Friday, August 29, 2014

"Tight Squeeze" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Tight Squeeze" by Doug Mills
It is a tight squeeze as the Victory Chimes enters Camden harbor for the Camden Windjammer Festival.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

UPDATED Car Accident Shuts Down Park/Union Intersection Til Mid-night

Rockland, Maine - Park/Union Street intersection is shut down in Rockland, Maine due to a car accident involving a power pole support wire. The pole will need to be replaced as it is snapped almost at the top. This pole when replaced will require rerouting power away from the intersection.

CMP has seven trucks on scene to help replace the damaged pole quickly.

Motorists are advised to avoid this intersection. The intersection may be closed to at least mid-night.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

Rockland Police Department posted this following message; A traffic crash has caused significant damage to a utility pole at the intersection of Park and Union Streets. The intersection is closed while Central Maine Power crews begin working. Please seek an alternate route if travelling through the area.

Vintage Motorcycles Rumble Into Owls Head This Weekend

Owls Head, Maine - Antique and vintage motorcycles take center stage at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Vintage Motorcycle Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31. Owners of pre-1994 motorcycles are encouraged to exhibit and will be admitted free of charge. For the second year, a special, designated parking area for modern motorcycles will also be  offered alongside the exhibition parking area. The Vintage Motorcycle Meet attracts antique, custom and racing bikes from all over northern New England. In 2013 the OHTM Vintage Motorcycle Meet attracted more than 300 exhibitors during the course of the weekend.

From Harleys and Triumphs to Hondas and BMWs, join us to show off your vintage motorcycle. While the theme of this popular show is motorcycles, guests arriving in their pre-1994 vehicles receive free admission to this show and all other Museum (non-auction) events.

In addition to assorted vintage motorcycles of all kinds, an array of family activities will include

"Early Morning Calm" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Early Morning Calm" by Doug Mills
Victory Chimes, Heritage, Mary Day and J&E Riggin in the early morning calm off Islesboro. [07-05-2013]

The National Theatre's Medea at the Grand!

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand screens Euripides’ powerful tragedy Medea, the first in the 2014-2015 season of high-definition performances from The National Theatre of London, at 2 pm on Thursday, September 4th. General admission tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $14 for Grand members, $12 for students, and $10 for youth 12 and under, and are available at The Grand Box Office, by phone (207) 667-9500, or online at

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in a new version of Medea by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.
So bring a friend and share the experience of seeing the world’s finest theater featuring an actress that The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer said “gives the performance of her career” – Helen McCrory as the title character in NT Live’s HD presentation of Medea on screen at The Grand.

The Grand is proud to be presenting NT Live, a series of high definition simulcasts and encore performances from The National Theatre of London, which includes the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire – starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley, and Vanessa Kirby (About Time, BBC’s Great Expectations) as Stella – broadcast live from London at 2 pm on Thursday, September 16th, as part of its commitment to presenting theater in all of its forms.

A full schedule can be found online at Or follow The Grand on Facebook –

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sussman House Dedication Set For September 6th

Rockport, Maine - Pen Bay Healthcare cordially invites the community to a public dedication of the Sussman House. Rain or shine, the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. Tours of the Sussman House are scheduled following the morning’s events.

Hospice care seeks to provide comfort to those in their final days. With the opening of Maine’s third free-standing hospice house in Rockport, the options for end-of life care in Central and Midcoast Maine communities expand to offer an alternative to hospital or long-term care facilities. The Sussman House will offer a tranquil, private atmosphere with the look and feel of a New England Farmhouse.

Attendees may park at the Physician’s Building, Pen Bay Creative Learning Center or by Women’s Health/Urology. Shuttles will be provided for anyone who needs assistance.

For questions about the event, call 207-594-6705 or visit

For information about hospice care, please call Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice at 207-594-9561.

I-195 Off-Ramps to Close Thursday Night

Saco, Maine - As the paving and milling project continues on I-195 in Saco, ramp closures are scheduled for Thursday evening, August 28th into Friday morning, August 29th. The schedule is as follows:

The Exit 2B eastbound off-ramp will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

The Exit 2A westbound off-ramp will be closed from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

The Exit 2B westbound off-ramp will be closed from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Motorists will follow the signed detour route during these closures.

