Saturday, April 22, 2017

Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart Stops By H&M Loves Coachella Tent at The Empire Polo Field

Indio, California - Actresses from 'Rivedale' Camila Mendes, Lili Reinhart looking fabulous wearing their tops and shorts stops by H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club back on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Indio, California.


Emily Ratajkowski Stops By H&M Loves Coachella Tent at The Empire Polo Field

Indio, California - Twenty five year old model Emily Ratajkowski looking wonderful wearing a red, white top, black pants and brown boots stops by H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club back on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Indio, California.


Author Event: Poet Kristen Lindquist,

Camden poet Kristen Lindquist will be celebrating the release of her latest poetry collection Tourists in the Known World on Saturday, April 29, 4:00 – 5:30 pm in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library. She will do a short reading from the book, and copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

A graduate of Camden-Rockport High School, Lindquist received her MFA in poetry from the University of Oregon and worked many summers at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in Vermont. Her poetry and other writings have appeared in Down East Magazine, Bangor Metro, and the Bangor Daily News, as well as various literary journals and anthologies. Her poetry collection Transportation (2011) was a finalist for the Maine Literary Award; Garrison Keillor read three poems from the book on National Public Radio’s The Writer’s Almanac. In addition to poetry, she has written a natural history column for the local paper for many years (currently, for Pen Bay Pilot) and maintains a daily haiku blog, Book of Days (klindquist.blogspot.com).

Lindquist’s poetry draws often on the natural world, reflecting her love of birds and well as her strong connection to the Maine landscape. She finds poetry in the everyday, from the lobster festival to the islands of Penobscot Bay to a conversation at the gym, and shares it with accessible, lyrical detail.

Fellow Camden poet Dave Morrison says of her new book: “Tourists in the Known World is cause for celebration. This richly satisfying collection has it all: alert clarity, reverence, an unflinching eye, and achingly matter-of-fact levity. Her work has a powerful sense of place and an emotional honesty that lights these well-crafted poems like a lantern… I love these poems – so clear-eyed and artful. Go ahead, be a tourist, visit her poetic world. You’ll be glad you did.”




Michael Lund on Fred Astaire


The Camden Public Library welcomes Michael Lund of Serendipity Recordings to speak about the incomparable Fred Astaire, his life, music, and dance. Lund will speak at the library at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 30.

Astaire was an actor, singer, choreographer, and dancer extraordinaire. George Gershwin was the first great pianist who played for him and wrote songs for him. He had 35 musicals, 8 non-musical movies and 15 television shows. Some of the songs Astaire introduced were: Night & Day, Cheek To Cheek, Let’s Face The Music & Dance, The Way You Look Tonight, Nice Work If You Can Get It, A Fine Romance, Lady Be Good, One For My Baby, Something’s Gotta Give, Top Hat, Change Partners & Dance, A Fine Romance, Fascinating Rhythm, & more

Michael Paul Lund has sung and recorded the American Songbook with members of the original Tonight Show Band in New York City.  He has also written pop songs including one for Shirley Bassey. He also wrote lyrics with composers Bee Walker & Richard Lane. Note: Bee Walker wrote “Hey Jealous Lover” for Frank Sinatra.

Michael Paul Lund has delivered illustrated music talks all over the United States. These include; libraries, schools  historical societies, senior colleges & theaters-in-the-round.. He has done radio commentary on commercial stations coast to coast; including his two hour specials on WGBH-FM in Boston. He regularly writes music criticism for major record companies in the form of liner notes, that accompany classic compact disk re-issues by legendary performers.

He has also written seven books, published in English, Japanese & Braille.

Image courtesy of Michael Lund.



Victoria Justice Stops By H&M Loves Coachella Tent at The Empire Polo Field

Indio, California - Twenty four year old actress, singer Victoria Justice looking fabulous wearing a yellow top, white denim shorts and black sandals stops by H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club back on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Indio, California.


