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City offi cials have delayed the installation of nearly 20 electronic parking meters until next spring while a federal investigation into meter supplier Cale Parking Systems USA unfolds. For now, the city hasn’t severed ties with Cale but a spokesperson said that decision could come within the next month or so. “We fully intend to have an installation

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The city has also notifi ed Cale (pronounced Kah-lay) that its $200,000 contract — which was never signed — is under review. see PARKING page 6

Westbrook eatery accused of hiring illegal immigrants BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

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A Westbrook man and his brother accused of harboring and employing illegal immigrants were arrested Wednesday by federal agents. Guillermo Fuentes, an owner of Westbrook’s Fajita Grill, and Hector Fuentes, of

Waterville, were charged Wednesday following an investigation that stretches back to 2008, according to court documents. They are accused of hiring illegal immigrants to work at the Westbrook restaurant — and two others owned by Hector Fuentes in Waterville and Biddeford — and allowing up to eight workers to live in

the basement of the Fajita Grill, located at 857 Main St. “Guillermo Fuentes and Hector Fuentes lived in the basement with the workers for about one and a half months following the opening of the restaurant,” reads the criminal complaint filed in U.S. see ILLEGAL page 12

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Purchase of $400 billion: Fed moves on long-term interest rates to spur growth BY BINYAMIN APPELBAUM THE NEW YORK TIMES

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve announced a new plan Wednesday to stimulate growth by purchasing $400 billion in long-term Treasury securities with proceeds from the sale of short-term government debt, defying Republican demands to rIn extending its campaign of novel efforts to shake the economy from its torpor, the Fed said that it was responding to evidence that there was a clear need for help. “Growth remains slow. Recent indicators point to continuing weakness in overall labor market conditions and the unemployment rate remains elevated,” the Fed said in a statement that listed its reasons for worry about the anemic condition of the American economy. “Household spending has been increasing at only a modest pace in recent months.” The central bank said in a statement that the program was aimed at reducing the cost of borrowing for businesses and consumers, including the cost of mortgage loans. It hopes that the lower rates will encourage companies to build new factories and hire more workers, and consumers to start spending again on homes and cars and clothes and vacations. Specifi cally, the Fed said that by June 2012 it would sell $400 billion in Treasury securities with remaining maturities of less than three years and purchase roughly the same amount of securities with maturities longer than six years. It said the result would move the average maturity of the bonds it holds to about 100

months from 75 months. In the bond market Wednesday, the yield on 10-year Treasury notes did indeed fall after the announcement, to a new low of about 1.87 percent from 1.94 percent, while the 30-year bond yield dropped to 3.01 percent from 3.20 percent. Wall Street’s major stock indexes closed down more than 2 percent. Separately, the Fed said it would resume direct efforts to help the mortgage market by reinvesting the proceeds of its existing investments in mortgage-backed securities into new mortgage-backed securities, rather than putting the money in Treasuries. Three members of the Fed’s 10-member policy-making committee dissented from the decision: Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; and Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The members were the same who opposed the Fed plan announced in August to hold shortterm interest rates near zero until at least 2013. The new effort is an experiment without a direct precedent, although the Fed tried something similar in the 1960s. Essentially, by shifting its money into riskier investments, the Fed hopes to drive down rates without expanding the size of its portfolio, as it has done twice in recent years. By reducing the supply of long-term Treasuries, the Fed intends to force investors to accept lower rates of return on a wide range of riskier investments.

Economists project that the effort could reduce interest rates by a few tenths of a percentage point, a signifi cant increment when multiplied by the vast extent of borrowing. The forecasting fi rm Macroeconomic Advisers estimated in advance of the Fed’s announcement — based on its best guess about the details of such a program — that the Fed’s efforts could add about 0.4 percentage points to economic output and create about 350,000 jobs. The Fed already is engaged in an enormous effort to stimulate growth. The central bank has held short-term interest rates near zero since December 2008. To further reduce long-term rates, it has amassed more than $2 trillion in government debt and mortgage-backed securities. And the Fed announced after the most recent meeting of its policy-making committee in August that it intended to hold short-term interest rates near zero until at least the middle of 2013. The Fed had previously said only that it would maintain rates near zero for an “extended period,” and a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that the change in language had a significant impact. Specifically, by convincing investors that short-term rates would remain low, the Fed succeeded in lowering long-term rates — which are based in large part on expectations about the level of short-term rates throughout the longer period. Rates on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, for example, declined by about 0.20 percentage points, the study found.

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BY MATTHEW ARCO THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

Human remains in the woods off of St. John's Street were discovered early Wednesday morning after going unnoticed for several weeks, police said. The Portland Police Department and the state medical examiner were investigating the cause of death of the person whose identity was not being released Wednesday afternoon. A pair of people walking along the railroad tracks in the 500 block of St. John's Street discovered the remains at about 2 a.m. Police were called to the wooded area near a footpath behind duplexes, police said. "There's nothing right now that

leads us to believe that it's suspicious," said Lt. Gary Rogers, a police spokesman. "At this point, we don't necessarily know whether this is suspicious or not." Officials thought they could identify the deceased by early Wednesday afternoon, but declined to release a name until the state medical examiner could "make a positive identification," Rogers said. He said people, including homeless, are known to walk along the tracks — though the scene didn't appear to be a camp site or shelter area. Rogers said that based on the information police obtained, he did not think that the individual will be among the city's missing persons.

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Christoper Robert Grasse, 68 Christopher passed to the other shore on Friday, July 16, 2011 after a courageous struggle with cancer. Christopher was born July 1, 1943, in Portland; he was predeceased by his father Robert Grasse and his mother Frances Grasse who was a well known piano teacher. Christopher graduated from South Portland High School and followed up with a post graduated year at North Yarmouth Academy. Christopher opened a photographic portrait studio in 1967 on Exchange Street where it grew in popularity with many families in Maine as the photographer to go to for family portraits, weddings and personal portfolios. Christopher did photo shoots that sent women to Vogue, Paris and Hollywood. In 1971 the studio was vandalized and burglarized severely, compelling Christopher to close it that year. After that, he loved working on shipboard with the late ship captain Rodney Ross. He was an enthusiastic cyclist and swimmer who loved animals, swimming and hiking enjoying 40 summers on Little Sebago Lake. He undertook a project of collecting old computers, fixing them and giving them away for free to poor families with school age children who could not afford buying them for their childrens education.

himself for those less fortunate and in need giving his last dime to the hungry and down trodden. Born a child prodigy with a high IQ and the ability to play on piano and church organ the masters by ear, and a bona fi de clairvoyant, he spread his wonderful sense of humor and love of humanity to all that met him and always helping those less fortunate among us and asking nothing in return he will be sorely missed by thousands in the State of Maine for his love and kindness to

all he met. He is survived by his half sister Mrs. Henry Green of Port Orange, Florida and his life partner of fi fty years Edward T. Richardson Jr. Esq of South Portland. In lieu of fl owers donations can be made to the Preble Street Resource Center, 5 Portland St., Portland, ME 04101. A gathering of Friends will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at the E. Hobbs Hospitality Center, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

