Saturday, February 9, 2008

(Not) Bowled Over

This week's Maine Switch features a story about candlepin bowling in the Greater Portland area. Unfortunately, the only mention of Westbrook's Colonial Bowling Center is in the form of a complaint: The writer, Amy Martin, showed up at 4p on a day public bowling was off-limits after 3p.

Moreover, Martin erroneously claims West-Port Bowling is a candlepin alley (there seems to be a disconnect in editing, because not even the list of bowling alleys in Greater Portland accompanying her article lists West-Port as a candlepin alley) and is further ticked off by West-Port's cash-only, sorry-the-closest-ATM-is-at-Kohl's policy.

Ever the cheerleader of Westbrook (not to mention healthy self-promoter), I recommend you read this dispatch from Colonial Bowling Center. As for Martin, a game of candlepin at Colonial is on me.

Good thing she'll probably never know.

- John C.L. Morgan

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