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Members of the public and invited guests stand in the grand hall of the U.S. Custom House in Portland Thursday. The U.S. General Services Administration unveiled the newly renovated Custom House, on Fore Street, and offered Portland residents a rare look inside of one of the city’s oldest federal buildings. (CRAIG LYONS PHOTO)

Bedouin tales Star Trek mania — See Telly

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Robinson, page 4

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From predator to friend

(NY Times) — Imagine a wolf catching a Frisbee a dozen times in a row, or leading police officers to a stash of cocaine, or just sleeping peacefully next to you on your couch. It’s a stretch, to say the least. Dogs may have evolved from wolves, but the minds of the two canines are profoundly different. Dog brains have become exquisitely tuned to our own. Scientists are now zeroing in on some of the genes that were crucial to the rewiring of dog brains. Their results are fascinating, and not only because they can help us understand how dogs turned into man’s best friend. They may also teach us something about the evolution of our own brains: Some of the genes that evolved in dogs are the same ones that evolved in us. To trace the change in dog brains, scientists have first had to work out how dog breeds are related to one another, and how they’re all related to wolves. Ya-Ping Zhang, a geneticist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has led an international network of scientists who have compared pieces of DNA from different canines. They’ve come to the conclusion that wolves started their transformation into dogs in East Asia. Those early dogs then spread to other parts of the world. Many of the breeds we’re most familiar with, like German shepherds and golden retrievers, emerged only in the past few centuries.


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Obama to name budget official as acting I.R.S. chief WASHINGTON (NY Times) — President Obama is naming Daniel I. Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, to be the new acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the White House announced Thursday. Werfel, who currently manages much of the day-to-day operations at the budget office, will replace Steven Miller, the departing interim director of the agency, who is at the heart of the controversy over the I.R.S.’s targeting of conservative groups.

The announcement from the White House said Werfel would begin his new job on May 22. “Danny has proven an effective leader who serves with professionalism, integrity and skill,” Obama said in the statement. “The American people deserve to have the utmost confidence and trust in their government, and as we work to get to the bottom of what happened and restore confidence in the I.R.S., Danny has the experience and management ability necessary to lead the agency at this important time.”

Another top official at the I.R.S. also announced his departure Thursday. Joseph Grant, the commissioner of the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, said he would retire on June 3, according to an internal memo sent to agency employees. As one of the top officials at the budget office, Werfel has been the administration’s point man on one of the thorniest political problems in the last six months: the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.

Pills tracked from doctor to Attack on U.S. military patient to aid drug marketing in Kabul kills at least 16

(NY Times) — In the old days, sales representatives from drug companies would chat up local pharmacists to learn what drugs doctors were prescribing. Now such shoulder-rubbing is becoming a quaint memory — thanks to vast databases of patient and doctor information being used by pharmaceutical companies to market drugs. The information allows drug makers to know which drugs a doctor is prescribing and how that compares to a colleague across town. They know whether patients are filling their prescriptions — and refill-

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KABUL, Afghanistan (NY Times) — A Toyota Corolla packed with explosives rammed a pair of American military vehicles in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Thursday, setting off a blast that killed at least 16 people, including 6 American military advisers, and shook the relative calm that has prevailed for months in the city, Afghan officials said. The explosion was powerful enough to rattle windows across Kabul. It left bodies strewed along the street and one of the American vehicles — an armored Chevrolet Suburban that weighed nearly five tons — lying in ruins more than 30 feet from the blast. Hezb-i-Islami, a relatively small insurgent faction that often competes with the Taliban for influence, claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded more than three dozen Afghans. Haroon Zarghon, the group’s spokesman, reached by telephone in Pakistan, said the bombing was carried out by a 24-year-old man who had grown up south of Kabul.


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The U.S. General Services Administration unveiled the newly renovated Custom House, on Fore Street, and offered Portland residents a rare look inside of one of the city’s oldest federal buildings. Robert Zarnetske, the GSA’s regional administrator (ABOVE LEFT), said it was important to both preserve the historic building and keep it as a productive building. Much of the historic detail of the building’s interior and exterior (LEFT) was restored, including the grand hall (ABOVE) that was seen as merchants first walked through the Fore Street entryway. (CRAIG LYONS PHOTOS)

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Since Sept. 11, people have scarcely seen the inside of the U.S. Custom House on Fore Street, but that changed Thursday. The U.S. General Services Administration opened the doors of the newly renovated and refurbished Custom House to the public and offered visitors a chance to see inside one of Portland’s oldest federal buildings. “I think it’s spectacular,” said Hilary Bassett, executive director of Greater Portland Landmarks. The Custom House is one of Portland’s signature landmarks, Bassett said, and the GSA has done a firstrate job of restoring it. Bassett said the building is a landmark to the city’s history as a seaport and center of commerce. She said in 1866, the Custom House took in $900,000 in revenue, and the building is a reminder of the level of commerce that takes place in Portland. “To have it come back is fabulous,” she said. Robert Zarnetske, the regional administrator for the GSA, said the Custom House tells the story of the early days of international commerce in the United States and was hub of

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What T.E. Lawrence still teaches us, part II Judging by reader response to last week’s column on T.E. Lawrence, it’s apparent the man known as Lawrence of Arabia is popular worldwide, and deserves a sequel. One of the most learned and validating replies was from Jacob Rosen, a veteran Israeli diplomat and former ambassador to Jordan. Ambassador Rosen sent along a 2011 article of his on the subject of Lawrence, in which he astutely noted the visceral importance of “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” as it applied to doers — soldiers and diplomats — on the ground: “Lawrence taught that the first step is to map as soon as possible the tribal composition in one’s theater of operations. One should be acquainted as closely as possible with the From the intricate and delicate interrelaStacks tions between the various tribal confederations. It is no less important than being acquainted with the order of battle of the enemy on the other side.” Spoken like someone who had walked in Lawrence’s sand tracks. More than two decades ago, as an Army captain during the Gulf War, I was deployed to Sinai, where my unit’s mission was to support the Camp David Accords between Egypt and Israel. Small successes which led to collective peace were everywhere, given the willingness of both countries to hold the line. Despite Saddam Hussein’s frequent SCUD missile strikes and chemical threats, restraint ruled the border. Credit for this was shared with the native Bedouin tribes, who had also been key players in “Seven Pillars.” The multinational force employed Bedouins, and their local influence was considerable; many had relatives in different tribes — something I noticed immediately. One of those was Walid (not his actual name, for security reasons) a supervisor who could grind any operation to a halt. His father was a tribal elder. In 1991, when the monsoons diverted desert wadis from their streambeds, several convoy routes were washed away and our engineers needed help with

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Warp speed to a big opening Fewer knights jousting around on this morning? Your download speeds picking up because the neighbors stopped Bogarting your WiFi? Plentiful seating at the nonglare table down at your local coffeehouse? Relax. It’s temporary. There’s a geek rapture this weekend. The new “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie is into “wide open release” after some 3D showings. You could say it’s been anticipated with the sort of angst usually reserved for the Second Coming, except that this is actually the 12th Star Trek movie. Such were the 3D showings that, on Thursday morning, it was already hard for those gathered at Coast City Comics (a kind of sci-fi nerd/geek mecca complete with pinball machines) to place the exact opening date of the “lesser” version of the film. (It’s everywhere this weekend.) C3 is not the place for overly casual Star Trek. This is a place where grown men talking about taking their FATHERS to the big Star Trek convention in Vegas, where they personally drew images of the stars for future autographs. No, at Coast City they could care less about 2D openings because owner Tristan Gallagher had closed the shop early on Wednesday to catch the 3D Star Trek opening down at the IMAX in Saco. They had posted a sign on the door, in front of a poster for the film, that had for days warned that “... we will be closed at 7:00 p.m. sharp (underlined) on Wednesday, May 15, so we can see Star Trek in IMAX. Look at this poster: can you blame us?!” By all accounts making the opening credits was a close call, with employees entering early to “reserve” seats, itself a controversial custom for such events.

