Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Field Hockey: Husson opens season tonight‏

New England (0-0) at Husson (0-0)
Wednesday, Sept. 2 - 7 p.m. ET
Bangor, Maine - Winkin Sports Complex
Live Video, Audio and Stats: HussonEagles.com
Talent: Caitlin Burchill
Twitter: @HussonEagles

All-time series: Husson trails 3-5 (lost 1)
BANGOR, Maine - Husson hosts New England (Maine) on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. ET start time at Winkin Sports Complex in the season opener for both squads.

Fans can follow the game through via live video, audio and statistics online and through updates on

Cat Deeley & Busy Phillips Attends The A List 15th Anniversary Party

Beverly Hills, California - Actresses Cat Deeley and Busy Phillips looked lovely as they step out on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 to attend The A List 15th Anniversary Party held in Beverly Hills, California.

Catherine Elizabeth "Cat" Deeley is an English television presenter, actress, singer and model.

Elizabeth Jean "Busy" Philipps, is an American actress, known for her supporting roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks and Dawson's Creek.

Emmanuelle Chriqui Attends The A List 15th Anniversary Party

Beverly Hills, California - Thirty seven year old actress Emmanuelle Chriqui looked beautiful wearing a black and white outfit as she steps out on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 to attend The A List 15th Anniversary Party held in Beverly Hills, California.

Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is best known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' Full Cast Revealed During GMA

“Dancing with the Stars” Returns with a 2-night Premiere Live on
Monday, September 14 8:00-10:01 p.m., ET and Tuesday September 15 9:00-11:01 p.m., ET

The celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This 21st season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes three platinum-certified music super stars, an Academy Award® nominee, a Triple Crown winner, an American Hero, and our first ever married couple, to name a few.

As announced this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the celebrities with their professional partners heading to the ballroom this season (in alphabetical order) are:  

  • Alek Skarlatos partnered with Lindsay Arnold
  • Alexa PenaVega partnered with Mark Ballas
  • Andy Grammer partnered with Allison Holker
  • Bindi Irwin partnered with Derek Hough
  • Carlos PenaVega partnered with Witney Carson

"Reflections" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Reflections" by Doug Mills
Reflections of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.




Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Patriots Tackle Nate Solder Receives 2015 Ron Burton Community Service Award

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – At Tuesday evening’s Patriots Premiere on the field at Gillette Stadium, Patriots tackle Nate Solder became the 13th player to receive the New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award.

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft presented Solder with the award, which is named in honor of the late Ron Burton, the first player drafted by the team and a community leader whose widespread charitable work was a model for how a Patriots player can make an impact off the field.

“Nate has been a wonderful person to get to know over the last four seasons,” said Kraft. “Time and time again, he has not only proved his diligence on the field, but his work ethic and character has shined brightly off the field as well, as he has been a tireless volunteer in the community. His devotion to helping others and countless hours of volunteerism is remarkable and worthy of this recognition.”

Solder joined the Patriots as a first round draft pick out of Colorado in 2011 and played in all 16 games with 13 starts as a rookie, with 11 of those starts at right tackle and two as a tackle-eligible tight end. He was moved to left tackle during his second season and has been a starter at that spot over the last three seasons.

He began his college career as a tight end before converting to the offensive line during his sophomore season. His receiving skills were showcased last year during the AFC Championship Game when he recorded his first NFL reception - a 16-yard touchdown pass from QB Tom Brady in the Patriots’ 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Solder joins a select group of Patriots players to receive the Ron Burton Award. Past recipients are Devin McCourty (2014), Matthew Slater (2013), Zoltan Mesko (2012), Jerod Mayo (2011), Vince Wilfork (2010), Kevin Faulk (2009), Larry Izzo (2008), Ty Warren (2007), Jarvis Green (2006), Matt Light (2005), Troy Brown (2004) and Joe Andruzzi (2003).

'Dogs fall to the 'Cats 5-2 on Tuesday night

Jordan Weems with his first Double-A homer
Manchester, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (65-68) scored four times in the seventh inning and earned a 5-2 victory over the Sea Dogs (50-86) over the Sea Dogs (50-86) on Tuesday night  at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Emilio Guerrero delivered a two-run single off of Simon Mercedes (L, 3-3) to give the Fisher Cats a 3-2 lead.  Later in the inning, Jorge Flores and KC Hobson each added RBI singles to extend the New Hampshire lead to 5-2.  It was the second straight night the Fisher Cats scored multiple runs late and Portland's third straight game with a blown save.

The Fisher Cats took the early lead on back-to-back two-out doubles by Dwight Smith Jr. and K.C. Hobson to take a 1-0 lead in the first.  Portland responded in the sixth on a two-out RBI single by Keury De La Cruz to tie the game at one.  Jordan Weems led off the seventh with a solo home run off of Austin Bibens-Dirkx (W, 6-8) to make it 2-1 Sea Dogs.

