Fit at Five: Yoga For Athletes

There has been a lot of talk in the media over the past couple months about yoga and the possible dangers it has when it comes to injury. This Fit at Five focuses on the positive impact yoga can have on your life. We take a look at how athletes are benefiting from yoga. Helping them perform better and avoid injury.

Terry Cockburn of the Freeport Yoga Company has been working with the Bowdoin Women's Basketball Team for the past couple seasons. She is able to base their yoga practices on where they are in the season. Their coach first decided that yoga would be a good fit for the women after she witnessed some career ending injuries on the team. Since adding yoga to their training the team has been injury free.

Sculptor John Bisbee


John Bisbee is a sculptor known for his work with 12 inch spikes, or nails.  He creates massive installations that can weigh several tons.  Bisbee is also a Lecturer in Art at Bowdoin College.

For more information click here:  JOHN BISBEE


Search continues for Brunswick man

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The family of a missing man from Brunswick is trying to get the word out about his disappearance.

33-year old Jason Reil has schizophrenia, and the last time anyone in his family heard from him was on January 12th. Saturday, his family and other volunteers gathered in Scarborough to pass out flyers. The group said a short prayer and released balloons carrying one of the flyers. When Reil went missing, he had not been taking the medication that helps him control his delusions.

Jason Reil is 6 feet tall and 170 pounds.He has scars on his wrists and on his right eyebrow. He has a dragon tattoo on his left arm. Most recently he had a shaved head and a brown goatee.

If you have seen him, you are asked to give the Brunswick Police Department a call at 725-6620.






New Architectural Exhibition at the Farnsworth: The Homestead Project

On Saturday, March 24, the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, will open an exhibition of architectural designs in the museum’s Crosman gallery entitled The Homestead Project —a Residence Reimagined. The Homestead Project, which will run through September 23, 2012, features the designs of principals of ten architectural firms, including Henry N. Cobb of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects, New York. The opening will be celebrated at a members-only preview and reception on Friday, March 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

When the Farnsworth family moved in 1850 from Thomaston to their new home in Rockland, the move signified an embrace of contemporary architecture of the period and, up until the time of William Farnsworth’s death in 1876, an even deeper embrace of period art and design in the interior of what has become known as the Farnsworth Homestead.

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is  Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is

Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

The clinical laboratory at Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized nationally and recertified for excellence in services by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The notification of certification followed an on-site inspection of Mid Coast’s facilities and equipment.

“The CAP review examines all of the records, processes, and quality control procedures of the laboratory during the proceeding two years and evaluates the competency and education of the staff and its overall management,” explained Sue Ross, MT(HEW), Laboratory Director.

“The high level of knowledge, skill, and commitment of all the laboratory professionals here at Mid Coast is the reason we are able to meet the stringent standards of the College,” she said.

81st Annual Maine Drama Festival

In the upcoming weeks, over 2000 students from 70 high schools will be preparing for the 81st  Annual Maine Drama Festival.  
March 9-10, at eight regional competitions across the State, schools will present plays ranging from the classics to original student-written plays.  Schools compete in two classes: Class A (over 550 students) and Class B (less than 550 students). 

At each of the regional competitions, a panel of three judges will decide which performances advance to the State Finals (March 23-24).  The Class A finals will be held at Falmouth High School and Class B will be held at Yarmouth High School.  The outstanding performance at each State Final will be nominated by the judges to participate in the New England Drama Festival (April 26-28 in Guilford, N.H.)

The performance schedules for each of the regional sites will be available on the Maine Drama Council website 

Wycoff's bail set at $100K in stabbing case

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) -- A Bath man accused of what police call a "vicious" knife attack on his girlfriend has been ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Matthew Wycoff appeared in court Wednesday via video conference from jail. The Bangor Daily News reports he said little except for a series of affirmative responses to questions from the judge about his legal rights and the charges against him.
Prosecutors say the victim was stabbed about the neck and shoulders Monday with a steak knife and is lucky to be alive.

Police say an argument between the 28-year-old Wycoff and the 38-year-old woman escalated when he grabbed the knife and stabbed her until the blade broke.

Police say the victim was taken to Maine Medical Center where she is in serious condition but expected to survive.