Friday, April 18, 2014

Peyton List Speaks To Young Women About Bullying & Strength

The adorable and stylish sixteen year old actress Peyton List took time out of her Friday (April 18th) to speak to young women about bullying and strength for Girls on the Run.

She Tweets; Loved getting to know each of these young women today to talk about bullying, strength and self confidence

Girls on the Run tweets;  so glad you had a wonderful practice! Thank you for inspiring our girls! and Looks like everyone had ! MT : Loved getting to know each of these young women today

We hope Peyton had a wonderful time inspiring girls today.

About Girls on the Run:
They inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

China Anne McClain & Sisters Attends Drake Bell 'Ready Steady Go!' Album Release Party

(L-R) China Anne McClain, Lauryn McClain and Sierra McClain of the Girl Group The McClain Sisters
Photo By Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
Los Angeles, California - Sisters/Singers China Anne (15), Sierra (20) and Lauryn McClain (17) looked adorable as they stepped together on a Thursday evening to attend  Drake Bell's 'Ready Steady Go!' Album Release Party held at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on April 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

China Anne McClain is an American actress, singer, musician, and songwriter. Her father and mother are singers and producers. She has two sisters, Sierra and Lauryn, forming the group McClain Sisters.

McClain (stylized as McCLAIN) is an American pop girl group, formed in Los Angeles in 2011. The group consists of sisters China Anne McClain, Sierra McClain, and Lauryn McClain. The group was formed in 2004 as 3McClainGirls. They changed the name to McClain Sisters in 2011, and then to McClain in 2014.
(L-R) China Anne McClain, Lauryn McClain and Sierra McClain of the Girl Group The McClain Sisters

Nintendo News: International Tournaments Put the “World” in Mario Golf: World Tour

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When Mario Golf: World Tour launches for the Nintendo 3DS system on May 2, it will feature robust regional and worldwide online tournaments hosted by Nintendo, as well as custom tournaments that can be created by players. All players who own the game and have a wireless broadband Internet connection can enter the Nintendo-hosted tournaments by simply checking their SpotPass notifications for upcoming and available tournaments, playing in the event and uploading their scores before the event deadline. Players can even monitor their progress by checking the leaderboards to see where they stand. Tournaments can be accessed in Mario Golf mode or using one of the entry machines in the new Castle Club. There will be a variety of different tournaments, ranging from larger competitions to smaller-scale events like longest-drive challenges, coin-gathering challenges or even speed golf.
Nintendo is also collaborating with Callaway Golf (a global golf gear manufacturer) to host its own series of special in-game tournaments that will begin on May 22. The tournaments will be activated using the SpotPass feature, and all players who participate will receive in-game digital Callaway Golf items such as golf clubs and golf balls, which will enhance the players’ stats when used by their Mii characters. Winners of all in-game tournaments – including the Callaway tournaments – are determined by the highest submitted score, and winners will receive in-game coins that can be used to acquire more gear in Toad’s Shop in Castle Club.

Bake Sale at Thomaston Public Library on Saturday, April 26th, 10 AM to 1 PM

Thomaston, Maine - The Thomaston Public Library will host a bake sale on Saturday, April 26th, in the main room of the library. The proceeds of the bake sale will go to support the very ambitious children's summer-reading-program  currently in the works for this coming summer. (We plan to offer community kids 40 days of indoor and outdoor fun, great books, and delicious, healthy food. Stay tuned for more details on the library's summer offerings for children!)

Saturday's bake sale will feature a variety of home-baked items. If the Easter Bunny's recent visit has left your sweet tooth craving more, stop by the library and pick up some fresh, baked goods!

The Thomaston Public Library is located in the Thomaston Academy building at 60 Main Street. Parking and the library entrance are located at the rear of the building.

Zendaya Takes Over Radio Disney Twitter

The beautiful seventeen year old actress and singer Zendaya Coleman took time out of her Friday (April 18th) to take over Radio Disney Twitter for questions. Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known simply as Zendaya, is an American teen actress, singer and dancer from Oakland, California.

