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 […]

MVHS alumni in benefit for Muskie Auditorium

MVHS alumni in benefit for Muskie Auditorium

While they were students at Mountain Valley High School, they performed in plays, sang and played instruments on the stage in Muskie Auditorium. Taking part in the arts was a critical part of their education and growth into adulthood. When they heard about the water damage to the auditorium, it was only natural that they […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; All tagged out

Dennis Bodemer, center, and his sons, Logan (left) and Coleman (right), are seen here with their deer they tagged out with during the regular season. (Submitted photo)

As much as I hated to embarrass my dogs by having to put on their orange safety vests over the last month of hunting, I really enjoyed seeing everyone harvest their deer and bear. It’s nice to know the population is being controlled and our wildlife are living healthily. Throughout the month, I saw fathers […]

Tis the season; There is no time like the present to pick up a phone or tablet for that someone special!

Merry Christmas from your Pine Tree Cellular team.

At U.S. Cellular, we focus on having the world’s best customer service and delivering industry-leading innovations. Our customers receive unique benefits such as a valuable rewards program that recognizes customer loyalty, and points that can be used to upgrade to the latest 4G LTE devices faster. We also have a very strong line-up of cutting-edge […]

Take Advantage of local experience

The Advantage team wishes you a very Merry Christmas and hopes to see you soon for all your insurance needs. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD- With more than 55 combined years of experience in the insurance industry and customer service, the Advantage team, led by Mark Cote, located at 160 Congress Street, can help you with all your insurance needs. Cote formed Advantage Insurance in 1995. Just 11 short years later he purchased the Farmington office of Weber Insurance, […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Warm up and run!

Kathy Jordan, Sheila Morrison and I freezing before the start of the Turkey Trot held in South Paris on November 2.

It’s that time of year when I put my hikers away and dig out my running shoes to keep active until there’s enough beautiful white stuff to head out on snowshoes. How many of you have been running? Are you out there for the fun of it? The exercise only? The competition with yourself, or […]

Helping Santa’s Helpers


The friendly technicians at Trendsetters on Congress Street welcome you in to help them raise money for Santa’s Helpers by purchasing a raffle ticket for a $50 gift certificate applicable to all hair services. Tickets can be purchased, one for $2 or three for $5, now through December 15. Each year the salon chooses a […]

Gatch’s; Your home cooking away from home

Gatch’s is ready to serve you a wonderfully home cooked meal this Christmas season. Stop in, have a cocktail and relax after a long day of shopping. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD- Did you cook for your entire family over Thanksgiving and not sure you want to do the same for Christmas? Are you looking for someone to cater your next gathering or a place to enjoy a homemade traditional style meal? Well, look no further than Gatch’s. Reserve space at Gatch’s for your Christmas gathering […]

49 Franklin; Give the gift of entertainment

Scot and Cindy Grassette wish you a very Merry Christmas and want to remind you to pick up your copy of Friday Night Live III and IV. The perfect gift for the entertainers in your family. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD- It’s a snowy, blustery day outside and you’re still looking for the perfect gift for a few family members. You think back to last year when you spent hours climbing in and out of your car on those cold, frigid days before Christmas looking for just the right gift. Wouldn’t it be nice to […]