Monday, August 31, 2015

September Programs for Job Seekers at the Rockland CareerCenter

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

"Each CareerCenter offers basic job search workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Contact your local CareerCenter to schedule an assessment or visit mainecareercenter.com to learn about all of our training programs, job fairs and workshops."

The Rockland CareerCenter continues its series of workshops and programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability. For more information, like the Rockland CareerCenter on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RocklandCareerCenter or call 207-596-2600.

The following workshops and programs are free to the public and will be held at the CareerCenter in Rockland unless otherwise noted. All events require pre-registration in person or by phone unless otherwise stated.

GATEways to Employment-Tuesday, September 1 and 15, 9 a.m. to noon

Designed to help you jump start your work search with the latest tips and ideas to conduct a successful job search in today's labor market.

Career Directions / Putting the Pieces Together-Wednesday, September 2, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Explores your career interests, aptitudes, values, personality, motivations, and shows how each transfers to today's job market.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-Wednesday, September 9, 9 a.m. to noon

Understand your personality type as an aid to choosing a career. This workshop requires you to complete a paper quiz at the CareerCenter at least one week before.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing-Wednesday, September 16, 9 a.m. to noon

Shows the basics of how to evaluate or create an effective resume and cover letter.

Effective Interviewing Skills-Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m. to noon

Dedicated to exploring proper interviewing techniques and tips.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation-Tuesday, September 1, 1 p.m., and Wednesday, September 16, 10 a.m.

Introduction to services for job seekers with a disability that makes it difficult for them to obtain or keep a job.

Computer Boot Camp-Tuesday mornings

Arrange time with staff. Designed to introduce the computer to people who have not used one before.

The Rockland CareerCenter also features several sessions led by a partner organization:

Goodwill Workforce Solutions

Administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you are at least 16 years of age and think you might benefit from training which can be classroom based or on the job, contact the Rockland CareerCenter at 207-596-2600 to speak with a Goodwill representative.

Each of the 12 statewide CareerCenters provides public-access computer workstations equipped with Microsoft Office, resume writing and cover letter software. In addition Internet access and O 'Net software for individual skills assessment are provided. Employers can list their open positions on Maine's Job Bank and take advantage of the online matching system, which identifies and refers job candidates. All CareerCenter services are provided free of charge to employers and job-seeking customers.

Rockland CareerCenter is located at 91 Camden St. and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. They can be reached at 207-596-2600 or 1-877-421-7916. TTY users dial Maine Relay 711.

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

September Programs for Job Seekers at the Wilton CareerCenter

Wilton, Maine - For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for jobseekers in September. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

"Each CareerCenter offers basic job search workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Contact your local CareerCenter to schedule an assessment or visit mainecareercenter.com to learn about all of our training programs, job fairs and workshops."

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation: Thursday, September 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m.

This orientation is for people with disabilities, who are considering Vocational Rehabilitation services. Registration is not required.

GATEway to Employment: Wednesdays, September 9 and 23, 9 a.m. to noon

This workshop offers an overview of basic information on resumes; interviews and job search skills as well as CareerCenter and community resources available during a job search-learn how the CareerCenter can help!

Essentials of College Planning for Adults: Thursday, September 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Covers the basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about college and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Review a typical admissions application, request admissions materials and financial aid information from prospective colleges and complete the financial aid form. To register, call 1-800-281-3703. Bring last year's income tax forms to the appointment.

Resumes and Interview Skills

An in-depth exploration of the job search, resumes, applications and interviews. Learn how to stand out positively by marketing yourself-in person and on paper-in a way that directly matches employer needs. "Tough" interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Call 645-5800 to check our schedule of dates and times and schedule a workshop.

Small Business Trainings: Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops: "Starting Your Own Small Business", "Access to Capital" and "Federal and State Resources for Small Business". Most of these workshops are two hours long. Call more information please call Bill Card at 622-8555.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of 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.

Call 645-5800 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 865 U.S. Rt. 2E Wilton, is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, www.mainecareercenter.com .

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

What a 9th! 'Dogs score five with two outs, beat 'Cats 9-6

Tzu-Wei with the game-winning two run double
Manchester, New Hampshire - The Portland Sea Dogs (50-85) erased a 6-4 deficit in the eighth inning, scoring five 2-out runs in the ninth, and beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (64-68) 9-6 on Monday night in the series opener at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Portland held a 4-3 lead until the bottom of the eighth inning, as the Fisher Cats scored three runs off winning pitcher Madison Younginer (8-4). K.C. Hobson tied the game with a ground out and Jack Murphy ripped a two-out, two-run single.

