Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rockland's Resident Raccoon Whisperer

Rockland Maine Police Department
We got a call from a resident, concerned about a raccoon in a yard. Of course, with recent incidents, our first concern is rabies, or some other similar issue. Public safety is priority one.
We're happy to report that our shift tonight included our resident Raccoon Whisperer, Officer Addison Cox. Officer Cox is an avid outdoorsman, and was able to assess that this little fella showed no signs of disease - he appeared to be looking for his mother. Officer Cox was able to collect him by the scruff and move him to the treeline, where he scampered off, away from homes and people.
If you see an animal behaving strangely, please call 9-1-1. Do NOT attempt to touch or move them. (You probably don't have bite-resistant gloves. Or speak raccoon, like Officer Cox).



BREAKING: Dexter Street Shut Down Between Old County, Rt. 1 For Dump Truck Rollover

UPDATE 9:34am: All Rockland Fire units are clearing the scene in Thomaston.
UPDATE 9:03am: Maine State Police commercial unit is en-route from Augusta.
UPDATE 8:54am: Driver is being transported by Thomaston ambulance non-emergency.
BREAKING: Thomaston, Maine - Dexter Street is shut down between Old County Rd and Rt. 1 for a dump truck vs pole rollover about 75 yards from Old County Rd according to Thomaston Police 413.

Driver with head injury, not known of intent.

Thomaston Fire Department unit 6 is requesting a single engine response from Rockland, non-emergency.

"In The Fog" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog" by Doug Mills
The Marshall Point Lighthouse, built 1858, at Port Clyde, Maine in the fog.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Monday, June 26, 2017

"The Lighthouse At Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"The Lighthouse At Rockland" by Doug Mills
Maine's tall ship Victory Chimes sailing passed the lighthouse at Rockland, Maine.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



BREAKING NEWS: Small Plane Crashes On Vinalhaven

Vinalhaven, Maine- Vinalhaven fire and Rescue along with Knox Sheriff unit are on the scene of a small plane crash at the airstrip on Vinalhaven.  The pilot was able to escape the crash with only minor injuries and call rescue units.

UPDATE: The plane was landing at the airstrip with only the pilot onboard, carrying the mail and packages.  The fire department was able to stop the leaking fuel and offloaded the mail.

UPDATE: The pilot was taken to Pen Bay Hospital with only minor injuries.






Sunday, June 25, 2017

Maine 7 Day Forecast

"Maine Life" by Doug Mills
Shoot Maine Studios
Rockland, Maine
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.
Friday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.



Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Summer Daisies" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Summer Daisies" by Doug Mills
Summer Daisies at the Owls Head Lighthouse.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com



Friday, June 23, 2017

BREAKING: Sanford Battling 4-Alarm, 6 Story Building Fire

UPDATE 8:54pm: Command requesting Fire Marshal's Office to respond.
UPDATE 7:56pm: Fire upgraded to a 5-Alarm. Collapses reported. 
BREAKING NEWS: Sanford, Maine - The Sanford Fire Department is battling a 4-Alarm fire at 13 River Street, across from Central Furniture in Sanford, Maine on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Mutual aid from several fire departments responding.

1848 is when the call came in.

More information when available.

Walking Tours of Camden - Fridays

Dave Jackson and Amy Rollins lead an educational and entertaining tour of downtown Camden each Friday from June 30 to September 15 at 4:00 pm. Tours run approximately an hour and fifteen minutes. Reservations are recommended. Please call the library at 236-3440 to reserve a spot. Tours are free, though donations are appreciated. Meet at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the Camden Public Library, in the Children’s Garden



July Gallery Opening, Carrie Hedstrom



The Camden Public Library welcomes fabric artist Carrie Hedstrom to the Picker Room Gallery for the month of July. There will be an opening reception on Monday, July 3, at 3:30 pm in the Picker Room. The art will remain on display for the month of July.

Carrie Connors Hedstrom has been creating fabric art since 2003. She is mainly self-taught but also credits several women including her mother, aunts, and grandmother as inspirational mentors. In this show, she is exploring the relationship between her quilted art and her poetry. Her images mostly depict the beauty of nature, movement and stillness, and the female form. The Goddess seems to find her way into many of her pieces. She does all her work on her home machine, a Bernina 550 and a Janome 990, and she quilts all her pieces with free motion machine quilting. Her work has won several awards over the years and has been featured in shows around the country.

Carrie has taught classes with the Continuing Adult Education program at Camden Hills Regional High School and will be holding a class this coming Fall 2017 session. She is also the owner/director of Quilter’s Getaway Weekends in Waterville Valley, NH, a special weekend-long retreat for quilters who are looking for a place to getaway, eat delicious food, and practice their craft in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. She also takes on commission work from time to time and travels to Quilting Guilds for Trunk Show Presentations.

In addition to quilting, Carrie is a Poet, dancer, singer, model/actress, and of course, mother to her 5 beloved children. She is a passionate artist and she loves all the forms she practices. “Like many people, I feel things very deeply. These feeling make their way into my work. For me, art transforms pain into beauty.”



Monday Night Movies at Camden Public Library


The Camden Public Library is excited to announce the kickoff to the annual Monday Night Movie Series! The first movie of the season will be on Monday, July 3, at sunset (approx. 8:30 pm). The film is Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The event is free and open to all. Moviegoers are encouraged to enjoy dinner downtown before the movie! 

In the case of rain, the movie will likely be canceled or postponed. Please check librarycamden.org or the library Facebook page to find updates.

Down-on-his-luck private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) gets hired by cartoon producer R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), the sultry wife of Maroon’s biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). But when Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica’s alleged paramour and the owner of Toontown, is found murdered, the villainous Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger.

The rest of the movie dates are July 10, Around the World in 80 Days, 8:30 pm. July 24, The Big Sleep, 8:30 pm. July 31, Journey to the Center of the Earth, 8:15 pm. August 7, An American Tail, 8:00 pm. August 21, Dead Poet's Society, 8:00 pm. 

On Monday nights when there are no movies, Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra will perform. (June 26, July 17, and August 14 at 6:30 pm.) 

The Movies and Music Series is sponsored by Camden National Bank. Additional support from Mid-Coast Limo and the Camden Area Business Group.




"From The Lantern" The Maine Windjammer Project


"From The Lantern" by Doug Mills
Schooner American Eagle seen From the lantern of the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.


These photos are from the historical archives of the Maine Windjammer Project.
The Maine Windjammer Project started in 2007 to preserve the modern history of the Maine Windjammer and to make it available to the generations to come.
This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
For more info contact: dougmills@shootmainestudios.com