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SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
For many years, Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) members have organized an April whitewater weekend in New Hampshire. Normally, several excellent whitewater rivers and streams in the southern central part of the state open in April offering exciting early season paddling opportunities. Popular Class III/IV runs include… Read More
    SACO — Age Friendly Saco is launching their Handyman Program throughout Saco in an effort to help residents ages 55 and older better adapt to aging in their community. Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution (SBSI) recently donated $4,000 to help fund this new program. A recent survey… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Souadabscook Stream is one of Maine’s most popular early spring whitewater runs. While most of it is located in Hampden, the source is a collection of small ponds in the Hermon area. Beginning with several miles of calm water and mild currents before arriving at Manning Mill Road,… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Skip and Jo Pendleton were members of the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) for a couple of decades. After a 65 year marriage, they both passed away last year, just a few days apart. I didn’t know Jo very well as she was… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Early spring is a time of transition for chowderheads in the Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS). Ice and snow are melting on the whitewater rivers; yet vestiges of winter remain at many preferred cross country ski areas. We often find ourselves in conflict about what choices to… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    If boomers want their futures to be different, they need to look to the past and address the pushes and pulls that shape their lives. Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    Protests and social activism were part of the lives of many baby boomers. Where did all that passion go? Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    A confession, I’m a recovering peak bagger. Defined as an attempt to reach the summit of a list of mountains, peak bagging is a great sport…if you can handle it responsibly. In New England, there are several popular mountain lists. Probably the most coveted goals are four thousand… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Just a couple of weeks ago, much of the snow had melted and it appeared an early spring was imminent. Two blockbuster storms later, we have excellent conditions for late winter cross country skiing throughout most of Maine. Mount Blue State Park offers one of… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    When Sunday River is mentioned, I suspect most people think of the ski resort. Not me. Instead, the mountain Sunday River Whitecap immediately comes to mind. Sunday River Whitecap is not part of the collection of mountains that constitute the ski resort. Rather, it is located… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    There are many situations, circumstances and experiences that can make one feel angry. It’s what we do with this anger that makes the situation worse or better. Lots people are uncomfortable with anger and as a result do their best to avoid confrontation of any kind. But… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Recent warm rainy weather has dramatically worsened ski conditions along the Maine coastal plain. Most of the quality snow is gone and ski areas like Pineland and Harris Farms have struggled to stay open. Enthusiastic about the Nordic ski workout and reluctant to let winter go, a dilemma… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Bald Mountain is perhaps the best short mountain hike in central and mid-coast Maine. One of several Bald Mountains in the state, this one is located between Ragged Mountain and Mount Megunticook in the Camden Hills Range. Not as well-known as its slightly taller counterparts, Bald is something… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Nine of us slowly ascended snow and ice covered Hamlin Ridge in one of Maine’s most remote and rugged regions, Mount Katahdin massif in Baxter State Park. Probably the only realistic opportunity to achieve our collective goal to summit the two highest points in Maine, Baxter and Hamlin… Read More
    YOUR COUNTDOWN TO RETIREMENT
    I recently traveled to Washington, DC to train and certify the first group of Your Countdown to Retirement coaches. This meant I left my 94-year-old father at home with his wonderful caregivers. I knew my absence would be stressful for my father, so I figured out ways to… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    The most exciting and challenging winter mountaineering in Maine can be found in Baxter State Park. Baxter and Hamlin Peaks on the Mount Katahdin massif are the two highest points in the state. Imposing Knife Edge connects Baxter and Pamola Peaks. Arguably the state’s most exceptional ice climbing… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Quebec is a winter wonderland where outdoor sports flourish. Skiing, skating, mountaineering and other activities abound. However, a visit has challenges. My French is not very good. Actually, that’s not true. It’s pathetic. As a defense, I’ve perfected one French phrase, “Parlez-vous Anglais?” When unaccompanied by… Read More
    SENIORS NOT ACTING THEIR AGE
    Chowderheads don’t like meetings. When Penobscot Paddle and Chowder Society (PPCS) meetings are required, members employ exceptional efforts to include recreation before reluctantly attending to business. Like any organization, the PPCS needs meetings to plan their schedule, review finances and discuss topical issues. Normally, that’s… Read More