Bibens-Dirkx still earned the win thanks to New Hampshire's three-run seventh, he allowed two earned runs on seven hits in seven innings and threw a season-high 112 pitches.  Mike McCarthy had no decision but threw a quality start, allowing just one earned run on six hits in six innings while walking one and striking out three.

The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) continue their four-game series on Wednesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.  RHP Aaron Wilkerson (3-1, 3.03) seeks his fourth straight win for Portland. RHP Taylor Cole (6-10, 4.24) makes the start for New Hampshire.  Radio coverage begins live on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network at 6:15 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.

NCAA M. SOCCER: Monks and Huskies Duel to 1-1 Stalemate in Season Opener‏

Standish, Maine - Saint Joseph’s College (0-0-1) opened the 2015 season with a 1-1 deadlock versus University of Southern Maine (0-0-1) at Westerlea Way Field on Tuesday evening. Freshman forward Brett Mattos (Mahopac, N.Y.) netted his first collegiate goal, off an Austin Bell (Gorham, Maine) pass, in the 62nd minute to tie the game, which ended nearly 60 minutes later in a 1-1 tie.

The Huskies struck first, as freshman forward Jonathan Bobe (Portland, Maine) redirected a corner kick with a header past Monks’ senior keeper Scott Benner (Post Falls, Idaho) with 4:28 left in the first half. Senior midfielder Adam Simpson (Scarborough, Maine), who sent the ball in the box on the right corner, was credited with an assist on the play.

After a lackluster first half, the Monks kicked off the second stanza with much improved pace and sustained the effort for the remainder of the contest. Junior midfielder Johnny Thomas (Boston, Mass.) led the performance with multiple scoring chances over the first 15 minutes of the latter half, including a wide-angle shot that clanged off the left post in the 52nd minute.

Saint Joseph’s finally hit pay dirt in the 62nd minute when Bell sent a free kick into the box, finding

Men’s Soccer Stumbles Against UNE in Season Opener

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy men's soccer fell to the University of New England on Tuesday night, 2-1 at Ritchie Field in non-conference action.

Jonathan Reeks (Bedford, N.H.) put the Mariners up 1-0 when he headed in a header from Kyle Haslam (Lamoine, Maine) on a Bryan Soucy (Windham, Maine) corner kick. The Mariners took the 1-0 lead into the half.

The Nor'Easters turned on their offense to rally in the second half, with goals from Erik Holmqvist to tie the game at 1-1 in the 51st minute, and Dan Good in the 60th minute to take the lead. 

Elijah Leverett picked up the win in net for UNE, stopping four shots, while Joshua Reeks (Bedford, N.H.) stopped two shots in net for the Mariners. 

Maine Maritime (0-1) returns to action this Friday, September 4 when they travel to Maine-Fort Kent for a non-conference match. UNE (1-0) hosts Saint Joseph's College of Maine also on Friday.

Mariners Win Season Opener in Thrilling Fashion

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's soccer picked up a thrilling, season-opening victory over Gordon College on Tuesday night, as Susana DeFrank (Temecula, Calif.) headed-in the winning goal in overtime at Ritchie Field.

Mariner keeper Maggie McConkey (Fryeburg, Maine) was tested early in net, coming up with a leaping save with 29 minutes remaining in the first half, on a shot from Jill Kefalas to keep the game scoreless. 

Makayla Lewis (Purcellville, Va.) opened up the scoring for Maine Maritime in the 39th minute when she broke away on a pass from Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) and found the back of the net past Gordon keeper, McKenzie Dion. 

The Mariners hung onto their lead until the 57th minute when Gordon's Kaelyn Silveira beat the outstretched McConkey on a second chance rebound opportunity, to tie it at 1-1.

The two teams remained even, sending the match into overtime until the 94th minute when Morgan Libby's (Brunswick, Maine) free kick rebounded off of Dion's hands and DeFrank headed it in, sending the Mariners to victory in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

McConkey earned the win in net for the Mariners, stopping six shots, while Dion recorded three saves in net for Gordon. DeFrank led Maine Maritime Academy's offensive attack with three shots on goal. 

The Mariners (1-0) return to action on Sunday, September 6, when they host Maine-Fort Kent at 2:00 PM. The Fighting Scots (0-1) host Emerson College on Saturday. 

VB: Husson wins 14th-straight match against Unity‏

BANGOR, Maine - Nia Arranaga posted six service aces and dished out 13 assists Tuesday, helping Husson defeat Unity (Maine), a USCAA Division II member, in three games by scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-12 in the season opener for both squads. The Eagles win their 14th-straight match against the Rams.
"The girls played really well tonight," Eagles' coach Jodie Fairbank said." We have a very deep bench and can turn to anyone to come in and be productive."

Husson (1-0) scored the first four points of game one and never looked back in the set. A Lindsay Chapman kill gave the Green and Gold a 10-5 edge. The lead swelled to double digits for the first time at 18-8 following a Chapman service ace. An attack error by Emily MacDonald of Unity (0-1) gave the Eagles an eight-point, first game victory.

