Friday, October 31, 2014

EXCLUSIVE Musician Spotlight: Singer Lovey James From Los Angeles

The adorable and really talented 16-year old Singer, Dancer, Songwriter, Actress Lovey James from Portland, Oregon. Lovey’s love and talent for music started at a very early age and by the time she was 6 years old, she was already performing for audiences around The U.S. Her love for dance quickly earned her a spot on the local dance team The Portland Stars, directed by former New Orleans Saints Cheerleader, Linda Anderson. Linda Anderson has directed and choreographed over 50 live productions and worked with Tommy Tune, Carol Channing, Burt Reynolds, and many more. She noticed Lovey’s talent and immediately entered her into a local singing competition where Lovey took 1st place. She continued to dance and sing at local competitions.

In 2012, she entered Portland Teen Idol and met singer/songwriter/producer Geoff Byrd who quickly took Lovey into the studio to record her first song. Together with the help of John Oates, Lovey Co-wrote her first single “Right Now.” Byrd saw something in Lovey and felt inspired to introduce her to longtime friend Producer/Writer Steve Sundholm, who has worked in the studio with Carrie Underwood, Ryan Tedder, Hall & Oats, Jet, Johnny K, Teddy Riley and many other artists, producers, and writers. After the introduction they began to work to develop an image for Lovey. She performed at local fairs, visited ratio stations and started work on her next song “Nothing Can Stop Me.” She continued to enter local competitions, write, and record.

In 2012, with the help of her producer, they traveled to LA to meet up with songwriter/producer PJ Bianco who is known for chart topping international hits with artists Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony and The Jonas Brothers. He Co-Wrote and Produced her next single “Stupid Boy.” A music video was made that caused quite a buzz. She continued to Co-write more songs. “Rule The World” was written with the intent to show her ability to dance. “Don’t Be Such A Chick” was written to create more momentum and get attention. Lovey is now ready to launch her newest single “Who You Are” and you can expect more great things ahead.

It is Lovey’s dream to become a Recording Artist and tour around the world and that dream is now a

BREAKING NEWS: Warren Structure Fire (Fires Out, Fire Units Have Cleared)

BREAKING NEWS: Warren, Maine - Warren and Union fire departments are on scene of a structure fire in Warren on Western Rd. by Mid-Coast Diesel.

One engine from Waldoboro is coming in slow as it appears things are under control.

Warren, Union & Waldoboro fire units have cleared and returned. It looks like what could of been really bad has turned out to be minor.

More information will be provided when available.....

Winter Storm Watch Issued For Eastern Maine

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT BEGINNING SATURDAY EVENING...

.A STRENGTHENING COASTAL STORM WILL BRING SNOW MIXED WITH RAIN ATTIMES ALONG WITH VERY STRONG WINDS TO CENTRAL AND EASTERN MAINE.

THE FIRST WAVE OF PRECIPITATION WILL ARRIVE LATE SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY EVENING WITH RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW. MORE SIGNIFICANT
PRECIPITATION WILL ARRIVE WITH THE MAIN LOW LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
AND CONTINUING SUNDAY. WE EXPECT STRONG WINDS ALONG WITH SNOW,
POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES, FOR SUNDAY. THE SNOW WILL LIKELY MIX WITH
RAIN AND EVEN SOME SLEET AT TIMES OVER WASHINGTON AND HANCOCK
COUNTIES. STORM TOTALS OF 7 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ARE LIKELY BY
SUNDAY NIGHT AWAY FROM THE IMMEDIATE COAST.

NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-

Russia and America in the Arctic: Conflict, Rivalry, or Cooperation?

Russia’s resurgence directly affects Maine, as well as Ukraine and the Middle East.  It presents major opportunities for our economy and potential threats to our national security, at the same time as complex questions about the future of Planet Earth.

Join Professor Paul Holman for his talk, Russia and America in the Arctic: Conflict, Rivalry, or Cooperation? on Thursday, November 20 at the Rockland Public Library. The event runs from 6:00-7:30PM and is free and open to all.

This lecture will explore an aspect of global climate change that has received too little attention from the media: the melting of the Arctic ice cap.  Polar bears and other life forms are in danger, yet new sources of energy, food, and raw materials will benefit the growing population of our world.  Indeed, the fabled Northwest Passage—which brought some of the first European explorers to our shores—is rapidly becoming a reality thanks to the melting of the pack ice. 

