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Tentative agreement forged on Thompson’s Point tax breaks BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Developers of a proposed arena, hotel and conference center on Thompson’s Point would receive property tax breaks worth more than $30 million over the next three decades under a tentative agreement reached with the city. The deal, which has not yet been finalized, would

allow the city to collect an average 46 percent of the new property tax revenue generated by the $100 million project, while developers would retain 54 percent of that new revenue. That translates into about $26.4 million for the city over the 30-year agreement and $31.4 million for the developer. Jon Jennings, a principal in the project to be called

The Forefront at Thompson’s Point, said yesterday that the tax breaks were “crucial” to getting the development off the ground. The tentative agreement, which was hammered out during several weeks of negotiations, will be presented to the city council’s Community Development Committee tonight at 5 p.m. at City Hall. see AGREEMENT page 2

Bishop: Cathedral School to close Last day is June 15 BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A last-ditch effort by parents and alumni to prevent Cathedral School from closing later this month has fallen short, school officials say, after a potential donation worth up to $700,000 fell through. Without that funding, which was needed to close a $120,000 deficit this year and a projected $200,000 deficit next year, Bishop Richard Malone announced yesterday that the school would shut down June 15. see SCHOOL page 3 Father Louis Phillips, rector at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, said he's sorry to see the Cathedral School close. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

City’s first hostel could be open by late summer BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

With the term “hostel” now adopted into city zoning language after Monday night’s city council meeting, one aspiring developer is sharing his plans to open Portland’s first lodging for budget-conscious travelers.

Peter Slayback, a Portland resident with 25 years experience in the hospitality industry, said he hopes to open a 40-bed hostel somewhere in the Arts District by late summer. “I’ve been following the process and learning about what it would mean to allow a hostel at an affordable price in the city,” said Slayback. “With

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[Monday night’s] meeting, it’s like a big ‘phew’ — we can move forward and hopefully there will be no more red tape,” he said. Slayback has been closely following the year-long process of the city enacting a zoning text amendment that will allow for hostels to be established in see HOSTELS page 13

Hot dog! Old Port’s Mark Gatti Treasure Hunters Roadshow See the story on page 8

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Nintendo unveils successor to the Wii LOS ANGELES — Nintendo of Japan unveiled the prototype of its next home video game console, the successor to the Wii,Tuesday at the annual E3 convention. The new system will be known as the Wii U, and the company plans to release it between April and December of next year. It will be compatible with existing Wii games and controllers, so consumers won’t necessarily have to replace software and accessories they already have (unless they want to take advantage of the new system’s capabilities). And unlike the Wii, which was stuck in the low-def era, the new console generates and displays graphics in full 1080p high-definition. So here’s the big deal: the wireless, hand-held controller for the new system includes a six-inch-wide touch-sensitive screen right there between your hands. No longer will playing a home console game mean looking at a television all the time. Instead, the controller screen can complement or replace what’s on TV. If, for instance, one person in the household is playing a game on the living room television, and someone else wants to watch television, the gamer can switch play entirely to the controller, while the TV is flipped to the other show. The implications are wide-ranging. In a rare joint interview with Satoru Iwata, Nintendo’s president, and Shigeru Miyamoto, the company’s eminent design chief (inventor of Mario and Zelda), Mr. Iwata suggested that the new system could usher in an age when television remote controls come with their own screens, allowing you to, say, browse channel listings or peruse additional information about the show you are watching without interrupting the onscreen picture. Despite the new controller’s superficial similarity to newly popular tablets like the Apple iPad, Mr. Miyamoto said that he had not used it and that his team had come up with the initial concept for the new system roughly four years ago, long before the iPad’s debut. Nintendo and Apple stand alone at the top in finding new ways for consumer technology to entertain and inform. And that is because both companies actually put technology second in their design process. What comes first is the consumer experience; for these companies technology is useful only as it allows everyday people to have new experiences.


Video games are bad for you? That’s what they said about rock-n-roll.” —Shigeru Miyamoto

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NATO attack destroys much of Qaddafi compound BY JOHN F. BURNS THE NEW YORK TIMES

TRIPOLI, Libya — In a sudden, sharp escalation of NATO’s air campaign over Libya, warplanes dropped more than 50 bombs on targets in Tripoli on Tuesday, obliterating large areas of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya command compound. In response, Colonel Qaddafi posted an audio recording on Libyan state television vowing never to surrender or accept defeat. “We welcome death,” he said. “Martyrdom is a million times better.” The unusual daylight raids, the most intense on the Libyan capital since the aerial campaign started more than 11 weeks ago, began in mid-morning and continued until dusk — fulfilling NATO commanders’ recent warnings of an impending rise in the intensity of attacks. What appeared to be bunker-busting bombs laid waste to an area of about two acres in one corner of the compound, destroying six or seven major buildings and leaving a twisted, smoking mass of steel and concrete. Libyan officials said 10 to 15 people lay buried in the ruins of one building alone, though the only casualty seen by Western reporters who were bused to the scene was a man who was pulled from the rubble while they were there, identified by officials as a cleaner.

In a city grown accustomed to the NATO raids, the attacks caused a heightened level of alarm, partly because they began so early in the day, when this capital of 2.5-million people was busy with its daily routines. In the absence of any visible rescue operations, the man’s body had been spotted by an American television crew, then laid out beneath a green sheet on a rubble-strewn roadway while an ambulance was summoned. Officials said the extent of the devastation made it impossible for the heavy machinery needed to search for bodies to reach the area. In a city grown accustomed to the NATO raids, the attacks caused a heightened level of alarm, partly because they began so early in the day, when this capital of 2.5-million people was busy with its daily routines. Most of the nearly 4,000 strike sorties flown by NATO since the air war began in March have been carried out deep into the night, partly, NATO officials have said, to minimize the risk of civilian casualties. But Tuesday’s daylight raids emptied much of the city of traffic, with stores in large areas of the city shuttered and the few people out hurrying

to complete their business and find shelter. Colonel Qaddafi’s nine-minute audio message was his first public pronouncement in nearly four weeks, when he spoke after an earlier NATO attack on the Tripoli command compound. That message, also delivered in a recorded radio address, struck a defiant posture, telling NATO that he was “in a place where you can’t reach me — in the hearts of my people.” On Tuesday, the tone seemed at one point to borrow from Winston Churchill’s bullish speeches when Britain faced the threat of German invasion in 1940. “The Libyan people right now are living hours of glory of which future generations will be proud,” he said. “Our children and our grandchildren will be proud of us and of our resilience and courage today. We shall defeat the enemy; our fate does not matter.” Addressing, NATO, he went on: “You are setting fire to the sea, you are setting fire to the desert, you are chasing a mirage. What do you want? What do you want? Did we cross the sea and attack you? Why this consistent bombing? Are you trying to force us into submission? You will not, we will never submit.” With the repeated bombing of his Tripoli compound, Colonel Qaddafi has become a fugitive in his own capital, unable or unwilling to appear on television and forced, so NATO and people in the rebel underground in Tripoli have said, to stay constantly on the move in the hope of cloaking his whereabouts from NATO.

City, developers note tentative tax increment financing plan AGREEMENT from page one

Jennings and fellow investors are proposing a 78,000-square-foot event center and concert hall, a 125-room hotel, two class A office buildings and a 700-space parking garage at the tip of Thompson’s Point, in the city’s Libbytown neighborhood. The site is located within steps of the Portland Transportation Center, which services Amtrak trains and Concord Trailways buses. A restaurant and sports medicine lab are also planned for the project’s first phase, which is expected to cost upwards of $100 million and generate 1,230 jobs during construction. The event center could also be configured to hold 3,500 fans, and is slated to become the new home for the Maine Red Claws basketball team, which is part of the NBA D-League. As proposed, developers of the Thompson’s Point project would receive tax breaks under a special instrument known as tax increment financing, or TIF. These arrangements have been used for several recent projects including the Shipyard Brewery and Cumberland Cold Storage — the waterfront building being renovated for the law firm Pierce Atwood. TIFs work like this: Developers identify a parcel for redevelopment. The taxable

value of that parcel is frozen at pre-development levels. Then, once the new development is complete, the property is more valuable, which leads to new property tax revenue. This new tax revenue is then “captured” and split between the developer and the city. Currently, the 25-acre parcel at Thompson’s Point is valued at $3.9 million, generating about $70,000 per year in property taxes. If the new development is build, it will increase that value by upwards of $78 million. Over the life of the contract, the city would yield up to $26.4 million in new property tax revenue, up from about $2.9 million if the property were left undeveloped. “This is crucial to us being able to get our financing, so this is a very big deal for us,” Jennings said, referring to the council’s pending decision on the TIF. Although the city has passed a number of TIFs recently, this one is a little different. It was designed as a “transit oriented development” TIF district, which gives the city latitude to direct some of the new property tax revenues from the site into transportation projects. In a memo to city councilors, city economic development director Greg Mitchell said possible uses for that money include “buses, ferries, vans, rail conveyances and

related equipment, bus shelters ... benches, bike lane construction and pedestrian improvements.” Mitchell said the project, aside from tax revenue, meets the city’s standard for creating a new public benefit. In the memo, he notes that the site will create 415 permanent new jobs, generate millions in annual economic activity and introduce new amenities into the market, such as a mid-sized concert and event hall. Developers cite new trail access points and a free boat launch into the Fore River as additional public benefits. Jennings said the TIF is necessary to offset higher-than-normal construction costs. He said upgrades to a single rail crossing at the site near the Amtrak station will cost $1 million. Further, he said “marine clay” soil at the site requires more intensive construction techniques. Councilor Cheryl Leeman, who chairs the Community Development committee, said she is supportive of the agreement, which emerged after months of closed-door negotiations. She said the tax revenue split between the city and the developer is about the same as other recent TIF agreements. Based on current timetables, Jennings said the first construction phase could begin as soon as next spring and wrap up in late 2013.

