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1. Sunrise Service on Sunday MEXICO — On Easter morning, Sunday, the Rumford United Methodist Church will host a Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. in the parking lot of the Mountain Valley Middle School. Jim Robertson will lead the service with scriptures, music and a skit entitled “The Lord Prayer’s Skit.” There will be no […]

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 […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Raising Awareness

Shannon Welch is seen here among friends who snowshoed to the top of Whitecap on Saturday to not only get fresh air and exercise, but to help raise funds for her participation in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk in May. Each person was asked to donate $10 in exchange for a mini-photo shoot at the top.

RUMFORD- Saturday may well have been the best day of the year; with temperatures rising to almost 50, cloudless blue sky for as far as the eye could see, and snow conditions perfect for snowshoeing the nearly 2.5 miles to the summit of Rumford Whitecap. Shannon Welch has been fundraising for the past few months […]

Warriors take to the trail for healing

Warriors are seen here during the first couple days of their journey. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF WARRIOR HIKE)

SPRINGER MOUNTAIN, GA- On a chilly, rainy St. Patrick’s Day, 14 veterans of Warrior Hike 2014 departed for their six-month trek along the Appalachian Trail. Among them was 84-year-old Robert Crampton. Over the last six months, since the class of 2013 made it to the summit of Katahdin, WH founder, Sean Gobin has been working […]

Inaugural Full Spectrum 5k

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MEXICO- Fire & Iron Athletics is working on hosting their first annual Full Spectrum 5K to benefit autism in the River Valley. The timed race will begin and end at Hosmer Field on Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m. The 5-kilometer course travels through residential areas of town with minimal hills. The entry fee is […]

Lumberjack Festival taking shape

Lumberjack Festival taking shape

RUMFORD — With this long winter, it’s hard to believe the second annual Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Festival is just a little over a month away. Members of the EnvisionRumford! committee are hard at work as they are already putting the finishing touches on an event that was a resounding success in downtown in its debut […]

Ice out contest extended

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ROXBURY — Update time in the in the eighth annual Rumford Falls Times’ Ice Out Contest and the ice on Roxbury Pond has not diminished since March 1. As a matter of matter, Dennis Daniel of Ellis Pond Variety indicated, “I think it’s thicker. Someone went out there Saturday and said he drilled down 40 […]

Camp Sunshine benefit concert

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RUMFORD — A Peru resident, with the help of the Rumford Performing Arts Committee, will be hosting a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Rumford Falls Auditorium to support Camp Sunshine in Casco. Andy St. Pierre said that he came up with the idea after participating in different events with NAPA […]