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Lobster Trap Lattice at Slipway What do you do with a dooryard full of old, ratty, wooden lobster traps and collections of driftwood?
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ena Davis, of Thomaston, mother of two young boys and a former classroom teacher, began selling children’ s books and music as a home based business over three years ago. She discovered a small publisher called Barefoot Books when she was teaching in California and fell in love with the art and magical stories. Today Dena’s Barefoot Book Nook is well-established and growing. What is your Barefoot Book Nook business? I own a traveling bookstore as well as an online bookstore at BarefootBookNook.com. We carry a wide inventory of Barefoot Books, CDs, puppets, and puzzles. I set up at different fairs and festivals and run Barefoot Book Fairs and Fundraisers for schools, libraries and other nonprofits. I typically attend small, local events, but this year, I’ll be setting up a booth at the Southern Maine Pride Festival in Portland, as well as setting up a booth at the Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show. I also provide story times and activities at different venues, which have included several local libraries, Toy Library Center, Coastal Children’s Museum, and the Green Fair at Plants Unlimited. I also help others start their own Barefoot businesses.
How did you stumble into this as a part time business? My background is in teaching at the elementary level. I also had a brief stint in marketing at an independent book distributor, PGW, in California. When I discovered Barefoot Books while on vacation in Maine, it was a match made in heaven. The gorgeous art and beautiful stories drew me in. Little did I know that I would move to Maine, have two children, and start my own Barefoot business. Running a business from home gives our family the flexibility we need while raising a son with special needs (our oldest has Cornelia deLange Syndrome, or CdLS) and a new baby (now a year old) who joined our family through MAPS’ Domestic Adoption program. I can work my schedule around therapy appointments, doctor visits, music classes, and play dates, which would be more difficult to do with a regular part-time job. Barefoot really provides me the opportunity to make money doing something I love, sharing beautiful books with children and families.
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print. I carry a pretty wide selection of these, actually. I adore the fabric illustrations of Clare Beaton’s books (Elusive Moose, There’s a Cow in the Cabbage Patch) as well as the ethereal illustrations of Helen Cann in Forest of Stories and Barefoot Book of Dance Stories. I love the anthologies of folktales from different countries. My bestsellers are BB of Princesses and BB of Pirates, the books with singalong CDs for the toddlers and preschoolers and our books written by UK’s poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy (The Gift and The Tear Thief ), which are exquisitely written. I love our focus on different cultures in books for all ages. My favorites are Elephant Dance, a story about a grandfather remembering his days in India, and Mama
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Here’s a taste of Fourth of July events along the coast of Maine: JULY 1: Second annual Bayside Block Festival 4 to 7 p.m., downtown Camden; Celebration Life Family Church concert 5 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre; Bay Chamber Concerts’ 51st season kickoff, 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. JULY 2: All-day Family Fun Day at the Camden Snow Bowl; Concert Handbell Choir of the St. Luke Lutheran Church of Gales, Conn. in Camden Amphitheatre; Fabulous 50s and Sensational 60s Car Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum (also July 3). JULY 3: Music by the Sea noon to 5 p.m. in Camden Harbor Park featuring Mondaynight Jazz Orchestra, Midcoast Community Band and Steelin’ Thunder; and Dancing in the Streets with Junior Walker and the All-Stars, 8:30 p.m. and again after 9:15 p.m. fireworks. JULY 4: 235th Independence Day, Eastport. Largest July 4th celebration in Maine. Grand Independence Parade, Fireworks over the Bay, free entertainment at Overlook Park, greasy pole and water sports, antique car show, contests and games for all ages with prizes. Traditionally, there is a visit from a U.S. Navy ship, providing free tours. For a complete schedule, go to eastport4th.com. Bar Harbor July 4th Celebration. Blueberry pancake breakfast, parade, crafts, music, seafood festival, lobster boat races, fireworks. FMI: 288-5103 ext.112. Thomaston’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., downtown including 11 a.m. parade and 9:15 p.m. fireworks; and 195th Army Band of the Maine Army National Guard concert 3 p.m. in Camden Amphitheatre. Fourth of July Celebration, Boothbay. Old-fashioned Fourth of July family celebration on the Boothbay Common. Crafts, children’s games, chicken barbeque. Live music all day. Fireworks in the evening. FMI: 633-4825.
Celtic music, cheese rolling and Highland games in Belfast C ome mid-July, mind those cheese wheels in Belfast, for they will be rolling through town. It’s time for the fifth annual Maine Celtic Celebration, July 15-17, a celebration that draws music lovers, athletes and appreciators of a culture rooted in the northwestern edges of Europe and British Isles. The three-day festival takes place along the waterfront of Belfast, and it is all free (donations, however, are more than welcome), with live music filling the air throughout the event. The family festival begins the evening of July 15 with a fundraising dinner featuring musical guest Hanz Araki to benefit the festival, at the Boat House on the bay. One the menu: whisky tasting, salmon and cheese, with a main course of fish and chips. “The music is the heart and soul of the festival,” said Matt Smith, a musician himself, and one of the organizers of the event. “Music is the driving and consistent force throughout the celebration.” Musicians on various stages will include Maximum Blue, Maine Highland Fiddlers, Sean Sheerins, Frank “The Flying Scotsman” Taylor, MacLir, Chuck Donnelly and Emma Walsh, Squid Jiggers, KENAZ, Prydein, Naia, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, Heather
Morris and Doug Webster, John Doyle, the Napper Tandies and plenty more. Musicians will also be on hand to share their knowledge with folks, and there will dancing. On July 16, the day begins at 7:45 a.m. with the Fifth Annual Celtic 5K Road Race, running/ walking race, through Belfast for 3.1 miles. Later in the morning, Dog Breeds of the Celtic World will be best in show, with a parade beginning from the Waterfall Arts Dog Show and Tell at 10:30 a.m. on the Steamboat Stage. Later in the day, a tugof-war on the mudflats. And throughout, music, music, music. On July 17, the Highland Games, their roots in the 11th Century, will occupy the competitive, with traditional •
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By Richard Ruggiero
Show your independence ith Independence Day right upon us, it is truly the start of the summer season. Very soon the Midcoast will be full of thirsty travelers dining in local restaurants and pubs alike, and sampling the best that Maine has to offer. Fourth of July is of course a federal holiday in the United States celebrating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776, which declared our independence from Great Britain. We may have declared our independence, but we were left with some great styles of beer, and we are not giving those back. Historians have long disputed whether Congress actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, although Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin all claimed in letters later found that they did indeed sign it that day. Although that dispute still continues, history does state that they were all brewers of fine ales, as was George Washington. Some of those bottles of ale still survive, and are highly collectible. One such bottle, brewed by George Washington, sits upon a high shelf in one of the oldest pubs in America: McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York City. It is an historic landmark that was frequented by all three founding fathers when they were in New York. Without the modern pleasures of technology, how did they brew great beer? With great patience, skill, and perseverance. In 1778, General George Washington marked Fourth of July with an artillery salute and doubled rations of ale for his soldiers. What a guy! On with the beer! A fairly new brewing company to the Portland area is Maine Beer Company. A new addition to their lineup of fine unfiltered ales is Lunch IPA.
The beer is named after a female whale that a marine mammal laboratory at the College of the Atlantic, in Bar Harbor, has been spotting since 1982. Lunch IPA (India Pale Ale) pours into the glass with a hazy, beautifully thick, fluffy white head that lasts to the bottom of the glass. The perfect consumption temperature for this ale is about 52 F. This temperature lets all the unique flavors come through. The aroma takes to note with a wonderful citrus nose, and a big nose of west coast style citrus hops. At 7 percent alcohol per volume, this ale lies between an American-style IPA and an Extra or Imperial IPA. This beer brings big flavor and upfront “hoppiness,” with an astonishingly clean, crisp, dry finish. The hop-to-malt balance is nicely rounded, so the beer is not overly sweet or bitter. The other thing I love about this beer is that it doesn’t leave a bitter linger of hops in the back palate like some other styles of IPAs. This beer can be enjoyed by both hop-heads and non hop-heads alike. It’s a well-balanced ale, and just a great beer! Brewed right here in Maine. I can’t wait to taste other new releases from this great handcrafted brewery. As the name suggests, it’s a great lunch time beer, or anytime beer. Belgian style beers have been making quite a footprint on the American beer market lately, with Americans constantly searching for that unique flavor profile. A Belgian beer company that has been brewing fine Belgian beers for quite some time is Blue Moon Brewing Co., in Colorado. A new brew added to their lineup of great beers is Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat. A gold medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the specialty Honey Lager or Ale category, brewed from April through September. This beer is unfiltered like many
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Beer Can Chicken: Propping a whole chicken on an open can of beer and slow-roasting it on the grill may seem a bit unusual, but the result is incredible. The beer
vapors do little to moisten the chicken; rather, the vertical position of the bird allows its juices to flow down over the breast, keeping it succulent. 2 tablespoons Garlic Barbecue Marinade (recipe follows) A 4-pound chicken 2 tablespoons Seven-Spice Dry Rub (recipe follows) A 12-ounce can of beer 1 cup hickory or other hardwood chips, soaked in water Cider Mop Spray (recipe follows) 1/2 cup your favorite barbecue sauce Rub the marinade all over the chicken and refrigerate overnight or let stand for at least four hours at room temperature. Bring the chicken to room temperature and sprinkle the dry rub oil over the skin. Light a charcoal fire in a covered grill and set it up for indirect grilling. When the temperature reaches 225 F, carefully push the hot coals to one side and place a drip pan filled with one cup of water on the opposite side. Discard (or drink) half the beer. Stand the chicken upright on the can, with its legs pointing down. Transfer the chicken on the beer can to the grill, setting it over the drip pan, and cover the grill. You will need to cook the chicken for about three hours total. To maintain the temperature inside, you will have to replenish the charcoal with a fresh batch of burning coals every hour. Add more water to the drip pan when half of it is evaporated. After the first 45 minutes, rotate the chicken, then drain 1/2 cup of the wood chips and scatter them over the coals. After another 45 minutes, drain and scatter the remaining wood chips over the coals. Rotate the chicken again, and spray the chicken with the mop spray. Rotate and spray the bird twice more, at 45
minutes intervals. The chicken is done when an inserted thermometer reads 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove and discard beer can and transfer the bird to a carving board. Remove the drip pan from the grill, stoke the coals and spread them in an even layer. Replenish with fresh coals to make a moderately hot fire. Cut the chicken in half though the backbone and brush it all over with the diluted barbecue sauce. Grill the chicken skin side down until lightly charred. Turn and brush it with more sauce. Continue grilling, brushing and turning until the chicken skin is crisp and glazed.
