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    April 15, 2022

    Every great journey begins with a single step

    Widely known for its hiking, the Rangeley area has many trails throughout the region for hikers of all abilities. The following hiking trails listed here are some of the most scenic and most popular. Angel Falls An easy to moderate (brook crossings) 1.5 mile round trip hike with an elevation gain of 200 feet and […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Snapshots in Time – Rangeley Lakes May, 1896

    The following short articles appeared in the May 14, 1896, edition of the RANGELEY LAKES newspaper. This edition was “chock-a-block-full” (a Maine-ism meaning wicked stuffed) with “all the news that was fit to print” from our region. The early bird ice out fisherman had arrived and preparations were in full swing for the upcoming tourist […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Home groan….Easter grass

    With all the strides made lately toward ecological awareness and responsibility, how come green cellophane Easter “grass” still shows up on the store shelves? Isn’t it a bit ironic that McDonald’s has been forced to develop an environmentally sound alternative to Styrofoam while employees at Bunny Turf, Inc. are still shredding up heaps of neon […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Snapshots in Time- April 30, 1896

    What follows was found on Page 1 in the April 30, 1896, Edition of the RANGELEY LAKES newspaper. It shares some notes and background info on some of Rangeley’s earliest residents as recorded 56 years earlier in 1840. So here is a “look back” to 1840 Rangeley published as a look back in the 1896 […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Spring Games

    This story is not for all you Veggie folks. Growing up on a farm teaches you a lot of fun loving things. This time of year is just the beginning of what the summer holds for rambunctious young boys. It was a rule about our house, “if the sun was out, we were to be […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Hooper and Ribaudo Artist Reception – May 28th

    EXHIBITION FEATURING WOODCARVINGS BY JOHN HOOPER AND TEXTILE ART BY GIUSEPPE RIBAUDO   RANGELEY – The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host an Artist Reception celebrating the works of John Hooper and Giuseppe Ribaudo at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, on Saturday May 28, 2022 […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Who’s Hooting?

    “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?” Say it slowly and that’s the well-known call of the barred owl. But they don’t really care who’s making dinner, so what’s all the hooting about? Owls call to claim and defend territory, announce to others that there is a predator nearby, and communicate with mates. […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Franklin County Sheriff’s Weekly Report- April 2- 8

    All persons charged are innocent until proven guilty 04/02/2022 0814hrs, Chief Lowell and Sheriff Nichols participated in a community policing event at the Wilton Fish and Game. 1230hrs, Deputy Couture responded to a residential alarm on the Munson Road in Wilton. This was a false alarm. 1333hrs, Deputy Elmes received a complaint on School Street […]

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    April 15, 2022

    SPRING into as many events as you can schedule!

    6TH ANNUAL BEST DOG ON EARTH DAY A Celebration of Dogs and Earth Day Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 AM- Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce The event will be a Fun Run/Walk with (or without) your dog. The fun walk/run starts at 10:00 AM. Registration is by donation and includes a raffle ticket for a prize […]

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    April 15, 2022

    Lakeside Dance Academy Spring Recital an Absolute Delight

    The town of Rangeley was packed to capacity this last Friday night. Cars parked down both sides of Main Street from ‘Sarges’ to the post office, and down Lake Street into the park. One might have thought it was some sort of holiday, some town wide celebration- and it was, in a way. A celebration […]

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