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News of Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport and Chebeague
Vol. 25, No. 31
After false start, Planning Board approves subdivision By Amy Anderson YARMOUTH — Amid procedural confusion last week, the Planning Board approved construction of 38 single-family
homes and a 32-unit multi-family building on about 58 acres off Hillside Drive. The board voted twice to approve the McKearney Village
subdivision plan in a meeting on July 27 because members failed to understand what they were approving the first time. The first vote, 4-2, passed with
board members Ben Mather and Dale Cormier opposed and newcomer Jim MacLeod abstaining. The vote approved the plan with full connectivity and the exten-
sion of Sycamore Drive from the Applewood Farm neighborhood to McKearney Village.
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Cumberland aims for 2012 dedication of veterans monument
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By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — A monument to veterans from as far back as the American Revolution is now expected to be dedicated next Memorial Day, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday. A golf tournament will be held later this month to help raise the remaining funds to complete the more than $60,000 monument. Shane said $36,000 has been raised to pay for three stones in Moss Side Cemetery on Main Street. A 4-by-8-foot center stone erected a year ago recognizes “all Cumberland residents who have served our country in times of war and peace.” Both sides of the two other India black granite stones and the back of the center stone will be inscribed with names of veterans. The town has collected more than 600 so far, and the stones have room for 1,400, Shane said. “Hopefully our kids in schools ... can visit that and see the history that Cumberland has had in just about every conflict, as well as peacetime,” he said. Shane said approximately $25,000 more is needed to pay for the names to be inscribed, brick pavers around the monument, lighting, granite benches and landscaping. The remaining funds might have to be partly subsidized by the town until the fundraising is complete, he
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Students from 12 to 16 years old participated in Portland International Jetport’s Aviation Career Exploration Camp last week. They built model rockets and launched them Friday at Twin Brook Recreation Area in Cumberland, where a quartet of campers chased down a rocket after a successful launch and re-entry.
Could local teacher, now a software developer, have education’s next big thing? By Emily Parkhurst FALMOUTH — In the same way the Maine Technology Initiative put the state on the map for classroom computers, education’s next big thing might just
be coming from Maine. At least, that’s what Academic Merit creator Ogden Morse is hoping. Last year, Morse piloted his three-part Web-based English
teaching assistance software in 25 Maine schools, with acclaimed results. The software provides online text-specific assessments for students to accompany traditional
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Dig unlocks unexpected history of Freeport farm By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Pettengill Farm is more than a place to hold an annual festival each fall. It is the site of several archaeological digs, the results of which are on display at the Freeport Historical Society at Harrington House on Main Street until Oct. 7 The farm is the location of the saltbox house built around 1800 that was home to Mildred Pettengill, who died at age 99 in 1981. The foundations of two other homes occupied in the mid-1800s by sisters Jane and Sophronia Rodick have been discovered, as well as the foundation of a home occupied by Abraham Grant in the 1770s. An archaeological field school using Grant’s Point as its base unearthed new discoveries at the Pettengill property as recently as last week. Christina White, executive director of the society, said the most recent dig was successful for unexpected reasons. A group of interested students – some with no archaeological experience – were
led by Freeport archaeologist Peter Morrison. White said the group found pottery, a key, and other remnants that provide evidence of an earlier structure. “The group found evidence of what could be a log house, which would explain why it had no foundation,” she said. “These archaeological artifacts are evidence that clearly delineate two sites.” One house foundation was discovered in the late 1990s by archaeologist Norm Buttrick. This new discovery indicates another structure could have been there decades earlier, White said. “We would like to add to our collection and show some of the items discovered during the field school in early October,” she said. “It would be fun to close the exhibit with the artifacts that were recently discovered.” While the dig from July 25-29 was part of the society’s summer-long program, “Diggin’ History: Piecing Together Pettengill Farm’s Past,” the public will still be able to participate in guided tours of the dig sites at Pettengill.
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White said the tours, which start at Harrington House, will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6; Sunday, Aug. 7; Thursday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 13. The guide will discuss life on the farm based on historical and environmental evidence, including the results of multiple archaeological excavations on site. The 10 a.m. tour will take participants to the various dig sites, including the Grant’s Point site, and will last about two hours. The 1 p.m. tour will not include all the dig sites. “These tours will give an overview of the evolution of the land, who owned it, who lived here and how the land was divided throughout the years,” White said. The tours are $10 for adults and $5 for members. Participants are asked to dress accordingly for a hike through open fields and on rugged trails through the woods. For more information visit www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org. Amy Anderson can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter: @amy_k_anderson.
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12 graduate from pilot summer program at Field Academy By Amy Anderson FREEPORT — Nyrobi Tyson, a 16-yearold from Asheville, N.C., spent the last five weeks traveling New England with 11 other students in the inaugural class of the Field Academy. Tyson participated in the Away but Home program and studied what home and community means to people living throughout New England. The students took that information and explored what home means to them and how they fit into their own communities. “We focused on what community and citizenship means,” Tyson said. “And our role as a community member.” Tyson was also a member of Coastal Studies for Girls, a 16-week program designed for sophomore girls focusing on leadership and science. “The Field Academy is similar to CSG, but different,” she said. “The structure and core values are different. We traveled a lot, there were boys involved, and we focused on community and citizenship. They are both intense programs that pushed my limits.” Co-founders Jen Lazar, Claire Hirschmann and Heather Foran worked together to create a school that will soon become a two-year residential high school for 40 juniors and seniors. Their mission is to educate the students to be exceptional individuals, to forge communities that inspire citizenship, and to know the world and its systems as their school. The school will use a sustainable farm in greater Portland as a campus and home
Teens from around North America graduated from the Field Academy’s five-week summer program last week. The 12 students are the school’s founding class and will help modify the program as it develops into a twoyear high school for juniors and seniors.
The three co-founders of the Field Academy, Heather Foran, left, Jen Lazar and Claire Hirschmann, say they are passionate about exploration, education and community.
base, they said, and the students will travel the United States to learn about its history, people and environment. Hirschmann said the school provides students who are not stimulated by traditional classroom learning an opportunity to excel. At the graduation ceremony on July 28 at the Freeport Community Library, she told parents, grandparents, friends and supporters that the Field Academy is a school that connects living and learning. “We wanted to create a place where the students are learning about what they are Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/96481
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE AND SECURED PARTY SALE Property at Mast Road, Falmouth, Maine 04105 Mortgage, Security Agreement and Financing Statement recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds at Book 28427, Page 126 By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale, and speciﬁcally the Statutory Power of Sale set forth in Titles 14 and 33 of the Maine Revised Statutes, contained in� , to Tygdon, LLC, a Maine limited liability company, on January 4, 2011 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28427, Page 126 (herein the “Mortgage”), for breach of the condition of said Mort� 26, 2011, at the premises lo� being all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage (being the “Property”), to wit: (a) That real property located in the Town of Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine, described in Exhibit A in said Mortgage recorded in Cumberland County Registry of Deeds at Book 28427, Page 126, as follows: “A certain lot or parcel of land situated on the Westerly side of Mast Road in the Town of Falmouth, County of Cumberland and State of Maine being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Northeasterly corner of land now or formerly of Colleen R. & Frederick A. Writt (5050/1756) on the Westerly side line of Mast Road; Thence N 83°28’36” W along land of the said Writt and a stone wall, passing through an iron pin found set in the ground at a stone wall intersection near the said Mast Road 321.85 feet to a drill hole found set in the ledge; Thence N 54°02’41” W continuing along land of said Writt and the said stone wall 71.48 feet to an iron pin found set in the ground beside the said stone wall; Thence N 35°27’25” W continuing along land of the said Writt 54.89 feet to an iron pin found set in the ground of the Easterly side line of Huston Road, a private road; Thence N 26°22’05” E along the said line of Huston Road 121.00 feet to a 5/8” capped rebar set in the ground; Thence N 85°54’57” E across land of the Grantor 326.47 feet to a 30” blazed pine tree; Thence S 83°28’36”� Thence S 04°29’36” W along the said line of the Mast Road 250.00 feet to the point of beginning. All bearings are Magnetic of the year 2005. This conveyance is made together with the rights in common with others in and to the said Huston Road as it runs Westerly and Northerly to and along the entire Westerly side line of the above described lot.”; (b) All appurtenances, easements, rights of way, water and water rights, pumps, pipes, ﬂumes and ditches and ditch rights, water stock, ditch and/or reservoir stock or interests, royalties, development ri� to or related to the land; (c) All buildings, structures, facilities, other improvements and ﬁxtures now or hereafter located on the land; (d) All apparatus, equipment, machinery and appliances and all accessions thereto and renewals and replacements thereof and substitutions therefor used in the operation or occupancy of the land, � attached or afﬁxed to the land; (e) All land lying in the right-of-J adjacent to or used in connection with the land; (f) All additions and accretions to the property described above; (g) All licenses, authorizations, certiﬁc� interest of Mortgagor in, to, uA operation or use of the Land; and (h) All proceeds of any of the foregoing. The Property is to be conveyed with the beneﬁt of and subject to the following: 1. Any facts, rights, interests, or cla� by persons in possession of the premises. 2. Any encroachment, encumbrance, violation, variation, or adverse circumstance affecting the title that would be disclosed by an accurate and complete land survey of the premises and not shown by the public records. 3. Easements, liens or encumbrances, or claims thereof, not shown by the public records. 4. (a) Taxes or assessments that are public records; and (b) pro records of such agency or by the public records. 5. Title to and rights of the public a� and ways. 6. The exact acreage or square footage of the premises. 7. Rights and easement granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2372, Page 259. 8. Rights and easements granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 8352, Page 275. 9. Rights and easements granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 12297, Page 344. 10. Rights and easements granted to Central Maine Power Company by instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 16016, Page 280. 11. Rights, rights of way and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2121, Page 61. 12. Rights and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2255, Page 297. 13. Rights and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 2427, Page 432. 14. Rights and easements set forth in an instrument recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 9760, Page 241. 15. Mortgage from Grandview M & M, LLC to Summit Real Estate, LLC in the original principal amount of $87,000.00, dated January 4, 2011 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28427, Page 155. 16. Debt and Lien Subordination Agreement between Summit Real Estate, LLC and Tygdon, LLC dated January 4, 2011 and recorded in the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds in Book 28427, Page 157. 17. Zoning and land use regulations affecting the premises. 18. Any right of parties or tenants in possession of the premises, if any such persons or rights exist. Also to be sold at said Public A any interest (“Collateral”): All goods, building and other materials, supplies, work in process, equipment, machinery, ﬁxtures, furniture, furnishings, signs and other personal property, wherever situated, � posits and proﬁts of the Property; all inventory, accounts, cash receipts, deposit amounts, escrow accounts, accounts receivable, contract rights, general intangibles, chattel paper, instruments, documG the payment of money, trade names, trademarks and service marks arising from or related to the Property or any business now or hereafter conducted thereon by Mortgagor; all permits, consents, approvals, licenses, authorizations and other rights granted by, given by, or obtained from, any governmental entity with respect to the Property; all deposits or ot� ments of insurance premiums made by Mortgagor with respect to the Property; all plans, drawings and speciﬁcations relating to the Property; all loan funds held by Mortgagee, whether or not disbursed; all funds deposited with Mortgagee pursuant to any Loan Document; all reserves, deferred payments, deposits, accounts, refunds, cost savings and paym� ned in the Mortgage together with all replace� any of the foregoing. Terms of Sale: The sale will be conducted as a public sale, with bids being made orally. Prior to commencement of the bidding, prospective bidders must register and submit a deposit of $7,500.00 in bank check or certiﬁed check payable to Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry Real Estate Escrow Account. The deposit amount must be increased to an amount equal 10% of the purchase price within 7 calendar days of the public sale. The premises will be sold to the highest bidder. All of the property will be sold “as is”, “where � sion of the sale. Immediately upon the close of bidding, the highest bidder will sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Tygdon, LLC, which will require payment of the increased deposit amount within 7 calendar days and payment of the balance of the purchase price, in cash, certiﬁed funds or by readily available Federal funds, within 45 days after the date of the public sale. Tygdon, LLC will convey the real estate to the successful bidder by quitclaim (release) deed without covenant within such 45 day period. Tygdon, LLC reserves the right to bid, the right to withdraw all or any part of the property from the sale, the right to modify these terms and the right to announce additional terms at the time of the public sale. Additional information rega��� Free Street, P.O. Box 4510, Portland, Maine 04112-4510, (207) 775-7271. Tygdon, LLC Nicholas J. Morrill Its duly authorized attorney
The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights parachute team will be diving at this year’s Great State of Maine Air Show in Brunswick.
