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Have You Ever Held A…Wild…PIGEON?

Never in my life would I have imagined this happening.  It kind of took us by surprise.  Walking around Liberty Park in NYC, We stopped to have a snack.  Nature Valley Oats N Honey granola bars were on the menu.  We started eating them...and then this happened.

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Chinese Paper Lanterns Are ILLEGAL In Maine

The Office of the Maine State Fire Marshall is reminding the public that sky lanterns are illegal in the State of Maine.  With wedding season in full swing you might want to take this law into consideration before you release these lil fire starters.  According to the office: 

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Major Floods Inundate Boulder, Colorado

Flash Flooding Could Still Be An Issue Today


Were you caught in one of the major thunderstorms yesterday? While driving down Rte 201, I could see rigid rain lines on the asphalt drawn of who was, and wasn't affected.

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Warm Summer Weather Continues In The South Of England
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Maine Law Enforcement Ramps Bike Safety


Starting today, law enforcement will crack down on people who don’t obey laws meant to protect cyclists and pedestrians. Nearly 500 people are stuck annually in the state, and the number of fatalities has doubled since 2012. With tourist season in full swing, the timing of the 'blitz' is designed for maximum impact.

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Seismograph instrument recording ground motion during earthquake
Tomislav Zivkovic

Did You Feel The Earthquake in Swanville

This morning there was a rumble. Did you feel it? Maine isn't a hotbed of seismic activity, but we do get a minor earthquake once in a while. A few years ago, I felt one while in the Gorham area, and it was...weird. Earthquakes aren't like weather we anticipate. So, you're making dinner, and out of nowhere, boiling water is spilling on the kitchen floor.  The 20 seconds of rumble feels three times as long, and you're left wondering what happened.

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Security Escalated In New York City For New Year's Eve Holiday
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Save Those Nips – You’ll Get Money Back

Maine House overrides LePage veto of bill to add nip liquor bottles to redemption program 114-31. Now to the Senate. #mepolitics

— Chris Cousins (@Storytiller) June 6, 2017

Next time you're cleaning up the weekend's empties, or organizing a bottle drive, you'll have more to gather.

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S–T Happens! A Dyer Rant About The New Amish Community

I need to say first and foremost...I welcome anyone who wants to come to Maine.  Anyone should have the opportunity to explore their horizon, raise their family where they wish.  If you live in the Windsor, Whitefield, Jefferson have seen that there is a new small community of Amish that have relocated to that area.

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National Love A Tree Day
Chloe kissin' a tree on National Love a Tree Day 2010

Celebrate National Love A Tree Day With These Easy Steps

Today is the day to release your inner ‘Tree Hugger’ and love a tree!  Whether it be a special tree that you watched grow since you were a child or it’s just any random tree…love it today and everyday.  Here are some ways you can celebrate National Love a Tree Day!

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Top 10 Reasons Sarah HATES Camping!

Memorial Day weekend is usually opening season for most campgrounds and that's coming right up.  OK, I'll admit it.  Hi, my name is Sarah...I'm from Maine (in a round a bout kinda way) and I hate camping!  That's right.  Sleeping outside is for deer, birds, squirrels, trash pandas, get where I'm headed and I'm none of these things.  Camping is just...icky.  

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May the Fourth Be With You

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 14th).  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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