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City fire boat crash spurs rules BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Civilian transport on the city's fire marine division is no longer permitted unless in emergencies or otherwise signed off on and approved directly by the city manager, according to new department guidelines. Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne handed the new limitations to members of a City Council subcommittee Tuesday see BOAT page 9
Poll: Top tier emerging in mayor’s race BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
There are 15 people running for Portland mayor, but a new poll released yesterday by the nonpartisan Maine People’s Resource Center suggests only a handful of them have a shot at winning. Poll results showed Michael Brennan was the first choice of 27 percent of respondents, followed by Ethan Strimling and Nick Mavodones, who were selected
Arthur Hitchcock hopes to arrive in Augusta today after crossing the United States on foot. He started in the spring in Long Beach, Calif., and documented his travels via camera. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
Teen’s walk from Calif. to Maine honors parents, combats cancer
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Comicon features monsters, mayhem BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
From Bigfoot to “Wet Paint,” Captain America to Deadly Spawn, Coast City Comicon will feature all that's creative and comic book related in one monster weekend.
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trek of 6,400 miles from Long Beach, Calif. to Augusta, Maine, starting in May and ending today with an expected triumphant arrival at Maine's capital. "It's actually in memory of my parents. My mom passed away last year of breast cancer, and my father was a professional photographer, it's kind of
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Arthur Hitchcock spent one night in an airport terminal, but for this 19-year-old, there was no flight plan from California to Maine. There was only walking, day after day, mile after mile. Hitchcock embarked on a walking
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my memorial to them," Hitchcock said Tuesday during a stop in Portland. The airport terminal was an impromptu rest stop on his way through the West, nine months ago, but otherwise the crusader for breast cancer research stuck to freeways. "I walked every step, I walked 45
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Dissenting or seeking shelter? LOS ANGELES — Robert Gaffney, who came here from Oklahoma 10 years ago, settled on a scrap of burlap the other day on a grassy hill outside City Hall, surveying the tents and crowd that make up Occupy Los Angeles. For many of his neighbors at City Hall Park, this is a center of protest and political grievance. For Gaffney, it is the latest piece of land that he calls home. It is, he said, more comfortable than the sidewalk in Hollywood that he has been living on for the last few months. It is safer and less sketchy than Skid Row, the homeless colony a few blocks away. “It’s different here,” said Gaffney, 31. “I find myself getting sleep. Interesting conversation.” He held up a pair of dirty socks. “But I haven’t figured out how to do laundry.” Gaffney is hardly an unusual presence in the Occupy demonstrations across the country these days. From Los Angeles to Wall Street, from Denver to Boston, homeless men and women have joined the protesters in large numbers, or at least have settled in beside them for the night. While the economic deprivation they suffer might symbolize the grievance at the heart of this protest, they have come less for the cause than for what they almost invariably describe as an easier existence. There is food, as well as bathrooms, safety and company. “When the tents went up, everybody moved in,” Douglas Marra, a homeless person in Denver, said. “They knew they could get stuff for free.” But their presence is posing a mounting quandary for protesters and the authorities, and divisions have arisen among protesters across the country about how much, if at all, to embrace the interlopers. The rising number of homeless, many of them suffering from mental disorders, has made it easier for Occupy’s opponents to belittle the movement as vagrant and lawless and has raised the pressure on municipal authorities to crack down. In Atlanta on Saturday, demonstrators who had been thrown out of Woodruff Park by the police moved into upper floors of the PeachtreePine homeless shelter in a fullscale embrace of the cause of the 600 residents who live below them. It gave the demonstration more of a political focus, and not incidentally expanded its size. “The homeless bring numbers,” said Alex Smith Jr., 50, a former repairman who lives at the shelter and joined the protests. “They bring a voice.” In places like Nashville, New York, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., protesters talk about feeling unsafe because of the presence of homeless.
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Greek government teeters amid referendum BY NIKI KITSANTONIS THE NEW YORK TIMES
ATHENS — The Greek government was plunged into chaos on Tuesday, as lawmakers rebelled against Prime Minister George Papandreou’s surprise call for a popular referendum on a new debt deal with Greece’s foreign lenders. The revolt by lawmakers and a no-confidence vote planned for Friday raised the prospect of a government collapse that would not only render the referendum plan moot but could also scuttle — or at least delay — the debt deal that European leaders agreed on after marathon negotiations in Brussels last week. That, in turn, could put Greece on a fast track to default and raises the prospect of the country’s exit from the monetary union of countries sharing the euro currency. The political instability in Greece has long dismayed European officials, who fear that
it could touch off a financial market panic that could cause a damaging run on other shaky European economies like that of Italy, which is mired in its own political crisis. Indeed, European markets plunged on Tuesday on the news from Greece, in most cases by at least 5 percent. Stocks in the United States also dropped sharply, erasing some of the recent gains. The referendum announcement took European officials by surprise. “The Greeks didn’t tell the European institutions, the European Central Bank, the French or the Germans,” said one European official speaking on condition of anonymity because of Greek sensitivities on the issue. “It’s not even clear they told each other.” In an effort to ensure that the debt deal is implemented promptly, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France said they would hold emergency talks on Greece with the Euro-
pean Union, the International Monetary Fund and euro zone leaders on Wednesday. They said they also plan to meet with representatives of the Greek government before a critical meeting of the G-20 group of advanced and emerging economies on Thursday. Analysts said that Mr. Papandreou’s call for a referendum was a last resort, meant to gain broader political support for the unpopular austerity measures in the deal without forcing early elections that would only worsen the country’s political and economic turmoil. But after weeks of mounting pressure, one Socialist lawmaker quit the party to become an independent, reducing Mr. Papandreou’s majority to 152 seats out of 300 in Parliament, and another six Socialists wrote a letter calling on Mr. Papandreou to resign and schedule early elections for a new government with greater politi-
cal legitimacy. Together, the developments made it doubtful whether his government would survive a confidence vote planned for Friday. Meanwhile, the center-right opposition New Democracy party on Tuesday stepped up its calls for early elections. Its leader, Antonis Samaras, has opposed most of the austerity measures the government accepted in exchange for foreign financial aid. Mr. Samaras has said that if he were in power, he would try to renegotiate the terms of Greece’s arrangement with its principal foreign lenders, known as the troika: the European Union, the European Central Bank and the I.M.F. “Mr. Papandreou, in his effort to save himself, has presented a divisive and extortionate dilemma,” Mr. Samaras said on Tuesday. “New Democracy is determined to avert, at all costs, such reckless adventurism.”
Failed brokerage MF Global faces probe B of A ends BY BEN PROTESS AND MICHAEL DE LA MERCED THE NEW YORK TIMES
The investigation into hundreds of millions of dollars in missing money at MF Global has widened, as the CME Group confirmed on Tuesday that the brokerage firm failed to keep customer’s money separate from the company’s money. The serious blunder by MF Global, a commodities powerhouse run by Jon S. Corzine, the former New Jersey governor, violated crucial Wall Street regulations, CME’s chief executive said yesterday. CME, the giant exchange where MF Global did business until Monday, said it
was investigating the missing money, joining federal regulators like the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Using special permission from regulators, CME was planning to take the unusual step of transferring MF Global’s customer positions without returning all the collateral the customers originally posted, according to a person briefed on the matter. “While we are unable to determine the precise scope of the firm’s violation at this time, we are investigating the circumstances of the firm’s failure,” CME’s chief executive, Craig Donohue, said during the company’s earnings call on Tuesday. By late Monday, more than $600 million was still unac-
counted for at MF Global. While it is unclear where the money went, some of the money is expected to turn up as MF Global sorts through the bankruptcy process. The New York Times first reported on Monday that federal regulators were investigating why customer money had gone missing from MF Global in recent days. One thought, people briefed on the matter said, is that banks holding the money were slow to produce it. But regulators are also examining whether MF Global diverted some customer money to support its own trades as a last-ditch effort to save itself. Neither MF Global nor Mr. Corzine has been accused of any wrongdoing.
