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w w w . p o r t l a n d m a g a z i n e . c o m november 2015 vol. 30 no. 8 5.95 Maines City Magazine Hikes Around town PAulA Poundstone loves it Here Art tHAt escAPed tHe FHrerMuseuM Drink Mainers Lets Meet MainersMainersMainersMainers Intriguing for a PhotobyPinchbeckPhotography For overnight shipping order online or call 866.989.9164 We are increasingly aware of the origins of the food we eat. All Linda Beans Maine Lobster is MSC Certified which means each lobster can be traced back to the exact boat and waters it was fished from. Always in Maine always by a Mainer. LIVE LOBSTERS AND PREPARED MEALS WHOLESALE FOR FOOD SERVICE BULK ORDERS FOR EVENTS SMALL ORDERS FOR YOUR HOME DINNER LOBSTERFor cooks and chefs who care where their food comes from. 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Sargent 62 retail Details Our 2015 Holiday Gifts Events Guide 93 Fiction Lost Dogs By Dan Domench FOODDrink 54 Lets Meet For a Drink Its that time of year. By Claire Z. Cramer 60 Dining Guide 61 restaurant review Union strikes all the high notes. ShelterDesiGn 89 House of the Month A former parish hall is surrounded with history. 90 new england Homes Living MAine LiFe 14 Maine classics 16 experience 20 chowder 23 Portland After Dark Not Home For the Holidays By Olivia Gunn 41 take A city Hike Discover urban trailblazing. By Molly Parent N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 9 fromleftCoreytempletonKariHerer-UnionrestaUrant Cover A look into Otto at night by Corey Templeton 616141 27 Meet some Mainers who make it happen Les Otten Susan Collins Chris Poulos Nancie Atwell Glenn Cum- mings Pam Erickson Mark Eves Amber Wilson Katsuaki Suzuki Tanja Alexia Hollander 96 Flash PersOnALities Most Intriguing People in Maine 10 November 2015 vol. 30 No. 8 Featuring original works of fine art photography and limited-edition prints by regional and local artists. 372 Fore Street Portland Maine 04101 207 874-8084 Monhegan Morning Paul Black 11 x 14 oil Featuring original works of fine art photography and limited-edition prints by regional and local artists. 372 Fore Street Portland Maine 04101 207 874-8084 Portland Headlight by Sylvia Dyer 8x10 oil Weve got you covered from A to Z If you like Art Antiques Bakelite Books Benches Chairs Chandeliers Decoys Dressers Dolls Etchings Elephants Figurines Frames Fiestaware Gifts Glassware Headboards Hutches Ironstone Ivory Japonica Jewelry Keepsakes Kitsch Linens Limoges Mirrors Mugs Noritake Needlepoint Orrefors Ottomans Pillows Pottery Pewter Quilts Rugs Rattan Silver Stained glass Teapots Tables Urns Umbrella stands Vases Vintage Waterford Wicker X marks the spot Yellowware Yard art and Zebra skin then you will love Great Stuff Consignment A unique shopping experience in Freeport Maine 475 US Route 1 207 865-1000 10 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine Editorial Colin W. Sargent Editor Publisher RhondaFaRnham Scorpio Nation W elcome to Scorpio Nation. Ac- tually thats not true. Its more like What do you think youre doing in Scorpio Nation Because theres nothing like November in Maine. And to make sure nobody truly enjoys it theres nothing like a Scorpio. From Pablo Picasso to Katy Perry to Drake to Kendall Jenner to Leonardo DiCaprio and Tyga Scorpios are mysterious secretive demanding individuals and are driven by the burning passion to lead from the front. On the negative side yes those first traits were listed as positive by a Scorpio online they are tremendously possessive and egotistical and have a temperamental nature. Also their revengeful attribute is an exception for none. Attribute Really Lets meet some more Scorpios if you dare. As you can see nothing whatsoever connects them together Edith Head k.d. 