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For the family

Androscoggin Bank Colisée, 190 Birch St. Lewiston. FMI: 783-2009, www.thecolisee.com. Offers public skating for all ages, including special skate nights for teens. Auburn Municipal Beach, Lake Auburn Outlet, Route 4, Auburn. Auburn Parks & Recreation, FMI: 333-6600, www.auburnma...

PHOTO: Bullrock is back in Dixfield

At a Welcome Bullrock party in Dixfield on Thursday, former Selectman Norine Clarke, center, shares the history of Bullrock, the town's 9-foot, 1,500-pound carved wooden moose mascot. It stands on a pedesta...

For the family

The mountains, lakes, farms and fields of Western Maine serve as the perfect backdrop for numerous activities. Here is a partial list to help you plan some activities in the Oxford Hills, Rumford and Farmington areas. Waterfalls and picnics: Screw Auger Falls, Grafton Township: Nort...

Housing

The U.S. population is aging * The latest statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau found that Maine and Vermont surpassed Florida and West Virginia as the states with the highest median age. * Maine has the highest median age in the country at 42.7. Vermont came in second with...

How to submit Community News to the Sun Journal

Club news, honor rolls, student and military notes, public activities, reunions, generations — we want your community news and photographs. It’s what makes us your local news service. When writing your information, please include the 5 w’s: Who, What, Where, When and Why....

Life in Androscoggin County

Androscoggin County Address: 2 Turner Street Auburn, Maine 04210 Tel: (207) 784-8390 Fax: (207) 782-5367 Androscoggin County, incorporated in 1854, is a county in southern Maine that hosts two of Maine's largest cities, Lewiston and Auburn, also known as ...

Life in Cumberland and Kennebec counties

Cumberland County Address: 142 Federal Street Portland, Maine 04101-4196 Tel: (207) 871-8380 Fax: (207) 871-8292 Website: www.cumberlandcounty.org Cumberland County, incorporated in 1760, is home to Maine's most populous city, Portland, which is al...

Life in Franklin County

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce website is a great place to start looking for information about the county’s communities, economy, government, education, sports, and recreation. Currently, its calendar of events shows listings for the annual Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival, t...

Life in Oxford County

Oxford County, incorporated in 1805, is located on the western edge of Maine and borders New Hampshire. South Paris is the county seat. The towns of this region are mostly small and rural. This mountainous region provides four season recreation opportunities and boasts some of the state’s b...

Downtown Lewiston

Whether you are relocating to Lewiston for business, residence or both, the city has much to offer in the way of opportunity, entertainment, culture, and resources. One of the best places to find information on any and all of these things is the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. The...