Folks who missed out ordering Girl Scout cookies this year had another chance to snatch up the tasty treats Saturday.Local Girl Scout troops were at both Brewer Federal Credit Union locations selling cookies.The branch manager had noticed them selling the cookies at a local business another year and approached them to do it at their bank.And for the past two years that’s just what they have been doing.” Well Brewer Federal Credit Union has been extremely involved in his community.
Folks looking to buy children’s items or get rid of some, could head to the Brewer Auditorium Saturday.The Parks and Rec Department held a children’s yard sale.There was a variety of items on hand from clothes to toys.Those interested in selling could pay a flat rate for a table.” Well it’s perfect because there are multiple sellers, so it’s one stop shopping for everyone.
There’s a new business in Ellsworth and they held an open house Saturday.Folks could visit the new salon and tanning studio called Motives.The public could be entered to win drawings and get free make-overs and hair dos.The owners really wanted their shop to pop, which is why they had art students from Mount Desert Island paint the murals in the tanning bed rooms.” It’s a community service.
(AP)The state of Maine now owns fifteen horses and other animals seized from a farm last year after the owners were charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty.Brett and Alexis Ingraham have pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charges.The state had requested custody of the animals since the couple were arrested last August.The Ingrahams have now given custody of the animals to the state.
On land, in the air, and in the snow, these are just some of the many different ways you can experience all of what the state of Maine has to offer.”I’ve lived here all my life and I found out all kinds of different exciting ways to enjoy Maine than I ever even knew before.”Show producer Bret Blanchard said that’s what inspired him to create the Maine Tourism and Adventure Expo, a first of its kind travel expo with emphasis on adventure from hiking the Appalachian Trail to white water rafting.Sharney Perrow with Jump and Raft in millinocket says a unique way to experience the beauty of Maine is sky diving.”You go up to 11,000 feet you jump out of an airplane but you get a panoramic view of the beauty of both Mt.
The University of Maine’s Engineering Department is receiving national attention from the American Society of Civil Engineering.The Advanced Structures and Composites Center received the prestigious Pankow Award for the development of the Bridge of a Backpack project.The project uses innovative technology to build bridges in a faster and more affordable manner.Peter Vigue, the President of the Cianbro Corporation, nominated the university for the award.
Traffic was slow moving at an accident in Veazie involving a dump truck and a car.Veazie Police say the car was unable to stop in the snow at the intersection of Chase Road and State Street.The car slid into the front of a dump truck that was turning.Traffic was shut down to one lane for awhile.No one was injured.
A woman in Bangor celebrated quite the milestone Friday.As Meghan Hayward tells us, Edna Bragg has had quite a few parties over the years.We were at Edna Bragg’s 100th birthday celebration, then a few years later when she turned 103.So ofcourse, we had to join her at her 106th birthday.”Right now, I think I’m very lucky to be here and be able to do so in a way.”Bragg is the oldest resident at the Phillips-Strickland House in Bangor.Originally from Hampden, she’s also the oldest resident of the town.Does she have a secret to living this long?”No, I don’t have anything.
The battle over whoopie pie ownership continues between Maine and Pennsylvania.Some Mainers feel they have the proof set in stone, literally.Professor Harold Borns at the University of Maine discovered a rock in Perry last fall that resembles a whoopie pie.The rock peaked his interest because of the debate between Maine and Pennsylvania over the origin of the treat.We’re told the process of petrification has transformed the chocolate cake into gray stone and the white creamy filling to quartz.”He feels the whoopie pie is about 10,000 years old.
A fundraiser will be held Saturday evening in Hermon.It’s the Penobscot Nation Boys and Girls Club’s 9th annual Gala.There will be a traditional Penobscot drumming performance as well as silent and live auctions.The event is Saturday evening at 5 o’clock at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon.For more information call Carla Knapp at 817-7355.
Four couples are competing to win a free Maine wedding, and they need your help.You have until 11:59 Friday night to vote for the grand prize winner.The Real Maine Wedding of the Year contest is put on by Real Maine Weddings magazine.After receiving entries from all over the country judges narrowed the race down to four couples.The winning couple gets a wedding package worth more than $100,000.
Two people were taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with minor injuries Friday morning after a crash on Stillwater Avenue at the Orono Veazie town line.It happened around 9:45 Friday morning.Police say the driver of a car heading to Bangor lost control, slid sideways into the opposite lane and was struck head on by another vehicle.Police say, if you don’t have to be on the roads during a snow storm, stay home.