2017 Regimental Awards Recognize Outstanding Students at Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE, Maine—At a banquet held on Monday, March 20, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized students for their strength of character, seamanship, and overall leadership on campus. This year, the entire Regiment was welcomed to the banquet, including nearly 600 students who enjoyed dinner sitting with their companies.
The following awards and award winners were announced at the banquet (Note: regimental fourth through first classes are abbreviated as 4/C or 3/C, etc. and equate to freshman through senior academic standing; e.g. a 4/C student is a freshman, a 3/C student is a sophomore):

Master’s Citation: Recommendations issued by any member of the Ship’s Marine Transportation crew for upholding the ideals of the Ship’s deck department. The 2017 citation was given to Midshipman 1/C Luke Olson of Charleston, Maine.

Master’s Commendation: Outstanding to the Ship’s operation and deck department based on recommendations of a member of the Ship’s Marine Transportation crew. Two commendations were given this year, to:
Midshipman 1/C Glenn Burleigh of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Midshipman 1/C Elliot Grindle of Camden, Maine.

Chief Engineer’s Citation: Recommendations issued by any member of the Ship’s engineering crew for upholding the ideals of the Ship’s engineering department. Two citations were given this year to: Midshipman 1/C Kurt Carlson of Topsham, Maine, and Midshipman 1/C Spencer Boonstra of Katy, Texas.
Chief Engineer’s Commendation: Outstanding to the Ship’s operation and engineering department based on recommendations of a member of the Ship’s engineering crew. Three commendations were given this year to: Midshipman 1/C Taylor Overlock of Owls Head, Maine, Midshipman 1/C Nicholas Janes of Eliot, Maine, and Midshipman 1/C Jonathan Graveline of Litchfield, New Hampshire.

Cadet Shipping Awards: For excellence on Cadet Shipping projects. Thirty eight students were recognized for their above-average projects. A cash prize was awarded to Adam Olearcek of Islesford, Maine, for the best Deck project and to Alec Grant of Hollis, New Hampshire, for the best Engine project.
Commandant’s Citation: Recommendations issued by any member of the Academy Community for upholding the ideals of the Regiment. This year’s recipients were: Midshipman 3/C Gerald Aquino of Oakdale, Connecticut, Midshipman 3/C Eli Olson of Charleston, Maine, Midshipman 2/C Cody O’Brien of Moody, Maine, Midshipman 1/C Connor Stevens of Millinocket, Maine, Midshipman 1/C David McCann of New Gloucester, Maine, Midshipman 3/C Vincent Freiberg of Natick, Massachusetts, Midshipman 3/C Logan Goewey of North Sandwich, New Hampshire, Midshipman 3/C Christina Wilson of East Granby, Connecticut, Midshipman 3/C Warren Owen of Orrington, Maine, Midshipman 3/C Harrison Clark of Castine, Maine, Midshipman 3/C Coady Lagasse of Poland, Maine, Midshipman 1/C Jonathan Graveline of Litchfield, New Hampshire, Midshipman 3/C Alexander Black of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, Midshipman 3/C Bryon Fogg of Winslow, Maine, Midshipman 3/C Trenton Lloyd-Rees of S. Portland, Maine, and Midshipman 2/C Austin Gamache of Vassalboro, Maine.

Commandant's Commendation: Consistent, excellent performance within the regiment of Midshipmen, plus being active in the Academy and/or community or by being specifically recognized for an act or deed that is considered to be worthy of special recognition. This year’s recipients were: Midshipman 2/C Chase Whittemore of Skowhegan, Maine, Midshipman 1/C Ian Lane of West Gardiner, Maine, Midshipman 1/C Cory Willette of Chapman, Maine, Midshipman 3/C Matthew Cook of Charlestown, Rhode Island, Midshipman 2/C Truman Slocum of Sebasco, Maine, Midshipman 2/C Elizabeth Bailey of Castine, Maine, and Midshipman 2/C David Harrison of Thomaston, Maine.
Band & Drill Participation Award: Being recognized for 4-year participation in Band: Corey Eastup of South China, Maine, Zach Hollen of Freeport, Maine, Liam O’Leary of Stratford, Connecticut, Aaron Perry of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and Matthew Fendl of Ellsworth, Maine. Recognized for 4-year participation in Drill: Tyler Downing of Peabody, Massachusetts, Erin Donlon of Saco, Maine, Ryan Donlon of Saco, Maine, Jared Hall of North Granby, Connecticut, Taylor Overlock of Owls Head, Maine, and Christopher Randazzo of Norwalk, Connecticut.

