Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SEA DOGS TO HOST 2015 EASTERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR GAME

Mid-Summer Classic, Presented by Sullivan Tire,

 Set for July 15th at Hadlock Field
Portland, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs have been selected by the Eastern League to host the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game.  Sea Dogs General Manager Geoff Iacuessa made the announcement Tuesday afternoon at Hadlock Field.  The 2015 All-Star Classic, presented by Sullivan Tire, will be played on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015.

"The Eastern League couldn't be happier about awarding the 2015 All-Star Game to the Sea Dogs and the greater Portland area," stated Eastern League President Joe McEacharn. "This community event will showcase the very special bond between the team and community while highlighting the entire southern Maine region. It's another significant investment by the team, on top of ballpark improvements, aimed at providing the best affordable family experience possible.  League personnel, players and fans will all look forward to returning to a favorite Eastern League stop on the tenth anniversary of the last All-Star game hosted here. On behalf of the Eastern League, we thank the Sea Dogs, their partners, and the city of Portland for stepping up and bringing this exciting two-day affair to such a deserving community."

"The Sea Dogs are honored to have been selected by the Eastern League to host this prestigious event,"

Musician Spotlight: In Layman Terms Interview

From Virginia comes two really talented blues singers by the names of Cole (17) and Logan (14) from the brother/sister band 'In Layman Terms'.  Logan has an unbelievable voice for someone of her age and can play guitar. Cole, the other half of 'In Layman Terms, like his sister, is a great guitar player and singer.

Earlier in July that took the side stage at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, Maine where they wowed the crowd. It was great to meet Cole, Logan and their parents.

Recently, we had the honor to interview these two singers , here is what they had to say.

Are there challenges being in school and pursuing a singing career?  YES!  It is really difficult to travel and miss school and keep up with everything.  We do most of our traveling during the summers.  Our mom is a teacher, so she is off all summer and devotes it to us.  We really have to pick and choose what we do during the school year so that we don’t miss too much school…. Some gigs are just too good to turn down!  Our high school is very supportive of us and we always

DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLIC SCHEDULE JULY 29, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE
JULY 29, 2014

SECRETARY JOHN KERRY
9:45 a.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, at the Department of State.
12:00p.m. Secretary Kerry meets with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and National Security Advisor Susan Rice, at the White House.
DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE BILL BURNS
11:00 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns delivers remarks at the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellows Graduation Ceremony, at the Department of State.
1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
3:00 p.m.
 Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.

DEPUTY SECRETARY HEATHER HIGGINBOTTOM
4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at the Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN
10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Sherman briefs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Iran, on Capitol Hill.
2:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sherman briefs the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Iran, on Capitol Hill.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT CATHERINE NOVELLI
8:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli meets with President of the Overseas Private Investment CorporationElizabeth Littlefield, Director of Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of United States Agency for International Development Raj Shah, and Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation Dana Hyde, at the Department of State.
10:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli delivers remarks at the Economic Statecraft event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN
Assistant Secretary Countryman is in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (ROK) July 28–30 to discuss U.S.-ROK civil nuclear cooperation and a broad range of issues related to our joint efforts on strengthening the global nonproliferation regime. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS EVAN RYAN
9:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Ryan attends the plenary session on Entrepreneurial Approaches to Activism, moderated by Sonal Shah, Georgetown University, with remarks by Sipho Moyo, the ONE Campaign, Bill Carter, Ashoka, and Washington Fellow Alain Kaposo Chirwisa, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.


Pretty Little Liars "Scream for Me" Airs TONIGHT July 29th

Tonight, July 29th, fans of the ABC Family series 'Pretty Little Liars' will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "Scream for Me". Alison moves in with Hanna, which pushes Hanna further down a dark path.

Hanna’s insecurities and current situation continue to plague her when Alison moves into the Marin house while her Dad is out of town. Now forced to live with the one person she is trying to avoid, Hanna retreats further into abusing alcohol and ends up in a sticky situation.

Meanwhile, Aria drops the ball on her maid of honor duties when Ella returns to town to plan her wedding

Health and Fitness Celebrated by 6,000+ Runners, Including America’s Best, at Saturday's 17th TD Beach to Beacon 10K

Classic road race, founded by Joan Benoit Samuelson, focusing attention on Rippleffect, a Maine non-profit youth development organization leading outdoor adventure programs

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine – Two of America’s most decorated distance runners – Olympic medalists Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan – headline a field of talented world-class athletes who will join top runners in Maine and across New England in Cape Elizabeth on Saturday (Aug. 2) for the 17th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race.

Thousands of recreational runners will follow the front-of-the-pack athletes along the scenic TD Beach to Beacon course, cheered on by thousands of spectators who line the coastal route to support this now classic American summer road race that celebrates health, fitness and giving back.

The beneficiary of this year’s race is Rippleffect (www.rippleffect.net), a Portland-based non-profit youth and community development organization leading outdoor adventure programs on Cow Island, in area schools and in the mountains of western Maine. The organization receives a check for $30,000 from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® and further benefits from fundraising activities and publicity through its association with the race.

