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Ethics panel staff opposes probe of newspaper ads By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The state Ethics Commission should not investigate allegations against the state’s largest daily newspaper for its role in Portland’s 2010 elected mayor referendum, the panel’s executive director said. But Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, said commission staff was sympathetic to the complaint filed by Thomas Valleau and recommends a change in state election law. The Ethics Commission is scheduled to take up the complaint on Thursday, Feb. 17. At issue is $46,500 in free advertising given to the Elect Our Mayor political action committee the week before the election by Maine Today Media, which owns The Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and other papers. After a preliminary investigation by commission staff, Wayne advised the commission in a memo not to investigate Valleau’s complaint, which contends that the newspaper should have registered as a Ballot Question Committee. Instead, the ads were disclosed in the Elect Our Mayor PAC’s 14-day post-election report, which listed the Portland Regional Chamber as contributing more than $46,500 in advertising to the campaign via the Press Herald. A notation said, “The Portland Press Herald did not charge the Portland Regional Chamber for the ad space.” Wayne said commission staff believe the donation was reported appropriately, and the public was reasonably informed in accordance with election law. However, he pointed out that

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First-time participant Tina Louis, left, of Portland, and veteran Meredith Manning of Buxton make a dash for the beach and hopefully a little warmth after their brief exposure to the cold waters off East End Beach in Portland on Saturday during the fourth annual Polar Dip to benefit Camp Sunshine. The event lured more than 100 hardy souls and raised about $33,000.

Sidewalk snow removal, a ‘perennial council discussion,’ is back again By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — As sure as the snow will fly, clearing snow and ice from sidewalks has residents riled up and demanding the city re-examine its sidewalk clearing policy. “People obviously get frustrated this time of year,” Councilor David Marshall said this week. “Sidewalk clearing has become a perennial discussion on the council.” This year, the subject has made its way onto an agenda for a Transportation Committee meeting, where councilors were expected to discuss complaints about sidewalk clearing along major arterials. According to a memo from city Public Services Director Mike Bobinsky, the city has received complaints from residents who live along major arterials in the city where masses of snow have been plowed onto the sidewalks. One in particular, outer Congress Street resident Janet Daigle, has sent the city mul-

tiple e-mail messages, including pictures of snow piles taller than stockade fences. Daigle said she wants outer Congress Street to be exempt from the snow clearing ordinance. While the sidewalks along that street were recently cleared by city crews, Marshall said the city needs to resolve to either exempt that stretch of sidewalk, commit city crews to clearing it, or continue with the status quo. “I think the city should clear it,” he said. But once cleared of the mountains of snow, Marshall said residents should still be responsible for keeping the sidewalks passable – meaning they should salt or sand if the sidewalk is icy. “They should keep it safe,” he said. Marshall also said the City Council put money into the budget a couple of years ago for sidewalk clearing along arterials, but took it out last year. See page 28

Winter farmers’ market thrives at Irish Heritage Center By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — A steady flow of people found their way into the Irish Heritage Center on Saturday morning to peruse winter offerings from Maine farmers and listen to a little local music. About 15 vendors filled tables with potatoes and carrots, canned goods, honey and meat. Lots of meat. Plus eggs, butter, yogurt and cheese. The Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, born last year and moved to the former St. Dominic’s Church on Winter Street this year, is cozying into its new home. Last weekend, the Ameri-

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cana band Tricky Britches entertained shoppers and the Irish center had a table with information about the organization, along with T-shirts and other goods. “People really wanted this here,” said Vinny O’Malley, an Irish Heritage Center board member. “They got together and made it work.” The market approached See page 28

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Shoppers check out the raw cheese, yogurt and other offerings at Lauren Pignatello’s Swallowtail Farm stand, inside the Irish Heritage Center on Feb. 12. Swallowtail is one of about 15 farms participating in the Portland Winter Farmers’ Market.

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The Forecaster receives 7 regional journalism awards BOSTON — The Forecaster received seven awards Feb. 12 when the New England Newspaper & Press Association announced its annual Better Newspaper Contest award winners. A panel of 24 judges reviewed nearly 3,000 entries produced by staffers at daily, weekly and monthly publications in the sixstate region for the 2010 contest. The Forecaster’s winners were: • Emily Parkhurst, first-place awards for Education Reporting and Social Issues Feature Story, for her stories on physical restraint of students in Maine public schools. The judges said Parkhurst’s stories “struck a passionate chord with parents, produced action by administrators, and provided a well-needed vehicle for policy change.” • Steve Mistler, first place for Investigative Reporting, for his series on the failed attempt by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to help Oxford Aviation establish a new business at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. “Mistler’s carefully reported and beautifully written series on the unsavory readiness of high-ranking Maine officials

to reward a well-connected business is investigative reporting at its best,” the judges said. “His reporting at heart is an expose of corruption, whether or not the behavior he documented is indictable. This is what newspapers do when they are doing their job. Mistler deserves this award for work that tops the investigative reporting category in all classes this year, and he deserves the applause of every reporter, editor and publisher within the NENPA arena.” • Mo Mehlsak, first place for Edito-

third-place honors for its Right-to-Know coverage and for reporting on local government by Randy Billings. Approximately 500 people attended the NENPA awards banquet at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, where General Excellence awards were presented to the Ellsworth American, Cape Cod Times, Foster’s Daily Democrat, North East Independent, The Stowe Reporter, Addison County Independent and The Catholic Transcript.

rial Writing, for editorials about Oxford Aviation, School Board procedures in South Portland, and school officials’ refusal to cooperate with Parkhurst’s investigation into the use of physical restraints. Judges said “the entries show a consistent effort to hold government accountable in a wide range of situations. The writing takes the reader through fairly complicated situations in relatively short order with clarity.” The Forecaster also received a secondplace award for its Editorial Page, and

Schools respond to call for healthier foods, more physical activity By Emily Parkhurst SCARBOROUGH — It’s quiet in the Wentworth Intermediate School lunch room, aside from the metallic click of cafeteria tables snapped into place by custodians and the occasional clang as a lunch server drops a metal serving spoon into a pan. Then the students arrive, some on the run. Almost immediately, a pile of plastic trays crashes to the floor, children’s voices fill the room, silverware clatters and the squeak of shoes on the gymnasium floor

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Portland schools up the ante to encourage retirements By Randy Billings PORTLAND — The School Board approved a retirement incentive designed to help cope with an anticipated revenue shortfall of $6 million next year. The incentive increases the maximum payout to age- and experience-eligible employees from $10,000 to $20,000. The package, however, was approved on the condition that the superintendent will ensure enough employees sign up so the district can experience savings. It allows the board one more vote on the package before it takes effect. Superintendent James C. Morse Sr. said there are 200 employees who are eligible for the retirement incentive, which

he described as a “very, very unusually high number.” But, since incentives have been offered in each of the last four years, Morse said he is concerned that employees, some of whom are in their 70s, may be putting off their retirements with the expectation that it will be offered every year. “I am concerned that we may be in a pattern of behavior that staff will expect us to do this every year and then find out we’re not and get relatively upset,” Morse said. Kathleen Casasa, president of the Portland Education Association, which represents teachers, said the district shouldn’t be concerned about teacher expectations.

Portland councilors seek broad plan for city entertainment venues By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — The Finance Committee wants to look into how the city can better manage its “quasi-business” operations – some of which are losing money every year. The committee in January asked city staff to present information about management at Riverside Municipal Golf Course, and hinted that outside management could be an option for the course in the future. Now the committee is taking a broader approach. Finance Committee Chairman John Anton said this week that the committee is interested in reviewing operations at several city-run entertainment centers including the Portland Expo, Merrill Auditorium, Ocean Gateway and the Portland Ice Arena. “We’ve asked for an overview of the facilities, including financial history,” Anton said. The golf course and ice rink usually lose money on an annual basis, and the city has to cover operating costs

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with general funds. The committee, composed of Councilors Jill Duson, John Coyne and Anton, wants city staff to come up with business plans for the facilities. “We’re looking for defined goals and to see if any capital investment is needed,” Anton said. He said the discussion of outside management for Riverside alone is off the table and the committee does not plan to take up an unsolicited proposal to run the course submitted earlier this month by Harris Golf of Bath. The Finance Committee will not have a meeting Thursday, Feb. 17, as was previously scheduled. An overview of the facilities operations could be on an agenda in March, but Anton said he does not expect staff to have the business plans ready for review until summer. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net

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“It’s offered when it’s offered,” Casasa said. “No one would be expecting you – and teachers would not support – you doing this at a cost to the district.” This year’s incentive is being offered to employees who have been with the district for at least 10 years and who have reached age 60 or 62, depending on their dates of service. Eligible employees would receive a minimum payout of $10,000, or 30 percent of their 2010-2011 salary, up to $20,000, over the next four years. Employees interested in the incentive must submit an application to the district by Feb. 28. Last year, the district paid nearly $240,000 to 43 employees who were at least 60 years old and with the district at least 10 years. Twenty-three of those employees were teachers. The incentive offered employees a $10,000 payout or subsidized health care until the age of 65. Morse said the district saved about $1.5 million as a result of last year’s incentive. Projecting the savings from this year’s incentive would be impossible, Morse said, noting it would depend on how many employees sign up for the program and whether he would have to find replacements. But, with the district facing a $6 mil-

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Governor, lawmakers have questions about grant to green energy group By Naomi Schalit AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage said it is “imperative” to find out if the state exercised appropriate oversight of the Maine Green Energy Alliance, which surrendered the balance of a $1.1 million contract with Efficiency Maine Trust after it failed to meet milestones set by the agency. After five months of work, the alliance had only signed up 50 homes for weatherization on a contract that called for 1,000 homes to be recruited in 12 months. The Hallowell-based program was granted $3 million in federal stimulus funds over three years through Efficiency Maine, and signed a $1.1 million contract for its first year. The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting reported last week that former Gov. John Baldacci’s office had pressed

state officials at Efficiency Maine to include the alliance in the federal grant to increase the number of Maine homes that are weatherized. “It’s imperative that we find out if there was appropriate oversight of the Maine Green Energy Alliance,” LePage said. “The actions of members of the MGEA have raised serious questions that need to be answered. The people of Maine deserve to know.” The center also detailed how the alliance hired Democratic party activists and donors for its 13-member staff, including three House members, one House candidate, one member of gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell’s campaign staff and a former Obama campaign staffer in Maine. That staffing pattern raised the suspicion of state Sen. Michael D. Thibodeau, R-Winterport, co-chairman of the Leg-

