Sunday, August 30, 2015

Best Friends Whenever "Back to the Future Lab" Airs September 20th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Best Friends Whenever' will have to wait til Sunday, September 20th, 2015 to watch, enjoy an all new episode entitled "Back to the Future Lab", check local listings.

Cyd and Shelby discover a major clue to the future lab memory and it is somehow tied to Barry's Science mentor Janet Smythe, who also employs Shelby's dad.

This series stars Lauren Taylor, Landry Bender, Gus Kamp, Ricky Garcia, Madison Hu, Benjamin Royer and Matthew Royer.
Photos are credited to Disney Channel.

Austin & Ally "Bad Seeds & Bad Dates" Airs September 20th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Austin & Ally' will have to wait til Sunday, September 20th, 2015 to watch, enjoy an all new episode entitled "Bad Seeds & Bad Dates" at 8:30pm ET/PT.

Ally learns that the new woman her dad is seeing also happens to be the mom of a very difficult student at the A&A Music Factory.

Austin & Ally' stars 'Austin & Ally' stars Ross Lynch as Austin, Laura Marano as Ally, Raini Rodriguez as Trish and Calum Worthy as Dez.
Photos are credited to Disney Channel.

Augusta CareerCenter Hosting Job fair on August 31

Augusta, Maine - Twenty-two employers will be recruiting at the Augusta CareerCenter from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday, August 31, at 21 Enterprise Drive, suite 2 in Augusta. All are seeking qualified employees to fill current positions. Job seekers are encouraged to dress appropriately, bring a current resume and be prepared to interview.

"Employers are recruiting at Maine's CareerCenters," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Our monthly job fairs make connections between job seekers and their next position. Each CareerCenter offers several workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers. I urge employers and job seekers alike to contact your local CareerCenter."

Participating employers include:

- Assistance Plus - AngelZ Behavioral Health - athenahealth - Care and Comfort - Catholic Charities - Community Health and Counseling Services - Eastern Maine Health Care - Federal Correctional Institution NH - Goodwill Industries - Kaplan University - Maine Army National Guard - Maine Department of Corrections - Maine Staffing Group - Maine State Police - Merrymeeting Behavioral Health - NRF Distributors - Sage Dining - Sears--Augusta - Securitas USA - SequelCare of Maine - Stericycle Communication Solutions - TD Bank contact center

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O'Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Call 624-5120 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711). More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

"Foggy Day" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Foggy Day" by Doug Mills
A foggy day at the Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine.




Saturday, August 29, 2015

Oceanside Girls Soccer Kick Off Tourney Brings Dozens Out

Thomaston, Maine - The annual Oceanside High School girls soccer kick off tourney brings out dozens on August 29th, 2015 in Thomaston, Maine . Oceanside girls soccer team hosted 11 total teams from 9 different area schools.

The schools that attended were Erskine Academy with two teams, Lincoln Academy, Searsport District High School, Medomak Valley High School, Mt. View High School, Maine Central Institute, Cony High School, Belfast Area High School, Maranacook Community High School and Presque Isle High School. Of course Oceanside will have a team there since their the host.

This annual play day had games on three different fields at the same time. Each game was twenty five minutes long.

Oceanside Varsity Defeats Washington Academy In Preseason Football Action

Rockland, Maine - It was a great day for Oceanside varsity football as they hosted Washington Academy in preseason action on Friday, August 28th, 2015 in Rockland, Maine at their Wasgett Field. They were able to win this game by a double digit score of 44-16.

For Oceanside's full football schedule click here.

"Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse" by Doug Mills
Historic schooner American Eagle passing the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Rockland Maine.




Wilkerson strong in Portland's 4-0 win at New Britain

Tim Roberson 3-for-4, RBI
New Britain, Conn. - Aaron Wilkerson (3-1) earned his third straight win, hurling five scoreless innings, as the Portland Sea Dogs (49-83) defeated the New Britain Rock Cats (61-69), 4-0 Friday night in front 8,672 fans, the largest crowd in the history of New Britain Stadium. Wilkerson, Madison Younginer and Kyle Martin combined on a 3-hit shutout.

