Phillips teen awarded Countryfolk Music Theater youth scholarship

Phillips teen awarded Countryfolk Music Theater youth scholarship

EAST DIXFIELD — Hailee Rowe, of Phillips, was awarded this year’s youth scholarship from the Countryfolk Music Theatre & Museum. Larry Bisbee, owner of the East Dixfield museum made the announcement Oct. More »

Waterville Holiday Parade is Nov. 24

Waterville Holiday Parade is Nov. 24

By Mark Huard Central Maine Photography WATERVILLE — Downtown’s annual Holiday Parade, held the Friday after Thanksgiving, has drawn thousands of families to Main Street for many years, and is the local More »

The Children’s Center in Augusta opens new playground

The Children’s Center in Augusta opens new playground

AUGUSTA — The Children’s Center celebrated completion of its newly renovated playground with a ceremony thanking donors for their support over the years, particularly the Shuman family. Jeff Johnson, executive director at More »

Turner’s Don and Sally Hinkley celebrate  60th anniversary

Turner’s Don and Sally Hinkley celebrate 60th anniversary

TURNER — Donald and Sally Parks Hinkley of Turner were the guests of honor at a back-yard barbecue and open house Saturday, Aug. 12, as they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary among More »

Rumford Elementary announces September students of month

Rumford Elementary announces September students of month

Rumford Elementary School students of the month for September are, front row, from left, Brayden Pitts, Kaitlin Albanesi, Jezamay Comeau, Phoebe Wilshusen, Artemis Lewis, Alianna Comastra, Annie Rice; second row, from left, More »


CMCC opens passport acceptance facility

AUBURN — Central Maine Community College is now an approved U.S. passport acceptance facility.
Citizens may apply in person for their passport at CMCC’s Central Services Office, in Room J115 on the ground floor of Jalbert Hall.

Central Maine students named to Husson dean’s list

BANGOR — A number of central Maine area students have been named to Husson University’s dean’s list for fall 2017.
Students who make the dean’s list must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.60 to 3.79 during the period.
Area students who made the list, including their year and major:

Lakers’ rally falls short to Gray-New Gloucester in girls basketball

Lauren Jacobs helped Lake Region to come from behind against Gray-New Gloucester in the third period on a Jan. 16 game, but it fell short as the Gray-New Gloucester girls regained the lead and held it for a 42-41 win. (Bill Van Tassel photo)

Four local poets to be featured at Rolling Fatties’ Word Buzz Feb. 1

KINGFIELD — Rolling Fatties’ Word Buzz series continues from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, with Poetry Night, featuring four local Julia Bouwsma, Kristen Case, Meg Willing and Shana Youngdahl.
The four distinct and powerful poets each has work that’s been informed, in various ways, by living in western Maine. Offering a wide range of voices and styles (there may even be a visual component) as well as an opportunity to talk about process and craft in poetry, the event is not only for dedicated poetry lovers, but also the poetry curiou, and those who simply like to relax in a warm atmosphere surrounded by other lovers of language, organizers said.

Madison American Legion to host Valentines Dance Feb. 17

MADISON — A Valentine’s Dance will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Madison American Legion Hall, 20 South Maple St. The dance will feature the band The Last Highway, which plays classic rock.

Maine News Event Calendar for Jan. 20

The MAINE NEWS CALENDAR of Events is updated and published online daily. The “calendar week” begins on Saturday and submissions for the digital calendar should be emailed a week or more in advance. Submissions for print should be at least two weeks before the event. Our deadline chart can be found at To add an event to either calendar, email
Regular monthly meetings can be found at the end.

Cancer Resource Center Healthy Tips series to feature chef Feb. 2

NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine will continue its healthy eating series in February.
The first Friday class, Healthy Tip and Tricks, will meet at 12:30 p.m., a new time, Friday, Feb. 2. Holly Utt, nutrition educator with Healthy Oxford Hills and a professional chef, will provide recipes and a chance to enjoy some taste testing.

Maine National Guard adjutant general promotes state air surgeon in Hall of Flags

AUGUSTA — Maj. Gen. Douglas A. Farnham, adjutant general for the Maine National Guard, promoted Lt. Col. Joseph Lienert, Maine Air National Guard state air surgeon, to the rank of colonel during a ceremony at the Hall of Flags on Jan 12.
“This is an important day for the Maine Air National Guard,” Farnham said. “Col. Lienert has served with distinction as our state air surgeon and has my full trust and confidence in taking care of our most important asset, our people.”

Lewiston student named to SNHU president’s list

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Victoria Mathieu, of Lewiston, Maine, has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s fall 2017 president’s list.

Franklin County Broadband Initiative public presentation is Jan. 31

FARMINGTON — A presentation on the Franklin County Broadband Initiative will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Bass room.
Last winter, the grassroots collaborative Franklin County Broadband Initiative began the process of applying for state funding to support a county‐wide broadband plan. The purpose of the plan is to provide each town with a choice of internet speeds with corresponding implementation costs to provide reliable internet connectivity