WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
VOL. 2 NO. 200
PORTLAND’S DAILY NEWSPAPER
City peace group hopes to elevate Sudanese election BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
In 1999, war had already devastated Sudan for nearly 40 years. And already a Portland peace group had started raisLEFT: Charles Goui, guitarist with CG Sudanese, performs while Wells Staley-Mays with Peace Action Maine holds a sign for independence for South Sudan during a rally Tuesday in Monument Square. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
A test to see if you’re spoiling your child See Maggie Knowles’ column on page 4
Peaks Island: ‘Powerless by design, fabulous by choice’ See Curtis Robinson’s column on page 5
ing concerns about the role of the United States in the African country’s future. “At that point, the United States was the largest arms seller to Sudan, that position has been taken over by China,” said Wells Staley-Mays, an organizer for Peace Action Maine. Now, Sudan is three months away from an historic vote that may begin to end the bloodshed and offer independence to see SUDAN page 8
Housing plan raises up-zone issue How dense should the city get? A bit more so, apparently BY CURTIS ROBINSON THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Sometimes, if somebody asks just how “dense” this city can become they imply a certain municipal critique. But for zoning purposes, density means how many homes fit into how much space
— and recent discussions indicate that city councilors may be leaning toward a significant zoning upgrade for the R6 residential zones, which include most of the East End and Westside neighborhoods. The zoning upgrade issue surfaced last week as councilors discussed an affordable housing proposal on High Street. One city councilor, District 1’s Kevin Donoghue, who also serves on the three-member housing committee, noted that the R6 zone does not
allow enough density. The specific discussion focused on a proposal for an affordable housing proposal at 66-68 High Street. But the larger issue is an ongoing conflict between the “R6” zone, the regulation governing the city’s residential areas and nearly all of both the east and west ends, and the next-level-up R7 zone, which is not so much an actual zone as a pre-packaged see UP-ZONE page 6
Hot Suppa! adds dinner to menu Finally, Congress St. eatery makes good on its name BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN
Looking for food vendors to pay it forward See Natalie Ladd’s column on page 7
Hoboe live See Calendar, page 16
For the last five years, the brunch specialists at Hot Suppa! on Congress Street have been routinely filling up their cozy 40-seat spot and making a name for themselves in the competitive Portland restaurant scene — yet, doing it all without serving their namesake meal. “It’s more of an expression than a noun,” said Alec Sabina, who explained that the term comes from some deep-woods-hunting Mainers who used the term to describe anything unimpeachabley delicious. “It’s an expression of good things, I thought it was a catchy term that could encompass a lot,” he said. see EATERY page 9 LEFT: While bartender Neil Worcester works Tuesday night at Hot Suppa!, the image of hostess Bridget Allex is reﬂected in the taps. (MATT DODGE PHOTO)
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Canadian wins World Series of Poker LAS VEGAS (AP) — Quebec poker professional Jonathan Duhamel said he worked a series of bad jobs before getting into cards and making his living online at tables with $5 and $10 minimums. Now he might never have to work again. Duhamel won the World Series of Poker title and $8.94 million on Monday night, becoming the first Canadian to take down the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event in Las Vegas. “It is surreal. I could never dream of that. It’s so huge — so big — it’s a dream come true for me,” Duhamel said after winning. Duhamel, who said poker has been his primary income for the past two years, was spending the night partying like a high roller with 125 friends and family in an unrentable suite at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Many in his group donned Montreal Canadiens jerseys in an ode to their hometown. “I was aggressive on the final table, so I wanted to mix it up a little bit,” he said. “I didn’t fold at all, but I limped a little bit just to try to confuse him and have a good balance in my game.” It didn’t hurt that Duhamel started the night with a big chip lead and put away John Racener before the 24-year old tournament specialist could pick up good cards. “He was patient and kind of threw me off a little bit,” said Racener, of Port Richey, Fla., who got his start in poker by turning a $50 stake from his mom into $30,000 within six months. “I was like, ‘Wow, you know, this is going to be harder than I thought,” Racener said. With many of poker’s biggest names watching, Duhamel took the last of Racener’s chips after 43 hands. Racener was never better than a 4-1 underdog in chips in a session that lasted just over an hour — the finale for a tournament that started July 5 with 7,319 players paying $10,000 to enter. On the last hand, Duhamel pushed Racener all-in and Racener called with a suited king-eight of diamonds. But Duhamel had an unsuited ace-jack, giving him a 60 percent shot to win. A flop of two fours and a nine helped neither player; and Racener didn’t improve with a six on the turn and a five on the river. Duhamel won the hand — and the tournament — with an ace high.
One of the interesting things about poker is that once you let your ego in, you’re done for.” —Al Alvarez
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Help awaited on crippled cruise ship SAN DIEGO (AP) — The nearly 4,500 passengers and crew of the Carnival Splendor have no air conditioning or hot water. Running low on food, they have to eat canned crab meat and Spam dropped in by helicopters. And for at least another 24 hours, they have no way out. What began as a seven-day cruise to the picturesque Mexican Riviera stopped around sunrise when an engine room fire cut power to the 952-foot vessel and set it adrift off Mexico’s Pacific coast. No one was hurt and, by Tuesday, U.S. Navy helicopters were ferrying 70,000 pounds of supplies, including the crab meat, croissants, Pop Tarts, Spam and other items, to the stricken ship. Mexican tugboats, meanwhile, were rushing out to the vessel to begin towing it 150 miles to the port of Ensenada, about 50 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Splendor could reach the port as early as late Wednesday. Accidents like the engine room fire are rare, said Monty Mathisen, of the New York-based publication Cruise Industry News. The last major cruise accident was in 2007 when a ship with more than 1,500 people sank after hitting rocks near the Aegean island of Santorini, Mathisen said. Two French tourists died. “This stuff does not happen,” he said. “The ships have to be safe, if not the market will collapse.” The Splendor, which left from Long Beach on Sunday, was 200 miles south of San Diego at the time of the engine fire, according to a statement from Miamibased Carnival Cruise Lines. It began drifting about 55 miles off shore.
The 3,299 passengers and 1,167 crew members were not hurt and the fire was put out in the generator’s compartment, but the ship had no air conditioning, hot water, cell phone or internet service. After the fire, passengers were first asked to move from their cabins to the ship’s upper deck, but eventually allowed
to go back to their rooms. The ship’s auxiliary power allowed for toilets and cold running water. Bottled water and cold food were provided, the company said. The temperature in the area was 62 degrees and there were scattered clouds, according to the Coast Guard.
This photo released by the U.S. Navy, sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan take boxes off of a C-2A Greyhound logistics aircraft, which were to be delivered to the Carnival Splendor, a cruise ship stranded about 250 miles off California, on Tuesday. The ship, which left from Long Beach, Calif., on Sunday, was 200 miles south of San Diego when an engine room ﬁre cut its power early Monday, according to a statement from Miamibased Carnival Cruise Lines. The ship began drifting off the coast of northern Baja California. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Petty Ofﬁcer 3rd Class Dylan McChord)
San Fran bans toys in some fast-food kids meals SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s a happy moment for people who see the Happy Meal as anything but. San Francisco has become the first major American city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys with children’s meals that do not meet nutritional guidelines. The city’s Board of Supervisors gave the measure final approval Tuesday on an 8-3 vote. That’s enough votes to survive a planned veto by Mayor Gavin Newsom. The ordinance, which would go into effect in December of next year, prohibits toy giveaways in fast-food children’s meals that have more than 640 milligrams of sodium, 600 calories or 35 percent of their calories from fat. The law also would limit saturated fats and trans fats and require fruits or vegetables to be served with each meal with a toy. “Our effort is really to work with the restaurants and the fast-food industry to create healthier choices,” said Supervisor Eric Mar, the measure’s chief sponsor.
“What our kids are eating is making them sick, and a lot of it is fast food.” The legislation is a big victory for activists and public health advocates who have charged food marketers with being complicit in the country’s growing childhood obesity rates. They hope other cities and counties nationwide will follow their lead. “This will be a sign to the fast-food industry that it’s time to phase out its predatory marketing to children at large,” said Deborah Lapidus, a senior organizer with Boston-based Corporate Accountability International, a watchdog group that supported the legislation. Supervisors and activists who support the measure say they hope obesity-curbing efforts like the one approved Tuesday will eventually spread to other cities, states and the country. A similar ordinance has already been approved in California’s Santa Clara County, where it affected about a dozen restaurants. Newsom, meanwhile, said he plans to
veto the ordinance, which he called an “unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices.” The mayor issued a statement after Tuesday’s vote saying the city must continue to combat childhood obesity but the ordinance takes the wrong approach. “Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money,” Newsom said. The industry, which favors self-regulation, says there is no evidence that San Francisco’s law will halt the expanse of children’s waistlines and the diseases associated with obesity, such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. McDonald’s and Burger King Corp. are among 17 major food and beverage marketers who have signed on to the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, a self-regulation effort run by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.
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Police issue arrest warrant in Ocean Ave. School theft case
DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Following the execution of a search warrant at a Irving Street residence Friday night, Portland Police have issued an arrest warrant for Brian Berry, 31, of Portland for the burglary and theft of 78 computers from the Ocean Avenue School. During the search, detectives recovered 61 of the computers that were reported stolen from the school on Nov. 4, police reported in a press release. There are currently 17 Apple iMac and Apple MacBook computers still missing, police said TuesBerry day. Portland Police are still working on trying to find the remaining computers. And encourage anyone who has purchased a computer from Berry or thinks that they may have purchased one of these stolen iMac or MacBook computers please contact the Portland Police. Maintaining possession of one of these stolen computers can result in a Class C felony theft by receiving charge, according to the Portland PD.
