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Nature: “…and life would all be spring.” 8

March 26, 2017 • Category: Features

“The sun just touched the morning; The morning, happy thing, Supposed that he had come to dwell, And life would all be spring. “. Emily Dickinson (Maria James)

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Workshop provides skills to edit Wikipedia articles (2)

FARMINGTON – A workshop on Saturday educated participants on the process of editing Wikipedia articles to provide accurate and up-to-date information, specifically focused on women in the arts. The online encyclopedia offers free information in over 250 languages worldwide. Articles are a collaborative effort of the general public, allowing anyone to contribute or edit the information. Organizer, Abby […]


Pets of the Week: Cliff & Cat (0)

Pets of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Cliff, 2 years, DNA Tested! American Stafforshire/Bulldog Mix Hiya, I’m Cliff! I’m a high energy, very handsome boy who loves long walks, chasing after balls, and playing, playing, playing! I’m a bit bouncy, […]


Bridging Community Project kicks off (0)

FARMINGTON – An event last week brought representatives from a wide variety of community sectors together in one room to address concerns of extreme poverty within the region. The G.H. Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital was packed with health care providers, lawyers, educators, social service providers and religious affiliates, all hoping to gain some […]


Jeanette H. Demo (1923-2017) (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Jeanette H. Demo, 93, passed away March 24 at Cedar Ridge Nursing Home in Skowhegan. She was born June 7, 1923 in Skowhegan, the daughter of Howard Franklin and Ruth (Coleman) Hainer. She was educated in the schools of Skowhegan, graduated from Skowhegan High School in 1941, then continued her education at Beal’s […]


Letter to the Editor: Volunteerism in New Vineyard (1)

In New Vineyard, the spirit of volunteerism is strong and this winter it continues to be seen in many heart-warming ways. Here are a few examples: *The weather pattern this winter has created many challenges, not the least of which was the formidable accumulation of snow on the library roof. Given the forecast for an […]


Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust announces Outdoor Adventure Series (0)

Rangeley – The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust will be hosting its 6th Annual Outdoor Adventure Series this summer. For more information on a particular program or to register please call (207) 864-7311. Registration opens April 15.


Harlem Superstars come to Mt. Blue on March 29 (2)

FARMINGTON – A dream team of Mt. Blue senior boys and girls will take on the Harlem Superstars Comedy Basketball team on March 29. Featuring comedian Kevin “Showboat” Jackson and dunk specialist Roosevelt “Rolex” Lee, the Harlem Superstars’ game begins Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought in advance at Shelly’s Hometown […]