The Hope House Shelter in Bangor is hosting its first auction this weekend in Bangor.The Auction for Hope is scheduled for Sunday, May 1st.It’s happening at the Hollywood Slots Hotel and Raceway on Main Street in Bangor.Guests can join Reverend Bob Carlson as he auctions off items such as canoes, kayaks, and a white water rafting trip.The bidding begins at 2.
An Orrington man is facing numerous charges after police say he caused a standoff in Orrington.Police say the mother of Stephen Nason, 25, called around 8 o’clock Thursday night saying her son was drunk and out of control.When police arrived at the house, Nason fled.His mother told police she would call them when Nason returned.Less than an hour later, deputies were back at the house.They say Nason was armed with a knife and threatened to harm himself and others.They also say he assaulted his mother and sister.We’re told he barricaded himself in his bedroom for hours.The State Police tactical and special response teams were called in .
If your invitation to William and Kate’s wedding got lost in the mail, you probably watched the royal wedding in the comfort of your home.Jennifer Khavari couldn’t make it to Westminster Abbey, but tea, crumpets and other delicious goodies helped transform her living room into the picture perfect royal wedding extravaganza.Some honored guests got in touch with their inner princess dressing to the nines in outfits complete with hats and fascinators.”When I was home over Easter, we found it in a box, it’s vintage,” Annie Collins said of her granmother’s vintage headpiece she wore to the party.”I love to go to AC Moore to pick up little things so that’s how I got the sign and the champagne,” said Cesca-Lena DeSanctis of her creation, a hat she made to match her dress.Others wore a different kind of evening gown like pajamas to the early morning ball but there was no dress code to toast the royal couple.Khavari says she wanted to create a special get together to watch Prince William, a man whose grown up before the world’s eyes, marry Kate Middleton.Sweetest Things Weddings Co-Founder Amber Small gave Kate’s wedding gown and the ceremony rave reviews.”She just looked fantastic and I also think it was incredibly sweet.
Negotiations between Eastern Maine Medical Center and its nurses union seem to finally be making some headway.EMMC administrators have come to a one year tentative agreement with the union representing the nurses.A one day strike planned for Thursday May 5th, has since been withdrawn by the nurses union.Nurses Union Rep Judy Brown tells us they did get changes on all of their major goals, including insurance and charge nurse assignments.
The Anah Shrine Circus is in Maine this weekend.The Cotton Candy is made, the snow cones are ready and Friday afternoon the first spectators will be going into the Bangor Auditorium for the first of seven shows.This is the 48th year the Circus has been in Bangor.This year is a mixture of new acts like the Wheel of Doom, and animal acts like the trained Afghan Hounds and a Primate Act.And a pair from the Ukraine has a hula hooping performance too.For the Shriners the organization and preparation for the show takes about a year and in the days leading up to the opening of the circus it’s nearly a round the clock job to get ready.But, according to the Potentate Bill Dawson, those preps end when the doors open for the first show.” Once the Auditorium goes dark and the spotlights turn on and Charlie the Ringmaster comes out the excitement begins and we can sit back and enjoy the show.”The first show begins at three Friday afternoon the doors will open at two o’clock.
Negotiations between Eastern Maine Medical Center and its nurses union resumed Thursday.EMMC administrators have come to a one year tentative agreement with the union representing the nurses.The nurses had planned a one day strike for Thursday May 5th, but the union has since withdrawn it’s notice to strike.EMMC will halt preparations for a five day replacement of striking nurses that would have kept EMMC nurses out of work until Tuesday, May 10th.The union bargaining team will present the contract to the nurses with a recommendation to ratify.The EMMC bargaining team will make a similar suggest to the Board of Trustee’s for the contracts approval.Both meetings should take place some time next week…
Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of a fire that changed the face of Bangor forever.The Great Fire of 1911 wiped out nearly half of downtown, leveling more than 250 buildings.Two people were also killed, including the only firefighter from Brewer lost in the line of duty.As community leaders prepare for a weekend full of events to remember the fire, we’ll also look back to see how the flames shaped Bangor’s future.Watch for our special reports, the Great Fire of 1911, Friday night on TV5 News at 5 and 6.
