Trick or treating may be over but the celebrating didn’t stop for some local students.Tuesday they learned about the post-Halloween holiday, the Day of the Dead – a time in Mexican culture to remember lost family and friends.A plate full of bread and fruit is quite a change from the bags of candy most kids are still rummaging through in the days after Halloween.This meal is honor of the holiday, the Day of the Dead, a tradition in Mexico and other Central American countries.Sophomore Necole Harrison says, “The Mexicans basically celebrate living on the day of the dead and it’s a day to visit their dead ancestors.”Mexican native and Messalonskee High School Spanish teacher Eunice Loredo shared that celebration with students at the Hudson Museum in Orono.It’s part of her mission to expand their world.
A measure that allows trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to use interstate highways in Maine and Vermont has won Senate passage, putting the provision one step closer to final approval.The heavy truck provision was included in a transportationspending bill that was approved 69-30 Tuesday.
Now that Halloween is behind us, folks are beginning to plan for their Thanksgiving meal.That includes local soup kitchens, like Manna in Bangor.Manna is extending its annual invitation for people to sign up for a Thanksgiving meal.Some may be worried they won’t have enough money to put a Thanksgiving dinner on the table.
A man accused of trashing the special care unit of Pen Bay Medical Center was in court on Monday.19-year-old Trevor Libby of Searsport is charged with felony aggravated criminal mischief and terrorizing.According to the Knox County District Attorney, he’s being held on a $2,500 cash bail.Police say Libby broke several pieces of equipment along with windows and glass doors at the Rockport hospital last week.
All of that snow is getting hard-core tobogganers fired up for 22nd annual National Toboggan Championships at the Camden Snow Bowl in Maine.Registration is now open for the 22nd annual event that features zany costumes as two-, three- and four-person toboggan teams go down a 400-foot-long, ice-covered wooden toboggan chute and onto a frozen pond.