Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Alyson Stoner Steps Out For 6th Annual Thirst Gala

Beverly Hills, California - Actress/Singer Alyson Stoner, 21, looked simply gorgeous in a white dress with heels as she steps out for the 6th annual Thirst Gala held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

The Thirst Gala educates and engages guests, by connecting them first hand to the people and communities we are helping.

Alyson Rae Stoner is an American actress, dancer, choreographer and singer.

Bella Thorne w/ Boyfriend Gregg Sulkin Steps Out For 6th Annual Thirst Gala

Beverly Hills, California - Actress Bella Thorne, 17, looked simply wonderful in a white outfit as she and actor Gregg Sulkin steps out for the 6th annual Thirst Gala held at Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

The Thirst Gala educates and engages guests, by connecting them first hand to the people and communities we are helping.

 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 Sulkin is an English actor. At age ten he made his film debut in the 2002 Doctor Zhivago mini-series.

Elle Winter Releases "No Words" Music Video

Seventeen year old singer Elle Winter has released her newest music video for "No Words" on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 which stars Quincy‘s brother Christian Combs, and features a cameo by Stevie Wonder‘s son Kwame Morris. Elle sounds amazing in this video that was directed by Quincy, produced by Mike Navi & Roslyn, executive produced by Matt Mrok and edited by: Matt Maloni.

Elle tells the story of young innocent love so powerful that “No Words” are needed to describe its intensity.

Elle Winter is a pop singer, songwriter and actress from New York City. She competed in Radio Disney's Next Big Thing: Season 5 for a chance to record her on single and a guest starring role on Austin & Ally to perform. Elle's single 'Day Away' was released to iTunes on September 25th 2012. She was runner up on season five of Radio Disney's N.B.T.

Watch "No Words" music video below:

Stitchers "The Stitcher in the Rye" Airs Tonight, June 30th

KIRSTEN TRIES TO DECIPHER MUDDLED MESSAGES
IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “STITCHERS,”
AIRING TUESDAY, JUNE 30 AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Oded Fehr (“Covert Affairs”) Guest Stars
Kirsten stitches into the chaotic memories of a conspiracy theorist in an all-new episode of “Stitchers,” airing Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

When the algorithm for the Stitchers program turns up among thousands of classified documents hidden by a conspiracy theorist, Kirsten starts to suspect her colleagues. Meanwhile, Kirsten starts getting cryptic messages from an unexpected source.

“The Stitcher in the Rye” was written by Lynne E. Litt and directed by Janice Cooke.

“Stitchers” is executive-produced by Jeffrey Alan Schechter (“Overruled!”), Jonathan Baruch and Rob Wolken. The series stars Emma Ishta as Kirsten Clark, Kyle Harris (“Carrie Diaries”) as Cameron Goodkin, Ritesh Rajan (upcoming “Jungle Book” feature) as Linus Ahluwalia, Salli Richardson-Whitfield (“Eureka,” “I Am Legend”) as Maggie Baptiste, and Allison Scagliotti (“Warehouse 13”) as Camille Engelson.
Photos are credited to ABC Family.

The Monopoly Second Chance Drawing Winner's Announced!

The Maine Lottery announced today the winners of the June 30, 2015 second chance drawing for the Monopoly Millionaires' Club instant game. The lucky winners receive a five day four night trip for two to Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas the winners will have a chance to win up to a $1,000,000 on the Monopoly Millionaires' Club TV Game Show. The next second chance drawing will take place on August 18th where more lucky winners will be selected.

The Winners are: William Fournier - Lebanon, ME Daniel Warren - Gorham, ME Richard Aube - Auburn, ME Mark Mccallum - Saco, ME

For more information please visit https://www.playmmc.com/

The Grand Announces Free Summer Concerts At the Ellsworth Harbor Park!

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand is excited to announce the lineup for the annual Free Summer Waterfront Concerts at the Ellsworth Harbor Park and Marina on Fridays at 6 pm (rain or shine!) beginning Friday, July 3rd and continuing through Friday, August 28th. The Waterfront Concerts are sponsored by the City of Ellsworth. Admission is free to all concerts.

