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Photo By Andy Capwell

Andy Capwell’s ‘Winter Heating Plan’

We just finished a week of some of the coldest weather in Maine over the past decade. The furnace seems like it is always running and oil and kerosene prices have been going up as the temperature has been going down. I live in a mobile home and must use kerosene, instead of heating oil, to heat my home.

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Michael Smith, Getty Images

It’s ‘Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend’ in Northern New England

If you have snowmobiles and they are registered in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont you can go exploring this weekend, January 25 to 28, 2013!  ‘Reciprocal Snowmobile Weekend’ is on now until Sunday and allows all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in those states.

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Annual ‘Bethel Winterfest’ Begins on Feb 9th

The annual Bethel Winterfest is coming up starting on February 9th and continuing for three consecutive weekends. The Winterfest will feature a snowcano, a volcano made of snow! It all takes place at Festival Plaza in Bethel.

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Ice Festival Coming to Lewiston Feb. 22-24

A new event is coming next month to Lewiston. An Ice Festival will be held at Fountain Park in Lewiston on February 22nd, 23rd and 24th. The festival will feature three ice bars, plenty of food, live music and a 8-foot-tall Sasquatch ice sculpture!

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Andy Manis, Getty Images

Winter Words of Wisdom from Renee

Ugh. Winter in Maine is not my favorite time of the year. I am not a big fan of the cold or the snow. Why do I live here? The rest of the year is darn nice.  So, as I was standing in out in the cold at the Augusta Dog Park (Yeah, I hate the cold, but I will stand out in it for my fur-baby!) it dawned on me I have a short list in the last couple of years that have made winter much more manageable for me.

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‘Let’s Go! Winter Carnival’ in Waterville Saturday, February 2nd

Winter in Maine, you either love it or deal with it. Winter lovers will have a blast on Saturday, February 2nd with the 4th annual Let's Go! Winter Carnival at the Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville.

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Photo By Andy Capwell

Remove Snow From Your Roof: ‘For Safety Sake’

We are in the heart of winter in central Maine. This week is bringing the coldest temperatures of the year with a couple chances for more snow. Winter weather brings a wide array of issues to deal with. Icy roads and sidewalks, shoveling our driveways, winterizing your car and high fuels costs. One less conspicuous dangers of winter is snow building up the roof of your home.

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Dog Sled Rides At Viles Arboretum In Augusta

When you think dog sledding, you probably think of Alaska or maybe Aroostook County. However, you and your family can experience dog sledding right here in Augusta on Sunday, January 27th at the Viles Arboretum on Hospital Street in Augusta.

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10 Unusual Winter Activities You Might Not Know About

This winter, when the snow is piled high outside your doorway, or in the mountains nearby, you could head out into the cold and build a snowman or have an epic snowball fight. Those are some time-honored winter traditions, yet when the temperature drops, there’s so much more you can do.

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10 Dogs Who Aren’t Happy About the Snow

Snow is one of the greatest inventions of good ol' Mother Nature. Sure it can be a pain sometimes, but the stuff is also really cool! Take making awesome snowmen, for example. Can you do that with rain? Wind? Sunshine? No, because snow rules.

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