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Farmington Rec hits the trails with One Day Wanderers Club 1

October 9, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – A new hiking program organized by the local recreation department is going places. The One Day Wanderers program launched this summer, with the Farmington Recreation Department organizing guided hikes for people that are 50 or older. Farmington Parks & Rec Department Director Matt Foster and Assistant Director Seth Noonkester, both experienced hikers trained […]

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Award-winning independent filmmaker Jay Craven reads at UMF Visiting Writers Series, Oct.15 (0)

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington presents Jay Craven, award-winning film maker, director, writer and producer, as the next reader in the UMF Visiting Writers Series. Craven will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. The reading is free and open […]


Residents invited to attend health network’s annual meeting (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Community Health Network invites interested members of the community to attend its annual meeting. FCHN is a locally controlled not-for-profit network of rural health care providers that includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, Evergreen Behavioral Services, Franklin Health, NorthStar, and the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County. The annual meeting will take place […]


SeniorsPlus long distance learning class is Oct. 22 (0)

LEWISTON – SeniorsPlus, the designated Western Maine Agency on Aging, announces the October offering of their Long Distance Learning program, connecting community members in the Farmington with live educational seminars being held at the Lewiston Education Center of SeniorsPlus. The class, with Maine author Walt Bannon, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 1 […]


Strong and Kingfield Health Centers to offer flu clinics for MSAD #58 students (1)

Adult community members are welcome to go to the clinics for their shots too. STRONG – This October, Strong Area Health Center and Mt. Abram Regional Health Center are partnering to offer flu shot vaccines to students of MSAD #58 and adult community members as well. Since the school system will not be able to […]


Howard D. Jackson (1943 – 2015) (0)

FAYETTE — Howard D. Jackson, 71, of New Vineyard, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Fayette. Howard was born on Dec. 31, 1943, a son of Ruphelle (Lambert) and Howard S. Jackson. He received his education from local schools, graduating from Livermore Falls High School in 1963. Howard went on to start his career […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Stillborn ways (44)

To hear Maine Republicans tell it, all would be right with the world if they could just pass a bill in the next legislative session to defund Planned Parenthood. This simple act would result in the federal budget being balanced, the Islamic State being defeated, Russian President Vladimir Putin making obsequious concessions to the United […]


Wilton Fish & Game Association announces fall raffle winners (0)

WILTON – Farmington Fair has come to a close and the final tickets for the Wilton Fish & Game Association have been drawn. The first prize winner for the annual fund raiser raffle is Elvis Phair from Wilton. Phair had the choice of a 12 gauge shot gun or a wooden box collection of pink […]


Skowhegan tops Mt. Blue in overtime (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Mt. Blue girls’ field hockey rang up their first loss in weeks Thursday afternoon, after a tough Skowhegan High School squad scored in overtime. Mt. Blue’s record on the season is 8 – 4 – 1. Both schools scored in the first half and were held scoreless in the second. Hannah LeClair scored […]