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When the Pierce Atwood sign towering over Monument Square is dismantled and taken down by this fall, odds are its replacement will belong to a professional firm, perhaps a corporation from Portland, and the new tenant may even be a prominent name known to Portlanders. At least that's the speculation as Burlington, Mass.-based Finard Properties, owner of One Monument Square, prepares to replace its departing tenant, Pierce Atwood. The state's largest law firm is leaving the downtown, as a $2.7 million tax break for the development of new offices on the waterfront provided the lure for the law firm to relocate into a converted 1840-era storage building on Merrill's Wharf. Some voiced opposition to easing taxes on the $12 million development, but in the end, City Councilor John Anton was the only councilor to vote against a tax increment financing incentive for the Pierce Atwood move. The law firm is scheduled to exit One Monument Square by Oct. 1, according to Jim Harnden, real estate agent for Malone Commercial Brokers, representing the building's owners. An ideal replacement see OFFICES page 8

Invasion of the Volvos See Jeffrey S. Spofford on page 4

Northeast Patients Group, the nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary that nearly ran out of money earlier this year, has found a new investor. The Wellness & Pain Management Connection LLC (WPMC), an investment group that includes former NBA player Cuttino Mobley, has agreed to give the Augusta-based nonprofit a $1.6 million loan. The agreement also allows WPMC to charge Northeast for various consulting services. Northeast, or NPG, has permits to open four dispensaries in Maine, including one planned for Portland. The agreement between the two parties was finalized on Aug. 3. see POT page 3

South Portland mulls replacing paper with iPads BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Emily Cooke strides in front of the One Monument Square building Thursday. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

The South Portland City Council is mulling adopting new technology by ditching paper agendas and purchasing iPads for its elected officials. Councilors discussed the item during a Monday workshop, and on Thursday, South Portland's city manager, Jim Gailey, said "the council was very willing to take the next step." He says the see iPADS page 8

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“It took us time to find the right folks to get us off the ground, but we have found them and we are excited to start serving patients,” said Becky DeKeuster, NPG’s executive director. With funding secured, she said the group’s four dispensaries should be open by the end of the year, although some will open sooner than others. “What it means for Portland is that within a very short time, we will be beginning build-out at the site we have located,” DeKeuster said. “We hope to be serving patients there in a very short time.” DeKeuster would not disclose the location of its Portland dispensary, or others planned in Greater Bangor, Greater Augusta and along the Midcoast. NPG also has a medical marijuana growing operation that's up and running in Thomaston. Maine law allows for nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries following a successful referendum in 2009 that amended the state’s existing medical marijuana statute. John Martins, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, said yesterday that officials are still reviewing the new financing plan. “We’ve got to look at the whole thing in total and review the information we have received from them,” Martins said. “That’s where we stand.” He added that state officials will be “reviewing the new information we received as it pertains to the program guidelines.” The new partnership is the latest in

a series of upheavals at NPG, which is the only dispensary permit holder in Maine not to be up and running. In the last six months, NPG has lost two board members, severed ties with its former financial partners in Berkeley Patients Group, and dealt with ongoing financial uncertainty. NPG is also the target of a lawsuit. Last month, Berkeley Patients Group sued NPG to recover more than $600,000 it spent to get NPG started. DeKeuster declined to comment yesterday on the lawsuit, other than to say that her lawyers planned to file a response within the next week. The agreement with WPMC was not unexpected. DeKeuster has been in talks with Mobley and other investors since February on a deal to re-capitalize NPG. That same month, the two sides signed a letter of intent showing a possible investment of up to $2 million, at 18 percent interest. That letter preceded an emergency $100,000 bridge loan from the investors to NPG. Six months later, much is still unknown about WPMC or its backers. DeKeuster described it as an “investment group” comprised of Mobley, JoAnna LaForce, a pharmacist who operates a dispensary in West Hollywood, Calif., and other investors. The Kennebec Journal reported that WPMC is a limited liability corporation that formed Aug. 3 in Delaware — the same day the two parties agreed on the financing deal. In addition to the cash infusion, documents show that LaForce will


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nature of the agreement." The $1.6 million loan will have an eight-year term and an interest rate of 8.5 percent. NPG won’t be billed for consulting services until it has positive cash flow, documents show. That’s not expected to happen in its first year. Documents filed with the state show the company expects to lose almost $1.8 million at its four dispensaries between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. However, NPG expects its total patients will more than double and its revenues will outpace expenses by nearly $1.01 million that following year. NPG expects to sell its medical marijuana for $340 per ounce.

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Disappointed Dems It was not supposed to be this way. The power of the president, Richard Neustadt wrote half a century ago, is the power to persuade — sometimes with a carrot, sometimes with a stick, sometimes (as President Reagan did so well) by getting the country behind him, sometimes (as President Johnson did) just by wearing his opponents down. I have no doubt that the president tried all of those things. Tried, but did not succeed. What Democrats are saying privately bears almost no relationship to what is being said publicly. Publicly, most people are biting their tongues, falling in line, swallowing their disappointment. Privately, it’s a different thing entirely. From labor leaders to old-fashioned organizers, from bundlers of big money to people in the line at the market, there is anger and bewilderment and, most of all, ––––– disappointment. Creators How did we end up with such Syndicate a bad deal? How did we end up with a plan that appeases Wall Street (by averting a default) and Republican stalwarts (by cutting into the safety net and those who provide that safety net), but fails to provide any balance in terms of increased revenue, not even loophole-closing, much less asking the rich to share in the sacrifice? Vice President Biden is comparing the tea party to terrorists, complaining that the White House was forced to negotiate with a gun held to its head. Help me on that one. I thought we weren’t supposed to negotiate with terrorists. I thought that once you did, you would be forever vulnerable. What am I missing? I have no doubt that at the end of the day, the president tried in good faith and failed in good faith; came to the conclusion that even a bad deal was better than no deal at all, and that the only thing worse than antagonizing his base was antagonizing everyone. That’s why there are no revenue changes (read: closed loopholes and cuts in corporate welfare) in this package. That’s why its defenders are claiming that Medicare services aren’t being cut, ignoring the fact that cutting reimbursements to doctors will mean that even fewer will treat Medicare patients and that access to services will, in fact, be reduced. What I don’t understand is how we managed to get from Jan. 20, 2009, to this point; how the president lost the ability to persuade, cajole, use both the carrot and the stick. How did he manage to push health

