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Q&A with magician Rick Bernard Connecting with children is something that comes naturally to Rick Bernard. I first met him when I was in the St George school system many years ago, and he was a very strong positive influence in my life. He spent thirty-four years as a school counselor, athletic coach and drama coach, and now has turned his attention to magic, a gift that he often incorporated into his work with children of all ages. I recently caught up with Rick to find out more about this work, and an exciting event he has coming up this month at the Playroom in Warren.

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How did you become a magician?

In my capacity as a school counselor, it became clear to me that gaining the attention of students and building positive relationships with them was a challenge, and quickly realized that I might need a more novel, creative approach.

After clumsily performing the few tricks that I knew, I discovered that children were fascinated watching magic; they were eager to learn some tricks of their own. As a result, I slowly began to incorporate my magic into both individual and classroom settings. The results were unexpectedly rewarding. As I gained interest and experience, I learned more tricks, and began performing at birthday parties. Before long, I was performing professionally, at camps, corporate events and children’s parties.

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What is most rewarding is the children’s fascination, rapt attention, and laughter. Being able to interact with kids in a fun way is very satisfying.

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Do you have a favorite trick?

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Well, I have a few, and they will always be a part of the show. One involves a little lipstick, another involves an unexpected surprise from my mouth, and another a few simple coins, found in the ears of audience members. But all of the tricks have one thing in common...kids (and adults, of course) seem to enjoy them.

Some of your shows allow people to learn the tricks and then participate in the show, tell us more about that.

Sometimes I do explain some of the tricks to the audience, but only to surprise them later

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when their understanding is challenged. But, after the show, I do explain a few simple tricks to interested children. Actually, I enjoy teaching magic as much, if not more, than performing. For some special events, I will involve audience members in preparing for the show by teaching them a trick, and having them present it during the performance. These are particularly popular with events I host at schools as they build literacy, confidence, presentation skills, and are a lot of fun for the students.

Your work with children is about much more than just magic, tell us about it.

Well, I have been a school counselor for over thirty years, and have worked in different capacities for almost forty years. I have been a counselor, an athletic coach, and a theater coach over the years. The magic has simply been another tool to enhance the relationships, which are, of course, so rewarding.

Are your magic shows exclusively for children?

Most of the shows I do are for children. But adults enjoy mystique of a magic show as well. I have done corporate shows, and adult parties, and many shows for mixed audiences. For example, I have done shows recently at Camp Kieve for veterans and their families.

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What do you want others to know about the upcoming show at the Playroom?

I think that just about everyone who has ever watched a magic show has been entertained. I hope everyone has some fun and some laughter.

Event information:

Rick Bernard Magician Performing at The Playroom – Free Admission Fun for the whole family, especially children ages 3-10! When: Friday March 11 – 5:30-7:30 PM Where: The Playroom 90 Camden Rd Warren Pre-register by contacting the Playroom 207-273-3007 More Info: Doors open at 5:30, show starts right at 6, so come early, find a spot and grab a bite! Free admission, Pizza, snacks, and beverages available for purchase To learn more about Rick Bernard and upcoming events, fan him on Facebook on the “Rick Bernard Magician” page, email rdzbernard@roadrunner.com, or call 207-594-9053

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Saint Patrick’s day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Ireland’s culture. It is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora, especially in places such as Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and Montserrat, among others. (Source: Wikipedia)

Saint Patrick

Little is known of Patrick’s early life, though it is known that he was born in Roman Britain in the 4th century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father and grandfather were deacons in the Church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact location is unknown. According to his Confession, he was told by God in a dream to flee from captivity to the coast, where he would board a ship and return to Britain. Upon returning, he quickly joined the Church in Auxerre in Gaul and studied to be a priest. In 432, he again said that he was called back to Ireland, though as a bishop, to Christianise the Irish from their native St. Patrick polytheism. Irish folklore tells that one of PHOTO COURTESY WIKIPEDIA his teaching methods included using the shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to the Irish people. After nearly thirty years of evangelism, he died on 17 March 461, and according to tradition, was buried at Downpatrick. Although there were other more successful missions to Ireland from Rome, Patrick endured as the principal champion of Irish Christianity and is held in esteem in the Irish Church. (Source: Wikipedia)

Wearing of the green

Originally, the color associated with Saint Patrick was blue. Over the years the colour green and its association with Saint Patrick’s day grew. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn in celebration of St Patrick’s Day as early as the 17th century. He is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish, and the wearing and display of shamrocks and shamrock-inspired designs have become a ubiquitous feature of the day.In the 1798 rebellion, in hopes of making a political statement, Irish soldiers wore full green uniforms on 17 March in hopes of catching public attention. The phrase “the wearing of the green”, meaning to wear a shamrock on one’s clothing, derives from a song of the same name. (Source: Wikipedia)

How to Make Green Beer

Is your St. Patrick’s day incomplete without a pint of green beer? Here’s how to make it

Ingredients:

One 12oz. Beer - any beer will do although lighter colored beers will display the green better Green food coloring - one drop

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Add one drop of green food coloring to a clear glass. Pour the beer into the glass. That’s it! This works for any beer. Darker beers like stout will have a nice green head atop their normally dark bodies.


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Leprechauns

Leprechauns, the legendary Irish fairies which have become a traditional part of Saint Patrick’s Day, were originally depicted as grumpy little old men about two feet tall who earned their livelihood as shoemakers. Leprechauns were also known to possess a hidden pot of gold. If caught, the leprechaun could be forced, under the threat of physical violence, to take the captor to the location of the treasure. To gain the pot of gold the captor had to keep an eye on the leprechaun at all times or he would vanish. Leprechauns were famous for tricking their captors into looking away so that they could vanish and save their pot of gold. Modern culture has transformed the traditional leprechaun into the friendly version we see today.

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Q&A with Steve Dixson, owner of Rockport Automotive How long have you been in the automotive business?

As long as I can remember, my life has been associated with vehicle repair. My grandfather had his own shop, as did my father after him. As I grew into my teens, I developed a growing passion for the business. I love cars. I love our customers. My wife and I and our employees love being in this business! In 2000, Sue and I started Rockport Automotive as a small 2 bay garage in the former Smith Garage. In October 2001 we moved to our current location, 271 Commercial Street in Rockport, where we have a 4 bay facility and 5 technicians, a service consultant, a service manager, and an office manager. In 2009, we purchased the adjoining property and have added the Rockport Automotive Quality Used Car Division to complement the existing repair side of the business. We offer high quality used cars and give the best possible service in this division, as well.

What do you like best about repairing and maintaining people’s vehicles?

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What do you like best about the automotive business?

I like to interact with a variety of people and see them become satisfied customers. As the dealer alternative for great service, we enjoy helping people!

What is your favorite vehicle brand to work on?

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When I meet new people that ask what I do for a living, I often hear from skeptics that don’t use social media funny comments like: “who has the TIME for it? I’m already too busy”, “I don’t care what my friend’s friend is having for lunch”, and the classic “isn’t that just for kids and people with no jobs?” None of these could be further from the truth. I’m tempted to throw out statistics like the fastest growing age range of Facebook users are 52 year old females, and that the average Facebook user is flush with disposable income, but that wouldn’t make good cocktail party conversation. But I often ask how they find the time to keep up with their friends and family, and sometimes I’ll tell the story that my father realized I was in the hospital having my daughter because my status updates on Facebook and Twitter stopped abruptly. In today’s busy world, we often don’t have the time for lengthy phone conversations or in person visits to check in on friends and family members, and keep up on their lives. And, in my case having my daughter, it was far easier for me to tell friends and family what was happening online rather than making a series of calls when I was feeling far from chatty. Plus, I received an abundance of support and advice from other people that I felt surrounded by my own team wishing me well. Who wouldn’t like that? Social media has the power to enhance and strengthen relationships, and I believe fully that it SAVES me time. In just a few minutes each day, on my own schedule, I’m able to catch up on what’s happening to those closest to me, check on businesses I’m interested in, get to know acquaintances much better than idle small talk allows, and even prepare for business meetings. When I go to business conferences now, I’m not forced to look at everyone’s chest to see their name tags, and try to find an awkward way to introduce myself and my Social Media business – I recognize their faces, and can congratulate them on their recent award, Maven By Shannon Kinney or grandchild. The same is true when I Shannon Kinney of Dream Local (forgo out to a social event. Conversations merly Capture Media Associates) has more can be much more meaningful. Wouldn’t than 15 years of experience in the development of successful Internet products, sales you like to have stronger relationships and marketing strategy. She has worked with even those closest to you, and the on the teams developing successful Internet brands such as cars.com, careerbuildability to get to know others more easily? er.com, over 60 online media properties for newspapers all over the U.S. and Canada, I encourage you to try social networking. and has worked with high profile compaIt’s a powerful tool! And trust me, you nies such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and many others on their strategy development. have the time.

The new business pages layout:

As of March 1st, Facebook is migrating all Business Pages to the new layout, similar to the new profile layouts. There are many powerful features in the new release to take advantage of that we’ll share with you here.

New features:

The most powerful feature in the new pages has nothing to do with the new look and feel of the page, and therefore has been missed by many. This feature is the ability for you to comment on other pages AS the business. For example, if you own a tourism based business such as the Berry Manor Inn, you could answer a question on the Maine Lobster Festival Facebook page from a user is asking where to stay and what to do when they are in town with a recommendation to stay at the Inn. This is a powerful marketing opportunity to answer consumer’s questions at the time of need with an offer for your business, or build brand awareness and drive traffic to your page.


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The layout also allows for a high profile positioning of photos along the top which works well for some businesses that have products or photos to showcase. If you don’t, this feature can actually be distracting, so think strategically about which photos are there. If you don’t like a photo there, you can opt to remove it from the layout by hitting an x in the top right corner. For our clients that are not interested in showcasing photos here, we have ways to utilize this space more strategically.