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Are we going to roll up our sleeves or limp on? It becomes clearer every week that our country faces a big choice: We can either have a hard decade or a bad century. We can either roll up our sleeves and do what’s needed to overcome our post-cold war excesses and adapt to the demands of the 21st century or we can just keep limping into the future. Given those stark choices, one would hope that our politicians would rise to the challenge by putting forth fair and credible recovery proposals that match the scale of our debt problem and contain the three elements that any serious plan must have: spending cuts, increases in revenues and investments in the sources of our strength. But that, alas, is not what we’re getting, which is why there remains an opening for an independent Third ––––– Party candidate in the 2012 The New York campaign. Times The Republicans have come nowhere near rising to our three-part challenge because the G.O.P. is no longer a “conservative” party, offering a conservative formula for American renewal. The G.O.P. has been captured by a radical antitax wing, and the party’s leaders are too afraid to challenge it. What would real conservatives be offering now? They would understand, as President Eisenhower did, that at this crucial hinge in our history we cannot just be about cutting. We also need to be investing in the sources of our greatness: infrastructure, education, immigration and government-funded research. Real conservatives would understand that you cannot just shred the New Deal social safety nets, which are precisely what enable the public to tolerate freewheeling capitalism, with its brutal ups and downs. Real conservatives would understand that we cannot maintain our vital defense budget without an appropriate tax base. Real conservatives would understand that we can simplify the tax code, get rid of all the special-interest giveaways and raise revenues at the same time. Real conservatives would never cut taxes and add a new Medicare entitlement in the middle of two wars. And real conservatives would understand that the Tea Party has become the Tea Kettle Party. It is people in real distress about our predicament letting off steam by trying to indiscriminately cut everywhere. But steam with-

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Don’t let creative economy grow stagnant or get stifl ed “Creative economy” has become the mantra of the mayoral campaign, a vein of gold that we strike merely by uttering the words. Even our most stodgy City Hall bureaucrats and Chamber of Commerce boosters are catching on. As someone who appreciates creativity and interesting artistic expression, I should feel encouraged to see the city and its leaders validate and champion creative the creative values I care about. So why does all the hype and salesmanship around the creative economy idea only fill me with dread? Probably because there’s no surer way to kill real creativity than by commodifying, hyping, and relentlessly marketing how “creative” we think we are. Gregory Souza gets it spot-on in this month’s Bollard when he laments the big new concert hall that’s been proposed to replace his low-rent practice space on Thompson’s Point, “home to many fruitful chance encounters with musicians.” The new arena and concert hall “is not going to bring fresh air into our creative community,” he promises. “It’ll just siphon money to... MTV-approved bands from away.”

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Daily Sun Columnist Meanwhile, in my own neighborhood at the base of Munjoy Hill, the billionaire hedge-fund manager Donald Sussman is looking to spruce up the buildings he’s bought near his Hampshire Street apartment. Details are sketchy, but it’s being pitched as an “arts-focused” development. “The idea is we want artists to be able to afford to live here,” said Tom Federle, a lawyer working as Sussman’s gofer on the project, in a recent story in the Portland Forecaster. Hampshire Street today is not particularly pretty, and it doesn’t have a lot of yuppie amenities. At one end is Sangillo’s, the city’s friendliest dive bar; at the other is the day-labor agency. It’s one of the rare neighborhoods that survived the ravages of 1970s urban renewal, and it feels to me like an authentic scrap of working-class Portland, a place that reflects the best characteristics of our city’s egalitarianism: the kind of place

where fi shermen can get drunk with their friends across the street from the billionaire’s house, and immigrants can live within walking distance of downtown jobs. In other words, Hampshire Street is still a place where creative people can still interact with people from different walks of life, and thereby stimulate the creative process with new ways of looking at the world. If we turn Hampshire Street into a polished new dormitory for “artists,” we’ll be kicking out the people who make the neighborhood authentic. Then there’s the irony of having a billionaire hedge fund manager and his attorney (both of whom, it hardly needs to be said, are solidly embedded in the state’s political machines) as cultivators of “creativity,” which is inherently antiestablishment. What kind of an artist would let a hedge fund manager dictate to us the forms of our creative spaces, much less the forms of the neighborhoods we call home? Isn’t real art supposed to challenge wealth and power and remake the world — or at least our ways of looking at the world — according to its own idealistic terms? Would real artists be welcomed on the see MILNEIL page 5


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At this crucial hinge in our history we cannot just be about cutting FRIEDMAN from page 4

out an engine — without a strategic plan for American greatness based on spending cuts, tax reform and investments in tomorrow — will take us nowhere. Countries that don’t invest in the future tend to not do well there. Real conservatives know that. I’ve argued that the only way for Obama to expose just how radical the G.O.P. has become would be for the president to put out in detail his version of a credible “Grand Bargain” and then go sell it to the country. But that proposal had to include real long-term spending cuts in Medicare and Social Security so they can be preserved, tax reform that raises revenues by asking more of the rich — but also demands something from everyone — and an agenda for investing in our growth engines, like schools and infrastructure, right now to stimulate the economy today in ways that also increase our productivity for tomorrow. That plan should have been a combination of the Simpson-Bowles defi cit reduction proposal and Mr. Obama’s new jobs agenda announced last week. Such a credible, fair “Obama Plan” for deficit reduction married to a credible jobs initiative would have captured America’s radical center and made life very diffi cult for the G.O.P., which can’t accept any tax increases and has no investment agenda other than tax cuts. It was the only chance for maneuvering the G.O.P. into a Grand Bargain. Mr. Obama gave us the credible $447 billion jobs program, but his defi cit reduction plan announced on Monday to pay for it and trim long-

term spending does not rise to the scale we need. It may motivate his base, but it will not attract independents and centrists and, therefore, it will not corner the Republicans. As The Washington Post reported: “The latest Obama plan ‘doesn’t produce any more in realistic savings than the plan they offered in April,’ said Maya MacGuineas, the president of the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ‘They’ve fi lled in details, repackaged it and replaced one gimmick with another. They don’t even stabilize the debt. This is just not enough.’ The most disheartening development, MacGuineas and others said, is Obama’s decision to count $1.1 trillion in savings from the drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan toward his debt-reduction total. Because Obama has no intention of continuing war spending at last year’s elevated levels, that $1.1 trillion would never have been spent.” A Financial Times editorial summarized my feelings: “American voters are not looking for champions of their preferred redistributive stance, but responsible attitudes to the country’s challenges. If Mr. Obama suggests a millionaire’s tax can save ordinary voters from pain, he will fail, economically and politically.” My fading hope is that this is Obama’s opening bid and enough Republicans will come to their senses and engage him again in a Grand Bargain. My fear is that both parties have just started their 2012 campaigns. In which case, the rest of us will just sit here, hostages to fortune, orphans of a political system gone mad, hunkering down for a bad century.

It’s hard to be creative when it’s a struggle to make ends meet MILNEIL from page 4

new Hampshire Street, or will it only be open to those who avoid challenging the tastes and sensibilities of the wealthy landlords? I don’t doubt the good intentions of Mr. Sussman. For all I know, he might indeed be planning to build something that will make room for working-class families and teachers and day laborers and all the other people who might not be making art per se but nonetheless contribute to making our city a real, functioning community. Nevertheless, the experiences of dozens of other formerly-creative boom towns ought to make us careful that the authenticity of our functional neighborhoods won’t get trampled in the creative economy gold rush. In 1999, I set off to go to college in Portland, Oregon — then known only as a rainy mid-sized city with scenic parks. In the fi ve years I spent out there, I saw the city morph into a selfsatisfi ed model of progressive hedonism. But, as I found after graduation

in 2003, and as thousands of other young people have found since then, it’s awfully hard to land a decent job there, and it’s getting harder all the time to find an affordable place to live. I moved back to Maine because our Portland has a good mix of economic diversity, egalitarianism, and creative activity. These are rare traits to have in coexistence, but it’s precisely that coexistence that allows creativity to thrive here. At the end of the day, it’s hard to be creative when it’s a struggle to make ends meet, or when a conformist aesthetic of hipness stifl es cultural innovation. Dozens of other cities have discovered, too late, that increasing wealth and decreasing diversity have exiled the creative people, ideas, and enterprises that had made their cities interesting in the first place. Don’t let it happen here. (Christian MilNeil is a blogger at “The Vigorous North: A fi eld guide to the wilderness areas of American cities,” www.vigorousnorth.com.)


