Sports & Recreation

Learn to Paddle and Paddle After Hours to be Offered this Thursday in Downtown L-A

Youth in Auburn Summer Camp to learn to paddle by day, all community members invited to join in after work

Lewiston-Auburn, Maine – As the 16th Annual Source to Sea Trek, sponsored by the Androscoggin River Watershed Council (ARWC), makes its way to Merrymeeting Bay, it will make a brief layover this Thursday in downtown Lewiston-Auburn.  In partnership with the Great Falls Paddling Society, the canoe and kayak program of the Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT), two events are being offered to get local residents and visitors out on the Androscoggin River in the heart of Maine’s second largest urban area.

Beginning the morning of August 4th, middle school-aged youth taking part in the City of Auburn’s Summer Camp program will be given an opportunity to learn to paddle a canoe in the section of the Androscoggin River between the Lewiston Falls Dam and Deer Rips Dam.  This section, offering relatively calm water, also parallels the City of Lewiston’s proposed River


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.

Emily's Run Registrations Approach 500

Emily's Run Registrations Approach 500

AUBURN – Nearly 500 runners and walkers have registered for Emily’s Run, the second round of the Greater L-A Triple Crown 5K Series presented by Maine Orthopaedic Foundation. The event will take place Sunday, July 24 at 9 a.m. at Edward Little High School.

Registration is $20 per person and is available through the event website - Race day registrations will be accepted at 7:15 a.m.

Entering its seventh year, Emily’s Run is held in memory of Emily Fletcher, a former Edward Little student who lost her life in a car accident on December 18, 2004; she was 21. She was a standout in ELHS cross country and track; and excelled in the classroom, leading her to double major in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Vermont.

Emily's Run

Auburn, ME 04210 Sunday, July 24, 2011

Edward Little High School in Lewiston - Auburn

The course begins at Edward Little High School, winds through suburban roads and ends on the ELHS track. Entry fee is $17 and will increase to $20 after June 10....


Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Topsham Fair

Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Topsham Fair
  We are seeking volunteers for the 2011 Topsham Fair. Gateworkers, parking help, ticket sellers, bean supper helpers, 5K race helpers and much much more. Does your teenager have a service requirement? We will be happy to put them to work and sign off on your teens volunteer hours for school! If you are interested in helping contact me at PS- you get a sweet free volunteer t-shirt!!!

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!