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The main challenge of the layout from a business perspective is the links to “custom tabs” have been moved. These are specialized Facebook pages that showcase your business, and the links have been moved to the right and are no longer front and center. However, the new infrastructure does facilitate the ability to create more highly designed pages than ever before if you understand how to work with code, or work with someone like us who does.

Your page:

So, what considerations do you need to review for your page? Make sure the photos that show up on the top are the ones you want featured. Next, if you had any custom tabs on your page, verify that they still work. For many businesses, the size dimensions have changed, and for others images are handled differently. You will more than likely need to retrofit any custom work you’ve done for the new design. If you need help migrating your page, or have questions about creating a Facebook Business page, contact us at info@dreamlocal.com or call 354-7073. Want to learn how to market your business online? Have a question for Shannon or suggestion of what you’d like to see in the next issue? Send it to shannon@dreamlocal. com Follow me on LinkedIn, Foursquare, Facebook or Twitter www.facebook.com/ capturemediaassociates, www.twitter.com/ shannonkin

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Chad’s community support includes Lady Tigers Thirty-five days after I fell and injured my knee, I was brought in to have knee surgery. I had two tears of my meniscus, lots of arthritis and they needed to shave my kneecap. I am starting to walk on it and hope to be 100 percent soon. I really have learned who my friends are in this time. I have been given a great job with Sterling Ambulance but can’t start working till my knee heals. But Candice and Jason are saving my job for me till I heal.

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On Monday, Feb. 7 I got a phone call from the TV show the “Biggest Loser” asking me to come to Boston to meet with them. They liked my video and they e-mailed me a personal invitation and VIP pass. After thinking it over and knowing how much the Midcoast has been behind me, I have chosen to NOT go to Boston and stay here and continue dropping my weight. I have the community behind me. I don’t need a TV show to teach me how to drop my weight. I had the privilege to help put together a basketball game with my “DREAM TEAM” playing the Rockland girl Tigers one last time. It was great seeing how the Midcoast came out not only to see the team play one last time but support the idea of exercise. I had several members of the Terrific 12 playing and the rest came to cheer us on! I am looking forward to getting back to the gym and working out with Stephani Hiller; even though I have not been able to exercise I have dropped down to 402.0 pounds.

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Enjoy the first sweet taste of spring in Maine Join Maine’s maple producers each spring as they celebrate Maine Maple Sunday on March 27. It’s the day when sugarmakers around the State open the doors of their sugarhouses for the public to join them in their rites of spring – making maple syrup. Most sugarhouses offer free tasting and live demonstrations of how syrup is produced, from tap to table. Many offer a variety of other treats and activities, including syrup on pancakes or ice cream, sugarbush tours, sleigh or wagon rides, live music and lots more.

Knox County Camden-rockport Historical Society 1820 Maple Sugar House

Rockport: US RT. 1 on the Camden/Rockport Town Line Hours: open 12 am to 3 pm Contact: 207-236-2257 infor@conwayhomestead; crmuseum.org/information.html

Freyenhagen Farms

Union: First house on right off Rt. 17. 51 Wottons Mill Road. Hours: open 8 am – 4 pm Contact: 207-785-4559

Maine Gold

Rockland: We are on Route #1Across from Maritime Energy. Hours: Breakfast 7:00 to 12:00 Brunch 12:00 to 4:00 PM Contact: 207-593-0090; perry@mainegold.com, mainegold.com

Rock Maple Acres

Appleton: Route 105 Hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Contact: 207-845-2865; pielady@fairpoint.net

Waldo County Kinney’s Sugarhouse

Knox: 200 Abbott Road. From Route 137 turn on Abbott Rd. Hours: 9 – 5, Saturday and Sunday Contact: 207-568-7576; sales@mapleconfections.com; mapleconfections.com

Sugar Mountain Maple Farms

Freedom: 22 North Palermo Rd. 2nd left from Rt 137 Hours: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Contact: 207-993-6070

Wentworth Hill Farms

Knox: 1805 Webb Road Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Contact: 207-322-3081, 207-462-8229, wentworthhillfarms@yahoo.com; wentworthhillfarms.com

Lincoln County Goranson Farm

Dresden: Route 128. One mile south of junction of 128 and 197 Hours: 9 am to 4 pm both Saturday and Sunday Contact: 207-737-8834; goransonfarm@gwi.net, http://home.gwi.net/ ~goransonfarm/

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Spruce Bush Farm

Jefferson: 101 Old Madden Road. Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Contact: 207-549-7448 sprucebushfarm@panax.com

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The Story Behind…

The Light Bulbs Camden resident Lisa Tapken has a weird fascination with light bulbs. They intrigue her. She collects them. She is technically a bulb collector—and yes, there is such a thing. She does not put any of them over her head and say “I have an idea,” however. This is the story behind her obsession with light bulbs.

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It all started with this big one in the middle. I found it at an antique place in New Hampshire. I loved its shape and the filaments inside. It was so delicate. And they all just started happening after that. After I found the first one, every time I’d go somewhere I’d just started noticing light bulbs in a way I hadn’t noticed them before.

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I started looking at these Aerolux Tube Light Bulbs online. There were some that were hundreds of dollars and they had all different logos inside them. But there were a few of these featuring what’s called “bird in bouquet,” which are essentially birds surrounded by flowers. I was so surprised when I first plugged it in. I didn’t even know it would light up.

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I just became addicted to these Aerolux bulbs and this one I bought through an artist’s site. I just loved the metal within the bulb. And when it lit up, all these colors popped out. I started researching them and found out how they were made. I think this one might be from the 1950s. They’re starting to make reproductions now, but I can’t imagine they’d be as beautiful as these old ones.

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As you can see, I have an addiction to lamps. I used to live in a converted sail loft and I designed a whole wall of shelves 30-feet long with outlets behind it for small lamps. I’d just flip a switch and the entire shelf would come on. Anyway, the whole thing with Lightbulb Man is that I saw him in some junk store and it made me laugh. I brought it home and rewired it. I added the screw cap (the threaded base of the bulb that secures it to a lamp) and I gave him his light bulb head. Eventually, I’m going to make little lamps like night lights that plug into his tummy.


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Serves 4 Large Hind Lamb Shanks(14-160z Each, Or 6 Fore Shanks) Carrot Peeled And Diced Rib Celery Diced Large Yellow Onion Peeled And Diced Cloves Garlic Peeled But Left Whole Anchovies Fillets Capers Large Tomatoes Diced Rainwater Madiera Sea Salt, Fresh Ground Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Russet Potatoes Peeled And Cut Into Thirds In Cold Salted Water Butter, Diced Buttermilk METHOD 1. Season lamb shanks very generously with sea salt and pepper and sear in a very large hot 12” cast iron skillet until thoroughly browned. Carefully remove from pan with tongs and place on a plate. 2. pour off the searing fat and discard. add fresh olive oil add all the aromatics except for the Madeira--cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are softened and slightly carmelized. Add the lamb shanks and madeira and place in preheated 375degree oven and cook 1.5-2 hours until tender, adding a little water if needed. Baste occasionally. Let rest 10 minutes 3.boil the potatoes until tender. Drain thoroughly and put back into pot over very low flame--crush with a fork until fluffy..add butter and buttermilk. season with salt and pepper--keep warm 4.with a pair of tongs or two forks pull the lamb shanks apart. Discard the bones and any obtrusive fat. Cover with the potatoes, bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes until lightly browned. At the restaurant we serve this directly from the skillet topped with fried onions and herb salad.

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Brian Hill, at left, in the kitchen with Silviu Byof Lynda Clancy Cavaciun Romania, and Mark Senders.

Brian Hill is owner and chef at the wildly popular Shepherd’s Pie in Rockport Village, and Francine’s Bistro in Camden.

What inspires you about the culinary arts?

I love the fact that it can be such a working man’s art form. No matter how creative you get, you still have to “make the doughnuts.”

Where did you get your start?

My first professional job in the kitchen was baking bread at Olives in Boston.

What is the best part of running a restaurant?

I’m comfortable being the conductor or band leader and the restaurant staff is my band — we’re rock stars with food and drink.

What is your favorite dish to create?

Either something bracingly fresh from the sea or something soft and comforting with potatoes.

If you were marooned on a desert island, what meal would you most want to eat?

Spaghetti with chilis and crab.

Why did you choose the Midcoast to live and work? I grew up on a farm in Warren and after working all over the country what I craved the most were the flavors of Maine. Also food just tastes better here.

What are the most important elements of a restaurant kitchen?

Of course great ingredients, cleanliness, focus, and kindness to those same ingredients.

What are your favorite cooking tools?

My hands! My wood grill at Shepherd’s Pie and my cast iron pans at Francine.

If you could not be a chef, what might you be?

A rocket fixer-upper at NASA.

