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Postgrunge, Seattle rocks on SEATTLE (NY Times) — Three months before he killed himself, Kurt Cobain spoke of his band’s breakthrough single at a concert here that turned out to be one of Nirvana’s final performances in the United States. “This song made Seattle the most livable city in America,” Cobain told the audience before ripping into the opening of “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” Now, 20 years after Nirvana soared from obscurity to superstardom and the Seattle scene was anointed as rock relevant, a new exhibition, a film and a tribute concert planned for the anniversary make it clear how different things really are here now. Seattle has become even more livable since Cobain’s dry declaration, way back in January 1994. The city still rocks, and its rockers still ache, but more gently now. A nonprofit group called the Vera Project, based in Seattle Center, now teaches teenagers how to do everything from silkscreening band T-shirts to working in sound studios. (It also offers “Punk Rock Yoga” classes.) Many of the newer pop performers associated with Seattle — Fleet Foxes, the Head and the Heart, Macklemore and Shabazz Palaces among them — are more diverse, offering art rap and “beard rock,” and they feel far less confrontational, at least overtly.


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Local R.A.D. program thrives years after St. Laurent’s murder BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Born out of tragedy, the potentially life-saving program that would teach more than 1,500 Southern Maine women how to defend themselves against sexual abuse got its start even before police recovered her body. Amy St. Laurent had gone missing in Portland’s Old Port. It was uncharacteristic of her to be out of contact with her family and friends, but those who knew the 25-year-old held out hope that they would see her again. As the days turned into weeks, Diane Jenkins said the reality that she might not see her daughter again began to sink in. Money that made its way to the family from a concerned community galvanized into action by her disappearance had to go to something, Jenkins thought. How could it be put to use? Would they hire a private investigator to help find answers? “When it became apparent to us that we weren’t going to find Amy alive, I felt very strongly about figuring out what to do with some of the money that come in,” Jenkins said. “You just kind of know. You never really give up hope,” she said. “But, at some point in time you really just kind of start facing reality.” As police still searched, Jenkins said she was introduced to the Rape Aggression Defense System, also known as R.A.D. The worldwide program teaches women and children self-defense techniques and how to be aware of their surroundings. “Even before they found her, I knew in my heart that we were going to do something in her name,” she said. “The more and more that I heard about (R.A.D.) and then got to see it, I knew that is was perfect.” Near the time of the one-year anniversary of St. Laurent’s murder, the Portland R.A.D. program launched. Now, nearly 10 years later, organizers say the 15-hour course has been lifechanging for many of the women who participated and that the demand for more classes is on the rise.

“We’re getting so many calls ... (and) we’re just trying to expand and grow,” said Coreena Behnke of the Portland Police Department, lead instructor of the local chapter. Behnke joined the force in 1999 and, like many of the officers at the time, was consumed by St. Laurent’s disappearance. “It struck a nerve with me because I was the same age at that time,” she said. St. Laurent went missing in Oct. 21, 2001. She went out that night to the Old Port with a friend who was visiting from Florida. While the two played pool, they met a group of guys that they would later see again at a nearby club. At the club, St. Laurent danced with one of the men, Jeffrey Gorman, and things didn’t seem out of place. When St. Laurent’s friend went to the bathroom shortly before the club closed,

“Every homicide investigator gets attached to their victims, but this girl was really a wonderful young woman who was making a difference (in her life),” said Joe Loughlin, adding that her “legacy lives on with the hope of preventing” future attacks.

it was the last anyone that knew St. Laurent would ever see her again. “They couldn’t find each other in the haste of everyone leaving the club,” said Joseph Loughlin, former assistant chief of the Portland Police Department and lieutenant in charge of the detective division at the time of her disappearance. “She leaves with this guy who is very convincing and knows people in the Old Port,” he said. “He was very manipulating.” Loughlin, who wrote a book about the case titled “Finding Amy,” said Gorman sexually assaulted St. Laurent and shot her in the head. He left her body along the Westbrook and Scarborough line, only to return days later to bury her remains. see PROGRAM page 6





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Near the time of the one-year anniversary of Amy St. Laurent’s murder, the Portland R.A.D. program launched. Now, nearly 10 years later, organizers say the 15-hour course has been life-changing for many of the women who participated and that the demand for more classes is on the rise. A Totally RAD Night is planned for 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave. Featuring music from the Time Pilots, A Totally RAD Night is a fundraiser for the Amy St. Laurent Fund. The fund underwrites the Portland Police Department’s Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Training class. R.A.D., which is offered several times during the year, is designed to help women survive situations in which their lives are in jeopardy. The Sept. 23 event will be preceded by a silent auction. Tickets are $25. Participants must be 21 to attend the show. Refreshments will be provided along with fun ‘80s themed items. (COURTESY IMAGE)

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Political junkies are starving for new product Oh, but these have become difficult times for the political junkie. Just when we most need some pharmaceuticalgrade rhetoric, our dealers are dry, stepping all over the product until all we have left are the election equivelent of the famous Monty Python “Argument Clinic” sketch where the professional debater “argues” by lamely contradicting. Actual transcript (well, translated) from the presidential debates: Ah, is this the right room for a presidential debate on the issues important to average hard-working Americans? “Sure, and I told you once I created jobs.” ––––– “No you haven’t.” Usually “Yes I have.” Reserved “When?” “Told you just now. “No you didn’t.” “Yes I did.” “You didn’t.” “Oh, I’m sorry, just one moment. Is this a five-minute argument or the full half hour?” “Oh, just the five minutes.”

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Laptop program woes This week, there came a chance to work on the old negotiator/facilitator/ombudsman skills, or whatever the hell they call it these days. In the middle of poking around for a good story, I came across a posting on the “As Maine Goes” website regarding the laptop program, and just a wee problem that one parent ran into at the start of the school year. Nathan and Ellen Pitts sent their son, Vincent, off to Dexter Regional High School for his sophomore year. In sending the kids off to school, there is the inevitable package of forms, permissions, restrictions and general gobbledygook that parent have to digest in written form. Also, in case you have not had a kid in school in a while, you have to write a lot of checks. One of the forms that came to the Pitts family was the one for the “Maine Technology Learning Initiative (MLTI)” program, the one that puts laptops in the kids hands for use during the school year. There was the inevitable sign-up for the “insurance” package, a $40 fee on top of what the taxpayers of the state have paid to get the bruised apples in the first

