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‘Fore’ gone conclusion? Panel urges art’s removal BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

After months of debate, the Portland Public Art Committee voted unanimously last night to recommend removing the Old Port’s “Tracing the Fore” sculpture from the city’s collection. The unusual step goes before the city council for final approval during its first see ART page 6

Maine Irish center rebuilds, rebounds New lift part of historic renovation BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

ABOVE: Maine Irish Heritage Center board member Pat McBride shows a lift that is under construction as part of restoration of the former St. Dominic’s church. TOP: The Maine Irish Heritage Center rises above Gray Street. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTOS)

Talk about answering the bell. Built in 1888, the old St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church, hub of today’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, reached its low point architecturally when the church bell broke free and plunged from its tower. Volunteers rallied to the cause of saving the historic church and built it into what is today the Maine Irish Heritage Center, a cultural repository and community center. “The bell fell in May of 2006, and in April of 2007, the basement

“The farmers are happy, and the customers keep coming back.” — Pat McBride, on the Portland Winter Farmer’s Market, held at the Maine Irish Heritage Center flooded, and they hadn’t reopened from the bell falling. ... It really didn’t reopen until June of 2008. We’re coming up on the third anniversary. It’s been like starting over,” said Pat McBride, board

The Spillway chairs at Sugarloaf are being replaced. (Sugarloaf photo)

Ride Spillway while you can BY MARTY BASCH SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

I thought I might get melancholy. Maybe even misty eyed. That didn’t happen. Instead I couldn’t wait for the old gray mare to get to the top of the run so I could begin mine. With the word out that Sugarloaf is replacing the Spillway chairs, I thought it would be a good time to head up the Carrabassett Valley legend and ride the old lift one last time before saying goodbye on a bluebird Tuesday with temps in

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In wake of criticism, Commerce Secretary unveils NOAA reforms

Time for a telethon?

NOAA moves from being a joke to truly dangerous

See the story on page 3

See Bob Higgins on page 4

See Curtis Robinson’s column on page 5


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LOS ANGELES — When Alexandra Wallace recorded her rant about Asian students using cellphones in the library at the University of California, Los Angeles, she was alone, speaking to her computer. But since she posted the threeminute video to YouTube, Ms. Wallace, a third-year political science student at UCLA, has achieved a sudden, unwelcome celebrity: her video has been viewed by millions of people, and she has become the subject of nationwide condemnation and the catalyst of a debate about racial intolerance and free speech. “Please expel this ignorant woman immediately,” Kiki Gyrle wrote on Facebook, where there are many posts about Ms. Wallace, some too profane to print. “Tolerating such discourse of hate and racism is now being construed as policy to condone such tirades.” In the video, Ms. Wallace complains about Asian students in the school library using their cellphones to call family members after the tsunami in Japan. At one point, she mimics people speaking an Asian language. Robert Hernandez, a professor of Internet journalism at the University of Southern California, said Ms. Wallace’s story served as a reminder of the need to be aware of your “digital footprint” in the Internet age. “People feel a false sense of privacy on the Internet that isn’t there,” he said. Ms. Wallace has removed her video from YouTube, and issued an apology to the UCLA student newspaper. She could not be reached for comment. Still, others have reposted the video online, along with parodies, remixes and responses, and diatribes against Ms. Wallace have continued. She has also received threats by phone and e-mail. On Monday, UCLA’s chancellor, Gene Block, released a statement that deemed the video “thoughtless and hurtful” and called for a more civil discourse. Officials said the university was looking into possible disciplinary action against Ms. Wallace.

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More people like LePage than voted for him, poll finds BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

About 38 percent of Maine voters supported Gov. Paul LePage in last November’s gubernatorial election, but a new poll released this week suggests the Republican has an approval rating higher than that vote count. But most of the state still does not approve of the governor. In a survey conducted between March 3 and March 6 by Raleigh, N.C.based Public Policy Polling released this week, 43 percent of Mainers said LePage they approved of LePage’s performance as governor, while 48 percent did not approve. Another 9 percent had no opinion. The poll surveyed 1,247 Maine voters, and

has a margin of error of 2.8 percent. LePage narrowly defeated four other candidates last fall, receiving 38 percent of the vote. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler was closest, with 37 percent of the vote. Less than 20 percent of voters supported Democrat Libby Mitchell. Perhaps not surprisingly, the conservative LePage rates worst among those who consider themselves “very liberal” or “somewhat liberal,” with 88 percent and 79 percent, respectively, saying they disapprove of his performance. Of those who call themselves somewhat or very conservative, 74 and 86 percent of respondents approve of the governor’s performance, the poll finds. LePage rates poorly with moderates, likely a key constituency in any re-election campaign, according to the survey. Some 57 percent of self-described moderates disapprove of LePage’s job performance job thus far, while 32 percent approve. A spokesman for LePage did not immediately

return a call seeking comment on the poll. Maine’s two U.S. senators and U.S. congressmen all rate higher than the governor. Democratic U.S. Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree had 54 percent and 45 percent favorability ratings, according to the poll. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican, has a 56 percent approval rating. She has the highest support from those who self-identify as “somewhat liberal” and “moderate,” with 66 percent and 71 percent approval, respectively. Some 27 percent of “very conservative” survey takers approve of Collin’s job performance. PPP says Collins’ approval is still not as popular as fellow Republican senator Olympia Snowe, whose approval numbers were not released as part of this poll. The poll also finds that a plurality of respondents support gay marriage, though still not a majority. Some 47 percent of respondents support legalizing gay marriage, while 45 percent oppose such a measure and eight percent weren’t sure how they felt about it.

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Officials in Cape Elizabeth, looking to generate revenues to offset maintenance costs at Fort Williams, are moving closer to a vote that would allow food vendors at the townowned park, the Portland Press Herald is reporting. The town council could finalize the plan as soon as next week. As proposed, five permits allowing sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages would be awarded to vendors in three locations in the park, the paper is reporting. Permits are expected to cost at least $2,000 each.

under a townhouse that also houses French pre-school. The space lacks a full kitchen, and diners in need of a restroom must enter a back room that also houses a dish washing station. The new space, formerly home to the furniture store Utopia Designs, will have seating for more than 50 people, and a full kitchen that will allow for an expanded menu, the paper says. Renovations at the new space, formerly home to the furniture store Utopia Designs, are expected to cost $200,000, the paper says. It’s not immediately clear whether the restaurant, one of Portland’s only BYOB establishments, will continue that practice at the new location.

Miyake Japanese restaurant moving to the Old Port

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Miyake, the popular Japanese restaurant that’s known for its exotic sushi rolls and for allowing patrons to bring their own alcoholic beverages, is moving from its current West End location to the Old Port, MaineBiz is reporting. The restaurant, which is moving to 468 Fore St. in May, will also apply for a license to serve alcohol and beer, potentially ending its permissive BYOB rules. Four the past four years, Miyake has operated out of a 31-seat space at 129 Spring St.,

Henry VIII’s, a restaurant that specializes in roast beef sandwiches, has announced plans to shut down April 1, according to the Portland Press Herald. The restaurant’s owner tells the paper that increasing food prices and not enough customers made it impossible to cover expenses. Alice Olcott, who bought the business in 2006, tells the paper she is also planning to close another Henry VIII’s location she owns in Kennebunkport. A Henvy VIII Carvery

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Facing fishermen’s ire, Locke unveils draft policies Pingree: ‘I’ve been really troubled by the way NOAA has unfairly enforced fisheries regulations’ BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Amid congressional inquiries and fishermen's complaints of abusive enforcement by the nation's fisheries regulator, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on Wednesday rolled out a set of policies aimed at reforming how the government handles fines and other penalties against fishermen. The policies would include a new curtailment of how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration could use money generated from asset forfeiture — a source of concern for members of Congress. “I’ve been really troubled by the way NOAA has unfairly enforced fisheries regulations,” U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, said in a press release. “This announcement shows Pingree that Secretary Locke wants to improve that. We shouldn’t treat fishermen like they are criminals.” NOAA announced that fishermen and businesses will have until May 6 to submit complaints about excessive penalties and request a stay of federal fines while the complaints are being reviewed. Last spring Pingree brought Eric Schwaab, the top federal fisheries official, to Maine and talked to him about fisheries enforcement problems. Then late last year Pingree and Commerce Secretary Locke met with Maine fishermen to talk about this issue. “All we are asking is for federal officials to listen to fishermen,” Pingree said. “I’m glad that NOAA is taking this step and it’s a sign they are willing to work to address this important issue.” In December, North Carolina Congressman Walter B. Jones, a Republican who has joined Massachusetts Democrats Barney Frank and John Tierney in challenging federal fisheries management, stepped up the call for reforming how NOAA handles money and other assets taken in from fishing violations. In a letter to NOAA chief Administrator Jane

