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Portland, Maine. Yes. News is good here! Thursday, July 11, 2013

VOL. 5 NO. 90

PORTLAND, ME

PORTLAND’S DAILY NEWSPAPER

Maine’s legislative session ends with mixed reviews — Environmental, business groups respond. Story, page 6

Freeport’s historic Jameson Tavern reopens under new ownership — See the story, page 8

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Tom Hincks (left), former owner of the Fisherman’s Grill in Portland, and business partner Christian Erdmann, both with roots in Yarmouth, have reopened the historic Jameson Tavern at 115 Main St., Freeport. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

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(NY Times) — Pepsi-Cola hits the spot; eight full stories, that’s a lot. And that’s the size of a notch that has been carved into a 25-story apartment tower under construction in Long Island City, Queens, directly behind a waterfront billboard that PepsiCo has owned and maintained since 1936 and that is one of the most familiar features along the East River. The lower eight floors of the building have been recessed 12 feet, keeping them 45 feet distant from the back of the sign. Building designs are influenced by zoning, financing, engineering and marketing. The 4610 Center Boulevard tower may be the first to be influenced by a swirls-andcurls, Depression-era, rubyred, neon soft-drink sign. “It is almost as if the face of the sign shaped the volumetrics of the building,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, a partner in the firm Arquitectonica, which designed 4610 Center Boulevard for TF Cornerstone, a development company run by the brothers K. Thomas and Frederick Elghanayan. Once regarded as an eyesore, the sign is generally embraced today as a symbol of Long Island City’s industrial past, as a colossal work of Pop Art and as a way for those who live in the six buildings of TF Cornerstone’s Long Island City development to orient friends and families.

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BOSTON (NY Times) — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to all counts, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction, in his first appearance in public since he was captured hiding in a boat in a Boston suburb in April. With his left arm in a cast, Tsarnaev stood before Judge Marianne B. Bowler, and at least 30 victims and survivors, and repeatedly said that he was “not guilty” of charges that he killed three people and

wounded more than 260 others near the finish line of the 117th running of the marathon on April 15. Tsarnaev, wearing an orange jumpsuit, was fidgety during the short hearing. His face appeared distorted at times, and his hair was unkempt. When he arrived he smiled at his sisters, who cried during much of the hearing. A few supporters murmured their approval as he entered his plea. Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old ethnic Chechen and naturalized American citizen who

in high school seemed to have a bright future, now faces the death penalty or life in prison if he is convicted. Federal prosecutors say he and his older brother Tamerlan detonated two pressure cookers filled with explosives and nails and other shrapnel near the finish line of the April 15 marathon. Prosecutors have also charged Tsarnaev in the shooting death of Sean A. Collier, a 27-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer, three nights after the bombings.

Drones in Niger reflect new Rising chorus at the fed U.S. approach in terror fight to end stimulus sooner NIAMEY, Niger (NY Times) — Nearly every day, and sometimes twice daily, an unarmed American drone soars skyward from a secluded military airfield here, starting a surveillance mission of 10 hours or more to track fighters affiliated with Al Qaeda and other militants in neighboring Mali. The two MQ-9 Reapers that are based here stream live video and data from other sensors to American analysts working with French commanders, who say the aerial intelligence has been criti-

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WASHINGTON (NY Times) — The Federal Reserve’s economic stimulus campaign, backed by the Fed’s chairman and his allies, is facing increased internal opposition from officials who want to terminate the campaign by the end of the year, according to an account that the Fed released Wednesday. The chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, said after the most recent meeting of the Fed’s policy-making committee last month that the central bank planned to gradually diminish its monthly bond purchases starting later this year and ending in the middle of next year, as long as economic growth continued. But “about half” of the 19 officials who participate in the committee’s meetings “indicated that it likely would be appropriate to end asset purchases late this year,” according to the account of the June meeting that the Fed released after a standard delay.

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Lawyers for Zimmerman rest their case without calling him to the stand By Lizette Alvarez THE NEW YORK TIMES

SANFORD, Fla. — The defense in the George Zimmerman trial rested its case on Wednesday after days spent walking the jury through the foundation of his self-defense claim: his visible injuries, the mechanics of the fight and the contention that he was crying for help on a 911 recording. Mr. Zimmerman, who is charged with seconddegree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, did not take the witness stand, a signal that his lawyers are confident that prosecutors have not overcome reasonable doubt in the case. Asking a defendant to testify is fraught with risk and, in this case, is mostly unnecessary. The jury has already heard from Mr. Zimmerman, whose many statements to the police about the shooting were Zimmerman recorded and played in the courtroom, as was a televised interview that he gave to Sean Hannity. After the defense’s last witness left the courtroom, Mr. Zimmerman was asked by Judge Debra S. Nelson whether he had come to a decision on whether he would take the stand. “After consulting with counsel,” Mr. Zimmerman said, his decision was “not to testify, your honor.” In a news conference after court recessed on Wednesday, Mark O’Mara, Mr. Zimmerman’s lawyer, said his client had wanted to take the stand. “You know, a big part of him wanted to get in front of the jury and talk to them and say, ‘This is what I’ve done and this is why I did it,’ ” Mr. O’Mara said. “It was a very difficult decision for George to make.” In the end, Mr. O’Mara said, Mr. Zimmerman listened to his lawyers, who had advised against it. Under Florida law, prosecutors must prove that Mr. Zimmerman did not shoot Mr. Martin in selfdefense on Feb. 26, 2012. That is a high bar in a case in which the defendant — the sole survivor of an encounter that no one clearly witnessed — contends that he feared being killed. Defense lawyers also chose not to tell the jury about a toxicology report showing small amounts of marijuana found in Mr. Martin’s body. Mr. O’Mara said in the news conference that he decided not to bring up the marijuana because he has tried to balance defending Mr. Zimmerman without needlessly tarnishing Mr. Martin’s memory. “It didn’t seem to be significant enough,” Mr. O’Mara said of the toxicology report. With both sides having rested, the judge announced that the state had called 40 witnesses and the defense had called 19. The prosecution will present its closing statements Thursday, with the rest of the statements concluding Friday. Robert Zimmerman, Mr. Zimmerman’s father, was the last person to take the stand for the defense on Wednesday. He recounted that he was asked by the police to listen to a recording of a 911 call where a voice could be heard shouting for help during the fight that night. The police then asked him if he recognized the voice.

“I told them absolutely; it was my son, George,” Mr. Zimmerman said. Over four days of testimony, the defense tried to convince the jury that Mr. Zimmerman shot and killed Mr. Martin only because Mr. Martin was on top of him, punching him and slamming his head into concrete. Mr. Zimmerman told the police that he feared for his life. Mr. Martin was unarmed as he walked back to the house in the gated community where he was a guest. Prosecutors said Mr. Zimmerman, the volunteer neighborhood watch coordinator, “profiled” Mr. Martin, a black 17-year-old who was wearing a hoodie and walking in the rain. They contend that he pursued Mr. Martin and began the confrontation that ended in the teenager’s death. Although the issue of race rarely entered the proceedings, the case was propelled initially by civil rights leaders who viewed the handling of the case by the police as unjust. To bolster its case, defense lawyers called a widely known expert in forensic pathology, who stated that the trajectory of the bullet and Mr. Zimmerman’s injuries were consistent with Mr. Zimmerman’s account of how the struggle unfolded. The lawyers also put on the stand nine people who identified the voice on the 911 call as Mr. Zimmerman’s. Relatives of Mr. Martin, however, said it was his voice on the recording. Tracy Martin, Mr. Martin’s father, also was called to testify. Two police officers testified that two days after the shooting Mr. Martin said it was not his son screaming for help. But on the stand Mr. Martin told the jury that the police were wrong. Mr. Martin said he told the police that he could not tell whether it was his son’s voice. About two weeks later, after he heard the recording of the 911 call again in the Sanford mayor’s office, where his family had gathered in private to listen to it, Mr. Martin identified it as his son’s voice. Despite the fact that the defense called about half as many witnesses as the state, Mr. Zimmerman may have benefited from the testimony of several prosecution witnesses who appeared to bolster his self-defense claim. On Wednesday, the defense also got the chance to remind the jury that Mr. Zimmerman’s town house development had experienced a rash of crime. This prompted Mr. Zimmerman to set up the neighborhood watch program, they said. Olivia Bertalan testified that on Aug. 3, 2011, she was home with her baby when she saw two young men ringing her doorbell. They left and then one of the youths came back. She ran upstairs and called the police. The youth came into her house, and as he rattled the doorknob of her son’s bedroom, she cowered in the corner, her baby in one hand and a rusty pair of scissors in another, she said. The burglar, a resident, did not enter the room, but stole her laptop and camera elsewhere in the house, and then left. He was later arrested and released because he was a minor. After she moved out, she received a letter saying he had been rearrested. The day of the home invasion, Mr. Zimmerman came by to see how she was doing. He later brought her a second lock for her sliding glass door. “I was very appreciative,” Ms. Bertalan said.

