Sideline Stories

Sideline Stories: Rob Lavoie, Gorham Trails

Before temporarily stepping down in 2019 to focus on my young family and business, I had spent the previous six years as the lead for the local group of trail builders and advocates in and around the town…

Sideline Stories: Adventure Local Maine

Looking to spend more time outside this season? Stay close to home and explore all our state has to offer! Adventure Local Maine lists outdoor businesses offering adventure ideas and tips on how to recreate responsibly. This great…

Sideline Stories: Jerry LeVasseur, Maine Senior Games

Life is Good A competitive runner may win their age group the majority of the time. They may win national titles and even medals in international events. They may have received awards and even been inducted into Halls…

Sideline Stories: Bri Dostie, Confluence Collective

Maine has 2,600+ lakes and ponds…without names. Waters you’ve never heard of because we just don’t talk about them, or don’t have the language to identify them aside from typical Mainer directions of “off the logging road with…

Sideline Stories: Coach Armstrong, Maine Mariners

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, I grew up in a family of five. And, by that, I mean a family of five skaters; my Dad was a hockey player and my mom is in her 40th year of…

Shannon Bryan group kayak adventure Sideline Stories: FitMaine Shannon Bryan

Ropes courses, railbikes, and alpaca yoga. There’s no shortage of adventure around here, and it’s been my goal to discover and write about all of it on fitmaine.com. From challenging hikes and spectacular summits to easy-going sunset paddles…

Amanda Brett at the free throw line Sideline Stories: Amanda Brett

I knew I wanted to play basketball ever since I could remember. Sports and physical activity was always something I was surrounded by growing up. I remember shooting outside with my parents and sister often and noticed that…

Chris Cameron at Hadlock Field Sideline Stories: Chris Cameron

Growing up in Brunswick, I had a passion for the game of baseball.  Like many boys growing up, I had a dream of playing professional baseball.  It wouldn’t take long to realize that I did not possess the…

Sideline Stories: Rubys on the Road

In the fall of 2016, before our first child was to be born that December, we came up with what we thought was a silly “family” mission. What was it? Visit every state park in Maine as a…