Unity College is hosting an event to fight area hunger.It’s the 16th annual Empty Bowls Event.Monday evening from 5 to 7, folks are invited to the Centre for the Performing Arts on the college’s campus for a meal of homemade soup and bread.Unity College student potters and professional potters from across the state have donated one-of-a-kind, hand made bowls for diners to use and keep.It’s free to attend, but a 15-dollar donation is suggested.
There was a fatal accident in Greenbush Saturday night.It happened on the Cardville road just after 7 pm.Two occupants of a Subaru were traveling south on the road.The driver, 19-year-old William Torres Junior of Orono had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital.His passenger, 25-year-old, William Allen the Fourth of Bangor was pronounced dead at the scene.State Police and fire and rescue from Greenbush, Milford and Old Town responded to the accident.” When we got there we found that a vehicle had left the road, struck a tree.”The road remained closed for several hours while authorities continued investigating.
A local hair salon has gotten a head start on the season of giving.First Impressions Hair Studio in Ellsworth wants to help kids in need gear up for the winter season.They’re asking local residents to donate girl’s coats between the sizes of 2 and 8.Anyone who brings in a coat will get $5 off their service.”We know how important kids are this time of year, and you know gifts come Christmas.
Folks were prepping for a Type Two Magic tournament at the Game Citadel in Bangor Sunday.They are calling it Magic for Manna.Instead of folks paying money to enter the tournament they are asking them to bring in at least 1 non-perishable food item.All the food will be donated to Manna Ministries.Event Organizer, Derek Porter says they are looking for tuna fish, Ramon Noodles and canned soup.Porter says they are always looking for an excuse to get together and have a good time and this way they are doing that and helping others.” Well obviously this time of year they’re trying to help families in need that wouldn’t be able to have Thanksgiving Dinner and obviously that puts a lot of strain on Manna Ministries at this time.
Children learned about the process of filtering water Sunday at the Discovery Museum.A geologist from the Department of Environmental Protection was on hand to give a demonstration and then the kids were put to work.They learned how to turn dirty water into drinkable water.And they seemed to enjoy the educational lesson.” So that they know how to protect the resource, the clean water that we have now.
A fatal accident in Greenbush Saturday evening.It happened on the Cardville Road just after 7 pm.Two occupants of a Subaru were traveling south on the road.The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital.The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.State Police and fire and rescue from Greenbush, Milford and Old Town responded to the accident.” When we got there we found that a vehicle had left the road, struck a tree.”The road remains closed at this hour while authorities investigate.
A kid from lincoln is using his birthday to help a little girl in Tanzania.Twelve-year-old Deven Rollins has asked all his birthday party guests to not bring him a present, but just give a dollar instead.All the money collected will go toward a little girl by the name of Badi.He is doing the fundraiser through the World Vision Organization which helps fight povertyThis isn’t the first time Deven has done such a generous thing.
Getting rid of unwanted electronics was as simple as heading to the mall Saturday.The Bangor Mall and EWaste Recycling Solutions partnered to host a free drop off.Folks could bring televisions, printers, computers and much more.All the materials collected will go back to the EWaste Solutions warehouse in Auburn.” It’s disposed of properly and doesn’t go out in any unauthorized landfills or any place where it’s going to cause problems later down the road for the environment.”Operations Manager, Michael Knox says they offer these free drop-offs statewide.And says they had a huge turn-out at Saturday’s event.
Turkeys were being tossed around in Bangor Saturday, all for a good cause.For the sixth year, Lighthouse Radio Network has hosted a turkey toss.They encourage listeners to help provide a proper Thanksgiving dinner for families in need.All the turkeys are given to Manna Ministries.Anyone who donates a turkey is given the opportunity to toss a rubber turkey at a bulls-eye for the chance to win all sorts of prizes.” We take it for granted here that we all get a Thanksgiving meal.
A local couple celebrated 74 years of marriage.Dorothy and Maurice Overlock have been together for 74 years.Dorothy says even though time has flown by, she still remembers their first kiss.”He leaned over and kissed me and I hit him with my handbag.”The Overlocks were married on November 13, 1936 at a Methodist Baptist church in Maine.They had five children, their eldest son Marvin says growing up the close knit family would go on trips and have get togethers.Generations of Overlocks came to Ross Manor to celebrate Dorothy and Maurice’s anniversary.”They’ve taught us family values, love and care for one another.”Maurice has lived at Ross Manor for the past two years.