Bob Higgins ––––– Daily Sun Columnist place. Normally, this wasn’t a problem. The forms clearly state that the insurance was NOT mandatory, but recommended. The pricy laptops range from $1,200-$1,500 each, and damages make the parents responsible for replacement. Last year, the fee was waived. This year, that option was a no-go. So, Pitts started a thread about the MLTI on As Maine Goes. He questioned the fee, the value of the computers, ownership of the laptops (state or district) and several other issues. When his son went back to school on Thursday before the Labor Day weekend, that’s when things got really weird. “My son was at school, in the cafeteria at lunch. The principal asked him to come over. He had been tipped off about the political forum posts, and asked about some of the bad stuff said

about the school. At the end of the day, my son was called into the office. There were a pile of printouts from AMG, and they asked my son about my politics, and if I had authored the posts. He was told I should have talked with the school first.” Principal Steven Bell tells a similar story, but not quite as harsh. “I did talk to Vincent in the cafeteria about the program and the insurance. At the end of the day, I did call him to the office to pass on a message to his Dad, that we should speak about the program. There are waivers, other options, and I wanted him to know that.” On Tuesday, Pitts filed the paperwork to “home school” his son. “I’ve been in contact with the superintendent of schools, and asked for an apology on this. I’ve gotten no response yet.” said Pitts. “I was concerned that the school was badgering my son with regard to my political opinions.” Surely, for any 16-year-old, being hauled to the office at the end of the day is a subtle form of intimidation. Bell denies that he asked Pitts’ son anything see HIGGINS page 5

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“Ah, thank you. Anyway, I did.” “You most certainly did not.” “Look, let’s get this thing clear; I quite definitely told you.” “No you did not.” The debates suck. I’ve heard better civil policy debates from my 7-year-old organizing his pals for dodgeball. It’s gotten so bad that the most decisive aspect of the political season is not a candidate’s 1,759-point plan but the actual election process. This follows a trend that implies that if you control the process, you control much of the outcome. This not exactly news, especially for those who would suppress the vote. Since the era of Jim Crow, voter turnout suppression has become part art, part science. I secretly admired the sheer con-artist audacity of somebody in Baltimore who issued a Democraticlooking bulletin reminding everyone to pay up their parking tickets and bring a photo ID to the polls in case the police were checking for old warrants. Less inventive — but probably more effective — are the ongoing efforts to require photo-ID to vote or to pre-register (the subject of a “people’s veto” effort here) and other assaults. But some new processes actually aim to increase voter turnout and power. For example, the Portland mayor’s race is offering Mainers a first effort in “ranked choice” voting, which allows voters to select their favorite but also a second and third choice. If nobody gets a majority, they count the second-place votes of the lowest vote-getter until somebody gets above 50 percent. Such efforts can have unintended consequences. Just ask Eliot Cutler. As an Independent candidate Cutler first faced speculation that he could not win, and by the time reporters were confident that, indeed, “Eliot” had solo “l” and only one “t,” the election was only weeks away. It’s a fairly

sure bet that the “early votes,” cast before he was a contender, would have made him governor. (He also faced a brutal attack website, written by then-unknown authors, who accused him of all manner of misdeeds, felonies and even mass murder ... my bet is that the effort was tame compared to what we’re about to see from the so-called Super PACS.) Still, in the Republican New Hampshire primary, the most significant development (aside from Texas Gov. Rick Perry finally finding somebody to house-sit his pet werewolf so he can run for president) is the G.O.P. process. First, New Hampshire allows Independent voters to participate in the primary of their choice – in effect, allowing them to be Repubs or Dems for a day. That’s their business, even if it seems a bit like allowing Baptists to help select the next Pope. Since there are about as many Indys as affiliated voters Living Free or Dying, there’s going to be a huge turnout on primary day. Since these voters tend to be less strident than party faithful, that’s good news for the grown-ups. And remember that the last election featured a strong incentive for Indys to lean Democrat in that ClintonObama selection. Secondly, the GOP is moving to a “proportional” system like the Dems used last time. The “winner takes all” system has the advantage of encouraging early knock-outs. Alloting delegates in proportion to the vote allows pesky newcomers to hang around until people learn their names ... things can get out of hand. But we’ll have to wait around and see if the debate can move beyond who will and will not run and into some better stuff. Until then, face it, we’re just down to political seeds and stems again. (Curtis Robinson was the founding editor of The Portland Daily Sun.)

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about politics, but mentioned that the postings had been brought to his attention by the school board, and he wanted to explain some of the other options the program offers. When asked what percentage of classroom material is Internet based, Bell hesitated a bit. “I would speculate that the amount is somewhere between 35 and 50 percent. Every year, the amount increases, but it will really vary from teacher to teacher.” Some schools have gotten around the “insurance waiver” issue by setting strict policies. If the parent won’t sign for the laptop, it must remain in the “dock” in the classroom. Other districts have a tiered insurance program based on family size and income. Other options include the parents purchasing their own netbooks for student classroom use. Ten years into the program, and there are still bugs in the system. Before the next expansion of the program, it might be a good idea to set

some uniform policies with regards to the insurance on the laptops. We can all see the point in having the parents or the kids put something up, to have some “skin in the game” with regard to making sure the items remain in good repair and undamaged. At some point, the laptops and netbooks, even iPads will all become a replacement for the textbook. We’re just not there yet. They will get less expensive, but until then the questions will remain. Who pays, and how much, and is the insurance really worth it? Who accounts for the payments, the district or the state Department of Education? If the laptops are owned by the state, why does the premium for the insurance vary from district to district? All valid questions, and answers to them would prevent misunderstandings like this one. Perhaps it’s time to get some of these questions answered. (Bob Higgins is a regular contributor to The Portland Daily Sun.)

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Police: Whitefield man pulls a shotgun on neighbors in their home BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

A Whitefield man was behind bars Friday for allegedly threatening his neighbors with a shotgun, police said. Peter Poland, 39, was charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon after police said he entered his neighbors’ house and spent sometime inside with the couple while holding a shotgun. No shots were fired and there were no injuries, police said. The incident occurred early Friday morning. Poland was arrested shortly before dawn, police said. Investigators seized the shotgun and an assortment of knives from inside his home at 208 Mills Road, officials said. He was also charged with illegal trafficking in dangerous knives.

Homer studio to open in fall of 2012 The Portland Museum of Art is working to open a national historic landmark to the public by September 2012, museum officials announced Friday. Tours of the Winslow Homer Studio, located about 12 miles outside of Portland in Prouts Neck,

“The opening of the Winslow Homer Studio will be a pivotal moment in American art history. For the first time, visitors will be able to experience the studio as it was during Homer’s time and discover the actual location where he created his bestknown paintings,” stated Museum Director Mark H. C. Bessire. “This cultural treasure is truly a gift to the American people.” The museum purchased the museum from Homer’s great grand-nephew in 2006. Workers have been restoring the building to match the time period when Homer lived there from 1883 until his death in 1910. Located on the rocky coast of Maine just 12 miles from the Portland Museum of Art, the Winslow In celebration of the Homer Studio was purchased by the Portland Museum of Art in 2006. (COURTESY PHOTO) opening of the studio, the museum will present the will start on Sept. 24, 2012. The renovated studio exhibition “Weatherbeaten: The Late Paintings of will celebrate the American artist and educate the Winslow Homer,” on view Sept. 22 through Dec. 30, public on his work. 2012. The museum is $2 million shy in its national fundThe museum’s Homer collection includes nearly raising campaign of toward its $10.5 million goal to 20 paintings and a collection of nearly 400 illustrasupport the acquisition, preservation, interpretation tions. Tickets will go on sale next summer on the and endowment of the studio, according to museum museum’s website, officials.

