Friends of Acadia is looking for volunteers to help clean up the shoreline of Mount Desert Island and its neighboring communities.Volunteers will either be directed to shorlines on MDI or taken by kayak to nearby islands.The cleanup is scheduled for Saturday.If you’d like to join, you can contact Terry Begley at 288-3340 or Terry at friendsofacadia.org.
The Orono Fire Department was praised for it’s on the job safety record Monday night.A couple of fire fighters were on hand at the Town Council meeting to accept the SHAPE Award.The Maine Department of Labor gives out this award to public sector employers who go above and beyond to maintain a safe work environment, but receiving this award is no easy task.The public sector employer must fill out a detailed entry form, send in five years worth of injury logs, and then pass an inspect of the work area.since 2005, 37 entities have been given this award, 19 of them fire departments.
The Spectrum Generations Cohen Center in Hallowell is offering vision screenings this week at no cost.From 4pm to 6pm on Wednesday night, employees from Wal-Mart’s Vision Center will be providing the free screenings at the Cohen Center.They will also clean your glasses and offer minor repairs and adjustments.It is located at 22 town farm road in hallowell.You can call 626-7777 for more information.
Swimming, biking, running it’s a triathlon held on the Umaine campus in Orono but you have to be between the ages of seven and thirteen to enter.Lisa Trimper talks about what we should know about the cub tracks triathlon.Cub Tracks Youth TriathlonSunday, September 25Race starts at 1 pm, pre-race meeting at 12 noonUniversity of MaineRegister at www.active.com or www.emmc.orgFor more information, 973-4600
The strong bond between Kelly Walton and her mother Lois Fraser has endured many obstacles.The past few years have been filled with financial struggles and sickness, but through it all, one thing has remained constant, Reba McEntire’s music.”This is a mom and daughter who have been through so much together and it’s been a hard few years and it’s full circle she’s here in Bangor and I just think it proves good things happen.”We first introduced you to the duo last month when they launched a Facebook campaign to meet their favorite artist in person.Since then, support on Facebook has nearly doubled.”People have been messaging “oh I hope you meet her” or “we support you” I mean these are strangers.”With the concert scheduled for this weekend, the effort turned into a waiting game.Then country radio station Q 106.5 reached out to the superstar’s management team.We invited Kelly and Lois to the TV 5 studios Monday morning to have a sit down interview.
Firefighters in Jonesport have a new place to call home.A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday morning for the new fire station in town.As Joy Hollowell tells us, it was built thanks to a collaboration among the town, the state and Uncle Sam.=====It is community that makes up the Jonesport Volunteer Fire department.
Fire investigators say there’s too much damage to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a rental cottage in Belfast last week.It happened at Colonial Gables on Route 1 last Monday morning.The business rents cottages with a view of Penobscot Bay.It was one of those cottages that caught fire.Firefighters were able to keep flames from spreading to the other cottages.
Angela Lufkin, with Gentiva and a member of the step by step coalition that works to stop falls among seniors, talks about the falls prevention fair that is being held September 23rd.There will be falls risks assessments, a Tenobscot county triad drug drop-off, blood pressure checks, and glucose tests.