Tag Archives: Newry

Sunday River opens first ski trail in the U.S. | Bangor Daily News

Sunday River opens first ski trail in the U.S. | Bangor Daily News.

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Lewiston couple to defend Wife Carrying Championship title | Lewiston Sun Journal

NEWRY — The Lewiston couple who won last fall’s North American Wife Carrying Championship will defend their title next month when Sunday River Ski Resort hosts the 11th annual event.

Held on Saturday, Oct. 9, the event marks the couple’s last chance to qualify for the World Wife Carrying Championship in Finland held in July of next year.

The Newry event touts a prize list including the wife’s weight in beer, five times her weight in cash, and serious bragging rights, resort spokeswoman Darcy Morse said in a Thursday report.

With a time of 54.45 seconds last year, Dave and Lacey Castro of Lewiston beat a field of 46 couples coming from as far away as California.

“Last year’s champions, Dave and Lacey Castro, have already signed up and are definitely planning on defending their title,” Morse said.

Click for the video of last year’s event and the rest of the story by Terry Karkos in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Registration for the event is available online and open until the day of the event, Morse said. Cost is $45 per team. For more information on the NAWCC or any of the events happening during this Fall Festival Weekend, visit www.sundayriver.com.

Passport promo: More getting out to state parks | Lewiston Sun Journal

Cameron Beach, 11, of Lewiston, liked finding horseshoe crab shells at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park in Freeport.

“We saw the ocean, but not 50 yards from shore were woods. We walked around and hiked and ate lunch in an opening field. It was really nice.”

Emily Kozak, 11, of Auburn, liked probing tidal pools at Popham Beach State Park. “We found crabs. We observed them and put them back in the water,” she said. Emily enjoyed swimming at Rangeley Lake State Park and looking for moose. They didn’t see any moose, but did discover a painted turtle. “It was really fun,” she said.

Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine Auburn-Lewiston Clubhouse, Emily and Cameron have visited some state parks they’ve never been to using the “Maine State Park Passport.” It’s a new passport-designed booklet created to encourage more visits at more state parks.

It’s working.

Click here for the rest of the story by Bonnie Washuk in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Worth the hike, and so worth protecting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Worth the hike, and so worth protecting | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.