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Layoffs likely as Barber Foods sold to Ohio firm BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Barber Foods, the Portland-based maker of frozen chicken entrees, has been sold to an Ohio company that specializes in sales to convenience stores and food service venues such as schools, clubs and the military. Mark Dvorozniak, a spokesman for Barber Foods, said yesterday that the sale to Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods was “a positive thing for the long term” that would yield new investment at Barber’s St. John St. plant. But, he said the deal will also result in layoffs. “As with any combination of companies, there will be some job loss,” he said in a Wednesday phone interview, adding that the
investments will “make our production operation more efficient.” The timing and overall effects of the future job losses won’t be known for some time, Dvorozniak said. “We don’t know how much of that will be because of the transaction just concluded." Terms of the sale, which closed late Tuesday, were not disclosed. Barber Foods was started in 1955 by Gus Barber, and a decade later, it was among the first companies selling stuffed chicken entrees such as Chicken Kiev and Chicken Cordon Bleu, according to the company website. Gus Barber passed away in 2008 but the company remained family-owned and operated until this week. see BARBER page 6
David Barber, president and CEO of Barber Foods, speaks to the media during an immigration reform press conference in February. The CEO of Barber Foods said the company’s acquisition by AdvancePierre Foods makes sense: “As the food industry continues to consolidate and bigger players emerge, it was the right time for Barber Foods to join forces with a growing industry leader like AdvancePierre,” he said. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)
Free concert, trolley aim to expand city’s Art Walk territory
Graduates bid farewell It’s graduation season. Here, graduates from Deering High School wait to take the stage while one of their peers accepts her diploma. The school graduated 267 students Wednesday at the Portland Expo. Salutatorian was Grace Kiffney; valedictorian was Siena Butterﬁeld. Today at 10:30 a.m., Portland High School graduates will receive their diplomas, and at 6 p.m. is the Casco Bay High School graduation ceremony. Both are in Merrill Auditorium. The Cheverus High School Class of 2011 graduation ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Merrill Auditorium. On Thursday, June 9, at 6 p.m., Portland Adult Education graduation is in Merrill Auditorium. For more photos of the Deering ceremony, see page 16. (MATT DODGE PHOTO)
BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Located at one end of the city's Arts District, One Longfellow Square represents the western terminus of Portland's venue frontier. Located at the intersection of State and Congress streets, the square itself is a nice place to relax, get some shade ... and, starting this Friday, see a free concert. Beginning tomorrow and continuing with each Friday’s Art Walk through See the story on page 7 September, One Longfellow Square will expand 20 feet west into the square itself, offering free concerts starting at 6 p.m. Turning the historic square into a monthly live-music venue, One Longfellow hopes to draw Art Walk crowds west of the Congress and High Street divide and change the public perception around what is and isn’t Art Walk territory. “We’re trying to consider ourselves the gateway to the Arts District — it starts here and gets progressively cooler as it goes on that way,” said Tom Rota, director of One Longfellow Square. “Ideally, we would like the Art Walk to end at One Longfellow Square for some people.”
Portland police look back for Art Walk
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‘Open for business’ sign stolen
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New York hot dog arrives in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD (NY Times) — It is tucked in a storefront a block from the Walk of Fame, walking distance from the annual Academy Awards ceremonies, and steps from the hubbub of tourists, hucksters and celebrity hunters that is Hollywood: a Papaya King hot dog stand, in all its garish yellow and orange glory, selling hot dogs imported straight from the Bronx. This symbol of New York landed last week in the heart of Hollywood, with a cluster of balloons and a cheeky billboard campaign that includes an off-color joke about a casting couch. (Another Papaya billboard reads: “We’re 100 percent natural. But we think we’ll fit in L.A. just fine.”) Not only is this the first time in its 80-year history that Papaya King has looked to the West Coast, it has also chosen as its first target a city that might be as crazy and competitive about food — and hot dogs — as New York. “I only know about this place from ‘Seinfeld,’ some episode of ‘Seinfeld,’ ” said Todd Smailes, 36, a graphic designer, who lives up the street, and was eating a hot dog with two friends on the sidewalk. “That’s the only reason I heard of it.” Crumpling up a napkin, Mr. Smailes said he preferred Pink’s. “This doesn’t blow me out of the water,” he said. His sidewalk lunch companion, Chris Melkonian, proclaimed that he preferred pricier fare at Dodger Stadium. “Average,” he said. Still, for Papaya King owners — who have two shops in New York now that the famous Greenwich Village outpost is closed — the draw is understandable. Los Angeles consumes more hot dogs than any other city in the country, followed by New York, according to the latest statistics from the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. “Los Angeles has perfect hot dog weather, year-round,” said Seth Cohen, a principal with Papaya King.
A hot dog at the game beats roast beef at the Ritz.” —Humphrey Bogart
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Reconstruction lifts economy after disasters (NY Times) — The deadly tornadoes and widespread flooding that have left a trail of death and destruction throughout the South and the Midwest have also disrupted dozens of local economies just as the unsteady recovery seemed to be finding a foothold. But a new phase is slowly beginning in some hard-hit areas: reconstruction, which past disasters show is typically accompanied by a burst of new, and different, economic activity. There is no silver lining to a funnel cloud, as anyone who survived the tornadoes can attest, but reconstruction can help rebuild local economies as well as neighborhoods. More than a tenth of the businesses in Tuscaloosa, Ala., were badly damaged or destroyed in April when a tornado swept across a 5.9-mile stretch of the city, and
nearly 6,000 Alabamians have filed stormrelated claims for unemployment benefits. An even deadlier tornado laid waste to roughly a quarter of the businesses in Joplin, Mo., on May 22, wiping out some of the big-box stores the city relies on heavily for sales tax receipts. But there are already stirrings of economic activity. Home Depot, whose store in Joplin was destroyed, began selling lumber and other supplies from a parking lot there on Tuesday as it prepared to open a 30,000-square-foot temporary store. Tamko Building Products was doubly hit. Its plant in Tuscaloosa had to halt production for weeks after the April 27 tornado destroyed a warehouse, blew out windows and knocked out power. Then in May disaster struck closer to home: Tamko’s headquarters are in Joplin, where the
company was founded in 1944. The tornado that tore through Joplin left Tamko’s facilities undamaged, but destroyed the homes of roughly 20 of its employees. But as much as it was buffeted by the storms, Tamko, which donated $1 million to the Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross, is well-positioned to prosper once reconstruction fully kicks in. Its main product — roofing shingles — is always in demand after a tornado. No one would suggest that disasters are a desirable form of economic stimulus. But economists who have studied the impact of floods, tornadoes and hurricanes have found that after the initial anguish and huge economic disruptions, periods of increased economic activity frequently follow as insurance money and disaster relief flow in to jump-start rebuilding.
Yemen forces battle tribal Germany E. coli outbreak rivals for key sites in capital involves rare, deadly strain SANA, Yemen (NY Times) — Yemen appeared to tip closer to all out civil war on Wednesday as government troops and opposition tribesmen battled to control key positions in the capital and foreign diplomats boarded planes to flee. But a powerful general who defected to the opposition in March has continued to keep his troops on the sidelines, leaving open the question of whether the heavy fighting would be contained to areas of the capital, Sana, and several other cities, or whether it could engulf the country. With no immediate renewal of mediation efforts, Yemen’s security forces have moved with force to contain multiple groups of opponents that have distinct and sometimes conflicting agendas. Around the heavily fortified headquarters of Yemen’s state-run TV station in Sana, government forces fired shells at tribal fighters loyal to the family of Hamid al-Ahmar, the
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HAMBURG, Germany (NY Times) — German health authorities struggled Wednesday to identify the source of an outbreak of a particularly deadly strain of E. coli that has struck more than 1,500 people, killing at least 15 people in Germany and a Swedish woman who had recently visited. The microbe has left almost 500 Germans stricken with a normally rare syndrome that can shut down kidney function, a staggering number, according to health experts. As intensive care units in here in Hamburg, the outbreak’s epicenter, and other cities grapple with the flood of dangerously ill victims, European Union health officials said that there was not yet any confirmation of suspicions that cucumbers imported from Spain had carried the strain into Germany. The outbreak has disrupted trade across Europe, caused Spanish farmers to dump millions of dollars’ worth of produce, and raised tensions between Spain and Germany. Suppliers in Germany, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium and Russia were halting entry of Spanish cucumbers, according to news reports from Spain. In addition, some Dutch exports of cucumbers were halted. John Dalli, the union’s health commissioner, said that tests by German authorities had identified some E. coli on Spanish cucumbers, but not the highly virulent variety causing the extraordinarily serious outbreak. “There is no proof at this point in this time that the Spanish cucumbers are the cause of this contamination in Germany,” he said.
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Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a 23-year-old Cape Elizabeth man that occurred late Tuesday in Farmington. A New Jersey man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the incident. Andrew Holland, a recent graduate of University of Maine at Farmington, died late Tuesday after being shot by a handgun owned by Ryan Ouimet, 23, of Coltsneck, N.J. The shooting occurred at about 10:30 p.m. in an apartment rented by Caroline Halloran, 23, of Acton, Mass. Holland was rushed to Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he died, State Police spokesman Steve McCausland said in news release. The shooting happened after a handgun owned by Ouimet “went off,” McCausland said. Ouimet, initially charged with elevated aggravated assault, had that charge raised to manslaughter on Wednesday. The Maine attorney general’s office is investigating the case as a homicide. Ouimet was released from Franklin County Jail yesterday afternoon on $10,000 bail. A team of State Police detectives joined Farmington Police overnight investigating the circumstances of the shooting, and that work will continue today, McCausland said. The gun will be taken to the State Police crime lab for testing. Holland, Halloran and Ouimet are recent graduates of the University of Maine at Farmington and were working together at a Mount Vernon restaurant this summer, McCausland said.
GOP-led Legislature mulling options amid LePage veto Republicans in the state legislature are considering how to respond to Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a health insurance bill that received widespread bipartisan support, according to the Associated Press. The bill would prevent insurance companies from requiring health care providers to match the lowest rates providers negotiate with any carrier, AP reports. The bill is supported by many health care professionals, who consider the plan “anti-competitive.” LePage’s veto of the bill late last
month was his first since taking office. It’s not clear if the Republican-backed legislature will try to override the veto, AP reported.
