An auction of keepsakes made from the remains of New England’s champion elm tree, nicknamed Herbie, was held.The town of Yarmouth divided Herbie’s 15-ton trunk among artisans who gave him new life in dozens of items that were put to bid Saturday.It was announced on Monday that about $28,000 was raised.
How would you like to have turkey for dinner and dessert this thanksgiving?The Blue Hill Co-op is selling raffle tickets to benefit the Emmaus Homeless Shelter.The winner gets this hand-crafted chocolate turkey, courtesy of Black Dinah Chocolatiers of Isle au Haut.The drawing takes place on Tuesday, November 23rd at noon.You don’t need to be present, to win.Tickets are $1.00, or six for $5.00.To buy them, you can stop by the Blue Hill Co-op or call them at 374-2165.
The syphillis rate has shot up in Maine.There have been nineteen infections since mid-July, bringing the yearly total to thirty-three.State health officials say that’s about twice as many cases as the average in recent years.All nineteen of the cases since mid-July involved men having sex with men.
A fire that destroyed an auto shop in Kenduskeag was an accident according to the State Fire Marshal’s office.It happened Friday at Rick’s Auto Sales and Service on Townhouse Rd.Lieutenant Steve Burgess of the Levant Fire Department says the fire started in a car being worked on inside the shop.The worker attempted to put it out, but couldn’t.It’s the second time that business has burned down in less than three years.
An accident on route 1A backed up traffic outside Dedham, this afternoon.A driver was headed north when his car went off the road and hit a guardrail.It rolled over a few times before it stopped.State police say they are not sure what caused him to lose control.”The driver doesn’t exactly remember what happened, so either he fell asleep or had some kind of medical issue,” said State Trooper, Gregory Roy.The driver was taken to eastern maine medical center in stable condition.
There are 139,000 families in Maine currently caring for an ill relative.The physical and emotional demands can take their toll.This is National Family Caregiver month.Joy Hollowell introduces us to a Bangor woman who knew she couldn’t take care of her ailing husband alone.=======”He said, would you like to go out for lunch sometime?