There has been an increase of late in the number of people mistaking yellow jackets for honeybees and wanting them removed from their yards.
Yellow jackets become more aggressive this time of the year. This may be the reason for more sightings.
Rose growers and enthusiasts will come together for the 71st annual Augusta Rose Show the weekend of Sept. 28, 29 at the Augusta Mall.
The free show is expected to draw 500 horticultural entries and about 50 design entries.
Though I'm not one for drinking songs, a recent report by the Children's Rights Council that my home state, Maine, is the best place in the country to rear a child, has me raising a water glass and cheering.
By age 5, I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I grew up. I announced to my parents that I would be an artist, live in their garage and take care of them in their old age. My father thought it was sweet and often asked me to repeat my plans.
As the Oct. 1 deadline approaches for the launch of the Affordable Care Act's state health insurance exchanges - "marketplaces" - the need to get young people to sign up for health insurance has been the subject of more media pieces.