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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 […]

Telstar vocalists selected

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Two vocalists from the Telstar High School Music Department were recently selected to sing at the All New England Choral Festival at Plymouth State University last week. Nick Johnson and Aislinn Forbes performed with a collective 225 voices representing the New England states.  Their concert concluded a daylong event studying and performing the music and […]

Girl Scouts honor veterans

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Girl Scout Daisy Troop 2100 last week made cards and banners to send to the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris in honor of Veterans Day. The Scouts wanted all Veterans to know that we love them and want to thank them for being so brave. We talked about the importance of these men and […]

Chadbourne Park

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CHADBOURNE PARK-Chadbourne Tree Farms has been thinning trees opposite the Parkway in Bethel in order to provide a more “park-like” appearance.