Mexican soldiers seize catapults used to ﬂing pot HERMOSILLO, Mexico (AP/ The New York Times) — The Mexican army says soldiers have seized two catapults that were being used by drug smugglers to fling packages of marijuana across the border into Arizona. A military statement Tues-
day says an anonymous tip led troops to a house in the border city of Agua Prieta where they found a catapult in the bed of a pickup truck and another inside the house. It says soldiers also seized 1.4 tons (1.3 metric tons of marijuana) during Monday’s raid in
Agua Prieta, which is across the border from Douglas, Arizona. Mexican troops also seized two catapults in the area last January. Authorities said then that it was the first time they had seen this smuggling method used by local traffickers.
debit fee plan Bank of America said Tuesday that it was abandoning its plan to charge its customers a $5 fee to use their debit cards, just a month after announcing the new fee. The reversal follows a huge backlash from customers, one of whom collected more than 200,000 signatures urging the bank to rethink its plan. The bank listened, but only after other large banks had indicated that they would not impose similar fees. Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, SunTrust and Regions Financial have all pulled back on their plans. “We have listened to our customers very closely over the last few weeks and recognize their concern with our proposed debit usage fee,” David Darnell, co-chief operating officer at Bank of America, said in a statement. “As a result, we are not currently charging the fee and will not be moving forward with any additional plans to do so.” The debit card fee was supposed to have gone into effect in January. — The New York Times
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Police say a man dragged a 34-year-old Portland woman by her purse Monday in a failed attempt to run off with the woman’s belongings in a brazen afternoon robbery. The Portland Police Department is searching for a man witnesses saw drag the woman who refused to let go of her purse. The incident occurred in broad daylight at about 2:20 p.m. in Portland’s heavily trafficked downtown in the area of Cross and Spring streets, police said. As the woman who refused to let go of her purse was dragged a short distance, nearby pedestrians shouted at the would-be robber, said Lt. Gary Rogers, a police spokesman. The man ran off empty-handed, and Rogers said there was no report of the woman sustaining any injuries. The man fled on Spring Street in the direction of the Cumberland County Civic Center. Rogers said the suspect approached the woman from behind as she waited for a taxi. The woman felt a push right before the man attempted to rip the purse from her shoulder. The suspect was described as a white male, 5 feet 10 inches and about 120 pounds. He was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Portland Police Department at 874-8533 or text an anonymous tip from a mobile phone using keyword “GOTCHA” plus the message to 274637 (CRIMES).
Lawmaker offers rides to gas rate public hearing A Portland state lawmaker wants residents to attend a meeting to discuss a proposed natural gas rate hike and says he’ll even give people a ride. Rep. Ben Chipman, I-Portland, announced Tuesday he is offering rides to anyone in the downtown area who will attend a public hearing to speak out against a potential rate hike. The Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to hold a hearing tonight at the University of Southern Maine beginning at 5:30 p.m. “The good news is that, unlike oil, natural gas service is a regulated utility which means any rate increases need to be approved by the Public Utilities Commission,” Chipman said in a news release. “This is our chance to make our voices heard and encourage the commission to vote no.” The hearing is open to the public, and Chipman says he encourages residents to attend. “The timing couldn’t be worse,” he said. “As we begin the cold winter season, this rate increase would have a chilling impact on low-income families that are already struggling to make ends meet.” The hearing will be held in rooms 109 and 110 of the Abromson Center.
Chipman indicated that downtown residents may contact him at 318-4961 for rides.
Boston man charged with selling crack in Biddeford A 27-year-old Boston man was charged with selling crack cocaine in Biddeford Monday afternoon, police said. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Biddeford police arrested Daniel Brown Brown and charged him with aggravated drug trafficking. Drug agents seized 43 grams of crack cocaine worth an estimated $5,000, police said. Brown was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. on Monday on Libby Lane. He had been under investigation for several weeks following information that he was traveling from Boston to Biddeford to sell crack, said Steve McCausland, a state police spokesman. McCausland said Monday’s arrest is the second time Brown was charged by police for selling crack cocaine. He was also arrested in Boston in 2010, McCausland said. Brown was being held Tuesday at the York County Jail on $100,000 bail. He is due in court on Dec. 21.
Missing Sorento teen found with boyfriend A 14-year-old Sorrento girl whose weekend disappearance sparked a national search was found Tuesday afternoon in the company of her 16-year-old boyfriend, police said. Hanna Snider was found in safe condition after investigators used her computer to track her to a home in Thomaston. She was found shortly before 3:30 p.m., said Steve McCausland, a state police spokesman. “This was an extensive effort,” he said. Officials originally suspected Snider facilitated a meeting with someone she met from an online dating website, police said. The FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, along with about 30 state police officials, assisted in tracking Snider’s whereabouts, McCausland said. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was also contacted. Her boyfriend was being questioned by police yesterday afternoon, though McCausland declined to speculate whether charges were pending. He also would not say whether Snider had the potential to face charges for sparking the national search, or if she knew there was a search underway. Police believe Snider’s boyfriend picked her up from her parents’ home Saturday night, McCausland said.
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Calif.-based donors fuel Carmona’s campaign BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Ralph Carmona is running for Portland mayor, but judging by his campaign contributors, one could be excused for thinking he was seeking public office in California. Of the $12,500 Carmona’s campaign reported in its Oct. 25 finance report filed with City Hall, more than $9,100 came from donors in California, the report shows. Donations also came in from Washington, Hawaii and Texas. His campaign reported about $2,100 in donations from people living in Maine. Carmona, who married a native Mainer and moved to Portland a year ago, has faced occasional criticism about being a newcomer to the city. (Chris Vail, who grew up on Peaks Island, recently told the Forecaster that Carmona has been in town for “like a half hour”). In an interview yesterday, Carmona said he’s not concerned that the finance report will reinforce those concerns. He said it shouldn’t come as as surprise that most of his donors are from California since he was born there and lived there most of his life. He said none of the donors
have any pending business interests in the city, but instead are people he’s known or worked for over the years. “There should be a concern if I am using money for purposes that might violate the law or in some ways that are questionable,” Carmona said. “But none of these folks have any specific concern about what happens in city hall, they think I am going to be a great public Carmona servant.” State and local campaign rules do not prohibit donations from out of state, and several other mayoral candidates raised money from out-of-state donors. Carmona formerly worked for a large public utility in Sacramento and as a Bank of America lobbyist in the California Legislature. He said only one donation came from a Bank of America employee, and it was $100 from his former boss. Carmona says voters he talks with are less concerned about who funds his campaign or when he moved to town than about whether he can be a good leader for Portland.
Mavodones picks up two more union endorsements Two more labor unions with Casco Bay Lines as have endorsed Nick a deckhand in the late Mavodones for Portland 1970s, and was a union mayor, his campaign member for nearly two announced yesterday. decades. He is currently The New England operations manager for Regional Council of Carthe ferry line. penters, Local 1996, and “Nick has sat on both the Association of Fedsides of the negotiating eral, State, County and table and has displayed Mavodones Municipal Employees, a knack for getting the Local 481 are the latest best results on the toughlabor groups to support Mavodoest issues. That is the kind of nes. mayor Portland needs,” said John “Making it easier to create Leavitt, business manager for the jobs will be my highest priority Carpenters Local 1996, in a stateas Mayor, so I am particularly ment. proud to have the support of Mavodones has also been organizations that ensure Portendorsed by the Portland Educaland’s workers have fair pay and tion Association and is supported good benefits,” Mavodones said by the International Association in a statement. of Longshoremen, Local 861. Mavodones began his career — Staff Report
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The wrong inequality We live in a polarizing society, so perhaps it’s inevitable that our experience of inequality should be polarized, too. In the first place, there is what you might call Blue Inequality. This is the kind experienced in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Houston and the District of Columbia. In these places, you see the top 1 percent of earners zooming upward, amassing more income and wealth. The economists Jon Bakija, Adam Cole and Bradley Heim have done the most authoritative research on who these top 1 percenters are. Roughly 31 percent started or manage nonfinancial businesses. About 16 percent are ––––– doctors, 14 percent are in The New York finance, 8 percent are lawyers, 5 percent are engineers and Times about 2 percent are in sports, entertainment or the media. If you live in or around these big cities, you see stores and entire neighborhoods catering to the top 1 percent. You see a shift in social norms. Up until 1970 or so, a chief executive would have been embarrassed to take home more than $20 million. But now there is no shame, and top compensation zooms upward.