The puck stops here: Lewiston Maineiacs fold LEWISTON — The junior hockey team that spent eight money-losing seasons in Lewiston is no more. The Lewiston Maineiacs, which played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, have been sold to the league, which disbanded the team, according to the Associated Press. The decision to fold the team happened Tuesday. The league has plans to dissolve the team. A draft will be held among the league’s other teams to determine where the Maineiacs’ 50 players end up, AP reported. The Maineiacs won the league championship in 2007, but amid poor attendance and increasing debt, the team’s owners tried unsuccessfully to move the team the past two seasons.
Bangor Home Depot home to mallard, nest BANGOR — Shoppers at a Home Depot store here may encounter more than just shrubs and perennials. According to the Associated Press, a mallard duck with seven eggs has a nest in the store’s lawn and garden section. The store has taken steps to ensure the duck’s safety, including placing yellow tape around the nest and installing a sign that asks customers not to disturb the duck. A store employee gives the duck food and water every day, AP reports. According to Bangor Daily News, the duck appeared in the store last year as well. Employees moved the duck and her eggs last year, but she returned this year about three weeks ago. Experts tell the paper that the eggs should be ready to hatch shortly.
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LePage’s ‘Open for Business’ sign disappears It appears someone has stolen Gov. Paul LePage’s “Open For Business” sign that was installed earlier this year along Interstate 95 near the New Hampshire border. “Whether or not the sign is up, Maine is open for business,” Adrienne Bennett, press secretary for Gov. LePage, told WCSH 6. “We will move forward with our agenda to create more jobs in the state.” The station reported that the $1,300, 4-foot by 8-foot sign that was donated to LePage during the fall campaign disappeared over the weekend. According to Channel 6, nobody had reported the sign missing, or even asked about it until the TV station made inquiries yesterday. Maine DOT spokesman Mark Latti said the agency deals with lost signs on occasion and would be “happy” to put up another one. If anyone is arrested for stealing the sign, they could face felony charges, the station said. Although LePage has made job creation the centerpiece of his administration, Maine’s unemployment rate has actually increased since he took office. April unemployment figures, the latest data available, was 7.9 percent, compared with 7.6 percent in November 2010.
Two young women killed in Wednesday car crash Alcohol and speed may have contributed to a fatal car accident Wednesday that killed two 22-year-old Maine women, according to the Associated Press. Driver Juliza McCurry of Biddeford and passenger Sheri Watson of Sanford were killed when McCurry’s car skidded, struck a rock, and flipped before striking a tree on North Waterboro Road in Lyman, AP reported. The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities are still investigating the crash.
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Bicyclists must heed law, but how about those cabs running red lights? Editor, Kudos to the Daily Sun for the striking May 27 front-page photo of the cyclist in gross violation of the law — riding against the flow of traffic ("Study: State bike-friendly, but lacking enforcement," Matt Dodge). We know, of course, that in a head-on collision, the cyclist will get the worst of it — that is perhaps an understatement. Be that as it may, the law is the law as I always say. I hope the Daily Sun will continue in this vein. I suggest that Matt Dodge or David Carkhuff, camera in hand, now station themselves at the corner of Congress and High streets to take the photo of the many cab drivers running red lights (I said, "Red lights," not yellow lights). These potential killers also deserve front-page coverage. Pas vrai? Lee Kemble Member of the "Greatest Generation" Portland
War on drugs in America really attacks users of marijuana Editor, Regarding Bob Higgins’ May 26 column (“Passing puffing police prohibition”), the drug war is largely a war on marijuana smokers. In 2009, there were 858,405 marijuana arrests in the United States, almost 90 percent for simple possession. At a time see LETTERS page 5
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Gone camping Over the last few years, I haven’t had a chance to do as much camping as I would like, or need. Read that as “any.” Over the holiday weekend, one of my co-workers decided to “go camping” with a friend of hers. Her natural assumption was that she could only take about half the items in her make-up bag and call it “roughing it” for the weekend; this approach ended in disaster. She vows never to return camping ever again in her life. There are several types of folks that should never attempt camping under any circumstances, but we will circle back to them after a brief story. My parents LOVED camping. It was an annual ritual — sometimes two weeks, three weeks, or as long as a month if the budget allowed it. It was also one of those “D-Day” moments for my Dad. You see, Dad was a child of his age. He was a Navy man, and that meant planning. That meant lists. That meant a watchful eye during each and every phase of the packing and planning procedure, which seemed to be a several month process. He would start planning sometime in November, right after hunting season.
Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist Somehow, I feel it was just an excuse to get everyone out of the house. Items were put on a list. Then lists were compared against lists from previous years, including scrawled illegible margin notes heavily circled and labeled “DON’T FORGET!” Items were added, until the family trailer seemed to groan under the weight of everything that was brought. Think I’m joking? One year, we hit a bump on Route 302 and snapped a leaf-spring clean in half. The Higgins family did not travel light that year. You see, he had a plan, Dad did. He wanted us to leave the house by 7 a.m., be at camp by 8 a.m., have all the tents set up by 9, so he could be enjoying a beer before the hottest part of the day hit. Lists were checked, double checked, triple checked and given at least one more once-over before we could stuff ourselves into the car to leave.
Then, there was that famous year we made it to camp with all the gear, canned food, ice, grills, tents, sleeping bags and whatnot. Lunchtime came, and with it a momentous discovery. We had forgotten the can opener. Glaring, finger pointing, loud shouts, a gesticulation of how it was checked off THREE TIMES on the list. All were for not. He had to go to town to buy a new one. If you ever wanted to see a Navy man blow his stack, as the old saying goes, “That’ll do her.” In a roundabout way, I’ve managed to describe the first type of person that it is a bad idea to go camping with. Chronic list makers. Camping should have some prep work, but overdoing it to the point of multiple checklists only insures that the very first thing that will be lost is the checklist itself. Second on the list is the highmaintenance girlfriend. She might enjoy the IDEA of going camping, but the reality of eating canned food for a week and walking to attend business at the nearest tree can have a sudden and irrevocable finality to a relationship. see HIGGINS page 5
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Non means non PARIS — In Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris,” an American writer clambers into a yellow vintage Peugeot every night and is transported back to hobnob with Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Picasso, Dali, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gertrude Stein in the shimmering movable feast. The star-struck aspiring novelist from Pasadena, played by Owen Wilson, gets to escape his tiresome fiancée and instead talk war and sex with Papa Hemingway, who barks “Have you ever shot a charging lion?” “Who wants to fight?” and “You box?” Many Frenchmen — not to mention foundering neighbor, the crepuscular Casanova Silvio Berlusconi — may be longing to see that Peugeot time machine come around a cobblestone corner. Some may yearn to return to a time when manly aggression was celebrated rather than suspected, especially after waking up Tuesday to see the remarkable front page of Libération — photos of six prominent French women in politics with the headline “Marre des machos,” or “Sick of machos.” “Is this the end of the ordinary misogyny that weighs on French political life?” the paper asked, adding: “Tongues have become untied.” In the wake of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, as more Frenchwomen venture sexual harassment charges against elite men, the capital of seduction is reeling at the abrupt shift from can-can
Maureen Dowd ––––– The New York Times to can’t-can’t. Le Canard Enchaîné, a satirical weekly, still argues that “News always stops at the bedroom door,” but many French seem ready to bid adieu to the maxim. As Libération editor Nicolas Demorand wrote in an editorial: “Now that voices have been freed, and the ceiling of glass and shame has been bashed in, other scandals may now arise.” After long scorning American Puritanism and political correctness on gender issues, the French are shocked to find themselves in a very American debate about the male exploitation/seduction of women, and the nature of consent. Nicolas Sarkozy is trying to reverse his spiraling fortunes by shaking off his old reputation as a jumpy and flashy Hot Rabbit and recasting himself as a sober and quiet family man. One newspaper noted that the enduring image from the G-8 summit meeting in Deauville was Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, in white smock, showing the other leaders’ wives her baby bump. The French president wasted no time jettisoning a junior minister — also the mayor of Draveil — who
was accused of sexual assault by two former employees. Georges Tron resigned on Sunday after the two women in their mid-30s said they had gotten the courage to come forward after the Strauss-Kahn arrest. Tron, it seems, liked to give foot massages and sometimes more. It got to the point where some women would wear boots if they knew Monsieur Masseur was coming to a meeting. “Yes, my client is a reflexologist,” riposted Tron’s lawyer, Olivier Schnerb. “He’s never hidden it. He has given conferences at the Lion’s Club. It’s a healing treatment.” In Le Journal du Dimanche, Valérie Toranian, the editor of Elle, wrote about the puncturing of France’s “Latin culture of seduction”: “We laugh about our Italian neighbors, but the stone today is in our garden.” (She probably didn’t want to use a shoe-on-the-other-foot metaphor given the foot fetishist on the loose.) On Tuesday, Libération presented interviews with a parade of women who poured out long-stifled grievances about their paternalistic culture: How they feel they must wear pants to work to fend off leering; how they’re tired of men tu-ing instead of vous-ing and making comments like “O.K., but just because you have pretty eyes”; how they’re fed up with married pols who come to Paris three days a week and sleep with their assistants; how, as Aurélie Filipetti, a socialist representative, complained, male pols and journal-
Overheard at a ceremony attended by women: “Hunting is like women. You always regret the shots you didn’t take.” ists squat on 80 percent of the political space. Filipetti remembers hearing a male representative say during a ceremony, in front of three female representatives, “Hunting is like women. You always regret the shots you didn’t take.” Corinne Lepage, a former environment minister, talked about the de trop dirty jokes, recalling how once, when a female representative mentioned a rape, a male colleague called out: “With her face, it’s not going to happen to her.” Nicole Guedj, a lawyer and former minister, said wistfully of male colleagues: “One thinks, ‘I wish you wouldn’t just look at me. I wish you would listen to me.’ ” Roselyne Bachelot, a government minister, warned about lechers: “Something important has happened in these last few days. The lifting of a very real omertà, which had been reinforced by a legal arsenal that protected private life. I think that public men have understood that the respect of privacy now has some limits.” Getting French men to change will still, she said, be pushing up “le rocher de Sisyphe.”
Decriminalization is a long overdue step in the right direction LETTERS from page 4
when state and local governments are laying off police, firefighters and teachers, this country continues to spend enormous public resources criminalizing Americans who prefer marijuana to martinis. The end result of this ongoing culture war is not necessarily lower rates of use. The U.S. has higher rates of marijuana use than the Netherlands, where marijuana is legally available. Decriminalization is a long overdue step in the
right direction. Taxing and regulating marijuana would render the drug war obsolete. As long as organized crime controls distribution, marijuana consumers will come into contact with sellers of hard drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. This “gateway” is a direct result of marijuana prohibition. Please feel free to edit and publish. Thank you for your consideration. United Nations drug stats: http://www.unodc.org/
Comparative analysis of U.S. vs. Dutch rates of drug use: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/thenethe.htm Marijuana arrest stats: http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/node/53 Sincerely, Robert Sharpe, MPA Policy Analyst Common Sense for Drug Policy www.csdp.org Washington, D.C.
