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Forest Heritage Days

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Greenville Consolidated School, 130 Pritham Ave, Greenville, Maine

For more information: forestheritagedays.com

There’s only one place in Maine where you can take a bus tour through the state’s magnificent working forests, try your hand at ax throwing, cheer on your favorite logger as they race head-to-head in a speed cutting competition and eat a traditional bean hole dinner all in one weekend. The 23rd annual Forest Heritage Days (FHD) returns to Greenville on Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 at Greenville Consolidated School, 130 Pritham Ave.

This free, family-friendly event honors the state’s most historic industry and celebrates Maine’s woods by combining education and entertainment in a unique way, while maintaining a focus on forestry stewardship and sustainability.

For full event details and information, visit www.forestheritagedays.com.

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Area residents graduate from NESCom

BANGOR, Maine – On Saturday, May 10, family and friends gathered in the Newman Gymnasium on the campus of Husson University  to honor 120 graduates receiving their degrees from the New England School of Communication. The following area students graduated:

Brandon Blair of Bucksport, BS Communications.

Troy Blair of Bangor, with a BS Communications.

Lucas McDonald of Clifton, with a BS Communications.

Joseph Adams of Corinth, with a BS Communications Technology.

Eric Bronson of Levant, with a BS Communications Technology.

Brandon Doyen of Brewer, with a BS Communications Technology.

Jamie Gagnon of Brewer, with a BS Communications Technology.

Tara MacLeod of Brewer, with a BS Communications Technology.

Seth Majka of Bangor, with a BS Communications Technology.

Ryan McCluskey of Bangor, with a BS Communications Technology.

Ellen Morrison of Orono, with a BS Communications Technology.

Nicole Powers of Old Town, with a BS Communications Technology.

Stewart Shuster of Bangor, with a BS Communications Technology.

Ryan Asselin of Orrington, with a BS Media Studies.

Kaitlyn Furge of Levant, with a BS Media Studies.

The New England School of Communications at Husson University is located in Bangor. NESCom offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications Technology, Entertainment Production and in Media Studies. Within these degrees, students may choose from concentrations in Audio Engineering, Live Sound Technology, Video Production, WebMedia, Journalism, Marketing Communications, Radio Broadcasting and Sports Journalism.

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T3’s Bow Ties and Bean Boots to raise funds to support Maine teens

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Summer is halfway over and August will be here before we know it. Teens To Trails would love to formally invite you to send off the summer with a bang at Bow Ties and Bean Boots, Teens To Trails’ inaugural lawn party benefit on August 28 at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. Teens To Trails will be celebrating seven years of support for Maine high school Outing Clubs while raising money to support T3’s mission of increasing outdoor opportunities for Maine teens.

Teens To Trails began in 2006 with a belief that every Maine high school student deserved and needed an outdoor opportunity as part of their high school experience. Through the hard work of volunteers and the support of grants, T3 has reached over 35,000 young Mainers since it began. Bow Ties & Bean Boots both celebrates the achievements of T3 thus far and will provide the foundation for T3 to continue to expose Maine teens to a happier and healthier lifestyle the Maine outdoors provides.

Bow Ties and Bean Boots is T3’s first large fundraising event. Sponsored by LL Bean, BT and BB gives our Maine community the chance to support outdoor experiences for teens while enjoying a beautiful summer night in Southern Maine. Bow Ties and Bean Boots will feature an auction, including items like an LL Bean camping package, a Sugarloaf ski and stay package, a Lincoln Canoe and Kayak custom-made kayak, island stays, hut vacations, and beautiful Maine artwork. There will be lawn games and live music throughout the night and some of our favorite food trucks, Maine-ly Burgers and El Corazon, will be serving hearty local fare. The event is 21+ as guests will be enjoying a cash bar.

Bow Ties and Bean Boots will take place 6-10 p.m. August 28 at Camp Ketcha on Black Point Road in Scarborough. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the Teens To Trails website (teenstotrails.org/benefit). Make sure to pick out a snazzy bow tie and pull your Bean boots out of your closet because this is a benefit you won’t want to miss!

Teens To Trails is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization engaging Maine teens in the outdoors. T3’s goal is to establish an Outing Club in every Maine high school community, thereby promoting fun outdoor adventures, healthy lifestyles, and environmental stewardship. For more information on the Bow Ties & Bean Boots benefit and other Teens To Trails events, visit www.TeensToTrails.org.