Garlic Barbecue Marinade: 10 garlic cloves coarsely chopped 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 onion chopped 1/4 cup water Put all ingredients in a blender and pulse until thoroughly combined.
Seven-Spice Dry Rub: 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup paprika 2 tablespoons salt 1/4 cup chili powder 1/4 cup dry mustard 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ginger In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, paprika, salt, chili powder, dry mustard, black pepper, Old Bay and ginger. •
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Chili-Rubbed Chicken Thighs: Spice Rub: 1/4 cup paprika 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon salt In a small bowl, stir paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt and salt together and set aside.
Potatoes and Chicken: 4 baking potatoes 1 onion sliced thinly 4 tablespoons butter or margarine 8 bone-in chicken thighs Heat oven to 350 F. Cut each potato in half lengthwise and place 1/4 of the onion, 1 tablespoon of the butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the spice rub on one exposed surface of each potato. Reform 2 halves of a potato to make a whole and wrap tightly in tin foil. Bake potatoes for about 45 minutes or until, when gently squeezed, they are soft. In the meantime, remove skin from the thighs and coat both sides of the chicken with the remaining spice rub. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and cook until the juices run clear and are done, about 30-35 minutes. Turn the thighs once during cooking.
Apple Sweet Barbecued Chicken: 2 (3-3 1/2-pound) frying chickens cut up 1 cup barbecue sauce 1/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate thawed Grill Directions: Heat grill. In a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and apple juice concentrate; blend well. When ready to grill, place chicken, skin side down, on gas grill over low heat or on charcoal grill 4-6 inches from medium coals. Cook 40-50 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear, turning often and
brushing frequently with sauce during last 15 minutes of cooking. Heat any remaining sauce to a boil and serve with the chicken. Oven Directions: Heat oven to 375 F. Prepare sauce as directed above. Place chicken, skin side down, in an ungreased baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Using a spoon, remove most of the pan juices. Turn chicken over; brush with sauce. Return to oven; bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until chicken is fork tender and juices run clear; brushing frequently with sauce. Heat any remaining sauce as above.
Rubs: Here are some manly rubs to enjoy this year. Yeah, that’s right, I said manly. Yup, that’s right, I am dreaming again! The best rub in the world is the rub you like best. More often than not the rub you like best is the one you make yourself. So where do you start? Generally dry rubs start out with a few basic ingredients. Remember that a rub is not only a mixture of spices and herbs; it is a mixture of flavors. A good rub will have a balanced flavor that adds to meats, but doesn’t overpower them. Amount: First of all you want to decide how much to make. Dry rubs can be stored for months, but after time they begin to lose their flavor, so if you won’t use it all in a few months then you’ve made too much. When you are first starting out with a rub make it in small batches, but be sure to record how you made it. You don’t want to come up with the perfect rub only to forget how you made it. I save old spice bottles to hold my rubs and put a label on the side with the recipe. I also record the date I made it. This way I know exactly what I am using and how long it’s been sitting around. Basic Flavors: You want to start your rub with the basic flavors: salt, sweet, sour, and bitter. Okay, you want to start with salt and sweet, specifically sugar and, well, salt. If you choose plain salt and plain sugar you will get a very basic base with which to start. Of course most people who have been making rubs for a while use something different. Sugar can be white, brown, Turbinado or any other kind of sugar you like. If you want to make a wet rub then you can use molasses. Each of
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these adds a different flavor to your rub that can really enhance the taste. As for salt you can go with regular table salt, sea salt, kosher salt, or you can use a flavored salt like garlic, onion or seasoning salt. Salt should actually be measured by weight not volume but as long as you understand the differences between types of salt you will be okay (see: Salt). Simply combining something like brown sugar and garlic salt will give you a pretty decent rub. Start out with a cup of each and you are ready to build up your rub. Building Flavor: These two ingredients make the base of the rub. From here you build on the flavor and the color that will make the rub something that adds to the meat you use it on. For the sake of argument let’s assume that you are using one cup each of sugar and salt. Now add 1/2 cup of paprika. Paprika is great for color but also for its mild flavor. The color is strong so you don’t need as much paprika as you do with the other two. Now you have something that really looks like your typical spice rub. Adding Heat: From here you can start building on the flavor of the rub you want to make. In truth you can simply add some herbs and call it done. A 1/2 cup of oregano or Italian seasoning will round out the flavors and give you a good rub. However it you want a rub with some heat you need to think about adding pepper. Depending on the heat of the pepper you add you can go with anything from about 1/2 cup to a teaspoon or two. If you are adding cayenne I would suggest about 1 tablespoon for a fairly hot rub to 1 teaspoon for something with a touch of heat. You can also choose a variety of chili powders, crushed red pepper flakes or any other dried and ground pepper. Herbs and Spices: To finish off your rub try adding some herbs. As I said before some oregano is a great addition. Remember that it is easier to add something to a rub than it is to take it out. Of course you can simply add additional base ingredients if you end up with something too powerful, but I find it better to be conservative
with the herbs and build up later. The best tool for rub building is a good collection of spices. Line them up and add them as you see fit. If you start out making small batches of a rub you won’t end up with a large supply of something that just isn’t working. Experiment and see what happens.
Beef Rib Rub: This rub combines the flavors of sweet and heat. You can adjust the heat by using mild or medium chili powder. If you really want to spice it up, then add an extra tablespoon of cayenne. 1/4 cup paprika 1/4 cup mild or medium chili powder 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon salt Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Apply about 2 tablespoons of rub to each side of the rack. Prepare smoker or grill and add ribs.
Poultry Rub: This is a great all purpose poultry rub. It works well on grilled chicken wings or even deep fried turkey. Use Hungarian paprika if you can find it because it has a much richer, sweeter flavor. 3/4 cup paprika (Hungarian if you have it) 1/4 cup black pepper freshly ground 1/4 cup celery salt 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons onion powder 2 tablespoons dry mustard 2 teaspoons cayenne 2 tablespoons lemon zest
Texas-Style Brisket Rub: This southwestern-style rub is a great way to spice up brisket. Remember, when applying rub to a brisket, work the rub into the meat anywhere it is exposed. 5 tablespoons paprika 2 1/2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons onion powder 4 teaspoons black pepper 4 teaspoons dried parsley 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon hot chili powder •
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By Kay Stephens
This is a random collection of things, ideas, trends and just weird stuff that coastal Maine has to offer. Obviously, this is subjective and can’t include everybody, or else it would be called… the phone book.
Best burger on the coast of Maine
Best Burger on The Coast of Maine Though a lot of people come up to Maine for the good ole lobster roll, the locals have their own cravings and varied opinions on what defines the “Best Burger” around. Now that TheScene is opening its territory to Bar Harbor and Downeast, we’ve got even more burger joints vying for the title. A poll put out on The Killer Convo and TheScene determined who has the “Best Burger on The Coast of Maine” and here’s the winner:
Country” list as well as on VillageSoup’s The Best of The Best list four years running, but that hasn’t gone to the head of this very humble, six-ounce beef patty, grilled with American cheese and served with lettuce, onions, and pickles on a paper plate with ruffled potato chips. As far as needing seven napkins or less, “it all depends on how messy of an eater you are and how much practice you’ve had,” Luttrell said. Through viral word of mouth, the 7-Napkin Burger has become famous, and not just locally. “Last week, we had a couple from Germany come in who’d heard about the 7-Napkin Burger in their country and came here specifically to try it,” said Luttrell.
Most votes: Owls Head General Store’s 7-Napkin Burger Owls Head Owner Martha Luttrell has already gotten her burger on The Food Network Magazine’s “Best Burgers In The
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Rockland Co-owner James Hatch describes this eight-ounce premium ground beef burger topped with Applewood smoked bacon, crumbled blue cheese and red onion as not only his personal favorite, but his customers’ as well.
Camden Co-owner Raymond Losnes calls this local, Appleton farm-raised water buffalo burger “fantastic.” With a very flavorful, 93 percent lean, robust, but not overpowering taste, the burger is topped with bacon and Gouda cheese and served on a Ciabatta roll.
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Rockland Owner Kelly Woods describes it as a “juicy grilled burger stacked with Farmers Bacon, cheddar, hickory barbeque sauce and onion rings on top, complete with lettuce and tomato on a toasted bun. Pair it with one of their nine side dishes and you’ve got a perfect lunch or dinner.”
Other Contenders for “Best Burger” Rollies Bar and Grill’s Bacon and Bleu Cheeseburger, Belfast Bayview Lobster’s Caldwell Farms “Simple Burger,” Camden Scott’s Place Burger, Camden Waterfront’s Aldermere Farms Smoky BBQ Colorado Burger, Camden Cafe Miranda’s Gorgonzola Crimini Mushroom on Foccacia Burger, Rockland Side Street Café’s “The Nomad” Angus burger, Bar Harbor And as always, if you have an opinion on this Black Book, take it to TheScene!
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• GRILLIN’ from page 18 Garlic Rosemary Rub: 4 cloves garlic crushed 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons rosemary leaves 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper Makes: 3 tablespoons Combine all ingredients. Mix until well blended. Rub evenly over the surface of your favorite steaks for grilling.
Tandoori Rub: This rub will give fish or poultry an authentic Indian flavor that is as colorful as it is tasty. 1 tablespoon ginger 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon coriander 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon cayenne Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
Mustard Rub: A classic wet mustard rub that really sticks to the meat. You can use different types of mustard in this recipe in order to change the flavor of the rub. 2 cup Dijon mustard 1 cup minced parsley 1/2 cup dried orange or lemon peel 1/2 cup rosemary leaves crushed 1/4 cup black pepper 1 tablespoon salt Mix together. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
Spicy Southwestern Rub:
This wet rub packs a lot of flavor. You can adjust the heat by using either hot, medium or mild chili powder. 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoons ground cumin 1 large garlic clove minced 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 teaspoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Mash garlic and salt together to form a paste. Mix together chili powder, cumin, garlic paste, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, pepper, allspice, and oil. Let this rub sit on meat for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
This wet rub should be a thick paste once mixed. It can be used on any kind of meat, but is particularly good on poultry. If you do use it on poultry be sure to get it under the skin. 2 cups crushed real bacon bits 2 cups minced parsley 2 cups tomato paste 1/3 cup cracked black pepper 1/3 cup paprika Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate. Good for up to 2 weeks.