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Texas House passes measure tightening clinic rules and restricting access to abortion By John Schwartz THE NEW YORK TIMES

AUSTIN, Tex. — The Texas House of Representatives passed a vigorously contested bill on Wednesday restricting access to abortion. The vote was called shortly after 11 a.m. As the votes were counted, one spectator in the gallery stood up and shouted, “As a queer woman of color, I object to these proceedings.” Security guards approached her and others who began to shout as the vote came in: 96 to 49. House members and supporters in the gallery applauded as officers led some protesters out and carried others from the chamber. The bill closely resembles one that the House passed last month, and which was stalled at the end of a special session of the Legislature by an 11-hour filibuster by State Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth. But her victory proved temporary: Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, called a second special session of the Legislature to take up the abortion bill once again. The bill, like its predecessor, would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and hold abortion clinics to the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers, among other requirements. Its supporters argue that the heightened requirements will protect women’s health; opponents counter that the restrictions are intended solely as a burden on the clinics that perform abortions and will impose expenses that will force many of them to close. The House held a preliminary vote on Tuesday evening and approved the measure largely along party lines, with 98 members for and 49 against. Now the bill moves to the Texas Senate, where a committee has already scheduled a hearing for Thursday to consider it and, probably, to pass it along to the full Senate for final approval. That vote could come by the end of the week. With the Senate largely inactive until then, opponents of the bill took to the road. Senator Davis, whose political profile has been raised to national recognition by her filibuster, joined Cecile Richards, the president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, for a rally in Houston as part of a “Stand With Texas Women” bus tour that will hit the state’s major cities through the weekend. The fight over the abortion issue has led to an outpouring of political activism on both sides of the issue that has startled lawmakers and swelled the presence of Capitol security forces. Thousands of demonstrators — the bill’s supporters wearing blue, and the opponents, orange — thronged the hallways of the Capitol and jammed the House spectator gallery. After the Tuesday night vote, opponents of the bill chanted “Shame on you” at lawmakers. Upon hearing of the provisional passage of the bill on Tuesday night, Ms. Richards, the daughter of former Gov. Ann Richards, sent out a Twitter message that stated, “Tonight the TX House passed a bill that will take women back decades — and we’re not going.”


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Higgins a straight shooter, deserves credit for column Editor, Days late and many dollars short; mired in much ado about many “no things,” I was really dismayed to read such a drubbing of Bob Higgins in a recent “Letter to the Editor” because just the opposite is one of the things I was days late on. I thought Mr. Higgins’ piece on the Thompson Point Project raised much ado about A LOT of important and too little called-out “some things”; and thought it was one of his best pieces to date and am really sorry I couldn’t get the time to send a say-so about just that, many days ago, like I had wanted to. (Perhaps the Sun should get more instantaneous online commenting that doesn’t force Readers to be a Facebook User as their only online validity to having a say about anything:) Days late and still, also, much time short. Telly got the National Award, (CONGRATULATIONS!) and Bob Higgins is the straight shooting Local “King” of the Analogies, in my book. Audrey Spence Portland

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Welcome to Vacationland! Ahhhhhh, summer! The season we’ve all been waiting for. Hot days, cool nights — family and friend get-togethers; bike and boat rides; hikes, camping, beaches and barbeques, it is the season that calls you to throw on your flipflops, kick back, and relax. The season won’t last long, so make the most of it. Indeed — of all the seasons in Maine, summer has a totally different feel. Summer brings Better with on an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude — you see it with those Age working in the tourism and hospitality industry — the best has been turned on; there are jobs! People are working in an industry that makes people on vacation happy! Happy people breed happiness! Happiness among a naturally beautiful landscape is Maine — the way life should be. Welcome to Vacationland! Maine with its diverse beauty calls out an invitation to step away from your routine and immerse yourself in nature’s wonderland. When is the last time you took a real vacation? By real, I mean, stepped away from everything that complicates your life and boggles your mind. Yes, that would mean your cell phone, computer, ipad, radio, TV, and mailbox — a total turnoff. Could you do it? It is difficult to do; that is, until you get into remote parts of Maine, engaged in an outdoor activity where there is no cell service. It is here that I catch my inner thoughts among natural beauty. I feel energized, refreshed, alive, assured, and confident; mind, body, soul, and spirit is nourished. Maine’s vacationland is so much more. It is a retreat. It is in this moment that I realize how special Maine is. Indeed — parts of Maine can truly offer a vaca-

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tion that allows you to escape it all. Its appeal is in its simplicity. Free from distractions of electronic devises and media buzz — it is here that you can unwind, relax, be pampered with a different type of luxury; in Maine’s natural beauty by people who are happy you are here — they are earning a living on Maine tourism. Now — if only we could market this remarkable state year-round. Maybe the new slogan for Portland: “Yes. Life is good here,” will ring true to those who live, work and breathe Maine year-round. Contrary to what many think: Maine need not be turned on in the summer, and off the rest of the year. I came to this realization on my 40th birthday when my husband brought me on a surprise road trip in February to Quebec City. As we drove through the sleepy parts of northern rural Maine across the border into Quebec, it was like a pot on the stove coming to a rapid boil; boiling over, in fact. I commented to my husband: Quebec, in February, has blown the top off Maine. A cold city, abuzz with activity, was alive! There were things to do! People dressed for the outdoor elements. It was hopping and happening. From that point on, I have never bought into Maine needing to roll up the sidewalks in winter. Maine has attitude. What you believe, is what you become. If you believe it is only summer vacation land – than that is what it will be. If you believe it is more; then make it more. Don’t close up shop on labor day; don’t turn the lights off at sundown; put on your winter coat, hit the slopes, dust off the snow shoes, wax the cross country skis, light up the fireplace, turn on the music, open the theatres, have the massage tables ready, and the spas open. The bears may go into hibernation; the people don’t have to! We have a great state; we have great people. ‘Yes, life is good here’: I hope this new slogan will be promoted year-round. I hope the people here will embrace this see VACHON page 5


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What flight attendants do Back in the old days, it was “coffee, tea or me.” Flight attendants were stewardesses. They wore sometimes stylish and sometimes just plain bizarre suits or dresses. They were all young and thin and single and definitely not pregnant. That’s what male travelers (and most of the travelers were male) preferred. And that was the argument the airlines made when they got sued for discrimination. They claimed that being young and thin and female was “job related,” a business “necessity” even, and they produced all kinds of studies showing that passengers really did feel more comfortable with stewardesses they could flirt with. The reason the airlines ultimately lost, the reason you see flight attendants who are old and male and feel no need to flirt, is because the courts ruled that making passengers feel comfortable is not the primary job of a flight attendant. And, by the way, it’s also not making sure you get a good dinner or a stiff drink the minute you sit down. Flight attendants are there for safety. They are trained for the moment no one ever wants to experience, the moment passengers on Asiana Airlines experienced last week at San Francisco International Airport, the moment when safety is all that matters. In the days since, there has been much talk about the actions of the “flight crew” — including the revelation that the pilot was “training” on the flight. But there has been nothing but praise for the flight attendants — in the case of Asiana, high heels and pencil skirts and all — who carried people off of the plane, dealt with a chute that had wrongly inflated inside the plane and, in short, did what they were trained to do: save lives, not make drinks. I fly a lot and have for many years. And over the years, I’ve seen life get harder and harder for the women, and now the men, too, who “serve” the passengers. They have more of us to deal with and fewer goodies to give us; we are tired and overbooked and cranky. The food is

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Creators Syndicate terrible, and there isn’t enough of it (to quote Woody Allen), and you have to pay for it, to boot. It takes forever to get a drink. There’s no blanket. There’s no outlet. The WiFi doesn’t work. The seat won’t go back. There’s a line for the bathroom. When I was a kid, I thought airports were incredibly glamorous places. I thought flying was exciting. I would get all dressed up to “travel.” It would never occur to me to complain. These days, it occurs to me all the time. Traveling brings out the worst in many of us. I’m guilty, too. Ask my kids. It shouldn’t take a tragedy like the Asiana crash to remind us that airplanes are not hotels and restaurants that happen to have wings, and flight attendants are not traveling waiters and waitresses or front desk clerks at the hotel in the sky. When lives are on the line, their job is to put us first. That’s what the flight attendants on the Asiana flight did, and that’s what that overworked man or woman greeting you at the front of the plane or serving you your soda will do if, God forbid, they need to. They will put your life first. Their instincts, honed by training, will be to save you. They are ready to do it every time they get on a plane, and for that every one of us who travels for work or play owes them a debt of gratitude. So if you happen to be on a plane this week, maybe it’s a good time to sit back and thank the flight attendant — not for the orange juice or the pillow, but for being ready. (To find out more about Susan Estrich and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.)

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attitude and make it ring true. Maine’s four seasons are distinct; and they are short! We have our beloved summer season; then there’s leaf peeping and hunting season; followed by winter, and then mud season. A lot of energy goes into summer — we pour it on, and serve it up really well. Unless you’re an outdoor enthusiast, winter is sold short. A little bit of night life — some arts and theatre, winter celebration, combined with spa pampering could fix this season. By the time spring comes; some down time to unwind, regroup, and gear up makes perfect sense.