Fresh in the memory of everyone is the “The incident” at ComicCon where one guy got stabbed in the eye over a “held” seat. Where, oh where, are the flying ––––– cars when we need them? So what’s the review from Usually geekville? Reserved It gets the Double-A rating: awesome AND amazing. It also has Gallagher swearing off any movie blockbusters NOT in 3D. Along with the just how good the movie looks, he liked that the filmmakers “did a ton of homage” to the old Star Trek, but usually (not always) stopped short of too much fan appeasement. He also noted, as have others, that it’s difficult to even discuss the film without giving stuff away. How intoxicating was it? This was Thursday morning, more than 12 hours after viewing, and he was still saying that the performance by Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays a bad guy, was good enough to warrant a big-budget, American-made Dr. Who movie, just so Mr. Cumberbatch can star. Now, that’s drunk talk ... for translation purposes, that’s an opinion only slightly less favorable than the Los Angeles Times movie critic who says the film “... wears its politics, its mettle, its moxie and its heart on its ginormous 3-D sleeve.” The politics? Yes, the keepers of the Star Trek flame take a strong cultural stand against terrorism! Do not scoff. The “star trek effect” has shaped much of modern life. Those early “flip” cell phones were clearly modeled after communicators and the “mini-van” is just an Earth-bound shuttlecraft.

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The multinational force employed Bedouins, with their local influence it on their home turf. When they saw an American with darker skin and black hair repairs. As my unit’s operations offiwho talked with his hands and cer, I went to Walid to find a solution. knew their customs, they jumped It was a mutual audience. Folon my friendship to fill a need, and lowing local custom — Lawrence’s help control their destiny. The key dictum to know your tribes — I was trust, something T.E. Lawbrought an offering of coveted rence couldn’t emphasize enough in American cigarettes. “Seven Pillars.” After some chit-chat, local pastries Later that year, when I redeand coffee, I explained the need for ployed to the genteel life of a northaction. Walid looked at me through ern California graduate student, a tobacco haze, glanced at the Walid humbled me with a farewell name on my uniform, and blurted: gift — an Egyptian cartouche. For “Halkias — this is not Smith — the next few winters, I mailed him what is this?” Sensing an opening, I Zantac until learning his father replied the name was Greek. had passed away. Walid found his own foothold: “Ah, Still, Walid assured me the Amerso you know our people! I will get ican officer with a Greek name the workers you need, but I need would always be welcome and have something from you in return!” safe passage in Sinai. While I fell The bazaar was in full swing. out of touch with my Bedouin comWalid continued: “My father has rade, I still consider this diplomatic terrible ulcers. I need this Ameriepisode one of my greatest achievecan drug, Zantac. It’s the only thing ments in uniform. that works, and no one gets it for Two men, an American and an me! Two years I try; every American Arab, found common ground and says no! You go, Captain. I know you The rugged terrain of Sinai. In 1991, the author, during a Gulf War deployment, found assistance among Bedouins mutual respect. If it worked then, will get this for me. Your engineers by following the advice in T.E. Lawrence’s “Seven Pillars of Wisdom.” (Ventus, Wikimedia Commons) it can work now — one person at a will have their help!” time. In the end, this was T.E. Lawintestinal relief. From that day forward, our AmeriHe picked up a phone to bark comrence’s message to us, and why “Seven Pillars of can battalion could do no wrong with the Bedouins. mands, vanishing back into nicotine fog. Wisdom” remains a mandatory Middle East primer, When they needed to resolve “muddy boots” issues, Beating feet to headquarters, I grabbed a satelworldwide. they often asked for “the Greek captain; he underlite handset and called my girlfriend in the States. stands us.” Waking her in the middle of the night, she thought (Telly Halkias is an award-winning freelance jourA generation later, I’m not sure how much I really I had lost my mind when I told her to get her hands nalist from Portland’s West End. You may contact understood the Bedouins. They were human beings on Zantac, and ship it ASAP. him at or follow him on Twitter like the rest of us. They wanted to have a connection When the package arrived, I delivered it to Walid at @TellyHalkias.) with foreigners, but were too proud to be open about myself, and the Bedouins celebrated his father’s HALKIAS from page 4

The album “Inside Star Trek” from 1976 appears with other vintage vinyl at Enterprise Records on Congress Street in Portland. A newer incarnation of the popular and enduring science fiction series has crowded movie theaters with fans. (CURTIS ROBINSON PHOTO)

These pioneers have synchronicity ROBINSON from page 4

Terrorism seems a bit obvious to you? Then check the original series: Episodes where a planet is wiped out in a war between the half-whites vs. the half-blacks? Where cute Tribbles offer a brutal lesson in ecology? (That was based in part upon the problems Aussies had with rabbits, which over-ran their habitat because they had no natural predators, but that’s another story.) And while the “force” may belong to another sci-fi franchise, the Star Trek pioneers still have synchronicity: How else to explain how somebody can be on their way to research “Into Darkness” at Coast City Comics and see a

mint-condition vinyl of “Inside Star Trek,” a 1976 LP that offered insight into the series? The name of the shop? “Enterprise Records.” Inside, Bob is behind the counter and didn’t even know the new movie existed. He didn’t put the record in the window because of the premier, but “because I thought somebody would buy it.” No need to rush to the Enterprise, though. Like so many of us this weekend, that album has been beamed aboard. (Curtis Robinson is the founding editor of The Portland Daily Sun.)

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Congress Square Park revisited

Went to a meeting of the West End Neighborhood Association last week where one of the topics of discussion was whether or not the city should sell Congress Square Park to the owners of the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel so they can construct an events center there. The tension is beginning to mount on this one, but everyone was civil. Representatives of the hotel gave a slide presentation and talk, as did Friends of Congress Square Park, a citizens group opposed to the sale, and discussion ensued. The hotel people turned out not to be ugly ogres at all, and the Friends behaved well, which sometimes members of citizens groups do not. Essentially, what the hotel is proposing is an addition which would take up about two-thirds of Congress Square Park. The proposed events center would front on Congress Street, be about one-story high, and have a glassed-in front. It would come to

within 48 feet of the street, and would leave a 30-foot wide corridor between the proposed addition and the side of the brick building to the right. They say that Congress Square Park will be replaced by what will be called Congress Square Plaza, the space becoming a plaza, in the same way that Monument Square is not a park, but a plaza. There will be benches for public seating in front of the hotel, there will be a wide canopy under which people can seek shelter from the elements, and the area will feature attractive trees and other plantings. The space will be very inviting, they promise, and will be conducive to some degree of public gathering, in the same way that Monument Square is. The central point of Friends of Congress Square Park is that public spaces are critical to the overall appeal and livability of a city and that the city should not even be considering selling a public park to a private concern. Once the space is gone, they say, it’s gone forever, and no matter what amenities it might contain, a plaza is not a park. When it was constructed about 30 years ago, Congress Square Park seemed to be a great boon to the city. People sat and ate lunch there, they played chess and checkers at tables that were installed along the side wall, and there were public events, like dance performances and movies nights. The first big event held in the park featured all 50 U.S. governors visiting Portland for the National Governors Conference sitting around a long table eating lobster. The worry was that a downpour would result in waves of water cascading down over the steps and washing over their feet, but it didn’t happen.

