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Kelly Gunterman at Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness

Maine Pines Tennis Director, Reggie Hodges announced today that Kelly Gunterman was at Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness Sunday, January 15th for special tennis clinics and book signings. 

Kelly Gunterman has helped more than 20,000 people improve their tennis skills.  Gunterman Tennis Schools specialize in creating tailored instruction programs for people of all ages and abilities at Amelia Island Plantation in Florida and Summit Lodge in Vermont. Gunterman, is a former collegiate competitor who went on to train and teach with legends John Newcombe and Peter Burwash. 

Gunterman is also the founder of Tennis Without Borders, a not-for-profit organization that offers scholarships and assistance with school fees to young tennis students in developing countries.  Gunterman just returned from Ghana where he was providing support and working for the organization.

Kids' stolen snowmobile replaced... and then some

TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Shane and Andrew Riley got a big surprise when they returned home from school on Wednesday.

Just before Christmas, their parents, Kendra and Scott Riley, discovered the child-sized snowmobile they had bought last year was stolen out of their yard.  "Very frustrating to think that somebody would clearly know that was a child's, a small child's snowmobile and take it for themselves or take it for money, just really made us angry."

Fire under investigation in Bath

BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police are investigating the cause of a fire in Bath.

 Firefighters were called to the scene at "Maritime Apartments" on Windjammer Way just after 11:30 last night.

 It took fire crews about an hour to get the flames under control. The fire did destroy one building. Two nearby buildings were also damaged.

Nobody was hurt.

 

Development leaders blame tax credit program for loss of Kestrel jobs

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine's Economic development commissioner says state government did everything it could to attract Kestrel Aircraft to build its manufacturing plant in Brunswick. But in the end the company chose to build it in Wisconsin instead, creating an estimated 300 to 600 jobs in that state.

When the company first proposed setting up at Brunswick Landing, Kestrel was offering just the kind of jobs Maine wants. But Kestrel also needed up to 100 million dollars to start up production. And it turned out Maine wasn't able to help the company find that money quickly enough to land all the jobs. Wisconsin was able to provide the needed financing, so Kestrel went West.

Fit at Five: sheJAMS

It's a new year with new goals to set. The 2012 race season is already getting started with endless possibilities to challenge you. On this Fit at Five we check out the benefits of joining a club to train for an event. These women are not only gaining new friendships, but gaining confidence as well.

The woman's social club sheJAMS is now in it's third season in helping women train to cross the finish line. The four founders of sheJAMS, all certified triathlon coaches, realized that most women don't want to train for these events alone. The club has truly taken off and now has over 100 members from all across the state. There is a fee to join the club, but there are perks to being a member. With the membership you get discounts on clothing, wetsuits, and have access to the training groups.

Kestrel to build factory in Wisconsin

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An aircraft manufacturing company has decided to build its factory in Wisconsin instead of Maine. Kestrel Aircraft was the first major tenant for Brunswick Landing, the site of the former Naval Air Station. The company has been doing research and development for its newly-designed corporate airplane from offices in a hangar at the former base.