The American Folk Festival in Bangor is less than three months away.Festival directors need help to pull off the late-August event.They’re looking for volunteers.There are nineteen different jobs you can volunteer for.Training is provided.If you’d like to get involved, contact Debbi Belnikas at 992-2630.
Maine’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community is hosting a film festival in Ellsworth.”It Gets Better” is being held at the Grand Theater.Saturday, there will be a panel to discuss the impact of movies on the LGBT community.Executive Director of the Stonington Opera House Linda Nelson will moderate.Tt starts at 5:00 p.m.
More protection is on the way for older Mainers.Governor LePage has signed a bill that lets adults 60 or older, who are incapacitated or dependent, to seek protection from abuse orders from any family member or unpaid care provider.The previous law had restricted protection orders to include only household members.
Saturday is the Children’s Miracle Network telethon day here on TV5.It’s your chance to help look after the children of Eastern, Central and Northern Maine.Donations made locally, stay local to feed a network of health care facilities and programs which help injured and ailing children, keeping them close to home for care.The national portion of the telethon can be seen on TV5 from 6:00 a.m.
During the war of 1812, the city of Bangor was sacked by British soldiers.Now, 199 years later, another “British invasion” will hit the shores of the Penboscot river Saturday night.The Beatles tribute band, Yesterday, will be playing as part of the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series.Gates open to the Waterfront Pavillion at 5 p.m.
The live music scene in Downtown Bangor continues over the weekend.The 4th Annual West Market Festival is Saturday.Sponsored by Bangpop!, the event is free to the public.It begins at noon and runs until 8:00.Music, art and fashion will be part of the lineup.For a list of which bands are playing and when, or for more on the fashion photo shoots, logon to westmarketfestival.com.
Baileyville Police have arrested three men after a month long investigation into the theft of industrial wire at Woodland Pulp LLC.The wire was valued at more than $10,000, which make the theft a felony.Wlliam Berube,44, Marcus Townsend,40, and Devon Brown, 30, all of Baileyville, are charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, and criminal trespass.Berube and Townsend were arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail in Machias.
Three men from Northern Maine are accused of holding up a gas station in Presque Isle.Police arrested Daniel Masters, 23, of Westfield, Dennis Tardie, 23, of Mapleton and Paul Hafford, 25, of Sheridan on Thursday.They’re accused of robbing a Daigle Oil Company service station on Main St.
It was registration day at Beal College Friday morning and that usually means long lines and lots of headaches for students.But this registration period, the College’s Early Childhood Education Program stepped in to help out students with young children.Early Education students created a “Fun Room” for parents to drop off their children while they wait in line.From duck duck goose, to arts and crafts, the kids were having a blast, but the new fun room is also a great learning tool for Beal Students looking for a career in the field of child care.This is only the second time students hosted the “Fun Room”, but they say it was such a success, they hope to continue the tradition every registration period.
”You talk to the students and they’re going to tell you Arts Alive is the best day of the whole school year.”At Piscataquis Community Elementary School, Arts Alive is a day filled with creative arts projects and students trying out new activities they haven’t done before.
Some say the political world is still a man’s world, but these college aged females are proving otherwise.”You have to have the diversity of voice and you have to have the diversity of thinking and diversity of sets of experiences and women and other groups have different experiences,” said Laura Liswood.Liswood, a senior advisor for Goldman Sachs, is a powerful force in the male dominated world of finance.