Sports & Recreation

Swim for the Lights - The Power of One can be Great!

Swim for the Lights - The Power of One can be Great!

One man’s quest to help save lighthouses is going to lengths few would dare imagine, let alone undertake.

On February 26, 2011, Gary Sredzienski, known affectionately along the Piscataqua River region and beyond as the “Creek Man”, will take to the river’s frigid waters to raise funds for the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation, based in Rockland, Maine, and the foundation's local chapter, the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses.

For his part in the upcoming “Swim for the Lights” event, Sredzienski will swim a total of four miles, departing from Odiorne Point in Rye, New Hampshire at 1:00 pm and ending the feat on the shores of Maine at the Kittery Point town dock around 5:00 pm. 

During the swim’s route, Sredzienski will also make brief stops at the wave-swept Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire.

SCHOOL BREAK ACTIVITIES FROM THE WELLS RESERVE AT LAUDHOLM

Tuesday, February 22, 12 to 3 pm
Owl Detectives program for ages 6 to 9. Discover which owls make their winter homes around the Wells Reserve at Laudholm and look for evidence they have left along the trails. What do owls eat? Can you hear as well as an owl? Dissect the clues with experienced educators. $24/18. Registration required. FMI 207-646-1555 ext 142 or camps@wellsnerr.org.

Wednesday, February 23, 12 to 3 pm
Coyotes, Bobcats, and Beavers - Oh My! for ages 9 to 12. Get a close look at animal artifacts and become a detective searching for wildlife clues along the trails of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Create your own ultimate winter-survival animal to take home. $24/18. Registration required. FMI
207-646-1555 ext 142 or camps@wellsnerr.org.

Thursday, February 24, 10 am to 2 pm
Winter Wildlife Day.

WELLS RESERVE AT LAUDHOLM HOSTS WINTER WILDLIFE DAY

WELLS, Maine, February 4 - Winter Wildlife Day offers free fun indoors and out on February 24 at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm. From 10 am to 2 pm, the Wells Reserve, Center for Wildlife, and York County Audubon Society team up to celebrate wildlife and their habitats with live animal presentations (10 am and 12 pm), tracking walks (11 am and 1 pm), and a wildlife project for kids to take home. The event is free for all ages. FMI wellsreserve.org or 207-646-1555.

Bring snowshoes, sleds, and cross-country skis if you have them, so you can explore the trails and treasures of the Wells Reserve in mid winter. In the event of severe weather, Winter Wildlife Day will be postponed until Friday, February 25.

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

AUGUSTA, Maine – Building on the success of previous years, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands in coming weeks is sponsoring six exciting days of winter events at state parks around Maine.

During January and February, Maine families and other visitors will be able to enjoy fun, affordable, day-long outdoor activities at some of the most beautiful locales in the state, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) officials.

Two major ice-fishing derbies will be held, as will four winter-fun days when families can try out such activities as cross-country skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and dog sled rides. 

“This is the third year of our ‘Take It Outside’ winter events, and we’re hoping for as great a response as we have seen in the past,” Will Harris, BPL director, said.

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands to Hold Winter Family Fun Events

AUGUSTA, Maine – Building on the success of previous years, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands in coming weeks is sponsoring six exciting days of winter events at state parks around Maine.

During January and February, Maine families and other visitors will be able to enjoy fun, affordable, day-long outdoor activities at some of the most beautiful locales in the state, according to Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) officials.

Two major ice-fishing derbies will be held, as will four winter-fun days when families can try out such activities as cross-country skiing, sledding, snow shoeing and dog sled rides. 

“This is the third year of our ‘Take It Outside’ winter events, and we’re hoping for as great a response as we have seen in the past,” Will Harris, BPL director, said.