Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jessica Lucas & Jane Levy WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Day 2

Anaheim, California - Actresses Jessica Lucas twenty seven and twenty three year old Jane Levy looked
beautiful as they attended WonderCon day two to promote their movie "Evil Dead" on the Sony panel March 30th, 2013 in Anaheim, California at Anaheim Convention Center.

Jessica Lucas is a Canadian actress and singer. She is perhaps known for her roles in television, such as, Melrose Place and Edgemont, and in the movies, She's the Man and Cloverfield. Lucas currently stars in the CW series "Cult" and in the movie "Evil Dead" as Olivia.

Jane Colburn Levy is an American actress. She is best known for her current role as Tessa Altman on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory. She made her TV debut on Showtime's Shameless. Levy appeared in two movies in 2012: Fun Size and Nobody Walks. Levy also star in the upcoming movie "Evil Dead" as Mia to premiere  April 5th, 2013.


Photo Credit: Getty Images

Guardian Salvage

The U.S. Navy contracted crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 removes the stern section from the mine countermeasure ship Ex-Guardian (MCM 5), which ran aground on the Tubbataha Reef Jan. 17, and places it onto the barge Seabridge. The removal of the stern section completed the removal of the Guardian from the reef. The U.S. Navy and contracted salvage teams continue damage assessments and the removal of equipment and parts to prepare the grounded ship to be safely dismantled and removed from Tubbataha Reef. The U.S. Navy continues to work in close cooperation with the Philippine authorities to safely dismantle Guardian from the reef while minimizing environmental effects. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelby Sanders/Released)


Lily Collins WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Day 2

Anaheim, California - Twenty four year old Actress Lily Collins looked pretty as she attended the second day of WonderCon to promote "Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" on the Sony panel at Convention Center on March 30, 2013 in Anaheim, California.

Lily Jane Collins born March 18th, 1989 is an English and American actress, model, and television personality, known for her roles in the films The Blind Side, Abduction, and Mirror Mirror.

Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England, and is the daughter of English musician Phil Collins, and his second wife, Jill Tavelman. Her mother is American, and is the president of the Beverly Hills' Women's Club. Collins is the half-sister of actress Joely Collins and musician Simon Collins (from her father's first marriage), and also has two half-brothers from her father's third marriage, Nicholas and Matthew Collins. Her maternal grandfather was a Canadian Jewish immigrant who owned a famous clothing store in Los Angeles.

After her parents' divorce, she moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother when she was five years old. She graduated from Harvard-Westlake School and attended the University of Southern California majoring in broadcast journalism.

Collins started acting at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains.

As a teenager, Collins wrote a column (titled NY Confidential) for the British magazine Elle Girl. She has also written for Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and the Los Angeles Times magazines.

She was chosen by Chanel to wear one of its gowns at the 2007 Bal des Débutantes (a charity ball) at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, which was featured on season 3 of the reality TV show The Hills. She was picked by Spain's Glamour magazine in 2008 as their "International model of the year" and appeared on the magazine's cover in August 2009.

Collins covered the 2008 US Presidential campaign as a host on the Nickelodeon show Kids Pick the President. She won a 2008 Young Hollywood Award for "Newest Red Carpet Correspondent". She has appeared in two episodes of the television show 90210, including the 2008–2009 season finale. Collins was one of twenty women named by Maxim magazine as one of "The Hottest Daughters of Rock Stars" in 2009.

Collins was in the 2009 film The Blind Side as Collins Tuohy, the daughter of Sandra Bullock's character Leigh Anne Tuohy. She played the warrior priest's daughter Lucy in the thriller Priest, opposite Paul Bettany.

MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the "Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011". She co-starred in the 2011 action film Abduction with Taylor Lautner. Collins played Snow White in Mirror Mirror, an adaptation of the Snow White fairytale, co-starring Julia Roberts. Robbie Collin from British newspaper The Telegraph wrote, "She has an adorable, sensational, almost perfect face for cinema; think Audrey Hepburn with the eyebrows of Liam Gallagher. Her smile is the Platonic ideal of cheeky." She made her singing debut in the film, performing an English re-written cover of "I Believe (in Love)".

