THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010
VOL. 2 NO. 206
PORTLAND’S DAILY NEWSPAPER
Tracing the Fore to make tracks Tree delivery this morning See Local News Briefs, page 3
What happened to all the bumper stickers? See Bob Higgins’ column on page 4
Warren Miller at Merrill See Events Calendar, page 13
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Controversial public art to be moved off Fore St. BY CURTIS ROBINSON THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Responding to a resident outcry that included a petition with more than 100 signatures, the city’s public arts committee will relocate a public art piece from the Old Port, most likely to the East End or into open space along I-295 near Mercy Hospital. The art, Tracing the Fore, has come under fire since it was installed in 2006. Critics have blasted it for both aesthetic and safety concerns and nicknamed the piece “razor park,” a reference to its stainless steel waves. Discussion on the art’s future during an arts board meeting last night quickly focused on relocation compared with giving the piece back to the artist, a process called “deaccessioning.” David Marshall, the only city council member on the board and himself a professional artist, said he has “not really found anyone” who likes the piece. “I’ve heard comments from other councilors” that what they voted for is not what the city received as see TRACING page 9 RIGHT: Boston landscape creator Shauna Gillies-Smith says she would be open to relocation of her Tracing the Fore art on Fore Street. The city is opting to move the installation. Here, GilliesSmith speaks to the Portland Public Art Committee Wednesday. (CURTIS ROBINSON PHOTO)
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The “Westbrook MMA” Facebook page shows two people involved in a ﬁght with others watching. The video was taken by a witness to the Nov. 8 ﬁght and shows the two ﬁghting as well as others watching and taking photographs, police said. (Photo courtesy of Westbrook Police Department)
After a spate of underground mixed martial arts fights organized via Facebook, Westbrook Police are seeking subpoenas for all of the participant’s Internet accounts and may ask the courts to block sharing information about future fights. On Monday, Westbrook Police officers, responding to a fight on Cumberland Street, say they uncovered the existence of a “fight club” and charged two of the fighters with unlawful prize fighting. The club, organized through a Facebook group called “Westbrook MMA”, competed in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) style fighting. Christopher Randall, 19, of South Portland and Christian
Adams, 18, of Portland were both charged by the Westbrook PD. A number of others, reportedly both from Westbrook and out-of-town, learned of the fight from the Facebook page and came to watch, with at least one of witnesses video taping the fight, according to the Westbrook PD. On Tuesday, in another incident, officers responded to a fight near the Warren ball field on Stevens Avenue and charged two 16-year-olds with disorderly conduct, one of whom required medical treatment for an eye and hand injury. The fight was also arranged via contact on Facebook, said the Westbrook PD. see FIGHT CLUB page 3
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Man accused of shooting TV over Palin dance MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rural Wisconsin man apparently enraged by Bristol Palin’s “Dancing with the Stars” routine blasted his television with a shotgun, leading to an all-night standoff with a SWAT team, investigators said. Steven Cowan, 67, was arrested Tuesday morning after officers coaxed him out of his house in Vermont, a farming community near Madison. Cowan, who is accused of threatening his wife with the gun after destroying the television, appeared in a Madison courtroom Wednesday on a charge of second-degree reckless endangerment. His bail was set at $1,500. Cowan’s attorney, Jonas Bednarek, declined to comment. Cowan’s wife, Janice, told investigators that her husband suffers from bipolar disorder and had threatened her life in the past. According to court documents, Janice Cowan said her husband came home Monday from the bar and had a beer with dinner before they settled down to watch “Dancing with the Stars.” When Palin, the 20-yearold daughter of tea party favorite Sarah Palin, began her routine, Cowan jumped up and began swearing, saying something like “The (expletive) politics.” His wife said he was upset that a political figure’s daughter was dancing on TV even though he felt she didn’t have talent. Janice Cowan told investigators her husband left the living room and reappeared 20 minutes later with his shotgun, “raging” with his face bright red, and blasted the TV. She said he then pointed the gun at her and told her to go fetch his pistols, and threatened to kill himself if she brought anyone back. According to the criminal complaint, Steven Cowan’s daughter recently took away his handguns for safekeeping. It did not elaborate. “He scared the bejebees out of me,” she told detectives. Janice Cowan fled the home and went to an attorney’s office, where she phoned police. She told officers that about 15 years ago her husband had threatened her with a machete when he couldn’t find some ammunition and has threatened to shoot one of their cows. She added he was under stress because of financial reasons, saying a doctor helping him with his mental health problems had suggested he temporarily turn over control of properties he rents out to the family’s attorney. Calls on Wednesday to a number listed as the Cowans’ could not be connected.
Dancing is the poetry of the foot.” —John Dryden
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Murkowski emerges as winner in Alaska JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Wednesday became the first Senate candidate in more than 50 years to win a write-in campaign, emerging victorious over her tea party rival following a painstaking, week-long count of hand-written votes. The victory completes a remarkable comeback for the Republican after her humiliating loss in the GOP primary to Joe Miller. Her victory became clear when Alaska election officials confirmed they had only about 700 votes left to count, putting Murkowski in safe territory to win re-election. Murkowski is flying back from Washington to Alaska on Wednesday to make an “exciting announcement,” proclaiming in an e-mail to supporters that the campaign “made history.” Murkowski has a lead of 10,400 votes, a total that includes 8,153 ballots in which Miller observers challenged over things like misspellings, extra words or legibility issues. Miller told Fox News that he is not conceding the race, and will decide at the end of the week whether the campaign will request a recount. Miller has maintained he’ll stop fighting if the math doesn’t work in his favor. Miller’s loss is a major rebuke for Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate who backed Miller and has long had a tense relationship with the Murkowski family. Miller’s defeat means Palin couldn’t deliver in her home state for a candidate she roundly endorsed. The write-in bid was an effort Murkowski almost didn’t undertake after her stunning loss in the August primary to Miller. She went back and forth on whether to run but ultimately
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington Tuesday following the weekly caucus luncheons. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)
decided to wage a write-in campaign, saying she’d been encouraged by Alaskans who wanted a reasonable alternative between the conservative Miller and the little-known Democratic nominee. Murkowski will return to Washington in an odd position in the Republican Party. The National Republican Senatorial Committee threw its support and cash behind Miller, opting to back the candidate who received the GOP nomination. And she didn’t have many friends within
the tea party movement — with many of those voters seeing her as too liberal — putting her at odds with that faction of the party as well. Though she plans to caucus with Republicans, she said she won’t be beholden to any special interests or party — an initial sign that she may not try to reclaim her leadership post within the GOP conference. She voluntarily resigned it in deciding to make her outsider run. Murkowski says she will approach issues as they come
to her, and vowed to do what’s best for Alaskans. She opposed a Republican-supported moratorium on earmark requests, a hot issue on Capitol Hill following the tea party surge in the mid-term elections. She says a ban on earmarks won’t do much to reduce federal spending and instead would leave bureaucrats to decide spending priorities. The victory followed the tedious week-long process of ballot counters and observers scrutinizing the handwriting of thousands of ballots. It was a process unlike any Alaska had seen, with the rules for conducting the election written as the race went on. That provided the crux of Miller’s federal complaint — that the determination of votes was subjective and not strictly in line with election law calling for ballots to have the ovals filled in and either the candidate’s last name or name as it appears on the declaration of candidacy written. Miller observers, seeking to hold the state to that standard, objected to thousands of ballots, including ones with a cursive letter or two, slight misspellings or mangled lettering and some reading “Lisa Murkowski Republican” or “Murkowski, Lisa.” The longshot nature of Murkowski’s campaign seemed to invigorate the senator and her team. Her one-time spokesman, Steve Wackowski, said he liked nothing more than hearing it couldn’t be done — that that only made the campaign work harder in what amounted to a massive do-over after she flubbed the primary contest. History wasn’t on their side: Nothing of this scale had been pulled off in Alaska, and had rarely been accomplished elsewhere. The last Senate candidate to win as a write-in was Strom Thurmond in 1954.
Nader lawsuit against Dems in Maine is dismissed MACHIAS (AP) — A judge in Maine dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ralph Nader that accused Democrats of conspiring to keep him off the ballot in the 2004 presidential race. Washington County Superior Court Justice Kevin Cuddy on Tuesday granted a motion by the Maine Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee and others to throw out the lawsuit. In his 2009 complaint, Nader said Democratic leaders used illegal and malicious
tactics to try to keep him off the 2004 ballot in Maine and more than a dozen other states. Nader appeared on the presidential ballots in 34 states in that election, which George W. Bush won. The suit was initially filed in Washington, D.C., where it was tossed out because the three-year statute of limitations had expired. It was then refiled in Maine, where the statute of limitations is six years. The defendants had the constitutional right to challenge Nader’s efforts to get
on the ballots, said Stephen Langsdorf, a Maine attorney who represented the Maine Democratic Party and the Democratic National Committee. “The Democratic Party made legitimate arguments about Nader’s campaign and they should not have been sued for it,” he said. Oliver Hall, a lawyer in Washington representing Nader, said he thought the case was “wrongly decided,” but declined further comment.
