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This year’s Oquossoc Day and Dance event was a great success with donations going to the Rangeley Fire and Rescue in the amount of $2,500. This money will be used to purchase extra equipment the department needs. The other two donations were $400 each to the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust/Ed & Pat Kfoury Scholarship Fund for ECO Venture and the Rangeley Lakes Sporting Museum. Set your calendar for August 20, 2016, join the fun all day and into the evening with next year’s theme of Under the Sea, in the village of Oquossoc. n

A $400 donation was presented to the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum/Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society. From left, Joann Bean, Linda Sikes and Executive Director Bill Pierce. Missing from the photos were Larry Koob, Jane Phillips and Janet Koob Alexander, other committee members.


A $2,500 donation was made to the Rangeley Fire and Rescue, Station #2 Oquossoc. From left are Joann Bean, Pat Gorman, Linda Sikes, and Fire Chief Tim Pellerin.


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November 6, 2015

Barcelona: A Banquet for the Senses

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By Victor Block The maze of twisted streets is hemmed in by medieval Gothic buildings along with hints of the Roman Empire that once held sway there. Nearby, a virtual outdoor museum of fanciful, multi-hued structures rewards the imagination of passers-by. The only color of interest to other visitors to the city is the tone of tan they hope to get from the sun. If any place offers a banquet for the senses, it is Barcelona, Spain. Its location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, beguiling mixture of ancient and modern architecture and colorful street life would satisfy the claims to fame of most urban centers. In Barcelona, they’re just for starters. How many municipalities can boast of beaches within city limits? Barcelona has a 2.5-mile stretch of inviting sand along the Mediterranean. Each section has a different character. Some attract the volleyball and bikini crowd; others appeal to a more sedate clientele. The city’s Gothic

neighborhood is one of several intriguing areas that beckon visitors, and that have remained largely as they were centuries ago. During the fourth century AD, when present-day Barcelona was part of the Roman Empire, this quarter was enclosed by Roman walls. Here and there are reminders of that time. Barcelona also has a collection of worldclass museums, including those dedicated to two of the greatest artists of all time. Pablo Picasso began to acquire his skills when he moved there as a youngster with his family. The Picasso Museum displays his paintings, drawings, etchings and engravings. Joan Miro was born in Barcelona, and the museum devoted to him holds the largest public collection of his art. Even people who don’t stop by there are introduced to a work by Miro, although they may not know it. A brightly colored abstract mosaic by the artist that is set in the pavement of the popular street called Las Ramblas goes unnoticed by many people strolling


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down that avenue. Actually, “the Rambles” consists of five streets laid end-toend. More market than motor vehicle thoroughfare, it’s lined with cafes, flower stalls, bird shops and vendors selling a variety of other goods. Located just off Las Ramblas is a building – one among many – that was designed by the world-renowned architect whose work is the primary attraction that draws many visitors to Barcelona. The Palau Guell, an elaborate house constructed for a wealthy industrialist in the late 19th century, was designed by Antoni Gaudi, whose fanciful creations explored the interplay between architecture and nature. They’re distinctive for swirling turrets, undulating roof lines and other imaginative shapes in a whimsical variety of bright colors. Examples of Gaudi’s playful imagination also come alive at the Casa Batllo. That building’s wavy stone and glass façade is decorated with fragments of colored glass. The arched roof, irregular oval windows and

sculpted stone adornments suggest that Gaudi’s goal was to avoid straight lines completely. Skeletal-shaped columns have prompted locals to nickname the building casa dels ossos (house of bones). Among Gaudi-designed monuments sprinkled throughout the city like jewels, one stands above all others in its inspiration and magnitude. If ever there was a work in progress, it is the Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, his most celebrated masterpiece whose construction began in 1882. The goal now is to have it completed by 2026, the 100th anniversary of Gaudi’s death. Construction of the massive cathedral has progressed under direction of several architects, who have continued to follow his dramatic vision. A very different architectural treasure welcomes visitors to El Poble Espanyo (the Spanish Village), an open-air museum that offers an introduction to the country’s cultures and architectural heritage. Strolling along winding streets and

