Category Archives: Western Maine Foothills

Andover Olde Home Days will be Aug. 3, 4, 5

ANDOVER — The 38th annual Andover Olde Home Days will be the weekend of Aug. 3-5, with a variety of events all over town, all free and open to the public.
Friday night kicks off the festivities with music on the Andover Common at 6 p.m. and a local art show starting at 5 p.m. T-shirts and buttons will be for sale with this year’s theme, “Back in the Day…”

TCMHS, partners increase effort to tackle region’s opioid crisis

LEWISTON — Tri-County Mental Health Services and its partners are forming a plan to address issues surrounding the opioid crisis in the region, and hosted Community Partners Engaging in Community Conversation at Lewiston Middle School on June 28 to discuss the issues and solutions.
The forum was a conversation around the growing opioid crisis, its impact on individuals, families, and communities, and how, by working together, the challenge can be met in part by increased availability of medication-assisted treatment for those who are struggling with opioid use disorder.

Glassface Ledges hike will be July 19

RUMFORD — The Mahoosuc Land Trust and the Androscoggin River Watershed Council invite hikers to climb Glassface Ledges on Thursday, July 19.

Mainer’s Ecuador travels to be featured in MLT ‘Day in the Life’ July 18

ALBANY TOWNSHIP — Brianna Douglass will be featured in the Mahoosuc Land Trust’s “A Day in the Life” program, talking about her experiences in South America.

River Valley Rotary in June featured speakers from varied backgrounds

RUMFORD — The River Valley Rotary Club of Greater Rumford Fellowship Luncheon held its weekly meetings in June at HOPE Association, 85 Lincoln Ave.
The guest speaker June 4 was Paul Doroghazi, acting club president, who spoke about tobacco, its history and the devastating effect on health.

Central, western Maine students awarded Franklin Savings scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $36,000 college scholarships to 12 students from Androscoggin, Franklin, Somerset and Oxford counties.
The scholarships are $3,000 each. The bank awards the scholarships each year to students from 11 local schools.
The 2018 Franklin Scholars are:

UMA extends reach to educate more Mainers

AUGUSTA — The University of Maine at Augusta is expanding and making higher education more accessible to Mainers statewide.
After a revisioning process led by UMA President Rebecca Wyke over the 2017-18 academic year, implementation has begun to reintegrate eight University College Centers and re-establish a long-standing and historic relationship, fulfilling UMA’s statewide mission, university officials said.

Mahoosuc Land Trust Maine bird count is June 29

BETHEL — Many of Maine’s favorite birds have disappeared. Or have they? Doug Hitchcox, field naturalist for Maine Audubon, would like the public’s help figuring out what birds are breeding in Maine.

Rangeley Fly-In and Air Show will be July 21

RANGELEY — The annual Rangeley Lakes Fly In & Air Show will be held Saturday, July 21, at Steven A. Bean Municipal Airport, 34 Taylor Road.
The event draws crowds from all areas of New England. There will be a fly-in for pilots, with the airplanes on display for spectators. Local pilots will come together to provide the spectators with a fly over with both land and float planes.

Bethel Art Fair to take place July 7

BETHEL — More than 40 artists will anchor the Bethel Art Fair, which takes place Saturday, July 7, on the town common
The fair is hosted by S. Timberlake, and other businesses and organizations are hosting events in conjunction to make it a community-wide celebration of the arts.
Events are generally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and there are also some events Friday and Saturday night. The fair ends with fireworks Saturday night.