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Volume 5 • Issue 5 October 30, 2015

Neighbors Calling Neighbors Keeps Seniors Connected

Marcia Baker

HELP (Helping Elders Live in Place) is a dedicated group of Rangeley volunteers working under the umbrella of Rangeley Health and Wellness who have come together to mount an ef-

fort to help elders live independently and safely in their homes. Neighbors Calling Neighbors (NCN) is just one of their programs developed to provide daily phone calls to home bound

seniors. The NCN committee, headed by Marcia Baker, teams neighbors, friends and volunteers with seniors so they can meet one another, develop a sense of trust and understanding, and provide the valuable service of a daily phone call. Elders living alone are often reluctant to either expose their lives to strangers or to bother anyone with their issues. During the NCN interview process, the volunteers explain that they want to offer their services and would hope that someone would take the time to do the same for them. Volunteers receive training in active listening and action is never taken without approval from the elder involved. When the program is in place, calls are typ-

ically made on a daily basis and if there is no answer at the appointed time, the volunteer will call back in a short while and then, if need be, contact whoever the client has designated as their emergency contact. If they are not available the Police or Sheriff will then be notified. Many people who live in rural areas cherish their independence and often conceal their ups and downs from their friends and family in order to minimize their concerns. However, they also worry about not being found if they are sick or in trouble. Knowing that there is a “noninvasive” system in place is a great all around relief. The importance of living as independently as possible is always the prime objective. However, this service provides both the elder and the family the security that help will only be a phone call away. A wonderful local story can be found in the log of Joann Bean who was a volunteer caller for her neighbor Virginia Johnson. During the relatively few months when they were exchanging daily calls, visits and shopping trips they became good friends. Ginny was fiercely independent, but she sensed that she was not able to keep up. During the calling she had a couple of incidents while driving and was fortunate that someone had

come along each time to help her out. Joann kept marvelous notes and gave regular updates to the Neighbor Calling Neighbor coordinator Marcia Baker. Ginny had given the phone numbers of her sons to the program and allowed them to be informed if any problem arose. Sadly, one day Joann took Ginny for a pedicure when a severe problem was found and she ended up transporting Ginny to the Emergency Room and staying with her until it was decided to admit her to the hospital. Joann called and informed one of the sons and told him exactly what was happening. Shortly after that and before Ginny could undergo surgery to correct her issue she passed away. In the aftermath of her passing, some members of the Neighbors Calling Neighbors program met with Ginny’s family and were overwhelmed at their very positive response to the comfort and sense of security that the program had given the family. Members of the family felt that Gin-

ny kept a great deal from them so that she could keep from “being swept away” to live elsewhere. Having the knowledge that someone was calling daily and helping Ginny and knowing that both Joann and longtime neighbor, emergency contact and friend Carol Florkiewicz were on top of her needs, was a tremendous relief. If you have any interest in any aspect of this program either as a volunteer, client or family member anxious about your loved one, call the program coordinator Marcia Baker at 864-3351. There is no cost or obligation and training will be provided for volunteers. Help your family members protect their independence and their dignity and learn what other HELP programs are available within our community. You can find more information about our senior programs at www.rangeleyhealthandwellness. com. n


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Specializing in Deep Tissue & Neuromuscular Therapy

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Scam Alert Bulletin Board

Did you know? A new law can help protect your identity. A security freeze safeguards a person’s credit report and it is one of the most effective ways to protect consumers from identity theft. Without access to this sensitive information, an identity thief is unable to obtain credit in that person’s name, thereby greatly minimizing the potential damage from

the theft. Once the freeze is in place, the consumer has control over who can receive their credit report. As of October 15th, Maine consumers can freeze and unfreeze their credit reports as needed through a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) at no cost. For any questions or concerns regarding the Security Freeze, you can contact the Maine Attorney Gen-

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eral at (207) 626-8800. Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam. Contact local law enforcement or the AARP Fraud Watch Network fraudwatchnetwork or 1-877-908-3360 to report a scam or for more information on scam and fraud prevention. Social Media Post Link: p2ZEti-ls1. n

Celebrating 20 years of Community Health and Wellness!


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.

