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Beer Sales on the Rise

For the first time since 2008 beer sales have increased, according to the Beer Institute, and some see it as a sign the economy is recovering. Not sure how drinking beer is a signal the recession could be on the mend but for the convenience stores and restaurants that sale beer they are enjoying a growth in revenue. Despite the economy taking beer sales down with it a few years ago, beer still has the highest sales of other alcoholic drinks like wine.  

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Sharon Dancing

What Should We BEE?

Halloween is fast approaching and at B98.5 we're trying to figure out what our costumes will be. So many options and so little time.

So I took the time to go to a website to try some costumes least on the computer

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Landspeed Record Could be Broken

The British are building a car that will run at 1,000 miles per hour and a successful test to see if the rocket engine will fire is the first big step forward. The Bloodhound SSC was the largest rocket firing in the United Kingdom in over 20 years. The vehicle is being designed to break the land speed record of 763 miles per hour which also broke the sound barrier on land. Andy Green, a British Royal Air Force pilot is the first person to break the land barrier and will be driving the Bloodhound for the new record.

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Praying Mantis

Look What We Found!

Moving to the new house in Clinton, I've seen just about everything in our yard. Skunks, deer, groundhogs, snakes, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, dogs, cats, and bats. Yes, bats...

The kids have brought catepillars in the house, mice, frogs, worms, name it, we have had it. Kids are very curious! But this time it wasn't found by a kid. Well, maybe a big kid.

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Model T Ford
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Great Business Decisions

Some of the greatest business decisions go unnoticed much of the time, things we know as ‘normal’ today, had a beginning somewhere. Home mortgages, auto loans, and other forms of consumer credit started during the great San Francisco earthquake. A.P. Gianni, the son of Italian immigrants, was able to load, on to horse drawn carts, $80,000 worth of gold from his Bank of Italy deposit vaults after the quake hit, when other banks failed to do so. Since he had the money, he offered loans of$10 to $300 loans to anyone who had a job. He backed unproven businesses too, he loaned $2 million to a guy named Walt Disney for the making of Snow White.

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Save Money…Bake Bread!

It's Fall. Time to get baking! And what better thing to bake than bread?

My brother, Ray, makes a great loaf of bread. Every year around Christmastime, he bakes loaves for family and friends. I know I love receiving mine! He deemed us worthy of his recipe. It's called

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Chad Foxwoods 2
Photo by Sharon Buck

How Did Hood Do?

Bright lights! Big city! Big chance! Was this Chad Hood's big day?

Hood, from Clinton, Maine, was chosen to compete on Community Auditions Star of the Day being filmed at the Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut on Sunday.  He would be up against two very talented performers. Was he up for the challenge?

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Sharon Finish
Photo by Sharon Buck

I Finished! I Finished! Best Time Ever!

I DID IT!! I DID IT!! I can't believe it went by so fast!

The Rise 'N Shine 5K Road Race was really over before it began. As we waited at the Walgreens on the opposite side of the circle from Kennebec Savings Bank, we were all cold. Some were stretching, some looping the rotary to prepare. Me, I was just trying to stay warm. It was 38 degrees. Then the airhorn went off!

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Sharon Running

Run Away, Sharon!

It's TOMORROW!!! The Rise 'N Shine 19th Annual 5K Road Race happens tomorrow morning! It starts at Kennebec Saving Bank in Augusta and it benefits the KV YMCA.

It all comes down to this! The training, the working out, the treadmill, the salads...All the training I've don

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Stack of Wood
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Wood Splitting for Winter

I was with talking to an elderly gentleman from Texas the other day who was on his first visit to Maine. The question he asked me was kind of surprising until I realized it’s always warm in Texas. He wanted to know what the big piles of wood are people have in their yards. He was referring to firewood stacked and piled as we get ready for winter. Naturally, they don’t have to burn wood to stay warm in Texas, so it’s understandable why he didn’t know. I have a big stack of wood on the side of my house too as I burn wood for heat in the winter.

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