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Vol. 8, No. 34

News of The City of Portland

Races set for City Council, school elections

Schools turn focus to students, curriculum By Randy Billings PORTLAND — Public school students will resume classes on Tuesday, Sept. 7, kicking off a busy year for city schools. The Ocean Avenue Elementary School is expected to open after Christmas break and several schools will be under the leadership of new principals. New administrators, meanwhile, will be keeping an eye on the district’s fiscal health,

while working to unify new curriculum. High school students will be operating under a new unified schedule, designed to allow better sharing of resources, students and staff. With one budget season under his belt, Superintendent James Morse Sr., who starts his second year as school chief, said he is looking forward to working on the See page 25

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The new Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland was still under construction this week. Workers, above, hoisted panels to the roofline at the rear of the school where the panels will gather solar energy to heat water for the new building. It is scheduled to open early in 2011.

By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — The deadline for candidates to get on the November city election ballot passed Monday and it looks like District 3 will have the most interesting races. City Councilor Dan Skolnik announced earlier this summer that he will not seek a second term representing District 3. Two candidates have emerged to compete for the seat. Former Councilor and Mayor Edward Suslovic is one of the candidates running for the seat. Suslovic, a Kenwood Street resident, served one term as an atlarge councilor before losing his seat to Dory Waxman in 2008. Orland Street resident Will Mitchell is also seeking the District 3 seat. Mitchell is a son of gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell and runs a computer geographics business. Both candidates have children in Portland public schools and have said working with the School Committee will be a high priority. In the District 3 School Committee race, Frank Gallagher will compete against Laurie Davis to replace Peter Eglinton, who decided not to seek reelection. See page 33

November ballot will include question on non-citizen voting By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — A handful of people turned out Monday to express their opinions on what is expected to be the most contentious issue on the city ballot in November: Should non-U.S. citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? An effort spearheaded by the League of Young Voters earlier this year collected more

than 4,500 signatures to put the question on the ballot. The effort was launched in March after the city’s Charter Commission decided against including non-citizen voting rights in its recommended changes to the City Charter. The City Council on Monday held a public hearing before voting to put the question on the ballot. Voters will be asked in November if they favor al-

lowing legal, non-U.S. citizens who are residents of Portland and at least 18 years old to vote in School Committee and City Council elections, and on the school budget. Non-citizens would not be allowed to run for office. Alfred Jacob, a 26-year-old Portland resident who moved to the United States from Sudan when he was a child, spoke in favor of allowing non-citizen

voting. Jacob said the future of Portland will include an increased immigrant population that is becoming part of the community. “We seek a way of integrating and creating a better Portland,” he said. The Portland High School alumnus said there is a disconnect between the immigrant community and the school system, despite more than 25 per-

cent of the student population in Portland being immigrants. “Parents aren’t as involved with the schools,” he said, but allowing them to vote will increase their participation in school issues. Will Everitt, director of the Maine League of Young Voters, said there are as many as 10,000 immigrants living in Portland, See page 25

INSIDE Index Arts Calendar.................19 Classifieds......................28 Community Calendar......22 Eating Well.....................18

Meetings.........................22 Obituaries.......................12 Opinion.............................7 Out & About....................21

People & Business.........16 Police Beat.....................10 Real Estate.....................33 Sports.............................13

Plenty of reasons to follow UMaine football in 2010 Page 13

Flaws in Maine wind bill like skating on ‘dull skates’ Page 2

Diverse groups join forces to promote elected mayor Page 3


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Flaws in Maine wind bill like skating on ‘dull skates’ By Naomi Schalit AUGUSTA — After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. John Baldacci’s wind power task force members went one step further: They made a map. Without the map, the law would just be a set of rules. The map was essential because it showed where wind turbines could get fast-track consideration. The map designated all the organized towns and about a third of the unorganized territories as the state’s “expedited wind zone,” where that speedy consideration of projects would take place. The task force also proposed allowing the Land Use Regulation Commission to

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expand the areas if applicants met certain standards. How that map got drawn is not clear from the official record of the task force’s meetings. That’s because summaries for the last two meetings don’t exist, according to Rondi Doiron, secretary to task force Chairman Alec Giffen. “Everyone was working straight out on getting the report done and no one had time to get the summaries done,” Doiron wrote in an e-mail. But Giffen and others freely describe the map’s genesis: First, Giffen consulted with the developers’ representatives one-by-one, as they were loathe to share proprietary information with competitors. Then he went to environmental groups and asked what areas they wanted to protect. Then he came up with a proposed map designating expedited wind development areas.

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“I integrated, based on what I knew about what areas were important for what kinds of uses,” Giffen said, “presented it to the task force and got concurrence that the way in which it was outlined made sense.” Others describe the map-drawing process as a last-minute rush to get the task force report done in time for legislators to consider as they neared the end of a short session. “There was a lot of ‘Here, here, here and here’ and ‘No, no, no and no,’ ” during the map debate, said task force member Rep. Stacey Fitts, R-Pittsfield. “It changed several times.” Maine Audubon’s Jody Jones described the process as “I want this in, I want this out.” Whatever the process looked and sounded like is lost to the public record because no minutes were taken or recorded. And that is “shocking,” said Lewiston Sun Journal Managing Editor Judy Meyer, who is also vice president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition. Maine law doesn’t require groups like the governor’s wind task force to memorialize deliberations, Meyer said. “There’s no requirement that they record their meetings or produce minutes,” she said. “What smells particularly about this is that there are some summaries and not others. That’s a real eyebrowraiser. You’d think a governor’s task force would have the ability to keep minutes of its proceedings.” Giffen says the map — which was approved by the full Legislature — is only the first step in deciding whether a

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project should be built in a specific place. “It’s a coarse filter to try to get wind power development guided to parts of the landscape where it’s already partially developed and you already have infrastructure,” he said. “Then you have the finer filters of the regulatory process.” And just because a site is in the expedited permit zone doesn’t mean it’s an automatic approval once a wind power project applies for a permit to build. “The law specifically says that the permitting agency shall not compromise its regulatory review criteria,” LURC director Catherine Carroll said. “It’s not a slam dunk.”

Law tested, applicants testy

That point was made acutely clear this year in one of the first tests of the new law, an application by TransCanada to build turbines in the expedited wind zone near its western Maine Kibby Mountain project. At a meeting on July 7 in Bangor, LURC commissioners – all of whom were nominated or renominated by Baldacci – indicated by straw vote they’d deny TransCanada’s request to construct the turbines. Several environmental organizations, including the three groups that were on the governor’s wind power task force, testified against portions of the project. Objections ranged from damage to wildlife to degradation of the scenically valuable high mountain site. Many of the commissioners likewise expressed concerns about the potential harm the project would do to the site. Commissioners struggled to weigh the new law’s goals for wind power development against the environmental problems posed by the project. “I’m terribly conflicted here,” Commissioner Steve Schaefer said. He and other commissioners said they were unclear whether the law’s goals for wind power were binding on them and would force them to approve a project they didn’t feel protected the landscape they were legally obligated to protect. “The Wind Power Act looms large here,” Commissioner Ed Laverty said. “We’re all going to reduce global warming and our carbon footprint,” Laverty continued, “but most of the immediate benefits of projects like these do not accrue to the people of Maine, they’re exported through the grid elsewhere. “What stays with us in the state of Maine are the environmental impacts.” A few days after the LURC meeting, TransCanada project manager Nick DiDomenico was outraged at the meeting’s outcome. The environmental groups that had participated in the task force and then opposed TransCanada’s proposal drew his special wrath: “The (environmental groups) were at the table when the map was drawn up,” he said. “That to me means these areas are acceptable for visual impacts. Maybe we were a little naive in drawing that conclusion. “We thought the Wind Power Act meant something.” Within eight days, Peter Vigue, chairman of construction company Cianbro, had published a column in the Bangor

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By Kate Bucklin PORTLAND — That an organization of young, idealistic activists is joining with the Chamber of Commerce to push the issue seems in itself reason to believe the city may soon have an elected mayor. “It’s a great issue, it really cuts across the divide,” Will Everitt, director of the Maine League of Young Voters said of a recent recommendation by the Portland Charter Commission to shake up how the city does business by adding an elected mayor to local government. The recommendation also has support from the Portland Community Chamber, which represents 627 businesses.

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Currently, the city has a nine-member City Council and a city manager. The council appoints a member each year to serve as mayor, which really amounts to being the chairman of the board. The Charter Commission has recommended the city switch to a popularly elected mayor, one with some power to throw around. The question will go to voters in November, along with other Charter-related questions. The commission has recommended the mayor be elected through instant runoff voting to ensure the winner has the sup-

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port of a majority of voters (50 percent plus one vote). Voters would rank candidates in order of preference. The lowest vote getter will be dropped from contention until a winner emerges. The mayor’s job would be full time, with an annual salary of close to $70,000. He or she would shape city policy and also have some veto power and control over the city budget. Everitt said the run-off element has strong support from the league. “The big thing for us is to have an elected mayor with a majority vote,” he said. Ron Ward, president of the Portland Community Chamber, said that without a strong leader the city often flounders in its decision-making process, which isn’t good for attracting businesses and promoting economic development. “We need to have someone in charge who speaks with authority,” Ward said. “The city manager doesn’t get sent out with one, unified voice (from the City Council) often.” Ward said decisions must be made quickly in order to compete with other cities.

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Everitt and Ward said that in the coming week or so, their groups will come up with a steering committee and a campaign strategy. So far, no organized group opposed to the elected mayor proposal has emerged. Kate Bucklin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or kbucklin@theforecaster.net

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State wants $36K for public records As part of its reporting on the Wind Energy Act of 2008, the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting filed a state public records request under Maine’s Freedom of Access Act. However, the center never received much of the material it requested from the state because the cost was prohibitive: more than $36,200. That’s what the state Public Utilities Commission wanted from the center to search for e-mails from 2005-2007 between then-PUC Chairman Kurt Adams and any representatives of wind company First Wind (where Adams took a job after leaving the PUC); between Adams and Gov. John Baldacci, for whom Adams had previously worked as legal counsel, and between Adams and several prominent wind power attorneys employed by the law

Wind from page 2 Daily News excoriating LURC. Cianbro has done construction work on TransCanada’s wind power projects as well as others in the state. “This unpredictable regulatory environment will discourage investment in Maine,” Vigue wrote. On Aug. 1, retired law professor

firm of Verrill Dana. The center wanted those messages because Adams’ input had been crucial to the deliberations of the governor’s wind power task force. Initially, PUC attorney Joanne Stenack told the center that a search of backup discs containing e-mail records for the period prior to January 2008 could be done for a cost of upwards of $10,000. The center then asked for a waiver of the $10,000 cost, under provisions in the state’s FOAA that allow waivers to be granted for noncommercial use of public information. They refused to grant the waiver and revised their estimate of the cost for the Center to get the information to $36,239.52. — Naomi Schalit

Orlando Delogu published a similarly sharp-toned column in the Maine Sunday Telegram. “Reading a transcript of the recent LURC hearing on TransCanada’s proposed Kibby No. 2 wind energy project, a 45-megawatt expansion of an existing facility in Chain of Ponds Township, makes you want to cry for Maine’s economy and energy future,” Delogu wrote.

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to those who wanted to preserve them, have become coveted – and expensive – pieces of land.

from previous page “And then it makes you mad.” But state Sen. Peter Mills isn’t mad at LURC. Instead, he calls the LURC commissioners “victims” of a new state policy that isn’t clear enough about if, and how, competing values can be resolved. “No one wanted to be bothered with the details,” Mills said. “We’ll just leave it up to LURC to figure out what we mean. We passed this thing, but we never gave them the tools to deal with this.” LURC Commissioner Sally Farrand mirrored Mills’ frustration, when she remarked during the July 7 hearing, “Boy, I sure hope we can tighten up some of this stuff because I see it as a skating rink with some very dull skates.”

