Monday, June 30, 2014

Kickin It "Fight at the Museum" Airs Tonight June 30th

Fans of the Disney XD series 'Kickin It' will be able to watch an all new episode tonight at 8pm ET/PT entitled "Fight at the Museum". Milton and Jerry volunteer at the Seaford History Museum in an attempt to win over the same girl but when they discover the museum is being robbed and the girl of their dreams is in danger, they have to work to save her and the museum.

Starring are Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") as Rudy, Leo Howard (Disney Channel's short-form series "Leo Little's Big Show") as Jack, Mateo Arias ("Cold Case") as Jerry, Dylan Riley Snyder (Disney's Broadway Musical "Tarzan") as Milton.
Photos Credit: Disney XD

Switched at Birth "Oh, Future!" Airs Tonight June 30th

ABC Family series 'Switched at Birth' fans will be able to watch an all new episode at 8pm ET/PT tonight entitled "Oh, Future!". Emmett gets unexpected news when he and Bay attend his father’s housewarming party.

When she discovers Melody is considering an out-of-state move that would take Emmett with her, Bay encourages Emmett to strengthen his relationship with his father. But a visit with Emmett’s dad reveals news that may change their relationship altogether. Kathryn and John clash with Regina over funding Daphne’s college expenses, while Daphne interviews for a Latina college scholarship.

Meanwhile, Mary Beth surprises Travis when she tracks down his hero, Super Bowl Champion Derrick Coleman, at a local restaurant.

“Oh, Future!” was written by Henry Robles and directed by Zetna Fuentes.

“Switched at Birth,” currently in its third season, is executive-produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”), Paul Stupin (“Make It or Break It”), and John Ziffren (“Melissa & Joey,” “Make It or Break It”). The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez; Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish; Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez; D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish; Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby Kennish; Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe; and Gilles Marini (“Brothers and Sisters”) as Angelo Sorrento with guest star Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”).

The Fosters "Play" Airs Tonight June 30th

Fans of the ABC Family series 'The Fosters' will be able to watch an all new episode at 9pm ET/PT tonight entitled "Play".  The Fosters decide to have a little fun before the new baby arrives.

In the episode titled “Play,” Stef and Lena go on a babymoon, leaving Brandon and Callie in charge of the house. Brandon’s bandmates pressure him into having a few friends over to hear their new sound, but when Mariana and Jesus find out, the night turns into an all-out rager. Determined to follow Stef and Lena’s rules, Callie tries to police the party but fails miserably. Jude finds himself in an awkward game of spin the bottle. Meanwhile, Lena tries to reconnect with Stef, who is finding it hard to relax on their weekend getaway. The episode was written by Thomas Higgins and directed by Martha Mitchell.

This ABC Family series stars Teri Polo (“Meet the Parents”) as Stef Adams Foster, Sherri Saum (“In Treatment”) as Lena Adams Foster, Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) as Jesus Adams Foster, Hayden Byerly (“Parenthood”) as Jude Adams Foster, David Lambert (“Aaron Stone”) as Brandon Adams Foster, Maia Mitchell (“Teen Beach Movie”) as Callie Jacob, Danny Nucci (“Titanic”) as Mike Foster and Cierra Ramirez (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) as Mariana Adams Foster. Greg Gugliotta, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas, Benny Medina, and John Ziffren also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by Nuyorican Productions, Inc., and Prodco, Inc.
Photos Credit: ABC Family

White House Schedule - June 30, 2014

President Barack Obama greets audience members after he delivers remarks on the economy, at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis, Minn., June 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
In the morning, the President and the Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.
Later in the morning, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile; the Vice President will also attend.The visit will highlight our close relationship with Chile and our strong partnership with the Bachelet Administration on advancing peace and global security, social inclusion, and free trade.  The President looks forward to consulting with President Bachelet on UN Security Council matters, other multilateral and regional issues, and ongoing negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as well as on expanding educational exchanges and deepening our collaboration in the areas of energy, science, and technology. 
In the afternoon, the President will make a personnel announcement at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In the evening, the President will host a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month; the First Lady will also attend. 

10:00 AM
The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
10:55 AM
The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile; the Vice President also attends
Oval Office
11:30 AM
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest
Brady Press Briefing Room
12:30 PM
The Vice President and Secretary of State John Kerry host a lunch in honor of President Bachelet
Department of State
4:30 PM
The President makes a personnel announcement
The Department of Veterans Affairs
5:25 PM
The President hosts a reception to observe LGBT Pride Month
East Room

The Rockland Report June 27, 2014

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL FISH PIER DIRECTOR
 The following permits were issued:
o 2 Lobster Vessels
o 1 Transient Herring Carrier
 The Second of four bait coolers has arrived on the pier. The other two will be delivered at different times during the month of July.
 Working with John Holden on the Technical Assistance Grant application.
 The f/v Western Sea has offloaded 320,000 pounds of herring this week.
 The f/v Western Wave has offloaded 140,000 pounds of herring this week.

OFFICE OF THE CITY ASSESSOR
 Processing Real Estate Transfers, updating parcel cards, sales book, property splits.
 Processing Personal Property accounts, updating ownership, owned items, depreciation, State BETR’S 801 returns, BETE exemptions.
 Processing building permits, reviewing, updating property cards and assessments.
 Analyzing qualified sales of all properties and neighborhoods for a fair and equitable assessment.
 Completing State forms and returning for processing.
 Listening and reviewing properties at the owner’s request.
 Updating Tax Maps and posting to the web site.

OFFICE OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
 Catinka Knoth’s Adult Drawing class worked on the theme of “Red, White, and Blues,” and the Children’s drawing class concentrated on celebrating the 4th of July.
 The last of the Graphic Novel workshops was held; this was a wonderfully successful series.
 The Library received its first delivery of lunches, as we participate in the free summer lunch program for the first time this year.
 ABM installed relay switches for the Chillers, which should also help with the electric bills, and cleaned the boiler, as part of the HVAC work contracted with Cordjia.
 The Library sang with the sound of hammering, as a lively group of kids built their own birdhouse, under the tutelage of Peter Proeller and Alan Athearn.
 For Wednesday Storytime, Jean Young brought out the ABC rug; ABC songs were sung, and alphabet books read, followed by the featured book: Jack and the Beanstalk; first the children told her the story, then Jean read it to them; they also made related crafts. Steve Seekins, also participated, along with therapy dog Mo.
 A state-wide upgrade to the Integrated Library System (our circulation, cataloging, and online catalog) took place on Wednesday, and the Library used an offline system, to accommodate checkouts, holding the returns until the system was back online.
 Rockland Rhythm Masters Drumming Troupe, co-sponsored by Midcoast Music Academy and the Rockland Public Library met at the Library on Thursday. I attended their open house last Friday, and MMA’s new space on Main Street is beautiful and inviting.
 Louis Bettcher, hired as an on-call, substitute library assistant continued training; Louis will be called in for hours if none of the regular part-time staff are available when needed.
 The first scheduled Storytime at the Farmers’ Market was postponed, due to the weather.
 The second of two Rita Hayworth/Fred Astaire movies, You Were Never Lovelier, was hosted by Erika Pfander, as the Thursday evening’s Arts & Cultural Event.
 One of the last movie matinees, as part of The Arts...for Kids & their families at the Rockland Public Library, Mary Poppins was presented (with free popcorn) on Saturday.
 Upcoming: Author Talk with Helen Peppe, that promises not only to be interesting and entertaining, but she is bringing chocolate, too! Also, presented by the Friends-- Our Neighbors' Gardens: A Tour of Gardens in Rockland, will be held on July 12th.
 WORTH REPEATING—a terrific resource--Did you know? Thanks to the Maine State Library, you can a get a free two-week pass to Lynda.com, for technology training. From animation to CAD to virtual instruments, there are over 2,500 courses available. It’s pretty amazing, and you should take a look:

OFFICE OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
 Attended corporate business event and retreat to meet business leaders interested in expansion and development; follow up on same to those that express interest in City.
 Reviewed draft signage plan as being prepared by Rockland Main Street Design Committee; reported to Committee on same.
 Follow up calls and research on request for down payment assistance for housing.
 Met with representative from Rockland Historical Society.
 Finalized grant proposals to Northern Border Regional Commission (Boardwalk at Harbor Park); Coastal Community Program (Engineering for Public Pier); Shore and Harbor Planning Grant (Fish Pier planning).
 Met with representative from Orton Family Foundation.
 Planned and held Economic Development Advisory Committee meeting.
 Attended Midcoast Economic Development District Board meeting.
 Assisted and advised City Attorney on final details of microloan to Dream Local Digital.

