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n this handout provided by NASA, the planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower left, as it transits across the face of the sun Monday, May 9, 2016 Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, with the previous transit taking place in 2006. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls via Getty Images)
n this handout provided by NASA, the planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower left, as it transits across the face of the sun Monday, May 9, 2016 Boyertown, Pennsylvania. Mercury passes between Earth and the sun only about 13 times a century, with the previous transit taking place in 2006. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls via Getty Images)

Mercury Will Make a Rare Transit Across the Sun Today

Today, Monday May 9 the planet Mercury will go directly in front of the sun. This is a rare ‘transit’ that happens only 13 times a century.

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Instagram/OldOrchardBeach

Best Secluded Beaches In Maine

I love the beach! Eventually the weather will warm up enough for beach weather in Maine. When you think beaches in Maine, Old Orchard Beach, Reid State Park and Popham Beach come to mind. However, if you are looking for that quiet beach to relax, Travel and Leisure Magazine came up with their list of the 'Five Best Secluded Beaches In Maine'

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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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Best Places To Bike In Maine

You'll soon be seeing bicycles on the roads here in central Maine. Maine sure does have many peaceful and safe places to enjoy biking. Travel and Leisure Magazine has complied a list of the best places to bike in Maine.

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Photo by Andy Capwell

Ten Awesome Hikes Under 5 Miles In Maine

With the snow gone and temperatures reaching the 60's on a somewhat regular basis, hiking season in Maine is underway and the website onlyinyourstate.com has an article called '10 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles In Maine'. If you prefer to hit the trails without toting a backpack full of supplies, check out these hikes that are under five miles. 

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How to Dispose of Paint in Maine

 

Now that spring is here it’s time to get some of those things on your ‘honey do list’ done. Spring and summer are the most popular time to paint in Maine and Maine environmental officials would like you to do three things when you buy paint.

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Where’s Your Favorite Fishing Spot?

The ice was out early this year and that means a long fishing season in Maine!

Maine sure has plenty of fantastic lakes and streams to fish in. Maybe your favorite fishing spot is Belgrade Lakes, Moosehead Lake, Lake Auburn, or Sebago Lake?

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Maine DACF YouTube

Most Underrated Places In Maine

The website Thrillist.com listed the 'Most Underrated Places in Every U.S. State'. The point of their post was to feature a location that might not be as popular as it should be. For example when you think of Maine, the obvious choices are L.L. Bean and Old Orchard Beach. So what did they select as Maine's most underrated place?

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Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images

Spring is the Season for the Sweet Smell of Skunk

 

You may have noticed, like I have, the sweet smell of skunk in the air.  Can there be a worse smell in all of nature? This is season in Maine for skunks to be on the prowl. During late winter they mate and by April or May they are caring for their young and looking for food.

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E Waste Event in Waterville April 2

An electronic collection event is coming up on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held at American Legion Post #5 on College Avenue in Waterville and is open to anyone.

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