Local Briefs: Lacrosse officials needed


BRUNSWICK —Maine Women’s Lacrosse Officials Association is looking for adults interested in becoming girls lacrosse umpires for the 2012 season.

Prospective candidates may attend one of three sets of classes that run for four weeks through the month of March and early April.

Classes will be held at Brunswick High School on March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thornton Academy in Saco on March 5, 19 and 26 and April 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m and Falmouth High School on March 1, 8, 22 and 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To register, or for more information, contact Barbara Snapp at [email protected]

The cost of the course for new umpires is $25 and is non-refundable. This covers the cost of class materials and a 2012 U.S. Lacrosse rulebook. MWLOA dues for new umpires are $20 and are payable at the last class.

All newly trained umpires will receive instructions on how to register with U.S. Lacrosse during the last session of their four-week course.

All umpires must be members of U.S. Lacrosse before umpiring a game to be covered by liability insurance. The annual membership dues are $50.

Prospective umpires will receive a 2012 U.S. Lacrosse rule book at the first class, as well as a folder of information, class notes, and diagrams.

Poland Area Youth Baseball/Softball Spring Clinics

POLAND — Get the edge on your competition this spring by attending the Poland Area Youth Baseball/Softball Clinics. The clinics will be directed by local baseball instructor, Dave Jordan. Jordan is a former Bates College Hitting and Fielding Coach. Jordan was also a 2007 finalist for National High School Baseball Coach of the Year while coaching at Poland Regional High School. Additional staff may include local high school coaches, baseball instructors and college players. Each session consists of instruction, skills, and drills on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and throwing mechanics.

The clinics will be held at Poland Regional High School each Sunday in March. Grade 3-5 session is 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with Grades 6-8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $20/session or $60 for all four sessions. For more information, contact Dave Jordan at 754-9346 or [email protected]

Fly fishing film festival scheduled

BRUNSWICK — Fly Fishing in Maine (FFIM) is partnering with local sponsors, including L.L.B ean, HighTower Advisors and Eldredge Brothers Fly Shop, to host the 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour this coming weekend. This year’s tour features selections from this year’s selections include clips featuring perennial fly fishing destinations like Montana, Florida, Idaho, Belize and Alaska.

The event will be held March 2 (7 p.m. screening) and March 3 (4 p.m. and 7 p.m. screenings) at the Frontier Cafe and Cinema in Brunswick. The Frontier just recently underwent major renovations and now includes a full-service restaurant and bar, in additional to the cozy ambiance of its high-definition theater. Reservations are recommended for those wishing to dine before the films.

Due to limited capacity, we strongly recommend ordering tickets in advance, by either purchasing online with a credit card at http://www.flyfishinginmaine.org or by calling the theater at 725-5222.

The event festivities will also include door prize raffles, including a two-night stay at Grant’s Camps, and some silent auction items, including goods from Patagonia, Hardy, L.L.Bean and others. Also on hand will be the national sales manager for Hardy, with full selection of Hardy and Grey’s rods and reels for anglers to scope out.

All proceeds from this event will go to the FFIM Grassroots Grant fund. FFIM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Past recipients of FFIM Grassroots Grants have included Trout Unlimited, Casting For Recovery, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and many more.