An Eagle Scout in Eddington wants to honor veterans.Joshua Baillargeon is building a Veterans Memorial as part of his Eagle Scout project.The memorial will be at the town office and will feature a star with flags centered around it as well as a freedom garden off to the side.Joshua’s dad was in the service, which played a part in his decision to give back.Joshua is hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise money for the project.The dinner will be this Saturday from 4PM-8PM at the Eddington School…everyone is welcome.
Bullying is an issue many schools across the state are dealing with.The folks at Ridge View Community School in Dexter are doing what they can to stop it.”You have to let everyone know that you’re being bullied, this is who it is and please do something about it.
It’s hard for some students to wake up to go to school in the morning.But one kindergartener in bangor had no problems Thursday.The Bangor Fire Department gave 6-year-old Camden Faloon a lift to school in one of their trucks.His mother won a silent auction for the fire truck ride through the March of Dimes.Firefighters were more than happy to support the cause and a bring smiles.”We feel it’s important to support community organizations like the March of Dimes and so we’ve done it for a few select groups and it’s worked out well,” said Jake Johnson with the Bangor Fire Department.Johnson says the truck ride is also the chance for firefighters to show a more human side of them to the community.
The Grand in downtown Ellsworth is helping keep its neighbors warm this winter.The historic theatre is hosting a special event.Warm Winter Night will feature local musicians.It’s a fundraiser for the Washington-Hancock Heating Assistance Fund.It’s happening this Saturday.Tickets are 12 dollars.You can call The Grand at 667-9500 to purchase tickets.
A salon in Rockland is offering an incentive to those who cut their locks for children in need.Green with Envy salon on Main Street is having a love cut-a-thon this Saturday to benefit Locks of Love.Locks of Love makes custom fitted hair pieces for children with medical hair loss.Customers who donate 10 inches of their hair to the cause will get a free hair cut.The event is from 9 am to 4 pm.You can call the salon at 594-3900 for more information.
United Cerebral Palsy of Maine is expanding its services.At a news conference Thursday, the organization announced it is merging with the Washington County Children’s Program.The partnership is a chance to provide services even more people including dental programs.Both groups are committed to helping childrens and adults with special needs and their families.Tish Pendergast with UCP of Maine calls the merger a perfect fit.”We feel two is better than one, we can take both of these organizations and go out and just really reach a lot of people in Maine moreso than we could on our own so we’re really excited to merge with them, they have huge deep roots in our community just like we do here,” she said.The partnership officially begins the first of February.
A Maine ethics board has given the go-ahead for a deeper investigation into the finances of two political action committees that support efforts to bring a casino to Lewiston last year.The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices decided 4-0 Wednesday to move forward with a complaint filed by longtime casino opponent Dennis Bailey.The commission found sufficient grounds to believe that a violation may have occurred.Bailey and the group CasinosNO!