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Embezzlement charge leads to Florida arrest for former SoPo merchant DAILY SUN STAFF REPORTS A former South Portland business owner was arrested in Florida for allegedly embezzling $28,000 from his company’s profit-sharing plan. Authorities say James and Teresa Duhamel were both arrested in Florida in connection with federal embezzlement charges after making off with $28,205 that was supposed to be distributed to the 20 employees of DuraStone Inc. after the company went bankrupt and shut down its plant in South Portland in 2005. James Duhamel, 61, was scheduled to appear at a detention hearing in Fort Myers yesterday. Teresa Duhamel was released last week after posting a $50,000 bond. If convicted, the couple faces up to five years in prison and fines of as much as $250,000. DuraStone, a manufacturer of precast concrete products, came to the attention of federal and state environmental regulators in 1999 for pollution problems at its site on Milliken Street in Portland, resulting in a $136,000 fine. The company closed the Portland location in 2002 and relocated to a plant in South Portland, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a few months later. In 2002, Duhamel pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of illegal discharge of pollutants, serving probation and paying a $2,500 fine. DuraStone was unable to emerge from bankruptcy, and it shut down in 2005. The property in South Portland was sold off as part of the court proceedings.
City eyed for hydrogen ﬁlling station network A Connecticut company plans to build a first-of-its-kind filling station in Portland in anticipation of a new generation of fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles hitting the road. SunHydro of Wallingford, Conn, plans to build the station over the next two years and use solar panels and water to produce hydrogen. The company already has two such stations in the works in New England, as the company looks to build an initial network of nine hydrogen service stations along Interstate 95 from Portland to Miami. SunHydro has yet to choose a site for the station. According to the center, a station would require adequate space with a south-facing exposure for the solar panels. Fuel-cell vehicles run on electricity produced from hydrogen gas and emit only water vapor. The key is producing the gas by separating water molecules, which typically is done with electricity generated by natural gas. The network of stations would be privately financed by SunHydro owner, Tom Sullivan, founder of the successful Lumber Liquidators flooring chain, which has a store in Scarborough. Each station is expected to cost $2 million to $3 million. Smith told the Press Herald that SunHydro will look for a local company that could operate a half-dozen or so fuel-cell vehicles. “You don’t need much of a fleet to support a small fill station,” he said.
Saturday. The park cost $325,000 to build, funded with both public and private sources, the city reported. The ceremony will featuring free skating lessons, music and refreshments until 2 p.m. The park is designed for all skill levels of skaters and bikers with skateable benches, transfer gap, A-frame pyramid, a skate dish, hubba ledge, steps, rails, rollers, euro gap, radial ledges and a quarter pipe. The opening’s rain date is Sunday at 10 a.m.
Local bakery on Food Network’s ‘Throwdown’ The Food Network will feature Portland bakery Cranberry Island Kitchen as part of its series “Throwdown! with Bobby Flay” at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. With a focus on whoopie pies, the episode will pit Cranberry Island Kitchen owners Karen Haase and Carol Ford against the show’s host, chef Bobby Flay, to see who can bake up a batter whoopie. The episode was filmed a few weeks ago at Grace Restaurant on Chestnut Street. Judges for the throwdown were Cristin Walsh, the pastry chef at Grace, and Kathleen Fleury, the food editor of Downeast magazine. While rumors say Cranberry Island Kitchen won the throwdown, Ford would neither confirm nor deny that rumor. The episode will be repeated on Friday, Dec. 10 at midnight and Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Blue spruce will ﬁnd home in Monument Square today Today at 10 a.m. the tree that signals the holiday season in Portland arrives in Monument Square. The 50-foot Colorado blue spruce was donated anonymously by a family on 111 Brentwood St., the city reported. “It is the most magnificent tree we have ever had in Monument Square, it is really a beautiful tree” says Jeff Tarling, City Arborist. The tree will be lit with over 1,500 LED lights, donated by Efficiency Maine during the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Produced by Portland’s Downtown District, the festive night includes entertainment by Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band and the Maine State Ballet. A Make-A-Wish child will light the tree this year with help from a special guest. The tree will be surrounded by a white picket fence to accommodate downtown holiday photographs. At 9 a.m. today, the tree will begin its hour-long trip down Stevens Avenue, Brighton Avenue and through the downtown via Congress Street, arriving at its new home in Monument Square around 10 a.m. Motorists are urged to be mindful of delays on these streets as the tree is delivered. For additional information on downtown Portland’s holiday events, please visit portlandmaine.com.
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Skatepark to open Saturday The new Portland Skatepark at Dougherty Field on St. James Street will open to the public at 10 a.m.
Unlicensed ﬁghting a crime in Maine FIGHT CLUB from page one
Officers said they’ve since discovered at least one more Facebook site where fights were being organized and scheduled in Westbrook. Authorities say that Maine law provides that a person is guilty of Disorderly Conduct if they’re engaged in fighting without being licensed to do so; and any person who engages in, encourages, or does any act to further a premeditated fight may be found guilty of unlawful prize fighting. Under these statutes the WPD is investigating these street fights as possible criminal conspiracies and
police say they will bring criminal charges against all involved. Westbrook Police say unlicensed, unregulated fights like these create obvious safety concerns for the participants as well as quality of life concerns for citizens living near where these fights are held. The WPD encourages those interested in MMA competition to find a legitimate martial arts studio or boxing club where they can participate in regulated and safer contests, and said they’ll continue to bring the appropriate criminal and civil charges against anyone involved in illegal street fights.
Cumberland doctor’s ofﬁce raided PORTLAND (AP) — A Maine podiatrist is being held after federal agents raided his Portland office and seized records in connection with a drug investigation. State police say 49-year-old Dr. John Perry was arrested
in Cumberland on Wednesday and charged with violating bail conditions and possession of cocaine. He was taken to Cumberland County Jail. Perry was arrested as part of a joint investigation between the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Agents also searched Perry’s home and his car. Westbrook Police reported that Perry was arrested in his car near his home at 365 Main St. in Cumberland.
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Real work doesn’t sit behind a desk Last Monday, Darwin Cooper looked out at a crowd of several hundred fellow retired autoworkers in Youngstown, Ohio, and started shooting questions. “How many of you have had surgery for carpal tunnel?” he shouted into the microphone. More than 50 men and women stood up. “How many of you have had knee replacements?” Another 60 or so rose from their seats. “How many of you have had back surgery?” More than 150 people were now standing. He was just getting started. In interviews during lunch, many of the former autoworkers — a number of them not ––––– yet 60 — described their hip Creators replacements, foot surgeries, heart bypasses and ripped rotaSyndicate tor cuffs. Some ailments evolved through the normal wear and tear of aging, but most were the result of repetitive jobs performed on GM assembly lines at Lordstown. I asked to meet with the former autoworkers because the White House is considering changes in Social Security. Currently, the normal retirement
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Bumper stickers a sign of the past? Odd things get noticed. In the course of shuffling between my day jobs, I walk around the city a lot, observing. One trend, or failing trend, I noticed last week: Bumper stickers may have become a sign of the past. Usually, a good bumper sticker makes you laugh, or irritates you beyond belief. Sometimes political, or humorous, or scandalous, they have been an important part of the car since the first Model “A” rolled off the assembly line, according to Wikipedia. In the 1940’s they were held on by wire. Somewhere along the line, I’m thinking around the time the cars got fatter and wider, the bumper sticker caught on as an odd American fad. It was fairly simple to sum up someone’s beliefs or opinions by just a quick glance at the rear of the car. Personal favorites of mine were the snarky ones, mocking other bumper stickers. These were the “too cool for school” taglines of a disillusioned generation, mostly consisting of Darwin fish, “Nuke A Gay Whale For Christ” or the ever popular “Visualize Whirled Peas.”
Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist And don’t tell me about those little bumper-patch ovals – those are not “stickers” any more than the nicotine patch is my pack of Pall Malls. Yet in a long afternoon walk down Congress Street, and a checkout of a few selected parking lots, the bumper sticker is becoming a rarer sight. The snark is gone, long live the snark. Mostly, all you see these days is tired political ads from campaigns gone by, and the occasional “removed” sticker, shouting the person’s support for former candidate has waned. For me, there were all kinds of reasons to cover the bumper with stickers, mostly due to the fact that the car needed to be inspected, and the damned things were just perfect for covering up that rusty hole that would cause the car to fail.
In one noted instance, I didn’t even have a bumper on the car. It was the exploding 1972 Ford Pinto model, sometimes called by friends the “rolling hand grenade” due to the incidence of explosions in rear bumper collisions. The dude I bought the car from somehow latched on to the unique concept of removing the bumper entirely. I tossed on a bunch of offensive but funny stickers over the rear, and somehow that detail of a missing bumper got missed on inspection. How many bumper stickers have you seen lately? Step out on the side of the road, and do a quick count. In that walk down Congress Street I mentioned earlier, I only saw three bumper stickers — just one sticker more than those four differing conversations about people getting ripped off on dope deals. You hear lots of details on Congress Street. In checking out the background, I stumbled across the blogsite for aficionados of the strip of plastic. The downward trend showed 38 good spottings in 2008, 8 in 2009, and only 2 so see HIGGINS page 5
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Pat me, pat me WASHINGTON — I blame Drudge! Yes, I blame the Drudge Report for this insane controversy about the use of high-tech body scanners and “patdowns” at airport security zones. A minor altercation can take place at Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, and it is headlines on the Drudge Report. The millions of American travelers who are utterly insouciant to a high-tech scan or even a pat-down are ignored. The other day, a CBS News poll found that 81 percent of Americans approve of the use of the high-tech machines at airports, but that means nothing to Drudge. How many more Americans would welcome a soothing pat-down midst the hurlyburly of travel at our nation’s stressfilled airports I do not know, but count me in — especially if the patter-downer is a cute little number on the order of, say, Sarah Palin. Now some of Drudge’s troublemakers are organizing a boycott of the scanners for the day before Thanksgiving. That happens to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. One George Donnelly, a self-appointed civil libertarian, says, “We are absolutely committed to getting the scanners and the groping rolled back.” Rolled back? What is he talking about, something on a production line?
