Thursday, July 20, 2017

"At Her Dock" The Maine Windjammer Project


"At Her Dock" by Doug Mills
Historic schooner Isaac H. Evans, built 1886, at her dock on the north end of 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



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Sail Into Rockland Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Sail Into Rockland Harbor" by Doug Mills
Historic schooners Angelique, Nathaniel Bowditch and Stephen Taber sail into Rockland harbor.


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



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fantastic Musical Acts Featured Last Day Of North Atlantic Blues Festival

Rockland, Maine - Last day of 24th annual North Atlantic Blues Festival featured fantastic musical acts on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 in Rockland, Maine.
Last day musical acts were Kelley Hunt, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Harmonicon (Sugar Blue, Billy Branch and Jason Ricci), Kenney Neal and Walter Trout.

Both days featured Midcoast Music Academy' Blues Kids opening and in between acts were L.C. Williams & The Driver.

"North End Shipyard" The Maine Windjammer Project


"North End Shipyard" by Doug Mills
North End Shipyard, home to schooners Heritage, American Eagle and Isaac H. Evans.


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, July 17, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Warren Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff's Office On Scene Of Atlantic Highway Two Vehicle Crash



UPDATE 9:45pm: According to Knox County Sheriff's Office, Just after 5 p.m. today, Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a two vehicle head-on crash on Rt. 1(Atlantic Highway) in Warren near Sandy Shores Rd.  

According to witness statements, Joseph Kennedy, was in his vehicle stopped facing northbound waiting to turn left in traffic when April Pease, 28 of Pittston operating a 2006 Chevrolet sedan was unable to stop in time travelling in the same direction.  Pease swerved to the right to avoid hitting Kennedy from behind and lost control of her vehicle.  She swerved towards the ditch and apparently over-corrected, going around Kennedy’s vehicle and proceeded in to the southbound lane striking a 2011 Honda sedan almost head-on.  Richard Zauft, 63, of Sudbury, Massachusetts was travelling southbound and could not react in time to avoid being hit by Pease.  

Zauft and a passenger in Zauft’s car along with April Pease sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Pen-Bay Medical Center.   Pease was issued a summons for an illegal pass.  

Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Warren Fire and Ambulance Dept., Waldoboro Ambulance, and Thomaston Ambulance.

UPDATE 5:46pm: Thomaston, Waldoboro ambulance, Warren Rescue is en-route to Pen Bay Medical Center with one each.
UPDATE 5:35pm: Command is requesting another ambulance from Thomaston, Waldoboro is en-route with one.
BREAKING NEWS: Warren, Maine - Warren Fire Department and Knox County Sheriff's Office on scene of a two vehicle crash at 825 Atlantic Highway in Warren, Maine on Monday, July 17th, 2017.

Unknown injuries.

More details to come.

Monday Night Movie, outdoors in the Library Amphitheatre! “THE BIG SLEEP” with Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Monday Night Movie, outdoors in the Library Amphitheatre! “THE BIG SLEEP” with Humphry Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Monday, July 24 at 8:30 pm.  Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and movie snacks! In the event of rain, the movie will be postponed or canceled. Please check the library website or Facebook for updates.


“The Big Sleep” (1946, 1 hr 54 min. No Rating.). "The Big Sleep", written in 1939, is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, the first to feature the detective, Philip Marlowe. It has been adapted for film twice, in 1946 and again in 1978. The story is set in Los Angeles, California, according to Wikipedia, and is noted for its complexity, with characters double-crossing one another and secrets being exposed throughout the narrative. The title is a euphemism for death; it refers to a rumination about “sleeping the big sleep” in the final pages of the book.

Enjoy dinner downtown before the movie! Monday Night Movies sponsored in part by the Camden Area Business Group - Thank you! The Summer Movies & Music Series is sponsored by Camden National Bank with additional support from Mid-Coast Limo.Movies are Free, and no registration is required.

Private investigator Philip Marlowe is called to the home of the wealthy and elderly General Sternwood, in the month of October. He wants Marlowe to deal with an attempt by a bookseller named Arthur Geiger to blackmail his wild young daughter, Carmen. She had previously been blackmailed by a man named Joe Brody. Sternwood mentions his other, older daughter Vivian is in a loveless marriage with a man named Rusty Regan, who has disappeared. On Marlowe’s way out, Vivian wonders if he was hired to find Regan, but Marlowe will not say.

