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News of Brunswick, Topsham, Bath and Harpswell

Brunswick board puts brakes on police station plan By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Four dilapidated, vacant buildings at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets will not be torn down any time soon. On Tuesday, the Village Review Board denied the Brunswick Development Corp.’s request to demolish the properties. The BDC, a quasi-municipal agency – whose board includes two town councilors, the town manager and finance director, and three public directors with experience in business – bought the properties for nearly $1 million with the intention of trans-

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Five hands hold one cat during a ringworm test at the Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick.

Shelter cares for felines rescued from hoarders bi-weekly “spa treatment.” One volunteer brushes her down and hands the brush to another, who swabs it on a petri dish. Two others coo to her as they lower her gently into a tub of yellow liquid, an anti-fungal agent. Amy meows, but she seems to be tolerating the colorful bath. When her fur is saturat-

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Plan to secure access to Cedar Beach falls through

Littered with cats By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Behind the Coastal Humane Society at 30 Range Road, four volunteers wearing hair nets, booties and bio-hazard suits are crowded around Amy, a terrified-looking orange cat. Amy is infected with the virulent feline disease ringworm and is undergoing her

ferring them to the town for the construction of a police station. But because the Town Council has not approved construction of a police station on the property, the BDC could offer the board no concrete plans about how the land would be used after the buildings are demolished. The uncertainty left review board members unwilling to approve the action. “Until we know what will be replacing (the buildings), it’s hard to say take them down now,” said Chairwoman Emily

By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — The latest effort to secure public access to Cedar Beach has failed. The Friends of Cedar Beach announced Wednesday that they would no longer be pursuing a $300,000 grant from the Land for Maine’s Future Water Access Fund that would have aided in the acquisition of a public easement on privately owned Cedar Beach Road. The group formed after voters

ed and the color of an orange peel, the volunteers return her to her cage, wipe up the splashes, and get ready for the next cat. While many of the cats at the shelter came on their own, or in small groups, 37 trailer cats arrived at the humane See page 24

authorized the town in March to spend $220,000 to secure access, far less than the $950,000 that the owners of the road, Charles and Sally Abrahamson, were seeking. Receiving the state grant was a key part of the group’s fundraising strategy, spokeswoman Mary Ann Nahf said on Wednesday. But the Friends were unable See page 23

Bath Planning Board may revise historic district standards By Alex Lear BATH — The Planning Board intends to review standards in the city’s Historic District Overlay Zone, to make them more objective and less demanding on newer buildings. The board took a trolley tour through the zone on Tuesday, guided by member Robin Haynes. The tour, much of which covered Washington Index Arts Calendar.................18 Classifieds......................26 Community Calendar......20 Meetings.........................20

Street, included a variety of classic home styles, such as Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne. Haynes said she hoped the tour would give board members a new way of looking at buildings, and thinking about their historic character as form and details, not just as old buildings. She said she wanted the tour to emphasize what the historic

character of a building is, and how that character is determined. The character is in a sense the personality of a structure, and the various traits that create that personality, she said. Haynes noted that a structure’s architecture tells much about building design fashions, as well as changes in technology

This Queen Anne-style house at 1111 Washington St., Bath, was built in 1883 and once belonged to Samuel S. Sewall. It is one of many architectural treasures in the city’s Historic District Overlay Zone and was part of the Planning Board’s Tuesday trolley tour of historic homes.

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INSIDE Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................8 Out & About....................19 People & Business.........16

Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................31 School Notebook............13 Sports.............................15

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Unsung Hero: John ‘Slim’ Lee, pillar for boys and girls

By David Treadwell SOUTH PORTLAND — John “Slim” Lee is a rock. For 41 years, he’s been married to the same woman (Cheryl) and he has lived in the same house. And, after seven years with the Portland Boys Club (when it was just for boys), he spent 37 years as unit director of the South Portland Boys and Girls Club, before his retirement on June 1. How did a guy like Lee get to be a guy like Lee? A solid home foundation no doubt played a role. “I grew up in Munjoy Hill in Portland with my parents and two brothers,” he said. “My parents were very loving and very hardworking. We were poor, but we didn’t know it.” Lee did not begin his long career with the noble intention of making a difference in the lives of young people. Rather, he needed a job. “I was hired to help out at the Boys Club as a part-time person in the games room, and I enjoyed it immensely,” he said. Lee’s effective way of interacting with young people impressed the organization, and he assumed the directorship of the South Portland Boys and Girls Club in 1974. What had been just a job became a calling. Lee was hooked; he really did want to lead an organization that created a life-changing environment for young people. “The Boys and Girls Club pro-

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John “Slim” Lee spends time with young members at the Boys and Girls Club in South Portland.

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vides a safe haven for kids to have fun under adult supervision,” he said. “It’s a great alternative to being on the streets.” Lee noted that the club serves 125 to 150 kids during the school year and about 160 to 165 kids in the summer. “Summer time is the busiest, with par-

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ents working,” he said. “It costs only $5 a year for a membership, so this is the best game in town for low-income parents.” Having worked so long at the same organization with the same goal (changing lives), Lee gained wisdom on young people, parenting, and societal trends. • On “bad” kids: “There are no bad kids; there are just bad parents. Too often, parents are looking for a quick fix; what they really need to do is provide tender loving care.” • Advice to parents: “Be patient. Be understanding. Be tolerant. They’re just kids. They’ll make mistakes. You have to be supportive.” • Advice to kids: “A lot of kids come

from terrible home environments, and they should use that to motivate themselves. I tell them, ‘Don’t let it get you down. Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Develop good habits. Work hard.’” • On the change in kids over the years: “We have a lot more kids now with special needs. Too often, we put labels on kids and prescribe medication.” • On the change in society: “In today’s society, everything is instant. We need to slow down and take care of each other.” • On the future of the South Portland Boys and Girls Club: “I wanted to be sure that they had the right person to replace me and they do. Jennifer Pierce, the new director, has a great rapport with kids. And the rest of the staff is fantastic.” Lee said he has no regrets about his career choice. “I loved my job. I got to work with kids, and every day was different,” he said. “I’d go home at night and think ‛I can’t believe they’re paying me for this.’” As to his retirement years, Lee said he’ll spend more time with his three grown children (all local) and grandchildren. He’ll work on his golf game. It’s also a safe bet that Lee will drop by the South Portland Boys and Girls Club from time to time, just to see how things are going. He’ll never forget why he did what he did for so many years. “We have to protect and support our young people,” Lee said. “They’re our greatest natural resource for the future.”

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Train officials eye 3 Brunswick sites for depot By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — Passenger rail officials last week said they are considering three sites for a proposed train layover facility. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority first proposed building the depot, which would be used to service Amtrak’s Downeaster, between Church Road and Stanwood Street. But overwhelming neighborhood opposition moved the agency to take a step back and consider other locations. Now the organization is considering sites in the Brunswick Industrial Park and at Cook’s Corner, along with the original location. Another three sites previously

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considered by NNEPRA are all but off the table due to size and topography challenges, according to a presentation by consulting engineer John Burckhardt at a July 14 public forum. Among the three that remain, the Brunswick Industrial Park site is physically large enough to accommodate the facility, but has a steep ravine that Burckhardt said would have to be filled. That work could add to the cost. The Church-Stanwood site, while surrounded by residential neighborhoods, could easily accommodate the large

building, and is close to a “Y” in the railroad tracks that would allow the trains to easily reverse direction. Amtrak New England Division Superintendent Fred Fournier said the track configuration would improve the Downeaster’s on-time performance, and is his preferred site from an operational standpoint. Many residents at last week’s meeting seemed most interested in the Cook’s Corner property, which belongs to Topsham construction company owner Ted Crooker. Located three miles east of Maine Street Station along Bath Road, the site is large and flat enough to accommodate a 350-foot long building. But placing the facility there would

force the train to cross several additional roads, sounding its horn each time, Fournier said. Depending on the train’s schedule, those whistle blasts could occur late at night and early in the morning. The railroad tracks through that area are owned by Maine Eastern Railroad, which means the Downeaster would have to switch tracks before heading into the maintenance facility and communicate continued page 22

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Town weighs future of W. Harpswell School By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — With a decision on whether to take ownership of West Harpswell School only a month away, residents met Wednesday to discuss possible uses of the building. Voters will decide at a special Town Meeting on Aug. 23 if they want the town to acquire the school property from School Administrative District 75. The school closed in June, several months after the town voted not to pay the district to keep it open. If the town decides to accept the school, it will have to pay $25,000 to SAD 75 to cover the costs of maintaining the building through March 2012. After that, the town will be responsible for maintenance and residents will have to decide what to do with the property. If the town votes against taking ownership, the school will remain property of the school district, which can dispose of it as it sees fit. If SAD 75 sells the school, the town will not receive any direct profits. Hope Hilton, who sits on the West Harpswell School Re-Use Task Force, Wednesday said the building would probably sell for around $200,000. Although the upcoming vote will not decide what to do with the school, residents at Wednesday’s meeting brainstormed possible reuses for the building. The town could either sell the school, lease it, or

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lease part of it and keep the rest as town property. The task force has been meeting with members of affordable and elderly housing organizations, like Volunteers of America and the Brunswick Housing Authority, to measure their interest in the property. Both have said the school could be renovated into a multi-unit dwelling that would allow Harpswell to continue to use the gymnasium. At an previous forum, residents suggested turning the school into a community center, day-care center, athletic facilities, or leasing part of the building to a private entity like a school, restaurant or group of artists. Many of the residents who attended

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Borowick to serve as Brunswick HS interim principal By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — School Department officials have temporarily abandoned the search for a new principal for Brunswick High School after three finalists in a row dropped out. Superintendent Paul Perzanoski said the department began searching for a principal in the winter and received 11 initial applicants. Once a finalist was

selected, the department invited him to Brunswick for a site visit in late April, but the candidate withdrew before the trip. The department initiated a second round of applications, and narrowed the pool from 13 to two. One finalist withdrew, and Perzanoski was about to nominate the other candidate to the School Board when that candidate

dropped out, too. Perzanoski said he has never had so many candidates withdraw so late in the selection process, and blamed the trend on the bad economy. He said all three finalists expressed concern about moving and being able to sell their homes. Brunswick High School Assistant Principal Donna Borowick will serve as the interim principal for the 2011-2012 year.