Scott Simoneau (left) and Frank Ware with Cumberland Glass replace a window at the Corner Room restaurant, repairing damage from Monday morning’s wind storm. The Cumberland company reported a busy couple of days replacing vehicle and building windows damaged by the wind storm that created havoc in Maine. As of Tuesday afternoon, fewer than 4,000 homes were still without power in Maine, down from over 60,000 at peak on Monday, according to Central Maine Power. Winds gusted in Portland to a high of 63 mph at 12:40 a.m. Monday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kimble. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
USM creates Maine’s ﬁrst STEM Honors Program for science, math DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT The University of Southern Maine is establishing the USM Pioneers Program, the state’s first honors program for students interested in the sciences, technology, engineering and math, the university announced. The Pioneers Program is made possible through a $158,000 start-up grant from the University of Maine System’s Strategic Investment Fund, which was created as part of the System’s “New Challenges, New Directions” initiative. One of the fund’s goals is to support new curricular developments that align academic programs with Maine’s changing economy. USM is eligible for two additional years of SIF funding to support the development of the program. In addition, USM will seek private sector, foundation, and federal funding to sustain and institutionalize the program after the conclusion of the SIF start-up grant. USM President Selma Botman envisions the Pioneers Program as a signature university effort to “prepare our best and brightest science, technology, engineering and mathematics students to drive the innovation economy here in Maine.” The goal is to recruit six to eight students for the fall of 2011, and then to enroll 10 or more students annually. Successful candidates will have scored a minimum of 650 on their math SAT’s and will have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in their science coursework. Each student will be awarded a four-year
financial aid package that includes a full scholarship, paid internships and a notebook computer. Pioneer scholars also will attend an intensive summer program before beginning their firstyear studies; be assigned to a single residence hall as part of a customized learning community; receive individualized advising; and have opportunities to work directly with faculty on research projects. By graduation, Pioneer scholars will have completed 1,000 hours of high-impact, experiential learning opportunities designed to deepen their knowledge in STEM and to prepare them for careers after graduation. Michael Wing of Gorham, who holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from USM and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics, has been appointed director of the program. Wing has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing, operations and business management at both small and multi-national companies. More recently, he has taught in USM’s Department of Technology and is a member and past chair of the USM School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (ASET) Executive Advisory Council. “We have the foundation here for a great program,” said Wing, “thanks to our nationally accredited, high-quality science and engineering programs and solid relationships with science and technology-based businesses.” USM will soon announce creation of a Pioneers Program Advisory Board, according to the USM press release.
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Carl Lester Loeffel Carl Lester Loeffel passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 7, 2010. He was born Oct. 20, 1936 in New Haven, Conn., the son of Lester and Mildred Loeffel. He grew up in West Haven, Conn. Carl married Nancy Guy and moved to Maine in 1967. After graduating from Trinity College in 1958, Carl devoted nearly half a century to his actuary career. Companies including Fireman’s Fund, UNUM, Equitable, and most recently the State of Maine benefitted from his expertise. Carl enjoyed spending time with his family, attending sporting
events, reading, solving puzzles, and relaxing at Casino Beach. A favorite pastime was to enjoy relaxing after yard work with Dr. John Boland and Jim Ryer. He was predeceased by his parents, his Aunt Lona, and by his loving wife Nancy. Carl will be dearly missed by his daughter Debby (Loeffel) Maley and her husband John E. Maley of Cape Elizabeth; son Scott Loeffel and his wife Angela Story-Loeffel of South Portland; son Carl Loeffel Jr of Newburyport, Mass., and his fiancée Linda Yetz; three granddaughters Kasey, Kim, and Samantha; and many special nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road in South Portland. A funeral service will be held on Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at Saint Albans Episcopal Church.
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Take a test to see if you’re spoiling your child Here is a quick quiz to determine if you spoil your child: Question 1) You and your partner finally get away on the honeymoon you never had. What do you bring back for Junior as a souvenir? A) An “airport stocking” complete with half-used hotel shampoos; a mini-ketchup; oyster crackers and/or a tiny package of cashew pieces; a pen; a wet nap and an individually wrapped mint. B) Nothing. Our love is gift enough. C) This is a trick question. We would never leave our dumpling alone. We gave him the bedroom and having him there was worth sacrificing our backs for a week on the pullout couch. Question 2) Which scenario best describes how you disci––––– pline your child when you catch Use Your her using a Sharpie on the Outdoor Voice newly painted living room wall? A) “No, no, no, muffin! I am going to count to three and then there is going to be big trouble. One ... two ... I’m serious. No more cookies or TV. One ... Two ... can you hear me? Don’t make me get to three. There will be no birthday parties and Santa is watching. One ... two …” B) “Ooooh, wow. Look at that lovely artwork. But Mommy doesn’t think that shade of permanent black really matches the palette in here. So, can you pretty please hand me that marker? I’ll buy you a new dress!” C) “Just wait until your father gets home!” The correct answer: We all spoil our children. They are so darn cute and funny. How can we say “no” to those adorable chubby cheeks? The problem comes when they turn nine and hit that inevitable awkward stage and we have to confront the no-longercute-enough-to-warrant-an-extra-cookie beasts we have created. I made the amateur mistake of rewarding the buds of spoiled behavior. Baby Boy snuck into the pantry and lugged out a gallon tub of peanut butter pretzels (the origin of which I have no idea but I don’t want to throw them away in case a friend asks if they left their massive tub of salty snacks at our house). “You cannot have those. It is seven in the morning.” At this, he threw his arm to his forehead and in a
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Nancy Pelosi, superhero Really, what did you expect? The first woman speaker of the House, a tough, smart, rich and attractive pro, the most powerful woman in the world, helps get a Democrat elected president and then helps that Democratic president get his ambitious agenda through amid very difficult economic times and two wars. Did you think someone would send her flowers to say thank you? Of course not. She’s a witch and worse. Unprintable. The best thing about this election cycle being over is that maybe everyone can take a break from beating up on Nancy Pelosi. The president was right to take responsibility during his postelection news conference, but that won’t stop a lot of people from blaming Pelosi. Easier than blaming the guy who is still president. I feel like making a sign: “Stop Blaming Nancy.” I don’t know how much of it is sexist, and even that is unconscious and all but impossible to measure. Pelosi is one of those women people have strong reactions to. Haven’t you noticed? You find people who have never met her and don’t actually know all that much about her except that she personifies everything they hate. Sorting through responses to politicians as opposed to responses to women politicians is especially difficult in a year
Susan Estrich ––––– Creators Syndicate when we saw so many different kinds of terrible — and terrific — women candidates that some of the stereotypes, good and bad, had to die. By any measure, though, Pelosi has been the punditry’s pinata. So let’s set the record straight: She didn’t single-handedly lose the Congress. She isn’t the architect of destruction. She did precisely what her president asked her to do and what, dare I remind folks, he promised to do when running for president. This was not some set of moves she devised on a freelance detour. This was the plan. Getting one bill passed is close to impossible. Ask any kid who has spent a summer in Washington, or better yet a semester, and can’t understand how people tolerate its menu of constant frustration. Imagine mastering it. She did. Imagine keeping all the independent contractors marching in the same direction when their jobs are at stake. You could say she made it hard, but you have to admit the Republicans did not at any point make it easy.
Some day, when our kids or grandkids take it for granted that everybody has a card that allows them to get health care when they’re sick, maybe she’ll be remembered as courageous. Even today, you aren’t going to convince me that Democrats would have fared better in this election if they had nothing to show for the last two years. Between pushing his plan through and failing to get it through, you’ll be hard-pressed to convince me that Pelosi should be blamed for doing the former instead of the latter. Of course, there is a third option. Maybe she should have convinced him to do less; to divide the health care plan into stages; less money for the stimulus; fewer jobs now but more in the long run. Like her members. Politics isn’t just about doing the right thing. It’s also about winning. When doing what you think is right is going to cost you an election — as happened here — it’s likely a good indication not that politics is bad but that you’re wrong. Boy, that’s a tough one. Did people really expect Pelosi to put the kibosh on change? Imagine what they would have said about her if she had. (To find out more about Susan Estrich, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators. com.)
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‘Powerless by design, fabulous by choice’ Elected with a few votes, island ofﬁcials embrace ‘futility’ It may be a while before we know for sure if the Peaks Island Council continues to exist, but at least it has a new Facebook page. The election without candidates for a board that might not exist ended with nearly all the ballots being tossed out. Officials have told the Daily Sun more than 100 ballots were disqualified for technical violations — omitting addresses — and islanders were left knowing that if they had chads, they would doubtless be hanging ones. One of three newly elected councilors — not the one famous for social marketing who designed the Web program the famous Daily Kos blog site runs on — launched the Facebook page yesterday, featuring a photo of The Ramones music group and the slogan “powerless by design, fabulous by choice.” Wall postings were equally serious, first announcing a “new sheriff in town” and then demanding that the sheriff be fired. “We have nothing but a sense of humor,” explained Eric Eaton, 40, who launched the page after leading what turned out to be a pro-secession sweep with four votes. He said seeing the PIC “... as anything other than a symbol of futility” is senseless. All three of those elected have agreed to serve, removing at least one question from the council’s future — some had speculated that anyone elected with such a small vote would decline to serve. Symbol or not, the Peaks Island Council election has become a civic roller coaster. First, all seven members of the advisory group either quit
Behind its tranquil exterior, Peaks Island is a hotbed of discussion and debate over what should become of the Peaks Island Council. Members newly elected as writein candidates are talking about the future. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)
Curtis Robinson ––––– Usually Reserved or declined to seek election as part of a protest exodus over perceived inattention from the mainland city. Then there were no candidates for three seats in last week’s election, but selections could still receive write-in votes. The winners had vote counts of 4, 3 and 3. The issue becomes a bit more confusing because the earlier council resignations have apparently left the board with only one member — which, combined with the three new councilors, would be enough to form a quorum. But, since its an advisory board, it’s unclear if a quorum is particularly necessary. No wonder Eaton and his equally newly elected colleague, Rusty Foster, propose moving council meetings to The Pub in the Inn on Peaks Island. Maybe, they say, on mug night. Maybe even when Old Thumper is featured. Both Foster and Eaton learned of their election via a Daily Sun story, but on Tuesday both had received formal city letters and had accepted their election. They said campaigning had been limited to asking “a couple” of friends to maybe vote for them, but the did include their addresses. Foster, 34, has been an activist for removing the island from municipal Portland, actually ran in the thenserious first council election but lost.
