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Withholder in Chief See Maureen Dowd’s column on page 4
Summer stock See Michael J. Tobin’s column on page 8
VOL. 3 NO. 135
PORTLAND’S DAILY NEWSPAPER
Mobile food trucks back on the table Board of Creative Portland resurrects idea; seen as new aspect of the creative economy BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
After languishing in various city committees, proposals to allow mobile food trucks in Portland are about to get another look. The board of Creative Portland is planning to discuss the feasibility of food trucks during its September meeting, potentially paving the way for a broader citywide discussion on the issue. “It’s one of those things where you go, ‘Why not? Why is this a big deal?'” said
“There is no doubt this city is recognized nationally for up-and-coming chefs, so if other cities have ﬁgured out how to do it so it can enliven the cultural arts scene ... we (would be) all for it.” — Jennifer Hutchins, Creative Portland’s executive director Andy Graham, chair of the Creative Portland board. “I am hoping that it won’t be controversial and that everybody will go, ‘Oh cool. This has worked in other places, why can’t it work here?’” he added.
Food trucks have become hip culinary staples in cities like Austin, New York and the other Portland. These trucks have spawned entirely new culinary movements (Korean barbecue, anyone?) and dusted off see FOOD page 7
Westbrook church eyed as cultural center BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
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Westbrook community members have expressed interest in forming a nonprofit to convert a former church into a cultural center, and Portland residents have offered ideas on how to make it work. Tonight at 4:30 p.m., volunteers plan to meet and talk about the future Nazarene of the former church Unitarian Universalist Church ﬁnds new at 719 Main life as St., Westbrook. The meeting condos is scheduled to take place in the See page 6 church building. The Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church in Portland sold the former church building to Westbrook Housing for $1, and now planning is underway for how to make the best use of the facility, according to John Gallagher, executive director of the housing authority. see CENTER page 6
Committee urges council to ban ﬁreworks in city BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
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The former Unitarian Universalist Church at 719 Main St., Westbrook, could become a cultural center, based on plans now being discussed. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
A warning from Portland's fire chief prompted local officials to take beginning steps toward continuing the ban on fireworks in the city, just as the state prepares to make
the sale, possession and use of them legal. Portland's public safety committee voted Tuesday to recommend to the City Council that Portland draft an ordinance ahead of a new state law that would lift Maine's
ban on fireworks. Chief Fred LaMontagne said the city is too densely populated and that sparks could easily ignite a blaze. He asked councilors to ban the use of fireworks, saying they're "just not good" for Portland.
"I just think we're better off banning them," he said on Wednesday. "It's the density of our structures and the proximity ... (that) further compounds the problem." see FIREWORKS page 7
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Heavy trucks to be subject to new rules WASHINGTON (NY Times) — Big tractor-trailer trucks will have to get 20 percent more miles per gallon by the 2018 model year under the first-ever fuel economy rules for heavy vehicles, announced Tuesday by President Obama. The rules mimic the “light duty” fuel economy standards for cars and sport utility vehicles that have been in place since 1975. But they are more complex, tailored to cover vehicles including garbage trucks, which must get a 10 percent improvement, and pickups and vans too big to be covered by the existing rules, which must now make a 15 percent improvement. The rules are allowed under a law signed by President George W. Bush in 2007, but it has taken until now to devise the program. And Mr. Obama, at a time when there is substantial opposition to new environmental rules, said in a statement that the vehicle owners wanted their trucks to be regulated. “While we were working to improve the efficiency of cars and light-duty trucks, something interesting happened,” he said in a statement. “We started getting letters asking that we do the same for medium and heavy-duty trucks. They were from people who build, buy and drive these trucks.” In fact, truck manufacturers have not been nearly as resistant to fuel economy standards as car manufacturers have sometimes been. Experts say that if all the manufacturers are pushed into building more efficient trucks, customers will have a reason to buy new vehicles, even if they cost more. The Environmental Protection Agency said that the rules would cost vehicle buyers $8 billion, but that would be paid for in fuel savings in a year or two, depending on the vehicle. Total benefits, including less time spent refueling, and lower global-warming emissions, would exceed costs by $49 billion over the lifetime of the trucks, the agency said. While the percentage gains are significant, some of the vehicles go only six miles or so on a gallon, so the actual miles per gallon numbers will not rise much. But the vehicles can cover more than 200,000 miles a year. The agency may expand its regulations later to cover the aerodynamics of trailers. Commercial trucks used about 22 billion gallons of diesel fuel last year, a number that experts say could be cut substantially. Heavyduty vehicles also consumed a significant fraction of the 150 billion gallons of gasoline and ethanol sold last year.
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Cameron threatens sustained police measures in riots BY ALAN COWELL AND JOHN F. BURNS THE NEW YORK TIMES
LONDON — With 10,000 additional police officers deployed across London, and trouble flaring in other cities, Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday threatened sustained police measures including the possible use of water cannons to curb the looting and arson that have shaken many parts of Britain for four consecutive days. He was speaking after a night of relative calm in London offset by an apparent surge of violence in regions stretching from the northwest through the English Midlands to new areas farther south. Mr. Cameron told reporters outside 10 Downing Street that a police “fightback” was proving effective to prevent a repetition of the worst of the violence, which began on Saturday. He had earlier presided over a second meeting of the so-called Cobra committee, an ad hoc group that deals with national security crises, as the authorities said hundreds of people had been arrested overnight, many of them in major cities outside London. In an ominous development,
the Birmingham police opened a murder inquiry into the deaths of three men killed when a car drove at them while they were protecting homes and businesses from looters. If the fatalities are related to the spasms of violence gripping English cities, it will bring the death toll in the unrest to four. Sudden flare-ups continued in parts of London overnight, with minor attacks reaching even into the upscale Knightsbridge shopping district, a major tourist draw. Arrest tallies across the country from the rioting totaled at least 1,200 as of Wednesday, including more than 800 in London alone, and criminal courts extended their hours in attempts to quickly prosecute the offenders. A sense of swelling outrage was pervading not only London but other cities hit by the mayhem and lawlessness. An online petition calling for rioters and looters to lose any government welfare benefits they may have been receiving proved so popular the government web site hosting it crashed. “No taxpayer should have to contribute to those who have destroyed property, stolen from their community and shown a
Police ofﬁcers framed by a burned vehicle in Liverpool on Wednesday (New York Times Photo).
disregard for the country that provides for them,” the petition reads. Mr. Cameron ascribed the violence to a broad lack of social responsibility. “It’s as much a moral problem as a political problem,” he said. “This is a problem for our society and something we have to deal with.” “There are pockets of our society that are not just broken, but are frankly sick,” said Mr. Cameron, who has previously used the term broken Britain to describe social malaise. He said the police faced a “huge challenge” from what he depicted as a new kind of unrest, with “lots of different
people doing the same thing in different places.” Asked how long the current crackdown on violence could be sustained, he said: “I don’t want London to be in a permanent state of lockdown or shutdown.” “We needed a fightback, and a fightback is under way,” he said. “Whatever resources the police need they will get. Whatever tactics the police feel they need to employ, they will have legal backing to do so.” Mr. Cameron said British police already had legal authority to use rubber bullets known as baton rounds, but might now extend their arsenal to the deployment of water cannons.
Stocks end sharply lower amid Europe fears U.S. strike kills BY CHRISTINE HAUSER THE NEW YORK TIMES
For yet another day, the stock market swung back and forth with ranges of hundreds of points. After sweeping declines on Monday were followed by huge gains on Tuesday, stocks on Wall Street finished steeply lower on Wednesday as each of the three main indexes dropped more than 4 percent. Wednesday’s trading completely wiped out the gains of the previous day in the broader market as measured by the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. The last time there were three consecutive days of 4 percent moves on the S&P was in October 2007. In the United States, the financial sector again took a beating, shedding more than 7 percent. Analysts said a variety of worries have clouded the markets in recent weeks, but on Wednes-
day they singled out fears about exposure to French banks as a factor as shares in those institutions dropped during European trading. The concern is whether big countries like France in the heart of Europe might now be called upon to bail out their own banks as well as economies like Spain and Italy. “Today it’s fears about French banks and France,” Michael Gapen, United States economist at Barclays Capital in New York, said, singling out the French bank Société Générale, whose shares fell about 18 percent. “SocGen is the name that is really driving trading.” For its part, the Fed is hoping that its statement, which three of the 10 members of the Federal Open Market Committee voted against, will encourage investment and risk-taking by keeping the cost of borrowing extremely low until at least mid-2013. Still, it suggested that the United States mone-
tary authorities are now adopting the same policy pursued by the Bank of Japan over the last decade with marginal effect. “It has been a very eventful two-week period,” said Robert S. Tipp, managing director and chief investment strategist for Prudential Fixed Income. On Wednesday, the Dow was down 519.83 points, or 4.6 percent, at 10,719.94. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fell 51.77 points, or 4.42 percent. at 1,120.76. The Nasdaq were was down 4.09 percent, or 101.47 points, at 2,381.05. Even after the credit rating downgrade, the flight from risky assets heated up, with a rise in 10-year government bonds prices rose. Yields declined to 2.14 percent from 2.25 percent on Tuesday, when the yield also reached fell to 2.03 percent. “It is rivaling the lows hit at the end of ’08,” said Mr. Tipp, referring to the yield. “You are basically at historic lows here.”
