Halloween treats with a healthy spin

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Halloween is typically known as a holiday for young trick-or-treaters to stock up on a giant pillowcase full of candy. But some health professionals are suggesting a healthier spin on tradition.

While Kate Yerxa of the UMaine Cooperative Extension says there's room for all food groups in moderation, not everyone has to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Bubble, pencils, or temporary tattoos are healthy alternatives.  If you prefer to hand out food though, Yerxa says it is possible to add candy to a healthier option.

Bangor airport gets $500K grant to expand service

BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Bangor International Airport is getting a $500,000 federal grant to help it expand its flight service to Chicago and Washington, D.C.

The award was one of 19 proposals selected under the Department of Transportation's Small Community Air Service Development Program.

The grant would be used to provide a fund to entice United Airlines to offer regional jet service from Bangor to Chicago and/or Washington, D.C. The money would be set aside to reduce United's risk in entering a new market by providing funds to the airline if revenues from the new service don't cover operating costs.

Pre-walk Celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour

WHO: Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger & Cross Roads Ministries
WHAT: Pre-walk Celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour
WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Penobscot County FCU, 205 Main Street, Old Town
(Westbrook) – On Thursday, October 28, at Penobscot County Federal Credit Union in Old Town, representatives from Maine’s credit unions will join Brenda Davis, Executive Director of Cross Roads Ministries, an Old Town-based hunger agency that serves thousands in Eastern Maine, at a pre-walk celebration for the Ninth Annual Maine Credit Unions’ Ending Hunger Walking Tour.

Holland trial enters Day 2

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- The trial of a Biddeford man accused of murdering two brothers in June of 2009 entered its second day on Tuesday.

Fifty-six year old Rory Holland is charged in the shooting deaths of 19-year old Gage Greene and his 21-year-old brother Derek Greene. A friend of the brothers, Andrew Lee, was on the stand Tuesday morning and testified that he saw Holland shoot Gage Greene in the chest outside of his South Street home on the early morning of June 30, 2009. Lee also testified that Holland fired the gun after Greene pushed him.

Authorities then say Holland shot Derek Greene three times as he was running across the street towards the scene.

Bangor International Airport to Receive $500,000 Investment to Expand Service

Today, Congressman Mike Michaud praised the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation that Bangor International Airport will receive a $500,000 investment from the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) to help attract new business to the airport.  According to the airport, the service that this investment will facilitate will open Bangor to access from additional points, add significant new capacity, and bring new fare discipline to the market.

“This investment will help Bangor International Airport promote new service, which will greatly benefit the region’s residents and businesses.  It will also help promote regional economic growth at a time we really need it,” said Michaud, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

According to the U.S.

Christmas Comes Early To Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church

Are you looking for a great gift for family and friends? Stop by Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church at 44 Kennebec Road on Saturday, November 20 for its annual Christmas Fair. The Christmas Fair will be open from 8 am to 2 pm .      
The organization for the Christmas Fair begins in late summer and early fall.  Since September, several members have met to create crafts. This year’s fair features crafts, ornaments, fanci-work, and wreath making. It also includes baked goods, cheese, jams, jellies, and garden vegetables. Members have been busy organizing the silent auction. Gift certificates make great gifts. There will be a children’s shop. All items will be $1 or less. The shop opens at 8 am for children to shop for family members and to all other shoppers at 12 noon .

Halloween in Downtown Bangor

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Downtown Bangor is getting ready for the Downtown Halloween Block Party.  Events are scheduled for Saturday, October 30th.  The Downtown Bangor Partnership is teaming up with Bangor Arts and some of the businesses in downtown to put together an entire day of activities.

Most of the events are free of charge.  People are encouraged to dress in costume for the activities.  Some of the events include a costume contest, and trick or treating.  There will also be an outdoor market in Pickering Square

The fee for vendors is $35 and there is still space available.  Space will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Block Party Schedule:

9:30-6: Halloween Fun at the Maine Discovery Museum (free admission from 4-5