A nationwide competition landed a local school at the White House this week.Husson University was invited to attend President Obama’s Interfaith and Community Service Challenge.It’s a contest that asks universities across the country to come up with a proposal as to how their school can help unite different communities.A group of students and faculty from Husson put theirs together under a tight deadline.Their three-part proposal got the school one of just 300 invites.One student, along with the university chaplain, made the trip to the capitol.
Outside it looks like a summer storm, but inside it looks like the first day of school.”When you think of summer camp, you think of a couple hundred people and the arts and crafts, cabin and canoes and everything, and it’s not that kind of camp,” said Mark Nason, Camp Director at the New England School of Communication.Here, the campers are eager students and the counselors, experienced professionals.”This is a great five day commitment that they can find out this is something that I really want to do, or they can find out in five days maybe it’s a little more work than I thought or it’s not something I’m really interested in pursuing as my career,” said Nason.Because at NESCOM’s media camp, there’s something for everyone.”It’s what I call a taste test.”Regardless of what you like, you’ll have a chance to try it all.”I never thought that I’d be interested in radio and now I think I am,” said camper, Rebecca Eddows.Because whether it’s cameras, editing or graphic design, for one week, the school shines a spotlight on it all.”It’s really cool.
It’s been nearly 10 years since America watched in horror as the events of 9/11 unfolded.With the anniversary just about a month away, a Brewer Church is looking to honor first responders.The Calvary Baptist Church wants to pay tribute to the more than 400 firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical personnel who gave their lives that day.The church is also setting up a special ceremony to say thanks to the first responders in our communities who continue to do what they do every day to keep us safe.The church would like to be able to give first responders a thank you gift in the form of a gift certificate to a local restaurant or business.If you would like to donate, you can send all checks or gift certificates to Calvary Baptist Church, 61 state street, Brewer, ME, 04412
It appears a lightning strike sparked a fire that destroyed a home on the Wings Mills Road in Mount Vernon Tuesday.On a day when powerful thunderstorms rolled through Central Maine early in the day lightning from one of those storms is believed to be responsible for a house fire that started around noon.Kathleen Brann was visiting her grandchildren next door and heard the lighting strike.
The medical examiner’s office says a Millinocket man died accidentally in a car crash over the weekend.State Police say 57-year old Mark Knopf was driving on Route 11, about two miles outside of Millinocket Saturday afternoon, when his car suddenly veered across the road and crashed into a tree.Police originally thought a medical issue might have been a factor, but the autopsy indicates Knopf died from blunt force trauma to the chest.
An Augusta firefighter has been taken to a hospital for heat exhaustion from battling a blaze on Middle Street.It happened Tuesday morning.Augusta’s fire chief tells TV 5 a neighbor saw flames and called the fire department.The chief believes the fire started in the kitchen and estimates $60,000 worth of damage to the house.
The Maine factory that held the nation’s last sardine cannery is expected to start a new life this week processing lobsters.The company Live Lobster is expected to begin processing frozen lobster tails and frozen and fresh lobster meat at the Gouldsboro plant once owned by Stinson Seafood.The lobster meat will be sold to restaurants, stores and distributors around the country.Live Lobster President Antonio Bussone tells the Bangor Daily News he expects to employ up to 50 people by the time operations begin.Earlier this year, Live Lobster acquired the former Stinson Seafood sardine cannery in the local village of Prospect Harbor earlier this year from Bumble Bee Foods, which had closed it in April 2010, eliminating 130 jobs.(The Associated Press)
Fire crews spent about two and a half hours battling a fire in Orland early Tuesday morning.The call to the single family home on Bald Mountain Road came in a little before two o’clock.The home owner noticed the lights flicker and smelled smoke, and checked out the basement and reportedly saw smoke coming out of the electrical box.When fire fighters arrived from Orland, Bucksport, and Dedham they could see smoke and flames in the basement.The fire was contained to just the one room and into the ceiling in the basement, but it’s located just under the kitchen.The house was saved but there is smoke and water damage.No one was injured, and fire fighters did save a couple of cats from the home.