Teamwork in wilderness areas saves lives
If you head northwest from Lewiston, and drive nearly all the way to the Canadian border, you’ll find one of Maine’s most unique and isolated communities. Rangeley is well known for its crystal clear lakes, picturesque mountains and bountiful outdoor recreation opportunities.
But when you’re in Rangeley, or any of the 800 square miles of mountains and wilderness covered by Rangeley Fire Rescue and NorthStar Ambulance, you’re in one of the most remote communities in Maine. Sometimes two hours or more away from help, out here locals take responsibility for each other in a way that’s uncommon in less remote areas.
Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster family commits $3 million to a third helicopter for LifeFlight
Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster has pledged $3 million to LifeFlight’s campaign for a third helicopter, half of the total needed for the aircraft. The Port Clyde- and Rockland-based business cites LifeFlight’s dedication to excellence, emergency readiness and proven success as reasons why Bean has chosen this holiday season to make a significant gift and inspire others to do the same.
Swimmers from near and far raise more than $110,000 to support LifeFlight in Islesboro Crossing’s sophomore year
Sixty open water swimmers braved the chilly Atlantic last Saturday to swim the 3.1-mile channel from Lincolnville to Islesboro in the 2nd annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight. Each swimmer had spent the weeks and months leading up to the event gathering pledges from friends and family to raise money for LifeFlight to purchase advanced medical equipment and aircraft. These dedicated athletes raised more than $110,000, quadrupling the amount raised in the event’s first year.