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Neither snow nor rain….” and tales from Presidents’ Day(6)

February 20, 2017

By Paul Mills

In the first place, it’s of course well known that Washington wasn’t born on the third Monday of February. Indeed, under the calendar system in use at the time of his birth it was Feb. 11, 1731.

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33rd annual Children’s Festival ‘a great opportunity for families’

FARMINGTON – Excited families filled the Olsen Student Center on the University of Maine at Farmington campus Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Children’s Festival. After canceling last year due to electrical issues in the building, children and parents alike were excited to once again attend the loved community event. Organized by the Franklin County […]

Skiing together: ‘Basically, I just have to trust Mrs. Carlson’

FARMINGTON – Young snow enthusiasts wiggled and spun around at the base of Titcomb Mountain as they patiently awaited for Cascade Brook School’s Winter Fun Day to begin. The annual event brought CBS students to Titcomb for a full day of sledding, snowman making and of course, skiing. This year’s opening ceremony welcomed back special […]

UMF volunteers bring love of reading to Mallett School

FARMINGTON – Volunteer readers from the University of Maine at Farmington visited W.G. Mallett School Friday, bringing books, smiles and one large mascot. “There’s a real beaver in here,” one student excitedly told another, referring to Chompers, UMF’s mascot. The program brought UMF students, faculty and other staff members into the school and paired them […]


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