Tonight's game was delayed an hour and 20 minutes at the start, due to a fire engine tearing up the grass in left field. The fire engine was leaving the field after a Pre-Game ceremony.

Portland grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning off losing pitcher Matt Flemer (7-10). Aneury Tavarez doubled with one out and cruised home on a two-out double by Cole Sturgeon. Flemer worked five innings on four hits, one run and four strikeouts for New Britain.

Wilkerson tossed five innings, yielding two hits, two walks and six strikeouts. The righty leads the Red Sox system in strikeouts.

In the eighth, the 'Dogs scored three runs off Tyler Ybarra. Sam Travis delivered a bases-loaded sacrifice fly. Tim Roberson (3-for-4) and Carlos Asuaje nailed two-out RBI singles.

Youginer worked two perfect innings with two strikeouts. Martin pitched the final two innings, stranding two in the ninth.

Rock Cats 1B Justin Morneau went 1-for-2 in a Major League Rehab Assignment.

The Sea Dogs and Rock Cats continue their 3-game series tonight with a 7:05 PM start at New Britain Stadium. RHP Justin Haley (5-14, 5.43) makes his team-leading 26th start of the season for Portland. RHP Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 3.41) gets the start for New Britain. Pre-Game coverage begins live on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network at 6:45 PM.

Tickets are still available for the final Sea Dogs homestand from September 4-7 and can be purchased at 207-879-9500 or seadogs.com.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Volleyball: Husson picked to finish third in NAC Preseason Poll

WHITINGHAM, Vermont - Husson has been picked to finish third in the 2015 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Volleyball Preseason Coaches Poll, the league office announced Friday.

The Eagles garnered 34 points in the poll and are coming off an appearance in the NAC Tournament semifinals last season.

Husson third-year head coach Jodie Fairbank welcomes back Sarah Wilson and Lindsay Chapman in 2015. Wilson was named to the All-NAC second team last season and led the team with 384 digs, good for second in the conference. Chapman, a 2013 second team selection, returns after playing in only four matches in 2014 before suffering a season-ending injury.

Colby-Sawyer (N.H.) was unanimously selected to win its fifth-consecutive NAC volleyball crown. The Chargers received a total of 49 points to top the league, while Maine Maritime was slated second with 41 points and Husson placed third. Rounding out the poll was Castleton (Vt.) in fourth (29 points), Lyndon State (Vt.) in fifth (22 points), Johnson State (Vt.) in sixth (11 points) and Green Mountain (Vt.) in seventh (10 points).

The Eagles open their season Sept. 1 inside Newman Gymnasium against USCAA Division II member Unity (Maine) at 6:30 p.m. ET. Husson will spend the first week of its season at home, with six matches coming in an eight-day span.
2015 NAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank Team
Points (First Place Votes)
1. Colby-Sawyer
49 (7)
2. Maine Maritime
41
3. Husson
34
4. Castleton
29
5. Lyndon
22
6. Johnson State
11
7. Green Mountain
10

Volleyball Announces 2015 Captains; Picked Second in NAC Preseason Poll‏

Castine, Maine - Maine Maritime Academy Volleyball has announced Molly Marcotte (Woonsocket, R.I.) and Jessica Menges (Old Forge, N.Y.) as captains for the 2015 season. 

"In their senior year, we anticipate Molly and Jess will continue to leave their unique stamp on this program," said Maine Maritime Academy Head Volleyball Coach Tricia Carver-Watson, "Both having been two-sport athletes for multiple years (softball & volleyball), Jess & Molly understand Mariner Pride and commitment. Throughout the course of the last year, they have become the type of leaders a team can trust and build on."

Marcotte, a senior Marine Systems Engineering major, appeared in 103 sets last season for the Mariners and set new career-highs in attacks, digs and service aces. 

"Molly is the ultimate combination of spark plug, heart, and dedication. On the court, Molly is a

PATRIOTS PLACE TE JAKE BEQUETTE ON INJURED RESERVE

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts  – The New England Patriots announced today that they have placed TE Jake Bequette on Injured Reserve.

    Bequette, 26, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the third round (90th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Arkansas. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder appeared in eight games in his first two seasons and was a member of the Patriots practice squad in 2014. Bequette had spent the 2014 offseason transitioning from defensive end to tight end.

