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25 things to do this fall — festivals, foliage and fun | Bangor Daily News

As you bid goodbye to summer — so long flip flops, air conditioner and iced beverages on the patio — you say hello to an even more fleetingly beautiful part of the year. The crispness in the air arrived last week, and the leaves have just barely begun to change color.

Summer may look pretty fantastic after four months of winter, but autumn feels just lovely after four months of summer. Enjoy it while you can by trying any of the 25 things to do this fall that we’ve assembled for you.

Click for more on the story by Emily Burnham in the Bangor Daily News.

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Cianbro contract to bring more than 100 new jobs to Brewer | Bangor Daily News

Cianbro contract to bring more than 100 new jobs to Brewer | Bangor Daily News.

Tariff on paper to spare Maine jobs | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME

Tariff on paper to spare jobs | The Morning Sentinel, Waterville, ME.

Just a little bit of Spirit in a crate

I’ve seen a few, um, odd museums in my time, including the National Yo-Yo Museum in Chico, Calif., where is on display a Yo-Yo about 4-feet tall. I swear! I would not lie about something like that.

But a museum to a crate?! In central Maine?!

OK, this crate might be something. Here’s the DownEast.com trivia question for today.

What is Lucky Lindy Lindbergh’s connection with Canaan?

Answer:

The Lindbergh Crate Museum features the packing crate that held Lindbergh’s New York-to-Paris plane, The Spirit of St. Louis. Larry Ross’ private museum, on Easy Street, is built in, around, and about the crate. Admittance is by appointment only.

By the way, Canaan is on Maine Route 23 and U.S. Route 2 in Somerset County not too far from Skowhegan. Here’s a link to a bit more about the museum: http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/6168 . There seems to be more there than just a crate.