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al information along with a credit card number or banking information to pay a small service fee. Hang up immediately and never give these scammers any information. If a family member did purchase a medical device for you they would personally inform you. Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam,

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October Schedule

(Subject to change. Call 864-3055 or stop in for the most up to date information) Mondays: 5:30am Wake Up Circuit 6am Wake Up Circuit 8am Cycle 10:30am Functional Fitness (FREE) 11am Water Aerobics 3-4:30 K-5 Soccer Tuesdays: 6am Pure Core-FREE 8am Super Circuit 2-3:30pm K-5 Soccer

Check out our class schedule or check our website for class descriptions and prices.

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-Mondays: Mix it up Monday (A variety of physical fitness activities) -Tuesdays: Team Sports Tuesdays (Soccer, Kickball, etc) -Wednesdays: Work It Wednesday (Fitness Equipment Day) -Thursdays: Tasty Thursday (We will focus on nutrition) Only $50 per month (That’s less than $2 per day) We will add Fridays starting November 13*

To Register: Or Stop by: The Rangeley Fitness Center, 25 Dallas Hill Road, Rangeley ME 207-864-3055

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CLUES ACROSS 1. LA team member 6. Young Fr. woman (abbr.) 10. Per __, each 11. Foots 13. Veggie toy 17. Overdose 18. US, Latin America, Canada belong to 19. So. Am. plain (Span.) 20. Point midway between N and NE 21. Single 22. Inactive 23. Mother of Hermes 24. Gives a new meaning 28. Silent players 29. One who adds Cluny trim 30. Men or boys 31. God of War 32. Self-immolation by fire ritual 33. Inevitable events 35. Add piquancy 36. Skin lesions 37. Cannabis 41. River of NE Turkey 42. 2 family struggle 43. A young swine

ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you can’t seem to focus your attention on one thing this week. However, wandering thoughts may put you in touch with some better ideas. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may like to tackle projects on your own, but sometimes letting someone else pitch in can provide a fresh perspective and a new way of doing things. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 It’s time to get serious about your job-seeking efforts, Gemini. Start putting out feelers and see what is available. Also, fine-tune your résumé to get noticed. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, while success brings you many things, it can feel lonely at the top. Make some time to reconnect and hang out with friends this week.

44. __ student, learns healing 45. 55300 MN 46. Opie actor Howard 47. World’s oldest news gathering organization (abbr.) 48. Luke’s Jedi mentor 52. Japan’s knife & scissor city 54. Medical antiseptic & dye 55. Early female flyers 56. Loses heat CLUES DOWN 1. No longer practicing 2. Military mailbox 3. Cowboy Carson 4. 7th Greek letter 5. Nautical ladder rungs 6. Hmong 7. Fellow 8. Maltese pound 9. Coal blacks 10. Japan Airlines bird 12. Different concepts 13. Secure a ship with ropes 14. Elder 15. Belongs to famous computer

16. Point midway between NE and E 20. Moniker 23. Environment 25. Fills with joy 26. Transportation charges 27. Frosts 28. Counterpart 30. 2nd largest Hawaiian island 32. Grimly humorous 33. A dog’s front foot 34. Mures River city 35. Steam bath 36. South African Music Awards 37. Sound made by a cat 38. Clothing protectors 39. Wife of Amphion 40. God of fire (Hindu) 42. Favorite weekday (abbr.) 45. Japanese sashes 48. Klutz 49. “__ Koo,” DebbieHarry debut album 50. Tokyo 51. Hardly any 53. Cathode

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, listen more than you speak in the coming days. You can learn so much more by remaining quiet and taking it all in, and others will appreciate your attentiveness.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, make the necessary changes in your life to put primary goals back on target. These may be career or fitness goals or even plans to increase family time.

VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, after an exciting event, life may seem a little mundane for a while. Happiness is what you make of it. Try a new hobby or make some new friends.

PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, this week may start off a little differently than most, but by midweek you will find your groove.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Expand your social circles and you may meet some influential new people, Libra. This can only help your reputation and open up new doors to various opportunities. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, take control of a situation that comes to light this week. No one else seems capable of taking the reins but you. Chances are you will be an excellent leader. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may be unable to keep everything organized this week. Don’t fret, as you need not be in complete control at every moment. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you may be inspired to do something creative but don’t know where to begin. Pisces may be a good source of inspiration. You can work on a project together.




