Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WARNING

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT SOUTHWESTERN KNOX AND
NORTHEASTERN LINCOLN COUNTIES...

At 620 PM EDT, a strong thunderstorm was located near Thomaston, or
near Rockland, moving southeast at 45 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph and half inch hail are possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Rockland, Camden, Thomaston, Rockport, Hope, Cushing, Appleton, North
Haven, South Thomaston, Vinalhaven, Union, Owls Head, Saint George
and Waldoboro.



Mid Coast–Parkview Health Recognizes Employees for Years of Service


BRUNSWICK, ME – Mid Coast Hospital, Mid Coast Senior Health Center, and CHANS Home Health & Hospice recently held two afternoon receptions recognizing employees for years of service. Mid Coast–Parkview Health senior administration presented more than 230 individuals with awards, celebrating milestone service anniversaries from 5 to 45 years. More than two thirds of the employees recognized have worked with the organization for more than ten years.

Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast–Parkview Health commented, “Each year we take this time to celebrate the wonderful employees who dedicate their time and their hearts to caring for the health of our community."

The most tenured award recipient, celebrating 45 years of service, was Michael Pinkham. Pinkham began working in the facilities department at Bath Memorial Hospital when he was 17 years old. Pinkham now serves as the Director of Facilities Management for Mid Coast Hospital, where he proves every single day his invaluable contribution to operations.

In her remarks Skillings commented, “Michael is respected by leadership for his get it done and get it done right attitude. He is a true north person in this organization and we can always count on him.”

Award recipients also included Charlotte Trufant, who began working for Mid Coast while in high school, 40 years ago. Now the Recreation and Activities Coordinator for Mid Coast Senior Health’s long-term care community, Mere Point, she remains committed to the organization and to enriching the lives of the residents. When asked what she enjoys about working at Mid Coast she replied, “I just really enjoy caring for the residents. The residents, their families, and the staff here at Mid Coast Senior Health have become family to me.”

Mid Coast–Parkview Health employs more than 2,000 clinical and non-clinical staff, with a medical team that includes more than 200 providers in over 30 primary care and specialty areas. More information about working at Mid Coast–Parkview Health is available at www.midcoastparkviewhealth.com/careers.

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About Mid Coast–Parkview Health
Mid Coast–Parkview Health is dynamic healthcare system addressing a full continuum of community health, wellness, and prevention needs with a full-service 93-bed hospital (Mid Coast Hospital<http://www.midcoasthealth.com/>), a diverse medical group (Mid Coast Medical Group<http://www.midcoasthealth.com/mcmg/>), senior health care (Mid Coast Senior Health Center<https://www.midcoastseniorhealth.com/>), and home healthcare services (CHANS Home Health & Hospice<https://www.chanshomehealthcare.com/default.aspx>).

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University of Maine announces spring 2017 Dean's List

Orono, Maine — The University of Maine recognized 2,303 students for achieving Dean's List honors in the spring 2017 semester. Of the students who made the Dean's List, 1,727 are from Maine, 533 are from 29 other states and 43 are from 22 countries other than the U.S.

Listed below are students who received Dean's List honors for spring 2017, completing 12 or more credit hours in the semester and earning a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Please note that some students have requested that their information not be released; therefore, their names are not included.


MAINE STUDENTS (by County/Town)


KNOX COUNTY

Camden: Wyatt Berry, Natalie Hamalainen, Cory Johnson, Sarah Mitchell, Henry Owen, Caleb Stern

Cushing: Ronald Hall, Riley Pillsbury

Hope: Hanna Karas

Rockland: Kevin Lewis, Kaitlyn McCullough

Rockport: Matthew Ackley, Hannah Brownawell, Juliana Haynes, Ryan Pierce, Lindsay Taylor, Emily Watts

South Thomaston: Maggie Drinkwater, Rachel Johnson

Tenants Harbor: Amelia Reinhardt

Thomaston: Benjamin Young

Union: Jane van der Schaaf, Samuel Varga

Vinalhaven: Alexandra Young

Warren: Sophie Cohen, Kaitlyn Hanson, Benjamin Turner, Adam Wilcox

Washington: Patrick Madden, Bailey McCaffery

West Rockport: Hilary Merrifield


About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant university, with research and community engagement classifications awarded by the Carnegie Foundation. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 35 doctoral degrees, 85 master’s degrees, and more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.




