Youth Baseball Fields: Win One, Lose One

ROWLEY – It’s win one, lose one in youth baseball fields here. The town has decommissioned the field and taken down the fence at the baseball field next to one of the water wells on Rte. 133 behind TD Bank. The Rowley Water Department now manages that land and plans...

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Hockey East Builds Amesbury’s Hockey Brand

AMESBURY – Maples Crossing, the business and hospitality center built on youth hockey, is just beginning construction, but already it is making this city, the home of the first professional hockey team, a destination for hockey enthusiasts. Hockey East Assn., which...

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Pickleball Draws a Crowd

REGIONAL – If your feet are moving a little slower, but you still love to play competitively, you may want to try one of the country’s fastest growing sports, known by the odd name of pickleball. Like FlingGolf is reinventing traditional golf, pickleball, as player...

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Mike Wilson Arrives Home to Newburyport Sunday

NEWBURYPORT – After running more than 3,000 miles from the west coast, Mike Wilson will arrive Sunday afternoon, August 22 on the Merrimack River waterfront. If you want to join him on his last 38 miles from Boston Common on his Run Across America to raise money for...

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Mike Wilson’s Final Dash for Home

HAPPY VALLEY, PA – Mike Wilson made it to Penn State University last week, not to attend college, but just passing through on his Run Across America to raise money for two cancer organizations. He expects to arrive on the Merrimack Waterfront on Sunday afternoon, Aug....

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Mike Wilson Has 711 Miles to Run

MANSFIELD, OH – Mike Wilson stopped his Run Across America briefly this week to take a tour of the Ohio State Reformatory, the site where one of his favorite films, The Shawshank Redemption, was shot. He was surprised to find the prison and other scenes from the film...

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Yankee Homecoming Kicks Off Again

NEWBURYPORT — If the huge volume of traffic flowing into this seaport town and the number of blue-and-white flags waving on front porches over the last few days are indicators of the crowds the reborn Yankee Homecoming will attract this week, the 63-year-old festival...

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Mike Wilson Has Only 1,000 Miles To Run

OSWEGO, IL – Mike Wilson lost a tooth as he ran across Illinois last week. It was not the first time he had lost that tooth. Twenty years ago, he fell off a boat and knocked out it and two other teeth. As Mike runs the last 1,000 miles of his Run Across America, he...

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Mike Wilson Crosses the Mississippi River

The Illinois-Iowa Border – Mike Wilson dodged several tornadoes last week in Iowa as he excitedly crossed the Mississippi River at Clinton, IA, into Illinois, roughly halfway across the country on his Run Across America. Mike is running across America from Oregon to...

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