It was a picture perfect wedding for two members of the Getchell Agency, an organization which serves the developmentally disabled.Del Robinson and Alice Kingsbury said “I Do” Thursday afternoon.The couple arrived in style to their ceremony, which was attended by family and friends.The couple had been dating for about a year before taking the plunge.
If you know someone who has acted heroically, the Red Cross would like to hear from you.The Pine Tree Chapter is accepting applications for its Real Heroes Award.It’s for people whose acts of courage, kindness and selflessness have helped save lives.Nominees must live, study or work in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Knox, Waldo or Hancock counties.Forms are available by calling 941-2903 extension 106.The deadline is September 16th.The awards will be presented in mid November.
Many of us haven’t had to look at a driver’s manual since we tested for our license.But Friday, AAA is hosting a workshop for drivers who’ve been on the road for awhile.It’s called ‘Keeping the Keys’ and is aimed at helping older drivers stay safe behind the wheel.The safety expo will give drivers tips on how to recognize changes in driving that come with age.If you’re interested in attending, you can stop by the Muskie Center in Waterville from 10am to 2pm, Friday.Admission is free.
Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar visited the University of Maine after being invited by Senator Susan Collins.His visit was to help him learn more about the offshore wind technology being developed at UMaine.They both agree, Maine is leading the way.” We have in fact the best wind resource of any coastal state.”Secretary Salazar toured the Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
You won’t be able to cross into Canada from Van Buren for several hours Saturday.It will close for construction from 7 in the morning until noon.A train trestle will be removed.It’s suggested that border crossers use the Hamlin Port of entry, which is about ten miles away or cross over at Madawaska, which is 24-miles away.
Bucksport Police are asking for help tracking down a man wanted for questioning in a theft that occurred last month.The man was seen walking into the Irving Circle K Convenience Store around midnight, July 26th.The man appears to be wearing a dark-colored t-shirt and light colored baseball cap turned backward.Police say the theft was from a display outside the store.Anyone with information is urged to call Bucksport Police at 469-7951.
Nicholas Arroyo and his band of brothers at the Home Builders Institution spent three days drilling and sawing to add a bit of home to the Maine Veterans Home.”All of these veterans are really inspiring to me all of us here at the Home Builders Institution,” he said.The group built twelve flower beds from the ground up to give residents another way to stay active.”For them, to be out and about and just interacting with others as part of their mental health and their well being and it gives them quality of life in their last years,” said They’re now in full bloom and creating quite a buzz.”It’s been very good I mean you know it was just like snap your fingers, there they are,” said resident Jerry Gilles.Gilles considers himself a garden enthusiast and while these days it’s taken a back seat, he’s excited to see it make a comeback in his life.”I just love gardening I love plants, I love gardening and I miss it because I’m obviously disabled at this point in time,” he said.But for the men of HBI planting these seeds was a chance for them to give back to the men and women who have already given them so much.”It makes me feel like a really good person like I’m giving them something to look forward to something to do,” said Dustin Alley.Something small that’s already made a big impact.
Fire destroyed a house in Athens Thursday morning.It happened on Valley Road around 9:30.A member of the Athens Fire Department tells TV 5 it looks like the blaze started in the kitchen and spread quickly.We’re told three dogs and a cat died in the fire.