Maine DEP sends over $400,000 to communities for cleaning or closing their landfills

AUGUSTA, Maine - Over $400,000 in reimbursement checks have been sent to 11 municipalities for landfill closure and cleanup costs bringing the total to $863,000 since January 2013. 

In 2012, Governor Paul R. LePage signed legislation so the Maine Department of Environmental Protection could pay back its bills to towns and cities who closed or remediated their landfills which were causing environmental and public health risks. 

"Towns and cities did the right thing for the environment by cleaning or closing their landfills and my Administration did the right thing by getting its fiscal house in order," said Governor LePage. "These communities were promised reimbursement for their work but the funding ran out in 2000. Now other towns are seeing that by getting balancing our books, they too can clean up their landfill and receive a portion of that money back." 

Since the reimbursement program was reinstated six towns - Hartland, Eastport, Pembroke, Tremont,


Join KELT to discover the lichens of Thorne Head Preserve
Bath, Maine - The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's (KELT) celebrates lichens at its fourth Summer Exploration on August 30. At Thorne Head Preserve in Bath, learn to identify common lichen species and how they benefit the forest from 10am to noon with Maine Master Naturalist Volunteers Becky Kolak and Dr. Fred Cichocki.

Lichens are an organism made up of fungi and algae (or cyanobacteria). The harmonious relationship between the two allows lichens to grow in a vast array of environments from arctic tundra to rainforests to the mixed woodland of KELT's own Thorne Head Preserve. Deceivingly simple and found on tree trunks and branches, bare rock, and exposed soil, lichens will amaze seasoned and budding naturalists with their hidden complexities.

A rain or shine event, the program is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged and any questions can be directed to Becky Kolak at 442-8400 or This program was generously sponsored by the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary.  It maintains nine preserves for public enjoyment and has protected over 2,500 acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit or call (207) 442-8400.

White House Schedule - August 27, 2014

President Barack Obama talks with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald aboard Air Force One on the flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, to address the American Legion's 96th National Convention, Aug. 26, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office..
Later in the morning, the President and Vice President will meet with members of the President’s economic team and senior advisors to receive an update on the economy. 
10:00 AM
The President and Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
11:15 AM
The President and Vice President meet with members of the President’s economic team and senior advisors
Roosevelt Room
12:45 PM
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest
2:00 PM
The Vice President visits the National Counterterrorism Center
National Counterterrorism Center - Washington

Governor Praises Opening of New Cyber Security Lab

Lab is the product of public and private partnerships
Augusta, Maine - State of Maine Chief Information Officer Jim Smith attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Cyber Security Lab Wednesday at the University of Southern Maine, Portland campus. The new lab is the product of the Maine Cyber Security Cluster, a collaboration of state executive branch agencies, state universities and private industry. The Office of Information Technology, Maine National Guard and Maine Emergency Management Agency are all members of the Cluster.

"Cyber security is a fast-growing industry," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "The completion of the Cyber Security Lab will allow students to train for high-paying, in-demand jobs right here in Maine."

With his background in the private sector, Governor LePage has long recognized the importance of securing electronic data from unauthorized access. In an effort to highlight the significance of securing this data, the Governor issued, "An Order Establishing the State of Maine Information Protection Working Group and For Other Purposes." (See link at bottom of this page for the Order.)

"Cyber threats are a serious economic issue," said Governor LePage. "The citizens of Maine trust the State with a massive repository of personal information. I am fully committed to protecting information in the State's custody from unauthorized use."

The Governor's Executive Order requires the newly established working group to regularly examine threats and vulnerabilities of State information assets; develop cost effective defenses, best practices, and risk management against threats to State information; and develop state-wide policy and procedures. It also directs cyber security training for all state personnel.

"Maine already has measures in place to protect itself from cyber threats," said Jim Smith, CIO for the State of Maine. "However, with the growing threat of cyber attacks worldwide, it is critical that the State remains constantly vigilant about cyber security. Over the last three years, the Governor has enthusiastically supported our efforts to partner with other states, the National Guard, Maine Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security and private industry to protect the information of the citizens of the State of Maine."

