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Sarah Remembers The Moment She Found Out About 9/11
I can't believe it has already been 16 years since our world was shaken with fear from the attacks during 9/11.  It still seems so surreal.  Last year, I had the opportunity to visit the memorial where the Twin Towers once stood.  Standing at Ground Zero was chilling.  It wa…
Casey at the Bat Celebrates 130 Years
The poem "Casey at the Bat", is celebrating its 130th year in 2017, but the story behind the poem is political, sort of.  Ernest L. Thayer, the author of the poem,  was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon while he attended Harvard College along with William Randolph Hearst. Hearst’s father wa…
Andy Looks Back On The 25th Anniversary Of His First Air Shift
It's 10:42pm on a Saturday in August of 1992. I'm laying on the couch, and practicing the same words over and over. Endlessly rehearsing with different inflections, I still couldn't get it right. Being a nervous and introverted seventeen year old, you might think I was working up…
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 grand…
It’s Time To Stop Saying ‘Merica
It was cool for a while, cutesy, and yeah, I've been completely guilty. Somewhere along the line, we've removed the "a", and shortened nearly every patriotic thought/pic to simply "'merica," or worse "'murica." It's …
1946, The Year the Bikini was Introduced
The dates seem to vary between June 5th and July 5th, but whatever the date, the Bikini was introduced in 1946 by French designer Louis Reard. For the time, a two piece bathing suit that small was unheard of because at that time a two piece for women was a halter top and shorts

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