A belt from The Belted Cow and throwing a Frisbee are a few ways to enjoy Maine this month.
If you are unearthing your Nantucket reds for summer sailing, consider adding a belt from The Belted Cow (305 Rte. 1, Yarmouth, 207-846-3364), a Yarmouth company started by Jim and Elizabeth Taylor in 2004. The belts come in every Maine pattern imaginable, from lobsters, crabs, and fish, to golfers, seashells, and sailboats - all designed by local artists. Try the Eric Hopkins Islands design (pictured below) and 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Island Institute. Stop in at the Yarmouth factory store, go online at beltedcow.com, or search out the products at the Holms Store in Northeast Harbor, the Admiral's Buttons in Camden, the House of Logan in Boothbay, or Archipelago in Rockland. Other products include totes, key chains, flip-flops, and even a matching leash and collar for your pooch!
FRISBEE FOR EVERYONE
The quintessential intramural college sport has gone mainstream.
Want proof? Join up with Portland Ultimate, the ultimate Frisbee league that has grown from forty to six hundred people since Alex Pozzy started it in 1993. With games twice a week at the Wainwright Athletic Complex in South Portland or the Cumberland Fairgrounds, the thirty-two coed teams compete in eighteen regular season matches culminating in a championship tournament. No experience is necessary, and you just have to be fifteen to play. So whether you're a championship player or a beginner, fifteen or fifty, you, too, can throw a Frisbee - and enjoy the ample social networking benefits - of this growing group. The season kicks off this month, but you can join any time by going to www.portlandultimate.com