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Bethel Rescue launches ‘Sand for Seniors’

The members of Bethel Ambulance Service have introduced a new community outreach program called “Sand for Seniors.” In recognition of the challenges facing seniors citizens during the winter months, rescue members will begin distributing buckets of sand when they are called to senior’s homes. Bethel Seniors Group president Fran Head applauded the members of Bethel […]

DiCocoa’s in gingerbread

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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

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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.

Blanco to read from memoir tonight at Gould

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 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 […]

GIVING TREE IS UP

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The businesses at the Philbrook Place in Bethel hope to brighten the holiday season for needy children in the area by partnering with customers on a ‘Giving Tree.’ Organized by Final Touch owner Jessie Herling, the tree holds more than 60 tags, each representing a gift for a child from one of 12 families in […]

Bethel businesses plan ‘Giving Tree’

The businesses at the Philbrook Place in Bethel are hoping to brighten the holiday season for needy children in the area by partnering with customers on a ‘Giving Tree.’ Organized by Final Touch owner Jessie Herling, the tree will hold tags each representing a gift for a child from one of 12 families in the […]

TED Global Conference offers a window on the world

By AMY CHAPMAN Ian Blair of Bethel traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last month to attend the TED Global 2014 Conference. TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) is a nonprofit organization that was founded to spread ideas and inspiration through brief talks (usually 18 minutes or less) by people who are passionate about their chosen […]