Latest Cumberland County, Maine Stories

2014-02-13 23:21:58

Join Shawnee Peak for a night time skin to the summit on Valentine’s Day - and an action-packed vacation week. Bridgton, ME (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Ski touring and skinning, or “earning your turns”, has become an increasingly popular facet of skiing, and Shawnee Peak is embracing it by offering their first Moonlight Uphill Tour on Friday, February 14. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day under the full moon and experience a whole new way to enjoy Shawnee Peak - by skinning or...

2014-01-24 23:01:49

Shawnee Peak has fired up the snow making guns to add to an already strong base and some of the best conditions in Maine. Bridgton, ME (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 After Mother Nature threw a nasty curveball with warmer temperatures and wet precipitation, Shawnee Peak fired up the snow making guns to add to an already strong base and some of the best conditions in Maine. For the past three nights, Shawnee Peak has been making snow on Exit 48, Kancamangus, Jack Spratt, Haggett’s, Sunset...

2013-12-12 23:01:47

Bring three non-perishable items and receive $5 off your ticket. Bridgton, ME (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Saturday, December 14 is opening day at Shawnee Peak, with top-to-bottom skiing and riding anticipated. The cold temperatures have allowed for excellent snowmaking conditions, and Shawnee Peak is ready to officially kick off the 2013-2014 season. After last weekend's "soft opening" for season passholders on the Pine Quad and Rabbit Run Double Chair, Shawnee Peak has had...

2012-07-03 23:02:02

Camp Sunshine was founded in 1982 by pediatric nurse, Dorothy Jordan. It began as a summer camp for children with cancer and held its first camp in 1983 with 44 children, and started to expand to other programs in 1987 when the first Family Camp Weekend was held. Today, over 375 campers and 200 volunteers participate. While summer camp is still the largest program Camp Sunshine provides, it is only one of many recreational programs held throughout the year, including family camp weekends,...

2012-05-06 23:00:58

The city of Portland, Oregon will have an opportunity to watch the award-winning Today in America TV in the month of May. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2012 Cities are named after people or famous historical facts. However, the city of Portland, Oregon was decided by a flip of the coin. The coin which was flipped was an 1835 Liberty Head Large Cent, known as the Portland Penny. This is rather fitting for a city that is as liberal as they come and welcoming to all. Today in America TV...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.