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Group believed they had found a benefactor

The Announcement

Diocese officials announced nearly a month ago that Cathedral School, which traces its roots to a school founded in 1864, would close for financial reasons. Soon afterward, a group of parents, alumni and parishioners rallied together to save the school. The group raised money, developed plans and also believed it had found a benefactor willing to donate between $400,000 and $700,000, Phillips said. However, that donation reportedly fell through after school and diocese officials were unable to reach the donor or a representative. “I have been really impressed by the work and effort that has gone into (trying to save the school),” Phillips said. “But the plans, as solid and creative as they were, just didn't materialize. We were just faced with a situation where we just simply ran out of ... funds.” Malone praised the parents for presenting a detailed plan and sharing his commitment to the “benefits and uniqueness of a Catholic education.” However,

Following is an excerpt from a Tuesday post on “While extremely disappointed in Bishop Malone’s decision, we remain hopeful that our children will receive the support and education that they need. The proposal put forth by the parent group included a proven method of operating urban Catholic schools, as well as over $80K in additional savings and unsolicited donations. It is unfortunate that the decision to close Cathedral School, due to a stated deficit of $115K, was upheld, especially the additional guaranteed $400K donation. While saddened, we will continue to pray for Bishop Malone and his staff as they work to fulfill God’s will in Maine. “A few clarifications to reports in today’s media that are inaccurate: First of all, the donor was NOT a member of the parent representatives. It was a third party parishioner who contacted the SaveCathedralPortland blog. Upon receiving the contact, we appropriately forwarded all contact information for the donor directly to Bishop Malone’s office. From that point on, we had no part in arranging details of said donation. We never guaranteed it, NOR did we have any part in negotiating it. That was all private between the diocese and the donor. Secondly, we repeatedly asked for any past financial debt, so we could come to the meeting on June 1st prepared. That information was denied to us before the meeting. Unfortunately, the only financial needs that we were aware of in advance of the June 1st meeting was the stated deficit of $115K for this school year. ... Third, parent representatives NEVER asked for any extensions of deadlines. Every single extension was requested by Bishop Malone’s office, and we granted each one. There was NEVER a point at which they were ‘giving us more time’ or waiting for information from us.”

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“I, too, am saddened about the financially-forced closure of Cathedral School,” Malone said in a statement. “But in the end, it simply came down to dollars and cents ... after years of attempting so many avenues, we are unable to save our beloved school.” Malone’s decision to close the school, located at the intersection of Congress and Franklin streets, affects roughly 135 students and about 20 teachers and staff. When the school closes, it will leave Portland with just one Catholic primary school, down from three in the early 2000s. Heidi Czerkes, one of the people who tried to save the school, told the Portland Press Herald she was “extremely disappointed” by the news. Cathedral has operated under a challenging economic climate for at least the past three years, said Fr. Lou Phillips, the school’s rector. Enrollment has fallen, and more students are requiring financial aid.

without the large donation, the school could not stay open. “Unfortunately, the necessary funding was not guaranteed, and without that, the rest of the plan by itself could not sustain the school,” Malone said. Diocese officials could not extend the deadline on the school’s future any further to make sure students and teachers had time to make other arrangements for next year. Indeed, Phillips said the school is already making arrangements for some students to transfer to other Catholic schools in the area, including Holy Cross in South Portland and St. Brigid in Portland. Phillips said many at the school and in the Cathedral parish are disappointed that the school could not be saved. “I know there is great disappointment,” he said. “In some ways, we wanted to explore all possibilities, and it just maybe got our hopes up too much for this, and unfortunately it just didn’t come through.”

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Winslow killing in wake of chase an apparent murder-suicide, police say A Winslow man shot his wife to death outside their home Monday night in view of neighbors before leading police on a chase and ultimately turning the gun on himself, according to Maine State Police. Authorities say Nathaniel Gordon, 32, chased his 30-year-old wife down the street before shooting her outside a neighbor’s house. Sarah Gordon’s death was reported at about 7:52 p.m. Gordon then fled his Marie Street home and led state troopers on a chase along Interstate 95. The chase ended in Gray about an hour after the Winslow shooting when police used a spike mat to pop Gordon’s tires. Police said Gordon reportedly fired several shots from his vehicle before turning his gun on himself. The Gordons were the parents of a son and daughter, ages 8 and 9, who were placed in the custody of a grandparent last night. Family members said the couple argued often, but that no formal paperwork has been found indicating a pending separation or divorce. This was the seventh homicide of the year in Maine and the third related to domestic violence.

City Council formally hires Mark Rees as new city manager The city council on Monday officially hired Mark Rees as city manager, giving him a three-year contract with a starting annual salary of $143,000. Rees will also get a $450 per month vehicle stipend and

up to $10,000 for moving costs, according to the weekly Portland Forecaster. Rees replaces Joe Gray, who retired in February after 40 years with the city and 10 years as city manager. Gray earned about $120,000 in his last year with the city, according to city spokesperson Nicole Clegg. Gray also received use of a city vehicle. Rees, the current town manRees ager in North Andover, Mass., was selected by the council last month from a field of 65 applicants. Acting Portland City Manager Pat Finnigan was also a finalist for the job. Rees is expected to start Sept. 1, although he may be on the job sooner if he can opt-out of a requirement that he give 90-days notice before leaving.

Council approves $2.3M Bayside land sale to Miami’s Federated Cos. The city council on Monday unanimously approved the sale of 3.25 acres in Bayside to Federated Cos., a real estate investment firm based in Miami, for $2.3 million. The land runs along Somerset Street between Elm and Franklin streets, and included a former scrap yard and the city’s snow dumping site at the intersection of Somerset and Chestnut. In all, seven individual parcels were sold. Federated Cos. has not released detailed plans of what they intend to build on the site, but a company official said last month that it could include a mix of

housing, retail and potentially office space. A parking garage is also planned for the site, which has been on the market for more than five years. Terms of the land sale include a provision requiring Federated to begin construction on the project within about 2 years. If the company fails to meet that deadline the city can buy back the land for the amount it was sold for.

Rally for Peace in Sudan planned in Monument Square June 23 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 on Thursday, June 23, from noon to 2 p.m. 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. If it rains, the rally will be held at The Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St. 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. Southern Maine now boasts the largest organized Darfuri 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. July 23 is the anniversary of the U.S. Congress’ 2004 declaration of Darfur as a Genocide. This is the final local peace rally to be held on the 23rd of the month. On July 23, there will be a national rally in Washington, DC at the White House.

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Portland was unfriendly to visiting RVer; city should make a change Editor, To whom it may concern: Thought I would let you know what an unfriendly town you have. I guess you are all so small-minded that you don’t realize how many tourists you have in this country with RVs and no where to park in your town (Portland). I was there on May 19, in a truck and small camper. Your pay parking lots are unfriendly to RVers; your chamber of commerce was no help at all. I guess you don’t realize that without RVers coming to your town, your town would dry up, or is it that you just don’t care. I will make sure I put the word out to stay out of Portland, the town unfriendly to RVers. An unhappy RVer. Marie Rutenschroer Newcastle, Calif.

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Where wisdom lives Sometimes life presents you with a basic philosophical choice. Americans are going to have to confront a giant one over the next several years. It starts in the wonky world of Medicare. As presently constructed, Medicare is based on an open-ended fee-for-service system. The government pays providers each time they deliver a service. The more services they provide, the more money they get. The fee-for-service system is incredibly popular. Recipients don’t have to think about the costs of their treatment, and they get lots of free money. The average 56-year-old couple pays about $140,000 into the Medicare system over a lifetime and receives about $430,000 in benefits back. The program is also completely unaffordable. Medicare has unfinanced liabilities of more than $30 trillion. The Medicare trustees say the program is about a decade from insolvency. Some Democrats simply want to do nothing as Medicare careens toward bankruptcy. Last Sunday on “Face the Nation,” for example, Nancy

David Brooks ––––– The New York Times Pelosi said, “I could never support any arrangement that reduced benefits for Medicare.” Fortunately, more responsible Democrats are looking for ways to save the system. This is where the philosophical issues come in. They involve questions like: Who should make the crucial decisions? Where does wisdom reside? Democrats tend to be skeptical that dispersed consumers can get enough information to make smart decisions. Health care is phenomenally complicated. Providers have much more information than consumers. Insurance companies are rapacious and are not in the business of optimizing care. Given these limitations, Democrats generally seek to concentrate decision-making and cost-control power in the hands of centralized experts. Under

the Obama health care law, a team of 15 officials will be created to discover best practices and come up with cost-cutting measures. There will also be a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in Washington to organize medical innovation. Centralized officials will decide how to set national reimbursement rates. Republicans at their best are skeptical about top-down decision-making. They are skeptical that centralized experts can accurately predict costs. In 1967, the House Ways and Means Committee projected that Medicare would cost $12 billion by 1990. It actually cost $110 billion. They are skeptical that centralized experts can predict human behavior accurately enough to socially engineer new programs. Medicare’s chief actuary predicted that 400,000 people would sign up for the new health care law’s high-risk pools. In fact, only 18,000 have. They are skeptical that political authorities can, in the long run, resist pressure to hand out free goodies. They are also skeptical that planners can control see BROOKS page 5

