Sports & Recreation

First Annual Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

First Annual Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

The Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host its First Annual Striped Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday June 11, 2011 from 5 am to 4 pm.  The cost of participation is $10 for under 18 years of age and $25 for 18 and older.  Fishing is open to the coastal waters of Saco Bay, Biddeford Pool and the entire Saco River.  Weigh and measuring stations will be set up at Marblehead Boat Launch in Biddeford and the Camp Ellis Fish Pier floats.  The Chamber encourages participants to bring children fishing and expose them to the great opportunities to be found on the Saco River and surrounding coastal waters.  Categories have been established for fishing aboard boats as well as from the shore so that everyone has a chance to participate.

SMMC Auxiliary Golf Tournament

SMMC Auxiliary Golf Tournament

It’s never too early to plan for a great day of golf and that’s why we’re writing now to invite you to join us for the 17th Annual SMMC Auxiliary Golf Tournament.  We’re not the only ones who think this is a not-to-be missed event.

1st Annual Biddeford High School Lacrosse 5K Run/Walk

1st Annual Biddeford High School Lacrosse 5K Run/Walk

Please consider supporting Biddeford Lacrosse!

Location: Waterhouse Field, Biddeford

re-registration deadline: April 15th
$15 for adults,$10 for students,$5 for kids 10 and under,$40 family of 4
Race t-shirts guaranteed for pre-registered participants only.

Race Day registration: 7:30a.m.-9:30a.m.
$20 for adults,$15 for students,$5 for kids 10 and under,$50 family of 4

5K Run begins at 10 a.m./ 5K walk begins at 10:15

Concession stand at Waterhouse Field will be open and field competitions are scheduled for a minimal fee.

Awards presentation at 11:45 for each age group

Thank you for your support!!

For more info:
Gisele Dube- email gadubex@roadrunnercom
Carolyn Roberge- email
Laurie Bruce-

April is Autism Awareness Month

April 2011 is Autism Awareness Month

Winthrop, Maine.  April 2011— The Autism Society of Maine, the voice and resource of the autism community, announced today that April is Autism Awareness Month. This year’s theme “Improving the Lives of all Affected by Autism”  as the key to individuals with autism reaching their full potential.

What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects functioning of the brain, autism and its associated behaviors occur in approximately 1 of every 110 individuals.


PORTLAND - Saturday will be the first public workout session for Maine's newest semi-professional
football team, the Maine Sabers.

For those who follow Maine football, the Maine Sabers is a familiar moniker. From 1991 through 1993,
the Sabers were Maine's dominant semi-professional football team.

In January, the Maine Sabers were officially admitted into the Eastern Football League, the oldest semi-
professional league in the nation, along with 15 other teams. The team is based in Portland and will
play at nearby fields such as Portland's Fitzpatrick Stadium or Scarborough High School's stadium. The
team's 2011 schedule has yet to be finalized but the season will run from late June through September.

The team was organized by Stephen Goodrich, a former administrator with the original Sabers and
Jason McLeod, Windham High School football team's offensive coordinator.

Tree Identification walk up Mt. Agamenticus

Why not Join Us for a celebratory End of Winter Tree Identification walk up Mt. Agamenticus?  Next Saturday, March 19th 2011 at 10:00am

Leafless But Far From Lifeless!  Dig out your hand lens if you have one and join Dendrologist Eileen Willard for a winter stroll up Mt. Agamenticus and a close examination of trees. Eileen will offer many methods for identifying tree species by looking at bark, buds, and growth habits.

Please register in advance.

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 10:00 am (Foul weather date March 26th)

Duration: 2 Hours

Contact Info:  Call 207-646-3604 or Email: to reserve your spot

This is a Gateway to Maine Outdoors event. Visit for more listings.

In the Spirit of Earth Day, we are teaming up with Geocachers and co-hosting a CITO (cache in, trash out) Event at Mt.

Community Bicycle Center Receives United Way of York County Grant

Biddeford, Maine. The Community Bicycle Center (CBC) today announced that it has been awarded a one-year grant totaling $6,000 by United Way of York County. The investment will build life skills in youth to provide healthy foundations for life. Through the mobilization of resources, expertise and funds that support programs focused on education, income and health- the building blocks of a good life, United Way of York County advances the common good and strengthens the whole community.

The Community Bicycle Center exists to empower youth through bicycles and bicycling experiences.