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TV’s Togus to travel by train to promote Coats and Toys for Kids

TV’s Togus to travel by train to promote Coats and Toys for Kids

TV’s Togus to travel by train to promote Coats and Toys for Kids

For the 2nd consecutive year, Maine Eastern Railroad will join with the News Center teams at WCSH-6 and WLBZ-2 for their annual Coats & Toys for Kids Day season kick-off, with a special train on Saturday December 3rd.  The train component resulted in a significant increase in the collection of winter clothing and toys last year, according to a railroad spokesman.

As an added treat, News Center’s “Storm Center” celebrity, Togus the Cat, will be along for the ride.  Like last year, Togus will ride the train from Brunswick Station to Rockland Station, with a stop in between at Bath Station.  Collection boxes will be at each location, and Togus will be available for photos and cat-chat.

Togus belongs to News Center reporter Don Carrigan.

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

Since I’ve been taking groups of dogs out hiking in the woods, fields and mountains these last seven months, the issue of tick bite prevention has become an important topic of discussion with my customers.  This issue is far from “over” for the season as we’ve yet to have consistently low enough temperatures to put the critters into the deep freeze for a few months.  Yesterday, I had a chat with Dr. John Flood of Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic, who has taken care of my Labs for ten years, about the subject and am sharing some of his answers to my questions.

Frontline and Advantix are the two most common chemical tick protection products out there currently.  Packaging recommends application every four weeks from April through November in our area of the country.  Dr. Flood explains that ticks can’t see so they are attracted to your dog’s movement, body heat and carbon dioxide emitted as your dog runs through the woods, tall grass, etc.

Bath Dog Day

 Main Street Bath announces downtown Bath’s second annual  "Dog Day" event celebrating the dog days of summer.

On Sunday, August 21, between 12noon - 4pm, a portion of Front Street between Centre and Elm Streets will be closed to traffic to create a pedestrian-friendly outdoor mall. Merchant booths will offer end-of-summer sale items, plus pet-related products and activities including pet portraits by Soggy Dog Designs and the Creative Turtle, and demos and samples from Wags & Whiskers,

BPD Officer Michelle Small will give a demonstration with “Keylo” the police-dog between 1:00-2:00pm, followed by a “Silly Pet Tricks” contest at 2:30pm. Sign up to enter your pet in the contest from noon to 2:30pm at the Main Street Bath tent at Front and Broad Streets.

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival August 20, 2011 5th Annual

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival  August 20, 2011 5th Annual

August 20, 2011 5th Annual
The 5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on the sidewalks of Maine Street and on the adjacent town Mall on August 20 from 9-5.  Thousands of visitors will take advantage of the sunshine and the wonderful atmosphere on this special day in town.  Beginning with only 39 artists, the event has expanded in scope every year and has had a greater audience, each year.

Designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts and to showcase Brunswick as a wonderful cultural destination, there are more than 90 juried artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts.


This year we have over