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    May 30, 2014

    Diary of a runner and his road to health

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a several-part series. The first one was published in the April 24 edition of the newspaper. Update on “The 24-day Challenge”: I have gone through the “Challenge” and come out the other side. Pounds lost were less than what I hoped for but the inches and how I felt during the process allows me to qualify this as a success. I feel good and I have also learned a lot about a …

  • Published
    April 25, 2014

    Diary of a runner and his road to health

    A couple of months ago, a friend introduced me, and the Go! Malawi runners group, to Bud Summers. Our group of runners organize local races to raise funds for Midcoast native Janet Littlefield and her Go! Malawi non-profit that serves the orphan population of Malawi, Africa. This year, the goal is to send 60 orphan children to school. In Malawi, public education ends at grade 5 and without education, these …

  • Published
    October 16, 2013

    A night to remember at Fenway Park

    Editor’s note: Reade Brower of Camden attended game two of the American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers Oct. 13 at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass. with his sons, Jesse and Lucas, as well as his sons’ friends Noah Burke, Matt Cavanaugh and Miles Davee, all Midcoast natives. The Sox won the game 6-5 in dramatic fashion, and, following a 1-0 victory in game three Oct. 15 in …

  • Published
    January 19, 2013

    My day spent running with Gary Allen — even my knuckles hurt

    “I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized, I am somebody.” — Unknown author Spending a day running with Gary Allen was like stepping into the ring with Ali; after a little sparring, he welcomed me into his world. Gary is taking on a challenge of running an average of 50 miles a day, and my decision to try and “hang with him” for a day would be painful. By the end of my day with him, my body …

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