Executive Chef Louis Kiefer from the Bar Harbor Inn joins us Monday morning.He’s preparing Bourbon and Brown Sugar BBQ ribs as well as Steamed Mussels with Andouille Sausage.Bourbon and Brown Sugar BBQ SauceExecutive Chef Louis Kiefer, Bar Harbor Inn1 cup fine diced onion8 cups of your favorite hickory smoked BBQ sauce2 tablespoons liquid smoke1 cup dark brown sugar2 tablespoons Dijon mustard2 cups Bourbonoil to saute onionsSaute onions in oil until translucent.
Sunday was the 66th anniversary of a plane crash that killed 19 people in South Portland.It is remembered as the worst plane crash in Maine’s history, because so many people died.To ensure the victims are never forgotten, a new memorial was unveiled Sunday.The dedication ceremony was held near the crash site, at the entrance to the Redbank Village on Westbrook Street.The memorial is a block of granite, engraved with the names of the victims.They were killed in 1944, when a military plane crashed into a trailer park along the banks of Long Creek.90 people were badly injured, many of them children who were burned.Sunday some of those survivors, who were children then, are now in their 70’s and 80’s.Legend has it that the pilot, Army Lieutenant Philip Russell, was returning home to see his infant daughter for the first time.
State police are investigating an accident on I-95 Southbound at Exit 191.The crash happened late Sunday afternoon.A tan Ford Escape flipped over at the off-ramp, hitting a light pole.Authorities at the scene tell TV5 two women were transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center.
Some kids got to have a magical experience in downtown Bangor Sunday afternoon.The Maine Discovery Museum put on secret animal watercolors for the kids.Staff members drew animals on white paper using white crayon.When kids painted over the paper with watercolors, the animals magically appeared.”The kids really seem to like it.
History came alive at Leonard’s Mills in Bradley this weekend.As part of Living History Weekend, kids and adults got transported back to the late 1790’s.Every July Leonard’s Mills holds the Living History Weekend.It’s full of various displays and demonstrations.Organizers say it’s a great place to learn about the rich history of our area.The mill is also adding new features.”We’re setting up a mill complex down by the ticket booth off in the woods in another area.
A Brewer man arrested for burglary in May is expected to be in court next month.Police say 29-year-old Eric Becker faces felony charges including burglary.In May, a couple who live on Birch Street in Bangor say they arrived home to find Becker inside.
The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says a woman from Oxford is dead following a crash in Mechanic Falls.The crash happened just after 10 o’clock Saturday night.Deputies say a vehicle was stopped in a driveway on Pleasant Street, waiting to pull out, when another vehicle left the road and hit the idling car.
Maine State Police say a man from Canada has died after the car he was riding in struck a moose on the Maine Turnpike late Saturday night.27-year-old Christopher Miller, of New Brunswick, hit the moose.Troopers say the car rolled several times after hitting the animal and came to rest against a tree.A passenger in the back seat of the car walked away with only cuts and bruises.
A baby from Brunswick has become the 5,000th Maine newborn to receive a $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge Grant.Officials say Sebastian Bond is getting a head start on his college fund through the scholarship program, which was formed through the estate of the late Harold Alfond, found of Dexter Shoe Company.Sebastian was born May 6th.Since the program went into effect in 2008, it has contributed $2.5 million to NextGen college savings accounts to help families prepare early for the costs of higher education.
Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting in the town of Brownfield, that’s just south of Fryeburg.The Oxford County Sheriff says someone called 911 around 4:20 Saturday afternoon and said someone had been shot in a yard on Moore Road.The sheriff says when police arrived, they found a 38-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his leg and arm.He was taken to Bridgton Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.Police then started searching for a suspect.Just before 9 o’clock Saturday night, a state police tactical team spotted him coming out of the woods and took him into custody.42-year-old Keith Brain, who also lives on Moore Road in Brownfield, is charged with elevated aggravated assault and is being held at the Oxford County Jail.Police are still at the scene tonight investigating, but the sheriff says it appears Brain and his family were trying to help the victim with some domestic problems when they got into some sort of confrontation and shots were fired.
Police are searching for the person responsible for robbing a CVS in Augusta Saturday.According to police, a white female walked in to the CVS on Capitol Street, handed a note to an employee, and made off with an undisclosed amount of medication.We’re told the woman is white, 5’7” and 160 pounds.
Art carvers, novice or experienced were invited to enter the Maine Coast Carving and Art Competition.The event has been around for 22 years.And is sponsored by the Penobscot Bay Carvers and Artists Association and was held at the boathouse on the Belfast waterfront.There were several different categories, including working decoys, fancy decoys, realistic birds and many others.Folks could look over the sculptures and vote on their favorite ones.” A lot of these people are people that come year after year.
The Belfast waterfront was taken over by artists Saturday.It was the 14th annual Arts in the Park, with more than 80 vendors.Painters, potters, wood carvers and many more were their showing off their skills.Organizers say it’s a great family event and brings lots of people to the Belfast area.And today’s rainy weather didn’t keep folks away either.” A lot of people come back.
It was all about strawberries in Lincolnville Saturday.It was their 16th annual Strawberry Festival.A parade kicked off the event Saturday morning.Then folks could gather at the United Christian Church for strawberry pie and strawberry shortcake.There were also some craft tables, live music and children’s activities.All the money raised from the festival goes to the church and the many organizations they help out.Organizers say this festival is unique from others.” The small town feel it has.
Police are investigating what caused a fatal car accident in Baileyville Saturday morning.According to Baileyville police, 24-year-old Andrew Dow of Princeton was pronounced dead at the scene of a single car accident on South Princeton Road.The call came in just before 4 o’clock Saturday morning.Police say the car left the roadway and struck trees.Two others were in the car at the time of the crash, and both were transported to area hospitals.It is unknown at this time who was operating the vehicle.