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We’re all familiar with what did happen as time went on. When events weren’t scheduled “street people” took the park over and the general public pretty much ceded the space to them. Efforts were made to deal with the situation, but nothing seemed to work. Can’t bar people from a public space based on their appearance, after all. After years of trying this and that to deal with the situation and experiencing little success, the City Council decided to contact the new owners of the hotel to see if they might have an interest in acquiring the space. Yes, that’s the way it went. RockBridge Capital, the company that owns Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, bought the Eastland with the understanding that Congress Square Park would remain public. They didn’t approach the city about buying the park, the city approached them. Can’t really blame RockBridge for developing an interest after they were contacted about it. They were happy with their purchase of the Eastland, even without the park, but acquiring the park would be an added bonus. The city is about to be overrun by new hotels, each one is looking for an edge, and dominating a major intersection in the center of town has a definite appeal. So RockBridge isn’t the nemesis here, the city is. Hey, the city dropped the ball in the first place. The park should have been better managed right along. Even a casual analysis of the situation would have told the city what would happen if it didn’t pay proper attention. There should have been more scheduled events, there should have been a regularly manned kiosk in the park, and more attention should have been paid to policing and maintenance. We’re not talking Deering Oaks here, after all. One


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Elections, always the go-to grab bag for a columnist with far too much time on his hands. This week, Portlanders ambled and waddled up to local polling places for the annual spring ritual of voting on the school budget. Well, at least some of them did. At last count, Portland had 53,662 registered voters, those who at one point in time were grumpy enough to head to the polls, or fill out a voter registration card, or perhaps be lucky enough to not have their name on a tombstone yet. For the School Budget vote, 2,261 of them managed to make up their minds to consider casting a vote. That means 95 percent of the registered voters don’t give a damn whether their taxes go up or down, thier kids can actually read, or the local school is going to be torn down next year. I’m not kidding. For those that have never attended a local meeting where the city is announcing a plan to consolidate and close a neighborhood school, the politest analogy I can make is such a meeting having a resemblance to a caffeinated monkey knife-fight. On the ONE chance past that meeting you had to have your voice heard, you blew it. The budget passed, 59 percent and change to 40 and change. I especially loved the commentary that described that count as “overwhelming.” It was hardly, considering most budgets

look at the demographics of Congress Square should have been enough to alert the powers that be to the high-maintenance required to maintain a public park there. Alright, so the city tested the waters and found out that there’s a good deal of public opposition to selling the park; and RockBridge, while it would be happy to acquire the park and build their events center there, remains well satisfied with their original purchase and plan. They have clearly stated that they don’t need to acquire the park for their new hotel to be successful. The city needs to withdraw its offer to sell the park to Rockbridge and then take it upon itself to manage it in the way it should have been managed right along. Now that the Eastland has been sold, the obligation to do that is even more pressing than it was before. For its part, the hotel might be well advised to construct their events center where the present “L” extension of the present hotel exists. That would front the events center on the park, and if the city upholds its obligation to run the park properly, the events center will dominate Congress Square in much the same way that it would were its front entrance closer to the street. The discussion continues, and if you’d like to be a part of it you can go to the City Council Chambers on Wednesday, May 29, at 5 p.m., where the Council will be convening a single-item agenda meeting to receive public input on the matter. This is a big one. Let’s get it right.


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pass in the 80-90 percent range. Dig a little deeper in the numbers. All elections are REALLY decided in the margin, the difference between the yes and the no. Both sides will round up the Tabula in usual suspects of the aged, the Naufragio infirm, the rabble-rousers and hotheads and make sure they get to the polls on time. The election is actually won by that middle ground, the folks that managed to get just a few more of their folks to the polls, without benefit of duct tape and handcuffs. The difference was 433 votes. That comes in at .806 percent. Note that decimal point to the left of the 8. In comparison, the average number of people who attend a Sea Dogs game is 6,300. The average number of fans attending a Red Claws Game was 2,969 ... 700 more than found the time to take a few minutes to vote. There are over 7,000 kids in the Portland School System, and even a childless drunkard columnist found time to meander to the polls to cast a vote. Even if every one of them came from a single parent household, that is still three times as many than showed up at the polls. Yes. Sit right back and tell me how much you care about your child’s education.

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Live theater a mainstay of summer Mother’s day is behind us WEB, one day only, June 12 and CINDERELLA on and Memorial Day is fast Aug. 19. ATTENTION ALL BABY BOOMERS!!! Pull approaching, the traditional the tie dye out of the closest for a concert version of start of summer. The chill still the iconic ‘60s musical HAIR, June 17 only. 725-8769 clings in the air but the promPerhaps a day at the beach before the theater is what ise of warm evenings ushers in you’re looking for, well, the Ogunquit Playhouse has you the beginning of a new theater covered. One of the last great Summer Stock houses, season, running a few short this playhouse has expanded it’s season will into the months and ending with the fall and offers a bevy of exciting fare this 2013 season. golden hues of autumn. The Next week THE RAT PACK IS BACK, opening May Road Trip is a summer tradi22 and closing June 8. Summer in Ogunquit is not tion and professional theater in complete without a show starring the ‘70s icon, Sally beautiful locations is the best Struthers, and this year she will appear in the zany ––––– excuse to put the top down and musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, runTheater get out of town for an evening. ning June 12 through July 6. July 10 opens YOUNG Critic No matter where you are this FRANKENSTEIN, closing July 27. JOSEPH AND summer, throughout the State THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT of Maine you will stumble upon a plethora of art, will take the stage July 31 and close Aug. 25. Just before visual and performing, and I hope you take a chance the back to school rush, all those who enjoy Dancing with to explore. Theater is part of that mix and I want to the stars on television will enjoy BALLROOM WITH share some of the offerings by professional compaA TWIST, Aug. 27 to 31. The Broadway classic WEST nies within an evening drive of Portland. SIDE STORY plays the month of September, opening The musical is a summer staple, and Maine State see WITHEE page 9 Music Theatre offers four blockbusters. Thirty minutes up 295 and located on the beautiful campus of Bowdoin College, the intimate Pickard Theater will open the 2013 season with DREAMGIRLS. Opening night is June 5 and runs through June 22. LES MISERABLES opens on June 26, running through July 13. MSMT favorite Charis Leos takes on the lead in GYPSY, opening July 17 and running through Aug. 3. The season will close with the family favorite MARY POPPINS, with flying nanny and chimney sweeps. A perfect evening out for the entire family and perfect vehicle to introduce live theater to the next generation. Also for the little The curtain goes up June 5 with the Tony Award winning “Dreamgirls,” at the Maine State Music ones is CHARLOTTE’S Theater in Brunswick. Visit (Photo courtesy of MSMT/Jose Urdaneta Photography)

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Grassroots Bluestocking series celebrates women in film By Timothy Gillis

Bluestocking is grassroots, a very small organization, she added, so they try to go outside to bring back to Maine some great films. “We really want to engage the community and talk about ideas like the Bechdel Test. How do you apply it? What are the implications? That’s our main focus — to create an awareness and talk about it. To have a film with a main character who’s a woman — how’s that look?”


Does your favorite film pass the Bechdel Test? To check, ask yourself these three basic questions about it: 1) Does the film have two or more women characters (with names)? 2) Do they talk to each other? and 3) Do they talk to each other about something other than a man? Named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, whose most famous work is “Dykes to Watch Out For,” the test is not a measure of how good a film is — just whether or not there is a female presence in it. To counter that dearth of women characters of substance, the Bluestocking Film Series is showing nine short films with “reel life women” at Osher Hall at the Maine College of Art, Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m. On Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch magazine, will chair a Bechdel Test symposium. The Bluestocking Film Series — Films by Women — is a biannual screening event showcasing women directors and narrative films that pass the Bechdel Test. Gitgo Productions, a do-it-yourself production company owned by Kate Kaminski and partner Betsy Carson, is presenting the films. All submissions must pass the Bechdel Test, and the nine selected shorts run an emotional range from saying a simple sorry to dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one. Kaminski likes the Bechdel barometer as a natural starting point for a film series. “It’s a test for the actual presence of women in film,” she said. “It doesn’t guarantee anything beyond that. A film will come out like ‘The Hunger Games’ and people will say it’s got

“Blackwood” will be screened as part of the Bluestocking Film Series, which is showing nine short films at Osher Hall at the Maine College of Art. (Photo by Natasha Johns-Messenger)

a strong female character. We want to see films that show women to be as flawed and complex as their male counterparts, not just beating a man in a race. That’s not how we want to define a strong female character.” Since 2011, at its inaugural screening, Bluestocking has been showing strong females in selected films, and they have also taken the event on the road, to Lowell, Mass. “It was well received, so it’s something we may do in the future,” said Kaminski, who has lived in Portland since the early 1980’s, and has been a director here for more than 20 years. “When I first started out making films here, you could count filmmakers on one, two hands,” she said. “Now you can’t throw a rock without hitting a filmmaker. I don’t think it’s particularly gender equitable, but, of course I know and respect and like many of the filmmakers here. Portland just reflects overall the lack of gender equity.” Portland has a lot of film lovers in this town, she said, “and that’s great because we have a lot to give them. It would be great if Maine became a

