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Stiffler's Social Scoop on WJBQ 97.9 Starting Today

Stiffler's Social Scoop on WJBQ 97.9 Starting Today

Beginning today during the 2:00PM hour, I will be on WJBQ 97.9 with Teddy McKay for the debut of Stiffler's Social Scoop! I will be talking about all sorts of things, mostly social media related, but of course we will have some gossip & other interesting things to discuss [such as The Bachelorette! ;)] . I will share some social media tips that will help you all when it comes to using your Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn accounts.

I hope you listen! :) Pssst... You can stream them live online!

Grain field progress - High Summer!

The grain field has really exploded these past few weeks.  The corn really liked all that heat we had!  It went from about knee high to taller than me right now!  The ears of corn are just beginning to form and swell.  The barley has "headed out" meaning that the heads of grain are emerging from the stalks.  The small needle like shoots that are attached to each grain are called "awns".  Awns are pretty interesting.  In barley they aide in photosynthesis.  In some strains of wheat such as "emmer" the awns actually have little hairs on them that contract and move with humidity.  This is important because if the grains were to ever hit ground these little hairs would contract and help to push the little grain into the soil!  Very cool!

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.

How and Why to Create Google Alerts

I’ve been using Google Alerts for about 2 years now and can tell you that they save me lots of time!

As a Sage Preferred Vendor, we work with many different Sage Partners who work with a variety of industries, selling an array of different products – from accounting software to CRM systems!

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How and Why to Create Google Alerts

I’ve been using Google Alerts for about 2 years now and can tell you that they save me lots of time!

As a Sage Preferred Vendor, we work with many different Sage Partners who work with a variety of industries, selling an array of different products – from accounting software to CRM systems!

Read more

Movies: "Cowboys & Aliens"

Movies: "Cowboys & Aliens"

 

It sounds like the high camp hoot of the summer, but “Cowboys & Aliens” plays it straight, with two grim leading men (Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford) taking on a passel of lobster-like alien invaders in the Old West.  Judging from the average age of the theater audience when I caught this flick, it should do well with the generation that grew up with “Gunsmoke” and “Bonanza.”

 

What makes it all work is the no-nonsense direction of Jon Favreau (“Iron Man 1 and 2”) and the stellar cinematography of Matthew Libatique (“Black Swan” and “Iron Man”), who gives us the kind of grandiose western scenics that John Ford used to deliver.  It took seven (count ‘em) writers to bring this comic book original by Scott Mitchell Rosenb

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

Maine Breweries: Find Your Favorite Maine Brewery Using Social Media

I thought it would be fun to do some online exploring to see what Maine breweries are using social media & what they are doing with it. Mainers are always looking for something different & fun to do and often, we forget that we have a plethora of options right at our fingertips, year round! One great thing about beer is that it can be enjoyed all year, every season, but may be enjoyed a little bit more during those hot summer months. So get ready to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ your favorite Maine breweries & keep your eye out in your favorite store for a one of a kind, Maine beer. There are many options, so get chugging!  Also! Some of the breweries offer tours, but you have to act quick because ’tis the beer season!