Sports & Recreation



Central Maine Medical Center Associates volunteer Jerry Douglass hovers his helicopter over the fairway at Martindale Country Club in Auburn after dropping some 200 golf balls over a marked target.  Prizes were awarded to the four people who purchased the numbered golf balls that landed closest to the target. CMMC Associates volunteer Nancy Bard of Great Falls Federal Credit Union in Lewiston won the first prize of $1,000. The $500 second prize went to CMMC Associates volunteer Jeannette Downing of Goodwin Motor Group of Brunswick. Associates volunteers Anne Nadeau and Dawna Hannan of Oxford Networks in Lewiston shared the $250 third prize. Some 100 people registered for the event. The First Annual Golf Ball Drop raised nearly $6,500 to help guests at CMMC’s Arbor House, which serves as a temporary “home” for those coping with the challenges that sometimes accompany an extended hospital stay.

Olympians Win Big at Summer Games

The Special Olympic team sponsored by The Progress Center proudly brought 17 medals and 12 ribbons back to the Oxford Hills.  These medals and ribbons represent participation in 9 different events by 15 team members.

Cathance River Kayaking Series

Cathance River Kayaking Series

Cathance River Kayaking Series - sponsored by BTLT, KELT, CREA, and FOMB
Every Saturday in July - Four Part Series
Led by Michelle Moody, an Appalachian Mountain Club Maine Chapter leader
To Register:

July 2 - Route 201 to Bradley Pond – Easy meandering paddle outing with little current but may include a beaver dam portage.

July 9 - Head of Tide to Cathance River Preserve – Easy paddle combined with a hike in the preserve and snack stop at the Cathance River Education Alliance Ecology Center.

July 16 - Bowdoinham Boat Launch to Head of Tide – A longer paddle (9 miles round trip) going with the tide in a wider section of the river to the Head of Tide.

July 23 - Bowdoinham Boat Launch to Merrymeeting Bay – Another long paddle (9 miles round trip) going with the tide into Merrymeeting Bay with a stop at an island.  This section will require more kayaking experience due to

Race the Androscoggin with Moxie

Race the Androscoggin with Moxie

The Androscoggin Land Trust (ALT) and the Moxie Festival Committee are pleased to announce that registration for the 13th Annual Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race on Sunday, July 10, is now open.  Last year’s race attracted 180 racers from throughout New England.

The public is invited to cheer the racers at the starting line in Durham at 11:00 or as they arrive at the Sabattus River Boat Launch finish line area on Route 196 in Lisbon beginning at 11:30 am.


Geocaching, an electronic scavenger hunt, is now available in Lewiston!

LEWISTON:  Join the hunt!!!  Geocaching, an electronic scavenger hunt, is now available in Lewiston!  Geocaches are located all over the world.

Lewiston Rec Has Openings in Several Summer Activities

The Lewiston Recreation Department wishes to inform residents that numerous activities scheduled throughout the summer still have openings available.  Those interested in participating in one or more of the following programs may contact Lewiston Rec, 65 Central Avenue, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m, 513-3005 or visit

 Camp Smiles

Youth Tennis Instruction Program

Summer Track & Field Program

Summer Basketball Skills & Drills Program

Kennedy Park Pool Aquatics Program

Summer Gymnastics

Summer Girls Basketball Skills & Drills Program



Androscoggin River Watershed Council announces 16th Annual Source to the Sea Trek July 8-August 7

Over the course of nearly 170 miles, hundreds of paddlers will stroke down the Androscoggin River during the sixteenth annual Source to the Sea Trek, which this year is scheduled for July 8 through August 7.  

The Trek will begin with a sunset paddle near Lake Umbagog, the source of the Androscoggin, continue in a series of 19 day trips as paddlers meander through northern New Hampshire and Western Maine, and end in Brunswick, where the river enters Merrymeeting Bay.