After a long and often dreary spring filled with showers and cloudy days, it has been a great summer. I know the summer is not over, but when the temperature manages to reach the lower 40’s in the morning, it’s time to at least cast an eye toward the fall.
But before that happens, I wanted to pass on another reminder to get outside and see the beauty and wonder of the state we live in. And I think one of the best ways to do that is on a bicycle.
SACO – Maybe it’s clear from the picture, but just in case there’s any doubt, this group of hardy fools is about as happy as a group of friends might be. Yes, the temperature was hovering around freezing when we left the parking lot in Saco, but after a winter filled with ice and snow, there […]
The 2016 football season finally came to an end this past weekend for Thornton Academy’s Michael Laverriere when he was named as the 46th recipient of the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy.
SACO – In some ways, Thornton Academy’s Michael Laverriere hopes 2016 lasts a bit longer.
After leading his football team all year in hopes of another Class A state championship title, Laverriere ended his career short of the goal he set for himself and the team, but for his efforts and talent, he was singled out for several post-season awards.
BIDDEFORD — Nearly 400 cyclists gathered at the Biddeford campus of the University of New England Saturday, August 13, 2016 to ride their bikes for two days along the southern coast of Maine on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “This year, there are riders from 20 different states registered,” said Sue Tidd, the […]
SACO – Most coaches go out of their way to keep players from thinking about anything other than the game or match at hand. But for Eric Marston, coach of the Thornton Academy girls’ basketball team, this year is anything but ordinary: after seven league games, with the team wearing their hearts on their uniform […]
Yes, these posts are supposed to document my summer of cycling, but yesterday was one of the ‘big’ days for the U.S. Men’s National Team at the World Cup, and I spent most of my day looking forward to the game. I was not disappointed. As I said today, if, two weeks ago, someone told me the team […]
F or the most part, Mainers are a hearty group and on January 19, three veteran runners from the Portland area proved that with their efforts in a Key West road race. Byrne Decker, Michael Payson, and Dave Weatherbie left the Polar Vortex behind and headed to the southernmost point in the continental United States […]
A ll it took was a simple message: a runner from Virginia, the mother of three, was killed on Monday, January 13, while she was on an early morning training run. Meg Menzies, the 34-year-old wife of an Ashland, VA police officer was struck and killed at about 8 a.m. and allegedly, the driver of […]
W hen I think of Maine winter activities, the snow, the cold, and short winter days dominate the ideas that come to mind. I see images of snowshoeing, downhill and cross-country skiing, skating, hockey, and even ice fishing. For whatever reason, I don’t think about running and road races. So what did I do? I […]