The Big Sleep, like most of Chandler’s novels, was written by what he called “cannibalizing” his short stories. Chandler would take stories he had already published in the pulp magazine Black Mask and rework them into a coherent novel. For The Big Sleep, the two main stories that form the core of the novel are “Killer in the Rain” 1178px-Bogart_and_Bacalx300h(published in 1935) and “The Curtain” (published in 1936). Although the stories were independent and shared no characters, they had some similarities that made it logical to combine them. In both stories there is a powerful father who is distressed by his wayward daughter. Chandler merged the two fathers into a new character and did the same for the two daughters, resulting in General Sternwood and his wild daughter Carmen. Chandler also borrowed small parts of two other stories, “Finger Man” and “Mandarin’s Jade.”

The movie “The Big Sleep” is a 1946 film noir, directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as private detective Philip Marlowe and Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge in a story about the “process of a criminal investigation, not its results.”  William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman co-wrote the screenplay.  In 1997, BigSleep2x300the U.S. Library of Congress deemed the film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” and added it to the National Film Registry.

OTHER MOVIES in the MONDAY MOVIE SERIES

JULY 31, 8:15 PM…………JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

AUGUST 7, 8:00 PM…………………..AN AMERICAN TAIL

AUGUST 21, 8:00 PM……………..DEAD POET’S SOCIETY



Camden Rotary Awards Major Grant to Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition


Camden, ME -- July 17, 2017 -- Camden Rotary Club has awarded a $10,000  grant to the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition to support the coalition's program for helping Knox County families break the cycle of addiction.
Pictured here (left to right) are Richard Householder, chair of the club’s charitable grants committee; Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition Founder Dr. Ira  Mandel; and Camden Rotary President Barry Timms. This, the
largest grant to be awarded by the  club this year, is dedicated to the memory of longtime Camden Rotarian Parker S. Laite, Sr. The Recovery Coalition was also selected to receive a special youth-oriented grant of $5,000,
which will be used to help the children of families struggling with addiction. The club’s annual grant program supports local  nonprofit organizations throughout Knox County and Lincolnville. Applications for next
year’s grants will be available in January.



"Schooners" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Schooners" by Doug Mills
Schooners Stephen Taber and American Eagle sailing western Penobscot Bay off Owls Head, 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



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Union Rt. 17 Accident Claims A Life


Union, Maine - According to Knox County Sheriff's Office, Just before 5 p.m. today, Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a two vehicle crash on Heald Highway (Rt. 17) in Union at the intersection of Town House Rd.

The Deputies arrived and found that a 1968 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by Ronald Moon, 64, of Waldoboro had struck the back of a 2016 Audi SUV, driven by Chaturvedi Alok, 57 of New Delhi, as it was pulling onto Heald Highway from Town House Road.

The passenger on the back of the motorcycle, Felicity Davidson, 63, of Rockport was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle. Ms. Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene. Moon suffered broken bones and was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center. There were no injuries sustained to people in the Audi.

Apparently, Alok pulled out onto Heald Highway not seeing the motorcycle as it crested the hill travelling eastbound. Neither speed nor any impairment is believed to be contributing factors. The investigation will continue by Deputy Daniel Landers.

This is the 6th fatality on Knox County roads since May 1st. Please stay alert, avoid distractions, wear your seatbelts and watch your speed.

Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Union Fire and Ambulance Dept., and the Knox County District Attorney’s Office.

Maine 7 Day Forecast

"Maine Windjammer" by Doug Mills
Shoot Maine Studios
Rockland, Maine
Monday
Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Thursday Night
A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.



Saturday, July 15, 2017

North Atlantic Blues Festival Opens To Great Crowd

Rockland, Maine - The 24th annual North Atlantic Blues Festival opened to a great crowd on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 in Rockland, Maine.
Saturday's featured acts were Christone Kingfish Ingram, Sari Schorr, Anthony Gomes, Biscuit & The Miller Mix and Shemekia Copeland.

Last day, Sunday July 16th, 2017 of this year's North Atlantic Blues Festival will feature more great musical acts come on out as Midcoast Music Academy will open the day.

Maine Lobster Festival's 2017 Sea Princesses Visit Rockland Coast Guard Station

Rockland, Maine - Thursday evening the 2017 Sea Princesses toured the Rockland Coast Guard Station. The tour of the Rockland Coast Guard Station gives the girls a look into the very important roll the Coast Guard play along the coast of Maine. The girls were treated to a great presentation and tour of the of the Rockland station.

They also were treated to tours of the cutters Thunderbay and Tackle.  This evening was also the first opportunity for the girls to meet the the judges who will be choosing which of these girls will become the next Maine Sea Goddess.