Mollyockett Treasure Hunt underway

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The Mollyockett Treasure Hunt: Find the Treasure by Geocaching! Mollyockett was a Pequawket Indian who lived among and befriended the early settlers of Western Maine. Second only to her medical reputation as the great “Indian doctress,” was Mollyockett’s fame as a storyteller. She was a welcomed guest at many homes, and some of her tales […]

Forest Lodge tours offered (Louise Dickinson Rich)

On Saturday, July 19 the Upton Historical Society is sponsoring a daylong tour of Forest Lodge and the Winter House where “We Took to the Woods” was written by Louise Dickinson Rich. The tour includes round-trip transportation and a delightful box lunch prepared by the Upton Ladies Aid complete with drink and dessert. See exquisite […]

Western Maine Red Sox strong in first season

The 2014 Western Maine Red Sox club celebrates with its Andy Valley League Regular Season Championship trophy, and each player holds his individual Andy Valley League Tournament Runner-Up trophy.

In its inaugural season, the Western Maine Red Sox majors club (ages 10-12) went undefeated during the regular season at 16-0 against eight other teams in the Androscoggin (Andy) Valley League from Poland, Minot-Hebron, South Paris, Mechanic Falls, Oxford, and Norway. This was just the second undefeated regular season in the league’s 24-year history, following […]

‘Tar Wars’ winner


Carol Emery from River Valley Healthy Communities presents Caroline Siekman, Crescent Park fourth-grader, with the first place regional Tar Wars winner certificate for 2014. Her poster with the slogan ‘ Being Tobacco Free is the Healthy Living Key’ was chosen out of more than 100 posters from fourth graders from area schools. Caroline also wins […]

Woodstock plans first gazebo concert

Carl Vee at the Woodstock gazebo.

Woodstock’s gazebo will host its first entertainment event July 5 when singer Carl Vee brings his guitar to play songs from decades past. Vee approach Town Manager Vern Maxfield with the idea and Maxfield liked it. The gazebo was donated to the town two years ago by the Chase family. Vee, a Bryant Pond resident, […]

Clem Worcester honored in Hanover

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CLEM WORCESTER HONORED IN HANOVER-Clem Worcester receives a plaque from Selectman Frank Morrison in appreciation for his loyal service and dedication to the Town of Hanover as he retires from his long-held position as Town Clerk. A gathering in honor of Mr Worcester was held last Wednesday evening, June 18, under the Picnic Pavilion near […]

Listening politely


Upton residents Kenny Gibbons and Billy the dog listen to discussion at last Thursday’s Upton Town Meeting. Gibbons tended Billy while the dog’s owner, town Treasurer Deborah Judkins, asked and answered questions.

‘Does anyone actually have a cow?’

Joann Grohman signs her book.

By AMY CHAPMAN “Does anyone here actually have a cow?” Joann Grohman asked her audience at Gould Academy’s McLaughlin Science Center. “Anyone thinking about having a cow? No? Well, I’m sure you’ll all be thinking soon about having a cow.” Grohman was in Bethel recently to speak about “The Changing Nature of Farming” and her […]

Roosters Roadhouse Canine Team


ROOSTERS CANINE TEAM-A team of humans and dogs representing Roosters Roadhouse in Bethel will take part in the second annual Fun Dog Day June 22 to raise funds for Responsible Pet Care shelter in South Paris. The event, beginning with a half-mile walk, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oxford Fairgrounds in […]

SeniorsPlus seeks volunteers in Oxford County

SeniorsPlus is looking for volunteers in Oxford County to serve in their communities as a Medicare Counselor. If you like numbers, research, and want to make a difference in people’s lives, this opportunity is for you. SeniorsPlus needs volunteers to meet with Medicare beneficiaries one-on-one to assist in Medicare enrollment, changing plans and understanding the […]