Papaya Rub: This wet rub not only has the ability to add flavor, but because of the papaya’s natural tenderizing power, it helps to keep meats tender. 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons black pepper 1 tablespoon salt (kosher) 1 papaya peeled and seeded Slice papaya into thin slices. Combine sugar, soy sauce, black pepper and salt. Mix until sugar and salt dissolve. Rub mixture over the surface of the meat you want to season. Place half the papaya slices on the bottom of a glass baking dish. Place meat on top of slices. Cover meat with the other half of the slices. Cover and refrigerator for 1 hour.
Caribbean Jerk Wet Rub: 1/4 cup ground allspice 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons ground nutmeg 1/4 pound ginger peeled 1/2 large yellow onion 1/4 cup minced garlic 1/4 cup key lime juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme 1 ounce chipotle puree 1/2 cup kosher salt 1 cup chopped scallions In a blender, puree all ingredients except for the scallions. Once the mixture is smooth, add it to a large mixing bowl then fold in the scallions. This wet rub is best used with fish or chicken. Add rub with hands then roast or bake fish or meat.
Kansas City Style Ribs: BBQ rubs are the key to authentic Kansas City ribs. Use this while they are slow cooking, then add a Kansas
City style barbeque sauce, and you’ll be in heaven! 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup paprika 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper BBQ rubs are usually dry, although they can be wet, or paste-like. Generally you spread them all over the meat and then grill as usual. Some rubs are better if you let the meat sit for a while before grilling, so it can absorb the flavor.
Memphis Style Rib Rub: 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons cayenne Mix ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. Spread evenly on prepared ribs that have been patted dry and let sit until the rub appears moist.
A Carolina BBQ Rub: 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons black pepper 1 tablespoons cayenne pepper 1/4 cup paprika Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on beef, chicken, lamb or pork.
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Brew Review Badger Café and Pub By Kay Stephens his month we toddled over to Badger Café and Pub in Union, which was destined to be featured in this column at some point, due to their insane devotion to providing good, craft beers from around the world. And they’ve been known to host a five-course beer dinner (hello—brilliant!) Chef Michael Greer and I sat down on a quiet Friday afternoon before the dinner rush, started to sample some of Badger Café and Pub’s signature brews, and came up with these reviews together.
Blithering Idiot This 13 percent English barley wine from Pennsylvania’s Weyerbacher Brewing Co. is like a mule kick to the head after three glasses. Its sweet and slightly bitter taste sneaks up on you. In fact, three glasses is about what it takes to get you cut off because as the saying goes at The Badger Café and Pub, “When the blithering starts, the drinking stops.”
Riggwelter This Yorkshire Ale from Black Sheep Brewery is very Old Norse — think of what The Mighty Thor probably drinks after sweating it out all day long in his magical realm hammering stuff. Rygg means “back” and Velte (or Welt) means “overturn” and what you’ve got here is a beer title dedicated to a sheep that has flopped over on its back and can’t get back up. Thor and sheep jokes are too easy — I don’t want to take a “sheep shot” at what was historically a private moment between a warrior and his livestock. Drink a couple of these Riggwelders and the term “hammered” takes another whole other meaning altogether.
Blonde Witch In Europe, this beer is called Blonde Witch, but in the U.S., it is distributed with a one-letter substitute. Hey, we’re Americans, no need to insinuate anything when we’ve got an entire reality TV culture dedicated to this type of woman. And despite its light, refreshing taste with a sweet citrus finish, don’t be fooled. Yes, she starts out nice, but that’s just the fuggle hops giving you beer goggles. You don’t want to wake up next to her, ‘cause it won’t be to fresh coffee and breakfast in bed, honey. Opening one bleary eye, you’ll peer out of your jail cell into the eyes of a production assistant holding a clipboard and a pen who just got you to sign a release form for The Real Housewives of New Jersey as he tells you, “Man, wait ‘til you see what you did these last 24 hours when it ends up in next season’s finale!”
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Through the lens with Neal Parent Paris, China, Kenya...
icture Neal Parent, a tallish, whitehaired man from Belfast, strolling through the Humble Administrator’s Garden in Zuzhou, or into the Quanfu Temple of the ancient water town of Zouzhang, a Canon E010 slung over one shoulder, or Nikon F3, loaded with Ilford HP. On the other shoulder, a Canon 3D, or maybe a Sony A700. With one, he’ll shoot black and white, the other, he’ll capture the world, and this applies to whatever part of the world he visits, in color. Whichever lends itself to the moment. For you hand Neal Parent a camera, and he will inevitably hand back to you a visual poem, whether it is about a dog toppling into the shoulders of a grinning girl on a Camden dock, a man kissing his girlfriend’s forehead on a Paris bench, or a serious game of mahjong in China. He gets the story behind the photo, all within that photo. In 1982, Ansel Adams told him that the essence of Maine was not an easy thing to capture, but Neal was onto it and encouraged him forward. Such has been his life for the past 35 years, illuminating the human existence through his lens ‚ as he continues teaching others about finding their own way of seeing the world, likewise with a camera. Twenty-three years ago, I talked with Neal about his photography, the way he captured life in Maine, its people, animals and landscape, with such pathos.
In 1988, Neal, a teacher even back then (and since, at Wooden Boat and Maine Media Workshops, or workshops aboard Penobscot Bay schooners), advised exploring the work of Kosti Ruohomaa, the photographer whom Neal most admired. Kosti’s work had preceded Neal’s by a few decades, capturing a Maine of the 1940s and 1950s, and his heart was just as devoted to Maine, the coast, its people. Kosti shot for Life Magazine, and his photos were more stylized, while Neal, who was for a long stint a photojournalist with the Camden Herald, shot Tri-X with 35 millimeter cameras under available light, appreciating the spontaneity of the smaller format and graininess of that Kodak film that generations of photographers loved. But Neal has since pushed his geographic and artistic boundaries, to Paris, the Caribbean, American West, China, and next year, Kenya. Now he is taking students with him on these photographic journeys, and remaining true to his art, shooting with a unique synthesis of talent, skill and high regard for the human experience. And he is humbled by that experience. “When I got on the Great Wall, I was touching a piece of history,” he said. “I just realized, here I was, a little guy from Belfast, 35 years ago just a carpenter, and now I was on the Great Wall. Unbelievable.”
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He is taking small groups, ideally 10-12 students, with him on his travels. His good friend, hospitalist Howard Jones, said, “you’ve got to go to China,” so, Neal did, climbing aboard a Delta 747 with 10 students and 400 other passengers; 28 hours later, they were at the Forbidden City with millions more people. “My wife said, ‘sum up in one word the trip,’” said Neal. “And I said, ‘people.’ All so pleasant, so accepting of life the way it is. Many have little materially, but are so gracious and dignified.” In one photo now mounted and hanging in his Belfast gallery, an elderly man gazes back at us from his village home. At his feet, a board lies horizontal across the threshold of his doorway. “It’s a trouble board,” said Neal, awed by the sensibility of the concept. “It is to keep trouble at bay.” And while Neal teaches, he learns. “Every class, I learn from people,” he said. “ One sail years ago on the Roseway [he takes a few sailing expeditions each summer aboard schooners, teaching photography], we were on Swans Island. We all got off the boat with cameras, looking for lobstermen or lighthouses to photograph. But one woman said, ‘I’m staying right here on the rowboat.’ She was right. We have to see, to experience where we are at. You don’t drive to see a sunset, you
look for what that sunset is doing behind you.” That searching for meaning in what we see permeates his work. The technical, while critical, remains secondary to the artistic purpose. In 1988, he told me this: “Most black and white photographers are so concerned about the technical aspects, the crispness, that they actually forget what’s inside them. People see something and they know it’s there. They start wondering what sort of lens to use, light meters, gray cards. And they become a machine. They are looking for a certain F-stop, density. I think they are forgetting. They end up with a very nice photo, but with no emotion.” Today, he remains true to that philosophy. “I love B&W,” he said. “With B&W you need to say something, you need to have an emotion with it. What draws you is the light. It has always been the light.” That is the photographer in Neal Parent, recognizing that certain slant of light and a feeling in the air, and then capturing it. The teacher in him wants to share that joy, the discovery in recognizing the moment. He asked himself back in 1976, when he first started teaching photography, “Can I get across what I know to people?” He can. He does. With humor and grace, he makes us see.
Where to find Neal Parent and his photos The Parent Gallery 92 Main St., Belfast nealparent.com Neal and his daughter, Joanne, also an artist, opened the gallery in 2001. “Our 10th year is this July! I didn’t think we’d be here 10 weeks.” Upcoming photography workshops with Neal Kenya, 14 days, Feb. 1-14 With Expanding Opportunities, exop.org 800-760-7943; 722-3708 Nice and the French Riviera, March 9-15 Paris, March 16-22 Contact Latitudes-travel; info@Latitudes-travel.com 800-955-8553
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ART on a Walk Art seekers take note: Bar Harbor is replete with the creative spirit, and here’s one way to get acquainted: Take a walk down the streets with us, and see what we’ve found in local galleries. By Tim Badgley
#1 Alone Moose Gallery 78 West Street • 288-4229 • Fine juried crafts • Pottery • Wildlife sculpture - bronze & wood • Photography • Furniture • Limited edition block prints • Painted silk • Jewelry
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#6, #9 Argosy Gallery 110 Main St. (downstairs) • 288-9226 Argosy II • 6 Mt. Desert St. • 288-9227
#2 Mason Gallery 78 West St. • 801-4002 • Fine art photography of Stan Mason • Images of the natural beauty and rich culture of Downeast Maine • Color and monochrome prints • Photograph collections in book and folio form available.