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. ––––– Creators Syndicate “Groping” is apparently what Donnelly calls a “pat-down.” Get your mind out of the gutter, George. Donnelly seems to think that if his followers opt for time-consuming pat-downs rather than quick scans on this busy day, they will foul up airports for hours. Well, if I were traveling on the day before Thanksgiving, I would breeze through the scanner, get on my airplane and insist that it leave on time. Donnelly can confer with his lawyers. Another like-minded soi-disant civil libertarian, John Tyner, missed his flight completely owing to his protest. He greeted the Transportation Security Administration staff, camera in hand, in San Diego. He had opted for the patdown in place of the scanner, but he warned, “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.” Yes, he referred to his genitalia as “junk.” Well, speak for yourself, Mr. Tyner. Now he is threatened by the TSA with an $11,000 fine.
That is a bit stiff. He missed his plane. That is enough, but Tyner might keep things in perspective. America is at war. We are at war with savages who sneak explosives onto airplanes and turn them into bombs. Such brutes have no sense of discrimination between a war zone and a civilian zone. Actually, if they could mark off a war zone, wherever would it be? They are total nihilists and want to kill us all — and themselves. They cannot possibly win, but surely we can lose, and one of the things we will lose first is our freedom. The scanners are opposed on two grounds, health and privacy. It is claimed by some that the radiation emitted by the scanners is dangerous. The government denies it, saying more radiation awaits passengers on their flights than comes from scanners. The other ground is constitutional, the right to be free from unreasonable searches. I am not knowledgeable enough in science to address the first matter. Suffice to say, given the choice of a terrorist overhead with a bomb or loose on my airplane and a spot of radiation, I would choose the radiation. On the constitutional matter, I am more comfortable. Terror poses an enormous threat to the free society. The terrorists can attack us anyplace, which is why I rather like
the idea of citizens free to carry arms. The scanners and the pat-downs are a dreadful threat to freedom and personal dignity, except for what they are meant to combat, terrorists — thugs who would attack the unarmed and innocent. Scanners and pat-downs can be executed with care or with stupid disregard for our dignity. In the event that we are violated, we can protest. We will not have a chance to protest the terrorists. In an age of Facebook and social networking, it is a little difficult to take all the protests over airport security seriously. How many of Donnelly’s legions have a Web presence? And of course, no one is forcing us to use airplanes when we travel. Doubtless, in time we shall have a technological fix for airport security. It seems we always have in the past. Until then, we shall have to live like the Israelis. Be vigilant and thwart terror. They do it all the time, and an Israeli neurotic about personal liberty is just as neurotic as any American. (R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. is the founder and editor-in-chief of The American Spectator and an adjunct scholar at the Hudson Institute. His new book is “After the Hangover: The Conservatives’ Road to Recovery.”)
Those who want to raise retirement age usually work in ofﬁces SCHULTZ from page 4
age to qualify for full benefits is 66, but that will rise to 67 by 2022. Soon-to-be Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican, has advocated for raising the age as high as 70. A few Democrats have proposed similar changes. The Center for Economic and Policy Research reported in August that proponents of raising the retirement age like to point out that Americans live longer and healthier lives than previous generations but that they fail to acknowledge that this is primarily because of the decline in infant and teen mortality. They also don’t address the physical punishment of blue-collar labor. Most workers would be unable to stay on the job longer. For too many of them, the only option would be to retire with reduced benefits. Cheerleaders for older retirement tend to be people whose idea of a hard day’s work is to loosen their ties for a late-night call to a campaign donor. Or, as retired autoworker Ella Johnson put it to me, “they’ve never worked on an assembly line or in a coal mine but sit behind desks and write laws for those of us who do.” Ella is 59. She worked on GM’s assembly line for 25 years. She
has had surgery on both knees, has carpel tunnel in her wrists and has an injured right rotator cuff. During our interview, she sat with fellow retiree Gwendolyn Windom, who is 67 and started working at the plant in 1970 as a single mother with three children. Windom suffered an on-the-job concussion so severe she had to stay in a darkened room for six months while her mother moved in to care for the children. She later had surgery to rebuild the arch of her left foot and had two disks removed from her back. “You’re standing on a concrete floor all day, every day,” Windom said. “It wears a body completely down.” Jim Tripp, who used to represent injured workers at hearings, said assembly line workers bear unique hardships compared with other types of manual laborers. “Let me put it this way,” 73-year-old Tripp said. “Think of another job where you have to raise your hand to go to the bathroom. You can’t leave your spot on the line until there is another worker to take your place.” Many spouses attended last Monday’s lunch for UAW Local 1112 retirees, including 82-year-old Dorothy Snovak. She wanted me to know about her 87-year-old husband, Michael, who worked as a pipe
fitter for 23 years at the plant. “He worked so hard, and he’d come home so tired,” she said, smiling softly as she held my hand. “Sometimes he’d talk about how the bosses would hide behind something and try to catch him making a mistake.” She shook her head, and her smile faded. “You know, you tell someone like my husband what you need done, he’s going to do it. So much stress in that job. Sometimes he’d come home and he’d have to get it off his chest. He’d usually talk about it at dinnertime. That wasn’t always the best time for digestion.” She did what she could. “I’d massage his back at night,” she said. But only after their children were tucked in to bed. “He didn’t want to ask for that in front of the kids, you know,” she said. “He never wanted them to know how much he hurt.” (Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland and an essayist for Parade magazine. To find out more about Schultz (firstname.lastname@example.org) and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.)
Dwindling sightings of bumper stickers may tie into the culture HIGGINS from page 4
far this year. Definitely a downward trend, but that might also be part of the blogsite owners’ waning interest. Gone is the big fat Boston Red Sox bumper sticker, now replaced with the tiny oval “B.” The tiny oval “Woof” and “Meow” are everywhere, and for some strange reason I can’t seem to understand, those circular “country of origin” bumper thingies are everywhere. What fad is next to slide down the backside of the mountain of popularity? Is the smart-ass t-shirt the
next thing to go? In checking out t-shirts, almost everything I’ve seen lately is a corporate logo of some kind. What happened to the anti-corporate bravado that gave way to the t-shirt in the first place? I’ve always figured that if someone wants me walking around to be a portable advertisement, they’ll GIVE me the t-shirt. On quick reflection and a glance at the mirror tells me why I’ve received so few. One interesting one I did see today was a bit of anti-corporate giggle, a black t-shirt with the words “Just Did It” explaining why the person looked so tired. An article run in The Free Republic noted the decline of bumper stickers over a year ago, but I
missed it. They attribute the decline in bumper stickers to a decline of tolerance. Over the last few years, people have shown more and more reluctance to put their views out there for the world to see, keeping their opinions just a little bit closer to the vest. But for any vehicle that I might be driving down the road, a word of warning. Don’t remove the bumper sticker, it’s a structural support. Just look at the duct tape. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)
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New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker runs with the ball as running back Danny Woodhead (right) follows during the NFL football team’s practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday. The Patriots are scheduled to play the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
they’ve hooked up once in each of the past seven regular seasons and three times in the playoffs. One reason for such frequency is that top teams play other top teams as part of the scheduling formula. The Patriots won the first six games in the rivalry once Brady became the starter, but since then the Colts have won five of six. “It’s always a great matchup,” said New England wide receiver Deion Branch, reacquired from Seattle on Oct. 12. “I think every year things are totally different.” Both teams lead their divisions despite numerous injuries to key players. The Patriots (7-2) are tied with the New York Jets in the AFC East. The Colts (6-3) lead the AFC South by one game. “We’ve played most of the games (with the Patriots) in November,”
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Thursday, Nov. 18 ‘The Awesome ‘80s Prom’ 7:30 p.m. Ken Davenport’s Off-Broadway hit “The Awesome ‘80s Prom” comes to The Big Easy. Celebrate the ‘80s with this interactive play. Tickets at Bull Moose Music. www.onthenewedge.com.
Joy Kills Sorrow at One Longfellow 8 p.m. With its bold new brand of acoustic music, Joy Kills Sorrow pushes right through the envelope and out the other side. The Boston-based stringband brings a decidedly modern sensibility to an old-world sound, channeling the prodigious talents of its individual members into elegant arrangements and well-crafted songs. ($12 adv/$15 door). Dietrich Strause opens! www.onelongfellowsquare.com
COLD RICE — Unadulterated Dance Party at SPACE 9 p.m. Judging from their last collaborative dance party, good things happen when the Rogues Gallery and SPACE Gallery teams get together to throw a shindig. This time, SPACE is hosting DJ NAME NAMES, the one and only, the living legend of Nation of Ulysses, Make-Up, and Chain and the Gang fame, philosopher, and host of VBS TV’s Soft Focus, Ian Svenonius, as he spins the ﬁnest 45s of soul, girl group, R&B, garage, surf, skronk, and stomp. What are we going to do? DANCE. When are we going to do it? ALL NIGHT. How? HARD. $3, 18 plus.
Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonﬁre at Geno’s 9 p.m. Portland folk-punk outﬁt Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonﬁre host a eclectic night of music at Geno’s, featuring Background (local hardcore), Miserable Nothings (folkpunk from Jake Lowry) and Terrible Old Man (Waterville loud awesome metal). $5, 21+
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A group that effortlessly straddles the gap between avant-garde improvisation and accessible groove-based jazz, Medeski, Martin, & Wood have simultaneously earned standings as relentlessly innovative musicians and an enormously popular act. The band plays Friday night at Port City Music Hall. (COURTESY PHOTO) Mediterranean. A multifarious array of frame drums, bird calls and exotic noisemakers blend with South Indian Konnakol drum language to deliver an evening of pure rhythm and pulse.Eminent composer John Cage has written speciﬁcally for Velez, and he has been commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation, Jerome Foundation and most recently by the Lark String Quartet. $18 adv/$20 door, One Longfellow Square. www.onelongfellowsquare.com
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Rock That Festival at The Big Easy 6 p.m. The Big Easy hosts the Rock That Festival, singer/ Songwriter 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. w/ Hutch Heelan (no cover). Also Nov. 20 and 21. http://www.bigeasyportland.com/calendar/
Medeski, Martin and Wood at Port City 8 p.m. A group that effortlessly straddles the gap between avant-garde improvisation and accessible groove-based jazz, Medeski, Martin, & Wood have simultaneously earned standings as relentlessly innovative musicians and an enormously popular act. The band’s reputation has achieved massive proportions. As they always have, the three core bandmembers contributed to numerous other recording projects, both as sidemen and leaders. Increasingly, their word was gold and their efforts carved paths for musicians to follow. $25 advance, $28 day of, $48
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Christine Lavin and Don White 8 p.m. Two of the funniest entertainers on today’s songwriting scene, Christine Lavin and Don White tour with an evening of smart, funny songs that can make you laugh and cry within the space of a sentence. One Longfellow Square. $20 adv/$23 door.
Mezcalitos at Mayo Street 8 p.m. Mezoaltos play the music of Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Dan Hicks and many more great American songwriters. The Mezcalitos feature Tom Whitehead on guitar & vocals, Jon Cooper on ﬁddle, mandolin & dobro, Sam Goodall on ﬁddle, John Clark on bass, Hayes Porterﬁeld on drums and Tanya Whiton as a guest vocalist. “We like to get people dancing and have a good time,” says lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Tom Whitehead. $10.
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‘Italy Inside/Out’ exhibit at Daunis highlights artist’s Italian residence DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT For the past 30 years, Cumberland artist, Brita Holmquist, has traveled from her house in Maine to her other house in Tuscany. “The house was an ancient farm, and we are lucky enough to be able to live there simply and very comfortably now that we have central heating, to say nothing of hot water. It has become our home, and I know ithe hills that surround it well enough to draw from intimate knowledge of the landscape. I especially like to drive around on small dirt roads and paint what I discover,” said Holmquist. For this show, Holmquist has mixed her landscapes with still lifes done inside her house, according to a press release on the exhibit issued by Daunis Fine Jewelry. “I had wanted to paint still lifes for a while now, and the weather this spring in Tuscany was so awful that I was had to work inside. It forced me to something I actually had been trying to do for over a year.” The paintings can be seen at Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St. in Portland, through Dec. 31. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and many Saturdays (please call 773-6011 for information) and there will be an artist’s reception during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on Dec. 3 from
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A graduate of Moore College of Art, Holmquist is represented by Art House Gallery in Portland and Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth as well as Judith Leighton Gallery in Blue Hill. Working in oil, Holmquist explores her immediate world through her love of color, strong shapes and dedicated brush strokes. Award-winning jewelry designer Patricia Daunis-Dunning and her husband, William Dunning are graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design. “Patricia is influenced by reflected light on Maine’s waves and swirling eddies, and her lustrous bejewelled pieces are designed to reflect and enhance the person who wears them. William is a coloristpainter with gemstones,” their press release states.
Winter Vegetables, Oil on Canvas, 9.75” x 13.75”, by Cumberland artist, Brita Holmquist. (COURTESY IMAGE)
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“Tracing the Fore is a public art landscape that commemorates the period of history when Fore Street ran along the edge of Portland Harbor,” reads a placard at the site along Fore Street. “The stainless steel waves and long grass represent the harbor waters.” But the sign also pleaded for patience because the fescue had not become established. Critics called the installation an eyesore. (CURTIS ROBINSON FILE PHOTO)
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a project, he said, adding that “pretty much all the comments I’ve received have been negative.” “I can say that after four years of trying to make this work,” said Marshall, “I can’t see how we can make this work and please the community.” Merchants echoed that view, adding that the piece has become a target of ridicule ranging from passing tourists to Duck Boat tour operators, who one business operator said mock the installation as an example of “what Portland considers art.” The artist, Boston landscape creator Shauna Gillies-Smith, attended the meeting and said she would be open to relocation. But she also said she liked the piece, and suggested it has never really had adequate weedabating maintenance to achieve its original vision. She even suggested that she would pay $1,000 toward improved weeding at the site, but the status quo was
quickly dismissed. Her willingness to relocate is necessary for relocation, say city officials, because the arts board lacks the power to “edit” the piece. Without the artist’s cooperation, the only options would be to leave it in place or give it back. Jack Soley, arts committee chairman, explained that the next step will be to hold a public hearing on where the new home for the piece will be. It will remain unclear how much the move will cost, Soley explained, until it becomes clear where the new site will be. He said cost of just removing the art was around $8,000. Local residents and merchants have offered to raise money and donate time, if needed, to help remove the art. While Soley and other board members stressed that more information will be needed before any site is selected, the two discussed at last night’s meeting were Fish Point near Fort Allen Park or a site near the new Mercy Hospital just off Fore River Parkway.
Falmouth woman, CEO crowned Mrs. Maine International 2011 Miss Iowa National DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Teen-Ager in 1988. Elizabeth HamiltonHamilton-Guarino Guarino, 41, Falmouth, has is signed with Portbeen crowned Mrs. Maine land Models and International 2011 and Talent. will represent Maine in the According to Mrs. International Pageant her blog, Hamilin July 2011 in Chicago, a ton-Guarino was press release reported. pictured in the Hamilton-Guarino is the November issue of founder and CEO of Best the magazine. (The Ever You and is a mom of cover image is of four boys ages 9, 11, 13 and Lance Armstrong.) 15. She and her husband, For more inforPeter, have been married mation, visit Mrs. for 12 years. International on Hamilton-Guarino Hamilton-Guarino was the Web at www. Mrs. Maine United States in 2006 and elizabethhamilton.info.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2010 with 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1928, Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, “Steamboat Willie” starring Mickey Mouse, premiered in New York. On this date: In 1810, American botanist Asa Gray was born in Sauquoit, N.Y. In 1860, Polish statesman and concert pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski was born. In 1883, the United States and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones. In 1886, the 21st president of the United States, Chester A. Arthur, died in New York. In 1910, British suffragists clashed with police outside Parliament on what became known as “Black Friday.” In 1936, Germany and Italy recognized the Spanish government of Francisco Franco. In 1958, the cargo freighter SS Carl D. Bradley sank during a storm in Lake Michigan, claiming 33 of the 35 lives on board. In 1966, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops did away with the rule against eating meat on Fridays outside of Lent. In 1978, U.S. Rep. Leo J. Ryan, D-Calif., and four others were killed in Jonestown, Guyana, by members of the Peoples Temple; the killings were followed by a night of mass murder and suicide by more than 900 cult members. In 1985, the comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” created by Bill Watterson, was first published. (The strip ran for 10 years.) One year ago: President Barack Obama visited the Great Wall of China, which he described as “magical,” before heading to Seoul, South Korea, for the final stop of his eight-day Asia tour. Two days before turning 92, West Virginia Sen. Robert C. Byrd became the longest-serving lawmaker in congressional history, at 56 years, 320 days. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Brenda Vaccaro is 71. Author-poet Margaret Atwood is 71. Actress Linda Evans is 68. Actress Susan Sullivan is 68. Country singer Jacky Ward is 64. Actor Jameson Parker is 63. Actresssinger Andrea Marcovicci is 62. Rock musician Herman Rarebell is 61. Singer Graham Parker is 60. Actor Delroy Lindo is 58. Comedian Kevin Nealon is 57. Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon is 54. Actor Oscar Nunez is 52. Actress Elizabeth Perkins is 50. Singer Kim Wilde is 50. Rock musician Kirk Hammett (Metallica) is 48. Rock singer Tim DeLaughter (dee-LAW’ter) is 45. Actor Romany Malco is 42. Actor Owen Wilson is 42. Singer Duncan Sheik is 41. Actor Mike Epps is 40. Actress Peta Wilson is 40. Actress Chloe Sevigny (SEH’ven-ee) is 36. Country singer Jessi Alexander is 34. Actor Steven Pasquale is 34. Actor Nate Parker is 31. Actor Damon Wayans Jr. is 28. Actor Nathan Kress is 18.