Taliban that downed copter WASHINGTON — An American airstrike has killed the Taliban fighters believed responsible for shooting down a Chinook helicopter on Saturday, killing 38 people aboard, including 30 American military personnel. But the insurgent leader who was the target of the weekend raid that ended with the shooting down of the helicopter has still eluded American and Afghan forces, officials said. The commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen of the Marine Corps, said the military had tracked the insurgents after they shot down the helicopter on Saturday. A group of fewer than 10 insurgents was tracked to a residential compound on Monday when it was attacked by F-16 fighter jets. — The New York Times
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Curbside trash and recycling will not be collected on Labor Day, Sept. 5, city officials announced Wednesday. Residents who normally have trash pick up on Mondays will have their garbage and recycling collected on Sept. 3. Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island, Little Diamond Island and Cliff Island residents will have their collection on Sept. 6 All items should be out by 6:30 a.m. The Riverside Recycling Facility will also be closed on Labor Day. Residents with questions or concerns should contact the Recycling Hotline at 756-8189
Maine man accused of lighting wildﬁres A Perry man was arrested and charged with five counts of arson following an investigation into multiple wildfires in wooded areas of Washington County, according to published reports. Timothy Tiess, 37, is only charged with setting four fires in July, but officials say he may have sparked additional blazes. Forest rangers say arson has been a concern for blazes in the Down East are beginning in November 2009, according to published reports. “This arrest has been a long time coming and hopefully will provide Down East residents
“Redneck Olympics” gets warned to change the name The organizer of Maine’s “Redneck Olympics” is being told to drop the word “olympics” from future events or face a lawsuit, according to published reports. Harold Brooks told the Maine Public Broadcasting Network that a representative from the U.S. Olympic Committee’s legal department called him following the recent event and said he couldn’t use the word “olympic.” “The words Olympic, Olympiad, Paralympic, Paralympian, Pan American, or any combination of those words, is exclusively the intellectual property of the United States Olympic Committee,” Mark Jones, the USOC’s chief spokesman, told MPBN Last weekend’s redneck sporting event in Hebron featured such games as bobbing for pigs’ feet, toilet-seat horseshoes, lawn mower races and a mud run. It drew in nearly 3,000 people for the event. Brooks told MPBN he has “no plans not to use the word.”
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Former Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky died at 57 Wednesday morning after a battle with pancreatic cancer, according to published reports. Gwadosky, also a former speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, served in the state Legislature for 18 years. He was Secretary of State from 1997 to 2005. A former friend and colleague told the Bangor Daily News that Gwadosky struggled with the disease for a while, saying he “was a dedicated legislator” and that he “worked until the end,” Rep. John Martin told the paper. Former Gov. John Baldacci issued a statement calling Gwadosky “a terrific family man.” “(He) was always able to bring people together to move our state forward,” said Baldacci in a statement. “Dan was committed to innovation and to making government work for the people of Maine.” U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe called Gwadosky a “truly outstanding leader” in Maine and a “devoted public servant who fought on behalf of his constituents.” “His tireless service to the citizens of the great state of Maine will not be forgotten,” Gov. Paul LePage said in a statement “Dan’s devotion to public service is a model for others to follow,” he continued.” He is survived by his wife Cheryl and two children, Joshua and Jessica, according to published reports.
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among other troubled European countries that share the euro. It seemed not to matter that the French government — along with the credit raters Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch — issued statements on Wednesday insisting France’s rating was not at risk. The market anxieties spread wildly, engulfing Société Générale, the second-largest French bank. Its shares slumped as much as 21 percent before closing down more than 14 percent. Stock in BNP Paribas, France’s largest bank, fell 9.5 percent. President Nicolas Sarkozy interrupted his vacation on the French Riviera to return to Paris
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Withholder in Chief DES MOINES— Even the Butter Cow at the Iowa State Fair is not enough to sweeten the mood. Three years ago, Barack Obama’s unlikely presidential dream was given wings by rapturous Iowans — young, old and in-between — who saw in the fresh-faced, silky-voiced black senator a chance to leap past the bellicose, rancorous Bush years into a modern, competitive future where we once more had luster in the world. “We are choosing hope over fear,” Senator Obama told a delirious crowd of 3,000 here the night he won the Iowa caucuses. But fear has garroted hope, as America reels from the latest humiliating blows on the economy and in Afghanistan. The politician who came across as a redeemer in 2008 is now in need of redemption himself. Faced with a country keening for reassurance and reinven––––– tion, Obama seems at a loss. The New York Regarding his political skills, he turns out to be the odd case Times of a pragmatist who can’t learn from his mistakes and adapt. Many of his Democratic supporters here, who once waited hours in line just to catch a glimpse of The One, are disillusioned. “We just wish he’d be more of a fighter,” said one influential Democrat with a grimace. Another
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The day our leaders got unstuck This is a scary economic moment. The response we need is not easy, but it is totally obvious. We need a Grand Bargain between America’s two parties — and we need it right now. Until you read the following news article, we’ll be stuck in a world of hurt. WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a news conference the likes of which the White House had never seen. President Obama stood in the East Room, flanked by the House speaker, John Boehner; the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell; the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid; and the House minority leader, Nancy Pelosi. The president asked Mr. Boehner to speak first: “My fellow Americans,” the Ohio Republican began. “We have just concluded a meeting with the president, prompted by this moment of extraordinary economic peril. Our party, as you know, is convinced that the main reason for our economic decline is that we have too much debt, that government has grown too big and that taxes and regulations are choking our dynamism. But I have to acknowledge that, over the years, our party has contributed to this debt burden and government spending binge. We are not innocent, and, therefore, we owe the country a strategy for governing and for fixing a problem that we helped to create — instead
Thomas Friedman ––––– The New York Times of just blocking the president. The G.O.P. is better than that and has more to offer the nation. Therefore, we have informed the president that our legislators are ready to reopen negotiations immediately on a ‘Grand Bargain’ to address all these debt issues once and for all and that everything will be on the table from our side — including tax reform that closes loopholes and eliminates wasteful subsidies, and, if need be, tax increases. To those who voted for us, rest assured that we will bring our conservative values to these negotiations and an emphasis on markets and meritocracies, but also a spirit of compromise and a recognition that both sides will have to bend if we are going to get the kind of comprehensive budget agreement the country needs. To my Tea Party colleagues, I say: thank you. Your passion helped spur the nation to action, but the country cannot be governed, and our future secured, by bowing solely to the passions of any single group — liberal or con-
servative. I know that the Tea Party activists are true patriots and they will work with us as well. President Obama: Let’s fix the country together and then compete in 2012 over who can best manage a growing pie rather than a shrinking one.” President Obama warmly embraced Mr. Boehner and then took the podium and said: “Speaker Boehner and Senator McConnell, thank you for your commitment to act in our nation’s highest interests. Let me say publicly what I committed to you privately: I have asked Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to revive their deficit commission and to use their recommendations for how to cut spending and raise revenues as the starting point for our negotiations. But it will now be called ‘The National Commission for American Renewal.’ Because in addition to the original Bowles-Simpson members, it will include Senator McConnell, Speaker Boehner, Senator Reid and Congresswoman Pelosi, and its goal will indeed be a comprehensive plan for American renewal. Everything will be on the table — spending cuts, tax reform and increases, a framework for restructuring the debts of Americans whose homes are under water see FRIEDMAN page 5
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Bachmann takes shots at Obama DOWD from page 4
agreed: “You can’t blame him for everything. I just wish he would come across more forceful at times, but that is not the dude’s style. Detached hurts you when things are sour. You need some of Clinton’s ‘I feel your pain’ compassion.” The president has been so spectacularly unable to fill the leadership void in Washington that the high-spirited Michele Bachmann feels free to purloin Obama’s old mantra. “The power behind our campaign is hope and a future,” she chirped to a sparse crowd Monday in Atlantic, Iowa. “That’s all I believe in.” That and making America safe for old-fashioned light bulbs and not those weird curly ones. Obama’s response on Monday to Friday’s Standard & Poor’s downgrade and to the 22 Navy Seal commandos and 8 other soldiers killed by a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan was once more too little, too late. It was just like his belated, ineffectual response on the BP oil spill and his reaction to the would-be Christmas Day bomber; it took him three days on vacation in Hawaii to speak about the terrorist incident when the country was scared about national security, and then he spent the next week callously shuttling from the podium to the golf course. Bachmann has been riding around Iowa in her bus, with Elvis music and her name emblazoned 25 times on the outside, mocking Obama for going to Camp David last weekend and burrowing in, while the country was roiling. His inability to grab a microphone and spontaneously assuage Americans’ fears is strange. If the American servicemen had died on a Monday, he wouldn’t have waited until Wednesday to talk about it. He doesn’t like the bully pulpit, just the professor’s lectern. After failing to interrupt his Camp David weekend to buck up the country on one of its worst days in history,
he tacked on his condolences for the soldiers’ families to his economic pep talk, in what had to be the most inept oratorical segue of his presidency. He long ago should have gone out into the country to talk to Americans in person and come up with a concrete plan that people could print out from the White House Web site and study. Hasn’t he learned how dangerous it is to delegate to Congress? His withholding and reactive nature has made him seem strangely irrelevant in Washington, trapped by his own temperament. He doesn’t lead, and he doesn’t understand why we don’t feel led. Speaking from the State Dining Room of the White House, he advised America it was still “a triple-A country” like some cerebral soccer coach urging the kids to win one for the London Interbank Offered Rate. With traders hearing nothing new, just boilerplate about “common sense and compromise” on deficit reduction, the Dow Jones industrial average, which had already fallen 410 points, fell 20 more points while the president was talking around 2 o’clock. By the 4 p.m. close, the Dow was 634 points lower. Obama has spent a lifetime creating his persona — superior, wise, above all parties and interests, all-seeing, calm, unflappable. But as Drew Westen, a liberal psychology professor at Emory University wrote in The Times on Sunday, puzzling about what has happened to his former hero’s passion, the president never identifies the villains who cause our epic problems. It’s unclear, Westen wrote, whether that reflects his aversion to conflict or a fear of offending donors, or both. Obama’s assumption that you can rise above ascribing villainous motives has caused him to waste huge chunks of his first term seeking bipartisanship from Republicans who were playing him for a dupe. And it has led to Americans regarding the nation’s capital as a place of all villains and no heroes.
