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Summer Bugs

Summertime has arrived which means warm air and loads of sunshine. Unfortunately, the nice weather also brings out a host of bugs. As these creepy, crawly insects roam about, they'll likely find their way into your yard and home. While artificial cleaning solutions can do the trick, many homeowners prefer not to use harsh chemicals around their property, especially if there are pets and young children in the home. Our real estate agents understand the need to eliminate summer bugs through the safest means possible. Here are a few natural remedies that may rid your home of bugs throughout the summer.

10 Common Insects Found in the Home

Although you may not see them, hundreds of small insects may be in and around your property. Some of the most common insects homeowners spot are:

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Hiking Trails Near Augusta

The weather is warming up, and it is the right time of year to dust off your hiking shoes and hit the trails. There are trails to explore throughout Maine and our REALTORS® recommend checking out these trails around the Kennebec Valley this summer. 

  1. Quarry Road Trail Recreational Area - 300 Quarry Rd, Waterville, ME 04901
    Quarry Road Trail Recreational Area features 200+ acres for you to wander through. It's perfect for cross-country skiing in the winter, and ideal for a long walk in summer. You will enjoy the fabulous views, wide-open spaces, and the bond with Mother Nature that you will strengthen with every step you take. When you pick up one of the Waterville homes for sale, these fabulous trails are just a few miles from your front door.
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World Blood Donor Day

Every year, World Blood Donor Day takes place on June 14. With the toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the healthcare system, this year's event is even more crucial.

Donating blood is a safe and secure process that takes only minutes. Join our real estate agents by participating in one of these upcoming blood drives around the Kennebec Valley.

  • Augusta Civic Center - 76 Community Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 
    With its convenient location and large size, Augusta Civic Center is an ideal spot for a blood drive. To serve as many people as possible, the center has several drives scheduled throughout the summer. Dates in June include Tuesday, June 9, and Tuesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Monday, June 29, from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons - 1 Center Dr., Belgrade, ME 04917 
    For 20 years, Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons has been serving the local area with educational, social, and recreational programs for all ages. Hosting a blood drive is another way for the center to provide a valuable resource benefiting the public. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 25, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Eastside Wellness Center - 6 Elkins Lane, Augusta, ME 04330
    Eastside Wellness Center is one of two state-operated facilities providing healthcare services to State of Maine employees and their families. On Tuesday, June 30, the center will be holding a public blood drive between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • MaineGeneral Medical Center - 35 Medical Center Pkwy., Augusta, ME 04333
    Their Infusion Services program is one of the many ways MaineGeneral Medical Center works to meet the healthcare needs of the community near Augusta homes for sale. To maintain an adequate supply, the center holds regular blood drives on the first Friday of each month. Hours alternate between 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Due to the holiday, July's event will be held on Friday, July 10.

  • Kennebec Valley YMCA - 31 Union St., Augusta, ME 04330
    Community health and wellness is the year-round mission of the Kennebec Valley YMCA. In addition to their regular calendar of fitness programs, the YMCA promotes events such as blood drives to encourage a sense of togetherness among community members. The next blood drive at the YMCA is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, between 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

  • Togus VA Hospital - 1 VA Center, Augusta, ME 04330
    Men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces make significant sacrifices to serve our country. One of the ways we can repay them is by ensuring they have quality healthcare. Opened in 1866, Togus VA Hospital is the oldest veterans' facility in the nation. The hospital will be holding a blood drive on Tuesday, August 11, from 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Ice Vault of Maine - 203 Whitten Rd., Hallowell, ME 04347
    Is your schedule a little too crowded to attend one of the current events? Any time is the right time to donate blood. As a skating and hockey rink, the Ice Vault of Maine may not sound like a typical spot for a blood drive, but the need for healthy blood is universal. Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 24, from noon - 4:30 p.m. 

Does buying or selling a home drive your blood pressure up? Relax and contact us at Sprague & Curtis for qualified and professional help with your real estate needs.


Augusta Bakeries

Our real estate agents know that there are plenty of great reasons to choose Augusta homes for sale. A terrific local dining culture is one of them – and that includes breakfast!

Some hail it as the most important meal of the day, and you won't have to go without it. Augusta is rich with coffee shops and bakeries perfect for getting a morning meal and a caffeine fix.

With National Doughnut Day just around the corner, it's the right time to check them out.

National Doughnut Day is June 5 – a Friday this year. If a sweet treat sounds like it would hit the spot, you're in luck. Even though table service isn't available right now, lots of local restaurants are open for curbside takeout or delivery. Warm, tasty doughnuts await.

Sure, nationwide chains often offer something on National Doughnut Day, too. But for a true taste of Augusta, we recommend these four bakeries.

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