The Maine Warden Service says a 12-year-old boy is doing fine after accidently shooting himself in the foot while deer hunting.Saturday was Maine’s annual youth deer hunting day.Authorities say the boy was hunting with his uncle in Waterboro.He told wardens he was resting his rifle on his foot and was playing with the safety when the gun fired.He suffered a gunshot wound to his right foot.
Freeport was the setting for a special wedding Friday evening.Harraseeket Inn played host for the first Real Maine Wedding of the year.Laura Plaisted and Nolan Hood were chosen earlier this year as the winners.The groom, is a Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard and has served the country for the past twelve years.He returned home from Afghanistan this Summer after the couple were selected as the winners.The wedding package, besides the venue included a wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, the rings, hair styling and much more.
Folks could become a firefighter for the day.The Orono Fire Department opened its doors to the public.Folks could learn how to use a fire extinguisher, go through a smoke trailer and hear about other fire safety tips.Firefighters say it’s important to meet the members of your community.” The more we know about these situations in an emergency the better off we are at handling them.
A church in Waterville is extending support to area teens who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.They are calling it the teen drop in center.It’s a safe place where the youth can socialize, share refreshments and find support from peers and adults.Some students from Colby College are helping with the center.Organizers say this center is needed in the area.” Youth in Waterville often feel isolated and alone.
The Katahdin Area Rotary Club is showing their support for the End Polio Now Campaign.Monday is World Polio Day, the club has been raising money all year long.Now they have a raffle for an afghan, which was made by someone affected by polio.From 9 to 1 Monday they will be in the parking lot of the Katahdin Federal Credit Union in Millinocket selling tickets, so if you are in the area stop by.
The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is holding a public meeting on the proposed expansion of Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town.The meeting will be Monday, October 24 at six at the Black Bear Inn, in Orono.The proposed project would be constructed in three phases and extend its capacity from 10 million cubic yards to approximately 32 million cubic yards.According to the application, this would provide long-term, state-wide disposal for the next twenty to twenty-five years.
Residents of Sunbury Village Retirement Community set sail Saturday night without even leaving land.Their community was transformed into a cruise ship, complete with live entertainment, casino games and even a captain of the ship.This was the first big event to benefit the newly organized Veterans Club, Outward Bound.
The Bangor YMCA held their annual benefit auction Saturday at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.More than 180 guests attended, making it the largest turnout the Y has seen in the 13 years of hosting the event.There was a silent and live auction with more than 200 items donated by local businesses.
Fall is in the air, so you might as well celebrate it.The Curran Homestead Museum in Orrington held their annual Harvest Celebration.They had cider pressing, food being cooked on their wood fire cook stove, horse-drawn hay rides and there was bluegrass music.They say it’s nice to give people a chance to take a step back in the past.” Well it kind of reminds people where we came from.
The Cole Land Transportation Museum opened its doors for a local fire department.All the proceeds from the museum’s admission on Saturday is going to the Burlington Fire Department.The department is about a year old and they have responded to more than thirty calls since their inception.They are using Saturday’s event to get exposure and help educate folks on fire safety.” Six of our active firefighters who go indoors actually have new gear and we’re trying to get ten more sets of gear.
Maine State Police say the remains of a body found in a Lewiston storage unit may be those of a woman who went missing in 1983.Spokesman Steve McCausland says relatives of a Lewiston man were cleaning out the rented storage unit Friday afternoon when they found a woman’s body inside a freezer.McCausland says the remains haven’t been positively identified, but may be those of Kitty Wardwell, who was reported missing 28 years ago at the age of 29.The storage unit was rented by Francis “Frank” Julian, who was Wardwell’s on-again, off-again boyfriend and was the last person known to see her alive.Julian died earlier this month at the age of eighty.(Associated Press)
Sweet treats weren’t hard to find at an event in Bangor Friday night.It was the annual Celebrity Dessert and Auction which benefits two worthy organizations,Hospice of Eastern Maine and Pathfinders, which helps children who have lost a loved one.TV-5s Joy Hollowell and Todd Simcox did some judging, tough assignment they had.Organizers say people mean business when it comes to the auction.” This is a good crowd.
Maine health officials are investigating a strange case of flu.They say a young boy from Southern Maine came down with flu symptoms earlier this month shortly after being exposed to pigs at an agricultural fair.State Epidemiologist Stephen Sears says the h3n2 swine-origin flu strain that infected the boy is similar to a strain that caused three people to get sick in Pennsylvania and one person in Indiana.Sears says the boy has recovered.Health experts don’t expect the new strain to pose a widespread threat.