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Nice newly redone 2 bedroom apartment in Rangeley. $675 Per month plus hear and electric. No pets, no smoking. References and background chech required. call 864-3846 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 THULE CAR TOP CARRIER SYSTEM Includes - towers, locks, gunnel brockets $95.00 Rangeley 864-3966 SNOW BLOWER Murry Make, 8 horse power, electric start, 24 inch path. Used one hour. Like New condition. $500.00. Oquossoc 864-5882 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. BOWLING ALLEY SECTIONS: Cut out sections from 4” Solid Hardwood Bowling Alleys. (2) 2½” x 42” x 104” $225 Ea. (2) 2½” x 42” x 94” $225 Ea. (1) 2½” x 42” x 60” $175 Ea. $850.00 All (5). Exc. Cond. Just need sanding. Great kit. Counter or tables. Rangeley Plt. 8643005 Pls. Lv. Message. HELP WANTED: KEEP’S CORNER CAFE. Kitchen and waitstaff wanted. Serving breakfast and lunch. Wages negotiable. Call 864-2262 between 6am and 2pm. 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.

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DINNER FOR EIGHT PEDESTAL TABLE With butterfly leaves 8 chairs asking 1/3 of original price. $600 call 864-5334 RESTAURANT/RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT. Dallas Hill Road, Rangeley. Base of Saddleback Mountain. Call 864-3612. 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 1120’s with racing bindings 180cm $250. For more information call Kevin at 6706007.

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CLEARED HOUSE LOT overlooking Rangeley Lake. Excellent views of Rangeley Lake. Cleared and driveway in. Electric and phone on property. $49,000, call 207-491-8669 for more info. FOR SALE: 17’ Royalex Old Town Tripper Canoe. Great condition – some scratches but no dings or dents. Army Green w/ black molded seats. Low mileage! $1300. OBO 8643971 FOR SALE: 1984 Honda Motocycle, 700CC, 34,000 miles. $950 864-5489 1929 ORIGINAL C.W. BARRETT Rangeley Guide Boat. Documented by professional surveyor: Wineglass Stern, Original Oars, Paint, Last in Rangeley, 1970’s found in Wolfeboro N.H. Brand new load rite trailer! Museum Quality $6,500 O.B.O Call Gary 207-860-9293 RARE 1982 CM450A HONDAMATIC Windshield, crash bar, luggage rack, sissy bar, back rest, cover, new tires and battery. 5,951 miles Excellent Condition $1,800 Strong

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RFA Presents Theater at Monmouth Rangeley Water Henry V In Rangeley District fered to the Rangeley community at 7 PM at The Lakeside Theater. Admission is $10. The story goes as follows: A young king makes a rash decision to go to war. Against overwhelming odds, Henry V leads his country to victory, conquering France and winning its princess. But there’s a terrible cost in human life and ruthless acts of moral ambiguity. In this propulsive, provocative production, adapted and directed by Bill Van Horn, Shakespeare’s rousing history culminates Henry’s complicated three-play journey from disaffected prince to legendary king. n

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GUESS WHO? I am an actress born in Canada on November 17, 1978. I graduated from York University with a theater degree and went on to play many leading roles. Many people know me from “The Notebook.” Answer: Rachel McAdams

hailing from The Theater at Monmouth. The first will be a performance for the middle and high schools at 9:45 a.m. at The Lakeside Theater, followed by a TalkBack with the actors, and then the actors will provide a workshop with the students after lunch. All of this ties in directly with multiple, cross-curricular learning tarHenry V, Shakespear’s historical play, will be pre- gets, making this expesented at the RFA Lakeside Theater in Rangeley on educational invaluable. October 23 for the Rangeley Lakes Regional Middle rience and High School, and again in the evening for the RLRS certainly has public at 7 PM. Adapted and directed by Bill Van a great friend in the Horn; a production of the Theater at Monmouth, RFA and The Thesponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. ater at Monmouth The Rangeley munity, is spon- that offered these Friends of the Arts, soring two perfor- performances at in its continued mances of William a greatly reduced dedication to bring Shakespeare’s Hen- rate. the very best of the ry V on October 23, The second perarts to Rangeley’s by a professional formance, also on students and com- troupe of actors October 23, is of-

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an easy decision to make a change, it’s not easy. Doing the paperwork for a Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage Plan may be a relatively easy process but it’s not always easy to sort through the pile of options available from year to year. Maine has historically not had that many options available, but in 2016 more companies have come to the state to offer greater benefits. We are not always ready to make the change because

