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Online to represent offline – 3 Quick Things with the Help of Miracle Max

Online to represent offline – 3 Quick Things with the Help of Miracle Max

I am a pretty big fan of internet marketing (and the Princess Bride), obviously. It is the most measurable form of marketing that there is. If I am giving up time, money and resources, I damn well want to know if it is doing any good moving the bottom line.

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Summer is Here and Modern® Pest Services Offers Tips About Wasps

Summer is Here and Modern® Pest Services Offers Tips About Wasps

With the advent of summer, so too comes the advent of black flies, mosquitoes, fruit flies and most harmful, wasps. Wasps are a typical summertime issue for many homeowners throughout New England and Modern Pest Services offers wasp control services to help solve this troublesome problem.

Wasps can be classified as either solitary or social insects. Solitary wasps fly solo and generally won't bother humans unless provoked. Social wasps, on the other hand, congregate in swarms and once they form a nest, they will continue to return to that location and become a territorial nuisance. If stung, a wasp’s venom can cause serious and sometimes fatal allergic reactions in some people.

Wasp nests can often be difficult to locate because wasps can easily maneuver into small spaces, burrow into the ground, or build nests in the canopy of trees.

Learn Something New – View Site Traffic by Hour

Did you know that you can view your site traffic by hour? When I woke up this morning I didn’t know that I could either! That was until I received a question via a comment on a previous blog post.

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TPC Celebrates the End of Social Isolation

On June 22, 1999, the Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities was a form of unlawful discrimination. This Supreme Court ruling helped to bring about the closing of Pineland Hospital and Training Center in New Gloucester.  The Americans with Disability Act and the Olmstead Decision created the basis of Community Inclusion, an idea and belief that has dramatically changed the lives of those who lived in social isolation, many who had given up all hope of ever enjoying the personal freedoms that we take for granted.

What is Community Inclusion? Community Inclusion is the belief that each and every one of us are included in the communities in which we live, work, and recreate. That we all share common interests, rights, and interests that should be included in all that we do.

Special Town of Woodstock, Maine Voting Results

Special Town of  Woodstock, Maine Voting Results

The town of Woodstock had a special vote for 3 issues on Tuesday, June 28.  One item concerned the acceptance of this year's school budget.  The other two questions asked residents whether they would allow the sale of hard liquor specifically on Sundays and/or if the town would allow sale of hard liquor from Monday to Saturday.  All three questions were overwhelmingly approved by voters.  The results were: Question 1 (school budget) YES-65, NO-24; Question 2 (Sunday sales) YES-61, NO-28; and Question 3 (Mon.-Sat. sales) YES-72, NO-16.  Approval of questions 2 and 3 now allows the State to decide whether a local business could become an agency liquor store.  There is a separate process for this to occur, if at all.

Woodstock Voters Go to Polls

Woodstock Voters Go to Polls

The polls open at 8:00am today (Tuesday 6/28) for citizens of Woodstock to decide whether or not they want to allow the sale of hard liquor in town.  This special vote was the result of the gathering enough signatures to put 2 questions on the special ballot.  The quesions ask voters whether they are in favor of the sale of hard liquor in the town and if so, whether it will also be allowed on Sundays.  Polls close at 8:00pm.

June Maine Tweetup to Be At the Porthole on 6/23

June Maine Tweetup to Be At the Porthole on 6/23

Are you on Twitter? Have you ever wanted to meet other Maine-based people who use this popular social networking tool IN REAL LIFE!

Then come on down to the Porthole this Thursday night (6/23/2011) for the June Tweetup and put faces to avatars and names to handles. It's a great way to meet, greet and network with other locals.

The event starts at 6pm and goes until 9pm. You don't need to register, but you can on our Facebook page and check out who else has RSVP'd already.

The Porthole is located at 20 Custom House Wharf in Portland, ME. See you there!