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More than 160 participate in Phillips Old Home Days Memory Walk 0

August 25, 2016 • Category: Features

PHILLIPS – More than 160 walkers participated in the Phillips Old Home Days Memory Walk organized by the family of Marjorie Toothaker who lost her battle with cancer in 2009. As a tribute to their mother who always wanted her daughters to stay close and do things together, the girls formed a scholarship committee and […]

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Artist Mike Breau to exhibit at SugarWood Gallery (0)

FARMINGTON – SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Mike Breau of Peru, Maine, will be feted at an Open House Reception Friday, Sept. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Farmington’s First Friday Art Walk. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. Mike Breau emerges from the Western Foothills of Maine offering a vast […]


Comfort Inn & Suites honors Wilton fire fighters (0)

WILTON – The Comfort Inn & Suites honored the Wilton Fire Department with a free waffle breakfast in recognition of Comfort Says Thanks- National Waffle Day 2016. The breakfast was held on Sunday, Aug. 21 and the fourth year that the local Comfort Inn joined in to celebrate Nation Waffle Day! “We wanted to thank […]


3rd Annual Teal Ribbon Run/Walk 5K Sept. 10 (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin County’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services (SAPARS) invites you to help run (or walk) sexual violence out of the community with their 3rd annual “Teal Ribbon Run/Walk 5K” on Saturday, Sept. 10. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at The Holman House on 227 Main Street in Farmington, and the 5K […]


Phillip Lopresti (1929-2016) (1)

PHILLIPS – Phillip “Sonny” Lopresti, 87, passed away on August 22, 2016 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, with his loving wife of 33 years and friends at his side. He was born on May 11, 1929, in Melrose, Mass., the son of Anthony, Sr. and Doris Williams Lopresti. He was educated in the schools […]


The Countryman: Truth or loyalty (4)

Here are two names I never thought I’d put together: Ted Cruz and Rushworth Kidder. The news last month from Cleveland, spurred by the former, put me in mind of the latter. Cruz, of course, is the defeated Republican presidential candidate who very publicly refused to endorse Donald Trump. Kidder, who died in 2012, founded […]


Famous fly tier and author visit Sporting Museum on Saturday (0)

OQUOSSOC – On Saturday, Aug. 27, the Saturday Summer Series at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc continues with well-known fly tier Edward “Muzzy” Muzeroll and “Tales from Toothaker” author Peggy Herbert both slated to appear from 11-3 p.m. Muzeroll has been tying flies for over 30 years and Classic Atlantic Salmon flies for 20. He […]


The Bench Warmers claim Franklin County Women’s Softball League championship (0)

JAY – Franklin County Women’s Softball League completed a successful second year with the league championship game. The Bench Warmers, led by co-captains Mandi Currier and Betsy Dorr claimed the 2016 championship by a marginal win over the Royal Rebels, led by captain Vicky Kinsey. The Franklin County Women’s Softball League is a modified fast-pitch […]