Maine Forensics Association Hosts 2012 State Tournament

The Maine Forensics Association is hosting the 2012 State Tournament on January 28 at Brunswick High School featuring Maine’s Poet Laureate Wesley McNair as guest speaker.

The tournament, a culmination of a five month competitive season, draws over 20 schools and nearly 300 students from across Maine to compete in 13 speech categories, two debate categories, and Congressional Debate. Debate will feature two topics of current interest particularly in Maine: the costs versus benefits of higher education, and the morality of deadly force in cases of repeated domestic violence. Competition begins at 9 a.m. Mr. McNair is scheduled to present at 5:30 p.m.

The Maine Forensic Association oversees speech and debate tournaments throughout the state. Recognized by the National Forensic League, National Catholic Forensic League, and Maine Principals' Association, MFA membership is open to all Maine high schools.

Wednesday - January 25, 2012


Olympian Julia Clukey is partnering with the Kennebec Valley YMCA to host a summer camp for girls.  Julia Clukey's Camp for Girls will be held June 20-30 at Camp KV in Readfield.  The 10 day summer camp is designed for girls ages 8-11 as a place to develop self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle.  The camp will feature a wide range of activities including swimming, kayaking, hiking, nature walks, field sports, arts and crafts, theater, and music.  The cost for the camp will be $299 for YMCA members, $350 for non-members.

Julia Clukey finished 17th at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in 2010.  She's hoping to compete in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

For more information on Julia Clukey and the summer camp click here:  JULIA CLUKEY


Leukemapalooza Benefit Kickoff


Maine musician Christian Cuff's brother and bandmate, Jacob, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December.  Jacob Cuff does not have health insurance and is facing some major medical bills.  Christian Cuff is organizing a number of benefit concerts to help raise money for his brother's care and to try and get him health insurance.

The first concert of the Leukemapalooza Benefit Series will take place at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland on Friday, January 27th at 8:00 PM.  There will be both a silent auction and a concert featuring the newly formed band ANNA, comprised of members of Gypsy Tailwind and fronted by Anna Lombard, as well as Lyle Divinsky and Model Airplane, joined by their horn section and a few special guests.

The music of Joe Gallant on 207


Singer/Songwriter Joe Gallant has shared stages with The Mallett Brothers Band, Zach Jones, Marior Grace and Eric Bettencourt.  His latest album is called "My Own Divide."  Gallant will be performing at The Hive in Kennebunk on Friday, January 27th at 7:30 PM; at The Frontier Cafe in Brunswick on Saturday, January 28th at 8:00 PM and at Empire Dine and Dance in Portland on Sunday, February 5th at 9:30 PM.

For more information on Joe Gallant click here:  JOE GALLANT 


Pats vs. Giants: A lovers' quarrel

TOPSHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- In less than two weeks, the Patriots and the Giants face off in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl championship. Of course, among all of the Patriots fans, there are a number of Giants fans in New England.



Among them, Larry Moore... his wife, Sara, is a Patriots fan. This will be their second Super Bowl together watching their respective teams fight for the win.

The two own Music & Moore in Topsham.  In 2008, Sara had to wear a Giants jersey to work when the pats lost. This year, she hopes for redemption. Both say the key to keeping their marriage happy during the game is keeping each other's feelings in check. 

Fit at Five: Changes in the workplace

Last year we introduced you to Judy Anderson, and her weight loss program she created. On this Fit at Five we show you how a member from the Changes program has taken their success and is now inspiring others. Charlie Gagnon has lost 83 pounds through Changes and has cut his prescriptions down from 11 to 5!

"You know I get up in the morning now, and I feel great!"

His success has lead to "changes" in his workplace. The president of National Distributors felt that it would be a good idea to make enhancements to the company's wellness program. They now offer incentives to employees to earn cash back for adopting healthy habits. They can even earn up to $210 a year just by lowering their BMI.

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.