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After nearly two months of intense detective work and cooperation between multiple departments, officials were able to locate St. Laurent’s body. Gorman was later charged with her murder, convicted and locked up for 60 years following his trial. “Every homicide investigator gets attached to their victims, but this girl was really a wonderful young woman who was making a difference (in her life),” said Loughlin, adding that her “legacy lives on with the hope of preventing” future attacks. “This stuff happens to people and it can happen to someone that you love,” he said. “Awareness is first

and foremost.” Loughin described how police encounter a large number of cases where charismatic individuals use their charm to lure unsuspecting people into dangerous situations. He explains that “awareness is first and foremost, then self-defense.” Awareness and self-defense are the messages and techniques taught through R.A.D. Behnke described the program as being “the most amazing thing I’ve ever been involved with,” saying that students of the program go through a significant transformation in such a brief period of time. “It’s just an amazing transition,” she said.

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Council due to vote on fireworks ban, Peaks sewer extension BY CASEY CONLEY THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Portland City Councilors on Monday are expected to vote on a proposal that would ban the sale and use of fireworks within city limits. The proposal also outlines a series of penalties for persons caught with fireworks or anyone caught trying to sell fireworks. City councilors have been debating the ordinance for several months in response to a new law passed by the Legislature earlier this year that reversed a longstanding state ban on consumer grade fireworks. That law, however, gave cities and towns the right to enact local fireworks bans or regulations. Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne told the council’s Public Safety Subcommittee last month that he supported the ordinance banning fireworks out of concern that the devices could hurt someone or start a fire, the Press Herald reported. The committee endorsed the measure 2-0, with one member absent. Councilor Kevin Donoghue, who represents most of the Peninsula, including dense neighborhoods Downtown and in the East End, said he supports the ban. “I support the recommendation of Chief LaMontagne,” he said yesterday in an email. Under the law legalizing fireworks, Mainers 21 and older are allowed to possess and shoot off consumer grade fireworks, which include things like morning glories, bottle rockets and other explosives, according to the Associated Press. The law does not allow industrial grade fireworks like those used during July 4 celebrations, AP reported. The new state law takes effect Jan. 1, 2012. As written, Portland’s ordinance would ban sale, use and possession of fireworks. It would also allow the city to seize any fireworks that violate city regulations. Anyone found with fireworks would be fined between $200 and $400 for a first offense and up to $600 for subsequent offenses. Persons found selling fireworks can be issued fines of between $500 and $1,000 per violation. Councilors are also expected to take action Monday night on a sewer line extension project on Peaks Island and a set of rules and guidelines for use with the Nov. 8 mayoral election. Those rules, which were drafted by city staff, outline how much time the city has to count ballots after election (five days), when write-in candidates

Cruise ships scheduled to arrive Next week, more than 12,000 passengers and 5,178 crew will call to port as cruise ships arrive in Portland Harbor, the city reported. This Sunday, Sept. 18, the Jewel of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean International cruise ship carrying 2,100 passengers and 869 crew, will arrive and then travel north for Bar Harbor. On Wednesday, the Carnival Glory, carrying approximately 2,974 passengers, will arrive at port and at the end of the day, will head north for New Brunswick. On Thursday, the Norwegian Jewel, carrying 3,000 passengers, will arrive for her maiden call to Portland. After a day in port, the Norwegian Cruise Line ship will head south for New York City for the last stop of her seven night cruise. On Friday, the Independence, an American Cruise Line ship, returns to port for the end of her Maine Coast and Harbors itinerary. Also on Friday, Cunard’s MS Queen Elizabeth will call to port for her maiden call. On Saturday, the Enchantment of the Seas will visit the port carrying approximately 2,250 passengers and 870 crew members. The 990-foot long Royal Caribbean International ship will head north for Bar Harbor at the end of her visit and will conclude her nine-day itinerary in Baltimore, the city reported. — Staff Report

must declare their intent to run (45 days before election), and how and under what circumstances the clerk will re-tabulate ballots with the instant runoff process (if no candidate gets a majority in initial voting). But the rules also determine how certain ballots will be interpreted if voters don’t fill their ballots out correctly. Common ballot problems addressed in the rules include “overvotes” (when a voter ranks one candidate in one ranking column), skipped rankings, and multiple rankings, which occur when voters rank the same candidate more than one time. The rules also create procedures if two or more candidates are tied at the end of a round. The rules need to be adopted by the city council to take effect. The proposed sewer expansion project on Peaks Island would extend the sewer to 28 households and 23 vacant lots on Island Avenue and 32 households

and 25 vacant lots on Seashore Avenue. The project, which city officials began after some island residents requested it, is expected to cost about $3.1 million and require a 1.5 percent increase in the sewer rate, according to city documents. The council is also expected to conduct the first of two readings on a proposal to reduce setbacks required for residents to receive a permit to keep chickens under the city’s domesticated chickens ordinance. As proposed, hen houses would be allowed within 10 feet of the nearest residence, down from 25 feet under the current rules. A second reading on this measure will likely occur next month. Councilors cannot vote on a measure until it’s been read twice and given a public hearing. The council will meet Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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Maine farms tap into buy-local trend Change of seasons doesn’t stem flow of crops BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Anyone yearning for a cherry-red tomato from Olivia's Garden will have to wait, but don't worry, it's only for a month. Those glistening tomatoes will return to the Portland Farmer's Market, even as temperatures plunge and fall begins inching toward winter. "We will go back in October once the tomatoes are ripe once again," said Shawn O'Donnell, manager of the New Gloucester-based hydroponic farm. "We pull out usually from August to October, but then we're year round." Olivia's Garden will sell produce at Portland's winter's market as well. In the state with the youngest crop of farmers in the nation, seasons aren't obstacles but opportunities for Maine farmers who serve customers ever more eager for local produce. "Maine is actually the only state in the nation that has seen a decrease in the age of farmers, our farmer population average age is going down," said Rick Kersbergen, Extension professor at the University of Maine. The Extension Service, which provides education and support in a variety of agricultural areas, notes that the community supported agriculture, or CSA model, is all the rage in Maine. Under this model, a farmer offers a certain number of shares to the

public, in the form of memberships or subscriptions. Customers know where their food comes from, and farmers know they have a reliable market for their produce and receive payment early in the season, which helps with cash flow. "The trend in Maine is for more direct-to-consumers sales, and consumers want that," said Kersbergen. "We are seeing that direct-to-consumer model being used by a lot of young farmers," he added. Olivia's Garden posts pictures of its still-green tomatoes on Facebook, and alerts viewers that the basil crop is low due to decreased sunlight. Less than a week from the fall equinox (autumn starts Sept. 23), Scott Howard, owner of Olivia's Garden, said the farm targets the tastes of customers. "We try to make sure our product is available offseason," he said. Olivia's Garden grows two rotations of tomatoes, one from spring into summer and the other from fall into winter. Howard said his original goal when launching the business 15 years ago was to provide offseason produce. "Now, it's a year-round enterprise," he noted. That sustainability is finding outlets with a new craving for local foods among Maine residents. "You can definitely see it in the

