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Fit at Five: Walk Across America

You never know where the road will take you and for Bernie McDonald that's okay. He is going to enjoy his journey one step at a time.

"I'm just a curious guy and I travel around out of curiosity. You learn a lot about people and life by walking through places."

Over the next year Bernie plans to walk across the country sharing his love of yoga in different communities, building awareness of living a healthy lifestyle, and to help raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. His journey began on August 25th in Portland and in two weeks he has already he has made the trek 94 miles to Salem Massachusetts. His route is based on the networks of people in the yoga community he meets along the way. You can follow his journey and learn how to make donations through his Berndog Yoga Facebook page. We have posted a link for more information.

USATHSS Fifth Quarter Week 1 Football Play of the Week nominees

(NEWS CENTER) - Week one is in the books and after the dust is settled, the NEWS CENTER staff picked the 5 best plays we saw on Friday and Saturday.

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While you are there, we have some other active polls we'd love for you to vote on. We are very interested in your opinions.

Fifth Quarter, Week One: Full Show

(NEWS CENTER) - Lee Goldberg, Csaba Sukosd, and Jessica Gagne have the highlights from 15 games across Maine, including the upset of top-ranked Thornton Academy, plus the rest of the scores from around the state.

T.A. unanimous #1 in 'Fifth Quarter' preseason poll

(NEWS CENTER) - The Thornton Academy Trojans open 2013 the way they ended 2012:  on top.  The reigning Class 'A' champs (11-1 in 2012) were a unanimous selection to as the number one team in the 'Fifth Quarter' preseason poll. 

The team in second is the program that finished second to T.A. in the 2012 Western Maine final:  Cheverus (10-1 in 2012). 

The Portland Bulldogs (6-4), who lost to Cheverus in the Western Maine semifinals came in at third. 

In fourth, are the 2012 runners-up in Eastern Maine Class 'A', the Cony Rams.  Cony finished last season with a record of 8-3.

The team they lost to, the two-team reigning Eastern Maine champs from Lawrence are fifthy.  The boys from Fairfield have been bumped to 'B' with the expansion to a four-class system. 

EEE forces York high school athletics to make changes

YORK, ME (NEWS CENTER) - York High School is taking extra precautions to assure its students are not affected by the EEE virus. 

Three different pools of water in York County have tested positive for EEE in the past few weeks.  Because of that, the school has decided to reschedule any night game to the day through the end of September. 

One football game will be affected, the September 27th game against Mt. Blue.  A number of soccer games and other sports will have to be rescheduled as well.

Old Mill, new business

SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The first business has moved in to an old mill in Sanford that was in such bad disrepair, the city took it by eminent domain 6 years ago.

Saundarya Hair Salon and Day Spa is the first tenant at 16 Washington Street, a building that was once part of the Goodall Mill complex. After the city cleaned up the property, developer Northland Enterprises bought it in 2011, giving it a new roof, new floors, new windows, and a new mission.
There's 22,000 square feet of commercial space downstairs and 36 apartments upstairs.

Josh Benthien, co-owner of Northland Enterprises said, "A number of people have said this to us. 'We saw the mills close. We never thought anything would come of them. And this is a gem. And this mill has come back to life.' And that to us feels really good. "