Camden International Film Festival Announces Program
 for the Seventh Annual Points North Documentary Forum

Camden International Film Festival Announces Program
 for the
Seventh Annual Points North Documentary Forum
Leaders in the documentary film industry convene for a series of masterclasses, panels, workshops, pitch sessions and the Sustainable Maine Engagement Summit

August 27, 2015 [Camden, Maine] – The Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) has unveiled the lineup for its seventh Points North Documentary Forum. The three-day conference program runs concurrently with the festival from September 17 – 20, 2015 at the historic Camden Opera House in Camden, Maine, and Rockport Opera House in Rockport, Maine. This year’s program will feature four masterclasses focused on directing, editing, producing and interactive media, panel discussions, case studies, networking events and the sixth annual Points North Pitch, which is now part of the year-long Points North Fellowship for filmmakers with feature documentaries in development. The lineup marks the continued growth of CIFF’s Points North program as a launching pad for the next generation of documentary artists, as well as a unique space for the international documentary community to reflect on the craft, business and future of nonfiction storytelling.

Six projects have been selected to participate in the 2015 Points North Fellowship and Points North Pitch. These filmmaking teams will travel to Camden for a day of pitch training and industry mentorship at the Maine Media Workshops with Sundance Institute’s Kristin Feeley and producer Andrea Meditch. On September 19, the filmmakers will take the stage at the Camden Opera House and pitch their documentary works-in-progress before a live audience and receive critical feedback from a panel that includes representatives from HBO, CNN Films, TIME Inc., Vimeo, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Catapult Film Fund, and Impact Partners, among others. One project will receive the Points North Pitch Award and Modulus Finishing Fund, which includes a $10,000 in-kind post-production package from Boston-based Modulus Studios and three consultations with the Tribeca Film Institute. A full list of selected projects and filmmakers is included below.

Filmmakers, students and other Points North attendees will have numerous opportunities to connect with industry delegates throughout the festival weekend, both formally during masterclasses, panels, and one-on-one meetings, and informally during CIFF parties and receptions. For filmmakers interested in strengthening their storytelling craft, Points North will feature three additional masterclasses with Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney, producer Andrea Meditch, and veteran editor David Teague.

Since 2011, the Points North Documentary Forum has been highlighting how nonfiction storytelling is evolving in response to digital media technologies and platforms. This year, the Forum will include two sessions in its Storyforms strand - a performance of the collaborative, multimedia documentary LIVING LOS SURES, and an interactive documentary masterclass led by Alexandre Brachet, a digital storytelling pioneer and founder of the Paris-based agency Upian. Points North will close with “The New News,” a program of short films produced or commissioned by news organizations, followed by a panel discussion with editors and filmmakers focused on the convergence of documentary and journalism on digital platforms and the changing nature audience engagement with the news.

“We're honored and excited to have the opportunity to continue to develop a platform for filmmakers to introduce their projects to some of the most influential decision-makers in the documentary industry," says Ben Fowlie, Founder and Executive Director of the Camden International Film Festival.

"It’s a privilege to bring together such a diverse, talented and inspiring group of participants in Camden for this year’s Forum," says Points North Director Sean Flynn. “Whether you’re developing a feature, producing a short film for the web, exploring interactive media, using media as a tool for social change, or interested in craft of documentary storytelling - there’s something here for everyone."

Access to the full conference program is open to all CIFF passholders. Passes are now on sale on the Camden International Film Festival website. For more information, please visit: http://camdenfilmfest.org/pointsnorth.

The Points North Documentary Forum is made possible by the generous support of The Fledgling Fund, the LEF Foundation, Vimeo, Modulus Studios, Maine Arts Commission, Maine Community Foundation, Documentary Educational Resources, Maine Media Workshops, G-Technology, the Davis Family Foundation, Vermont College of Fine Arts, the Tribeca Film Institute and CNN Films, who partnered with CIFF and Tribeca Film Institute earlier this year to launch the Camden / TFI Retreat.

A full conference schedule and list of industry delegates is attached to this press release and available online at www.camdenfilmfest.org/pointsnorth.

