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When asked how he makes new friends on the bus, seven-year-old Jack responds, "I just ask if I can interest them in a little potty humor. Works every time." Enjoying some last moments of summer vacation with his Mom, Jack said that he's been in a couple of situJack, seven years old, says that he's been in a couple of situations with bullies but feels: "Maybe someday they'll learn to be nicer people, like when they're ations with bullies but feels: "Maybe an adult ... or in prison." (MICHAEL J. TOBIN PHOTO)

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Portland Brew Fest drafts Abyssinian Meeting House old standards, new tastes dig yields pre-Civil War pipe BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Beer lovers will find old favorites next to new sensations at the first-ever Portland Brew Festival, which starts today at the Portland Company complex and runs through Sunday. The event brings established New England breweries like

A 9/11 tribute See Ray Richardson on page 4

Shipyard, Sam Adams and Narragansett alongside upstarts like Burlington, Vermont’s Switchback, Lewiston’s Baxter Brewing and Bar Harbor’s Atlantic Brewing. All told, nearly 20 breweries are participating in the event, and more than 75 different beers will be available, see BEER page 3


A pre-Civil War water pipe made of wood, uncovered in an archaeological dig at the Abyssinian Meeting House, continues to channel water underground near the base of Munjoy Hill, astonished historical experts said Friday during a tour. "It worked then, it works now," marvelled local historian and former state representative Herb Adams, who was at the dig site Friday. "There had always been a running spring of fresh water that cut underneath

the church," Adams said. "Those handmade pipes made of drilled wooden logs channeled the water four houses away where it collected in a cistern. The church sold that water to the Grand Trunk Railroad and the city of Portland for fire purposes." The church is one of the few buildings to survive the catastrophic Great Fire of 1866. The wooden pipes are "living" pipes, meaning water continues to flow through them, Adams said. see PIPE page 11

The modern wired office Stephen Wright remembered Thief takes $3,000 in aid to orphans See Bob Higgins on page 4

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Mars rover discovery elates NASA (NY Times) — It has been driving on and off for more than seven years, but now it has reached its new destination. Opportunity, a small exploratory rover that landed on Mars in 2004, has trundled to a crater called Endeavour. The first rock it looked at has already opened a new chapter in the study of Mars, NASA scientists said Thursday. At a news conference, mission scientists giddily described that rock: full of zinc and bromine, elements that, at least for rocks on Earth, would be suggestive of geology formed with heat and water. “This rock doesn’t look like anything else we’ve seen before” on Mars, said Steven W. Squyres, a professor of astronomy at Cornell and principal investigator of the rover mission. The rim of Endeavour — a 14-mile-wide depression that was carved out by an impact long ago — consists of rocks from an earlier geological era that the impact lifted up from below. If the aging rover holds up, it could spend years examining the new terrain, giving NASA scientists ample grist for discovery. Scientists are most interested in a close-up look at clay deposits that have been detected from orbit by another craft — NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter — but that Opportunity has yet to find. Clay forms in the presence of liquid water, and the deposits suggest a warmer, wetter period in Mars’s past that may have offered friendlier conditions for life.


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according to organizers. But unlike most other brew fests held across Maine each year, this one will also feature at least seven hard cider and mead producers, from industry mainstays like Woodchuck to local newcomers Fatty Bumpkins, Kennebec Cider and Urban Farm Fermentory. Mak Sprague, who organized the event, said he chose to invite brewers “from away” as well as cideries and meaderies to distinguish the event from other brew fests and to make it more interesting. “If you only do beer, and you only do Maine breweries, it limits the number of participants,” Sprague, 29, said this week. Sprague said both mead and hard cider have long been favorites in the home-brew scene. But even now that those spirits are becoming mainstream, many beer drinkers still haven’t tried them. “This will be a pretty good opportunity for (attendees) to expand their palate,” he said this week. For many of the brewers, the event is a chance to interact with their biggest fans. But, perhaps more importantly, brew fests like this are a chance for brewers to introduce their product to new customers. “We want to get people exposed to what we are doing, and expose ourselves to what people are looking for, as well as continue to be a part of the brewing community,” said Eli Cayer, of Urban Farm Fermentory, which makes hard cider, kombucha and other fermented food and drink in East Bayside. “This is a good opportunity to highlight our ciders,” he added. “Unfortunately, we don’t have any mead ready yet, but it will also be good opportunity to get the word out there about our kombucha,” a



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tea-based beverage. Maine Mead Works, the threeyear-old Portland company, is also looking to gain exposure for its mead, which is made from fermented honey and water, often with other flavors. Nick Higgins, the company’s meadmaker, says their mead is usually sold in a store’s wine section where it might get passed over by beer lovers — a demographic that’s typically open to trying mead. “Really, this just gets us out there to a new crowd, who may have heard of us but haven’t tried our product or haven’t even heard of us maybe,” he said, adding that “a lot of people don’t have a concept of what mead is all about, (and this event) gives us a way to showcase that.” The same is true for some of Maine’s newer breweries. “We kind of make it a point as a company, especially in our first year of business, to participate in every brew festival we can for that very reason, that it is a generally an inexpensive way for the company to get our name and our beer out there in front of people who are clearly beer enthusiasts,” said Luke Livingston, the owner of Baxter Brewing. This weekend’s brew fest, he says, looks to be a good fit within the state’s growing beer scene. “I am surprised that it took somebody this long to come up with something like this in Portland,” he said. “I have been saying for several years that people should start a beer fest in Portland and invite breweries from out of state.” Sprague, whose family owns Portland Company and puts on several trade shows each year, has long thought the same thing. An avid home brewer and cider maker, Sprague says the facility has room to

WHAT: The Portland Brew Festival WHEN: noon to 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday WHERE: The Portland Company Complex, located on Fore Street (near the Ocean Gateway Terminal) HOW TO LEARN MORE: Visit

grow in future years. He’s hoping to make the event an annual tradition that draws up to 150 exhibitors and up to 6,000 people per tasting session. (The Maine Brewer’s Festival, now in its 18th year, will be held in November. Unlike this weekend’s event, Maine Brewer’s Festival focuses only on Maine beer.) In addition to the established breweries, this weekend’s event will offer demonstrations from local home brewing clubs, and also a tractor-powered cider press that Sprague and his family use to make their own hard cider. “We have had that trucked in, and it will be out with the home brewers too,” Sprague said. “When we get that going, we can shoot through apples faster than can shake them out of a tress.” There will also be food available, and entertainment from WBLM. Tickets for the brew fest cost $30 each, although discounts are available on the event’s website. With every paid ticket comes 24 drink coupons, each good for a two-ounce sample. The event will feature three, 3.5-hour tasting sessions, starting at noon and 5 p.m. today and again at noon Sunday. Each entry pass is good for one session. For more information on the event, to buy tickets, or to get a full rundown on which breweries will be attending, visit

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Remembering Sept. 11 with the Freeport Ladies In the aftermath of the vicious attacks in America on September 11, 2001, President Bush said one of his greatest worries was that the memory of 9-11 would fade from the American consciousness. It was an understandable sentiment in that we Americans are not ones to dwell in the past, keeping a constant eye on the future. I sense he was also worried that if we were able to avoid another attack the people of this country might become less vigilant. September 11, 2001 was a glorious day. The skies here in Maine were a gorgeous blue, ––––– with the sun shining brightly Daily Sun and the air light with the Columnist anticipation of the coming autumn. The skies over New

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York City were similar that day. I know we all remember it well. The details of 9-11 are still so fresh in my mind and I am sure they are still fresh in yours. It is not necessary for me to recount them here. What I would like to convey, however, is one see RICHARDSON page 5

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The modern wired office Wednesday, when the Internet went down as a result of damage to a “fatpipe” in Vermont, that gave me some pause and some chills here at the offices of this paper. I thought that the Internet had finally collapsed under the weight of all the FarmVille bumper crops, free streaming porn, pictures of the Kardashian family, and all those cats. It was an odd few hours. Stories were half-written, somewhere in that ubiquitous “cloud” online that was as unreachable as a real one. The phone system went down. Attempts to wi-fi the computers together were sort of like tying two strands of jello together. Work came to a complete and utter halt. The worst part was, I didn’t have a deck of cards in my journo-bag to relieve other members of the office out of their surplus funds. The big bag had a lot of stuff in it, (laptop, charger, camera, digital audio recorder, snacks, lint, notebooks, and the Beatles white album) but no cards. There was even talk of having to do a late night-run to North Conway to manually drop off a

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist digital copy of the paper at the printing facility. Thankfully, it never came to that. I’m not sure anybody who works at the office could have withstood the heart palpitations of such a frenzied journey, at least with my driving. But in the modern “everything bundled together” office, we were well and completely screwed. Two of the reporters’ cell phones worked fine as phones, but were pocket bricks as far as Internet access goes. There has got to be a better way. Anything from satellite broadband to wi-fi plug-in modems. This is the kind of thing FEMA talks about. Sure, it’s a great idea to have that emergency storm bag ready to go, and a plan. But what do you do if you and the rest of the family actually have to break down and talk to each other? About ten years back, a sat-

ellite burned out, and whole swaths of the U.S. were without ATM access for about four days. Interesting when you consider the long (and falsely) quoted bit of conventional wisdom, that the Internet was designed to “withstand a nuclear attack.” It was taken out by a flooded river. First the primary line went down, then the backup. Redundancy plans became thick books of documented failure. A local radio show host was considering what a “nightmare” his morning show was going to be, without the ability to drop in weather and news updates. National news stories took a backseat. One person here at the office had a different take. She lost her ability to work from home OR at the office, but looked at it a different way. “If the net is down, you just have to realize that it is OK to stop. It’s OK to go get a cup of tea.” Not to be taken aback by this, I started thinking about bringing in a server from home, and having it pre-loaded with a bunch of the applications we use here daily at the paper. see HIGGINS page 5

