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Alfond’s ‘500 For Baby’ Grants Will Be Automatic For Maine Babies

The Harold Alfond Foundation (HAF) has decided that ALL babies born as Mainers will now automatically be awarded a $500 Alfond grant for college. Before this point, parents needed to fill out a little paperwork for the NextGen account for the baby to get the grant. Now, every Maine baby is in!

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Dog Watches Dog That Watches Dog Movie…HUH?

This was so cute! There is a Golden Retriever named Molly that has become an YouTube sensation because she was watching the Disney movie 'Air Buddies'. It's a movie about Golden Retriever puppies. She is FASCINATED by it!

But what is so funny, is ANOTHER Golden Retriever that is fascinated by Molly, herself!

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Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Tweets with ‘Diggers’ Tim ‘Ringy’ Saylor

Chad, the kids and I insert a half hour family time by watching 'Diggers'. The show features two men who have metal detectors and search for buried treasure! And these treasures, no matter how small, mean so much to them.

The kids love it when KG 'King George' Wyant and Tim 'Ringy' Saylor go wild over something they have found. It could be as small as a roundball from a gun to a hunk of metal from an old car. It doesn't matter. They are always excited to find SOMETHING.

And I was excited to have a brief tweet with Ringy the other day.

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CBS News Proclaims MDI As #1 Island Getaway [VIDEO]

Did you ever venture from the area, maybe on vacation, and have a feeling that what you left behind was more exciting than where you were at?  You were probably right.

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Domestic Violence: Why Does She Stay? [AUDIO]

For anyone who has been lucky enough to not experience domestic or family violence I think the question is so easy to ask, 'Why does she stay'? The reality of why someone stays in an unhealthy situation is as varied as the situations.  Sunday mornings all this year we will take a look a violence in our homes and families.  The week the question was 'why does she stay?'  Here are answers from two central Maine women.

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Photo by Chad Hood

Rocket Launches Family Fun!

When we were trying to think of a gift for Bradley for his birthday.

Something cool.

Something fun!

We found it!

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Rare Coins

$10 Million in Rare Gold Coins Found as Couple Walks Their Dog

Imagine taking your dog for a walk and coming home $10 million richer. That’s what happened to a Northern California couple earlier this month. They were walking along their property when they saw something: cans of gold coins.

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Photo from Andy Capwell
Photo from Andy Capwell

What Song Does Sharon Have Stuck in Her Head Every Morning?

It's the same one every morning.


And it's not a song you often think about.

But I bet you know all the words!

What song is it?

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Elderly Woman Gets HUGE Valentine’s Surprise!

Thank you, Tiffany Estabrook, for telling me to get the tissues. I needed them.

These children in Canada give back to a woman whose simple gesture has touched them for the past 7 years.

And she is so deserving.

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Photo by Wendy Storer

Sharon Remembers 4-Legged Family Members

I know some people don't think of them as family but in our family...Pets ARE family!

In the past year and a half, my family has had to say goodbye to dear members of our family.

Just recently, Sammy.

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