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Veterans Day Freebies

Veterans Day Freebies

Restaurants and Retailers are offering Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel freebies this Friday.

Being Green this Halloween is Simple at Goodwill

Northern New England —Busy families can be earth friendly this Halloween by shopping at Goodwill® stores. Find everything you need at Goodwill to create a unique costume for yourself or your children. All you need is a little imagination to transform your child into a favorite superhero or fairy princess.

By shopping at Goodwill this Halloween, you are purchasing high-quality, affordable items and diverting them from landfills. The 26 Goodwill stores in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont have items donated by nearly one million donors. This vast inventory includes anything you can imagine, from clothing in every color to apparel from different decades and accessories to transform an ordinary look into a fantastic costume.

“Shopping at Goodwill for Halloween is a simple step toward living a more sustainable lifestyle,” said Michelle Smith, Communications Manager for Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.

A Newly Crowned Chef

A Newly Crowned Chef

Cooking as a business is brand new to me. I am risking a lot by throwing that out there but it's true.

Over two years ago I was grooming myself for a life in the medical field. I was convinced that there was something truly brilliant out there for me and that I was going to be someone very important. Then I met my husband: got married, had a baby, moved to Maine and forgot about all that crazy stuff. What I found here was enough to distract me from everything I once thought important. Beautiful scenery, a slower pace and more importantly, a greater connection to the food I eat. I started, much like a mad woman, trying all recipes out in the kitchen. I held huge dinner parties, an annual harvest party, I planted a garden, I bought some chickens and now, I am selling my food to all of you.

In this economy am I worried? Sure I am. You bet. But something really wonderful happened this past weekend and a little tiny light bulb went off.

FREE Iced Coffee and Iced Tea for the first day of Summer - Find a location near you!

FREE Iced Coffee and Iced Tea for the first day of Summer - Find a location near you!

Tim Hortons Is Giving Away Free Iced Coffee Or Freshly Brewed Iced Tea

To All Maine Guests On June 21

Who: All Maine Tim Hortons restaurant owners.

What: Summer has arrived and Tim Hortons is ready to beat the heat with some of its most popular cold beverages. In celebration of the first day of summer, Tim Hortons is offering all guests who visits a Maine-based restaurant on June 21 one FREE small ICED COFFEE or small Freshly Brewed ICED TEA.

When: All day on Tuesday, June 21.

Where: Participating restaurants in Maine (list below):

Why: Maine Tim Hortons restaurant owners are treating their guests to a cool, refreshing beverage to celebrate the start of summer.  It’s their way of saying thank you for their guests’ continued support.

About Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons is the fourth largest publicly-traded restaurant chain in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada.

The hidden hazards of regifting.

The hidden hazards of regifting.

So a few days ago, I wrote a little post about gift cards, and I showed off my secret stash of paper and plastic tickets to paradise.  Well, shortly after I put up the post, I was inspired to take stock of my collection and realized that this Christmas, I had received a $50 gift certificate to go see a show at a local theater.