Executive Chef Louis Kiefer of the Bar Harbor Inn stopped by our studio to make a few favorite seafood dishes.The recipe for his Lobster and Scallion Wonton with Red Curry Coconut Cream, can be found by clicking HERE.The recipe for his Sake Marinate Sea Bass with tomato tapenade can be found HERE.To learn more about what’s happening down at the Bar Harbor Inn, check out their website at www.barharborinn.com
One mother received quite the surprise Thursday night and a perfect Mother’s Day gift.Lucy McKenzie’s son, Curtis Graffam has been in the military for fifteen years.He and his wife live in Fort Hood, Texas and he hasn’t seen his mom in more than a year.But that all changed Thursday, he surprised her at dinner.Graffam had a waitress bring his mother flowers and a card.
A Harrison woman will be spending 42 months behind bars after she pled guilty to stealing more than $4-million from MaineCare.Dawn Solomon ran the company Living Independence Network Corporation, that provided services to children with mental disabilities.The Attorney General’s Healthcare Crimes Unit discovered that she had been overcharging the state’s medicaid system after they investigated Solomon when a state audit raised some red flags.Prosecutors say the fraud dated to 2006 with $87,000 in false billings per month before growing to an average of$134,000 per month in 2008.Solomon was sentenced under a plea agreement that called for a sentence of 40 to 60 months behind bars.
If you have overdue library books, listen up.The Bangor Public Library has a way for you to avoid paying those fines.The library participating in a state-wide fine amnesty food drive…Food Not Fines Week is from May 9th through the 14th.During this time you can return your overdue items without paying a fine as long as you bring along non-perishable food items.All of the food donations will be redistributed to Manna Inc.
The Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce is getting ready for it’s 15th annual trade show and community fair.Businesses will be showcasing products and services.The event will also feature local food vendors and children’s activities.The trade show and community fair is Saturday, May 7th.It’s open from 9:00 a.m.
The Camden man accused of pushing his wife off of Madien cliff last month can use the home the couple shared as bail.Knox County Superior Court Justice Jeffrey Hjelm sided against the state in his ruling.The judge ruled that the state failed at the initial bail hearing to raise the issue of whether it was legal for Charles Black to use the home for his $240,000 bail.Justice Hjelm continued by saying that the bail conditions can only be changed if new or significant information becomes available.The state had attempted to amend Black’s bail to prevent him from using the home he shared with his wife as collateral.The state claimed that it could further punish Black’s wife, Lisa, if he decided to run and the home was forfeited to the state.As part of his bail conditions, Black is not permitted to leave the state and must surrender his passport.
Maine businesses celebrated a successful year in Bangor on Thursday.At an annual luncheon, awards were give out to men and women who have contributed to local business communities.Maine’s Small Business Development Center hosted the event that honored area entrepreneurs.In the last seven years, the center has helped create more than a hundred small businesses and nearly one-thousand jobs.The organization is federally funded by the Small Business Association (SBA), which aims to help local business owners excel.”Every year we want to recognize the small businesses that we work to support, so that, one, they are deserving of recognition, two, it helps increase awareness of what our programs are and some of the resources that are available to other small businesses,” said Jeanne Hulit of SBA.
Wind energy developments are a growing trend throughout New England.On Thursday, some of the developers behind those projects met in Orono.A wind energy and wildlife forum brought environmental scientists, developers and policy makers together for the first part of a two-day conference.A diverse group of speakers, including biologist Steve Pelletier, weighed in on the wind energy industry and its impact on Maine’s wildlife.”It’s critical because there’s a lot of rhetoric out there and there’s a lot of misunderstandings and there’s a lot of not real good discussions and debate about what these topics are.
A fatal fire erupted at a local place of worship Thursday morning.It happened along Route 1A in Winterport.Laura Roberts has more.——-Community members gathered in shock as they watched their church enveloped in fire and smoke…The Calvary Apostolic Church in Winterport erupted into flames, killing one man, and devastating the local community…Two people from Washburn who happened to be driving by saw the flames first and called in the emergency.(Kathy Thompson) “I’m looking around and I saw flames in the window and I’m thinking that can’t be right.
Looking for something to do with your kids this weekend?The Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition is hosting the ninth annual Children’s Fair.The children’s fair is geared towards babies, toddlers and preschoolers.This year’s theme is “Language Leads to Learning” and puts literacy in the spotlight.Activities throughout the day will include music, literacy olympics and arts and crafts.Children who attend the Children’s Fair will receive a free book courtesy of the First Book program.
A longtime restaurant in Bangor has expanded its operations to Hampden.Mclaughlin’s Seafood has added another location, McLaughlin’s on the Marina at the Hampden Marina.The restaurant opened for business Thursday.Owner Kimberly McLaughlin says a location overlooking the water made Hampden’s Marina the perfect place to open a new restaurant.McLaughlin says longtime customers and the community can expect big things from the new locaiton.”Coming in May with the blessing of the board of Hampden we are going to start construction on our patio, it will be wait service we have been approved for a beer and wine liquor license this year, we’re just going to be bringing beer and wine.”Mclaughlin says they also plan on serving brunch and adding prime rib dinners to the menu.To find out more about McLaughlin’s Seafood, visit their website at www.mclaughlinseafood.com.
A huge part of our nation’s history will be in Bangor this weekend.The Declaration of Independence will be displayed at the Bangor Public Library.One of only 26 original Dunlap Broadsides printed on the night of July 4, 1776 will be in the Stairwell Gallery at the library.The library is hosting a party Friday night, May 6th from 7 to 9 to celebrate the Declaration of Independence.It will be on display Saturday, May 7th.
Volunteers are needed to help spruce up the town of Lincoln.On Saturday, May 7th volunteers will pick up trash and litter.The Community Clean up Day is sponsored by the fifth graders at Mattanawcook Junior High School.It’s part of a service-learning project called ” Water: Our Local Treasure”.