Bangor, Maine News Update: June 23, 2017
A Kayaker who was the subject of a search off Petit Manan Wednesday was found safe and sound, and says he never knew anyone was looking for him. A member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service located the man after recognizing his voice in the mayday call. The man said a wave knocked him out of the kayak, but he was able to swim to shore, right the kayak, and get back home, never realizing that anyone had heard his call for help.
Maine wildlife managers say their effort to restore a vulnerable population of Arctic charr in the northern part of the state is a success. Arctic charr are cold water salmon-like fish that are found in just 14 bodies of water in Maine. The Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says the species came dangerously close to disappearing from one of the last Maine ponds where it still lives.
A new video prepared by Maine’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles aims to set young people’s minds at ease as they prepare to take their driver’s test. The film details the testing process, from start to finish, so kids know what to expect. You can view the film at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles website or on the Secretary of State’s YouTube page.
A concert Saturday at the Mt Jefferson ski area in Lee will benefit the House in the Woods project, that offers accessible outdoor activities to veterans and their families. Entertainment begins at 2, with featured bands to include ‘Who’ tribute band “Magic Bus’ and others. For more information, log onto the Band Together for Veterans Facebook page
It’s Pride Week in Bangor and the weeklong celebration will culminate with a parade and festival on Saturday. The parade steps off at 10:00 Saturday morning, on Main Street, and the festival will be held from 11 to 4 at Westmarket and Pickering Squares. For more information on events, log onto the Bangor Pride Parade and Festival Facebook page.
I’m Cindy Campbell. Find more news on demand anytime at Q1065 dot fm.