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Annual Walk to Bethlehem Holiday Event

The RFA Annual Walk to Bethlehem, a community holiday event on December 13, begins at the Rangeley Inn at 5:30 PM and continues with a performance at 6 PM at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts.

For 38 years, the Rangeley Friends of the Arts has sponsored the annual “Walk to Bethlehem” celebration, this year to be held on Sunday, December 13. This unique event, which recreates Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, will begin at the Rangeley Inn at 5:30 PM with the reading of Caesar Augustus’ decree that all people must return to the city of their birth. Everyone is invited to join the “Walk” through the village

of Rangeley, which is led by community members costumed as nativity figures. Carols are sung as the procession meanders through the snowy streets of the village of Rangeley, stopping at the different downtown churches for a carol. When the Walk-ers reach the Church of the Good Shepherd, they will join others in anticipation of the evening’s program: a traditional family oriented Christmas presentation of car-

ols, classical music, dance and drama. The program begins at approximately 6:00 PM. Performers include the Rangeley Ringers, students of the Lakeside Dance Academy, the Rangeley Regional School Chorus, the Rangeley Community Chorus as well as solo singers and other performers. The finale, a traditional nativity pageant, features many local young people and community members in full costumes.

At the conclusion of the event, everyone is invited to share in the holiday spirit and enjoy delicious homemade goodies at the beautiful Holiday Reception, which is held downstairs in the Undercroft. The event is free to the public; at-will donations are gratefully accepted. To donate food for the Reception, please contact Linda Sikes at lsikes@ n

Staff Presented with EPIC Awards 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 difficult 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


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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.

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.”

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Ron Hamilton Christmas At Home Production Liz Phillips Left, plays the part of the drummer boy’s mother in “Christmas at Home,” a musical drama of the civil war, to be presented at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street in Farmington at 7:00 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 18, 19 and 20.

Ron Hamilton Christmas At Home,a moving musical drama about a civil war drummer boy, will be presented Friday, Sat-

urday, and Sunday, December 18, 19 and 20 at the New Hope Baptist Church. The church is located at 268 Perham Street in Farmington. The presentation will begin at 7:00 each evening. John Curtis Winslow will be playing the part of Manny (the drummer boy). Other cast members include Chris Phillips and Liz Phillips. Narrators are Randy Holloway, Valerie John-

son and Sandi Rebert. A Twenty-two voice choir in full 1860s costumes will be singing the beautiful original music. Choir members include George Andrews, Lydia Andrew, Ruth Andrews, Tracy Andrews, Hunter Bachelder, Parker Bachelder, Tom Charles, Roxanna Decker, Destiney Decker, Carol Holloway, Randy Holloway, Erin Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Scott La-

voie, Peggy Pinkham, Brian Rebert, Sandi Rebert, John Trabucchi, Janna Winslow, Jared Winslow, Kamrin Yates, Kim Yates and Marissa Yates. A children choir, presenting three familiar Christmas carols, will precede the drama. This family event is free and open to the public. For more information call 7789696. n

Road to Recovery Volunteer Drivers Sought Elwin Gay of Somerville, Massachusetts began driving cancer patients to treatment appointments in 1949. Elwin worked nights and drove during the day. He drove 33 years and put over 100,000 miles on his car saving lives. What is now known as the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery service became a national program in 1983 and volunteer drivers in Maine have provided hundreds of cancer patients with life-sav-

ing rides to their treatment appointments. This holiday season, and all year long, if you have a car and few hours to spare, you can make a difference in the life of a cancer patient as a Road to Recovery driver. The American Cancer Society is now recruiting volunteers in Franklin County to ensure that all cancer patients have transportation to and from their treatments. Whether you are available once a month or once a week,

you can be a Road to Recovery volunteer. Interested volunteers are asked to attend an information session on December 2 from 10 AM to Noon at the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center, 111 Franklin Health Commons in Farmington. Dave Clark, a Road to Recovery volunteer in Maine, has dedicated himself to helping cancer patients as a tribute to the memory of his wife who fought a long battle with can-

cer. “Driving cancer patients to treatment is a very rewarding volunteer experience.” said Clark. “It is also flexible. You are not tied down to a set schedule, and I’ve met so many wonderful people. We need more people to step up the ‘wheel’ and help.” For more information about the program or to register for a training session, contact Elisa Madore at 207462-6307 or by email to