Maine in its pure real simplicity is a unique retreat. A place where you can escape; put your electronics away, and reconnect with your inner thoughts – relax, breathe, enjoy the environment and the people, and fantasize: Where will your next real vacation be? Will you come back to Maine in the winter? I hope so. For now — soak up all that Maine’s summer has to offer. It won’t last long. Enjoy! (Karen Vachon is a Scarborough resident. She is a licensed health and life insurance agent and active community volunteer. To follow her on Facebook, go to: http://www.facebook. com/karenvachonhealth.)

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Legislative session ends with mixed reviews By David Carkhuff THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

The end of a busy and often rancorous legislative session in Augusta prompted both applause and boos from observers as the dust settled. On Wednesday, the Senate completed its work for the first session of the 126th Legislature, the Senate Democrats noted. Republicans in the Senate called it “the legislative session that never seems to end,” as Democrats held a majority and Republican Gov. Paul LePage issued 83 vetoes, most of them to be upheld by legislators. Democrats said they fulfilled “commitments to strengthen Maine’s economy and public education system, pass a responsible, balanced budget, and stand up for Maine values.” “This session, legislators have proven that we can put politics aside and work together for our state,” said Senate President Justin Alfond of Portland in a press release. “From paying back our hospitals to passing a responsible bipartisan budget, we have stood up for Maine values and Maine people.” The National Federation of Independent Business on Wednesday reacted to the end of the 2013 legislation session “with a mix of disappointment and relief.” “Our members are very disappointed that the Legislature finished this year without producing significant progress on economic growth,” said NFIB State Director David Clough in a press release. “On the other hand, some of the more aggressive anti-business measures didn’t survive the session. If we were to give them a grade, it would be ‘I’ for Incomplete.” The Legislature “engaged in bruising fights with Governor LePage” over raising the minimum wage and the cost of workers compensation,” the federation reported, adding that both of these plans “would have hurt small businesses and hampered economic growth.” “The Governor vetoed those mea-

sures, but it is still unsettling for small businesses to see legislators fighting that hard to punish employers when they should be fighting hard for the economy and jobs,” said Clough. Maine’s economy has lagged the country and it competes with Rhode Island for worst in the region, the federation reported. Very little of what the Legislature did this year will improve the situation, said Clough. “We have high unemployment, high poverty rates and high numbers of people collecting government assistance,” said Clough. “Those problems aren’t improved by higher taxes and more burdens on businesses, but that was the Legislature’s focus this year.” The Natural Resources Council of Maine, however, listed several highlights in an assessment of the impact of this session on Maine’s environment. “Highlights include passage of bills to increase energy efficiency investments, open the St. Croix River for alewives, and create a new paint recycling program,” the group reported in a press release. “Disappointments include the failure to pass bills to protect the environment from mineral mining, extend the state’s energy building code, and to override a veto by the governor of a bill to address the impacts of climate change.” The Legislature unanimously approved new rules in LD 902 that will phase out toxic bisphenol-A, or BPA in infant formula and baby food packaging. These rules were initiated through a petition signed by 800 Maine moms and citizens concerned about the effects of BPA, the council stated. The governor allowed the rules to go into effect without his signature. Governor LePage vetoed a bill (LD 825) aimed at reducing the impacts of climate change on communities and economy, the council reported. The bill would have restarted a climate adaptation planning process that was stopped by the LePage Administration two years ago, but the House failed to override the veto by one vote, the council reported.

Maine Rep. Diane Russell, D-Portland, listens intently while Rep. Terry Hayes, D-Buckfield, a friend and peer in the Maine House of Representatives, gives a nomination speech for House Speaker during the early days of the legislative session. At the conclusion of the session, Democrats elected new leadership. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

“The Legislature rescinded $300,000 in public funds authorized last year to conduct a financial feasibility study for a possible 220-mile East-West highway and energy corridor across the middle of Maine, including through important wildlife habitat and conservation lands,” the council added. “Another big win for Maine’s environment came with passage of the omnibus energy bill (LD 1559), despite the governor’s veto. The House (121-11) and Senate (35-0) overrode the veto, although the governor did extract an additional concession regarding offshore wind power,” the council stated. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, calling itself the “leading national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the public charter school movement,” cheered “a failed attempt by the Maine legislature to override vetoes on a package of bills aimed at weakening one of the nation’s best charter

school laws.” “The package of four bills included legislation that would make charter schools an easy target for future funding cuts and that would require charter schools to comply with more red tape. These bills were aimed at stopping Maine’s fledgling charter school community and all were vetoed by Governor Paul LePage,” the group reported. The Legislature attempted to override his vetoes, but was ultimately unsuccessful. Maine passed a law allowing charter schools to be created in that state in 2011. Democrats said they fulfilled their commitment to strengthen Maine’s public schools “by rejecting the governor’s proposals to siphon taxpayer dollars to fund private, for-profit, and religious schools, restoring funding to Head Start to improve early childhood education, and creating a path for the state to fund 55 percent of K-12 education per the will of the voters.” The second session of the 126th Legislature will begin in January.

MOFGA praises bill requiring GMO labeling Governor vows to sign legislation in January; caveat that other states must follow suit, pass similar laws Daily Sun Staff Report When Gov. Paul LePage signs a bill in January that identifies foods containing genetically modified organisms, Maine will become the second state in the country to adopt labeling requirements for foods derived from genetically modified crops and animals, according to Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, or MOFGA. LePage LD 718, An Act to Protect Maine Food Consumers’ Right to Know About Genetically Engineered Food and Seed Stock, was the focus of a rally in late April at the

State House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Lance Harvell, R-Farmington, requires a label reading “Produced with Genetic Engineering” on foods consisting of or containing a genetically modified organism. MOFGA applauded LePage’s announcement that he supports LD 718, noting the bill won overwhelming support in both the House and Senate. Although the Legislature officially adjourned Wednesday, MOFGA reported that LePage has promised to sign the bill in January, when the Legislature convenes for the second session. In a letter sent on Tuesday afternoon to Harvell and Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Lincoln County, lead sponsors of the bill, LePage stated, “I deeply appreciate the strong public sentiment behind the bill and agree that consumers should have the right to know what is in their food. Additionally, my support for the bill is based in large part on the requirement in the bill that similar legislation be enacted and passed in other contiguous states.” One of the primary targets of GMO labeling legislation is Monsanto Company, which, according to its website (http://monsanto.mediaroom.com), “is

a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.” In a section devoted to the GMO issue, Monsanto reported on its website, “Hundreds of millions of meals containing food from GM crops have been consumed. There has not been a single substantiated instance of illness or harm associated with GM crops.” The company opposes labeling efforts, stating, “Within the United States, the government has established clear guidance with respect to labeling food products containing GM ingredients; we support this approach. We also support food companies’ choices to voluntarily label food products noting certain attributes (e.g., organic) based on their customers’ preferences and provided the labeling is truthful and not misleading. We oppose current initiatives to mandate labeling of ingredients developed from GM seeds in the absence of any demonstrated risks. Such mandatory labeling could imply that food products containing these ingredients are somehow inferior to their conventional or organic counterparts.”


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Republicans in Maine raised a furor after 19 Democrats on Wednesday changed their votes to defeat LD 1503, a bill that would have allowed military recruiters the same access to Maine public schools as civilian career recruiters and would have allowed them to wear their uniforms while visiting schools. The Maine Republican Party called on U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, a prospective candidate for governor in 2014, to take a position on votes by state legislative Democrats regarding military recruiters in public schools. “Mike Michaud must either stand up and rebuke this offensive anti-U.S. military action by Maine Democrat legislators, or explain why he thinks it is okay to take a hard line against our honorable servicemen and servicewomen,” said Jason Savage, executive director of the Maine Republican Party, in a statement. “If Mike Michaud wants to be governor, he no longer has the luxury of just casting obscure votes from the back bench of the minority party in the U.S. House. Silence is consent in this instance, and if he supports this vote against our military by his fellow partisan liberals in Augusta, he needs to at least have the courage to say so,” Savage said. Governor Paul LePage released a following statement rebuking House Democrats after they voted to block the bill requiring school districts to adopt policies allowing uniformed military recruiters the same access and opportunity to meet with students enjoyed by other postsecondary and career recruiters. “The American military uniform represents freedom, honor and integrity to millions around the world. I am not surprised, but appalled that some Democrats in the Maine Legislature are playing a political game with the men and women in uniform who defend our country,” LePage said. “It is a disgrace they have denied our American heroes in uniform the opportunity to speak with Maine students. Their claim in blocking my bill was that there was no proof of a problem, despite the Maine National Guard’s recruiters repeatedly saying there are issues.” Conservative commentator Ray Richardson, host of the Ray Richardson Show on Newstalk WLOB

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Opponents of Congress Square Park proposal organize games Today and Thursday, July 18, members of the public who oppose a city proposal to dedicate part of Congress Square Park for an events center will host games in the public space. The public is invited to play dodgeball, kickball, pin artillery and capture the flag, according to a press release from organizers. The events will go

from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and are open to all ages and skill levels. “Do you accept the challenge?” asked William Hessian on a poster while holding up a dodge ball. The games will be a jump in jump out casual format where everyone can play, organizers said. “Many of our favorite gym games we often do not have the chance to play as we grow older are being  resurrected  in one of Portland’s tiny parks,” the press release stated. “Right across from the Portland Museum of Art you will find a group of strangers tossing squishy balls at each other, running, sprinting and jumping all over the park.” Developers of the nearby Eastland Park Hotel aim to revitalize and rebrand the historic hotel, and a plan is on the table to develop an events center on part of the park. But critics are concerned about the city giving up public space. For more information about the games, visit  https://www.facebook.com/ events/401425079978419/.

