1. Christmas Eve candlelight service DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Congregational Church will have the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. There will be special music, a short sermon and, of course, the lighting of candles ending the service while singing “Silent Night.” The public is welcome to join us for this […]

Toys needed for Santa’s Helpers


With Christmas fast approaching, Santa’s Helpers is well as its way to helping another couple hundred familes with needed winter clothing and more, thanks to a variety of kind people from the River Valley and beyond. Margaret McNeal, who has carried on her mother’s legacy by running Santa’s Helpers for the past six years, said […]

Go back in time with a live radio play


When was the last time you took your parents or your grandparents out for something? A Dec. 19-21 live radio play to be performed at 49 Franklin may just be the perfect occasion during the holiday season. Step back in time, at 49 Franklin’s Mystic Theater, where you’ll attend a live performance of a radio […]

Give a little Christmas

Give a little Christmas

As they’ve done for the last five years, members of the Rumford Performing Arts Committee got together last week to wrap donated gifts to be distributed to children at the Festival of Trees on Saturday, Dec. 13 in the Rumford Falls Auditorium. The group was pleased by the donations to date. Mitzi Sequoia said there […]

CITV parade, craft fair


Christmas in the Valley kicks off the holiday festivities with the holiday parade at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The CITV parade is sponsored by the River Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Rumford Fire Department featuring the 10 towns in the River Valley. The parade starts at the Mountain Valley High School. Registrations are 4:30-5:15 […]

Franklin Savings kicks off Coats for Kids Day

Franklin Savings kicks off Coats for Kids Day

Anyone with a gently-worn, outgrown coat is invited to drop it off at Franklin Savings Bank during the Chester Greenwood Day Parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday. FSB staffers will be serving up hot chocolate and popcorn outside the bank while collecting coats. Franklin Savings Bank, through the Maine Bankers Association, is sponsoring […]

Make a teen happy!

Mitzi Sequoia, known as The Basket Lady around these parts, had a terrific idea. She observed that Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day and she decided to find a way to apply that theme to this area. “I have a gently used adult Hard Rock mountain bike that I want to donate to a teen […]

Church has Thanksgiving giveaway


On Friday afternoon, some 30 volunteers gathered assembly-line style at the Praise Assembly of God Church to put together 88 Thanksgiving baskets before delivering them in the community the following morning. There’s a lot of work involved, both in gathering the food and then putting the baskets together, but the church is very good at […]

MVMS students talk with vets


After exhibiting Quest Civil War projects at their school, Mountain Valley Middle School students traveled to the Rumford Public Library on Nov. 19 where they split into three groups and were joined by military veterans to read and discuss the book Soldier’s Heart. The veterans included teacher Dan Hodge, teacher Anthony Mazza, and Sheriff Wayne […]

RSU 10 earns tech award


Fourth graders were eagerly working their computers in the Rumford Elementary School library learning about a new topic called immigration. The program they were using is called netTrekker, which is now used throughout RSU 10 at all grade levels. For their use of that program, RSU 10 has earned a Digital Learning Award for its […]