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In July, Cale was selected after a competitive bidtee chose Cale, FBI and Internal Revenue Service ding process to supply the city with between 10 and agents raided the company’s Tampa offices while 20 electronic, solar-powered parking meter stations downtown. Each parking kiosk, which will accept investigating an alleged kickback scheme involving cash and credit cards and regulate more than one the company and Ellis McCoy, parking manager for space, costs about $7,600. the city of Portland, Ore. A few weeks after the city’s selection committee chose Cale, FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents raided the company’s Tampa offi ces while investigating an alleged kickback scheme involving the company and Ellis McCoy, parking manager for the city of Portland, Ore. McCoy’s home was also raided. No charges have been filed. In addition to the ongoing case in Oregon, federal agents are investigating misconduct in other cities that hired Cale to install automated parking meters, according to published reports. Cale has supplied more than 9,000 automated parking meters to more than 110 U.S. cities, its website says. A Cale spokesperson did not return a phone call yesterday seeking comment. Cale was one of three companies that submitted bids for the city’s parking meter upgrade, although one of the suppliers, Digital/ITS, ultimately dropped out. A fi ve-person committee comprised of city workers and a representative from Portland Downtown District reviewed the competing requests Braving a mid-February drizzle, parking enforcement offi cer Al Russo writes from Cale and Parkeon, another automated tickets at one of the city’s traditional parking meters on Congress Street. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) meter supplier. “While the general consensus was that With ongoing uncertainty about Cale, the city is both vendors could satisfy our needs, the considering its options. For now, Clegg said the city Cale proposal scored the highest rating,” said John can choose to stick with Cale, open another bidding Peverada, the city’s parking manager, in a July 22 process, or select Parkeon, the next highest-rated memo. bidder, for the contract. For much of the summer, Peverada and others “What we would like to see is what’s evolving with said they hoped to install the new meters this fall. Portland, hear (Cale’s) response to that, and then Yesterday, Clegg said the city had always expected have an internal conversation as to what makes the meters might not be in the ground until spring. sense” moving forward, she said. Councilor Kevin Donoghue, chair of the city’s Transportation Committee, declined to comment on the Cale issue, saying the issue was tied to purchasing policy not transportation policy.

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‘Funny Girl’ features strong dance moves The Portland Players Jewish accent almost Mae West-like and opened their 81st comunnecessary. munity theatre season Mark Barrasso (Nick Arnstein) had a last weekend with strong presence on stage and nice vocals. "Funny Girl," a semiHowever, I wanted to see more acting levels, ––––– biographical musical physically and vocally, that the multi-laybased on the life and Theatre Talk ered Arnstein character possesses. career of Broadway, The true "star" of the evening was the fi lm star and comechoreography by Celeste Green. She did a dienne, Fanny Brice. The title role, played both on wonderful job with the dancing, her signature style stage and film by Barbara Streisand, is recreated by of movement enhancing every musical number. Ms. local favorite Cory Bucknam. Green has an eye for the big picture to the littlest There is no doubt that Ms. Bucknam feels and nuance. Although best known locally for her perlooks comfortable on stage, especially when dancforming, Ms. Green's talent shines brightly as a choing (which Ms. Bucknam does very well); however, reographer. she lacked both the vocal and comedic skills necesA delightful Janie Downey Maxwell (Mrs. Strasary for the part. In her defense, she was suffering kosh) brought laughter to each scene she was in. from health issues and could barely sing through Lynne White (Mrs Brice) gave a likable believability the score opening night. I applaud Ms. Bucknam for to her role. John U. Robinson (Eddie Ryan) provided performing while being sick, an example of a true some well-done dancing moments. Kurt Perry gave "the show must go on" spirit. I did find the put-upon a nice vocal to the musical number, His Love Makes

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Me Beautiful. Jamie Lupien Swenson sounded hauntingly beautiful as the off-stage singing voice of Fanny Brice. Joe Swenson (Florenz Ziegfeld) didn't quite capture the iconic essence of who Mr. Ziegfeld was, but he committed to what direction he was given. The small ensemble of men and women worked very hard in their many roles, giving their all to Green's choreography. Proving that there are no small roles, Michael Donovan's walk-on was a hilarious, all-too-brief moment. Costumes by Michael Donovan were wonderful, especially those of Ms. Bucknam's. Paul Bell's hats and headpieces were a visual delight. For some reason, the lighting at Portland Players tends to be either too bright or not bright enough and is often missing gel color to compliment what's on stage. Although in this case, there was no set to compliment on stage. It looked like a dusty, black and white painted collection of old set pieces they found see TOBIN page 8

Portland Music Foundation unveils contest winners DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT

toured all over North America and Europe. As a solo singer/songwriter, Baker delivers a unique blend of ultra catchy Beach Boys/Beatles styled melodies under a relentless wall of high energy guitars and pounding rhythms. The Milkman’s Union is an enigmatic three-piece, while their sound can most easily be characterized as indie-rock, idiosyncrasies abound. Drawing from classical, jazz, electronic, and non-western music, the band infuses rock grooves with deft melodic hooks and rhythmic flourishes that combine for a unique sound. The Mallett Brothers Band is a fuel-injected six-piece alt-country rock The Toughcats — 7 p.m. band. With their unusual sound, a The Mallet Brothers Band – 8 p.m. blend of old timey bluegrass, thoughtThe Milkman’s Union — 9 p.m. ful indie rock, and classic pop twitches Kurt Baker — 10 p.m. a la early Beatles, the Toughcats Billy Libby — 11 p.m. With its national release, Spose’s single, “I’m Awesome,”went gold after selling over 500,000 bring their audience timeless music Sunset Hearts — Midnight. digital copies in just a few months. (COURTESY PHOTO) that is at once unquestionably danceSpose — 1 a.m. able and haltingly listenable. Baker is a founding member of the notable pop/ For details on the contest, visit www.portlandmupunk outfi t the Leftovers, who formed in 2002 and Each submission was reviewed by the Portland sicfoundation.org. have released many acclaimed records and have Music Foundation‘s CMJ committee, which judged participants on both songwriting and performance skills and web presence (web sites and social media). HAYR IDE S In addition to paying for transportation and accommodations for the seven winning bands, the Portland Music Foundation will live stream the showcase to B&L Oil and Propane CedarSwingsandPlaysets.com Bayside Bowl, in its hometown of Portland, so those ConwayElectric Diane Reo, State Farm who can’t make the trip can enjoy the show. DrewCorportation FlatbreadCo. The foundation offered descriptions of each artist. Admission Prices: $9.00 per person, Age 2 & under Free FrechetteTire Gemini Sign & Designs MOO Spose, with his single, “I’m Awesome,” is a Sept. 17, 18, 24, 25, Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 & 16 , including Green Thumb Farms Express Greydon Turner, Pinkham Realty 26-year-old producer and emcee who was named Columbus Day, Oct. 10 • 10 am to 4 pm Homer’sAppliance Juliet Dickinson, DC Maine’s “Best Hip Hop Act” for both 2008 and 2009 Lake Kezar Country Club Tree and Landscaping Closed when raining • Group rates available...20 or more, Micklon at the WePushButtons Awards. The national release Nina’s Massage & Bodyworks Country Tractor when 1 person purchases tickets - recieve $1 Off admission NorthQuisisana of his single went gold after selling over 500,000 Resort Waterman Farm Machinery digital copies in just a few months. Western Maine Auto- NAPA Field Trips Tuesday through Friday by appointment VacationlandCampground Sunset Hearts is an eight-piece electro pop band VarsityBeverage Strollers are not recommended unless it is the bicycle tire type. Wheelchairs are welcome but which has quickly gathered a fan following to rival may work with difficulty. Dogs are not allowed unless they are service dogs. No exceptions. the most-established acts on the local scene. Pumpkin Maze Hotline: 603-455-5475 • www.shermanfarmnh.com or Patch Libby combines elements of indie, folk and pop EAST CONWAY ROAD, EAST CONWAY, NEW HAMPSHIRE Corn s to craft ethereal yet captivating music. Hailing from on n an C Portland, he recently relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y. New For This Year... 30’ X 65’ JUMPING PILLOW Imagine a gigantic pillow filled with air and jumping with 20 friends! For the past few months, the Portland Music Foundation has been reviewing submissions for their 2011 CMJ contest which will provide performers a showcase spot, transportation and accommodations, a consultation with a national public relations agency, as well as a daily stipend. Now, the Portland Music Foundation has announced the seven contest winners who will be performing at their official CMJ Showcase on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Sullivan Hall in New York City at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the State Theatre and Husson College. Local artists in order of performance include:

