Healthy Living; Feed Me Food Club

Residents of Rumford Island Housing (Muskie Building) are seen here with Sandra Witas, Feed Me Food Club coordinator for River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, during their recent delivery of organic Maine-grown produce. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD- Sandra Witas, coordinator of the Feed Me Food Club through River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, recently delivered fresh, organic Maine-grown produce to residents of Rumford Island Housing. Every other week, the Feed Me Food Club opens for members to order a variety of fresh, frozen, organic and canned foods from farms around Maine. The […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Share the love

On an early summer sleepover on top of Whitecap, I was hoping to wake to an amazing view of the sunrise over the River Valley, but the weather had different ideas. The clouds that blanketed the valley were just as appealing from my vantage point. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

My gosh it’s been a very busy beginning to summer and I have to say that I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Before I know it, 2016 will be here and I’ll be heading to Georgia to start my walk home along the Appalachian Trail. So, please forgive me now, but most likely each journal […]

Forest to Mill; Follow the wood tour

Seen here are various shots of the process a tree goes through to get from the forest to your home project. J.D. Irving is the largest mill in the world that sells white pine lumber, and they’re located right in Dixfield. (Times photos by Cherri Crockett)

RIVER VALLEY- Several members of various area tourism outlets recently joined Western Maine Economic Development Council for a tour of western Maine’s working forest industry, which included tours of the Region 9 woods worksite in Mexico and the Irving mill in Dixfield. “This tour was an opportunity to learn how many people and how much […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Welcome Hiking Season

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  WELD/RUMFORD- When Jennie-Mae and I sat down a few weeks back and planned out a few hikes to prepare for the summer season and to begin conditioning for our lofty hiking goals, we agreed, rain or shine. “I won’t be able to stay inside or sit by a warm fire when it’s raining on […]

Women lured victim to Rumford before he was robbed, kidnapped

RUMFORD — A local man sought by police for more than a week on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and assault was arrested by Maine State Police in Gray on Wednesday. Randall J. Chapman, 37, of 48 Essex Ave. has been wanted since an incident May 19 when he fled over a guardrail toward the Androscoggin […]

Poetry program launched at RPL

Poetry program launched at RPL

RUMFORD — The Friends of the Rumford Library launched its new poetry program on April 24. A spirited group of 14 poetry lovers met in the Library’s public room to share their own work or the favorite works of others. Librarian Susan Marshall welcomed the group and read the first poem of the evening, Robert […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Boots to Birks set off on AT adventure

Clay and Lindsay Smith, along with their dog, Hunter are seen here among their masses of preparation for their 160-day-long journey on the Appalachian Trail. They will be hiking the 2,185-miles northbound from Georgia. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

ANDOVER- As you’re sitting down to read this story, Clay and Lindsay Smith will have successfully traversed about 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The couple started their adventure from Springer Mountain in Georgia last Wednesday. After dedicating almost ten years of his life to military life, getting blown up while in Afghanistan and suffering […]

MVHS Alums Serve

MVHS Alums Serve

This is the 38th in a series about graduates from Mountain Valley High School who are serving our country in the military. A member of the Class of 2004 at Mountain Valley High School, Shawn Spaulding was a quiet, self-confident and thoughtful young man. As a positive class leader, he willingly helped a rookie teacher […]

MVHS Alums Serve

MVHS Alums Serve

This is the 36th in a series about graduates from Mountain Valley High School who are serving our country in the military. Like his older brother, SgtMaj Richard Stewart (featured last week), Cliff Stewart graduated from Mexico High School. As a member of the Class of 1986, he followed his brother into the U.S. Marine […]