CC’s Outdoor Journal; Welcome Hiking Season

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  WELD/RUMFORD- When Jennie-Mae and I sat down a few weeks back and planned out a few hikes to prepare for the summer season and to begin conditioning for our lofty hiking goals, we agreed, rain or shine. “I won’t be able to stay inside or sit by a warm fire when it’s raining on […]

Women lured victim to Rumford before he was robbed, kidnapped

RUMFORD — A local man sought by police for more than a week on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and assault was arrested by Maine State Police in Gray on Wednesday. Randall J. Chapman, 37, of 48 Essex Ave. has been wanted since an incident May 19 when he fled over a guardrail toward the Androscoggin […]

MVHS theater arts presents The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland


With the Muskie Auditorium off limits, the Mountain Valley High School Theater Arts students took their play to the great outdoors on May 20. They performed The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland on the lawn adjacent to the school. On opening night, the audience braved cool temperatures, newly-hatched black flies and threatening rain clouds to […]

Poetry program launched at RPL

Poetry program launched at RPL

RUMFORD — The Friends of the Rumford Library launched its new poetry program on April 24. A spirited group of 14 poetry lovers met in the Library’s public room to share their own work or the favorite works of others. Librarian Susan Marshall welcomed the group and read the first poem of the evening, Robert […]

Lumberjack Festival


Kaedyn Beale, age 3, held by his mom, Meghan Beale, won first place for kids in the Paul Bunyan Look-a-Like Contest during Saturday’s Lumberjack Festival in downtown Rumford. . Seen here are some of the activities during the second annual event, presented by the volunteer group EnvisionRumford.

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Boots to Birks set off on AT adventure

Clay and Lindsay Smith, along with their dog, Hunter are seen here among their masses of preparation for their 160-day-long journey on the Appalachian Trail. They will be hiking the 2,185-miles northbound from Georgia. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

ANDOVER- As you’re sitting down to read this story, Clay and Lindsay Smith will have successfully traversed about 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The couple started their adventure from Springer Mountain in Georgia last Wednesday. After dedicating almost ten years of his life to military life, getting blown up while in Afghanistan and suffering […]

Singin’ & a cleanin’


These youngsters from the Praise Assembly of God Church sing “Let it Go” from the movie Frozen as they take part in the annual cleanup of the Island in Rumford on May 3. The young singers are Mariah Bryant, Cloey Ledesma, Madison Darling, Sylvia Hodsdon, Amy Hodsdon and Alexis Allegra.

Planting Maine blueberry plants


Young James Hodsdon and Brandon Chase from the Praise Assembly of God Church, and Maureen Cook of EnvisionRumford plant Maine blueberry plants in front of the Rumford Town Hall, with directions from Jennifer Kreckel of EnvisionRumford, during the annual cleanup of the Island on May 3.