Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yara Shahidi Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Seventeen year old actress Yara Shahidi looking beautiful wearing a floral top, white, red stripped pants attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Kat Graham Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Twenty seven year old actress Kat Graham looking lovely wearing a light color dress attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Holland Roden Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Thirty year old actress Holland Roden looking fantastic wearing a blue dress and heels attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Jade Marie Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Musician Jade Marie looking fabulous wearing a black dress and beige heels attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Liza Lash Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Markup artist Liza Lash looking pretty wearing a black outfit attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Ariel Winter Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Nineteen year old actress Ariel Winter looking wonderful wearing a black dress and heels attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Jessi Malay Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Thirty year old singer Jessi Malay looking fabulous wearing a white dress and chrome heels attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

Ally Brooke Attends Vanity Fair And L'Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood

West Hollywood, California - Twenty three year old singer Ally Brooke of Fifth Harmony looking fantastic wearing a yellow dress, black jacket and heels attends Vanity Fair and L'Oreal Paris Toast to Young Hollywood hosted by Dakota Johnson and Krista Smith at Delilah on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.

"At Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project

"At Rockland" by Doug Mills
Tall ships gather at Rockland, Maine for Maine Windjammer Association's annual Schooner Parade.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

OHTM Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Owls Head, Maine - The Owls Head Transportation Museum is pleased to announce the launch of a campaign on February 20, 2017, to overhaul and restore their full-scale, flying 1917 Fokker Dr.I reproduction, the aircraft made famous by flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron. It is the centennial of World War I, and to commemorate this somber occasion, the Museum is embarking on a mission to return the Red Baron to the skies through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

“This tri-plane is an integral part of our World War I collection, and we hate to see it grounded for the 100-year anniversary of the Great War,” said Kevin Bedford, acting director at the Museum. “With no original examples of this aircraft in existence, it is especially important that we get the Dr.1 back into the air so that we can use it as a teaching tool to provide a living history experience for our visitors.”

In 2014, it was discovered that the Dr.I was in need of considerable repair and maintenance. From new fabric to cover the wooden wings and body to repairs to the intricate and delicate wooden structures and a complete engine overhaul, this airplane requires total restoration. Through Kickstarter, the Museum will attempt to raise the $50,000 needed to purchase a new engine, replace or repair the plane’s instruments, and repair and recover the wooden frame.

In telling the story of the infamous flying ace, the Owls Head Transportation Museum brings visitors face-to-face with the technologies that fueled the early 20th Century and teaches younger generations about why those technologies are still significant today. Once completed, the Dr.I will enlighten, entertain, and educate our visitors through first-hand interaction with the plane and will join the rest of the Museum’s WWI aircraft in the skies at their summer events.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum has a long history of restoring, repairing and even constructing aircraft in its collection. 2016 saw the reemergence of their 1917 Curtiss JN-4D, better known as the Jenny, after being grounded for several years. Now, the staff and volunteers of the Museum want the Fokker Dr.1 to be next.

Visit the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s restoration of the Fokker Dr.I on Kickstarter to learn more about the project and pledge your support today!

Kathryn Pardo, Development Associate
Owls Head Transportation Museum

The Middle "Dental Hijinks" Airs TONIGHT, Feb. 21st

Jack McBrayer Guest Stars as Dr. Goodwin
After Frankie tries to get a stubborn Mike to go see Dr. Goodwin to take care of his toothache, Mike convinces the good doctor to leave his tooth alone and tell Frankie that everything was ok. But the two find themselves fabricating a story that’s so ludicrous that they fear Frankie will figure out the truth. Meanwhile, since they are nearing the end of their senior year at college, Axl, Hutch and Kenny decide it’s time to sell the fabled Winnebago; Sue tries her best to let college golf cart driver Tyler know that she likes him; and Brick attempts to write a historic Scottish rap musical – a la “Hamilton” – focusing on the life of Sergeant Charles Stuart MacKenzie, on “The Middle,” tonight, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST/PST), on the ABC Television Network.

“The Middle” stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.

Guest starring are Jack McBrayer as Dr. Goodwin, Alphonso McAuley as Hutch, Daniela Bobadilla as Lexie, Keaton Savage as Tyler, Will Green as Jeremy, Tommy Bechtold as Kenny, Jessie Sherman as Julia, Galen Howard as man, Austin Levenson as freshman 1, Nathaniel Stroud as freshman 2, Jamaal Hepburn as guy 1 and Kai Schultz as guy 2.