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Shawn O’Donnell, manager of the New Gloucester-based hydroponic farm, Olivia’s Garden, tends to tomatoes in the greenhouse. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

The public is invited to the 2011 annual meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association to be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Farming into the Future.” See page 9 for details. volume of people at the farmer's market. ... It's huge everywhere," Howard said. Hydroponic gardening — growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions without soil — is a "capital intensive" model often involving a large initial investment, Kersbergen said, but farmers following more traditional methods still try to tap into the local-foods trend. Snell Family Farm in Buxton has been a member of Portland's spring-through-fall farmer's market since 1980. From May-November on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays in Deering Oaks Park from 7 a.m. to noon, Snell Farm markets its fall crops, including apples, cider, pumpkins, squash, gourds, tomatoes and cucumbers until the frost hits. Storage crops — as the name suggests, these are crops that can be stored and

sold as demand requires — will be sold throughout the winter. "What we do here is what we call a winter's share, where we're open with storage crops every two weeks," said John Snell of Snell Family Farm. Jaime Berhanu of Lalibela Farm in Bowdoinham said sunflowers, corn, squash and dry beans are among the seasonal crops emerging from their fields. "Everybody is seeing things shift a little bit in the garden, we do the winter's farmer's market, so we're planning ahead for that," Berhanu said. "The vegetable growers who are growing for the winter market will be planting extra storage crops and tending those things now," she said. Olivia's Garden, in its greenhouses at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, may be hydroponic but it's not see FARMS page 9

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Buy Local trend: ‘Maine is just cranking at it’ FARMS from page 8

Pumpkins adorn a field along Roosevelt Trail Road near New Gloucester. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

immune to the seasons. "Seasons definitely do matter," O'Donnell said. "Stuff grows better in the summer, spring and summer are our best times for growing. Fall and winter time are a little bit tougher mostly because of lack of light. ... Basil, tomatoes, lettuce, greens, pea shoots, that's mostly what we do here year-round." Howard, the owner, said the grow-local push is a welcome development and something more and more growers are likely to tackle. "I definitely think it's a trend, the world has seen we need to produce our own food, but Maine is just cranking at it," he said.

Extension Association in Cumberland County announces annual meeting DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT The public is invited the 2011 annual meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Farming into the Future.” Herb Adams, instructor at Southern Maine Community College and former state of Maine Representative, will be speaking to "The His-


tory of Farming." Bob Lothrop, owner of Chasin' the Ring BBQ, will be speaking of his experience of attending the UMaine Extension “Recipe to Market” series and how it helped him in start his food related business. Again this year, participants will enjoy a unique dessert — the results of the Pie Bake-Off (complete with cash prizes).

Schools join Harvest Lunch Week Elementary students in the Portto procure and process local produce land Public Schools will enjoy Mainein season for consumption throughout grown foods as part of school lunch the school year, Turner reported. during Maine Harvest Lunch Week, Many Portland schools are particischeduled for Monday, Sept. 19 though pating in Maine Harvest Lunch by Friday, Sept. 23, according to Chanda growing food in their school gardens. Turner, school health coordinator for Longfellow and Portland Arts and Portland Public Schools. Technology High School (PATHS) Students at Longfellow Elementary grew potatoes that will be served as School will shuck corn on Sept. 20 part of Maine Harvest Lunch meals at 1:30 p.m. The corn from Belanger across the district. East End CommuFarm will be served as part of Maine nity School is harvesting greens and Harvest Lunch. other produce that will be included in Other items that will be featured in the school’s fruit and vegetable bar. Portland elementary school lunches Special activities during the week during the week include Wolfe’s Neck will include guest speakers from area Farm hamburgers, greens from Snell’s farms and school garden programs, and Jordan farms, cucumbers from the opportunity for students to try White Oak Farm, cherry tomatoes tasting local foods and a demonstrafrom Swango Farm, fresh haddock tion of a hoop house that can extend from Bristol Seafood, red potatoes the school garden growing season. from Mars Hill, apples from Ricker — Staff Report Orchard, garlic scapes, zucchini and tomatoes from the African Heritage Garden Program, beans from The Beanery, baked potatoes from Belfast and blueberries from Wyman’s. The Portland Public Schools has participated in Maine Harvest Lunch since 2008. In the past year, the district has increased the amount of local food incorporated into its school lunch menu with support from the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Obesity Grant. Grant funds have allowed the district to train staff and pur- Potatoes from Longfellow Elementary School are collected chase the equipment necessary for preparation. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

The public is invited to enter the bake-off and share a dessert. All recipes will become part of the UMaine Extension Cookbook. For directions, guidelines for the Pie Bake-off and more information go to cumberland/cumberland-county-extension-association-2/annual-meeting-2011. For more information on the annual meeting or the Extension Service, call 781-6099 or 1-800287-1471 or email extension.cumberland@


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By Holiday Mathis that knows this is right. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A battle to prove another person wrong is absolutely pointless. Equally pointless may be a battle to prove yourself right. The only fight worth fighting is a battle for change. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You feel like a dreamer with no direction. Practical action is what’s needed. Once you build up a body of work, your dream will gain clarity and your direction will be clear. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Broaden your horizons by talking to new people. Your circle of friends could use some fresh blood. You have excellent timing, too, and could gain access to someone who would usually be inaccessible. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Hard work, shrewd planning and an enthusiastic team do not automatically make the win. Luck must also shine on you. Today, it will, so hopefully you have the other elements firmly in place. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). In the long term, keeping secrets will be detrimental to a relationship. If you feel that something you know is going to come out eventually, it is better to bring it out now. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 17). Your efforts to make your environment (including your home and your physical self) attractive will pay off. Many will visit you, and your home will be a place of laughter and good times. New business pans out favorably in October and June. A journey at the end of the year will be eye-opening. Pisces and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 35, 42, 6 and 11.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll project a heightened version of yourself in order to make a strong impression. However, if you exaggerate or intimidate, the impression will not be a good one. There’s a fine line to walk. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can and will handle a daunting task. Break it down into smaller steps -- increments small enough to mentally work through one at a time. Do it in your mind first, and the real life version will go better. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There is a magic aura around the job at the top of the ladder. Consider that, in actuality, it may be the worst job of all, with the highest stress and the lowest payoff, but because it’s closer to the sun, it shimmers. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll find that your emotions are increasingly under your control. When you change what you do, this often changes how you feel. You’ll find a combination of actions that leads to a happy mood. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There’s a dignity about you that others can’t resist. They sense that there’s a well of self-acceptance inside you. Therefore, you have no reason to dip into another person’s supply in order to fill yourself up. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People seem overly comfortable sharing their opinions with you. You probably prefer that they keep their ideas to themselves, especially the ones that have to do with how you should live your life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You apply your efforts faithfully, meaning that even when there is no evidence that your hard work will pay off, you keep making the effort. There’s something inside you

