Bewitching BOO-tique

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Andrea Diehl looks on as her children, Anderson (age 7, Otis the Tractor) and Harrison, (age 1, the Puppy), have their pictures taken by Cherri Crockett of the Rumford Falls Times for their annual Bewitching BOO-tique, taking place for children up to age 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 2-4:30 p.m. […]

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1. Mexico Trailblazers to meet MEXICO — The Mexico Trailblazers will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday upstairs in the Mexico Town Hall. All are welcome. For more information, call Nick Brown at 364-8665. 1. Book and gift fair Thursday RUMFORD — The Rumford Community Home will host a book and gift fair from 10 a.m. […]

Fire safety at Meroby Elementary

Firefighters and Sparky the Dog from the Mexico Fire Department were at Meroby Elementary School last Thursday to teach students about fire safety. Led by Firefighter Mike Chartier, topics discussed with third graders here included having a home fire evacuation plan, knowing your address in case of emergency, making sure the number on your home […]

Fun at Pumpkin Fest

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There was a terrific turnout of people in downtown Rumford Saturday for the third annual event Pumpkin Fest, with numerous events for youngsters as well as adults. The event was sponsored by EnvisionRumford and Gaskyl Productions.

Flushing out hunger

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A very colorful toilet, painted in Mountain Valley High School colors of blue and silver, has begun appearing in front of local businesses. One of those business was Riverside Realty in Mexico. In an email to the Times on Friday, Roger Whitehouse, owner of Riverside Realty, stated that is business “has been flushed by the […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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The Mexico Police Department and Explorers spent much of their Saturday decorating the Mexico Town Hall with the message about Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October. Donating their time were Chief Roy Hodsdon and wife, Renee, Officer Rob Drouin, Senior Explorer Advisor Brittany Gaudet and Explorer Alyssa Hemingway.

Tyla’s Buddy Bench dedicated

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Some 50 family and friends gathered in front of Dirigo High School to honor the memory of Tyla Thibodeau on Saturday, the day that marked his 17th birthday. After singing “Happy Birthday” to Tyla, everyone released black and red (Tyla’s favorite colors) balloons into the air. At the same time, a tarp was removed, which […]

Fundraising effort needed to save Community Dental in Rumford

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Lisa Kavanaugh, Community Dental chief executive officer, led a 90-minute meeting Thursday at Rumford Hospital with about 30 community leaders and River Valley residents to gauge community support for sustaining Community Dental’s reopening. The nonprofit dental office, located in the River Valley Technology Center since Dec. 2008, has been closed since July 2 when high […]

Experi-Magic on Sept. 20

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Experi-Magic, a science and magic spectacular, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 49 Franklin in Rumford in the lower level Fernand Room. It is the party to celebrate the awesome, the amazing, the incredible world of science and magic. Science is wonderful, and amazing yet explainable. Magic is wonderful and […]

Bucket Drop to Benefit Peru Community Center

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Korean War veteran Glen Tompkins and Peru Summerfest Chairman Yvonne Allen react to the cold water from the bucket drop fundraiser for the Peru Community Center held on Saturday. The idea for this event was made just that morning, but it was a good one as, at $10 per participant, the bucket drop raised more […]