Bangor Y Thanks Area Businesses for New Zip Line at Camp G. Peirce Webber

Thanks to local business partners, the Bangor YMCA now has a new zip line at Camp G. Peirce Webber,
the Y’s day camp facility in Hampden. Bangor Hydro donated and installed two 55 foot cedar poles with
anchors and NH Bragg provided 500 feet of airline grade cable at cost. The finished product is a zip
line that stands 45 feet high and reaches 365 feet in length, utilizing a gravity brake system to ensure
safe landings. 

To ride the zip line, campers first ascend to a platform on one of the poles, then ride in a harness
connected to a pulley suspended on the cable.

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee  at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Be prepared for a head on collision between cultures when a conservative bride runs away from the altar and runs into a VW Bus full of hippies from Haight-Ashbury, in the East Coast premiere of Summer of Love, on stage June 22 to July 16 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. With a little help from the hippies and dropouts of San Francisco, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This new musical by Roger Bean showcases the powerful music of the late 1960s by some of the most influential artists of the love generation including The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, with songs that include: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Get Together,” “Piece of My Heart,” “White Rabbit,” “Spinning Wheel,” “Happy Together” and many more! Take a trip down memory lane, remember your glory days and most of all enjoy the music!

The Bangor-Brewer July 4th Parade

The Bangor-Brewer July 4th parade is the largest parade in Maine with over 1,000 participants. Viewed by over 30,000 people, the parade will be held on Monday, July 4th in 2011. The parade starts in Brewer at Acme Street at 11 a.m. and goes down Wilson Street, across the Chamberlain Bridge into Bangor and then down Main Street to State & Exchange Streets where it disburses. The theme of this year's parade is 100 years of Greater Bangor Chamber of Commerce Leadership and 100 Years Since the Great Bangor Fire. The Grand Marshals will be the five area Kiwanis Club presidents. For more info contact Doug at cdicemom@aol.com or (207) 949-4735. Later on in the evening, at about 9:20 p.m., there will be a fireworks display on the Bangor waterfront on July 4, 2011.


WinterKids appoints new Executive Director

WinterKids, the non-profit organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity, today announced the appointment of its new executive director, Julie D. Mulkern. Mulkern, who served as WinterKids' development director since September 2008, brings 12 years of professional non-profit experience to the organization, including resource development, program development, and staff and volunteer management in the public health sector.

"We are very pleased to welcome Julie to the executive director post," said Anna Fincke, president of the WinterKids board of directors. "Her creative vision, compassion and experience will shape and expand WinterKids in exciting ways, and guide our efforts to get more kids outside and active in winter.

Canoe Hullabaloo Saturday, June 11 in Old Town

2011 Celebration to Feature Pancake Breakfast and Canoe/Kayak Race

OLD TOWN, ME – The City of Old Town and the River Coalition presents the 2011 Canoe Hullabaloo Canoe and Kayak race. This is a family event set on Old Town’s scenic waterways.

Children’s day at Leonard’s Mills

Date & Time: Jun 1, 2011 from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Location: Lenoard's Mills, Orono.
All children are invited to participate in period-appropriate activities to learn what life was like in the 1790’s! Also they can enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn wagon. Registration is required.

Feed Maine Food Drive

Feed Maine Food Drive

NEWS CENTER crews will broadcast live outside the Hannaford Supermarkets today. Kathleen Shannon and Bruse Glasier on Forest Avenue in Portland, Don Carrigan and Caroline Cornish on Cony Street in Augusta, Rob Caldwell and Sharon Rose on Main Street in Sanford and Steve McKay and Melissa Kim on Union Street in Bangor. We'll be collecting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. If you can't make it to the food drive on Saturday, you can make a cash donation at any Hannaford Supermarket in Maine throughout the month of May.