The initial goal of the Maine Cyber Security Cluster is to build a central clearinghouse for cyber education and awareness in Maine. The first part of that project, the Cyber Security Lab at USM, was realized with grant funding. Future plans for the lab include providing cyber testing directly to Maine businesses, allowing the lab to become self-sustaining.

"A Birds Eye View" The Maine Windjammer Project

"A Birds Eye View" by Doug Mills
A birds eye view of the American Eagle as she enters Rockland harbor. [05-26-2008]

Georges River Land Trust Annual Meeting and Local History on September 9

South Thomaston, Maine - Members and friends of the Georges River Land Trust are invited to participate in the Annual Celebration and Business Meeting to take place on Tuesday, September 9, beginning at 3 pm at the Finnish Church, 172 St. George Rd, South Thomaston. The public is warmly invited to come out and enjoy camaraderie, meet the Land Trust staff and Board members, and learn about conservation in the St. George River watershed.

The Finnish Church is adjacent to the recently acquired 203-acre addition to the Riverview Hayfields Preserve, formerly known as the Anderson farm.  At 3:00 pm, the Land Trust will lead a short walk to see the new preserve and learn more about planned management and public use.

At 4:00 pm, guests will enjoy shared food and drinks followed by presentations by historians Art Jura and Jim Skoglund who will shed light on the early settlers of the region, including the Finnish community.

Participants are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share, and to RSVP to the Land Trust at (207) 594-5166.

Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences.  The watershed extends from Montville in the north to Port Clyde and Cushing in the south and includes streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands, farms, hills, mountains, blueberry barrens and forest, as well as a rich tidal estuary of salt marsh, clamflats and productive fishing grounds. For more information, please visit Georges River Land Trust’s website ( or call (207) 594-5166.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Iggy Azalea Attends MTV Video Music Awards 2014

Inglewood, California - Twenty four year old recording artist Iggy Azalea looked simply beautiful wearing a silver strapless dress with high heels on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

The twenty four year old also performed during the annual award show.

Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea, is an Australian recording artist and model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales.

Austin Mahone Attends MTV Video Music Awards 2014

Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images
Inglewood, California - Eighteen year old singer Austin Mahone looked great wearing a white outfit on the red carpet for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards held at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California.

Austin Mahone born April 4, 1996 is an American pop singer-songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.
Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images

Rowan Blanchard Celebrates August Maturo 7th Birthday

Ocean Maturo, Rowan Blanchard, Peyton Meyer and August Maturo
Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage
Los Angeles, California - Twelve year old actress Rowan Blanchard looked super adorable in a black/floral top, jean shorts and black sneakers as she stepped out to celebrate actor August Maturo ('Girl Meets World') 7th birthday held at Los Angeles Zoo on August 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Also, Peyton Meyer from 'Girl Meets World' joined Rowan celebrating August 7th birthday.

Rowan Eleanor Blanchard is an American child actress. She portrays Riley Matthews in the new Disney Channel series 'Girl Meets World'.
Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage

Pretty Little Liars "Taking This One To The Grave" Airs TONIGHT August 26th Mid-Season Finale

At 8pm ET/PT tonight, Tuesday, August 25th, fans of the ABC Family series 'Pretty Little Liars will be able to watch the mid-season finale episode entitled "Taking This One To The Grave".  Feeling trapped by Alison and "A," the PLLs turn to an unlikely person for help.

What will happen in tonight's mid-season finale of 'Pretty Little Liars'?

“Pretty Little Liars” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Leslie Morgenstein and Joseph Dougherty. The series stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse.
Photos Credit: ABC Family

The Rockland Report August 22, 2014

 Tax bills were finalized and should be in the mail by the weekend. The
new rate is $20.16 per thousand of assessed value.
 Processed Real Estate Transfers, updating parcel cards, sales book,
property splits.
 Processed Personal Property accounts, updating ownership, owned items,
depreciation, State BETR’S 801 returns, BETE exemptions.
 Processed building permits, reviewing, updating property cards and
 Analyzing qualified sales of all properties and neighborhoods for a fair and
equitable assessment.
 Completing State forms and returning for processing.
 Listening and reviewing properties at the property owner’s request.
 Updating Tax Maps and posting to the web site.
 Finalizing the valuation values and looking to commit the assessments to
the Tax Collector.