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The Volvo 240 invaded Portland in 1974 and never left When I’m driving around the West End, I don’t notice the relatively clean streets, tree-lined corridors and well-kept buildings. I notice the unusually large number of Volvo 240s. There are the ones that stand out, like the unusually beat-up, rearbumper-on-the-street white sedan parked on Danforth Street or the primer black GL in the Andrews Square area. The others are all well kept and otherwise nondescript. While especially abundant in the West End, they are everywhere in Portland. So much so, it makes me believe Portland has the largest human-to-Volvo 240 ratio in the United States. It makes sense. The Volvo 240 is a lot like us. Our city is old, not perfect, but it always runs — reliably at that. It goes in the snow, but slips a lot without the proper traction. Like when our public services department recycles materials from dismantled areas for new sidewalks, you can easily switch out your own parts with a 240 junkyard victim. (Rest in peace, junk yard Volvos. If you were in Portland, this wouldn’t have happened.)

Jeffrey S. Spofford ––––– Daily Sun Columnist Anyone who has ever grown up with, been in or driven the 240 in the rest of the country seem to care a lot less about the 240 than people do here in Portland. Maybe it’s because the people here in their mid twenties to mid thirties, the latest caretakers of the fleet, are letting everyone in on the fact that they now know what the older 240 skippers felt while sailing the streets of the city. The feeling you get when driving these machines is much like the feeling you get living in Portland — a feeling of safety; a feeling that no matter what happens anywhere else (or in an accident with another car on the road), everything is going to be okay here. Whatever it is, I’m glad to see them all out there. I grew up in a 240 family. There was the

maroon 1980 244 DL when I was real little, followed by a silver 86 Turbo. When I got my license, I went on to have a couple of my own. I had an ’88 sedan and an ’83 twodoor DL coupe. I loved them all. But as technology improved in vehicles, so too did the safety features. Those of us who started families needed to take advantage of airbags and “latch” systems (car seat fasteners) for little ones in the car. Sadly, we had to relinquish our guardianships to the next generation. Thankfully, the next generation took on the task. So the unofficial-Official car of Portland, the Volvo 240, lives on for another ten years. The car that perfectly represents both the city and our feelings for it also occupies its boundaries more than anyplace else. We should make it official and proclaim it on the books. We could have a festival with them all on display lined up and down Deering Oaks. Just think how cool the city seal would look with a 240 flying out of it beneath “Resurgam”! So, next time you see a 240 around town, thank the driver. see SPOFFORD page 5

When you think of college you might think of dorms, studygroups, late night parities, and voter fraud. The chair of the Maine Republican Party, Charlie Webster, has recently come out with accusations that over 200 out-of-state college students, who pay tuition to public Maine universities, carried out voter fraud in the 2010 election cycle. While the need for oversight in elections is vital to ensuring a successful process, the need for young people to participate is vital to the success of democracy itself. This is especially true for Maine as the oldest state in the country. Holding on to young people should be a top priority not only the individuals that are from here originally but also those “from away.” Turning away people that want to participate in their local communities through our electoral process based solely on the fact they are students is just wrong and actually against our constitution. Charlie Webster’s claims, while admirable that he cares deeply for fair elections, is based entirely out of baseless political posturing at best. I guess he never read the 1979 Supreme Court position in Symm v. United States when they ruled that all students have the right to vote where they attend college. Moreover in our very own state statue regarding voter eligibility, as long as students verify who they are and their local residency, they are allowed to register in that municipality. That local residency can be based on a number of factors not limited to state issued IDs, driver’s licenses, and utility bills. So what is the issue? Was it because of Democratic organizations busing the college students to fulfill their civic duty? That would mean that Democrats are more apt at mobilizing the youth vote most notable during the 2008 Presidential Election than Republicans. As my college political science professor once said in class, “If you’re not a liberal when you’re young, you have no heart and if you’re not a conservative when you’re older, you have no brain.” He was, of course, being facetious but it gets to the larger point that statistically more young people tend to vote Democratic in elections. Naturally, this would send a political shiver up Republican spines. Hopefully the coined phrase of “voter suppression” isn’t what the Maine Republican Party is aiming for.

As a college student, hearing of the potential of keeping young people like me from voting leaves a nasty taste of political dirtiness in my mouth; some––––– thing I might be apt to rememGuest ber come the next election. Columnist This also is timed nicely with the upcoming ballot referendum on same-day voter registration that Republicans voted to eliminate this past legislative cycle. There are no coincidences in politics. The fact this is coming out now in such an unsubstantiated way begs the question what other tactics are going to be employed to prevent a citizen reversal to re-allow same-day voter registration? Maine does have a rich history of strong voter turnout, but this nation in general has a problem with engaging its youth in an effective way so that they can become active citizens in this democracy. What both political parties should be doing, instead of slinging voter mobilization or voter suppression mud, is work together to combat apathy around young people getting civically involved. You won’t have political parties if you don’t have a future voting bloc, and young people are the keys to that future. Back in high school, I remember being told by a Republican candidate for State Representative that it didn’t matter what I thought about a particular issue we were discussing because I couldn’t vote yet. I was less than a year off from being eligible to register, but that wasn’t good enough. Now I’m not generalizing, but let’s not make the same mistake when it comes to eligible adults who are contributing to Maine’s economy by way of thousands of dollars to our public institutions. Those people count too. Those college students represent the economic future of this state who are not only trying to better themselves, but also their communities; their local Maine communities.