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Fiscal woes seen slowing New England economy BY STEPHEN SINGER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
New England’s economy, which is struggling to recover as the U.S. economy remains weak, is hindered by looming government fiscal crises, according to a management professor at the University of New Hampshire. Ross Gittell released his fall 2010 economic forecast Wednesday at a New England Economic Partnership conference at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston. “The looming federal and state fiscal crises present a dark shadow over the New England regional economic outlook,” Gittell said. He said the impact of the fiscal problems will first hit government employment and then affect other sectors of the economy, public services and infrastructure. Employment in government is expected to fall 2
percent until the middle of next year, a loss of more than 21,000 jobs in New England, he said. The employment loss occurs at time when the region is limited in how it can absorb falling employment, he said. Gittell forecasts that New England’s economy will grow slowly for nine to 12 months and then pick up some strength. The region’s overall economy is not expected to grow faster than 4 percent until the middle of 2011. Massachusetts and New Hampshire are expected to have the strongest economies in the region and Rhode Island the weakest. “Unlike previous recessions, during the great recession of 2008-09 the New England decline was less than (the) national decline,” Gittell said. In the next year, employment growth in New England is expected to be above the U.S. average, but
below the U.S. average after 2011. “This makes for a long road to employment recovery in the region,” the report said. The return to peak employment levels of the first quarter of 2008 is not expected until the third quarter of 2013, three months after the expected U.S. employment recovery. Unemployment in New England is expected to remain higher than 8 percent until about mid-2012. As the nation exited the recession, New Hampshire was the first state in the region where employment rose in the last quarter of 2009, Gittell said. Maine followed in the first quarter of 2010, followed by the other New England states in the second quarter. In 2007, Rhode Island was the first state in the region where employment fell “and will struggle out of the deepest recession in the region.”
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Thursday, Nov. 18 Delivery of the city’s Christmas Tree 9 a.m. At 9 a.m., the city’s Christmas tree will begin its hour-long trip down Stevens Avenue, Brighton Avenue and through the downtown via Congress Street arriving at its new home in Monument Square around 10 a.m. The 50-foot Colorado Blue Spruce was donated anonymously by a family on 111 Brentwood Street, Portland and the owners look forward to seeing it lit in Monument Square. The tree will be lit with over 1,500 LED lights, donated by Efﬁciency Maine during the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday November 26th at 5:30 PM. Produced by Portland’s Downtown District (PDD), the festive night includes entertainment by Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band and the Maine State Ballet. A Make-A-Wish child will light the tree this year with help from a very special guest! The tree will be surrounded by a white picket fence making it the perfect place for downtown holiday photographs. Crews from the Forestry Section of Portland Department of Public Services will prepare the tree for transportation to Monument Square at 8:30 a.m., 111 Brentwood Street. Keely Crane Services and Shaw Brothers Construction have donated staff, crane and transportation services.
than 140 years of success in the city. Now a division of B&G Foods, B&M employs approximately one hundred and ﬁfty people and four years ago, the company expanded production at the Portland facility to include Underwood Meat Spread. The Portland landmark is a great source of pride for the city and the business community. Allagash Brewing will receive the 2010 Small Business of Year Award. Selling its ﬁrst batch of beer in 1995, the once one-man brewing company has expanded to twentyﬁve employees, receiving national awards for its premiere beer with a gold, silver and bronze medal from past World Beer Cups. The Allagash Brewing has earned its reputation with a variety of traditional and experimental Belgian-style beers aged in liquor barrels. The company also gives back to the community with its Allagash Tribute Series. For every bottle sold, a dollar is donated to local nonproﬁts, most recently $10,000 gifts to the St. Lawrence Arts Center, Victoria Mansion and Maine Pediatric Nurses Association. All three award recipients will be recognized at the DPC’s annual event. Last year’s Christmas tree navigates down Congress Street en route to Monument Square. This year, delivery of Ocean Gateway International Marine the tree will follow Stevens and Brighton avenues to Congress, starting at approximately 9 a.m. today. Arrival at Terminal on Commercial Street. the square is set for around 10 a.m. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)
The Art of December at MHS 10 a.m. The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection. Open to the public: Nov. 17, 2010 through Jan. 3, 2011, at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; “The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection displays a selection of holiday cards that demonstrate the wide range of artists who called Maine home and further exempliﬁes the personal connections of Mildred Burrage, whose love for the holidays may be seen throughout her collection. The Mildred Burrage Collection, donated to the society in 2005, illustrates the personal life and professional career of Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) through correspondence, ephemera, photographs and writings. The collection demonstrates the relationships Mildred shared with Maine and American artists and craftsmen, museum curators, cultural institutions and personal friends. This collection includes an assortment of holiday cards, including many handmade works by nationally known artists, especially during the period of the 1960s and 70s when Ms. Burrage’s inﬂuence in the Maine crafts movement was at its peak.” Join the Maine Historical Society on Dec. 3 for the First Friday Art Walk and opening reception. Refreshments will be served. The Art of December is on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall. www.mainehistory.org
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections celebration 3:30 p.m. Campaign ﬁnance experts from around the country will gather in Portland on Thursday, November 18 to help Maine Citizens for Clean Elections celebrate 10 years of Clean Elections in Maine. The day’s festivities kick off with a panel discussion on the future of Maine-style campaign ﬁnance reform moderated by former Governor Angus King. The day’s events will be capped off with an anniversary gala celebrating the Maine people who made Clean Elections possible. The panel of visiting experts is led by Professor Lawrence Lessig of Harvard Law School. “The diverse panel will explore the current political and legal landscape for campaign ﬁnance reform, including the outlook for the Fair Elections Now Act, a voluntary public funding system for candidates for Congress. Panelists will discuss the long term implications of this year’s Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, possible remedies, and the ongoing challenges to Maine’s and other states’ campaign ﬁnance laws.” The panel discussion will be held at the Maine Historical Society at 489 Congress St., and it is free and open to the public. It begins at 3:30 p.m. and will conclude at 4:45 p.m. The Anniversary Gala begins at 6 p.m. at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Many people who helped with the Clean Election effort will be present, including some of the pioneering candidates who used the brand-new system in 2000. www.mainecleanelections.org.
Downtown Portland Corporation 15th annual business awards
Jon Jennings, former Celtics assistant coach who serves as president and general manager of the Maine Red Claws basketball team, is shown at the Portland Expo Center where the Red Claws play. Tonight at the Downtown Portland Corporation’s 15th annual business awards, Jennings will accept the 2010 Economic Development Achievement Award for the success of the new professional basketball team in Portland. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Downtown Portland Corporation (DPC) will present its 15th annual business awards to three local businesses that have played a major role in developing Portland’s economic vitality. President and General Manager of the Maine Red Claws Jon Jennings will accept the 2010 Economic Development Achievement Award for the success of the new professional basketball team in Portland. During its ﬁrst season, the team led the NBA D-League not only in sales of season tickets but also overall revenue generated so much so that a Maine Red Claws ticket has become a hot commodity with every game selling out. The team employs forty-ﬁve people and plays their home games at the city’s Portland Exposition Building. B&M, a Division of B&G Foods will receive the 2010 Business of Year Award for its more
Forum on athletic and co-curricular programs
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Portland Public Schools will hold a public forum in the Deering High School cafeteria to discuss proposals for the district’s middle school and high school athletic and co-curricular programs, as outlined in a report by the Red & Blue Foundation. “The report, commissioned by the Portland School Committee, draws on interviews with 65 Portland students, parents, coaches, teachers, administrators and city ofﬁcials as well as representatives of local colleges, universities, businesses and other organizations. The foundation also collected surveys and gathered ﬁnancial data about the district’s programs. The report identiﬁes ways that the district can strengthen athletic and co-curricular programs by coordinating activities at the district level, improving record-keeping and oversight and ﬁnding new funding sources to supplement tax dollars.” Major proposals include: establishing a nonproﬁt foundation to generate support for district athletics and co-curricular programs; hiring a district co-curricular director, based in Central Ofﬁce, to work with the high school principals, high school co-curricular directors, the Portland Recreation Department and other city departments; consolidating purchase of sports equipment and uniforms at the district level to save money; raising academic eligibility standards for high school students, including a minimum grade point average and an attendance requirement; combining all of the booster clubs into a single club for each high school; adopting a middle school philosophy for athletic participation that encourages participation and avoids cutting students from teams; and correlating student participation rates in activities with the funding provided to those activities. For more information, please contact Mark Terison, the district’s chief operations ofﬁcer, at terism@ portlandschools.org or Portland High School Assistant Principal Stephen Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cremaster Cycle: Part 1 & Part 2 screening at SPACE Gallery 7 p.m. “The Cremaster Cycle,” written and directed by Matthew Barney, is an epic masterwork with near cult status in the art world. This much-discussed work of art is not now, nor will it ever be, available to own on DVD. It can only be seen in theaters and has not toured nationally since 2003 following the completion of Cremaster 3. This program is co-presented with SPACE Gallery. Tickets for these screenings are $10 per screening or $20 for a weekend pass. Portland Museum of Art, Movies at the Museum series. The Cremaster Cycle: Part 1 & Part 2, Thursday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., Cremaster 1 and Cremaster 2 (119 min.); Nov. 19: Cremaster 3 (182 min.); Nov. 20: Cremaster 4 and Cremaster 5 (97 min.); Nov. 21: Cremaster 1 through 5 (398 min.). www.space538.org
‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 7 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http:// oldportplayhouse.com see next page
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‘The Killing of Crazy Horse’ 7 p.m. Maine Historical Society book event: “The Killing of Crazy Horse,” with speaker Thomas Powers, author and journalist. “Join us to celebrate the publication of the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s new book. Crazy Horse was perhaps the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century, and his victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 shocked and unnerved the country. The details surrounding Crazy Horse’s death in federal custody the next year were the subject of great dispute and have remained controversial for more than a century. With the Great Sioux War as background and context, and drawing on many new materials as well as documents in libraries and archives, Thomas Powers will recount the ﬁnal months and days of Crazy Horse’s life.”
