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Things To Do In Maine This Month

Welcome to June! While the weather will be below average the next week or so, remember that we're still in Spring. The summer season doesn't officially kickoff until Wednesday the 21st. It's also the first full month of tourist season. So, when your visitors ask what their is to do around here, you'll have a full list of places to take them.

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Oggy is all smiles with his new human.

UPDATE: KVHS Pet Of The Week – Oggy Is Adopted!!

Every week, we post a special dog or cat, or even ferret, that is up for adoption at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta.  Rarely, do we get to hear if the pet found their furever home.  Well, today was a special day.  

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Maine Records 2 Cases of Powassan Encephalitis Caused by Ticks

We have to stop meeting like this, you know to chat about ticks, but new stuff keeps popping we need to talk about. Today it is Powassan Encephalitis.

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Memorial Day Parades In And Around Central Maine

Memorial Day is this Monday, May 29th.  This is the day we pay respect and remember those who died in active military service.  If you are looking for a parade to attend, here are some taking place in Central Maine...

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Meet Connor and Jedi

Connor & His Service Dog, Jedi, Visited Townsquare Media – Here’s What The Public Should Know

What an awesome surprise we got today!  Chiari warrior, Connor Sawtelle, and his new best friend, Jedi, stopped by and visited Townsquare Media.  They've only been together one day and clearly have bonded.  Jedi is already very protective of Connor and Connor couldn't be more happy to have his service dog.

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Connor meets Jedi

Local Maine Boy Meets His Service Dog, Jedi, For The First Time – Thanks To Make A Wish

Jedi is a service dog that was a wish granted to Connor Sawtelle by Make A Wish of Maine.  Connor suffers with the debilitating effects of chiari malformation.  Jedi, who traveled all the way from Colorado, will help Connor with his day to day activities.  Today, Jedi has finally reached his forever home in the arms of Connor.  

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Conquer Chiari Walk Across America - Central Maine

Join Sarah’s Team, September 16th, To Help Conquer Chiari

I'm so excited to be organizing the 2nd Annual Conquer Chiari Walk Across America - Central Maine event.  The Quarry Road Recreation, in Waterville, is graciously allowing us to use their facilities again this year!  Last year we had over 130 people for our inaugural event.  I want MORE this year!!  Join me!

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<> on August 3, 2016 near Tschagguns, Austria.
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Food Truck Festival Recovery Plan: Go On A Hike

You went to the inaugural Food truck Festival, where you enjoyed treats from hand cut fries to kettle corn, to great smoothies, and everything in between. Awesome food day, but after the inevitable food coma, you were back to reality of knocking off the 5-10 pounds. If you're one of the millions of people trying to get beach ready, Maine is your friend.

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Memorial Day And Beyond – Yard Sale Etiquette

This weekend will kick off yard sale season.  Everyone is out looking for deals.  One man's junk is another man's treasure (sometimes).  But there are a lot of things that come to mind when I think about going to garage sales.  So, take some of these etiquette rules into consideration...

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Food Truck Festival Spotlight: The Maine Tater

Our Food Truck Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, and we can't wait. The weather is looking outstanding! This weekend COULD be your summer preview, and we've brought the food and music for the occasion. While you might be on a diet, we think you can spurge a little for The Maine Tater. Life's about balance, right? Tater's Maine hand cut fries are worth whatever exercise you make up for later.

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