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books of the Ancestorsâ&#x20AC;? Exhibition Highlights Farmington Genealogy Resources Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your family from? Farmington has a wealth of groups to help you with your genealogy, and seven of these groups are offering their resources in an upcoming exhibition by the Shiretown Bookers (the Community Friends of Mantor Library). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books of the Ancestors: Immigration and the Family Treeâ&#x20AC;? will run from December through February, in the Bookersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. There will be an opening reception at the exhibition on Tuesday, December 1, from 5:00-6:30 PM. The public is invited. The exhibition,

showing the extensive resources that Farmington offers for genealogical research, will spotlight the paths by which Farmington families came to Maine and how that journey illuminates the struggles of contemporary immigrants. It will include books about local families, novels of families through many generations, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books about coming to America, and non-fiction on contemporary immigrant experiences. The exhibition is presented in cooperation with Devaney, Doak and Garrett, the Farmington Family History Center, the Farmington Historical Society, the Farmington Pub-

lic Library, the Sandy River Genealogical Society, Twice Sold Tales, and the University of Maine at Farmington. (The Historical Society will present a parallel exhibition at North Church from 5-8 PM on Dec 4 and throughout the Chester Greenwood activities.) The Shiretown Bookers are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides exhibits and lectures on literary and library subjects as a way to promote community understanding of UMF Mantor Library and its services.n

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Daniel A Curran, Sabattus

Robert Slattery - Sweden, ME

Timothy J. Fogg

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.

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!

CW02 USMC 1993-2013 Thank You for Your Service. Semper Fi

Bobby Richard Sr.

SGT Robert Locklin

Edward L. Roy

United States Navy

Army Ranger

Cpl. U.S. Army - Korea

“Now go cut some wood.”

12th Calvary Vietnam 1967-1968

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

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Robert C. French

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Randy Smith

Charles R. Niskanen Sr.

Charles R. Niskanen Jr.

SGT MAJOR Randy and I served together - 69th Signal Corps - 30 years plus served.

PRIVATE From Auburn Maine, WWII Veteran, Armored Tanks Division

AIRMAN BASIC From Auburn Maine,medical Record Specialist

Leo R. Asselin

Louis Bourgoin

Ernest C. True


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Died In Vietnam June 2, 1969 - 19 yrs. old

RIP Dad B. Thanks you for your service - Love your family

Thank you for your service! We love you! Your family

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Alfred E. Cavanagh

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

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

Sweetest man I know. Love your wife Kathy French

Killed in Action - Chey-Lie Vietnam, December 1965

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

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“Thank you son, for all you have done for your country.” Love Mom

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.

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Create An Energy-Efficient Home for the Holidays Tis the season to be festive, and that usually means stringing up hundreds of twinkling lights to create a welcoming glow on dark winter nights. Some people view the holiday season as their chance to go all out with regard to decorating their homes with an abundance of lights, inflatable lawn ornaments and maybe even some mechanical figures. While these decorations certainly may be symbols of the season, it’s easy to forget just how much energy and resources they consume. A typical strand of lights uses around 300 watts of electricity.

