This Week: What You Need to Know

January 12, 2015

I read somewhere recently that Truckee, CA was the coldest place in the U.S. Given this past week, I might do some additional digging and send them screenshots of the umpteen-hundred local digital thermometer readings that peppered by Facebook newsfeed. It was COLD. But then again, as someone smarter than I pointed out, welcome to January in Maine.

Red Bull Frozen Rush
While the weather outside certainly made most want to hunker down indoors, there were a number of races and events that lured us outside anyway. Once such event was the Red Bull Frozen Rush at Sunday River. Gould Academy senior Paige Conroy was tapped on the shoulder by Red Bull and asked to sing the National Anthem. Paige also sang the National Anthem for them during the 2014 Frozen Rush event. From what we can tell, her performance didn’t make their live stream coverage (and should have!), but it should be included in the packaged cut of Frozen Rush action airing on NBC’s Red Bull Signature Series on March 1. Until then, here’s an amateur cut taken by me of Paige and a clip from Red Bull from Frozen Rush. Talk about exciting!


Mahoosuc Arts Council Presents: “The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Simpson”
From today’s Sun Journal: The Mahoosuc Arts Council will screen the film “The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Simpson” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, Executive Director Aranka Matolcsy said Monday morning. Matolcsy said that the Mahoosuc Arts Council was presenting the film, directed by Wiscasset composer and filmmaker Sumner McKane, as part of the council’s Performing Arts Series. “McKane reached out to me about three years ago, when he was about to release his previous movie, ‘In the Blood,’ which was about lumbermen and river drivers,” Matolcsy said. “When we screened that movie, it went over extremely well. I told him to keep us in mind if he ever had another project.” Tickets to the screening are $15, and free to all School Administrative District 44 and SAD 17 students.

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