Friday, September 19, 2014

Girl Meets World "Girl Meets 1961" Airs Tonight, September 19th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Girl Meets World' will be able to watch an all new episode tonight Friday, September 19th at 8:30pm ET/PT entitled "Girl Meets 1961". Cory gives the class a living-history assignment that takes the four friends back to New York City in 1961.

This series stars Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews, Sabrina Carpenter as Maya, Peyton Meyer as Lucas Friar, August Maturo as Auggie Matthews, Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the "Cory and Topanga" roles they made famous in ABC's hugely-popular sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000).

Jessie "Between the Swoon and New York City" Airs Tonight, September 19th

At 8pm ET/PT tonight, Friday, September 19th fans of the Disney Channel series 'Jessie will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "Between the Swoon and New York City". Jessie hits it off with a new guy she meets in the park named Brooks, unaware that he is Ms. Chesterfield's son.

Starring are Debby Ryan as Jessie ("Radio Rebel," "The Suite Life on Deck," "16 Wishes"); Tony Award-nominated Kevin Chamberlin (Broadway's "The Addams

Wolliker’s Benefits Waldoboro Library

Wolliker’s Benefits Waldoboro Library Sept. 28

Wolliker’s Waldoboro Whimsies, a monthly flea market and bazaar, will benefit the Waldoboro Public Library during their sale on Sunday, Sept. 28 at the VFW Hall in Waldoboro.

The benefit is a continued effort on behalf of Wolliker’s owner and participants to benefit their hometown community. Past beneficiaries included the Waldoborough Historical Society, the Waldoboro Women’s Club Scholarship Fund, Waldoboro Fire Dept., and the Waldoboro Food Pantry. Benefits are based on a minimum $50 donation in addition to enhancements during the event, such as revenue from items sold by the non-profit at a table provided free of charge.

Non-profits are invited to contact Wolliker’s to become a monthly beneficiary.   

“The non-profits we support on a are welcome to use our location to sell their own items, to distribute informational or fundraising literature, and to accept donations from the public,” said Wolliker’s owner Sally Lobkowicz, a Waldoboro resident.

Wolliker’s Waldoboro Whimsies is a venue that features a variety of craft, artistic, collectible items and more. “What we’re really looking for are unique, one of a kind, items that our shoppers won’t want to leave without,” Lobkowicz said. “We invite sellers to give us a call early to make reservations; we’ll have enough room for everyone, until we fill up.”

There is also food and beverage service at Wolliker’s.

Lobkowicz is excited that the indoor location at the VFW hall will mean the flea market and bazaar will be weather proof. “Now folks will have a fun place to check out even if it’s raining,” she said.

Wolliker’s Waldoboro Whimsies is open on the last Sunday of every month from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Waldoboro VFW Hall located on Mill Street between the Bremen Road (Rt. 32) and Jefferson Street.


To obtain a table reservation, or for more information, contact Lobkowicz at 207-380-3806 or emailsallylobkowicz@gmail.com.


Dog With A Blog "Guess Who Gets Expelled?" Airs In One Week, September 26th

In one week, September 26th at 9pm ET/PT, fans of the Disney Channel series 'Dog With A Blog' will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "Guess Who Gets Expelled?". On Avery's first day of high school, Tyler ropes her into his senior prank that ultimately gets them both expelled.

'Dog With A Blog' stars G Hannelius as Avery, Blake Michael as Tyler, Francesca Capaldi as Chloe, Beth Littleford as Ellen and Regan Burns as Bennett. Stephen Full voices Stan who is played by the canine performer, Mick.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse

Bristol, Maine - We spent yesterday morning filming at one of Maine's most photographed lighthouses, the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse.
    "The lighthouse was commissioned in 1827 by John Quincy Adams and built that year. Due to poor workmanship (salt water was used in the mortar mix), the lighthouse began to crumble and was replaced in 1835. The second contract for the construction stipulated that only fresh water be used. Keeper Isaac Dunham oversaw the construction and wrote in a letter to the US Lighthouse Establishment that the agreement was upheld and the work went well.
    The original light was an Argand-Lewis parabolic reflector, lit with candles and with a visibility of 2 miles (3.2 km). Augustin Fresnel invented a superior way of focusing light in the early 1850s and most lighthouses in the US were converted to the Fresnel Lens, with Pemaquid Point receiving a fourth order Fresnel in 1856. The lens is one of only six Fresnel lenses still in service in Maine. The keeper's house was built in 1857.
    Marcus A. Hanna, the only man ever awarded both the Medal of Honor (earned during Civil War for bravery on July 4, 1863 ) and the Gold Lifesaving Medal (for rescuing life on January 28, 1885 at Cape Elizabeth, once served as keeper of the light. The station was automated in 1934.
    By popular vote of Maine residents, the lighthouse was chosen to be featured on the Maine quarter, the 23rd in the 50 State Quarters Program issued by the U.S. Mint. Also depicted is a 3-masted schooner intended to resemble the Victory Chimes. Exposed bedrock descends from the lighthouse to the ocean creating a unique, scenic landscape. The geological history of these formations dates back hundreds of millions of years. These imposing structures have made this lighthouse with its setting one of the most photographed on the Maine coast." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pemaquid_Point_Light

"Rockland Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Rockland Harbor" by Doug Mills
The J&E Riggin, pinky schooner Summertime and M?V Rekord passing the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse at the entrance to Rockland harbor.[07-16-2010]




Thursday, September 18, 2014

City Celebrates Fort Allen Bicentennial

Two days of events planned on Eastern Promenade
Portland, Maine - The Friends of the Eastern Promenade and the City of Portland will celebrate the bicentennial of Fort Allen this Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20 with a series of events. On Friday, a symposium at the Maine Jewish Museum will discuss the War of 1812 in Maine, and its impact on Portland, and include a presentation by the landscape architect who researched and designed the Fort Allen Park restoration. On Saturday, a series of events are scheduled to celebrate the bicentennial, including a wreath laying ceremony at 10:00 AM at the War of 1812 Memorial followed by a parade at 10:15 AM that will start at the War of 1812 Memorial and proceed along the Eastern Promenade to Fort Allen. Former Governor and Munjoy Hill resident Joe Brennan will serve as the Grand Marshall.

At 11:00 AM on Saturday, a number of dignitaries will gather to offer formal remarks, including

Portland Celebrates PARK(ing) Day Tomorrow!

Annual worldwide event transforms metered parking spots into temporary public parks
Portland, Maine - Portland will celebrate PARK(ing) Day tomorrow at a variety of spots across the city. Always the third Friday in September, the annual worldwide event transforms metered parking spots into temporary public parks. The City of Portland's Planning Department will be participating in PARK(ing) Day by setting up a temporary bike corral, and planters courtesy of Skillins Greenhouses, at a space in front of Speckled Ax at 567 Congress Street. In total, 14 PARK(ing) Day spaces will be transformed by businesses and organizations.

The other PARK(ing) Day spaces will be located at:

477 Congress Street
539 Congress Street
611 Congress Street
377 Fore Street
570 Brighton Avenue
185 Middle Street
3 Canal Plaza (on Middle Street)
31 Exchange Street
Exchange Street, abutting Tommy's Park
70 Forest Avenue
538 Congress Street
619 Congress Street
37 Danforth Street

EXCLUSIVE Actor Spotlight: Rowan Blanchard from Girl Meets World

From the city of Los Angeles, California comes an adorable, twelve year old actress by the name of Rowan Blanchard. Rowan got her start in the acting industry by playing Caitlin in the TV series 'Dance-A-Lot Robot'. Now, she stars as Cory (Ben Savage) and  Topanga Matthews's (Danielle Fishel) daughter Riley Matthews in the Disney Channel series 'Girl Meets World', a spin-off from 'Boy Meets World'.

Rowan who plays Riley Matthews in 'Girl Meets World' faces life lessons through her parents, friends and school. Her best friend in this series is Maya Hart played by Sabrina Carpenter. 'Girl Meets World' airs Friday nights at 8:30pm ET/PT.

We were honored to be able to interview this up and coming adorable actress. Here is what she had to say.

When did you start acting?

Brielle Barbusca Hits Up 'Field Of Lost Shoes' Los Angeles Red Carpet

Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images
Westwood, California - Fifteen year old singer Brielle Barbusca looked simply beautiful wearing a black, gray dress and wedges as she hits up the red carpet for the 'Field Of Lost Shoes' Los Angeles premiere held at the Regency Village Theatre on September 17, 2014, in Westwood, California.

