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I am kinda bumming I am not able to do it this round. But YOU still can get in. The Kennebec Valley YMCA has their next round of ‘Lose It With The Y’ that starts Monday November 4th with a initial meeting from 5-6pm their Alfond Gymnasium at the Augusta campus of the KVYMCA . Not a KVYMCA member, you can still take part!! Being part of the team gets you full KVYMCA access.!
So today, all over the news is the news that gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud made the announcement he is gay. Excuse me while I yawn. This should be the biggest non-issue around. But from what I was reading Michaud, who is a six-term congressman for the state of Maine, felt he needed to address his sexuality to counter "whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls" that raised questions about his personal life. So he did, with an op-ed piece that was released today.
OH you WILL need tissues for this story. Zachary is a 13 year old student who is also autistic. His Mom said he has played football with the same guys since he was a little kid. Well, at a recent game his teammates and their game opponents understood there is more to life than football and helped this magic moment become a reality.
This happened in Saratoga Springs, NY on Oct 24th. 50 ducks made it through two sets of automatic doors into the store. The staff ended up getting the ducks out of the store with a little popcorn to lure them outside.
Tuesday November 5th is an election day in Maine. So, if you were planning voting by absentee ballot you better get going on that. We have until Thursday, Oct 31 to request an absentee ballot. That also includes requests to vote in the presence of the municipal clerk.
Our good friend Robert Haley took time to come talk about the programs for educating our veterans. He is the director of the Maine State Approving Agency For Veterans' Education. Hear what he has to say about the educational programs.
Tissue time for Renee! I bet you will be touched. Check out this inspiring video done with the patients and staff at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth. They are having a great time with Katy Perry's ‘Roar’.
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