Here is what questions Zendaya is answering on her Radio Disney Twitter take over:

-Princess & the frog, Tiana's one of the fiercest princesses! RT : what is your fav disney movie?

-I'm super excited for the RDMAs & I can't wait to perform! RT : are you excited for the music awards

I can't pick one!! making the movie was a blast & I can't wait for everyone to see it! RT : favourite part of Zapped?

:I have been listening to a lot of this new artist, Sam Smith, what an amazing voice!!! RT : recent song that you like?

:I'm so grateful 4 the support they give me everyday. I love my fans, no my ZSWAGGERS so much! RT :message to your fans?

:that's a hard question. maybe I should ask my fans to come up with a name! RT : what would u call your world tour?

:I just really want people to be positive with each other... RT : What's your the

Believe "Bang & Blame" Airs Sunday April 20th

Fans of the NBC series 'Believe' will be able to watch an all new episode this Sunday at 9pm ET/PT entitled "Bang & Blame". A HARROWING ENCOUNTER WITH ZEPEDA PUTS BO’S LIFE IN JEOPARDY After an intense confrontation with Zepeda (guest star Nick Tarabay) leaves Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) vulnerable, Winter (Delroy Lindo) turns to guardians from Bo’s past to protect her once again. As Tate (Jake McLaughlin) and Winter take risky action to help Bo, revisiting the girl’s past reveals surprising information about Channing’s (Jamie Chung) history. At Orchestra, Skouras (Kyle MacLachlan) pushes Sean (guest star Owen Campbell) to control his telekinetic abilities, with dangerous results. Kerry Condon guest stars.

Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future … since she was born, Bo (Johnny
Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo, “The Chicago Code”), turns to an unlikely source to keep her safe — Tate (Jake McLaughlin, “Crash”), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will.

Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, one in which trust must be earned. On the run and traveling from city to city, every place they stop and everyone they meet will be changed forever.  But they’ll have to keep going to stay one step ahead of the sinister forces after Bo’s power … because it will take a miracle to

Camden Public Library Events April 24 through May 8

Thursday, April 24

Dick Baldwin will give an illustrated talk at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library on Educational Passages, which launches student-built model sailboats. The sailboats can be tracked by GPS around the world and displayed on your home computer. Part of the Maritime Month series at the library.

Saturday, April 26

Simply Books book club meets at the Camden Public Library, 2:00 pm. Simply bring along whatever book you’re currently reading and share it with the group; all are welcome.

Sunday, April 27

Free performance of “The Thinking Heart,” 2:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. The performance is based on the life and writings of Etty Hillesum, a Dutch woman who died in Auschwitz in 1943. She left behind a luminous diary and some eighty letters. Written and performed by Martin Steingesser, with Judy Tierney and cellist Robin Jellis.

Tuesday, April 29

Master ship modeler Robert Eddy of Camden will unveil his latest creation, a model of Northern Crown, at the Camden Public Library at 7:00 pm, and talk about his lifelong passion for ship model making. The model will be on display along with some of his earliest carvings to accompany his presentation on how this hobby turned into a unique profession. Part of the Maritime Month series at the library.

Thursday, May 1

“Notorious” returns to Camden Library Coffeehouse featuring guitarist Larry Unger and fiddler Eden MacAdam-Somer at 7:00 pm; admission is $8, and $7 for seniors & students. The performance features dazzling fiddlework on traditional American, Celtic, and Eastern-European tunes and songs, swing, blues, classical music and the duo’s original compositions.

Friday, May 2

“Lawyers in Libraries,” noon to 2:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, will feature attorney Donald Briggs of Rockport. For Lawyers in Libraries Day, volunteer lawyers provide information on how to access civil legal resources and will be available for a Q&A and brief consultations with attendees.

Saturday, May 3

Opening reception for artist Angela Anderson Pomerleau, 2:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. Pomerlau’s show, “Circus Paintings & Other Works,” will be on display throughout the month of May.

Tuesday, May 6

Alder Stone presents an “Earth Systems” approach to analyzing climate change and any possible future threat due to long-term weather changes. 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library.

Wednesday, May 8

Regular meeting of the Midcoast Stroke Support Group, 10:00 am at the Camden Public Library, open to all.

