Road is paved to River Valley Grill

Bob and Kathy Knowles of the River Valley Grill are seen here with long-time patron, Avis Orino, in their new location in Rumford Center. The River Valley Grill is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD CENTER- If you’ve been traveling Route 2 west of Rumford lately, you’ll have noticed the road is in the process of being paved, but it’s just about complete, all the way to River Valley Grill in Rumford Center. Now, whether this is a coincidence or not, I’ll leave that up to you, but one […]

Peak-A-Week hikers descending on their 30th season

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STORY AND ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF MARSHA MCKENNA What began as four to six hikes per summer, has evolved to 26 hikes from spring to fall. The Peak-A-Week hiking group, also referred to as PAW, is now in it’s 30th successive year. The River Valley community has something very special that most communities in the […]

Healthy Living; Hiking; Good for mind, body and soul

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

Have you ever thought about taking up hiking as a way to see more of nature, learn what your physical and mental limitations are, or even just to experience the emotions a wooded trail can bring? Recently, four of us made our way to Baxter State Park to hike the Hunt Trail, also known as […]

Worthley Pond Memories Part II

Kathy Hussey captured this rainbow from her camp following a summer storm.

PERU- Over the years many changes have taken place at Worthley Pond with people moving in and out, stores opening, closing, trading ownership, homes being built, but one constant remains, it is a place for memories to be made through the generations. Kathy Hussey, a life-long resident of Peru, shared, “I wanted to live on […]

Missing Woodstock woman found safe

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WOODSTOCK — A Woodstock woman who had been missing since Wednesday has been found safe. An Oxford County communications center dispatcher confirmed Sunday afternoon that the woman had been found, but referred other questions to the sheriff’s office. A telephone message was left with an officer. The Facebook page for Kathleen Zurzolo also was updated […]

Worthley Pond Memories

The BIG yellow rock is now in need of some paint and doesn't seem so BIG anymore. The buoys marking the rocks are new and my sister, Maggie May, is all grown up. I have many fond memories of time spent at the pond.

PERU- My earliest memories of Worthley Pond are of my grandmother loading my cousins Ang and Sis, and me into her car and driving us to swimming lessons across from the store at the beach. My gosh, how I hated swimming lessons. The mornings were normally foggy and chilly, with dark overcast skies looming overhead […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Endless fun on GIRLS ONLY trip

The 12th Annual Girls Only Motorcycle Trip to Greenville was filled with a beautiful hike up Borestone Mountain in Monson, a boat ride over to Kineo Golf Course and carriage road, and many fantastic days spent playing on the shores of Moosehead Lake.

Once again, our annual girls only motorcycle trip has come and gone, but the memories of the fun-filled days spent in the outdoors still bring a smile to my face. I am amazed at how quickly the year goes by and now we’re already looking back at our trip. This year seven of us on […]

Bustin Justin Hamner to teach music at the ‘stute

John and Kathy Sutton are seen here gathered around their family piano with “Bustin’” Justin Hamner and his wife, Amanda. The Suttons donated the piano along with a $500 check to help the couple get started with their music program that will take up shop at the Greater Rumford Community Center. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD- “Bustin’” Justin Hamner has always had an appreciation for music and has never been afraid to teach himself a new instrument. He recently decided to share his love of music through an agreement with the Greater Rumford Community Center to offer a class. Currently, Hamner is reaching out to the community for students who […]