Portland’s district meeting with Cheryl Leeman 7:30 p.m. In November, the City of Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city. City Councilors and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s opportunity to meet their district councilor, the Mayor and representatives from the various departments within the city. District 4 meeting, hosted by Councilor Cheryl Leeman, Presumpscot School, 69 Presumpscot St. For more information about these meetings, contact Mike Murray, the city’s Island and Neighborhood Administrator at 756-8288, or MSM@portlandmaine.gov.
Weekend Headliner Spanky at Comedy Connection 8:30 p.m. Comedy Showcase hosted by the Weekend Headliner Spanky (aka Steve McFarlin), Campus Entertainer of the Year and seen in ER, also Friday; and Saturday, with John Ater & Ellaine Williams, half-priced tickets only $7.50. www.mainecomedy.com, www.facebook.com
Friday, Nov. 19 Discussion of mental illness in Maine at University of Southern Maine 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “It’s a Community Affair” will offer a half-day of presentations and discussions about mental illness in Maine. Presented by Spring Harbor Hospital, in partnership with Maine Medical Center and the University of Southern Maine, the event will take place in the Talbot Lecture Hall on the University of Southern Maine Campus. It is free and open to the public. Presenters include: Dennis King, President of Spring Harbor Hospital; Doug Robbins, M.D., Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center; Millicent Monks, author of Songs of Three Islands, A Story of Mental Illness in an Iconic American Family; Robert Small, Director of USM’s University Health and Clinical Services; and Vincent Flaherty, Director of USM’s School of Social Work. A variety of mental health providers will also have information available at the event. Exhibitors include: Maine Mental Health Partners, Spring Harbor Hospital, Maine Medical Center, NAMI-Maine, Spurwink, and Shalom House. Space is limited. To register, call 761-2239 or email ﬁckea1@memhp.org.
Friday night is the start of the ﬁfth annual UNUM Challenge between the Portland Pirates and the Worcester Sharks at the Cumberland County Civic Center. At each game in each city, a fan will be chosen from the submitted entrees as the UNUM Challenge Fan of the Game. Here, Portland Pirates Vice President for Ticket Sales Zachary Davis presents a check to the United Way of Greater Portland in the amount of $10,345 to represent funds raised through the Pirates involvement in the current United Way Campaign. The presentation was made during the ﬁrst intermission of the Pirates game against the Adirondack Phantoms on Friday, Nov. 5, at the Civic Center. Pictured (from left to right) are Pirates mascot Salty Pete, Luke Fourre (Loan Executive), 2010 Campaign Chair Michael Stoddard, Bob Meinert (loan executive), Marcy Kamin-Crane (Loan Executive), Jennifer Gaylord (loan executive), Lisa Williamson (loan executive), Mary Axelsen (loan executive), Zachary Davis, Christine Hopkins (loan executive) and Pirates mascot Crackers. (COURTESY PHOTO)
‘Green Room: The Musical’ Maine premiere 8 p.m. Presented by New Edge Entertainment, “Green Room: The Musical” makes its Maine premiere. Directed by John Bryson, this musical is a “new backstage musical illustrating the journey of four college best friends determined to make it out of the Green Room and onto the Broadway Stage. They live out their complicated lives in the green room of their college theater department. Funny and heartwarming, this modern musical gives an authentic account of the struggles these four have in ﬁnding their place in the world.” Nov. 19 and 20, $10. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard. www.LucidStage.com
Warren Miller’s 61st ﬁlm: ‘Wintervention’ 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Get ready for Warren Miller’s 61st ﬁlm: “Wintervention!” “Do you have a skiing or snowboarding problem? Do you always take “just one more” run? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these, it may be time for a ‘Wintervention.’ Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley, Warren Miller’s ‘Wintervention’ is the deﬁnitive solution for the snow-obsessed. ‘Wintervention’ takes riders like Chris Davenport, Jonny Moseley and Lindsey Vonn on a global tour of Alaska, Norway, Canada, Antarctica and beyond … delivering a successful Wintervention for all of us in need. Warren Miller ﬁlms attract a cult-like following and mark the ofﬁcial start of winter for sports enthusiasts everywhere. This ﬁlm is screening at Merrill Auditorium. www.skinet.com/warrenmiller
Dramatic Repertory Company auditions 6:30 p.m. Portland’s newest theatre company, Dramatic Repertory Company, announces open auditions for actors on Nov. 19 and 20 with appointments starting at 6:30 p.m. The auditions will be held at Portland Ballet Studios, 517 Forest Ave.e, Suite 2 in Portland. “The auditions are open to all with a special emphasis on men of all ages and actors of color. All acting positions with Dramatic Repertory Company feature paid performances and paid rehearsal time. Interested actors should email auditions@dramaticrep. org with their name, age, contact information, headshot (if available), resume (if available) and their preferred date. Katherine Ferrier of Littleton, N.H., is a dance artist/educator, poet and visual artist who has They will be contacted with a conﬁrmed been improvising and making dances since the late 1980s. She will lead a class at Mayo date and time. Actors should prepare two contrasting, contemporary monoStreet Arts on Saturday. (Photo by K. Krjijinowsky)
logues under 3 minutes each. Dramatic Repertory Company aims to make a dramatic difference in the community. We are Portland’s newest not-for-proﬁt theatre company. DRC intends to produce new and overlooked works that otherwise may never be seen in Maine, as well as provide fresh perspectives on classic works. The curtain will rise on the company’s inaugural production in February 2011.”
UNUM Challenge Home Game No. 1 for the Pirates 7 p.m. It’s another Bud Light Hockey Night in Portland and the start of the ﬁfth annual UNUM Challenge between the Portland Pirates and the Worcester Sharks. At each game in each city, one lucky fan will be chosen from the submitted entrees as the UNUM Challenge Fan of the Game. It’s also Maine Bureau of Highway Safety Night. State Highway ofﬁcers will be on hand to stress the importance of highway safety and interact with fans. It’s also Maine Park and Recreation Night with the ﬁrst 1,000 fans into the game receiving thundersticks. The action takes place at the Cumberland County Civic Center, home of the Portland Pirates hockey team. www.portlandpirates.com
A Victorian Christmas 8 p.m. As part of Victoria Mansion’s public programs that explore the 1890s to the 1930s, the period during which the house’s second owners, the Libby family, lived on-site, please join Victoria Mansion to participate in a popular form of 1890s entertainment that is a “combination of projected color images, live drama, live music, hilarious comedy and boisterous audience participation ... the great grandfather of the cinema.” This particular interactive, intergenerational show features holiday carols and short stories. For more information on the American Magic-Lantern Theater and this show, please visit: www.victoriamansion.org
‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 8 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http:// oldportplayhouse.com
‘Steel Magnolias’ at Portland Players 8 p.m. “Steel Magnolias.” Nov. 5-Nov. 21 at Portland Players in South Portland. “Join us for this compelling comedydrama about a group of Louisiana women who are tough as steel and delicate as sweet southern magnolias. ‘Steel Magnolias’ explores the deep threads of friendship and is the perfect start to the holiday season.” Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Contact the Box Ofﬁce at 799-7337. www.portlandplayers.org/shows/current.html see next page
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Saturday, Nov. 20 Moving the Intelligent Body dance workshop noon to 6 p.m. Dance Workshop: Moving the Intelligent Body with Katherine Ferrier, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St. $75 limited scholarships available, please inquire. Registration: 450.2732
Gingerbread time in Auburn 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The annual Gingerbread Fair will take place at First Universalist Church of Auburn. Find wellknown favorites like gift baskets, high-quality crafts, homemade pies, silent auction, books, CDs, jewelry, rafﬂe, white elephant plus the new UU Cookbook, a must-have featuring a wide variety of healthy and exotic selections. Auburn UU will again offer its popular lunch with music by Phil House. First Universalist is located at 169 Pleasant St. (enter on Spring Street, across from Dairy Joy). FMI 783-0461.
The Mission Mall in South Portland 9 a.m. to noon. The Mission Mall will open for its ﬁfth season at the Holly Daze Bazaar at the First Congregational Church/United Church of Christ on Cottage Road in South Portland. The Mission Mall is an alternative gift fair showcasing several local charities. Shoppers make donations by check or cash to the charities of their choice in honor of loved ones. For each donation, the buyer gets an attractive gift card to present to the recipient. The card includes information about the selected charity and its mission and provides the satisfaction of knowing that the gift is bettering the lives of those in need. The Mission Mall will be held in the church’s Wright Pavilion, which faces Mitchell Road. Featured charities for 2010 are the Animal Refuge League, Cancer Community Center, Grace Street Ministries, GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network), Cape Elizabeth/South Portland Emergency Food Pantry and Crisis Ministries, Preble Street, and Hospice of Southern Maine. Fair Trade coffee also will be offered for sale at the Mission Mall.