 The following permits were issued this week:
o Three lot storage
o One lobster vessel
 Another bait cooler has arrived and has been put in place. One more bait cooler
to go.
 The f/v western sea has offloaded 870,000 pounds of herring.
 The f/v western wave has offloaded 750,000 pounds of herring.
 The price per pound for new shell lobster is $3.40.
 Maine Boats & Harbors has placed a ramp and two floats out of 13 for storage at
the pier. The rest of the floats will be hauled out in the fall.

 Hosted the USCG Cutter Moray (from Jonesport) at the Public Landing for an
overnight visit.
 Worked on our “unpaid mooring permits” mailing to remind people that their
payment is overdue. There are about 50 permits still unpaid.
 Had an extra visit from an American Cruise Lines vessel, their passengers were
unhappy at the Journey's End Marina dock.
 This week we docked some of the biggest power yachts we've ever had at the
Public Landing.
 Met with the Police Chief and the new area Navy port operations specialist (Bob
Hunt from Norfolk, VA) to discuss security preparations for future Navy vessel visits.

 The Library remains busy, and at times, hectic, with summer and regular visitors.
 The Friends of Rockland Public library changed their Annual Meeting from January to August, and combined it with a Volunteer Appreciation Reception, which drew quite a number of new attendees. It was a very lovely event; it is always so nice to be able to thank so many dedicated volunteers.
 Catinka Knoth’s Adult Drawing class worked on “Sailboats by Rockland
Breakwater " and the Children’s drawing class theme was “Let's draw Maine
farming scenes,” no doubt in celebration of the agricultural fair season.
 Libby Newport, from the Social Security Agency (Portland Branch) was on hand to assist any interested persons in creating an online account, to access their Social Security information.
 Jean Young read dog books to the children for Wednesday Storytime, while
Maggie (the lovely lurcher) also sat with the children. Jean wished the camera
was nearby! All listened! Jean read Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell, then sent the children into the shelves to find other favorite dog books. Happily each found one and they continued reading. Steve Seekins, our faithful therapy dog handler, was also present, with the aforementioned Maggie.
 I am so pleased to report that the third (and last) class in a new series, Children’s Sign Language, offered by local teacher, Susan Jones, had very good
participation this week. Jean Young was amazed at how much the kids learned
in such a short time. Susan also covered facial expression which is crucial to
successfully conveying conversation. Those who attended seemed to enjoy it, as
well as learn some basic signs.
 Wednesday was a bittersweet day: long-term employee and Deputy Librarian
Linda Barnes worked her last day, and at full Linda-speed. At the close of the
Library, we held a small (her strong preference) reception, honoring Linda and her
years of service to the Rockland community. Linda will be sorely missed, but we
wish her all happiness in a contented retirement.
 Storytime at the Farmers’ Market returned this week, with former Friends’ President Carol Miller presenting, and Jim Schaden helping with the set up again.
 Solace, Hospice, and other End of Life Comforts, were the topic of the Thursday evening Arts & Cultural Events series. Rob Gabe discussed Coastal Family Hospice, which provides volunteer support to Kno-Wal-Lin's Hospice patients in Knox and Lincoln counties; Lauren Armstrong, LSW, hospice and palliative care social worker for Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care & Hospice, spoke of the services offered in their hospice and palliative care program, and discussed the differences between palliative care & hospice care. Interspersed throughout the evening, were songs by Solace, a community-based volunteer chorus that brings the gift of song to those who are in passage. They offer songs of comfort and peace at the bedside of the seriously ill and the dying.
 Saturday morning, Meghan Vigeant, a personal historian, hosted Show & Tell for Grownups, where participants were invited to bring a photo, letter, family
heirloom or artifact and share their story (or just attend and listen to the stories of
 Down to the wire--read the Maine Readers’ Choice Award Finalists now, to vote in September: Benediction by Kent Haruf; The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt; The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Weck; and TransAtlantic by Colum McCann. More
information can be found here. *****Mentioned before, but I urge you to check
out, from the Library’s website . It truly is a phenomenal resource
which helps “anyone learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their
personal and professional goals. The site offers over 2,500 video courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.”