City to offer food safety classes The city’s Health and Human Services Public Health Division will host a series of food safety trainings for Portland restaurant employees. The certified food protection manager classes will be open to any food service professional interested in taking the class, which lasts for a full day, according to a press release. State law requires that food service establishments have a certified food protection manager on staff who is responsible for safe food preparation practices. The class is $115 per person and the first session is on July 25. Some of the topics covered during the class include personal hygiene, cross contaminations, receiving and storage, food safety management systems and time and temperature requirements. The course will be available 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. the following days: • July 25: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. • Aug. 22: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library. • Sept. 25: Room 24, Portland City Hall. • Oct. 23: Room 24, Portland City Hall. • Nov. 20: Room 24, Portland City Hall. • Dec. 18: Room 24, Portland City Hall. For details, visit the city’s website at http://www. portlandmaine.gov/hhs/foodsafety.asp or call 8748784.

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Freeport’s historic Jameson Tavern reopens After its abrupt closure in February, landmark relaunched with ‘soft opening’ on Sunday By David Carkhuff THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A Freeport landmark, the Jameson Tavern at 115 Main St., reopened on Sunday, with new owners at the helm. Established in 1779, according to the business website (www.jamesontavern.com), fans of the eating establishment were dismayed when the tavern abruptly closed “until further notice” in mid-February. This week, the newly reopened restaurant has been buzzing with activity, with a robust after-lunch crowd on Wednesday. Tom Hincks, former owner of the Fisherman’s Grill in Portland, was busy in the kitchen Wednesday, while his business partner Christian Erdmann talked with staff in the bustling dining area. “The reception has been great,” Erdmann said. “The town has been great to us, the state has been great to us. People are really excited that we are back up and running. We did a little bit of renovations, and the place looks great.” Erdmann explained that he and Hincks are new owners of the business, and that they are leasing the historic building. They took over the business three months ago, he said. “The old owner was here for 30 years, and he just decided one day to close the doors,” he recalled. Erdmann said he has restaurant experience in both Boothbay and in Florida, working in both locations. Hincks owned the Fishermen’s Grill on Forest Avenue in Portland until three months ago. “We’ve both been in the restaurant

ABOVE: Daytime bartender Karen Lajoie takes care of customers on Wednesday afternoon during a busy day at Jameson Tavern. RIGHT: A plaque inside the tavern explains its history. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTOS)

business for about 30 years. We both grew up in Yarmouth,” Erdmann said. Jameson Tavern features a changedup menu and soon-to-be-updated website, he said. “We have half tavern food and half fresh Maine seafood,” Erdmann said. Since its “soft opening” on Sunday, the Jameson Tavern’s hours are Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Freeport seeking new slogan as birthplace claim debunked Portland plans to roll out its new motto on a redesigned website By David Carkhuff THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

In its write-up about Freeport, the Maine Office of Tourism states, “The historical town is often credited as being the birthplace of the State of Maine. Many of the meetings leading up to the state’s separation from Massachusetts in 1820 took place in Freeport’s Jameson Tavern, which is still in operation today.” Well, sort of. The tavern is still in operation today, now that new owners have reopened the popular establishment. But Freeport officials are welcoming suggestions for a new town motto after the former motto, “The Birthplace of Maine,” was dropped for being historically inaccurate. Sally W. Rand wrote at the Freeport Historical Society website (http://freeporthistoricalsociety. org/freeport-history/freeports-role-in-maines-statehood): “There has been concern for many years about the tradition that papers were signed in 1820 in Freeport making it the ‘Birthplace of Maine.’ No verification for this claim has been found, despite the bronze plaque dedicated by the DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, in 1915, and placed at the Jameson-Codman Tavern on Freeport’s Main Street.

A Portland city forestry truck features the slogan, “Yes. Cultivating’s good here” on the door. (CRAIG LYONS PHOTO)

When the authors of Three Centuries of Freeport published their book in 1940, they devoted an entire chapter to the question of ‘Freeport and Maine Independence,’ concluding the invalidity of the claim, but this unsubstantiated story has lingered on. Without sources, this legend does not stand up to scrutiny.” Peter Joseph, Freeport town manager, said Wednesday that a special projects council subcommittee met Tuesday and discussed the Freeport slogan. “They’re going to wait to hear from residents,”

Joseph said. In August, the subcommittee may meet and revisit the topic of crafting a new slogan. “They’re going to take a wait and see approach,” Joseph said. If anybody wants to talk about the slogan, they should contact their district councilor, he said. Portland recently unveiled its city slogan. Mayor Michael Brennan along with representatives from Creative Portland, the Portland Chamber of Commerce, Portland Downtown District, the Greater Portland Convention & Visitors Bureau and local business owners unveiled the “new brand system,” with the catchphrase, “Portland, Maine. Yes. Life’s good here.” Nearly a month later, city departments are trying to incorporate the slogan. “I think that we’ve had a variety of people use it in unusual ways, which has been sort of fun,” said city communications director, Nicole Clegg. “We’re in the process of selecting a website design company for the redesign of our website, and we’ll be using it there,” Clegg added. A city forestry truck features the slogan, “Yes. Cultivating’s good here” on the door. A traffic vehicle adopted a “transportation is good here” variation, she said. “I think the really fun part is going to be with the new website and seeing ways we’re going to incorporate it there,” Clegg said.


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Mark Wheeler (right) poses with a 1986 NBA championship ring owned by Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings (background) during a rally for the Boston Celtics at Monument Square in this scene from 2010. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

Nets’ optimism comes at a price By Howard Beck THE NEW YORK TIMES

ORLANDO, Fla. — The names slipped out before Billy King could catch himself. “Kevin,” he said in passing. “Paul,” he said in his next breath. All he could do was smile a wry smile and move on. No, the Nets cannot yet talk and gloat and rhapsodize about adding Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to their star-stuffed lineup. The trade that will bring those two to Brooklyn cannot be completed until Friday. So King, the Nets’ general manager, had to censor himself Wednesday, as difficult as it was. “Obviously, I like our starting five,” King said, smiling again. “We’re pretty good there.” The N.B.A. lifted its moratorium on signings and trades Wednesday, allowing teams to announce and discuss the deals they made in the last 10 days, with a few exceptions. The Nets’ trade with Boston, which was consummated in principle on draft night, will be delayed so the Nets can include Kris Joseph in the deal, via sign-and-trade. They will also soon complete the signings of center Andray Blatche and point guard Shaun Livingston. But the Nets were dealt a minor setback Wednesday when they learned that Bojan Bogdanovic, a sweet-shooting small forward from Croatia, would not be joining them as expected. Bogdanovic, a 2011 second-round pick, had been working on a buyout with his Turkish team, Fenerbahce Ulker, with plans to sign a three-year deal with the Nets. But the buyout negotiations faltered Wednesday morning, leaving the Nets with a vacancy behind Pierce on the depth chart. King alluded to “a backup plan,” which could involve a run at Andrei Kirilenko, the multiskilled veteran forward. But with only a $3.18 million cap exception to spend, the Nets have to be considered a long shot. Kirilenko, 32, made $10.2 million last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he remains a hot commodity. The San Antonio Spurs were prepared to give him a contract averaging more than $8 million a year in a sign-and-trade deal, according to Yahoo Sports, but the talks broke down.

The Nets cannot yet talk and gloat and rhapsodize about adding Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to their star-stuffed lineup. The trade that will bring those two to Brooklyn cannot be completed until Friday. The Nets lost another potential target Wednesday when Corey Brewer reportedly agreed to terms with the Timberwolves. After him, the market for free agent small forwards is thin. The Nets badly need a solid backup to avoid overplaying the 35-year-old Pierce. They can also use Joe Johnson at small forward at times. The Nets had offered Bogdanovic a starting salary of $2.4 million. His buyout with Fenerbahce would have cost more than $1 million, however, complicating the picture. It is unclear why the Nets did not offer Bogdanovic the full $3.18 million cap exception to help offset the buyout. It is possible that their record-setting luxury-tax bill, estimated at $75 million, might have posed an obstacle. The Nets had already conceded that they would not add a 15th player because of the additional tax hit. At this point, every million the Nets spend will cost them an additional $3.25 million in taxes. With Bogdanovic off the books, the Nets could break up his salary to spend on two lesser players, King said. But it appears the Nets are close to their spending limit. King, speaking a short time before the Bogdanovic deal fell through, spoke glowingly of the owner Mikhail D. Prokohorov’s financial commitment in adding Pierce and Garnett to an alreadyexpensive roster. “I think it’s great for our fans, great for our organization, that we have an owner that’s willing to spend the money, but I think spend it wisely,” King said. “We wouldn’t have spent this way if we didn’t think it would help us advance our common goal and win a championship.” Asked if his roster is indeed championship-worthy now, King smiled again. “I don’t know, I’ll leave it up to you guys to make the predictions in October,” he said.