The United States, Canada, and Russia disagree about who has the right to do what in the changing Arctic waters, causing some experts to worry about potential trouble in the region.    Others point to a long history of cooperation among the Arctic countries and urge America to deepen its many common interests with all of our northern neighbors.  Either way, Russia’s presence in the Arctic involves new challenges for U.S. foreign policy, requiring Americans to make some difficult decisions about our national priorities.
About the speaker: Dr. Paul Holman is a Visiting Professor of International Relations for the University of Maine, Orono, serving concurrently as an Adjunct Professor at the Naval War College. He co-edited a number of books including the multi-volume series Fundamentals of Force Planning, and Ethnic Nationalism and Regional Conflict.

This presentation is hosted by the Rockland Public Library and offered as a free community event in in anticipation of the 28th Annual Camden Conference: Russia Resurgent, February 20-22, 2015.

The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org, email info@camdenconference.org, or call 207-236-1034.



Last Man Standing “Mike Advises Mandy” Airs Tonight, Friday October 31st

MIKE TRIES TO GIVE MANDY BUSINESS ADVICE, BUT SHE DECIDES TO DO
THINGS HER WAY, ON “LAST MAN STANDING”

Mike offers Mandy advice on how to set aside money to pay the taxes on her struggling online clothing business. But she decides to do it her way – by opening up a pop up store at Bud’s Buds, on “Last Man Standing,” tonight, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

“Mike Advises Mandy” was written by Ed Yeager and directed by John Pasquin.

Guest starring are Robert Forster as Bud, Carla Jimenez as Blanca, Tiffany-Denist Turner as female

Hailee Steinfeld Attends BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards

Beverly Hills, California - Seventeen year old year old actress Hailee Steinfeld looked beautiful wearing orange dress with black high heels to the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America and United Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 30, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Hailee Steinfeld born December 11, 1996 is an American actress.

Camden Public Library Events November 6 through November 20

Thursday, November 6

Camden Library Coffeehouse features John Roberts and Debra Cowan, 7:00 pm. Roberts and Cowan are at the heart of traditional music in New England; they share an enthusiasm and passion for old songs and ballads, as well as a ripping good yarn now and then. Admission is only $8/$7 for students and seniors, for what promises to be a wonderful evening.


Sunday, November 9

Classical Music discussion at the Camden Public Library, 2:00 pm -- Chester Blake will discuss the library’s new Blake Collection of Classical Music and Opera, collected over the last 50 years. Blake will also select a personal “Desert Island Baker’s Dozen” of notable recordings from the collection to present at the talk.


Monday, November 10

Consultant pharmacist Tanya Kibler will speak on “Bio-identical Hormone Therapy” at noon at the Camden Public Library at the monthly Wellness Brown Bag Lunch, co-hosted by the library and Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine. Come learn how your body’s own natural hormones can keep you healthy and youthful.


Thursday, November 13

Anthony Antolini will speak on “The Russian Orthodox Church Today” at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library as part of the Camden Conference Community Events series. The Russian Orthodox Church today represents a far more powerful force in Russian society than it has in over a century.


Saturday, November 15

Indoor Book Sale to benefit the Camden Public Library, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the library, featuring hundreds of hardcover fiction books and paperbacks, cookbooks galore, and of course a heavy dose of marine books, history books, self-help books, and current topics.

Saturday, November 15

Maine children’s author Kate Egan and magician Mike Lane will present a special free show, reading, and book signing, 1:00 pm in the Reading Room of the Camden Public Library, co-hosted by the Owl & Turtle Bookstore. There will be books available for sale and signing. Join us in celebrating the magic of books and enjoy the magic show! All ages welcome.



Sunday, November 16

Indoor Book Sale continues at the Camden Public Library, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.


Tuesday, November 18

Regular meeting of the Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group, 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. This month’s topic is on the relationship between science and philosophy.

Seth Sherwood of TD Bank will give a financial literacy presentation on “Applying for Financing” for business owners and those who are interested in starting a business, 6:30 pm at the Camden Public Library. The presentation will be in the second floor meeting room and is free.

Hanlon Kelly presents “What Is Restorative Justice?” at 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast promotes fundamental change in the justice system and schools, seeking renewal and safety for the community, support and healing for victims, and accountability and reintegration of the offender.


