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Rangeley, ME: An Angel in Rangeley

Finally comes the moment everyone’s been waiting for: Mary and Joseph walk in carrying baby Jesus — usually the newest baby in town, though often, as it happens, “baby Jesus” is a girl. Then come the Cub Scouts dressed in their shepherd costumes, followed by the Wise Men who present their gifts. When the lights dim, the crowd stills, and the music begins. And then all of Rangeley, packed shoulder to shoulder, lift their voices to sing “Silent Night.” Outside, the Giving Tree stands shimmering in Lakeside Park, a bright beacon in a dark December night.

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2 Responses to Rangeley, ME: An Angel in Rangeley

  1. Doris Matthews December 9, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    What a great and amazing place to live! All the people up there in Rangeley and Lac Megantic show quiet and careful pride in their place on earth. I hope to visit one day and witness this December magic in person.

  2. william smith September 19, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    I used to travel throughout New England for my company and visit the many technical locations under my jurisdiction, and I am not surprised by the “giving spirit” of the folks in Rangeley. I spent many a season filling-in for one of my Maine managers so he could visit his daughter and other “flat-landers” as we Bostonians were known as, and I always felt welcomed by the folks in Rangeley. Every day I was warmly greeted by the town folk and was constantly asked if I needed a place to stay or get lunch or dinner. The people are genuine and nice. Bill Smith

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