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Mayoral clutter brings speed-dating campaign advice With more than a dozen candidates actively running for Portland mayor, voters can expect a bit of political clutter. But already a solution is emerging that offers both a format for debate and – finally! – guidance for candidates. Maybe you noticed that an upcoming debate will open with candidates getting two minutes to give their names and brief remarks, then they will go to individual tables in the Portland Club ballroom where folks can stop by to chat. (The Portland Club event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 6 at 156 State St. The League of Young Voters has scheduled a forum from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 8 at Peloton Labs, 195 Congress St.) That’s right. Our first elected mayor since Hemingway haunted Paris cafes and we’re reduced to speed-date politics. Meanwhile, the media will work to figure out who gets designation as top-tier candidates, an imperfect process involving an alchemy of fundraising, personal history and who we talked to last night at the pub. It’s not always 100 percent effective on either national or local levels. Think not? Heard much about the high-polling, hard-hitting Republican presidetial hopeful Ron Paul? But at least the speed-date model finally offers would-be mayors some guidance. Few of these grassroots candidates are employing political consultants or polling experts, so they can learn much from the rules of speed-dating. It was easy to find some “do and don’t” lists on the web. You just have to translate from speed-date to politi-speak. For example, in speed dating one site urges

you to “be yourthe fact that so many potenself!” Drunk or not, the real take-away from tial voters never shut the hell “It may seem this high-volume speed-campaigning up anyway. like a bright And my favorite advice is process will no doubt involve the idea at the time focused on the wise consump––––– to be the dolrealization that people are flat-out tion of adult beverages. Some Usually phin trainer, or insane. They will think you can solve the sites note that a drink or two Reserved the supermodel before the speed-selection can you always homeless problem, provide jobs, clean leave you loose and conversawanted to be, but first impres- the streets and finally fix the city’s lame tional, while others warn of sions last,” says the dating policy on no-parking street-mainte- showing up drunk. advice. Says one site about alcoPolitical translation: Be nance nights when nobody is going to hol: “Memory blanks, confessyourself, unless you suck. If, by ing undying love to everyone maintain anything. some chance, you find yourself you’ve just met and spilling screaming Karl Rove quotes drinks all over yourself isn’t to convince your cross-town cousin to vote your gonna get the dates in!” way, then maybe it’s time to be somebody else. Well, first: Says you. If you’re conservative, try to be Ronald Reagan, Secondly, it might be a refreshing change. circa 1976. If you’re liberal, model after Al Gore Drunk or not, the real take-away from this highbut be prepared to demand a recount. volume speed-campaigning process will no doubt And one speed-date site notes that “speed involve the realization that people are flat-out insane. dating is supposed to be a fun night out, not a They will think you can solve the homeless problem, trauma or an interview process for finding the provide jobs, clean the streets and finally fix the city’s love of your life.” lame policy on no-parking street-maintenance nights Politically, that translates into “running for mayor when nobody is going to maintain anything. is supposed to be a fun process, not a trauma or an So it’s all about ideas, right? interview process for finding out your neighbors The best idea to surface so far? It’s an idea for prefer some shallow half-wit without a clue to your a fundraiser based on the last mayoral election: platform of common sense solutions.” flapper night. Another speed-date no-no is “talking about My guess is that it’s going to be involve alcoyourself too much.” Politically, this is why Hillhol, which was of course illegal in those days. It’s ary Clinton launched her presidential campaign worth remembering that one of the reasons for with a “listening tour.” Mostly, she listened to that prohibition was, well, a Portland mayor. why people liked this upstart Senator Obama, but such listening is always valuable. In a Port(Curtis Robinson is founding editor of The land mayor’s race, of course, this is simplified by Portland Daily Sun.)

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If they can get reliable Internet at Burning Man, why can’t we? HIGGINS from page 4

Swap a few wires around on the router, and the whole thing works as an internal network. Stuff can still get done. If the modern day hipsters (hippies 2.0?) at Burning Man can set up wireless networks and a cell phone system in the middle of the desert, and have it work for the weekend festival, we should be able to do something like that here in Portland. No, I don’t fear “The Guv’mint” shutting down the net, but look at the “Arab Spring” stuff as

sort of a warning shot. Networks fail, or can be brought down on a whim. Disasters kill phone systems as well as the only bridge out of town. When things get bad enough, even those Ramen soup packages begin to look edible. So what is your disaster plan? Could your office get back to work on a Monday? Would folks be sitting around, whiling away the hours playing solitaire and waiting for the phone system to come back online? Will the copier work if the router is fried? Who do you call if the vending machine runs out of tasty snacks?

All questions that an Internet outage, albeit a brief one, bring to mind. More important than all of this is finding enough space in the bag for the deck of cards. The net might be down for hours or days, and the most important lesson to learn is that the sheep still need to be shaved. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun. When the Internet is working, you can contact him at typingmonkey1@

Freeport Flag Ladies have been at countless airports greeting countless troops RICHARDSON from page 4

of the silver linings that came out of this great tragedy. Elaine, JoAnn and Carmen are better known to the world as the Freeport Flag Ladies. I have the privilege and the honor to call them my friends. Since September 11, 2001, these three ladies have stood on the hill next to their home on Main Street in Freeport and waved the American Flag. They have done this because, like so many other Americans around this great nation, they wanted to remind the people in their neck of the woods that even in great tragedy, the American spirit was alive and well. Much like our postal carriers, they do not let rain, snow, extreme cold or extreme heat deter them from their appointed rounds. For almost ten years, they have stood on Main Street in Freeport, never missing a Tuesday (the day 9-11-01 occurred) and waved Ole Glory, greeting the passersby. I once asked them why they go out in the extreme weather. They all three said, “Because our soldiers do not have a choice to take a day off because it is too hot, too cold, or they just don’t

feel like it.” If this activity alone was all they had done to keep the flame of the American spirit burning brightly, it would be enough. This, however, only begins to tell their story. The Freeport Flag Ladies have been at countless airports greeting countless troops coming home or being deployed. Their kind words, hugs and well-wishes have touched the lives of American soldiers from all over this great land. Through the privilege of my show and our online streaming, I hear from many soldiers who have conveyed how their lives were touched by the kindness of these three, selfless ladies. Frankly, I am not sure where they get the energy to do what they do. If there is an event or a benefit that supports our troops and their families, you can bet that the Freeport Flag Ladies have had a hand in it, assisting with whatever task is needed. The weekend of Sept. 9 through 11 (next weekend) in Freeport, the Flag Ladies are taking the flame of the American spirit and turning it into a bonfire with a three-day commemoration and

celebration of the tenth anniversary of that fateful day. Starting on Friday night, Sept. 9, they will begin three days of honoring the memory of those who perished on 9-11-01 and our soldiers who have given their lives defending our nation. On Saturday evening, they are putting on a patriotic, outdoor, laser light show the likes of which Maine has never seen. On Sunday, they will, once again, head to the hill to wave their flags with fellow citizens as they remember the time of those awful attacks. I know our lives are very busy, but I hope you will take a little time and join the Freeport Flag Ladies in Freeport next weekend. These three ladies have given so much of themselves to all of us over the last decade. I hope you will stand with them as we all remember. To find out more, please go to (Ray Richardson is a political activist and the host of “The Ray Richardson Show,” weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on WLOB 95.5/1310; 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on WPME TV. www.wlobradio. com.)

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Time Warner Cable customers may qualify for refund from outage Mainers who lost cable service during Tropical Storm Irene may have a cash refund coming to soften the blow. Cable customers who lost service for six hours or more are due a pro-rated refund for the time their service was cut off, under a little-known state law. “The catch is, you have to ask for the refund,” said former state Rep. Herb Adams, who sponsored the original law while serving on the Maine Legislature’s Utilities and Energy Committee. “It is a great Maine consumer protection law, tailored to our rural state that depends on reliable cable service,” said Adams. “Cable is not just for TV anymore. Now it’s a lifeline, and a business neccessity. “ All cable companies serving Mainers must by law grant a pro-rated rebate for cable service that is lost for six hours or more if the customer calls the company with details, and requests the rebate, says Adams. “This can save people a bundle, literally,” said Adams, because modern cable services are often “ bundled” — providing telephone, television and computer

services all in one package. An outage for six hours repesents the loss of an entire business day, says Adams, “and for all Mainers phone service is a lifeline and a necessity in a storm like Irene, no matter where you live.” The right to a rebate applies to both home and business customer accounts. To obtain the rebate, customers who lost service should call their local cable company with details and times and officially make the request. Usually the rebate is posted as a deduction on the next cable bill. All cable companie serving Maine are required to print this right to a refund on the bill itself, “but it is often in microscopic print in an obscure spot,” warns Adams, “but Mainers are a savvy lot and can find it.” Cable bills also must list the local or toll-free numbers customers may call to report outages. Time Warner provides cable service for the majority of the Greater Portland area. — Staff Report

E.U. bans Syrian oil amid protests BEIRUT, Lebanon — European Union members escalated the pressure on Syria’s government on Friday by banning all imports of Syrian oil in response to its violent suppression of the nearly six-month-old uprising. It was the most punitive action by the European Union to date over the crackdown in Syria, which sells nearly all its oil to Europe and whose government relies heavily on that export income. The new sanctions, which take effect on Saturday, came as antigovernment protesters in Syria marched and demonstrated in a number of cities and towns, including Damascus suburbs, despite a heavy presence of police officers and troops — in some cases outnumbering the protesters themselves.