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March Beer Reviews Saint Patrick’s Day Season Just when the days start getting longer and the temps reach a balmy 40 degrees, the icy cold winds snap back to remind us it’s not over yet! We have a wee bit more to go. But on the flip side, March is upon us, which brings one of the best reasons to get out and taste some seasonal brews and listen to traditional Celtic music. Many Irish pubs and non-Irish pubs have great food, music and seasonal brews to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. I have even heard it called Saint Patrick’s Day Season in an advertisement. Wow —it’s now a season, like winter or spring. Don’t you just love marketing! A good time will be had by all at your favorite local venue. Check out places like Billy’s Tavern, Annie O’Rourkes, Burns Irish Pub, Amalfi on the Water and the Waterworks Pub, just to name a few. I wonder if Saint Patrick knew his doings would become a national celebrated day. Little is known about the Saint, other than

By Richard Ruggiero

A graduate of Siebel Institute for Brewing Studies in Chicago, Ruggiero worked as a consultant across the east coast setting up micro-brewery on Long Island, N.Y. called James Bay Brewing Company. In 1995 he relocated to Rockland, Maine to build Rocky Bay Brewery which closed in 2007. He is now the brewmaster at the new Shag Rock Brewing Company in Rockland, located at Amalfi’s Restaurant on the water.

he was born in fourth-century Roman Britain to a wealthy family. At the young age of 16, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave. Apparently he was called by God in a dream to flee from captivity and return to England and become a priest, where he was later called back to Ireland as a Bishop. And the rest is history! He must have really loved beer! I thought of just reviewing the traditional St. Patrick’s Day beers, such as Guinness and Harp and such. But then I thought there are so many other Irish-style beers out there that aren’t in the limelight due to limited marketing or availability. These other less well known beers have just as a distinctive flavor and style as the mass-market beers. So I decided to go a little outside the box. The first beer in review this season is Murphy’s Irish Stout. This stout is actually brewed in Country Cork Ireland to the original recipe by Murphy’s Brewery since 1856. Unlike its counterpart, in comparison Murphy’s is a lighter and semisweet style stout. Its unique flavor comes from using special caramel malts in the mash. This specialty malts are said to give Murphy’s a resemblance to chocolate milk. When poured into the glass, the first difference I noticed from other stouts is the light carbonation this beer has compared to other brewed styles, which I love. This light carbonation makes the beer less filling and the malt flavors come through very clean, not masked

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by over-forced carbonation. This stout is delivered into the glass black as cappuccino, with a remarkably thick creamy head that is almost spoonable. The aroma of coffee, roasted malt and a hint of licorice come into play, and as with the aroma, when consumed these flavors of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of licorice all play their part very well; none of the flavors ever overpower the others. This stout is very smooth, very creamy and very easily drinkable! What I really love about this beer is that it’s full bodied without being too heavy; I could drink many pints of this beer without being shipwrecked. Do yourself a favor: purchase the Murphy’s that comes in the nitro widget can — the nitrogen provides a creamy cascading experience that is very entertaining to watch and taste. Overall a very delicious beer and well worth the search. The second beer in review is kind of outside the box a bit, not being Irish in descent, but still in the Celtic realm, and has become a popular style during Saint Patrick’s Day in the United States as well as Ireland and the UK. It’s the Scottish Ale Style. I recently had the pleasure of sampling a Scottish ale brewed by Atlantic Brewing Co. in Town Hill, Southwest Harbor, Maine. Right under our feet! Macfoochie’s Scottish Ale, bravely named after the owner,

and served in 22-ounce bottles. Atlantic Brewing Co. started brewing unique beers in the heyday of the microbrewery renaissance, and has grown in demand quite successfully over the years. This beer pours strong into the glass with a rich dark mahogany brown, with highlights of ruby red. The aroma of black currants is followed by the nose of peat smoked roasted malts, with some dark earthy fruity aromas. This ale is full bodied with a smoky sweet taste of roasted caramel malts, and a great warming of alcohol, with a slight bitter finish of heather. The mouth feel is quite smooth and right where it needs to be for this style. Who says you have to go to Europe to get a good Europeanstyle beer! This beer is very unique, smooth and quite different from mainstream beers. A must try in your search for unique brews, and readily available at most good retail outlets. If you notice the label, the sheep look a little nervous by the Scottish shepherd standing in the center of the herd! (La’ Fhe’ile Pa’drag) Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, enjoy!

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Kelpie Seaweed Ale

This Scottish brewed ale harkens back to a time when Scottish coastal alehouses used to grow their malted local barley with seaweed for fertilizer. Fresh seaweed from “Bladder Rack” was mashed into the roasted barley on this one. At the first sip, I was hoping for something like low tide at Ducktrap before the annual bacterial levels kick in. This rich, chocolate ale is delicious for a beer you have to chew

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At first, because of the clever name, I thought we were dealing with an Asian brew, but, rather, this one is crafted in Estonia. I once knew an Estonian who warned me, “Don’t mess with Estonians” which worried me until I realized he was actually from New Jersey. This burnt sugar/carmelized dark beer has a deep, rich flavor. And if you can’t finish it, you can always use it as 40 weight in your engine.

Clown Shoes Clementine White Ale

After the last two beers, which left a shoe-leather coating upon my tongue, this Clementine-inspired white ale, which comes from a brewery in Ipswich, MA, was pleasantly refreshing. Although its name is reminiscent of a Steve Martin novel, the sweet orange peel and coriander flavor was my favorite, beaming me clear over a rainbow. Be my Clementine. Wow, that sounded totally dumb.

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‘Just Go With It’ is just OK Sandler plays Danny, a rich, single plastic surgeon who finds wearing a fake wedding band useful in picking up women. Lest we judge him too harshly, we’re given the back story of how when he was younger he was burdened with a massive nose and a cheating fiancee who broke his tender heart. Having been burned, he got a nose job and swore off relationships that lasted longer than one night. Fast-forward to the present where Danny meets the woman of his dreams, Palmer, played by supermodel Brooklyn

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Genre: Romantic comedy

After a while, watching her play against models and comedians, I realize she’s the only one acting. Her character and the way her kids act are the only believable elements in the movie. I was a little annoyed too that this is one of those movies where everyone has tons of money and they are staying at the most beautiful resort. If you compare this and “Funny People” to Sandler’s earlier works like “Happy Gilmore” or “The Wedding Singer,” you can’t help wondering if he’s been rich so long that he’s completely lost touch with his audience’s reality. All that said, I understand it was just a bit of light entertainment and in the dead of winter, I’d rather watch a bad comedy than a good drama. This is a completely forgettable movie. As for Sandler, I just don’t know what to say anymore. In the past, he has made me laugh out loud

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Rating: PG-13 (Not appropriate for the children you brought to the theater when I was there. You know who you are).

Geeking out: This is a non-geek movie. Sorry.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman

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Synopsis: “The Thaw” is a horror movie about a research expedition that finds a deadly prehistoric parasite inside a melting glacier. This 2009 release was written and directed by Mark A. Lewis. It also stars Val Kilmer in brief, budgetdodging appearances and “Superbad’s” Martha MacIsaac. Rating: R Fritz: Let me start off by saying we tried to watch two movies before we got to this one. The first was a ripoff of “The Mummy” and the second opened up with graphic violence and a scene of our hero riding down the road “Easy Rider” style ... on a bicycle. In comparison, “The Thaw” was a “Citizen Kane.” Dan: Turning to “The Thaw,” I’m normally a huge fan of this genre. This movie was derivative of films like John Carpenter’s “The Thing” and even “Alien.” It was your typical group of young people trapped out in the wild with a

disgusting parasite creature picking them off one by one. The problem here is that I’m not sure the movie makers were big fans of the genre. Fritz: I agree. There was no feeling to the movie. The characters never developed and they didn’t act human at all. For example, no one expressed pain when the parasites dug into them. Also, one of the characters (the whiny, cowardly control-freak) took over and no one commented on it or ever tried to get him to stop. It just wasn’t believable at all. Dan: You know, with B-movies, all is forgiven if the movie offers one unique gross-out moment or a little so-bad-it’s-good humor. This one just never got to that level. The production values weren’t bad. It looked professional and the effects were decent. I just kept asking, where’s the love? I didn’t feel like the filmmakers were having any fun with it. I also thought the creature was a little boring. It never transformed

glad not to have to sit through another student film or art house atrocity. Val Kilmer was only in the film briefly, but I get a kick out of seeing him do this stuff. Fritz disagrees with me, but I’m a big fan of his movies “Real Genius” and “Top Secret.” I’ll give it 6/10 because I’m feeling generous.

Dan: Well, it’s an interesting point about environmentalism. Horror films are supposed to be a safe place to deal with our darkest fears, but was this based on someone’s actual fears or just a tacked-on moral aimed at selling it? It felt a bit contrived to me. Think about all the gems of science fiction and terror born during the Cold War era out of our angst over the development of the atomic bomb.

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Fritz’s bottom line: I thought it was lackluster and bland with unconvincing characters and a flatline plot. It was as if the director bought a “make a horror movie by numbers” kit online and went to town. However, the cinematography and visuals were all right and it did put a neat environmentalist twist on the horror genre, so I give it some credit there. 4/10. Dan’s bottom line: We’ve been a little hard on it, but it was basically entertaining enough. It could have been a lot worse, and I was

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Dragons Breath Pottery Dragons Breath Pottery normally creates about 100 pieces of pottery a month. In mid-February, the kiln is working overtime to fire more than six times that as Bridgette Kinney, owner of Dragons Breath, has been enlisted to produce nearly 700 pots for The First, N.A. A friend of Kinney’s who works in the bank’s Rockland branch, contacted her to tell her of the bank seeking Maine Made items to offer for their monthly gifts. With a decade of experience under her belt, Kinney has taken to the task head on, creating the pots which will be given away as a gift for opening a checking account at each of the bank’s 14 locations across the state during the month of March. Kinney, who graduated in 2000 from Medomak Valley high school, took a ceramics class while in school. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do after school,” she said. In 2001, after a four day session in Deer Isle at the Haystack Mountain

School of Crafts with Josh DeWeese, Kinney realized her love for making pots. Her mother introduced her to one of her co-workers who led her to William Flood from Earth to Sea Pottery, located in Woolwich. For the next four years, Kinney would make the trek from Warren to Woolwich to learn anything her mentor could teach her. While still under the tutelage of Flood, Kinney took a two week session with Sam Chung at Haystack. Although her specialty is functional dishware, Kinney creates sculptures, tiki masks, pet dishes and even sinks. Kinney also makes her own glazes for her pieces. Currently, the Dragons Breath Pottery shop is located at Kinney’s parents home just up the road from where she lives in Warren, but someday she’d like to have it located at her home or on Route 1. She is also looking to expand by selling to local stores. Working in both porcelain and stoneware, Kinney does open houses and craft shows including the Harbor Arts. Dragons Breath Pottery pieces are admired by more than just Mainers, so far the farthest Kinney has shipped one of her pieces is Tennessee. Information about ordering from Dragons Breath Pottery and contacting Kinney can be found on her website dbpots. com

Holly Vanorse Got an idea for monthly photos? Each month, I’ll be out capturing a different theme for the monthly photo spread. Everything from the great outdoors, stock car racing to the small town night life. Call or e-mail Holly Vanorse at hvanorse@villagesoup. com or 594-4401 with your idea.