Multiply those figures by the dozens of strings of lights people use and it’s easy to see how quickly energy usage can add up. In addition to lights, lit candles, animated dolls, wreaths, trees, and scores of imported ornaments contribute to the energy consumption per household. Even so, environmentally conscious individuals need not skip the holiday de^acor and entertaining. Fortunately, there are various ways to be energy efficient with holiday de^acor this season. · Switch to LED lights. LED lights consume a fraction of the energy

traditional incandescent bulbs do. While a standard string of 50 lights consumes 300 watts, LED sets only consume four watts. This not only saves energy, but also considerable amounts of money over the course of the holiday season. · Use fiber-optic decorations. Fiber optic items are lit by one light. The illumination carries through the fiber optic cables to the entire decoration. · Use a power strip and timer. Plug decorations into a power strip (be sure to follow the recommended power load for safety) and hook everything up to

a timer so lights are not on when no one can see them. · Check light strands. Always inspect lights for frayed wires and any damage. Frayed lights are less efficient and pose a considerable safety risk. · Enhance decorations. Use mirrors and reflective ornaments to give the appearance of more lights without actually adding more. · Turn off ambient lighting. Christmas tree lights or the lights framing a picture window should be sufficient to light up a room. Keep lamps and overhead lighting off while the tree is lit to save money

and energy. · Lower the thermostat. When entertaining, turn the thermostat down a few degrees. Having extra people in your home will raise the temperature. Similarly, heat generated by the oven and other cooking appliances can warm up a home. Don’t waste energy by keeping the heat turned on high. · Invest in rechargeable batteries. According to Energy Quest, 40 percent of all batteries are purchased during the holiday season. To power those many gifts and devices, use rechargeable batteries which can be used again and again.

· Change your cooking practices. Smaller appliances use less energy. Put those toaster ovens, slow cookers and electric fryers to good use. Only use the oven if you are cooking a large meal. · Wait until the dishwasher is full. Pack in the dishes from holiday meals, and only run the dishwasher when it is full. · Reuse items whenever possible. Many items around the house can be put to good use as decorations, holiday servers or gifts. Take inventory of what you have before you go out and purchase new decorations. courtesy of Metron

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Documentary Film Update The Wilhelm Reich Documentary Film Project, which has been in production since January 2015, is now putting together the pieces for our second fundraising campaign to provide the budget for the “Post-Production & Editing” phase of this project. A year ago (October 21 to November 21, 2014), we were in the throes of our Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign which raised $187,002 for the “Part One: Production” phase. And with that money we have met and exceeded all of our

Remembrance Tree Decorations Honor Loved Ones

The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is once again having a Remembrance Tree with tree decorations that can be purchased “in memory of” or “in honor of” one or more individuals for a nominal fee. This tree in the hospital lobby shows the names of the dedications, as well as the donors who made the gift. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) Auxiliary. On December 2 at 3 p.m. a dedication and lighting ceremony of the Remembrance Tree will take place along with caroling

and music by Sammie Angel. “The ceremony is an opportunity to remember loved ones who have passed on and to honor those special people in our lives who are still with us,” said Auxiliary President Dawn Girardin. To order a decoration, send the name of the person it is to be “in memory of” or “in honor of” to: Jean Rand, 725 Orchard Drive, Wilton, ME 04294 or Mary Harris, 67 Cape Cod Hill Rd. New Sharon, ME 04955. Enclose a check payable to the FMH Auxiliary for the to-

tal decorations purchased. Each is $5. Forms to order decorations are also available at the hospital’s information desk and in the hospital’s gift shop, located near the main entrance. For additional information call Jean Rand 645-4823 or Mary Harris 778-2366. In addition on Friday, December 4, the Auxiliary is hosting its annual holiday craft and bake sale in the hospital lobby beginning at 8 a.m. until sold out. This event features seasonal crafts and many baked goods. n


A contradance will be held on Saturday, December 12, at the Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge Street, West Farmington. Regular Contra, with the Rackett Factory playing and Kenlyn Clark calling, will be from 8:00-10:30pm. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for students or $15

family max. All dances are taught. Beginners are welcome. No partner necessary. For more information, call 491-9928, email dance@starlef t. org or visit www. n

production goals for this year. We’ve completed two dozen on-camera interviews in the United States and Europe and have begun the long process of: (1) digitizing Reich’s voice recordings (2) digitizing Reich’s personal and scientific films (3) scanning the photographs in Reich’s archives at Harvard’s Countway Library of Medicine, and (4) ordering transcripts of some of the on-camera interviews. These interview transcripts will be crucial, cost-effective tools for helping us prepare for the

campaign could be risky in terms of successfully raising the budget we need for "Part Two: Post-Production & Editing". Instead, we’ll be putting together a combination of online crowdsourcing (possibly through Indiegogo), applications for traditional “finishing funds” (we’re studying the requirements of grant providers such as the Sundance Institute, Fork Films and many others), private funding and other sources. Stay tuned. n

