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Newry, Maine Couple Win the North American Wife Carrying Championship

 

This year's winners of the North American Wife Carrying Championship are a husband and wife from Maine. The Wife Championship was held Saturday in Newry, Maine.

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Pumpkins were added to Halloween tradition because they were easier to carve than turnips.
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Central Maine Pick Your Own Pumpkin Guide

Halloween is only three weeks away and it's time to start thinking about getting the pumpkins to decorate your home, for the kids to carve and for pumpkin pies. A great way to spend some time with your family is by going to a local pumpkin patch and picking out a pumpkin or two.

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Enjoy Maine’s Fall Foliage With A Ride On The Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad

Have you noticed that the leaves are just starting to turn colors? Before you know it, we will be at the height of fall foliage season in Maine and one fun and unique way to soak in the colors is on a ride with the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad.

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Facebook/SierraMiner

UPDATE: Investigators Question If Horse Killed In Canaan Was Dragged By Vehicle

Last week, a horse was killed in Canaan and has remained under investigation by the Maine State Police Dept.  The owner of Lucy reported last week that the horse was tied to a cinder block in the front yard to graze on grass.  It was during that time, the owner said a car drove up onto the yard hitting the horse and ultimately dragging the horse a mile down the road.  As a result, the horse died.  

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via. Getty Images

#TheFirstDayOfFall – 10 Reasons I LOVE Autumn In Maine

Last year, I posted why I hate Fall.  Hate is such a strong word.  I've decided to change my thinking.  Try to find the positive, rather than focus on the negative (snow).  So, my attention this year will be what I love about Autumn.  Frankly, it is one of my favorite seasons.

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Let The Count Down Begin – How Many Days Until…

Hard to believe 2016 is almost over.  To put it all into perspective, here's how many days are left until Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and more.  I purposely left out Winter...I don't feel that needs recognition.  Not a Winter fan. 

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Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta
Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta

Unique Fall Festivals In Maine

Fall is awesome in Maine, the bright, vibrant colors of the foliage, apple picking, football, fair season and crisp cool mornings. However, the website OnlyInYourState.com has taken a look at some  unique fall festivals in Maine are a little outside the box. 

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Courtesy of Stepping Stones Montessori School

Watch How Mother Nature Can Be So Cruel At Times

A local school teacher recently taught her students the mating rituals of the praying mantis.  For those who don't know this, after these insects procreate, the female proceeds to kill the male.  This creep-crawly ceremony was caught on video at Stepping Stones Montessori School in Chelsea earlier this week.  

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This Saturday: Joe Diffie in Concert

 

This Saturday (Sept. 17) is the big day with B98.5 and our Joe Diffie concert at the Topsham Fair Grounds. There is still time to purchase your tickets.

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Ship Fall Foliage – Everybody Can Enjoy The Changing Leaves

Some people see Autumn as a pain in the butt due to the inevitable falling leaves.  Hours upon hours of raking blowing leaves.  Others, take advantage of this opportunity and that's just what Kyle Waring, 27, has done.  Kyle has a created a website: shipfoliage.com .  It is there, that you can buy a bundle of fall foliage and have it shipped anywhere.

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