Blue Angels to return for Brunswick’s 1st civilian air show
By Emily Guerin BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy may be gone, but the Blue Angels and other airborne acrobats are coming back for Brunswick Landing’s first civilian air show Aug. 26-28. “It’s the same air show people have come to know and love,” said Marty McMahon, aviation services manager for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, which oversees economic development at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. But there is one key difference: admission to this year’s Great State of Maine Air Show won’t be free. In the past, the Navy sponsored the show, which was considered an open house and promotional event for the military. But now, MRRA is footing the bill and asking attendees to buy tickets. Admission to the Saturday and Sunday sessions is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for adults, and $10 in advance/$15 at the gate for children 12 and under and seniors. Friday night tickets are $5 less expensive. McMahon said he surveyed every air show in the country with a military jet display to get a sense of ticket prices, and set Brunswick’s prices well below average. “We really tried our hardest to keep our ticket prices just as low as possible,” he said. “We want to keep it as a family event and make sure that families can afford to come.” McMahon also promised there will be reasonably priced food and drinks. “We probably took a hit on our overall revenue, but in order to keep it a family event and keep prices down, we wanted a lower cost to the consumer concessionaire,” he explained. Other than the ticket price, the Friday night events are also different than in years past. On Friday, the Army’s Golden Knights
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News briefs Lightning strikes in Falmouth
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FALMOUTH — The Fire Department and emergency medical services responded to four reports of lightning strikes during a thunderstorm on Tuesday, Aug. 2. No injuries were reported. The first call at 1:36 p.m. was for a fire alarm at Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road. That was followed by a fire alarm on Woodlands Drive and a report of sparks coming from wall outlets at the Public Works building on Woods Road. There was no damage found at any of the locations. The final call was from a Cedarwood Drive home, where residents reported a power loss and a smoking outlet in the garage. The Fire Department discovered a wire for an invisible dog fence had carried current from a lightning strike in the yard to the garage, where it shorted the power supply and the outlet.
FREEPORT — Circus Smirkus, the traveling youth circus, will be in town Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12,
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Bath business bakes charity into cupcakes By Alex Lear BATH — A pair of business owners are proving that besides being tasty, cupcakes can aid good causes, too. Thorne Conley and Jane Conover operate C is for Cupcake, a bakery and mobile vendor that operates out of Conley’s Oak Street home. Their delectable treats go toward satisfying sweet tooths and bolstering charitable causes throughout the state. Last Friday, a table at Conley’s house was covered with little boxes, each containing one cupcake with a pink breast cancer ribbon made of edible fondant. The women were preparing the treats to bring to last week’s Tri for a Cure,
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a fundraiser in South Portland for the Maine Cancer Foundation. “We’re donating these to the 85 survivors who are in the race,” Conley said. Other cupcakes were to be sold at the event. For every dozen cupcakes the women sell regularly, they donate the proceeds to charity. They do most of their business around Portland, but are trying to spread the word about what they do closer to their base of operations. The business offers free delivery to non-profit organizations within a 50-mile radius of Bath. Conover and Conley started making cupcakes together in 2008, following the
closing of a clothing store where they had both worked. “We just had so much fun over the years working together,” Conover said. They initially made their cupcakes to donate to homeless shelters and soup kitchens, but interest in their products spurred them to start selling. Although cupcakes comprise the bulk of their talent, they also turn out an occasional miniature wedding cake. The women have donated cupcakes to a Maine Women’s Fund luncheon (700, to be exact) and the Maine Alzheimer’s Association, as well as to Hospice of Southern Maine. Birthday and graduation parties and weddings are among the events where they sell their products. They charge $15 for a dozen mini cupcakes, and $30 a dozen for the standard size. Conley and Conover fondly remembered a time they brought 48 cupcakes continued page 34
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I believe we are overextended and on an unsustainable course. We have to make big cuts, but thoughtfully and with an eye toward avoiding large, unanticipated transaction costs. To that end, the military base closure commission may be a good model for a mechanism. Congress sets the general dollar goal and delegates the job of making specific, difficult cuts to a panel that is more insulated from political pressure. We have to start in the right direction and stay the course. Agree to make $.5 trillion of cuts in government spending. That’s less that the $4 trillion the credit rating agencies are seeking. The cuts will be difficult and painful. To get through them, we will need leadership and a willingness to work together and share the burden. We should try to make something positive out of it. We have just been through a binge of bling. It might not be bad to take the opportunity that the crisis offers to make some changes. As individuals, we could be less wasteful, less focused on material things, con-
serve our resources, get more involved in our community, and help our neighbors. Corporate America could engage in some self-discipline and moderate the wide disparity in its compensation structure. It could agree to some reasonable financial regulation. It could move away from disposable, homogenized culture. In the process of downsizing, government could revise the tax code so that it is simple and progressive, reform our immigration system so that there are two routes to legal status, merit and humanitarian. It could revitalize our cities, discourage urban sprawl and malls in favor of more sensible forms of urban planning. It could change the incentives on our transportation sector to favor the most efficient mode for each transportation need. It could institute two years of mandatory, universal public service after high school. With leadership and a willingness to cooperate and work together, we can weather this crisis and emerge renewed and improved. Halsey Frank is a Portland resident, attorney and former chairman of the Republican City Committee.
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By the time you read this, the United necessary to clean up that mess. The States will either have defaulted on its housing bubble was caused by a Demodebt obligation or we will have cobbled cratic decision to have Fannie Mae and together some last-minute plan that is Freddie Mac make mortgages available to unqualified buyers. The more a desperate gambit stimulus and “Obamacare” than well-thought-out soShort are the latest examples lution. of massive, unaffordable, Democrats and Republiineffective and intrusive cans have coherent explagovernment programs that nations for why the other are driving us to ruin. party is responsible for Republicans argue that our being in hock over our we have promised more necks, about why each plan than we can pay, canto raise the debt ceiling is not sustain the spending or isn’t good, or honest or course we are on, and if fair, or in the best interests we don’t cut spending of the country, and about now, we are destined for why the other party is beeconomic disaster and ing unreasonable and irrewon’t be able to help sponsible and just playing anyone. politics in anticipation of Halsey Frank There is some truth and the 2012 election. According to the Democrats, the Re- fiction in both narratives and both are publicans are to blame for our annual def- incomplete. We are all to blame to some icits and staggering debt. The GOP self- degree. Including we the people. We deny ishly cut taxes on the wealthy, foolishly painful realities, avoid difficult choices, started a couple of unwinnable wars, and and seek the easy way out. We tend not to deregulated the financial industry, which thoughtfully plan and instead viscerally invented a bunch of esoteric investment react. We don’t keep our resolutions. We vehicles that led to the inflation and are overextended at all levels: federal, implosion of the housing bubble. That state, local and personal. At their core, the two narratives rebrought the world economy to its knees. Then the Republicans had the audacity to flect fundamental differences of opinion bail out the Wall Street institutions that about the respective roles of government caused the problem because they were and individuals to provide for people’s welfare. Republicans prefer a smaller supposedly too big to fail. Democrats argue that we can’t ignore role for government and a larger role for the plight of Main Street and senior citi- individuals. Democrats seem to prefer the zens during a recession and can afford to reverse. I am not sure that difference in help them if we raise taxes and cut spend- values can be reasoned away. Fortunately, we have good institutions ing on things like national defense. Republicans counter that Democrats and processes to help us overcome our are responsible. They pulled the rug out shortcomings and differences. But even from under the shah of Iran and stood by they require some willingness to comprowhile the Ayatollah Khomeini returned mise in order to work. Especially when, from France. They ignored the gathering as now, we are confronted with a crisis, threat of radical Islamic fundamental- our country is pretty evenly divided on ism, thus allowing it to culminate in the how to address it, and that division is attacks of Sept. 11. The wars in Afghani- reflected in the lack of a governing mastan and Iraq are one-time expenditures jority in our representative government.
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It’s getting harder to be heard in Harpswell We ask a lot of our local elected officials. We expect them to be know-it-alls on topics ranging from general assistance to residential zoning. We ask them to pinch pennies in multi-million-dollar budgets. They put in long hours, and usually don’t get paid much, if at all. And on Election Day, we’ll send them packing without as much as a thank you. But one of the least onerous things we ask of them is that they listen to us. Hear us out. Allow us to say what’s on our minds and get things off our chests. Besides placing topics on their agendas for full discussion, town councils and boards of selectmen usually provide public comment periods where residents can say what they want about any town issue, within limits of time, decency and respect for others; inappropriate, offensive, interruptive, or repetitive comments are usually off limits. When they do allow comments, councilors and selectmen don’t have to respond, or even pay attention (although it obviously serves us all if they do). All they have to do is sit there, wait out the few minutes each member of the public is typically allotted, and then move on to their regularly scheduled business. But that’s not the case recently in Harpswell, where the simple act of listening and showing respect for the public was too much for two of the town’s three selectmen. Board of Selectmen Chairwoman Elinor Multer and Selectman Alison S. Hawkes have apparently had enough of resident Robert McIntyre’s rants about School Administrative District 75. But instead of sitting there for a few minutes during their meetings and listening to him, or just ignoring his comments, they’ve now stopped him from speaking by invoking a questionable policy that allows the board to ban discussion of any topic the selectmen decide is too “controversial.” Not too long. Not offensive. Not inappropriate. But too “controversial.” “We have had, in my view, a more than adequate debate,” Multer said. Really? In a town where people have dickered for years in a questionable dispute about the border with Brunswick, Harpswell’s participation in SAD 75, with its tangible impact on finances and education, is too “controversial” to discuss? In our view, Multer is wrong. The ban she and Hawkes pushed through, over the dis-
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ties Union, said he found it troubling that “they would give themselves the power to ban controversial speech without defining what controversial means.” “This vague standard that the council is applying is without any real guidance, and the fact that the power to ban is content-based, those are all First Amendment red flags,” Heiden told The Forecaster’s Emily Guerin. Henderson, the dissenting selectman, got it right when he told Guerin a “small amount of irritation ... is definitely worth absorbing, as compared to appearing to be cutting off discussion of issues you don’t want to hear about.” Selectmen can ultimately dictate the terms of their own business meetings, including whether to allow public comment and to what extent. But once they decide they will listen to the public, and if they extend that courtesy to everyone else, it isn’t unreasonable to expect them to listen to people who disagree with them, too.
Doing the rest-area aerobics Summer means road trips. And, unavoidably, rest areas. I have driven all over the Northeast, and after having sampled a goodly number of rest-area restrooms, what I want to know is this: When did someone deNo Sugar cide that we would be better served if our hygiene were automated? Was it because not enough people were flushing the toilets at the Woodrow Wilson rest area on the New Jersey Turnpike? Were there naughty people in Vermont, vengefully turning on both the cold and hot faucets, and then bolting back to their Priuses? Recently, I had the pleasure of once again experiSandi Amorello encing the hellishly tedious round-trip drive to Connecticut, to meet up with my lovely mother, Louise, and perform the infamous “child exchange.” She had been entertaining Charles, and I needed to retrieve him, while simultaneously gifting her with his older sister, Ophelia. It was a hot day, and Ophelia and I kicked off our 11hour drive with a stop for iced coffee. Clearly not the smartest beverage choice, because by the onset of hour No. 3, we were making our second pit stop. After using the facilities, Ophelia and I met in front of a bank of white porcelain sinks. When she found me, I was already in the throes of my usual automated sink dance, waving my arms in a style reminiscent of Keith Lockhart as he conducts the Boston Pops. Or someone who had flunked out of mime school. As I stood there, trying unsuccessfully to make water spew from the faucet in front of me, and then going sink to sink, in a desperate attempt to get the soap
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suds off of my hands, Ophelia walked over to me, and with a look of utter disdain, said dryly, “Umm. Mom. Do you need some help with that?” Of course, just as my charmingly sarcastic daughter uttered those words, water came shooting out of the faucet like a geyser at Yosemite. Only to predictably and abruptly stop once again, forcing me to repeat the hand-waiving process until I had extracted a quantity of water sufficient to wash off all of the foamy soap. And don’t even get me started on the automatic toilets. Now, I know there is usually a button that you can push to flush the toilet manually, if the automated flushing feature fails. But much like the button that the president can push to launch a nuclear missile, this button obviously represents utter defeat, and should only be used in case of extreme emergency. It’s often red, to induce intimidation. So you’ve just used the toilet. Two things will generally transpire at this point: a) the toilet will automatically flush before you’ve had the chance to reach a full standing position, causing you to either be sucked back down by its gravitational pull and/or leaving your underpants soggy from the spray created by the force of the water as it violently departs the bowl, or b) you will stand up, get dressed, fix your hair, send a text message to a friend, compose a poem, and the toilet will still not have flushed. You will then do something resembling an aerobics routine, all in a sad attempt to convince your friend, the automated toilet, that it’s time to cooperate. Good luck with that. Assuming you’ve emerged victorious from the toilet situation, you must next navigate the sinks and towel dispensers. Or, worse yet, the driers. It’s the same old same old. More wild hand gesticulations, more orchestra conducting. If you’re lucky, you’ll end up with enough paper towels to dry adult-sized hands. Or you’ll get the air to blow – and hopefully not from a machine that dispenses it at a force equal to that of a rocket booster. I know many of these devices are designed to save our natural resources and perhaps, save us from ourselves, but really, I was much happier when I had to push the toilet lever with my foot, to make it flush in a sanitary fashion. My thighs got a good workout. And at least my underwear stayed dry. As usual, automated isn’t always better. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow. com or contact her at email@example.com.