Sea Dog Chapter Maine Maritime Alumni Association Scholarship Awards: This year the chapter presented three (3) $1,000 scholarships to: Midshipman 1/C John Ramsey of Houlton, Maine, Midshipman 1/C Luke Olson of Charleston, Maine, and Midshipman 2/C Micah McBrine of East Machias, Maine.

Regimental Wedge Scholarship: The 2017 scholarship was awarded to Midshipman 3/C Mikayla Lewis of Purcellville, Virginia.
Al Brown Award: Contributed by Ms. Sharyn Brown and the Brown Family. In recognition of a student’s outstanding grade and work in Casualty Analysis. Given by the Brown Family to Midshipman 1/C Caroline Martin of Scarborough, Maine.

The Rear Admiral Warren C. Hamm Jr. Leadership Award: Contributed by Rear Admiral Warren C. Hamm Jr. Given to a 3/C Midshipman in good academic standing who exemplifies outstanding traits of leadership, accountability and loyalty in his or her demeanor and bearing. This year’s leadership award was given to Midshipman 3/C Jack Weeks of Ellsworth, Maine.
Regimental Alumni Development Award: Contributed by Artec Machine Systems and the Amendola family. Awarded to the student who exemplifies diligence in the Marine Engineering program. This award was given to Midshipman 2/C Travis Audet of Sandy Hook, Connecticut.

The Lester R. Paton Navy Leadership Sword: Contributed by the Paton Family. Given in memory of Mr. Lester R. Paton by his son, Mr. Richard R. Paton. It is often asked, when at the entry level of an organization with no one reporting to you and very little assigned responsibilities, how does one practice leadership? The answer is to do your absolute best to further the goals and mission of that organization in everything you do. The Lester R. Paton Navy Leadership Sword is given to the 2/C Midshipman who best represents the answer to this question. The Navy Leadership Sword was given to Midshipman 2/C Kylie Bradley of Northboro, Massachusetts.
Eugene J. Silva Regimental Award: Contributed by Mr. Eugene Silva. Given to a 1/C Midshipman of any rank who demonstrates the qualities of leadership and character as described by Eugene J. Silva '64. Those qualities include personal honor, integrity, courage, truthfulness, fidelity to principle, self-discipline, inspiration, tenacity, toughness, fairness and caring in the treatment of those in his or her charge. In short, the leader who inspires others to follow shall be the recipient of this award. The regimental award was given to Midshipman 1/C Cameron Brownlie of Manchester, New Hampshire.

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 22 programs of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. The college serves approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students in career-oriented degree programs. Year over year, the job placement rate for MMA graduates exceeds 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. The college is consistently recognized for providing a high-value education by organizations such as the Brookings Institution, U.S. News and World Report, and Money Magazine, which ranked MMA the number-one Best Public College in America in 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit mainemaritime.edu.




Hemingway's Guns, Scholar Silvio Calabi



Hemingway scholar Silvio Calabi has written several books about Hemingway's sporting life, including "Hemingway's Guns". He will speak at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, May 2 and 7:00 pm about his research. His research includes delving into the many gun references in Hemingway's letters which are archived at the John F. Kennedy Library. He is the firearms consultant to the Hemingway scholars who are studying the letter collection.

A writer, editor, and publisher for more than 30 years, Silvio Calabi lives on the coast of Maine and hunts around the world. He was a publishing executive for more than 25 years and has been editor-in-chief of both Shooting Sportsman and Fly Rod & Reel magazine's (and is now an editor-at-large for both). He is a Knight of the International Order of St. Hubertus, a member of Safari Club International and the Namibian Professional Hunting Association, and a director of the California Side By Side Society.