A comprehensive plan for American renewal FRIEDMAN from page 4
and the investments we need to renew the primary sources of our strength — infrastructure, education and scientific research. Each component will be integrated and timed to minimize pain and maximize job creation — and the entire package will be presented to Congress for an up-or-down vote. I am confident that real tax and entitlement reform will unleash billions of dollars in investments. “But the most important thing that will be on the table will not just be a plan to make our country solvent. It will be a plan to make America great and guarantee that another generation will enjoy the American dream. Any fair-minded person who looks at all the stimulus investments I’ve made in education, clean energy, research and infrastructure can see that this has been my goal from the start. But I know those investments can’t be sustained without a new long-term budget deal. And I, too,
have a confession: I’ve done a poor job integrating my nation-building ideas, including health care, into a single vision so people understood where I was going. I also let tactical political considerations — like abandoning the Bowles-Simpson commission — intervene, so Americans lost sight of my priorities. That will not happen again. No one loves this country more than I and my Democratic colleagues. While we will bring our traditional concerns for social justice and equality to these negotiations, we will not quit until a Grand Bargain to ensure American greatness is enacted into law.” At that point, all five leaders shook hands and retreated into the Oval Office. It was exactly 9:29 a.m. One minute later, the New York Stock Exchange opened. The Dow was up 1,223 points at the open — an all-time record. What’s sad is how much this is a fantasy and how easily — with just a little political will — it could be a reality.
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Former Nazarene church finds new life as condos BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
A Nazarene church building on Brighton Avenue is taking a different path in its afterlife. While other former churches have become restaurants (Grace, next to Portland City Hall) or cultural centers (the St. Lawrence on Munjoy Hill, Maine Irish Heritage Center on Gray Street), the Nazarene church at 475 Brighton Ave. is turning into a pair of condominiums. "The church really didn't have any parking, so their membership went way down, and the church itself was restructuring as a whole, so they decided to close the church and sell the building," explained Jean Bugbee of Bay Realty. Enter Stefan Scarks. The commercial residential developer grew up in Saco and moved to San Francisco, where he visited a large renovated warehouse in the Mission District. The warehouse was wide open with rooms built behind the performance space. The idea struck a chord. "It's just a very creative way to use wide open space, and it always really stuck with me," Scarks said. After searching for apartment buildings in the Portland area, Scarks discovered the former church property on Brighton. He bought the building in April 2010 and broke ground last summer. Construction lasted about five months, including a rather involved transition of part of the building into two parking bays that can accommodate a total of four vehicles. Scarks said he is living in one finished unit with his fiancee, and the other side is the unit being marketed. From church to condos "really was a good jumping off point," Scarks said. "The actual structure was a post and beam barn essentially, it had a domed roof on the inside but 80 percent of the main floor was open essentially," he said. Built in 1947, the structure was intact and recently renovated. "We really had the raw bones that were there, the structure was phenomenally maintained, really well built," he said. At a listed price of $349,000, the 2,100-square-foot condo unit offers three beds, three bathrooms and a unique multi-level spread with high ceilings that you'd expect in, well, a former church. Bugbee said, "There's a bedroom on each floor, and the bedroom downstairs has 16-foot ceilings." It's a "green" development with high-efficiency gas furnace, air conditioning systems and other amenities, she added. "I've been in real estate nine years now, and it's one of the most unusual properties I've ever had the
ABOVE: “The advantage to this building is it was built so well the sound insulating qualities are fantastic. When you close the windows, you forget you’re on a street,” said Stefan Scarks, the commercial residential developer who bought this former Nazarene church on Brighton Avenue. BELOW: The developer incorporated cornice molding, a rounded ceiling and other church features when renovating the old Nazarene church building. “He used the church lights that were original with the church throughout the units. So it’s a very unique space,” said Jean Bugbee of Bay Realty. (Images courtesy of Bay Realty)
privilege of listing," Bugbee said. Scarks said he has fielded a number of inquiries about the undeveloped unit. Parishioners have come by to visit and give their blessing to the church building's new incarnation. "We've had quite a bit of interest of varying levels," Scarks said. Scarks is in no rush to sell, looking for the ideal buyer. And the market for condos remains sluggish. "Obviously the climate and the real estate market is a little scary for some people, we're kind of waiting it out," Scarks said. "We really want the right person to be there because it really is a treat to live where we do and I really want the right person to live next door." The public can view an online virtual tour of the condo at http://tours.wave5productions.com/ public/vtour/display/29782?a=1&.
Renovation, reopening could take more than a year CENTER from page one
"We're moving forward, we've formed an exploratory committee that is working with us to try to identify very specific uses for the building and the organizational structure that would operate it," Gallagher said Wednesday. A cultural center or community center are likely options for its conversion. "When you look at the building yourself, unless you're going to open another church, it's very difficult to come up with other uses because of the sheer volume of the building," Gallagher said. Westbrook Housing's involvement was to save the building and make sure it would be put to use in a public capacity, he explained. Westbrook Housing is also assessing capital needs of the building. The timeline for a renovation and reopening could last
more than a year, Gallagher said. "If we're lucky, a year. The property needs some capital improvements, it's a nice, old building, the bones are good, but furnace, electrical, fire suppression systems are antiquated," he said. The venue is suited to certain uses — with 100 to 125 seats, the small church setting could be ideal for art displays, poetry readings and other intimate artistic or community activities. Westbrook boasts a large artist community, so their input will be welcomed, Gallagher said. Input is being received from Portland residents, some of whom have experience with launching or leading nonprofit community groups who operate in old buildings. "The idea is to work up a plan that we can work toward," Gallagher said. "We're certainly open to other ideas, we don't pretend we have the market on ideas," he said.
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Mobile food carts explored for Portland FOOD from page one
old standards like Belgian waffles while giving young chefs a chance to hone their craft. While food trucks started out as something of a novelty, many have gained credibility from diners and the industry. Roy Choi, of Kogi Korean BBQ in Los Angeles, was named best new chef in 2010 by Food & Wine magazine. There have also been smartphone apps created around food trucks, and a Food Network reality TV show based around the concept. In Portland, which has growing "foodie" cred of its own, supporters say allowing food trucks would do more than just burnish that image. “From an economic development point of view, it’s sort of an incubator for young chefs who want to get started. At the same time, it’s a way for existing restaurants to extend their brand,” Graham said. “Think how cool it would be if Fore Street did a food truck, or if Miyake did a food truck.” For now, food trucks are not allowed under a smattering of overlapping city ordinances. Various city policies enacted over the years further complicate the picture, said Councilor Dave Marshall, a non-voting member who sits on the Creative Portland board. To be sure, the idea around allowing food trucks in Portland is not entirely new. Over the years, members of the city’s Health and Recreation Committee and the Parks Commission have considered food trucks but neither board took action. Marshall, who has championed
“The bottom line is that Creative Portland is trying to promote aspects of our city that are appealing to creative, innovating, highly-skilled people. And one of those aspects is certainly our culinary arts community.” — Jennifer Hutchins, Creative Portland’s executive director food trucks for several years at the city council level, said he’s heard of at least two people who want to launch a food truck but can’t under existing rules. He’s hopeful that Creative Portland can succeed in bringing forward a new food truck proposal where others have failed. “There is new interest within Creative Portland to see this move as a new aspect of the creative economy and to allow new entrepreneurs and existing entrepreneurs to create some new food options in a unique way,” he said. Marshall says the issue needs “committee time and attention” to “come up with a proposal to clean up the ordinance books” in a way that allows food trucks to operate and be profitable. That’s where Creative Portland, which is dedicated to promoting the creative economy in Portland, steps in. Jennifer Hutchins, Creative Portland’s executive director, admits some might wonder why that body is getting involved with the food truck push. To that, she says fostering culinary arts is well within its mission and purview. “The bottom line is that Creative Portland is trying to promote aspects of our city that are appealing to creative, innovating, highly-skilled people,” said Hutchins. “And one of those aspects is certainly our culinary
arts community.” Creative Portland officials admit there will be plenty of questions around food trucks, including parking, noise and trash that must be sorted out. And, Hutchins anticipates some concerns about competition from existing restaurants. Portland may be America’s “foodiest small town” according to Bon Appetit magazine, but it’s also about a tenth as big as Portland, Ore., or Austin. With that, there is some debate about whether our Portland has sufficient “critical mass” to support a few or even a fleet of food trucks (although the population here is supporting more and more food carts every year). “There is no doubt this city is recognized nationally for up-andcoming chefs, so if other cities have figured out how to do it so it can enliven the cultural arts scene ... we (would be) all for it,” Hutchins said. For the time being, Creative Portland is interested in learning whether the trucks would be feasible, and also figure out how other cities are regulating them. “We want to figure out where the issues lay and how to make it a win-win for everybody,” Graham said. “But it seems like there is no reason they can’t be addressed so we can’t make this happen in the same way it’s happened in other places in the country.”
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"It's a three-legged stool," said state Rep. Douglas Damon, R-Bangor, the bill's sponsor. "People of Maine are getting what they want," he said. "If a community does not want it in their city, that's OK, not everybody has to want it." The majority of local lawmakers voted against the measure, though at least one Portland representative voted on the proposal when it was enacted in June. "A general principle I try to hold onto is the government shouldn't try to protect people from themselves," said Rep. Jon Hinck, D-Portland. Hinck said without doing further research into claims of the potential dangers, he would defer to the judgement of those who have more expertise in the area. However, he, as well as Damon, noted that neighboring states like New Hampshire are able to capitalize on selling fireworks to Maine residents. The committee's recommendation will go to the council for a vote next month.
