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Farmington couple receive 5th annual Gem Award 0

July 30, 2014 • Category: Features

FARMINGTON – Richard and Judith Bjorn received the 5th annual Farmington Gem Award, which honors those Farmington residents who make major contributions in the local community. The award, sponsored by Cindy and Ron Gelinas of Mainestone Jewelry, is decided through a nomination process in which residents can vote for who they would like see be […]

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Children’s Summer Theater: ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ opens Friday (0)

FARMINGTON – Tin Woodsman, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, Dorothy and Toto, along with a flock of flying monkeys and other unforgettable characters, will be skipping down the yellow brick road Friday and Saturday in two performances of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Children’s Summer Theater production, sponsored by The Mt. Blue Music Boosters as a […]


WFPL Book Sale offers something for everyone (0)

WILTON – The Wilton Free Public Library will again host their annual book sale at the Western Maine Development, LLC building on Weld Street, this Friday (Aug. 1) and Saturday (Aug. 2) during the Wilton Blueberry Festival. The book sale has been a feature of the Blueberry Festival for decades. It provides an opportunity for […]


Keep your summer safe with Mt. Abram Regional Health Center (0)

KINGFIELD – Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will present a week of Summer Safety information in celebration of National Community Health Center Week from August 11 through 15. A Summer Safety table will be available in the waiting area with information focusing on tick and Lyme disease awareness, skin cancer prevention, water safety and secondary […]


Dr. Carl Alexander Brinkman (1932-2014) (0)

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Carl Alexander Brinkman, MD F.A.C.S of Bluffton, S.C., formerly of Portland, Maine, passed away on July 26, 2014. He was born in Resht, Iran, on June 17, 1932, the son of medical missionaries, the late Dr. Harry and Adrianna (Van Lopik) Brinkman. Carl was also predeceased by his first wife Diane-Clare (Butler) […]


Politics & Other Mistakes: Hard sell (18)

Politics – like almost everything else except getting herpes – is about marketing. Candidates are sold to the public in the same way as poorly constructed automobiles, ineffective deodorants and phony erectile-dysfunction pills. Which explains why, when confronted by difficult issues, they break down, smell bad and go limp. Effective campaigns aren’t about issues, which […]


Maine Audubon, partners launch Fish Lead Free campaign (0)

FALMOUTH – Maine Audubon and its partners announced today the launch of the Fish Lead Free campaign. The goal of the campaign is to increase the use of lead-free tackle on Maine’s lakes and ponds by providing lead-free products and lead-tackle recycling assistance for anglers, as well as building awareness of Maine’s current lead tackle […]