Organizers of the American Folk Festival will not be releasing a projected attendance figure for last weekend’s event.Festival Director Heather McCarthy says it was an enthusiastic and healthy crowd on the Bangor waterfront this year, and certainly more than last year, which was hampered by rain.McCarthy says the Bucket Brigade brought in a record $170,000 in donations.That still leaves the festival about $50,000 short of their fundraising goal for this year.
It might be just a matter of months before the former Moosehead Manufacturing Plant in Monson is turning out furniture again.Louise Jonitis of Portland won the bid to buy the plant.She’s agreed to pay just over a million dollars for it.The Governor’s Office says Jonitis plans to have the company up and running within 3 to 6 months.
A power outage in Brewer has left about 1500 customers without electricity.Bangor Hydro Spokesperson Susan Faloon says the problem with the outage happened in the area of Washington and State Streets.The outage is covering a great deal of the Brewer area, including Wilson, State, North and South Main, and surrounding streets.Bangor Hydro doesn’t know the cause of the outage, but a crew is out working on it.
A woman from East Machias was arrested Monday night and charged with reckless conduct after she allegedly fired a handgun in her residence on Hadley Lake Road.Police say just before 7 p.m., a neighbor called police to report an intoxicated woman firing a handgun and threatening to kill everyone.After talking several minutes with 41-year old Louisa Landeen, police say they were able to get her to surrender.
2-8×4 loaf pans or 1- loaf and 12 muffins Grease and flour just the bottoms of the pansÂ 4 eggs1 1/2 cups sugar3/4 cup oil2 tablespoons lemon juice2 tablespoons molasses2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini3 1/4 cup flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 pinch salt3 tablespoons cinnamon1/4 teaspoon clovesyou may add 1/2 cup chopped nuts
In large bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon colored: gradually beat in sugar.
Folks at the Waldo County YMCA in Belfast will be sweating away the pounds in a new competition.It’s called Pound-a-Weigh and is modeled after a well-known television show.Meghan Hayward explains.Folks in Waldo County have the chance to lose some weight and take part in some healthy competition.The Waldo County YMCA is sponsoring a Pound-a-Weigh Competition, modeled after the Biggest Loser.”With a competition that is geared toward not just fitness of physical activity, but also it has an educational aspect.
An estimated 5-thousand people are diagnosed with A-L-S, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, every year.We’ve been following one of those people, Jim Kingsbury.Saturday morning, Jim, his wife Lisa, and more than two hundred people walked to defeat A-L-S at Hayford park in Bangor.Diana Bosch has more.People from all over Bangor and surrounding areas woke up early on Saturday morning with one thing in mind.Three years ago, the walk for A-L-S was just an idea for Lisa Kingsbury.
A body shop owner on Verona Island is going to have to rebuild.Around one o’clock Monday afternoon, crews were called to Newcomb Auto Body for reports of a fire.An employee was inside working on a vehicle when the fire started.Eyewitnesses say once it started, it didn’t take long before flames and smoke were visible through the roof and walls.
Fire ripped through a garage and a small storage building in East Machias just before noon today, destroying both buildings and the contents inside.The East Machias Fire Chief says the buildings on Dwelley Road were used for storage.A pick-up truck, as well as carpentry and construction equipment were inside.
One man is dead after the 18-wheeler he was driving rolled over this morning on I-95 near mile marker 241, just south of the Medway exit.Police say 50-year old Donald Pepin of Mattawamkeag was killed when the chip truck he was driving rolled over and hit a guardrail just after 11:00 a.m.State Police say witnesses reported seeing Pepin pass two-vehicles before he returned to the travel lane and lost control of the truck.