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islature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology. His committee has asked Efficiency Maine Executive Director Michael Stoddard and board Chairman Adam Lee to appear before its members for questioning on Feb. 17, along with attorney Tom Federle, who founded and led the Maine Green Energy Alliance. “We want to understand what the hiring process was,” Thibodeau said. “It becomes fairly apparent that it was a large population of people that served in the Legislature and particularly one party. “It’s statistically impossible that that many people who are either serving or working for the Legislature are working for one organization,” he added. LePage said that questions about the

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You’re invited to tour Portland’s newest school Portland City Councilor Cheryl Lee- Elementary School will follow next fall. man and I will host an open house Feb. Located on the Baxter site, Ocean Av16 from 6-8 p.m. at Ocean Avenue El- enue Elementary School has an inviting, ementary School, 150 Ocean Ave., Port- “Dr. Seuss”-like entrance that generates land. The open house will a sense of fun. The cantigive community members levered roof, trimmed in Superintendent’s the opportunity to see the bright colors and matched school before its official by mobile sculptures, lets opening, to meet with the world know that this school officials and to see is an elementary school. what this state-of-the-art Inside, the school has facility has to offer our skylights and four themes youth and families. for different wings of the Only two new schools have opened in Portland in the last 35 years: East End Community School in 2006 and Ocean Avenue Elementary School in 2011. So, this is an event worth celebrating.

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The new school has specialized classrooms for art, music, and special education, plus a stunning library. Each wing has space for small-group learning and projects. The cafeteria is separate from the gymnasium, allowing the physical education program to be scheduled throughout the day. This is a major change from Baxter, where the lunch room also served as the gym.

building – agriculture, oceans, mountains and forests. The building can accommodate 441 students in 21 general purpose classrooms.

Ocean Avenue Elementary School was designed with the safety of children in mind. Anyone entering the building will be observed by office staff. Parents have their own drop-off point separate from the drop-off for the children arriving on buses. Students walking to the building will not have to cross traffic lanes.

This modern schoolhouse is designed to meet 21st century needs, with more than $1 million of technology and furnishings. Every classroom has a “Smart Board” - an electronic blackboard supported by computer software and the Internet. Desktop computers and laptops, document readers and associated technology

Like East End Community School, the new school has many energy-efficient features, such as a 12,000-square-foot “green” roof and solar hot water panels. Bio-retention beds will help manage storm water runoff. We designed Ocean Avenue Elementary to qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

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Throughout February, boxes have been packed at Nathan Clifford Elementary School and students have been taking field trips to the new school. After February vacation, Clifford students and staff will move in. Students from the neighborhood formerly served by Baxter

are spread throughout the school.

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So many wonderful features were designed into the new Ocean Avenue School, minus one critical feature: the students. As marvelous as this building is, it is an empty hulk until students and staff are fully utilizing this incredible facility.

The new schools at East End and Ocean Avenue set a 21st century standard against which we must measure our remaining elementary buildings. Equitable opportunity for all Portland students must be the standard we use. To that end, new school applications have been sent to the state for Lyseth, Longfellow, Presumpscot, Hall and Reiche. Let’s hope that the state supports another new elementary school for Portland.

I hope you will join me to see the beautiful new building that will serve our students.

James C. Morse Sr. is Portland’s superintendent of schools. His column runs monthly in The Forecaster and on theforecaster.net. He can be reached at morsej@portlandschools.org.

Criticism of energy alliance ‘uninformed and unfair’ By Seth Murray The Maine Green Energy Alliance (MGEA) and its efforts under a grant from the federal government to promote residential energy efficiency have come under broadly publicized criticism. This criticism is both uninformed and unfair, misleading the reader with regards to the intentions and performance of the organization. A fair review of MGEA would reveal an organization comprised of highly experienced people who worked hard to implement an innovative program for improving Maine’s energy efficiency, an organization that performed well in a very constrained period of time, and an organization that responsibly recommended reallocating its funding to a more immediately impactful program that would otherwise have run out of funds. First, MGEA sought to develop and test methods for dramatically increasing the demand for energy-saving home improvements – a key issue for the state of Maine. Maine residents spend over $1.8 billion every year heating our homes and keeping our lights on. Lowering Mainers’ home energy bills by 30 percent would keep over $550 million dollars in their pocketbooks and in the local economy each year. Despite the fact that energy-saving home improvements are highly costeffective, homeowners face significant barriers to making these improvements: some lack the necessary financial resources, others are unaware of the benefits of energy efficiency, many don’t

know which contractors they can trust, and some don’t have the time and energy. Second, MGEA developed an innovative program that worked with local communities, the private sector, and government programs to help overcome these barriers. MGEA’s approach helped the state win a $30 million grant to improve the energy efficiency of

Maine’s housing stock from the Department of Energy – one of the largest grant awards in a highly competitive, national grant review process. In support of the grant application, MGEA played a lead role in drafting and promoting legislation for a loan program that will allow Maine homeowners, many of whom would otherwise lack the means to pay for these improvements, to finance cost-effective energy-saving home improvements.

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Third, MGEA executed its program exceptionally well. MGEA received its funding in mid-August, had selected its eight pilot communities 45 days later, and was hosting community meetings, tabling at local events, going door-todoor, and conducting other outreach

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Process and people, not prizes, matter most There’s nothing like an awards banquet to make you proud and keep you humble, all at the same time. We’re proud of the honors The Forecaster picked up last weekend from the New England Newspaper & Press Association. Seven awards is a lot for a paper and staff our size. Editor’s But we only had to look over our shoulders at the Ellsworth American’s table, where a stack of framed certificates grew to the height of a small child, to remind ourselves that there’s plenty of room for improvement and that the plaques and parchment only follow when there’s a daily commitment to doing good work. That commitment isn’t always easy to maintain, particularly at a paper that is Mo Mehlsak often a first career stop for young, talented reporters. When they move on, as Steve Mistler did, the vacancies can play havoc with our ability to cover the news consistently and produce those awardwinning stories. Not long after Mistler left for the Sun Journal in Lewiston last year, our veteran Portland City Hall reporter, Kate Bucklin, went on maternity leave. But now, for the

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first time since before last Thanksgiving, we’re back at full strength. To readers of our Mid-Coast edition it probably seemed like we had installed a revolving door after not one, but two people we hired to cover Brunswick and Harpswell hung around barely longer than it took you to read this paragraph. But as the saying goes, the third time was the charm when we hired Emily Guerin. Emily joined us in early January. She is a talented writer and inquisitive young journalist who always seems to be looking for a story – particularly, as she says, those that “illuminate the quirky, frustrating and perplexing aspects” of everyday life. Emily has worked for Maine Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Bollard and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. She has also written on a freelance basis for The Forecaster, doing stories about crumbling public water infrastructure, what goes into the price of coffee, and the work done by the Portland Police Department’s neighborhood prosecutor. She is also a Bowdoin College graduate, who knows the Mid-Coast landscape. In the short time she has been here full time, Emily has provided extensive coverage of the Thibeault Energy oil company crisis, painted an amusing portrait of a retired Brunswick florist who is the painter of the “Ideal Guernsey Cow,” and taken a look at the surprising arguments surrounding Maine’s Gateway 1 program. We’re confident Emily will be here for more than a cup of coffee, so we’ve put the revolving door into storage. Shortly after Emily joined us, Kate returned to work. She has resumed her old beat, and now also has the title of assistant editor. The new title reflects added editing and management responsibilities, and the fact that Kate fills in (more than ably) for me when I’m away. There’s never a guarantee that another job opening won’t occur tomorrow, or next week. That’s the nature of the business. Like awards banquets, where you never know who is going to be collecting trophies at the next table, the

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Beem goes down a rocky road I must correct Edgar Allen Beem’s mistake regarding his comment “Just imagine Mt. Desert Island if Rockefeller hadn’t created Acadia National Park.” According to the National Park Service, Acadia National Park was the vision of Charles W. Eliot and George B. Dorr. Eliot formed a public land trust in 1910 to protect Mt. Desert Island from development. Dorr, the trust’s first director, was instrumental in getting the National Park status established. The park was first named Lafayette National Park and later changed to Acadia in 1929. John D. Rockefeller J r. d o n a t e d 10,000 acres and financed and engineered the carriage road system throughout the park. He certainly added to Acadia’s beauty, but he did not create Acadia as a National Park. As far as Beem’s comments about Gov. LePage and his “drinking buddies,” I am surprised that he has not yet embraced President Obama’s call for more civil rhetoric. Wasn’t that Mr. Beem’s subject in an earlier opinion piece? Lin White Pownal

Forum from page 5 efforts throughout the fall and winter. These efforts were resulting in residents of these communities being three times more likely to get a home energy audit than residents in the average Maine community. In large part because of the guidance that MGEA’s staff provided, over 60 percent of the homeowners who scheduled an energy audit completed the energy-saving home improvements. Although it takes an average homeowner four months to go from scheduling an audit to completing the home improvements, after only five months of funding, MGEA-assisted homeowners had already completed over 50 home improvements and over 120 more are in the pipeline. Fourth, MGEA measured its effectiveness and held itself accountable from start to finish. It tracked the effectiveness of different outreach efforts and the performance of different contractors so that it could maximize the program’s impact over the three years of the grant. Perhaps most importantly, it critically compared the effectiveness of its program relative to Efficiency Maine’s rebate program. When it became apparent in January that Efficiency Maine’s rebate program had exceeded expectations in

