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How Do Your Eyes See THIS?

I love learning about the human body. Science was never my thing in school but I've come to learn that it's a lot more interesting than I thought it was!

Especially when it has to do with your brain! And this just blows my mind (sorry for the pun).

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Sharon Tools
Photo by Sharon Buck

Unusual Adult Education Classes in Central Maine

I'm always looking at the Adult Education flyers for ways to broaden my horizons. They have classes for fitness, computer knowledge and crafts.

But this one caught my eye.

AND raised my eyebrows.

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2nd grade #3
Photo by Sharon Buck

Anderson Starts 2nd Grade!

Big day! BIG DAY!!

I take every first day of school off for Anderson because it is the start of his new adventure!

And, of course, this mama cried...a little.

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Anderson Bike
Photo by Sharon Buck

Anderson Rode His Bike…Without Training Wheels!

There are some moments you look forward to. Some that you wait for, very patiently. And when they happen, it's like the angels start singing!

And Anderson had one of those moments yesterday.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle
Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Back to School Costs Going Up This Year

It looks like back to school costs are going to be higher this year. According to Huntington Bank’s ‘Back Pack Index’, parents can expect to pay 25 percent more this year than last. This is largest increase in the index’s six-year history.

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Panel Sharon
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon’s Not Con’FUSED’ About Her Car Anymore

Chad was being so nice. He wanted to give me an adapter that can have 3 things plugged into it like a GPS, a phone charger and my Ipod charger. When he plugged everything in, he blew the fuse.

Now, I know some things about cars but I had never looked to see where my fuses were for my Volkswagen.

I know where they are now. And figured out a few more things!

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Getty Images, photo by Michael Bocchieri
Getty Images, photo by Michael Bocchieri

Some 4th of July Facts You May Not Have Known

With the 4th of July on Thursday here are a few things you may not have known about our national holiday:

1.       America didn’t declare our independence on the 4th of July. This is kind of a tit for tat situation because the Continental Congress declared our independence from the British on July 2 ,1776, which was the day of the actual vote, but the Declaration was published in the newspapers on July 4th, giving the people of the country their first look at it.

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Getty Images, photo by Mike Tauber
Getty Images, photo by Mike Tauber

The Statue of Liberty Arrives In New York June 17, 1885

On June 17th, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York as a friendship gift from the people of France. The Statue was not assembled as it is today; it came in 350 separate pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The statue was built by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi and commemorated the American Revolution and the friendship between the United States and France.

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Beach Anderson
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon And Anderson On A Field Trip To Lincolnville Beach

He crept into our room yesterday morning at 5am and whispered "Mama, just wanted to tell you we have our field trip today."

Can you tell he was excited?

And who could blame him. So was I!

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Nate and Ice Von Falkenhein German Shepherd Breeder & Police Dogs
Photo by Nate Hood

The State Of Maine Has New K-9 Units Today!

They have been training for a while and today they receive their official "license" to serve!

Fourteen police officers and their dogs graduate from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy starting at 10am today. One of those graduates is close to my heart!

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