Roommates, co-workers, or bosses are all to be avoided on a camping trip HIGGINS from page 4
Third off is the tenderfoot, or the newbie. There is a 100 percent guarantee that they will set up their tent directly under a dead tree (home to millions of ants) and build a fire under said dead tree. When someone who hasn’t done a lot of camping builds a campfire for the first time, it is a fairly common occurrence that they manage to build one so large, it could be seen by passing space shuttles. Inevitably, they manage to set both the dead tree, their tent, and most of their gear on fire. “Back to the land” types are another sort to be avoided under every possible circumstance. They
insist on bringing very little gear, and surviving only on what they can manage to forage in the forest. Unfortunately for them, this time of year in Maine means a diet of fiddleheads, mushrooms that might kill you, and any fish they were lucky enough to catch. Stay away from these types, unless you plan on talking them down from that mushroom trip. Roommates, co-workers, or bosses are all to be avoided. You go to the woods to get away from these folks in the first place. The only reason ever to bring them with you is the sudden urge to dig a lime-pit. Finally, we come to the last category. Writers and journalists. There seems to be some particular addic-
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tion in the bloodstream of both types that makes it physically impossible to put down the crack-berry for a week at a time. Their heads fill with visions of e-mail in boxes stuffed to the point of criticalmass nuclear explosion. They are convinced beyond all reasonable doubt that the second they go off the grid, the largest story since the American Revolution will break out less than five miles away. So much for a vacation this year. Maybe in late August, just before the Mayor’s race begins to heat up. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)
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Chicken entrees will still be made at Portland plant BARBER from page one
The company employs nearly 670 people from 51 countries. Despite the new ownership, production will continue at Barber’s 150,000-square-foot plant at the intersection of St. John and Fore River Parkway. Dvorozniak added that consumers aren’t likely to notice any changes as a result of the sale. In a statement released yesterday, company CEO David Barber said it was “the right time” to join with a larger concern. “As the food industry continues to consolidate and bigger players emerge, it was the right time for Barber Foods to join forces with a growing industry leader like AdvancePierre. My father always said: ‘if you find the right partner, don’t miss the opportunity, ’” said Barber. AdvancePierre Foods is the result of a merger in October 2010, between Pierre Foods, Advance Food Co. and Advance Brands. The combined $1.2 billion company, which is owned by Oaktree Capital Management, sells a number of products, including packaged sandwiches, beef, chicken and bakery products, although mostly under private labels. The company mainly sells to foodservice, school, retail, club, vending and convenience store markets, its website says. The merger between Pierre and Advance Cos.
occurred roughly two years after Cincinnati-based Pierre Foods declared chapter 11 bankruptcy. “The high-quality products, top-notch manufacturing facility and family values of Barber Foods makes it an excellent addition to AdvancePierre,” said Bill Toler, CEO of AdvancePierre Foods, in a statement. “We are very enthused about what Barber brings to our existing and future retail, food service and convenience business, as well as opportunities to expand our presence through their East Coast location,” he went on. Dvorozniak, the Barber spokesman, said Wednesday that Barber had been “out looking” for a potential partner for some time, but declined to say which company initiated the sale talks. “We found each other,” he said. Barber, which had been one of an ever-smaller group of independent food companies, had to adapt to changes happening in the marketplace, Dvorozniak said. “What’s happening is the landscape has changed dramatically, and it continues to change. Our competitors and customers are getting larger and larger, and Barber Foods had to do the same,” he said, adding that the deal provides Barber with more resources and capital. Bob Goldin, a food-industry analyst with Chicagobased consulting firm Technomic, described the deal as “a little bit of a surprise.”
“It doesn’t seem to me on the surface of things to be a natural fit,” Goldin said. “Barber is primarily a retail company, while AdvancePierre is more of a food service company. Barber tends to be brand oriented, and AdvancePierre is more private label or custom, non-brand oriented.” Even so, he said the deal could benefit Barber in the long run. “Barber probably has been pretty confined by their position regionally. Say now you get with a bigger company that has more resources, and is able to expand. Their customers are getting bigger, and I think it gives them a little more power in dealing with the customers in being part of a bigger organization.” Although Barber Foods was profitable last year, Goldin said the entire chicken industry is facing intense headwinds. “The chicken business has been pretty ugly this year,” he said. “Grain costs are through the roof, and there is a big supply, so the price of finished products is down.” The addition of Barber is expected to significantly increase AdvancePierre’s retail business, especially on the East Coast and in Canada, company officials said. AdvancePierre will be investing millions of dollars in the Barber manufacturing facility in Portland, and is adding it to its family of plants in Ohio, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina and Iowa, according to a statement.
Art is worth a thousand words in local poster contest BY MATT DODGE
Two images posted by Lipton on the Facebook page for the Arts in Theory Design Contest give artists a taste of what sort of bold, text-based work the group is looking for. (COURTESY IMAGES)
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A city arts groups is attempting to move the conversation around arts out of the galleries and museums of Portland and into the street with a poster design contest announced on Wednesday. The Arts in Theory Design Contest, organized by the Portland Arts & Cultural Alliance (PACA), will solicit visual representations of famous art quotes to be installed in empty storefronts and businesses in downtown Portland. “I’m really excited about a lot of text I find and I thought, why can't we use that to take quotes that are positive about the arts and culture,” said Jessica Lauren Lipton, co-owner/manager of Congress Street’s Sylvia Kania Gallery who is heading up the project for PACA along with artist Erin Gilligan. In rummaging through quotes related to arts and culture, Lipton and Gilligan were trying to find a very specific type of quote, a viral message that would stay with pedestrians long after they passed a poster. “You’re walking by and maybe the first few times
you read it you forget about it but it starts to seep into your skin and gets you to think about arts and culture. You are reading something that is informative and uplifting about the arts that’s getting reinforced everyday,” said Lipton, who sought quotes that were both “really easy to understand but also thought provoking at the same time.” Ideally, Lipton said the poster’s message would not only stick in one’s brain, but also change the
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way the see the city and culture around them. “You might see a comment about architecture being like a dance and look at buildings in a different way,” she said. “There are all these subtle ways to get people to understand why they support the arts.” Submissions to the contest are due by June 24 and must contain the exact quotations chosen by Lipton and Gilligan. The contest is open to everyone, and Lipton said she is still looking for local business people and property owners who might want to host one of the designs. The first round of the contest revolves around three quotes, but Lipton and Gilligan already have another dozen picked out for the next cycle of the project. The quotes for the first contest draw from a range of artistic disciplines and ideas. “People have been empowered as consumers, but not enough as creators,” reads a quote from Andy Burnham. “The truth of things rather than the truth about them finds its articulateness in the varied languages of the arts,” by Irwin Edman; and, “Architecture is a social act and the material theater of human activity,” by Spiro Kostof round out the three quotes see POSTERS page 7
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Police department embraces First Friday Art Walk shots on a table in the fourth-floor conference room, that they’d had a very good time choosing which of the culprits should be placed on display. The committee wanted to combine the interesting way people were dressed and also to have a cross section of offenses. Some of the old-fashioned sounding charges that are no longer heard today include: confidence game; drunk; defrauding an innkeeper;
suspicious person; material witness; suspicion of breaking and entering; danger of falling into vice; and lascivious cohabitation. These mug shots look like formal photographs. The men evidently were all wearing suits and ties when arrested, and several of the women have hats on. One woman is wearing a fur coat and another has a hairnet that is visible, keeping every strand in place. The photographs and police paraphernalia in this show provide a delightful history and a nostalgic trip back in time.
Mugshots from the 1930s and up will be on display tomorrow at Portland Police Department as part of the exhibition, “100 Years of Photographs.” (MARGE NIBLOCK PHOTO)
Antique police equipment, including these batons, will be displayed at police headquarters at 109 Middle St. tomorrow. (MARGE NIBLOCK PHOTO)
BY MARGE NIBLOCK SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
}The Portland Police Department will be participating in the First Friday Art Walk tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., displaying archival photographs and police memorabilia that’s been stored for decades. The exhibit is called “100 Years of Photographs.” Chief James Craig thought a building beautification project would be a good thing for both the police and the public. He mentioned the idea to two of the people whose offices are closest to his — Linda Wiley, his administrative assistant, and Emily Cordray, the department’s principal financial officer. “They took the ball and ran. And they’ve been running ever since,” Craig said. The chief’s only directive was that photography should be the focus of the exhibit. Wiley and Cordray enlisted the help of Officer Gayle Petty and Sergeants Bob Doherty and Bruce Coffin. One floor at a time will be prepared, with photographs from the two police department calendars shown on the second floor. Wiley and Cordray said there was a lot of historical material in the basement of 109 Middle St., including two boxes holding a collection of mug shots from the early 1900s through the 1930s. They began sifting through these and made selections, based on people’s appearances and the charges against them. The photos were enlarged to 8-inches by 10-inches, and backed to stiffen them for exhibition purposes. It was obvious from the excitement of the two women, as they displayed some of the finished mug
‘We are seeing a different nexus of activity,’ arts ofﬁcial says TERRITORY from page one
Rota and the Longfellow crew aren’t the only ones in the city trying to alter the perceived geography of the Art Walk. The same can be said of a free trolley service operated by Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours and sponsored by Key Bank and the Art Walk organizers at the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance (PACA). “We are trying to get people thinking about hopping on the trolleys and trying to see some of the different neighborhoods that are engaged in the Art Walk,” said Jennifer Hutchins, executive director of
PACA and Creative Portland, a quasi-governmental arts group tasked with promoting and expanding the creative economy in the city. The fleet of red, open-air trolleys will run from Munjoy to Longfellow, Bayside to the Old Port and along the Congress corridor, giving Art Walk patrons a chance to get in more art and less walking during the three-hour event. “We are seeing a different nexus of activity, [things] are growing in East Bayside, stuff happening up on Munjoy, the Old Port and obviously everything around Congress corridor starting with One Longfellow,” Hutchins said.
