The winter is a busy time for people at Penquis in Bangor.Last year, the program helped 14-thousand Mainers in Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox county heat their homes using money from the low income heating energy assistance program also known as LIHEAP.”These are families who are making choices between food and fuel and medicine, daily choices,” says Dale McCormick, the Director of Maine Housing.That includes senior citizens.
No matter how you slice it, in Maine, blueberry pie is law.Designated the official state dessert, it’s given everyone an excuse to indulge, even in a little friendly competition.Twelve contestants brought their recipes to the lunch table at the Spectrum Generations Muskie Community Center.”The crust, we have tried it before, and we loved it,” said contestant Jessie Gifford.
Easport residents are bracing for attack.Pirates plan to raid America’s eastern-most city.It’s all part of the 6th Annual Eastport Pirate festival.Volunteers in charge of the prep work will meet Wednesday night at the Eastport Chowder House.They need all hands on deck to get ready for the festival, which runs September 9-11.For more information, call 853-4343.
Golfers teed off at the Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono Monday afternoon and did a very good thing in the process.Those taking part in the McDonalds Heros-Hope-Healing Golf Classic hit the links looking to benefit EMMC’s Children’s Cancer Treatment Center.Also on the green was a young golfer who knows first hand the devastating effects of cancer.Sam Alexander lost his leg and has limited use of his right arm because of bone cancer,but that doesn’t make his game sub-par.Organizers plan to use the money raised for a family room and a children’s play area within the treatment room of the hospital.
Many educators and politicians have talked about the brain drain for years.Where Maine kids leave to find better jobs.The opposite of that happened in Brewer Monday.Patrick Healy graduated from John Bapst High School and the University of Maine before leaving the state for Missouri to get his Doctorate in Chiropractic.Now he is back and has opened up his own practice in Brewer.He just turned 27 Sunday and Monday was his grand opening.He knows the economy is tough now, but wanted to come back home to Maine to be closer to his family and to further his career.” I just had some opportunities that presented themselves and I just wanted to be back in the area and it kind of showed it’s face so I’m taking the chance and I think things will turn out they way they are supposed to.”The grand opening and ribbon cutting was held with members of the Brewer City Council, and Dr.
Many people have seen or heard about the collapse of the stage at the Indiana State Fair this weekend.There are plans and policies in place to hopefully prevent something like this happening along the Bangor Waterfront.”It’s not just when something like the Indiana situation happens,” said American Folk Festival Executive Director Heather McCarthy.
Police in Waldoboro are calling it a tragic accident.37-year old Robbie Flint died Saturday, after a truck rolled off a car carrier onto him.Authorities were called to Flint’s home around 2 in the afternoon.When they arrived, officers saw a full-sized pick up truck on top of Flint’s body.
Police say a man from Bangor had to be tazed and arrested while under the influence of bath salts.It’s the second time in two months 27-year old Christopher Buzzell has had a run-in with police while reportedly on the hallucinogenic drug.A witness called police Sunday morning, saying Buzzell was on bath salts and had lost it.
t’s a chance to stuff your face and stuff the backpack of a student, all at the same time.The Valley Grange and Penquis are teaming up to raise money for the Penquis Smart Starts for Students Fund.It provides school supplies for families in MSAD #4, #41, #46, #68 and School Union 60.On Friday, August 19th, folks are invited to fill up at an Italian buffet, which includes a build your own salad bar.The dinner goes from 5 p.m.
The American Red Cross holds blood drives daily, but Tuesday they’re co-hosting one they say is different.They’ve teamed up with the Ellsworth Rotary for the community’s Super Blood Drive.From noon to six o’clock, you can stop by the Down East Family YMCA to donate.All donors will receive a Red Sox T-shirt, and have a chance to win tickets to a game.For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Two men are in the hospital after a car crash, Sunday.Lifeflight had to be called when nineteen year old Nathan Miller-Hildings lost control of his truck and slammed into a tree along North Haven Road on Vinalhaven.It happened around 2:30 in the morning, but police say they were notified about three hours later.
A Winterport woman remains in the hospital with serious injuries following an accident Friday night.Shortly after seven, 32-year-old Beth Kingsbury, was driving a pickup along Stream Road and went off the road and rolled over.Authorities say she sustained head injuries along with other injuries.They say charges are pending further investigation.