Twenty years of HOPE
Hope Festival celebrates the Earth and our relationship with it
BANGOR – For 20 years, the Peace and Justice Center has been celebrating the Earth and the people in it with the annual HOPE Festival (Help Organize Peace Earthwide).
Sorry dog owners, there is no poop fairy
If you walk a dog, or have walked where a dog walks, you probably have been enlightened on a simple truth: dogs do not clean up after themselves. Another ground-breaking, earth-shattering fact is this: there is no poop fairy. That’s right, there is no magical creature that will walk behind your dog and take care of their waste.
While we can all agree that not cleaning up after a dog is annoying, there are also some potent truths about dog waste that are surprising. According to doocare.com, dog waste attracts rodents, causes burn marks on lawns, and is actually toxic. Dog waste can carry diseases like parvo, roundworms, tapeworms and salmonellosis.
Name that burger
Public invited to name new Cross Insurance Center burger
BANGOR - There's a new burger in town, and it is in desperate need of a name. This half-pound angus burger topped with bacon and poutine, a Canadian dish consisting of gravy, French fries and cheese curds, will be available at the Cross Insurance Center starting May 1. However, before it can be featured on the menu it needs a name, so the public is encouraged to submit their name suggestions online by April 14.
If the clown shoe fits, wear it
The Bangor Mall buzzed with energy Saturday. Cheerful chatter filled the atrium by Macy’s. Before we even reached the edge of the excitement, we were greeted by a clown in bright white face paint and an orange wig.
He introduced himself as Papi. His suit looked as if it had been colored by a pack of Sharpies, but he hardly stood out in all the hubbub. Everyone was dramatic. It was Klownfest 2014, the yearly event that pools together Shrine Clowns and their families from around the country to entertain and learn. On the schedule of events for the day was a balloon competition, a clown skit competition and plenty of laughs and smiles. Last year’s event was held in Portland.
Car show takes over mall
BANGOR – The racing season in New England may be weeks away, but fans are already getting up close and personal with the cars and the drivers. Speedway 95 held its annual spring pre-season car show at the Bangor Mall this weekend. Cars from a number of divisions were parked throughout the mall, including Street, Sportsman, Stars of Tomorrow and many other divisions that race at Speedway 95. Drivers and their crews handed out pictures of the cars to fans, let them pose for photos with the car and displayed their trophies.
One of the divisions represented was NELCAR, or New England Legend Cars. According to uslegendcars.com, Legend cars are “5/8-scale fiberglass full-fendered versions of the famed NASCAR modifieds driven by legendary drivers such as Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, Curtis Turner, Speedy Thompson and Banjo Matthews.”
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