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    January 26, 2022

    Rotary World Peace and Understanding Day

    BETHEL — World Peace and Understanding Day for the Rotary Club commemorates the 114 years of Service Above Self, according to the Rotary International website. According to Michele Varuolo Cole, assistant district governor of the Rotary Club in Bethel, “the first Rotary meeting was held by Paul Harris and business associates in Chicago on Feb. […]

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    January 26, 2022

    Why yoga is pivotal for skiers

    BETHEL — Every Wednesday from 12- 1 p.m., instructor Kim Genther teaches yoga for skiers at 75 Main Street. She teaches moderate vinyasa style so that people can have both the time to move their bodies as well find the stillness and mediation within the practice. She teaches skiers because, “a yoga practice can improve […]

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    January 26, 2022

    Newry OKs new retirement plan

    NEWRY — At the Jan. 18  Newry Board of Selectmen meeting, a new 457 retirement plan was discussed. It is pre-tax which saves the town money. “Currently the town offers a SIMPLE IRA (Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees) product, it was set up in 2006, and it is a post-tax contribution, explained Amy Bernard, […]

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    January 26, 2022

    Bethel son off to Olympics

      BETHEL — Bethel local, now Olympic athlete, bobsledder Frankie Del Duca has shown the world just how far perseverance and persistence will take you. Not only is he representing Team USA, but the US Army, Army WCAP, and more so, his family, friends, and Maine. He is starting his Olympic career as a driver. […]

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    January 19, 2022

    Annual Flying Moose Race is around the bend

      BETHEL — In its 31st year, the Flying Moose Race is taking place Feb. 5 starting behind the Bethel Inn near the Inland + Woods ski shop. There are three different races. There is a 20K race (12 miles) starting at 11 a.m., a 10K race (6 miles), also starting at 11 a.m., and […]

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    January 19, 2022

    From food truck to restaurant, Le Mu Eats spills the dish

    Le Mu Eats has made a new home for itself on Main Street. From a food trailer to cozy quaint restaurant lined with shelves of dried flowers, plants, and cactus, co-manager Elise Sengsavang talks about how the transition has been, the story behind their scratch-to-ready foods, and the details behind choosing the décor.

  • Published
    January 19, 2022

    The story of the county’s local fudge

    GREENWOOD — Local or tourist, if there is one thing in common in times of celebration, it’s the locally-made fudge from Maine Line Products, which first opened in 1979. Owners Ellen and Rick Whitney began attending trade shows over the years. They ran into a representative for a company which sold ingredients for making fudge. […]

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    January 19, 2022

    First grade teacher finds life lessons to teach in pandemic

      BETHEL — Megan Fitzmorris has learned many things from her first graders at Crescent Park Elementary School, but above all she has discovered their capacity for resiliency has been immense since 2020. One Friday they were in school, and then they were remote for the remainder of the year. When the students came back, […]

  • Published
    January 12, 2022

    Greenwood Fire sets tough new policy

    GREENWOOD — Maine State Police Trooper Jason Wing attended the Greenwood Fire Department meeting on Jan. 5 to give a presentation on what firefighters can and cannot do according to Maine state law while responding to incidents in their private vehicles. Fire Chief Ken Cole  said he invited the trooper as a surprise guest because […]

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    January 12, 2022

    The history of Inland Woods, a brief lesson

    BETHEL — Gabe Perkins,  executive director at Inland Woods + Trails, stands outside behind the Bethel Inn facing a class from UMaine. Next to him stands Ryder Scott, director for the UMaine 4H Bryant Pond campus. Since the class is here for the Outdoor Leadership winter term curriculum, it’s decided to discuss the history of […]

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