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just be a lost opportunity. If you really feel paralyzed and fearful that change is dangerous, I suggest that you find an expert to help you sort through the piles of options and make sure that a solid and meaningful Open Enrollment benefits checkup is done. There are many competent insurance agents out there that specialize in the senior market; they spend countless hours training to remain on top of the newest options available. Find an expert today, and take advantage of the changes for 2016. Courtesy of Anthony G. Arruda, CSA, Certified Senior Advisor, Senior Planning Center, Mt. Blue Shopping Center, 207778-6565.n


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that paper you get in the mail right in the circular file. But hold on a minute, because doing the status quo for this year’s Open Enrollment may not be the best choice and maybe, just maybe, 2016 is the year for a change. Here’s what you need to know: • More companies available in more counties in 2016 • Expanded Medical Networks • Expandable valuable benefits like hearing aid coverage and eyeglasses • Much lower premiums and co-pays OK, so now that you know some of the highlights, the real question is what those companies are and what are the details of those new benefits ? While it’s not appropriate to go into details here, there are ways to sort through the mish mash of options and get right to the answers. Here is a short list of items to consider when doing your Medicare Plan review. • Premium: Does my

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Another year is winding its way down and low and behold, Medicare Open Enrollment is right around the corner. With all the priorities we have day to day, it is easy to forget that there is an incredible opportunity each year with Medicare Open Enrollment. If you are like the average senior here in Maine, you are likely receiving a daily mailbox full of advertisements trying to sway you to a new Medicare Plan. While the insurance carriers may think it’s

what we have may already work just fine. Every year is the same, you open your mailbox or grab the stack of pamphlets and flyers off the counter and you sit down to sort through the mess. Marketing companies spend billions to get your attention, and a full mailbox of shiny brochures may do just that. Some of these flyers really stand out, and some may not, of course it’s not until you read them do you see the subtle differences that most plans offer. Many of those plans really are comparable, but everyone has a reason to be on one plan or another. Now that you have sorted through the mess, tossed out what you thought wasn’t interesting, you have likely found a few things that have peaked your interest. Now what do you do? This is the yearly task that most seniors face and for most of you, it’s more than probable that you have given up and you just throw all

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WE SALUTE OUR PLEASE RECYCLE ME VETERANS Throughout history, their hard work and sacri�ice have kept us safe and protected our freedom. We owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid, and we salute them for their service. We would like you to share with our readers the Veterans that are near and dear to your heart. Fill out the form attached and mail it in along with a photo to Turner Publishing, Inc. at PO Box 214, Turner ME 04282-0214 or email info and photo to Photos will be published free of charge in November. Deadline for submissions is October 30, 2015. Please include self addressed envelope if you would like picture back.

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AHCH Announces Volunteer Trainings Volunteer support has been an integral part of Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice's services for 40 years. The Program is now widely recognized as one of the most extensive, non-profit, home health care volunteer programs in Maine. "When I became a volunteer, I never realized what a big impact it would have on my life," states Bob Oliver, Volunteer for Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice. "I started to look at life through the

eyes of the caregiver and patient. I then realized just how much a couple of hours of my time were worth to someone else. I love this work." Volunteer opportunities include visiting patients on home care or hospice services, providing respite for caregivers, bereavement support and facilitating grief groups, Hospice House greeters, patient support and kitchen work, grocery shopping and medication pick-up, trans-

portation, office work. Volunteers specializing in complementary therapies such as pet therapy, Reiki, massage, music and art are also welcome. Upcoming volunteer trainings include: Hospice Volunteer Training – Lewiston Office Hospice Volunteers will receive 20-hours of training, Wednesdays and Fridays. Trainings take place at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice’s Lewiston Office on 15

Strawberry Avenue. September 23, from 8:30am to 12:30pm September 25 and 30, from 9:30am to 12:30pm October 2 and 7, from 9:30am to 12:30pm October 9, from 8:30am to 12:30pm Training will focus on how to provide companionship and support to terminally ill patients and their families. Trainings will also cover topics on family dynamics, disease process, spirituality and much more.

