Jewelry Party Fundraiser to benefit the Bangor Humane Society

Amanda Coburn of Riverside Jewelry Designs and Anne Reigstad of Ymir Glass Design are hosting a Jewelry Party Fundraiser to benefit the Bangor Humane Society on Friday, October 22nd from 6-8pm. The fundraiser will be held at the Jewelry Artisans of Maine Cooperative Store, 586C Main Road North in Hampden. The store will donate 20% of all sales to the Bangor Humane Society that evening.

The Jewelry Artisans of Maine Coop Store features handcrafted, unique jewelry; it is owned and run by four female local artisans and has nine local consignors as well. The selection of jewelry includes dichroic glass, copper and silver metalsmithed pieces, beading, water casting, local stones and gemstones set in silver, etched copper, and lots more.

Coburn says, "In tough economic times, non-profits such as the Bangor Humane Society are overlooked and suffer financially. I have dogs and cats, and one of each came from the Humane Society.

Nobel laureate to visit UMaine

ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom will visit the University of Maine this week.

Ostrom, co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel in economic sciences, will speak Thursday. Her topic will be sustaining our natural resources in a rapidly changing world.

Ostrom is speaking as part of the university's annual Sen. George Mitchell Lecture on Sustainability. Mitchell will attend the lecture and offer remarks, if his schedule permits.

Ostrom is a member of the faculty at both Indiana University and Arizona State University.









Car chase ends in two arrests, damaged cruiser

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A police-involved chase in Bangor ended in two arrests and a banged up police cruiser.

On Friday, Officer Steve Pelletier noticed a man who he believed was Jarod Brown, a habitual offender whose license had been revoked.

Pelletier says he saw Brown get into a car with a female passenger and drive off.

Pelletier followed the car down State Street, and Brown then tried to give The Law the slip, taking a detour around the block.

So, Pelletier turned on his lights and it turned into an active chase.  After a short chase, the driver pulled into the parking lot at Wing Park, across from Eastern Maine Medical Center, got out of the car and took off on foot.

Officers Pelletier and Shawn Green tackled and arrested the driver, who did turn out to be Jarod Brown.

Maine lawmaker featured in "Time"

(NEWS CENTER) -- Maine Speaker of the House Hannah Pingree is listed in time's "40 Under 40", an article about rising young political stars.

In the "Time" article, Pingree, who is 33, says she's been able to earn her colleague's respect by proving she's smart and cares about the issues.

Hannah Pingree is the daughter of Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.

Other young political up-and-comers included on the list are Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and George P. Bush, the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.








River City Cinema presents Cropsey

River City Cinema presents Cropsey Friday October 29th at 7:30 PM, Union Street Brick Church. Growing up on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio had often heard the legend of 'Cropsey', an escaped mental patient who lived in the old abandoned Mental Institution, who would come out late at night and snatch children off the streets. As adults the filmmakers return to Staten Island to create Cropsey, a feature documentary that delves into the mystery behind the missing children. Embarking on a mysterious journey into the underbelly of their forgotten borough, these filmmakers uncover a reality that is more terrifying than any urban legend. Not rated • Runtime: 84 m. Directed by Barbara Brancaccio & Joshua Zeman.  For more information visit their website.

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Penobscot Theatre Company Presents Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Starts 10/20/2010 - 11/7/2010
A new and shocking version of the classic tale of lust, love and horror. Dr. Jekyll's experiments with exotic powders and tinctures have brought forth his other self: Edward Hyde, a villain who is free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. This brilliant adaptation by the co-author of Penobscot Theatre's 2006 production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE features multiple Hydes played by various members of the cast. The perfect thriller for this Halloween season.
For ticket information and showtimes visit their website.
The Bangor Opera House - 131 Main Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207-942-3333 [Box Office]

FIRST ANNUAL Downtown Halloween Block Party!

Saturday October 30, 2010
A community event for young and old with something for everyone.  The Downtown Bangor Partnership is partnering with Penobscot Theatre Company the and several others to host a Downtown Halloween Block Party Saturday October 30th.  This is a day long celebration and will involve multiple partners to make it a day to remember and start a new downtown tradition.

Current Schedule
9:30 am-6 pm: Halloween Fun at the Maine Discovery Museum ($-free admission 4-6 PM)
10 am -2 pm: Fire Prevention Month Open House at Central Fire Station, Main Street (demos, prizes and freebies)
Noon-5 pm: Outdoor Market (West Market Square)
1- 6 pm: Sweetest Thing * Weddings * Floral Design * Events Grand Opening and Open House
2 pm : Silent Film with piano accompaniment Jekyll & Hyde (Penobscot Theatre  Co.)
4 pm: Mini parade (open to all in costume) with costume contest at Penobscot Theatre Company along Main Street and ending in P