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Let’s Zumba! Local restaurant hosts Zumba Dance nights By Shannon Kinney and Kelly Woods The rhythmic moves of Zumba Fitness instructors and students have made its way out of workout facilities and into your local restaurant and bar. For nearly a year Trackside Station, located at 4 Union St. in Rockland, has been hosting Zumba nights about every other month, welcoming teachers, students and anyone else who likes to dance to the historic train station.

Trackside will host their next Zumba night at 9 p.m., Saturday, March 26. Trackside’s resident disc jockey, DJ Andrew Jablonski, coordinates with the instructors to plan the nights, adding current Zumba music to his playlist. The Zumba tunes are played along with current hits and requests.

music is fantastic, people are dancing and having a great time whether they know the Zumba moves or not.”

There is no charge to attend the Zumba nights at Trackside, however they are open only to those age 21 and older.

The Trackside events are not like structured classes, Woods said. It’s more of a music and dancing freefor-all with a diverse group, she said.

For information call 594-7500 or visit Trackside’s facebook page at facebook.com/TracksideStation for more event information.

According to Zumba Fitness, since its inception in 2001, Zumba Fitness has grown to become the world’s largest dance-fitness program with more than 10 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in more than 90,000 locations across more than 110 countries. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to highenergy Latin and international beats, and these same songs are played at Trackside. The Trackside Zumba events attract a great group of local Zumba students as well as non-students, according to Trackside part owner Kelly Woods. “There is such a great vibe going through the building on Zumba nights,” Woods said. “The Zumba

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Sarah’s Café Celebrates 30 years Sarah’s Twin Schooner Pub puts the Happy in St Patrick’s Day Sarah’s café, a fixture in downtown Wiscasset, began in 1981 as a home based pizza delivery shop in Boothbay Harbor serving the delicious homemade food of Sarah Hennessey. She opened her first restaurant in 1983 in Boothbay Harbor, and in 1987 moved to Wiscasset. In 2002 she was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Assocation, and throughout all of her thirty years in the business, she and her team have been making friends, happy customers, and fans. Sarah’s is a delightful dining spot with hearty, flavorful, home made food in a warm, comforting atmosphere full of good conversation and beautiful artwork, not to mention the picturesque views of the Sheepscot river. The menu is a vast one with a wide variety of mouth-watering items ranging from seafood (her

What’s Shakin’? By Shannon Kinney This is a series of articles profiling some of the area’s hippest bartenders and their signature drinks. Look for it in each issue of thescene! Have comments, ideas or suggestions for the next bartender or fun drink? Just email shannon@dreamlocal.com. Cheers, Shannon

crab cakes are famous with locals and tourists alike), sandwiches, fresh-dough pizza, a wide variety of desserts, baked goods, and more. Her famous soup & chowder offers at least three homemade soups and chowder each day and a variety of delicious breads to choose from. Unlike most restaurants, the team is an experienced one – many of them have worked there for several years – and it shows. The place is bustling with activity, happy customers, good conversation, and the delicious smells of home made food. Sarah’s Twin Schooner Pub puts the Happy in St Patrick’s Day Ten years ago Sarah purchased the next door building and did extensive renovation, creating the Twin Schooner Pub named after Wiscasset’s famous schooners the Hesper and Luther Little. A hand painted portrait of the schooners is featured over the bar framed with actual beams from the wreckage. Bartender Greg McAllister has been working there since the beginning and is proud of the “great clientele” and the relaxed atmosphere. Patrons can enjoy the same menu featured in the restaurant, along with a large selection of unique beers on tap and a variety of unique mixed drinks.

The pub features a variety of specials and events, including a Wednesday night ladies’ night, and a Thirsty Thursday Trivia night that is developing a good following. But, most exciting for our reader is the plans they have for St. Patrick’s day. Sarah has been building Irish traditions since she began 30 years ago, and the team is excitedly planning three days of celebration for the holiday. March 12th and 13th and March 17th will feature an

authentic Irish menu with favorites like traditional corn beef and cabbage, mussels in garlic and Guinness, and also combine Sarah’s famous lobster roll on a homemade Irish potato wheat roll. They’ll be celebrating in style with giveaways, a t-shirt contest, drink promotions and more, if you’re looking for a hip place to celebrate the holy holiday, this is the place! I’m planning on making a visit for sure.

Signature Drink At the Twin Schooner’s Pub

There are a variety of signature drinks on the Twin Schooner’s Pub menu, including some named after the schooners and the captain (the Hesper, the Luther Little and the Captain Jewel), but bartender Greg McAllister insists that their real signature drink is his bloody mary. I’ve had a lot of bloody mary’s in my day but still have to agree with him that it is a rare treat full of complex flavor. His preferred way to serve is seriously spicy, but he has a mild variety as well that is memorable. When I asked him how he made the bloody mary mix he insisted – “if I tell you it wouldn’t be my secret!” Sarah’s Café is located at 45 Water street in Wiscasset Maine, overlooking the Sheepscot River, (207) 882-7504, or you can find them online at www.sarahscafe.com and on Facebook.


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Kay Stephens Kay Stephens, a Maine freelance writer, has covered both mainstream and underground events, people and scenes since moving to the Midcoast in 1993. She helps small Maine businesses in the creative fields get media exposure through www.kaystephenscontent.com To get daily A & E updates, follow The Killer Convo through Facebook: www. facebook.com/killerconvo and Twitter: http://twitter.com/thekillerconvo

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Encyclopedia of the Exquisite by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins Asking booksellers to pick a favorite book or single out one title is a bit like asking the mother of a large family which is her favorite child. That said, we will be opening our Winter Lyceum this Sunday, February 27th, with speakers almost every other Sunday afternoon through the winter and into early May. Our second Lyceum speaker will be Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, author of The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite, which is a title representative of many of our titles - it’s not a New York Times bestseller, but is an extraordinary compendium of style. “Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jenkins’ encyclopedia focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace and the delightful.” (from the bookjacket) It is just the kind of title we like to have in our shop!

Q & A with Barbara Klausmeyer, Marsha Kaplan and Lindsay McGuire of Left Bank Books What is the history of your bookstore?

Our bookshop opened in August of 2004 in a wonderful old brick bank building in historic downtown Searsport. It was the result of the collective dreams of three partners- Lindsay McGuire, Marsha Kaplan and Barbara Klausmeyer who had discovered their harmonious working relationship at the Fertile Mind Bookshop in Belfast. The bank building with its carved oak wainscoting, tri-painted tin ceiling and large steel engraved vault was a perfect space for books, once tall custom shelving was installed, and 6,000 new titles were ordered in.

Barbara Klausmeyer, Marsha Kaplan and Lindsay McGuire

What books do you like to read?

The three of us have diverse reading tastes. Marsha loves fine fiction and history. Lindsay favors the classics non-fiction, travel guides, and quirky etymological tomes. Barbara loves memoirs and books about animals — she just finished The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. This small gem of a book was written by Maine author Elizabeth Tova Bailey, who describes her acquaintance with a small snail that stowed away on a wild violet plant left on her bedside table during an extended illness.

What parts of your business are you most proud of?

The most gratifying aspect of our business has been the establishment of deep and varied relationships with loyal customers- listening to them as they recommend favorite books and helping them find that elusive book on whatever unusual interest they pursue. We are happy that they know they can bring their dogs into a place that welcomes them with a handy jar of dog treats. And we are proud of the repeated praise we hear for our unusual and discriminating selection of books that people can’t seem to resist. It truly helps that the ordering stems from the interests of three diverse lovers of the written word.

Funniest bookshop story?

We’re not sure about the funniest story, but a wonderful and interesting story stems from the visit of a published author of mysteries for young readers. After quietly casing out our physical setup for some time, she shared that she wanted to set a scene in her next book in Left Bank Books! We were intrigued, but forgot all about it until the galley version of her book arrived in our shop this week~ with the promised scene in which a young boy is chased into our store and tries to exit surreptitiously, only to find himself in the Dead End of the deep dark bank vault!

How did you get started selling books?

As stated we all apprenticed at a Belfast bookshop for several years. Lindsay also worked at Scribner Bookstore in New York City, as well as the legendary Seminary Co-op Bookshop in Chicago. An English major in college, Marsha’s work with the Maine Authors Series and the Maine Literary Festival helped to hone her book skills and interest.

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The White Hot Spotlight

Yvonne Smith is well known as a coffee roaster for Rock City Coffee (and in fact, was a presenter at Pecha Kucha this past month) but after having guessed the “How Well Do You Know Midcoast Maine” photo contest correctly, she decided to put The White Hot Spotlight on yet another creative hobby of hers—winemaking. About Yvonne: I moved here 13 years ago and this is what the Midcoast has taught me: I can’t imagine living anywhere else; careful what you say because people will pee their pants or spit out their drink very easily around here; and most importantly, don’t go into a bathroom stall with Kay and a breathalyzer. Things can get crazy fast, but a good crazy.

Besides coffee roasting, you enjoy wine making. Tell us how you got into it.