Justin Chenette

(Justin Chenette is a TV host of “Youth in Politics” airing on WPME Sundays at 7 a.m. and WPXT at 8:30 a.m. He is a former member of the Maine State Board of Education and is currently attending Lyndon State College majoring in broadcast news. Follow him on Twitter @justinchenette, like him on, and visit his website at

For Democrats, the biggest fear is despair ESTRICH from page 4

care through and now find himself unable to get a balanced deal? How did he end up being the one who had to say “chicken” to a lousy deal? Every president moves to the middle before an election. That’s textbook. If you own the middle — and the center is not fixed, by any means — you win. But before you can move to the middle, you need to cement your base. Right now, liberals are restless. Those Democrats who are willing to write off the next election — and make no mistake, there are more than whispers — are unduly pessimistic. In order to win the nomination, the Republicans will all be moving rightward, and they will do so in a way that cannot be shaded. If the Democrats have to negotiate with the “terrorists” of the tea party, the Republicans

have to do more: They have to join ranks, leaving them further from the middle than the president is. For Democrats right now, the biggest thing we have to fear is our own despair. The worst thing that could happen to an incumbent president is a primary challenge. The more serious the challenge the more likely he is to lose. And yes, the weaker he is the more likely he is to be challenged. Vicious circles are like that. The best hope is to break them. This is just one of those times. Hopefully, there won’t be too many more. There is, after all, only so much disappointment folks can swallow before they lose the hope that brought us together. (To find out more about Susan Estrich, visit the Creators Syndicate website at

Volvos run in the family; I loved them all SPOFFORD from page 4

Praise them if they have one with the four headlights. Bow to them if their 240 is even older and has two round ones and denotes the number of doors in the badging. They are preserving part of the street

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tenant to occupy the soon-to-be-vacant six floors would be a professional firm, such as another law firm, accountants or insurance agents, he said. "We do have interest, we have several proposals out, and we're talking to several people," Harnden said Thursday. "Obviously, we'd like to have a strong, professional tenant," he said. Todd Finard with Finard Properties, owner of the building, speculated that the new tenant would come from Portland, based on current market trends. "I believe that a lot of the existing businesses in the Portland market are feeling better about their long-term vision so as a result you're finding a better opportunity to find long-term leases. The frustrating part is there are not new businesses coming to Portland today," Finard said. "I think for a local Portland company looking for a high profile location, this is an ideal situation for them," Finard added. "Alternatively if there were some new large corporations coming to Portland, this space would represent a marquee opportunity. Unfortunately, as you're emerging from a recession, there aren't that many additional opportunities swimming around." Commercial real estate news is mixed. On Thursday, Trepp LLC, an analytical research firm, reported that U.S. commercial mortgage delinquency rates reached an all time high of 9.88 percent in July, a new record for the commercial mortgage market. Harnden said the mood has improved, compared with the depths of the recession. "A couple of years ago people were waiting for the other shoe to drop," he said. But Finard said the city's tax incentive to Pierce Atwood created disruption. "They created more office space at a time when the market could ill afford more space," he said.

"The city of Portland intervened and that was beyond our control," Finard said. "They underwrote a new development and obviously our building is worth less today than it was yesterday. It's obviously very frustrating for us. We were not happy at the time, and we continue to not be happy." Real estate signs at One Monument Square advertise 83,626 square feet of available space. Harnden said about 3,000 square feet of retail space also are available on the first floor. KeyBank, tenant on the main floor, downsized, resulting in this additional retail space, he said. Greg Mitchell, economic development director for Portland, has said in the past that the city would have risked losing Pierce Atwood without the TIF incentive. The arrangement, he said, was to provide $2.7 million in TIF revenue to the developer of the law firm's offices as a cost share. The city will still accrue taxes from a $1 million base value on the property, but the city and developer agreed to share the cost of future improvements based on an estimated $12 million increase in value derived from a professional office building, Mitchell explained. Pierce Atwood last May announced its desire to move its 175 employees from One Monument Square, the firm's home for 40 years, to the Cumberland Self-Storage building on Merrill's Wharf. The alternative, according to Mitchell, was to see the law firm leave Portland altogether. The goal of the waterfront development is to create about 100,000 square feet of rentable space,

ABOVE: The One Monument Square building is shown from across Monument Square. LEFT: On the Congress Street side, a real estate sign advertises office space. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTOS)

with 70,000 square feet on the top three and a half floors committed to Pierce Atwood, according to Mark Sylvestre, project superintendent with Metric Corporation of Boston.

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purchases would save money on paper and ink toner, as well as allow city staff to spend time at work away from the photocopier. "It's the savings on the paper, it's the savings on the hardware and supplies, but it's also (saving) staff time who have to do all of this," Gailey said. "The council has been very interested in learning more and going forward in this direction." The city clerk makes about 7,000 copies a month for the council's weekly workshops and meetings, he said. The city would spend more than $6,500 on purchasing seven iPads and a year's worth of data plans. Cheaper iPad models would cost $499 apiece, although Gailey said the council is leaning toward Apple iPads that provide the 3G data plans. The data plan would cost $2,100 annually for all seven iPads. There has not been a final decision made on whether the city will purchase the touch-screen computers. The council is slated to discuss the matter again during an upcoming workshop meeting sometime this month. Gailey said in order for the proposal to move forward the entire council would have to agree to go paperless and have a city e-mail address. "If we go with the iPad, it's all or nothing," he said, adding that when the council tried to go paperless in 2003 by purchasing laptops two officials opted out of the program.

