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Emoticon Turns 32 <:-)

The computer smiley face and sad face, better knows as the emoticon, has a birthday today!  That's right.  This ":)" turns 32!

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Butter Cow

Kevin Costner Made of Butter

The Iowa State Fair is held in Des Moines, Iowa each year in August and attracts a million visitors.  This year is also the 25th anniversary of the film ‘Field of Dreams’ starring Kevin Costner and the fair paid homage.

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Jodi Hilton, Getty Images

Destination Maine: Winter Harbor Lobster Festival

The 50th annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival is happening on Saturday, August 9th. It looks like a chamber of commerce weather weekend for the annual event. Here's what is going on.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images

The ‘Odd’ Holidays in August

With a few weeks left in August there is still time to celebrate some of the unusual holidays in the month. On the 10th it is ‘Lazy Day’ a day to goof off and not work best spent in a hammock. On the 13th we celebrate ‘Left Hander’s Day’.

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Mario Tama, Getty Images

Le Festval de la Bastille

Coming this Friday and Saturday, July 11-12 is the Le Festival de la Bastille at the Calumet Club in Augusta. Live music, fun and fireworks are on the agenda for the two days, but why do the French celebrate Bastille Day?  calumetclub.com

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Andrew Burton, Getty Images

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

The 4th of July is the day the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England that is why it’s known as Independence Day. The conflict between the colonies and England was already a year old when they convened a Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

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Photo by Chad Hood
Photo by Chad Hood

Video Tribute To Pettingill Elementary School In Lewiston

In 2010, the elementary school that I went to closed down. In the fall of 2013 it was torn down. Sharon Hood sent me a link to a video tribute to the school. It was made by an old friend of mine, Nick Knowlton.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell Needs Your Help!

For those you know me, when I plan a party, they are usually as exciting as going to DMV to renew your drivers license. That doesn't stop me from trying, much like Charlie Brown trying to kick that football.

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Kris Connor, Getty Images
Kris Connor, Getty Images

Alex Trebek Makes Guinness Book

Alex Trebek has hosted Jeopardy since 1984 and was presented a Guinness Book of World Record award for the most game shows hosted by the same person. He has hosted 6,829 games in his game show run.

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Andrew Redington, Getty Images
Andrew Redington, Getty Images

Father’s Day, a Celebration Around the World

Father’s Day in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada falls on the third Sunday in June. The first Father’s Day celebration was in 1910 in Spokane, Washington but it didn’t become an official holiday until 1972. Father’s Day is celebrated around the world and varies from country to country.

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