Lubchenco, Jones cited a recent audit commissioned by the Inspector General's Office that highlighted agency problems. "It also proved what fishermen have long suspected," he wrote, stating that "allowing NOAA Fisheries to retain the proceeds from forfeitures, seizures, fines and penalties against fishermen gives the agency a perverse incentive to continue its abusive enforcement practices against fishermen." Jones wrote that "this conflict of interest must be eliminated." Locke on Wednesday agreed, spelling out six policies that would tighten the rules. "It's my strong belief that there can never be a perception that there is a conflict of interest among our law enforcement personnel, that our law enforcement personnel may benefit from the penalties they impose," Locke said. The additional enforcement reforms launched by Locke and NOAA include: • Finalizing the Asset Forfeiture Fund Use Policy that restricts the uses of the fund in order to ensure there is no conflict of interest — real or perceived — with the use of the money. • Launching an independent audit of the AFF that will include a targeted review of transactions going back to 2004 to determine if there was fraud or other illegal activity. • Opening an appeal window to allow fisherman and businesses that wish to come forward to submit a complaint to the person in charge of reviewing cases, called the Special Master. • Allowing fishermen and businesses to request a stay of penalty payment as part of the complaint process. • Issuing a new nationwide penalty policy that provides consistency and greater transparency on the assessment of penalties and permit sanctions throughout the country. • Working with fishery councils, fishermen and stakeholders to streamline and simplify fishing regulations. "It will ensure that fishermen who believe they have been wronged will have an appropriate avenue of redress," Locke said in a conference call about the

recommendations. A "Review of NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Programs and Operations, Final Report" from January 2010" alluded to "a highly-charged regulatory climate and dysfunctional relationship between NOAA and the fishing industry — particularly in the Northeast Region. If not addressed by NOAA’s senior leadership, these issues have the potential to further strain the tenuous relationship that exists in the Northeast Region, and to become problematic in NOAA’s other regions." Locke said he has met with fishermen in New England to discuss charges of abusive enforcement. The January 2010 report highlighted the conflictof-interest argument, noting that the perception existed that "OLE (Office for Law Enforcement) agents and GCEL (Office of General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation) attorneys have a motive to fine fishermen because proceeds from fines and penalties go into an account that funds OLE and GCEL operations." The report also stated that "the perception exists that NOAA is intentionally putting small fishermen out of business in favor of corporate fishing entities." Locke cited the role of federal fisheries law, including the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which authorizes the Secretary of Commerce through NOAA "to pay certain enforcement related costs from sums received as fines, penalties and forfeitures of property for violations of any marine resource law enforced by the Secretary." Locke said NOAA "has had to strike a difficult balance over the last couple of years" as the agency tried to restore dwindling stocks and end overfishing. "If the science supports raising catch limits, that's what we will do," he said. For a copy of the "Draft Policy for the Assessment of Civil Administrative Penalties and Permit Sanctions " by the NOAA Office of the General Counsel — Enforcement and Litigation, or of the Inspector General's Report of January 2010, visit http://projects.ecr.gov/noaaenforcementsummit2010.

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him. He reportedly told court security officials he didn’t remember having the gun with him, the paper said.

A New Gloucester man accused of trying to bring a handgun into Portland District Court faces multiple charges, the Portland Press Herald is reporting. The paper says Val Graffa, 42, was arrested Friday and charged with having a gun in a courthouse, carrying a concealed weapon and violating a temporary Graffa protection-fromabuse order. The paper says courthouse security officials noticed the gun, a .45-caliber Bond Arms, two-shot Derringer style handgun, as Graffa’s belongings passed through an X-Ray machine. The gun was empty, and no ammunition was found with Graffa. The Press Herald said Graffa’s was in court because an ex-girlfriend filed a protection-from-abuse order against

Autopsy: Grant St. fire victim died of smoke inhalation The State Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that a 43-yearold man killed in fire Tuesday morning on Grant Street died from smoke inhalation. The victim was identified as Roland Sapaukas, who lived in the apartment building at 65 Grant St. Portland police said in a statement that the death was accidental. Firefighters arrived at the blaze, reported at 8 a.m., to find Sapaukas in the kitchen suffering from severe burns, police said. Authorities believe a kitchen clothing ignited while he was near an electric stove in the apartment.

Gurney sentenced to 60 years for Sarnacki slaying Chad Gurney, who was found guilty in February of murdering exgirlfriend Zoe Sarnacki in 2009, was

sentenced yesterday to 60 years in prison. That sentence, handed down by Judge Roland Cole in Cumberland County Superior Court, includes 10 years for an arson conviction and 50 for the murder conviction. Gurney strangled and decapitated Sarnacki in his Cumberland Avenue apartment on May 25, 2009, then lit her body on fire. Cole in February

found that Gurney was guilty of murdering Sarnacki, rejecting defense arguments that the 29-year-old was not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. The Portland Press Herald reports that with good behavior and credit for time served, Gurney will be in his 70s by the time he is eligible for release.

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No place for chimpanzee research Editor: Rosie was chemically immobilized 99 times by laboratory workers. The 29-year-old chimpanzee was finally granted a reprieve from testing in 2001, but the government recently moved her and 13 others back into laboratory cages. As a physician, I am concerned about the millions of dollars spent on decades of experiments using chimpanzees, which inflict untold pain and suffering upon these highly intelligent animals and have generally turned out to be a poor method of studying human diseases. A few months after the 14 were transferred from Alamogordo, N.M., NIH granted 186 chimpanzees remaining at the New Mexico nonresearch facility a reprieve from further experimentation while the Institute of Medicine conducts an in-depth analysis of chimpanzee experimentation. But Rosie and her 13 companions remain at Texas Biomed, a controversial laboratory with a poor animal care record, where they have already been subjected to multiple liver biopsies and other procedures that require chemical immobilization. The United States is the only industrialized nation still using chimpanzees for invasive experiments. I hope NIH will focus on modern methods that offer the most hope for human health — and allow these chimpanzees to live out their remaining years in the peace of a sanctuary. Hope Ferdowsian, M.D., M.P.H. Director of Research Policy Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Washington, D.C.

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So, when is the telethon? I’ve written about disaster relief efforts before, and the profound confusion that usually accompanies such efforts. Viewing the news over the last week, I can see that Mr. Murphy and his law associates have been busily at work in Japan. Just about every damned thing that could go wrong, did, or has. This is not one of those “Why don’t they get it right?” kind of columns, folks. In a greater sense, looking at all that has happened over the nearly week gone by since the initial disaster, planners there seem to have gotten a lot more right than wrong. Here’s a good example. Just last night, I was viewing the latest images from Sendai when something stuck me. Local officials had plowed a path through the rubble of homes and mud. Residents had gone in, searching the former homesites, and started making neat an orderly piles of debris on the sites of their homes. On Wednesday, a frequent reader passed along a letter from a friend of his in that region. She passes on that she is alright, sharing space and food with others by candlelight, and frequently references the behavior of the residents of that town. They are

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist sharing, pulling together, not fighting over spots in line for water. Here are two quick excerpts. “Other unexpected touches of beauty are first, the silence at night. No cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled. The mountains are Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them silhouetted against the sky magnificently.” “And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need help. I see no signs of fear.

Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no.” Picture that happening here. Go ahead. Try. As a nation, we all pull together in times of adversity. Katrina, the BP Spill in the Gulf, the Haitian Earthquake just last year all come to mind. We step up and offer a hand. That is what neighbors do. Each and every one of the above incidents even had a telethon style fundraiser. Most missed the one for BP, since it was only done by Larry King, and managed to raise about 1.8 million. But it happened. So where is the fundraiser, the telethon for Japan? Being high on the list of industrialized nations kind of puts them at a disadvantage. People seem to think “Oh, they’ll be fine” and continue chomping down the cheeseburgers. Perhaps, and I’m just tossing this out there, we should hold a telethon, if not on the national level, at least on the local one. Yes, I’m eyeballing you, local TV stations. OK, well, two of you. The third will be tied up in bracket madness for the next month, so they sort of get a pass. Besides, see HIGGINS page 5


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NOAA moves from being a joke to truly dangerous For fans of Dirk Pitt, the James Bond-ish hero of all those Clive Cussler novels, it was often a pleasant surprise when we discovered there really was a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. What a shame that leadership of the agency has evolved from a national joke to a seriously dangerous rogue bureaucracy. Think not? We’ll get to their crimes against New England fishermen soon enough, but let’s just start with the BP spill in the Gulf. When “the federal government” made those lowball early spill estimates, that was NOAA. When the government announced “the vast majority of oil was gone” when it clearly wasn’t, that was NOAA. Around the Gulf, the agency has pretty much replaced FEMA as the icon of inept federal presence, and that took some doing. Playing the role of FEMA director Michael D. “heck of a job” Brownie in this debacle is NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, who was ushered into the job by a warm media embrace but has proven that running these agencies is not for the inexperienced. This week, in the kind of comprehensive damage control response Gulf residents could only wish for during the BP disaster, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke “... announced that he would allow fishermen and businesses until May 6, 2011 to submit complaints about potentially excessive enforcement penalties to the Special Master for review, as well as request stays of their penalties as part of the complaint process. This is part of a series of ongoing improvements to NOAA’s Law Enforcement System. The Secretary and NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco also announced policy changes aimed at strengthening, simplifying and improving both the enforcement and regulatory process for fishermen and businesses.” All that official-speak comes as NOAA faces repeated cries for a special prosecutor to look into its practices. The Obama Administration has found the allegations hard to ignore, especially when a February “60 Minutes” report noted a few investigative items, like: • The {Dept. of Commerce} Inspector General found that $30 million the fishermen paid in fines went to a NOAA fund with no oversight. The fund was used by regulators to buy more cars (202) than agents (172) and for trips to fishing conferences in exotic