General Volunteer Training General Volunteer Training for visiting, office and Hospice House Greeter/Kitchen support. Volunteers will receive 6 hours of training. October 14, from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Bridgton Hospital) October 16, from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Wilton Office) October 23, from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Lewiston Office) October 26, from 9:00am to 3:30pm (Nor-

way Office) All trainings are provided to the community at no cost. To register for one of these trainings or for additional information contact Volunteer Services at 795-9580 or 1-800482-7412 ext. 1280. For more information on Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and all of their services, visit their website at www.AHCH. org. n

SeniorsPlus Long Distance Learning Class SeniorsPlus, the designated Western Maine Agency on Aging, announces the October offering of their Long Distance Learning program, connecting community members in the Farmington with live educational seminars being held at the

Lewiston Education Center of SeniorsPlus. The class, with Maine author Walt Bannon, will be held on Thursday, October 22 at 1 PM at Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Chisholm Room. The class features Bannon’s book, The White Pocketbook

which tells a personal story of a family’s struggle through WWII. “We have heard loud and clear from Franklin County older adults that they, too, would like to have educational opportunities, like the great programs being held

at the Lewiston Education Center,” said Connie Jones, Director of Community Services at SeniorsPlus. “Our long distance learning series launched in April and was very successful. We are now ready to make this opportunity an on-going, regular

event.” Residents of the Farmington will be able to gather at the Franklin Memorial Hospital’s Chisholm Room and be connected in real time to the group that is meeting in Lewiston. Community members who wish to join the classroom

at Franklin Memorial Hospital need to register with SeniorsPlus. The class is free and all are welcome. For more information and to register, call 1-800427-1241. n

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homes to tell stories and wait out the winter. When Christianity spread, Halloween became intertwined with a feast day dedicated to the saints and deceased loved ones. “All Hallows Even,” eventually got shortened to “Hallowe’en,” and then Halloween. Though certain parts of Halloween history are wellknown, there are many additional in-

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teresting facts about this beloved holiday that are less widely known. The following are some lesser known Halloween tidbits, courtesy of the websites, The Thought & Expression Company and Random History, as well as “The Halloween Handbook” (Citadel Press) by Ed Morrow. · The first jack-olanterns were made from turnips and beets. Pumpkins were used after Halloween was brought to North America. · The word “witch” is thought to come from the Olde English word “wicce,” meaning “wise woman.” Witches once were held in high regard. · Pumpkins actually are a fruit, a type of squash that is a member of the gourd family. Its cousins include cucumbers, melons, and other squashes.

· Trick-or-treating may have originated with a European custom called “souling.” On All Soul’s Day, early Christians would go door-to-door begging for “soul cakes,” which were square pieces of bread with currants. The more cakes a person received, the more prayers he or she would promise to the dead relatives of the cake donors. · Witches may have rubbed a sacred ointment made with a hallucinogenic herb onto their skin. This gave them a feeling of flying, and if they had been fasting, they felt even giddier. Many witches rode on horseback, but those who were poor traveled on foot and carried a broom to launch themselves over streams. · One-quarter of all the candy sold each

year is purchased around Halloween. Halloween candy sales in the United States average about $2 billion annually. · Some people still celebrate the ancient Celtic customs of Samhain. Many followers of various pagan religions, such as the Druids and Wiccans, observe this day as a religious festival and a memorial day for their deceased friends. It also is a night to practice various forms of divination. · The owl is a popular Halloween symbol. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches. · The first-known mention of trick-ortreating was found in print in 1927 in Blackie, Alberta, Canada. · Ireland is believed by many to be the

birthplace of Halloween. · Both Salem, Massachusetts, and Anoka, Minnesota, are the self-proclaimed Halloween capitals of the world. · Pumpkins are now carved and displayed as Halloween decorations. Orange is a color of strength and symbolic of the harvest. The largest pumpkin ever grown was more than 1,600 pounds. It was grown by Joe Jutras of North Scituate, RI. Halloween is a mysterious time, born of various festivals, rituals and symbolism. Over several centuries, the celebration has evolved into a holiday enjoyed by millions, each in their own different ways. courtesy of Metro n


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Museum Progress Western Maine Play Museum is still moving forward, and the board wishes to share an update on the museum’s financial status, our renovation plans, and to inform the community of some wonderful activities planned in November for everyone’s enjoyment In just a little over a year, community businesses and individuals have contributed generously to the museum’s fundraising drive. The museum wishes to thank their many business supporters who have stepped up to become leaders in this community venture (in no particular order): Franklin Chrysler, Inc; The Fitch Company Engineers; Allied Realty Inc.; Shiretown Agency; A. Maurais & Sons; Steve’s Market; Jarden Plastic Solutions; Franklin-Somerset Federal Credit Union; Otis Federal Credit Union; Upright Frameworks LLC;