2015 Points North Fellows

FOURTH WALL
Directed by Luke Meyer
Produced by Tom Davis, Luke Meyer and Keith Newton
The history of the controversial New York City “psychotherapy sex cult” known as the Sullivanians illustrates how the choices we make in life – regardless how idealistic – have a profound effects not only on us, but on our children too. Almost as a parable for broader American culture, the film FOURTH WALL tells the story of the Sullivanians’ winding departure from a utopian dream to the resonant aftermath that still exists today.

GREYWATER
Directed and Produced by Jeff Unay
Greywater is the story of Joe (40), a blue-collar, loving family man who finds solace in cage fighting amidst hard times at home. One night, he returns to his family wounded, breaking a long-standing promise made to them years ago - that he would never fight again. It is a story about a powerful yet tender man struggling to retain his dignity and manhood on the cusp of middle age.

NO PLACE FOR CHILDREN
Directed by Carlye Rubin and Katie Green
Produced by Carlye Rubin, Katie Green and Tina Grapenthin
“No Place For Children” focuses on three families whose teenage sons were charged, convicted and sentenced to spend more years in prison than they’ve been alive. By documenting the daily struggles of their loved ones left behind, this documentary goes beyond being a polemic of the juvenile justice system to provoke thought about the controversial moral dilemmas surrounding guilt and accountability within society.

¡NO SOY PUTA!
Directed by Suzan Beraza
Produced by Erika Morillo and Michelle Maughan
¡No Soy Puta! tells the story of two women, a Haitian sex worker and a Dominican prostitute-turned-activist, as they strive to build better lives for their families. Through their stories, we discover the racial tension and violent demonstrations that have erupted recently as two nations, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, attempt to share the island of Hispaniola.

THREE RISING TOWERS
Directed and Produced by Jordan Fein and Hunter Baker
THREE RISING TOWERS tells the story of a Native American workforce reliant on sustainable energy industry jobs that have existed for decades; who reconcile providing for their families with upholding cultural traditions they've practiced for generations. As global pressure increases to modernize energy production away from carbon-based fuels, homesteads dotting the Four Corners region face imminent change.

WHOSE STREETS
Directed by Sabaah Jordan and Damon Davis
Produced by Flannery Miller
When an unarmed teenager is gunned down in a quiet neighborhood, longstanding tensions erupt. A year later, spontaneous protests give way to an organized movement for change. A new generation of leaders is born and this time the battle is not for civil rights, but for the right to live.

Points North Documentary Forum Program
September 17 - 20, 2015

Camden Opera House | Camden, ME
Rockport Opera House | Rockport, ME

Friday, September 18

Camden Opera House

10:00am - 4:00pm (Third Floor)
One on One Meetings
Schedule a 20-minute meeting with funders, distributors and industry experts to pitch your documentary project and receive valuable critical feedback. Schedule will vary for each delegate. If possible, bring your trailer on a laptop or tablet with headphones. Full list of delegates and RSVP instructions will be announced here on September 1.

10:00am - 11:30am (Washington St. Conference Room)
Being There: Stories of Place
Documentary pioneer Ricky Leacock famously described his filmmaking pursuits as a "search for the feeling of being there." Filmmakers in the ethnographic tradition have long attempted to create a sense of place that transports viewers into a different cultural and geographic context. This panel provides an entry point into CIFF’s “Being There” sidebar, bringing together curators and directors for a discussion about how filmmakers creatively represent a place through image and sound - and how audiences experience it.
Alice Apley (Documentary Educational Resources)
Olivia Wyatt (SAILING A SINKING SEA)
Dominic Gagnon (OF THE NORTH)
Turner Ross (WESTERN)
Ilisa Barbash (Peabody Museum, Harvard University)

11:30am - 1:00pm (Tucker Room)
Creative Producing - Masterclass with Andrea Meditch
One of the biggest challenges in documentary filmmaking is finding compelling ways to convey your vision for the film while you are still working on it. Executive Producer Andrea Meditch (MAN ON WIRE, BUCK, ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD) leads a masterclass focused on uncovering the essence of your film, and communicating your story effectively to your filmmaking team, potential editors, possible funders, partners, distributors and audiences.
Andrea Meditch (Back Allie Films)