Collins was reportedly to be the lead in the The Evil Dead remake Evil Dead with a release date of April 2013, but dropped out due to a scheduling issue. In March 2012, it was announced that Collins would take the role of Samantha in Stuck in Love, starring alongside Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, and Greg Kinnear. Collins is set to star in the first film adaptation of the New York Times bestselling "The Mortal Instruments" novels by Cassandra Clare, playing Clary Fray.
 Photos Credit: Araya Diaz/WireImage

Man Falls 20 Feet Aboard Cyprus Flagged Tanker Off Texas


HOUSTON — A 28-year-old man was medevaced after sustaining about a 20-foot fall aboard a tanker in the fairway anchorage off Sabine, approximately 55 miles southeast of Port Arthur, Saturday afternoon.

The captain of the 800-foot Cyprus flagged tanker, Nordmark, radioed watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston for assistance, reporting that a crewmember had sustained an injury to his back after falling in the engineering space.

An aircrew was launched aboard an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter from Air Station Houston to assist.

The aircrew hoisted the man from the tanker and transported him to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Beaumont for medical care.

The man was transported in stable condition.

"It's a good thing the Coast Guard is able to respond to these kind of emergency situations," said Bill Segelken, a watchstander at the sector. "The Coast Guard recognizes that accidents happen and it is important for us to be there, because we are the only ones with the capabilities to conduct medical evacuations from boats.

"Fall related injuries are relatively unique. We probably do accident related medevacs once a month or so."

Segelken noted the more common accidents are from fishing vessels from men working in fishing gear, anchor chains and lines.


4 Boaters Rescued Near Charleston Harbor


The Coast Guard aided in a rescued of four people from a capsized vessel 11 miles off of the Charleston Harbor, Saturday, Mar. 30, 2013. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification of the 28-foot pleasure craft taking on water with four adults aboard at 5:39 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard photo. 
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard aided in a rescue of four people from a capsized vessel 11 miles off of the Charleston Harbor Saturday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Charleston received notification of the 28-foot pleasure craft taking on water with four adults aboard at 5:39 p.m. Saturday via the boater's VHF-FM marine radio.

Watchstanders immediately issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast over VHF radio, requesting for other boaters' in the area to assist.

Hearing the distress call over the radio, a Charleston Branch Pilot boat located the then capsized vessel and recovered all four boaters from the water at 6:40 p.m.

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Charleston transferred the boaters from the pilot boat and aboard the Coast Guard 41-foot Utility Boat at 6:44 p.m.

The boaters were transported to the shore with no medical concerns. All four boaters were reported to be wearing a life jacket.

All mariners are encouraged to invest in a VHF-FM marine-band radio as their primary means of communication on the water. VHF-FM marine-band radios are far more reliable than cells phones in the marine environment. The Coast Guard monitors VHF-FM Channel 16, the international hailing and distress channel, around the clock. In addition, all mariners in the vicinity will hear distress calls broadcast over VHF-FM Channel 16. Urgent safety information and weather reports for boaters are also broadcast over marine band radio channels.


"Room With A View" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Room With A View"  By Doug Mills
The American Eagle sails past my Grandfathers room with a view.



Saturday, March 30, 2013

Molly C. Quinn WonderCon Anaheim 2013 Day 1

Anaheim, California - Nineteen year old Actress Molly C. Quinn of the ABC series "Castle" looked pretty as she attended day one of WonderCon for Superman Unbound in Anaheim, California on March 29th, 2013. WonderCon Anaheim taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center.


At age 6, Molly Quinn performed in her first community ballet, and she has been performing in front of an audience ever since.