Holly Daze Bazaar in SoPo 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Holly Daze Bazaar will be held at the First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. Featured will be wreaths, gifts, etc., Fair fancy candy and baked goods, the Christmas room, trash ‘n’ treasures, knit goods, jewelry, books, and the Mission Mall. A luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include Haddock chowder, lobster,crab meat, and chicken salad Rolls and apple crisp. The church is handicapped accessible. 799-4001
Multicultural Book Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CAFAM Chinese School will hold its ﬁfth-annual MANY STORIES Multicultural Book Fair at the Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Avenue, Portland, Maine. The sale offers New England’s largest and best selection of children’s books featuring cultures around the world and within the U.S. Titles are chosen by Curious City Books for grades K to 12. This year’s fair features Maine author, Charlotte Agell, who will sign copies of her new chapter book, The Accidental Adventures of India McCallister. Chinese dumplings will be for sale. Educators receive a 10 percent discount. Cash and checks only. For additional information, please contact Kelli Pryor at 892-3640 or by e-mail at email@example.com. For 13 years, the CAFAM Chinese School has provided Mandarin language, dance, art, and culture classes for families from all over southern Maine.
Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale by Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society, Holy Trinity Church, 133 Pleasant Street, Portland. Advance orders can be called in no later than Nov. 18 to the Church Ofﬁce at774-0281. SweetBread, Pastries, Spanakopita and more.
‘The Kid’s Magic-Lantern Show’ 10 a.m. Victoria Mansion and American Magic-Lantern Theater Present: “The Kid’s Magic-Lantern Show,” at John Ford Theater, Portland High School, 284 Cumberland Ave. Tickets must be pre-purchased. $10/adult and $5/child up to age 17. “Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America’s only Victorian magic-lantern show. An authentic 1890s visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen — the kind of show that led to the movies! Stories like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland, animate comedy and songs —all dramatized on screen by a live showman and singer/pianist. The kids participate in the fun, creating sound effects, and joining in chants and sing-alongs like ‘Old McDonald.’ For 16 years, the American Magic-Lantern Theater has delighted audiences from Lincoln Center to Singapore. For ages 3-8. www.victoriamansion.org
Portland Skatepark ofﬁcial opening 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The city of Portland and the Skatepark Planning Committee will ofﬁcially cut the caution tape, opening the new Portland Skatepark to the public, at Dougherty Field, St. James Street. The celebration will
feature an open skate and lessons provided by Ride 207 for people looking to learn how to ride as well as music and refreshments. The event marks the end of a three year effort to fund and build a new skatepark in the city. Constructed by Hardcore Shotcrete Skateparks Inc., the skatepark includes a number of features for both boarders and bikers at all skill levels, such as a skateable bench, a transfer gap, A-frame pyramid, a skate dish, hubba ledges, steps, rails, rollers, euro gap, radial ledges and a quarter pipe. The skatepark was designed to allow for seamless ﬂow from one section to another. The city reported, “Donations varied from land and Capital Improvement Funds provided by the City of Portland, grants from the Beth Quimby Foundation, the Ollie Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the In-Body Foundation, Mensk Foundation, fundraisers held by Hall Elementary School, South Portland Memorial Middle and High Schools, Flatbread, bottle drives and the ‘Buy-A-Brick’ program, which allowed supporters to purchase an inscribed brick that will be used for the construction of the entrance pathway to the park.” (Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 21.
Author James Richardson for book signing at Royal River Books 10 a.m. to noon. Royal River Books, 355 Main St., Yarmouth, welcomes James Richardson, a resident of Yarmouth, who will be available to sign copies of his “Memoirs, Standing on Two Feet.” “Everything seemed perfect in Richardson’s life. All the components of the American Dream seemed to be in place: a lovely home, a wife, two sons, the time required for ﬁshing and outdoors adventures, and an invigorating career as an advanced placement world history teacher in Tampa, Florida. In the horror of a split-second, high-speed trafﬁc accident, everything changed. When Richardson awoke in a hospital weeks later with a variety of physical and emotional injuries, he had no idea the obstacles he was about to face. Overcome by a haze of bewilderment, he tried to rise from his hospital bed. He crashed to the ﬂoor. His left leg was gone. One by one, the seemingly perfect building blocks of an American Dream were stripped from him. Secrets from his wife’s past life emerged, painting a dark character with whom he had unwittingly shared every detail of his life. For James Richardson, this was the moment of truth. Alone, injured, boiling with anger, and with only a string of hope, he had to ask himself: Would he ever again be Standing on Two Feet?” For more information, contact Terry Cordingley at 888-361-9473 or firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Embracing Christmas,’ a program for divorced and widowed persons 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. “Embracing Christmas” is a program for divorced and widowed persons that provide helpful ways to journey through the Christmas Season. “Embracing Christmas” will be held in the Guild Hall at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Please RSVP by Nov. 18, to 871-7464, ext. 2672 or email@example.com. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 or more for this event. “Embracing Christmas” is sponsored by Catholic Charities Parish Social Ministry. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St. 871-7464, ext. 2672 or psm@ ccmaine.org
Toys for Tots fundraiser in Kennebunkport 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Toys for Tots fundraiser. Atria Senior Living, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk; roast beef buffet, $10 donation or toy donation per person, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport; breakfast buffet, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., $10 donation or toy donation/per person.
Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ladies Night Out Shopping Extravaganza (Men, too) fundraiser for Drouin Dance Center Company at Drouin Dance Center, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook Maine, 2nd ﬂoor at the Dana Warp Mill. Over 20 of your favorite home consultants from Mary Kay, Silpada, Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Creative Memories, Miche Bags, Herbalife, Beachbody , many more including hors d’oeuvres, chair massages, parafﬁn hand dips, free child care. 854-2221
Christmas tree lighting in Freeport 6:30 p.m. Come to Discovery Park for the traditional tree lighting ceremony, when the whole L.L. Bean campus will glow with holiday cheer. The Boy Singers of Maine, Musica de Filia Girls Choir, lighting displays str ung by local designer Pandora LaCasse and special characters from Portland Stage Company’s holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” will add to the fun. L.L.Bean. http://www.llbean.com/ shop/retailStores/calendar.html?qs=5677065-RDevents
Laura Kargul in an all-Chopin concert 7:30 p.m. Reiche Community Center, 166 Bracket St., Portland. Laura Kargul, concert pianist of Polish descent and head of the keyboard program at the University of Southern Maine, will celebrate Fryderyk Chopin’s bicentennial year by sharing the stage with several of her students in an allChopin concert for the Polish Heritage Center of Maine. Tickets available at the door, door opens at 7 p.m.; $10 per person or $18 per couple; $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information, please call: 773-3616
‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 8 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http:// oldportplayhouse.com
‘Steel Magnolias’ at Portland Players 8 p.m. “Steel Magnolias.” Nov. 5-Nov. 21 at Portland Players in South Portland. “Join us for this compelling comedydrama about a group of Louisiana women who are tough as steel and delicate as sweet southern magnolias. ‘Steel Magnolias’ explores the deep threads of friendship and is the perfect start to the holiday season.” Show times are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Contact the Box Ofﬁce at 799-7337. www.portlandplayers.org/shows/current.html
Sunday, Nov. 21 ‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 2 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http:// oldportplayhouse.com
‘Palestine, Israel and the Prospects for Peace’ presentation at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church 7 p.m. “Up Against the Wall: Palestine, Israel and the Prospects for Peace,” a slide/lecture presentation by classical and hip-hop cello-playing, award-winning journalist, radio producer and writer, Nora Barrows-Friedman, who recently returned from an extended stay in the Occupied Territories. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church, corner of Mellen and Sherman streets. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be available. A donation of $5 is suggested to support the project of the Middle East Children’s Alliance for clean water to the children of Gaza. Sponsored by Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights, Peace Action Maine and the Social Justice and Peace Commission of Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church. The speaker is a staff reporter and editor with the “Electronic Intifada” and contributes to Al-Jazeera, Inter Press Service, and Truthout.org, among many other news outlets, magazines and online media sources. She reports on the situation in Occupied Palestine from the ground several times a year. For seven years she was the senior producer and co-host of Flashpoints, an investigative news program on KPFA, the oldest community-funded radio station in the USA, still operating out of Berkeley, Calif. In 2009, Project Censored and the Media Freedom Foundation awarded Nora a Media Freedom Award, and Pulse Media named her a Top 20 Global Media Figure. Her article criticizing the mainstream media’s coverage on Palestine-Israel issues has been included as a chapter in the 2011 Project Censored anthology.