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Closure of Pittsfield Rehab and Nursing

PITTSFIELD, Maine — Pittsfield Rehab and Nursing will stop providing nursing home services effective September 5, 2014. Due to financial pressures beyond our control we are unable to continue operations.

After extensive work including discussions with accountants, legislators, elected officials and others, we have come to the conclusion that our business model is not viable.

Other news stories have described the financial and other operating pressures facing small rural nursing homes such as ours.

We are proud of the quality care that we have delivered as a result of the support we have received from staff, families and state and federal agencies. We thank all who have helped our family manage to remain in business since 1978.

At this time we believe that it is in the best interest of the residents, staff, and the community to plan for an orderly closure of the nursing home over the next 60 days.

We are coordinating with state officials at DHHS to implement our approved closure plan, and are working with our residents and families, and the Long Term Care Ombudsman to relocate our residents to other facilities. We understand the challenge this presents to all and wish there was an easier solution.

We will work closely with residents, families, staff and the community to find the best possible placement for residents and workers.

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Bangor Region Chamber names vice president, office manager

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce has promoted two current employees as part of a reorganization of duties following the resignation of its executive vice president last week.

Kate Grover, the Chamber’s membership director for the past two years, has been named vice president of membership and marketing. In this role, Grover will have responsibility for growing the Chamber’s membership base and overseeing events and communications.

Martha Talbot, bookkeeper at the Chamber since 2010, has been named office manager. In her new role, Talbot will be responsible for bookkeeping, administrative support and the day-to-day operations of the Chamber’s offices.

“Kate and Martha have done an outstanding job,” said John Porter, CEO of the Chamber. “Their good work has a lot to do with our success in recent years at growing our Chamber and positively impacting the growth of the Bangor Region.”

Grover joined the Chamber in March 2012 and previously had sales and management roles with several Maine companies, including Cole Hann, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless.

Talbot joined the Chamber in November, 2010. Prior to working in temporary administrative roles at three area firms that year, she kept the books and managed the office of her family’s business in Utah for 28 years.

Grover’s and Talbot’s promotions follow the resignation earlier this month of Karen Cole, the Chamber’s executive vice president who has been with the organization since April 2009. Cole is leaving to become Associate Director of the Collins Center for the Arts on the University of Maine campus in Orono.

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Rotary Club Blueberry Pancake Breakfast celebrates 52st year

Saturday, July 26, 2014 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Location: R. F. Jordan and Sons , 85 Water St., Ellsworth

For more information: 667-4626

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The 52nd annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, under the tent at R. F. Jordan and Sons, 85 Water St.

You will be treated to all-you-can-eat blueberry pancakes cooked up by the experienced Rotary Club chefs. Sausage, syrup, butter, orange juice, milk and coffee complete the meal.

The Fletcher’s Landing Philharmonic Orchestra returns this year to entertain throughout the morning. There also will be face painting and a 50/50 raffle.

Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. All proceeds benefit local Rotary Club scholarships and charities. Advance tickets are available at Camden National Bank, Dead River Co., Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Bangor Savings Bank, Ellsworth Public Library, Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, The Ellsworth American and from any Ellsworth Rotary Club member. Tickets are also available at the tent.

For information, contact Cindy Shoppe at 667-4626 or Julie Clark at 667-2576.

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Privateer Lynx visits Belfast Harbor

BELFAST, Maine — The Lynx Educational Foundation will open their ship Lynx to the public for deck tours and harbor sails every day from Wednesday, July 9, through Tuesday, July 16, at Belfast Harbor.

Deck tours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; $5 for adults and by donation for children. Harbor sails are two hours long, departing at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; $55 for adults and $25 for children. The harbor sails feature live cannon fire, sea chanteys, and storytelling from the War of 1812.

Tickets are available at the dock or online at www.privateerlynx.com.

There will also be a sunset cruise soiree aboard the Lynx, 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13. Only 20 tickets remain. Surf and Turf tapas provided by Delvino’s Restaurant. Cash bar. Cost is $55 per person for Belfast Chamber of Commerce members and $65 per person for nonmembers. Call 338-5900 to secure a spot.

