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Photo by Sharon Buck

Anderson’s Act of Kindness Rewarded

Yesterday, we went shopping at Walmart in Waterville to get just a few things. This was around 4:45. The parking lot was light in cars so we thought we would have a quick trip in and out.

That was not the case.

Unfortunately, a trip that would have taken a half hour took an hour and and 45 minutes! BUT...there is something wonderful that happened while in line. Something that made the trip all worth while.

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Justin Sullivan,Getty Images
Justin Sullivan,Getty Images

Central Maine Meals On Wheels Service Bounces Back After Federal Sequestration

Federal Sequestration in March had cut over $85,000 from the Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels program. Seven months after the government cuts, fundraising, donations have restored the program to full strength.

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Dozer one of our past 'pet of the week' animals from the HSWA

Helping the Animals of the Waterville Area + How You Can Help: Humane Society Waterville Area

I had the chance to talk with Kathy Ross, the current head of the Humane Society Waterville Area about their mission. Let's face it, it takes a special person to work with animals in need. Cats, dogs and pocket-pets all deserve a safe and loving home. 

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Walking in the woods    Matt Cardy

It’s Back: Maine Fall Foliage Reports

Fall is here and the trees are getting colorful.  If you want to catch a peek of the peak, the Maine Fall Foliage Reports are back and ready to help you get your leaf peeping on. The color is here and leaves are still on most of the trees, so it looks great. Find the best colors for your weekend road trip. 

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Catatunk Blues 4
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Filmed A Movie In Rockland

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

More like Sit There! Cue Music! Mime!

I'm kidding. What an incredible experience it was last night at the Knox County Regional Airport! When I first got the notification they wanted me in a movie, I couldn't believe it! Now that it's happened...did it really?

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Women of BOW 2013

Reflection of BOW 2013

BOW. Stands for Becoming an Outdoors Woman. It is an educational weekend that is organized from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. And it is just what it sounds like, cool workshops to try out some outdoors type skills.

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Money
Photo by Sharon Buck

And If Things Weren’t Bad Enough…School Funds Were Stolen!

With all the bad news of government shutdowns and no jobs...this just put the icing on the cake!

The Winslow High School Wrestling Team had its money STOLEN!

Oh no!

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon’s Very Special Gift From Bradley and Jayden

While at the Fryeburg Fair, there were so many vendors there! They were selling everything from clothes, sunglasses, shoes, hats...you name it!

As I was waiting in line for Anderson to finish his ride on the helicopters, Chad took Bradley and Jayden to look at some vendors.

And came back with a surprise that the kids picked out all by themselves.

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Congress Gridlocked Over Continuing Resolution Legislation
Win McNamee / Getty Images

Things That WILL Keep Going During the Federal Government Shutdown

Congress did not act, so we are facing a federal government shutdown. The shutdown will close national parks (like Acadia in the fall) and museums and furlough hundreds of thousands of federal workers. BUT there are a number of government services that will see business as usual. Many are "essential" and others are funded through money not in the budget that Congress is fighting over. 

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Down 7 Cents A Gallon This Week

Maine gas prices are falling faster than the autumn leaves from the trees. Maine gas prices dropped another seven cents a gallon this week, according to the price-monitoring website, MaineGasPrices.com.

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