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Face Time: Grillin' and chillin' with 'Rocket' Ron Demers

OXFORD – For most of his adult life, Ron Demers of Otisfield worked at his father’s business in Lewiston selling leather to manufacturers. He...

Face Time: Going for the millions with Christopher Matthews

"Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Christopher Matthews, that's who. Since the game show first launched in the U.S. 19 years ago, the Lewiston man...

Face Time: Kevin Gagne and Scout, partners in policing

Lewiston Police Officer Kevin Gagne has had a dog before.  But a dog as a partner? That's something different. And Scout, a yellow Lab, is a...

Face Time: Lee Kantar, Maine state moose biologist

Lee Kantar is a New Hampshire native and Maine's official state moose biologist. The work has him doing helicopter surveys, stealthily sneaking up on moose...

Face Time: Musician Linda Vaillancourt's forte? Teaching

In 2005, Lewiston's Linda Vaillancourt took on a part-time job as North Yarmouth Academy’s band and orchestra director. By that point, she had been...

Face Time: Cardiologist Patrick Hohl, from Maine to Rwanda

As a volunteer with nonprofit Team Heart, Maine cardiologist Patrick Hohl travels to Rwanda once a year to help people who suffer from rheumatic...

Face Time: Kate Katomski — art in industrial ruins

Through her artwork, Kate Katomski has celebrated quarry ruins in Vermont and Tennessee, and now she's on to Maine. She's interested in the natural environment,...

Face time: Andy Turner — creating a safe place through theater

Andy Turner made his stage debut in 1986 starring in “The Music Man." He didn't return to the stage until 1996. Since then, however,...

Face Time: Sheila Sprague, from manager to gluten-free commercial baker

Sheila Sprague, an Otisfield baker, business owner and mother of two, said that if everything goes right with her new business, Manna Breads, a...

Face Time: Magic with Scot Grassette

Now you see him, now you don't. Actually you probably do see him, because magician Scot Grassette is everywhere. One day he's dazzling an audience...

Face Time: Erica Swenson, bringing history alive

Bruce M. Whittier Middle School teacher Erica Swenson, center, is surrounded by some of her students in her Poland classroom recently. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)A...

Face Time: Renee Whitley working to help families

FARMINGTON — Renee Whitley has been the executive director of the Franklin County Children's Task Force since 2005. She has worked with many mothers and...

Face Time: Joseph Crocker, working the court

Joseph Crocker knows his way around a tennis court, so much so that in January he accepted the Maine Tennis Association's 2017 Recreation Department...

Face Time: Cheryl Lang — from preemie to education leader

Cheryl Lang came into this world too early, weighing only 2 pounds. She spent the first five months of her life in the hospital,...

Darren Finnegan, Auburn’s mountainside brewer

Darren Finnegan is a snowboarder, a brewer and a man with a subtle-but-effective pitch. Hear from him about how the new Lost Valley Brewing Co....

Face Time: Lillian Doughty, helping Mainers with disabilities one job at a time

In the past, some disabled job seekers applied for any position they could find. It didn't matter if they were interested in training animals...

Face Time: Rolling with Carina Adams

Carina Adams gave her heart to the sport of roller derby – almost literally. In the fall of 2015, Adams suffered a heart ailment that...

Face Time: Bethel's John Walker offers a younger voice on education

John Walker graduated from Telstar Regional High School in 2016. During his time as a student there, he took in everything, including things he...

Face Time: Adrienne Cote, the new face of Norway's bookstore

PARIS – When Books N Things, located at 430 Main St., reopened on March 3 after a month of renovations and updates, it was...

Face Time: New songs, new band in 2018 for Lewiston native Brittany Martin

Lewiston native Brittany Martin decided she wanted to pursue her love of singing after belting out Kelly Clarkson's "Beautiful Disaster" on stage in middle...

Face Time: Jessica Taylor on tapping and mindfulness

Jessica TaylorA few years ago, Jessica Taylor felt like she couldn't get out of her own way. She was a nurse with a great career...

Face Time: Dan Cunliffe finally does the Super Bowl

Auburn business owner Dan Cunliffe has a lot of exotic vacations under his belt. He's been to the World Series, he's at Disney all...

Face Time: Former U.S. Ski Team coach Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins has always loved the outdoors, and pursued that love in his occupations, including a registered Maine guide, general manager of Mt. Abram...

Face Time: James Barrett, spreading whimsy through Widdershins

NORWAY – James Barrett, a Westbrook resident who recently opened an antique and vintage item store called Widdershins on Main Street here, said that...

Mystery Photo for September 23

If you can identify where this photo was taken, contact us at [email protected] or call 207-689-2896 and leave a voice mail with your answer, your name, town and phone number. Correct entries will be eligible for a drawing for a $20 Hannaford Supermarkets gift...