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Midcoast Maine’s Biggest Loser

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Gardiner’s Annual Swine & Stein

• Rustic Overtones Boothbay Opera House • The Velvet Lounge Series Rock City Books & Coffee • The 39 Steps Everyman Repertory Theater • Festival of Lights Downtown Rockland • “Doubt” Lincoln County Community Theater

High School Show Season • ‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’ Belfast Area High School • ‘School House Rock Live!’ Searsport District High School • ‘No, No, Nanette’ Medomak Valley High School • ‘Narnia! The Musical’ Rockland District High School • ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ Camden Hills Regional High School • ‘A Christmas Carol’ Mount View High School


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SOUNDVEST PROPERTIES FRIENDSHIP - Wonderful old farmhouse that has much charm in the heart of the village. Barn has 3 floors of storage with electricity. House has beautiful hardwood floors, mudroom entrance with storage. $113,000

CUSHING - Well-built 4 bedroom colonial with cedar siding & traditional trim on 4 acres, minutes from Thomaston. Large bonus room over garage to be finished, office and playroom on 1st floor, 13 closets, basement with 8 windows & woodstove. $264,000

WASHINGTON - Conveniently located between Augusta and Rockland, this 3 bedroom home is waiting for your personal touch. $129,500

ROCKLAND - Charming Victorian home with lots of vintage character overlooking Snow Marine Park and the harbor. Cozy front porch to watch the harbor activity. Large barn in back for your boat and kayaks. $199,000

FRIENDSHIP - Totally renovated in 2004. Everything is new. Custom cottage-style cabinets. Great bathrooms up and down. Nice barn that needs some work. $139,000

UNION - This perfect 2 bedroom home with attached garage is just right if you are just starting out or just want to be on one level. Conveniently located, easy to heat!! $119,000

SOUTHTHOMASTON - Wonderful three bedroom newly built home right in the heart of town. Master bedroom on the main floor. This home is move in ready. $190,000

ROCKLAND - First time home buyer or great investment property. This cute 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home has newer kitchen along with many recent updates you must see including an attached garage. All situated on a large lot! $150,000

WASHINGTON - Fourteen acres of solitude! Groomed trails for horses, hiking or cross country skiing. Home features oversized garage, workshop/ office area, wood furnace with oil backup & 2 bedrooms, each with private baths. $179,000

ROCKLAND - This home has been beautifully and painstakingly restored back to its original luster. Home features views of Dodge Mountain and large fields in the rear, tile and wood floors throughout and wonderful landscaping features. $275,000

ROCKLAND - Private hilltop home with open harbor and bay views. Property features refinished hardwood floors, updated kitchen and baths, deck, fresh paint, custom landscaping & stone work. Separate studio with power and water. $349,000

THOMASTON - Great opportunity to own waterfront home in town. Meticulously maintained interior, beautiful, private backyard with bocci court, river access and wrap around deck. $259,000

ROCKLAND - Astounding panoramic views of Mt. Desert, Vinalhaven, Islesboro, Matinicus, Monhegan and the St. George River. Every part of Penobscot Bay is laid out before you. $300,000

OWLS HEAD - 500’ to wonderful Crescent Beach. Updated colonial with farmer’s porch and deck off the master bedroom. Very spacious with huge bedrooms. Country kitchen and grassy back yard. $249,000

WALDOBORO - Custom built home on 17 acres overlooking Medomak Pond with 450’ of water frontage. Features open floor plan, stone fireplace, wood & tile floors, front porch, radiant heat, custom kitchen. $349,000

ROCKPORT - Walk to the harbor from this elegant, custom built 4 bedroom home. 1st floor master with whirlpool tub, beautiful wood floors, large studio over garage. Located on a peaceful lot. $475,000

ST. GEORGE - Located in the village of Tenants Harbor, this 7 acre deepwater building lot awaits your dream home. Come enjoy the privacy and watch the lobstermen leave for their day’s catch. $530,100

THOMASTON - Recently renovated historic home in quiet village location. This unique property features: updated kitchen and appliances, formal dining room, fireplace, library, stone patio, finished studio, in-law apartment, double lot. $249,000

ST. GEORGE - Newer home meticulously maintained right on the river. Home features a small sitting area in the basement, wrap around deck, gas woodstove, open floor plan and wonderful landscaping. $349,900

THOMASTON - Delightful village farmhouse on sunny two acre lot. Hardwood floors, den, formal dining room, family room, large bay window, two woodstoves. Attached post and beam barn. Seasonal water views. $299,000

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Beer Review

From here, now away

Story behind the plate ............... 4

gallerySCENE............................. 20

Resisting Entropy ......................... 6

Herd on the Street .................... 21

Create a Facebook

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page for you business................ 8

musicSCENE .............................. 27

From here, now away.............. 11

barSCENE .................................. 28

The hunt for October beers .... 15

artSCENE ................................... 30

Midcoast Maine’s Biggest Loser16

radHAPPENINGS ....................... 31

The White Hot Spotlight ........... 17

radHALLOWEEN ........................ 31

bookSCENE ............................... 18

Karaoke in the Midcoast ......... 32

artWALK ..................................... 19

killerPIKS ..................................... 36

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Creamy blueberry fudge Come in for a tempting sample.

Finest quality chocolates 10 varieties of homemade fudge • decadent, dark chocolates • smoothest milk chocolates • several varieties of white chocolates We dip caramel apples for special events or even fudge dip apples or fruit. For weddings, we are more than happy to help you create a special gift bag of assorted candies or non-pareils. If you are in the area, please stop in and introduce yourself. We are a small family owned business and would love to meet you. The only problem you might have, is deciding which chocolates or fudge flavors are your favorite . . . See you soon!

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Holly Sherburne is the founder of Plate Poets Publishing and the author of The Maine Plate: Maine Vanity License Plates and Their Meanings She is a self-described “serial entrepreneur” whose active career has included stints in microbiology, toxicology, web design and newspaper publishing.

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

She published The Maine Plate, a book of more than 250 Maine vanity license plates through Maine Authors Publishing. As for her inspiration she says, “Well why not? Who among us didn’t spend time as a kid looking for ‘cool’ license plates on long road trips?” The book took two years to finish and includes the stories behind these hilarious, unique, and sometimes heartfelt personalized plates, plus Play the “Guess Maine anecWhat It Means” dotes, trivia game on Sherand more. burne’s website http://platepoets. Sherburne com and captures Facebook www. the words of facebook.com/ what she calls platepoets. “plate poets,” people who have the gift of poetic thought, imagination and creation, together with the eloquence of expression in seven characters or less.

I have a 1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD (turbo diesel) that I converted over to run on waste vegetable oil (fry-o-later oil) from local restaurants. She gets the same horsepower and miles per gallon that she gets when on diesel, but I get to lower my carbon footprint and cruise for free without supporting foreign oil.

The story behind the name is that in 2001, when I bought this PT Cruiser, the first model on the market, I immediately thought it looked like the cars in an Al Capone movie from Chicago mobs, so the most obvious name should be “GNGSTAH.” It is bright red and I still get quite a bit of attention for that name. People smile and nod when they see it. My family insists I should mention I am 75 years old and very young at heart and appearance!! So, there you have it.

Sherburne offered these plates and stories, courtesy of Plate Poets Publishing. Upload your own license plate and provide your story on her website or by emailing myplate@platepoets. com

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Maine is sixth in the nation in the percentage of vanity plates owned.

© PHOTOS COURTESY PLATE POETS PUBLISHING

Originally, I got the plate when I sobered up almost twenty years ago. I haven’t had a drink since. Also, I was unhappily married at the time, and friends laughingly changed the meaning of the plate’s name to reflect my upcoming divorce. I get many comments on the plate, and I like to think that people define it to suit their own fancy. HADENUF looks good when I’m covered in a snow bank, in a traffic jam, the definitions are endless, but the original meaning always stays the same. I’m retired now, but my plate used to greet me after a grueling shift at the hospital—HADENUF!! When people offer me a drink, I say, “HADENUF, thanks!”


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“A historic country store in Round Pond Village”

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Open Tues.-Sun. 10-5 (Closed 11/22-11/25) Open until Christmas Eve!

21st Season BATH ANTIQUES SHOWS

A multi-dealer shop representing over 70 of the area’s dealers. Step back in time with fine country, Victorian, and formal furniture, exciting smalls and engaging collectibles, displayed in attractive, room-like settings. Shipping is available.

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at the Searsport Antique Mall 149 East Main Street (Route 1) Searsport, Maine 04974 Daily 9–5 June–Sept, 10–5 Oct–May OPEN YEAR ’ROUND

CORSON’S

Bath Middle School Bath, Maine (Exit US Rt 1 at Congress Ave) 50 DEALERS

AUTO SUPPLY

ADM $400 • W/AD $350

P.T. PROMOTIONS, INC. • POLLY THIBOBEAU Food Available PO Box 333 • Bath, Maine 04530 • 207 443-8983 Email: polly@bathantiquesshows.com • www.bathantiquesshows.com

212 PARK STREET, ROCKLAND Children’s Menu/Family Friendly Full Bar Open Wednesday-Sunday “Ask About Our Nightly Dessert Specials” Year ’round Dining in the Heart of the Mid-Coast

“Maine Fare with a Southern Flair”

(207) 677-6771

Fridays Slow Cooked Prime Rib Saturdays Uncle Samos B-B-Q

Open 7 Days A Week!

M-F 7:30-5:30, Sat. 7:30-4:00, Sun. 9:00-1:00

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“Resisting Entropy: An All-Night Creative Arts Experiment Got a little junk in your trunk? Jared Cowan, owner of Asymmetrick Arts gallery in Rockland knew just what to do with it. Culminating from an idea proposed to him by fellow artist Alan Clark, Cowan and seven other artists spent 24 hours on October 15-16 ensconsed in Asymmetrick Arts’ gallery in downtown Rockland creating experimental art installations out of a giant pallet of junk. To gather materials for the project, Cowan appealed to tradesmen and carpenters in the area, as well as machine and automobile junkyards to donate what would normally be discarded materials, such as construction debris, auto parts, cast-

off fishing gear and even moose and deer bones from a local Appleton farm. While a noreaster whipped like crazy outside the giant windows all night, nearly 20-25 spectators watched the artists as they free-associated and conceptualized the theme around what they would eventually construct. Each artist dove into the process, garbage picking, sifting, tinkering and layering found objects into full installations until the next morning. None of them knew what they would design ahead of time. What you see here are the intense creations borne out of 24-hours of creative madness.

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

Jared Cowan

“Jawbone”

The artist constructed this game without any thought as to what the rules would be. Over the course of the project the rules emerged through collaborative “testing” of the game, which ended up being kind of a cross between Yahtzee, Sorry and A##hole.

Eric Leppanen

“Kitchen”

Comprised of all found elements, a rather domestic installation of a kitchen was the artist’s solution here —complete with a full bar and all the amenities you’d find in the comfort of your own home.

Jonathan Laurence

“Artist in Residence”

Photos © Asymmetrick Arts Gallery

“Resisting Entropy” has been extended for viewing until October 30 at Asymmetrick Arts! Come in during regular gallery hours and see this great creative arts experiment!

Bethany Engstrom

“Stand Pipe”

The pedestal base hides sound producing elements that are projected up and out the pipe at perfect listening height. The sound existing in the gallery as a result is a ghost-like reference of the 24-hour project.

The artist constructed an onsite liveable space, which was used while collecting documentation and other information throughout the project. The added viewing occulus attached above allows the participant to peer into the dwelling voyeuristically. To see Laurence’s time-elapsed video of that night, go to: http://vimeo. com/15929527


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Newcastle Publick House Open Year Round Lunch & Dinner Oysters & Ale

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Fine Dining in a relaxed atmosphere

Tues 3pm to 10pm Fri 3pm to 11pm Wed 3pm to 10pm Sat 3pm to 11pm Thurs 3pm to 11pm Sun 3pm to 9pm Closed Mondays 1 Bay View Landing, Camden, ME

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http://thegoodkettle.com Fax: 567-2036 247 US Rt. 1, Stockton Springs, ME

For Reservations Call (207)230-7097

Pizza, Burgers, Salads Steaks, and more!