OFFICE OF THE FIRE CHIEF
In addition to responding to the normal flow of fire and EMS calls, apparatus checks, cleaning, repairs and maintenance to the fleet and cleaning and maintenance of the quarters, the following occurred:
 Friday we sent Tower 3 to Shaw’s to help kick off the Harbor Plaza’s “Summer Beginnings”. The aerial was put up and people were invited to look over the apparatus and have fire safety and EMS questions answered.
 Also on Friday morning, I met with the owner/builder who is taking down and rebuilding a house on James Street. We discussed the residential sprinkler ordinance and the benefits of sprinklers. It appears that he will use the City’s exception to avoid the costs of sprinkling the new home.
 Saturday evening RFD personnel stood by at the Summer Solstice event on Main Street.
 The response to the fire at Redlon and Johnson Sunday morning went extremely well. The A-shift crew lead by A/C Mazzeo found a fire in the basement of the 41x127 ft. commercial building. Teamwork that included Rockland PD, the Coast Guard and mutual aid FD’s helped us limit to just one end of the building what could have quickly grown into a much larger fire. Commercial building fires require larger hose lines be deployed which are much more labor intensive. The Coast Guard and RPD personnel who assisted in getting a large diameter supply hose line from the hydrant to the pumper were instrumental in ensuring the four on duty personnel could knock down the fire in the basement. Without their help the delay of ensuring the continuous water supply would have resulted in greater damage to the building and consequently a less safe operating environment for our personnel.
 Monday personnel from Dispatch held a class for our EMS people on how ambulance calls area taken and coded. This cleared up many issues that have developed since the institution of the new system in March of 2013.
 Tuesday morning A/C Mazzeo and I worked with the Fire Marshal’s Office, State Electrical Inspector and the insurance company’s fire investigator to find the cause of Sunday’s fire. The cause was determined to have been “accidental electrical” in the area of the main panel.
 FF Sullivan manning Engine 1 helped the Abbie Burgess crew test their fire hoses on Wednesday.
 On Wednesday evening RFD hosted a critique of Sunday’s fire to review procedures and tactics with our members and members of the Rockport, Thomaston and South Thomaston FD’s. While the fire response went very well, there are always things that can be addressed.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
The officers responded to 237 calls for service. Rockland Police Officers responded to 8 motor vehicle crashes. Forty (40) traffic stops and traffic violations were conducted. The officers made 22 arrests of individuals for various offenses, to include Bail violations, Assault offenses, Drug Offenses, Theft, Warrants of Arrest, Probation violations, Criminal Mischief, and OUI.
 Last week Parking Officer Troy Peasley participated in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. He was selected to represent the State of Maine as he ran the ‘Flame of Hope’ through Manhattan, Philadelphia and New Jersey to raise awareness for Special Olympics. Troy attended the opening ceremonies of the 2014 USA Special Olympics Summer Games at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey Sunday evening and he wore his Rockland Police Department uniform during the torch lighting ceremony to officially open the games.
 Detective Sergeant Pease and I attended the Rockland Metro Community advisory board meeting.
 Officers assisted with the Summer Solstice event on Maine Street on Saturday with traffic and crowd control. The event was a safe and fun occasion for all in attendance.
 I reviewed a new mandated policy for the department with City Attorney.
 I am continuing to work with Maine Department of Transportation Traffic Engineering division concerning clarification of a speed limit zone within Rockland that needs addressing
 I am working with Knox County EMA director to facilitate the incorporation of wireless service for shared use of remote messaging via All Traffic solutions message boards. Exploring grant opportunities to address this common need.
 Conducted an annual test of the Park St. building fire suppression system with representatives of Eastern Fire Protection Inc.
 Conducted our annual property room purge to facilitate our evidence property management protocol.
 Officers are working in partnership with state probation and parole in order to insure sex offender compliance within the community at large.
 Knox County EMA assisted the City of Rockland with the acquisition of a utility trailer to be deployed for traffic control and training operations.
 Detectives continue their outreach on the state transient seller laws to members of the community via former victim experiences.

OFFICE OF THE SOLID WASTE DIRECTOR
 Troubleshooting the transfer station basement pump.
 Cut out failing area of concrete in the transfer station floor and prepped rebar so the area can be patched. We are preparing concrete for epoxy paint.
 Braced leachate extraction line needed due to landfill settlement.
 Placed new chemical NFPA and danger signs on the peroxide tank.
 Sent out 25 Bales of 1, 3-5 plastics to be recycled.
 Send out contract extension for FY 2015 peroxide usage.
 Mowed facility and tax acquired property on Limerock Street.
 We had a break-in at the office trailer and gate house on 6/23/14. The alarm was set off at the gate house and the break area air conditioner was stolen. A Rockland Police Officer reviewed the scene and a report was filed.
 Attended an MRRA Board of Directors Meeting at Maine Municipal in Augusta.

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL ASSISTANCE DIRECTOR
 Made referrals to Disability Advocacy Program.
 Updated General Assistance paperwork and client files.
 Handled General Assistance inquiries.
 Met with clients who had scheduled appointments.
 Made appointments for clients who did not have any scheduled.

OFFICE OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY DIRECTOR
 Overhauled the gravity belt thickener and one of the belt presses this week.
 No. 2 Primary Clarifier was taken offline due to a plugged drain pipe.
 Faulty GFI outlets were replaced in the Headworks Building.
 Environmental Technicians attended an annual vacuum truck training session by the vendor.
 Video inspected the 36 inch storm drain in Snow Marine Park. There were no connections to this line. Also tested the storm drain for e-coli and test results were elevated.
 Inspected a sewer lateral at 57 Suffolk Street.
 Investigated a sewer backup at 161 Limerock Street.

OFFICE OF THE HARBORMASTER
 Prock Marine finally came by and put in our two replacement pilings for the launch floats at Snow Marine Park and we rigged up the rest of the floats.
 Met with Rene Dorr to discuss our waterlines in the park for the summer festivals.
 Discovered a little family of what are probably mink living in the seawall at the Public Landing. That may cut down on the number of pigeons in the park.
 Though there have been a few boats moving around from harbor to harbor, we still haven't seen the summer flow of boats yet. We are in hopes that it will start in another week.
 A pair of replica vessels, the Nina and the Pinta came through Rockland for a night on their way to discover Camden.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
 Trash pickup for two days including receptacles and buildings.
 One street sweeper working for 4 ½ days on city streets.
 Completed most of white line painting (parking stalls). Painted for three extended nights. Will be starting yellow paint next week.
 Cold patching for ½ a day.
 Completely rebuilt catch basin at the south west corner of Pleasant Street and Broadway.
 Mowed Broadway hill and city owned house on Limerock Street.
 Street sign maintenance for two days.
 Checked catch basins, brooks, and culverts for any obstructions before and after heavy rainfall.
 Roadside mowing with sickle bar for three days.
 Replaced oil pan and worked on oil cooler on 2008 International dump truck.
 Farley and Sons installing new granite curb on east side of Union Street between Museum Street and Oak Street and preparing to install new brick pavers for sidewalk.

OFFICE OF THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
 John has been on vacation this week, so Dave has been extra busy with inspections and inquiries.
 John was a guest speaker at the New England Realtor’s meeting in Camden on 6/25/14 (even though he was on vacation).
 There were three complaints filed this week.
 The following permits were received by the Code Office this week:
o 5 Building permits
o 1 Driveway permit
o 3 Electrical permits
o 7 Plumbing permits
o 3 Sewer Connect permits
o 1 Street/Sidewalk Encumbrance permit
o 3 Sidewalk Display permits
o 1 Sign permit

OFFICE OF THE RECREATION DIRECTOR
 The first week of Summer Day Camp is off and running, so far so good.
 The park ranger started at the lake on Monday and things are looking better already. There have also been a large number of people using it.
 This Sunday we will be hosting the Oceanside Basketball Clinic, led by Coach Breen. This is the first year we have collaborated on this.
 The Recreation crew has done some work on Harbor Park near the Harbormaster’s office and near the Police Station.
 I met with the Lobster Festival organization last week to start looking at preparations for the many events that are coming up this summer.



“The Stars and Stripes Spectacular” Set for July 4th

Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums Corps Added to This Year’s Roster
Portland, Maine - Next month, July 4th Portland’s “The Stars and Stripes Spectacular”, will be held at the Eastern Promenade Park. The year the organizers have added the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes & Drums Corps to the roster and they will be performing a concert in front of City Hall at 5:30 and then marching up Congress Street to greet the festivities on the Eastern Promenade.

Vendors will be open on the Promenade starting at noon.

The Patriotic Pops concert, presented by Bangor Savings Bank, is scheduled to begin at 7:40 PM and will be broadcast live on WHOM 94.9PM. The concert will run throughout the fireworks display which will begin at approximately 9:20 PM. Guest artist Suzanne Nance will join the PSO.

In honor of the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner  9.49 WHOM’s “Sing the National Anthem at the 4th of July”’s winner Kelsey Walk will perform at the start of the concert. In addition the Portland Press Herald, one of the lead sponsors of the event, will announce their photo and essay contest winner.
In addition, the 4th Annual “No Kids Hungry – Scoops for Kids Ice Cream Festival” will take place at the Eastern Promenade and Cutter Street from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The event sponsored by Mercy Hospital benefits Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to end childhood hunger here in Maine and ensure all children the healthy food they need, every day. The cost will be $5 per ticket for an all-you-can-eat tasting of some of the finest ice cream makers including: last year’s winner Mt. Desert, Gifford’s, Round Top, Shaker Pond, Annabelle’s, and Bayley’s. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the event. Advanced tickets are available for purchase at Quirk Chevrolet, 1000 Brighton Avenue, all Coffee by Designs in Portland, Red Mango at the Maine Mall and through Mercy Hospital (207) 879-3605. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite flavor. The winning flavor will be announced on stage before the Patriotic Pops Concert.

A rain date is scheduled for Saturday, July 5th. Visit www.July4thportland.org  for the most up to date

Maine 7 Day Forecast

Sailing Maine's Penobscot Bay. 
Today 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight 
Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday
 Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night 
Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. Southwest wind around 15 mph.

Wednesday
 Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday Night
 A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Thursday 
A 50 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday Night 
Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 63. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Independence Day
 A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.
Friday Night
 A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Saturday
 Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Saturday Night 
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Sunday 
Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.


"Before The Great Schooner Race" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Before The Great Schooner Race" by Doug Mills
Angelique and Mary Day sail into Rockland before The Great Schooner Race.[07-05-2012]



Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tamera Mowry-Housley Attends BETs Awards 2014

Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET
LOS ANGELES, California - Thirty five year old actress Tamera Mowry looked beautiful wearing a blue dress with high heels on the red carpet for the BET AWARDS '14 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Tamera Darvette Mowry-Housley, known by her maiden name Tamera Mowry, is an actress. She first gained fame for her teen role as Tamera Campbell on the ABC/WB sitcom Sister, Sister.

Adrienne Bailon Attends BETs Awards 2014

Photo by Kevin Mazur/BET/Getty Images for BET
LOS ANGELES, California - Thirty year old actress/singer Adrienne Bailon looked beautiful wearing a white halter dress with high heels on the red carpet for the BET AWARDS '14 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Adrienne Eliza Bailon is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality.