Running the gamut from Country to Jazz to an all- steel pan group, this year’s series of free summer Waterfront Concerts has something for everybody. The full schedule is as follows:

July 3rd    The country sounds of “Danny Harper” brings the local legend's show to the Waterfront!
July 10th  “The Eclectones” (Will St. Peter, guitar; Connor Oyster, upright bass, and Scott Cleveland, piano) perform original cross genre music as well as original and reinterpreted jazz, blues and R&B!
July 17th  “Destroy Them My Robots!” playing 80s music six million times better than it was before.............better.............STROnger............FASTER.
July 24th Featuring one of the most popular female vocalists in the state of Maine, “The Allison Ames Band” is capable of doing practically any type of music, from Elvis to Sugarland or from Creedence to K.C and the Sunshine Band!
July  31st  “Flash in the Pan Steel Band” Based in Blue Hill, Maine, the group is one of the largest community steelbands in the United States, sharing their music with enthusiastic audiences of all ages!
August 7th The Maine-based bagpipe-tastic sounds of “Maine St. Andrews Pipe and Drum Band”
August 14th The high-energy blues of “The Juke Rockets!”
August 21st “The Galley Rats” are dedicated to the sound of the traditional folk music of New England and Maritime Canada performed with high energy and a good deal of humor!
August 28th “The Trisha Mason Band” that home grown Ellsworth, Maine ensemble concludes this year's Waterfront series with her signature Indie/Folk/Rock/Americana!

So, bring a friend, a blanket or chair, and some snacks. Share the experience of great entertainment in the open air at the annual free Summer Waterfront Concerts presented by The Grand and sponsored by the City of Ellsworth on Fridays at 6pm (rain or shine!) beginning Friday July 3rd and continuing through Friday August 28th.

A full schedule can be found online at www.grandonline.org. Or find The Grand on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Grand-Auditorium/112755987339.

Travelling Gallery of the South American Intercontinental Biennial of Indigenous Arts visits Portland

Portland Public Library – Lewis Gallery
July 3 through July 31, 2015
Portland, Maine - Portland Public Library will host a traveling exhibition of indigenous art from South America in July.  The exhibit includes artwork from indigenous artists working in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panamá and Peru, showcasing traditional and contemporary art.  Paintings by indigenous artists will be on display as well as sculptures.  Working with indigenous artists from all over South America, The Indigenous School of the Arts Foundation - in Quito, Ecuador - has put together this exhibit to celebrate the vast traditions of these millennial cultures.


The exhibit will be on display in the Portland Public Library’s Lewis gallery from July 3rd through July 31st with an opening reception held during the First Friday Art Walk from 5:00-8:00pm on July 3rd.  Some of the artists have traveled with the exhibit

The Grand Speaks the International Language of Cool Films!

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand announces the line-up for its Summer French Films series for 2015. Ticket prices are for general admission seating for each movie and are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for Grand members.

What else is there for audiences who want movies that don't have lasers, robots or robots with lasers? In 2015, The Grand offers everyone the opportunity to see the latest French films the way they were meant to be seen – projected on a giant screen, larger than life – movies where the explosions come from the storytelling not the special effects. The line-up of titles for Summer French Film Festival 2015 are as follows:

Friday, July 10th at 7 pm and Saturday, July 11th at 4 pm – Gemma Bovery. Director Anne

Trekkers Presents “Living the Art Of Stewardship” With Greg Mort on July 15

Rockland, Maine - Trekkers will be hosting a special presentation, “Living the Art of Stewardship” on Wednesday, July 15 at the Strand Theatre. Featured guest speaker will be Mr. Greg Mort, a well-known contemporary artist and amateur astronomer, whose paintings have been the subject of numerous exhibitions. Mr. Mort will share his reflections on the impact the natural world has had upon him and his artwork, as well as his passion to inspire others to enjoy and preserve the Earth's gifts.

