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ALERT: WABI newscasts back up on all satellite providers
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - UPDATE: We are back up and running on all providers. Due to a suspected lightning strike at the WABI tower, our newscast is currently down for over the air viewers and on all satellite providers. Our newscast is still available via streaming and on cable. We...
A 16-foot steel canoe now points up Penobscot River on Bangor waterfront
The canoe sculpture honors the Penobscot River and the Wabanaki people who cared for it for centuries.
This Cool Video Will Make You Feel Kinda Sorry for Bangor’s Malls
In my teen years, the cultural epicenter of the Bangor area was the mall. A trip to the mall was like a trip to Oz. There were always tons of people, tons of stores. It was just go, go, go all the time. Even as a teenager, it was still the spot. No Friday or Saturday night was complete without at least popping into the mall. And usually losing a roll of quarters at Space Port arcade.
Bangor’s Splash Pad opens up for 2023 Summer season
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The temperatures are hot with Bangor reaching 92 degrees Thursday. Many were looking for ways to cool off. Look no further than Davis Road where Bangor’s Splash Pad is back open for the summer season. The Capehart Playground and Splash Pad was built by Bangor...
Catching a ‘majestic beast’ helped make a holiday celebration perfect for this Bangor family
Memorial Day was memorable in a different way for the Martin bothers, when Hunter Martin reeled in a 4 pound, 14 ounce bass.
Local Dunkin' celebrates National Free Doughnut Day
NATIONWIDE -- June second marks the anniversary of many illustrious events in America. Babe Ruth retired from baseball. Kraft unveiled Velveeta cheese. But none of those pales in comparison to National Donut Day. "It's one of my favorites. It is a chocolate glazed doughnut," Local Bangor native Charity declared as...
TV5 crew checks out premiere of Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman’
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - WABI TV5′s Kaddie Sharpe, Emilie Hillman and Sierra Whaley took on a premiere of Stephen King’s upcoming movie ‘The Boogeyman’ hosted by WKIT. At this invite-only event, spectators were able to participate in a raffle of many awesome prizes including books signed by Stephen King himself.
Hollywood Casino adds pizza to food options
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - There’s new pizza in town!. But, not where you’d expect it. Take 2 Pizza is located inside Hollywood Casino in Bangor. This is now the second dining option in the casino, but the hope is it will be a place where everyone can grab some pizza.
New food truck in Orono survives without university students
ORONO -- A new food truck in Orono is receiving lots of support from the community despite the lack of university students this time of year. FWOB, which stands for friends without benefits, made its way onto the Orono scene this past month and have been welcomed by the community with open arms.
Free Movie Night at Maine Savings Amphitheatre Friday
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Downtown Bangor’s June ‘First Friday Celebration’ is adding a new event. Downtown Bangor, Waterfront Concerts, and Bangor Pride are hosting a free movie at the Maine Savings Amphitheatre in celebration of pride month. The movie will be the Oscar-winning film, Everything Everywhere All...
So You Think You Know Stephen King? [QUIZ]
How well do you know the King of horror? We're testing your smarts!. We want to see how much you know about our famous Bangor resident, Stephen King. We would have used his middle initial there, but that's one of the easier questions below. From his novels, to his books-to-movies,...
Delicious Barbecued Baby Back Ribs and Chicken at Orland Benefit
You're invited for a barbecued ribs and chicken lunch in Orland Saturday to benefit some wonderful local organizations. Nothing says summer like an old fashioned barbecue and this one sounds absolutely delicious. The fact that it also benefits several Orland-area organizations will make that food even tastier. The barbecue is planned for Saturday, June 3rd from 2 to 4 in the afternoon at the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #71 in Orland. Program 87 Lower Falls Road in Orland into your GPS and you'll have no problem finding it. Or you can just follow your nose, because the smell coming from the lodge is going to be heavenly.
True North Theatre puts on ‘Circle Mirror Transformation’
ORONO, Maine (WABI) - Kathryn Ravenscraft, actress, and Tellis Coolong, Director, of True North Theatre Company joins TV5 to talk about the up coming production of “Circle Mirror Transformation”. The show starts Friday at 7 p.m. at the Cyrus Pavilion Theatre, for information visit https://www.facebook.com/TNTTrueNorthTheatre.
Gabby Barrett, Set to Perform in Bangor, Announces Release Date for New Single
In an exciting announcement for country music fans, Gabby Barrett took to her social media platforms on Wednesday afternoon to give a sneak peek of her highly anticipated upcoming single, "Glory Days." The track will serve as the leading single for Barrett's forthcoming sophomore album, which is yet to be titled or given a release date.
The Results Are In For ‘Bangor’s Best Burger’
Close to 1,200 votes later, the people have spoken!. Sunday was National Hamburger Day, and the unofficial start of the summer grilling season, but our question last week, was which area bar, or restaurant does a burger better than anyone else in the Bangor area. The votes came in fast...
The Intl. Cryptozoology Museum in Bangor is One Step Closer to Reality
Have you ever been to the International Cryptozoology Museum?. Back in my Southern Maine days, the International Cryptozoology Museum was a tiny little spot right on Congress Street in the middle of Portland. It's gained quite a bit of fame across the globe as one of the only spots of its kind. In more recent years, they've expanded quite a bit and are now in a quite large spot on Thompson's Point in Portland.
Stephen King fans enjoy special “Boogeyman” movie premiere
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Stephen King fans were in for a special treat Wednesday night at Bangor Mall Cinemas with a special premiere screening of The Boogeyman. King’s radio station, WKIT, presented the showing two days before the public opening. A select group of fans won free tickets calling...
Niall Horan: “THE SHOW” LIVE ON TOUR 2024s concert in Bangor, ME Jun 19th, 2024 – presale code
A presale password for the Niall Horan: “THE SHOW” LIVE ON TOUR 2024 presale is available below to our users 🙂. For a little while you can purchase your tickets before anyone else!. This presale is an ideal moment to buy your own tickets in advance of they...
Summer Reading Ideas
The JFDS Library will post information about ideas and resources for summer reading here, so check back throughout the month of June!. Students are invited to join us on a trip to the Bangor Public Library on Thursday, 6/8, to learn about their summer reading activities. Parents and guardians are welcome to e-sign the permission slip HERE or email Mrs. Patterson directly.
Bangor Summer Concerts Underway – Who Do You Wanna See?
The 2023 concert season is officially underway with opening night Sunday at Maine Savings Amphitheater. The reviews (and photos and videos) are in, and the vibe is good. Lee Brice and Cole Swindell were well received and many shared lots of good comments. Yesterday we asked a question about concerts...
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