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Dishing dirt: Back to meeting reader expectations Readers who religiously follow columnists have certain expectations, and I have been justly accused of moving away from my solid restaurant roots and somehow writing as if I’m looking at a menu from the inside out, instead of the other way around. Some of it may be because I’m wearing many new and different hats at this newspaper; some of it may be that life without Number One at home has me out-of-sorts, and some of it may be that New Guy, after a year and a half, is actually acknowledging he’s in a relationship. Like all of us, I’m busy and my priorities tend to shift based upon the crisis du jour. I can go on and on about all of my life changes, but in reality, the loyal, but not-so-sweet lady who accosted me at the post office is correct. “You don’t write about what jerks people are anymore. ...” she fretted. “Write more stuff about that kid who stole your tips!” Little does this well meaning critic know that if I wrote anymore about the busboy who stole tips, I’d end up behind the wrong kind of bars. I digress, but getting fired wasn’t good enough for that loser. Sadly, the best we could do
Natalie Ladd ––––– What It’s Like was blackball him from the honor of wiping down sticky tables and schlepping bus tubs anywhere in this town ever again. The lady at post office was also right when she said it seems like I don’t even work at the restaurant very much anymore. “Seems” is the operative word because even though, as of late, I’ve had more changes than David Bowie, I am indeed still gainfully employed at the same place I’ve been working at for almost six years. The truth is, I did switch it up and actually beg to take on a miss-more-than-hit weekend lunch shift (read carefully, this is lunch not a lucrative brunch window), instead of a weekend hostess shift, so I could have weekend nights free in case Number One comes home or New Guy remembers to call. This in and of itself is a gift and a dream come true in the res-
taurant business. However, I also did it to be a better restaurant team player to my co-workers who have loved me through a six-month breakup grieving process, two new “real” job transitions, ridiculous days-off requests on the schedule, accommodating carlyladd’s sports, school and social schedule, raging hormonal tantrums, Bad Dog’s infamous escapes and so many more things that keep me from getting the employee of the month plaque. So now, I luckily and technically work one-and-half shifts at a place one of my favorite coworkers lovingly calls, Hotel California. We joke that no one ever leaves, but it isn’t funny. A lot of what goes on there is broken and the place is far from perfect but we succeed in spite of ourselves and it’s maddeningly wonderful. But Post Office Lady is right. In addition to many other things, I am a restaurant employee and a columnist who loves both jobs and once again, it’s time to start spilling more than just the coffee. It’s time to start dishing on the see LADD page 5
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Finding fulfillment if your husband isn’t budging Dear Maggie, My husband doesn’t want another baby and I am a mess about it. I am 32 he is 41. We have a healthy 2-yearold boy and I really want to give him a sister. I have begged and pleaded (and even done more devious things) and he won’t budge. Now he won’t even touch me for fear that I am tricking him. I don’t know if I just suck it up or leave him for someone who wants a bigger family. Thanks, One-and-So-Not-Done. Those are your options? Be a One Baby Martyr or get divorced? (Besides, you are too late for her to be the seven billionth person on the planet with all the glamorous Time magazine covers and lucrative Coke deals that comes with. You can wait and try for the eight billionth but I think a Kardashian already bought the rights for that.) Imagine this scenario: You get your wish for a Baby Girl. She is up at 3 a.m. with colic. You are exhausted because Son has been up all night with croup. You shake Hubby awake to get some help. He says, “Why should I? You’re the one that wanted her.” Resentment about a child does not a
Maggie Knowles ––––– Use Your Outdoor Voice healthy family make. “Oh, fiddlesticks!” you argue. “The minute he saw her he would love her.” You wanna take that chance? God forbid she had health issues or some special need that required lots of extra time, attention and money. How would you co-parent with someone who was (potentially) not invested in it? David Schnarch wrote a book called “Secrets of a Passionate Marriage.” (A must read!) He states that in a marriage, when it comes to money, in-laws, sex and children, the lowerdesire partner has the control. In this case your husband. You can squeal, scream and seduce, but at the end of the day it is slim that he is going to make an authentic change about something so important. He is 41. The majority of men I spoke with are planning for retirement in their 40s not getting psyched about washing diapers.
You are almost a decade, and a generation, younger than your man. It is natural that your ovaries are ready to party. But you still married someone older. Did you talk about your vision for a family before you spent months finding the perfect dress? I don’t want to stomp all over your dreams for more kids, but it is massively unfair when your husband is saying NO loud and clear for you to keep harassing him. “No” doesn’t mean “keep asking every hour or so for the next year and eventually you will kill all of my confidence that my opinion means anything.” And for heaven’s sake, don’t be poking holes in condoms or flushing pills down the potty. That is Crazy Town. You also do not have my blessing to throw away a man who was perfectly suitable to marry and have Baby No. 1 with so you can get knocked up by some new guy. Grow up. However, you do have a maternal instinct that needs more stimulation. That is perfectly wonderful. You can channel that excess energy into volunteering at any of the child-centered organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club or the Center for Grieving Children. When your baby is four (I wouldn’t take on
anything too stressful until he is out of the three’s. You will be covered in gray hair) consider fostering a child whose parents are not capable of giving them the love that you can offer. There are SO many kids that need support, guidance and love. We need to start spreading good energy around to the people that are already here. Your void could also be filled by giving birth to something other than a baby. A woman’s womb center is not only where life germinates, but also her creativity and fire. What is your passion (besides having another kid)? Are you a dancer, artist, chef? That pull you feel may be the drive to create a new business, endeavor or to acknowledge a talent that has been dormant for too long. If you expand your thinking beyond, “I am only a mother” you may feel less pressure to procreate. One role, regardless of how vital, doesn’t define everything you are. Be grateful for the healthy son you have and the husband you chose to make a life with. There are plenty of women that don’t even have that. (Maggie Knowles is a columnist for The Portland Daily Sun. Her column appears Wednesdays. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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You also see the superstar effect that economists have noticed in the income data. Within each profession, the top performers are now paid much better than the merely good or average performers. If you live in these big cities, you see people similar to yourself, who may have gone to the same college, who are earning much more while benefiting from low tax rates, wielding disproportionate political power, gaining in prestige and contributing seemingly little to the social good. That is the experience of Blue Inequality. Then there is what you might call Red Inequality. This is the kind experienced in Scranton, Des Moines, Naperville, Macon, Fresno, and almost everywhere else. In these places, the crucial inequality is not between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent. It’s between those with a college degree and those without. Over the past several decades, the economic benefits of education have steadily risen. In 1979, the average college graduate made 38 percent more than the average high school graduate, according to the Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke. Now the average college graduate makes more than 75 percent more. Moreover, college graduates have become good at
passing down advantages to their children. If you are born with parents who are college graduates, your odds of getting through college are excellent. If you are born to high school grads, your odds are terrible. In fact, the income differentials understate the chasm between college and high school grads. In the 1970s, high school and college grads had very similar family structures. Today, college grads are much more likely to get married, they are much less likely to get divorced and they are much, much less likely to have a child out of wedlock. Today, college grads are much less likely to smoke than high school grads, they are less likely to be obese, they are more likely to be active in their communities, they have much more social trust, they speak many more words to their children at home. Some research suggests that college grads have much bigger friendship networks than high school grads. The social divide is even starker than the income divide. These two forms of inequality exist in modern America. They are related but different. Over the past few months, attention has shifted almost exclusively to Blue Inequality. That’s because the protesters and media people who cover them tend to live in or near the big
cities, where the top 1 percent is so evident. That’s because the liberal arts majors like to express their disdain for the shallow business and finance majors who make all the money. That’s because it is easier to talk about the inequality of stock options than it is to talk about inequalities of family structure, child rearing patterns and educational attainment. That’s because many people are wedded to the notion that our problems are caused by an oppressive privileged class that perpetually keeps its boot stomped on the neck of the common man. But the fact is that Red Inequality is much more important. The zooming wealth of the top 1 percent is a problem, but it’s not nearly as big a problem as the tens of millions of Americans who have dropped out of high school or college. It’s not nearly as big a problem as the 40 percent of children who are born out of wedlock. It’s not nearly as big a problem as the nation’s stagnant human capital, its stagnant social mobility and the disorganized social fabric for the bottom 50 percent. If your ultimate goal is to reduce inequality, then you should be furious at the doctors, bankers and C.E.O.’s. If your goal is to expand opportunity, then you have a much bigger and different agenda.
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kitchen again. (Really, during a crazy 2-4-1 meal period you want me to hand-write the actual time whenever I turn in a ticket to see if we can save time and get the food out faster?) It’s time to question why I have to staple the soft copies — which go to the kitchen — to the hard copies — which go to the customers — of my handwritten checks. The payroll we could save from all of us doing this each and every shift could buy a
computer system that would eliminate hand-written copies all together. It’s time to start outing the poor tipping practices of the Groupon-type deal junkies, and it’s time to revisit the gossip from the Greater Portland Restaurant Grapevine. It’s time for me to reaffirm my creative writing purpose and meet the expectations of the Post Office Lady, and all the rest who crave a juicy morsel of What It’s Like! to sink their teeth into. The Low Down: I am looking forward to gain-
ing further inspiration and mojo from Good vs. Evil at Merrill Auditorium this Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., where restaurant greats Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will entertain with industry banter and stories. I will be accompanied by two restaurant cohorts, and my Food Channel-addicted daughter (and personal in-home Chef), Carly. (Natalie Ladd is a columnist for The Portland Daily Sun who writes about hospitality and other business topics. Her column appears Wednesdays.)