Finding one’s passions and learning to appreciate the environment by using nature as a classroom and the earth as teacher are integral components of the Trekkers’ model. These are themes that are incorporated in Trekkers’ programs and are integrated into the six-year core program to broaden and expand students’ life experience. Trekkers’ six-year program builds mentoring relationships through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. Since 1994, Trekkers has worked with over 650 students, providing unique long-term mentoring services, educational programs and academic support.

The evening of celebration will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a pre-event reception at the Island Institute

The Harlow Aviary - Summer Members’ Show

Hallowell, Maine - Harlow Gallery annual summer members’ show is a themed exhibition this year: The Harlow Aviary, featuring work depicting or inspired by birds, will be on view at the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine from July 3 through 25, 2015, with an opening on Friday, July 3, 5-8pm. The opening of the Sculpture Garden at Vaughan Homestead (Located at 2 Litchfield Road, Hallowell, Maine) will be happening at the same day and times – come enjoy both openings on what promises to be a beautiful summer evening in Hallowell.  The gallery will be closed for the Fourth of July.

Visit the Harlow Gallery in July for a varied selection of work by Maine artists: painting, drawing, printmaking, fiberarts, photography, sculpture, fine craft and more. Exhibitions at the Harlow are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 pm. The Harlow Gallery is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.

The Harlow Aviary is sponsored by McKee Billings Attorneys of Augusta, and by Mike Seitzinger & Maria Cusick of Augusta.

Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery are made possible by our season sponsors: The Bank of Maine, Capitol Dental Care, Current Media,Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell, the Jennings Family of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings Bank, Scrummy Afters Candy Shoppe and the Vallee Brothers, Chris & Ray Vallee.

The Grand's Summer CineGrand Films Are Cool!

Ellsworth, Maine - The Grand announces the line-up for its weekly Summer CineGrand series on Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm, beginning July 7th and running through August 25th. Ticket prices are for general admission seating for each movie and are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for Grand members.

July 7th – Selma. David Oyelowo stars in one of the nominees for this year's Best Picture Oscar™ as the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as the film tells the real story of how he and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history. John Ridley and Common won the Best Original Song Oscar® for their theme "Glory". Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Martin Sheen, and Wendell Pierce co-star.

July 14th –  Into the Woods. From the director of Chicago and Nine and the composer of Sweeney Todd, comes a modern musical twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales adapting the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) and ties them together with an original story involving a baker and his wife's (James Corden and Emily Blunt) wish to begin a family –  a wish with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. With Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Simon Russell Beale, and Johnny Depp as "The Wolf".

The Gothard Sisters bring Folk Roots Music, Fiddle Tunes and Irish Dance to Strand

Rockland, Maine - The Gothard Sisters will bring their dynamic Irish music and dance group to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 pm.


From the Pacific Northwest, the three sisters perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-known traditional tunes and songs, as well as their own original compositions from their 6 recorded studio albums. As champion Irish dancers who have competed overseas multiple times at the World Championships, they include the visual elements and the exciting rhythms of Irish step dancing into their tightly choreographed, high-energy variety shows.


The signature sound of The Gothard Sisters’ recording blends the freedom and lyricism of traditional folk forms with the discipline gained from years of training as classical musicians and the competitive world of Irish dance. Their latest album Story Girl was awarded Album of the Year 2011 by Celtic Radio.


The sisters have taken their joyful, exuberant show around the country to Celtic and folk music festivals, state and county fairs, halftime shows, schools, theaters and concert series of all sizes. The performance is presented in cooperation with New England Celtic Arts.


Tickets: $18/General Admission. The Strand lobby and balcony bars are open for all concerts for 21+. To buy tickets, or for more information about all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts, and events at the Strand, visit www.rocklandstrand.com. Tel: (207) 594-0070 EX 3  Email: info@rocklandstrand.com

Haley Ramm Steps Out For "Ant-Man" Premiere

Hollywood, California - Twenty three year old 'Chasing Life' star Haley Ramm looked simply beautiful wearing a black dress and high heels as she steps out for the premiere of Marvel's "Ant-Man" held at Dolby Theatre on Monday, June 29th, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Haley Ramm is an American actress who currently stars in the ABC Family series 'Chasing Life'.

