Sports & Recreation

Something for Everyone at Upcoming Winter Boat Shows

Despite the snowy winter Yarmouth Boat Yard owner Steve Arnold wants to remind Portland area boaters that the 2011 boating season is just around the corner. There are four upcoming boats shows in the Portland and Boston areas to help kick off the season. Attending a boat show is a fun way to learn about the latest marine products and services, according to Arnold.

“We’re fortunate to have a number of first-class shows in the area,” said Arnold, a former Wall Street executive who has owned and operated the Yarmouth Boat Yard since 2004. “The boat shows are a lot of fun and can be very informative for consumers.”

Visitors can attend free clinics and seminars, enjoy a chowder cook-off and even be the skipper of your own sloop at the radio controlled sailboat regatta pool.

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women

PeoplesChoice Credit Union Supports Charitable Partner Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community at Maine Red Claws Game

The Portland Expo was the backdrop for PeoplesChoice Credit Union Night at the Maine Red Claws D-League basketball game on Friday, January 28th. In keeping with PeoplesChoice ongoing goal of community involvement, over $500 was raised through a 50/50 raffle for participating charitable partner, Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community (MCWWC).

“It’s always been an important mission for us to give back to the communities where our members work and live,” says PeoplesChoice Vice President Eric Green.  “Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community is a fantastic, well-deserving organization.” He adds.

Jointly, Eric Green and MCWWC Director Carolyn May delivered the game ball to center court.

BOWL-A-THON to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

BOWL-A-THON to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

The Big 20 Bowling Center is proud to announce the first annual ‘Bowl with the Portland Pirates’, a fundraiser to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Meet, mingle and bowl with the team and raise money for the kids at the same time. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Subway and Pepsi along with great prize packs and raffles. Call or stop by today, space is limited.

WHERE: ROUTE 1 – SCARBOROUGH, ME

WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011

TIME: 4:30PM TO 6:00PM

COST: $30 PER PERSON

CALL: 883-2131

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Big-20-Bowling-Center/127794977269015

Big 20 Celebrating 60 Years!

Big 20 Celebrating 60 Years!

The Big 20 Bowling Center on Route 1 in Scarborough is celebrating their 60th year with new owners Mike Walker and Rick Jones. Visit them on facebook and receive special offers, updates and events. And no, this ain’t no big ball, this is Candlepin Bowling! Check out Rock-N-Bowl every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm, for only $10 bucks and think about joining a league next season.

Hours: M-Sat 9am-10p

          Sun 11am-8pm

http://www.big20bowling.com/

 

 

Marissa Does Portland - And Meets Big Foot

Marissa Does Portland - And Meets Big Foot

I traveled through time and space to where some of the world's rarest and most bizarre creatures live.

Greater Portland Relay for Life Kickoff Birthday Party

Greater Portland Relay for Life Kickoff Birthday Party

A World with Less Cancer is a World With More Birthdays.  Come and learn about Cumberland County's greatest slumber party event, the Relay for Life of Greater Portland.  RFLGP will take place June 17th - 18th at South Portland High School.  At the RFLGP Kickoff Party there will be a chance to sign up as an individual or as a team, learn more about the event, hear inspirational stories from caregivers and survivors, win giveaways and prizes, and eat delicious birthday cake!

For more information about this event call Elisa Doucette at 207-233-7805 or email her at elisa.doucette@gmail.com.

Gannett Foundation awards grant money to Portland Trails

Gannett Foundation awards grant money to Portland Trails

Debbie Sample, Community Relations Director for WCSH6, presented a check for $500 to Nan Cumming, Executive Director  for Portland Trails. Please check Around Town for listings of upcoming Portland Trails projects and events.