ORONO – On the first day of spring, Orono Public Library Foundation officials announced that they have established the “finish line” for raising $370,000 for "Chapter Two: The Campaign for the Orono Village Green." With $97,873 to go to reach the campaign goal, the Foundation set August 31, 2015 as the completion date, according to Foundation President Sarah Kenney.
ELLSWORTH – The Ellsworth Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month, with a panel of four local poets will read from their newly released books. Guest poets are, Gary Rainford, - Salty Liquor, Roberta Kuriloff - Everything Special, Living Joy, Sharon Bray - Putting Poems By, and Gerald George - Figments. Books will be available for signing.
GUILFORD — Students in Kindergarten through Grade Six will be starting spring with lots of jumping as Piscataquis Community Elementary School kicks off their annual Jump Rope for Heart Program. The program begins with a full school assembly on March 27 and ends with an entire day of jump roping, hula hooping, and other health-related activities on April 13. The program encourages cooperative activity and community service by integrating critical thinking skills with physical activity and fun!
Gifford's will be opening up its five family-owned ice cream shops on Friday.
The shops are located in Bangor, Farmington, Auburn, Skowhegan and Waterville. Free ice cream cones will be served up from 6 to 8 p.m.
The company also has announced nine new flavors this season - blueberry pancake, cherry blossom, cookie dough coffee break, double chocolate almond, Mississippi mud pie, rocky road, strawberry frozen yogurt, coffee Heathbar crunch frozen yogurt and strawberry-lemonade sorbet.
For the fifth time this year, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency is responding to a suspected meth lab.
This one is inside an apartment house at 153 State St. in Ellsworth. The lab was discovered by Ellsworth Police last night and the occupants of the apartment house were evacuated and the building was secured.
The MDEA lab team has responded to the site and with protective suits and breathing gear, will search the apartment and remove any items suspected of being involved with the making of methamphetamine.
The occupants of the apartment have been questioned, but no one has been arrested at this point. This is the second time this month that a meth lab has been discovered in Hancock County. A lab was dismantled inside a Bar Harbor home two weeks ago.