Thursday, May 8

Dr. Lowell Gerber presents “Is Dementia Preventable?” 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, all are welcome. Gerber is a cardiologist and specialist in the physiology of exercise, nutrition, and metabolism. He helps patients to lose weight, build strength, restore health, and remain functional longer. 

Once Upon A Time "Bleeding Through" Airs Sunday April 20th

Fans of the ABC series 'Once Upon A Time' will be able to watch an all new episode this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT entitled "Bleeding Through". After Zelena steals Regina's heart, Regina casts a spell so that she can speak across the realms to her dead mother, Cora, to discover the truth about why she abandoned Zelena, and Belle stumbles across what Zelena's ultimate end game is. Meanwhile, in the Fairy Tale Land that was, young Cora is duped by a man claiming to be a prince and finds herself alone and pregnant. But a chance meeting with a real prince could lead Cora to the royal life she's always craved, but she must keep her pregnancy a secret or risk losing everything.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Michael Raymond-James as Baelfire/Neal Cassidy, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.

Guest starring are Rose McGowan as young Cora, Rebecca Mader as Zelena, Sean Maguire as Robin Hood, David De Lautour as Jonathan, Eric Lange as Prince Leopold, Eva Bourne as Princess Eva, Steve Elliott as drunk, Yvette Dudley-Neuman as mid-wife, Brian Knox McGugan as drunk Charlie’s friend, Raphael Alejandro as Roland, Michael P. Northey as Friar Tuck and Gabrielle Giraud as royal aide.

”Bleeding Through” was written by Daniel T. Thomsen & Jane Espenson and directed by Romeo Tirone.
Photos Credit: ABC

Carry On Music Video BTS with Olivia Holt & Radio Disney Total Access For Disneynature's Bears

Olivia Holt and Radio Disney give you total access behind the scenes of her 'Carry On' music video for the Disney nature's "Bears".

"Bears" hits theaters everywhere today (April 18th).

Bears is a 2014 nature documentary film about a family of grizzly bears living in the coastal mountainous ranges of Alaska. Directed by Alastair Fothergill and Keith Scholey and narrated by John C. Reilly, Bears was released theatrically by Disneynature on April 18, 2014.

According to the official synopsis, Bears showcases a year in the life of two mother grizzly bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families must work together to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf. Bears captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—where mothers definitely know best and their cubs’ survival hinges on family togetherness.

Olivia Hastings Holt born August 5, 1997 is an American teen actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Kim on the Disney XD series Kickin' It, and starring in the Disney original movie Girl vs. Monster. She currently stars in the Disney Channel Original Series, I Didn't Do It.

LAST MAN STANDING "April Come She Will" Airs Tonight April 18th

Fans of the ABC series 'Last Man Standing' will be able to watch an all new episode tonight at 8pm ET/PT entitled "April Come She Will". When Vanessa’s mooching sister April comes to visit, Mike suspects it’s because she needs money. Sure enough, April explains that she’s decided to have a baby but doesn’t have the funds for a donor egg. While Vanessa and Mike aren’t on board, Mandy comes up with a solution. Meanwhile at Outdoor Man, Mike tries pulling a prank on Chuck Larabee that gives him some new perspective.

“Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.

Guest starring is Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee and Christine Moore as April.

“April Come She Will” was written by Kevin Hench and directed by John Pasquin.
Photos Credit: ABC

Photo Preview: MELISSA & JOEY "More Than Roomates" Airs Wednesday April 23rd

Doris Roberts Returns as Joey’s Grandmother Sophia
Fans of the ABC Family series 'Melissa & Joey' will be able to watch an all new episode this coming Wednesday (April 23rd) at 8pm ET/PT entitled "More Than Roomates". Joe inherits the ugly chair his grandmother died in much to his delight and Mel's absolute horror.

Joe inherits his Nona Sophia’s (guest star Doris Roberts) ugly chair—the one she died in—and can’t wait to finally add a piece of his life into Mel’s home. Mel, unfortunately, doesn’t feel the same way and tries to find ways to get rid of the chair without hurting Joe’s feelings.

