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First annual Her Festival bringing women together in Rangeley

RANGELEY – Some Californian warmth will be filling the hills of Rangeley this fall as West Coast resident Stephanie Chee Barea launches the first annual Her Festival held at Mountain Star Estate. Barea was born and raised in Maine and has been slowly making her way back after ten years of living in the Sunshine […]

Commissioners fund Madrid land purchase, other projects

FARMINGTON – Commissioners approved using Tax Increment Financing funds to go toward the purchase of Madrid property at Tuesday’s meeting. Commissioners have been working with the Madrid Historical Society, Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust and Maine Department of Transportation on the project, which seeks to create a scenic turnout at the intersection of Reeds Mills Road […]

Maxine Estelle Sargent Memorial Service

RANGELEY – Public Memorial Services for Maxine Estelle (Eustis) Sargent, who died March 24, 2019 will be held from the Church of the Good Shepherd, Main Street, Rangeley, on Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m. with Rev. Tony MacNaughton, officiating, followed by brief refreshments in the Church Undercroft and then committal at Evergreen Cemetery in […]

Phillips visits pop music of the ‘50s and ‘60s

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Area Community Center will take a trip down memory lane on Friday, July 19, with Marc Black’s History of the 1950s and ‘60s through Popular Song. Black’s unique and nostalgic celebration of those memorable and colorful decades features a multi-media, multi-dimensional presentation of song, storytelling and laughter. As a New York […]

Wild West Comes to the SR&RLRR

PHILLIPS – Now that trains are running every weekend through Labor Day, the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad in Phillips is staging several special events. One, a reprise of the railroad’s popular Wild West Weekend, is set for Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21. On that weekend, the Wild West, guns a-blazing, returns once more […]

Rangeley Street Dance event is July 17

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Annual Street Dance featuring Elmore Twist on Pond Street in Rangeley on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Ecopelagicon and Forks in the Air Mountain Bistro. The Street Dance is an open-air rock concert that’s perfect for […]

Mary Elizabeth Tyler (1939-2019)

STRONG – Mary Elizabeth Tyler, 79, passed away on June 16, 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Her loving husband “Pop” was by her side. She was born in Gardiner on Dec. 16, 1939, attending school in Augusta, Phillips and then Strong. She married George “Pop” Tyler on Nov.

Tartan Terrors return to Phillips

PHILLIPS – On July 12, the Tartan Terrors will bring their hijinks, wild humor, and high energy Celtic music – including a bagpipe, their tartan kilts, and Scottish dancing – back to the Phillips Area Community Center for a Friday evening concert. The band has played at the PACC before, in 2012 and 2014, but […]

Local towns plan Independence Day events

Towns and cities across the country will celebrate Independence Day next week with parades, festivals and fireworks. Franklin County is no different, with events taking place in several towns. RANGELEY The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce will be holding its fifth annual July 3 in the Park event next Wednesday.

Stephen Marshall Swain (1937-2019)

WILTON – Stephen Marshall Swain, 82, of Rangeley Plantation died early June 14th at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born in Rangeley Plantation March 15 1937 at the family farmhouse on Greenvale Cove to Stephen and Bessie Haley Swain. Stephen met and married Jacquelyn Dunham in 1954 in Rangeley and began his […]

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