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“Were it not for the wind-power market, alpine land has fairly limited value,” said Alan Stearns, deputy director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands. “Right now the mathematics is land with wind power potential is not for sale for conservation. “As long as the market for wind power is dynamic,” Stearns said, “most landowners with wind-power potential are working with wind power developers, not conservation groups, for that land.” And turbine noise that irritates neighbors has proven to be especially problematic, with residents who live near towers complaining of sleep disturbance and other health problems. But a comparison of the task force’s report with the governor’s legislation that became the Wind Power Act reveals a significant omission: The recommendation that the environmental protection commissioner be given the power to continued page 32

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Komen Race for the Cure coming to Portland By Alex Lear CUMBERLAND — Marjorie Adams will run her fourth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year, honoring fellow cancer survivors and others who have been affected by the disease. The race will be held in Portland this year for the first time, on Sept. 12, followed by the now-traditional Bangor race one week later. Adams has run in the Bangor race for the past three years, and the Cumberland woman will participate in the 5-kilometer event this time in Portland. The 60-year-old wife and mother of two was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2005. A lumpectomy followed, and then a mastectomy, after which Adams underwent chemotherapy and radiation and was on weekly Herceptin infusions for a year. “It seemed to be a surprise to everyone, through the whole process, which I

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guess is not uncommon,” Adams said on Monday. “I had had a mammogram the previous December, which was clear.” By March she realized something was wrong, and she eventually discovered a lump. Although her doctor did not think there was cause for worry, a biopsy ultimately revealed the cancer. After completing her Herceptin treatments Adams underwent a bone scan and was found to be clear. Annual scans and subsequent blood tests have also given her a clean bill of health. “Everything so far looks great,” Adams said. “I have no reason to think it won’t be.” Adams said she was inspired to run the Komen race the first time by a friend who had been running in the Komen race with her Bangor-based brother. She found herself among a huge group

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Marjorie Adams, a breast cancer survivor from Cumberland, will run her fourth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year when the event makes its debut in Portland.

of women who had either battled cancer or were there because someone they knew had been affected by the disease. “It was just an incredible experience,” said Adams, who has run for about 35 years and runs about 55 to 60 miles a week. “The Komen people have really figured out how to pull this event together in a way that celebrates women survivors and honors women who have died of this disease.” She noted that a lot of non-athletes take

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Nazareth today Most of us think of Nazareth, the boy- nomically in relation to its numbers and hood home of Jesus, as a quaint little its capacity. village in an idealized diorama of the Unless one clings to the truly untenable Holy Land. belief that Arabs are somehow constituNowadays, however, it’s a bustling, tionally ill-suited to high-tech success, hot and dusty city in which a cacophony it’s clear that there is something seriously of car horns, buses and wrong with this picture. construction equipment In fact the continuing Global assaults the ears while economic disparity between shopping malls dot the Israel’s majority and Arab surrounding hillsides. populations has long been The overwhelming a troubling condition and a majority of Nazareth’s festering source of discon65,000 residents are Artent. In recent years, howabs. Neighboring cities ever, a number of initiatives and smaller municipalihave been undertaken that ties in the vicinity commay finally help generate prise an agglomeration the kind of economic opthat exceeds 200,000, of portunity and encourage the which nearly 60 percent kind of social mobility that are Arab Israeli citizens. will not only help create a Overall, Israel’s Arab foundation for future prossector comprises some Perry B. Newman perity, but help to promote 1.4 million citizens. Most a level of security, based on live in the north or around Jerusalem, opportunity, that can change the face of and, by and large, live apart from the the nation. Jewish majority, and certainly far reThere are dynamic organizations in moved from the much ballyhooed tech- Israel working to bridge the opportunology boom that has catapulted Israel nity gap, but of particular interest in the to the highest rankings in global research current environment, in which Israel’s and development. admirers proudly refer to her as “StartFor most visitors to Israel, too, whether up Nation,” is a technology incubator tourists or high-tech entrepreneurs, Is- in Nazareth, where, for Christians, the rael’s Arab citizens are seen, if at all, in greatest story ever told has its roots. the background. It is true that Israel boasts more techA recent study revealed that while Is- nology start-up ventures, per capita, than rael’s Arab citizens comprise 20 percent any country in the world, and the most, in of the population, they account for only absolute numbers, of any country except 8 percent of the gross national product. the United States. Israel also has more Whether owing to lack of opportunity, Ph.D.’s per capita than any country in discrimination, internal cultural pres- the world, and publishes more scientific sures, geography or a combination of papers per capita than any country in these factors, the fact remains that the the world. Israelis hold more patents per Arab sector is “underperforming” eco- capita than any nation in the world.

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But left behind in this dynamic technology environment are Israel’s Arab high-tech entrepreneurs. They do not benefit from lifelong networks formed by military service in the Israeli Defense Forces, since, if they serve, they are seldom admitted to elite units. Nor, if they venture out of predominantly Arab cities, are they offered positions in leading technology companies. Enter the NGT (“New Generation Technologies”) Incubator in Nazareth. Founded (and funded) by Israeli Arab entrepreneurs and the government Office of the Chief Scientist, NGT today houses some 18 start-up ventures, most in the life sciences, headed by Arab and Jewish entrepreneurs, as well as some companies with joint management and ownership. Entrepreneurs admitted to the incubator benefit from grants, investor and management networks, lab facilities and an environment conducive to collaboration. Arab and Jewish scientists and technology developers work side by side, confronting on a daily basis many of the challenges that the nation faces as a whole, but overcoming them where possible by a shared focus on science, research and, one hopes, profit. NGT is not a panacea, of course, and

Arab technology entrepreneurs continue to face challenges. One shared her frustration (“A degree in physics from Technion, and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Ben Gurion ... and not a single job interview”) with me, while another said, “I hate to disappoint you, but as a M.D. and a Ph.D., I have had no problems whatsoever in Israel.” The truth, as always, is complex, and in future columns I will further detail efforts Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/66063

to nurture Israel’s Arab high-tech sector. It’s interesting to note that among the many Jewish Israelis with whom I spoke regarding the economic situation in the country, I found unanimity: Israel will be a better, more secure and more prosperous society if it can foster an Arab hightech entrepreneurial class. Achieving unanimity in Israel on any point – especially one concerning the need to bolster Arabs economically – is noteworthy in itself. Perry B. Newman is a South Portland resident and president of Atlantica Group, an international business consulting firm based in Portland, with clients in North America, Israel and Europe.

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The perfection of imperfection Biologically speaking, had it been possible for Martha Stewart and Julia Child to reproduce, I could have easily been their baby. Not only do I love decorating cakes with freshly sugared violets and consider homemade chicken pot pie to be an aphrodisiac, but I have actually been mistaken for Martha on numerous occasions. The most humorous incident ocNo Sugar curred in a quaint seaside town in Rhode Island, but that is, once again, a story for another day. Now, although I enjoy all things good and aesthetically pleasing, I am no Martha. And I no longer aspire to be. My life lessons have taught me that the quest for perfection keeps us from true contentment and happiness. I’m proud to say that at this point, I am infinitely more Julia than Martha. Sandi Amorello Julia would throw the rules out the window, drop the chicken on the floor, laugh at the rubbery baguette, use too much butter, and speak her mind. And she’d do it on national television. She was real. And she was joyful. I miss Julia. Martha always seems as if she needs a strong cocktail or two to loosen her up. Even after the whole prison thing. The fact that I am more Julia than Martha was quite apparent one recent evening, as I lay on a hospital table, waiting to have the blood-gushing gash in my left index finger stitched up. Only 90 minutes earlier, I had been in my kitchen, hap-

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my children’s faces, glowing in the candlelight, they made a toast: “To mom, our fearless cook.” We laughed and clinked glasses, and I wished their dad were there beside me, to kiss my throbbing fingertip. And I soaked up the perfection. No Sugar Added is Cape Elizabeth resident Sandi Amorello’s biweekly take on life, love, death, dating and single parenting. Get more of Sandi at irreverentwidow.com, see her art at Silver Crayon Studios in Portland or contact her at sandi@irreverentwidow.com.

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Beem should stick to the sweet stuff Shame on you for printing that heinous column, “Bring Back Compassionate Conservatism,” by Edgar Allen Beem. Most who read your weekly paper do so mainly for the “wishful gossip” and humor provided from the Police Beat, as well as to catch up on recent civic and school-related news. If people are looking to read insults spewed toward those who do not share his “leftist-liberal-progressive” views, we could simply go to the editorial section of the Portland Press Herald every single day. For you to devote the editorial section of that particular week to the shortcomings of Michael Doyle from Falmouth, for “sucking up the town’s resources,” yet print another one of Edgar Allen Beem’s irrational rants about what makes one a “true American,” as if he’s not “sucking the life out of civilized social behavior,” seems ironic at best. I understand Mr. Beem’s column, “The Universal Notebook,” is an outlet for his “personal, weekly look at the world around him,” but rest assured, Mr. Beem’s opinion is simply not “universal.” Mr. Beem should stick to writing sweet and touching stories about becoming a grandfather for the first time, because, maybe then, and only then, he would be able to maintain an itty-bitty newborn grasp on the itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie bit of respect he still might have left in this world. Karen Libby Cumberland Center

Blinded by the wind Are the Howletts of Yarmouth living in another dimension or are they so blinded by ideology that facts do not matter? There is no empirical evidence anywhere that wind power reduces emissions. All of the studies which state this as fact are actually “conceptual” projections and not measurements of performance. Denmark is the standardbearer of wind development in the world and they were the only industrialized country that failed to meet EU power industry emissions reduction requirements in the last audit. First Wind is the largest developer of wind power in Maine, yet despite taking hundreds of millions of dollars in free government money and guarantees, their operating losses are increasing as they complete each new wind power project. If they fail what happens to their existing projects in Maine? The state has pursued development of wind power in a vacuum void of both actual historical performance data and scope of analyses. Wind power is an intermittent resource being forced upon a grid system that requires dispatchable control and consistency. We can transform the electric power grid system to accommodate wind power, but at great cost and huge risk to reliability. But the real question is why are we mandating a controversial energy source with no proven efficacy when it will not become viable until we have economically viable electricity sequestration? William Downes Cape Elizabeth

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Paying attention Yesterday morning, when I sat down at the computer, I looked out the window and saw a nuthatch asleep on the bird feeder, its beak resting on the plastic cylinder of black oil sunflower seeds, eyes wide open, motionless as chickadees came and went. I watched it for a while before going outside to check on it, because it is so rare to have a live bird remain so still. When I did step outside, it flew off, startled, to start a new day. The Universal Paying attention to the natural world is getting harder and harder to do. In a certain sense, I’m afraid we all suffer from attention deficit disorder, so distracted are we in our pluggedin, multi-tasking lives. And it’s not just the frenetic pace. I’m beginning to think it’s all the technology as well. I spend so much time online writing, e-mailing, Edgar Allen Beem researching, staring at and into the electronic glow of the computer screen that I sometimes find it hard to focus my eyes when I switch to reading the more stable platform of a newspaper, magazine or book. I won’t be getting a Kindle any time soon. Somehow, the bright seduction of our everyday lives seems to be blinding us to the wonders of the phenomenal world. The other night, for example, Carolyn and I drove out to the edge of town looking for the Northern Lights, but, had they been on display as advertised, the halo of light pollution from shopping centers would have dimmed their celestial dance. But when we sat out in lawn chairs a few nights later to watch the Perseid meteor shower, it wasn’t the lack of darkness that hampered my viewing. The town has unplugged the street light in front of our house as a cost-saving measure, so with the house lights all turned off the backyard sky was clear and black and filled with stars. My problem was that I didn’t know where or how to look. Staring up into the night sky, I found my eyes darting nervously. I could not rest my eyes on the

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there helplessly on his back on a blanket in the yard, saw his obvious delight in the wind and the sunlight playing through the trees, and I was forced to conclude that he was far more comfortable in the natural world at 6 weeks than I am at 61 years. Maybe that’s because he’s just taking it all in, paying attention without worrying about what it all means. 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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operating without a license. 8/16 at 10 p.m. Anthony Wardwell, 46, was arrested by Officer Chris Shinay on Portland Street on a charge of public drinking. 8/17 at 9 a.m. Philip Baker, 29, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on Hampshire Street on charges of aggravated criminal mischief and criminal trespass. 8/17 at 1 a.m. Matthew Cole, 20, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Chris Mitchell on Park Avenue on charges of burglary, theft and violation of conditional release. 8/17 at 2 p.m. William Constantine, 38, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Jamie Beals on Taft Avenue on a charge of theft. 8/17 at 11 p.m. Corey Cushman, 18, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Daniel Townsend on Park Avenue on charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. 8/17 at 10 p.m. Andrew Fontaine, 33, of Westbrook, was arrested by Officer Shawn Gagnon on Market Street on a charge of theft. 8/17 at 1 p.m. Patricia Gillis, 38, was arrested by Officer Richard Ray on Congress Street on a charge of robbery. 8/17 at 9 a.m. Adrian Gusteau, 41, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Thomas Reagan on Capisic Street on a charge of operating after suspension. 8/17 at 2 p.m. Brian Hendsbee, 30, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Tim Farris on Exeter Street on a charge of operating after suspension. 8/17 at 12 p.m. Jason Leeman, 31, of Brunswick, was arrested by Officer David Mulry on Forest Avenue on a charge of theft. 8/17 at 9 a.m. Tyler Lematty, 22, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on Hampshire Street on charges of aggravated criminal mischief and criminal trespass. 8/17 at 9 a.m. Devan MacMillan, 19, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on Hampshire Street on charges of aggravated criminal mischief and criminal trespass. 8/17 at 9 a.m. Justin McLaughlin, 21, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on Hampshire Street on charges of aggravated criminal mischief and criminal trespass. 8/17 at 11 p.m. Jessica Taplin, 21, of Gray, was arrested by Officer Jay Twomey on High Street on a charge of disorderly conduct. 8/18 at 3 p.m. Abdikadir Bare, 26, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on Forest Avenue on charges of theft and violation of conditional release. 8/18 at 1 p.m. Ethan Brown, 46, of Brunswick, was arrested by Officer William Stratis on State Street on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon. 8/18 at 7 p.m. Timothy Hamilton, 33, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Robert Cunningham on Allen Avenue on a charge of assault. 8/18 at 12 p.m. Kelly Kruger, 28, of Portland, was arrested by Officer John Curran at Horton Place on charges of attempting to acquire drugs by deception, criminal mischief, operating after suspension and violation of conditional release. 8/18 at 12 a.m. George McQuinn, 50, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Christian Stickney on Brighton Avenue on charges of assault and criminal threatening. 8/18 at 11 a.m. Darylselam Mohamed, 26, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Tim Farris on Bates Street on a charge of unlawful trafficking in drugs. 8/19 at 1 p.m. Nicholas Dadiego, 27, of Portland, was arrested by Officer William Stratis on Sherman Street on a charge of assault. 8/19 at 2 p.m. Aregawi Gebrewahid, 25, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Richard Ray on Lancaster Street on charges of assault and violation of conditional release. 8/19 at 4 p.m. Zdzislawa Klosowska, 52, of