Kenneth S. Johnson Jr., 48, of Portland, Maine, passed away peacefully at home July 8, 2013, with his faithful dog Reggie by his side. He was a graduate of Kennett High School in Conway NH, class of 1982. He attended the University of New Hampshire, Thompson School of Business. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth S. Johnson, Sr. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Barbara and George Jackson of Tamworth; two brothers, Mark Johnson and wife Tammy of Madison, and Steven Johnson of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Natalie Taylor and husband Scott of Chocorua, and Jennifer Peloquin and husband Thomas of Chocorua. He will be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews; Hannah, Rachael, Joey, Robby, and Allison. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a local animal shelter. A private celebration for friends and family will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ctcrawford.com.


Today’s Birthdays: Actor Tab Hunter is 82. Actress Susan Seaforth Hayes is 70. Singer Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 66. Ventriloquist-actor Jay Johnson is 64. Actor Bruce McGill is 63. Singer Bonnie Pointer is 63. Actor Stephen Lang is 61. Actress Mindy Sterling is 60. Boxer Leon Spinks is 60. Actress Sela Ward is 57. Singer Peter Murphy is 56. Actor Mark Lester is 55. Jazz musician Kirk Whalum is 55. Singer Suzanne Vega is 54. Rock guitarist Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) is 54. Actress Lisa Rinna is 50. Rock musician Scott Shriner is 48. Actress Debbe Dunning is 47. Actor Gred Grunberg is 47. Wildlife expert Jeff Corwin is 46. Actor Justin Chambers is 43. Actress Leisha Hailey is 42. Actor Michael Rosenbaum is 41. Pop-rock singer Andrew Bird is 40. Country singer Scotty Emerick is 40. Rock singer Ben Gibbard is 37. Pop-jazz singer-musician Peter Cincotti is 30. Actor David Henrie is 24. Actor Connor Paolo is 23.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2013. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1533, Pope Clement VII issued a bull of excommunication against England’s King Henry VIII for the annulment of the king’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon and subsequent marriage to second wife Anne Boleyn. On this date: In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Mass. In 1798, the U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by a congressional act that also created the U.S. Marine Band. In 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, N.J. In 1859, Big Ben, the great bell inside the famous London clock tower, chimed for the first time. In 1922, the Hollywood Bowl officially opened with a program called “Symphonies Under the Stars” with Alfred Hertz conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In 1937, American composer and pianist George Gershwin died at a Los Angeles hospital of a brain tumor; he was 38. In 1952, the Republican national convention, meeting in Chicago, nominated Dwight D. Eisenhower for president and Richard M. Nixon for vice president. In 1960, the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee was first published by J.B. Lippincott and Co. In 1973, a Varig 707 from Brazil made an emergency crash-landing outside Paris after fire broke out on board, sending smoke into the cabin; 123 of the 134 people on board perished. In 1979, the abandoned U.S. space station Skylab made a spectacular return to Earth, burning up in the atmosphere and showering debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia. In 1988, nine people were killed when suspected Palestinian gunmen attacked hundreds of tourists aboard a Greek cruise ship, the City of Poros, which was steaming toward a marina in suburban Athens. In 1995, the U.N.-designated “safe haven” of Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina fell to Bosnian Serb forces, who then carried out the killings of 8,000 Muslim men and boys. Ten years ago: President George W. Bush put responsibility squarely on the CIA for his disputed claim that Iraq had tried to acquire nuclear material from Africa, prompting Director George Tenet to publicly accept full blame for the miscue. Five years ago: Oil prices reached a record high of $147.27 a barrel. IndyMac Bank’s assets were seized by federal regulators. A North Korean soldier fatally shot a South Korean tourist at a northern mountain resort, further straining relations between the two Koreas. One year ago: Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd in Houston, Republican Mitt Romney declared he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first U.S. secretary of state to visit Laos in more than five decades. The Syrian ambassador to Iraq defected, denouncing President Bashar Assad.

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The Maine International Film Festival will showcase Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme (left) and will pay tribute to one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors: Robert Altman (above). (COURTESY PHOTOS)

Film festival to pay tribute to Altman, showcase indie cinema By Craig Lyons THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

To mark its 16th year, the Maine International Film Festival is trying something different. While the festival still promises 10 days of local, independent and international cinema, MIFF will pay tribute to one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors: Robert Altman. To celebrate Altman’s work, the festival will welcome many of his collaborators, like Keith Carradine, Michael Murphy, Allan Nichols, Mike Kaplan and Kathryn Altman, his widow, and screen many of his works, including “Nashville,” “Thieves Like Us,” “McCabe and Mrs. Miller” and “Short Cuts.” MIFF kicks off Friday, July 12 and runs through Sunday, July 21 at the Waterville Opera House and Railroad Square Cinema. Aside from the special screenings, the festival has lined up 96 films for the program. “I think we have a bigger selection than every before,” said MIFF Executive Director Shannon Haines. MIFF is a great opportunity for people from all over

Maine to check out films they might said festival programmer Ken Eisen, not otherwise get a chance to view, in a statement. meet filmmakers and enjoy a variAs a part of the salute to Altman, ety of events, said Haines, and see a the festival will host many of the slate of live performances by Annie famed director’s collaborators. Ross and the MIFF On Edge exhibiAnnie Ross, the star and music tion. mind behind Altman’s “Short Cuts,” Aside from attending MIFF as will perform on July 17 at the Watera long-time Altman collaborator, ville Opera House. Ross appeared Carradine will be honored with in “Throw Mama from the Train,” the Midlife Achievement Award. “Superman III” and “Pump Up the Carradine has worked in film, Volume,” and had a lengthy career in television and even won an Oscar jazz music before transitioning to the for the song he wrote and sang in silver screen. “Nashville.” Past honorees include Returning for another year at the director Terrence Malick, actor Ed festival is Oscar-winning director Harris, director Arthur Penn, actor Jonathan Demme, who was honored Carradine Malcolm McDowell, actor John Turwith the Midlife Achievement Award turro and actress Sissy Spacek. in 2002. Demme will screen his music films, includ“His presence graces every movie he’s been in. It’s ing “Stop Making Sense,” “Neil Young Trunk Show” an honor and a true pleasure to welcome Keith Carand “Storefront Hitchcock.” radine to the festival to accept the MIFF moose,” Demme will premiere his latest work, “Enzo Avitabile Music Life,” during the festival’s opening night on Friday, July 12. Aside from paying attention to some of cinema’s most accomplished artists, the festival has programmed many highly anticipated films, including “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” “Fruitvale Station,” PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY “Haute Cuisine” and “Short Term 12.” Haines said most of those films will screen only once during the festival in advance of their upcoming theatrical runs. In the queue for this year’s rediscovery lineup are films from Laurence Olivier, Nicholas Ray and Martin Scorsese. The newly restored prints being screened are “The King of Comedy,” “Richard III,” “Lusty Men,” “Safety Last!,” “Leave Her to Heaven,” to 235 ST. JOHNS STREET “Lucky Luciano,” “Un Flic” and “Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion.” To Serve You Better For the first time in its history MIFF has partThank You, Mike Charron/Owner nered to create an exhibition, “MIFF On Edge,” that shows the intersection of art and film. 767-0092 “It’s an entirely new venture for us,” Haines said. The exhibit will be set up in Waterville’s old post office and host live performances and installations. Beyond films, the festival is hosting a workshop with Oscar-winning screenwriter Ernest Thompson, who penned “On Golden Pond,” “Sweet Hearts Dance” and “The Lies Boys Tell.” His newest film, “Time and Charges,” will premiere at MIFF. The workshop is open to everyone and runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library on T he Stevens A venue July 16. C ongregational C hurch More information on the festival and this year’s 790 Stevens Ave., Portland (next to the Armory) program is available at www.miff.org. Tickets for all For pricing & info call Harry at 797-4573 or email saccucc@gmail.com of the MIFF screenings are available online and will be on sale until noon the day of a showing. Your rental fee helps others in need!