South Portland may spend more than $6,500 on purchasing seven iPads and a year’s worth of data plans. (FILE PHOTO)

"This is something that increases our efficiency and decreases costs," said Councilor Tom Coward. "The extra costs to buy the iPads would be paid back pretty quickly." At least two other elected officials agreed with Coward, saying they would support purchasing iPads after taking a closer look at final numbers and if it would mean saving taxpayer funds over the long term. "It just seems to make sense," said Councilor Alan Livingston. "If it's going to be less expensive to the citizens of South Portland, I'm in favor of it. The most important thing is if it's going to be more expensive to the citizens, then I don't want to do it." Councilor Maxine Beecher said she believes the proposal will likely move forward. "I didn't see anyone express any real hesitation," she said. Since the total cost for the computers is less than $10,000, the council is not required to hold a vote on the purchase.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2011. There are 148 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 5, 1921, a baseball game was broadcast for the first time as KDKA radio announcer Harold Arlin described the action between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies from Forbes Field. (The Pirates won, 8-5.) On this date: In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Revenue Act of 1861, which included the first-ever federal personal income tax, a 3-percent levy on incomes above $800 (however, no income tax ended up actually being collected under this law). In 1864, during the Civil War, Union Admiral David G. Farragut led his fleet to victory in the Battle of Mobile Bay, Ala. In 1924, the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” by Harold Gray, made its debut. In 1936, Jesse Owens of the United States won the 200-meter dash at the Berlin Olympics, collecting the third of his four gold medals. In 1953, Operation Big Switch began as prisoners taken during the Korean conflict were exchanged at Panmunjom. In 1962, actress Marilyn Monroe, 36, was found dead in her Los Angeles home; her death was ruled a probable suicide from an overdose of sleeping pills. In 1963, the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union signed a treaty in Moscow banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in space and underwater. In 1969, the U.S. space probe Mariner 7 flew by Mars, sending back photographs and scientific data. In 1981, the federal government began firing air traffic controllers who had gone out on strike. One year ago: The Senate confirmed Elena Kagan, 63-37, as the Supreme Court’s 112th justice and the fourth woman in its history. BP finished pumping cement into the blown Deepwater Horizon oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Thirty-three workers were trapped in a copper mine in northern Chile after a tunnel caved in (all 33 were rescued after being entombed for 69 days). Today’s Birthdays: Former astronaut Neil A. Armstrong is 81. Actor John Saxon is 75. College Football Hall of Famer Roman Gabriel is 71. Country songwriter Bobby Braddock is 71. Rock musician Rick Huxley is 71. Actress Loni Anderson is 66. Actress Erika Slezak is 65. Rock singer Rick Derringer is 64. Actress Holly Palance is 61. Singer Samantha Sang is 58. Actress-singer Maureen McCormick is 55. Rock musician Pat Smear is 52. Actress Tawney Kitaen is 50. Country musician Mark O’Connor is 50. Basketball Hall-of-Famer Patrick Ewing is 49. Actor Jonathan Silverman is 45. Country singer Terri Clark is 43. Former MLB player John Olerud is 43.


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Weekend’s Beach to Beacon fulfills Cape runner's dream BY JEFF PETERSON SPECIAL TO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

This weekend Cape Elizabeth will become the center of the running universe. It is the 14th annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race. It starts Saturday near Crescent Beach on Route 77 at 8 a.m. and 6.2 miles later, ends up at Portland Headlight. The race is the creation of 1984 Oympic marathon gold medalist and Cape Elizabeth native Joan Benoit Samuelson. "It was a longtime dream of mine to put together a race that brings some of the best runners in the world to some of my most favorite training grounds," said Samuelson. "I wanted other runners to enjoy the same beautiful environment, sense of community annd rich history that has played such an important role in my life." That dream has now turned into quite an event and has made Cape Elizabeth and Maine a destination for runners. Athletes from 11 countries and 41 states are participating this year. The race now has 6,000 runners, and and it's become so popular that all of the slots were filled up during online registration a few months ago in 8 minutes. "I never thought it would become such a huge event," admitted Samuelson. "Everyone who wants to run the Beach to Beacon can't because we have to limit the number of runners for safety reasons. I really hate turninig people away, but we really have no choice."

Road Closings On race day, the following roads will be closed to traffic (except shuttle buses): • Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. • Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to Old Ocean House Road, closed from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. • Crescent Beach State Park will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. • Route 77, at Hillway, closed 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. • Old Ocean House Road (all) closed 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. • Shore Road (all) from KeyBank to Fort Williams, closed 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Scott Dyer Road (eastbound) closed 6:45 a.m. to 8 a.m. • All of Fowler Road will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Not only do the runners get to enjoy scenic Cape Elizabeth and take part in a world class race, but the top athletes have a chance to win prize money. The top 10 runners will actually get a paycheck. First place finishers for the men and women take home a check for $10,000. Top athletes for seniors, masters, Mainers and other divisions will also benefit financially. For most of the athletes it is not about being one of the top finishers, but just finishing. "A lot of these runners have never taken part in something like this before and when they cross the finish line near the lighthouse, it is very inspirational," said Samuelson. "Not

only is what happens at the top of the front of the pack exciting, but also the back of the pack." What makes it special are the fans as well. As many as 10,000 will line the route and root on all the runners. "The community has really embraced this race," said Samuelson. "As the athletes run the course, the fans cheer them on and it really helps them out." The Beach to Beacon is not only a great competition and event, but a great way to get people in shape. Businesses all over the state use the race as a way to keep their employees in shape. During the year, there is a workout regiment to help participants prepare. "It is amazing to see how fitness has improved with so many of the employees at the local businesses," said Samuelson. "Many of them work out together and race togeher as teams and have transformed their lives when it comes to their health." No doubt, not long after the last runner crosses the finish line on Saturday, preparations will begin for the 15th Beach to Beacon. "We want to keep it moving forward," said Samuelson. "We need to keep changing a few things every year thoughh to keep it exciting. Our hope is to keep it going well into the future because it is such a unique and special event." It's already been around for 14 years and with Sameulson leading the way, chances are, it will be around for years to come even after she decides to pass the torch to somebody else.

