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


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


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 […]


1. Eagles’ car, motorcycle display RUMFORD — The Rumford Eagles Club 1248 woll host the seventh annual Classic, Antique, Hot Rod, Muscle Car and Motorcycle Display from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. There will be music from 1-3 with Noel & Don, along with food available. The Pink Sock Hop will be […]

Healthy Living; Hiking; Good for mind, body and soul

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

Have you ever thought about taking up hiking as a way to see more of nature, learn what your physical and mental limitations are, or even just to experience the emotions a wooded trail can bring? Recently, four of us made our way to Baxter State Park to hike the Hunt Trail, also known as […]

Fundraising effort needed to save Community Dental in Rumford


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


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


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


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 […]


DEADLINE: For all calendar items is Monday at 10 a.m. for the following Wednesday edition. Wednesdays Mexico: GRAMPS Free Community Lunch — Every Wednesday there is a free lunch served at the Mexico Town Hall. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. for those who wish to come, visit and have a hot or cold drink. […]