Live theater abounds in the summer WITHEE from page 9

on Sept. 4 and running through Sept. 28. The season will close with BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. This production was so popular, it returns for an encore. 646-5511 Let us now head inland to the lakes region of Maine to discover Shakespeare and the classics with Theater at Monmouth. This is a repertory company performing in beautiful Cumston Hall, check their website, because the plays change night to night, an impressive task for the acting company. This theater is nestled in the pines and considered the Shakespeare Theater of Maine. THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE is the season opener, running July 5 through Aug. 16. THE TAMING OF THE SHREW follows on July 12th and runs through Aug. 18. This is the 75th anniversary of one of my favorite plays, OUR TOWN, and is performed July 19 through Aug. 17. The Stage Manager is played by veteran actor Mark S. Cartier. July 26 is the opening of THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, closing on Aug. 18. Introducing the next generation to the magic of theater is a special joy and the family classic THE VELVETEEN RABBIT shouldn’t be missed, running June 21 through

Aug. 15. 933-9999 Past Sebago lake, on the other side of Naples, across Long Pond, lays Harrison, Maine and the DeerTrees Theatre. This venue is home to many different art offerings and theater is on the menu. Portland based AIRE Theater will remount their hit comedy, A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS. If you missed the spring production, take the scenic drive to the lakes and take in this Irish laughfest. Four nights only, July 13, 18, 26 and Aug. 1. 583-6747 I admit a quick stroll to the theater is also pleasant and once again Deering Oaks is the setting for FREE Shakespeare. Fenix Theatre Company will present ROMEO AND JULIET July 18 through Aug. 10, Thursday, Friday, Saturdays at 6:30. Bring your lawn chair and bottled water. Summers in Maine offer hundreds of choices from getting wet, hiking to great heights and stargazing in the heavens. I hope you make room on the calendar to also experience live theater. Don’t forget the LITTLE FESTIVAL OF THE UNEXPECTED at Portland Stage through May 18 and the upcoming PORTFRINGE in June. (Harold Withee is a member of Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA.)

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Screening, Saturday, May 18, at 7 p.m. Symposium, Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. Both at Osher Hall at Maine College of Art, 522 Congress St., Portland The films are $9 general and $6 student; the symposium is free.

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Portland man sentenced to 24 years in prison on child porn charges David Muise, 26, of Portland, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland to 25 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release for producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Thomas E.

Delahanty II announced. Muise pled guilty to the charge on Jan. 29, Delahanty reported. Judge Nancy Torresen delivered the sentence. According to court records, in August of 2011, Muise

took a series of digital pictures of a minor female. One of the pictures depicted the minor engaged in sexually explicit activity with Muise, Delahanty reported. In April of 2012, Muise engaged in a chat over the Internet with an individual in South Carolina using an instant messaging program. During the chat, Muise sent several pictures depicting the minor, including the sexually explicit picture that he had taken in August of 2011. A search warrant executed at Muise’s residence in September of 2012 revealed numerous sexually explicit photographs of the minor stored in multiple electronic devices, Delahanty reported. The investigation was conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Portland Police Department, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Staff Report




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Today’s Birthdays: Actor Peter Gerety is 73. Singer Taj Mahal is 71. Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester is 69. Rock musician Bill Bruford is 64. Actor Bill Paxton is 58. Boxing Hall-of-Famer Sugar Ray Leonard is 57. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 57. Sports announcer Jim Nantz is 54. Singer Enya is 52. Talk show host-actor Craig Ferguson is 51. Rock singer-musician Page McConnell is 50. Actor David Eigenberg is 49. Singermusician Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) is 48. Actress Paige Turco is 48. Singer Jordan Knight is 43. Actress Sasha Alexander is 40. Rock singer-musician Josh Homme is 40. Actress Rochelle Aytes is 37. Singer Kandi Burruss is 37. Actress Kat Foster is 35. Dancer-choreographer Derek Hough is 28. Actor Tahj Mowry is 27. Actress Nikki Reed is 25. Actress Leven Rambin is 23. Actress Samantha Browne-Walters is 22.


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makes you feel more adventurous. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can forget the facts of a story or lose the unimportant details of an experience, but you won’t forget the emotion of it. Knowing this, you’ll strive to put a good feeling into today’s interactions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). On most days, you are open to collaboration and the free exchange of ideas. But you’ve put so much time into a certain project that it wouldn’t make sense to compromise your vision at this point. Own it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll gravitate toward those who are getting the results you would like to achieve. It is always easier for you to behave in a disciplined manner when you are with those who are similarly driven. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 17). You’ll be near your favorite people this year, and they inspire you to be your best. You have a goal in June. You’ll reduce the unknown factors in your life and find a path that’s highly likely (if not guaranteed) to get you from point A to point B. August sees you celebrating a personal victory. September pays you for your talent. Virgo and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 11, 4, 33, 39 and 4.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be getting to know someone. The indirect questions and broad topics you pose will not only be fun fodder for conversation, but you’ll also get answers that are more revealing than those you’d get by asking a personal question. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Total ease brings zero satisfaction. So if you’re slightly uncomfortable with today’s work process, it’s an excellent omen that things will play out in a satisfying way. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Open yourself up, invent some nonsense, and share it. Your creativity is flowing. You can make people laugh, think and generally feel good about being in the human family. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll get and keep people’s attention. It might not matter to you now, but there is real power here if you know what to do with it. What do you want them to do, besides like you? LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re a heartcentered person, and this affects everything you do. Coming from your heart, it’s difficult not to offer help or try to make things better or fall in love a little bit with everyone you meet. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). In certain arenas, the ability to make people laugh can be an uncommon talent. People around you will appreciate how you don’t take yourself too seriously. Social norms are more elastic than most people think. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be a catalyst -- ready to take risks, be playful, make people uncomfortable and inspire them to do what they normally wouldn’t. It’s all for the sake of creating something bigger than what any individual would accomplish alone. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Even if you like how everything is going now, you’re still willing to see how much more might be accomplished. Innovation is born of a willingness to deconstruct and reconstruct, shake things up and turn ideas on their ears. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Organized and practical, you’ll prevent problems by thinking ahead and preparing for all kinds of possible scenarios. Knowing you’ve done all you can to ensure your security and safety

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, May 17, the 137th day of 2013. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1973, a special committee convened by the U.S. Senate began its televised hearings into the Watergate scandal. On this date: In 1510, Early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli died in Florence, Italy; he was probably in his mid 60s. In 1792, the New York Stock Exchange had its origins as a group of brokers met under a tree on Wall Street. In 1849, fire erupted in St. Louis, Mo., resulting in the loss of three lives, more than 400 buildings and some two dozen steamships. In 1912, the Socialist Party of America nominated Eugene V. Debs for president at its convention in Indianapolis. In 1933, U.S. News & World Report had its beginnings as David Lawrence began publishing a weekly newspaper called United States News. In 1938, Congress passed the Second Vinson Act, providing for a strengthened U.S. Navy. The radio quiz show “Information, Please!” made its debut on the NBC Blue Network. In 1946, President Harry S. Truman seized control of the nation’s railroads, delaying a threatened strike by engineers and trainmen. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, unanimously struck down racially segregated public schools. In 1961, Cuban leader Fidel Castro offered to release prisoners captured in the Bay of Pigs invasion in exchange for 500 bulldozers. (The prisoners were eventually freed in exchange for medical supplies.) In 1971, “Godspell,” a contemporary musical inspired by the Gospel According to St. Matthew, opened off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre. In 1980, rioting that claimed 18 lives erupted in Miami’s Liberty City after an all-white jury in Tampa acquitted four former Miami police officers of fatally beating black insurance executive Arthur McDuffie. In 1987, 37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf. (Iraq apologized for the attack, calling it a mistake, and paid more than $27 million in compensation.) Ten years ago: A top Vatican official, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, acknowledged what many observers had long suspected — that Pope John Paul II was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Funny Cide ran away from the field in the Preakness, two weeks after winning the Kentucky Derby. (However, Funny Cide came up short at the Belmont Stakes, finishing third.) Five years ago: Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., was flown to a Boston hospital after suffering a seizure at his Cape Cod home (he was later diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor). One year ago: Washington’s envoy to Israel, Dan Shapiro, told the Israel Bar Association the U.S. had plans in place to attack Iran if necessary to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. Donna Summer, 63, the “Queen of Disco,” died in Naples, Fla. Frank Edward “Ed” Ray, the California school bus driver hailed as a hero for helping 26 students escape after three kidnappers buried them underground in 1976, died at age 91.