Gregory Infante (0-1) could not save it for the Fisher Cats, allowing five unearned runs in the ninth. The top four in Portland's order all had hits to spark the win. Manuel Margot made it a one-run game with an RBI single. Tau-Wei Lin was down to his final strike, but grounded the game-winning, two-run double. Sam Travis followed with an RBI single and Oscar Tejeda singled, but an error on the right-fielder allowed the ninth run to score.

Kyle Martin pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save of the save.

Luis Diaz had a terrific outing for Portland, tying a season-high with seven innings of work on five hits and three runs.

Portland took a 3-0 lead in the first inning on Oscar Tejeda's 3-run homer off Luis Perez. New Hampshire added two runs in the second inning, but the 'Dogs made it 4-3 in the fourth on a run-scoring double by Aneury Tavarez.

The Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Blue Jays affiliate) continue their four-game series on Tuesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.  RHP Mike McCarthy (6-8, 4.54) makes the start for Portland. RHP Austin Bibens-Dirx toes the rubber for New Hampshire.  Pre-Game coverage begins live on the WPEI U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network at 6:15 PM.

Tickets are still available for the final Sea Dogs homestand from September 4-7 and can be purchased at 207-879-9500 or seadogs.com.

WXC: Husson picked second in NAC Preseason Poll‏

WHITINGHAM, Vermont - Husson has been picked to finish second in the 2015 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league office announced Monday morning.

The Eagles garnered 80 points in the poll and finished second in last season's conference championship race.

Second-year head coach Kate Goupee expects this year's squad to be led by 2014 second team All-NAC honoree Kateri Jeffery, who finished 10th in last season's NAC Championship. Goupee's 2014 team finished 36th in the NCAA New England Division III Regional Championship and was recognized as a USTFCCCA All-Academic Team.

Colby-Sawyer (N.H.) was selected to repeat as the NAC Champion in the preseason poll. The Chargers received nine first place votes for a total of 99 points, while Husson was tabbed second, Maine-Farmington claimed third with 77 points, and New England (N.H.) placed fourth with 71 points and garnered the final first place vote. Rounding out the poll were Castleton (Vt.) in fifth (57 points), Thomas (Maine) (42 points), Lyndon State (Vt.) in seventh (40 points), Johnson State (Vt.) in eighth (29 points), Maine Maritime in ninth (28 points), and Green Mountain (Vt.) in 10th (27 points).

Husson hosts the Harrier Invitational in Saxl Park to open its campaign Saturday, Sept. 5. The Eagles will also host of the 2015 NAC Championship on Saturday, October 31.
2015 NAC Women's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank Team
Points (First Place Votes)
1.   Colby-Sawyer
99 (9)
2.   Husson
80
3.   UMaine-Farmington
77
4.   New England College
71 (1)
5.   Castleton
57
6.   Thomas
42
7.   Lyndon
40
8.   Johnson State
29
9.   Maine Maritime
28
10. Green Mountain
27

MXC: Husson picked ninth in NAC Preseason Poll‏

WHITINGHAM, Vermont - Husson has been picked to finish ninth in the 2015 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll, the league office announced Monday afternoon. The Eagles garnered 23 points in the poll.

Andrew Balsamo returns to the Eagles squad after competing in the ECAC Championship and New England Championship last season. He finished 25th in the NAC Championship in 2014.

Colby-Sawyer (N.H.) was selected to win the NAC Championship. The Chargers received five first place votes for a total of 93 points to top the league, while Lyndon State (Vt.) garnered the remaining five first place votes and 92 points to claim a close second. New England (N.H.) earned third with 83 points, Castleton (Vt.) was voted fourth with 62 points, while the Maine-Farmington and Maine Maritime tied for fifth with 56 points apiece. Rounding out the poll were Thomas (Maine) in seventh (37 points), Johnson State (Vt.) in eighth (36 points), Husson in ninth and Green Mountain (Vt.) in 10th (12 points).