Portland Community Health Center plans open house Saturday This Saturday, the Portland Community Health Center is marking National Health Center Week 2011 with an open house, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., as part of a weeklong effort “to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s community health centers as local solutions.” The open house gives the community an opportunity to meet
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Councilors Ed Suslovic and David Marshall voted to make the recommendation. Marshall said Monday that he introduced the agenda to spur discussion on the topic. After hearing from LaMontagne, Marshall said he agrees the council should move to opt out of the state law. "The fire chief came to the meeting and said that he really supported a ban and is very concern about the potential danger," he said. "We took that information to light and realized that the ban is probably the best way to move." The bill was signed into law by Gov. Paul LePage and takes effect Jan. 1. The law allows municipalities to enact local regulations on fireworks. Advocates for the legislation argued the firework ban cost the state jobs and money, as well as discouraged the practice of teaching people how two safely use them.
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Top ten summer musicals on DVD I have been asked, repeatedly, what I would recommend for a “movie musical” for those show tune fans that can’t afford to attend live musical theatre this summer. So, what I have done is compiled my “Top Ten” list of personal summer favorites. Now, keep in mind that these are movie musicals that I could (and have) watched many, many times over and although my theatre family of friends may not agree with all my choices, I think they are worthy of a rental or purchase (for repeated viewing). Some are based on actual Broadway musicals, others are movie scripts and scores- which in some cases, became Broadway musicals after their release.
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8. “Hello, Dolly” This 1969 film adaptation of the beloved Broadway musical. Concerns itself with Dolly Levi, a New York-based matchmaker who merrily arranges things, including the widowed “half-a-millionaire” Yonkers merchant named Horace Vandergelder. So she proceeds to weave a web of romantic complications involving him, his two clerks, a pretty milliner and her assistant. Eventually, of course, all is sorted out, and everyone ends up with the right person. Barbra Streisand is perfect. The score, the dancing and the cinematography is worthy of a DVD purchase.
9. “Little Shop Of Horrors”
becomes a celebrity, but behind the glamour and fame lies a secret Seymour can’t reveal: this strange and unusual plant’s favorite food is blood — and it will stop at nothing to get it. A fun-tastic musical score, perfect performances and stylized filming make this a must-see!
A 1960s summer celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change. Great music, great dancing, great cast and loosely based on the 1979 Broadway production. I, personally, feel the movie is much better than the stage production. The opening number, “Aquarius,” is worth the price of purchasing this DVD. In this dark, campy but thoroughly fun musical movie, shy Seymour and clueless Audrey don’t recognize the romance blooming between them, but they do recognize the money-making potential of Seymour’s weird and exotic plant, the Audrey II, discovered after a total eclipse of the sun. Soon money pours in and Seymour
hilarious Betty Garrett are musical magic! Wonderful songs and dancing with terrific shots of 1949 New York at its best.
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7. “On The Town” Three sailors — Gabey, Chip and Ozzie — let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York and the Big Apple will
never be the same! Gabey falls head over heels for “Miss Turnstiles of the Month” (he thinks she’s a high society deb when she’s really a ‘cooch dancer at Coney Island); innocent Chip gets high jacked (literally) by a lady cab driver; and Ozzie becomes the object of interest of a gorgeous anthropologist who thinks he’s the perfect example of a “prehistoric man.” Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and the
The show that in 1996 gave voice to a Broadway generation has finally become an energetic, passionate, and touching movie musical. Based loosely on Puccini’s “La Bohème,” it focuses on the year in the life of a group of friends in New York’s East Village — “bohemians” who live carefree lives of art, music, sex and drugs. But because this is the late-’80s, the threat of AIDS is always present. The remarkable thing about “Rent” the movie is that nearly 10 years after the show debuted on Broadway, six of the eight principals return in the roles they originated. They’re a bit older than would be ideal for their characters, but they do have the advantage of having learned the show directly from creator Jonathan Larson (who died of an aortic aneurysm while the show was in previews). “Rentheads” probably couldn’t have wished for a more faithful representation of the show they love. see TOBIN page 9
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Autograph albums trace changes on Peaks Island
Yard sale planned at Standish arts center
“Autographs Tell a Story,” an illustrated program by local historian Judith Richardson will take place Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. Admission is $5. “The autograph albums and life stories of Georgia Latham and Fred Millett reflect contrasting views of the immense changes that enveloped Peaks Island in the late 19th century,” the museum notes. “Historian/genealogist Judy Richardson shows how the island transitioned from a farming/fishing community to the tourist center of a bustling Maine coastal city. Bring your own autograph book to share.” 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. For more information call 7663330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Schoolhouse Arts Center, 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish will hold a giant yard sale. This event will offer hundreds of items for sale, including furniture, household goods, clothing, games., tools, books and electronics. All proceeds will go to benefit Schoolhouse Arts Center, the center announced. Schoolhouse Arts Center is a nonprofit, community-driven organization dedicated to arts education and the presentation of the arts. “Our mission is to encourage individual growth and a spirit of community through participation in the arts,” the center reported. “We seek to foster a fun, creative, educational, and supportive arts environment where people can grow, develop skills, and involve themselves in the arts.” The center is located on Route 114 in Sebago Lake Village. For more information, call 642-3743 or visit www.schoolhousearts.org.
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A ‘dairy’ interesting presentation for Walker Memorial Library Bailey the Jersey heifer was brought to Westbrook Wednesday for a presentation hosted by the Walker Memorial Library. Bailey joined by the Cumberland County All-Star 4-H Dairy Club during a special visit to Walker Memorial Library. Youngsters came and gave a presentation on 4-H and their experiences with the dairy club. This was the last event of the library’s summer reading program this year, library staff noted. Youth and adult services at the library plan an ice cream party on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Club members who joined yesterday’s presentation included (from left) Alyvia Caruso, Megan Caruso, Julia Stanley, Bailey’s owner, Alivia Stanley (also pictured on page 1), Bo Miller, Aryn Martin, Emma Stanley, Ashley Martin and Camryn Caruso. For more about the library, visit http:// www.walker.lib.me.us/wordpress. For more about Cumberland County Extension programs, visit http:// umaine.edu/cumberland. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
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5. “The Wizard Of Oz” Made in 1939, it is still the most popular family movie musical ever made — the tale of a young Kansas girl who dreams of a better world “somewhere over the rainbow.” When Dorothy is thrust into the eye of a tornado and lands in the fantasy world of Oz, she soon finds herself in a heap of trouble with three hapless misfits to guide, an evil witch at her heels, and no way to get home. We all know every song, we all know every memorable line and there will never be a Dorothy like Judy Garland. I dare you not to be scared watching the deliciously evil Margaret Hamilton as the wicked witch!
4. “The Sound of Music” Need I really tell you about this 1965 family favorite? A former nun (Julie Andrews at her very best) leaves the convent to become a governess for the seven children of a wealthy, Austrian widower who has grown into a cold disciplinarian. Soon, the she opens the children to the wonders of life and the joy of music — and eventually softens the heart of their father and gains his love. A truly great movie with a sing-along score that we can (and do) watch over and over, regardless of age.
3. “Singing In The Rain” One of the most-loved and celebrated film musicals of all time from MGM, it was made directly for film, and was not a Broadway adaptation.The joyous film, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, is a charming, upbeat, graceful and thoroughly enjoyable experience with great songs, lots of flashbacks, wonderful dances, casting and story. This was another extraordinary example of the organic, “integrated musical” in which the story’s characters naturally express their emotions in the midst of their lives. Song and dance replace the dialogue, usually during moments of high spirits or
passionate romance. And over half of the film is composed of musical numbers.
2. “Grease” Grease is the word! Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they’re now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? A summer lovin’ flashback to the 1950s with sing-along music, fun dancing and performances by a “too old to play high school kids” cast led by the ever popular John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. No summer is complete without “Grease”!
1. “Summer Stock” This is summer theatre at its best! Judy Garland plays the owner of a New England farm which entrepreneur Gene Kelly hopes to convert into a summer theatre. Gloria DeHaven, a member of Kelly’s troupe, also happens to be Garland’s sister. Aware that the farm is having financial difficulties, DeHaven talks the recalcitrant Garland into allowing the troupe to set up shop in the barn. All sorts of romances wind their way through the summer air as Kelly mounts his production. In the long-anticipated finale, Garland herself steps into the leading-lady slot vacated by her petulant sister DeHaven, and of course the show is a smasheroo. Great songs, wonderful dances, fun script and a talented cast! Obviously, I encourage you to support live theatre but I also realize that, during this challenging economic time, not everyone can afford to attend a show. But, please, check out the various theater websites for opportunities like “Pay What You Can” nights, “Two For One” tickets, and remember — many theaters are always seeking ushers and volunteers, which allows you to see the show for free. I am in full agreement that some ticket prices are too expensive, but, I also well know how much it costs to produce a show and I can assure you, every cent of your ticket price is being well used to bring you
the show you’re about to see. Next week, I will be reviewing “The Wiz” at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick. Please note that they have a “Pay What You Can” night this Friday at 7:30 p.m. For more information, check out their website, msmt.org. (Michael J. Tobin has been a profes-
sional actor, director, theatre administrator and educator for 30 years in theaters throughout New England and around the Country. Mr. Tobin has performed and directed in 350-plus shows Off-Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatre, Summer Stock, Children’s Theatre and Community Theatre. Mr. Tobin lives in South Portland.)
