DiCocco’s in gingerbread


Anna Sysko and Mattie Templeton of Cafe DiCocoa in Bethel teamed up to create a gingerbread replica of the store, utilizing icing, Twizzlers, peppermints, pretzels and many other ‘building blocks.’ Sysko did the structural work with the gingerbread.

Christmas tree in fall


Sally Taylor of Bethel took this photo in October of the tree in her background that would become her Christmas tree. Mother Nature provided colorful trim in the foreground and background.

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Living Nativity celebrates 50 years


By Amy Chapman When the Living Nativity is performed this Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. on the Bethel Common, it will mark 50 years since Susan Farrar first gathered her friends and neighbors and began the much-loved tradition, celebrating Christmas and community. Farrar passed away last June at the age of 96. Her daughter, Lisa […]

Blanco to read from memoir tonight at Gould


 By Amy Chapman 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco will read from his new memoir, ‘The Prince of los Cocuyos,’ tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 at Gould Academy’s Bingham Auditorium. The reading is the last stop on a three-month book tour that has taken Blanco from Maine to California to Miami—the city where he grew up in […]

Carter’s event to benefit Ski Museum

The 30th annual Carter’s Last Stand Nordic Day is set for Thursday, Jan. 1 at Carter’s X-C Ski Center in Bethel. This year the event will benefit the Ski Museum of Maine and honor the legacy of David Carter, a recent inductee in the Maine Ski Hall of Fame. The full schedule of events includes […]

Local attorneys to form new firm


Bethel-based attorneys Kirk G. Siegel and Jarrod S. Crockett have announced the formation of a new law firm, Siegel & Crockett, P.C., effective Jan. 1, 2015. The firm will focus on real estate transactions and title examination, land disputes, land conservation and family land planning, business formation, estate planning, probate practice, and general litigation. Crockett […]