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Thursday, July 11 MCMA quarterly meeting

9 a.m. The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association in Portland: “The MCMA quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday July 11 at 9 a.m. in the library, come meet the Government members, voice your questions, concerns and see what is going on in Mechanics’ Hall. Another reason would be to view Jonathan Eiten’s paintings on exhibit. Hope to see you there.” http://www.mainecharitablemechanicassociation.com

Raptors, Reptiles and Mammals

10:30 a.m. “As part of Portland Public Library’s summer reading program for children, ‘Reading in Portland: I’m Your Neighbor,’ the Center of Wildlife will be visiting the Sam L Cohen Children’s Library on Thursday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. for a program called Raptors, Reptiles and Mammals, Oh MY! This event is for kids aged 5 and older. Focusing on animals that live in Maine, educators from the Center for Wildlife will provide an in-depth introduction to the unique differences between raptors, reptiles, and mammals. Do snakes have fur? Do rabbits have scales? Are birds coldblooded? Why do opossums have pouches? How do each of these animal groups adapt to our changing seasons? Using live animals and interactive displays, the answers to these and other questions will be revealed.”

Guardian Figures by Sukuma culture

11:30 a.m. “What Do You Think? at the Portland Museum of Art, select Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Free with PMA admission. Visitors are invited to study and discuss one work of art on view in the galleries. Conversation continues over lunch in the PMA Café. July 11: Guardian Figures by Sukuma culture.” portlandmuseum.org.

‘Les Miserables’ at MSMT in Brunswick

2 p.m. “Les Miserables,” June 26 to July 13, Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables,” “Based on a novel by Victor Hugo, ‘Les Miserables’ tells the musical tale of redemption and revolution in early 19th-century France. Ex-convict, Jean Valjean, becomes a force for good in the world, but cannot escape his dark past as he tries to save himself and those around him. The award-winning score composed by Claude-Michel Schonberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and a book by Alain Boublil, features such memorable musical numbers as ‘On My Own,’ ‘I Dreamed a Dream,’ ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’ and ‘Bring Him Home.’” Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater, Brunswick. Tuesday-Sunday. msmt.org. 725-8769.

‘Young Frankenstein: The Musical’ in Ogunquit

2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ogunquit Playhouse. “The hilarious musical comedy is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ film masterpiece. The story follows young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to bring a corpse to life, but not without scary and hilarious complications.” Through July 27. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Meet the Mayor in Portland

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Portland Mayor Michael Brennan will host his first Meet the Mayor, an opportunity for the public to discuss city priorities with the Mayor. The event is open to the public and is intended to be an informal discussion of city policies and issues. Mayor Brennan will briefly discuss his current initiatives including efforts to fully implement the city’s Economic Development Vision and Plan; the Mayor’s Initiative for Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems; Portland ConnectEd, the Mayor’s education initiative designed to support Portland youth from cradle to career; Growing Portland, a partnership between the city, the Portland Regional Chamber, local research institutes and universities and foundations to support the expansion of a skilled workforce; the Mayor’s Health Initiative, a coalition focused on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act; and efforts to advocate for the city in both Augusta and Washington DC. Following his brief presentation, the conversation will turn to the public with a discussion of their priorities for the city and thoughts of what issues and policies to focus on for the remainder of the year.” Portland City Hall, Room 209.

‘The Good Braider’ event at PPL

6 p.m. “When author Terry Farish was working at the Portland Public Library, she befriended a young man from the Sudan who told her ‘there is no word’ when asked about his favorite family meal. ‘My mother will cook it for you,’ he said. Terry Farish joined his family for a meal and from that day, began a journey of listening. Her new friends in Portland’s Sudanese community told of their tumultuous path from South Sudan to Portland, Maine. The cultural exploration that started as ‘there is no word’ became a braiding of stories, experiences, and words which culminated in the award-winning novel, ‘The Good Braider.’” The book will be celebrated at the Portland Public Library in Monument Square on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. as part of city-wide

The 48th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival kicks off next week, with the popular Clam Festival Parade, Friday, July 19 at 6 p.m. on Main Street. The theme of the 2013 parade is “Maine on Parade ... a tribute to all things Maine.” read titled “I’m Your Neigbor, Portland.” “A young actress originally from East Africa and now a member of the theatre group, A Company of Girls will read aloud from ‘The Good Braider’, the author Terry Farish will talk about the development of the novel, and South Sudanese rapper OD Bonny will perform songs from his new CD, ‘Kwo I Lobo Tek.’ The event will include a book signing and the sharing of East African refreshments from Asmara Restaurant. The event is free of charge.” For more information, contact Curious City at 420-1126.

Forum on government surveillance

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “A presentation arranged by Peace Action Maine, Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Talbot Hall, University of Southern Maine, Portland. Rachel Healy, Director of Communications and Public Education, ACLU of Maine, will explain the national ACLU lawsuit, filed June 11, 2013, challenging the constitutionality of the NSA phone tracking system. Professor Eric Hooglund, University of Lund, Sweden, expert on U.S. foreign policy, will discuss the NSA PRISM program. Paul McCarrier, Maine Tea Party, will describe his work against drone surveillance in Maine. Lisa Savage, Codepink Maine, will describe her work against drone surveillance in Maine. This is an opportunity for citizens to learn about the recent disclosures about government surveillance, and to consider whether or not such surveillance is constitutional. We are told, ‘It is necessary to give up some privacy in order to have safety.’ What does that mean? We are told, ‘Everything is legal.’ Is this true? We must consider this very carefully in deciding our opinion on these matters. Peace Action Maine has been raising important justice issues here for twenty-five years, carrying out actions, advocacy, and information events that engage people to understand and to act appropriately. Peace Action supports a Wednesday noon vigil every week at Monument Square. Recent talks were presented by Ray McGovern in May and Andrew Bacevich in June. There will be light refreshments and networking time from 6 to 6:30 at Talbot Hall, followed by the presentations and a question and answer session. Free parking is available in the USM parking garage on Bedford St.”

Cultivating Community Twilight Dinner

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Turkey Hill Farm, 120 Old Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth. “Cultivating Community is holding a series of Twilight Dinners at their farm in Cape Elizabeth. The three-course meals will be cooked by local chefs to highlight the local and seasonal. The cost is $40 per person (BYOB). You can buy tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets. July 11 — Chef Jonah Fertig, Local Sprouts. July 18 – Chef Mitch Gerow, East Ender. July 25 — Chefs Brad Messier and Erin Lynch, Rosemont Market & Bakery. Aug. 1 — Chef Josh Potocki, Bread and Butter Catering Co. Aug. 8 — Cultivating Community Youth Growers supported by John Peelen of Dutch Door Kitchen. Aug. 15 — Chef Leslie Oster, Aurora Provisions. Aug. 22 — TBD. Aug. 29 — Chef Chris McClay, Modern Vegan Cooking School. Sept. 5 — Chef Mitch Gerow, East Ender.”

‘Special Flight’ at the Portland Public Library

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Portland Public Library POV

Summer Documentary Film Series presents “Special Flight,” a film by Fernand Melgar in the Rines Auditorium. “‘Special Flight’ is a dramatic account of the plight of undocumented foreigners at the Frambois detention center in Geneva, Switzerland, and of the wardens who struggle to reconcile humane values with the harsh realities of a strict deportation system. The 25 male inmates at the center are among the thousands of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants imprisoned without charge or trial and facing deportation to their native countries, where they fear repression or even death. The Portland Public Library Summer Documentary Film Series is held on Thursdays throughout the summer starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium. This series is made possible by a partnership between the Portland Public Library and POV (Point of View), Public Television’s premier documentary series.” For more information visit www.pbs.org/pov.

Inauguration of Poet Laureate of Portland

8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Maine Poetry Central and Mayo Street Arts will celebrate the inauguration of Marcia F. Brown as Poet Laureate of Portland. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland. Light Refreshments — Music by Tom Wallace. Suggested donation of $5 at door. Proceeds to benefit Maine Poetry Central and Mayo Street Arts.

Friday, July 12 ‘Touched by a Hummingbird’ author

noon. Portland Public Library event. “Norma K. Salway will speak about her book ‘Touched by a Hummingbird’ at the Friday Local Author Series on Friday, July 12 at noon in Meeting Room 5. Touched by a Hummingbird is a reminder to experience life as it appears — especially when we are lonely, grieving or sad. Norma Salway has experienced many losses. She hopes that others will be comforted by her story. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to cancer research. Norma Salway, retired teacher, parent and grandparent loves to write and craft. The author has spent most of her adult life in the family home overlooking Songo Pond, near Bethel in the western mountains of Maine. She lives with her Sheltie, Stormy and Maine Coon cat, Gusty.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com

Gonzofest: A Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson

8 p.m. “A night of mayhem brought to you by the hosts of our annual Dudefest. Co-host Curtis Robinson collaborated with Thompson for over 10 years. We’ll be screening the documentary ‘Breakfast with Hunter’ and film short, ‘Making of the Rum Diary.’ Curtis Robinson, founding editor, and Bob Higgins, columnist, from The Daily Sun are the driving force behind this night. Curtis collaborated with Thompson for over 10 years on several projects, including ‘The Rum Diaries.’” Benefit for One Longfellow Square. http://www.onelongfellowsquare.com/Details. asp?ProdID=1689&category=2 see next page


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‘Young Frankenstein: The Musical’ in Ogunquit