A Chapman service ace followed by an attack error from Jackie Collins gave the Eagles a 5-1 edge to start game two. Two Jazmyn Atteberry service aces highlighted a brief 4-0 run for the Rams to give them their first lead of the game, 6-5. However, back-to-back kills by Kristen Atwood put the Eagles ahead for good, as the home team tallied 13 of the next 16 points, including six-straight to end the spurt. A Bailey Cote kill made the score 20-10 in favor of the Green and Gold, and a Sarah Wilson kill ended the set.

Unity staked to a 4-0 edge in the final set, but Husson battled back to score five of the next six points and tie the affair on an attack error by Lindsey Morris. After a MacDonald kill made the score 6-5, Fairbank's team rolled off eight-straight points, including three-straight Arranaga service aces, who had four during the run. An Atwood kill put Husson ahead 13-6. A Cote spike increased the Eagles' edge to 20-10. After the Rams scored the next two points, Fairbank's bunch answered with five straight to end the match.
Cote led all players with nine kills. Atwood and Chapman each had six kills, while Kaitlyn Woods recorded five. Wilson pumped out 21 digs, and Chapman added 13. Marissa Johnson netted 15 assists.
"Bailey was hitting and blocking really well tonight and worked well with her setters," Fairbank commented. "Lindsay came back strong (after missing most of 2014 with an injury) both defensively and making smart offensive decisions. We also had strong defense from our libero Sarah."

The Eagles tallied 12 service aces.

Jackie Collins had 13 digs in the loss. Angel Buffington totaled 13 assists.

Husson hosts Maine at Presque Isle on the first day of the Husson Invitational. First serve inside Newman Gymnasium is set for 6 p.m. ET.

MSOC: Husson holds off Suffolk, 3-2, in season opener‏

East Boston, Massachusetts -  Husson jumped out to a three-goal lead before holding off a late charge by Suffolk (Mass.) for a 3-2 win Tuesday afternoon at James A. Sartori Stadium at East Boston Memorial Park in the season opener for both teams. The win gives head coach Jeff Gettler the 50th of his career with the Eagles.

The Rams (0-1) controlled the pace of play early, but it was the Eagles (1-0) who asserted themselves, combining a stingy defense and pressing attack. Husson fired an early shot on junior Ianis Teixeira, but the attempt was too high, before capitalizing with a shot from senior Phil Frost, who was given the go-ahead pass from sophomore Josh Bellomo, to put the Eagles up 1-0, at the 12:05 minute mark. This goal was the 44th of Frost's career, tying him with Joey Melanson for eighth on the school's all-time list.
The Eagles nearly gave themselves a two-goal cushion just three minutes later as senior Cam Libbey fired a shot, but senior Ben Daniels made a defensive save to keep it a one-goal game. The teams traded shots on target with both goalies turning them away as the Eagles headed into the locker room leading, 1-0. 
After the break, the Husson offense kept its pace, as freshman Ian Lee netted a score off junior Josh Bean's corner thrown in from the left side of the field and to notch his collegiate goal. No more than three minutes ticked off the clock before Lee and Bean teamed up for their second goal of the day. This time, Bean made a corner thrown-in on the right side of the field and Lee was there to pick up the pieces and snuck his second career goal past Teixeira to give the Eagles a commanding 3-0 lead. With the two assist on the day Bean recorded his 20th of his career, tying him with Shane Coffin for thirteenth on the school's all-time list.
Eric Costantini nearly got one back for the Rams, but the junior midfielder's shot flew over the goal post and Suffolk continued to battle from behind. With the clock winding down Suffolk rallied, however, and got things rolling off a good penalty kick by sophomore midfielder Eugenio Ottino at the 68th minute. 
The Rams battled the Eagles for every minute and finally 74th minute mark, Alvin Di a freshman midfielder stormed up the midfield, weaving in and out of players and fired a shot past sophomore goalkeeper Cody Cross to make it a 3-2 game.  
Freshman Jordan Casey pulled Cross out of the net with just over 10 minutes remaining in regulation and had an opportunity to even the game, but sophomore Martin Lindholm made the defensive save to keep the Eagles ahead and seal the win for Husson.
Gettler said of the victory, "It was a great win for guys on the road after a long bus ride. It was a great game to get the guys ready for the weekend versus two fantastic teams."
Husson is back in action Saturday, Sept. 5 when they travel to Babson Park, Mass. to face Babson in 12 p.m. game. Suffolk hits the road for first time on Saturday, Sept. 5 as it visits Pine Manor for a 3 p.m. game.

Patriots make a series of roster moves

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – The New England Patriots announced today that have acquired WR Jalen Saunders in a trade with the New Orleans Saints in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. The team also claimed rookie WR DaVaris Daniels off waivers from Minnesota.

    Additionally, the Patriots placed FB James Develin and rookie DB Darryl Roberts on Injured Reserve, placed LB Dane Fletcher and DL Chris Jones on the PUP/Reserve list and released G Chris Barker and rookie LB D.J. Lynch.

