Monday, October 20, 2014

Willow Shields Hits 25th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Celebration

Culver City, California - Fourteen year old movie actress Willow Shields looked adorable wearing a blue and red outfit with gray knee high boots to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 25th Annual 'A Time for Heroes' celebration held at The Bookbindery on October 19, 2014 in Culver City, California.

Willow Shields born June 1, 2000 is an American film and television actress.

Musician Spotlight: Violinist Lindsey Stirling

From the city of Los Angeles, California comes a amazing breakthrough artist by the name of Lindsey Stirling, Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over half a billion views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.

Lindsey’s self-titled debut album featured twelve original tracks; including the viral smash “Crystallize,” which has racked up over 90 million YouTube views. The album has sold over 300,000 copies in the US without the backing of a major label, and has gone platinum in Germany and gold in Poland and Switzerland. The album reached number one on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Chart and the Billboard Classical Album Chart and also peaked at #23 on the Billboard Top 200.

We recently had the opportunity to interview her sister on Lindsey's music and if she is passionate

The Originals "Every Mother's Son" Airs Tonight, Monday, October 20th

Fans of the CW series 'The Originals' will be able to watch an all new episode tonight at 8pm ET/PT entitled "Every Mother's Son".

When Klaus and Elijah receive a cryptic invitation to dinner from their mother Esther, who continues to inhabit the body of Harvest girl Cassie, they find themselves preparing for the worst. With the help of a new witch named Lenore (guest star Sonja Sohn), Klaus, Elijah and Hayley attempt to stay one step ahead of Esther, but things quickly take an unexpected

Lab Rats "Brother Battle" Airs Tonight, Monday, October 20th

At 8:30pm ET/PT tonight, Monday, October 20th, fans will be able to watch an all new episode of 'Lab Rats' entitled "Brother Battle". Douglas unlocks new abilities for Adam and Chase that escalate their battle of one-upmanship and disrupt the balance of power on the team.

What will happen in tonight's all new episode of 'Lab Rats'?

'Lab Rats' from Disney XD stars Billy Unger as Chase, Spencer Boldman as Adam, Kelli Berglund as Bree, Tyrel Jackson Williams as Leo and Hal Sparks as Donald Davenport.
Photos Credit: Disney XD

BREAKING NEWS: Troy Howard Middle School Wins Busline League Field Hockey Championship

Rockland, Maine - The Troy Howard Middle School out of Belfast has won the Busline League Championship in field hockey.

Huge Congratulations Troy Howard Middle School Field Hockey Team
 Article coming soon.....

Castle "Child’s Play" Airs Tonight, Monday, October 20th

When an ice cream vender is shot, evidence leads Beckett and Castle to believe that an unknown second-grader may have vital information about the case. Castle goes undercover at an elementary school to try and identify the second-grader but nothing goes as planned, on “Castle,” tonight, MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Guest Cast: Sergei Vetotchkin as Elya Baskin, Bess Rous as Natalie Barnes, David Barrera as Principal Silva, Rachel Eggleston as Emily.

“Child’s Play” was written by Rob Hanning and directed by Rob Bowman.

“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. The executive producers are Andrew Marlowe (creator), David Amann (showrunner), Rob Bowman, Armyan Bernstein, Rob Hanning and Terri Edda Miller.

“Castle” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,V parental guideline.

Photos are credited to ABC.

Mayor Brennan Kicks-Off FootGolf at Riverside Golf Course

South Course will offer FootGolf from October 24 - November 30
Portland, Maine - Mayor Michael Brennan kicked off a new sport at Riverside Golf Course this morning – FootGolf. The sport will be offered at Riverside’s South Course from October 24 through November 30. Portland’s golf course is the first one in Maine to offer the sport, which combines soccer and golf. It's played with a soccer ball on a golf course, but with separate greens. The goal? Get the ball in the hole with the fewest strokes (kicks) possible. Bring your own soccer ball or rental one to play.

Riverside's South Course typically closes after Columbus Day, so the introduction of FootGolf is a great way to activate the course before winter arrives.