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#10 D’Alessio Gallery 12 Mt. Desert St. • 351-5450
• Spectacular collection of artists living and working in Maine • Oils and watercolors • Images of Maine’s scenic coast, Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park • American traditional and impressionist • Works from $100 to $10,000
• Contemporary art studio and gallery • Works by Russell D’Alessio • Acrylic on canvas • Printmaking • Photography • Collage
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‘Tis the season for... watermelon!
e all love, except for my son, the sweetness and the thirst-quenching properties of watermelon, but few people (chefs included) use this weighty fruit in recipes. Not only is it economical but the versatility is astounding. I am devoting this entire column to this summertime sweet, so I urge you to really give one of these recipes a try this summer.
Watermelon Malibu Surf 1 cup trimmed strawberries, cut in half 1/2 cup coconut cream 2 ounces spiced rum 1 piece watermelon wedge for garnish 1/2 cup sweetened whipped topping Blend watermelon, strawberries, coconut cream and rum just until smooth. Place in freezer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Pour into chilled glass. Garnish with mini watermelon wedges and whipped topping. Serve immediately.
Watermelon Kiwi Smoothie 2 cups seedless watermelon chunks 2 pieces peeled and chopped kiwis 2 cups vanilla yogurt 1 cup ice 3 sprigs fresh mint for garnish Place all of the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
Watermelon Cranberry Topping: Sweet and Tangy This is great over ice cream, pound cake and angel food cake. It can also be served with roast turkey or duck. 1 cup watermelon puree
1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1 cup apple cider 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon lemon zest Lemon juice from a fresh lemon 1 teaspoon cinnamon A dash powdered cloves Mix all ingredients together and bring to a simmer, stirring over medium heat in a 3-quart non-corrosive saucepan. Reduce heat to maintain a slow simmer and simmer until the cranberries and apricots are plump and tender and the mixture is very thick. Serve warm.
Crab Cakes with Watermelon 8 ounces cooked, shelled and pickled over crabmeat, drained 2 eggs lightly beaten 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 1/4 cup drained sweet pickle relish 1 serving butter for frying 1 cup minced and drained watermelon 1/2 cup bottled chili relish In a bowl, mix the crab, eggs, mayonnaise, breadcrumbs and sweet pickle relish. Heat a generous amount of butter (you may use a combination of canola oil and butter if desired) in a 10to 12-inch sautée pan over medium high heat. Using 2 teaspoons as tools, drop small dollops (about 1 teaspoon full) of the crab mixture into the butter and fry, turning once, until golden brown on each side. Fry the puffs in batches keeping them warm on a baking sheet in the oven as they come out of the pan. Mix together the watermelon and relish and serve with the crab cakes for dipping.
Watermelon and Peaches Dessert 4 cups watermelon cubes 2 peaches Juice from two lemons 1/8 cup raw or organic white sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cups vanilla yogurt 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup slivered almonds In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and then add the almonds to the pan. Stir the almonds until they are toasted and golden. Remove the almonds from the pan to aluminum foil or a heatproof plate to cool. Thinly slice the peaches and toss in a bowl with the lemon juice. Add the watermelon cubes to the bowl with the peaches and toss together. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and yogurt and pour over the watermelon and peaches. Sprinkle the almonds over the top. Serve immediately.
by Jim Bailey Watermelon Popsicles 1 piece watermelon 1 piece chunks of fresh fruit (try grapes, strawberries, or kiwi fruit) Puree watermelon and pour into Popsicle molds. Drop in chunks of fresh fruit, insert caps and place in freezer. Serve when frozen.
Fiery Watermelon-Pepper Jelly Sundaes 1 cup pepper jelly 1 cup minced watermelon 6 scoops vanilla ice cream 6 sundae dishes Heat the pepper jelly in a 2-quart saucepan over low heat until it melts. Stir in the watermelon and spoon the warm mixture over the ice cream and serve.
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SWAMPLANDIA! I’m going to keep it simple for July, y’all: if you like crazy swamp fauna and flora, whip-smart young protagonists, jungley islands, boys named after fruit, old-timey amusements, family psychology, alligators, ghost-dating, dredgers, bird men, and hypnotically masterful usage of the English language, I have good news. The paperback edition of Karen Russell’s impossibly stupendous SWAMPLANDIA! is out late this month, and I solemnly swear if you come into hello hello (now, at last, at 316 Main Street!) and buy a copy from me, I will give you a surprise gift. It’s that important to me. For store updates, specials, new releases, and ridiculous stuff, follow hello hello on facebook.com/hellohellobooks. THE SWITCH I’ve always been a sucker for a good romantic comedy, a genre that makes up in charm and chemistry for what it lacks in originality. My recent favorite is The Switch starring Jennifer Aniston as Kassie, a 40-yearold singleton who decides she can no longer wait for Mr. Right in order to become a mother and chooses artificial insemination. Jason Bateman plays Kassie’s best friend and longtime admirer Wally, a neurotic pessimist who, through a strange and amusing series of events, replaces the sperm donation with his own genetic material. The real fun starts seven years later when Wally meets Kassie’s neurotic and somewhat pessimistic son Sebastian. Aniston is tolerable, if not downright likeable and Bateman hasn’t been this adorably sad sack since TV’s Arrested Development, but the real scene stealer is Thomas Robinson as the big-eyed wise-beyond-his-years Sebastian. MELISSA AUF DER MAUR Remember Auf Der Maur? Possibly? Just a little. Her career started when she joined Hole. Yep, she was Courtney Love’s bass player. Remember her now? After which she joined some other big names as a bass player and back up singer, and even toured as the lead singer in a Black Sabbath cover band called Hand Of Doom. But it was the solo album released in 2004 that really grabbed some major attention from parties both in Europe and North America. She kinda floated around for a while, playing with Smashing Pumpkins and working on her second solo album which was scheduled to be released alongside a graphic novel and a film in 2010. Releasing teasers and the trailer for her film on her website, this second solo album has been quite a project. Titled Out Of Our Minds, or OOOM for short, the 28-minute film was released in London in April, 2010. Still touring and spreading the word of her three-part second solo release, Melisa Auf Der Maur is something to check out. Although she hasn’t released anything this year, find her now in Canada for the remainder of her tour, and be sure to watch for both performing with her friends in various bands, or working on her next epic solo work.
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Spring movies disappoint, so far S o far, the big movie season of 2011 has left me underwhelmed. Most recently, I watched “Kung Fu Panda 2,” which is about as interesting and creative as its title and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” which was kind of like drinking flat soda. The taste is familiar, but something’s missing. I’ll start with “Kung Fu.” Jack Black leads an allstar, and mostly wasted, cast in a reprise of the movie about a portly, lazy, food-loving panda tasked with becoming a master of Kung Fu. With his friends, he must save a beautifully rendered animated landscape from the forces of evil. To be absolutely honest, about three quarters of the way through this movie, I realized that I had been spacing out and thinking about something else for the past half hour. There are many reasons why this might occur. It may be I’m preoccupied with other matters or simply bored with kids’ movies, of which I’ve seen way too many. But most of the time, a good movie will hold my attention. I don’t think it’s a good sign at all. Finding my own memory somewhat lacking, I asked my wife what she thought. She said it wasn’t as funny as the first one. That’s kind of important too. A serious animated Jack Black Kung Fu movie doesn’t make much sense. This movie spent a lot of time exploring the title Panda’s emotional fallout from losing his family and being adopted. Kind of a downer in a comedy. The cast is excellent. You have Angelina Jolie as his fighting companion Tigress. Dustin Hoffman is the Yoda-
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What inspired you to get into the culinary arts? I grew up in a family that was united by the kitchen. My mother, a first generation Italian immigrant, was a great cook (I named my restaurant after her) and involved all the kids when preparing family meals. My grandmother (her step-mom) held forth at the her tiny apartment in the Bronx where our Italian family would gather once a month for a reunion that revolved around an allday feast. When people in our family or neighborhood experienced a personal tragedy our celebrated some wonderful milestone, we sent food ahead of us to console or celebrate, as needed. After I graduated college, every attempt at a nine-to-five job drew me closer to the idea of cooking for a career, and I finally made the leap in the early 1980s.
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Where did you get your start? My first real cooking job was at The Daily Catch in Boston, a Sicilian style seafood restaurant that specialized in calamari. Everything was made from scratch and they got fresh seafood daily from the Boston Fish Pier. It was a popular place that typically had a line to get in. What is the best part of running a restaurant? When I started, I loved the lifestyle and the excitement of meeting the challenge of busy nights, the
accomplishment of crafting a finished product from fresh local goods and serving it to appreciative diners. I enjoyed being my own boss and making my own rules about what foods we would source and how we acted as a company and a part of the community. Now I’m old enough so that my greatest sense of accomplishment comes from mentoring young people that we hire and seeing them succeed as workers and as people. What is your favorite dish to create? My favorite dish is the one I’m making. It can’t really be any other way. At different times I fall in love with a new dish on our menu but then a farmer or fisherman or forager comes in with something new and that becomes my new fave. I guess I’m a fickle chef. If you were marooned on a desert island, what meal would you want most to eat? If the question is, what would I like for my last meal, I would have to say something very slow cooked, maybe a 100-year-old egg started from scratch. If the question is, what would I like to be growing on my island, I’d be happy with basil plants, tomatoes, garlic and an olive tree, and I would trust my luck at gathering seafood. Some wild vines with nero d’avolo grapes would be nice, too. •
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• CHEF from page 30 Why did you choose the coast of Maine to live and work? As my career evolved in Boston, I was working 80 to 100 hours a week, often for several weeks straight, and my wife worked a full time job at normal day job hours. We never saw each other when both of us were awake. When we did have a couple days off, we would go to Bailey Island in the Casco Bay to unwind, and eventually got the idea to reverse things by moving here. It was the best decision we could have made, although ironically we haven’t been to Bailey Island since.