Autumn Pumpkin Bread Rustic French Cuisine Main St. in Rockland

New Bar menu and $8 Small Plates Serving dinner 7 days 207.594.4141 www.lilybistromaine.com

Offshore Restaurant Best in Local Seafood Daily Specials

Now accepting reservations for

Thanksgiving Dinner serving 12 - 8

no breakfast on Thanksgiving Hours: Tues.-Sun., Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Rt. 1, Rockport - 596-6804

Mix in bowl – set aside 4 Eggs 2/3 Cup Whole Milk 1 Cup Canola Oil 10 oz. Pumpkin 2 Cups Sugar Sift together and add to above mixture 3 Cups Flour 2 tsp. Baking Soda 1 tsp. Salt 1⁄2 tsp. Cinnamon 1⁄2 tsp. Nutmeg 1⁄2 tsp. Ground Cloves

Fold in above mixture 1⁄2 Cup Walnuts (optional) 1⁄2 Cup Raisins (optional) Bake in loaf pans at 375 degrees for approximately 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown.

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How to create a Facebook page for your business 1. Create your page

Login to Facebook with your own personal account and go to the following page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php Under “Official Page” on the left, choose the type of page you are creating

4. Customize the page for your business by following these steps

Give the page a name [NOTE: Choose carefully! Once you choose a page name, this CANNOT be changed. Consider what name accurately represents your brand and will be found in search.] Click the checkbox that you are the official representative. Click the button to “Create Official Page”

2. Click on Edit Page to update your page’s settings.

1) Upload an image. This will serve as the profile image for your page. The maximum size is 200px wide by 500px high. 2) Click on Edit Page to add information about your business include address, hours, web site, etc. 3) Click Post Update to add your first status post! Try out a fun post. You can delete it and/or add more later. 4) Click on the text in the box to edit the information. Type something concise for the message you want visitors to see. This information can remain the same or be updated as often as you’d like.

5. Create a photo album and add photos Click on the Photos tab at the top of the page. Then click “+ Create a Photo Album” to add your first photo album to your page. Consider creating at least one or two albums to start. Photos always create interest among fans and will show up in your fans’ News Feeds. Note: When possible, “tag” your friends in photos. That will alert them that their photo is on your business page.

3. Hide your page until you are ready to release it. Change your page so that it is Unpublished (not publicly visible). This will allow you to work on it and only release it to the public when you are ready. Then click on View Page so you can continue working.

6. Customize your page Click on Edit Page again (as seen in Step #2) There are a number of settings in this section that you can change to customize what is shown on your business page, or to configure how you post information. Wall settings • Set what visitors see on your wall (all posts or only your posts) • Set which tab fans and non-fans “land on” when visiting your page. • Set whether or not fans (i.e. people who like your page) can post comments, photos, videos and links. Mobile • Find out how to post status updates directly from your mobile phone Applications Discussion Boards, Events, Links, Notes, Photos, Reviews, Videos and more! Settings vary for each of these applications, but often you can determine whether or not they appear on your page.


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7. Create events

Go to “Edit Page” and scroll down to Events. Click on “Edit” and add an event. If you have upcoming events that you want fans to know about – and that you want to invite people to, create an event!

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8 . Publish and Publicize Your Page!

Invitational Fine Craft & Art Event November 19 – 21

Go to “Edit Page”, click “Edit” under Settings and changed Published (drop down) to Published (the opposite of what you did in Step #3)

Gala Evening Friday, Nov. 19, 5 – 8 p.m. Cash Bar & Jazz � Admission $10

Click on the link “View Page” at the top and then click on the tab Get Started. Step 4 on the Get Started tab page provides information about how to “Add Like Box” to your web site. This will let your web visitors know they can also interact with you on your new Facebook page.

Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 20 & 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission -$3 Admissions to benefit Coastal Mountain Land Trust & United Mid-Coast Charities

Point Lookout Resort, Northport On Route 1 between Camden and Belfast � Turn at the bronze moose

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Step 6 on the Get Started tab will help you connect your Facebook page to Twitter so that your Facebook status posts will go to Twitter.

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For more ideas and information about how to grow your fan following, see our blog “How to Increase Fans on Your Facebook Page.” Next issue: Top local people and sites you should follow on Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, and tips for marketing your business with social media.

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Social Media Maven By Shannon Kinney Shannon Kinney of Capture Media Associates. She has more than 15 years of experience in the development of successful Internet products, sales and marketing strategy. She has worked on the teams developing successful Internet brands such as cars.com, careerbuilder.com, over 60 online media properties for newspapers all over the U.S. and Canada, and has worked with high profile companies such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and many others on their strategy development.

Want to learn how to market your business online? We have FREE seminars in Bar Harbor, Belfast and Rockland, check www.capturemediaassociates.com for dates and to register. Have a question for Shannon or suggestion of what you’d like to see in the next issue? Send it to shannon@capturemedia associates.com Follow me on Foursquare, Facebook or Twitter www.facebook.com/ capturemediaassociates www.twitter.com/shannonkin

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take out the 100 grand they’ d saved their entire lives so that their wife could get surgery, and I had to say “ Sorry sir, your assets are frozen.” I knew the facts of the case, that basically the Board had cut themselves million-dollar bonuses three years in a row, then declared bankruptcy and ran off to the Cayman Islands to live in luxury. Why that Board wasn’ t tarred and feathered I’ ll never know, but my tenure answering those calls coincides with my most depressing time in the City, and I simply couldn’ t write a note the entire time, it was utter malaise. The kicker? I actually got laid off from that job!

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In the Midcoast, we’ ve gotten quite a bit of the “ From Away, Now Here” influx. So, this is a new feature to highlight people who’ ve grown up here and are on a journey elsewhere to shine their creative light. If you don’ t already know Nathan Scalzone, who grew up here in Thomaston and moved to New York City, you’re about to meet someone who crackles with energy and music. He’ s a composer of classical music, and a producer of classical, jazz and Broadway in New York City. He’ s got a brain I’d like to borrow for a day just to hear what’ s in it. He’ s about to debut a new choral composition at Bowdoin College on November 19 and 20, conducted by Anthony Antolini. The piece is called “ The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” and is an a cappella setting of the Longfellow poem of the same name. Here’ s a little Q & A to get you warmed up.

Q: Your up-and-down journey is like a lot of artists’ journeys. How did you turn it around?

A: Well, finally I was hired by Columbia Artists Management, Inc. (CAMI) and ended up as the Managerial Assistant to the Senior VP of the company, and Nathan Scalzone. PHOTO COURTESY OF JAMIE JUNG Q: How young were you when his portfolio included the New York Philyou began composing music? harmonic, the Violinist Anne-Sophie MutA: I was eight years old and on a walk with my grandter, the principal guest conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, and many others father when I made the decision to be a composer. I can point to the exact who, in sum, made up the cream of the classical music crop. Following my stint at piece of concrete upon which I stood as I made the announcement, havCAMI I served a year as personal assistant to Sir André Previn (the composer and ing just completed the composition of what I thought was a full symphony informer conductor of LA Philharmonic). There’s a lot more to it than that; I’ ve been side my own head. My main inspirations at that age were Mozart, Vivaldi and scraping together an existence since the moment I arrived here. I would be absoBach, but that grew to include among many others—Rachmaninoff, Coplutely nowhere without the support of my family. And ironically, that #7 train that land, Gershwin, Ives, and more recently Sciarrino and Grisey. dropped me off into the middle of this intoxicating city soup back in college? I take it everyday to work now from my apartment in Queens.

Q: Did you go to high school in Thomaston? Where did you go to college?

A: I went to grades 1-12 in Thomaston, SAD 50, and attended the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut.

Q: Why did you feel opportunities were better elsewhere for what you wanted to accomplish?

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Q: Do you come back to Maine often? Are there places here that you “carry” with you in your compositions?

A: Not NEARLY often enough. But in a way I’ ve never really left. I carry all of Midcoast Maine with me in all my compositions. That’ s not hyperbole. I can picture as I write every detail of Long Cove Quarry, my own backyard, Marshall Point Light House, the woods behind my cousin’ s old house in Spruce Head, Maple Juice Cove overlooking Christina’ s World... the entire coast in general. The ocean has the biggest impact on me, the surging tide is very powerful and it affects me deeply. My favorite place to be is the summit of Mt. Battie overlooking the ocean and the Penobscot Bay and Camden Harbor. Like many Mainers my “ home” really consists of a few towns; in my case the SAD 50 towns of Thomaston, Cushing and St. George and those peninsula communities. I could drop dead anywhere within those limits and feel just fine about it since I’ d know I died at home.

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

A: Well, there’ s no question that New York City is the cultural capitol of the country, however, I did not necessarily feel opportunities were “better” elsewhere. I was simply drawn to New York City. When I was in college I took my first trip to NYC and I got lost among the subway trains, finally taking the #7 into Grand Central from Queens. Complete madhouse! I remember literally FEELING the energy in that space, being physically shaken by the rumbling trains and grumbling people all around me, and I just became intoxicated with that sensation of climactically chaotic humanity. I had never experienced so many different souls sharing such a condensed space. It was utterly foreign to me, it was exciting, and it proved irresistible.

Q: What have you done for the “jobby jobs” in order to work on your dream?

A: I moved to the city exactly one-week prior to September 11, 2001. Leaving aside everything else, that date also marks (for me anyway) the beginning of a decimated arts market in this country. 9/11/01 was literally the day I had my resume all set to go, new suit laid out, arts institutions targeted for employment opportunities... I jumped in the shower and when I got out it had already happened. I went up on the roof of my building at 104th and Broadway and saw the smoke rising. This was the environment into which I was birthed as a young artist. Depression, recession, and an immediate, across-the-board hiring freeze. And all this is to say there isn’ t much I haven’ t done to continue eating and living in this town, let alone working on creating. At first, I was walking dogs and scooping their poop, then a brief stint in “landscaping” (in NYC that often consists of spray-painting pine cones gold and glue-gunning them to front gates), until finally I was appointed Managing Director of the Czech World Orchestra, which was a pick-up group being formed to tour the USA to memorialize 9/11. That broke me into the music business, and also gave me my first NYC performance at The Town Hall, and a New York Times review of my composition.

Q: From scooping poop to a New York Times review? Was it that easy?

A: No. After that tour, of course the economy was still in tatters, so I finally had to accept a job as a call center operator in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy firm. I’ ll never forget when the temp agency called me and asked if I wanted to answer phone calls from devastated creditors who would never see a dime on their investments. Have you ever shaken your head “no” but forced yourself to say “ yes” at the same time? My sole client at that firm was to be, of all things, Agway. I grew up next to an Agway farm. They gave me my first job stacking bales of hay, and now farmers were calling me, telling me they were sorry because they had to

Q: Tell us about your upcoming choral composition, how it came to be and how much work it took for you to create it.

A: I had known the poem, “ The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for quite some time, and had begun thinking of it musically and even started brewing up some melodies, none of which satisfied me (I always work like that, by the way, I develop stuff in my head for a long time, YEARS sometimes, before the final percolation ultimately boils over). But nothing ever came of it. Cut to this past January. I was in the middle of a major production. The day before opening night, a long-time stage hand and dear friend died in a traffic accident. His name was Vernon Jordan. We all buried our feelings as best we could (we had to, the show must and did go on). Anyway, that first night off I fell asleep and dreamt of a pulsing purple-yellow meteor descending down the horizon, looking out my back porch on the West Meadow Road. The meteor was descending slowly over the hill and seemingly into Rockland Harbor, and when the meteor “ touched down” out my view, it released a tremendous amount of energy that just blew through me... it felt a lot like that energy in Grand Central when I first visited NYC, and it rocked me awake. Alone in the night, I started humming the melody to this composition, and I knew what I had to do. I worked on it furiously for several weeks, then set it aside. This piece was composed to memorialize a friend. Yet there is so much more to it than that. Maine was very much on my mind when writing this piece.... the poet is a Mainer, the poem is about the permanence of the tide and the fleeting existentiality of the human experience, and the tonality I’ ve employed is evocative both of my childhood choral experience on the one hand and my adult urban kaleidoscope experience on the other. Anthony Antolini was one of my mentors in high school. He conducted the Downeast Singers of which I was a member all through high school, and it was while singing with that group that I learned everything I know about choral writing. Anyway, to have Tony directing this premiere is very much a thrill for me. He was such a mentor to me, and now he’s performing my music!! That the premiere is with the Bowdoin Chorus at Bowdoin College, Longfellow’ s alma mater, is even better. Still, anyway you shake it out, when I am not there I am always missing Maine. That will never change; it will always be part of my art.