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Linda Dinsmore, 58 GORHAM — Linda Dinsmore, 58, of Gorham, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, May 12, 2103, surrounded by her loving family after a brief battle with brain cancer. Linda attended Cathedral School until eighth grade and then graduated from Catherine McCauley High School in 1973. Linda began her career with the City of Portland in 1997, first working at Employment Services helping clients find permanent work and then she took on the job as Human Services Counselor at the Family Shelter in 2001. Linda managed the Bell Street Program for 10 years, a program that gives clients the opportunity to become self-sufficient. Linda was also part of the City’s Diversity Team Training and she taught Crisis Prevention Intervention Class to staff in the Social Services Division, along with being a case manager. Linda was well respected and admired by staff, peers, all that knew her including the Refugee Population. Linda loved the kids and always had something in her closet for them. Linda always spoke about the fun she had with the children here. Linda would plan Halloween parties and other holiday parties for the Family Shelter and tell us about her own parties with her grandchildren at home. Linda had so much love to give to all of them. She truly enjoyed time with her family and was always willing to reach out and help anyone in need. Linda is survived by her parents, Robert and Louise Glynn of Portland; her husband, Terrance Dinsmore of Gorham; and her children, Catherine

A. Greenwald of Livermore Falls, Carrieanne L. Clawson (Philip) of Wells, Casey L. McMahon of Westbrook and Nathan E. Dinsmore of Gorham. She is also survived by her siblings, John A. Carroll of Mississippi, Anne M. Hersom (Dennis) of Westbrook, Mary J. Lestage (Allan) of Gorham and Robin T. Soumas (Gregory) of New York; and five grandchildren, all in the state of Maine, Sarah, Heath, Erin, Hunter and Jamison. She was predeceased by her brother, Daniel F. Carroll of Mississippi. A period of visitation will be held from noon-1 p.m., with a memorial service at 1 p.m., on Friday, May 17, 2013, at A.T. Hutchins Funeral and Cremation Services, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland.


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Friday, May 17 PATHS graduation

8:30 a.m. “Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) will hold its graduation ceremonies on May 17. The session I ceremony will be from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m., and the session II ceremony will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in the lower ‘b’ building (the carpentry lab area) of PATHS, 196 Allen Avenue. The events are open to the public.”

Lincoln Peirce at St. Brigid Catholic School

10:30 a.m. “Award-winning author and illustrator Lincoln Peirce will speak and offer a demonstration to students at St. Brigid Catholic School on 695 Stevens Avenue on Friday, May 17 at 10:30 a.m. The Portland resident moved to Maine in 1992 and is the creator of the comic strip Big Nate, which appears in nearly 300 U.S. newspapers. The successful syndicated comic strip led to a middle grade book series that has sold close to five million copies and has been featured on Good Morning America and in USA Today. In addition, Peirce has also created several animated pilots for Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Peirce will discuss his comic strip, books and journey with the third, fourth and fifth graders at St. Brigid. He will also give a drawing demonstration. Born in Ames, Iowa, Peirce grew up in Durham, New Hampshire where he began creating his own comic strips in the sixth grade. He attended Colby College, where he created a weekly comic strip entitled Third Floor for the school newspaper.” For more information, contact Principal Peter Buckley at 797-7073.

Kevin Sheehan at the Portland Public Library

noon to 1 p.m. Kevin Sheehan speaks about his book “The Aberration” at the Friday Local Author Series, Friday, May 17 from noon to 1 p.m., Meeting Room No. 5, Portland Public Library. “‘The Aberration’ is a disturbing story that chronicles the near dissolution of Karcher and Witte’s young marriage by an unethical female psychiatrist in Portland who seduces Karcher through hypnotherapy. Emotionally crippled by alcoholic parents, a parade of nannies who doubled as his mother’s lovers, and the suicide of his masculine mother, Karcher is an easy mark. Within weeks, the doctor has him hooked and so confused, he believes his wife is the one who controls him. But there is always hope. The book is buoyed by narrator Karcher’s unsteady progress toward reconciliation — with his deceased mother, his wife and himself — and by the firm grounding provided him by his centered wife and her Maine parents.”

‘Spamalot’ auditions in L/A

6:30 p.m. Lewiston/Auburn Community Little Theatre is calling for auditions for its blockbuster musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. and May 19 at 1 p.m. on the third floor at Great Falls Art Center 30 Academy St., Auburn. FMI, please access the CLT website at

Duplicate bridge tournament in Camden

7 p.m. Duplicate bridge tournament in Camden. ACBL sanctioned. Camden Rockport Middle School. Pairs sessions Fri., May 17, 7 p.m., Sat., May 18, 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Swiss teams match on Sun., May 19. Call Lance at 273-3223 for partner or more info.

‘Leviathan’ screening at SPACE

7:30 p.m. “Leviathan” screening. Friday. May 17, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. for both screenings. SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. $8, $6 for SPACE members and students w/ ID. “A groundbreaking, immersive portrait of the contemporary commercial fishing industry, ‘Leviathan’ was filmed off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts — at one time the whaling capital of the world as well as Melville’s inspiration for Moby Dick. Today New Bedford is the country’s largest fishing port with over 500 ships sailing from its harbor every month. ‘Leviathan’ follows one such vessel, a hulking groundfish trawler, into the surrounding murky black waters on a weeks-long fishing expedition. But instead of romanticizing the labor or partaking in the longstanding tradition of turning fisherfolk into images, filmmakers Lucien CastiangTaylor (Sweetgrass) and Verena Paravel (Foreign Parts) present a vivid, almost-kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine.”

The Early Evening Show — Geek Edition!

7:30 p.m. The Early Evening Show — Geek Edition! “The show will feature performances by Mike Miclon’s altergeeky-ego Dickie Hyper-Hynie as well as robots, juggling, nerdy trivia and a special appearances by the high-tech comedy group, AudioBody and the off-beat magician Wally Wiggins AKA Leland Faulkner. The show will also include live music by the Early Evening Show Orchestra with Oren Robsinson and other surprise guests. The Early Evening Show has been described as a cross between Saturday Night Live and classic Johnny Carson and is a blend of wild

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‘Wittenberg’ by David Davalos

7:30 p.m. April 30 – May 19. “Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg University as professors Martin Luther and Doctor Faustus duel for the allegiance of their pupil – Prince Hamlet. From tennis and beer to soliloquies over skulls, Davalos’ imaginative comedy of 16th century college life mixes slapstick and wordplay with a philosophical exploration of reason versus faith, played out in a zany spin on classic characters – real and imaginary!” May 14-17 at 7:30 p.m.; also May 16 at 2 p.m.; May 18 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; May 19 at 2 p.m. Portland Stage.

Saturday, May 18 Portland Bulldog Challenge

8:30 a.m. Registration and Check-in opens. The Portland Bulldog Challenge will be held Saturday, May 18 at the Portland Arts and Technology High School, 196 Allen Ave. in Portland. This inaugural 2.5-mile race course will be packed with mud, water, obstacles and more mud. Run/ crawl as an individual or four-person team with the knowledge that your efforts will be helping support scholarships and provide equipment, training and many other athletic needs. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers and T-shirts will be given to all competitors who register before April 30. Come join the fun! For more info or to register log on to”

Tri for the Y & 5K Run

8:30 a.m. “Join us for the Y’s fourth annual Tri for the Y & 5K Run! This event will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m. at the Casco Bay Branch in Freeport. It’s sure to be a fun-filled family event with something for everyone! There will be activities for the children and an awards ceremony after the triathlon and 5K. This year is sure to be even bigger and better than the past! This is a fundraising event for the YMCA of Southern Maine. All proceeds will go towards our financial assistance program to ensure that we turn no one

away because of an inability to pay. Join us for a morning of fun!”