Thursdays: 6am Pure Core-FREE 8am Super Circuit 9am Mens Circuit 3-4:30pm K-5 Soccer

Last day = nd October 22

Fridays: 5:30am Wake Up Circuit 6am Wake Up Circuit 8am Cycle 10:30am Functional Fitness (FREE) 11am Water Aerobics Saturdays: 8am Super Circuit 9am Yoga w/Ginni


K-5 Soccer Camp Has Been Extended Last day will now be: Thursday, October 22nd *Continue on with our CIA Afterschool Program for the remainder of October for only $15

October 26th – June 3rd

(Follows the RLRS School Calendar)

Students in Grades K-5

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 3-4:30pm Tuesdays 2-3:30pm


October 26 K-5 Afterschool Program M,W,Th 3-4:30pm Tu 2-3:30pm Special: Only $15 for the final week of October $50 per month $10 per day

Sundays: 12pm Butts and Guts

RFA Presents Classic Family Films in November

Children In Action (C.I.A.)

Wednesdays: 5:30am Wake Up Circuit 6am Wake Up Circuit 3-4:30 K-5 Soccer 5pm Fit for Life- FREE* *10/14 Food as Fuel *10/21 Blood Pressure/Heart Disease w/FCNP Dorothy Mosher *10/28 Arthritis w/ Physical Therapist Heather Reed

K-5 Soccer

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NEW FOCUS he RFA Lakeside home! THIS YEAR! goes to New York City Mix it up Monday variety of physical activities) Theater -Mondays: is showing to find his birth father. On (A Saturday, No- fitness -Tuesdays: Tuesdays28 (Soccer, two great family Team filmsSports vember we Kickball, will etc)This past year the Work present It Wednesday (Fitness Equipment Day) this fall.-Wednesdays: On Saturday, Friends a holiday fa- Rangeley November 7 bringTasty the Thursday of the Arts present-Thursdays: will focus on nutrition) vorite(We “Elf,” starring whole familyOnly to $50 enjoy ed a wide variety of per month lessas than $2 per day) Will (That’s Farrell Buddy. the classic “The WizIn thisstarting sweetNovember holiday13*movies and our comWe will add Fridays ard of Oz.” Enjoy it as comedy, Buddy was munity voted with you remember it in all aTobaby who stowed their feet. This fall Register: of its colorful splenaway in Santa’s toy and winter the focus dor on the big screen. bag and ended up at will be on presenting Or Experience life’s lesmore family friendly the North Pole. The Stop by: The Rangeley Fitness Center, 25 Dallas Hill Road, Rangeley ME sons as learned by elves raised him as choices. Visit www. 207-864-3055 the Cowardly Lion, one of their own, but for the Scarecrow, the when he begins to the movie schedule. Tin Man and Dorothy. notice his differences Tickets for all shows There’s no place like to the other elves he are only $5. n

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CLUES ACROSS 1. NOHOW 6. Record (abbr.) 9. Hair detangler 13. “l836 siege” of U.S. 14. Old name for Tokyo 15. Largest continent 16. Showed old movie 17. Clatter 18. Considered one by one 19. Chinese cinnamon spice tree 21. Frequently 22. 3 person 32 card game 23. Misaddressed mail (slang) 25. Expresses pleasure 26. Samba or basket rummy 31. Military leader (abbr.) 33. A citizen of Iran 34. Environmental Protection Agency 35. Carbon, radioactive or varve 36. Loss of electricity 41. Mass. Cape 43. Mediator 44. 1/1000 of a tala 45. Players at 1st, 2nd & 3rd 46. Covered Greek portico LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, a particular situation will take up much of your time this week, even into the weekend. You may have to postpone some of your plans for a later date. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Focus your attention on maintaining a healthy perspective on information that comes your way, Virgo. A new perspective might be just what you need to sort this situation out. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may prefer to be in control of your fate, but you may have to relinquish some control to someone else for the time being. It can be an eye-opening situation.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, good things are ahead in the weeks to come. Both your personal and professional lives are about to take a turn for the better, and you deserve these positive developments.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you have high hopes of solidifying a relationship this week and things will go according to plan so long as you stay focused. Enjoy the fruits of your labors.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, insecurities can hinder your plans this week. Think positively and you can accomplish whatever comes your way. Lean on a friend or two if need be.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, some interesting things unfold at the office this week. Your hard work and ability to keep a cool head will prevail, and others will notice.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, enjoy the company of others this week. Spend time with your friends and family and don’t be afraid to try new things. Fun times are ahead.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 You’re ready for fun and games even before the weekend arrives, Cancer. You may start daydreaming about all the plans to make. Just don’t let it distract you.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, the more you can focus on the tasks at hand, the faster you will accomplish each of your goals. Procrastination has no place in your week right now.




