Steps to take when winterizing your boat

HAMPDEN, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- As winter approaches, boat owners are getting their boats out of the water and put away for the winter. Before boats go into storage, there are some steps that should be taken.

The service manager at Hamlin's Marina in Hampden, Reid Garrity, said before winterizing an outboard it is important to change the oil and gear lube oil. Garrity also recommends draining all of the fuel, then running a fogging stabilizer through the engine, but one of the most important things to do, is to make sure there is no water in the lower unit because that can cause serious damage.

"Freeze damage in the lower unit is probably the most vulnerable spot. That is in the water 100 percent of the time while a boat's underway and there are gaskets that can leak and if you have water in your lower unit and it freezes, you will do sever damage to the gear carrier that's in there," Garrity said.

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Bangor Humane Society looks to win $100K challenge

Bangor Humane Society looks to win $100K challenge

The Bangor Humane Society has been embarking on an incredible journey this past summer to Save More Lives. They are currently competing in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, which began August 1, 2012 and ends October 31, 2012. Their goal is to not only vie for the ultimate prize of $100,000 for the shelter by increasing their adoption numbers more than any other shelter competing nationwide, but to save more lives.

But, they need your help. The contest challenges the Bangor Humane Society to increase their adoption rate significantly. The 1200 lives saved goal by October 31 is a huge goal because they are competing against some of the largest cities in the nation.

Largest continuous outdoor hunter's breakfast east of the Mississippi...

The Rotary Club of Old Town proudly presents it's 62nd annual Hunter's Breakfast!  Join us 4 AM - 8 AM Saturday, October 27th 2012 at Riverfront Park, 230 Main Street, Old Town, Maine.  Enjoy a fresh, hot breakfast of ham, eggs, home fries, pancakes, donuts, baked beans, coffee and hot cocoa in a heated tent with your friends and family.  Tickets are $5 each of $15 for a family (parents and children).  Raffle entry with paid admission for rifle, gas card and kayak. Additional fabulous door prizes drawn all morning long!

All proceeds support Rotary charities, particularly the Cancer Hospitality House (Sarah's House) in memory of Old Town Rotarian Sarah Robinson.

Starting today, I'm not in the 95%

Starting today, I'm not in the 95%

Today is a milestone.   The Maine Page Turner turned ONE!

Last year I attended a speaking engagement by Mike Volpe, a specialist in new media and social network marketing.  Of everything he said, this sentence was the one that really stuck with me:

"Ninety-five percent of blogs peter out within a year."

I have been determined to beat that statistic.  And I have you, my dear readers, to thank for these 365 days of success - and beyond.

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