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31st Annual Moxie Festival This Weekend In Lisbon Falls

It's a tradition in Maine and it's certainly an aquired taste, I am talking about Moxie. It's a soft drink that will bring strong reactions from people who have tried it. It was created in 1876 by Dr. Augustin Thompson in Lowell, Massachusetts. It was orginially marketed as a panacea that would cure paralysis, nervousness and insomnia.

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5 Fascinating Nuggets of Truth You Should Know About Doritos

Growing up as an American teenager meant Doritos in your diet. The flavored and fried tortilla chips went with everything: video games, sandlot baseball, road trips and going to the beach. (Fruit wasn't invented for another decade or so.)

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from Facebook Page

Backyard Farm to Destroy Millions of Pounds of Tomatos

 

Backyard Farms in Madison decided on a ‘do over' on their tomatoes. There is an infestation of whiteflies in the greenhouses, that brought them to the decision to destroy its entire crop of half-a-million plants and start over.

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Getty Images, photo by Ralph Orlowski
Getty Images, photo by Ralph Orlowski

Matt ‘BB Gun’ Krause Wins Cherry Pit Spitting Championship

In Eau Claire, Michigan, they recently held the annual International Cherry Pit Spitting Championship and the title went to first time winner Matt ‘BB Gun’ Krause. It may have been the first win for Matt, but the Krause family has dominated the contest, winning 24 of 39 championships.

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Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images

UMaine Study Finds Maine’s Wild Blueberries Aid Digestion

A research project from UMaine finds wild blueberries are good for digestion. It is nice to see the study these things, but it has been no big secret that wild blueberries are healthy in so many ways, and YES, darn tasty

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Photo by Sharon Buck

7-Up Biscuits? Sharon Tried Them And You Can, Too!

When I saw this post on many of my friends' Facebook pages, I saw they posted it but never made them. When I showed Chad the picture of them he said "Mmmm, those look good!"

And always wanting to make sure he gets a yummy meal, I bought the ingredients.

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‘Taste of Waterville’ this Year Returns to Seated Dining Option

The Mid Maine Chamber's Taste of Waterville, this year on August 7, will be returning to offering a seated dining option. This will be in addition to fast food and a la carte choices.

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Erich Auerbach, Getty Images
Erich Auerbach, Getty Images

More Summer Sites for Hungry Maine School-Aged Kids

USDA Under Secretary was in Maine yesterday talking about increase to the federal Summer Food Service Program. That means more kids will be able to have free meal at sites around Maine.

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Photo by Sharon Buck
Photo by Sharon Buck

Shaw’s Shelves Rewards Card

It looks like a price cutting battle is shaping up with the local supermarket giants. Shaw's announced this week that it is dropping its rewards card program and cutting prices on thousands of items.

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The bacon with my all fruit smoothy and a bunch of kale in the background

Chocolate Covered Bacon: Not Much to Look At, But Brought Smiles to My Co-Workers

Somehow we got talking about chocolate covered bacon at work. SO it being the hottest day of the year I made the decision to try it at home. Gees, it is bacon and chocolate, it cannot be that hard! Well…maybe.

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