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Fall Foliage Colors Spreading in Northern Maine (as of 9/21)

Fall Foliage Colors Spreading in Northern Maine (as of 9/21)

More foliage colors are beginning to show in northern Maine, according to the second 2011 fall foliage report from the Maine Department of Conservation (MDOC). 

Maine fall foliage conditions for Sept. 21. Credit: Maine Department of Conservation
 
Currently, Maine Forest Service and state park rangers are observing low leaf color, or 10 to 30 percent toward peak, along with very low leaf drop in all of Aroostook County and northern portions of Piscataquis and Somerset counties.

Rangers believe that some sections of Aroostook County will see moderate color, or 30 to 50 percent toward peak, by this weekend. Foliage color and leaf drop in the remainder of the state is very low, or less than 10 percent, according to the report.

"Fall colors are starting to show along mountain ridges in Aroostook County," said Scott Thompson, park ranger at Aroostook State Park near Presque Isle.

Amcomm Wireless will hold a grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m. Today Thursday, Sept. 15

Amcomm Wireless will hold a grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m.  Today Thursday, Sept. 15

LEWISTON — Amcomm Wireless will hold a grand opening from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at its newest store at 456 Sabattus St.

Owner Peter McAvoy and his staff will host the event at the company’s fourth store, formerly a Bank of America branch office. McAvoy also owns an Amcomm Wireless store at the Auburn Mall, as well as a store on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville and a fourth in Rochester, N.H.

Amcomm Wireless is a retailer of Verizon cellphones. For more information, contact McAvoy at 207-713-4911

New energy partnership brings solar tracker throughout northern New England

New energy partnership brings solar tracker throughout northern New England

WILLISTON, Vermont . . . September 14, 2011 . . . A new partnership will bring the innovative Vermont-manufactured AllSun Tracker solar electric system to homeowners and businesses throughout northern New England.

The dealer partnership between installer ReVision Energy and solar tracker manufacturer AllEarth Renewables was announced today.

Designed and manufactured in Williston, VT, AllSun Trackers use innovative GPS and wireless solar technology to follow the sun throughout the day to boost solar energy production by up to 45 percent.

Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Getting The Most Out of Fall in Maine

Now that the days are getting shorter & the nights much cooler, you may have a case of fall fever? If you're anything like me, you really love summer & hate to see it go, but you welcome fall with open arms! There is so much to do in Maine in the fall. I wrote a blog post on Stiffler's Social Scoop [my personal blog] about how you can Get The Most Out of Fall in Maine. Apple picking, hiking, high school football & fall foliage are some of my favorites. What is your favorite thing about fall?

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the Sylvania 300 @ the New Hampshire Motor Speedway
SYLVANIA 300 Sunday, September 25, 2011 2:00pm Oval - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

 

The cars and stars of NASCAR race their way back to New England for the SYLVANIA 300 and the second race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup on Sunday, September 25. As part of NASCAR’s 10-race playoffs, this 300-lap event is sure to be pivotal in deciding the series champion.

Renys Topsham Grand Opening on August 18th!

Renys Topsham Grand Opening on August 18th!
Renys is Coming to the Topsham Fair Mall!
Please continue to check out our Renys Topsham page for updates and store information.

Renys Topsham Grand Opening on August 18th!
August 12, 2011

The big day is finally here! Renys Grand Opening Celebration at the Topsham Fair Mall is Thursday August 18th - Everyone is invited to commemorate the opening of the 16th Renys store in Maine!

Just before the doors open at 9:30 am, Topsham City officials will provide a brief welcome, followed by a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of yet another great Renys store.

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

http://www.topshamfair.net/

 
• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
8th.
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.