RANGELEY – The final two missing snowmobilers were located this morning in Rangeley Lake, ending nearly five months of searching. The Maine Warden Service announced that the bodies of Kenneth Henderson, 40 of China and John Spencer, 41 of Litchfield were recovered at approximately 11:30 a.m. this morning. The two men were located by side-scan
[Update 5 p.m. Friday, May 10]: The body found in Rangeley Lake today has been positively identified as that of Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus. Search operations have been suspended for now and the Maine Warden Service will reassess weather conditions on Monday to decide whether to continue the search for two more men, who
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 – Game wardens have been monitoring ice conditions on Rangeley Lake all week in a continued effort to recover the bodies of three snowmobilers discovered missing two weeks ago. Bitter cold temperatures has caused the lake to freeze over, preventing the use of side scan sonar equipment until ice-out occurs, Cpl. John MacDonald, spokesman
RANGELEY — Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m., local authors Alan Burnell and Kenny Wing will present a slide show and lecture on their book, “The Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake” at the Rangeley Public Library. All are welcome to come hear about the fascinating history of the towns of Flagstaff, Bigelow and Dead River.read more
RANGELEY – Search efforts on Rangeley Lake for the three missing snowmobilers was put on hold for the second day due to weather conditions. “We are still on stand-by for search/recovery efforts,” said Cpl. John MacDonald, spokesman for the Maine Warden Service this afternoon. Bitter cold temperatures and strong winds put a halt in the
RANGELEY – When the Berry family purchased Saddleback Mountain in 2003, it employed 66 people and drew roughly 15,000 skiers annually. A decade later, Saddleback employs more than 225 people during peak winter season, has added $40 million in infrastructure improvements and draws more than 100,000 visitors annually. The Berry family has operated the mountain
MADRID – A 57-year-old man was arrested and is being held on $25,000 cash bail on charges he sexually molested two Massachusetts boys over a period of years in Maine. John Fahnley of Madrid, was arrested on two charges of gross sexual assault today following an interview with Detective David St. Laurent of the Franklin
In accordance with Title 12, Section 13104, Subsection 15, the Commissioner has selected the weekend of January 25, 26, and 27, 2013 to be the Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend in Maine. This has also been confirmed as the reciprocal weekend in New Hampshire and Vermont.
The Quilt Raffle Drawing was held Oct. 20th; the Quilt was won by Janet Kuhn of Whiting, NJ, who visited Rangeley in August.
The RFA would like to thank Dan and Carol Perkins for their most generous gift. The proceeds from this raffle will benefit so many youth in the Rangeley region. Thank you to all who supported this raffle during this season.
In the Fall of 2008, a group of Threads Galore Quilt Camp students joined together to create the award winning quilt, “Hunter Blues”. Campers stitched up Rapid Fire Hunter Star quilt blocks in shades of indigo blue and cream, using Deb Tucker’s technique. Mara Novak, owner of Flying Goose Custom Quilting in Chester, Vermont, assembled the blocks and graced the quilt with her original design, heirloom quality machine quilting in 2009. “This quilt was created in celebration of, and appreciation for, the marvelous time we’ve all had coming to Rangeley every year for Quilt Camp,” states Ms. Novak. She went on to add, “This is a project we could all be part of, and in the end, give something back to Rangeley.”
From the beginning, the intent of the group was to gift this quilt to Dan and Carol Perkins, who would decide how to best benefit a group of their choosing in the Rangeley Region. The quilting friends, from Rangeley and afar, who pieced the blocks for this quilt are Sandra A. Bonomo, Jean Dufour, Judith P. Dunn, Lucy Hickey, Pauline Lang, Jean Libbey, Joanne Marzilli, Mara Novak, Carol Perkins, Helen Reynolds, and Deb Tucker.
Carol and Dan Perkins chose to have this gift benefit the Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) Student Lesson Program and the RFA Rangeley Lakes Regional School Graduating Senior Scholarship. The Rangeley Friends of the Arts has a long history of assisting local youth with extra-curricular dance, voice, art, and instrumental music lessons.