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Yikes. I was born on November 5. Born on that same day Im just sayin Tilda Swinton Vivien Leigh Kris Jenner Pele Art Garfunkel Sam Rockwell. The Scorpio list goes on but Im told that a few Scorpios go a long way. Write to and tell us about the Scorpio whos been getting on your nerves. For fairness Portland Magazine employees and their families are restricted from participating. Void where prohibited. Feel the sting of November. Take a Scorpio out to lunch. Photos courtesy of Veranda Tile Old POrt SPecialty tile cO 59 Middle Street Portland Me 04101 207.775.2238 888.403.0816 What kind of school teaches a student not a class At Waynfletes Lower School children develop a passion for learning. Teachers design the curriculum and assign work based on a close personal knowledge of each childs unique strengths. Learn more about our approach at waynflete.orglearntolearn. N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 1 1 Readers Advertisers The opinions given in this magazine are those of Portland Magazine writers. 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It honors outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. Justashadeunder10000entriesweresub- mitted a very highly selective 15 percent are recognizedwithaCertificateofExcellence.In the rare case of multiple awards a Certificate for each winning piece is enclosed. Gordon Kaye EditorPublisher Rachel Goldberg Awards Director Graphic Design USA New York NY MaIne paInters a Catalog A very strong list. Love the way its broken down by regions where artists colonies were so prevalent. Maine has so much to be proud about re the history of art. Bruce Brown Portland Curator kudos I am so pleased and honored to be includ- ed in the catalog of Maine artistsand to be introduced to so many other artists whose work I was not familiar with. I also love be- ing identified with Fort Kent where I spent nearly half my life even though I live in Portland now. And to find Don Voisine on the opposite page also from Fort Kent is a N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 1 3 double delight. What a good job the curators and the magazine have done. Wendy Kindred Portland The hugh mcCulloCh house A sincere thank you for writing about our home see Endangered Species House of the Month 160 Summer Street Ken- nebunk September 2015. We examined your magazine quite thoroughly. Its very impressivetrue scholarship. Thank you for bringing out the houses nicknameThe House With The Ballroom one weve used countless times but never though of putting in the listing. Enid and Arthur Thoms Kennebunk WelComing The sTranger Thank you so much your coverage of my ex- hibit see Linked In October 2015. It was great to have the support during the second month of the showI think it reached anoth- er audience. Jo Israelson Portland a sip of five-year-old sTeW Just went through your feature on lobster stew See Creme de la Crustacean Sep- tember 2010. This should have only reflect- ed slight variations on traditional lobster stew not some of the ridiculous concoc- tions that are listed With many of them you would never get the flavor of the lobster which is critical to this wonderful dish. Very disappointing for a product of Maine. Karen Hall Mystic CT Editors note To read this story for yourself vis- it httpwww.portlandmonthly.comport- mag201008creme-de-la-crustacean georgia oKeeffe maine Did you know that Wave Night was paint- ed by Georgia OKeeffe in 1928 during her stay at York Beach I did not know that. Jessie Timberlake Thats a neat thing. Jane Kelloway Very cool Shelley Sproul Ide AddisonGAlleryofAmericAnArtPhiliPsAndoverAcAdemy Chester Greenwood 1858-1937 a Farmington tinkerer and entrepreneur invented earmuffs at age 15 patented them at age 19 and in 1936 shipped 400000 Champion Ear Pro- tectors worldwide from his Farmington factory. The tireless teetotaler also invented the steel rake in his workshop. The Maine legislature officially declared Dec. 21 Chester Green- wood Day in 1977. On December 5 Farmington will hold a parade in his honor. Although she removes jewelry to avoid setting off the metal detector when visiting