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Photo by Andy Capwell

Best School Districts In Maine

The website Niche.com has complied their list of the '2016 Best School Districts In Maine'. The make their rankings they used a formula of the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the district.

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Sarah Dyer Has A Request For Drivers, Now That Her Kid Has A License

I'm not usually a huge mommy bragger...but, this is a parenting first for me.  I'm officially the mother to a licensed driver.  The possibilities are endless, and I'm so excited.  I'm also scared out of my mind at the thought of him being on the road...with all the impatient drivers of the world.  So, I have this request:

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CLOSES OCTOBER 23!! Titanic Exhibition Happening At the Portland Science Center

The Portland Science Center is hosting an extraordinary exhibit featuring the Titanic.  When you enter, all visitors are given a replica boarding pass.  The pass looks like what a passenger of the actual Titanic was given.  Then you will tour in chronological order the life of the Titanic.

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The DANGERS Of Social Media – PARENTS WATCH NOW!! [VIDEO]

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  I have 6 kids...5 who are actively on some form of social media.  I talk to my kids daily about what they've been up to and I check their phones to see if what they tell me is the truth.  But, even though I hope I can trust them...I still have to have my guard up.  Watching these videos absolutely petrifies me.  

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Divas Squared: You Wanna Massage My WHAT?? [NSFW VIDEO]

According to Women's Health, this massage is ALL the rage in the UK.

But, could we get away with it in the great USA?  This brings 'Happy Ending' to a whole new level...and it's all to prevent cancer and promote a good healthy muffin.  It starts with prep work and finishes with a ceremony.  

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Maine Ranked As One Of The Worst States For Teachers

Source: WalletHub
WalletHub.com has come out with their 2016's Best & Worst States for Teachers' and the news isn't good for teachers in Maine.

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Courtesy of Stepping Stones Montessori School

Watch How Mother Nature Can Be So Cruel At Times

A local school teacher recently taught her students the mating rituals of the praying mantis.  For those who don't know this, after these insects procreate, the female proceeds to kill the male.  This creep-crawly ceremony was caught on video at Stepping Stones Montessori School in Chelsea earlier this week.  

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Sarah with Taylor Road
Sarah with Taylor Road

Taylor Road Joins Sarah To Raise Chiari Awareness In Maine!!

Coming up Saturday morning, the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America walk will take place.  This is the first time the walk, organized by Conquer Chiari, will be in Central Maine.  The event is to help raise awareness about chiari malformation and to bring those conquering this neurological disorder together.  It will be held at the Quarry Road Recreation in Waterville.  

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Sawyer with Spider
Sawyer with Spider

Bugs Bugs Bugs And More Bugs Return To The Maine State Museum

September 13th, bugs will flood the Maine State Museum in Augusta.  This is a fascinating exhibit that is free to attend.  Even if you suffer from some form of bug-phobia, it's worth attending.  I did last year and conquered my spider fear and held a tarantula...and lived to talk about it.  

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Screenshot from awesomejelly.com: Mt Merici's printed form
Screenshot from awesomejelly.com: Mt Merici's printed form

Does Lifetouch Charge More At Different Local Schools? See What We Found

Earlier this week, I was talking about how I'm already getting flyers telling me picture day is coming up at school.  A listener reached out to me wanting to know the validity of a story that was posted on a website called awesomejelly.com.  This site claimed that Lifetouch was charging more for pictures at one school vs. the other.

According to an official from Lifetouch, the difference in pricing is because some schools choose to charge more than the company's base price as a fundraiser, and 100% of that extra money goes to the school.

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