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Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 with a "Nerd Rave" at SPACE Gallery and continuing Saturday and Sunday at the Eastland Park Hotel and SPACE, Coast City Comicon will feature a galaxy of graphic artists and creative types, organizers announced. Crypto-craziness brings Todd Dezago, and Craig Rousseau, creators of graphic novel characters The Perhapanauts, will be at the festival, drawing, signing and joining in a Cryptid panel with Loren Coleman, curator of Portland's International Cryptozoology Museum. Chris Dingwell, Portland painter and tattoo artist, will be in attendance "and will be performance arting all over the place with his 'Wet Paint Project,'" according to the Coast City Comiccon website (http://www.wehatetshirts.com/Coast_City_Comicon/Home.html). "Dingwell will be demonstrating the dynamic painting techniques that allowed him to produce such masterworks as seen in his new book, Inside Out, copies of which will be available. Dingwell will be joined throughout the weekend by special guests who will throw their painting techniques into the mix," the website noted. On Saturday, Nov. 12, activities begin at 10 a.m. with vendor and artist tables running until 6 p.m.; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a Super Mario 3 Tournament will take place in the Dealer Room at the Eastland Hotel; and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the public can enjoy the Wet Paint Project demonstration. From noon to 1:30 p.m., a seminar on self publishing is planned at SPACE Gallery. Special guests include comic artist and writer Ben Bishop (Nathan the Caveman & Lost Trail); comic artist and writer Michael Connor (Coelacanthus comic zine); and Tyler James (publisher and co-creator of Comix
Tribe, an online community which aims to help creators make better comics). From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., participants can attend a Breaking into Comics panel at SPACE Gallery. Special guests include comic artist and colorist Ray Dillon (DC’s Brightest Day & IDW’s Servant of the
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Hitchcock documents his journey via still photographs
that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else. It's probably the people that stick with me the most, I met a lot of people that I think that I'll be friends with for a long time," Hitchcock said. "I've been through probably 400 cities now, and all of them could be boring if you don't meet anyone, so it's really cool the minute you meet someone, they show you their world," he said. On his blog, http://arthurhitchcock.tumblr.com, Hitchcock documents his journey via still photographs. Interspersed is poetry and anecdotes. At times he memorializes his parents. On Oct. 6, 2010, his mother, Janet Hitchcock, passed away from Stage 4 Breast Cancer. Years earlier, when Arthur was 2, his father, Mike Hitchcock, passed away from a lifelong heart condition. Hitchcock is trying to raise money for the Breast Cancer Society and also honor his father, a professional photographer who "shot for the local maga-
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One casualty of Northeaster: ‘Trick or Treat!’ BY JAMES BARRON THE NEW YORK TIMES
For all the attention it got for timing (early) and snow accumulation (astonishing) and — if there were a way to measure this — annoyance and aggravation, the freakish northeaster of October may well be remembered as the Grinch that stole Halloween. From New Jersey to Massachusetts, towns called off trick-or-treating on Monday because downed power lines and fallen trees posed a danger in the dark. Other towns in New York and New Jersey suggested what amounted to curfews, urging the candyseeking ghosts and goblins to ring all the doorbells
they wanted — before nightfall. “One, there’s still downed wires,” said Michael J. Rohal, the administrator of Glen Ridge, N.J., explaining the decision to postpone trick-or-treating until Friday. “We have traffic signals without power. We have a lot of tree limbs that are down. We have large amount of tree debris, making the sidewalks impassable.” And, with electricity still out in much of the borough, children would have been wandering in total darkness. Mayor Pedro E. Segarra of Hartford, where about 40 percent of the city still had no power, asked families to
abstain from trick-or-treating. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy complied, issuing a statement that said no candy would be handed out at the Governor’s Residence. And Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey pleaded with parents to pay close attention to children making the rounds as trick-or-treaters, lest they stumble onto live wires in the dark. But despite the safety concerns, the reaction in many households could be reduced to four words: Good grief, Charlie Brown. “Prepare to be egged, silly towns that cancel,” a woman declared on Twitter, using the name JeannetteSeward.
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first from about 22 percent and 13 percent of respondents, respectively. About 7 percent of poll respondents chose David Marshall and Jed Rathband first, followed by Markos Miller, who had was favored by about 6 percent. The results, after 12 rounds of vote re-allocation using instant runoff voting, predicted Brennan as the likely winner over Strimling, 61 percent to 39 percent. Based on the poll, Mavodones, Marshall and Rathband would round out the top five. The automated telephone poll, conducted between Oct. 28 and Oct. 30, asked 477 likely voters to rank their top nine choices for mayor. Six candidates considered long shots were not included in the poll’s choices. The margin of error is 4.44 percent. “I am glad to be where I am in that poll, but I am going to continue to knock on doors, and work as hard as I can to meet voters between now and Tuesday,” Brennan said yesterday in a phone interview. Other candidates, meanwhile, found little to like about the poll, which is the first and only attempt by any organization to gauge public sentiment in the first elected mayor contest in 88 years. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Strimling said the results differed from his campaign’s internal polls, which have been conducted by the nationally recognized firm, Public Policy Polling. “The numbers are inconsistent with what our numbers say for sure,” Strimling said, adding that his own polling puts him in first place among voters, with Brennan and Mavodones vying for second. “We think there is something problematic with (the MPRC poll), but regardless we feel very good about our momentum,” he said, adding that even if the poll is accurate, it shows him well within “striking distance.” David Loughran, Mavodones’ campaign manager, said the poll “doesn’t reflect what we are seeing out in the streets.” “We feel there is some disconnect between what the poll says and what we are hearing at the doors and on the phones,” Loughran said. Marshall called the poll “questionable” because “it includes a higher proportion of voters over 50 years old and a higher proportion of Democrats than reflected in recent elections.” He also had concerns with the poll’s methodology. Rathband issued a statement saying he was
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“A poll is just a snapshot in time. It doesn’t say what’s going to happen next week and it doesn’t say what’s going to happen tomorrow.” — Mike Tipping, communications director for Maine People’s Resource Center encouraged by the poll results, which he said showed that his message is “resonating” with voters. Mike Tipping, the MPRC’s communications director, admitted the results could be spun any number of ways. But he said the survey is intended to be a “snapshot,” not predict the final outcome. “A poll is just a snapshot in time. It doesn’t say what’s going to happen next week and it doesn’t say what’s going to happen tomorrow,” he said. The poll was weighted for factors such as age, gender and voting precinct, and workers contacted likely voters at different times of day. The poll also assumed that each candidate would be eliminated in order of their overall first-choice votes — which does not always occur in elections. The poll also did not allow voters to identify more than three choices for mayor, which Marshall cited as an example of the flawed methodology. Tipping said the poll was paid for entirely by MPRC, a nonprofit agency not affiliated with any mayoral candidate. The poll was sponsored by Downeast Magazine to further ensure it had credibility with voters, he said. Tipping admitted excluding six candidates from
the survey was not ideal, but said the decision was made “because you can’t have a poll that long and still have a good rate of participation.” The six candidates excluded were Jodie Lapchick, Peter Bryant, Charles Bragdon, Richard Dodge, Hamza Haadoow and Chris Vail. These candidates were left out based on their perceived standing in the race, which was determined through recent endorsements, straw poll results, and fundraising totals, Tipping said. Media reports, including a Bollard article that assigned each candidate “odds” of winning, were also used to determine who not to include. “I think it worked out OK because the percentage of people who selected ‘other or none’ (in the poll) was relatively low, which tells me that there was little support for those other candidates,” Tipping said, “although you don’t know for sure unless they are listed alongside the others.” The poll also found that: • Strimling received far fewer second-choice votes than Brennan. • A plurality of Strimling’s first-choice voters chose Brennan second, while a plurality of Brennan’s firstchoice supporters chose Mavodones second. • Most of John Eder’s supporters favored Marshall, which poll authors say could change following Eder’s endorsement of Strimling on Oct. 31, a day after the poll wrapped up. • Mavodones and Rathband received the most second-choice selections from voters whose first choices were not included in the poll, at 23 percent and 22 percent, respectively.
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“This is the ﬁrst time we’ve done this with snow!” said Shoestring Theatre’s Annual Halloween Parade organizer Nancy Parker. The West End tradition began, as always, just after sunset on Halloween in front on Brackett Street, with marchers excited to be out in milder weather after the weekend Nor’easter that delayed or cancelled festivities in much of the Northeast. “This is a big, scary, strong community event,” said Parker, exhausted as the parade looped around Danforth Street and up Brackett to its starting point. “After 31 years, it’s got a life of its own. I just set up the permits, everyone goes off and does their own thing, and I hope everyone is safe at the end.” CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: A stop sign costume proves eye catching. Police cars ﬂashing blue, oversized heads, stilted walkers, bicyclists, along with the Shoestring Band led the revelers onto Pine Street where the Gothic mansard roofs and darkened residential roads opened up the crowds to trick-or-treating. ABOVE MIDDLE: It’s a madcap affair as members of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired Tea Party pause from celebrating. As the parade beared left down Emery Street, large signs beconed parade-goers to go through a carport reimagined as the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Alice and the White Rabbit greeted trick-or-treaters as the Mad Hatter (ala Johnny Depp) handed out candy at his tea party.
ABOVE RIGHT: A stilt walker is walking tall in the parade. An estimated 400 creatures of the night cheered at 6:15 p.m. as the drums beat, signalling the parade’s 32nd start in front of Fresh Approach Market, continuing through the landmark Victorian-style neighborhood. While children dressed as bats, mummies, tofu ninja, and other assorted goblins and ghouls, onlookers gaped with wide-eyed wonder at the larger-than-life puppets and buskers accompanying the festive pageant, adults also walked in full regalia. A “Star Wars” stormtrooper carrying a blaster was not too far behind a multiheaded zombie. Up Pine Street, real estate agent John Hatcher again delighted his neighbors by converting the carriage house behind his gothic home into a multi-media, extra sensory haunted house, complete with people and things ready to startle guest at every turn. The fun house tour concludes with a treat of popcorn. LEFT: A family that parades together, stays together. The Shoestring Theatre band’s upbeat jazz combined with the blue strobe of the police escort amidst the costumed revelers gave the feeling of a Mardi Gras second line march in New Orleans. A trick-or-treater dressed as Saints’ football quarterback Drew Brees added to the illusion. “This is a great time,” said John Linﬁeld a Back Cove resident who brought his daughters, Megan and Morgan dressed as witches, to the West End to join friends for the event. “It’s great that they can still do this, especially in this economy.”