Activists and witnesses reported that 11 people were killed in the protests that organizers called “the Friday of ‘death before humiliation.’ ” The European Union, like the United States, has already prohibited Europeans from doing business with top Syria officials, including President Bashar al-Assad and his close aides, to pressure him to halt the crackdown. The uprising represents the most serious challenge to his family’s 40 years of autocratic rule. Syria produces only about 400,000 barrels of oil a day, less than 1 percent of global production, and exports about 150,000 barrels a day, 95 percent of it to Europe. – The New York Times

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someday they'll learn to be nicer people, like when they're an adult ... or in prison." On the subject of religion, Sarah said Jack's insight changes often. When he was five he said, "I don't believe in God — but I do believe in Godzilla." At age six, he noted, "If Jesus can come back from the dead and heal people by touching them, then he is pretty much like E.T." But I think Jack said it best when he said to me, "Why do people need medicine for depression when they can just get a dog?" In the 1950-60s, Art Linkletter hosted the popular television show, "Kids Say The Darndest Things," proving that from the mouths of babes, often comes the most honest of answers. Recently I spent time chatting with a variety of kids of all ages, from all walks of life, asking them questions about life, love and the world around them. As these kids face another (and, in some cases, their first) year in school, I wanted to know what they were thinking. Their answers were often funny, poignant, mixed with sadness, fear and anger. At times, I was shocked at their replies, even horrified at what they were thinking — or perhaps, what we have taught them. Ten-year-old David and his best friend, "Super Luther" (he loves comic books), think that war is cool. David said, "It would be awesome to go over there and shoot people and not be put in jail. Those guns are friggin' great — I wish I had one!" His best friend concurs, "I'm gonna join the army so I can get rid of all the bad guys like my Dad." Twelve-year-old Haley thinks war is bad because "my Dad is gone and it makes my Mom cry. I worry that my Dad will get killed. Why do we have to be over there and fight their battles? I don't like our government. Our President is stupid." When I ask her why she thinks that, she shrugs her shoulders and says, "I don't know. He just is. Ask my Mom, even she says he is."

“I play on the computer most of the time and listen to music. My best friend, Lori, has a boyfriend now so I never see her.” When I asked Dolly how she could make things better at school this year she looked down, paused and barely audible, said, “die.” Sitting by herself on a nearby swing, fourteen-year-old Dolly (her mom named her after Dolly Parton) hates school and hates people. "They all call me fat and make fun of me. I hate those a--holes. My mom says it's my fault that I'm fat. I can't help it." I asked her what she likes to do in her spare time, and with a shrug of her shoulders replied, "I don't know. I play on the computer most of the time and listen to music. My best friend, Lori, has a boyfriend now so I never see her." When I asked Dolly how she could make things better at school this year she looked down, paused and barely audible, said, "die." Eight-year-old Steven doesn't go to church. "My parents like to sleep in," he says. "Besides, it's a waste of time. I hate getting dressed up and singing those stupid songs." His friends agree. "That guy talks foreveeeer. I've never seen God, have you?" asks nineyear-old, Pete. Before I can respond, Steven answers, "He lives in Heaven. Hey — how come astronauts don't see Heaven when they're in space?" A group of middle school girls who like to call themselves "The Lady Gaga's" (reasons obvious by their outward appearance) think that boys are "hot" and all but one have a boyfriend. "I make my boyfriend buy me stuff," says Kellie (with an 'ie' not a 'y', she quickly adds). "I really love him but I think Danny is wicked cool and I'm going to ask him out once school starts." Lizzie screams with laughter, "you just want to have sex with him!" which is followed by collective laughter and a punch from Kellie. "So what? He's f---ing hot." I asked the "Lady Gaga's" about sex. "Everyone's doing it," says Kellie. "It's no big deal" When I asked how many of the girls have had sex, everyone raised their hands. "Some guys

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Eight-year-old Jasmine doesn't know who the President is but she can tell you every character name on Glee. "I love that show. Rachel is my favorite." she says, dancing in her seat. Jasmine's Mom says she isn't concerned about Jasmine's future (and with a pause) ... yet. "I think it's important for parents to let their kids discover themselves and make their own choices. That's how they learn." I asked her about her childhood compared to kids today. "I would love to be a kid today. There is so much more to do. And the toys are awesome," she says. "I had Jasmine when I was 39, so back when I was a kid, we didn't have much to do except play outside and get bored." Jasmine tells me that she loves school and can't wait to start. "My favorite subject is English. I want to be a teacher," she says. "Unless I get a part on Gleeeeee," she adds singing. Bob (not Bobby, "that's queer") and his friends Dave (not David) and The Tim-sta ("Not Timothy," he says adding a hand motion I didn't understand) were hanging out in McDonald’s with Dave's Mom in South Portland. I asked them if they worry about health and eating right. "Noooo. Besides, I want to be a football player and need to eat more burgers like they do," Bob says. "My mom says meat is bad and will make you sick," Dave says as he munches on his fries. "No way. You're such a fag. Meat see YOUNG page 8

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Milkman’s Union at Empire 9 p.m. The Milkman’s Union (Melodious Dramatics from a Portland band, Henry Jamison on vocals, guitar; Peter McLaughlin on drums), Splendora Cult (Wes Hartley), Tallahassee (Boston folk-rock). $5, 21 plus. Empire Dine & Dance, 575 Congress St. http://

The Moody Blues 8 p.m. Steve Litman Presents, The Moody Blues in concert. Tickets $109.50, $77, $67 (includes service fee). “The Moody Blues are an English Rock band that have sold 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded 14 platinum and gold discs. With hits such as ‘Nights in White Satin,’ ‘Just a Singer in a Rock n Roll Band,’ ‘Ride My See-Saw,’ and ‘Question of Balance,’ Moody Blues have been around since 1964!” Merrill Auditorium. https://tickets.porttix. com/public/show.asp

Wednesday, Sept. 7 Secret Chiefs 3 at SPACE 9 p.m. Secret Chiefs 3 return to SPACE Gallery for a another visionary evening of music. Led by composer and producer Trey Spruance, former guitarist of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More, the group is touring in support of their long-awaited new album, Book of Souls, out this fall. French drum & synth duo FAT32 bring their breakcore-freejazz-polka madness to open the night. events.php

Thursday, Sept. 15 Gabriel Kahane at One Longfellow 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents Gabriel Kahane. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times earlier this year for “an all around dazzling performance,” Gabriel Kahane is not part of a scene. He writes string quartets and musicals and pop songs, and his heart is fully in all of those endeavors. But what unites all of his musical efforts is the desire to communicate honestly and without pretense.

Friday, Sept. 9 Artist Talk: What Cheer? Brigade

7 p.m. SPACE Gallery. “Since their early days in Providence circa 2005, What Cheer? Brigade has played JJ Grey and Mofro at Port City with Dan Deacon, Man Man, Japanther, Dengue 8 p.m. Port City Music Hall presents Adam Ezra Fever, Okkervil River, Lightning Bolt, Ninjasonik, Mika Group and JJ Grey and Mofro. Adam Ezra Group Miko, Wolf Parade, Matt and Kim, Slavic Soul Party, is a dynamic acoustic roots/rock band rising to Javelin, Sage Francis, and Chain and the Gang. the top of the Boston music scene. A mixture of They’ve appeared at Lollapalooza, Sziget (Hungary), old school rhythm & blues and down-home roots and Guca (Serbia). They’ve played in just about every rock ‘n’ roll, has carried JJ Grey & Mofro from crazy place you can imagine. How do they make it the backwoods of Florida to hundreds of concert all work and hold down day-jobs to boot? What’s it stages across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan like making travel arrangements for 20-plus people? and Australia. What’s the whole DIY marching band thing about? Primus fans have spoken. The band’s show in Portland’s State Theatre on Oct. 2 is Come meet the musicians, hang out, hear funny sto- already sold out. (COURTESY PHOTO) Friday, Sept. 16 ries and gain some insight into how these guys have Ramblin’ Red at Mayo Street sustained their artistic pursuits. Co-presented with Portland 8 p.m. Ramblin’ Red at Mayo Street Arts. :”Inspired by the The Edith Jones Project Music Foundation. Made possible in part through a grant crashing of the ocean, the creak of the back porch, the 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents the Edith Jones from New England Foundation for the Arts.” crunch of homemade tacos, Project. Maine’s All Women Big Band (86 percent less tesand the wonders of wine, tosterone ... 200 percent of the swing) plays modern big Portland Maine based quarband jazz made famous by Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, tet Ramblin’ Red takes you the Count Basie Orchestra and others. Members of the down original folk roads with band include some of the most talented performing and old-time twists and bluegrass teaching musicians in Maine. Band members include facturns, in funky dance-off ulty from Bates College, USM, UNH, and high schools, shoes. And they always bring middle schools and elementary schools throughout southyou home satisfied. They’re ern Maine. fun-loving gals with serious USM Spotlight Concert Series soul and unrivaled harmo8 p.m. Broadway performer Mark Jacoby joins a collecnies.” Doors open 30 minutes tion of USM faculty and visiting guest artists gathered by prior to the show. Tickets $8 School of Music faculty member Betty Rines to perform two in advance/$10 door. extraordinary instrumental/narrative works, Stravinsky’s Paranoid Social Club L’histoire du soldat and Walton’s Façade, in the first in the 8 p.m. Paranoid Social Club University of Southern Maine School of Music’s Fall 2011 at Port City Music Hall. “ParaSpotlight Concert Series. Join Betty Rines and Friends in noid Social Club is the basHannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center tard brainchild of Dave Gutter (Bedford Street), USM Portland. Spotlight Concert tickets and Jon Roods of the Rustic cost $15 general public; $10 seniors/USM employees; $5 Overtones. Hailing from Portstudents/children. Tickets may be purchased at the door. land, the band has received For additional information, contact the USM Music Box international accolades for Office at 780-5555. Sponsored by the School of Music its high energy style. Equally Advisory Board. inspired by punk, soul, psychedelic rock, and the human Saturday, Sept. 17 psyche; PSC is a musical movement like no other. Picture Jimi Hendrix smashing a Catie Curtis at One Longfellow keyboard or The Clash back8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents Catie Curtis. Curtis ing Bob Dylan at the Newport has recorded 10 critically acclaimed solo albums and has Folk Festival.” www.portcityhad songs featured in numerous TV shows including “ son’s Creek,” “Felicity,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Alias,” as

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well as in films such as “500 Miles to Graceland” and “A Slipping Down Life.”

Sunday, Sept. 18 Laura Darrell CD Release 8 p.m. Laura Darrell at One Longfellow Square. Laura Darrell began singing professionally at age 9 in the classical genre before she transitioned into musical theatre and pop in her adolescence. She sang with the Portland Symphony Orchestra when she was 13 and was discovered by Producer Con Fullam who produced her Christmas Album which earned her a N.E. Emmy nomination after her concert debuted on PBS.