12:00pm - 1:30pm (Washington St. Conference Room)
Vimeo Audience Development Workshop
With an unlimited supply of video now available across various digital platforms, building your audience and converting them into purchasers of your film has become harder than ever. In this workshop, Vimeo’s Sam Morrill will reveal the most recent trends in online viewing, and walk through real-life examples of techniques and promotional strategies pulled from the most successful launches on Vimeo On Demand, which currently offers more than 25,000 titles available for purchase globally.
Sam Morrill (Vimeo)

1:30pm - 3:00pm (Tucker Room)
Storyforms: LIVING LOS SURES
Produced over 5 years by 72 artists at the UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, LIVING LOS SURES is a kaleidoscopic multimedia view of the Southside of Williamsburg -- a neighborhood once named the worst ghetto in America, now the site of a battle between local identity and luxury lifestyle. Using a restored 1984 documentary as a starting point, the project has developed into a collection of 40 short films, an interactive people’s history, and a web documentary called 89 Steps, each of which demonstrates new possibilities for interaction between an arts institution and its surrounding community. UnionDocs Artistic Director Christopher Allen will sample from these interconnected elements, bringing together a narrative that circulates around the possibilities and perils of co-creation and the hidden resources that exist on a single city block.
Christopher Allen (UnionDocs)

2:00pm - 3:30pm (Washington St. Conference Room)
Crowdfunding to Build Independence
Crowdfunding is becoming a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film.  However, many filmmakers miss the opportunity to turn their film funding campaigns into audience-building opportunities that can last an entire career and provide the groundwork for distribution that the filmmaker controls. This workshop will outline a crowdfunding action plan designed to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience.
Emily Best (Seed&Spark)

3:30pm - 5:00pm (Tucker Room)
Storyforms: Interactive Documentary Masterclass
Digital platforms like the Web and mobile devices have opened up a world of creative possibilities for documentary storytellers. Alexandre Brachet, CEO of the Paris-based studio Upian, has been pioneering new forms of digital storytelling for more than 15 years, producing influential interactive documentaries like GAZA/SDEROT, ALMA, and most recently, DO NOT TRACK. In this masterclass, he shares lessons learned from these digital experiments and explores a range of topics including personalization, multi-platform storytelling, building a dialogue with the audience, and the relationship between story and interface.
Alexandre Brachet (Upian)

4:00pm - 5:30pm (Washington St. Conference Room)
Building Characters - Editing Masterclass
(presented by G-Technology)
Veteran editor David Teague (CUTIE AND THE BOXER, E-TEAM, FREEHELD) uses clips and case studies from his own work to discuss the challenges of character development in documentary. He will explore how to create compelling, memorable and authentic characters using both cinematic techniques and classical literary devices, the relationship between character, conflict and plot, and the ethical responsibilities involved in creating a movie character who also happens to be a real person.
David Teague

5:00pm - 6:30pm (Third Floor)
LEF Foundation Reception
After a busy day of panels, masterclasses and screenings, join the LEF Foundation for drinks, light fare and conversation with new friends at this annual gathering of the documentary film community. Open to All Access passholders only.


Saturday, September 19

10:30am - 12:30pm (Camden Opera House Auditorium)
Points North Pitch
Whether you’re a film professional or not, the Points North Pitch is an invaluable chance to learn about the process of developing a documentary film and see first-hand how leading decision-makers evaluate projects. Six teams of filmmakers selected for CIFF’s Points North Fellowship will pitch their works-in-progress to a distinguished panel of funders, broadcasters, distributors and producers. Each pitch lasts exactly 7 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of critical feedback. Filmmakers will have an opportunity to win the Points North Pitch Prize and Modulus Finishing Fund, which includes a $10,000 in-kind post-production package from Modulus Studios and three consultations from Tribeca Film Institute. The winner will be announced at 5:30pm at the Dowling Walsh Reception in Rockland.
Daniel Chalfen (Naked Edge)
Lisa Kleiner Chanoff (Catapult Film Fund)
Steve Cohen (Chicago Media Project)
Kristin Feeley (Sundance)
Lyda Kuth (LEF Foundation)
Alex Hannibal (Tribeca Film Institute)
Alexandra Johnes (TIME Inc)
Sam Morrill (Vimeo)
Jenny Raskin (Impact Partners)
Greg Rhem (HBO)
Courtney Sexton (CNN Films)
Moderator: Brian Newman (Sub-Genre)