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As the cooler weather approaches with the fall foliage, my favorite time approaches for tasting beer. Say goodbye to the lighter styles and more drinkable flavors that stalk the summer months. Although quite enjoyable, I look forward to the fall season and the more aggressive, robust, fuller-bodied beers that populate this great season. We live in a great age for handcrafted beer. With so many styles to taste, craft beer is on the rise. Beer, like food, has eye appeal, aroma and taste. The next time you get a draft beer or pour your favorite beer from bottle to glass, hold the beer up to the light. Look at the color. Is it clear, cloudy, amber, gold, ruby red or dark as night; is it appealing?

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The cold fermentation gives this beer an incredible clean, crisp finish. With an alcohol-by-volume (a.b.v.) content of 5.7 percent and an IBU (scale used to measure hop bitterness) of 64, which is up there on the bitterness scale for a beer, this beer is very drinkable, with a unique aroma and a well-balanced malt to hop character. It is a palate pleasing must try for fall.

The second beer up for fall review is Sam Adams Oktoberfest.

Which brings me to the two fall beers of the month for review. I chose two because I felt that mid-October is rapidly upon us, and you should have at least two fall styles of beer to tantalize your taste buds.

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am told. And it gives this beer a unique aroma. A good dose of toasted malts provides a warm, rich flavor to contrast and balance the hops on the front palate.

Search this beer out in bottles or on draft at your favorite pub. It’s worth the trip!

There is a lot going on in beer, especially the more favorable beers of fall and winter.

The first brew is Fall Summit Ale brewed by Peak Organic Brewery out of Portland. The first impression from this handcrafted beer is its aroma and color. The color is amber to gold, very bright and clean. The nose has a beautiful, captivating citrus aroma that combines pine, spice and citrus. Peak Organic uses a hop called summit, which is grown in Maine, I

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I had the pleasure of sampling this fine ale at the Southwest Harbor Oktoberfest on Columbus Day weekend, which was packed full of thirsty consumers seeking out handcrafted ale and lagers of fall.

Taste the beer as the beverage passes over your tongue and you consume it. What do you taste, and in what order: bitter, sour, citrus, roasted flavors?

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 1997. He is now the brewmaster at the new Shag Rock Brewing Company in Rockland, located at Amalfi’s Restaurant on the water.

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Hats off to Jon and crew at Peak Organic for not sacrificing flavor for sustainability.

Hold the beer up to your nose, and swirl the intoxicating liquid in the glass. What’s the aroma like? Is it pleasing, something you can recognize or not? Does the aroma bring certain memories to wander? Is the aroma malty? Hoppy? Musty? Or perhaps fruity?

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Most people don’t think of Sam Adams as a small handcrafted brewery any more, being sold internationally and brewed by various breweries across the United States. What you do have to give Sam Adams credit for is brewing so many diverse styles and having consistency no matter where you find the beer on tap or in bottles. Sam Adams Oktoberfest is a lager-style beer in the Marzen style of beers -- cold fermented and cold conditioned for long periods of time, much different and much more time consuming than your typical brewed ale. Sam Adams Oktoberfest has a very amber to ruby delicious color and a rich, foamy head. It has a caramel sweet aroma and nose of yeast. This is a full-bodied Oktoberfest with a slight biscuit aftertaste. The flavors of the noble hops and roasted malts come through quite enjoyably. The beer at first has a big chewy feel, but goes down very smoothly. This is a great Oktoberfest style beer, well made and drinkable. A fabulous fall beer! So in your travels search out either one or both of these beers and grab yourself a bratwurst or a nice roast or even some blackened fish and enjoy. Happy Oktoberfest! Cheers!

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Midcoast Maine’s Biggest Loser He may not have landed a spot on NBC’s THE BIGGEST LOSER, but that hasn’t stopped local personality, Chad Ridge, from seeking alternative routes to reach his goal.

Current Weight: 472.6 pounds

At 472.6 pounds, Ridge is on a quest to lose over 200 pounds. With no health insurance and the determination to not pursue the possibility of disability benefits, but to change the course of his life on his own, he has won wide support from the Midcoast community. The momentum in late July, when Ridge was invited to attend an open call audition for the NBC show THE BIGGEST LOSER. After The Herald Gazette ran a story, his phone would not stop ringing with support from people wanting to help him. At the end of the audition, he was told by a casting director to submit a video. He and Rick Winslow, of WAV Media, spent the next two weeks shooting his video, which they uploaded to YouTube In just over a week, the video got more than 2,000 views from all over the world. Ridge didn’t make the final cut for THE BIGGEST LOSER, but has found sufficient motivation from the people in the area to keep going—while motivating others along the way. A core support group materialized after he appeared on the local radio station 93.3fm morning show with John Jeffers and Steve Roberts.

Chad Ridge of Rockland is Midcoast Biggest Loser

His plan includes a 6:15 am daily walk along Rockland’s boardwalk, a 12:00 p.m. downtown walk up and down Main Street, and monthly challenges, based on the involvement of entire community. On November 7, at 9:00 a.m, he plans walk up the auto road to the top of Mount Battie. Says Ridge, “I know it’s not going to be easy. It is one step at a time all the way to the top.” For every single walk, he encourages the community to join him and be part of the journey. theSCENE will be chronicling Chad’s journey monthly with a picture and his weight. Q: What is your goal weight? A: My goal weight is 250 lbs. Q: What is your motivation? A: To become healthy and have my health back while at the same time help to motivate others and give back to the community. Q: How do you plan on losing the weight? A: Exercise by walking, swimming and cutting back on what is placed in my mouth. Q: Who is your biggest support? A: The entire town, I am overwhelmed by the support I have received from everyone. Q: How long do you think it will take you to lose the weight? A: 2 years to lose 220 lbs. Q: Does it make you nervous having your weight published every month in theSCENE? A: No Note from Chad: The support that I get from my employer/friend, Jim Gamage, Jr., and my friends really motivates me and picks me up when I am having a down day. I would also like to Thank my core team made up of Jim Gamage, Jr., Rick Winslow, John Jeffers & Steve Roberts. I would also like to Thank the entire community made up of friends and family that continue to show their support in my journey to weight loss. I encourage all to join me each and everyday at 6:15 a.m. for a walk along the Boardwalk in Rockland and again at 12 noontime from the Maine Lighthouse Museum for a walk down Main Street.

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Meet Holly Noonan, winner of the “How Well Do You Know Midcoast Maine” quiz posted on The Killer Convo. She identified correctly that this picture was Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine. Holly Noonan is the creator of Mind Body Nutrition and is a nutrition counselor from the Midcoast who teaches people how to become powerfully drawn to healthy food choices in order to unlock their highest personal potential. Wanna play too? Each month, there will be a picture or an image from Midcoast Maine. Whoever can identify it correctly will get a white hot spotlight on your artistic business or creative hobby. Q: How is it that junk food actually slows us down and prevents us from being “compelling, articulate and dynamic?” A: When someone is on a mission to accomplish something inspired or creative, they often need to have an “open channel” for their creativity. It’s something they can tune into so their muse can talk. Basically, if you’re eating Whoopie Pies, the signal dies. You think and feel different when the tissues of your body are being created from baked goods than when they are being created from vegetables. Vegetables sort of scrape the corrosion off your conductor, so to speak. Q: How did you dream up a home business that uses the latest in social media tools like webinars, teleclasses, podcasts and e-books? Can anyone do this? A: Working out of my home is so cool. It came naturally from being a mom with a small child, being interested in nutrition AND technology. I listened to podcasts and took webinars myself to learn interesting stuff, so it wasn’t a big leap to start creating my own content. The only people who wouldn’t be suited for this are those people who would rather swallow glass than sit down at a computer. Q: What are your goals for this business in a couple of years? Will you stay here in the Midcoast? A: My home base will certainly continue to be Camden, but I am designing a business that can travel. With the way I deliver some of my programs, I can be anywhere in the world. My intention is to swap my house for 2 months each year for somewhere in Europe or Australia/ NewZealand. Q: Beyond all this you are freelance writer specializing in reviewing wellness travel, such as spa retreats and meditation, fitness and culinary travel. Who have you written for and what are the fringe benefits? A: OK, this question is premature because I haven’t done it yet, but it is my intention. I hope to start offering wellness travel programs in the next 2 years and will kick up the reviewing piece when I’m overseas. I also hope to spearhead wellness travel where Camden is the destination. This would look like a summer vacation package in a B&B with wellness components like massage, cleansing, saunas, cooking classes and outdoor adventuring around Camden for people from away. The in the winter I will design packKay Stephens ages for Camdenites to go someKay Stephens, a Maine freelance where warm for similar programs. Holly is planning a “Post-Halloween Body Reboot.” Check out her website for more details. http://www. mindbodynutrition.net/

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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Five-Course Gourmet Dinner (available every evening) $48.50 per person

Our world-class cuisine infuses New England fare with an international flair, featuring the freshest seafood and local ingredients. Our five-course dinner menus change to reflect the seasons and our cellar list offers a variety of fine wines to complement your dinner selections.

Lighter Fare

Monday & Tuesday Evenings

Each week we will alternate between French Bistro and Italian Trattoria Fare. The price of $24.50 per person includes a starter and a choice of entree. Our weekly menus are online for the entire winter so choose your favorites and make your reservations today! www.hartstoneinn.com/weeklymenu.htm For reservations call: 236-4259

In the Kitchen Dinner Series

Join Chef Michael Salmon and his team in the kitchen at the Inn for an evening of mingling, beverage pairings or tastings and plenty of great food. $29.50 per person. December 2 - Sushi and Beer Tasting January 5 - Tuscany Food and Wine Tasting February 2 - Sushi and Beer Tasting March 31 - Spanish Tapas and Wine Pairing April 7 - Asian Food and Beer Tasting May 18 - Sushi and Beer Tasting

Specialty “Ethnic” Dinners

A five-course dinner featuring some of our favorite foods from exotic destinations. Dinner is $45.00 per person. November 18 - Lobster and More Lobster December 12 - Thai Dinner January 16 - German Night January 23 - Dinner in the Greek Isles February 27 - Maine Seafood Dinner March 13 - Thai Dinner March 27 - Haute Chinese Dinner April 3 - Dinner in Tuscany May 1 - An Evening in Spain May 22 - Lobster and More Lobster For more info and to view menus visit: www.hartstoneinn.com/weeklymenu.htm

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Mr. Magee Returns! In Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee, the highly anticipated third book in the “Magee” series by local author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out on a beautiful winter morning to learn to ski. Things quickly go downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! Filled with Van Dusen’s signature illustrations and a fun rhyming scheme, Learning to Ski will be certain not to disappoint fans of his books. Signed copies available at The Owl & Turtle Bookshop. EVENT: Book Launching October 30, 10am to Noon

Q&A with Joesph Barber, Owl and Turtle Bookstore Manager

When did you start selling books?

I have been selling books for 14 years. I started managing the Owl & Turtle Bookshop a few months after moving to Maine in December of ’99. I (only) thought I would only be here maybe 2 or 3 years but as of this month I have been at the O&T 11 years

What do you like to read?

My time to read is not nearly what it once was. I read general fiction, science fiction, ancient history, philosophy, science & nature writing, and I love children’s books. At the moment I am reading a lot of how-to books as I try to restore the old cape my wife and I bought. Thank god for audio books. I can still read while putting my foot through the roof.

How did you get started selling books?