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Manopause makes men morph into their moms You have never seen an ad for this on TV. Never been asked to donate for a cure. Yet, I assure you this condition is real and serious and deserves our immediate attention. Ladies, has your husband been different lately? Moody, forgetful, bored and cranky? Is he finally exploring the emotions you believed were locked deep away (sadly at inopportune times like at your kid’s soccer game)? This change in behavior used to be chalked up to a generic mid-life crisis. But take the new sports car and 20-year-old girlfriend out of the picture, and what are you left with? Manopause. Manopause affects males in their 40s, 50s and beyond. Starting at the young age of 30, testosterone, the manly men hormone, decreases at about 1 percent a year. Before our eyes, men are morphing into their mothers. And that isn’t fun for anyone. On the upside, you no longer have to suffer alone. The hot flashes, bloating and cravings once reserved for women are now equal opportunity aliments. An evening on the couch with truffle ice cream, a Snuggie and Titanic would have once sent your man running to the pool hall. Ask again. Be surprised. Diana Quinn shares her touch-

Maggie Knowles ––––– Use Your Outdoor Voice ing tale. “Robert is — or was — the high school football coach. Five state championships, half the kids in allstate. But this past season was different. He lost his drive. Hated to see the kids slamming into each other. He would lay awake at night depressed that their rival had lost by so much. Now he is a yoga consultant to the glee club. But, I am OK with it. The Seals may have lost their best coach, but now I have the husband I always wanted.” Manopause may not be all chick flicks and gardening, however. In some cases, Manopause is accompanied by a heartbreaking condition called Hotness Delusion Syndrome. Once HDS starts clouding the brain, it is hard to break the cycle. And your single friends may be to blame. Middle-aged women on the prowl outnumber men by 15 percent; there are loads of educated, attractive women fighting over a limited supply of mediocre men. Thus, these men are suffering from inflated egos.

Debate over Medicare likely to define the political parties BROOKS from page 4

the unintended effects of their decisions. Republicans point out that Medicare has tried to control costs centrally for decades with terrible results. They argue that a decentralized process of trial and error will work better, as long as the underlying incentives are right. They suggest replacing the fee-forservice with a premium support system. Seniors would select from a menu of insurance plans. Their consumer choices would drive a continual, bottom-up process of innovation. Providers could use local knowledge to meet specific circumstances. Representative Paul Ryan’s Republican plan is controversial because of the amount of public money he would dedicate to his premium support plan, but the basic architecture of the plan has been around for decades. In less rigidly ideological times, many Democrats supported variations of this basic approach. Advocates, like Alain Enthoven of Stanford, point out that competition-based plans have improved outcomes in many places. Such plans cover employees of the University of California and state employees

in California, Wisconsin and Minnesota. They also note that the Medicare prescription drug benefit also uses a competition model. Consumers have been adept at negotiating a complex marketplace, and costs are 41 percent below expectations. The fact is, there is no dispositive empirical proof about which method is best — the centralized technocratic one or the decentralized market-based one. Politicians wave studies, but they’re really just reflecting their overall worldviews. Democrats have much greater faith in centralized expertise. Republicans (at least the most honest among them) believe that the world is too complicated, knowledge is too imperfect. They have much greater faith in the decentralized discovery process of the market. I’d only add two things. This basic debate will define the identities of the two parties for decades. In the age of the Internet and open-source technology, the Democrats are mad to define themselves as the party of top-down centralized planning. Moreover, if 15 Washington-based experts really can save a system as vast as Medicare through a process of top-down control, then this will be the only realm of human endeavor where that sort of engineering actually works.

They may be cantankerous, paunchy and stuck with a ‘90s fashion sense, but in the mirror they are Bradley Cooper’s twin. “It is an epidemic,” says psychologist Dr. Ron Seeman. “These men are in an almost bi-polar state. With the Manopause, their declining testosterone levels are telling them one thing, like to organize the wrapping paper bins and learn to make soup, but then they have these women clawing each other to get their attention. It is an extremely confusing time.” Not everyone is suffering because of HDS. Plastic surgery rates amongst middle-aged men are climbing even faster that reality show starlets. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paulson says, “Men are over ten percent of my patients now. Ten years ago that was not even one percent. They come in for Botox and fatinjections to soften facial wrinkles and lines. Many of them come back for hair plugs and even implants to make their pecs and calves more defined. I bought an Italian villa just off the proceeds of middle-aged male clientele.” “Yeah, I caught Kevin doing it,” says Staci Morse. “Nothing out of the ordinary from the checkbook. Then I went to deposit some birthday checks into the twin’s savings account.

Almost empty. That b%^*$@d was using their college money to make his crow’s feet disappear. What’s good for the goose, though. I used his Corvette fund to buy me some lipo.” What can you do as a family to help ease the stress that accompanies Manopause? J.P. has finally come to terms with his condition and talks about how his wife saved him. “I was lost,” weeps the 49-yearold investment banker. “I would sneak off to the Elks Club just to get some attention from the 60-year-old women. I see now I just wanted to feel like I was a part of something bigger than myself. It wasn’t about feeling attractive so much as it was feeling understood. As soon as I opened up to my wife about it, she was amazing. We read Suzanne Somers books and talk about them over low-carb pasta. Have to watch the waistline, you know! I feel reborn. I can finally start bonding with the person that has lived inside of me all along.” He winks at his wife, Shelly. “And on those extra tough days, a good pedicure is worth a million bucks.” (Maggie Knowles is a columnist for The Portland Daily Sun. Her column appears Wednesdays. Email her at

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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.; Port City Music Hall,

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.

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.”

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,

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Sunday, June 12 Deep Heaven Now presents: Deep Heaven Portland 2 p.m. On the heels of three successful festivals in Boston, the Deep Heaven series makes its way to Portland heralding the rising tide of New England psych bands for two full days of far out music. Day 2 also serves as an album release party for local headliners Herbcraft (members of Cursillistas, Tempera, Planets Around the Sun). The band’s second full length, “Ashram to the Stars”, drops June 14th on Woodsist records vinyl-only imprint Hello Sunshine. Mid-coast mind-voyagers Dreams join the journey with fellow Time-Lag Records artist Silent Land Time Machine. Canadian comrades from Constellation Records, Khora and Nick Kuepfer round out the bill. More band info and set order below. $5 day two/$12 for 2 day festival pass, 18 plus.

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 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.”

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Rodney Atkins’ platinum-selling 2006 album “If You’re Going Through Hell” fueled four No. 1 hits — a feat that no one had accomplished since 2002. Atkins will play the Maine State Pier on Friday, June 17. (COURTESY PHOTO) across the wood floors of her creaky Victorian residence. From fashioning hand-sewn CD jackets for her debut The Pirate’s Gospel, to garnering a huge European following and a new album on Rough Trade titled “Alela Diane & Wild Divine,” she has now fully taken the reigns of her strong, disarming voice backed by a full band. West coast dreamers The Parson Red Heads and local cello-playing songstress Emily Dix Thomas open the night. $10, 18 plus.

Thursday, June 16 WCLZ Presents: The Decemberists 7:30 p.m. The Decemberists are a Portland-Oregon based indie-rock band with a baroque bent. The band formed in 2000 and is comprised of singer Colin Meloy, drummer Ezra Holbrook, keyboardist/accordionist Jenny Conlee and guitarist Chris Funk. In 2006, the band released its majorlabel debut, The Crane Wife, on Capitol Records. In 2011, the sixth Decemberists album, The King is Dead, served as their coronation as humungous success story. A straightforward folk-rock record involving bluegrass balladeer Gillian Welch and REM’s Peter Buck, the LP surprised many by debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. 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.

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Portland Center for Assisted Living gets help with a garden Portland Center for Assisted Living noted the generosity of several local companies, with creation of a garden space. “The Boulos Company has been a part of the lives of the residents who reside on the memory impaired unit at Portland Center for quite some time,” the center reported. “Every year at Christmas they sponsor a party with all the holiday goodies and presents you could ask for.” This year, Boulos Co. employees raised a total of $600, including $250 from CBRE/Boulos Co., for a garden space; and Skillins Greenhouse provided all the flowers and vegetable seedlings at a discount, the center reported. With the help of K.D. Landscaping and Skillins Greenhouse, Boulos Company employees have turned the resident’s courtyard into an “interactive yet tranquil haven.” The residents, all with dementia type diagnoses, enjoy the freedom of going out to the courtyard at will and reaping the benefits of this group’s hard work. Len Wallace of K.D. Landscaping donated the grounds cleanup. The gardeners included Jen Borden, Dawn Goddard, Kim Nelson, Guy Bellevieu, Dwayne Roberts, Shay Lattari and Jessica Estes. Lori Hemmerdinger of the Boulos Co. organized the entire event and was a member of the planting party. (COURTESY PHOTO)

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Buffum promoted at TD Bank in Portland TD Bank has promoted Catherine L. Buffum to Commercial Loan Officer III in Commercial Lending in Portland, the bank announced. A vice president, she is responsible for managing a portfolio of commercial loans as well as administrative lending matters, credit administration and risk management, serving clients throughout Southern Maine. Buffum Buffum has 10 years of banking experience and more than 15 years in real estate sales and management. She joined TD Bank in 2000 as a Credit Analyst and most recently served as a Commercial Loan Officer II. A Saco resident, Buffum volunteers in her children’s schools and activities. She is a 1997 graduate of the University of Southern Maine in Portland, and a 1975 graduate of Old Orchard Beach High School. For more information, visit www.

