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Neat Trick To Teach Your Kids When It Comes To Multiplication of 9’s [VIDEO]

Believe it or not, I'm not just beautiful...but I'm smart too!!  Before I take all the credit for this, I have to share that my husband taught me this neat trick.  Who needs common core math when you have your fingers always right there with you...too bad it only works with multiples of 9.

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Things To Celebrate In May!

Of course, there's the obvious days like: May 4th (Star Wars), Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) & Mother's Day (May 8th).  There are a lot of other recognition and observances happening in the month of May.  Some that might have special meaning to you and some that are just plain funny.  Here is a list of things to celebrate in the 5th month of the year:

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U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Include Four From Maine

 

Four Maine high schools are in the top 500 Best High School list of U.S. News & World Report.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

New Recruits For Maine Army National Guard Hard to Come By

 

The Maine Army National Guard is having a hard time getting new recruits to join the service. It’s not that 17 to 24 year olds don’t want to join but the lack the proper education or police records or not being able to meet physical standards are keeping them out.

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PenlandSchool via YouTube
PenlandSchool via YouTube

Stuart Kestenbaum Maine’s New Poet Laureate

Stuart Kestenbaum is Maine's new poet laureate. The former director of Haystack Mountain School in Craft replaces Wesley McNair of Mercer who held the position for the past 5 years.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Actress Anne Kendrick From Maine Donates to Local Teachers Fund

 

Actress Anna Kendrick who starred in The Twilight Saga and is an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in ‘Up in the Air’ is a Maine native who attended Deering High School.

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Getty Images: Mark Kolbe
Getty Images: Mark Kolbe

Bowdoin College Officials Say Tequila-Themed Party Was Ethnic Profiling

Students at Bowdoin College recently held a tequila-themed birthday party where they passed out sombreros to some people at the party.

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Your First Name May Be Common Enough to Help You be a Doctor

 

There are 708, 300 jobs for physicians and surgeons in U.S., so future employment in those fields is promising. If you have child with aspirations of becoming a doctor, there are plenty of openings. But their first name may help.

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February Snow Moon and Other Events in March

The moon was really bright this morning, Monday, February 22, because it is a full moon. In February, the traditional name of the full moon is Snow moon or Full moon.

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Winter Safety Augusta Fire Department, youtube.com

Winter Safety Tips from Augusta Fire Department

I had a chance to talk to Lt. Jason Mills from the Augusta Fire Department about winter safety. Yes, he from AFD, but this is good advice for all of us no matter where we live in Maine.  Bottom line...be a little extra cautious and think about what could happen!

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