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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2012

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2012

Since 1997, the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen For the Cure has worked tirelessly toward the goal of ending breast cancer.  The Bangor Race for the Cure is the original Race for Maine!  Raise money, awareness, and support for women (and men) undergoing treatment for breast cancer and for survivors.  Many participants walk or run in memory of a loved one who lost their battle with cancer - they are not done with the fight!

For much more information about the Race, signup, volunteering, etc, go to KomenMaine.org

Local company invents Zero G soccer trainer

CUMBERLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Soccer has always been the world's game. Now, Maine has a reason to be recognized globally.

It's all thanks to the innovation and development by Variable Gravity Products, a company based in Cumberland that also manufactures in Kennebunk. Their Zero G (gravity) soccer trainer has been apart of the online market for a little over year and is one of the best selling products when it comes to soccer training.

The item is targeted for youth soccer players (approximately 8 million registered in the US). It allows children to adjust the settings for a ball attached to bar being offset by weights. Chief Innoventer Steven Leen refers to it as "training wheels for your feet." The more a child can get comfortable with the trainer the more they can increase the rate of gravity until there's no resistance at all.

Lobster Bowl Post Game and Highlights

Biddeford, ME (NEWS CENTER) - The 2013 Lobster Bowl hung in the balance under the threat of severe weather coming through Maine Saturday afternoon. Fortunately for the thousands of fans and over 100 football players, cheerleaders and coaches, the weather held off and a GREAT game went off without a hitch.

The East All-Stars took home the trophy with a 28-13 victory over the West Squad at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford. East MVP, Mt. Blue quarterback Jordan Whitney threw for 2 TD's while Fitzpatrick Trophy winner, Cheverus's Donald Goodrich finished his high school football career by taking home the West MVP.

Lobster Bowl prepares for possible weather issues Saturday

BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Saturday will mark the 24th time Maine high school football and cheerleader All-Stars take to the field in support of the Maine Shriners. The Shriners have put on the Maine Lobster Bowl each of the last 24 years to raise money and awareness for the 22 Shrine Hospitals for Children across the US, Canada and Mexico.

This year, the Lobster Bowl may have another hurdle to jump over...the weather. NEWS CENTER's Keith Carson is calling for severe weather coming through the area around the time of the event. Gates open most of the day for other events and kickoff is slated for 4PM at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford. The Lobster Bowl Committee has asked everyone who plans on attending to look at some safety precautions they are putting in place for the worst case scenario.

Lobster Bowl Preview Interviews

HEBRON, ME (NEWS CENTER) - With over 10 practices under their belt, the Maine high school football all stars get ready for the 24th Lobster bowl to be played Saturday at 4PM at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford. The game has been held for 24 years to support the Kora Temple Shriners Children's Hospitals.

Maine lessons from Sandy's destructive path

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- It was standing room only during a panel discussion on lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy at the 13th annual Maine Beaches Conference at Southern Maine Community College.

"It might not happen in our lifetimes, I don't know that that is the new normal, but what I think is very important is to take a look at what worked, and what didn't work," stated Jay Tanski, a coastal geologist with the New York Sea Grant Program.

Tanski says Maine is ahead of other states because it already has a monitoring program to help develop understanding of what changes are occurring along our coastline.

He says officials at all levels of government need to be gathering information and making informed decisions with the data they are gathering.

"You have to be willing to change on the fly as you get more information," he said.