A Bangor woman’s project to dress to impress has made an impression.Last month, Susan Stephenson wore the same dress every day, pairing it with accessories donated by local and national retailers.It’s part of Dress for Success Southern Maine, an organization that helps women in need get jobs.Stephenson, the Managing Editor of the women’s lifestyle blog “Well to Do, You,” posted each outfit to show the different style combinations one dress can accommodate.Over the course of the month, Stephenson developed a daily following of thousand of folks waiting to check out the latest style.There are now plans in the making for developing a Bangor chapter of Dress to Success.”We are definitely in the planning stages of expanding and it’s the early, early stages but hopefully we’ll have some news we can announce but we’re hoping to reach Bangor,” she said.The Dress to Impress project received national attention from Clinton Kelly, the host of the television show “What Not to Wear.”He called the project “fabulous.”To learn more about how you can help Dress for Success Southern Maine, log onto Dress for Success Southern Maine.
Husson University will hold a fair on Saturday promoting overall wellness.Several university departments are involved in this first ever Interprofessional Health Fair.It will offer things like blood pressure screenings and glucose testing, and educational displays on health issues.The fair is Saturday, February 3 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM in the Newman Gymnasium.
Folks took to the streets outside the Federal Building in Augusta Friday in protest of the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.They’re angry that Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins both signed it.They say under the act American Military can arrest and detain people on American soil if they’re considered to be a threat to national security.”I mean it’s our Bill of Rights.
The office clerk is Norridgewock has been fired from her job for making secret audio recordings of conversations in the town office.A termination letter for Charlotte Curtis, 66, says she admitted to the town manager that she recorded conversations at the front counter of the town office, even when she wasn’t in the room.
An Oakland woman will spend ninety days in jail because her 1-year-old daughter ingested cocaine.Jillian Jones, 22, pleaded guilty in October to endangering the welfare of a child and having cocaine.Originally a felony, the charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor.Police say Jones’ daughter got into the cocaine while at home.Medical records show no lasting effects on the toddler.” I don’t know how to explain how I sorry I am for putting myself into that and even more, putting her in that situation.
A Massachusetts man involved in a car crash on the interstate in Edinburgh was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center.The accident happened around eleven Friday morning.State police say 79-year-old Henry Fournier was driving north when he veered off the road and landed on an embankment surrounded by trees.We’re told he was unconscious when police arrived on scene but woke up before being flown the the hospital.We do not know the extent of his injuries.”With the winter months and winter weather, fire trucks being out here certainly people want to exercise some caution,” said State Police Sgt.
YEAR AFTER YEAR I HAVE SAID THAT I WILL TREAT THE SUPERBOWL JUST LIKE ANY OTHER GAME AND ENJOY IT.AND EACH YEAR I FAIL.THE DEFINITION OF INSANITY IS TO DO THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AND EXPECT DIFFERENT RESULT.THE GAME IS MOM, APPLE PIE AND ICE CREAM.ITâ€™S THE SUPERBOWL AND NOTHING IN THE SPORTS WORLD MATCHES IT.STARTING EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON THE NATION WILL BEGIN A DAY OF EXCESS OF JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING.OF COURSE ONE DAY CANâ€™T CONTAIN THE EVENT.ITâ€™S NOT JUST A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ITâ€™S AN EXPIERIENCE.I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT EVEN I WAS SURPRISED AT ONE ELEMENT OF THE HYPE LEADING UP TO THE BIG GAME.FOR THE FIRST TIME THE N F L SOLD TICKETS TO â€œMEDIA DAYâ€.YOU GOT IT.FANS SHELLED OUT BIG BUCKS TO WATCH THE HORDE OF REPORTERS RUNNING AROUND WITH CAMERAS AND RECORDERS ASKING , FOR THE MOST PART, INANE QUESTIONS.THERE ARE NO LIMITS APPARENTLY.
Dive teams from the Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police are back in Waterville to continue their search for Ayla Reynolds.State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland says the two areas they will search Friday are similar to where the divers looked early last month.
On Saturday, February 4th, folks will once again head out to raise money for the Pine Tree camp with a snowmobile ride.Not just any snowmobile ride though, riders are required to stuff their snowsuits with raw eggs.TV5’s own Todd Simcox and Wayne Harvey will be taking part once again this year.