Meanwhile, Ryder pretends he’s a college student to hook up with one of Zander’s (guest star Sterling Knight) roommates, and Lennox and Zander dance around their hidden feelings for each other.

“Melissa & Joey” stars Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Taylor Spreitler and Nick Robinson and is executive-produced by Bob Young & David Kendall, Paula Hart, Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence.

Christy Romano Attends Drake Bell 'Ready Steady Go!' Album Release Party

Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images
Los Angeles, California - Thirty year old actress/singer Christy Romano looked beautiful in a lovely dress with black high heels as she stepped on a Thursday evening to attend  Drake Bell's 'Ready Steady Go!' Album Release Party held at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on April 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Christy Carlson Romano born March 20, 1984 is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role in the sitcom Even Stevens and as the voice of the title character in the animated series Kim Possible. She also was the voice of Yuffie Kisaragi in Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

The Grand Screens “The Grapes of Wrath!”

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand presents a special screening of “The Grapes of Wrath” on Friday May 2nd at 7 pm, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the book’s publication. Tickets are $7 for Adults, $6 for Seniors/Students and $5 for Grand Members. The Grand also presents a special school screening at 10 am; please call the box office for more details and to reserve student tickets. This films screens in partnership with The Ellsworth Public Library.

The great filmmaker Steven Spielberg, upon receiving the Irving Thalberg award from Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, said in his acceptance speech “I think it's time to renew our romance with the word.”  And now The Grand, in partnership with The Ellsworth Public Library, offers everyone the opportunity to see a great film that celebrates both the art of filmmaking and the art of writing – films that are all ages-appropriate, adapted from some of the greatest works of literature ever written. And in the classic “The Grapes of Wrath,” the audience can see a story that engages and enriches from both page and screen, as we celebrate the simultaneous masterwork of both director John Ford and novelist John Steinbeck.

Both book and film tell the story of the Joads, a poor family of tenant farmers driven from their Oklahoma home by drought, economic hardship, agricultural industry changes, and bank foreclosures that forced tenant farmers out of work. Due to their nearly hopeless situation, and in part because they were trapped in the Dust Bowl, the Joads set out for California. Along with thousands of other "Okies" they search for jobs, land, dignity, and a future. In addition to stunning black and white cinematography from Gregg Toland (Citizen Kane), the film also features electrifying performances from Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell and John Carradine.

So bring the whole family and share the experience of seeing one of the great film classics the way it was meant to be seen- on the big screen – as The Grand presents “The Grapes of Wrath.”

“The Grapes of Wrath” is part of The Grand's film program that includes an encore of “The 2nd Annual Silent Film Event” where TEMPO plays an original score by orchestra leader Rebecca Edmondson as an accompaniment to a screening of Buster Keaton’s silent comedy classic “The General” on Sunday May 4th at 2 pm for $15 for Adults, $10 for Youth (12 and under) with all seats general admission.

For more information on these or other Grand events, please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at or follow us on Facebook at

“Notorious” Returns to Camden

“Notorious” Returns to Camden Library Coffeehouse May 1

“Notorious” returns to the Camden Library Coffeehouse on Thursday, May 1. Guitarist Larry Unger and fiddler Eden MacAdam-Somer will perform at the Coffeehouse at 7:00 pm; admission is $8, and $7 for seniors & students. The performance features dazzling fiddlework on traditional American, Celtic, and Eastern-European tunes and songs, swing, blues, classical music, and the group’s original compositions. The duo is a continued favorite at the Coffeehouse for their sparkling and exhilarating performances.

Notorious musicians Eden MacAdam- Somer and Larry Unger feature sweet vocals and virtuosic fiddling coupled with driving rhythm and snappy guitar solos. Declared “guitar genius” by Sing Out Magazine, Unger combines his talent with the exciting and versatile young violinist Eden MacAdam-Somer, whose classical and jazz background merges with Larry’s driving style to push the envelope towards swing, blues and Gypsy modes.

