From gold panning to granite quarrying, visitors to the Maine State Museum will have a chance to discover and explore the state’s geology and earth products.Scientists, artists, educators and industry professionals from around Maine will gather at the museum in Augusta on Wednesday for the annual Maine Earth Science Day.The museum says more than 800 students from throughout the state were already signed up by last week to attend Maine Earth Science Day.To learn more about upcomming events at the Maine State Museum, check them out online at www.mainestatemuseum.org(The Associated Press)
More than 6,500 Bangor Hydro customers in Bangor are without power currently.Bangor Hydro says the power went out just after 9 pm Sunday.They believe it’s the result of a problem at their Broadway substation.Customers affected in Bangor include, Broadway, Essex Street, some of the tree steets and other ones located on the east side.Crews are on scene, working to fix the problem.There is no estimated time of when the power will be restored.
Authorities say a Dixfield teenager has passed away, following a car accident.They say 16-year-old Danielle Ranger was driving on Ridge Road in Peru when she struck a tree shortly after eight Saturday night.She was lifeflighted to a local hospital for head trauma.
In the restaurant business, there’s always a rush and whether it’s a rush order or the lunch rush, there’s room for mistakes.”All the orders were hand written and it was just a mess,” said Zen’s general manager, Jira Rustana.At the restaurant, they’ve actually been able to find some peace of mind in getting things done in a hurry.
The top award for ice cream at the 2011 World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin was given to a Maine ice cream maker.Gifford’s Ice Cream won its second straight grand champion award.The Skowhegan company won its award for its chocolate ice cream, while also winning a first in the french vanilla category.It took second place for its regular vanilla and orange sherbet products.(Associated Press)
Authorities are investigating an accident that killed a 24-year-old motorcycle rider.The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Department says William Harris of Durham was killed around 7 pm Saturday when he was struck by a car on Route 136.The car was being driven by 18-year-old Michael Matczak of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.Matczak and a passenger were taken to Central Maine Medical Center for treatment.(Associated Press)
Crews responding to a garage fire in Troy Saturday night say they heard multiple explosions before it burned to the ground.Troy fire officials say they responded to a home on the Bangor Road around 10:30 p.m.They say a garage separate from the house was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.They believe extreme heat caused spare tires inside the garage to expand and explode.It took crews about three hours to extinguish the flames.They say no one was injured.
Wireless Zone in Bangor was having a “cell-a-bration,” in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.They hosted a Patriot’s Day event and some New England Patriot cheerleaders were on hand for the festivities.They were giving away game tickets and much more, all to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.” At the Wireless Zone we really feel that it’s important to be a part of our community and to give back to those who keep us here.
Some teens in bangor teamed up with the Salvation Army to help out less fortunate people.It was in connection with this year’s Maine Nazarene Youth International Fall Retreat which is being held at the Bangor First Church of the Nazarene on Union Street.They went door to door collecting canned goods, personal hygiene products and infant supplies.They call it the great food scavenger hunt and give kids value points for certain items collected.” It’s one of those things where God has blessed us with so much.
A group of people were on the streets in downtown Bangor, raising awareness for the blind and visually impaired.It was the annual White Cane Walk.They do it to make sure the blind and visually impaired who live in Maine have access to roads and cross walks just as everybody else does.” It’s an incredibly important issue.
Wabanaki tribal members came together for one of their own Saturday.They took part in a nearly 100 mile tribal spirit run, all for Kani Malsom.He was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer.The run is to give him spiritual strength.” This is about honoring and taking care of tribal members.
Folks wanting to learn how to protect themselves from scams and other forms of financial exploitation could attend a free conference in Bangor Saturday.Identity theft and mail and telemarketing scams were just a few of the topics discussed.Speakers provided helpful tips on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.” Regulation can only do so much.
Art covers the walls at a UMaine gallery, but it’s not quite what you think.This exhibit actually allowed for artist to present their work by drawing directly on the walls of the Lord Hall Gallery.The “Drawing On” exhibition held its opening Friday evening.It took the eight artists any where from a few hours, to a few weeks to finish their pieces.If you missed out on Friday’s opening, you can catch the art Monday thru Friday from 9-4, but hurry up, the exhibit is only on display until November 18th.
Starting next week, the Ferry Point port entry in Calais will temporarily shut down to make way for a new paving project.Thatâ€™s the border crossing accessed from downtown Calais.Construction is scheduled to begin at 7:00 Monday morning and will last until midnight October 21st.All motorists should use alternate routes during the construction.