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Cathy & Glen Lewis

NBC’S TODAY Show Visits Winthrop To Discuss Cannabis & Addiction

It's a great honor to know Cathy & Glenn Lewis.  Such a wonderful couple with massive hearts for their community.  The Lewis' own Homegrown Healthcare Alternative Wellness, Apothecary & Learning Center in Winthrop.  The two have fought to educate the community and healthcare providers about medical marijuana.  Their hard work is paying off, as they had NBC's TODAY show visit them this week.

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Unicorn

Starbucks Unicorn Drink Comes With A FAT Price

So, they make a cute pretty drink...and now everyone is off the 'New Year's Resolution, Summer's coming and I need a hot bod diet' as they rush out to Starbucks for a drink named after a mythical creature.  'They' (whoever they are) say not to drink your calories...well, check this out.  

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Category: Education, Family, Offbeat
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NSFW: Next Time You’re Booted Off A Plane – Here Are Some Defense Techniques To Try

United Airlines has certainly been the center of attention this past week, following the forced eviction of a passenger.  Overbooked, and no volunteers to give up their seats...a random selection was made which resulted in a passenger being dragged off the plane by police.  Didn't take long for someone to come up with some great suggestions on how to defend yourself, should you be in a similar situation.

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Pi

National Pi Day – Have A Piece Of Pi

Today is National Pi Day...not to be confused with pie that you eat.  So, to celebrate, I thought you'd enjoy a piece of Pi.  This is only a small fraction of it...but it should suffice your craving.  Enjoy!  

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Category: Education, Offbeat
Animal Adventure Park via YouTube Screenshot
Animal Adventure Park via YouTube Screenshot

NSFW: So, You Wanna See A Giraffe Give Birth – The Wait Is Over – Here Ya Go!

If you've  had enough of seeing April, the giraffe, populating your newsfeed on Facebook...then you're not alone.  I will admit, I sneaked a peek for the first three days.  But, now we're over a week of watching nothing.  I'm beginning to think this is just one big April Fool's joke.  (And now that I've written this, you watch...she'll finally pop.)  

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Category: Animals, Education, Offbeat
Nurses

Top 5 Fastest Growing Jobs In Maine

If you are in the medical field or health related occupations, there will probably be more opportunities to be employed in Maine in the new year.

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BEWARE: Dresser Falls On Twins – Is Your Home Safe?

It's scary being a parent.  When you bring a baby home, things that you never thought as dangerous quickly becomes a hazard.  I've seen a lot of people announcing that they are expecting a baby.  (There must be something in the water...and I'm not gonna drink it) Congratulations to all of you.  But watch this video closely.

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Photo by Andy Capwell
Photo by Andy Capwell

Best School Districts In Maine

The website Niche.com has complied their list of the '2016 Best School Districts In Maine'. The make their rankings they used a formula of the strength of academics, quality of teachers, school resources, the quality of student life, as well as student and parent reviews, in an attempt to measure the overall excellence of the district.

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Maine Ranked As One Of The Worst States For Teachers

Source: WalletHub
WalletHub.com has come out with their 2016's Best & Worst States for Teachers' and the news isn't good for teachers in Maine.

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Screenshot from awesomejelly.com: Mt Merici's printed form
Screenshot from awesomejelly.com: Mt Merici's printed form

Does Lifetouch Charge More At Different Local Schools? See What We Found

Earlier this week, I was talking about how I'm already getting flyers telling me picture day is coming up at school.  A listener reached out to me wanting to know the validity of a story that was posted on a website called awesomejelly.com.  This site claimed that Lifetouch was charging more for pictures at one school vs. the other.

According to an official from Lifetouch, the difference in pricing is because some schools choose to charge more than the company's base price as a fundraiser, and 100% of that extra money goes to the school.

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