Friday’s debut free concert at Longfellow Square will feature music from Paper Tales. “Paper Tales' unclassical melodies blend with dual guitar and talking drum voices to create a omfortable rhythmic listen for an audience of any age,” reads the description from One Longfellow Square. “We’re trying to spotlight local bands, offer free music, a little fun, and try to bring some attention to the venue,” said Rota. The free concert will feature ticket giveaways to future One Longfellow events, and Rota encourages patrons to stick around for a show from Celtic musician Maura O'Connell.
Arts in Theory Design Contest tries to match quotes to artwork The quote from Burnham regarding consumerism might seem like an odd choice for inclusions in a business-heavy section of town, but Lipton said his intention was to address the idea of ownership of art versus the fleeting, site specific type of work that is tough to put a price tag on. “It’s more of a look at the [idea] that not all arts have to be consumer based. It’s getting people to
understand that there are different ways to interact with culture other than just buy, own, posses and stick it in my apartment,” she said. Interested in entering the Arts in Theory Design Contest? Email submissions to infraredart@gmail. com. Posters sizes for the contest will be around 4x5 and posters must include the exact quotation and their author’s name.
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Cheverus tennis juggernaut rolls into playoffs BY JEFF PETERSON SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
To say this has been a historic season for tennis at Cheverus High School would be an understatement. The boys and girls Þnished the regular season with a combined record of 23-1. That is the best in school history. For the Þrst time ever, the girls ended up undefeated. The 12-0 Stags open up the playoffs at home today against South Portland in the Class A West QuarterÞnals. "We knew we had a good team, but we didn't know how good," said assistant coach April Tracy. "The girls had the drive, but we weren't sure of the experience because we had no seniors." The team is lead onto the court by No. 2 singles player and junior Abby Harrison. The No. 1 doubles team has been a force as well. Junior Emily Gibson and freshman Katie Galligan have played very well, "Those girls have been great, but this has truly been a team effort," said Tracy. "No matter when they have played, either at night or during the day or where, either indoors or outdoors, they have beenn serious about winning, They have really wanted to win this season and they have Cheverus High School’s girls’ tennis teams, junior varsity and varsity, pose during a standout season. (COURTESY PHOTO) lots of heart." "I am amazed," said head coach Wayne St. Peter. ers. "Those guys have been like assistant coaches." That has all added up to lots of wins. "After losing those players, I thought I would be said St. Peter. "They take the freshmen and sophoLast season was the Þrst winning season for the taking a vacation to Paris to watch the French Open, mores and show them how to prepare. They also Cheverus girls. They Þnished 8-4 and ended up not coaching a team in the playoffs. It is a good thing make sure everyone is on time for practice." losing in the opening round of the playoffs. This I didn't make early reservations." That ladership should be important when Chevrus season they not only have their sights on winning It didn't look good like it would be an 11-1 season takes on Deering Friday in the playoffs. "We know a playoff match, but going deep in the Class A team after week one. The Stags lost to playoff opponent we will have to step it up," said senior Will Lenk. tournament. annd sixth seeded Deering in the season opener 4-1. "We are battle tested with all of the 3-2 matches and "It is not going to be easy," said Tracy. "All of our Actually the entire season has been a challenge for know how to play with our backs against the wall." matches were close. Our regular season match with Cheverus. Nine out of the 11 wins this season were No matter what happens today and Friday in the South Portland was only 3-2. We were biting our by scores of 3-2. playoffs, it is safe to say Cheverus is back on the nails all season long. I'm sure Thursday's match "We basically won by the skin of our teeth," said map when it comes to boys and girls tennis. will be close, too." St. Peter. "We had to work twice as hard for wins, "It is so exciting that both programs have been so The boys have had quite a run as well this season. but I think that has made us better. We are a hungry successful this season," exclaimed Lenk. They Þnished 11-1 and will be hosting Deering on team and very eager to take on pressure." "We should have everyone back next year," said Friday in the openinig round of the playoffs. That is That hunger has come from team leadership. Will girls coach April Tracy. "Oh my gosh, I can't wait for pretty impressive when you consider the Stags lost Lenk and Connor O'Neil are the only two seniors on our playoff game and even next year." three of their top players including their number the team, but they have been more than just playOpponents probably don't feel the same way. one doubles team.last season.
O’Neal says on Twitter he is ‘about to retire’ BOSTON (AP/The New York Times) Ñ Shaquille OÕNeal, who struggled to get on the court for the Boston Celtics because of leg injuries, said on Twitter on Wednesday that he is going to retire after a 19-year career in which he won four NBA titles and the 2000 league Most Valuable Player award. OÕNeal sent a tweet shortly before 2:45 p.m. saying, Òim retiring.Ó It included a link to a 16-second video in which he says, ÒWe did it; 19 years, baby. Thank you very much. ThatÕs why IÕm telling you Þrst: IÕm about to retire. Love you. Talk to you soon.Ó An inveterate prankster who gave himself a new nickname Ñ or several Ñ in each of his six NBA cities, the 15-time All-Star did not notify his latest team of his plans. He played just 37 games this year, the Þrst of a twoyear deal at the veteranÕs minimum salary, making just three brief appearances after Feb. 1. ÒTo my knowledge, he has not informed any of us that heÕs
retiring,Ó Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said. If he goes, OÕNeal retires Þfth all-time with 28,596 points, 12th with 13,099 rebounds and second only to Artis Gilmore among players with more than 2,000 baskets with a .582 Þeld goal percentage. OÕNealÕs contributions to basketball went far beyond his presence on the court. One of the most charismatic players in NBA history, OÕNeal was a franchisesaver when the Orlando Magic made him the No. 1 overall pick in the 1992 draft. He took them from the lottery to the playoffs in two years, and then led them to the NBA Þnals in his third year before they were swept by the Houston Rockets. OÕNeal, 39, signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996 and had his greatest success there, winning three titles alongside Kobe Bryant and coach Phil Jackson. But amid tension between OÕNeal and Bryant over credit for the teamÕs success, OÕNeal was traded to the Miami Heat in the
summer of 2004, fresh off a loss to the Detroit Pistons in the Þnals. After 3½ years in Miami, a tenure that included his fourth NBA championship, OÕNeal became a veteran-for-hire, moving to Phoenix and then Cleveland and Þnally Boston. But he couldnÕt deliver another title for Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire with the Suns, with LeBron James with the Cavaliers or with the CelticsÕ Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. At each stop, he endeared himself to the fans and his new teammates with his effervescent smile and playful attitude, including the habit of adopting a new nickname that he felt embodied his role with his new team. In Phoenix he was the ÒBig ShaqtusÓ; in Boston, the ÒBig Shamroq.Ó But OÕNealÕs off-court persona couldnÕt disguise the fact that he was getting old. He missed a week in November with a bruised right knee, a week in December with a calf injury and another in January with a sore right hip.
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Thursday, June 2 The Avett Brothers at the State — SOLD OUT
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
7:30 p.m. The Avett Brothers at the State Theatre. www.statetheatreportland.com
8 p.m. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on the Maine State Pier, presented by Maine State Pier Concert Series. All tickets $30 including $3 service fee. Rain or Shine. All tickets will be mailed. https://tickets.porttix.com/ public/show.asp or http:// www.kahbang.com/mainestate-pier-concert-series/
Suzie Brown & Emilia Dahlin
8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents Suzie Brown & Emilia Dahlin. “Brown is a practicing cardiologist who gave up a promising research career to pursue music. Having started writing songs just two years ago, she has already taken the circuit in New England by storm, selling Monday, June 6 out popular area music venues such as Philadelphia’s Tin Angel Low Flying Airplanes and Boston’s Club Passim, and opening for the likes of Livingston at Space Gallery Taylor and Lyle Lovett. ... Dahlin 7 p.m. In “Sea to the City” and has carved out her name as a “Dreams from the Deep”, Low unique songstress. She weaves Flying Airplanes’ two indepenmesmerizing tales (complete with The musicians of Excelsior Cornet Band are professional per- dent releases, there is heartformers with many years of experience in a wide variety of Greek myths, robotic messiahs, ening sense that LFA’s music epic ﬂoods, and tax evaders) with musical genres. They bring the music of the Civil War brass played for its own sake. Like band era to life. The group will perform on Peaks Island Saturraw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz other aspiring indie groups in vocals. Her well-crafted songs day, June 18. (COURTESY PHOTO) the post-boom folk revival, sound as if they’ve been left outLow Flying Airplanes is about a lack of pretense and side where time and weather have worn cracks for the wind onstage warmth, which continually develops as we watch to whip through.” www.onelongfellowsquare.com the band quickly mature. In 2010 Low Flying Airplanes won
Friday, June 3 One Longfellow Square’s First Friday Free Concert 6 p.m. “Celebrate the start of summer with some live outdoor music at One Longfellow Square. This Friday, June 3, between 6-7:30 p.m., the band Paper Tales, http://www. reverbnation.com/papertales, will be playing in Longfellow Square. Paper Tales’ unclassical melodies blend with dual guitar and talking drum voices to create a comfortable rhythmic listen for an audience of any age. Lead singer and guitarist Darrell Foster is accompanied by guitarist and harmonizing singer, Rossi Meacham. In the rhythm section and third harmony is Monica Cooper. Come see us as we kick off the ﬁrst of our outdoor summer music series and join with the community in the First Friday Art Walk. We will have some giveaways including a drawing for gift certiﬁcates to future shows. We will also have some updates on the exciting new changes coming to One Longfellow Square.” http://www.reverbnation.com/papertales
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony at the State 8 p.m. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from the Glenville section of Cleveland, Ohio. They are best known for their fast-paced rapping style and harmonizing vocals. In 1997, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song “Tha Crossroads.” State Theatre, $22 advance/$25 day of show. www.statetheatreportland.com
An Evening With Maura O’Connell 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents. “Maura O’Connell’s restless muse could not be safely contained under the banner of Celtic music, and she soon discovered both an interest in and afﬁnity for progressive American roots music. Following her self-titled solo debut in 1983, she collaborated with Béla Fleck (then of the NewGrass Revival) on 1988’s Just In Time, which inaugurated a string of albums marked by O’Connell’s tasteful, moving interpretations of songs spanning many traditions and authors.” www.onelongfellowsquare.com
Darien Brahms at Bayside Bowl 8 p.m. A six-time winner of the “Best Female Vocalist and Best Performer” award in her hometown of Portland, Maine, Brahms’ distinctive style combined with her high energy live performances have landed her opening slots for the likes of The Violent Femmes, Townes Van Zandt, Daniel Lanois and Ben Harper.” http://hillytown.com/shows/darien-brahms/