”Dental Hijinks” was written by Jana Hunter & Mitch Hunter and directed by Lee Shallat Chemel.

“The Middle” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

Photos credit: ABC

Info Session for No-Cost CNA Training Program February 28 in Waterville

*People interested in attending must register by February 24.*

Waterville, Maine - Maine citizens who are unemployed or under-employed may qualify for Ready2Work, a no-cost training program through Maine CareerCenters that could lead to employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). An information session is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, at Lakewood Continuing Care Center, 220 Kennedy Memorial Drive, in Waterville. People interested in attending must register by February 24 by calling Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education at 207-873-5754, or going online to and searching "Lakewood CNA" in the "Search Courses" field. Late arrivals to the February 28 orientation will not be able to participate.

"I encourage people who have been out of work to explore these training opportunities," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "You may qualify for a program that can train you for a new career at little or no cost to you. Some of our training programs are more hands-on, while others incorporate classes with on-site training, so it is worth a conversation to find out what programs fit your skills, interests and learning styles. We want all of Maine's citizens to have a good-paying career with a future."

Ready2Work facilitates customized, paid, on-the-job training for eligible participants that, upon successful completion, could lead to employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. This training is offered through the Augusta and Skowhegan CareerCenters in partnership with Lakewood Continuing Care Center, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education, and Western Maine Community Action.

Ready2Work is one of many available no-cost training programs offered through Maine CareerCenters to help eligible Maine citizens find employment or upgrade skills. The program is delivered in collaboration between employers and the Maine Departments of Labor and Education. Under Ready2Work, training must lead to an Industry Recognized Credential and may include an on-the-job training component.

Each Maine CareerCenter provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O'Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge. Call 474-4950 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711). More information is available on the CareerCenter website,

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Rockland Public Library: Why Meditate?

Rockland, Maine — On Thursday, March 2 from 6:30-8 p.m., the Rockland Public Library and the Rockland Shambhala Meditation Center will present an evening talk “Why Meditate?” with Shastri Christopher St. John. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Library at 80 Union Street in Rockland.

Shastri St. John will open with a discussion about the benefits of meditation and a synopsis of the most common reasons people have undertaken meditation throughout history. He will introduce the Shambhala Buddhist teachings on basic goodness and mindfulness-awareness, as well as share a brief history of the Shambhala lineage. After a discussion of these topics, Christopher will provide instruction on shamatha meditation; there will be time to practice and reflect on the experience together.

St. John has been meditating in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1982, and he has been Resident Director of Shambhala Training at the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center since 1995. He was named Shastri, or senior teacher, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in 2016.

The Rockland Shambhala Meditation Center is affiliated with the Brunswick-Portland Shambhala Center, as well as Shambhala International, a nonprofit organization with more than 200 Shambhala Meditation Centers worldwide. Chogyam Trunga Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist master, founded Shambhala in the United States in 1970.

For more information, visit or contact Rachel Nixon at or 594-1694.

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Shastri Christopher St. John

Auburn, Proposed Upgrade to Overhead Flashing Beacon at Intersection of Hotel and Stevens Mills Roads

Auburn, Maine - The Maine Department of Transportation is seeking public input on an upgrade to the existing overhead flashing beacon at the intersection of Hotel and Steven Mill Road, in Auburn. Please join us at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 9, 2017, held at the Auburn, City Hall at 60 Court Street, Room 206 in the Community Room, at which time representatives from the MaineDOT and the design firm will discuss the proposed improvements, listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions from persons interested in the project to ensure transportation needs are being addressed. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids will be provided upon advance request. Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the attention of John Rodrigue, Project Manager, Maine Department of Transportation, Multimodal Program, 24 Child Street, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016. Telephone: (207) 592-0428. Email:

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Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis

Doug Mills RCN America NETWORK
Camden, Maine - More than 65 million people are now on the move, seeking food, safety, and better lives for themselves and their families. They are fleeing for a variety of reasons: wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, corruption and crime, and the devastating consequences of climate change.

These volatile issues dominate the media today, and they will undoubtedly be unresolved in 2017.

