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Farmington couple receive 5th annual Gem Award 4

July 30, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Richard and Judith Bjorn received the 5th annual Farmington Gem Award, which honors those Farmington residents who make major contributions in the local community. The award, sponsored by Cindy and Ron Gelinas of Mainestone Jewelry, is decided through a nomination process in which residents can vote for who they would like see be […]

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Sugarwood Gallery announces Kathi Smith as ‘Artist of the Month’ (0)

FARMINGTON – Sugarwood Galley in downtown Farmington has announced that Kathi Smith with the be Artist of the Month through August. An artist reception to meet Smith will be held at Sugarwood Gallery from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. Born in Maine and raised in […]


Blacksmith meeting featuring knife making demonstration by Bill Reid (0)

WILTON – The Western Maine Blacksmith Association is hosting a knife making demonstration by Bill Reid at its regular meeting at the Wilton Farm and Home Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Following a brief business meeting at 7 p.m., the demonstration will take place in the forge room on the lower level of the museum. […]


Strong Area Health and Dental Center to hold food drive in August (0)

STRONG – Strong Area Health and Dental Center will hold a food drive in celebration of National Community Health Center Week from August 11 – 22. The health and dental center will accept nonperishable food from members of the community Monday through Friday during the second week of August. All food donations will be brought […]


Dr. Carl Alexander Brinkman (1932-2014) (2)

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Carl Alexander Brinkman, MD F.A.C.S of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Portland, Maine, passed away on July 26, 2014. He was born in Resht, Iran, on June 17, 1932, the son of medical missionaries, the late Dr. Harry and Adrianna (Van Lopik) Brinkman. Carl was also predeceased by his first wife Diane-Clare (Butler) […]


Letter to the Editor: Fixing the border mess (0)

The ongoing humanitarian crisis on our southwest border has been created by elected officials in Washington unwilling to do their jobs. For years, Presidents and Congress have refused to secure the border and enforce our immigration laws. More recently, President Obama has sent the unmistakable message that if a child reaches American soil, even illegally, […]


ArtBIKE combines cycling, artwork in Kingfield Friday afternoon (0)

KINGFIELD – This Friday evening, Aug. 1, is the next in the summer series of Artwalks in Kingfield – an event called ArtBIK. Held from 5-8 PM this Artwalk celebrates cycling creativity and encourages everyone who has a bike and likes to ride it, to ride from venue to venue. As always, there will be […]