Sports & Recreation

Sail on the schooner Wendameen

August 6, 2011
Sail on Casco Bay on board the historic Maine schooner Wendameen. Jim Millinger, Portland Harbor historian, will talk about the harbor's past and present. The 88-foot Wendameen, was built in East Boothbay in 1912 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Help the crew raise the sails, take a turn at the wheel, or just relax and enjoy. This program sells out quickly. Registration required. Location: Departs from Maine State Pier, Commercial Street. Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $40. Information and registration: 207-774-1822.

Anthem Sponsors Healthy Kids Day

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has once again teamed up with 17 YMCAs throughout Maine to encourage a healthier lifestyle among Maine families by serving as the lead sponsor of Healthy Kids Day in Maine.  Each spring, Healthy Kids Day draws thousands of children to YMCAs throughout Maine , where activities are held to encourage children and their families to discover fun ways to stay fit and healthy.

Island Hopping Tour

Island Hopping Tour

July 8, 2011 to July 10, 2011
This tour, arranged by Summer Feet Cycling of Portland, features visits to five Maine lighthouses; explorations of Peaks Island, Chebeague Island, Cousin's Island, Falmouth and other coastal locales; opportunities to savor gourmet Maine cuisine and accommodations at The Danforth in Portland's historic West End. Hybrid and road bike rentals are available. Information: www.summerfeet.net/trips/island-hopping.

Urban Epic Challenge - Saturday, July 9 - Portland

Portland, Maine- On Saturday, July 9 the Portland Waterfront will be turned into a giant obstacle course giving participants the opportunity to run, crawl, slide, shuffle, hop and scramble to the finish line.  The event is an opportunity for athletes to test their agility, speed and endurance along the Portland waterfront, while helping to support a worthwhile organization at the same time.

Organizer of the event, Will Thomas of Tri-Maine, says The Urban Epic Challenge presented by Oxford Networks offers a course that rivals any existing race in terms of variety of terrain, unique elements, and stunning views.

Olympians Win Big at Summer Games

The Special Olympic team sponsored by The Progress Center proudly brought 17 medals and 12 ribbons back to the Oxford Hills.  These medals and ribbons represent participation in 9 different events by 15 team members.

Norman the Dog Rides a Scooter!

See more of Norman June 23rd at 7pm on 2o7.

Like Norman the Briard on facebook.

More video of Norman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzXTPFi40hM

USM Music Camp Fills Summer Days with Song

It may be summer, but the University of Southern Maine School of Music's hallways are still filled with sound. While most of the college students are away for the summer, a slightly younger crowd will fill the classrooms. It's time for the annual USM Music & Theater Camps.

The camps offer a week of training, skill developing, and good old-fashioned fun for students grades 4-12. Four different camp sessions are offered this summer with commuter and residential options. They include the Youth Band Day Camp for grades 4-6 (June 27-July 1), the Theatre Academy for grades 8-12 (June 26-July1), the Junior Music Academy for grades 7-8 (July 17-23), and the High School Music Academy for grades 9-12 (July 9-17).

The USM School of Music campers, who come from throughout Maine and northern New England, share an intensive musical experience crafting their talents, working with USM faculty, and meeting other musically-inclined youth from throughout New England.