Title sponsor TD Bank has now donated $510,000 over the history of the race to Maine charities. The race’s other corporate partners are Nike, Hannaford, Poland Spring, MaineHealth, Fairchild Semiconductor, IDEXX, Northeast Delta Dental, WCSH6, Dead River Company and Olympia Sports.

“The TD Beach to Beacon 10K continues to be a positive, life-changing force for so many people, year after year. We remain honored to have supported this event from the beginning and appreciate that it has been embraced by so many people,” said Larry Wold, TD Bank President for Maine, who is one of 130 runners who has run every race. “This year’s beneficiary, Rippleffect, is a hands-on, innovative leadership and confidence-building organization that is strengthening our communities – a perfect fit for what this race represents.”

Maine native and running legend Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the first Olympic women’s marathon in

VIDEO SPECIAL: 2014 Maine Sea Goddess Judges Banquet

Rockport Maine-  For all those who could not attend the 2014 Maine Sea Goddess Judges Banquet here is the full video of the evening that will help to decide who will be the next Maine Sea Goddess.







Portland Does It All in 2-0 Win Over Reading

Augliera goes eight scoreless, Swihart and Chester hit solo shots in win
Portland, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs (69-40) opened the series with some pop and outstanding pitching, taking down the Reading Fightin Phils (44-62) 2-0, Monday night at Hadlock Field. The win sends Portland to a 11-4 record against Reading and a 36-15 record at home.

Mike Augliera was the story on the night for the Sea Dogs as the righty trotted out for his 20th start, and it may have been his best. Augliera (5-9) retired the side in order over the first three innings and dismissed the first 10 in a row, before Albert Cartwright broke up the stretch with a single to center.

Along with the single came the rain, as Mother Nature stepped in and delayed the game for one hour and twenty minutes.

Once play resumed, Augliera returned and needed two pitches to get Kelly Dugan to ground into an inning

"Sunset at Burnt Coat Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Sunset at Burnt Coat Harbor" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammer Angelique enjoys a sunset at Burnt Coat Harbor on Swans Island.[07-02-2012]



Monday, July 28, 2014

McKaley Miller Attends Young Hollywood Awards 2014

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old actress McKaley Miller looked simply beautiful wearing a floral dress with black high heels to the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy held at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

McKaley Nicole Miller born May 14, 1996 in Texas is an American actress. She is best known for her recurring roles as Dana Monohan on the ABC series The Gates and as Rose Hattenbarger on The CW series Hart of Dixie.
Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Variety
Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage

67th Annual Maine Lobster Festival Kicks Off This Wednesday July 30th

Sea Goddess Coronation takes place on the
 festival opening day.
Rockland, Maine - It's that time of year again when harbor park is set up for the annual 5 day Maine Lobster Festival which kicks off this Wednesday, July 30th. The festival is a great place to bring your family down for food, see artwork, live entertainment, activities for all ages such as rides, the Sea Goddess Coronation on opening day, King Neptune arriving at the main pier at noon and more.

Live entertainment have been lined up for all five days. Here is a look at who will be performing and other entertainment.

Wednesday:
Chaos Sauce - North Entertainment Tent
King Neptune arriving at the main pier around noontime.
Sea Goddess Coronation on the main stage which is the highlight of opening day. The coronation starts at 8pm.
Looking back to the festival grounds
before the annual crate race.

Thursday:
The Veayo Twins - Main Stage - 5-7pm
Chamberlain - North Entertainment Tent - 7:30-10pm
Amy Allen and Band - Main Stage - 7pm
Dave Mallett Band - Main Stage - 8pm
Mallett Brothers Band - Main Stage - 9pm

Friday:
Bert and I Co. - North Entertainment Tent - 1:30pm
Peter Mezolan - Main Stage - Welcoming Ceremony for the U.S.C.G Barge Eagle - Main Stage - 4pm
Creatures of Habit - North Entertainment Tent - 6-10pm
Daryle Singletary - Main Stage - 7:30pm
A contest falls off the crates during the annual crate race.
Confederate Railroad - Main Stage - 8:30pm

Saturday:
Harborside Harmony - North Entertainment Tent - 2pm
Monday Night Jazz Orchestra - Main Stage - 2-3pm
John McDonald - 3pm
Steelin Thunder -North Entertainment Tent - 6-9pm
Runners completing during the 10k road race.
Johnny Winter Tribute - Main Stage - 7:30pm

Don 't forget about the big parade down Rockland main street around 10am.

Sunday:
Lauren Crosby on main stage at 12pm
Windjammer Chorus performs in the North Entertainment Tent at 1pm.
Breakers Jazz Ensemble on the main stage at 1:30pm

This year's Maine Lobster Festival is sure to have everything for all ages from food, entertainment to rides and more. You don't want to miss a thing. For more information on the festival and full schedule, please go to www.mainelobsterfestival.com.

