Candy moldsCandy wafersSqueeze bottleMelt candy wafers in double boiler until well meltedPlace melted wafers in squeeze bottlePlace bottle in warm water to keep wafers melted make sure to wipe water off before you fill molds (water will make chocolate unable to harden)Pour melted wafers in mold and let harden and pop outRecipe Courtesy: Vicki Billings Rowle
12 cups of popped popcorn1 cup sugarÂ½ teaspoon salt2/3 cup water2/3 cup light corn syrupÂ½ cup butter1 teaspoon vinegarÂ½ teaspoon vanillaPlace popcorn in very large bowl, In medium saucepan, combine remaining ingredients except vanilla.Cook uncovered stirring occasionally until soft-crack stage (270*F.)Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
The trial of a man convicted of kidnapping a group of elementary school students on Halloween of 2008 finally came to an end today.Last week, Randall Hofland was convicted of 39 out of 40 charges.Today, the jury threw out Hofland’s defense that he’s not guilty by reason of insanity.They’re holding him criminally responsible for all of the convictions.It took the jury just over half an hour to deliberate following closing arguments.During Hofland’s statement, he told the jury that what he did at stockton springs elementary that day was crazy, and not something he would normally do.He testified that in the days leading up to the incident, he believed police were trying to kill him.Hofland blames his fear on the traffic stop that occurred just eight days before he went to the school.It was during that stop that an officer accused him of pointing a gun at her.
There were a few more 9th graders in the state today,if only for a few hours.Hundreds of 8th grade students participated in John Bapst’s Step-Up day, an annual event that showcases what the high school has to offer.Potential students were led around by John Bapst Juniors and Seniors.While they may not attend the same school as their tour guides yet, they did have one thing in common says Principal David Armistead.”They’re tour leaders our our students, very often from the same town.”Some 8th graders are already planning their extracurricular activities.
A big announcement on a big addition to the Husson University campus.On Tuesday, school officials revealed plans to add a five-story multi-purpose building to the Bangor campus.The 15-million dollar facility will house 240 students in suite style living facilities, a first for the university.Second year student Caryce Morell lives in a campus dorm.
A trial is set to begin next week for a woman from Florida accused of murdering a man from Dedham.45-year-old Tamra Leasure is charged with second degree murder in the death of 57-year-old Arthur Tilley, Junior.Leasure says she shot Tilley in self-defense.The trial is scheduled to begin Monday.
The American Red Cross says it’s seen the worst drop in the blood supply in a decade.Because winter weather makes it harder for donors to get to the Red Cross the Donor Center on Hammond Street in Bangor is increasing its hours.For the first two weeks of this month the center will be open from 10 to 6 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Red Cross officials say they hope the extra hour will let more people donate.”Blood can’t be manufactured.
Fire tore through a home in Pittsfield Monday night, destroying everying inside, including a very important piece of medical equipment.” First information was that the occupants were still inside, which always makes for kind of a high pucker factor.”Thankfully, when Pittsfield Fire Chief Bernard Williams arrived on Estelle Street, everyone in the home was safely outside.
Randall Hofland has been found criminally responsible on all counts he was found guilty of on Friday.Closing arguments were heard today in the case in Belfast.He was found guilty on 39 counts against him.It’s the second day in the case to determine whether or not he was insane when he kidnapped a group of elementary school students on Halloween day 2008.
A Hiram woman charged with nearly biting off the nose of her ex-boyfriend remains behind bars.22-year-old Shanan Loud did not enter a plea to two assault charges Monday.Police say Loud assaulted her ex-boyfriend because she believed he had become involved with her half sister.A report says the victim’s “right nostril and end of his nose” were being held on by only a small flap of skin.Loud is also charged with biting his throat and attacking a minor.Bail is set at $1,000.She’s due in court again in May.
Monday we told you the Bangor Police Department was searching for two people believed to be involved in a shoplifting incident at Target.And just hours after it first aired two arrests have been made.37 year old Michelle Brann and 35 year old Johnathan Hansen both of Gardiner were arrested in Augusta Monday night.Police there were investigating a shoplifting complaint at Shaws Supermarket on Western Avenue, they detained and charged both Brann and Hansen with a misdemeanor theft charge and then summonsed the pair for on felony theft charges for Bangor Police.After the story initially aired Bangor PD took a call from a man who said he was in the photograph and wanted to know why he was on tv.After an interview with an officer he gave a statement.
Closing arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in the case of Randall Hofland.He was found guilty on 38 of 40 counts against him.It’s the second day in the case to determine whether or not he was insane when he kidnapped a group of elementary school students on Halloween day 2008.Caroline Connolly was in the court room Tuesday, she joined Carolyn Callahan by phone at Noon.
Fire tore through a home in Pittsfield Monday night, destroying everything inside.Crews were called to Estelle Street just before 11 Monday night.Pittsfield Fire Chief Bernard Williams tells us when he arrived, fire was blowing out of the home.Crews from Newport and Detroit helped get the blaze under control.Everyone inside the house made it out safely.We spoke with the homeowners son Tuesday morning who tells us his dad has Multiple Sclerosis and he lost something very important in the fire.
Maine has the most snowmobile trails in the east, and that’s being promoted in a new brochure.The state Office of Tourism and the Maine Snowmobile Association are promoting the new brochure that includes 14-thousand-5-hundred miles of marked and groomed trails, double the mileage of any other New England state.It also includes lodging choices and the cost of out-of-state sled registration.
The Mount Desert Island YWCA wants you to strut yourself for a good cause.The Healthy Heart fashion show is Saturday, February 19th at 1:30pm.The only requirement, you must wear a red dress or red exercise attire.Donations will benefit the American Heart Association.For more information you can call Abby at 288-5008.
Kennebec Valley Community College has found a way to brighten your winter blues.KVCC is hosting “An Evening of Jazz” this Friday to raise money for student scholarships.The formal event includes a silent and live auction, dinner, music from the KVCC Faculty Jazz Band, and entertainment by Maine humorist Gary Crocker.It all takes place at the Fairfield Campus in the Carter Hall Multi-Purpose Room.Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Gloria Taylor at 453-5129.
Fort Knox is getting the star treatment.A production crew from the SyFy channel series “Ghost Hunters” is visiting the area to film an upcoming episode.The crew will begin filming a six day shoot in Prospect next week.”Ghost Hunters” is an hour long television series focusing on paranormal investigations.The fort is currently closed for the winter season, but will open its doors for the series.If you’re looking for your chance to get on t-v, you won’t have any luck.No one will be allowed on property during filming.
Sunday, February 6th, would mark the 100th birthday of the late president Ronald Reagan.Lawmakers in Augusta plan to commemorate the day with a salute in the hall of flags at noon Tuesday, February 1st.Governor LePage, along with members of his cabinet, will be joined by members of the state senate for speeches saluting Reagan’s legacy.