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You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel

For the longest time, I wondered why Elton John was so smitten with the star of "Who's the Boss." After all, in one of his biggest hits Elto [...]

Mystery photo for July 27, 2014

Mystery photo for July 27, 2014

The Magical Earth begins to serve supper

Our perennial sunflowers, growing in huge clusters at the edge of the vegetable garden and in the front flower garden.

Citizen scientists count when it comes to keeping tabs on the environment

Stan DeOrsey looks for birds at River Rise Farm in Turner Wednesday morning during a bird watching trip. DeOrsey is the organizer of the  annual Christmas Bird Count in the Lewiston-Auburn area. 

Night life calendar for the week of July 27

Some events require tickets or are subject to other limitations. If in doubt, we recommend you contact the venue. Night Life listings must be e-mailed to and received no later than Monday. Tonight Sunday Night Dance Party with Steve Colella, 8 p.m., Mixers, Sa...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Project Runway, Chewbacca, the works

Bag Lady is hot. Too hot this week to brave actual roads and actual traffic and actual retail clerks. And who needs to with so much shopping fodder at my feet? Pressing stuff, like: Paying $8,000 to have the guy from Guster who lives in Portland DJ your next party dressed as ...

Sun Spots

Sun Spots Ask Sun Spots

Moxie parade largest, longest?

DEAR SUN SPOTS: The advertising for the Moxie parade calls it the "longest" and "largest" parade in the state? Is this really true? I would guess they are measuring longest by mileage. I am not sure if they are measuring largest by number of parade entries or number of parade spectators.

Dear Abby

Sun Spots

Family's dirty little secret is better left unexposed

DEAR ABBY: My husband's family are hypocrites! They talk about everyone and their problems, yet when something arises in their family, they want it kept hush-hush. My sister-in-law, "Gina," had a baby recently. Her husband, "Allan," was suspicious because their se...

Horoscope - Eugina Last


Aries: your own thing

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Joey King, 15; Hilary Swank, 40; Laurence Fishburne, 53; Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67. Happy Birthday: Stabilization and building strong relationships with the people in your life should be your intent. Trust, collaboration and ...

Dr. Roach

Confusion remains on artificial sweeteners and weight gain

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am currently dieting and, with that, trying to reduce my sugar intake. I prefer drinks sweetened with aspartame over water most of the time. Am I asking for trouble? — P.C. DEAR DR. ROACH: I'm curious how diet soda, which has zero calories,...