Category archive: Community News

“Watercolors” exhibition featuring the art of Denis LeBlanc

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host a reception for “Watercolors” – Paintings Denis Leblanc, at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, on Saturday May 29, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Enjoy complimentary snacks and cash bar (beer/wine) and meet the artist. The Exhibit continues through June 28, 2021.

Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness announce 4th Annual Rangeley RuKaBi Race

RANGELEY – The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Rangeley Health and Wellness are pleased to announce that the 4th Annual Rangeley RuKaBi Race will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 30. The race consists of three legs – Run 3.5 miles, Kayak 1.5 miles and Bike 3.5 miles. All events will start in Rangeley Town Park. Participants may enter as a team, with each team member competing in one of the three legs of the race.

UMF graduating senior’s internship experience turns into a full-time Maine career

FARMINGTON – University of Maine at Farmington graduating senior, Avery Boucher, transformed his five-credit, Environmental Policy and Planning internship into a full-time career at the Rangeley Historical Society starting in May 2021. The internship lasted the challenging summer of 2020. Instead of going home to Williston, Vermont that summer, he pursued this position that provided Boucher with an income while also gaining credits at UMF. Avery’s employers were so pleased with his work as a UMF intern, they chose to hire him full-time post-graduation. “An internship is required for my major and was a great starting point for me,” said

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office weekly report for April 10 – 16, 2021: (All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty) 04/10/2021 0851hrs, Deputy Morgan conducted a security detail at a residence on High Street in New Vineyard while a person was removing items from a residence there. 04/10/2021 1054hrs, Deputy Elmes investigated a complaint of a parent providing marijuana to an adult who was under the age of 21 years old in Kingfield. 04/10/2021 1438hrs, Deputy Elmes responded to a 911 call at a residence on School Street in Rangeley. The source of the call was not located. 04/10/2021 1621hrs,

Annual benefit concert for Rangeley Health and Wellness canceled

RANGELEY – Rangeley Health and Wellness has been following the status of the Coronavirus pandemic, and after much thought, research, and discussion, our board has come to the unfortunate decision to yet again, cancel our annual benefit concert. At this time the state of Maine is continuing to restrict gatherings of this size, where social distancing cannot be adhered to. The uncertainty of not knowing what the next four months will bring and the desire to ensure the safety of all, leaves us no choice but to make this tough decision. RHW’s mission is to facilitate and advocate for health

Area businesses team up to bolster programs for children

RANGELEY — A group of local business owners recently teamed up in an effort to support area children and the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on them. Sam Hight, of Hight Family of Dealerships, in collaboration with Skowhegan Savings Bank, Kyes Insurance, and Saddleback Maine raised $16,500 for four different non-profit youth programs throughout Franklin County: Rangeley Alpine Ski Club, Rangeley Health and Wellness Kids’ Program, Little Mountain School, and Titcomb Mountain. Early in 2020, the Hight Family of Dealerships supported Main Street Skowhegan’s technical assistance program and spearheaded the newly formed Somerset Economic Resource Council to provide

Dance academy offers virtual performance experience for students

RANGELEY — The Lakeside Dance Academy will present a Virtual Dance Concert for 2021 – an event that is all about providing a quality student experience but is not open to the public – at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley on April 10. Each class will have a separate time slot in the theater that day. Each student group will perform their dance with full costumes, lighting design and professional sound. The individual dances will be videoed and made available to a larger audience after the fact. Only limited family members and friends will be invited during each time

Marie Campbell (1936-2021)

PHILLIPS — Marie Janice Campbell, 85, passed away on March 16, 2021 at the home of her son Ruben, where she had resided since January. She was born on Feb. 29, 1936 in Rangeley, daughter of Paul and Charlotte (Lamb) Pillsbury.

Outdoor Heritage Museum hosts 2021 International Fly Fishing Film Festival

RANGELEY – The Outdoor Heritage Museum in Rangeley will host five opportunities to experience the International Fly Fishing Film Festival this year. You do not have to be an angler to enjoy this collection of 11 short films and their award-winning cinematography. The IF4 has honored 11 talented film makers for their all-new series of short films for 2021. These awesome flicks will transport you and your guests to destinations around the world on a true “bucket-list” of sport travel adventures.

Dawn Violetta White Adams (1936-2020)

AVON – Dawn Violetta White Adams, 81, of Avon, passed away on October 22, 2020 at Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center in Farmington, with her family by her side. She had resided at Edgewood for the past two years. Dawn was born on January 15, 1936, in Strong, the daughter of Burnham White and Olena Stevens. She was educated in the schools of Phillips. Dawn worked at Farmington Shoe Shop and did housekeeping at Sugarloaf Mountain.