November 4 Forecast from


October 30th

AM Showers



49. Bring upon oneself 51. Leuciscus cephalus 52. Cold War foe U___ 53. Bumpkins or hayseeds 59. Fleshy seed cover 60. Golf ball prop 61. Antipathetic 62. Wait or tarry 63. Weather map line ___bar 64. Civilian dress 65. Relaxing resorts 66. Box (abbr.) 67. Burning crime CLUES DOWN 1. Informant (slang) 2. Olive tree genus 3. Armed conflicts 4. Am. Music Awards 5. Dance mix DJ Einhorn 6. Oxidation-reduction 7. Structure 8. Modern 9. Roman Conqueror 10. So. Honshu bay city 11. 8th C. BC minor Hebrew prophet 12. = to 100 satang 20. In active opposition 24. 007’s Flemming 26. 12th century Spanish hero El ___ 27. Macaw genus 28. Slave rebellion’s

Turner 29. Cuckoo 30. From a time 32. Applies with quick strokes 37. Fasten with string 38. Teller replacement 39. Command right 40. Sea eagle 42. Most closely set 43. __ Dhabi, Arabian capital 44. Marten furs 46. Strike workers 47. Thysanopter 48. Louise de la Ramee’s

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Iron Chancellor

58. Front of the leg

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You thrive on mental puzzles and complex concepts, Aquarius. So you’re ready to tackle whatever gets thrown your way this week. Challenges are your strong suit. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Carve out some time for going over your finances, Pisces. You may have some opportunites coming your

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS way, and you want your finances in order.

OCTOBER 25 Katy Perry, Singer (31)

OCTOBER 26 Keith Urban, Singer (48) OCTOBER 27 Simon LeBon, Singer (56) OCTOBER 28 Julia Roberts,

Saturday October 31st

Actress (48)

OCTOBER 29 Dan Castellaneta, Voice Actor (58) OCTOBER 30 Mark Hamill, Actor (64) OCTOBER 31 Matthew Morrison, Actor (37)


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Buying•Local•Used & Extra•Stuff

TWO SNOW TIRES: 235/65 R16 Glacier Grip II Used one winter, excellent condition $55 each call 864-2709 in Rangeley 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 670-5442 or 864-9068 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 361-2444 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 864-3846 16 FOOT OLD TOWN CAMPER CANOE Royalex very nice. $400.00 Rangeley 864-3966 CABELA’S FOLDABLE CANOE CARRIER Used

Once $60.00 864-3966


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. 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 with 9 feet of 6 inch pipe. Like new $300 670-8095.

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 207-557-2503, or email Jackie at jump422@gmail. com.

RESTAURANT/RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT. Dallas Hill Road, Rangeley. Base of Saddleback Mountain. Call 864-3612.

FREE CATS for adoption to a good home, all shapes, sizes and color. Call 8642000.

WESTERN SADDLE by Saddle Master, Excellent condition. Decorative with conchos white trip around cantel stirrups are white trim. $500.00 Phone 864-5882

PIANO - LESTER Spinet 64, dark finish, needs tuning & minor repair. 401/2”W-31”H-24”D. Buyer must move. Asking $200. 864-2153

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

2002 BLUE HARLEY FATBOY motorcycle trade for land or down payment on land/camp in Rangeley Plantation or Oquossoc area’s. <9k mileage. Tons of extras & chrome. Rick 3291696 or rdbois1@gmail. com.

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 684-3739

CLEARED HOUSE LOT overlooking Rangeley Lake. Excellent views of Rangeley Lake. Cleared and driveway in. Electric and phone on property.

VERMONT CASTING WOOD STOVE glass front doors can be fed from the front or back. Nearly new condition. $600.00. 8645882 Oquossoc

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. BLUE PINE DESK and cabinet, pierced tin doors. 3’x6’x6’, custom built.

email: • The Mountain Messenger is published by Turner Publishing Inc., P.O. Box 214, Turner, ME 04282-0214. Advertisers and those wishing to submit articles of interest can call 1-207-225-2076 or fax us at 1-207-225-5333, you can also send e-mail to us at: Any views expressed within this paper do not necessarily reflect those of this paper. This paper assumes no responsibility for typographical errors that may occur, but will reprint, at no additional cost, that part of any advertisement in which the error occurs before the next issue’s deadline. This paper also reserves the right to edit stories and articles submitted for publication. This paper is mailed on a weekly basis, FREE to all postal customers of Strong, Avon, Phillips, Madrid, Rangeley, and Oquossoc and the Plantations of Dallas, Rangeley & Sandy River.