Curtis Robinson ––––– Usually Reserved locales such as Australia, Malaysia and Norway. It was also used to purchase a $300,000 ‘luxury vessel’ used by government employees for ‘fishing trips.’” • NOAA officials in Washington had a “shredding party” destroying garbage bags full of documents. The shredding truck pulled up right outside NOAA’s enforcement headquarters, where the agency’s top cop later admitted he destroyed 75 percent to 80 percent of his total files. • As an example of NOAA abuse, in 2009 NOAA fined a fisheman $19,000 for catching about 20 extra codfish — nearly three years after he caught them. A fine, he says, that destroyed his one-man operation. Here’s an example of how bad it’s become. Sen. John Kerry is calling the Obama Administration out on fishing issues and promising to hold field meetings of his powerful Senate Commerce Committee “somewhere in Massachusetts.” Meanwhile, the fishing industry’s feelings — at least those that can be expressed in polite society — were conveyed in recent testimony before a U.S. Senate Commerce Committee subcommittee when Vito Giacalone, the policy director of the Northeast Seafood Coalition, described a common New England perception that enforcement has been an “improper scheme” involving government officials, recreational fishing interests and “the pro-catch share environmental community, and perhaps NOAA itself.” Most of the issues swirl around a NOAA program called catch-share that NOAA’s Lubchenco has made a cornerstone of her policy. Sen. Kerry and others say the result of the allotment policy has been to destroy smaller fishing operations at the benefit of large companies and consolidate the industry. The senator even says it’s time for NOAA to admit failure. How does that fit into enforcement abuse? NOAA critics say the abuse was just to get them on-board with the new regulations or get rid of their operations.

Fishing boats, including the Paulo Marc commercial fishing vessel, line up along the Portland’s fish pier on Union Wharf. (CASEY CONLEY FILE PHOTO)

So the debate here isn’t about fishing policy, any more than Watergate was about hotel security. It’s about how long an administration that campaigned on transparency and advocacy for common folks tolerates leadership of an agency that blows millions of dollars of fines on cars and yachts and then shreds documents in the face of an investigation. And, oh yeah, and it’s the same agency that first lies about how much oil BP is pumping into the Gulf, then lies about how much is left. And while Sen. Kerry doesn’t use the term “lie,” he has complained that the NOAA fisheries service provided information that did not “accurately” reflect the status of the fishery while “improperly withholding market reports and other data on the catch share regimen now nearing the end of its rollout year.” Meanwhile, fishing regulation, of course, continues, and Maine Congresswoman Chellie Pingree is asking the nation’s top fisheries regulator to “... hold a hearing in Maine and allow more time for comment on proposed bluefin tuna fishing regulations. “ Says Pingree in a press announcement: “The Obama Administration is proposing rules that would impact Maine fishermen, but aren’t giving Maine fishermen a chance to weigh in on the rules without having to drive to Massachusetts for a hearing next

week... dropping everything and going to Gloucester with no more than a week’s notice just isn’t practical for many commercial fishermen.” You may recall that last year Pingree criticized the Obama Administration for considering an endangered species listing for bluefin tuna. “I’m concerned that the Administration isn’t in touch with what is actually happening in Maine,” Pingree said. “For decades Maine tuna fishermen have acted responsibly, they’ve conducted research at their own expense and done everything they can to make sure that tuna aren’t over fished. Now I’m concerned that they will be subjected to unnecessary regulations that could put them out of business.” No kidding. For my money, I’d take the consensus from any pre-dawn breakfast crowd at Becky’s over every fishing policy expert inside the Beltway. It’s hard to imagine the horror that rank-and-file NOAA employees must feel as the Keystone Cops convert their once-proud agency into the next “Minerals Management Service.” Now, it seems the only question remaining is how long it takes President Obama to embrace some older fishing policy insight and wisdom: The fish always rots from the head. (Curtis Robinson is editor of The Portland Daily Sun. Contact him at curtis@portlanddailysun.me.)

Portland’s Sister City Shinagawa didn’t escape earthquake’s damage HIGGINS from page 4

they held the one for Haiti relief. Our “Sister City,” Shinagawa, is located miles from the disaster zone, but according to their city website, even their location outside of Tokyo didn’t escape damage. The translation of the letter from the mayor of Shinagawa tells that there was at least one small fire, slightly under a hundred broken windows, 37 stuck elevators, a bunch of cracked walls, a couple of fallen ceilings, and four “water service explosions.”

Temporarily, they even took in over 1,500 refugees, stuck in a local train station. I’m not suggesting that we call Greg Brooks over at Sub Sea Research/Sea Hunter fame and ask him to pack up his boat for another trip like he did for Haiti. I’m not even suggesting, as somebody else did, we fill a jumbo jet with lasagna, the internationally recognized food of grief and healing. If we can’t or won’t do the telethon thing, we can at least work the social networks, On Wednesday, the “Maine Japan Earthquake Relief Effort” page hit Facebook, as well as statements from the Governor

about our “Sister-State” of Aomori in Japan. There are thousands of ways to help, including donating to the International Red Cross. But I still like the old style telethon, a rousing mixture of entertainment and fundraising, interspersed with heart tugging videos. Somehow, it just feels like you did more than sending a check or donating via text message of REDCROSS to 90999. Perhaps the lasagna plane isn’t a bad idea after all. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)


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Artist retains the right to match any bid made for piece ART from page one

April meeting. It will be the latest step in an ongoing controversy over the landscape installation that began in earnest last summer when Boothby Square business owners circulated a petition to removed the piece, citing aesthetic and even safety concerns. Arts officials disputed that there were any safety issues. But the aesthetic argument was a different story. “It’s been fermenting for quite a long time, it went the way we expected it to go,” said Tony Muench, chair of the PPAC’s Tracing the Fore subcommittee. “It’s been a learning curve for sure,” he said.

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the mid-30s, sunshine and hardly any wind. It was sweet. Everything comes to an end. The old gondola came and went. Paul Schipper’s incredible streak is a memory. And soon are the present day Spillway chairs. Given their infamy of late, it’s a welcome change. The Spillway East chairlift derailed Dec. 28, 2010 sending five chairs to the snow, resulting in several injuries and a pending lawsuit (according to ESPN). Sugarloaf announced it will replace the Spillway lifts, part of a $4.3 million off-season upgrade that includes more expansion (135 acres) of backcountry terrain at Burnt Mountain. The $3 million fixed grip Dopplemayr quad chair will be installed along the same path as the Spillway East chair. The old lifts are scheduled to be taken down in May with the new lift slated to be constructed and completed by midNovember. “When we announced the Sugarloaf 2020 plan last summer we said that a new Spillway was the top priority in our lift replacement strategy,” said general manager John Diller in a release. The new quad will feature a conveyor loading system (fellow Maine resort Shawnee Peak installed one last December and after a couple of wobbly starts on my part I can report that the thing works), which will allow the lift to run at speeds of up to 500 feet per minute. The lift will

travel 3,746 feet, rise 1,457 vertical feet, feature a total of 16 towers, and will be powered by a 400 horsepower motor. An additional 400 horsepower Cummins Diesel engine will serve as a backup. Skiers slide onto a moving belt before sitting in the chairs. Sugarloaf is also a cold and windy spot. Having lifts on wind hold is part of the experience. According to the resort, the new lift’s been designed to be as wind-resistant as possible. It will travel at a lower height, and installed closer to the treeline to reduce its exposure to wind. The chairs will be heavier than a standard four-person chair, making them more wind-resistant and less susceptible to chair-swing. Given the December accident, there’s no doubt there are those riding the existing lift wondering if something like that will happen again. This will allay those concerns. The Spillway chairs access the mountain’s middle and are instrumental in the area’s traffic flow and getting to other lifts. It is a welcoming development. With spring skiing comes announcements of season passes for next season plus spring-loaded events. Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Loon (over there in New Hampshire) have put next season’s New England Pass and College New England Pass on the market on line. Though you can’t use it this season, you can use a new payment plan that begins with $50 at purchase before April 30 and then make four equal and automatic payments thereafter. Prices start at $369 for the Bronze

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member with the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Today, Chretien Construction Inc. of Saco is installing a lift that will accommodate a wheelchair and one person, providing handicapped access to three floors of the building. The lift should be finished in three or four weeks, McBride estimated, just in time for spring. “When we start to have our weddings upstairs, we’ll have our lift,” she said. In November, the center acquired a new propane-fed heating system that heats the library. The center still lacks heat for its massive sanctuary, but board members are hoping to secure a grant to pay for that additional heating system, McBride said. The center stays busy, with a Saturday farmer’s market that started this year and a host of events. see next page

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“It seems like there’s something going on every day here,” McBride said. A Not So Silent Auction at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 is one of the center’s main fundraisers. In June, the center celebrates Bloomsday. On Saturdays through the end of April from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the center hosts the Portland Winter Farmer’s Market. “It’s been very successful, we’ve had 15 to 18 farmers every week, and we’ve had live music every week. The farmers are happy, and the customers keep coming back,” McBride said. The center is involved in staging the Saltwater Music Festival at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick on July 31, and the center will host a concert at the center the night before the festival opens. The building houses a nonprofit museum, library and genealogy space. Matthew Barker, genealogist at the center, said, “We have people donating things every week. ... We’ve got documents, photos, books, and then we’ve got these types of things that you can’t put in any type of category, you call them artifacts.” More bookshelves may be in order, based on the surge of interest. “We’re running out of room,” Barker said.