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from previous page Westbrook, was arrested by Officer Jamie Beals on Brighton Avenue on charges of operating under the influence and violation of conditional release. 8/19 at 1 a.m. Nancy Lupai, 21, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Mark Kezal on Free Street on a charge of disorderly conduct. 8/19 at 1 a.m. Abuk Majok, 22, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Shawn Gagnon on Free Street on a charge of disorderly conduct. 8/19 at 1 a.m. Linda Nag, 18, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Martin Ney on Free Street on a charge of disorderly conduct. 8/19 at 2 a.m. Michelle Riolo, 41, of Peaks Island, was arrested by Officer Chris Hawley on Upper A Street on a charge of violation of conditional release. 8/19 at 7 p.m. Richielle Rose, 44, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Robert Cunningham on Auburn Street on a charge of acquiring drugs by deception. 8/20 at 1 p.m. Danica Barboza, 20, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Amie Rapa on Fore Street on a charge of engaging in prostitution. 8/20 at 10 p.m. Matthew Chase, 29, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Paul King on Riverside Street on charges of

criminal trespass and violation of conditional release. 8/20 at 12 a.m. Del Hathaway, 30, of Lynn, Mass., was arrested by Officer Terry Fitzgerald on Congress Street on charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and unlawful trafficking in drugs. 8/20 at 7 p.m. Amber Hitchcock, 20, of Windham, was arrested by Officer Jay Twomey on Middle Street on charges of public drinking and violation of conditional release. 8/20 at 7 p.m. Lawrence Humiston, 31, of Windham, was arrested by Officer Christian Stickney on Brighton Avenue on a charge of violation of conditional release. 8/20 at 5 a.m. Forrest Lancaster, 31, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Chris Dyer on Congress Street on a charge of assault. 8/20 at 12 a.m. Matthew Methot, 20, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Michael Galietta on Allen Avenue on a charge of operating under the influence. 8/20 at 2 a.m. Francis Mezan, 20, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Jonathan Roberts on Cumberland Avenue on a charge of criminal mischief. 8/20 at 3 p.m. Cameron Myers, 48, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Chris Sibley on Washburn Avenue on a charge of theft. 8/20 at 3 p.m. John Peppers, 32, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Stephen Black on Bell Street on a charge of fugitive from justice. 8/20 at 10 a.m. Russell Townsend, 41, of Portland, was arrested by Officer Cong Van Nguyen on Woodford Street on charges of assault, criminal mischief, violation of conditional release and violation of protection order.

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attended St. Joseph’s School and graduated from Cheverus High School in 1952. From 1954 to 1956 he served stateside in the U.S. Army before attending St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md. He later studied at Glastonbury Monastery in Hingham, McCarthy Mass., and at Maryknoll Seminary in Glen Ellyn, Ill. On May 17, 1969, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland by the Most Rev. Peter L. Gerety, D.D. He was assigned to St. Patrick’s Church in Ellsworth, St. Mary’s Church in Bangor and lastly at St. John the Evangelist Church in South Portland until he retired

in August 1982 due to declining health.

Surviving are his sister, Joanne Dennis of Portland, two brothers, John K. “Jackie” McCarthy and his wife Joan of Cumberland and David E. McCarthy and his wife Vivian of Falmouth; many nieces and nephews; and grandnieces and grandnephews. Memorial services were held last week.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Manor Resident Activity Fund, 1133 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or to VNA Hospice, 50 Foden Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland.

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Golfing with a Hall of Famer By Peter Blais It was another beautiful day in a summer that has provided so many.

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Clayton “Tuna” Anderson, the pride of North Yarmouth’s Toddy Brook Golf Course and multi-time Toddy club champion, stood sheepishly on the fifth tee at Salem (Mass.) Country Club. The single-digit handicapper had opened the first four holes of the historic, 115-year-old club – that has hosted five national championships, most recently the 2001 U.S. Senior Open — with an uncharacteristic doublebogey, bogey, bogey and bogey. His thick-legged, thick-chested playing partner sidled up next to him and growled in his ear. “I thought you were a player,” Boston Bruins great Ray Bourque said. “I usually have a little swing oil when I play. Plus, I’m a little nervous playing with you, Ray,” a chagrined Tuna countered, offering the Salem CC member a weak smile. Bourque, a Stanley Cup winner and a National Hockey League Hall of Famer, looked surprised, then replied with a chuckle, “No swing oil while we’re playing here. See that red stake. Just relax and hit the

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Boston Bruins legend and NHL Hall of Famer Ray Bourque (second from left) shared a day of golf recently with Toddy Brook golfers Clayton “Tuna” Anderson (far right) and Rick Baietti (far left), along with Waterville’s John Donato (second from right).

(expletive) ball straight at it.” Tuna, his Toddy Brook mate Rick Baietti and Waterville golfer John Donato laughed along with the Stanley Cup champ, “who looks like he could still play in the NHL,” Anderson recalled. Bourque spent the rest of the afternoon directing his Maine guests around the course, offering tips on how to play the Donald Ross design. Tuna responded by playing the next 14 holes in even par. “When we played the 14th

hole, a 203-yard, par-3,” Baietti remembers, “we all stuck our drives within 15 feet of the cup. The Salem CC club champ was playing in front of us and asked Ray who we were. Ray replied we were just “farm boys from Maine, but they can play.’” The “farm boys” puffed out their chests, with Anderson and Baietti rolling in birdies while Donato, the current Waterville CC senior champion, matched Bourque’s par. There was a friendly wager on the game. “Let’s just put it this way,”

Baietti said proudly. “Ray had to buy drinks for all at the 19th hole.”

with his wedges, though. Best day of golf I ever had in my life,” Tuna said.

Sharing an adult beverage following their round, Tuna and his newfound NHL Hall of Fame friend perused a scorecard that shows the Toddy Brooker with a 5-over 77 and Bourque with an 82.

Anderson made the trip to Salem CC courtesy of Baietti, the owner of Portland Collision, who won the right for he and two friends to play with Bourque during last October’s STRIVE auction, where Baietti submitted the winning bid. STRIVE is a division of South Portland-based PSL services, designed to help young adults with developmental disabilities.

“When I found out I was playing with three guys from Maine, I thought I’d just be looking for balls in the woods all day. Got to admit, though, you’re pretty coachable,” said Anderson, recalling Bourque’s comments. Sitting in a golf car recently while taking a few moments off from repairing divots on the second hole at Toddy Brook, where the husky hacker splits his time between working on the grounds crew and pro shop desk, Tuna assessed Bourque’s game that mid-summer afternoon. “He hit the ball a ton with his driver. He had a few problems

Anderson calls Salem CC, with its meticulous conditioning and classic white clubhouse, the most beautiful course he ever played. Bourque noted it took him nine years before the club allowed him to become a member.

“That’s the way it should be,” Baietti recalls Bourque saying of his almost-decade-long wait for

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Plenty of reasons, opportunities to follow UMaine football in 2010 By Eric Carson Word on the street is that the 2010 University of Maine Black Bears football team is going to be a handful. Most of a solid 2009 defense returns, while the offense has been repaired with the return of Lewiston fullback Jared Turcotte, a freshman All-America selection who missed all of last season. Chris Treister, Portland High’s record-setting quarterback, has returned as a junior after toppling four school records in his debut start last year in Orono. Treister started the final two games of the 2009 season and might finally get his shot to run the Black Bears offense this fall. Treister broke out in Week 8 last year against Rhode Island with a game for the ages, completing 40-of-46 passes for 468 yards and five touchdowns. In his first start, four all-time

passing records were bumped from the school record books. Treister’s 40 completions and his 87 percent completion percentage were both tops in Black Bears’ history. With expectations at an alltime high for Black Bears football, and several players from Western A programs on the roster and most in starting roles, the folks up north want to know where all the Portlandarea fans are. In particular, with players from southern Maine finding jobs with the Black Bears football team, coach Jack Cosgrove and his staff are hoping to get more and more high school football players up to the games on Saturday afternoons. They have some pretty good ideas and deals kicking in this year to try and make it happen. Not feeling the 166-mile drive continued next page

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Black Bears open the season hosting the University of Albany at 7 p.m. The is also Military Appreciation Day, with a special Military Tailgate that starts at 4 p.m. and features special pregame and halftime recognition for current and past members of the United States Armed Forces. “Get in the cars, get in the bus and come on up,” said Cosgrove. “I was at the alumni dinner and I told them if anyone out there could fill up a bus and come up for a game the whole bus could stand on the sidelines with us. I meant it. We’re

from previous page to Orono? No problem. The University of Maine has put together a sponsorship program with Shipyard Brewing Co. For home games, fans can gather at the Shipyard restaurant and take chartered coach buses to Orono. The deal includes tailgate provisions, tons of food and Shipyard beer. The program begins Sept. 2, when the

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Bear schedules will be handed out, and parents and friends tickets go for just $10. “We have several players from Southern Maine up here competing at this level,” Cosgrove said. “Everybody knows the Chris Treisters and Jared Turcottes, but we have some others guys up here that are a part of this program. They played in the same league as these kids, and now they’re playing in the CAA, the best conference there is at this level. I think that’s a great vision for them to have. They have a chance to go to their home state university and not only get an education, but have the chance to play football.” “Friends and Family Day” has been scheduled for Sept. 25 when the Black Bears host William & Mary. Maine has two more home games left after that with special deals and trip packages available.

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Golf from page 13 Salem CC membership approval, despite his NHL Hall of Fame credentials. Over the course of their four-plus hours together, Anderson, a father of two, learned that Bourque’s daughter, Melissa, is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, where one of Tuna’s daughters will be a freshman this fall. Bourque’s oldest son, Chris, who played briefly with the AHL Portland Pirates and later with the Washington Capitals, has signed to play this season with a Russian team, HK Atlant of the

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Lighthouse art on view at Ocean Gateway PORTLAND — The Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Portland have collaborated to display artwork depicting Maine lighthouses at the Ocean Gateway Visitor Information Center in Portland. Graphic artist Alan Claude created 13 large posters of Maine lighthouses to commemorate National Lighthouse Day. The Maine Lighthouse Collection Series will be on display until November. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Portland painter chosen for Monhegan program PORTLAND — Christopher Keister, a painter from Portland, was selected from a pool of 35 applicants for the 2010 Monhegan Island artist-in-residence by the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation.

Keister’s work has previously been featured in the Center for Maine Contemporary Art juried biennial, 2004 and 2008, and the Portland Museum of Art biennial, 2003 and 2007. The MARC program chooses an emerging Maine artist each summer and provides lodging and a stipend for a fiveweek residency on Monhegan Island. To mark its 20th anniversary, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation is hosting “MARC @ 20,” an exhibition of work by 35 previous artists-in-residence at the Monhegan schoolhouse from Aug. 21 to Aug. 27. A portion of sales from the show will benefit the residency program. For information, please visit monheganislandresidency.org.

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New Ventures Christopher Kinkade of Harpswell has recently launched a new, all-natural soda company called Green Bee Soda in Brunswick. The company unveiled its signature soda flavor, Lemon Sting, made from Maine wildflower honey, lemon juice and rosemary. Green Bee Soda is handcrafted and bottled by Belle Fete, LLC in Brunswick, and can be found at local natural food stores. For more information, visit greenbeesoda.com.

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The Brunswick Lodge of Elks presented a $500 Gratitude Grant to the Brunswick Teen Center. The grant is the result of the Brunswick Lodge meeting its national foundation requirements; it received the funds to present to a local community program. Pictured here is Exalted Ruler Michael Murphy of Brunswick Lodge of Elks 2043, on right, as he presents the check to Teen Center Director Jordan Cardone.