Probably the same way most people do. I loved books, probably more than was good for me, and got a job in a book store. For most booksellers it is like being a drug pusher and an addict at the same time. Financially it was probably not the smartest thing to do but it has been fulfilling in other ways.

Funniest bookshop story?

Well there have been many over the years. Like receiving 1300 copies of a book instead of 13 because a sales rep made a keying error. Or customers looking for a book who only know the color and nothing else. Or a wealthy woman wanting to return a book an hour after buying it because her son poured coke on it.

Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe www.mainecoastbookshop.com.

Annual Early Bird Sale 25% OFF all books, toys, calendars, journals

Saturday, November 6th 6 a.m to 9 a.m.

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“FASHION IN MOTION” presented as a fundraiser by Miles Memorial Hospital League THRIFTSHOP VOLUNTEERS Saturday, November 13, 2010 at “The 1812 BARN” Bristol Mills DROP IN 4:30 - 7:00 buy holiday gifts and fashions from the THRIFT SHOP and Local Merchants Tickets $15 incl. buffet & cash bar Cash • Checks •Credit Cards


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Tu 11-6; W-F 10-5; Sa 11-6 • Oils, acrylics, watercolors, prints, sculpture, pottery, glassworks, fiber arts, jewelry, mixed media collage, and other fine crafts.

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Working Art Gallery 65 Main Street 207-338-4820

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Åarhus Gallery

Always on the prowl for artists’s openings and receptions, habitual gallery-gazer Tim Badgley formerly owned and operated Callimuse Gallery in Round Pond.

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One of the most gallery-friendly towns in Maine, Belfast boasts more than twenty locations on the gallery walk map you’ll find there. For the purist, half are true galleries which are featured here. Belfast is the perfect place to run away to for a combination of great gallery viewing, shopping and eating. November is a quiet month in this coastal town, accessible either from the north or the south just off Route 1. If you’re inland and near Route 3 head east to the end and you’re there. Weekends are best for catching most of the galleries open. Making a day of it is the best way to enjoy Belfast this time of year. Galleries, shops and restaurants are grouped tightly together along the cross streets of Main and High. Park anywhere downtown and it’s an easy walk to everything this charming bayside town has to offer. The Quickie Tour in 30 minutes or Less Pick any three of these galleries. Best picks are #3, #5 & #10 for a good mix of fine art media -- and they’re usally open throughout the week. The Slow Stroll in 2 hours Do the Quickie Tour above and throw in a stop at #6 & #7 and a quick bite at one of the many eateries. The Belfast Bug-Out in 4 hours or more Get away from it all and commit a day to a lovely fall day drive and see all the galleries. Weekends are best for catching them all open. Plan on eating lunch and a walk down to the bay on Main Street. If you arrive later, finish the day with dinner and possibly taking in a movie on High Street.

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Daily 10am-6pm • Contemporary art • Prints, oils, art glass, pottery, sculpture, collage, photography and more • Live music - call for details

W-F 10-5, Sa 10-6 • Modern works by Maine artists & designers • Fine art, prints, tees, jewelry, cards and much more • Live music - call for details

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Flexible hours - call ahead • Artists’ cooperative • Local, contemporary, affordable art • Photography, painting, metal art, mosaics, jewelry and more

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BELFAST “All This,” collages and constructions by Karen MacDonald, Perimeter Gallery of Chase’s Daily, 96 Main St. Through Nov. 30 (closed Nov. 1-7). “Autumn Colors” group show, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays (to 8 p.m. First Fridays), First Light Gallery, High Street at Main. FMI: 338-3626. Through early November. “Coastal Curves: 2010,” black and white photography by Charles Laurier Dufour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St. FMI: 338-6448. Through early November. Collaboration of painter Robert Shetterly, sculptor Beth Henderson and artist Mihku Paul for Belfast Poetry Festival, Roots & Tendrils, 2 Cross St. “Faces of Literacy: Voices of Courage,” Literacy Volunteers of Maine’s traveling photography and text exhibition, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, Route 3. FMI: 338-8000. Through Dec. 17. “Harvest — Dance,” paintings by Susan Tobey White, plus work by gallery artists, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays by appointment, High Street Studio & Gallery, 149 High St. FMI: 338-8990. New work by Eric Leppanen, Amore Restaurant, 95 Searsport Ave./Route 1, Belfast. FMI: 338-5939. Through Nov. 30. New works by gallery artists plus woodcuts by Gordon Bok, Parent Gallery, 92 Main St. FMI: 338-1553. Work by dozens of Maine artists plus Aina Moja Shop of African art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Working Art Gallery, 65 Main St. FMI: 338-4820.

BOOTHBAY “ArtinMe.,” state-wide art exhibition juried by Philip Isaacson and by Dennis Gleason, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mondays through Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, 1 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Through Nov. 16. Paintings by Jacobus Bass in Visitor Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter Island Road. FMI: 633-4333. Through Nov. 14. Oil paintings by Andy Benoit, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Gold/Smith Gallery, 41 Commercial St., Boothbay Harbor. FMI: 633-6252. Through Nov. 30; reception 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Paintings by Colin Page in Visitor Center, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Barter Island Road. FMI: 633-4333. Nov. 15 through Dec. 9; reception 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

CAMDEN “Be Yourself,” curated group show of work in various media, The Rig, 56A Elm St./Route 1. Through end of November. “Maine Cottage and Architecture” featuring Janis Sanders, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Camden Falls Gallery, 5 Public Landing (also day entrance through Maine Gathering, 8 Bay View St.). FMI: 470-7027. Work by award-winning quilt artist Carrie Hedstrom, Jean Picker Room of Camden Public Library, Atlantic Avenue. Through Nov. 30; reception 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7.

DAMARISCOTTA Frank Federico — work in pastel, watercolor and oil, The Bakery, 85 Parking Lot Lane. FMI: 563-2867. Through Jan. 31. Work by sculptor/painter Kathleen Mack, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, River Arts Gallery II, Route 1 at Business Route 1. FMI: 563-1508. Through Nov. 30. Art at the Grill: Pamela Creamer and Maria C. Boord, Damariscotta Grill, Main Street/Business Route 1. Through Dec. 13; reception 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 4.

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ROCKLAND “Alex Katz: New Work” (through Jan. 2) in Morehouse Wing; “Four in Maine: Site Specific” in- and outside (through Dec. 31); “Rug Hooking in Maine and Beyond” in Crosman Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Emily Schiffer — Cheyenne River” in Craig Gallery (through Dec. 31); “Louise Nevelson” (through Dec. 31) in James Gallery (Morehouse Wing) and “The Wyeths’ Wyeths” (through Dec. 31) in the Wyeth Center (Union Street), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays, Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St. Admission $12; $10 senior citizens or students older than 16; free younger than 17, museum members and all Rockland residents; free to all 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. FMI: 596-6457. “BIG,” Lively Ladies and Shevis group show, Garage Gallery of Eastern Tire & Auto Service, 70 Park St. FMI: 5945250 or 236-2402 (day). Through midNovember. Featured artists’ work in Front Room plus work by 15 other member artists, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and by chance/appointment, Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. FMI: 594-8784. “Monhegan Perspectives III” group show, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Archipelago Fine Arts, the Island Institute’s art gallery, 386 Main St. FMI: 596-0701. Through Jan. 23. Paintings by ChenSun Campbell and work in various media by Antje Roitzsch, Center for Health and Healing, 17 Masonic St. “Rhapsody in Hue” group show, “Equilibrium” by Jon Kolkin and more, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Carver Hill Gallery 338 Main St. FMI: 5947745. Small works on paper and cloth by Lois Anne, Gallery Café of Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op, 750 Main St. Through mid-November.

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SEARSMONT Scenic and nature photography by Shelagh Delphyne, Searsmont Town Library, Searsmont Community Center, intersection of routes 131 and 173. FMI: 342-5549. Through Nov. 30.

UNITY Photography by Olivia Hanson and paintings by Linda Lawson-Miller, Centre Gallery at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. FMI: 568-3147 or 948-7469. Through Nov. 30; reception 6 p.m. Nov. 4.

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The Top Ten Most Entertaining Questions Tourists Have Asked On Schooners This summer I spent some time with the schooner bums down on the Camden wharf and collected a few of the best questions tourists have ever asked. None of these have been made up. They are actual questions.

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The Killer Road Trip

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.

With my crappy point-and-shoot camera and my faithful co-pilot, Jbyrd, we combined a fall drive with a killer road trip to Gardiner’s Annual Swein & Stein this past month to sample farm-fresh pork dishes and Maine brews on tap. After checking in at the A-1 Diner for tickets, we made our way down the blocked-off street to find a bunch of merry people deep into the throes of what the beer tent had to offer and what seemed like the one and only pork vendor in the middle of the street standing behind a card table. Spread out on the table like a game of Solitaire were shredded hunks of grilled pork and a forlorn bag of small Kaiser rolls. That’s when I looked down and saw the charred and severed head of a pig in a bucket next to the grill. Because really, there’s no better advertising for your wares than that. As I ordered the sandwich, the guy at the grill reached down and stuck his hand into the side of the pig’s Kay Stephens head. “Mmmm, lookit there,” he said, Kay Stephens, a Maine freelance digging out something. “Some realwriter, has covered both mainstream ly good cheek meat is still in here.” I and underground events, people and scenes since moving to the Midcoast in looked at him and said, “Please tell 1993. She helps small Maine businesses in me you are not going to make me a the creative fields get media exposure sandwich from that thing in the trash through www.kaystephenscontent.com can.” He assured me no, but let me To get daily A & E updates, follow The Killer Convo through Facebook: www. just say, I was in no mood to eat saufacebook.com/killerconvo and Twitter: sage with breakfast the next morning. http://twitter.com/thekillerconvo

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Gritty McDuff’s Halloween Ale

Dark roasted, toasted, lightly hoppy. Overall, a nice fall beer. Compels me to dump a bucket of blood on the prom queen.

Sebago’s Local Harvest Ale

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How did you find the guitar?

In a very round about sort of way. I grew up around musical theater. So, singing and performing were really central themes of my childhood. When I was a teenager I became interested in song writing because I thought it was a more comprehensive way to express myself. I dabbled in jazz vocals at UMA and sang in rock bands for a few years. I fell in love with the idea of sitting alone on a stage with nothing but an acoustic guitar, singing my songs and telling stories.

Who inspires you?

My wife. My boys. Hemingway. Bach. The 2004 Red Sox.

What other professions have you had?

I’ve been a full time musician for coming up on five years now. I did spend a few years working with kids with special needs and their families. That was fun and challenging and rewarding and frustrating. I cooked on Monhegan island for a little while and I ran the kitchen at the Rocky Bay Brew Pub. In spite of the fact that I spent most of the time trying to figure out how to make the leap into being a full time musician, I really enjoyed my years being the kitchen manager at Grapes Restaurant in Rockland. Cooking was a great profession for me because I like to eat good food. As it turns out, I get fed pretty well being a musician, too.

Do you have any other creative outlets?

I do. I’m writing a lot of sonnets of late. The principals of metrical poetry are so similar to lyric writing. I also write short stories. Someday I’d like to tackle the long form and write a novel. We’ll see.

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See Paddy Mills live Friday, Nov. 5 Black Bull Tavern, Rockland 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 Byrne’s Irish Pub, Bath 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 The Old Goat, Richmond 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 Byrne’s Irish Pub, Bath 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 King Eider’s Pub, Damariscotta 7 p.m. For more info visit paddymills.com

What songs are your favorite and least favorite to perform?

My favorite thing to do is concerts. I love to sit on a stage and play my own songs, chat with the audience and tell my stories. Lately I’ve been playing a lot of traditional Irish music, too. I really avoid having a least favorite song to perform by only playing songs that I like. This kind of hurts my batting average when it comes to taking requests but it has worked for me.

What do you get requests for?

It’s funny, the requests usually start pouring in when I’m playing Irish stuff. Somebody always wants to hear “Black Velvet Band” or “The Fields of Athenry”.

Where have you performed?

