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Nature: Spring popping up 2

April 23, 2017 • Category: Features

Flower buds getting ready to open in a week or so. (Jane Naliboff/Chesterville)

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UMF presents annual Arts Nights Celebration April 24 through 25 (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington is excited to again present its annual Arts Nights celebration Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25. Free and open to the public, this array of creative events by UMF students takes place throughout the Emery Community Arts Center. For the ninth year, UMF’s popular Pixel Hunter […]


DAR of Farmington recognizes Dirigo High School senior (0)

DIXFIELD – At a recent assembly at Dirigo High School, Charlotte Collins, a member of The Colonial Daughters Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) of Farmington presented Mason Corriveau with a 2017 Good Citizen Award. Mason is the son of Terri and Matthew Foreman of Dixfield. Mason received a Good Citizen Pin and a […]


Pets of the Week: Jones & Yukio (0)

Pets of the Week is a special feature to highlight those who are ready for adoption from the Franklin County Animal Shelter. Jones-the-Dog, 1 to 3 years, Breed Unconfirmed Hi there, the name is Jones! I’m a high-energy young guy who loves to go, go, GO! I love meeting new people, and I’m very social, […]


Audrey M. Stevens (1935-2017) (7)

STRONG – Audrey Marion Stevens, 82, passed away on April 19 at Russell Park Rehabilitation and Living Center in Lewiston. She was born on March 13, 1935 in Strong, the daughter of Albert and Helen (Merrill) Huff. She was educated in the schools of Strong and graduated from Strong High School in the class of […]


Poliquin Town Hall meeting convenes in Farmington, without Poliquin (13)

By Ellen Grunblatt on behalf of the organizing committee Sustainable Campus Coalition UMF Diversity Lab A crowd of about 50 people turned out for a town hall meeting on Monday with the 2nd District Representative Bruce Poliquin. After several weeks of not responding to the invitation, Mr. Poliquin, through one of his staff, at the […]


Nathan Kronewetter hired as head men’s soccer coach (0)

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington’s Director of Athletics Julie Davis is pleased to announce the hiring of Nathan Kronewetter as the head men’s soccer coach after an intensive search with a deep pool of applicants. Kronewetter will join UMF on May 1. “Coach Kronewetter brings a wealth of experience, having coached both men […]