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August 25, 2010 from previous page The Makeup Shop recently held a grand opening for its second store, located at 15 Main St. in Freeport. The new store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and on Sunday from 12 to 6 p.m. Alise Snyder, owner of The Makeup Shop, has 20 years of experience in the beauty industry as a professional makeup artist and licensed cosmetologist. The Makeup Shop’s flagship store is located at 209 Western Ave. in South Portland. Nutrition and fitness consultant Mike Foley of Foley’s Fitness has recently relocated to World Gym at 265 Marginal Way in Portland. Foley, a 22-year veteran in the nutrition field, holds a master’s degree in nutrition counseling, a bachelor’s degree in fitness and nutrition and is a Certified Dietary Technician. He is the also the co-author of “Eat to be Fit,” with Pat Walsh. Vicki Cambridge of Cape Elizabeth has opened Cambridge Coffee Bar and Bakehouse at 740 Broadway, west of the Casco Bay Bridge in South Portland. The coffee bar is located in the plaza near J.P. Thornton’s, and offers a drive-thru window and indoor seating on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alex Brown and Barbara DiBiase have opened NextCentury Energy Consultants. The Cumberland-based firm advises municipalities and businesses on energy management strategies and sustainable business practices. Services include funding opportunity reports, renewable energy site evaluations, building performance evaluations, energy project

management and policy advice. For information, visit NextCentEnergy.com. Home Remedies, a high-end fabric store in Portland, has opened its doors in the Portland Star Match Building on West Commercial Street in downtown Portland. The store, owned by Rachel Ambrose, offers products ranging from home decor fabrics and wallpaper, to furniture and local artwork. Home Remedies is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be found online at mainefabrics.com. Bangor Savings Bank has opened two new branches in Portland. The downtown branch is located at 280 Fore St., and the off-peninsula branch opened at 883 Forest Ave. AU, Inc., a local maker of fabric totes and bags, has moved its offices and opened a second retail store at 65 West Commercial St., Portland. The Portland retail store be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Baker Newman Noyes is a new partner in the Accounting Doctoral Scholars program administered through the AICPA Foundation. The program provides financial and other support to individuals committed to teaching and researching in areas of auditing and tax.

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An end-of-summer dinner party Here’s a whale of a way to wow people who have entertained you this summer: invite them to an end-of-theseason party featuring this fantastic fish and shellfish minestrone with pesto. Serve a large salad with the soup and, if you like baking, make the bacon-studded French Provencal flat bread to go with it. Everyone will love it. For dessert, fill a large trifle bowl with melon balls — pink (watermelon) and green (honeydew) look very festive.

Fish and Shellfish Minestrone with Pesto The recipe is from Paul Johnson’s “Fish Forever: The Definitive Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy, Delicious, and Environmentally Sustainable Seafood,” published by John Wiley & Sons,

2007. Add squid, mussels, shrimp, or octopus to this recipe to make it even grander, if you wish. It’s really at its best with the addition of about six ounces of squid or baby octopus. Serve this with lots of fresh country-style bread and a green salad. 2 cups dry white wine 2 pounds littleneck clams, scrubbed 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 leeks, white part only, halved, rinsed and sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 pound ripe tomatoes, diced (about 2 cups) 1 red bell pepper, roasted, peeled and diced 5 ounces Italian green beans (Romano), trimmed and cut into

1-inch sections (about 3/4 cup) 2 cups water 1 1/4 pounds haddock or other white-fleshed fish filets, cut into 1-inch cubes Pesto (recipe follows) In a large pot, bring the white wine to a full boil. Put the clams in the pot, put the cover on tight, and hold in place to create steam pressure; after 2 or 3 minutes, it will become difficult to hold the cover in place from the pressure of all the steam inside. Give the pan a rough shake but don’t look inside. Continue to shake the pan once every 30 seconds for the next 3 minutes; only then can you remove the cover and look inside. Remove the clams when they are just cooked, and reserve them and the stock. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and saute the leeks for 2 or 3 minutes, then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, red pepper, green beans, the reserved clam stock, and the water; simmer for 10 min-

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

Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Acorn Productions is accepting submissions for annual Phyzgig festival, seeking variety entertainers in any family-oriented genre for vaudeville festival in Portland from Christmas to New Year’s, Sept. 15 deadline, applications at acorn-productions.org/pages/ Phyzgig.html. Maine State Ballet Open Auditions for “The Nutcracker,” Thursday, Sept. 9; 4 p.m. ages 7-8; 5:15 p.m. ages 9-10; 6:30 p.m. ages 11-12; Friday, Sept. 10; 4 p.m. ages 13-15; 5:30 p.m. ages 16 and older; Maine State Ballet studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Wednesday 8/25 Southern Maine Children’s Chorus, open auditions, Wednesdays, Aug. 25, and Sept. 1, 4:30-7 p.m., USM Gorham campus, call 7805003 or email marshunda.smith@ maine.edu.

Tuesday 8/31 Musica de Filia Fall Season Auditions, for girl choirs grades 2-12, and Women’s Choir, 6 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, Musica de Filia Studio, 550 Forest Ave., Portland, musicadefilia.com, to schedule an audition call Cyndy, 807-2158.

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Friday 8/27

Eva Murray, author of “Well Out To Sea,” 2-4 p.m. book signing, Hamilton Marine, 100 Fore St., Portland, 548-6302.

“Fed Up,” documentary on Genetic Engineering, Industrial Agriculture and Sustainable Alternatives, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. film, free, Zero Station, 222 Anderson St., Portland, FourthFridayFOODFILMS.com.

Sarah Albee, author of children’s book “Poop Happened: A History of the World from the Bottom Up,” 3-5 p.m. reading and signing, for ages 8 and older, Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth.

Wednesday 9/1 Ann Beattie, author of “Walks With Men,” 12-1 p.m., PPL Brown Bag Lecture Series, Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland, 871-1700. Erika Waters, author of “Kittery to Bar Harbor: Touring Coastal Maine,” book signing 1 p.m, Sherman’s Books, 128 Main St., Freeport, 8699000.

Wednesday 8/25 Calvin Ball, presented by The Escapists, improv and comedy games, 7:30 p.m., $5, North Star Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, theescapists.net, 615-4021.

Friday 9/3 Bob Marley, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show, $25-$40, includes appetizers, 21+, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough.

Final 2010 Peaks Art Walk Aug. 28

“Welcome,” Movies at the Museum, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 775-6148, portlandmuseum.org.

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Sunday 8/29 ”Welcome,” Movies at the Museum, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, Portland, 7756148, portlandmuseum.org.

Galleries Wednesday 8/25 “Friendship in Hard Times,” sculptural installations by Asherah Cinnamon, artist talk 5-6:30 p.m., installation through September, University of New England, Portland Campus Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-7261, asherahcinnamon.com.

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“Tidal Nocturne,” paintings by John Knight, 5-7 p.m. opening reception, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 US Route 1, Falmouth.

Peaks Island Art Walk, 3-7 p.m., for participating galleries, visit peaksisland-artwalks.org.

Wednesday 9/1 10th Annual Exhibition of Paintings by Catherine Breer, 6-8 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Freeport

Saturday 8/28 Artist Meet & Greet, with Lauren Fensterstock, 11 a.m., free, Aucocisco Galleries, 89 Exchange St.,

Community Library, Library Dr., Freeport, 20% of sales donated to library, catherinebreer.com.

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar from previous page ley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 450-8499, addisonwoolley.com. ”Not Far Out But Still Not Close,” abstract landscape paintings by Jon Imber, 4:30 p.m. artist’s talk; 5-7 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Oct. 2, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, 772-2693, greenhutgalleries.com.

Friday 9/3 “Drawn to Water III,” photographs by Mitch Eagan, 5-8 p.m., Portmanteau, 11 Free St., Portland, 774-7276. ”At Frank’s Place,” drawings and paintings by Martha Brianna and Frank Pierobello, 5-8 p.m. opening reception, Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St., Portland, 615-3609, mayostreetarts.org. ”Intersections,” photography and mixed media by Karen Bushold and Jim Kelly, artists’ reception

5-8 p.m., exhibit through Sept. 25, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland, 4508499, addisonwoolley.com. ”THESEPLACES:” Selected Works by Francine Schrock, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, exhibit through Sept. 30, Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1720, francineschrock.com.

Sunday 9/5 43rd Annual Cape Elizabeth Fire Department Engine One Labor Day Weekend Art Show, 10 a.m.4 p.m.; rain date Monday, Sept. 6; Fort Williams, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth, 799-1662, cefdeng1@ maine.rr.com.

Museums Friday 8/27 Tate House Garden Tea, 2–4 p.m., free, space limited, reservations at 774-6177, Tate House Museum,

1270 Westbrook St., tatehouse.org.

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Saturday 9/4

Saturday 8/28

Adam Waxman, Singer/Songwriter Concert Series, 6:30 p.m., The Big Easy, 55 Market St. Portland, 775-2266.

Joshua Radin, pop-folk, 7:30 p.m., free, L.L. Bean Concerts in Discovery Park, off Main Street, L.L.Bean, Freeport, llbean.com.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band, acoustic, 8 p.m., $20 advance/ $25 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com.

Theater & Dance

Kwenu Festival, hosted by The Museum of African Culture, 12-4 p.m., Brown Street, Portland, museumafricanculture.org.

Music Thursday 8/26 Aztec Two-Step, acoustic, 8 p.m., $25, general seatings, The Landing at Pine Point, Scarborough, thelandingatpinepoint.com. “I’m Too Broke To Be This Drunk,” live Old School Country and TwoStep, hosted by Matt Robbins and Tim Emery, 8 p.m., $5, Empire Dine and Dance, 575 Congress St., Portland, 879-8988, portlandempire.com. Nicole Rabata CD Release Concert, Celtic Music, 8 p.m., $10 suggested, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, 6992994, northstarmusiccafe.com.

Saturday 8/28 David Maxwell, blues/jazz, 8 p.m., $15 advance/ $18 door, One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, 761-1757, onelongfellowsquare.com. Emma’s revolution, 8 p.m., $12 advance, $15 door, North Star Music Cafe, 225 Congress St., Portland, emmasrevolution.com. Yacht Rock 4, with Jason Keith and Matty T, The Fuge and Country Rhodes, 8 p.m., $5, 21+, SPACE, 538 Congress St., Portland, tickets at Bull Moose Music locations, space538.org.

Monday 8/30 Harvest Fest, Dance and Concert, traditional African dancers, drumming and music by Mystic Vibes, presented by The Center for African Heritage and Falmouth Community Programs, bring chairs, free and open to public, 6-7 p.m., Village Park Gazebo, 206 U.S. 1, Falmouth, 781-5253.

Thursday 9/2 The Nighthawks, 9 p.m., VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, venuemusicbar. com.

Friday 9/3 Lovewhip, 9 p.m., $10, 21+, VENUE Music Bar and Bistro, 865 Forest Ave., Portland, venuemusicbar. com.

Thursday 8/26 My First Time, a “mature audiences only” comedy, through Aug. 29, tickets $22/$20, ThursdaySaturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, oldportplayhouse.com.

Friday 8/27 My First Time, a “mature audiences only” comedy, through Aug. 29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, oldportplayhouse.com.

Saturday 8/28 My First Time, a “mature audiences only” comedy, through Aug. 29, tickets $22/$20, Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday 7 p.m., Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St., Portland, oldportplayhouse.com. ”Modjeska’s Voice,” with Helena Modjeska, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. show, tickets, $8 one/ $15 two, Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St., Portland, presented by the Polish Heritage Center of Maine and West End Neighborhood Association.

Mid Coast Auditions, Calls for Art

9175 or Fred Cichocki, 443-1332, oratoriochorale.org.

Films Friday 8/27 “Sonic Orphans: lost music films 1965-87,” with live music by Planets Around the Sun, 7 p.m., $8, Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St., Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, explorefrontier.com, 725-5222.

Galleries Merrymeeting Art Association art exhibit and sale, 10 a.m.5 p.m. through Aug. 31 at The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust, 153 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell.

Music Saturday 9/4 Jonathan Edwards, 7:30 p.m., $24 advance, $26 door, $22 members, The Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, tickets at chocolatechurcharts.org, 4428455.

Theater & Dance Friday 8/27 ”Spamalot,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets, 725-8760, ext. 18, msmt.org, MSMT, 22 Elm St., Brunswick.

Saturday 8/28 ”Spamalot,” presented by Maine State Music Theatre, final show, 8 p.m. tickets, 725-8760, ext. 18, msmt.org, MSMT, 22 Elm St., Brunswick.

Thursday 8/26

Saturday 9/4

Oratorio Chorale Auditions, 6-9 p.m., openings in all voice parts, prepared piece not required for audition, Midcoast Presbyterian Church, Topsham, John Todd, 389-

Improv Combo: The Escapists & The Paper Dolls, 7:30 p.m., $10, The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick, 729-8584, theescapists.net.

