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Getty Images, photo by NASA

First Communications Satellite in Operation June, 1965

There are many upon many satellites circling the globe these days but it was June 28, 1965 that the first commercial communications satellite went into operation. It was called Early Bird and was built for the Communications Satellite Corporation or COMSAT and was launched on April 6, 2965.

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Photo from Emilie Bronson
Photo from Emilie Bronson

‘Bee A Country Star’ Finals Moved To Buker Community Center

Wet conditions have forced the finals of B98.5's "Bee A Country Star" singing competition to be moved inside to the Buker Community Center, located at 22 Armory St. in Augusta on Saturday, June 29.

The finals of the competition, which is being brought to you by Ray Haskell Ford\Lincoln  as

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Do A Sun Dance For Saturday! Lynne and Sharon Did!

We want sunshine at Capitol Park on Saturday for the Whatever Family Festival!

Sharon and Lynne Burney from the Kennebec Chamber of Commerce did one!

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Source:Eustismaine.com
Source:Eustismaine.com

17th Annual Family Fun Days This Weekend In Eustis And Stratton

Experience old-fashioned, small town Maine fun this weekend in Eustis and Stratton. The 17th Annual Family Fun Days will have events going on this Friday through Sunday.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

‘Bee A Country Star’ Final Night To Qualify

We are in the homestretch for our 'Bee A Country Star' contest. Join Sharon Buck and myself tonight at Silver Street Tavern for our final qualifying round. Sharon and I will start our live broadcast at 7 p.m.

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Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spencer
Getty Images, photo by Cameron Spencer

Moon Closest to Earth This Weekend, Called Super Moon

It’s called a Super Moon, and it happens on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday June 23. The moon will appear bigger and brighter than any other time during the year. The reason is the moon will closer to Earth than normal. The astronomers' name for it is perigee full moon but the term super moon first came about March 19, 2011, and since it’s has been used a lot.

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Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive
Getty Images, photo by Hulton Archive

Classic Comedy Routine, Abbott and Costello, Who’s on First?

 

Looking at the Baseball Almanac I noticed today June 20, 1945, was the first time the classic Abbott and Costello baseball comedy act, ‘Who’s on First?’ was shown in the movie ‘the Naughty Nineties’. The bit was originally heard on the radio, The Kate Smith Show, but to see them perform it in the movie made it even funnier.

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Source:Facebook
Source:Facebook

Mechanic Falls Community Day This Friday and Saturday

Mechanic Falls Community Day is actually two days of family fun! Events will take place this Friday and Saturday. It all starts Friday at 6:30 p.m. with a couples competition. Then at dusk it's an outdoor movie of 'A League Of Their Own'.

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Alan Jackson Makes “Appearance” in Maine

Okay. Okay. He wasn't REALLY here...but he was here in spirit!

Barbara Bowdoin of Biddeford turned 100 just a couple days ago and was surprised with gifts sent by Alan himself!

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Kenny Rogers
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Kenny Rogers Coming To The Oxford Fair

You gotta know who they're bringin'...know who'll be singin'...

And that's Kenny Rogers!

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