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650 Foot Roller Coaster Planned for Las Vegas

U.S. Thrill Rides, a company that builds roller coasters, plans to build a 650-foot tall coaster called ‘Polercoaster’ at the Tropicana Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The coaster is so high (how high is it?) the company has to get permission from the Federal Aviation Administration before construction can begin.

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Photo by Chad Hood

Where Do You Take Your Kids Fishing?

What's the least expensive way to have fun with children? And the most fun?

FISHING!

What better way to get the kids out of the house, off their video games and out of the junk food? Spending time with your kids is easy!

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Getty Images, photo by Mike Tauber
Getty Images, photo by Mike Tauber

The Statue of Liberty Arrives In New York June 17, 1885

On June 17th, 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York as a friendship gift from the people of France. The Statue was not assembled as it is today; it came in 350 separate pieces packed in more than 200 cases. The statue was built by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi and commemorated the American Revolution and the friendship between the United States and France.

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Getty Images, photo by win-Initiative
Getty Images, photo by win-Initiative

Boston Pops 4th of July Concert Will Not Air Nationally This Year

This year’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will feature blues singer Susan Tededchi and Ayla Brown, but it will not be nationally televised for the first time in 20 years. CBS said ratings for the July 4th show had been declining in recent years, so they have pulled the plug.

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Baseball Anderson wearing medal
Photo by Sharon Buck

Alfond Youth Center Wraps Up TBall

It was a great turnout at Little Fenway in Oakland on Thursday when the four T-Ball teams gathered to play their last game of the summer.

And next year, Anderson moves up to the Cal Ripken Little League!

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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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Source:Facebook
Source:Facebook

American Lung Association Trek Across Maine

It looks like Mother Nature will be cooperating with the American Lung Association's Trek Across Maine. Hundreds of bicycle riders will start the 180 mile, 3-day, trek across Maine on Friday morning.

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Three Lions, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Three Lions, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Maine Moose Hunt Lottery Coming Up!

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife estimates that Maine has 76,000 moose. The annual Maine moose permit lottery on Saturday will produce a record 4,110 permits.

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Getty Images, photo by David E. Sherman
Getty Images, photo by David E. Sherman

Mosquitoes the Size of Quarters are Headed to Florida This Year

If you’re heading to Florida for vacation this summer take a lot of mosquito repellant because the little pests that bite are getting bigger. Mosquitoes the size of a quarter are headed to Florida in large numbers and these things can bite right through your clothing.

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Photo by Sharon Buck

The Fun Park In Benton Is Awesome!!!

Yesterday, I picked up Anderson from school and I told him we needed to stop by Yankee Trophy and pick up the Teacher of the Year trophy. They share the facility with The Fun Park. Well, of course, when we pull in, all I hear is "Can we play golf, Mama? PLEASE??? This is something we can do together...just me and you."

How can I say NO to that?

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