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Aug. 11, the 223rd day of 2011. There are 142 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 11, 1934, the first federal prisoners arrived at Alcatraz Island (a former military prison) in San Francisco Bay. On this date: In 1810, a major earthquake shook the island of St. Michael in the Azores. In 1860, the nation’s first successful silver mill began operation near Virginia City, Nev. In 1909, the steamship SS Arapahoe became the first ship in North America to issue an S.O.S. distress signal, off North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras. In 1949, President Harry S. Truman nominated General Omar N. Bradley to become the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1952, Hussein bin Talal was proclaimed King of Jordan, beginning a reign lasting nearly 47 years. In 1954, a formal peace took hold in IndoChina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and Communist Viet Minh. In 1962, the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Andrian Nikolayev on a 94-hour flight. In 1965, rioting and looting that claimed 34 lives broke out in the predominantly black Watts section of Los Angeles. In 1975, the United States vetoed the proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to the United Nations, following the Security Council’s refusal to consider South Korea’s application. In 1991, Shiite (SHEE’-eyet) Muslim kidnappers in Lebanon released two Western captives: Edward Tracy, an American held nearly five years, and Jerome Leyraud, a Frenchman who’d been abducted by a rival group three days earlier. One year ago: In Baton Rouge, La., police and FBI agents captured Michael Francis Mara, suspected of being the socalled “Granddad Bandit” who’d held up two dozen banks in 13 states for about two years. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Arlene Dahl is 83. Songwriter-producer Kenny Gamble is 68. Rock musician Jim Kale (Guess Who) is 68. Singer Eric Carmen is 62. Computer scientist and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is 61. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 58. Singer Joe Jackson is 57. Playwright David Henry Hwang is 54. Actor Miguel A. Nunez Jr. is 47. Actress Viola Davis is 46. Actor Duane Martin is 46. Actor-host Joe Rogan is 44. Rhythm-and-blues musician Chris Dave is 43. Actress Anna Gunn is 43. Actress Ashley Jensen is 43. Rock guitarist Charlie Sexton is 43. Hip-hop artist Ali Shaheed Muhammad is 41. Actor Will Friedle is 35. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 28. Singer J-Boog is 26. Actress Alyson Stoner is 18.
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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: “Jimmy” and I have been married for ﬁve years. In the past two, things have slowly gone downhill. Jimmy works long hours, and while we are OK ﬁnancially, money is also a source of stress. Certain triggers that didn’t bother him before are now major issues. He gives me dirty looks, calls me names and cusses me, and he can start ﬁghts over the smallest things, usually housework I didn’t get done, toys being in the living room, not ﬁxing him a better dinner. We ﬁght most nights of the week. I’m tired of the highs and lows. Jimmy’s temper has escalated, and he hits walls and slams doors. He is mean to the kids, and when I defend them, he says I am never on his side. I worry what my children are learning about relationships. I have a part-time job, but my main job is paying the bills, cooking, cleaning, laundry and child care. I rarely ask to get my hair done or buy clothes, because Jimmy’s ex spent him into debt and I don’t want him to think I’m like her. I would love to resume my career once the kids are older, but if it interferes with the running of the household, life around here will be miserable. We barely have sex, because we go to bed angry. Jimmy expects the house to be magazine-perfect and says if he knew I was such a lazy witch, he never would have married me. When I protest, he tells me to quit complaining. When Jimmy is in a decent mood, I remember how much I love him. But the rest of the time, I feel worthless and like a failure. I’d try counseling, but he won’t go. I miss the guy he used to be. -- Hopelessly Devoted Dear Devoted: Jimmy sounds stressed and unable to control his moods. He also is verbally abusive. He might be more willing to talk about this with his doctor, but if he refuses to admit there’s a problem, your best option is to get counsel-
ing for yourself. There may be ways to respond better. Your doctor or clergyperson can refer you, or try United Way. If Jimmy’s behavior worsens, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline (thehotline.org) at 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-7997233). Dear Annie: You’ve printed a lot of letters about men with erectile dysfunction. I had that problem for several years as a result of various medications. I tried the little blue pill, but had major side effects. Finally, a urologist recommended an implant. It sounded scary, but he connected me with other men who have one, and this calmed my fears. The outpatient procedure was fully covered by my insurance. I awoke without discomfort and was soon released. After three weeks, I was fully functional -- no more failures, disappointments, embarrassments or anxiety. My only regret is not doing it sooner. Please tell your readers. -- Senior Citizen in Florida Dear Florida: You told them, and we’re certain many were listening carefully. Any elective surgery is a very personal decision, but we appreciate your testimonial and hope it is helpful to others. Dear Annie: This is for “Nebraska,” who is raising her grandson while her daughter spends the child support money on other things. I work in a Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU), and this happens quite frequently. The grandmother should talk to her local CSEU. They can help her ﬁle, at no cost, a change of beneﬁciary, making her the recipient of the payments since she is, in fact, the child’s actual guardian. If the father should be granted custody, he can ﬁle a modifying petition that will terminate his payments of child support. I hope this helps. -- Jemal D. Cooper, Sr., Financial Investigator, Tompkins County DSS, Child Support Enforcement Unit, N.Y.
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Sea trials for China’s ﬁrst aircraft carrier BY MICHAEL WINES THE NEW YORK TIMES
China’s first aircraft carrier began sea trials on Wednesday, the state-run Xinhua news service reported, a highly symbolic step in what is certain to be a years-long effort to create a carrier presence in the Pacific waters off its coast. The carrier, once known as the Varyag, left Dalian, its northeast China port for what analysts said would be a test of its rudder, propulsion system and other basics. Xinhua’s two-sentence report stated only that the carrier would make a short voyage before returning to Dalian for further tests. The Chinese Defense Ministry said last month that the carrier would be used largely for scientific research and training. Foreign military analysts say it could be a decade or more before the Chinese can deploy and operate a true fleet of carriers, the most costly and complex weapons systems in any nation’s arsenal. The launch is nonetheless a highly significant moment for China’s fast-growing military. “It’s a milestone for them, and not only the navy. It’s a national date, too,” said Andrei Chang, the Hong-Kong based editor of Kanwa Asian Defense Review. “But it’s the first step in a long march.” In publicly acknowledging the carrier’s existence last month, a Defense Ministry spokesman said that the vessel did not alter China’s stated policy that its armed forces are wholly defensive in nature, and that the ship had “nothing to do” with China’s ongoing disputes with neighboring nations over its claim to most of the South China Sea. A fleet of carriers would nevertheless bolster the navy’s already overwhelming military advantage over China’s smaller neighbors. China has long been rumored to have more aircraft carriers under construction in a Shanghai shipyard, but most Chinese military matters are tightly held secrets, and that report has yet to be confirmed. Military experts say that a naval force needs a minimum of three carriers to maintain a constant sea presence because at any one time a single vessel is likely to be docked for repairs or modernization. The ship that that began sea trials Wednesday is in fact a retrofitted version of a Soviet vessel, the Riga, that was once supposed to become the most advanced carrier in the Soviet fleet. But construction at a Ukrainian shipyard was halted when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Ukraine was unable to finish construction and later stripped the ship, which had been renamed the Varyag, of its weapons and engines and put it up for sale. A Chinese company bought the Varyag for $20 million in 1998, ostensibly to turn into a floating casino. But in 2004, workers in Dalian sandblasted the hull and repainted it in Chinese colors, then began a years-long update. As retrofitting wound up this spring, the Chinese unveiled a carrier-based jet, the J-15 Flying Shark, an updated clone of a Sovietera Sukhoi-33 fighter. Many experts say the carrier is unlikely to deploy a fighter force until after 2015 because landing a jet on an aircraft carrier is a highly dangerous maneuver that requires years of training. In a blog entry posted on Tuesday, an expert on the Chinese military, Andrew Erickson, cited Pentagon figures showing that the United States Navy and Marines together lost nearly 12,000 aircraft and 8,500 crewmen between 1949 and 1988, including 776 planes and 535 crew in 1954 alone. Not all those aircraft were based on carriers, but the rate of accidents for carrier-based planes was higher than that of the entire seagoing force. “Even a less-aggressive carrier operator than the U.S. is almost certain to suffer substantial unexpected losses of aircraft and crew as it works to build its operational knowledge and human capital,” Mr. Erickson wrote. “Clearly the first Chinese carrier aviators and ship captains face steep challenges ahead.”
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Thursday, Aug. 11 United Maine Craftsmen’s Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show at the Cumberland Fairgrounds 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In its 42nd year. “Show your local support, Buy Maine Made! Join us for the largest craft show in Maine, featuring over 250 of Maine’s talented artisans. On Saturday, help us feed Maine’s hungry and ‘Stuff the Truck’ for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Donate and receive a free admission pass for Sunday. On Sunday purchase local produce from the Farmer’s Market. Free Parking, Food Vendors, Rain or Shine. Admission: $4, children under 12 free. Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road Cumberland. Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. www.unitedmainecraftsmen.com
Hot Water Bath Canning 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hot Water Bath Canning Low-sugar Blueberry Jam and Freezing Fruit and Vegetables, UMaine Cooperative Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Ofﬁce, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Cost: $10 (Scholarships are available). Instructor: Kate McCarty, Food Preservation Program Aide and Master Food Preserver Volunteers. To register: call781.6099 or email Lois at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert at Fort Allen Park: The McCarthys 7 p.m. “We’re putting the band back in the bandstand at Fort Allen Park!” In July and August, Friends of the Eastern Promenade scheduled seven Thursday evening concerts. The McCarthys (Country Rock). Sponsored by Kemp Goldberg Partners. Other concerts: Thursday, Aug. 18 — Banda di Nepi (Community Band from Italy). Sponsored by the Italian Heritage Center.
