A woman and her elderly father were not hurt when their vehicle plunged down a 50 foot embankment yesterday. TV-5 reports the Eastport residents were on Route 1 in Jonesboro when the woman fell asleep at the wheel. The car was a total loss.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a single storm on Saturday produced two EF-1 tornadoes with wind speeds between 85 and 100 miles per hour. The first touched down between Millinocket and Grindstone in a wooded area and snapped or blew down over a thousand trees before it lifted. The second caused significant damage to several buildings, including ripping off part of a barn roof in Sherman.

Acadia National park officials are tightening security, with rangers watching out for vehicles that aren’t displaying a valid entrance pass, an offense that carries at 130 dollar fine. In addition, checkpoints are being set up so rangers can find drivers impaired by alcohol, pot or other drugs. While possessing marijuana in Maine is legal, it’s still illegal in national parks.

The public is invited to a benefit supper at the Anah Shrine Temple on Broadway in Bangor this Saturday for Hospital Night. A social hour will start at 5 and dinner will be served at 6, with past and present Shrine Hospital patients there to share their stories. All the profits of the evening will be split between the Boston and Springfield Shrine Hospitals.

A day of Bluegrass music and Civil War reenactments will benefit a local museum that preserves life the way it was at the turn of the century. The Bluegrass Festival Fundraiser and Civil War Event at the Curran Homestead Village in Orrington will include six local bands, food and beverages, and a Civil War soldiers’ encampment, along with activities for the kids, and blacksmith demonstrations. For more information, log onto curran homestead dot org .


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