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squares occupied by outdoor cafes provides immersion in the atmosphere of a Spanish town – but one which brings together 117 outstanding architectural gems from throughout the country. They range from a copy of an entrance gate into an 11th century town to a 15th century house in La Mancha that is adorned by balconies from which residents once watched bull fights. Adding to the realistic setting are restaurants and cafes that offer fare ranging from traditional tapas dishes to diet-busting multi-course meals. After feasting on the architectural and oth-

er riches of Barcelona, what better way to end a day than to chow down on cuisine representative of the area of Spain where it is located, as well as that of the entire country. If you go: For more information about a visit to Barcelona, log onto Victor Block is an award-winning travel journalist who lives in Washington, D.C., and spends summers in Rangeley, Maine. He is a guidebook author who has traveled to more than 70 countries. His articles appear in newspapers around the country, and on travel websites. n

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Celebrating 20 years of Community Health and Wellness!

November Schedule

(Subject to change. Call or stop in for the most up to date information) Mondays 5:30am Wake Up Circuit 6am Wake Up Circuit 8am Cycle (No Class 11/2) 10:30am Functional Fitness 11am Water Aerobics (No Instructor 11/2) 3pm CIA 4pm High School Athletic Development Tuesdays 6am Pure Core 8am Super Circuit 2pm CIA 2pm Middle School Athletic Development 3pm High School Athletic Development Wednesdays

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5:30am Wake Up Circuit 6am Wake Up Circuit 10:30am Functional Fitness @ The Town Houses 3pm CIA (No Class 11/11 & 11/25) 4pm High School Athletic Development (No Class 11/11 & 11/25) 5pm Fit for Life (No Class 11/25)

Thursdays (CLOSED 11/26) 6am Pure Core 8am Super Circuit 3pm CIA 3pm Middle School Athletic Development 4pm High School Athletic Development Fridays 5:30am Wake Up Circuit (No Class 11/27) 6am Wake Up Circuit (No Class 11/27) 8am Cycle 10:30am Functional Fitness 11am Water Aerobics 3pm CIA (No Class 11/27) Saturdays 8am Super Circuit 9am Yoga w/Ginni Youth Programs:

CIA: K-5 After School Program. Fitness and Nutrition based $50 per month MS and HS Athletic Development: Athletic coordination, strength and agility to increase sports performance.- FREE

Pictured from left to right: Ron Haines MFM member with $100 check awarded to 1st place winner Cody Steward (Horses with Logger); second place winner Haley Morrill (Parade Theme); and third place was Roman Schinas (Logging Truck). Photo by S. Johnson. The annual Maine Forestry Museum “Forestry Theme Art Contest” winners were chosen by three judges during the July Logging Festival and were recently recognized, on Oct. 8th during Rangeley School’s first awards

program for this current school year. MFM sponsors the contest with an award of $100 for the first prize entry. Sonja Johnson, the school art instructor, has promoted, organized and encouraged all her students to make

an entry for the past five years. More than 40 were submitted this time. MFM is most pleased with all those entires which are displayed in the Museum from the logging festival days until the start of the school year. n

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LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, mingling can bring out the best in you, so get out there this week as much as you can. Show off your people skills and converse with people from various walks of life. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, this may be the best your social life has been in a long time. If you have opportunities, try moving in different social circles by joining clubs or becoming part of a volunteer group.

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TWO SNOW TIRES: 235/65 R16 Glacier Grip II Used one winter, excellent condition $55 each call 8642709 in Rangeley

THULE CAR TOP CARRIER SYSTEM Includes - towers, locks, gunnel brockets $95.00 Rangeley 864-3966

60 HP FORD DIESEL TRACTOR, Bucket loader, 3 pt. Grader blade, will do all your work. $6,000 65 POLARIS, 90 YAMAHA & TRAILER $3000 for all, great family fun. KENNMORE UPRIGHT FREEZER $50.00 Call 6705442 or 864-9068

SNOW BLOWER Murry Make, 8 horse power, electric start, 24 inch path. Used one hour. Like New condition. $500.00. Oquossoc 864-5882