Portland’s Second Annual Improv Comedy Festival 8 p.m. Lucid Stage. “This local event will feature groups from throughout the state as well as other Improv Groups! So get your adult diapers ready because Maine is about to get funny up in here! Schedule: Thursday: Defenders of the Funny; MB Curtain Raisers; The Focus Group; Friday: Active Ingredients; Teacher’s Lounge Maﬁa; ImprovBoston Mainstage; Saturday: Sea Tea; Tedley’s Lover; Laughletics (RI vs. Maine Rematch Throwdown with Running with Scissors); Sunday: Family Show: After Dark PIE. Check the website for more info http://www.portlandimprovfestival. com”
Full Moon Canoeing 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Paddle Scarborough Marsh by the light of the full moon. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the evenings of Aug. 11, 12 and 13. Also tours from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11. Cost is $11 for adult Maine Audubon members/$12 for nonmembers; $9/$10 for children 12 and under Call 883-5100 to register. http://habitat.maineaudubon.org
‘The Wiz’ by Maine State Music Theatre 7:30 p.m. Maine State Music Theatre presents “The Wiz,” a Tony Award-winning musical that follows the well-known tale of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Lion as they travel through the Land of Oz, “but it adds a dazzling and lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul music made popular in the 1970s. This show is a mysterious, opulent and fancily journey that follows a beloved story of courage, brains, heart and home.” Pickard Theatre, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. August 10 to Aug. 27. www.msmt.org, 725-8769.
The Femme Show 8 p.m. The Femme Show returns to Portland for a one-night only engagement at the Mayo Arts Center at 10 Mayo St., Portland. Tickets are available for $12 in advance, $15 at the door. www.brownpapertickets.com/event/183293. Local guests will include The Dirty Dishes, Miss Amy Rain, Lisa Bunker and Ms. Gingerita. “The Femme Show is queer art for queer people, with a variety of diverse perspectives on queer femininity that can be thoughtful, sad, funny, sexy, and fun. In October of 2007, the ﬁrst-ever Femme Show sold out and received rave reviews from audience members who called it ‘wild, raw, transparent, and unique,’ and ‘a fantastic, funny, powerful show.’”
Friday, Aug. 12 Free-form Improv workshop with Will Luera 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “This workshop explores the makings of the unique style of the ImprovBoston Mainstage. The format of our show follows the concept that every moment in a show can be deconstructed and can lead to another scene all while following the funny and where the show wants to take you. We’ll review the tools that will enable to create a unique free-form performing experience every time you hit the stage. We will review ideas of listening to what the show wants, what can be funny, when are the best times to edit and how to edit the scene. Will Luera is the Artistic Director of ImprovBoston, former Artistic Director of the Lowell Comedy Festival, former Mainstage Director at ImprovAsy-
Roommates (from left) Jake Connolly, Alex Brown and Jonathan Harris pause in Western Cemetery while strolling near the crypts between Western Promenade and Vaughan Street. The cemetery is the site of a memorial mass by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) lum, and Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival.” www.lucidstage.com
Portland High School — Fall 2011 Sailing Team 5:30 p.m. Registration is now open. Friday, Aug. 12: Registration deadline at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29: Practice begins for all sailors. Tuesday, Sept. 6: Tryout period. Sailing is a varsity, co-ed Portland HS sport open to Portland and Casco Bay High School students from grades 9 -12. For more information about registration, practice, cost, scholarships, call PHS at 874-8250. Visit SailMaine website: http:// sailmaine.org/ for High School Sailing Program information.
St. Peter’s Four-Mile Road Race 7 p.m. Annual four-mile Road Race. Register online at www.baystateevents.com. Also the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St., Portland, 2.7 miles from the start, is offering rooms for $150 for up to four people for a “runner’s special.” 774-5611
‘Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus’ 7 p.m. Crash Barry will read from his novel, “Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Maine” at Longellow Books. “The new collection of gritty true stories by Crash Barry, Bollard columnist and author of “Sex, Drugs & Blueberries” details his stint as a lobsterman on Matinicus, a ﬁshing community off the coast of Maine notorious for its hard-living, big-hearted characters. During his two years on the island, Crash discovered that despite being 20 miles out to sea, Matinicus was a microcosm of modern American society. In ‘Tough Island,’ Crash tells true stories from his time there, tales of love, sex, hate, violence and death in a place of idyllic and breathtaking beauty.” http://longfellow.indiebound.com
Open Mic/Poetry Slam in Auburn 7:15 p.m. Open Mic/Poetry Slam. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI 783-0461 or www. auburnuu.org.
Saturday, Aug. 13 Tour de Merrymeeting Bay 8 a.m. The Rotary Clubs of Brunswick and Topsham present the ninth annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay. Noncompetitive bicycle rides featuring rides of 25 and 50 miles around scenic Merrymeeting Bay in the Midcoast of Maine. Free post ride BBQ for all participants. Proceeds of the event beneﬁt the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Head of the Tide Park in Topsham. For more information or to register, contact Town of Topsham Parks & Recreation, 100 Main St., Topsham, 7251726 or online at www.topshammaine.com/pnr.
‘March Back to School in Style’ 9 a.m. A Walk and Fashion Show to Beneﬁt the March of Dimes takes place at the Maine Mall. The March of Dimes, Maine Chapter announces a premiere event, “March Back to School in Style,” hosted by the Maine Mall. Participants are invited to register at www.marchforbabies.org to join the morning festivities in support of healthy babies. Following a loop at the Maine Mall, guests will be treated to a back-to-school fashion show in Garden Court. Hosted by
Mrs. Maine, Tina Hendricks, the Mall March is sponsored by Newick’s Restaurant and Key Bank. The March of Dimes is the leading nonproﬁt organization for pregnancy and baby health. For latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. “Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.”
‘Support Our Own’ Motorcycle Run 10 a.m. The Dirigo Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 618 of Lewiston will host the ﬁrst annual “Support Our Own” Motorcycle Run at the New Auburn Social Club located at 7 Second St. in Auburn. The event is open to the public. Cost for the ride is a donation of one item to the cause. Breakfast will be held at the Social Club from 10-11 a.m. Riders will depart at 11:30 a.m. with stops at the New Gloucester Eagles, the Windham Eagles, the Gray American Legion and the Past Time Club. The ride ends at the Lewiston Eagles at 5 p.m. where there will be a pig roast free to the riders and $5 for non-riders with music from the live band 4Play. Items acceptable for donation include disposable razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, tooth brushes, deodorant, soap, tampons, etc. No Aerosol cans are permitted. Any cash donations for the project will be used to buy additional supplies. The Dirigo Eagles has maintained a presence in the Lewiston community since 1904 and currently hosts nearly 500 Aerie members. For information, contact David Veinott at 713-2484 or call Gail Pelletier at 212-2905.
Eighth annual Southern Maine Pagan Pride Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The eighth annual Southern Maine Pagan Pride Day will celebrate Southern Maine’s Pagan Community at a new location at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco & Biddeford in Saco. Admission: One nonperishable food item to beneﬁt Saco/Biddeford UU Food Pantry. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco & Biddeford is located at 60 School St., Saco. FMI: www.mainepaganprideday.org.
Native American Pow Wow in Gray noon. On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray will be the extremely popular “‘Honor The Animals’ Native American Pow Wow.” Representatives from several Maine and New England tribes will be at the park for two full days with native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers and traditional food booths. Special events will be presented throughout each day. The Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park will be stafﬁng a B-B-Q lunch on both days, with all proceeds to beneﬁt the wildlife park. Music will include performances by Black Thunder, Hard Times (from Canada) and Mountain Spirit. A traditional Wikki travel shelter, with numerous Native American and Colonial artifacts, will be available for viewing each day with Ken Hamilton, a Maine 17th and 18th century woodland living historian, interpreter and blacksmith. For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977; or visit online at www.mainewildlifepark.com, www.meﬁshwildlife.com or on Facebook. see next page
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Western Cemetery walk 2 p.m. Matt Barker, historian at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, will lead a Western Cemetery walk; meet at the MIHC library at 1:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10.
Bayside Neighborhood Block Party 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chair to the Bayside Neighborhood Block Party, in parking lot next to Dyer’s Variety, Portland St. Music, food and more! Sponsored by Bayside Neighborhood Assoc., Preble Street, Wayside Soup Kitchen, Goodwill, Lost Coin Café, G&R DiMillo’s, City of Portland and Rickey’s Tavern.
86th Annual St. Peter’s Bazaar/Street Festival 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. August 13 and 14, Annual Italian Street Festival, 72 Federal St. Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Annual rafﬂe, win up to $2,000. Games for the entire family! 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, pasta dinner w/salad and beverage ($8 Adult/ $5 children under 16). http://stpetersbazaar.eventbrite.com
Sunday, Aug. 14 Unity features Peter Canova, Quantum Spirituality 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. “Are we living in a giant hologram? Guest speaker Peter Canova will explore this and many other haunting possibilities at Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road in Windham. This exciting workshop, Quantum Spirituality, will explore such topics as: The suppressed story of early Christianity; the secret teachings of Jesus; Mary Magdalene and the lost women of the Church; the ancient Mystery Schools; Gnosticism; quantum physics; the illusory nature of our universe as a holographic play of light; the meaning of consciousness; Jungian psychology and Gnostic parallels. At the end of WWII, the Gnostic Gospels were unearthed in the Egyptian desert. These scrolls are not only revising our Judeo-Christian history, they are slowly transforming our entire spiritual perspective. The recovered texts portray the origins of Judaism and Christianity as the Western branches of a radically feminine oriented Universal spiritual tradition that links our religious history to the mystical core of every major faith in the world. Peter Canova’s talk examines how the writings of the ancient mystics foreshadowed quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of relativity in describing the creation of the universe, the origins of humanity, and the nature of our reality. ... A love offering is requested. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to explore new paradigms in religious thought.” For more information about Unity or Peter Canova, call 893-1233 or visit www. unitygreaterportland.org.
