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‘Tanks’Giving Food Drive Starts November 4th [VIDEO]

The annual B-98.5 'Tanks'Giving Food Drive is coming up! It will be happening the week of November 4th. We'll be teaming up with the Maine Army National Guard again this year to collect non-perishable food for the Salvation Army of Augusta and Waterville.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sillivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sillivan

Chris Long of Camden: Lobster Chef of the Year

Four Maine Chefs were vying for the title of Lobster Chef of the Year at a competition held at Harvest of the Harbor this past Thursday.  200 guests that were in attendance for the two-hour cook off that saw Chris Long of Natalie’s at The Camden Harbour Inn win it all.

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HarrisonStringer, Getty Images
HarrisonStringer, Getty Images

Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot is Thursday, Oct 31st

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.

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Mercy Watson Book
Photo by Sharon Buck

Author Chris van Dusen in Maine

If your child has ever brought home a Mercy Watson book, then you know who I'm talking about!

A Portland born author, Chris van Dusen has visited many schools. He visited Benton Elementary last year, much to Anderson's delight! Tuesday, he was in Auburn at Jayden and Bradley's school and Jayden was so excited! Why? Well, here's why!

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Jim Keenan
Jim Keenan

B98.5 Hometown Hero – Jim Keenan

A big Bee salute to our latest 'Hometown Hero' powered by the O'Connor Auto Park.

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Cemetery Orders Sponge Bob Headstones to be Removed

How would you feel about a headstone shaped like Sponge Bob? Well, some have a problem with it in historic Cincinnati cemetery.  The headstone is for a young woman who was murdered earlier this year in a hotel room. Her boyfriend has been charged. She also is an Iraq war veteran. 

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Wants To Visit YOUR Town!

There are so many small towns in Maine I have never seen let alone heard of. Yesterday, I went through the town of Alna, another place I never knew existed! This is my chance to visit with you and for you to show me what makes YOUR town so special!

I would like to visit as many towns in Maine that I can. I'd like to take pictures of your community and share them with our listeners!

Can I come and visit you?

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Black cats earned their spot in Halloween tradition by being associated with pagans and witches.
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Sharon’s Black Cat Mystery

With Halloween right around the corner, I have a mystery on my hands!

I'm not really sure how to say it but here goes:

I think the neighborhood cat is back from the dead!

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Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

Augusta Men To Make Cross-Country Trek To Raise Hunger Awareness

Dan Emery and Myles Chung will be setting out this January in a cross-country trek across America on Honda Ruckus scooters. Why? To raise awareness about hunger in America.

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Dan Emery

American Community Project: Around the USA on Mopeds to Explore Hunger Issues [Audio]

The American Community Project is all about exploring hunger needs in the United States. But with a little twist that very well may help draw attention to the journey and get people to pay attention. The journey will happened on SCOOTERS!  Yes, mopeds, with small trailers to carry ‘the stuff’. Oh and you don’t think that is wacky enough, the American Community Project starts in January in Massachusetts!  

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