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NORTHPORT, Maine (AP) — Parts of one of Maine's most unique resorts are going to be auctioned this week as the former Point Lookout corporate retreat is scaled back. That means four buildings and their contents, including stuffed moose and a bowling alley, will go to the highest bidder.

Point Lookout was built more than 20 years ago by the credit card company MBNA with elaborate conference spaces, a full gym, fitness center and bowling alley.

There was also an artificial turf soccer field and more than 100 log cabins on the property on Ducktrap Mountain.

Point Lookout went through several owners after MBNA was taken over by Bank of America.

The current owner decided it cost too much to operate and maintain the 387-acre resort, so the four buildings and their contents will be auctioned on Wednesday, the Bangor Daily News reported.

The auction will include office equipment, walk-in freezers and refrigerators, and an eight-lane bowling alley complete with 100 bowling balls and 150 pairs of bowling shoes, said John Bottero, auctioneer and vice president of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.

Other items include rock-climbing walls, marble and granite fixtures, indoor and outdoor furniture, tons of artwork, and a portable dance floor.

“The most fun thing we’ll be selling is three taxidermy moose," he said.

The pandemic might not seem like the best time for an auction. But Bottero said his auctions during the coronavirus pandemic have been “phenomenally successful" because antique shops and antique shows have been shut down and people are at home on their computers, which he said extends the reach of the auction.

Bidders can get into the action online or by phone. There also will be a live auction following state-mandated guidelines for social distancing during the pandemic, he said.



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Paul George and Patrick Beverley very well may have woken up a monster in Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard.

After the Clippers beat the Blazers last week, both George and Beverley did everything they could to try and troll Lillard and get inside of his head. Well, fast forward to Tuesday night, and Lillard put up a performance that will be sure to shut up the two Clippers players, as he made history in the process as well.

In Portland’s heart-stopping 134-131 win over the Dallas Mavericks, Lillard dropped a mind-numbing 61 points to lead his team to victory. It’s Lillard’s third 60-point showing this season, making him only the second player in league history to reach that mark. He joins Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlin on the list.

Dame Lillard relishes the moment after dropping 61 to move into sole possession of 8th place with one game to go. He is the only player in league history other than Wilt Chamberlain with three 60-plus point games in the same season.

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Lillard is once again in the middle of an incredible NBA campaign. Thus far in 2019-20, the Weber State product is averaging 29.3 points and eight assists per game. He’s also shooting 45.9 % from the floor and 39.3 % from 3-point land.

The NBA announced its MVP finalists last week, with LeBron James, James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo making the cut. Lillard may not have made the final three, but the statement he made with his 61-point showing against the Mavs was a fresh reminder to everyone in the league that he’s one of the best in the business.

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Between Skip Bayless, George and Beverley angering Lillard, you could tell ‘Dame’ was out to prove a point against the Mavericks. That point has most certainly been made, as Portland took down Dallas in an incredible showdown, and Lillard made some incredible history for fans across the country to enjoy too.

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