Zendaya Attends BETs Awards 2014

Photo by Kevin Mazur/BET/Getty Images for BET
LOS ANGELES, California - Seventeen year old actress/singer Zendaya looked fabulous wearing a black bikini top, black/blue high slit skirt and jacket with black high heels on the red carpet for the BET AWARDS '14 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known simply as Zendaya, is an American teen actress, singer and dancer.

Keke Palmer Attends BETs Awards 2014

Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET
LOS ANGELES, California - Twenty year old actress/singer Keke Palmer took risks wearing a Alon Livné Spring / Summer 2014 dress with cutouts and white high heels on the red carpet for the BET AWARDS '14 held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on June 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, talk show host, activist, and voice actress. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois.

Coyle & Spring 5 RBI, 'Dogs win 13-9

Portland with their first ever 4-game sweep in Reading, PA
Reading, Pa. -- Sean Coyle and Matt Spring each drove in five runs, leading the Portland Sea Dogs (54-27) to a 13-9 win over the Reading Fightin Phils (33-45) on Sunday afternoon at First Energy Stadium. With the win, Portland completed their first ever 4-game sweep at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Spring (3-for-4) and Reading's Jake Fox provided the fans with an in-game home run derby. Both Spring and Fox homered twice and drove in 5 runs.  Sean Coyle went 3-for-4 with 5 RBI and finished the series with 11 RBI.  Reading hit five homers in the loss, receiving two from Kelly Dugan and Fox - Edgar Duran added a solo-homer in the sixth.

The 'Dogs are 27 games over .500 for the first time this season and lead minor league baseball with a .667 winning percentage.

Derrik Gibson (2-for-3) led off the game with a single, improving his batting average to .400 this month. With one out, Coyle nailed a run-scoring triple and scored on a single by Stefan Welch. Spring capped off the inning with a three-run homer to left-center field.

Reading responded in their first turn, cutting the deficit to 5-2 on a two-run shot by Fox.  Spring would

Tall Ship Video: One Day In June

The schooners Heritage and American Eagle sail into Rockland Harbor one day in June.




Liv & Maddie "Song-A-Rooney" Airs Tonight June 29th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'Liv & Maddie' will be able to watch an all new episode tonight at 8pm ET/PT entitled "Song-A-Rooney". Liv's new music team takes a huge step in the wrong direction, causing her latest single to be a viral hit for all the wrong reasons.

Tune in tonight to see what happens on this latest episode of 'Liv & Maddie'.

This Disney Channel series stars Dove Cameron ("Malibu Country," Disney Channel Original Movie "Cloud 9") as Liv and Maddie Rooney; newcomers Joey Bragg and Tenzing Norgay Trainor as younger brothers Joey and Parker Rooney; Benjamin King ("Scrubs," "NCIS") as dad Pete Rooney and Kali Rocha ("Grey’s Anatomy," "Modern Family") as mom Karen Rooney.
Photos Credit: Disney Channel

Zendaya Attends Pre 'BET Awards' Dinner

Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, California - Seventeen year old singer/actress Zendaya looked gorgeous wearing a colorful strapless dress with red high heels to the Pre 'BET Awards' Dinner held at Milk Studios on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, known simply as Zendaya, is an American teen actress, singer and dancer.
Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images

KeKe Palmer Attends Pre 'BET Awards' Dinner

Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
LOS ANGELES, California - Twenty year old singer/actress Keke Palmer looked beautiful wearing a blue/black suit coat and pants with high heels to the Pre 'BET Awards' Dinner held at Milk Studios on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer is an American actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, talk show host, activist, and voice actress. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois and raised in Robbins, Illinois.

"American Eagle" The Maine Windjammer Project

"American Eagle" by Doug Mills
The American Eagle sails into Rockland Harbor. [06-28-2014]


Saturday, June 28, 2014

'Dogs muscle up, 4 homers in a 4-3 win

Portland with their best record since 1995
Reading, Pa. -- Deven Marrero led off the ninth inning with a solo-homer, snapping a 3-3 tie, and giving the Portland Sea Dogs (53-26) a 4-3 win over the Reading Fightin Phils (33-44) on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium. Portland socked a season-high four solo-homers, and has won the first 3 games of the series.