The sanctuary of the old St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church remains a popular draw with the public. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

St. Patrick’s Day events Today at noon, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Irish American Club of Maine and members of Claddagh Mor Pipe Band welcome the public to the annual raising of the Irish flag. Participants will leave the Maine Irish Heritage Center shortly before noon and proceed to Harbor View Park for a short ceremony. Afterward, the public is invited to an open house at the Maine Irish Heritage Center for tea, coffee, soda bread and scones. The event features live music, tours, access to the center’s library and genealogy assistance. Visit www.maineirish.com for details. At 11 a.m. today, the University of Southern Maine will host a St. Pat’s celebration in the cafeteria at the Woodbury Campus Center, Portland. Sponsored by Portland Events Board, Commuter Assistance Program and Portland Student Life.

In the sanctuary, Maine Irish Heritage Center board member Pat McBride discusses ongoing restoration of the former St. Dominic’s church where the center is headquartered. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)


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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, March 17, the 76th day of 2011. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1861, Victor Emmanuel II was proclaimed the first king of a united Italy. On this date: In A.D. 461 (or A.D. 493, depending on sources), St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died in Saul. In 1762, New York’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place. In 1776, British forces evacuated Boston during the Revolutionary War. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt first likened crusading journalists to a man with “the muckrake in his hand” in a speech to the Gridiron Club in Washington. In 1910, the Camp Fire Girls organization was formed. (It was formally presented to the public on this date two years later.) The U.S. National Museum, a precursor to the National Museum of Natural History, opened in Washington, D.C. In 1941, the National Gallery of Art opened in Washington, D.C. In 1950, scientists at the University of California at Berkeley announced they had created a new radioactive element, “californium.” In 1966, a U.S. midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from an American bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain. In 1970, the United States cast its first veto in the U.N. Security Council. (The U.S. killed a resolution that would have condemned Britain for failure to use force to overthrow the white-ruled government of Rhodesia.) In 1992, 29 people were killed in the truck bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. One year ago: Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter became the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue Congress if it passed health reforms requiring residents to buy insurance. Today’s Birthdays: Jazz/New Age musician Paul Horn is 81. Rock musician Paul Kantner is 70. Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 68. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian is 67. Rock musician Harold Brown is 65. Actor Patrick Duffy is 62. Actor Kurt Russell is 60. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 57. Actor Gary Sinise is 56. Actor Christian Clemenson is 53. Actress Vicki Lewis is 51. Actor Casey Siemaszko (sheh-MA’-zshko) is 50. Writer-director Rob Sitch is 49. Actor Rob Lowe is 47. Rock singer Billy Corgan is 44. Actor Mathew St. Patrick is 43. Rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur is 39. Soccer player Mia Hamm is 39. Actress Amelia Heinle is 38. Actress Marisa Coughlan is 37. Actress Brittany Daniel is 35. Actress Eliza Hope Bennett is 19.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for more than 20 years. He is a very good-looking man. His co-workers are mostly women. Yes, I am jealous, and I have good reason to be. When we married, he was loving, caring and gave me lots of attention. My whole life changed due to health problems. Now, I barely get a kiss as he leaves for work. Even though my health has improved, he stopped sleeping in our bedroom several years ago and hasn’t returned. He thinks coming home, eating what I cook and retiring to the recliner is sufficient attention. Also, he told me the company arranged for him and a female employee to have a meeting once a week in his office. This bothered me because she called his cell phone in the evening. This went on for several months until I confronted him. He accused me of being jealous. What should I do? Stay here and be a dishrag? Or move on with my life? He refuses to go for counseling or see a pastor. -- Going Mad Dear Going Mad: Even if your husband refuses counseling, you should go anyway. You are obviously unhappy, and it sounds as if your marriage has been in trouble for a while. Please talk to someone who can help you find better ways to deal with your situation. Dear Annie: I am 18 years old, get good grades in college, stay out of trouble and am a good daughter. I recently got a small tattoo. I live at home and have not yet told my father about it. He has double standards when it comes to my brother and me. My brother is three years older and has a large tattoo. But I know Dad will be angry about mine, even though he was perfectly fine with my brother getting one, and he has one himself. How do I tell him? I know it is bad to hide it, but I figure the

longer he doesn’t see it the easier it will be to tell him in the future. He won’t see it if I don’t show it to him. Maybe he’ll read this letter and not be so upset. -- Tatted Dear Tatted: Did you pay for the tattoo yourself? If so, Dad does not have to know about it. You are, after all, a legal adult. However, it is usually best to bite the bullet and get it over with. Dad may respond more positively than you think, and if not, his anger won’t last forever. Dear Annie: The letter from “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” who judged her daughter-in-law’s housekeeping skills, struck a nerve. I disagree with your advice that she ask her son about helping to pay for a housekeeper. I own a business that puts me in hundreds of family homes. The immaculate house is far more rare than one would think. That mother-in-law’s complaints about the housekeeping could be said about many homes. Perhaps the mother-in-law needs to be told not to judge her daughter-in-law. Her son and grandson are not victims. They can clean, too. Perhaps the daughter-in-law likes a more livedin look. Perhaps she has better things to do with her time than clean. Perhaps the mother-in-law should stay home. Her son is an adult and has his own life, whether his mother likes it or not. -- Annoyed in Virginia Dear Virginia: We agree that a home does not have to be a showplace, but this daughter-in-law is a hoarder with several cats and a new baby on the way. It wouldn’t take much to push that situation over the edge, and we thought she could use a helping hand -- but not directly from her mother-inlaw. Annie’s Snippet for St. Patrick’s Day (author unknown): For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way, good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Prickly City

by Scott Stantis

Qaddafi forces attack rebel stronghold in West TRIPOLI, Libya (NY Times) — A day after routing a ragtag army in an eastern town near the rebel capital of Benghazi, forces loyal to Col. Muammar elQaddafi launched attacks Wednesday on the city of Misurata, the last rebel stronghold in western Libya. Phone lines, electricity and water were cut off as government forces used tanks and heavy artillery to bombard the city of several hundred thousand 125 miles east of the capital, Tripoli. A rebel spokesman said at least 11 people in Misurata had been killed during the attack, including three civilians, but by mid-afternoon the rebels had repelled the assault. After retreating, he said, the government opened up with artillery. “They couldn’t enter the town so they started shelling from the outside,” said the spokesman, who said he was relying on a private generator and a satellite telephone to communicate. The Qaddafi forces applied similar tactics during more than six days of fighting — conducting raid by day and retreating at night — before they retook the rebel-held town of Zawiyah. A further assault appeared all but inevitable as Colonel Qaddafi moved to stamp out the rebel forces across Libya. Seif al-Islam, the eldest of the Libyan leader’s sons, promised in a television interview on Wednesday that fighting would be finished “in 48 hours.” On Tuesday in the eastern town of Ajdabiya, rebel defenses rapidly folded before a withering assault by tanks, warplanes and artillery that delivered blasts of incoming fire every few seconds. As the shelling intensified, hundreds of cars packed with children, mattresses, suitcases — anything that could be grabbed and packed in — careered through the streets as residents fled. Long lines of cars could be seen on the highway heading north to Benghazi, about 100 miles away. In Benghazi itself, though, there were no signs of preparations for a vigorous defense, and there were reports on Tuesday night that rebels might have retaken parts of Ajdabiya. Witnesses said that by evening rebel fighters seemed to be patrolling the streets, and there was speculation that loyalist soldiers might have withdrawn to the perimeter after overrunning the city, a pattern they have followed in previous battles. Amid the conflicting reports on Tuesday night, gunfire — apparently celebratory — could be heard throughout Benghazi, where tracer bullets lit up the sky. Nevertheless, the barrage in Ajdabiya offered a loud and ferocious counterpoint to stalled efforts by Western diplomats to agree on help for the retreating rebels, like a no-flight zone, even as Colonel Qaddafi warned the insurgents on Tuesday that they had only two choices: surrender or flee. On Wednesday, the French foreign minister, Alain Juppé, ’wrote on his blog that several Arab nations had offered to take part in possible military action in support of the rebels, though he did not specify which countries those were. France and Britain have called for targeted airstrikes on Colonel Qaddafi’s forces, but have thus far not found broad support. With the advances made by loyalists, there is growing consensus in the Obama administration that imposing a no-flight zone over Libya would no longer make much of a difference, a senior official said. Just moving the ships and planes into place to impose an effective no-flight zone, the official said, would take until April, too late to help rebels hunkered down in Benghazi. President Obama met with his National Security Council on Tuesday to consider a variety of other options to respond to the deteriorating situation. Among those options are jamming Libyan government radio signals and financing the rebel forces with $32 billion in Libyan government and Qaddafi family funds frozen by the United States. That money could be used for weapons or relief. Officials said that meeting broke without a decision.


