A small Maine town, a quiet life, a great place to live

























In Phillips we have an old Maine way about us. It has never been a Mainer’s trait to say anything that wasn’t absolutely necessary. Our quietness comes out of respect for each other’s space and privacy. Our intimacy comes from sharing times together ... stocking up at the store in preparation for a storm, gathering at a bean supper in the Community Hall, lining up along Main Street to see the Old Home Days Parade.

We look out for each other here. We leave our cars running in the parking lot during the cold weather. We’ll wave to you as we drive by whether or not we know you, and the appropriate response is to wave back, just a finger or a hand twitch will do. Smiling is appreciated, but optional.

We like the quietness of our life here, we love the beauty of our mountains and clean rivers, and we’re proud of our hardworking way of life. We hope this website will encourage you to visit us for a little while, or a long while. We’d love to hear from you. Write to us at info@phillipsmaine.com.  




  Phillips Chamber of Commerce will meet Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM for election of officers. In order for the Chamber to function this need is immediate. A quorum of the board of directors is necessary for this election. The thirteen directors are elected to three-year terms, expiring in 2017. (last election was held in 2014) The standing board consists of the following people: Lori Berry, Steve Smith, Tami Bredeau, Janet White, Bruce Godin, Mel Galusha, Lincoln Haines, Dina Goodwin, Jan Norton, Todd Olson, Steve Townley, Larry Pinkham, Jim Engel. If you see your name listed, or you wish to hold an office, please make every effort to attend the meeting. The chamber cannot hold an election without at least seven directors present.



Boards and Committees:  Application here  Drop off at Town Office. 

Board of Appeals - Opening for  one member and two alternates.

Planning Board - Vacancy for alternate

Phillips Fire Department seeking volunteers.  Info at 639-FIRE.

Upcoming Meetings   

Selectmen's Meeting - Tuesday- Sept 27 - 6:00 pm at Town Office.
     Selectmen's  AGENDA - Posted either day before or day of meeting, if available.

-  Planning Board Meeting - Monday - Oct. 10 - 6:00 pm at Town Office.

-  Planning Board Workshop only meeting - Monday - Sept 26 - 6:00 pm at Town Office.

-  Phillips Area Community Center  meeting - Tuesday - Oct 4 -  4:30 pm - at the PACC -

 Phillips Chamber of Commerce - Wednesday - October 12 - 6:30 pm at the Phillips Town Office.

-  Sandy River Business Assoc - Wed - Oct 19 - 6:00 pm  - at Shadagee Meeting Room.
-  Phillips Area Micro Loan Committee meeting - Wed - October 19 - 4:00 pm at Phillips Town Office.

Events -

- Oct 1 - Saturday - The Ghost Train - at the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR Museum begins at 6:30 pm with tickets sold until 9:30 pm - Phillips Middle School 8th Grade Class  providing the decorations, spooks and concession stand. More info here

- Oct 1-15  - 25th AnnualScarecrow Reunion, Main St at intersection of Rtes 149 & 142 - Judging on Oct. 8 - Sponsored by Phillips Conservation Commission - Entry form and contest rules.

- Oct 7 - Friday - Phillips Community Church, U.C.C. Chicken Supper - 5 pm-6:30 pm - Phillips Middle School.

- Oct 7 & 8 - Friday and Saturday -  Old Books & Silent Bid Art Sale - at Phillips Public Library - Books sale on Friday and Saturday - Silent Bid Art Sale - Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm. 

- Oct 8 - Saturday - Fall Fest 

- Oct 8 - Saturday - Native Oak concert - 7 pm - at the Phillips Area Community Center.

- Oct 8 & 9 - Saturday & Sunday - SR&RL RR Train will run regular hours on both days. Powered by Monson #3 steam engine.

- Oct. 15 (Sat evening) & 16 (Sunday matinee) - Phillips Follies IV - at the Phillips Area Community Center. More details later.  

Recurring Events

 - Little White Church Antiques & More - Eats & Treats Café - Main St - Wednesday thru Sunday -May 18 thru Oct 16 - 9 am to 4 pm.

- Stove Top Country Store Antiques & Decoratives - Main St - Thursday thru Saturday - 10 am-5 pm - Memorial Day weekend - Columbus Day weekend  

- Creative Collections - Pleasant St - Saturday and Sundays - 10 am to 3 pm 

- Phillips Historical House - Open on 1st and 3rd Sundays, May thru Oct - 1 pm to 3 pm.

Community Fiber Gatherings - 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month - at the Community House, Main Street - noon to 3 pm - bring your lunch - for all crafts: knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needlepoint - sewing - meet neighbors and share your knowledge. Questions? Call Kate at 639-2012

- Maine Native Driftwood Santas - Thursday thru Saturday, until Christmas - Noon to 5:00 pm or whenever the OPEN sign is out. Located at 32 River Rd (Rt 149 South)

- Poker Hold-Em - Held on 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month - American Legion, Depot St. - Refreshments.

- Bingo - Held on 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month - American Legion, Depot St. - Refreshments. Suspended temporarily.

- Cribbage - Every Wed - 6:30 pm - $5 entry fee, bring a partner to play with you - American Legion, Depot St. - Refreshments.

- Al-Anon Meeting - Every 1st Tuesday of the month  - 7 pm to 8 pm - Avon Town Office, Rt. 4, Avon.  Closed meeting. Questions - contact Carol at 639-5421.


Phillips Area Vitalizer Newsletter - Vol 2 - #7 - November 9, 2015

Phillips Area Community Center (PACC)
Leaders of the PACC Annual Letter  2015 end of year & membership application

The Phillips Public Library and the Paul G. Whittemore Building:
Yesterday and Today - Video  The Library Studio Video A Day in the Life of a Small Town Librarian  Video


PFor more information, please write to info@phillipsmaine.com