Bethel Family Health Center to hold August food drive

Bethel Family Health Center will hold a food drive in celebration of National Community Health Center Week starting on Monday, Aug. 10. The health center will accept cash and nonperishable food donations from members of the community from Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 21. All food donations will be brought to the Bethel Food […]

Deputies commended for action in Aug. 5 incident

Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant sent out the following press release/information today (Aug. 5) regarding an incident early this morning in Andover.  Deputies Josh Aylward, Nathan Bowie and Steve Witham received a letter of commendation, which follows Gallant’s comments. “I am proud of the professionalism displayed daily by the deputies and correction officers of the […]

Swains recognized for lake monitoring

On July 25 Christine and Ross Swain of East Andover attended the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program (MVLMP) annual conference at The Great Outdoors Recreational Function Facility on Pleasant Pond in Turner. The Swains are MVLMP certified lake monitors for Ellis Pond, a.k.a. Roxbury Pond, and Silver Lake in Roxbury. At the event, which had […]

Andover Olde Home Days schedule

Celebrating 35 years of Olde Home Days Honoring Traditions and Celebrating New Beginnings Thursday Garden show judging Friday T-shirts, Buttons and 50/50 raffle tickets on sale on the common. All day venders, crafts, games and food on the common and free horse-drawn wagon/barrel train rides on Main Street. 5 to 8 p.m.: Art display of […]


Carter Richmond and Dylan Richmond of Mason Township and Kory Harrington of Bethel from Boy Scout Troop 565 with help from Victoria Harrington of Bethel, recently performed community service at the South Bethel Cemetery. The volunteers trimmed brush, mowed grass, painted the white wooden fence and installed new wire fencing around the perimeter of the […]


International classical piano students and their teacher gathered recently at the home of Bud and Lynne Kulik of Bethel for a garden party supper. Recitals for MWB are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, plus Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the McLoughlin Auditorium free of charge. The last concert will take place Saturday, July […]

Telstar’s Ryan Vail in Lobster Bowl

  By Kalle Oakes, Sun Media Talent and dedication weren’t always enough to get Ryan Vail noticed during his high school football career. Yes, Vail was a four-year starter. It was at center and defensive tackle, however; two places where you don’t gobble up yards, score touchdowns and accumulate the statistics that made fantasy football […]

Frank Perham to speak

  The Western Foothills Land Trust will present local gem Frank Perham on Tuesday July 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Norway Memorial Library. Perham, one of North America’s foremost experts on granitic pegmatites will be speaking about his Harvard Quarry in Greenwood – if he stays on topic. Like any experienced mineralogist, Frank knows to […]

Butch and Bruce’s sailing adventure

Note: In 2010 Butch Fuller of Greenwood accompanied a friend on a sailing trip up the East Coast. Following is a five-part series of the logs of that two-week trip. Sunday, April 18 I usually get up early in the morning, but not this early.  It is 4 a.m. and still dark.  My friend, Bruce […]

Open House at WP Historical Society

The West Paris Historical Society is pleased to offer an open house the second and fourth Sundays of July and August from 1 to 3 p.m. Our regular July meeting will be on July 20 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone bring your own box lunch. Calendar drawing is at 6 o’clock with brownies and ice cream, […]