Sports & Recreation

Pursuit Boat’s New Inshore Series Draws Rave Reviews

Pursuit Boat’s new inshore series debuted last week at the Miami International Boat Show with much fanfare. The new boat line features smaller boats designed to appeal to a new market of boaters with quality and affordability in mind. The new models will be available at Yarmouth Boat Yard beginning in March.

Yarmouth Boat Yard owner Steve Arnold attended the Pursuit Dealer Council meeting, prior to the Miami Boat Show where he met with Pursuit executives to discuss the benefits of the new Pursuit 18 and 20 foot Center Consoles and the new Pursuit 23 foot Dual Console. In addition Pursuit has unveiled the new 31 Sport/Tender model.

“The new Pursuit series provides every boater with the opportunity to enjoy the versatility and unmatched performance from these new models,” said Arnold. “Yamaha engines have been selected specifically for each new Pursuit model.

Something for Everyone at Upcoming Winter Boat Shows

Despite the snowy winter Yarmouth Boat Yard owner Steve Arnold wants to remind Portland area boaters that the 2011 boating season is just around the corner. There are four upcoming boats shows in the Portland and Boston areas to help kick off the season. Attending a boat show is a fun way to learn about the latest marine products and services, according to Arnold.

“We’re fortunate to have a number of first-class shows in the area,” said Arnold, a former Wall Street executive who has owned and operated the Yarmouth Boat Yard since 2004. “The boat shows are a lot of fun and can be very informative for consumers.”

Visitors can attend free clinics and seminars, enjoy a chowder cook-off and even be the skipper of your own sloop at the radio controlled sailboat regatta pool.

Martel and Welch named Frank Gaziano Scholarship and Award Winners

AUGUSTA, Maine - Today, Jeffrey Kane, President of National Distributors and Frank Gaziano's son-in-law announced the winners of the Frank Gaziano High School Scholarships and Awards at a banquet at the Augusta Civic Center. South Portland's Matt Welch and Bonny Eagle's Nathan Martel were named the top high school football offensive and defensive linemen in the state because of their hard work on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. The winners received a trophy and a scholarship of $2,500. All 11 finalists were presented with a commemorative gift to honor Frank Gaziano.

"The event today is what Frank was all about. Congratulations to all 11 finalists. Each of these young men share a tremendous passion for football, their communities and all truly represent Frank's legacy.

2011 Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby

At a glance:
Date:   Saturday, January 29th
Time:  6:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location:  Crystal Lake
               North Raymond Road
               Gray, Maine
To Benefit:  USO New England
                  Maine DIF&W
                  Patriot Parents (MSAD 15)
              Media Coordinator, Tracy Scheckel

Renowned fly tiers offer free fly tying classes at L.L.Bean, January 17th and 18th

Renowned fly tiers offer free fly tying classes at L.L.Bean, January 17th and 18th

Renowned fly tiers offer free fly tying classes at L.L.Bean, January 17th and 18th
Bill Black, founder of Umpqua Feather Merchants and Ibrahim Mesinovic, innovative tier and developer of groundbreaking tying materials make special appearance in Freeport
FREEPORT, ME. January 10, 2011—For many fly anglers in Maine, wintertime means fly tying time and what better way to kickoff the wintertime tying season than with a free lesson from some of the more well-known and innovative tiers in the market. Bill Black, founder of the famous Umpqua Feather Merchants and owner of Spirit River Flies and Ibrahim Mesinovic, owner of Bug-Partz will be at L.L.Bean on January 17th and 18th at 7 p.m. to offer free tying lessons. Mesinovic is best known for the development of some groundbreaking tying materials, including a series of aquatic insect body parts that are remarkably realistic, and produce flies that look strikingly like the real thing.

The 6TH Annual Tucker's Boardercross for Cancer

The 6TH Annual Tucker's Boardercross for Cancer


Tucker Olmsted was a competitive snowboarder from Yarmouth who represented Maine in the 2003 National

Championships at Sunday River. Less than two years later, he lost a fierce battle with lymphoma at the age of

14. For the last five years, a Boardercross race and fundraiser in Tucker’s memory has been organized with

100% of the proceeds dedicated to the advancement of cancer treatment by The Maine Children’s Cancer



The first year’s Boardercross and fundraiser (2006) was a huge success, and with a goal of $3,000, nearly

$10,000 was raised. Each subsequent event has been even more successful.

SCOUTING FOR FOOD in Freeport and Pownal

The Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts of Freeport and Pownal have joined together in the month of November to fill the food pantry at Freeport Community Services.  Over the last few weeks the Boy Scouts have placed collection boxes for items at the Freeport Community Library, Freeport Town Hall, and many of the area banks and churches.  Collection boxes were also placed in the Freeport and Pownal schools. Bow Street Market hosted live food drives with not only the Boy Scouts, but also with students from the Freeport High School Rotary Interact Club for the past three weeks. 
The Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts began their efforts November 13th by going door-to-door in Freeport and Pownal, leaving bags from Shaws and flyers describing the project at each home.  The flyers asked community members to fill the bags with non-perishable food, paper goods, or personal care items.
All efforts will come together in celebration this Saturday, November 20th.