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152 Days Until Christmas…Now Let’s Start Planning

We are exactly 5 months away from Christmas!  Once  your stomach settles and the hair the back of your neck goes down...let's talk about how to start preparing early this year so you can enjoy the holiday season.  You might think I'm nuts because I start planning so early, but with 6 kids...I need to.  

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Clearwater Beach

Do You Call Going To The Lake ‘The Beach’?

I always laugh when I hear people say they went to the beach.  I'll ask which one they went to?  Popham?  Reid?  OOB?  They respond with Lake St. George or Damariscotta Lake.  To me, that's not the beach.  The beach is the ocean.  But, according to

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"Cyber Monday" Closes Long Weekend Of Holiday Shopping
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L.L. Bean Issues Rare Recall

The iconic Maine retailer has recalled a childrens product over lead poisoning fears.

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Photo By: Jen Stanley
Photo By: Jen Stanley

Celebrate The Taste Of Waterville On Wednesday, August 3rd

Every summer Main Street in Waterville is packed from the morning to late at night with locals looking to celebrate their small city. Always held on a Wednesday...

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images
Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

Don’t Miss Frankie Ballard For FREE This Weekend At L.L.Bean

Did you miss Luke Bryan this past weekend? Don't be disappointed.

All summer L.L. Bean has been hosting a FREE concert series in Discovery Park at their hub in Freeport...

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ATTENTION Seniors!! You Can’t Beat This Deal!!

I've said it once, and I'll say it again...I'm addicted to Seize the Deal at!  Savings up to 50% off on many many things!  Brand new today, is a special deal specifically for students entering their senior year of high school!  It's Senior Picture time!

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2nd Annual Oakfest Celebration In Oakland

Last year, Oakland, Maine conjured up some pride and decided they would put into place a new tradition. Oak Fest is a celebration to bring the community of Oakland together with the spirit of the small town...

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Conquer Chiari Float in Old Hallowell Day parade & B98.5
Conquer Chiari Float in Old Hallowell Day parade & B98.5

Conquer Chiari & B98.5 Make Front Page Of The Newspaper!!

I was so excited to see this yesterday in the Sunday paper.  Both of my favorite floats make the front page of the local section of the KJ.  Erika, Connor's mom, and I have worked so hard to raise awareness about Chiari Malformation to the public and medical community.  Fellow chiarians have seen our efforts and have come out to join us.

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Exploding Kitten

New Card Game About Exploding Kittens Has 4.5 Stars On Amazon

Family games just aren't what they used to be.  You know, games where you move your pawns around the board...occasionally, you send someone 'home' or to 'jail' and you say 'sorry'.  Or what about the card games like 'Old Maid' or 'Go Fish'.  These traditional games have been a household staple for many many years.  Then, there's Exploding kittens!  'A card game for people who are into kittens and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats.'

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Who Remembers Cottles Place Waterpark In Waterville?

I was reminiscing a little bit yesterday.  Now, I didn't grow up in Maine.  My dad was in the Army and we were stationed in Germany for most of my childhood.  But, there were a few years when I flew to Maine and spent the summertime with my grandparents.  I remember my grandfather taking me to a waterpark in Waterville.

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