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Saturday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2011. There are 105 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1911, Calbraith P. Rodgers set off from Sheepshead Bay, N.Y., aboard a Wright biplane in an attempt to become the first flier to travel the width of the United States. (The 49-day journey required 69 stops before Rodgers arrived in Pasadena, Calif., on Nov. 5.) On this date: In 1787, the Constitution of the United States was completed and signed by a majority of delegates attending the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. In 1862, Union forces fought Confederate invaders in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland; more than 3,600 men were killed. In 1908, Lt. Thomas E. Selfridge of the U.S. Army Signal Corps became the first person to die in the crash of a powered aircraft, the Wright Flyer, at Fort Myer, Va., just outside Washington, D.C. In 1947, James V. Forrestal was sworn in as the first U.S. Secretary of Defense. In 1961, Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 706, a Lockheed Electra, crashed after takeoff from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, killing all 37 people on board. In 1971, citing health reasons, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, 85, retired. (Black, who was succeeded by Lewis F. Powell Jr., died eight days after making his announcement.) In 1978, after meeting at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat signed a framework for a peace treaty. In 1991, the U.N. General Assembly opened its 46th session, welcoming new members Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, North and South Korea, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia. One year ago: A scientist and his wife who once worked at a top-secret U.S. nuclear laboratory were arrested and charged with conspiracy to help develop a nuclear weapon for Venezuela. Today’s Birthdays: Actor David Huddleston is 81. Singer LaMonte McLemore is 76. Singer Fee Waybill is 61. Actress Cassandra Peterson is 60. Comedian Rita Rudner is 58. Muppeteer Kevin Clash is 51. Singer BeBe Winans is 49. Actor Kyle Chandler is 46. Director-producer Bryan Singer is 46. Rock musician Keith Flint is 42. Actor Matthew Settle is 42. Actor Felix Solis is 40. Rock singer Anastacia is 38. Rhythmand-blues singer Marcus Sanders is 38. Actress-singer Nona Gaye is 37. Singeractor Constantine Maroulis is 36. NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson is 36. Country singersongwriter Stephen Cochran is 32. Rock musician Chuck Comeau is 32. Actor Billy Miller is 32. Country singer Desi Wasdin is 28. Rock musician Jon Walker is 26.




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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: My husband and his brother, “Sam,” are both in their 50s. My mother-in-law thinks Sam is “the golden child.” He and his wife receive the best gifts, and we get whatever trash she can put her hands on. She gives my sisterin-law all the best jewelry, and I get cheap junk. She recently told me that for my birthday, she was sending a blouse that she bought for herself, wore a few times and now doesn’t care for. I don’t know what to say to her when she does these things. My main concern is how it makes my husband feel. When he tries to visit, she tells him not to bother, that she doesn’t need to see him. But when Sam visits, she runs out and gets her hair and nails done and stocks the house with all of his favorite things. My husband deals with it by lowering his expectations, but I find it more difficult to handle. We will no longer spend holidays with his family, because our last Christmas was so painful. My sister-in-law received enough sapphires and diamonds for a ring, bracelet and earrings. I got a used mood ring. She gave each of her sons a family memento, but she told my husband he could only look at his and then needed to give it to his brother. I think she has a sick obsession with my brother-in-law, and of course, he doesn’t see the problem. My husband has told her he doesn’t appreciate how she treats us, but she doesn’t care. She has also made it clear that she’d like my husband to get back together with his ex-wife. (That will never happen.) I don’t care if I never see my in-laws again, but I want my husband to feel loved by his mother. Is there anything I can say or do to make her understand how hurtful her behavior is? -- Sad Wife Dear Wife: Probably not. As much as it hurts, you need to let your husband handle this as he chooses. The best you can

do is be supportive. Don’t harp on how unfair and unloving Mom is. That will only add to his pain. Instead, show him how much he is loved in his own home, and treat the rest with as light a touch as possible. Dear Annie: My 40-year-old daughter and her two young children live with me. Her husband is in and out of prison, and she relies on me to help. I also have an 18-year-old daughter with a baby living under my roof, not to mention a third daughter who is visiting for a month with her five kids. I’m fed up and want to be left alone. I plan to sell my home, move to a senior apartment and maybe travel. I don’t want them to follow me. I think that is the only way to get rid of them. I assure you, they will never leave on their own. Am I obligated to provide child care and housing forever? -- Debbie Dear Debbie: Of course not. Let the kids know you are selling the house and moving into a much smaller place and they will have to find their own housing arrangements. We hope you enjoy your travels. It sounds like you deserve a break. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Up a Creek,” whose friend, “Bob,” struggles with alcoholism. “Creek” suspects unresolved mental health issues, and you acknowledged that this could be true. We have an adult son who went through years of rehab, AA, arrests, counseling, you name it. It started when he was 18, and it got continuously worse until his mother and I finally got educated enough on bipolar disorders to help him get the treatment he should have received much earlier. Please tell “Creek” to get in touch with the National Alliance on Mental Illness ( at 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800950-6264). -- N.

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Saturday, Sept. 17 Quimby Colony $5 meal 9 a.m. to noon. Quimby Colony, 769 Congress St., Portland, features an event by Slow Food Portland and Jonah Fertig of Local Sprouts: a $5 meal. “We’ll be gathering at Quimby Colony’s (located in the old Roma Restaurant) new renovated kitchen facility, everyone will put $5 into a spending pool, we’ll walk down to the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Deering Oaks Park, buy locally grown ingredients, and then come back and together cook a delicious $5 lunch for everyone. Jonah Fertig of Local Sprouts Cooperative and Cafe will lead the market shopping expedition and lunch preparation.”

Maine Buddy Program Training at the Cancer Community Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Cancer Community Center seeks cancer survivors and co-survivors (partners, parents, and family members of cancer patients as well as those who have lost a loved one to cancer) who would like to use their own experience to help others. The Center is offering a Maine Buddy Program Training at the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St. in South Portland. Lunch will be provided and pre-registration is required. Cancer survivors and co-survivors should be at least six months out of their own cancer experience or loss in order to be trained to be a Maine Buddy. Pre-registration for this training is required. To learn more about this training or ways to become involved with the Maine Buddy Program, contact Jani Darak-Druck at 774-2200 or

PRLT Annual Meeting & Outdoor Family Walk 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Presumpscot Regional Land Trust will host a program from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; guided walk begins at 11:15 a.m. at Randall Orchards, 1 Randall Road, Standish. From 9 a.m. to 9:45, a.m., refreshments, introductory presentation, PRLT business meeting; 9:45 a.m. to 10 a.m., overview of PRLT programs in 2011-2012; 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Randall Orchard Protection Effort Presentation; 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m., Q&A; 11 a.m., refreshments; 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., guided walk on the Randall property. Apple picking and farmstand will be open. Cider and baked goods will be served. “Come enjoy this beautiful property with others in your community. Learn about this conservation effort in Standish and Gorham. FMI: contact Tania at”

The 65 Roses 5K is a second annual 5K race to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event is Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8:15 a.m. for a half-mile kids’ run and 9 a.m. for the adults’ event. Participants will gather on Cutter Street on the East End. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Mad Horse Theatre Family Fun Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mad Horse Theatre Company is putting out a call for crafters for a Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St., South Portland. The event will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. There is a large, recently paved parking lot surrounding the entire facility, and we will also have food, games, and facepainting and special fx makeup booths for kids and adults alike. The charge to participate is $25, and participants provide their own tables and displays.