Brielle Barbusca has been acting since the age of 4 when her 1st speaking role was on the ABC hit Hope & Faith in 2 episodes as Brianna Melvile. she then went on to roles in Law & Order, Third Watch and Queens Supreme just to name a few. Brielle also appeared (uncredited)in the feature films "Hitch" (2005) and "The Forgotten" (2004).
Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

Acacia Brinley Hits Up 'Field Of Lost Shoes' Los Angeles Red Carpet

Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage
Westwood, California - Seventeen year old singer Acacia Binley looked simply beautiful wearing a black dress and high heels as she hits up the red carpet for the 'Field Of Lost Shoes' Los Angeles premiere held at the Regency Village Theatre on September 17, 2014, in Westwood, California.

Acacia is a singer originally from Boston, Massachusetts who now resides in the Los Angeles area. You can find out more about this singer by clicking here or follow her on Twitter here.
Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

Mary Mouser Hits Up 'Field Of Lost Shoes' Los Angeles Red Carpet

Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage
Westwood, California - Eighteen year old actress Mary Mouser looked gorgeous wearing a black outfit with high heels as she hits up the red carpet for the 'Field Of Lost Shoes' Los Angeles premiere held at the Regency Village Theatre on September 17, 2014, in Westwood, California.

Mary Matilyn Mouser born May 9, 1996 is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lacey Fleming on the ABC series Body of Proof. Mouser stars as Libby Clinedinst in 'Field Of Lost Shoes' which hits theater nationwide September 26th, 2014.
Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

Bella Thorne Emporio Armani Fashion Show MFW Chic Arrival

Milan, Italy - Stylish sixteen year old movie starlet Bella Thorne looked chic and beautiful in a white tank top, jacket, black pants with white pen strips and white shoes as she arrived for the Emporio Armani Fashio Show during Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 18, 2014 in Milan, Italy.

This stylish sixteen year old actress has been seen at several fashion shows this month.

Fans will be able to see this sixteen year old stylish beauty in the upcoming movie entitled 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' which hits theater nationwide October 10th, 2014.
Photos credited/by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images

"Rockbound" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Rockbound" by Doug Mills
The Pemaquid Point Lighthouse on the rockbound coast of Maine. [03-11-2010]





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Portland Fire Department Completes Investigation Into Cause and Origin of Deering Avenue Blaze

Fire Department investigators are unable to determine cause due to extent of damage
Portland, Maine - The Portland Fire Department fire investigators have determined that the origin of the blaze that destroyed a home at 40 Deering Avenue early yesterday morning started in the rear of the house on the left side. However, investigators have been unable to determine a cause due to the extent of the damage.  

“As with any major fire, the extent of the damage to the building makes determining a cause difficult, if not impossible," said Tim Nangle, spokesperson for the Portland Fire Department. "The building's structural integrity makes the building dangerous to enter or work around and our investigators safety is our paramount concern.”  

According to Jon Rioux, Deputy Director of the City of Portland's Inspections Division, due to the extent of the damage the owner has decided to move forward with demolition of the structure. Contractors were on site earlier today evaluating the building for demolition. Residents are urged to avoid the area directly in front of the building on Deering Ave. for their safety.

The fire was reported at about 5:00 AM on Tuesday and required a 3rd alarm response from the Portland Fire Department. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for an unrelated medical issue and was discharged a short time later.  The family of four is being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The Chad Hollister Band To Perform Benefit Concert For Hope Elephants

ROCKLAND, Maine - The Chad Hollister Band will be performing a benefit concert for Hope Elephants and founder James Laurita Fund. The benefit concert will be at the Strand Theater in Rockland, Maine at 7:30pm.

Vermont-based singer/songwriter CHAD HOLLISTER and his nine-piece band will perform a concert to benefit Hope Elephants and the Jim Laurita Fund. This is only possible by the event sponsors Allen Insurance and Financial, Dowling Walsh Gallery and Goose River Golf Course, all ticket proceeds will go the nonprofit fund.

With six self-produced albums under his belt, tours spanning across the nation and 15 years of experience, HOLLISTER has established himself as a mature and impressive musician crafting infectious rhythmic sounds reminiscent of influential artists such as Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band. HOLLISTER has opened for Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Blues Traveler and Paul Simon, and shared the stage with many more legends.