Perzanoski said Borowick has no intention of applying for the permanent job, and the department will begin the search again next winter. The department is now seeking an assistant principal to replace Borowick, he said. Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.

Radio station seeks Brunswick tower site suggestions By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — First Wave Media, the group hoping to bring community radio back to Brunswick, is seeking suggestions for in-town radio tower sites. The group intends to revive WCME 900 AM and broadcast local sports, weather, and news throughout the day from its Fort Andross station. The group pitched a proposal to build a 199-foot radio tower at 400 Pleasant Hill Road to the Planning Board last week. But after hearing opposition from neighbors, the board decided not to set a public hearing on the proposal, effectively denying the project.

While First Wave could still submit the proposal to the Town Council, First Wave’s president, Jim Bleikamp, has said he will not do so. “I’m very sorry that our quest to finalize a tower site has been upsetting to certain residents of the Pleasant Hill Road area,” he wrote in an email. “In view of the opposition that was expressed at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Brunswick Planning Board, we are withdrawing this proposal.” Bleikamp’s lawyer, Andy Cashman, said another site would be difficult to find due to the many restrictions on where such a tower could be located.

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BRUNSWICK — A Woolwich man was arrested and charged with elevated aggravated assault Monday in connection with an alleged stabbing on Primrose Lane. Chuck D. Schooley, 18, of Sanders Road, Woolwich, was in Cumberland County Jail in Portland on Tuesday. Bail was set at $10,000 cash. Police said they responded to the report of a stabbing just after 1 a.m. on Monday morning. They found the victim lying in the road, bleeding from the abdomen. According to Deputy Police Chief Marc Hagan, several witnesses fled when they

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Harspwell stages annual festival, shindig, lobster boat races By Emily Guerin HARPSWELL — Mitchell Field will be transformed from a quiet, former fuel farm this weekend to an outright carnival. The eighth annual Harpswell Festival, Shindig and Lobster Boat Races begin Saturday at 11 a.m. and continue through Sunday. Saturday’s lineup includes musical acts, a parade, carnival games and fireworks. The music ranges from Motor Booty Affair (“the ultimate disco party band”) to a woodwind ensemble from the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Several troupes will perform a variety of dances, from Scottish to country to belly dancers. For the less musically inclined, the Mt. Ararat Class of 2012 is hosting carnival games as part of a graduation fundraiser.

Festival Executive Director Tom Allen said the games are a new addition and a direct response to requests for more interactive activities. All the games were designed and constructed by the students, and include classic carnival activities like a bean-bag toss, mini-golf putting and ring toss. Other students have designed video-game inspired creations called Harpswell Nerf Thunder Dome and Harpswell Ninja Warriors. “We’ve never had the number of games that these kids have put together,” Allen said. There will also be a dunk tank, a bungee jump and a human-sized “hamster ball.” At 1 p.m. antique cars, gigantic puppets and costumed Harpswell residents will

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parade, with Ruth Weeks presiding as the grand marshal. After the music dies down and the sun sets, festival organizers will launch fireworks. Festivities resume Sunday with the Harpswell Shindig and Lobster Boat Races. Selectman Alison Hawkes and others started the Shindig last year to provide on-shore entertainment for those viewing the lobster boat races. Like Saturday’s festival, there will be games, food vendors, and arts and crafts vendors. Offshore, lobster boats will be drag racing while live commentary is provided over

a loud speaker. The event is free, although Hawkes said donations are encouraged. Once the Shindig’s costs are covered, all excess money will go toward the Harpswell Santa Fund, which provides clothing and gifts for needy families during the holidays. Allen, who has been involved with the festival from the beginning, said he is excited to show off Mitchell Field to residents and visitors alike. “(The festival) is a way of promoting that land and making people aware of its beautiful setting and just the fact that it is ours,” he said. “It is a celebration of the town, for the town.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @ guerinemily.

Topsham-based group sponsors tour of fiber arts studios, farms By Alex Lear TOPSHAM — Nearly 50 locations throughout Maine will host the Fiber Arts Tour Weekend next month. The tour will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 7, and is sponsored by Maine Fiberarts, a statewide non-profit organization based at 13 Main St. The event offers an opportunity for people to visit working studios and farms and participate in demonstrations, tours, workshops and children’s crafts. All activities are free and open to the public.

Sagadahoc County sites include Halcyon Yarn, 12 School St. in Bath; sFELT Creations, which makes wet felt rugs, hats and scarves at 25 Alliquippa Road in Phippsburg; and Susan Mills, who has a studio at 736 Millay Road in Bowdoin. Emi Ito, who has a weaving studio in Bath, will show off her work at Maine Fiberarts during the tour weekend, as will Sheila Shanti, a weaver with a studio in Westbrook. Arlene Morris, whose works include paintings and stiched painted collages, will open her upstairs studio at 13 Main St. for the event.

“Our Fiber Arts Tour Weekend is a wonderful way to step inside a working studio or farm and see how craft is made,” said Christine Macchi, executive director of Maine Fiberarts. “Thousands of people toured studios in past years, and we are pleased to host this event annually – always the first weekend in August.” Fiber arts includes work with fabric, thread, collage, paint or paper. The artists paint quilts, coil baskets, stitch books, knit sculpture and felt masks. Small farms are also a part of the

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scene, offering items such as hand-spun yarns and hand-knit sweaters. Log onto mainefiberarts.org for complete information, such as site descriptions, driving directions, photos, web links, and contact information for each site. The organization can also be reached at 721-0678 and fiberarts@gwi.net. Printed brochures that list all tour participants can be found at Maine Fiberarts, Halcyon Yarn, or other participating sites. Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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By Amy Anderson Portland’s first gluten-free bakery will open next month at 267 Commercial St. Bam Bam Bakery will offer baked goods, coffee, tea and light lunch items. The owner and baker is Bevin McNulty. After a nine-year hiatus, Foley’s Bakery has reopened in Monument Square in Portland. The bakery is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to their website, Plush West End at 106 High St. in Portland is scheduled to open on Aug. 1. Hours are posted as Monday to Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Thursday to Sunday 2 p.m. to 1 a.m. The restaurant and lounge, formerly Katahdin, will offer cocktails and small-plate options. Miyake moved from 129 Spring St. to 468 Fore St. in Portland and is open Monday through Saturday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from

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5-10 p.m. On Sunday, the restaurant is open from 1-9 p.m. Besides Pai Men Miyake at 188 State St. and Miyake on Fore Street, owner Masa Mayake has added a catering element to his business. According to its website, in 2012 Miyake will become the exclusive caterer at the Barn on Walnut Hill in North Yarmouth and will expand catering options to offices and private residences. Zapoteca is open for business at 505 Fore St. in Portland. The restaurant features Mexican cuisine from a woodfired oven, tequila flights and seasonal cocktails. Hours are 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 4:30-11 p.m. on Sunday. Dean and Kristin Bingham of Dean’s Sweets at 82 Middle St. in Portland are donating a portion of each box of chocolate and caramels sold in the store and online in July to support the Maine Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tandor Bread Co. at 845 Forest Ave. in Portland is owned by Auduai Nasar and serves homemade breads and sweet baked goods Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster Cafe received a liquor license from the city of Portland for space in the new terminal at Portland International Jetport. Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, 88 Main St. in Freeport, opened the weekend of July 4. The 240-seat restaurant is open at 10:30 a.m. daily, has a touch tank and lobster theater for kids and a take-out window. Laughing Stock Farm has opened a farm stand on 79 Wardtown Road in Freeport. The stand will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2-6:30 p.m. Canelli’s Italian Restaurant at 705 Route 1 in Yarmouth is open for business. The restaurant is in the former Down East Village Restaurant space and is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday at 4 p.m. The newly renovated Falmouth Sea Grill at 215 Foreside Road is open

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daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m.. Customers can enjoy a revised menu with some original favorites and new items created by Chef David Connolly. The first floor features an indoor and outdoor bar, fire pit and garagedoor style windows that open to Casco Bay. The second floor is expected to open in September for banquets and large parties. Cultivating Community will host a series of dinners at Turkey Hill Farm, 120 Old Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, throughout the summer and fall. The Twilight Dinners include three-course meals cooked by local chefs that highlight local and seasonal foods. On July 28 from 6-8 p.m. David Iovino from the Blue Spoon in Portland will be the featured chef. On Aug. 11 the dinner features Joe Fournier and Brad Messier from Rosemont Market and Bakery; Guy Hernandez of Bar Lola in Portland will cook on Aug. 25; Cultivating Community Youth Growers, Aurora Provisions and the cooks of Turkey Hill Farm will prepare the meal on Sept. 1; and Jonah Fertig and Meara Smith of Local Sprouts will cook on Sept. 8. The cost is $25 per person. To purchase tickets, visit Brown Paper Tickets. The Clara Burke Kitchen, created by local entrepreneur Stephanie Hedlund, allows people to have homecooked, locally grown food prepared and delivered to their home or office. It operates out of shared commercial kitchen space in South Portland, and delivers to residents in Portland, South Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Gray, New Gloucester, Windham and Poland. Hedlund offers prepared meals, dinner party catering, party platters and workshops. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or aanderson@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.


