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Back To School Tips

by Fontaine Family

It's time for Back-To-School


Wow, summer flies by here in Maine. 
It's time to get organized and send the kids back to school.
Check out our tips to get the school year started off smoothly...

1.  School Command Center - having a place to store backpacks and other items that need to go to school can save time and headaches in the morning.

2.  School Lunches - making school lunches the night before or for several days at a time can make the morning routine less stressful.

3.  Homework Station - setting up a designated place to do homework can make homework time go more smoothly.

Visit our Pinterest board Back To School for more great ideas!

Scarborough Summerfest

by Fontaine Family

Join us on Friday
at the High School Sports Complex in Scarborough
for Summerfest 2015!

Who's Thinking About Heating Season?

by Fontaine Family

 Why bother with it now?


Heating oil is usually less expensive in the summer months so now is a great time to fill up the tanks and save some money. 
When the cold weather sets in and demand for heating oil rises, so do the prices. 
Check Maine heating oil prices here.

When heating season starts, the companies who clean and service heating systems also get busy. 
If you wait until November to call, chances are you will be waiting for quite some time, or may even have to pay a fee for emergency service. 
If you call to schedule your service and cleaning for your heating system now, you will be ready for heating season without having to worry if your system is functional and safe. 

Let's Enjoy the End of Summer

by Fontaine Family

Where Did The Summer Go?

August is here...summer is coming to an end...and back-to-school
is right around the corner. 

In Maine, the weather is usually beautiful this time of year
and there is so much to do...let's take advantage of those
last few weekends of gorgeous weather before school starts and we get back into our fall routine.

Here are a few suggestions of things to check out in August!

The Topsham Fair 
August 4th - 9th 
Harness Racing, Blueberry Pie Judging, Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest, Pig Scramble, Steer and Oxen Pull, Sheep Riding, Music, Backhoe Contest, Monster Truck Show...the list goes on and on! 
See the full schedule here.

Wilton Blueberry Festival  
August 7th -8th 
Book Sale, Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Author Readings, Boat Tours, 5K & 10K Road Race, Parade, Quilt & Rug Show, Book Sale, Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, and more. 
See the full flyer and events here.

Skowhegan State Fair 
August 13th - 22nd 
Demolition Derby, Aerial Escape Show, Tractor Pulls, Laser Tag, Pony Rides,  Log Loading & Chainsaw Contests, Live Bands, Vincenta's White Tigers, Alpaca Exhibit, and more. 
See the full schedule here.

Annual Beach Olympic at OOB 
August 14th - 16th 
Crab Races, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, Sandcastle Building Competition, Beach Volleyball, Water Balloon Races and More all to benefit Maine Special Olympics!

MS HarborFest Weekend 
August 14th - 16th  
Benefit Auction, Regatta, Lobsterboat Races, and Tugboat Muster Races all right in Portland.

Great Falls Balloon Festival 
August 21st - 23rd 
Food, Crafts, Basilica Tours, Live Dancers, Live Music, and lots of Hot Air Balloons floating over Lewiston/Auburn! 
See the full schedule here.


Acadia National Park Fee Free Day
August 25th 
If you have been wanting to check out Acadia, here's your chance to do it free of charge!

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival 
August 26th - 29th 
Head to the Litchfield Fairgrounds to hear live Bluegrass from The Gibson Brothers, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Nothin' Fancy, The Zolla Boys, and more! 
See the full lineup here.

August is a great time to be in Maine! 
Still need more ideas?  Check out our "Things To Do" page and find great ideas for things to do all year in Maine! 

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