Lessons through karate


Grades 3-5 students of the Dirigo Elementary School “Village” visited KP’s Focus Karate on June 11 where Senpai Kayla Provencher taught lessons in self-defense as well as special kicks over 90 minutes at her facility at 77 Canal St. in Rumford. Kayla visited the school twice during the school year, teaching lessons of focus, perserverence […]

RES Pocket Flag project


On June 12, fifth graders at Rumford Elementary School prepared 150 pocket flags, to be given to be distributed to soldiers that are being deployed overseas. Hannah St. Laurent shows a message she wrote — “Thank you for your service! Stay safe.” Principal Chris Decker, who has a son deployed overseas, purchased the flags from […]

Night of Stars


A bright red carpet greeted more than 100 TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School students on May 21 as they disembarked from several classic vehicles driven to the school’s entrance. The car doors were opened for the students by their principal, Celena Ranger.

MVHS theater arts presents The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland


With the Muskie Auditorium off limits, the Mountain Valley High School Theater Arts students took their play to the great outdoors on May 20. They performed The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland on the lawn adjacent to the school. On opening night, the audience braved cool temperatures, newly-hatched black flies and threatening rain clouds to […]

Lumberjack Festival


Kaedyn Beale, age 3, held by his mom, Meghan Beale, won first place for kids in the Paul Bunyan Look-a-Like Contest during Saturday’s Lumberjack Festival in downtown Rumford. . Seen here are some of the activities during the second annual event, presented by the volunteer group EnvisionRumford.