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Greater Portland communities again break recycling record By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The ecomaine waste management company announced last week that its 43 communities set a record for recycling in the fiscal year ending June 30. The performance continues a trend that started in 2003. Spokeswoman Shelly Dunn said in a press release that ecomaine received more than 35,600 tons of recycling in the year, a 5.6 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. June also set a monthly record with more than 3,200 tons of recycling, 73 tons more than the previous record set in August 2010. Dunn said ecomaine has already seen a record fall in the new fiscal year, too. The single-day recycling record was broken July 5, when the company took in 210 tons of material. Ecomaine Chairman Michael Bobinsky, who is Portland’s director of public services, attributed the record to the group’s “aggressive educational outreach” and simplified recycling program. Dunn said educational outreach includes open houses, school or group

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tours of the plant at 64 Blueberry Lane, school presentations and community television public service announcements. Ecomaine also honors top recyclers with its annual awards. Higher recycling rates are not only good for the environment, but for the budgets of the member municipalities, which pay by the ton to dispose of trash. “If, instead, all those recycled tons had been left in with the trash, the bill for waste disposal would have been much higher for municipal taxpayers,” Bobinsky said. In 2007, ecomaine instituted single-sort recycling, which leaves the task of sepa-

rating metals from recyclable glass, paper, cardboard and plastic to a machine. “We’ve gone up every year since 2003,” Dunn said. “The biggest jump came after (the introduction of) singlesort.” Pownal was the top recycler in fiscal 2011, at 47 percent of its total waste. The town eclipsed North Yarmouth, which was the top recycler in 2010 at 44 percent. Four municipalities – Cumberland, Falmouth, Hollis and Scarborough – saw their recycling rates drop by a percentage point or less. Dunn said that’s not surprising, since those communities generally are among the top recyclers in the area. Ecomaine is owned and operated by 21 municipalities, including Portland, South

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A summer love letter to Maine By Sandi Amorello It’s been six years since I moved here, and I’m ready to confess what I know you’ve been hoping to read: I think I’m in love. With the coast of Maine. Given my post-widowhood dating history, I tend to be a bit cynical about love – but the coast of Maine is different. (Admittedly, there are certain days in late February when I would ditch Maine for, say, a Caribbean island. Sometimes one can be in love, and still not be prepared to make a total commitment.) It began the way most torrid love affairs begin: physical attraction. When we met that first July, there was an undeniable, underlying undercurrent of sexual tension. The first time I arrived at the beach in Cape Elizabeth, I felt a pounding in my chest. Maine was hot – not in a temperature sense, but in a rugged, sensual way. I found the coast of Maine strong, yet sensitive. The frothy

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People don’t generally appreciate it when folks from away weigh in on local affairs, so I will withhold my thoughts about the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s refusal to allow the Shore Road Pathway to go through its Robinson’s Woods preserve. I’m sure they mean well and are only trying to remain faithful to the donor’s wishes with regard to access. I must confess, however, that I have long been of two minds about the preservation of wild The Universal and open spaces. On the one hand, conservation easements and land trusts are great ways to preserve open space and public access. On the other, do we really want the present dictating to the future what it can and cannot do with land? Eventually, it becomes the dead telling the living what to do. But then I’m pretty Edgar Allen Beem sure the late Gov. Percival P. Baxter wouldn’t approve of a lot of things now permitted in his “Forever Wild” gift of Baxter State Park. I was thinking about this when Carolyn and Rudy, our faithful (to her) canine companion, and I went down to Littlejohn Island to explore the Littlejohn Island Preserve, a 23-acre point of land owned by the Royal River Conservation Trust. We’ve lived in Yarmouth for 30 years and we had never been to the preserve, which turned out to something of a less developed Mackworth Island – walking path, scenic views of the bay and islands, swimmable shore turning to bluffs, woods, fields, berries, birdsong – just beautiful. We went down to check out the Littlejohn Preserve because a week before a friend had complained that every time she went there, a woman would appear from down a long driveway to say, “You do know this is a private road, don’t you?” People tend to be protective of their privacy and of their privileges, especially the wealthy. Yarmouth, like Cape Elizabeth, is a fairly upscale little suburb. Cousins Island is its rural shore front, secluded Littlejohn its best-kept secret. And even people who live on the front side of Littlejohn don’t

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7/14 at 4:33 p.m. A Big Apple employee called to report that he had seen a customer try to conceal a bottle of Mr. Boston wild cherry brandy and walk out with it. Police issued the man a summons for attempting to steal the $5.59 bottle.

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Fire calls 7/13 at 6:30 a.m. Medical emergency on Cumberland Street. 7/13 at 6:23 p.m. Vehicle crash on McKeen Street. 7/14 at 9:38 a.m. Inspections on Admiral Fitch Avenue. 7/15 at 11:12 a.m. Medical emergency at Wheeler Park. 7/15 at 12:12 p.m. Vehicle crash on Route 196. 7/15 at 12:19 p.m. Fire alarm on Cumberland Street. 7/15 at 9:12 p.m. Medical emergency on Pleasant Street. 7/16 at 7:25 p.m. Vehicle crash on Thomas Point Road. 7/16 at 11:01 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Route 1.

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Bath Arrests 7/9 Thomas Fasano, 47, of Russell Street, was arrested by Officer Jason Aucoin on Washington Street on a charge of operating under the influence. 7/9 at 11:07 a.m. Rory Govostes, 25, of Bluff Road, was arrested by Officer Keith Jensen on Bluff Road on a charge of violation of condition of release. 7/10 at 2:40 p.m. Eugene Crosman, 38, of Bath, was arrested by Officer Keith Jensen on High Street on a charge of violation of condition of release.

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Amelia Ogden Babson, 85: Lived life of gentle kindness, grace BRUNSWICK — Amelia “Millie” Ogden Babson, 85, died July 14 at her home in Brunswick. On Aug. 21, 1925, she was born in Utica, N.Y., a daughter of Henry Bradley Ogden and Julia Doolittle Ogden. She attended the Utica Country Day School, Skywood Hall, and in 1947 she graduated from Connecticut College with a bachelor’s degree in history. While in college she met her future husband, Stanley Babson, on a blind date and they were married on Aug. 16, 1947. As a young mother she was active in the Junior League and other volunteer activities in the communities where she lived. An accomplished artist, she contributed to several books and many family and philanthropic artistic projects. In 1989 she was awarded Best in Show at the Connecticut Women Artists 60th Annual Exhibit for her picture “Puzzle of Cows.” After living many years in Hadlyme, Conn., where she studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, she and her husband Stanley moved to Brunswick in 2009 to be close to family. For over 50 years she suffered from

advanced rheumatoid arthritis, but was graced by an indelible spirit, incredible courage, a sense of humor and the loving support of her husband, her family and loyal friends. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Stanley; her sister, Elizabeth Ogden Brown; her three children, Bradley Ogden Babson, Mary Darby Babson and James Gorham Babson, and their spouses Katharine Earle Babson, Michael Dumont and Colette McInerney Babson; her seven grandchildren, Oliver Doolittle Babson, Augusta Stevens Babson, Sam Raymond Monahan, Luke Ogden Monahan, Anne Michelle Monahan, Adam Caleb Babson and Andrew Fox Babson; and her three greatgrandchildren, Riley Quinn Monahan, Liam Michael Monahan, and Skylar Zembruski Babson. The family will arrange for memorial services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends and family simply think of Millie, her life of gentle kindness and grace, and do something kind for someone. Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, Brunswick.

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July 20, 2011

What’s good (and not so good) about baseball’s All-Star Game

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Heather Bolduc was a Senior Award winner for the Mt. Ararat girls’ lacrosse team.