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Bates College’s Clean Sweep returns June 18 A “garage sale” on a massive scale that benefits the environment, community organizations and countless satisfied shoppers, Bates College’s Clean Sweep returns for the 11th year at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St., Lewiston. As students pack up to leave Bates at the end of the school year, they donate to Clean Sweep all kinds of still-valuable possessions — electronics and toys, household goods and small furnishings, bikes and books, sporting goods and more. Faculty, staff and the college itself also donate items. The annual sale keeps these perfectly worthy items out of the landfill, and the proceeds go to local nonprofits. To learn more, please call 7866207.

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LEFT: Celebrating 28 years of working the corners of Middle and Exchange Street, Mark Gatti, owner of Mark’s Hot Dogs, currently sports a beard in solidarity with rest of the Boston Bruins hopeful. ABOVE RIGHT: After 28 years, Mark’s Hot Dogs is seeing several second- and third-generation customers. (Photos courtesy of Susan Gatti Photography)

Hot dog! Mark Gatti a fixture of the Old Port Three years ago, upon celebrating the 25th anniversary of doing business at the corners of Middle and Exchange streets, owner Mark Gatti of Mark's Hot Dogs was presented with a key to the city in a most deserving pomp and circumstantial manner. The award was bestowed for Mark's economic contributions, recognition of community involvement, support of local Tommy's Park underdogs and for being the longest currently licensed street vendor in Portland. He's been covered by other media in and around town and half-jokingly says, "By the nature of being out there all these years, they look me up when things are slow ... about once every decade or so." The updates are welcomed and rarely redundant as Mark is a popular fixture who runs his operation with the same attention to detail as a full-service restaurant owner. Admittedly OCD, he can easily (but for this column, resolutely won't) rattle off profit and loss margin numbers, percentages of different items sold, has kept a log of the weather since day one, knows the exact dates and trends of food and paper cost increases over the years; and without fail remembers what condiments each and every customer has on their hot dog. Mark's wife and best friend of twenty-three years, photographer Susan Gatti says, "We'll be out someplace and someone will say hello. Mark doesn't know their name, but he'll turn to me and say, 'Kraut and spicy mustard' ... or, 'Sausage, hold the peppers.' With Mark, people aren't just defined by how often they stop by or what they eat, he knows about their families, their jobs, what they did on vacation and will talk Boston sports for hours."

Natalie Ladd ––––– What It’s Like The entrepreneurial spirit and history of the cart began when Mark was fresh out of college. He did a brief stint setting appointments for insurance sales, a high pressure job he was good at, but "hated" and struggled to make money doing a variety of different temp assignments. He reminisces, "I was pushing a broom after a really long and difficult day doing manual labor, making the going minimum wage rate of $3.35 an hour. It was the early '80s and I had just moved back to Maine from Colorado and had seen a few vendor street carts in my travels. The idea set in and I worked fast to get it going. I knew I had to sell a lot of hot dogs." From the very beginning the philosophy has been to use a quality product, sold at a fair market price and to aim for high volume sales. Mark says, "Maine is a poor state and you have to hustle to eke out a living. I can't just raise my prices above fair market value so I don't have to work as hard. It isn't how we do things here and it isn't what I believe." If Mother Nature could be quoted, she'd attest to the fact that Mark is indeed a hard-working Mainer who gives new definition to the term, "weather permitting." Rivaling postal workers for hard core inclement perseverance, Mark's Hot Dogs is open for business all year, unless, as Mark says, "There are more than three

inches of snow on the ground before I leave my house. It isn't that I don't want to be out there, I'm just afraid someone will hit my cart." City Hall might be closing, but chances are good you'll be able to get a loaded dog during the next snowstorm. Few people know that Mark's great- great-grandfather, Thomas J. Murphy, had a haberdashery and fine gifts-notions store in the same vicinity of the Old Port where Mark's Hot Dogs stands today. Family lore tells that he, too, adopted people in need, and his store was a safe haven for many. Susan says, "Mark is modest to a fault, but he's a mensch and does a lot for people everyday. He has a lot of regulars who can't afford to eat at the cart and who have running tabs. They hang around and are treated the same as the guy in a three piece suit." After 28 years, Mark's Hot Dogs is seeing several second- and third-generation customers. People who have moved away inevitably visit with their children and grandchildren, and this past Memorial Day Sunday a bridal party pulled over in a limo for a quick hot dog; the first bite taking the bride back to her high school days. Full of stories like this, Mark laughs when talking about the windy day his flying umbrellas almost hit a few senior citizens on mopeds, and when a full container of yellow mustard ended up all over a sophisticated, elegantly dressed, knock-out of a business woman. While the food vendor cart business ebbs and tides in popularity and success rate, Mark's Hot Dogs has stood the test of time (and vigorous city licensing hassles). Ever the sharp businessman with a big heart, Mark dodged the questions when

probed again about profits and numbers. Susan chimed in, "Put it this way, the cart does well enough that we are equal partners in supporting our family (Mark and Susan have two sons and are almost empty-nesters) and what you see is what you get with Mark. He's always happy, smiling and so pleased to be a part of the community in so many ways.. My Take: Be sure not to miss the Mark's Hot Dogs 28th anniversary Celebration taking place this Monday, June 13. While cart staples have, and always will be, hot dogs and sausages, Mark is pleased to introduce fresh, locally made Veggie Thai Spring Rolls and will be offering free samples and special coupons geared toward promoting this healthy new product. There will be free customer appreciation gifts as well as a raffle. Don't forget to bring your own canine variety of dog as Mark will be stocking up on biscuits as well. My Top Three Favorite Fun Facts About Mark's Hot Dogs Mark keeps lollipops and dog biscuits at his cart. No purchase is required for a doggie biscuit and he has many four-legged regulars. Mark offers curb service for handicapped and elderly customers, many who have been coming since his first year of business. The record for most hot dogs eaten in one sitting was set by a construction worker in 1985, who ate 10 hot dogs and the record for total "tonnage" was eight hot dogs and two sausages, set in 2010. (Natalie Ladd and her “What’s It Like” column take a weekly look at the culinary business in and around Portland.)

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By Holiday Mathis best is usually good enough. Now it will be more than good enough. In fact, somebody will do a little jig in response to your efforts. It will feel terrific to bring about such happiness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may encounter some frustration because your sense of timing does not match the timing of another person or the world at large. In the end, your effort to relax and get in sync will be successful. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The setting in which you see someone will have a significant impact on how you perceive and subsequently approach this person. Be bold, unfazed by glamorous illusions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Because your influences and interests are so wide, you have a special knack for connecting with others on their own topics of interest. Share your relevant story, and you’ll be a hit. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll take control of a situation that is not technically your responsibility. You’ll do this because the one in charge seems unsure of what to do next, or because no one seems to be in charge at all. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (June 8). You’ll be grateful when one of your birthday wishes comes true in June, and that attitude is precisely what makes another wish come true in July. There will be an addition to your family in August. Artistic or athletic endeavors bring social status in October and May. November brings a windfall. Sagittarius and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 1, 22, 39 and 35.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, June 8, the 159th day of 2011. There are 206 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 8, 1861, voters in Tennessee approved an Ordinance of Secession passed the previous month by the state legislature. On this date: In A.D. 632, the prophet Muhammad died in Medina. In 1845, Andrew Jackson, seventh president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tenn. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated for another term as president during the National Union (Republican) Party’s convention in Baltimore. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt offered to act as a mediator in the RussoJapanese War. In 1953, the Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. In 1966, a merger was announced between the National and American Football Leagues, to take effect in 1970. In 1967, 34 U.S. servicemen were killed when Israel attacked the USS Liberty, a Navy intelligence-gathering ship in the Mediterranean. (Israel later said the Liberty had been mistaken for an Egyptian vessel.) In 1978, a jury in Clark County, Nev., ruled the so-called “Mormon will,” purportedly written by the late billionaire Howard Hughes, was a forgery. In 1995, U.S. Marines rescued Capt. Scott O’Grady, whose F-16C fighter jet had been shot down by Bosnian Serbs on June 2. One year ago: In several high-profile Republican primaries, Meg Whitman won the nomination for California governor while Carly Fiorina got the nod to oppose threeterm Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer; in Nevada, Sharron Angle won the right to oppose Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Today’s Birthdays: Former First Lady Barbara Bush is 86. Actor-comedian Jerry Stiller is 84. Comedian Joan Rivers is 78. Actress Millicent Martin is 77. Actor James Darren is 75. Actor Bernie Casey is 72. Singer Nancy Sinatra is 71. Singer Chuck Negron is 69. Musician Boz Scaggs is 67. Actor Don Grady is 67. Actress Kathy Baker is 61. Country musician Tony Rice is 60. Actor Griffin Dunne is 56. “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams is 54. Actor-director Keenen Ivory Wayans is 53. Musician Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran) is 49. Actress Julianna Margulies is 44. Actor Dan Futterman is 44. Actor David Sutcliffe is 42. Actress Kelli Williams is 41. Actor Mark Feuerstein is 40. Rapper Kanye (KAHN’-yay) West is 34. Blues-rock musician Derek Trucks (The Derek Trucks Band) is 32. Folk-bluegrass singer-musician Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) is 30. Actress Torrey DeVitto is 27.




