Small historical societies take on big challenges

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By Amy Chapman It takes a lot of work to preserve the past, especially in small towns, where shoestring budgets and a small volunteer pool add to the challenges of caring for artifacts and researching local history. Over the years, vital records have been lost to fire or neglect, family heirlooms have been lost or […]

BFHC adds new provider

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Kristen Waitt, FNP will be joining Bethel Family Health Center this winter to provide medical care to area residents. She recently completed the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She obtained her undergraduate nursing degree at Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, […]

Kids get a lift at Mt. Abram

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“Give a Kid a Lift”, a free learn-to-ski program for school-age children, kicked off last Thursday at the Mt Abram Ski Area in Greenwood, Maine. Thirty- three fourth-graders from the Meroby Elementary School in Mexico, Maine took to the slopes for the first time. A grant from the Mt Abram Ski Club, a 501(c(3) non-profit […]

‘Cause for Laughter’ at Mt. Abram

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By Amy Halsted Back for its third year, ‘Cause for Laughter’ will be held at Mt. Abram on Jan. 24. Established to raise funds for local needy families, ‘Cause for Laughter’ is spearheaded by Kathleen (Kate) Carroll, supported by an active committee and provides a truly entertaining evening of comedy and fundraising with auction and […]

DaPonte String Quartet performance

“The best string quartet in Maine,” says DownEast magazine. The acclaimed DaPonte String Quartet will give a lecture/performance on Jan. 22 at 4 p.m. in the Trustee’s Auditorium of the Gould Academy McLaughlin Science Center. Sponsored by the Western Mountains Senior College, the performance is open to the public and will be followed by a […]

Music Without Borders Jan. 17

Music without Borders Artistic Director Tamara Poddubnaya and two of her conservatory students will appear on the Gould Academy campus for an Encore Recital this Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The piano concert is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Trustees Auditorium of McLaughlin Science Center. Ilya Ishchenko, a veteran […]

Ski Museum’s Skee Spree Jan. 17

The first annual Skee Spree, a celebration of Maine’s skiing heritage and auction to benefit the Ski Museum of Maine, is set for Saturday, Jan. 17, at the White Cap Lodge at Sunday River Resort, according to a press release. The event showcases Maine’s ski history and features photos, memorabilia, and historic equipment that have […]

Lake retires from Air Force

Retiring Air Force Sgt. Brent Lake (right) receives a gift from his commanding Officer and crew.

Technical Sergeant Brent A. Lake recently retired from the U.S. Air Force. He was the Vehicle Fleet Manager of the 3d Air Support Operations Group, Fort Hood Army Installation, Texas. Lake graduated from Telstar Regional High School in 1998 and enlisted in the United States Air Force on Sept. 9, 1998. After basic training, TSgt […]

MLT Backyard Series: This is Your Climate Challenge

The Mahoosuc Land Trust will launch its 2015 Speaker Series, “This Is Your Backyard,” with a presentation by Dr. Stephen Mulkey entitled “This Is Your Climate Challenge.” Dr. Mulkey, President of Unity College, will speak at McLaughlin Auditorium on the Gould Academy campus at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, with a snow date of […]

Jan. 5 marks 200th anniversary of mail delivery in Bethel

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When Bethel residents get their mail on Monday, it will be the 200th anniversary of U.S. Postal Service delivery in the town. Before that time, the closest place to get mail delivery was the Post Office in Waterford. The first Bethel postmaster was Dr. Moses Mason, whose house on Broad Street is one of two […]