Chair Taping Workshop 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Shakers pioneered the use of cloth tape for chair/stool seating and visitors can learn the same traditional method at a Chair Taping Workshop to be held at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Fee: $35. Pre-registration required. 926-4597,

Open Lighthouse Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The third annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day will take place, rain or shine, with many of the state’s coastal, island and river lighthouses planning to welcome the public. “Eighteen thousand people visited 25 open light stations during last year’s event, and 5,000 people climbed up light towers for the lantern room view. The event is coordinated by the U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation. It is the largest event of its kind in the country. Maine lighthouse fans can learn about participating lights and share their Lighthouse Day plans on the new event Facebook page at” Most lighthouses will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guided or self-guided tours of keeper’s houses and light towers. Some light stations will have limited accessibility or special restrictions. For details about visitor hours, fees, activities and transportation to each participating lighthouse, visit or contact the friends group of an individual light.

13th annual Fall in the Village Art Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ”View the works of talented artists from Maine and New England ... ... all in the artistic setting of a historical coastal Maine village.” Live music showcased on the L.L. Bean Discovery Park Stage all day. Discovery Park on the L.L. Bean campus.

Fourth Annual Touch a Truck 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Gateway Shoppes at Scarborough will host the Fourth Annual Touch a Truck to benefit

the Maine Chapter of the March of Dimes. Join hundreds of local families as they experience a variety of exciting vehicles from around the region. Dump trucks, racecars, fire trucks and classic cars are just a few of many types of vehicles that will be at the event. The event will be held at the The Gateway Shoppes at Scarborough, (Exit 42 off the Maine Turnpike and home of Cabela’s) rain or shine. Touch a Truck, sponsored by Hannaford, AAA Northern New England, The Maroon Group LLC, and Bill Dodge Auto Group, gives children the opportunity to touch, sit in and experience these awesome vehicles up close and personally. Admission is $5 per person and free for children under the age of 2. Funds will directly benefit the March of Dimes. Children will not be admitted without an adult. In addition, Touch-A-Truck will feature children’s entertainment, raffles, and refreshments.

Third Annual Family Jamboree in Wells 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Third Annual Falmily Jamboree is sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Commerce. Come join the family fun at the Spiller Farm. There will be hayrides, music, farm games, apple pickin’, food, crafters, kids area and more. Spriller Farm, 1054 Branch Road (Route 9A) Wells.

St. Dominic’s Reunion at Maine Irish Heritage Center noon to 4 p.m. St. Dominic’s Reunion at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland. Buffet served at 1 p.m. “This will be a great opportunity to see former classmates, parishioners, and share your memories All are welcomed. To reserve your place at $25 each send check made payable to: St. Dominic’s Reunion/MIHC, P.O. Box 7588, Portland, ME 04112.”

Auditions for ‘The Wandering Beggar’ 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. An original adaptation of Solomon Simon’s ”The Wandering Beggar” or “The Adventures of Simple Schmerel” on Sept. 17 and 18 at the Acorn Studios, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 90 Bridge St. in Westbrook. Performance date Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-Dec.18. There is a stipend for actors. To audition, sign up at www.acorn-productions. org or call 854-0065 for an audition appointment.

‘The Princess of Montpensier’ 2 p.m. “In ‘The Princess of Montpensier,’ acclaimed filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier directs a spectacular cast in a riveting, lush romantic drama set in the high courts of 16thcentury France. Against the backdrop of the savage Catholic/Protestant wars, Marie de Mézières (Mélanie Thierry), a beautiful young aristocrat, finds herself married to a young

prince (Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Love Songs) she does not love, haunted by a rakish suitor (Gaspard Ulliel, A Very Long Engagement) from her childhood, and advised by an aging nobleman (Lambert Wilson, Of Gods and Men) harboring his own forbidden desire for her. The Princess of Montpensier must struggle passionately to stay alive in the intrigue of this corrupt political and romantic web of duty, passion, religion, and war. In French with English subtitles.” Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art. Also Sunday at 2 p.m.

Walk for Chiari awareness in Payson Park 2 p.m. Walk to raise money for research and awareness of Chiari to be held in Payson Park. Join the annual walk for Chiari Malformation to raise money for research and awareness. Chiari Malformation (Arnold-Chiari) is a serious neurological disorder where the bottom part of the brain, the cerebellum, descends out of the skull and crowds the spinal cord, putting pressure on both the brain and spine and causing many symptoms, causing many misdiagnoses. For info phone 829-6361.

2011 Portland Museum of Art Auction 5 p.m. Portland Museum of Art. Doors open at 5 p.m. Silent Auction and Cocktail Party: $75. Live Auction and Dinner: $125 (ticket includes admission to Silent Auction as well). At the PMA. “The evening will feature a Live Auction of 20 extraordinary items with Auctioneer Tom Saturley and a Silent Auction of 200 fabulous items from categories such as Art, Dining and Edibles, Jewelry, Home & Garden, Excursions and Entertainment, and Antiques and Collectibles.”

Moon Festival 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine will hold its annual Moon Festival, Woodford’s Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St. (off Forest Avenue/Route 302); potluck dinner (please bring a dish to share). Moon cakes tasting Guzheng music, songs and recital of poems with a moon’s theme (performers welcome).

Lucid’s One Year Celebration and Open House 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, celebrates one year on Baxter Boulevard. “Stop by Lucid Stage’s Open House tonight and help us celebrate our first year in business! Free admission, tours, and live entertainment!” see next page

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‘Art’ at Freeport Factory Stage 7:30 p.m. “Art,” written by celebrated French playwright Yasmina Reza and 1999 Tony Award winner for best play. A story about three men whose friendship is tested when one of them purchases an expensive work of abstract art. Featuring Chris Newcomb, Joe McGrann and local favorite James Noel Hoban under agreement with Actors’ Equity. Performances run through Sunday, Oct. 2, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and one matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2. Tickets are $15/$12 seniors and students and are available through our website:, 865-5505. The Freeport Factory Stage is located at 5 Depot St., downtown Freeport, one block east of L.L. Bean.

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7:30 p.m. Naya’s Trance celebrates its 10th Anniversary. At the St. Lawrence Arts Center. Special guest include The Raq-ettes and Mira! Including special performances from Naya’s Trance alumni, Adira, Rosa Noreen, Alanna Rich, Moira, Brigitte Paulus and Cara Wilson. For more information on this specific show or the performers please visit:

Playing For Change — Playing For Maine 9 p.m. The Playing For Change — Playing For Maine event will take place at The Big Easy, 55 Market St., Portland, and features performances by Toussaint Liberator: Defender of Roots, Protector of Soul, Portland’s own The Beat Horizon, MAMM students, The OxyMorons, and MAMM Instructor and local beatboxer, Chas Lester. Doors open at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 adult/$8 atudents and are for sale at Bull Moose Music stores. Ticket proceeds will benefit The Maine Academy of Modern Music and The Playing For Change Foundation. “The Playing For Change Foundation ( is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating positive social change through music education.”