The 30 Camden Conference held this past weekend in Camden brought some of the worlds foremost authorities on this subject to Maine to shed some light on this massive crisis.  This years conference held in Camden and also broadcast to satellite locations in in Rockland. Belfast and Portland was sold out.  More than 1100 attended the conference and of that number 200 were high school and college students.

The Camden Conference is committed to its mission to help prepare Maine students to be future citizens and leaders in the global community  With programs in 5 Maine colleges and universities and 13 High schools the Camden Conference is living up to that commitment.  Twenty percent of this years attendees of this years conference were students.

We also heard from two very special guests:

Layla Mohamed lived in the village of Jerinka in Ogaden, the Somali region of eastern Ethiopia until 2003, when she and her husband left to escape civil war.   After a journey through many countries, Ms. Mohamed has now settled in Portland, where she works for Catholic Charities.  The mother of two children – Mohamed, who is 13 and Manal who is 12 – she is studying to earn a high school diploma and wants to go on to university.  She hopes to become a midwife or to pursue another specialty in health care.

Ali Al-Mshakheel worked in media relations and outreach for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq before he and his family left Baghdad, Iraq in 2014.  He had previously been a producer for ABC News reporting on events throughout Iraq; editor of news and feature stories for Aswat Al-Iraq News; and reporter and interpreter for The Times of London and Asahi Shimbun.  Mr. Al-Mshakheel  is now  Parent Community Specialist (Arabic-Iraqi families) for the Portland Public Schools and a freelance journalist writing on political, economic, social and cultural topics.  He and his wife and three children live in Portland.

Over the course of the three days we looked at the worldwide crisis from those who work daily to help solve this global situation.  By the end of the three day event we all had a much clearer vision of the worldwide scope of this situation as well as some idea of what each of us can do to help.

In part 2 of this story we will take a closer look at this global situation.

Merryspring and Riley School Team Up For New Moon Owl Prowl, Feb 26

Rockport, Maine - Families are invited to explore the Riley School woods on a midwinter’s night to search for everyone’s favorite avian predators on Sunday, February 26 from 6 to 8 pm. After a short introduction and presentation, raptor enthusiast Shelley Spanswick, Riley School’s Todd Martin, and Merryspring’s Brett Willard will guide the group through the woods of the Riley School, looking and listening for owls. Upon returning to campus, hot drinks and light refreshment will welcome and warm guests.

This is an outdoor program for all ages. Guests are advised to bring flashlights, wear warm clothing, waterproof boots, and be prepared to walk in rugged, snowy terrain for over one hour. Shortcuts back to the Riley Campus will be available for those who wish to leave early.

This program is an ongoing  co-operation between Merryspring Nature Center and Riley School. A second owl program will take place at Merryspring later this year. Riley School is an independent, ungraded elementary school educating the whole child in an active, engaging learning environment on 20 acres in Glen Cove. Merryspring is your community nature center, offering year-round nature and horticulture education opportunities on 66 acres of woodland and gardens located just off Route 1 at the end of Conway Road on the Camden/Rockport border.

New Moon Owl Prowl on Sunday, February 26 is at the Riley School

Admission to this program is a suggested donation of $5.

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 25 people. Guests should meet in the Art Room on the Riley School campus. To sign up, please contact the Riley School

Start Seeds at Merryspring Saturday March 4

Camden, Rockport, Maine - Gardener Rose Swan will lead a seed starting and garden design workshop at Merryspring Nature Center on Saturday, March 4 from 10 am – 12 pm.

For new gardeners, knowing where to start can be the most daunting task. Swan leads this hands-on workshop designed for beginning gardeners. Participants will learn about designing mixed flower and vegetable gardens, as well as propagating various garden plants from seed, indoors at home.  Focus will be on perennial and annual plants to use in mixed flower and vegetable gardens. Each guest will be able to start seeds and bring them home. A selection of flower and vegetable seeds will be provided, but those interested may bring special varieties from home if they choose.

Swan has gardened for over 13 years in many different growing zones and specializes in mixed flower and vegetable gardens.  She has worked at a number of Midcoast area non-profit organizations and currently lives in Union.

This program is part of the Weekend Workshop series at Merryspring. The cost is $20, with a discounted rate of $15 for members of Merryspring.

Limited space and materials are available. Please pre-register by contacting Merryspring at 236-2239 or

Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program or any others, please contact or call 207-236-2239.