Thursday, November 20

The Midcoast Audubon Society presents Nick Record on “40 Years of Change in the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem,” 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. Record, a Maine native working at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, defines himself as a “computational ocean ecologist.”


"Let your dreams take flight."

“Blake Collection of Classical Music and Opera”

“Blake Collection of Classical Music and Opera” November 9

Chester Blake will discuss the Library’s new Blake Collection of Classical Music and Opera in a talk on Sunday, November 9, at 2:00 pm in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. The collection is being created in memory of his wife Nancy. Mr. Blake has been passionate about collecting classical music and opera recordings for over 50 years; he retired to the mid-coast 12 years ago from New York City. The collection, featuring over 40 composers, currently includes over 140 CDs, DVDs, and books. Mr. Blake will also select a personal “Desert Island Baker’s Dozen” of notable recordings from the collection to present at the talk.



Emma Watson Attends BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, Honoree

Beverly Hills, California - Twenty four year old actress Emma Watson looked beautiful wearing black pants, white top with black high heels to the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America and United Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 30, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

Emma Watson was an honoree who won the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson born April 15th, 1990 is an English actress and model. She rose to

"Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Rockland" by Doug Mills
Rockland Maine home port to some of the oldest tall ships in America. [07-16-2010]




Katherine McNamara Hits RADiUS-TWC's "Horns" Los Angeles Premiere

Hollywood, California - Eighteen year old 'Happyland' star Katherine McNamara looked gorgeous wearing a green strapless dress as she hits the Los Angeles premiere of RADiUS-TWC's 'Horns' at ArcLight Hollywood on October 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Katherine McNamara is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing the role of Myra Santelli in the Disney Channel original movie Girl vs. Monster. She stars in the new MTV series 'Happyland' which premiered on MTV, September 30th.

Sabrina Carpenter Hits RADiUS-TWC's "Horns" Los Angeles Premiere

Hollywood, California - Fifteen year old 'Girl Meets World' star and singer Sabrina Carpenter looked simply beautiful wearing a blue dress, white tights and black high heels as she hits the Los Angeles premiere of RADiUS-TWC's 'Horns' at ArcLight Hollywood on October 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California.

Sabrina Carpenter is a wonderful singer and actress who plays Maya Hart in the Disney Channel
series 'Girl Meets World'.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of DDG 115, Starts Fabrication on DDG 118‏

Bath, Maine - This week, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated two milestone events for the Arleigh Burke-class program. On October 30, Bath Iron Works held a keel laying ceremony for the Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), the company's 35th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer.

The ship is named for Sgt. Rafael Peralta, U.S. Marine Corps, who was deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was killed November 15, 2004, during the Second Battle of Fallujah in house-to-house urban combat at the age of 25.

Sgt. Peralta's mother, Rosa Peralta, and his sisters, Icela Peralta Donald and Karen Peralta, authenticated the keel at Bath Iron Works on October 30. Rosa Peralta is the ship's sponsor.

A special steel plate containing the initials of Rosa Peralta, Icela Peralta Donald, Karen Peralta and

Big Trek/Little Trek Program Kicks Off

Thomaston, Maine - Trekkers has begun the tenth year of Big Trek/Little Trek, an afterschool mentoring program that pairs high school students with 3rd and 4th grade students from St. George School and Lura Libby School. This year, twelve students from Oceanside High School are participating as “Bigs” for the fall session of the program. Prior to the program’s start, all of the “Bigs” participated in an hour-long training to prepare them for their role. For some, this program is their first experience as a mentor. They will now meet one hour a week in Big Trek/Little Trek pairs.

The students will participate in a variety of activities together, both one-on-one and in large group settings. They will spend time being active on the school playground, playing basketball, playing board games or doing arts and crafts together. In addition to enjoying the weekly activities, the “Littles” will receive encouragement from a positive role model while the “Bigs” develop leadership skills and gain an appreciation for giving back to their community.

Keeping true to the Trekkers’ mission, Big Trek/Little Trek builds relationships and continues a

Governor to Exercise the Full Extent of His Authority to Protect Public Health and Safety‏

AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Paul R. LePage announced today that negotiations with a healthcare worker who had been quarantined in New Jersey and is now in Fort Kent have failed despite repeated efforts by State officials to work with the individual.

Since the arrival of a healthcare worker to the State of Maine, State health officials have worked diligently and tirelessly to address the safety and needs of the individual healthcare worker and all Mainers.