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‘Spamalot,’ ‘Forbidden Broadway’ close summer theater season By Scott Andrews Summer may have another month to run on the astronomical calendar, but the fourth week of August marks the beginning of the seasonal slowdown in arts and entertainment. But summer exits with a bang at a pair of playhouses in Ogunquit and Arundel. Ogunquit Playhouse just opened a superb professional production of “Spamalot,” the riotously funny spoof of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and the quest for the Holy Grail. (And if you’ve noticed that this sounds just like last week’s Out & About, you’re right; this is a second production by another Maine company.) “Forbidden Broadway,” a riotously funny spoof of the Great White Way, its shows and its stars, is the final offering of 2010 at Arundel Barn Playhouse. The show has been playing in New York for most of the past 28 years, but regional theaters like Arundel have only recently been able to obtain the performing rights. As Labor Day looms, so does the annual slowdown in Maine’s arts and entertainment activities. So per usual, Out & About takes a three-week break. But let’s take a quick peak at a couple of jazzy September happenings.

Spamalot’ Good-natured satire and spoof to the max: That’s the core concept of “Spamalot,” one of the funniest and most successful musical comedies to run on Broadway in the early 2000s. The show is based on the medieval English legends of King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table and the search for the Holy Grail, but “Spamalot” always adds an hilariously comic and utterly irreverent twist to the familiar story and characters. In the words of the producers, it’s “lovingly ripped off” from the movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” With script and lyrics by Eric Idle – a key member of the Monty Python comedy team – and music by John Du Prez and Idle, “Spamalot” was nominated for 14 Tony Awards. It won three, including “Best Musical.” After “Spamalot” closed on Broadway in 2009, the regional performing rights were eagerly sought by professional theater companies. Two Maine troupes were among the five winners. Maine State Music Theater’s superb

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Charles Shaughnessy and Rachel York, center, lead the large cast of “Spamalot,” a riotously funny musical spoof of the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table that runs through Sept. 11 at Ogunquit Playhouse.

production was featured here last week. Now we look at Ogunquit Playhouse’s equally fine version. Per normal Ogunquit practice, the cast is headed by a television star – in this case Charles Shaughnessy (“The Nanny”) delightfully portraying King Arthur. Top female of the show – the Lady of the Lake and later Queen Guinevere – is Rachel York, who boasts a long line of credits from Broadway and national tours. But my pick for the best actor is Ogunquit veteran Matthew Greer, as the effeminate knight, Sir Lancelot. I won’t reveal the surprising end of his story arc, but Greer delivers a sensationally energetic and spot-on performance. Greer also doubles as the “French Taunter” and the “Knight of Ni” in two of the show’s funniest scenes. In addition to winning the performing rights, Ogunquit also rented the exquisite costumes, scenery and props – including a very large stuffed cow and a gigantic Trojan Rabbit – from the most recent national tour. On opening night, executive artistic director Brad Kenney told me that these five truckloads of material have been stored in Maine for almost a year. Well worth the trouble. Ogunquit Playhouse, a mile south of the village on Route 1, presents “Spamalot” at various times and dates through Sept. 11. Call 646-5511 or visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Forbidden Broadway’ Most of the shows produced by Arundel Barn Playhouse are triedand-true Broadway musicals with songs and characters that are familiar to audiences. But Arundel Barn’s current offering will never make it to Broadway. And that’s not because it’s a failure. It’s a long-running success that purposely maintains a safe artistic distance from the Great White Way. “Forbidden Broadway” is a notoriously funny parody of some of American Musical Theater’s most famous shows and its stars. It opened at Arundel Barn last week, and I loved it. “Forbidden Broadway” is a bellybusting laugher from opening curtain to close, and producing artistic director Adrienne Wilson Grant and stage director James Valletti have assembled an excellent professional (non-Equity) cast of two men and three women to deliver this bundle of theatrical joy. The show was conceived and written by Gerard Alessandrini and originally staged Off-Broadway in 1982 – and has been playing more or less continuously ever since. The format is simple – a musical revue comprising 20 sketches, each satirizing a famous Broadway show, star or producer. Alessandrini’s genius is two-fold. First, he finds a salient point or two

as the subject of his mockery. This begins with the opening number, where “Chicago” is lampooned by the fiveactor ensemble. Alessandrini’s targets include director/choreographer Bob Fosse’s famously angular dance poses, skimpy costumes and racy situations. Other target shows include “Annie,” “Into the Woods,” “Wicked,” “Les Miserables,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Rent,” “Spamalot,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Hairspray” and “Cats.” Individuals singled out for spoofing include Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand. Arundel Barn’s cast is outstanding; most have appeared in one or more shows this summer: Alexandra Frankovich, Heather Kopp, Deon Oliverio, Kayla Ricker and Chapman Riedel. At the risk of singling out one for special mention, let’s note Kopp’s delicious rendition of Broadway songstress Ethel Merman. Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Road (just off Route 1) presents “Forbidden Broadway” through Aug. 28. Call 985-5552 or visit www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com.

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Here are a couple of jazzy midSeptember happenings that pique my interest: !ZING is a 14-voice jazz-tinged vocal ensemble under the direction of Charlie Brown. I attended their most recent show and loved this group, all of whom hail from Maine and sing for the love of it. !ZING will be performing Sept. 10 at the Maine Parkinson Society’s benefit dinner-concert, slated for 6 p.m. at the Woodlands Club, 39 Woods Road in Falmouth. Call 800832-4116 or visit www.maineparkinsonsociety.org. Ahmad Hassan Muhammad Trio, a modern jazz group led by the eponymous pianist, plays at the Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford St., at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Conservatory director Carol Elowe describes this trio as “soulful, adventurous and virtuosic.” They’ve been playing all over New England and now start a national tour. Call 775-3356. Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/66088

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Greater Portland Benefits Saturday 8/28 First Annual Kwenu Fundraising Party, 5-8 p.m., Museum of African Culture, Kimball Court Building, 13-15 Brown St., Portland, space limited, reservations required, museumafricanculture.org. Benefit Concert/Celebration for the Phil James Family Emergency Fund, with Phil Nyokai James, Carl Dimow, Nathan Kolosko, Danielle Langord, Nicole Rabata, Mark Tipton and Marita Kennedy-Castro, 8 p.m., by donation, Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland, Carl Dimow, 615-1550. ”The Pigskin Panic,” fundraiser hosted by Yarmouth Football, 5-9 p.m., Winslow Field, free admission for games and bonfire; Pig Roast and Tailgate Dinner, $10 adults/ $5 students, advance tickets at Yarmouth Community Services and Bruce’s Burrito’s, or at the door; raindate Sunday Aug. 29, yarmouthfootball.com.

Sunday 8/29 Southern Maine Regional Chili Cook-Off, to benefit Meals on Wheels, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., admission $5 and 2 canned goods for donation to Good Shepherd Food Bank or $7, Scarborough Downs, 90 Payne Road, Scarborough, with family entertainment, raffles and more, advance tickets at 396-6534. Tri-North Yarmouth Family Tri-

Meetings Portland

Wed. 8/25 8 a.m. METRO Board of Directors 114 Valley St. Wed. 8/25 6:30 p.m. Peaks Island Council MCC Thu. 8/26 5:30 p.m. Finance Committee CH Mon. 8/30 6 p.m. Congress Square Redesign Task Force CH Tue. 8/31 5 p.m. Board of Harbor Commissioners Workshop 2 Portland Fish Pier

athlon, 2 p.m., $15 per team or person, start at Wescustogo Park, U.S. Route 231, information, nymeevents.com or email jfaunce@ maine.rr.com.

Tuesday 8/31 First Annual Art for MARC, silent art auction and reception to benefit UNE’s Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, 5-9 p.m., UNE Art Gallery, Stevens Ave., Portland, une.edu.

Monday 9/6 Labor Day Toys for Tots All-Car Cruise-in, hosted by Portland Motor Club, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., entrance fee is a new unwrapped present for Toys for Tots program, 275 Presumpscot St., Portland, Stan, 615-8365, portlandmotorclub. com.

Bulletin Board Thursday 8/26 Back Cove Neighborhood Meeting, District City Councilor Cheryl Leeman hosts discussion on public safety issues, 6-7 p.m., Cheverus

High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland. Skyline Farm Horseback Riders’ Reunion, 5 p.m., bring sandwich, memorabilia, Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth, Sheila Libby Alexander, 799-7614. Veterans for Peace 25th Anniversary Convention, “Lifting the Fog of War: 25 Years of Working for Peace:” A Public Meeting, 7 p.m., $10 suggested donation, First Parish Meeting House UU Church, 425 Congress St., Portland, hosted by Maine Veterans for Peace, vfpmaine.org.

Saturday 8/28 Third Annual Picnic Music + Arts Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., free and open to the public, Lincoln Park at Congress Street/ Franklin Arterial, Portland, picnicportland.com. The 45th Annual WCSH 6 Sidewalk Art Festival, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Congress Street, Portland, WCSH6. com. ”Freedom Days Celebration,” to honor local veterans, with ice cream social, music, speakers, free

and open to public, hosted by The Woods at Canco retirement community, 2:30-4:30 p.m., The Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road, Portland, 772-4777. Maine Native American Summer Market & Demonstration, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free admission/ parking, rain or shine, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum, U.S. Route 26, New Gloucester, 926-4597 or shaker.lib.me.us.

Wednesday 9/1 Office Hours with Staff from U.S. Senator Susan Collins office, 11 a.m.-noon, Falmouth Town Office, second floor conference room, 271 Falmouth Road, Falmouth, 7803575.

Call for Volunteers AFS seeks host families in Falmouth for high school exchange students for the 20102011 school year, contact Betsy Nortrup at bnortrup@me.com, 1-800-876-2377 ext 131, or go to afsusa.org/hostfamily. The Cumberland County Extension Association, supporting U-Maine Cooperative Extension educational programs in Cumberland County, seeks executive committee members, meet 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday of every month, information, Andrea Herr at 780-4205 or aherr@umext.maine.edu.

Monday 8/30 Scarborough Public Library needs volunteers to help transplant perennials at the library, 10 a.m.; rain date Tuesday, Aug. 31, Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough, 8834723 ext. 221, library.scarborough. me.us.

August 25, 2010 Wednesday 9/1 American Red Cross Blood Drive, West Scarborough United Methodist Church, Church Street and U.S. Route One, 1-6 p.m., walk-ins welcome, for appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

ries, 5:30-6:30 p.m., meet at Ocean Gateway, 167 Fore St., Portland, hosted by Portland Trails, 7752411, trails.org. L.L.Bean Hunting Expo, Aug. 2729, hands-on activities, demos, clinics and more, free, llbean.com/ stores or call 877-755-2326.

Saturday 8/28

Dining Out Bean Supper, 5-6 p.m., adults $7, children 5-12 $3, under 5 free, West Falmouth Baptist Church, 18 Mountain Road, Falmouth, 7974066.

“Dividing, Relocating, Transplanting,” Skillins gardening class, 10 a.m., free, Skillin’s Greenhouses, 201 Gray Road, Cumberland, 8295619; and Skillin’s Greenhouses, 89 Foreside Road, Falmouth, 7813860.

Public Baked Bean Supper, 4:30-6 p.m., $6 adult/ $3 ages under 12, Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough, 883-6540.

L.L.Bean Hunting Expo, Aug. 2729, hands-on activities, demos, clinics and more, free, llbean.com/ stores or call 877-755-2326.

Sunday 8/29

Roast Beef Dinner, 4:30-6 p.m., adults $8, $6 college students w/ ID and ages 13 and older, $4 ages under 12, Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland, 797-4573.

L.L.Bean Hunting Expo, Aug. 2729, hands-on activities, demos, clinics and more, free, llbean.com/ stores or call 877-755-2326.

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Thursday 8/26

Saturday 8/28

Thursday 8/26 Hydrangeas, O’Donal’s Nursery Tree & Shrub class, 5-6 p.m., $12 per class, O’Donal’s Nursery, Yarmouth, odonalsnurseries.com, 839-4262. Portland Observatory Museum Sunset Tours, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26; regular hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Columbus Day, portlandlandmarks.org.

Friday 8/27 “A Bit of History on the Eastern Promenade,” walk and discussion led by former State Representative Herb Adams Discovery Trek Se-

Getting Smarter Yappy Hour and Training Demo, with Sarah Wilson, Master Dog Trainer, author and founder of MySmartPuppy.com, with book signing, discussion, raffles, free drinks, 5:15-6:30 p.m. training demo, 6:30-8 p.m. book signing, discussion, free/ $5 suggested donation, Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland, planetdog.com.

Health & Support Breath, Chi Gong, Tong Ren Therapy, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 26, $16/class, Western Promenade Area, Portland, preregister, 775-7888.

