Saturday, November 28, 2015

UMaine Women's Basketball Takes Down Missouri St., 69-65

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Sigi Koizar posted a career-high 30 points to lead the University of Maine women's basketball team to a 69-65 victory over Missouri St. on day two of the Gulf Coast Showcase. The game featured five ties and 11 lead changes.

Liz Wood added 13 points and eight rebounds while Sophie Weckstrom chipped in 12 points and five assists.

The Black Bear offense assisted on 18 of their 24 field goals with 34 points coming from inside the paint. Maine finished the contest 24-for-54 (44%) from the floor and 12-for-16 from the free throw line.

Neither team led by more than four in the opening 10-minutes with six lead changes and four ties in

Rockland Celebrates Annual Lobster Trap Tree Lighting

Rockland, Maine - On a cloudy, chilly Friday evening, November 27th, 2015 after Thanksgiving it was time for the annual trap tree lighting in Mildred Merrill Park overlooking Harbor Park. The trap tree lighting is an annual event to celebrate the start of the Christmas season. This celebrating of lighting the trap tree is a great way for people to gather together as a community for Christmas music by Midcoast Music Academy, cookies, coca and holiday cheer. Trap tree lighting is apart of Rockland Main Street Inc Festival of Lights events. Rockland Main Street Inc does a wonderful job with the Festival of Lights events during the weekend after Thanksgiving. As tradition it is not a trap tree lighting without Santa Claus to turn the lights on with a few lucky young kids helping. Mildred Merrill Park was crowed with young. old, family, friends, co-workers, Rockland Main Street Inc leaders and city council leaders like our new mayor  Louise MacLellan Ruf along with Maine Sea Goddess Jackie Thorbjornson.

Reminder: Saturday, November 28th is Festival of Lights parade lights starting at 6pm on main street in Rockland, Maine.

UMaine Men's Ice Hockey Winning Streak Improves to Three With 5-3 Win Over Princeton

ORONO, Maine -- The University of Maine Men's Ice Hockey team defeated Princeton Friday night at Alfond Arena 5-3 to improve their winning streak to three games.

With the win, Maine is now 3-8-3 overall on the season, while Princeton falls to 2-7-0 on the year.
Matt Morris received his third straight start in net and Colton Phinney got the nod in goal for the Tigers.

The Black Bears opened with the first goal of the game from Nolan Vesey, an even strength opportunity, with the assists from Mark Hamilton and Brendan Robbins to give Maine a 1-0 advantage.

Princeton was given a power play opportunity after a Maine holding penalty was called. David Hallisey tied the game at one midway through the first period.

Maine outshot the Tigers 14-12 in the first.

Midway through the second, Maine was given their second power play opportunity off of a Princeton

"American Eagle" The Maine Windjammer Project

"American Eagle" by Doug Mills
The American Eagle sails off Rockland, Maine

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Santa Greeted By Dozens Of Children During Rockland Arrival

Rockland, Maine - Dozens of children greeted Santa during his arrival by Coast Guard boat to Middle Pier in Rockland, Maine on Friday, November 27th, 2015.

When he got onshore dozens of children had the chance to meet him on the way to open Rockland Main Street for the Holiday shopping season and finding out what the children want for Christmas at his workshop.

The live music during Santa's arrival was by Midcoast Music Academy.

Santa will be seen at the annual lighting of the lobster trap tree tonight at 6pm, Friday, November 27th, 2015.

Santa arrival is sponsored by O'Hara Corporation and lighting of the trap three Camden National Bank.

Camden Public Library Events December 3 through December 17

Thursday, December 3

Author Roger C. Taylor will present “L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer” at the Camden Public Library at 7:00 pm. Taylor was the founder of International Marine Publishing of Rockport; his book on Herreshoff chronicles the life and work of the most remarkable yacht designer of his time.

Friday, December 4

Christmas-by-the-Sea Opening Ceremonies at the Camden Public Library, 4:30-6:00 pm, featuring CHRHS vocal groups and instrumental ensembles performing seasonal selections.

Saturday, December 5

Santa arrives by boat at Camden Harbor at 12:00 noon and goes to the Camden Public Library for Santa’s Story Hour. There will be opportunities for photographs with Santa following the story hour.

Simply Books monthly meeting at the Camden Public Library, 2:00 pm. Simply Books is a book group designed for book lovers, all are welcome.

Sunday, December 6

Ho Ho Holiday Book Fair with children’s book authors and illustrators, 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, co-hosted by the Library and Sherman’s Books. The Fair is part of Camden’s Christmas-by-the-Sea Weekend. The book fair will feature authors and illustrators Chris Van Dusen, Ronni Arno, Susan Hood, Wendy Ulmer, Sandy Crabtree, Russ Cox, Cathryn Falwell, Licia Morelli, Douglas Coffin, Sarah Thompson, G.A. Morgan, Fran Hodgkins, and Liza Kleinman.

