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Local News 12/07/21

Wreaths Across America (Columbia Falls)  Every year, Wreaths Across America honors veterans and our freedom by laying wreaths on the graves of veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and across the country.  WAA Executive Director Karen Worcester tells Star 97.7, the program came about because of a trip to Arlington taken by her husband when he […]

Local News 12/06/21

Climate Change Topic at Versant Planetarium (Orono)  Sea level rise, warming ocean temperatures, warming temperatures in general affecting the state’s crops and pests – what exactly is the state of Maine doing to combat climate change?  Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Astronomy Center on the University of Maine campus, tells Star 97.7, that’s […]

Local News 12/03/21

  Local News AM 12/03/21 Christmas Tree, Wreath Availability (Milbridge)  Rumors abound this year about shortages of wreaths and Christmas trees.  Dougald Kell, Junior, of Kelco Industries and Sunrise County Evergreens in Milbridge tells Star 97.7 there ARE wreaths available, but … (((Wreaths 1  “…busy in a shop making wreaths.”  :09))).  Kell says the work […]

Local News AM 12/02/21

Be the Change in Ellsworth (Ellsworth)  Conner Wagstaff and Ellie Clarke embody the power of one (or two) in making a difference in the world.  In just the past year, they’ve helped the SPCA, Loaves and Fishes, Community Closet, and a host of other non-profits.  Both college students from Ellsworth, Conner tells Star 97.7 what […]

Local News 12/01/21

Beth C. Wright 2021 Festival of Lights (Ellsworth)  The Beth Wright Festival of Lights is back this year!  Executive Director Michael Reisman tells Star 97.7, the event runs 4:30 to 7 Saturdays and Sundays except Christmas weekend, and on New Year’s Eve.   (((BCW 1  “…it’s just a nice community event.”  :24))).  There’s no charge, although […]

Local News 11/30/21

Versant Planetarium December (Orono)  The aurora borealis is strange and mesmerizing, even today when we know how it’s formed.  Shawn Laatsch, Director of the Versant Power Planetarium at the University of Maine, tells Star 97.7 Friday night programming in December looks at what’s behind the Northern Lights and legends surrounding them. (((DecPlanet 1  “…you can […]