Aaron Kurcz (2-1) stranded two runners in the ninth inning to secure his second win of the season. Kurcz pitched two innings on one hit and two strikeouts.

Portland smacked four homers for the first time since last April 7th vs. Trenton.  Reading starter LHP Adam Loewen (ND) yielded three, but worked 7.2 innings on four hits and three runs.  David Chester (#2), Derrik Gibson (#1) and Sean Coyle (#9) hit the solo-shots between innings 2-thru-4.

Reading tied the game at three in the sixth inning off Mike Augliera (ND). Carlos Alonso drew a leadoff walk

Celebrate The Glory Days at the Owls Head Transportation Museum

Owls Head, Maine - The fuzzy dice and big fins of the 1950s and 1960s meet the sheer power of 1970s muscle cars at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Glory Days Car and Antique Aeroplane Show, Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6. Often referred to as the automobile industry’s most iconic decades, vehicles produced during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s are always crowd pleasers. The Glory Days show will also feature a celebration of the Ford Mustang in honor of the beloved vehicle’s 50th year in production.

Owners of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s vehicles, Ford Mustangs of any vintage and all organized automobile clubs are invited to exhibit their vehicles on Runway 17, the Museum’s family-friendly outdoor exhibit area. While the theme of this popular show is The Glory Days, featuring ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s vehicles, guests arriving in their pre-1994 vehicles receive free admission at this show and all other Museum (non-auction) events. Exhibitor gates open at 8:00 am.

Show hours are 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The Owls Head Transportation

July Programs at the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, part of the Maine Department of Labor, and in conjunction with its partners, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills and employers to find qualified workers.

"By taking advantage of the no-charge workshops at our CareerCenters, job seekers can improve their chances at landing the position they want," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "CareerCenters can teach you not only how to improve your resume, but also show you new places to look for jobs and connect you with HR managers who provide the inside scoop on what employers are looking for in candidates. I encourage you to get the information you need to compete in today's job market."

The Southern Midcoast CareerCenter in Brunswick continues its series of workshops and programs for job

July Events at the Presque Isle CareerCenter

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - The Presque Isle CareerCenter announces July programming for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

"By taking advantage of the no-charge workshops at our CareerCenters, job seekers can improve their chances at landing the position they want," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "CareerCenters can teach you not only how to improve your resume, but also show you new places to look for jobs and connect you with HR managers who provide the inside scoop on what employers are looking for in candidates. I encourage you to get the information you need to compete in today's job market."

Job seekers and businesses interested in connecting with one another can also "like" the CareerCenter on

"Sailing" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Sailing" by Doug Mills
The Lewis R French and Heritage sailing Penobscot Bay. [07-04-2013]



Friday, June 27, 2014

Walk this way, 'Dogs win 12-2 in Reading

Johnson improves to 7-1, Gibson & Swihart reach 5 times
Reading, Pa. -- The Portland Sea Dogs (52-27) improved to a season-high, 25 games over .500, defeating the Reading Fightin Phils (33-43), 12-2 on Friday night at First Energy Stadium.  Reading committed a season-high six errors and walked 13 batters.  Derrik Gibson and Blake Swihart each reached base five times.

LHP Brian Johnson (7-1) earned his fourth straight win, working five innings on five hits, four walks and seven strikeouts. Johnson held Reading 1-for-8 with runners-in-scoring position.

RHP Perci Garner (4-5) walked a career-high 8 batters, taking his first loss of the season to Portland. Garner was lifted after 3.1 innings, giving up six runs on four hits.

The Sea Dogs are now 25 games over .500 for the first time since 1996 when they finished the season at 83-58.

The top five batters in Portland's lineup drew the 13 walks (season-high). Gibson (2 walks), Deven Marrero

Madison Beer Attends IHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party Day One

Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Clear Channe
MIAMI BEACH, Florida - Fifteen year old singer Madison Beer looked beautiful in a black top, white pants and black boots as she attends the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party day presented by VISIT FLORIDA at Fontainebleau's BleauLive at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on June 27, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida.

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 John Parra/Getty Images for Clear Channe
Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Clear Channe
Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Clear Channel