Switched at Birth "It Isn’t What You Think" Airs TONIGHT July 28th

Tonight at 8pm ET/PT fans of the ABC Family series 'Switched at Birth' will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "It Isn’t What You Think". Rattled by surprising news, Bay makes an effort to be friends with Tank.

When Bay offers to be moral support for Tank (guest star Max Adler, “Glee”) as he meets his father for dinner, she finds that she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Toby continues to stir things up with Lily (guest star Rachel Shenton, “Hollyoaks”), yet a conflict regarding a make-up test for Sharee raises unwanted confrontation between the two.

Meanwhile, Daphne and Travis make life-changing decisions when they find out their admission results from

Lab Rats "You Posted What!?!" Airs TONIGHT July 28th

Tonight at 8:30pm ET/PT fans of the Disney XD series 'Lab Rats' will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "You Posted What!?!". Adam, Bree and Chase are caught on video using their bionics and the video goes viral, revealing their secret to the world. Government agents swarm the house and place Davenport and the Lab Rats on lockdown.

'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

TORNADO WARNING for Cumberland & York Counties EXPIRED At 4:15pm

TORNADO WARNING in red
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAY MAINE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
  WESTERN CUMBERLAND COUNTY IN MAINE...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NORTH WINDHAM...
  NORTH CENTRAL YORK COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MAINE...

* UNTIL 415 PM EDT

* AT 349 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
  NEAR STANDISH...OR 13 MILES WEST OF WESTBROOK...MOVING NORTHEAST AT
  20 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
  STANDISH BY 405 PM EDT...
  NORTH WINDHAM AND 8 MILES SOUTH OF RAYMOND BY 415 PM EDT...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN
INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO
COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EDT MONDAY
EVENING FOR SOUTHWESTERN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE.

Take shelter now if in the warning area.

Hayley Orrantia Attends Young Hollywood Awards 2014

Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Variety
Los Angeles, California - Twenty year old actress Hayley Orrantia looked gorgeous wearing a black and blue dress with black high heels to the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy held at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Hayley Orrantia is an actress, singer and songwriter from Highland Village, Texas. Hayley began singing professionally at the age of 13 and acting at the age of 14. She has appeared in National commercials for Sprint and Febreze. She competed in The XFactor USA Season 1 as part of the girl group Lakoda Rayne who made it to the top 9 and was the final group in the competition that year.
Photos by Steve Granitz/WireImage

Madison Beer Attends Young Hollywood Awards 2014

Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images
Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old singer Madison Beer looked gorgeous wearing a black top, leather skirt and red jacket with high heels to the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy held at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Madison Elle Beer is an American teen singer. She gained attention after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing. She later signed to Island Def Jam.
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Variety
Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Maine Lobster Festival Coronation Judge's Banquet

Rockport, Maine - It's the Maine Lobster Festival's Coronation Banquet at the Samoset Resort in Rockport Maine. The Sea Princesses start arriving at 4 in the afternoon, the banquet does not start till 6, but there is so much to do before that time. All the last minute preparations and photo shoots for all the girls. By 5 the guests have started to arrive, so many people to greet and all with butterflies the size of eagles in your stomach. Tonight each of the girls will have to stand before the judges and answer questions in front of all the invited guests.

The evening starts with plenty of time to get to know new people and a wonderful buffet prepared by the Samoset staff. Following the meal it is time it is time to meet the judges and answer their questions, anything from if you were a lobster boat what would your name be, to name three lighthouses on the Maine coast. What are your plans for the next year? Who has had the biggest influence in your life? What is one thing you would change about your community? I am very happy that I am the photographer and not a judge. They have the hardest job of all, with the exception of Sharon Lombardo the coronation director.

Who Won? We will all have to wait till Wednesday at the Maine Lobster Festival's Sea Goddess Coronation to find out.
http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/

Danielle Campbell Attends Young Hollywood Awards 2014

Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Los Angeles, California - Nineteen year old actress Danielle Campbell looked gorgeous wearing a white dress with high heels to the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy held at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Danielle Campbell is an American actress known for her role as Jessica Olsen in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck and as Simone in the Disney film Prom. She plays the role of Davina on the TV series The Originals
Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage

China Anne McClain Attends Young Hollywood Awards 2014

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Variety
Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old actress/singer China Anne McClain looked gorgeous wearing a red dress with high heels to the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

China Anne McClain born August 25, 1998 is an American singer-songwriter, actress, musician, and dancer.
Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Variety

Genevieve Hannelius Attends Young Hollywood Awards 2014

Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Variety
Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Variety
Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old actress Genevieve Hannelius looked really beautiful wearing a white/black stripped dress with black high heels to the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards brought to you by Samsung Galaxy at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Genevieve Knight Hannelius born December 22, 1998, known professionally as G. Hannelius, is an American actress and singer. She currently stars as Avery Jennings in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog. Prior to this, she had recurring roles in the Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance and Good Luck Charlie. She has also starred in Leo Little's Big Show and has done voice work as Rosebud in the Air Buddies films.
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for Variety
Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Variety