Tuesday, December 8

“Leer y charlar,” a read-and-chat Spanish language reading and conversation group, 1:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, all who are conversant in Spanish are welcome.

Tuesday Book Club monthly meeting at the Camden Public Library, 1:00 pm. The book selection will be “The Wives of Los Alamos” by TaraShea Nesbit. Call 470-7473 for more information.

Reading Group of the Camden Philosophical Society monthly meeting, the topic will be “19th and 20th Century Critiques of Capitalism.” All are welcome and involvement in earlier discussions is not a prerequisite.

“Clarity” Opening Reception, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. The Camden library will once again exhibit the work of the artist team Clarity, Robert & Su.Sane Hake, during the month of December. This year’s show, entitled “Mother Tongue,” is a show “filled with beautiful mystical images and mythic beings, called the Mer Divinities, as well as the Herbal Tincture Fey that enter our time of Christmas,” say the artists.

Thursday, December 10

Heidi Karod will present a slide talk on her recent trip to Peru, where she volunteered with CANAT (Center for Child and Adolescent Workers), 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. Karod travels with her violin to help draw attention to CANAT and encourage children to enroll. She will also talk about playing her violin in the Peruvian federal prisons, psychiatry hospitals, a fishing village, and a school in a remote farming community.

Monday, December 14

Dr. Judi Valentine will present “Survive the Turbulence: 10 Easy Steps to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain and Burnout” at the Wellness Brown Bag Lunch, 12:00 noon at the Camden Public Library.

December 15

 “Diamond Myths and Realities” with Craig Mudge, part of the Camden Conference Community Events series on Africa, 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, free and open to all.

December 16

“Soundscapes” with Dave Morrison, poetry and music, 1:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, hosted by Quarry Hill, part of the Adventures in Living Well Series. Free, but registration is required; please call Quarry Hill at 921-6116.    

December 17

The original “Star Wars” movie (1977, 121 minutes, PG) in the Reading Room at the Camden Public Library, 6:30 pm, free. This original episode of Star Wars is now dubbed “Episode IV: A New Hope.” Come in costume and join the excitement at the Library!

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"Historic Schooners" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Historic Schooners" by Doug Mills
Historic schooners Stephen Taber, Mary Day, Lewis R French and Angelique at Camden Maine.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Winter Home" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Winter Home" by Doug Mills
Early Morning in Camden Maine winter home to many of Maine's Windjammer Fleet.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Katherine McNamara Attends 'Donate A Photo' Holiday Kick-Off Event

New York City, New York - Twenty year old actress Katherine McNamara looked gorgeous wearing alice + olivia black top, colorful skirt with black heels attends 'Donate A Photo' holiday kick-off event held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in New York City.

Katherine is a accomplished actress who will be seen in premiering soon movie "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials " and ABC Family TV series 'Shadowhunters'.

You Can Be A Part of Maine Filmmaker Doug Mills Latest Film "Race The Wind"

Maine Filmmaker Doug Mills announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds needed to release his newest film “Race the Wind” in the spring of 2016. This film is the second in the WINDJAMMER documentary series and was filmed over the last three years with Maine’s historic windjammer fleet.

Imagine if you could know ahead of time the important moments of history and be there to photograph that moment. So many historic moments have gone by unrecognized by those present and only later realized the significance of that very moment.

The second in the “Windjammer” series “Race The Wind” is a documentary film capturing the history along with the grace and beauty of the Maine windjammer, many of witch are over 100 years old as they sail in the Great Schooner Race, hailed as "the largest annual gathering of traditional schooners in America,"
Contributing to the Great Schooner Race’s quirkiness, it is one of the only sailing events in the world that requires no prior sailing experience on the part of the participants!  Every summer since 1977, the Maine Windjammer Association has hosted the Great Schooner Race, providing an opportunity for captains, crews and passengers aboard traditional vessels from all over the Eastern Seaboard
to rendezvous for a fun day of racing some of the most historic vessels in America. The history of racing these magnificent wooden coasting schooners started over a century ago with sailors trying to beat their competitors
to market. The first boat back to port always got the best price for their cargo— perhaps fish, lumber, granite or even Christmas trees. The "Race" was always unspoken, but ever present.

