huroardA 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  




2018 Old Home Days  August 12 - 19; Parade on August 17, 5 pm
 Parade Theme: 'Rock and Roll is Here to Stay'


                          Town of Phillips Animal Control Officer
Applications and a job description may be obtained at the Town Office, 15 Russell St, Phillips.  The job will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The Town of Phillips is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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

Budget Committee - Opening for one member. Meetings start in mid-March.

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

Planning Board - Vacancy for one alternate.

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


- Selectmen's Meeting  - Tuesday - June 26 - 6:00 pm at Town Office.

  Selectmen's  AGENDA - Posted either day before or day of the meeting, if available.

-  Planning Board Meeting - Monday - July 9 - 6:00 pm at Town Office.

-  Phillips Area Community Center meeting - Tuesday - July 3 -  4:30 pm - at the PACC.

 Phillips Chamber of Commerce -  Thursday - June 14 - 6:00 pm - at Shadagee Common Room.  Come help plan for the 2018 Old Home Days.

Sandy River Business Association -  Wednesday - June 20 - 6:00 pm  - at Shadagee All-Purpose Room.


- June 22 - Friday - The Porch Party Mamas - Urban folk, country & blues -  7 pm to 9 pm - $15 adults -.Phillips Area Community Center, Depot St - Refreshments available.

- July 6 - Friday - Tumbledown (Alan Collins & Scott Swan) - Mellow duo, guitar, and keyboard to soft rock - 7 pm to 9 pm - $10 - Phillips Area Community Center, Depot St. Refreshments available.


Recurring Events

Yoga and Crafts - Wednesdays - 11 am to noon for yoga sessions - 1 pm to 3 pm for craft sessions - Bring your own project and work with others - at Phillips Public Library. No charge - Call Sharon at 639-4488.

- Narrow Gauge Quilters - Weekly meetings on Thursday at 1 pm at the Phillips Library.
Open to all quilters or want-to-be quilters.

- Community Fiber Gatherings - 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month - at the Community House, Main Street - 1 pm to 3 pm  - for all crafts: knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needlepoint - sewing - meet neighbors and share your knowledge. Questions? Call Kate Dunham at 639-2012 or Susan Randow at 500-1418. 

- Poker Hold-Em - Held on 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month - 6:00 pm sharp - $30 Buy-in American Legion, Depot St. - Refreshments.

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

- Phillips Area Food Pantry - Open 9 am to 11 am -  2nd and 4th Thursday and 3rd Saturday of each month - Located at Phillips Town Office, Russell St.



- Phillips Farmers' Market, Depot St - Open 9 am to 1 pm  - Saturdays - Starting May 26 until last Saturday in September.

- Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad - Train Rides  - Weekends - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturdays and 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays. Watch here for specific RR events.

- Phillips Historical House, 8 Pleasant St - Open May through October - 1st and 3rd Sundays - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

- Little White Church Antiques, Eats & Treats -  May 16 thru Oct. 14 - 9 am to 4 pm Wed thru Sunday. Located at 83 Main St.

- Stove Top Country Store, 30 Main St -  open Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

- Creative Collections - 10 Pleasant St - Opens for the season, June 3 - Saturdays & Sundays - 10 am to 3 pm. Closes weekend before Christmas.

- Hillbilly Hot Dawgs - Food Wagon -  Route 4, adjacent to Picker's Paradise - Open weekends, weather permitting.



Phillips Area Vitalizer Newsletter - Vitalizer III - June 13, 2018

Phillips Area Community Center (PACC)
Leaders of the PACC Annual Letter  2016 end of year & 2017 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


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