    Saunders, 22, originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (104th overall) of the New York Jets out of Oklahoma in 2014. The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder, played in three games for the Jets before being released on Sept. 29, 2014. While with the Jets, Saunders returned six punts for 26 yards. He then spent time on the practice squads of Arizona and Seattle before being signed by New Orleans to the 53-man roster on Nov. 19, 2014. He played in six games for the Saints and caught one pass for seven yards and returned nine punts for 99 yards and three kickoffs for 139 yards, including a 99-yard return on his first career return.

    Daniels, 22, was originally signed by Minnesota as a rookie free agent out of Notre Dame on May 6, 2015. The 6-foot-1, 201-pounder, was released by Minnesota on Aug. 30, 2015.

    Barker, 25, was claimed off waivers by the Patriots from Miami on Sept. 1, 2013. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent by Miami out of Nevada on May 3, 2013. He played in four games as a rookie in 2013 with the Patriots. Last season, he spent the majority of the year on the New England practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster for a two-game stint in October.

    Lynch, 22, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Bowling Green on June 11, 2015. The 6-foot, 252-pounder, was released on Aug, 1 and re-signed on Aug. 24.



INJURED RESERVE

    Develin, 27, spent part of the 2010 and all of 2011 on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad and most of 2012 on the New England practice squad. The 6-foot-3, 255-pounder, played in all 16 games for the Patriots over the last two seasons. Last year, he played in 16 games with four starts and played in all three postseason games, including Super Bowl XLIX. Develin played as a defensive lineman during his college career at Brown.

    Roberts, 24, was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round (247th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Marshall. The 6-foot, 190-pounder, made 42 starts in his college career, second among cornerbacks in Marshall history.



RESERVE/PUP

    Fletcher, 28, is a veteran of five NFL seasons with New England (2010-13) and Tampa Bay (2014). The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder originally was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Montana State on April 29, 2010. He signed with Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2014. Fletcher has played in 54 NFL games with 10 starts and has 100 total tackles and 4½ sacks in his career.

    Jones, 25, was claimed off waivers and awarded to the Patriots from Tampa Bay on Sept. 11, 2013. The 6-foot-1, 295-pounder, originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (198th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by Houston out of Bowling Green. After being released by Houston, he was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay before being released and claimed by the Patriots. Jones has played in 28 NFL games with 23 starts for the Patriots over the last two seasons and has 83 total tackles and nine sacks.

Art of the Estuary Celebration & Auction Raises $35,187 for KELT‏

Bath, Maine - More than $35,000 was raised to benefit the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) at its first annual Art of the Estuary Celebration & Auction on August 20, 2015. Donations from eight local artists depicting landscapes including scenes from Merrymeeting Bay, Thorne Head, Bonyun Preserve and Days Ferry to name just four, were sold to benefit KELT’s land, stewardship and education programs.

“Everything about the event exceeded expectations: we had a beautiful Maine summer night with Kennebec River views, delicious food and drink, generous artists, sponsors, hosts and guests,” commented Executive Director Carrie Kinne. “To think that we could raise $35,187 in one night to help maintain our nine preserves and to provide funds for our education programs is a testament to the love people have for the natural world that surrounds us. We are grateful.”

Kinne gave special thanks to hosts Jack and Susan Parker and auctioneer Mike Fear, proprietor of

Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine to conduct comprehensive economic impact study of Maine logging industry with support from Farm Credit Northeast and the University of Maine

Augusta, Maine - The Professional Logging Contractors (PLC) of Maine will conduct its first comprehensive economic impact study of Maine’s logging industry over the next year with support from the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program and the University of Maine.

Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement has awarded an $8,000 grant to the PLC to support the study. The remaining balance of $12,000 will be provided through in-kind contributions from the PLC and University of Maine.

“The PLC of Maine is very fortunate to have the support of Farm Credit Northeast for such an ambitious review of the impact of our industry,” said Dana Doran, PLC Executive Director. “This economic impact study will be very important to not only quantifying the economics of logging, but telling a larger story of its importance to the Maine economy.”

While many studies have been conducted to determine the broad impact of the larger forest products

MGOLF: Husson picked second in NAC Preseason Poll‏

WHITINGHAM, Vermont - Husson has been picked to finish second in the 2015 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Golf Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league office announced Tuesday.
The Eagles received 55 total points and three first place votes in the poll. Second-year head coach Mike Dugasis looking to guide his team to its ninth league title in 10 seasons after the program won eight straight from 2006-13.
The men's golf team won three tournaments and finished second in the NAC in 2014. Dugas coached Greg Martin to a NAC individual championship.
Salem State (Mass.) has been selected as the top men's golf team in the poll. The Vikings received a total of 57 points along with four first place votes, while Husson claimed second. Castleton (Vt.) took third with 50 points, and Maine Maritime earned fourth after garnering the remaining first place vote and a total of 39 points. Rounding out the poll were Maine-Farmington in fifth (31 points), Massachusetts-Liberal Arts in sixth (24 points), Green Mountain (Vt.) in seventh (17 points) and Johnson State (N.H.) in eighth (15 points).
The Eagles begin the season with the John Queenan Memorial, hosted by Saint Joseph's (Maine), on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Point Sebago Resort.
2015 NAC Men's Golf  Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank Team
Points (First Place Votes)
1. Salem State
57 (4)
2. Husson
55 (3)
3. Castleton
50
4. Maine Maritime
39 (1)
5. UMaine-Farmington
31
6. MCLA
24
7. Green Mountain
17
8. Johnson State
15

September Programs for Job Seekers at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter

Brunswick, Maine - The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and its partners offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.