A legendary bake shop in Bangor hosted an open house to celebrate its 65th anniversary.Loyal customers and regular folks packed Frank’s Bake Shop on State Street to say happy anniversary.Guests enjoyed food and live music to commemorate the big birthday.The open house was also a celebration for Uncle Frank, the owner’s son, who is celebrating retirement.Bernadette Gaspar, Frank’s niece, says the dual celebration was a chance to give back to the Bangor community.”We have a lot of people who have been here for years they come in and if they move away they come back and they’re always glad to see we’re still in business,” she said.
The Bangor Humane Society is helping pet owners indentify their furry friends in case they ever get lost.On Saturday, they offered a pet id clinic where folks could get their pets microchipped for just twenty dollars.The microchip is placed on the nape of an animal’s neck.Danielle Couto with the Humane Society says it doesn’t hurt the animal, it feels like a small pin-prick.She recommends the procedure for any pet owner.”Just for that security to know that your dog is going to get loose or if your cat gets loose to know that you have that link between the two so that you can be reconnected in the future,” she said.If you missed out on Saturday’s clinic, you can get more information about microchips and the Humane Society by logging onto their website www.bangor humane.org.
Local members of the Blue Star Mothers spent their day at Macy’s.Encouraging shoppers to sign christmas cards for soldiers currently stationed overseas.The group does this every year and tries to send the cards to as many soldiers as possible.All the cards were donated by Macy’s and Hallmark.They will start sending the cards out soon so they make sure they arrive in time for Christmas.” At Christmas time many of them have no one that sends cards or sends packages so we do the Christmas cards signing.”In addition to the cards, they will also be sending out some care packages to the troops too.
Traffic was backed up for awhile Saturday, following an accident on I-95 northbound.The accident involved three vehicles and happened just after 11 am near the on-ramp of Exit 185 in Bangor.Trooper Michael Johnston says it was a chain reaction.He was pulled over in the left shoulder with a car that had been in a previous accident.He says traffic was slowing and folks had to slam on their brakes.He says 68-year-old Raymond Jordan of Hampden was unable to come to a stop and slammed into the back of a vehicle driven by 41-year-old Aaron Mitchell of Stockton Springs which caused him to hit another vehicle driven by 46-year-old Michelle Gray of Orrington.There were no serious injuries and no one was transported to the hospital.
Authorities say a hunter discovered a body alongside the Rapid Stream Road in Kingfield Friday.The body has been identified as 54-year-old Noel Philbrick of Kingfield.Police say early indications show that Philbrick had taken a walk on the road during the late morning hours.The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office but they say they do not believe it to be a suspicious death.The investigation is still ongoing.
The body of a Greenbush man was found just before 9 am Saturday morning.Family members had reported the 21-year-old missing Friday.Sergeant Tony Pinette with the Brewer Police Department says a family member found the body in the Penobscot River on the Brewer side.Pinette says they are performing an autopsy and it’s still under investigation.
Some of the same crews that fought a fire at an auto shop in Kenduskeag also battled another fire today that destroyed a mobile home in Levant.Firefighters were called to the Kenduskeag Road home around 3 this afternoon.Three adults and one child were in the home at the time of the fire.No one was injured, but one woman in the house at the time of the fire was given oxygen.The Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to investigate.
The Maine Public Utilities Commission wants Mainers to know the lights will stay on this winter if they make an honest effort to pay their bills.On Monday, November 15th, the six month winter rules go into effect.Folks who contact their electric or gas utility to make their payments will not be disconnected.Letters, phone calls, and in person attempts are required before a disconnection can take place.If you have any questions, you can call the Maine PUC at 1-800-452-4699.
A Jonesport man, missing since Saturday, has been found.State Police say Robert Leighton, 26, called his family to tell him he is safe and in California after taking a bus there.He was last seen walking away from his home on Saturday after an argument with relatives.