The West Woods Trails are part of the Wiscasset Community Trails system. West Woods Trails start in the 83-acre Sortwell Memorial Forest, which is owned by the New England Forestry Foundation. The property was donated to the foundation in 1955 by Daniel R. Sortwell and serves as a working example of sustainable forest management.
Walter White, of Waldoboro, recently released his second sports history book, “Island Hoops & Scratches,” which is about playing basketball and billiards on Vinalhaven.
Knickerbocker Lake Public Access, owned by the town of Boothbay, is a carry-in site to 105-acre freshwater Knickerbocker Pond. The carry to the lake is less than 100 yards long and is a wide, gravel path with portions covered in wood chips. There is a nice, shallow beach area and floating dock on-site for easy access by a canoe or kayak.
Nature photographer Mark Allen, of Newcastle, loves spending his free time traveling the back roads of Maine in search of the perfect shot. Some days he spends 12-18 hours bumping along dirt roads at a snail’s pace, looking for wildlife in every clearing and every brook, bog, and pond along the way.
The Maine Principals’ Association announced Thursday, Sept. 10 that most fall sports have been given the green light to play under its revised “School Sports Guidance: Return to Competition for Competitive Athletics and Activities in Maine” policy. The two exceptions are football and indoor volleyball.
Submitted article MPA, MSBA, MSSA & Mills Administration Statements on Fall Sports in MaineSeptember 2, 2020 The Maine Principals’ Association, the Maine School Boards Association, the Maine School Superintendents Association, and the Mills Administration released the following statements today on interscholastic fall sports in Maine: “The Maine Principals’ Association agrees with the Department of Health […]
Former Medomak Valley High School softball coach Glenn Barbour passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20. He leaves behind a lasting legacy, both on the diamond and with everyone who grew to know and love him.
Area athletes came one step closer to being able to play sports this fall when the Maine Principals’ Association approved the fall sports plan on Aug. 27 . But it is not a done deal yet. There are still two hurdles left, the biggest being State approval from Gov. Janet Mills, the Department of Education, […]
Young families looking for a picnic spot with a playground have two choices in Lincoln County: the Wiscasset Community Playground and the Harold B. Clifford Playground in Boothbay. State guidelines advise using hand sanitizer before and after playground use, and users should maintain physical distancing.
FlingGolf, a sport where almost anything goes, made its debut at Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole in mid-July. The sport, played with a golf ball on a golf course, uses a single club called a FlingStick. The ball is placed in the pocket of the stick and is thrown, tossed, pushed, or putted around the course.
A new welcome sign recently appeared on Route 1 in Wiscasset, in the form of a tree carving at Cromwell Coastal Properties. The tree, carved by national chainsaw carving champion Josh Landry, features a variety of domestic animals.
Bailey Plourde, 21 of Newcastle, tied Ruby Haylock after three 18 hole rounds at the Maine Women’s Amateur championships on Wednesday, July 22. Haylock won the tie breaker with a chip shot from the lip of the green. Plourde’s putt for a tie fell just short of the cup. Plourde held a three stroke lead […]
The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum in Alna is carrying out expansion efforts despite the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the dedicated efforts of an army of volunteers. The virus and state regulations effectively shut down regular operations in March.
Maine Game Warden Joey Lefebvre was named the Maine Warden Service’s 2019 Warden of the Year on Thursday, June 25. Lefebvre, who has been a game warden for 25 years, mostly in Lincoln and Knox counties, said this is his final year.