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Forts You Can Visit to Soak-In Maine History This Summer

If you’re looking to take a road-trip and take in some Maine history, here are some Forts you can visit that have centuries of Maine history.

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Courtesy of the Red Barn Facebook
Courtesy of the Red Barn Facebook

Ridin’ Steel Anti-Bullying Fundraiser At Red Barn TONIGHT

There isn't one school or child who hasn't witnessed or experienced some form of bullying.  The motorcycle group, Ridin' Steel, are working hard to conquer bullying in our community and beyond.  They go from school to school talking to kids on what steps to take to protect themselves or stand up for others when it comes to bullying.

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Courtesy of Dr. Sulak
Courtesy of Dr. Sulak

Free Event: Medical Cannabis As A Solution To The Opioid Epidemic

You can attend this FREE event with Dr. Dustin Sulak, the leading physician in Maine educating others about the importance of medical cannabis and its connection to a solution for opioid addiction.  It is taking place at USM's Hannaford Hall tonight at 6pm.  You can also stream the conference LIVE from home.   

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Math

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
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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