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Community Calendar from previous page Pi Gu Weight Loss Class, led by Nancy Grace Rosen, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 31, $10/ class, Western Promenade Area, Portland, preregister at 775-7888. ”Legs for Life,” free vascular disease screening, Tuesdays and Thursdays in September, hosted by Vascular & Interventional Physicians of Spectrum Medical Group, 324 Gannett Dr., South Portland, pre-registration required, call 4827800.

Saturday 8/28 First Annual Home Healthcare Expo of Greater Portland, 10 a.m.-noon, free to the public, 20 local home healthcare providers, The Woods At Canco, 257 Canco Road, Portland, 772-4777.

Thursday 9/2 September Mended Hearts

Meeting: “Infection Control – Good Hand Hygiene is Just a Start,” 7 p.m., Maine Medical Center’s Learning Resource Center, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough Campus, mendedhearts.org.

day-long activities with vendors, games, demos, food and more; Sunday 8/29 Family Triathlon, 2 p.m., nymeevents.com, 221-0340, sponsored by the North Yarmouth Events Committee.

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Tuesday 9/7

Friday 9/3 AARP Driver Safety Class, for drivers age 50 and older, 9 a.m.1:20 p.m., $12 AARP members, $14 nonmembers, AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St., Portland, must register by Aug. 27, call John Hammon, 655-4943.

Kids and Family Stuff Saturday 8/28 North Yarmouth Fun Day, Village Green, U.S. Route 115, North Yarmouth; 7:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast; 9 a.m. parade;

Maine State Ballet Open House, for students and families, 5-7 p.m., MSB studio, 348 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, mainestateballet.org, 781-7672.

Mid Coast Benefits Call to local artists, carpenters, craftspeople and birders: Habitat for Humanity seeking bird houses for September auction, entry form and guidelines, James, 386-5081, james@habitat7rivers.org; for information about Habitat programs or to volunteer, call 386-5081.

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Bulletin Board Saturday 9/4 Bath Area Senior Center Yard Sale, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937.

Call for Volunteers Non-Profit HarborWorks Photography Gallery needs volunteers, open through October 3, flexible times available, Guy Saldanha, images@harbor worksgaller y.

org, 729-9525, Harbor Works Gallery, 977C Cundy’s Harbor Road, Harpswell, harborworksgallery. org. Step One Weatherization Program, Habitat for Humanity / 7 Rivers Maine, currently recruiting volunteers, for information or to volunteer, Ryan Collins, 386-5081, ryan@habitat7rivers.org.

Dining Out Saturday 8/28 Baked Bean and Casserole Sup-

per, 4:30-6 p.m., $7 adult/ $3.50 child, Bath Area Senior Activity Center, 45 Floral St., Bath.

Gardens/ Outdoors Thursday 8/26 Evening Lantern-lit Walk of Bath, with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $7 for ages 12 and under, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhaunted-

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“Dividing, Relocating, Transplanting,” Skillins gardening class, 10 a.m., free, Skillin’s Greenhouses, 422 Bath Road, Brunswick, 442-8111.

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Evening Lantern-lit Walk of Bath, with The Lady in the Red Cloak, 7:30 p.m., $10 adults, $7 for ages 12 and under, free for children under 5, by reservation only, 380-3806, redcloakhauntedhistorytours. com.

Getting Smarter Wednesday 8/25 Brunswick Women’s History Walking Trail guided tour, 5-6 p.m., free to public, meet at Pejepscot Historical Society, 159 Park Row, Brunswick, 729-6606.

Just for Seniors Bath Area Senior Citizens, bridge club, cribbage, crafts, line dancing, bocce, bingo and more, 45 Floral St., Bath, 443-4937. Meals on Wheels, delivery avail-

able for homebound seniors and disable adults, offered by Spectrum Generations, 12 Main St., Topsham, 729-0475.

trips, health & wellness, 12 Main St., Topsham, FMI, 729-0475, or datwood@spectrumgenerations. org.

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

Topsham Merry Meeters Senior Citizens, all ages 50 and over welcome, bring a dish to share for potluck meal, noon, Westrum House, Union Park Road, Topsham; 729-7686 or 725-2425; meets third Tuesday except July and August.

People Plus Community Center, multipurpose facility provides recreational, social, informational, educational and personal services to persons 55+, 6 Noble St., Brunswick, 729-0757. The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program seeks volunteers age 55 and over for various opportunities, 396-6521. Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, support groups, lectures, socials, activities, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, for daily schedule, 563-1363 or spectrumgenerations.org. Spectrum Generations Southern Midcoast Community Center now open for classes, activities,

Kids and Family Stuff Thursday 8/26 Cubscout Pack 646 Kick-off, for boys grades 1-5, Foreside Field, Topsham, Rob at 449-0146.

Friday 8/27 The Children’s Hour at Frontier Cafe, ”Water Fun,” for ages up to 6 with caregiver, 10-11 a.m., free, Frontier Cafe, Fort Andross, Mill 3, Maine Street, Brunswick, sponsored by Cornerstones of Science, cornerstonesofscience.org.

Eating Well from page 18 several days; pour a thin film of olive oil on top to prevent discoloration and cover well. Makes 1 cup.

French Provencal Bacon Flat Bread The recipe is from “The Bacon Cookbook” by James Villas, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2007. Except for the characteristic large openings throughout the bread, writes Villas, the yeasty fougasse baked in southern France is similar in taste and texture to the Italian focaccia. Villas says this bread can be served with virtually any dish. He likes to serve it with a salade nicoise or other elaborate salad. It goes very well with the fish and shellfish minestrone with pesto, too. 1 envelope active dry yeast 1 cup lukewarm water 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 pound slab bacon (rind removed), diced 1 large egg yolk, beaten In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the water and let proof 5 to 10 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt and stir until well blended. Add the yeast mixture to the flour and stir slowly with a wooden spoon until the dough is slightly spongy, about 12 minutes, adding a little more flour if it becomes too sticky. Form the dough into a ball, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm area until doubled in bulk, about 2 hours. In a skillet, fry the bacon over moderate heat until almost crisp and drain on paper towels, reserving the fat. Grease 2 baking sheets with a little of the bacon fat (or with olive oil) and set aside. Add the bacon to the risen dough and knead until evenly incorporated. Cut the dough into 2 equal pieces, place each on a prepared baking sheet, and press each down to ovals about 1/2-inch thick. With a sharp knife, make 6 slits about 2 inches long in each oval and, with your fingers, separate the slits so you can see the pan below, stretching the dough out at the same time. Cover the ovals with plastic wrap and let rise again until doubled in bulk, 1 to 1½ hours. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. If necessary, separate the slits in the dough again with your fingers, brush each flat bread with egg yolk, and bake in the center of the oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve warm. Makes 2 wide flat breads. Susan Lovell and her husband John, a great cook, live near Pat’s Meat Market & Cafe in Portland, with a hungry Maine coon cat and a poodle who eats cat food. An eighthgeneration Mainer, she likes shellfish, steak, baked beans, cole slaw, corn bread, blueberry pie and Moxie. Her great great-grandfather, from Wellfleet, Mass., and his cousin founded Boston’s Union Oyster House and she really likes oysters and Guinness. And Boston cream pie.


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Ballots from page 1 including many refugees from war-torn Sudan and Somalia. And while many have children in the school system – and many of those children are U.S. citizens – it takes six to 10 years to become a naturalized citizen. “These are people living in Portland, paying taxes and sending their kids to school,” Everitt said. Other U.S. cities have passed local

Schools from page 1 curriculum with Chief Academic Officer David Galin, who was hired over the summer. Morse said focusing on classroom needs will be a welcome change, now that the School Department has improved financial controls to avoid problems that led to a $2 million shortfall in 2007. “That’s what excites me about year two: we will be focusing on curriculum and kids,” Morse said. “That will be job No. 1 for me.” Elementary school students will be returning to schools with better technology, Morse said. All 10 elementary schools were upgraded with wireless capabilities and will have greater access to laptop computers. Island schools, meanwhile, will be getting new netbook computers, due to smaller-than-anticipated enrollment at the high schools, Morse said. Foreign language will also be offered to elementary students this year. Morse said third-graders will have the option of taking Spanish. “I’m pretty excited by that as well,” he said. Meanwhile, the Ocean Avenue Elementary School is expected to be finished and ready for students by Christmas break, Morse said. Originally scheduled for a May 2011 completion, the school is expected to open five months ahead of schedule and $3 million under budget, he said. Students from Nathan Clifford Elementary School will be moved into the new school for the spring semester, while students who would have attended the old Baxter Elementary School, currently

www.theforecaster.net legislation allowing for non-citizen voting rights, mostly on school issues, including Chicago and Tacoma Park, Md. New York City allowed non-citizen voting for Board of Education elections, but has since done away with the school board. Everitt said San Franciscans will be asked in November to approve non-citizen voting for school issues. Non-citizen voting is a divisive issue, though, and some people feel strongly that voting is a right reserved for citizens. City resident Barbara Harvey said she is against allowing non-citizen voting, Comment on this story at: http://www.theforecaster.net/weblink/65575

split between three schools, will have the option of waiting until next year. “It should be as easy as moving youngsters and staff,” he said. “But we have to be careful about how we move (former Baxter) children and engage parents.” Several new principals were hired over the summer. Ira Waltz has replaced Ken Kunin as principal of Deering High School. Waltz, who worked for the district in the 1990s, returns to Portland after being the assistant superintendent of the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District since 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and a master’s degree from Plymouth State College. Hiram Sibley will be the new assistant principal at King Middle School, where he has worked since 1996. Sibley, who holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates

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and instead encouraged non-citizens to become citizens in order to share all of the benefits of being an American. “To vote in this country, you have to pledge allegiance to this flag,” Harvey said. “Once you’re a citizen, I’ll drive you to the polls.” Robert Hains, a regular at City Council meetings, said he, too, opposes non-citizen voting. “They don’t have the right to vote, and College and a master’s from the University of Southern Maine Muskie School of Public Service, started as an ed tech before becoming a lead teacher and teaching strategist. Marcia Gendron has left Reiche Elementary School to become the East End Community School’s new principal. Gendron served as the assistant principal and principal of Reiche since 2000. She holds special education degrees from the University of Maine and a master’s degree from St. Joseph’s College. Paul Yarnevich will take over for Gendron as interim principal at Reiche. Yarnevich has been principal of Lewiston’s Trinity Catholic School. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northern Arizona University. The new school year also begins with new administrators. Morse said the new team will focus on increasing accountability within the district and unifying curriculum across schools. “We still aren’t finished putting sup-

port structures for budgetary matters,” Morse said. Michael Wilson, a lawyer and certified public accountant, is the district’s chief financial officer and will oversee the its $89.9 million budget. Wilson has been a financial consultant for the last year, after working for the Pierce Atwood law firm in Portland from 1999-2009. Galin was hired as the district’s chief academic officer in June. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine, as well as a USM certificate in educational leadership. He had been the director of curriculum for School Administrative District 51 (Cumberland and North Yarmouth) since 2004, after five years as the teaching and learning coordinator for Falmouth schools. The district is still looking for a chief operating officer. Randy Billings can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or rbillings@theforecaster.net

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they don’t have the right to run for office,” he said. Councilors had little to say before voting unanimously to put the question on the November ballot. But Councilor Jill Duson said she would vote against the proposal in November. Duson said while she feels strongly that “Portland is open and welcoming ... and everyone is heard,” she also believes voting is a privilege of citizenship.

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781-3661 ALTERATIONS

Custom Sewing, Alterations and Repairs Quality workmanship Phone Miriam at

865-4299 ANIMALS

DOG TRAINING for the best results in the shortest time have your dog train one-on-one with a professional certified dog trainer. First your dog trained; then you. Training time averages 7-9 days and three one hour follow up lessons are included. Your dog will play and train in parks as well as downtown Freeport. Both hand and voice commands will be taught, find out just how good your dog can be. Goals and cost will be determined after an individualized obligation free evaluation. Call Canine Training of Southern Maine and speak with David Manson, certified dog trainer, for more details. 8294395

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dog’s best friend Exclusive Boarding One on One Bonded & Insured Call Mi Mi

cell: 650-2962 Yarmouth, ME

GOODOG PET CARE will do pet sitting at your homedogs, cats, horses & more

Puppy socializing- Pet taxi Bonded/ Insured

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ANTIQUES ALWAYS BUYING, ALWAYS PAYING MORE! Knowledge, Integrity, & Courtesy guaranteed! 35 + years experience buying ANTIQUE jewelry (rings, watches, cuff links, pins, bangles, necklaces and old costume jewelry),coins, sterling silver, pottery, paintings, prints, paper items,rugs, etc. Call Schoolhouse Antiques. 780-8283.