clients at the Cumberland County Jail Attorney Amy Fairfield drew the line when she was asked to remove her underwire bra. They are just inviting a law- suit Fairfield said to the Press Herald. Its harassing and its a constitutional issue. This wouldnt have happened 150 ago when cetaceans were being hunted to the brink of extinction the better to keep women laced into confining foundation garments made of whalebone. But it might happen today now that corsets some re- inforced with metal are in style again as reported by the New York Times. Maines whaling in- dustry sputtered out in eastern Penobscot Bay in the mid-19th century. Cumberland County Jails underwire bra policy sput- tered out immediately. Does this corset make the detector go off at Cumberland County Jail If it wasnt bad enough that the Whole Foods parking lot in Portlands Bayside neighbor- hood was swamped in the record rainstorm September 30 look who showed up as a mini- memeCassie the Casco Bay Sea Serpent is a nickname coined by this magazine in 1986. Whales Tale CloCkwisefromtopleftCollagebyDonnelsonfaCebookmemeDonnelsonillustrationCourtesyportlanDsChoonerCompanykisiselblog.Com 14 P o r t l a n d MOnThly MAGAzIne MaineClassics Cassie Sighting The Portland Exposition Building is celebrating its centennial. Fun Fact The first East Coast concert of the Beach Boys took place here in 1963. Other expo headliners Rudolph Val- entino Babe Ruth Rocky Marciano John F. Kennedy Barack Obama James Brown Dolly Parton the Mon- kees Janis Joplin Ani Difranco Paavo nurmi and natalie Merchant. Years Counting Warm Your Ears Maine Years Counting Ladies Night OutPolice have concluded there is no evidenceto support that the schooner Wendameenand topsail cutter Frances were releasedintentionally. These two classic harbor-cruisesailing yachts became mysteriously untiedand set adrift from their berths in PortlandHarbor around 430 a.m. on October 1. For-tunately they were quickly located and dam-age was minor. tunately they were quickly located and dam-age was minor. 100 16 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine ExpEriEncE ThEaTEr Belfast MaskersCold Comfort theater see website for locations. How the Grinch Stole Happiness or Tried To Dec. 930-7244 Childrens Museum theater of Maine 142 Free St. Portland. Stage stories daily Santas Reindeer Present The Nutcracker Dec. 10-22. 828-1234 City theater in Bidd- eford 205 main St. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Dec. 4-13. 282-0849 Freeport Community players 30 holbrook St. Freeport. WFCP Home Time Radio Hour 1950s Holiday Edition Dec. 4-6. 865-2220 Maine State Ballet theater 348 U.S. Rte. 1 Falmouth. The Nutcracker nov. 28-Dec. 6. 781-7672 the Music Hall 28 Chest- nut St. Portsmouth. irving Berlins White Christmas The Musical Dec. 9-20. portland Ballet at West- brook Performing arts Cen- ter. The Victorian Nutcrack- er Dec. 12 13 Dec. 16 at merrill auditorium. 772-9671 portland Stage 25 Forest ave. The Mountaintop nov. 4-24 The Snow Queen Dec. 5-24. 774-0645 public theatre 31 maple St. lewiston. Men are from Mars Women are from VenusLive nov. 6-8 A Christmas Carol Dec. 11-13. 782-3200 Schoolhouse arts Center Rte. 114 Sebago lake Village. Disneys The Aris- tocats KIDS nov. 6-8 Its a Wonderful Life The Musi- cal Dec. 4-20. 642-3743 GallEriEs art Gallery at UnE 716 Stevens ave. Portland. 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See website for more listings. 747-5063 Portland House of Music 57 Temple St. Portland. Mamas Boomshack Nov. 4 Micro- mass Nov. 18 25 Ballroom Thieves Nov. 20. 805-0134. Jonathans 92 Bournes Ln. Ogunquit. The Legends Live On Allman Neville Pitchell King Charles Show Nov. 13 The Weight Nov. 14 Madeleine Peyroux Nov. 21 Paula Poundstone Nov. 28 Judy Collins Dec. 5. 646-4526 Merrill Auditorium 20 Myrtle St. Portland. Enchanted Favorites Nov. 10 Shaping Sound Nov. 13 Carol Williams Nov. 17 Portland Sym- phony Orchestra presents Brahms Second Concerto Nov. 22 Polar Express Nov. 27-Dec. 23 Big Band Holidays Dec. 2 Magic of Christ- mas Dec. 11 Christmas with Cornils Dec. 22. 