Mt. Ararat awards top spring athletes Mt. Ararat High School recently gave out awards to its top spring athletes. Recipients were as follows: Coach’s Awards: • Varsity baseball Torrey Charnock • JV baseball Jake Liedman • Freshman baseball Griffin Stockford • Varsity softball Mallory Nelson • JV softball Shelby Riley • Varsity boys’ lacrosse Nick Parsons • JV boys’ lacrosse Tyler Charron • Varsity girls’ lacrosse Carly Raymond • JV girls’ lacrosse Tarynne Scott • Varsity boys’ track Ryan Smith • Varsity girls’ track Randi

London • Varsity boys’ tennis Malcolm Marshall • Varsity girls’ tennis Amy Segars Senior Awards: • Varsity baseball Nick Karkos • Varsity softball Miranda Riendeau-Card • Varsity boys’ lacrosse Casey Becker • Varsity girls’ lacrosse Heather Bolduc • Varsity boys’ track Jake Letourneau • Varsity girls’ track Val Johnstone • Varsity boys’ tennis Adam Levesque • Varsity girls’ tennis Caroline Tufts

Roundup Soccer officials needed The Western Maine Board of Approved Soccer Officials is seeking officials. New officials training clinics will be held Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 7, at the Gorham Municipal Complex. FMI, wmbaso.org.

Freeport coaching openings RSU5 has several coaching openings for the 2011-12 school year. Freeport High School is seeking coaches for first team boys’ soccer, girls’ junior varsity soccer, girls’ first team soccer, boys’ varsity, junior varsity and first team basketball, varsity Nordic and

assistant Nordic skiing. At Freeport Middle School, there are openings for 8th grade boys’ soccer, 7th grade field hockey, Alpine skiing and winter cheering coaches. Durham Middle School is seeking boys’ B basketball, boys’ C basketball and Nordic ski coaches. FMI, sickelsc@rsu5.org.

Showcase League holding tryout The Showcase League, a wooden bat fall baseball league for high school level prospective college athletes, will hold a tryout at Hadlock Field in Portland Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. FMI, smanfredo@showcaseleague.com or showcaseleague.com.

By Bryan O’Connor Like any all-star game, baseball’s midsummer classic has its features and its flaws, its friends and its foes. For decades, it set the standard for sports all-star games, an intense inter-league rivalry burning at the core of an annual showcase of great talent and larger-than-life personalities. In recent years, the game has grown somewhat stale, alienating some of its fan base with new rules and changing dynamics. I still consider the All-Star Game one of the highlights of the MLB season. Here are three reasons to love the All-Star Game, along with two reasons it’s not what it used to be: It’s a showcase of elite talent. Theoretically, the best player at each position in each league starts the game. The reserves are worldclass as well, sometimes better than the starters, and the bullpen is stacked with the game’s best starters and relievers. Best of all, they’re all in one place, cracking jokes at the Home Run Derby, hugging and highfiving regular season rivals as they drive each other in or turn a great double play. The World Series usually gives us two great teams, but only in the All-Star Game can we watch Justin Verlander pitch against Matt Kemp, Prince Fielder and Joey Votto in succession. The talent isn’t always elite. Verlander won’t pitch in this year’s game because he pitched on the final Sunday of the first half. Several other great pitchers will back out for the same reason, and players like Derek Jeter will take the week to nurse minor injuries that wouldn’t keep them out of a regular season game. A player who opts out of the game is replaced by the third-or-fourth best player at his position — often someone having a decent season but without any real star power. Sometimes, as in Jeter’s case, the starters are selected for the game based solely on star power, years after their tenure as useful major leaguers has lapsed. Jhonny “Sic” Peralta won’t make this year’s game despite having a much better season than Jeter. Conversely, Albert Pujols won’t be there because he’s not having as strong a season as Fielder and Votto. We can’t always get the biggest names and the best players in the game. Furthermore, the rule requiring each team to be represented in the All-Star Game waters down the talent pool. Does anyone really want to see Aaron Crow pitch

against Hunter Pence just because their teams don’t have anyone better to call an All-Star? It’s a fascinating puzzle for managers. I’m a fan of American League baseball, so I don’t get to witness NL strategy too often. The Red Sox tend to start and finish games with the same nine hitters and a regular season game might have two or three pitching changes. In the All-Star Game, the managers whose teams made the previous year’s World Series have to deal with 30-something largerthan-life egos, some of whom play for them all year, while others play for bitter rivals. Their primary goal tends to be finding an inning or an at-bat for everyone, while saving a pitcher or two in case the game goes into extra innings. This takes serious skill and mastery of the art of the double switch, which replaces a pitcher and a position player at the same time, generally switching their spots in the batting order to bring a better hitter (or just one who may not otherwise get an at-bat) to the plate in the next inning. Of course, the manager’s other goal is to win the game, which tends to be a competitive one. While the American League had won 12 consecutive decisions (excluding 2002’s tie) before losing last year, six straight games have been decided by one or two runs. This makes for great theater, except that ... The players don’t really care. From the first All-Star Game in 1933 to the introduction of interleague play in 1997, American League players rarely had a chance to play against their National League counterparts. Aside from the World Series, there was no way to pit the leagues against each other to determine which was the superior league. From the AL sweeping the first three games and taking seven of eight in the 1940s to the National League winning 19 of 20 between1963 and 1982, the All-Star Game settled the debate of league superiority. Iconic moments like Stan Musial’s 12th inning walk-off homer (yeah, the starters were still in the game back then) and Pete Rose barreling over Ray Fosse at home plate were born of an intense rivalry and great league pride. In recent years, players have had more opportunities to play against each other throughout the year, both through interleague play and more player movement. Trades have always been a part of

the game, but free agency is less than 40 years old and the practice of offloading high-priced stars for prospects at the July trade deadline is even newer. If former Blue Jay and current Phillie Roy Halladay pitches to David Ortiz in this year’s game, it will be the 107th time the two have faced off. Halladay will look for his 17th strikeout of Ortiz, while Ortiz will try to take Halladay deep for the seventh time. Business as usual. After the aforementioned tie, baseball commissioner Bud Selig introduced an incentive to keep the game competitive, awarding home field advantage in the World Series to the team from the league that won the All-Star Game. I’ve seen little evidence that this reward has motivated the players, as dozens of players opt out of the game every year and as far as I know, no starter has begged his manager to let him play the whole game. Most of the players in the game won’t even see the World Series, and even if they do, no World Series has gone seven games since 2002, so home field advantage hasn’t meant much. It’s a subject of great debate. Despite all its faults, baseball’s All-Star Game will always be entertaining for one reason above all: debate. The fans vote on the starters, which tends to skew the results toward established stars and players who play in bigger markets with more fans. Most of the reserves and some of the pitchers are chosen by the players themselves, in a convoluted process that usually picks several worthy players and a few head-scratchers. The remaining players are chosen by the managers, who have to be sure every team is represented before choosing players who will help their team win the game. As fans, we love the opportunity to influence the game by voting, and we bemoan the fact that other fans get to vote in their hometown guys ahead of ours. We chastise the managers for going with their own guy over a more qualified player (anyone remember Ryan Howard over Joey Votto in 2010?). We question what stats everyone else was looking at when they overlooked the guy leading the league in the stats we view as important. All of this is what makes Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game fun for baseball fans. Even if the players would rather take a few days off.


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New Hires, Promotions The Maine Criminal Justice Academy recently graduated 45 cadets from its 18week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. The following local cadets received their badges: Deputy Todd W. McGee, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Officer Matthew W. Moorhouse, Freeport Police Department; Marine Patrol Officer Brent A. Chasse, Maine Marine Patrol; Officer Christopher M. Kelley, Portland Police Department; Officer Caleb H. McGary, University of Maine Department of Public Safety; and Maine State Police Troopers Christopher R. Baez, Reid C. Bond, Tucker L. Bonnevie, David W. Coflesky, Nicholas D. D’Angelo, Thomas W. Kwok, Paul M. Mason, Jillian M. Monahan, Kyle D. Pelletier, Benjamin K. Sweeney, Kyle M. Wells, and Samuel D. Quintana, Maine State Police. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine has named Karen MacDonald as its chief operating officer charged with overseeing the operations of the five Clubhouses in Portland, South Portland and Lewiston/Auburn. The Portland Museum of Art has hired Alice Barrett as curatorial coordinator. Barrett previously held positions at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.,

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and at HMG Search Marketing in Portland. Charles Beecher of South Portland has joined Paula Banks Consulting/Two Lights Home Care as manager of home care and geriatric care management. Beecher was previously a manager with Medical Home Care Services of Bath. Yarmouth-based Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc., has hired Jonathan Dawson of Pownal as a sales manager for municipal markets. Prior to joining Fluid Imaging Technologies, Dawson worked as the business development manager at Air & Water Quality Inc. of Freeport and as a product line sales manager at Dielectric Communications in Raymond. Lucid Stage of Portland has hired Donovan Gray as its development director, working with the board of directors and board of advocates to generate individual, corporate and foundation support for operational and capital funding needs. Emerald Hospitality Associates has hired Carolyn Krahn as a sales manager at the Hampton Inn & Gatehouse Conference Center of Freeport. Jordan Denning of Yarmouth has joined Exemplar Companies, Inc., a Boston-based