Quinn is currently in production on the Newline Cinema film "We're the Millers," directed by Ross Thurber, in which she stars opposite Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikas and Emma Roberts. Prior to that she played the starring role in "Black Forest: Hansel and Gretel & the 420 Witch," from director Duane Journey and producer Mark Morgan ("Twilight" series, "Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief"). Past credits include working alongside Reneé Zellweger and Logan Lerman in "My One and Only," and showcasing her comedic skills alongside John C. Reilly in "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story." She also worked for acclaimed director Robert Zemeckis in the motion-capture version of the Charles Dickens classic, "A Christmas Carol."

When Quinn's not in front of the camera, she works on numerous projects as a voice over artist. Most recently cast as a voice in Warner Bros. Animation & DC Comics, she has also voiced roles for Cartoon Network's hit series "Ben 10: Ultimate Alien," and is currently the voice of "Bloom" in the Nickelodeon global hit, "The Winx Club."

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Quinn keeps in touch with her roots by routinely traveling home to visit family and friends in Texarkana, Texas.

Coast Guard Sentinels To Continue Hawaiian Watch



U.S. Coast Guard feature story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Soto

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Honolulu are called to action by a urgent request for assistance. A vessel captain reports that his 24-foot charter vessel, the Mellow Yellow, is disabled six miles east of the Big Island of Hawaii with two people aboard. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Kiska launches as they have done so many times before.

Chief Petty Officer Jacob Buckley, a machinery technician stationed aboard the 110-foot Island Class patrol boat, noted that conditions were far from optimal. Fighting through eight to 10-foot seas and 20-knot winds, the crew arrived on scene and managed to lower their small boat into the water to render assistance. Once aboard the Mellow Yellow, they inspected the entire steering system to see if repairs were possible.

“After seeing there was no way to make repairs to the installed steering system, we had two options,” Buckley said. The options were either tow the Mellow Yellow and crew back to shore or try to rig an emergency steering system and drive them back to Hilo. With daylight waning and a tow requiring reduced speeds, the crew decided to improvise.

Buckley and other crewmembers made an emergency steering system by rigging a six-foot board to the left outboard engine. They secured it in place using duct tape, 20-feet of line and a little ingenuity, allowing the vessel to be steered as they escorted it back to shore.

The 23-year-old Kiska, homeported on the Big Island of Hawaii, is one of two 110-foot Island Class patrol boats in the Hawaiian Islands. The second, the Coast Guard Cutter Galveston Island, is homeported in Honolulu. Since the 1980’s, the 20-person crews aboard these vessels have conducted search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection missions throughout the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific.

Despite the capabilities of these ships, most of the 110’s in the Coast Guard are past their intended service life, established when a ship is designed. As cutters age, crewmembers endure numerous engineering challenges in keeping them operational. Continued heavy use requires constant maintenance and repair. These needs are increasingly preventing the crews from being able to perform their designated missions.

“The cutter does experience casualties. They range from sewage issues, gray-water issues, exhaust leaks, minor system malfunctions to something larger,” said Chief Petty Officer David Jones, a machinery technician and the Galveston Island engineering officer. “Usually they’re small problems, but they take time to fix, and they add up.”

Due to the age of the Galveston Island and Kiska, some parts are no longer available from the manufacturer or the manufacturer is no longer in business. That being the case, getting underway highly depends on whether or not the part that is needed is essential to the ship’s functioning.

The combined issues cost the crews valuable time and reduce service to the people of the Hawaiian Islands, Jones noted. As maintenance issues become more complex the potential impact on mission execution increases. In the context of a search and rescue case this could lead to loss of life.

The delicate balance between maintenance and operations has not gone unnoticed and efforts are being undertaken at the highest levels of the service to ensure the missions and service of the Coast Guard patrol boat fleet are maintained.

“Parts availability and conditions of the ships have been key considerations in the decision to bring new ships to the fleet,” said Lt. Justin Nadolny, a Fast Response Cutter sponsor representative at the Coast Guard’s Office of Cutter Forces in Washington D.C.

The Acquisitions Directorate, the office in charge of recapitalization projects, has worked with industry partners to develop the Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter. This new class of ship features an array of new technologies, communications systems and living quarters for the crew. Four of these ships are already in use in Miami and two are set to be stationed in Hawaii within the next decade.

