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Poet’s Corner: The Flakes(0)

October 21, 2018

The Flakes by Greg Zemlansky Dark clouds make their sneaky appearance. The sun makes a sudden quick disappearance. The flakes are waiting for their chance to descend. Waiting quietly for their whiteness to transcend. The cold north breeze is kissing my skin. The flakes blown by the wind are distorted within. The flakes have wings […]

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Book talk, signing with Ruth McCleery Watson at CVPL is Nov. 2

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – A book talk and signing with Ruth McCleery Watson, editor of The History of the Farmington Fire Department 1850-2000, will be held on Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Begin Family Community Room at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library. The 150-plus year chronicle of Farmington’s firefighting past was written by Robert […]

Jazz giant John Coltrane subject of UMF New Commons Project, Oct. 31-Nov. 20

FARMINGTON – A giant in the world of jazz, American jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and his work are the next featured selections of the New Commons Project of the University of Maine at Farmington. An iconic figure of 20th century jazz, John William Coltrane (1926-1967), also known as “Trane,” is best known for his brilliant […]

Sandy River Ramblers concert to be held in Phillips

PHILLIPS – On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Sandy River Ramblers will bring their unique Maine-flavored Bluegrass show to the Phillips Area Community Center, where they have performed several very successful concerts over the past few years. The band is known for gorgeous vocal harmonies, virtuoso instrumental playing, and outstanding songwriting. Their 2012 CD, Cry of […]

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