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professional services firm offering capital, consulting and legal services to start-up and emerging businesses. Denning will be responsible for business development, including identifying investment opportunities in Maine-based businesses. Evergreen Credit Union has hired Jack Miller as the vice president, commercial lending, responsible for overseeing loan and deposit growth, commercial deals, new business development and commercial members and Suzanne Cange as assistant vice president and branch manager for the Broadway Street branch in South Portland. Kathryn Townsend, Designated Broker and owner of Townsend Real Estate in South Portland, has hired Casey Washburn, Michael Urban, and Tamra Kononthe as new

members of the Townsend Real Estate Team, offering services to both buyers and sellers. Melissa Williams has joined Patriot Insurance Company in Yarmouth as a senior underwriting assistant. Will Leadley of Scarborough has joined Northeast Bank as a mortgage loan officer at its Portland branch located at 77 Middle St. People’s United Bank, Southern Maine, has hired Jennifer Gaghan of Brunswick as a mortgage account officer, AVP, in the bank’s Brunswick branch. Gaghan formerly worked for Ocean National Bank as a mortgage banking officer in Kennebunk. Tasha Horton of Westbrook has been hired as director of sales for the Hampton Inn Portland/Downtown-Waterfront hotel, continued next page

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within the company, including training, investigating incidents and driver regulations. Kathleen “Kosia” Konkoly of Scarborough recently joined the law firm of Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry. Konkoly is a member of the firm’s Business Services and Estate Planning & Probate Practice Groups, working out of the firm’s Kennebunk office. Prior to joining the firm, she practiced with Smith, Elliott, Smith & Garmey, P.A. in Saco. The Center for Grieving Children has hired Elyse C. Tipton as its new development director. Tipton most recently served as communications director for Maine Audubon, where she had responsibilities with annual giving, membership, donor and volunteer recognition, major gift development, and with implementation of a $7 million capital campaign. Easter Seals Maine has named Evelyn Blanchard of Scarborough as its new executive director. Blanchard will oversee all

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programs and administrative support staff for Easter Seals Maine. Most recently she was the executive director of the Westbrook Youth Center. Portland-based PR firm Broadreach Public Relations has hired recent University of Maine graduate, Gabrielle Finger of Poland, as a media relations specialist working in both traditional and social media to increase visibility for Broadreach clients and the company. Abbi Rusinek of Yarmouth has joined the fundraising consulting firm Demont Associates as an associate in the firm’s Portland office, where she will provide operational support to Demont counselors and campaign planning and management services to clients in the New England region. Attorney Nolan Reichl of Cape Elizabeth has joined the law firm of Pierce Atwood LLP, as associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in its Portland office.

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Scarborough Terrace, an assisted living community in Scarborough, recently welcomed summer by hosting an outdoor barbecue for residents and guests featuring live music by Jud Caswell. Pictured here, from left, are Scarborough Terrace residents Elizabeth Cary, Ann Demetriou and Nathan Stutch.

from previous page opening soon at 209 Fore St. in Portland. Horton joins the new Hampton Inn from the Residence Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront, where she served as director of sales. Cumberland-based Norton Financial has hired Nancy Doble of Pownal to lead its newly formed Third Party Administrator, TPA, services division. Doble most recently

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Arts Calendar

July 22, 2011

Tricky Britches plays Freeport Stage July 22

All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to calendar@theforecaster.net, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.

Mid Coast Auditions

“Pejepscot’s Early Scots-Irish History,” Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., free, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

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The Oratorio Chorale Auditions, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, openings in all voice parts, not required to prepare music for audition; next audition Aug. 18, for appointment contact Rachael Bairstow 329-5708, or rlbairstow@ live.com; oratoriochorale.org.

Films Tuesday 7/26 ”Nurse. Fighter. Boy.” 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, 8-week series, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.

Galleries

Bowdoin International Music Festival, 47th annual, June 29-Aug. 5; Wednesday Upbeat! series, 7:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Aug. 1, $30, Studzinski Recital Hall; Festival Fridays series, 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 5, $40, Crooker Theater; Monday Sonatas, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, July 4-Aug. 1, $30, Studzinski Recital Hall; Charles E. Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music, July 28-31, $10 suggested donation, Studzinski Recital Hall, bowdoinfestival.org/ concerts.htm, 725-3895.

Tuesday 7/26

Markings Gallery, 50 Front St., Bath, 443-1499, Markingsgallery.com.

Sunday 7/24 Merry-meeting Art Association Art Exhibit and Sale at Orr’s Island Schoolhouse, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24-Aug. 7, RR 24, Orr’s Island, Debby Stubbs, 725-8855.

Museums Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 9400 College Station, Brunswick, 725-3275. Maine Maritime Museum, open daily 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316 or mainemaritimemuseum.org. Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, ”Imagination Takes Shape: Canadian Inuit Art from the Robert and Judith Toll Collection,” exhibition through Dec. 6, 2011, Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays; closed Mondays, 725-3416, bowdoin.edu/arcticmuseum. Pejepscot Historical Society Museum, “CSI Brunswick: The Forensic Work of Dr. Frank Whittier,” and

Summer Organ Concert Series, Christopher Ganza; 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 9, $5 suggested donation, First Parish Church, UCC, corner of Maine St. and Bath Road, Brunswick, 729-7331.

Saturday 7/30 Maeve Gilbert, harpist/singer-songwriter, 7:30 p.m. $15 nonmembers/ $10 members, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org, 443-1316.

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the Vegetable Corner, C. Periwinkle & Co., Zach’s General Store, Gun Point Cove Gallery, FMI, 833-5124, www.theater1876, shows held at Centennial Hall, Harpswell. ”Boxers, a collection of shorts:” A Theater Project Teen Theater Camp production, July 29-30, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, $12 suggested donation, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theaterproject.com. ”Fafalo,” presented by Merrymeeting Arts Center, July 29-Aug. 14; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5 p.m. Sundays, $20 adult / $15 Students, seniors, veterans / $10 ages 6-12; by donation on Sunday, 7/31, Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School St., Bowdoinham, 319-7289, ziggurattheatre.org. Maine State Music Theatre, 2011 Summer Season, 2 p.m. matinees, 7:30 p.m. evening shows, “Xanadu,” July 20-Aug. 6; “The Wiz,” Aug. 1027, all shows at Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Road, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, tickets at MSMT box office, 22 Elm St., Brunswick, 7258769 or msmt.org. ”Stuart Little,” A Young Peoples Theater Camp production, July 22-24, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $6 suggested, presented by The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theaterproject.com.

The Saltwater Celtic Music Festival, with The Screaming Orphans, Karan Casey, John Doyle, Buille, The Prodigals, The Dublin City Ramblers, Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, noon-8 p.m., $25 advance/ $35 door, ages 12 and under free, Thomas Point Beach, Brunswick, tickets at Bull Moose Music, Coffee By Design, saltwaterfest.com.

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”The Belle of Amherst,” 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, July 20-23, July 27-29; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, $15 advance/ $20 door, tickets at

Wednesday 7/27 Mariam Kobras, author of “The Distant Shore,” 6:30 p.m. Meet the Author series, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com. Jeff Foltz, author of historical novel “Birkebeiner,” 12-4 p.m., Sherman’s Books & Stationery, 128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000.

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Tricky Britches, a high-energy string band from Portland, will perform their fusion of classic bluegrass, country and folk rock starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22, at the Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport. Tickets are $10 and are available at freeportfactory. com or by calling 865-5505.

Films Tuesday 7/26 “POV Short Cuts,” Summer Documentary Film Series and discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Aug. 23, free, Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

“Living with History,” lecture on John Marin, by Bob Keyes, 11 a.m.-noon, free with museum admission, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148 ext. 3244 or portlandmuseum.org.

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”Drawing the Line #6,” drawing exhibit by Carly Glovinski, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 20, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, 522 Congress St., Portland, 699-5083.

Charles R. Brown: A Retrospective Performance, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.

Fresh Art Show and Sale, July 2224; 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, photography, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, fiber art, sculpture and more, Sprague Hall, 1 Charles E. Jordan Road, Cape Elizabeth, 318-1049.

Tricky Britches, high-energy string band, 7:30 p.m., $10, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

Prouts Neck Art Show, 81st annual, July 22-24; 5:30-7:30 p.m. preview Friday, $15 admission; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $5 admission, The Prouts Neck Country Club, 499 Black Point Road, Scarborough, hosted by The Women’s Auxiliary of Prouts Neck. Art in the Park, painting, pottery, photography, fiber arts and more by members of Yarmouth “Artisans Collective,” 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30, Village Green Park, near railway station, Main Street, Yarmouth, FMI, 846-7967.

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“Rapid River Races, 1940,” screening and talk by Zip Kellogg, presented by the Maine Historical Society, 12 p.m., Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 ext. 216.

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through October, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 12-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 adult, $10 senior/student, $3 child, garden is free to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822, mainehistory.org.

“Where to Draw the Line,” exhibition of children’s book illustrators, 2011 Maine Drawing Project, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 30, free and open to the public, UNE Art Gallery, Westbrook College campus, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 221-4499 or www.une.edu/artgallery.

Museums Tate House Museum, museum tours June 18-Oct. 9; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, $8 adults, $6 seniors $3 ages 6-12; architecture tours first and third Thursday of each month; and garden tours, call for times, Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland, 774-6177, tatehouse.org. The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Garden, guided tours

Saturday 7/23 ApologetiX: Live In Concert! Christian parody rock band, 7 p.m., $10 advance/ $15 door, First Lutheran Church, 132 Auburn St., Portland, tickets, 272-3009, apologetix.com. Castlebay, concert of maritime and Celtic song and story, 7:30 p.m., $10, Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St., Freeport, 865-5505, freeportfactory.com. The Maine Singers Atelier, concert with Julie Goell & Friends, 7:30 p.m. by donation, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.

