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Eastern Trail Alliance E-News April 2019

We know we said we were only going to have quarterly E-news mailings, but we are SO excited about everything that has happened since our last communication!

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2nd Annual Taste of the Town Gala a Huge Success!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Taste of the Town Gala at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough on April 6th. Everyone enjoyed delicious samples from local restaurants and businesses, the lively silent auction and the music of the Time Pilots! The event raised more than $11,000 which will be used to support our trail development campaigns.
A special thanks to our Major Event Sponsor –
Scott and Sunny Townsend Team

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3rd Annual John Andrews Memorial 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, May 18th – 9:00 am
Sponsored by:
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Lace up your running shoes and meet us at O'Reilly's Cure for our 3rd Annual John Andrews Memorial 5k Run/Walk in honor of John Andrews, Eastern Trail founder, mentor, and friend who passed away in February 2017.
Registration fees are $20 prior to the event, $25 on the day of the event.


For those over 21, one beer is included with registration fee.

Go here for more information and to register for the 5k

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2019 Eastern Trail Alliance Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:00 – 8:00PM
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre
Please join the ETA Board of Trustees to discuss the “Close the Gap” construction timeline and recent developments as we continue the trail south through Kennebunk toward South Berwick.
Light appetizers provided; cash bar available.
ALL are invited; however space is limited.
RSVP by April 29 to

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All of these events, AND more can be found on our online Events Page


Sunday, April 28 – Scarborough Marsh clean up day
Wednesday, May 8 – ETA Annual Meeting- Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, Arundel
Saturday, May 183rd Annual John Andrews 5K
Saturday, May 18 – Biddeford & Scarborough Full Moon Walks
Monday, May 27Snow Egret 5K
Saturday, June 29 – AARP, Bicycle Coalition of Maine and ETA walk/ride on the trail
Saturday, September 716th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride – ETA Fundraiser


Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for Event updates!

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Onion Foundation awards Eastern Trail Alliance $10,000 for Kiosk Project

2019 is the year for updating and refreshing our kiosks along the trail. With the help from the Onion Foundation and one outstanding grant application, a team of volunteers will begin the process of updating our kiosks. Our goal is to provide fresh content and maps and include local and historical information for our trail users to enjoy. In addition to our wonderful Kiosk volunteers, we are also partnering with MECA (Maine College of Art) to help with our content. We are very excited about this project and will provide updates along the way.
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South Portland Boys & Girls Club, Community Bicycle Center and Eastern Trail work to bring younger people to the experience the Eastern Trail and enjoy the outdoors!

The Eastern Trail Alliance, Community Bicycle Center in Biddeford and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s South Portland Club have joined forces to introduce pre-teens and teens to the wonders of the Eastern Trail by teaching the mechanics of bike repair and providing bikes on which to ride the trail.

It all began last summer when ETA Ambassador Ed Hoell expressed interest in starting a biking program for members of the Boys & Girls Club. A subsequent conversation with then ETA executive director Carole Brush led Ed, who was a recent transplant to Maine, to Community Bicycle Center (CBC) in order to learn about current curricula dealing with bike safety and maintenance. The ETA was happy to promote the many joys of the Trail to a new generation. The fact that the Trail is a mere 50 feet from the Club’s back door only added to the possibilities of the partnership. Introducing members to the extensive trail system in South Portland will be the beginning of trail activities that last a lifetime.

Read the full article here on the ET web site.

Get Fit to Blaze the Trail!

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Want to get in shape, have a chance at winning some great prizes all while raising important funds to support the Eastern Trail's efforts to blaze new trail to the south?
Click below to see how GoZone Fitness in Scarborough can help you do all of it!
Go here for more information and to sign up!

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 We received a wonderful email from P. Jones of Scarborough this week:
“I rode my bike today on the Eastern trail off Blackpoint Rd. Going thru the marsh. Two young people were sitting on side of trail and gave me a long stem yellow rose.”
We do not know who those wonderful young people were, but what a wonderful gesture!

We hope you will join us this year for our
16th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride!
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What a great way to spend a beautiful fall day on the coast of Maine.
Invite your friends, your family members, church groups, book clubs, classmates, class reunions or whomever you’d like to ride with.

We love groups!  Contact us for more group information at
Interested in volunteering? Go here for more information and to sign up.

Also, visit our MLR Facebook Page and our MLR Instagram page


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The 2019 Maine Lighthouse Ride Bike Jersey is available for ordering now!
Available in both male and female, short and long sleeve versions
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Be part of the ETA Team!


We really would love your help!

  • Ambassador Program
  • Event Representative
  • Fundraising
  • Brochure Distribution
  • Maine Lighthouse Ride – Sept 2019
  • JRA 5K Run – May 2019
  • Maine Marathon Volunteer – Oct 2019
  • Newsletter articles 
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(n) Being part of a group
There is no doubt the Eastern Trail is a wonderful resource in all our lives – but we need your support. Becoming a member of the ETA not only supports this vision, but also helps with the construction of future miles, maintenance, safety, and enjoyment for generations to come.
For the price of a good meal, or a family going to a movie, your membership can help us achieve our goal of 65 miles of off road trail.

Please join the Eastern Trail Alliance.

Check out the always-improving look and content of our website. Lots of information about events and opportunities to enjoy, promote and help build the trail.

Join us on Facebook!

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