By Chad Ridge
t is amazing how quickly you can get sidetracked when the weather gets better and your life gets busy. This month I only dropped two pounds. I could say it is because I could not make it to the gym, but that would be a lie. I make time to take a shower, brush my teeth and get to work on time, so my not getting to the gym and doing my workout program is about me not making time for me. This is a common problem for everyone. So even though I lost weight, I know I could have done better. I move better and faster than I have in a long time, but I know that I still have a lot of work to do. I had a chance to speak to the kids from the ZING program — a great program from Penobscot Bay Medical Center that helps teach overweight kids to change their lifestyle to eat better and become more active. The kids asked about walking the Lobster Festival 10K Road Race. I talked to race director Holly Sherburne and she said a lot of people asked her about doing a walk to coincide with the race. Holly and I are now working on the first ever Maine Lobster Festival 5K Walk, scheduled for Sunday, August 7. I have been asked to help kick it off and if you would like to join me and walk the 5K you should pre-register at the festival website or run in the 10K. Hope to see you there!
What are your favorite cooking tools? A sharp knife, and a hot flame. Either a pan or a grill. I’m not much for fancy equipment. What makes a kitchen work well? Teamwork, respect, and enthusiasm. A shared sense of purpose. If you were not a chef, what might you be? A history professor.
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Belfastâ€™s Dog Scene The dog days of summer have new meaning... By Holly Vanorse
ack in August 2008, dedication and research brought to fruition the Belfast Dog Park and since then, every day of the year, and no matter the weather, there have been humans and canines enjoying the park. Many attribute the park to their expanded social network, a playground where new friends are made. Dogs and their owners from all over — Ellsworth, Orrington, Bangor — visit the park. Chester the Sheltie travels all the way from Surry to hang out at the park. Doug said he rescued his dog, Wendy, from a river. Wendy holds the title of park mediator, stepping in when tension gets high between other dogs. Morgan, a hound mix, was adopted from the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League. She had been underweight and believed to have been a lost hunting dog. At the park, her hunting instincts are strong as she paces along the fence, picking up a scent on the other side. The layout of the park begins with a common entrance,
Bodhi’s Dog Park Etiquette • Always keep your eye on your dog mischief can happen quickly. • Never bring food or treats into the park. • Never leave your dog unattended. • Never bring more dogs than you can watch - 3 is about the limit. • Always clean up after your dog. Poop bags are supplied, so use them. • Remove any halters, metal choke chains or link collars. In the rough and tumble play, a tooth or nail could get caught in this type of collar, resulting in a scared dog, lost tooth or broken nail and possibly a panic fight. • Make sure that your dog is current on all shots, including Bordetella for kennel cough. • Do not bring a female dog in heat, or dogs younger that 4 months. • If your dog becomes unruly or plays rough, leash them and leave the park. • In the colder months be sure to bring your own water as most park water supplies are shut off so that they don’t freeze.
a safe, fenced-in area. Smaller dogs are separated to one side, and the dogs weighing more than 25 pounds race around a larger enclosure. Every time a new dog is introduced, a rush of sniffing and welcoming ensues. Once acquainted, off they go in pairs, small groups or alone, back to what they were doing before the new arrival. Maggie, a social butterfly, romps around, meeting new friends and surveying the park, even catching a little of the baseball game next door. Brother and sister Winslow and Zinnia, Golden Retrievers, enjoy their game of fetch with their human Jim. Mostly they enjoy the water bowls, frequently splashing their paws in them as Jim fills them. Not all are interested in play. Some come to just take in the sights. After confiscating a bright yellow tennis ball, Emma, a brown Newfoundland, finds a spot to lay and watch her friends enjoy the weather. Emma’s human, Carol, who moved to Belfast a year ago, admits that if it hadn’t have been for the dog park, she most likely wouldn’t know anyone. Morgan’s adoptive sister, Nettie, a Golden Retriever, is more interested in relaxing under the late day sun. Another retriever, Emmy Lou, found her spot right in her human friend’s lap. Dale Kuhnert, who took along his four-legged pal, Barney, and Debbie Hockensmith were on the park’soriginal planning committee. Kuhnert said that while they were building the park, they hoped it would become a model for other communities. Hockensmith said they conduct educational programs, helping humans understand dog behaviors, and hold canine first aid classes. The second Saturday of every month is a working day, both Hockensmith and Kunhert said. For a few hours, one Saturday a month, volunteers help plant trees, fix bare spots on the grass, and make general repairs. The park’s annual Wienerfest is held in September for Daschund owners, and attracts more than 200 Daschunds to the Belfast waterfront.
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Got busker in ye, mate? Eastport Pirate Festival seeks street performers he Eastport Pirate Festival draws more thank 10,000 to an event that celebrates the region’s classic heritage and gets everyone in town dressed like a pirate for the entire weekend. There is non-stop entertainment, music and events. The festival is looking for the best street performers on the planet. Selected Buskers are allowed to put out their “hat” and receive a stipend, promotion and performance time on the center stage. Busking, or street performing, is a centuries-old tradition going back to times when wandering minstrels and bards traveled from place to place and acted not only as entertainers but also as news reporters and message bearers. The term ‘sing for your supper’ could have originated at this time, when it was common practice for inns and stall holders to pay the busker with a meal and/or a bed for the night, instead of money. Despite its long history, busking cannot be traced back as easily as many other forms of entertainment, yet there have been some ancient and dusty records found with a few
actual facts about when and how busking began. The term busking was first noted in the English language around the middle 1660s. The word busk comes from the middle Spanish root word buskar, meaning “to seek or to wander” and was applied to wandering minstrels of the middle ages. Historic records document the Roman practice of throwing coins to performers in general, which could have been where the concept of a busker receiving ‘tips’ originated. During the medieval times, local
merchants in Europe would invite entertainers to perform in front of their stores. They also asked entertainers to perform in plazas and public squares to attract pedestrians and increase business. The entertainers were paid in exchange for their services. Merchants in other countries began similar methods and soon entertainment in the street became a popular attraction. From the Renaissance to the early 1900s, busking was called minstrelsy in Europe and Englishspeaking lands. Before that, itinerant musicians were known by the
French term troubadours. In old French the term jongleurs was also used to describe buskers. In northern France they were known as trouveres. In old German buskers were known as minnesingers and spielleute. In obsolete French it evolved to busquer for “seek, prowl” and was generally used to describe prostitutes. In Italian it evolved to buscare which meant “procure, gain’. “We are looking for all types of buskers from rope walkers to acrobats, sword swallowers, magicians, clowns, mimes, fiddle players and everything in between,” said festival founder John Miller. “The addition of buskers performing in the streets will add to the magic and excitement created each year with the presence of the Pirates of The Dark Rose.” Interested Buskers can visit eastportpiratefestival.com; call 800691-8182 or 207-853-4343. Send information to Chris Brown, Eastport Pirate Fest C/O S.L. Wadsworth, Water Street, Eastport, Maine 04631 or email Miller at john.miller2@hotmail. com.
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runswick-based “Wordysmith”“happily crafts away with whatever medium strikes her fancy... if it stays still long enough it will be glued!” Often is the time that WordySmith decoupages an object. A box, perhaps a vegetable, the occasional teapot. And when the object is a pig, and that pig is covered in ham and bacon recipes, one simply must throw some lipstick on this hapless bovine as well. This text came from a 1960s cook book with some lipsticks strewn about and has been highlighted with a tea stain for that antiquey, aged feel.
This feature highlights all the crafties in Maine who don’t necessarily have a physical shop or an online presence other than Etsy (etsy.com), which is like an online open craft fair that allows users to sell vintage items, handmade items that are modified, as well as unique (sometimes downright wacky), handcrafted art.
A word about all the decoupaged items in WordySmith: These little lovelies have been securely glued and triple sealed with a non-yellowing gloss. They are made from old books, magazines, maps, and bits of scrapbook paper. They resist water; however, they are not waterproof. So think of them as costume doo-dads. No bathing, swimming, or using them to wipe away your tears after you’ve had one of those days, and you just want to sit on your couch while you eat pudding and watch reality TV. See my profile for decoupage process info, shipping, and other obsessions. etsy.com/people/KellieJSK
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he hunt is on to track down a great sandwich, which led us to the East Boothbay General Store, in East Boothbay, a gem of store with much to offer. The “Authentic Cuban” is prepared pannini-style with a well-seasoned roast pork paired with the sharper taste of ham and Swiss cheese. Surprise! A combination of dill pickle and spicy mustard makes this an excellent sandwich and great meal. Hot, cold and deli sandwiches on the menu, along with pizza, salads, soups and chowders. Breakfast is served daily 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. A small seating area accommodates 10 diners and the store is packed with interesting and unusual specialty foods from all over the world, a large wine selection, artwork, pottery, souvenirs and great gift items. We got talking with co-owner Elizabeth Evans.
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A: I had been a yacht chef and traveled all over the world and my husband, Dom, was a mate on another boat and we first met up in Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. When we knew we definitely wanted to get married we decided to get off boats entirely. I knew the Boothbay area from a catering business I had operated here on and off over the years. So we started up the catering business together and then the building became available. For 130 years it’s always been a general store. There’s an imaginary line through the middle of the store. Out front Dom does all the retail and in the back I do all the food. That’s how we stay married. Q: What’s out front in the retail part of the store? A: It’s pretty eclectic. We knew we couldn’t be a convenience store and needed to be more specialized, bringing together items from our travels all over the world along with items from just down the road. We have local painters, potters and artisans from right around here and specialty foods from all over the world. Q: And the wine? A: Dom is from London, where his family is in the wine business. The wines are amazing. Dom gets the best deals. He concentrates on getting really great wines for under $12 dollars a bottle, and they exist. His reputation has grown and we sell wine by the case during the winter through our wine club. Q: As a chef, what’s your favorite packaged specialty food item in the store? A: One of the most useful things are Siljan cups for making hors d’ouvres. They’re small thin pastry cups that you can fill with either sweet or savory items. I suggest always keeping them on hand. If you’ve got some leftover lobster salad you can make some great looking bite-sized tarts. Q: What’s your favorite retail item in the store?