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On 1800s-era dig: ‘This is classic urban archaeology’ PIPE from page one

Maine's only African American National Underground Railroad Historic Site, the Abyssinian Meeting House is one of only three of its kind still standing in the United States. Constructed between 1828 and 1831 to serve Portland’s African American community, the Abyssinian Meeting House today is undergoing a restoration, spearheaded by the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House. Last month, Leonard Cummings, president of the restoration group, notified volunteers that the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting so-called 'colored' House had received a matching grant school Rev. Freeof $25,000 from the 1772 Foundation man taught in the to help with water seepage in the basechurch basement," ment and to help pay for an archaeoAdams said, referlogical investigation. The committee is ring to the Rev. raising its matching amount of $25,000. Amos Freeman, Martha E. Pinello, principal inveswho was the first tigator with Monadnock Archaeologipermanent pastor cal Consulting, LLC of Stoddard, N.H., of the Abyssinian said the dig is turning up relics dating Meeting House. from 1828 to 1870. Freeman was "This is classic urban archaeology hired to be Portin the sense that we really have three land's teacher of trenches going on in a three-meter African-American span," she said. kids in what was The four-foot-deep excavation called the "colored" exposed the wooden pipe in two difschool, based in ferent places, running parallel to the his church, Adams church's western wall. noted, serving in "These are as if they were new, they're the early 1800s. very solid," Pinello said of the sections. "The Rev. FreeShe said her firm had found augured man was actually wooden pipes of a similar nature in Martha E. Pinello, principal inves- the first official Portsmouth, N.H. tigator with Monadnock Archaeo- African-American Shipbuilder material, including a logical Consulting, LLC. (DAVID employee of the type of caulking called oakum, was CARKHUFF PHOTO) city of Portland," used for waterproofing on the pipe, she Rick Morris, part of an archaeological team at the historic Abyssinian Meeting House on Adams noted. Newbury Street, talks about an exposed mid-1800s wooden water pipe (shown in detail said. The wooden pipe will be reburied with the origiabove right) during a press conference Friday. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTOS) Probably a 2-inch-diameter hole in nal fill to preserve it, officials said. Meanwhile, the the pipe allowed passage of water from "I said, 'It's going to be a great day if that's a water other artifacts — including slate pencils, marbles the site's underground spring. pipe,' and it was," he recalled. and children's toys — will be cleaned, catalogued and "In the 19th century, they had machines that A street, called Abyssinian Way, once ran next to prepared for display at the church once it's opened as would core or drill a hole of the proper diameter the building where the dig took place and the pipe a cultural center. The dig advanced this goal of creatstraight through a good, straight log," Adams noted. was exposed. ing a museum to an abolitionist landmark. Archaeological team member Rick Morris, who Other artifacts revealed the church's dual use as "It's opening a page into the living past. We can uncovered the pipe, said he was startled to see an a school. see and touch the real things from people 160 years intact wooden artifact. "They found an actual ink well probably from the ago," noted Adams.


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ACROSS 1 Informal talks 6 Likelihood 10 Corncobs 14 Contradict 15 Chess piece 16 Shine 17 Sports venue 18 Pond growth 19 Great anger 20 __ on; ponder 22 Was rife 24 Friendly 25 Invalid’s painful lesion 26 Failed to recall 29 Hawks & jays 30 Actress Gabor 31 Approaches 33 Bread ingredient 37 Take care of 39 Sag 41 Insulting remark 42 Prank; caper 44 __-depressive; bipolar 46 Expert

47 Tear to bits 49 Cleared the slate 51 __ oneself; studied hard 54 Aside __; in addition to 55 Laying a ceramic floor 56 Jane and Rosalind 60 Ooze out 61 Withered 63 Ice cream serving utensil 64 Unwanted facial spots 65 __ shot; unlikely winner 66 __ apso; small Tibetan dog 67 Grain sowed 68 Rim 69 Neighbor of Saudi Arabia

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Sick __; laid up Adjusting a radio knob Train depot Give a speech __ out; distribute Collie or poodle Tara Lipinski or Michelle Kwan Ways out Hertz rival Maris or Mudd Stockholm resident __ up; misbehaved Small whirlpool Buffalo White cheese with tiny holes Kiln __ and rave; talk wildly Wide Carrying a gun Mountain range in Europe Certain

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Trampled Didn’t care for Landing places Goatee’s place In a grumpy way Have a feast Oscar-winning actor Don __ 51 Book of maps

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Sept. 3, the 246th day of 2011. There are 119 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 3, 1861, during the Civil War, Confederate forces invaded the border state of Kentucky, which had declared its neutrality in the conflict; the incursion prompted the legislature to seek assistance from the Union. On this date: In 1189, England’s King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted) was crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 1783, representatives of the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War. In 1923, the United States and Mexico resumed diplomatic relations. In 1939, Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand declared war on Germany, two days after the Nazi invasion of Poland. In 1943, the British Eighth Army invaded Italy during World War II, the same day Italy signed a secret armistice with the Allies. In 1951, the television soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” made its debut on CBS. In 1971, Qatar became independent of British rule. In 1976, America’s Viking 2 lander touched down on Mars to take the first close-up, color photographs of the planet’s surface. In 1978, Pope John Paul I was formally installed as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. (However, he died less than a month later.) In 1991, Academy Award-winning director Frank Capra died in La Quinta, Calif., at age 94. One year ago: Defense Secretary Robert Gates toured U.S. bases and war zones in Afghanistan, saying he saw and heard evidence that the American counterinsurgency strategy was taking hold in critical Kandahar province. The Fox network announced that Kara DioGuardi was stepping down as one of the judges on “American Idol,” following the departures of Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres. Today’s Birthdays: “Beetle Bailey” cartoonist Mort Walker is 88. Actress Anne Jackson is 85. Actress Eileen Brennan is 79. Country singer Tompall Glaser is 78. Actress Pauline Collins is 71. Rock singermusician Al Jardine is 69. Actress Valerie Perrine is 68. Rock musician Donald Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad) is 63. Rock guitarist Steve Jones (The Sex Pistols) is 56. Actor Steve Schirripa is 54. Actor Holt McCallany is 47. Rock singer-musician Todd Lewis is 46. Actor Charlie Sheen is 46. Singer Jennifer Paige is 38. Actress Ashley Jones is 35. Actress Nichole Hiltz is 33. Actor Nick Wechsler is 33. Actor Garrett Hedlund is 27. Olympic gold medal snowboarder Shaun White is 25.




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ACROSS 1 Bursts inwards 9 Wake of a scythe 15 Being at the best stage of development 16 1985 Ron Howard film 17 Catalyzing enzyme 18 Make a formal retraction 19 Olive product 20 Feudal lord 22 Smell 23 False smile 26 __ Stanley Gardner 27 Actress Sorvino 28 Male voice 29 Viewed 30 Chick’s comment 31 Look after 32 Sequoia or oak 33 Tacks on 34 Winter driving hazard 36 Ex-QB Marino 38 Small snakes

41 Streetcar in London 45 Whopper peddlers 49 Long, fluffy scarves 50 Capital of Latvia 51 Conical home 52 Christmas season 53 Exploitive one 54 Source of the fam. mutt 55 Follow a recipe direction 56 Pinch pennies 58 Lacking experience 59 “Flashdance” song 61 Whoopi Goldberg movie 64 Actress Lansbury 65 Broad satire 66 Reduce 67 Monotonous uniformity


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handicap horse race “Carmen” writer Amino acid in collagen Ignited Lofty poem Old phone feature Least challenging Lip-curling individual Concealed from view Sadness Travels along with Bootlicked Formally esteemed Lures into difficulty Vocalized merriment Cookers with spits Fast-food magnate Ray Of Rome’s predecessors Western Can. province

38 Supremely bad 39 Cassock 40 Picket fence’s pickets 42 Peril 43 Gray Panther targets 44 Turkish sea 46 Inform 47 Takes back one’s

words 48 Routes for ocean liners 57 Bayswater baby buggy 60 Schooner’s contents 62 Old Roman welcome 63 Boggy lowland

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marriages, all of whom are grown and out of the house. Recently, I noticed that Mike friended his ex-wife on Facebook. They correspond occasionally and play an online game together. I always suspected that she still had a thing for him, even though she was the one who initiated the divorce. Mike was divorced for eight years when we met, but I have always felt that his children resent me. Today, I saw a receipt for tickets to an out-of-state amusement park where he is planning to go with his daughter and grandchildren. I noticed a receipt for another person (a senior). It’s not for me because I have to work. I believe this ticket is for his ex-wife. I asked if she would be there, and he said he “didn’t think so.” He claims he can’t stand her. I am considering divorce because the trust is gone. I get along with my ex, but would not jeopardize my marriage by going on an out-of-town trip with him. Am I jumping the gun? Is this just a family outing? -- Not Worlds of Fun for Me Dear Fun: You are jumping the gun. You don’t know that the ex-wife is going or who invited her. And if she’s there, it doesn’t mean he is cheating. Get the details from your husband, and explain your concerns. If his responses aren’t satisfactory, tell him your marriage is at risk and ask him to come with you for counseling. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Sherman Oaks, Calif.,” who dropped her friend “Jill” because she wouldn’t stop gossiping. She should have told Jill, “I have told you I don’t like the way you gossip about your friends and I don’t want to hear it. Please change the subject.” Repeat as needed. She might change her behavior if she is interrupted at the moment of offense every single time. -- St. Maarten

