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Plans for Franklin County History Tour in the works 1

April 25, 2015 • Category: Features

STRONG – After finding great success with the first Franklin County History Tour held last October, members of more than a dozen historical societies have united once again to coordinate plans for more tour dates this year. It was about a year and a half ago when members of the Phillips Historical Society started talking […]

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Sign up now for Sandy River Players’ Summer Youth Music Camp (0)

FARMINGTON – Summer is on its way and it’s time to prepare for Sandy River Players’ Summer Youth Music Camp. This year’s production is “Peter Pan, Jr.,” a Music Theatre International Broadway Junior production. SRP’s Summer Youth Music Camp is a three-week theater camp for children ages 8 – 14. The camp runs Monday to […]


Farmington photographer’s work chosen for Boothbay Harbor show (0)

FARMINGTON – Award winning photographer Alana Ranney’s photography is currently displayed in the juried Maine Photography Show, Visions of Maine at the BRAFF gallery in Boothbay Harbor, now through May 1. A large sample of her photographs from nature to architecture and beyond can be seen locally at High Peaks Artisans’ Guild in Kingfield and […]


Library and Western Maine Storytelling receive grant for performances (0)

FARMINGTON – Thanks to a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Farmington will host two performances on Saturday, June 13, by the Massachusetts duo, Eshu Bumpus and Motoko. Bumpus’s African-American traditions and jazz musicianship will blend with Motoko’s Japanese traditions and mime artistry in a morning show for families at the Farmington […]


Cosmetologists needed for American Cancer Society’s ‘Look Good Feel Better’ program (0)

TOPSHAM – The American Cancer Society is looking for licensed cosmetologists throughout Maine who are interested in becoming trained volunteers for its Look Good Feel Better program. Hair stylists, wig experts, and estheticians are invited to a free training session on Monday, May 18 at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland from 10 AM […]


Graveside services announced for Jeannette Kathleen McHugh (0)

NEW SHARON – A graveside service for Jeannette Kathleen McHugh, who passed on Feb. 27, 2015, will be held May 16 at 1 p.m. at New Sharon Village Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of Adams-McFarlane Funeral & Cremation Services,108 Court St., Farmington. Condolences may be sent for the family at


Letter to the Editor: Celebrate nurses (2)

National Nurses Week is observed every year beginning on May 6 with National Nurses Day and ending on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing as a modern profession. My health care career began as a practicing nurse, so I know firsthand the countless everyday contributions nurses make on the frontline […]


Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife announces Camp North Woods (1)

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for youth in the outdoors: Camp North Woods! The Department has developed Camp North Woods to provide opportunities to youth and their families to learn lifelong outdoor skills as well as the importance of sustaining Maine’s natural […]


Girls softball: Edward Little 7, Mt. Blue 5 (0)

AUBURN – The Edward Little Red Eddies scored 4 quick runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and then held off Mt. Blue on their way to a 7 to 5 victory on Friday. EL’s Calle Murray began the inning with a double to left field and RBI singles by Taylor Depot and Molly […]