'REATRATES 'REATRESULTS !DVERTISEIN 4HE&ORECASTER CUMBERLAND ANTIQUES buying most older items. JEWELRY, SILVER, GLASS, CHINA, POTTERY, OLD BOOKS & MAGAZINES, POST CARDS, LINENS, QUILTS, TRUNKS, TOOLS, BUTTONS, TOYS, DOLLS, FOUNTAIN PENS, MILITARY. Call 7 days a week. 838-0790. We can come to you!

I BUY ANYTHING OLD!

Books, records, furniture, jewelry, coins, hunting, fishing, military, art work, dishes, toys, tools.

I will come to you with cash.

Call John 450-2339

VINTAGE 78 RECORDS about a dozen. $10.00 for all. Vintage Singer Sewing Machine & Underwood Typewriter needing some TLC. $10.00 each. NEW PRICE. 653-5149.

AUCTIONS AUCTIONS- Run your auction here! Let FORECASTER readers know about your Auctions in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.

AUTOS 2005 Mini Convertible S All options, incl leather, striping, Harmon Kardon sound, low ride self inflating tires. Just over 40k. Family user has moved. Must sell, $19,900 OBO. 207-329-7126.

The Brown Dog Inn Boarding, Daycare & Spa

“Dogs of all colors welcome!” RT 136N Freeport 1 mile off Exit 22 I-295

865-1255

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August 25, 2010

Body Man on Wheels, auto body repairs. Rust work for inspections. Custom painting and collision work. Frame straightening. 38 years experience. 878-3705.

BOATS BOAT SLIP, 20’ Chandler’s Wharf Marina, Old Port, Portland. Year Round use bathroom with shower. Gated $12,500 207-409-2060

BODY AND SOUL OPENINGS IN ONGOING Support Groups, Women and Men mixed or Men only for those who wish to address struggles with intimacy, relationships & patterns that get in the way. Sliding fee. Stephen Andrew, 773-9724 (#3).

BUSINESS RENTALS YARMOUTH. One or Two new fully furnished Professional Offices plus shared kitchen, reception area, secretarial stations and conference room. $650-1300 includes internet, heat/AC, janitorial, garbage removal, landscaping, snow removal, parking. Call Brenda at 846-4000.

BOOTH RENTAL Falmouth Shopping Center

fax 781-2060

FULL/PART time openings, licensed 17 years. Montello/ McMahon area. CPR/meals included. ASPIRE/ TRANSINAL accepted. 783-9788

S&D CLEANING

RETIRED LADY WILL take children for after school care. I live on the bus route. Call Carole. 829-3026.

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207.299.0630

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BUSINESS SERVICES TOTAL OFFICE ASSISTANCE by Betsy Oulton. Save time and money by letting me do the “busy work” so you don’t have to! My services are specific to your needs which may include: Creating employee handbooks, Safety manuals, Organizing your office, time management assistance, data entry, resumes, research. Virtually anything that you need done! Please visit my website at: www.totalofficeassistance.com or contact me at 615-4284. Make 2010 the year to manage your time in the most efficient way possible.

REPAIRS SIDING DOORS

Windows, Decks, Porches, Ramps, Renovations Flooring, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Dormers, Sheds, Garages, Additions, Painting

45 years experience

Call 776-3218 CHILD CARE

NANNY/ BABYSITTER Weekends/Nights/Days • Lots of experience • Great References

Ask for Debbie 730-3082

Part Time NANNY wanted for my 11 and 9 year old children Must have car and valid drivers license to transport from school and activities. AFTERNOON/EVENINGS

781-9090

I need a Babysitter urgently for my 2 kids. You will be paid $480 weekly. You have access to a car as long as you take good care of our Babies for us. email address: kathleenblack7@aol.com

DETAIL RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL CLEANING SERVICES Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or One time. Satisfaction Guaranteed! Call Sonia-939-0983

Home Cleaning

Reliable service at reasonable rates. Let me do your dirty work! Call Kathy at

MAINELY CLEAN HONEST, HARDWORKING and reliable We’re looking for a few more residential accounts to fill our schedule Reasonable rates • References available

(207) 798-0313

LOOKING FOR A GREAT CLEANER? To make your home shine? Look no further! I offer pro cleaning services done your way. Great references. Call Rhea: 939-4278. HAVE YOUR HOUSE cleaned the way you want it. I’m your cleaning lady, homemaker, mom and cleaning is my speciality. Weekly, biweekly or one time cleaning. Call 712-1886.

Call 207-772-7813

Looking to make your home sparkle? Weekly, Bi-Weekly. References. $15/hr. Call Melinda at 229-5050.

FOR HOME/OFFICE, NEW Construction, Real Estate Closings etc. the clean you need is “Dream Clean” the clean you`ve always dreamed of with 15 years of expert service. Fully Insured. For rates & references call Leslie 8072331.

WINDOW CLEANING by Master’s Touch 846-5315

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“It’s a Good Day for a Grand View!”

COMPUTERS

Dave:

892-2382

Computer Sales & Service

865-0555 COMPUTER REPAIR

B&J ELECTRONICS Est.1990

“Why buy new when yours can be re-newed!” Call Jim @ B&J Electronics

Mon-Sat 8-8 • 799-7226

Repairs on all Makes & Models

CRAFT SHOWS/ FAIRS CRAFT SHOWS & FAIRSHAVING A CRAFT FAIR OR SHOW? Place your special event here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

Customized cleaning • Laundry Superior service Affordable Prices Eco-Friendly Products Call 233-4829 for free estimate www.mrsmcguires.com “The Way Home Should Be”

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HOME POWERWASHING

Remove that Ugly Dirt, Mildew, & Mold from your home Decks, Patios, Pool Areas, Sidewalks, Fences! Call us and Save NOW on our Spring Special pricing....

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“And I Mean CLEAN! ” Have you ever cleaned up for the Cleaning

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Fresh -N-Up Cleaning Service METICULOUS • DETAILED CLEANING More free time for your personal fun! Commercial • Residential • Construction Many services available. Call for more Information. Excellent references.

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DECORATING

JOHNSON’S TILING Floors • Showers Backsplashes • Mosaics

Custom Tile design available References Insured

829-9959

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ELDER CARE RESPITE CARE for aging parents, or family members? Experienced with Alzheimer, dementia and hospice. Overnight, part-time and check-ins. I have excellent and recent references. 5905557.

FARMS GARDENING/FARMS- Place your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.


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781-3661 FIREWOOD

FOODS CALDWELL COUNTY CHILI is Maine’s newest and best Chili Spice Co. Get this Award winning Spice mix for only $4.25 per box (makes 1 Gal.) or a 4 Pack for only $16. Visit us @ www.caldwellcountychili.com or call us @ 829-1290 to place your order.

Custom Cut High Quality Firewood Cut to your needs and delivered. Maximize your heating dollars with guaranteed full cord measure or your money back. $175 per cord for green. Seasoned also available. Stacking services available. Wholesale discounts available with a minimum order.

BUNDLED CAMPFIRE WOOD now available.

Contact Don Olden

(207) 831-3222 Heidi’s

FIREWOOD Pownal, Maine Formally Maine Custom Firewood

Green Firewood $195 Seasoned $265 688-4282 Delivery fees may apply. Prices subject to change.

VISA/MASTERCARD order online:

info@mcfirewood.com

cash price - quanity discounts available prices subject to change VISA MASTERCARD

Got a Function or Speciality in Food? Let readers know about all you have to offer in our Food category to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 781-3661 for rates.

$205 Green $260 Seasoned $295 Kiln Dried Visa/MC accepted Wood stacking available Camp wood - bagged or bulk Call for details and available discounts 353-4043 www.reedsfirewood.com

HARDWOOD/CUT/ SPLIT/ DELIVERED

175 GREEN $ 250 SEASONED 207-946-7756 $

CJ’s FIREWOOD QUALITY HARDWOOD

$165 green $225 seasoned 648-7184

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Cut • Split • Delivered $190.00 /CORD GREEN SEASOND FIREWOOD $240/CORD GUARANTEED MEASURE

CALL US FOR TREE REMOVEL/PRUNING

891-8249

S E A S O N E D H A R DWO O D FIREWOOD- $245 per cord. Harvested through Urban Tree Care. 207-767-0055.

FLEA MARKETS THIS IS OUR NEWEST CATEGORY! Advertise your Flea Market here to be seen in over 69,500 papers. Call 7813661 for advertising rates.

NEW QUEEN PLATFORM bed w/ plush mattress boxed. Asking $225. Call 396-5661.

GIFTS DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING to advertise under GIFTS? Place your ad here that will be seen in over 69,500 papers! Call 781-3661 for advertising rates.

HEALTH

FOR SALE THREE OVAL SHAPED BRAIDED RUGS. All same color. Various tones/blue. One is 43” 1/2 x 28”. Two are 7’x5’. Excellent condition, just cleaned. Asking $100.00/all. ACCURIAN Battery Powered Color TV. Screen is 6.25”x3.50” sits on counter. $100.00. 3294940. Evenings. FLEX-a Bed Model 157. Split Queen, adjustable bed/w separate motorized controls. New Dec. 2009, only used 5 months. Located in Falmouth Maine. $2,000 OBO. 207-3678884. Elliptical – Schwinn 430. 2 years old, hardly used. Features 16 levels of resistance, 8 programs. 18” stride, grip heart rate monitor. $500 ($600 new). 899-4383. 2 DeHan FOLDUP BICYCLES. Like new, manuals included. 20 inch wheels. 7 speeds. $400/pair, less than 1/2 the price. Call 883-5686.

*Celebrating 25 years in business* Cut/Split/Delivered according to your needs and request Quality Hardwood State Certified Trucks for Guaranteed Measure A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau

SCROLLED WROUGHT IRON bed with mattress set. New Asking $299. Call 396-5661.

FURNITURE RESTORATION

DON’T BUY NEW RE-NEW: FURNITURE REPAIR,

STRIPPING & REFINISHING by hand Former high school shop teacher • Pick up & delivery available • 28 years experience • References

371-2449

FURNITURE RESTORATIONPlace your ad here to be seen in 69,500 papers a week. Call 781-3661 for more information on rates.

FURNITURE LARGE TRIPLE SIZE DRESSER, Dark Cherry, good condition. $150. Queen or Full size frame, Head & Foot board. $50. Roll Top Desk, Walnut. $150. 797-4914. COLLEGE MATTRESS special- brand new twins and fulls 40% to 70% off. Sets starting at $100. Limited available. 3965661. L SHAPED LEATHER sectional- beautiful- rich brown color hardwood frames. New in wrapper. Worth $2499. Must sell. $999. call 899-8853. COMFY MICROSUEDE sectional w/chaise. New. Beige color. Sell for $475. Call 3965661. NEW IMPORTED LEATHER sofa set for sale. Chocolate brown. Worth $1395. Take $695. Call 899-8853. $145 QUEEN Eurotop mattress set- factory sealed with warranty. 899-8853. KING 3PC MATTRESS set Never used. New-must sell $239. Call 899-8853.

HYPNOSIS WORKS! Specializing in working with adolescents, smoking cessation, anxieties, weight loss

Clinical Hypnosis of Southern Maine

HELP WANTED

Do you like helping the elderly,their families and working with caregivers? Do you like matching caregivers and clients together and seeing relationships blossom? If so, HomePartners, LLC, a trusted local elder care services company, has an opportunity for you. We are currently looking to add a Client Relations Manager to our office management team for approximately 24 hours/week (with flexibility to increase hours based on business need). Previous scheduling and caregiving experience preferred. Professionalism, ability to multi-task, excellent communication and problem solving skills and flexibility required. Please send your resume to: HomePartners LLC 136 US Route 1 Suite 4, Scarborough, ME 04074 or email info@homepartnersllc.com

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Pure Energy Integration~ Realign, refresh, regenerate rest, renew.

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for emotional, mental, physical, sexual or spiritual challenges. www.PurEnergy.net 207-775-7888

Yarmouth Yoga Studio 374 US ROUTE ONE YARMOUTH, ME 04096

846-0777

YOGA NOURISHES THE BODY &THE SOUL “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

LISA SHANO: VINYASSA FLOW THURSDAYS 6:15- 7:30 A.M. 8/5-8/26 SAY YES TO YOGA!

COMPASSIONATE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS See all of our classes at: WWW.YARMOUTHYOGA.COM

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throughout July & Aug at

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River Payne RN BSN MA MR Master Reflexologist Trigger Point Body Therapy. Reduce chronic pain, quiet the mind & have a better life. Sessions in your office or home throughout Greater Portland or 614a Congress St. in the OVE sanctuary.

Gift certificates available. www.riverpayne.com 207.749.8063 riverpayne@gmail.com

Elliptical – Schwinn 430. 2 years old, hardly used. Features 16 levels of resistance, 8 programs. 18” stride, grip heart rate monitor. $500 ($600 new). 899-4383. Massage at your home, workplace, and parties. Take time for yourself! www.athomemassage.massagetherapy.com 207-878-8896. Alcoholics Anonymous Falmouth Group Meeting Tuesday Night, St. Mary`s Episcopal Church, Route 88, Falmouth, Maine. 7:00-8:00 PM.

child development center

TEACHER SUBSTITUTES Curious about Montessori?

