Bethel Food Pantry news

We’ve worked very hard to make sure families in need know they can turn to the Food Pantry for help. Unfortunately, there are a lot of families in need, and we run the risk of going beyond our resources. Our mission is to help families in the SAD 44 towns. This month, folks will need […]

Gluten-free seminar at Dunham Farm

A Living Gluten Free seminar is being offered by Suzanne Dunham on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. to noon at Dunham Farm in Greenwood. This program is for people who have been newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease/gluten intolerance, or other health issue that going gluten free may help, and for family and friends of […]

“Miss Sue” passes away

Susan C. Farrar, 96, of Bethel, died in South Paris on Saturday, June 7. A full obituary will follow. Arrangements are under the care of Chandler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris.

Bethel Town Meeting June 11

Bethel voters will decide on a proposed FY’15 $3.4 million municipal expenditure budget at Town Meeting on Wednesday, June 11. The day before, June 10, they will go to the polls to elect two selectmen, two School Board members and two assessors. If all the money articles on the meeting warrant are approved, the estimated […]

Second annual Ryan’s Trail Run

The 2nd Annual Ryan’s Trail Run: A Run For Life will take place Sunday, June 22, 2014 on the Pine Hill Trails at Gould Academy in Bethel. The five and ten kilometer race is named for Ryan Gilman of Wallagrass, an outgoing, likable dad who suffered from depression. On April 9, 2008, Gilman texted his […]

Dedication of BHS Valentine wing is June 8

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., members and friends of the Bethel Historical Society will have a one-time opportunity to view the interior of the new “Mary E. Valentine Collections Wing” before it is fully utilized as a “restricted-access” museum collections storage facility. Funded by a $200,000 bequest from […]

Telstar 5k race to benefit animal shelter

Students in the 7th/8th grade Advanced Art Class at Telstar Middle School will present the “Make It Pawsable 5K & Field Day Challenge” event on Friday June 13, at Telstar. The event will start at 11:45 a.m. and end at 2:00 pm. All money raised at this event will benefit the new Bethel animal shelter, […]

Town swim programs for the summer

This summer’s swim programs to be held by the towns of Bethel, West Paris and Woodstock will once again feature Red Cross Instructor Ellie Kingsbury. Information for the programs is now at the local Town Offices. Please stop by and sign your child up for an exciting, fun swim program. The cost of the program […]

Area Memorial Day observances

ANDOVER An observance will take place on Memorial Day at 9 a.m. on the common, sponsored by the Knights of Pythias. Rev. Jane Rich and Pastor Ken Wagstaff will participate, and there will also be a flag folding ceremony. BETHEL The parade will line up on Mechanic Street at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 26 and step […]

Anglers sought for trout survey

Maine Audubon, Trout Unlimited and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) are seeking volunteer anglers to survey remote Maine ponds and coastal streams for brook trout this fishing season. Survey information collected by anglers will be used by the nonprofit organizations and IFW to help identify populations of brook trout to be […]