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Privatizing the public domain The good thing about having Republicans in control of Augusta for the first time since 1974 is that all Maine citizens will get a chance to see for themselves what some of us have known all along – Republicans primarily represent the interests of business. The Universal Oh, Republicans mean business all right. We’ve seen that in Gov. Paul LePage’s barnstorming Red Tape Audit tour. Anything a businessman complained about showed up virtually the next day on the governor’s regulatory reform package as a candidate for elimination. Never mind the social or environmental conEdgar Allen Beem sequences, if it’s not good for business, it’s got to go. While the Republicans are busy trying to roll back environmental and consumer protections on behalf of existing businesses, they are also preparing to roll out a host of initiatives to facilitate the creation of new and nefarious businesses. Up in Milo, for example, the Corrections Corp. of America, seeing friendly faces in Augusta for the first time since the private prison company was created in 1983, has dusted off a proposal to build a $100 million to $150 million prison to house 2,000 inmates and employ 200 to 300 people. I don’t know about you, but the idea of a prison as an economic development tool gives me a sick feeling. The rate of incarceration in the United States (750 per 100,000) is a national disgrace. Maine, to its credit, has the lowest incarceration rate in the country (150 per 100,000, roughly equivalent to

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generating demand for energy-saving home improvements and was running low on funding, MGEA’s board voted to terminate its own contract early so that taxpayer dollars would be used in the most effective way possible for improving Maine’s residential energy efficiency. Maine faces many important issues, one of which is the cost of energy. We will only succeed in addressing

England’s). Let’s keep it that way. Though LePage has said he would only support housing out-of-state prisoners in for-profit prisons, privatizing prisons risks inviting the Arizona Syndrome – passing tough immigration laws in order to keep Corrections Corp. of America cells full. His recent proposal to cut immigrants off Maine welfare rolls until they have lived here for five years suggests to me that he also be open to something like Arizona’s draconian SB 1070. Half of the 2.3 million people imprisoned in America are there for nonviolent offenses, so if we have a shortage of prison beds in this country, the obvious solution would be to free a million nonviolent offenders, adopt alternate sentencing systems and stop putting people in jail for drug possession. As a matter of public policy, we should build prisons reluctantly and then only to protect the public and reform the offenders. The idea that we would build a prison to make money and provide jobs is a nauseating perversion of intent. You only invite corruption when your primary motivation is to fill prison cells. Proposing to privatize everything from prisons, public education and national defense to Medicare and Social Security is all Le Rage among conservatives these days. But the environment, education, defense, health care, welfare, and the penal system are public interests too important to be left to the fickle fiscal fate of free market competition, in which cheaper is usually mistaken for better. We should reject the very idea that government should be run more like a business. Government isn’t a business. Schools aren’t businesses. Neither are prisons. But that, of course, means rejecting most of what the Republican Party stands for these days. Freelance journalist Edgar Allen Beem lives in Yarmouth. The Universal Notebook is his personal, weekly look at the world around him.

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Waynflete hosts Haitian benefit night Feb. 17 PORTLAND — “The Faces of Our Neighbors:” An evening to support Haiti, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17 at Waynflete School in Portland. The evening will begin with a Haitian festival and marketplace from 5 to 6:45 p.m. in Waynflete’s Sills Hall. Hosted by the Help Haiti group, the festival will feature an authentic Haitian dinner with rice and beans, fried pork, root vegetable salad and sweet plantains fried to order. In addition to unique, hand-made items for sale, there will be performances, presentations and children’s activities. Dinner costs $7 per person or $20 for a family of four. Reservations are required for dinner. Please call 774-5721. Following the dinner and festival, a screening of the documentary film, “Climate Refugees,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Franklin Theater. Margaret Innes of the U.S. Green Building Council will make opening remarks at 6:45 p.m., with the screening to follow. Admission to the film screening is by donation, to benefit the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and Waynflete’s Annual Fund.

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Gertrude A. Hubbard, 75: Loved singing and dancing PORTLAND — Gertrude Anne Hubbard, 75, died Feb. 6 at Maine Medical Center. On June 3, 1935, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Howard C. and Dorothy M. (Small) Bennett. For many years she worked at the Jewish Home for the Aged, in addition to being a homemaker. She was a long-time member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Free Methodist Church on Munjoy Hill in Portland. Her hobbies included dancing, karaoke and doing charity work. She was predeceased by her husband John Hubbard.

Surviving are three children, Reva Dawne Casimir, Joseph Collins Melvin and Michelle Lynn Zinkowsky; grandchildren, Aric, Exene, Angus Melvin, Michael, Santana, Jessica Smith; a brother, John Bennett and a sister, Beverly Bennett. A memorial service was held Feb. 12. Memorial donations may be made to the family, c/o her eldest daughter, Reva Casimir, 200 Claysville Landing, Apt. 2-E, Elizabethtown, KY 42701. Arrangements are by Funeral Alternatives. Condolences may be expressed online at FuneralAlternatives.net.

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Eisenberg earns Maine youth volunteer award PORTLAND — Charlotte Eisenberg of Peaks Island, a King Middle School student, was named one of Maine’s top two youth volunteers for 2011 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Eisenberg, 13, helped create, and now leads, an environmental club at her school called The Green Team that encourages composting and green living. Along with the award, she will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in May, where state award winners will come to together for several days of events. While in Washington, D.C., ten of the the 102 state honorees will be named national honorees, receive an additional $5,000 award, gold medallion, crystal trophies and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation to be donated to a charitable organization of their choice. For more information about the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, please visit nassp.org/spirit.

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New drop-in day center opens in Brunswick BRUNSWICK — Faith communities in the Brunswick/Topsham area have come together to open The Gathering Place, a drop-in day center for the homeless or for people wanting a place to relax and socialize during the day. The Gathering Place is located at the

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Awards Mid Coast Hospital was named to the 2010 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hospital Honor Roll for its continuing success and commitment to quality improvement initiatives. Mid Coast is one of seven hospitals in Maine selected for the Honor Roll and one of 40 in New England. The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project recently held its annual awards event where several volunteers were recognized for their commitment to providing free and low-cost immigration legal assistance for low-income residents. Law firm Drummond Woodsum was presented with the Pro Bono Firm of the Year award. Robyn March, Esq., of the law firm Lambert Coffin was named the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. James Wagner, Esq., of Cape Elizabeth, received the Mentor Attorney of the Year award. Other awards were presented to Lisa Adams, JD, Legal Volunteer of the Year; Jill Welch, Clinic Volunteer of the Year; and Sister Patricia Pora, Community Volunteer of the Year. Local 4-H youth members and adult volunteers were presented awards at the annual 4-H Winterfest celebration. Youth

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Appointments Paula D. Silsby of Portland, former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine, was recently named the 2011 chairwoman of the Campaign for Justice, which raises funds on behalf of civil legal aid providers in Maine, including Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Legal Services for the Elderly, Maine Equal Justice Partners, Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Pine Tree Legal Assistance. Jessica Stevens of Freeport was elected treasurer of the Maine Public Relations Council. Stevens is the social media strategist and public relations coordinator at Vreeland Marketing & Design in Yarmouth Lennie Burke, vice president of regional operations at Downeast Energy, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Maine Energy Marketers Association. Yacht broker Suzanne Ellis of New Wave Yachts in Falmouth was elected treasurer of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association, an amateur athletic organization to promote yacht racing. Shari Broder, Esq., an arbitrator and mediator in Freeport, was recently re-elected to a third term as president of the Freeport

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City hoops teams primed for tournament glory had 25 against the Rams.

(Ed. Note: For the full Cheverus-Deering and DeeringPortland boys’ and McAuleyCheverus, Cheverus-South Portland and Deering-McAuley girls’ stories, visit theforecaster. net)

“This team has come so far. So far,” said Herrick. “At the beginning of the season, we were going to be lucky to win six or seven games. Now we end the regular season and we’re 11-7. A lot of the underclassmen stepped up. They matured quickly.”

By Michael Hoffer Boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from the city of Portland will make their presence at felt at the Portland Expo, Cumberland County Civic Center and Augusta Civic Center in the days to come. The fun begins Friday night with a pair of Western Class A boys’ semifinals at the Expo. Fifth-ranked Portland, which has soared from nowhere the past two weeks to become a legitimate contender, will battle No. 4 South Portland at 7 p.m. Immediately following that contest, top-ranked, undefeated and defending state champion Cheverus takes on upset-minded No. 8 Marshwood. The Western A quarterfinals culminate Saturday night as sixth-ranked Deering, one of the most dangerous low seeds in memory, meets up with No. 6 Thornton Academy at 7:30 p.m. Second-ranked Bonny Eagle and No. 7 Westbrook square off in the other contest. Monday, in the Western A girls’ quarterfinals, also at the Expo, second-ranked McAuley faces No. 7 South Portland at 3:30 p.m. (No. 3 Gorham and No. 6 Windham meet first, at 2 p.m.). At 7 p.m., fourth-seed Cheverus and No. 5 Sanford do battle. Top-ranked Deering closes the proceedings at 8:30 p.m., when it faces either No. 8 Thornton Academy or No. 9 Bonny Eagle (the Golden Trojans and Scots square off in a preliminary round game Wednesday). Both Waynflete teams will make the trip to Augusta. The boys, coming off a spectacular regular season, which earned them the No. 4 seed in Western Class C, face No. 5 Wiscasset Monday at 7 p.m. The girls, ranked second, will meet against either No. 7 St. Dom’s or No. 10 North Yarmouth Academy (those teams played a prelim Tuesday) in the quarterfinals Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. Here’s an in-depth look at the matchups:

“We were 6-7 and we just talked about finishing strong and making it a respectable year,” said longtime coach Joe Russo. “Going in fifth is beyond our expectations. It’s been enjoyable. A very successful season.”

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Sophomore Matt Cimino is one of countless interchangeable parts that make the undefeated, defending Class A state champion Cheverus boys’ basketball team so good. The Stags enter the tournament as the top seed once again.

Boys When Portland lost, 70-43, at Cheverus Jan. 29, the young and struggling Bulldogs were

Deering senior Kayla Burchill, McAuley junior Alexa Coulombe and their teams are on a collision course as the girls’ tournament gets underway.

6-7 and appeared out of playoff contention. Then, they roared to life, winning their final five games to wind up 11-7, capped by victories last week over play-

off-bound host South Portland (59-54) and visiting Deering (52-39). Junior Peter Donato scored 18 points versus the Red Riots, while junior Mike Herrick

The Bulldogs beat 12-6 South Portland twice this winter (the other was a 80-71 triple overtime epic at home on Jan. 19). Two years ago, Portland lost both regular season meetings with the Red Riots, then won handily in the third meeting (72-49), in the quarterfinals. The Bulldogs are hoping history doesn’t repeat.

