Sports & Recreation

Phenomenal Fitness in Your 40s and 50s!

Phenomenal Fitness in Your 40s and 50s!

If you think that just because you are middle-aged your best years of fitness and fun are behind you ... think again! Here are some stories about people who are finding their “inner athlete” and using their middle years to get into the best shape of their lives and having fun doing it! Read more ...

Never Too Old to Play Ice Hockey!

Never Too Old to Play Ice Hockey!

It's not every grandfather who can brag that he has played hockey with his grandson, but Ralph Kimball can! He sent me a photo of himself and his now 14-year old grandson Ethan. "He's a terrific hockey player and will play prep school hockey at St. Marks in Southboro, MA this winter," boasts the proud grandfather.

Women. Turning 50? Grab Your Basketball and Join the Team!

Women. Turning 50? Grab Your Basketball and Join the Team!

However you choose to acknowledge it, turning 50 is a milestone. For Susan Pillsbury, from Cape Elizabeth, it meant she was finally old enough to join the Maine Senior Women’s Basketball Team, which she did last year. The end of July she'll be playing in her first National Senior Games tournament in Cleveland, Ohio. Read more ...

 

 

 

What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke

What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke

Three people I know got sick over the weekend because of the heat. One had heat stroke and spent a night in the hospital and the other two probably had heat exhaustion. Both happen because the body can't cool itself and both are dangerous heat illnesses, especially heat stroke. Heat rash and sunburn are also heat illnesses, although usually more annoying than dangerous. Read more ...

Reel Paddling Film Festival

Reel Paddling Film Festival

The Maine Island Trail Association & the Northern Forest Canoe Trail are bringing the Reel Paddling Film Festival to Portland on March 29th, 2013. This event will be held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus at 7:00 pm, and will include the exclusive premier of a new short film celebrating the Maine Island Trail on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

A silent auction to benefit the Maine Island Trail Association, showcasing high quality gear and original Maine art, will begin at 6:00 pm. A unique collection of auction items will be on hand, including a stand-up paddleboard, gift certificates to local restaurants, a variety of weekend getaways, sailing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting packages, selections from talented local artists, and much more.