Players approve new deal with NFL National Football League players ratified the league’s new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, which includes blood testing for human growth hormone, making the NFL the first major American sports league to start such testing with the consent of its players’ union, reports The New York Times. The goal is to begin testing by the first week of the regular season, which starts Sept. 8, according to the league. (J. Meric/ Getty Images)

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Friday, Aug. 5 Sudanese International Organization rally noon. A rally to protest genocide by the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa is planned in Portland. The Sudanese International Organization will hold a Rally Against Genocide at Monument Square. “The Rally Against Genocide will focus on the massacres being performed by the Lord’s Resistance Army not only in various regions of Sudan, but also in Uganda, Congo and the Central African Republic. In Sudan, the Lord’s Resistance Army receives aid and support from the Government of Sudan (northern Sudan) as it makes war in Darfur, Blue Nile, western Equitoria, the Nuba mountains and Abeyei. The Sudanese community in Portland is urged to come together for this Rally in order to discuss future plans to educate the public about the ongoing genocides in Sudan.” For more information, contact Charles Goui at or call 221-7766 or come to the office of the Sudanese International Organization at the Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland.

First Friday Art Walk at Portland Harbor Hotel. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Friday Art Walk at Eve’s in the Garden at the Portland Harbor Hotel. Lenora Leibowitz will be displaying some of her newest work in the Garden at the Portland Harbor Hotel. Ms. Leibowitz’s work is shown to advantage amidst elegant flowers and trees. Her landscapes of the Portland area with their bold colors and strong strokes express the ruggedness of the Maine coast. Their rich texture emphasizes the rough terrain found around the marshes. The areas features are emphasized by the sharply contrasting light of sunset found in her paintings. Join her and other artists in The Garden.” http://www.

First Friday Art Walk at St. Lawrence 5 p.m. St. Lawrence Arts Center. New works by Andrew Abbott, artist reception, free to public. Highland Soles in Concert 7:30 p.m./Tix: $10 Kids 12 and under/$12 Adult/$25 Family Rate. Abbott works primarily with acrylic paints and inks while incorporating mixed media into his pieces. His most recent finished series was crafted upon stretched plastic bags this series among other works will be included in his August showcase at the St. Lawrence. Highland Soles is a family band featuring music and dance from Scotland and Cape Breton presented with warmth, energy, and a 21st century sound. For more information:

Photographs by Michael McAllister at Nosh 5 p.m. Photographs by Michael McAllister will be exhibited at Nosh, 551 Congress St., Portland, during the month of August. Deer Isle, Maine is the focus and he brings to life a current documentation of these rural islands. From a four panel Stonington waterfront, that stretches over 7 feet to a single shot of a sun-drenched trail with everything in between. A total of about 28 photos measuring 17 X 22 inches will be on display in time for the First Friday Art Walk Aug. 5. McAllister is a native to Maine currently living in Poland Spring. He has been a photographer since early childhood, where he began developing and printing his own black and white. Today a digital Canon, with the help of Photoshop replaces the darkroom and allows color photography to be adjusted and printed by the artist rather than the interpretation of a photo lab.

First Friday Art Walk at Peek-A-Boo Tattoo 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Peek A-Boo Tattoo, 574 Congress St. (upstairs), Portland. “Live music by Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies, Pete Witham & The Cozmik Zombies are a Rockabilly/Psychobilly act that plays blazing original roots music. Pete’s songs combine witty lyrics, theatrical delivery, and a heavy dose of chicken plucking stomp. Free beverages, free tattoo giveaway, and oil paintings on display by Belou.” On Facebook or call 899-6001 for more information This is an 18 plus event.

Dressing Up, Fitting In, Standing Out 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dressing Up, Fitting In, Standing Out: Identity & Adornment in Maine at the Maine Historical Society, part of the First Friday Art Walk. Will you come dressed up to “fit in” or “stand out”? Visit Maine Historical Society during the First Friday Art Walk and see the recently opened new museum exhibit, “Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In: Adornment & Identity in Maine.” Have your photo taken against the exhibit studio backdrop! Also on view: Images of the Longfellow Garden. The garden will be open late and refreshments will be served. Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Nash,

‘French Silk’ for Art Walk 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memories of a Visit of a Lifetime: Painting in Monet’s Garden and Giverny by Susan M. Wierzba. “This new silk series by award winning artist Susan Wierzba is being seen for the first time at The Gallery at Harmon’s & Barton’s, during the month of August 2011. All of the

A memorial to Revolutionary War dead is adorned with flags at Eastern Cemetery. Spirits Alive, a group which maintains the historic cemetery, invites the public on tours today at 5:30 p.m., part of the Portland Trails Discovery Trek series. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) images are painted with dye on silk using the Serti ‘fencing in’ technique. Sue’s paintings are all inspired by her visit in August 2008 to France where she painted in Monet’s Garden and surrounding Giverny for 6 days. She captures the colors, the mid-summer sunshine and the sense of lushness and fluidity of the verdant garden and the countryside. At the reception on Aug. 5, a slide show of her week in France will be accompanied by French Café melodies and her three, 8-foot panels of Waterlilies putting you right in the garden along side Monet! In addition, Sue will be holding a hands-on, silk painting demonstration in conjunction with her exhibit on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Harmon’s & Barton’s during the WCSH6 Sidewalk Art Festival. Sue will have small paintings and silk scarves for sale as well. Come see the silk painting techniques the French and the Chinese are famous for and give it a try yourself.” 774 5948

First Friday Art Walk at the Meg Perry Center 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Meg Perry Center presents artist Matthew Wetherby, 644 Congress St. “Matthew Wetherby, the artist, has lived on the streets or in homeless shelters for eleven of his thirty-eight years. A victim of typical street trauma, Matthew learned to channel his personal demons through his art. Matthew’s paintings carry with them the style of his heroes, Picasso, Marchand and Rivera. Learning his art while on the streets, his tools remain the same: brown paper canvas, markers, oils and pastels. The artist currently lives in transitional housing, working on his art, and improving the quality of his life.

