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A farewell to Dahlov Ipcar 3

February 20, 2017 • Category: Features

Maine artist and picture book author/ illustrator Dahlov Ipcar died last Saturday at the age of 99.  Her two sons described the day of her death as follows: “Dahlov spent the morning as usual at her easel working on her latest painting; she fielded a few calls with her son, Bob, pertaining to a sit-down […]

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Maine High Peaks branding strategy sessions set for Feb. 28 & March 1 (0)

CARRABASSETT VALLEY – There are two ultimate goals of a regional branding strategy: to represent the allure of a destination for potential visitors, and to help the region better understand what industries and types of investment it is trying to attract. A regional brand should appeal to the types of people and markets a region […]


Titcomb Mountain hosting 12 hours of ski & riding events on Wednesday (0)

WEST FARMINGTON – Titcomb Mountain ski area will host the Titcomb Challenge coordinated by students from the University of Maine at Farmington Alpine Operations Certificate Program on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The 12-hour event will include a variety of races, competitions, and fun for all ages. The Titcomb Challenge coincides with school breaks at local Maine […]


Prescription assistance returns to Franklin Memorial Hospital (0)

FARMINGTON- Anyone who needs help saving money on prescription medications is eligible for MaineHealth’s recently expanded Medaccess program for greater Franklin County residents. MedAccess is funded by MaineHealth and is administered at eight Maine hospitals including Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH). MedAccess works with individuals and health care providers to identify ways patients can save money […]


Mildred I. Burns (1924-2017) (0)

SKOWHEGAN – Mildred Irene Burns, 92, passed away on Feb. 13, 2017, at the Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan with her family by her side. She was born March 8, 1924 in Madison, the daughter of Joseph T. and Gertrude E. (Black) Pomelow. She was educated in the schools of Madison and earned a GED in […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Do nothing ‘til you hear from me (4)

The Maine Legislature doesn’t like to be told what to do. That’s because the Legislature would prefer not doing anything. For a politician, doing stuff is risky. No matter how innocuous the action (a proclamation declaring National Don’t Do A Damn Thing Day), there are going to be people who won’t like it (probably the […]


Winter doesn’t disappoint (8)

By Jim Knox
A sharp eye on your fish, hoping it’s his fish before the day is done at the annual fishing derby on Wilson Lake Saturday.


Mt. Blue cheerleading ends season on a high note (0)

AUGUSTA – The Mt Blue Cheerleading team brought back some hardware with them from the state championship held in the Civic Center on Feb. 11. The Cougar cheerleaders won the good sportsmanship award among a field of 12 talented cheer squads. This is Mt Blue’s second sportsmanship award earned in back to back years for the […]