In addition to responding to the general response to fire and EMS calls, conducting
apparatus checks, daily cleaning, routine repairs and maintenance to the fleet and
of the quarters, the following occurred:
 Thursday evening C-Shift hosted a dinner for two couples who bid $400 for “Dinner at the Firehouse” at a benefit auction for RDNA. This was a great opportunity to meet some very nice people who live in the community and had some great questions about how the fire and EMS system works here in Rockland. All costs associated were privately funded and the meal was prepared by FF Anderson and assisted by the rest of the shift.
 On Friday I met with Tom Fowler of Landmark Engineering to discuss FD concerns with the Thorndike Parking Lot plan. We are confident that all our concerns will be or have been addressed to ensure public safety is not adversely affected while limiting the impact on the overall plan.
 I also met with members of upper FMC management to meet the new Plant
Manager and discuss their change from oil fueled boiler to compressed natural
gas. We will be conducting site visits, private/public training and a tabletop
exercise to ensure all parties are aware of their roles, responsibilities and limitations in the event of an emergency. The safety controls at FMC and the physical properties of CNG allow us to have high confidence in this project.
 On Tuesday our “Third Party Testing” company came to inspect and certify Tower 3 and all our ground ladders. Once again the aerial and all ladders will be
certified without any requisite work being performed.
 Tuesday afternoon Thomaston “borrowed” one of our ambulances due to theirs
being out of service and we quickly put them to work here in Rockland at a two
car accident where three patients needed to be transported. In instances where
Thomaston is using our ambulance they provide aid back to us at no cost,
allowing us to have three staffed units on scene faster than normal. We had to
request North East to cover us during this time and they too were dispatched to
an emergency call in Rockland necessitating a third mutual aid service, South
Thomaston EMS, to cover our station while the first four ambulances were tied up.
Before it was over, South Thomaston had their own call and we had another EMS
call in town for a total of 6 patients transported (5 from Rockland) before our first
crew was able to return to the station.
 Thursday afternoon MMA conducted a safety policy and compliance assessment
at the FD. We were assured that we are representing the City very well in these

 City receptacle and building trash pickup three days.
 Cleaning catch basins with a crew all week.
 Roadside mowing for 2 ½ days.
 Prepped and paved road cuts including Summer Street, three locations on Lawn
Avenue and Melrose Circle, two locations on Gay Street and Maple Street for two
 Preparation of sand pile and area for restocking of winter sand for a day.
 Picked up 2008 dump truck from Portland North and dropped off 2007 John Deere backhoe at Beauregard Equipment for repair work (electrical issue).
 Sweeping City streets for three days.
 Cold patched roads for one day.
 Pen Bay Acres reset driveway culvert and ditched.
 Grading and ditching work on Dunbar Road for a day.
 Adjusted sewer manhole cover in Pen Bay Acres and catch basin cover on Main Street at old CN Brown building entrance.
 Catch basin repair on Summer Street near Broadway.
 Sign maintenance work for one day.

 John Root is on vacation until Sept. 2, 2014.
 There were no complaints filed this week.
 The following permits were received by the Code Office this week:
o 3 Building permits
o 1 Driveway permit
o 1 Electrical permit
o 3 Plumbing permits
o 1 Sign permit

 Attended the bid opening for the Q2N gas collection piping installation. The low
bid was a company out of Ohio called American Environmental Group (AEG).
AEG is a national company that specializes in gas collection installations and
landfill gas work. All references checked so far have been excellent.
 Cleaned up and trucked into the landfill material that was left over from the
screening process.
 Prepared for MMA safety audit.
 Worked on obtaining a quote for the solar flare which will be used in conjunction
with the gas collection installation.
 Met with Jason Grant from KTI to work on some back hauls to increase our
incoming demo volume.
 Working on 5 year plan for City Manager.

 The officers responded to 225 calls for service. Rockland Police Officers responded
to four motor vehicle crashes. Thirty seven (37) traffic stops and traffic violations
were conducted. The officers made multiple arrests of individuals for various
offenses, to include thefts, warrants, drug offenses, traffic offenses and child
 Sgt. Finnegan attended two days of training from the National Tactical Officers’
Association on Preparation and Response to School and Workplace Violence.
 Sgt. Finnegan also coordinated with RSU 13 to present Drug Impairment training to
teachers in the area in the near future.
 The Detective Division coordinated with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the
Rockport police in the apprehension of a 46 year old male wanted for
aggravated assault in Lincoln County.
 The Detective Division also coordinated the arrest of a 39 year old Rockland man wanted on four outstanding warrants for a string of thefts committed at Rockland
and Thomaston businesses. The man was aware that he was wanted and had
been running and hiding from the police for some time. A coordinated effort with
the Thomaston Police was conducted and due to these efforts the man was
apprehended earlier this week.

