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Bird Flies for Food Pantry Project

The snow bird has found its wings and flown the coop.

Well, sort of. The bird has actually been dismantled in order for it to land at its final destination which is a local food pantry.

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5 year old John enjoys the sap right from the tree. He's been tapping for a while now with his family. Photo, Courtesy of Hilltop Boilers
5 year old John enjoys the sap right from the tree. He's been tapping for a while now with his family. Photo, Courtesy of Hilltop Boilers

So Who Likes this Cold Weather?

Maine's maple syrup producers like the cold weather and they're already tapping trees for sap.

Many of us "old timers" relate to the image of buckets, or milk jugs, attached to trees in the spring in Maine, to capture the naturally running sap, and many of us assumed the sap ran from the top of the mature tree, down to the ground.

However, emerging science suggests otherwise, and the innovation in sap collection could result in quite a boon for the maple syrup industry in New England.

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WWII Veterans 70 Years On From Outbreak Of Hostilities

Orono Police Officers Check In Daily on Area Senior Citizens

Life can be pretty scary for senior citizens who live alone. If they slip and fall or have a medical issue, there’s no one nearby to lean on for help. And for some, they could suffer for days before anyone checks on them. So the Orono Police Department decided to do something about it.

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Photo, Rick Madden
Photo, Rick Madden

Eggy Smiles and New Opportunities [Video]

When I woke up this morning to realize that the listeners of Q106.5 had not only given, but pushed us well over this year's goal for the egg ride, I was ready and willing to do my part.

After a great breakfast at the Hungry Holllow 76'ERS Snowmobile Club in Levant all of the egg riders got dressed and loaded up with eggs.

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The Check

$41,201.00 for the Pine Tree Camp for Children and Adults with Disabilities!

All we can say is this...Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!! Another amazing year for the Pine Tree Camp for Children and Adults with Disabilities! With your support, we we're able to raise $41,201.00 for the Pine Tree Camp! And now...we ride!

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Chase Walker, Pine Tree Camp
Chase Walker, Pine Tree Camp

Meet The Pine Tree Campers!

As we spend our last day of fundraising madly writing down your pledges, I thought you'd like to meet another of the Pine Tree Campers! The money you donate goes to helping families afford to send their youngsters, and adults, to camp. Since we can't take you to the camp, we thought we'd bring another camper to you.

Meet Chase!

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A police and fire escort accompany a 500.00 donation in change, for the Pine Tree Camp. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
A police and fire escort accompany a 500.00 donation in change, for the Pine Tree Camp. Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Kids Helping Kids [VIDEO]

Some people may have thought there was some kind of terrible emergency today in Hermon when the Penbscot County Sheriff's Department and a Hermon fire truck rolled into Danforth's Market, but the kids of Hermon Elementary School knew what was up.

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Cow Moose in Pinedale

A Wildlife Rodeo of Sorts in Northern Maine

Tired of your desk job?

Want to lead a life of adventure?

You should think about becoming a moose "mugger" like the guys currently flying in northern Maine, on the hunt for moose.

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Photo, Eric Fracis, Getty Images
Photo, Eric Fracis, Getty Images

Maine’s County Corrections System Under Review

The county jail system in Maine would be better served by operating as as a planned and coordinated system, with equitable distribution of costs as the Legislature envisioned back in 2008, as opposed to a "confederacy of temporary alliances."

That according to a commission report turned into the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety,

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Nicholas and JR

Meet The Pine Tree Campers!

We wanted to introduce you to a dedicated camper from the Pine Tree Camp. His story is heartwarming, full of love for the camp staffers and the friends he meets there. And full of enthusiasm for his time at the camp. Today's camper is well-known to all of us at Q-106.5. He's always around at the Egg Ride and we look forward to seeing him. He's touched each of our hearts with his sweet, funny, effervescent personality.

Meet Nicholas!

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