He is familiar in Maine tech circles for creating the “Scoop” website content system used by Daily Kos. He’s also well-known for a controversy involving fundraising, and for the record says the Wiki stuff on that issue is now “pretty much accurate.” Foster said the plan when he ran before was that the PIC might become a “shadow island government” awaiting a split with Portland. Now, he says, the council is not a path to secession but away from actual separation. Still, he adds, it will be worth serving if only as a symbol of futility. This time around, he said, “I can tell you that I didn’t vote for me” and added he “... didn’t want it [his election] to sound like a plan, because it wasn’t.” Next steps — and brace yourself here with a resolve usually reserved for late winter car trouble — actually remain a bit sketchy. The newly elected candidates say they have been asked to schedule their own inauguration (who else?), but a few parliamentary questions remain. For example, can a single remaining councilor actually convene a meeting for the purposes of
inauguration ? Or, since this is a city neighborhood advisory council created in the wake of the 2006 independence push, does anyone still give a damn? Sid Gerard, the other of the threevote victors, has said one of the first orders of business may be to look into why so many ballots were not counted, although he also confirmed a lack of addresses seems to be the problem. His own ballot, he said, was likely not counted because he left off the writein address. While responding with tongue firmly in cheek, the other new council members offers some suggestion that they approach the new roles with some seriousness. “I take it as seriously as anyone else on the island or in the city does,” said Eaton, who said it was “kind of liberating” to have such a non-mandate. And liberation, it seems, is perhaps the most consistent theme of the Peaks no-candidate election. (Curtis Robinson is editor of The Portland Daily Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Fears about online wagering are demonstrably bogus KNOWLES from page 4
voice that rivaled any Tony-winning performer said, “But I need it!” And I laughed. Now he is quick to launch into “ButIneeditbutIneeditbutIneedit!” about anything throughout the day. I try to cope with these tantrums with the sage, “Ignore the behavior, not the child.” Honestly, I don’t know what that means. Luckily, I was turned on to a newly published book called “How to Unspoil Your Child Fast: A Speedy, Complete Guide to Contented Children and Happy Parents” by Richard Bromfield, PhD. (It is also the perfect size to fit in your purse or diaper bag for onthe-go reference.) Even if you don’t think your babes are spoiled (I certainly don’t) this book is a wonderful guide to use prophylactically. Dr. Bromfield guides parents on how to more effectively use classic discipline techniques like the 1-2-3 routine and timeouts. He discusses dealing with whining and how to cease using bribery and idle threats. He teaches us how to be authoritative parents, versus authoritarian or passive. “Children from authoritative homes tend to be livelier, happier, more emotionally self-regulated, resilient, socially adept and flexible,”
Bromfield explains. If we change our behavior to establish, or take back, parental control we can help mold our children in becoming the grateful, confident, thoughtful adults we want them to be. Raising children that aren’t spoiled brats is certainly a challenge. Often, it is much easier to say “yes” than confront a screaming toddler in the grocery store. But the nurses don’t provide a power point presentation on the finer points of discipline before we leave the hospital. Tanya Townsend Lippke, mom of toddler twins, admits, “My kids are definitely spoiled. How do I keep them in check? Um, still working on a plan for that!” Other moms think spoiling kids is a natural part of having them. “As long as they say thank you, act appreciative, don’t expect things, and will work for some things ... spoil the hell out of ‘em!” says Heather Russell Whitaker. Only two moms that I spoke with adamantly defend their non-spoiling ways. “We do not believe our child is spoiled. She knows to respect the rules and her parents. She is given consistent instructions on how to behave. If she doesn’t follow those rules, she knows that there will be specific consequences,” says Jennifer. “She knows no matter what, though, she is loved.” The majority of the parents said that they don’t
spoil their kids by giving them everything they want—the main issue came down to effectively disciplining them. “As parents we don’t ever offer bribes or rewards, even for potty, which is a quick and expensive road to go down as the older they get the more you have to spend on the reward/bribe,” says Naomi Gibel, mom of two toddlers . “Sure, this results in tantrums here or there but that’s learning to deal with the emotions, not that they are spoiled at this age. Then there are the moms who are getting a second chance at spoiling their little ones. “My kids weren’t spoiled but my dog sure is,” admits Janice Hutchinson. One strategy that is easy to implement immediately is to stop justifying your decisions to your kids. That weakens your power. “You are the parent,” says Bromfield. “ You’re an educated adult who’s had sex, backed into a tree while driving a car and even lost money on lottery tickets. Your child hasn’t even finished Kindergarten. What does she know? Case closed.” Other books mom-approved for raising great kiddos include “Outwitting Toddlers” by Bill Adler and Peggy Robin and “Above All, Be Kind” by Zoe Weil. (Maggie Knowles is a columnist for The Portland Daily Sun. Her column appears Wednesdays.)
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Larger issue is an ongoing conﬂict over city’s ‘R6’ zone lot, but under R7 100 percent coverage is allowed. The High Street project illustrates the debate: Community Housing of Maine, the affordable housing organization, requested that the property be moved from R6 zoning to R7, a move that would REALTY LEADERS allow building on all Located in the of the nearly 24,000 North Conway square foot property. Professional Building Ready to Move in for the Holidays -New Construction Part of that site is 2541 White Mtn. Hwy. 51 K St Conway – 2Bedrms/2Baths/Familyrm & a Livingrm/ Open Kitchen & Dining/ Guest Rm/.25acre/ N. Conway, NH an existing building 1700sqft of Living/Agent Interest 603-356-6500 Office used until this fall mls 2820376 $169,900 603-986-1077 Cell by the University of Southern Maine. The second part is an open, grass-covered vacant lot. Building out the entire lot is not the Community Housing of Maine, the affordable housing organization, requested that this property on High Jack & Jan et current plan, which Street be moved from R6 zoning to R7, a move that would allow building on all of the nearly 24,000 square M cM ahon 30 Whittier Rd W. Ossipee Commercial instead calls for foot property. (CURTIS ROBINSON PHOTO) Realtors® Property with lots of Possibilities! 6000’sqft Visit us on developing the site Building/Paved Parking Lot/3.46acres/On NH YOUR time... with a 35-unit multi-family residential development ticular development will be completed, she noted, www.MWVrealtyNH.com Snowmobile Trails/Full Kitchen/5 Baths/Finished and 15 parking spaces. The city’s planning board suggesting instead that a contract zone — a type of Basement/Open Floor Plan/Just Off NH Rte 16 & voted 6-0 to recommend approval with an “emerconditional approval — might be more appropriate. 41/Currently Home of Whittier Lions Club mls 4016227 Priced Right $115,000 gency” provision allowing the new zoning to take “I’m not disagreeing with your proposal per se,” effect immediately. she told the developer. “[But] once you make the But existing plans zoning change, that’s it.” were not part of the sole Housing committee member and District 1 Councouncil objection to the cilor Kevin Donoghue countered that “... if we do proposal, which came everything by exemption, soon there will be no from District 4 Councilor rules.” Cheryl Leeman, who The housing committee, he said, “should look at The Cohen -Tra cy Tea m worried that rezoning is the R6 regulations.” 7 5 John Roberts Road forever. In an interview after the council discussion, DonoSouth Portland,M E 04106 “We have absolutely no ghue explained that he believes the R6 zone should 207-774-4224,E xt.258 guarantee” that the parallow more density and the R7 zone should go away. “In my opinion,” he said. “We should make the R6 a bit more aggressive.” The councilor described the R7 as a sort of “ready to wear” contract zoning that was created to develop the Unity Village years ago, and that it W estbrook $28,400 Harrison,TBB,$147,316 illustrates the need. “There are very few R6 [development] projects,” he noted, adding later that he would prefer something in the middle of the two zones. As for the High Street proposal, it eventually T W O -B E D R O O M A V A IL A B L E in passed with Leeman W aterboro,$169,000 Scarborough,$337,316 histo ric do w nto w n W estbro o k blocking the emergency provision, which must building fo r co uples 55+ w ho m eet receive unanimous couninco m e requirem ents. U nique la yo uts cil approval. Instead, the up-zoning will take effect w ith o rigina l a rchitectura l elem ents. in 30 days. O ff-street pa rking, eleva to rs, a nd 24As for the ongoing issue, Donoghue said the ho ur m a intena nce. $949 includes ht, next steps would probhw, electricity, a nd A C . Sectio n 8 ably come in the housing committee where “... vo ucher ho lders w elco m e. there’s always more to be South Portland,$189,000 P lease call Joyce G off: 207-854-6828 W indham ,U N DER CO N TRACT! done.” UP-ZONE from page one
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Looking for food vendors to pay it forward We all have those Yoda-like people in our lives who remind us, when things are bleak, that we should whip out our gratitude journals and literally or figuratively take stock of what’s truly important by seeing not only how fortunate we really are, but also to reflect on acts of kindness that came our way and pro-actively pay them forward. These do-gooders are usually low-key and use common sense rather than guilt to point out the obvious, or even more effectively, let you come to terms with, “Hey! What can I do to help others?” all by yourself. For example, this column is a fine bastion of journalism written every Tuesday morning at 5:30, accompanied by a full pot of coffee and enough Sweet ‘n Low to kill a lab rat. Over the past six months, I have taken restaurants and their employees to task. I have called out poor behavior in diners and staff. I have made recommendations about booking functions, quirky places, and odd things relating to food. I have also lovingly called on my Bubbie, my daughter Carly, my creative consulting team at Casa Novello, my ex, the New Guy, my bff, my attorney, and Bad Dog (I feel like Jeff Dunham) to make exceedingly droll points more fun. What I haven’t done is use my knowledge and resources to pay it forward and do for others beyond providing behindthe-scenes restaurant info-tainment. My own personal eye-opening Yoda is an amazing woman named Deb Bergeron. She’s part of WomenOutWorking (WOW) which is, “Greater Portland’s networking group bringing local business women together.” We all know the point of such groups is to offer each other leads and referrals and to draw on the strengths of each member to reach potential clients in non-traditional ways. This group of driven business women has decided to take time and effort away from their primary goal of increasing personal profits to host a fundraising event called, A Night to Make Wishes Come
True. The event, which benefits the Maine Chapter of Make A Wish, is taking place the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Woodfords Club in Portland. ––––– As far as helping with causes and What It’s fund raisers many local chefs, resLike taurant owners, and caterers are being hit up daily to provide recipe contributions, food donations, gift certificates for raffles, on-site event product preparation, and more. The number of worthy causes and events are staggering and while non-profit cash contributions are shrinking as a sign of the times, organizations are relying more heavily on the hospitality community to help pick up the slack. Some of the established events have a set cast of characters to count on, and it’s a safe bet you’ll know who’s donating at the Chocolate Lovers’ Fling or at Portland Ovations Epicurean Auction year after year. Bergeron, who is the event ringleader, is a life coach by trade and an officially trained, certified Wish Granter (aka self-professed ‘Fairy Godmother”) who became interested in Make A Wish after being touched by a personal, life-changing event many years ago. She and the other members of WOW are working to make the evening a time to, “...socialize, shop, and support a good cause.” The Woodfords Club is working to get its good name out as they are under new management, by giving the group a great deal on the space. I am working to help WOW raise awareness via a little PR. When Deb and I recently met to chat about something else all together, she had no idea I wrote a column, and I had no idea she was working on this project. It became crystal clear this was an opportunity (a wake up call almost) for me to give back and pay it forward. Admission to A Night to Make Wishes Come True is free and there will be a cash bar hosted by CVC Catering Group, Girl Gone Raw treats from Elizabeth Fraser, chair massage by Maureen Roy, entertainment, and a sold-out room full of vendors. There
