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‘Iditaread’ brings sled dogs, books and fun to Mallett School 0

March 6, 2015 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Students at W.G. Mallett School will be mushing to the local library this month, as the school’s annual Iditaread event kicks off on Monday, March 9. Filling in for the sled dogs, students will read books and work with their musher, or teacher, in a bid to be the first group to reach […]

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Bangor Area Children’s Choir to present ‘The Road Home’ on March 15 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Bangor Area Children’s Choir will present a concert, The Road Home, on Sunday, March 15 at 1:30 p.m. at University of Maine at Farmington’s Nordica Auditorium. Donations received at the concert will go to a fund to help refurbish Nordica’s Falcone grand piano. Music will range from popular favorites such as Fix […]


Beginning sewing classes with Glenda Fay offered at Wilton library (2)

WILTON – Women, men, teens — learn to sew! Whether you just want to brush up on sewing or have never touched a sewing machine before, this is the class for you. In this two-session class you’ll learn the basics of using a home sewing machine so you can operate one on your own. The […]


Cabin Fever or Seasonal Affective Disorder? (0)

In this seemingly endless Maine winter, it is easy to have cabin fever and feel frustrated with the freezing cold temperatures and weekly snowfall forecasts. When cabin fever becomes a seasonal occurrence that is accompanied by bouts of depression, however, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may be the cause. SAD most often starts in the fall […]


Marie L. DeRoche (1927-2015) (3)

FARMINGTON – Marie L. DeRoche, 88, of Farmington, passed away peacefully at Orchard Park Rehabilitation and Living Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. She was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Farmington, a daughter of John and Ruth (Knapp) DeRoche. Marie attended the Little Red Schoolhouse in Farmington, graduating from eighth grade in 1942 and […]


Letter to the Editor: Consider getting involved with the Boy Scouts (2)

My name is Zack, I am 12 years old and I am a member of Boy Scout Troop 546 in Temple. I would like to share some information about scouting in hopes to get more boys involved. Boy Scouts is for boys ages 11-18, looking for fun ways to learn and get involved in the […]


Free big mountain training day (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – On Sunday, March 15, Carrabassett Valley Academy freestyle program director Nathan Mckenzie will offer a free big mountain training day at Sugarloaf Mountain. The day will consist of training and instruction around big mountain competitive skiing while exploring Sugarloaf’s backcountry terrain. “This training day will be a great opportunity for young skiers […]


UMF lacrosse looks toward NAC title (0)

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s lacrosse team enters its sixth season in hopes of claiming a North Atlantic Conference championship title. After getting selected sixth in the North Atlantic Conference preseason poll, the team looks to build off last year’s momentum despite losing eight seniors. With a 4-7 overall mark and […]