Sports & Recreation

Hollywood Slots Celebrates Summer with New Hours, Free Food

Gaming floor will open one hour earlier starting Tuesday

BANGOR, ME – Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway is kicking off summer by opening its doors one hour earlier.  The gaming operation will open its doors at 8 a.m., starting Tuesday, the first day of summer.  The new hours will be in effect at least throughout the summer.

To celebrate the earlier opening, on Tuesday morning Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway will be offering patrons a free breakfast at the Epic Buffet with the purchase of another breakfast (reg. price $8.99).  The offer will be in place Tuesday morning from 8-10.

“People like to get going early here in Maine,” said Hollywood Slots Hotel & Raceway General Manager John Osborne. “Now that summertime is here, the sun rises a little earlier, and more and more visitors come in to town with each passing day.

Birdsacre 2011 Photo Contest

Ellsworth - Birdsacre is sponsoring it's second annual Photo Contest.  The Deadline is Wednesday, July 20th and all entries must be received by that afternoon. This contest is in honor of the memory and passion of Cordelia J. Stanwood, leading ornithologist and wildlife photograper who spent the final 54 years of her life in Ellsworth at what is now known as Birdsacre, Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary.
*Who can enter?  Anyone-children, adults, and professionals.
*What kind of Photos? Landscape, birds, flowers, trees, Cordelia's special places- basically anything that you find on the Sanctuary's 220 acre property that captures the essence of Birdsacre.  Photos may be black & white or color.  The photos can be from any season and do not have to be from this year.

Canoe Hullabaloo Saturday, June 11 in Old Town

2011 Celebration to Feature Pancake Breakfast and Canoe/Kayak Race

OLD TOWN, ME – The City of Old Town and the River Coalition presents the 2011 Canoe Hullabaloo Canoe and Kayak race. This is a family event set on Old Town’s scenic waterways.

Where's Wendy?

Where's Wendy?

I spent the morning in Orono. I noticed the sign for the Orono Thrift Shop and that it was open today so I had to go check it out. I like visiting shops like this because you never know what you will find. What I like about the Orono Thrift Shop is that the proceeds go to Orono Health Association to support various charitable causes which is clearly displayed when you are checking out. Everything is marked at affordable prices. The shop is located on Birch Street in Orono near the public library on the second floor. There is a room full of clothes and another with items ranging from kids toys to kitchen stuff. I found old bottles for a quarter apiece that had Portland, ME etched on them.

43rd Annual State Summer Games



JUNE 10-12

The 43rd annual Special Olympics Maine State Summer Games are fast approaching. Nearly 1400 athletes, ages 8-88 have been training, planning, and now packing for this exciting event. They will represent close to 130 teams from Kittery to Presque Isle and will compete in a variety of Olympic Style sports at the University of Maine in Orono June 10-12.

Competition will actually begin on Thursday (June 9th) at 9 Am with Bowling and Unified Bowling. (Unified events bring together athletes with intellectual disabilities and those without for an opportunity to compete together on the same team.) On Friday the excitement continues with Time trials, Bocce Competitions and relays.

Friday evening, June 10th always proves to be a fun filled night with our annual parade at 6PM followed by our Opening Ceremonies.

Bangor Raceway Offers Harness Racing Fans a Weekly Chance at $100,000

BANGOR - Bangor Raceway and Scarborough Downs are launching a new and exciting promotion for harness racing fans this season: the Lucky 7 Challenge, where one contestant will be chosen at random each week during the race meets to try to correctly pick the top 7 finishers of the challenge race, giving them a chance at a whopping $100,000 grand prize.
“We wanted a promotion that got people involved in the live harness racing product,” said, Wendy Ireland, a member of the Maine Harness Racing Promotion Board, who sponsors the contest along with both commercial tracks. “Our fans love the horses so this was perfect.

Where's Wendy?

Where's Wendy?


With the weather finally being nice, it felt good to get out in the sunshine and go for a nice walk. Bangor has many trails available to go for a walk which includes Essex Woods. Essex Woods is accessible from Watchmaker Street off of Essex Street. There is also a few geocaches here too. ;)