Mexico Library’s American Girl Tea Party

IMG_9963

Eight teams took part in the Junior League Championship at the Oakdale Country Club in Mexico on Aug. 12, followed by awards, photos and pizza. Led by organizer Jeff Mayo and several club members volunteering their knowledge, 34 youngsters from grades 3-8 learned to play better golf over the eight-week Junior League program, now in […]

Junior League Championship at Oakdale

IMG_9936

Eight teams took part in the Junior League Championship at the Oakdale Country Club in Mexico on Aug. 12, followed by awards, photos and pizza. Led by organizer Jeff Mayo and several club members volunteering their knowledge, 34 youngsters from grades 3-8 learned to play better golf over the eight-week Junior League program, now in […]

Back to School Fashion Show

ForVid

Hope Association clients Mary Turnbull and Ray Leblanc, with Moriah Thebarge, got the audience going with “Sweet Caroline” during the Association’s annual Back to School Fashion Show last Friday. The classic songs and enthusiastic audience really got the models dancing, hopping, with a lot of smiles. They were modeling examples of clothing available at the […]

Toodling

1. Benefit spaghetti supper Sept. 6 MEXICO — A benefit for four-year-old Emily Penley (kidney cancer victim) and Mary Hutchinson (house fire victim) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Speck Mountain Evangelistic Outreach, 33 Roxbury Rd. The event includes music from 1-6 p.m. from The Founded Trio & Sister Band, Rise & […]

Teaberry Arts Council’s Art Walk

IMGP0912

Members of the Teaberry Arts Council and area artists gathered on the Rumford Parks Walking Trail for Sunday’s Art Walk. Some 25 to 30 artists, magicians, performers, musicians and more entertained people during the five-hour event, the council’s first big event since its inception last fall.

Child safety seat inspections in Dixfield

IMG_0028

While at the Dixfield Outdoor Market on Sunday with her three-year-old, Gabrielle Cannon of Dixfield saw the sign that read “Free Car Seat Check” and decided to participate. Dixfield Police Officers Anne Simmons-Edmunds and Eric Bernier, along with Jaclyn Witt, recently completed a three-day course to become certified as child safety passenger seat inspectors. They […]

Culture of Compassion

IMG_9994

There were a lot of smiles on children Saturday, and sighs of relief for parents and others struggling financially. It was the third annual Culture of Compassion giveaway, put on by 50 volunteers with the Praise Assembly of God Church at the DARE Field across from Aubuchon Hardware. Pastor Justin Thacker noted that it takes […]

Man found dead at Mexico standoff identified

10600511_753291971383798_3619684279232396488_n

The Maine State Police identified the man who died Sunday evening following a standoff with several police departments in Mexico. The victim was identified as Steven R. Piiranen, 52, of Paris, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland. McCausland added that the two officers who fired at Piirainen were Maine state trooper […]

Friday night concerts a crowd pleaser in Andover

Pic for1A

It was a beautiful evening Friday with another good crowd as the series of free concerts continued at the Andover Town Common. Joe and Tara Robinson of Jarato Screenprinting, along with their four daughters, headlined the two-hour acoustic music performance. Pete Coolidge, who owns Pete’s Hardware with his wife, Wanda, began the every other Friday […]