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Wilton native finds the ‘sand in her shoes’ in Africa 1

August 21, 2017 • Category: Features

WILTON – Before graduating from Mt. Blue High School in 1989, as part of the largest class to come through the school, Sarah Yates recalls spending her days in her hometown’s former “Green School.” Third grade, in particular, was a significant one for Yates. “I remember watching a film strip about the San people of […]

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RFA painting and sculpture open house Aug. 25 (0)

RANGELEY – The Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to present Sandra Pealer; Paintings, Tamara Richel; Paintings and John Hooper; Sculpture in an exhibit Aug. 24 through Sept. 30, 2017. An artist’s reception, featuring complimentary snacks and cash bar (beer/wine), will be held Aug. 25 from 5-7 pm. The gallery is located in the lobby […]


Sandy River Realty welcomes new real estate agent (1)

FARMINGTON – Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty is pleased to welcome Gary Snow as its latest real estate agent. Gary successfully completed the education, testing and licensing procedures as required by the Maine Real Estate Commission and he has already started assisting clients with their real estate needs. Gary grew up in Rangeley and now […]


Merry Plinksters to play at Norland’s 7th annual Pie Social Sept. 9 (0)

LIVERMORE – Step back into the post-Civil War era against a backdrop of rolling fields and woodlands at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. History and music will fill the autumn air along with the delicious aroma of fresh-baked homemade pies during this 7th annual fundraiser for Norlands on Saturday, September 9th from 1:00pm […]


Glenwood Elliott (1927-2017) (0)

AUGUSTA – Glenwood Elliott, 90, formerly of East Dixfield, died early Sunday morning at the Maine Veteran’s Home in Augusta. He was born in Waterville, May 30, 1927, a son of Lester and Lillian (Glotes) Elliott and received his education in Waterville schools. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: The incompetence to follow (0)

Ethan Strimling is dead meat. That’s what political insiders are saying about Portland’s mayor in the wake of his public feuding with the city manager and the city council. They claim that if Strimling is harboring ambitions of achieving higher office – and there’s not the slightest doubt he is – his intemperate blundering through […]


Spotting the best of nature (13)

Warmer weather is finally here and Franklin County’s many talented photographers are here to bring readers the best shots of nature and those who live in it. The basis for the Sunday collections goes back to March 2011, when author and photographer Jane Naliboff of Chesterville began sending a few pictures each week. Other photographers […]