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Yarmouth watershed trust appreciates column We at Royal River Conservation Trust would like to thank Ed Beem for recognizing one of our preserves in his column. We are excited and proud of the work that’s been done by our organization to conserve important working and natural landscapes of the Royal River watershed. We strive to protect places for generations to enjoy. In each case, we work to provide public access while respecting the rights of our neighbors as private landowners. We encourage your readers to call us or visit our website at www.rrct.org. There you can learn about our other properties and projects we are currently working on. Explore our properties throughout the watershed and support our efforts by becoming a member of RRCT. Merrie Woodworth, president, Royal River Conservation Trust Yarmouth
Beem’s analysis is on target I should have written this letter years ago. Edgar Allen Beem rocks. Last week’s column on the future Republican presidential candidate, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was another in a long line of outstanding, incisive works. I like The Forecaster, and mean no insult to it by saying this, but a writer of Beem’s caliber deserves a far broader forum. Knowing that his column is inside the paper each week, I make sure to pick up The Forecaster. Thank you, Mr. Beem. Steve McKelvey Scarborough
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The virtue of eating local When it comes to eating, I’m afraid I’m an indiscriminate omnivore. I’m the kind of guy who can’t tell the difference between Two Buck Chuck and Chateau Mouton Rothschild and doesn’t care. The Universal I scoff down hot dogs and burgers and fries. I’m an out and out haute cuisine philistine. Back in the 1970s, I was at a dinner party with some folks of far more culinary sophistication, so when the table talk turned to favorite meals, I assumed I would embarrass myself by confessing that my idea of a feast was (and is) lobster, steamed Edgar Allen Beem clams, corn on the cob, and blueberry pie. When my host, a wine snob and gourmet cook, pronounced his approval of my palate, it was the first time I became aware of the virtue that attaches to eating simple and local. Now, of course, eating local is all the rage. As a result, farmers markets, organic farms, backyard gardens, community gardens, and CSAs are sprouting up all over the landscape. Community-supported agriculture is a model of agricultural sustainability that provides financial support for small local farms and fresh produce for the families that support them. It’s one of the best ideas going: consumers investing in farms, sharing both the risks and the rewards. This year, Carolyn purchased a three-quarter share in the summer harvest of Laughingstock Farm in Freeport. For $450, we get vegetables for 22 weeks. Usually she picks them up at the end of the week after work, but with Carolyn on vacation I took a trip out to Laughingstock Farm myself last week. I took our share in a big bag of Swiss chard, another of kale, an armful of cucumbers and a few summer squash. There were also local dairy products and organic meats I could have purchased separately. With all three girls out of the house, Carolyn and I haven’t been able to eat all the CSA produce on a few occasions, but last week I took the bounty up to the
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lake, where we had a veritable veggie feast with her sister and brother-in-law. The best restaurants in Maine, from Primo in Rockland to Fore Street in Portland, place a premium on using local foods, making a point of identifying where ingredients were grown or raised. At one of our favorite local eateries, Broad Arrow Tavern at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, the salad you don’t eat is used as compost to grow the salads of the future. Maine’s food culture just seems to get better all the time. We buy great ales from microbreweries such as Geary’s and Gritty’s, artisanal breads from Rosemont Bakery, Standard Bakery, and When Pigs Fly, wonderful chesses from Pineland Farms and Sunset Acre Farm. I confess that back in the 1960s I had a somewhat jaundiced view of the back-to-the-land movement as naive, romantic and Utopian. No more. As gas prices drive the price of food ever higher, such that you now need a home equity loan to buy a steak at Hannaford or Shaw’s, locally grown, organic foods, once priced out of the reach of some, are becoming increasingly attractive and affordable. Fresh, natural and not transported to Maine from all over the globe, local foods are better tasting, better for you, and better for Mother Earth. Every time I despair of America’s economic collapse and what it may mean for my daughters, I realize that, ultimately, while they may not have more than their parents (the old American Dream paradigm), they may have a simpler and better life (the new American Dream paradigm). And being artists and environmentalists, they already sense this, valuing the local in ways our generation did not. Small local farms, family gardens, locally owned, independent businesses. If the 21st century turns out to look more like the 19th than the 20th, it may well be a good thing. I have seen the future and it resides in the past. Eat well, my friends. Eat local. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/96554
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Chebeague Island Arrests No arrests or summonses were reported from July 25 to Aug. 1.
Cumberland Arrests 7/23 at 10 p.m. Paul Breslin, 59, of Woodside Drive, was arrested by Officer Antonio Ridge on Woodside Drive on charges of disorderly conduct and violation of conditions of release. 7/25 at 6:02 p.m. Samuel Jordan, 29, of Gardiner, was arrested on a warrant by Officer Ryan Martin on Blackstrap Road.
Summonses 7/24 at 3:05 a.m. Carter Cyr, 19, of Tuttle Road, was issued a summons by Officer Antonio Ridge on Tuttle Road on a charge of illegal consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor. 7/27 at 12:47 p.m. Michael Hanson, 25, of Forest Avenue, Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Chris Woodcock on Route 1 on a charge of operating with a suspended registration.
Fire calls 7/22 at 2:50 a.m. Fire alarm sounding on Village Way. 7/22 at 12:31 p.m. Public assist on Tuttle Road. 7/22 at 1:02 p.m. Fire alarm sounding on Turnberry Drive. 7/22 at 5:14 p.m. Station coverage in Gray. 7/23 at 5:35 p.m. Grass fire on Stony Ridge Road. 7/24 at 4:15 a.m. Fire alarm sounding on York Ledge Drive. 7/24 at 10:33 a.m. Structure fire on Pleasant Hill Road in Falmouth. 7/25 at 3:53 p.m. Public assist on Range Road. 7/25 at 9:19 p.m. Unattended burn on Mill Road.
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7/22 at 6:51 p.m. Spencer L. Mackin, 19, of Brookside Drive was issued a summons by Officer Lucas J. Hallett on a charge of operating a vehicle while license is suspended or revoked. 7/22 at 9:38 p.m. Geanna M. Thibault, 40, of Greene, was issued a summons by Officer Lucas J. Hallett on Gray Road on a charge of operating with a suspended license. 7/23 at 4:54 p.m. Eric M. Olson, 28, of Town Landing Road, was issued a summons on Route 1 by Sgt. Kevin J. Conger on a charge of leaving a scene of an accident. 7/24 at 3:40 p.m. Alexandria R. Wilkerson, 19, of Blackstrap Road, was issued a summons by Officer Kerry L. Warner on Route 1 on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
7/22 at 12:23 p.m. Fire alarm on Blueberry Lane. 7/22 at 4:53 p.m. Single engine fire on Route 1. 7/22 at 6:50 p.m. Vehicle accident on Falmouth Spur. 7/23 at 4:54 p.m. Vehicle accident on Route 1. 7/23 at 5:11 p.m. Single engine on Route 1. 7/23 at 5:15 p.m. Gasoline spill on Foreside Road. 7/23 at 5:36 p.m. Mutual aid to Cumberland. 7/24 at 3:28 a.m. Fire alarm on Allen Avenue Extension. 7/24 at 10:23 a.m. Structural fire on Pleasant Hill Road. 7/24 at 9 p.m. Fire alarm on Clearwater Drive. 7/26 at 5:24 p.m. Vehicle accident on Falmouth Spur. 7/27 at 3:01 p.m. Fire alarm on Hat Trick Drive. 7/28 at 12:30 p.m. Vehicle accident on Mountain Road. 7/29 at 7:56 a.m. Fire alarm on Blueberry Lane.
EMS Falmouth emergency medical services responded 22 to calls from July 22-29.
Freeport Arrests 7/26 at 1:35 p.m. Nicholas R. Porter, 20, of Gorham, was arrested by Officer Paul Powers on Iris Lane on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and using counterfeit vehicle inspection sticker. 7/26 at 1:35 p.m. Eric R. Morin, 24, of Windham, was arrested by Officer Paul Powers on Iris Lane on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 7/28 at 12:16 p.m. Sean Chapman, 21, of Biddeford, was arrested by Officer Paul Chenevert on Mallett Drive on charges of forgery and theft by deception. 7/28 at 6:03 p.m. Nathan A. Wiley, 20, of Scarborough, was arrested by Officer Brandon Paxton on Pownal and Durham roads on a charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked. 7/29 at 10:24 p.m. Eric Merrill, 27, of Saco, was arrested by Officer Paul Powers on Main Street on charges of theft and violation of condition of release. 7/29 at 10:24 p.m. Eric Olson, 35, of Saco, was arrested by Officer Paul Powers on Main Street on charges of theft, violating condition of release and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. 7/30 at 2:35 p.m. Corey Paradise, 38, of Saco, was arrested by Officer Brandon Paxton on Route 1 on charges of failure to provide correct name, address and date of birth, operating while license is suspended or revoked, violating condition of release, operating a defective vehicle and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.
Summonses 7/25 at 8 a.m. Brian K. Bineau, 36, of Durham Road, was issued a summons by Officer Thomas Gabbard on Mallett Drive on a charge of operating with license suspended or revoked. 8/1 at 4:54 a.m. Kelsey Jean Pelletier, 20, of New Gloucester, was issued a summons by Officer Matthew Moorhouse on Lower Main Street on charges of possession of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.
Fire calls 7/25 at 6:09 a.m. Vehicle fire on Old Country Road. 7/27 at 3:51 p.m. Medical emergency on Lower Mast Landing Road.
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from previous page 7/28 at 6:07 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 7/28 at 11:31 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 7/28 at 3:14 p.m. Medical emergency on Hallowell Road. 7/29 at 12:24 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 7/29 at 9:01 a.m. Vehicle accident on Route 1. 7/29 at 9:38 a.m. Fire alarm on Route 1. 7/29 at 3:32 p.m. Fire alarm on Main Street. 8/1 at 1:50 p.m. Fire alarm on Mechanic Street. 8/1 at 7:57 p.m. Vehicle accident on I-295 South.
EMS Freeport emergency medical services responded to 16 calls from July 25 to Aug. 1.
North Yarmouth Arrests 7/28 at 6:40 a.m. Matthew Leroy Chipman, 49, of Pownal, was arrested by Lt. Tom Williams on a charge of failure to pay a fine.
7/27 at 11:20 a.m. William T. Reagan, 61, of Freeport, was arrested by Officer Roger Moore at Grist Mill Park on charges of operating after license suspension and violating condition of release. 7/30 at 5:46 a.m. Marcle Lee Parrie, 64, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Charles E. Perkins on Sandpiper Cove Road on a warrant.
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7/25 at 8:41 a.m. Fire alarm on Mill Road. 7/27 at 4:37 p.m. Vehicle accident on Memorial Highway. 7/28 at 5:38 p.m. Medical emergency on North Road. 7/29 at 5:13 p.m. Vehicle fire on Memorial Highway and North Road. 7/30 at 2:48 p.m. Medical emergency on Hallowell Road. 7/30 at 8:23 p.m. Brush, woods fire on Gray Road.
7/28 According to police, a resident of Forest Falls Apartments contacted the police to report they were locked inside their apartment. Police report there was a problem with the doorknob.
EMS North Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to eight calls from July 25-31.
Fire calls 7/25 at 7:58 a.m. Fire alarm on North Road. 7/26 at 5:01 p.m. Gasoline spill on I-295 North. 7/27 at 6:39 p.m. Fire alarm on Forest Falls Drive. 7/29 at 9:46 a.m. Fire alarm on Bayview Street.
