Articles by Lisa Haberzettl

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Cheers! Maine drinks more than any other state

on Aug. 27, 2014, at 9:57 p.m.
According to a recent study commissioned by Blowfish (a company that manufactures an Alka-Seltzer-like hangover remedy), Maine imbibes more alcohol than any other state in the country. Rounding out the top five in that list are, in descending order, Wyoming, Alaska, Delaware and Washington, D.C. Here’s another point of pride: …
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#HeyUSA: Let’s bring YouTube stars to Maine!

on June 27, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
YouTube stars Grace Helbig of “It’s Grace” and Mamrie Hart of “Your Deserve a Drink” just announced their latest, previously super-secret project: a tour across the country called #HeyUSA. For those of you who aren’t as big of a fan as I am, Grace and Mamrie both have a wide following across multiple …
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Sebago Lake makes list of ‘amazingly refreshing’ US lakes

on May 08, 2014, at 8:48 p.m.
A list of “16 Amazingly Refreshing Lake Destinations In The U.S.” on Buzzfeed includes Maine’s own Sebago Lake. While the list is short on details — Sebago’s entry says only “Excellent for sailing and all types of camping.” — the photos of sunny skies and clear water evoke feelings of …
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Tony Hawk scavenger hunt items found in Bangor and Portland

on April 19, 2014, at 12:49 p.m.
The Tony Hawk Twitter Hunt is on! World-renowned skateboarder Tony Hawk’s scavenger hunt is going on across the county. According to his Twitter feed, a package originally placed in Ellsworth was moved Bangor. Hawk tweeted this clue: And a few minutes later tweeted this: Yes, that’s Bangor City Councilor Gibran Graham. Congrats, …
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Cape Neddick Lighthouse makes list of ‘Beautifully Isolated Places’

on March 29, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Buzzfeed recently published a list of “19 Beautifully Isolated Places Where You Can Finally Get Some Peace And Quiet.” The list includes locations from around the globe, and only two are from the U.S.: Baranof Island in Alaska, and Cape Neddick Lighthouse off the coast of York, Maine. “A photo …
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Vacationland: Home of LL Bean’s flagship store

on March 28, 2014, at 9:19 p.m.
A map is making the rounds on the Internet showing each state’s most popular attraction. Many results are not surprising. The Las Vegas Strip is king in Nevada, and the French Quarter leads in Louisiana. If you guessed Maine’s most popular attraction is Acadia National Park, you’re probably not alone — …
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Google says Maine is cold. Quelle surprise.

on March 06, 2014, at 8:33 p.m.
Listicle factory Buzzfeed recently conducted a survey of what Google thinks about every state in the country, based on autocomplete options. Colorado is for hustlers, Idaho is a myth, Utah is weird, and Maine, well … Maine is cold. But look! Fourth option down: Maine is the best state! Yes! …
A Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pocket is seen in a vending machine in Bangor. Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets were recalled because of concerns over "diseased and unsound animal" contents.

Hot Pockets recalled for ‘diseased and unsound animal’ contents

By Lisa Haberzettl on Feb. 18, 2014, at 9:02 p.m.
Nestle USA issued a recall notice for two varieties of Hot Pockets in response to a meat supplier’s recall of beef, the company announced Tuesday on its website and Facebook account. The voluntary recall includes Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets and croissant crust Philly Steak & Cheese Hot Pockets. …
Stupid lemon icebox pie is so easy to make, it's stupid. The pie goes together quickly and is a refreshing, tangy treat for summer.

Six super-easy icebox pies for summer

By Lisa Haberzettl on May 14, 2013, at 2:20 p.m.
Are you looking for a sweet treat but don’t want to turn on the oven? Do you have little to no culinary experience? Maybe you like to cook, but are also intimidated or put-off by the ingredient lists and number of steps on or Icebox pies are perfect …
Buddhist monks pray for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at a memorial in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 18, 2012. U.S. authorities continue to investigate the Dec. 14 massacre in Connecticut in which a heavily armed gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary school and shot and killed 20 children and six adults.

Picture of the Day: Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

By Lisa Haberzettl on Dec. 18, 2012, at 6:35 p.m.
A Palestinian stone-thrower walks past smoke from burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces against Israel's military operation in Gaza, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 16, 2012. Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades on Friday and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day, in a stinging challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive after an Egyptian bid to broker a truce.

Rocket hits near Jerusalem; Israel mobilizes reservists

By Lisa Haberzettl on Nov. 16, 2012, at 6:34 p.m.
GAZA — Israel’s Cabinet authorised the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists late on Friday, preparing the ground for a possible Gaza invasion after Palestinians fired a rocket toward Jerusalem for the first time in decades. Tel Aviv, Israel’s commercial center, also came under rocket attack for the second straight …
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