I started after I moved to Maine and mostly make an old farm-style blueberry wine. My partner had started working for this couple that had a big blueberry farm. They gave me the recipe and the blueberries the first year. It took me a couple of years before I realized this was an older recipe—it may have even come about during Prohibition. Everything in the recipe calls for items that will boost the alcohol content. I started researching and started collecting wine-making books. I now understand where to change the recipe to enhance the flavor, but reduce the alcohol content. I love reading the old recipes—those people were inventive.

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There are so many different ways to make wine—fruit wine, grape wines. Some are fast and only drinkable for a couple of months—some take a year before they go into the bottle and then age for another year before you can drink them. The only grape wines I do come in kits, so for the fruit wines I usually go and pick the fruit as it’s fresh, mash it up with sugar or honey, add water and yeast, then wait for Mother Nature to work her magic. Or as the Brew Chem 101 book instructs, “let the yeast eat the sugar and poop out alcohol.” I always loved the line, and often use when explaining about brewing.

Is wine making soothing after a day of coffee roasting or is it more difficult?

It is soothing. I mean, my first rule after I make sure all the ingredients are on hand, is to open a bottle of something. Relax, enjoy. I am doing it for myself, and I can spend several days out picking fruit, which can involve spending time with friends, just getting ready to make wine.

Do you do wine tastings for your friends?

Yes, friends have tried it, but at one point I had a crappy roommate who was an alcoholic and drank all my wine—so nobody got to try it! Mostly, when I have wine, I will bring a bottle with me to any function that I am invited to. Most of the fruit wines I make are sweeter—my personal preference. So I usually open them for dessert, but they’re also good for Sunday brunches. The blueberry wine is best on hot summer days, when you don’t have to go anywhere, just sipping it over a little ice. It totally changes the flavor to something that is really refreshing.

Kay Stephens The winner of “How Well do you know Midcoast Maine” gets The White Hot Spotlight on The Killer Convo as a way to profile artists in the area.

Kay Stephens, a Maine freelance writer, has covered both mainstream and underground events, people and scenes since moving to the Midcoast in 1993. She helps small Maine businesses in the creative fields get media exposure through www.kaystephenscontent.com To get daily A & E updates, follow The Killer Convo through Facebook: www. facebook.com/killerconvo and Twitter: http://twitter.com/thekillerconvo


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Saturday, March 12 Echo Hill 8:00PM -12:00 AM Bust out your bellbottoms, polish up your platform shoes and climb aboard the soul train with The Groove Machine under the disco ball at “Studio 131” a.k.a. Echo Hill off Rt 131 in Saint George, ME. The Groove Machine is a talented group of musicians who share a common love of the music and style of the ‘70s. From all around the country and the state, they were drawn together by the calling to recreate the vibe of the funkiest of all decades as authentically as possible. The tunes? Super tight, note-correct and right on. The threads? Outta sight baby! The instruments? ‘70s too! Wailing sax, thumpin’ bass and soulful vocals are what this six piece band is all about ... they play it old-school and for real. Can you dig it? So if you like it, spandex and sequins and a glow-in-the-dark wig makes the fondue taste great. And who doesn’t secretly want to wear silver platform shoes? This event offers a way to get silly and creative without any pressure to participate in the costume part — so if you’re not feeling it, then you don’t have to play along, and you can still come and have a great time. And if you’re into it, it’s just another kind of creative expression. The polyester kind. Cash bar? Check. Costume contest with a real prize? Check. Soul train dance line? HELL yeah. So get ready y’all ... we gonna get up for the get down! Tickets are $20, available at Rock City Books and Coffee in Rockland, HAV II in Camden, or online at www.eventsatechohill.com or www. birthdaybenefit.org.

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Saturday, March 26 Amalfi Restaurant 8:30 PM -12:30 AM You’ve been warned. March is traditionally Mustache Appreciation Month, (AKA MAM) and Hot Pink Flannel is throwing a ‘Stache Bash, which is celebration of some serious facial hair. A lot of Mainers use these “lip sweaters” to keep them warm throughout the cold months and now you can show off yours. The ‘Stache Bash will also help Amalfi kick off their new Shag Rock beer. Cocktail hour will be from 8:30pm-9:30pm and then dancing from 9:30pm till 12:30am. If you have any questions on what constitutes an acceptable mustache for this party, the American Mustache Institute offers these tips: “Mustaches should be worn at the individual’s own risk, and AMI is not responsible for mustaches that make men look like child molesters or Dave Navarro. Wearing a ‘Dictator’ mustache may lead to repeated beatings. Unibrows, commonly referred to as ‘forehead mustaches,’ are not recognized by AMI. AMI does not support chin coverage (i.e. beards, goatees) as they represent the ‘spousal compromise.’”

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I don’t how I possibly missed the Royal Dutch National Toboggan Team with their Heatmeiser hair dos, but here are four teams that competed at the 21st Annual U.S. National Toboggan Championships on February 12, 2010. I just wanted to know a little bit more about their costume themes and their tobogganing experiences that day. What you’ve got here is the story behind the sled.

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“One of us grew up in Camden, the rest of us are from Maaaaassssssachusetts. The name was easier to create than the costumes—they took us quite awhile. We created the group name right around the time that the economy was failing and everybody of course was freezing their assets. Then it took us months and months of meetings and prep time to get it all together. We got the white scrubs from Wal-Mart and the rubber ‘buttocks’ from a joke shop. Those, we removed from the shorts they were attached to and sewed them onto our scrubs.”

“We’re from Belfast and Boston. For some of us it’s the first year— for others, we’ve been coming to the Toboggan Races for the last 10 years. And we always have the word ‘sled’ in the name somewhere: Sled Man Walking, Night of The Living Sled, Sled Poet’s Society, Wonder Sled, Sled Ex, The Insledibles, you get the idea. This year’s theme all started with Princess Sleighia. We’ve got The Force on our side. Our combined energy is going to help us kick toboggan butt. The Force is going to keep us on the sled.”

Morning Wood

Wed Sled

“We’re from Kittery and York. Or… in this case, Utah. We’ve got two brides and a groom. We thought, you know, Maine is the place to be. There’s a little bit more leniency. People are a little bit more liberal when it comes to drinking on the day of your wedding. The hardest part about this costume is tucking in the hoops. We had to leave half of our costumes up top. We had two runs already one of the brides got her hand mangled on the chute. That’s why we’re wearing these helmets.” Responded one of the spectators listening to this interview: “I talked my wife into wearing a helmet on our wedding night too.”

“We all graduated together in the Midcoast and two of us still live here. The other two come back from California for this event every year. The name speaks for itself: we’re Pabst Blue Ribbon-powered. Our runs went really well except for the last one. When you get up to the top of the chute, they stitch you together. You have to thread your legs up and over the hips of the person in front of you like a daisy chain. Somehow the last man on our team’s legs ended up over the third man’s shoulders and the anchor guy was thinking ‘Wait, this is going to be bad.’ They tilted us up, and everyone leans forward. Next thing we know, we’re nut to butt going down the chute 40 miles an hour. Only the third guy’s helmet slammed into the last guy’s package repeatedly the entire way down. The last guy felt himself Kay Stephens sliding off the back screaming ‘Hold Kay Stephens, a Maine freelance onto me!’ and the whole time it writer, has covered both mainstream and underground events, people and was like Wha-bam! Wha-bam Whascenes since moving to the Midcoast in bam! And it was our worst run of 1993. She helps small Maine businesses in the day—nine seconds flat. How the creative fields get media exposure through www.kaystephenscontent.com did the last guy feel after the run? To get daily A & E updates, follow The Really sore.” Killer Convo through Facebook: www. facebook.com/killerconvo and Twitter: http://twitter.com/thekillerconvo


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Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce monthly Business After Hours was hosted by Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, 503 Main St., Rockland, on Feb. 9.

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This is a random collection of things, ideas, trends and just weird stuff that Midcoast Maine has to offer. Obviously, this is subjective and can’t include everybody, or else it would be called...the phone book.

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Camden Snow Bowl Tubing Hill and Toboggan Chute

This is ideal for people who don’t like to be outdoors in the winter in Maine. It doesn’t require a lot of expensive gear and not a lot of time outside. It’s not a huge walk up the hill and the thrill is in the ride down— pure silly fun. The Tubing Hill is open weekends and holidays 9 AM to 4 PM for $5/person/hour. (Private rental is $100/hr.) The Toboggan Chute is an even crazier ride. Now that many of you have seen how fast those suckers can go during the 21st National Toboggan Championships, it’s something you’ve just got to try at least once in your life. The chute is open weekends and holidays 9AM to 4 PM. You can bring your own toboggan or rent theirs: $5/person/per hour

“Kill Hill” at the top of Sherer Lane Hill in Rockland

“Anyone born in the ‘60s early ‘70s will know what you’re talking about if you mention Kill Hill, but only if they lived near by, or had friends who used it. If you drive on Old County Rd, turn on to Sherer Lane across from Dean’s Flowers, and go up the hill, it is on the left. Kill Hill was a place that the country kids would mostly use; it was not refined, it was a rough trail and the rough kids rode it. We used krazy carpet sleds, which were pieces of blue plastic rolled up like a sleeping bags. You could go so friggin’ fast that you would fly if you hit a bump. My sister and brother both flew off their sleds and got the wind knocked out of them. I think there was one kid who used an old car door, or something metal once, and he cut his hands real bad. I can vaguely remember someone knocking his front teeth out when he hit a tree or maybe it was


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Camden Hills National Park, Auto Road

“I don’t know if this is still legit, but I never see any signs that say it isn’t. Some years ago, some friends and I walked all the way up the auto road in the snow with our fiberglass sled, which took like an hour. We got to the very top to Mt. Battie, where it empties into the scenic parking lots and then just hopped on the sled and went for it, all the way down. We were going so fast down the 15% grade, we had to scream to the cross-country skiers coming up to watch out because we literally couldn’t stop. I remember worrying that stopping would have resulted in snow burns and possibly a trip to the ER, but we ended up making it all the way to the bottom of the road. It was great once. Never again.”