2015 Maine Sea Goddess Coronation Judges & Crown Bearer Announced

2015 Coronation Judges & Crown Bearer

Sharlene E. Abbott
Sharlene E. Abbott born and raised in Rockland, Sharlene graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. For almost 20 years, Sharlene lived around the country while pursuing her career in hotel management until
she and her family returned to Maine in 1995 where she worked at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sugarloaf/USA. Most recently, Sharlene has been associated with Gorham Savings Bank, a community bank in the greater Portland, Maine area, where she leads the Executive Administration Department and is the Clerk of the Corporation. Never far from her roots of convention services, Sharlene is also in charge of event planning at the Bank.
    Sharlene is married to Dick Schwalbenberg and lives in the Fryeburg, Maine area. Sharlene and Dick have three grown children; Meghan, an hotelier in Chicago; Andrew, an officer in the Coast Guard; and Marc, a financial analyst in Denver. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for the United Way, the American Cancer Society, and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Color Run.

Lisa Burgess
Lisa Burgess is President of Rankin's Incorporated. She is the third of four generations of this family owned and operated retail hardware and buildings supplies store located in Camden and Hope. She is currently serving as secretary of the Retail Lumber Dealers Association of Maine, and has served on the Board of the Mid-Coast Builders Alliance.

Allen Fernald
Allen Fernald is Chairman of Down East Enterprise, Inc, (publisher of DownEast magazine since 1977) Graduate of University of Maine holding BA, MBA, PhD degrees. Former CBS,Inc. Vice President. President Emeritus Farnsworth Museum, University of Maine Board of Visitors and a number of local boards and organizations, most recently became a hospice volunteer at the new Sussman House at PBMC. This is his second time as a Sea Goddess judge, his first roughly fifteen years ago.

Dr. Eric J. Hebert
Dr. Eric J. Hebert is an Optometrist, and has been practicing in Rockland for nearly 27 years. He is a graduate of Rockland District High School, and went on to earn degrees from Bowdoin College and the New England College of Optometry. He has served his profession in several capacities including serving as President of the Maine Optometric Association. He recently returned to their Board, and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer. Dr. Hebert is also very active
in the community having served on several boards and committees including nine years on the Rockland City Council. He is also a Rotarian, and is currently their Sergeant-at-Arms. A long time volunteer of the Lobster Festival, Dr. Hebert has previously Emceed the Coronation, and in 2010 was a Coronation Judge. He lives in Rockland with his wife Donna and son Tristan.

Susan Kelly
Susan Kelly, RN, LA owner & operator of Skin Klinic & Day Spa, Rockland.
Was a valuable member of our Coronation Committee for several years,
and the 1972 Maine Sea Goddess.

2015 Crown Bearer
Abby Kopishke
Abby Kopishke is five years old and will be entering kindergarten at Walker School in Liberty, Maine, in the fall. Abby enjoys singing, drawing, and dancing. She recently performed as a dancing sheep in her FIRST dance recital with the Rockport Dance Conservatory. Abby lives in South Liberty with her father, mother, and twin brother, Tanner. This summer Abigail is excited to swim at her family’s camp on Lake St. George, ride her two wheeled bike, and go to
Storyland with her family.




Skai Jackson Steps Out For "Ant-Man" Premiere

Hollywood, California - Thirteen year old 'Jessie' and 'Bunk'd' star Skai Jackson looked simply beautiful wearing a pink dress with white high heels as she steps out for the premiere of Marvel's "Ant-Man" held at Dolby Theatre on Monday, June 29th, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Skai Jackson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zuri Ross in the Disney Channel sitcom Jessie and coming soon 'Bunk'd.

"In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project

"In The Fog" by Doug Mills
Historic oyster schooner J&E Riggin in the fog of Owls Head Maine.





