Category archive: Community News

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for July 17 – 23

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for July 17 – 23 All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty 07/17/2021 0842hrs, Deputy Morgan investigated a gas drive off theft in the amount of over $50 at Sandy River Farm supply in New Sharon. A suspect was identified and the case is still under investigation. 07/17/2021 0848hrs, Deputy Gray and Chief Deputy Lowell conducted traffic control at the Rangeley Logging day’s parade and events. 07/17/2021 1051hrs, Deputy Morgan received a 911 call at a residence on West Mills Road in Industry. This was an accidental dial.

Seasons in Maine exhibition featuring the art of Claudia Diller

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host a reception for “seasons in Maine” – paintings Claudia Diller, at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, on Friday July 30, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Enjoy complimentary snacks and cash bar (beer/wine) and meet the artist. The Exhibit continues through August 18, 2021. Summer Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Michaela Morgan celebration of life

Please join us at the M & T Memorial Basketball Court on August 8 at 12 p.m. to Celebrate the Life of Michaela Morgan that was taken way too soon. Please bring stories to share, bring a smile to everyones face as she was known for her beautiful smile. Please bring a chair

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust summer activities

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust is putting on a program of family events designed to educate kids and their parents this summer. The mission of the RLHT is to conserve and steward the natural and historical resources found in the Rangeley Region. They build trails for local use, conserve land and provide programs, such as these events, for their community. The events in this program cover many topics relating to encouraging people to get outside to explore and utilize local resources. On Aug

First responders work for 10 hours to rescue hiker from remote location

MOUNT ABRAM TWP – Roughly 35 emergency responders assisted with rescuing a hiker on Spaulding Mountain Wednesday night. Maine Game Wardens along with fire departments from Carrabassett Valley, Strong, Eustis, Kingfield, Salem and Phillips were among those that responded. Employees of Sugarloaf Mountain also assisted with carrying the injured hiker from the top of the mountain to the summit of Sugarloaf at which point he was transported down by vehicle. Richard Sullivan was hiking the Appalachian Trail with his son Daniel Archdale when he slipped and fell, breaking his right ankle. The 65-year-old of Archdale, NC was unable to walk

Barbara N. Allen (1927-2020)

WEST FREEMAN – Barbara N. Allen, formerly Barbara N Brackett, passed on October 3, 2020 at Copper Ridge Retirement home in Sykesville, Maryland. Barb was born February 25, 1927 in West Freeman, ME to the late Emily (Webster) Neil and Theodore Neil. She was predeceased by her first husband of 36 years, Philip Brackett of Rangeley, ME and George Allen of North Port, Florida (9 months). Barbara spent her childhood on the Neil farm in West Freeman

Rangeley Lakes Historical Society has two fun events on tap

RANGELEY – The summer is now in full swing at the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society’s two museums with each premiering two new exhibits and many newly installed artifacts. However, the active organization also has a full slate of entertaining events scheduled for the summer with two taking place in the coming days. On Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. the Society will host its Annual Meeting & Historical Presentation at Bald Mountain Camps in their beautiful lakeside events tent on the shore of Mooselookmeguntic Lake. All are welcome to join the board of directors of RLHS for a brief meeting

Lorraine A. Wallace (1939-2021)

STRONG – Lorraine A. Wallace “Mother”, 82, passed away unexpectedly on June 26, 2021 at her residence in Strong, with her loving son Mark by her side. She was born on April 22, 1939 in Avon, daughter of Durward and Ruth (Grover) Hinckley and graduated from Phillips High School. Mother worked hard all of her life at Bass Shoe and Forster’s, until her retirement to take care of her husband Linwood. Her best years were living on the farm in Madrid tending her garden and flowers

Meet the Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway ambassadors

RANGELEY – If you wind through the western mountains on the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway you will likely by greeted by a Byway Ambassador at the Height of Land and Whip Willow Scenic Overlooks throughout the summer. Byway Ambassadors greet visitors and connect them experiences along the byway, i.e., restaurants, hiking, swimming, shopping, museums, events, and where to see a moose. “They will be there during the high traffic hours helping with directions, snapping family photos, and genuinely welcoming our visitors to the Rangeley Region,” said Amanda Laliberte, program director at Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust. “Lots of people drive

Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip Contest returns to Rangeley

RANGELEY – It’s time for the Little Miss and Mister Wood Chip Contest, part of the Maine Forestry Museum’s Annual Logging Festival. The festival, which was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is back on for 2021. The contest will be held at the Rangeley Inn on July 16, at 6:30 p.m. Children, aged six to eight, may sign up for the contest. Contestants are invited to sing a song or recite a poem