Memorial mass in the Western Cemetery 1 p.m. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 1, Portland, will celebrate a memorial mass in the Western Cemetery. This will be the 12th anniversary of the dedication of the Memorial Stone, originally dedicated Aug. 15, 1999. The Memorial Stone is in memory of the early Catholics, predominantly Irish, who are buried in the “Catholic Ground.” The Hibernians placed the Memorial Stone to honor the 1,000 individuals, most of whom were in unmarked graves, and many of whom came from Ireland during and after the Great Hunger in Ireland in the 1840s, resulting from the potato crop failure. The annual mass will be followed by a reception at St. Patrick’s Church on Congress Street. All are welcome. In case of rain, the mass will be held at St. Patrick’s. The Western Cemetery is located at the corner of Danforth and Vaughan streets.
Kalever Rebbe, Holocaust Survivor, in Portland 4 p.m. The public is invited “for the exciting, upcoming visit of the Kalever Rebbe to Portland. The Kalever Rebbe is a Holocaust Survivor, world renowned for his inspiration, wisdom, advice and blessings. The rebbe is a direct descendant from the great sages who studied under the Baal Shem Tov, the Master of the Great Name — centuries ago. For 30 years the Rebbe has met with people of all ages and denominations in over 50 countries. Hundreds of thousands have been uplifted and motivated by his advice and words of inspiration. The Kalever Rebbe will be visiting Portland accompanied by some of his Chassidim. The students of the Kalever Rebbe have been quietly helping our community beautify our local mikvah. The Mikvah — Mikvat Shalom — is run by an incredible group of people who dedicate their time and efforts to promoting the important mitzvah of mikvah in Maine. Shaarey Tphiloh, 76 Noyes St.
Tuesday, Aug. 16 West African rhythms with Annegret Baier noon to 1 p.m. Post Ofﬁce Park, Congress Square and Lobsterman’s Park provide perfect venues for live music, talented local performers and activities for kids. Whether
Chelsea Chen will perform on the Kotzschmar Organ at Merrill Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 23. (COURTESY PHOTO) during a lunch break or with the kids, downtown Portland’s free events are not to be missed. Weekday Performance Series — Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Enjoy your lunch outside and be entertained by Portland’s best talented performers! Congress Square: Aug. 16, West African rhythms with Annegret Baier. Baier will present West African rhythms and songs on authentic drums and percussion instruments! Brought to you by WPXT, WPME, WHOM, mainetoday.com, raisingmaine.com
‘Meet Your Farmer’ ﬁlm event 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is partnering with Maine Farmland Trust to show eight short ﬁlms in an event titled “Meet Your Farmer” at the Topsham Public Library. Free and open to the public, this ﬁlm series will begin with a short meet and greet with local farmers including Seth Kroeck of Crystal Spring Farm, and several varieties of locally grown foods to sample. Following the ﬁlm screenings, there will be a brief discussion Q & A. Maine ﬁlmmakers Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann, have created ﬁlms that tell the diverse stories of eight Maine farms: from Aroostook to York; potatoes to dairy, from large commercial operations to small farmers who sell directly to local people. The ﬁlms have traveled to over 50 locations throughout the state, telling the important story of farming in Maine and have been hailed as “moving portraits” and “incredible ﬁlm work” by observers. For more information www.btlt.com
Dave Wickerham on the Kotzschmar 7:30 p.m. “Great Movie Music and More!” Organist-in-Residence at the Milhous Museum in Baco Raton, Fla., where he commands three different organs, “Wickerham brings his enthusiastic musicianship and vast repertoire to the historic Kotzschmar organ in a program called, Great Movie Music and More! We’ll travel from the early Hollywood years, and beyond, with this grand event on the World’s most versatile concert organ. Deﬁnitely Oscar worthy!” www.foko.org
Wednesday, Aug. 17 Linda McConnell in Falmouth via Skype 7 p.m. Linda McConnell, the beloved librarian from Australia, will make a come-back appearance at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth via Skype. “As part of the Library’s summer travelogue series, Linda will be coming to us live from Melbourne, Australia to talk to us about living and traveling in her native land.” 781-2351.
Thursday, Aug. 18 Inspirations in Color
Portland Chamber Music Festival 7 p.m. Beethoven: String Trio in C minor, Op. 9 No. 3; Melinda Wagner: Scritch for Oboe + String Quartet; Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds. The concert will be preceded by an informal pre-concert lecture by composer Elliott Schwartz at 7 p.m. Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine (Portland Campus). 88 Bedford St., Portland.
Crash Barry at Bull Moose in Scarborough 7 p.m. Maine author Crash Barry will read from and sign copies of his new book “Tough Island: True Stories From Matinicus, Maine” at Bull Moose in Scarborough, 456 Payne Rd. Tough Island will be available for the reduced price of $11.70 as a ﬁrst edition hardcover. “The gritty memoir provides a guided tour of a unique society inhabited by resourceful individuals and scoundrels. Barry tells stories of danger and drugs, sex and violence, death and sorrow, all unfolding in a landscape of breathtaking beauty.” More information about Crash Barry and his work can be found at http://crashbarry.com.
‘Passion of the Hausfrau’ in Freeport 7:30 p.m. A one-woman show that combines comedy, innovative projections, and music in portraying the hilarious misadventures of a Portland mom who discovers that the rollercoaster ride of raising young kids is actually the path to creating her own masterpiece; “comedic genius” declares the Portland Phoenix. Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St. Freeport. Aug. 18-Aug. 27. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. through Sat., and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Friday, Aug. 19 A Walk Around the East End 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A Walk Around the East End with Friends of the Eastern Prom. “Sometimes Portland Trails’ biggest accomplishments are wrapped in small packages. Join Friends of the Eastern Promenade to discover how making a few connections within the trail network has helped create access and linkage across the peninsula. Meet at the Gazebo on the Eastern Prom at Ft. Allen Park.” http://www.trails.org/events.html
A Prairie Home Companion 8 p.m. A Prairie Home Companion: Summer Love Tour 2011 at the State Theatre. SOLD OUT.
Saturday, Aug. 20 Snowy Egret Day at Scarborough Marsh
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Inspirations in Color: a new exhibit by artist Beth Westra is coming to the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, beginning Aug. 18 and running through the end of September. Come meet the artist at the reception on Aug. 31 from 5-7. 781-2351.
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center features Snowy Egret Day, including a bird walk, canoe tours, a used book sale, nature crafts and more. Special programs for children. No registration necessary. 883-5100.
Concert at Fort Allen Park: Banda di Nepi
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts Festival on the streets of Brunswick. Over 90 artists and artisans line Maine Street and the mall. Live music, children’s activities, theater performances, and more! FMI, www.brunswickdowntown.org
7 p.m. “We’re putting the band back in the bandstand at Fort Allen Park!” In July and August, Friends of the Eastern Promenade scheduled seven Thursday evening concerts. Banda di Nepi (Community Band from Italy). Sponsored by the Italian Heritage Center.
Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival
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R & R Spinners at Sabbathday Lake 10 a.m. The R & R Spinners will show their extensive traditional skills at a demonstration to be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. The demonstation is free and open to the public.
Slit tapestry workshop 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Perfect for children and beginning weavers! Weave A Wachumacallit is the title of a slit tapestry workshop to be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. What you will create from a variety of materials can be a bookmark, doll house furnishings, bracelet or a wachumacallit! Just bring scissors. Fee: $30 (pre-registration required). 9264597.
First annual MS Harborfest Shoreside Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the MS Society. The festival will feature local musicians, food vendors, artists, crafters and kids games/activities. It will be held in Fort Allen Park and portions of the Eastern Promenade Park on Aug. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival areas will also be used as vantage points for the Lobster Boat Races and Tug Boat Muster on Casco Bay.
Art & Fine Craft Show at Audubon’s Gilsland Farm 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gilsland Farm in Falmouth presents the 15th annual juried art and craft show featuring 60 vendors selling jewelry, pottery, sculpture and other high-end handmade work. Gourmet lunch will be offered by Belle Fete Caterer and in the afternoon Island Cow Ice Cream will be selling a delicious cold treat. Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All entry donations beneﬁt Maine Audubon. http://habitat.maineaudubon.org
Portland Music & Arts Festival 2 p.m. The second annual Portland Music & Arts Festival on Free Street. A day-long festival on Free Street, featuring the work and performances of Maine artists, local and national musicians and appropriate food and drink concessions. Proceeds from ticket sales, sponsor contributions, donations and vendor rentals will be donated to The Maine Children’s Cancer Program. www.theportlandmusicandartsfestival. com/schedule
Barb Truex performs with August Ensemble 8 p.m. Barb Truex performs with August Ensemble in Portland. The house concert, hosted by Jay York at 58 Wilmot St. begins at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $10. For more information or to reserve seats contact Barb Truex via phone (8927578) or email (email@example.com).