“The FRC’s offer significantly improved sea keeping over the 110,” Nadolny said. “It has a much better ability to launch its small boat and improved crew habitability.” Nadolny also pointed out that the FRC’s are capable of travelling farther than the 110’s, an important factor in Hawaii’s vast area of operations.

Today, two 110-foot patrol boats provide essential missions to the Hawaiian Islands and beyond, but due to the increase of maintenance issues, their time is running out. With the introduction of the Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutter, a new and capable platform will provide the Hawaiian community with readiness they can rely for generations to come.


"At North End Shipyard" The Maine Windjammer Project


"At North End Shipyard"  By Doug Mills
The Artic Explorer Bowdoin at North End Shipyard. [May 25, 2010]


Friday, March 29, 2013

Oceanside Girls Lacrosse Play Day April 6th

Thomaston, Maine - The Oceanside Girls Lacrosse team will be hosting a play day with Camden Hills, Winslow and Lewiston on April 6th, 2013 starting around 9pm at Sam Pendleton Field behind Oceanside West in Thomaston.

Here is the schedule for the day:


START TIME:  9:00AM

GAME SCHEDULE:

1-OCEANSIDE 2-CAMDEN HILLS  3-WINSLOW      4-LEWISTON

9:00  1V2
9:45  3V4
10:30 1V3
11:15 2V4
12:00-12:30 LUNCH!   SHOOT OUT & GOALIE STOPS COMPETITION!
12:30 2V3
1:15  1V4
2:15:   Play day! Playoff! Game!   1st place team V 2nd place team!
3:00PM   PRESENTATION OF COACHES MVP AWARD! & RAFFLE DRAWING!

RCN America Sports Editor David Mills will be here to capture all the Lacrosse play day action. Please come out an support your Oceanside Girls Lacrosse team on April 6th, 2013 in Thomaston, Maine.

Hollywood Records Signs Disney Star Bella Thorne

RCN America learned today that the beautiful Bella Thorne fifteen years of age signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. Bella Thorne stars as the fashionable, adventurous, aspiring dancer CeCe Jones, one half of the comedic duo of young dancers trying to dance her way to stardom, in the new Disney Channel series "Shake It Up."

A three-time nominee and 2009 winner of a Young Artists Award, Thorne had a recurring role on HBO's hit drama "Big Love" playing Bill Paxton’s free-spirited daughter Tancy (Teenie) Henrickson. Her other television credits include the role of Christian Slater's daughter on NBC's "My Own Worst Enemy," Billy Baldwin's daughter on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" and Cheryl Hines' daughter on "In The Motherhood." She guest-starred on Disney Channel's Emmy-winning comedy series "Wizards of Waverly Place," "Entourage," "Little Monk," "October Road" and "The O.C."

On the big screen, Thorne starred in the psychological thriller "Forget Me Not" and in the yet to be released coming-of-age story "Raspberry Magic."

She is also the voice of one of the young Ant Kids in "Ant Bully," the video game based on the box-office hit "The Ant Bully."

Thorne has appeared in more than 60 commercials worldwide and was the youngest ever spokesperson for

Savannah Jayde Volunteers At Los Angeles Mission Easter Celebration

Actress Savannah Jayde with Actor Brandon Tyler Russell.
Los Angeles, California - Actress Savannah Jayde took time out of her day to volunteer at Los Angeles Mission Easter Celebration at the Los Angeles Mission on March 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. It's great to see Savannah volunteering her time at the Los Angeles Mission Easter Celebration today. Jayde was joined by Actor Brandon Tyler Russell, David Dreier, Actor Stephen Collins and Pro skateboader Ryan Sheckler.

Thank you for volunteering your time to a worthily cause.

About Los Angeles Mission:

The Los Angeles Mission exists to provide help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need.

Core Values – Distinctiveness of the Los Angeles Mission

We believe that all services provided to those in need should be done so in love, offering hope, mercy and compassion.