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Horror films close to screening

David Meiklejohn (right) is telling the story of a vengeful spy in his “Damnationland” short film. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the second installment of “Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed” will premiere at the Nickelodeon Cinemas in Portland, followed by screenings in various theaters throughout Maine on Halloween Weekend, organizers announced Wednesday. “Damnationland” is a showcase of short Mainemade horror fi lms that features local fi lmmakers, writers, actors and music. New fi lmmakers are chosen every year for this unique cinematic event. Unlike many traditional fi lm festivals, the shorts are continuously screened back to back, without interruption. All credits are held until the end of the final fi lm, keeping the tension heightened and leaving viewers on the edge of their seats, organizers said. Last year’s Damnationland screened at six the-

aters throughout Maine during Halloween weekend and garnered close to 600 people in attendance. This year, the horror will spread even further, with screenings scheduled in Auburn, Waterville, Belfast, Brunswick, Rockland, Bridgton and Portland, with more venues planned. “Damnationland raises the standard of local fi lmmaking and provides a chilling event for people to enjoy during the Halloween season,” organizers said in a press release. “The fi lms are unrated, but are not appropriate for children under 17.” Information on the films, tickets, and screenings is available at www.damnationland.com. “Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed” will be showing at the The Nickelodeon Cinema, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. — Staff Report

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in their scene shop. Regardless of limited budget and resources, illusions could have been created. Without a back curtain or cyc, actors were forced to get into place or exit from stage left to right in front of the audience during a much-too-bright ghost light (Kudos to the actors for staying in character). The Ziegfeld musical numbers were not played on (or even suggested by) the elaborate sets that the Ziegfeld extravaganzas were known for. If this "no set, no color" design was a concept, it didn't work. Musical Director Rebekkah Willey did a good job with a diffi cult score. I just wish that the actors had been mic'd as the band in front of the stage made it challenging to hear them. It would have also been a huge help to the ailing Ms. Bucknam who had to belt out over the five-piece band, leaving her with little voice at the end. Original show director, Jerry Walker, was replaced by Don Smith during the rehearsal process of this show so it would not be fair to review their work, not knowing who did what. However, pacing was a major issue opening night, act one alone being one hour, thirty-five minutes long.

I applaud the Portland Players actors, backstage crew and production staff for volunteering their time and talents to "Funny Girl." Community theater brings together people of all ages, walks of life and ability, to enjoy the sharing of putting on a show. They work very hard for countless hours, rehearsing for several weeks. It's extremely hard to review a community theatre show when I know of all the love and dedication that goes into it. As I always say, reviews are one person's (hopefully educated) opinion and, regardless of what we say, you should go support these productions and form your own opinions. "Funny Girl" continues through Oct. 2 at the Portland Players, 420 Cottage Road in South Portland. For tickets and more information call 799-7337 or go to portlandplayers.org. (Michael J. Tobin has been a professional actor, director, theatre administrator and educator for 30 years in theaters throughout New England and around the country. Mr. Tobin has performed and directed in 350-plus shows Off-Broadway, National Tours, Regional Theatre, Summer Stock, Children’s Theatre and Community Theatre. Mr. Tobin lives in South Portland.)

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Feast for the arts Epicurean auction allows Ovations supporters to sample tasty fare for a cause F

ourteen of Portland's restaurants presented their most delectable samples to entice bidders to the 16th Annual Epicurean Auction benefit for Portland Ovations at Merrill Auditorium. Entering Merrill’s lobby, a maze of tasting tables guided guests from one tapasstyle treat to the next. Among them, David’s Creative Cuisine enticed attendees with scallops-and-sweet-potato lobster cakes; Karmasouptra’s “amazing” tomato bisque with Peekytoe crab salad was a culinary surprise; the line for Harding Lee Smith’s three restaurants was consistent as gourmets enjoyed Front Room’s cloth-bound cheddar grilled cheese with bacon, Grill Room’s steak tartare, and Corner Room’s boar-shoulder meatballs; and at least one confirmed carnivore eagerly had thirds of eggplant Parmesan egg rolls created by Bibo’s Madd Apple Café. “We love coming to this event,” said Bibo’s chef/owner Bill Boutwell whose restaurant serves Portland Stage Company’s dinner crowd. “It connects us with our client base. The people that come are theatre-goers and come to support the arts.” Silent auction items included PORTopera tickets, an Akari spa package, jewelry from local designers, and stage props and memorabilia autographed by their stars. Some bids climbed over their value within an hour of bidding. “It’s a lot of fun and great food,” said PowerPay’s Geoffrey Starrett. “[Beyond the auction] events like this bring attention to these restaurants — it helps invigorate the economy.” The elegant fundraiser is Portland Ovations’ annual opportunity to raise funds for Ovations Offstage, an integral part of the organization that focuses on connecting the city’s community to the arts. Ovations Offstage uses the funds to bring free pre-

performance lectures, school-time performances to expose students to performing arts, and present Masterclasses with visiting artists as well as making other resources available. Ovations’ directors Mike Boyson and Felicia Knight kicked off the live auction and turned over the bidding to auctioneer Gordie Holmes. While many of the items garnered attention, bidders showed interest in a New England Patriots jersey of Adam Vinatieri and a Celtics-autographed basketball. The evening offered fi ne food and value for everyone — even a new iPad for a $5 raffle ticket.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: The Azure Cafe staffs a table at the 16th Annual Epicurean Auction benefit at Merrill Auditorium Tuesday night. ABOVE RIGHT: Bill Boutwell of Bibo’s Madd Apple Cafe shows off his eggplant parmesan egg roll. LEFT: PowerPay’s Geoffrey Starrett and Katy Kinney enjoy the benefit at Merrill Auditorium. Starrett said the event “helps invigorate the economy.” FAR LEFT: Trish O’Donnell, April Ylvisaker and Joan Smith relish their evening. “It’s a great event where [donors and MIDDLE: Nate Stevens and restaurateurs] are thrilled to be here,” Jane Stevens pause from the said Epicurean co-chair April Ylvisaker who was encouraged that the event would night’s fundraising effort. meet its $40,000 goal. — Contributed Report (Robert Witkowski Photos)


