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#TheFirstDayOfFall – 10 Reasons I LOVE Autumn In Maine

Last year, I posted why I hate Fall.  Hate is such a strong word.  I've decided to change my thinking.  Try to find the positive, rather than focus on the negative (snow).  So, my attention this year will be what I love about Autumn.  Frankly, it is one of my favorite seasons.

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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

Unique Fall Festivals In Maine

Fall is awesome in Maine, the bright, vibrant colors of the foliage, apple picking, football, fair season and crisp cool mornings. However, the website OnlyInYourState.com has taken a look at some  unique fall festivals in Maine are a little outside the box. 

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Courtesy of Stepping Stones Montessori School

Watch How Mother Nature Can Be So Cruel At Times

A local school teacher recently taught her students the mating rituals of the praying mantis.  For those who don't know this, after these insects procreate, the female proceeds to kill the male.  This creep-crawly ceremony was caught on video at Stepping Stones Montessori School in Chelsea earlier this week.  

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Sarah with Taylor Road
Sarah with Taylor Road

Taylor Road Joins Sarah To Raise Chiari Awareness In Maine!!

Coming up Saturday morning, the Conquer Chiari Walk Across America walk will take place.  This is the first time the walk, organized by Conquer Chiari, will be in Central Maine.  The event is to help raise awareness about chiari malformation and to bring those conquering this neurological disorder together.  It will be held at the Quarry Road Recreation in Waterville.  

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Add These 5 Wickedly Haunting Maine Experiences To Your Bucket List

Do you like being frightened?  Does the thought of being spooked send chills down your spine?  If being scared out of your britches thrills you, add these haunted experiences to your bucket list.  Some you may have heard of.  Some may be new to you.

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Sawyer with Spider
Sawyer with Spider

Bugs Bugs Bugs And More Bugs Return To The Maine State Museum

September 13th, bugs will flood the Maine State Museum in Augusta.  This is a fascinating exhibit that is free to attend.  Even if you suffer from some form of bug-phobia, it's worth attending.  I did last year and conquered my spider fear and held a tarantula...and lived to talk about it.  

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Courtesy of Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar on Facebook

Cookies In A Bucket – Maine NEEDS This At Our State Fairs!!

At the Minnesota State Fair, Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar serves over a million warm gooey chocolate chip cookies by the bucket load!!  They do this with the intention to bring the community together through sharing.  What a nice concept.  These cookies look so amazing, somebody needs to bring this to Maine!  If it is, already, why don't I know about it!?!

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Do Bakeries Charge More Because It’s A ‘Wedding Cake’?

This is an interesting topic.  A couple weeks ago, I was watching the news, and honestly I can't remember if it was national or local.  They did an undercover investigation about local bakeries and whether or not they charge more for a cake because it's for a wedding.  Through their investigation, this was the case.  Watching this story, brought up my own personal experience...

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Not Even A Full Week Of School & It’s Already Picture Time

My biggest pet peeve of the kids going back to school...Picture Day!!  My kids haven't even been in school for a full week and I'm already getting notices that picture day is coming!  The notices aren't even pieces of paper sent home in their folders.  No, these are emails.  They do emails now!!  Not just once...but 6 times.  So, my phone dings as though I'm getting an test message...I look...PICTURE DAY!!  

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Chocolate Covered Bacon from Shelly's Deli

McCoy & Dyer Try Chocolate Covered Bacon!!

There isn't a group of words that you could possibly form together that would properly describe the pure pleasure that is happening in my mouth as I write this.  Shelly, from Shelly's Deli in Farmingdale, brought us chocolate covered bacon to sample.  2 things I never considered putting together, I now can't ever envision them apart.  

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