Sports & Recreation

Youth Team Developing Technology in Acadia

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK—The world is quickly changing with technology creeping into every aspect of daily life.  A January 2010 Kaiser Family Foundation study determined that young people, ages 8-18, spend on average 7.5 hours every day using electronic media, whether television, computers, cell phones, or other devices.  Simultaneously, youth are spending much less time exploring the outdoors, potentially leading to future generations with less appreciation and connection to national parks and other natural resources. 

This summer, Friends of Acadia and the National Park Service are working together to bridge this gap through an innovative project to find new ways to engage young people with Acadia and the outdoors through technology.  The Acadia Youth Technology Team, four high-school-aged interns and two leaders, have been working together since late June to generate ideas on how to use technology in the park. 

The team has visited points of

Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
MoveThatBlock.com INDY 225 Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:30pm Oval | IZOD IndyCar® Series

“A New Breed of Speed” comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 14 for their only New England appearance.

At speeds of 200 mph, some of the most fearless drivers in the world will bring heart-stopping, wheel-to-wheel racing back to New England.

Touch-A-Truck Fair

Cole Land Transportation Museum August 13

Proceeds to Benefit Camp CaPella

Kids of all ages can take a close-up look at a variety of trucks and vehicles of all sizes and functions at the brand new Touch-A-Truck Fair at the Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry Road in Bangor, on Saturday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Camp CaPella, provider of recreational resources and opportunities along with handicapped-accessible facilities on Phillips Lake for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

Preview and interviews will be available at the Cole Land Transportation Museum on Friday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m.

Mt. Katahdin Day Hike

Monday, September 6, 2010
Location: Baxter State Park, Maine
Coordinator: Stephanie Bethel
Email: steph.bthl@gmail.com
Phone: 207-462-0740
Cost: $5.00


Join us for a true Maine experience, day hiking to the top of Maine: the peak of Mt.

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!

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.

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland 7/12 4-6p

Artist John Swan's work on display at St Joseph's Rehabilitation and Residence-Portland    7/12 4-6p

Renowned Portland artist John Swan's works are usually on display in galleries in various parts of the world.