Author archive: Rangeley News Hound

12/14/2018 – Rangeley Community Chorus Holiday Concert

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will be hosting the Rangeley Community Chorus Holiday Concert at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Friday, December 14, at 7 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for youth 18 and under.

Included in the program will be a wide range of Christmas and holiday music including both favorites and originals.  In addition, there will be a few surprises in the way of solos and small group numbers.

Under the direction of Erin Smith, the Rangeley Community Chorus is a group of twenty-five plus members which includes both year-round and seasonal residents of the Rangeley area plus members from surrounding towns.

Classic Christmas music with Rangeley Community Chorus

RANGELEY – Rangeley Community Chorus will present their annual Holiday Concert on Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St. in Rangeley. Enjoy classic Christmas music and original holiday works from the full chorus as well as soloists and small group selections, poetry and readings

Rangeley storyteller “Jeep� Wilcox publishes book of story-poems

RANGELEY – For well over 40 years, the people of western Maine—and folks from around the United States and Canada—have delighted in the storytelling of Rangeley native Gaylon “Jeepâ€� Wilcox. Now, he will also share his poems through his book, Favorite Story-poems of Maine’s Unique Storyteller Gaylon Jeep Wilcox, The Woodland Bard, slated to appear […]

FCSO weekly report for Nov. 16 – 23

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s weekly report for Nov. 16 through Nov. 23. 11/16/2018 – 0832hrs, Deputy Davol investigated a report of vandalism at an apartment located on Main St.

RFA presents annual Walk to Bethlehem on Dec. 9

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will present the 38th annual “Walk to Bethlehemâ€� on Sunday, Dec. 9. This unique event starts with caroling through the snowy streets followed by a family-oriented Christmas presentation of music, dance and drama highlighting the talent of local young people, and ends with a traditional nativity pageant […]

Phillips scout honored with Eagle rank

STRONG – Benjamin Fisher Butterfield of Phillips was presented Scouting’s highest honor during a ceremony held in Strong on Veterans Day Nov. 11. Scout leader Ken Flagg presented the Eagle Scout medal to Ben’s mother Sheila Butterfield which pinned the award to her son’s chest at the Strong Methodist Parish House. Ben had earned enough […]

11/15/2018 – 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

Phillips man sentenced to 10 years for unlawful sexual contact

FARMINGTON – A Phillips man received a partially-suspended, 10-year prison sentence Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court, having previously pleaded guilty to having unlawful sexual contact with two juveniles. Michael Harriman, 28 of Phillips, pleaded to two counts of unlawful sexual contact, both Class B felonies, on May 7. That arranged plea included a jointly-recommended […]

Albert Ellison Ford (1945-2018)

ROCHESTER, N.H. – Albert Ellison Ford, 73, of Wilton, passed away on Nov. 5, 2018.

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its designation as a “Neighborhood Championâ€� for the upcoming annual Small Business Saturday event on Nov. 24. Small Business Saturday was launched by American Express in 2010 to support local shops that make our communities strong and to encourage people to Shop Small […]