Paris Berelc Steps Out For "Ant-Man" Premiere

Hollywood, California - Sixteen year old 'Mighty Med' star Paris Berelc looked simply gorgeous wearing a red dress with black high heels as she steps out for the premiere of Marvel's "Ant-Man" held at Dolby Theatre on Monday, June 29th, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Paris Berelc is an American actress and model, best known for her role as Skylar Storm in the Disney XD series Mighty Med.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sea Dogs Split Doubleheader with Reading

Reed Gragnani Delivers Walk-Off Single for Portland in Game One
Portland, Maine - The Sea Dogs (28-49) and Reading Fightin Phils (40-36) wrapped up their three-game series and split a doubleheader at Hadlock Field on Monday evening.  The Sea Dogs took game one 5-4 on a walk-off in nine innings, while Reading won game two 6-1.

Reed Gragnani delivered the game-winning, walk-off single to score Manuel Margot with one out in the bottom of the ninth.  It ended the Sea Dogs' eight-game losing streak at Hadlock Field and marked their third walk-off win of the season.

Manuel Margot posted his first three-hit game in Double-A, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored.  Keury De La Cruz and Reed Gragnani each had two hits, one RBI, and one run apiece.

Madison Younginer picked up the win (3-3) for Portland, throwing three scoreless innings to close out the game.  Zach Eflin started for the Fightins and allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits in six innings.  Joely Rodriguez (1-1) was the losing pitcher for Reading.

Mark Leiter Jr. (W, 1-2) carried the Fightins to a 6-1 win with a complete game in game two.  Leiter

Brandy Norwood Steps Out For BET Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - Thirty six year old singer Brandy Norwood looked simply beautiful wearing a black and gray dress with high heels as she steps out for the 2015 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Brandy Rayana Norwood, better known mononymously as Brandy, is an American recording artist and entertainer.

Michael B. Jordan Steps Out For BET Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - Twenty eight year old actor Michael B. Jordan looked handsome wearing a suit as he steps out for the 2015 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Michael Bakari Jordan is an American actor.

Yara Shahidi Steps Out For BET Awards 2015

Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old actress Yara Shahidi looked simply beautiful wearing a black top, floral skirt and jacket with black high heels as she steps out for the 2015 BET Awards held at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Yara Sayeh Shahidi is an American actress who stars as Zoey Johnson in the ABC series 'Black-ish'. Black-ish airs Wednesday nights at 9:30pm ET/PT.

Pretty Little Liars "She’s No Angel" Airs Tuesday, June 30th

THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT MANY
IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS,”
AIRING TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
The Liars lend a helping hand for those in need in “She’s No Angel,” an all-new episode of ABC Family’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” airing Tuesday, June 30th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).

Mona returns to Rosewood in a very fragile state as she must answer to the police for faking her death. Matters only get worse when she is confronted by Lesli’s sister about Lesli’s inadvertent involvement in Mona’s plot. Hanna is determined to help Mona out, not only to reassure her she is safe from Alison but also to try and repair Mona’s friendship with Lesli. Emily tries to help Sara with her troubled home life by encouraging her to explore the possibility of emancipation. Spencer, on the other hand, finds help from someone from her past.

Meanwhile, Alison grows closer to Lorenzo as she looks for support outside of her family.

The Fosters "More Than Words" Airs Tonight, June 29th

LENA FRETS A VISIT FROM HER ESTRANGED BROTHER
IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF “THE FOSTERS,”
AIRING MONDAY, JUNE 29 AT 8:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Lorraine Toussaint (“Orange is the New Black”), Travis Schuldt (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”)
and Bruce Davison (“X-Men”) Guest Star
After 20 years of estrangement, Lena’s brother Nate comes for a visit in an all-new episode of “The Fosters,” airing Monday, June 29, 2015 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family.

When Lena’s half-brother Nate (guest star Travis Schuldt, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”)

Dylan Riley Snyder Celebrates Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen

Beverly Hills, California - Eighteen year old actor Dylan Riley Snyder looked good as he steps out to celebrate Sweet Suspense member Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen held at Rivera 31 on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Dylan Riley Jacob Snyder is an American film, television and musical theatre performer.

