Sports & Recreation

Register Now for MaineShare's Hike and Bike

Going for a hike or a bike ride this summer can help make Maine a better place to live. MaineShare's annual Hike and Bike event will take place now through Labor Day. This "Smaller Footprint" event allows participants to choose their own hike, bike ride, or walk from anywhere while raising money for MaineShare. The "Virtual Hike and Bike" works like any other event. You collect pledges, go out and hike or bike on the day that is convenient and send in your donations. The virtual format saves time, paper, and precious fuel while offering more flexibility for participants. With no expenses involved every dollar raised goes to MaineShare.

MaineShare raises funds for 38 statewide groups working for clean air, safe food and water, and equal rights for all the people of Maine. To find out more about MaineShare and to register for the Hike and Bike event visit: www.maineshare.org.

BICYCLE CELEBRATION WITH CLIMATE RIDERS

Bicycle Pedalers of all types—strollers, trikes, bikes, dirt bikes, unicycles—are invited to join six college-aged riders from New England Climate Summer at Kennedy Park , Saturday, July 9th from 1-to-4 pm for a free BICYCLE CELEBRATION.  We will provide materials to decorate bikes for a parade, have a “Care for Your Bike-Care for Our Planet” clinic, and have an “Inherit the Earth” circle where we hear from young people what kind of world they want us to leave them.

NEW ENGLAND CLIMATE SUMMER is a summer internship program for college students interested in biking, community organizing, climate justice, & a sustainable future.  Climate Summer riders travel exclusively by bicycle in small teams across New England , spending approximately one week in a community before biking on to the next.

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN

 

http://www.wcsh6.com/life/contests/nhmotorspeedway/

 

One (1) winner will receive four (4) tickets to the Lenox 301 on Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.

Positive Tracks Challenge Grant for Youth program will empower young adults through community engage

Positive Tracks Challenge Grant for Youth program will empower young adults through community engage

LEWISTON , Maine - The Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen and The Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock ( CHaD ) recently announced a unique partnership that encourages community building, wellness and youth philanthropy among young adults 23 or under. The Positive Tracks Challenge Grant for Youth program encourages young adults to become involved in their community while raising money for a great cause.  Funds generated through the program will support vital services that The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing and CHaD provide to children and families throughout New England .

 The Positive Tracks Challenge Grant for Youth program is funded by organizations throughout New England .  Funds raised by participants 23 or under for the 3rd Annual Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen on Oct.

Have You Ever Been Kiteboarding?

Have You Ever Been Kiteboarding?

Today as I was doing some "work" AKA blogging from Pine Point Beach in Scarborough I thoroughly enjoyed watching a couple of the kiteboarders that were cruising up and down the beachy coast. They were flying! Literally, at times! I realized that kiteboarding [I was calling it wind surfing until a friend corrected me] was one of those extreme sports that I will most likely never try... I'd panic, let go and jump off the board before I started flying through the air, but not that guy! It was FUN to watch!

I did a little research and found MASSkiting, which is New England's premiere kiteboarding resource. It definitely is NOT a beginners sport, so make sure you do your research before you start kiteboarding up & down the Eastern seaboard! ;)

Mid Coast Hospital Cycling Team Raises $12,000 for American Lung Association

Mid Coast Hospital Cycling Team Raises $12,000 for American Lung Association

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Eighteen riders on Mid Coast Hospital’s cycling team completed the American Lung Association’s three-day, 180-mile Trek Across Maine over the Father’s Day weekend, raising more than $12,000 in the process for the association.

In all, the 27th annual event raised more than $1.8 million for pulmonary research and clean air projects.

5K Trot for Autism

The Margaret Murphy Center for Children (MMCC) was opened in the fall of 2000 to provide services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities aged 18 months to 14 years. In the fall of 2004, MMCC expanded, opened a second location. Today, MMCC serves students up to 20 years old across three locations and two satellite programs in public schools. The idea to open MMCC was born when Michelle Hathaway and Tiffany Haskell were touring programs throughout New England and realized that although these facilities were adequate, there was much room for improvement.
MMCC was created with the goal of providing the best services a child and family could receive and that remains the objective of everyone involved with the Center.