Archive for June, 2012

Maine State Soap Box Derby 2012 Video

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This year’s Northern Maine Soap Box Derby race, the 17th annual running dodged rain drops. The weather cooperated to get the boys and girls from around the state of Maine up and down the hill. To complete heats to advance to create the pair of stock and super stock winners. To head to Akron Ohio […]

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The Paul Harris Rotary Award Came As A Total Surprise.

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Ever tapped, had the honor to present an award but worked hard behind the scenes to make sure the recipient did not know it was coming? So the total surprise, caught unaware and “out of the blue” adds to the presentation impact? This week’s Paul Harris Rotary award receipient did not have an inkling, did […]

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Maine Lodging, Not Just Four Walls, Hotels, Motels.

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On the bottom of every Maine license plate is the label of what the state is, Vacationland. And you don’t have to be flush with money to enjoy any of the four seasons in Maine either. But because there is usually a little drive involved to get here, staying overnight is a given. To sample […]

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Maine Summer Reading Program, Not Just For Kids.

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More and more Maine homes that I am in are missing televisions. The electronic babysitter and killer of so much time where everyone gets the thousand yard stare, detaches, becomes uncommunicative. Even during commercials. Reading, other recreational opportunities being exercised instead of just plugging into the tube. When the kids were young beginning readers I […]

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Maine, Spend The 4th Of July In Vacationland.

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Small Maine towns take 4th of July, other holidays pretty darn tootin’ serious. And everyone in the rural areas of Vacationland steps up to be part of the celebrations. More involved, more fun, home grown on the local level. What are you doing for the 4th of July? Need a visual and audio suggestion? Thought […]

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Maine, We Use Our Open, Glassed Front Home Porches.

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Nothing hurts the look, style, taste of a grand old Maine house more than removal of the front porch. The glassed and variety of open outdoor wrap around original porch structures make the “home sweet home”. The porches not just nailed on to Victorian Maine homes for simply show or curb appeal though. Maine porches […]

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Rotary International District 7810 Annual Conference.

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Rotary is not just a humanitarian service organization helping third world countries to ease the stranglehold of poverty, disease and famine. Rotary would be missed on the local level because of all the projects that the local Maine and New Brunswick Canada clubs step up to take on to improve a community’s quality of life. […]

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Living In Maine | Ever Had To Pick Field Rocks?

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When you raise food, crops for vittles for other people’s dinner tables, there are plenty of Maine farming obstacles along the way. Like life, weather is never predictable or plain and simple easy. Having enough of the proper seed is pretty critical, important too. The rows and rows of fertile soil hills cultivated and hoed. […]

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Maine, Tell ME About The Sales, Income Tax FAQ.

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What does Maine charge for personal income and sales tax questions come up frequently. Calls, emails and in person visits in our Maine real estate office prick the subject of “what is the individual tax burden of living in Maine”? It’s a pretty big retirement, relocation, moving consideration to get the low down, A-Z on […]

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True Mainers, Not Looking The Part But Still Wearing The Price Tags.

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You are in an open jeep with friends in the wilderness of Northern Maine. With a pair of Old Town red and green canoes strapped to the top rack. A bumper hitch insulated container box packed with ice. Loaded with home made goodies to munch on. As you dine outside with one big fresh air, […]

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