The Governor’s chief legal counsel together with the Attorney General was in hours of negotiation Wednesday in an attempt to reach agreement on how healthcare workers in Maine should meet the CDC guidelines for those in the “some risk” category. That category includes anyone who has had direct exposure to persons infected with Ebola within a 21-day incubation period. The agreement sought to identify how healthcare workers should conduct themselves, given the threat of exposure to the public, should symptoms develop.

“I was ready and willing—and remain ready and willing—to reasonably address the needs of

Quvenzhane Wallis Hits Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opening Night Party

Los Angeles, California - Eleven year old actress Quvenzhane Wallis looked cute as she hits Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opening Night Party Co-hosted By Target on October 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Quvenzhané Wallis born August 28, 2003 is an African-American child actress and singer. She is known for her leading role as Hushpuppy in the critically acclaimed drama film Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), for which she became the youngest actress ever to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Katherine McNamara Hits Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opening Night Party

Los Angeles, California - Eighteen year old 'Happyland' star Katherine McNamara looked beautiful wearing a black and white dress with black high heels as she hits Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opening Night Party Co-hosted By Target on October 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Katherine McNamara is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing the role of Myra Santelli in the Disney Channel original movie Girl vs. Monster. She stars in the new MTV series 'Happyland' which premiered on MTV, September 30th.

Olivia Holt Hits Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opening Night Party

Los Angeles, California - Sixteen year old 'I Didn't Do It' star Olivia Holt looked adorable as she hits Hello Kitty Con 2014 Opening Night Party Co-hosted By Target on October 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Olivia Hastings Holt 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. Currently, she stars in 'I Didn't Do It' as Lindy Watson.

Portland Issues RFI for Citywide Bike Sharing System

PORTLAND, Maine – The City of Portland’s Planning & Urban Development department is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) for bike share vendors interested in working with the City to help bring a citywide bike sharing system to town. The City is interested in gathering information and non-binding cost estimates for launching a bike share program that would serve all of the members of the Portland community, including residents, employees, commuters, tourists and other visitors, businesses, and students.

Building on its earlier work on the issue, the City would like to move the process forward in an efficient and deliberate way. As the bike sharing industry grows and changes, options for technology, organizational structures, and business models have become more varied. This RFI seeks to clarify the options for bringing a bike share system to fruition in the city of Portland.

The intent of this RFI is to collect company information, estimates for capital and operations costs,

The Constellation Gallery puts out an extended “Call for Art” to bring in artists from all corners of Maine

Portland, Maine - MAC invites any artist from Maine a chance to exhibit “Miniatures”

The Constellation Gallery, home of the Maine Artist Collective (MAC), has put out a “Call for Art” throughout the great state of Maine for the upcoming Miniatures Show from November 21st to January 27th.

Artists will have the opportunity to show downtown Portland from November until January, during two art walks with receptions — one on December 5th and the other on January 2nd.

The “Miniatures Show” comes during the holiday season making affordable art the perfect gift to enhance any home.

"Mini art pieces make great gifts for the holidays and the Constellation Gallery will feature artist with works 11x14 or smaller," said David Marshall, MAC’s President and Portland City Councilor. “We’re exciting about reviewing all they new artwork that will be submitted.”

Maine based artist can submit their creations, in any media, as long as the work measures 11 x 14

Wildlands Wreath Workshop Nov. 16

Orland, Maine - Making your own holiday wreath is fun and easy! Join Connie Tuller to find and cut balsam fir tips, then make your own fragrant wreath, Sunday, November 16 from 1-3 pm. Meet at the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands South Gate on Rte. 1 (near Rte. 176 intersection), dress warmly, bring clippers and gloves, and some decorations for your wreath if you wish. Forms and wire will be provided. In case of inclement or cold weather, we’ll pre-cut tips and hold the workshop indoors at Craig Brook Nat’l Fish Hatchery. Please pre-register with Connie at 223-5039 or farmconn@aol.com. Ages 8 and up are welcome. Sponsored by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.

Portland Ovations Presents An Evening with Ira Glass at Merrill Auditorium

Portland, Maine - Portland Ovations brings This American Life host and National Public Radio icon Ira Glass back to Merrill Auditorium on Saturday, November 8th at 8pm.

