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Don’t Fail The Elf On The Shelf This Year – Make It Work!

Every year, I tell myself 'this will be the year I make Elf on the Shelf work' and promise to do something creative everyday.  I'm usually pretty successful the first week...and then it gets away from me.  I forget a day or two or a week and then the magic just goes away.  I tell myself 'hey, I tried'...but I usually feel like I let the kids down.

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The Salvation Army Holiday Sign-Up Dates

Do you or do you know someone who struggles during the holiday months?  The Salvation Army will be taking applications for the upcoming 2016 holiday season.  There are several dates to choose from, but now is the time to sign up if assistance is needed.  They assist families that qualify under the Federal Low Income Guidelines.  They service the towns of Augusta, Sidney, Hallowell, Winslow, Waterville & Chelsea.

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Pumpkins were added to Halloween tradition because they were easier to carve than turnips.
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Central Maine Pick Your Own Pumpkin Guide

Halloween is only three weeks away and it's time to start thinking about getting the pumpkins to decorate your home, for the kids to carve and for pumpkin pies. A great way to spend some time with your family is by going to a local pumpkin patch and picking out a pumpkin or two.

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Brandon
Meet Brandon

Mom Wants To Surprise Local Teen Get Birthday Cards!

A local mom reached out to me over the weekend.  Her son, Brandon, is turning 16 at the end of the month.  Brandon is a sweet teen who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism.  Due to severe anxiety, Brandon has to be home-schooled.  To help Brandon celebrate turning 16, she would like to collect as many birthday cards that she can.

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facebook/Sunday River

Sunday River’s Annual Wife Carrying Championship Is This Sunday [VIDEO]

The North American Wife Carrying Championship takes place at Sunday River right here in Maine every fall. Teams made up of men and women have to make their way through an obstacle course...

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Celebrate Harvest Day At The Maine Wildlife Park

This sounds like a great day of fun for the entire family, Harvest Day is coming up on Saturday, October 15th at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

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Favorite Halloween Song
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Sarah’s Favorite Halloween Songs [VIDEO]

I'm the first to admit, I will play kids music in the car...alone.  Don't judge me.  But, because I have 6 kids, I am rarely 'alone' and therefore have an excuse to play crazy silly Halloween music.  These songs help me get excited and into the spirit.  Here are my 5 favorite songs to listen to in October.  I've added a bonus song to prepare you for what's right around the corner.

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Another Fight Breaks Out at Chuck E. Cheese

It happened again at Chuck E. Cheese. In South Florida an argument between two women broke-out into a brawl. Adults punching, kicking and pulling hair as their kids ran for cover...

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Some Favorite Halloween Candy By The Decade

 

With Halloween approaching it’s time to look back on past decades to see what the favorite candy was in years past.

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Morning Buzz Stupid Challenge – McCoy & Dyer Reinvent Bobbing For Apples

Bobbing for apples was always a game I played during Halloween parties when I was younger.  You don't see it too much anymore.  Probably due to the fact it's just plain germ infested...

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