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Fire chief: ‘Clearly we need to reﬂect on the policy’ emergency, a non-emergency medical transport or "an operational need for public safety that cannot be met through the utilization of ferry service or water taxi." Additionally, all emergency and nonemergency calls will be recorded in the department's log. The names of all passengers, purpose of the transport and time of departure and return must be logged — a process previously not in place. Public employees will still be permitted transport on the city's fire boats under the new rules, but approval must be given by the city manager. "I represent 205 of the best firefighters in the country, I believe," LaMontagne said, addressing the subcommittee. "We will not fail our community." Sitting behind LaMontagne when he addressed the subcommittee were at least 20 firefighters, who attended the meeting in an apparent sign of support. Damage to the $3.2 million vessel was estimated at about $38,000, and LaMontagne added Tuesday night
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night, following last month's fire boat accident that knocked the vessel out of service and resulted in the unpaid suspension of two firefighters. A preliminary investigation into the incident determined that the LaMontagne incident was preventable and that a dozen civilians, including firefighters' family members, were riding on the vessel at the time of the collision. The Portland Fire Department's top commander was asked to attend Tuesday's regular monthly meeting of the Public Safety Committee to update councilors on policy review as a result of the accident. However, citing personnel rules, LaMontagne said he was prohibited from discussing the accident in any detail. "We are not an investigative body, that is not our mission," said Councilor Ed Suslovic, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, adding later that the accident was a "very regrettable" incident but didn't want it to be a black mark on the fire department. "Our job is, however, to review … existing policy," he said. According to the new rules, civilian transport on any of the department's vessels is prohibited unless it is an
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Nov. 2, the 306th day of 2011. There are 59 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 2, 1861, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln relieved Maj. Gen. John C. Fremont of his command of the Army’s Department of the West based in St. Louis, following Fremont’s unauthorized efforts to emancipate slaves in Missouri. On this date: In 1783, Gen. George Washington issued his Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States near Princeton, N.J. In 1889, North Dakota and South Dakota became the 39th and 40th states. In 1936, the British Broadcasting Corp. inaugurated “high-definition” television service from Alexandra Palace in London. In 1947, Howard Hughes piloted his huge wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (derisively dubbed the “Spruce Goose” by detractors), on its only flight, which lasted about a minute over Long Beach Harbor in California. In 1948, President Harry S. Truman surprised the experts by winning a narrow upset over Republican challenger Thomas E. Dewey. In 1961, author, humorist and cartoonist James Thurber died in New York at age 66. In 1979, black militant JoAnne Chesimard escaped from a New Jersey prison, where she’d been serving a life sentence for the 1973 slaying of a New Jersey state trooper, Werner Foerster. (Chesimard, who took the name Assata Shakur, is believed to be living in Cuba.) In 1986, kidnappers in Lebanon released American hospital administrator David Jacobsen after holding him for 17 months. One year ago: Republicans won control of the House of Representatives, picking up 63 seats in midterm elections, while Democrats retained a majority in the Senate; Republican governors outnumbered Democrats after gaining six states. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Ann Rutherford (“Gone With the Wind”) is 94. Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) is 73. Actress Stefanie Powers is 69. Rock musician Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 67. Country-rock singer-songwriter J.D. Souther is 66. Actress Kate Linder is 64. Rock musician Carter Beauford (The Dave Matthews Band) is 54. Singer-songwriter k.d. lang is 50. Rock musician Bobby Dall (Poison) is 48. Actress Lauren Velez is 47. Actor David Schwimmer is 45. Christian/jazz singer Alvin Chea (Take 6) is 44. Rock musician Fieldy is 42. Rock singer-musician John Hampson (Nine Days) is 40. Rhythm-and-blues singer Timothy Christian Riley (Tony Toni Tone) is 37. Actor Danny Cooksey is 36. Rock musician Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) is 36. Country singer Erika Jo (“Nashville Star”) is 25. Actor-singer Kendall Schmidt is 21.
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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: My brother, “Lenny,” lives in upstate New York, and I live in Texas, but we’ve always been close and call each other often. Lenny has been raising two grandsons, ages 9 and 10, since the parents died in an accident four years ago. They are both good boys. The problem is Lenny’s favoritism. One boy has everything: a smart phone, a TV, a sunny corner bedroom, cool clothes and great Christmas and birthday gifts. You can hear the love in Lenny’s voice when he talks about that child. Not so with the other boy. That child lives in a large, unpainted and windowless storage room next to their laundry. While his brother received an iPod for his birthday, this child got a plastic AM/ FM radio. These boys love each other, but I can see where such disparity has to be affecting them. I have tried to discuss this with Lenny, but neither he nor his wife sees any problem at all because they say they give each child what that boy asks for, nothing more, nothing less. What can I do? I feel my hands are tied while my heart is ripping apart. -- Twin in Texas Dear Twin: Someone should pay that family a visit and see what is really going on. It’s sometimes hard to judge from a phone call. You could be projecting your own fears onto a situation where the children are perfectly happy. Please plan a visit to see your brother so you can better assess the situation. If there is indeed such extreme favoritism going on, it will be easier to discuss it with Lenny and his wife when you can lovingly point out what they seem oblivious to. And it also provides an opportunity to give the less-favored brother some extra TLC while you’re at it. Dear Annie: I have known “Paula” since high school. She has been married for ﬁve years and has a year-old son. She doesn’t get along with her husband and calls me often, sometimes crying, to tell me all the terrible things he does and
says. Not every phone call is like this. Sometimes the subject never comes up. But the rest of the time, it is exhausting listening to her, and she never listens to me. I’ve tried to be helpful, lending an ear, and frankly, I’m tired of it. Should I screen her calls? Should I tell her during a “normal” conversation that I don’t want to talk about her marriage anymore? My husband says to stop answering the phone. Paula sees a therapist and attends Al-Anon meetings. Any suggestions? -- Frustrated Friend Dear Frustrated: Between her husband and her child, Paula is obviously having a difﬁcult time coping. She needs to talk about it -- a lot. If you can allow her to vent, that would be supportive of you. You do not need to offer advice. But if that is too exhausting, it’s OK to tell her gently that you do not have the energy to be her sounding board and you hope she is discussing these things with her therapist. Dear Annie: Like “Frustrated Wife,” I am married to a man who won’t lift a ﬁnger around the house. But I can’t let dirty dishes, clothes, tools and garbage pile up in the house in which my children are growing up. I also can’t let the lawn turn into a jungle, the bills go unpaid and the car run out of gas. I do what I must to take care of the children and myself, but I see no reason to make my husband’s life any easier when he does nothing for mine. He refuses counseling. Maybe after a decade of his wife juggling full-time employment with exhaustion at home, “Frustrated’s” husband will write you wondering why they don’t have sex anymore. -- Household Slave Dear Slave: Your marriage sounds miserable. If you can afford it, hire some household help. And please consider counseling for yourself.
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Comics and founder of Comics Experience career school); and comic artist, writer and editor Mort Todd (former Cracked Magazine editor-in-chief and owner of Comicfix). From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Comicon will show a "Deadly Spawn" screening at SPACE Gallery, followed by a Q&A w/director Ted Bohus. From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., it's a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament in the Dealer Room at the Eastland. At 9 p.m., doors open for a "Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts" screening at SPACE Gallery. "This premiere screening is timed to coincide with the film’s West Coast weekend premiere at the Napa Valley Film Festival," organizers reported. From 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., doors are open for the Comiccon Rock & Roll After Party (21 plus) at Empire Dine and Dance. On Sunday, Nov. 13, the schedule includes: Noon to 1:30 p.m., Cryptozoology in Comics discussion panel at SPACE Gallery with special guests Rousseau, Dezago and Coleman. From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., there is a Philip K. Dick panel discussion at SPACE Gallery with giveaways from Houghton Mifflin’s new edition of Dick’s books, including copies of "Exegesis." Special guests include author Alex Irvine (Marvel’s Hellstorm: Son of Satan, The Narrows, A Scattering of Jades); Zack Handlen of the Onion AV Club; and Sam Pfeifle of the Portland Phoenix. From 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., guests can attend a Guerilla Film-Making discussion panel at SPACE Gallery with special guests Ted Bohus, director of "Deadly Spawn"; Rob Fitz, director of "God of Vampires"; Barry Dodd, director of "Ragged Isle"; Shawn French, director of "Wrong House"; and Shoggoth Assembly members. From 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. is a "God of Vampires screening" at SPACE Gallery, followed by a Q&A with director Rob Fitz. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. is "Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods" screening at SPACE Gallery. From 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. is the Coast City Comicon wrap-up party (21 plus only) at Geno’s Rock Club, when the Geek Chorus will present "that awful Captain America movie from the '70s." The Eastland Park Hotel is at 157 High St. in Portland. For details, visit www.wehatetshirts.com/ Coast_City_Comicon/Home.html.
