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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

Seventy per cent of deliveries in the U.S. are made by trucks, everything from food to online shopping orders but, there is truck driver shortage in the country right now. The shortage is more noticeable now that the economy is coming back but even before the economy went in the tank there was a driver shortage.

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Keep Calm And Pick Apples

Apple season is upon us.  Take advantage of the season and go pick apples with your family.  If you are looking for a local apple orchard near you, or if you want to pick a particular type of apple visit: www.pickyourown.org

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Category: Family, Newsletter, Outdoors
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Daniela Discherl, Getty Images

Giant Shrimp Caught of the Coast of Florida

Off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida, a fisherman caught a shrimp that wasn’t your average sized shrimp. It’s a massive size shrimp that is being called a ‘mantis shrimp’ and was pulled off the hook by its back like a lobster.

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Three Lions, Getty Images

Bloodhounds, Born Trackers

Bloodhounds are the only animal whose evidence is admissible in a court of law. This amazing dog has 230 million scent receptors making it a tracking machine.  One of the most famous bloodhounds was from Kentucky, Nick Carter.

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Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images

Mysterious Crater in Siberia

In a remote section of Siberia, a giant crater was found and no one knows how it got there. An oil and gas industry helicopter was flying over the area when they spotter the crater and hovered over the giant hole stating in was big enough for the helicopter to fly in.

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Brian Lawrence, Getty Images

Terrific Maine Foliage Season

It looks like it is going to be a terrific fall foliage season in Maine this year. The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says conditions in the northernmost part of Maine are prime for very low leaf drop and subtle color changes.

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Goodshot, Thinkstock
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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Michael Richards, Getty Images

Maine’s ‘Open Lighthouse Day’ September 13th

Maine’s annual Open Lighthouse Day is Saturday, September 13. On that day, 22 lighthouses around the state will offer free admission to visitors. The annual draw is 15,000 to 18,000 people as they get the opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouses.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

‘Untapped’ Mable Energy in a Bottle

 

Slopeside Syrup Company in Vermont is tapping into the energy drink market. It’s geared toward athletes like runners, skiers and anyone else involved in outdoor sports. It not your typical energy drink, it’s pure organic Vermont maple syrup in a bottle.

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Marco Luzzani, Getty Images

Its O.K. to Pee in Ocean

Something people have been doing for years just got conformation from the American Chemical Society, its O.K. to pee in the ocean! They point out that urine is 95% water and whatever else is in it doesn’t pose a threat to ocean life.

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