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Getty Images, photo by Justin A. Aller
Getty Images, photo by Justin A. Aller

This Baseball Season Some Unexpected Teams Leading Their Divisions

Every baseball season, the teams and their fans go into the season with a fresh start from the year before. This year as we approach the All Star break, there are some teams and their fans that can say, this ‘is’ a better year.

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Vaughan Woods (Hobbit Land) Facebook page photo
Vaughan Woods (Hobbit Land) Facebook page photo

Vandals Attack Hallowell’s Vaughan Woods aka ‘Hobbit Land’

This makes me sick to my stomach. What jerk does this to such a beautiful place? I wake up today to see a story in the KJ about vandals doing damage in Vaughan Woods in Hallowell.  The 'person or people' who did this spray painted trees and the dam. How do you clean up trees? 

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Roger and Renee

Sen. Katz Shares Opinion Piece on Recent Legislative Session + Gov LePage

If I was not already a fan of Senator Roger Katz, this would do it. Senator Katz is a republican and as we close the books on the most recent legislative session, he has shared his thoughts on the ‘elephant in the room’ (excuse the pun), the behavior of the governor of the State of Maine Paul LePage.

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Sharon and Willie
Photo by Sharon Buck

Why Do People Watch ‘Duck Dynasty’?

I love to watch shows like 'Deadliest Catch', 'Swamp People' and 'Ice Road Truckers'. You got to see what really happens behind the scenes of everyday people. They have dangerous jobs and you really started to care for these people and their health. Look at the outpouring of love for Captain Phil from the Cornelia Marie. That story touched me so much I cried when he passed away.

But 'Duck Dynasty'??

What is the fascination?

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Beach Anderson
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon And Anderson On A Field Trip To Lincolnville Beach

He crept into our room yesterday morning at 5am and whispered "Mama, just wanted to tell you we have our field trip today."

Can you tell he was excited?

And who could blame him. So was I!

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Getty Images, photo by James Worrell
Getty Images, photo by James Worrell

Carpet Cleaning Solution I Mixed and it Work Great!

Cleaning the carpets in the house this weekend, after winter I like to clean things up and it seemed they were exceptionally dirty this time around. I have a home carpet cleaner; Bissell, not the greatest but it does the job. With the dirt being more ground-in this time I had to come up with a solution that would clean well. After a little experimenting here’s what I used and it work fantastic!

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Photo from Steve Easton of Getty Images
Photo from Steve Easton of Getty Images

Middle School Mom Angered That Her Son Was Denied School Lunch

Elizabeth Ireland from Old Town was angry after she found out that her 11-year old son was denied a hot lunch at J.A.Leonard School earlier this week. Ireland owed $53 on her son's school lunches, and as of this past Monday until the end of the school year, students who owe money on their school lunch accounts won't be fed, that's according to RSU 34 Superintendent David Walker.

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Source:Facebook
Source:Facebook

The Great Hot Dog Debate: Red Or Brown?

The summer grilling season is here and who doesn't love a hot dog cooked outdoors on the grill? That leads to a big debate in Maine, red or brown hot dogs?

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Woman Spots Stolen SUV While Working at McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Kind of a bizarre story from Kennewick, Washington, when a woman’s SUV was stolen from the parking lot of her apartment complex but she still had to go to work. She filed a police report and got a ride to the local McDonald’s where she works. She was assigned dr

Getty Images, photo by Thomas J. Peterson
Getty Images, photo by Thomas J. Peterson

Venezuela is Running Out of Toilet Paper

Food shortages have been common in Venezuela recently from milk and butter to coffee and cornmeal, but now things are getting serious. The country is running out of toilet paper. People have been looking for the bathroom product for two weeks, when one grocery runs out, shoppers head to another in hopes they have a supply, but it’s not on the shelves.

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