Ira Glass has won all of the major broadcasting awards, he has 2.1 million weekly listeners and the most popular podcast in the country. With This American Life, he blurs the lines between journalism, documentary and fiction to create something wholly original, thought provoking and humorous. As it approaches its twentieth year, join Glass for a fascinating evening of insight into the cultural force and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, and how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism beyond its taditional boundaries. Combining his distinct narration with taped segments, Glass recreates the sound and feel of the show live onstage for the audience to experience.

Tickets for Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass range from $27 to $45 for Ovations' Members and $30-$50 for the general public.. To purchase tickets, visit www.portlandovations.org call PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or visit the box office window at Merrill Auditorium.

Support for An Evening with Ira Glass is provided by show sponsor OceanView at Falmouth with media support from The Portland Phoenix and MPBN.

Art Exhibit: Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music

Blue Hill, Maine - During the month of November, the Blue Hill Public Library will be hosting an exhibit by Ellsworth artist Jessica Harris, Artfully Orchestrated: Illustrations on Vintage Sheet Music. The exhibit consists of original ink and watercolor illustrations of animals, birds, plants, and garden fairies on vintage music sheets. According to Jessica, her goal is that the “lyrics and artwork work in unison, creating a collective dynamic between art and music.”

Jessica Harris, a self-taught Maine artist residing in Ellsworth, has been drawing, painting, and creating jewelry and accessories since she was a small child growing up in nearby Mariaville, often using found objects. Her influences include nature, food, travels, the imaginary, and the people she meets.  Revealed throughout her creations are her fine aesthetic sense and eye for color and detail.

Jessica has been a featured artist in both Tarantine Magazine (2012) and The University of Maine’s Stolen Island Journal (2013). In 2007, she illustrated the Trenton Historical Society’s cookbook, Cooking with Character and most recently illustrated for Memoirs of a Mad Inn Keeper; The Muffin Recipes Revealed (2014). She has attended Haystack School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine (2012 and 2014), and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore (2013).

The exhibit will be available for viewing during library hours starting Monday November 3rd. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.

Jim Witherell speaks about his new book “Ed Muskie: Made in Maine”

Wednesday, November 5th at noon
in the Rines Auditorium
Portland, Maine - This insightful biography covers the life and career of Edmund "Ed" Muskie, from his childhood in Rumford, Maine, to his years as the governor of Maine. Born in a paper mill town in Maine's western foothills, Muskie was one of six children of a Polish immigrant and a Polish-American mother whose English was worse than her husband's. His arc through his formative years was singular and unpredictable, an American story that looks plausible only in hindsight.

About the author
Jim Witherell, an historian from Lewiston, Maine, is also a master Maine Guide and the creator of hiking maps for Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park. Also an avid cyclist, he is the author of Bicycle History as well as L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company.  Join us to hear Jim share his knowledge, ask your questions and get your books signed!

"Morning At The Dock" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Morning At The Dock" by Doug Mills
Schooners Heritage and Isaac H. Evans at the dock of North End Shipyard in Rockland Maine.  [04-17-2012]




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SEA DOGS ANNOUNCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR EASTERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME

Tickets Go on Sale on Saturday, November 1st

Portland, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs have announced a preliminary schedule of events for the 2015 Sullivan Tire Eastern League All-Star Classic to be played at Hadlock Field on Wednesday, July 15th.  The event will include autograph sessions, home run derby, and the Eastern League All-Star Game.  Tickets for the game will go on sale on Saturday, November 1st at 9:00 AM at the Hadlock Field ticket office.  Phone and internet sales will start at 12:00 noon.

Gates to the ballpark will open at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15th for the Sullivan Tire Eastern League All-Star Classic.  The Western Division All-Stars will hold an autograph session from 3:00 PM to 3:35 PM, followed by the Eastern Division All-Stars from 4:00 PM to 4:35 PM.  At 5:15 PM the top sluggers from each division will compete in a home run derby.  The All-Star Game is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM.

Tickets for the Sullivan Tire Eastern League All-Star Classic include admission to all of the events

Video: Camden Hills v Belfast Field Hockey Semifinals

Rockport Maine- This semifinal match up was a tough, hard fought game as both teams kept things scoreless. Belfast player Kylie Nelson was able to send a ball off, into the net. This score from Kylie allowed Belfast to win the semifinal game against Camden Hills 1-0. Next Belfast field hockey team stop is the Eastern Maine Regionals in Hampden, Maine on October 30th, 2014 against Gardiner at 5:30pm.