 Make final agenda and preparations for August 28 REDAC meeting to include
updated refresher on TIF and its use as an economic development tool.
 Follow up and track Brownfield Phase II work at 65 Tillson Avenue; Meet with
architect designing “rendering” of potential development on same site.
 Follow up calls with three companies interested in sites in Rockland as well as two
developers that may take interest in potential projects in the City.
 Follow up assistance with Director of Public Works on various projects.
 Meeting to review projects and specifically draft of Harbor Trail map with RMSI Director.
 Brief follow up on grant administration for recently approved grants for
engineering at Fish Pier (dredging) and design of Public Pier.
 Meeting with Rockland Historical Society on draft layout of new walkway and
relocation of 4th Maine Memorial Monument.
 General follow up following four day vacation previous week.

 The summer day camp is coming to a close. This is the last week - camp will end
on Friday. It’s been a good summer and the staff has done a great job.
 The beach area continues to look and operate well. There have only been a
couple incidents with dogs or teenagers according to staff. We have not
received any complaints from the public about the beach this year – especially
notable given the number of people using the area!
 The summer staff is leaving over the next few days and heading back to college
so we will be addressing all issues with the staff that we have left.
 The mural in the gym is approaching completion and looking amazing. We will be
having an event of some sort when it is completed to acknowledge the many
people who helped.

"In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project

"In The Fog" by Doug Mills
Windjammers of the Maine Windjammer Association gather in the fog for the WoodenBoat Sail In. [09-11-2013]

X: Portland's Streak Up to 10 with 3-0 Shutout of Phils

Longest win streak since 2006 for Portland, 14th shutout tossed on the season
Portland, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs (85-50) scored early and got another great outing from their starter and downed the Reading Fightin Phils (59-76) 3-0 Monday night at Hadlock Field. The win marks the 10th in a row for the Sea Dogs for the first time since 2006.

Portland wasted no time and picked up the bats right where they left off on Sunday and plated a two runs across the first two innings against Severino Gonzalez.

Shannon Wilkerson began the ballgame with a single to left and Mike Miller followed with a double to the right-centerfield gap, plating the runner from first and giving the 'Dogs the 1-0 lead, two batters into the game. In the second, David Chester crushed a 1-0 pitch from the righty to dead center for a solo homer, his seventh of the year, and Portland doubled their lead to 2-0.

Justin Haley was on the other side of the hill for Portland in his fifth Double-A start. The righty walked the

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ariel Winter Attends 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Sixteen year old actress Ariel Winter looked simply beautiful wearing a white/black dress with high heels  the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Ariel Winter Workman born January 28, 1998, known professionally as Ariel Winter, is an American actress and singer. She is best known as Alex Dunphy in the TV series Modern Family for which she, along with the rest of the show's cast, won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
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Hayden Panettiere Debuts Baby Belly At 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Twenty five year old actress Hayden Panettiere looked gorgeous wearing a silver gown to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

She showed her baby belly as she is expecting her first child.

Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, voice actress, and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes and as Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical drama series Nashville.
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Keke Palmer Attends 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage
Los Angeles, California - Twenty year old actress Keke Palmer looked gorgeous wearing a blue strapless gown to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, talk show host, activist, and voice actress. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois.
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Kiernan Shipka Attends 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Los Angeles, California - Fourteen year old actress Kiernan Shipka looked gorgeous wearing a silver gown with black belt and high heels to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Kiernan Brennan "Kiki" Shipka born November 10, 1999 is an American child actress noted for playing Don and Betty Draper's daughter Sally on the AMC series Mad Men, and for voicing Jinora in The Legend of Korra.

Melissa Rauch Attends 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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Los Angeles, California - Thirty four year old actress Melissa Rauch looked gorgeous wearing a blue strapless gown with black belt and high heels to the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Melissa Ivy Rauch is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as Dr. Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
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