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Wednesday, Nov. 2 Legislative forum with a panel of elected ofﬁcials 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. The Falmouth Cumberland Community chamber will host legislators from Augusta. Mary Nelson, Dick Woodbury, Mark Dion and Meredith Burgess will present a panel focused on issues affecting businesses in the community. The event will be held in the Falmouth Memorial Library.
Michelle Malkin in South Portland 11:15 a.m. Conservative columnist and author at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland. Sponsor Reception with Michelle Malkin, followed at noon by Luncheon and Remarks. “Michelle Malkin began her career in newspaper journalism a decade ago as an editorial writer and columnist for The Los Angeles Daily News, moving on to The Seattle Times in 1996. Her column, now syndicated, appears in 100 papers nationwide, including The New York Post, Miami Herald, Washington Times, The Dallas Morning News, The Modesto Bee and The Detroit News. Malkin launched her Web site, MichelleMalkin.com, in 2004. The site has been consistently cited as one of the top conservative political blogs in the nation, and has been recognized as one of the ‘Top 100 blogs’ by blog search engine Technorati. Malkin launched HotAir.com in 2006, as founder and CEO. HotAir is a conservative Internet broadcast network that features political commentary and video, and is also regarded as one of the most inﬂuential conservative sites on the Internet.” Maine Heritage Policy Center. http:// maine.sarphi.com
Thursday, Nov. 3 Moore Middle School mayoral forum 8:45 a.m. Students at Lyman Moore Middle School will host an hour-long forum for Portland mayoral candidates in the café of the school, located at 171 Auburn St., Portland. The public is invited to attend. Seventh graders will introduce the candidates and conduct the forum. The format will include a segment at the beginning where candidates quickly answer questions by writing on whiteboards. Students then will ask each candidate a question. Following the forum, candidates will stay on stage for 45 minutes to answer informal questions from Moore sixth graders, their parents and community members.
Absentee voting and voter registration 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Portland City Clerk’s ofﬁce will be open Thursday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for absentee voting and voter registration for Tuesday’s election on Nov. 8. Thursday is the last day for voters to apply for an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots can be returned to the City Clerk’s ofﬁce between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Friday and Monday and up until 8 p.m. on Election Day. Residents can register to vote in person at the City Clerk’s ofﬁce prior to Nov. 8. On Election Day, residents must register at their polling place. All local polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8. For more detailed information about where or how to vote, contact the City Clerk’s ofﬁce at 874-8677. Voters can also check online to locate their polling place, http://www.portlandmaine.gov/ voter/pollplace.asp.
Fireside Chat on skiing history 11 a.m. Fireside Chat on skiing history will be presented in downtown Portland by Scott Andrews. Refreshments from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., bring your own lunch. Maine Charitable Mechanic Association library, 519 Congress St., second ﬂoor, elevator accessible. Phone 773-8396 for more info or www.skimuseumofmaine.org.
Poet and author Gray Jacobik 5 p.m. Poet and author Gray Jacobik reading from her work, on the seventh ﬂoor Events Room, Glickman Library, Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. Free. Call 892-9831.
Riverton ‘Books and Bears’ 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. First graders at Riverton Elementary School will demonstrate their reading skills to parents, other family members and their favorite stuffed animals at a “Books and Bears” celebration at the school, located at 1600 Forest Ave., Portland. The evening will begin with a pizza supper. Families then will rotate through four stations. At one station, students will read aloud books from their classroom book boxes. At other stations, parents will be able to read to their children, families will see the school’s online reading program and a storyteller will share stories. Tips for reading strategies will be available for parents.
Good vs. Evil: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert in Portland 7:30 p.m. “Culinary arts take center stage in this evening of storytelling that serves up frank and provocative insight into what really goes on behind the kitchen doors. Anthony Bour-
From left, Paul Haley, April Singley Kerry Rasor, and Nicholas Schroeder perform with Acorn Productions, a nonproﬁt company based in the Dana Warp Mill in downtown Westbrook. Starting Friday, Nov. 11, see Edward Albee’s classic play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” (Photo by Claire Houston) dain, chef, author of Medium Raw and Kitchen Conﬁdential and host of The Travel Channel’s ‘No Reservations’and Eric Ripert, renowned chef of Le Bernardin, author and regular guest on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ share tales and muse on the place of food in our personal, community and global life. VIP tickets include premiere seating, invitation to an exclusive meet-and-greet reception with Bourdain and Ripert at Grace Restaurant, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a VIP tour laminate and a limited edition poster. No discounts, no exchanges; a non-subscription event. Contains strong language.” Merrill Auditorium. http://portlandovations.org
Friday, Nov. 4 Third annual Day of Free Dental Care 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, 32 dentists in 11 locations will offer free dental care to adults. The event is the 3rd Annual Dentists Who Care for ME day of free care sponsored by the Greater Portland Dental Society. Last year the program treated over 600 people. “We have a huge group of volunteers in addition to the dentists and specialists,” says Dr. Barry Saltz, co-organizer. “Dental hygienists, assistants and others volunteer to help with all kinds of tasks from teeth cleanings to paperwork,” he adds. The free care is open only to adults who cannot afford regular dental care. The free care will include one treatment — cleanings, ﬁllings, extractions or referral to a specialist, if necessary. Services are offered on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst serve basis. Appointments will not be made for this day.People are urged to arrive at the dental ofﬁces when the doors open. Some people may be asked to return later if the lines are long. Dentists are participating from Falmouth to Gorham and Buxton. In certain situations, some people will be referred to one of more than 20 dental specialists who will also offer free care. Local care sites include: Buxton, 440 Narragansett Trail, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Jin Hwang, Dr. Wayne Lopez, Dr. Nicholas Roy; Cumberland, 323 Main St., Cumberland Center, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Michael Frost; Gorham, 94 Main St., Gorham, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Ted Morgan, Dr. Amanda Rockwood; Portland, 110 Auburn St., Portland, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Catalina Atienza and Dr. Alan Chebuske, and at 1334 Washington Ave. Portland, Dr. David Bagdasarian, Dr. Denise Caron and Dr. Shane Bryant; Scarborough, 40 Hannaford Drive, Scarborough, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Daniel R. Ravin, and at 618 U.S. Route 1, Suite 4, Dr. Colette Sirois, Dr. Joseph Penna, Dr. Demi Kouzounas, Dr. Nichol Penna, Dr. Barry Saltz, Dr. Jeffrey Brackett, Dr. Denise Theriault, Dr. Michael Cwiklinski, Dr. Andra Boak; South Portland, 463 Cottage Road, South Portland, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. James Ortengren, and at 265 Westbrook St., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Stephen Palmer, Dr. Jonathan Shinay, 171 Maine Mall Road, Dr. Grace Thomas, Dr. David Jacobson, Dr. Alexandra Mann, Dr. Justin Griffee, Dr. Charles Sutera; Yarmouth,
70 Bayview St., Yarmouth, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dr. Alex Hutcheon, Dr. Amy Fuller, Dr. Robert Swan.
Lincoln Middle School indoor walking trail 10 a.m. Lincoln Middle School in Portland will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school’s indoor walking trail. Teachers and students created the mile-long trail through Lincoln’s corridors as a way to promote physical activity during the school day. Lincoln received a $1,500 grant to help pay for the trail from 5210 Let’s Go!, a program in 12 greater Portland communities that encourages physical activity and healthy eating. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include remarks by the staff of 5210 Let’s Go!, an appearance by the program’s mascot and a performance by the Lincoln school orchestra. At the ceremony’s conclusion, groups of students and teachers will walk quarter-mile segments of the trail. The school is considering several ways to promote use of the trail, such as starting a walking club and creating a history walk where students learn about a historical topic as they follow the trail. Lincoln joined the 5210 Let’s Go! middle school program three years ago. The school has organized walking ﬁeld trips, a Hoops/Jump for Heart event, class tastings of produce grown in the school’s gardens, Bike and Walk to School Day, a Turn Off the TV campaign, a student wellness team and other activities to encourage students to exercise and eat healthy foods. Lincoln is located at 522 Stevens Ave. To ﬁnd out more about 5210 Let’s Go!, please visit www.letsgo.org.
Dance, storytelling with Winﬁeld and Ahern 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This Vermont Dance Company will do two performances and lead two dance workshops at Lucid Stage 29 Baxter Boulevard. Performances: Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. Call 899-3993 for reservations. Dance Workshops: Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fee for workshops, $40. Call 899-3993 to enroll in the workshops.
