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Fairy tales come to Phillips for Old Home Days 0

August 18, 2017 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – Undeterred by a soft rain that fell all afternoon, local area residents brought decorations, costumes and a bit of fairy tale magic to Main Street Friday afternoon. Sponsored by the Phillips Chamber of Commerce, the 60th annual Phillips Old Home Days brings an entire week of events to the area, including Friday’s parade, […]

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Juno Award winning master songwriter David Myles and band to play in Farmington (0)

FARMINGTON – New England Celtic Arts will present Juno Winner David Myles in concert at 49 Franklin in Rumford on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and at North Church Concert Series in Farmington, Me on Thursday, Aug. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. with show at 7 p.m. While on a brief New England tour, David Myles […]


Introduction to phlebotomy course offered at CMCC (0)

AUBURN – The Center for Workforce & Professional Development at Central Maine Community College will offer Introduction to Phlebotomy on Thursday evenings, Sept. 12 to Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. A combination of lecture, lab and hands-on practical experience, this course will allow participants to develop the skills needed to work in an […]


Maine Outdoor Film Festival kicks off Rangeley’s 6th Trail Town Festival (0)

RANGELEY – Start your Labor Day festivities with the 3rd annual Maine Outdoor Film Festival on Friday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. in Rangeley at the Lakeside Theatre. This year’s films will take you to Belgium and Mexico, and then bring you back home to Maine. Admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for Appalachian […]


Janne Albertina Haines, 79 (6)

AVON – Janne Albertina Haines, 79, passed away on Aug. 16, 2017, at her home in Avon, with her family by her side. She was born in Phillips, the daughter of John and Maude (Weymouth) Hagelin. She graduated from high school in Chicopee, Mass, in the class of 1959. On Aug. 13, 1994, Janne married […]


Letter to the Editor: Fire and fury (6)

There have been five major extinctions charted through the geological record. That the sixth extinction awaits somewhere in the future is not a question but fact. Whether that event results from an asteroid impacting the earth or the moon; or the sun boiling away our atmosphere leaving the earth like its sister planet Mars; or […]


Chris Devine announces retirement from the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust (1)

RANGELEY – After five very successful years as the Executive Director of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, Chris Devine has decided it is time for him to move on and try something new. Devine has been in the conservation non-profit world for 18 years and has served as an Executive Director, Board and Committee member […]