Sports & Recreation

Equestrian Open Barn Day

Equestrian Open Barn Day

Maine’s Inaugural Equestrian Open Barn Day will be held on Sunday, May 27th.  Barns all over the State are participating! The list of barns participating has been published in print and online at The Horse’s Maine, Maine’s equestrian newspaper, see below.

Each participating equestrian barn has determined its own program for the day. Possibilities include demo lessons, riding demos, pony (and horse!) petting, refreshments, meeting the equine residents, and other original ideas. It is a day for families who would enjoy visiting with the horses to get out and meet them, or individuals who are interested in riding lessons, boarding or training to check out the different stables in their area. Local barns are looking forward to their visits.

Maine Equestrian Open Barn Day is for everyone. Don’t know a thing about horses? This is the day to find out!

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

3rd Annual “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” Walk: Saturday, May 19

3rd Annual “Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma” Walk: Saturday, May 19

The Third Annual Portland Walk For A Cure For Scleroderma will be held on Saturday, May 19, from Back Cove Park, Preble Street Extension. Proceeds from the Walk will benefit the programs of the New England Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation (SFNE).

What is Scleroderma?  It is an autoimmune disorder commonly know by one of its most visible symptoms: hardening ("sclero") of the skin ("derma").     For much more information about scleroderma click here.

Want to participate in the walk?  Call the Scleroderma Foundation toll-free at 1-888-525-0658.

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

National Charter Schools Week – Maine has joined the movement

In 2011, Maine joined 40 other states in allowing public charter school options for families of all income levels.  On May 1, 2012, the Maine Charter School Commission issued its first application package for potential founders of these new public education options, which are free to parents and open to all children without admissions tests.

          The Maine Association for Charter Schools (MACS) will celebrate the great work accomplished by public charter schools across the country, where over 5,000 public chartered schools are serving 1.8 million students.

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

Pyro City Maine Grand Opening in Edgecomb

This weekend Enter to win the Godfather, prizes are also being drawn every hour all weekend long. 

Welcome To Maine's Premier Fireworks Store!

A Maine owned business serving all your fireworks needs. Launch your own dazzling pyrotechnics show with our full line of Zenith Shells, Fountains, Multi Effects, Roman Candles, Smoke Items, Firecrackers and more. Owner Steve Marson has been in the professional fireworks display business for many years and can advise you on a safe and memorable experience. Visit one of our three retail stores in Manchester, Edgecomby and opening soon Winslow.

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Schedule of swim lessons

The YWCA has a full schedule of swim lessons which are available mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturday mornings. Registration is available now. Swim lessons will begin the week of   April 23, 2012.  Details of times may be found on the YWCA website www.ywcamaine.org or by calling the YWCA at 795-4050.

Water babies, Puddle Jumpers, and Parent & Tot classes are available for children ages 6 month through 35 months.  These are water adjustment classes.  Parents accompany their child in the water.  YWCA staff will help parents select the appropriate class and there are many time slots during the week.

Water Explorers  is for children 2 to 6 years who are afraid of being in the water and helps them conquer this fear.  Parents accompany their child in the water.

Statewide Ice Fishing Derby

    The statewide ice fishing derby will go on as scheduled this weekend. This is not to be confused with the cancellation of the Sebago derby that was called off two weeks ago. There are twenty weigh stations from Acton to St.Francis where anglers can bring their catches and compete for over $20,000 in prizes. Also if anyone is lucky enough to break the State record on togue (31 lbs. 8 oz) they will win a bonus of $100,000. To find out more information go to www.icefishmaine.com. Proceeds benefit charities all across Maine.