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World focusing on crippled nuclear reactor, radiation levels up Japan to continue work at nuclear reactor site Surging radiation levels forced Japan to order emergency workers to temporarily withdraw from its crippled nuclear plant today, losing time in a desperate operation to cool the overheating reactors — the most urgent crisis from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The technicians were dousing the nuclear reactors with seawater in a frantic effort to cool them when they had to retreat in the late morning. The plant’s operator ordered the technicians back to the site in the evening after radiation levels subsided. In the hours in between, it was not clear what if any operations continued. Officials gave only sparse information about reactors. But conditions at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant appeared to be worsening. White steam-like clouds drifted up from one reactor which, the government said, likely emitted the burst of radiation that led to the workers’ withdrawal. The plant’s operator reported a fire at another reactor for the second time in two days. At one point, national broadcaster NHK showed military helicopters lifting off to survey radiation levels above the complex, preparing to dump water onto the most troubled reactors in a desperate effort to cool them down. The defence ministry later said those flights were a drill, and it had no plans to make an airborne water drop. — The Independent, London

Smoke escapes from crippled nuclear plant White smoke was seen rising from the troubled No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. The smoke is believed to have come from the temporary storage pool for spent nuclear fuel rods in the reactor’s outer containment building. Reactors at the Fukushima plant have been running into trouble due to power shortages in the wake of the magnitude-9.0 quake Friday that has left thousands of people in the Tohoku region dead or missing. Earlier in the day, the plant’s No. 4 reactor also was hit by a fire around 5:15 a.m. (local time), which is believed to have occurred around its temporary storage pool for spent nuclear fuel. A separate fire occurred in the No. 4 reactor on the previous day. After the major quake, circulation of the cooling water in the storage pools of both reactors stopped, and radiation levels around them shot up, making it impossible for plant workers and others to approach the pools. If the cooling water in the pools continues to evaporate, there is a possibility that a massive amount of radioactive substances will escape from the reactors, experts warned. Given the critical situation, the government began considering the option

The city of Kesennuma, shown Wednesday, was devastated by last week’s tsunami (Philippe Lopez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images/New York Times).

of having Self-Defense Forces helicopters drop water on the No. 3 reactor from above. — The Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo

Workers try to restore power at nuclear plant SENDAI, Japan — Japanese engineers were Thursday focusing their efforts on restoring the power supply to a quake-damaged nuclear plant in an attempt to reactivate its cooling system and avert a meltdown. Last Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami knocked out the power supply and back-up generators at the Fukushima No. 1 plant on the Pacific coast, some 250 kilometres (155 miles) northeast of Tokyo. The lack of power has sent temperatures soaring in reactors with fuel rods being exposed as the cooling water evaporated and emitting hydrogen gas and possibly radioactive material, triggering fears of a meltdown. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said it was preparing to restore outside power lines and connect its damaged transmission system to unaffected lines. — Agence France-Presse, Paris

China halts new nuclear plants BEIJING — China has put a temporary halt on its ambitious program for establishing nuclear plants across the country. It has suspended the approval process of new projects and ordered safety checks on existing ones. The State Council, which is presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao, has also put a hold on ongoing pre-construction works in plants that have already been approved. China has six nuclear plants in operation, seven under construction and plans for establishing 33 more plants. The government is revising the safety standards of nuclear plants in

view of the radiation leaks in plants in Japan, the State Council said. New approval process will begin only after the new norms are worked out. It said all reactors in operation in are safe and the country remains unaffected by radioactive leakages following explosions at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant caused by Friday’s 8.9-magnitude quake and ensuing tsunami. The radioactive leakages will be diluted by air and sea before reaching the country and will not affect China, it said. China’s top quality watchdog has already strengthened monitoring of radioactive substances amid leakages in Japan. — The Times of India, New Delhi

Coastal paradise lost to tsunami’s power Had a visitor dropped into the coastal resort of Minamisanriku less than a week ago, they would have seen a beautiful bay, man-made beaches, sports fields and tourist attractions. This week, after the Friday tsunami, the town and half of its population of 17,000 are nowhere to be seen. The surge obliterated almost everything in its path for at least a kilometre inland. So far, 1000 bodies have been recovered from the town, located in a seemingly sheltered valley on the country’s northeast coast. But Takashi Takeshita, commander of a fire and rescue unit from the western city of Kyoto, said about 8000 people were still unaccounted for, and while hopes of finding survivors were nearly extinguished, he was not ready to give up. He then returns to his task - using a golf club to prod a tangled clump of wooden debris, knotted with fishing nets and clothing. Behind him, a vast field littered with hundreds of similar piles stretches out into the distance. — The New Zealand Herald, Aucland, New Zealand

Japan scrambles to avert nuclear disaster Operators of a quake-crippled nuclear plant in Japan said they would try again on Thursday to use military helicopters to douse overheating reactors, as U.S. officials warned of a rising risk of a catastrophic radiation leak from spent fuel rods. Officials scrambled to contain the nuclear crisis with a variety of patchwork fixes. The top U.S. nuclear regulator warned that one reactor’s cooling pool for spent fuel rods may have run dry and another was leaking. “We believe that around the reactor site there are high levels of radiation,” Gregory Jaczko, head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing. Health experts said panic over radiation leaks from the Daiichi plant was also diverting attention from other threats to survivors of Friday’s 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami, such as the cold or access to fresh water. — Reuters, London

Japanese currency rises to record level The yen extended gains versus the dollar after reaching a post-World War II high as the risk of radiation leaks from Japan’s crippled nuclear plants stoked speculation insurers and investors will redeem overseas assets to pay for damages. The five-day rally in the yen prompted speculation Japan’s policy makers will intervene for the first time since September to counter repatriation flows and shore up the competitiveness of the nation’s exporters. The yen rallied after Tokyo Electric Power Co. said a reactor containment vessel may have been breached at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant, deepening the country’s nuclear crisis. --Bloomberg News, New York City


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Thursday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day open house 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Maine Irish Heritage Center will host an open house at the Center on Gray Street, formerly St. Dominic’s Church. www.maineirish.com

St. Patrick’s Day party at USM 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. University of Southern Maine St. Pat’s celebration. Cafeteria, Woodbury Campus Center, Portland. There will be a band named Boghat, a traditional Irish dance music trio of accomplished musicians based out of Portland. Snacks will also be provided. Sponsored by Portland Events Board, Commuter Assistance Program and Portland Student Life. For more info, email Jennifer.Hayward@maine.edu

Granite stonecutters, quarries of Cumberland County by the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association noon. Maine Charitable Mechanic Association offers a noontime presentation by Dorothea McKenzie about the Granite Stonecutters and Quarries of Cumberland County. She has many photos and maps and will talk about the granite industry in Maine. Refreshments provided. The public is welcome. For details, call 773-8396.

St. Patrick’s Day Annual Raising of the Irish Flag noon. Annual Raising of the Irish Flag. Leave Maine Irish Heritage Center at noon proceed to Harbor View Park for short ceremony. Led by Ancient Order of Hibernians along with Irish American Club of Maine and members of Claddagh Mor Pipe Band. Open House after at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, tea, coffee, soda bread and scones. Live music, tours, library open and genealogy assistance available. All are welcome!

Winners of Ocy Downs Piano Competition to perform at First Parish Unitarian Universalist 12:15 p.m. Dumka, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Liszt, W.A. Mozart, Staknys, Brahms, Rachmaninoff. Kelia Ingraham is a sophomore in high school, and lives in Kennebunk. She has been playing piano since she was 4 and has been studying with Chiharu Naruse for the past three years. She has attended the International Piano Festival for two years, and in 2010 she won the Elsie Bixler Junior Prize for the Young Stars of Maine program. She also enjoys doing theatre, and this year has been playing piano for musicals at A/D/A/M theatre in Biddeford. Christopher Staknys, 14, of Falmouth, studies with Roberto Poli at the New England Conservatory Prep. and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. He has won many competitions not only for piano, but also composition. Last spring, the Portland Symphony Orchestra premiered his symphonic dance, “Congo.” “He is very grateful to his former teachers at the Portland Conservatory of Music where he has studied, performed and attended the Piano Festival.” First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. Concerts are free and open to the public. For information call the Portland Conservatory of Music at 775-3356.

Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts at Falmouth library 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Falmouth Memorial Library will be showing anyone interested how to make Leprechaun Goo on Saint Patrick’s Day. Just the thing to help catch those slippery little creatures and get your own pot of gold! Stop in or call to sign up or for more details. 781-2351.

Member Appreciation Day with the Portland Regional Chamber 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Business After Hours. It’s Member Appreciation Day. We appreciate your membership! It may be St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s also Member Appreciation Day with the Portland Regional Chamber. “Join us at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks in South Portland with Co-Sponsor Verizon Wireless for networking, great food, cash bar, door prizes and the 50.50. A great way to celebrate with fellow Chamber members. As this is a highly attended event, please register by March 16.”

