A celebration of Portland's first Indigenous Peoples Day with a reading of the proclamation by City Councilor Pious Ali, a reading about Indigenous Peoples Day, a short film of Sherri Mitchell, a Penobscott Tribe member at the Common Ground, a panel discussion about Indigenous Peoples Day.
On August 5, 2017 Sandy and Beverly Atkinsons 18 acre property in Buxton was the setting for a rousing performance from hometown favorites the Ghost of Paul Revere.
Elaine Bradbury leads a tour through the historic Marrett House, an 18th Century Greek Revival style home on Route 25 in Standish. Bradbury provides viewers with a better sense on what life was like for women living and working in the 19th Century.
York County Audubon Program at the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve: Turtles by Kris Hoffman. University of Maine Postdoctoral Associate Kristine Hoffmann brings us a fun and fascinating night of turtle biology. She will discuss their natural history, behavior, unique values, and conservation, in an engaging presentation sure to be both instructive and entertaining.
Gathering at Fresh Water Farms, on a section of Portland Trails overlooking the Presumpscot, the Friends of the Presumpscot River honor their founding member, Michael Shaughnessy while also creating a memorial to Chief Polin. The Wabanaki Sagamore led the first documented dam protest in New England during the mid-1700s, advocating for fish passage to protect a vital food source for his people of the “dawn-land.”
John Waller, expert on Cuba from the Interreligious Foundation for community organization, Pastors for Peace, gives a talk in Brunswick to Let Cuba Live, a Maine committee in solidarity with Cuba.
Thousands show up to The State House in Augusta to join in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands who marched in Washington DC. 1 million plus nationwide stood up in resistance against the corporate owned government's assault on our nation and planet's environment.
3 volunteers (Genevieve Pluhowski, retired lawyer, Steep Falls, Priscilla Payne, retired librarian, Windham, and Maurie Hill, retired pediatric nurse specialist, Standish) organized this panel discussion about Congressional Republican plans to do away with ObamaCare. The panelists include Dr. Jane Pringle, Dr. Linda Sanborn and Gordon Smith, Esq.
Historian/genealogist Matthew Jude Barker of the Maine Irish Heritage Center discusses the St. Patrick's Day tradition in Portland's West End. Barker also discusses the struggles the Irish had to overcome after migrating to America in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
This 20 minute documentary tells the story of the efforts of Bob and Peggy Crowley of South Portland, Maine, to start a program to help veterans and their families, as well as other worthwhile organizations and individuals.
The Rehearsal documents the behind-the-scenes preparation of 4 performers, one week before their big show entitled "Inspired Voices." Each of these performers has received mental health support in their lives. Through performance, each person is able to publicly share their story of recovery and demonstrate the power of art to connect, heal, and inspire. This film captures remarkable talent and courage. It also explores the concept of mental health and illness - not as two mutually exclusive "diagnoses," but as a state of health that we all must develop and protect.
This presentation was given by Walter Ansel, Senior Shipwright at Mystic Seaport Museum. The talk was given at the Annual History Conference of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine on October 22, 2011. The title of the conference was: Maine Boats & Builders-Old Ways & New
This presentation was given by Walter Ansel, Senior Shipwright at Mystic Seaport Museum. The talk was given at the Annual History Conference of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport Maine on October 22, 2011. The title of the conference was: Maine Boats & Builders-Old Ways & New.
Buxton, originally known as Narragansett Number One, was one of the seven townships assigned to the soldiers who fought in King Philip's War in 1675. Eventually renamed Buxton, the town grew to become a major center of commerce in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
"Audrey Bechler Reflections" is a short film about Audrey Bechler and her paintings. Audrey talks about how she came to live in Waldoboro, Maine; her early years, struggles and breakthroughs as an artist; how nature influences her work and her interaction with the natural world.
The City of Portland and Reverend Kenneth Lewis, pastor at the Green Memorial AME Zion Church, host a community gathering with various city, community and religious leaders to reflect on the lives that were lost following events in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas.
Geri Vistein is a conservation biologist whose work focuses on Maine carnivores and our relationship with them. She is a terrific speaker whose informative program will better educate us on the role carnivores play in our ecosystem and help us become more knowledgeable about their ecology. You will discover connections that will leave you in awe. We should take away with a better understanding of the value of carnivores in the Maine landscape and gain in our ability to practice coexistence skills. Videotaped and edited by David Blais and Patrick Bonsant of Saco River Community TV.