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FOR SALE: 1984 Honda Motocycle, 700CC, 34,000 miles. $950 864-5489

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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

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Enter the MM Contest and you could win a $10 gift certificate to The Shed in Rangeley. One of the ads in this paper contains our MM Logo. Find the ad with the MM logo, cut it out then mail it to us with your name, address and phone number and all correct submissions will be entered into the drawing once a month or email information to Entries must be submitted by the Friday after the newspaper is published. Good Luck! Mail submissions to: MM Contest, PO Box 214, Turner, ME 04282 One winner per month. Odds of winning depends on the number of correct submissions. For advertising please email

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Local Provider Receives Recognition Rangeley Family Medicine’s Dorothy Mosher, FNP, has received Heart/Stroke recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA is a not-forprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. The Heart/Stroke Recognition Program was launched in 2003. It is a voluntary program, designed to recognize clinicians who use evidence-based measures and provide excellent care to persons with cardiovascular disease (CVD) or who have

had a stroke. The Heart Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP) assesses key quality performance measures that are based on national evidence-based guidelines for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Program measures include blood pressure control, cholesterol control, smoking status and cessation advice or treatment, and more. Learn more about this program at: Clinicians/HeartStrokeRecognitionProgramHSRP.aspx-

#sthash.3WbvVm7F. dpuf Rangeley Family Medicine is located at 42 Dallas Hill Road in Rangeley. For more information, contact the Health Center at (207) 864-3303 or visit Rangeley Family Medicine is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of eleven Federally Qualified Health Centers in Central and Western Maine. Dedicated providers deliver high quality medical and behavioral health care to citizens in over 80 rural communities. To

Rangeley Water District Flushing Notice The Rangeley Water District will be conducting maintenance flushing during the month of October. Chlorine smell and taste, discolored water, and lower than normal pressure may be ex-

OPEN Year Round EVERYDAY 7am-9pm

Dorothy Mosher, FNP

Hunters Breakfast

perienced periodically during this time. RWD apologizes in advance for any inconvenience that customers may experience. Please call 864-5680 with any questions or concerns. n

Come wash your duds at Suds & Sizzle!

ensure access for everyone, HealthReach accepts Medicare, MaineCare and major insurances. In addition, an Affordable Care Program is available to uninsured and underinsured residents as well as assistance with applications for programs that help with the cost of health care and medications including the Health Insurance Marketplace. A private, non-profit celebrating a 40year history, HealthReach is funded by patient fees, grants and individual donations. n

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

TANNING is available on a walk in basis and by appointment




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Offering a full line of quality Landscaping Services from design to maintenance. •Camp Checks, Openings & Closings •Patios, Walkways & Flower Beds •Tree Installation •Docks, Built & Installed •New Lawns •Skidsteer & Tractor Work


•Hydroseeding •Drip Edges •Rock & Railroad Tie Retaining Walls •Roto Tilling •Excavation •Lawn Maintenance •Sweeping, Commercial & Residential

•Trucking Material (Loam, Bark Mulch, Shale, Sand) •Driveways •Rock Raking •Tree Work, Chipping, Lot and Vista Clearing •Stump Grinding Services



•Fully Insured •Quality Work •Free Estimates

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Thank You for Reading!

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The Phillips Area Vitalizer News Briefs & Updates Lions Club Auction Set: The Phillips-Strong Lions Club will hold its annual auction on November 14 (starting at 5 pm) at the Phillips Elementary School. Currently, Lions Club members are seeking donations and items for the auction. Anyone with an item to donate may contact a Lion and a Lion will come pick up

the item. The 8th Gradeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hunters Breakfast is set for Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4:30 to 9:30 am at Phillips school. Menu: eggs, pancakes, home fries or hash browns, bacon, sausage, toast, English muffins, bagels, and waffles (new this year), milk, juice, and coffee. Adults $6, children under 12, $4. Legion Events: The American Le-

gion Auxiliary at 15 Depot Street in Phillips hosts Texas Hold-Em: 1st and 3rd Fridays, Regular Bingo: 2nd and 4th Fridays, Cribbage: Every Wed. at 6:30, $5 entry fee, bring a partner to play with you. Refreshments served at all events. The Phillips Community Church Sunday Service Time has changed to 10:45 a.m. Phillips November Craft Fair: Plans are

underway for the annual Craft Fair at the Community House on Main St. in Phillips. The fair is on Saturday, November 14, from 9a.m. to 2p.m., and includes an attractive assortment of items suitable for gift giving, all made by local artisans. Table rental is $10. The fair benefits the Community of Christian Women and Phillips Community Church.