EMS Yarmouth emergency medical services responded to 16 calls from July 25-31.
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Grant Tobias gets a fist bump from his teammates during Yarmouth’s run to the 11-12 year-old Little League state title last week in Portland. Yarmouth defeated York (2-1), Old Town (10-0) and York again (6-3, in an eight-inning marathon) to advance to the Eastern regionals in Bristol, Conn. That tournament starts Friday (Yarmouth meets Goffstown, N.H.). If Yarmouth manages to win that tournament, next up would be one of the most storied events in sports, the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Penn.
The 2011 11-12 year-old Little League state champions from the town of Yarmouth: Front row (left to right): Chris Romano, C.J. Crawley, Bobby Murray, Joe Defusco, Chris Amoroso, John Thoma, Jack Synder. Back row: Conor O’Donnell, Caleb Gray, Noah Pellerin, Grant Tobias, Luke Klenda.
A baseball top 10 with a musical twist By Bryan O’Connor I spend a somewhat embarrassing amount of time obsessing about who the best active baseball players are. Statistics can tell us who’s having the best season or who has brought the most value to his teams throughout his career, but the idea of “best right now” is a little more nebulous. Is Jose Reyes better than Hanley Ramirez now, or is he just having a better season? How long does Clayton Kershaw have to be as great as he’s been this year before we consider him among the game’s elite pitchers? This ties in well with another of my obsessions: music. It’s downright impossible to objectively rank the talents and accomplishments of musicians, but as many hours as I’ve spent dreaming up baseball player rankings, I’ve spent much more time ranking my favorite albums, songs, and artists. I’m not sure whether the upcoming exercise is an effort to add objectivity to a debate about great art or an attempt to celebrate the subjectivity of a debate about great athletes, but I couldn’t help but combine these two passions. I made lists of the 10 best active baseball players and 10 of my favorite active bands and matched each player to a band based on some abstract similarity. Depending on your tastes,
this list is either enhanced or marred by subjectivity. You may think Cole Hamels should have made the baseball list or My Morning Jacket should have made the music list, and I’d love to hear your opinions, but at the moment, I’m more concerned with how they match up. If you’re looking for Kanye West or Bon Iver (or Lady Gaga), keep in mind that this is a list of bands, not solo artists. Also, neither list is ranked here; they’re just the ten best in some order. Without further ado:
Albert Pujols = Radiohead For most of a decade, Pujols has been the best player in baseball, winning three MVP awards and probably deserving five or six. He’s aging and we don’t know whether his mediocre 2011 is a sign of his decline or just an anomaly. Radiohead has been the best band in the world for over a decade, releasing possibly the best album in three different years, and records worthy of best album discussion five or six times. We don’t know what to expect of the player or the band going forward, but even if they’re done as elite performers, they’re both firmly established among the best ever at what they do.
Adrian Gonzalez = Arcade Fire Gonzalez has been a great player since 2006 and one of
the best in the world since 2009, but because he played half his games in the vast pastures of Petco Park, only those who were paying attention knew how good he was. Arcade Fire put out perhaps the best album of the decade, “Funeral,” in 2004, but because they come from Canada and Kanye West never produced a single for them, only those who were paying attention knew how good they were. In 2010, Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” won the Album of the Year Grammy and Gonzalez was traded to the friendly confines of Fenway Park. And there were no more secrets.
Troy Tulowitzki = The Decemberists Tulowitzki was a great player in 2007 and 2009, but suffered injuries in 2008 and early 2010 that kept him off the field. He came back last summer and crushed the ball for two months, continuing that hot streak into spring of 2011, only to fall back to earth slightly this summer. When he’s hot, Tulowitzki is the best player in baseball. When he’s hurt, those of us not on Mountain Time tend to forget he exists. Similarly, the Decemberists are capable of making some of the best music there is. “Picaresque” and “The Crane Wife” were stunning displays
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of unabashed pretention. “The Hazards of Love” must have been the result of an ACL tear or a broken wrist, but this year’s “The King is Dead” reestablished the Decemberists as a must-hear band.
Evan Longoria = The Shins Evan Longoria was a hyped uberprospect long before he donned a glove for the Rays. Since he cracked the major league roster, he’s done nothing but deliver, making a strong case as the American League’s best player.
The Shins burst on the scene with a flourish, announcing their place when Garden State‛s Andrew Largeman declared that they’ll “change your life.” They’ve done nothing but deliver since, each of their three studio albums a neopsychedelic triumph.
Robinson Cano = Modest Mouse
Everyone knows Robinson Cano is a great player. He hits for average, hits for power, and has some speed.
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New era for Portland Pirates By Ken Levinsky Area interest in professional ice hockey is at a peak. The Boston Bruins’ Stanley Cup championship run was very closely followed and celebrated. With the uncertainty caused by the current NBA work stoppage, the start of the NHL season will be in the spotlight. Locally, the Portland Pirates have also aroused interest with their new affiliation with the Phoenix Coyotes.
A bit of history The Cumberland County Civic Center opened in 1977 and the Maine Mariners ruled the Civic Center ice, winning Calder Cup championships in their first two seasons. They were affiliated with the Philadelphia Flyers for the first six years and then with the New Jersey Devils. In their first season with the Devils,
1983-84, the Mariners won their third Calder Cup. The Devils moved the team to Utica after four years, but the Boston Bruins filled the void with an AHL expansion team for the 1987-88 season. After the 1991-92 season, the Mariners left Portland to become the Providence Bruins. There was no hockey in Portland during the 1992 -93 season. The Pirates arrived in Portland in time for the 1993-94 season. The transplanted Baltimore Skipjacks were the Washington Capitals’ affiliate and won the Calder Cup in that first season. Two years later, the Pirates made it back to the Calder Cup finals, losing 2-1 in Game 7. It would be another decade before the Pirates would next advance beyond the second round. When the 1998-99 season rolled around, the Capitals shared their affiliation with the Chicago Blackhawks.
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New deal In late June, the Pirates announced an agreement with the Phoenix Coyotes. They have retained Coach Ray Edwards, who has been the team’s skipper for the past two seasons. The parent Coyotes made the NHL playoffs last season, for a total of seven times in their 15 years since relocating from Winnipeg. The American Hockey League will have a new division alignment for the 2011-2012 season. Each of the two 15team conferences will now have three divisions (as in the NHL), instead of two. The division winners will receive the top three seeds in the conference playoffs with the other five slots going to the remaining teams with the most points. The first round will be a best-of-five series, all other rounds will be best-ofseven. Teams will be re-ordered after the first round so that the highest-remaining seed plays the lowest-remaining seed. The Pirates will remain in the Atlantic
Division with Manchester (Los Angeles Kings), Worcester (San Jose Sharks), Providence (Boston) and the new St. John’s Newfoundland team (Vancouver Canucks). The new Pirates project to be a playoff contender. Using last year’s points, with the new conference alignment, the Pirates would finish third in the division and ninth in the conference, just one point out of the postseason. If they maintain their upward trend of the past three seasons, playoff contention is likely. Last year in San Antonio, the Coyotes’ AHL team was seventh in attendance with an average of 6,411 per game, while the Pirates were 18th with an average of 4,655 (San Antonio’s arena has nearly twice the capacity of the Cumberland County Civic Center). Area hockey fans expressed their views on the changes. Some noted that it would be easier to identify with a more proximate NHL team. If, for example, the New York Rangers or Islanders or New Jersey Devils were the affiliate, one could travel there more easily to watch former Pirates play at the top level. Mike Clenott of Portland knows that the community has a good history of welcoming new teams to town. “It won’t be the first time a Pacific Division team has affiliated with the Pirates,” he pointed out. “The Anaheim Ducks were well liked.” Festus Day of Portland feels Pirates hockey is enjoyable no matter what their NHL affiliation. “Unless it’s the (Boston) Bruins, it’s all the same,” Day said. “I go to the games for fun. The change in players isn’t going to impact the entertainment.” Brent Marcott, the Pirates newly appointed Director of Communications said fans will enjoy “a whole new wave of great talent” on the ice. Off the ice, Marcott and his colleagues are looking forward to unveiling new initiatives to enhance the fan experience. It all begins on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., when the Pirates play their home opener.
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Modest Mouse is similarly in the spotRoy Halladay = OutKast light. Several years into their career, their We can’t make a list of great basehits are mainstream radio fodder and ball players without some pitchers, and their deep cuts are indie rock favorites. there’s no arguing that Halladay is the Dustin Pedroia = Belle and best pitcher in the National League, if not all of baseball, right now. Sebastian As hard as it is to compare Halladay’s What you may not know is that in the time both Pedroia and Cano have been pitching numbers to Pujols’s or Longoeveryday players, Pedroia has consis- ria’s hitting numbers, it’s just as hard tently been the better player. Cano may to compare OutKast’s brilliant hip-hop look like an athlete, while Pedroia looks canon to Radiohead’s rock output. Halmore like a shoeshine boy, but Pedroia laday and OutKast are both the best at hits better (.369 career w/OBA vs .357) what they do. While OutKast may techniand fields better (34 career fielding runs cally be broken up, its members continue to put out genre-defining masterpieces, saved vs. negative 40). Another thing you may not know is the same way that Halladay continues that Belle and Sebastian has been around to make National League hitters look since 1996, just as long as Modest as foolish as he made American League Mouse, has put out seven studio albums, hitters look during the Blue Jays portion as has Modest Mouse, and has been of his career. consistently better than Modest Mouse. Felix Hernandez = The National Modest Mouse may sound like rock stars, At 25, Hernandez has already won a while Belle and Sebastian sound more Cy Young Award and established himfit to sing Sesame Street jingles, but the self as one of the game’s most dominant Scots make better music. I can’t point pitchers, his repertoire a stunning combito any stats here, but I challenge you to nation of power and beauty. listen to “If You’re Feeling Sinister” and I’m all out of hip-hop “bands” to comdisagree. pare to pitchers, but The National are five Joey Votto = Vampire Weekend albums into their career and grow stronI have no idea why Joey Votto is like ger with each one. Matt Berninger’s rich Vampire Weekend, but I couldn’t leave baritone combines with the group’s lush either off my list, as Votto is clearly orchestration the way Hernandez’s highone of the ten best players in MLB and 90s heat combines with the movement
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and placement of his cadre of off-speed pitches to baffle hitters.
Tim Lincecum = Of Montreal Both freaks. Both geniuses. And a few more player-band comparisons beyond the top 20:
Derek Jeter = U2 Because they both earned their place among the all-time greats, but are both wildly overrated and obscenely overpaid in their twilight years based on past accomplishments.
Ryan Howard = Dave Matthews Band Because fans tend to obsess so much over a single skill (home runs; blending of unique instruments in rock ballads), that we neglect their significant short-
comings (strikeouts, defense, mostly unlistenable albums since “Under the Table and Dreaming”) and pay way too much to watch them play.
John Lackey = Black Eyed Peas
Because both were once very good, then got very rich, then got very, very bad.
