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    October 13, 2014

    River Valley Haunted Walk

    The River Valley Recreation Center will present the River Valley Haunted Walk “Asylum” this Friday and Saturday at 15 Recreation Dr. in Mexico. There are 11 rooms and countless hallways and passages. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the walk starting at 7. Cost is $5 at the door. Hot food and snacks available at […]

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    October 7, 2014

    Flushing out hunger

    A very colorful toilet, painted in Mountain Valley High School colors of blue and silver, has begun appearing in front of local businesses. One of those business was Riverside Realty in Mexico. In an email to the Times on Friday, Roger Whitehouse, owner of Riverside Realty, stated that is business “has been flushed by the […]

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    September 30, 2014

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    The Mexico Police Department and Explorers spent much of their Saturday decorating the Mexico Town Hall with the message about Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October. Donating their time were Chief Roy Hodsdon and wife, Renee, Officer Rob Drouin, Senior Explorer Advisor Brittany Gaudet and Explorer Alyssa Hemingway.

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    September 16, 2014

    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 […]

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    September 12, 2014

    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 […]

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    September 9, 2014

    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 […]

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    September 9, 2014

    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 […]

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    September 9, 2014

    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 […]

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    September 2, 2014

    Mexico Library’s American Girl Tea Party

    Eight teams took part in the Junior League Championship at the Oakdale Country Club in Mexico on Aug. 12, followed by awards, photos and pizza. Led by organizer Jeff Mayo and several club members volunteering their knowledge, 34 youngsters from grades 3-8 learned to play better golf over the eight-week Junior League program, now in […]

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    August 26, 2014

    Back to School Fashion Show

    Hope Association clients Mary Turnbull and Ray Leblanc, with Moriah Thebarge, got the audience going with “Sweet Caroline” during the Association’s annual Back to School Fashion Show last Friday. The classic songs and enthusiastic audience really got the models dancing, hopping, with a lot of smiles. They were modeling examples of clothing available at the […]

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