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Christmas Comes Early for Local Search: Google Maps for iPhone Released

When Apple released iOS 6 for iPhone in September, it also replaced its Maps app that relied on Google mapping data with an all-Apple version; Apple Maps. The new app was beautifully designed with stunning 3D-like capabilities…

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Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

Freeways clogged with cars and soul-killingly long commutes vs. mass transit, bicycles, and walkable cities?  Which would you prefer?

Taras Grescoe's Straphanger: Saving Ourselves and Our Cities From the Automobile has had a profound impact on the way I think about my car.

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October is Car Care Month: Let AAA Help You Get Ready for Winter!

Free AAA Car Care Clinics coming to a location near you

During October Car Care Month AAA Northern New England will be hosting free car care clinics open to the general public. AAA automotive professionals will be touring the State of Maine during the month of October performing pre-winter vehicle check-ups (including checking tires, fluid levels, windshield wipers, battery, charging system, brakes, lights, belts, and hoses).
 
Too often vehicle maintenance falls through the cracks of daily and monthly routines.   “Properly preparing your vehicle for upcoming winter weather is essential for safe driving and will greatly decrease the chances of your vehicle leaving you stranded in the cold,” said Tom Giasson, AAA Approved Auto Repair and Auto Buying Services.

Bicycle Coalition of Maine launches "BikeMaine," a major new ride

Bicycle Coalition of Maine launches "BikeMaine," a major new ride

On its twentieth anniversary, the Bicycle Coalition of Maine (BCM) is launching a major new 7-day bicycle event that will showcase Maine as a premier cycling destination on the East Coast. BCM is Maine’s leading voice for bicyclists with programs on safety, improved infrastructure and advocacy both in Augusta and Washington. As a result of BCM’s efforts, Maine has consistently ranked in the top ten bicycle-friendly states and as high as number two last year.

The new ride, called "BikeMaine," will be a weeklong rolling exploration of Maine with each year’s route taking place in a different part of the state. Bicyclists will camp in designated host communities each evening and eat community-prepared meals using Maine ingredients.

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.