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Andy Capwell’s Family Restaurant Featured In Local Magazine

Simones' Hot Dog Stand has been in my family for over 105 years. My Dad and his brother George had owned the restaurant for several years. My Dad sold his share of the business to his brother in the early 1970's when I was maybe 7 years old. My cousin Jimmy Simones is the current owner and the restaurant is a landmark in Lewiston.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell’s 2014 NFC Predictions

The 2014 football season starts tonight! Yesterday I made my AFC predictions and today's here's my take on the NFC.

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Category: NFL, Opinion, Sports Tags: ,
Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell’s AFC Predictions

Football season is here! Start chilling the beer, get new batteries for the remote and cheer on the home team!

It's always fun trying to predict who will be going to the playoffs and who will win the big game. Here is my best guess.

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Category: NFL, Opinion Tags: ,
Photo by Andy CApwell
Photo by Andy CApwell

Question Of The Day: Should High School Cheerleaders Be Allowed To Wear Their Uniforms In School?

It was a tradition when I was going to Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine. On football game day, the players would wear their jersey and the cheerleaders would wear their uniforms.

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Goodshot, Thinkstock

How Was Your Summer?

Labor Day weekend already? Summer sure seems to go by quicker and quicker each year! So, how was your summer? What did you and your family get to do? What would you grade this summer?

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Hello Kitty is NOT a Cat? She is a Little Cartoon Girl. What-the-What-What?

Hello Kitty is not a cat. She is a little girl. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO MY WORLD?? All this is according to Christine R. Yano, an anthropologist with the University of Hawaii who is curator of a Hello Kitty retrospective at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles in October. She told this to the Los Angeles Times.  Hello? Her name is Kitty. She has whiskers and pointy cat ears. Well, whatever she is or is not. I still love Hello Kitty.

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‘Question Of The Day’: Do You Think The School Day Should Start Later?

A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics says that teens need more sleep to function, and that middle and high school students should not start school until 8:30 a.m.

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Jim Rogash, Getty Images
Jim Rogash, Getty Images

NFL Divisonal Picks for 2014

NFL preseason football is coming into its final week; Week four will see all teams play on Thursday, August 28. The Patriots final preseason game will be in New York against the Giants at 7:30.  You can hear the game on B98.5 starting with the pre-game show at 4:30. New England starts its season in Miami on Sunday, September 7 at 1pm.

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Michael Bradley, Getty Images
Michael Bradley, Getty Images

August 22nd is Tongue Twister Day

August 22 is Tongue Twister Day which is the combination of sounds that make people lose control of their mouth or twist their tongue. MIT researchers came up with (what they say) is the world’s hardest tongue twister. Here it is:

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Question Of The Day: Do You Agree With Wiscasset Allowing Road Name Change?

The Washington Redskins have been in the news due to the name of the team being deemed an offensive racial slur by some and pressure for the team to change the name. The town of Wiscasset, Maine dropped the nickname 'Redskins' four years ago from the town's high school after lobbying from Maine's Native American community.

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