A celebration of punk music and video games will be taking place in Orono Sunday.Punkfest III is an all-ages chem-free community event featuring local music, video game contests and area vendors.There will be two stages, with more than 15 area bands performing throughout the day.The festival will be held at the Keith Anderson Community Center in Orono starting at 2 p.m.
Last summer was the first time in 112 years the oven at Fort Knox in Prospect was put to use to bake food.Now the bakery that is big enough to feed an army will be used to feed visitors to the park this weekend.It will be in operation from 9:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m., both Saturday and Sunday.The brick oven was originally built in 1863 and can bake up to 400 loaves of bread at the same time.Before 2010, it was last used in 1898.When it was reopened last year, it drew a lot of interest from visitors.This weekend you can take home some of the baked goods after your visit to the fort.
State lawmakers are considering a plan to screen people for weapons as they enter the State House in Augusta.Security has been a concern for lawmakers since January, when Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson.House Speaker Robert Nutting says about a half million dollars would be added to the capitol police budget to pay for the screenings.
Classic cars, bikes and planes are on display in a big way in Owls Head over the weekend.Saturday and Sunday, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host the Ford and Chevy auto spectacular and antique Aeroplane show.Anyone who owns a car, truck or motorcycle older than twenty years old is welcome to display their rides on the museum’s runway.The museum will also be showcasing some of its vintage Fords and Chevies, and giving rides in a Model-T.Weather permitting: the antique aeroplane show will begin when the doors open at 9:30.For more information, call the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 594-4418 or log on to owlshead.org.
For 30 years, she’s helped instill the love of reading to people who visit the Bangor Library – most of them children.Now Anne Mundy, better known as Miss Anne, is retiring.Friday patrons past and present said goodbye.For the last three decades, kids – from newborns to teenagers – have been drawn to the Bangor Public Library by a familiar face and friendly voice.
A lot of folks clocked out Friday, getting ready to hit the road for the long Memorial day weekend.Plenty of folks in Bar Harbor sure look forward to this unofficial kickoff of summer.Merchants have been getting ready for this weekend for a couple of weeks now and hope a recent decrease in gas prices will help drive visitors their way.Adding to the local spike in business this weekend…a cruise ship full of passengers arrived in bar harbor Friday.
The defense has rested in the trial of accused killer Nathaneal Nightingale of Burlington.Friday, his lawyer called character witnesses to the stand, including Nightingale’s next door neighbor who said she was shocked when she heard he had been charged with killing Michael and Valerie Miller at their home in Webster Plantation in November of 2009.Two Maine State Police detectives who interviewed the victims’ younger son, Matt Miller, in the weeks after the murders also testified.
A man tried to lure a 9-year-old girl into his car while she was waiting for the bus Thursday in Hermon.Sergeant Michael Burgess of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 8 in the morning along Coldbrook Road.The girl was waiting for the bus outside her home when a man in a white sedan pulled up and opened a passenger side door.The girl yelled for her mother and when her mom came out of the house, the car drove away.Burgess says both the girl and her mom did what they should have done in that situation.”It was a random incident but it could happen anywhere and the little girl kept her head about her, did exactly what she should have done and her mother did exactly what she should have done.
Bangor has created a unique partnership with the Pathways Program, which is part of the Eastern Maine Deveoplment Corporation.They received more than a million dollars from Housing and Urban Development to buy foreclosed properties and fix them up.They’ve bought ten homes for now.The partnership lasts through 2014.
Students at Brownville Elementary School are taking part in the Maine College Circle Program.They were asked to write essays on what they enjoy doing now, that might make a great career in the future.Seventeen students from the district, which includes Lagrange, are receiving hundred dollar scholarships.”I’m a fan of education.
An Augusta man accused of robbing a Bangor credit union earlier this week, will make his first court appearance Friday at 1 p.m..32-year-old Thaddeus McDonald is charged with robbery.Bangor police were called to the Penobscot County Federal Credit Union at Merchants Plaza just after 12:30 p.m.