It's no secret that many businesses are struggling to find and keep help. The lack of staff isn't just affecting big box stores; it's also interrupting school districts across the country. They are having a hard time finding and keeping bus drivers, causing many districts to find alternate modes of transportations.

According to the Lewiston Sun Journal, due to a bus driver shortage, school district RSU 4 cannot offer bus transportation to several normal routes. Because of the extreme shortage, all 3 schools within the district will be offering a full remote option for those unable to get to and from school. In-person schooling will still be an option for those who wish to attend.

At this time, RSU 4 is asking parents, parent organization groups, and other parents to offer any extra help to provide students with transportation to and from school. School administrators ask parents who may have questions, to reach out directly to the child's school.

Ultimate Maine Playground Guide (Part 1 - Augusta, Gardiner, Winthrop, Wiscasset)

If you have a family, there is almost no better way to spend a warm, sunny, day than by hanging out at a local playground. Here's a list of some of the best playgrounds in Central Maine. Find these, and more, playgrounds on Google Maps

Ultimate Maine Playground Guide (Part 2 - Waterville / Skowhegan Area)

This section of our guide covers the Waterville, Fairfield, Madison, Skowhegan area. You can find these, and more, playgrounds on Google Maps

Ultimate Maine Playground Guide (Part 3 - Mid-Coast Maine)

Here are some of the more notable playgrounds in the Rockland / Camden / Belfast area. You can find these, and more, through Google Maps

7 Augusta Storefronts Available For Sale Or Lease

In the years leading up to the pandemic, Augusta was seeing a massive revitalization. It seemed like every few weeks, we were hearing about a new restaurant, store, or other business. That process did continue, at a slower pace, during the pandemic. Now that things are getting back to normal, we want to know what you'd like to see in these spaces. Take a look and then message us through Facebook or our app.

Check Out This Old Orchard Beach Condo

Looking to spend a few nights at OOB? This condo is located a few minutes' walk from the beach and is usually really affordable. Check it out on Airbnb

9 Maine Staycations Your Family Needs To Take

Since it looks like the summer of 2021 is going to be a little different - not quite as different as the summer of 2020, though - we've put together a list of great staycations you can take with your significant other or, in many cases, the entire family. This list was inspired by Only In Your State. Please keep in mind, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, some places may not be completely open. Let us know what your favorite places to visit in Maine are by messaging us through our app or on Facebook.

Stay In A Treehouse In The Middle Of Annabessacook Lake

If you're looking for a unique way to REALLY get away from it all, you can rent this off the grid treehouse. What could be even cooler than staying in a treehouse? How about staying in a treehouse on a semi-private island in the middle of a lake? While the rates probably vary depending on the time of year, it rents for about $250 per night. Take a look at the pics and get more details on Airbnb

2021 Maine Agricultural Fair Dates

Even though it may not seem it, Maine fair season is just around the corner. According to the Maine Fairs website, these are the proposed dates for some of Maine's biggest fairs.

DIY Tie-Dye Instructions

If you are looking for a fun, wearable, art project for the kids, try this throwback idea.
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