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Great Country Quest Finalists Announced!

Did you get your votes in? Well, they have been counted and after over 23,000 votes cast it's time to reveal the finalists that will be performing at the Skowhegan State Fair August 8th.

And here they are:

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Getty Images, photo by Otto Greule Jr.
Getty Images, photo by Otto Greule Jr.

This Is Sports Cliche Week

To coincide with Baseball’s All Star game tonight, it's sport cliché week. You’ve heard them when a player is being interviewed and wants to say the right thing. Most are standard issue from some book professional athletes must be required to read before they do interviews. I know there’s no such book, but it seems like it.

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Getty Images Photo

Cassini Space Probe to Photograph Earth From Saturn

The Cassini space probe was launched in 1997 with its mission to enter the orbit of Saturn and study the planet's rings. Cassini arrived at its destination in 2004 and has been studying the planet since. This Friday, July 19, at 5:27 p.m. EDT, the space probe will take a picture of Earth from its vantage point 898 million miles away.

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Photo by Amber Bachelder
Photo by Amber Bachelder

Andy Capwell’s 30 Year High School Reunion (in 3 Weeks!)

It's hard to believe that just over 30 years ago I graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn. Until eight years ago, I lived just about a mile from the school and never received an invitation to any of our reunions.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Completes PFBF Half Marathon: How Did She Do?

It was a beautiful morning. Perfect day for a half marathon for the Special Olympics of Maine. PFBF has been putting on their 5K and half marathon for the past 3 years and year 4 turned out even BIGGER!

I made sure I had Central Maine's Country B98.5 downloaded on my phone so I could run/jog/walk along the 13.1 mile loop and listen to Retro Country USA, my FAVORITE show on our station.

But how long would I be running?

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Norman the Scooter Dog Breaks World Record

A follow-up to a story I did the other day about Norman the 3 year old French Sheep Dog known as the ‘The Scooter dog. Norman was going for the Guinness World record for a dog on a self-propelled scooter; he had to go 98 feet in 30 seconds to break the record.

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Source:Facebook

Central Maine Egg Festival July 15 to July 20 In Pittsfield

It's that time of year to celebrate the incredible, edible, egg! The 41st Central Maine Egg Festival will going on July 15 until July 20 with events throughout the Central Maine town of Pittsfield.

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Source:Facebook

31st Annual Moxie Festival This Weekend In Lisbon Falls

It's a tradition in Maine and it's certainly an aquired taste, I am talking about Moxie. It's a soft drink that will bring strong reactions from people who have tried it. It was created in 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was orginially marketed as a panacea that would cure paralysis, nervousness and insomnia.

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Norman the Scooter Riding Dog Goes for World Record

Norman is known as the ‘scooter dog’, he’s actually a 3-year-old French sheepdog that is training to break the Guinness Book of World Records scooter ride, unassisted. Norman is from Canton, Georgia, and if he can ride his scooter 98 feet, he breaks the record.

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Getty Images, photo by NASA
Getty Images, photo by NASA

Two House Democrats Want to Make a National Park on the Moon

Two State Representatives, Eddie Bernice Johnson, the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Space, Science and Technology, and Donna Edwards the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Space, filed a bill this week to make a National Park on the moon.

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