Wilton Parent-Teacher Forum; Farmington chiropractic; FBLA; Little People & Me Child Care; Little Bunnies Daycare; AAA Businesses; Weld Extension Group; County Seat Realty; Hilltop Collision Center; Rustic Roots Farm; First Congregational Church; Academy Hill 4th Graders; Tumbledown Brewing; Franklin county Retired Educators; Wilton Maine Street Garage; Inch by Inch child Care; Libby’s Loons, Nancy Prince; Expenet Technologies; Teacher Lounge Mafia; Keiran Chiropractic; Franklin Saving Bank; University Credit Union; Taylor Made Homes; Wilton Fire Department. The museum greatly appreciates the leadership these local businesses have demonstrated. If your business is not yet listed as one of our donors, know that the museum needs your support as well. Hundreds of individ-

ual donors have also demonstrated their commitment to make this vision a reality. With this surge of community support, the museum has only a $150K gap remaining to be raised before they can begin renovations on their building. They would love to reach this goal in the next few months, so that work on the building can begin early in 2016, with a goal of opening summer of 2016. Won’t you consider making a donation, or donating again to help this push so that the museum can begin reconstruction in the very near future? $150K may seem like a great deal of money, but in considering the progress the museum has already made, it is not unattainable with the community’s continuing generosity. The WMPM board members have been working diligently for almost two years to bring this project

to fruition, but they can’t do it without your help. It’s a community responsibility that we all believe in – but we all need to step up to act on this responsibility for our children. Many people have already purchased naming rights for the rooms in the main part of the house, though a few rooms are still left. Please consult our website for more information as to which rooms are still available ( The holiday season is coming. A wonderful gift could be a brick engraved with your special message for the museum courtyard, or even the naming rights to a room to honor a beloved family member. The museum has several wonderful activities coming up, in case you’d like to mark your calendar well in advance to plan on attending one, or both of these

events. On Saturday, November 21, at 2 p.m. there will be a benefit concert featuring the Celtic harp group String Beings, who were so well received at a similar concert last year. This year’s performance will be held at the First Congregational Church of Wilton, and will also feature the Merry Plinksters, the wellloved ukulele group so popular in this area. At this concert you’ll also be able to learn the new Western Maine Play Museum theme song – you won’t want to miss it! Donations will be accepted at the door. Also planned for November 21 is a Paint and Sip event, being held at the Turner Highlands Golf Club, 10 Highland Ave #B, Turner, Maine 04282. The activity begins at 6 p.m. For those who have never attended one of these events, it’s a fun-filled night of painting and

socializing. Participants are given painting materials, and will receive step-by-step instruction from Susan Begin of Cre8tive Events to create their own painting to take home. Easels, brushes, paints, canvas - all materials will be provided. People who have previously attended these events have raved about how much fun they are. Cheese and crackers will be served, and a cash bar will be available. $40 per person entry fee, and just for attending you will be entered to win one of our great door prizes! Space is limited! Please RSVP to Nicole Knowles (207) 3571209, or The museum appreciates your continuing support. We hope to see you at these fun fall events! n

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Good Appetite John McDonald

Although I love food, I am not a “foodie,” I can add that I’ve never been a foodie, nor is it likely that I will ever be a foodie. I don’t know who gave us the silly word “foodie” but it’s about time they took it back. For those who don’t know, a foodie is someone who makes a hobby out of food and food-related activities. You will find foodies at restaurant openings and cooking classes. Serious foodies will develop an interest in a single food item like burritos. The closest our town came to having a foodie was journal-

ist Thelma Ames, who wrote for the Cherryfiels Bugle. Thelma took her food and her food reviews very seriously. As one of the few people in town who got an out-of-state paper Thelma always tried to write like she was writing for a big city paper. When she would review a local bean supper, she’d go off on a tangent and talk about things like plantains and artichoke en croute and panna cota. Once she suggested that, instead of franks and beans, the local Baptist Church should serve a honey mead glazed pork with sweet potato, tomatillo relish and ginger red pepper coulis. If she had written things like that years ago she’d have been accused of being a

communist, or at least a foreigner or something. I thought about Thelma’s reviews the other day after reading an article that went on about all the publicity Maine is getting lately in some of those glossy national

travel magazines. Magazines with names like “Bon Appetit,” “Wine Spectator” and “Shape” have written all kinds of things about Portland’s Old Port that would make you wonder if they ever saw the place. One

writer compared it to the French Quarter in New Orleans. The writer didn’t say if it was before or after a huricane. In the “Bon Appetit,” a writer said of a Portland restaurant, “Spending time there is like being transported to New York’s East Village.” I’ve always assumed that magazines like “Bon Appetit” and the rest are read mostly by people stuck in places like New York. For that reason the magazine articles were mostly about fancy New York restaurants. If that’s the case, why would a sophisticated New York couple drive eight or nine hours north to Portland on congested roads in order to eat at a place that’s just like the restaurants in

their New York neighborhood? You’d think that people spending all that time and money to get up here to Maine would want to experience something you couldn’t get back in the big city – like Red’s Eats. Seasoned travelers - people who don’t read snooty travel magazines know what Maine’s all about. If I were up here from New York, my first priority would be to gobble up a classic, bright red steamed Maine hot dog, followed closely by attending a traditional bean supper. You won’t find anything quite like those Maine classics in New York’s East Village - or any of its other villages for that matter. Bon Appetit. n