Built in 2001 at Rockport Marine by noted shipbuilder Taylor Allen, founding partner of Belfast’s Front Street Shipyard, the legendary tall ship Lynx showcases the fine craftsmanship of Maine that has been treasured by generations. Touring both coasts of the United States as well as the Great Lakes, Lynx has become known for its sleek lines and stirring story. Come sail away this weekend and experience life as a sailor in the War of 1812. Hear the hidden history of America’s shadow fleet and learn the difference between pirates and privateers.

The Lynx Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to hands-on programs that teach the history of America’s struggle for independence. The Lynx preserves American heritage through maritime education and sail training.

For more information, call the Belfast Chamber of Commerce at 338-5900.

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Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team comes to Maine

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Old Orchard Beach Ballpark, E Emerson Cummings Blvd., Old Orchard Beach

For more information: 590-4201

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — OOB365 is proud to bring the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to Maine, 1 p.m. Saturday, August 9, at the Old Orchard Beach Ballpark, E Emerson Cummings Blvd.  This team is comprised of young, competitive, athletic veterans and active duty soldiers who have lost limbs post-9/11, while serving their country in the military. The team includes individuals with a variety of amputations of the arm, above knee, below knee, bilateral below knee and foot. Some are still in the service, others are attending college thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill while others have moved on to new careers.

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to raise awareness, educate and inspire the public about the strength and resiliency of our wounded warriors, showing how a positive attitude, commitment, dedication and perseverance allow them to overcome any obstacles. The team is comprised of veterans and active-duty servicemen who have served our country in Iraq and in Afghanistan. They now travel the country playing abled-bodied teams in competitive, celebrity and exhibition softball games.

“The courage shown by our servicemen and women of all wars can never be taken for granted.  These heroes are showing that regardless of their circumstances anything is possible and with their positive energy is infectious.  OOB365 has partnered with great groups to make this happen including the Rotary Clubs of Saco Bay and Biddeford, Amvets Post of Biddeford, The Patriot Riders and Wounded Heroes Program of Maine as well as the WOLF radio station. Softball is a team sport and we have an amazing team working to bring this to Old Orchard Beach.” said State Representative Sharri MacDonald who is also the president of OOB365.

The effort to bring this team to Maine was spearheaded by Mike Edgecomb, a veteran and government liason for Time Warner Cable.  Mike has made this happen for Old Orchard Beach and sees the value in the outreach that these men and women perform through this fun event.  The heroes will be arriving on Thursday, August 7, and Friday, August 8.  On August 8, they will be visiting the VA in Togus and will have a “pick me up” style game there.  The main event is on Saturday, August 9, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach, E Emerson Cummings Blvd.  This is a fun family event that has free admission, but any donation you can give at the gate would go to the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine.  After the game, the Rotary Clubs will be putting on a lobster bake for the teams that is open to the public and you can have a twin lobster dinner and eat with the Wounded Heroes Softball team.  The cost for this dinner to the public is $25.

For more information or to get involved in this event, contact Sharri MacDonald at 590-4201.

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Kneisel Hall launches outreach initiative in Blue Hill

BLUE HILL, Maine — Kneisel Hall has announced the launch of a new long-term outreach initiative in the Blue Hill community.  The project, entitled “KHBH – Together in Music,” will bring a small team of Kneisel Hall alumni to Blue Hill for two week-long residencies during each school year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Kneisel Hall’s Artistic Director Seymour Lipkin says, “This outreach program is a splendid opportunity for Kneisel Hall to go into the community and schools to share our love of great music and increase exposure to the study and work done each summer on the Kneisel Hall campus.”  The mission of KHBH is to foster a creative dialogue and invite everyone in the Blue Hill community to participate in music-making at the Hall.  The residencies are designed to extend Kneisel Hall’s physical and musical resources beyond the summer programs in order to connect to and support the great work of local arts and other organizations in Blue Hill.

Spearheading the project is a group of Kneisel Hall alumni who are also members of Ensemble ACJW, a highly selective teaching artist-training program in New York City run by Carnegie Hall.  Violinist Clara Lyon (KH’09-’11), who is also the director of creative programming at KHBH, explains, “Our time with Ensemble ACJW included high-profile concerts, professional development seminars, partner teaching in inner-city schools, and hands-on training in creating interactive performances and community workshops for a myriad of different settings.  We are very excited to bring what we’ve learned to Kneisel and to Blue Hill.”