First Friday Art Walk at SPACE 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Elia Bettaglio, Selena Kimball and Tatiana Simonova: Drawings at SPACE Gallery. New York based artists Elia Bettaglio, Selena Kimball and Tatiana Simonova present drawings in various media. This show is in a new annex space.

Explore the Eastern Cemetery 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Explore the Eastern Cemetery. Join members of Spirits Alive, the organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Eastern Cemetery and discover this “museum without walls.” Tour will visit the interment sites of notable area residents while learning about conservation efforts at Eastern Cemetery. Meet at entrance of Eastern Cemetery on Congress St. at the base of Munjoy Hill.

‘The Official Maine Staycation Manual’ 6 p.m. A party celebrating Maine Staycations (and the launch of a new book by Dena Riegel, “The Official Maine Staycation Manual,” published by Downeast Books) is at Arabica Coffee Co., 2 Free St., Portland.

‘Choices for Sustainable Living’ in Auburn 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Choices for Sustainable Living” will be explored on Fridays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 5, 19 and 26 and Sept. 2, 16, 23 and 30. This course, offered by Adult Religious Exploration at the First Universalist Church of Auburn, will be held at 169 Pleasant St. (enter on Spring Street, across from Dairy Joy). “Choices for

Sustainable Living” is a seven-session exploration of the meaning of sustainable living anf the ties between lifestyle choices and their impact on the earth. Topics include the way our society’s functions affect the earth, ecological principles, consumerism, food choices, communities and visions of sustainability. A $5 donation is requested, for course materials. To sign up or FMI, contact Casey Iris Knight at or 783-0461.

Kids Fun Run 6 p.m. The Kids Fun Run will take place at the Soccer Field at Fort Williams. The races will be run in heats, according to age. If it rains, check the website at www.beach2beacon. org for updates and a decision will be made by 4 p.m. Registration and packet pick up for the kid’s race will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. during race registration at Cape Elizabeth High School and also on Friday, Aug. 5 near the Soccer Field at Fort Williams.

Art Walk music at KeyBank 6:30 p.m. KeyBank’s Monument Square branch in Portland will participate in the upcoming First Friday Art Walk with an art exhibit and two performances by members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The performances will feature Portland Chamber Music Festival members violinist Jennifer Elowitch and cellist Marc Johnson. Attendees can also enter to win CDs and tickets to the Portland Chamber Music Festival’s August 18 performance, sponsored by Key Private Bank. The Monument Square branch will be open to the public during the First Friday Art Walks until 8 p.m., however the teller windows will close to banking at the usual time of 4 p.m. On the first Friday of each month, regardless of weather, between 50 and 90 venues throughout the city are free and open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Artists, venues, and visitors can find out how to participate at www.firstfridayartwalk. com. Information about PACA, the event organizer, is available at

Freeport Shakespeare Festival 7:30 p.m. The Freeport Shakespeare Festival becomes a major Maine festival in only its second year of production. Over 2,500 people attended in 2010. This year, the Freeport Shakespeare Festival features three different productions, three locations and a total of 25 performances over an 18-day period. An estimated 12,000 people will attend one or more of these shows. On Thursday, July 28, a threeweek production of “Before Bill” kicked off the festival at the new Freeport Factory Stage, located in downtown Freeport at 5 Depot St. Visit for details. Then, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, the mainstage production of “Twelfth Night” opened at L.L. Bean Discovery Park. Audiences can choose from 10 nightly free performances from Aug. 2 through Aug. 12 (no performance on Monday, Aug. 8). Visit www.freeportshakespearefestival. org for schedules. see next page

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Portland Playback Theater dating excursions 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Theme: Dating stories from heaven and hell. “Everyone has bad dates, but hopefully some good ones, too. Watch your best and worst dates acted out, unrehearsed and on the spot. Every month, Portland Playback puts five actors at your disposal to replay moments from your life. Learn more at 516 Congress St., CTN5 studio next to MECA. $5 at the door.

‘Before Bill’ at Freeport 8 p.m. The second Freeport Shakespeare Festival production, on the Freeport Factory Stage located at 5 Depot St. in downtown Freeport, will be the New England premiere of “Before Bill: A Comic Romp through Medieval Times,” directed by Andrew Harris. Opening on July 28, the play will run Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through Aug. 14.

Saturday, Aug. 6 TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race 7:30 a.m. The 14th annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race will host a race day field of 6,000, including many of the top world-class runners as well as the best in Maine and New England. TD Bank is the title sponsor of the race founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic gold medalist and Maine’s most recognizable athlete. In addition to TD Bank, the title sponsor, other major corporate partners this year include Hannaford, Poland Spring, MaineHealth, Fairchild Semiconductor, Nike, Northeast Delta Dental, Wright Express and WCSH6. Runner drop-off is at the Gull Crest Fields parking lot a half mile from the intersection of Spurwink Road and Route 77. Look for flaggers to direct you. Runners are required to be at the start line by 7:30 a.m. This year’s race beneficiary is Day One (, a non-profit agency providing substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, and aftercare programs for Maine youth. The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, will provide a cash donation of $30,000 to the organization, which will also benefit from fundraising activities and publicity through its association with the race. For additional information about the race, visit or call the race hotline at (888) 480-6940.

Old Orchard Beach Salvation Army sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Old Orchard Beach Salvation Army will hold a large indoor sale at The Salvation Army Tabernacle on the corner of Union Avenue and Sixth Street in Old Orchard Beach. Items for sale include home-made baked goods, handcrafted items, books, household goods, jewelry, miscellaneous items, as well as a coffee break and lunch menu items. Proceeds of the sale will be used to assist with various projects and programs which will benefit many individuals located in the community, as well as funds will support the World Mission Program. For further information, call 934-4381.