Rockland Recognized As Having One Of The 23 Best Small Town Main Streets iI America

Rockland - Hot on the heels of the City’s annual Summer Solstice Celebration and just in time for the busy festival season, Rockland has been selected by Country Living Magazine as having one of the 23 Best Small Town Main Streets in America. This recognition is one more in a long series of superlatives for Rockland that continues to keep the Down East Magazine 2017 Maine’s Best Place to Live, and Smithsonian Magazine's [one of the] 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2017 in the national tourism spotlight.  




"Picton Castle" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Picton Castle" by Doug Mills
Canadian tall ship Picton Castle at Rockland, Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Lightning Strikes Cushing House

UPDATE 10:22pm: According to command, fire is out, overhauling at this time.
UPDATE 8:30pm: Command is requesting a South Thomaston tanker to the scene directly.
UPDATE 7:40pm: Waldoboro has been requested to the scene for man power.
UPDATE 7:31pm Thomaston Fire Department has been requested to the scene for man power.
BREAKING NEWS: Cushing, Maine -  Cushing and mutual aid fire departments on scene of a house that got struck by lightning at 28 Osprey Lane in Cushing, Maine on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017.

On scene units setting up water supply.

More details to come.

BREAKING NEWS:Lightning Strikes Thomaston House Sparks First Alarm

Thomaston, Me- Thomaston fire and mutual aid companies responding to a first alarm assignment at 9 Beechwood St Thomaston, Me. for a house struck by lightning.
Beechwood Street is closed.

UPDATE: The situation appears to be under control at this time. The lightning seems to have struck the chimney and down through the wires popping the circuit  breakers.  The damage seems to be limited to the wiring.



Rockland's Resident Raccoon Whisperer

Rockland Maine Police Department
We got a call from a resident, concerned about a raccoon in a yard. Of course, with recent incidents, our first concern is rabies, or some other similar issue. Public safety is priority one.
We're happy to report that our shift tonight included our resident Raccoon Whisperer, Officer Addison Cox. Officer Cox is an avid outdoorsman, and was able to assess that this little fella showed no signs of disease - he appeared to be looking for his mother. Officer Cox was able to collect him by the scruff and move him to the treeline, where he scampered off, away from homes and people.
If you see an animal behaving strangely, please call 9-1-1. Do NOT attempt to touch or move them. (You probably don't have bite-resistant gloves. Or speak raccoon, like Officer Cox).



BREAKING: Dexter Street Shut Down Between Old County, Rt. 1 For Dump Truck Rollover

UPDATE 9:34am: All Rockland Fire units are clearing the scene in Thomaston.
UPDATE 9:03am: Maine State Police commercial unit is en-route from Augusta.
UPDATE 8:54am: Driver is being transported by Thomaston ambulance non-emergency.
BREAKING: Thomaston, Maine - Dexter Street is shut down between Old County Rd and Rt. 1 for a dump truck vs pole rollover about 75 yards from Old County Rd according to Thomaston Police 413.

Driver with head injury, not known of intent.

Thomaston Fire Department unit 6 is requesting a single engine response from Rockland, non-emergency.

"In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog" by Doug Mills
The Marshall Point Lighthouse, built 1858, at Port Clyde, Maine in the fog.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Monday, June 26, 2017

"The Lighthouse At Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"The Lighthouse At Rockland" by Doug Mills
Maine's tall ship Victory Chimes sailing passed the lighthouse at Rockland, Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



BREAKING NEWS: Small Plane Crashes On Vinalhaven

Vinalhaven, Maine- Vinalhaven fire and Rescue along with Knox Sheriff unit are on the scene of a small plane crash at the airstrip on Vinalhaven.  The pilot was able to escape the crash with only minor injuries and call rescue units.