The centerpiece of each residency will be creative work within the local schools, including George Stevens Academy and the Blue Hill Consolidated School.  The KHBH artists will give interactive performances for larger groups of students and also guide more individualized creative work in a classroom setting, collaborating with students in both arts (music, visual arts, dance) and non-arts classes (literature, history, science, etc.) Outside of the schools, the KHBH team will present interactive performances throughout the community, custom-tailored to each venue, and design creative workshops and projects in collaboration with other community organizations and businesses, including the Blue Hill Library, the Bagaduce Music Lending Library, and the Parker Ridge Retirement Community.

KHBH cellist and Operations Director Hannah Collins says, “We want every activity that we do through KHBH to energize connections among the many different parts of the Blue Hill community, including Kneisel Hall, support the creative work that is already being done, and spark new ideas.  This could mean anything from using music to inspire a local visual artist or poet to create a new work, working with a high school student composer on a piece to be performed on the Kneisel Hall stage, or collaborating with another arts organization in an interdisciplinary project.”  The culminating event of each residency will be a concert at Kneisel Hall featuring a performance by the KHBH artists and a showcase of other creative work done during the week.

The first season of KHBH has been funded by a grant from an anonymous foundation. The fall residency will take place September 22-27. Participants will be asked to explore the theme of “community” by reflecting on questions such as, “Where am I from?  What is my community?  Who is part of my community?”  A full schedule of events will be available this summer.  The spring residency will be May 26-30, 2015.  

KHBH will be an ongoing and inclusive project, which aims to be a true extension of the work done within the walls of the Kneisel Hall Festival School every summer.   Long-term goals include incorporating additional alumni with teaching artist training in future KHBH residencies,and creating a forum for future Kneisel Hall students to learn the important skills used by teaching artists and music advocates.  Clara Lyon says, “For me, more than any educational institution, Kneisel Hall nurtured creativity and humanity, and encouraged me to share both.  KHBH is about finding ways for each of us to connect with those around us by finding creative ways to express ourselves and share those expressions with each other.”

Please contact Kneisel Hall Executive Director Ellen Werner at ellen@kneisel.org with any questions, ideas, or information requests.

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‘The Legend of the Banana Kid’ puppet show in Southwest Harbor

Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Pemetic Elementary School gym, 327 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine

For more information: 207-244-7065; swharbor.lib.me.us

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will perform 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Pemetic Elementary School gym, 327 Main St. This event is sponsored by Southwest Harbor Public Library and is part of its Family Concert Series.

“The Legend of the Banana Kid” is an exciting, silly cowboy adventure. Little Chucky heads to the wild west to outwit outlaws. With a fistful of bananas, Chucky rides into town on his trusty goat for a showdown with Big Bad Bart and his gang of bandits. The show features 20 hand-crafted glove, mouth and rod puppets, and a slew of flying and twirling Styrofoam bananas.

In collaboration with Southwest Harbor Public Library’s summer reading program and Harbor House’s Camp Max, campers will introduce the show with the sock puppets they created with the help of the Frogtown Puppeteers.

Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor and comprised of three siblings – brothers Erik and Brian Torbeck and sister Robin (Torbeck) Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres in the United States and Canada. They write and create all of the shows they perform.

This program is free and recommended for ages 4 and up. For more information, call the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 244-7065.

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The Merryspring Kitchen Tour

CAMDEN, Maine — The Merryspring Kitchen Tour will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, August 6.  This year’s tour invites you to visit nine home kitchens, five of them with water views, with a gourmet tasting from a local chef at every stop, with a total of 19 participating chefs. The event is a major annual fundraiser for nonprofit Merryspring Nature Center. The 2014 Kitchen Tour is sponsored by EBS Style Solution and co-sponsored by Camden Real Estate.

The kitchens — in homes that range in style from Federalist to Arts and Crafts to up-to-the-minute contemporary — give you a look at what creative homeowners can do, together with skilled designers, builders, and craftspeople. The chefs at work in each kitchen give you a sampling of the ever-expanding dining choices available in our midcoast area.

The 2014 Kitchen Tour features these homeowners and chefs:

– Nance and Jim Brown, Rockport, with FOG Bar & Café, Rockland (a.m.) and The Market Basket, Rockport (p.m.)