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: Recently, my 49-year-old sister committed suicide. She lived with my partner and me for the last 18 months. I find it harder each day to understand why this happened. I am upset, angry, troubled and confused. My sister was bipolar and on medication. She had attempted suicide before, but tried to fight the self-destructive thoughts, admitting herself to the hospital when necessary. We assured her that she could live with us forever and that we loved having her with us. She was so good with our dogs, and they seemed to be a comfort to her. We never had a clue what she was planning, and she had it all planned out two weeks ahead. She bought a gun, cleaned her room, did her wash and left a letter explaining that this was the only way to ease her pain. She waited until after midnight and went to a nearby nature preserve. She was found within two hours. My sister often said that she hated her life and had no friends and thought when she died there would be few people at her funeral. But the funeral home was so crowded that there wasn’t even standing room. Do people who commit suicide know how much pain they leave behind and how much we struggle to accept it? I will always wonder what I could have done differently. Please help. -- Miss My Sister Dear Sister: We can tell how anguished you are, and our hearts are breaking for you. Your sister was mentally ill and obviously in great pain. She could see no end to it and believed suicide was her only way out. You sound like a loving sister, and you created a warm and supportive home. Now you could use some support, too. Please try Survivors of Suicide at Dear Annie: “Mike” and I are in our 60s and have been married seven years. We each have children from previous

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Stephen Bradley Wright, 59 Stephen Bradley Wright, successful business man, family man, song writer and musician, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, after a brave battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Along with his wife, Renee, he was co-owner of Steve and Renee’s Diner on Washington Avenue, Portland. Through his business he and his wife were yearly contributors to the Toys for Tots foundation. Stephen was passionate about his family, his music, crossword puzzles and “driving Miss Duddy.” As a founding member of the band The Flannel Brothers and percussionist/background singer for the band Downwind of the Outhouse, he wrote and co-wrote myriad songs that will live on as a legacy to his talent and sense of humor. He is credited with being “the backbone of the band.” Stephen was born in Athol, Mass., grew up in Bangor. and was a 1970 graduate of John Bapst High School. He is predeceased by his father, Dr. James Wright and his mother, Virginia (Carr) Wright. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Renee Wright, brothers James and wife, Nancy, Brian and wife, Jeanne, daughter Laurie Daniels and husband, Dennis, grandson Eban, Aunts Connie and Helen and

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numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family members wish to thank all those from Massachusetts General and Maine Medical Center involved with his care, with special thanks to Dr. Ebrahim and his team for their compassion and guidance. Much love and thanks to Stephen’s extended family and friends for their prayers and support. Stephen’s last wish was for friends and relatives to do a random act of kindness for a stranger in his memory, and in lieu of flowers to please donate gently used or new articles of clothing to St. Vincent D’Paul’s Soup Kitchen on Cumberland Avenue, Portland, but, according to him, no used underwear. Visiting hours will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5 at Independent Death Care of Maine, 660 Brighton Ave., Portland. Stephen faithfully attended Latin Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. Portland, which is where his memorial mass will be celebrated, Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. To offer words of condolence for the family, please go to (Note: Steve and Renee’s will be closed Tuesday so friends and loved ones can attend the memorial mass.)

$3,000 in donations for orphans goes missing from restaurant restaurant, was discovered missing BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN at about 8 p.m. At least one person told officers The owner of a Portland restauthat she saw a man walking away rant hopes police will catch the from the restaurant between 6:15 person he says walked off with a and 6:30 p.m. with a jar of money, jar containing about $3,000 meant said Lt. Gary Rogers, a police for youth left orphaned by Japan's spokesman. recent earthquake and subsequent "She thought it was odd but didn't tsunami. think it was a crime at that point Tak Sato, owner of Yosaku Japauntil the jar was discovered missnese Restaurant, says he's collected ing," he said. and sent thousands of dollars to Rogers said officers are "hoping charities in his native Japan in that someone might hear the story" response to the tsunami that killed and come forward with information upwards of 20,000 people in March, that will lead to an arrest. according to published reports. A description of a suspect wasn't He takes donations and sells immediately available. T-shirts, and then sends the money Despite the setback, Sato said he to Tokyo. He's already sent two plans to continue raising donations. shipments and was preparing to send a third, but explained "it didn't happen" and was, instead, swiped by someone Thursday night. "It would have gone to children who lost parents," Sato said. "It's not good, (but) we'll see what happens." Police responded to the restaurant, located at 1 Danforth St., shortly after Police are looking for the person who took a jar from Yosaku restaurant, containing about $3,000 meant for youth left 9 p.m. The jug, which was orphaned by Japan’s recent earthquake and subsequent located near the door of the tsunami. (FILE PHOTO)

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Saturday, Sept. 3 Ride in memory of 9/11 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Two Wisconsin men on a motorcycle ride to honor military personnel and those affected by 9/11. “Despite a recent diagnosis of a brain aneuresym, Woody West of Wisconsin has organized a 17-state, 15-day ride to honor rescue workers and those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. During the ride, organized and joined by Terry Werdewitz, they will be stopping at the Pentagon, Ground Zero and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as well as visiting 19 local fire stations along the route as a part of the Remember Rally patch exchange. Woody is a Viet Nam Vet. They are inviting anyone along the way to join them in their Ride To Remember, whether for one mile or a hundred.” The ride will stop at the Portland Fire Department at 380 Congress St. in Portland.

Open House at the New Gloucester History Barn 9 a.m. to noon. The September Open House at the New Gloucester History Barn, Route 231 (behind the Town Hall), New Gloucester, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The special exhibit this month will be photos and artifacts related to New Gloucester schools. The exhibit of historic vehicles remains on display. Admission is free.

Unity hosts dog show 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham, will host the Second Annual Scoop Robbins Dog Show with Craft and Book Sale. If last year’s event was any example, there should be fun for the whole family and plenty of prizes for the family dog. Lots of ribbons will be awarded for such unusual categories as “Dog with the Longest Ears” and “Saddest Eyes.” Maggie the Beagle has already announced her intention to attend and defend last year’s title for “Waggingest Tail.” Entry fee $5 per dog, humans free. You do not need a dog to participate. For more info go to the dog show webpage at or visit the church website,

Irish genealogy/history roundtable 10 a.m. Irish genealogy/history roundtable at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. “Bring your lunch, genealogy, old photos, questions, etc. This is the center’s third monthly meeting of its kind. The MIHC will host a roundtable the first Saturday of every month.”

Portland Brew Festival noon to 8:30 p.m. Portland Brew Festival at the Portland Company Complex. “2011 is the inaugural year for the Portland Brew Festival, what promises to become one of the jewels of summer in Maine. With three buildings for exhibitors, over 75 varieties of regional craft brews, home-brewing supplies and demonstrations, the best in food, local music how could it really get better? But we realize after 3 1/2 hours of tasting-sized samples and a whole head-load of beer education, you’ll likely want to get out and get friendly with a full-sized pint or two and see how some of your new favorites stand up to your favorite dishes. So we’re putting this whole craft beerstravaganza right on the edges of Munjoy Hill and the Old Port where you can meander into town after the fact and get feel for these beers in a real-world context.” Organizers are partnering with Sail Maine, a local nonprofit supporting sailing in Maine at the grass-roots, community level. A portion of the proceeds of the event go to benefit community boating through Sail Maine. Also Sunday.

‘Up Up, Down Down’ screening 7 p.m. A part of the St. Lawrence Arts Center’s Local Monthly Film Series. $5. “Don’t miss the premier screening of Portland filmmaker Allen Baldwin’s much anticipated premier of ‘Up Up, Down Down’. This will be Portland’s only screening and DVD release of the final theatrical version so we hope that you come on down. In the works since 2009, ‘Up Up, Down Down’ is Baldwin’s most recent feature length film; a coming of age story that tells the tale of a young couple of underachievers eating cereal, playing video games and facing the trials and tribulations of an unforeseen pregnancy. Featuring lead performances by Erik Moody and Kristina Balbo. Written by Jeremy Stover and Allen Baldwin. Shot by Luke Pola.” Following the screening on September 3rd will be a open table Q&A session with the director and actors involved in the feature. Tix and information:

Southworth Planetarium full dome shows 7 p.m. The Southworth Planetarium is offering full dome video planetarium shows starting on Sept. 2. “On Friday nights in September, we will have a Full Dome Double Feature at 7 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. ‘Two Small Pieces of Glass’ is a program about the history and science of telescopes. How have telescopes enabled astronomers discover the outer Universe? From Galileo’s little scope to the Hubble Space Telescope, we’ve used optical equipment to study

John Seitzer on the right and Jim Taliana as seen at a past Art@Waterfront Park art fair. They and others will be doing art demonstrations all day long at Art @Waterfront Park in Boothbay Harbor, today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for people to see how they work and to ask questions. (COURTESY PHOTO) the cosmos and its myriad wonders. ‘IBEX’ is a new show about the probe which surveys the solar system’s outer edge. Where does the solar system end? What exotic objects lurk around its periphery? Join us as we explore the nether edge of our own planetary system. A full dome show is an total immersion experience. Both shows encompass the entire dome. As opposed to traditional programs in which both static and moving images appear at various locations, the Full Dome show is entirely digital video that covers all 360 degrees above the audience.” www.usm.

‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ 8:30 p.m. “Legally Blonde the Musical,” on stage at John Lane’s Ogunquit Playhouse. “This award-winning Broadway musical sensation is based on the hit movie of the same name and follows college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods as she puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School in pursuit of her boyfriend Warner, who just dumped her for someone more serious.”