UPDATE: The plane was landing at the airstrip with only the pilot onboard, carrying the mail and packages.  The fire department was able to stop the leaking fuel and offloaded the mail.

UPDATE: The pilot was taken to Pen Bay Hospital with only minor injuries.






Sunday, June 25, 2017

Maine 7 Day Forecast

"Maine Life" by Doug Mills
Shoot Maine Studios
Rockland, Maine
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.



Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Summer Daisies" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Summer Daisies" by Doug Mills
Summer Daisies at the Owls Head Lighthouse.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Friday, June 23, 2017

BREAKING: Sanford Battling 4-Alarm, 6 Story Building Fire

UPDATE 8:54pm: Command requesting Fire Marshal's Office to respond.
UPDATE 7:56pm: Fire upgraded to a 5-Alarm. Collapses reported. 
BREAKING NEWS: Sanford, Maine - The Sanford Fire Department is battling a 4-Alarm fire at 13 River Street, across from Central Furniture in Sanford, Maine on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Mutual aid from several fire departments responding.

1848 is when the call came in.

More information when available.

Walking Tours of Camden - Fridays

Dave Jackson and Amy Rollins lead an educational and entertaining tour of downtown Camden each Friday from June 30 to September 15 at 4:00 pm. Tours run approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are recommended. Please call the library at 236-3440 to reserve a spot. Tours are free, though donations are appreciated. Meet at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Camden Public Library, in the Children’s Garden



July Gallery Opening, Carrie Hedstrom



The Camden Public Library welcomes fabric artist Carrie Hedstrom to the Picker Room Gallery for the month of July. There will be an opening reception on Monday, July 3, at 3:30 pm in the Picker Room. The art will remain on display for the month of July.

Carrie Connors Hedstrom has been creating fabric art since 2003. She is mainly self-taught but also credits several women including her mother, aunts, and grandmother as inspirational mentors. In this show, she is exploring the relationship between her quilted art and her poetry. Her images mostly depict the beauty of nature, movement and stillness, and the female form. The Goddess seems to find her way into many of her pieces. She does all her work on her home machine, a Bernina 550 and a Janome 990, and she quilts all her pieces with free motion machine quilting. Her work has won several awards over the years and has been featured in shows around the country.

Carrie has taught classes with the Continuing Adult Education program at Camden Hills Regional High School and will be holding a class this coming Fall 2017 session. She is also the owner/director of Quilter’s Getaway Weekends in Waterville Valley, NH, a special weekend-long retreat for quilters who are looking for a place to getaway, eat delicious food, and practice their craft in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. She also takes on commission work from time to time and travels to Quilting Guilds for Trunk Show Presentations.

In addition to quilting, Carrie is a Poet, dancer, singer, model/actress, and of course, mother to her 5 beloved children. She is a passionate artist and she loves all the forms she practices. “Like many people, I feel things very deeply. These feeling make their way into my work. For me, art transforms pain into beauty.”



Monday Night Movies at Camden Public Library


The Camden Public Library is excited to announce the kickoff to the annual Monday Night Movie Series! The first movie of the season will be on Monday, July 3, at sunset (approx. 8:30 pm). The film is Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The event is free and open to all. Moviegoers are encouraged to enjoy dinner downtown before the movie! 

In the case of rain, the movie will likely be canceled or postponed. Please check librarycamden.org or the library Facebook page to find updates.

Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon’s biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica’s alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.

The rest of the movie dates are July 10, Around the World in 80 Days, 8:30 pm. July 24, The Big Sleep, 8:30 pm. July 31, Journey to the Center of the Earth, 8:15 pm. August 7, An American Tail, 8:00 pm. August 21, Dead Poet's Society, 8:00 pm. 

On Monday nights when there are no movies, Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra will perform. (June 26, July 17, and August 14 at 6:30 pm.) 

The Movies and Music Series is sponsored by Camden National Bank. Additional support from Mid-Coast Limo and the Camden Area Business Group.