Category archive: Community News

Outdoor Sporting Heritage Days – Tuesday, August 14th in Oquossoc

“A celebration of Maine’s sporting life”, is what members of the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association call Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day. They will host this outdoor celebration for the 16th consecutive year on Tuesday, August 14th from 9:00 to 4:00 at their clubhouse on Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc. Modeled after an old fashioned frontier rendezvous, it features fishing, hunting and trapping with 25 sporting and conservation exhibitors, educational lectures and demonstrations, activities for youngsters, archery and shotgun demonstrations.

RRG&SA Receives Letter of Thanks from MIF&W

The Club (specifically Sherri Oldham) received a special letter of thanks for their efforts hosting the 2012 Moose Lottery Festival. 

Artist workshop set at Saddleback

RANGELEY — Saddleback Mountain’s Summer Artist’s Workshop Series continues with “Learn the Magic! An introduction to Precious Metal Clays” Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 20 and 21.

This workshop will comprise two days of step-by-step demonstrations on how to create pendants and earnings with precious metal clay silver.

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Evening of Poetry planned

Evening of Poetry planned

RANGELEY — Sunday, Aug. 5, lovers of poetry will gather at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Ecopelagicon nature store, 7 Pond Street, to honor poet Hugh Ogden (1937-2006). Poets Ann Arbor and John Rosenwald of Farmington will read from their work. Sponsored by Ecopelagicon, the event is free to all. Light refreshments will be served.

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Saddleback’s artist’s workshop series launched

RANGELEY — World renowned polymer clay artists, Bonnie Bishoff, Melanie West and Melanie Muir presented two art workshops at Saddleback Mountain from July 9 to 14. This was the first week of the Saddleback Summer Artist’s Workshop Series, a new venture at Saddleback.

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Sailing Regatta planned

OQUOSSOC — Saturday, Aug. 18, the fourth annual Oquossoc Day Sailing Regatta will be part of the Oquossoc Day festivities.

This is an open class race that takes place in Oquossoc Cove.

All sailors are welcome to enter for the prized Julep Cup that will be presented to the winner.

For additional information or to register, contact Kevin Sinnett at 864-2038.

Quimby Pond water quality in danger

RANGELEY — Quimby Pond is small, shallow and picturesque. Three years ago in 2009, a gleotrichia algal bloom in the pond raised the concern of both residents and town officials. They and representatives from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife gathered for a roundtable discussion to discuss the water quality issues.

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Hunter Safety Course

The RRG&SA will be sponsoring a free 4-Day Hunter Safety Training Program starting on Monday July 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM.

Guide’s Challenge Raffle Winners announced

Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Assoc. “GUIDE’S CHALLENGE RAFFLE” Winners are as follows: 1

Portland Press Herald – Moose Calling Contest Article

As the 2012 Moose Lottery Festival approaches, here is a great “primer” story in the Portland Press Herald…Click here to read the article in its entirety!!