"Each CareerCenter offers basic job search workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Contact your local CareerCenter to schedule an assessment or visit mainecareercenter.com to learn about all of our training programs, job fairs and workshops."

The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter in Brunswick continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. For more information on any of the CareerCenters programs, visit www.mainecareercenter.com or call 207-373-4000.

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in

West Commercial Corridor and Martin’s Point Path Redesign: Final Public Workshop Sept. 17

Portland, Maine - On Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM at the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (Myrtle Street entrance), Portland city officials will be asking for feedback on proposals to improve safety and multi-modal connectivity in two diverse areas of the city: the West Commercial Street corridor and an improved bike and pedestrian route from Tukey’s Bridge to the Martin’s Point Bridge.

The schedule for the meeting is as follows:
6:00 - West Commercial Corridor presentation
6:30 - West Commercial Breakout Discussion/Commentary
7:15 - Martin's Point Path Presentation
7:45 - Martin's Point Path Breakout Discussion/Commentary
8:30 - Meeting concludes

This final workshop will introduce specific proposals for these two areas, with opportunities to

King Applauds President’s Call to Increase U.S. Icebreaker Fleet

Since visiting Arctic last year, King has called for U.S. to invest in additional icebreaker capabilities
Machiasport, Maine - U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a founding member of the Senate Arctic Caucus, released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s expected call to increase the U.S. fleet of icebreakers that operate in the Arctic and Antarctic regions:‎

“As human activity in the Arctic grows, so, too, does the need for American leadership,” Senator King said. “A robust national fleet of icebreakers will be central to enhancing our capabilities in the region and positioning the U.S. to play a meaningful role in the responsible stewardship of this new frontier. I welcome the President’s call today and look forward to working with his Administration and members of Congress to see that the appropriate resources are provided to ensure a strong fleet of icebreakers in the years and decades to come.”
According to a New York Times report, President Obama is expected to call today for the U.S. to accelerate its acquisition and building of icebreakers to operate in the Arctic. The U.S. currently only has two fully functional icebreakers.‎ Senator King, who is also a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has repeatedly called for an increase in the number of icebreakers ‎owned and operated by the U.S. Coast Guard.‎ 

Books to Film Night at Lithgow Public Library 9/17‏

Augusta, Maine - This fall and winter, Lithgow Public Library will offer a selection of movies based on short stories and books starting on Thursday, September 17 from 6-8 p.m.  This program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the program room of Lithgow’s temporary quarters at the Ballard Center, 6 E. Chestnut Street in Augusta.


The Books to Films series will show a total of 7 movies starting on September 17 and concluding on December 17. All films are intended for adult audiences.


For more information, call Lithgow Library at 626-2415 or visit lithgow.lib.me.us.

Bayside Transportation Master Plan To Begin - Kickoff Meeting September 15

Portland, Maine - On September 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall (entrance on Myrtle St), the City of Portland will hold the first public workshop for the Bayside Transportation Master Plan Study. The study includes the area bounded by Washington Avenue, Forest Avenue, I-295, and Cumberland Avenue.

The study will build upon and integrate much of the transportation planning work and changing land

Rockland Public Library: September 8~ Talk: Jim Krosschell: Owls Head Revisited‏

Rockland, Maine - Author Jim Krosschell will be at the Rockland Public Library on Tuesday, September 8 at 6:00 PM for a talk about his book Owls Head Revisited and book signing.

Along the coast of Maine, fame and fortune abound; the town of Owls Head has little of either. Its people occupy a gorgeous peninsula in Penobscot Bay but have raised only two-and-a-half tourist attractions. The businesses in town with multiple employees are the general store and two lobster wholesalers. The Town Comprehensive Plan modestly states, “There are no sidewalks in Owls Head.”

For nearly 20 years Jim Krosschell and family used their house in Owls Head as not much more than a vacation spa to recover from the stresses of suburban Massachusetts. But when he retired, with time to explore and think and write, he crossed some kind of line, into much more intimacy with the place. The town is ordinary, except if you walk through its neighborhoods, on ocean shores and country lanes, on points of land, undeveloped woods and saltwater marshes, even through a couple of housing developments, and then Owls Head becomes a place many may seek: magically ordinary, a place of beauty and history, contradictions and community. Over the course of a year, the author visited anew, walking every lane and road in town. The record of these modest walks became a book of enlightenment, Owls Head Revisited.