Clothing Swap Shop 9 a.m. to noon. Elm Street United Methodist Church, 168 Elm St., South Portland. 799-0407. “We have clothing for all ages and sizes. Come donate, swap, or take as needed. Enter through the door on Chapel Street, down a few stairs, turn left and follow the signs.”

Set sail on the Schooner Wendameen 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join Maine Historical Society for a sail on Casco Bay on board the historic Maine schooner Wendameen. Jim Millinger, Portland Harbor historian, former MHS Trustee, and Casco Bay Lines skipper, will be our host, and will provide a narrated tour of the harbor’s past and present. The 88-foot Wendameen, designed by John Alden, one of America’s most celebrated yacht designers, was built in East Boothbay in 1912. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Help the crew raise the sails, take a turn at the wheel, or just relax and enjoy the talk and the scenery. This program is a perennial favorite and sells out quickly. Space limited. Registration required. Please call 774-1822. Fee: $40; members: $35.

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse tours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse announces private tours and group tours at the lighthouse on Fort Road, South Portland. Saturdays and most Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

John McDonald at Freeport Shakespeare Festival 1 p.m. “What do popular Maine humorist John McDonald and William Shakespeare have in common? Why, they’re both at the tops of their field in storytelling, of course! Come find out for yourself how McDonald’s traditional Down East tales will fare against the bard’s on Saturday, Aug. 6, when he performs as part of the Freeport Shakespeare Festival at L.L. Bean. His act is scheduled for 1 p.m.” McDonald, who performs regularly around New England, is the author

of “A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar” and “Down the Road a Piece: A Storyteller’s Guide to Maine,” both published by Islandport Press. For more information about the books, contact Islandport Press at 846-3344, email at or write to Islandport Press, P.O. Box 10, Yarmouth, ME 04096. For more information about the Freeport Shakespeare Festival, go to www.

A Sultry Evening Burlesque & Dance benefit 7:30 p.m. “Don’t miss this sultry summer evening filled with collaborative and solo dance acts from all your favorite Portland Maine dance and burlesque groups! This performance is a benefit for St. Lawrence Arts Center. Come support local performers and a great non-profit venue for the arts all at the same time. Featuring acts from Atomic Trash!, Vivid Motion, Whistlebait Burlesque, The Dirty Dishes Burlesque Revue, Grace Glamour, Candy Sprinkles, Little Boy Broadway, Gia Juana, Shirely Temptation, Lord Byron, Sapphie Rain, Suzette Jolie and more! With special guest MC ‘Gay Jay’ and his own maid of many talents ‘Kitty De Light.’” After-party to follow. Tickets are $10 advance/ $12 at door. $10 advance/$12 at door. Tickets for this performance are now on sale through

Bayside Bowl Nonprofit Night to benefit True North 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Bayside Bowl in Portland will host True North for their Aug. 8 nonprofit night and donate 5 percent of the day’s revenue from bowling and food sales to support True North’s integrative health care research and education programs. True North is a nonprofit integrative health care and research organization. The event will include a 50/50 raffle. The event will be held at: Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St., Portland. 791-BOWL (2695).

MECA Master of Fine Arts lectures 6:30 p.m. Each summer, the Master of Fine Arts program at Maine College of Art invites guest artists, curators and scholars to participate in the curriculum. All visiting artists deliver a free public lecture in Osher Hall at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8: Lisi Raskin; Raskin handcrafts whimsical recreations of military command centers. This summer the MFA’s Moth Press is also releasing Mapping the Intelligence of Artistic Work; An Explorative Guide to Making, Thinking, and Writing by Anne West. West is an educator, writer and independent curator. She teaches in the Division of Graduate Studies at Rhode Island School of Design, where she supports students across disciplines in conceptualizing and writing their master’s thesis.

Sunday, Aug. 7 WMPG Dance Cruise noon. Enjoy electronic beats on Casco Bay to benefit WMPG Community Radio. With special guests DJ’s Corbin, ATOMIK, Jen Popgirl23, Secret Weekend, Tim D and JonEK@T; Portland’s popular DJs and Casablanca Cruises have joined up to create the Second Annual electronica dance benefit for WMPG’s Power Up! campaign. Last year’s Dance Cruise was beautiful, loud, fun and by far one of the best parties of the summer! So we’re doing it all again! Bring your friends, sunglasses, and get ready to dance and party. The boat leaves the dock located at 6 Custom House Wharf for an afternoon of music, light hors d’ouevres and dance. Tickets are $20, available at any Bull Moose Music location and online at or right at Harbour’s Edge on the day of the cruise. This event is 18 plus with ID, 21 plus for alcoholic beverages with ID.

‘The Bully Show’ 1 p.m. UU Theater presents “The Bully Show.” “This hilarious play by Brian Guehring, awarded by the Kennedy Center for the 2002 New Visions/New Voices National Forum, challenges us to reconsider our assumptions about bullies and to realize the consequences of bullying. The audience actually participates in this family-friendly show for all ages.” The show will performed at First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., across from Dairy Joy. Tix $5. Parking; accessible. FMI 783-0461 or www.

‘History of St. Dominic’s Church, First 100 Years’ 2 p.m. Matthew Jude Barker, historian at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, will present this Duchas lecture series installment, at the center. 34 Gray St.