Frowned Upon

These are areas that are forbidden and will get you kicked out.

Camden Snow Bowl’s Spinnacker Trail

“This is a beginner trail half way up Ragged Mountain. It is a good, unobstructed ride all the way down but you have to wait until 7 or 8 until the maintenance crews are gone because otherwise you’ll be kicked out and barred from the mountain for the rest of the season.”

Northport Golf Course

“We’ve been going to the Northport golf course since I was a teenager. The parking lot was blocked off in the wintertime by a rope. You can go cross-country skiing there too, which I don’t believe is frowned upon. It is private property, but we never got kicked out, although I’ve heard about people getting kicked out. My parents used to take me there when I was young to go cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Anyway, right off of the main clubhouse is where the big hill was. We had a runner sled and this really cool toboggan too. If we got a good mix of precipitation on top of the snow, we’d go flying down the ice. I got knocked out one time and that was pretty epic—next thing I know they’d dragged me to the top of the hill where I woke up. But yeah, I took my son there a month ago and I probably always will. It’s a family tradition.”

Rockport Golf Course

“Rockport Golf course is totally illegal. The owners would come and kick everybody off because it was bad for the golf course and I’m sure a super liability. We were always on old school cheapo plastic sleds. You would go so fast on that hill that if you touched skin to snow you’d get a snow burn scrape...a kid badge of honor if you will...and of course we would leave and go around the corner on the Park Street side to do it again...”

Goose River Golf Course

“It was when I was a kid (so, ‘70s, early ‘80s), we used to sled down the big hill right in front of the clubhouse. And I’m not entirely sure when they stopped it, but we heard that it was for liability reasons. If you go there, it’s obvious. I don’t know getting any ‘air’ because I was too young to want to do anything dangerous, but it’s a decently steep hill.”

Disclaimer: The sledding locations provided in this Midcoast Black Book came from anonymous sources who’ve all barreled down these hills at one point whether it was a legit or “frowned upon” locale. The author is in no way responsible for trespassing and/or injury or death of any person or persons on any hills listed in this column. Go sledding at your own risk. For more on Maine sledding: http://www. sledriding.com/Maine.html

Kay Stephens Kay Stephens, a Maine freelance writer, has covered both mainstream and underground events, people and scenes since moving to the Midcoast in 1993. She helps small Maine businesses in the creative fields get media exposure through www.kaystephenscontent.com To get daily A & E updates, follow The Killer Convo through Facebook: www. facebook.com/killerconvo and Twitter: http://twitter.com/thekillerconvo

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Baby Gramps

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Whitney Carpentier is STILL the revolving music reviewer of the month because no one else has requested to be and anyway, her music picks are fun to read. If you’re interested in doing a music review contact The Killer Convo.

There is nothing quite like listening to your grandfather play classic steel guitar blues songs. Well, my grandfather plays bluegrass banjo, but you get the idea. Baby Gramps doesn’t quite play classic songs either though. With animated guitar playing and lighthearted lyrics, Gramps makes you feel like you’re living the pirate life. That’s right, pirates—this one’s for you. In 2006, Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski produced a double disc sea chantey album featuring many popular artists doing their own renditions of songs long since forgotten, you know, to go along with those oh-so-infamous Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Although the movie naturally sucked up all the media attention—my God, what a great compilation. Baby Gramps preformed two songs, one of which “Old Man Of The Sea,” pretty much makes you want to live on a boat for the rest of your days and date sea maidens. Anyway, that’s not all this lovely man sings about. With a musical career stretching 40 years, Baby Gramps entertains people with children’s songs, throat singing, and chording with his elbow. Occasionally touring with bands such as Phish and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, check out his song “Palindromes,” or, “Big Rock Candy Mountain.” Definitely he’s someone to check out if you want to add a little bit of backwoods creative energy to your busy life, or if you’re just sitting around clumsily picking away at a stringed instrument waiting hopelessly for inspiration.

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What is your favorite way to celebrate Mustache Appreciation Month?

Erica Sanchez

“Flashing my ‘stache, baby!”

The Kids Are All Right

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Sean Ames is local connoisseur of things avant-garde and takes great pleasure in the range of perspective that cinema can inspire. He also hosts the “Snafu Lab” radio show at the community station WRFR, Wednesday nights from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

It’s hard to imagine a circumstance in which meeting one’s donor parent could be more awkward and confusing then it already sounds. Well, The Kids Are All Right surpasses that assumption. Now imagine your parents are a married lesbian couple, both artificially inseminated with same donor sperm (how do people decide these things?) This very premise is PHOTO BY: FILMCRITIC.COM what gives the plot its potential for hilarity and emotional dissonance. Luckily, this cast of not-out-dated actors are equal to the task. What results is a convincing testament to a universal human instinct: the need for family, no matter how unconventional its composition!

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Five Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) by The Oatmeal

Starcia Willey

“Headed down to Siren Song Tattoo for a finger ‘stache.”

If you have a Facebook account and/or spend any time at all on the Internet (and heaven knows it’s likely that if the latter is true, so is the former) you’ve probably seen something from The Oatmeal, a site that’s been around since way back in 2009, and gets a lot of traction with the “Share This!” button Casey Hufnagel at the bottom of every page. It’s hard to “You’ll have to wait and see...” sum up the brilliant work that The Oatmeal creator Matthew Inman does, which manages to be eye-piercingly crazynuts and super educational, usually within the same comic. At Rock City, we’re necessarily fond of his “15(ish) Things Worth Knowing About Coffee;” delighted by the instructive value of “Ten Words You Need to Stop Misspelling;” and giggleslayed by “10 Reasons it Would Rule to Date a Unicorn.” Thankfully, a collection in book format (with bonus poster!) has Kay Stephens finally arrived! Samurai sword-wielding Kay Stephens, a Maine freelance kittens and an un-potty-trainable T-Rex Steve Collins writer, has covered both mainstream are just two of your guides in this book, “ I’ve got more of a neck beard and underground events, people and which is worth far more than the $15 scenes since moving to the Midcoast in than a mustache really, so I’m 1993. She helps small Maine businesses in cover price. I’ve done the math; it works going to the ‘Stache Bash.” the creative fields get media exposure out to approximately .000653 cents per through www.kaystephenscontent.com To get daily A & E updates, follow The laugh. And if that doesn’t convince Killer Convo through Facebook: www. you, I don’t even know who you are facebook.com/killerconvo and Twitter: anymore. http://twitter.com/thekillerconvo


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“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”

Open Court Point Lookout Free Open Court, Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Point Lookout Fitness Center, 67 Atlantic Highway/Route 1, Northport, open basketball and volleyball courts. Mens’ 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ; Women’s 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ; kids and family 11 a.m. to noon. FMI: 789-2016, dhendrix@visitpointlookout.com.

Friday Night Film Series Fr 6:30 to 8 p.m. “China, my China Month”

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For its spring musical, Lincoln County Community Theater will present the ribald and hilarious “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at the downtown Lincoln Theater. LCCT has presented “Forum” twice previously in its 35-year history of production and, in addition, co-produced the 2004 production with Lincoln Academy’s Drama Club. This time around, Sue Ghoreyeb stage directs with music direction and orchestra under the baton of Sean Fleming.

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‘Forum’ means comedy at Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta

LCCT’s “Forum” will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m., March 25 through April 3. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children, available through the Lincoln Theater office (open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and at the Maine Coast Book Shop.

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Belfast Area, Searsport District and Mount View high school troupes present Maine Drama Festival one-act comedies Belfast Area High School on March 3 , 6:30 - 9 p.m. Mount View High School March 4, 6:30 - 9 p.m. Searsport District High School on March 5, 6:30 - 9 p.m.

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Harlem Rockets Game March 7 6 to 8 p.m.

Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Drive off Route 90, Rockport. Local players for the opposing Harbor Hoopsters needed. FMI: CRL Chamber, 236-4404 or abagnall@camdenme.org.

Two tropical island getaway events benefit animal shelters March 5 5 to 9 p.m. Tropical Getaway Benefit, Humane Society of Knox County’s second annual event features Steelin’ Thunder at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Cost: $8 advance; $10 at door (all tickets entered to win a Kindle). 7 to 10 p.m. Island Getaway Benefit Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League event features dancing with two live steel bands at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Cetnral St, Rockport. Refreshments, and prize drawings. Cost: $30. Tickets limited. FMI: 236-8702.

Friends of the Thomaston Public Library screen in Room 208 of Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./ Route 1. Free/donations. Doors open 6 p.m. FMI: 354-2453.

March 4: “The Good Earth” (1937, USA) March 11: From Mao to Mozart” (1981,USA) March 18: “Moving the Mountain” (1994, UK/Canada) March 25: The King of MAsks” (China / Hong Kong)

Winter hike/snowshoe March 5 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Canal Path with Georges River Land Trust. Meet at the parking lot just east of the river at the Ghent Road bridge in Searsmont. FMI, call the GRLT office at 594-5166.