Saturday, June 4 Putnam Smith CD Release Party 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents. “Putnam Smith, who hails from Portland, Maine, could be an old-world troubadour fresh from the 19th Century. After all, he lives in a log cabin, plays his Grandfather’s banjo, and has printed up the jackets of his new CD on a 1901 Pearl Letterpress (hand set type, pedal powered!). Yet this rootsy multi-instrumentalist songwriter (he also plays guitar, mandolin, and piano), steeped as he is in old-time Appalachian traditions, is
the Maine Academy of Modern Music Rock-Off and played with Rustic Overtones, Paranoid Social Club, and even an Alive At Five show! Come celebrate a new chapter for the band with their sophomore appearance on the SPACE stage. $8, all ages. http://www.space538.org/
Friday, June 10 Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at Port City 8 p.m. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is psychedelic roots reggae music. GPGDS has played 500 shows in the past three years, touring relentlessly and developing a widespread grassroots following. The Rochester, NY -based group has performed across the US, Canada, and Jamaica, including festivals at Red Rocks, Rothbury, Wakarusa, All Good, and Nateva. http://giantpandadub.com/2011; Port City Music Hall, http://portcitymusichall.com
Michelle Shocked: Campﬁre Girl 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents Michelle Shocked. “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated,” Shocked wrote on her Facebook page. “This show will go on!” One Longfellow vowed. “Tickets are back on sale and going fast! Michelle is bringing her Roadworks project to One Longfellow Square for one night of music. Shocked’s Roadworks is an ongoing ﬁve-year touring project which curates songs that are audience favorites while developing new, unreleased material.” http://www.onelongfellowsquare.com
scene and his newest project continues that trend. Drawing on a musical inﬂuences from Latin, Funk, Jazz, and other genres, the group infuses traditional Scottish melodies with new ideas without losing their essentially Scottish spirit.” www.onelongfellowsquare.com
Tuesday, June 14 WCLZ Presents Chris Isaak 7:30 p.m. From the beginning, Chris Isaak has earned his good luck the hard way — by consistently delivering excellent work, both onstage and in the studio on a series of accomplished albums from Silvertone (1985), Chris Isaak (1986), Heart Shaped World (1989), San Francisco Day (1993), Forever Blue (1995), the largely acoustic Baja Sessions (1996), Speak of the Devil (1998), Always Got Tonight (2002), the seasonal-themed Christmas, the Best of Chris Isaak compilation (2006) and 2009’s Mr. Lucky. State Theatre. $45 and $35/reserved seating. www.statetheatreportland.com
Wednesday, June 15 Alela Diane with The Parson Red Heads, Emily Dix Thomas at Space 8 p.m. The Portland, Ore.-based musician Alela Diane is ultimately a traditionalist forging beautifully simple songs with uncluttered arrangements better suited to her Sandy Denny-esque vocal stylings over a decidedly folk, unequivocally American sound. West coast dreamers The Parson Red Heads and local cello-playing songstress Emily Dix Thomas open the night. $10, 18 plus. S
Thursday, June 16 WCLZ Presents: The Decemberists 7:30 p.m. The Decemberists are a Portland-Ore. based indie-rock band with a baroque bent. In 2006, the band released its major-label debut, “The Crane Wife,” on Capitol Records. In 2011, the sixth Decemberists album, “The King is Dead,” served as their coronation. State Theatre. $39.50/ general admission.
Friday, June 17 Rodney Atkins on the pier 9 p.m. Rising to prominence with his 2006 album “If You’re Going Through Hell,” Rodney Atkins has quickly become one of Country’s brightest new stars, scoring 5 No. 1 hit singles (notably “If You’re Going Through Hell” and “Watching You”) on the Billboard Hot Country songs chart, a No. 3 album on the Billboard 200, and an Academy of Country Music award for Top New Male Vocalist, among numerous other vocal and song of the year award nominations. The Don Campbell Band opens, fronted by Portland-based Don Campbell. Presented by Maine State Pier Concert Series. General Admission seating. All tickets $37 including $3 service fee. Rain or shine. All tickets will be mailed.
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Saturday, June 11 Deep Heaven Now presents: Deep Heaven Portland 7:30 p.m. On the heels of three successful festivals in Boston, the Deep Heaven series makes its way to Portland to herald the rising tide of New England psych bands with two full days of far out music. Night One features Portland poster children Metal Feathers, horticulture friends Foam Castles and the mind-bending Mr. Chris and the Instant Animals joined by away teams 28 Degrees Taurus, QUILT, and MMOSS on day one of Portland’s newest festival. $10 night one/$12 for two-day festival pass, 18 plus. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Dance for Donna Beneﬁt 8 p.m. The Blazin’ Ace Presents ... The Dance for Donna Beneﬁt at Port City Music Hall. “A beneﬁt helping Donna Zakszeski and her ﬁght against cancer. Saturday June 11th at Port City Music Hall, with special guests Roots of Creation and The Cyborg Trio. $15 suggested donation at the door PLUS a pipe rafﬂe and door prizes. Come have a great time for a great cause!” — The Blazin’ Ace. 18 plus.
Sunday, June 12 Neil Pearlman Band 7:30 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents. “Pianist Neil Pearlman is rapidly distinguishing himself as a uniquely innovative artist in the contemporary traditional music
Excelsior Cornet Band at Peaks 4 p.m. Peaks Island is the site of a couple of Father’s Day weekend concerts which also coincides with Peaks Fest and Civil War Day Sesquicentennial Commemoration programs at the 5th and 8th Maine Regiment Memorial Buildings. The Excelsior Cornet Band, Civil War Reenacting Band Concert; Peaks Island, $10 per person, $15 per family. The Excelsior Cornet Band is New York State’s only authentic Civil War Brass Band. Founded in 2001, the band consists of a group of Syracuse-area musicians dedicated to the performance of original Civil War era music on actual instruments of the period. 8thMaine.org; 766-5086
The Duke Robillard Band 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents. “Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. And a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations..”
BRZOWSKI Album Release with Prayers for Atheists, Doll Fight!, H.W. and Ill By Instinct 9 p.m. After ﬁve years of touring throughout ﬁve countries, over 600 performances, two mixtapes, two EP’s, one 7” single, countless featured appearances, and performing live with a venerable who’s-who of the independent (progressive) hiphop, Portland’s own BRZOWSKI returns with his sophomore solo release, “A Fitful Sleep.” $8, 18 plus. SPACE Gallery. www.space538.org
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By Holiday Mathis SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you’re very honest with yourself, you realize that you already know what you’d like to see from today’s scene. So your best bet is to make those expectations known to the others involved. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your personality shimmers. Be sure to spend time around someone you want to know better. The longer you do the more he or she will get to know you and like you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your internal reaction to what others say about you or your work is strong, even if the message you hear from them is rather mild. Imagine yourself turning an invisible knob to quiet the volume of your inner critic. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Several people will vie for your business, energy or time. Go with the one who invests the most in the interaction. Note that whatever you get now, you will get more of the same from this person later. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). However potent your creative impulses may be, you cannot always drop everything to follow them. If it is at all possible to do that today, you won’t be sorry. The result could be life changing. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 2). You’ve been known to make your own luck, and you’ll repeat the trick this month as you meet new friends, ﬁnd out what people need and provide solutions where you can. You’ll be celebrated publicly now and in October. A relationship solidiﬁes in July. Family developments favorably affect you in December. Capricorn and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 2, 11, 24 and 17.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are no mistakes. You always do what you think the situation calls for, knowing what you know and using whatever resources are available to you at the time. Be kind and encouraging when you talk to yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have a tendency to discount your abilities and build up the abilities of another person. Put a stop to that today. Give yourself credit because it’s due. If you don’t, who will? GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Brave people deal with problems. You should count yourself among the bravest because you rush after the thing that bothers you and chase it down instead of running away from it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a sense of self-worth that comes from early experiences. There are fears and doubts that stem from the same period of time. But right now, you beneﬁt from acknowledging what’s good about your history. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are no magic words that will persuade another person to choose you over the competition. But if you can meet this person’s needs better than any other, you will get the opportunity to do so. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are so many reasons to be generous. It feels good, for starters. And on a more pragmatic note, if you ever part ways, you can do so knowing that you were always very good to the other person. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll soon be in a position to sell your idea. The most important part of this process comes long before the pitch. Gather information about who needs what you’re presenting and why they need it.
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2011. There are 212 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 2, 1886, President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, who at 21 became America’s youngest first lady. On this date: In 1851, Maine became the first state to enact a total ban on the manufacture and sale of liquor. In 1855, rioting broke out in Portland, Maine, over rumors a stash of liquor (which would have been legal for “medicinal and mechanical purposes” under the Maine Law) was being kept inside City Hall; one man was killed when militiamen opened fire. In 1897, Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” In 1941, baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; he was 37. The chief justice of the United States, Charles Evans Hughes, announced his retirement effective July 1, 1941. In 1961, during a state visit to France, President John F. Kennedy, noting the warm reception his wife had received, jocularly described himself as “the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.” In 1966, the U.S. space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface. In 1981, the Japanese video arcade game “Donkey Kong” made its U.S. debut. In 1986, for the first time, the public could watch the proceedings of the U.S. Senate on television as a six-week experiment of televised sessions began. One year ago: Amid the Deepwater Horizon oil spill crisis, BP chief executive Tony Hayward apologized for having told reporters, “I’d like my life back,” calling the remark hurtful and thoughtless. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Milo O’Shea is 86. Actress-singer Sally Kellerman is 74. Actor Ron Ely is 73. Actor Stacy Keach is 70. Rock musician Charlie Watts is 70. Singer William Guest is 70. Actor Charles Haid is 68. Composer Marvin Hamlisch is 67. Actor Jerry Mathers is 63. Actress Joanna Gleason is 61. Actor Dennis Haysbert is 57. Comedian Dana Carvey is 56. Actor Gary Grimes is 56. Pop musician Michael Steele is 56. Rock singer Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) is 51. Singer Merril Bainbridge is 43. Rapper B-Real is 41. Actress Paula Cale is 41. Actor Anthony Montgomery is 40. Actorcomedian Wayne Brady is 39. Actor Zachary Quinto is 34. Actor Dominic Cooper is 33. Actress Nikki Cox is 33. Actor Justin Long is 33. Actor Deon Richmond is 33. Actress Morena Baccarin is 32. Rock musician Fabrizio Moretti is 31.