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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Thursday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2011. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 22, 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York. On this date: In 1761, Britain’s King George III and his wife, Charlotte, were crowned in Westminster Abbey. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of Jan. 1, 1863. In 1911, pitcher Cy Young, 44, gained his 511th and final career victory as he hurled a 1-0 shutout for the Boston Rustlers against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. In 1927, Gene Tunney successfully defended his heavyweight boxing title against Jack Dempsey in the famous “longcount” fight in Chicago. In 1961, the Interstate Commerce Commission issued rules prohibiting racial discrimination on interstate buses. Actress Marion Davies died in Los Angeles at age 64. In 1964, the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances. In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed. (Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on Dec. 31, 2007.) In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war that lasted nearly eight years. In 1989, songwriter Irving Berlin died in New York City at age 101. One year ago: Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge into the Hudson River after an intimate gay encounter in his dormitory room was allegedly captured by a webcam and streamed online by his roommate without his knowledge. Today’s Birthdays: Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda is 84. Musician King Sunny Ade is 65. Actor Paul Le Mat is 65. Rock singer David Coverdale is 60. Actress Shari Belafonte is 57. Singer Debby Boone is 55. Country singer June Forester is 55. Singer Nick Cave is 54. Rock singer Johnette Napolitano is 54. Classical crossover singer Andrea Bocelli is 53. Singermusician Joan Jett is 53. Actor Scott Baio is 51. Actress Catherine Oxenberg is 50. Actor Rob Stone is 49. Rock musician Matt Sharp is 42. Rock musician Dave Hernandez is 41. Rhythm-and-blues singer Big Rube (Society of Soul) is 40. Actress Mireille Enos is 36. Actor Michael Graziadei (GRAHT’-zee-uhday-ee) is 32. Actress Ashley Drane (Eckstein) is 30. Actor Tom Felton is 24.

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Dear Annie: I have been seeing “Captain” for three years. His 13-year-old daughter, “Rosie,” is horse crazy after riding at summer camp and is now taking lessons locally. As a former horse trainer, I am thrilled at her interest. However, she expresses resentment with the sparse guidance I have given. So now when I take her to lessons, I stay out of the way. I understand this is not unusual. My problem is, Captain wants to provide a facility with horses at his home. Due to my experience, he expects me to be the person who manages the barn, provides guidance to Rosie and acts as her riding partner. I am reluctant to assume this position. Rosie and I have a peaceful relationship, mostly because I am consistently pleasant and supportive. I sense this is a fragile time for Rosie, who is a little spoiled, but who I know will someday become a thoughtful young woman. I don’t want to risk the little compatibility we have. Captain will likely follow my stance on whether or not to proceed with a barn at his home. What do you say? -- Montana Gal Dear Montana: You have a good grasp of the boundaries a girlfriend should respect when dealing with her partner’s teenage daughter. Although it is possible the barn will bring the two of you closer, it’s equally likely that Rosie will chafe if you are in a position of authority over her. Ask yourself whether you can maintain the necessary boundaries if you accept this responsibility, and explain your concerns to Captain. It is OK to say no. But if you decide to do it, we recommend bringing Rosie into the conversation. After all, her father is doing this for her benefit, and she should have some say in the matter. Dear Annie: I’ve been with my girlfriend for seven months. She is incredible, and I can easily see myself spend-

ing the rest of my life with her. The only problem is that she is still listed as “single” on Facebook. This makes me feel ignored and hidden away. My girlfriend says she likes her status to be private and doesn’t pay that much attention to her Facebook page anyway. I explained that it hurts me to feel nonexistent, but she won’t change it. What should I do? -- Tom Dear Tom: Find a new girlfriend. Listing her status as “single” is no more private than listing it any other way, and she can keep it hidden if she chooses. The fact that she won’t change it after you have told her it is hurtful indicates that she doesn’t much care how you feel. We’d say she does not consider your relationship as promising as you do. Sorry. Dear Annie: “Cold in Michigan” said his family always makes him sleep on the sofa when the other relatives use the bedrooms. I understand his dilemma. Being a single 40-year-old woman, my family thinks the couch is OK for me. What they forget is I need privacy like any other normal adult. Why should my teenage nieces or my younger brother and his girlfriend have more privacy than I do? I would like to lay out my clothes, toiletries, contact case, etc. and wake up on my time, not necessarily when the 4-year-old wants to watch “Thomas the Train” at 6 a.m. Also, since I am in the living room, I am hostess from morning until night, and everyone else uses the space where I am expected to relax and sleep. So I started staying in local cottages. My family says I am a snob. I say I saved my sanity. -- Black Sheep of N.H. Dear Black Sheep: We agree that everyone needs privacy, but homes can only provide so much of it. You are smart to stay elsewhere. We would, too.

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District Court in Portland. “The workers slept on cardboard and blankets and used buckets of water to bathe,” it continues. The complaint alleges the workers were paid in cash. One witness told offi cials he or she worked 60 hours a week and was paid about $320 in cash, once a week, according to the complaint. Two other witnesses reported making between $300 and $500 a week in tips and working 60 hours a week. The two were only paid in tips and did not receive a regular salary, the complaint alleges. Hector Fuentes owned the Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Waterville and the Cancun Mexican Restaurant II in Biddeford. Westbrook residents and store owners said Wednesday they were surprised to see the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents conducting a raid on Fajita Grill. “I was shocked,” said Stacy Darkis, owner of Studio 59 Pilates Fitness, located next door to the Fajita Grill. Darkis described seeing men approach the restaurant and a number of out-of-state license plates attached to marked and unmarked vehicles. A helicopter was circling above and agents “were definitely on a mission,” she said. “(One man) had a flak jacket on and I said, ‘Oh, that’s really not normal,’” Darkis said. “It was shocking.” She said about nine people were lined up in front of the restaurant, then handcuffed and taken away. Darkis described the restaurant’s owners and employees as good neighbors. “They’re really great. In the winter time they help shovel off my sidewalk,” she said, adding that they have even cleaned her gym’s front windows. “They’re just really nice guys,” she said. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Maine declined to give additional details. A spokesman would only say that a criminal complaint is an accusation and that the men are presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Four of the illegal immigrants received deferred action status for their cooperation with federal agents. The status allows them to reside and work legally in the U.S. for the duration of their cooperation with the proceedings, according to the complaint. The investigation into Fajita Grill was prompted by a traffic stop by a Westbrook police officer, according to court documents. The department reported to federal officials that several Hispanic men could not provide identification during a traffi c stop and that they appeared to work for the restaurant.

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Thursday, Sept. 22 U.S. Cellular smartphone clinic

noon to 2 p.m. “With a recent study showing a nearly 80 percent increase in smartphone shipments from a year ago, there are plenty of fi rsttime smartphone users who may want a little help fi guring out everything their advanced devices have to offer. U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is hosting a free workshop ... at 49 4 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.

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for Poetry; and “Head Off & Split,” published by Northwestern University Press in February 2011. She has also written a collection of stories titled “Heartwood” that was published in 1998 and in 2006 she edited “The Ringing Ear,” an anthology of African American poets writing and reflecting on the South.

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. This event is sponsored by SPACE Gallery, Longfellow Books and Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.

