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Wilton Scarecrow Fest: Decorated pumpkins race 0

October 22, 2016 • Category: Features

WILTON – As the spectators cheered, decorated pumpkins sped down Lake Road during several heats on Saturday afternoon in the second annual Pumpkin Derby Race held as part of the annual Wilton Scarecrow Fest. Most of the wheeled squashes had been decorated using a Halloween theme. Riley Hall, 7, of Chesterville, painted his pumpkin racer to look like an eyeball. His […]

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Gallery Exhibition Nahid Fekri-Dalpour Photography, Oct. 22 (3)

WILTON – On Saturday, Oct. 22, Nahid Fekri-Dalpour Photography will be holding its first gallery exhibition. Featuring work from the series, “Moon”, the gallery will showcase a wide range of Nahid’s great artistic talents. Light refreshments will be available. All are welcomed to stop by and enjoy this wonderful event to be held from 10 […]


Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty donates to food pantry at Mallett School (0)

FARMINGTON – Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty recently made a $500 donation to Good Shepard Food Bank, which in turn supplies the Mallett School pantry with pantry staples and produce. Distributions for families with children in RSU 9, are on the third Wednesday of the month. The next date will be Nov. 16, 3:45-5 p.m., […]


Chinese/Ticket Auction at Fairbanks School Oct. 23 (0)

FARMINGTON – The Fairbanks School, 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington will be hosting a Chinese/Ticket Auction on Sunday, Oct. 23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. to purchase tickets and bid on items of interest. Ticket prices are 5 for $1, buy 25 and get 5 free. Drawing of items begins at 1 p.m. You must be […]


Strong and Kingfield Health Centers to offer two flu shot clinics (0)

The Mt. Abram Regional Health Center and Strong Area Health Center will each offer free flu shot vaccines to kids age 18 and under on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present to sign a consent form for kids wanting to receive a […]


Ruth N. Mitchell (1928-2016) (2)

PHILLIPS – Ruth Newell Mitchell, 88, passed away on Oct. 19, 2016, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington. She was born on Feb. 21, 1928, in Weld, the daughter of Chester, Sr. and Isabelle (Merchant) Newell. She attended North Anson Academy, graduating in the class of 1948. During her teenage years, she worked at Devereaux […]


The Countryman: Peeping long distance (2)

Some say this has been the best season yet for autumn colors. We’ve checked it out with two leaf-peeping trips, a day trip to Pittston Farm and a five-day trip to Cape Breton. Yup, it has been a terrific year for foliage. ‘Bout done, though. The trip to Pittston Farm did not disappoint. Color was […]


Wilton Recreation Department’s basketball program sign-ups coming up (0)

WILTON – Signups for the co-ed 2nd and 3rd grade “in house” Wilton Recreation Department’s basketball program will be Nov. 1 and 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Academy Hill gym. Practices will start in November with players receiving a phone call from their coach as to which night and what time. Once games start […]