Millie Thrasher Of Sweet Suspense Celebrates Sweet Sixteen With Group Members Summer Reign, Bryana Salaz

Beverly Hills, California - Sixteen year old Millie Thrasher of Sweet Suspense looked simply gorgeous wearing a shiny dress, black heels as she steps out to celebrate her Sweet Sixteen with group members Summer Reign and Bryana Salaz, who looked fantastic, held at Rivera 31 on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Millie Thrasher, Summer Reign and Bryana Salaz are member of the all girl group Sweet Suspense.

Izzy Palmieri Celebrates Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen

Beverly Hills, California  - Seventeen year old actress Izzy Palmieri looked simply beautiful wearing a white tank top, blue skirt with heels as she steps out to celebrate Sweet Suspense member Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen held at Rivera 31 on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Isabella Palmieri is an actress known for her role as Natalie Snyder in As the World Turns. In 2013, she took on the role of Rachel on Jessie.

Diamond White Celebrates Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen

Beverly Hills, California  - Sixteen year old recording artist Diamond White looked simply wonderful wearing a black and white outfit as she steps out to celebrate Sweet Suspense member Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen held at Rivera 31 on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Diamond White is an American singer, actress, and voice actress from Los Angeles, California. At 8, she starred in a Chicago-based production of The Color Purple that also toured nationally.

Karan Brar Celebrates Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen

Beverly Hills, California - 'Jessie' star Karan Brar looked great as he steps out to celebrate Sweet Suspense member Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen held at Rivera 31 on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Karan Brar is an American teen actor, best known for his role as Chirag Gupta in the Wimpy Kid feature film franchise, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, as well as for his co-starring role as Ravi Ross on the Disney Channel comedy series Jessie.

Blake Michael Celebrates Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen

Beverly Hills, California - 'Dog With A Blog' star Blake Michael looked handsome as he steps out to celebrate Sweet Suspense member Millie Thrasher Sweet Sixteen held at Rivera 31 on Sunday, June 28th, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.

Blake Michael is an American actor and musician. He is perhaps best known for his role as Charlie Delgado in the Disney Channel film Lemonade Mouth, as well as for his role as Tyler James in the Disney Channel series Dog with a Blog, which earned him the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Television Series.

The Rockland Report June 26, 2015

OFFICE OF THE CITY ASSESSOR
 Processed Real Estate Transfers, updating parcel cards, sales book, and
property splits.
 Processed Personal Property accounts, updating ownership, owned items,
depreciation, State BETR’S 801 returns, BETE exemptions.
 Processed building permits, reviewing, updating property cards and
assessments.
 Analyzing qualified sales of all properties and neighborhoods for a fair and
equitable assessment.
 Completing State forms and returning for processing.
 Updating GIS with the new splits and merges.
 Listening and reviewing properties at the property owner’s request.
 Updating Tax Maps and posting to the web site.

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL FISH PIER
 One Lobster vessel permit was issued this week.
 The f/v western sea offloaded 350,000 lbs. of herring
 The f/v western wave offloaded 600,000 lbs. of herring.
 Hosted a meeting with Eco Analysts Inc., Prock Marine, Acting Public Services director, and Todd Forrester on where do we proceed on the dumping of the dredged spoils if they fall in the non-contaminated category. Less cost at sea and double the cost for the land fill due to trucking. Next item will be where to
conduct test bore holes for soil testing. Todd Forrester to work with Army Corp on what areas need to be tested. Also, will conduct the application permitting
process for at sea and DEP application for the Solid Waste Facility if needed.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR
 Trash pick-up City-wide.
 Graded gravel roads.
 Mowed roadsides.
 Swept downtown area.
 Cold patching.
 Trimming brush.
 Made and painted barricades (horses).
 Installed posts at treatment plant for fencing.
 Pacific Street basin repair.
 Guard rail repair on Old County Road.
 Repaired water line at library.
 Painting intersections and roadways.
 Watered flowers.
 Repaired basins.
 Solid Waste Facility – pull pump south flush repair and replace.