A Night to Make Wishes Come True, which beneﬁts the Maine Chapter of Make A Wish, is taking place the evening of Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Woodfords Club in Portland. will be a silent auction, with the staggering goal of raising enough money to grant a whole wish to a child with a life-threatening illness ...but guess what one thing WOW doesn’t have enough of to ensure the success of their heartfelt effort? They don’t have enough food vendor participation or actual prepared food donations. Was it a coincidence Deb and I even met at all last week? Was it a coincidence this one specific need came up in discussion between an event-planning life coach and a restaurant/marketing food columnist? I think not! So, in addition to hoping enough people attend and support the event personally (did I mention it’s free to get in?), I’m asking my fellow restaurant and hospitality industry pros to see if there’s anything at all you can do to help. Can you throw together a cheese platter? A dessert tray? Want to donate a gift certificate? Yes, we all get hit up for donations and they are all needed and appreciated. Yes, we all reach a donation saturation level, but truly meaningful opportunities to give back and pay it forward are often hiding in the most obvious places and are very rarely without unexpected rewards. Want to make a donation or have a question about the event? Call Deb Bergeron at 207-797-9007, or send an email to email@example.com. Look for postevent coverage and goal results, and remember, it’s never to late to give back or too early to pay it forward. (Natalie Ladd and her “What’s It Like” column take a weekly look at the culinary business in and around Portland. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Hot Suppa! on Congress Street has been routinely filling up their 40-seat restaurant, and now they’re open for dinner. The name is a take on Maine vernacular. “It’s more of an expression than a noun,” said Alec Sabina, who explained that the term comes from some deep-woods-hunting Mainers who used the term to describe anything unimpeachabley delicious. “It’s an expression of good things, I thought it was a catchy term that could encompass a lot,” Sabina said. On their website, Moses and Alec Sabina write: “In 2004, two brothers from Portland embarked on a gastronomic tour, eating their way across America’s finest diners, barbecue fests, soul food joints, and fish frys. They journeyed from one out-of-the-way eatery to the next, seeking the simple perfection of everyday regional dishes served in establishments where original recipes are still made from scratch. Their goal was to learn how a good neighborhood restaurant becomes a food institution; the type of place that a friend tells a friend not to miss.” LEFT: Bartender Neil Worcester works Tuesday night at Hot Suppa!, which is now open for dinner. (MATT DODGE PHOTO)
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South Sudan. And once again, Peace Action Maine is involved in education about issues in the Jan. 9 referendum. “Peace Action Maine has been involved with the Sudanese since 1999, we got involved because of U.S. arms sales, which were never directly to Sudan, but we basically supplied weapons to all sides of the combat indirectly,” Staley-Mays said. “That was our interest, and since there were so many Sudanese here, it came to something that really distinguishes this Peace Action chapter from all other Peace Action chapters in the country,” he said. Earlier, the group worked with Fur Cultural Revival, a Darfur community organization, he recalled. “We can’t even begin to understand how horrific this is for these people. It’s through education that people will learn,” said Jacqui Deveneau, Peace Action Maine outreach coordinator. On Tuesday, the Sudanese Community Association of Maine, in association with Fur Cultural Revival held a rally in Portland for peace in Sudan. Members of Peace Action Maine joined the rally, holding signs expressing support for an independent South Sudan. Two more noontime rallies are planned in Monument Square, on Dec. 9 and on the day of the Sudan referendum vote, Jan. 9. “It’s a huge, huge movement,” Deveneau said, noting the importance of this referendum.
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But Americans, preoccupied with domestic affairs and the country’s own overseas commitments, may not appreciate the importance of the January referendum and people in this country may feel isolated from the horrors visited upon the Sudanese people by Sudan President Al-Bashir, who is wanted internationally for war crimes, Deveneau said. “The misunderstandings are so great,” she said. But Americans’ day-to-day concerns pale in comparison to what happens in Sudan. “We are not fleeing from being annihilated,” Deveneau said. Southern Maine boasts the largest organized Sudanese refugee community in the United States, and Peace Action Maine decided early on to become involved with Sudanese issues, even when the national umbrella group for Peace Action Maine wasn’t sure. “We just said, ‘We’re researching Sudan anyway, it makes sense for us to do it here in Maine,’” StaleyMays recalled. Staley-Mays predicted passage of the independence referendum, but the government of Sudan is likely to stand in the way of the referendum, even to the point of going to war with South Sudan, he said. “My prediction is we’ll get this, but it will get worse before it gets better,” Staley-Mays said.
“I’ve known from the beginning that the South, if given a chance, that the people would overwhelmingly vote for separation. That’s something that’s really hard for other Africans to understand. Because people like the Congolese are trying desperately to keep their country together,” he said. The Sudanese refugee community in Portland spends much of its time at the Meg Perry Center, home to Peace Action Maine. The center is headquarters for Fur Cultural Revival, the Darfur group whose public face is El-Fadel Arbab, a genocide survivor from Darfur who now spends much of his time touring and speaking. On a recent First Friday Art Walk, El-Fadel displayed information about the genocide in Sudan. Every Saturday night a group from Rwanda meets at the center. Deveneau said she hopes to increase the multicultural aspect of the center. “Peace Action has become very ensconsed in this. Meg Perry Center is a community center, and we’re becoming a multicultural community center,” Deveneau said. For more information about Fur Cultural Revival, visit http://sites.google.com/site/furculturalrevivalme. For more information about Peace Action Maine, visit www.peaceactionme.org.
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Hot Suppa! dishes up dinners land Farm in New GloucesEATERY from page one ter. But the ultimate converBut bolstered by $66,000 gence of southern comfort from a federal Community and Maine ingredients Development Bock Grant comes in the form of the and a desire to never have restaurant’s oven-fried to answer the questions “chicken and a waffle.” about the incongruity of Featuring Maine maple their name and hours of syrup and fresh cream operation, the Sabina brothbutter alongside two golden ers last week began offering brown friend chicken dinner service five nights a breasts, Sabina admits the week. combination seems odd to “I’m relieved that hopesome — until they try it. fully I’ll never have to “Some people might say answer that question again,” ‘that sounds a little funky’ said Sabina, who along with but they eat it and it puts a brother Moses, owns the smile on their face,” he said. restaurant at 703 Congress. “With the Maine maple The brothers had always syrup, it doesn’t get any intended to expand into a better than that,” he said. dinner offering, and applied While five years might for the CDBG grant to help seem like a long time to put fund the idea. The grants off an inevitable expansion, are funded by the federal Alec said the restaurant’s government but allocated by focus is more culinary than local communities. In Portcash oriented. “We take our land, the Hot Suppa! grant time to sort of grow slowly raised eyebrows because the money seldom funds private Lauren MacLean, a server at Hot Suppa!, works at the front and really concentrate on enterprise. counter after the lunch rush. Hot Suppa! successfully applied our food,” he said. “It took us two tries to for $66,000 in community development block grant funding “We really like having the 40 seats here, it’s just a nice get the grant, but it really through the city. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO) size for a restaurant and helped us out,” said Sabina. it’s easy to manage, easy something you’re going to see “The money allowed us to to make sure you’re putting out every day in Maine,” he said. provide eight fulltime jobs to good food quality,” he said. “That’s one thing about New expand into dinner service, it was It also dosn’t hurt to be slightly Orleans, there’s a lot of different the capital restraint that was off the beaten culinary path, said types of food — French, Cajun holding us back.” Sabina. “When we were doing inspired things, and if you drive Serving New Orleans inspired our market research, we drew a a few hours you’re going to find a cuisine, including poor boys, fried circle around the restaurant and lot of poutine,” Sabina said. chicken and waffles, and barbelooked at all the places we would But the Sabinas can’t seem to cue shrimp and grits, Hot Suppa be direct competition with, that help themselves when it comes also offers more traditional way we knew we had something to adding a gourmet touch to breakfast fare, as well as their new to offer.” traditional comfort foods. Their popular Cubano sandwich. “We’re just happy to be here, it’s poutine, for example — a Quebec “There is something for everynice to be able to walk through dish of french fries, gravy and body but it defiantly has a New the restaurant and see local cheese curds — features a foie Orleans style slant to it, it’s people in here,” he said. gras gravy and curds from Pinecrave-able comfort food, but not
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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Wednesday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2010; with 51 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 10, 1775, the U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. On this date: In 1917, 41 suffragists were arrested for picketing in front of the White House. In 1919, the American Legion opened its first national convention, in Minneapolis. In 1928, Japanese Emperor Hirohito (heeroh-hee-toh) was formally enthroned, almost two years after his ascension. In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” on her CBS radio program. Turkish statesman Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died in Istanbul at age 57. In 1954, the U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, depicting the raising of the American flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was dedicated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Arlington, Va. In 1969, the children’s educational program “Sesame Street” made its debut on National Educational Television (later PBS). In 1975, the ore-hauling ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald and its crew of 29 mysteriously sank during a storm in Lake Superior with the loss of all on board. In 1980, Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was registered by the country’s Supreme Court. In 1982, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died at age 75. One year ago: President Barack Obama visited Fort Hood, Texas, where he somberly saluted the 13 Americans killed in a shooting rampage, pledging the killer would be “met with justice — in this world, and the next.” Today’s Birthdays: Actor Russell Johnson is 86. Film composer Ennio Morricone (EHN’-yoh mor-ee-KOHN’-eh) is 82. Blues singer Bobby Rush is 76. Actor Albert Hall is 73. American Indian activist Russell Means is 71. Country singer Donna Fargo is 69. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) is 67. Lyricist Tim Rice is 66. Rock singer-musician Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) is 63. Actressdancer Ann Reinking is 61. Actor Jack Scalia is 60. Movie director Roland Emmerich is 55. Actor Matt Craven is 54. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 54. Actress Mackenzie Phillips is 51. Author Neil Gaiman (GAY’-mihn) is 50. Actress Vanessa Angel is 47. Actor-comedian Tommy Davidson is 47. Actor Michael Jai (jy) White is 46. Country singer Chris Cagle is 42. Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan is 42. Actress Ellen Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh) (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 41. Rapper-producer Warren G is 40. Comedian-actor Chris Lilley is 36. Rock singer-musician Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) is 35. Rapper Eve is 32. Rock musician Chris Joannou (joh-AN’-yoo) (Silverchair) is 31. Actor Bryan Neal is 30. Actress Heather Matarazzo is 28. Country singer Miranda Lambert is 27. Actor Josh Peck is 24.
