Last year, Greg Bowen, co owner of Bowen’s Tavern in Belfast, at the age of 32 was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer.Â Friends and family decided to put together a benefit motorcycle ride which was “Bowenfest.”Â There were approximately 150 motorcycles involved.Â Greg is still alive but is gravely ill right now.Â He wanted friends and family to carry on this tradition for someone in Waldo County with cancer.Â So, this year was have chosen Brad Jo Pinkerton, a 10 year old boy from Frankfort who has leukemia and is currently in remission.Â On Saturday, August 6th at Bowens Tavern, Corner of Route 137 and 7 in Belfast, Bowenfest will take place again.
An annual event is set to rock the city of waterville this weekend.The Water-Oak Gem and Mineral Society is hosting its 41st Annual Mid-State Gem and Mineral Show at the Mount Merici School on Western Avenue.The event will showcase stones from all over the world.
The American Folk Festival is just three weeks and one day away and volunteers are still needed.The Folk Festival staff is still looking to fill about 150 slots.Shifts average around 3-and-a-half hours.Volunteer registration is open through August 12th.
Cobe, the golden retriever, has been a part of Barbara Allen’s family for six years.The carefree pup is known for being friendly, but has happy go lucky nature has often been marred by surgery.”It was when he was a puppy and we noticed something wasn’t right with the hind quarter so we started from there and that’s what we’ve been doing every since,” Allen said.His troubled hind legs have led him to the Veazie Veterinary Clinic, about 25 miles away from his home in LaGrange.Cobe is now undergoing hydro-therapy, a unique rehabilitation treatment that’s being offered in the clinic’s new wellness center.”It allows them to get freedom of motion, re-establish some, strengthen their muscles as long as they’re moving and walking through the water,” said Dr.
The Camden Police Department have obtained a warrant for the arrest of a Rockland man in connection to Tuesday night’s robbery of the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Camden.Police received a tip from someone who saw the surveillance video and recognized 29-year-old Sean Higgins.Police say around 6:30 on Tuesday a male entered the pharmacy and appeared at the prescription counter.They say he passed a note to the pharmacist, demanding drugs.The pharmacist complied and police say Higgins left on foot out the back door.Authorities believe he is in the Sebago area.Anyone with information about his whereabouts are asked to call Camden Police at 236-3030.
An Augusta man is in jail after his girlfriend says he kidnapped and abused her for three days.Fifty year old Robert Horr was arrested Tuesday night following a 911 call made by the woman.According to a court affidavit, she had burns, bruises and cuts all over her body, and she told an officer that Horr had repeatedly burned her with cigarettes.Police say she was able to escape their Water Street apartment when he fell asleep Tuesday.She ran to a neighbor’s house to call for help.Horr is being held at the Kennebec County Jail.He faces multiple charges, including domestic violence terrorizing and criminal restraint.The District Attorney’s office says there was already a warrant out for his arrest for a probation violation.
The search continues for a missing woman from Hampden.Sergeant Ralph Hosford of the Game Warden Service says they’re looking for 65-year-old Judy Kellogg-Markowsky.She went missing from the Avalon Village Retirement Community and was last seen Tuesday night.Game Wardens are helping Hampden police look for her.On Thursday, search dogs probed the woods.