Husson hosts the Harrier Invitational in Saxl Park to open its campaign Saturday, Sept. 5. The Eagles will also host the 2015 NAC Championship on Saturday, October 31.
2015 NAC Men's Cross Country Preseason Coaches' Poll
Rank Team
Points (First Place Votes)
1.   Colby-Sawyer
93 (5)
2.   Lyndon
92 (5)
3.   New England College
83
4.   Castleton
62
T5. UMaine-Farmington
56
T5. Maine Maritime
56
7.   Thomas
37
8.   Johnson State
36
9.   Husson
23
10. Green Mountain
12

DEP Commissioner Steps Down to Join the Office of Senator Collins

Augusta, Maine - Governor Paul R. LePage announced Monday that Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho is stepping down. After four years serving in the LePage Administration, Aho has accepted a position within the Office of Senator Susan Collins. Aho has led the Department of Environmental Protection since September 2011, having previously served as the agency's Deputy Commissioner. At the Department, Commissioner Aho focused on making improvements to assistance, compliance and environmental literacy for all members of the regulated community, maintaining high-level protections for our natural resources. "Pattie has been a tremendous asset to the Administration by improving efficiency and accountability throughout the Department of Environmental Protection," said Governor LePage. "We wish her well knowing she will bring value and experience to Senator Collins' office."

"Working with a dedicated staff, it has been my privilege to work to improve regulatory reform, increase accountability and transparency and modernize DEP's approach to doing business," said Commissioner Aho. "It has been my distinct honor to serve the people of Maine as Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection."

Aho will join Senator Collins' team as the State Office Representative in Augusta. In this role, Aho will be the Senator's representative in Kennebec, Lincoln and Knox Counties. She will also direct constituent service efforts in those areas and manage the Augusta office staff.

"I am delighted that Pattie will be joining our team as a State Office Representative," said Senator Collins. "Pattie has a wealth of experience and brings a robust understanding of both the state and federal government to the job, as well as a deep knowledge of the area. I have known Pattie for a long time and I'm very happy to have her joining the staff."

Aho, a native of Boothbay Harbor, is a graduate of Nasson College and earned a law degree from Western New England College, School of Law. She resides in Newcastle with her husband Ron.

Governor LePage also announced Monday Avery Day will serve as acting commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection effective Monday, September 7. Day now serves as Governor LePage's Senior Policy Advisor on environmental protection; agriculture, conservation and forestry; inland fisheries and wildlife; and marine resources-related legislation and regulation. He will remain active in his role within the Governor's Office while serving as acting commissioner.

September Programs for Job Seekers at the York County CareerCenter

Springvale, Maine - The York County CareerCenter in Springvale continues its workshop programs for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

"Each CareerCenter offers basic job search workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Contact your local CareerCenter to schedule an assessment or visit mainecareercenter.com to learn about all of our training programs, job fairs and workshops."

CareerCenters can assist businesses by offering workshops on location, at local businesses or other organizations at no cost. The following workshops and programs will be held at the CareerCenter in Springvale unless otherwise noted.

Resume Writing - Tuesday, September 1, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Explore the basics of resume writing and learn how to promote the qualifications you have that directly match what the employer needs. Registration required.

Mini Job Fair at the CareerCenter - Thursday, September 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Explore your next employment opportunity. Representatives from: Macy's, HMS Host, Springborn Staffing, D&C Construction, Support Solutions, Maine Staffing, and Saco River Healthcare will be here recruiting for openings within their organizations. No appointment required. For more information call 324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151.

GATEways to Employment - Friday, September 11 and 25, 9 a.m. to noon.

Join us for the beginning installment of our "workshop trilogy." Learn how assessments can identify abilities, interests, and skills and discover the unadvertised job market. Other topics include Job Search Strategies, Resumes, Cover Letter Tips and Interviewing. Registration required. Essentials of College Planning Workshop - Monday, September 14 and 28, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Randi Paine from the Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) will be offering a free workshop for adults 19 and older covering topics on College Awareness and Planning along with the Federal Financial Aid process. The instructor will assist participants in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Space is limited please call Karen Hadley Keim at 1-800-281-3703 or 581-3736 to register or visit MEOC's website, meoc.maine.edu.

Interview Skills - Tuesday, September 15, 9 a.m. to noon.

Learn how to emphasize your skills, overcome objections and motivate the interviewer to hire you. Registration required.

Competitive Skills Scholarship Program - The Competitive Skills Scholarship helps workers learn new skills and succeed in a changing economy. The program is open to all qualified Maine residents and pays for education and training for high-wage jobs in demand in Maine. York County is currently accepting applications for the program. For more information or to download an application please follow this link: http://www.mainecareercenter.com/services-programs/training/cssp/index.shtml

Employer Recruitments for September - please visit http://www.mainecareercenter.com for additions and updates.

Adecco Staffing - An Adecco representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale on Monday, September 14, 21 and 28, from noon to 4 p.m. Current openings are in Sanford, Biddeford, Saco and Portland areas. No appointment required.

CoWorx - A CoWorx representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter in Springvale on Wednesday, September 2, 16 and September 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for openings in York County. No appointment needed.

Springborn Staffing - A Springborn representative will be recruiting at the York County CareerCenter on Monday, September 14, 21 and 28, from noon to 2:30 p.m., and on Thursday September 3, 17 and 24, from noon to 2:30 p.m. Openings are available for experienced production, assembly and warehouse personnel. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Please bring two (2) valid forms of ID and resume to interview. Health insurance benefits are available. No appointment required.

The York County CareerCenter will also feature several sessions led by these partner organizations in August:

Women Unlimited - Consultations with a Non-Traditional Occupations Specialist for those interested in exploring non-traditional occupations (NTO) for women, and who are considering a potentially better-paying job. Contact Sue LeClair, NTO specialist at (207) 215-6992.

Workforce Solutions administers federally funded employment and training programs through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA). Certain eligibility requirements apply. If you think you might qualify or could benefit from this program, please call the Workforce Solutions Center in Biddeford at 207-571-3301 to schedule a date for a training orientation.

New Ventures Maine - Helping Maine people succeed in their jobs, businesses, and communities. We help individuals recognize strengths, overcome barriers, find resources, develop a plan, and take action towards their goals: start a business, find a career, return to school, build assets, and be active in the community. Looking for something different? Register for no-cost trainings at locations across Maine. Check on line to see what we have scheduled or call 1-800-442-2092.

Follow and keep track of our latest events on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. To find us on LinkedIn, go to LinkedIn.com and search for "York County Maine CareerCenter." To find us on Facebook, go to Facebook.com and search "York County Maine CareerCenter." To follow us on Twitter, go to Twitter.com and search for "York CareerCenter."

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of 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.

The York County CareerCenter, located at 9 Bodwell Court in Springvale, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and can be reached at 207-324-5460 or 1-800-343-0151 (TTY users should dial Maine Relay 711). You can also find more information at the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com . Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

September Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter

Lewiston, Maine - The Lewiston CareerCenter is offering no-cost programs throughout September to help job seekers improve skills and get back into the workforce.

"Each CareerCenter offers basic job search workshops that can help you write a better resume, brush up on your interviewing skills, and prepare to meet with employers," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Contact your local CareerCenter to schedule an assessment or visit mainecareercenter.com to learn about all of our training programs, job fairs and workshops."

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 207-753-9005. To learn more, like the Lewiston CareerCenter on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lewiston-CareerCenter/137045791777. Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Job Fair: September 14, 10 to noon

Twenty-plus employers, all of whom are hiring, will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared with a resume and to have an "interview-like" conversation; and, dress to impress!

GATEway to Employment: September 3 and 17, 2 to 4 p.m.

An overview of basic information on resumes, interviews and job search skills, as well as CareerCenter and community resources available to you during your job search. Learn how the CareerCenter can help you! Registration required.

Job Search Skills/Criminal History: September 8, 2 to 4 p.m.

This workshop will be delivered in two, one-hour parts. The first hour will give you the tools you need to be successful in your job search. We will discuss strategies you can use to highlight your skills and set yourself apart from the others-it's all about marketing yourself!

The second hour will be for those with a criminal history and will discuss how to sell your skills rather than your background, tips on answering difficult questions and ideas to encourage employers to give you a chance.

Resumés and Basics and Build a Resume Workshop: September 10, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lewiston CareerCenter, and September 23, 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library

Learn the basic do's and don'ts of resume writing; how to stand out in a positive way by marketing yourself-on paper-in a way that directly matches employer needs. Computers will be available and you will be able to compose a resume with staff assistance. Participants must be able to type your own resumé.

Interview Skills/Mock Interviews: September 17, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Attend this workshop to learn the basics about interviewing and to get the tools you need to feel comfortable in an interview. Session will include a brief overview and mock interviews so that you can practice, get feedback and observe other participants!

New Mainers Workshop: How to Complete a Paper and Online Job Applications: September 24, 9 to 11 a.m.

Somali interpreters will be on hand; if other language interpreters are needed, please request by September 18.

Curious About Career Options?