Yuniesky Betancourt = Train
Because both are so awful I don’t know why so many teams/radio stations keep playing them. For a complete rundown of the 20 best baseball players and bands and a few more bonus comparisons, visit http://replacementlevel.wordpress. com/2011/07/27/great-baseball-playersand-great-bands/
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Awards Yarmouth businesses recently gathered to honor area employees for excellence in the workplace at the 11th annual Spirit of Excellence Awards luncheon. The Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes non-managerial employees for their superior service. Each honoree is nominated by a supervisor. Brian Ericson of Yarmouth, clinical lead nurse at the Mercy Hospital Emergency Department, was recognized for his work as a role model, mentor and teacher. Other awardees include Katharine Bachman, Broadreach Public Relations; Laurie Brigham, Yarmouth School Department; Jane Daniels, Casco Bay Home Care; Teresa Eaton, Terri Wright State Farm Insurance; Aimee Gallant-Bruns, Bath Savings Institution; Larry Lachance and Shirley Theriault,
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Members of the Merry Meeting Girl Scout Service Unit received the President’s Award for outstanding volunteer service at the Girl Scouts of Maine annual meeting. Service Unit members pictured here, from left, are Deb Frizzle, Dawn Grimes, Tami Fisher, Cynthia Crawford, Sally Lafond, Gladys Szabo, Heather Cameron, Girl Scouts of Maine membership manager, and Tina Anna. Merry Meeting services the towns of Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell, Cundy’s Harbor, Orr’s Island, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham.
the Maine Forest Service’s Project Canopy Community Forest Award. The family of Stanley T. Bennett II accepted the award on his behalf during an Arbor Day celebration and awards ceremony held by the Maine Forest Service. Bennett was known for his support of the Portland Tree Trust and the Yarmouth Tree Trust. He also established the Oakhurst ReLeaf Fund for the replant-
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Donations, Grants Received Berlin City Auto Group, and its Drive for Education foundation, recently named two Portland schools as recipients in its Drive for Education program. Ocean Avenue Elementary School and Lyseth Elementary School were among 12 New England schools that received a donation of up to $3,500. Berlin City awarded a total of $40,276 to schools in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in honor of National Teacher Day. Pine Tree Legal Assistance was awarded a three-year Fair Housing Initiatives Project grant totaling $975,000 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to continue enforcement of federal and state fair housing laws. The grant will support three staff positions and allow Pine Tree Legal to continue its statewide fair housing project. Broadturn Farm of Scarborough was one of 13 farms in the state to receive a grant from the Maine Department of Agriculture. A total of $518,700 was awarded for agriculture water source development cost share grants for 2011. The grants are designed to help farmers build new water storage units and drill wells. Farmers who received the grants are required to match the investment, which ranged from $5,812 to $80,000 per farm, depending on the size of the project. Girl Scouts of Maine received a $4,000 economic security initiative grant from the Maine Women’s Fund. The grant will help support Girls Scouts of Maine programs that teach financial literacy skills, such as its CentsAbility and the Penny Project, the Dollars and Sense Interest Project Award, and its well-known entrepreneurial business program, the Girl Scout cookie sale activity. Southern Maine Community College recently received a $14,000 gift from The
Grainger Foundation aimed at supporting growth in the school’s trade and technical programs and providing scholarships for students. Since 2009, the Grainger Foundation has donated a total of $32,000 to the SMCC Foundation to support these programs. Dress for Success Southern Maine is launching a training program for job preparation for unemployed women, with funds from a $2 million donation given to Dress for Success Worldwide from the Walmart Foundation. The money allows Dress for Success 60 affiliate locations, including the Dress for Success Southern Maine affiliate in Portland, to expand its Going Places Network programs across the country. The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges received a $25,000 gift from Lafayette Hotels/Holiday Inn By the Bay Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund will support second year students studying lodging and restaurant management and culinary arts at SMCC. The scholarship was established in honor of Gus Tillman, longtime general manager of the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, and Peter Daigle, Chief Operating Officer of Lafayette Hotels. The Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s annual “Grand and Glorious Yard Sale,” raised $59,000 over the three-day sale held at the old Bookland location at Cook’s Corner Mall. Proceeds from the sale will
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Greater Portland Books, Authors Saturday 8/6 Don Carrigan, author of “Togus : A Coon Cat Finds a Home,” 1-4 p.m. reading, signing with author and Togus the Cat, South Portland Public Library, 482 Broadway, South Portland, 767-6770, southportlandlibrary.com.
Monday 8/8 Celine Keating, author of “Layla” 6:30 p.m. reading, Meet the Author series, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport, 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com.
Comedy Wednesday 8/3 “Selene Luna: Special Needs,” An Evening of Stand Up Comedy, 7 p.m., $12 advance/ $15 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, stlawrencearts.org.
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.
Galleries Thursday 8/4
Thursday 8/11 Portland Improvisational Comedy Festival, 8 p.m. Aug. 11-13, $10 advance / $12 door / $25 3-day pass, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland, portlandimprovfestival.com.
Films Tuesday 8/9 “Kings of Pastry” Summer
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“Ralf Feyl: Threshold,” new oil paintings, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 24, Gleason Fine Art, 545 Congress St., Portland, 699-5599. “Water: The Surface & Below,” paintings by Sarah Knock, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693.
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”Exploring Deer Isle,” Photographs by Michael McAllister, 5-8 p.m. opening, Nosh, 551 Congress St., Portland. “Journeys, Traces in Time,” paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, thomasmemoriallibrary.org. KeyBank First Friday Art Walk Event, 5-8 p.m. art exhibit, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances by members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival, free, KeyBank Monument Square branch, Portland, portlandarts.org.
New Work by Terry Hilt, Susan Shatter, Andrea Sulzer, 5-8 p.m. closing reception, exhibit through Aug. 6, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St., Portland, 775-2222. ”Simple. Beauty.” photography by C.C. Church, 5-8 p.m. artist reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Daunis Fine Jewelry, 616 Congress St., Portland, 773.6011.
Victor Romanyshyn, “On Coffee,” with writings by John Wetterau, and Jeanne O’Toole Hayman, “New Work,” 5-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 4508499, addisonwoolley.com.
Saturday 8/6 “Dog Days of Summer,” new work by 30 local artists, 4-7 p.m., opening reception, exhibit through September, Yarmouth Frame Shop and Gallery, 720 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, 846-7777, yarmouthframeshopandgallery.com.
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The Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission presents “Journeys, Traces in Time,” an exhibit of works by Dan Burleigh Phillips, including “After the storm 1979,” pictured here. The exhibit features paintings by Phillips that span 34 summers in Maine. An opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Thomas Memorial Library, where the exhibit will be on view through Aug. 31. Thomas Memorial Library is located at 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth. For more information, thomasmemoriallibrary.org or danburleighphillips.com.
”New Works by Andrew Abbott,” 5-7 p.m. artist reception, free to public, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.
Summer Show: New work by artisans Kimberly Burke, David Twiss, John Orestis, Gergana Rupchina, 6-8 p.m. artist reception, Ember Grove Gallery, 247 Congress St., Portland, 761-0408, embergrove.com.
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”Coastal Collaboration,” new work from Nancy Lawrence and Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m. opening, Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276.
“Journeys, Traces in Time,” paintings by Dan Burleigh Phillips, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Aug. 31, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, thomasmemoriallibrary.org.
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 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.
Click on the Lifestyle tab at theforecaster.net for a full list of Arts & Entertainment Listings, including ongoing museum and gallery exhibits.
Alive at Five Free Concert Series, The Modest Proposal and The Kenya Hall Band, 5-7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, Monument Square, Portland.
Friends of Eastern Promenade Concert Series, 7 p.m., Big Chief, Thursdays through Aug. 18, Bandstand, Fort Allen Park, Portland, canceled if rain, portlandmaine. gov/rec/summer.htm, 756-8275.
Summer Concerts in the Park, Tony Boffa Band, 6:30 p.m., free, all ages, Memorial Park, Sawyer Road, Scarborough, rain location: Scarborough High School, Thursdays through Aug. 4, hosted by Scarborough Community Chamber, scarboroughcommunitychamber.com.
Vonda Shepard, 6:30 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show, $25, The Landing at Pine Point, 353 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 774-4527, thelandingatpinepoint.com.
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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page Friday 8/5 Carrie Elkin, with Anthony da Costa & Jonathan Byrd, 8 p.m., $15, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. The Flipsides, 8 p.m., with Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder St. Portland, 791-BOWL baysidebowl.com. Highland Soles in Concert, 7:30 p.m., $12 adult/ $10 ages 12 and under/ $25 family, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, advance tickets at Bull Moose stores, brownpapertickets.com.
Saturday 8/6 The Blue Lobster Troupe, community chorus, 8 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, 899-3993, LucidStage.com. An Evening with Boreal Tordu and Round Mountain, 8 p.m., $12 advance /$15 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. Guster, with Ra Ra Riot, 7 p.m., $32 advance, $35 door, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000.
gan Summer Concerts, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 30, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, listings, tickets at foko.org.
Thursday 8/11 Portland Chamber Music Festival, 18th Summer Season, Aug. 11–20, $25, Abromson Center, USM Portland, 88 Bedford St., Portland, tickets, 1-800-320-0257, concert schedule at pcmf.org.
Friday 8/12 “2+2=JIVE,” Jazz Concert on Peaks Island, with Kevin Attra & Ronda Dale + Heather Thompson & Sam Saltonstall, 7:30 pm, by donation, Brackett Church, Peaks Island, myspace.com/wheeedoggieband. Mica’sGrooveTrain, 10 p.m.-12 a.m., Port City Blue, 650A Congress St., Portland, micasgroovetrain.com. Trio W.A.G., with Walt Szymanski, Alex Harding, Gary Wittner, presented by Dimensions in Jazz, 8 p.m., $5 students/ $10 advance/ $15 door, Woodfords Club, 189 Woodford St., Portland, advance tickets at Gulf Of Maine Books in Brunswick, Starbird Music, Jet Video in Portland, FMI, 828-1310.
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.
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Sunday 8/7 Shape Note Singing, 1:30-4:30 p.m., participatory sacred harp singing, free/ by donation, The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland, Vicki Adams, 216-3890.
State Ballet and Florestan Recital Project, 7 p.m., Fridays-Saturdays, Aug. 5-6; and Aug. 12-13, $20 adult/ $15 senior or child, Maine State Ballet Theater, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, reservations, mainestateballet.org, 781-3587. “Twelfth Night” presented by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2-Friday, Aug. 12, free to the public, L.L. Bean Discovery Park, Freeport.
Friday 8/5 Portland Playback Theater, Theme: “Dating stories from heaven and hell,” 7:30-9 p.m., $5 at the door, CTN5 studio, next to MECA, 516 Congress St., Portland, portlandplayback.com.
Saturday 8/6 Greater Portland Community Contradance, 7:15 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. main dance, $9 adult, $5 child, Falmouth Congregational Church Hall, 267 Falmouth Road, new dancers welcome, no partner needed, 756-2201. John McDonald, Maine humorist, presented by Freeport Shakespeare Festival, 1 p.m., L.L. Bean, Main Street, Freeport, freeportshakespearefestival.org.
Mid Coast Auditions, Calls for Art The Oratorio Chorale Auditions, Mid-Coast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, openings in all voice parts, not required to prepare music for audition, Aug. 18, for appointment, contact Rachael Bairstow 329-5708, or rlbairstow@ live.com; oratoriochorale.org.
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Books, Authors Wednesday 8/10 Book discussion: Suze Orman’s “Women and Money,” 5:30 p.m., free, open to public, Money Works for Women program, followed by Investment Education Club meeting, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 725-5242 ext. 216 or 217. Book Talk: Greg Zielinski, author of “Conditions May Vary: A Guide to Maine’s Weather,” noon, free, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, 443-1316, mainemaritimemuseum.org.
Friday 8/12 Angus King, author of “Governor’s Travels - How I left politics, learned to back up a bus, and Found America,” 5:30-7 p.m. book signing, Gulf of Maine Books, 134 Maine St., Brunswick.
Films Tuesday 8/9 ”If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle,” Summer Film Festival, through Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, 8-week series, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141.
Galleries Friday 8/5 Merry-meeting Art Association Exhibit and Sale, at Cundy’s Harbor Days, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Cundy’s Harbor Parsonage, Debby Stubbs, 725-8855.
Friday 8/12 2nd Friday ArtWalk, 30+ participating galleries, 5-8 p.m.
self-guided art tour, downtown Brunswick and Topsham, listings, map at Five Rivers Arts Alliance, 108 Maine St., Brunswick, 7986964, fiveriversartsalliance. ”Drawing for Hunger,” benefit show and sale by Points of View Artists, portion of sales to benefit the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit Aug. 1-28, Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 373-9300. “East Meets West” by Kathy Goddu, Japanese Shibori textile art, 5-8 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 27, Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-9108. ”Her Mark: 2011” 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, Bayview Gallery, 58 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-5500, bayveiwgallery.com. Mansion of Dreams: Work by Wendy Jordan, 5-6 p.m. reception, exhibit through Aug. 30, Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St., Brunswick, Liz McGhee, 725-8820. ”Taking Shape” 5-8 p.m. artists reception, exhibit Aug. 1-31, Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln St., Brunswick, 725-8820.
Music Bowdoin International Music Festival, 47th annual, through Aug. 5; Studzinski Recital Hall bowdoinfestival.org/concerts. htm, 725-3895.
Tuesday 8/9 Summer Organ Concert Series, Harold Stover; 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.
Arborea, with Plains, 7 p.m., $6 advance/ $8 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.
Apres Artwalk: Christian Cuff and Billy Libby, 7 p.m., $5 advance/ $8 door, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross Mill 3, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-8820.
”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; Bowdoinham Town Hall, 13 School St., Bowdoinham, 3197289, 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.
”Murder at the Banquet” and ”Not My Cup of Tea” two one-act comedies presented by Harpswell Community Theater, Aug. 5-7; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, $5 per person, Centennial Hall, U.S. Route 123, Harpswell Center, tickets, 7252438, 833-2364, 833-6260.
