t’s a chance to stuff your face and stuff the backpack of a student, all at the same time.The Valley Grange and Penquis are teaming up to raise money for the Penquis Smart Starts for Students Fund.It provides school supplies for families in MSAD #4, #41, #46, #68 and School Union 60.On Friday, August 19th, folks are invited to fill up at an Italian buffet, which includes a build your own salad bar.The dinner goes from 5 p.m.
The American Red Cross holds blood drives daily, but Tuesday they’re co-hosting one they say is different.They’ve teamed up with the Ellsworth Rotary for the community’s Super Blood Drive.From noon to six o’clock, you can stop by the Down East Family YMCA to donate.All donors will receive a Red Sox T-shirt, and have a chance to win tickets to a game.For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Two men are in the hospital after a car crash, Sunday.Lifeflight had to be called when nineteen year old Nathan Miller-Hildings lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree along North Haven Road on Vinalhaven.It happened around 2:30 in the morning, but police say they were notified about three hours later.
A Winterport woman remains in the hospital with serious injuries following an accident Friday night.Shortly after seven, 32-year-old Beth Kingsbury, was driving a pickup along Stream Road and went off the road and rolled over.Authorities say she sustained head injuries along with other injuries.They say charges are pending further investigation.
Maine’s biggest medical marijuana non-profit says it has arranged $1.6 million in financing in hopes of opening its first dispensary.Daniel Walker, a Portland attorney representing Northeast Patients Group, says the group will deliver its financial plan Monday and open the dispensary in Thomaston next month.On Aug.
The public is invited to get an inside look at Maine boatyards as the industry holds open houses at facilities all up and down the coast.The nonprofit trade organization Maine Built Boats says its 2nd annual Open Boatyard Days will be held Monday and Tuesday at participating boat builders, boatyards and other marine-related facilities from Kittery to Eastport.They will open their doors to the public and offer guided tours on the hour, between 10 a.m.
The two-party commission that’s redrawing Maine’s congressional district lines to balance population is taking a step toward completing its work.The 15-member commission meets Monday in the State House, and proposals for redrawing the boundaries of Maine’s two congressional districts may be presented.The panel has six weeks to finish its work because Governor Paul LePage has called a special legislative session for lawmakers to vote on a redistricting plan.
It may be hot now, but the frigid days of the winter ahead are on the minds of officials in New England.Proposed cuts to the budget of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program nearly in half looms in a region where 70 percent of the households heat with oil.
Folks had a chance to learn about a different style of living in Belfast Sunday.It’s called co-housing within and ecovillage.People were invited in for an open house and homemade ice cream making.It allowed folks to see what this lifestyle is all about.These people are creating a neighborhood group of people who have come together and want more to do with their neighbors.This particular one is focusing on environmental sustainability and farming.” Someone who comes in, comes in and becomes part of LLC and by doing that reserves a house and then they buy a house outright.
The Leonard’s Mills in Bradley opened its space for a Intertribal Pow Wow.Folks attending were treated to music, dancing and story-telling.There were vendors on hand with beading, leather, native clothing and feather goods.Those involved say it’s a way to keep their heritage going and helps people understand them better.” We encourage people to come and join us because it teaches them who we really are.
(Associated Press)The Maine Warden Service says a pilot is okay after his place crashed into Aziscohos Lake and flipped over.Offcials with the Maine Warden Service says state police are investigating the northern Oxford County incident, which happened Saturday night.No further information is available at this time.
Little ones in Carmel got to bring along a fury friend to the library Saturday.It was the Simpson Memorial Library’s annual teddy bear picnic.Jennifer Armstrong, a story telling musician from Belfast entertained the kids.They went on a bear hunt and did all sorts of dances, all along with their teddy bears.Organizers say it’s a fun way to bring the community together.” I think in the economic hard times that are going on right now that having a community event within the community is very important to maintain that sense of community and comradery and get the kids socializing.”In addition to the entertainment, the kids and their teddy bears were treated to some tasty snacks.
Folks could get a close look at some really big trucks Saturday.A Touch-A-Truck event took place.All sorts of trucks were on hand, along with the stars of the TV show American Loggers.Several people volunteered at the event, including members of the Brewer Football Team.All the money benefits Camp Capella, which provides fun for kids and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.” There aren’t a lot of opportunities for children with disabilities.
Folks were swinging golf clubs for a special reason Saturday.There was a nine-hole scramble at Kenduskeag Golf Course.It benefits the Brianna Fund.Brianna died of cancer at the age of six but it was her wish that other children in the hospital had things to occupy their time such as toys, coloring books and much more, which is how the fundraiser came about.Last year they raised $4,000 and this year they hope to make $6,000.” It’s incredible.
(Associated Press)Maine state fire investigators have charged two teens with trespassing at a vacant house that caught fire.Sergeant Joel Davis from the fire marshal’s office says they were in a house in Livermore Falls and knocked over a drop light that ignited the blaze.Davis says the cause of fire is arson.
(Associated Press)A Maine prosecutor is recommending a 45 year prison sentence for a New Hampshire man convicted of killing his former fiance.Jason Twardus of Rochester, New Hampshire was convicted last year of strangling 30-year-old Kelly Gorham in 2007, and burying her body on his father’s land in New Hampshire.Twardus lost his bid for a new trial last month.