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Ken Jennings Takes Playful Jab at Maine Staple on ‘Jeopardy!’
One of America's most popular game shows on television is Jeopardy. The weeknight game show is still rotating hosts since the passing of Alex Trebek, with Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings sharing duties. Astute viewers from Maine may have noticed a playful little jab levied at a food staple of...
Can You Cook For A Crowd? Bangor Area Homeless Shelter Needs A Hand
Do you have a talent for cooking? Would you like to help a great cause? If so, the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is looking for some help. According to their social media page, they're looking for folks to cook and provide meals to guests of their Warming Center. "During our...
Did We Need A Rap Song About Hannaford? Well, We Got One!
Maybe this song will finally help me figure out how to use the self-checkout!. I love casually surfing the Maine version of Reddit each day because you find a ton of interesting topics and opinions on a variety of subjects. Best of all, it comes without all the judgment and nastiness of Twitter & Facebook. It's a chill place to hang out sometimes.
Blaze’s Highly Anticipated Urban Pizza Location Opens in Bangor, Maine
It's been seven years in the making. Folks around Bangor have kept their eye on this spot for years, at this point. When Blaze Urban Pizza first put up a sign several years ago, folks all over town buzzed with the idea of having such a cool place open right across the street from the Maine Savings Amphitheater.
What Were Those Strange, Eerie Light Columns Over Bangor Tuesday?
Drivers pulled off the road to get a video of an eerie set of "light pillars" over Bangor on Tuesday night. I can understand why people would have stopped to get a better look at the lights that seem to come out of nowhere. If there were a couple of columns, I would assume they were spotlights from some new business or event. But a bunch of uniform lights like those seen over outer Hammond Street would startle me, much like the first time I saw Starlink and wondered why I was looking at a line of lights in space moving as if they were attached (which they are.)
‘Central Perk’ Is Open In Boston, Could Maine Be Next?
Yeas after it went off the air, "Friends" continues to live on, it is practically 50% of the programming on TBS, and it seems like "Big Bang Theory" makes up the other half, but now things are going next level. Last month, The Central Perk Coffee Company opened their doors...
Wrong-Way Driver Charged with OUI Nearly Collided with Maine Trooper
A 67-year-old woman was arrested for OUI on Monday after driving the wrong-way on I-295 in Falmouth. Wrong-Way Driver Charged with Operating Under the Influence. The Maine State Police said Ellen Honan from Portland was taken into custody after a Trooper did a precision immobilization technique (PIT maneuver) “to disable the wrong-way vehicle and force it into the center median.”
What To Know When They’re Moving Snow; How To Share The Road With Plows
Darren Robinson, a former highway worker on MDI and spent years plowing roads for the town. Before working for MDI, he spent years plowing in pick-ups. And for most of his adult life, he's also been a firefighter in Surry. It's safe to say he's seen it all on our...
Brewer Gets a New Restaurant Next Week … Maybe Even Sooner
Open by next Friday the 15th of December. And probably a ‘soft’ opening even sooner. Welcome to Smokey’s BBQ. Back a few months ago when Gosselin’s 2 announced they were closing, there was a sense of sadness in the community. A friend on Facebook commented;. Gosselin’s...
Meta to Disconnect Key Facebook Messenger Feature For Some Users
Meta has announced plans to change a feature that will affect how users communicate across its platforms including Facebook and Instagram. Meta currently allows users message each other regardless of the platform they are using that is under the company's umbrella. For example, a Facebook user could see a message from Instagram without opening a second app.
Penobscot Sheriffs Remind Folks To Be Watchful When Backing Of Driveways During Plow Season
Now that the first significant snowfall has fallen across Eastern Maine, some local law enforcement agencies are taking time to remind folks of how important it is to be aware of their surroundings, especially when sharing the road with plows. It would appear some unfortunate individuals learned this lesson the...
You Probably Don’t Know the Odd Meaning Behind Pepsi’s Name
The Pepsi brand is so ingrained in consumers' heads as a leading soft drink choice that few people stop to question why it's called "Pepsi" in the first place. Before getting into the meaning behind the soda's current name, we have to look back at its past. A Los Angeles Times article about the Pepsi and Coke names dug deep into the brands' history.
This Weekend ‘A Haunted Christmas’ Is At Maineiac Manor In Bangor
Nothing says Christmas like having the crap scared out of you at a haunted house...right?. The crew at Maineiac Manor don't consider haunted houses as something that only occurs during Halloween season, no, they like to put the fear of God into you pretty much 365 days a year. Maineiac...
4 New England States Made the Top 10 in the US For Christmas Decorating
I love Christmas decorations. I'm not really sure of the how's and why's that led me to being so nostalgic about the holidays. I love the music, I love the parties, I love the family gatherings... All that stuff. It would seem many other Mainers love it to, because we do it at a rate that makes many other states look silly.
Sangerville, Maine Is Home To The Ultimate Doomsday Prepper’s Dream
Whenever I watch Survivorman, I feel pretty smug. Whenever I watch any of those reality survival shows, I feel like somehow I'm a step above most people. As though somehow I'm just taking in all this information and if anything bad ever happened, I'd totally be ok because I could live off the land the way I learned from Les Stroud.
79-Year-Old Maine Man Died after Tree Fell on Him as He Cut Wood
A 79-year-old man died Sunday afternoon after a tree fell on him while he was cutting wood in Newburgh. The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said “they found the male deceased under a tree behind the residence.” Deputies said he “was alone using his chainsaw to cut trees when a tree fell and hit him. This appears to be a private accidental forestry incident.”
Enjoy a FREE Holiday Movie This Saturday In Orono
Hop on board "The Polar Express" this Saturday morning...for free!. It's December, and we've already had a significant snowfall, so it's safe to say that the Christmas season is in full swing, which means classic TV specials, music, and iconic holiday movies. During the hustle and bustle of the shopping...
Best Holiday Gift You Can Give: Your Time To Make Memories
As some families are making Christmas shopping lists, others are just trying to figure out how they're going to get by during the holidays this year. The price of everything seems to have gone up, and as we start the holiday gift-giving season I think it's important to put things in perspective for a moment and take a good hard look at what really matters this year.
Man Arrested after Police Chase and Nearly Hitting Several Vehicles
A 51-year-old man was arrested after a police chase in Brunswick and Topsham where he “nearly struck several cruisers and civilian vehicles.”. The chase started after officers were called to a domestic assault Monday evening around 4:11 pm. Suspect Fled the Scene of Domestic Assault. The Brunswick Police Department...
Maine Fire Expert Explains How a Fatal Furnace Explosion Happened
A furnace explosion in New Gloucester killed a homeowner and left experts wondering how it could have happened. The explosion happened around noon on Saturday, December 2nd, at 1342 Intervale Road in New Gloucester. Fire and Rescue crews were called to the scene for a report of a fire and explosion. When they arrived, they found that the homeowner, 44-year-old Lado Lodoka, had been killed while another person who had been in the residence escaped without injury. The fire was ruled accidental.
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