Sports & Recreation

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands: Songo Lock to Open Saturday to Boat Traffic

The lock at Songo Lock State Historic Site, a part of Sebago Lake State Park, Casco, will open to boat traffic at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 23, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands officials.

The lock has been closed to boat traffic for more than two weeks because of heavy rains earlier this month and increased water levels in ponds and lakes in the surrounding area.

The heavy flow of water and increased lake levels required the opening of all of the flood control gates. The gates have remained open to allow Brandy Pond and Long Lake water levels to recede to more normal levels, Park Manager Matt McGuire of Sebago Lake State Park, said.

“We want to remind boaters that some of the flood control measures will remain open at the lock, so boaters will need to be cautious of the current,” McGuire said.

At its peak, the water level at the lock was more than 2 feet above normal.

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.

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.

Prince Tuesday: A Neighborhood Collaboration Ale

Prince Tuesday: A Neighborhood Collaboration Ale

Come join us this Saturday, May 12th, at Mama's Crowbar in Portland.  Allagash, Maine Beer Co., Rising Tide collaboration release. Prince Tuesday.  4-9pm.  Other nice beers on draft from the trio as well.  Great food will be sold by Local Sprouts (cookout style- for $10 you get burgers, kielbasa, potato salad, cole slaw and apple crisp).  We will all be there to visit.

THE FALMOUTH TRAIL SYSTEM - MAY 5 @ 9:30 AM - FALMOUTH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

THE FALMOUTH TRAIL SYSTEM - MAY 5 @ 9:30 AM - FALMOUTH MEMORIAL LIBRARY