“We don’t want it to end with just one game,” said Russo. “It’s a difficult road ahead. South Portland had a great year. We sure know each other and seem to match up often and always

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Title time is here By Michael Hoffer The hardware is about to come fast and furious as the winter sports postseason takes hold. Here’s a glimpse:

Wrestling Cheverus, Deering and Portland competed at the Class A state wrestling championships Saturday in Augusta. Noble took the championship with 181.5 points. Cheverus was the top local team, coming in 14th with 16 points. Portland placed 19th with 2 points and Deering tied Edward Little for 20th with 1. I n d iv i d u a l l y, C h eve r u s ’ Iain Whitis made it the farthest, reaching the final of the 112-pound weight class before losing a 5-3 decision to Tyler Davidson of Marshwood. Track The annual track Southwesterns championships were held Saturday at the Portland Expo.

Deering’s Georgia Hutchins races her way to a fifth-place finish with a time of 30.2 seconds in the senior 200 at Saturday’s Southwestern Maine championship meet at the Portland Expo. The Rams finished fourth as a team.

Deering’s boys continued their stellar season, putting up 98 points, but finished second to Scarborough (119.5). Cheverus (61) came in fifth and Portland (32.5) was seventh. The Rams were paced by Jared Bell, who took the junior shot put (42 feet, 8 inches), Carleton Allen (first in the senior 45 hurdles, 6.02 seconds) and Renaldo Lowry, who won the senior 40 (4.92) and placed a close second in the senior 200 (25 seconds). Tony Sen was second in the senior 45 hurdles (6.21). James Ociti came in second in the junior 800 (2 minutes, 14.3 seconds). The Stags got wins from senior Jack Terwilliger in the mile (4:45.6) and sophomore Jimmy Campbell in the junior 400 (57.7). The Bulldogs featured senior standout Imadhi Zagon, who won the senior 200 (25 seconds) and was runner-up in the senior 40 (4.92) and high jump (5-10).

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Bonny Eagle won the girls’ meet with 124.5 points. Deering placed fourth with 60. Cheverus (35) came in sixth, Portland (33) was seventh and McAuley (10) tied Noble for 11th place.

The Rams got a win from Edie Pallozzi in the mile (5:23.9). They were also runner-up in the senior (1:52.5) and open (4:25.2) relays. Caroline Summa continued page 15


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Cheverus prevailed, 46-43).

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This time around, the Stags will take the 10-8 Hawks seriously.

have good games. The first obstacle for us to overcome is hearing, ‘It’s hard to beat a team three times.’ It’s important for young kids not to hear that and to keep doing what we’ve been doing. We’ve been successful against them and we know that it wasn’t luck. We played them tough.”

“They play a similar game, it’s like looking in a mirror,” said Brown. “I have mixed feelings since (Marshwood coach Mike Zamarchi) played for me at USM. I’m very pleased to see him get in. He does a great job. They’ll be tough. If we play like we’re capable, we should be all right.”

Since 1964, Portland has won six of the nine playoff meetings against South Portland.

One note of interest, the Stags finished undefeated twice before under Brown (2005 and 2009), but failed to reach the state game each time. The program’s last perfect season came 30 years ago. Cheverus hasn’t repeated since 1981-82.

Cheverus has now won 22 straight after barely being tested this regular season. The Stags did get a scare at Deering last Tuesday before holding on for a 43-36 triumph (junior Louie DiStasio led the way with 15 points). Friday, Cheverus dispatched visiting South Portland, 50-35 (DiStasio and sophomore Matt Cimino both had 13 points), to wind up 18-0. “I’m happy with our season, but I don’t think we’re playing as well as we’re capable,” said Stags coach Bob Brown. “We’ve had good depth. That’s allowed us to overcome. We have one kid over 10 points-per-game. Then it’s a bunch of balance. Defensively, we seem to get the job done.” Cheverus won against visiting Marshwood back on Feb. 3, 57-40 (DiStasio had 21 points in that one). The teams’ last playoff meeting was an epic in the 2005 semifinals (a 47-46 Stags’ victory). They also went to OT in the 2004 semis (where

Deering, despite its 10-8 mark, has to be considered one of the most dangerous No. 6 seeds on record. The Rams were 9-4 after a 65-42 home romp over Portland on Jan. 28, but Deering went 1-4 down the stretch, capped by a frustrating 43-36 home loss to Cheverus (the game was tied with two minutes to go and sophomore Labson Abwoch led the Rams with 15 points) and Thursday’s 52-39 setback at Portland (junior Jon Amabile had a team-high eight points). “My message to (the kids) is that we need to win one game to accomplish the goal of getting to the Civic Center,” said Rams coach Dan LeGage. “Our goals were simple, to make the playoffs and to get to the Civic Center for the semifinals. If we get over that hurdle, the makeup of our team suits that environment. We have <span>bigs and good guard play. When they play well together, we can play with any team.”</span> Deering first will have to get through a 15-3 Thornton Academy team it’s all

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too familiar with. The Rams did enjoy a pivotal 50-48 home victory over the Golden Trojans back on Jan. 7 (Amabile had 22 points and Golden Trojans’ senior star Andrew Shaw was held to 13 points in that one). Deering has been eliminated from the tournament by Thornton Academy in two of the past four years. In the 2007 quarterfinals, the then-defending Class A champion Rams lost, 64-50. Two years ago, Deering almost upset the Golden Trojans in the quarterfinals, but fell, 51-48, and Thornton Academy went on to win the state championship. “Our biggest thing is taking care of the ball and not having empty possessions,” LeGage said. “Shaw is a big-game player. We’ll have to focus on him. I feel like when we’re moving the ball and guys are active and looking to score, we can put points on the board. We have to keep TA off the boards and stop dribble penetration. Winning a quarterfinal would be huge for us.” In Western C, the Waynflete Flyers didn’t even make the playoffs a year ago, but stunned just about everyone this winter by winning seven of their final eight games to boast an 11-5 record. Last week, the Flyers closed on a four-game run after holding off visiting Wells, 38-36 (senior Joe Veroneau had nine points), and Gould, 55-33 (Veroneau had 15, junior Jack Cutler 13). “An area that I’ve been very pleased with is our defensive focus,” said Waynflete coach Rich Henry. “There have been games where we struggle offensively, but one of the areas that the kids seem to have bought into is the importance of solid defense. It’s kept us in games where we’re not shooting well. The other area that has been a bright spot are the ‘hustle’ plays, getting after loose balls, taking charges. That sort of thing starts with the leaders on the team, Joe and Alex (Hadiaris), but a number of players have bought into that approach. Mitch Newlin leads the team in charges taken and had a game where he took 5.

Offensively, we’ve had pretty good balance. All of our starters have had doubledigit scoring games and our bench players (particularly Max Belleau and Paul Runyambo) have provided a spark over the course of the season.”

The Flyers didn’t face 13-5 Wiscasset in the regular season. The teams have no playoff history. Waynflete hasn’t advanced past the quarterfinals in a decade, but all bets are off with this squad.

“In terms of our tournament game, we were fortunate enough to scout Wiscasset, so we have some idea of how they like to play,” Henry said. “My impression is that they’re well coached and play typical hard-nosed Mountain Valley Conference basketball. Statistically, based on the seedings, this should be a good game. We’ll be working hard this week to prepare.”

Girls Most pundits and fans felt that Deering and McAuley would be on a collision course for the title this winter and neither team has disappointed.

The Rams, the 2008 and 2009 Class A champions, who dropped a heartbreaker to Scarborough in last year’s regional final, have been paced by senior standout Kayla Burchill and have gotten huge contributions from the likes of senior Aarika Viola, juniors Emily Cole and Ella Ramonas and sophomores Marissa MacMillan and Chelsea Saucier.

Deering wound up grabbing the top seed with a 17-1 mark after wins last week over host Marshwood (51-30), visiting Portland (56-46) and host McAuley (38-35). Against the Hawks, Burchill had 20 points and MacMillan 11. Burchill had 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals and Ramonas added 15 points versus the Bulldogs. At the Lions, the Rams were down 28-14 midway through the third period and 35-28 with five minutes

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Roundup Local hockey player earns scholarship Cheverus’ Nic Lops was one of 12 recent scholarship winners from the 2010 Maine High School Hockey Invitational. Lops received a $500 scholarship for the results of his academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activity, athletic achievement, post-secondary educational pursuit and a 250-word essay explaining the biggest obstacle overcome in life.

PHS job openings Portland High is seeking a varsity boys’ tennis and a junior varsity girls’ lacrosse season for the upcoming 2011 season. FMI, mcculm@portlandschools.org.

Lacrosse officials sought The Maine Lacrosse Officials Association is seeking new officials. Anyone interested should attend an overview and training sessions Feb. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at North Yarmouth Academy’s Middle School. FMI, 650-7464 or mainelaxofficials.org.

Back Bay Lacrosse Club seeks coaches Back Bay Lacrosse, a Portland-based youth lacrosse club, is seeking coaches for its 3rd-4th grade girls’ and boys’

teams and our 5th-6th grade girls’ team for the 2011 season. FMI, backbaylacrosse@gmail.com.

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PBC fighters win Golden Gloves crown John Lopez, a novice featherweight from the Portland Boxing Club, recently won a unanimous decision over Nick Anderson of St. Albans, Vt., to win the Northern New England Golden Gloves title. Novice middleweight Sasha Lamour won by unanimous decision over Henry Poitras of Claremont, N.H. Light welterweight Casey Kramlich was a unanimous decision winner over Brandon Berry of Skowhegan. Scarborough’s Jason Quirk, a middleweight, beat Mike Riendeau of Burlington, Vt., 4-1. Open class featherweight Liz Leddy won by walkover. Winners advanced to the New England championships in Lowell, Mass. The national championships await those winners in April.