FMI: Jeanne Conroy, 639-3000. A Hunter Safety Course will be offered on Oct. 22, Nov. 5, & Nov. 6, from 6 to 9 pm at Webster Hall in Kingfield. For more information or to register call 2654637. The Phillips 8th Grade Holiday Craft Fair is set for Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9AM-2PM. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for talented crafters, and still have tables

available. To book a table, contact the school at 639-2909. Eable cost is $10 ea ch. Meeting and Event Schedule Nov. 3: PACC board meets, Tuesday, 4:30 pm, Phillips Area Community Center Nov. 10: Selectmen meet, Tuesday, 6 pm, Town Office Nov. 11: Chamber of Commerce meets, Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Town Office. n

and trees soon grew up around them and towered over the land. The rocky glacial debris was buried and completely forgotten until early European settlers arrived on the scene. I was reminded of all this recently as I sat on our deck and watched someone build a stone wall in our neighbors yard. It was not something Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d pay to watch, but for what I paid it was a good show. I was impressed by how skillfully he worked as he took a stone from a nearby pile, tossed it in the air a few times to find its balance and then placed it right where it belonged â&#x20AC;&#x201C; right where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably wanted to be for the last few hundred-thousand years. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d then

turn toward the pile and grabbed another stone and another, as he worked his way along and the wall slowly grew. I thought: why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I do this in my workshop where chaos reigns and nothing is where it wants to be, or where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like it to be? But, back to the pile of rocks. Early settlers here in New England started cutting down the trees to build houses and boats and deforesting much of New England as they went along. When the trees were cut and the land laid bare, glacial rocks bubbled to the surface. All this activity had to take place just so this master wall builder could come along some warm September afternoon and find just the right places for the rocks in his pile. n

Rocks In My Head tures began rising the glacier began moving across the mountains, crushing them into the stones that fill New England from one end to another. For thousands of years the glacier went slipping and sliding over the mountains toward the ocean, doing an extreme makeover of our New England landscape in the process. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask me how they know, but geologists say New Hampshireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s White Mountains used to be more than 12,000 feet high before the glacier did its rearranging. That means a lot of those mountains were lopped off those impressive peaks and ground into stones that were perfect for

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Who knows how they know these things but some historian claims that there used to be 250,000 miles of stone walls in New England, give or take a few yards. If you want some idea of how long that is the same historian says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a wall that could go around the world 10 times. If you need another example, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about the same distance from here to the moon. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of stones and a lot of walls. The rocks that built those walls were once part of the towering eastern mountain range. For a few thousand years these stones lay buried under a glacier that was over a mile high. When tempera-

the stone walls that would be built later. But it would be thousands of years before the stonewall was invented, so it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean much at the time. Our once mile-high glacier fi-

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Special guest at this year’s Dempsey Challenge was Joan Lunden (in pink). The well-known television personality is a breast cancer survivor and was invited to be in the Amgen Cancer Survivors’ Walk. Far right: Patrick Dempsey’s daughter and twin sons. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel) Bates College had six different fundraising teams in the 2015 Dempsey Challenge. Here one of the all female groups gets a Saturday morning ‘selfie’ with Patrick Dempsey in Center. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

Dempsey Challenge participants writing notes about their loved ones on the large poster at the entrance to Payne/Simard Park in Lewiston. . (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

The seventh annual Dempsey Challenge was a success despite the cold weather and the occasional chilly rain shower. The fundraiser was started by Maine native Patrick Dempsey, well-known for his character Dr. Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy and his movies in the late 80s and 90s. His mother’s longtime bout with Ovarian Cancer moved him

to use his success to reach out through the hospital that greatly helped Amanda Dempsey with her battle. (She passed away in March of 2014.) Central Maine Medical Center became the recipient of a significant start-up capital donation by Patrick Dempsey, and the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing became a reality in