Tuesday 7/26 Belfast Brogue, Irish music band Jud Caswell and Alfred Lund, 6:30 p.m., free, open to public, front lawn at Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 7991720, ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

Thursday 7/28 ”Daughter of the Regiment,” presented by PORTopera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday 7/28 and Saturday 7/30, $41+, Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at porttix.com. KahBang’s Maine State Pier Concert Series, Wiz Khalifa, with Big Sean and Chevy Woods, 6 p.m., $32, Maine State Pier, Franklin and Commercial St., Portland, 4614435, statepier.com.

Friday 7/29 Beirut, world music, 8 p.m., $22 advance/ $25 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 800745-3000. Occidental Gypsy, American

gypsy pop, 8 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Saturday 7/30

”Daughter of the Regiment,” presented by PORTopera, 7:30 p.m. Thursday 7/28 and Saturday 7/30, $41+, Merrill Auditorium, Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at porttix.com.

Theater & Dance

Before Bill: A comic romp through medieval times, presented by The Worshipful Company of Black Pudding Makers & Itinerant Sausage Purveyors, The Freeport Shakespeare Festival at The Freeport Factory Stage, July 28-Aug. 14; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 14; $20 adult/ $17 seniors and students, freeportfactory.com, 865-5505.

Little Red Riding Hood (or Grandmother Slyboots), presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, July 21-24 and 28-31; 4 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8-$9, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 8281234 ext. 231, kitetails.org.

Madame Burlesque: An Evening of Tributes to the Great Ladies of Burlesque, presented by The Boston Babydolls, 8 p.m. July 22-23, $18 adults/ $15 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993.

The Pirates of Penzance, or the Slave of Duty, presented by Freeport Players, July 15-31, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, $10 advance, $15 door; pay-what-you-want preview 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, Freeport Performing Arts Center, 30 Holbrook St., Freeport, tickets at fcponline.org, 865-2220.

”V: Five Collective Years of Motion,” artistic dance performance, July 29-30; 8:30 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday family-friendly show; and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 adults/ $8 students and seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at lucidstage.com.

Wednesday 7/27

T-O-T-A-L-L-Y-! – a one woman show, with Kimleigh Smith, 8 p.m. $14 adults/ $12 seniors/ $8 students, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St, Portland 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.

Thursday 7/28

”Vaudeville Fix” with cabaret acoustic The Debutante Hour, Dos Eckies, juggler Matiss Duhon, and vintage super 8 + 16mm from Blinky McGee, 8 p.m., $8 or best offer, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St. Portland 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org.


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Music festival, opera are top choices By Scott Andrews One of the summer’s best music festivals takes place this weekend, and Portland’s only resident opera company is busily preparing its big summer production. Both have been high on my personal must-do list for years. Ossipee Valley Music Festival got its start with bluegrass in 1999. Since then its offerings have broadened to include many traditional artists not strictly associated with bluegrass, plus others who draw on traditional music to create their own modern sound. There’s a homecoming mood at PORTopera this summer. The company, which features top-tier professional productions starring internationally acclaimed singers, has turned to a Maine native for the title role in “La Fille du Regiment,” Gaetano Donizetti’s delightfully melodic romantic comedy. Ashley Emerson got started in the PORTopera chorus and has moved on to major roles at the Metropolitan Opera and elsewhere. PORTopera welcomes her back as high-spirited Marie for two performances, July 28 and 30.

Ossipee Valley Music Festival Variation on old-time American musical traditions is the dominant theme of one of Maine’s most intriguing music festivals. The Ossipee Valley Music Festival got its start a dozen years ago as one of Maine’s many bluegrass happenings, but in recent years its lineup of artists has broadened to include performers who have branched off in different directions. The festival – two stages plus numerous parallel side events – runs through July 24 at the Ossipee Valley Fairground in South Hiram, about an hour west of Portland. It is produced by Raetha Stoddard and Bill Johnson, two music fans who also run a nearby apple orchard. I’ve attended the Ossipee Valley festival nearly every year since its inception, and eagerly await its return every July. Diverse and different are two adjectives that thematically and stylistically link most of Ossipee Valley’s band lineup. Saturday’s headliner is a prime example. Peter Rowan is a guitarist-singer-songwriter whose professional career began with Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, the band that set the standard of the genre for many years. Rowan also did a stint with Old & In the Way, a side project led by Grateful Dead front-man Jerry Garcia. Over the course of his five-decade career Rowan has garnered five Grammy nominations. In recent years Rowan has been fronting his own bluegrass band, a four-man group that consists of dyed-in-the wool traditional players with more than 100 years of combined recording and performance experience. The band’s most recent CD is “Legacy,” released last fall. It features both traditional selections and “traditionally informed but fresh original songs.” Guest appearances by Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs and Gillian Welch testify to Rowan’s standing in the old-tome American music community. Stoddard, who does most of Ossipee Valley’s programming, also likes to spotlight female artists. Here are a few of her picks for 2011: • The Parkington Sisters hail from a family of musical traditions. Lydia, Rose,

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The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band headlines this weekend’s Ossipee Valley Music Festival.

Nora, Sarah and Ariel Parkington were raised in a wildly musical household, but despite their common musical backgrounds the sisters only formed their eponymous group six years ago in Provincetown, Mass. The Parkington Sisters ensemble combines five dynamic voices with five confident instruments. Lydia plays cello, Rose guitar and piano, and Ariel, Sarah and Nora play violin and viola. • Sierra Hull is one of the youngest, a singer-mandolinist who has been performing professionally since the age of 8 when she was featured at an International Bluegrass Music Association up-and-coming artists showcase. She has appeared in numerous IBMA teen showcases in recent years. Now a young adult, Hull recently released “Secrets,” her debut CD. • Red Molly is a trio of young ladies – one of whom is actually named Molly – who first harmonized together at a bluegrass festival in 2004. Liking their sound and feeling comfortable with each other’s styles, they formed Red Molly and have been touring bluegrass festivals and other old-time music venues since then. They’ve released three CDs. • Eilen Jewell is a Boston-based singersongwriter who has begun to visit Maine fairly frequently. Although she’s mostly promoting her own compositions these days, Jewell is thoroughly grounded in traditional country fare. One of her most recent recording projects was a tribute album of Loretta Lynn songs. The Ossipee Valley main stage runs

Thursday evening, all day Friday and Saturday and most of Sunday. There’s also a second stage, which mostly features New England performers, such as the Bagboys and the ski-country singer-songwriter duo of Thom Perkins and Kathy Bennett. Several competitions include the New England Flatpicking Championships and a songwriting contest. Food offerings abound and the general atmosphere is definitely both musical and merry. This is an alfresco affair, with tent available in case of rain. For the full schedule, visit www.osipee valley.com on the Internet.

‘La Fille du Regiment’ Over its decade and a half of presenting world-class professional singers in fully staged operas, PORTopera has only once before had an artist from Maine in the title role. This summer marks the second occasion. Bangor native Ashley Emerson will

star in Gaetano Donizetti’s “La Fille du Regiment” (“Daughter of the Regiment”) one of opera’s best-loved showcases for thrillingly melodic music and vocal fireworks. It’s also a homecoming for PORTopera. While a teen, Emerson got hooked on opera in 2003 when she won a part in the chorus the company’s production of “Lucia di Lammermoor.” Since then she’s pursued a career in singing and opera. Steps along her pathway to success have included the University of Southern Maine School of Music, where she studied with voice professor Ellen Chickering, and the Lindemann Young Artist Program of the Metropolitan Opera, which is led by Dona D. Vaughn, PORTopera’s founding stage director and now its artistic director. Emerson is now enjoying a career in professional opera and has landed roles at the Met and top regional companies. “Fille” is a high-spirited romp and an exemplar of the bel canto (Italian for “beautiful singing”) style. The title character is Marie, who was found years before as an orphan on a battlefield and was adopted by a regiment of soldiers. Now a beautiful young woman, Marie falls in love with the bravest and most handsome young warrior, a tenor played by Andrew Bidlack. There are complications. The most problematic is a proposed arranged marriage to a nobleman, the proverbial wrong man. But this is comic opera, and the situation is happily resolved in an exquisitely melodic fashion. “La Fille du Regiment” will be sung in its original French, with English supertitles. A full orchestra and chorus will be led by PORTopera veteran conductor Stephen Lord. There are two 7:30 p.m. performances at Merrill Auditorium at Portland City Hall: July 28 and July 30. Call PortTix at 842-0800.

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Mid Coast Benefits

Meetings

Fields of the Future bottle redemption, Bootleggers of Topsham, Maine, donate your returnables to “Turf McMann,” Bootleggers will donate an extra 10% of all donations, Fields4ourfuture.org.

Bulletin Board Thursday 7/28 Sundaes on the Lawn, celebrate summer with song, praise and sundaes, 7 p.m., Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, 84 Main St., Topsham.

Friday 7/29 Community Appreciation Day and used book sale by the Pejepscot Historical Society, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., free admission to Joshua L. Chamberlain House, 226 Maine St., Brunswick and Skolfield-Whittier House, 161 Park Row, Brunswick, information, 729-6606.