SMCC hoops teams close regular season with wins Southern Maine Community College’s women’s basketball team finished the regular season 12-14 after a 64-46 home win over Berkeley (N.Y.) College Saturday. Esther Palmieri led the Seawolves

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away Thursday at home versus Deering in the 38-35 loss (junior Alexa Coulombe had a team-high 14 points on four 3-pointers, along with eight rebounds and two blocked shots) to wind up 16-2. “It’s a great group of kids,” said firstyear coach Amy Vachon. “People say we have all that talent and we do, but let’s not forget how hard it is. It’s a team. The seniors are awesome.” McAuley and 11-7 South Portland know each other well. The Lions were fortunate to survive the host Red Riots, 43-39, back on Jan. 13 (Clement’s 17 points were the difference). The teams have three prior playoff meetings with South Portland taking them all. The most recent was the most memorable, a 39-29 Red Riots’ upset in the 2006 semifinals. “It’s not an easy draw,” said Vachon. “I expect the same kind of game as the first one. South Portland’s well-coached. (Senior Abby) Hasson’s a nice player inside. Their guards can hit shots. They should be confident after last game. They’ll give us everything they have. We have to stay out of foul trouble. “We’ve had a target on our back, but we’re not No. 1 now. It’s going to be an interesting tournament. I think at this point, they’re all good teams. Whoever wins it will have to have three good games.” Cheverus continues to make history on the fly. The Stags finished this season 144, the best record in program history. After losing, 58-39, at McAuley last Tuesday (despite six points each from senior Britni Mikulanecz, junior Morgan Cahill and sophomore Kylie Libby), Cheverus held off host South Portland, 52-41, in Friday’s finale (Mikulanecz and junior Alexandra Palazzi-Leahy both had 17 points). “I think we’re right where we want to be,” Mikulanecz said. “I think we’re a topnotch team. We went through a little bit of a slump, but we’re back on our feet and all it means for us is that people aren’t going to take us as seriously and we’re just going to play our game and not worry what everybody else says.” “We had a good season,” Stags coach Richie Ashley said. “Fourteen wins are the most Cheverus has ever had.” Cheverus just edged fifth-ranked Sanford (14-4), 50-47, at home Feb. 5 (Cahill scored 17 in that one and Palazzi-Leahy added 14 as the Stags rallied late). The teams have no playoff history. Cheverus is seeking its first postseason win. “Sanford is a hell of a team,” Ashley said. “They have a great coach and we know they will play real hard, so we have to go down and take care of business. We have to have a good week of preparation and practice.” In Western C, Waynflete is up to its usual tricks. Every year it seems, the Flyers aren’t considered a top contender, but after reaching the regional final each of the past two seasons, Waynflete is in optimal position again after going 15-3. The Flyers capped their regular year with a wins over Western B playoff participants visiting Cape Elizabeth (43-37, behind 20 points from senior Lydia Stegemann) and host Wells (46-41, as Stegemann again led the way with 21). “I’m definitely pleased,” said Waynflete coach Brandon Salway. “It was a great

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Hoops from page 14 regular season. We learned our lessons. The kids have figured out you have to play hard all the time. If we do, we’re competitive with anybody. If we let down, we can get beat. We miss (injured sophomore) Catherine (Veroneau), but

Recap from page 11 paced the Stags by capturing the high jump (5-4) and placing second in the 300 (41.3). The Bulldogs top finisher was Mary Nyembo, who was runner up in the senior 40 (5.51) and the senior 200 (29.3). The Lions were led by Taxiarhia Arabatzis, who came in third in the twomile (13:15.1). The Class A boys’ and girls’ state meet is Monday at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham.

Swimming Cheverus, Deering and McAuley’s swim and dive teams took part in the north division Southwesterns Friday and Saturday in Westbrook. In the boys’ competition Friday, won by defending Class B state champion Greely with 323 points, Cheverus (170) came in fourth, while Deering (102) was seventh.

(sophomore) Martha (Veroneau) takes all the pressure off. (Sophomore) Rhiannan (Jackson) has emerged and impressed more every week. She’s allowed us to make the jump. Lydia is the most improved player I’ve ever coached.” As the No. 2 seed, the Flyers will face a familiar foe in the quarterfinals, be it 12-6 St. Dom’s or 10-8 NYA. Waynflete used to see the Saints regularly, when

they were a member of the Western Maine Conference. Each of the past two seasons, the Flyers eliminated the Saints in the quarterfinals, 52-34 in 2009 and 44-40 last winter. Waynflete swept NYA this regular season, winning, 65-49 in Yarmouth to start the season Dec. 10 and 69-49 at home Jan. 28. The Flyers have beaten the Panthers 12 straight times and won two of the prior three playoff meetings. The most recent was in the 2004 quarterfinals (a 52-36 Waynflete

Flyers girls were fifth and the boys ninth. Chloe Rowse was the top female finisher (20th, in 21 minutes, 50.9 seconds). The boys featured Josiah Espy (14th, 16:27.2). Saturday, at the classic race, Waynflete’s girls were again fifth and wound up fifth overall (Yarmouth took the top spot). Jo Moore came in 17th individually (20:42.8). The boys were eighth, but wound up ninth combined (where Yarmouth edged North Yarmouth Academy for first). Espy placed 15th (16:11). The skiing state championships are next week, Tuesday through Thursday.

The Stags won the 200 medley relay, as freshman Sarah Nappo, sophomore Samantha Savaun, sophomore Nicole Chambers and senior Kaylin Kerina had a time of 1:58.76. Cheverus sophomore Tessa Lindsley was first in the 100 free (56.14 seconds). The Rams got a win from sophomore Genevieve Worthely in the IM (2:17.87). She was also runnerup in the breaststroke (1:09.21). Deering freshman Emma Pontius was runner-up in the 100 backstroke (1:04.72). The Lions were paced by senior Aiofe Ryle, winner of the 500 free (5:40.54) and sophomore Libby Gajewski, second in the 200 free (2:03.24), and third in the 100 butterfly (1:02.60).

Cheverus’ stay in the girls’ hockey playoffs was a short one. The defending champions wound up third in the West region, but were sent packing Saturday night after a 1-0 loss at No. 2 York. Taylor Witham made 22 saves in a valiant ef-

Waynflete competed in the Western Maine Conference Nordic ski championships last week. In the freestyle last Wednesday, the

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The Stags’ top finisher was junior Lars Murphy, who won the 100 breaststroke (1 minute, 7.73 seconds). The Rams were paced by freshman Eric Delmonte, who won the 500 freestyle (5:00.40) and was runner-up in the 200 individual medley (2:05.54), and sophomore diver Dylan Farber, who was second (267.80 points). Greely also was first on the girls’ side, with 271.5 points. Cheverus (211) was the runner-up. McAuley (141) placed fourth and Deering (114) was seventh.

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Recap from page 15 fort in defeat. The Stags finished 11-7-1.

Boys’ hockey Boys’ hockey is the lone sport with the regular season still ongoing. Cheverus fell to 9-6 and sixth in the latest Western A Heals after a 4-1 home loss to Marshwood Thursday and a 9-0 home setback at the hands of Falmouth Saturday. The Stags welcome Scarborough Thursday and Portland Saturday and close the regular season at Deering Monday. The Rams were 13th in Western A at the start of the week, but were poised to move up when all the scores were reported. Deering, which started the year 2-7, is now 8-8. Deering bounced back from a 3-1 loss at Cony last Monday to edge visiting Gorham, 2-1, in overtime (Griffin Py had both goals) and hold off host Bonny Eagle, 4-2 (Py had a goal and an assist and Danny Patenaude, Connor Petropoulos and Anthony Verville also scored). The Rams go to Lake Region Friday and close at home versus Cheverus Monday. Portland is still clinging to playoff hopes despite dropping six in succession, capped by a 7-0 loss at South Portland Thursday. The Bulldogs (5-10 and 10th in the Heals) go to Noble Wednesday, Cheverus Saturday and Scarborough Monday. Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@ theforecaster.net and followed on Twitter @foresports

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February 16, 2011

‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ at St. Lawrence

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free, open to public, Peaks Island Library, 129 Island Ave., Peaks Island, 871-1700 ext. 723.

Tuesday 2/22 Port Veritas Youth Poetry Slam, ages 21 and under, 7 p.m. open mic, slam to follow, no cover, Coffee By Design, 67 India St., Portland, 7806767, portveritas.com.

Mrs. Maine 2011 United States Pageant, seeking contestants for April 9-10 competition held at Freeport Performing Arts Center, must be 21+, married, and Maine resident, March 1 entry deadline, thepageantcompany.com, Rebecca Beck, 798-6966.

Wednesday 2/23 Amy Wood, author of “Life Your Way,” bi-weekly author brown bag lecture, noon, free to the public, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700 ext. 759.

Call for Artwork, need variety of art and crafts for upcoming silent auction, “Beauty and the Books,” to benefit Falmouth Memorial Library, items must be dropped off by March 5, information and donor form, falmouth.lib.me.us

Thursday 2/24 “Faithful Voices,” poetic-dramatic reading, discussion to follow with author Ed Schwarz, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public, The Meg Perry Center, 644 Congress St., Portland, sponsored by Peace Action Maine, 894-5265.

”Maine’s Got Talent,” send entry form and DVD/video of solo or group performance, for particpants ages 5 and older, $25 entry fee; April 1 deadline, Margaret Watkinson, 522-9950, margaret@ childrensgarden.comcastbiz.net.

Friday 2/25

Books, Authors

Eat Write: Nourishment for Mouth and Mind, LIT series hosted by Megan Grumbling, with readings, performances, informal dinner, wine tasting, 7 p.m., $5-$10 suggested donation, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 6153609, mayostreetarts.org.

Thursday 2/17 Ben Sprague, author of “Buy, Hold, Sell: A disciplined guide to investment success,” 7 p.m., talk on 7 common investment mistakes,

Saturday 2/26 Hannah Holmes, author of“QUIRK: Brain Science Makes Sense of Your Peculiar Personality,” 2-4 p.m. book signing, free, open to public, Bull Moose Scarborough store, 456 Payne Road, Scarborough, hannahholmes.net.

Sunday 2/27 Gail Donovan, author of children’s book, “What’s Buggging Bailey Blecker?” 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. signing, Cathedral Shop at Cathedral Church of St Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434.

Comedy Sunday 2/27 Secret Lives of Comedians, produced by Cloud Morris and Brian Brinegar, 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, LucidStage.com or 8993993.