The short answer is that I play about 130 gigs a year at festivals, coffee houses, clubs, bars, pubs, theaters, colleges and house concerts throughout New England. Locally I can often be found playing at Amalfi and The Black Bull in Rockland as well as regular Irish gigs at Byrne’s Irish Pub in Bath and Brunswick.

What are you currently working on?

I’m getting ready to release a new CD that will hopefully build on the success of “Our Hometown”. I’m planning to wrap up the recording next week and am shooting for a January 1 release date. I’ve really stripped down the sound from the last CD; no drums, keyboards, saxaphones or even harmony vocals. Just me and Xar Adelberg on double bass.

Tell us something surprising about yourself

I’m really a bit of a hermit. People see me out playing gigs and probably assume that I’m sort of an out going social creature. It just isn’t the case. When I’m not playing a gig I’m generally at home reading, writing, practicing, spending time with my family or coming up with new evil plans for global domination through folk music.

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Fresh brewed beer is back, baby!

Shag Rock Brewery launches in Rockland Amalfi on the Water is an eclectic restaurant in Rockland with a chic atmosphere and diverse menu utilizing fresh local ingredients. Their bar menu is a well-kept secret with a wide variety of tasty treats for under ten dollars that feel more like an entrée than an appetizer. However, with all of their success, co-owners Nancy Wood and David Cooke felt they could be doing more. “We wanted to bring a true local brewery back to the area,” Cooke explains, “it’s a void that needed to be filled.”

That void was left with the closing of Rocky Bay Brewery several years ago. When Cooke considered bringing a brewery back to the area, he went to former Rocky Bay Brewmaster, Rich Ruggiero who was pleased to get involved. Shag Rock Brewery was born.

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@capturemediaassoci ates.com. Cheers, Shannon

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Brewmaster Rich Ruggiero & restaurant co-owner David Cooke Shag Rock Brewery “It’s exciting to be part of a boutique brewery,” said Ruggiero, “it allows us to experiment with unique beers, flavors, and styles that other larger breweries can’t.” Shag Rock’s first two beers debuting at the end of October are an Amber Golden Ale and an IPA. When asked about the inspiration for the beers, both Cooke and Ruggiero agree that complimenting dishes on the menu is at the heart of their flavors. Cooke adds: “we wanted our first beers to be very approachable, ones that are very drinkable.”

When asked about his inspiration, Ruggiero adds: “brewing is a mix of passion, science, and art, I enjoy that.” Another unique feature of the brewery is the accessibility for the customers: windows from the bar and the hallway overlook the equipment, and patrons can watch the beer being brewed.

Ruggiero describes the Amber as lighter and “less hoppy and very drinkable,” and the IPA as “dry finished with enough malt character well-balanced with a strong emphasis on hops.” He added with a chuckle, “this is NOT a wimpy beer.”

Cooke has several promotions in mind for introducing Shag Rock Brewery to the public, including a tasting team that patrons can join, tshirts and more. Their focus will be on kegs and growlers initially. “When beer is bottled it takes away from the flavor,” Ruggiero explained, “for us that’s not ideal”.

When asked what inspired Shag Rock Brewery, David Cooke replied with a smile: “isn’t it everyone’s dream?” He and co-owner Nancy Wood had wanted to add something special to their bar, and they also had the physical space to build a boutique brewery, and “everything just came together” said Cooke.

Amalfi on the Water and Shag Rock Brewery are located on Ocean street in Rockland, phone (207) 596-0012, or find them on the web at www. amalfionthewater.com. For information about joining the Shag Rock Brewery tasting team, contact Dave Cooke, or stop in to the bar for a delicious pint!

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How long have you been painting? How and why did you start?

I’m one of the fortunate ones in that I’ve been painting professionally from the moment I left art school and I’ve always made things since I was a child. Both of my parents are creative so making things with your hands was always encouraged at home. I was the boy growing up who was always drawing and who could never have too many color pencils and papers. I always had several projects going and I always took them very seriously. I don’t think I take myself too seriously nowadays but I seem to have reached a certain balance. Pencils and paper have become brushes and canvas; and my work has become a very relaxing and rewarding thing. Like I said, I’m very fortunate.

What is your favorite thing/ place to paint?

In school my focus was people and portraits, and once I left school it was landscape. I guess it is safe to say that I like painting light and atmosphere and I try to achieve that in no matter what I’m painting. I love the challenge of a portrait, and at the same time, I love the freedom I feel when painting outdoors.

What is your favorite piece of artwork you’ve created?

That’s a difficult question to answer. I’ve liked things for different reasons. I have traveled to Italy several times and I remember a series of small paintings I did that I was very happy with. The same is true about some of my Monhegan paintings. But, if I have to choose, it all comes down to a painting I did many years ago of my mother; which she has hanging in her bedroom. That says a lot because she can be very critical and is not intimidated to express opinion---something I’ve definitely inherited.

Who inspires you?

Self made creative people. The term self made is a bit of a misnomer because I assume it’s virtually impossible to do everything on your own but I appreciate people who live and work outside of the traditional means.

What is your biggest hurdle?

Life! I’m sure this is an issue with most who are self employed working from home. There are constant distractions around every corner. Once I get my day going and I’m working, I like to keep moving and not let anything slow me down.

Where are you from? How did you get to Maine?

I’m originally from Chicago. My parents are from Germany; I lived there as well when I was young for almost 3 years. I attended art school in Chicago and then moved east to Connecticut where I studied anatomy and started landscape painting. I would occasionally travel up to Maine on painting trips and eventually started painting on Monhegan Island. In 1999 I decided to make a life change and moved to Maine and then settled in Friendship in 2000. I instantly appreciated Friendship and the mid-coast, and I’ve loved living here ever since.

What can you say about the art in Maine?

There are several regions around the country that have an amazing sense of pride-of-place. Maine is one of them. There seems to be an added value to my paintings because they are painted in Maine. Perhaps people feel that they are taking a piece of their experience home with them. Maine is an interesting place with a relatively small population for its size, an enormous coat line, and a mysterious interior that most people have yet to explore. I’ve been coming to Maine since 1991 and it has allowed me to do what I love doing and for that I’m very grateful.

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keeper, a set designer, and a furniture designer. This coming month’ s event will be at the Lincoln Street Art Center Auditorium in Rockland. Doors open at 6 pm. Presentations start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Pecha Kucha: Creative Chit Chat is a collaboration of Midcoast Magnet and

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Thursday, October 28 Rockland Library, 6:30 p.m. A Halloween Screening of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Friday, October 29 • Halloween Dance Party with “Thriller” Workshop Swing & Sway Dancing, 143 Maverick Street, Rockland, 6 - 9 .p.m Costumes are encouraged. Cost: Thriller lesson, $5; dance party, $10. FMI 594-0940, swingandsway.com • Mc-Hale’s, 8 Lindsey St., Rockland, 7 - 11:30 p.m. Come join our halloween party on Oct 29, prizes, dance contest, best costume, or come as you are, DJ Heath playing dance music all night. • Halloween party, Smokestack Grill, starts Friday night (10 p.m.) with drink specials, contests, prizes for best costume and music with DJ Andy.

Friday and Saturday, October 29 to October 31 Halloween Murder Mystery Weekend Norumbega Inn, 63 High Street, Camden The weekend offers guests an unusual opportunity to perform alongside professional actors while sleuthing to determine “whodunit.” Wine and cheese receptions, two elegant seated dinners, and two gourmet breakfasts are included. Cost: $225 per person for two-night program. FMI: 2364646, norumbegainn.com Saturday, October 30 • Midcoast Zombie Walk Starting at Camden Amphitheatre, 2 - 8:30 p.m. Be prepared for the onslaught dressed in your zombie worst and make your way towards the center of Camden with the rest of the undead. • Halloween Season Opener, The Underground Lounge, Hosted by Hot Pink Flannel 8 p.m. -1 a.m. Costume contest with cash prize, Live Music, Hot Damn DJs, Freak Show, Dance music and the coolest people you know. $5 cover.

• All Aboard Trolley Haunted Trolley Ride, 5 p.m. $30 per person includes trolley ride, tip, pizza and Express Ticket to Fort Knox (separate line)”The Trolley of Freaks”will pick your group up, take you to Fort Knox’s Fright Night fort tour (one of the spookiest around), stopping at the Witches Foot graveyard on the way, get you take-out pizzas then drop you off in downtown Rockland for pub crawling. FMI: 5949300 • Thompson Community Center’s BYOB Halloween Party, Laura’s band “Rave On” is playing a Halloween party- danceable classic rock. $10. • Black Bull, Live music by Bill Cameron. No cover, but no “official” costume party hosted either. • Karaoke Halloween costume party at Cuzzy’s.


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Karoake in the Midcoast The Myrtle Street Tavern Looking for a place to go to unwind either alone, maybe with a friend or a few co-workers? Thinking about having a drink and then belting out a tune or two? The Myrtle Street Tavern, that blue and khaki colored building behind Rite Aid and right next to Bricks restaurant is probably where you want to be at. Friday night’s are karaoke nights at the Myrtle Street Tavern, known as simply the Myrtle to its regulars. The environment is laid back and easy going any night of the week, but Friday’s after a long work week, it’s perfect. The Myrtle is one large room and karaoke is set up in one corner of the bar, so be aware that while you’re up there singing Elton John’s “Benny and the Jets” - all eyes will be turned to you. Popular song choices are ones the from 1990s or 1980s eras and those contagious songs that once you start singing them, most if not the entire bar will soon start singing along.

Cuzzy’s Restaurant and Tavern Trying to find something to do on a Saturday night, maybe even on a Thursday? At Cuzzy’s Restaurant and Tavern, there is an upstairs bar offering karaoke not just one, but two nights a week. Located near the water on Bayview Street in Camden, Cuzzy’s just may be the perfect place for one to practice their tunes before heading off to audition for American Idol or America’s Got Talent. Although the general mood for the bar is pretty laid back, these karaoke singers mean business. Set up in a room facing the street below, if you don’t want all eyes on you, there’s relief as there are side rooms where people can hang out while they listen to you croon your favorite Lionel Ritchie song, but they won’t be watching. That doesn’t mean you may not find yourself under the undivided attention of a passerby on Bayview Street.

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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Lacy Simons, the bookstore manager at Rock City Books & Coffee, is a reader, a maker, and a collector of fine-point pens and terrible jokes. To find more picks and reads: Facebook: www.facebook.com/rockcitycoffee Twitter: http://twitter.com/rockcitybooks

And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman Maira Kalman mixes up illustrations, hand-lettered text, photographs, and sometimes embroidery in her incredible work, which is just the right combination of meditative, funny, edifying and heartbreaking. This new collection—first published as a series of visual columns in the New York Times—is an idiosyncratic exploration of democracy which will, I swear, create in you new appreciation and warmth for the history of the country we live in. You will also learn amazing things, like that George Washington had a dog named “Sweet Lips.”

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Elmore Vincent’s Lumber Jack Songs With Yodel Arrangements

This is a hard-to-find classic, though it suffers from having no accompanying record, because how awesome would that be? So awesome. (I guess 1932 was not a year for enclosing audio media in books.) Elmore Vincent understands that all loggers want, aside from clean socks, is a chance to yodel their hearts out, and his arrangements of “Lonesome Lumberjack” and “Moose Meat” are particularly poignant.

Dan is an Audio Production major, which obviously qualifies him to tell you what movies to watch. You can find him behind the counter of HAV II, a video rental store in Camden.

The Departed

I like to think of this as Jack Dawson reincarnated and bitter about Rose kicking him off that floating door. This is by far my favorite mob movie. I’ m sorry but “ The Godfather” is as long as a DMV visit and just about as interesting. Leo DiCaprio needs to work on his Boston accent but Jack Nicholson saves the film with his loose portrayal of Whitey Bulger. It makes him seem crazier than in “ The Shining.” The entire movie gives an inside look of the famous Boston/Providence organized crime families and their activities taking place in the neighborhoods I was too afraid to visit while I was going to school there. It’ s just awesome.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Robert Downey Jr. is the main character. You have my attention. Val Kilmer (or as he was known in the ‘ 90s as “ Batman” ) is a gay private eye. The movie is already hilarious. This has got to be one of the funniest dark comedy/film noir movies I have every seen. I love the deadpan humor. Dialogue example: “Look up the word ‘idiot’ in the dictionary, you know what you’ll find?” “Uhhhh, a picture of me?” “No, the definition of the word ‘idiot’ which you f---ing are!” It does have a complex story line and I had to watch it twice to fully understand, but I didn’t mind watching it twice.