HOLLISTER'S take on rock ‘n’ roll has evolved over the years into complex tracks with uplifting messages; being a family man and father has influenced and shaped his performances to create a diverse musical experience. Building off the success his previous albums, HOLLISTER released a self-titled album in 2010 featuring groove-oriented tracks. His most recent release is a new single, "Breathe," a beautiful and melodic track gently encouraging listeners to overcome obstacles and persevere.

We hope a lot in the community can come out to this great benefit event.

Bella Thorne Hits Up Fausto Puglisi Fashion Show MFW

MILAN, Italy -Sixteen year old movie starlet Bella Thorne looked simply gorgeous in a colorful print dress with purple high heels as she hits up the Fausto Puglisi show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 17, 2014 in Milan, Italy.

Fans will be able to see this sixteen year old beauty in the upcoming movie entitled 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' which hits theater nationwide October 10th, 2014.
 Photos Credit: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Governor LePage and Pride Manufacturing Welcome Lincoln Logs to Maine

Central Maine manufacturer adds jobs with iconic toy
Burnham, Maine - Governor Paul R. LePage and Pride Manufacturing Company on Wednesday welcomed the iconic American toy brand, Lincoln Logs, to Maine. Pride Manufacturing Company, which is in the Central Maine town of Burnham, announced it will produce the popular toy and bring more jobs to the area.

“I commend Pride Manufacturing for representing the best of Maine and for their enthusiastic approach to making Lincoln Logs in Maine,” said Governor LePage. “Yes, it will bring jobs to Maine. More importantly, it shows that not only can our businesses compete on the world stage for internationally recognized brands, but also that Maine should be considered as a top choice when looking to bring back manufacturing. I look forward to seeing children across Maine and all over the world playing with this toy, knowing it was made in our state.”

According to Randy Dicker, Senior Director of Manufacturing at Pride’s Burnham facility, 100-percent of the Lincoln Logs will be manufactured in Maine as soon as Pride's operations are at capacity. Dicker anticipates the addition of the production of Lincoln Logs will create up to 10 new jobs. Currently, the Burnham facility provides 130 full-time jobs.

“Today is a great day, and I want to thank Governor LePage for his support,” said Dicker. “We

Hope Crash Tuesday Evening Leads To Violations

HOPE, Maine - At 5:25 p.m. on Sept. 16th, Knox County Sheriff’s Office was called to respond to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Gillette Rd. and Hope St. with reportedly no injuries.  Deputy Nathan Jack responded and was assisted by State Trooper Jeremy Wesbrock.

Deputy Jack found that a 1982, Ford, commercial duty boom truck had rolled over on its’ side and landed on a 2008 Ford Focus owned by Priscilla Winslow, 52, of Camden, that was parked in a driveway.  No one was in the Focus.  The operator of the boom truck, Samuel Whitley, 33, of Hope stated as he was going down the hill on Gillette Road approaching the intersection when he lost the brakes on the truck.  Whitley attempted to make the corner onto Hope St. and lost control of the truck.  Due to the weight of the truck, it rolled over on to the hood of the Focus.  Whitley had two passengers in the truck, Christopher Feener, 49, of Union and Feener’s juvenile son.  Christopher Feener is the owner of the truck and subsequently was summonsed for allowing operation of an uninspected, unregistered, uninsured motor vehicle as well as a seatbelt violation.  The operator was issued a summons for Operating Without a License as he was operating beyond the weight limit of his non-commercial license.

Hope Fire assisted at the scene with traffic and the vehicles were towed by All Directions.  Commericial Vehicle Enforcement of the Maine State Police was also notified to assist with the crash.

Photos Preview: Dog With A Blog "Guess Who Gets Expelled?" Airs September 26th

On September 26th at 9pm ET/PT, fans of the Disney Channel series 'Dog With A Blog' will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "Guess Who Gets Expelled?". On Avery's first day of high school, Tyler ropes her into his senior prank that ultimately gets them both expelled.

'Dog With A Blog' stars G Hannelius as Avery, Blake Michael as Tyler, Francesca Capaldi as Chloe, Beth Littleford as Ellen and Regan Burns as Bennett. Stephen Full voices Stan who is played by the canine performer, Mick.

