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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

We all like to help out those in need in our community, yet many times we aren't sure where to start, or how to help. This is where neighbors helping neighbors will come in and provide the information you need to help out others in need. I will be listing charity projects as I find out about them, and I will pass the info along. If you are involved with a group or are organizing a charity fundraiser, please email me the details so I can make sure to mention your project in Neighbors helping Neighbors.
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Maine Corn Maze Named Best in the USA

The results were announced Friday for USA Today's 10 best corn mazes in the USA. Treworgy Orchards was in the running for the title and definitely had plenty of tough competition. Thanks to everyone that voted and helped Treworgy end up winning the title of the best corn maze in the USA. Treworgy Orchard is no stranger to this contest, having placed second in 2021 and been in the top ten for the last five years. The theme of this year's winning maze is "Winnie the Pooh".
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Apple Sunday

Sunday, September 18th is the 22nd annual Maine Apple Sunday, and with our recent mornings feeling more like fall, it is the perfect time to check out the apple orchards in Maine. The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will be having events from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at 294 Crosby Brook Road in Unity. There will be a perennial plant swap; guided tours of the Maine Heritage Orchard; workshops on growing apples; making great hard cider; and more. There will also be cider pressing, apple art activities, and apples and cider for sale. An apple identification expert will also be available to help identify the apples you might have on an old tree on your property. If you would like your apples identified, bring 6-8 of them in a paper bag, and on the outside of the bag write your name and phone number, or name and email for contact info, and the town where your apples were grown. Admission to this event is free, but donations are welcome.

Money Saving New Small Business Opens in Maine

Tipped Trailer Co. Newport, MaineTipped Trailer Co. With the current annual U.S. inflation rate at 8.5% and grocery prices rising, having the option to save some money when buying groceries is something shoppers will be happy to do. Luckily for Penobscot County, that idea has become a reality with the opening of a new business in Newport. Tipped Trailer Co., a mobile trailer outlet grocery store, just opened on August 31st.

41st Annual United Bikers of Maine Toy Run

This year is the 41st annual United Bikers of Maine toy run, and the toy run shows how generous the people of Maine are and how neighbors helping neighbors can make a huge difference. Every year, Maine motorcycle owners travel from all over the state with new unwrapped toys strapped to their bikes to donate to the toy run. As the years have gone by, this event has grown and more motorcyclists have participated. The toy run is held every year on the second Sunday in September, and the toys are divided up between all of Maine's 16 counties and distributed to those in need. This is also a good reminder to motorists all over Maine to please make sure to put their cell phones down and concentrate on driving with all the motorcyclists enjoying the road during the charity run on Saturday, September 10th.

Things to do in Maine on 9/3, 9/4, and 9/5

A new month is upon us and with it being a long weekend for Labor Day, I am including events going on for Monday too. If you are a fair fan, you are in luck again this weekend because three fairs are going on around Maine. If you enjoy music, there are a few end-of-summer concert series this weekend. If you enjoy cars, you are in luck because there are quite a few car shows around the state this weekend. There are plenty of family-friendly events, some free, and some with an admission fee. It's going to be a beautiful weekend, so grab your car keys and hit the road to check out one of these events. And as always, if you know of an event I didn't mention, feel free to add the details in the comments for others to check out. Enjoy the long weekend, everyone!