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AUGUSTA The Alzheimer's Association Maine Chapter recognized the significant contributions of its many volunteers and supporters during a reception at the Blaine House on April 19. Highlighting the event was a presentation of the Chapter's 2015 Volunteer Achievement, 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's Awards, and the 2015 Longest Day Award.

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ORONO - Alzheimer's is no laughing matter, but Maine humorist Tim Sample is hoping to use his wit, jokes and Downeast accent to draw a crowd to his upcoming show in Orono that will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

"One of the bizarre aspects of being in the business of humor for three and a half decades is I started doing standup in an era when nobody, and I mean nobody, would be using the F' word," explained Sample.

Sample, who was born in Aroostook County and raised in Boothbay Harbor, says he doesn't need to use vulgarities to be edgy, hip or funny. He's been able to gather quite a laundry list of material for his shows, CDs, videos and books, just by observing and talking to folks he comes in contact with.

"Rather than using humor as a means of leading reality, I use humor as a lubricant for difficult truths of life," said Sample. "I talk about aging like, 'Did you not think it was going to happen to you?' My mother is 89 years old, and I'll be moving her into assisted living. Her issue that she's balking at is she doesn't want to be with the old people - but at 89 and 90 years old, you are one of the old people."

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