– Betsy Henshaw, Rockport, with 40 Paper Italian Bistro and Bar, Camden (a.m.) and Salt Water Farm Cafe and Market, Rockport (p.m.) Raffle at this stop — win a dinner at Francine Bistro or Seabright Pizza, Camden, or Shepherd’s Pie, Rockport.

– Rene Mathews and Dan Neumann, Camden, with Comida Latin Kitchen, Camden (a.m.) and The Highlands Coffee House, Thomaston (p.m.) See artist Dan Neumann’s studio at this stop.

– Sue and Mike Kandziolka, Camden, with Blue Sky Cantina (a.m.) and  Laugh Loud, Smile Big Cupcakes, W. Rockport (p.m.) Door prize at this stop–win a gift basket from Stonewall Kitchen!

– Rickey Celentano and Dyke Messler, Camden, with Hartstone Inn, Camden (a.m.) and Cappy’s Bakery, Camden (p.m.)

– Karen and Bob Brace, Camden, with Laura Cabot Catering, Waldoboro (a.m.) andVincent’s at the Whitehall Inn, Camden (p.m.)

– Linsey Low, Lincolnville, with The Lobster Pound, Lincolnville (a.m.) and Inn at Sunrise Point, Lincolnville (p.m.)

– Adele and Dave Ames, Northport, with The Whale’s Tooth Pub & Restaurant,Lincolnville (a.m.) and French and Brawn Marketplace, Camden (p.m.)

–  Jean and Ken Nolan, Northport, with Delvino’s Grill and Pasta House, Belfast (a.m.) and Conscious Kitchen Food & Grocery, Camden (p.m.)

In addition, tour-goers can stop at EBS Style Solutions, Camden, for a special treat – Bixby Bars, premium organic chocolate from Bixby and Company, Rockland (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Give yourself plenty of time to visit all the kitchens, but go in any order and at your own pace. If you buy your tickets before the day of the tour, the price is $25 for the whole day. On the day of the tour, you can purchase a ticket for $35 at any of the kitchens, or at Merryspring Nature Center on Conway Road, Camden. You can also purchase a ticket for an individual kitchen for $10.

To save $10 by purchasing a ticket in advance, stop in at Merryspring or any of these locations from Tuesday, July 22, through Tuesday, August 5:  Surroundings,  Once a Tree or Zoot Coffee in Camden; The Market Basket in Rockport; Atlantic Baking Company  in Rockland; The Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston; The Good Table in Belfast; Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta.   Advance tickets are also available by emailing info@merryspring.org or calling 236-2239.  Tickets will be held at Merryspring for pick-up the day of the tour.

All proceeds from the Kitchen Tour support Merryspring Nature Center, a nonprofit privately owned park and education center in Camden and Rockport, with 66 acres of gardens and nature trails open free of charge to the public every day, and a year-round program of talks, classes, and workshops. For more information about the Kitchen Tour, call Merryspring at 236-2239, email info@merryspring.org, or visit www.merryspring.org.

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FUSION:Bangor connects young residents with political candidates

BANGOR, Maine — FUSION:Bangor will hold a series of luncheons throughout August, September and October to connect young residents in the Bangor region with their candidates for major political office.

The series, entitled Candidate Connection, will host candidates for governor and Maine’s seats in the U.S. House and Senate, enabling FUSION members to connect and engage with them one-on-one. Candidate Connection is sponsored by Rudman Winchell and Bangor Savings Bank.

Each luncheon will take place noon-1 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. The format will allow for 30 to 40 minutes of informal networking between the candidate and attendees, and remaining time for the candidate to address the entire group. The schedule is as follows:

– Wednesday, August 6 - Eliot Cutler, Independent candidate for governor

– Wednesday, September 3 - Congressman Mike Michaud, Democratic candidate for governor

– Wednesday, September 17 - Shenna Bellows, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate

– Wednesday, October 8 - Bruce Poliquin, Republican candidate for 2nd Congressional District

Tickets to the Candidate Connection series are $18 and can be purchased at fusionbangorme.eventbrite.com.

All candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House have received and confirmed requests to participate in the series. FUSION will be updating the schedule as additional candidates confirm, and will post updates on www.fusionbangor.com and facebook.com/fusionbangor.