Winter Farmers Market

Farmington Grange #12 will host the Winter Farmers Market at the Grange Hall in West Farmington on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Fifteen or more local producers will of-

fer everything from bread, meats, cheese, pies, cookies, vegetables, herbs, soaps, yarn and more. A special holiday market will be offered the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

and Christmas, instead of the Saturday after. The Grange Hall is located at 124 Bridge Street in West Farmington, just across the bridge from Main Street. n

Annual Parade of Trees The Rangeley Rotary and Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the details of the annual Parade of Trees. The event will take place on December 5th at Saddleback Mountain. Buffet dinner will be served 6:30 - 7:30 PM, followed by the Tree and Wreath live auction, with Larry Koob serving as Master of Ceremonies. In addition to the trees donated and decorated by local businesses, there will also be special trees decorated by the Rangeley Lakes Regional School students and a portion of the proceeds from these trees will go to support their activities. There will be a silent auction that not only


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The Business of Books John McDonald

Since getting involved in the book business a few years ago, I’ve given a lot of thought to the clever German inventor Johanne Gutenberg, who helped make our modern book business possible. Can you imagine what it would be like if each copy of your favorite books had to be printed by hand by monks using fancy quill pens to carefully draw each and every letter of the text on thick sheets of parchment? A Books-A-

Million in those days would probably be called Books-A-Couple, if that much. And Amazon wouldn’t ex-

ist in any form. Before Gutenberg’s time, the making of books took so much time that the average

book could cost half a year’s wages and was therefore way out of reach for most people. Not even Amazon could have sold many books in those days. On the other hand, from the author’s perspective, you could get on the bestseller list with sales of one or two books. It used to be said that Gutenberg invented moveable type and the printing press but the Chinese were actually first with both. Block printing had been known in China for centuries before Gutenberg came along. In fact, a printed book dating from the eighth-century with the receipt still in it was found in China. Some histo-

rians said Gutenberg invented moveable type but, once again, the Chinese were first. So, if Johann wasn’t first with the printing press and moveable type what DID he do? The answer is he made a lot of improvements in the things used in printing, like metals and ink. For example, he developed a metal alloy for making type and he found a way to make molds for casting blocks of type precisely and accurately. I’m not sure what all that means but I accept that it was all pretty important. Gutenberg also developed an oil-based printing ink that was better than any ink before it. In short, he

made the entire printing process a lot better off than it was before he arrived on the scene. Once he had done all those things he retrofitted an old wine press, making it suitable for printing books. Johann was able to print books faster and cheaper than anyone else at the time. And for that, book people the world over, have been grateful to him. Like so many others in the book business who came after him, Gutenberg never managed to make a lot of money. I sometimes think that I am following in that fine tradition that he established.n

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Homemade Dinner Rolls for Those with Gluten Allergies Holiday dinners vary depending on the household, but certain staples seem to pop up no matter where you sit down to enjoy your holiday meal. Dinner rolls are one such staple, as

few things supplement a hearty holiday meal better than freshly baked homemade dinner rolls. Men and women with gluten allergies may want to avoid traditional dinner

Brush 18 standard muffin cups (one 12-cup pan and one 6-cup pan) with melted butter and dust with tapioca flour.