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CNBC Marijuana: Pot Industry Ford: Rebuilding
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Untold Stories of ER
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I Shouldn’t Be Alive
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EVENTS CALENDAR––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– event is open to the public. Artists interested in participating contact: pattaub@earthlink. net.” At Space Gallery, 538 Congress St. FMI: www.mainedrawathon.blogspot.com
Wednesday, Nov. 10 Flu walk-in clinic 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To help protect adults living in Greater Portland during the upcoming inﬂuenza season, next week, two of eight planned inﬂuenza (ﬂu) walk-in clinics will be offer by the City of Portland, Health and Human Services Department’s Public Health Division. The seasonal ﬂu vaccine will be available for $10.00, or at no cost for individuals with a Medicare Part B card. All types of insurance including MaineCare will be accepted. Pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine will also be available for $45.00 or free for people with MaineCare. The clinics are open to adults, eighteen and older. For speciﬁc information on the locations and dates for Portland Public Health’s ﬂu clinics, please contact the City of Portland’s Flu Hotline at 874-8946 or visit the Immunization Program website, http://www.portlandmaine. gov/hhs/health.asp. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., State of Maine Room, City Hall, 389 Congress St.
Veterans Day Parade 10:30 a.m. The Veterans Day Parade will take place from the assembly area in the vicinity of Longfellow Square, proceed along Congress Street, and travel east to Portland City Hall where the ceremonies will take place.
‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 7 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http://oldportplayhouse.com
UMF presents poet Adrian Matejka
7:30 p.m. University of Maine at Farmington Visiting Writers Series presents poet Adrian Matejka as the next reader in its popular free and open-to-the-public program bring6 p.m. Maine Veterans for Peace and their Nora Barrows-Friedman, who recently returned from working with children in Palestinian refugee camps. ing accomplished and award-winning writsupporters will walk from Farmington to She will speak in Portland Sunday, Nov. 21. “Up Against the Wall: Palestine, Israel and the Prospects for ers to western Maine. Matejka’s reading is sponsored by UMF’s distinctive Bachelor of Portland with a message to citizens in the Peace,” will take place at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church. (Photo courtesy Nora Barrows-Friedman) Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and state — “the war in Afghanistan is costing within half-a-percentage point of the actual totals. He has will take place in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student us $8 billion per month.” The peace walk will run from been an independent public opinion pollster since 1994 and Center. It will be followed by a signing by the author. MateNov. 2-11. Portland potluck supper/program on Nov. 10 is a frequent guest on Fox News, CNBC, the BBC and other jka’s ﬁrst collection of poems, “The Devil’s Garden,” won (Wednesday) at 6 p.m., Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church major media outlets.” Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, the 2002 Kinereth Gensler Award from Alice James Books Hall, 80 Sherman St. at Mellen, Portland, 773-6562; on South Portland. 11:15 a.m., Sponsor Reception with Ras— a cooperative poetry press founded in 1973 and afﬁliNov. 11 (Thursday) walkers will participate in the Veterans mussen. Governor Elect Paul LePage, the Maine Heritage ated with UMF since 1994. His second collection, “MixDay parade in Portland and afterwards will join a potluck Policy Center’s 2007 Freedom & Opportunity Award Winner, ology,” (Penguin Books, 2009) was a winner of the 2008 lunch and Draw-a-thon at Space Gallery (538 Congress has conﬁ rmed he will attend this year’s luncheon event. To National Poetry Series and nominated for an NAACP Image St.). For full walk schedule and registration information, register online, visit www.mainepolicy.org. For more inforAward. The recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary see http://vfpmaine.org/vfp.htm mation, please contact Amanda Clark at 321-2550 or email Awards and fellowships from Cave Canem and the Lannan The future of the First Amendment firstname.lastname@example.org. Foundation, Matejka has had his work featured in Ameri6 p.m. “The future of the First Amendment — and our can Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry 2010, Crab Maine Gay Task Force Panel democracy — in the aftermath of Citizens United v. FEC,” Orchard Review, and Ploughshares, among other journals 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The University of Southern Maine Sampa panel discussion, University of Maine School of Law, 246 and anthologies. He currently teaches at Southern Illinois son Center for Diversity in Maine will be holding a panel disDeering Ave. “The Maine Campaign to Reclaim Democracy University Edwardsville where he serves as poetry editor cussion with members of the Maine Gay Task Force about was founded in the summer of 2010 by a group of Maine for Sou’wester and is the William and Margaret Going “Maine LGBT History: Life and Activism in the 1970s” in the attorneys concerned about the future of our democracy — Endowed Professor for 2010-11. seventh-ﬂ oor events room of the Glickman Family Library, and First Amendment jurisprudence — in the wake of the Portland. Light refreshments will be served. This event is ‘Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress Supreme Court’s decision last January in Citizens United free and open to the public. For further information, contact v. Federal Election Commission.” Sponsored by American and the Tangerine’ at SPACE Gallery Susie Bock, director of the Jean Byers Sampson Center Constitution Society for Law and Policy (www.acslaw.org); 7:30 p.m. Film: “Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress for Diversity in Maine, at 780-4269 or by email at bocks@ Free Speech for People (www.freespeechforpeople.org); and the Tangerine,” at SPACE Gallery. “Louise Bourgeois: usm.maine.edu. This event celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Maine Campaign to Reclaim Democracy; League of Women The Spider, the Mistress and the Tangerine” is a “cinematic Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Collection of the SampVoters of Maine (www.lwvme.org). Introductory remarks by journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern son Center receiving the Stan Fortuna, Susan Henderson, Peter Pitegoff, Dean of the University of Maine School of art. As a screen presence, Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, Petter Prizer Collection. This collection chronicles the proLaw; moderated by Anne Schink, board member, Maine mercurial and emotionally raw. There was no separation duction of the Mainely Gay Newsletter, chronicling LGBT League of Women Voters. Panelists: Jeffrey D. Clements, between her life as an artist and the memories and emoactivism in Maine. Esq., General Counsel, Free Speech for People; Foundtions that affected her every day. Her process is on full dising Shareholder, Clements Law Ofﬁce LLC; H. Cabanne Portland’s district meeting, David Marshall play in this extraordinary documentary. As an artist, Louise Howard, Assistant Professor of Law and Public Policy, 7 p.m. In November, the city of Portland’s annual district Bourgeois has for six decades been at the forefront of sucUniversity of Maine School of Law; Robert A.G. Monks, meetings will be held throughout the city. City Councilors cessive new developments, but always on her own powFounding Partner, Lens Governance Advisors, P.A.; Author, and staff will be available to discuss neighborhood issues erfully inventive and disquieting terms.” $7; $5 for SPACE Corpocracy; Corporate Governance Expert; John Brautiand answer questions from the public. These meetings are mmbers and students w/ ID, part of SPACE’s SCOPE visual gam, Esq., Former State Representative, Maine House of the public’s opportunity to meet their district councilor, the arts ﬁlm series. http://www.space538.org/events.php Representatives; Former Maine Assistant Attorney General; Mayor and representatives from the various departments Alison Smith, Co-President, Maine Citizens for Clean Elecwithin the city. District 2 Meeting, hosted by Councilor Friday, Nov. 12 tions. For more information, contact John H. Branson, Esq., David Marshall, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St. Chair, Maine Campaign to Reclaim Democracy, 780-8611, For more information about these meetings, contact Mike jbranson@bransonlawofﬁce.com. Murray, the city’s Island and Neighborhood Administrator at The 2010 Ocean Literacy Summit in N.H., hosted 756-8288, or MSM@portlandmaine.gov. Portland Democratic City Committee meeting
Maine Veterans for Peace march from Farmington, potluck in Portland
7 p.m. The Portland Democratic City Committee will meet at King Middle School, 92 Deering Ave., to elect ofﬁcers and make plans for the upcoming election cycle. All Democrats living in the city are welcome to attend and take part.
