Sports & Recreation

Great Reasons to attend the 40th Annual All Family Maine Boat Show!

From engines to electronics, yachts to pontoons, fishing boats and fishing gear to docks.  You will find it all and more only at Maine’s oldest and largest boat show-The Maine Boat Show.

The Maine Boat Show is in the largest civic center with the largest boats indoors in Maine!  We have coastal boats and boating, lake boats, bass boats, blue water boats, blue water fishing, marine electronics.  A boater’s weekend with brokerage boats, affordable boats, dockage, marinas, marine supplies.  Affordable boat packages at $200 a month or less.  Packages include boat, trailer and engine. 

Also, come visit with the Maine Maritime Academy and see demonstrations for the new Zee Drive propulsion systems.  A.F Theriault will be exhibiting with us also.  This is the company that built Portland’s all new, updated fire boat.

There will be a VIP reception by invitation starting at 12 noon to 8pm, Friday, March 18, hosted by

Maine State “Hot Shot” Championship is this Sunday March 13 at the Portland Expo

Some of Maine’s most talented young basketball players will compete for state titles on the Maine Red Claws Home Court

The NFL has “Punt, Pass and Kick;” Major League Baseball has “Pitch, Hit and Run;” and here in Maine, the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Developmental League sponsors the “Hot Shot” competition to give Maine’s young basketball players an opportunity to have fun while earning recognition for their basketball skills.  Maine’s Hot Shot competition is run by the Maine Recreation and Park Association (MRPA) which organizes local Hot Shot events across the state through municipal park and recreation departments and physical education classes in public schools.

“We’re delighted to see this competition grow each year,” said Sabrina Best, MRPA State Hot Shot Coordinator.  “The kids love it and coaches and physical education teachers are finding that the Hot Shot routine is an excellent drill to include as part of class and team practices.”

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Bicycle Coalition of Maine Sends Delegation to National Bike Summit

Augusta - A five-member delegation from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine will participate in the National Bike Summit on March 8-10 in Washington, D.C.
The annual gathering of bicycle advocates from throughout the country will include a keynote address by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and workshops on a variety of bicycle-related topics.  The Maine delegation will visit all four of Maine’s congressional representatives to discuss bicycling issues.

Maine Roller Derby Bout

Maine Roller Derby

March 12, 2011: Port Authorities vs Garden State Rollergirls
Happy Wheels | 5-7:30 | Lucky Lass Throwdown After-Party at 9 pm | Empire Dine and Dance

Maine Roller Derby Announces the Second Bout of the 2011 Spring Season

The season opened with the Port Authorities, MRD’s all-star team, taking on the Lake Effect Furies, Queen City Roller Girls’ all-star team. The Port Authorities spanked the Furies with a final score of 189-54. Check out the bout recap and watch the video recap.

Currently, the Port Authorities are ranked #11 of the 25 teams in the WFTDA Eastern Region. Their next opponent is Garden State Rollergirls, who are not ranked due to low participation.



**Session A**
Monday 03/14-05/02/2011
7:15-8:30 PM; 8 wks $96
**Session B**
Monday 05/09-06/20/2011
7:15-8:30 PM, 8 wks $96
Pre-registration required for all classes.

Experience the beauty of this empowering art form! Beginning students will learn the basic, elegant movement vocabulary as well as an introduction to the music, culture, and history of the dance. Experienced students will explore complex layering, deep muscle isolation, challenging combinations, and plenty of zill drills. Featuring an intense warm-up and specific exercises to condition your body for enhanced performance.. This class is a great way to reduce stress and improve muscle tone, increase stamina, and boost your confidence, all in a friendly, relaxed environment.

10 steps to a perfect charity polar dip.

10 steps to a perfect charity polar dip.

I hate fundraising. When I was a little girl, I begged my mother to let me stop trick or treating at Halloween because it felt too much like soliciting.  I dropped out of Girl Scouts because I didn’t want to sell cookies. I forced my parents to buy all of my Catholic school magazines and chocolate bars because I just couldn’t bring myself to proposition my friends and neighbors.

Critical Trail Link In Question

Critical Trail Link In Question

The Sebago to the Sea Trail project is collaborative effort to create a contiguous trail from Sebago Lake to Casco Bay connecting Standish, Windham, Gorham, Westbrook, Portland and Falmouth. Plans to establish the Sebago to the Sea Trail from South Windham to Westbrook were recently stalled by a $4 million bond that was passed to lay rail tracks down on the Mountain Division Rail corridor between South Windham & Westbrook.

A fully collaborative initiative, the Sebago to the Sea Trail is estimated to one day be a 28-mile hiking (and in some areas biking) trail, beginning at Sebago Lake and ending at Casco Bay. Already over 8 miles have been designated on Portland Water District’s Sebago Lake Land Reserve and along the Mountain Division Trail (a Rail with Trail corridor).