WestFest Neighborhood Celebration

9 a.m. “On Saturday, May 18, the West End Neighborhood Association will hold the fourth annual WestFest Neighborhood Celebration. The event will start with a Neighborhood Breakfast at St. Louis Church at 279 Danforth St. All are welcome, so begin your day in a fun and tasty way. If you need a ride to St. Louis, hop on a horse-drawn wagon at the Irish Heritage Center at 42 Gray Street and ride to breakfast in style! Free wagon rides will be available from 9-11 between Irish Heritage and St. Louis and from 11-1 from Irish Heritage on a loop around the neighborhood. From 10-4 an art/craft show and sale will take place at Irish Heritage Center, along with raffles, face painting. and a visit by the Portland Public Library’s new Bookmobile. From 11-2 Chalk-It-Up sidewalk drawing contest will be underway on Danforth Street between State and Park. The theme is ‘My West End’ and you may register that morning to participate. These events are all offered on a donation basis and we hope you will give as generously as you can. All proceeds go to support the swimming lessons for fourth and fifth graders at Reiche Elementary School and free open swims for kids during the summer at the Reiche pool. FMI 8796024 or”

South Portland Land Trust Plant and Bake Sale

9 a.m. “The South Portland Land Trust annual Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 18, at the American Legion Hall at 413 Broadway in South Portland. The SPLT plant sale is a perennial favorite of the gardening community — an amazing variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers, groundcovers, etc. will be available for sale, as well as baked goods and coffee. The sale will open to SPLT members at 8 a.m. and to the general public at 9 a.m. Individuals or families are welcome to become SPLT members the day of the sale to take advantage of the early sale hours. The SPLT is currently seeking donations of plants and garden-related items from individuals and/or businesses and is seeking volunteers willing to dig and transplant donated plants. Contact Helen Slocum at 408-1039 or email her at hfslocum@ to take part in the event that has become a South Portland tradition!” see next page

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Maine’s Equestrian Open Farm Day

9 a.m. Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center in Windham will be open for tours and other activities as part of Maine’s Equestrian Open Farm Day on Saturday, May 18. 9 a.m. to noon, Horse Show classes featuring RTT riders; noon to 1 p.m. Drill Team and demos featuring RTT staff and volunteers. RTT staff and volunteers will be available 9-12 for tours of the farm and to answer questions about RTT’s equine assisted activities and therapies. RTT is celebrating 20 years of service to the community — come see what the RTT experience is all about! Direction: To get to RTT take Route 302 to Land of Nod Road to 14 Lilac Drive.”

Tate House Museum Herb and Plant Sale

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tate House Museum Herb and Plant Sale will be held on May 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. The museum garden contains heirloom plants that would have been found in an 18th century garden for medicinal, culinary and fragrant uses. The sale will include perennials and herbs that are found in our historic garden. We will also have some popular annuals available for sale. Plants will also be supplied by Broadway Gardens as well as museum volunteers and members. Our museum gift shop will also be open. The Tate House will also be opened for tours at a discounted rate for those buying plants.”

Maine Masonic Civil War Library and Museum

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. James E. Dufresne, director of the soonto-launch Maine Masonic Civil War Library and Museum in Portland, announced a “soft opening” on Saturday, May 18. The new library and museum is opening at 415 Congress St. A grand opening will be held later this summer, he said. Maine Masonic Civil War Library and Museum hours will be Wednesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on national and state holidays. It will also open by appointment. Entrance may be gained by way of the side door on Chestnut Street. For details, email

SMCC commencement

9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. “The largest graduating class in the 67-year history of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) will join with faculty and staff for an ocean-side commencement ceremony on the South Portland Campus athletic fields on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m. A total of 1,074 students are expected to receive their degrees from the College. The SMCC Class of 2013 graduates hail from 15 Maine counties, 17 states, eight countries, and include 33 students who are the first ever graduates of SMCC’s Midcoast Campus in Brunswick, which opened in 2011. The oldest graduate is 67 and the youngest is 19, with an average age of 29. These students represent incredible diversity of age, culture and experience including 40 graduates who are U.S. veterans.”

UNE 178th Commencement

10 a.m. “University of New England’s 178th Commencement ceremonies will take place outdoors under the tent on UNE’s Biddeford Campus this Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. The University will award an estimated 1,450 associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the event, representing the College of Arts and Sciences, Westbrook College of Health Professions, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and College of Pharmacy. Each college will recognize its own student achievements at pinning and hooding ceremonies throughout the week. U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. is the Commencement speaker. UNE will honor Maine’s Poet Laureate Wesley McNair with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. The UNE College of Pharmacy will also mark the historic occasion of its inaugural graduating class, which includes 26 students from Maine. The event will also be streamed live at”

University of Maine School of Law graduation

10 a.m. Mara Liasson, an award-winning political correspondent for National Public Radio, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s commencement for the University of Maine School of Law. The graduation ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Ninety-seven students will be awarded J.D. degrees and two students will be awarded post-professional LL.M. degrees. More than two dozen merit awards will be presented to graduates. Family, friends and community members are welcome to attend. Also at commencement, the school will present the 2013 L. Kinvin Wroth Award to the Honorable John A. Woodcock Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine. The award, named after former Law School Dean L. Kinvin Wroth, honors a Maine Law graduate who has achieved distinction in his or her career by contributing as a leader, locally, nationally or globally, and who has helped advance his or her alma mater.”

On Friday, May 31, SPACE Gallery in Portland will screen “The Source Family” about “a radical experiment in ‘70s utopian living.” Visit for details. (COURTESY IMAGE)

French Story Time

10 a.m. French Story Time with Greely French Club. Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St., Cumberland. FMI 829-2215.

Spirits Alive gardening workday

10 a.m. to noon. “Volunteers dying to get into historic Eastern Cemetery have many options through Spirits Alive 2013 Events, Gardening Workday, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Congress Street gate. Spirits Alive, the advocacy group for the Eastern Cemetery, opens the historic cemetery’s season with a gardening workday on May 18. From 10-noon, join cemetery friends, gardeners, history buffs, and neighbors to spruce up the area for summer. There will be an opportunity to gather the refuse of winter as well as mulch around the happy trees dotting the landscape. No experience is required! Master gardeners will be on hand to instruct volunteers on the basics of working near historic gravestones, and provide a fun morning for all. Support this city green space and help us encourage respect by keeping it beautiful. FMI: Contact: (Jean Keller), org,”

Perennial Swap in Cumberland

10 a.m. to noon. Bring a plant, take a plant. Free! Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main Street, Cumberland. FMI 8292215.

Bayside Spring into Health Fair.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. University of Southern Maine: “For the third year students are organizing and fundraising for the Bayside Spring into Health Fair. This event is sponsored by the local business community and brings health and safety information directly to the people of Bayside. Many other CONHP community partnerships participate in the fair. In addition local fire, rescue, police, social service, recreation and health care providers host booths. Demonstrations on nutrition, health and fitness highlight the benefits of healthy living. The community looks forward to this exciting annual event.” Oxford Street (between Chestnut and Myrtle). ”Come join us for informational tables, kids activities, music and more! Presented by the University of Southern Maine Bayside Community Nursing Partnership with Bayside Neighborhood Association and Midtown Community Policing. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dylan Jose at USM.”

Indoor Yard Sale for Time Dollars

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Abundance Day: Indoor Yard Sale for Time Dollars - Join us Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland. This is on the bus route near Washington Avenue and Allen Avenue. Open to Time Dollar members for Time Dollar Exchanges (and no cash accepted.)We have 25+ members offering new and gently used items for Time Dollars, including household items; art; hand-crafted items and clothes like new aprons and baby items; food and snacks; gardening materials and seeds; services; and a whole lot more! Additionally, members will offer chair mas-

sages, face painting, a craft table will be available for your self-directed use. There will be a talk on gardening, and self care/ health class. Play Nexus ( will be here to offer play activities for kids and adults alike! Come have fun with other Hour Exchange Members, get some great items for Time Dollars and Play in our Community! See you here, Lesley Jones, lesleymjones@yahoo. comCall or email questions!”