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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: My best friend, “Jamie,” lives five hours away. She and her husband, “Bob,” are both disabled. Jamie has several chronic illnesses that leave her in pain and exhausted most of the time. Bob weighs about 500 pounds and is immobile and bedridden. They have two teenaged children who are also obese. I recently visited and was appalled to see their living conditions. What used to be messy has devolved into absolute fi lth -- dirty clothes, papers, half-empty soda cans, candy wrappers, dirty dishes and spilled food, topped off with cat urine and feces. I was horrified and disgusted. Jamie’s husband and children treat her like an indentured servant. Bob has a caregiver during the day, but relies on Jamie at night. And he is impatient and surly. The kids whine for Mommy when they can’t find things, and they claim to be too “exhausted” to lift a finger. The weekend I was there, the kids did nothing but eat, sleep, sulk, whine and play computer games. They are two of the laziest humans I have ever met and are totally self-involved. Bob and the kids don’t care a wit about wallowing in filth. I have watched them drop food and garbage on the floor and walk away. Jamie has given up trying to clean up after these three little pigs. I think Jamie’s surroundings are slowly killing her. I realize she is a major enabler, and I don’t want to criticize her when she feels so overwhelmed. But watching their lives disintegrate isn’t an option. What can I do? -- Frustrated Friend Dear Frustrated: We’re surprised Bob’s caregiver hasn’t called the authorities to report the filth. There’s not much you can do for someone who refuses help. Perhaps you or a group of friends can offer to send over a cleaning service if Jamie is amenable and you can afford it. Beyond that, please talk to her and express your concern without judgment or accusation. Suggest that she look into low-cost counseling for herself so she can develop better coping skills. Tell her to do it for the

sake of her children. Dear Annie: My mother passed away six months ago. The morning of her service, a cousin I hadn’t seen in more than two years decided to tell me what a horrible daughter I was and brought up many things that had happened in the past. Two aunts refused to speak to me. Granted, my mother and I didn’t have the best relationship, but we had taken many steps forward, and things were better. My relatives live in a small town, and criticizing and gossiping is what they do for fun. Why can’t they let go of the past and look at all the great things my mother and I did in the last several years? I am very hurt that my cousin thought my mother’s funeral was the best time to chew me out. -- Still Hurt Dear Still: If your relatives relish criticizing others, you shouldn’t expect them to be considerate and kind simply because the circumstances seem to require decorum and respect. Ignore them. Dear Annie: This is in response to “Gone to the Gym,” who complained about the overweight nurses in the cardiologist’s office. Most nurses I know never dreamed of becoming overweight. Unfortunately, they have horrendous schedules that don’t benefit their health. Many work long hours with breaks too short to do anything but grab a quick bite. Some nurses work 12-hour shifts and then go home to take care of a spouse, children and household responsibilities. Sleep is a luxury. Numerous studies have pointed to the effects of rotating shifts on metabolism, as well as the effects of lack of sleep on our weight. Most people are aware of the punishing schedules of medical residents in training. But that only lasts a few years. Working conditions for nurses last for decades. -- No Name Nurse

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

Prickly City

by Scott Stantis

Hostels may serve not only an economic, but also social, cultural role HOSTELS from page one

certain city zones. The Planning Board voted 6-1 on Jan. 11 to recommend to the City Council the adoption of a zoning text amendment to the Portland Land Use Code for the establishment of a hostel use in the R-6, B-2, B-3, B-5 and B-7 zones. Attending monthly housing committee meetings, Slayback offered industry experience and was soon put to work by the committee’s chair, councilor Jill Duson. “She asked me if I would look into some the questions I had raised at the meeting,” including square footage requirements and amenity standards, according to Slayback. “I was trying to help make this feasible, not just for myself but for anybody who wants to open a hostel,” he said. “If the requirements are too restrictive and you aren't able to have an appropriate amount of guests in the building, then you won't stay in business very long.” Slowly familiarizing himself with the bureaucratic process of passing a zoning text amendment, Slayback was also doing his own market research, formulating business plans to test the economic viability of the idea and pricing out properties in the zones where the housing committee seemed most inclined to allows hostels. “As they were deciding on what zoning was appropriate, I would look at what was on the market,” he said. Encouraged by the committee’s receptiveness to the concept of a hostel, Slayback forged ahead and hired the architect who designed Burlington, Vermont’s hostel to help him navigate the city code as the committee hammered out the detail of the text amendment. “I had her company put in layman's terms what city code was applicable for what I am trying to accomplish,” he said. “With [Burlington] being a like-sized, like-minded city, I thought rather than reinventing the wheel, let's see what they did there.” Hostels stand to serve not only an economic, but also social and cultural role in the city, according to Slayback. In talking with Sheila Nee of the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Portland, Slayback said he began to understand the unique social role filled by such low-cost, community-oriented lodging. “I think there is definitely a need for some affordable accommodations — we’re long overdue to have a hostel here,” he said. Slayback said he learned that there was indeed a perceived need for a low-cost lodging option in Portland that enables tourists to experience the city like any other peninsula denizen. Staying in a room, hotel guests may end up isolated from the local cultural scene. “That’s not what you want," Slayback said. "But you can go back to a hostel, have a barbecue outside, have interactions, talk adventures, talk about the best places to eat.” Slayback said he hopes to site the hostel in the downtown Arts District, a “fabulous location for a hostel,” in his estimation with its proximity to Portland’s bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. Rates for a night at the aspiring hostel are expected to run about $40, according to Slayback. “That’s less than half of what any off-season accommodation even starts at,” he said. The hostel will likely be set up in a dormitory style, with enough bunk beds to house 40 guests. “We’re hoping for 40, because that's where it really has to be to make this work,” he said. Having stayed in hostels himself over the years, Slayback knows what lodgers are looking for, and is open to feedback from customers. “One thing I'm going to pride myself on and is a clean, comfortable, safe location. I’m a people person and I look forward to opening up a really comfy, clean hostel that is friendly and fun,” he said.

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Wednesday, June 8 METRO unveils seven new buses 11 a.m. Greater Portland Transit District METRO is introducing seven new buses to its fleet. Funding for these Gillig, clean diesel buses came from President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, with additional funds provided by the Maine Department of Transportation. An open house, with a new bus on display, will be held at the METRO office and garage, 114 Valley St. in Portland. Brief remarks will be presented at 11:30 a.m. Each new bus can seat 31 passengers and is equipped with a wheelchair ramp and bike rack. Transit agencies in Maine received a total of 13 new buses through this stimulus funding and five vehicles through MDOT funding, METRO reported.

Fenix Theatre Company Fundraiser 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fenix Theatre Co., the group who bring free performances of the classics of theater to Deering Oaks each summer, is throwing a summer launch party and fundraiser for the 2011 season at SPACE Gallery. “Delicious food, live music from Home by 8, and a chance for Fenix to thank the community for all of their support. This summer, they’ll be running two shows in repertory Visitors to Portland may see an authentic Italian Ape (pronounced ah-pay) driving around town as Portland prepares for the first-ever Italian Life Expo. and need all the help they can get, so they’ll be At this three-day event (June 9-11) attendees will “tour” exclusive vineyards sampling about 20 different Italian wines and voting for the red and white taking donations at this event.” they like best. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Acorn Productions hosts Southern Maine combined theater auditions 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. An annual tradition returns to Southern Maine this June when Acorn Productions once again hosts the Southern Maine combined theater auditions. The auditions take place on Wednesday, June 8 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St. in Westbrook’s Dana Warp Mill. The auditions offer local actors a chance to showcase their talents in front of most of the major directors and casting agents in Southern Maine. Although most companies are looking for professional actors, Acorn Productions is committed to making the arts accessible to all members of the community, and any actor is welcome to audition regardless of their level of experience, although Acorn requests that actors do not audition this year if they have auditioned for the previous two or more years at this event. Actors wishing to sign up for an audition slot can do so at the following website: audition.html.

previews on June 8 and runs until June 25. Matinees are at 2 p.m. and evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. For specific dates and availability, please contact the box office or visit the website. The Pickard Theater is located at 1 Bath Road in Brunswick, on the campus of Bowdoin College.