For more information about Riverside, visit:

For more information about FootGolf, visit: or watch this three-minute video for a better understanding:

FootGolf Rates at Riverside

9 holes                                     $6
18 holes                                   $12
Ball Rentals Available             $5 (9 or 18 holes)

Power Cart Rentals

9 Holes                        $5 (per person)

18 Holes                      $10 (per person)

Genealogy Event Highlights Resources of the Kennebec County Probate Court

Augusta, Maine - Probate courts provide a wealth of information for a genealogist trying to track down family history. With original records dating back to 1799, the Kennebec County Probate Court has extensive documentation of estates, guardianship, adoptions, trusts and more.

On Thursday, October 23, Kathleen Ayers, Register of Probate for Kennebec County will discuss those resources at a Maine State Library program titled, "Not Just Dusty Old Books - Hidden Gems in Probate Court."

The presentation will take place during the regularly scheduled Maine State Library Genealogy Club meeting at 10:00 AM at the Maine State Library. The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.

The Maine State Library Genealogy Club promotes interest in genealogy, celebrates ancestral history and works to share best practice strategies for family research. The group meets monthly at the Maine State Library and is always welcoming new members.

The Maine State Library is home to the largest genealogy collection in the state as well as town histories and published vital records for towns in Maine and a good deal of New England, materials on the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and genealogy reference materials.

To learn more about the Genealogy Club or genealogy resources at the Maine State Library, please contact Emily Schroeder at or call 207-287-5600.

Kirby Buckets Premieres Tonight, October 20th

Disney XD fans will be able to watch, enjoy, an all new series called 'Kirby Buckets'. 'Kirby Buckets' premieres tonight at 8pm with episode "Cars, Buses and Lawnmowers".

Kirby learns about a character design contest featuring the ultimate prize, a chance to meet idol Mac McCallister and debut an animated character on TV. He plans to attend with Fish and Eli, but when they unexpectedly get stranded at school hours before the contest, they devise a plan that accidently places them in the middle of "Clown Town," an abandoned area of the city where creepy clowns reign. Meanwhile, Dawn realizes Kirby is using an embarrassing drawing of her titled "Dawnzilla" as his submission for the contest, so she and Belinda do everything in their power to stop him.

'Kirby Buckets' follows the outrageous adventures and vivid imagination of a 13-year-old aspiring

Mighty Med "How the Mighty Med Have Fallen Part 1 & Part 2" Airs Tonight, Monday, October 20th

Fans of the Disney XD series 'Mighty Med' will be able to watch an all new episode tonight, Monday October 20th at 7pm ET/PT entitled "How the Mighty Med Have Fallen Part 1 & Part 2". Picking up right where we left off, Kaz and Oliver are trapped in the ER by an evil Skylar and the Annihilator. The two villains plan to take over the hospital, and eventually, the world.

This series 'Mighty Med' stars Bradley Steven Perry ("Good Luck Charlie") as Kaz, Jake Short ("A.N.T. Farm") as Oliver, Paris Berelc as Skylar Storm, Devan Leos as Alan and Augie Isaac as Gus.

The Rockland Report October 17, 2014

 No permits were issued this week.
 The f/v western sea has offloaded 210,000 pounds of herring.
 The price per pound for new shell lobster is $4.20.
 Met with David Cole (consultant) on Capital Improvements Projects at the fish pier such as the pier resurfacing, pier pilings, and dredging for next year’s State Bonds for funding.

 Finished winterizing our rental moorings and put the barge away for the winter.
 Hauled out the Middle Pier floats for the winter and started some of the repairs for next year.
 Public Works helped us haul out a few of the Public Landing floats, we've got
plenty more to go, we are holding on to them a little longer than usual to
accommodate the American Cruise Lines vessels.
 Welcomed our last small cruise ship visits for the summer, they were already
scheduled for a visit much later than normal, but the bad weather had them
come for even another later visit.
 Met with the U Maine school group and their adviser to discuss the process they'll use as they study a design for a new Public Landing.

