With the hot summer months just around the corner, the folks at Manna Ministries in Bangor are hard at work collecting bottled water to hand out to those in need.Executive Director Bill Rae says Manna gave out nearly 200 gallons of bottled water last summer.But heading into this summer, they’re running dangerously short on water and they’re asking for help.In addition to bottled water, they’re also in need of toilet paper and, of course food.You can help out by dropping those items off to manna at 629 Main St.
It’s an organization that’s been in flight since 1996.Angel Flight northeast is an organization of about a thousand pilots who fly patients with medical conditions to their appointments.This week-end, that group is going to get some support in their mission from a Bar Harbor business.The folks at Bar Harbor Cellar Winery are sponsoring a Mussels and Wine Festival.A local harvester is donating all the mussels.
You’re invited to enjoy good food and wine this week-end in Bar Harbor to help a charity’s mission take flight.The folks at Bar Harbor Cellar’s Winery are sponsoring a mussel and wine festival on Saturday.All of the money raised will go to Angel Flight.It’s an organization of pilots who volunteer their time and their aircraft to fly people with medical conditions to their appointments, free of charge.The winery’s owner is so impressed with the organization that he decided to sponsor this fundraiser.
One of the largest concert promoters in New England is partnering with Bangor to bring a new concert series to town one that promises some pretty big names.Live Nation and New England Concerts say they’ve already booked country superstsar Alan Jackson to perform on the Bangor waterfront September 10th.The band Celtic Woman will perform July 28th.
Bangor Water District will begin installing a new water main along Mount Hope Avenue in Bangor next Monday.The project is expected to take about a month.The new line is being installed to improve the integrity of water service on a section of the pipe that has experienced several breaks.Folks with questions can call the water district at 947-4516.
Bangor library’s summer music series kicks-off Tuesday night.Tuesday’s performance starts at 7 and will feature the Bangor Band, one of the oldest bands in the country.all concerts start at 7 and will either be in Pierce Park next to the library or on the children’s room patio.
More than 60 houses in Waldo County will be getting upgrades.Thanks to the Swan Lake Workcamp.More than 400 volunteers will be doing the repair work starting July fifth.But they still need donations for lumber and hardware for the repairs.For more information you can call Patricia Keyes at 338-6919.
Maine’s Cobscook Bay has proven to be a deadly place for fishermen in recent years.So, for the first time in a long time, surveys are being done of the ocean floor in the bay to see what hazards may lie beneath the surface.Meghan hayward boarded the survey boat Tuesday.Since December 2008, there have been seven fishing-related deaths in Maine’s Cobscook Bay.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has been called in by maine fishing communities to conduct surveys of the area.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms says federal agents shot and killed a man Tuesday morning in Old Orchard Beach.ATF spokesman Michael Campell said a SWAT team went to a home on Sandy Circle at about 6 a.m to arrest 59-year-old Thomas Mayne.
A Mexico woman was killed in an accident in Carthage early this morning.Officials with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department say 19-year old Angela Bordeau was driving along Route 142 when her vehicle left the road.Police say speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the accident.The accident is still under investigation.
Augusta Police believe they’ve nabbed the two men responsible for robbing a pharmacy Sunday.A pharmacist at the CVS store on Capitol Street says a man came in and showed a note demanding oxycontin.Several hours of investigating and a brief foot chase led to the capture of 22-year-old Lance Szady of Augusta.Police say he had oxycontin on him.
The death of a man found in an apartment in Auburn is being called suspicious.State Police say a woman, who lived with the man in the apartment on Myrtle Street called 911 around 5:30 Monday morning.Police say the man was in his early twenties, but haven’t released his name.They say it’s suspicious because they haven’t determined a cause.The body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
A man who was seen choking a woman on Columbia Street in Bangor is heading to jail.40-year-old Stephone Ross was sentenced on Monday to spend a week behind bars.He pled guilty last week in a Penobscot County courtroom.In April, a witness told police he saw Ross attack a woman outside an apartment building near Autumn and Ohio Streets.Ross was charged with domestic violence assault.