Career Decision Making: September 21 (part I) and 25 (part II), 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A two-part workshop designed to help you review the factors involved in making career decisions, the assessment tools used and other resources. Apply the information you gain from assessments to identify career and training steps to achieve career goals. Registration required.

Training & Education Resources and Information

Training Orientation

An overview of training programs at the CareerCenter, eligibility requirements and information on accessing services. This is for people interested in pursuing training and education. If you are interested in job search only, consider "The Job Search Skills" workshop. Call 207-753-9005 for meeting schedule and to register. NOTE: If you live in the South Paris area, call 207-743-7763 x 1 for information on the South Paris CareerCenter orientation dates/times.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults

Basic steps for successful college enrollment: learn about colleges and trade schools, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues of adult students, admissions procedures and financial aid. Bring last year's income tax forms to the appointment. Register by calling 800-281-3703.

Orientation for People with Disabilities - September 23, 2 to 3 p.m.

For people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required.

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of 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.

Call 207-753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) for additional information and to register for workshops held at the CareerCenter. The CareerCenter, located at 5 Mollison Way in Lewiston, is open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, http://www.mainecareercenter.com .

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

Wording set for ballot Question 1

The wording has been finalized for the citizens' initiative ballot question, "An Act to Strengthen the Maine Clean Election Act, Improve Disclosure and Make Other Changes to the Campaign Finance Laws," which will be Question 1 on the Nov. 3, 2015 referendum election ballot.

Voters will be asked, "Do you want to change Maine law to allow publicly financed state candidates to qualify for additional funds under certain limits and rules in the Maine Clean Election Act, to improve the disclosure of who pays for political ads, and to increase penalties for violations of campaign finance law?"

Nine comments on the wording of Question 1 were received during the public comment period, which was open Thursday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 28. Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap took these comments into consideration to draft the final language of the ballot question.

In addition to the citizens' initiative question, the November ballot will also include two bond questions:

Question 2 is "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue To Support the Independence of Maine's Seniors." Link to: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_127th/chapters/PUBLIC337.asp

Question 3 is "An Act To Authorize Two General Fund Bond Issues To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities." Link to: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_127th/chapters/PUBLIC305.asp

The full text of the citizen's initiative bill, which is on file as Legislative Document 806, can be viewed online at http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_127th/billtexts/IB000101.asp .

For more information about the November 2015 elections, visit http://maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/index.html . Information on voter registration and locating your polling place can also be found on the Corporations, Elections and Commissions website.

Patriots Make Roster Moves

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – The New England Patriots made a series of roster moves in advance of tomorrow’s NFL mandatory NFL cut-down to a 75-man roster. The Patriots released five players: WR Josh Boyce, WR Jonathan Krause, TE Jimmay Mundine, DL Joe Vellano and LB Dekoda Watson.

    Boyce, 24, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Texas Christian. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder, played in nine games with three starts as a rookie in 2013 and caught nine passes for 121 yards and returned nine kicks for 214 yards. Last season, Boyce began the season on the practice squad before being signed to the 53-man roster on Dec. 27. He played in the regular-season finale vs. Buffalo but did not record any statistics. He was inactive for all three postseason games.

    Krause, 23, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Cleveland Browns out of Vanderbilt in 2014. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder, was released by Cleveland prior to the start of the regular season and joined the New England practice squad last October.

    Mundine, 23, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Kansas on June 11, 2015. The 6-foot-2, 240-pounder, played in 45 games with 19 starts at tight end and closed his career as Kansas’ third-ranked tight end in terms of yards and receptions with 1,082 yards on 86 receptions.

    Vellano, 26, originally joined the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Maryland on May 3, 2013. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder, made the 53-man roster as a rookie and played in 16 games with eight starts and also played in both postseason games that season. He finished the year with 48 total tackles and two sacks. Vellano began the 2014 season on the 53-man roster and then was part of the practice squad before being re-signed to the 53-man roster in the postseason. He played in five games with one start in the regular season and also saw action in the AFC Championship Game vs. Indianapolis. He finished the 2014 season with six total tackles and one sack.

    Watson, 27, was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on May 12, 2015. The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder, has played in 70 NFL games, with seven starts, and has registered 120 tackles, three sacks, one interception, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries during his five-year NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2010-13), Jacksonville Jaguars (2014) and Dallas Cowboys (2014). Last season, he began the season with Jacksonville and appeared in nine games with one start. He posted nine tackles before being released on Nov. 11, 2014, and signing with Dallas on Nov. 14, 2014. He played in one game for the Cowboys, but did not accrue any statistics. He originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft pick (217th overall) by Tampa Bay in 2010 out of Florida State.

