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Late summer preparations 4

August 18, 2019 • Category: Features

Here, a monarch caterpillar rests on a milkweed leaf as it prepares to form a chrysalis. (Photographed by Jane Naliboff)

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Poet’s Corner: Nature’s glory (0)

Nature’s Glory There’s a rich green meadow with yellow buttercups on which rest the sunshine. A narrow hiking trail that leads to a secret hide-a-way coastline. The ocean never sleeps as its creamy- white splashing waves crash upon a deserted lonely rocky rock. A sea of seagulls resting in the bay in a minute’s notice […]


Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington plans event honoring local law enforcement (0)

FARMINGTON – Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington, an assisted living and specialized memory care community for seniors, will celebrate local first responders during the first annual First Responder Appreciation event on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the organization’s Farmington location. All surrounding law enforcement and first responders including police, fire department, sheriff’s department, EMTs and their […]


Sporting yard sale at Wilton Fish & Game on Aug. 24 (0)

WILTON – Wilton Fish & Game Association will host a Sportsman Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. The sale will feature all manner of items related to hunting, fishing, trapping, archery camping and other outdoor activities. “For outdoors enthusiasts, this is the perfect time to grab a deal on […]


Stress reduction program begins on Sept. 17 (0)

FARMINGTON – An annual program aiming to help participants better prepare and deal with stress will start next month at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Western Maine Stress Reduction Program is a program designed to develop skills to meet the daily stressors of life’s challenges. The course leaders are Tim Davis, PA and Kathleen Hickey, MD. The […]


Joseph George Lawrence Quirion (1926-2019) (0)

CANAAN – Joseph George Lawrence Quirion, 93, passed away August 11, 2019 at his son’s home in Canaan. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie Fletcher Quirion and Son of the late George Oliver and Emma Lavoie Quirion of St. Gideon, Canada. He was born in Long Pond and attended Cornville and Skowhegan Parochial School. […]


Letter to the Editor: Managing the Middle East (7)

I joined the Marine Corps in 1990 because Saddam Hussein appeared the Hitleresque figure Washington said he was. But after hearing what the intel community had to say it quickly became apparent the war was a favor to wealthy Kuwaitis who wanted their oil revenues back. Chemical attacks cited in justification were carried out under […]


Edible fungi talk to be held on Aug. 25 (4)

CHESTERVILLE – ‘Some Edible Wild Mushroms of Western Maine’ will be the title of a talk at the Chesterville Center Union Meeting House on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. Long-time fungi forager Cynthia Stancioff of Chesterville will present slides and offer guidance about safely identifying edible and medicinal species of mushrooms and other fungi […]


Friendship Squares Dancing Club offering two free lessons (0)

WILTON – Friendship Squares Dancing Club is offering two free square dancing lessons, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Academy Hill School. No obligation, just come and try it out. Our group is fun and welcoming. We meet every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Academy […]