There are 139,000 families in Maine currently caring for an ill relative.The physical and emotional demands can take their toll.This is National Family Caregiver month.Joy Hollowell introduces us to a Bangor woman who knew she couldn’t take care of her ailing husband alone.=======”He said, would you like to go out for lunch sometime?
We often report on crimes where drugs and/or alcohol were contributing factors.But what becomes of some of the people involved?There’s a program in Washington County that’s trying to help these folks turn their lives around.Meghan Hayward got an inside look at drug court.Some people just need a push in the right direction to get straightened out.In Washington County, there’s a program that aims to do just that.Washington County is known to have a drug problem.There’s an adult treatment program that’s helping several folks get clean and turn their lives around.”It’s very structured.
Police said two people were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries on Sunday after a crash in Monmouth.Monmouth police said that at 10 Sunday morning two vehicles collided at the intersection of Route 126 and South Monmouth Road.one of the vehicles ended up hitting the side of the South Monmouth Market.Two people were taken by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with serious injuries.
Unity College is hosting an event to fight area hunger.It’s the 16th annual Empty Bowls Event.Monday evening from 5 to 7, folks are invited to the Centre for the Performing Arts on the college’s campus for a meal of homemade soup and bread.Unity College student potters and professional potters from across the state have donated one-of-a-kind, hand made bowls for diners to use and keep.It’s free to attend, but a 15-dollar donation is suggested.
There was a fatal accident in Greenbush Saturday night.It happened on the Cardville road just after 7 pm.Two occupants of a Subaru were traveling south on the road.The driver, 19-year-old William Torres Junior of Orono had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital.His passenger, 25-year-old, William Allen the Fourth of Bangor was pronounced dead at the scene.State Police and fire and rescue from Greenbush, Milford and Old Town responded to the accident.” When we got there we found that a vehicle had left the road, struck a tree.”The road remained closed for several hours while authorities continued investigating.
A local hair salon has gotten a head start on the season of giving.First Impressions Hair Studio in Ellsworth wants to help kids in need gear up for the winter season.They’re asking local residents to donate girl’s coats between the sizes of 2 and 8.Anyone who brings in a coat will get $5 off their service.”We know how important kids are this time of year, and you know gifts come Christmas.
Folks were prepping for a Type Two Magic tournament at the Game Citadel in Bangor Sunday.They are calling it Magic for Manna.Instead of folks paying money to enter the tournament they are asking them to bring in at least 1 non-perishable food item.All the food will be donated to Manna Ministries.Event Organizer, Derek Porter says they are looking for tuna fish, Ramon Noodles and canned soup.Porter says they are always looking for an excuse to get together and have a good time and this way they are doing that and helping others.” Well obviously this time of year they’re trying to help families in need that wouldn’t be able to have Thanksgiving Dinner and obviously that puts a lot of strain on Manna Ministries at this time.
Children learned about the process of filtering water Sunday at the Discovery Museum.A geologist from the Department of Environmental Protection was on hand to give a demonstration and then the kids were put to work.They learned how to turn dirty water into drinkable water.And they seemed to enjoy the educational lesson.” So that they know how to protect the resource, the clean water that we have now.
A fatal accident in Greenbush Saturday evening.It happened on the Cardville Road just after 7 pm.Two occupants of a Subaru were traveling south on the road.The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to a local hospital.The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.State Police and fire and rescue from Greenbush, Milford and Old Town responded to the accident.” When we got there we found that a vehicle had left the road, struck a tree.”The road remains closed at this hour while authorities investigate.
A kid from lincoln is using his birthday to help a little girl in Tanzania.Twelve-year-old Deven Rollins has asked all his birthday party guests to not bring him a present, but just give a dollar instead.All the money collected will go toward a little girl by the name of Badi.He is doing the fundraiser through the World Vision Organization which helps fight povertyThis isn’t the first time Deven has done such a generous thing.
Getting rid of unwanted electronics was as simple as heading to the mall Saturday.The Bangor Mall and EWaste Recycling Solutions partnered to host a free drop off.Folks could bring televisions, printers, computers and much more.All the materials collected will go back to the EWaste Solutions warehouse in Auburn.” It’s disposed of properly and doesn’t go out in any unauthorized landfills or any place where it’s going to cause problems later down the road for the environment.”Operations Manager, Michael Knox says they offer these free drop-offs statewide.And says they had a huge turn-out at Saturday’s event.
Turkeys were being tossed around in Bangor Saturday, all for a good cause.For the sixth year, Lighthouse Radio Network has hosted a turkey toss.They encourage listeners to help provide a proper Thanksgiving dinner for families in need.All the turkeys are given to Manna Ministries.Anyone who donates a turkey is given the opportunity to toss a rubber turkey at a bulls-eye for the chance to win all sorts of prizes.” We take it for granted here that we all get a Thanksgiving meal.
A local couple celebrated 74 years of marriage.Dorothy and Maurice Overlock have been together for 74 years.Dorothy says even though time has flown by, she still remembers their first kiss.”He leaned over and kissed me and I hit him with my handbag.”The Overlocks were married on November 13, 1936 at a Methodist Baptist church in Maine.They had five children, their eldest son Marvin says growing up the close knit family would go on trips and have get togethers.Generations of Overlocks came to Ross Manor to celebrate Dorothy and Maurice’s anniversary.”They’ve taught us family values, love and care for one another.”Maurice has lived at Ross Manor for the past two years.