Thursday, June 9 Special Olympics benefit events

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the month of June, the South Portland Police Department is continuing its efforts to raise money to support and benefit Special Olympics. Today, June 8, officers from around the world, including officers here in Maine and the Greater Portland area, will be running the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Torch Run consists of the Olympic torch being relayed from department to department across the state. During the early afternoon, South Portland’s officers will receive the Torch from Scarborough officers in the area of the Wok Inn, and will carry it across Main Street (Rte. 1) and the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ in Brunswick where it will be handed off to officers from the Portland 7:30 p.m. Maine State Music Theatre opens its 53rd season Police Department. While carrying the torch, officers are with an Off-Broadway musical comedy hit, “The Marvelous referred to as “Guardians of the Flame.” The Torch Run is Wonderettes,” which runs from June 8 through June 25 at the largest single fundraiser for Special Olympics, but is not the Pickard Theater in Brunswick. “‘The Marvelous Wonderthe only event. South Portland Police Officer Peter MacVane ettes’ stars four talented actresses: Brittany Morello, Lara has long coordinated and participated in events aimed at Seibert, Morgan Smith, and Danielle Erin Rhodes. MSMT’s raising money for Special Olympics. Other events include presentation is directed by Chan Harris and choreographed car washes, motorcycle runs, online fundraising, tee shirt by Jacob Toth. The show’s creator, Roger Bean, served as and hat sales, “lobster dip,” “cop-on-top” (roof sits) and “tip a consultant to Harris and Toth during the early rehearsal a cop” events. The second Special Olympic fundraiser this process. The musical highlights four young women at their week will be a “Tip-A-Cop” event this Thursday, June 9, high school prom in 1958 and again at their 10-year reunion between the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Applebee’s in 1968 as they discuss their lives through pop hits from the Neighborhood Grill, 200 Running Hill Road, South Portland. ‘50s and ‘60s. For tickets, contact the MSMT box office at “This event gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, ‘To 725-8769, visit the box office window in person at The PickProtect & Serve.’ With the assistance and cooperation of ard Theater or purchase online at The show Applebees management and staff, officers will be at the restaurant, assisting wait staff with serving tables, while accepting tax deductible ‘tips’ to benefit Special Olympics. ... Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically-fit, respected members of society. Special Olympics offers children and adults with disabilities training and competition in 30 Olympictype summer and winter sports. Special Olympics currently serves 2.5 million people in more than 200 programs in 165 countries.” South-Portland-Maine-PoliceDepartment/113729312432; Scarborough Police Department, Freeport-Maine-Police-DepartThe Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be in Portland for five ment/289034622233#!/ScarboroughPD days, June 7-11. The show is at the Clarion, 1230 Congress St. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Italian Life Expo 5:30 p.m. Italian Life Expo runs Thursday through Saturday at Ocean Gateway Terminal, showcasing exclusive and innovative vintners, food producers, chefs, travel specialists and artisans from Tuscany, Piemonte, Brescia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna and more. Learn about the specialties of the regions, discover artisanal treasures and plan your next Italian trip. “Savor and celebrate all things Italian; experience Italy on the waterfront in Portland; meet and sample the best from a new generation of artisans producing Italy’s finest specialties in centuries-old traditions, including hand-crafted Italian cheeses and delicate hams, exclusive regional wines and olive oils and traditional copper pans, housewares and ceramics; meet experts with exciting Italian travel ideas, from navigating the backroads of Italy to cooking authentic Tuscan cuisine; learn about organic farms that welcome visitors to their guesthouses and luxurious villa rentals.” Tickets are $35 per session or $90 for an entire day. As part of the ticket each session also offers optional and unique presentations by expert exhibitors. These will be held in a tent overlooking the waterfront just outside of the main exhibit hall. Must be 21 years of age to attend the Expo. Special Guest Giuseppe Pastorelli, the Consul General of Italy in Boston, will help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. 5:30 p.m. — Official welcome by the city of Portland.

Portland Public Schools graduations: PAE 6 p.m. Merrill Auditorium, Portland Adult Education graduation.

David Livingstone Smith at Longfellow Books 7 p.m. Local author, David Livingstone Smith will read from “Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others” at Longfellow Books. Longfellow Books events are open to the public and always free to attend. “In Less Than Human,” Livingstone Smith uses a combination of history, psychology, biology, anthropology, and philosophy to explore the dynamics of dehumanization, describe the forms that it typically takes, and explain why we so often resort to it. The book serves as a guide through time, from the Stone Age to present day, and also through the intricacies of the human mind explaining why the study of this field is crucial, moving forward as a society.

‘The Blue Moon Chronicles’ 7:30 p.m. Pearwater Productions brings to Lucid Stage “The Blue Moon Chronicles,” “a wonderfully funny and critically acclaimed, Gay romantic-comedy for its Maine Premiere. ‘The Blue Moon Chronicles’ is a humorous look at gay life. Portland resident Jeffrey Kagan-McCann wrote the plays. The first installment of the Chronicles, ‘Once In A Blue Moon,’ first premiered in workshop in Hartford, Conn. Then the show premiered in Seattle, Wash., two years later, then two years later he added its farcical companion piece, ‘My Gay Son’s Wedding.’ Both plays were instant hits and played to sold out houses. In 2002, he premiered both plays together under the new title, ‘The Blue Moon Chronicles.’ The play centers on Eric Callahan, a young, ambitious, uptight, Jewish-Catholic, gay Lawyer from New Haven, Conn., who’s searching for the meaning of love, happiness and acceptance.” Playing in June, starting June 9. Visit for showtimes. see next page

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‘Wretches & Jabberers’ at SPACE 7:30 p.m. In the interest of Navigating the Sea, (Support, Education, Awareness) of autism, the Maine Autism Alliance is co-presenting with SPACE Gallery of Portland the documentary film, “Wretches & Jabberers,” June 9 and June 11. “In ‘Wretches & Jabberers,’ two men with autism embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability and intelligence. Determined to put a new face on autism, Tracy Thresher, 42, and Larry Bissonnette, 52, travel to Sri Lanka, Japan and Finland. At each stop, they dissect public attitudes about autism and issue a hopeful challenge to reconsider competency and the future.” Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; $7/$5 for SPACE members; Saturday, 1 p.m.; $7/$5 for SPACE members, all ages. 538 Congress St. Tickets for event are available at the door on the day of the event, on a first-come, first-serviced basis. Buy tickets at or call 1-800-838-3006.

Poets Theater of Maine 8 p.m. The new theater company Poets Theater of Maine (PTM) announces workshop performances of Wolf Song, a poetic play utilizing characters from folklore to honor the importance and power of wolves. Playwright Annie Finch, Composer Christenia Alden-Kinne, and Director Assunta Kent collaborate with puppeteer Libby Marcus, puppeteer Blainor McGough, choreographer Brigitte Paulus, set designer Mihku Paul, carpenter Oren Stevens, and costumer Kristina Skillin. “The workshop production of Wolf Song uses deer scepters, bone and shadow puppets, dance, poetry and music to bring awareness to the wolf’s importance in the natural world. Characters from folklore — La Loba, Red Riding Hood, Malsum the Wabanaki trickster, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and The Hunter — inhabit a mythic, postmodern dream world that invites the audience to confront real and imagined fears and rethink our relationship with wolves.” Performances will take place at Mayo Street Arts. Wolf Song will be performed June 9 and June 11 at Mayo Street Arts. Tickets are $10 general admission/$7 student.

Friday, June 10 Italian Life Expo continues 11 a.m. Italian Life Expo runs Thursday through Saturday at Ocean Gateway Terminal, showcasing exclusive and innovative vintners, food producers, chefs, travel specialists and artisans from Tuscany, Piemonte, Brescia, FriuliVenezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna and more. Learn about the specialties of the regions, discover artisanal treasures and plan your next Italian trip. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Session I, $35; Buongiorno! Meet and Eat the Italian Way. Expert presenters: Cesare Mazzetti, Bottega Del Rame, Copper and brass housewares; Paola D’Amato and Maria Luisa De Luca, Institute For Italian Studies, Italian culture and language lessons. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Session II, $35; Food, Wine & Italian Drives. Italian Life Expo GrapesExpert Presenters: Lorena Tosetto and Gianni Petrussa, Petrussa vineyards, located in Friuli, between the Alps and Adriatic Sea; Paul Turina, Cantine Turina, located on the sunny eastern shores of Lake Garda near Verona; Andrea Cassini, I Sodi, located in the Chianti area of Tuscany, outside Siena; Auto Europe, Portland’s own travel specialist. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Session III, $35; Italian Tasting Tour — Pour it On! “You are invited to taste and rate your favorite Italian wines and olive oils. Need some pointers? Our expert Sommelier will give you the tips you need. Then sip and sample as you enjoy a relaxing evening at Ocean Gateway meeting our friends from Italy.”

‘Broadway on the Hill’ 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CANCELLED. East End Community School Presents “Broadway on the Hill” has been cancelled, according to the Portland Public Schools.

Capital Strings Spring Concert 7:30 p.m. Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodfords St., Portland. Capital Strings Spring Concert. Donations accepted for Woodfords Church and Pineland Suzuki School. Student Ensemble will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Himith, Haydn, Corelli & Mozart.

