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Maine International Film Festival 2016 has four days to go!

Text and photos by Bonnie N. Davis Opening Night The 19th Maine International Film Festival ((MIFF) began last Friday evening, with the showing of “Seasons,” a film with beautiful photography about creatures from insects to birds and beasts who occupied the verdant primordial forests. Introductions this year were short and homey, creating an atmosphere of […]

SOLON & BEYOND, Week of July 14, 2016

by Marilyn Rogers-Bull & Percy grams29@tds.net Solon, Maine 04979 Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy! The Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club met at the fire station on July 9 with president Adam Peters presiding. Plans were made to do the Solon High School reunion dinner on Saturday, July 16. Several members and parents […]

Obituaries, Week of July 14, 2016

DOROTHEA E. HURLEY O’REILLY WINSLOW––Dorothea Ellen Hurley O’Reilly, 70, of Winslow, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016. She was the daughter of Peter F. Hurley, Ret. N.Y.P.D., of Galway, Ireland, and Bronx, New York, and Mary Winters Hurley, Leitrim, Ireland and New York. She grew up in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, New […]

Board decides no permit needed for home business

by Mary Grow Vassalboro Planning Board members decided Tammy McGrath does not need a planning board permit for her proposed new business at her North Belfast Avenue home.  McGrath says her confectionary products will be sold on-line and perhaps at farmers’ markets and local stores, so there will be no unusual traffic at the house.  […]

Winslow July 4 activities

Left photo, Jocelyn Begin, of Fairfield sang At Last, by Etta James, to win the Winslow Family 4th of July Idol Competition in the 13 and over age group. She surprised an entire audience with her vocal power and accuracy at the young age of 13. She plans to compete on The Voice in a […]

The magical bug of summer; where has it gone?

SCORES & OUTDOORS by Roland D. Hallee It’s amazing the subjects you can come up with while sitting around. Last Sunday we were sitting by a campfire when we noticed a lightning bug. Notice I said “a,” like in one, uno, solo. It was the first lightning bug I had seen in a while. I […]