 The second in a six-week workshop on memoir writing, led by local author and illustrator, Debby Atwell, and which the Library is co-sponsoring, was held on Tuesday.
 Due to the Columbus Day Holiday, there was no Adult drawing class this week; however, the Children’s drawing class theme was “pumpkin patches and
 Judith Andersen was guest reader, again; we are so lucky to have her! She read Doctor DeSoto Goes to Africa by William Steig, Leaves by David Ezra Stein, and one other of the children’s choosing. They colored a fitting picture to go along with the reading and Jean Young sent them home with a more detailed craft to finish with their parents.
 I met with City Manager Luttrell to discuss the Library’s 2015 work plan.
 I attended a meeting of the PLEA, and one of the Friends of the Rockland Public Library.
 The Rockland Rhythm Masters were here on Thursday afternoon, a weekly event.
 This Thursday evening’s Arts & Cultural Events program was a Camden
Conference Community Event: Democracy for Russia? Maine seasonal resident,
Dr. Michael G. Roskin, offered an overview of recent Russian history through
current events and discussed ways that the situation there might play out in the
near future.
 A special Early Literacy Skills Storytime & Class for Parents and Caregivers was held on Saturday. Shannon Schinagl, Maine State Library’s Emergent/Family Literacy and Children’s Services Consultant, modeled a story time, pointing out all the early literacy skills as she read. The session included handouts, question and answer session for adults, and a playtime for the children.
 Upcoming events— Applesauce Making & Tasting; the Friend’s Holiday House Tour and Christmas Tree Auction

The officers responded to 147 calls for service. Rockland Police Officers responded to five motor vehicle crashes. Twenty six (26) traffic stops and traffic violations were conducted. The officers made multiple arrests of individuals for various offenses, warrants, drug offenses, traffic offenses, OUI, bail and probation violations, assaults, criminal mischief and arson.
 Officers investigated and apprehended an adult male who damaged a vehicle
owned by another and attempted to set the vehicle on fire. The male was
charged with aggravated criminal mischief and arson.
 Officer Gaylor completed a one-week course for emergency vehicle operations.
 All officers completed the Department’s semi- annual firearms qualifications.

 City receptacle and building trash pickup for two days.
 Old County Road ditching and shouldering work including matting, hay, and
seeding for three days. Both sides of road between Rankin St. and Limerock St.
 Winter sand delivery from Hartland for three days to Public Works facility. Mixing with salt with loader and stockpiling for three days. Total of 1700 yards delivered this week. Balance of sand will be delivered on Monday because of rain on Friday.
 Pulled out some floats for harbormaster in Snow Marine Park.
 Cleaning catch basins for two days.
 Flushing drainage culverts on Old County Road for one day.
 Sweeping city streets for one day.
 Repainting crosswalks on Broadway and repainted parking stalls in the Orient/Oak Street parking lot.
 Checking and cleaning off catch basins, ditch culverts, and brooks before and
after the 2” of rainfall Thursday night/Friday morning.
 Picked up 2007 GMC dump truck from O’Connor’s in Augusta.

 Reviewed, confirmed, and coordinated payment records for portion of
Community for Maine Futures project with Bookkeeping.
 Followed up on business expansion requests with property representatives or
 Attended Economic Development Council of Maine Board meeting.
 Drafted press release on recent business expansions in the City.
 Finalized Maine Arts Commission grant application.

 John attended the City Council Agenda Setting Meeting on 10/15/14 and
Comprehensive Planning Commission meeting 10/16/14.
 John Root attended the MBOIA in Augusta 10/16/14.
 There were three complaints filed this week.
 The following permits were issued:
o 5 Building permits
o 1 Electrical permit
o 1 Miscellaneous permit
 The following permits were received by the Code Office this week:
o 3 Building permits
o 1 Electrical permit
o 1 Miscellaneous permit

 Replaced the gearbox on the B.F.P. screw conveyer.
 Repaired the belt filter press incline conveyer.
 Held pre-bid conference for the Glenwood Avenue pump station valve
replacement project.
 Mailed out pre-lien notices.
 Inspected and mapped sewer and drain lines on Lisle Street.
 Tested two sewer laterals at O’Hara corp. property on Tillson Avenue for possible sea water infiltration.
 Collected water samples from Snow Marine Park for lab analysis.

 The rain this week has allowed us to look for any leaks that may still exist or
develop around the building. We have identified two small leaks and they have
been patched and are no longer leaking. This is one last hurdle that we have
been working towards resolving for a long time.
 The rain has also allowed for my crew to test the puddles of standing water from
different areas around Snow Marine Park. Hopefully we’ll have the results back
the first of next week.
 The whiskey barrel planters in the island in front of City Hall will be removed and
placed in the City Hall garage.
 The ice cream social for the mural was successful and a lot of fun. There were
about 60+ plus people who showed up and had a sundae with us and the artists
who worked on the mural over the summer.

