Monthly Archives: September 2013

Students Raise Money for Homeless Vets

Pep rallies are centered around school spirit. While Nokomis Regional High School has plenty of it, Friday’s rally started with the spirit of Maine. In just three weeks, the school’s Junior ROTC Program raised $15,685. “All of the money that we donated, 100% of it, is going to homeless veterans,” said MAJ Felix Thibodeau, Nokomis […]

Orrington Elementary School Students “Play” with a Purpose

Recess: it’s many students’ favorite subject! On Thursdays, the Center Drive School in Orrington has some special guest on their playground. Public Safety Officials from the town come to play with a purpose each week. “We can use it as a teaching moment as well,” said Shellie Tourtillotte, the Public Educator for Orrington Fire and […]

Family Members Remember the Victims of Maine’s Homicides

Survivor, it’s a title that comes with a heavy burden. Family members of victims killed during a murder or homicide are gathered for the 7th annual Maine Day of Remembrance. Maine Chapter Leader for the Parents of Murdered Children, Arthur Jette, said “We’re just here for each other. Just like people are supposed to be […]

Maine Innovators Share Their Stories

A pat on the back can go a long way. “You can’t forget to celebrate. You can’t forget to say good job. You can’t forget to acknowledge your friends and business partners with what a wonderful job they do,” said Ed Cervone, Maine Development Foundation President and CEO. Giving someone or something a “thank you” […]

Experts Look at Maine’s Security and Mental Health After DC Naval Base Shooting

Days after the mass shooting on a Naval Base in Washington D.C., people are still trying to find answers. The FBI says Aaron Alexis, 34, shot and killed 12 people. It’s the deadliest action on a military base since the Fort Hood shootings in 2009. And it begs the question, how tight is security? MAJ […]

Maine Made Product Heads to the Primetime Emmys

Two Moms from Stonington are proving that getting to Hollywood could be as east as a cup of tea. Sarah Burrin and Jennifer Larrabee from Stonington started their business, Tempest in a Teapot, in 2012. For these stay-at-home moms, the tea brought back their sense of identity. Burrin said, “I’ve been known for years as […]

Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention Kicks Off

Don’t be alarmed if you see hundreds of firefighters heading to Ellsworth this weekend. Friday marks the official kickoff to the 50th Annual Maine State Federation of Firefighters convention. The Ellsworth Fire Department is hosting the event. Organizers tell TV5 they expect about 500 people to attend the three day event. The convention is focused […]