Located on Main Street, Norway, Stephens Memorial Hospital is a great asset to our community. Attached to the hospital is Ripley Medical Building that houses many physician offices. Having great medical services in the hub of this community is a wonderful benefit to the Oxford Hills Region.
In addition to children's and adult programs, the library also offers space for community services, public computers, and tax assistance.
One of the great advantages to living in Maine is that it truly is a four season state. When winter arrives, there is skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and my favorite - sledding! There's nothing quite like channeling your inner child and sledding down a steep hill.
Andy Young, local columnist and author of Young Ideas: Twelve Extraordinarily Thought-Provoking Essays (and 58 Others) by an Exceptionally Ordinary Human Being, spoke at Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland on Thurs., Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
This year, they've utilized the entire outdoor basketball court for the ice rink. For beginners, this allows you to grasp the chain linked fence to keep your balance.
My all time favorite is Higgins Beach. I grew up there and worked at the Higgins Beach Inn as a teenager. At Higgins you can visit the rocks and catch snails and crabs and see the occasional starfish. Walk to the other end of the beach and you have the river and the wreck of the Howard W. Middleton. The wreck occurred in 1897 when the coal ship ran ashore in heavy fog.
Carter's Cross Country Ski Center offers more than trails. They have a full retail shop with skis, boots and bindings available for skiers of every size and experience level. Rental options are also available for day use. The lodge at Carter's Cross Country Ski Center is available for room rentals, and there are three remote cabins in the woods that allow for skiers to pack in their gear and enjoy a back-country accommodation.
Each winter, the Brunswick Fire Department floods a portion of the Brunswick Mall creating a skating rink for all to enjoy.
We are not even half way through winter and this is about the time people start getting cabin fever and counting down the days until spring arrives. Despite the cold weather, there are still some great fun outdoor events happening around the state, and Biddeford is no exception!
If you enjoy hiking and cycling then you are sure to love the Falmouth Trail System. A long running project known as "the greening of Falmouth", has resulted in the creation of an extensive trail system and various other preserves, launches and public spaces.
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