We believe that personal spiritual transformation occurs from strong Christian discipleship, equipping and training.

We believe that addictions can be overcome through prayer, medical treatment and deep, abiding, healthy relationships.

The Swordfish Hunters



The Swordfish Hunters April 16

Maine’s State Archaeologist, Bruce Bourque, will be speaking at the Camden Public Library about Maine’s Red Paint People on Tuesday evening, April 16, at 7:00 pm. Dr. Bourque has recently written a book on the people he calls The Swordfish Hunters. The presentation is part of the library’s Maritime Month, in  celebration of our coastal heritage during the month of April.

Thousands of years ago, Maine’s Red Paint People, so called because of the red ochre in their burial sites, were among the first maritime cultures in the Americas. They could have subsisted on easily caught cod, but they chose to capture dangerous and elusive swordfish. The book explains beautifully the prehistory of these people, the evolution of archaeological thinking about them, and the myriad new scientific threads that shed new light on this old culture. Anyone with even a passing interest in New England’s deep maritime roots will be interested in the talk on April 16.

“I have been intrigued by the Red Paint People and their unusual culture throughout my career,” explains Bourque. “They lived by the sea and hunted swordfish. They buried their dead in large, orderly cemeteries that included graves filled with a brilliant red powder, known as ocher, along with stone tools and bone ornaments of exquisite beauty and craftsmanship. After five hundred years, these people mysteriously vanished.”

“Interwoven with the story of the Red Paint People is one of scientific growth and evolution,” continues Bourque. “Archaeologists have adopted new research models in collaboration with a broad range of natural sciences to flesh out the story of a remarkable prehistoric culture, centered exclusively in Maine.”

In the closing years of the nineteenth century, strange objects began to come out of the ground in Hancock County, Maine. They were quickly recognized as prehistoric artifacts of stone, but they were very unlike the spear tips and other small artifacts collectors gathered from coastal sites as they eroded into the sea. Many were large and finely crafted, some made of beautiful stone from far-off places. Strangest of all, they came from pits filled with a brilliant red powder called red ocher. These were ancient graves clustered into large cemeteries.

Local naturalists brought these finds to the attention of a new breed of scientist — archaeologists who were busy developing their new science at the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard University. They began to visit and to excavate these sites and introduced them to the world in 1893 at the Chicago World Columbian Exposition. Between then and 1920, other archaeologists became involved, searching for and discovering more than a dozen new cemeteries. Museum collections grew quickly, but so did confusion about what kind of culture could have produced these wonderful objects. Then interest in the so-called Red Paint cemeteries waned as American archaeologists began to broaden their horizons to other continents. The mystery of the Red Paint People was left hanging. A half century later, as Maine archaeology was undergoing a revival, a new generation of archaeologists, armed with the analytical tools of modern science, once again turned their attention to the Red Paint People and reached some surprising conclusions.

The book tells the story of the Red Paint People and the archaeologists who have tried to understand them for over a century. Interwoven with that story is one of scientific growth and evolution, as archaeologists have adopted new research models in collaboration with a broad range of natural scientists to flesh out the life story of a remarkable prehistoric culture: the swordfish hunters.

“Bruce Bourque’s The Swordfish Hunters captivated me as no recent book has. I could not put it down. Thousands of years ago, Maine’s Red Paint People were among the first maritime cultures in the Americas. Bourque explains beautifully the prehistory of these people, the evolution of archaeological thinking about them, and the myriad new scientific threads that shed new light on this old culture.”
–Robert Steneck, Professor of Marine Sciences University of Maine

“In The Swordfish Hunters, Bruce Bourque interweaves four narratives into a fascinating and engaging account of the distinctive Red Paint culture of ancient coastal Maine. He interweaves the history of archaeological research with his own personal history of intellectual discovery. He describes the Red Paint People in fascinating detail as a complex maritime hunter-gatherer society that hunted swordfish, and he shows, importantly, how archaeological data can contribute to modern issues and problems — in this case to the health of marine ecosystems.”
–Kenneth M. Ames, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


CAMDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS, April 4 through April 20


Thursday, April 4

Camden Library Coffeehouse features Ed Geis & Friends, 7:00 pm. The evening’s music will include a mix of original compositions, western folk tunes, and more. Will Brown and David Foley join Ed Geis to create a dynamic trio playing a host of stringed instruments including guitar, laud, and baritone guitar. Admission is $7/$5 seniors.


