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Grafﬁti defaces Mellen Street Market in Parkside. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
Property owners who fail to remove graffiti from their buildings won’t be fined under new rules passed by the city council this week.
But the ordinance, which passed unanimously Monday night, gives the city authority to remove graffiti from private property and charge the landowner for the work, plus a fee. The ordinance also includes
civil penalties for graffiti vandals caught in the act, offers new guidelines regarding how local stores should regulate the sale of spray cans and paint markers and gives police authority to
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A Portland Water District crew repairs a broken water line on Park Avenue Tuesday, one of dozens of construction projects going on in the Greater Portland area. Today through Thursday, Read Street from Quarry Road to Bell Street will be closed to all trafﬁc to allow for work for the Read Street sewer separation project, the city announced. Detours will be in place and access to Quarry Road will be available from Canco Road only. Also, today from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., one of two westbound lanes on Congress Street near Douglass Street will be closed so crews can repair a leaking water main, the water district warned. To avoid delays, motorists are urged to seek alternate routes. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
As expected, the city council on Monday unanimously approved tax breaks worth an estimated $31.4 million for developers of The Forefront, a mixed-use hotel, office and convention center project planned for Thompson’s Point. In a separate vote, the council voted down a measure that would have capped the overall value of the tax breaks during the 30-year agreement. That vote failed 5-3 with councilors Dave Marshall, John Anton see TAX BREAKS page 7
Dirt, abuse all in a day’s work for city’s trash enforcer BY MARGE NIBLOCK SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
The angry woman stood near Eastern Cemetery, chatting on a cell phone, while nearby trash had been set out in noncompliant bags, not the official blue bags issued by the city. Suzanne Hunt explained what the problem was, even as the woman refused to end her cell-phone conversation and oozed hostil-
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“I’ve got 60,000 people to train to get trash out on the right day. It’s really not about tickets. It’s about keeping the city clean and not letting things go down the drain.” — Suzanne Hunt, the city’s sanitation compliance ofﬁcer ity. The woman’s 5-year-old son announced proudly, “That’s our trash!” The incident could have been culled from the popular television show, "Dirty Jobs,"
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Anger and mystery in wake of seal killings HARWICH, Mass. (NY Times) — Summer’s arrival, usually cause for celebration on Cape Cod, has been dampened this year by a grim question: Who is killing the gray seals? Katie Moore, a manager at the International Fund for Animal Welfare in Yarmouth Port, Mass, is investigating the deaths. Six of them have been found shot in the head since late May, their carcasses discovered on beaches from Dennis to Chatham. The mystery has gripped people up and down the cape, and theories here are as plentiful as beach plums. Was it a fisherman, fed up with seals that steal his catch and get tangled in his gear? Or someone fearful of great white sharks, which have been drawn to the area to feed on the seals? Or maybe a person with a cruel streak? “Whoever did it, I still can’t believe it,” said Steve Eldredge, a Harwich resident who was watching his dog roam the beach here at sunset Wednesday. “I was born and raised here, and I can tell you, this type of thing doesn’t happen.” In fact, it does happen, but rarely. Last fall, a gray seal had to be euthanized after it was found shot in the head in Truro. And in 2007, a young harp seal was shot in Sandwich.
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Syrians rally, this time in support of leader BEIRUT (NY Times) — The government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria offered a broad amnesty and rallied tens of thousands of supporters in Damascus and other cities on Tuesday in the latest move to blunt an uprising that poses the gravest challenge to his rule. The scenes across the country illustrated the complexity of the three-month crisis in
Syria, which has deeply isolated Mr. Assad’s leadership. Though orchestrated, the rallies underlined the reservoirs of support Mr. Assad himself still draws on. But even as his government seeks to suggest at least the intention of reform, violence erupted again, as security forces fired on counterprotests, killing nine people, activists said.
The rallies came a day after Mr. Assad offered a national dialogue and somewhat vague promises to bring about change in one of the Middle East’s most authoritarian governments. Though some opposition figures said parts of the speech were encouraging, many more dismissed the initiative as a step that came too late and gave too little.
Kerry, McCain introduce Libya resolution (NY Times) — In an effort aimed at countering a House Republican plan to defund American military operations in Libya, Senators John Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and a Democrat, and John McCain, a Republican, announced the introduction of a joint resolution on Tuesday authorizing the limited use of United States Armed Forces in Libya. Under the resolution, which could be voted on as early as this week, the president is “autho-
rized to continue the limited use of the United States Armed Forces in Libya, in support of United States national security policy interests” for one year after passage of the resolution. The bipartisan legislation, however, “does not support deploying, establishing or maintaining the presence of units and members of the United States Armed Forces on the ground in Libya unless the purpose of the presence is limited to the immediate personal defense of United States government officials.”
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BAGHDAD (NY Times) — Suicide bombers detonated two car bombs on Tuesday outside the governor’s compound in a city in southern Iraq, killing at least 27 people, many of them police officers, and wounding dozens of others, local officials said. The governor, Salem Alwan Hussein, was “fine” following the attack in the city of Diwaniya, a local security official said. The bombings in Diwaniya were part of a spike in violence across Iraq on Tuesday. Roadside bombs were detonated near American convoys in the cities of Hilla, Tikrit and Samarra, and militants fired rockets into a United States military base in Baghdad, where six soldiers were killed in a rocket attack two weeks ago. A military official said that only a United States convoy in Basra was attacked on Tuesday, adding that there was no injuries. The official said that mortars were fired at the military base in Baghdad but none of them landed in the base and there were no injuries.
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Farmington woman, 81, killed after early morning home invasion Authorities say an elderly woman died yesterday after being assaulted inside her apartment earlier that morning. Police are calling the incident a homicide and a home invasion. Grace Burton, 81, died at about 7 a.m. yesterday at a Lewiston hospital, where she was flown by a Lifeflight helicopter from Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, authorities said in a press release. Police say Burton was attacked at the Margaret Chase Smith Apartments on Fairbanks Road by a male intruder who entered her first floor apartment. She called 911 just after 1 a.m. to report the attack. An autopsy on her body will take place at the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Augusta. Police are asked for the public’s help to report any suspicious activity along Fairbanks Road and Route 4 between midnight and 2 a.m. Tuesday. They are also seeking the identity of a man seen walking along Fairbanks Road about 1:30 a.m. wearing a backpack. The apartment complex is off from Route 4, in the north end of the town. A dozen State Police detectives have joined Farmington Police and the Franklin County Sheriff ’s Office investigating the death. Anyone with information is asked to call Farmington Police at 7786311 or dial 911 on a cell phone.
Catholic diocese to sell bishop’s Western Prom mansion Bishop Richard Malone’s threestory, 7,000-square-foot, home on the Western Promenade will soon be up for sale, officials with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland said yesterday. An asking price has not yet been determined. Malone is planning to move to a “substantially smaller” home in West Falmouth to save on taxes, maintenance and heating costs, the diocese said. The home at 199 Western Promenade was built in 1900, according to city records, and has been the property of the Portland Diocese for about 80 years. It has historically been used to house the bishop along with several priests. Of late, the property has also been used for diocese functions.
The 16-room home is valued at $925,000 by the city assessor’s office. Records show it has six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Annual taxes on the property run about $16,500 per year. In anticipation of the sale, another home has been purchased for the use of the current bishop and his successors, the diocese said. The new residence in West Falmouth is substantially smaller, of newer construction and more cost efficient. Proceeds from the future sale of the Western Promenade property will pay for the purchase and ongoing maintenance of the bishop’s new house. It’s not clear when the bishop will move to the new location, the diocese said.
People’s veto effort underway on GOP-led voting changes AUGUSTA – A group of Maine residents yesterday filed the paperwork to begin a people’s veto of legislation that eliminated same-day voter registration in Maine, according to a press release. The measure narrowly passed the GOP-controlled legislature earlier this year and was signed into law yesterday by Gov. Paul LePage. Six Maine residents, including Barbara McDade, president of the League of Women Voters of Maine, officially challenged the section of LD 1376 that eliminates Election Day voter registration. “The right to vote is under attack in Maine,” said McDade, of Bangor. “Same-day voter registration has been part of Maine elections for 38 years. But this long standing practice, which helped almost 70,000 people participate during the last two general elections, is under assault. “We have filed this People’s Veto petition to protect voting rights and to assure that every resident of Maine has the opportunity to participate,” she continued. The people’s veto applies only to the portion of the law that eliminates same-day or Election Day registration. It does not apply to the other technical amendments to the law included in LD 1376. The campaign has 90 days from the end of the current legislative session to collect about 57,000 signatures to place the People’s Veto on the ballot. Scott Fish, a spokesman for the Senate Majority Leader Kevin Raye, R., Perry, declined to comment on the people’s veto effort, saying he had not been able to reach GOP leadership in the state senate. Adrienne Bennett, a spokeswoman for the governor, could not be reached after hours Tuesday.