2010 Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon with Scott Rassmussen, Governor Elect Paul LePage noon to 2 p.m. The Maine Heritage Policy Center presents Scott Rasmussen, founder and president, Rasmussen Reports, and one of the nation’s premier sources for public opinion information, the conservative think tank reported. “Rasmussen grew up in the broadcast business and, earlier in his career, he and his father founded ESPN, the cable sports network. While Mr. Rasmussen is most noted for his political polling, his company also provides extensive coverage of business, economic and lifestyle issues. This enables Scott to speak with authority on current events, underlying trends and the questions about which Americans are curious. Accuracy and stability are hallmarks of the Rasmussen tracking polls. A Fordham University analysis ranked Rasmussen Reports as the most accurate national polling ﬁrm in Election 2008. During Election 2004, Rasmussen Reports was the only ﬁrm to project the actual totals for the candidates
‘The Seafarer’ at Portland Stage
7:30 p.m. “It’s Christmas Eve in Dublin, and four old friends settle in for an evening of holiday cheer, complete with plenty of spirits. But a friendly poker game turns sinister when a mysterious stranger arrives to raise the stakes. AIRE is presenting the Maine premiere of this supernatural dark comedy by Conor McPherson, who has been hailed as “quite possibly the ﬁnest playwright of his generation.” (Warning: Contains mature content and language.) Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue in Portland. This play runs through Nov. 13. Maine Irish Heritage Center members and their guests are invited to attend any performance at a special reduced price of $18 general admission and $15 seniors and students. Reservations are necessary to get this special ticket price, so please call 799-5327 or e-mail email@example.com. Maine’s Irish Theater Company, www.airetheater.com
Thursday, Nov. 11 Draw-A-Thon! for Veterans Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “It’s a Draw-A-Thon! We want to bring our war $$ home and envision better ways to spend. This
by N.E. Ocean Science Education Collaborative
8 a.m. The 2010 Ocean Literacy Summit, hosted by the New England Ocean Science Education Collaborative, will be held at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The keynote address will be given by Dr. Paul Snelgrove, lead scientist for the Census of Marine Life at 11:30 a.m., and a panel discussion of Census of Marine Life researchers from the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, and the Universities of Connecticut, Southern Maine, and New Hampshire will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. An evening lecture by world-renowned ocean scientist and member of the US Census National Committee, Dr. Sylvia Earle, will be hosted by the Gulf of Maine Marine Education Association and the Gulf of Maine Census of Marine Life. As part of the ten-year Census of Marine Life, local scientists and historians from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut have gathered, shared, and analyzed information on the Northeast and beyond, making comparisons of marine environments across time and space. Their ﬁndings have made signiﬁcant advances in our understanding of how patterns of diversity, distribution, and abundance play a key role in marine ecosystems. see next page
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Portland Symphony Orchestra KinderKonzert at Scarborough High 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. KinderKonzerts (Strings): The Story of Abbie Burgess. “This new composition by Delvyn Case tells the true story of Abbie Burgess, painting a musical portrait of a raging storm and the brave young girl who kept the lighthouse burning despite all odds. This concert is recommended for grades 1 and up.” Scarborough High School. www.portlandsymphony.com
In-Town Holiday Craft Fair 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. In-Town Holiday Craft Fair, Tag and Bake Sale, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, First Parish Church, 425 Congress St., Portland.
Toys for Tots fundraiser in Biddeford 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Toys for Tots fundraiser. St. Andres Nursing Home, 407 Pool St., Biddeford. Night in Italy Dinner, 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. seating. $5 plus toy or donation/per person.
Flick and Float at Reiche Pool 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The second of four Flick and Floats will be held at the Reiche Pool, 166 Brackett St. Families and children of all ages can watch “How to Train Your Dragon,” the animated story of a hapless young Viking who becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon, while ﬂoating in the heated pool. Kids and adults are encouraged to bring their favorite ﬂoat, swimsuit, towel, and a bathing cap if hair is longer than chin length. Children under the age of seven and under four feet tall must be accompanied by an adult in the pool. Fees are $1 per child, $3 per adult and $5 Saturday marks a busy day for local churches. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on State Street (ABOVE) will celebrate a holiday fair and State Street stroll per family. Come and enjoy a one-of-a-kind movie starting at 9 a.m. St. Patrick’s Annual Bazaar is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the 1342 Congress St. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO) experience. For more information about Flick and Float, contact Portland Recreation Aquatic Ofﬁce the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and SPACE Galcan help in this way.” For more info, contact Emily Mercker at 874-8456. Other Flick and Floats are scheduled for Jan. lery. www.space538.org at 602-2124 or Keith Matassa at 602-2670. 14 and Feb. 18.
‘Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould’ screening at the Portland Museum of Art 6:30 p.m. Movies at the Museum, Portland Museum of Art. Friday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 13, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m.; NR. “An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate 27 years after his untimely death. His inimitable music and writing reveal an insightful worldview that we are still unravelling — his complex recording technologies, including overdubbing, was unprecedented. Though there have been many documentaries about Gould, most are distracted by his eccentricities, focusing on the pills, gloves, and scarves while missing the man and message behind the music. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould pierces through the myths, revealing the man beneath the icon.” www.portlandmuseum.org/events/movies.php#5232
Slideshow at Maine Rock Gym 7 p.m. The Maine Rock Gym in Portland will host a slide show by professional climbing guide Bayard Russell at 7 p.m., followed by open climbing time for all. The slideshow is titled “New England’s Best: A Tour of the Newest Lines on the Best Crags in Your Own Backyard, from Western Maine to the Adirondacks.” Russell, 33, a proliﬁc New England ﬁrst ascensionist, will present images and stories of his adventures. The entry fee of $15 will also include Flatbread pizza and other refreshments, and a day pass to the gym (gear/instruction is included). “Russell is a climbing instructor for Kismet Rock Foundation, the beneﬁciary of the event. Kismet provides multi-year rock climbing programs for disadvantaged New England youth. By developing their potential, Kismet prepares students to positively contribute to their communities and their culture throughout their lives. Several Kismet students from King Middle School in Portland will be in attendance at the event.” The event is sponsored by Outdoor Research, with support also provided by Maine Rock Gym, Flatbread Company, Shipyard Brewing Company and Cathedral Mountain Guides.
SLANT at SPACE Gallery 7:30 p.m. Emily Dickinson famously wrote, “Tell all the truth but tell it slant.” This free event at SPACE Gallery will put those words to the test as a series of writers, performers, and notable community members tell real 10-minute stories to a live audience without notes or props. This series is inspired by The Moth, a live storytelling organization established in NYC in 1997 and featured on Maine Public Radio. Storytellers will include Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz, award-winning non-ﬁction writer Liz Peavey, performer and educator Gretchen Berg, and longtime Portland arts and cultural booster and unofﬁcial mayor of Commercial Street Cyrus Hagge. Presented by The Telling Room, in association with the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance,
‘Hamlet’ by College of the Atlantic
Christmas Gifts and Decorations Sale
7:30 p.m. College of the Atlantic’s tradition of annual Shakespeare performances continues with a production of “Hamlet” on Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. performance Sunday, Nov. 14 in the Gates Community Center. The show is produced by many of the same students who recently brought “Macbeth” and “The Tempest” to the community, but this time features a soundtrack of “glam-rock” from the 1970s. The cast and crew includes a highly enthusiastic and tight group of students, many of whom have participated in the previous productions. “Hamlet” is directed by COA students Alicia Hynes (who co-directed “The Tempest” and “Macbeth”) working with assistant director Gina Sabatini. College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. Donations. 288-5015 or visit www.coa.edu.
8 a.m. Fifth annual Christmas Gifts and Decorations Sale, 1 p.m., Limington Town Hall, Route 11. Hundreds of new Christmas things from 25 cents to $2. Toys, gifts, decorations, underwear, clothing and shoes. FMI call Karen 6922989. Proceeds provide BEHS scholarships. Sponsored by Limington Extension.
Raqs Borealis at Bayside Bowl 8 p.m. Belly Dance and Live Music at Bayside Bowl. $10 seating, $8 general admission. Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St, Portland. “Join us for the seventh Raqs Borealis, featuring Mimi Fontana & Manhattan Tribal, Ayperi and the return of Okbari! Belly dance performances, open dancing, henna, free shoe rental and Bayside Bowl’s delicious fare!” http:// www.raqsayperi.com/events/raqsborealis/
‘Green Room: The Musical’ Maine premiere 8 p.m. Presented by New Edge Entertainment, “Green Room: The Musical” makes its Maine premiere. Directed by John Bryson, this musical is a “new backstage musical illustrating the journey of four college best friends determined to make it out of the Green Room and onto the Broadway Stage. They live out their complicated lives in the green room of their college theater department. Funny and heartwarming, this modern musical gives an authentic account of the struggles these four have in ﬁnding their place in the world.” Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20, $10. Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard. www.LucidStage.com
Saturday, Nov. 13 UNE Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center beneﬁt in Kennebunkport 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport will host a buffet breakfast to beneﬁt the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center at University of New England. The breakfast costs $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for children under 10, and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to MARC. “With our ofﬁcial mascot being Henry the Harbor Seal, we felt this was an important group for us to support, stated Tina Hewett-Gordon, general manager of The Nonantum. MARC plays an important role in helping to educate us all about the marine wildlife around us, so I am thrilled we
St. Luke’s Holiday Fair 9 a.m. St. Luke’s Holiday Fair and State Street Stroll; 5:30 p.m., Misio San Lucas (Chapel). http://cathedralofstluke. episcopalmaine.org/
Celtic Christmas at the Maine Irish Heritage Center 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Celtic Christmas at the Maine Irish Heritage Center. Enjoy this uniquely Irish holiday event as we team up with Mercy Hospital, St. Luke and The State Street Church for the ﬁrst znnual State Street Holiday Stroll. Browse among the many tables of crafter’s selling their hand crafts made in Maine and Ireland. Listen to the Celtic ﬁddlers, The Highland Trio, throughout the morning and watch the dancing of the talented Stillson School of Irish Dance. A luncheon menu offering clam chowder, chili and home baked goods will be available from 11 a.m. Bagpipers from the Claddagh Mohr Pipe Band will stroll and play on State Street. Park at any one of the designated parking areas, or on the street and enjoy a day of holiday fairs, music and food. For more information, contact Colleen Boland at 767-1017.
State Street Holiday Stroll 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., invites the public to participate in the State Street Holiday Stroll. The Maine Irish Heritage Center, Mercy Hospital, The State Street Church and other businesses on State Street in Portland have combined forces this year and will be hosting holiday fairs on the same day this year. In addition to the artistry available, the MIHC will also be featuring a luncheon menu, live music and Irish step dancing throughout the day.
St. Patrick’s Annual Bazaar 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. St. Patrick’s Parish will hold its annual bazaar at 1342 Congress St. Rafﬂe items: Hand Knit Irish Aran Sweater, 32-inch HD Flat Screen Television, $1,000 cash and $100 cash. Drawings will be Saturday at 6 p.m. St. Patrick’s Parish, 772-6325.
Windham Athletic Boosters holiday craft fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Windham Athletic Boosters will hold a two-day holiday craft fair, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Windham High School, 409 Gray Road, Route 202, Windham. Over 150 crafters, refreshments, door prizes, kiddies’ craft table. see next page
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Unity Church of Greater Portland 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Nov. 13 and 14, Unity Church of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham, is celebrating the approaching holiday season by holding a very special Craft Fair. It will feature the works of both local artisans and those from around the world under the sponsorship of Fair Trade. “Fair Trade is an organized social movement and market-based approach that aims to help producers in developing countries obtain better trading conditions and promote sustainability. It strives to ensure that craftsmen and farmers are assured reasonable prices for the products they market, providing their families with a sustainable living wage. It is Spiritual Social Action at work Unity-style, providing others with a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out.’ The Craft Fair will be open in the Unity sanctuary from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 and from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 14.” The fair will offer a wide assortment of craft products and food items which will give you a head start on your holiday shopping and provide gifts with a unique touch that only custom-made items can offer. For more information about Unity or the Craft Fair please contact the church ofﬁce at 8931233 or visit www.unitygreaterportland.org.
