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ALS Ice Challenge + Ex-Husband = Absolutely!!

Everywhere you turn on social media, there is one ice challenge after another.  From famous celebrities, famous locals and your next door neighbor.  Randy and I did it last week.

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Shaw’s Has Updated The Data Breach Info for Customers

A few years ago I seemed to be getting a new debit card every few months because of this stuff. Well, here we go again. I return from vacation to hear Shaw's, where I do almost all of my grocery shopping, has had an issue. But there is some updated information from Shaw's on the matter.

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Category: Family, Food, Local News
Brennan

Loving the F Word (It’s Not What You Think)

Friday is my second favorite F word.  With the week I’ve had, I couldn’t be happier it’s Friday.  As everyone knows, my 8-year-old son had an emergency appendectomy this week.  He has been such an amazing trooper and as his mother, I couldn’t be prouder. 

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Russ Ensley, Thinkstock
Russ Ensley, Thinkstock

Destination Maine: The Union Fair and Wild Blueberry Festival

Fair season is rolling along and one of my favorite fairs in Maine starts this Saturday, it's the Union Fair and Wild Blueberry Festival. It will run for one week between August 16th to August 23rd.

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Things Parents Never Imagine Saying

Being a part of a fairly large blended family, to include 6 kids ranging in ages from 4 to 14, I find myself saying things that will make you think "wait? Whaaaa?"  These things were not included in any parenting book, that I'm aware of anyway, and they most definitely make you scratch your head and say "hhmmmm".  

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Category: Family
Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Aunt Jemima’s Family Sues Quaker Oats

On behalf of their family, the great-grandsons of the women who is the face of Aunt Jemima are suing PepsiCo and Quaker Oats. Quaker Oats are the makers of Aunt Jemima pancake syrup and mixes and their grandmother has been the face of the company since 1935.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images
Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

August is National Romance Awareness Month

When people hear the word "romance," they tend to run for the hills.  Being romantic can be difficult for some, and for others perhaps they have too much expectations as to what "romance" really means.  It doesn't have to be about extravagant gifts or expensive meals, flowers or chocolate.  In fact, the most simple things can foster a healthy relationship.

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Photo, Randy McCoy
Photo, Randy McCoy

Randy’s BIG Splash at Funtown Splashtown

Had a huge amount of fun at Funtown Splashtown this weekend. We played in the water at the beginning of the day and then played on the rides in the evening. Some of my favorite water attractions were: Pirates Paradise, The Tornado, Triton's Twist and Poseidon's Plunge.

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Stephen Shugerman, Getty Images
Stephen Shugerman, Getty Images

Destination Maine: Wings Over Wiscasset

The annual Wings Over Wiscaset is underway today and tomorrow. A percentage of the gate goes to supporting Veterans Organizations, Wiscasset Rec Cooper Di Perri, MAA scholarship fund and the Wiscasset Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Stomach-Churning Survey Reveals Americans Eat Alone Most of the Time Because We’re a Sad, Lonely Nation [POLL]

Well, here's something you can share with your dinner companions this evening -- assuming you can find someone to break bread with you.

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Category: Family, Health, Lifestyle

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