Dramatic Repertory Company presents the Maine Premiere of A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill

Dramatic Repertory Company 
presents the Maine Premiere of 
A NUMBER 
by Caryl Churchill 
November 14 - 22, 2014 
7 Performances Only! 
at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre 
517 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine - Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) launches its 2014-2015 season - A Year of the Woman Playwright - with the Maine Premiere of A Number by Caryl Churchill. The show will run for 7 performances only in Portland, November 14 - 22, 2014 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theatre, 517 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine.

The cast of A Number features Corey M. Gagne (PSC's Brighton Beach Memoirs, DRC's
Equivocation) and Charles Michael Howard* (AIRE's Someone Who'll Watch Over Me). The
show is directed by Daniel Burson (Penobscot Theatre's One Blue Tarp, DRC's Swimming in
the Shallows).

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

The influential and seminal Caryl Churchill has been hailed by Tony Kushner (Angels In America)

Portland Travel Advisory: Street Closures in Place for Tomorrow's Presidential Visit

Park Avenue to be closed from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Portland, Maine - Street closures will be in effect tomorrow (October 30) afternoon along Park Avenue for President Barack Obama's visit to Portland. Park Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Deering Avenue to St. John Street from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Foot traffic along that stretch may be limited during portions of the closure. Parking for the event is extremely limited. Ticketed attendees should park elsewhere and walk to the building.

Trekkers’ “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction on November 8

Trekkers’ “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction will take place on November 8 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
Owls Head, Maine - Trekkers has collected more than $50,000 worth of donated items for the “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction Event on Saturday, November 8th at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. This year’s event will feature many one-of-a-kind items during both the silent and live auction components, along with an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet and entertainment by comedian Bucky Lewis. All proceeds from this fundraising event will directly benefit Trekkers’ students.

Among the hundreds of items that are up for bid are a sailing adventure on the Schooner J&E Riggin,

Black-ish "The Prank King" Airs Tonight, Wednesday, October 29th

Dre fears his holiday fun will be ruined when the older kids balk at the glorious Johnson Halloween tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other, on “black-ish,” tonight, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

'black-ish' stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson and special guest star, Laurence Fishburne.

Guest starring are Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens, Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Jeff Meacham as Josh and Jacob Kemp as Kris.

"The Prank King" was written by Lindsey Shockley and directed by Matt Sohn.

Photos Credit: ABC

Eliot Cutler: Vote With Your Conscience

Portland, Maine - Independent Eliot Cutler running to be Maine's next governor held a press conference at his campaign headquarters in Portland, Maine.

Eliot said the following during his press conference this morning.

I ran for governor four years ago because I believed that I had ideas, skills and experience that could help move Maine forward.  Ours was a positive, issues-based campaign where we treated Maine voters like adults. 

Despite all the polls, pundits and partisan naysayers, we almost made it. 

Four years later – after more continuous economic decline and more bitterly divisive politics in Augusta – I saw another chance to make a difference.  And I have tried as before to run a positive campaign and to approach Maine voters as adult citizens in a free and open democracy.

When I conceded to Paul LePage on the morning

Governor LePage Issues Statement About Healthcare Worker in Fort Kent Who Worked in West Africa

AUGUSTA, Maine – Governor Paul R. LePage issued a statement Wednesday morning about a healthcare worker who had been quarantined in New Jersey and is now in Fort Kent still under voluntary quarantine.

“We commend all healthcare workers for their humanitarian work in West Africa and other regions in the world, and we are proud that Americans are always ready to help others,” said Governor LePage. “However, the healthcare worker who is in Fort Kent has been unwilling to follow the protocols set forth by the Maine CDC and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control for medical workers who have been in contact with Ebola patients.”