I Didn't Do It "Logan's Run" Airs This Sunday, September 21st

At 9pm ET/PT this Sunday, September 21st, fans of the Disney Channel series 'I Didn't Do It' will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "Logan's Run". When Logan learns his friends think he runs very awkwardly and strange, he fakes an injury to get out of Lindy's charity jog-a-thon for the endangered snot otter. Meanwhile, Delia inadvertently gets Brenda fired from Rumble Juice and tries to find the inept employee another job.

I Didn't Do It stars Olivia Holt ("Kickin' It," "Girl vs. Monster") as Lindy, Austin North ("A.N.T. Farm," "Kickin' It") as Logan, Piper Curda ("A.N.T. Farm," "Rule the Mix") as Jasmine, Peyton Clark ("Danger Jane") as Garrett and Sarah Gilman ("Last Man Standing") as Delia.
Photos Credit: Disney Channel

Jessie "Between the Swoon and New York City" Airs This Friday, September 19th

At 8pm ET/PT this Friday, September 19th fans of the Disney Channel series 'Jessie will be able to watch an all new episode entitled "Between the Swoon and New York City". Jessie hits it off with a new guy she meets in the park named Brooks, unaware that he is Ms. Chesterfield's son.

Starring are Debby Ryan as Jessie ("Radio Rebel," "The Suite Life on Deck," "16 Wishes"); Tony Award-nominated Kevin Chamberlin (Broadway's "The Addams

Photos Preview: Girl Meets World "Girl Meets 1961" Airs Friday September 19th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Girl Meets World' will be able to watch an all new episode this Friday, September 19th at 8:30pm ET/PT entitled "Girl Meets 1961". Cory gives the class a living-history assignment that takes the four friends back to New York City in 1961.

This series stars Rowan Blanchard as Riley Matthews, Sabrina Carpenter as Maya, Peyton Meyer as Lucas Friar, August Maturo as Auggie Matthews, Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage reprising the "Cory and Topanga" roles they made famous in ABC's hugely-popular sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000).

Rumble Strips to be Added to Route 202 in Winthrop

Winthrop, Maine - Crews will be grinding rumble strips into the pavement along the roadway centerline on Route 202 in Winthrop beginning on Thursday, September 18th.

The location is on Route 202, a 4.60 mile stretch of road beginning 0.08 of a mile east of the intersection of Route 202 and Annabessacook Road extending easterly 4.60 miles to 0.03 of a mile east of Welch Point Road.

Motorists should expect at least one 11ft. lane open in each direction and should anticipate possible delays between 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

This effort is an attempt to create a safer corridor for motorists to travel.

It is anticipated all work will be completed by the end of the day on Wednesday, September 24th.

CPM Constructors of Freeport will perform this $87,785 project.

Trekkers’ “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction on November 8 to Benefit Local Students; With Comedian & Auctioneer Bucky Lewis

Owls Head, Maine - Trekkers’ annual “Bid Big, Laugh Loud” Auction Event will take place on Saturday, November 8th at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. This year’s auction will include some unique items, such as 6-day African safari packages for two, including lodging, all meals and two daily game viewing activities with Zulu Nyala Lodge in South Africa; a ride for two in a 1933 Waco biplane at the Owls Head Transportation Museum; artwork from local artists; and gift certificates for golf, getaway packages, business services, seafood; along with many other items to help get your holiday shopping off to a great start.

The auction preview will run from 5:45-6:30pm. The silent auction will take place from 5:45-8:00pm. From 6:40 to 7:15pm, the crowd will be entertained by the comedic talent of Bucky Lewis. At 7:15pm, Bucky Lewis will don his auctioneer’s hat to start the bidding on the live auction items. The fundraising evening will also include an all-you-can-eat dessert buffet for $5, with a variety of delicious desserts to choose from.

Throughout the evening, comedian and entertainer

Fall Birding Workshop September 27th


Camden/Rockport, Maine - Glenn Jenks will lead a fall birding workshop on Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 AM.

Just in time for the fall migration of many songbirds, this program will teach new birders how to look for and identify avian species. After a short indoor program, guests will head outside to look and listen for migrating warblers and local songbirds.

Jenks is a local birder, rosarian, musician, teacher, currently serving as Vice President of Merryspring Nature Center.

The cost of this workshop is $5 for the general public, and free for members of Merryspring. Guests are advised to wear water-proof shoes and weather-appropriate clothing, and to bring their own pair of binoculars.  Admission is limited to 15 people. To sign up, please contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.