‘Women in Development and Environment: African Perspectives’ by Dr. Helida Oyieke at UMF 6:30 p.m. University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce that Dr. Helida Oyieke, a Fulbright Scholar-inResidence at University of New England, will present several talks on the UMF campus. Oyieke will speak on “Women in Development and Environment: African Perspectives” at 6:30 p.m., on March 17, in North Dining Hall in the UMF Olsen Student Center, with a reception immediately preceding her talk. In addition, she will speak on “Biodiversity: Kenya’s Rich Heritage and Its Conservation,” at 11:45 a.m., March 18, also in North Dining Hall. Both events are free and open-to-the-public. “An internationally-recognized expert in environmental studies and marine botany, Oyieke is currently director of research and scientific affairs at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, where she oversees research and collection programs for the institution. Over the years, she has mobilized multiple grants in the fields of taxonomy, ecology, biodiversity, conservation and collections management.”

Preparations are under way for this weekend’s Maine Boatbuilders Show at Portland Yacht Services. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

‘Elephant’s Graveyard’ at UMF 7:30 p.m. University of Maine at Farmington presents George Brant’s award winning drama “Elephant’s Graveyard,” as the spring 2011 Theatre UMF production. Based on the true story of a traveling circus and its cultural collision with a small southern town, the play will be presented at 7:30 p.m., March 17-19; and 2 p.m., March 20, at the UMF Alumni Theater. “Elephant’s Graveyard” explores the public’s craving for spectacle and violence as it takes the audience on a journey to the world of the circus at the turn of the century. Building on both historical fact and legend, Brant’s drama tells the story of how a small, struggling circus is confronted by a Tennessee community when an accident occurs and how misunderstanding leads to tragedy. Critically acclaimed by Columbia City Paper as “a theatrical masterpiece,” Brant’s play is the Winner of the 2008 Keene Prize for Literature and 2008 David Mark Cohen National Playwriting Award.

Mad Horse Theatre presents ‘The Late Henry Moss’ 7:30 p.m. “The Late Henry Moss” by Sam Shepard, March 12-27. “In a seedy New Mexican bungalow, two estranged brothers confront the past as they piece together the mysterious circumstances of their father’s death, over his rotting corpse — a silent but still dominant presence in their relationship. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard makes a final, triumphant return to the signature dysfunctional family paradigm of his best-known plays (‘Buried Child,’ ‘True West’). Two warring brothers. An absent mother. An alcoholic father. The rural American West. Classic Sam Shepard.” Show times are: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Mad Horse also offers pay-whatyou-can performances each Thursday during the run. Reservations are recommended. 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. Call 899-3993, or order tickets online at www. lucidstage.com

‘Bedroom Farce’ by Good Theater at the St. Lawrence Arts Center 7:30 p.m. A Good Theater Production. “Enter the suburban bedrooms of four married couples in this comedy about the trials and tribulations of relationships. Be on the lookout for a stolen kiss (or two).” “Hilarious…The stuff of gleeful recognition.” — London Evening Standard March 10 through April 3. Tickets at www.stlawrencearts. org. St Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. Cost: $15-$25.

‘Triumph of Love’ at USM 7:30 p.m. The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre and USM School of Music present “Triumph of Love,” a witty musical romance — in disguise, directed by Assunta Kent, musical direction by Edward Reichert. “Razzle-dazzle Broadway music energizes Marivaux’s classic 18th century play and will leave audiences laughing, sighing and humming the catchy tunes!” Performances in the Russell Hall auditorium on the Gorham campus are March 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m., March 20 at 5 p.m. $10 students, $15 seniors/faculty/staff/alumni, $21 general public. $10 at five show on March 16 at 5 p.m., all seats $10. High school matinee March 15 at 10 a.m. To make reservations please call

the USM Theatre Box Office at 780.5151 or purchase tickets online via the USM Theatre Department: www.usm.maine. edu/theatre. For more information on show times and tickets call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780.5151 or visit www. usm.maine.edu/theatre to purchase tickets online.

Friday, March 18 Maine Boat Builders show 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show times for the Maine Boat Builders are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Portland Company Complex. “A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work.” http://portlandcompany.com/ boatShow. For further information contact Portland Yacht Services at 774.1067.

L.L.Bean’s Spring Fishing Weekend 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the biggest names in fishing will be at L.L.Bean on March 18-20 for L.L.Bean’s annual Spring Fishing Weekend. Lefty Kreh, Dave Whitlock, Emily Whitlock, Tim Rajeff, Dave Klausmeyer and others will be available at the store from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to visit with customers, share stories, sign autographs, books and more. And new this year, L.L.Bean will be showing the best short fly-fishing films from The Drake Magazine’s renowned Fly-Fishing Film Awards, which are shown to audiences exclusively at the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show each year in Denver. Featured celebrity fly tyers include David Klausmeyer, Don Bastian and Sam Kenney, who at only 12 years old has already become a renowned tyer. Other weekend highlights include free fly-casting lessons, kids’ activities, and a variety of demonstrations, clinics and seminars including presentations by the Maine Professional Guide Association, as well as several L.L.Bean experts. Biologists from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will also be conducting a special presentation on a very unique brook trout project they have been working on. All event activities are free. For more information, visit www.llbean.com/freeport, or call 800-559-0747, ext. 37222.

The 40th Annual Maine Boat Show 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Also Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cumberland County Civic Center. Tickets: $8 adult, $7 senior, $4 youth (7-14), and children under 7 free. Ken & Mike of the WGAN Morning Show will be broadcasting Live Saturday. More than 100 boating and boating-related exhibitors. Sportsfishing seminars with Capt. Ben Conway of Reel Action Charters & Dave Barnes of Clark Marine. Pre-season boat pricing. Hosted by: Berlin City Auto Group, Shipyard Brewing, WGME 13, 560 WGAN, 107.5 Frank FM, 94.9 WHOM. Outside exhibits (large boats) free street curb boarding. Check America’s Best Shows, Inc. out on Facebook or on our website www. AmericasBestShows.com. see next page


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Capitol for a Day in Saco

a 2011 Winter Walk series. This free series, made possible by a grant from Healthy Portland, is for adults and families with children who are making an effort to get more exercise, but are stymied when it comes to winter recreation. Participants are reminded to wear warm clothing, hats and gloves and bring snowshoes if there is adequate snow on the ground. Portland Trails has snow shoes available (free for members, $5/ non-members) which can be reserved ahead of time. Please register for any walk by emailing info@trails.org or calling 775-2411. For more information or to check cancellations due to the weather go to www.trails. org. Charlie Baldwin, Trail Foreman, will lead a walk on our most westerly of the Presumpscot River Trail network. Enjoy this calm part of the river and the new bridge installed by Portland Trails’ board and staff this summer. Meet at Corsetti’s (just over the town line in Westbrook), 125 Bridgton Rd.