‘Avenue Q’ 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. Through June 18, “Avenue Q.” “‘Avenue Q’ is about real life. It’s about finding a job, losing a job, learning about racism, getting an apartment, getting kicked out of your apartment, being different, falling in love, promiscuity, avoiding commitment, hangovers, Internet porn and discovering the world.” Next on stage: TV & Broadway star, Michelle Lee, in “Summer of Love,” June 22-July 16; “The Music Man,” July 20-Aug. 20; “Legally Blonde” starring Sally Struthers, Aug.24-Sept. 17; and “Miss Saigon,” Sept. 21-Oct. 23.

Saturday, June 11 Limington Extension Yard Sales 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11 and every dry Saturday in June, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 476 Sand Pond Road, Limington. Used and new items. Bug sprays, yard foggers and ant products for $2. New gallons of paint, shoes and jeans $2. Napkins, paper plates & envelopes 25 cents. Hundreds of 25 cent items. Benefits BEHS scholarships. 692-2989.

2011 MS Plane Pull 9 a.m. Portland Jetport. “Be part of the ultimate Man-vsMachine Challenge! Enter a team in the 2011 MS Plane Pull. The National MS Society partners with Federal Express and the Portland International Jetport to present this unique and popular fundraising event. The MS Plane Pull is a giant tug-of-war between your team and a huge aircraft weighing more than 72 tons. Teams of 25 position themselves along the rope in preparation to pull a FedEx 757. Teams compete for fastest Pull 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, Team Spirit Award, Slowest Pull and Overall Event Winner based on pull time and dollar amount raised by the team. ... Your participation means we will be working to support programs, services, and research sponsored by the Greater New England Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and that makes a huge difference to the people who must fight MS every day of their lives. http://eventmam.nationalmssociety. org/site/TR?fr_id=16956&pg=entry; Sue Tidd, sue.tidd@ Phone: 800-344-4867

Pet and People Walk 9 a.m. Open to anyone who wants to walk (with or without a leashed pet) or sponsor a walker, this year’s Pet and People Walk takes place the morning of Saturday, June 11. Participants collect pledges before walk day, when they will walk on the trail around Portland’s Back Cove and spend time at nearby Payson Park enjoying a range of entertaining activities for kids of all ages. Prizes will be given to all individual walkers and teams, at different pledge levels. Among the pledge prizes are tickets to win a get-away package that includes four passes to Story Land and a two-night stay at Attitash Mountain Village in New Hampshire. Additional prizes include a gift certificate from Cross Jewelers, toys from Kid’s Treasure Chest, flying discs, and more. T-Shirts will be awarded to all walkers who raise a minimum of $35 in pledges. Detailed pledge information and a place to register and create a personalized pledge page is at The Center’s Web site: Or call for information and assistance: 775-5216, ext. 104. On walk day, on-site registration and check-in for those who already registered begins at 9 a.m., with the walk starting at 10 a.m., and Payson Park activities kicking off at 11 a.m.

Portland Jetport Aviation Expo 2011 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Portland Jetport Aviation Expo 2011, June 11-12. Military, Antique, Special Interest aircraft, demos, fly-bys, displays, Helicopter and Bi-plane rides, food, charity plane-pull and more. Free admission and free parking (follow event signs at Jetport). Please, no pets, weapons or smoking. Sat. 9-4 Sun 9-3.

Author Dr. Amy Wood at Scarborough Grounds 10 a.m. Dr. Amy Wood, author of “Life Your Way: Refresh Your Approach to Success and Breath Easier in a FastPaced World,” will speak at the Scarborough Grounds Café and Eatery, 364 U.S. Route 1. The free, informal one-hour event will begin at 10 a.m. A psychologist with deep knowledge of human nature and recognized for her ability to assist adults become their own versions of successful, she has private practices in Portland and Kennebunk. Her ongoing workshops, Lifewise at Lunch and Wisdom at Work, are regularly sponsored by the Portland Public Library and the Kennebunk Free Library. “Wood makes no ‘quick-fix promises’ in either her practice or her new book. Indeed, she contends that self-help of any type requires commitment and practice, something that all too many people don’t want to hear.” Information about Life Your Way: Refresh Your Approach to Success and Breath Easier in a FastPaced World is available at

R & R Spinners and blacksmith Tim Greene 10 a.m. The R & R Spinners and blacksmith Tim Greene will demonstrate their respective crafts at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Free and open to the public.

A Hooked Rug Show 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The students of Carol LeMere in recognition of 25-plus years of dedicated instruction will offer a Hooked Rug Show at North Yarmouth Academy, Priscilla Savage Middle School, 172 Main St., Yarmouth. Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from noon to 4 p.m. Over 50 rugs by Carol and her students on display. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted in support of the Cancer Community Center.

Cape Elizabeth Family Fun Day 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Family Fun Day is a nonprofit event meant to encourage and support the numerous community, school groups and non-profit organizations in our town by providing them a venue to raise much needed revenue while encouraging the small town spirit of caring and community that is New England. The day kicks off with a parade at 10:30 AM which starting from Cottage Farm Road. There will be floats from local community groups and sports teams, as well as antique cars, bands, lots of fire engines from many of the local towns, and much more. Activities are scheduled throughout the day including games for all ages, face painting, numerous arts and crafts and a wide variety of foods and beverages. Fort Williams Park. Admission is free, activities vary from free to $5.

Italian Life Expo continues 11 a.m. Italian Life Expo runs Thursday through Saturday at Ocean Gateway Terminal, showcasing exclusive and innovative vintners, food producers, chefs, travel specialists and artisans from Tuscany, Piemonte, Brescia, FriuliVenezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna and more. Learn about the specialties of the regions, discover artisanal treasures and plan your next Italian trip. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Session IV, $35; Adventures in Italy. Expert Presenters: Suzanne B. Cohen, Suzanne B. Cohen & Associates, Inc., Custom Italian vacation rentals; Roberto Bechi, Tours By Roberto, Inc., Custom group/educational tours. Also at this session, Roberto Bechi will answer questions about small group tours with itineraries traversing the Tuscan countryside. Bechi designs these experiences to be educational, limiting each trip to a number small enough that all might enjoy the view (from tiny, medieval hamlets to extraordinary panoramas) and learn a little about everything — from Etruscan history to artisanal winemaking. Italian Life Expo Grapes Delivery. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Session V, $35; Uniquely Italian Artisanal Foods. Expert Presenters: Giovanni Bianchi, Consortium Of Prosciutto Di Parma/Pio Tosini Prosciutto, Parma ham; Nancy Radke, Consortium Of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Parmigiano cheese. Learn how the unique conditions and craftsmanship of the beautiful regions of Northern Italy help create renowned delicacies that have set the standard among food lovers for centuries. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.: Session VI, $35; Festa d’ Italia! Savor and Celebrate. “Celebrate the ‘Kingdom of Italy’ as we present the people’s favorite wines and olive oils at the Italian Life Expo. You are invited to taste and rate your favorite Italian wines and olive oils. Need some pointers? Our expert Sommelier will give you the tips you need. Then sip and sample as you enjoy a festive evening at Ocean Gateway meeting our Italian exhibitors.”

Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland docent tour 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900-1940 by Claudia Bantz, docent tour at the Portland Museum of Art. Free with museum admission. “Join Museum Docent Claudia Bantz for casual and informative discussion of works in the exhibition Maine Moderns: Art in Seguinland, 1900–1940.” Content/5657.shtml

‘Watch Your Language’ recorded in Portland 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. No longer just a finger-wagging warning from your mother… “Watch Your Language” is the only locally written and produced radio word game show, presented on WMPG Community Radio. And you are invited! On Saturday, June 11, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, WMPG will record two half-hour episodes of “Watch Your Language!” for later rebroadcast. “Watch Your Language!” is a game show celebrating the complexity, beauty and downright weirdness of the English language, written and played by local wordsmiths, wits and raconteurs. The show is hosted by Suzanne Murphy of WMPG’s public affairs program, Big Talk, written by Kate O’Halloran and Joanne Fedorocko, and played by Margaret Cleveland, MaryBeth Davidson, Alan Brewer, and Caroline Teschke. The show is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5, with all proceeds to benefit WMPG’s Power Up! signal improvement campaign. Through a transmitter move and significant power increase, Power Up! will bring a strong WMPG signal to five times as many Southern Maine listeners as receive it now. The new stronger transmitter is expected be in operation by mid-September 2011.

Zemya in Kennebunk 6 p.m. A nonprofit community arts organization, River Tree Arts in Kennebunk will host a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and a 7 p.m. concert with Zemya. “Zemya is 11 women singing a blend beautiful and edgy harmonies without accompaniment. They share folk and traditional songs from the Balkans, United Kingdom, Africa, the Americas and more… and they have fun doing it! Zemya means ‘earth’ in Bulgarian, and these songs grow from the deep soul of the world’s folk music heritage.” see next page

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The Portland Observatory is the site for Flag Day activities on Tuesday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flag Day commemorates the date the Continental Congress first approved a design for a national flag, June 14, 1777. The Portland Observatory is located at the crest of Munjoy Hill on Congress Street. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

Stone Mountain Arts Center Coming Up! The Stone Mountain Arts Center brings national acts to the foothills of the White Mountains to perform in an intimate timberframe setting, serving dinner and fine wines and beer before selected shows.

P ic k s o f th e W e e k ...