Sabrina Carpenter, August Maturo & Rowan Blanchard of GMW Hits 25th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Celebration

Culver City, California - 'Girl Meets World' stars Sabrina Carpenter (15), August Maturo (7) and Rowan Blanchard (12) looked adorable as they hit Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 25th Annual 'A Time for Heroes' celebration held at The Bookbindery on October 19, 2014 in Culver City, California.

Sabrina Carpenter is a wonderful singer and actress who plays Maya Hart in the Disney Channel

Portland Ovations Presents Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn & Del McCoury Band at Merrill Auditorium

Portland, Maine - Portland Ovations presents Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn and the Del McCoury Band at Merrill Auditorium Saturday, November 1st at 8 pm.

On the heels of releasing their first album together, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn hit the Merrill Stage to perform original songs as well as old Appalachian classics, for an unforgettable evening of banjo and bluegrass. Winner of 15 Grammy Awards and widely acknowledged as the world's most innovative banjo player, Fleck's riveting and virtuosic musicianship blend with Washburn's beguiling composing, playing and singing to create music unlike anything heard before.

Fleck and Washburn are joined by 50-year music veteran Del McCoury and his Grammy Award-winning five-piece Del McCoury Band for the quintessential bluegrass experience.

One hour prior to the performance at 7pm in the Merrill Rehearsal Hall, Ovations Offstage is offering

Yara Shahidi Hits 25th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Celebration

Culver City, California - Fourteen year old 'Black-ish' star Yara Shahidi looked adorable wearing a blue jeans and shirt with sneakers to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 25th Annual 'A Time for Heroes' celebration held at The Bookbindery on October 19, 2014 in Culver City, California.

Yara Sayeh Shahidi is an American actress who stars as Zoey Johnson in the ABC series 'Black-ish'. Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9pm ET/PT.

Maine 7 Day Forecast

The Maine Windjammer Fleet

Mostly sunny, with a high near 51. West wind around 10 mph.
Increasing clouds, with a low around 41. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light west.

Rain likely, mainly after 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 57. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night 
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 48. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

 Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 56. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday Night 
Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 50. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

 Rain. High near 58. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Thursday Night
 Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.
Friday Night
 Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Saturday Night 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.


Gary Sredzienski and his band return Nov. 1
Kittery, Maine - Time to dust off your hula hoop and get ready to dance. On Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30pm Gary Sredzienski and the Serfs return to The Dance Hall after wildly successful events in the spring and summer. The band's eclectic blend of accordion-driven musical styles gives anyone within an earshot little choice but to hit the dance floor. 

The Serfs have been delighting audiences for 20 years with their unique blend of instruments and musical genres. One of the earliest objectives of the band was to elevate the much maligned image of the piano accordion, which Gary does with masterful aplomb.  And The Serfs cover all musical genres, crossing boundaries to elevate the accordion's image as a diverse multicultural vocalist.


Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at

Ashley Rickards Hits 25th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Celebration

Culver City, California - Twenty two year old 'Awkward' star Ashley Rickards looked pretty wearing a lovely dress with heels to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 25th Annual 'A Time for Heroes' celebration held at The Bookbindery on October 19, 2014 in Culver City, California.

Ashley Nicole Rickards born May 4, 1992 is an American actress, known for her role in MTV's Awkward as Jenna Hamilton, and as Samantha "Sam" Walker, a troubled young girl taken in by Brooke Davis who becomes her foster-mother, in The CW teen drama series One Tree Hill. She also starred in the 2011 independent drama film Fly Away as Mandy, a severely autistic girl.

“Met Live in HD” season continues at Strand with CARMEN on November 1

Anita Rachvelishvili in the
title role of Bizet’s CARMEN
ROCKLAND, Maine - The 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre continues Saturday, November 1 at 1pm with Bizet’s CARMEN.  An Encore broadcast takes place Tuesday, November 11 at 1pm.

Richard Eyre’s mesmerizing production of Bizet’s steamy melodrama returns with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili singing her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress. Aleksandrs Antonenko plays her desperate lover, the soldier Don José, and Ildar Abdrazakov is the swaggering bullfighter, Escamillo, who comes between them. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the irresistible score, which features one beloved and instantly recognizable melody after another.

