Woman from Woodstock missing


The Oxford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking  help from the public in trying to locate a 53 year old female from the Town of Woodstock, according to a press release. “Kathleen Zurzolo was reported missing by family members on Wednesday August 27, 2014. A search of her home, neighborhood and interviews with family and friends […]

Produce exchange offered


PRODUCE EXCHANGE OFFERED-The Bethel Rotary Club has organized a produce exchange that is taking place at the Kulik home at 60 Elm Street. Any gardener with extra produce to share may drop it off any time under the tent set up on the lawn. People who don’t have gardens are welcome to stop by to […]

Four Seasons Realty joins with Maine Real Estate Network

FOUR SEASONS JOINS TMREN-From left Denise (holding Ari) with Loni Gravier, Gary and Julia Williamson, Cassie Mason, Sally Harkins, Holly Brown and Lousie Rice.

The Maine Real Estate Network and Four Seasons Realty have joined forces, according to a press release. Four Seasons was started locally by Gordon Brown of Bryant Pond and has been in business for 20 years. The company last year did $30 million in real estate sales in the Bethel area. Loni Gravier, an Oxford […]

Golf tournament, concert in memory of Sam Chapman

A golf tournament and music festival to honor the memory of the late Sammy Chapman will take place Aug. 31 at the Bethel Inn & Country Club. Chapman, a Bethel musician, logger and avid golfer died in a woodchipper accident last year. His son, Brady, said last week the “Sammy Chapman Golf Classic and Music […]

Explorations art program will end with fall session


By Amy Chapman After 25 years of offering creative enrichment to students in the Bethel area through her Explorations art classes, Arla Patch will be bringing the program to a close at the end of the fall session. Patch, who holds an MFA in sculpture from Indiana University, moved to the area in 1986 and […]

Mt. Abram to host “Mt. Abram Ascent”

Mt. Abram will host the ‘Mt. Abram Ascent’ Sept. 6 as part of the New England Trail Run Series. The four-mile climb up and over the summit will take place on ski and single track hiking trails, according to the event website. Runners will gain more than 1,000 feet of elevation. The competition is described […]

Please help protect guide dogs


Sunny, Lynn Mason’s guide dog, was recently harassed and chased in Bethel Village by another dog running loose, she said. Sunny received a back injury in the incident, said Mason, and has been leery of other dogs since then. “I totally depend on her for my safety,” said Mason. She said this is not the […]

Upton group works to preserve Rich’s house on Rapid River

The Winter House as seen from the Carry Road.

By Amy Chapman “It’s time to save the Winter House Museum,” declares a brochure published and distributed by the Upton Historical Society, and members of that organization are feeling the pressure of time as they work to raise funds to accomplish their goal. The Winter House, on the Rapid River in Upton, is part of […]

Triathlon swimmer


HEADED FOR HOME-Sunday’s annual Maine State Triathlon drew about 160 competitors to Songo Pond for the swim, cycle and run events. Here, as ‘boat guards’ Paula and Zachary Wheeler watch for anyone in distress, a swimmer passes the last buoy on the swimming leg of the triathlon.  For results go to http://www.mainestatetriathlon.com/results/

Upton Fun Day schedule

TRAY RAFFLE IN UPTON-This set of four TV trays, woodburned by Laurie Brown, will be raffled off at Upton Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 16 to benefit the Upton Historical Society. Raffle tickets will be available on Fun Day.

Aug. 16, 2014 7 a.m.: Breakfast in the Upton Ladies Aid building. 9:30 a.m.: Parade line-up at Pat Kenyon’s, 142 Thistle Street. 10 a.m.: Parade from Thistle Street. Merchandise, food vendors and children’s carnival open for business on Mill Road. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: DVD show of logging in the past on Upton School […]