Thursday, June 9 Waltzing’s for Dreamers Free Music Series with

Vocalist and Fiddler Laura Cortese and Mandolin and Guitarist Jefferson Hamer. Free Admission!

from preceding page

Dance in the Islamic World 7 p.m. Belly dance studio Bright Star World Dance in Portland, ME hosts the Maine premier of travel documentary film “40 Days & 1001 Nights” by Tamalyn Dallal, worldrenowned belly dancer and researcher from Miami, Fla. Show tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. All ages are welcome. Details about the “40 Days &1001 Nights” film screening at Bright Star World Dance, 496 Congress St., Fl. 4, Portland, can be found on the website,, or by calling 409-9540.

Ronda Dale and Kevin Attra on Peaks 7:30 p.m. Enjoy an impromptu and interactive evening of folk, blues and more with Peaks Island’s own Ronda Dale and Kevin Attra. Fun for the whole family. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island. The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center housed in the 1888 Fifth Maine Regiment Memorial Hall. Its mission is the preservation of Civil War and local history. Membership is open to the public. For more information call 766-3330 or email

Sunday, June 12 Portland Jetport Aviation Expo 2011 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portland Jetport Aviation Expo 2011, June 11-12. Military, Antique, Special Interest aircraft, demos, flybys, displays, Helicopter and Bi-plane rides, food, charity plane-pull and more. Free admission and free parking (follow event signs at Jetport). Please, no pets, weapons or smoking. Sat. 9-4 Sun 9-3.

Free Sailing & Open House 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Sailing & Open House at SailMaine, rain or shine. Free sailboat rides in Portland Harbor, shore-side boat rigging, and knot-tying demonstrations are among the fun activities. Experience and learn what this nonprofit community sailing center is all about. Adults, teens and kids (age 8 and up) are welcome. SailMaine will provide life jackets but if you have one, feel free to bring it along. Located on the Portland waterfront, past the Ocean Gateway Terminal at the end of the extension of Commercial Street (Thames Street), turn right and then left to enter long parking lot on the water. SailMaine is at the end of that parking lot. For more information visit

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. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Williston-West Church, Memorial Hall (2nd floor), 32 Thomas St. Portland. For more information call 221-0727 or email

Old Port Festival 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Old Port Festival celebrates its 37th year. The festival attracts over 40,000 people to experience some of Portland’s greatest offerings such as retail, restaurants, arts and entertainment. “The festival has something for everyone including eight music stages, children’s participatory programs and entertainment, a parade, outdoor adventure and more!”

2011 Sunday Cemetery Series 1 p.m. The kick-off to the 2011 Sunday Cemetery Series is here! Plan to attend the first location of the series right in

beautiful Portland. “This Maine Ghost Hunters Series was a huge success in 2010, and promises to be even more impressive this season. Unlike some of our investigation meet-ups, this series is family friendly. Well behaved children 12 and over are invited to attend with their parents. Any serious cemetery enthusiast would agree, Eastern has to be at the top of the list when it comes to ‘must see’ locations. For many reasons, it is easy to argue that this is one of the most significant colonial cemeteries in the country. It was added to the registry of historical places in 1974. Speaking of history, a theme of this years series is, remembering the 150 year anniversary since the beginning of the Civil War. 1861-2011 At each location on the tour we will be explaining that particular cemeteries tie to the American conflict that put brother against brother. Eastern has an impressive connection. Also, for this tour, the Maine Ghost Hunters Team is proud to announce that a member of Spirits Alive will be our very special guest! Spirits Alive is a group dedicated to the preservation of Eastern Cemetery. Their work has kept this national treasure from falling into the hands of neglect, time and vandalism. Their knowledge of the cemetery and all that can be found in it, is unrivaled. Check them out at www.”

Renaissance Voices in Concert on Peaks 6:30 p.m. Spring concert — Love Lost and Found. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island. Enjoy the melodious harmonies of the a cappella Renaissance Voices in an all new presentation of the music of the joys and sorrows of love by Claudio Monteverdi, Edward Elgar, Barbara Strozzi, Harold Stover and others. The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center housed in the 1888 Fifth Maine Regiment Memorial Hall. Its mission is the preservation of Civil War and local history. Membership is open to the public. For more information call 766-3330 or email fifthmaine@

Tuesday, June 14 Flag Day Celebration at the Portland Observatory 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Portland Observatory Museum, 138 Congress St. “Flag Day commemorates the date the Continental Congress first approved a design for a national flag, June 14, 1777. Each year we celebrate with a free community day that includes tours of the Portland Observatory and walking tours of the Munjoy Hill area, flag making and art activities for children and families, and a flag raising ceremony to call attention to the original purpose of the tower as a maritime signal station. Come celebrate with us! All visitors will enjoy free selfguided tours of the Portland Observatory Museum (1807). The Observatory opens at 10 a.m. Flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m., and tours thereafter until closing at 5 p.m. Docents will be available to answer questions. Don Whitney and Michael Daicy, authors of Portland’s Greatest Conflagration will make a special presentation at 11 a.m. David Peloquin will once again perform historical sea chanty music between noon to 5 p.m. Peloquin engages audiences of all ages with historical anecdotes about the men who sailed the high seas, and traditional songs sung on sailing vessels. Space is limited to 45 people in the building at any one time — tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis on June 14. Also enjoy free walking tours of Munjoy Hill at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and free walking tours of Eastern Cemetery at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Enjoy Flag-making Activities for Children from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Observatory lawn, weather permitting.

Friday, June 10 Joe Ely Band Flatlander Roots Rocker Singer Songwriter

2 0 11 S e a s o n ... June 12 June 17 June 20, 21 June 23 June 26 June 30 July 2

James McMurtry - Roots Singer Songwriter Aztec Two Step - 40th Anniversary Show Indigo Girls - Up Close and Personal Celtic Crossroads - Young Celtic Supergroup! Greg Brown - Singer Songwriter Inanna - Female World Music Drumming Group Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys host Stone Mountain LIVE! Maine’s Own Musical Jamboree Show with special guests John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky July 3 Barn Burner with the Giant Kings - Club Style Barn Party featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry on guitars.......................................Just Added July 8 Le Vent Du Nord - Canadian Celtic July 9,10 Marty Stuart and The Fabulous Superlatives - Country Great July 16 The Pine Leaf Boys - Cajun Dance July 17 Waltzing’s for Dreamers Free Music Series with Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers July 18 Robert Cray - Up Close and Personal July 20, 21 Mary Chapin Carpenter - Up Close and Personal July 22 Mountain Heart - Super Bluegrass / Eclectic July 23 Jimmy Webb - Legendary Songwriter July 28 The Wailin’ Jennys to Benefit the Mountaintop Music July 30 Oumou Sangare - Renowned African Singer Aug. 3 The Del McCoury Band - Bluegrass Aug. 4 Comedian Bob Marley Aug. 5 Barn Burner with Fish Tank Ensemble ~ Club Style Barn Party with this Wild Gypsy Band Aug. 10 John Hiatt and the Combo Aug. 12 Chris Smither - Blues Songwriter Aug. 13 Ellis Paul - Singer Songwriter Aug. 17 Colin Hay - Men at Work Frontman .....................................Just Added Aug. 18 Waltzing’s for Dreamers Free Music Series with Eilen Jewell - Singer Songwriter Aug. 20 Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys host Stone Mountain LIVE The Anniversary Show! Maine’s Own Musical Jamboree Show with Special Guests Cheryl Wheeler Aug. 21 Jonathan Sarty CD Release Show Aug. 26 Maria de Barros - Cape Verdian Superstar Aug. 27 Kris Delmhorst & Session Americana - Roots Round Table Aug. 30 Richard Thompson - Guitairst Songwriter Sept. 2 Raul Maulo - Frontman to the Mavericks Sept. 3 Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul Sept. 4 Tennessee Mafia Jug Band Sept. 9 Mike and Ruthy - Folk, Traditional Roots Sept. 10 Bill Kirchen Band - Commander Cody Guitarist Sept. 22 Shemeika Copeland - Blues Great Sept. 29 Waltzing’s for Dreamers Free Music Series with The Honey Dew Drops Oct. 2 Asleep at the Wheel - Texas Swing Oct. 6 Crooked Still - Alt Sting Band Oct. 13 Recession Session with the Hot Club of Cowtown - Swing, String Oct. 21 Dar Williams - Singer Songwriter Oct. 28 Don Campbell Band Oct. 30 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Iconic Country Folk Rock Nov. 3 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy - Master Canadian Fiddlers Nov. 5 Harry Manx - Blues, Sitar / Guitar Nov. 12 Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys host Stone Mountain LIVE! Maine’s Own Musical Jamboree Show with special guests Tim O’Brien and Michael Doucet Nov. 18 Jonathan Edwards - Hit Singer Songwriter Nov. 19 Suzy Bogguss - Country Star Dec. 9,10,11,16,17 Stone Mountain LIVE Christmas Shows

Early Bird Special... Book your function now, and get a great discount!!! Two beautiful barns to make your special day a very special day.

For tickets and more info about our events go to:

Stone Mountain Arts Center 695 Dugway Road Brownfield, ME 207-935-7292

The Portland Daily Sun, Wednesday, June 8, 2011  
The Portland Daily Sun, Wednesday, June 8, 2011  

The Portland Daily Sun, Wednesday, June 8, 2011