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Thursday, June 2 Read Street sewer separation project 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As a part of the Read Street sewer separation project, beginning Thursday and continuing Friday and Monday, Dearborn Brothers Construction will be working within Forest Avenue between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Throughout the work, two-way trafﬁc will be maintained, but trafﬁc patterns outlined by ﬂaggers and barrels will change. “Motorists should pay close attention to ﬂaggers and other directional indicators as they travel through this intersection. Motorists will not be able to make left hand turns onto Read Street or Arbor Street within the work zone. While the work is ongoing, commuters may want to seek an alternate route to avoid trafﬁc and delays. Motorists are urged to watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians in these work zones.” www. portlandmaine.gov
Portland Public Schools graduations: PHS 10:30 a.m. It’s graduation season in Portland. The Portland Public Schools will hold the following graduation ceremonies: June 2, 10:30 a.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland High School graduation; June 2, 6 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Casco Bay High School graduation; June 9, 6 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland Adult Education graduation.
Portland Public Schools graduations: Casco Bay 6 p.m. It’s graduation season in Portland. The Portland Public Schools will hold the following graduation ceremonies: June 2, 6 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Casco Bay High School graduation; June 9, 6 p.m., Merrill Auditorium, Portland Adult Education graduation.
Cocktail reception honoring Stephen Bowen 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Maine Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Bower, Portland Country Club, Eleven Foreside Road, Falmouth. Tickets are $30 each and include hor d’oeuvres, wine and beer. “Please join us as we celebrate Steve Bowen’s appointment to Commissioner, Maine Department of Education. Steve Bowen served as Director, Center for Education Excellence at The Maine Heritage Policy Center and he will discuss his goals and philosophies for Maine’s Education system. This event is hosted by the Board of Directors of The Maine Heritage Policy Center. http://stevebowenreception.eventbrite.com.
‘The Thinking Heart’ in Portland 7 p.m. Four performances of “The Thinking Heart: the Life and Loves of Etty Hillesum,” will be presented in the Portland area during April, May and June. Conversation concerning the work will follow performances. Glickman Family Library at the University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., seventh ﬂoor, Portland, on June 2, at 7 p.m. This performance is sponsored by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Contact: Joshua Bodwell, executive director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 228-8263.
On Friday, June 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the public is invited to the Portland Police Department for a First Friday Art Walk exhibit, 100 years of photographs. (COURTESY IMAGE)
‘Late Nite Catechism’ at Freeport Factory Stage 7:30 p.m. The Smash Off-Broadway hit, direct from New York, “Late Nite Catechism” will feature Colleen Moore, who has played the role of Sister in New York as well as the National Tour. This show has been praised by Catholic Standard and Times, Catholic Explorer and called “uproarious” by the New York Times. Laugh your Sins off and don’t let Sister catch you with gum in your mouth! Performances are June 2 through June 12, Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27/$22.50 for seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets, link to the ticket outlet can be found at www.freeportfactory.com. 865-5505 The Freeport Factory Stage is located at 5 Depot St., downtown Freeport, just one block east of L.L. Bean.
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Portland’s Public Schools spring concerts
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7 p.m. Family members, friends and other area residents are invited to attend the following concerts in Portland’s public schools: King Middle School: June 2, 7 p.m., King cafetorium. King Bridge Festival: June 6, 12 to 8 p.m., Deering Oaks bandstand. (Rain location is King Middle School cafetorium.) See details at www.bridgemusicfestival.org. Fifth grade after-school orchestra concert: June 6, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym. Lincoln Middle School: June 7, 7 p.m., Lincoln gym. Elementary band and strings concert: June 8, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym.
9 a.m. Lynn Plourde, a well-known children’s author, will spend all day at Reiche Community School in Portland. She will work with students and participate in a school-wide assembly. Plourde is the author of “Teacher Appreciation Day,” “Pigs in the Mud,” “Class Picture Day” and many other books. Reiche students have created plays, puppet shows, poems, letters and a newscast based on her stories. Beginning at 9 a.m., Plourde will visit classrooms and watch the student presentations. Reiche families and other community members are invited to attend the assembly with Plourde from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Daphne Kalotay and Jane Roper book readings 7 p.m. New England authors, Daphne Kalotay and Jane Roper will each be reading from their debut novels, “Russian Winter” and “Eden Lake,” at Longfellow Books. Longfellow Books events are open to the public and always free to attend. Daphne Kalotay’s short stories have appeared in various literary journals and magazines and she has taught literature and writing at Middlebury College and Boston University “Russian Winter,” her ﬁrst novel, was a ﬁnalist in the James Jones First Novel competition and is being published in 19 foreign languages. Fellow Boston resident, Jane Roper is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and writes Baby Squared, a narrative blog about her adventures in twin parenting, at Babble.com. She spent her ﬁrst 15 summers at summer camps in Maine inspiring the premise of her debut novel, “Eden Lake.”
Portland’s Public Schools spring concerts 7 p.m. Family members, friends and other area residents are invited to attend the following concerts in Portland’s public schools: King Middle School: June 2, 7 p.m., King cafetorium. King Bridge Festival: June 6, noon to 8 p.m., Deering Oaks bandstand. (Rain location is King Middle School cafetorium.) See details at www.bridgemusicfestival.org. Fifth grade after-school orchestra concert: June 6, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym. Lincoln Middle School: June 7, 7 p.m., Lincoln gym. Elementary band and strings concert: June 8, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln gym.
Tours of Spring Crossing housing in Westbrook 1 p.m. Westbrook’s newest affordable housing community for senior citizens gets its ﬁrst ofﬁcial viewing Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at an open house for federal, state, and local ofﬁcials — along with the public. Spring Crossing, a 34-unit senior community at 19 Ash St., on the banks of the Presumpscot River, is a project of Westbrook Housing, Westbrook Development Corporation and Spring Crossing Associates Limited Partnership. Funded by Maine Housing with ﬁnancing assistance from TDBank and Northern New England Investment Fund, the low-income tax credit property for individuals age 55 and over is expected to receive its ﬁrst residents in June, according to John Gallagher, executive director of Westbrook Housing and president of Westbrook Development Corporation. In addition to the Friday afternoon open house, Westbrook Housing ofﬁcials are hosting tours of the building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 during Westbrook Together Days. Since ground was broken in July, the $3.3 million construction project—headed up by Great Falls Construction of Gorham— has created about 100 jobs, involved some 25 local subcontractors and has had a payroll of more than $1 million, according to a press release.
Westbrook Together Days 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Westbrook Together Days. This annual event put together by the Westbrook Community Chamber features local groups, local artisans, local service clubs and
A preservation expert studies a keepsake through a loupe. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be in Portland for ﬁve days, June 7-11. The show will be at the Clarion, 1230 Congress St. (COURTESY PHOTO) amusement rides. Expect 20-30 performers and entertainers as well as a parade down Main Street Saturday morning and the auction Saturday afternoon. The festivities are concluded with a ﬁreworks show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. Riverbank Park, 655 Main St., Westbrook. June 3-June 4. Friday 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. No cost for admission. Tickets can be purchased for amusement rides.
Portland Police Art Walk display 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Portland Police Department will open its doors to the public for First Friday Art Walk with its 100 Years of Photographs exhibit. The exhibit features photographs of the department at work for the past century. The public is invited to tour the department and see for themselves the many roles Portland’s men and women in blue have ﬁlled within the city. www.portlandmaine.gov see next page
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Gallery Show: Images of the Longfellow Garden 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk at Maine Historical Society. “Join the local art community during the First Friday Art Walk and come see the current show in the Shettleworth Gallery, Images of the Longfellow Garden (May 6-June 30). This exhibit is a showcase of historical images that document the evolution of the garden through the years. The exhibit celebrates spring and the wonder that is shared by all who enjoy the garden. The Longfellow Garden Club will be presenting information about the Longfellow Garden, which will be open late for art walk patrons. Come and mingle with friends, enjoy refreshments and music, walk through the garden, and see Maine’s history come to life!” http://www.mainehistory.org
‘Refashioned’ at the PMA 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 21 through July 31, the Portland Museum of Art presents “Refashioned.” “Inherent in the structure of a garment is the story of its purpose, time, and place. Contemporary artists, Lauren Gillette (York, Maine), Anne Lemanski (Spruce Pine, North Carolina), and Angelika Werth (Nelson, British Columbia), use the conﬁguration of an article of clothing or hairstyle as an armature for historical narratives. Their work begins with the desire to communicate details of a life revealed in the conventions of outward appearance. In sculptural jackets, hairstyles, and dresses, the artists reconstruct identities, reuse materials, and reinvent historical personas. The exhibition will feature 21 objects lent by the artists. Refashioned is the third in a series of exhibitions called Circa that explores compelling aspects of contemporary art in the state of Maine and beyond. Circa is a series of exhibitions featuring the work of living artists from Maine and beyond. Circa is made possible by S. Donald Sussman. Corporate support provided by The VIA Agency.” Opening celebration: Friday, June 3, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
First Friday at Geno’s Rock Club 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Art Walk at Geno’s Rock Club is free, and open to all — Jessica Butts will be exhibiting her newest multimedia pieces in the lobby. Refreshments will be provided. Live music show doors open at 9 p.m., cover is $5, 21 plus/proper ID required. Bands: Brenda — http://www.brendabrenda.com; Over a Cardboard Sea — www.myspace.com/sailingoveracardboardsea. Contact Peri Broadbent for more information at genos. email@example.com
Opening for artist Leslie Wicks 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Local artist Leslie Wicks welcomes guests to her opening at Running with Scissors studios and gallery. The show features both sculptures and prints. Refreshments will be served. 54 Cove St., Portland. 699-4242. www.runningwithscissorsartstudios.com
‘My Perestroika’ at the PMA 6:30 p.m. “My Perestroika” screening at the Portland Museum of Art. Friday, June 3, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m. NR. “‘My Perestroika’ follows ﬁve ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia. At the center of the ﬁlm is a family.”
