Stories about Paris

Oxford Hills Christmas parade wows large crowds in Norway and Paris

NORWAY — Hundreds of rosy-cheeked children and adults, livestock and dogs sporting festive headbands participated in a 60-minute parade from Norway to Paris on Saturday. Large crowds of delighted families watched and waved to the participants and retrieved tossed candy during the

A heartfelt, patriotic show of support

When Helaina Lake journeyed home Tuesday, she was met by the community of Maine. Sgt. Lake, an Army policewoman injured by a suicide-bomber in Afghanistan last June, arrived in Portland after months of medical treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. From Portland, she wa...

Paris woman injured in crash on Oxford Street

PARIS — A local woman was flown to Central Maine Medical Center on Friday after crashing her minivan on Oxford Street. Cherity Carleton, 34, was complaining of soreness and pain in her chest and arm and was disoriented after the crash, according to officer Alan Carr of the Paris Poli...

Cash mob set for Dec. 1 in Paris

PARIS — The fourth Western Maine Cash Mob will be in town on Dec. 1. The events gather area residents to shop at a local business all at once. Participants are asked to bring $20. The business is kept secret until the day of the “mob.” Past cash mobs have supported...

OHCA participating in NaNoWriMo

The high school students of Oxford Hills Christian Academy and their English teacher, Michelle Wheeler, are participating in NaNoWriMo this month. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Adult participants must attempt a 50,000 word goal, but the Young Writers Program allows students t...

McLaughlin Garden to decorate, hold events

PARIS — Christmas is coming to the McLaughlin Garden and Homestead on Main Street. Special events are planned including a decorating workday, wreath-making classes, a party and an open house. On Friday, Nov. 30, volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. to decorate the inside and outside of th...

Former square dance caller to make special appearance

PARIS — The Swingin' Bears Square Dance Club of South Paris has announced that John Thompson, their former club caller and recipient of the Yankee Clipper Award along with his wife, Judy, at the New England Square & Round Dance Convention in 2012, will call the group's December annual T...

Veterans Homes tours, donations

Representatives from the L & A Veterans Council visited Maine Veterans Homes in Augusta, South Paris and Scarborough. Each home and the Togus Hospital Volunteers Services were given a DVD of the last Memorial Day parade and ceremony by chairman Ray Boulet. Monetary gifts were also donated by ...

92-year-old vet applies for Honor Flight Maine

In an effort to locate and identify Maine's World War II veterans for the purpose of sending them to Washington, D.C. to view their war memorials, Lisa Villa, chairwoman of Honor Flight Maine, accepts an application from Franklin Flanders, 92, who served in the Army PFC. Flanders served as an ord...

Military note - George Turner

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Air Force Airman George E. Turner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic...