Friday, February 28, 2014

Cable Crossing to Force Overnight Stoppages at Mile 105

20-minute north and southbound stoppages Monday (3/3) through Thursday (3/6)

PORTLAND, Maine – Beginning Monday evening, March 3, 2014, 20-minute traffic stops will occur in both directions in Farmingdale at Mile 105 to allow Central Maine Power to install six transmission lines across the highway. Stoppages are scheduled to begin Monday night at 10:00 p.m. and will last until 5:00 a.m. each night through Thursday, March 6th.

Motorists should prepare alternate travel routes during the closures. Message boards will be in place to inform approaching travelers of closures, and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) broadcasts on 1610 AM will also be used to inform drivers. The Maine Turnpike Authority appreciates motorists’ patience and understanding during this construction.

Visit MaineTurnpike.com for information on Turnpike projects and weekly construction advisories and lane closure reports. Motorists can also sign up to receive travel alerts by email and follow us on Facebook or Twitter for timely travel alerts and additional Turnpike information.

The Teen Center at Portland Public Library hosts a Letter Writing Workshop series for Girls

Wednesdays in April: April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd at 4:15pm
Portland, Maine - Girls ages 12-19 are invited to joing the Portland Public Library Teen Center each week to explore a different mode of letter-writing in a one-hour snack-filled time together. Some of the letters will be fit to drop in the mail to loved ones near and far; others of them we'll never show a soul, so full of secrets they will be! Some of them we would need a time-machine to send. And for others, we'd need to step into a fictional world to find the right mailbox. Snacks and supplies will be provided. All you need to do is sign up and show up!


Contact the Teen Librarian, Dave Kiersh with any questions: kiersh@portland.lib.me.us  or 207-871-1700 ext 772.

LITHGOW’S CABIN FEVER CRAFT SERIES RETURNS WITH BEADING CLASS ON 3/11

Augusta, Maine - A jewelry making class on Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. kicks off Lithgow Public Library’s popular Cabin Fever Crafts series, which offers fun opportunities to get out of the house and get creative.  Linda LaCroix, owner of Beads on the Kennebec in downtown Augusta, will help participants make a bead necklace or bracelet of their choice.

      Space is limited and registration for the class is encouraged, either at Lithgow Library or at Beads on the Kennebec, 333 Water Street in Augusta.  Kits will be available for pre-purchase or are available the night of the class.

      LaCroix purchased Beads on the Kennebec in 2007.  In addition to her passion for beading, she is an avid crafter in needle arts, basket making and dried florals.  She teaches a number of beading classes at

the shop, including basic stringing, hand weaving, loom weaving, wire-working, chain maille, bead embroidery and Japanese braiding.

      Cabin Fever Crafts will take place in the Reading Room of the library, which is located at 45 Winthrop Street in Augusta.  The next Cabin Fever Crafts class, “Arm Knitting,” will be held on Thursday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

      For more information or to sign up for the beading class, call the library at 626-2415 or visit the library’s website at www.lithgow.lib.me.us.  Beads on the Kennebec can be reached at 622-1666 or visit the shop’s website at www.beadsonthekennebec.com.

New Mid Coast Medical Practice Opens in Topsham

Topsham, ME – The providers of Mid Coast Medical Group – Topsham began seeing patients at their new state-of-the-art medical facility on Monday, March 3. Offering adult internal medicine and primary care, Mid Coast Medical Group – Topsham is conveniently located just off Route 196, adjacent to The Highlands, at One Wellness Way. Current and new patients are welcome.

The new 11,000 square-foot medical building represents a strong collaboration among several local organizations, as well as a positive statement about the future of healthcare in the region. Mid Coast Health Services worked with The Highlands to negotiate space for the new facility, developed and owned by Sea Coast Management Company. Project architects included Maine-based Gawron Turgeon and SMRT, while Landry/French oversaw construction.