Just a few examples of the dozens of Dempsey Challenge teams’ T-Shirt logos that could be seen on the backs of bikers, runners and walkers who were raising money for the Dempsey Center. . (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)

continuing efforts of the Dempsey Center. The Center, part of CMMC, regularly offers workshops, seminars, counselling and other assistance to cancer patients and

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and the curious attending the event. In addition to the regular appearance of a few professional bikers this year featured television personality and cancer survivor Joan Lunden. Lunden walked in the Amgen Cancer Survivors’ Walk and was special speaker at a special event for the top fund raisers. Patrick Dempsey, as usual participated in the bike ride (one thousand riders), but spent much of his time at the many booths and events in Simard/ Payne Memorial Park. Patrick noted again in his comment to the crowd how much he enjoyed coming back to Maine. This year he brought along his daughter and twin boys to experience the event with their dad and talk with the people. Over 500 teams, many wearing special T-Shirts, participated in memory of a loved one or just to raise money for a good cause. From shirts declaring “Aimee’s Awesome Army” to “You Are Not Alone” and “Maine Cycling Club” to “Scrappy Women” were seen on the roads and in the park. By Bill Van Tassel n

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Annual Holiday Fair Episcopal Church Women’s Annual Holiday Fair will take place from 9:30am to 1:00pm on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 2614 Main Street, Rangeley. There will be tables with gifts and treasures galore, a

Christmas table with homemade crafts and a holiday food table with a variety of home baked sweets A luncheon will be served from 11:00am to 1:00pm. On the menu will be fish chowder, grilled ham and cheese sandwich

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plate, egg salad sandwich plate, cold and hot drinks and apple cranberry crisp. The Thrift Shop Fashion Show will start at 12:00 noon. Stop by to shop, visit, have lunch and be entertained! n

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Colorado Elk Hunt A group of five RRG&SA members will present stories and slide-show about their “Horseback Elk Hunt Adventure in Steamboat Springs Colorado” as the

monthly meeting held on Thursday, November 19th. The monthly meeting is open to the public with a potluck dinner starting at 5:30pm. The RRG&SA’s Clubhouse is lo-

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Contradance A contradance will be held on Saturday, November 14, at the Farmington Grange, Bridge Street, West Farmington. The Family Dance will be from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Cost is $1, child and $2, adult. Sit-ins with the

band are welcome. Pot luck snacks will be from 7:30pm to 8:00pm. Regular Contra with Franklin County Fiddlers playing and John MacIntire calling will be from 8:00pm to 10:30pm. Cost is $6adults/$5students

or $15 family max. All dances taught. Beginners are welcome. No partner necessary. For more information, call 491-9928, email or visit www.starleft. org. n

Rumford Elementary School Craft Fair

Rumford Elementary students, Lucas Drapeau, Katherine Rice, Alivia Knox, and Jackson Bisson, holding the RES Craft Fair Banner. The Craft Fair is Saturday October 31st from 9 AM to 2 PM at Rumford Elementary School on Lincoln Ave. in Rumford. Many different crafts will be for sale. The ABC Cafe will be serving lunch. The event is open to the public. Rangeley Health and Wellness (RHW) is seeking a part time Program Provider for our HELP (Helping Elders Live in Place) Adult Respite Care Program. The program will be held one day a week beginning in the new year. The ideal candidate must create and implement a group program for moderately cognitively impaired individuals. Duties include but are not limited to creating an individual service plan and implementing daily living skills. Must supervise volunteer staff. Must be at least 21 with a minimum of one year experience with elderly care and a minimum certication as a Personal Support Specialist (PSS), CAN, MA, RCA or PCA. Please email your resume and cover letter to or RHW POB 722 Rangeley ME 04970.

From left, Franklin Memorial Hospital physical therapists, Rebecca Gagnon-Pillsbury, MSPT, ATC, CLT; and Heather Patterson, PT.