OFFICE OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
 Catinka Knoth’s Adult Drawing class featured birds, blooms, and berries this week, while Children’s class this week drew summer gardens.
 Dave Larrabee of Public Works had his staff dig an exploratory trench to find the leak in the lines to the AC system chiller. There was a crack in one of the
couplings, and that was repaired, with special pressure clamps supplied by Maine
Water. An additional pinhole leak was found at the chiller, and the component
replaced. The current plan is that we will stop at these repairs for now, and
arrange to replace the entire length of pipes after the cooling season, and prior to
Public Works fall/winter season.
 I am still in conversation with Maine Water to see if we can get a break on the
excess water used as a result of the leak; however, the previous leak was less than three years ago (their time frame for leak adjustments), so this outcome is
unknown at present.
 The Memoir Writing Workshop was held on Tuesday. This group meets weekly, and is open to anyone who wants to write, share, or just listen.
 The first of a six week series began Tuesday--Polliwog Pages Workshop Series for Children with writing educator Yvonne Blake. This is part of The Arts.... series of programs.
 Jean Young worked with some of the High School student volunteers, to pick out titles for Wednesday Storytime, advising them on what makes a book good for reading aloud.
 This Thursday was the first of summer-long Storytime at the Rockland Farmers’ Market. Children’s librarian Jean Young had the honor of the opening event. This will be hosted by staff and volunteers from the Friends (primarily) throughout the season.
 The Thursday Evening Arts and Cultural Event was a film: Juliette of the Herbs, a beautifully filmed lyrical portrait of the life and work of Juliette de Bairacli Levy: world renowned herbalist, author, breeder of Afghan hounds, friend of the Gypsies, traveler in search of herbal wisdom and the pioneer of holistic veterinary medicine.
 On Saturday, we continued the Art Series for Teens & Tweens: Chalk & Charcoal Pt. 2. Local artist Alayna Smith reviewed chalk and charcoal techniques learned at the first class as a refresher and for any new students. Students used their imagination to create their own drawing. Students were required to try to use some of the basic techniques in their drawing, using charcoal, chalk, and paper.
 Sunday was the Friends’ Garden Tour
 Upcoming: The Library is a site for the Summer Lunch (and breakfast, too, for the first time) Nutrition Program. The Library will be closed July 3rd and 4th (legal holiday and actual); July 5th will be the last Sunday open.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
D/C Young –
 Met with representatives from the Farnsworth Museum to discuss the
encumbrance permit for Oak Street. The site plan has been approved by the
Police Department.
 Assisted the Farnsworth Museum concerning temporary closings of Elm Street and Masonic Street in order to move signs. This was completed on 06/25/15.
 Assisted the Lighthouse Museum with Coast Guard appreciation day on 06/25/15.
 Coordinated with the City Attorney concerning a Freedom of Information
Request.
 Oversaw the Summer Solstice Event which took place on 06/20/15 with no
significant issues. Sgt. Camporiale –
 Attended the F.B.I. Law Enforcement Executive Development Command Institute Seminar. This is a week-long training designed to enhance leadership and command skills. Sgt. Finnegan –
 Met with a University of Maine at Rockland student to assist in a project the
student was doing.
 Was requested by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety to travel to Massachusetts and assist them in selecting a command post vehicle for impaired driving enforcement. Sgt. Finnegan was requested to provide input on what features the vehicle would need.
 Consulted with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy regarding curriculum for the drug recognition expert training. Sgt. Smith –
 Was able to deploy the department motorcycle for patrol during the week as
staffing levels allowed.
 Corrected traffic light problems at Home Depot intersection and the school lights on Broadway.
 Assisted Camden PD with returning found property.
Patrol Division –
 Answered 209 complaints.
 Issued nine summonses or arrests.
 Conducted four private details.
 Checked the public restrooms on Tillson Avenue. (nightly)
 Delivered Council Packets.
 Conducted end of year school visits.
 Assisted Thomaston PD with a Trespassing Investigation.
 Conducted 22 vehicle stops.

