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Maine High Peaks logo revealed 0

April 23, 2014 • Category: Features

KINGFIELD – The Maine High Peaks logo was unveiled on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing effort by various groups to promote the region towards new visitors and businesses. At the end of a slide show set to music of photographs from around the region, Jim Cox, a specialist in destination branding, came to the […]

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Cultural exchange between Maine and Maritimes fostered by sister festivals (1)

CARTHAGE – Crossroads International Celtic Festival in collaboration with the Festival of Small Halls will present a promotional tour in the region as part of a cultural exchange between Maine and the Maritimes at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in Carthage on Wednesday, April 30, and at Phillips Area Community Center in Phillips on Thursday, […]


The Great Whatever Auction is almost here (1)

WILTON – There is something for everyone at this year’s Great Whatever Auction held on Saturday, April 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Academy Hill School in Wilton. The annual auction — which as always features a free dessert buffet — is a major fundraiser for the Wilton Scholarship Foundation that provides funds for […]


Hospital to host free adult aging workshop (0)

FARMINGTON – Franklin Memorial Hospital is hosting an adult aging workshop on Saturday, May 17 for community members. This free workshop will be held in Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. This workshop will provide education and resources for aging adults and for caretakers of an aging adult. Topics covered will […]


Joseph D. Gould (1974-2014) (14)

WILTON – Joseph D. “BJ” “Bubba” Gould, 39, of Wilton, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 20, 2014, in the comfort of his home in Wilton. He was born on May 16, 1974, in Farmington, a son of, David and JoAnn (Perry) Gould. Joe graduated from Mt. Blue High School in 1992 and went on to […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Dead can dance (12)

In case you missed it, Ed Muskie last month endorsed independent Eliot Cutler for governor. This is remarkable for a number of reasons. For one thing, Muskie – the former governor, U.S. senator and secretary of state – was one of the founders of the modern Democratic Party in Maine. His loyalty to its nominees […]


UMF’s Mainely Outdoors holds 4th annual Fun River Paddle on May 4 (0)

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center is holding their annual Canoe/Kayak Race and Fun Paddle on Sunday, May 4, on the Sandy River. This fourth annual river paddle event is sponsored by the UMF fitness center’s Mainely Outdoors outdoor recreation program to promote community-wide fitness and outdoor fun. The […]


Jones homers to help Beavers complete sweep of Husson (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington got some timely hitting and two solid pitching performances on its way to a doubleheader sweep of Husson University, 5-2 and 2-1, in the Beavers’ Prescott Field opener on Tuesday. The wins were UMaine-Farmington’s first over Husson since April 20, 2010, and ended the Beavers’ 10-game winless […]