BANGOR, Maine — Penquis, a nonprofit organization providing services to low- and moderate-income individuals in Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties, reports that it still needs 400 backpacks for children who would otherwise not have one to start the school year. Penquis partnered with Blueberry Broadcasting and Dunkin’ Donuts to collect the backpacks but requests for backpacks outnumbered the current donations so Penquis is reaching out to individuals, churches, businesses and community partners asking for help in collecting more backpacks. To participate, you can donate online at www.penquis.org/ or drop off a new backpack at one of the Penquis offices at 262 Harlow St., Bangor; 50 North St. Dover-Foxcroft; or 170 Pleasant St. Rockland. Donations are needed by Saturday, Aug. 20, so the backpacks can be distributed to families in time for school. Penquis extends its thanks to Manna Ministries of Bangor for providing school supplies for the backpacks.
Treworgy Orchards opens corn maze
LEVANT, Maine — The Treworgy Family Orchards 2011 Corn Maze “Charlie Horse” is now open to the public. This year’s maze is a four acre labyrinth cut in the shape of a leaping horse. The
maze is open Tuesday through Sunday every week. Tickets are $5 for children, and $6 for adults. Tickets also include a free ice cream cone. For more information, call 570-4778.
EMMC, UMaine, Kohl’s to hold Cub Tracks
ORONO, Maine — Eastern Maine Medical Center, the University of Maine, and Kohl’s will host the third annuall Cub Tracks Youth Triathlon at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the University of Maine in