Friday, Sept. 23

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Portland Regional Chamber announces its Annual Dinner and Leadership Wayside Food Programs food drive Awards at Holiday Inn By The Bay, 88 Spring St. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wayside Food Programs will “The winner of this year’s Henri A. Benoit Award hold a two-day food drive on Sept. 23 and 24 for Leadership in the Private Sector is Merton that will be hosted by Whole Foods Market, G. Henry of the law fi rm Jensen, Baird, Gardner located at 2 Somerset St. in Portland. “Because & Henry. Among his many community activities, of the challenging economy and the traditional Mr. Henry has been a Trustee of Maine Medical summer drop off in food donations, food pantry Center, the Portland Museum of Art, and Bowshelves are more bare than usual. ... Running doin College, served as Chairman of the Portland from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the drive will School Committee, and was a long-time advisor focus on collecting food for families served to Senator Margaret Chase Smith. The Neal W. by Wayside and its partner agencies. WayAllen Award, for Leadership in the Public Sector, side Food Programs collects and distributes will be presented to former Portland City Manager food to 41 agencies, including soup kitchens, Joe Gray. Mr. Gray worked for more than 40 years food pantries and other social service providin city government, the last 10 years as City Maners across Cumberland County. Wayside also ager. He retired in February of this year. runs free community meals at fi ve host sites in For Economic Development, the Robert R. MasPortland and Westbrook, four of its own mobile terton Award will go to Mike Dubyak, President food pantries, and supplies healthy snacks for and CEO of Wright Express. Mr. Dubyak has spent kids through a program with Portland Commualmost 20 years building the company and driving nity Policing. This summer, Wayside has expethe strategic plans, infrastructure and operating rienced a donation drought greater than usual, philosophies that guide the company’s success while the need for Wayside’s food programs Salty Pete celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day with Hunter Williams and his father of and contribute to the region’s economic growth. and services has continued to rise because of Portland on Monday afternoon in Downtown Portland’s Monument Square. The Williams family The President’s Award will be presented to Josh the current, difficult economic climate.” Broder, President of Tilson Technology Manage- was two of a number of families who won Tickets to the Pirates Home Opener on Oct. 15 just for Talking Like a Pirate. During the evening hours, Salty Pete, members of the Sun Tan City Ice Senator George Mitchell ment, an independent information technology Girls Team, and the Pirates Street Team hit the local sports bars in Portland with stops at Binga’s project management company. Mr. Broder is keynotes NRCM meeting Stadium, Rivalries and Buffalo Wild Wings and gave away tickets to the Pirates Home Opener on responsible for strategy, leadership, and business 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Senator George J. Mitchell development for the company and has led growth Oct. 15 to people who Talked Like a Pirate. (COURTESY PHOTO) will provide the keynote address at the annual party in the basement of a renovated church that is throughout the North American market. We will meeting of the Natural Resources Council of Maine. The now a great restaurant in Portland because Girl Scout also be announcing the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year meeting will be held at Hannaford Hall on the Portland Dropouts do drink in church basements.’ On Sept. 22, Winner.” www.portlandregion.com campus of the University of Southern Maine, and the theme women (and men) everywhere who believe in the GSD is “Finding Common Ground to Protect our Planet.” NRCM ‘Martinis and Art’ philosophy or who want to learn more about the quirky also will announce the recipients of its annual environmen5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Martinis and Art,” an annual art raffl e community won’t want to miss this event! There will be tal awards at this meeting, which is free and open to the to benefi t Maine cancer patients will be held at the Gulf of a complimentary glass of wine for all attendees and public. To register visit: http://www.nrcm.org/2011_annual_ Maine Research Institute on Commercial Street in Portland. light hors d‘oeuvres will be served. Prizes and givemeeting.asp. For more information see www.nrcm.org The centerpiece of the evening will be an art raffl e where ways will be available and there is no charge to attend. lucky event ticket holders will win pieces from top regional Teen actors travel the Oregon Trail Part of the proceeds from any GSD merchandise sales artists. Those attending will be treated to a night of food, 6 p.m. In ‘Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie,’ two will go to the Irreverent Widow Project to help people drinks, music by jazz piano trio Standard Issue, and great teenage girls embark upon the quintessential Ameriwho are dealing with a loss or a difficult time in their art. Bob Crowley, Maine resident and winner of Survivor: can adventure: traveling west with their families on the Gabon in 2008, is the event’s Master of Ceremonies. Tickets life. Anyone interested in joining the GSD community can Oregon Trail in 1847. This fall, two young actresses do so for free online at www.girlscoutdropout.com. can be purchased by calling the American Cancer Society will embark on an adventure of their own: bringing this SheSpeaks at Mayo Street at 373-3700, and press option 3. The cost is $85 each for acclaimed story to the stage at the Children’s Museum & 6:30 p.m. “An evening of storytelling that explores the event admission and includes one raffl e ticket. Additional Theatre of Maine. The show will debut on Sept. 23 and many ways we honor ourselves as women. Guest Speakraffle tickets can be purchased at the event for $40 each or 24 at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s Dress Up Theatre. ... A ers Jeanne Thompson, Shay Stewart Bouley, Jessica Esch, three for $100. complement to the regular theatre season for young chilMonique Barrett, and Karen Wyman will offer perspective, dren, ‘Prairie’ is the Museum & Theatre’s fi rst post-merger Girl Scout Dropout launch party and inspiration on the topic of ‘honoring.’” Mayo Street foray into more sophisticated material for a slightly older 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Girl Scout Dropout launch party at Arts Center. Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door. www. audience (the show is recommended for ages 6 and up). Grace Restaurant in Portland. The event will take place in With a small cast and minimalist set, the production was the basement of the renovated church, now high-end res- BrownPaperTickets.com created to travel to schools and other venues to get young 2011 Visiting Writing Series at UMF taurant, Grace. “Girl Scout Dropout is a newly launched audiences excited about US history. The fi rst traveling per7:30 p.m. The University of Maine at Farmington’s Bachcommunity for women (and men) who embrace their formance will be at Strawberry Banke’s fourth annual New elor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program will open its rebellious spirits and celebrate the fact that their perHampshire Fall Festival in Portsmouth on Oct. 8. ‘Across fall 2011 Visiting Writing Series with a reading by awardsonal ‘rules’ do not coincide with the guidelines that the Wide and Lonesome Prairie’ stars two of the Museum winning poet Nikky Finney. She will read from her work in have been laid out by society. Sandi Amorello’s Girl & Theatre’s most popular young performers: Emma Cooper The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The readScout Dropout community for alternative-thinking (Beauty & the Beast, James & the Giant Peach) as Pepper ing is free and open to the public and will be followed by women (and men) of all ages was created to support Lewis and Michela Micalizio (Pinocchio, Santa’s Reindeer a signing by the author. A nationally recognized poet and the Irreverent Widow Project, a combined art exhibit, Revue, Little Red Riding Hood) as Hattie Campbell.” Tickauthor of four collections of poetry, Finney has been critiwebsite and blog that supports women suffering ets are $8 for Museum members, $9 for non-members, and through a variety of life’s perils. ‘This party is not for the cally acclaimed as “one of the most eloquent, urgent, fearare available at the Museum (142 Free St. in Portland), at less and necessary poets writing in America today.” Her faint of heart,’ said Sandi. ‘Girl Scout Dropout is about kitetails.org or by phone at 828-1234, ext. 231. work includes, “On Wings Made of Gauze;” “Rice,” which like-minded women who celebrate their independence received a PEN America Open Book Award; “The World and share experiences with their senses of humor see next page is Round,” winner of the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Award firmly intact. That’s why we decided to hold our launch


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‘Energy Policy, Science and You’

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friends of Maine’s Mountains in Wilton is sponsoring two presentations on renewable energy by John Droz Jr., of Morehead City, N.C. and Brantingham Lake, NY. “Mr. Droz is a retired physicist who specializes in energy education and public policy. The events are free and will be followed by question and answer sessions. During the onehour multimedia presentation, Mr. Droz will discuss such issues as fossil fuels, industrial wind energy, geothermal power, nuclear power, and other electrical power sources available to us. ... Mr. Droz is a member of the Sierra Club, the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks, and other environmental organizations. He has undergraduate degrees in physics and mathematics from Boston College, and a graduate degree in physics from Syracuse University.” The first lecture takes place on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the University of Maine in Orono at the Donald P. Corbett Business Building, Lecture Hall 100, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The second identical lecture takes place the following night on, Friday, Sept. 23, in Portland at the Deering High School Cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Pumpkinhead & Primas

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pumpkinhead & Primas share the spotlight at Portland Ballet Studio’s fall celebration and sneak preview of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” This evening of fun, bar games, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, beer and ballet trivia, and brief performance is a 21-plus event. Admission is a suggested donation of $10. Pumpkinhead & Primas, sponsored in part by Shipyard Brewing, is at the Portland Ballet Studios at 517 Forest Ave. in Portland. Parking is available in the Greenlight Studios lot at the corner of Dartmouth Street and Forest Ave. For more information about the event, call 772-9 671. To learn more about Portland Ballet, visit www.portlandballet.org.

