Mystery Group Postponed

Submitted by Annette Banker on December 30, 2019 - 2:06pm

Human Foosball gets folks kickin' for food insecurity

Submitted by Seth Barden on December 26, 2019 - 6:37pm
Linked from: WABI TV5

MILO, Maine (WABI)- One popular table-top sport was scaled up to human size for a local fundraiser.

The Bissell Brothers Tap Room partnered with Piscataquis Regional Food Center for hold a Human Foosball Winter World Cup.

The event was part of the Three Rivers Winter Carnival and allowed teams to compete in a full-scale game of Foosball.

Events like this are what Bissell Brothers enjoy putting on to help bring folks together and give back to their hometown.

“Everyone seems to agree that they needed something like this in the community,” says Peter Bissel, one of the owners. “They weren’t quite sure what that was, so it’s been a lot of work to be coming up here to do this. I’m really proud of the effort that the whole group has put forward. We have this really unique thing up here now. It’s really great to see it get out to use and to see people enjoying themselves.”

Proceeds from the event will go towards PRFC for combating food insecurity.

58th Annual Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby

Submitted by Seth Barden on December 26, 2019 - 6:35pm

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Brownville Library News
Submitted by Seth Barden on December 26, 2019 - 6:34pm

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Submitted by Annette Banker on December 18, 2019 - 4:03pm

Ice disk catches attention after forming on Piscataquis River in Milo

Submitted by Seth Barden on December 17, 2019 - 11:18pm
Linked from: WABI TV5

By Catherine Pegram  |  Posted: Tue 9:55 AM, Dec 17, 2019  | 

MILO, Maine (WABI) - Folks in Milo enjoyed quite a sight Tuesday morning when an ice disk formed on the Piscataquis River.

Louise Rhoda lives on Elm Street along the river and captured the ice disk in a picture Tuesday morning.

She says she's been in the area since 1983 and has never seen anything like it in her more than 35 years there.

An ice disk is thought to form in a body of water where there's a circular current creating a whirlpool effect.

Last winter a large ice disk formed in the Presumpscot River in Westbrook and quickly gained international fame.

The Milo ice disk broke up later in the morning when it drifted downstream and passed under the Route 6 bridge.

Ken Hatchette Publishes First Novel

Submitted by Susan Worcester on December 17, 2019 - 8:37pm

Kenneth Hatchette’s first attempt at a novel loosely based on his memories (and those of his friends) of Brownville Junction can be enjoyed in his new book The Great Chase available on Here is the write up you will find on Amazon about the new book: "During the post-WWII era of the 1950’s and 60’s, something is happening in America that affects everyone. It is compelling, exciting, and contagious. Three key elements define the period. They are, Kids, Cars, and Rock-n-Roll. Throw in the discovery of the first Phone Booth Time Machine ever into the mix, and things get interesting. The story this book contains is a virtual encyclopedia of events describing how Smallville, U.S.A. kids grew up during an era of ever-changing social norms driven by never-ending leapfrogging technological advancements and adapting to their new, awe-inspiring lifestyles. Embedded in the book are neat stories of high school, first cars, first jobs, and new experiences. A tale about neighborhood dogs getting payback from unwitting perpetrators for reasons unknown is hilarious.The stable and prevailing element that mattered most in Smallville is the appointment of the Town's Constable. Sustaining a calm and gracious nature, he keeps the citizens of Smallville safe and at ease through several generations without exhibiting the frailties of overreach, excessive force, ineptitude, intimidation or hypocrisy even when provoked by the kids who live here. The buried diamond cross makes a cameo appearance, and one of the cars showcased in this book may be possessed. “Pssst, I am not possessed, a screw or two loose maybe, but not possessed.” If you like gearhead car builds, American Graffiti, Dr. Who and Happy Days, you might like this book.”

Giant ice disc stuns Milo, then disintegrates

Submitted by Seth Barden on December 17, 2019 - 6:57pm

By Erin Rhoda, BDN Staff • December 17, 2019 11:27 am
Updated: December 17, 2019 12:45 pm

Louise and Stephen Rhoda have watched a number of riveting things happen outside their back door, which faces the Piscataquis River in Milo: deer trying to cross the ice, flooding and, over the last three years, baby eagles.

But on Tuesday morning they woke to something they had never seen before: a spinning disc of ice that nearly spanned the entire width of the river.

“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Louise Rhoda on Tuesday morning. The couple has lived in the home since 1983, and Stephen Rhoda grew up on the opposite side of the river. “I’ve seen pictures of other places but never dreamed we’d look out here and see it.”

Others watched a time lapse video of the disc captured by a webcam. It appeared to form where the Sebec River runs into the Piscataquis River.

A giant ice disc was spotted Tuesday morning in the Piscataquis River in Milo. The spinning mass of ice stunned residents before it drifted downstream toward the Route 6 bridge and disintegrated.

This isn’t the first spinning mass of ice to catch the public’s attention. The southern Maine city of Westbrook found itself in the international spotlight 11 months ago, when a massive spinning ice disc formed on the Presumpscot River.

Onlookers from near and far crowded the river’s banks for a glimpse of the 100-yard circular ice formation. Westbrook even capitalized on its momentary internet fame to urge the sudden flood of gawkers to visit local restaurants and businesses.

But ice discs aren’t exclusive to either Milo or Westbrook. After the appearance of the moon-like disc in Westbrook, others were spotted near Millinocket in Penobscot County, Surry in Hancock County and Haynesville in Aroostook County. In 2014, a mysterious ice circle was spotted in a small stream in Benedicta up in The County.

Ice discs have been known to appear in the Arctic, Scandinavia and Canada,...

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