Sunday, Sept. 4 Lions Club breakfast on Peaks 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Lions Club breakfast at Greenwood Gardens, Peaks Island. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk, orange juice. Adult: $6 Child: $4. http://www.peaksisland. info/calendar_2011.htm#September

Paws in the Park at Payson Park 10 a.m. The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s annual fundraiser, Paws in the Park, is scheduled in a brand new location, Portland’s Payson Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the dog walk at 11 a.m. Each registrant will receive a gift for participating. There will be lots of fun festivities beginning at 10 am. There will be agility demonstrations, pet items for sale, raffles, rescue groups, adoptable dogs, animal communicators Sara Moore and Jailene Fontaine, Reiki demonstrations, micro-chipping and a host of other activities. Erin Ovalle from WMTW 8 is honorary MC and WGAN’s Dynamic Duo Ken and Mike will serve as judges for the Cool Canine Contest held after the walk. Prizes will be awarded to the team, child and adult with the highest dollar value in pledges. The proceeds will help provide food, shelter, emergency, and preventative veterinary care, as well as provide new beginnings for the more than 4,000 animals who come through the shelter’s doors each year. To celebrate the ARL’s 100th Anniversary, this year there will also be a 5K run which will precede the dog walk. The Furry Friends 5K will begin at 9 a.m. (registration at 7 a.m.) and also be in Payson Park. To register and collect pledges for Paws in the Park or The Furry Friends 5K visit the ARL website at

New Gloucester Community Market 11 a.m. Filled with a diverse selection of local products, the New Gloucester Community Market will be premiering on Sunday, Sept. 4. Music, a barbecue and raffle will add to the festivities on opening day. The Market will set up shop at Thompson’s Orchard, 276 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. There you will find products such as vegetables, bread, jams and preserves, eggs and dairy, meat, plants, berries, herbs, soaps, alpaca yarn and wears, and more. The Market will be held Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and is slated to run through the end of October. For more information, contact Noah Fralich, 232-1304, or

Portland Brew Festival, day two noon to 3:30 p.m. Portland Brew Festival at the Portland Company Complex. “2011 is the inaugural year for the Portland Brew Festival, what promises to become one of the jewels of summer in Maine. With three buildings for exhibitors, over 75 varieties of regional craft brews, homebrewing supplies and demonstrations, the best in food, local music how could it really get better? But we realize after 3 1/2 hours of tasting-sized samples and a whole head-load of beer education, you’ll likely want to get out and get friendly with a full-sized pint or two and see how some of your new favorites stand up to your favorite dishes. So we’re putting this whole craft beer-stravaganza right on the edges of Munjoy Hill and the Old Port where you can meander into town after the fact and get feel for these beers in a real-world context.” Organizers are partnering with Sail Maine, a local nonprofit supporting sailing in Maine at the grass-roots, community level. A portion of the proceeds of the event go to benefit community boating through Sail Maine.

Handmade Puppet Dreams Volume I 7 p.m. Film screening with intro/talk by filmmaker Tim LaGasse $7, Mayo Street Arts. “Tim LaGasse is a renowned puppeteer and filmmaker and we are thrilled to have him join us for the first screening in the four-volume HMPD series produced by Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry.”

‘The Karate Kid’ 9 p.m. MENSK is pleased to announce a rooftop screening of “The Karate Kid.” The public is invited to the top level of the Spring Street parking garage in Portland for a screening of “The Karate Kid.” First, we’ll show local “The George Kareman Variety Hour: RL Stine” by Your Boy George and Mint Films. The films begin around sunset, (or by 9 p.m.) Bring your own lawn chair, blankets and snacks. Enter at 45 Spring Street. A free event, hosted by MENSK. Sponsored by Coffee By Design. see next page

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Monday, Sept. 5 Workers mark ‘Labor’s Day’ at Portland breakfast 8 a.m. More than 100 workers, government officials and political leaders will gather Monday morning for the Portland Labor Day Breakfast. The breakfast — an annual celebration for workers and their unions — is hosted by the Southern Maine Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Maine Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman have confirmed that they will attend the breakfast and speak during the festivities. Teamsters Union Local 340 President Jim Carson will posthumously receive the ‘Working Class Hero’ awards for his many years of dedication to the labor and social justice movements. More than 100 people are expected to attend this year’s breakfast, held at the Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. in Portland. The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 on the lower floor of the former St. Dominic’s Church. ‘Nine to Nine,’ a folk music group featuring local author Phil Hoose will be performing music popular within the labor movement. The music will be followed by presentations from labor leaders, speeches from special guests, and the ‘Working Class Hero’ awards ceremony.” Tickets for the breakfast are still available by contacting Wayne Poland at 892-4067 or

Toys-for-Tots Car Show 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Labor Day will be the third annual Toysfor-Tots Car Show at Portland Motor Club. It is a joint effort between all the car clubs in Maine (as opposed to being hosted by one group) and usually attracts a couple hundred classic and sports cars and hundreds more spectators. The show is a “cruise-in” car show format so that there is no preregistration or entry categories. Cars line up and attendees walk around and enjoy the cars, the people and the activities as well as get a peak inside Portland Motor Club. The event starts at 10 a.m. and will wrap up at 2 p.m. with a parade of cars heading out to an area ice cream shop. Cars are welcomed after 9 a.m. at Portland Motor Club which is located at 275 Presumpscot Street in Portland. This is a rain or shine event.

Tuesday, Sept. 6 Students return to schools 8:55 a.m. Classes will begin on Sept. 6 for students in first through 12th grade in the Portland Public Schools. Kindergartners will start school on Sept. 8. The normal daily schedule is: Elementary schools: 8:55 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.; middle schools: 8:25 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.; high schools: 8 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.; West School: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS): Morning session — 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; afternoon session — 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students are released one hour early on Wednesdays from October through May. The PATHS schedule on early release days is 8 to 10 a.m. (morning session) and 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (afternoon session). The Portland Public Schools has added five more instructional days for students this year, giving the district one of the longest school years in Maine. The additional days, spread throughout the year, were made possible by a new, three-year contract agreement between the district and the Portland Education Association (PEA). Teachers gave up one professional development day and two days of personal professional time. They also agreed to work two additional days at no cost to the district in order to have more time in the classroom with students. www2.

York County Jobs Alliance meeting

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson noon to 2 p.m. Rally featuring presidential candidate Gary Johnson at Fort Allen Park, Eastern Promenade. Tea Party Express kicked off its fifth national bus tour on Aug. 27, starting in Napa, Calif.

Rape Aggression Defense Training 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This September, the Portland Police Department will offer its Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training class. “R.A.D. provides women with the tools they need to both avoid dangerous situations and escape them. The course is specifically designed to help women survive situations in which their lives are in jeopardy. This class is open to all women, ages 13 and older, in the Greater Portland area who would like to develop real life defensive tools and tactics.” The Basic Self-Defense Course consists of a series of four classes and one scenario day. The class is scheduled for Sept. 6, 8, 13, and 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to noon (registration deadline August 31). All classes must be attended to complete the course. The classes will be held at the Portland Police Department, 109 Middle St. A donation of $25 for the course is suggested. All donations support the Amy St. Laurent Fund, which sponsors the R.A.D. training. Due to attendance issues, all donations must be paid prior to the first class (send checks to ASLF/PPD RAD Program, Portland Police Department, 109 Middle Street, Portland ME 04101). To sign up for the class or receive more information about Portland R.A.D., e-mail or call 874-8643.

Portland mayoral election gathering 7 p.m. The Portland Club, 156 State St., Portland. (Just down from the Longfellow statue on the right, before Mercy Hospital.)The event will begin in our grand ballroom with a photo op featuring all 20 candidates; following that each candidate will be given two minutes to state why people should vote for them for mayor; following that the candidates will adjourn to individual tables with their names on them to host the public and the media for as long as they wish to; following that the candidates will be free to circulate throughout the mansion to interact with the public and the media.” No admission charge. Free parking at the rear of the building.

Wednesday, Sept. 7 Mayoral Mixer and Fundraiser at Bayside Bowl 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bayside Bowl 58 Alder St., Portland is hosting a mayoral mixer and fundraiser benefiting Preble Street Resource Center. Twelve of Portland’s mayoral candidates will be on hand, along with their bowling teams, to compete in the first Mayoral Mixer Bowling Tournament. Supporters of the candidates are encouraged to show their team spirit by making a donation to Preble Street. Additionally, Bayside Bowl has pledged 5 percent of all food and dining sales to Preble Street.

Southern Maine Children’s Chorus auditions 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Southern Maine Children’s Chorus is auditioning new members for its fall performance. Auditions will be held at Corthell Hall, University of Southern Maine, Gorham. Auditioning singers grades 12 and younger have the option of singing a prepared song or a familiar song, such as “Happy Birthday.” The audition will also include singing back pitch patterns and a range check. The audition will take approximately 5-10 minutes. Some previous choral group experience is recommended. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings in Gorham. The University of Southern Maine School of Music administers this program, with support from Macy’s. Find more information on the School of Music and its community programs at music. To schedule an audition time, or for more information, contact Marshunda Smith at

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The York County Jobs Alliance (YCJA) will host its first meeting of the fall season. University College – Saco Island. David Lee, founder of Human Nature at Work, will deliver a presentation, “How to Stay Positive, Upbeat and Energized During your Job Search and Upon Returning to Employment.” The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by calling Ryan Anderson at 571-3301 or email Light refreshments will be On Tuesday, a rally featuring GOP presidential can- Unity of Greater Portland served. More information can be found at didate Gary Johnson is planned by the Tea Party Hosts World Day of Prayer Express at Fort Allen Park. (COURTESY PHOTO) 7 p.m. “Prayer is the most pow-

erful instrument for change available in our world today. On Sept. 7 and 8, Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham, will host a series of special activities that will focus the consciousness of our community on the Annual World Day of Prayer (, a worldwide celebration affirming peace, abundance, and love on an individual and global level. This 18th annual event will involve people from 160 countries in a world-wide effort to uplift our world in shared prayer consciousness. This year’s theme is ‘Together We Shine, we are channels through which Spirit illumines the world.’” On Wednesday Sept. 7 at 7 p.m., Unity of Greater Portland will hold a service focused on Forgiveness, followed by a 24-hour prayer vigil. “The prayer vigil will end at 6 p.m. on Thursday followed by an hour of silence. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 will be the World Day of Prayer service which will feature prayers from many of the world’s religions. This service prepares the way for moving into a space of open heartedness so we can be the channel through which Spirit illuminates the world. After this service, we will conduct a spirit-filled candlelight walk of the Unity labyrinth.” For more information about Unity of Greater Portland or World Day of Prayer please contact our church office at 893-1233 or visit

Thursday, Sept. 8 So You Think You Can Mayor? 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland is the site of this candidate forum. “The Maine League of Young Voters is corralling the city’s mayoral candidates, putting them on stage in front of you and demanding: so you think you can mayor?! Join us for an evening of audience participation, civic engagement, political discourse…and, oh yeah, food and fun! So bring a friend, bring a neighbor, bring a question, bring an ear to listen with (preferably your own), but be there for this first-in-adog’s-age, not-to-be-missed, once-in-a-lifetime (or more accurately, every four years) event to help you determine who is best suited to steer Portland headlong into the future!”

