A local radio station is making sure love is in the air this Valentine’s Day.The Lighthouse Radio Network is inviting couples to renew their vows.That will take place at the Bangor Baptist Church from 5:30 to 6:30 on Valentine’s DayThere will be light refreshments and a photo opportunity.The cost is $5 a couple.To register call 947-2751 or visit www.whcffm.com or www.solutionfm.com.
The Wyman Lake ice fishing derby is under way, it runs through the weekend.It’s sponsored by the Upper Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.Weigh-in is at the Moscow Boat Launch, eight miles north of Bingham on Route 201.There are cash prizes to be had.It costs ten dollars to enter.
The third and final candidate for UMaine System Chancellor took questions from faculty and staff in Orono.Some may already be familiar with Rebecca Wyke.Since 2008, she has been the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration.”I arrived 3 1/2 years ago and I haven’t stopped running since.
The athlete many consider to be the greatest ever at Bangor High School will be remembered next week.As a football player for Bangor, Leroy Patterson was a two time high school All American and earned a scholarship to the University of Cincinnati.
A busy morning for fire crews in Penobscot County.Crews from multiple towns responded to a fire that destroyed a home in Etna Friday.The fire broke out at Camp Enta, which is described as a spiritual retreat.The call came in around 5:30 am.The fire destroyed the 2-story home on Dover Street.Etna Fire Captain Aaron Brown says the homes in the community are very close to each other, which proved to be a challenge for the crews involved.”It made it real difficult to get to the back to the fire in the back of the building with the building being so close, the roof already on the back side caved in when we arrived on scene,” he said.No one was home at the time.
A busy morning for fire crews in Penobscot County.Crews from multiple towns responded to a fire that destroyed a home in etna.The fire broke out at Camp Enta, which is described as a spiritual retreat.The call came in around 5:30 am.The fire destroyed the 2-story home on Dover Street.No one was home at the time.Etna Fire Captain Aaron Brown says the homes in the community are very close to each other, which proved to be a challenge for the crews involved.”It made it real difficult to get to the back to the fire in the back of the building with the building being so close, the roof already on the back side caved in when we arrived on scene,” he said.The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.
It was a night of food, fun, and awards at the Bangor Civic Center Thursday night.About 700 people showed up for the annual Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce awards dinner.The night was a chance for Bangor leaders to be recognized and for Chamber members to look to the future.
Hermon Town Councilors approved the transfer of $58,000 dollars from it’s Fund Balance to help fund the General Assistance Program at a special town meeting Thursday night.But councilors shot down the purchase of a new fire truck and some property next door to the town office.Councilors also decided to table a vote concerning the purchase of a dump truck for the town.
The Milbridge Select Board members have submitted an application for a federal grant worth $300,000 dollars.The grant would pay for half the cost of a new town office and library.But board members want voters to have the final say as to whether or not the new town office and library will be built.Citizens can make their voices heard February 13th at 7PM in the Milbridge Elementary gym…that’s when the question will be put to a vote
Over 60 years after his plane was shot down in Germany, a man from Millinocket receives his Purple Heart.Edwin Waite joined the Air Force after Pearl Harbor and was deployed to Germany when World War II broke out.In 1944, Waite’s plane was shot down and Waite was shot in the leg during the attack.Waite and a couple other soliders were captured and became POW’s until the end of the war.Thursday, Senator Susan Collins presented Waite with the Purple Heart.Waite was also presented with a flag that flew over the US Capitol.
An advisory committee that was formed to help save the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor met for the first time Thursday.Thirteen people have been appointed to the panel.The facility is facing major cuts to its budget.If closed, it would leave Riverview in Augusta as the state’s only publicly run psychiatric center, which we’re told is already at full capacity.Members of the committee believe taking the center out of the community would leave a huge void.” Everything is being couched in terms of providing care we can afford.