FOR SALE A 1/2 Windshield, soft top both new will fit Polaris side by side A.T.V. and wood working tools electric and hand tools all negotiable. Call 639-2879 FOR SALE YEAR ROUND HOME with mountain veiws Rangeley ME, 3 Bedrooms finished basement 1 1/2 baths, attached garage. $229,00.00 Call 3612444 or 864-2909 leave a message 2 BED ROOM APARTMENT: Nice newly redone 2 bedroom apartment in Rangeley. $675 Per month plus heat and electric. No pets, no smoking. References and background check required. call 8643846 16 FOOT OLD TOWN CAMPER CANOE Royalex very nice. $400.00 Rangeley 864-3966 CABELA’S FOLDABLE CANOE CARRIER Used Once $60.00 Rangeley 864-3966

2001 VW JETTA TDI. Black. 250,000 Miles Automatic. Arizona Car. Needs Fuel injector pump. Four new studded snows available. 864-3907 Rangeley. Mike AMF/ALCORT SUNFISH 1970’S VINTAGE SAIL, centerboard, rudder, and mast. You pick up. $200 OBO Call 864-3812. WANTED: FILL, also anything compostable as well as containers such as joint compund buckets, any barrels. 864-3878 WANTED BUYING COINS. Primarily interested in U.S. Indian head cents and wheat pennies. Will consider others. I am a collector not a dealer. Chuck 207696-8367. WOOD STANLEY IRISH airtight cookstove with water back. Heats house and water, cooks great. $2,000. Water tank and piping available, $200. Call 207-864-5539 around 6pm. Rangeley. FOR SALE WATERFORD 104.MK II WOODSTOVE

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WESTERN SADDLE by Saddle Master, Excellent condition. Decorative with conchos white trip around cantel stirrups are white trim. $500.00 Phone 864-5882 FOR SALE SKIS One pair Atomic beta-Ride 10-20’s 185cm $150. For more information call Kevin at 6706007. FOR SALE SKIS One pair Atomic Beta-Ride 11-20’s with racing bindings 180cm $250. For more information call Kevin at 670-6007. BLUE PINE DESK and cabinet, pierced tin doors. 3’x6’x6’, custom built. Make offer 864 -2936 FENDER SRV SIGNATURE STRATS both in excellent shape one like new one heavily played call for more information $3500 for both or $2000 a piece. Leave msg 860-9990 MAH JONG. Know the game or want to learn? Wed afternoons. Call Jackie 207557-2503, or email Jackie at

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Staff Presented with EPIC Awards

October’s recipients of the EPIC awards established by the Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) Spirit Committee and announced quarterly include: Dee Christiansen, RN, Maternal and Child Health Unit; McKenzie Searles, MA, Franklin Health Internal Medicine; Diana Ladd, Patient Registration; and Jon Abell, DPT, Physical Rehabilitation. The EPIC awards were developed as a way to recognize employees who demonstrate on a daily basis their commitment to FCHN’s values of Excellence, Pride, Innovation and Caring. Joseph Bujold, board chair, presented each recipient with a trophy and monetary gift at the October 27 FCHN board meeting. Each also has a designated parking spot of his or her choice for the next three months. Dee Christiansen’s nomination from Felicia Harris, described Dee making a stressful long first-baby labor situation more tolerable with her relaxed demeanor. “Her caring is above and beyond. She made a diffi-

cult scary situation so much better and made the expectant parents comfortable with her many years of experience and ability to answer their constant barrage of questions.” McKenzie Searles’s nomination from Dr. Jay Naliboff said, “McKenzie is the role model of an engaged, caring professional. She cares about her patients and treats every patient cheerfully and respectfully. She has the unenviable task of keeping Dr. Goss on track by preparing patients’ charts and manages this task effortlessly. She additionally volunteers to participate in the medical practice’s quality and performance improvement initiatives.” Diana Ladd’s nomination from Natashia Nile included patient feedback describing Ladd’s exemplary customer service. “Her attitude and enthusiasm are infectious to staff and patients. She arrives to work with a smile and a bubbly and shining personality that ensures that every patient has an excellent experience. This nomination is based on Diana’s pride and the lasting

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A Hunters Breakfast will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 4:30am to 9:30am, at Phillips School.

