Category archive: Community News

Ticket to Ride grant lets Rangeley students attend Portland play

PORTLAND – With sponsorship from the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and a “Ticket to Rideâ€� Grant from the Maine Arts Commission, RLRS teacher Maryam Emami, Tim Straub and Sonja Johnson traveled with their Humanities classes to Portland Stage on Nov. 14 to see “Refuge * Malja * ملجأâ€�. The play follows a Jewish-American war […]

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 […]

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 […]

Annual Rangeley Congregational Church Holly Fair is Nov. 17

RANGELEY – The Barn of the Rangeley Congregational Church, on the corner of High Street and Pleasant Street in Rangeley will be full to the brim with crafts for holiday gift giving as the church holds its 25th Annual Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 am until 2 p.m. Back by popular demand […]