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Togus VA to Hold VA2K For Homeless Vets

 

Susie Wittington who works for Togas VA was my guest host on the Morning Buzz while Sarah Dyer was on medical leave and she told me about a great event coming to Togas. It’s a VA2K for the Homeless Veteran Program.

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Getty Images, photo by Rich Pilling
Getty Images, photo by Rich Pilling

Casey at the Bat Celebrates 128 Years

The poem "Casey at the Bat", is celebrating its 128th year in 2016, but the story behind the poem is political, sort of.  Ernest L. Thayer, the author of the poem,  was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon while he attended Harvard College along with William Randolph Hearst. Hearst’s father was running for the Senate in 1888 and was looking for something to promote his brand of politics, so bought the San Francisco Examiner, which he gave to his son when the election was over.

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Maine’s Most Distinctive Baby Names

 

The top baby names for 2015 have been released by the Social Security Administration. For the second year in a row Emma is the number one girls name and for the third year in a row Noah is the number one boys’ name, but what were the top names in Maine?

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According to Travel and Leisure Here Are Some of the Best Lobster Shacks in Maine

 

The peak season in Maine for lobster when it is most abundant and has the best flavor is from mid-summer to mid-fall. This is also the time for soft lobster or ‘shedders’.

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Maine’s State Mammal The Moose, The U.S. Mammal is Now The Bison

 

In Maine the official state 'mammal' is (no surprise) the Moose. It was officially name so in 1979. The official state 'domestic mammal' is the Maine Coon Cat named in 1985. The United States official mammal is now the Bison.

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n this handout provided by NASA, the planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower left, as it transits across the face of the sun Monday, May 9, 2016 Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, with the previous transit taking place in 2006. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls via Getty Images)
n this handout provided by NASA, the planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower left, as it transits across the face of the sun Monday, May 9, 2016 Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, with the previous transit taking place in 2006. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls via Getty Images)

Mercury Will Make a Rare Transit Across the Sun Today

Today, Monday May 9 the planet Mercury will go directly in front of the sun. This is a rare ‘transit’ that happens only 13 times a century.

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