8 p.m. Ogunquit Playhouse. “The hilarious musical comedy is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ film masterpiece. The story follows young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to bring a corpse to life, but not without scary and hilarious complications.” Through July 27. http://www. ogunquitplayhouse.org

Saturday, July 13 Maine YogaFest

8 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Maine YogaFest will be held at the East End Community School in Portland on July 13 and 14 and is a two-day celebration of Maine’s amazing local yoga talent. The festival allows participants to try a wide range of yoga styles including Acro, Slackline, Paddleboard, Hooping and much more. More than 30 local yoga teachers and 20 studios are participating. MYF also features local businesses, artists, food trucks and musicians throughout the weekend in the ‘Vendor Village.’ On Saturday evening, MYF will host a ‘Friends & Family Yoga Party’ with live local music, cool vendors, unique yoga demonstrations, kids activities, and prizes. MYF is committed to being a green festival with recycling, composting and water refill stations.” East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland. July 13 to 14, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday; $90 for a three-workshop pass or $125 for a five-workshop pass. www.maineyogafest.com, 232-0054

Kayak Adventure: Merrymeeting Bay Guided Paddle

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Enjoy a unique educational exploration of Merrymeeting Bay from Bowdoinham Cathance River to the Bay. Led by an expert guide and narrated by a member of a local environmental organization. Paddle solo or tandem. No experience necessary; disabilities accommodated. Reduced fees for those with personal equipment. “ Nonmembers $75; members $70; ages 12-16 $35. FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org or call 443-1316, ext. 0.

Stamp dedication at Portland Head Light

10 a.m. “The U.S. Postal Service continues its popular stamp series with the 2013 issuance of New England Coastal Lighthouses. Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth will be the foremost ceremony featured among the five featured lighthouses, which also include Portsmouth Harbor, Boston Harbor, Point Judith and New London Harbor. A stamp dedication ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the lighthouse located at 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. Local TV personality Bill Green will be the emcee of the event, which will feature regional and national postal officials and presentation of the colors by a special US Coast Guard Honor Guard. Each of the five new stamps, including the Portland Head Light stamp, features an original acrylic painting by Howard Koslow based on recent photographs of the lighthouses. The art directors were Howard E. Paine and Greg Breeding. In addition to many other stamp projects, Koslow has produced the art for the entire Lighthouses series: the five lighthouses in the 1990 stamp booklet; the Great Lakes Lighthouses stamps issued in 1995; the Southeastern Lighthouses stamps in 2003; the Pacific Lighthouses stamps in 2007; and the Gulf Coast Lighthouses stamps in 2009.”

Workshop on flavored herb lavender

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Learn how to grow, cultivate and use the flavored herb lavender at a workshop to be held Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Instructor Betsey-Ann Golon combines her experience as herbalist at Shaker Village along with her tenure at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate. Fee $40. Shaker Village is located on Route 26, New Gloucester.” FMI: 926-4597 or usshakers@aol.com. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Rd. Route 26 New Gloucester. 926-4597. www.shaker.lib.me.us

New Life Bikes autism research benefit

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Autism Aware Day with New Life Bikes, featuring local area businesses, Bicycle Coalition of Maine, others. Proceeds to benefit Spurwink. New Life Bikes, “ReCalibrated Bicycles for Regular People,” specializing in Vintage 10-12 Speeds, Custom Rat Rods, Classic Cruisers and an Occasional Cool Mountain Bike. Service Available for ALL makes and models. Spare parts and accessories available!” 11 Bishop St., Portland. 797-0711.

Trails End & Avian Taxidermy in Gray

11 a.m. “Trails End & Avian Taxidermy: Taxidermy is a method of reproducing a life-like, 3-dimensional rendition of a mammal, bird or fish for permanent display. Come & see a variety of examples of this delicate art with local taxidermists Dana Soucier & Tom Berube representing the Maine Association of Taxidermists. Dana will demonstrate the process of mounting a mammal & Tom will demon-

To mark 30 days until the start of Maine Yoga Fest, a flash mob popped up in Monument Square where more than 35 yoga enthusiasts gathered to perform a coordinated routine to the Beatles’ “With a Little Help From my Friends.” Maine Yoga Fest runs July 13-14 at the East End Community School, in Portland, and will feature yoga instructors from around Maine who will hold workshops and demonstrations, according to event organizer Justine Carlisle, and vendors will be on site as well. More information on two-day event is available at maineyogafest.com. (CRAIG LYONS PHOTO) strate how to mount waterfowl, both from start to finish. www.trailsendtaxidermystudio.com www.tomsavian.com.” Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Road, Gray (off Route 26). See www.mainewildlifepark.com for details about these and all our other scheduled 2013 events.

Craft Beer comes to Maine State Pier

noon to 4 p.m. Craft Beer comes to Maine State Pier. This unique outdoor beer tasting festival offers attendees a chance to meet the owners and brewers from all over the state in the heart of Portland’s historic downtown waterfront district. Enjoy Maine’s award-winning beer with loyal local craft beer enthusiasts and tourists alike. Attendees will enjoy hand-crafted Maine beer and views of the Casco Bay on Portland’s Maine State Pier. The event will feature a special ‘from away’ guest, Victory Brewing Company of Pennsylvania. German-themed food will be prepared by Sebago Brewing Company and VIP ticket holders enjoy early access to mingle with brewers and taste exclusive specialty brews. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event support the Maine Brewers’ Guild and its continuing mission to promote the growing craft brewed industry in Maine. ... This is the third annual fundraiser for the Maine Brewers’ Guild and 100 percent of the proceeds go to funding Guild initiatives to promote Maine’s brewing industry. There will also be a silent auction with prizes including private tours and tastings, “brewer-for-a-day” experiences, and much more! This is a 21 plus event. No pets. Rain or Shine.” http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/360745

‘Pea Soup Fog’ at the Portland Observatory.

1 p.m. Portland Observatory. “Connie Smith will read her book ‘Pea Soup Fog,’ a story about a small town on the coast of Maine. What happens when you go looking for the origins of the fog? Perhaps it is coming from grandma’s kitchen?” https://www.facebook.com/portlandobservatory

Willard Fest 2013

3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Willard Fest 2013 will take over Willard Square in South Portland. “WillardFest 2013 features a jampacked three hours of exceptional local food, unique crafts, local exhibits and community groups, activities fun for all ages, and three of the areas’ top musical acts with roots in South Portland. Serious Rooms, Welterweight, and The Substitutes all feature members who either grew up in, or currently reside in or near, Willard Square. Serious Rooms kicks off the music at 3:20 in the music tent. Welterweight follows at 4:20, and The Substitutes wrap things up at 5:20, providing the soundtrack for the now infamous WillardFest Parade. All three bands can be found online at their websites, or on Facebook.”

‘Young Frankenstein: The Musical’ in Ogunquit

3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Ogunquit Playhouse. “The hilarious musical comedy is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ film masterpiece. The story follows young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s

Fronkensteen) as he attempts to bring a corpse to life, but not without scary and hilarious complications.” Through July 27. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Public Bean Supper for veterans in OOB

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Public Bean Supper, beans and hot dogs, American chopped suey, the Old Orchard Beach Lions Club, 128 Saco Ave. All veterans are fed free. Public invited to support this event. Donations — $6 for adults, $4 for children. Donations appreciated.”

Monsignor Michael Henchal reception

6 p.m. “Monsignor Michael Henchal, pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough, St. Bartholomew Parish in Cape Elizabeth, and Holy Cross and St. John the Evangelist Parishes in South Portland, will celebrate his 40th anniversary of priestly ordination on July 14. In honor of this remarkable milestone in his life and ministry, parishioners will gather for a special Mass and reception to celebrate on Saturday, July 13, at 6 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Church on 8 Two Lights Road in Cape Elizabeth.” Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

An Evening of Belly Dance

8 p.m. Heather Powers presents Divinity Dances an evening of belly dance. Belly dancers from all over New England will be performing along with Deb Rubin, a renowned belly dancer from Portland, Ore. Show tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through www.mayostreetarts.org. This show will take place at Mayo Streets Arts Center, 10 Mayo Street, Portland, ME 04101. All ages are welcome. The show includes a variety of styles of belly dance ranging from traditional belly dance to modern American Tribal Style and fusion belly dance. “Widely known Traditional belly dancer and studio owner based in Portland, Rosa Noreen. Male belly dancer Sasha from Boston, Mass. will be performing his elegant style of Tribal Fusion. Deb Rubin of Portland, Ore., internationally touring instructor/performer of Tribal Fusion Belly dance visits Maine for the first time! Heather Powers, the show’s creator and producer, a local up and coming Fusion belly dancer. An exciting sword dance by Baseema of Massachusetts. Local starlet, Cait Capaldi, graces the stage with her captivating meld of flamenco and belly dance Troupe, Sisters of the Sun represents American Tribal Style (ATS) Belly Dance, a colorful group improvisational form of belly dance. Duet from northern New Hampshire, Shazaraya Belly Dance uses a mix of Egyptian style belly dance and martial arts coining their style as BellyFu. Aria Paradise Michaels of Boston, Mass., will be performing a powerful theatrical belly dance piece. Details about Divinity Dances can be found on the website http://www.mayostreetarts. org/ or by contacting the organizer via email at hlpowers@ yahoo.com.” see next page


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Sunday, July 14 Limington Extension Sunday Yard Sale

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date July 21, 476 Sand Pond Road, Limington. Baby clothes (Newborn 3T, 3/$1), $10 DVD players and hundreds of new 25 cent items weekly, plus bathing suit separates $6 each, 2 for $10. Benefits BEHS scholarships. FMI — 692-2989.