Trekkers Launches New Outing Club Program

Thomaston, Maine - Twelve junior and senior Trekkers are participating in a new program called the Trekkers Outing Club. The Outing Club is an opportunity for all Trekkers who are interested in challenging themselves in the outdoors, being involved with a tight-knit group of adventurers and developing technical outdoor skills at a higher level. This Club offers different tracks of outdoor adventure that involve a series of outings designed to develop a progression of skills and lead to a culminating experience.

Currently, the Trekkers Outing Club is in the middle of their rock-climbing track. The group has been participating in indoor climbing at the YMCA in Rockport and are continuing to build skills in the sport to prepare for an outdoor climbing experience in Camden Hills State Park. One student said, “I’m hooked. I hadn’t rock climbed since the 7th grade trip to Acadia but since (Trekkers Outing Club) started, I’ve been coming to the YMCA every other day to climb.”

The rock-climbing track will culminate with a half-day climb in Camden Hills State Park in late May. The Trekkers Outing Club plans to initiate its next track this summer with a focus on paddling or backpacking.

Trekkers is a non-profit, outdoor-based, six-year mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. Trekkers brings students and adult mentors together to build meaningful relationships over a period of six years.  This year, Trekkers will serve more than 200 7th - 12th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.  For more information about the Trekkers program, please call 207-594-5095.


Courtesy photo Truffle
Band makes annual return to The Dance Hall.

Kittery, Maine - Local band Truffle returns to The Dance Hall on Saturday, March 4 at 8:00p.m. for their annual “Island Dance Party.” Truffle is David Bailey (bass, vocals), Ned Chase (mandolin, guitar, lap steel & vocals), Mike Gendron (drums), Pete Kowalski (percussion) and Dave Gerard (vocals, electric & resonator guitars.) Both Daves and Ned have been creating music together since 1986. They have performed in all but ten states across the U.S., playing as many as 275 shows in one year. Mike (still the rookie) joined the band with years of experience in 1996, the only lineup change in the bands history.

Truffle has achieved widespread popularity by headlining many respected venues as well as sharing the stage with international acts as Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Dave Matthews Band, David Lindley, The Radiators, and Blues Traveler to name only a few.

They have released five albums and assorted compilations, including Nervous Laughter on the November/Sony label, as well as contributing to Gerard’s five solo records, “The Zoomy Trail,” WSCA’s best local/regional CD of 2009, and the 2015 Gerard release “FIVE." Their music has also appeared on multiple major motion picture soundtracks. Their latest, “That’s Right” is a collection of songs penned and arranged by all the members with quality song writing, memorable melodies and tasty production. It is by far Truffle’s most mature record to date.

Truffle’s sound, a mix of swampy soul, R&B, Bluegrass, New Orleans grooves, and World music, has been stewing in a pot for years, and is ever changing. Their live show, never dictated by a set list, is eclectic and different every night.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased at and

Canaan, Replacement of Canaan Bridge

Please join the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) at a preliminary public meeting to discuss the future replacement of Canaan Bridge (#2120) which carries Routes US2 & 23 over Carrabassett Stream in Canaan. Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) will be present on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to present information about the existing bridge, listen to concerns, receive comments, and answer questions about the project. MaineDOT is particularly interested in learning local views relative to project consistency with local comprehensive plans, discovering local resources, and identifying local concerns and issues. This project is in the early stages of development and no plans have yet been developed. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend and participate in the meeting. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Auxiliary aids will be provided upon advanced request. Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to the attention of Leanne Timberlake, Senior Project Manager, Maine Department of Transportation, Bridge Program, 16 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0016. Telephone: (207) 624-3422. Email:

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MARCH 2 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Camden residents, siblings David Dodson and Anne Dodson will create a combination of events during March at the Camden Public Library. The “Dodson Fest” will include a concert, an art exhibit, and a book “re-release party.” The concert will be a combined performance of David Dodson and his band The Lowdown, with sister Anne Dodson and her “band,” Matt Szostak. Both groups have performed at the Camden Library Coffeehouse to the great enjoyment of the Coffeehouse audience. The Coffeehouse performance will be on Thursday evening, March 2, at 7:00 pm; admission is only $10.

