Sports & Recreation

Third Time a Charm for Pond Hockey Tournament

Third Time a Charm for Pond Hockey Tournament

The Bangor Breakfast Rotary Club believes they are getting the hang of pond hockey.  Saturday's second Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament in three years proved the club has learned the fine art of maintaining outdoor rinks for fast-paced play. 

The club started working on the ice at Camp Roosevelt's Little Fitts Pond in early January, according to Pond Hockey Committee Chair Person Steve Andrew.  Plagued by warm temperatures and snow their first two years forced the club to move locations and cancel play in 2011. This year was different.

A team of Breakfast Rotary Club members worked for weeks, keeping the ice free of snow.  That was key, according to Andrew, because "The warm days would melt the surface, and it would freeze smooth each night." 

Andrew gives credit to club members John Weinmann, John Wardwell, Ivan McPike and Ned Jennings.  He says Weinman spent a lot of time on the ice, and the other men put in many ho

The Fireball Run Adventurally Announces Bangor, Maine as the 2012 Finish line



UNIVERSAL STUDIOS Orlando, Florida and Bangor, Maine– Fireball Run is proud to announce Bangor, Maine as the official finish line for the 2012 Fireball Run Adventurally “Northern Exposure.”

The public is welcome to meet teams as they arrive on Saturday, September 29th for the “BIG” finish. The production encourages the public to come out, get autographs, and show their support.

The Fireball Run Adventurally is a national live event and film series, headquartered at NBCUniversal Studios. The 8-day, 15 city, 2,500 mile interactive road rally and entertainment property supports the Race to Recovery of America’s Missing Children.

The Fireball Run’s Race to Recover America’s Missing Children is the largest active recovery effort for missing and exploited children in the country.

CWC Starts Mobile Recreation Program

The Charlotte White Center (CWC) is getting active!   A mobile recreation program has been developed for the residents of CWC homes in the Bangor area.  Two CWC staff are volunteering their time and talents to assist individuals to develop life long recreation habits.  "Whether its having someone to take a walk with you, a pal to venture out on snowshoes with you or sharing a game of HORSE basketball in the driveway...everyone wants to play" said Development Director Erica Lewis.  Along with Lewis, program manager Cindy Smith developed a mobile recreation program to help meet the needs of individuals who can't access other recreation activities on their own or in the community.  "Developing life long recreation habits is great for your mind and body.  Healthy activity gets your muscles moving, your mind refreshed and feels good" said Smith.