Tuesday, Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Harvest Market at L.L. Bean noon to 3 p.m. Moose Parking Lot. Pick up a fresh turkey, vegetables and all the trimmings from local farm vendors. Free recipes will accompany all sales. Discover specialty foods and handcrafted items for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Live entertainment rounds out this unique market. http://www.llbean.com/shop/retailStores/freeportFlagshipStore/freeportLander.html?nav=ln
Cancer Community Center Bereavement Support Group 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Cancer Community Center is beginning an eight-week Bereavement Support Group for anyone who has lost a loved one to cancer. The group will meet every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 4 at the Cancer Community Center located at 778 Main St. (Route 1) in South Portland. The Bereavement Support Group welcomes new participants on Tuesday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30. “The group will be closed to newcomers thereafter to ensure a feeling of connection and support from others who are grieving. All support and networking groups at the Cancer Community Center are led by trained facilitators. ... If you think joining a Bereavement Support Group might be good for you and would like more information, please call the Cancer Community Center at 7742200 or simply join us on Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. Come to talk or come to listen. There is no ofﬁcial referral needed or intake process required. All groups are offered at no charge.” www.CancerCommunityCenter.org or call 774-2200. see next page
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Portland’s district meeting, Dan Skolnik 7 p.m. (Tuesday, Nov. 23 continued) In November, Portland’s annual district meetings will be held throughout the city. City councilors and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues and answer questions from the public. These meetings are the public’s opportunity to meet their district councilor, the mayor and representatives from the various departments within the city. District 3 meeting, hosted by Councilor Dan Skolnik, Deering High School Cafeteria, 370 Stevens Ave. For more information about these meetings, contact Mike Murray, the city’s Island and Neighborhood Administrator at 756-8288, or MSM@portlandmaine.gov.
Wednesday, Nov. 24 Maine Songwriters Association Concert Showcase 7 p.m. The Maine Songwriters Association (MSA) is statewide nonproﬁt member organization dedicated to supporting Maine songwriters and their art. In addition to regular showcases and open mic events that MSA hosts each month at various venues, the organization recently expanded its operations with a regular concert at the St. Lawrence Arts Center featuring Maine’s best upcoming songwriters chosen competitively from among its members. The November 24 showcase will feature four exceptionally talented acts each offering a unique musical style: Lisa Redfern, Joshua Madore (and his band), John Schindler, and Falmouth high school junior Tommy Bazarian and his critically acclaimed band, who will be headlining the show. $5.
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Custom House Wharf Tree Lighting 6 p.m. First annual Custom House Wharf Tree Lighting at the Porthole Restaurant, 6 p.m. on the deck, warm festive drink specials, music, and appetizer specials. Dinner and show packages with tickets to the Comedy Connection. www.mainecomedy.com, www.facebook.com Portland Comedy Connection.
‘Kings of Pastry’ at the PMA 6:30 p.m. “Kings of Pastry” at Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art. “Imagine a scene never before witnessed: 16 French pastry chefs gathered in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping, and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to six-foot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared by President Nicolas Sarkozy one of the best. This is the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition (Best Craftsmen in France). The blue, white, and red striped collar worn on the jackets of the winners is more than the ultimate recognition for every pastry chef — it is a dream and an obsession. Filmmakers secured exclusive access to shoot this epic, never-before-ﬁlmed test of France’s ﬁnest artisans. The ﬁlm follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago’s French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home of Alsace to practice for the contest.” Friday, Nov. 26, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 28, 2 p.m. NR
‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 8 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http://oldportplayhouse.com
Saturday, Nov. 27
8 p.m. 10th Annual Have your Hamm & Turkey Too Show, hosted by George Hamm to beneﬁt the Preble Street Resource Center. Tickets $10 or Bring Ski bums, rejoice. Get ready for Warren Miller’s 61st ﬁlm: “Wintervention” Friday, Nov. 19 The Hudson River School at PMA 1 p.m. The Hudson River School: Romantic Idealism 2 non-perishable items and pay only $5. Win a full at Merrill Auditorium. (Photo by Ilja Herb) in Landscape Art by David Karraker. Selected Fridays turkey dinner from Hannaford; lots of prizes and at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m., join docents in giveaways. The Comedy Connection, 16 Custom ernmainecraftsmen.org or 883-1031 the Portland Museum of Art for casual and informative disHouse Wharf. www.mainecomedy.com, www.facebook. Portland Public Library Annual Open House cussions of works in the museum. Great Hall and galleries. com Portland Comedy Connection. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Portland Public Library Annual Open www.portlandmuseum.org House during the Holiday Tree Lighting in Monument ‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Thursday, Nov. 25 Square. Events are open to the public and include: Library Happened in the Garden of Eden’ Open House, refreshments provided by Friends of the 8 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in Portland Public Library and music, programs throughHappy Thanksgiving! the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the out the library. Help the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. celebrate Montgomery the Moose’s 25th Birthday. Maine 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Writers & Publishers Alliance Book Sale (noon-6 p.m.), Trash pickup, recycling schedule in Portland Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http:// meet your favorite Maine authors in the Rines AuditoThe Department of Public Services Solid Waste crews will oldportplayhouse.com rium. Books will be available for purchase and signing. not collect trash or recycling on Thanksgiving, November www.portlandlibrary.com 25, and Friday, Nov. 26. Residents who normally receive collection services on Thursday and Friday will need to wait Sunday, Nov. 28 The Polar Express until the following week December 2nd and 3rd for trash 4 p.m. The Polar Express will come to life again when the and recycling pick-up. If residents have further questions Maine Narrow Gauge train departs its Portland depot for a Lucid Stage Flea Market about their trash/recycling collection, they can contact the journey to the “North Pole,” Nov. 26 to Dec. 23. Train cars 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lucid Stage, a new arts venue on Baxter Recycling Hotline at 756-8189 or go to www.portlandmaine. will be specially decorated by members of the Maine InteBoulevard, will feature live music, food, rafﬂe prizes and lots gov. The Riverside Recycling Facility will also be closed for rior Design Association. “Holiday decorations along the of ﬂea market treasures. This is a fundraiser for Lucid Stage. the Thanksgiving Holiday, and will resume normal business train’s route will ﬁt the Polar Express story as they light up “Got an old bookshelf hanging around? Did your aunt give hours on Saturday, Nov. 27, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. the night. Individually decorated cars will add to the magic you a hideous scarf for your birthday? Cleaning out your of the experience as you listen to the enchanting story read silverware drawer? If you have items or baked goods to over our sound system. Guests on board will meet the conFriday, Nov. 26 donate to the Flea Market, or would like to volunteer to help ductor, have hot chocolate and cookies (may not be suitat this event, please contact Liz at Liz@LucidStage.com or able for patrons with food allergies), sing carols and listen call 899-3993.” Down East Ski Club Ski Sale to the magical story. During the ride, Santa will greet the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Down East Ski Club Ski Sale, Nov. 26 and ‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY children while helpers make sure each child receives a spe27, at the Portland Expo Building on Park Avenue. Doors Happened in the Garden of Eden’ cial bell. This year we’ve expanded our First Class to offer open at 8 a.m. and the sale goes till 5 p.m. “For many, 2 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in more seating in our 2 beautifully refurbished cars. In these standing in line waiting for the sale to open is a tradition, the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the cars, everyone will receive a special gift.” Ticket prices but with over over 10,000 pieces of ski equipment: boots, ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. range from $25 for coach to $40 for First Class for the Nov. skis, snowboards, bindings, helmets, clothing and poles, 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., 26 train. Ticket prices for this event include a $4 service fee great deals can be found all day long. The general public Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http:// applied to all purchases (online, phone and in person). Be may bring their ski related items to enter into the sale Friday, oldportplayhouse.com ready to board 15 minutes prior to the train’s departure! The the day after Thanksgiving, from noon to 6 p.m. There is a Polar Express leaves right on time. https://tickets.porttix. Tree-lighting ceremony at the Children’s Museum $1 registration fee per item, and 15 percent commission is com/public/show.asp 3:30 p.m. The holidays are coming. Join the Children’s charged if the item is sold. All unsold equipment must be Museum & Theatre of Maine for a special tree-lighting cerFree horse and wagon rides picked up Sunday by noon. Items not picked up by noon emony inside the museum. “We’ll sip hot chocolate and 4 p.m. Horse & Wagon Rides, Friday through Sundays in Sunday become property of Down East Ski Club. All sales make ornaments to hang on the tree!” www.kitetails.org/ Monument Square, Nov. 26 to Dec. 19, Fridays (4-8 p.m.), are ﬁnal.” Saturdays (2-6 p.m.), Sundays (1-5 p.m.). Free rides New Gloucester Tree Lighting Home for the Holidays Craft Show at SHS throughout enchanting downtown so you can enjoy the 4:30 p.m. The annual New Gloucester Tree Lighting will 10 a.m. The Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen presents lights and sounds of the holiday season. Pick up and drop take place t the Town Hall on Route 231. Lighting of “Tiny this two-day craft show at Scarborough High School. The off every half hour in Monument Square. Timber.” Music by Gray-New Gloucester High School society has been promoting handcrafts and providing sales Chorus. Library Open House with refreshments. History Annual Christmas tree lighting opportunities for Maine craftspeople since 1968. It has Barn Open House with photo exhibit. Master of ceremo5:30 p.m. Come see the spectacular lighting of the tree sponsored Stone Soup Artisans cooperative retail stores nies is Kevin Fowler. Join family, friends and neighbors for a at this annual tradition in Portland. Entertainment begins since 1988. Times for the show are Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 great start to the holidays. with Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band in Monument p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.societyofsouth-