Award winning journalist/author Colin Woodard discusses his fascinating new book (American Character) at the Portland Public Library. Mr. Woodard's illuminating presentation took place on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
The York County Republican's hosted this issues based forum featuring James D. Libby and 1st Congressional District candidate Ande Smith. The event took place on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Buxton Center Elementary School. Ande Smith is vying for the congressional seat currently held by Chellie Pingree.
Take a step back in time to 2010 when the people of Alna, Dresden and Wiscasset took an even bigger step back to look at the history of their beloved and not forgotten Pownalborough.
Dan Reicher, Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University talks about challenges and opportunities with regard to Climate Change and Maine's economy at Bowdoin College hosted by Envision Maine.
Craig Saddlemire, a filmmaker and former Lewiston, Maine city councilor speaking about housing justice and Lewiston's struggle against segregation and exploitation. Craig's presentation is followed by a moderated discussion.
A historical documentary on an American religious sect which, at its height in 1840, included six thousand believers. Touches first on the Shaker's superficial identity as celibate chairmakers, then pursues their historical and social significance through the use of archival photos, paintings, live shots of landscapes and architecture, and on-camera interviews.
Historian, Holly Hurd gives a talk about Moses Greenleaf who is regarded as Maine's first mapmaker,among other professions. This program is a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII.
This is a program that was recorded at the Alfred Shaker Museum by Saco River Community Television in Hollis in cooperation with the Sanford-Springvale Historical Society. The presentation about early Native American culture and basket making in Maine is given by Native American Educator George Neptune.
Painting conservator Nina Roth-Wells of Georgetown, Maine describes the process she used to clean and conserve a winter-scape painting on the back panel of a vintage sleigh. The sleigh was originally owned by the Libby family and now resides at the Skyline Farm Carriage & Sleigh Museum in North Yarmouth, Maine.
This program which was presented by the Belfast Historical Society and Museum features interviews with two long time residents of Belfast. Captain Bill Abbott was a Penobscot bay pilot for many years. Harold Jones has seen many changes during his long life in Belfast Maine.
The South Portland Planning Department and Sustain Southern Maine held a public workshop on May 9th at the Planning office to discuss South Portland as the first in a series of ten "Pilot Centers" in Southern Maine.
Excerpts from a three and a half hour public town hall meeting on the Occupation of Iraq in 2006, which was sponsored by 45 religious and citizens groups from throughout Maine. Though invited, Maine's senators, congressmen and governor chose not to attend.
Maine historian, Jon Johansen provides a fascinating look at the many nautical accidents and lives lost in those mishaps during his presentation for the Belfast Historical Society and Museum.
Jane Arbuckle and Amanda Devine from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust recount the history of Malaga Island, which was once home to an interracial community in the early 1900s. The forcible eviction of all residents of the island due to prejudice and greed of the privileged powers-that-be at that time, including then Governor Frederick W. Plaisted,remains a stain in Maine history.
This program follows the story of Belfast's historic quilt as told by Megan Pinette, of Belfast Historical Society and Pam Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum.
Smokey McKeen is a folklorist who has been gathering the stories of people from Waldo County, Maine for decades. He gave a talk at Belfast Senior Collegewhere he recounts some of these stories.
1st Cavalry Division truck driver Brian Clement, from Gardner, Maine, relates his experiences in Iraq from March 2004 to March 2005; illustrated with personal video segments filmed in Iraq.
Sister Frances Carr of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society on Shaker herbs and other food products. Afterward, three other Shakers field questions from the audience on various subjects about life in the Shaker community.
For 50 years the Grant family ran the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine which celebrated its 100th anniversary in April, 2012. This documentary takes a look back at the history of movies and the Grant family.
Ron Romano, Spirits Alive tour guide, gives a Power Point presentation of gravestone carvings done by Bartlett Adams and his associates in the early 1800s in the Greater Portland, Maine area.
What happens when gay rights and the religious right collide? A musical, of course! SHAMELESS is an all-new pop/comedy confection that combines real heart, real family values, and songs with titles like "Thank God For Sodomy." Written by Naked In Portland scribe Jason Wilkins and directed by Mad Horse Associate Artistic Director Peter Brown, this show is recommended for people of all persuasions who enjoy music, laughter and/or sex.
November 18, 2010, Portland, ME: Introduction to the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Maine Clean Election Law. This REV of the TEDxSanAntonio speech includes a spin about it, and its importance.
This was part of the Poetry and Performance Showcase that took place at the 10th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival. The event took place on October 17th at the American Legion Hall in Belfast.