A restaurant in Lincoln is making sure folks don’t go without a nice Thanksgiving meal.On Thanksgiving, Gillmor’s Restaurant will open its doors for folks to come in and dine for free.You can go anytime between 11 and 2, no reservation needed.And you’ll be treated to everything you might expect from a Thanksgiving feast, including turkey and potatoes.The restaurant opened five years ago and started hosting the meal to take the burden off the local food cupboard.”It’s really important because there’s a lot of people in the community that are unable to have a Thanksgiving Dinner so this gives us the opportunity to provide something for the people that are unable to have a really nice Thanksgiving Dinner.”Donations are accepted, but not required.They are also delivering meals to folks who are unable to get out and about.To request a meal delivery, call the restaurant at 794-6565.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Thomaston is moving.As a cost savings measure and to provide better service and accessibility to their customers the Bureau is moving to 360 Old County Road in Rockland.Friday marks the last day of operation at the current location, and they’ll start Monday morning at 8 in Rockland.For more information visit maine.gov or call 624-9000.
A state agency has agreed to loan Prime Tanning of Hartland more than half a million dollars to try and get the company back on its feet after they filed for bankruptcy this week.The Maine Rural Development Authority is loaning Prime Tanning $550,000.
For the second time in the American Folk Festival’s history the event made money.Organizers of the festival went before city leaders Wednesday night to recap last summer’s event.The group presented a report to the city councilors on the business and economic development committee.Yearly losses with the festival have built up a $300,000 dollar debt that’s now owed to the city.
The life of a Maine soldier, killed in Afghanistan, was celebrated in Augusta on Thursday, November 18th.20-year-old Army Specialist Andrew Hutchins was killed while on duty in Eastern Afghanistan.Hutchins is from New Portland and graduated from Carrabec High School in North Anson.Family and friends are invited to remember Hutchins at Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home in Augusta Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.A funeral service and celebration of his life will be held Friday morning at 11 at the Augusta Armory.
Students from across the State were recognized today for their creativity.Young artists were invited to the Blaine House in Augusta for tea with the first lady.Karen Baldacci developed the Maine Youth Excellence in Art Program.The program has given students the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in Augusta.More than five hundred pieces have been shown at the State House and other Capitol Buildings, including the Blaine House.This afternoon Baldacci thanked the students for sharing their work with the State.We’re told the program will continue into the next administration.
Tonight, the Hammond Senior Center took advantage of a golden opportunity to get ready for the holidays.The Bangor center hosted a gold and metals buying party for local residents.Guests could bring jewelry, coins, or silverware to be appraised by a licensed jeweler from the diamond and gold mine outlet.
A Bucksport man is charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs for reportedly selling prescription pain killers near a school in Hancock county.Edmund Osborne, 51, was arrested last week after an ongoing investigation into the reported drug sales.According to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, a confidential informant purchased both hydrocodone and oxycontin from Osborne in June.Osborne is scheduled to be in court on Thursday, March 24th.
At Wednesday’s meeting, Executive Director of the gaming board, Bob Welch, announced his resignation.He will be taking a job with the University of Maine Police Department.And Board Chairman George Hale is also leaving, at the beginning of next year.Hale tells TV 5 he will stay on until Governor Elect Lepage chooses someone to replace him.A scheduled recount on the Oxford County Casino vote didn’t prevent representatives of the company behind the proposed 165-million dollar casino, from meeting with the Maine Gambling Control Board Wednesday.Black Bear Entertainment is taking the first steps toward building its casino in Oxford.Meghan Hayward reports.Members of Black Bear Entertainment made a brief presentation at the Gambling Control Board meeting Wednesday in Augusta.” We hope this is the start of a beautiful friendship.
Helping the Bangor Y is as simple as a few clicks on Facebook.Balance Hair and Body in Brewer are taking part in a new media fundraiser.They would like to have 2,011- fans on their Facebook page by January first.When they reach that goal they will donate $500 to the Bangor Y.All you have to do is search Balance Hair and Body on Facebook and then click that you would like to become a fan.
A concerned Maine resident is trying to rally support against plans to build a new arena in Bangor because he fears it will hurt taxpayers.Earlier this summer, councilors voted to hire an architectural firm and the Cianbro Corporation to come up with a design for a 74-hundred seat arena in Bass Park.Mike Dyer, director of Bass Park, says the council’s intent is to bond construction funds and pay for the project with money it receives from Hollywood Slots.But Bob Cimbollek, a former Bangor High School basketball coach, says he believes the taxpayers will have to pay for the rest.”We’ll be in the red in our taxes so that’s just kind of a statement if the city is going in the red, the taxpayer will have to bail them out,” he said.Cimbollek plans on gathering signitures for a petition.On Thursday, city councilors will meet about the project.