Saturday 7/30 Reception for Rev. Daniel Warren, departing rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6-9 p.m., at the church’s Great Hall, all welcome, RSVP, st.pauls@st.paulsmaine.org.

Call for Volunteers Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has a growing need for

Brunswick

Mon. 7/25 1 p.m. Staff Review 46 Federal St. Mon. 7/25 6:45 p.m. Town Council 16 Station Ave. Tue. 7/26 7:30 a.m. Brunswick Downtown Association 28 Federal St. Tue. 7/26 7 p.m. Planning Board 16 Station Ave. Wed. 7/27 5 p.m. Bicycle / Pedestrian Committee 16 Station Ave. Thu. 7/28 9 a.m. People Plus Board Border Trust, Topsham Thu. 7/28 7 p.m. Recycling and Sustainability Committee 46 Federal St

Bath

There are no meetings scheduled for this time period.

Topsham

Thu. 7/28 2:30 p.m. History Committee

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8 a.m. Board of Appeals Site Visit 2 p.m. Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee Wed. 7/27 6:30 p.m. Board of Appeals

hospice volunteers in the Brunswick area, training, call 777-7740, AHCH.org. ArtVan Program seeks volunteers to help with art therapy programming with children and teens, promotional support and fundraising efforts, contact 371-4125 or visit artvanprogram.org. Bath Youth Meetinghouse & Skatepark seeks volunteers to help in the cafe, at concerts, supporting youth programs and fundraising efforts, experience with teenagers helpful, 443-8900 or visit 26 Summer St., Bath.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteer mentors (must be 18+) willing to commit one year and spend eight hours a month with a child 6-14 who lives in a single parent home, contact Brunswick office at 729-7736 or bigbbigs@ bbbsbathbrun.org. Cell Phones for Soldiers, donate used cell phones at Southern New Hampshire University, 10 Tibbetts Drive, Cooks Corner, Brunswick or 1000 Burbank Ave., BNAS Building 20, Brunswick. Chocolate Church Arts Center seeks volunteers for the art gal-

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lery and more, 798 Washington St., Bath, 442-8455.

Sundays and holidays, welcome desk openings, 373-369

The Greater Bath Elder Outreach Network, a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for volunteers a few hours a week to assist seniors by providing companionship, transportation, assistance with errands and telephone reassurance for elderly and disabled people who live in Sagadahoc County and the Brunswick area, Martha Cushing, 837-8810; meetings 6-7:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Patten Free Library, Bath, 837-8810.

Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority seeks volunteers for the Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo, August 26-28, 2011, for information and non-profit grant opportunities, visit greatstateofmaineairshow.us or call 725-9701.

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine needs volunteers at ReStore in Bath, minimum four-hour shift commitment, 386-5081 or michele@habitat7rivers.org. Home to Home, an organization providing a safe place for parents to exchange children for visitations, needs volunteers, commitment of 1-2 hours per exchange period, police check and training required, Mid-Coast Hospital, Brunswick, Rich Siegel, 837-4894, mainehometohome.org. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, planning committee volunteers needed to organize the 16th annual walk in Brunswick, October 16, at the Town Mall Gazebo, contact Crystal Derocher, crystal. derocher@cancer.org, 373-3719. Meals on Wheels drivers urgently needed, Wednesdays and Fridays, information, 729-0475, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham. Mid Coast Hospital, dozens of positions at the café, gift shop, or greeting patients, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick, 373-6015. Mid Coast Senior Health Center needs volunteers for various activities with seniors Saturdays,

Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475. Parkview Adventist Medical Center, gift shop needs volunteers, four-hour shifts mornings, afternoons and early evenings Monday through Friday, every other Sunday 1-4 p.m., will train, 373-4518 or visit the gift shop at 329 Maine St., Brunswick. Pejepscot Historical Society needs volunteer tour guides for Skolfield-Whittier House and Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and volunteer staff for Chamberlain Museum gift shop, 729-6606. People Plus Center, ongoing opportunities, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757. Red Cross Training, Disaster Action Team, free, basic classes provide foundation for delivering assistance in emergency situations, weekday evenings, course schedules at midcoast.redcross.org, register on line or call 729-6779, 563-3299, MidCoastRedCross.net, 16 Community Way, Topsham. ”Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treatment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715, janice.staples@ cancer.org, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

Independent Doctor of Optometry located next door.

Spectrum Generations has volunteer opportunities in program development, outreach, and reception at its new Community Center at 12 Main St., Topsham, Debbie, 729-0475. Sexual Assault Support Services of Mid Coast Maine needs volunteers to provide support and information to callers on 24-hour hotline, 725-2181.

Dining Out Saturday 7/23 Baked Bean and Casserole Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult, $3.50 child, Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Saturday 7/30 Barbecue Chicken Dinner to benefit the United Methodist Economic Ministry in Salem, Maine, 4:30-6:30 p.m., $7.50 adult, $4.50 child, Bath United Methodist Church, 340 Oak Grove Ave., Bath, sponsored by the Brunswick and Bath United Methodist Churches.

Gardens and Outdoors Saturday 7/23 Cathance River Kayaking Series, led by Michelle Moody, Bowdoinham Boat Launch to Merrymeeting Bay, 9-miles round trip, more kayaking experience required due to open water, registration required, Michelle Moody, 319-7355, meamc@micstan.us or FMI, Angela Twitchell, 729-7694, info@btlt.com.

Health & Support Respite Dementia Panel, monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.; 4th

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Meditation and Teaching with Tibetan teacher Anam Thubten, July 22-24; 7-9 p.m. Friday talk, $10 suggested donation; weekend retreat 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $150, partial attendance possible, need-based discounts available, presented by The Dharmata Foundation, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, FMI, register, Chip Carpenter at yurthhollow@juno.com, 6432746.

Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Chair Yoga, Shannon Elliott, Tuesdays 10:30 a.m., $10/class or pay what you can, Spectrum

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose multigenerational facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to seniors as well as people of all ages, 35 Union St., Brunswick, 729-0757. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org. Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities, trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475, or datwood@ spectrumgenerations.org. Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share

Music on the Mall, live music every Wednesday, 6 p.m., June 29-Aug. 31, Town Mall, Brunswick, FMI 729-4439 or brunswickdowntown.org.

Saturday 7/23 Harpswell Festival, Shindig and Boat Races, 7/23 and 7/24, Motor Booty Affair, crafts, activities, fireworks, more, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Mitchell Field, Harpswell, visit harpswellfestival.org.

Monday 7/25 WOW Circus Arts Camp, July 25-29, learn juggling, unicycling, stilt walking and other circus arts, bring your own helmet, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $140/week, Woodside Elementary School, 42 Barrows Dr., Topsham, Eric Pulsifer, pulsifere@ link75.org, 725-1243.

Greater Portland Benefits Sunday 7/24 Bob Marley comedy performance, to benefit Chebeague Fire/Rescue Dept., 7:30 p.m. $20, Chebeague

Ave., Portland, portlandfirefighters.com.

Thursday 7/28

Church Yard Sale fundraiser, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

ly guided and self-guided walks; canoe and kayak rentals; guided tours of the marsh; exhibits, nature store; schedule of programs at maineaudubon.org/scarbmarsh, rental registration at 883-5100.

Sunday 7/31

Friday 7/22

Bark in the Park, fundraiser for the Portland Police Department’s K-9 Unit, hosted by Planet Dog, 6:15 p.m. pre-game parade for pups and people, 7 p.m. Sea Dogs baseball game, $7 per person; $7 per dog, Hadlock Field, Portland, tickets at Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, 346-8606. H.A.R.T.’s Yard/Bake Sale fundraiser, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., July 28-30, H.A.R.T. Adoption Center and Shelter for Cats, 302 Range Road, Cumberland, donations being accepted, 829-4116.

Friday 7/29 Greely Girls’ Basketball Boosters FUNKraising Event, with Motor Booty Affair, 8-11:30 p.m., $25, 21+, Harmony Hall, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth, tickets at GGBBoosters@yahoo.com, or call Beth, 400-9718.

Saturday 7/30 Sgt. Johnsey & Sgt. Betters Benefit Memorial Ride, from Portland to Naples, to benefit children of deceased Portland police officers, 9:15-10:45 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. ride start time, $20 bike/ $5 passenger, depart from Parkers Restaurant, 1349 Washington

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Mackworth Island Show & Shine, car show to benefit The Foundation for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; 8:30 a.m. car registration, $10 donation for 1 show car, 2 people; 11 a.m. car judging; 1 p.m. awards; general admission, $5 adult/ $3 age 6-15, rain or shine, Baxter School for the Deaf, Mackworth Island, Falmouth, FMI, Jerry Giordano, 781-4904 or ggiordan@maine.rr.com

Gardens & Outdoors

Sunday 7/24

Open Farm Day 2011, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., visit farms statewide, for list of host farms, Judy Ballard, 287-3871 or getrealmaine.com.

Getting Smarter

Daily Nature Programs at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 2 p.m. daily through July 31, free with park admission, $4.50-$1; 426 Wolf Neck Road, Freeport, Andy Hutchinson, 865-4465. Fresh Start Farms Farmer’s Market, 2-6 p.m. Mondays, through summer, Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St., Portland, 774-7711. Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, open daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Labor Day; and first two weekends in September, dai-

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Yoga and Walking Meditation on the Fore River, led by Rebecca Stephans, no yoga experience necessary, all fitness levels welcome, 5:30-6:30 p.m., free for Portland Trails members/ $5 nonmembers, meet at Fore River Trailhead, Hobart St., Portland, 775-2411, trails.org.