FUSION:Bangor is the area’s networking group of young residents. The organization works to connect the young demographic to each other, engage with the community, and transform the Bangor region into the preferred place to live, work and play in Maine. Fusion Bangor is a program of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce.

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T3’s Bow Ties & Bean Boots: A Benefit To Raise Funds To Support Maine Teens

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Camp Ketcha, 336 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine

For more information: 207-725-0800; teenstotrails.org

Brunswick, ME/ July 10, 2014 — Summer is halfway over and August will be here before we know it. Teens To Trails would love to formally invite you to send off the summer with a bang at Bow Ties & Bean Boots, Teens To Trails’ inaugural lawn party benefit on August 28th at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. Teens To Trails will be celebrating seven years of support for Maine high school Outing Clubs while raising money to support T3’s mission of increasing outdoor opportunities for Maine teens.

Teens To Trails began in 2006 with a belief that every Maine high school student deserved and needed an outdoor opportunity as part of their high school experience. Through the hard work of volunteers and the support of grants, T3 has reached over 35,000 young Mainers since it began. Bow Ties & Bean Boots both celebrates the achievements of T3 thus far and will provide the foundation for T3 to continue to expose Maine teens to a happier and healthier lifestyle the Maine outdoors provides.

Bow Ties & Bean Boots is T3’s first large fundraising event. Sponsored by LL Bean, BT & BB gives our Maine community the chance to support outdoor experiences for teens while enjoying a beautiful summer night in Southern Maine. Bow Ties & Bean Boots will feature an auction, including items like an LL Bean camping package, a Sugarloaf ski & stay package, a Lincoln Canoe & Kayak custom-made kayak, island stays, hut vacations, and beautiful Maine artwork. There will be lawn games and live music throughout the night and some of our favorite food trucks, Maine-ly Burgers and El Corazon, will be serving hearty local fare. The event is 21+ as guests will be enjoying a cash bar.

Bow Ties & Bean Boots will take place 6-10 pm on August 28th at Camp Ketcha on Black Point Road in Scarborough. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the Teens To Trails website (teenstotrails.org/benefit). Make sure to pick out a snazzy bow tie and pull your Bean boots out of your closet because this is a benefit you won’t want to miss!

About TEENS TO TRAILS:

Teens To Trails is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization engaging Maine teens in the outdoors. T3’s goal is to establish an Outing Club in every Maine high school community, thereby promoting fun outdoor adventures, healthy lifestyles, and environmental stewardship. For more information on the Bow Ties & Bean Boots benefit and other Teens To Trails events, visit www.TeensToTrails.org.

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The 50th Bowdoin International Music Festival continues

Mozart Piano Concerto July 18

BRUNSWICK, Maine —  The Bowdoin International Music Festival will continue its 50th anniversary celebration on July 18 with beloved works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonín Dvořák.

Pianist Shai Wosner, a highly-regarded Mozart interpreter, will present Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466. In 2006, Wosner was invited to debut with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Salzburg during the 250th anniversary celebrations of Mozart’s birth. Lewis Kaplan will conduct the Bowdoin Festival Orchestra.

A faculty ensemble will collaborate before intermission on Dvořák’s sublime Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81. Ani Schnarch and Cyrus Forough will perform on violin, Michelle LaCourse on viola, Steven Doane on cello, and Elinor Freer on piano.

A quartet of virtuosos from the Festival’s new Kaplan Fellowship Program, Charlene Kleugel, violin; Minjung Chun, viola; Nathaniel Pierce, cello; and Min Young Park, piano, will open the concert with Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, K 478.

Festival Fridays concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road. Tickets are $40.

Beethoven String Quartets Monday Night

Beethoven’s string quartet cycle is being presented in its entirety this season by the Bowdoin Festival. The world-renowned Shanghai Quartet performs the fourth concert in the series on July 21, with Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 5 in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5; String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat Minor, Op. 130 with the Grosse Fugue, Op. 130; and an encore performance of the Finale from Op. 130 (rev. 1825-26).

Beethoven Mondays concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater, 116 Maquoit Road. Tickets are $40.

Wednesday Upbeat!

The Wednesday Upbeat! concert on July 23 presents works by Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonin Dvořák, and Festival composer-in-residence Samuel Adler.

Jesus Rodolfo, accompanied by Peter Basquin on piano, will open the concert with Shostakovich’sViola Sonata, Op. 147.

The Cassatt String Quartet, led on first violin by Bowdoin Festival alumna and faculty member Muneko Otani, will present the world premiere of Mr. Adler’s tenth String Quartet. Adler will address the audience immediately prior to the performance.

The evening will close with a performance of Dvořák’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87, which is considered one of the masterpieces of the form. Performers include Janet Sung, violin; Dimitri Murrath, viola; Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Constance Moore, piano.

Wednesday Upbeat! concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin campus. Tickets are $40.

Artists of Tomorrow

Artists of Tomorrow student concerts, featuring the festival’s top students, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Studzinski Recital Hall on the Bowdoin campus. Student concert programs are announced the day of the concert. To receive email announcements of student concert programs, visitwww.bowdoinfestival.org. Suggested donation $10.

Bowdoin Festival Extra

The Bowdoin Festival’s educational series, Bowdoin Festival Extra, continues with two events this week. At 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, Lyris Hung, the Orchestral Strings Product Manager of D’Addario & Company will give a lecture/demonstration entitled “Demystifying Your Strings” in Gibson Hall, Room 101, on the Bowdoin campus. Then, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, composer in residence Samuel Adler will give a composition masterclass in Studzinski Recital Hall’s Rehearsal Room on the Bowdoin campus.

All Bowdoin Festival Extra events are free and open to the public.

July 25 Concert to Feature Sarah Chang

The renowned American virtuoso violinist Sarah Chang will perform Antonin Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 53 in the Bowdoin International Music Festival’s concert Friday, July 25. Also on the program are works by Claude Debussy and George Crumb.

Cellist Nicholas Canellakis will team up with pianist Peter Basquin to open the concert with Debussy’s Sonata for Cello and Piano.

The three original performers of the Aeolian Chamber Players’ Grammy-nominated recording of George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) will reconvene for an anniversary performance of the work. Erich Graf, flute; Jerry Grossman, cello; and Walter Ponce, piano, who recorded the work for Columbia Records in 1974, return to celebrate the Bowdoin Festival’s fifty-year commitment to new music.

Ms. Chang, widely recognized as one of the world’s great violinists, will close the concert, performing with the Bowdoin Festival Orchestra. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8, Chang has performed with the great orchestras, conductors, and accompanists of the world in a career spanning more than two decades. Lewis Kaplan will conduct.

Festival Fridays concerts are held at 7:30 p.m. in Brunswick High School’s Crooker Theater,  116 Maquoit Road. Tickets are $40.

 

The Bowdoin International Music Festival was founded in 1964 by Lewis Kaplan and the late Robert K. Beckwith of Bowdoin College. The Festival’s mission is to provide Maine audiences with classical music performed to the highest artistic standards, and to provide gifted young musicians from around the world with an opportunity to study chamber music with world-class artists. Over its 50-year history, the Festival has established itself as a vital force throughout the music world. Visit the Bowdoin Festival on the web at www.bowdoinfestival.org or call 207-725-3895.

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Nature Time for Children: Summer Session

The summertime is made for getting out into nature! Parents with preschool children, come to a nature-based program with movement, stories, art projects and an outdoor adventure. Caregivers participate too.

Every Monday, August 4 – September 15, 10-11:00 a.m.

Location: Fields Pond Audubon Center, Holden

Cost: $50/member, $60/nonmember for the 7-week session. Please call 989-2591 to register.

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‘Health, Hair and Heavy Metals’

Saturday, July 26, 2014 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Location: Myerowitz Chiropractic Center, 1570 Broadway, Bangor, ME

For more information: 207-947-3333; mmyerowitz.com

Don’t feel quite right? . . . .

‘Health, Hair and Heavy Metals‘ is the topic

of this power point presentation scheduled to

be held at the;

Myerowitz Chiropractic Center (MCC)

1570 Broadway – Bangor

Saturday morning, July 26th,

9 to 11 a.m. – tel. 947-3333

Heavy metals accumulate in the body and

are one of many causes of chronic symptoms

and conditions that seem to defy diagnosis.

Hair is an identifier of the presence of heavy

metals in the body.