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10 a.m. Children’s Story Hour, Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington.Free.

n 4 p.m. Tree tapping in the Sugarbush, Assist farm staff in tapping and learning about the pocess of making maple syrup. Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave., Rockport. To register, call 2362739 or email adorsky@mcht.org. Free. n

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tion, Badger Café & Pub, on the Common, Union, hosts public reception showcasing work by Josh White. n

6:30 p.m. Documentary screening, talk, Belfast Garden Club and Belfast Free Library present “A Chemical Reaction” (2009, USA) with film subject and author Paul Tukey in the Abbott Room of the library, 106 High St. Free. FMI: 338-3884, ext. 10. n

6:30 to 9 p.m. Life draw-

ing groups Waterfall Arts (256 High St. in Belfast). Dropins welcome. $15/session or punch card; 3382222. n 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing 4 Fun, First-floor dance studio of Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Free/donations. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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n 6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13.org. n

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 12 to 1 p.m. Soup’s On!, First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St./Route 1, hosts soup luncheon in the church hall. Free/donations to fund cost of food. FMI: 236-4821. n

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open clay studio, $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org 338-2222.

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7:30 p.m. St. George River

Valley Slide Presentation,on the landscape history of the St. George River Valley. At the new Vose Library, 392 Common Rd., Union. FMI: Call 785-5444 and leave a message.

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Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 4 p.m. Tree tapping in the Sugarbush, Assist farm staff in tapping and learning about the process of making maple syrup. Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave., Rockport. To register, call 236-2739 or email adorsky@mcht.org. Free. n 6:30 to 8 p.m. Snowmobile Club, Goose River Snowmobile Club monthly potluck supper and club meeting, Lion’s Den, Lions Lane, Camden. FMI: 236-2728. J n 6:30 to 8 p.m. Movie

Screening, “Duma” (2005, USA) screened in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Free. Handicap accommodations with 48 hours notice; call 5940310. n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tri-school

one-acts show, Belfast Area, Searsport District and Mount View high school troupes present Maine Drama Festival one-act comedies at Belfast Area High School, 98 Waldo Ave. Also March 4 at Mount View and March 5 at SDHS. Snow date: March 6. n 7 to 9 p.m. Library Coffeehouse, Skip Gorman performs old-time ballads, stories and fiddle tunes of the American West at the downtown Camden Public Library. Cost: $7.

n 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wendy MacIsaac with Andrea Beaton, Cape Breton fiddling and stepdancing at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Cost: $15. FMI: 948-7469.

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Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13. org. n 6-7 p.m. Trackside Trivia, free for all ages. Prizes awarded. Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. FMI: 594-7500. n 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday Night Film Series, Friends of the Thomaston Public Library screen “The Good Earth” (1937, USA) in Room 208 of Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Free/donations. FMI: 354-2453. Doors open 6 p.m. n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tri-school one-acts show, Belfast Area, Searsport District and Mount View high school troupes present Maine Drama Festival one-act comedies at Mount View, Route 220, Thorndike. Also March 5 at SDHS. Snow date: March 6. n 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Round Top Coffee House, open mic and featured performers. Damariscotta River Association’s Round Top Farm, Business Route 1, Damariscotta. Cost: $6; $3 senior citizens; free for children. FMI: 563-1393. First Friday of each month. n

6:30 p.m. Transition Town

Hope Movie Series, at Hope Library. The series is free, but donations will be accepted. FMI: Lew McGregor, 542-8668. n

8 to 10 p.m. Acoustic Africa Tour, Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $38. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com.

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Point Lookout Free Open Court, Point Lookout Fitness Center, 67 Atlantic Highway/Route 1, Northport, open basketball and volleyball courts. Mens’ 9 a.m. ;

Women’s 10 a.m. ; kids and family 11 a.m. FMI: 789-2016, dhendrix@ visitpointlookout.com. n

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Life drawing groups,$12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222.

n 10 a.m. Tree tapping in the Sugarbush, Assist farm staff in tapping and learning about the process of making maple syrup. Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Ave., Rockport. To register, call 236-2739 or email adorsky@mcht.org. Free. n 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Winter

hike/snowshoe, Canal Path with Georges River Land Trust. Meet at the parking lot just east of the river at the Ghent Road bridge in Searsmont. FMI, call the GRLT office at 594-5166. nn 4:30 to 6 p.m. Public supper, A boiled dinner will be served at Harvest Home Grange in Brooks. Adults $7; kids 6 to 18 and seniors 65 and up $5; kids 5 and under eat free. Wear green and get $1 off your meal. nn 5 to 9 p.m. Tropical

Getaway Benefit, Humane Society of Knox County’s second annual event features Steelin’ Thunder at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Cost: $8 advance; $10 at door (all tickets entered to win a Kindle). n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tri-school one-acts show, Belfast Area, Searsport District and Mount View high school troupes present Maine Drama Festival one-act comedies at Searsport District High School, 24 Mortland Road. Snow date: March 6.

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7:30 p.m. Hometown Hootenanny Boothbay Opera House opens it’s doors for a midwinter community bash. Featuring the talents of the Wildhorse Band, the Blackman Brothers, various musical Arsenaults and many more. All proceeds benefit the Opera House. Advance tickets $10, day of show $15. Doors open at 7 pm, Tickets at box office at 633-5159. 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay. FMI: boothbayoperahouse.com

n 9 p.m. Mardi Gras Party, Costumes encouraged. Music by DJ Andy. 21 and older event. Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. FMI: 594-7500.

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11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefit Brunch, Craignair Inn & Restaurant, 5 Third St., Spruce Head, serves up brunch to benefit Knox County Humane Society. Cost: $15; please also bring a donation of canned cat or dog food, bleach or large rawhide bones. FMI: 5947644, innkeeper@craignair.com.

n 1 to 3 p.m. Music Jam at the Museum, Make music together at Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. n

1 to 5 p.m.

‘Footloose’ auditions, Marsh River Theater all-ages auditions at Morse Memorial School, 27 School St., Brooks. FMI: srichardson@rsu20. org. n

2 to 6 p.m. Winterfest, Brooks Community Park, Route 139, Brooks.

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3 to 5 p.m. Belfast Band rehearsals, Belfast Academy of Music, 24 Church Street. No n 7 to 10 p.m. Island Getaway membership fee and music is provided. FMI: Peter Nesin, 338Benefit Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue 2440. League n 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monthly event feaJazz Jam, Midcoast and visiting tures dancmusicians ing with gather at the two live Waldo Theatre steel bands Annex, 47 at the Glidden St., Waldoboro. Cost: $5; Rockport free for playing musicians. FMI: Opera House. Refreshments, and 593-7445. prize drawings. Cost: $30. Tickets n 3 to 6 p.m. Traditional limited. FMI: 236-8702. Bluegrass Jam, Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St., Thomaston. FMI: 3541177.


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n 6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13. org. n 6 to 8 p.m. Harlem Rockets Game, Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Drive off Route 90, Rockport. Local players for the opposing Harbor Hoopsters needed. FMI: CRL Chamber, 236-4404 or abagnall@camdenme.org. n

7 to 10 p.m. Monday

Night Blues, Matt Stubbs featuring Sax Gordon perform in the upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $10. FMI: 593-9336.

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Tuesday

10 a.m. Children’s Story

Hour, Children’s Story Hour. Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington. Free. n

1 to 4 p.m.

The Met: Live in HD Encore, Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, screens “Iphigénie en Tauride.” Cost: $23. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com. n

6 p.m. Belfast Bicycle

Club meetings The HUB / Bay Wrap in Belfast. FMI: belfastbikeclub. blogspot. com/ n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Life drawing groups, $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222. n

7:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing 4

Fun,First-floor dance studio of Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Free/donations.FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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Wednesday

n 6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13.org. n

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 12 to 1 p.m. Soup’s On!, First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St./Route 1, hosts soup luncheon in the church hall. Free/donations to fund cost of food. FMI: 236-4821.

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6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Open clay studio, $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222. n 7 to 9:30 p.m. English country dancing,Thorndike Masonic Hall, 60 Gordon Hill Road. Suggested donation: $5. No partner needed, everyone welcome. n 7 p.m. Pen Bay

Coin Club, Stockton Springs Town Office. Buy, sell, trade, free appraisals. FMI: 342-2801. n

7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Open

Mic Night, Weekly performance night at Gator Lounge of The Navigator Motor Inn, 520 Main St., Rockland.

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n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com n

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 6:30 to 8 p.m. Documentary

Screening, “Meet Your Farmer: 8 short films by Cecily Pingree and Jason Mann” (2010, USA) screened in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Free. Handicap accommodations with 48 hours notice; call 594-0310. n 7:30 p.m. Rachmaninoff Vespers, St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle $15 per person. FMI rachchoir.org or telephone 207-725-3347 n 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Maeve

Gilchrist Quartet, Traditional Scottish music and more at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Cost: $15. FMI: 948-7469.

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Saturday

n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com n

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Point Lookout Free Open Court, Point Lookout Fitness Center, 67 Atlantic Highway/Route 1, Northport, open basketball and volleyball courts. Mens’ 9 a.m. ; Women’s 10 a.m. ; and kids and family 11 a.m. to noon. FMI: 789-2016, dhendrix@vi sitpointlookout.com. n

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Life drawing groups,$12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222.

n 12 p.m. Owls Head Garden Club MeetingThe Owls Head Community Building. Meetings are open and prospective members are welcome. FMI: Dottie at 596-6032. n 7 p.m. Luna Madidus 2nd Anniversary Concert, Aarhus Gallery, 50 Main Street, Belfast. FMI:aarhusgallery.com n 7 p.m. Peter Paton Show, an evening of comedy at the Camden Opera House, Elm St. FMI: 930-0343 n 8 p.m. King’s Jazz,Hatchet Mountain Publick House in Hope. $5 cover. Reservations for dinner encouraged. FMI: 763-4565. n

n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com n

n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday Night Film Series, Friends of the Thomaston Public Library screen “From Mao to Mozart” (1981, USA) in Room 208 of Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Free/donations. FMI: 354-2453. Doors open 6 p.m.

8 to 10 p.m. Ryan Mont-

bleau BandNeo-folk, classic soul, stripped down blues and Americana at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $12 advance; $18 at door. FMI: 5940070 or rocklandstrand.com.

