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Give adventures, not junk: 13 Maine experiences you can gift (even last minute) - mainetoday. Posted: December 15, 2014 The clock is ticking. And not to make you feel bad after all that gift-purchasing you’ve already done, but studies show possessions do not make people happy. Experiences make people happy. So consider bringing back that expensive gadget that will inevitably just add stress to your loved one’s life. Give them adventure and fun instead — for as little as $3. Ashley Hoffman, left, of Portland and Catherine Rodriquez, from California, taste test a nip of Eight Bells Rum, one of the products made at New England Distilling.

Wine or scotch or beer tour $35-75 | or or This gift might be best for your friend who loves wine, but isn’t quite an expert — or maybe your aunt is always starting sentences with “One time, I heard on NPR …” Or, maybe dad loves scotch, but doesn’t usually treat himself.

Buy-athalon $25 | Jefferson, Maine | Shutterstock photo. Buy relaxation (or try to) $15+ | Many locations. By the Fire's Light - CreepypastaCreepypasta. Add this post to your list of favorites! Rating: 9.0/10 (762 votes cast) “I gotta tell you, Connor, this is one amazing story,” Kurt said, plopping down on the couch next to him. “You’ve got me believing in the boogie man again. I actually checked under my bed last night.” Connor laughed, taking the manuscript back. “Well it did take first prize in that contest, so I would hope it’s good.” Connor shoved Kurt’s arm off him with a grunt. “Marble Hornets,” Kurt said, pulling out some DVDs.

“And it’s about a tall man or something?” “And you call yourself a horror buff,” Kurt said scornfully as he put the first DVD in. “We’ll see,” Connor said as the DVD started. A few hours later Connor stood up and stretched. “Not me,” Connor said, turning to look at the clock. “My dad is totally stoked for this,” Kurt said. Connor laughed. “You want me to drive you home?” “I live three blocks away, I can walk,” Connor said, as he opened the door.

“I just don’t want to the Slender Man to get you,” Kurt said. 5 Essential Apps for Google Drive. Top Toy Picks for 12 Year Old Boys. Public Library. Executive: Pam Gormley Born and raised in the Bronx and a proud Yankees fan, Pam came to Maine with her family, Mal, Katie and Quinn in 1994. Before making the move to the best place on earth, Pam worked for Reader's Digest for 23 years. "Being Director of Skidompha is the best job ever! ," says Pam. "I work with the smartest, most competent, and creative people ever and am thrilled to be part of the national award winning team at Skidompha! " Development: Amy McNaughton Amy joined the development staff of Skidompha in September of 2010 following five years as the director of The Firehouse Gallery in Damariscotta. Terry Hapach Back in Ohio, many years ago, Terry was often found waiting impatiently for the library doors to open.

Adult Services: Lucy Emerson Lucy Emerson is the Thursday evening librarian. Anne Holmes Yvonne Lamoreaux If variety is the spice of life then Yvonne‘s background is as interesting as many of our best novels. Barbara Martin Denise Rankin Rachel Zoller. Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. Created by the ALSC Education Committee, 1989. Revised by the ALSC Education Committee: 1999, 2009, 2015; approved by the ALSC Board of Directors at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference. Download a PDF Version Here - Free downloadable, camera-ready PDFs professionally designed are available for ALSC members only. Have your ALA login and password available. Other Resources: The core competencies visualized as a comic by ALSC member Lisa Nowlain. Education Committee blog post on LLAMA's Blog. The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), believes that all children, no matter their circumstances or attributes, need and deserve the very best opportunities, and envisions a future where public libraries are recognized as vital to all children and the communities that support them.

I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. . © 2015 American Library Association. SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos. Homemade Lotion Bars (2 Recipes!) and Lip Balm | My Yellow Umbrella. UPDATE 12/27/12: I’ve been using an alternate recipe since my second batch of lotion bars. See the alternate recipe below! Hello, friends! The good news is we survived Monday. The bad news is we have four days to go (unless you love your job, in which case you’re probably peachy right about now). I do love my day job, but I also love my weekends. This weekend, I made my own lotion bars and lip balm! I tweaked her recipe just a bit and went with canola oil instead of vegetable oil. What You Need: Original recipe: Beeswax (I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby since it was convenient and I had a 40% off coupon, which made it $8.99 for the 1-lb. block)Vegetable shorteningCanola oilEssential oil, of your choice (this is optional, but you can really customize these to your liking with just a few drops of essential oils)Form/mold (I used a soap mold, also from HL, as it was also on sale, but you could use really anything you want.

