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Recycled flip-flops helping to build playgrounds

Posted May 13, 2011, at 8:42 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Old Navy and TerraCycle are partnering in “The Flip-flop Replay” recycle program to build community playgrounds through May 21 at Old Navy, 480 Stillwater Ave. in Bangor. The community is encouraged to participate by stopping by an Old Navy store to deposit old flip-flops in designated bins to be reused to help build playgrounds around the country. For more information, call 990-2073.

Bluegrass concert scheduled in Orono

ORONO, Maine — The 2011 Bluegrass Special Session final concert will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Keith Anderson Community Center, Bennoch Road in Orono. Original Condition and special guests Freshly Cut Grass will be the musical entertainment. Admission price is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. The door opens at 6:30 p.m with homemade refreshments and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, e-mail kadeerynlds@roadrunner.com

Bangor voters to have say in table games

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor voters will be asked to weigh in before gamblers at Hollywood Slots are able to ante up if a bill endorsed by a legislative committee Friday wins the approval of the House and Senate.

LD 1418, sponsored by Rep. Douglas Damon, D-Bangor, would allow the Bangor slots facility to operate table games such as poker, craps, roulette and black jack.

John Osborne, the general manager of Hollywood Slots, said the Bangor facility would add 14 table games and more than 65 employees. He predicted those games would generate $5.3 million in annual revenue, about $850,000 of which would go into state coffers.

Technical education awards ceremony slated in Skowhegan

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — The Somerset Career & Technical Center will hold its annual Career & Technical Education Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Skowhegan Area High School gymnasium. Parents, relatives and guests of students have been invited to attend the awards ceremony.

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