1:30pm - 3:00pm (COH Auditorium)
Directing the Documentary - Masterclass with Alex Gibney
(presented by Vermont College of Fine Arts)
Alex Gibney has directed a prolific and diverse body of documentary films that dissect the failings of powerful institutions and individuals (Oscar winner TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM, MEA MAXIMA CULPA) or wrestle with the legacies of cultural icons (THE ARMSTRONG LIE, GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON, FINDING FELA!). In this masterclass, he shares his process of researching and approaching politically sensitive subjects, breaking down a complex story into a cinematic narrative, and developing a strong point of view through visual storytelling.
Alex Gibney (GOING CLEAR)

3:00pm - 4:30pm (Washington St. Conference Room)
Impact Investing
Most fundraising strategies for documentaries involve a mix of grants, private donations and crowdfunding, but a growing number of funders now provide equity investments in social impact-driven film projects. This panel discussion brings together leading investors in documentary to explore the possibilities and challenges of this unique funding model, including the balance between artistic, financial and social impact goals, and between the needs of filmmakers and their backers.
Jenny Raskin (Impact Partners)
Steve Cohen (Chicago Media Project)
Paula Froehle (Chicago Media Project)
Louis Venezia (Pilot)
Alexandria Bombach (FRAME BY FRAME)
Moderator: Sara Archambault (LEF Foundation)


Sunday, September 20

Rockport Opera House

11:00am - 1:00pm
The New News: Documentary Journalism Showcase
Join us for a curated selection of some of the year’s best short documentaries produced or commissioned by news organizations. Following a 75-minute film program, there will be a panel discussion featuring leading filmmakers and editors from the New York Times, the Guardian and FRONTLINE, who will explore the creative process behind the films, the changing nature of audience engagement with the news, and the possibilities that lie in the convergence of documentary and digital journalism.
Kathleen Lingo (New York Times Op-Docs)
Charlie Phillips (The Guardian)
Shayla Harris (Frontline)
Ben Solomon (New York Times, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner)
Theo Rigby (MARATHON)
Moderator: Lauren Pabst (MacArthur Foundation)


About the Camden International Film Festival:
Founded in 2005 and recognized as one of the top documentary film festivals in the world, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) brings the finest non-fiction cinema to the rugged coast of Maine, showcasing over 80 documentary feature and short films from around the globe each fall. Additional year-round programming includes the CIFF Selects screening series and the Engagement Summit, a unique program that connects Maine-based nonprofit leaders with documentary films and filmmakers to develop community-based social action campaigns designed to engage communities.

The Points North Documentary Forum provides emerging documentarians with opportunities for professional development and creative inspiration. and an opportunity to discover  new voices in documentary media who are pushing the boundaries of the form and re-imagining the role of nonfiction storytelling in society. Programs include the year-round Points North Fellowship, masterclasses, workshops  and international short form pitch opportunities such as The New York Times' Op Docs Pitch (2013) and, most recently, the  AJ+ Pitch (2014). Past industry participants in the Forum include HBO, A&E, BBC, Participant Media, Al Jazeera America, Discovery, PBS, Ford Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, Vimeo and Kickstarter.

The 2015 Camden International Film Festival and Points North Documentary Forum will take place September 17 - 20 in Camden, Rockport and Rockland, Maine. The Camden International Film Festival is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, CNN Films and Vimeo.

Passes to the 2015 CIFF and Points North are now available for purchase at www.camdenfilmfest.org




Maine Sea Vegetables‏ at Merryspring

Camden/Rockport, Maine - Seaweed Entrepreneur Micah Woodcock will lead a presentation on Maine's Sea Vegetables at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, September 8 at 12:00 pm.