Riverton School Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year the Riverton Branch Library will participate in a craft fair with a table and lots of books to offer for sale. Come on down and visit the library and also check out all the crafts and the great food that will be available during the craft fair.
Jamie Adkins’ ‘Circus INcognitus’ 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. South Portland Auditorium at South Portland High School. “An alumnus of the famed Pickle Family Circus, Cirque Eloize and a featured soloist with Cirque du Soleil, Jamie Adkins’ clowning and acrobatic pedigree is unparalleled. Children and adults alike will revel in his unforgettable one-man comedy, Circus INcognitus, which brings to life the story of a man who has something to say, but can’t quite get it out. Whether precariously balancing upon a slack wire or deftly maneuvering a jaw full of ping-pong balls, Jamie leads audiences on a thrilling, humorous and ultimately inspiring adventure about having the courage to try new ideas, pushing them to their limits, and not giving up when all goes wrong.” Appropriate for all ages. $10. http://portlandovations.org
Portland schools beneﬁt art auction 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hand-painted chairs and other whimsical furniture will be sold at an auction to raise money for community service projects planned by students in the Portland Public Schools. The auction will take place in the Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library’s main branch on Congress Street. Admission is $10 per person and $25 for a family. The auction will feature one-of-a-kind pieces made by Painting for a Purpose, a group of women who have combined their love of painting with their interest in supporting education and empowering young people to make a difference. Additional auction items will be donated by local artists, including David Marshall and a group of artists from the Constellation Gallery, Alex Rheault, Nanette Tanner, Diane Manzi, Portland Superintendent James C. Morse, Sr. and students in art classes at Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS), Deering, and Portland High School. Students in the PATHS fashion marketing program will help market the event. The auction will feature about 50 chairs and other hand-painted wooden items. Rob Elowitch of Barridoff Gallery will be the auctioneer in the live chair auction and other pieces will be sold in a silent auction. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are available in advance from Jane Ellis by calling 934-3616 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also will be
sold at the door.
Bayside potluck dinnner 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bayside Neighborhood Assoc. Annual Meeting & Harvest Pot Luck Dinner, Lost Coin Café, 40 Portland St., free. FMI email@example.com.
Linda Greenlaw caviar dinner 6 p.m. Best selling author, reality TV star and female swordﬁshing captain in America, Linda Greenlaw, will attend the Caviar Dinner at the Portland Harbor Hotel along with renowned caviar importer and expert Rod Mitchell from Browne Trading Company. The evening will begin with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m. and continue with four courses highlighting Maine seafood and imported caviar from Browne Trading Company, including Linda Greenlaw’s swordﬁsh. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet and hear from Linda Greenlaw as well as learn about the caviars served during the dinner from Browne Trading owner Rod Mitchell. Greenlaw, a resident of Isle au Haut, Maine, is best known for her best selling book “The Hungry Ocean,” and has also published several works of ﬁction and a cookbook in addition to starring on the reality TV show on the Discovery Channel, Swords: Life on the Line. She recently published a sequel to “The Hungry Ocean,” titled “Seaworthy.” The Caviar Dinner is $140 per person, including the wine pairings, tax and gratuity. Seating for the Caviar Dinner is limited. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 775-9090.
‘Africa and Poetry’ at Mayo Street Arts 7 p.m. Mayo Street Arts presents “Africa and Poetry.” “An evening encapsulated with the African theme, featuring young African writers, songs, and Dance performers living Portland Maine. Sudanese and other African or minority youth living in Portland have no access to a place where they can organize and share their talent with other youth of their kind.The mission of the organizer is to make this event as a talent outlet for African youth trapped in Maine Snow. Thankfully, Maine has been a home to Many refugees from Sudan, Somali,Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi and Iraq so diversity in talent is ecumenical.” Hosted by Alfred Jacobs. Cover by donation $3 plus. http://mayostreetarts.org
Evening of Bharata Natyam 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Portland Yoga present Evening of Bharata Natyam ( Classical Dance of South India) by Jaan R. Freeman, a premiere dancer of the T. Balasaraswati lineage. Mr. freeman is a disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar ( both senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati).Freeman will present items of the repertoire and brings a fresh approach to the art. Portland Yoga, 616 Congress S., third ﬂoor. $16 in advance, $20 at the door. www.portlandyoga.com; Dakshina Palli at (917) 214-6466.
‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 7 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. Box Ofﬁce, 773-0333, http://oldportplayhouse.com
Anthony’s Idol Jr. 7 p.m. Anthony’s Idol Jr., featuring 10 singers ages 12 to 16, who compete for cash prizes and votes. $29.95 includes dinner and ballot, half price for children. Call 2212267 for reservations. anthonysdinnertheater.com
Sunday, Nov. 14 Bayside Trail 5K Race 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Bayside Trail Campaign Committee announces open registration for a 5K “trail race” beneﬁting
Portland’s new Bayside Trail. This 1.2-milelong urban trail through the diverse industrial heart of Portland will ultimately connect the Eastern Promenade trail to Deering Oaks Park and include pocket parks, an outdoor amphitheater, rain gardens, and public art. $20 pre-registered, $25 day of race. Complimentary long-sleeve t-shirt for the ﬁrst 200 registrants. Joan Benoit Samuelson, the ﬁrst ever female marathon Olympic gold medalist, will be joining organizers for the event. Runners are encouraged to bring dogs on leash. Every four-legged participant will receive a free dog toy, compliments of Planet Dog.
Friends of Eastern Prom Casco Bay Geology Field Trip 9:30 a.m. to noon. Explore the geology of Casco Bay on a ﬁeld trip on the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. The tour, sponsored by Friends of the Eastern Promenade, will be led by Arthur M. Hussey II, professor emeritus at Bowdoin College, and Walter Anderson, state geologist emeritus with the Maine Geological Survey. Discover evidence of the creation and breakup of the supercontinent Pangea, the formation of the Atlantic Ocean, and the last continental glaciation that covered Casco Bay. Cost: $10. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at the Narrow Gauge Railroad Station, 58 Fore St.
University of Maine System Board 2 p.m. The University of Maine System Board of Trustees will hold a two-day meeting Nov. 14-15 at the University of Maine at Farmington campus. Items to be reviewed and considered by Trustees include: Various proposals for facilities—renovations, leases, and new projects; changes to academic programs; approval of the annual ﬁnancial report for ﬁscal year 2010; conﬁrmation of two faculty and two students as non-voting representatives to the board; and role and scope statements for each university. Trustees will also receive reports on: the academic program review process; the enrollment planning process; OnLineMaine distance education delivery; and “Bending the Trend,” a collaborative System initiative to slow the growth in health care costs, led by a task force comprised of management, union leaders, and other experts from within and outside the system. The complete agenda for the November UMS Board of Trustees meeting may be viewed at: www.maine.edu/pdf/committeescheduleandagendaNov2010.pdf
‘Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden’ 2 p.m. “Adam and Eve and What REALLY Happened in the Garden of Eden.” A hilarious musical “battle of the ﬁrst sexes” at the Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Nov. 11-28. Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. $15-$22. 773-0333, http://oldportplayhouse.com
‘Nosferatu’ at Mayo Street Arts 7 p.m. Film: “Nosferatu” with live original score by Les Sorciers Perdu, at Mayo Street Arts. “‘Nosferatu’ is a German Expressionist vampire horror ﬁlm. The silent ﬁlm, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was in essence an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula,’ and is famous for its amazing abstract expressionist set design. Les Sorciers Perdus (The Lost Wizards) are a local Jazz ensemble and will perform a live score composed by band leader Mark Tipton. $7. http://mayostreetarts.org/calendar
Monday, Nov. 15 OOB Lions Club welcomes guests 6 p.m. Neal Weinstein, incoming president of the Lion’s Club, is inviting all interested individuals to a free dinner at the Lions Club location, 126 Saco Ave. location, and two doors down from the ﬁre department. This is a meeting to introduce people to the Lion’s Club and to seek individuals interested in becoming new members of the Lions Club. “Jack Turcotte, town manager of Old Orchard Beach, will be the guest speaker before the scheduled Town Council meeting that evening,” reported V. Louise Reid, assistant town manager in Old Orchard Beach. If anyone is interested they could call Weinstein at 934-2173 or Linda Mailhot at 282-3511 to conﬁrm attendance.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 Master Maine Guide Randy Spencer noon. Master Maine Guide Randy Spencer, author of “Where Cool Waters Flow: Four Seasons with a Master Maine Guide,” will speak about and sign copies of his book at Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St. In his book, Spencer puts readers in the seat of his Grand Laker ﬁshing for salmon and takes them out on the trails, lakes, rivers, and roads of Grand Lake Stream. He also introduces the history of the well-known sportsman’s paradise. His writing reveals a place where people go to decompress, connect with nature, and escape the pressures of modern society. “Where Cool Waters Flow” is Spencer’s ﬁrst book and is published by Maine-based Islandport Press. Spencer is a Master Maine Guide, certiﬁed by the State of Maine to guide clients on ﬁshing, hunting, or recreational adventures. He is a singer/songwriter who has released ﬁve CDs, including his latest, “Footprints in the Sand.” He is also freelance writer for outdoor publications. In 2008, Yankee Magazine named him one of the “25 People You Need to Meet Most This Summer.” For information about the event, contact Maine Historical at 774-1822. For information about the book, contact Islandport Press at 992-7459, email books@islandportpress. com, or visit www.islandportpress.com.
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Wednesday, Nov. 10 The Headhunters with The Mumbles 8 p.m. From the instant funk classic “Chameleon” to the rare-groove sound of “God Make Me Funky,” the Headhunters have redeﬁned modern funk, world music, and jazz as one of the most innovative groups in history. Following the release of the groundbreaking Head Hunters (1973) the ﬁrst album to garner gold status in jazz history, the band toured and recorded for several years with legendary pianist Herbie Hancock, The Mumbles is a keyboard-driven rock n’ roll band formed on November 16 2005 by Robert Cowlin (vox) and James Ward (keys). As well as not being able to play any instruments The Mumbles didn’t have access to any. Fortunately they managed to get hold of a keyboard and the original line-up of James on vox and Robert on keys was born. In December the band wrote and recorded several songs but it soon became apparent that James and Robert were better suited at doing each others job so they switched places to form the line-up that we know today. Robert took over vocal responsibilities and James (who was fast becoming quite a talented pianist) switched to playing the keyboard whilst the aptly named Robot remained on drums. $12, One Longfellow Square.
