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News from Greater Portland and Cumberland County.

 

Music program to aims to increase quality of life for Maine seniors

By Brian Early, Portsmouth Herald on June 23, 2016, at 7:36 p.m.
Durgin Pines, along with 40 other nursing homes in Maine, received a grant from the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services to fund training on how to implement the Music & Memory program as well as a laptop to add music to the iPods with.

Paul Bunyan Amateur Golf Tournament likely to be wide-open affair

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2016, at 6:19 p.m.
Mark Barthelemy knows what is in store this weekend. The 36-year-old Caribou native, who now lives in Old Town, will be one of the several golfers who is expected to be in contention at the 52nd annual Paul Bunyan Amateur Golf Tournament at Orono’s Penobscot Valley Country Club and the …
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

How long does it take to cook hot dogs on a motorcycle engine?

on June 23, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
We set out to answer a question that’s messed with the heads of many a philosopher over the centuries.

Independence Day Celebrations at Maine Historical Society

By Elizabeth Nash on June 23, 2016, at 2:21 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-774-1822 x212 ; mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_581 PORTLAND — Maine Historical Society will offer these Fourth of July activities: * A public reading of the Declaration of Independence by former State Rep. …

Junior Docent Camp: Session 2 (grades 6-8 and Session 1 grads)

By Elizabeth Nash on June 23, 2016, at 2:18 p.m.
Monday, July 18, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Thursday, July 21, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday, July 22, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Maine …

Junior Docent Camp: Session 1 (grades 3-5)

By Elizabeth Nash on June 23, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
Monday, July 11, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Thursday, July 14, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Friday, July 15, 2016 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, Portland, …
The report stated that the snake is as long as a truck and has a head the size of a small ball. The snake shown here is not the one reported in Westbrook.

Westbrook police investigate report of snake ‘as long as a truck’

By Jake Bleiberg and Samuel Shepherd on June 23, 2016, at 2:10 p.m.
Westbrook police issued warnings and began a search Thursday afternoon after receiving a “credible” report that a snake “as long as a truck and [with] a head the size of a small ball” was slithering along the riverbank near the playground of a local park.

Bowdoin International Music Festival opens June 25 through Aug. 6

on June 23, 2016, at 1:11 p.m.
BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin International Music Festival will welcome more than 300 renowned artists and aspiring young musicians from around the world to Brunswick to open the festival’s 52nd season, the second under the artistic direction of David Ying and Phillip Ying. The festival theme is “Re-Invention.” The idea of …

Fire damages Portland business

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 23, 2016, at 12:08 p.m.
Cumberland County Scooters and Cycles on Warren Avenue was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday night.

Freeport Chamber announces winners of scholarship and photo contest

on June 23, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce recently selected the second annual winner of a $500 scholarship awarded to a graduating senior of Freeport High School with an interest in pursuing business in college or in opening a business. The winner is Chase Coleman of Freeport who will attend Colby College in Waterville …
"Garden of Delights," a photograph by David Wade will be among those in the exhibit "Branching Out" which runs through Aug. 27 at UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., in Portland.

‘Branching Out’ photo show at gallery in Portland

on June 23, 2016, at 10:59 a.m.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: UMVA Gallery at CTN5, 516 Congress St., Portland, Maine PORTLAND — Thirty-nine Maine photographers from Kittery to Sorrento and from Bangor to Blanchard are exhibiting images of trees in “Branching Out,” a show curated by Center for Maine Contemporary Art curator …

Maine Coast Waldorf School named Best Private School (Elementary) by Down East Readers

By Deeda Burgess on June 23, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
FREEPORT, Maine – Maine Coast Waldorf School was named Best Private School (Elementary) in Down East magazine’s annual Best of Maine issue. From shopping to eating to playing outdoors, Down East readers and editors selected their statewide favorites this year and Maine Coast Waldorf School made the list. Winners of …
CHRIS BUSBY

A nonpartisan way to make America great again

on June 23, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
Buying locally means more jobs and lower taxes, regardless of which politician is in office.
Maine Focus
Even as the economy has begun to recover, statewide poverty rates haven’t improved.

How Maine redirected millions meant to help poor families with kids

By Matthew Stone on June 23, 2016, at 6:16 a.m.
Documents obtained by the BDN show the state has spent at least $7.8 million in federal welfare funds in ways that run afoul of the law.
Alexander Porter

Verrill Dana Welcomes Three New Summer Associates

By Verrill Dana on June 22, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
Verrill Dana welcomes Malina Dumas, Hale Melnick and Alexander Porter as summer associates in its Portland, Maine office. Malina Dumas, currently a student at the University of Washington School of Law, was most recently an international development program manager at the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, working to ensure compliance …

Beginner Belly Dance Class with Rosa Noreen – 6-wk summer class!

By Rosa Noreen on June 22, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Bright Star World Dance, 108 High Street, Floor 3, Portland, ME For more information: 207-409-9540; rosanoreen.com/classes/bellydance/ July 13-August 24, 2016. Early bird rates available till June 30! Try out belly dance this season and discover a wonderfully joyful dance style. …

Maine’s Roots and Americana Music Fest July 28-31

By Ossipee Valley on June 22, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.Friday, July 29, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Saturday, July 30, 2016 12 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.Sunday, July 31, 2016 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Ossipee Valley Music Festival, 291 S. Hiram Road, Hiram, Maine For more information: 207-625-8656; ossipeevalley.com The …
Advent by Alison Rector

Shared Quiet; In Celebration of Libraries, exhibition by Alison Rector

By Peggy Golden on June 22, 2016, at 12:13 p.m.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Saturday, July 30, 2016 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com Alison Rector will have a side gallery exhibition of oil paintings from her Maine libraries series. On display from July …
Tom Paiement
Mixed media

Tom Paiement’s “Dance of the Tribes”, Opening reception at Greenhut Galleries July 7

By Peggy Golden on June 22, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-772-2693; greenhutgalleries.com Opening reception for Tom Paiement’s Dance of the Tribes, Thursday, July 7th from 5-7pm. Dance of the Tribes is an exhibition of mixed media pieces inspired by his …
THE BOLLARD

Highlights

on June 22, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
Rodrigo y Gabriela