Film: ‘Page One: Inside The New York Times’ 7:30 p.m. SPACE Gallery screening. “In the tradition of great fly-on-the-wall documentaries, ‘Page One: Inside The New York Times’ deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, ‘Page One’ chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism’s metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles to stay vital and solvent. Meanwhile, their editors and publishers grapple with existential challenges from players like WikiLeaks, new platforms ranging from Twitter to tablet computers, and readers’ expectations that news online should be free. Followed by Q&A with Justin Ellis from the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard.

Friday, Sept. 9 The Black Frame Art Sale 5 p.m. The Black Frame Art Sale returns to Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall in Portland for its eighth annual show, which features more than 150 works from 34 Maine artists all priced at $200. Doors open and sales begin at exactly 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m. Art collectors appreciate this show for its value and regularly form a line outside the door (even in the rain) ahead of the 5 p.m. opening in order to get first dibs on the artwork. The show features well-known and emerging Maine artists selected to participate in the show by a curatorial committee. Artists in this year’s show include Marsha Donahue, Lindsay Hancock, Daniel Minter, Caren-Marie Michel, and Matt Welch. All the works in the show measure 10-inches by 10-inches, are custom framed in identical black wooden frames and sell for $200. Work is sold on a first-come, firstserved basis. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The nonprofit Bayside Neighborhood Association hosts the event and splits all sales with the artists. The money raised by the Bayside Neighborhood Association is used to support children’s art programs, neighborhood clean-ups, the community garden, an annual health fair and other community activities in this diverse downtown neighborhood. For more information visit or call 332-0253. see next page

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Great Gatsby Jazz Age Lawn Party 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 2011 Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Designers’ Show House, 149 Western Promenade, will be held in a stunning 1920s stone and slate Tudor. In the spirit of the era, the PSO will host a Great Gatsby Jazz Age Lawn Party as its preview event on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets to attend are $100 per person and are available through the PSO office at 773-6128 ext. 311 or by email, For more information, visit the PSO Designers’ Show House page. The PSO also offers Patron Tickets for $250, which include the Gala Party and unlimited access to the Show House and all special events. Seventeen area designers have been working on the Designers’ Show House for nearly five weeks to completely redesign this historic and architecturally significant Portland-area home. The Gatsby Jazz Age Party is the only opportunity to see the completed house before it opens to the public with tours on Sept. 10. Admission to the Show House from Sept. 10-Oct. 2 is $25 per person or $20 if purchased by Sept. 8. Tickets are available through PortTIX, 842-0800 or Tickets will also be available at the door for $25. For tickets to the special events, visit

Art Opening: Moths 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., presents a special opening reception for “Moths,” a show of photography by Erica Burkhart. “Burkhart is a photographer, writer and musician living in Portland and working as a nurse. She studied photography at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Most recently she took a trip with a friend to Marbiel, a rural village in Haiti, to volunteer holding medical clinics. While there she had the opportunity to re-explore documentary photography with the gracious people of Marbiel.” www.

Irish Language Class 7 p.m. The Irish American Club’s Irish Language class resumes in the Library of The Maine Irish Heritage Center at the corner of State and Gray streets in Portland. The series will last for 10 classes. Cost for the course is $20 for Irish American Club members and $40 for non-members. For information, please contact Kathy Reilly at 712-5191 (anytime) or email or

Yogi Mixer at The Awake Collective 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Awake Collective at 509 Forest Ave., Portland is hosting a “Yogi Mixer.” “A Yogi Mixer is a national event that Brad Newman created so people around the world who are interested in yoga have a better chance of meeting and developing profound relationships that benefit society.” 841-6510

Open Mic/Poetry Slam in Auburn 7:15 p.m. Open Mic/Poetry Slam. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI 783-0461 or www.

‘Unnecessary Farce!!’ 7:30 p.m. The comedy “Unnecessary Farce!!” Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road (Route 114), in Standish, 7.5 miles north of Gorham center. The show will only run for 3 weekends starting on Friday, Sept. 9. Friday and Saturday performances will rock the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows will be at 2 p.m. But tickets will go fast for this one, so make your reservations early. Ticket prices are $10 for students and seniors — $12 for adults. Make your reservations soon by calling 642-3743 or online at “Unnecessary Farce” is directed by Keith Halliburton (Limerick). It stars Rebecca Cole (Windham), Ted Tocci (Standish), Steve Morin (Gorham), Karyn Diamond (Standish), Mike Reardon (Biddeford), Charlie Cole (Windham), and Terri Plummer (Limington). Schoolhouse Arts Center is a nonprofit, community-driven organization dedicated to arts education and the presentation of the arts. Our mission is to encourage individual growth and a spirit of community through participation in the arts. We seek to foster a fun, creative, educational, and supportive arts environment where people can grow, develop skills, and involve themselves in the arts. The Schoolhouse Art Center is located at 16 Richville Road Route 114 just west of the intersection with Route 35, 7.5 miles north of Gorham center. For directions, ticket purchases, more information about the Schoolhouse Arts Center or Unnecessary Farce, please contact our office at 642-3743 or visit

Saturday, Sept. 10 Bonny Eagle Flea Market 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date 9/17, at B E Middle School park-

ing lot, corner of Rt. 22 & Rt. 35, Buxton. Tablespaces $10 or 5 for $40. New school clothes and shoes $1-$2, antiques, toys, books, etc. Baked goods, drinks, snacks & lunch available. Call Karen at 692-2989 FMI or to reserve tablespace. (83 tables in 2010) BEHS scholarship fundraiser.

of America’s top antiques dealers. Remick Barn, Rte 1A & Lindsey Road, York. Sept. 10-11. The $10 admission includes a two-day ticket to experience the Museums of Old York. Free parking is available on-site. Old York Historical Society.

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9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Craft and vendor fair. Northfield Green, 147 Allen Ave., Portland. Crafters and many vendors, Avon, Pampered Chef, tupperware, Scentsy Stanley Products, bake sale. Breakfast sandwiches and lunch. For more information, call 797-2509.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Portland Nutrition Corner will be hosting a grand opening celebration. Visitors will meet special guest Rich Gaspari, the owner and creator of Gaspari Nutrition and International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB) Hall of Fame pro-bodybuilder. The celebration will include product and T-shirt giveaways, product deals and the opportunity to talk with the industry’s top nutrition experts. 85 Western Ave., South Portland.

Lucid Stage Autumnal Arts & Crafts Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland. Stop by Lucid Stage this weekend and enjoy local artists and artisans work. They will be selling everything from painting and sculpture to knitwear and t-shirts. We’ll also have caricatures by Ed King, chair massage, and live music!

Community Garden Collective work party 10 a.m. The Community Garden Collective (CGC) will begin construction of the new community garden on the former Hamlin School property the weekend of Sept. 10. The CGC is seeking volunteers to help with garden construction. Volunteers can choose to either assist with the construction of the wood garden bed frames or can be part of the team that will be laying cardboard in the walkways. Work will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 and will continue throughout the day and possibly into Sunday, Sept. 11. The community garden is located behind the former school building (currently the location of the South Portland Planning Department) at 496 Ocean Street and will be opening in the spring of 2012. The garden design includes 39 garden plots located within a fenced area. Three plots will be set aside for the University of Maine Harvest for Hunger food pantry program, two plots will be handicap accessible, and one plot will be reserved for use as a Children’s Garden. Volunteers are being asked to bring a water bottle, snack and work gloves, and wear sturdy shoes. Individuals and groups who would like to work on this project can email CGC at or call Crystal Goodrich at 671-6393.

10th Annual Medieval Tournament 10 a.m. The Fort Knox State Historic site will transform into a medieval castle as reenactors from around New England assemble for the 10th Annual Medieval Tournament. The Tournament offers something for everyone including battling knights, a fashion show, not so distressed damsels and weaponry of the Middle Ages. Sponsored by the Friends of Fort Knox as one of their many special events throughout the operating season. This event is organized by the Society for Creative Anachronism, whose members are dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and skills of Europe before the 17th Century, the tournament features a full day of fencing, music, full-contact fighting, and more. Founded decades ago by students at the University of California, the Society for Creative Anachronism today is an international organization of more than 30,000 members. The society consists of 18 “kingdoms,” with Maine represented in the Shire of Endewearde, East Kingdom. Regular Fort admission fees apply ($1 ages 5-11, $3 12-64), plus a suggested donation of $3 per person is requested. The Medieval Tournament is sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Friends of Fort Knox. Fort Knox Historic Site is administered by the Maine Department of Conservation and managed by its Bureau of Parks and Lands.

Auditions for ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Roles for ages 10-90; also need a drummer and a bass player. Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road, Standish.

Falmouth Heritage Museum exhibit 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Falmouth Heritage Museum presents a display of antique quilts, nursing memorabilia, vintage kitchenware and antique glassware.

23rd annual Summer Solstice Craft Show in Wells 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The best of Traditional, Country and Contemporary arts and crafts featuring herbs and everlastings, jewelry, pottery, graphics, folk art, photography, stained glass and more. You will meet 70 of New Englands finest artisans. Musical entertainment by John Tercyak. Gourmet food available. Look for our tall flags and come enjoy the day.” Wells Elementary School. Also Sunday.

United Maine Craftsmen’s Fall Festival of Arts & Crafts in Westbrook 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A show and sale of unique handcrafted products made by 100 Maine Artisans, on the grounds of Smiling Hill Farm. Ample Free Parking, Food Vendors, Rain or Shine. Admission $2. Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Road, Westbrook.