6 p.m. Governor Paul LePage will hold the second Capitol for a Day event visiting several businesses during the day and attending a town hall style meeting in the evening on Friday, March 18. The governor will tour four businesses located in York County and the town hall meeting will be held at Thornton Academy in Saco where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions to the governor and his Cabinet. “On Friday morning Governor LePage will kick off the day by opening Maine for business. A sign, that reads ‘Open for Business,’ that was given to Governor LePage by supporters on inauguration evening will be unveiled on Interstate 95 on the northbound side in Kittery. For safety reasons, Maine State Police are asking the public and media to refrain from stopping on the Interstate during the unveiling of the sign. Cat show in Portland At 11:30 a.m. there will be media availability with the 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 155 Riverside Street, behind the Governor at the Eliot Commons Shopping Center off Howard Johnson’s Hotel. Cat show with 10 rings of exit 3 on Route 236 in Eliot. During the afternoon, competition. Many different breeds and household once again, business owners will meet with Govpet competition. Admission: Adults $5; seniors $4/ ernor LePage to talk about their ideas on how to students $3. Children under 12 free and active military move Maine’s economy forward. The governor will free. Nauticats.com. 433-0155. visit Shipyard Brewery, Stonewall Kitchen, Arundel Big Brothers Big Sisters used book sale Machine and Sweetser. The governor’s goal is to hear 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 15,000 used books from leaders within the business community to find will be part of the Big BIG Book Sale to benefit Big out what’s currently working for them and what can Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine. This unique be improved to encourage job growth in our State. fundraising event will be held on Saturday, March According to Forbes Magazine, Maine ranks 50th on 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 20, The Best States for Business and Careers list. The list from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Woodfords Club, 159 has Maine at 47th place for business costs and 48th Purr! A cat show will take place Saturday, March 19 in Portland with 10 rings of Woodford St., Portland. There is ample parking in regulatory environment.” The day will conclude competition. Admission is $5. (COURTESY PHOTO) and the event is handicap accessible. The books, with a town hall style meeting at Thornton Academy donated by several benefactors around southern this backdrop, JoJo Dubois Meets His Match tells the story in Saco at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the ThornMaine including a huge collection that took more than of a professor with a knack for knots who finds his heart tied ton Academy Theatre. Commissioners Bernhardt, Bowen, 30 years to amass, are in good, fresh condition and are up over a gang boss’ daughter. The production runs from Brown, Congdon and Mayhew will join the Governor and new to the market. The sale includes books, ephemera March 11 to 27 in the Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook, answer questions from audience members until 7:30 p.m. and sheet music. For more information or to ask specific with tickets $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Unlike This will be the governor’s second Capitol for a Day event. questions, email books@somebigs.org or call 773.5437 previous productions by the fledging group, “JoJo” will feaThe first was held on Feb. 18 in Cumberland County. Capand ask for extension 50. ture several teenage actors and is best suited for audiences 8 itol for Day is a monthly event that will be held in each of AWS at Portland Children’s Museum and up due to the piece’s more mature themes. Friday, March Maine’s 16 counties. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join the Animal Welfare Society 18 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, March Legislators from Falmouth and Cumberland of West Kennebunk Humane Educator and a shelter pet at 20 at 2 p.m.; Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 26 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Connect Learn Contribute Series, the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine on Free Street at 3 p.m. (note change in time); Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Come and connect with your local legislators. Falmouth in Portland for a hands-on program about pets and pet care. Acorn Studio Theater, Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., WestMemorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth. Join the FalMeet some great animals and learn about Pet Care and Hanbrook. Cost is $7 adults; $5 kids 12 and under. FMI: www. mouth/Cumberland Community Chamber for an open dling. The Children’s Museum is at 142 Free St., Portland, acorn-productions.org or 854-0065. forum with your state legislators representing the Falmouth Maine (828-1234). For more information, call Animal Welfare Empire Burlesque Revue and Cumberland communities. Attending will be Sen. Dick Society (www.animalwelfaresociety.org) at 985-3244. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Pulse Ballroom, Westbrook. Woodbury, Rep. Meredith N. Strang Burgess, Rep. Mary National Surveyors Week “From two of the world’s most accomplished burlesque Pennell Nelson and Rep. Mark N. Dion. Bring your ques1 p.m. The Narragansett Chapter of the Maine Society of producers, comes a new show that promises to live up to tions and concerns. Please register by March 17. Register Land Surveyors will be commemorating National Surveyors its name, Empire Burlesque Revue. This show will feature a online, www.portlandregion.com. Week with an exhibition on Portland’s Western Promenade steady cast of the worlds finest performers of burlesque and ‘On the Bowery,’ ‘The Perfect Team’ (Bramhall Hill) at the old surveyors’ calibration monument variety in an intimate and classy ballroom environment at the 6:30 p.m. Film screenings at the Portland Museum of Art. closest to the Maine Medical Center. The public is welcome newly renovated Pulse Ballroom. Producers Angie Pontani and Friday, March 18, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m.; to drop by and learn more about the surveying profession Jen Gapay of Thirsty Girl Productions have teamed up again Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m. NR “Lionel Rogosin (1924–2000) and meet local surveyors. The project is part of a nation to bring you this new show that will have an emphasis of protaught himself filmmaking in order to investigate such issues wide effort sponsored by the National Society of Profesduction numbers and high end performances, setting it apart as poverty, racism, and the threat of nuclear war. Shootsional Surveyors (NSPS). Land Surveyors throughout the from a typical variety show, it will draw influences from vintage ing ‘On the Bowery,’ his first film, was his way of preparing United States will simultaneously establish new Geodetic Broadway, MGM Technicolor Musicals and the golden era of for a future project on apartheid in South Africa. Using a Control Points by the use of Global Positioning System burlesque. The inaugural cast for the premiere will include hidden camera and creatively staged scenes, he created (GPS) equipment. The new points, with their coordinates, burlesque royalty, Pontani, the dynamic voice of Broadway a harsh documentary/fiction hybrid about the lives of the will then be published with the office of the National GeoBrassy, the tappin’ tornado Helen Pontani, the Maine Attracdown-and-out in Manhattan’s Bowery, the skid row of the detic Survey and will be available to professionals that use tion, the dance illusionist, Kenichi Ebina, NY’s choreographed 1950s. The film follows three days in the life of Ray Salyer, the information for survey or engineering projects. The Narcuties, The World Famous Pontani Sisters and your evenings a fresh-from-the-road arrival in the Bowery, as he passes ragansett Chapter of Maine Society of Land Surveyors is a master of ceremonies, Albert Cadabra of Ripley’s Believe It Or from the street to flophouses and back, interacting with local group of professionals that meet monthly to engage Not.” $20 Advance General Admission, $25 at the door. www. human ruins who seem to exist only to find their next drink. in topics and events of interest and to promote the imporactionpackedevents.com ‘On the Bowery’ was the first U.S. film to win the award for tance of using professional licensed land surveyors to the ‘The Late Henry Moss’ at Lucid Stage best documentary at the Venice Film Festival. ... Stay on for public. Members will be available during the event on Port8 p.m. Mad Horse Theatre Company presents “The ‘The Perfect Team,’ a new documentary on the making of land’s Western Promenade to answer questions and to disLate Henry Moss,” by Sam Shepard, March 10-27. Perfor‘On the Bowery’ by Rogosin’s son, Michael. Using archival cuss the role of land surveyors in the community. For more mances Thursday through Saturday evenings. Sunday matand recent footage, he provides context for his father’s film information about the Narragansett Chapter and the Maine inees. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. Playing by delving into the history of the Bowery neighborhood and Society of Land Surveyors please visit MSLS.org or narratimes are Thursday: 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 following up on the film’s crew and ‘star,’ Ray Salyer. ‘The gansettsurveyors.org. p.m.; and Sunday 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit www. Perfect Team’ features two of the few filmed interviews ever Greenlight Studio fundraiser lucidstage.com or call 899-3993 recorded with Lionel Rogosin, one of them a 1956 interview 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Greenlight Studio fundraiser, a free event with on ‘The Today Show’ that also featured Ray Salyer.” http:// Comedian Lisa Lampanelli at Merrill food,drink, music and a free day pass, raffles and many great portlandmuseum.org 8 p.m. Lisa Lampanelli is Comedy’s Lovable Queen of auction items to benefit a scholarship and visiting artists fund. Mean. Heralded as “more than a standup — a standout,” by Fairy Tale Players www.greenlight-studio.com comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between 7 p.m. In March, Acorn Productions presents the second ‘Zimbabwe Today’ Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She production of the season by the “Fairy Tale Players,” an 6:30 p.m. Round Table discussion on Zimbabwe and its even won accolades from The King of All Media Howard ensemble of kids, teens and adults who have studied at current political, economic situation and prospects for the Stern, who called her “a true original and a brilliant comedy the Acorn Acting Academy. The troupe’s new production is country’s future under the Southern Africa Development mind who’ll steal the show every time.” Merrill Auditorium. JoJo Dubois Meets His Match, an adaptation by local writer Community (SADC) sponsored Global Political Agreement www.portland-calendar.com DeLorme Taylor of Seven at One Blow, the Grimm Brothers (GPA). Guest speaker: Tom Morgan, who has 10 years story featured in the Disney cartoon The Brave Little Tailor. experience working in Africa with the Peace Corps in NigeAcorn’s Producing Director Michael Levine directs the story Saturday, March 19 ria, Malawi and Nigeria, with Africare in Ghana and, most of a tailor who uses his wit to parlay a relatively minor feat recently, with the Catholic Relief Services in Zimbabwe. $5. into a kingdom, though Acorn’s “fractured fairy tale” version The Museum of African Culture, 13 Brown St., 871-7188. is set in 1940’s Louisiana, where the king becomes a mafia Presumpscot River Trail, West don, and his enemies corrupt government officials. Against 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Portland Trails is excited to announce see next page


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Third Annual Etz Chaim Purim Party 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The public is welcome to the third annual Pruim Party at Etz Chaim Synagogue, 267 Congress St., Portland. This event features: Belly Dancing demonstration and lessons with Rosa Noreen from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. on the second floor; wine tasting in the upstairs foyer beginning at 7 p.m.; Purim Spiel for two in the small chapel featuring puppet Show directed by Julie Goell, with Bess Welden and David Handwerker — performances are at 7:15 and 8:45 p.m.; Klezmer Music performed by Steve Gruveman and friends; Great Middle Eastern appetizers, desserts and hamentashen direct from Boston; costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for Best Male and Female costumes as well as best Children’s costume. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information please contact Steve Brinn at 712-8237.

Bates orchestra fundraiser for earthquake victims 7:30 p.m. Hiroya Miura, conductor of the Bates College Orchestra and a native of Japan, has announced that the orchestra’s March 19 concert will serve as a fundraiser for a town where 1,000 people are thought to have died during the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The orchestra performs music by Beethoven and Richard Strauss in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Donations to a relief fund for the coastal town of Yamamoto-cho, 24 miles south of Sendai, will be gratefully accepted. Miura was born and raised in Sendai, near the epicenter of the earthquake, and his parents currently reside in Yamamoto-cho. The orchestra will dedicate the concert to the memory of those lost in the disaster, and Miura will personally see that audience donations are delivered to the mayor of Yamamoto-cho. Donations can also be made online at www.batestickets.com or mailed to: Support for Japan, Bates College, Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Lewiston, ME 04240. For more information or to reserve seats, please contact 786-6135 or olinarts@bates.edu.

