Norway celebrates its snowshoe history with a festival this weekend

Brenda Melhus
Competitors try to race across the finish line during last year's Snowshoe Wife Carry - the only of its kind in the world - during the Norway Snowshoe Festival

NORWAY — A candle-lit snow-filled trek, a three-legged race, musical chairs and a wife carrying contest, all of this and more can be done for free — and on snowshoes — as part of the fifth annual Norway Snowshoe Festival this weekend. The three-day event is organized by the Norway-based Western Foothills Land Trust with help from Norway […]

Oxford Plains Dragway meeting heats up the crowd

It was standing room only on Sunday afternoon as roughly 150 people attend the racers meeting for the Oxford Dragway.

OXFORD — If attendance at Sunday’s meeting was any indication, Oxford Plains Dragway is revving up for a spectacular 2015 season. It was standing room only at Oxford’s Anderson Staples American Legion Post 112 on King Street with the roughly 150 people in attendance spilling over into the vestibule. Oxford Plains Dragway owner Jeff Shock and […]

Ice fishermen are a special kind of fish out of water

David Billings, of Otisfield, holds a 21.5 inch togue, or lake trout, he caught while ice fishing on Thompson Lake on Sunday.

OTISFIELD—David Billings steps outside of the shanty his grandson built and immediately points his finger to the orange flag that’s tipped up from the hole in the ice just 15 feet beyond. He quickly walks over to the edge of the ice, bends down and looks at the line. “I think he stole my bait,” […]

Moore takes down opponent to honor coach

(From left) Assistant coach Thomas Langley Jr., Ron Stephens and Norway native and Olympic hopeful Amelia Moore pose for a photo after Moore's victory against Lindsay Kyajohnian on Saturday night at an event put on by the Portland Boxing Club.

PORTLAND—When Norway native Amelia Moore stepped into the boxing ring Saturday night, she knew what she had to do. There was no other option, nor was their a doubt in her mind—she would emerge victorious. She had to—not for herself, but for her coach, Thomas Langley Sr., who was hospitalized at the time of Moore’s […]

Norway native fights her way to the Olympics

Norway native Amelia Moore and her coach and trainer ,Thomas Langley Sr., snap a post-win photo after the South Atlantic Regional Golden Gloves Novice Finals at Sugar Ray Gym in Palmer Park, Md.

Amelia Moore hits the ring in Portland on Saturday By Erin Place COLUMBIA, Md.—Norway native and the 2014 Maryland Novice Golden Gloves champion Amelia Moore is going for the one-two punch when she fights in Portland this weekend—she’ll further her boxing career and her local friends and family get to see her compete. The 24-year-old […]

Ball game for Millet scores a home run

PLAY BALL—Local firemen (in red) played policemen last Sunday in a softball game that was held in memory of Norway Fire Captain David Millett.

By Amanda Johnson PARIS—”Play ball,” someone in the crowd shouts as the players take to the field. Oxford County firemen were pitted against Oxford County police officers in a softball game last Sunday that was held in memory of Norway Fire Captain David Millett, who died in May shortly after attending to a fire. Thinking […]

Vikings onward to the state finals

The Oxford Hills girls Vikings beat Edward Little 54 to 34 in the Eastern Maine Class A finals to advance to the state championship game. The Vikings led 26 to 17 at half time and opened up a 20 point lead in the fourth quarter. It was the Red Eddies (19-2) largest loss of the […]