YEAR AFTER YEAR I HAVE SAID THAT I WILL TREAT THE SUPERBOWL JUST LIKE ANY OTHER GAME AND ENJOY IT.AND EACH YEAR I FAIL.THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS TO DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND EXPECT DIFFERENT RESULT.THE GAME IS MOM, APPLE PIE AND ICE CREAM.ITâ€™S THE SUPERBOWL AND NOTHING IN THE SPORTS WORLD MATCHES IT.STARTING EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON THE NATION WILL BEGIN A DAY OF EXCESS OF JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.OF COURSE ONE DAY CANâ€™T CONTAIN THE EVENT.ITâ€™S NOT JUST A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ITâ€™S AN EXPIERIENCE.I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT EVEN I WAS SURPRISED AT ONE ELEMENT OF THE HYPE LEADING UP TO THE BIG GAME.FOR THE FIRST TIME THE N F L SOLD TICKETS TO â€œMEDIA DAYâ€.YOU GOT IT.FANS SHELLED OUT BIG BUCKS TO WATCH THE HORDE OF REPORTERS RUNNING AROUND WITH CAMERAS AND RECORDERS ASKING , FOR THE MOST PART, INANE QUESTIONS.THERE ARE NO LIMITS APPARENTLY.
Dive teams from the Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police are back in Waterville to continue their search for Ayla Reynolds.State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland says the two areas they will search Friday are similar to where the divers looked early last month.
On Saturday, February 4th, folks will once again head out to raise money for the Pine Tree camp with a snowmobile ride.Not just any snowmobile ride though, riders are required to stuff their snowsuits with raw eggs.TV5’s own Todd Simcox and Wayne Harvey will be taking part once again this year.
For three years now, our own Wayne Harvey has given back to the Make A Wish Foundation through Wiffle Ball.Wayne’s Wiffle For A Wish has raised $15,500 for the charity, which grants wishes to children who have life threatening diseases.Friday morning, the folks from Make A Wish surprised Wayne live on television with the community spirit award.It’s one of only a handful of honors given out each year by Make A Wish, to Mainers who go above and beyond for the foundation.Each August, players participate in 12 plus hours of Wiffle Ball at the Union Street Atheltic Complex in Bangor.Last year, more than 170 people took part in it.This year’s Wiffle For A Wish Tournament is set for August 18th.For more information, including how to sign up a team, you can Click Here…On behalf of all of us here at TV 5, a huge congratulations to Wayne on a well-deserved award.
A tractor trailer hauling potatoes caught fire Thursday evening, shutting down a section of I95 South for a little while.Police say the driver first noticed one of the trailer’s wheels was on fire on I95 in Orono.We’re told the driver was able to detach the trailer carrying the potatoes from the truck, saving the truck, but not the trailer or the potatoes.According to authorities, the driver was not hurt in the accident.Crews were able to re-open that section of the Interstate late Thursday night.
Governor Lepage has created a task force to fight prescription drug abuse in Maine.The 17-member panel will include health officials and will have a police presence.Lepage’s office says drug-related deaths now exceed traffic deaths in Maine.And more than 500 babies born in Maine last year faced opiate withdrawal and other effects from their mothers’ drug abuse.The task force will work on such things as a prescription drug disposal program, public education to reduce drug abuse and notifying prescribers when patients are arrested for giving drugs to others.
Itâ€™s a sweet way to spend an evening supporting young singers.The Camden Hills Regional High School Women’s Choir and Chamber Singers will hold a dessert cabaret Monday, February 6th.The annual event will feature solos and duets performed by the students and an all you can eat dessert buffet.Thereâ€™s also a special raffle for a Valentineâ€™s Day gift.Tickets are $10, the event starts at 7:00 p.m.To reserve a spot, call Kim Murphy at 236-7800, ext.
Here’s a sweet way to spend an evening supporting young singers.The Camden Hills Regional High School Women’s Choir and Chamber Singers will hold a dessert cabaret Monday, February 6th.The annual event will feature solos and duets performed by the students and an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet.There’s also a special raffle for a Valentine’s Day gift.Tickets are $10 and the event starts at 7pm.To reserve a spot, call Kim Murphy at 236-7800, extention 295.
The Advisory Committee that was formed to help save the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor is adding three more people.City Councilor James Gallant tells us all have had patient experience with the facility.Sophia Wilder, Lonnie Gould and Katherine Storer were chosen to join the committee.
Governor LePage’s deadline for lawmakers to pass his proposed cuts to MaineCare has come and gone.The appropriations committee has still not approved a supplemental budget.Last Friday, the governor told the committee if they didn’t pass his proposal by yesterday, the state would default on it’s Medicaid payments this year.
The Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has created a way for the public to watch a Maine black bear grow up.A camera has been placed in the den of a black bear who gave birth to two cubs this past month.The webcam is streaming on the the department’s newly formed Wildlife Research Foundation website.
Pennsylvania may rely on Punxsutawney Phil to forecast whether winter will continue for six more weeks, but in Orono, the Dirigo Pines Retirement Community turns to Dirigo Dug.Every year, residents of Dirigo Pines come together to wait for dug to emerge from his tent.The ceremony features a Mayor and news coverage.This year, Dug says he didn’t see a thing, predicting an early spring.”Winter is a terrible time and we don’t want people to focus on that, folks here enjoy the life that we have here and it’s just fun, anything we can do to create a little stir and some fun is what we’re all about,” said Juanita Taylor, the Activity Director at Dirigo Pines.Dirigo Dug says he’s a Mainer and another thing that makes him different from Punxatawney Phil are his dance moves.