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What Are Your Weekend Plans?

The weather doesn't appear to be too terrifying this weekend.  2 weeks from today is Halloween and I am not even slightly close to being ready.  I have quite a "Honey Do List" created and hope to tackle at least a fraction of it.

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4th Annual Blaine House Food Drive

Gov. LePage is taking some time off from the campaign trail this weekend to open up his home for the 4th annual Blaine House food drive. Mainers are invited to drop off non-perishable goods and get a tour of the Blaine House in Augusta from the governor between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. The food drive at the Blaine House will also be held on Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. 

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The Salvation Army 2014 Christmas Registration Sign-Up Dates

The holidays can be stressful for anybody, but when you struggle financially, it can make this time very depressing.  The Salvation Army is taking applications for Christmas.  They are also extending their Thanksgiving applications as well.  Don't wait for the last minute.  The Holidays are right around the corner. 

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Cool Idea from Maine Men can Help with Lowering Heating Cost

It is an idea that is so simplistic and perfect. They are called Hot Tubes! It is a narrow tube that hangs from the ceiling that help funnel the warm that that rises to the ceiling back down to the ground level.  To make it even hotter, it was created and will start manufactured in Maine.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

More Americans Over 90 Than Ever Before

Great news if you are getting older (aren’t we all), more Americans are living to the age of 90 than any other time in history. The first ever census number's on that age group were posted and shows 90 years or older have tripled since 1980.

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Healthcare Misstep, Even After Right Questions Asked, but Wrong Answers Given

Check out this story about a woman who asked the questions about her health insurance purchase. She wanted and needed a policy that covered her out of state. She asked about it. She was comfortable with the answers. BUT the answers were WRONG!  They gave her the wrong answers. This is a smart woman. She has a master’s degree and multiple post-graduate courses within public health, so she knows a little something. 

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Sunday Morning Issues: The Waterville Food Bank [audio]

I love food banks. They do such wonderful things for their communities and have such wonderful, caring people making a real difference. I had a chance to talk with the Waterville Food Bank. WOW. What a great organization. They do have one BIG need right now….a van! But you can help with that.

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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Top Small Cities to Live In

Money magazine put out a list of the top small cities in the country to live. Populations had to be between 50,000 to 300,000 and they started with a pool of 781 cities. Many factors were considered including economy, housing market, schools and health care.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images
Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Destination Maine: Common Ground Fair

One of the most unique fairs in Maine is expected to attract tens of thousands of people this weekend. It's the 38th annual Common Ground Country Fair, a celebration of Maine's rural and agricultural lifestyle.

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Graham Chadwick, Getty Images
Graham Chadwick, Getty Images

Panama Tops the Global Well Being Poll

The Global Well Being poll came out and of 135 countries, Panama, came in at number one. The poll conducted in 2013 and released this week, looks at five things people feel about their lives. Sense of purpose, social connections, community, finances and physical vigor.

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