Business is rolling for Holden dog groomer
Northern Lights Grooming goes mobile
HOLDEN - Business is rolling, in more ways than one, at Northern Lights Grooming. That's because owner Debra Plourde is now going mobile with her dog grooming business.
"Mobile is up and coming and is really the way to go now," Plourde said. "It's convenient for people. It's a lot less stressful on the animal and it's quicker than being in a shop."
Therapy dog successfully reunited with owner
BANGOR - Jaime Wood and her son aren't letting their therapy dog Zoe out of their sight ever since the Tea Cup Yorkie slipped out of her Walter Street home last week and wandered around the city before being dropped off at the Bangor Humane Society.
"She's only three pounds and so friendly. I really thought someone had just scooped her up and taken her," said Jaime Wood.
Participants still needed for Bark For Life event
BANGOR - The Greater Bangor Bark For Life event is next month and organizers are hoping for a big turnout. This one lap walk around the Hollywood Casino Raceway is an American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraiser and the only one of its kinds that includes bringing your four-legged family members along for the experience.
"Right now we have 13 teams all from the local area. Our goal is to have 20 teams for the event," said Shannon Small, Greater Bangor Bark For Life teams chair. "All our teams are working really hard to raise money. Team Wolf Pack came up with window decals, and Team Bangor Pet Resort and Spa had a team member make purple Paracord rope ribbon key chains to sell to raise money."
Therapy dogs ease end of semester stress at UMO
ORONO - Things tend to get a little hairy during finals week at colleges and universities around the state, but the University of Maine in Orono helped ease the stress its students may have been feeling by bringing therapy dogs on campus.
"Studies have proven that petting a dog can lower blood pressure and reduce anxiety," said Rebecca Henderson of Renaissance Dogs in Holden. "What other time are students more stressed than during finals week?"
Winterport’s ‘Smooth Criminals’ place drama Destination ImagiNation, head to nationals
WINTERPORT – The Smooth Criminals recently placed second in the State Championship of Destination ImagiNation, a multi-school competition that challenges students in various categories of learning, from science and engineering to writing and drama.
The Smooth Criminals, who are made up of Carly, Johannah, Gracie, Megan, Renee and Kelsea, took second place for the drama category after they conceived a plot, assigned roles and acted out (with no dialogue) a short play for judges. Certain criteria had to be met, including the theme, which was disguise, and had to include a fancy mask and a mask that morphs (changes shape) – all without input from the adults.
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