Films Wednesday 2/16 “Hard Days Night,” Teens Through Time Film Series, February theme: 1960s, 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, free, with discussion, Rines Room, Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700.

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Saturday 2/19 “Casablanca,” followed by Portland Jazz Orchestra, 1940s Night at the State Theatre, 7 p.m. film, 8:30 p.m. concert, $10 general/ $20 VIP, State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 800-745-3000, Bull Moose Music stores.

Museums Thursday 2/17 Black Daughter of Maine, American Woman of the World: The Storied Lives and Times of Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins, talk by Dr. Lois A. Brown, 7 p.m., co-sponsored by Maine Women Writers Collection, Maine Historical Society Museum, 489 Congress St., Portland, 7741822 or mainehistory.org.

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Saturday 2/26 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Birthday Party, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with readings, activities for all ages, free and open to the public, Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, 774-1822 or mainehistory.org.

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Sunday 2/20 Jagermeister Music Tour with Buckcherry, 7 p.m., $30 advance/ $32 door, State Theatre, Congress St., Portland, tickets, statetheatreportland.com, 956-6000. “Lute in the time of J. S. Bach,” with Timothy Burris, Timothy Neill Johnson, Mary Jo Carlsen, Eliot Cherry, 3 p.m., $15 adult/ $10 senior or student, The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland, 772-5434.

Monday 2/21 The Blue Lobster Troupe Concert, community chorus, 7:30 p.m., $10, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, tickets, 899-3993, LucidStage.com.

Friday 2/25 Buille, with guitarist John Doyle, 8 p.m., $20 advance/ $23 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. Flogging Molly, Irish-American rock, 5 p.m. CD signing, free and open to the public, Portland Bull Moose, 151 Middle St., Portland, bullmoose.com.

Saturday 2/26 The Longfellow Choral Festival, concerts throughout day on Feb. 26-27, First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, tickets, concert times at longfellowchorus.com or 2328920.

Sunday 2/27 The Longfellow Choral Festival, concerts throughout day on Feb. 26-27, First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress St., Portland, tickets, concert times at longfellowchorus.com or 2328920.

Theater & Dance ”2 Pianos, 4 Hands,” presented by

Portland Stage, through Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday - Friday; 2 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; 4 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday, $14-$37, Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland, tickets, 774-0465, portlandstage. org. ”Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love,” adult comedy, Feb. 11-27, 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, $15, Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com. ”Moonlight and Magnolias,” presented by Good Theater, Feb. 3-27, showtimes: 7:30 p.m. ThursdaysSaturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays; extra showtimes, 7 p.m. Feb. 9; 3 p.m. Feb. 19, $15-$25, St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland, tickets, 885-5883, goodtheater. com. ”Thom Pain (based on nothing)” by Will Eno, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 10-20, $12 adult/ $10 students, seniors, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets at LucidStage.com, 899-3993.

Wednesday 2/16 “I Question America,” performance by E.P. McKnight about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, 5 p.m. performance, followed by discussion, free and open to public, Hannaford Lecture Hall, USM Portland, in celebration of African-American History Month, 780-4006.

Friday 2/25 “Harriet Tubman Visits a Therapist” and Other Conversations of Color: An evening celebrating the Black Freedom Movement, concert by Mehuman Jonson, play by Carolyn Gage, paintings by Jonathan Frost, “The Death of Jimmie Lee Jackson,” 7:30 p.m., $10-20, sliding scale, Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, tickets, lucidstage. com, 807-7320. ”Stuart McLean & The Vinyl Cafe,” 7:30 p.m., $42, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, tickets at the box Office, 842-0800, or porttix.com.

Mid Coast Auditions ”Who’s Tommy,” production by Studio Theatre of Bath, auditions, 7 p.m. Feb. 25; 2 p.m. Feb 2627, prepare song from show, or bring sheet music for song of choice, looking for actors, singers and dancers age 16 and older, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 798 Washington St., Bath, studiotheatreofbath.com

Books, Authors Lo n g fe l l ow D ays 2 0 1 1 : “Longfellow and the Maine Crafts Tradition: Virtue, Independence, Equality” Feb. 6-27, with lectures, presentations, poetry readings, tours, and demonstrations throughout Brunswick, complete schedule at brunswickdowntown.com.

Feb. 26-27, $5, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theaterproject.com.

Tuesday 2/22

”Pride and Prejudice,” and ”Winter Cabaret,” presented by The Theater Project on alternating nights, Jan. 21 - Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, $18 suggested donation or pay what you can, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, full schedule at theaterproject.com or call 729-8584.

Cabin Fever Art Show & Sale, 12 p.m. public reception, exhibit through Thursday, Feb. 24, free to public, Sweetser’s Brunswick facility, 329 Bath Road, Norma Porter, 294-4457.

Music Friday 2/18 Kat Logan, 7 p.m. $6-$5, kids free, Side Door Coffee House at Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 729-8515.

“The Vagina Monologues,” 7:30 p.m., $10, Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 17-19, Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin College, tickets at David Saul Smith Union information desk, 725-3375.

Theater/Dance ”In Edie’s Honor,” presented by The Center Stage Players, 2 p.m.

”Venus,” presented by the Bow-

Let’s Talk About It Book Group, discussion of “Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, free, 5 bi-weekly sessions through April 16, books available at library, Patten Free Library, Summer, St., Bath, sponsored by Maine Humanities Council, mainehumanities.org.

Films “The Music Never Stopped,” 7 p.m., free, limited seating, Smith Auditorium, Sills Hall, Bowdoin College, 798-7079.

Saturday 2/19 “The Crimson Pirate,” 6:30 p.m., $8 members, $10 nonmembers, $5 students, $25 family, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington St., Bath, MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

Thursday 2/24 “Chocolat,” and “Like Water for Chocolate,” double feature, 7 p.m., $5 suggeted donation, The Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St., Bath, sagadahocpreservation.org.

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Greater Portland Call for Donations Donations of Yarn Needed, to benefit the International Womens’ Craft Collective, drop off donations at Refugee and Immigration Services, 250 Anderson St., Portland, or call Aimee Bullard, 523-2737.

Benefits Thursday 2/17 Falmouth Boys Hockey Game, to benefit Falmouth Food Pantry, Falmouth High School versus Gorham, 7:05 p.m., bring donation(s) for food pantry, Family Ice, Hat Trick Drive, Falmouth. The Faces of Our Neighbors: An evening to support Haiti, to benefit the Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and Waynflete’s Annual Fund, 5-6:45 p.m. Haitian festival, with dinner, performances, more, $7 adult / $20 family, reservations required for dinner, call 774-5721; 7 p.m. screening of documentary “Climate Refugees,” by donation, Waynflete School, 360 Spring St., Portland, 774-5721.

Friday 2/18 AudioBody, sonic performance by Matt and Jason Tardy, fundraiser for Falmouth High School, 7 p.m., $8, Falmouth High School auditorium, 52 Woodville Road, Falmouth.

Saturday 2/19 Benefit Book Sale for H.A.R.T, Homeless Animal Rescue Team in Maine, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bay Square at Yarmouth, 27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, 846-0044.

Sunday 2/20 The Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, film screening, discussion, refreshments, to benefit Portland String Quartet/LARK Society for Chamber Music, 2 p.m., $40, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 761-1522, larksociety. org.

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Monday 2/28 Cold River Bartenders Bash, to benefit Cooking Matters to Maine nutrition education program, 5-8:30 p.m., $35, cocktails, gourmet food, with emcee Joe Ricchio, 21+, Ocean Gateway, Commercial St., Portland, tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/142950.

Bulletin Board Wednesday 2/16 Ocean Avenue School Community Open House, 6-8 p.m., Ocean Avenue Elementary School, 150 Ocean Ave., Portland.

Thursday 2/17 Cumberland Historical Society, meeting, with slide show on Boston by Michael Perry, 7 p.m., free and open to public, 1853 Schoolhouse, 4A Blanchard Road, Cumberland, Carolyn Small, 415-4589. Pecha Kucha Portland, 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:20 p.m. presentations, Space Gallery, 538 Congress St., Portland, Leah Whalen, 232-3335, leah_whalen@hotmail.com.

“Power Hour:” Community energy strategy meeting for Cumberland County, 6-7 p.m., free, open to public, CTN studio, 516 Congress St., Portland, hosted by Hour Exchange Portland and GPCOG, FMI, Rob Ellis, 874-9868, hourexchangeportland.org.

Friday 2/25 Be Our Guest Wedding Show, 6-9 p.m., reception, music showcase, 9-11 p.m. after-party, free, must register at info@citysideevents. com or 774-4527, The Landing at Pine Point, Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

Sunday 2/27 Meet Your Farmers and Fishermen: A celebration of Community-Supported Agriculture and Fisheries, 1-3 p.m., free, Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland, Jeremy Bloom, 272-0443.

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Friday 2/25 Formal Coffee Cuppings, hosted by Coffee By Design, to celebrate Specialty Coffee Month, cuppings at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., $10, Coffee By Design, Washington Ave., Portland, reservations required, call Erin McFadden, 8792233 ext. 208, for list of activities, coffeebydesign.com.

Saturday 2/26 BBQ Chicken Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., $8 adult/ $4 ages 12 and under, St. Pius X Parish, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $3 child, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540. Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., $10 adults / $5 ages 12 and under, sponsored by Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, Bowery Beach School House, Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, proceeds benefit maintenance of Bowery Beach Schoolhouse.

Gardens & Outdoors Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, 15+ farmers, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays until April 23, Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray St., Portland, PortlandMaineWinterMarket.com.

Saturday 2/19 Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 senior/ $5 ages 6-16, Cumberland County Civic Center, corner of Spring and Center St., Portland, homegardenflowershow.com. Portland Trails Winter Walk Series, Presumpscot River Preserve, 8:45-10 a.m., free, meet at the Overset Road Trailhead, Portland, bring snowshoes if possible, register at info@trails.org or 775-2411, check weather cancellations at trails.org. Windowsill Gardening, 10 a.m., free, Skillin’s Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 829-5619; and Skillin’s Greenhouses, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 781-3860, extra class at 2 p.m. Falmouth.