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1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Second annual Apple Festival at the First Congregational Church at 3 Gray Road, North Yarmouth. Phone: 829-3644.

P.E.E.R. Awards 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, presents the First Annual P.E.E.R awards, recognizing outstanding theatrical contribution in Greater Portland. “If you have been involved in the making of professional theater in the Greater Portland area sometime in September 2010 to September 2011, consider yourself and/or your show nominated. ... This gala event’s purpose is to recognize Greater Portland’s Professional Theater Community. The event is open to all members of that theater community … so spread the word!”

Monday, Sept. 19

Wine Wise Sail 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Casablanca, 18 Custom House Wharf, Portland, offers a sailing trip and wine education class rolled into one. Tickets are $50. To make reservations or for more information visit

Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club 3 p.m. The first concert for the season of the Portland Rossini Club will be held. The 141st season of public concerts is being held at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Parking is available behind the church and can be accessed from Park Street. The first performance of the Portland Rossini Club’s 2011 season is a program celebrating the bicentennial of Franz Liszt: 1811-1886. Suggested donation for admission supports the club’s piano

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7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to Oct. 2, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Preview performance Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Comedy by Larry Shue. Characters in a small Southern town must deal with a stranger who (they think) knows no English. Nonstop hilarity and a wildly funny climax in which the “bad guys” are bamboozled and the “good guys” emerge triumphant. Advance tickets available online at or at Freeport Community Center Thrift Store, 43 Depot St., during their regular business hours. FMI: or 865-2220. Freeport Performing Arts Center also announces auditions for WFCP Home Time Radio Hour, Sept. 25 and 26, 6:30 p.m., Freeport Middle School, 19 Kendall Lane, Freeport. Roles for singers and actors in this old-time radio variety show. or 865-2220

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Looking to Latin America to Save Ourselves 7 p.m. Peace Action Maine will host Lisa Sullivan, coordinator for the School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) Latin America Project. “Sullivan will share insights on how people in the U.S. may learn from the people of Latin America as they have struggled with political, economic, military, and social exploitation. While media attention in the U.S. has been focused on the Middle East and North Africa, enormous changes have been happening in Latin America. There, ten countries have elected progressive presidents over the past ten years, launching creative initiatives that have slashed poverty rates, dramatically raised educational levels and galvanized citizen participation. ... The School of Americas Watch is an independent organization that seeks to close the U.S. Army School of the Americas, through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work. Its goal is to connect grass roots movements in the US and Latin America, to organize and facilitate delegations which will contribute information and logistical support to human rights campaigns in Latin America.”

Angus King at SPACE 7 p.m. “The day after he left office in 2003, Angus King took to open road for almost six months with his family in a 40-foot RV, criss-crossing the country. The former Governor takes the stage at SPACE to discuss his new book ‘Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America’ and to share his experiences in and out of office.”

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5:30 p.m. “Join us for an evening of exquisite food and wine, silent and live auctions, and delectable desserts and coffee served onstage at Merrill Auditorium. Sample delights from Maine’s finest restaurants while bidding on a selection of unique and exciting items. Proceeds benefit Ovations Offstage, our community-based arts programs.” 773.3150

‘Farm to Table’ dinner 7 p.m. Twenty Milk Street, at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa, is taking “Farm to Table” to the next level. The Regency supports its own family farm, located in Cumberland, Maine, which will supply the restaurant and hotel with fresh eggs, and Piedmontese beef. Twenty Milk Street will be introducing new, premium steaks that have fewer calories and fat, as well as more protein, than chicken, turkey, or salmon. “That night, we will have our presentation dinner hosted by Layne Witherell. We will be serving wine to complement the dishes, including one of Italy’s finest wines, Gaja Barbaresco. The cost of the Farm to Table dinner is $150 per person, including tax and gratuity.“

Film event: Doxita 4: Inside/Outside 7:30 p.m. The film festival doxita is a traveling festival of documentary films that are under 40 minutes in length. The program represents a wide variety of documentary — domestic and foreign, super-short and longer format, serious and funny. It is designed to profile the great content and artistic vision that non-fiction short films provide, but that people don’t often get a chance to see. SPACE Gallery.

ing is Sept. 21 (Bayside, East Bayside, Munjoy Hill and Cliff Island), Merrill Rehearsal Hall, Myrtle Street; District 2 meeting (West End, Parkside, and St. John Valley) is Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Reiche School and Community Center, 166 Brackett St.; District 3 meeting (Libbytown) is Monday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at West School, 57 Douglass St. For more information about these meetings or CDBG programs, contact Amy Grommes Pulaski, HCD Program Manager at 874-8731, or

2011 Cumberland County Extension Association annual meeting 6 p.m. The public is invited the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association to be held at the University of Maine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Farming into the Future.” “Herb Adams, Instructor at Southern Maine Community College and former state of Maine Representative, will be speaking to ‘The History of Farming.’ Bob Lothrop, Owner of Chasin’ the Ring BBQ, will be speaking of his experience of attending the UMaine Extension “Recipe to Market” series and how it helped him in start his food related business. Again this year, we will enjoy a very unique dessert — the results of the Pie Bake-Off (complete with cash prizes)! Do you have a favorite pie recipe? We invite you to enter the bake-off and share your scrumptious dessert! All recipes will become part of our UMaine Extension Cookbook.” For directions, guidelines for the Pie Bake-off and more information go to

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6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Acorn Productions begins its 2011-12 season of programming for the community with a pair of free offerings for adults and kids at the company’s studios in Dana Warp Mill in Westbrook. The adult sessions will be held on Monday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Two sessions for kids also take place on Monday, Sept. 19 and Thursday, Sept. 22 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. All of Acorn’s free workshops are taught by Producing Director Michael Levine, and they are designed to provide beginning and continuing actors with an introduction to the actor’s craft, as well as a sense of what transpires during a full-length acting class. Students in the workshops participate in a series of acting games and theater exercises that will introduce them to many common acting terms. No experience necessary, but pre-registration is required. Interested students may sign up on line at or call Acorn’s business office at 854-0065. The Acorn Acting Academy starts its fall session of eight-week classes for kids and adults the week of Sept. 26.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 Free Seminar — Smart Choices In Retirement 10 a.m. Seminar hosted by Seth Cheikin, AAMS, Financial Advisor. During the seminar, participants will learn 10 principles to help them make their money last in retirement, with the goal of providing a stable, steady retirement income. At Edward Jones, 251 U. S. Rt. 1, Falmouth Shopping Center, second floor, Falmouth on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m., Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. To reserve your place, call Carole Vreeland at 781-5057.

Civic Center Finance Committee Meeting noon. Cumberland County Civic Center finance committee meeting, agenda items include proposed FY2012 Operating Budget, FY2012 Capital Budget, Proposed County Warrant and suggestions for closing budget gap.