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sails. She thought it’d be fun to make some bags and totes out of these old sails. Her bags are really fantastic and totally indestructible. Q: What happens in the kitchen? A: We still do some catering, but less than before. My first priority is the store. I’m a perfectionist and like things being done right and done right every time. I take my time to really think things through before an item reaches our menu. Again, we strive for the eclectic. We want items that have a general appeal but with a different twist. For instance, when I make a lobster roll, I use lemon zest and a little tarragon from my garden. We do a shrimp sandwich, but we do it in a wrap with a wasabi cucumber dresssing so it’s bright and fresh in your mouth. We do different kinds of chowders and Indian curries which I think are perfect for our foggy climate. We try to do things a little bit different, a little more global but still have a general appeal. Q: What’s your favorite kitchen tool or gadget? A: I love my lemon zester because I think it makes really beautiful decorations on food. Because of the soups we make, my submersible blender is great. That’s a fantastic gadget – I don’t think anyone can do without it. Q: What’s for breakfast? A: We are known for our doughnuts. We only make them on Saturdays and Sundays in July and August only. We can only make five at a time and we sell over three hundred within a two hour period. People line up outside the door and they’re a dollar apiece. It’s crazy. If you’re going to eat a doughnut, this is the doughnut you should eat! It’s a hand-made, old-fashioned, grandma-made doughnut. Q: What’s the next big thing for you? A: I am enjoying this so much that I don’t think about the next big thing. My husband is the idea man. I’m the action person. And I’m also the brakes. I like what I’m doing so much that I can’t imagine doing anything else. I’ve got a great life – one that I really love.
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Question of the month How can I see if my time spent on Facebook is working? We often receive questions from businesses that want to grow their fan base and audience on Facebook and aren’t sure how. We work with our clients on a variety of strategies including compelling content, outbound marketing, contests and more. But, the trick is in measuring the effectiveness of the effort. So how do you do that? It used to be that you had to do it the old fashioned way: manually. Each day, go into your Facebook page, and look at your fan base to see the growing number. However, for those in the know, Facebook has now launched a way for you to not only measure new likes/ fans, but also to see who they are. It’s simple. Just three steps: Go to your business page (you must be an admin to do this) Find the link on the right that says “use Facebook as
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4 to 7 p.m., Second annual Bayside Block Festival, downtown Camden; Celebration Life Family Church concert 5 p.m., Camden Amphitheatre; Bay Chamber Concerts’ 51st season kickoﬀ, 8 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House 10 a.m., Canada Day, Eastport. Part of Eastport’s Fourth of July celebration. For a complete schedule, go to eastport4th.com. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Day. Fifth open garden of the season. Woolsey Garden on George Street, Northport. Open gardens season is every Friday through August. 2 to 9 p.m., First Friday Arts Tour. A Friday full of art shows, artist receptions, new exhibits and studio tours. This self guided tour features fine art accompanied by wine, light refreshments and edibles. 8-14 Galleries and Studios, Boothbay Harbor village. FMI: 633-7025. 8 p.m., Opening night. Chamber music masters: Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin, and Menahem Pressler, piano, open Bay Chamber’s 51st summer season. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. FMI or tickets: 236-2823. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Jonathan Edwards performance. Four decades into a career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simly delivers songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor. Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. FMI or tickets: 633-5159. 8:15 p.m., Bar Harbor Music Festival, opening night at Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mount Desert St. Festival runs through July 31. For full schedule, go to barharbormusicfestival. org.
8 a.m., Welcome Home Day, Eastport. Part of Eastport’s Fourth of July celebration. For a complete schedule, go to eastport4th.com. 8 a.m., Saturday Morning Bird Walks. Join The Natural History Center for a two-hour bird walk offered each Saturday through October. These walks are open to bird lovers of any age and all skill levels. They will be easy walks designed to find the birds of Mount Desert Island. Reservations are suggested but not required. Meet at The Natural History Center, located on the Bar Harbor Village Green. All-day Family Fun Day at the Camden Snow Bowl; Concert Handbell Choir of the St. Luke Lutheran Church of Gales, Conn. in Camden Amphitheatre; Fabulous 50s and Sensational 60s Car Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Owls Head Transportation Museum (also July 3).
9 a.m., Armed Services Day, Eastport. Part of Eastport’s Fourth of July celebration. For a complete schedule, go to eastport4th.com. 8 to 11 p.m., Eve of Independence Concert & Fireworks. Camden Rotary Club’s “Music by the Sea” presenting three different ensembles performing a wide range of American music. Harbor Park, Camden. Noon to 5 p.m., Music by the Sea in Camden Harbor Park featuring Mondaynight Jazz Orchestra, Midcoast Community Band and Steelin’Thunder; and Dancing in the Streets with Junior Walker and the All-Stars, 8:30 p.m. and again after 9:15 p.m. fireworks.
Sunrise, 235th Independence Day, Eastport. Parades, activities, food, music and more. For a complete schedule, go to eastport4th.com. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thomaston’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July, downtown including 11 a.m. parade and 9:15 p.m. fireworks; and 195th Army Band of the Maine Army National Guard concert 3 p.m. in Camden Amphitheatre.
7 a.m., Bar Harbor July 4th Celebration, kicks off with a blueberry pancake breakfast at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field, Park Street. Parade begins at 10 a.m. FMI: 288-5103 ext.112. 10 a.m., Parade and 23rd annual Family Sand Sculpture Contest. Come enjoy a parade and band concert with line and square dancing. Family sand sculpture contest (July 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.) on the beach. Fun for the entire family. Ocean P ark, Old Orchard Beach. FMI: 934-9068. 4 p.m., 7th annual Rubber Ducky River Race. Fundraiser for the Pemaquid Watershed Association and a quackaliscious good time for young and old alike! Best view for the race is the finish line, which is the Damariscotta/ Newcastle bridge. 9 p.m., Fireworks over the Harbor, Celebrate the Fourth of July with spectacular community fireworks. Boothbay Harbor.
6:30 p.m., Historian James Nelson speaks about his new Bunker Hill book at Camden Public Library. 7:30 p.m., Machias Bay Chamber Concerts, Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias. Enjoy the 42nd season of beautiful and moving music with extraordinary musicians. Each Tuesday through Aug. 9. FMI: 255-4249 or visit machiasbaychamberconcerts.com.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Whale Wonders. Lobsterman’s Park, Portland. Learn the difference between toothed and baleen whales, touch real whale baleen and make a whale tail craft. Bring the kids to the park each week to enjoy a different activity and learn interesting facts. Bring the kids to the park each week to enjoy a different activity each week. 7:30 p.m., Summer Keys, Masonic Hall, Lubec. Wednesdays through Aug. 31. FMI: summerkeys.com.
7:30 p.m., Suzy Bogguss in concert. She’s worked alongside Chet Atkins and Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel and whether she’s defined as a country or folk singer she’s defined as a terrific showperson. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. FMI and tickets: 633-5159.
5 to 7:30 p.m., The Mallett Brothers Band and Paranoid Social Club perform at Monument Square, Congress Street, Portland. Part of the Alive at Five Free Concert series, running each Thursday through Aug. 4. Sponsored by WBLM, WCYY, WJBQ, WHOM, WGME13, Portland Phoenix, Mainetoday.com, and Sebago Brewing Company. 7:30 p.m., Butch Tompsom in concert. Ragtime and jazz pianist is acclaimed throughout the country and the globe. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. FMI and tickets: 633-5159. 8 p.m., Bach to Schumann. A solo performance by pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. FMI: 2362823. 8 to 9 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Band, weather permitting come hear the band on the Village Green at the corner of Main and Mt. Desert streets. For more than 100 years the Town Band, comprised of amateur musicians from around the region, has entertained thousands of locals and visitors. Monday and Thursday evenings.
10 a.m., 21st Annual Garden Walk, featuring six gardens in the Belfast area. To benefit the Waldo County General Hospital Aid. Rain or shine. FMI: call WCGH Community Relations at 930-6739. 12 noon to 1 p.m., Joe Gallant performs at Post Office Park, Portland. Take a break from your busy work day, sit outside and enjoy your lunch while listening to Maine songwriters. Running each Friday
through Aug. 12. Presented by Maine Songwriters Association. 8 p.m., At the Movies. An evening of the greatest music of the movies presented by members of the Houston-based Divas World Productions. A fundraiser for the Opera House. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. FMI and tickets: 633-5159. 8 p.m., Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. FMI and tickets: 594-0070.
8 a.m., Saturday Morning Bird Walks. Join The Natural History Center for a two-hour bird walk offered each Saturday through October. These walks are open to bird lovers of any age and all skill levels. They will be easy walks designed to find the birds of Mount Desert Island. Reservations are suggested but not required. Meet at The Natural History Center, located on the Bar Harbor Village Green. 9 a.m., 17th annual OldFashioned Strawberry Festival and Parade. Enjoy hot dogs, strawberry shortcake and pie (until the berries run out). Used books, new and used treasures, crafts, jams, relishes. Children’s activities and roving musicians. Rain or shine. No admission fee. Parade begins at 10 a.m. United Christian Church, Route 173, Lincolnville Center. 10 a.m., Searsport Lobster Boat Races and Antique Power Day. A town-wide day of activities, lobsterboat races, antique engine and lobsterboat exhibiti, radiocontrol model racing, crafts for children, rowing and more. Penobscot Marine Museum, Mosman Park and Town Dock, Searsport. FMI: 548-2529. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Arts in the Park, the summer festival which has taken place downtown on Belfast’s beautiful waterfront for 15 years, is arguably one of the best outdoor arts events in Maine. Sailboats bobbing in the harbor are a backdrop for more almost 90 artists and their white
tents filled with a vast variety of fine arts and crafts ranging from paintings to photos, fiber and pottery, metalwork and jewelry to mention just a few. In addition, there is continuous live music both days, and a terrific selection of food. Bring the family - make a day of it or stay for the weekend. FMI: www.artsintheparkbelfast.org 12 noon to 3 p.m., 8th annual Orne’s Candy Store International Rock Skipping Contest. A fun family event. Contestants are urged to have an appropriate rock-skipping nickname. All ages welcome. Slugger, the Portland Sea Dogs mascot will be appearing from noon to 1 p.m. Footbridge parking lot, the inner harbor in downtown Boothbay Harbor. Sign up at noon, skipping begins at 1 p.m. FMI: 633-2695. 8 p.m., Opposities. A night of vocal talent with Sonja Bruzauskas and Kenneth Gayne of Houston’s Divas World Productions. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. FMI and tickets: 633-5159.
