Author archive: Rangeley News Hound

Rev. David R. Ellis (1934-2019)

FARMINGTON – Rev. David R. Ellis, 84, formerly of Farmington, died on Jan.

26th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off winners announced

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of the 26th annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off, which took place Thursday evening, Jan. 24, at The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc. The annual event is sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Budweiser Beer and is the kick-off event of Snodeo […]

Snodeo 2019: It takes loose screws

RANGELEY – Snowmobiles outnumbered cars this weekend with thousands of spectators, racers, jumpers and their families filling downtown Rangeley. The annual Snodeo weekend celebrated 36 years on Saturday, highlighting all things snowmobile with races, stunts, perfectly groomed trails, local sales and more. Organized by the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club and the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce, […]

01/24/2019 – Annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce sponsors the 26th Annual Chili/Chowder Cook-Off on January 24, 2019 at The Gingerbread House Restaurant, Oquossoc. Tasting starts at 5:00 PM.

Rangeley’s Snodeo weekend kicks off with the Chili/Chowder Cook-Off sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce & Budweiser at The Gingerbread House Restaurant. Taste samples of chili and chowder prepared by the area’s restaurants and vote for your favorite chili and chowder. See who wins bragging rights!

The Snowmobile Club Casino Night follows the Cook-Off at 6:30 PM at Bald Mountain Camps

01/24/2019 – Snodeo 2019

The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club welcomes you to our Snodeo 2019, January 24-26. Events start with The Chili Chowder Cook-off sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Thursday January 24 at The Gingerbread House in Oquossoc, at 5 pm. Followed by The RLSC Casino night at 6:30 pm at Bald Mountain Camps in Oquossoc.

Friday January 25, starts with pre-registration for the return of Rock Maple Racing Cross- Country Race and the Tame the Track Tour Snowmobile Races. Registration at Steven Bean Municipal Airport, at 6:30 pm. Pre-registrations available online at and Friday evening at 6:30- 9pm is our annual Live Auction featuring Larry Koob at Snodeo Headquarters Moose Alley. All proceeds from the auction directly go to the grooming operations for the RLSC.

Saturday January 26, is filled with events for all ages. Starting with the Race at Stephen A. Bean Municipal Airport, Saturday, at 6:30am with registration for The Rock Maple cross country race, and the Tame the Track Tour. Gates to the public will open at 8am. The Rock Maple Cross Country Race will be a 5 mile event, and the Tame the Track Tour Snowmobile Race (Vintage & 120cc) will be 1/3 mile track. Ticket prices are $10/per person. Children under 12 are free. Parking is free. All proceeds from this event go directly to the club grooming funds. Racers interested in either event are strongly encouraged to pre-register at the airport on Friday evening 1/25 at 6:30pm. Interested racers can contact RMR at and Tame the Track Tour at Vendors will be set up in the area adjacent to the race. BMC & Backwoods Mountain Products are signed on for vendors, and vendors space is still available. Please contact Jonny Wakefield at or email our club

The Wilhelm Reich Museum with be hosting children hands on table at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Rangeley from 10-2. Following the race, Boss Power, along with RLSC as a sponsor, is again hosting the Ravex Jumpers starting at 2pm, Boss Power parking lot, main st. Rangeley. “A Thank You to Snowmobilers” Parade will be held with a line up at the Rangeley Inn at 5pm. Parade sleds are encouraged to be decorated as Red/ White/ and blue. Awards held for youth, vintage, Best float, best decorated. This parade will go from Rangeley Inn thru town to Town and Lake Motel, soon followed by Fireworks display over the lake. Be sure to check RMR-XC & Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club on Facebook. Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club at, Rock Maple Racing at and Tame the Track Tour at for all the latest updates and race information. *All events subject to change due to weather.

Snodeo bringing all things snowmobile to Rangeley later this month

RANGELEY – The region’s premier snowmobiling event kicks off later this month, with races and exhibitions scheduled for Jan. 24 through Jan. 26. Events on Thursday, Jan

Linda Lou Woodcock (1944-2018)

FARMINGTON – Linda Lou Woodcock, 74, passed away on Dec. 30, 2018, at Franklin Memorial Hospital. She was born on Oct. 13, 1944, in Avon, the daughter of Lawrence and Victoria (Knowlan) White. She was educated in the schools of Phillips

Boston Post Cane awarded to former Phillips Town Manager

PHILLIPS – The Boston Post Cane has a new owner this week, after the former town manager and 96-year-old resident received the walking stick Friday afternoon. Laura Toothaker, 96, received Phillips’ Boston Post Cane in recognition for being the town’s oldest resident. Several hundred of the walking stick-styled canes were given to towns across New […]

12/20/2018 – Beginner ballroom dancing lessons

Rangeley – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering Beginner Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Moose Alley for seven weeks beginning on Oct 25th, 2018. Instructor Val Zapolsky will teach ballroom basics – Foxtrot, Rhumba and Cha-Cha – while dancing to your favorite pop and classic rock tunes. The lessons are sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and will take place on seven Thursdays at 5 PM this fall: Oct 25, Nov. 1, 8, 29, Dec. 6, 13, & 20.All proceeds support the mission of the RFA: the cost for all seven weeks is $50 for an Adult, $75 for Couples, and the lessons are FREE to Students (grades 5-12) and Student Couples.  You can also pay by the class: individual sessions are $8 Adult/$12 Couple.To register, please call the RFA Office at 207-864-5000.  Drop-ins at Moose Alley are also welcome. Payment will be collected at the beginning of the class; please make checks payable to RFA. For the RFA’s complete schedule of movies, concerts and events, visit

Ticket to Ride grant lets Rangeley students attend Portland play

PORTLAND – With sponsorship from the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and a “Ticket to Rideâ€� Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, RLRS teacher Maryam Emami, Tim Straub and Sonja Johnson traveled with their Humanities classes to Portland Stage on Nov. 14 to see “Refuge * Malja * ملجأâ€�. The play follows a Jewish-American war […]