MTG Foundation Face Off for a Cause

12:30 p.m. Portland Ice Arena located at 225 Park Ave., Portland. “The Michael T Goulet TBI & Epilepsy Foundation presents its third annual Face off for a Cause Celebrity Charity Hockey Game and Auction. Skaters include NHL Bruin Hall of Famer Ray Bourque and his sons Chris and Ryan Bourque; Rick Middleton, and a college and Pro All-Star lineup. Tickets include Game, Autograph session, Sports Memorabilia Auction, Silent Auction, Head Injury Prevention Demo, & Multi-Sport Helmet Give-away. Tickets $25 adults, $15 children under 12.” http://www.michaelgouletfoundation.org/foundation.html

Library Sundae event in Falmouth

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The Friends of Falmouth Memorial Library will hold their annual Library Sundae event on Sunday, July 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Join us for antique car rides, valve cover races, face painting, ice cream sundaes and more. Location: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.FMI: library@falmouth.lib.me.us or 781-2351.”

‘Young Frankenstein: The Musical’ in Ogunquit

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ogunquit Playhouse. “The hilarious musical comedy is a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks’ film masterpiece. The story follows young Dr. Frankenstein (that’s Fronkensteen) as he attempts to bring a corpse to life, but not without scary and hilarious complications.” Through July 27. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org

Monday, July 15 ‘Opera at the Mansion’

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “Portland’s spectacular Victoria Mansion will be the setting for a benefit cocktail party featuring opera singers from the cast of PORTopera’s upcoming production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Alyson Cambridge (Musetta), Jeffrey Gwaltney (Rodolfo), Jose Adam Perez (Colline), and Ben Wager (Schaunard) will perform a variety of operatic arias and Broadway show tunes in the Mansion’s acoustically superb stair hall. An Italian artist known for his decoration of opera houses painted the stunning interiors of Victoria Mansion in 1860. This third annual ‘Opera at the Mansion’ is a benefit for both PORTopera and Victoria Mansion and will be held at the Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. $75/person includes beverages and hors d’oeuvres.” For information and reservations call Victoria Mansion at 772-4841, ext. 104.

Wednesday, July 17 Sam Halpern at the Portland Public Library

noon. Portland Public Library: “Sam Halpern will appear at the Brown Bag Lecture Series on Wednesday, July 17 at noon in the Rines Auditorium to speak about his book ‘A Far Piece to Canaan.’ ‘A Far Piece to Canaan’ is a warm and nostalgic novel from an unexpected source: It is Sam Halpern’s salty paternal wisdom that made Justin Halpern’s ‘S--t My Dad Says’ a phenomenal bestseller. Inspired by Sam Halpern’s childhood in rural Kentucky, ‘A Far Piece to Canaan’ tells the story of Samuel Zelinsky, a celebrated but troubled former professor who reluctantly returns after his wife’s death to the Kentucky hills where he lived as a child to reconnect with long-buried memories and make good on a forgotten promise.” http://www.portlandlibrary.com

Centennial Serenade Band: Songs of the Civil War

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “The new Longfellow Garden Summer Series opens with a six-piece Serenade Band of Portland’s Centennial Brass Band, recreating a group of the 1850-1875 period. They will play a variety of Civil War era music on horns of the period in honor of the War’s Sesquicentennial, and the opening of MHS’s new museum exhibiton on the War. (Exhibit opens June 28.) Bandmaster Jon Hall will give a historical narrative between selections, talking about the role of music in that era, and during the Civil War in particular. Join us for a special treat along the walkway in front of the Brown Library. Light refreshments will be provided. In case of rain, the event moves to the lecture hall.” Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland. www.mainehistory.org

‘How Money Walks’ event

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Maine Heritage Policy Center book

This Saturday, the U.S. Postal Service will release five New England Coastal Lighthouses stamps. The lighthouses include: Portland Head, Portsmouth Harbor, New London Harbor, Point Judith, and Boston Harbor. Northeast Area Post Offices are hosting first-day ceremonies at each location, including one Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. at Portland Head Light, 1000 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) signing event with Travis Brown, “How Money Walks.” “Between 1995 and 2010, millions of Americans moved between the states, taking with them more than $2 trillion in adjusted gross incomes. Some states, like Florida, saw tremendous gains ($86.4 billion), while others, like New York, experienced massive losses ($58.6 billion). People moved, and they took their working wealth with them. The question is, why? Which states benefitted and which states suffered? And why does it matter? ‘How Money Walks’ explores the power of states’ tax policies to either attract or repel economic growth. Wednesday, July 17, at noon at Samoset Resort on the Ocean, 220 Warrenton S., Rockport; Thursday, July 18, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, Falmouth.

Author Tess Gerritsen in Falmouth

6 p.m. “Falmouth Memorial Library is pleased to announce author Tess Gerritsen will speak on Wednesday, July 17 at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. To reserve your free event ticket, please contact Jeannie at 781-2351 or jmadden@falmouth. lib.me.us. Location: Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.” FMI: 781-2351 or library@falmouth.lib. me.us.

The Confederacy Strikes Portland Harbor

7 p.m. Ilustrated lecture with Herb Adams, Maine historian at the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. $5 per person. “Please join local historian and educator, Herb Adams, for a fascinating look at Confederate activities along the Maine coast during the civil War. He will discuss a Confederate raid on the cutter Caleb Cushing resulting in an explosive battle in the waters of Casco Bay. The attack was led by Lt. Charles Read, CSN just six days before the battle of Gettysburg. The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum is a non-profit museum and cultural center housed in the 1888 Fifth Maine Regiment Memorial Hall. Its mission is the preservation of Civil War and local history. To that end the museum offers a wide variety of lectures, concerts, tours, youth education programs, and community activities. Membership is open to the public.”

Thursday, July 18 Solomon and Ashmedai at the Portland Public Library

10:30 a.m. “As part of Portland Public Library’s summer reading program for children, I Love Reading in Portland: I’m Your Neighbor, Peaks Island Puppets will present Solomon and Ashmedai (or how King Sol wasn’t always very wise), followed by a puppet making workshop. The puppet show and workshop will be held in the Children’s Library on Thursday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m. and is designed for children aged 4 and older. “In this biblical Lord of the Rings,

which explores themes of personal integrity and good judgment, a young King Solomon becomes involved with a little devilry and a gold medallion with miraculous powers. Inspired by the biblical Solomon and recast in this enchanted retelling by David Handwerker, Solomon and Ashmedai is a folk tale which takes place in the ancient Middle East. When the young Solomon is foolhardy and nearly loses his kingdom, he learns among commoners to value hard work and earns his famed wisdom. The performance will be followed by a puppet making workshop. Puppeteers David Handwerker and Stephanie Eliot delight audiences of all ages with their storytelling antics. The show is directed by Julie Goell.” “Programs designed for children ages 5-12 include: Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m., A Company of Girls – Theater Arts; Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m., I’m Your Neighbor: Anne Sibley O’Brien/A Path of Stars; Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11 a.m., End of Reading Program Celebration at Riverton!”

Annual picnic for People Plus

11 a.m. Annual picnic for People Plus at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick. “Join us after 11. Lunch served by Noon! Live Entertainment provided by Pejepscot Station. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Watermelon and the Works! Fun for All! RSVP by calling the center at 729-0757. But pay the day of the event at the gate! $6 for members of People Plus, $9.50 for non-members. In the event of rain, the picnic will be canceled. This event is possible due to the generosity of Patti Crooker and Thomas Point Beach.” http://www. peopleplusmaine.org. “People Plus supports an engaged, healthy, and independent life for older adults, while joining others to build community for all ages.”

Cruise and Lighthouse Visit

2:30 p.m. Cruise and Lighthouse Visit: Beacons of Boothbay, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Nonmembers — $45; Members — $40; ages 6 to 16 $25. “Explore one of Maine’s harbor lighthouses and island. Visit the lantern room and meet those who lived at the light and were responsible for keeping the light shining, circa 1950. View three or more other lighthouses during this five-hour cruise.” FMI and tickets visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

‘The Many Lives of Maine’s Lighthouses’ 6 p.m. Lecture: “From Guiding Lights to Beacons of Business: The Many Lives of Maine’s Lighthouses” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Nonmembers $7; members $5. Authors David Richards and Kirk F. Mohney will explore the lives of Maine’s remarkable lighthouses, from their early history and design through their rise as an icon of the state’s coast to the challenges of decommissioning and preserving these pillars of history, heritage and tourism. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org or call443.1316, ext 0.


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