”Twelfth Night,” A Shakespeare Project production, Aug. 5-7, Aug. 12-14; 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, $12 suggested, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theaterproject.com.
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Festival turns 18 By Scott Andrews During the summer months, the center of gravity of Maine’s music and theater moves out of Portland and disperses along the seacoast and far into the interior. One especially notable exception to that seasonal exodus is the Portland Chamber Music Festival, which starts its four-concert main series on Thursday, Aug. 11. There have been some big changes in PCMF management, but Artistic Director Jenny Elowitch remains committed to top-notch performances by world-class musicians, and she continues her festival’s longstanding connections to contemporary classical music. Deertrees Theatre Festival has undergone big changes too, but its basic format remains constant: four shows over four weekends. Deertrees Theatre Festival starts this weekend and runs through the end of the month. One Longfellow Square has a pair of programs of special interest to followers of southern Maine’s vibrant songwriting community on Aug. 5 and 10.
Portland Chamber Music Festival Seventeen seasons of the Portland Chamber Music Festival have flowed under the metaphorical bridge, but “energy” and “vitality” are still the catchwords that violinist Elowitch uses – and effuses – when talking about her event. There have been big changes in the festival’s management and direction, but Elowitch’s commitment to interesting, audience-pleasing programming remains constant. So does PCMF’s commitment to engaging new music; this year’s 21stcentury offerings include a jazz-inspired work by one of America’s top composers plus a light-hearted piece inspired by a cat. I’ve been covering PCMF since 1994 – months before its public inaugural – and have been an avid attendee since the first concert. This week, I’ll review the big picture plus some details of the Aug. 11 concert. Then next week I’ll focus on the remaining three programs.
Bedford St. Visit www.pcmf.org for details. There is also a free “family” concert at 11 a.m. on Aug. 14, a collaboration between PCMF, Peekaboo Children’s Center, The Telling Room and the Southern Maine Writing Project.
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The Portland Chamber Music Festival returns to the Abromson Community Education Center on the University of Southern Maine Portland campus for its 18th season on Aug. 11.
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For 2011, the festival’s 18th season, Elowitch will totally assume the role of artistic director. She founded the festival with her longtime friend, New York pianist Dena Levine, and the two co-helmed it through 2010. Levine decided to withdraw as co-director last fall, but the parting was amicable and she’ll remain one of PCMF’s featured artists, playing in two concerts this summer. Don’t expect too many changes. PCMF was a winner from the start and Elowitch won’t mess with success. “Fundamentally, Dena and I had a very similar worldview of music,” Elowitch said. “I might have a little more of a bent toward contemporary music than she does, but there’s no way that I’m going to abandon the traditional repertoire that our audiences have come to expect and turn this into a contemporary music festival.” The overall format won’t change either. There are four main evening concerts: Aug. 11, 13, 18 and 20. The roster of performers typically numbers about 20. Most of these
are globetrotting American musicians who have known Elowitch and Levine since their conservatory days; several have firstchair positions in major U.S. orchestras. The Aug. 11 concert exemplifies PCMF’s tried-and-true formula, with selections spanning the 18th through 20th centuries. It opens with Jean-Marie Leclair’s Baroque duo for two violins, then segues into Ralph Vaughn William’s moving, but seldom-performed “On Wenlock Edge,” a major 20th-century vocal masterpiece. The featured singer will be John McVeigh, an internationally renowned opera tenor who lives in Portland, but seldom performs in Maine. The concert concludes with Felix Mendelssohn’s celebrated String Octet. Musicologists have long noted the composer’s exceptional ability to give all eight instrumentalists a distinct voice in the overall piece, thus retaining its intended character as chamber music and not sounding like an undersized orchestra. PCMF mainstage evening concerts are scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Abromson Community Education Center on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland campus at 88
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Deertrees Theatre, the wonderfully rustic arts center in the Lake Region, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer. Built by a New York opera activist in 1936, the rose hemlock building has undergone many changes over the decades, including a sad period of abandonment and a mid-1980s rescue and rehabilitation into today’s vibrant magnet for the performing arts. The annual Deertrees Theatre Festival, which has run for more than a decade, will be substantially changed for 2011, emphasizing lighthearted musical entertainment versus the heavier dramatic and literary fare featured in prior years. A pair of jukebox musicals dominate the first two weekends, while the final two weekends will feature works written and produced by Boston actress-director-playwright-educator Gail Phaneuf. Halfway through the festival, Deertrees will hold a 75th birthday party on Aug. 15. Let’s take a quick look at this weekend’s show. “The Bikinis,” described as a musical beach party, plays Aug. 4-7. It’s a jukebox show that revolves around the reunion of a 1960s-era girl group played by four topnotch professional actresses. Featured songs include “Under the Boardwalk,” “It’s Raining Men,” “When Will I Be Loved” and “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini.” Deertrees is on Deertrees Road, a mile out of Harrison Village. Call 583-6747 or visit www.deetreestheater.org.
Songwriters at One Longfellow Square Southern Maine boasts a legion of singersongwriters, and two of the pillars of that vibrant community will be featured in a pair of programs at One Longfellow Square on Aug. 5 and 10. On the first date, Delilah Poupore and Friends will be giving a free concert at 6 p.m. as part of the First Friday Art Walks. After relocating from California four years ago, Poupore has made an impact both as a singer-songwriter herself, plus she’s broadened her reach by teaching songwriting classes for several adult education programs and organizing showcases for her students. I’ve heard Poupore and her circle of songwriting friends several times and find them always interesting. On Aug. 10, the Maine Songwriters Association launches its Second Wednesday showcase at 7 p.m. With more than a thousand members statewide, MSA has been on the scene for more than a decade supporting Maine’s unique songwriting community and promoting the art of song craft. This monthly showcase will provide some of Maine’s best songwriters an ideal venue for sharing their talent with their fans. The showcase consists of eight individual performances of just 20 minutes each, providing the audience with a tasty sampling of each musician’s best material. One Longfellow Square, the western anchor of Portland’s downtown arts district, is located at the corner of Congress and State steets. Call 761-1757 or visit www. onelongfellowsquare.com.
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Community Calendar All ongoing calendar listings can now be found online at theforecaster.net. Send your calendar listing by e-mail to email@example.com, by fax to 781-2060 or by mail to 5 Fundy Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.
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Thursday 8/4 Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament, fundraiser for Maine’s Community Colleges, Aug. 3–6; 12 a.m. Thursday-4 p.m. Saturday, fishing tournament; 6 p.m. Saturday awards dinner; Spring Point Marina, South Portland, Chuck Gregory, 229-5157, cgregory@ smccme.edu, mainetuna.org. ”The Poet’s Love,” benefit ballet performance, reception, artists’ conversation to support Maine State Ballet programming, 7 p.m., $75-$50, Maine State Ballet Theater, U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, reservations at mainestateballet. org or 781-3587.
Saturday 8/6 Love for Laura Cancer Benefit, por tion of proceeds support Scarborough woman’s cancer treatment expenses, 6 p.m. Chicago Dogs, U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, Kimberly Hoops, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WMPG Dance Cruise, electronica dance party to benefit WMPG’s Power Up! campaign, noon, 6 Custom House Wharf, with appetizers, cash bar, $20, advance tickets at Bullmoose Music stores, wmpg. org, or day of at Harbour’s Edge.
”Steamy Nights:” A Sultry Evening Burlesque & Dance to Benefit St. Lawrence Arts, 7:30 p.m., $10 advance/ $12 door, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, 347-3075, stlawrencearts.org.
Bayside Bowl Nonprofit Night, to benefit True North, 4-11 p.m., 58 Alder St., Portland, 791-BOWL, baysidebowl.com.
Yard Sale/Bottle Drive Fundraiser, to benefit the Success School of Hopewell, Jamaica, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kaplan University, 265 Western Ave., South Portland, Mimi Gough, 221-8728.
“March Back to School In Style:” Mall Walk and Fashion Show to benefit the March of Dimes, 9 a.m., Maine Mall, Maine Mall Road, South Portland, register to participate at marchforbabies.org.
Benefit Organ Concert with Mark Rossnagel, fundraiser for church organ, 7 p.m., by donation, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.
Friday 8/5 Maine Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 5-7, craft demonstrations, workshops, farm tours,
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Cumberland Arts & Crafts Show, 42nd annual, Aug. 11-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $4 adult admission/ ages under 12 free, Cumberland Fairgrounds, 197 Blanchard Road, Cumberland, bring non-perishable food item to benefit Good Shephard Food Bank for free admission on Sunday, FMI, 621-2818 unitedmainecraftsmen.com.
Blood Drive, North Yarmouth/ Cumberland Community, 1-6 p.m., Latter Day Saints Church, North Yarmouth, appointments, American Red Cross, 1-800 RED CROSS, redcrossblood.org.
Summer Sunday Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, through summer, Cafe Cambridge, 740 Broadway, South Portland, 8991884, cambridgecoffeebar.com.
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Community Calendar from previous page 10am - 12:15 p.m. Cricket Hunt School, U.S. Route 1, Freeport, and 2-5:30 p.m., L.L.Bean Campus, Coyote Parking Lot, Freeport; Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon, Cumberland Town Hall, Tuttle Road, Cumberland, all markets rain or shine, FMI, cumberlandfarmersmarket.org. Fresh Start Farms Farmers 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, daily 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.
Dock’s Seafood Restaurant, Broadway and Evans St., South Portland, email@example.com.
Explore the Eastern Cemetery, 5:30-6:30 p.m., led by Spirits Alive, free for Portland Trails members/ $5 nonmembers, meet at cemetery entrance on Congress St., Munjoy Hill, Portland, 775-2411, trails.org.
Saturday 8/6 Nature Hike, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., $5 adults; $2 children, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, reservations suggested, 926-4597.
Saturday 8/13 Barberry Woods Tour, led by SPLT Vice President, Steve Jocher, 9 a.m., meet at the parking area behind
Saturday 8/6 “Seaside House Through the Generations,” presented by Trish Mason, 1 p.m., The Greater Portland Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society Meeting, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, rootsweb.ancestry. com/~megpcmgs/, Deb, 209-3296438.
Tuesday 8/9 “Starting Your Own Business:” Everything you need to know, 6-9 p.m., $35, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East
Tower, Portland, scoremaine.co, 772-1147.
Wednesday 8/10 “Did Lincoln Really...?” illustrated program by Lincoln Scholar Gerald Prokopowicz, 7:30 p.m., $5, Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, 45 Seashore Ave., Peaks Island, 766-3330.
Health & Support Friday 8/12 “Understanding Dementia,” 12:15-2:15 p.m. class, free, open to public, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, must preregister, call the Alzheimer’s Association, 772-0115. The Kids First Program for Stepparents, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $60 person / $100 couple, Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709.
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RSVP of Southern Maine is looking for volunteers ages 55 and older for community work, sponsored by Southern Maine Agency on Aging, variety of positions, including gardening, office work, crafts and more, call Priscilla Greene, 396-6521, pgreene@ smaaa.org.
Kids and Family Stuff Crusher’s Kids Concerts in the Park, Sammie Haynes, 2:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 4, Bandstand in Deering Oaks Park, Portland, rain location: Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett
Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12, $20 adults/ $17 ages 2-13 and seniors, free for ages under 2, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, tickets at smirkus.org, 1-877-SMIRKUS, or Royal River Natural Foods in Freeport, 865-0045.
Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 12, $20 adults/ $17 ages 2-13 and seniors, free for ages under 2, Merriconeag Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, tickets at smirkus.org, 1-877-SMIRKUS, or Royal River Natural Foods in Freeport, 865-0045.
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Auction and Yard Sale, Orr’s & Bailey Islands Fire Dept., yard sale 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat./Sun, auction 10 a.m. Sunday, preview/registration 9 a.m., fire station, 1600 Harpswell Islands Road, Route 24, Orr’s Island, FMI or to donate, 833-5405, proceeds help fund the nonprofit fire dept.
Auction and Yard Sale, Orr’s & Bailey Islands Fire Dept., yard sale 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat./Sun, auction 10 a.m. Sunday, preview/registration 9 a.m., fire station, 1600 Harpswell Islands Road, Route 24, Orr’s Island, FMI or to donate, 833-5405, proceeds help fund the nonprofit fire dept.
Free Cat Adoption Event: The Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick is waiving the adoption fee of all cats, July 23 - August 15, 12-6 p.m. daily, closed Wednesdays, coastalhumanesociety.org/adopt/ cats, FMI, 725-5051 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 30 Range
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Friday 8/5 Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, Aug. 5-7, open studios and farms, demonstrations, workshops, tours, crafts for children, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., for schedule of activities visit mainefiberarts.org, free maps and brochures at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, 721-0678, email@example.com.