PORTopera Dinner/Dance & Auction 6:30 p.m. PORTopera, Maine’s only professional opera company, hosts its annual gala Dinner/Dance & Auction at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland. This year’s gala supports the company’s 17th season main stage performance: Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment (La Fille du Régiment); and the gala is French-themed. PORTopera Dinner/Dance guests dine and dance in elegance. The evening begins with a cocktail hour, with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Master of Ceremonies is Frank E. Reilly, spouse of gala co-chair Sharon Reilly, and auctioneer is Tom Saturley. The Bob Charest Band provides live music for dancing and listening until 11 p.m. Dinner is classically French and opera-inspired. Entrees include Chicken Marengo; according to legend, Chicken Marengo is an entrée ingeniously crafted by Napoleon’s chef after a military conquest, the Battle of Marengo, and thusly named. For vegetarians, Crêpes Vivandiere takes its name from vivandieres, the women attached to regiments of soldiers whose duties were to sell wine for their canteens. Marie, the lead female in La Fille du Régiment, is a ﬁctional example of a vivandiere. Items up for auction include “walk-on” roles in the opera performance as well as a week in a Swiss chalet, an exclusive PORTopera design pendant crafted by Peapod Jewelers, opera trips to New York, Washington, Santa Fe and San Francisco and more. The gala is PORTopera’s largest fundraiser each year, allowing the opera to continue bringing the joy of opera and music to Maine year after year. The gala is open to the public. Tickets are $125 per person, and tables of 8 or 10 are available. Tickets must be purchased in advance through
the PORTopera ofﬁce (879-7678). Suggested dress is black tie. PORTopera will present “The Daughter of the Regiment” on July 28 and 30 at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium. For more information, visit www.portopera.org.
Fairy Tale Players 7 p.m. In June, Acorn Productions wraps up the company’s second season of performance by the “Fairy Tale Players,” an ensemble of kids, teens and adults who have studied at the Acorn Acting Academy. The troupe’s last production of the season is the classic fairy tale Rapunzel, adapted and directed by Acorn faculty member Stephanie Ross, who is also the Director of Drama at Massabesic High School. “Acorn’s version of the classic story begins with a young couple who desperately want a child. An evil enchantress Dame Gothel manipulates them into promising her their ﬁrst born in exchange for all the Rampion (otherwise known as Rapunzel) vegetable they can eat. Saving the day are a delightful garden of enchanted vegetables who talk, sing and put themselves in harm’s way in order to help Rapunzel and her heroic Prince ﬁnally ﬁnd their way back together.” The production runs from June 3 to 19 in the Acorn Studio Theater in Westbrook, with tickets $7 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Rapunzel is suitable for all ages, especially younger children who will love the antics of the garden vegetables. Call Acorn at 854-0065 or visit www.acorn-productions.org for more info or to order tickets.
Portland Playback Theatre 7:30 p.m. Portland Playback Theatre presents the theme: Forks in the Road, First Parish Church (corner of Temple and Congress Streets), Portland. $7 at the door. “Portland Playback returns to one of its favorite themes this month: Forks in the Road. On the road of life, we all come to a fork every now and then — those moments when we have to make a choice and leave one route for another. What are the choices you’ve had to make and how have they impacted you? Tell your story and watch them played back on the spot. Every month, Portland Playback Theater puts ﬁve actors at your disposal to replay the moments of your life. Tell your story or just come to watch.” www.portlandplayback.org.
Steve Tesh, others at Mayo Street 7:30 p.m. Steve Tesh, Chris Teret and Stephanie Rabins, Chriss Sutherland, and Micah Blue Smaldone at Mayo Street Arts. $5. http://mayostreetarts.org/calendar
‘Late Nite Catechism’ at Freeport Factory Stage 7:30 p.m. The Smash Off-Broadway hit, direct from New York, “Late Nite Catechism” will feature Colleen Moore, who has played the role of Sister in New York as well as the National Tour. This show has been praised by Catholic Standard and Times, Catholic Explorer and called “uproarious” by the New York Times. Laugh your Sins off and don’t let Sister catch you with gum in your mouth! Performances are June 2 through June 12, Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27/$22.50 for seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets, link to the ticket outlet can be found at www.freeportfactory.com. 865-5505 The Freeport Factory Stage is located at 5 Depot St., downtown Freeport, just one block east of L.L. Bean.
Rory Raven at Lucid Stage 8 p.m. Rory Raven Will Read Your Mind! at Lucid Stage. $12 From Providence, Rory Raven is a mentalist. 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. 899-3993. www.LucidStage.com
Saturday, June 4 Grand opening of 10-mile Forest City Trail 8:30 a.m. Portland Trails will celebrate its 20th znniversary on National Trails Day with the grand opening of the Forest City Trail. Activities are scheduled throughout the day including a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon at the Casco Bay High School and PATHS campus. Portland Trails recently made major improvements to the walking trails behind the school buildings that are part of the Forest City Trail. Portland Trails co-founder Tom Jewell will lead a guided walk of the Forest City Trail with Bob Crowley, winner of “Survivor: Gabon,” the hit reality television series. RSVPs will be required for this 10-mile hike across Portland. A $10 registration fee includes lunch. Individual guided walks of the major open spaces along the Forest City Trail will also be offered as part of the day’s festivities. 8:30 a.m.: Portland Trails Trail Manager Jaime Parker will lead a tour through the Fore River Sanctuary. Meet at the Frost and Congress Street trailhead; 10 a.m.: City Arborist Jeff Tarling of Portland Public Services will offer a tour of Evergreen Cemetery. Meet at the Duck Pond in the Cemetery; 1 p.m.: Portland Trails Board Member Roger Berle will lead a walk through the Presumpscot River Preserve starting from the Overset Road trailhead.
Maine Walks for Haiti 9 a.m. A family-friendly walk/run around Portland’s Back Cove trail to help improve health care in northern Haiti. 9 a.m. to 10
a.m., registration; 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., welcome remarks; 10:15 a.m., runners start; 10:20 a.m. walkers start; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Après walk festivities. “Maine Walks for Haiti is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get involved with an international humanitarian cause and make a tangible difference in the lives of many Haitians. Proceeds from the event beneﬁt Maine’s Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Registration is $10 (school teams and children are free). Enjoy Haitian music, art, storytelling, and more!” Entertainment by: Gifrants, musician, Charlot Lucien, storyteller, DJ, Harold Similien. Since 2001, Konbit Sante staff and volunteers have worked in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of health and other partners to build local capacity in all aspects of the health system ... In Haitian Creole, a konbit is a traditional Haitian method of working together to till your friends’ ﬁelds as well as your own — working together toward a common goal. The word sante means health.” For more information on Konbit Sante, please visit www.healthyhaiti.org.
USM Arboretum Day and Plant Sale in Gorham 9 a.m. to noon. The dedication of the Joe B. Parks Rhododendron Garden, gardening workshops, children’s activities and refreshments are all part of the inaugural University of Southern Maine Arboretum Day and Plant Sale. The free, public event will be held, rain or shine, adjacent to the USM Academy Building on USM’s Gorham campus. The Academy Building overlooks School Street (Route 114). Parking is available at 68 School St. The garden dedication will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by workshops every 15 minutes. The plant sale will include vendors from O’Donal’s Nursery, Meservey Farms and local garden clubs. “The Joe B. Parks Rhododendron Garden, located in front of the historic Academy Building, is “green” in more ways than one. All the plants are hybridized rhododendrons and azaleas that the late Dover, New Hampshire horticulturalist Joe Parks developed to withstand the New England climate and resist insects. Parks once said he struggled for more than 40 years with ‘a disease known as gardening.’ In 2007, he donated plants from his backyard gardens and took the lead in development of Dover’s Joe B. Parks River Walk and Gardens. Parks, who died in 2010, also decided to move plants from his home in Dover to USM for the use and enjoyment of the entire community. Benches and original artwork from the Parks’ home have been woven into this large garden space that serves as an outdoor classroom and a place for reﬂection.” For more information, contact Betsy Uhuad of USM at 780-4714, or Tyler Kidder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Gloucester History Barn Open House 9 a.m. to noon. The next monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held at the History Barn, right behind the Town Hall on Route 231. Historic photos and vehicles are on display. The next Open House will be July 2 and will feature a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Maine Historical Society annual meeting 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Maine Historical Society Annual Meeting: Looking (Back) At Television. “Join us to conduct the ofﬁcial business of MHS, and for a look at the early days of television in Maine. The annual meeting includes awards, the welcoming of new Trustees, and a talk by Fred Thompson, former head of the Maine Broadcasting System (1983-1998). MHS membership and registration for the event required.” For more information, click here. To register, please call 774-1822.
Used book and DVD sale at Windham Hill church 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A used book and DVD sale will be held at the Windham Hill United Church of Christ at 140 Windham Center Road in Windham. There will be a huge selection of ﬁction, nonﬁction, and children’s books available. FMI call the church at 892-4217.
Westbrook Together Days 10 a.m. Westbrook Together Days. This annual event put together by the Westbrook Community Chamber brings together the best of Westbrook, local groups, local artisans, local service clubs, and great food along with amusement rides. “We will have 20-30 performers and entertainers as well as a parade down Main Street Saturday morning and our Annual Auction Saturday afternoon. The festivities are concluded with our fabulous Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night. Riverbank Park, 655 Main St., Westbrook. June 3-June 4. Friday 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. No cost for admission. Tickets can be purchased for amusement rides.
Herbal Primer Workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. An Herbal Primer Workshop will be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. The workshop covers all the basics of herb growing from starting seeds to using what you grow. Betsey-Ann Golon, Shaker Village herb gardener, is the instructor. Fee: $40 (pre-registration required). see next page
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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Volunteer Training 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided. “Retired? Interested in history? Looking for a fun part-time activity? The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad has immediate openings for train crew! We are looking for individuals who enjoy talking with visitors and residents about the history of Maine. Volunteer whenever is convenient for you –- we run trains seven days a week along the waterfront. We offer a fun and enjoyable environment to volunteer in the community this summer. No technical skills are needed — training provided.” www.mainenarrowgauge.org. Limited seats available on June 4, please RSVP to 828-0814 or e-mail: email@example.com.
League of Women Voters convention 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Maine will hold its biennial convention at the Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, Portland campus. Registration is $35 and the event is open to the public. “Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers will be the morning speaker. He will discuss Maine’s laws, rules and experience governing the Citizen Initiative/People’s Veto. Mr. Summers was elected by the 125th Legislature to serve as Maine’s 48th Secretary of State. He served as State Director to U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe from 1995 to 2004. He served two terms as State Senator, representing Scarborough, Saco and Old Orchard Beach. He is also a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and served in Afghanistan and Iraq on active duty. University of Southern Maine Associate Professor Ron Schmidt, Ph.D. will be the afternoon speaker. He will discuss the history, uses and politics of the Citizen People’s Veto in Maine. Dr. Schmidt currently serves as Chair of the Political Science Department.” For more information contact LWVME President Barbara McDade at bmcdade@ bpl.lib.me.us or 622-0256 or visit the League’s website at www.lvwme.org.
