Monthly Archives: June 2013

Military Parents Reach Out to Those who Served our Country

Losing a child is something a parent may never fully heal from. On June 23rd, 2007, Sgt. Joel House was killed in an explosion while serving our country. More than six years later, If you take a look around the House family’s home, you’ll see their son is in the forefront of every family picture. […]

Fourth of July Safety Tips

Lighting up the sky is a tradition when it comes to our nation’s birthday. In 2012, many towns in Maine legalized consumer fireworks, making safety a top priority. The Co-Owner of Short Fuse Fireworks in Old Town, Will Sewall, said even small fireworks need to be handled with care. Morning Glory and Sparklers have always […]

Alzheimer’s Associations Holds “Longest Day” Fundraiser

On a Summer’s day you can catch people playing a card game, like bridge, to pass the time. “It’s a wonderful leveler. It’s great for the aging brain. And it’s a fun game,” said Ginger Dewing, the director of the Alzheimer’s Association’s marathon bridge game. The game is part of the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day […]

St. Joseph Healthcare Gives Back to Volunteers

Hospitals can be intimidating for some people, but at St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, visitors can see a familiar face. “It makes me feel better to know I’m doing something positive,” said Betty Cobb, a hospital volunteer. Cobb has spent every Thursday manning the Gift Shop for the past 25 years and she’s not the […]

Business Owners Discuss Possible Improvements as Part of Small Business Week

Small Businesses are an essential puzzle piece for many communities. As part of National Small Business Week, state leaders are traveling throughout Maine to see how they can make life easier on local shops. In a suburb of Newport and Dexter, Corinna residents are hard at work. The Owner of Gerry’s Used Cars, Gerry Marshall, […]

Maine Army National Guard Members Return Home

A warm welcome home, just in time for Father’s Day. About 100 Maine Army National Guard members returned to the state after a yearlong mission in Afghanistan on Saturday. The members of the 488th Military Police Company came into Bangor International Airport Saturday afternoon. The soldiers left Maine last July and have been doing security […]

Students Help Recreate a Piece of Boating History

Students at the Apprenticeshop Boat Building School are putting their heart and soul into the water. Since August, they’ve been constructing a 29 foot Leonard Boatshop Whale Boat. Now, the finished product is heading to Connecticut. Project Leader Timothy Jacobus said, “It’s going to be great for the school, great for us, it’s gonna be […]