Sung in French with Met titles in English. Running time: 3 hours, 40 min. Tickets: $27 adults, $15 students. Encore tickets available day-of-show: Adult $23 / Student $5. The theater in located at 345 Main Street, Rockland. For more information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts, and events at the Strand, visit Tel: (207) 594-0070 Email:
Scene from CARMEN

 Photos by: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Aimee Carrero Hits 25th Annual 'A Time For Heroes' Celebration

Culver City, California - Twenty six year old 'Young & Hungry' star Aimee Carrero looked beautiful wearing a black dress, top hat with tan boots to Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's 25th Annual 'A Time for Heroes' celebration held at The Bookbindery on October 19, 2014 in Culver City, California.

Aimee Carrero is an American actress of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She is best known for her role as Angie on the Cartoon Network live-action series Level Up.

"In Camden Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"In Camden Harbor" by Doug Mills
The historic ship Victory Chimes in Camden Harbor. [09-04-2009]

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Once Upon A Time "The Apprentice" Airs Tonight, Sunday, October 19th


After Emma asks Hook out on a real first date, Hook visits Mr. Gold and asks for his hand to be reattached so that he can embrace her with both hands. But magic always comes with a price. Henry and Mary Margaret try to offer hope to Regina when she becomes frustrated over not being able to find a cure to save a frozen Marian, and Will Scarlet attempts to break into the Storybrooke library to find a special book. Meanwhile, back in the Fairy Tale Land that was, Rumplestiltskin is after a magical box that the Sorcerer’s apprentice is guarding, and he may use Elsa’s sister Anna to help him get it, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

'Once Upon a Time' stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as

VIDEO: Maine Fall

Camden Maine- Took the new video rig out for the first time in search of fall.  There is no finer place to search for fal is in the lakes and mountains in Camden Maine.

"Let your dreams take flight."

"Schooner Heritage" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Schooner Heritage" by Doug Mills
The schooner Heritage leaving her home port of Rockland, Maine.[06-14-2010]

"Let your dreams take flight."

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The National Theatre's Skylight at the Grand!

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand screens the acclaimed revival of David Hare's Skylight as part of the 2014-2015 season of high-definition performances live from the London stage at 2 pm on Thursday, October 23rd. General admission tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $14 for Grand members, $12 for students, and $10 for youth 12 and under, and are available at The Grand Box Office, by phone (207) 667-9500, or online at

One of the biggest hits in London this past summer, this production stars Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Carey Mulligan (Inside Llewyn Davis, The Great Gatsby) and is directed by Stephen Daldry (The Audience), the entirety of which will be broadcast live from the West End by National Theatre Live at The Grand in Ellsworth. On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

So bring a friend and share the experience of seeing one of the world’s finest theaters presenting a


Lincolnville, Maine - Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the community to join fisheries biologist Peter Ruksznis on a salmon ecology walk on Thursday, October 23 from 2:00 - 3:30 pm along the Ducktrap River.

The Ducktrap River's pristine and undisturbed corridor makes it one of only eight rivers in the United States that supports a wild Atlantic salmon population. Peter Ruksznis, a fisheries biologist with the Department of Marine Resources, will lead a walk on the river  to explain Atlantic salmon ecology and biology and hopefully find salmon redds, the depressions in the riverbed where female salmon lay their eggs. Participants should meet at the Tanglewood parking lot, and group size is limited to 15, so please reserve your place by calling (207) 236-7091 or emailing

For more than a decade the Land Trust has been working to conserve the Ducktrap River and its watershed, in large part to protect the habitat of these endangered fish. To date, 84% of the land on the river has been permanently conserved, including the 1,136-acre Ducktrap River Preserve owned and managed by the Land Trust.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust has worked since 1986 to permanently conserve land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay. The Land Trust has protected nearly 10,000 acres. For more information about this event, and to find directions to the Land Trust office and Fernalds Neck Preserve, please call (207) 236-7091 or visit

Photos Preview: Lab Rats "Spike Fright" Airs Friday October 24th

Fans of Disney XD series 'Lab Rats' will be able to watch an all new episode Friday, October 24th entitled "Spike Fright" at 7:30pm ET/PT. When Chase finally gets a girl interested in him, Adam gets jealous and sabotages their date by purposefully causing Chase to turn into Spike.

Guest starring Ashlee Fuss.

'Lab Rats' from Disney XD stars Billy Unger as Chase, Spencer Boldman as Adam, Kelli Berglund as Bree, Tyrel Jackson Williams as Leo and Hal Sparks as Donald Davenport.
Photos Credit: Disney XD