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Belfast’s beautiful waterfront for 15 years, is arguably one of the best outdoor arts events in Maine. Sailboats bobbing in the harbor are a backdrop for more almost 90 artists and their white tents filled with a vast variety of fine arts and crafts ranging from paintings to photos, fiber and pottery, metalwork and jewelry to mention just a few. In addition, there is continuous live music both days, and a terrific selection of food. Bring the family - make a day of it or stay for the weekend. FMI: www. artsintheparkbelfast.org
7:30 p.m., Machias Bay Chamber Concerts, Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias. Enjoy the 42nd season of beautiful and moving music with extraordinary musicians. Each Tuesday through Aug. 9. FMI: 255-4249 or visit machiasbaychamberconcerts.com.
5:30 p.m., “Marilyn,” an exhibit. Privatley-owned artifacts relating the life of Marilyn Monroe will be on display, from June 30 to July 15. On this day, there will be a reception to celebrate the exhibit and the upcoming perfomance of “Marily, Babydoll Reflects” at the Botanical Gardens. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI: 633-5159. 8 to 9 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Band, weather permitting come hear the band on the Village Green at the corner of Main and Mt. Desert streets. For more than 100 years the Town Band,
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10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Beaver Business. Lobsterman’s Park, Portland. Take a look at a beaver skull and fur, then take part in a craft to learn about beaver adaptations. Bring the kids to the park each week to enjoy a different activity each week. 5 to 7:30 p.m., Boothbay in Bloom Fashion Show and Cocktail Party. An annual event featuring local models, colorful tales and fabulous fashions. A silent auction, fashion show of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Spruce Point Inn, 80 Grandview Ave., Boothbay Harbor.
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7 to 9 p.m., Concert on Boothbay Common. Free outdoor concert with the Bath Band. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, a picnic, kids and dogs. Route 27, Boothbay. 7:30 p.m., Summer Keys, Masonic Hall, Lubec. Wednesdays through Aug. 31. FMI: summerkeys.com. 7:30 pm., Danny Beal’s Goodtime Hour (and a half). A summer tradition when Danny Beal and his sidekicks, The Holy Mackerels, take to the stage for an evening of music and song and Maine story-telling. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI and tickets: 633-5159.
5 to 7:30 p.m., Will Gattis and Dirigo, featuring members of Strangefolk perform at Monument Square, Congress Street, Portland. Part of the Alive at Five Free Concert series, running each Thursday through Aug. 4. Sponsored by WBLM, WCYY, WJBQ, WHOM, WGME13, Portland Phoenix, Mainetoday.com, and Sebago Brewing Company. 12 noon to 4 p.m., House Tour. Eight traditional and contemporary homes in Sorrento and Sullivan, never before open to the public, will be open. Designers on hand to answer questions. By reservation only, a reception will be held at the Heyward House, House No. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m.. Guests must RSVP by July 8 to attend the reception. FMI: 422-3000 or e-mail Luders@aol.com. 7:30 p.m., Makim & Spain Brothers in concert. These three sons of legendary Irish performer Tommy Makem and their musician friends of the Spain brothers return to the Opera House by audience demand. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI and tickets: 633-5159. 8 p.m., Time for Three. String trio teams up with Curtis on Tour to perform Medelssohn’s octet. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. 8 to 9 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Band, weather permitting come hear the band on the Village Green at the corner of Main and Mt. Desert streets. For more than 100 years the Town Band, comprised of amateur musicians from around the region, has entertained thousands of locals and visitors. Monday and Thursday evenings.
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6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Flamingo Festival, annual fun-filled family festival with something for
everyone. Runs through July 18. Harbor House Community Service Cetner, 329 Main St., Southwest Harbor. FMI: 244-3713 ext. 102. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friends of the Rockport Public Library 42nd annual Book Sale. MidCoast Recreation Center, Route 90, Rockport. Also July 16. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Day. Sixth open garden of the season. BerkFoley Garden on Beech Hill Road, Northport. The open garden season is every Friday through August at a different garden each week. 12 noon to 1 p.m., The Mutineers perform at Post Oﬃce Park, Portland. Take a break from your busy work day, sit outside and enjoy your lunch while listening to Maine songwriters. Running each Friday through Aug. 12. Presented by Maine Songwriters Association. 2 to 4 p.m., Maine Windjammer Parade. The entire windjammer fleet participates in an afternoon Parade of Sail past the mile-long Rockland Breakwater, providing spectators with stunning, close-up views of Maine’s fleet of tall ships. Festivities also include tours of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. 8 to 10 p.m., Lincoln Arts Jazz Weekend. Shades of Blue with Julianne Gardner. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI: 633-3913.
6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Flamingo Festival, annual fun-filled family festival with something for everyone. Runs through July 18. Harbor House Community Service Cetner, 329 Main St., Southwest Harbor. FMI: 244-3713 ext. 102. 8 a.m., Saturday Morning Bird Walks. Join The Natural History Center for a two-hour bird walk offered each Saturday through October. These walks are open to bird lovers of any age and all skill levels. They will be easy walks designed to find the birds of Mount Desert Island. Reservations are suggested but not required. Meet at The Natural History Center, located on the Bar Harbor Village Green. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friends of the Rockport Public Library 42nd annual Book Sale. Mid-Coast Recreation Center, Route 90, Rockport. Also July 16. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., HarborArts Juried Show, back for it’s 35th year,
bringing together a mix of more than 100 artists and craftspeople. Featured fine works include watercolor, oil, acrylics, and pastels blended with spectacular photography, sculpture and mixed media and exquisitely designed jewelry, metal and woodcraft, pottery and fine-crafted furniture. Camden Harbor. Also July 17. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pirate Festival, Join the professional Pirates of the Dark Rose for a day of swashbuckling sword fights, duels, cannon fire and pirate ship attack. The festival will feature a treasure hunt, pirate parade (all are encouraged to attend dressed in your best pirate attire), best dressed and most authentic sounding pirate contests. Fort Knox, Prospect. 10 a.m., Maine Celtic Celebration, on the waterfront, Belfast. Music, games, dancing, food. Through July 17. FMI: mainecelticcelebration.com. 10 a.m., Little River Lighthouse Open House, Little River Lighthouse, Cutler. FMI: 259-3833. 11 a.m., North Atlantic Blues Festival. The acclaimed Blues Festival features national touring artists. Harbor Park, Rockland. Also July 17. FMI: northatlanticbluesfestival.com. 8 to 10 p.m., Lincoln Arts Jazz Weekend. State Street Traditonal Jazz Band. Authentic New Orleans jazz including hymns, spirituals, parade tunes, popular songs and they were played in Louisiana when the jazz art form was born. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI: 633-3913.
6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Flamingo Festival, annual fun-filled family festival with something for everyone. Runs through July 18. Harbor House Community Service Cetner, 329 Main St., Southwest Harbor. FMI: 244-3713 ext. 102. 8 a.m., Maine Celtic Celebration, on the waterfront, Belfast. Music, games, dancing, food. FMI: mainecelticcelebration.com. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., HarborArts Juried Show, back for it’s 35th year, bringing together a mix of more than 100 artists and craftspeople. Featured fine works include watercolor, oil, acrylics, and pastels blended with spectacular photography, sculpture and mixed media and exquisitely designed jewelry, metal and woodcraft, pottery and fine-crafted furniture. Camden Harbor. Also July 16.
10 a.m., Lincoln Arts Jazz Church Service. Boothbay Harbor Congregational Church. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Garden Tour, a tour of Bar Harbor Gardens. Begin the tour at Garland Farm, 1029 State Highway 3, Bar Harbor. FMI: 288-9869. 11 a.m., North Atlantic Blues Festival. The acclaimed Blues Festival features national touring artists. Harbor Park, Rockland. Also July 17. FMI: northatlanticbluesfestival.com. 1 p.m., U.S. National Cheese Roll Championship. On the waterfront, Belfast. Sign up for the event July 16-17 before 12 noon at the information tent on Front Street. Then get ready to run downhill without falling head over heels while pursuing a rapidly rolling wheel of...you got it, cheese!
8 to 9 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Band, weather permitting come hear the band on the Village Green at the corner of Main and Mt. Desert streets. For more than 100 years the Town Band, comprised of amateur musicians from around the region, has entertained thousands of locals and visitors. Monday and Thursday evenings.
7:30 p.m., Machias Bay Chamber Concerts, Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias. Enjoy the 42nd season of beautiful and moving music with extraordinary musicians. Each Tuesday through Aug. 9. FMI: 255-4249 or visit machiasbaychamberconcerts.com. 7:30 p.m., Maine Pro Musica. Under the direction of conductor Janna Hymes, will perform a special program featuring Vivaldi¹s Four Seasons, coupled with the fiery music of Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla¹s Four Seasons based on the original. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. FMI and tickets: 5940070.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Dino Discovery. Lobsterman’s Park, Portland. Investigate a life size t-rex jawbone and make a dough dino fossil to take home. Bring the kids to the park each week to enjoy a different activity each week. 5 p.m., Opening reception of “Painters, Players and Poets.” Collaboration of 32 Maine artists. Includes exhibits by 16
painters, nine composers and seven poets. Runs July 20-Aug. 10, Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. 7:30 p.m., Summer Keys, Masonic Hall, Lubec. Wednesdays through Aug. 31. FMI: summerkeys.com. 8 p.m., Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. Movie classic featuring Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan with the one-of-a-kind Paragon Ragtime Orchestra playing the original film score. Come see the silent film as it debuted in 1921! Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. FMI or tickets: 236-2823.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Midsummer Market at the Gardens. Vendors offering sustainable and ecofriendly products and ideas, as well as live entertainment and demonstrations. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. Through July 24. 12 noon to 1 p.m., Wayne Thibeault performs at Post Office Park, Portland. Take a break from your busy work day, sit outside and enjoy your lunch while listening to Maine songwriters. Running each Friday through Aug. 12. Presented by Maine Songwriters Association.
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Camden Garden Club Annual House and Garden Tour. This 64th tour features sites in Camden and Rockport. FMI or tickets: 2368946; camdengardenclub.com.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Day. Seventh open garden of the season. Finch-Holmes Garden on Battery Road in Belfast. The open garden season is every Friday through August at a different garden each week.
5 to 7 p.m., Twilight Tours at Nickels-Sortwell House. Tour a mansion, built in 1807 for Capt. William Nickels, this high Federal-style house is a testament to Wiscasset’s heyday as a seaport. See rooms not usually open to the public. 121 Main St., Wiscasset.