The new facility was built to accommodate an advanced primary care delivery model known as the Patient-Centered Medical Home. The innovative concept encourages patients to actively participate in their own care, a measure proven to improve quality of care, health outcomes, and lower costs. All Mid Coast Medical Group Primary Care offices have transitioned to this model, supporting Mid Coast’s mission to transform healthcare and improve the overall health of the community.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mid Coast to establish this new modern medical facility at The Highlands,” said John Wasileski, Founder/Developer of The Highlands and neighboring Highland Green. “The professional, high quality care that they provide and their focus on improving community health and wellness is perfectly in line with our vision for the health of our residents.”

Mid Coast Medical Group – Topsham offers adult primary care, preventative care, chronic disease management, specialty referrals, and integrated behavioral health counseling. The provider team includes Amy Etzweiler, MD, Kristin Jhamb, MD, Susan Lohnes, ANP, Christopher Meserve, MD, John Parker, MD, and Jennifer Riehl, MD, who will continue to serve their current patients, while also accommodating requests for new patients. All of the doctors are board certified in Internal Medicine and are members of the active medical staff of Mid Coast Hospital.

“Our new facility speaks to Mid Coast’s dedication to transform healthcare within our region,” said Amy Etzweiler, MD, a physician with the group. “Starting from the ground up, this new building was created to emphasize care coordination and communication among providers. We are excited about having a space that promotes patient participation and encourages better health outcomes for all.”

Patients interested in making an appointment at Mid Coast Medical Group – Topsham may call (207) 406-7600. Mid Coast Hospital also offers personal assistance with finding a physician by calling the Physician Referral Line at (207) 373-6033.


New Exhibit "The Playscape" Opens to the Public On Friday March 14th‏

Friday March 14th, 2014

The Playscape Opens to the Public

Exhibit open during normal business hours | Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm

Museum General Admission: $9 per person (under 18 months free)

142 Free Street | Portland, Maine 04101

For more info: 207.828.1234

About The Playscape:

The Playscape is an exhibit designed to promote child-directed, open-ended play and physical activity through engagement with climbing structures and large-scale blocks. Our 900 square-foot exhibit space is being transformed into an abstract indoor landscape compete with lush astroturf and flying kites. The space will be completely immersive and give visitors the feeling of being transported to another world. The exhibit’s two centerpieces are custom CedarWorks climbing structures for children ages 2-12 and Imagination Playground blocks made of biodegradable foam. Both aspects of the exhibit invite children to use their imaginations and their bodies to learn through play. Visitors will be invited to let their imaginations take flight as they climb to the top of a tower, send bucketfuls of balls to friends below, roll in a mini ball pit, traverse bridges, soar down slides, create unique blue structures, and explore The Playscape in their own, creative way.

The Playscape Exhibit is generously sponsored by:

CedarWorks | WCSH6 | Let's Go! | UNUM

About the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine, located in the vibrant heart of Portland, exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play.

The Museum & Theatre serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to our children's development and learning.

The Museum & Theatre is a significant and valuable community asset, offering a broad and diverse array of educational and cultural enrichment opportunities especially developed for children ages 0-10 and the adults who accompany them.

Using four core areas of focus, including Science, Multicultural, Arts, and Early Childhood Education, the work within the Museum reaches children 6 months to 10 years of age, as well as their families and caregivers. Theatre productions include cast and crew members ages 7 to 16, with their performances being enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Outreach and programming serve students and educators throughout the state, in classes from Pre-K through 5th grade.

Recognition includes winning the Nickelodeon's Parents' Pick Award for the Best Museum in Portland (2009) as well as being named one of the 12 Best Children's Museums in the US by Forbes (2012) and one of four children's museums in the world to receive the MetLife Promising Practice Award (2012).

Pirates to Honor Christy Gardner at Sunday’s Game

Pirates face Wolf Pack at 4 PM on Local Hockey Heroes Day
Lewiston, Maine - On Sunday, March 2nd, the Portland Pirates will celebrate “Local Hockey Heroes during Sunday’s 4 PM game against the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee as part of USA Hockey’s Hockey Weekend Across America. This year’s Local Hockey Hero Honoree is Christy Gardner.

Christy Gardner graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn in 2000 after being a three-sport varsity athlete, participating in field hockey, basketball, indoor track, and outdoor track.  After graduating from EL, she went on to Long Island University (CW Post Campus) from 2000-2005 on field hockey and lacrosse scholarships, where she played goalie in both. She then joined the Army as a Military Police Officer and was injured while serving in Korea in 2006. Gardner, 31, of Lewiston, now plays for the U.S. Women’s Sled Hockey Team and also for the USA Warriors, a team made up of mostly male amputees. Christy was USA Hockey’s disabled athlete of the year in 2013 and she hopes to compete for team USA in the 2018 winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Sunday’s game will also be American Heart Association Night for Cardiac Awareness presented by Central Maine Medical Center. The Pirates will wear their red road jerseys as they raise awareness for cardiac health. For more information, visit www.portlandpirates.com.

Tickets for Sunday’s game against Hartford are available by calling the Androscoggin Bank Colisee Box Office at 783-2009 ext. 525 or online at thecolisee.com.

Season tickets for the 2014-15 season are now on sale as the Pirates return to the Cumberland County Civic Center! Choose the 5 on the Fly, Salty’s 16, or Captain’s Full Season Plan, all with great benefits! For more information on season ticket plans, visit www.portlandpirates.com/tickets/season or call 207-828-4665.

Spring Jobs Fairs Scheduled Around the State

*Employers can reserve tables while job seekers brush up resumes*
Statewide - Spring is coming, and so are many opportunities to find a new job. The Department of Labor's network of 12 CareerCenters will be sponsoring or participating in several career fairs. Hundreds of employers will be hiring for both permanent and seasonal positions. Two are scheduled for the first week of March.

"Job fairs highlight the different companies and types of jobs a region offers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Job seekers who attend can learn which types of jobs are available in their area as well as what skills employers need. With our economy improving and our unemployment rate falling, now is a great time to participate in a job fair as an employer or a job seeker."

Job seekers who need to update their resume or practice their interviewing skills should contact a CareerCenter for free help. To find more information about jobs fairs across the state or to locate the closest CareerCenter and information about job training programs, visit the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette stated, "For those who might need training to make a career change or get a dream job, the job fairs and the CareerCenters can help people make those connections." She added, "People do not have to try to navigate the job search process on their own. In fact, people can visit a CareerCenter at any time to learn about job search strategies, improve computer skills and learn about training and apprenticeship opportunities."

Several of the job fairs have a special focus, such as the Occupational Licensing Fair in Portland on March 4, which will match veterans with specific employment resources.

Businesses interested in participating in these events and other free hiring services the department provides, such as Maine's Job Bank, should contact their local CareerCenter.

The following Job Fairs have been scheduled to date around the state:

- Portland: March 4, Occupational Licensing Fair for Veterans Only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Armory at 772 Stevens Ave., recruiting for the following occupations: electrician, plumber, boilermaker, fuel technician (oil/propane and natural gas) and law enforcement. Sponsored by the Maine Department of Labor, Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Maine Military and Community Network along with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

- Lewiston: March 4, Mini Job Fair at the Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, 9 a.m. to noon with 35 employers.

- Ellsworth: March 20, 9 a.m. to noon at Mill Mall, 248 State Street. Sponsored by Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, The Jackson Laboratory, Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Bangor CareerCenter and the Maine Department of Labor.

- Portland: March 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Maine Sunday Telegram/Monster Spring Career Fair at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. Hosted by Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. FMI call Kim at (207) 791-6135.

- Machias: March 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Lee-Pellon Event Center. Employers, call Dodie at 255-1933 to register, space is limited. Sponsored by the Machias CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor and Northern Maine Development Corporation.

- Springvale: 4th Annual York County Regional Job Fair, March 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nasson Community Center, 457 Main Street, Springvale, ME. Sponsored by the York County CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor, York County Maine Military Community Network, Sanford Regional Technical Center, York County Community College, Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill Workforce Solutions.

- Augusta: April TBA, Augusta Armory Job Fair. Open to Veterans and the general public.

- Lewiston/Auburn: 11th Annual Androscoggin County Job Fair, Friday, April 4, 9 a.m. to noon at Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn. Employers should register online at http://www.androscoggincounty.com .

- Presque Isle: April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northeastland Hotel. Sponsored by the Presque Isle CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor and Northern Maine Development Corporation. For employer registration information, call the Presque Isle CareerCenter at 760-6300 or 1-800-635-0357.

- Calais: April 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Washington County Community College Gymnasium. Employers, call Dodie at 255-1933 to register; space is limited. Sponsored by the Calais CareerCenter, the Maine Department of Labor and Northern Maine Development Corporation.

- Bangor: May TBA. Spring Job Fair.

- Pittsfield: May 14, Pittsfield Area Regional Job Fair, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Warsaw Middle School Gym and Cafeteria, 167 School Street. Registration form available at http://www.pittsfield.org . Sponsored by the Ken-Som (Kennebec-Somerset) Transition Team and the Town of Pittsfield.

- Augusta: June 17, First Annual State of Maine Government and Maine Municipal Government Job Fair for Veterans at the Augusta Armory.

CareerCenters offer a variety of workshops and services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O'Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Online Registration for 2014 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race March 13 and 14

Registration begins March 13 for Cape Elizabeth residents, March 14 for general public, followed by lottery for remaining spots
Cape Elizabeth, Maine - Runners who want a ensure spot at the starting line in this year’s TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race must first focus on the fitness of their index fingers in preparation for online registration at 7 a.m. sharp (EST)on March 14.

Last year it took just under five minutes – 4:58, to be exact – to fill all 4,000 slots allotted to the general public in the online portion of race registration. Race organizers anticipate a blazing pace again in 2014, meaning runners must be prepared to fill out the online form as quickly as possible.
The registration process for the Aug. 2 race will begin Thursday, March 13 for host Cape Elizabeth residents, then on Friday, March 14 open up to the general public. A lottery for 1,900 remaining slots will take place from March 14 until March 23. Runners register at the race website, www.beach2beacon.org. The race entry fee is $45.
  • Thursday, March 13 at 7 a.m. EST: online registration opens for Cape Elizabeth Residents only. First come, first serve. Limit of 600. (All slots filled in nine minutes in 2013)
  • Friday, March 14 at 7 a.m. EST: online registration opens to general public. First come, first serve. Limit of 4,000. 
  • The remaining 1,900 spots will be distributed by lottery, which will begin immediately after online registration ends. Participants can enter as an individual or as part of a team of up to six members. Registration for the lottery will be held from March 14 until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 23. The lottery drawing will be on March 25. The race will charge a $5 fee to enter the lottery. Winner’s names will be posted on the race website. 
  • The race will allow transfers from May 1 through June 30. The race will charge a $5 transfer fee. Cape Elizabeth residents registered in the 600 entries allocated to Cape Elizabeth residents can only transfer to another Cape Elizabeth resident.
Race organizers also are reminding runners who get shut out of the online registration to consider utilizing the ‘Team Lottery’ feature that permits groups of up to six people to enter the lottery together under a single team name. With this feature, if one gets in they would all get in.
Detailed registration information is available at www.beach2beacon.org/2014registration.
After registration for Cape residents, the general public and the lottery is complete, the remaining bibs will be set aside for “legacy” runners who have participated in every TD Beach to Beacon as well as sponsors, world-class athletes and charities. 
In addition, the race’s 2014 beneficiary, Rippleffect, as well as past beneficiaries will make bib numbers available to runners in exchange for fundraising and/or support.
In 2013, a record-setting 6,244­­­­­­ runners from 16 countries, 39 states and more than 250 Maine cities and towns finished the scenic 6.2-mile course. Thousands of spectators cheered runners along the route and at the finish, and more than 800 volunteers helped ensure a smooth operation. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners crossing the finish line.
Online registration for the Kids Fun Run will begin Monday, March 17 and continue through June 30, however, parents can also register their children at the Expo or on Race Day.
The TD Beach to Beacon draws runners from throughout the region and the world to picturesque Cape Elizabeth. The race begins near the Crescent Beach entrance on Route 77, winds along tree-lined streets and past breathtaking ocean vistas, and ends in Fort Williams Park at the historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.
More than $60,000 in prize money is awarded to the top finishers and place winners in the various categories for men and women, and a $30,000 donation is provided each year by the TD Charitable Foundation to the race charity. Rippleffect (www.rippleffect.net), a Portland-based non-profit youth and community development organization operating outdoor adventure programs, was recently named the 2014 beneficiary.
In addition to TD Bank, other major corporate partners include Hannaford, Nike, Poland Spring, Fairchild Semiconductor, IDEXX, Northeast Delta Dental, MaineHealth and WCSH6. For additional information about the race, visit www.beach2beacon.org, call the race hotline at (888) 480-6940 or find the race on Facebook and Twitter.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $116.0 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation’s areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.
TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com.

Lecture by Journalist and Author Robert Whitaker at Husson University

Address the History, Science and Effects of Psychiatric Medications
Bangor, Maine - Approximately 50 million people - one in five Americans - are taking at least one psychiatric medication. Could our drug-based paradigm of psychological care, in some way, be fueling an epidemic of disabling illness?

In an effort to help members of the public better understand the use and abuse of prescription medicine, the College of Health and Education at Husson University is presenting a lecture by noted journalist and author Robert Whitaker. Much of Whitaker’s writing has focused on psychiatry, the pharmaceutical industry and mental illness.

“Robert’s research into mental illness and medication challenges conventional notions about the long-term value of psychiatric drugs,” said Paula Tingley, interim dean of the College of Health and Education at Husson University. “Anyone who is interested in the field of psychiatry and how mind and mood-altering drugs are affecting individuals should attend this eye-opening lecture.”

In his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic, Whitaker investigates the astonishing rise in the number of people enrolled in government disability due to mental illness over the past 20 years.  As part of this lecture, he will share his research into psychiatric medications and their long-term effects on patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. He’ll also highlight innovative programs in Europe that could be adopted here in the United States as part of an effort to reform mental health care.

“Exposure to new paradigms from national thought leaders like Robert Whitaker enriches the content of our

Volunteer Buddy training at Dempsey Center‏

Lewiston, Maine - The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing will host a Volunteer Buddy training session on March 15.

The Cancer Community Centers’ Maine Buddy Program links participants (people living with cancer, their loved ones, or individuals who have lost someone to cancer) with volunteer “Buddies” (people who have had a similar experience) to provide one-to-one peer support.

The program includes skill building and awareness about such things as coping with a major illness, grief and loss, and active listening. The program is open to any adult cancer survivor, family members of a cancer survivor, or someone who has lost a loved one to cancer. Participants should be at least six months post-treatment, or one year past losing someone to cancer.

The workshop will be held on March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell Street, Lewiston. The training will be facilitated by Jani Darak-Druck, manager of volunteer services for the Cancer Community Center in Portland, and Dempsey Center Assistant Director Mary Dempsey.

Kristen Short, a three-year “Breast Cancer Warrior in Remission” and a Volunteer Buddy, says, “During my cancer treatment, I discovered how comforting and supportive it is to talk with others who have been through their own cancer journeys. Having someone simply listen to my thoughts and concerns with love and sharing their stories and experiences helped me immensely. It brings me joy to be a ‘Buddy’ now and to foster hope by lending my listening ears, my heart and my time to others.”

For more information, or to register for this training, call 795-8250. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Olympians join Cardboard Box Derby


Olympians join Cardboard Box Derby at the Snow Bowl March 8th

Two Olympian skiers will be on hand at the Camden Snow Bowl to kick off the Second Annual Cardboard Box Derby on March 8th.  Julie Parisien, three-time Winter Olympian and World Cup Gold Medal winner, and Carrie Sheinberg, Olympian and former member of the US Ski Team, will join the festivities on Saturday afternoon as contestants gather for the derby. Julie and her family will be the first ones down the hill in their box. Both Julie and Carrie will be available at registration to say hello and sign autographs.
Carrie Sheinberg was a member of the US Team from 1990-1998 and a member of the Olympic Team in 1994. Julie is this year's spokesperson for the Ski Maine Peak to Peak Challenge. She says, “My ski career took me to three Winter Olympics and although I got to travel the world, I never forgot that it all started right here in Maine.”
Awards at Saturday’s Cardboard Box Derby will go to the teams with the Fastest Box, the Most Creative Box, the Most Spirit, and the team that can fit the Most in a Box. Registration for the Cardboard Box Derby will take place at the Snow Bowl between 11:00 and 1pm on race day. Helmets are required, and the entry fee is $20 per box. The race starts at 2pm.

