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Forestry Museum offering erosion prevention workshop

RANGELEY – A free technical training workshop will be held on August 8 at the Maine Forestry Museum in Rangeley. This workshop will focus on the proper installation and maintenance of road/stream crossing structures to prevent erosion and to enhance water quality and fish passage. The workshop will also include forest management strategies to benefit […]

Dick Moore Inducted into Bird Dog Hall of Fame

Dick Moore of Dallas Plantation recently returned from Grand Junction, Tennessee where he received a Lifetime Patrons Award at the Bird Dog Hall of Fame. The award ceremony is held once a year where individuals and dogs are inducted into the field trial hall of fame. Dick was nominated for this prestigious award by the Central Maine Spaniel Club. Dick has had a love of hunting dogs since childhood, but has always been partial to the English Springer Spaniel. Dick is a well known and respected field trial judge. Dick’s philosophy on judging, especially hunt tests, is: “I strive to create a pleasant, friendly environment for the handlers. They need to know I am there to help them learn. I promise no “gifts�, just a fair and balanced assessment of their dogs and their handling ability. Over time, seeing an improved working team is one of my most gratifying rewards.� Dick is a long time member of the Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association and currently serves on the board of directors. RRG&SA wishes to congratulate Dick on this well deserved honor.

Apple Tree Release Project – Saturday, May 17th @ 9:30PM


Once again we are doing another RRG & SA apple tree release project off of Birdseye Drive on the south shore of Rangeley Lake.  We will start 9:30 Sat. morning May 17.  Rain Date May 18,  1:00. Please bring protective eye gear, protective pants and boots, along with your pruners, buck saws and chainsaws.   Its okay if you do not have any tools:  People will be needed to just clear debris, and fertilize the trees.  We hope to be done by noon. Please bring your friends,  and let me know of if you would like to attend.

If you have any questions,  call Marcia at 865-3351.

Club Dinner at Bosebuck Camp – Wednesday, October 9th @ 6PM

Choice of: Prime Rib $19.95 Swordfish $18.95 or Baked Rigatoni $13.95

***TAX&TIP EXTRA***

Includes soup or salad, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.  (beer & wine are available for purchase)

Call Joyce 864-2651 or email Joyce5196@aol.com to reserve your spot.

Rangeley Moose Dash Snowshoe Race This Weekend

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Trails Center will host its first-ever snowshoe event, the Rangeley Moose Dash, March 17. The race event is fully sanctioned by the U.S. Snowshoe Association.read more

A Note from the Berry Family & Saddleback Maine

“Saddleback Maine exists to share its exquisite gift of beauty, peace and happiness with all who visit. We most especially want to secure it for anyone regardless of his or her position in life. Saddleback is magnificent and accessible, and shall remain so. We hope those who experience this treasured place, will respect it, care…

RFA receives Franklin Savings Bank Check

Rangeley Friends of the Arts President, Sue Downes-Borko (center), accepts a $1500 check from Franklin Savings Bank representative, Crystal Haley (left). Bank branch manager, Leeanna Wilbur (right), was on hand to celebrate this opportunity to support children’s cultural opportunities in the Rangeley region. These funds will support programs such as a field trip to the Portland Symphony Orchestra, a visit from professional actors, the new instrumental program at RLRS and summer drama camps.   The RFA truly appreciates the community support it receives in order to provide year-round arts and culture experiences for all.

Rangeley Community Chorus Christmas Concert

Voices of Christmas, an inspiring, introspective and fun collection of seasonal songs, will be presented by the Rangeley Community Chorus at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 19 at Church of the Good Shepherd.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10, which helps to defray the cost of purchasing music.  The chorus will be joined by the RLRS middle/high school choir to sing favorites Carol of the Bells and Little Drummer Boy.  The evening’s selections will include lighthearted fare such as Mister Santa and Up on the Housetop.  Several beautiful arrangements will be featured, including Midnight Lullaby, which weaves a new melody together with the classic tune It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.   Two contemporary songs, Believe from the Polar Express, and Christmastime by Michael W. Smith will lift your spirits.   Some extra surprises will appear in the form of solos and ensembles.  And, don’t forget the worst Christmas jokes in the world!
The Rangeley Community Chorus is made up of Rangeley area adults who love to sing, and an adventurous group from Carrabassett Valley that brave Rt. 16 on a regular basis to join us.  All are welcome.

Raffle Quilt

 “HUNTER BLUES” QUILT RAFFLE

Quilt Raffle Drawing was held Oct. 20th; the Quilt was won by Janet Kuhn of Whiting, NJ, who visited Rangeley in August.

The RFA would like to thank Dan and Carol Perkins for their most generous gift.  The proceeds from this raffle will benefit so many youth in the Rangeley region.  Thank you to all who supported this raffle during this season.

In the Fall of 2008, a group of Threads Galore Quilt Camp students joined together to create the award winning quilt, “Hunter Blues”.  Campers stitched up Rapid Fire Hunter Star quilt blocks in shades of indigo blue and cream, using Deb Tucker’s technique.  Mara Novak, owner of Flying Goose Custom Quilting in Chester, Vermont, assembled the blocks and graced the quilt with her original design, heirloom quality machine quilting in 2009.  “This quilt was created in celebration of, and appreciation for, the marvelous time we’ve all had coming to Rangeley every year for Quilt Camp,” states Ms. Novak.  She went on to add, “This is a project we could all be part of, and in the end, give something back to Rangeley.”

From the beginning, the intent of the group was to gift this quilt to Dan and Carol Perkins, who would decide how to best benefit a group of their choosing in the Rangeley Region.  The quilting friends, from Rangeley and afar, who pieced the blocks for this quilt are Sandra A. Bonomo, Jean Dufour, Judith P. Dunn, Lucy Hickey, Pauline Lang, Jean Libbey, Joanne Marzilli, Mara Novak, Carol Perkins, Helen Reynolds, and Deb Tucker.

Carol and Dan Perkins chose to have this gift benefit the Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) Student Lesson Program and the RFA Rangeley Lakes Regional School Graduating Senior Scholarship. The Rangeley Friends of the Arts has a long history of assisting local youth with extra-curricular dance, voice, art, and instrumental music lessons.

RFA presents final concert of Summer Season

RFA will present their final concert of the summer season on August 29th 7 PM, Wednesday evening at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley.

 Where in the World??

The Rangeley Community Chorus would like to take you on an exciting adventure Wednesday, August 29.  Travel with them, through song, to places throughout the U.S. and around the world.  From a river in the Czech Republic to the Big Apple (New York, New York), place names are celebrated in music.  An expressive, melodic song about the city of Innsbruck gives way to the foot tapping rhythms of  California Dreamin’.  From Rio de Janeiro (Girl from Ipanema) to the Country Roads of West Virginia, from the Yellow Rose of Texas to the banks of the Jordan river, and from surfing through Kokomo with the Little Old Lady From Pasadena while Surfin’ USA, the chorus will keep you entertained as they take you off in a new direction with each song.  In addition to 8 numbers by the entire chorus, there will be solos and small ensembles featured in such favorites as:  Rt. 66, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, and Istanbul, Not Constantinople.

The chorus is made up of 27 year round and seasonal residents of the greater Rangeley area plus Carrabassett Valley.  Membership in the chorus is free and open to all.  Church of the Good Shepherd will host the concert beginning at 7:00pm.  A ticket price of $10 will help defray the cost of music for future concerts.  Tickets are available at the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce and at the door.

 

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