All proceeds benefit the class of 2016 trip to Quebec in June. The menu will incude: eggs (your style), pancakes, waffles (new this year), hash browns, cheesy hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast, english muffins, bagels, coffee, juice (orange or cranberry), milk (white or chocolate). Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. n



October’s recipients of the EPIC awards established by the FCHN Spirit Committee and announced quarterly include from left: McKenzie Searles, MA; Jon Abell, DPT; and Diana Ladd. Absent is Dee Christiansen, RN. impression she has on her patients.” Jon Abell’s nomination from Susan Loughrey said, “Jon coordinates single handedly a large physical therapy caseload on the hospital’s medical/ surgical unit, prioritizing treatments and ensuring that patients are evaluated and seen on

a timely basis. Jon’s compassion, respect, and empathy for other shines through in his interactions with patient and their families and coworkers. He exemplifies a caregiver who takes ownership and pride in his work.” Jessica Farrington who works at Franklin Health Farmington Family Practice

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Hermits to the Woods

V. Paul Reynolds In re-reading The Maine Woods by Henry David Thoreau, I got to thinking about hermits. They fascinate me. Let's face it.There is not a Maine outdoorsman worth his salt who hasn't at least entertained a fantasy about pulling the societal plug and really getting off the grid. It's one thing to lose yourself in the woods for a week with nothing but a knife, some matches, and a compass; it's quite another to disappear for 27 years like Christopher Knight, the Hermit of North Pond. You have to really enjoy your own company to pull off a stunt like that. Knight, who has been both reviled and "legendized," didn't really measure up to the Daniel Boone image, however. He stole from others to survive. But

at least he created no burden to the taxpayer - at least not until he was processed by the state judicial system. Now take Henry David Thoreau. The legendary Massachusetts hermit of Walden Pond took to the Maine woods, it would seem, for some of the same reasons that tugged at the Hermit of North Pond. Thoreau sought solitude and isolation. Thoreau became a famous naturalist-philosopher; Knight wound up in jail, and, not only is he not a philosopher, he's not sure why he bolted from society in the first place. Thoreau showed up on my radar when I was a college student probing for the meaning of life. Liberal professors convinced me that, when it came to American thinkers, Henry David walked on water. Fifty years later, I am not so awed by the Hermit of Walden Pond, even if he is the darling of the environmental movement and those bent on civil disobedience. His writing does impress,

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as well as his knowledge of plants, but he would not have been my choice as a canoe companion for an extended foray into the Maine woods. To be blunt, Thoreau seems to me to have

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perience suggested to me how base or coarse are the motives which commonly carry men into the wilderness. The explorers and lumberers generally are all hirelings paid so much a day for their labor, and as such they have no more love for wild nature than

wood-sawyers have for forests.â&#x20AC;? Can't you just see his smug expression and aristocratic nose tipped in the air? There were other examples in his writings of a man who did not consider his Indian guide to be his equal. Critics suggest that Thoreau was philosophically inconsistent, "a man fond of paradox." Indeed! In the essay "Henry David Thoreau, Philosopher" Roderick Nash writes: "Thoreau left Concord in 1846 for the first of three trips to northern Maine. His expectations were high because he hoped to find genuine, primeval America. But contact with real wilderness in Maine affected him far differently than had the idea of wilderness in Concord. Instead of coming out of the woods with a deepened appreciation of the wilds, Thoreau felt a greater respect for civilization..." Nash was being polite. For Thoreau, the bug-infested fir thickets and tangled alder runs along the East Branch were not quite the same as his socalled wilderness near Walden Pond. n

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Daniel A Curran, Sabattus L/CPL Marine Rifleman - Vietnam War To our Dad/Pepere, you have seen so much in your life as a veteran and we are thankful for all those every day things you teach us and the time we spend with you. Love, all your family.

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Served in the United States Army from 1983 - 1987 guarding the border between east and west Germany. I am proud of him and the sacrifices he made to protect our country!

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Bobby Richard Sr.

SGT Robert Locklin

Edward L. Roy

Leo R. Asselin

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“Now go cut some wood.”

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Our family “Hero” - A friend to all he meets.

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Robert C. French

Robert H. White

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Scott Rodrique

Donald S. Williams

Sgt. U.S. Marines

Corporal in the Army Air Corp



Thank you Lord for Daddy coming home safely.

Thank you for serving Daddy. Love Vickie and Family

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So proud of you. Love and miss you dad.

