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  • Published
    August 9, 2018

    Skowhegan State Fair Daily Program

    (subject to change without notice) Thursday August 9 FAIR Cash Sweepstakes $500 Drawing Co-Sponsored by: Skowhegan Savings Bank & Skowhegan State Fair 7:00 AM Gates Open 10:00 AM Antique Power Show Opens 10:00 AM 4-H Horse Show (COL) 10:00 AM Poultry Show (PSB) 12:00 PM All Exhibition Halls Open 12:00 PM Bingo for Charity-Longerberger® prizes […]

  • Published
    August 9, 2018

    Hight family shares 70-car collection of restored antiques

    Display commemorates the 200th anniversary of the fair.

  • Published
    August 9, 2018

    Fearless Flores Family performs on ‘Globe of Death’

    Demolition derby, harness racing and $5,000 grand prize on tap.

  • Published
    August 9, 2018

    After 200 years, Skowhegan Fair retains much of its old-time flavor

    Modern programs and shows keep it lively and upbeat.

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Light, luscious and lovely: summer fruit desserts

    Summer in Maine may be lamentably short, but that’s all the more reason to celebrate the season while it’s here with fruit freshly picked from the garden, vine or tree. Even if you don’t grow your own, it’s easy to find local farm stands, farmers’ markets, and “pick your own” opportunities where you get to […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    More women are getting into politics but many are still hesitant

    Every year, citizens in Maine municipalities choose candidates willing to serve on their behalf as decision-makers and leaders. Voters go to the polls and town meetings to elect city councilors, selectpersons, planning and school board representatives, budget committee members, county commissioners and sheriffs at the local level. They choose by secret ballot or by raising […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Add some pizazz to life with a jazzy pair of boots

    Even Cowgirls get the Blues. I never particularly liked horses after having been scraped through the lilacs by an out of control roan, disguised as a “gentle mare,” while my relatives roared. And later, bitten by a greedy equine wanting my cotton candy at the fair . . . But shoes, boots and hats would […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    ‘What You Should Know: A Field Guide to Three Sisters Farm’

    Summer. A time to relax, breathe, savor. With our troubled, complicated world and our busy lives, that can be easier said than done. A most effective and worthwhile remedy: a small, thoughtful book, an easily portable paperback intriguingly titled “What You Should Know: A Field Guide to Three Sisters Farm”. It is in fact a […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Inland Hospital helps its community find resources for food and other needs

    Inland Hospital is working with the Good Shepherd Food Bank on a pilot project to provide emergency food kits at medical practices. By asking patients questions like “Have you run out of food or feared running out in the last 12 months?” during medical visits. When the need is obvious, the care provider alerts the […]

  • Published
    July 19, 2018

    Cannon’s enthusiasm keeps Main Street Skowhegan moving

    Leader says recreation and agriculture both important.

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