The art exhibit in the Picker Room will perfectly complement the music at the Coffeehouse. During March, the Picker Room will feature a display of art work by the late Fred Dodson (David and Anne’s father). In addition to the Coffeehouse on March 2, there will be a gallery reception for the Dodsons on Saturday afternoon, March 4, at 2:00 pm. The event will also mark the re-release of Stony Brook RFD, a book about life in rural Vermont in the 1940s and 50s, written by the late Phyllis Dodson (Anne and David’s mother).

Art Exhibit

The official opening of the exhibit of Fred Dodson’s artwork will be on Saturday, March 4, at 2:00 pm, but the paintings will be on display in time for the March 2 concert. Although he died in 1988, Fred Dodson left a wealth of work behind, some of which is still in family collections. Several watercolors will be part of the gallery show in the Picker Room.

Fred Dodson’s watercolors and prints are the culmination and reflection of his life as a farmsteader in Vermont, a soldier, a teacher in a one-room school, a designer of jewelry and pewterware, an instructor in art metalwork at Dartmouth, and a teacher of watercolors in Maine and Florida. By foot and canoe, his continuing observations of nature have found expression in paintings, seen in seven one-man shows and many group shows. His work is in private and corporate collections in this country and abroad.

Fred Dodson

Fred Dodson was born in Washington, DC, in 1921 and grew up in Madison, NJ. An early love for the arts led to The Grand Central School of Art and Columbia University in NYC. He married Phyllis Lake (Dodson) in 1942 and together they bought a small farm in Stockbridge, Vermont, where they lived until 1954, with a two-year break during which Fred served in World War II, fighting the war and during occupation in Europe.

Fred and Phyllis moved to a small town in southwestern New Hampshire where they raised two children, Anne and David, who, as adults, have chosen Camden to live. With a young family to support, Ted made his living as a craftsman, creating pewter hollowware (tea/coffee sets, etc.), gold and silver jewelry, candlesticks and sculpture, all the while maintaining his love of painting. Ted, Phyl, David and Anne spent summers in Deer Isle, Maine operating a store that contained Ted’s work and Phyl’s weaving.

In 1968 Fred and Phyl moved to Naples, FL (with Anne still in high school, but David at college) where painting became his full time work. He specialized in watercolors, teaching classes, and showing his work in galleries in Florida and other parts of the US. They continued to come to Deer Isle in the summer months into the early 1970s. While in Florida, Phyllis pursued her interest in writing, contributing regular nature articles to the Naples Daily News as she also worked on an account of the years spent living off the grid in Vermont. That work became a book entitled “Stony Brook, RFD,” which was published in 2006, a year before she died.

Phyllis Dodson

Phyl was born in 1920 on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. Her family had relocated from her father’s native Vermont to Hawaii after losing an acre of beans planted during a year that included a killing frost in July.

Phyl was the oldest of three daughters who spent their youth in and around Honolulu at a time when there was only one hotel on Waikiki Beach and water buffalo grazed in the nearby rice patties. The family returned to the mainland in 1934, eventually settling in Saxtons River, Vermont. Phyl graduated from Bellows Falls High School and continued on to the University of Vermont in Burlington where a classmate decided she should meet Frederick “Ted” Dodson of Madison, NJ. They were married in 1941.

Ted and Phyl bought a small farm in Stony Brook, Vt., where they raised small livestock and vegetables. They began a family – David in 1948 and Anne in 1952. Phyl’s lifelong struggle with a congenital heart defect forced them to give up their rustic life, and they moved to the slightly more urban Acworth, NH, in 1954, but the Stony Brook years became well documented in her first published book, Stony Brook RFD (2006; The Illuminated Sea Press).

When the cold winters became too much for Phyl, the family (minus David who was by then in college) moved to Naples, FlaDavid Dodson.3. Phyl survived two major heart surgeries, far outlasting her predicted life expectancy of 30 years.

For many years Phyl wrote a biweekly nature article for the Naples Daily News. She took writing classes and began early work for “Stony Brook RFD.” Between writing, painting, birding, and canoeing, Ted and Phyl lived a remarkable life together until his sudden death
in 1988. Phyl commuted seasonally between Naples and Camden, her children’s hometown. In her early 80s, she moved to Camden, much to the delight of her children.

