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Show us pictures of your worst Maine summer traffic nightmare

show us your worst traffic pictures

We’ve all been there. You allot the amount of time Google Maps suggests for your journey from Point A to Point B and even add an extra 20-30 minutes in just to be safe. And then, halfway through your drive, traffic slows to a crawl, or even a complete halt. Suddenly, you’re going to be late for dinner, or to check into your hotel, or to meet your Grandma for lemonade.

Dear obnoxious neighbors, knock it off with the all night patriotic party

@SIMONHOLLAND

Since when did being patriot mean being obnoxious in public? The Fourth is not about carousing around with the sounds of celebratory gunfire a la the Wild West, this is a civilized state with people who want to enjoy the Fourth with some dignity, so please respect your neighbors who don’t want to listen to your private fireworks show and your drunken singalongs until the break of dawn.

How to make Moth Broth and wow your kids this summer

A luna moth is found on the stone steps outside a home in Hancock County in June of 2016. It was attracted to the porch light overnight and remained there in the morning. (Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN)  
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

This summer you can wow your kids with this fun (and stinky) science project that will attract moths and turn a fun adventure in entomology into an unforgettable educational experience.

7 Gross sweets every kid in Maine will eat

7 Gross sweets every kid in Maine eats

When I was a small kid, I spent most of my allowance on those cheap, little wax-wrapped jewels that stuck to my teeth and had an aftertaste of bad decisions. As a parent, I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to convince my kids that sugar bugs will eat their beautiful teeth if they keep pounding back the sugar, but they insist, and I occasionally relent.