Sunday 2/20 Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, $8 adult/ $6 senior/ $5 ages 6-16, Cumberland County Civic Center, corner of Spring and Center St., Portland, homegardenflowershow.com. ”Winter Trees and Shrubs” Guided Winter Nature Program, 2 p.m., Sundays through Feb. 27, free with park admission, meet at the benches by second parking lot, weather permitting, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, 426 Wolfes Neck Road, Freeport, 865-4465.

Monday 2/21 Scarborough Garden Club Meeting, 1 p.m., free, open to new members, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, 510-1514.

Saturday 2/26 Longfellow “February Frostbite” 2.5K Road Race, 8 a.m., along Congress Street, Portland, register at longfellowchorus.com/frostbite. html or 232-8920.

Getting Smarter Thursday 2/17 ”A Brief History of the Ancient Olympics,” talk by Tim Robinson, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, Room 503, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus, hosted by The Hellenic Society of Maine, 892-9831. “Cell Phones, E-Readers, Notepads and More!” presentation hosted by Willard Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Betsy Ross House Community Room, 99 Preble St., South Portland, 767-2374. “Why Interior Design is an Art,” illustrated program with Kim Connell of Coastal Maine Designs, 7 p.m., free, Yarmouth Town Hall Community Room, Main St., Yarmouth, sponsored by Yarmouth Arts Evening with the Artist series, Anne Tarbox, 829-5567.

Friday 2/18 SMCC Seminar for Entrepreneurs, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free, 20-minute sessions with investors/coaches to discuss your business ideas, for National Entrepreneurial Week, Hague Hall Conference Room, Southern Maine Community College, must preregister, Michelle Neujahr, 741-1423 or mneujahr@ smccme.edu.

Saturday 2/19 ”Laser Fest ‘11” daily laser shows, constellation shows, music laser shows, Feb. 19-27, hosted by the Southworth Planetarium, USM Portland, 780-4249, full schedule at usm.maine.edu/planet.

Monday 2/21 Global Health and You: Why Culture Matters, presentation by Collins Airhihenbuwa, hosted by UNE’s Center for Global Humani-

ties, free and open to public, 5 p.m. reception at UNE’s Art Gallery, Portland campus; 6 p.m. lecture at WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE Portland campus, une.edu.

Tuesday 2/22

Writing A Business Plan: Why you need one & when to revise it, 2-5 p.m., small fee, SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Second Floor, East Tower, Portland, must preregister, scoremaine.com, 772-1147.

Wednesday 2/23

Beginner Beekeeping Course, 5 Wednesdays, Feb. 23-Mar. 23, $75 per person or couple, 303 Payson Smith Hall, Falmouth St., USM Portland Campus, led by Erin MacGregor-Forbes, Master Beekeeper and Geoff MacLean, Vice President, Cumberland County Beekeepers Association, hosted by UMaine Cooperative Extension, to register, Colleen Hoyt, 780-4205.

Naturalist Forum: Perspectives on alewives and the cod family, lecture by Ted Ames, 7 p.m., free and open to the public, hosted by Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth, 7812330, maineaudubon.org.

”Nature Under Your Nose,” 3-D slide show by Roger Richmond, 6:30-7:30 p.m., free, open to public, Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport 865-3307, freeportlibrary.com.

Family Finances Seminar, 6:308:30 p.m., $50 adult/ $75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Saturday 2/26

Family Finances Seminar, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $50 adult/ $75 couple, hosted by The Institute for Financial Literacy, 260 Western Ave., South Portland, registration required, 221-3601.

Woodturning Demonstration with Clive Brooks, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., free and open to the public, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 200 Gorham Road, South Portland, 761-4402.

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Woodturning Demonstration with Clive Brooks, 1-4 p.m., free and open to the public, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 200 Gorham Road, South Portland, 761-4402.

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chronic health problems, 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 17–Mar. 25, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 136 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, registration required, call Anne Murray, 800-427-7411, ext. 529.

Weighty Matters Support Group, 6-7 p.m, $10, Martin’s Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St., Portland, 800-260-6681 or healtheducation@martinspoint.org.

Wisdom At Work Series, “Five Real-World Strategies To Find A Meaningful Job”presented by Melissa Suey, of Red Sky Leadership, 12-1 p.m., free, open to the public, hosted by Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, portlandlibrary.com.

Saturday 2/19

Kids First Program, for parents in separation or divorce, 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., Suite 101, Portland, 761-2709.

Sunday 2/20

Maine Essential Tremor Support Group, informal self-help group, 2-3:30 p.m., free, MMC Scarborough Learning Resource Center meeting room, Scarborough, 510-1402.

Tuesday 2/22

“Living Art-Living Well Studio,” seminar on impact of art in aging, with Acadian woodcarver Tom Cote and his 13-year-old apprentice/granddaughter, Ellyzabeth Bencivenga, 12-2 p.m., free, WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE’s Portland Campus, sponsored by the UNE Maine Geriatric Education Center, Judith A. Metcalf, 221-4459.

Wednesday 2/23

Grief Support Group, for people who are grieving the death of a loved one, 1-2:30 p.m., 6 Wednesdays, Feb. 23-March 30, free, VNA Home Health & Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, must register, Linda Hopkins, 400-8714.

Kids & Family Stuff ”James and the Giant Peach,” presented by the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, Feb. 18-March 6, $7-$8; 4 p.m. Fridays-Sundays; 1 p.m., 4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 1820, Feb. 25-27, Mar 4-6, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234 ext. 231, kitetails.org. L.L.Bean Kids Winter Fun Week, Saturday, Feb. 19-Sunday, Feb. 27, free, open to the public, with daily performers, including Ellis Paul, Yo Yo People, Keith Munslow, Michael Parent, Brent McCoy, Flannery Brothers and Bari Koral, L.L.Bean Flagship Campus, Main Street, Freeport, for schedule of events, llbean.com/stores or call 1-800559-0747, ext. 37222. Maine Audubon Vacation Camp at Gilsland Farm, for campers in grades 1-5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 2225, Gilsland Falmouth, register at 781-2330 ext. 209.

Wednesday 2/16 “Wednesdays in the Park,” winter sports activities, hosted by Portland Recreation and Ski Maine, 1-3:30 p.m., free, Payson Hill Terrain Park, Payson Park, Portland.

Saturday 2/19 ”Imaginations Take Flight,” interactive theater workshop, 10:30 a.m., Feb. 19, 25, $15 per session or $40 for all, Theater for Kids at Portland Stage, register at theaterforkids@portlandstage.org or 774-1043 ext. 117. “The Two Storytellers,” story, mime, and song with Antonio Rocha and Michael Parent, 2 p.m. family matinee, Saturday and Sunday, $10 adult/ $5 child/ $20 family of four, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993, LucidStage.com.

Sunday 2/20 “Explore India! Celebration,” 1-3:30 p.m., with Indian music, dancing, food, activities, free with

admission, $9 nonmember, members free, Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, kitetails.org. “Kids, Kartoons, and Kotzschmar” family concert with Rob Richards, 2 p.m., $17 adult/ $10 students, ages 12 and under free, but must have ticket, available through Port Tix, 842-0800, ticket. porttix.com, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland, hosted by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. “The Two Storytellers,” story, mime and song with Antonio Rocha and Michael Parent, 2 p.m. family matinee, Saturday and Sunday, $10 adult/ $5 child/ $20 family of four, Lucid Stage, Baxter Blvd., Portland, tickets, 899-3993, LucidStage.com.

Mid Coast Benefits Teddy Bear Drive, Boy Scout Troop 202, to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, new/gently stuffed toys collected through Feb. 25, Topsham collection boxes: Savings Bank of Maine, Norway Savings, Romeo’s Pizza, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Bootlegger’s, Down East C.U., Topsham Fair Hannaford, Five County C.U., Village Candle, Beverly’s Card; Brunswick locations: Savings Bank of ME, Maine St. and Cook’s Corner, Wal-Mart, Shaw’s, Northeast Bank; information, Garey, 504-1744.

Bulletin Board Longfellow Days, Feb. 6-27, month-long cultural programs brought to you by Bowdoin College and Brunswick Downtown Association, 85 Maine St., Brunswick, 729-4439, schedule of events at brunswickdowntown.com.

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Thursday 2/17 Bath Area Family YMCA annual meeting and recognition evening, 5:30-7:15 p.m., open to all members, Mae’s Cafe, Centre St., Bath, RSVP by Feb. 15, 443-4112.

Saturday 2/19 Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friendly’s Restaurant, Brunswick, Carol Dembeck, dembeckc@ usa.redcross.org.

Wednesday 2/23 Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Charles, Brunswick, Carol Dembeck, dembeckc@usa.redcross.org. The Maine Job Bank workshop, learn how to create a successful profile, sponsored by Coastal Counties Workforce Inc., basic computer/keboarding skills required, 11 a.m., Workforce Solution Center - BRAC Naval Air Station, Brunswick, 373-0754.

Sunday 2/27 Fort Andross Antique Show, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., free admission/ parking, Fort Andross Building, 14 Maine St., Brunswick, Deborah Stufflebeam, 522-1977, cabot@waterfrontme.com, cabotiques.com.

Call for Volunteers ”Success by 6,” United Way needs volunteers for the March 2 Community Read Aloud program; readers are matched with a classroom or center to talk about the importance of reading in their lives and to read with the children, contact Bonnie Paige, 442-7440 or succes@uwmcm.org. ”Road to Recovery,” American Cancer Society’s transportation program seeks volunteers to help cancer patients get to their treat-

ment appointments, call Janice Staples, 373-3715, janice.staples@ cancer.org, American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Topsham.

Dining Out Saturday 2/19 Bean Supper, to benefit the Topsham Trail Riders ATV/Snowmobile Club, 4-6 p.m., $7 adults, $3 kids, Topsham Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, Dale Giles, 725-6015.

Sunday 2/20 Public Breakfast Buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., suggested donation, adults $6, children under 12 $3, families with children under 12 $15 max, Knights of Columbus Hall, 807 Middle St., Bath.

