Blogs

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!

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

What is a No-Hitter?

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Ervin Santana of the Angels threw a no-hitter Wednesday afternoon against the Indians. Santana was masterful, striking out ten, walking one, and needing just 105 pitches to retire 27 Indians in a 3-1 win.

Wait, did that say 3-1?

Click here to read more.

How To Find A Realtor

How To Find A Realtor

Tonight I got home early after a botched attempt at running the 5k route for the Tri For A Cure during a thunder storm and received a text from a buyer client we helped last spring with the purchase of his first home. He says, ‘my buddy signed an agreement with a Realtor but it’s TOTALLY not working out. What does he do? I tried to get him to work with you but his mother-in-law hooked him up with some guy who lists million dollar properties but doesn’t seem to have any time for his $150,000 budget.’ First thing I thought was YIKES! Neither one of these guys (Client or Realtor) really took each other for a test run.

On our way to get a new cord for my laptop, my husband and I pondered the question for a bit. If you didn’t know a Realtor, how would you find one? A lot of times your parents will want to step in and tell you who to work with. This could work; however, would you let your parents go school shopping with you once you hit high school?

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!

Why you should buy a Multi-Family!

Ever drive down the street and say ” I wonder what it would be like to own multi family?” Well, I am going to tell you how FABULOUS it can be (Especially in Greater Portland – Hint: SMCC, USM, New England College)

Don’t get me wrong, being a landlord is NOT for everyone. If you flip out over scuffed walls in the hallway or if a call in the middle of the night because the furnace died totally puts you out, you may want to pass on owning income property. However, if you don’t mind these things and you want some extra cash in your pocket each month then take notice: there are opportunities right in your neighborhood.

Since we work with a lot of first time home buyers, one of our first questions to them is always, “Have you thought about owning a mulit-family?” They usually say that they have teetered with the idea but don’t really see any huge benefits. As a first time buyer, here are a couple of reasons why you TOTALLY want to buy a multi:

1.