Film on A Tribe Called Quest

7 p.m. “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest” is a documentary film directed by Michael Rapaport about one of the most influential and groundbreaking musical groups in hip-hop history. The band’s sudden breakup in 1998 shocked the industry and saddened the scores of fans, whose appetite for the group’s innovative musical stylings never seems to diminish. All screenings at the Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square. Co-presented by SPACE Gallery.

A Totally RAD Night

7 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy A Totally RAD Night with the Time Pilots, 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. A Totally RAD Night will be a fun evening of dancing and music from the Time Pilots, sponsored by Live Maine and preceded by a silent auction. Tickets are $25. You must be 21 to attend the show. Refreshments will be provided along with fun ‘80s themed items. Tickets can be purchased on online http:// www.ticketriver.com/event/1446-a-totally-r-a-d--nightwith-the-time-pilots/ or at the door. Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave.

The Maine Starlight Festival

7 p.m. The Island Astronomy Institute presents The Maine Starlight Festival, a statewide celebration to promote the enjoyment and protection of Maine’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through science, education, and the arts. September 23 through Oct. 2. Featuring Events Provided by the Astronomy Clubs, Planetariums, Science Centers, and other Leading Members of Maine’s Starlit Communities. Friday events include 7 p.m. Planetarium Show and Images, Southworth Planetarium, University of Southern Maine, 70 Falmouth St.; and Opening Night Public Star Party for “Starfest 2011” running Sept. 23-25, Astronomical Society of Northern New England, Route 35 (Alewive Road), W. Kennebunk. www.starlightfestival.org

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7 p.m. Bellum Sports Management Presents GFL 11 The Maine Event, Global Fight League at the Portland Expo. “In conjunction with the Global Fight League we offer an elite local MMA production featuring professional and amateur MMA fi ghters from Maine and across New England. Our first event May 6th at the Portland Expo was a tremendous success and we look forward to building our brand with the goal of offering premier MMA events across the State of Maine.” www.fightmaine.com/events.htm

‘Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz’

7:30 p.m. At Longfellow Books, Layne Witherell will read and sign his book, “Wine Maniacs: Life in the Wine Biz.” “This is not your usual trust fund baby’s account but covers the good, the bad and the ugly of the author’s career in all facets of the wine biz. If you are into wine this is a talk that you won’t want to miss.” www.longfellowbooks.com

Awesome ’80s Prom

8 p.m. Ken Davenport’s Off-Broadway Hit Show, produced by New Edge Productions, at Lucid Stage. “Interactive Comedy Fun! Music!-Dancing!- Laughing! It’s Fabu! Party like it’s 1989 with the Cheeleaders, Captain of the Football Team, Class President, the Nerd, The Spaz and the Crazy Principal! Pizza will be included in the ticket price. Cash bar.” www.lucidstage.com

Saturday, Sept. 24 Sunrise at the Portland Observatory

6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Greater Portland Landmarks Sunrise at the Portland Observatory, 138 Congress St., Portland. Ticket price: $5/person at the door. For more information, 7745561, ext. 104.

Morrison Center 25 Cent Yard Sale

8 a.m. to noon. The Morrison Center, a not-for-profi t agency that provides comprehensive services for children and adults with and without disabilities, will host another 25 Cent Yard Sale. The sale will be held in the center’s multipurpose room on 60 Chamberlain Road, Scarborough. Gently used clothing, books, toys, household items and bric a brack will be available for sale, all for only 25 cents each.

Recycling Festival and Open House

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “What began in 2007 as a one-time open house for the public to see Ecomaine’s new singlesort recycling system in Portland has grown to become an annual festival. Comes for a great time and, at the same time, learn about the ecological and fi nancial importance of recycling. The festival will be held in Portland on Blueberry Drive, which is off outer Congress Street, just across the Turnpike from UNUM. Activities and organizations at the Recycling Festival will include composting lessons, art from recycled materials, free recycling bins, dump trucks, children’s papermaking and other activities, live radio broadcast, Goodwill, Ruth’s Reusable Resources, State Planning Offi ce, Closest Closet, Conversion Products, Women Out Working, tours of the waste-to-energy plant, breakfast sandwiches, and more. Ecomaine, a nonprofi t, municipally owned and operated recycling and waste disposal organization, serves 25 percent of Maine’s population.” www. ecomaine.org

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

9 a.m. “Join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s, and nearly 11 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now.” The event is taking place at Payson Park in Portland. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. https://walktoendalz.kintera.org/portland/ capememorycare

Fight Back Festival at Pineland Farms

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pineland Farms, New Gloucester. “Participants of all levels and ability are invited to join us as we bike, run and walk at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, for this family friendly day of encouragement and support. Participants will enjoy activities, demonstrations,

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Lucid Stage used book sale

9 a.m. All proceeds benefi t Lucid Stage and our mission to provide an affordable arts venue. “We will be accepting donations of used books until the time of the sale, Saturday, September 24th at 9 a.m. To arrange a donation, please call us at 899-3993.”

Maine Marine Museum takes part in Museum Day

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maine Marine Museum in Bath is once again participating in Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day, a program that provides free admission for two to any of more than 1,500 museums nationwide. Visitors with Museum Day tickets for Maine Maritime Museum can tour the Museum’s galleries, receive a free Percy and Small Shipyard introduction walking tour (11 a.m. or 1 p.m.),and visit all of the museum’s seven permanent exhibits, including the Victorian home of the shipbuilders Donnell family and the Grand Banks fishing schooner Sherman Zwicker. ALOFT! Topsails to Turbines, the story of how wind propelled Maine’s commerce in the 19th century and its potential for doing so again, is the Museum’s latest exhibit. Lighthouse cruises and the trolley tour of Bath Iron Works require additional fees; advance reservations are strongly recommended as many tours sell out several days in advance. Maine Maritime Museum is open daily from 9 :30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 243 Washington St., Bath. For addi tional information visit Maine Maritime Museum.org, or call 443-1316 during business hours. More than 1,500 museums, including 24 in Maine from York to Bar Harbor, will participate in the one-day annual event, including museums of history, art, culture, technology and science, historic houses, botanical gardens, zoos, and children’s museums.

Classic Quilters in New Gloucester

10 a.m. The Classic Quilters will hold a demonstration of their many and varied skills at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Free, open to the public.