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Malkovich, Mirren steal the show in ‘RED’ Admit it. On some level, you want to see John Malkovich go a little crazy during a shoot-out at the OK Corral against a woman armed with a rocket-propelled grenade. And if that doesn’t get you interested in “RED,” maybe a chance to see Helen Mirren channel Martha Stewart as an icy assassin works for you. Even better is watching Bruce Willis pound the snot out of Karl Urban in a CIA office. From beginning to end, “RED” reminds us that going to the movies is supposed to be fun, and it owes much of its wide appeal to a stellar cast. Willis is seemingly mild-mannered retiree Frank Moses, pining for the heart of lonely beauty Mary-Louise Parker (known best as Nancy Botwin of ‘Weeds’). After a team of clearly welltrained assassins shows up at his house, we learn Willis is a retired CIA agent, and he must embark on a cross-country adventure to figure out who is trying to kill him and why. In the process, he puts the band back together, visiting a series of retired assassins and nation builders, one more talented and well-known than the next. This decrepit A-Team includes crazy, tin-foil helmet wearer Malkovich, lethal siren Mirren and Morgan-Freemanny Morgan Freeman. Brian Cox shows up as a Kremlin-era soviet lamenting the fact that he hasn’t killed anyone in years. Ernest Borgnine cameos as the CIA’s record keeper. All of them are too old for this stuff. Urban is a next generation CIA assassin assigned to bring them down, and he throws himself into the role with energy to match his impressive castmates. Finally, Richard Dreyfuss plays a weapons dealer with an irritating voice. Ever since “W” he just reminds me of Dick Cheney. Malkovich and Mirren totally steal the show, which is tightly written and plotted. Some of the jokes are a little corny, but it’s a fun take-off on the genre, and I never found myself bored or trying to think about something else.

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Its greatest weakness is probably its somewhat generic title, which stands for “Retired, Extremely Dangerous.” It’s surprisingly good considering that it comes from German import director Robert Schwentke, whose name is annoyingly difficult to spell, and who previously delivered “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” TV’s “Lie to Me” and Jodie Foster vehicle “Flightplan.” (Get it? Vehicle? Moving on.)

And of course this movie is based on a “cult graphic novel.” Cult is code for popular among a specific population of nerds, which pretty much describes all graphic novels. Heaven forbid anybody in Hollywood ever read an actual book. But I won’t hold any of that against it. It’s a refreshing break from typical modern action movies, which tend to take themselves way too seriously.

Verdict: A guilty pleasure. Grade: B

Genre: From the makers of: Appearances: Brian Cox, Karl Urban, Ernest Borgnine Genre: Action, comedy Action, exploitation, comedy Desperado, Grindhouse Rating: PG-13Style: Geeking out: Mary-Louise Parker from ‘Weeds’ has a role. Appearances: Based on a comic book 70’s, grainy, violent Lindsay Lohan dresses as a nun; Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Starring: Miami ViceMirren, star Don Johnson Morgan Freeman Verdict: Fun with a broad appeal. Malkovich steals the Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro comes out of retirement show. Music: Geeking out: From the makers of: ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife,’ ‘Flightplan’ Funky bass beats Tom Savini, known for 1978’s Grade: B+ “Dawn of the Dead,” shows up


What makes someone stylish? Have you ever wondered yourself about it and then seen someone and thought, ‘wow, that’s it!’? Well these gals have it, and all in their own unique way. Whether dressed up or dressed down, they are striking and look terrific. We wanted to get to the heart of how they do it! Gordon Carlson and Clare Lynch shared their thoughts on their unique and chic personal styles with theSCENE recently.

What does style mean to you?

Gordon: “Expressing who you are” , she envisions a particular look in her mind, and enjoys finding the right items to achieve it. Clare: “For me, it’s part of what I do”, Clare owns Veloute Salon in Rockland, “but also it’s important because it of how it makes you feel. I’m more inspired when I feel I look good”.

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What makes you dare to be different?

Gordon: “I am not afraid of mixing and matching patterns, styles, materials and looks! Like pairing these J Brand cargo pants with this silky Gold Hawk blouse. It is unexpected compliment to each other, a juxtaposition-a retro shirt with army pants, it sounds nutty but together its gorgeous and fun!” And fun she is - Gordon lights up a room with her unique blend of looks, and this outfit from Josephine in Camden is chic, trendy, and fun. Clare: “I’m a little crazy, a lot of fun, and I don’t like blending in.” And that she doesn’t. Clare always stands out as polished and with a unique look - and she’s always on top of the latest trends in shoes. “It all starts with the shoes,” she shared, “I find ones I love and work outfits around them.”

How do you achieve your different fantastic looks?

Gordon: “I look for inspiration everywhere, magazines, television and people on the street. I think that as you get older you start to develop your own personal sense of style too. You know what colors work on you, what don’t and what styles work best with your body type. I personally love an edgy, relaxed look with a sexy feminine twist.” Her outfit today definitely fits that mold, the cargo pants are relaxed but cut to be very feminine and trendy at the same time - she looks comfortable and yet also polished at the same time. Clare: “You really need to know your own body -

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not just what’s trendy and fashionable. Find what works well on you, or what areas you want to accentuate, and find pieces that compliment them. For me, I like to wear high heels to compliment my legs - and I start there.” Clare also shared “you can’t forget your hair and makeup - they complete every outfit. It’s important to compliment your outfit’s style to complete your look.”

What are your favorite style tips for our readers?

Gordon: “Don’t ever focus on the number! Find something you like, and try it on in a wide range of sizes! Most companies vary in sizes: Like Seven jeans always run smallbut Citizens of Humanity denim tends to run a bit bigger. And don’t be afraid to ask the sales person for assistance. That’s what they are for, plus they will often know more about an item or brand than Lynch you will.” When asked about how she finds the right fit, Gordon shared “wearing clothes that are too tight is never flattering! It can cut in all the wrong places and as a perk many times baggier items will make one look more svelte.” Clare: “I would encourage people to find one thing you love, and build around it - whether it’s a handbag, jewelry, great jeans, lipstick or shoes - any of those can be the heart of an outfit - or even the heart of a look.”

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are so much fun! Forget Me Knots in Falmouth is a great hidden gem - it’s a wonderful consignment shop and they always have amazing deals and gorgeous items. If I have an event like a wedding or something that tends to be on the more formal side I always go to the Black Parrot in Rockland first. Plus their sale room is terrific! I do a lot of online shopping too! Sometimes you can find fabulous deals on the internet. And never rule out your local Goodwill for old Levis, fun old t-shirts or anything plaid! I love vintage finds and am particularly wild for vintage cocktail rings so junk/antique shops are great fun too.” Clare: “I’ve got a wide range of places I go to and I’m constantly on the lookout for new trends and things that inspire me. I’ve got some of my ‘cheap and cheerful’ spots like H&M and Forever 21, and then some more expensive places as well. Probably my favorite, though, is Zappos.com. It’s like instant gratification shopping for Maine because I pick something out and it’s on my doorstep the next day! I also live for sephora.com, they have an amazing selection of makeup and accessories.”

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Gordon: also shares, “Wearing appropriate clothes is important too: You would be surprised how differently people will treat depending on what you are wearing. Men for instance: If they are wearing a tie will get treated seriously and with respect! I always prefer to be comfortable too, I am a jeans and t shirt girl. James Perse makes my favorite t-shirts! I always get them in white, and if they get a stain I buy some Rit dye and color them myself. “ “You have to be fearless,” said Gordon to which Clare added: “if not in your outfit, then definitely in your accessories.” Seeing these two ladies and how great they look definitely makes me want to be more brave.

What are your secret haunts to find your terrific pieces?

Jewelry — Kim Doll sparkles

I spent time with Kim Doll, also at Veloute salon, who has the most unique pieces of jewelry and style in incorporating jewelry that I’ve seen in the area. “I’m a pro, almost like a magpie”, Kim smiled as she shared, “I like anything that sparkles!” Kim has different kinds of jewelry to go with almost any look. At the time of the interview, she had on a sharp black outfit with a beautiful beaded necklace and unique and sparkling black hair piece. When asked where she finds her pieces - Kim shared “I get some from five and dime places, and some from world class jewelers, you’ve just got to have the right eye. I find what speaks to me.” When asked how she would advise our readers on how to find their pieces, Kim said “be brave, and don’t be afraid to go larger. Try large, sparkly cocktail rings, or a large beaded necklace. It can dress up any outfit!”

Gordon: “Primarily josephine (www.ejosephine. com) in Camden. The selection of jeans, tops and jewelry is constantly changing and the sales girls

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ROCKLAND FOOD SERVICE Invites you to a tasting! New Wine & Beer for Fall Friday, November 12 4 - 6 p.m. Huge selection of microbrew and Imported Beers Hand-picked wines from around the world

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A Selection of Fine Gifts and Fanciful Treasures for everyone on your Christmas list Books, Note Cards, Jewelry, Bath & Body, Women’s Accessories, Unique Baby Gifts. Sassy Seabags from recycled sails including Holiday Wine Bags, Totes, Placemats, Coasters & Christmas Stockings. Open Daily • 6 Main St., Camden • 230-1222

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Lincoln County Community Theater Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Nov. 5-14

Lincoln County Community Theater presents John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama at the Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., Damariscotta. Cost: $12. Tickets available at Maine Coast Book Shop or theater box office. FMI: 563-3424. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. through Nov. 14. FMI: 563-3424, lcct.org

‘The 39 Steps’

Camden Opera House Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays Nov. 19-28

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! Cost: $18. Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m. through Nov. 28 FMI: everymanrep.org

Boothbay Opera House

Saturday, Nov. 6 8 p.m. Rustic Overtones is a rock/jazz/funk band from Maine. They were the first group to perform live on XM Satellite Radio, and their 2007 album Light At The End was the fastest-selling local disc ever in the state of Maine. In the earliest days of the Rustic Overtones, the band was mostly classified as a rock and soul band, citing their heaviest influences as artists such as Earth, Wind, and Fire and Tom Waits. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $15 in Advance, $20 the Day of Show. FMI: box office at 633-5159 or boothbayoperahouse.com

Velvet Lounge Series

Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St., Rockland Fridays 5 to 7 p.m. Kick off the weekend with live music, DJs, spoken word and more in a coffeehouse atmosphere. Free/donations.

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Rockland District High School’s Just Off Broadway Players present fall musical. Cost: $6; $4 students, senior citizens. Fridays and Saturdays 7 to 9:30 p.m. through Nov. 20 plus 2 p.m. Nov. 21. Rockland Districy High School, 400 Broadway, Rockland.

“Once Upon a Mattress” Camden Hills Regional High School students present its annual musical in the Strom Auditorium. Cost: $10 reserved; $8, $6 students general admission. Nov. 12 and 13, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Route 90, Rockport. FMI: 236-7800, ext. 282.

Festival of Lights Downtown Rockland Nov. 26-28

See page 38.

“Narnia! the Musical”

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Festivities begin with a noon-time arrival of Santa by Coast Guard boat, Rockland Harbor. on Nov. 26 FMI: RocklandMainStreet.com, 593-6093. See full schedule on page 44.

“No, No, Nanette”

“A Christmas Carol”

‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’

‘School House Rock Live!’

Medomak Valley Players present fall musical. Cost: $10 reserved; $8 general admission, $6 for students. To reserve, call 832-5389. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 and 19; and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Dolloff Auditorium of Medomak Valley High School, Manktown Road.

