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Photo from David Gudas

Simones’ World Famous Hot Dogs Named One Of The Nations Best

Simones' World Famous Hot Dogs has been a Lewiston, Maine institution since 1908. I want to point out that this restaurant is part of my family history. My father Nestor and his brother George had owned the restaurant for several years and the restaurant is currently owned by by cousin Jimmy Simones and his wife Linda.

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The Secret To Blending Families Is….

...THERE IS NO SECRET!  It's scary and awesome and ragged and perfect and always changing.  There is no right or wrong way to do it.  I'm so blessed to have so many children in my life.  Each one brings a smile to face in their own crazy, silly, hectic, annoying, "I can't believe you just said that" kind of way.

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Category: Family, Offbeat
Pool, Getty Images
Pool, Getty Images

Sunday Morning Issues: Domestic Violence & Professional Sports [audio]

In the monthly discussion we have been having about domestic violence issues in central Maine we have looked at a number of issues. Our most recent discussion was about domestic violence and the conversation about domestic violence and pro sports.  Check out what the ladies from the Family Violence Project talked about!

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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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