842-0800 One Longfellow Square 181 State St. Portland. Parsonfield Nov. 13 Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers Nov. 14 July Talk and Little Hurricane. Nov. 17 Steve Forbert Nov. 18 Portland Jazz Orchestra Nov. 19 Dec. 17 Aztec Two Step Nov. 20 Decompression Chamber Music Nov. 23 Mr. Sun Nov. 28 Jerry Foucault Dec. 2 Delta Rae Dec. 4 Anais Mitchell Dec. 5 Ronnie Earl Dec. 11. 761-1757 Port City Music Hall 504 Congress St. Portland. Diarrhea Planet Nov. 11 WinterKids Presents 4th Annual License to Chill feat The Awesome Nov. 12 Carbon Leaf Nov. 13 Bronze Radio Return Nov. 14 Robert Earl Keen Nov. 16 Papadosio Nov. 17 They Might Be Giants Nov. 19 Dead Sessions Nov. 25 Pardon Me Doug Nov. 27 Start Making Sense Talking Heads Tribute Dec. 27 Mallett Brothers Band Dec. 31. 956-6000 State Theatre 609 Congress St. Port- land. Dave Rawlings Machine Nov. 13 Nate Ruess Nov. 15 Bo Burnham Nov. Vanessa Carleton December 5 at Asylum. 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Wine tastings one or more Sat. every month 1-5 pm. 775-7560 Craft Beer Cellar 111 Commercial St. Portland. Craft beer tastings every Fri. 956-7322 Flanagan Farm 668 nar- ragansett trail Rt. 202 Buxton. Benefit dinners prepared by local chefs to benefit maine Farmland trust. andrew taylor and michael Wiley of hugos and eventide oyster Co. nov. 1 Jason loring of nosh and Slab Dec. 4 Benefit for Full Plates Full Potential Dec. 6. local Sprouts 649 Con- gress St. Portland. music Brunch with Sean mencher and friends every Sun. local Foods networking Breakfast nov. 17. local- lolita Vinoteca asador 90 Congress St. Portland. tapas mondays every mon. 3-11 wines paired with small plates. 775-5652 Maine Brewers Festival Portland expo. Craft beers from all over maine nov. 1. Maine Harvest Festival Cross insurance Ctr. Ban- gor. a delicious celebration of maines small farms and their bounty nov. 14-15. old port Wine Mer- chants 223 Commercial St. Portland. Wine tasting every third Wed. 772-9463 Sweetgrass Farm old port tasting Room 324 Fore St. Portland. maine- made wine bitters and spirit tastings all the time. 761-8446 the West End deli Catering 545 Congress St. Portland. Wine tastings every first Fri. 6-8pm. 774- 6426 DonT Miss Christmas Boat parade of lights Portland harbor. Casco Bay lines presents the annual boat parade celebrating the holidays and Portlands maritime history Dec. 12. Cross Insurance arena 1 Center Street Portland. So you think you Can Dance Season 12 live tour nov. 14. 775-3458 Festival of lights Down- town Kennebunk. local merchant sales refresh- ments carriage rides and ice skating nov. 28. Festival of trees Down- town Saco. Decorated trees and wreaths to ring in the holidays December. Kennebunkport Christmas prelude Celebration Ken- nebunkport. tree lightings entertainment shopping craft fairs caroling and Santa in a boat. Dec. 1-13. lighting of the nubble Sohier Park york. annual lighting of nubble light- house with music cocoa cookies and a special ap- pearance from Santa nov. swee 28. Sugarloaf 5092 access Rd. Carrabasset Valley. holiday gift Bazaar Dec. 12-13. Sunday river Sunday River Rd. newry. tin mountain Roundup nov. 21 thanksgiving Week- end nov. 26-29 Demo Days nov. 28-29 Santa Sunday Dec. 6 Winterfest Weekend Dec. 11-13. Compiled by Jeanee Dudley Susan Maasch Fine Art 4 City Center Portland. Small Works opens November 30. 