7:30 p.m., The 39 Steps. The triumphant return of The Everyman Repertory Theatre’s production of: Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps – adapted by Patrick Barlow. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Also July 23.
5 to 7:30 p.m., The Fogcutters Big Band and Sly-Chi perform at Monument Square, Congress Street, Portland. Part of the Alive at Five Free Concert series, running each Thursday through Aug. 4. Sponsored by WBLM, WCYY, WJBQ, WHOM, WGME13, Portland Phoenix, Mainetoday.com, and Sebago Brewing Company. 5 to 8 p.m., Tastefully MaineMidsummer Food Spirits in the Gardens. A gala party with food and spirits to sample from Maine restaurants and caterers, along with live music. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. FMI: 6334333 ext. 101. 7:30 p.m., Paul Sullivan in concert. Pianist, accompanied by vocalist Theresa Thomason. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI and tickets: 633-5159. 8 to 9 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Band, weather permitting come hear the band on the Village Green at the corner of Main and Mt. Desert streets. For more than 100 years the Town Band, comprised of amateur musicians from around the region, has entertained thousands of locals and visitors. Monday and Thursday evenings.
8 p.m., Mary Chapin Carpenter. By combining folk, country, acoustic, rock and blues, Mary Chapin Carpenter has proven herself to be an artist for whom the conventional boundaries of the music business disappear. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. FMI or tickets: 5940070.
8 a.m., Saturday Morning Bird Walks. Join The Natural History Center for a two-hour bird walk oﬀered each Saturday through October. These walks are open to bird lovers of any age and all skill levels. They will be easy walks designed to ﬁnd the birds of Mount Desert Island. Reservations are suggested but not required. Meet at The Natural History Center, located on the Bar Harbor Village Green. 8 a.m., Maine Lobster Ride and Roll. Cycle on beautiful, country roads, past lighthouses and the rock-bound coast, then dine on a freshly made lobster roll lunch. Rockland District High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland. FMI: BikeMaine.org. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Midsummer Market at the Gardens. Vendors offering sustainable and eco-
friendly products and ideas, as well as live entertainment and demonstrations. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. Through July 24. 9:30 a.m.to 5 p.m., Trucks, Tractors and Aeroplanes Show. Featuring more than 250 antique pickups, delivery vans, tractor trailers, military vehicles, and more. Demonstrations, biplane rides, free Model T rides, and family activities. Also July 24. Owls Head Transportation Museum, Route 73. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Blue Hill Fine Craft Show, featuring 45 Maine craftsmen. Blue Hill Consolidated School, 60 High St. Also July 24. FMI: bluehillfinecraftshow.com. 10 a.m., Penobscot Bay Day, Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Main St., Searsport. Free museum admission, cake, crafts, music, balloons, presentations, demonstrations, exhibits and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 26th annual Antique Show and Sale. Features 50 exhibitors from six states. Also July 24. Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport. 5 p.m., Pen Bay Gala: Midsummer Masquerade. Pen Bay Healthcare’s 6th Annual Gala: “A Midsummer Masquerade: Dinner, Dancing, and Disguise.” Samoset Resort, Rockport. All proceeds from the Pen Bay Gala will benefit Cancer Care in Midcoast Maine. FMI: 594-6799. 8 p.m., Leo Kottke in concert. His innovative, finger-picking sytle has resulted in him being called a master of both the six and 12 string guitars. His music draws influences from blues, jass and folk. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI and tickets: 633-5159. 7:30 p.m., The 39 Steps. The triumphant return of The Everyman Repertory Theatre’s production of: Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps – adapted by Patrick Barlow. Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St. Also July 23.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Midsummer Market at the Gardens. Vendors offering sustainable and ecofriendly products and ideas, as well as live entertainment and demonstrations. Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barters Island Road, Boothbay. 9:30 a.m.to 5 p.m., Trucks, Tractors and Aeroplanes Show. Featuring more than 250 antique pickups, delivery vans, tractor
trailers, military vehicles, and more. Demonstrations, biplane rides, free Model T rides, and family activities. Also July 24. Owls Head Transportation Museum, Route 73. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Blue Hill Fine Craft Show, featuring 45 Maine craftsmen. Blue Hill Consolidated School, 60 High St. FMI: bluehillfinecraftshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 26th annual Antique Show and Sale. Features 50 exhibitors from six states. Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Festival of Flowers, garden tour on the west side of Mount Desert Island. Six private gardens open to benefit the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main St., Southwest Harbor. FMI: 244-7065.
8 to 9 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Band, weather permitting come hear the band on the Village Green at the corner of Main and Mt. Desert streets. For more than 100 years the Town Band, comprised of amateur musicians from around the region, has entertained thousands of locals and visitors. Monday and Thursday evenings.
7:30 p.m. Machias Bay Chamber Concerts, Centre Street Congregational Church, Machias. Enjoy the 42nd season of beautiful and moving music with extraordinary musicians. Each Tuesday through Aug. 9. FMI: 255-4249 or visit machiasbaychamberconcerts.com.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Understanding Owls. Learn about an owl’s silent flight and other hunting technigues by exploring artifacts
and making a craft. Bring the kids to the park each week to enjoy a different activity each week.
7 p.m., Concert on the Common. The second of three concerts on the Boothbay Common by the Bath Band. Bring lawnchairs, blankets, picnic, kids and dogs. Route 27. 7:30 p.m. Summer Keys, Masonic Hall, Lubec. Wednesdays through Aug. 31. FMI: summerkeys.com. 8 p.m., New Orleans Repertory Jazz Ensemble. The popular New Orleans-based group plays authentic jazz from its earliest decades. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. FMI or tickets: 236-2823.
1 p.m., 14 annual Bucksport Bay Festival. Festival runs through July 30. For a complete schedule go to: bucksportchamber.org. 5 to 7:30 p.m., Marion Grace and Gypsy Tailwind perform at Monument Square, Congress Street, Portland. Part of the Alive at Five Free Concert series, running each Thursday through Aug. 4. Sponsored by WBLM, WCYY, WJBQ, WHOM, WGME13, Portland Phoenix, Mainetoday.com, and Sebago Brewing Company. 8 to 9 p.m., Bar Harbor Town Band, weather permitting come hear the band on the Village Green at the corner of Main and Mt. Desert streets. For more than 100 years the Town Band, comprised of amateur musicians from around the region, has entertained thousands of locals and visitors. Monday and Thursday evenings. 8 p.m., Latitute 41, Piano Trio. This trio of artists featuring Livia Sohn, violin; Bernadene Blaha, piano; Luigi Piovano, cello, herald from various
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points on Latitude 41. They will perform great Russian masterworks plus a trio by Schubert. Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. FMI or tickets: 236-2823.
10 a.m., to 4 p.m., Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Day. Eighth open garden of the season. Bennett and Whyte Gardens on Bridge Street, Belfast. The open garden season is every Friday from June through August at a different garden each week. 10 to 11:30 a.m., Nooks and Crannies tour of Castle Tucker. Tour the unexpected corners of this unique house, built in 1807 and occupied by the same family for almost 150 years. Pre-registration is required, 882-7169. 2 Lee St., Wiscasset. 12 noon to 1 p.m., Brad Cooper performs at Post Office Park, Portland. Take a break from your busy work day, sit outside and enjoy your lunch while listening to Maine songwriters. Running each Friday through Aug. 12. Presented by Maine Songwriters Association.
6 to 7 p.m. Lea Wait will be signing her new mystery, “Shadows of a Down East Summer,” and her earlier books, at Maine Coast Books, Main Street in Damariscotta. 8 p.m., Delfeayo Marsalis. After producing his first recording at 17 years old, Delfeayo attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has since produce more than 75 major-label recordings, several of which have received Grammy awards and nominations. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI and tickets: 633-5159.
8 a.m., Saturday Morning Bird Walks. Join The Natural History Center for a two-hour bird walk offered each Saturday through October. These walks are open to bird lovers of any age and all skill levels. They will be easy walks designed to find the birds of Mount Desert Island. Reservations are suggested but not required. Meet at The Natural History Center, located on the Bar Harbor Village Green.
10:30 a.m., Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival, Grand Lake. FMI: grandlakestreamfolkartfestival.com. Also July 31. 8 p.m., Seth Glier with Liz Longley in concert. Liz’s voice is as clear as they come and Seth’s passion on the keyboard is unparalleled. Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. FMI and tickets: 633-5159.
10 a.m., Little River Lighthouse Open House, Little River Lighthouse, Cutler. FMI: 259-3833. 10:30 a.m., Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival, Grand Lake. FMI: grandlakestreamfolkartfestival.com. Also July 31. 8 p.m., The Wailin’ Jennys. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today¹s most beloved international folk acts. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St, Rockland. FMI or tickets: 594-0070.
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Tutoring Day at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center! Why take advantage of tutoring?
• one-on-one tutoring for most subjects • free tutors available in person or via email (your choice) • close personal attention and assistance
“Obtaining your college education can be a road that leads to a better income, a better life, and a source of pride. Along the way our students are always challenging themselves academically. Here at the Hutchinson Center our faculty and staff make it a priority to help students overcome academic hardships and strive to master challenging academics with close personal attention and assistance. However, many of our students just need that extra helping hand. That is when our tutors come in. We offer free tutoring in reading, writing, math, and time management. Our tutors are wonderful people who care about students and stress one-on-one time to maximize learning outcomes. Many of our tutors are past Hutchinson Center students who have excelled in the course subjects they are tutoring in. Others have full college degrees in those subjects. I encourage you to meet our tutors to get the academic edge on your future degree. Sarah Tarpley is one of our talented tutors who teaches and tutors to each student’s needs and learning style. Sarah is very talented and tutors in the life sciences as well as many other subjects students would like an extra hand with. She is terriﬁc as all our tutors are.” José Cordero, Tutor Program Coordinator
Beverly beneﬁts from the personal, one on one tutoring session with Sarah Tarpley, UMaine Hutchinson Center tutor. “Sarah’s knowledge in science and positive outlook make a huge difference in my learning. I need a tutor such as Sarah who is knowledgeable, patient, dependable, and well organized. Thank you” Beverly Settle, UMaine Hutchinson Center student
To register, please call the Hutchinson Center at 338-8000, or visit the Hutchinson Center website at www.hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu