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:

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



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

Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish

Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish
Playing a Kids Game for Kids

Who : Wayne's WIFFLE for A Wish
What : A charity WIFFLEBALL tournament to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation of Maine
When : Saturday August 20th, 2011 8am registration, 9am games
Where : Union Street Athletic Complex, Bangor, Me
Why : We're playing a kids game for kids.  To cover all of the costs for an average wish for the Make A Wish Foundation it takes $6,000.  In our first year we raised $2000, in year two we doubled our teams and added some events and raised $5,550.  This year our goal is to be able pay for one wish ourselves and raise at least $6,000.  Teams from Presque Isle to Portland have played in the last two years to raise money and crown a champion of our tournament.  All of the funds raised stay right here in Maine and help Maine kids through the Make A Wish Foundation.
How : $100 entry fee for teams to participate, each

ATV accident in Dennistown

The Maine Warden Service is investigating an ATV accident which took place in Dennistown, in Somerset County, on Saturday June 25.

Joseph Higgins, age 24, and his father Adam Higgins of Norridgewock, were riding on an ATV trail, heading east from Route 201 on the Cross Town Road when Joseph Higgins came over a rise and failed to negotiate a sharp right hand turn.  The ATV rolled several times and Joseph Higgins was thrown from the machine. 

Mr. Higgins was not wearing a helmet.

Speed was a contributing factor in the accident; it has been determined that no alcohol was involved.      


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.

Bangor Raceway Offers Harness Racing Fans a Weekly Chance at $100,000

BANGOR - Bangor Raceway and Scarborough Downs are launching a new and exciting promotion for harness racing fans this season: the Lucky 7 Challenge, where one contestant will be chosen at random each week during the race meets to try to correctly pick the top 7 finishers of the challenge race, giving them a chance at a whopping $100,000 grand prize.
“We wanted a promotion that got people involved in the live harness racing product,” said, Wendy Ireland, a member of the Maine Harness Racing Promotion Board, who sponsors the contest along with both commercial tracks. “Our fans love the horses so this was perfect.

Lakewood Theater Camp

Lakewood Theater Camp

Lakewood Theater Camp - Youth 13- and up
Teens, Tech and Tour A Journey Across the Universe A Story of Love, Hope, and Youth told through the music of The Beatles. Timeless and timely, a story for the ages and all ages. Come be swept away by the tunes of the Fab Four. Songs include, and many others from the famous quartet. After performing on our main stage July 16th, these campers will begin the tour portion of their session on Monday July 18, when they will be taking it on the road. That is to say travel with their production to area elder care facilities to perform an abbreviated version of A Journey Across the Universe. During the week of July 18-22, campers will travel to points north, west, south and east of Lakewood Theater for two performances a day with an encore performance at Lakewood on July 23rd.