He has roamed the world on assignment since the 1970s and has written half a dozen books and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles related to fine guns and shooting, hunting, fly-fishing and sporting travel.




Grace VanderWaal Attends/Performs WE Day Seattle

Seattle, Washington - Thirteen year old singer, songwriter and winner of America's Got Talent Grace VanderWall looking gorgeous wearing a white, pink-ish dress attends, performs live during WE Day at KeyArena on Friday, April 21, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.


Yara Shahidi Stops By H&M Loves Coachella Tent at The Empire Polo Field

Indio, California - Seventeen year old actress Yara Shahidi looking gorgeous wearing a floral dress, yellow top and red shoes stops by H&M Loves Coachella Tent during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club back on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Indio, California.


Hailee Steinfeld Attends Republic Records & SBE Hosted The Hyde Away, presented By Hudson and bareMinerals - Day 1

Thermal, California - Twenty year old singer, actress Hailee Steinfeld looking fabulous wearing a black top, blue denim shorts and knee high black boots attends The Hyde Away, hosted by Republic Records & SBE, presented by Hudson and bareMinerals during Coachella back on Friday April 14, 2017 in Thermal, California.


"The Great Schooner Race" The Maine Windjammer Project


"The Great Schooner Race" by Doug Mills
Historic schooners in Rockland harbor before The Great Schooner Race.




Justine Skye Attends Republic Records & SBE Hosted The Hyde Away, presented By Hudson and bareMinerals - Day 1

Thermal, California - Twenty one year old singer Justine Skye looking great wearing a black top, black, gray pants and white shoes attends The Hyde Away, hosted by Republic Records & SBE, presented by Hudson and bareMinerals during Coachella back on Friday April 14, 2017 in Thermal, California.


Friday, April 21, 2017

"Anchored Off Jameson Point" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Anchored Off Jameson Point" by Doug Mills
Maine Windjammer Cruises Grace Bailey, Mistress and Mercantile anchored off Jameson Point in Rockland, Maine before the Great Schooner Race of 2012.




Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brie Larson Attends Premiere Of A24's 'Free Fire'

Hollywood, California - Twenty seven year old actress Brie Larson looking simply beautiful wearing a black dress and heels attends the premiere of 'Free Fire' at ArcLight Hollywood back on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Hollywood, California.


Nia Sioux Attends Premiere Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'A Cowgirl's Story'

Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old dancer Nia Sioux looking lovely wearing a black dress and heels attends the premiere of 'A Cowgirl's Story' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove back on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


Chloe Lukasiak Attends Premiere Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'A Cowgirl's Story'

Los Angeles, California - Fifteen year old actress, dancer Chloe Lukasiak looking gorgeous wearing a gray dress and heels attends the premiere of 'A Cowgirl's Story' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove back on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


Kendall Vertes Attends Premiere Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'A Cowgirl's Story'

Los Angeles, California - Fourteen year old TV personality Kendall Vertes looking fabulous wearing a red top, pants and gray heels attends the premiere of 'A Cowgirl's Story' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove back on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


Kalani Hilliker Attends Premiere Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'A Cowgirl's Story'

Los Angeles, California - Sixteen year old actress, model, dancer Kalani Hilliker looking beautiful wearing a black dress and heels attends the premiere of 'A Cowgirl's Story' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove back on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.


Bailee Madison Attends Premiere Of Samuel Goldwyn Films' 'A Cowgirl's Story'

Los Angeles, California - Seventeen year old actress Bailee Madison looking stunning wearing a low cut white dress and pink heels attends the premiere of 'A Cowgirl's Story' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove back on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Larsen Thompson Attends PrettyLittleThing Campaign Launch

Los Angeles, California - Sixteen year old actress, dancer, model Larsen Thompson looking simply stunning wearing a brown top, red pants and brown heels attends the PrettyLittleThing Campaign Launch for PLT SHAPE with Brand Ambassador Anastasia Karanikolaou back on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.