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Obama to announce plans for Afghan surge pullout in White House speech WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to announce his decision on the scale and pace of troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in a speech from the White House at 8 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday evening. As he prepares to reveal the decision, a White House official said Mr. Obama was considering options that ranged from a Pentagon-backed proposal to pull out only 5,000 troops this year to an aggressive plan to withdraw within 12 months all 30,000 of the additional troops that the United States deployed to Afghanistan as part of the surge in December 2009. Under another option, another official said, Mr. Obama would announce a final date for the withdrawal of all the surge forces sometime in 2012, but leave the timetable for incremental reductions up to commanders in the field — much as he did in drawing down troops after the surge in Iraq.
Planning for a rollout of the announcement was well under way, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton scheduled to testify Thursday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Mr. Obama due to visit Fort Drum in upstate New York, the home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, which has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in recent years. Administration officials said Mr. Obama would most likely announce that the 30,000 troops would all be pulled out by the end of 2012. What is still not known is how soon and how fast, though the outlines of the main proposals are becoming clearer. Some senior White House officials advocated a plan under which 15,000 troops would return by the end of this year and the other 15,000 by the end of 2012, said an official who was briefed on the deliberations. — The New York Times
Brooklyn museum cancels grafﬁti show The Brooklyn Museum has canceled plans to show “Art in the Streets,” the popular but controversial graffiti exhibition originated by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In both a terse press release and an e-mail that, according to L.A. Weekly was sent to an artist in the show, the Brooklyn Museum’s director, Arnold Lehman, blamed tight finances for the cancellation. In the email quoted by L.A. Weekly, Mr. Lehman said: “With no major funding in place, we cannot move ahead.” The show has drawn criticism in Los Angeles, both from people who accuse it
of glorifying vandalism and from others who question the role of Roger Gastman, an associate curator of the show who also has a commercial interest in street art. The first issue was of most concern to The Daily News of New York, which editorialized in April that, if the show comes to Brooklyn, “museum mavens will be sticking their thumbs in the eyes of every bodega owner and restaurant manager who struggles to keep his or her property graffiti-free, not to mention the eyes of all New Yorkers who cringe recalling the days of graffiti-covered subway cars.” — The New York Times
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The great Greek illusion LONDON — Greece has long held emotional sway over Europe. All the cradle-of-Western-civilization talk earned it leniency, even indulgence. The European Union was not ready to go mano-a-mano with the birthplace of democracy. Past glory is a wonderful thing — and a lousy guide for present policy. That’s true in the Holy Land, in Kosovo and in Athens. Greece should not have been allowed into the euro. It failed to join in 1999 because it did not meet fiscal criteria. When it did meet them in 2001, the fix came through phony budget numbers. But Europe’s bold monetary union required an Athenian imprimatur to be fully European. So everyone turned a ––––– blind eye. The New York In fact, recent history would Times have been a much better guide. Greece has had an awful past century. Let’s begin with the wars of 1912-13 that wrested northern Greece from Ottoman control. Then came the massive population exchange, or “ethnic cleansing,” negotiated at Lausanne in 1923 under which about 400,000 Muslims were forced to move from Greece to Turkey and at least 1.2 million Greek Orthodox Christians from Turkey to Greece. That upheaval was followed by the 1930s dictatorship of General Metaxas; the brutal German occupation of 1941-44; and a devastating civil war in the late 1940s that bequeathed an ideological struggle between left and right whose visceral quality endures.
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Sad news regarding an acclaimed sax player Exploring all things in and about the food, wine and hospitality industry are usually this writer’s passion and focus, but equally as dear is the music that steadily feeds my soul. In the fall of 1992, I was enormously pregnant with Number One and had inconveniently been placed on bed rest after a conversation involving labor inducement and the fact that I could barely waddle. The doctor’s orders interfered with my plans to leave his office immediately to head to Worcester, Mass., to see a Springsteen show; and in all the years I had been an obsessed, hard-core fan, I had never bagged a show I had a ticket for, and wasn’t about to start then. Number One immensely enjoyed the almost five-hour concert and kicked my ribs from the inside out during Clarence Clemons’ haunting “Jungleland” sax solo. Fast forward to the fall of 2009, and Number One and I were on the road again, this time falling behind on the mortgage to go to Baltimore to celebrate her seventeenth birthday at a Springsteen concert where we were treated to the “Born to Run” album in its entirety. True to form, she elbowed my ribs again, with a much better view of “The Big Man” — Clarence Clemons and his saxophone — this time. Never one to be left behind, Carlyladd’s middle name is Rose, after Springsteen’s 1973 breaking-into-the-industry song, “Rosalita,” and she, too, has “Thunder Road” and the 9/11 tribute album, “The Rising” on her iPod. To say the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band are household sounds is an understatement, so due to the recent death of Clarence Clemons as a result of complications from a stroke, I scrapped my intended column comprised of interviewing second graders about what makes a great grilled cheese sandwich (and where the best ones in Portland can be found) to reflect instead on the tough job entertainment and music critics have when it’s time to honor the fallen in just so many words or column inches. When Elvis died in 1977, many middle aged women didn’t know or care who Gloria Steinem was, and it was much better to reminisce about Elvis’ gyrating hips and think about the mystique of
Natalie Ladd ––––– What It’s Like Graceland than to worry about the gas crisis America was experiencing. Elvis was immortalized forever on black velvet back drops world wide, and in white jump-suited glory in Las Vegas. The media supported the frenzy from the beginning as he was spotted at gas stations and convenience stores across the country and to this day, his likeness hangs on Midwestern VFW hall walls along side JFK and brother Bobby. Elvis Presley the singer and actor, his kitchy appeal, and his place in time all lend itself to legends that people can identify with, of better days gone by that become memories to help make sense of the world. Unlike Elvis, Springsteen had a sidekick and in the early days the relationship between Bruce and Clarence rivaled that of Batman and Robin and The Lone Ranger and Tonto. As the men and the band matured, life happened and business and personal projects pulled them apart, but forever bonded. Being the stuff great musical folk lore is made of, the band reunited and I can half-proudly, half-sheepishly say I have well over a hundred concerts under my belt, spanning four decades. The very best stories are from the early days when I took a
sabbatical from college (the term “dropping out” has such negative connotations) to follow Bruce and the band around the country. As time passed, I fully expected to outgrow the music, the lyrics, the sound and the culture the whole experience brought to my life, but like millions of others, I never did. Uniquely to Springsteen, over the years, the music kept coming, the messages stayed timely and relevant and the shows were never a letdown. My daughters became fans by default, waving their little toddler hands in the air during “10th Avenue Freeze Out,” while strapped in their car seats in my 1989 Pontiac Sunbird convertible. They were blissfully ignorant to the dirty looks their mom was getting from the next car over at the stop light, and I simply didn’t care. Bringing things full circle, the three of us are thrilled that the late, great Clarence Clemons and his saxophone appear on Lady Gaga’s new album, and The Big Man is prominently featured in her American Idol season finale video, Edge of Glory. Like Number One and Carlyladd, Lady Gaga was raised on Springsteen and credits his influence profusely. I probably should have rattled off facts, dates, songs and references, but the point isn’t to flex my Bruce/Clarence knowledge or drone on about the past. I’m not going to point people to critically acclaimed Clemons’ solos or links to classic Springsteen You Tube videos. The point is that like fans see LADD page 5
Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, died on Saturday at a hospital in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 69. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters/The New York Times)
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The horrendous threes can torment parents We had my family reunion over the weekend in New Hampshire. There is nothing quite as effective as a toddler to point out the weaknesses of a “rustic inn” e.g. lace curtains that only serve to enhance the sun’s 5:30 a.m. blinding ascent and the subsequent screeches that, yes, now is indeed the time to play. (I tired to shove towels in the curtain rods to darken the room but they were attached with the ferocity of dandelion fuzz. I have a welt on my forehead to prove it.) The other big issue arrived in the form of bunnies. These “quaint touches” amounted to 400 stuffed, ceramic and bronzed rabbits that graced every spare inch of the inn. My sister-in-law realized that several were also strategically placed to cover up weird holes in the floors and walls. Try telling a toddler that these bunnies were not ever, under any circumstances, to be touched. After the maid found the first stash of rabbits burrowed under Baby Boy’s bed, I assume the innkeeper was adding to poison to my food but the joke was on him since once you have a three-year old you have no time to eat. By Sunday, Baby Boy and I were pretty much blacklisted from the place and the other guests had tagged me with a scarlet “B” for “bad parent.” But it wasn’t my fault! When did my sweet baby become a big jug of whine who uses every opportunity to throw
Maggie Knowles ––––– Use Your Outdoor Voice himself like an exploding stunt man onto a hard surface and scream? There is this stigma that two-yearolds are terrible; they have nothing on three-year-olds. The problem with the Threes is that they are now realizing that a form of free will exists. “Hmmm. She is yelling that I have to eat these carrots, but I have a feeling that I actually don’t.” It seems the job of a Three is to test everything that comes out of your mouth. Over and over and over. ... And that turns into, “Yes, I know you want brownies for breakfast but you didn’t touch your cereal and those brownies are for later when Daddy gets home and it isn’t good to eat sugar this early and you didn’t even pick up your toys yet and I don’t want crumbs on the couch OK!!! You can have one little piece.” In his book “Unspoil Your Child Fast,” Richard Bromfield teaches overwhelmed parents to take their power back. One of the biggest changes you make is to stop explaining yourself. Just say NO and move on.