Belfast Area High School students present its annual musical. Cost: $8; $5 students, senior citizens (half-price opening night). Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through Nov. 14. Belfast Area High School gym, 98 Waldo Ave.,

Drama students present their fall school. Nov. 1 and 19, 7 to 9 p.m. Cost: $4; $3 with non-perishable food donation. t Clifford Performing Arts Center of the Mount View Complex, Route 220, Thorndike.

Searsport District High School students, present their annual musical. Cost: $7; $5 students. Fridays 7 p.m. and Saturdays 2 and 7 p.m. through Nov. 20. Searsport District High/Middle School, Mortland Road.


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Festival of Lights Thanksgiving Weekend Friday - Sunday, November 26 - 28 Celebrate the Holidays in Downtown Rockland! Friday 26th

• 12:00 Santa arrives by Coast Guard Boat at the Public Landing • 12:30 – 3PM Santa is at his workshop greeting children near TradeWinds (Main Street and Park Ave ) • 12:30 – 4PM Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides (Leaving from the driveway between Rustica and Key Bank on Main Street) • 6PM Lobster Trap Tree Lighting Ceremony , Mildred Merrill Park (Main Street & Myrtle St.) Cocoa and Cookies, Holiday Music. • Enjoy dining and strolling on Main Street.

Saturday 28th

• 9AM- 3PM Festival of Lights Craft & Gift Market at the Samoset Resort $3.00 (therealmaine.com) • 10AM - 4PM Free Trolley Rides between the Samoset, Harbor Plaza, and Downtown Rockland, 30 minute loop, provided by All Aboard Trolley. • 10 -1PM Share the Wonder Holiday Celebration Farnsworth Art Museum (farnsworthmuseum.org) • 12 - 3PM Santa will be at his workshop greeting children near Tradewinds, (Main St. and Park ) • 12 - 4 Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, (Leaving from the driveway between Rustica and Key Bank on Main Street) • Eat Drink & Be Merry : 1PM – 3PM at Main Street Eateries A benefit tasting for AIO, Food Pantry in Rockland. Tour and Taste and donate for a good cause ! • 1 - 5PM, Historic Inns and Friends of the Rockland Public Library Holiday Open House & Festival of Trees Silent Auction, Self Guided Tour of four Historic Inns of Rockland and six decorated neighborhood homes, ending at 4PM with Festival of Trees Silent Auction, refreshments at the Library. $10 • 6PM- 8PM, NEW for 2010 Festival of Lights Parade, on Main Street. New Parade Route ! Parade will form at Harbor Park and End on Main Street. Stay on Main Street and vote for People’s Choice float with canned food and new unwrapped toys on Main Street. Benefit Salvation Army for Rockland families. Cocoa Stations on Main Street do- nations to benefit local non profits ! NEW for 2010: Gingerbread Houses on Main Street! View Gingerbread Houses in Store Windows while strolling on Main Street after the Parade!

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• 9AM –11 AM: Festive Family Pancake Breakfast with Santa at The Tradewinds, Red Jacket Restaurant: $2 Kids, $5 Adults. Breakfast is sponsored by The Tradewinds and their breakfast suppliers, served by Camden National Bank employees; Benefit Rockland Main Street, Inc. During the Month of December ...... Friday December 3rd: First Friday AIR Celebration Arts in Rockland, Holiday Open House • 5-8PM, Arts in Rockland, Holiday Open House, Gallery Openings Come to Rockland to Shop and Dine. Many shops open till 8 with Open House Specials. Visit our fine restaurants for a Holiday Celebration. Santa will be at his Workshop: Saturday’s in December! Saturday December 4, 11 and 18 from 12 – 3PM (Santa’s Workshop is located at the corner of Main St. and Park Ave) Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides: Saturday’s in December! Saturday December 4, 11 and 18 from 12 – 4 PM (Leaving from the driveway between Rustica and Key Bank on Main Street) For Festival of Lights Parade Float Information and Application, and to ask questions about Festival of Lights : Email : festivaloflightsrockland@gmail.com

Nov 18th Name That Tune! Nov 27th Open for the Parade of Lights! Always Serving Sunday Brunch 9-2 Open 7 Days a Week 8 Lindsey St, Rockland • 207-593-7887

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n 7 to 10 p.m. Monday Night Blues, Regional and national blues artists perform in upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $10-$15.. FMI: 593-9336.

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n 1 to 4:30 p.m. The Met: Live in HD Encore, Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, screens digital video of new production of Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov.” Cost: $23. FMI: 594-0070 or rocklandstrand.com. n 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free Steel Drum Class, Steelin’ Thunder community steel drum band offers free instruction in the basement of the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. FMI: 542-1364. n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Life

drawing groups, NonInstructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222 n 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing 4 Fun, Weekly night of free style, any style, no partner needed, all kinds of music dancing, Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Free/donations. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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Fallout Shelter of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. Donations. FMI: 338-2222. Come to play or listen.

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5 to 9 a.m. Hunter’s Breakfast, Prospect Community Center, corner of RT.1A and Rt. 174 next to Maddie’s Place. $6 adult, children under 12 $2.

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7 to 9 p.m. Emilia Dahlin with Putnam Smith, Roots & Tendrils presents award-winning singer/ songwriter, who also will screen her debut music video and shoot some footage, at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St., Belfast. Cost: $10.

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5 to 7 p.m. The Velvet Lounge Series, Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St., Rockland. Free/donations.

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6 to 9 p.m. Jazz Cruise aboard MV Monhegan, FMI: 596-5660.

n 7 to 9:30 p.m. “Once Upon a Mattress”, Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport, Strom Auditorium. Cost: $10 reserved; $8, $6 students general admission. FMI: 236-7800, ext. 282.

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7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 18th Annual Winterberry Fair - Union PUMC, People’s United Methodist Church of Union, 21 Depot St., Union. FMI: 785-4114.

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8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas Fair, Christmas Fair at St. Bernard’s Church, Broadway in Rockland n 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday arts and crafts fair, Plants Unlimited, Route 1, Rockport. FMI 594-7754, plants-unlimited.com. n

Belfast Soup Kitchen benefit fundraiser, The Belfast Lions Club hosts a hunters breakfast,Waldo County Shrine Club, benefits Belfast Soup Kitchen. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 12 and under. FMI: Michele Leach at 338-4856 or Ryan Otis at 3382604. 5 to 10 a.m.

n 9:30 a.m. to Life 12 p.m.

drawing groups, Non-Instructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222. n

11 a.m. Fall fine art , antiques, & jewlery feature auction, Previews Nov. 1-6. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston. FMI: 354-8141, thomastonauction.com.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open clay

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n 6 to 9 p.m. Acoustic Open Mic, S. Fernald’s Country Store, 50 Main St./Business Route 1, Damariscotta, FMI: 563-8484.

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studio, Work on your own ceramic projects using wheels, slab roller and kilns. Studio monitor on hand for technical advice. $12/ session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts. org or call 338-2222 n

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Birdie’, Belfast Area High School gym, 98 Waldo Ave. Cost: $8; $5 students, senior citizens. n

7:30 to 9 p.m. “Doubt”,

Lincoln County Community Theater, Elm and Theater streets, Damariscotta. Cost: $12. FMI: 5633424. n

8 to 11 p.m. Primo Cubano Benefit Dance, Son band from Portland, Rockland Elks Lodge #1008, 210 Rankin St., Cost: $15, to reserve call 372-8539, Cash bar, 21 and older only. Benefits Riley School class trip to Costa Rica. n

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday arts and crafts fair, Plants Unlimited, Route 1, Rockport. FMI 594-7754.

n 7 to 9:30 p.m. ‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’, Belfast Area High School gym, 98 Waldo Ave. Cost: $8; $5 students, senior citizens n 7 to 9:30 p.m. “Once Upon a Mattress”, Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport, Strom Auditorium. Cost: $10 reserved; $8, $6 students general admission. FMI: 236-7800, ext. 282.

“Doubt”, n 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lincoln County Community Theater, Elm and Theater streets, Damariscotta. Cost: $12. FMI: 563-3424. Rustic Overtones, n 8 p.m. The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of show. FMI: Box Office 633-5159, boothbayoperahouse.com.

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9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Annual Craft Fair, Medomak Middle School, 318 Manktown Road, Waldoboro. FMI: 354-7224, eann@bbwire.com.

n 4 to 6 p.m. Book signing: ‘Fresh from Maine’, Meet author Michael Sanders, The Market Basket, Routes 1 & 90, Rockport. FMI: 236-4371.

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n 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free Steel Drum Class, with Steelin’ Thunder community steel drum band, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. FMI: 542-1364.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holiday arts

and crafts fair, Plants Unlimited, Route 1, Rockport. FMI 594-7754, plantsunlimited. com.

n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Life drawing groups, Non-Instructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.

n 11 a.m. Fall fine art , antiques, & jewlery feature auction, Previews Nov. 1-6. Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway, Thomaston. FMI: 354-8141, thomastonauction.com.

n 7:30 to 9 p.m. Dancing 4 Fun, Weekly night of free style, any style, no partner needed, all kinds of music, Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Free/donations. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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2 to 4 p.m. “Doubt” Matinee, Lincoln County Community Theater, Elm and Theater streets, Damariscotta. Cost: $12. FMI: 5633424.

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2 to 4 p.m. Music at the Museum, Coastal Children’s Museum, Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland.

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Bluegrass Jam, Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St., Thomaston, FMI: 3541177. n

3 p.m. ‘Bye, Bye, Birdie’, Belfast Area High School gym, 98 Waldo Ave. Cost: $8; $5 students, senior citizens.

n 7 to 9:30 p.m. “Once Upon a Mattress”, Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport, p Strom Auditorium. Cost: $10 reserved; $8, $6 students general admission. FMI: 236-7800, ext. 282.

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n 11:30 a.m. Active Older Adult Harvest Luncheon, Turkey and ham dinner with all the fixings. Waldo County YMCA, 157 Lincolnville Ave., Belfast. FMI: 338-4598, waldocountyymca.org n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open clay studio, Work on your own ceramic projects using wheels, slab roller and kilns. Studio monitor on hand for technical advice. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts. org, 338-2222. n

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n 7 to 10 p.m. Monday Night Blues, Regional and national blues artists perform in upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $10-$15.. FMI: 593-9336.

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Pen Bay Coin Club, Stockton Springs Town Office at 7 p.m. Buy, sell, trade, free appraisals. FMI: 342-2801. n 7 to 9:30 p.m. English country dancing, Live music, instruction and dancing, Thorndike Masonic Hall, 60 Gordon Hill Road. Cost $5.


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“Once Upon a Mattress”, Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90, Rockport, Strom Auditorium. Cost: $10 reserved; $8, $6 students general admission. FMI: 236-7800, ext. 282.

ner, turkey dinner with all the trimmings, VFW Hall, 34 Field St., Belfast. Veterans eat free, all others, $5. n

6 to 9 p.m. Acoustic Open Mic, S. Fernald’s Country Store, 50 Main St./Business Route 1, Damariscotta, FMI: 563-8484.

n 8 to 9:30 p.m. Bob Marley, Midcoast EMS Council hosts Maine comedian, Samoset Resort, Warrenton Street, Rockport. Cost: $20 at door or call 785-5000 for advance. Show in conjunction with 30th EMS Seminar.

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n 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Health Fair, Hosted by Spectrum Generations. Rockland High School, 400 Broadway St. Rockland. FMI: 596-0339 n

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Trains through Nobleboro, Nobleboro Historical Society, 198 Center St., Nobleboro. FMI: 563-5376, nobleborohistoricalsociety.org. n

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Arts and Crafts Show, Augusta Civic Center, Cost: $2, children under 12 free. FMI: 621-2818, unitedmainecraftsmen.com. n

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Life drawing groups, Non-Instructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.

7 to 9 p.m. ‘School House Rock Live!’, Searsport District High/Middle School, Mortland Road. Searsport District High/Middle School, Mortland Road, Cost: $7; $5 students.

sale and silent auction, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court St., Belfast. FMI: 338-2412, stmargaretsbelfast.org.

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7:30 to 9 p.m. “Doubt”, Lincoln County Community Theater, Elm and Theater streets, Damariscotta. Cost: $12. FMI: 563-3424.