Getting Smarter Wednesday 2/16 Career Planning Class sponsored by Women, Work and Community, Wednesdays, Feb. 16- March 16, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., free, University College Bath/Brunswick, pre-register, Shelley Taylor, 3861664, shelley.taylor@maine.edu. Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston, by environmental historian Michael Rawson, assistant professor of history at the City University of New York’s Brooklyn College, 7:30 p.m., free, open to the public, Bowdoin College, Main Lounge, Moulton Union, 725-3396.

Thursday 2/17 Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table meeting, “The Faces of Abraham Lincoln, a slide show,” by Dr. H. Draper Hunt, 7 p.m., free, open to the public, Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Dan Cunningham 729-9520, Jay Stencil 721-0235.

Town History Series, “The Davenports of Bath: A Legacy for Generations,” Barry Sturgeon, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Community Room, Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., Bath, 443-5141 ext. 18, history@patten.lib.me.us.

Saturday 2/19

”Time Flies,” open house with Chris Balzer of Balzer Family Clockworks, informal appraisals of your old watch or clock, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., free, The Brunswick Inn on Park Row, the Keeping Room, Brunswick.

Tuesday 2/22

”Climate Change,” speaker George Jacobson, Maine State Climatologist, 7-9 p.m., free, open to the public, First UU Church of Brunswick, 15 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

The Kennebec Company Workshop Tour, see cabinetry made, from wood selection to finish, 10 a.m., free, reservations required, children over 12 welcome with parent, Wing Farm Parkway, off Congress St., Bath, 721-0141.

Wednesday 2/23

”Social Animals and Higher Education,” Tom Cassidy Lecture followed by book signing by David Brooks, New York Times Op-Ed columnist, 7 p.m., $10 tickets, general public, available at David Saul Smith Union, 725-3375, Bowdoin College, Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, information, 725-3433, events@bowdoin.edu.

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Winter market from page 1 the center last year when participants were looking to move from their original spot on Free Street. O’Malley said he was skeptical at first, but the farmers liked the space and the city was willing to work with them to get zoning changes

in place that would allow a market in the building. “At first I thought, ‘Yeah, it’ll be a bunch of potatoes and turnips,’” he said. “But there’s everything. Fresh tomatoes, basil – they overwhelmed us.” The market started at the beginning of January and will run each Saturday through the end of April, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Mike Farwell, the owner of Uncle’s Farm in Hollis Center, sells his vegetables and honey at the outdoor Portland market in Deering Oaks in the summer. The market and his farm stand in Hollis are his only outlets. “We can for the market in the summertime, so we just planned and did more,” Farwell said. His offerings include honey, pickles, sauerkraut and other canned vegetables. He and farm hand Keith Boyle staffed their table Saturday. “So far, so good,” Farwell said of business at the winter market. “We’re seeing mostly regulars.”

Sidewalk snow from page 1 “You know, it didn’t snow last year and I guess everybody forgot about it,” he said. “The city needs to keep resources going.” Councilor Ed Suslovic, a member of the committee along with Marshall and Chairman Kevin Donoghue, put the item on the agenda. He did not return a request for comment this week. Reached Monday, Donoghue declined to comment. Residents can be fined for not clearing snow in a timely manner. The city re-

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The basement space is much larger than the space the market was using on Free Street, and includes a stage for entertainment and tables where people can sit and watch. O’Malley, who was directing people to the market Saturday morning, said it exemplifies what the center is trying to create – a real community space. “That’s what we are, after all, is a community center,” he said. “It’s in a neighborhood, people can walk here.” For more information on the Portland Winter Farmers’ Market, go to portlandmainewintermarket.com. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net

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quires sidewalks to be cleared to a 4-foot width within 24 hours after a storm. First-time offenders get warnings. Second offenses are $50, third $100 and each subsequent offense is $200. The sidewalk must also be appropriately sanded or cleared of ice. The Transportation Committee was scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at City Hall. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net

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Foods from page 2 or gingerbread cake might not seem like overly healthy choices, they qualify as part of the Healthier U.S. Schools Challenge, a program of the Department of Agriculture, the federal agency that monitors school lunches. Wentworth is one of 39 Maine schools that recently applied for recognition as one of the 1 percent of Healthier U.S. Schools nationwide. The criteria for elementary schools includes requirements that students have a different vegetable and fruit available every day of the week, at least one serving of whole grains three times a week and a minimum of 45 minutes of physical activity per week. In addition to Scarborough, elementary schools in Falmouth, Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Freeport, Yarmouth, Boothbay, Saco-Old Orchard Beach, and School Administrative District 61 in Naples also applied for the national recognition. “It’s about bragging rights,” said Heidi Kessler, school nutrition program manager

www.theforecaster.net for the statewide Let’s Go! nutrition and activity initiative. “Bragging rights are big. School nutrition programs don’t always have the best reputation, but things have changed.” Kessler said the schools spent two years putting together the applications, developing recipes and policies that fit into the program requirements. It’s up to each school’s nutrition director to determine how to meet the USDA’s Healthier Schools requirements. “When there are choices, (the students) try more things,” Scarborough School Nutrition Program Director Judy Campbell said. Campbell, a dietitian, has worked for the district for 26 years. She has seen a lot of food fads come and go, but one thing she said she is sure about is that students are more educated about nutrition now than they ever have been. “It’s so much different now,” Campbell said. “They’re so much more aware.” However, that awareness does not necessarily translate to better eating habits. According to a 2007 Kaiser Family Founda-

On the menu: ‘Fish Stix,’ ‘Eggs McSouth Portland’ Many Maine schools participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Healthier U.S. Schools Challenge post their monthly school menus online, including a weekly nutrient analysis. In Scarborough recently, Wentworth Intermediate School students had baked beans and hot dogs, scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, cheese calzones or grilled cheese sandwiches and a turkey and cheese “lunchable,” for a daily average of 1,239 calories, 52 grams of fat and 2,097 mg of sodium per meal, the highest averages for the month. Later this month, the Wentworth menu will offer Chef Boyardee ravioli, “Fish Stix,” hot dogs and cheeseburgers. One week this month in Falmouth, elementary school students had hot dogs, wheat dough cheese pizza, beef nachos and chicken nuggets, for a daily average of nearly 20 grams of fat, 679 calories and 992 mg of sodium, the highest average fat and caloric values for February. Last week, the school meals contained an average of 1,123 mg of sodium, the highest for the month. At South Portland’s Kaler Elementary School students will have grilled cheese sandwiches, “Egg McSouth Portland,” pork fried rice and Hawaiian pizza, for an average of 784 calories, 23 grams of fat and 1,458 mg of sodium per meal for the week. Fruit and vegetable-filled salad bars were available to students for all meals, and frequently rolls or bread products were whole wheat rather than white. However, in Scarborough, the daily peanut butter and jelly sandwiches available to students are made with white bread. Fish, other than “Fish Stix,” was not mentioned on the menus, except at Wentworth, which will have a tuna melt available once this month. Some schools offer gluten-free menus by special request. In Scarborough, the menu includes a chicken breast with whole-grain rice, corn tortilla with

sliced turkey, and gluten-free cheese pizza. When asked why hot dogs were included on the Wentworth School menu, Nutrition Director Judy Campbell said that was the only way to get the students to eat the accompanying, and healthier, baked beans. However, not everyone agrees that processed foods like hot dogs and fried foods should be used to lure students into eating better. Chef, author and advocate Ann Cooper, who started the non-profit organization The Lunch Box Project in Boulder, Colo., has worked to improve school lunches in Colorado and Berkeley, Calif. She and her organization have eliminated all processed and fried foods from all Boulder school lunches and have even begun giving away salad bars to schools around the country through the Saladbars2Schools project. “Some kids aren’t all that excited about it, but if kids weren’t excited about learning a new kind of math, would we say, hey they don’t have to learn that?” Cooper said. “We’re trying to save their lives.” Cooper emphasized the importance of teaching children healthy eating habits as a way to help them and their families make better choices. “We say we need to teach them math and science so they can excel. There’s nothing we can teach them that they’ll do every day except eat,” she said. Cooper said approximately 20 Boulder schools have entered the same USDA Healthier Schools initiative that attracted 39 Maine schools. She said feeding kids healthier lunches may be more expensive, but that any cost is worth it if it means improving children’s lives and health. “So what if it’s going to cost an extra 25 cents, 50 cents, a dollar? So what if it costs an extra $100 per kid per year? What is our kids’ health worth?” she said. — Emily Parkhurst

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tion report, 28.2 percent of Maine’s children were overweight or obese, and according to a 2009 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, 13 percent of Maine high school students were in the 95th percentile or above for weight. Even Campbell said awareness is sometimes not enough. “There’s always a group that’s interested (in good nutrition) and a group that will fight it,” she said, adding that a child’s peer group has a lot to do with the choices they’ll make in the lunch line. “If it’s cool to have school lunch, then they want it,” she said. In Falmouth, school nurse Sue Raatikainen said the school is encouraging students to make better choices by “eating their way through the rainbow (of fruits and vegetables),” and discussing the difference between white and wheat grains. The school is also buying some of its foods locally. “This year we have all grass-fed beef from Archer Angus Farm in Chesterville,” Raatikainen said. “There’s a small garden at the high school and we sometimes use vegetables from that. We’ve got Backyard Farms tomatoes.” As part of the Healthier U.S. Schools

initiative, the schools must ban vending machines full of sugary drinks or junk food in favor of water, milk and 100 percent juices with no added sweeteners, and include nutrition education for at least half the grade levels in the school. Campbell has her students dissect a whole grain in class and, during the month of March, which is national nutrition month, she said students will “eat the alphabet,” by trying a food that starts with every letter (minus a few tricky letters like X). The students even design potential menus for her to test their nutrition knowledge. “Some of the menus are at least as good as what I would have come up with,” she said. Emily Parkhurst can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or eparkhurst@theforecaster.net

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YARMOUTH COMMUNITY GARDEN seeks Assistant Coordinator to help manage its community plot. A.C. will help plant, maintain, and harvest food for local food pantries, direct volunteers, and coordinate deliveries w/food recipients. Applicant should be organized, good w/people, flexible, and have basic knowledge of organic gardening. 4-6 hrs. weekly from late April through midOctober. Benefits include stipend and free garden plot. Go to: www.yarmouthcommunitygarden.org or contact: Tracy Weber tracela8@yahoo.com

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