In his book “Unspoil Your Child Fast,” Richard Bromﬁeld teaches overwhelmed parents to take their power back. One of the biggest changes you make is to stop explaining yourself. Just say NO and move on. If you justify your decisions, your kiddo is going to fight against your points. “They are delaying the inevitable decisions and penalties,” says Bromfield. Voice your intentions for your toddler clearly and concisely, like a teacher. There is no confusion in “No brownies. Sit down. Eat your cereal.” Threes are learning how to communicate and form their thoughts. It is frustrating when their mouths don’t say what their minds are. They get loud when they aren’t being heard. It can squish a tantrum in its tracks if you stop washing dishes and focus on what your Three is asking for. In the ever-helpful DVD, “The Happiest Toddler on the Block,” Dr. Harvey Karp suggests repeating the want back to your kiddo and validating their feelings. Give them a way to vent their anger. “You want Mommy to come play with you. It makes you mad when I don’t. When I am mad I stomp my feet like this.” It is important that a Three knows you understand what they want and feel. According to “Healthy Sleep Habits,
Happy Child,” author Dr. Marc Weissbluth writes that most kids give up their afternoon nap around their third birthday. (Noooooooooooo!!!) The problem is that even without the nap they still need 10-12 hours of sleep to recover from the day. Is your toddler getting that much? A chunk of a Three’s behavioral strife can be soothed with an earlier bedtime. If Baby Boy misses a nap, and he is falling apart mid-afternoon, I will put him down at 5:30. “But won’t they wake up extra early?” you ask. According to Dr. Weissbluth, sleep begets sleep. The more they sleep, the more they will sleep. I read once that women like having kids because it makes them feel better about themselves. Clearly these women had yet to have a Three. But there is hope, ladies, if you have one, there is less than 12 months to go. But beyond that, god only knows how long it will take our bruised parental egos to recover from World War Threes. (Maggie Knowles is a columnist for The Portland Daily Sun. Her column appears Wednesdays.)
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The rightist military dictatorship of 1967-74 that rounded up and exiled leftists fanned the embers of the civil war. The ongoing conflict with Turkey over Cyprus, involving its own “population exchanges,” ensures the memory of 1923 has not been entirely laid to rest. So forget Socrates. Read Bruce Clark’s excellent “Twice a Stranger” on the effects of the Lausanne population exchange and the psyche of modern Greece. Clark writes of Greece as a society “where blood ties are far more important than loyalty to the state or to business partners.” That’s not a state of mind conducive to tax-paying, collective effort or balanced public finances. It doesn’t rule them out but it doesn’t help. It’s no surprise that Greece took the euro as a means to live on the never-never — ending up with a debt load equivalent to 150 percent of gross domestic product and rising. Yes, E.U. membership provided some balm to Greek wounds. That’s the great merit of the E.U.: It detoxifies history. But Greece remains a nation suspicious of outsiders — when you’ve been lorded over by the Ottomans you don’t want to be lorded over by central bankers — and a place where state structures command scant loyalty. That does not bode well. It suggests the latest bail-
out, after the $158 billion last year, may just be good money chasing bad. I’ve never seen Europe in such dire straits. Greece is full of the aganaktismenoi , or the outraged, who resent the sharp cuts and sales of state industries made necessary because there is no drachma to devalue in order to regain competitiveness. Like protesters in Spain, they feel the poor and unemployed are paying for the errors of politicians, the evasions of the rich, and the whole globalized system that rewards the tech-savvy initiated while punishing those left behind. Their anger is understandable. In many ways the euro crisis, the European crisis, is an apt symbol of our times. A borderless order conceived by technocrats, sustained over a heady period by low interest rates, appreciated by the moneyed classes who made more money, is today facing popular revolt combined with the relentless pressure of its contradictions. Strikes and violent protest are one measure of a Europe that now leaves many citizens unmoved by the great achievements of European integration. Open borders are beginning to close again. Turkey is turning its back on the Union. Germany has checked out from its postwar European idealism. America lambasts Europe for its military fecklessness. Many Greeks and Spaniards feel Europe is no more than a scam.
The bottom line is this: A monetary union among radically divergent economies without the buttress of fiscal or political union has no convincing historical precedent. For a while, the easy-money boom allowed everyone to overlook the fact that peripheral economies like Greece’s or Portugal’s were not gaining competitiveness or “converging,” but amassing unsustainable deficits and debt. Now the hard facts are plain. Given explosive Greek politics, German exasperation and the limits of what the Greek people will accept, I think the best imaginable outcome over time is probably an orderly Greek default rather than a disorderly one. There’s simply no readiness to take the fundamental steps — like approving the issue of “E-bonds” underwritten by all the euro area’s taxpayers or the creation of a European Union finance ministry — that would convince markets the euro zone is ready to assume the logic of monetary union. As a result, the trends already evident — away from convergence — will continue over time. Greece was not ready for the euro. Its classical past was of less relevance than its recent past. A lie is like a snowball: The longer it rolls, the bigger it gets. No salvage operation can hide that. (You can follow Roger Cohen on Twitter at twitter.com/nytimescohen.)
I have well over a hundred concerts under my belt, spanning four decades LADD from page 4
of Elvis, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain and so many others, my obsession has been a life line, a defining part of who I am and a cultural gift. So, take time to listen to the music that matters to you while it’s still being made, share it with your children but be open
minded to new stuff. Dig out the bootlegs or tune into Pandora radio. Most of the time the new music mixes well with the comings and going of my everyday life and I’m only a little sad that Number One and I will never see another Springsteen show with Clarence Clemons manning the sax. But know for sure she’ll elbow
me gently, with a special smile the next time we hear an old version of “Spirit in the Night.” (Natalie Ladd and her “What’s It Like” column typically take a look at the culinary business in and around Portland. Musical detours require an exception.)
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Lawmaker tackles problem of ‘bath salts’ drugs BY MARGE NIBLOCK SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Dangerous synthetic drugs that can be purchased over the counter and on the Internet are being targeted by the Maine Legislature in a bill introduced by Rep. Seth Berry of Bowdoinham, to be voted on by the Senate on Tuesday, June 28. LD 1562 was endorsed by the Maine House on June 10. Its purpose is to add certain hallucinogenic chemicals that are sometimes marketed as “bath salts” to the list of Schedule W drugs. The law would prohibit the sale or possession of these chemicals. This phenomenon is relatively new in the Portland area, according to Sgt. Kevin Cashman of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. He said the problem
right now is “more anecdotal than anything” in this city. “We’re aware and are looking into it,” Cashman said, “and MDEA Director Roy McKinney is working on it statewide.” Cashman said the synthetic blend creates hallucinogenic reactions. McKinney said the drugs are now showing up in Houlton, Presque Isle, Waterville, and the mid-Coast area because quantities are coming from Internet purchases. “I’ve spoken with treatment people and they’ve described the heightened agitation, delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia, that make these drugs particularly disturbing,” McKinney said. “A lot of the drugs are coming out of China. Marketers have discovered synthetic drugs never intended for human use,” he said.
He says some merchants have removed them from their shelves because they’ve become concerned about potential liability. The substances are also sold online as “plant food.” There are numerous street names associated with the drugs, which can be snorted, smoked, eaten, or injected. They are not marketed for human consumption. Independent Rep. Ben Chipman, who lives in East Bayside, said, “I’m open to regulating them.” But he cautioned, “All substances have a way to be abused. We need a lot more education to deal with fixing social ills.” “What will be the next thing?” asked Chipman. “We really haven’t done a great job of eradicating anything.”
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the bay has been cut nearly in half, from more than 800 million gallons a year to around 400 million gallons a year. Once the Phase III sewer project is complete, less than 90 million gallons of untreated water will enter local waterways, public works director Mike Bobinsky told councilors Monday. Phase III, the last phase of the project, is divided into three parts. The first part will include construction of a 7-million-gallon underground storage tank to ease sewer overflows around the west and south ends of Back Cove, construction of rain gardens and other green initiatives to reduce runoff, and "targeted" sewer separation. The cost of those improvements are estimated at $53.5 million. The second round of improvements will likely include construction of an 8 million gallon storage tank at the Fore River Pump Station, among other initiatives. That’s estimated to cost $55.5 million. The final segment would include upgrades to the city’s wastewater plant on the East End and the North East Pump Station, more sewer separations and more green improvements to reduce runoff. These projects are expected to cost a combined $60 million. The storage tanks, which represent a significant technological advancement not available just a few years ago, holds storm water until the system has capacity to treat it, city spokesperson Nicole Clegg explained. Prior to settling on the 15-year timetable, the council voted down a compromise that would have given the city 20 years to complete the project. With the new parameters, city officials must first present their plans to the state for approval. If approved, work on Phase III is expected to begin in 2013.
THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN, Wednesday, June 22, 2011— Page 7
Proposal built largely upon a similar measure in South Portland GRAFFITI from page one
issue citations for possession of these so-called “graffiti implements.” People under 18 years old would also be banned from buying graffiti implements without a parent’s consent. The civil penalties come in addition to any criminal charges authorities might levy against vandals accused of writing graffiti. The new rules take effect July 20. Trish McAllister, the city’s neighborhood prosecutor, said yesterday that she was concerned that fewer property owners would comply without the threat of a fine. “That being said, I definitely think passage of the ordinance last night is a great step in the right direction,” she said. “I understand the council's actions completely; they were responsive to the concerns from the public, and I truly do respect that.” The ordinance was first introduced about six months ago to target graffiti, a problem city officials believe is getting worse. The proposal was built largely upon a similar measure in South Portland that has been largely successful without resorting to fines. During the roughly four-month review, residents and landlords dem-
onstrated strong support for the intent of the new rules but uneasiness about the fines. Several downtown building owners argued that fining victims of a crime was not the right approach. Those who supported the fines, including city officials, police and some landlords, said they were necessary to give the ordinance teeth. The final version of the ordinance represents something of a compromise. Under the new rules, the city will send notices to property owners if graffiti is left on their home or building. The property owner would have 10 days to present the city with a plan for removing that graffiti. If the property owner ignores the notice or fails to respond, the city could send crews to remove the graffiti and then bill the owner for the work, plus the 10 percent administrative fee. The city would need permission to gain access to the property. Failure to pay the fee could result in a lien placed on the property. Brad McCurtain, who owns a building near Monument Square, was among those who spoke out against the fines. He said the council did the right thing by backing away
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“Using a punitive ﬁne system in order to try to encourage property owners to remove grafﬁti after the property has been vandalized is not the way to go.” — City Councilor Dave Marshall from that proposal. “That would have been very scary for real estate ownership in the city had that passed the way it was worded,” McCurtain said Tuesday, adding that the language was vague and wouldn't allow property owners to appeal the fine. An amendment proposed by Councilor Dave Marshall to remove the fines, which ranged from $100 or less for first offenses to $500 for three or more offenses, passed 5-3. Another amendment that called for the city to create internal policies for how it will adhere to the ordinance for any graffiti left on public property also passed. “Using a punitive fine system in order to try to encourage property owners to remove graffiti after the property has been vandalized is not the way to go,” Marshall said yesterday.
“I am really glad the council sided with them in removing the fines so that we can work proactively with property owners to remove graffiti from private public property,” he continued. Aside from new rules and regulations, the city is planning to launch an online database shortly that lets residents report graffiti, submit photos and provide exact address information. That system is still in the works, but McAllister said it could include an iPhone or Android app that lets residents report graffiti from their smartphones. Officials believe the database could encourage people to report graffiti, will lead to quicker removal and also help police track patterns. If a graffiti vandal is caught, that photo evidence could lead to more serious charges against the perpetrator, authorities say.
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TAX BREAKS from page one
and Cheryl Leeman in the minority. Approval of the tax-increment financing deal between the city and developers allows the city to retain roughly 46 percent of new property tax revenues generated from the $100 million development. Developers would keep 54 percent of that new property tax revenue, estimated at $31.4 million to the city’s $26.4 million over the life of the agreement. Those figures are just estimates, and Jennings could change up or down based on future tax rates and the overall valuation of the property. Not all of that $26.4 million will make it into the city’s general fund budget. Councilors Monday night voted to divert 25 percent of its share of annual revenues from the development into a special fund for transportation improvements. The city council didn’t make any decisions this week on how it would spend that money. Thompson’s Point Development Co. has proposed building a convention center, two office buildings, a hotel, parking garage and concert venue on Thompson’s Point, in the city’s Libbytown neighborhood. The convention center could be configured into a 3,500-seat arena for the Maine Red
Now, the Thompson’s Point project is due to come before the planning board for a workshop on Tuesday, June 28 at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall. Claws minor league basketball team. Jon Jennings, a principal in the development group, says the project will become a true destination in Portland. He has said the concept is similar to the L.A. Live complex in downtown Los Angeles that's home to the Staples Center basketball arena and other entertainment venues. Construction is scheduled to begin early next year and wrap up in late 2013. Approval came less than two weeks after the tax break plan — the largest in the city’s history — was first unveiled to the public. The city council held a special meeting June 13 for the sole purpose of advancing the measure, a step no councilor could recall happening before. Councilors accelerated the review largely because developers said throughout the process that the project might fall apart if the tax breaks weren’t approved before the end of June. With the tax break question now settled, the project is heading to the planning stages. It is due to come before the planning board for a workshop on Tuesday, June 28 at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.
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BUSINESS Patience, tolerance for abuse appear to fortify Hunt TRASH from page one
The position has been in existence since February 2011, under the Department of Public Services. Hunt was a building inspector before taking on this new assignment, and patience and tolerance for abuse appear to be two key components of her job qualifications. “I’ve got 60,000 people to train to get trash out on the right day,” Hunt said. “It’s really not about tickets. It’s about keeping the city clean and not letting things go down the drain.” Her quick smile lights When Hunt walked her face as she drives down the street to around in her small speak to a couple of Chevy pickup truck, looking for trash violaother people I could tors. She also jumps in and out of that truck — clearly hear the woman a lot — with alacrity. on the cell phone cursAt Eastern Cemetery, ing to the person to Hunt was enmeshed in one of two incidents whom she was speakof high drama in less ing. Then she said, “Let than three hours. Both me call you back. This involved angry women. lady’s harassing me. When Hunt walked down the street to speak She needs to get a life.” to a couple of other people I could clearly hear the woman on the cell phone cursing to the person to whom she was speaking. Then she said, “Let me call you back. This lady’s harassing me. She needs to get a life.” Before leaving, Hunt even gave this woman a blue bag that she had with her, a very nice and uncalledfor gesture, as later events would prove. About an hour later Hunt’s supervisor called and asked her to meet him. The angry woman had called the head of the Department of Public Services and made a complaint against Hunt, saying that Hunt was rude and cursed at her. Hunt’s supervisor was going to speak to the woman in person; however, he knew Hunt’s behavior would never be questionable and he spoke to the reporter who was riding with her who said the roles were certainly reversed. The second angry woman was in her driveway on an upscale street when Hunt explained to her in a friendly manner that the recycling had been set out before the 3 p.m. permissible time. A large pile
Suzanne Hunt, the city's sanitation compliance ofﬁcer, tries to educate and remind the public about trash-removal rules, even as she deals with debris and belligerence. (MARGE NIBLOCK PHOTO)
of loose cardboard was next to the bin and Hunt pointed out that it could be blown down the street; two no-nos. This homeowner was a former city official who snarled at Hunt and launched into a loud diatribe questioning why she had to do things properly when the city doesn’t. She then shouted her list of grievances against the men who collect the recycling.
At the end of the morning, after witnessing the hostility Hunt has to defuse, and remember her saying “gloves and hand cleaner are an important part of the job,” and seeing the truth in this, I felt very privileged to not have to deal with issues of trash and anger on a daily basis. see next page
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Hands on Feet BY NATALIE LADD SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
LOCATION: 12 Willard St., South Portland CONTACT: Lynn Marie Danforth at 776-5776; www.handsonfeet.net
Certified reflexologist Lynn Marie Danforth says as corny as it sounds, the best part of her job truly is "helping people” and she giggles while recanting her childhood ambitions. “When I was a little girl I wanted to be a nurse but discovered I couldn’t stand the sight of blood and hated the thought of needles. After research and much thought, I realized reflexology was the perfect place for me to be, and I love it.” Reflexology is a science based on the principle
that reflexes in the hands and feet relate strongly to internal organs and other key areas of the body. The hands and feet are manipulated to allow reflexes to release stress and toxins in all the major body centers. With clients from the ages of 10 to 88, Danforth maintains that everyone can benefit from the intensely relaxing, peaceful and non-obtruDanforth sive process, including "a young child who has trouble sleeping and teens who confide in me because they feel safe. ... People just feel better when they leave here.” Working out of a small and cozy office space just off Willard Beach in South Portland, Danforth has been practicing since May of 2001. Studying at the well-respected Omega Institute of Holistic Studies
in Reinebeck, N.Y., and with the Crane School of Reflexology of England, Danforth has been known to take the show (and her special chair) on the road for fundraisers and in-home visits. She is a sharp marketer and believes the experience sells itself as many of her clients are return visitors who have become friends. As far as the name? Danforth said, “I was getting ready to print up business cards after I landed here at my great location on the beach. Things had been topsy-turvy in my life and I was anxious to get the business going so I said, ‘I need to get my hands on someone’s’ feet,’ and that’s exactly what I did.” Visit the website (www.handsonfeet.net) for information on pricing, session options and additional health and wellness benefits of reflexology.
THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN, Wednesday, June 22, 2011— Page 9
Pingree, Sussman wed
Cruise ship season
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree and Donald Sussman were married in a small private ceremony at the couple’s home in North Haven, Maine Saturday morning, Pingree’s ofﬁce reported. Pingree met Sussman in 2007 on Vinalhaven Island, and they were engaged in 2008. Sussman is 65, and Pingree is 56. They have both been married once previously. (Photo by Ofﬁce of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree)
City’s Irish longshoremen focus of Friday book signing DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT
Passengers on a Casco Bay Lines ferry are dwarfed by the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship in Portland Harbor Saturday. The Enchantment of the Seas was the ﬁrst large ship call of the season, carrying approximately 2,250 passengers. The Royal Caribbean International ship was scheduled to travel north for Bar Harbor and then conclude her nine-day itinerary in Baltimore, the city reported. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
Michael C. Connolly, professor of History, Saint Joseph’s College, will visit the Maine Irish Heritage Center Friday at 7 p.m. for a book launch and signing for the newly released paperback edition of “Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen” (University Press of Florida, 2011). A power point presentation and lecture on the Portland waterfront and its connection to the Irish community of Portland will be held in the upstairs hall followed by the sale and signing of books
downstairs with musical entertainment, the center announced. The cost of the paperback book is $30 (less than half Connolly that of the hard cover edition) and proceeds from the sales go entirely to benefit the MIHC. The Maine Irish Heritage Center is located at 34 Gray St. (adjacent to State Street). For details, visit www.maineirish.com.
‘Gloves and hand cleaner are an important part of the job’ from preceding page
Portland isn’t a very large city, but when you’re responsible for trash that’s put out illegally it becomes quite a vast undertaking. The job requires diligence and also lots of patience when dealing with angry people. Hunt’s organizational skills are also an important aspect of the work. She has stickers and tags for various offenses. Probably the item most used is a narrow yellow oak tag notice that Hunt refers to as a “door knocker.” This fits around a doorknob and contains recycling information on one side, with a checkmark listing the violation on the reverse side. Stickers offer reminders that garbage removal must follow city rules (visit http://publicworks.portlandmaine.gov/curbsidetrash.asp for details.). “If I pick an area and do it thoroughly for a few weeks, people start to get it," Hunt said. "And the more people who cooperate, the better it’s going to work.” The job is not about punitive action, either, Hunt said. “I talk to people. As long as people are never going to do it again, they’re good.” And that’s where Hunt’s organizational skills play an important role. She keeps a citywide list of the
addresses and date where any sort of notification has been left, and an updated chart of the ordinance issues addressed. Actions and outcomes are included on this chart. Hunt also has some landlords’ phone numbers with her. If there’s a problem at a location, she calls immediately: “It’s the landlord’s job to manage the tenants.” Hunt says most landlords are cooperative when a phone call is placed to them. Three disintegrating leaf bags filled with sand were next to the curb on Deering Street. Leaf bags are only picked up in the fall, and they’re not supposed to be filled with heavy sand, which Hunt estimated would have been more than 50 pounds. A notice had been left a week prior, and Hunt nows said she would notify the landlord. Hunt leaves many “door knocker” cards that says at the top “Please Remove Illegal Set Outs.” It also cautions that violations are subject to fines, with numerous boxes that can be checked off explaining what the specific violation was. Hunt stated “Early setouts are a major problem; trash goes down drains; animals get into it.” She said, “We don’t like those.” Hunt works closely with Trish McAllister, Portland's neighborhood prosecutor, and the Portland Police Department’s Community Policing Centers.
Sometimes a police officer will accompany her to a specific location. McAllister agrees with Hunt that education is the best route but says repeat offenders will definitely be prosecuted. “Suzanne’s responsiveness has been great, and she is making a real difference for the city,” said McAllister. Driving down Cumberland Avenue, Hunt looks ahead and says, “The first couch of the day!” The piece of furniture was in front of a five-unit building, so there was no way to easily identify the culprit. Hunt put her door knocker notices by each unit’s mailbox and placed an orange tag on the couch. This tag has “24-hour notice” written on it, along with the address. Hunt will return the following day to check, and she says, “It’s all about cooperation. It’s an educational process.” When asked what the most unusual item was that she’d seen Hunt said a 12-foot sailboat left on a West End street fit the bill. I can attest to the fact that Hunt has a dirty job after seeing her poke around trash bags and watching her haul a large wet rug left on the sidewalk of a West End street onto the back of her truck. That was a case of someone illegally dumping something on city property. Hunt’s attitude regarding this type of offense is “it’s an abuse of taxpayers.”
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By Holiday Mathis inner drives are more important to you than any external threat or reward. You’ll do a job because you are compelled to do it -- because it pains you to consider doing anything else. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You long for a project so enthralling that it makes you forget about the petty worries and concerns of daily life. Such a project will come along by the end of the month. Keep your eyes wide open for clues. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Have you ever talked to someone and felt that the conversation was so difﬁcult that the minutes you spent trying felt like hours? You’ll have a similar experience today. Know that these social trials are not in vain. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll look forward to spending time with a smooth operator you know. Note that you don’t have to talk about anything important or deep to keep the positive vibes bouncing between you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your imagination is so strong that you will be able to project yourself through time, in a sense, as you hone your vision of what you want your future to be. See yourself in a happy state, and trace back to the origins of that happiness. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 22). You’ll take charge of your personal life. In the next four weeks, you will remember something you wanted long ago and will revive the effort to make it happen. Your network grows in July. New friends open up areas of interest. Your physical ﬁtness improves in September. December brings the celebration of a union. Scorpio and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 1, 22, 49 and 13.
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ACROSS 1 Gallop 4 Cause irritation by rubbing 9 Stereo of the 1960s 13 Article 15 Hulk __ of the wrestling world 16 Uproars 17 Female horse 18 Straight up 19 Authentic 20 Amsterdam resident 22 Like a poor attempt 23 Tricycle riders 24 Lincoln’s nickname 26 Half the diameter 29 Apartment building in the slums 34 Secret __; spy 35 Serenity 36 Scottish “no” 37 More __ for one’s
buck; better payoff 38 Discontinue 39 Bouquet holder 40 Piece inserted into a drill 41 On the ball 42 Nut variety 43 In a crazy way 45 Expensive 46 Actress Lupino 47 Worry 48 Surrounded by 51 Recital of events 56 Indian garment 57 Move over a bit 58 Horse’s pace 60 __ ahead; be foresightful 61 Use the rubber end of a pencil 62 Consequently 63 Croon 64 Pays a landlord 65 Bashful
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2011. There are 192 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 22, 1911, Britain’s King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey. On this date: In 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery; their fate remains unknown. In 1870, the United States Department of Justice was created. In 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris. In 1941, Germany launched Operation Barbarossa as it invaded the Soviet Union. In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the “GI Bill of Rights.” In 1945, the World War II battle for Okinawa ended with an Allied victory. In 1969, singer-actress Judy Garland died in London at age 47. In 1981, Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to killing rock star John Lennon. Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was deposed as president of Iran. In 1993, former first lady Pat Nixon died in Park Ridge, N.J., at age 81. One year ago: White House Budget Director Peter Orszag announced he was stepping down. South Carolina Republicans chose Nikki Haley, an Indian-American and tea party favorite, to run for governor. Today’s Birthdays: Actor Ralph Waite is 83. Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 75. Movie director John Korty (“The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”) is 75. Actor Michael Lerner is 70. Broadcast journalist Brit Hume is 68. Singer Peter Asher (Peter and Gordon) is 67. Actor Andrew Rubin is 65. Actor David L. Lander is 64. Singer Howard “Eddie” Kaylan is 64. Singer-musician Todd Rundgren is 63. Actress Meryl Streep is 62. Actress Lindsay Wagner is 62. Singer Alan Osmond is 62. Actor Murphy Cross is 61. Actor Graham Greene is 59. Pop singer Cyndi Lauper is 58. Actor Chris Lemmon is 57. Actor-producer-writer Bruce Campbell is 53. Rock musician Alan Anton (Cowboy Junkies) is 52. Actress Tracy Pollan is 51. Rock singer-musician Jimmy Somerville is 50. Author Dan Brown (“The Da Vinci Code”) is 47. Rock singer-musician Mike Edwards (Jesus Jones) is 47. Rock singer Steven Page is 41. Actor Michael Trucco is 41. Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub (RYS’-kub) is 40. TV personality Carson Daly is 38. Rock musician Chris Traynor is 38. Country musician Jimmy Wallace is 38. Actor Donald Faison (FAY’-zahn) is 37. Actress Alicia Goranson is 37.