Sweetest man I know. Love your wife Kathy French

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We honor you for your service and the fine gentleman that you are.

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My brother served this country and gave the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam on May 9,1970. I love and miss him so much! Some day we will meet again.Sis

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Graduated from Waterville High School, died in Vietnam in 1967.

Thank you for your service. We are so proud of you!

Your service to your country will not be forgotten. Love and miss you.

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50th Year as Rehabbers Brings Heartaches and Blessings Carleen Cote

The winter months bring a respite from the busy spring through fall seasons, but we still must care for the wildlife that were not ready to be released in the fall and those that arrived during the winter, injured or diseased. After every snowstorm, snow plowing and snow-blowing paths to all the pens are a priority, as well as shoveling out and cleaning the pens, knocking ice out of water dishes, and hauling food from pen to pen on a sled, not to mention acrobatic maneuvers to stay upright on patches of ice! Then, as winter releases its icy grip and the days warm and lengthen, it is time to release the wildlife that have spent the winter in warm shelters, getting fat but restless to be out in fields and forest, looking for mates. This past April, an animal control officer arrived with a raccoon in a Have-aheart trap that had given birth to two babies and reached us in time to give birth to a third! Usually I don’t keep the mothers and babies together as the mothers are likely to kill their babies because of the stress of captivity. I was pleased to discover, cautiously watching her, that she proved to be a devoted mother, nourishing her young and giving them a good start.

Carleen displays the Spirit of America “Citizens of the Year” awarded this year to the Cotes by the town of Readfield for their volunteerism. They were also honored at a surprise reception held in China, organized by long-time volunteer Amy Messier.

Baby season kicks off in April when the young begin to arrive in droves. This year, the Center seemed to be a revolving door – a live baby came in the front door, a dead one went out the back door! We had to euthanize many baby raccoons to end their suffering from the extremely contagious and deadly parvo virus. We fought the virus with gallon upon gallon of bleach, yet we lost over one hundred babies. Some of the fawns also had health issues. Despite all of my husband Donald’s efforts to save them, they died as well. The same with many young foxes. It was a year from hell. Though we never

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forget the losses, we continue on for the successes and the babies yet to come. We subscribe to the saying, “Count your blessings,” for we have many! Our volunteers: Amy, who has helped us almost on a daily basis for 12 years; Debbie, who has spent her three days off from work to help us over the past three years, stopping by every night on her way home to help with chores; Brenda, who returned for her second year, driving from Lewiston one day a week, to scrub dirty totes and pet carriers; Joni, who drives from Manchester one day a week to tackle anything that needs cleaning, from food and water

dishes to the plastic swimming pools used for the coons’ enjoyment; Jeff, from Gardiner, who began volunteering this year two afternoons a week to take on whatever needs doing: mowing, raking, scrubbing equipment, picking up and delivering wildlife to other rehabbers, etc.; Ruth, from Albion, also in her first year, who arrives two mornings a week to help with the scrubbing of animal dishes and any tasks that need doing before the snow flies; and, last but not least, Bob, who has mowed our lawns since 2007. These wonderful volunteers never complain, no matter


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how big or dirty the job is. A big plus is they all love and enjoy the animals. We are also blessed with the doctors and staff at Windsor Veterinary Clinic who provide care to all the animals we bring to them. A thank you also, to all the readers of this column and others who have made donations on behalf of the animals at the Center, and to Lea, who has edited and prepared Critter Chatter from my handwritten pages since 1996. As our 50th anniversary year of rehabbing comes to a close, we also give thanks that, despite our ages, our good health has allowed us to continue caring for Maine’s wildlife in need of human intervention. PS: I am pleased to

report that the mother raccoon and her three babies mentioned earlier in the article all survived the parvo virus and were released in September. In fact, all the wildlife ready for release are now back in their natural environment – they were, after all, born to be wild. Note: Carleen and Donald Cote operate the Duck Pond Wildlife Care Center on Rt. 3 in Vassalboro, Maine, a non-profit facility, supported entirely by the Cotes’ own resources and outside donations. Call the Cotes at 4454326 or write them at 1787 N. Belfast Ave., Vassalboro, ME 04989. n

