I am the News Director for the Townsquare Media/Augusta-Waterville stations and also the host of our public affairs show, "Issues," Sunday mornings! Make sure you come say "Hi" to me at one of our many live local broadcasts.
Gov. Paul LePage is signing the bill to allow bars to open and serve alcohol a few hours earlier when St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday. That is what happens this weekend. Sunday is March 17th and that is St. Paddy’s Day.
OH what a treat! I had an amazing afternoon with Samantha Dyer at ‘Rumor Has It’ in Augusta. Having a skin treatment is SO relaxing and feels so good. Samantha Dyer is an amazing esthetician. You can have the same experience and save doing it.
There was an interesting public forum this week on the University of Maine at Augusta campus. It was about hunger issues. Yes, there was some disagreement about the role of government in addressing hunger, but state and local communities can do a lot to help.
Maine lawmakers basically killed the plan to move mental health patients who have committed violent criminal acts back near the old AMHI campus. That would have moved them out of residential neighborhoods around Augusta.
Bullying has been in the news a lot recently. It mostly seems to focus on kids. And, well it should, growing up can be hard enough. Add in bullying into the mix and it is so much harder. Until recently, I thought it was not an adult problem, except maybe as a parent as a child faced these issues. BUT, I am wrong. It can happen in the lives of adults. Let me tell you, it is super annoying and disheartening.
Augusta native and philanthropist Elsie Viles passed away this weekend. She was 98. I never met Mrs. Viles, but I was thinking about her this weekend while I was at the Viles Arboretum in Augusta. I did not know at that time of her passing.
Viles Arboretum in Augusta is one of the most beautiful places on any day in any season. If you have not taken a nice afternoon to explore the beautiful grounds and planting and collection, you are missing something special. But this winter they have been offering dog sled rides on Sundays. I can tell you, it is "paw-some"!
I admit it , I like MOST reality TV. This has my attention. A reality show in Jackman, Maine and it would be kinda, sorta based on “Northern Exposure”. Remember that show? It was a TV show about life in a small remote community in Alaska.
It is always great to see and talk with someone that is so nice, like Elizabeth Vanderweide. I first met Elizabeth a few years ago because of the Harold Alfond College Challenge. Personally, I think she has one of the coolest jobs around. She helps people be aware and take advantage of money for secondary education.
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