Progressive Preschool & Kindergarten Looking for caring individuals to work on an on-call basis. INFORMAL MINI TRAINING PROVIDED CALL SHARON AT

781-3441

Rt. 88 Falmouth

pinegrovecenter.com Are you interested in making a difference in an older person’s life? Opportunities available for individuals interested in rewarding work providing one on one care for elders in our community. Responsibilities include nonmedical and light personal care. For more info and an application, please go to our website at www.homepartnersllc.com

HomePartners

883-0095

Growing coffee house seeks motivated individual to join their team. Previous food service experience is a plus. Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with the public in fast paced environment. The hours are flexible but weekend availability is a must. Interested candidates can e-mail their resumes to jim@theroyalbean.com or stop by 18 Yarmouth Crossing Drive, Yarmouth, to pick up an application. YARMOUTH VETERINARYKENNEL POSITION opening. Mon-Fri. Aprox. 3:15 pm -6:15 pm. Addition hours available. Duties include walking dogs, medicating pets, cleaning cages, vacuum and mopping floors. Send resume to: YARMOUTH VETERINARY CENTER, 75 Willow St. Yarmouth, ME. 04096, or fax 846-9653. HELP WANTED for The Market Baskets new store on 157 Park Row in Brunswick. Full time year round counter help. Must have food service experience. Also looking for Pastry Chef. Send resume to P.O.Box 789 Rockport, ME. 04856. email: market.basket@hotmail.com 236-4371.

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fax 781-2060 Desert of Maine, Freeport Seasonal help needed. Looking for energetic tour guides. Must be at least 21 years old. Good with people of all ages, prefer interest in history or geology. Driving stick shift required, no record on driver’s license. Please call (207)8656962, ask for Gary.

WORK FROM HOME WITH FLEXIBLE HOURS Earn full time income on a part time basis

FMI 207-799-3391 Needed: Reliable and responsible after school in-home tutoring services for middle school age child Valid driver’s license and own transportation is required Experience with ADD/ADHD preferred

Call Karen at 829-6121 or 272-5288

www.hypnosis-maine.com Patti Rutka Stevens, CH

874-9859

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CARING PEOPLE NEEDED: Visiting Angels is seeking experienced, compassionate and reliable caregivers to provide in-home non-medical assistance to seniors. All shifts. Make a difference today. Call 773-3397.

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NORC, a university based research organization, seeks individuals to act as Field Interviewers in Cumberland County, ME. This is a unique opportunity to enter the field of data collection, as inexperienced candidates will be considered. Interviewers administer questionnaires in-person, usually in the home of the selected participant, using a company supplied laptop. $16.50 hrly rate plus mileage. Must be able to work 25-35 hrs. per week, including evenings and weekends beginning November. Applicants should have a reliable, insured car and be willing to sign a release for a background check. Mandatory 5 day paid training. Apply online: go to www.norc.org Click on Careers/Current Opportunities/Field Operations/Field interviewers-Cumberland County, ME-NCS. NORC is an EOE.

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high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says from page 5 are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine modify the noise aspects of a project’s was never even discussed by the task permit never made it into the legislation. force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state. Gov. Baldacci supplied the following “If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megaanswer in writing when asked why that provision had been left out of his wind watts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission,” power legislation: Mills said. “It’s not just the towers, it’s “I relied on the Task Force members’ the lines – that’s when I begin to think review of the draft legislation as a comthat the goal is a little farfetched.” plete and accurate reflection of all the Uncertain future recommendations in their Report. If one or more of their recommendations was What’s significant for the state’s wind not included, I was not aware of that nor power policy is that Mills, who wasn’t was any omission or deletion done at my on the task force, isn’t the only one who request or direction.” now doubts whether the state can – or Giffen likewise had no idea how the should – meet the goals promoted by omission occurred, and said he knew of the governor and enshrined in his Wind Energy Act. no plans to correct it. Members of Baldacci’s hand-picked

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task force are dubious as well about whether there really are enough suitable – and politically acceptable – sites to build turbines to meet the goal of 2,000 megawatts by 2015 and 3,000 megawatts by 2020. “We have to look at whether we have the land base to meet them,” Jones said. Reaching 3,000 megawatts “is dependent on whether the political consensus holds up,” said task force member and DEP Commissioner David Littell. “I think it’s a stretch to reach 2,000 by 2015,” said Pete Didisheim of the Natural Resource Council of Maine. But Giffen said he still believes that promoting wind power is an essential response to global warming. “So big picture here, the way that I look at this, is to say, the idea that there’s not going to be any change in the state of Maine as regards our natural resources

or how we generate energy, that’s not a possibility,” he said .

“Is no change something that is even possible?,” Giffen said. “No, it’s not.” LURC Commissioner Laverty takes another perspective:

“I think we need to take into consideration, there aren’t a lot of these 2,700 plus foot mountains in the state of Maine. ... I think that we have to pay special attention to the impact on significant resources in these areas, because once you invade these resources, the chances of re-establishing them over time, at least in our lifetimes, probably are fairly slim.”

Naomi Schalit is executive director and senior reporter of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, a nonprofit and nonpartisan journalism organization based in Hallowell. The center can be reached at mainecenter@gmail.com and on the Web at pinetreewatchdog.org.

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SCENIC TUSCANY- Charming 1 bedroom apartment equipped, old world patio, backyard, great views. Historic hillside village, ocean and Florence close by. $725.00 weekly. 207-767-3915.

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Private oceanfront cottage, Cape Elizabeth. Spacious, 3 bedroom: available immediately. Rent determined by length of stay. 207-773-7938.

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thon in October. Every time she participates in the Komen race, Adams said, she is reminded that the fight against cancer is not over, since there is still no cure. “There’s a lot of work to be done,” she said. “And it also reminds me that so many women have gone through this or are affected by it in some way. And, unfortunately, it reminds me that more women will

have to go through this before a cure is found. So it just impresses upon me, the fact that we just have to be relentless in raising awareness and money to find a cure for this disease.” Log onto komenmaine.org for more information about next month’s race.

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Water District Trustee Ken Levinsky is running unopposed for another term on that board. And, as expected, no one turned in papers for the Peaks Island Council. The lack of candidates means the council will be vacant, because three of the seven seats were up for re-election and the remaining four members have announced they will resign.

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Race for the Cure from page 6 proceeds go to the Maine Cancer Foundation. She also took part in the Maine Cancer Foundation’s Tri for a Cure this month in South Portland, and two years ago she participated in the Komen 3-Day for the Cure event in the Boston area. She will run in the Chicago Mara-

Candidates from page 1 Gallagher, of Ashmont Street, is a communicatiaons consultant and member of the city’s Community Development Block Grant Allocations Committee. Davis, of Oakdale Street, was elected to the Charter Commission in 2009. She is director of Upward Bound at the University of Southern Maine.

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The at-large council race includes incumbent Councilors Jill Duson and John Anton. Charles Bragdon is also running for one of the two seats. The at-large School Committee race includes incumbents Jaimey Caron and Kathleen Snyder. Morton Soule hopes to unseat one of them.

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CUMBERLAND RANCH Diane Morrison Broker/Realtor Morrison Real Estate 158 Danforth Street Portland, Maine 04102 207-879-0303 X105 (c) 207-749-3459 Fax 207-780-1137 www.MorrisonRealtors.com

Chris Cormier 207-846-4300 x116 Cell: 207-671-9342

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Affordable Ranch in convenient Cumberland location. Brand new roof, freshly painted inside and spacious dry basement for all your storage needs. Large lot with plenty of room for gardening. If you’re looking for a starter home or looking to downsize, this one should be looked at today! $180,000 Listed by Chris Cormier 671-9342

5 Units SOLD One Level Living 2 or 3 bedrooms 2 Car Garage Fitzpatrick Assoc. Inc. / Builder

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CLIFF ISLAND,CASCO BAY “2 FOR THE PRICE OF 1/$$$ “Here is your chance to own a year round Bungalow views of Jewels Island,walk to bottom of hill to hidden spot Griffin’s Cove. Cottage has screened porch off dinning room with wood stove. Front entrance with deck overlooking island and blueberry bush garden. Updated kitchen and baths with new windows. PLUS a 3 floor townhouse quest cottage, full bath,laundry, deck,bedroom loads of privacy on hillside. NOW FOR $315,000 Contact DIANE OREILLY 233-9901 NEW GLOUCESTER/ REDUCED Enjoy your Passive Solar home with open design 3 floors and 2 wings located minutes from Pineland Center and Freeport. Fully applianced stainless steel gourmet kitchen with oversize island to entertain quest in the three window wall dining room overlooking the pond. You own half of the pond with a total of 2 acres. Private entrance to office and family room. Oversize two car garage with workshop area. Master bedroom with spa bath in seperate wing. Future third floor area to work with. NOW AT $266,000 Contact Diane 233-9901/ dianeoreilly@msn.com

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Peter Thornton | 207.770.2292

Karen Wright | 207.770.2230

Historic cape, extended and updated for gracious living. Very private location with Royal River frontage, lovely gardens and a 2-story barn on nearly 7 acres. 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, over 3600 sf of living space lovingly maintained. MLS# 982259 $1,550,000

Magnificent Brick English Tutor sited on 7.8 of unspoiled grounds with wonderful water views of Casco Bay. The house has updated kitchen, the formal living and dining rooms boast grand fireplaces. Charming brick carriage house and lovely landscaping. MLS# 938373 $1,490,000

Exquisite site on the ocean for this comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch home. The tranquil, sunny one and one half acre lot provides expansive seaside views toward Portland Harbor. There are hardwood floors, cast iron baseboard heat, 2 fireplaces, a spacious dining room addition and an in-ground pool. MLS# 979250 $1,199,900

Sunday, August 29 • 1pm-4pm 17 Kenwood Street, Portland

In the desirable USM area on a deadend street. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, center stair colonial. LR, DR, fireplace, sunroom, master with dressing room. Upstairs screened porch. Full basement, 2-car garage. Huge attic. Hardwood throughout. Great neighborhood! Asking $354,900

Architecturally designed home with spectacular water views of the island and open ocean. The floor plan is enhanced by a great room with soaring cathedral ceiling conducive to family gatherings and entertaining. Deed water access. Broker Owned. MLS# 976777 $995,000

KENNEBUNK

150 Port Road | 207.967.0934

Situated in one of Cape Elizabeth’s most desirable neighborhoods, this competitively priced 3,400 sf 4 bedroom cottage style property was completed in 2009. Offers a private lot manicured grounds, deck, master bedroom suite and superior quality & craftsmanship throughout. MLS# 986870 $695,000

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Baxter Blvd area. This charming Garrison has had some tasteful updates. New hardwood, appliances in kitchen, new furnace. Set on a landscaped corner. Family room with gas stove a plus. MLS# 966790 $497,000

141 Maine Street | 207.729.2820

Each Office is Independantly Owned and Operated.

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46 Bayview Street | 207.230.1003


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SOUTH FREEPORT MLS # 974359 $ 1,398,000

FALMOUTH COUNTRY CLUB MLS #961966 New Price! $ 449,900

FALMOUTH FORESIDE MLS # 983624 New Price! $ 359,900

CUMBERLAND MLS # 979954 New Price! $ 279,900

FALMOUTH—NEW LISTING! MLS # 987465 $ 550,000

CAPE ELIZABETH MLS # 961184 $ 460,000

FALMOUTH—THE WOODLANDS MLS # 967062 New Price! $ 575,000

FALMOUTH FORESIDE MLS # 954855 $ 689,900

FALMOUTH MLS # 970891 New Price! $ 525,000

FALMOUTH MLS # 983050 $ 357,000

FALMOUTH—NEW SUBDIVISON HEMLOCK WOODS Building packages start at $495,000

PORLTAND MLS # 972100 New Price! $ 229,000

SOUTH PORTLAND MLS # 981375 $ 450,000

FALMOUTH FORESIDE MLS # 977582 $ 745,000

WINDAHAM MLS # 968999 New Price! $ 599,000

NORTH YARMOUTH MLS # 988224 New Price! $ 525,000

CUMBERLAND MLS # 970112 New Price! $ 295,000

FALMOUTH—THE WOODLANDS MLS # 968707 New Price! $ 695,000

GORHAM MLS # 984294 $ 344,900

CUMBERLAND—FALMOUTH CC MLS # 969501 $ 550,000

CAPE ELIZABETH MLS # 971293 New Price! $ 499,900

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE MLS # 977177 New Price! $ 950,000

FALMOUTH FORESIDE MLS # 975299 $ 475,000

CUMBERLAND FORESIDE MLS # 975019 $ 524,900

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