The owl Stephen and friends rescued in Idaho

Last Friday, my cycling buddies and I were riding on a trip out west in Idaho. We were making their way to West Yellowstone when one of them noticed an owl on the side of the road. We thought it was sitting on its latest meal, but it wasn’t, and didn’t move when they approached closer and took the picture here. Very odd.

Concerned about its health, we called back home to our Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick. Emily from the Center connected us to Wyoming Fish & Wildlife who referred us on to the Raptor Center in Idaho.

After a long time wondering about the poor owl, Idaho Dept. of Fish & Wildlife finally got back to us to say they had transported the distressed owl to the Raptor Center where it was now in their trauma tent receiving oxygen and fluids. It still gets me choked up thinking about that animal and what might have happened if we didn’t stop and call. Ever so glad we did.



Category : Inspirational | Travel

We posted this tweet last week and M&Ms’ twitter feed liked it. Wonder which color M&M liked it? Probably the red one. And we’re bringing back these special treats as part of our 40th Anniversary celebration this year.

Category : Community | Inspirational

Autoworks owner, Stephen Kosacz, presents a check for $1,520 to the Pease Greeters.

A group known as the Pease Greeters considers it a privilege to welcome members of our military as they pass through New Hampshire on their way overseas or when they return home. The group also mails Care Packages to deployed troops. It is a labor of love for all of them.

In honor of their contributions, Autoworks recently made a holiday contribution of its own by donating $1,520 to help the group continue its good work. Considering 93% of donations received by the Pease Greeters is spent on the troops who come through Pease, we at Autoworks could not think of a better gift to give this season.

Category : Community | Inspirational

The Maine Transportation Authority is about to vote to build a new toll plaza north at mile 8.8 (see photo in header) where it will abut Whippoorwill Estates and then dismantle the existing York toll plaza. This plaza will negatively impact abutting home values (Whippoorwill on the east side of U.S. Route 1 as well as homes and farms on Chases Pond Road to the west) and inevitably impact our environment.

I’m urging you, and every resident of York, to attend the Selectman’s meeting Monday, October 19 at 7PM in the York Public Library where the citizens’ group Think Again will ask the Board of Selectmen to vote in favor of fighting to keep the plaza where it is.


Toll plazas are already evolving to a drive-through system where motorists simply drive through without stopping as you may have already experienced on the New Jersey Turnpike, in Canada, and on the Tobin Bridge in Boston. Those without EZ Passes receive a notice to pay in the mail. A nationwide collection system is inevitable.

As drive-through toll plazas become more widespread and refined, the MTA’s proposed new plaza will be obsolete before its completion, while the proposed new plaza’s impact on our community will be felt for generations.

As Town of York residents, please join me this Monday evening, Oct 19, 7PM at the Selectmen’s meeting to show and voice your support for this important local initiative.

Category : Repairs

Congratulations to Tammi Brown for being the winner of our “Love My Subaru” Photo Contest!

Seems Tammi isn’t the only member of the family who loves them some Subaru.

Tammi and clan win a free set of 4 Michelin Tires for their Subie!

Category : Repairs

Our “Love My Subaru” Photo Contest ends tonight, October 5, at midnight (ET), so you, your friends and family have only a few hours to get in your entries.

Click here to be taken to the Contest Page. Post a photo of your Subaru and that’s it – you’re entered for a chance to win 4 FREE Michelin tires valued at about $800.

Just for entering, you’ll receive a coupon from Autoworks good for $20 off any service of $50 or more.

By October 13, we’ll choose one lucky entrant to receive the Grand Prize of four new Michelin tires! (approximate value $770.00).

Again, the sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. EST tonight. Don’t wait another minute. Get your entries in now!




Category : Community | Inspirational | Repairs | Tires, Safety
The deadline for entries into our Facebook Photo Contest has been extended to Monday, October 5.

Click here to be taken to the Contest Page. Post your photo and that’s it – you’re entered for a chance to win 4 FREE Michelin tires valued at almost $800.

Now is the perfect time for a new set of Michelins before the winter weather is upon us. (Need we remind you of last year?)

Plus, everyone who posts a photo with hashtag #LoveMySubie receives a coupon from Autoworks good for $20 off any service of $50 or more.

What’s keeping you from entering? The offer is good for friends and family, too. So “Share The Love” you Subie fans.
Category : Repairs