Author Jim Krosschell has been coming to Maine for 30 years. After a career in science publishing, he began writing much more regularly, and more than 50 journals and magazines have published his personal essays, most of them about Maine (and versions of several of the chapters of this book). He is also President of the Board of Directors, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, in Camden, Maine.

Proceeds from book sales for the evening will benefit the Owls Head Conservation Commission.  

Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. in Rockland. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the Rockland Library, is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 594-0310

Annual Deaf Tea in Hall of Flags Sept. 17

Augusta, Maine - In celebration of Deaf culture, the heritage of American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf literature, art and folklore, Governor Paul R. LePage has issued a proclamation designating the week of Sept. 19 through 25, 2015, as Deaf Culture Week.

"Deaf Culture Week and the annual awards recognize the important contributions members of this community make to Maine," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "I congratulate and thank all of the awardees for their achievements. Their work not only benefits people who are deaf or hard of hearing but also reminds us all of the many ways we can give back."

The Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened will hold its 24th Annual Award Ceremony and Tea on Sept. 17, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hall of Flags at the State House. This year, the commission will present awards in six categories to individuals who have contributed to Deaf culture in Maine. Award recipients are:

**Clifton F. Rodgers Award ~ Lifetime Achievement Award** - John Dunleavy, Rochester, NY

**Ginny Hewes Award ~ Advocate for the Needs of the Deaf

Community Award** - Julie A. Novack, North Berwick

**Special Commendation Award** - Maine Deaf Senior Citizens, Westbrook

**Promoting ASL, Deaf Culture and Deaf People Award** - Catherine J. Lushman, Yarmouth

**Outstanding Citizenship Award** - Karla R. Madore, Westbrook

**Citizenship Youth Award** - Taylor Gagnon, Bridgton

Christine "Coco" Roschaert will give the keynote address. Coco was born Deaf with Usher Syndrome in Canada. She graduated from Gallaudet University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies and now works as an international advocate for DeafBlind rights. She is also a motivational speaker on DeafBlind issues, and her talks include her personal life stories. She has made more than 200 presentations around the world.

The Division of the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Late Deafened, part of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) in the Department of Labor, works to bring about full access to employment, independence and community integration for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

"I encourage employers to diversify their workforce by including people with disabilities," said the Governor. "The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services can facilitate that through vocational rehabilitation, training assistance and advice for employers."

For more information about hiring people with disabilities or identifying job training resources for people with disabilities, visit your local CareerCenter, call 1-855-ALL-HIRE (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or visit http://employmentforme.org .

Land Trust Annual Celebration Features Mushroom Expert

Union, Maine - Georges River Land Trust invites its members and the public to its Annual Celebration on Tuesday, September 15, at the Dennis Easement property in Union. The Dennis Easement is on the edge of the Union farmbelt, an area identified by the Land Trust as a high conservation value focus area. The event host, Christie Dennis, has owned the 214-acre farm for nearly 50 years. It is a mixture of meadows with great views of Sennebec Pond and woodlands that rise up to Appleton Ridge.

At 3 p.m. a short guided walk of the property is offered before convening at 3:30 p.m. for a short business meeting followed by a presentation by our featured speaker, Greg Marley. Greg is a devoted Maine mycologist and loves teaching interested people about the variety of mushroom species right in our backyards. He will give a talk entitled Wild Mushrooms: An Indispensable Friend of Every Forest. After every significant rainfall of the summer and fall, lawns, fields and forests erupt in a wild array of mushrooms of almost every color and shape. We see just the visible tip of the iceberg of growth of underground mycelium that fuels the health of the forest. Among the wild mushrooms are preeminent edibles and those that are deadly poisonous, and many that are neither. Greg will give attendees insight into the fascinating world of fungi!

This event is free and open to the public. Happy hour snacks and beverages will be provided by the Land Trust. Bring a chair if you are able. Call the Land Trust for directions: 594-5166.

Georges River Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) member-supported nonprofit whose mission is to protect the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed through permanent land conservation, stewardship, education, and outdoor experiences. For more information visit www.georgesriver.org, email info@grlt.org, or call (207) 594-5166.

September Programs for Job Seekers at the Skowhegan CareerCenter

Skowhegan, Maine - Maine CareerCenters bring job seekers and employers together. For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Skowhegan CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers in September.

"Each CareerCenter offers basic job search workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Contact your local CareerCenter to schedule an assessment or visit mainecareercenter.com to learn about all of our training programs, job fairs and workshops."

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To learn more, like the Skowhegan CareerCenter on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SkowheganCareercenter. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 474-4950.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing: Tuesday, September 1, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

This workshop provides valuable tips on cover letters, resume writing, the contents and format and

VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES RUMBLE INTO OWLS HEAD

Owls Head, Maine - Antique and vintage motorcycles take center stage at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival and Antique Aeroplane Show on Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6. Owners of pre-1995 motorcycles are encouraged to exhibit and will be admitted free of charge. For the third year running, a special, designated parking area for modern motorcycles will also be set up in the main parking area. The Vintage Motorcycle Meet attracts antique, custom and racing bikes from all over northern New England.

