Category Archives: Franklin Focus

Free hospice training offered in Farmington

FARMINGTON — A free seven-week hospice training course, sponsored by Beacon Hospice, will be offered beginning Thursday, March 1 at the Mt. Blue Adult Education Center.
The training educates potential volunteers in how to support their community members as they maneuver through end of life challenges and is facilitated by volunteer coordinator with registered nurses, medical social workers, and chaplain speakers.

Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty donates $1,000 to United Way

FARMINGTON — Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty has completed the first year of a premier corporate partnership with United Way by presenting a donation for $1,000.
Throughout the year, Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty made monthly donations to support the programs that strengthen the community and help neighbors.

RLHT acquires 230 acres on Magalloway River

OQUOSSOC — The Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust has acquired 230 acres on the Magalloway River in Lincoln Plantation.
Nestled in the hills between Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge and the Dartmouth Second College Grant, the parcel contributes to more than 28,000 acres of functionally contiguous land dominating the headwaters and shore-lands of the Magalloway, Dead Diamond and Swift Diamond rivers.

Worthley named lead pharmacy technician at Franklin Memorial Hospital Maine

FARMINGTON — Michael Worthley has been promoted to lead pharmacy technician at Franklin Memorial Hospital, Garry Miller, director of pharmacy at the hospital announced.
Worthley has worked in the hospital’s pharmacy as a technician for 15 years.

Franklin Memorial employees collect items for food pantries

Franklin Memorial employees collect more than 1,350 items for food pantries
The Employee Engagement Committee at Franklin Memorial Hospital recently concluded its Great Food Drive, which resulted in the collection of more than 1,350 panty items and toiletries that will be distributed among Franklin County’s 13 food pantries in collaboration with Tri Valley United Way. Eleven departments participated, with top three honors going to the Center for Excellence, Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice and Franklin Health Orthopaedics. From left are Rebecca Wood, M. Breau and Kristen Grondin. (Submitted photo)

Orcutt talk one of many vacation events at Carrabassett Valley library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Nature photographers John and Cynthia Orcutt will speak at the Carrabassett Valley Library at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, just one of several vacation week events at the library.
They have spent the better part of the last decade exploring Maine’s High Peaks, camera in hand. Assembled for the first time in the book “Enduring Heights,” more than 90 of their fine art photographs reveal the many moods of the stunning landscape; breathtakingly elegant yet rugged and remote.

Colonial Daughters DAR welcomes new members in Farmington

FARMINGTON — The Colonial Daughters Chapter DAR held its regular monthly meeting in January at Ferro House on the campus of the University of Maine Farmington.
Deborah Burke of Wilton was welcomed as a new member, joining under her Patriot Veren Balch. Also welcomed as new transfer members were Linda Bauer of Chesterville, formerly a member of Gemini Springs Chapter in Deltona, Fla., and Roxine Hennings of Detroit, formerly a member of Koussinoc Chapter in Augusta.

Deadline is Feb. 20 for LaGrange Community Impact Award nominations

FARMINGTON — Nominations for the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area Gary LaGrange Community Impact Award is Feb. 20.
The United Way strives to unite people and resources to improve lives and build a strong and healthy community. Through direct funding, helping people connect to resources, and volunteer engagement, the United Way makes a difference every day.

University of Maine at Farmington releases 2017 fall semester dean’s list

FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington has announced its dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.
Those named to the list have completed a minimum of 12 credits in courses producing quality points. Students whose grade point average for the semester is equal to or greater than 3.8 are listed with high academic achievement. Students whose grade point average for the semester is less than 3.8 but equal to or greater than 3.5 are listed with academic achievement.
Students on the list within Turner Publishing’s circulation areas are:

Kingfield area meals program grows, but roots stay deep in the community

By Crystal Fitch

NEW PORTLAND — The Western Mountains Baptist Church has taken over “Bridging the Gap,” the volunteer effort that prepares, packages and delivers hot meals to elderly or home-bound residents.
The new organizers of the all-volunteer effort are Jeff Smith and Cathy Haines, both from Salem Township and members of Western Mountains Baptist Church of New Portland.