PHILLIPS – Approximately 40 business owners and residents met with the president of Camden National Bank and other representatives Wednesday evening, detailing their concerns with the impending closure of the local branch. Earlier this year, Camden National Bank announced it would be closing three branches across the state and two in Franklin County: one in
RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club recently announced that it will continue grooming until Easter weekend. The unexpected new snowfall of 12-plus inches extends the snowmobile season. “This wonderful surprise will benefit the town’s businesses as well as the enjoyment for snowmobile enthusiasts,” said Sandi Dumont, secretary of RLSC.
RANGELEY — The Ski Shop Cup will be held at Saddleback Maine Sunday, April 7. This is a free day of skiing for all ski shop employees (bring pay stub or business card with ID). The race will take place on Supervisor (may or may not be groomed) in Kennebago Steeps, starting at 11 a.m.
ABCs of INVESTING This class with include: an explanation of stocks, preferred stocks and bonds; alternative investments-real estate, energy, precious metals; dividends, sectors, valuing stocks, mutual funds, options and other related topics. Instructor: Robert Daviau Date January 19, 26, February 2, 2013 Day Saturday Time 9:00 am—11:00 am Site Rangeley Lakes Regional School Fee $10
RANGELEY – Franklin Savings Bank recently donated $1,500 check to Rangeley Friends of the Arts. The donation will help provide children’s cultural opportunities in the Rangeley region. Programs include a field trip to the Portland Symphony Orchestra, a visit from professional actors, the new instrumental program at RLRS and summer drama camps. Members of the RFA
Seven Islands and Wagner Forest Products, our most important partners have made a commitment to continue to plant our high-protein seed mix. I especially want to commend them for their willingness to learn new procedures in preparing the log landings for our use. In fact Wagner has received the very prestigious 2013 “Land User of the Year” Award sponsored by IF & W and the Maine Snowmobilie Association, partly because of their dedication to this and other conservation projects.
I also want to thank Re-Energy Biomass Energy Plant in Stratton for donating and transporting the clean wood ash to a central Rangeley Depot. M & H Construction donated many hours of free labor and equipment hauling ash, excavating landings and providing a central ash distribution center. Trucking was also provided by Mark Beauregard, Doug Burlingame, and Ron Ray. Michael Koob, Dave Borman , Bill Carter andFrank Cerminara used their equipment to spread the ash on the plots. A special thanks to Rick Baker andRon Ray, who devoted many long hours using their ATV’s to rake and seed the plots. Over 30 RRG&SA volunteers contributed manual labor. Acknowledgment also goes to IF & W, Bob Cordess; Franklin County Soil & Water Conservation Service, U of Maine Extension Service; and Patti Cormier of Maine Forest Service. A big thanks goes to Senator Tom Saviello, who introduced legislation so that wood ash could be stream-lined as a natural soil neutralizer for the use in wildlife food plots.
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As of December 6, 2012, deer were still frequenting some of our plots, loading up on forage to fatten them up for winter. Because of this warm week, the clover, what remained of it, was still bright green. There were also signs of moose, turkey and grouse. The turnips are fist-sized and their tops are disappearing to hungry mouths!
But the DEER FORAGE PROJECT is not just going away yet. We are consulting to interested land-owners through out the state and conducting workshops sharing her knowledge. A planned partnership with the state biologist, Joe Wiley, to do a demonstration plot, using wood ash, on Rangeley area Public Lands. The DFP is also partnering with Andy Weik, biologist, Ruffed Grouse Society, to manage the Bald Mountain Public Land Unit for grouse.
The Overall ProjectRangeley, Maine, United StatesThe Mission of the PROJECT is to enhance the deer herd and other wildlife through habitat restoration and forestry techniques. This will be done through hands-on projects with the logging companies and with private owners’ properties. The membership will also have regular educational information via presentations at meetings and through e-mail presentations.View my complete profile
RANGELEY – Rangeley Region Adult and Community Education is seeking instructors for winter classes. Of particular interest are instructors with backgrounds in technology and computer application programs. Among the classes we hope to offer are basic and intermediate computers, using the internet, Facebook for beginners, Excel, QuickBooks, Photoshop and InDesign. These classes would begin in
We would like to thank the following businesses for their donations to help support the benefit for Sharon Carter that was held on Oct 20: Beals, Geniva Wood Fuels, Sandy River Cash Fuel, Strong Hardware, Town of Strong, Kingfield Elementary School, Poland Springs, Tranten’s, Western Maine Pharmacy, Edmunds, Saddleback Inn, Huhtamaki, Hammond Lumber, Hannaford, Homestead
As we approach the Holiday season and the end of another year, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts would like to THANK THE COMMUNITY AND OUR CONTRIBUTORS for your past and continuing support. Because of your support, this year the RFA has been able to provide 17 different events for the Rangeley community, support the students of RLRS with several presentations, and subsidize hundreds of student lessons to enrich the quality of life in our wonderful area.
As we enter 2013, RFA will be celebrating our 45th Anniversary of bringing the arts to the Rangeley Region. As we prepare for this celebration, we would like to hear from you. Do you have a favorite memory or photo that you would like to share? Would you like to join a planning team or committee for one of our events? More information about special contests and special events will be coming soon.
The annual business meeting of the RFA (this is open to everyone) will be held on November 19th at 5:30 PM. The evening begins with a potluck supper. Come share your ideas, questions, good food, fun and fellowship as we look at the past, present and future.
RANGELEY & OQUOSSOC — Local businesses in Rangeley and Oquossoc are offering Rangeley Oktoberfest Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 5 to 7. The event will feature food, entertainment and a cornucopia of beers in a unique festival exploring the restaurants, pubs, shops and museums located on the National Scenic Byway from Rangeley to Oquossoc.read more