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 […]

Tyla’s Buddy Bench dedicated

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Some 50 family and friends gathered in front of Dirigo High School to honor the memory of Tyla Thibodeau on Saturday, the day that marked his 17th birthday. After singing “Happy Birthday” to Tyla, everyone released black and red (Tyla’s favorite colors) balloons into the air. At the same time, a tarp was removed, which […]

Fundraising effort needed to save Community Dental in Rumford

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Lisa Kavanaugh, Community Dental chief executive officer, led a 90-minute meeting Thursday at Rumford Hospital with about 30 community leaders and River Valley residents to gauge community support for sustaining Community Dental’s reopening. The nonprofit dental office, located in the River Valley Technology Center since Dec. 2008, has been closed since July 2 when high […]

Experi-Magic on Sept. 20

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Experi-Magic, a science and magic spectacular, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 49 Franklin in Rumford in the lower level Fernand Room. It is the party to celebrate the awesome, the amazing, the incredible world of science and magic. Science is wonderful, and amazing yet explainable. Magic is wonderful and […]

Bucket Drop to Benefit Peru Community Center

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Korean War veteran Glen Tompkins and Peru Summerfest Chairman Yvonne Allen react to the cold water from the bucket drop fundraiser for the Peru Community Center held on Saturday. The idea for this event was made just that morning, but it was a good one as, at $10 per participant, the bucket drop raised more […]

Walk With a Doc

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More than two dozen people participated in the start of the Walk with a Doc program last Wednesday. The free wellness education program, sponsored by Rumford Hospital, takes place at the Hosmer Field track each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 22. Prior to the 45-minute walk, most of the participants volunteered to fill out […]

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 […]

Mexico Library’s American Girl Tea Party

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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 […]

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 […]