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Hammond Lumber holds ribbon cutting to open new store 0

July 24, 2014 • Category: Features

WILTON – Hammond Lumber held a grand opening event for its newest location Thursday, with the hardware store’s founders cutting the yellow ribbon. Hammond Lumber purchased Dexter Supply, located on the Wilton Road, in April. The company is headquartered in Belgrade and previously operated locally out of its location on the Farmington Falls Road. The […]

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‘Art in August’ to be held in Oquossoc Village on Aug. 7 (0)

OQUOSSOC – Rangeley Friends of the Arts is excited to announce that the 34th annual “Art in August” show will be held in the heart of Oquossoc Village. Always the first Thursday in August, the show will take place on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists’ exhibits will be in the Oquossoc […]


Chamber ribbon cutting, Business After Hours in Wilton Thursday (0)

WILTON – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is holding two events on Thursday, July 24. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 10 a.m. at Hammond Lumber’s new Wilton store. All are encouraged to attend the festivities at 946 US Route 2 E. Following the ribbon cutting, Hammond Lumber Co. will be hosting an […]


Stanley A. Ellsworth (1929 – 2014) (0)

BRUNSWICK – Stanley A Ellsworth, Age 85, died July 23 at the Bodwell House in Brunswick. He was born March 18, 1929 in Farmington, the son of Harry and Vina Ellsworth. He attended the Little Red Schoolhouse in Farmington and graduated from Farmington High School in 1947. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of […]


Upward Bound: Spectacular theater, inspiring stories (0)

By Michael Hilton The last few weeks at Upward Bound, on the University of Maine at Farmington campus, have been full of engaging activities. Recently, we went to Monmouth Theatre and saw a Shakespearean play called, As You Like It. Going to see a play during the summer is a long-standing Upward Bound tradition. For […]


Guided tours of Fly Rod Crosby Trail set for Aug. 10 (0)

PHILLIPS – It’s a heritage trail; it’s a nature trail; it’s a recreational trail. It’s a new trail that wends its way through the life and times of Maine’s first registered guide, Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby (1854 – 1946). For all those reasons and more, it’s time to celebrate, say the volunteers of the High […]


Lady Golfers’ Tournament raises money for Bennett Breast Care Center (0)

LIVERMORE – For the second year in a row, the patients of Bennett Breast Care Center were winners in the Lady Golfers’ golf tournament at Maple Lane Golf Course. Forty women faced the rain and mist to play an 18-hole scramble to raise the money. They then bid on over 30 items donated by area […]