The KahBang Music and Art Festival is in full swing.And folks can expect to see and hear several different bands along the Bangor waterfront.Organizers say they expect a larger turn out to this year’s festival and they’ve extended the number of acts.The festival features a lot of local acts, but also has some big names too.Saturday B.o.B and “OK GO” will take the stage.Organizers say the festival brings a lot to Bangor.” The reason why we created this festival, all of us at KahBang, is to do it for our community.
A local radio station wants its listeners to enlist in the fight against cancer.On Friday morning, WZON AM 620 hosted a radiothon to support the Jimmy Fund, a Boston based charity that supports cancer care and research.Listeners were able to bid on a variety of items up for auction including Boston Red Sox tickets, a baseball signed by Bobby Doerr and even a limited edition baseball card featuring Stephen King.Programming Director Dale Duff says the prizes are all to raise awareness.”In the process, as much as anything just heighten awareness of trying to beat cancer and trying to raise money for research.”Last year, gifts to the radiothon helped the Jimmy Fund raise more than one thousand dollars for cancer research.
Friday was day five of the trial of Michael Chasse.He’s accused of kidnapping and assault at the Maine State Prison where he is an inmate.Prosecutors say Chasse held a prison worker and an inmate hostage for seven hours in the office of the prison library in June of 2008.Chasse has pleaded not guilty, and he’s taken the lead in his own defense.
Folks will have a chance this weekend to enjoy Maine’s National Parks free of charge.The National Park Service will be waiving fees on August 14th and 15th.It’s part of an effort to encourage Americans to visit national parks and take advantage of all they have to offer.Many participating parks will be holding free events this weekend.For more information you can visit www.nps.gov.
Boat builders from around the world are gathered in Rockland for the state’s only in-the-water boat show.The 8th annual Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show kicked off Friday morning.Boats are displayed in the water, and numerous exhibitors are on hand showcasing everything from boats and art to furniture and jewelry.Organizers say this unique gathering is a way to celebrate coastal creativity.”If you as a customer wanted to see all this creativity it would take you all summer to go up and down this coast.
Some Bangor Hydro customer in Trenton will experience a short interruption in service on Monday, August 16.Folks in the Oak Point Road from Rt.3 to Loon Cove Lane will be without power from nine in the morning until noon.The interruption is so Bangor Hydro can safely update their systems.
Construction continues along West Broadway in Lincoln…Crews are repairing, repaving and installing new drainage.The work is expected to correct chronic flooding, icing, sinkholes and heaves caused by poor drainage.The project runs from Penobscot Valley Avenue to Fleming Street.They tell us that they’re right on schedule.”This is funded through a bond.
A mother and daughter duo have teamed up and created a children’s book.Their book focuses on all the different landmarks in Bangor.Meghan Hayward has the story.”My mother came to me and she had an initial idea and I wrote quite a bit in high school and I said okay let’s do it.
This Saturday, the Guys and Gals hair salon will host a yard and bake sale featuring a pig roast, live music and an auction on 92 Burke Lane in Etna.The salon says they decided to host the event to help their owner Carol Small, someone they describe as a person who always gives back.Carol’s son in law recently suffered a severe brain injury from a car accident, doctors said it was the worst brain injury they had ever seen.The all day event kicks off at 9 on Saturday morning.All of the money raised will help Carol’s family pay for her son in law’s medical expenses.For more information, you can call the salon at 368-5443.
Folks gathered at the Lucerne Inn in Dedham to talk business this evening.it’s an annual event where members of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce get together with the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce.Folks there say this is a great chance for those in the business community to network.
The Red Cross held a blood drive with a kah-bang today.The local chapter teamed up with the folks behind the Kah-bang festival for today’s drive at the Sea Dog Brewing Company in Downtown Bangor.Fifteen 2-day passes to the Kahbang festival were raffled off to folks who donated blood today.The Red Cross says this is a tough time of year to get donors.