Annual Key4Women Forum 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. KeyBank will host the Annual Key4Women Forum, “Creating a Culture of Courage: The New Leadership Challenge.” Leadership and customer service expert Cindy Solomon will discuss: four types of courage and when and how to invoke each for success in business, why ﬁnding the courage to move forward is the key to success in today’s new business economy, and how to inspire courage personally and professsionally. Women in business: business owners, leaders, decision makers and nonproﬁt directors. Marriott Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive, South Portland. $30, payable to McAuley Residence. Contact Sherry Brown, KeyBank, 207-874-7230, or register online at www.key.com/womensforum. (Advance registration is required.) see next page
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Poet and author Brigit Pegeen Kelly 2 p.m. Poet and author Brigit Pegeen Kelly: informal talk at 2 p.m.; 4 p.m. reading from her work; in seventh ﬂoor Events Room, Glickman Library, Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. Free. Call 780-4291.
GLIMPSE at the Jetport 3 p.m. The Portland International Jetport will host a reception to celebrate and welcome the latest addition of sculpture, GLIMPSE by Wendy Klemperer, to the city’s public arts collection and featured at the airport. Meet and Greet area (ﬁrst ﬂoor, adjacent to Shipyard Brewing Co.). GLIMPSE features an installation of sculpture including a herd of deer, a porcupine, and a wolf sited along the roadside of Jetport Boulevard (off the Congress Street entrance to the Jetport). The sculptures were donated to the City of Portland by arts patrons, William D. and Mary Louise N. Hamill in celebration of the new Jetport expansion in 2011.
Reiche School Garden Party 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Reiche Community School in Portland will host a garden party to honor the people and local businesses that helped design, build and maintain the school’s garden. The community is invited to attend. Those involved in the garden project will be recognized with bouquets of herbs grown at Reiche and thank-you letters from students. Refreshments will include carrots, radishes and edible ﬂowers from the garden. Earlier in the day, members of the Reiche Green Team will work with teachers and parents to help students harvest produce. Potatoes and leeks will be sent to the school district’s central kitchen to make soup for teachers and students to sample the following week.
First Friday at St. Lawrence Arts 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Paintings by Rosemont Market VIP and Munjoy Hill local Joe Fournier. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for First Friday Art Walk with complimentary snacks and wine on hand!! http://www.joefournier.blogspot.com or St. Lawrence Arts at www.stlawrencearts.org
‘Under the Tree’ art show 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk opening of “Pasi peMuti” “Under the Tree,” a one-man show of the work of Clyde Bango in the Museum of African Culture’s Contemproary Gallery. “Artist Clyde Bango is a native of Zimbabwe, and a recent graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Bango earned a double major in both biochemistry and visual arts, fulﬁlling his parents’ wishes for him to study science, and the artist’s own dream to study art. The artist’s wire sculptures feature portraits, ﬁgures and 3D sculptures. These wire sculptures draw an intricate attention to line and plane as fundamental units of structure, living or man-made. His magniﬁcent wire tree in the show honors the late Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and the ﬁrst African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.” The First Friday Art Walk at the museum will also feature the music of Jacob’s Marimba’s, an orchestra of beautiful wooden marimba’s, instruments that are in the xylophone family. The Museum of African Culture is at 13 Brown St. in Portland and open Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Open each monthly First Friday Art Walk in Portland from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Phone: 871-7188. www.museumafricanculture.org.
First Friday: Jeni McLaughlin 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Opening Reception at Mayo Street Arts. “Starting to draw and paint as a therapeutic outlet, Jeni now ﬁnds inspiration more from the natural world and daily walks at the woods, beaches, and marshes. Currently residing in Portland, Jeni spends her days in the studio listening to cassette tapes, watching her pups play, and teaching herself new techniques. Jeni’s artwork can be seen in the private collections of her followers and can be purchased in a variety of new and recycled mediums at her booth at the Merchant Co. at 656 Congress St. in Portland, Maine.” http://mayostreetarts.org/calendar/
Back Cove Artists at MCMA 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk, Back Cove Artists showing their watercolors. Eight artists formed this group of watercolorists in 1987. Among the artists are Joan Bennert, Joan Connick, Bernie & Barbara Wall. The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association at 519 Congress St., Portland. www. mainecharitablemechanicassociation.com.
French Fashion exhibit at MHS 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk at Maine Historical Society. “Join us during Portland’s First Friday Art Walk to see two fabulous fashion-themed shows, ‘Having in Paris a Great Success’: French Fashion, 1928-1936, on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall and Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine, on display in the museum. Mingle, enjoy refreshments and music, and discover Maine history.”
The Beauty of Darfur; The Tragedy of Genocide at First Friday Art Walk 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. As part of First Friday Art Walk, the Via Agency will open its doors at the Baxter building, 619 Congress St., Portland to host a very special event to bring awareness to and help efforts to end the genocide in Darfur. Come view inspiring and breath taking works of art created by Falmouth and Yarmouth High School student artists that feature contrasting work representing Darfur’s beauty, and the tragic genocide. Tom Andrews, President and CEO of United to End Genocide* and former Maine Congressman will be on hand for conversation and will lead a dialog with Maine’s Sudanese Community. The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, directed by Con Fullam, award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, will be lending their voices to this occasion and will be performing a selection of songs. Viewing the artwork, mingling with the artists, survivors, and Tom will take place between 5-7:30 p.m. Student musicians will perform light background music. At 7:30 p.m. there will be a performance by Pihcintu, an international immigrants children’s choir. At 7:45 p.m. there will be remarks by Tom Andrews and a dialog with Maine’s Sudanese Community members. El-Fadel Arbab, a survivor of the genocide in Darfur, an educator, and secretary of the Fur Cultural Revival, met with students at Yarmouth and Falmouth to educated them about the genocide. It was from those meetings and further research on the students’ part that the art is being inspired and created. This event is in collaboration with VIA Agency, Falmouth High School, Yarmouth High School, USM Ofﬁce of Multi-Cultural Student Affairs, Fur Cultural Revival, Pihcintu, and NAACP Portland Branch.
Second-year anniversary for Geno’s First Friday 5:30 p.m. Geno’s First Friday Rock Walk will be second anniversary. “To celebrate, we give you one of Geno’s most talented - Mr. Dave ‘Grim Horror’ Bumpus, and a line-up of music that will satisfy every craving for sound you could have! David ‘Grim’ Bumpus, 29, is an artist from Maine, who works primarily in black and white sketching mediums. He discovered a talent for working with the classic ‘Etch-A-Sketch’ toys several years ago while living in Boulder, Colo., and has since perfected a preservation process. The name ‘Tendonitis’ was inspired by the physical effects of turning little knobs for hours on end. In his spare time, David enjoys cooking, drinking, writing, bar-room darts and various other activities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Film Sciences and a master’s degree in Creative Writing. Art walk, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Door at 9 p.m. for live music show! $5/ 21 plus. Bands are: Apocryphonic (http://www.facebook.com/ Apocryphonic); Absence of the Sun (http://www.facebook. com/absenceofthesun); Johnny Cremains (http://www. myspace.com/johncremains). Geno’s is located at 627 Congress St., right beside the Baxter Building. 838-7030
Claddagh Award Ceremony 5:30 p.m. The Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, welcomes the public to the fourth annual Claddagh Award Ceremony to honor William J. Ryan and to raise funds for the MIHC. William J. Ryan is retired as Chairman of the Board of TD Bank, N.A. http://www.maineirish.com
Maine Brewers Festival 6:30 p.m. The 18th annual Maine Brewers Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, as New Englanders come together to celebrate the local Maine craft beer community. The Evening with the Brewers VIP Session will kick off the festival weekend on Friday night, and the highly anticipated festival will begin on Saturday afternoon with two high-energy sessions. Festival attendees will receive a complimentary logoed tasting glass (real glass!) with tickets to enjoy 12, 4-oz pours of Maine craft beer. Saturday Happy Hour Session: 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.; doors open at 1 p.m. Food and store sales start at 1 p.m. Taps open at 1:30 p.m. Evening Session: 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. Food and store sales start at 6 p.m. Taps open at 6:30 p.m. Portland Expo. http://learnyourbeer.com
‘Betrayal’ by Harold Pinter 7:30 p.m. November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. Saco River Grange Hall, Bar Mills. The Originals present “Betrayal.” “The classic dramatic scenario of the love triangle is powerfully manifested in Harold Pinter’s poignant and absorbing play, ‘Betrayal.’ ‘Betrayal’ exposes the painful truth that love sometimes causes us to betray not only those we care about, but also ourselves. Sure to stimulate conversation, this elegant play is not to be missed. Featuring Jennifer Porter, Dana Packard and Rob Cameron. Tickets: $18 / $15, Thursday, Nov. 10 is pay-what-you-can. Call 9295412 for reservations.
Jazz beneﬁt concert to support Occupy Maine 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. At the Mayo Arts Center, 10 Mayo St., Portland. $10 plus cover charge at the door to support Occupy Maine. All ages welcome. Beer, wine, juice, spring
water and snacks are available for purchase through Mayo Street Arts Center. “All musicians are donating their talent and time. Please go to www.occupymaine.com or OccupyMaine on Facebook to learn more about the movement.” Contact Rob Schreiber at email@example.com
‘Paul Goodman Changed My Life’ 6:30 p.m. “Paul Goodman Changed My Life,” Friday, Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m. Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $7 and available on the day of the show. For a complete list of movies, visit moviesatthemuseum.org.
