From Massachusetts to Maine, Santa Claus is Accepting Letters to His Elf Road Home North of New Hampshire
I'm sure you've heard of this program from the United States Postal Service. Okay, maybe that's pushing it for the younger generation that isn't really into snail mail at all. But it's still back, and would love your help. USPS Operation Santa is a 111-year-old program that not only helps...
Beautiful Maine Lighthouse is a Can’t-Miss Attraction During the Holiday
There's nothing like the beauty and stature of a lighthouse. The iconic structures sit idly by, almost stoic-like, through changing seasons and the fickle weather. Maine is no stranger to these historic protectors of seafarers. Incredibly, the Pine Tree State has 65 of them still standing. While Portland Head Light...
Study Says Women Have Significantly Longer Life Expectancies Than Men in Maine
There's a very good reason why the phrase "life is short" has been prevalent in pop culture for decades. The statement is direct and to the point, a reminder to make the best of the days you have on planet Earth. Data compiled by the CDC puts our mortality into...
Enormous Year-Round Christmas Store in New Hampshire is a Must-Visit
Not only has this North Conway Christmas attraction been open since 1984, it's open every single day of the year (except for Christmas). This eight-room, 15,000-square-foot building was owned and operated by Richard and Ronnie Vander, and now owned by their son Greg Vander Veer and his husband Stephen O'Farrell.
Story Land’s 21+ Adults-Only Nostalgia Nights to Return in 2024
If you're a kid at heart, check this out. Story Land is 70 years young, and still tugs at the youth in all of us. Once again the amusement park in Glen, New Hampshire, is serving up a good time on special nights in 2024. The difference is that no...
Top 15 Favorite Businesses To Shop At During The Holidays in Maine
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is already buzzing around in the air. You can feel the wallets bulging, the receipts- receipting, and the crowds of people rushing through the aisles. In Maine, we take our holiday shopping very seriously. It's almost like it's a supermarket sweep style situation...
Reny’s Planning to Open Another Central Maine Location
Here in New England we really love our overstock and discount stores. They are so popular in this part of the country that we have several discount store chains. Yeah, we don't just have discount stores, we have entire discount store chains. The most popular of these are Ocean State...
The Best Restaurant in Each of Maine’s Coziest Towns, According to Yelp
Whether you love this time of year in New England or not, there's one thing that can't be denied -- New England in the winter time is something special. Majestic, even. Sure, when you take a deep breath in during the most frigid parts of winter, your nose hairs may all instantly freeze -- and from personal experience, don't ever try to see if your tongue really does stick to a pole when it's cold out, because first-hand experience says it does -- but there's something freshly crisp about that cold air.
Santa Makes Early Stop in Portland Landing at Hadlock Field on the Elf One Helicopter
It's the Sea Dogs annual Holiday at Hadlock this Saturday from 10 AM to 12:30 PM. It's a quick stop for Santa because obviously, this is his busy season. But it's quite the sight to see Santa give his reindeer a break and drop into Hadlock in the ELF One helicopter!
Top 25 Over-the-Top Christmas Displays Across America Includes This Maine Classic
Who doesn't love Christmas displays filled with bright, colorful, twinkling lights illuminating the night sky?. The holidays are the time for spreading joy and cheer, and it's always nice to drive through different neighborhoods and see the light-up displays that people put up for the season. It's a free serotonin boost for everyone, and puts a smile on everyone's faces.
Remember When the Grinch Was Taken Into Custody in New Hampshire?
We wouldn't touch him with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole. 'Tis the season for all sorts of holiday hijinks, and you know what that means: time for the mischievous Grinch to do his dirty work by stealing presents from families everywhere. The grouchy green creature has also gone viral on TikTok,...
Wait, Is McDonald’s Really Dropping a Grimace Ugly Christmas Sweater?
If we have learned anything from 2023, it's that Grimace is a cultural icon when it comes to fast food. Now, it appears McDonald's is ready to capitalize on the purple character's popularity once again as we head into the holiday season. How Grimace Became An Iconic Character For McDonald's.
Do People Drive Better on Back Roads or Highways in a Maine Snow Storm?
Let's be real... Everyone in Maine thinks they're a good driver. I have a theory that all this chit-chat surrounding the idea of "Mass-hole" drivers is a lot of bull crap. I've driven in Boston more times than I can count and have never run into any issues. If I need to merge, I just merge. And drivers there have no problem with that. Ever try to merge onto anything in Maine?
A Rare Event of a 50-Foot Whale Washing Up on a Downeast Beach
The young whale was found washed up on a Steuben beach, and people were soon posing with the carcass and posting it on social media. The Bangor Daily News says that the female fin whale beached herself on Thanksgiving, and there were no visible signs of trauma or entanglement. She died shortly after beaching herself. Christi (Holmes) Elliott posted a photo of the whale on her Facebook page.
Police Seeking Driver Who Led Them on Central Maine Chase
Police in Fairfield are looking for the public's help in locating the driver of a vehicle who led them on a chase on Sunday evening. According to an article in the KJ, police are looking for the man who led them on a chase that started on Mercer Road in Town of Norridgewock at about 9:15 PM on Sunday. The chase reportedly continued through Fairfield and into Benton. In Benton, the driver ditched the car, which was stolen, and fled into the woods.
Maine Actually Wants $5 For You To Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree
Count this as yet another reason I love having a fake tree. Several years ago, my wife and I both realized we were keeping the real tree dream alive in our house, because we both thought the other one really loved having a real Christmas tree. Turns out both of us couldn't stand it and were more than thrilled to hop on the fake tree bandwagon.
Ready to Ski? Fastest 6-Person Chairlift in the US Opening in Maine This December
The wait is almost over for the newest chairlift in Maine, and the fastest six-person chairlift in all of the United States. The state-of-the-art Barker 6 chairlift is the most recent of several upgrades completed by Sunday River. If you were to make a comparison between chairlifts and cars, this six-person chairlift is the Cadillac of lifts.
Longtime Augusta Parks & Recreation Director Retiring
If your family is involved in the programs put on by the Augusta Parks & Rec Department, or if they attend the many community events & festivals put on by the City of Augusta, there is a good chance you have encountered Bruce Chase. For over two decades, Bruce has...
Watch David Letterman Try to Win Over TV Viewers in Bangor, Maine, in 1987
David Letterman was, in my humble opinion, the best late night talk show host behind Johnny Carson. His wit, sarcasm, and ability to find a funny angle on just about anything happening in the world or his own studio, make him a legend of late night. After 35 years of...
15 Items You Shouldn’t Even Think About Trying to Return to Amazon
So, you bought too much during Prime Day. Or maybe you got a little carried away with your holiday shopping. Lucky for you Amazon has a ton of options for where to return that extra stuff you thought was needed. From Kohl's to Staples to actual Amazon stores, there is myriad of locations to drop-off returns.
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