Teaberry Arts Council’s Art Walk

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Members of the Teaberry Arts Council and area artists gathered on the Rumford Parks Walking Trail for Sunday’s Art Walk. Some 25 to 30 artists, magicians, performers, musicians and more entertained people during the five-hour event, the council’s first big event since its inception last fall.

Child safety seat inspections in Dixfield

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While at the Dixfield Outdoor Market on Sunday with her three-year-old, Gabrielle Cannon of Dixfield saw the sign that read “Free Car Seat Check” and decided to participate. Dixfield Police Officers Anne Simmons-Edmunds and Eric Bernier, along with Jaclyn Witt, recently completed a three-day course to become certified as child safety passenger seat inspectors. They […]

Culture of Compassion

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There were a lot of smiles on children Saturday, and sighs of relief for parents and others struggling financially. It was the third annual Culture of Compassion giveaway, put on by 50 volunteers with the Praise Assembly of God Church at the DARE Field across from Aubuchon Hardware. Pastor Justin Thacker noted that it takes […]

Toodling

1. Benefit spaghetti supper Sept. 6 MEXICO — A benefit for four-year-old Emily Penley (kidney cancer victim) and Mary Hutchinson (house fire victim) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Speck Mountain Evangelistic Outreach, 33 Roxbury Rd. The event includes music from 1-6 p.m. from The Founded Trio & Sister Band, Rise & […]

Man found dead at Mexico standoff identified

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The Maine State Police identified the man who died Sunday evening following a standoff with several police departments in Mexico. The victim was identified as Steven R. Piiranen, 52, of Paris, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland. McCausland added that the two officers who fired at Piirainen were Maine state trooper […]

Bustin Justin Hamner to teach music at the ‘stute

John and Kathy Sutton are seen here gathered around their family piano with “Bustin’” Justin Hamner and his wife, Amanda. The Suttons donated the piano along with a $500 check to help the couple get started with their music program that will take up shop at the Greater Rumford Community Center. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD- “Bustin’” Justin Hamner has always had an appreciation for music and has never been afraid to teach himself a new instrument. He recently decided to share his love of music through an agreement with the Greater Rumford Community Center to offer a class. Currently, Hamner is reaching out to the community for students who […]

Friday night concerts a crowd pleaser in Andover

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It was a beautiful evening Friday with another good crowd as the series of free concerts continued at the Andover Town Common. Joe and Tara Robinson of Jarato Screenprinting, along with their four daughters, headlined the two-hour acoustic music performance. Pete Coolidge, who owns Pete’s Hardware with his wife, Wanda, began the every other Friday […]

Bowling them over at age 90

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Ralph Hazelton, who turns 90 on Aug. 15, is seen bowling a spare recently. He calls himself a lousy bowler, but still averages around 81 per game. He said he wants to bowl until he’s 100. Oxford Lanes owner Jamie Volkernick noted that Ralph is a bowling legend there.