Saturday, Nov. 5 Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Lisa Carlson, co-author of “Final Rights,” and past president of the Funeral Consumers Alliance is the featured speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine, at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Avenue, Portland. The business meeting will be from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Refreshments will be from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m., and the featured speaker at 10:15 will be followed by a panel discussion with members of Last Things, Chuck Lakin, Klara Tammany, and Eva Thompson. Members are $5, non-members $10. Jessica Mitford’s The American Way of Death drew back the curtain on the funeral industry’s excesses. Josh Slocum and Lisa Carlson’s Final Rights investigates the $15 billion funeral and burial industry in 2011, exposing consumer abuse, ﬁnancial exploitation of the bereaved and how government regulators can’t be counted on to protect the grieving. The public is invited to attend.
Occupy and March on Augusta 9 a.m. “Return The People’s Mural!” and Occupy and March on Augusta, Nov. 5-Nov. 8 Election Day. http://www. facebook.com/#!/OccupyMaine
Home Grown Maine in Augusta 9 a.m. On Nov. 5 and 6, the Marijuana Caregivers of Maine association is hosting an event at the Augusta Civic Center, the ﬁrst ever Home Grown Maine, “with a focus on Maine talent, Maine vendors and supporting the Maine Medical Marijuana Community!” Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine is a trade association whose purpose is to represent the interests of medical marijuana caregivers (growers and providers) here in the state of Maine. Located at the Augusta Civic Center. 9 a.m. through midnight Saturday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. www.mmcmonline.org/hgm
‘Thank You To All Who Served’ 10 a.m. The New Gloucester Historical Society and LunnHunnewell Amvets Post No. 6 will sponsor a ceremony “Thank You To All Who Served” at the New Gloucester History Barn, behind the Town Hall on Route 231. The ceremony honors New Gloucester citizens who have served and serve in the U.S. armed services, going back to our nation’s earliest conﬂicts. Lists have been compiled and will be posted at the ceremony. The public is encouraged to attend.
Photos with Slugger the Sea Dog 10 a.m. to noon. The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A afﬁliate of the Boston Red Sox, will place their individual game tickets for the 2012 season on sale on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Hadlock Field Box Ofﬁce. Phone and Internet orders will begin at noon. “The Sea Dogs will keep ticket prices the same for the ﬁfth consecutive season making the Sea Dogs Maine’s most affordable professional sports entertainment. The Sea Dogs have scheduled several activities for fans at Hadlock Field on Saturday, Nov. 5 to kick off the 2012 ticket sales. Slugger the Sea Dog will be available for photos by the Sea Dogs dugout from 10 a.m. to noon. The Sea Dogs will have guided tours of the ballpark including the clubhouse, press box, skybox, ﬁeld, and other areas at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Additionally, the Sea Dogs are offering fans the opportunity to win Season Tickets!” Fans may take ﬁve swings at Hadlock Field to try to hit a home run; hit a home run and win a Season Ticket for the 2012 season! Swing for Season Tickets is weather and ﬁeld conditions permitting. Fans must register at the ballpark when they arrive to take part.
Pink Tulip Project Bulb Planting 10 a.m. to noon. “Save the date for the fall bulb planting in the Friends of the Eastern Promenade Pink Tulip Project Garden. We’ll be planting bulbs beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 in front of the Cousins Memorial at the top of Cutter Street. You can donate now to the Friends of the Eastern Promenade Pink Tulip Project Garden in honor of someone in your life who has been affected by cancer. All proceeds beneﬁt the Women’s Cancer Fund at the Maine Cancer Foundation.” see next page
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Blaine House Food Drive for the Homeless 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Blaine House, Augusta. “With the holidays approaching the First Family would like to ensure others have food on their table. November 5 will be the third open house at the Blaine House to encourage food donations to be given to those in need. The Governor invites the public to tour the Blaine House with coffee and treats in exchange for non-perishable food items which will be donated to local homeless shelters.”
The Maine Brewers Festival 1:30 p.m. The Maine Brewers Festival is proud to announce its 18th year at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Maine, on Nov. 5. More than 15 breweries have signed up this year to participate in the craft beer tasting party, and more than 84 different types of Maine craft beer will be poured at two sessions. Tickets are still available at RSVP Liquors in Portland, Gritty’s Brewtique in Portland, as well as online at learnyourbeer.com. Festival attendees will receive a complimentary logoed tasting glass (real glass!) with tickets to enjoy 12, 4-oz pours of Maine craft beer. The Maine Brewers Festival will have some of the Maine craft beer founders—Shipyard, Gritty’s and Geary’s—joining the festival again this year, in addition to some of Maine’s staple brewers, including Allagash, Sebago, Federal Jack’s, Peak Organic, Run of the Mill, & Sea Dog. Newcomers Oxbow and Baxter will make their Maine Brewers Festival debut while the non-Portland brewers will be represented by Atlantic Brewing Company, Bar Harbor Brewing Company, Kennebec River Brewery, and Sheepscot Valley Brewing. The festival offers two sessions that repeat the schedule, beer and music. The Happy Hour Session is set to begin at 1:30 p.m. and the Evening Session will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before the taps do, but Portland Pie, Love Cupcakes of Maine, Napoleon’s Peanuts and Family Secrets will be serving food. Portland musicians will take the stage with Jonathan Edwards as the Headliner. Steve Jones will play second & Amy Allen will open the day.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival 4 p.m. Hosted by Friends of Casco Bay, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival will come to University of Southern Maine, Hannaford Hall, Portland. A reception to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Casco Baykeeper Joe Payne. Doors open at 4 p.m., popcorn and cash bar 4-5 p.m., ﬁlms 5-7 p.m., celebration following. Tickets: $15 (plus service fee), $20 at the door . FMI: www.cascobay.org.
Portland Boxing Club N.E. Championships 6 p.m. For the fourth consecutive year, the Portland Boxing Club has won the bid to host the 2011-2012 USA Boxing New England Championships. This tournament dates back 125 years with such notable World Champions from New England as John L Sullivan, Jack Sharkey, Rocky Marciano, Marvin Hagler, Tony Demarco — and this year’s special guest, “Irish” Micky Ward who will make an appearance at the Championship Finals. Ward was recently the subject of an Academy Award-nominated movie “The Fighter.” The Championships will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, and Sat-
Wendy Klemperer crafted salvaged industrial materials into wildlife sculptures, including this elk, on display at the Maine Audubon Society center at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. On Friday, Klemperer art will be unveiled at the Portland International Jetport. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) urday, Nov. 12 at the Portland Boxing Club, 33 Allen Ave., Portland and the Championship Finals will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the Stevens Ave Armory, 772 Stevens Ave., Portland. Doors opening at 6 p.m., bouts starting at 8 p.m. For more info call 761-0975 or visit www.portlandboxingclub.org.
Maine College of Art 37th annual Auction 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A beneﬁt to support the exhibiting artists and to provide scholarships for MECA students. Public Previews: Nov. 1-4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Friday Artwalk and Special Sale. Speciﬁc works available for purchase at fair market value, Nov. 4, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Auction tickets are $40 in advance by 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, or $50 at the door. Admission includes an array of food, beer and wine. Call 775.5098 for more information.
Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights dance event 7 p.m. “ALHAN Middle Eastern Music Ensemble and Jamileh present a Beneﬁt Arabic Dance Party featuring the dabke folk dance and classical Egyptian Belly Dancing. (Plus, a chance to accomplish your holiday gift-buying, choosing from beautiful Palestinian pottery, scarves, soaps, bracelets and more) for the Middle East Children’s Alliance,
Woodford’s Club 179 Woodford St., Portland (across the street from Woodford’s Congregational Church. Free parking). Adults, $15; seniors and students, $8; under 12, free. Discounts available to families. For further info, contact Bob Schaible: 239-8060; firstname.lastname@example.org. Help support the Maia Project to bring clean water to the children of Palestine. MECA is a nonproﬁt humanitarian aid organization based in Berkeley, Calif. They support children and families in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon through direct aid, including food, medical supplies, educational resources, ﬁnancial support and professional assistance to community organizations.”
Raqs Aﬁre at Mayo Street Arts 8 p.m. “Belly Dance Gala Show featuring Zaﬁrah of Montreal, Rosa Noreen, Cait Capaldi, Adira, Our Tribe of Boston and more! Special guest Zaﬁra of Montreal is a multi-award winning belly dancer and the queen of raqs sharqi improvisation. Enjoy performances by Zaﬁrah, show host Rosa Noreen and favorite local dancers performing a variety of styles of belly dance. All ages are welcome!” $10 adv, $12 at the door. Kids 10 and under free! Rosa: http://youtu. be/8ysPyC6nKjA; Zaﬁrah: http://youtu.be/b7F-sAkiuvw
The Portland Daily Sun, Wednesday, November 2, 2011