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selves. Doris is apparently home all day, because the minute she hears or sees one of us, she pops in. When she does this at dinner, we feel obligated to invite her to join us. She also has been very inquisitive about our personal lives, asking questions even our relatives would not dream of asking. We realize Doris is lonely, but we need to put a stop to this. My husband is so convinced we’ve opened a can of worms that he now refuses to talk to any of our other neighbors for fear the same thing will happen. How can we discourage Doris’ visits and still remain on good terms? -- Perplexed Dear Perplexed: No one can take advantage of you without your permission. Don’t be afraid to say, “I’m so sorry, Doris, but this isn’t a good time to visit. Maybe tomorrow.” And then close the door. Be polite and friendly, but don’t let her inside, even if she tries to bribe you with a homemade pie. But we hope you won’t shut her out completely. She is desperate for company, and you might visit on occasion and encourage her to participate in community activities. In the meantime, it’s OK to set boundaries and be ﬁrm about them. Dear Annie: I had to reply to “Michigan,” who is afraid she will not be close to her two sons after they marry. I have one son. If “Michigan” treats her daughters-in-law as she does her sons, she will have no problem. My daughterin-law is the daughter I never had. She has a mother and a sister, but we two are as close as can be. We do things together (just the two of us) and enjoy each other’s company. She sometimes has conﬂicts with her husband, as we all do from time to time, and knows she can come to me with anything. I keep an open mind. I love my son, but he is not perfect. I wouldn’t trade my daughter-in-law for anything. I love her as my own. -- Lucky Mother-in-Law
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Wednesday, June 22 U.S. Cellular smartphone workshop 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. With a recent study showing a nearly 80 percent increase in smartphone shipments from a year ago, there are plenty of ﬁrst-time smartphone users who may want a little help ﬁguring out everything their advanced phones have to offer. U.S. Cellular is hosting a free workshop at 494 Congress St. in Portland to guide attendees through all of the functions and features of Android-powered devices, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile smartphones. 772-7740
‘Transforming Forest Avenue’ meeting 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The second public meeting of the “Transforming Forest Avenue” study will be on June 22, in the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (20 Myrtle St., around the corner from City Hall). City planner Molly Casto writes that “the purpose of this meeting, open to the public, is to present a series of alternative design concepts for the study area, which extends from the intersection of Park Ave and Forest Ave, along the Forest Avenue Corridor, and through Woodfords Corner to the railroad crossing.” Funded by a $100,000 Federal Highway Administration grant administered by the Portland Area Transportation System (PACTS), the city, along with partners, a consulting team and the committee are studying and will develop a design for this roadway that provides functional and safe pedestrian, bicycle, bus and motorist access that promotes business and residential activity, the city reported. For more information about the committee and the study, or to submit ideas and feedback online, visit the city’s website at www.portlandmaine.gov/forestave.htm.
Buy Local mixer at Lucid Stage 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Mark your calendars for the June Buy Local Member Mixer taking place Wednesday, June 22 at Lucid Stage, a nonproﬁt arts organization. Lucid Stage provides performance and rehearsal space for artists of various genres, as well as space for classes and community events, educational programs, and visual art.” Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard.
Friends of Evergreen 2011 Annual Meeting 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “The public is invite to join us for our 2011 Annual Meeting where we will welcome Tom Desjardins, Chief Historian for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands. Mr. Desjardins will speak on, ‘Civil War Heros and Heroines Buried in Evergreen Cemetery.’ Light refreshments, a discussion and a brief annual business meeting will follow the lecture. This event will take place at Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Avenue, Portland. Parking is available on Stevens Avenue.”
‘Ida’s Having a Yard Sale’ 7:30 p.m. Ida Leclair, “the funniest woman in Maine,” is having a yard sale. From crocheted toilet paper covers to the complete Box Car Willy record collection and plenty of gossip going around Mahoosuc Mills. Performances are June 22 through July 2, Wednesday through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. Tickets are $22.50/ $17.50 for seniors and students, and are available through Brown Paper Tickets, www.freeportfactory.com 865-5505. The Freeport Factory Stage is located at 5 Depot St., downtown Freeport, one block east of L.L. Bean.
‘Summer of Love’ at Ogunquit Playhouse 8 p.m. The Ogunquit Playhouse, Route 1, Ogunquit. Box Ofﬁce 1-800-982-2787 or go online ogunquitplayhouse.org for online ticketing and more information. June 22 through July 16, “Summer of Love.” With a 2:30 p.m. preview. “Be sure to wear some ﬂowers in your hair for the east coast premier of ‘Summer of Love,’ a groovy new musical by Roger Bean, the creator of The Marvelous Wonderettes and The Andrews Brothers, with choreography by Lee Martino. When a runaway bride discovers the countercultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a little help from the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This hippie, trippy musical features the powerful music of the late 1960s, by some of the most inﬂuential artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more.” Next on stage: “The Music Man,” July 20-Aug. 20; “Legally Blonde” starring Sally Struthers, Aug.24-Sept. 17; and “Miss Saigon,” Sept. 21-Oct. 23.
Thursday, June 23 Gov. Paul LePage guest speaker at Brunswick Downtown Association breakfast 7 a.m. Thorne Hall at Bowdoin College, Brunswick. The Brunswick Downtown Association is hosting a breakfast with Gov. Paul LePage as guest speaker. The breakfast
On Saturday at 1 p.m., the Great Maine Lobster Eating Contest will take place, part of the Portland Lobster Fest on the Maine State Pier. The contest will feature contestants shucking and eating as many Maine lobsters as they can in 10 minutes. Maine Gov. Paul LePage; winner of the hit CBS show “Survivor” Bob Crowley; and Miss Maine USA Ashley Marble are the judges for the contest. (COURTESY PHOTO) will be held at Bowdoin College’s Thorne Hall, starting at 7:15 a.m. and will include an update on the current focus of the BDA. The ticket price for this event is $20. 729-4439 or www.brunswickdowntown.org
Replicas of Columbus ships, the Pinta and the Nina on display in South Portland 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. “On Thursday, June 23, the ‘Pinta and the ‘Nina,’ replicas of Columbus ships, will open in South Portland. The ships will be docked at the South Port Marina, 14 Ocean St., until their departure early Tuesday morning June 28. The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship ‘the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.’ The ‘Pinta’ was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the ﬁfteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel,’ a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers used to discover the world. While in port, the general public are invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.” Admission charges are $8 for adults, $ 7 for seniors, and $6 for students 5-16. Children 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (787) 672-2152. Minimum of 15. $4 per person. No maximum. www.thenina.com
Annual Greek Food Festival 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Grounds, Portland. “Join us in a celebration of Greek culture at the Annual Greek Food Festival on Thursday, June 23 thru Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, Maine (located on the corner of Pleasant and Park Street). This spectacular three-day Greek Festival is a wonderful family event that each year draws more than 10,000 visitors from around the greater Portland area. Along with the exquisite Greek cuisine, there will be live music and traditional dancing. ... A Greek band will provide live entertainment nightly so visitors can try out their fancy footwork on the dance ﬂoor. The Festival also will feature performances by an exciting dance group wearing authentic Greek costumes.” For more information, call 774-0281.
Rally for Peace in Sudan noon to 1 p.m. Fur Cultural Revival (part of The Darfur Community Center of Maine) presents a Rally for Peace in Sudan at Monument Square on Congress Street in Portland. This event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. Speakers will include El-Fadel Arbab, as well as local activists and members of the Sudanese refugee communities, including speakers from Abyei, Nuba Mountains, and Darfur. If it rains, the rally will be held at The Meg Perry
Center, 644 Congress St. in Portland, at 7 p.m. “Since 2003, more than 400,000 people have been killed in Darfur, Sudan. More than 2.7 million people have been displaced. Currently, there is an ongoing crisis in the Abyei region of Sudan. Thousands of citizens have been displaced in the South Kurdofan and Nuba Mountain regions. Southern Maine now boasts the largest organized Sudanese refugee community in the United States. Although Sudanese President Al-Bashir is now wanted by The International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, the genocide continues.”
