Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Grand Presents the Best Recent Movies With Its “CineGrand” Film Series in August!

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand’s Weekly CineGrand series– a series of the best of recent films- continues its Summer season on Tuesday 8/14 at its regular time of 7:30 pm. Tickets for all CineGrand screenings are General Admission and are priced as follows: $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors/Students (15 and under) and $6 for Grand Members. See these great films the way the directors made them to be seen- through a state-of-the-art digital projection system- on the giant Coastal Eye Care screen. See it any other way... and it wouldn't be Grand! The August CineGrand titles are as follows...

"Double Lover"- (Tuesday, August 14th at 7:30 pm) Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director François Ozon (“Swimming Pool”) returns to master the thriller genre with “Double Lover.” In the new film, Ozon reunites with two actors whom he previously directed in breakout roles, Marine Vacth (“Young & Beautiful”) and Jérémie Renier (“Criminal Lovers”), now helming them in an intense exploration of a woman venturing into dangerous romance. With Jacqueline Bisset. (2018. French with English subtitles. 1 hr, 47 min. Directed by François Ozon. R.)

"Loveless"- (Tuesday, August 21st at 7:30 pm and a special matinee closed-captioned encore screening on Wednesday, August 22nd at 1 pm) The Russian nominee for the 2017 Best Foreign Film Oscar tells the story of Zhenya and Boris who are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page- even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears. (2017. Russian [with English Subtitles]. 2 hrs, 9 min. Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. R.)

"The Death of Stalin"- (Tuesday, August 28th at 7:30 pm and a special matinee closed-captioned encore screening on Wednesday, August 29th at 1 pm) The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (“Veep,” “In the Loop”). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast. With Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough and Michael Palin. (2018. UK 1 hr, 47 min. Directed by Armando Iannucci. R. )

For more information on this or other Grand events, including on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:30 pm and a special matinee closed-captioned encore screening on Wednesday, September 5th at 1 pm, the September “First CineGrand” screening sponsored by First Advisors and First National Bank– “Tully,” the new comedy about motherhood in the 21st century from Academy Award (R)-nominated director Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air"), Academy Award (R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody ("Juno") and starring Academy Award (R) winner Charlize Theron– please call the box office at 207-667-9500 or visit The Grand website at www.grandonline.org or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheGrand1938/

Video and Gallery: 2018 Sea Princesses Visit Knox Center For Long Term Care

Rockland, Maine- This is the day each of the girls will meet one on one with the judges.  These meetings will continue till each girl has had a chance to meet with the judges.
In the meantime there is much to be done.

The girls gather at the Knox Center early for a viewing of the film "Buggin" an in depth look at the lobster industry through the eyes of a lobsterman.  After the film it is off to sign the Maine Lobster Festival posters that are given to all the sponsors of the festival.  Can we say writer's cramp, that is a lot of posters!  Once the posters are done the girls create their own bouquets for the Maine Sea Goddess Coronation, which will take place on Wednesday the first of August.

Everyone's favorite part of the day is when the girls have a chance to meet some of the residents and to sing for them.  The smiles on every face tell you that this is a good day.  After singing all those songs that were popular long before these girls were born it is time for lunch, a lobster dinner prepared by the Knox Center's staff.


VIDEO: 2018 Sea Princesses Practice, Practice, Practice

Rockland, MaineTime to practice, with the judges banquet only 4 days away and the coronation of the 2018 Maine Sea Goddess just over a week away, the girls need all the practice they can get.  Marching and preparing for the coronation as well as going over the questions all the girls will have to answer on Friday at the judges banquet.  So much to do.


"Ghost Ship" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Ghost Ship" by Doug Mills
Like a ghost ship from the distant past the Lewis R French emerges from the fog in Brooklin Maine.

Photos provided by 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


Rockland Library, Creative Art Crew: Rock Painting, Aug. 9th

Thursday, Aug. 9th, 3:45 - 4:45 PM

Creative Art Crew: Rock Painting

Paint rocks with us the Rockland Public Libary! In honor of Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program, join Miss Katie in designing rocks to decorate your house, garden, and community. Paint a rock to take home or place one outside where it can brighten a stranger's day.
This program is for adults and children.

Bring a paint friendly outfit and get ready to get crafty with Miss Katie!

Monday, July 30, 2018

WOW! Maine State Parks - Over 100 events in August!

WOW! Maine State Parks - Over 100 events in August!
Events and Programs - Over 100 events in August to Choose From!
Choose from over one hundred events and programs at Maine State Parks and Historic Sites this month.  Events are listed alphabetically by location below.  Use our searchable calendar to view all sites complete listings or just the site of your choice. You can also search by type of event and month.

Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site
August 1-9: Watch as History is Revealed! - See Archaeologists at Work on Site.
August 6, 2018: Hidden in Plain Sight: Maine's Enigmatic Stone Work
August 10: Watch as History is Revealed! - Note this date is AM only.
August 11 & 12: Olde Bristol Days
August 13, 2018: Founding Fish: Maine's 17th Century Cod Industry
August 18, 2018: Kids Dig Colonial Pemaquid!
August 20, 2018: Kennebec Caper: Bath's 1775 Mast Landing Affair
Crescent Beach State Park
August 9, 2018: Surf Fishing Program
Ferry Beach State Park
August 6, 2018: Surf Fishing Program
Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park
August 4, 2018: Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk at 11:00 a.m.
August 4, 2018: Pipes and Drums Session at 2:00 p.m.
Mt. Blue State Park
August 1, 2018: Let's Get Batty
August 1, 2018: Coffee with the Ranger
August 1, 2018: Scavenger Hunt
August 1, 2018: The Modern Habitat
August 2, 2018: Jr. Ranger Program for Kids (Ages 6-12)
August 2, 2018: Hopping Frog Safari
August 3, 2018: Scavenger Hunt
August 3, 2018: Guided Paddle
August 3, 2018: Movie Night
August 3, 2018: Hopping Frog Safari
August 4, 2018: Backyard Birds
August 4, 2018: Coffee with the Ranger
August 4, 2018: Scavenger Hunt
August 4, 2018: Jr. Ranger Program for Kids (Ages 6-12)
August 4, 2018: Evening Program
August 5, 2018: The Owl Walk
View more events in August at Mt. Blue State Park
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
August 1, 2018: Guided Tree Hunt
August 2, 2018: Stroll With the Ranger
August 5, 2018: Hike with the Ranger
August 6, 2018: Stories in Stone
August 7, 2018: Osprey Watch
August 9, 2018: Steamer Dig
August 10, 2018: Secrets of the Shore
August 12, 2018: Osprey Watch
August 13, 2018: Hike with the Ranger
August 14, 2018: Osprey Watch
August 15, 2018: Guided Tree Hunt
View more events in August at Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

Gallery: 71tst Maine Lobster Festival Sea Princesses

Rockport, Maine- Here are the formal portraits of this years Maine Sea Goddess Sea Princesses.  On Wednesday one of these girls will be crowned the 2018 Maine Sea Goddess.

Join us Wednesday on the main stage at the 71st Maine Lobster Festival for the crowning of the 2018 Maine Sea Goddess.


VIDEO and GALLERY: 2018 Sea Princesses Tour Maine Lighthouse Museum

Rockland, Maine- One last tour for this years Sea Princesses.  The Maine Lighthouse Museum is home to the largest collection of lighthouse, life­saving, and U.S. Coast Guard artifacts in the nation.