2012 WINTER in Maine

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Expert tips to provide Maine-native birds with basic needs this winter

Winter is prime time for attracting birds. Beckoning birds to your backyard in winter can be easier than in any other season if you provide what they need to weather and survive the coldest months. Scarcity of natural available food, cold temperatures, and severe storms push bird mortality...

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Keep busy with fun snow day activities

Few things are as eagerly anticipated by children as birthdays, holiday presents and, of course, snow days. When the meteorologist predicts several inches of snow, most kids go to sleep to visions of sledding, snowball fights and building snow forts. Should the school district close for the day, ...

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Get smart about snow removal

There are many good things about a fresh coating of snow on the ground, especially for those who are avid outdoor enthusiasts. Fresh powder makes for ideal skiing conditions as well as opportunities for snowshoeing and snowboarding. Fresh snow also means having to clean up driveways and si...

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'Snow' much to learn

Snow is much more than white, wet and cold. There are many different facts about snow that make it unique and one of the more complex types of precipitation. * Although snow appears white because of the countless tiny surfaces of each snowflake crystal reflecting most of the wavelengths of...

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Learning to glide on ice

Learning To Glide On Ice By Craig W. Armstrong They make it look so easy. They skate around the rink in colorful costumes, doing triple salchows, triple toe loops and triple axels. Professional skaters make it look easy because of one thing, practice. Sliding across slick ice is not...

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Skiing and shooting for sport

Many modern sports were derived from life’s necessities and biathlon is a perfect example. For millions of years, man has traversed the frozen land in search of food, and when the food was found, he relied on his skill as a marksman to make the kill. To this day, there are places in the wor...

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Snowmobile fun

Fun in the snow can take on many forms, and there are many sports that offer a thrill when the temperature dips. If skiing or skating isn’t your thing, how about snowmobiling? Riding a snowmobile or snow machine is relatively simple and doesn’t take a lot of training. If you ar...

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Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation

Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation offers a variety of free winter sport opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities: Alpine Skiing Nordic Skiing Snowboarding Snowshoeing Alpine Race Team Join Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation at any...

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Calendar of events

DECEMBER 7-9 Freeport: Sparkle Weekend. This popular holiday celebration kicks off with a parade of lights down Main Street, and the fun continues all weekend with visits from Santa, the famous talking Christmas tree, free hot cocoa stops, and horse-drawn carriage rides, craft fairs, free ...

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Snowboarding in Maine

Snowboarding is “the coolest sport in the world”, according to Jeremy Petrocelli, owner of Backwoods Snowboards & Skateboards in Auburn. “It’s a great way to get outside and experience winter in Maine,” he says. With locations like Lost Valley, Sugarloaf, Sunday ...