Sports & Recreation


The 21st annual All Star Invitational Senior Mens/Womens Soccer tournament will be held on Tuesday August 2nd at Westbrook High School. Proceeds from the games will benefit Special Olympics Maine. The Women’s All Star Game will be held at 6:00 PM and the Men’s All Star game will follow at 8:00 PM. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. (a rain-date of August 4th has been set)
The All Star tournament has got to be one of the most exciting soccer events of the year. The teams are made up of some of Maine’s finest Varsity players from 2010. They will represent the Western Maine conference and the Southern Maine Activities Association.
The All Star Games Committee has selected Wally Caldwell from York and Rich Smith from Westbrook as the coaches of the WMC Women’s team.

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.

Ride, Bike, Walk, Drive on Complete Streets

Public invited to learn about complete streets at presentation later this month

What:   Later this month, the City of Portland’s Department of Public Services and Planning and Urban Development will host a public presentation on Complete Streets facilitated by experts from the National Complete Streets Coalition.  Complete Streets is a transportation policy that calls for the construction, maintenance and operation of roads that are accessible to all users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders.  The event will include a presentation on the fundamentals of Complete Streets, as well as strategies utilized in other cities with an opportunity for the public to discuss and provide feedback on the policy.

This March, the Portland City Council passed a resolution endorsing the complete streets principles and directed the Mayor to create a Complete Streets Working Group.

Exploring Casco Bay by Kayak

Exploring Casco Bay by Kayak

I've been a Mainer all my life and had never explored Casco Bay quite like this.  I have to admit Kayaking was the way to go...

Whether you're a tourist or lived in Maine all you life, I highly recommend a tour with Maine Island Kayak Company.

Who ever thought you could actually explore in the famous Fort Gorges!

70 Luther Street, Peaks Island, ME 04108


The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!

For Immediate Release:
July 9, 2011

The Music Man Starring Peter Scolari to Open at the Ogunquit Playhouse July 20th!


There’s Trouble in River City… Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic, The Music Man marches onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage July 20 through August 20. Starring Emmy Award winner Peter Scolari as Harold Hill, Meredith Willson’s all-American favorite follows the fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a town band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef!

Register Now for MaineShare's Hike and Bike

Going for a hike or a bike ride this summer can help make Maine a better place to live. MaineShare's annual Hike and Bike event will take place now through Labor Day. This "Smaller Footprint" event allows participants to choose their own hike, bike ride, or walk from anywhere while raising money for MaineShare. The "Virtual Hike and Bike" works like any other event. You collect pledges, go out and hike or bike on the day that is convenient and send in your donations. The virtual format saves time, paper, and precious fuel while offering more flexibility for participants. With no expenses involved every dollar raised goes to MaineShare.

MaineShare raises funds for 38 statewide groups working for clean air, safe food and water, and equal rights for all the people of Maine. To find out more about MaineShare and to register for the Hike and Bike event visit:

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.