For more information or to download a registration form, visit   winter.camdensnowbowl.com/cardboard-box-race or call the Camden Snow Bowl office at 236-3438 x101. Whether you’re a racer or a spectator, this is an event you won’t want to miss!


Camden Public Library Events March 6 through March 20

Thursday, March 6

The Camden Library Coffeehouse features Lou and Peter Berryman and the wittiest songs ever written. 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, $8 at the door.


Saturday, March 8

Reception at the Camden Public Library for Artist of the Month Susan Dowley, 2:00 pm. Dowley is the art teacher at the Camden-Rockport Elementary School; her pastel paintings of local landscapes will be on display through the month of March.


Monday, March 10 – CHANGED --  DIFFERENT SPEAKER THAN PREVIOUS EMAIL:

Michael Keating will present “Understanding Natural Sleep Rhythms and How They Affect Our Health” at the Wellness Brown Bag Lunch, 12:00 noon at the Camden Public Library. The Wellness series is co-sponsored by the library and the PenBay Regional Chamber of Commerce.


Tuesday, March 11

Regular meeting of the Tuesday Book Club, 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. All are welcome, please call 470-7473 for more information.

Regular meeting of the Camden Philosophical Society reading and study group, 4:00 pm at the Camden Public Library. The Philosophical Society welcomes all interested readers, and no formal philosophical training is necessary to read, discuss, and enjoy our always-friendly arguments. The selection for this month is the conclusion of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s “On Certainty.”

Maine craftsman and author Peter Korn will  discuss his book “Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman” at the Camden Public Library at 7:00 pm.


Thursday, March 13

Greg Dorr presents a slide talk on “The Lesser-Known Peru” based on his 35-day journey on foot through Peru, at the Camden Public Library, 7:00 pm.


Tuesday, March 18

Songwriters Session, 6:00 pm in the second floor meeting room at the Camden Public Library. The group will meet once a month on third Tuesdays through the winter and perform at the Songwriters Coffeehouse in June at the library. Drop-ins welcome.

 “Signs of Spring” with naturalist Rebecca Jacobs, 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, hosted by Coastal Mountains Land Trust and the Knox Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District.


Thursday, March 20

“Maine’s Spring Bird Scene with Don Reimer,” 7:00 pm at the Camden Public Library, hosted by Midcoast Audubon Society. Reimer has chronicled local bird life for years, leading walks for the Audubon Society and other groups and taking hundreds of close-up photographs.


Selena Gomez: 1st Annual Unite4:humanity Event, Honoree

West Hollywood, California - Twenty one year old singer/actress Selena Gomez looked simply beautiful in an Antonio Berardi jumpsuit, Manolo Blahnik heels, and Neil Lane jewelry as she hits the red carpet for the 1st Annual Unite4:humanity Event hosted by Unite4good And Variety held at Sony Pictures Studios on February 27, 2014 in Culver City, California.

Selena was honored with the Young Visionary Award.

Selena Marie Gomez born July 22, 1992 is an American actress and singer.
Photos Credit: Getty Images

“Stud Muffin” Premieres Tonight Feb. 28th

Fans of the ABC series Last Man Standing will be able to enjoy an all new episode tonight at 8pm est/pst entitled “Stud Muffin”. The Baxter’s neighbor Chuck Larabee stops by with his German Shepard, Lady, to let them know that their tiny dog, Muffin, has impregnated his dog. Chuck is very selective about who Lady breeds with because purebred German Shepard puppies are in demand, and he’s not pleased at the litter of mutts Muffin has caused. Meanwhile, Eve takes the highroad and leaves a note on the parked car that Mandy hit, but somehow Mandy reaps the benefits of her sister’s integrity.

“Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.

Guest starring is Jordan Masterson as Ryan, Jonathan Adams as Chuck Larabee, Erika Alexander as Carol Larabee and Maz Jobrani as Jerry.

“Stud Muffin” was written by Tim Doyle and directed by Ted Wass.
Photos Credit: ABC