Seasoned dancers know Larry Unger not only as a performer who sparks nationally renowned bands but also as the composer of countless fiddle tunes and lilting waltzes. Notorious has been a featured performer at such festivals as Falcon Ridge, Wheatland, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Eastbourne International Festival, the Savannah Folk Festival, Pinewoods, and the Augusta Music Festival.

At home in the worlds of both classical and popular music, Eden MacAdam-Somer is one of the most exciting and versatile young violinists and singers performing today. She has been a featured soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras, jazz and swing bands, bluegrass, and American folk groups. Eden is also well-versed in the music of other cultures, including Irish music, Eastern-European music, and European music from the Medieval and Renaissance periods. She has been an artist at the Aspen and Beijing International Music festivals, soloist at Texas and Wimberly jazz festivals, performer at Texas and St. Louis Renaissance fairs, and has appeared on numerous recordings in folk, rock, jazz, and classical genres. She holds a BM and MM in music performance from the Moores School of Music (University of Houston) and the Shepherd School of Music (Rice University), respectively.

Larry Unger has been a full time musician since 1984 and has presented a diverse range of musical performances across the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia. Titled “master guitarist” by Dirty Linen, Unger has played with many top contra dance bands and has accompanied such fiddlers as Judy Hyman, Matt Glaser, and Lissa Schneckenburger. Larry’s original waltzes and fiddle tunes have been played and recorded by musicians around the world and can also be heard in the Ken Burns documentary, Our National Parks. Initially studying blues guitar with Etta Baker and John Jackson, and later taking up the banjo and bass, Unger has become one of the most sought after rhythm players in the country. He has a great breadth of understanding of traditional music to complement his considerable technical proficiency and enjoys telling stories about the origins of his music and the people who taught him.

Miranda Cosgrove Attends Drake Bell 'Ready Steady Go!' Album Release Party

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty year old actress/singer Miranda Cosgrove looked beautiful in a white top, black skirt and high heels as she stepped on a Thursday evening to attend  Drake Bell's 'Ready Steady Go!' Album Release Party held at Mixology101 & Planet Dailies on April 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove born May 14, 1993 is an American actress and singer-songwriter. Cosgrove's career began at the age of three when she appeared in television commercials. Her film debut was in 2003, as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock. Cosgrove appeared in a number of minor television roles over several years before coming to prominence on the Nickelodeon TV series Drake & Josh. A few years later, Cosgrove landed the role of Carly, the lead character in the Nickelodeon TV series iCarly. As of May 2010, Cosgrove earned $180,000 per episode of iCarly, making her the second-highest-paid child star on television. She was listed in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the Highest Paid Child Actress for iCarly. Following the success of iCarly, a soundtrack album was released in June 2008, in which she performed four songs. Cosgrove's debut album Sparks Fly was released on April 27, 2010.

Cosgrove is currently attending the University of Southern California and will be majoring in film.

Musician Drake Bell (L) and actress Miranda Cosgrove

“Lawyers in Libraries”

“Lawyers in Libraries” May 2 at Camden Public Library

In early May, libraries across Maine will partner with local lawyers to speak with library patrons about the challenges that arise when an individual is faced with a legal problem. Volunteer lawyers will provide information on how to access civil legal resources and will be available for a Q&A and brief consultations with attendees. At the Camden Public Library, “Lawyers in Libraries” is scheduled for noon to 2:00 pm on Friday, May 2. Attorney Donald Briggs of Rockport has volunteered to be the presenting lawyer on May 2.

The goal of the day is twofold: to provide Maine citizens with access to legal advice and information, and to demonstrate how legal access is critical to a community’s well-being; an entire community suffers when neighbors and friends go through foreclosure, are not safe in their homes, or cannot afford heat or food. “Access to justice is about fairness,” explains Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, “so that, regardless of your income, you have access to our society’s system of justice.  When we say the Pledge of Allegiance, we close with the promise of ‘justice for all.’  If individuals lack access to legal assistance, it profoundly affects their lives, the lives of their children, and the stability of their communities.”