Portland Public Library presents: Creative Movement with Portland School of Ballet‏

first Saturday of each month at 10:30am
In the Children’s Library

Portland, Maine - Portland Public Library presents a creative movement dance class for young children on the first Saturday of each month in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library. This class, is held in partnership with the Portland School of Ballet and will be taught by Morgan Brown Sanborn, the director of the schools’ Young Dancer Program. The first class will be held on Saturday, September 5th at 10:30 am.

The class, for 3-7 year olds will incorporate imagination, creativity, and games in a fun and exciting way in order to introduce children to ballet.

Over the last fifteen years Morgan has taught multiple dance styles to all ages and abilities at several local studios and schools. She is an ABT® (American Ballet Theatre) certified teacher who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through level 3 in their National Training Curriculum. Morgan graduated magna cum laude with a BFA in dance from Point Park University.  Her other roles at Portland School of Ballet are Assistant Principal and the Director of the Summer Division. She is also a dancer with the Portland Ballet Company.

Portland Ballet was founded in 1980 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization by Eugenia L. O’Brien, who served as both Artistic and Executive Director. Portland Ballet’s mission is to enrich the community through training, performance, education, and outreach in classical and contemporary ballet.

Greer Grammer, Autumn Reeser & Janel Parrish Attend The Unauthorized O.C. Musical One Night Only Event Presented By Original Penguin

Hollywood, California - Actresses Greer Grammer, Autumn Reeser and Janel Parrish looked simply delightful as they stepped out to attend The Unauthorized O.C. Musical One Night Only Event presented by Original Penguin held at Montalban on Sunday August 30th, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Also at this event were Brendan Robinson and Molly McCook.

All three of these ladies are actresses.

Kathryn Newton Attends Television Academy Foundation's 16th Annual Emmys Golf Classic

Los Angeles, California - Eighteen year old actress Kathryn Newton looked simply beautiful wearing a blue, white polka-dotted top, blue skirt, pink kitten print socks and pink, blue shoes as she steps out on Monday, August 31st, 2015 to attend Television Academy Foundation's 16th Annual Emmys Golf Classic held at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles, California.

Kathryn Newton is an American teen actress best known for her role as Louise Brooks in the CBS television series Gary Unmarried as well as for her role as Alex Nelson in the 2012 feature film Paranormal Activity 4, which earned her the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film. She is also known for portraying the older version of Claire Novak in the CW series Supernatural.

Taylor Swift Performs At MTV Video Music Award 2015, Nicki Minaj Performs With Her

Los Angeles, California - Singer Taylor Swift looking beautiful wore a red outfit as she with Nicki Minaj performs during the MTV Video Music Awards held on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Taylor Alison Swift, 25, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music.

Bella Thorne & Boyfriend Gregg Sulkin Attends Jeremy Scott And adidas Originals VMA's After Party

Los Angeles, California - Actress Bella Thorne, green tank top, patch work skirt and actor boyfriend Gregg Sulkin looked great together as they step out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend Jeremy Scott And adidas Originals VMA's After Party with Spirits, sponsored by Svedka Vodka held at Union Station in Los Angeles, California.

Bella Thorne has an impressive resume that includes starring in several Movies, TV shows, author of Autumn Falls which is out now and singer, to name a few. She was seen in the MTV series 'Scream' premiere episode June 30th, 2015.

Gregg is known for starring in the MTV series 'Faking It'.

Hailee Steinfeld, Ariana Grande & Others Attends Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration

West Hollywood, California - Actress/Singer Hailee Steinfeld, 18, singer Ariana Grande looked simply fabulous they step out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration held at Ysabel in West Hollywood, California.

Others attending this party were Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Caroline D'Amore, Dania Ramirez, Emily Ratajkowski, Frankie Grande, Garcelle Beauvais, Hannibal Buress, Holland Roden, Joe Jonas, Kelsea Ballerini, Kylie Jenner, Laura Marano, Lily Aldridge, Maria Menounos, Martha Hunt, Monte Lipman, Natasha Bedingfield, Nick Fradiani, Nick Jonas, Nick Simmons, Nolan Gerard Funk, Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Prince Royce, Scott Borchetta, Selena Gomez, Serayah McNeill, Shawn Mendes, Shwayze, Sophie Simmons, T. Mills, Taylor Armstrong, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Jared Eng.