David Dodson

David Dodson’s songs are thoughtful and truly original and range from heartrending to hilarious, from a Dylanesque story of lovers on the run to songs about seeing the world through others’ eyes and experiencing fame in Fitchburg, life on the straight and narrow, loss, grief, and surfing. Musical guests include the Lowdown Band with David, singer-songwriters John and Rachel Nicholas and bass player Michael Nickerson.

Anne Dodson

Anne Dodson has brought her own special blend of traditional, contemporary, and original folk music to audiences throughout the US, Canada, Russia, and Great Britain for many years. Accompanying herself on guitar and mountain dulcimer, singing a cappella, and playing penny whistle, she creates an atmosphere of living-room ease, whether she’s playing for four or 4,000!

Originally from New Hampshire, Anne started playing folk music at an early age, along with her brother, David Dodson. For 5 years she worked with the highly acclaimed trio “County Down”, until 1982, and then moved on to the 5-member band “Different Shoes” which performed together for 10 years. Since 1990 she has performed solo or in a duo with Matt Szostak, who adds a second voice, some additional fancy cittern and guitar work, and even the occasional hurdy-gurdy!

Her first 2 solo albums, “Tranquility Grange” and “In Its Own Sweet Time” were followed by “From Where I Sit” in 1994 and “Almost Grown”, her first recording for kids and their families, in 1995. Her fifth solo album, “Against the Moon” was released in 2000. For eight years, from the late 1980’s into the 1990’s Anne hosted “Folk Tracks,” an hour-long weekly folk music program for Maine Public Radio. In 1989 Anne was invited to accompany the first Sister City exchange between Portland, Maine and Archangel, in what was then still the Soviet Union, as one of two artists representing Maine. (Photo: Matt, Will Brown, and Anne)

"Schooner Virginia" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Schooner Virginia" by Doug Mills
Tall ship schooner Virginia prepares to sail from Rockland, Maine.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Beyond "Out of Darkness" Airs TONIGHT, Feb. 20th

Holden meets with the mysterious Frost, on a new episode of “Beyond,” tonight, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (9:01-10:02 p.m. EST/PST). The entire first season of “Beyond” is available on multiple digital platforms, including the Freeform app,, On Demand and Hulu.

In the episode, “Out of Darkness,” Holden finally comes face-to-face with the mysterious Frost and is cornered into helping him achieve his dreams. Frost introduces Holden to the aims of Hollow Sky and Holden’s role in their plans. Willa turns to Luke and Jeff for help in rescuing Holden from Hollow Sky’s clutches and has a long awaited reunion with her duplicitous father. Diane confronts Ian with her concerns about his connection to Hollow Sky. Shoemacher sets Yellow Jacket on a new path – toward Charlie.

“Beyond” is a one-hour drama about Holden, a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Now Holden must try and figure out what happened to him during those 12 years; how to survive a world that changed while he was gone; and answer the question, why did this happen to him?

“Beyond” stars Burkely Duffield (“House of Anubis”) as Holden Matthews, Romy Rosemont (“Glee”) as Diane Matthews, Michael McGrady (“Ray Donovan”) as Tom Matthews, Jonathan Whitesell (“Once Upon a Time”) as Luke Matthews, Dilan Gwyn (“Da Vinci’s Demons”) as Willa and Jeff Pierre (“Shameless”) as Jeff McArdle.

From Imperative Entertainment and Automatik, “Beyond” is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”). Tim Kring (“Heroes”), David Eick (“Battlestar Galactica”), Steven Adelson, Dan Friedkin, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones serve as executive producers.

Photos credit: Freeform

Shadowhunters "Love Is a Devil" Airs TONIGHT, Feb. 20th

Max’s Rune Ceremony brings everyone’s fears to the forefront in “Love Is a Devil,” an all-new episode of “Shadowhunters,” airing tonight, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (8:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST/PST), on Freeform.

Tasked with arranging his brother Max’s Rune Ceremony, Alec decides this would be the perfect opportunity for his family to get to know Magnus. But with tensions flying among the different Shadowhunters, Max’s big event quickly becomes an evening where they all must face their biggest fears.

Meanwhile, Simon makes a bold move as Isabelle finds an unlikely new ally.

“Shadowhunters” is produced by Constantin Film and executive produced by Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, McG, Michael Reisz, Matt Hastings, Mary Viola, Martin Moszkowicz and Robert Kulzer.

The series stars Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway and Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane.
Photos credit: Freeform