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Six-year-old leads way as children’s museum kicks off funding drive 1

July 24, 2014 • Category: Features

CANTON – When six-year-old Dakota White decided he wanted to set up a lemonade stand in front of his home, he was following a long-time summer tradition. It’s what he wanted to do with the money that made it a little unusual. According to White’s mother, Kristi White, Dakota wanted to donate the proceeds to […]

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The 7th annual RFA Summer Diva Show is Aug. 1-4 (0)

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts proudly presents The 7th Annual RFA Summer Diva Show, featuring great songs and hits of the last six decades. This popular event will be held in downtown Rangeley at the revitalized Rangeley Inn in the Kennebago Ballroom. The RFA Diva Show is a true example of the phrase […]


Chamber ribbon cutting, Business After Hours in Wilton Thursday (0)

WILTON – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is holding two events on Thursday, July 24. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 10 a.m. at Hammond Lumber’s new Wilton store. All are encouraged to attend the festivities at 946 US Route 2 E. Following the ribbon cutting, Hammond Lumber Co. will be hosting an […]


Rangeley Public Library to celebrate 10th annual Summer Gala on July 31 (0)

RANGELEY – This summer will mark the 10th Anniversary of the Rangeley Public Library’s Summer Gala celebrations. After nine years hosting this annual event, the RPL Trustees want to mark this 10th year as a special milestone, allowing the community to come together and offer support while celebrating and enjoying our “nationally treasured” library on […]


Varicose vein treatment now available at FMH (0)

FARMINGTON – With the addition of surgeon Benoit Blondeau, MD, FACS, MBA, joining the staff of Franklin Health Surgery in December, the medical practice has added varicose veins to the range of conditions it treats. Blondeau has a professional interest in venous disorders and completed a fellowship in vascular medicine from CHU Tours in France. […]


Diane Irene (Morrell) Pooler (1951 – 2014) (0)

WATERVILLE – Diane Irene (Morrell) Pooler, 63, passed away July 23, 2014 at her home. She was born July 1, 1951 in Waterville, the daughter of Richard B. and Alice M. (Jenness) Morrell. On July 5, 2004, she married Raymond J. Pooler in Waterville. She loved cooking and going for rides. She is survived by […]


Upward Bound: Spectacular theater, inspiring stories (0)

By Michael Hilton The last few weeks at Upward Bound, on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, have been full of engaging activities. Recently, we went to Monmouth Theatre and saw a Shakespearean play called, As You Like It. Going to see a play during the summer is a long-standing Upward Bound tradition. For […]


WF&G to host open house on Aug. 2 (0)

WILTON – The Wilton Fish and Game Association members and the WF&G Youth Shooting League are preparing for their annual open house during the weekend of the Wilton Blueberry Festival. Mark your calendars for the date of Saturday, Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 240 US Route 2. The day will begin […]


Lady Golfers’ Tournament raises money for Bennett Breast Care Center (0)

LIVERMORE – For the second year in a row, the patients of Bennett Breast Care Center were winners in the Lady Golfers’ golf tournament at Maple Lane Golf Course. Forty women faced the rain and mist to play an 18-hole scramble to raise the money. They then bid on over 30 items donated by area […]