9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The office of U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, will hold office hours in the towns of Gray and New Gloucester. Office outreach hours are an opportunity for area residents to meet directly with a staff representative to discuss legislative issues or any concerns regarding federal government agencies, such as Social Security, Veterans’ Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service. An appointment is not necessary. For more information, please call Senator Snowe’s Portland Office at 874-0883 to speak with a representative. Hours are as follows: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Gray Town Hall, 24 Main St., Gray. 11 a.m. to noon. — New Gloucester Town Hall, 385 Intervale Road, New Gloucester.

Deena R. Weinstein: Good Yom Tov! 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Storytelling with Deena R. Weinstein: Good Yom Tov! “In honor of the upcoming High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Repentance and Memorial Service), we will have special guests Ed Schwartz and Denise Dreher. Ed is a writer and Denise will be reading a Midrash (Talmudic inquiry) that takes place in 19th century Europe, Chicken Salad (a wife’s lament to her late husband), and Cookie Nathanson (a young girl’s remembrance of an older ‘friend’ in the Catskills.) I will share the memorial story of my mother and the butterfly. “ Dobra Tea, 151 Middle St.

Community Development Block Grant meetings 6 p.m. The city of Portland receives approximately $1.9 million annually of federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for urban planning, development and social service needs in Portland Districts 1, 2 and 3. City Councilors Kevin Donoghue (District 1), Dave Marshall (District 2) and Ed Suslovic (District 3) and city staff are seeking input and feedback from residents about CDBG funding at work in their community at a series of public meetings next month. District 1 meet-

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noon to 2 p.m. “U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is hosting a free workshop ... at 494 Congress St. in Portland to guide attendees through all of the features and functions of the company’s Android-powered, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices that can enhance their lives. Associates will answer questions and demonstrate common features such as e-mail access, web browsing, calendar synchronization, browsing for apps and how the device can be personalized to fit their lifestyles.” The Device Workshops are open to current smartphone owners, as well as those interested in upgrading to a smartphone. Attendees do not have to be a U.S. Cellular customer. All smartphone accessories will be 25 percent off. 772-7740. see next page

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For every large sub you purchase during the week of September 11th thru 17th, Anania’s will donate 50 cents of the price to the Wounded Warrior Project. So join Anania’s and support our wounded heroes, and pitch in with us to welcome them home.

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Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Leadership Awards 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Portland Regional Chamber announces its Annual Dinner and Leadership Awards at Holiday Inn By The Bay, 88 Spring St. “The winner of this year’s Henri A. Benoit Award for Leadership in the Private Sector is Merton G. Henry of the law firm Jensen, Baird, Gardner & Henry. Among his many community activities, Mr. Henry has been a Trustee of Maine Medical Center, the Portland Museum of Art, and Bowdoin College, served as Chairman of the Portland School Committee, and was a long-time advisor to Senator Margaret Chase Smith. The Neal W. Allen Award, for Leadership in the Public Sector, will be presented to former Portland City Manager Joe Gray. Mr. Gray worked for more than 40 years in city government, the last 10 years as City Manager. He retired in February of this year. For Economic Development, the Robert R. Masterton Award will go to Mike Dubyak, President and CEO of Wright Express. Mr. Dubyak has spent almost 20 years building the company and driving the strategic plans, infrastructure and operating philosophies that guide the company’s success and contribute to the region’s economic growth. The President’s Award will be presented to Josh Broder, President of Tilson Technology Management, an independent information technology project management company. Mr. Broder is responsible for strategy, leadership, and business development for the company and has led growth throughout the North American market. We will also be announcing the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year Winner.”

‘Martinis and Art’ 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Martinis and Art,” an annual art raffle to benefit Maine cancer patients will be held at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on Commercial Street in Portland. The centerpiece of the evening will be an art raffle where lucky event ticket holders will win pieces from top regional artists. Those attending will be treated to a night of food, drinks, music by jazz piano trio Standard Issue, and great art. Bob Crowley, Maine resident and winner of Survivor: Gabon in 2008, is the event’s Master of Ceremonies. Tickets can be purchased by calling the American Cancer Society at 373-3700, and press option 3. The cost is $85 each for event admission and includes one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased at the event for $40 each or three for $100.

Girl Scout Dropout launch party 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Girl Scout Dropout launch party at Grace Restaurant in Portland. The event will take place in the basement of the renovated church, now high-end restaurant, Grace. “Girl Scout Dropout is a newly launched community for women (and men) who embrace their rebellious spirits and celebrate the fact that their personal ‘rules’ do not coincide with the guidelines that have been laid out by society. Sandi Amorello’s Girl Scout Dropout community for alternative-thinking women (and men) of all ages was created to support the Irreverent Widow Project, a combined art exhibit, website and blog that supports women suffering through a variety of life’s perils. ‘This party is not for

Liz McMahon is co-artistic director at Lucid Stage, a nonprofit arts center located at 29 Baxter Blvd. Today, Lucid Stage will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Baxter Boulevard. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) the faint of heart,’ said Sandi. ‘Girl Scout Dropout is about like-minded women who celebrate their independence and share experiences with their senses of humor firmly intact. That’s why we decided to hold our launch party in the basement of a renovated church that is now a great restaurant in Portland because Girl Scout Dropouts do drink in church basements.’ On Sept. 22, women (and men) everywhere who believe in the GSD philosophy or who want to learn more about the quirky community won’t want to miss this event! There will be a complimentary glass of wine for all attendees and light hors d‘oeuvres will be served. Prizes and giveways will be available and there is no charge to attend. Part of the proceeds from any GSD merchandise sales will go to the Irreverent Widow Project to help people who are dealing with a loss or a difficult time in their life. Anyone interested in joining the GSD community can do so for free online at

SheSpeaks at Mayo Street 6:30 p.m. “An evening of storytelling that explores the many ways we honor ourselves as women. Guest Speakers Jeanne Thompson, Shay Stewart Bouley, Jessica Esch, Monique Barrett, and Karen Wyman will offer perspective, and inspiration on the topic of ‘honoring.’” Mayo Street Arts Center. Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door. www.

2011 Visiting Writing Series at UMF 7:30 p.m. The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will open its fall 2011 Visiting Writing Series with a reading by awardwinning poet Nikky Finney. She will read from her work in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a signing by the author. A nationally recognized poet and author of four collections of poetry, Finney has been critically acclaimed as “one of the most eloquent, urgent, fearless and necessary poets writing in America today.”

Maine Women Write’s Inaugural Event 7:30 p.m. Maine Women Write celebrates seven new women authors from Maine. Writers Sarah Braunstein, Susan Conley, Melissa Coleman, Elizabeth Miles, Shonna Milliken, Liza Bakewell and Caitlin Shetterly will present their new books in a collage of five-minute presentations of pithy passages followed by an open discussion with the audience. Hosted by MPBN’s Susan Sharon and MWPA’s Sibyl Masquelier. Maine Women Write was founded in 2011 by Lisa Bowe, Liza Bakewell and Caitlin Shetterly with a mission to celebrate and promote the works of Maine women authors. SPACE Gallery. For more information, visit Maine Women Write on Facebook.

The Portland Daily Sun, Saturday, September 17, 2011  

The Portland Daily Sun, Saturday, September 17, 2011

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