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.
A dog is making some waves in Old Town.The owner of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever taught his dog how to swim underwater and stay there for 15 seconds.”i always wanted a big dog, I grew up with dogs.”An avid hunter and self proclaimed dog enthusiast, Matt Lucas purchased Champ when he was just seven weeks old from a breeder in Arkansas.”Their breed is the best at duck hunting and i wanted a dog that was capable of anything,” he said.As it turns out, he was.
Wind power is at the core of a new competition coming to high schools throughout Maine.The “Windstorm Challenge” has students designing and making floating wind turbines.Meghan Hayward has the story.Some high school students have spent part of their summer inside the world of engineering.”This week, we designed, built and tested offshore wind platforms that will be used in a competition that will be designed for next spring.”The work these students have done is similar to that of real engineers.”As you know, these students are this next generation.
The prospect of higher energy taxes energized folks to hold a press conference in Bangor Thursday.The Maine Heritage Policy Center and Americans For Prosperity are trying to send a message to Maine’s US Senators to say no to the tax hikes.The House of Representatives passed a 2-dollar per barrel oil tax to help pay for oil spill response.The groups say if the tax holds up we’ll see a big difference at the gas pump.”The U.S.