Seaweeds are not true vascular weeds or plants, but are actually multi-cellular algae. They play an important role in any marine ecosystem, but are also beneficial for humans, for food, medicine, and fertilizer.   Woodcock will speak about the natural nutritional powerhouse in seaweed, describe different seaweed species and their uses, how they are harvested, and how his company operates. He will also have plenty of samples (both dried and fresh) of different seaweed species, provide some recipe ideas, and even do a short cooking demo.

Micah Woodcock is the owner and operator of Atlantic Holdfast Seaweed Company in Penobscot Bay, Maine.

This talk is part of the Summer Talk Series at Merryspring, co-sponsored by Camden National Bank and Goodridge-Lermond Tree Service.  Tuesday Talks are open to the public for $5, with free admittance for Merryspring members.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or email info@merryspring.org .

Fall Job Fairs Scheduled Around Maine

*Employers can reserve tables while job seekers brush up their resumes*

AUGUSTA, Maine - Fall job fair season is about to begin around Maine, providing an opportune time for job seekers looking for work. The Department of Labor's network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring and/or participating in several career fairs. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions.

"Employers are recruiting at Maine's CareerCenters," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Our monthly job fairs make connections between job seekers and their next position. Each CareerCenter offers several workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers. I urge employers and job seekers alike to contact your local CareerCenter."

Job seekers who need to update their resume or practice their interviewing skills should contact a

Maine Labor Department Provides Public Comment to Proposed Changes to Federal Overtime Rule

*USDOL-proposed rules could hurt Maine's small businesses and lead to loss of jobs*AUGUSTA, Maine - Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette released today the Maine Department of Labor's comments on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act rules changes proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor. The public comment period on the proposals is open through Sept. 4, 2015. The state of Maine is opposing these rules as proposed because of the potential negative effects on employment and small businesses.

Governor Paul R. LePage supported Commissioner Paquette's decision to oppose these changes. "Maine is committed to being business friendly and creating opportunity for our workers," stated the Governor. "These changes, however, will have a lasting effect on almost every employer and industry sector, with the federal government setting a one-size-fits-all policy. Maine's economy is not like that of other states, and this approach will not benefit our people."

"We all want wages to increase," stated Paquette, "but abrupt changes to the way Maine businesses

Women's Tennis: Husson picked seventh in NAC Preseason Poll‏

WHITINGHAM, Vermont - Husson has been picked to finish seventh in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) East Division Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches Poll, the league office announced Friday.
The Eagles begin their inaugural season under coach Josh Warren Saturday, Sept. 12, against Thomas (Maine) at 11 a.m. ET at the Bangor High School tennis courts.
Three-time defending champion Colby-Sawyer (N.H.) was unanimously selected as the preseason favorite to win the NEAC East Division Women's Tennis Championship after receiving all eight first-place votes in the coaches' poll. Castleton (Vt.) placed second with 52 points, while Massachusetts-Liberal Arts claimed third with 41 points. Thomas was selected fourth after earning 39 points. Rounding out the poll was Lyndon State (Vt.) in fifth (29 points), Johnson State (Vt.) in sixth (28 points), Husson in seventh (23 points), and Green Mountain (Vt.) in eighth (12 points).
2015 NEAC East Women's Tennis Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank Teams
Points (First Place Votes)
1. Colby-Sawyer
64 (8)
2. Castleton
52
3. MCLA
41
4. Thomas
39
5. Lyndon
29
6. Johnson State
28
7. Husson
23
8. Green Mountain
12

That Poppy Attends Just Jared's Way To Wonderland Party Presented By Ever After High

West Hollywood, California - Up and coming artist That Poppy looked simply beautiful wearing green shirt, tan shorts and colorful shoes as she steps out on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 to attend Just Jared's Way To Wonderland Party presented by Ever After High held at Greystone Manor Supperclub in West Hollywood, California.

Nashville native Poppy of 'That Poppy' is a up and coming artist.

Lawrence Outscores Oceanside In Preseason Action

Rockland, Maine - It was back to the field for Oceanside field hockey teams as they hosted Lawrence varsity and jv in preseason action on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 in Rockland, Maine.

Varsity game saw Lawrence winning by 3-1 and Lawrence was leading in the jv game with three minute left.

RCN America Network was there to film these two games. Here is our game coverage from the varsity game.

Check back this weekend for a short video of our coverage of the jv game.