From Harleys and Triumphs to Hondas and BMWs, join us to show off your vintage motorcycle.

Wild By Nature at Rockport Public Library September 9th, 6:30pm‏

Wild By Nature
A presentation of Maine’s nature and wildlife

Wednesday September 9th, 6:30pm at
Rockport Public Library

Rockport, Maine - Presented by Maine wilderness photographer Thomas Szelog and author/speaker Lee Ann Szelog. Interesting, surprising, beautiful, and memorable wildlife and nature photographs and stories exploring Maine's woods and coast, from a typical backyard to Maine’s great north woods.

From living in a lighthouse on the Maine coast to a log cabin in the Maine woods, Lee Ann and Tom Szelog have documented life, human and wild, in two books, the first, Our Point of View – Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse, featuring Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine. The second, By a Maine River – A year of Looking Closely, explores the natural beauty found in their own backyard in Whitefield, Maine and inspires people to consider wildlife conservation, beginning in their own backyards.

THE DANCE HALL ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR FALL SEASON

Dance from Contemporary to Hip Hop, and Music from Jazz to Classical!
Kittery, Maine - The Dance Hall kicks off a spectacular fall season with a weekend of big sounds, from a brass ensemble concert to a conga driven dance party! On Friday, Sept. 11 at 8:00pm the Hall presents a concert with The Kendall Moore Brass Ensemble and on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 8:00pm Portland’s hot Latin band, Primo Cubano will have everyone up and dancing. 

The season continues with a vast array of incredible dance performance, from world class contemporary dance, New York City’s Janis Brenner & Dancers;  to traditional Irish dance with Kieran Jordan; the fabulous Hip Hop artists The Wondertwins; and award winning tap dancer Ryan Casey. Diverse music events include the inaugural Django by the Sea Gypsy Jazz Festival; the return of the sold out hit Desert Island Live! Celebrating Tom Waits; and the new 2nd Sunday Chamber Music Series. Dance and music, performance and particpation, all adding to The Dance Hall’s global, local, live community offerings.

For more information go to www.thedancehallkittery.org.

Fall Schedule
September:
FRI 9/11  Kendall Moore Brass Ensemble
SAT 9/12  Primo Cubano
FRI 9/18 The Taylor O’Donnell Quintet: JAZZ + SOUL
SAT 9/19 Traditional Irish Music & Dance Concert with Kieran Jordan, Laurel Martin, and Mark Roberts
SAT 9/25   Sojoy!
SAT 9/26 Tap Dancer Ryan Casey: Tall Tales
October:
FRI 10/2  Gideon Forbes Sextet: The Frost Songs featuring Taylor O’Donnell
SAT 10/3 NYC’s Janis Brenner & Dancers
FRI-SAT 10/ 9-10 Django By The Sea~Gypsy Jazz Fest
SUN 10/11  2nd Sunday Chamber Music Concert Series
FRI 10/16  Kittery Revolver
SUN 10/18 Dorothy Braker: Bach Cello Suites
FRI 10/23  Shango Afrobeat Orchestra
SAT 10/24 The WonderTwins
FRI 10/30  Swing Night! with Portland’s Hadacol Bouncers
November:
FRI 11/6  Soggy Po’ Boys
SAT 11/7  An Evening of Jazz & Tap featuring Ryan Casey, Gay Nardone, Drika Overton and the Paul Arslanian Trio
SUN 11/8 2nd Sunday Chamber Music Concert Series
FRI-SAT 11/13-14 Desert Island Live! Music of Tom Waits
FRI 11/20  Sojoy Album Release Party
SAT 11/21 Raging Brass Reggae
SAT 11/28 Kendall Moore Ensemble

CineGrand Screens “Stardust!”

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand announces Stardust as the next film in its new weekly Autumn CineGrand series, screening on Tuesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are for general admission seating for each movie and are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for Grand members.

An atypical older film (released in 2007) for the Grand's weekly film series, the film celebrates the Acadia Night Sky Festival and the magic that can be found in the stars. Stardust comes from the director of  X-Men: First Class and Kingsmen: The Secret Service and the writer Neil Gaiman. and is a Princess Bride for a new generation! Follow Tristan Thorne (Charlie Cox) in his quest to bring back a fallen star to the prettiest girl (Sienna Miller) in the village by crossing a forbidden wall, and enter a mysterious kingdom lit by unending magic and unfolding legends. In this fantastical realm known as “Stormhold,” Tristan discovers that the fallen star is not at all what he expected but a spirited young woman (Claire Danes) injured by her cosmic tumble and sought after by colossal powers including the King's scheming sons for whom only she can secure the throne; and a chillingly powerful witch (Michelle Pfeiffer). Robert DeNiro, Ricky Gervais, Peter O'Toole, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, Jason Flemyng and Rupert Everett co-star, with Ian McKellen narrating.