Patriot Flag at Preble Street Extension 2 p.m. The Portland Fire and Police departments will raise the Patriot Flag at Preble Street Extension Parking Lot, in honor of the fallen on 9/11/01. Throughout the year, the ﬂag will be raised in all 50 states prior to the 10th anniversary of September 11th, during which it will be ﬂown in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Penn. Sponsored by the nonproﬁt World Memorial and conceived by a California ﬁreﬁghter, the ﬂag will be displayed in Portland and then head south to New Hampshire. Members of the public are encouraged to view the ﬂag, and are welcome to sign the logbook at the Back Cove. Local ﬁreﬁghters and police ofﬁcers will raise and lower the ﬂag, which will be ﬂown by Portland ﬁre trucks, Ladders 4 and 6. Fireﬁghter and bagpiper Paul Halverson will play “Amazing Grace” during the raising and lowering ceremony with public safety color guards in attendance. Falg on display from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.; lowering at 6 p.m. For more information about the ﬂag, visit http://www.thepatriotﬂag.us/.
‘Adornment & Identity in Maine’ preview 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dressing Up, Fitting In, Standing Out: Adornment & Identity in Maine. Opening Party: Thursday, June 23. The exhibit runs June 24 through May 27, 2012, at Maine Historical Society. “MHS members are invited to preview and celebrate the opening of our new museum exhibit this Thursday evening, June 23, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit opens to the public on Friday. Dressing Up offers a fascinating look at how Mainers have ‘dressed up’ for a variety of occasions over nearly 300 years. The exhibit features a broad selection of adornments from the MHS collection, many never before displayed, including hats, jewelry, shoes, hair combs, walking sticks, and several complete costumes. Objects are accompanied and illuminated by photographs, paintings, journal entries, and more. According to exhibit curator Candace Kanes, Dressing Up explores the choices we make to look our best.
Yappy Hour & Lyme Disease Seminar 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Yappy Hour & Lyme Disease Seminar with Joyce Belcher from Herbs For Life at The Planet Dog Company Store located at 211 Marginal Way in Portland. This is a free event for dog lovers and their canine companions 5:30-6 p.m., mingle, grab some snacks, treats, and a drink; 6-6:45 p.m., presentation; 6:45 p.m., Q&A discussion. see next page
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A Light on the Point 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A seaside celebration of leadership, entrepreneurship and partnership in support of higher education; the event is in honor of retiring Southern Maine Community College President Jim Ortiz and his 10 years of leadership at SMCC. On the SMCC campus. To RSVP or for more information, call Joyce Schmitt at 741-5559 or email jschmitt@smccME.edu.
New Gloucester Strawberry Festival 6 p.m. The 2011 Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival will be held at the Congo Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester (just off Route 231). The festival features native New Gloucester berries with homemade biscuits and Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. “The Berry, Berry Good Band will play musical favorites. There will be a Bake Sale and a History Table selling memorabilia. Join your friends, neighbors and family-it doesn’t get any better than this!”
‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money’ 7 p.m. Part-time Maine resident, Maureen Stanton will read from her ﬁrst book, “Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America,” at Longfellow Books. Longfellow Books events are open to the public and always free to attend. “In ‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money,’ Maureen Stanton delves into the increasingly popular sub-culture of antiques and collectibles. Stanton reconnects with old college friend and real life master dealer, Curt Avery and decides to follow him on the road, giving readers an inside look at this complex world. The life is exhausting, manipulative, and takes an incredible knowledge of our country’s past. Maureen Stanton writes that ‘the greatest reward of trailing Avery has been to rekindle my fascination with history. ‘Killer Stuff and Tons of Money’ is an insider’s look at a subculture ﬁlled with tradition and drama and an inspiring account of a self-made man making his way in a cutthroat ﬁeld.”
Film: ‘13 Assassins’ at SPACE 7:30 p.m. “13 Assassins” at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission $7/$5 for SPACE members. “Cult director Takeshi Miike (Audition, Ichi the Killer, Visitor Q) delivers a bravado period action ﬁlm set at the end of Japan’s feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the country into a war-torn future. The ﬁlm is a remake of Eichi Kudo’s 1963 black-and-white movie of the same name, Jûsan-nin no shikaku.” www.13assassins.com
Friday, June 24 Hands-On Historic Gardening 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Hands-On Historic Gardening: A Workshop. Maine Historical Society. Presenter: Jeff O’Donal, Owner, O’Donal’s Nursery. “Join us for a hands-on exploration of the issues and opportunities in maintaining or re-creating an historic garden. Using the Longfellow Garden as a laboratory, participants will be introduced to a variety of locally-available plantings, consider which plant varieties are appropriate in a variety of settings, and identify speciﬁc plant varieties to introduce at home. This program is free but registration is required. This event is held in partnership with the Longfellow Garden Club.”
Portland Public Library ‘Ebook Sandbox’ noon to 1:30 p.m. The Portland Public Library will host “Ebook Sandbox: Embracing a new way of reading,” an informational session and open house aimed at teaching the public more about digital books. “Over the past few years digital books, also known as ebooks have become a popular way for readers to read books. While many classics and other books in the public domain are free and available as ebooks, the Portland Public Library also offers the Overdrive digital book service for popular, contemporary ebooks at no charge. At the event, library staff will share insights into the leading ereader devices, how to use the Overdrive service, and other tips and
The replica of the Nina leads the way into the Port of Lorain with the Pinta close behind. The pair of ships will be on display in Portland on Thursday, June 23. Both The Nina and Pinta are touring together as a new and enhanced “sailing museum” for the purpose of educating the public and school children about ships used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. In Portland, the ships will be docked at the South Port Marina, 14 Ocean St., until their departure early Tuesday morning, June 28. (COURTESY PHOTO) tricks about enjoying ebooks. ... Representatives from Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Apple will also be on hand to talk about ereader devices they offer and demonstrate their special features.” Rines Auditorium. For more information about this event, or to access the Overdrive ebook library go to the library’s website at www.portlandlibrary.com.
The Awake Collective grand opening 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Awake Collective, a co-working collective, will be hosting its grand opening event at 509 Forest Ave. The Awake Collective is a new multi-use space providing massage and a variety of alternative healing arts services; yoga, dance, meditation, classes, and workshops in support of awakening. “I’m so excited to get the word out about this new space that is open to the greater Portland community,” said Becca Demers, founder and director of the Awake Collective. “What has been missing in Portland is an accessible, affordable, all-ages space for healing arts and movement that makes it possible for people to receive services on a regular basis, experiencing the highest beneﬁt of healing arts.” The Awake Collective was founded in 2009 and operated in the East End in Portland. This new location is a major expansion of space and services, with over 3,500 square feet for healing arts, movement, and dance, as well as ofﬁces and workspace that is available for use by the hour, or on a regular basis. For more information, visit www. theawakecollective.com
Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Victoria Mansion, in partnership with Allagash Brewing, announced the sixth annual Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere, which will take place at Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. The event celebrates the
release of Allagash Brewing’s 2011 Victoria Ale. The ﬁrst ale in Allagash’s popular Tribute Series, Victoria Ale is a unique beer brewed with Vidal Blanc grapes. The beer will be available in stores in early May, with one dollar from each bottle brewed beneﬁtting Victoria Mansion’s historic preservation and education programs. The Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere will feature a live outdoor performance by the Pete Kilpatrick Band, recent winners of the 2011 USAA Garageband Music Competition, as well as self-guided tours of Victoria Mansion, tastings of Victoria Ale, samples of Maine Mead Works’ Honeymaker Mead, and light supper generously catered by Blue Elephant Catering. Advance tickets are $15 for Victoria Mansion members or $20 for non-members. All tickets are $25 at the door.
Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth 6 p.m. Third annual Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth kicks off Friday evening, June 24 with a Lobsterbake & Pig Roast at Andy & Kelly Strout’s Shady Oak Farm on Fowler Road. There will be feasting (only the best local foods of course), music and a silent auction. Tickets will be available soon at Jordan’s Farm Market and Alewives’ Brook Farm. Saturday, June 25 the fun moves to Maxwell’s Strawberry Fields on Two Lights Road. Come and enjoy luscious strawberry treats, great music, fun and crafts for kids including tractor rides, and a wide range of artisans and vendors. It’s a full day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and there’s no admission charge! For information on being a sponsor, a vendor or a volunteer, please contact Suzanne Martin-Pillsbury.
A night of music with Zeile August and the Woodpile featuring Russ Lawton and Ray Pazcowski from TAB (the Trey Anastasio Band), Meghan Yates and the Reverie Machine, and The Launch Pad at Genos, Thursday, June 23rd at 9pm. Celebrating summer, and the soon to be released fourth studio album by Zeile and Jon Wyman: “Debutante Confessions”. An intimate peek at fine songwriting and musicianship. $5 at the door.
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indoor carting vehicles, and a vintage HO scale race track. Activities will include tire-changing races, detailing demonstrations and youth-oriented car safety and care lessons. Rafﬂe prizes and refreshments from area restaurants including Bingas Wingas, Siano’s Brick Oven Pizza and Cap’n Eli’s Soda, will be available to attendees. Live music to be performed local teen musicians. For more information about the event or to register a vehicle (including trucks and motorcycles) for the car show, visit www. PortlandMotorClub.com. All categories of vehicles are welcome, especially teen vehicle owners and classic police cars (categories exempt from registration costs). Registration fee is $15, includes a car show t-shirt.