There is a $25 pre-registration fee. At the end

of the session your $25 pre-registration fee will

be returned to you. Yes, you have read that accurately!

Seating is limited and you do not need to be a patient

to attend. Pre-registering assures your seat for this class.

We look forward to seeing you there. Dr. Moshe M.

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Amateur chefs compete in seafood cooking contest

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: North Entertainment Tent, Harbor Park, South Main St., Rockland

For more information: 542-1192; mainelobsterfestival.com

ROCKLAND, Maine — The 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival will welcome back the Seafood Cooking Contest.  The contest, a traditional part of the five-day festival, will be held 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at North Entertainment Tent on the Festival grounds at Rockland’s Harbor Park, South Main St.  Amateur chefs, ages 18 and older, are invited to compete.

The culinary cook-off will feature competitors battling it out for more than $500 in prize money.  Chefs may be as creative as they like with their dish as long as they submit a genuine recipe containing seafood that can be found in Maine waters.  Place settings and drink pairings are also taken into consideration by judges in the final presentation.

Five contestants and their recipes will be chosen by a panel of judges to participate in the cooking competition.  Selection is based on creativity, suitability of the seafood to the recipe and simplicity.  The 2013 Seafood Cooking Contest welcomed participants who created dishes like Chili Lobster, Maine Lobster Mac-N-Cheese, Lobster Etouffe, and Lobster Yorkshire Pudding with Corn Butter Sauce.

Local midcoast Maine community member, Tyrrell Hunter, has claimed first prize two years in a row.  In 2012, Hunter cooked up a Seafood Hash with Lobster Hollandaise, and in 2013 created her Seafood Cannelloni.

The contest begins at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in the North Entertainment Tent on the festival grounds. Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m., with prizes announced and awarded around 12:30 p.m. First prize is $200, second prize is $175, and third prize is $150. To submit a recipe, visit www.mainelobsterfestival.com/main-events/cookingcontest.

Festival attendees will be able to join in the excitement by viewing and cheering on the participants.  The audience also will have the opportunity to sample the prepared recipes in the cooking area and pick up the contestants’ recipes after the awards are presented.

For additional contest details, contact Celia Knight at celia@knightmarineservice.com or 542-1192.  For more information about the festival, visit www.mainelobsterfestival.com.

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Allen Insurance Financial donates to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center Forever-Home Campaign

CAMDEN, July 10, 2014 — Allen Insurance and Financial has made a donation in support of the P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center’s capital campaign for the organization’s new home on John Street in Camden. “Allen Insurance and Financial is a longtime supporter of P.A.W.S.,” commented Amie Hutchison, Executive Director of P.A.W.S. “We are grateful for their help with our Capital Campaign.” Pictured here, from left, are Joelle Albury, P.A.W.S. Director of Development, Karen Reed, Allen Insurance and Financial and Amie Hutchison, P.A.W.S. Executive Director.

P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center provides a safe, caring environment for homeless and abandoned dogs and cats until they can be placed with loving families. P.A.W.S. serves the towns of Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Belfast, Northport, Searsmont, Liberty, Islesboro and Swanville. For more information about P.A.W.S. and its Forever-Home Capital Campaign visit the center at 146 Camden Street in Rockport or www.pawsadoption.org.

Allen Insurance and Financial is an insurance, employee benefits, and financial services company with offices in Rockland, Camden, Belfast and Southwest Harbor. In 2014, the company is proudly celebrating 25 years of employee ownership.

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Come Spring Bus Tours of Union’s historic sites

Friday, July 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Union Historical Society's Old Town House, Town House Road, Union, Maine

For more information: 207-785-5444; unionhistoricalsociety.org

Union Historical Society will offer its annual narrated bus tour of early historic sites during the town’s Founders Day weekend. Tours depart from the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday July 18 and at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday July 19. All the sites visited during the 2-hour tour are related to the settlers mentioned in Come Spring, Ben Ames Williams’ 1940 historic novel, which in turn is based on information in John Langdon Sibley’s 1851 History of the Town of Union. Four of the sites are located on private property and are not open to the public at other times. Tickets are priced at $12 for the Friday tour and $25 for the Saturday tour, which is in an air-conditioned coach. To purchase tickets, call Union Historical Society at 785-5444 and leave a message, or come to the Old Town House at least 30 minutes before the tours depart.

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