Party Barge 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hot August Night, On a Boat, aka Party Barge. $15, 21 plus. “Peapod Recordings and HillyTown Presents, in association with SPACE Gallery, bring you Hot August Night, On A Boat, aka Party Barge. Remember last year’s boat party? Here it is again, with more rock ‘n roll for yr seafaring ways. Things start off with the pastoral electric indie post-folk of if and it, a reprise performance by the ever-fluctuating brilliance of Tyler Jackson’s Foam Castles, punched out by Huak’s lovely discordant DC-isms, garage popped by Mango Floss, and closed with a set from Portland noise pop ingénues Metal Feathers. Plus special guest DJ Cutlass. A sunset ride with your closest rock pals and a healthy supply of booze. Perfection. Board at Casablanca Cruises, 18 Custom House Wharf in Portland.”

Monday, Aug. 8 Law Enforcement Explorer Academy 8 a.m. The Portland Police Department is receiving applications for its third annual Law Enforcement Explorer Academy. With sponsorship from the Boy Scouts of America, the academy is a “mentally challenging, rigorous 50-hour course open to young adults, ages 14 to 20, who are interested in the field of law enforcement as a potential career. Members will attend regular meetings, participate in a ridealong program, receive situational and law enforcement instruction, participate in physical fitness exercises, and much more.” The Academy will begin Monday, Aug. 8 at 8 a.m. and will conclude with a graduation ceremony, where cadets will earn their Portland Police Explorer Badge Friday, Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Portland Police Station. For more information about the program or to apply to be an explorer, contact Senior Lead Officer Tim Farris via email, or Senior Lead Officer Ray Ruby via email.

Tuesday, Aug. 9 Samuel James acoustic blues noon to 1 p.m. With a full schedule of diverse free events, there is something for everyone to enjoy each week in downtown Portland. Post Office Park, Congress Square and Lobsterman’s Park provide perfect venues for live music, talented local performers and activities for kids. Whether 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. 9, Samuel James acoustic blues. A roots troubadour of the highest order, James will sing you a song with raw, sweat-pouring soul, all the while playing the guitar with such commanding virtuosity you’ll swear he’s reinventing it. Then he’ll tell you a story enrapturing you to the point where you’ll almost forget he’s a musician. Aug. 16, West African rhythms with Annegret Baier. Annegret Baier will present West African rhythms and songs on authentic drums and percussion instruments! Brought to you by WPXT, WPME, WHOM,, raisingmaine. com For more information and a full schedule of free summer events visit or call772.6828.

Nagasaki Commemoration in Post Office Park noon to 1 p.m. “Peace Action Maine and Pax Christi Maine will co-sponsor an hour long commemoration of bombing of Nagasaki in the closing days of World War II. In addition to readings of poetry, prayers and the sounds of a Buddhist meditation bowl, music will be provided by Ted Musgrave. The event is scheduled to end at 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this moving event and to rededicate ourselves to the abolition of the stockpiling of nuclear weapons and the keeping of nuclear weapons on alert status. We hope to educate the participants about the current status of efforts to reduce nuclear stockpiles and Comprehensive Nuclear Test Band treaty. For more information, contact Wells Staley-Mays at 409-0778 or e-mail him at”

Wednesday, Aug. 10 WENA picnic 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The annual West End Neighborhood Association picnic is planned; festivities will take place on the Salem Street block between Brackett and Clark streets. Grill will be located in the driveway at 30 Salem. www.

Did Lincoln Really…..? 7:30 p.m. Illustrated program by Gerald Prokopowicz, former Lincoln Scholar, Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Ind. Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island. Admission is $5. “Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most compelling figures in American history. Join Dr. Prokopowicz for an interactive evening of frequently asked questions about this popular and revered president. 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. To that end the museum offers a wide variety of lectures, concerts, tours, youth education programs, and community activities. Membership is open to the public. For more information call 766-3330 or email see next page

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Pulled: Members Reception 5:30 p.m. This event is open to SPACE and PMA Members only and is free, all ages. “Together with the Portland Museum of Art we are hosting a member’s preview of Mike Perry’s new exhibit Pulled, with a slide talk and a book signing where Mike will be hand screen printing directly on the books! This event is open to SPACE Gallery and PMA members only. Pulled will be available in the Museum Store along with some of Mike’s earlier books.”

Thursday, Aug. 11

Friday, Aug. 12 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: for High School Sailing Program information.

St. Peter’s Four-Mile Road Race 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.

7 p.m. Annual four-mile Road Race. Register online at 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’ by Crash Barry

7 p.m. Crash Barry will read from his novel, “Tough Island: True Stories from Matinicus, Come treat yourself to a glimpse of Deer Isle, Maine, with photographs by Michael McAllister, which Maine” at Longellow Books. “The new collec8 p.m. The Femme Show returns to Portland will be exhibited at Nosh, 551 Congress St., Portland, during the month of August. An opening is 5 p.m. tion of gritty true stories by Crash Barry, Bolfor a one-night only engagement at the Mayo today, for First Friday Art Walk. (Courtesy image by by Michael McAllister) lard columnist and author of “Sex, Drugs & Arts Center at 10 Mayo St., Portland. Tickets are Blueberries” details his stint as a lobsterman available for $12 in advance, $15 at the door. ininity that can be thoughtful, sad, funny, sexy, and fun. In on Matinicus, a fishing community off the coast of Maine Local guests October of 2007, the first-ever Femme Show sold out and notorious for its hard-living, big-hearted characters. During will include The Dirty Dishes, Miss Amy Rain, Lisa Bunker received rave reviews from audience members who called it his two years on the island, Crash discovered that despite and Ms. Gingerita. “The Femme Show is queer art for queer ‘wild, raw, transparent, and unique,’ and ‘a fantastic, funny, being 20 miles out to sea, Matinicus was a microcosm of people, with a variety of diverse perspectives on queer fempowerful show.’” 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.”

The Femme Show

Open Mic/Poetry Slam 7:15 p.m. Open Mic/Poetry Slam. First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI 7830461 or

Saturday, Aug. 13 ‘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 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 or “Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.”

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.

The Portland Daily Sun 8-5-2011  

The Portland Daily Sun 8-5-2011