We all know that kids live in their own little world.This weekend, some “made” their own little worlds at the Children’s Museum in Bangor.The museum hosted a craft project where kids were invited to make their own “biomes.”Biomes are often referred to as ecosystems.The kids were allowed to pick what type of biome they wanted to create, then set to the task of constructing them.
About 65 bikes were up for auction Saturday at the Bangor Parks and Rec building on Main Street.It was the annual Bangor Police Department’s bike auction.The Bangor Police Department held its annual bike auction on Saturday.The bikes up on the auction block had been collected as abandoned property.Organizers say it drew slightly less of a crowd then in years past.The bike viewing started at 8am, then on to bidding an hour later.All proceeds from the auction benefit the Bangor Police Athletic League.
The City of Augusta is pulling $8,000 in funding for the annual Fourth of July parade to help balance its budget.But thanks to private fundraising efforts, parade organizers have come up with a little more than half of that amount so far.A second round of letters has now gone out to businesses and residents in the area.
A man from Carmel is dead after his motorcycle crashed into a car in Northern Vermont Sunday afternoon.Vermont state police say 22-year-old Nathan Stoll crossed the center line with his bike, and clipped the side of an oncoming car.He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.The crash is now under investigation.
A new Web-based resource that will be the main gateway for University of Maine System online programs and related student support services is being unveiled.Chancellor Richard Pattenaude is to announce OnlineMaine at a UMaine system trustees meeting at Fort Kent on Sunday and Monday.OnlineMaine will be important in expanding the number of online programs and access to those programs for Maine residents.
A state investigation says a man suspected of burning down a Maine coffee shop that featured topless waitresses was mad as his girlfriend, who was having an affair with the owner.The state fire marshal’s office released an affidavit Friday alleging 48-year-old Raymond Bellavance Jr.
41 people graduated Friday from the Penobscot Job Corps.This is the 30th year for the program that helps young people find their way into the work force.The training the students receive is at no cost to them or their families.Besides this year’s grads, some past job corps graduates stopped by the ceremony.Of this year’s job corps graduated, some will go on and enroll in the corps’ advanced training program.
Some dogs from California have made the long trip to Maine.The hope is that they’ll find good homes here.The 13 chihuahuas are now at the Humane Society of Knox County in Thomaston.They come from an animal shelter in Los Angeles where there is an abundance of the dogs.The shelter in L.A.