Participants in Lawyers in Libraries 2014 will have an opportunity to meet with a lawyer based in their community and receive information about free resources, low-cost legal assistance, and legal referrals. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

This event is organized and presented by the Maine Justice Action Group Collaboration on Innovation, Technology and Equal Access to Justice which includes the Maine State Bar Association, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine public libraries, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the State of Maine Judicial Branch and other organizations committed to furthering the cause of access to justice.

Don Briggs has been practicing law since 1979.  His law firm, Briggs & Wholey, is located on Route One in Rockport.  He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, a status held by less than one percent of Maine’s lawyers. He is an Honors graduate of Suffolk University Law School, and is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Massachusetts and Maine. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Maine State Bar Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Professional Negligence Section and the AAJ Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group.  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the AAJ, a member of the Maine State Board of Bar Examiners, and a member of the Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys. He is the past editor of Maine Verdicts and has been recognized as a Fellow by the National College of Trial Advocacy. Since 2007, Mr. Briggs has been selected yearly as a New England Super Lawyer and has been selected yearly since 2011 for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America for his work in Personal Injury Litigation. He is a Past President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and the current President of the Knox County Bar Association.

White House Schedule - April 18, 2014

One of the riders taking part in the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride, with a President Obama bobblehead in his jersey, waits in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, April 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

10:00 AM
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
10:45 AM
The President meets with Secretary of the Treasury Lew
Oval Office
11:35 AM
The President meets with the National Commander and Executive Director of the American Legion
Oval Office
1:00 PM
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
2:00 PM
The President presents the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team
The Rose Garden


4th Friday Forum series features music of the Paris jazz age; Community Showcase features teaching artists & students

Kittery, Maine - He did it with just three fingers on his left hand. Django Reinhardt is credited with launching a new style of "hot" jazz guitar and gypsy jazz in the early part of the 20th century. Many guitarists emulated him. And during the latest 4TH FRIDAY FORUM, on Friday, April 25 at 7:30pm, The Dance Hall will present DJANGO (REINHARDT) UNLEASHED.

DJANGO (REINHARDT) UNLEASHED!, features the multi-talented instrumentalist Steve Roy and Taylor O'Donnell, a truly versatile and gifted singer, along with the Dance Hall house band, focusing on the blues and swinging jazz age of Paris in the 1930's , where Django Reinhardt reigned supreme with the "The Quintet of the Hot Club of France."

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at or at RiverRun Bookstore,
Wallingford Square, Kittery.

And on Saturday, April 26 at 7pm a free Community Showcase will feature teaching artists and students strutting their stuff in an informal performance. Classes include tap, belly, hoop, West African dance and drum from The Dance Hall, and special guests from The Dance Annex in Kittery.

Shannon Kinney of Dream Local Digital to Keynote University College at Rockland Graduation Celebration

Rockland, Maine - Shannon Kinney, founder of Dream Local Digital in Rockland will keynote the URock graduation celebration on Saturday, May 3 at 4:00PM. Kinney spent years away in Chicago, Boston and Silicon Valley before relocating to Maine and starting her own business with a focus on cutting edge new media.  She is committed to the local economy and hiring locally.

According to Deborah Meehan, Director at University College at Rockland, "Several of our students have gone on to happy and successful employment at Dream Local. They have also been a strong partner in hosting student interns. I know she will inspire these graduates."

URock will celebrate the graduation of 55 students this spring in both associate and baccalaureate degree programs. Although students march on campus in the traditional cap and gown ceremony, the URock celebration honors students in a smaller setting amongst those who have supported them.


APRIL 18, 2014

Secretary Kerry has no public appointments.

11:00 a.m.
 Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns officiates the 176th A-100 swearing-in ceremony at the Department of State.

Deputy Secretary Higginbottom attends meetings and briefings at the Department of State.

Administrator Shah attends meetings and briefings at the Department of State.

Under Secretary Sherman attends meetings and briefings at the Department of State.

12:00 p.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank Fred Hochberg at the Department of State.

Under Secretary Stengel is on travel to attend meetings and briefings at the New York Foreign Press Center.

12:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Anne Witkowsky at the Pentagon.

4:15 p.m. Assistant Secretary Malinowski attends a meeting at the White House.

