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Rangeley’s Logging Festival Friday & Saturday 0

July 22, 2014 • Category: Features

RANGELEY – The 34th annual Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum’s Logging Festival is set to begin Friday, July 25 and will continue through Saturday, July 26. Yankee Magazine chose the Logging Festival weekend as one of the top 20 Maine events for 2014. Included in the events are the Little Mr. & Miss Wood Chip […]

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New England folk trio Annalivia performing July 26, 26 & 29 at local venues (1)

FARMINGTON – New England Celtic Arts along with the Farmington Historical Society for Summer Fest; Seven Lakes Festival and RFA Lakeside Theatre will present the New England’s premier Folk trio, Annalivia. Performances will be at North Church in Farmington is on Saturday, July 26; Seven Lakes Festival in Belgrade on Sunday, July 27; and at […]


New Sharon Hootenanny Saturday (0)

NEW SHARON – The annual New Sharon Hootenanny will be held Saturday, July 26, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Congregational Church Vestry at the foot of Cape Cod Hill Road, just off Rt. 2 in New Sharon. All are welcome and there is no admission charge. If you’d like to perform call […]


Annual Healthcare Golf Classic nets $24,000 (0)

FARMINGTON – More than $24,000 was raised at Franklin Community Health Network’s (FCHN) annual Healthcare Golf Classic held July 13 and 14 at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Healthy Community Coalition (HCC) of greater Franklin County and the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center. Twenty-two teams from throughout New England […]


James A. Marden (1936 – 2014) (0)

SMITHFIELD – James A. Marden, 78, passed away July 19, 2014, at Inland Hospital in Waterville surrounded by his family. He was born on May 16, 1936 in Waterville, the son of Arnold G. and Onia (LaFlamme) Marden. James graduated from Waterville High School, several military schools, AAA & GM, USARPAC Signal School, and Nike […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: A little nip (2)

Allow me a selfish moment. I’ve grown weary of advocating for causes that may be good for society as a whole, but don’t benefit me at all. When some issue I’ve supported in this column finally achieves its moment of victory, I’m often left with an empty feeling because I have no interest in taking […]


Visitors at the bird feeder & other surprises (9)

By Jane Knox
A beautiful face popped up far away in the field at dusk. The sun turned the deer’s coat into an almost bright red.


Mt. Blue Girls Basketball Clinic Monday-Wednesday (0)

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Girls Basketball Clinic will be held on Monday July 21, Tuesday July 22 and Wednesday July 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Blue High school gym. This clinic, for girls in grades 4 – 8 (incoming school year in September), will teach some of the fundamentals of basketball. […]