OFFICE OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY DIRECTOR
Pollution Control Facility
 The treatment plant is running well at this time.
 There were two days of CSO events that caused plant flows to go from a daily
average of 3.5 MGD to a high combined flow of 18.7 MGD.
 Met with Michael Jenkins from the USDA about grants and funding assistance to assist with major projects at the treatment plant and in separation of collection
system as part of the Rural Utility Service Program.
 Department of Labor conducted a full inspection of the treatment plant, pump
stations, and written safety program.
 Worked with Wright-Pierce to provide information on recent upgrades to the
treatment plant that need to be incorporated into the treatment plant operations
manual.
 Worked with Woodard & Curran to re-program and make repairs to C.P.5,
polymer pump #1, and various other control that were affected by a lightning
strike that occurred this week.
 Worked with Sullivan Associates to install a H2S monitor by the belt presses and diagnose a problem with the DO sensor in aeration tank #5.
 Replaced the steps to one of the sample buildings.
 Worked on lawn mowing and landscaping.
 Interstate Septic Service cleaned and pumped the wetwell at Glenwood Avenue pump station.
 Met with Green Mountain Technologies Inc. a composting consulting group who is evaluating the potential growth benefit of the composting operation at the Solid Waste Facility. We provided them the quote from a contractor to saw cut out the dividers in the recycle building area.
 The lab did BOD & TSS testing for Vinalhaven.
 The DMR QA lab work is completed.
Environmental Services
 Worked with employees from Wright-Pierce to inspect and calibrate the flow
monitoring instruments that are being used for the collection system flow
monitoring study.
 Completed CCTV pipeline inspections of the sewer mains on Payson Lane, Carrol Lane, and Lawrence Street.
 Continued work on sewer manhole inspections and surveys to be entered into the G.I.S.
 Shipped the mainline sewer camera to C.U.E.S. Inc. for repairs to the drive
clutches, a loaner camera was provided until the repairs are completed.
 Made some repairs to the electronic rain gauge being used for the flow
monitoring study. Other Projects Thorndike Parking Lot
 The line striping is 90% completed and is scheduled to be completed on Monday the 29th.
 Most of the items on the contractor’s punch-list have been addressed.
Laurel Street
 The new sewer main and manhole have been completed.
 Preparation for paving is beginning.
Rockland Harbor Trail
 The stone dust area of the trail is completed.
 Hydro-seeding has been done.
 Paving patches and repairs are scheduled for next week.
Winter Street
 The water main connection to Main Street is done.
 The storm drain basin at the rear of Atlantic Baking Co. is installed.
 The contractor has encountered ledge and the portion of pipeline running along
the side of the Main Street buildings is moving very slow while they hammer and
excavate the ledge.

OFFICE OF THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
 John met with an attorney regarding any issues with replacement of the fire
damaged structure at 65 Tillson Ave.
 There was an inspection done of a unit within the Rankin Block, 600 Main Street due to a report of hoarding.
 John met with Terry Pinto and a representative of the Lobster Festival to discuss disposal of gray water from festival vendors.
 License inspection was done at the Time Out Pub.
 There were two complaints filed this week.
 The following permits were received by the Code Office this week:
o 7 Building permits
o 4 Electrical permits
o 4 Plumbing permits
o 1 Sidewalk Display permit
o 1 Sign Permit
o 1 Street/Sidewalk Encumbrance permit
o 1 Table & Chairs Permit

OFFICE OF THE HARBORMASTER
 Welcomed a couple of unexpected visits of the ACL's American Glory. Because of bad weather and poor scheduling they needed a dock in Rockland and with some jockeying of boats we were able to help them out.
 Worked a bit on our Homeland Security Plan to incorporate secure areas involving our new gangway.
 Consulted with Terry Pinto and Brian Plourde on a solution to the gray water
disposal problem of the Lobster Festival.
 Inspected five more of our rental moorings and got them ready for the summer.
 Boats at the dock, boats on moorings, lots of boats in the harbor coming and
going.




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