MECA Master of Fine Arts lectures 6:30 p.m. Each summer, the Master of Fine Arts program at Maine College of Art invites guest artists, curators and scholars to participate in the curriculum. All visiting artists deliver a free public lecture in Osher Hall at 6:30 p.m. June 24: Allan McCollum; McCollum’s work focuses on the relationship between labor and art, with an emphasis on mass production. June 27: Elllie Ga; Ga’s projects explore the limits of photographic documentation and span a variety of media, often incorporating her exploratory writing and culminating in performative lectures, videos and installations. July 5: Juan Logan; Logan’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations and videos address the interconnections of race, place and power. July 11: Sina Najaﬁ; Najaﬁ is the Editor of Cabinet Magazine. July 18: Anne West; West is a writer, theorist, and independent curator. She teaches in the graduate program at RISD. July 25: Lee Boroson; Boroson’s airy sculptures give viewers the chance to experience the ineffable impossibilities of the world. Aug. 1: Hamish Fulton; Since the early 1970s, Fulton has been labeled as a sculptor, photographer, conceptual artist andland artist. Fulton, however, characterises himself as a “walking artist.” Aug. 8: Lisi Raskin; Raskin handcrafts whimsical recreations of military command centers. This summer the MFA’s Moth Press is also releasing Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work; An Explorative Guide to Making, Thinking, and Writing by Anne West. Her lecture on July 18 will be followed by a book signing. West is an educator, writer, and independent curator. She teaches in the Division of Graduate Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she supports students across disciplines in conceptualizing and writing their master’s thesis. http://www.meca.edu/mfa
Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Third annual Strawberry Festival in Cape Elizabeth kicks off Friday evening, June 24 with a Lobsterbake & Pig Roast at Andy & Kelly Strout’s Shady Oak Farm on Fowler Road. There will be feasting (only the best local foods of course), music and a silent auction. Tickets will be available soon at Jordan’s Farm Market and Alewives’ Brook Farm. Saturday, June 25 the fun moves to Maxwell’s Strawberry Fields on Two Lights Road. Come and enjoy luscious strawberry treats, great music, fun and crafts for kids including tractor rides, and a wide range of artisans and vendors. It’s a full day of fun from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and there’s no admission charge! For information on being a sponsor, a vendor or a volunteer, please contact Suzanne MartinPillsbury.
Vegetarian Food Festival at East End Community School
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Maine Animal 6:30 p.m. Portland Museum of Art presents “Beautiful Darling” as part of its Movies at Lee Boroson’s airy sculptures give viewers the chance to experience the ineffable impossibilities of the world. Coalition’s seventh annual Vegetarian the Museum series. Friday, June 24, 6:30 Boroson is one of the exhibitors in the visiting artists lecture series by the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts at Food Festival at East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland. p.m.; Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Maine College of Art. HIs talk is on July 25. The series starts June 24. (COURTESY PHOTO) Music provided by Thom and Stacie June 26, 2 p.m. NR. “‘Beautiful Darling’ Hanes with Mike Brown and Anne the likes of Ursula Nordstrom, James Thurber, and Harold chronicles the short but inﬂuential life of McKee, violin with Christine deCosta, piano accompaRoss, the E. B. White papers at Cornell, and the archives of Candy Darling who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s nist. Presenters in the large classroom: 11:15 a.m., Jasmin HarperCollins and the New Yorker with his own elegant narentourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Singer of Our Hen House, “Let the Doughnut Do The Talkrative, Sims brings to life the shy boy whose animal stories, Reed song ‘Walk on the Wild Side.’ Born James Slattery ing: Food as Activism”; 12:15 p.m., Mariann Sullivan,Our both real and imaginary, won him a permanent spot in the in a Long Island suburb in 1944, he transformed himself Hen House “Writing for Animal Rights”; 1:15 p.m., Meg hearts of families around the world.” into a gorgeous, blonde actress and well-known downWolff, “Kicking The Sugar Habit”; 2 p.m. Elizabeth Fraser town New York ﬁgure. Candy’s career took her through the of Girl Gone Raw, “Unleash a Vibrant NEW You with Raw raucous and revolutionary off-off-Broadway theater scene Saturday, June 25 & Living Foods.” In the Band Room: noon, Dr. Reuben Bell and into Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory. ... She dreamed of Healthy Doctors, LLC, will share his decades of medical of becoming a Hollywood star, but tragically died of lymLimington Extension Yard Sales experience in his talk “Living in the Food/Pharma Matrix”; phoma in the early ’70s, at only age 29. The ﬁlm uses both 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 and every dry Saturday 1:30 p.m., Susan Rooker, Author/Illustrator, will read from current and vintage interviews, excerpts from Candy’s own in June, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 476 Sand Pond Road, Limington. her new children’s book, “Lucky Pigs.” diaries and letters, as well as vintage footage of Candy and Used and new items. Bug sprays, yard foggers and ant friends. Chloë Sevigny appears as the voice of Candy DarPortland Lobster Fest products for $2. New gallons of paint, shoes and jeans ling. Beautiful Darling also features appearances by Paul 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The third annual Portland Lobster Fest $2. Napkins, paper plates & envelopes 25 cents. Hundreds Morrissey, Micheal J. Pollard, and John Waters.” takes place on the Maine State Pier. “With live music feaof 25 cent items. Beneﬁts BEHS scholarships. FMI — 692turing The Stream, Maine premier reggae band, the smooth ‘Seated By The Sea’ author at Irish center 2989. vocals of the David Good Trio and the unique sounds and 7 p.m. Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St. “Seated By Trot for Tots 5K Run/Walk songs of Typhoon Ferri, the Portland Lobster Fest offers The Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, And Its 8:30 a.m. Youth and Family Outreach (YFO) is having its the best of Maine’s iconic food, the Maine Lobster, a fesIrish Longshoremen” by Michael C. Connolly, Professor of ﬁ rst Trot for Tots 5K Run/Walk at Back Cove in Portland. tive atmosphere and a unique, scenic setting on the Maine History, Saint Joseph’s College. “Join us at the Maine Irish “All proceeds will beneﬁ t YFO which has been providing State Pier.” Presented by the Falmouth Rotary, Lobster Fest Heritage Center for a book launch and signing by Michael quality early care and education for low-income families in beneﬁts the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. Lead sponConnolly (Dept. of History, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine) the Portland area for 25 years.” 874-1073. Registrations sor is FairPoint Communications. The Great Maine Lobster for the newly released paperback edition of ‘Seated by and donations accepted at active.com. Eating Contest begins at 1 p.m. and will feature contestants the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its shucking and eating as many Maine lobsters as they can in Cemetery walk at Calvary Cemetery Irish Longshoremen’ (University Press of Florida, 2011).” A 10 minutes. Maine Gov. Paul LePage; winner of the hit CBS 10 a.m. Cemetery walk at Calvary Cemetery. “The last one power point presentation and lecture on the Portland watershow “Survivor” Bob Crowley; and Miss Maine USA Ashley was cancelled, but we are going ahead with this one no front and its connection to the Irish community of Portland Marble are the judges for the Great Maine Lobster Eating matter the weather (well, if it is too bad...). Rain date will be will be held in the upstairs hall followed by the sale and contest. Contestants will be announced the week before in the fall. The tour is by Matthew Jude Barker and features signing of books downstairs together with musical enterthe competition. The Calendar Island Lobster Company a brief history of the cemetery and discussion of interesting tainment. The cost of the paperback book is $30 (less than is presenting a Gourmet Lobster Tasting Bar at this year’s gravesites.” www.maineirish.com/ half that of the hard cover edition) and proceeds from the Portland Lobster Festival. The tasting will consist of Lobster sales go entirely to beneﬁt the MIHC. It should be a great Calling All Cars: Giant Car Show Pizza, Lobster Cakes, Lobster Bisque, Lobster Stew and night for remembering and honoring this important group of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Portland Police Department and the a few other delicious lobster items. The Gourmet Lobster mainly Irish laborers.” Portland Motor Club will present Calling All Cars: Giant Car Tasting Bar is open to the public the day. Show to beneﬁt the Portland Police Youth Activities League
‘E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature’
7 p.m. Michael Sims will read from “The Story of Charlotte’s Web: E.B. White’s Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic” at Longfellow Books. Longfellow Books events are open to the public and always free to attend. “Fusing information from White’s correspondence with
(PAL), at Portland Motor Club. 275 Presumpscot St. The classic and newer vehicle show is a fun free event for all ages with ﬁfteen prize categories for registrants. The show will feature a special Police Tactical Vehicles demonstration, police cars, new and classic muscle cars, green hybrid cars,
Public Supper at SoPo United Methodist Church
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland, public supper. Casseroles, pies. Call 799-0407 FMI. Suggested donation: Adults $8, Under 12: $4, Family: $20.
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