Sunday, Aug. 21 Tri for Preservation Sprint Triathlon and Aquabike 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Tri for Preservation triathlon consists of a 500-yard ocean swim along the well-protected cove of Crescent Beach. (Wetsuits are strongly recommended, and may be required on race day at the discretion of the race director in the interest of athlete safety). Participants then transition to a 14-mile, rolling bike course past the scenic farmlands and marshlands of Cape Elizabeth. The course concludes with a well-marked 3.1-mile run along the shore of Crescent Beach (on a well-maintained ﬁre road) towards Kettle Cove and back along Route 77. capelandtrust.org/ triathlon/2011/
Maine Maritime Museum commemoration in Portland 4 p.m. “On April 11, 1986, Dodge Morgan, who had chosen to become a resident of Maine, sailed his 60-foot boat American Promise into the harbor of St. George’s, Bermuda, 150 days from the date he had set out from the same port. The event marked the ﬁrst time that an American had sailed solo around the world nonstop. Most remarkably, Morgan had accomplished the feat in only 150 days, almost slashing in half the previous record of 292 days, and even besting his optimistic goal of a 220day voyage. On Aug. 21, Maine Maritime Museum will commemorate the 25th anniversary of that signiﬁcant event and pay tribute to the remarkable individual whose dream it was to accomplish it. Sadly, Dodge Morgan passed away on Sept. 14 last year, following complications from cancer. The tribute will be held at the Portland Company complex on Fore Street in Portland. It will begin at 4 p.m. with a screening of ‘Around Alone,’ the documentary ﬁlm that followed Morgan during his epic journey and was a featured program on the PBS program, ‘Adventure.’ The 57-minute ﬁlm was produced from more than nine hours of ﬁlm that had been shot by six cameras mounted on the boat, three topside and three below decks. Following the screening, members of the circumnavigation team and those whom Dodge Morgan inspired will share their reﬂections of both the man and his voyage. Morgan’s only companion on the voyage, his boat American Promise, will be dockside for tours. Following the epic voyage, the boat spent twenty years as a sail training vessel for the United States Naval Academy before becoming the mother ship for the Rozalia Project focused on ridding the oceans of plastic debris.” Tickets for the tribute are available online at www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 23 Chelsea Chen performs on the Kotzschmar Organ 7:30 p.m. Chelsea Chen on the Kotzschmar Organ. “Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by J.S. Bach; “Three Taiwanese Songs” by Chelsea Chen; “Children’s Corner” by C. Debussy; “Super Mario Fantasia” by Koji Kondo; “Moto Ostinato” by Petr Eben; “Three Jazz Standards” by Rod Gorby; “Satin Doll’ by Duke Ellington; “Sweet Georgia Brown” by Ben Bernie; “I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin; “Miroir” by Ad Wammes; “Toccata from Suite” by Maurice Duruﬂe. www.foko.org
Peace in Sudan Rally and Candle Light Vigil 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fur Cultural Revival (part of The Darfur Community Center of Maine) presents a Peace in Sudan Rally and Candle Light Vigil at Monument Square on Congress Street in Portland. This event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. “In observation of Ramadan, this event will be held after the Break of Fast. Speakers will include El-Fadel Arbab, as well as local activists, members of the Sudanese refugee communities, and survivors of Genocide worldwide. If it rains, the rally will be held at The Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St. in Portland, Maine at 9 p.m. Please note the change of time and location in the event of bad weather. Since 2003, more than 400,000 people have been killed in Darfur, Sudan. More than 2.7 million people have been displaced. Currently, there is also an ongoing crisis in the Abyei region of Sudan. Thousands of citizens have been displaced in the South Kurdofan, Nuba Mountain, and Blue Nile regions. Southern Maine now boasts the largest organized Sudanese refugee community in the United States. Although Sudanese President Al-Bashir is now wanted by The International Criminal Court for war crimes
in Darfur, the genocide continues. July 23 is the anniversary of the U. S. Congress’ 2004 declaration of Darfur as Genocide. On July 23, 2012 Fur Cultural Revival will host the second Peace in Sudan Rally at The White House in Washington, D.C.”
Wednesday, Aug. 24 Fermented Root Vegetables 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Class on Fermented Root Vegetables (Carrots, Beets) at Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Portland. Cost: $20 ($10 scholarships are available). Instructor: Kate McCarty, Program Aide, and Master Food Preserver Volunteers. To register: call 653.7406 or visit www.urbanfarmfermentory.com/skills-classes.
Friday, Aug. 26 History on the Eastern Promenade 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A bit of history on the Eastern Promenade. “Enjoy a fascinating evening walk with former State Representative Herb Adams and learn about historically signiﬁcant events that have happened at places seen from the East-
ern Promenade. Herb’s walk will take you along the Eastern Promenade and through hundreds of years of history. This event is RSVP only as space is limited.” www.trails. org/events.html
SPACE Gallery at The Saco Drive-In 7 p.m. SPACE Gallery Weekend at The Saco Drive-In featuring “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Aliens.” Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Saco Drive-In, 969 Portland Road (US1), Saco. Gates open at 7 p.m.: First feature (“E.T.”) begins at dusk. Admission: $15 per carload. Saco Drive-In website: www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ sacodrivein. 799.6649. SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, 828.5600. “SPACE Gallery has brought hundreds of original ﬁlm programs to downtown Portland over the years and the Saco Drive-In has been hosting outdoor screenings of ﬁlms since 1939. This weekend we join forces to bring you a doublefeature of classic blockbuster ‘alien’ ﬁlms to close out your summer in the warm Maine night air, Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic ‘E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial’ followed by James Cameron’s 1986 sequel in the Alien trilogy, ‘Aliens.’” A portion of the gate proceeds will go to support SPACE Gallery’s programming.”
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Thursday, Aug. 11 Leclair, Vaughan Williams and Mendelssohn 8 p.m. The Portland Chamber Music Festival is a local, community-based organization that has gained an outstanding regional and national reputation since its founding in 1994. The festival brings nationally recognized artists to Portland to present a wide range of classical chamber music, including the music of living composers. Pre-Concert Lecture with composer Elliott Schwartz begins at 7 p.m. Abromson Community Education Center, University of Southern Maine (Portland Campus), 88 Bedford St. www.pcmf.org. Individual Tickets: $25
Friday, Aug. 12 ‘2+2=JIVE’ Jazz Concert on Peaks Island 7:30 p.m. Kevin Attra & Ronda Dale + Heather Thompson & Sam Saltonstall performing jazz standards and more at Brackett Church on Peaks Island. Set list includes “Mood Indigo,” “Skylark,” “Lullaby of Birdland,” “Paper Doll,” “Born To Be Blue,” “Night & Day” as well as “Spooky,” “Fever,” a Velvet Underground tune, a couple of instrumentals, a puppet, four-part harmonies, duets; piano, guitar, bass, percussion. Show is by donation. Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church address is 9 Church St., Peaks Island. For directions to Brackett: myspace.com/wheeedoggieband or call 766-5013
Tommy Bazarian: CD Release 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square. “Tommy Bazarian and the Rhythm Rug is a folk/rock band from Falmouth, Maine. This show marks the release of their ﬁrst collaborative album, A Trick of the Light, recorded over the last six months at Shadow Shine studios in Portland. Singer/Songwriter Tommy Bazarian’s ﬁrst album, ‘A Million Suns,’ was also
released at One Longfellow last June to extremely positive reviews. It will be the group’s ﬁnal show before many of its members depart for school in the fall.” www.tommybazarian.com
Saturday, Aug. 13 Beethoven, Lee Hyla and Faure 8 p.m. The Portland Chamber Music Festival is a local, community-based organization that has gained an outstanding regional and national reputation since its founding in 1994. The festival brings nationally recognized artists to Portland to present a wide range of classical chamber music, including the music of living composers. Pre-Concert Lecture with composer Elliott Schwartz begins at 7 p.m.
Taj Mahal at the State 8 p.m. State Theatre. Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Singer/songwriter Mary Fahl will perform Saturday at One Longfellow Square. (COURTESY PHOTO) Mahal is one of the most prominent Tuesday, Aug. 16 and inﬂuential ﬁgures in late 20th century blues and roots music. www.statetheatreportland.com
Mary Fahl at One Longfellow 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square. “Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who ﬁrst achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s cult band October Project, an East Coast folk-rock/adult alternative outﬁt that recorded two poetic albums for Epic: its self-titled debut album of 1993; and its 1995 encore effort, ‘Falling Farther In.’” www.onelongfellowsquare.com
The Steve Slagle Quartet 8 p.m. One Longfellow Square presents the Steve Slagle Quartet. “Steve Slagle was born in Los Angeles, California where he got his ﬁrst saxophone and later attended Berklee College of Music in Boston on a DownBeat scholarship. One of his ﬁrst gigs, at the age of 18, was in the Stevie Wonder Band, in Boston. ... ” www.onelongfellowsquare.com
Wednesday, Aug. 17 Encore Music Creations 7 p.m. “Encore Music Creations presents a young and ambitious trio of musicians from the prestigious Eastman School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music in an exciting concert at the beautiful Cathedral Church of Saint Luke in Portland. ...” The program is sponsored by the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and will take place at 143 State St., Portland. www. EncoreMusicCreations.com. To read about the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, please see www.cathedralofstluke. episcopalmaine.org.
Thursday, Aug. 18 Concert by municipal band from Nepi, Italy 7 p.m. The municipal band from Nepi, Italy will be in Portland from Tuesday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 21, as the guests of Maine’s local Italian Heritage Center Concert Band. They will perform a free, public concert in Portland’s Fort Allen Park on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. (rain location: Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave. in Portland) and a beneﬁt concert for the Joan Beaudry Memorial Education Fund with the Italian Heritage Center Concert Band at the Biddeford Pool Community Club on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. This visit is the conclusion of an international band exchange that began last year with two concerts in Italy by musicians of the IHC Band. “In spite of cost, distance and language barriers, the love of music brings people together in a positive, powerful way and music lovers will get their ﬁll here in August.”