The Maine Wheelers basketball players made an appearance at Eastern Maine Community College today.They were at Camp Survivor, which gives high school freshman and sophomores a chance to test out medical jobs they might be interested in.Tim Throckmorton has more.
Glidden’s Auto Body hosting the David Priest Memorial Car Show again this year.Some local car owners were there to show off some of their work preserving and maintaining antique cars.There were also some fiery paint jobs and some loud engines!Again this year, Hendrick Motorsports came to town to give NASCAR fans a chance to see a Jeff Gordon car.It came complete with a simulator, so many of the kids that came out got to feel like “24” for the day.
You’ve probably heard the story of Jaydon Talbot, the four-year-old who lost one of his legs in a lawnmower accident a couple weeks ago.Today, his community, “coach pitch”, and “farm league” teammates rallied around him and put together a baseball tournament at Harmony Elementary School.All the proceeds went toward Jaydon’s medical needs.Jaydon also got to visit a little bit with a friend of his, Matthew Pennington from Dexter.Pennington lost one of his legs in combat in Iraq in 2006.
It took a little over two hours, and just like that, they were gone!Around 300 pairs of seats from the old Bangor Auditorium were sold this afternoon at Bass Park to benefit the new Maine Basketball Hall of Fame.The lucky few who got seats were happy to take home some history!
With four classes for high school football this Fall, there needs to be a new plan for the state games.The proposed solution for the MPA is to have three of the games played at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday.The other game would be played on Friday night at UMaine.Class B, Class C, and Class D would rotate, so every third year, they’d play in Orono.