6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walk-

ing Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13.org. n

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Tracy Grammer, Singer/songwriter performs at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Cost: $15. FMI: 948-7469. n 6-7 p.m. Trackside Trivia, free for all ages. Prizes awarded. Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. FMI: 594-7500.

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n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com n 1 to 3 p.m. Music Jam at the Museum, Make music together at Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. n 4 p.m. Friends of Music Concert Series, featuring organist Tom Mueller. First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St. Free, donations accepted. n 3 to 5 p.m. Belfast Band rehearsals, Belfast Academy of Music at 24 Church Street. No membership fee and music is provided. FMI: Peter Nesin, 3382440. n 3 to 6 p.m. Traditional Bluegrass Jam, Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St., Thomaston. FMI: 354-1177.

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n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com n

6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walk-

ing Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka @rsu13.org. n 7 to 9 p.m. Traditional Shape Note Singing, Four-part unaccompanied singing using “Sacred Harp” and “Northern Harmony” tune books in First Church Fellowship Hall, between Church and Court Streets with the entrance on Spring Street, Belfast. FMI: 338-1265 or 594-5743. n 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. McPeake, Celtic fusion band performs at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Cost: $15. FMI: 948-7469.

15 n 8 p.m. to12 a.m. Soul, Funk & Disco Dance Party with The Groove Machine, to benefit Jane Mathews of Tenants Harbor. At the Wedding and Event Center at Echo Hill, located off Rt 131 in Saint George. 21+event. $20 per person. FMI eventsatechohill.com

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Tuesday

n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com n 10 a.m. Children’s Story Hour, Children’s Story Hour. Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington. Free.

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n 1-3 p.m. Belfast Garden Club, Business meeting and raised bed talk. Free, open to the public. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 3381363 or belfastgardenclub.org. n

5 to 7 p.m. Open House with the Holy Mackerels! Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay. Free community event. FMI 633-5159. boothbayoperahouse.com

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6:30 to 9 p.m. Life draw-

ing groups $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222. n 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing 4 Fun, First-floor dance studio of Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Free/donations. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com n 6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13. org. n 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy

Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open

clay studio, $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222. n

7 to 9 p.m. Jazz Jam,

Fallout Shelter of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Donations. FMI: 338-2222. Come to play or listen. n 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Open Mic Night, Weekly performance night at Gator Lounge of The Navigator Motor Inn, 520 Main St., Rockland.


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n 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lunasa Concert, Lunasa, Ireland’s allstar acoustic quintet, Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St./Route 1, Camden. Cost: $20 and $22 advance; $25 at door. Advance tickets at Camden Town office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; by calling 470-7066; and on line at camdenoperahouse.com.

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6:30 to 9 p.m. Life drawing

groups,$12/ session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222.

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Thursday

n Bath Blarney Days, for one week the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. Downtown Bath. FMI: visitbath.com

Chocolate DropsTraditional folk combo at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $20 advance; $25 at door. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com.

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Point

n Throughout day, St. Patrick’s Day Party, Drink specials, green beer, music and more. Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. FMI: 594-7500.

Lookout Free Open Court, Point Lookout Fitness Center, 67 Atlantic Highway/Route 1, Northport, open basketball and volleyball courts: Mens’ 9 a.m. ; Women’s 10 a.m. ; and kids and family 11 a.m. FMI: 789-2016, dhendrix@visitpointlookout.com.

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy

Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 6:30 to 8 p.m. Movie Screen-

ing, “The Secret of Roan Inish” (1994, USA/Ireland) screened in the Friends Community Room of Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Free. Special handicap accommodations with 48 hours notice; call 594-0310.

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Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 5962018 or mmajunka@rsu13.org. n

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6-7 p.m. Trackside Trivia, free for all ages. Prizes awarded. Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. FMI: 594-7500. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday

Night Film Series, Friends of the Thomaston Public Library screen “Moving the Mountain” (1994, UK/Canada) in Room 208 of Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Free/donations. FMI: 354-2453. Doors open 6 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Life drawing groups $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222.

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7:30 p.m. Anni Clark Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay. Bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets only at the door that night.. FMI 633-5159. boothbayoperahouse.com

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7:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing 4

Fun, First-floor dance studio of Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Free/donations. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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Wednesday

6 to 7 a.m.

Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13.org. n

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy

Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 12 to 1 p.m. Soup’s On!, First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St./Route 1, hosts soup luncheon in the church hall. Free/donations to fund cost of food. FMI: 236-4821. n

vn 1 to 3 p.m. Music Jam

at the Museum, Make music together at Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. n

3 to 5 p.m. Belfast Band

rehearsals, Belfast Academy of Music at 24 Church Street. No membership fee and music is provided. FMI: Peter Nesin, 3382440. n3 to 6 p.m.

Traditional Bluegrass Jam, Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St., Thomaston. FMI: 354-1177.

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Monday

6 to 7 a.m.

Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13.org.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open clay studio, $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

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7 p.m. Pen Bay Coin Club, Stockton Springs Town Office. Guests are always welcome. Buy, sell, trade, free appraisals. FMI: 342-2801.

n 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Open Mic Night, Weekly performance night at Gator Lounge of The Navigator Motor Inn, 520 Main St., Rockland.

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n 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Toy Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland,.FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org

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10 a.m.

Children’s Story Hour, Children’s Story Hour. Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington. Free. n

mmajunka @rsu13.org.

Friday

6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walk-

ing Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway,. FMI: 596-2018 or

Night Film Series, Friends of the Thomaston Public Library screen “The King of Masks” (1996, China/Hong Kong) in Room 208 of Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Free/donations. FMI: 354-2453. Doors open 6 p.m. n

7:30 p.m. Brent McCoy – Comedy That Works! Boothbay Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay. Family show - All ages.Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets $5 students, $10 adults, day of show $12. FMI 6335159. boothbayoperahouse.com

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8 to 10 p.m. Paula Poundstone, Comedian and star of NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” returns to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $35. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com.

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Point Lookout Free Open Court, Point Lookout Fitness Center, 67 Atlantic Highway/Route 1, Northport, open basketball and volleyball courts: Mens’ 9 a.m. ; Women’s 10 a.m. ; and kids and family 11 a.m. . FMI: 789-2016, dhendrix@visitpointlookout.com. n

9:30 a.m.

Midcoast Model Festival, Owls Head Transportation Museum. Adult $12. Under 18 free. FMI, visit ohtm.org n

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Life drawing groups, $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222.

n 7 to 9 p.m. “Lady”, Washington County troupe The Magnificent Liars presents dark comedy at Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St., Belfast. Cost: $15. Not suitable for those younger than 15. n 8 p.m. Country Rock and Line Dancing Night, Wedding and Event Center at Echo Hill, located off Rt 131 in Saint George. 21+event. $8 per person. FMI eventsatechohill.com n 8 to 11 p.m. Monthly

Contra Dance, Live music and calling at Simonton Corner Hall, corner of Park and Main streets, Rockport. Cost: $8. FMI: 832-5584.

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Under 18 free. FMI, visit ohtm.org 1 to 3 p.m. Music Jam at the Museum, Make music together at Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. n

n 3 to 5 p.m. Belfast Band rehearsals Belfast Academy of Music at 24 Church Street. No membership fee and music is provided. FMI: Peter Nesin, 3382440. n 3 to 6 p.m. Traditional Bluegrass Jam, Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St., Thomaston. FMI: 3541177.

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Monday

n 6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13. org.

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Tuesday

n 10 a.m. Children’s Story Hour, Children’s Story Hour. Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Rd., Washington. Free. n

6:30 to 9 p.m. Life drawing groups $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, or call 338-2222.

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7:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing 4 Fun, First-floor dance studio of Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Free/donations. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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n 6 to 7 a.m. Winter Walking Program, Rockland District Middle School, 30 Broadway. FMI: 596-2018 or mmajunka@rsu13.org. n

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n

12 to 1 p.m. Soup’s On!, First Congregational Church of Camden, 55 Elm St./Route 1, hosts soup luncheon in the church hall. Free/donations to fund cost of food. FMI: 236-4821.

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6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open clay studio, $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org or call 338-2222.

n 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Open Mic Night, Weekly performance night at Gator Lounge of The Navigator Motor Inn, 520 Main St., Rockland.

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9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Toy Library, St. Peters Episcopal Church, White Street, Rockland. FMI: info@midcoasttoylibrary.org n 12 p.m. Richard Wood, Canadian fiddler performs at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Cost: $20. FMI: 948-7469.


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Taking classes at the Frederick Hutchinson Center, or the “Hutch” has been an amazing experience! The faculty and staff are so friendly and supportive. It is very easy to ask any of them for help because you know they will do all that they can to help in whatever situation you need. The Hutch offers quite a selection of classes offered from ITV to live. The classes can vary in size from two or three to sixteen to twenty. Thanks to the donations and the committee who were out there asking for donations, we now have the wonderful addition to the Hutch which has enabled the students to have more class options. It’s amazing how much people support the Hutch and are so helpful in helping the students pursue their degrees. I know I personally could not have accomplished my dreams without the support of the faculty and staff, as well as the great scholarships that the Hutch grants to the students, my family who have supported me, and especially Al McNeilly who has been an amazing benefactor, but most importantly, a great friend.

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My experiences as a student at the Hutchinson Center have been wonderful in many ways. My initial experience was in a Senior College class on Coastal Navigation. The professor was very welcoming, and made the subject interesting by sharing personal experiences about his seafaring years. My most recent experience was a UME course in Anatomy and Physiology. This experience also proved to be exceptional with students of all ages and backgrounds in the class and a professor highly motivated to provide us with in depth knowledge of the subject. Staff at the center are extremely helpful in resolving problems that develop. The classes are small, the “esprit de corps” strong; making the Hutchinson Center a very special place and a major part of the mid-coast community for me.

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