Bewitching BOO-tique


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. […]

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


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

Flushing out hunger

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 […]

The Rock Room opens

Kalob Noyes is seen here playing the drums as his mom signs him up for lessons with Justin Hamner at the Greater Rumford Community Center.

RUMFORD- The Rock Room hosted an open house last Tuesday in their downstairs space of the Greater Rumford Community Center and allowed children signing up to make a little music of their own while their parents filled out paperwork. Justin and Amanda Hamner were on hand to answer questions and chat it up with the […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Making a Left Turn to the AT

Left Turn makes her way across the Tableland after passing Thoreau Spring after summitting Katahdin and completing her 2,185-mile walk.

What pushes each person to take on such an undertaking as hiking the Appalachian Trail? What kind of drive and determination does it really take for them to choose to put themselves at the mercy of the elements for upwards of six months? I’ve read over and over again how each person makes their hike […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month


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.

CC’s Outdoor Journal; ATC Family Hiking Day

Ilse and Mitch Dunbar are seen here during a hike on the Appalachian Trail to Piazza Rock near Saddleback. (Photo submitted by Ilse Dunbar)

On Saturday the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invites families to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) ATC invites people of all ages and hiking abilities to get outside and experience the adventure of being active on the Trail. Held on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking Day is an opportunity to introduce your […]

Warrior Hike reaches Katahdin

Warrior Hike founder, Sean Gobin, stands behind the Katahdin sign in celebration with the four servicemen who completed their 2,185-mile walk of the Appalachian Trail to help walk off the effects of being in combat. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

BAXTER STATE PARK- What began as a wet and gray journey for the veterans of Warrior Hike at Springer Mountain in Georgia on March 17 ended under beautifully brilliant skies and sunshine at Katahdin on September 12. Four veterans; Todd Rogers and Cecil Thayer, U.S. Marine Corp, Jesse Swensgard, U.S. Air Force and Matt Donnelly, […]

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 […]