Peyton List Attends Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration

West Hollywood, California - Sixteen year old 'Bunk'd' star Peyton List looked simply fabulous wearing a black top, short shorts and heels as she steps out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration held at Ysabel in West Hollywood, California.

Peyton Roi List is an American actress and model. List is known for playing Emma Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie and the premiering soon series 'Bunk'd'.

Madison Beer w/Jack Gilinsky Attends Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration

West Hollywood, California - Sixteen year old singer Madison Beer looked simply beautiful wearing a white dress, black leather jacket and heels as she steps out with fellow singer Jack Jack Gilinsky on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend Republic Records Private Post-VMA Celebration held at Ysabel in West Hollywood, California.

Madison Elle Beer is an American singer and actress. She gained media attention after pop star Justin Bieber tweeted a link to a video of her singing. She later signed to Island Def Jam.

Carlson Young Attends MTV Video Music Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - 'Scream' star Carlson Young, 24, looking lovely wearing a black tube top and skirt with heels as she steps out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Carlson Young is an American actress born in Fort Worth, Texas.

Chasing Life "Wild Thing” Airs TONIGHT, August 31st

APRIL LIVES LIFE ON THE WILD SIDE
IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “CHASING LIFE,”
AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
April starts to use her inheritance money to mask her pain in “Wild Thing,” an all-new episode of “Chasing Life,” airing Monday, August 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

April continues the grieving process, but nothing she does seems to ease the pain of losing Leo. When she gets news of her inheritance, she looks to the newly acquired money and the joy of spending it to take away her pain. Beth wants new shoes? She’s got it! An expensive night on the town with friends – done! A little dabbling into the drug culture – sure, why not? But her friends are not sure what to do with this new wild and crazy April. Is April heading down a dark and dangerous path?

Meanwhile, Brenna premieres her short film, and Sara looks for ways to help others.

“Chasing Life” is adapted from the successful Televisa USA Spanish-language Mexican television series and is a co-production of BV Family Productions, Lionsgate, and Televisa USA in association with ABC Family. The series is executive produced by Sean Smith, Joni Lefkowitz and Aaron Kaplan. “Chasing Life” stars Italia Ricci, Mary Page Keller, Aisha Dee, Richard Brancatisano and Haley Ramm, with Scott Michael Foster as a recurring guest star.

Photos are credited to ABC Family.

Cara Delevingne Attends MTV Video Music Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - Model turned actress Cara Delevingne looking fabulous wearing a black romper with silver stars print and black heels as she steps out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Cara Jocelyn Delevingne, 23, is an English fashion model, actress and singer.

Austin Butler Attends MTV Video Music Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - Actor Austin Butler steps out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Austin Robert Butler, 24, is an American actor, singer, and model. He is known for his roles as James Garrett in Zoey 101, James "Wilke" Wilkerson in Switched at Birth,[1] Jordan Gallagher on Ruby & The Rockits, Jones Mager on Life Unexpected, and Sebastian Kydd in The Carrie Diaries.

Rocsi Diaz Attends MTV Video Music Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - TV personality Rocsi Diaz looking beautiful wearing a black dress with heels as she steps out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Raquel Roxanne "Rocsi" Diaz, also known as just Rocsi, 31, is an Honduran-born, American television personality and model.

Switched at Birth "How Does a Girl Like You Get to Be a Girl Like You" Airs TONIGHT, August 31st

BAY FACES THE JUDGMENT OF HER PEERS
IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “SWITCHED AT BIRTH,”
AIRING MONDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 8:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Bay finds herself under scrutiny when she returns to school in an all new episode of “Switched at Birth,” airing Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

In the wake of her breakup with Emmett, Bay decides to refocus her energy on school and signs up for a Spanish class, only to discover that the new harassment policy has put her in the spotlight. Daphne learns that her D in Chemistry will affect her scholarship. John finds himself under serious financial strain as Kathryn makes plans to produce her musical herself.

Meanwhile, Daphne and Mingo have a major difference of opinion that leaves Daphne with doubts

Molly Tarlov Attends MTV Video Music Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - 'Awkward' star Molly Tarlov looking pretty wearing a floral dress and black heels as she steps out on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 to attend the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Molly Tarlov, 22, is an American actress. She is best known for playing the role of Sadie Saxton on MTV's TV series Awkward.