Alternate Recipe: What You Do: I paid a whopping 29 cents for each one. Recipe Ingredient Search -- Soap Center: Soapmaking Information. Mix together the mint water and the borax, stirring until well mixed. Set aside. Mix together the sunflower oil, coconut oil, and beeswax in a glass measuring cup. Place the cup with the oils--beeswax mixture in a pan of water (about 1 to 2 inches of water), making a water bath. Heat over medium heat until the beeswax is melted (8 to 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. When the wax is melted, bring the mint solution almost to boiling (put the glass cup with the mint water/borax in the microwave on High for 1 minute, or use a water bath on the stove top). Remove the oils-beeswax mixture from the water bath. Slowly add mint water/borax to the mixture in the blender and whip. Allow the lotion to cool completely. Pour the lotion into a clean container with a lid. Note: Mint water is made by boiling fresh or dried mint leaves in water and then letting the mixture cool.

Mexican-American War - 1 of 6. Recipe: Half Sour Pickles. So I became an addict sometime around 1970. In Miami, on Collins Avenue, at the coffee shop lunch counter of the Eden Roc. It was a glorious day. You see, in those days, all the class hotels along Millionaire’s Row served up all the half sour pickles you could eat, for free, 24 hours a day.

Bowl after bowl after bowl, the entire length of the counter, on every table, at every booth. These wondrous, pale green inside, brilliant green outside, incredibly crunchy, manna from heaven, half sour pickles. I’d grown up with dill pickles, and had met many a sour pickle, and even some sweet pickles were actually pretty good under some circumstances. Unfortunately, since Goldi’s Deli closed about 10 years ago, there has been no source of half sour pickles in this part of the world. These are not yet pickle perfection; I’m still ‘in search of,’ on that journey. Here’s what you’ll need: Here’s how you do it. First, buy some pickling salt. The process itself is pretty simple. Too quick? Half Sour Pickles | Brooklyn Farm Girl. If I could stand on top of a mountain I would yell “I love pickles!”. I really do. They’re pretty, they’re crunchy, they’re full of flavor, they hit the right spot in the afternoon when you need a snack, they’re great on a burger, they’re great at 4AM standing in front of the refrigerator.

Pickles, they’re just really good. With the cucumber plants in full producing mode right now we have been picking (and pickling!) Quite a few kirby cucumbers. We currently have 6 mason jars full of pickles in the refrigerator! A few notes about these half sour beauties: -These don’t have vinegar in them. -If you don’t have Kirbies, that’s totally ok, but I recommend if you are using big cucumbers to cut them up into spears first (they will fit better into the jar most likely too).

Powder. Half Sour Pickles Wash your cucumbers. This recipe is for a half gallon jar. Brooklyn Farm Girl Fresh kirby cucumbers just picked from the garden! Then your crushed dry ingredients. Enjoy! Learn to code. Individual_monsanto_federal_position-large.jpg (2832×1716) Cademy. Dance Party 2019 Grades 2+ | Blocks Imagine a World Minecraft Hour of Code Codesters: Code Your Own PSA Grades 6+ | Python Make Your Own Kodable Mazes Pre-reader - Grade 5 | JavaScript, Language independent (can be taught in multiple languages) Code Your Hero Grades 2-8 | Blocks Codesters: Basketball Code a Cartoon codeSpark Academy with The Foos: Create Games Pre-reader - Grade 5 | Blocks Animate an Adventure Game CodeMonkey Jr.: Pre-coding for Preschoolers Pre-reader | Blocks Animate a Name Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code Grades 2+ | Blocks, JavaScript Plastic Pollution PSA Grades 6+ | JavaScript codeSpark Academy with The Foos Boat Race Map Tour App Grades 6+ | Blocks, App Inventor Banana Tales: Python Coding Game Grades 2-8 | Python Professor Photon's Color Conundrum Grades 6+ | Computational Thinking focused so no language Beach Cleanup with Kodable Pre-reader - Grade 5 | Language independent (can be taught in multiple languages) Create Animations That Talk Gumball's Coding Adventure Make a Flappy game.