Shaker Hill Apple Festival

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In Alfred, Sept. 24 and 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., juried craft fair, gigantic yard and book sales, Shaker Musuem, pick your own apples and pumpkins, Brothers’ Apple Store, wagon rides, exhibits, food. Free parking and free admission. www.shakerhillapplefestival.org

MHS part of seventh annual Museum Day

10 a.m. The Maine Historical Society will participate in the seventh annual Museum Day. “MHS will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from Smithsonian. com. Museum Day is a celebration of the dissemination of knowledge to anyone and everyone interested, without a price tag, emulating the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities. With support from CITGO, Museum Day 2011 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event. In 2010, museum goers downloaded 227,747 tickets resulting in more than 500,000 museum-goers visiting over 1,300 venues in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Visitors who present the offi cial pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.” For more information about Smithsonian magazine Museum Day 2011, links to participating museums’ and supporters’ sites, and to download the Museum Day ticket, visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday. see next page

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Alfred indoor tag sale to benefit shelter programs

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A gigantic indoor tag sale will be held in the old Shaker Barn on the property of the Brothers of Christian Instruction on Shaker Hill Road in Alfred, Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A book sale with thousands of books will also be held in the Dining Commons on the Shaker Hill property during the same time. Proceeds from these two sales will benefi t the over 300 homeless children that the York County Shelter Programs serves each year. Visit www.yorkcountyshelterprograms. org for additional information.

Old Orchard Beach Autumn Celebration

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food, Music & Fun in Memorial Park at Old Orchard Beach. Petting Zoo, Farmers Market, Lobster Bake. Beach BBQ at 5 p.m. www.oob365.com/AutumnCelebration.html

Maine Red Claws corn maze

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Maine Red Claws will hold a special event at Pumpkin Valley Farm in celebration of a Red Claws-inspired corn maze. Red Claws mascot Crusher will be on hand, along with the entire Red Claws staff, handing out balloons and stickers and participating in children activities. The team will also provide a Maze Passport to Red Claws fans; fans who can answer the ten Red Claws and basketball related questions will be provided with directions to help get them through the maze — get them wrong and they may be misdirected. “Pumpkin Valley Farm has been creating a six-acre labyrinth of corn for 10 years. Working with the MAiZE Company, the world’s largest cornfi eld maze consulting/design company, Pumpkin Valley Farm produces an intricate design each year. Past maze designs have included a Maine moose, American fl ag, and the mascot of the Portland Sea Dogs. This year’s design of the Maine Red Claws court and logo is sure to be the most ‘cornfusing’ labyrinth yet.” Pumpkin Valley Farm is located at 100 Union Falls Road in Dayton, approximately 40 minutes south of Portland. The corn maze will be open every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through the end of October. Admission is $8 per person with children 2 years old and under admitted free of charge.

Maine Walk for Humanity

12:30 p.m. The public is invited to participate in the Maine Walk for Humanity Just Another Bridge Away, a fundraiser for the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, sponsored in part by local residents, the American Red Cross of Southern Maine and the City of Portland. The walk is intended to both raise awareness and aid for those impacted by the famine striking East Africa. Exacerbated by the worst drought in sixty years, rising cost of staple foods, and the ongoing confl ict in the region, the Somalia Famine has claimed the lives of 30,000 children under age fi ve and threatens the lives of more than twelve million people in East Africa. Donations for the 4.5 mile walk will be collected by the American Red Cross of Southern Maine and used to send desperately needed humanitarian relief to the affected region. Participants are asked to make a suggested donation of $5. Walk begins at Erskine Park (the intersection between Broadway and Waterman Street) and continues through Portland to finish at Tukey’s Bridge at Payson Park. Portland police offi cers will manage traffi c and accompany the walkers as they traverse the city from the Casco Bay Bridge to Tukey’s Bride. Rest, medical, and water stations will be positioned periodically along the 4.5 mile route. For more information about the walk, contact the American Red Cross of Southern Maine at 874-1192 or organizer Mohammed Dini, 423-1203.

Kids Open Studios: Technicolor Pattern-Making

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in at SPACE Gallery for an open studios workshop on pattern-making using a variety of materials and neon colors. “We will draw inspiration from Maya Hayuk’s mural installation which features technicolor patterns, glow-in-the-dark neon shapes and woven textiles. This open studios workshop is all about color and fun. No experience necessary, suggested age is 5 and up.” $4

This year’s Cumberland Fair runs Sept. 25 to Oct. 1. Here, the Cumberland Fair Pumpkin and Squash Weigh Off features entries displayed near the entrance. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) studio fee/kid, free for members.

Gaelic Sports Fall Youth Blitz

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Maine Gaelic Sports Alliance event at the Wainwright Athletic Complex in South Portland. “In conjuction with the Portland Hurling Club Fall Tourney, join MGSA as we offer an introduction to Hurling and Gaelic Football. This will include skills and drills followed by some scrimmaging and contests. We will have a raffl e and silent auction to benefi t the youth program with a drawing at 3:15.” mainegsa@gmail.com

MOFGA and Transition Towns climate change rally

3:50 p.m. “The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will emphasize the need for political, economic and environmental action on global climate change at its upcoming Common Ground Country Fair in the town of Unity on September 23, 24 and 25. MOFGA’s annual celebration of rural living regularly offers hundreds of educational talks and workshops in the course of the Fair weekend, and this year will host several presentations, a panel discussion and a large-group photograph/rally to help the public understand the signifi cance of global climate change and what it means for Maine agriculture. MOFGA and Transition Towns will host a rally on the Common. All fairgoers are invited to gather on the Common at 3:50 p.m. on Saturday, September 24 to be in a large-group photograph to support Moving Planet — a worldwide rally initiated by 350.org to demand solutions to the climate crisis, especially where governments are stalling on action despite the overwhelming reality of the climate crisis.”

Somali Culture, Development Association forum

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. At the Portland High School Auditorium, the Somali Culture and Development Association will host a community meeting to explain how recent changes impact access to public programs. This includes discussing what is the same and what is different since July 1, 2011. Basic needs, healthcare and food programs will be covered. Representatives from Maine Equal Justice Partners will be present to answer questions. Hand outs will be available. The meeting is open to all, with grant support from the Maine Health Access Foundation, Maine’s largest health care foundation.

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5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Maine’s hairiest fundraiser is back for it’s second year and it is growing quickly. Dr. Lou Jacobs lost his mother to Inflammatory Breast Cancer on May 19, 2010 and his father to Leukemia on July 6, 2011. Unfortunately, this story of loss is not unusual. Dr. Jacobs is the founder of Mystache Fights Cancer, a locally grown facial hair fundraiser that donates 100% of donations to The Cancer Community Center of South Portland and The Campaign for Cancer Prevention at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. ... The purpose of Mystache Fights Cancer is to contribute to not only fi nding a cure but taking a much deeper look at the cause of the cancer epidemic in America. As many as one in two Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Education, prevention and evaluating our lifestyle is essential if we want to stand a chance of beating this disease. Of the thousands of fundraisers for fi ghting cancer, most do not focus on the cause, only fi nding a cure. That distinction is what separates the Mystache project from the others. While participation in this fundraiser may not be for everyone, fighting this disease is. Statistically there is no doubt that everyone will be or will know someone affected by this disease.” A kickoff photo party with drinks and refreshments will be held Sept. 24 for participants at Dr. Jacobs’ offi ce at 138 St. John St. in Portland. Donations: (donations are tax deductible) can be sent to: The Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St., South Portland.

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5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The historic Mallett Barn provides the venue for our annual Harvest Dance, and evening of food and fun for grown ups. Get your tickets early, as a delicious dinner from Buck’s Naked BBQ is limited and has sold out in past years. After dinner, enjoy a cash bar from Gritty’s as the music and dancing gear up for the evening. The Harvest Dance is a wonderful way to enjoy the season, the Farm, and a night out with friends. This year, we are happy to announce that Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings will be providing the Rockabilly musical entertainment for the event. Mallett Barn at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, Wolf Neck Road, Freeport; $40 for dinner and dancing ($30 for members) $15 for dancing only (admission after 8 p.m.). www.wolfesneckfarm.org/harvest-dance.

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