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V. Paul Reynolds By V. Paul Reynolds One of the more important jobs performed by Maine’s deer research leader, Kyle Ravanna, in concert with state regional wildlife biologists, is the annual estimate of winter deer losses. Deer mortality may take place the wintering deer yards and elsewhere in early spring as undernourished whitetails disburse in search of new forage. If the deer biologists can nail down the winter deer kill

they can then “manage” the overall deer numbers by correspondingly increasing or decreasing the harvest quota for antlerless deer. For many years, one of the most valuable tools in this regard has been the WSI, or Winter Severity Index. The WSI is a somewhat complex formula, as explained by Ravanna: The index is an arithmetic combination of average snow depth divided by a critical snow depth value, average deer sinking depth divided by a critical sinking depth, and average temperature divided by a long-term average temperature. The index value by itself has no meaning other than to allow us to compare how severe

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one winter is to another; keep in mind that this severity is defined for how severe it is for deer... nothing else. The real value in the index comes when we use it to estimate over-winter mortality. Put simply, the WSI is a way to gauge just how tough a winter it is for the deer, not for you and me. In an effort to further “tweak” the system and scientifically test the validity of the 40-year-old WSI yardstick, Ravanna and his team have been involved in what has to be an historic first for Maine whitetail herd management. This past winter the biologists conducted a deer trapping and tagging operation in Wildlife Management District 17. Using a

variety of devices including clover traps, rocket nets, drop nets and a dart gun, the biologists captured 50 female deer. At least 14 of the captured and released does are adorned with telemetry collars. Many others are sporting tags in their ears that include contact information for reaching Ravanna’s office. Surprising to me was the fact that the biologists, according to Ravanna, were able to subdue the deer, install their tags or collars, and release them apparently unharmed. As you know, a whitetail deer is a nervous, high-energy animal that can be easily overstressed by human handling. As Ravanna explains it, the tagging process can be done quickly

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The Clefnotes, UMF's premier a Capella vocal group, will perform a concert at the RFA Lakeside Theater at 2493 Main Street, Rangeley, at 7 PM on Saturday, October 17, 2015. The concert is sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. The group is led by Jaycee Jenckes and Zack Lavoie. Jaycee

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and this deer trapping program hardly equates with holding the animal in captivity. The state deer scientists did concede that one animal was lost in the process. Ravanna has been able to track the 14 collared deer via his computer and GPS technology. Surprising to even the biologists is the fact that it appears that all of the collared deer made it just fine through the Winter from Hell. According to deer naturalist Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III, a healthy deer with a good layer of late fall fat can survive for 65 days in the deep winter without eating. The proviso, or course, is that the deer is not disbursed from the yard or over stressed by coyotes or other predators.

Although folks at MDIF&W have been keeping this story under the radar, Ravanna assured me that a fall press release will be forthcoming explaining the program to the public. Hunters who harvest a tagged or collared doe this fall are urged to contact Kyle’s office, using the contact information on the ear tag. The author is editor of the Northwoods Sporting Journal. He is also a Maine Guide, co-host of a weekly radio program “Maine Outdoors.” His e-mail address is paul@ . He has two books “A Maine Deer Hunter’s Logbook” and his latest, “Backtrack.” n

Turkey Supper Saturday. October 24th, is the date for the annual Rangeley Congregational Church Mission Board turkey supper. This much anticipated, never duplicated, often imitated, public supper will be held at “The Barn” on High Street in Rangeley. We will be serving from 5:00 p.m. until sold out. The menu will include roast turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, home made rolls and cranberry sauce. All this and home-made apple crisp

with whipped cream for dessert. Come to meet with your family and friends for a wonderful sit-down dinner served home style. Take out will, also, be available. Please call for reserved take-outs at 8645360 or leave a message at 864-5966. All proceeds will be used for the church’s mission work locally, nationwide and worldwide. Our price will, again, be just $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Hope to see you there. n

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