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.
Money Management Program, help low-income seniors with routine financial matters, Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.
Greater Brunswick Peace Fair, local artists, poets, musicians, exhibitors, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the Brunswick Mall, sponsored by Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks, peaceworksbrunswickme.org, FMI, firstname.lastname@example.org, 725-7675.
Saturday 8/13 The Maine Gamer, Northern NE Board Game Geek Meet-up, morning and afternoon sessions and board game swap meet, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., free, children under 13 must be accompanied by parent, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, FMI, http://mainegamer.tumblr.com/ bgg-meetup.
Health & Support Respite Dementia Panel, monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 1 p.m.; 4th Wednesday, 7 p.m., free, Spectrum
Living Well for Better Health, ”Ounce of Prevention” program series presentation, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., open to the public, Community Room, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, 800-639-1553, spectrumgenerations.org.
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 Generations, Topsham, FMI and to preregister, 729-0475.
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
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Back to School Family Fun Day, food, games, fun house, backpack give-aways, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Life Source Ministries, 13 Gurnet Road, Brunswick, FMI, email@example.com.
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The graduation ceremony was a chance for the 12 students from around the U.S. and one Canadian province to share with their friends and families photos of their travels, stories of their experiences and what they learned about themselves and others. Over five weeks they worked on a farm in Vermont, hiked the Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, visited a Penobscot Indian Reservation in Maine, gave a presentation at Tufts University in Boston, spent a day on a lobster boat and on an island community in Casco Bay. Amalia Leamon of Williamstown, Mass., one of three triplets to participate in the Away but Home program, said she was very nervous in the beginning, but the experience opened her eyes to herself and her community. “I learned about my strengths and learned how to strengthen myself within my community,” she said. Her sister Sophie, said she discovered she could challenge herself, set goals for herself, meet those expectations and thrive. She said she learned that she craves adventure and wants to jump into life “feet first.” “I see communities in different ways now,” she said. “I want to spread the value of the self and communities and make the world better.” The Field Academy co-founders said they are more than pleased with the outcome of the pilot program. “To me, the most powerful part is that the nebulous idea we envisioned – in all its pieces, connections and inspiration – is a reality,” Hirschmann said. “The school is a balance of between community and individual growth.” Lazar said the students learned so much by living with other teens from different parts of North America, each with their own perspective and different backgrounds. “This experience impacted the students and those they came in contact with,” she said. “We created something that extended beyond us and our group.” Between now and the fall of 2012 the three co-founders, teachers and supporters will work on capacity building, fundraising, program development and outreach, Lazar said. To download an application and for more information about the school, visit www. fieldacademy.org.
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Boarding with Love, Care & More! New Owner Chris Abbe ME Boarding Lic #1212
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Cumberland North Yarmouth Cell 400-6465 20 plus years experience
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VENTURE SEA KAYAK - 15’, orange polyethylene, full deck lines and two bungee nets, two watertight hatches, skeg, rudder compatible, adjustable footrests, weighs 50 lbs. Exceptional stability and maneuverability. Great for the experienced paddler as well as entry level. Four years old, like new and always stored inside. Asking $600. Call 831-4135.
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LOOKING FOR A GREAT CLEANER? To make your home shine? Look no further! I offer pro cleaning services done your way. Great references. Call Rhea: 939-4278.
ANTIQUES ABSOLUTE BEST PRICES PAID FOR OLD THINGS Glass-China-Jewelry-Silverware-Old Books-PostcardsButtons-Linens-Quilts-TrunksTools-Toys-Dolls-Fountain Pens-Military-Games-PuzzlesFurniture-Bottles etc. Cumberland Antiques Celebrating 28 years of trusted customer service. Call 838-0790. ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 40 years experience buying ANTIQUE jewelry (rings, watches, cuff links, pins, bangles, necklaces and old costume jewelry),coins, sterling silver, pottery, paintings, prints, paper items,rugs, etc. Call Schoolhouse Antiques. 7808283.
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GOODOG PET CARE will do pet sitting at your home-dogs, cats, horses, more; puppy socializing- pet taxi. Bonded/ Insured. goodogpetcare.com 865-6558. PURRRS PETSITTING for cats and dogs in Freeport & Yarmouth area. Experienced, refs available. 838-9317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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1988- 23 ft. CHAPARRAL CABIN CRUISER & Load Rite Trailer. $6999 OBO. 207-3532896.
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BOATS CANOE: 17ft. OLD TOWN square stern with 4 HP Nissan four stroke. Trailer included. Very good condition. $1250. Call 688-2294.
WANDA’S RESIDENTIAL CLEANING Insured • Honest & Reliable Reasonable Rates Homes, Cabins, Real Estate
Move in or Move out Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly or 1 time cleaning Serving Portland & Surrounding Areas
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY PREPAID LEGAL Services. Immediate Income. 837-7603
BUSINESS RENTALS SPACE FOR RENT Flexible sizes from 3,400 up to 17,000 Sq Ft. Video Surveillance, Internet Access. Short distance to Gray & Auburn turnpike exits. Location 249 Sabbathday Rd. Lease rates 2.00 to 3.50/SqFt/NET. Call 2330506.
I BUY ANYTHING OLD! Call John 450-2339
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EGLU Chicken House: Suitable for up to 10 chickens. Made in England Predator proof, with wheels, food and water trays, and dropping slide outs. Like new, paid $1100, sell for $450. 207329-7126.
“Shared office suite, Free Street, Portland, for sublet to Estate Planning Attorney or Accountant. Tastefully decorated, water views, easy client access. 1-2 offices available: $700-$1,000. Referral potential from established Financial Planner. 207-899-0531 (Ruth or Diane) or email@example.com.”
PORTLAND - Sweet ofﬁce space for rent, in-town, spacious, $500/month. Be part of a welcoming community of counselors and therapists. Call Stephen at 773-9724, #3 ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH. Great space for Office or Retail use. Easy access, lots of parking, great visibility.1000 to 3000 SF. Join other happy tenants. 8466380. LOVELY OFFICE SPACE in Yarmouth professional building available Aug 1st. Includes kitchen, group room, waiting room, ample parking, other amenities. Call Jeanie Barnard at 846-7755.
CEMENT FINISHER NEEDED Includes light foundation work. Valid driver’s license and phone a must. Experienced only call. John 207-345-9143
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SOUTHERN MAINE TILE & GROUT CLEANING
WE CLEAN AND SEAL: Showers • Countertops • Ceramic Floors Natural stone ﬂoors • Cement • Pool decks Locally owned and operated
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25 Years Experience Disaster Recovery Spyware - Virus Wireless Networks Training Seniors Welcome
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Serving 25 years
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E&J Cleaning Service Residential and Commercial
Cell: 615-5170 or: 615-1034
C&M-PROFESSIONAL CLEANING has openings for small offices, on weekends only. References provided. Contact Carolyn at 207-7124261.
Katherine Clark, former owner of Nasty Neat Compulsive Cleaning
“And I Mean CLEAN! ” Have you ever cleaned up for the Cleaning
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WILSHORE FARMS COMPOST & HAY
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Cut/Split/Delivered Quality Hardwood State Certiﬁed Trucks for Guaranteed Measure A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau
$220 Green $275 Seasoned $330 Kiln Dried
Additional fees may apply Visa/MC accepted • Wood stacking available
LEE’S FIREWOOD Quality Hardwood Green $200 Cut- Split- Delivered
State Certiﬁed truck for guaranteed measure Quick Delivery
Call 831-1440 in Windham
2 Northern 30
$220 Green Firewood $210
Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.
PCA/CNA NEEDED for Brunswick woman in wheelchair. Personal care and ADL’s. Up to 20 flexible hours/week. Clean,background/license required. Call 590-2208
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theforecaster.net ONE OFTHE FASTEST GROWING WEBSITES IN MAINE www.mainecontractordirectory.com I am looking for new sales people for Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, Cumberland and York counties.
Green Firewood $220 Seasoned Firewood $275 (100% oak) Kiln-dried Firewood please call for prices.
August 4, 2011
Professional sales people needed! Perfect job for someone who can make their own hours, self motivated and has great social skills. Please email Amanda@mainecontractordirectory.com
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FOR SALE EGLU Chicken House: Suitable for up to 10 chickens. Made in England Predator proof, with wheels, food and water trays, and dropping slide outs. Like new, paid $1100, sell for $450. 207329-7126.
Independence Association, a non-proﬁt organization that assists adults and children with disabilities throughout Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc, and Lincoln Counties is seeking people who share our vision. We are currently taking applications for full and part time Direct Support Professionals, In Home Support Professionals, and Independent Living Coaches. If you are over 18, have a HS Diploma/GED, and can pass a background check, we will train you!
Independence Association Offers
• • • • •
Competitive Pay Generous Beneﬁts Package A wonderful working environment Paid Training and Mileage Reimbursement Full, Part Time, and Relief Positions Across all Shifts
How to Apply: We have walk-in interviews every Tuesday from 9:00-3:00 in our ofﬁce at 87 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME. Or call 725.4371, or email us at email@example.com .
Kind Hearted If this describes you and you have a desire to improve the lives of area seniors, please give us a call. We’re looking for special people to join us in providing excellent non-medical, in-home care to the elderly. Experience is preferred, but all who have a desire to be engaged in meaningful work are encouraged to apply. Comfort Keepers offers professional growth and personal satisfaction. We are especially interested in weekend and overnight staff. 152 US Route 1, Scarborough • www.comfortkeepers.com
885 - 9600
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STRIPPING & REFINISHING by hand Former high school shop teacher • Pick up & delivery available • 30 years experience • References
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FURNITURE 8 EUROPEAN (France/Belgium) Antique Dining Room Oak chairs. Caned seats done past 6 months. $550. for set of 8 chairs. 829-4114.
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The Sun Media Group (Sun Journal) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Web Sales Professional to create and implement innovative strategies for new and existing revenue channels.
Web Sales and Development Lewiston, Maine
The ideal candidate will possess: • Internet sales experience • Bachelor’s degree • Demonstrated attention to detail, excellent communications skills and the ability to adapt to multiple and changing priorities • Skills in Internet usage and researching • Ability to work with new/multiple software systems • Ability to work cross functionally and within a team environment Highlighted responsibilities include: • Support existing brand strategies and develop additional promotional programs with key online retailers • Train print sales team members on internet revenue channels • Assist with preparation and presentations for key clients • Manage third-party vendor contracts • Manage pricing and product data reporting for internal and external clients We offer: • Competitive beneﬁts and compensation package • On-site ﬁtness facility • 401(k) • EAP/Vacation/Sick/Holiday • Over 100 years of being a Maine family owned and operated business
ASK ME ABOUT: AETNA MEDICARE Cindy Cogswell Sales Consultant (207)650-6695
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for companies recruiting, and weʼre looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as a Sales Ad Consultant to work with a large client base on their Recruitment Marketing throughout major Maine & New Hampshire market areas.
Sales Ad Consultant Full-Time • Lewiston, ME
We offer a unique opportunity to sell traditional online job board subscriptions, a trend-setting online pay-for-performance product (Job Share Network), & online banner advertisements, as well as print recruitment ads through the strength & stability of the Employment Times brand, to ME & NH organizations. The successful candidate: • Is not afraid to make phone calls, communicating clearly and concisely • Enjoys problem solving and has a creative, marketing mind • Is highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented • Functions well within a team, yet excels autonomously Requirements: • Strong outbound phone sales skills • Internet advertising sales • B2B sales; HR-sales experience preferred • Computer savvy (Mac preferred) • Valid driverʼs license
We offer: • A Maine family owned & operated organization for over 100 years • Monday–Friday work schedule • Health, Dental, Life, & STD insurances • Employee Assistance Program • On-site fitness room • Earned time off
Provisional job offer subject to pre-placement medical screening and background check.
Send resume and cover letter to Employment Times, Attn: Tim Sardano, P.O. Box 1178, Lewiston, ME 04243 or APPLY ONLINE at WWW.MYJOBWAVE.COM, keyword search “AD CONSULTANT”.
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RNs and CRMAs Genesis HealthCare is seeking
RNs and CRMAs on various shifts at our Pine Point Center in Scarborough, ME. Must be currently registered in the state of Maine. CRMA must also be a PSS. We offer medical, dental, vision beneﬁts, 401(k) and tuition assistance. Apply now at www.genesiscareers.jobs or e-mail John Brinzow at
Classifieds HELP WANTED The Most Rewarding Work in Greater Portland
Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need? Advantage Home Care is seeking kind and dependable caregivers to care for seniors in their homes in the greater Portland area. We offer ﬂexible hours, and full and part time shifts for days, nights and weekends. We provide training. Reliable transportation required. Call 699-2570 for more information and an application.