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”Biking Through Bhutan,” slide presentation by Cliff Krolick of Back Country Excursions, 6:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, 781-2351.

Down-Mountain & Cross Country: 140 Years of Skiing in Maine fireside chat with Scott Andrews, Curator, Ski Museum of Maine, 7:30 p.m., $5, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.

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Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

Kids and Family Stuff

Island Rec Center, tickets at Calders Clam Shack, FMI, chebeague.org.

Natural Balance

Overeaters Anonymous, Brunswick locations: Monday 5:30 p.m., First Parish Church, 9 Cleaveland St.; Thursday 7 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant St., contact Quinn, 443-4630; Sunday 9 a.m., MidCoast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, contact Monica, 729-3149; Bath location: Tuesday 12 p.m., United Church of Christ, 150 Congress St.

Meals on Wheels, delivery available for homebound seniors and disabled adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

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Brunswick Village from page 1 Swan. Swan said she is concerned that plans to construct a police station could be abandoned, and the buildings, which she does not believe are all beyond the point of repair, would have been unnecessarily demolished. Pat Scully, Brunswick’s attorney, argued that the board does not have to consider what comes after the demolition. “You have to limit yourself to, can the demolition go forward with the understanding that there would be some future economic development?,” he said. But board members, especially Swan, kept returning to the uncertainty about the future use of the property, even after

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Larissa Darcy, president of the BDC, argued that regardless of what replaces them, just tearing down the buildings would improve the neighborhood. “It would be a disservice to leave them there, vacant, indefinitely, until something is proposed,” Darcy said. Anna Breinich, the town’s planning and development director, said the buildings have lost value over time. She added that the Maine Historic Preservation Commission has said the buildings are not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. But that didn’t matter to board member Janet Roberts, who argued that being listed on the national register had nothing to do with whether the building contributes Planning Board, as well as on the part of landowners” who are applying to make a change to a building. One way to do that would be to include illustrations in the city’s ordinance, leaving less room for interpretation of language. “The historic resource of this community is important,” Upham said. “Some-

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to the character of the Village Review Zone – a standard the board considers when voting to allow demolition. Swan said she didn’t care about 81 Pleasant St., which has been condemned, and 1 Stanwood St., on the corner. But she said 3 Stanwood St. and 85 Pleasant St., which are Greek revivals that have been altered through additions, fit in with the neighborhood. Claudia Knox, of Cumberland Street, was the only member of the public at the meeting. She encouraged the board to approve the demolition. “No matter how you slice it, these buildings are not going to stay long term, so why should you delay the inevitable,” she said. But the board unanimously voted to deny the BDC’s application, meaning the buildings will remain standing.

Following the meeting, Darcy said she was disappointed, but undeterred. She said the BDC would discuss at its August meeting whether to appeal the decision to the Zoning Board of Appeals, or to return to the Village Review Board with more information. In the past, the BDC has torn down abandoned structures in the interest of combating neighborhood blight. These included a warehouse at 10 Weymouth St., demolished in September 2009, and multi-unit apartment buildings at 2-4 Swett St. and 51 Mill St., torn down in October and November 2002, respectively. None of those properties were in the Village Review Zone.

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have an ordinance that treats real historic properties one way, and less historic properties in a different way, and very unhistoric properties not at all.” Upham said he also hopes that the Planning Board will look into including historic properties not in the zone in the historic district review process. “That’s not uncommon,” he said. “I think Portland does a lot of that. They probably have a district, but they also have these individual properties that are extremely important that they would hate to lose.” Upham said the next step in the review process would be for the Planning Board to hold one of its pre-meeting workshops on the matter. The historic district runs from Leeman Highway north to Beacon and Bowery streets, east to the Kennebec River and west to High Street.

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times it’s hard for people to grasp why is it that the city regulates what people can do, when they build a deck or change windows, and so forth. But the analogy I use (is), if a community’s economic vitality was based on the alewive fishery, the community would probably do everything it could to maintain a healthy fishery. “Well, part of (Bath’s) economy ... is based on the historic resource,” he continued. “... It would be foolhardy to allow people to mess that up. And so that’s a reason why we need to be regulating what goes on in this district.” He added that the standards might be changed for properties that are newer and not historic, but are located in the zone. “Maybe we don’t need to regulate what people do with a home in that district that was built in 1970 or 1980,” Upham said. “It’s not historic, and maybe we need to

Depot from page 3 frequently with that railroad’s dispatcher. Fournier estimated that the switching would mean it would take the train 40 minutes to travel from downtown the three miles. The discussion of the pros and cons of each location gave some residents had a feeling that NNEPRA still intends to put the depot on the Church-Stanwood property. “There’s a great place (at Cook’s Corner) and you guys are fighting hard to put it back in my backyard. Is there anybody who hasn’t noticed that except me?” asked Dan Sullivan, a Bouchard Drive resident. Anna Nelson, who also lives on Bouchard Drive, said in an interview that she believes NNEPRA is trying to convince neighbors that the ChurchStanwood site is the best choice. “It’s obvious that our location seems to make the most sense for them,” she said. But state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, DBrunswick, assured residents that NNEPRA has not made a final decision. “I don’t think there is a decision ... about where anything is going to be at this moment, there is still room for discussion,” he said.

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While the location may still be up in the air, NNEPRA’s engineering consultants also gave residents more concrete details about the facility. It would be wider than initially proposed, containing three tracks instead of two, a change that brings the building’s size closer to 60,000 square feet from an initial 40,000 square feet. NNEPRA Executive Director Patricia Quinn explained that expanding the width of the building to 107 feet would eliminate the need to have trains idling outside. “We wanted to build a facility that could accommodate all the equipment we currently use and could foresee potentially using, so we could keep it all inside,” she said. In the next few weeks, the engineers will obtain more details about the three sites, including noise levels, construction, and costs. They hope to present their findings to the NNEPRA board in August, so that the group can choose a site before fall. NNEPRA intends to have the depot operating by October 2012, in time for the expansion of Downeaster service from Portland. Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.


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Now the Friends have more time to secure access to the beach, although Nahf said they aren’t quite sure how. “While that still is our goal,” she said, “we don’t know quite how we’re going to reach it.” Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext.123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @ guerinemily.

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PAINTING

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REAL ESTATE YA R M O U T H - R i v e r b e n d Condo. Sunny, 3-story Townhouse, 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1100 sq. ft. plus 1-car garage with storage loft and large deck. $198,000.Compensation offered to buyer agents. Call 318-2042. For a virtual tour, go to: http://www.cpgtours.com/tour.p hp?br=0&id=15419 SUGARLOAF-SUMMER IS A great time to look for your ski get-away! We have a large variety of Sugarloaf properties in all prices, sizes and styles. Call Janet Peruufo at CSM REAL ESTATE 207-265-4000 or janet@csmrealestate.com ________________________ ____________________

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Westbrook, 1 Bedroom apartment for rent, recently renovated, lots of windows; ceiling fans; high ceilings; stove; refrigerator; washer; dryer and dishwasher. Freshly painted looks great. Off street parking; large back yard; in a good neighborhood close to bus service; turnpike, shopping, etc. Walk to Westbrook’s developing down town area restaurants. $925 per month includes heat and water. Cats are okay, sorry no dogs. No smoking please. Call Stuart at 450-8015.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $750/month. 508954-0376.

Olde English Village

SCARBOROUGH- ROOM IN my home, mature woman. Own bath, kitchen use, laundry, yard. Near beach. Your furniture or mine. N/S, N/P. $425.00. 883-6864.

South Portland 1 & 2 BEDROOM H/W INCLUDED SECURE BUILDING SWIMMING POOL COIN LAUNDRY

207-774-3337 oev@maine.rr.com 1 mile to Mall, 295 and Bus Routes 503 Westbrook Street, South Portland

FREEPORT- Cozy Farm House with waterviews. Furnished 1200 sq. foot 3BR, 1BA private home on Lower Flying Point Rd. Only a 10 minutes from shopping, and 15 minutes to Bowdoin. Close to Wolfe’s Neck Farm and water access. Detached barn available for storage. $1200 + utilities. Available from end of August to June. Call Peter at 203-6760265 for more information. FALMOUTH HOUSE for rent. Fenced back yard, wash/dry, Pet friendly, hardwood floors,two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. $1300 per month plus utilities. Available 8/1. Call 797-3019 days, 232-0744 nights weekends.

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2 OR 3 bedroom, 32 Davis, $750, first floor, 591-5625

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UNITY CENTER FOR SACRED LIVING is an open, Oneness Spiritual Community. We are here to evolve consciousness through what we call The New Spirituality. We know that the essence of Spirit is within every one of us, and our aim is to create a safe and sacred space for each person to explore their own perception of Spirituality. UCSL offers weekly gatherings that are informative, creative, interactive and sometimes ceremonial, followed by fellowship. ALL are welcome each Sunday morning at Williston West Church, 2nd floor, 32 Thomas St., Portland (West End) from 1011AM. 207- 221-0727.

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