Next weekend folks will be pedaling for a great cause and taking in some beautiful scenery.It’s the fifth annual Pedal the Penobscot to benefit the Bangor Land Trust.There are three routes to choose from, one is 28 miles long, another seventy-six, the other one is a hundred miles.The Bangor Land Trust has more than 400 wild acres open to the public.It gets no federal funding, relying just on donations.Bangor Hydro is a major sponsor of the ride.”I think people are very surprised when they go out and see the beautiful area that’s out there and what’s available to people.
A Labor Day weekend tradition is will kick off in Blue Hill, Thursday afternoon.The Blue Hill Fair opens its gates at 4:00 p.m.Guests can check out anything from rides to country music.The fair wraps up Monday night.For hours and prices, visit Your text to link…
Police are asking folks in Waldo County to be extra careful in protecting their possessions, as a result of a string of burglaries in the area.Searsport, Belfast and Lincolnville Police have all received reports of items missing from homes.Searsport Police Chief, Richard LeHaye says in some cases the homes were left unlocked.They encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to contact Waldo County dispatch at 338-2040.
Officials have released the names of an elderly couple who are thought to have died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator at their summer home that had lost electricity during Tropical Storm Irene.The bodies of 85-year-old Lewis Somers III and 84-year-old Elizabeth Somers of Pennsylvania were found inside their Raymond home Tuesday afternoon.Officials say when firefighters entered the home, a generator was running in the basement and carbon monoxide levels were high.
It’s a time honored tradition from Germany that makes going back to school just a little sweeter.Wednesday, kids in Bangor got to make their own schultuete, or “school cone” at the Maine Discovery Museum.Students who are about to enter the first grade decorate their school cone and have it filled with goodies, which are to be looked at after class.But it wasn’t just an arts and crafts lesson Wednesday, kids also got a lesson in different cultures and customs.
The Bangor Lions Club heard from a special guest, Wednesday.Major General Bill Libby joined the club for lunch at Geaghan’s restaurant.As the day’s guest speaker, he paid tribute to Maine’s National Guard, commending the organization on its growth and significance nationwide.”We’ve gone from being a strategic reserve unit, an organization that was not well trained, not well equipped, to being an operational reserve, which means the army doesn’t go anywhere today without taking the guard with it,” said Libby.General Libby says engineers from the Maine National Guard were dispatched to Vermont to help assess the damage caused by Irene.