Everyone Needs Someone We need your help to make a difference in the lives of older adults in Cumberland County. We are looking for proactive, ﬂexible people, who are looking for a challenging and satisfying part-time job. If you love the idea of being a “difference maker” call today to inquire about joining our team of non-medical in home CAREGivers. Part-time day, evening, overnight and weekend hours. Currently we have a high need for awake overnights and weekends.
Home Instead Senior Care www.homeinstead.com/321 Call Today: 839-0441
A division of VNA Home Health & Hospice
IS GROWING QUICKLY!
We are seeking Caregivers with personal care skills for all shifts. Experience counts and certifications PSS, PCA, CNA and others are welcome. Must be professional and compassionate. If you would like to become part of an award winning team. Contact 780-8624
Home repairs • Painting Plaster & Sheet Rock Repairs Small Carpentry Jobs • Staging Organizing Services No Job Too Small Reasonable Rates/Prompt Service
TOM FLANAGAN Yarmouth
Brian L. Pratt Carpentry Exterior Designed toInterior enhance&your home & lifestyle Restoration & Remodeling Custom Stairwork & Alterations Fireplace Mantles & Bookcase Cabinetry Kitchens & Bathrooms
All manner of exterior repairs & alterations
Spare School Bus Drivers and Sports & Field Trip Bus Drivers Interested candidates need to submit one complete packet of information, which includes the following: completed application and letter of interest. Candidates can check our website for the following: A. Application to be downloaded B. Additional Information about our schools Candidates may also telephone Tia Howe at 846-5586 for an application. Please send one complete packet of materials to: Judith J. Paolucci, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools Yarmouth School Department 101 McCartney Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096 (207) 846-5586 EOE “Empowering All Students to Create Fulﬁlling Lives in a Changing World”
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We are professional in general Roofing, Siding, Painting, Carpentry, Cleaning, Gutters, Chimney Repair
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Chimney lining & Masonry Building – Repointing – Repairs Asphalt & Metal Roofing Foundation Repair & Waterprooﬁng Painting & Gutters
•Transplanting and planting.
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Residential & Commercial PROPERTY MANAGEMENT • Mowing • Walkways & Patios • Retaining Walls • Shrub Planting & Pruning • Maintenance Contracts • Loam/Mulch Deliveries Stephen Goodwin, Owner
Call Gary 754-9017
is actively seeking people who enjoy making homes sparkle! We’re looking for people who have an eye for detail and take pride in their work. You must also be dependable and enthusiastic,and be responsive to customers. We currently need homekeepers for Portland, Falmouth,Yarmouth and Cumberland. We offer full-time hours,and excellent compensation and working conditions. Plus ,we work for the nicest people in Maine!
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JACK ALLTRADE FREE ADVICE for Repairs. Remodeling, Painting, Carpentry, even some Plumbing & Electrical & much more Home Improvement. www.jackalltrade.com
LANDSCAPING CONTRACTORS D.P. Gagnon Lawn Care & Landscaping We specialize in residential and commercial property maintenance and pride ourselves on our customer service and 1 on 1 interaction.
• Leaf and Brush Removal • Bed Edging and Weeding • Tree Pruning/Hedge Clipping • Mulching • Lawn Mowing • Powersweeping • SNOWPLOWING
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GAGNON CHIMNEY & Masonry Services. Residential M a s o n r y, C h i m n e y s , Stonewalls, Patioâ€™s, Walkways, Repointing Chimneys & Steps. Blue Stone Caps, Stainless Steel Caps. Reflashing, Chimney Cleaning. Expert, Professional Services. Insured, References available. Free estimates. Call weekdays after 4. Scott 749-8202. Place your ad for your services here to be seen in over 68,500 papers per week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.
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MOVING MAKE THE SMART CHOICEGoogle DOT 960982 and/or MC 457078 for our company snapshot from the federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This website will show whether or not the company you choose has the required insurance on file. Also check with the BBB. We have links to all these websites at Wilsonmovingcompany.com To schedule your next move, call 775-2581. SC MOVING SERVICES - your best choices for local moves. Offering competitive pricing with great value for your Residential and Commercial Moves! For more information call us at 207-749MOVE(6683) or visit : www.scmoving.com VISA/MasterCard excepted!
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Violette Interiors: Painting, tiling, wallpaper removal, wall repairs, murals and small exterior jobs. Highest quality at affordable rates. 25 years experience. Free estimates. Call Deni Violette at 831-4135. www.denivioletteinteriors.com
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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
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NEW LISTING: 22 River Woods Dr, Scarborough. Custom built 2002. Bright. Great neighborhood. Landscaped. Much more. Save via FSBO $325,000. Owners.com APW0517. Annie 352) 409-7095. PORTLAND $109,000 Furnished one bedroom condo. Walk downtown or to the Old Port! Why rent when you can own? 781-4842 INSTANT EQUITY! Gorgeous post and beam home in Greenwood with 20 acres. Motivated sellers! $174,000, call 207418-8230 (brokers protected)
REAL ESTATE WANTED PRIVATE BUILDER. Developer, seeking, house, house lot, cottage, repairable, or dividable. Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth or Portland area. Referrals compensated. Prompt closing. 207-749-1718. PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL seeking a camp, cottage or seasonal home, on a lake, needing repair, within an hour of Portland. Paying cash, no brokers. 772-7500. Portland. SEEKING MULTIPLE HOMES or Camps on the same lot within an hour of Portland. Paying cash, Referrals compensated. Brokers protected. 772-7500.
A FUN, LOVING AND ENERGETIC GRANDMOTHER OF four Yarmouth girls and nurturing Nanny for the past 5 years to a loving family in Yarmouth, will be available for after school child care this Fall. A safe 4 wheel drive car available for all driving needs. Excellent references. 847-3370.
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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 email@example.com ________________________ ____________________
NEAR APPLE VALLEY Golf Course-, contemporary executive home, fully furnished on 2.2 acres. Large 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, fireplace, formal living room and dining rooms, much more!. Available 9-1-11 to 6-15-12. $1550/mo. 577-2144
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE SERVICES Looking To Serve More Customers This Season. Free Estimates â€˘ Lower Rates Serving Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland, Westbrook, Scarborough, Falmouth, Cumberland & Yarmouth.
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A&A MOVING SERVICES. Residential & Commercial. 25 years experience. 7 days a week. FULL SERVICE. PIANO MOVING. Packing. We also buy used Furniture and Antiques. SENIOR DISCOUNTS. Free estimates. 828-8699.
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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 Westbrookâ€™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.
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August 4, 2011
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207-774-3337 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Wolfeâ€™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.
RENTALS OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! PORTLAND- Near Blvd. First floor Efficiency, All utilities/Furnished. Coin-op. Parking. Available NOW for 5 weeks only. NS/NO DRUGS/NO PARTIES. 865-6162. WESTBROOK- 2 FAMILY 1st FLOOR. 2 BEDROOM/ONE BATH, SUNNY, QUIET, PRIVATE YARD, W/D, BASEMENT, GARAGE $1,150.00 HEAT INCLUDED. N/P, N/S. CALL 767-4622. NORTH YARMOUTH LARGE Apartment 1200 sq. ft, 2 bedroom, 5 rooms, Second Floor, carpeted, pet possible, Washer Dryer Hookup. $950 monthly plus utilities. 239-7298. FALMOUTH- TOWN LANDING- Water Views. Available Sept. 1st - June 1st. NS/NP. $1800/month plus utilities. References required. 207-8381106.
YARMOUTH-ANTIQUE CAPE in quiet village neighborhood. Sunny and easy to heat. 3-4 bedrooms. All appliances. Some storage. No smokers. No pets. Security deposit. Lease. References. $1800/month plus utilities. 318-3196.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH- 1 bedroom apartment. Clean, Modern. Heat, hot water, parking, laundry. Secure building. No dogs. $750/month. 508954-0376.
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Yarmouth from page 1 When Chairman Stacy Stevens realized the plan was approved with full connectivity, the board took a brief recess, held a private discussion, reconvened, voted to rescind its earlier vote and amended the plan. The amendment – to not connect and extend Sycamore Drive from the Applewood Farm neighborhood to McKearney Village – was approved 6-1, with Mather still opposed. The McKearney Village application was submitted to the Planning Board in January 2010. Some neighbors, citing density, traffic and safety concerns, and environmental issues as potential problems, have opposed it since the beginning. With the extension of Sycamore Drive, the plan promoted connectivity and traffic and pedestrian access throughout neighborhoods that are now cul-de-sacs or dead ends. But residents were concerned that connecting the road would increase the tendency for vehicles to cut through Harrison Middle School and Yarmouth High School to avoid traffic or more quickly access West Elm Street, Main Street and Portland Street. The Comprehensive Plan and Vanessa
Revolution from page 1 reading comprehension, vocabulary and short essays. “As a teacher, I’ll know before I walk in the door how my students did on that assignment,” Morse said. And that’s not a stretch for Morse to imagine. He was an English teacher at Falmouth High School for six years. He took a leave of absence last year to pursue what is becoming the talk of the English teaching and educational technology community. “I liked the program a great deal ... because it complemented what I was doing in class this year,” said English teacher Peter Vose, who used the software in his
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Farr, Yarmouth’s director of planning and development, support street connectivity as a way to reduce vehicle use, energy consumption and carbon emissions; diffuse traffic impact in one area; and allow police, fire and emergency rescue services more than a single point of access. A compromise was eventually reached to appease some of the neighbors who have opposed the proposal. The amendment approved on July 27 allows limited emergency vehicle and bicycle and pedestrian access between McKearney Village and Sycamore Drive via a 14-foot paved road. There will be a mechanical sliding gate with electronic keypad lock that can be accessed by emergency workers and public safety. William Conway, project manager for Sebego Technics in Westbrook, said he was comfortable with the alternative. But members of the public, while appreciative of the compromise, still expressed concerns. Suzanne Jones of Sycamore Drive commended the board for trying to balance the needs of the town, developers, property owners, and the public, but said the process has been flawed from the beginning of the application. “You continue to hear many concerns forwarded by citizens with regard to the density of this project, the impact on the environment, the safety of our citizens, the impact on neighborhoods in terms of
privacy and property values,” she said. “There have been many troubling and rather questionable procedural missteps revealed, whether on the surface or below the surface.” She said abutters have not been properly notified of meetings, public comment has been limited and town staff does not agree on the connection and density of the subdivision. “How can anything good come from so many procedural and content conflicts? A flawed process is likely to result in only one thing: litigation. Litigation is bad for everyone, certainly not in the best interest of the town,” Jones said. In a letter addressed to the town manager, town planner, superintendent of schools and the chairmen of the School Board and Town Council, resident Maryellen Thoma expressed concern that the high-density development will adversely impact the health and safety of elementary and middle school students who travel on Hillside to get to school. “The existing traffic and road problems on Hillside are well known by those of us who use this stretch of road. This proposed high density project compounds them,” she wrote. Town Engineer Dan Jellis said he expects final construction plans from
Falmouth classes. In addition to encouraging student comprehension, the software creates standard assessments, called Assessments 21, that are graded by Maine teachers in a double-blind environment. “This program gave me the option of submitting my students’ essays for scoring. I scored them as well, but it was great to have objective assessments of my students’ work,” Vose said. The assessments measure a variety of reading and writing skills, including critical thinking, organization and grammar, and provide teachers a place to improve their own assessment abilities by providing feedback on how the grades they give to student essays compare to the doubleblind assessments. In essence, it func-
tions as a teaching and assessment tool, and as a professional development tool. “It’s quietly revolutionary,” Morse said. “It changes the dynamic in profound ways.” And he’s not the only one who says so. Academic Merit won the prestigious CODiE award this year, given by the Software and Information Industry Association for the best student assessment solution. The small Maine company was up against of international education software developers like McGraw-Hill. Former Gov. Angus King, who pioneered Maine’s laptop computer initiative, recently told Morse that Academic Merit could be the next step in education technology. “He called the professional develop-
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ment piece the ‘special sauce,’” Morse said. Morse has been meeting regularly with state officials about a potential statewide trial of the software, and recently returned from a conference in Denver about developing classroom-based assessments that take place throughout the year, rather than the summary assessments that are used now. “We’re definitely headed in the right direction,” Morse said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter: @emilyparkhurst.
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