DINNER ROLLS Makes 18 rolls • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar • 2 cups warm milk (about 110 F) • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast • 3 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum • 4 teaspoons baking powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 2 extra-large eggs • 1/4 cup neutral-flavored oil such as rice bran or canola • 2 teaspoons vinegar, preferably apple cider • Melted unsalted butter for brushing • Tapioca flour for dusting

In a small bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon of the sugar into the warm milk. Whisk in the yeast to dissolve. Set aside to proof. The mixture will get foamy. If your kitchen is warm, the mixture will foam quickly, so watch it to make sure it does not overflow the bowl. In a medium bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on medium speed until foamy, about 3 minutes. Add the oil and beat for 2 more minutes. Reduce the speed to low, add the vinegar and beat to combine. Add the yeast mixture and beat to mix. Add the flour mixture and beat to combine, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes longer. Distribute the dough equally among the prepared muffin cups and fill them about three-quarters full. With a sharp knife that has been dipped in tapioca flour, cut a deep slash in the top of each roll. Dip the knife in flour before each cut, and don't worry if a little extra tapioca flour is left on top of the rolls.






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Let the dough stand in a warm, draft-free place to rise until doubled in bulk, about 40 minutes. Brush the top of each roll with melted butter. Bake until the tops are a nice golden brown, about 20 minutes. If they start to brown too quickly, loosely tent the rolls with aluminum foil. Remove the rolls to wire racks to cool. If you are serving them immediately, it's nice to put them in a tea towel-lined blanket to keep warm. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days - courtesy of Metro

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Christmas Tree Varieties and Care

An evergreen tree decked out in lights and ornaments is one of the universal symbols of the holiday season. The Christmas tree tradition is believed to have originated in Germany in the 15th or 16th centuries, when trees were decorated with edibles, such as nuts and fruits. They were later decorated with candles and eventually lights.

Through the centuries, people have trekked to forests, Christmas tree farms and commercial lots to pick the perfect trees for their holiday displays. The National Christmas Tree Association says more than 33 million real trees are purchased each year, making the tree business a billion-dollar industry. While there

are scores of evergreen varieties, certain tree types are more popular than others and thus more available for purchase. The following are some of the more popular trees come Christmastime. · Eastern Redcedar: Branches of the tree are compact and form a pyramid-shaped crown. The trees should be a dark, shiny green color.

The eastern redcedar is not a true cedar tree, but a member of the juniper family. This tree can make a great cut tree with a homespun look and a pungent fragrance. · Leyland Cypress: This cypress is one of the more popular Christmas trees in the southeastern United States. The tree will be very dark green to almost gray in color. It has little aroma. Some people choose the Leyland because it does not produce sap, which is great for those with sap allergies. · Colorado Blue Spruce: An attractive blue-green foliage and a good symmetrical form is what attracts many people to the blue spruce. The Colorado Blue Spruce has an excellent natural

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shape and requires little pruning to look like the perfect Christmas tree. It’s not very fragrant, but the tree needles may give off an unpleasant odor when crushed. · Scotch Pine: A classic conical shape and very good needle retention help make the Scotch pine a popular tree to cut for the holidays. Scotch pines also are quite prevalent thanks to the tree’s adaptability to a wide range of climates. · Eastern White Pine: A delicate green color and long needles are found on this tree. Another popular pine, the rich fragrance of the white pine may make it preferable to those who like their homes to smell of evergreen. · Douglas Fir: The Douglas fir is one of the foremost Christmas tree species in the United States. It has soft needles that are dark green in color. Those needles radiate in all directions from the branches to give the tree a full look. The needles, when crushed, have a sweet fragrance. Douglas firs tend to live long when cut.

· Fraser Fir: Another popular fir for Christmas is the Fraser fir. The needles are bicolored, with dark green on top and silver on the bottom. More fragrant than its cousin, the Douglas, the Fraser also boasts a slender profile, which makes it suitable for smaller rooms. Christmas tree maintenance Nothing can guarantee the health and appearance of a tree after it is brought into a home. But choosing a recently cut tree that has good needle retention can help. Here are other tips for a long-lasting tree. · Use a sharp saw to cut an inch off of the trunk base to remove the sappy covering that forms from cutting. This will improve water intake. · Fill a tree stand reservoir with warm water. Expect the tree to drink heavily in the beginning. · Keep the reservoir filled every day and check to see how much water the tree is using. · Place the tree far from heaters or other drying sources. -Courtesy of Metron

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