If you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift and trying to help out the community, then head on over to Frankfort.It’s the Frankfort Village fire department’s annual Mother’s Day plant sale.All the money raised will go towards fixing up the town’s fire station.Fire fighters are also collecting donations at the event for their Fire Chief, Earl Anderson, who is battling colon cancer.The last day of the plant sale is Saturday, May 7th from 9-5 at the Frankfort fire station on route 1A.
This Mother’s Day, one Nokomis High School student will give her mom a present with an extra special meaning behind it.Candace Howard entered Newport’s Yankee Goldsmith’s “Making Memories for Mom” design contest.To be entered into the contest, all Howard had to do was draw a design for what she thought would be the perfect necklace for mom.Howard’s finished design was a heart with a key in the middle and that was made into a beautiful necklace.Candace’s mom will be given the necklace this Saturday…just in time for Mother’s Day.
The lawyer for the man accused of burning down a topless coffee shop in Vassalboro has filed a motion to have those charges dropped.Attorney Rob Ruffner tells TV 5 he believes the state violated the rules of discovery and the constitution by not disclosing information to the defense.Raymond Bellevance, 49, is charged with setting the fire that destroyed the Grandview Topless Coffee Shop in June of 2009.Police say Bellavance set the fire because he believed his former girlfriend was having an affair with the coffee shop’s owner.Ruffner says some of the evidence that was not disclosed to the defense are statements made by that former girlfriend to the fire investigators.Ruffner says his written brief on this matter is due by the end of the month.
A man from Clinton was arrested last night at his home on River Rd.Kennebec County District Attorney Evert Fowle says Charles Perry, 46, was part of a dispute that involved an assault and the discharge of a firearm.We’re told Perry was arrested after State Police, Kennebec County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Clinton Police Dept.
ACROSS THE WORLD THIS HAS BEEN A HUGE NEWS WEEK.AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTINUES TO PLAY A BIG PARTIN COVERING EVENTS.TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND OTHER OF THE PLATFORMS HAVEBEEN BUZZING WITH POSTS AFTER THE KILLING OF OSAMABIN LADEN.ATHLETES WHO POST ON THESE SITES, BECAUSE OF THEIRFAME, ARE INCREASINGLY DIGGING TROUBLE FORTHEMSELVES.MANY OF OUR BEST ATHLETIC STARS HAVE TWEETED DEROGATORY COMMENTS ABOUT TEAMS, PLAYERS ANDOFFICIALS.OWNERS AND COACHES HAVE PUT RESTRICTIONS ON BUT THETHE TREND CONTINUES.AGENTS ARE WORRIED TOO BECAUSE SPONSORS ARE GETTINGNERVOUS.YOU AND I MIGHT HAVE A FEW HUNDRED FOLLOWERS BUT ATHLETESCAN HAVE MILLIONS HANGING ON THEIR WORDS.TAKE THE CASE OF RASHARD MENDENHALL OF THE PITTBURGHSTEELERS.THIS WEEK HE WENT ON TWITTER AND COMMENTED ON THEDEATH OF BIN LADEN.THE 23 YEAR OLD RUNNING BACK DIDN’T LIKE THE WAY AMERICANS CELEBRATING THE DEATH OF THE MOST WELL KNOWN TERRORISTIN THE WORLD.AMAZINGLY MENDENHALL STATED THAT HE DIDN’T LIKE PEOPLE HATING A MAN THEY DIDN’T KNOW.
The Madison Police Department needs your help in their search for a suspect in an armed robbery.Madison Police Chief Barry Moores says a man wearing a face mask and sunglasses robbed a clerk at knife-point at the Big Apple on Old Point Avenue early Thursday morning.Moores says the man ran away from the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.The clerk was working alone at the store, she was not injured in the incident.The suspect is being described as a white male, dressed in a dark hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.Anyone with information is asked to call the Madison Police Department at 696-5373.
The end of a mission for the 1136th Transportation Company out of Bangor is also the end of a special relationship with students in Tremont.The Maine Army National Guard unit returned home safely in March and Friday it was time for a thank you.Major Pete Carter didn’t join the military for applause, but kids at Tremont Elementary School are giving it to him – and his fellow soldiers – anyway.
More changes in Newburgh.What was supposed to be a routine meeting Thursday night turned into much more.The town of Newburgh is generally a quiet place.” Hometown of Ricky Craven,” said Delmer Terrill, a longtime resident.Lately, the community has been marked by scandal.
Give Mom a break this Mother’s Day by doing the cooking, and it wouldn’t hurt to clean up the dishes too!Texas Roadhouse Head Cook, John Hafford, joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 to share with us a Prime Rib recipe just in time for Mother’s Day.Texas Roadhouse’s Prime Rib at HomeIngredients 1/2 C of your favorite Prime Rib Rub per 6 oz.
Hiding in a backroom of the Newport Big Stop, Curtis Graffam puts the last minute touches on a Mother’s Day gift to his mom.”She’s thinking that my brother’s taking her out to dinner and everyone’s getting together as a family to go out to dinner,” he said.Instead of a traditional gift of flowers, candy and dinner, the Guilford native’s gift is himself.
Baxter State Park in Millinocket says it needs your help.The park is looking for volunteers to help clean up the area.Volunteers will be needed for the park’s annual state park roadside litter patrol.The team of volunteers will clean areas beginning in Millnocket to Togue Pond Gate.If you are interested, contact Laurie Rich at [email protected] litter patrol is happening May 14th, all volunteers must sign up before May 11th.
A special event is taking place Saturday in Bangor to help in the fight against drugs.The 3rd Annual Skate Against Drugs at Bangor Skatepark will begin at 11 Saturday morning.Guests can enjoy the sounds of live music from fifteen local bands and a skateboard competition.The event is free and open to the public.
This Monday, repair work will begin at the Castine Post Office.Construction is being done on the stairs and the ramp at the entrance.The new stairway and ramp will have heaters built inside to keep snow and ice away.The renovations are expected to be completed mid to late July.
More than 21-hundred students will cross the stage and receive degrees from the University of Maine in Orono Saturday.There will be two ceremonies held at the Alfond Arena on campus, one at 10 in the morning, the other at 2:30 in the afternoon.UMaine’s commencement is the largest in the state.Thousands of people are expected to arrive on the Orono campus so expect some delays on I-95 in the area, especially near the Stillwater Avenue exit.