“We hoped that the healthcare worker would voluntarily comply with these protocols, but

The Goldbergs "Family Takes Care of Beverly" Airs Tonight, Wednesday, October 29th

When Pops accidentally starts a fire in his apartment during a Halloween party, he’s evicted and Beverly invites him to move into the Goldbergs’ home. Pops’ wild lifestyle is soon too much for the family to handle and they decide to look into other options.  Meanwhile, Barry stops Erica from eating Pop Rocks candy with soda, since according to urban legend, the combination would kill her. Since he “saves” her, Barry wants something in return from Erica, on “The Goldbergs,” tonight, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“The Goldbergs” stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Bridesmaids”) as Beverly Goldberg, Patton

The Middle "Halloween V" Airs Tonight, Wednesday, October 29th

HALLOWEEN FINDS FRANKIE AND MIKE A BIT SPOOKED AFTER LEARNING THAT BRICK HAS INVITED A GIRL OVER TO THE HOUSE JUST TO HANG WITH HIM, AND SUE ATTEMPTS TO PUT TOGETHER A PUMPKIN PATCH SCREENING OF A HOLIDAY CLASSIC TO HELP SUPPLEMENT

HER COLLEGE FUND, ON ABC’S “THE MIDDLE”
It's Halloween night, and Frankie and Mike are stunned – and a bit scared -- to learn that Brick has invited a girl over to the house just to hang with him. Meanwhile, to help supplement her college fund, Sue attempts to put together a pumpkin patch screening of the animated classic, “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and Axl reluctantly goes to the library to write a history paper and ironically gets locked inside after staying past closing hours, on “The Middle,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden

Modern Family “Halloween 3: AwesomeLand” Airs Tonight, Wednesday, October 29th

CLAIRE LETS PHIL TAKE CHARGE OF HALLOWEEN THIS YEAR, BUT WILL THE
HALLOWEEN SPIRIT BE TOO MUCH FOR HER TO RESIST? ON ABC’S “MODERN FAMILY”

Guest Stars Steve Zahn (“Treme”) and Andrea Anders (“Better Off Ted”)
Return as the Dunphy’s Neighbors
Even though Halloween is Claire’s holiday, she allows Phil to take over this year so instead of her usual fright-fest theme, he decides to turn the house into AwesomeLand! Gloria picks out Princess Fiona and Shrek costumes for her and Jay but Jay decides he wants to be Prince Charming complete with a full head of gorgeous hair, and with the hair comes a new sense of confidence. Elsewhere, Cameron gets overwhelmed by the day’s activities and Mitchell has closing arguments for a huge case, and it doesn’t help that the stenographer is dressed like a spider, on “Modern Family,” tonight, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

“Modern Family” stars Ed O’Neill as Jay, Julie Bowen as

Nashville “Nobody Said It Was Going to be Easy” Airs Tonight, Wednesday, October 29th

JULIETTE BRAVELY FACES HER NEW REALITY AND THE CMA AWARD NOMINATIONS
ARE ANNOUNCED, PITTING RAYNA AGAINST LUKE, ON “NASHVILLE” ON ABC
Sara Evans, Robin Roberts and Amy Robach Guest Star as Themselves
After a health scare, Juliette decides to ask Avery if he wants to be a part of her life as the baby’s father. Then, Gunnar deals with some recent life changing news and seeks advice from Scarlett. Meanwhile, Rayna sweeps the nominations for the CMA Awards but is up against her fiancé Luke for the most prized “Entertainer of the Year” category. Her glory is abruptly interrupted when she finds out Maddie and Daphne have been misbehaving back at home. While out on tour, Deacon finds his purpose in music thanks to the help of Pam, a backup singer in Luke’s band and country music star Sara Evans guest stars as herself, performing “Put My Heart Down” with Luke. Later, Scarlett befriends an unlikely new friend, on “Nashville,” tonight, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare

Zendaya Visits Alfred E. Smith Elementary Students (Photos Included)

New York City, New York - Beautiful eighteen year old actress, dancer, singer and UNICEF Trick-Or-Treat spokesperson Zendaya Coleman took time on Tuesday, October 28th to visit students at Alfred E. Smith Elementary in New York City, New York.

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known simply as Zendaya, is an American teen actress, singer and dancer.

Belfast Advances To Eastern Maine Field Hockey Regional, Defeats Camden Hills

Rockport, Maine - What a ride for the girls of the Belfast field hockey team as they traveled to Camden Hills for the semifinals. The semifinals were held at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport, Maine on October 28th, 2014.

This semifinal match up was a tough, hard fought game as both teams kept things scoreless. Belfast player Kylie Neslon was able to send a ball off, into the net. This score from Kylie allowed Belfast to win the semifinal game against Camden Hills 1-0. Next Belfast field hockey team stop is the Eastern Maine Regionals in Hampden, Maine on October 30th, 2014 against Gardiner at 5:30pm.

Despite Camden Hills not winning, they still played a hard fought and tough field hockey semifinals.