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.
For Chris Michaud, it’s been all about the music.After spending some time onstage performing with a band, he decided to go behind the scenes and create something that Bangor had never seen before.”We book the bands that we like collectively and we really want to expose thse artists to the people of Bangor and around the country,” he said.Nearly three years ago Kahbang was just an idea between him and his friends, but today it’s one of the largest indie music festivals in New England.Giving people like Lafayette Beach native Christina Kelly a shorter commute to see some of her favorite artists in person.”It’s pretty cool we don’t get a whole lot of people in Maine who come all the way up here so usually I have to go down to Boston so it’s nice to have it here.”And launching some relatively unknown acts into the spotlight.”Matt and Kim were relatively unknown our first year of music, the next year they did really well playing Lalapalooza, a major festival.
Governor Lepage is applauding the decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to strike down the requirement in President Obamaâ€™s health care overhaul package that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or be penalized.This is considered the centerpiece of the law.The three-judge panel sided with Maine and 25 other states that had sued to block the law, but the judges didn’t go as far as a lower court that had invalidated the entire overhaul as unconstitutional.Governor Lepage said the ruling illustrates that the federal government’s powers are not limitless.
The first plane to successfully cross the Atlantic did so in 1919, and now pieces of the plane are in Bangor.Mary Roweâ€™s grandfather was the aircraft mechanic who repaired the plane after a hangar fire in New York damaged it.Rowe decided to donate the artifacts to the Maine Air Museum in Bangor.
Moon gazing should be fantastic high above the Penobscot River tomorrow night.The moon will be full and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory will open for two hours, starting at 8:00 Saturday night.Itâ€™s the only time the tower will open at night.Tickets are $5.00.For more information visit the website fortknox.maineguide.com.The event will be canceled if it’s cloudy.
An organization called Casinos No wants the wording changed on an upcoming referendum question.The group’s executive director has written to the state asking for a change to the ballot question on a proposed slot machine facility in Biddeford.The current wording reads â€œDo you want to allow a slot machine facility at a harness racing track in Biddeford and at a harness racing track in Washington County?â€Casinos No says this wording doesn’t make it clear that the casino can be built anywhere within 25 miles of the racetrack, including towns other than Biddeford.
It’s not every day you’ll see little kids sitting behind the wheel of a truck, but on Saturday kids can see around forty vehicles up close, sit in the driver’s seat, and talk to the people who drive them.The Cole Land Transportation Museum is hosting a Touch-A-Truck fair to benefit Camp CaPella.All sorts of trucks and cars will be on display including emergency vehicles like one from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.”We’re going to bring our mobile crime scene vehicle you can see here behind us.