Heartwood Presents Comedic Chestnut: Arsenic & Old Lace

A cast destined for hilarity in Heartwood’s springtime comedy, Arsenic & Old Lace, opening May 2nd.  Ladies L-R: Nancy-Grace Dersham, Suzanne Rankin and Nancy Durgin.  Gents L-R: Chris Davis, Joe McGrann, Tom Handel, Stephen Wallace, Ron Bouffard, Coady Robson, Bill Vaughan, Kevin Lynch and Tyson Bailey.
Newcastle, Maine - A perennial favorite takes the stage at Heartwood, as farce, melodrama, absurdity and horror blend smoothly into a delicious concoction which has delighted audiences for more than 70 years.  “Arsenic & Old Lace,” by Joseph Kesserling, opens May 2nd in the Poe Theater, at Lincoln Academy. (Personalized gift certificates are always available by contacting Heartwood Theater – a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day.)

Mad-cap, zany, and fast-paced, this story is set in a Victorian home in Brooklyn.  Probably best know from Frank Capra's over-the-top movie version starring Cary Grant, the play was first a Broadway hit, just before America entered WW II, starring none other than Boris Karloff (yes, the voice of the narrator in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas").

Under the direction of Griff Braley, an uproarious cast is led by well known and beloved actresses Suzanne Rankin and Nancy Durgin, in whose capable hands the two loving spinster sisters, Abby and Martha Brewster, run an odd and ghastly "charity." (This is where the arsenic comes in …)

This old chestnut brings the return of Chris Davis, who played the role of Macbeth for Heartwood in the spring of 2013, now playing Mortimer Brewster.   A wonderful collection of players seen throughout Heartwood’s first decade, round out the cast: Nancy-Grace Dersham, Ron Bouffard, Kevin Lynch, Tom Handel, Anthony Genovese, Joe McGrann, Stephen Wallace, Coady Robson, Tyson Bailey and Bill Vaughan.

Great theater requires great sponsors, and there are several bringing this comedy to life:  Bath Savings Institution, Heartwood’s Season Sponsor; Granite Hill Estates, Season Productions Sponsor; and Show Sponsors – Hook Yarn and Stitcher of Hallowell, Cheney Insurance and Newcastle Square Realty.

Performances will run for two weekends in the Parker Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy.  Evening performances beginning at 7:30pm will be presented May 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10.  One 3:00 matinee will be offered on May 4th – sure to sell out.  Seating is general, though special reservations may be made at the time of reservation.    Tickets are $8/students and $22/adults.  Reservations are strongly suggested and may be obtained by phoning Heartwood at 207.563.1373 or emailing  Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Hart of Dixie "Back in the Saddle Again" Airs Tonight April 18th

Fans of the CW series 'Hart of Dixie' will be able to watch an all new episode tonight at 9pm ET/PT entitled "Back in the Saddle Again". Zoe and Lemon turn to each other for girlfriend advice; Wade takes Vivian out; Lavon loses focus while bidding on bringing the County Fair to BlueBell when he learns that AnnaBeth is dating; Magnolia tries to get Brick to leave so she can throw a party.

Rachel Bilson leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big city attitudes and complicated love triangles. It’s been nearly two years since Dr. Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) moved to BlueBell, Alabama, and shook up life in this small town. Now Zoe navigates between bad boy Wade Kinsella (Wilson Bethel) and good hearted George Tucker (Scott Porter), while Lemon Breeland (Jaime King) achieves her dream of being a business owner – even if that business is The Rammer Jammer, and her mismatched partner is Wade. Zoe’s best friend and landlord, Mayor Lavon Hayes (Cress Williams), has finally gotten over Lemon, finding happiness with AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black), complicated by the fact that she is Lemon's best friend. And Zoe’s associate, Dr. Brick Breeland (Tim Matheson), pursues love, but his daughters won't endorse his new fiancée. Zoe’s love life is still a mess, and she’s not sure what the future holds in store for her, but we know it will be juicy and full of fun. HART OF DIXIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Fake Empire, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios with executive producers Leila Gerstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Eli Stone”), Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “Chuck,” “The O.C.”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “The O.C.”) and Len Goldstein.
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