Local Sprouts Cafe one-year anniversary 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St. Local Sprouts Cooperative is celebrating the One Year Anniversary of Local Sprouts Cafe with a daylong celebration with music, art, dance and food and drink specials. Music will include Papadello, Ahmad Hassan Trio, Meghan Yates, Butcher Boy, Leif Sherman Curtis, Robin Jellis, Jimmy Dority, Tucker Louisos Daniels, Gaelle Robins, Jonah Fertig and others. There will be a dance performance in the afternoon, art making and facepainting and the celebration will be for all ages. For more information: 899-3529, food@ localsprouts.coop
to meet increasing demands.” Resilient Communications at Brunswick Landing. Enter the former BNAS through the main Cook’s Corner entrance. For more information on the degree program, contact Randi Paine at 741-5624.
Latin Dance with Dj Johnny Mambo! 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Crystal, Heather, & Maria Cron will be going to Cuba this summer with the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan. They are asking for support. Every year people opposing the U.S. blockade against Cuba join Pastors for Peace in taking taken humanitarian aid to the island. On their way to Cuba this year, they will travel in buses and trucks through 130 US and Canadian cities.” Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner served at 5:30, dance begins at 6:30 p.m. Hope.Gate.Way, 185 High St., Portland. Donation of $15 is suggested. Admission includes a Cuban/ Peruvian meal, including Flan. For more information about this event, call Maria at 272-2071. People unable to attend may send donations to: Crystal Cron, 117 North St., Portland, ME 04101. Let Cuba Live of Maine (www.letcubalive. org) sponsors the proceedings. For information about Pastors for Peace, go to www.pastorsforpeace.org.
Calamity Janes vs. Queen City Cherry Bombs 6 p.m. Calamity Janes vs. Queen City Cherry Bombs (NHRD home team) in Maine Roller Derby action. “Portland Expo. TD Bank will be sponsoring a table for the Special Olympics at the June 4 and June 18 bouts. Stop by on your way to your seats to meet some Special Olympic Athletes and donate to the cause. Last year the Bank helped raise over $1,000,000 and has committed to raise another $1 million in 2011.” Tickets $10 adv.; $13 doors; $5 kids 6-12; free for kids 5 and under. After-party at Empire Dine & Dance. http:// www.mainerollerderby.com/events/
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic 8 p.m. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic on the Maine State Pier, presented by Maine State Pier Concert Series. “Funk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelics kick off the Maine State Pier Concert Series. This show promises the best funk concert dance party complete with vendors, street performers and beer garden, all set against the backdrop of Portland Harbor.” General admission seating. All tickets $30 including $3 service fee. Rain or Shine. All tickets will be mailed. https://tickets.porttix.com/public/show.asp or www.kahbang.com/maine-state-pier-concert-series
Sunday, June 5
The Dave Astor Reunion Show
Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Women’s Ride
1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Dave Astor Reunion Show at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St. Featuring Dave Astor with Tony Boffa, Steve Romanoff, and Fred Thompson. Community participation and memories welcome! “Join us to remember and celebrate one of Maine’s best-loved homegrown television shows, The Dave Astor Show (For Teenagers Only). The program, which aired on Saturday afternoons from 1956-1971, featured students from area high schools performing dance routines and other productions. It quickly became a teenage phenomenon, a ﬁxture in numerous homes, and provided invaluable training and experiences for the students who participated. The Dave Astor Show was Portland’s own version of American Bandstand, known for its high standards and sophistication. Dave Astor and show alums will share stories followed by a broader conversation during which audience members are encouraged to share their own memories. The program will be followed by a dance party!” $5 suggested donation at the door. http:// www.mainehistory.org
9 a.m. This all-women’s ride is suited for all ages and ﬁtness levels, with distances of ﬁve, 15, 25 and 50. The ride offers beautiful views of the countryside and coast. Proceeds beneﬁt the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s work to improve bicycling in Maine. Preregistration is encouraged. For more information or to pre-register, go to www.BikeMaine.org or call 623-4511. L.L. Bean’s Casco Conference Center, Casco Street Freeport. Rides begin at 9 a.m. www.BikeMaine.org.
Shape Note Singers in New Gloucester 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shape Note Singers will be gathering for their annual singalong at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. The singalong is open and free of charge to the public.
College of the Atlantic commencement 2 p.m. College of the Atlantic will hold its 39th commencement. This will be COA’s largest graduation, with 85 seniors and two graduate students. Actress Jane Alexander, former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, will give the commencement address. Like every COA event, this will be a green celebration. Students will be receiving degrees in human ecology, COA’s one major.
SMCC Composite Technology meeting 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Southern Maine Community College is holding a public meeting to provide information about the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Composite Technology scheduled for initial offering at the SMCC Midcoast Campus at Brunswick Landing in the fall. Applications are currently being accepted, and anyone interested in learning more about the program or admission procedures is encouraged to attend. “Composite technology is designated as a high growth/high demand industry in Maine. SMCC is working with regional employers to provide a skilled workforce
Unity Center for Sacred Living 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Unity Center for Sacred Living, “an open, interfaith, Oneness oriented Spiritual Community ... here to evolve consciousness through what we call The New Spirituality,” is holding services. “We know that the essence of Spirit is within each and every one of us, and our aim is to create a safe and sacred space for each person to explore their own perception of Spirituality. UCSL offers weekly gatherings that are informative, creative, interactive, and sometimes ceremonial followed by fellowship. We hope you will come join us for our alternative services known as Sacred Living Gatherings.” Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Williston-West Church, Memorial Hall (second ﬂoor), 32 Thomas St., Portland. For more information, call 221-0727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Augustine of Canterbury Church services 10 a.m. St. Augustine of Canterbury Church will add a 10 a.m. Sunday morning Holy Communion service and a Wednesday evening Holy Communion service at 7 p.m., beginning on June 5. The parish worships at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Cathedral Pines Chapel at 156 Saco Ave. in Old Orchard Beach. Father Jeffrey W. Monroe is Vicar and Father Joseph Bizimana is assistant Vicar. 799-5141.
Psychic Sunday at Lucid Stage 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Psychic Sunday at Lucid Stage. $1. 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland. Maine’s Premier Psychic Event! Admission $1. Readings, demonstrations, crystals and gems, and much more! 899-3993. www.LucidStage.com
Monday, June 6 Bridge Music Festival noon to 8 p.m. King Middle School and the Portland School Department will present the fourth annual Bridge Music
Festival. This year’s event will take place at the Bandstand in Deering Oaks Park in Portland (rain location King Middle School Cafetorium). “The Bridge Music Festival’s mission is: To establish and foster a connection between student and professional musicians in greater Portland; to encourage performers to reﬂect upon the importance and transformative power of music education in their lives; to afford students invaluable experience through actively participating in the planning, production, and execution of the festival; to raise awareness and support for local performing artists.” http://www.bridgemusicfestival.org
Cancer Resource Open House 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Have you been meaning to introduce someone to the Cancer Community Center but haven’t known the best way to do it? Here is your answer.” http:// cancercommunitycenter.org/openhouse.htm
Cheverus High School graduation 6 p.m. Cheverus High School announced that the speaker at the Class of 2011 graduation ceremony will be Richard Clifford, SJ, founding Dean of Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. The ceremony will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. Richard J. Clifford, S.J., a native of Lewiston, Maine, is Professor of Old Testament. This year’s Valedictorian is Deirdre C. Lambert. Lambert is the daughter of Kim Caldwell and John Lambert of Cumberland Foreside. She will be addressing her class and guests at the graduation ceremonies. Salutatorian of the Cheverus Class of 2011 is Jessica A. Kraus. Kraus is the daughter of Kathleen and Jonathan Krause of Kennebunkport.
Tuesday, June 7 Treasure Hunters Roadshow 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7-11, Tuesday-Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Clarion, 1230 Congress St., Portland. Portland is the next stop on the Treasure Hunters Roadshow worldwide tour. During this event at the Clarion, our treasure hunters are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives, daggers and the unusual!
Congress Street bus priority corridor discussion 4:30 p.m. The city of Portland in collaboration with Greater Portland Metro Bus, the Portland Downtown District, the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) and the Portland Area Comprehensive Transit System (PACTS), has been evaluating alternatives to improve mobility on Congress Street between State Street and Franklin Street including the feasibility of establishing a bus priority corridor from High Street to Elm Street. As recommended by the Portland Peninsula Transit Study, the Congress Street bus priority corridor would allow buses to remain in the trafﬁc lane at stops. Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 4:30 p.m. open house; 5:30 p.m., presentations. For more information about the meeting and the Portland Mobility Project, visit the city’s website at http://www.portlandmaine.gov/planning/congressstreetbus.asp. To RSVP for the tour or public meeting or to submit questions, email WBN@portlandmaine.gov.
Neighborhood Byway pilot at Deering Center 6 p.m. The city of Portland and the Deering Center Neighborhood Association (DCNA) will host a neighborhood meeting to discuss the creation of a Neighborhood Byway pilot project in the Deering Center neighborhood. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Deering High School Cafeteria (same building as the gymnasium), 370 Stevens Ave. “The Deering Center area was selected for the pilot project as a Neighborhood Byway would be able to connect a large number of locations and address long-standing neighborhood concerns regarding trafﬁc and pedestrian safety. The pilot project will promote safer connections between four neighborhood centers, ﬁve schools and numerous trails and parks (a map of the proposed byway is available on the city’s website at www.portlandmaine.gov).” The June 7 meeting follows an April neighborhood meeting where broad support for the Byway concept was expressed by those in attendance. An ad hoc group, with representation from the neighborhood, has been working with the Public Services Department to develop recommended improvements. The Neighborhood Byway initiative is funded in part by a $1.8 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant.
Portland Trails volunteer orientation 5:30 p.m. Portland Trails is hosting an evening volunteer orientation for community members interested in getting involved with the many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. The orientation will be at the Portland Trails ofﬁce at 305 Commercial St. from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Participants are asked to RSVP before June 6 to Rachael Weyand: email@example.com or 775-2411.
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Moments of celebration, sadness Friday, June 11 is last student day at Deering High School. In the Portland Expo yesterday, graduates earned their diplomas and celebrated with the traditional tossing of caps in the air. Today Portland High School marks graduation at 10:30 a.m. at Merrill Auditorium. The ceremony will be extra poignant. Marjorie Sampson, the Portland High School teacher who is known as the “voice of graduation,” will retire at the end of this school year after 25 years of teaching. She will announce her last class of graduates at Portland High’s ceremony today. (MATT DODGE PHOTOS)