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Storyteller Antonio Rocha

posted Apr 11, 2019, 6:15 AM by Tammy Tarling

CNYLL Junior and Senior League

posted Apr 11, 2019, 6:13 AM by Tammy Tarling

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Little League is excited to announce the creation of a new Division within its Little League association, CNYLL Junior and Senior League

Registration is NOW Open at www.cnyll.com!

The season will run from mid to late May through the first week of July, and games will be played on a full sized diamond, with home games at the GMS field. These leagues will be replacing CNY Babe Ruth.

So, sign up and be one of the first to play in our new leagues!

If you have any questions, feel free to respond to this email, or contact:
And finally, for more information about these leagues, and how/why they came to be, keep reading...

This Division is intended to replace the previous league available to 13 - 15 year olds, Cumberland/North Yarmouth Babe Ruth.  That league was affiliated with the National Babe Ruth organization, an independent league not associated with Little League.  Cumberland/North Yarmouth Babe Ruth was in existence for several years, but problems were experienced with regard to some league coordination with the “Northern” teams, and the coaches were not fully satisfied having our 13-year old players playing on a full-sized field for the first time, facing pitchers who were mostly 15 years old and had been on the larger field for 2 or 3 years.   Also, this new league will add a year of eligibility for 16 year olds.

For that reason, coaches from Freeport, Yarmouth, Gray-New Gloucester met over the winter and took advantage of the opportunity to move into the National Little League organization, with the Junior/Senior League Division.  Interestingly, we have CNYLL Board members who are familiar with the Little League Junior/Senior League format from coaching and playing in that Division in the mid-1990's and into the early 2000's.  In fact, in 1998, a CNYLL team played in the State finals, but lost to a combined Auburn/Lewiston team.  Miles Hunt, pitching coach for the Greely Varsity Baseball team, was a pitcher/first baseman on that team!  

Now that we are organized under the National Little League organization, we will not only have the advantage of playing within a large, international organization and with the very strong local Division, "District Six" organized out of Westbrook, but we will also have the advantage of playing stronger teams in Southern Maine, to include Portland, South Portland and Falmouth, together with old rivals, Freeport, Yarmouth and G/NG.  That will keep our games closer to home, while also improving the quality of play, overall.      

Most importantly, Little League divides its leagues above the Little League 9 -12 Division into two groups, Junior League, which is for league age 13 - 14 year olds, and Senior League, which is for 15 - 16 year olds.  It is possible for players in these Divisions to "play up" and conversely, to "play down" depending upon their skill level, but any player "playing down" will not be eligible to pitch.  That will ensure that players of similar age are pitching to their age peers.  This was seen as a major safety improvement for all players, while preserving the opportunity for growth as a player throughout the season.

As you may know, national Little League modified its age levels several years ago, and so a player’s "League Age" is the age they are as of August 31st of the year of play.  This will add an opportunity for more children to continue to play in an appropriate competitive league.

Come join our new league!  Sign up today at www.cnyll.com

Sounds of Silence Sign Language Classes

posted Apr 11, 2019, 5:43 AM by Tammy Tarling




**NEW ADULT CLASSES** (Ages 18+)


5:45-6:45 p.m.         ADULT SOS 1 (Beginners)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.      ADULT SOS 2 (Prerequisite:  Adult SOS 1)

DATES: 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10

If you are considering this journey, which has been a lifelong dream of mine, I know you will not only be impressed with Robin’s dedication to this language, but also with the love and caring she brings to her students.  While learning comes easily to the young, at age sixty-one I made the decision to fulfill my longtime desire to speak in sign.  Robin is a patient and supportive advocate to ANYONE who wants to know this beautiful language.  With love and full recommendation, I encourage you to join Robin’s community of students.  This has been a fascinating undertaking for me, and I know your experience will be as rich as mine. — Current Adult Student



DATES:  4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11

            INCLUDES CLASSES + VARIOUS PERFORMANCES (Performances include a National Anthem performance at a Portland Sea  Dogs game!)

I can’t say enough good things about SOS and Mrs. Sidders.  My daughter is happy and engaged and learning so much. — Parent Off Student

My son has gained a great grasp on ASL, but the ramifications have been much greater.  His self confidence has sky rocketed!” — Parent Of Student

Register online at https://www.cumberlandmaine.com/recreation

Questions? Email Instructor at robinsidders@gmail.com

Register for Cumberland/North Yarmouth Little League, deadline April 15th

posted Apr 11, 2019, 5:40 AM by Tammy Tarling

There is still time to register your player for Cumberland/North Yarmouth Little League!  Deadline is fast approach on April 15, so don’t delay, go to www.cnyll.com and register today!


Opening Day will feature a parade and will take place on April 27. 


If you have questions or concerns about this request, please either reach out to me, or to the CNYLL President, Heath McArthur (hmacarthur@certify.com ) and thank you both for always being so helpful to our Booster groups.

Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust invites you to join us for our Annual Frog Night

posted Apr 3, 2019, 9:40 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 9:47 AM ]

Join us on a night in April for this exciting annual event to witness, and if necessary, help our local frogs and salamanders get safely across Range Road from the Rines Forest as they awaken from winter and migrate to CCLT's Frog Pond and Salamander Swamp to mate and lay eggs.

One of the first true signs of spring is the sound of frogs. The sights and sounds of these vibrant wetlands are one of the greatest spectacles in Maine's natural world. We have a vital breeding habit in Cumberland at the CCLT Frog Pond and Salamander Swamp and your participation helps the frogs and salamanders safely travel from the Rines Forest across Range Road!

Since we must wait for nature to tell us when this is going to happen, please RSVP with your interest and we will provide updates as the conditions get closer and on the night the migration begins! The frog activity should occur on a rainy evening in April when temperatures are around 45-50 degrees and the ice has melted on the pond.


It's Soccer Registration Time!

posted Apr 3, 2019, 9:25 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 9:28 AM ]

Cumberland Soccer Club's Fall 2019 Registration is now open.  CSC offers a travel soccer program for Cumberland and  North Yarmouth residents for incoming (Fall 2019) grades 3 - 8.  To register click on the link below or visit the CSC Website for more information:  www.cumberlandsoccerclub.com

Registration will close on April 30.

Casco Bay CAN: April Tip of the Month

posted Mar 28, 2019, 5:36 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Mar 28, 2019, 5:37 AM ]

Join storyteller Valerie Tutson: A Change is Coming Soon - March 30th

posted Mar 28, 2019, 5:31 AM by Tammy Tarling

April Vacation Spring Baseball Clinic

posted Mar 18, 2019, 6:14 AM by Tammy Tarling   [ updated Mar 18, 2019, 6:15 AM ]

Grades K-8th (Groups will be split up by grade)

Coach: Derek Soule, GHS Varsity Baseball Coach, Staff & Members of the Varsity Team

The clinic will focus on:

• Hitting fundamentals/ Proper Throwing Techniques

• Fielding Skills & Daily Games!

The clinic will be coached by Greely Varsity Coach Derek Soule and high school players. Players will be grouped by age/grade and rotate between a series of hitting, throwing, fielding and running stations with daily games.

Monday–Friday, April 15-19
Greely Middle School Baseball Field/GHS Gym 9am–12 noon
Fee: $95 res/ $105 non-res

You can register online or in person through Cumberland Recreation.

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