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Perham Stream Bridge ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday 0

August 24, 2016 • Category: Features

MADRID – Backwoods trail riders take note. The official opening of the Perham Stream Bridge on the multi-use trail in Madrid is taking place at noon on Saturday, Aug. 27. The bridge is at the confluence of Perham and Orbeton Streams in Madrid Township and is a major crossing on the ITS 84/89 snowmobile trails and the Moose Loop […]

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UMF Art Gallery opens with exhibit by artist Michel Droge, Sept. 8 (0)

FARMINGTON – The UMF Art Gallery is proud to announce its season-opening show, “Nocturnes” by painter and printmaker Michel Droge. This exhibition of exciting new large oil paintings runs from Sept. 8 to Oct. 9 at the UMF Art Gallery at the University of Maine Farmington. The opening reception is from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. […]


Franklin County 4-H Open Air Market Saturday (0)

FARMINGTON – The public is invited to the Franklin County 4-H Open Air Market on Saturday, Aug. 27. This event is being held in partnership with the Saturday Farmington Farmers’ Market on Main Street in the District Court parking lot from 9 a.m. until noon. The 4-H Open Air Market is an annual event giving […]


Oquossoc Log Church celebrates centennial anniversary (0)

OQUOSSOC – The Oquossoc Union Church, better known as The Log Church, celebrated its centennial anniversary on Sunday. The celebration began with a special service at 9 a.m., the Rev. Tony MacNaughton presiding. The Church was adorned with beautiful decorations. Hollow birch logs, filled with large arrangements of wild flowers, flanked the pulpit, and the […]


Funeral Services for John Hogan on Aug. 27 (0)

FARMINGTON – Services for John “Jack” Hogan, who died on July 30, 2016, will be held on Saturday Aug. 27, 2016, with an hour of visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. and funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington. A reception will follow at […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Atlantic crossing (5)

Right now, it’s the exact same time here in Maine as it is in Michigan, which is roughly a zillion miles away. That’s because both states are in the Eastern Time Zone, us at the extreme eastern edge and them at the far western boundary. The reason two such disparate places (Detroit has Lions and […]


UMF Fitness and Recreation Center closed Friday morning (0)

FARMINGTON – The UMF Fitness and Recreation Center will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Aug. 26 for new student centralized check in. We will reopen at noon.