Kids were getting their hands dirty in Downtown Bangor Tuesday.The Bangor Library and members of the Bangor Garden Club teamed up to put on a planting party.Around a dozen kids rolled up their sleeves and got to work potting a couple varieties of flowers, which included pansies and lantanas.The flowers will grace the Children’s Terrace at the library all summer long.Members of the Garden Club hope to not only beautify Bangor, but inspire kids as well.For more information on children’s events going on this summer at the library,call 947- 8336
They’re six friends who’ve been together through the tumultuous years of elementary and middle school.”We’ve had our disagreements,” said eighth grader, Emily Noyes.But that’s to be expected for a group whose extracurricular activities have kept them side by side for the last few years.”We’ve been doing this for so long that it’s like we’re all interconnected we’ve got a whole interlaying network,” said Noyes.Which could be why they all shared the same reaction when they took home first place in Destination Imagination’s global finals.
Earlier this morning the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements in the trial.Prosecutor Andrew Benson says when Nightingale confessed to Maine State Police detectives he said he shot Michael Miller at gun point in the back of the head and then shot his wife Valerie out of instinct.The state says even if you discount his confession DNA on the grip of the gun and other evidence points to Nightingale.
The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is joining the national CDC in celebrating “World No Tobacco Day.”The CDC has released the findings of a study regarding the warning labels on cigarettes and whether or not those warnings play a role in helping smokers kick the habit.According to that worldwide study more than 90% of the smokers surveyed said they notice the warning labels featured on packs of cigarettes.A few smokers in Waterville whether or not they notice the warning labels on cigarettes and if those labels make them consider quitting.
A new specialty store will be opening in downtown Bangor this summer.Valentine Footwear will set up shop next door to the Penobscot Theatre.Store owner, Summer Allen, is no stranger to the shoe business – her family owns Winterport Boot Shop in Brewer.She says Valentine Footwear will sell only women’s shoes.
The Brewer Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a man they say assaulted a woman early Sunday morning.Police say the suspect is described as a white male, 5 ‘6” with a thin build.He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jean shorts.Police say the assault happened between 3 and 3:15 Sunday morning at the intersection of Abbot and South Main Streets in Brewer.
The warmer temperatures mean it’s farmers market season for local growers, and the Ohio Street market wants everyone to be able to enjoy it.This year, the market will be accepting EBT cards from customers.It will allow families enrolled in the state’s nutrition assistance program, or SNAP, to buy fresh, local produce.The organization, Food and Medicine, has been working with area growers make healthy options available for low-income families.”People can come in here and go around to all the different farm stands and purchase healthy, fresh, local vegetables and pay for it with their SNAP.
A Bucksport man was admitted to the hospital after his motorcycle collided with a car in Blue Hill Monday night.State Police say 43-year-old Vernon Wilbur was traveling north on Route 15.He was attempting to make a left hand turn onto Beech Hill Road when authorities say his bike ran into the path of a car.
A local church is giving some comfort to soldiers heading overseas.Members of the North Searsport United Methodist Church got together over the weekend to make pillows for troops.They made pillows small enough to be put in duffle bags and all of the materials were donated to the church.The idea came after they found out troops were being charged for pillows on their flights.
Memorial Day pays tribute to veterans who lost their lives, but in Holden, an active member of the military was honored Monday during the town’s Memoral Day celebration.Julie and Scott Foss admit it wasn’t easy seeing their son go off to the army, but they supported his decision.”We’re very proud.
The parades synonymous with Memorial Day come and go, but the memories each veteran carries with them as they celebrate have stayed intact.”I remember these young men, as I was, I was only seventeen, but not coming home.””My uncles and grandfather who served.””My five buddies who were killed instantly in World War II, and also my best boyhood friend, Charlie Flanagan,” said Galen Cole, founder of the Cole Land Transportation Museum.All are reasons Cole has held a memorial day commemoration for the last fifteen years.Cole’s morning began with Bangor’s annual parade where he and fellow veterans remembered the past, as they marched to the beat of cheers coming from our country’s future.”Those children, and there were several thousand of them along the street that were clapping their hands and waving their flags, really said it all,” said Cole.But the turnout at Cole’s museum is, at the very least, a powerful echo.”A lot of people didn’t make it home and we’re remembering them and remembering their families.”Because for families like the Higgins it’s a day about refleection as much as it is gratitude.”As long as I got her, I got everything I need.
Folks turned out as they always do for Stockton Springs annual Memorial Day events.The town hosted a parade Monday morning.After the parade marched and rolled through town, those gathered paused around a field on Main Street for a ceremony to honor veterans…those who are here as well as the memories of those who no longer are with us.The Historical Society and the Stockton Springs Library were given a replica of an article that ran in the Bangor Daily News in 1943 that listed the names and photos of every local man and woman who served in WWII.