Saturday, April 6

Simply Books Club, 2:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. Simply bring along whatever book you’re currently reading and share it with the group. Call 236-3440 for more information.


Monday, April 8

Tami Rogers presents An Introduction to Reiki at 12:00 noon at at the Camden Public Library, part of the Wellness Brown Bag Lunch Series co-sponsored with the PenBay Regional Chamber of Commerce.


Tuesday, April 9

Regular meeting of the Reading Group of the Camden Philosophical Society, 4:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. The group will discuss philosophical readings concerning art, the art world, and philosophy of art. The focus this month will be on dance. Everyone with an interest in reading and discussion are welcome. For more information contact info@philosophyedge.com.

“Advanced Investing,” 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, part of the Financial Literacy series, led by Lowrie Sargent of Better Investing. All are welcome. Co-sponsored by Camden National Bank.


Thursday, April 11

“Around the World in 14 Months,” 7:00 at the Camden Public Library. Doug Sensenig and Jennifer Bell will present a slide talk on their family’s trip around the world by ships, planes, trains, and automobiles with their 13 year old daughter. Travels included England, France, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Turkey, India, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, and New Zealand, with significant stops in Croatia, Singapore, and Fiji. They will show slides while discussing how they planned the journey, what they saw, and how it changed their lives.


Tuesday, April 16

Bruce Bourque, Maine State Archeologist, on his book, The Swordfish Hunters, about Maine’s paleo-Indians. At the Camden Public Library, 7:00 pm, part of the library’s Maritime Month.


Thursday, April 18

“Avian Haven” presented by the Midcoast Audubon Society and Diane Winn and Marc Payne, about their work at the year-round wild bird rehabilitation center in Freedom. 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library.


Saturday, April 20

Spring Cleanup Day in Camden Park and Amphitheatre, 9:00 to noon. Volunteers are needed, bring gloves and rakes and meet Dave Jackson in the park.

Star gazing party on top of Beech Hill in Rockport, co-sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Camden Public Library, 6:30-8:30 pm.


Jennifer Hawkins & Briden Star Marquee First Birthday

Sydney, Australia - Twenty nine year old Model Jennifer Hawkins and Briden Star looked beautiful as they
attended Marquee First Birthday at the Star on March 29, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.

Jennifer Hawkins born December 22, 1983 5' 11" is an Australian beauty queen, model and television presenter best known as Miss Universe 2004. She is the face of Australian department store Myer.

Miss Universe Olivia Culpo & Miss USA Nana Meriwether Attend Auction For Hurricane Sandy Relief

New York City, New York - Miss Universe Olivia Culpo & Miss USA Nana Meriwether looked gorgeous as they attended an auction dinner for Hurricane Sandy Relief at Philippe Chow on March 28, 2013 in New York City.

About Olivia Culpo:
Olivia Culpo born on May 8, 1992 is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won the Miss USA 2012 and Miss Universe 2012 pageant, representing her home state of Rhode Island. She previously won the 2012 Miss Rhode Island USA competition, which was the first pageant she entered. She attended Boston University up until she won Miss USA 2012 and is currently not enrolled in school. She was crowned Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas; she is the first winner from the USA to obtain the crown since Brook Lee in 1997.

Miss USA 2012
Culpo competed in the Miss USA 2012 competition on June 3, 2012, representing the state of Rhode Island. She won the title of Miss USA. She was crowned by the outgoing titleholder Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011. On July 6, 2012, the city of Cranston, Rhode Island held a special homecoming celebration honoring Culpo for her pageant win. A story time program was held at the Cranston Public Library at which Culpo read The Giving