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FMH Awarded “A” Grade An announcement released nationally on Oct. 28 by the independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group, shows key shifts among many hospitals on the A, B, C, D and F grades rating them on errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Franklin Memorial Hospital earned an “A” in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is the gold standard rating for patient safety, compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading patient safety experts and administered by The Leapfrog Group, a national, independent nonprofit. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information

they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay. “We have an organizational effort and commitment to best-practice standards of care with a focus on patient safety and robust clinical information systems aimed at improving patient care,” said Rebecca Arsenault, FMH president. “This third consecutive ‘A’ recognition underscores that this hospital is making tremendous strides in providing the highest quality of care to the residents and visitors of Greater Franklin County. This positive affirmation by this independent reviewer, along with others including The Joint Commission and the National Quality Measures of Breast Centers Program only strengthens our determination to continue our efforts to excel at all levels of our health delivery system.”

“Franklin Memorial Hospital’s ‘A’ grade is a powerful reminder of its commitment to putting patient safety above all else, and we are pleased to recognize the persistent efforts of your clinicians and staff to protect your patients,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of

The Leapfrog Group, which administers the Hospital Safety Score. “Our families, neighbors, colleagues and friends deserve a hospital that will pull out all the stops to keep them safe, and we urge Franklin Memorial Hospital and all other ‘A’ hospitals to preserve and re-

new your commitment to safety year after year.” Developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single A, B, C, D, or F score, representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with 773 hospitals receiving an A grade. The Hospital Safety Score is fully transparent, offering a full analysis of the data and methodology used in determining grades on the website. Patients can also review their hospital’s past safety performance alongside its current grade on the Hospital Safety Score site, allowing them to determine which local hospitals have the best track

record in patient safety and which have demonstrated consistent improvement. To see Franklin Memorial Hospital’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www. hospitalsafetyscore. org or follow The Hospital Safety Score on Twitter or Facebook. Consumers can also download the free Hospital Safety Score mobile app for Apple and Android devices. Maine is ranked first nationwide among states, based on the percentage of “A” hospitals they have compared to the total number of hospitals that operate in that state. n

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Coalition Releases November Schedule Healthy Community Coalition staff is providing the influenza vaccine (seasonal flu shot) and information about the Affordable Care Act marketplace insurance in November. The schedule is as follows: • Tuesday, Novem-

ber 10 at Farmington Public Library from 10:30 a.m.-noon • Tuesday, November 10 at Industry Town Hall from 1-2:30 p.m. • Tuesday, November 17 at Weld Town Office from 9:30-11 a.m. • Tuesday, November 17 at Wilton Public Library from 2:30-

4:30 p.m. • Tuesday, November 17 at Jay-Niles Memorial Library from 5-6:30 p.m. Open enrollment for marketplace health insurance goes from November 1 through January 31, 2016. Individuals who are currently enrolled in a marketplace plan must re-

enroll for 2016. In order to avoid a gap in coverage, currently enrolled individuals must sign up before December 15. Individuals who have questions about enrolling or reenrolling in marketplace insurance may schedule an appointment for free assistance with a trained

navigator at Healthy Community Coalition offices. Flu shots are available to individuals 18 years old and older. For individuals that do not have insurance there is a suggested donation of $25 or whatever one can afford. HCC is unable to accept insurance, Medicare,

or Medicaid. Healthy Community Coalition purchases all vaccine used for the public clinics and appreciates donations to help cover costs for those in need. For more information, contact the Healthy Community Coalition at 7792750. n

Airport Sign Dedicated

Pictured Left to Right: Steve Philbrick (Founding President), Larry Koob President, Joann Bean, Founding Treasurer, Joe Roach Rangeley Public Works Director, Linda Sikes Founding Secretary, Ron Haines (Past President), Rebekah Carmichael Airport Manager. Absent Fritz Dailey, Vice President.

Friends of Mountain Aviation (FOMA) officers, past presidents along with Rebekah Carmichael and Joe Roach, Public Works Director met together at the Stephen A. Bean

Municipal Airfield to view the new sign and ground work the Club decided needed to be upgraded. The Club was created almost 15 years ago with the death of Steve Bean, with the

purpose of keeping the history, present, and future of aviation alive in Rangeley. FOMA has also continued the tradition started by Steve and Joann Bean (3rd grade) of going to the

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