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Six things to do this weekend

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're looking for a few things to add to your schedule this weekend, here's a list of WCSH6's Six Things to do This Weekend.

1. WINE TASTING - Wine connoisseurs may want to consider spending Saturday afternoon at the Browne Trading Market in Portland. The event is from 1 to 5 p.m. on February 1. The market promises that their knowledgeable staff will be there to answer questions and assist those looking to purchase that perfect bottle. http://bit.ly/1dOGUC9

Robbery at Community Credit Union in Lewiston

LEWISTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- On January 29 at 3:00pm the Lewiston Police Department responded to Community Credit Union at 144 Pine Street for a reported robbery.

SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS: Robbery at Community Credit Union

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately six feet tall with a thin build and a receding hair line. He was dressed in a hooded sweatshirt and jeans. No weapon was displayed and this subject fled from the credit union with an undisclosed amount of money.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to contact the Lewiston Police Department at 513-3001 or Detective Wayne Clifford at 513-3138 ext. 3320.

Pirates losing streak stopped at 6

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (NEWS CENTER) - The Portland Pirates halted their recent skid of six games with a 4-3 shootout victory in Springfield. 

Andy Miele scored the shootout-winning goal and had one during regulation as well.  Chris Brown scored Portland's two other tallies while Mark Visentin made 37 saves. 

Portland (16-16-2-7) are back on the ice Friday when they face off against St. John's. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston. 

Sanford's Scott, Oak Hill's Washburn win Gaziano awards

AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Oak Hill's Luke Washburn and Sanford's Jed Scott stellar play on the line of scrimmage during their senior seasons helped their teams to playoff runs and also won the state's top prize for their positions:  the Gaziano Award.

Washburn won the defenisve honor while Scott took home the trophy on offense at the fourth annual event. 

The Raiders standout was linchpin for Oak Hill defense en route to the Class 'D' championship.  Cheverus' Greg Grinnell and Skowhegan's Ethan Liberty were runners-up for the defensive award. 

Scott led the way for the Spartans power-rushing attack, including a regional quarterfinal upset at South Portland.  Colin Richards of Mount Blue and Jacob Fogel of Portland were the the other two finalists on offense.

Each of the winners recieved a $5,000 scholarship for the top prize.  The four runners-up earned a $1,000 scholarship. 

Backers of legalized marijuana target three Maine communities

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The group that helped pass the referendum legalizing marijuana possession in the city of Portland is now targeting three more Maine communities.

The Marijuana Policy Project plans to test the water in three more communities York, South Portland and Lewiston, before its push for statewide legalization.

With 67-percent of the vote, the measure allowing adults to possess up to 2 and a half ounces of marijuana passed in Maine's largest city back in November. Now the Marijuana Policy Project will begin gathering signatures to try to get similar measures passed in three more communities.

Group members say they were delighted to hear recent comments by President Obama who said in an interview with New Yorker Magazine that he doesn't think marijuana is any more dangerous than alcohol.

Fitness competition brings out the best in people

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The YMCA of Southern Maine is holding a competition to find out who the fittest man and woman are, but building camaraderie and community may be the most important results of the event.

"I love working out and it is a great group environment," said Amanda Hemmerich, last year's women's champion.  "It is fun and I laugh a lot and it is definitely for the YMCA.  It is a great mission they have here with the children and the community."

Hemmerich says she had no idea what she was getting into when she signed up to compete for the first time two years ago.

"I was so humbled and blown away, they were just impressive to watch," she recalled. 

Once she took part, she was hooked.