Catholic Charities thrift store event

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Catholic Charities thrift store in Portland is turning two and everyone is invited to come see what’s new at its second anniversary party on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Debuting a new name: Threads of Hope, the store is committed to creating a shopping experience everyone can feel good about! ... On Saturday, May 18 customers will enjoy half-off all clothing as well as have the chance to enter raffles to win a pair of Red Sox tickets, gift certificates to Olympia Sports, or dinner for two at local restaurants. A free custom tote bag will be given away with a $20 purchase, while supplies last. Threads of Hope features gently worn clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture and books. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Threads of Hope is located in the Union Station Plaza, 244 St. John St. in Portland. Threads of Hope relies solely on donations for its inventory and welcomes donations of gently worn clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, books, CDs and DVDs from individuals and businesses. Items may be brought to the store during regular business hours or to arrange for a pickup of larger items, call 781-8555. For more information visit”

Bug Light Kite Festival

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Come enjoy a day of old-fashioned, kiteflying fun at Bug Light Park! Members of the Noreasters Kite Club and Kites Over New England (KONE) will offer a fantastic display of fun and fanciful kites, will offer many activities like bol racing and a candy drop for the kids, and will help anyone looking to learn how to fly their own kite. Kites will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop at the park. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase at a barbecue at the event. Portland Breakwater Lighthouse (aka Bug Light) will be open to the public during the festival, as well, giving a rare chance to see the inside of the lighthouse, thanks to volunteers from the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club. Rain date: May 25.” Bug Light Park, 1 Madison St., South Portland.

All State Music Festival

2 p.m. Windham High School Performing Arts Center. The University of Southern Maine School of Music hosts the 60th annual Maine Music Educators Association All State Music Festival, May 16 to May 18 on the Gorham campus, culminating in three Saturday afternoon concerts at Windham High School. Starting at 2 p.m. http://www.usm.maine. edu/events see next page

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Piece By Piece, Portland

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Telling Room presents Piece By Piece, Portland, Saturday, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. “A collage of interwoven stories by Telling Room students with scenes from a village in Uganda, from the front seat of a sports car, to a crowded airport in Belgium, an ELL classroom, a private school in Haiti, or a kite flying contest in Iraq ... tickets at the door, pay what you like, arrive early!” Also at the Theater Project in Brunswick, 5 p.m. May 19. http://

‘Wittenberg’ by David Davalos

4 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 30 to May 19. “Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg University as professors Martin Luther and Doctor Faustus duel for the allegiance of their pupil – Prince Hamlet. From tennis and beer to soliloquies over skulls, Davalos’ imaginative comedy of 16th century college life mixes slapstick and wordplay with a philosophical exploration of reason versus faith, played out in a zany spin on classic characters – real and imaginary!” May 14-17 at 7:30 p.m.; also May 16 at 2 p.m.; May 18 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; May 19 at 2 p.m. Portland Stage. http://

Bean Supper in South Portland

5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bean Supper at Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Baked beans, casseroles, homemade pies and more. $8 each, $17 family Last Bean supper until September.

Lowry’s Lodge Poetry Series

7 p.m. Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main St., downtown Westbrook. 591-7300 (many fine eateries along Main and Bridge streets), featuring: Claire Hersom (poet; Equal Justice Maine; Gary Lawless, Board of Directors (internationally respected poet; Gulf of Maine Books). Hosted by Jim Donnelly and Anna Wrobel, ‘Official’ home of Moon Pie Press (Westbrook Arts), $3 suggested donation, refreshments / Q & A with poets (please check out Saccarappa Art Collective’s Facebook page).

Ghost tours at Fort Knox

7 p.m. “The Friends of Fort Knox announced that the first ghost tours of the season, conducted by the East Coast Ghost Trackers, will take place Saturday evening, May 18th. Visitors may sign up for one of three, hour and one half guided tours where they will learn ghost hunting techniques, the legends of Fort hauntings and see ghost hunting equipment in action. The tours are $15 per person and tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 469-6553. The ghost tours will take place at 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.” A complete schedule of upcoming events may be found on their web site

‘Singing for a New Day’

7 p.m. “Women in Harmony is an inclusive group, welcoming women of various musical abilities while emphasizing choral excellence. Concerts are held twice yearly, in January and May. ‘Singing for a New Day’ will be performed on Saturday May 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday May 19 at 4pm, Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford Street, Portland. Tickets are available at Longfellow Books and Starbird Music in Portland, and at Nonesuch Books in South Portland. $12 advance, $10 student/senior, $15 at the door. For more information, please go to”

Bluestocking Film Series symposium

7 p.m. “The Bluestocking Film Series is on the move. With a new venue in Osher Hall at Maine College of Art, Maine’s only women’s film event is expanding to two days, celebrating the accomplishments of women in film with an international roster of provocative, award-winning short films on Sat., May 18 and a free-to-the-public symposium on Sun., May 19, titled ‘Why We Need The Bechdel Test Now.’ The Bluestocking will once again showcase woman-directed short films from the U.S. and around the globe. ‘This is our biggest, boldest screening yet,’ Kaminski says, ‘with stories that run the gamut from the darkest of dark comedies to thoughtful dramas and more.’ There will also be a raffle fundraiser with fun prizes — drawing will take place on Sunday.” The Bluestocking films will screen in Osher Hall at Maine College of Art at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $9/general and $6/student and are on sale via Brown Paper Tickets,; Watch trailers:

Comedian Ray Harrington in Portland

8 p.m. “Comedian Ray Harrington will be performing May 18 at the Mayo Street Arts Center in Portland. The show starts at 8 p.m. with opener Kevin Neales. It will be Ray’s first appearance in Portland since recording his debut album at the Comedy Connection in September of last year. Tickets for the show are available online at Originally from Bangor, Ray started performing in

a musical duo called Travesty in Training before stepping off on his own to do stand-up. After several years of performing in the Maine area Ray made the move to Rhode Island, were he was named Best Comedian in Providence. Having conquered stages all around the US Ray has branched out and recently headlined in London, England. His first comedy CD was recorded at the Comedy Connection in Sept. 2012.”

Sunday, May 19 Southern Maine Heart Walk

8:30 a.m. “Teams of families, friends and co-workers will take part in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Southern Maine Heart Walk on Sunday, May 19. The goal is to raise $300,000 to support the AHA’s lifesaving research, education, and advocacy efforts. Health screenings, guest survivor speakers, heart-healthy food, children’s activities, Hands-Only CPR demonstrations, and educational exhibits all aim to inspire people to lower their risk for cardiovascular diseases. News 8’s Tracy Sabol and WPOR FM’s Rachel Flehinger will serve as emcees.” Rain or shine. AAA Parking Lot, 68 Marginal Way, Portland, is the new location. 8:30 a.m. — Registration/Breakfast; 9:10 a.m. — Brief kickoff ceremonies/speeches; 9:30 a.m. — Walk around Back Cove. American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, 51 US Route One, Suite M, Scarborough. 523.3005.

‘Food is Hope’ concert and food drive

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Truly Chillemi, a fourth grader at Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth, has organized the third annual ‘Food is Hope’ concert and food drive to benefit Wayside Food Programs of Portland. The concert will be held on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Local Buzz, 327 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. Scheduled artists include traditional Cuban combo Primo Cubano, the Gorham School of Music Marimba All-Stars, and the Forbes Brothers, as well as others. Donations of non-perishable food will be collected at the event.”

Pet Rock in the Park 2013

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Portland Veterinary Specialists proudly presents Pet Rock in the Park 2013 taking place on Sunday May 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain Date: May 26) at Deering Oaks Park, Portland. Join the crowd as people and pets gather for a day of music, food and four-legged fun. Live musical entertainment on the Holistic Select-sponsored stage. ... Vendors on hand including food concessionaires, veterinary hospitals, pet products, doggie day care facilities, and shelters/rescue groups with pets looking for forever homes, Raffles and Prizes throughout the day. All to benefit Chase Away K9 Cancer,; more info at: http://

Victoria Mansion’s Annual Doll Tea

1 p.m. At the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. “This year’s theme is fairies! This popular annual event features live music, party favors, gift bags, door prizes, tea, baked goods and other refreshments. Once again there will be a crowning of Tea Royalty and Portland Ballet will be on hand to offer lessons to children. Afterwards, tour Victoria Mansion, decorated with beautiful dolls, for free! Guests of the Doll Tea are encouraged to bring their own dolls to the event! Adults $25, Children $15, Member and group discounts available. To purchase tickets call 772-4841; email:; see events at for more information.”