York Antiques Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Antiques Show will feature 18-20

Walk to Defeat ALS in Portland 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to register for the Walk to Defeat ALS. “The Northern New England Chapter was founded on August 20, 1999 to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.” Walk Check-in: 9 a.m.; walk starts: 10:30 a.m. at Portland’s Payson Park; 3 miles. http://web.alsa. org/site/TR?px=2704967&fr_id=7425&pg=personal

Walking Tour of Historic Stroudwater 10:30 a.m. to noon. Greater Portland Landmarks presents: A Special Walking Tour of Historic Stroudwater. “Visit what was once a thriving town, a city almost. See what remains, the beautiful river, the bank of the once famous waterfront, the sites of some of the businesses, homes of the leaders, graves of a few, and hear the stories of the pine mast trade.” Rain date: Saturday, Sept. 17. Meet outside the Means House (at the Tate House Museum), 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. Ticket price: Advance ticket purchase only. Members $10, non-members: $15. For more information and reservations please call: 774-5561, ext. 104; e-mail:; online ticket sales at

Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest noon to 3 p.m. Support a local nonprofit ( by creating a masterpiece in the sand at the third annual Sandsations Sand Sculpting Contest. Come join the fun as Scarborough’s Pine Point Beach is transformed into a menagerie of imaginative sculptures. Birth Roots hosts this relaxed, family-friendly event every September where sand-sculptors of any skill level come together for some friendly competition and outdoor fun. “If you can dig, you can sculpt...” The event is both a community-builder and a fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center of Portland. \

Chris Van Dusen reads at USM 2 p.m. University of Southern Maine Portland Bookstore, Woodbury Campus Centerwelcomes Chris Van Dusen, who will be reading from his new book, “King Hugo’s Huge Ego,” about a tiny king with a very large ego. But when he mistreats the wrong villager — a sorceress — the spell she casts literally causes his head to swell. The more he boasts, the bigger it gets, finally toppling the mini monarch right off his castle. Van Dusen’s hilarious story is matched only by his outrageous illustrations. Together they make for a picture book that is sometimes fairy tale, sometimes cautionary, and always laugh-out-loud funny. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barbara Kelly at 780-4072.

Elizabeth Miles at Scarborough Bull Moose 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Portland author Elizabeth Miles will be at the Scarborough Bull Moose to sign her first Young Adult novel, “Fury.” “Fury” will be released on Aug. 30 and is the first in a trilogy about a small Maine town that has been targeted by the mythical Furies: beautiful, mysterious, and sometimes deadly agents of revenge. “Miles sets the stage for a page-turning Young Adult saga; a girl has a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, a seemingly perfect boy has done something cruel. Set in the small fictional town of Ascension, Maine, in the dead of winter, the furies will rise, and as the series tagline says, ‘sometimes sorry isn’t enough.’ Early reviewers have called ‘Fury’ ‘achingly gorgeous,’ ‘a fresh dark twist on paranormal,’ and Kirkus Reviews wrote, ‘The furies are reinvented in eerie modern form, wreaking havoc in the lives of a group of teens … in this spine-prickling debut….’” Miles is a resident of Portland and writes for the Portland Phoenix. She has won several awards from the New England Press Association and was nominated for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Award. Miles serves on the board of trustees of Portland Players, a community theater. More about the author and the planned series can be found at http://thefuryseries. com. The next two books are titled “Envy” and “Eternity.” see next page

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Block Party in Portland 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Block Party returns. “This collaborative celebration of the arts will transform Congress St. from Casco to Forest once again into an immersive arts environment complete with interactive installations, performances and more! Featuring Providence Rhode Island’s What Cheer? Brigade marching band, installations by Greta Bank, Kimberly Convery and Sean O’Brien, a traveling street theater performance by Lorem Ipsum, surprises from Pickwick Independent Press, Shoot Media Project, The ICA @ MECA, The Portland Children’s Museum and Theatreof Maine and Portland Ovations.” SPACE Gallery. events.php

Harbor Cruise for HART 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), an adoption center and shelter for cats and kittens located in Cumberland on the corner of Route 100 and Range Road, has announced a fundraising event, The Harbor Cruise for HART. The cruise will be aboard the Casco Bay Lines Bay Mist from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. “The Harbor Cruise for HART will be a fun event with great music, door prizes, and a cash bar,” said Marcia Carr, volunteer. “HART is looking for fun, new ways to raise money for the all-volunteer, no-kill cat shelter. What could be better than spending a fun evening out on beautiful Casco Bay with friends, while at the same time helping the cats and kittens that HART takes such good care of?” Information can be found at Tickets are available on the HART website, as well as by e-mailing Jackie Broaddus at:

Sunday, Sept. 11 Portland 9/11 Memorial event 8:46 a.m. The city of Portland fire and police departments, IAFF Local 740, and city officials will march along Congress Street to the 9/11 Memorial at the Easter Promenade in honor of the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Local firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers will march in full turn-out gear and uniforms as a tribute to the 403 uniformed men and women who lost their lives when the towers fell in New York City. Members of the public are invited to march as well and are asked to wear white shirts as a sign of solidarity with the fallen heroes. Marchers will have the opportunity to carry the name of one of the 403 lost. At the end of the march, the city will lay three wreaths for the three locations attacked at the 9/11 memorial. At 8 a.m., gather for the March at Congress Square Park. 8:46 a.m., march begins. 9:30 a.m., wreath laying at 9/11 Memorial.

Southern Maine ‘Race for the Cure’ 8:45 a.m. to noon. Southern Maine “Race for the Cure” Festival to be held on Baxter Boulevard from Preble Street to Bates Street and all of Payson Park including Dyer’s Flat parking area. 7:30 a.m., Registration opens; 8:45 a.m., ceremony in honor of Sept. 11 Tenth Anniversary; 9 a.m., Survivor Ceremony; 9:30 a.m., Registration Closes; 9:45 a.m., Group Warm-up; 10 a.m., 5K Run/Walk Start; 10:15 a.m., 1K Fun Run/Walk Start. There will be no awards ceremony.

Top runners in each age division, top survivor runners and top fundraisers will be announced on this website and prizes will be mailed. Participants who wish to register in person or pick up their T-shirt and bib prior to the race may do so in advance at Maine Running Company, 563 Forest Ave. Call 262-7117; email or visit

HenryFest outdoor music festival noon to 7 p.m. 317 Main Street Community Music School presents HenryFest, an outdoor family-oriented music festival. The festival takes place at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth. In the event of rain, the festival will move to the Merriconeag Waldorf School on Desert Road in Freeport. The groups performing include Heather Masse, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Quartet featuring Darol Anger, Grant Gordy, Steve Roy & Joe Walsh, the Jerks of Grass, the 317 Main Street Student Ensembles, and Local Circus. Several of the groups feature members of the teaching staff at the music school, as well as two ensembles featuring the school’s students. The fun includes the legendary 317 Pie Table (fresh pies provided by members of the 317 community!); a Kid’s Area including toys provided by Island Treasure Toys in Yarmouth, facepainting, and a Story Corner; Food Vendors including Brunswick’s El Camino and Mr. Sippy’s Old Fashioned Hickory-Fired Barbecue, a bonfire, and or course, great music all day long! $20 for individuals, $35 for family ticket; all ages, tickets at gate.

Two Lights State Park historic talk 1:30 p.m. The Friends of Maine State Parks announce a special event at Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth. Public tour with historian Herb Adams: The history of Two Lights and the fortification of Casco Bay. Bunkers will be open; sturdy shoes and flashlights recommended. Park admission fees apply. Directions: follow Route 77 through South Portland and Cape Elizabeth; Two Lights Road forks off Route 77 just before Kettle Cove. The park entrance is about one mile, at a sharp turn in the road.

American Legion Post No. 164 9/11 event 2 p.m. For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, American Legion Post No. 164 in Falmouth plans a special ceremony at the post, 65 Depot Road, Falmouth. News anchor Kim Block will emcee. The National Anthem and other patriotic songs will be presented by the Downeasters Chorus. The congressional delegation, governor, state legislators, local dignitaries and first responders have been invited to participate. 781-4709

Lecture at Maine Irish Heritage Center 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., come listen to a lecture by resident geneaologist Matt Barker about the Portland Irish’s contributions during the Civil War. “We will have questions and answers at 3 p.m. and then refreshments and people can tour the library, etc. afterward,” Barker said.

Sept. 11 event in Old Orchard Beach 6 p.m. The Salvation Army, Church and Sixth Street, Old Orchard Beach, presents “a time to remember those who lost their lives and families during that tragic day and to give thanks for those who serve us today, protecting us — Police, Fire, Emergency Personnel.” see next page



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Time for Light Event at Back Cove 6 p.m. An event will surround Back Cove, Portland, with people after 6 p.m. “Mainers will gather at Back Cove in Portland on the evening of September 11 to ring it with light, for a different world — one of enlightenment! We’ll go to Back Cove at 6 p.m., and turn on flashlights at 7:30 (half an hour after sunset). This will represent a future of positive thinking and acting, instead of the fear and anger of the last 10 years. It’s time to end ten years of policies driving by fear and time to light the way toward positive directions and constructive use of our people and resources. We want to shine lights for a world where children are safe and people are not thirsty or hungry. We want alternatives to war. We want to stop degrading the ideals of this country or degrading ourselves in the eyes of the world. No more mistaken killings or torture. Instead we want honest work, sharing wealth between rich and poor. Bring our war $$$ home for health, education, jobs. For the future of our children. For the necessary challenge to save the environment.” Peace Action Maine and partners. Contact: 7741995.

Wednesday, Sept. 12 OA Centers for Orthopaedics, Brunswick 5 p.m. Ribbon cutting at OA Centers for Orthopaedics, Brunswick Downtown Association. “Please join the Brunswick Downtown Association in a collaborative effort with the Southern Maine Mid Coast Chamber for a Ribbon Cutting and Open House at OA Centers for Orthopaedics in their new location at 22 Station Avenue above the new Mid Coast Primary and Walk-in Clinic.”

Public hearing on Bayside benches 5:30 p.m. Proposed bench designs will be presented to the public for feedback at a public hearing at Zero Station, 222 Anderson St. The Portland Public Arts Committee will host a hearing to solicit public comment about proposed artist-designed seating along the new Bayside Trail. The proposals are available on the cCity’s website at planning/baysidetrailartproject.asp.

The Portland Daily Sun, Saturday, September 3, 2011  
The Portland Daily Sun, Saturday, September 3, 2011  

The Portland Daily Sun, Saturday, September 3, 2011