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Mike Doughty and Patrick McGrath 8 p.m. Mike Doughty is a singer/songwriter, noted recently for smash hits “27 Jennifers” and “Looking at the World From the Bottom of a Well”. He led the band Soul Coughing in the 90s, wrote an Aquaman story for DC comics, published “Slanky”, a book of poetry, wrote one-act plays for the 24 Hour Company, was a pseudonymous gossip columnist at the New York Press, and used to drive an ice cream truck. Patrick McGrath is a Bronx born/suburban transplant whose original music is rooted in the melodic storytelling of the quirky darker side of life with an occasionally comedic narrative. Over the past decade, Patrick has performed at various venues (Knitting Factory, Mercury Lounge, Living Room, Turning Point, etc) in and around the NYC area with a wide array of musicians and bands which included opening for alt-rockers They Might Be Giants and sharing the stage with American icon Pete Seeger. $18, One Longfellow Square.
Hoboe with Project VII and Bukura at Geno’s
9 p.m. Hoboe will perform at Genos Rock Club, 625 Congress St. with alt-rockers Project VII and heavy blues-rockers Bukura, on Saturday, November 13 which has been designated “World Kindness Thursday, Nov. 11 Day,” to promote more kindness around On Saturday, the rock group Hoboe will be performing at Geno’s Rock Club with Project VII and Bukura. the world. The show starts at 10 pm, Noonday Concert with Ray Cornils doors open at 9 pm. Admission is $6, 12:15 p.m. Free Noonday Concert featuring Ray Hoboe features “a cross-rock sound with hints of metal, punk, classic, psychedelic, jazz, alternative, 21 plus. World Kindness Day was estabCornils, organ. Free Noonday Concerts feature folk, grunge, prog and pop. A 21st century post-rock Jethro Tull,” according to the band’s website. lished by the World Kindness Movement faculty members from the Portland Conservatory (COURTESY PHOTO) along with a Declaration of Kindness with of Music, organists from the area and guest arta mission to inspire individuals towards The bands include Shift, Skirts & Belly Shirts, and Beware ists. There are soloists, chamber ensembles, choral groups greater kindness and to connect nations to create a of Pedestrians. The show will also feature local acts Faster! and jazz musicians included in the Noonday concert series. kinder world.. “In acknowledgment of the fundamental Faster! and Headstart. Boys Rock! will feature four bands: As we begin our ﬁfteenth year of presenting free, quality importance of simple human kindness ... we pledge to three MAMM ensembles, Shift, Skirts & Belly Shirts and concerts in the heart of Portland’s business district, we that join together to build a kinder and more compassionate Beware of Pedestrians, with students hailing from Portland, you for being a spirited and responsive audience. FMI: First world.” http://www.hoboe.com South Portland, Gorham, Yarmouth, Falmouth and ScarParish. 773.5747 or www.ﬁrstparishportland.org borough. The show will begin at 5 p.m. and will also feature EOTO with The Cyborg Trio Sunday, Nov. 14 local bands Faster! Faster! and Headstart. Headstart will 8 p.m. EOTO is an electronic jam band consisting of perform unplugged versions of songs from their recently Michael Travis and Jason Hann, both of whom are previous released EP, “B”. They will discuss each of their songs in The Jimmy Herring Band with The Project members of The String Cheese Incident. Eoto is an acrodetail and will walk the audience through their songwriting nym, standing for “End Of Time Observatory”.Eoto also 7 p.m. Jimmy Herring developed his reputation as a unique process. Admission at the door is $5.00 for youth and $8.00 means “Good Sound” in Japanese. Eoto is best known for guitar player from years of performing and recording with for adults. Underprivileged youth will receive advance ticktheir live shows, playing 100% improvised electronic music top-tier musicians. Jimmy has played with music pioneers ets free of charge, and proﬁts from the event will be used without the use of samples that were recorded before the such as The Allman Brothers, and the reunited Grateful for MAMM program scholarships. $5 Students, $8 Adults show. Similar to free form styles of unconventional genres Dead. Throughout this time, Jimmy Herring has continued Olas album release at Mayo Street Arts of music such as Free Jazz and Jam Bands, each live show to play in various side projects, notably Project Z with Jeff 8 p.m. Created by Olas, a band of musicians and dancers has no set list and EOTO has never played the same song Sipe (drums) and Ricky Keller (bass). Lincoln Memorial, the from Portland, inspired by traditional and modern ﬂamenco, twice. Because of the dynamic and organic structure of second Project Z recording, was released in the fall of 2005. translated through a blend of American folk, rock, Arabic each show, the crowd heavily inﬂuences what the band is August 2006 found Jimmy taking over the guitar spot in the and Afro-Cuban sounds. La Perla is an original composition playing. Port City Music Hall, $15adv | $17door | $25 VIP, hugely popular jam band Widespread Panic; a gig that he that claims no one genre or tradition, but strives to honor 21 plus. continues to this present time. With Lifeboat, Jimmy Hermusic and dance as mediums of expression and camararing is poised to move from sideman to the center of the Girlyman with Coyote Grace derie. $10. stage. Lifeboat is a wide-ranging work. From foot stomp8 p.m. Can the members of Girlyman read each other’s ing southern-ﬂavored rockers; to modern bop and fusion; minds? Sometimes it seems so. Onstage they often ﬁnish Saturday, Nov. 13 to a cover of the Wayne Shorter composition “Lost”; and one another’s sentences or burst into improvised three-part melodic pieces full of subtlety and nuance; the music of ditties so tight they seem rehearsed. Truth is, the AtlantaLifeboat allows Jimmy to express a full-range of emotions based trio has had years to develop this rapport. Doris Elizabeth Mitchell at SPACE Gallery through his guitar. Port City Music Hall, $18 adv., $20 door; Muramatsu and Tylan Greenstein became best friends in 11 a.m. SPACE Gallery, in association with Bloom Arts & second grade. The two met Nate Borofsky in college at $30 VIP, 21 plus. Events, presents Elizabeth Mitchell. A Smithsonian Folka talent show, and since then they’ve been creating their Edie Carey with Sorcha ways Recording artist, Mitchell has been recording and own unique language of three-part harmony. Informed by 7:30 Edie Carey’s soon-to-be-released seventh album, performing music for children since 1998. Elizabeth was 60s vocal groups like Simon & Garfunkel and The Mamas “Bring The Sea,” as well as her last two records, she the ﬁrst new children’s music artist signed to Smithsonian and the Papas, and infused with years of classical and jazz funded entirely by her loyal and steadily growing legion of Folkways Recordings in the 21st century. She has released training, Girlyman’s songs are a dance of melody and susfour albums of children’s music, including her 2006 release, fans. Her new CD, produced by Evan Brubaker, features pensions - an irresistible blend of acoustic, Americana, and “You Are My Little Bird”, which was voted Best Children’s appearances by Shawn Mullins, Glen Phillips (of Toad rock The Village Voice calls “really good, really unexpected, Album of 2006 by Amazon.com. Elizabeth has collabothe Wet Sprocket), multi-instrumentalist Julie Wolf (Ani and really different.” If you want a lesson in organic chemrated with musicians including Levon Helm, Dan Zanes, DiFranco, Indigo Girls), and violist Eyvind Kang (Bill Frisell, istry, take notes as you watch the sparks ﬂy between the Ella Jenkins, Jon Langford and Ziggy Marley. She can be Laurie Anderson). Performing Songwriter called her latest acoustic downhome duo, COYOTE GRACE. This folktastic heard singing a duet with Ziggy on his 2009 release, “Family release, “When I Was Made,” “a lovely, shimmering, heartphenomenon is the result of combining one guitarist Joe Time”. Elizabeth records and performs with her husband felt record”; Harp Magazine proclaimed it “bare of self-pity Stevens, a transman from Northern California, with one Daniel Littleton and daughter Storey Littleton. They live in and full of down-to-earth revelation”; paste declared it “vulupright bassist Ingrid Elizabeth, a sassy femme originally the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Elizabeth is a nerable and pleasing ... rich with humanity and insight,” hailing from the hills of Southeastern Ohio. Together, they founding member of the band Ida. $12 adults/$8 children. and Country Music Weekly gave it “(four stars).” Raised in a capture the eyes and the hearts of live audiences nationPSO Pops! ‘Simply Sinatra’ family of musicians in rural coastal Maine, Sorcha has perwide with their bluesy folkroots sound, sweet harmonies, 7:30 p.m. Portland Symphony Orchestra PSO Pops! proformed in clubs, cafes, festivals and weddings throughout poignant songwriting, and mid-song dance moves. $15, gram is Nov. 13 and Nov. 14; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Steve One Longfellow Square. New England and beyond — including Portland’s Old Port Lippia, guest artist. Lippia’s interpretations of the Sinatra Festival, Newmarket NH’s Stone Church, Boston’s Club songbook have been acclaimed from coast to coast. This Passim and Lizard Lounge, NYC’s Banjo Jim’s, Caffe Lena Friday, Nov. 12 powerful show celebrates the timeless talent of “Ol’ Blue in Saratoga Springs — and on the streets of Nashville. She Eyes.” Sponsored by Holiday Inn and New England Coffee. has recorded and performed with Jordan Messan BenisThe PSO’s 2010-11 season is sponsored by IDEXX LaboraSecond Annual BOYS ROCK! at Empire Dine & Dance san’s West African drumming ensemble, and currently tours tories and (new sponsor) Wright Express. Pricing and ticket 5 p.m. The Maine Academy of Modern Music will have around New England with “Ramblin’ Red,” Portland Maineinformation is available through portlandsymphony.com or three bands performing at their 2nd Annual Boys Rock! based folk-bluegrass quartet of unrivaled harmonies and by calling PortTIX at 842-0800. music festival on Friday, November 12th starting at 5pm. serious soul. $12, One Longfellow Square.
Published on Nov 10, 2010