For more information on these or other Grand events, including the next September CineGrand selection on Tuesday, September 15th at 7:30 pm – I'll See You In My Dreams, a sweet romantic comedy with a rare starring role for the terrific Blythe Danner and co-starring June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, Mary Kay Place, Martin Starr, Sam Elliott and Malin Akerman– please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339

Camden Public Library Events September 3 through September 17

Thursday, September 3

“Sassafras Stomp” performs at the Camden Library Coffeehouse, 7:00 pm. Johanna Davis, fiddle, and Adam Nordell, guitar and banjo, play and sing sweet, high-energy folk music from Maine and Montana. Admission to the Coffeehouse is only $5.


Tuesday, September 8

Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group meets at 4:00 pm at the Camden Public Library for a discussion of Adam Smith’s “The Theory of Moral Sentiments,” introduced by Richard Ogle. All who enjoy a good discussion are welcome.


Thursday, September 10

Author Kate Braestrup presents her new book, “Anchor & Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope & Service,” 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, all are welcome. Braestrup is one of the first chaplains ever appointed to the Maine Warden Service.


Friday, September 11

Free Walking Tour of Camden, 4:00 pm, hosted by the Camden Public Library and the Camden Downtown Business Group. The tour lasts approximately an hour; donations are appreciated. Reservations are encouraged; please call the library at 236-3440 or stop by the front desk at the library.


Saturday, September 12

Third Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Camden Amphitheatre – an annual, family-friendly fair, “from high tech to hands-on!” The Maker Faire celebrates tinkerers, makers, artists, and inventors of all sorts. Makers will exhibit in the Amphitheatre, on the street, and in the Library. Donation $2; families $5.


Monday, September 14

Destination Wellness Brown Bag Lunch presentation at 12:00 noon at the Camden Public Library features Ellie Willmann, Vice President of Development for Pen Bay Healthcare. Ellie will moderate a panel discussion with members of the Midcoast Wellness Ambassadors.


Tuesday, September 15

“Career Planning” session with Melinda Wildes of New Ventures Maine, 10:00 am, Camden Public Library. Free; to register call the library or New Ventures Maine.

“Tech Tuesday” talk on “iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks” at the Camden Public Library, 3:00 pm, with tech wizard Olga Zimmerman.

Author Mike Bond will talk about his newest thriller, “Killing Maine,” 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. The book is a “mind-blowing tale of murder, bribery, nefarious politics and industrial crime against the state’s magical and fast-disappearing natural beauty,” says the publisher.


Thursday, September 17

“Invasive Bugs in Maine” with Lorraine Taft, Forest Pest Outreach Coordinator for the Maine Department of Agriculture, hosted by the Midcoast Audubon Society, 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library.




Girls Soccer: Medomak Valley High School Outlook For Season

Waldoboro, Maine - The Medomak Valley High School girls soccer season kicks off the regular season on September 4th, 2015 against Oceanside High School at 3:30pm in Waldoboro, Maine.

Outlook for upcoming season.

Graduation Losses:  Jordan Moore,  Lexi Genthner,  Ashlee Wilson, and Nicole Nichols

Impact Players:  Seniors Miranda Belcher, Sophie Cohen, Maggie Cox, Emily Wotton, Hannah Watmough, Junior Chelsea Ripley, and Sophomores Jane Vannoy, and Hallie Kunesh.

Strengths:  Very Senior laden, counting on Senior Leadership and role players.  The ability to put the ball in the back of the net

League Opponents:  Oceanside, Morse, Lincoln Academy, and Waterville

Outlook:  Graduated 4 seniors, and have added skilled incoming freshman to go along with veteran players.  If we can score goals we should have a successful season, along with staying injury free.

Goals:  To score more goals than our opponents, To defend inside the 18, To make the prelims and see how far we can go, and work hard, play smart, and improve daily in order to get where we need to be.

Players for Medomak Valley are:

Miranda Belcher                         SR                                BACK              #24

Sophie  Cohen*                   SR                                BACK              #20

Maggie Cox*                                    SR                                BACK              #4

Kayleigh Curtis                SR                                STRIKER         #19

Brianna Luce                     SR                                BACK              #14

Emylee Leary                     SR                                BACK              #23

Kelsi Pruyne                      SR                                BACK              #8

Emily Wotton                   SR                                BACK              #17

Hannah Watmough         SR                                BACK              #10

Chelsea Ripley                  JR                                GOALIE

Gabby Depatsy                  SOPH                           BACK              #18

Hallie Kunesh                   SOPH                           BACK              #22

Jane Vannoy                       SOPH                           STRIKER         #3

Josie Jameson                     SOPH                           BACK              #5       SWING

Abby Nelson                       SOPH                           STRIKER         #9       SWING

Aubrey Shaffer                FROSH                                    STRIKER         #16     SWING           

Cassie Smeltzer                FROSH                        STRIKER         #1       SWING

Maddy White                     FROSH                                    STRIKER         #11     SWING

Talia Willis                       FROSH                        STRIKER         #2       SWING

Ian Kavan                            SOPH                           MANAGER


Larry Jensen          HEAD COACH                         Matt Lash  ATHLETIC DIRECTOR                      
Scott Hastings     JV COACH