Just that kind of day

By Beth A. Birmingham | Feb 17, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Opal Butler, 8, of Owls Head attempts a jump during a run down the sledding hill at Snow Marine Park in Rockland Feb. 17.

Rockland — The sledding hill at Snow Marine Park in Rockland was the perfect place to start February break.

With temperatures in the mid-20s, a brisk breeze and the sun — youngsters from all over congregated on the popular slope to try their hand at a number of jumps and just plain having fun in the snow.

Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

James Stevenson, 11, of Owls Head, did not fair well against this jump at Snow Marine Park Feb. 17. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Erin Stevenson, 9, Madolin Ripley, 7 and Opal Butler, 8 of Owls Head find it safer to sled linked together at Snow Marine Park Feb. 17. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Javin Seeley, 6, of Waterville, maneuvers his sled to avoid hitting the photographer during a run down the hill at Snow Marine Park Feb. 17. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Bailey Breen, 6, of South Thomaston and Taylor Frace, 6, of Owls Head lead the way down the sledding hill at Snow Marine Park Feb. 17. Awaiting their turn is Adriana Schultz-Luce, 9, of Thomaston and Mandi Karl, 9, of Warren. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Olivia Breen, 3, of South Thomaston and Elliot Frace, 2, of Owls Head get ready to take a ride down the slope at Snow Marine Park Feb. 17. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Even rolling down the hill without a sled was fun at Snow Marine Park Feb. 17. Here Madolin Ripley, 7, and Erin Stevenson, 9, of Owls Head, enjoy the sun and snow. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
A few hearty souls get set up on Chickawaukie Pond for some ice fishing Feb. 17. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: RUTH ROWLING MAXFIELD | Feb 18, 2014 16:01

How well I recall our sliding days back in the 40s & 50s.  Sometimes Warren Strreet - from North Main to Main - was closed so we kids could sled on it.  But we north-enders had all sorts of steep, treacherous trails we knew about . . that took  us right to the water's edge . . where we had many a wild ride and many a sudden spill!!  Sometimes one or the other of the roads going down to the old Lime Co. was closed for sledding too.  Thrilling days!  So glad for the youngsters now to have ideal places to slide . . . . . .

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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