Hope Festival Returns to Orono 

Promoting peace, justice, and environmental advocacy is the hope in Orono for the weekend of April 27th. The University of Maine Student Rec. Center hosts the Hope Festival Saturday. A full schedule of activities, presented by 60 area organizations, will encourage relationship building and hope for a cleaner planet. There will be juggling, live music, and guest speakers. Their message is to “do one thing” to make your world a better place to live.This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Arnie Neptune, a Penobscot elder who, for years, opened the Hope festival with a blessing. For more information on the event visit