‘A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine’
Whether you’re ‘from away’ or not, you’ll want this book
Some people are born lucky - others have to move to Maine from somewhere else. Mark Ricketts has a book for those poor souls: “A Flatlander’s Guide to Maine,” ($16.95, Islandport Press) is filled with amusing observations that have been colorfully illustrated by this famous flatlander.
Some may be familiar with Ricketts’s work in The Bangor Metro with his column by colorful Maine native Earl Hornswaggle, the oldest man in the state. Or with “Moose Mountain,” which classed up the weekly publication The Maine Edge (if that’s possible).
Run for your life
Emergency Service Challenge
CAMDEN – Being a first responder is hard, physically as well as emotionally. And finding qualified applicants is always a challenge that is only compounded as many responders reach retirement age. To combat this, members of the Camden Fire Department, the Hope Fire Department and the Camden First Aid Association hope to increase recruitment as participants and spectators have a chance to meet first responders in various fields, including fire, EMS and law enforcement. Chris McCabe from “Northwoods Law” has already registered as a member.
Cruising for a cause
Hermon car show to benefit Project Graduation
HERMON - The seniors at Hermon High are revving things up. The students are hosting their very first car show at the school in order to raise funds for Project Graduation.
"I've grown up with cars in the family and been to many car shows, so I know quite a bit about antique cars and car shows," said Hermon High School senior Brendon Dyer. "My favorite classic car is a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am T-Top. I talk about it all the time."
Do one thing
HOPE Festival celebrates Earth, honors Neptune’s memory
BANGOR – The last 17 HOPE Festivals were opened by Arnie Neptune, an elder of the Penobscot Nation, but Neptune passed away this last year and the festival will be opened by honoring his memory.
The opening ceremony will be from members of the Penobscot Nation honoring the memory of Neptune.
The HOPE (Help Organize Peace, Earthwide) Festival is centered around Earth Day and is put on by the Peace and Justice Center. This year’s festival is on April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center at the University of Maine at Orono. This year rather than have one keynote speaker, they invited people from the community to talk about ways they could “Do One Thing” to help the community and the environment.
The art of nature
Orono Bogwalk Benefit Gallery Show Opening
BANGOR/ORONO – The Sohns’ Gallery located in the the Bangor Rock and Art Shop, 36 Central Street, is hosting a gallery and silent auction to benefit the Orono Bog Walk.
Artists will be on hand to discuss their work on April 25, at 6:30 p.m. Pieces will be on display until May 20, and there is an incredible range for people to bid on with starting at $5 for greeting cards with art prints on them, up to $9,000 for the stunning oil painting that is hanging in the gallery.
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