Sunday, March 20 Free Device Workshop for smartphone owners 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A device workshop is scheduled at the U.S. Cellular Mallside retail store located at 198 Maine Mall Road in South Portland. “U.S. Cellular, which was recently recognized in a survey by Consumer Reports as the best wireless carrier in the country, is hosting a free workshop at its Mallside retail store in South Portland on March 20 to guide customers through all of the functions and features of their Android-powered, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones. All questions are welcome from current and potential smartphone users, and the workshop will cover both basic and advanced uses. The Device Workshop is being offered at U.S. Cellular retail stores across Maine. All smartphone accessories will be 25 percent off.”

Summer Children’s Camp Fair 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. East End School Gymnasium, 195 North St., Portland. Free admission. Come meet camp staff and explore summer experiences for your child, ages tots to teens. This is the only camp fair in Southern Maine this year. For information, see www.mainecamps.org. Or call 518-9557.

South Portland High School Fashion Show 2 p.m. South Portland High School Project Graduation proudly presents its annual Fashion Show as well as an afternoon with Maine’s premier funnyman, Bob Marley, live at South Portland High School Auditorium. The class of 2011 will model the latest formal and casual wear fashions from area clothing outlets. Then at 4 p.m., Bob Marley will take the stage for an afternoon of humor and laughter. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, available at Willow’s, Broadway Variety and South Portland House of Pizza, all in South Portland. Net proceeds will benefit Project Graduation, the chem-free organized graduation celebration to help keep the newest high school graduates safe.

Three B’s: Brahms, Britten, and the Beatles 2:30 p.m. A fresh new take on “three Bs,” this concert pays tribute to composers who have had as much impact on their eras as Bach, Beethoven and Brahms (the original “three Bs”) had on theirs. Portland Symphony Orchestra, featuring Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a; Benjamin Britten, Nocturne for tenor, seven instruments, and strings, Op. 60; Peter Schickele, Beatleset; Benjamin Britten, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Merrill Auditorium.

‘Triumph of Love’ at USM 5 p.m. The University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre and USM School of Music present “Triumph of Love,” a witty musical romance — in disguise, directed by Assunta Kent, musical direction by Edward Reichert. “Razzle-dazzle

Broadway music energizes Marivaux’s classic 18th century play and will leave audiences laughing, sighing and humming the catchy tunes!” Performances in the Russell Hall auditorium on the Gorham campus are March 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m., March 20 at 5 p.m. $10 students, $15 seniors/ faculty/staff/alumni, $21 general public. $10 at five show on March 16 at 5 p.m., all seats $10. High school matinee March 15 at 10 a.m. To make reservations please call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780.5151 or purchase tickets online via the USM Theatre Department: www.usm.maine.edu/theatre. For more information on show times and tickets call the USM Theatre Box Office at 780.5151 or visit www.usm.maine.edu/theatre to purchase tickets online.

of Maine feminist activists. Free and open to the public. 221-4334. The Maine Women Writers Collection (MWWC) of the University of New England. www.une. edu/mwwc

‘Discovering the Dutch’ 7:30 p.m. “Discovering the Dutch,” Maine Charitable Mechanic Association travel lecture by Sandy Mortimer, at Catherine McAuley High School auditorium, 631 Stevens Ave. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Open to the public, free to MCMA members and $2 donation at the door for non-members. 773-8396.

Tuesday, March 22 KinderKonzerts (Brass)

9:30 a.m. The last week of March will be filled with the sounds of brass buzzing thanks to Portland Symphony Orchestra’s “KinderKonzerts (Brass): Brought to You By the Letter “B”.” Concerts will ‘Gong Meditation’ take place in Brunswick, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Saco, Lewiston, Portland, planetary Spring EquiOxford and Poland. “In nox comes on Sunday the KinderKonzert Brass evening, March 20. The program, the PSO Brass Full “Crow” Moon comes Ensemble plays their instrujust before that on Saturments by buzzing and day afternoon. “To better On Friday and Saturday at Pulse Ballroom, Westbrook, comes the Empire blowing, and blends these attune to these solar and Burlesque Revue. (COURTESY IMAGE) sounds to make beautiful, lunar energies, Dragonfly brilliant music.” ConcertTaijiquan will be hosting a ‘Gong Meditation’ the evening goers will bop to the beat of Bach and Beethoven, and will of the Equinox, March 20 at its studio in Portland, at 222 leave shouting “Bravo!” This year’s PSO Brass Ensemble St. John Street, Suite 240. Gongs are ancient instruments is made up of Betty Rines and Dana Oakes (trumpet), used for thousands of years to promote healing, balance John Boden and Nina Miller (french horn), Tom Otto and intuition. Come, relax, and experience the sounds of (trombone) and Don Rankin (tuba). Designed for children gongs, singing bowls and other sound meditation instruages 3-7, KinderKonzerts are an entertaining, interactive ments in a musical improvisation by Todd Glacy of Saco musical experience. Attendees are encouraged to sing, River Yoga. On this day of the Spring Equinox and (day dance, wiggle, clap and have fun listening and learnafter the) Full Moon, be immersed in the primordial, resoing about music and instruments. KinderKonzert tickets nant, healing, sacred, vibratory sounds of the gong. Bring are $4 per person. Tuesday, March 22, at 9:30 a.m. and a pillow, mat or blanket to lie on, or a meditation cushion. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Crooker Theater, Brunswick High There is a suggested donation of $12 to $18.” Advance School; Wednesday, March 23, at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 registration is encouraged. FMI or to register contact: 761a.m., Dyer Library, Saco; Monday, March 28, 2011 at 2142 or dragonflytaiji@roadrunner.com 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Oxford Elementary School, ‘The Late Henry Moss’ at Lucid Stage Oxford; Tuesday, March 29, East End Community School, 8 p.m. Mad Horse Theatre Company presents “The Portland at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Reiche School, Late Henry Moss,” by Sam Shepard, March 10-27. PerforPortland at 1 p.m.; Thursday, March 31, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. mances Thursday through Saturday evenings. Sunday matand 11 a.m., Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston; inees. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. Playing Wednesday, April 13, at 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. at Poland times are Thursday: 7:30 p.m.; Friday 8 p.m.; Saturday 8 Regional High School, Poland. For reservations or addip.m.; and Sunday 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit www. tional information, email education@portlandsymphony. lucidstage.com or call 899-3993 org or call 773-6128. KinderKonzerts have been a regular event at the Portland Symphony Orchestra since 1976. KinderKonzerts are sponsored by Time Warner Cable Monday, March 21 with additional support from Acadia Insurance, Target, and Macy’s. The PSO’s 2010-2011 season is sponsored Toward a More Feminist Maine by IDEXX Laboratories and Wright Express. www.portat the University of New England landsymphony.org. noon. Toward a More Feminist Maine: 40 years of NOW The U.S. Navy Band in South Portland activism and alliances, JoAnne Dauphinee, founding 7 p.m. The U.S. Navy Band, the nation’s premiere member of Maine NOW, Maine Women Writers Collecorchestral group under the direction of Captain Brian tion, Portland Campus. “Dauphinee will present a vivid O. Walden, will come to the auditorium at South Portpicture of feminist activism in Maine from the 1960s to the land High School in a free concert. A limited amount present, with a specific focus on the work of the National of free tickets remain. “Proudly bearing the title of ‘The Organization for Women and its diverse projects. She World’s Finest,’ the U.S. Navy Band is comprised of will offer a view of NOW’s dynamic actions and events, more than 175 U.S. Navy servicemen and women. They and of the activists who gave generously of their time are broken down into six primary performing groups as and talents to create a more feminist world and a more well as smaller ensembles. Their performances include feminist Maine. Ms. Dauphinee will discuss Maine’s presidential inaugurations and welcoming ceremonies for evolving political climate and look at how activist events diplomatic heads-of-state. This proud tradition of music responded to changing legislative agendas. Dauphinee in service to our country dates back to 1925, and now is a founding member of Maine NOW and has served includes the continuing education of younger musicians, in various NOW leadership and alliance positions since including Music in the Schools programs, clinics, master its founding. Currently, she coordinates Maine NOW’s classes and hosting the High School Concerto CompetiFAT Liberation Project, Maine NOW PAC and the hightion. This free concert requires advance tickets for admisdonor program, which includes producing the monthly sion, and a limited number of tickets remain. Free tickets newsletter JAM — Jo’s Action Message. She represents are available at the South Portland Community Center, NOW on the Coalition for Maine Women and the Maine Starbird Music on Forest Ave in Portland and Music&Arts Choice Coalition, and serves on the board of the Mabel Center, 106 Gray Rd (Route 100) in Falmouth.” More Wadsworth Women’s Health Center in Bangor. She is information, including email requests for tickets, availactively involved in NOW’s Maine Feminist Memory Projable at www.southportlandmusicboosters.org. ect, which seeks to collect the papers and oral histories


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