Two Franklin Memorial Hospital (FMH) physical therapists, Rebecca Gagnon-Pillsbur y, MSPT, ATC, CLT; and Heather Patterson, PT; recently completed an extensive three-day course in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, level 1, offered by the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. As a result, they are accepting referrals from primary care providers to treat female patients who have pelvic floor disorders. Through the normal movement and stresses associated with daily living, a woman’s pelvic floor can weaken or carry undue stress, resulting in urinary or bowel urgency, incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, back pain, or pain with intercourse. Physical therapy can break into those dysfunctional cycles through education,


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behavior modification, and exercises to facilitate normal coordination of pelvic floor muscles. Patients seeking treatment will have an initial evaluation that includes an extensive history interview, examination of the spine and lower extremities, biofeedback assessment of the pelvic floor muscles and abdominal muscles, an internal pelvic floor assessment, and education and initiation of a home program of exercises. “We are very excited to have our physical therapy department add the treatment of pelvic floor disorders to the services we provide,” said Susan Loughrey, FMH interim director of physical rehabilitation & sports medicine. “Many women suffer from urgency, urinary and stress incontinence, back pain, and pelvic pain that can have a great impact on their lives. A woman who suffers from these symptoms should talk to

her doctor about it; incontinence can be treated.” Patterson and Gagnon-Pillsbury plan to also complete levels 2 and 3 offered by the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association, which will result in a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP). The CAPP is awarded to physical therapists who complete three courses of training in pelvic physical therapy, pass written and clinical testing requirements at each level, and successfully complete a written case report. Other women’s health services offered by the FMH Physical Therapy department include: treatment for back pain related to pregnancy and post-partum issues; lymphedema; post-operative breast care; treatment of lower back pain; and osteoporosis. For more information or appointments call 779-2620. n

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Baked Treats Worth the Effort Baked goods can take some time to prepare. But as many baking enthusiasts know, the results are well worth the effort. Such is the case with the following recipe for “Pistachio Honey Rolls” from Marguerite Marceau Henderson’s “Small Sweet Treats” (Gibbs Smith). Pistachio Honey Rolls Makes 32 rolls 2 cups shelled pistachio nuts 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 16 sheets phyllo dough, rolled out and kept covered with a damp towel 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1/2 cup honey, warmed Place the nuts, sugar, cinnamon and orange zest in a food processor and grind until nuts are finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Place a sheet of phyllo dough on a work surface. Keep the remaining sheets covered with a damp towel after each sheet is used. Brush the sheet of phyllo with butter, top with another sheet of phyllo and brush with more butter. Lightly spread the sheet of phyllo into four strips lengthwise. Roll up each strip, starting at the bottom, and place on a Silpator parchment-lined baking sheet, seam-side down. Continue with remaining 14 sheets of phyllo and nut filling. Bake on the middle rack of a preheated 375 F oven for 15 minutes. While still warm, drizzle with honey. Allow to cool completely before serving.

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Tim Baker Nature Trail Becomes a Reality

The Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (RRG&SA) recently sponsored a team of young adults called the AMERICORPS (NCCC). Team members, pictured, worked to make appropriate changes and complete the Tim Baker Nature Trail on the grounds of the RRG&SA clubhouse.

The Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (RRG&SA) recently sponsored a 10 member team of young adults called the AMERICORPS (NCCC) whose purpose is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through direct teambased national and community service. Amanda Gardner DOI/VISTA site director organized a

schedule of work to make appropriate changes and complete the Tim Baker Nature Trail on the grounds of the RRG&SA clubhouse. Tim Baker was a valued member of the RRG&SA board of directors. He was the ultimate volunteer as his help was appreciated by many town organizations. Elaine Holcombe began the first cutting of this

trail 4 years ago and now it is finished. The trail is a low impact, natural looking pathway that minimizes disturbances to the surrounding vegetation and wildlife while providing aesthetic appeal. Furthermore its purpose is to offer a discovery trail to actively involve families and children, especially in learning about the flora and fauna of

the area. The trail is circuitous as it moves through a variety of forest zones featuring unique species of plants. The hike begins at the wooden bridge. There are wood and tree bridges to navigate as the hiker travels from low to higher elevation. There is a meadow observable from the path where one might see deer and other animals.


The trail ends at the far end of the Clubhouse property by the fishing pond but the walk continues as one can observe the perimeter plants as well as watch the trout rise on the pond. The NCCC AmeriCorps crew thanks everyone who helped make their experience not only meaningful and interesting, but also productive. A dedication and

ribbon cutting ceremony will be organized June of 2016. The trail offers not only an educational but also peaceful woodland experience. An interpretive pamphlet with a map is being planned for the future. For more information on the RRG&SA, visit www. rangeleyoutdoors. com. 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 individual 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



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