1 p.m. The Met: Live in HG - Don Pasqcale, Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, Cost: Single Opera $27, season tickets available. FMI: 594-0070, rocklandstrand.com.

“No, n 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. No, Nanette”, Medomak Valley Players present fall musical, Dolloff Auditorium, Medomak Valley High School, Manktown Road. Cost: $10 reserved; $8 general admission, $6 for students.To reserve, call 832-5389.

n 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Waldo County Fiddlers Showcase, Blue Goose hall, Route 1, Northport. Cost: $10; $30 family. Benefits Maine Fiddle Camp in Montville.

Savoy Family n 7:30 to 9 p.m. Band, Cajun dancehall music at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $15 advance; $18 day of show. FMI: 594-0770; rocklandstrand.com.

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Active older adult dance, Big Band sounds, Latin and Swing by DJ, Waldo County YMCA Wellness Room. Donations welcome. 2 to 3:30 p.m.

“Doubt” n 2 to 4 p.m. Matinee, Lincoln County Community Theater, Elm and Theater streets, Damariscotta. Cost: $12. FMI: 563-3424. Music n 2 to 4 p.m. at the Museum, Coastal Children’s Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. . ‘Bye, n 3 to 9:30 p.m. Bye, Birdie’, Belfast Area High School gym, 98 Waldo Ave. Cost: $8; $5 students, senior citizens. n 3 to 6 p.m. Traditional Bluegrass Jam, Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St.,Thomaston FMI: 354-1177.

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n 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free Steel Drum Class, with Steelin’Thunder community steel drum band, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. FMI: 542-1364. n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Life drawing groups, NonInstructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts. org, 338-2222. n

17 Wednesday n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open clay studio, Work on your own ceramic projects using wheels, slab roller and kilns. Studio monitor on hand for technical advice. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222. n

7 to 9 p.m. Open Jazz Jam, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. Free. FMI: 3382222, waterfallarts.org.

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6 to 9 p.m. Acoustic Open Mic, S. Fernald’s Country Store, 50 Main St./Business Route 1, Damariscotta. FMI: 5638484. n

6:30p.m. Live Charity Auction, Camden National Bank’s Hanley Center, off Route 1 in Rockport. Benfits PBMC Childcare Center. FMI: 5968700, penbaychildcare.org . n

7 to 9 p.m. ‘A Christmas Carol’, Clifford Performing Arts Center, Mount View High School Complex, Route 220, Thorndike. Cost: $4, $3 with non-perishable food donation.

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Indie Folk Live, Newcastle Publick House, 52 Main Street Newcastle. FMI: 585-727-6414, anniecranemusic.com n

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

5 to 7 p.m. The Velvet Lounge Series, Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St., Rockland. Free/donations.

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7 to 9 p.m. ‘School House Rock Live!’, Searsport District High/ Middle School, Mortland Road. Searsport District High/Middle School, Mortland Road. Cost: $7; $5 students. n

7 to 9 p.m. ‘A Christmas Carol’, Clifford Performing Arts Center, Mount View High School Complex, Route 220, Thorndike. Cost: $4, $3 with non-perishable food donation.

n 7 to 9:30 p.m. “Narnia! the Musical”, Rockland District High School’s Just Off Broadway Players present fall musical at RDHS, 400 Broadway. Cost: $6; $4 students, senior citizens.


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n 7 to 9:30 p.m. “The 39 Steps”, Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Cost: $18. Tickets: everymanrep.org. n

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. “No, No,

Nanette”, Medomak Valley Players present fall musical, Dolloff Auditorium, Medomak Valley High School, Manktown Road. Cost: $10 reserved; $8 general admission, $6 for students. To reserve, call 832-5389.

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9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Life

drawing groups, Non-Instructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222. n

1:30 and 7:30 p.m. “No, No,

Nanette” - 2 shows, Medomak Valley Players present fall musical, Dolloff Auditorium, Medomak Valley High School, Manktown Road. Cost: $10 reserved; $8 general admission, $6 for students. To reserve, call 832-5389. n

7 to 9:30 p.m. “Narnia! the

Musical”, Rockland District High School’s Just Off Broadway Players, RDHS, 400 Broadway. Cost: $6; $4 students, senior citizens. n

7 to 9:30 p.m. “The 39 Steps”, Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Cost: $18. Tickets: everymanrep.org. n

7 to 9 p.m. ‘School House

Rock Live!’, Searsport District High/Middle School, Mortland Road. Searsport District High/ Middle School, Mortland Road. Cost: $7; $5 students. n

8 p.m. Asleep at the Wheel, The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Cost: $23 in advance, $27 day of show. FMI: Box Office 633-5159, boothbayoperahouse. com.

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Wednesday

“Narnia! the Musical” Matinee, Rockland District High School’s Just Off Broadway Players, RDHS, 400 Broadway. Cost: $6; $4 students, senior citizens. Music at the Mun 2 to 4 p.m. seum, Coastal Children’s Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland.

n 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Open clay studio, Work on your own ceramic projects using wheels, slab roller and kilns. Studio monitor on hand for technical advice. $12/ session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts. org, 338-2222.

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Stockton Springs Town Office. FMI: 342-2801.

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2 to 4 p.m.

Bach & Forth, 2:30 p.m. with Stephen Prutsman, piano. Rockport Opera House, Rockport. Cost: $45 prime seating/$25 value seating for adults, $8 for ages 18 and under. Discounts available for subscribers and groups of 8 or more. FMI: 2362823, baychamberconcerts.org.

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Thanksgiving

n 7 to 9 p.m. ‘A Christmas Carol’ preview, Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St., Belfast. Cost: $8; $5 younger than 13. Tickets at Yo Mamma’s Home; box office (hour prior); or via credit card at 338-9668.

n 3 to 5:30 p.m. “The 39 Steps” Matinee, Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Cost: $18.Tickets: everymanrep.org. .

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n 7 to 10 p.m. Monday Night Blues, Regional and national blues artists perform in upstairs music room of Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., Rockland. Cost: $10-$15.. FMI: 5939336.

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n 7 to 9:30 p.m. “The 39 Steps”, Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Cost: $18. Tickets: everymanrep.org.

Monthly Contra n 8 to 11 p.m. Dance, Live music and calling at Simonton Corner Hall, corner of Park and Main streets, Rockport. Cost: $8. FMI: 832-5584.

n 8 p.m. Jerry Douglas, Special performance by this Internationally recognized, world’s most renowned Dobro player, The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor, 86 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor. Cost: $30 in advance, $40 day of show. FMI: Box Office 6335159, boothbayoperahouse.com.

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n 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Quarry Hill

annual Greens Sale, Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden. FMI: 230-6250, quarryhill.org/news-and-events 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Georges Valley High School Craft Fair, annual Holiday Craft Fair in the GVHS gymnasium, 47 Valley Street, Thomaston. FMI: call GVHS, 354-2502.

Traditional 3 to 6 p.m. Bluegrass Jam, Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St.,Thomaston. FMI: 354-1177.

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$10 teens; $5 younger. Tickets at Yo Mamma’s Home; box office (hour prior); or via credit card at 338-9668.

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n 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festival of Lights Craft Fair, Samoset Resort, Warrenton St., Rockport.

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n 12 to 6 p.m. Festival of

Lights, begins with a noon-time arrival of Santa by Coast Guard boat, Rockland Harbor. FMI: RocklandMainStreet.com, 593-6093. See full schedule on page 44, runs through Nov. 28. n

n 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Life drawing groups, Non-Instructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222. n

n 6:30 to 9 p.m. Life drawing groups, Non-Instructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222.

Dancing 4 n 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fun, Weekly night of free style, any style, no partner needed, all kinds of music dancing, Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

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5 to 7 p.m. The Velvet Lounge Series, Rock City Books & Coffee, 328 Main St., Free/donations.

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7 to 9 p.m. ‘A Christmas Carol’ , Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St., Belfast. Cost: $15;

NEW! Community

Woodturning Classes

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas

in New England craft show, Augusta Armory, 79 Community Dr. FMI: Lois Taylor, 9467079, LTpromo@aol. com.

9 to 11 a.m. Turkey Trot /

Walk, Penobscot Bay YMCA, 116 Union Street, Rockport. 3.1 mile course, Pre-registration cost $12; Race Day $15. FMI: 236-3375, penbayymca.org

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7 to 9 p.m. ‘A Christmas Carol’ , Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St., Belfast. Cost: $15; $10 teens; $5 younger. Tickets at Yo Mamma’s Home; box office (hour prior); or via credit card at 338-9668.

7 to 9:30 p.m. “The 39 Steps”, Everyman Repertory Theatre,Camden Opera House,Elm Street/Route 1.Cost: $18.Tickets:everymanrep.org.

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n 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Christmas in New England craft show, Augusta Armory, 79 Community Dr. FMI: Lois Taylor, 946-7079, LTpromo@aol.com. n

Music at the Mu2 to 4 p.m. seum, Coastal Children’s Museum at Sharp’s Point South, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. ‘A Christmas n 2 to 4 p.m. Carol’ , Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St., Belfast. Cost: $15; $10 teens; $5 younger.Tickets at Yo Mamma’s Home; box office (hour prior); or via credit card at 338-9668. n

3 to 5:30 p.m. “The 39 Steps” Matinee, Everyman Repertory Theatre, Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1. Cost: $18.Tickets: everymanrep.org. . n

3 to 6 p.m.

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

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6:30 to 9 p.m. Life drawing groups, Non-Instructional, bring your own materials. $12/session. Waterfall Arts, 256 High St., Belfast. FMI, visit waterfallarts.org, 338-2222. n

Historic photo 7 to 8 p.m. slide talk, Earle Shettleworth Jr., Maine State Historian and director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, presents slide show and talk on the Eastern Illustrating Collection with a focus on the Main Street views of Waldo County, Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

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Dancing 4 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fun, Weekly night of any style dance, Lincoln Street for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. FMI: 354-0931, dancing4fun.org.

Christmas 2010 Peace * Love * Play

Evening and weekend classes for fall and winter

Learn to Turn

November 6 & 7 (weekend) 9-5 or November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Tuesday evenings) 6-9 p.m.

Turning Holiday Ornaments December 11 & 12 (weekend) 9-5

Tuition: $270, includes tools and materials For more information, Please call Dorrie at 594-5611

C ENTER for F URNITURE C RAFTSMANSHIP 25 Mill Street, Rockport, Maine 04856 • www.woodschool.org

Free Holiday Giftwrap • Shipping to all 50 states 318 Main Street, Rockland • 596 5976 10 Main Street, Camden • 236 4410


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Catch the “BUS” Day at the UMaine Hutchinson Center

Are you one of the 28% nationally who started college, but never finished your college degree? You may be limiting your future prospects. The Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.) is a customized major that recognizes your past experience and makes a better future possible! • Customizable major • Transfer in up to 90 credits • Part-time or full-time • Eligible for V.A. and financial aid when enrolled in six credit hours or more • Choose to take all your classes online or combine online with live classes at the Hutchinson Center.

Meet Dianna Herbert! Dianna Herbert, Computer and IT staff member at the Hutchinson Center, returned to college at the Hutchinson Center and graduated in 2008 earning a Bachelor’s of University Studies (BUS) degree. She is currently enrolled in a graduate program in Information Technology through UMaine. In 2009 Dianna was hired by the University of Maine to work in the Information & Technology (IT) Department. Dianna explains, “The Hutchinson Center accommodates its students’ varied lifestyles, working with them as if they were family. The BUS program is so flexible to accommodate many needs and interests.” “You belong here,” she said. “That’s what the mission is — ‘We want you to do well.’”

Phil Brown, instructor, explains “I couldn’t do any of this technology without Dianna’s expertise and help.”

Talk with Jose Cordero, Hutchinson Center student advisor, or Barbara Howard, BUS Director, and take the “BUS” to a brighter and more rewarding future! Call for an appointment: 338-8000 or 800-753-9044 or Email: Barbara.Howard@umit.maine.edu

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80 Belmont Ave., Belfast, Maine • 338-8000 or 1-800-753-9044

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