‘Wittenberg’ by David Davalos

2 p.m. April 30 to May 19. “Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg University as professors Martin Luther and Doctor Faustus duel for the allegiance of their pupil – Prince Hamlet. From tennis and beer to soliloquies over skulls, Davalos’ imaginative comedy of 16th century college life mixes slapstick and wordplay with a philosophical exploration of reason versus faith, played out in a zany spin on classic characters – real and imaginary!” May 14-17 at 7:30 p.m.; also May 16 at 2 p.m.; May 18 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.; May 19 at 2 p.m. Portland Stage.

Carnival of the Animals with the PSO

2:30 p.m. Discovery Concert presented by the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Tickets $10. A symphonic adventure for the whole family. Come early for games, crafts and lots more family-friendly musical fun. Seating: General Admission. Run Time: 60 minutes. Ages: Geared toward ages 5-12. All ages must have a ticket to attend this event. Box Office opens: 12:30 p.m. Pre-Show Activities: Please arrive for activities at 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. House opens: 2 p.m. Merrill Auditorium.

Bluestocking Film Series symposium

4 p.m. “The Bluestocking Film Series is on the move. With a new venue in Osher Hall at Maine College of Art, Maine’s only women’s film event is expanding to two days, celebrat-

ing the accomplishments of women in film with an international roster of provocative, award-winning short films on Sat., May 18 and a free-to-the-public symposium on Sun., May 19, titled ‘Why We Need The Bechdel Test Now.’ The Bluestocking will once again showcase woman-directed short films from the U.S. and around the globe. ‘This is our biggest, boldest screening yet,’ Kaminski says, ‘with stories that run the gamut from the darkest of dark comedies to thoughtful dramas and more.’ There will also be a raffle fundraiser with fun prizes — drawing will take place on Sunday.” The Bluestocking films will screen in Osher Hall at Maine College of Art at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $9/general and $6/student and are on sale via Brown Paper Tickets,, or at the door the evening of the screening. Visa/Mastercard accepted at the door. The symposium will take place in Osher Hall on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. and is free to the public. FMI, contact Kate Kaminski, founder/organizer. Watch trailers:

‘Social Action as Spiritual Practice’

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine will host a lecture/slide presentation Sally Bowden-Schaible and Robert Schaible titled “Social Action as Spiritual Practice: The Role of Interfaith Ministry in Achieving Middle East Peace.” “Sally is founder and coordinator of LivingWell, a center for mind-body health and spiritual growth, in Westbrook. Robert, professor emeritus of arts and humanities at the University of Southern Maine, has devoted his time since retiring in 2011 to working as chair of Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. Sally and Robert made their second trip to Israel/Palestine in May of last year as part of a delegation organized by the D.C.-based Interfaith Peace Builders. The event will be held at The Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave. Portland. FMI: 347-6740

Monday, May 20 City Council honors city’s 2013 top students

7 p.m. “The Portland City Council will honor the highest-achieving high school seniors in the Portland Public Schools at its meeting on May 20 at 7 p.m. in Portland City Hall. The council will issue proclamations for Sophie Hulbert, top-ranking senior at Casco Bay High School (CBHS), Eliza Lambert, CBHS’s second-ranked senior, Nathan Finberg, Deering High School’s valedictorian, Alyssa Donovan, Deering’s salutatorian, Alison Noel Savage, Portland High School’s valedictorian, and Charles (Chip) William Weber, Portland High’s salutatorian.”

Tuesday, May 21 The Salvation Army annual breakfast

7 a.m. Guest speaker, Maine humorist Gary Crocker. Ramada Inn at Saco Plaza, coffee and tea, 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.; buffet breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 each, can be purchased by calling 934-4381. All proceeds to benefit Camp Sebago.

Public invited to pray for peace

noon. “Wars and rumors of wars are much too present, and our faith urges us to pray for peace. State Street Church United Church of Christ located at 159 State St. in Portland continues holding a vigil at noon on the third Tuesday of the month. We invite members and the public to take some time to pray or meditate or contemplate the urgency of building a just and peaceful world. We will gather on the front steps of the church between noon and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, seeking a world where people strive for diplomatic relations instead of wars. Please join us if you are able.”

Night Owl Workshop

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Telling Room presents. “Join fiction writer Charlotte Bacon for Intimate Strangers: Bringing Your Birth Stories to Life, May 21, May 28 and June 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. “In this three-session class, participants will have the chance to write and tell the story of the arrival of the most amazing strangers they have ever met: their own babies. Over the course of three weeks with the guidance of a teacher and a midwife, participants are invited to explore and relive the memories and feelings of these unique events and set them on the page. Parents of all kinds, adoptive or biological, brand new or much older, and birth workers of all kinds are encouraged to join. This multisession workshop is $100, or $70 for TR volunteers.” http://

Foreside Garden Club

7 p.m. The next meeting of the Foreside Garden Club will be held at the Falmouth Public Library on Lunt Road in Falmouth. It will feature a program by master gardener Susan Snow on invasive plants in Maine. It will be followed by refreshments and a brief business meeting. All are invited to attend this free presentation and learn about what to avoid in our gardens. FMI Mimi Hinkel 829-3578.

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The Portland Sea Dogs (22-15) are returning from a challenging road trip which saw them split four games at then second place New Britain (20-19) and then lose the first two of three games at improving New Hampshire (19-21). The Sea Dogs remain in first place in the Eastern League’s Northern Division and will begin a three game series with the second place Binghamton Mets (22-18) at 6 p.m. tonight at Hadlock Field. Third baseman Michael Almanzar regained the team batting lead (among those with at least 70 at

bats) with a .292 batting average. The 6-feet, 3-inch, 22-year-old Eastern League rookie, who was born in the Dominican Republic, leads the team with five home runs. Almanzar was signed by the Boston Red Sox as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2007. Twenty-year-old shortstop Xander Bogaerts saw his batting average drop from 298 to .282 as his hit streak ended at nine games. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 175pound right-handed slugger, who was born in Aruba, participated in the 2009 Senior Little League World Series in Bangor, Maine. Right fielder Peter Hissey also had a rough week at the plate as his batting average fell from 296 to

.270. The 6-foot, 1-inch, 23-year-old lefty continues to lead the team with eight stolen bases, tied for eighth in the league. He had a theft on Wednesday, his first in seven games. Outfielder Tony Thomas, 5-foot, 10-inch, 180 pounds, leads the team with 25 runs batted in, also tied for eighth in the league. Last year in AAA Pawtucket, the 26 year old Thomas batted .242 with 10 home runs and 12 stolen bases in just 68 games. His uncle, Maurice Hurst, played football for the New England Patriots. The Sea Dogs schedule for the coming week includes: Friday, May 17 vs. Binghamton, 6 p.m.

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Friday, May 17 Lyle Divinsky & The Velvet Vagabonds at Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, $10; Doors at 8 p.m. Music at 9 p.m. Heritage Blues Quartet at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $22 adv/$25 door; 8 p.m. Eric Bettencourt at St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St., Portland, $12; 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18 The Kenya Hall Band at Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, $7; Doors at 8 p.m. Music at 9 p.m. Andre Nickatina at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $15/$25; 8 p.m. Jerks of Grass at St. Lawrence, 76 Congress St., Portland, $12; 7 p.m. Iron and Wine at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30 adv/$35 day of show; doors at 7 p.m. Music at 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 19 A Portland Water District truck that crashed into a dumpster at 472 Ocean St. in South Portland Wednesday afternoon is shown with significant front-end damage. South Portland Police reported that at 2:15 p.m., the white 2006 GMC district truck driven by William Sparks, 30, of Portland, was traveling south on Ocean Street when the driver bent down to pick up a candy bar, causing the vehicle to cross the roadway and crash into the Troiano Waste dumpster in the parking lot. Both the truck and dumpster were damaged, but there were no reports of injuries. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

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