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Downeast Brass comes to Rangeley

Downeast Brass comes to Rangeley

RANGELEY — Rangeley Friends of the Arts, the Oquossoc Lady and Loon Lodge will bring Downeast Brass to Rangeley for a unique evening Thursday, Aug. 16. Prior to arriving at the Loon Lodge dock aboard the historic boat the Oquossoc Lady for an 8:15 p.m. public concert, the brass quintet will stop at several private parties along the lake more

‘Dancing to the Classics’ coming to Reich museum

‘Dancing to the Classics’ coming to Reich museum

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road will offer evening of music that brings back memories of listening to one’s old transistor radio tucked close to the pillow Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 more

The Arts are Blooming in Rangeley

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts invites the community to join us at our property on Loon Lake Road to celebrate–The Arts Are Blooming In Rangeley!   The afternoon event will take place on Sunday, August 12 from 2-4 pm.  In addition to a display of the newest version of the architect’s design for an Arts Center, there will be a great program of entertainment.  Talent will range from dance presentations to singing, from theater to visual art.

 The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is a dedicated group of volunteers with a mission to “increase awareness, knowledge, education, appreciation and support for the arts by making available varied programs of high artistic quality and by related activities, and to operate exclusively for charitable, literary or educational purposes”.

 As RFA continues to nurture the appreciation of the arts in the region, it has become very apparent that there is a great need for a facility that will enable programs to expand and grow.  The desire is a comfortable “meeting house”/auditorium for RFA programs and other community uses.  The RFA’s long-term goal is to create a facility with an auditorium, classroom and studio spaces for learning, creating and displaying all the arts including but not limited to visual, creative, movement, instrumental, vocal and performing

 August 12 will be a time to celebrate the past, present and future of the arts in the Rangeley Region. A delicious assortment of appetizers and refreshing summer drinks will complete the celebration.  Please bring your lawn chair and enjoy a great afternoon reflecting on the past, celebrating the present, and dreaming about the future.    

Oquossoc Day scheduled for Saturday, August 18th

A CIRCUS IN AUGUST.that’s the theme for the annual OQUOSSOC DAY Celebration and Potluck Dinner/Dance, a day of fun for everyone.  This year the featured band will be ‘DADDIO’S with music of Big Band, Classical, Dance and Jazz, promising a fun dancing night after a delicious meal at our Potluck Dinner.

John Swan exhibit at Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

The Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society’s Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum is pleased to announce a major exhibit of the highly acclaimed artwork of internationally known artist John Swan.

Effort underway to protect ducklings in Oquossoc

OQUOSSOC – Dan Tieger, a seasonal resident on Route 17, and Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust in Oquossoc joined forces this summer to protect over a dozen Mallard ducklings from speeding cars and trucks. Each summer, Mallard families use the ditches and gullies along Route 17 as a nursery for their ducklings. Unfortunately, a busy road

Phillips man injured in ATV rollover Saturday

MADRID TOWNSHIP – A local man suffered multiple injuries when the all-terrain vehicle he was operating went off an embankment and rolled on top of him on Saturday. Dennis R. Hanson, Sr., 57, of Phillips, was riding an ATV with his nephew as his passenger on a local ATV club trail in Madrid off Railroad Road

RFA presents American Wildlife Up Close

Over more than four decades, Gary Westerhoff has developed a passion for outdoor adventures that began with fly fishing for brook trout in the Rangeley area. This grew into a love for combining trout fishing with landscape and wildlife nature photography across America, Canada, Central America and South America. His wildlife images, featured in this presentation, catch the individual characteristics of the animals and their relation to the environment in which they live, often portraying the habits and family life of the animals.

Gary Westerhoff has been a long time summer resident of Rangeley and presently owns a home on Rangeley Lake. He will make a slide show presentation and lead a discussion on Saturday, August 4 from 7 to 8 PM at the Barn of the Congregational Church on 2 High Street in Rangeley. The presentation is sponsored by The Westerhoff Family Foundation and The Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Admission is free however donations to RFA will be accepted. His presentation is entitled American Wildlife Up Close.

A number of Gary’s images and books may be viewed on his web site at

Contact information:

Gary Westerhoff, Trustee                                          Sue Downes-Borko

The Westerhoff Family Foundation                          Rangeley Friends of the Arts                                       

Cell phone: 914-645-9133                                          Phone: 207-864-3951

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Days returns

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Days returns

OQUOSSOC — “A celebration of Maine’s sporting life,” is what members of the Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association call Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day. They will host this outdoor celebration for the 16th consecutive year Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their clubhouse on Old Skiway Road.

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