The golden age of sail is long gone, but, on the coast of Maine the golden age of the Maine windjammer is at its height. There was a time when sail was king on the coast of Maine. The lime trade, granite & marble, lumber
from virgin forests, ice and the fishing trades all employed sailing craft to move their products. The lime trade alone employed over 200 two masted schooners in Rockland and the surrounding coastal Maine towns. Steam powered vessels were making some of the longer trans-Atlantic runs and the passenger trade up and down the coast. However, for coastal trade and the hundreds of islands located just off the coast of Maine sail is still king.  On any given day, the coastal waters would be filled with these two masted schooners delivering cargo to and
from all the coastal towns. They are the lifeline for those living on the islands, delivering everything from lumber to butter and even your grandfather’s new Sunday suit. Today only a handful of the sailing vessels remain. Many of them were simply used until they were worn out and replaced by a new one. During the Great Depression, thousands of these boats were just abandoned where they stood and left to rot. There is, however, a place where during the summer and fall you can still see these historic vessels sailing the clear blue waters the Atlantic much the way they have for the past 200 years. Penobscot Bay is located on the coast of Maine and on any given day in the summer you may be able to see as many as 15 or more of these proud sailing vessels, known as windjammers. Many of these boats have been sailing for over 100 years! They are truly living history.  A 2016 release is expected and you are invited to be a part of it.

All those who contribute to the campaign at least $10 will have their names in the final credits of the film and those who contribute more will also receive some great “Race the Wind” CD:s Tee shirts and one of a kind art from the film!
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Doug Mills is Photographer and Curator of The Maine Windjammer Project one of the largest collections of nautical photographs centered around the historic fleet of two and three masted schooners, which sail the Maine waters. Started in 2007 The Maine Windjammer Project is an ongoing project to document the modern history of the historic windjammers on the coast of Maine. Many of these boats are over 100 years old two are over 142 years, launched in 1871.
This unique photographic history covers from 2007 to the present, sailing, haul out and the special events, such as The Great Schooner Race 2010 to present. This extensive archive is available to maritime and American history museums and those doing research on these last surviving boats.

Out of the Maine Windjammer Project has grown WINDJAMMER PICTURES to create a series of documentaries:
“Windjammer” Finished in 2014 presents the history and tradition of the Maine Windjammer narrated by long time schooner captain Jim Sharp.
“Race The Wind” in production expected to be finished in 2016, gives a taste of the thrill of sailing these historic ships.
“Sail Into The Future” filming now, explores the preservation and the future of the Maine Windjammer.
With over 40 years in the arts, Doug brings a wealth of artistic expression to his films and photography. Doug's photos and films will transport you to a place where life is simple and the rugged unspoiled beauty will take your breath away.

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Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough Wins Dancing With Stars Season Twenty One

Los Angeles, California - The delightful seventeen year old Conservationist Bindi Irwin won the mirror ball during the two night finale of 'Dancing With The Stars' on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th with her professional dance partner Derek Hough.

Bindi danced to a perfect tune of 60 points for her two dances on Monday night and 30 points for the final dance on Tuesday night.

Bindi tweeted after the finale, "I am speechless. I can't tell you how much love I have for all of your support throughout this beautiful journey."
Derek tweets with the above instagram photo, "Pure ecstasy !!!! Thank you for the love and support! I couldn't be more happy for my beautiful@bindisueirwin. What a perfect way to finish a perfect season with a perfect person. #DWTS #thechampishere#season21dwts"

Bindi Sue Irwin is an Australian actress, television presenter, and conservationist. She is the daughter of Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin.

Congratulations Bindi and Derek for winning this season of 'Dancing With The Stars'.

"Entering Rockland Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Entering Rockland Harbor" by Doug Mills
The Victory Chimes entering Rockland harbor.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MPBN Announces 2016 Basketball Tournament Coverage Agreement

Portland/Bangor/Lewiston, Maine  — The Maine Public Broadcasting Network announces that the Maine Principals’ Association has awarded MPBN the television broadcast and streaming rights to the boys’ and girls’ State Finals basketball games in February of 2016. MPBN will broadcast coverage of the AA, A, B, C and D class state championship games as well as the state Cheerleading finals.

“The Maine Principals’ Association is pleased that MPBN will be able to televise the 2016 State

K.C. Undercover "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" Airs December 6th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'K.C. Undercover' will be able to watch, enjoy an all new episode, holiday themed Friday, December 6th, 2015 at 8:00pm ET/PT entitled "Twas the Fight Before Christmas".

When K.C. gives her dad the perfect Christmas gift – a surprise visit from his father – she is the one who is surprised when she learns Craig and her Poppa Earl don't really get along, and he has no idea they are all spies.

Guest starring is George Wallace as Poppa Earl.

'K.C Undercover' stars Zendaya, Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden, Veronica Dunne and Trinitee Stokes.
Photos are credited to Disney Channel.