Here’s an idea if you need a bike, or want to get rid of one.Show up at the Great Orono Bike Swap this sunday at UMaine’s Student Recreation and Fitness Center.It runs from 10am until 2pm.if you have a bike you’d like to sell, you can drop it off between 8:00 and 9:30 Sunday morning.A small commission on bike sales will go to improving bicycling in Maine.It’s $3.00 to get in and college students and kids under twelve get in for free.
(Associated Press)A Central Maine company that delivers products to hundreds of independent grocery stores is going out of business.Gardiner-based Associated Grocers of Maine says financial losses have forced its hand.A court-appointed representative told customers the business will be liquidated.
Every fifteen minutes a person dies from an alcohol related traffic accident.On Thursday, high school students in Lincoln witnessed a two car collision that left two people dead.The accident happened at the Mattanawcook Academy.It wasn’t real, it was a mock accident created by the Fifteen Minutes program.One of the crash victims was taken to the hospital, the driver was arrested for OUI, the other two were pronounced dead on scene.Junior Harlee Whitney hopes the simulation’s graphic detail is enough to change minds and behavior.”I hope that you know all the kids who like to go out and party and have a good time can find other ways to have a good time rather than try and lead into decisions like this to be made,” she said.On Friday, students will attend a mock memorial ceremony in honor of the students who were killed in the exercise.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.One of the biggest family events is in town this weekend.The Anah Shrine Circus.We caught up with the shriners under the big top at the Bangor Auditorium Thursday.This year’s event will feature the Shriner’s clowns, animals and is sure to be fun for all ages.The Shriners have been busy getting ready for the big day.They say they’ve been stocking up on one of their signature treats, cotton candy.”We try to get around thirty-five hundred pieces ahead per day, we’ll run roughly seven thousand to seventy-five hundred over the course of the week.
A film production company has pulled out of a plan to build a new studio in Camden, based on land restrictions and anti-Semitic remarks made about the project.The studio would have been built at the site of the former Apollo tannery as part of a free-land-for-jobs incentive.Last month, selectmen approved the deal with B ‘D’ Turman ‘D’ Entertainment, offering the property to the company for $1.In return, the company planned to build a 13-million dollar studio and create at least 24 jobs.But in a letter asking to cancel the contract with Camden, the owners said they later determined the land wasn’t enough space for the studio and nearby properties were too expensive to buy.Larry Reed, the company’s chairman, also included e-mails from an anonymous person he believes has ties to Camden who wrote anti-Semitic comments about his staff.
You can help a local school raise money just by taking a car for a spin.Belfast Area High School has teamed up with Quirk Ford in Belfast.For every test drive on Saturday May 14th, Quirk Ford will donate $20 to the school, up to $6,000.The money raised will go towards the International Travel Boosters Club.
Some local students took a stroll around Asia Thursday morning.They did it without leaving Old Town.Learning about the world is nothing new for students at the Stillwater Montessori School in Old Town.” I like to look at places that have been on the news on my globe at home,” said Sam Koskie, a 3rd grader at the school.Thanks to the National Geographic Society and the Maine Geographic Alliance, students have the chance to do a lot more than just look at the world.” You can actually stand in the countries,” exclaimed Koskie.” I’m not sure that most students spend a lot of time learning about Asia unless there has been a tragedy or a natural disaster there,” said Sue Lahti with the Maine Geographic Alliance.The kids learned a lot from the massive map of Asia.” Asia has a lot of spectacular geographical things,” said Koskie.” I learned how many Maine’s can fit in China,” added Porter Habbard, a 2nd grader at the school.If you’re wondering, she tells us 105 Maine’s can fit in Asia.The map will make other stops throughout the state over the next week.