16th Annual Santa Sunday at Sunday River December 6 Hands-on play for ages 0-10 142 Free Street Portland 207-828-1234 ThePerfectTime- The Perfect Time- ReleaseHolidayGift Maines City Magazine Callus207775-4339 Or nd us online at Callus207775-4339 Or nd us online at SubscribeTodaySubscribeToday SAVE ON NEWSSTAND PRICE 1YEAR41.15SAVE 42 SAVE ON NEWSSTAND PRICE 1YEAR41.15SAVE 42 N o v e m b e r 2015 19 Made in America Before the Casco Bay Bridge was the Mil- lion Dollar Bridge. Before the Million Dol- lar Bridge was this wooden Portland Bridge. And that arm coming out of the water Thats Harry Houdini in 1911 pulling it off again. Whos to say the bril- liant escape artist didnt take this picture himself Noits true The late songwriter and Scarborough resident Bob Crewe has left a 3 million grant to Maine College of Art to establish the Bob Crewe Program In Art Music. Because of this gift ME- CAs main Porteous building on Congress Street will house a 25000-square-foot classroom and sound equipment space in its lower level. Crewe is best remembered for mega-hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons including Sherry Big Girls Dont Cry Walk Like a Man and Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You. He also wrote hits for Roberta Flack Patti LaBelle Michael Jackson Oli- ver Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels Lesley Gore and Bobby Darin. You know youve really made it as an artist when they name a microscopic organism after you. Because it was discovered on Allen Island property of the Wyeth family Unity College professor Dr. Emma Perry has named this new member of a species of tardigrade Echiniscoides wyethi. Any resemblance to a Star Wars character is purely incidental. Just Too Good To Be Crewe No one told the indooroutdoor cart Highroller Lobster that food truck season is over Catch them at for their latest location. Try the chipotle mayo and wasabi toppings. Brand New Tardigrade Houdini Selfie Before the Casco Bay Bridge was the Mil- lion Dollar Bridge. Before the Million Dol- lar Bridge was this wooden Portland Bridge. And that arm coming out of the water Thats Harry Houdini in 1911 pulling it off again. Whos to say the bril- liant escape artist didnt take this picture himself You know youve really made it as an artist when they name a microscopic organism after you. Because it was discovered on Allen Island property of the Wyeth family Unity College professor Dr. Emma Perry has named this new member of a species of tardigrade Echiniscoides wyethi. Any resemblance to a Star Wars purely incidental. Brand New Tardigrade Houdini Selfie Brand NewBrand New Micro Raves Nobody asked us butPercy Spencer 1894-1970 a Raytheon engineer was the Howland native who invented the microwave oven. Spencer popped his first corn kernel 1945 in 1967 the first Radarange became commercially available. Above Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle 2013. 20 p o R T l A N d MONTHLY MAGAzINE ChowderA tasty blend of the fabulous noteworthy and absurd. ChowderChowderA tasty blend of the fabulous noteworthy and absurd. CloCkwisefromtopleftgalleryhip.CommeaghanamuriCetheroundplaCeinthemiddle.ComeyeofsCienCe-sCienCesourCefilephoto. Endless Summer ARCADES PINBALL BOARD GAMES A COMMUNITY OF NERDS AND GOOD BEER LIKE... 24 preble st. portland me facebook.comArcadianationalbar For Private Events email The Gideon Forbes Band comes to Blue on November 28. Portland after dark N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 2 3 Focusphotography Home for the Holidays Push yourself away from the table baby and hit the town. By olivia Gunn I ts that time of year again folks. The leaves are ditching us snow has fallen and the citys even started the search for the perfect tree to shine brightly in Monument Square. All of this adds up to cozy nights by the fire festive parties with friends and neighbors and holiday cheer. It also means youll be expecting visits from everyone and their mother including pos- sibly yours. So where do you take your family in a town with a choice for everyone If yours is anything like my family deciding where to eat or drink can mean rolling out a lot of baggage. The holidays are stressful enough without the never-ending family feud be- tween Aunt Sis and Grandma Dot. So here are some suggestions for you and yours that may get you through. Happy Holidays Up Front While you can always expect a bit of a wait the Front Room is an easy choice for break- fast lunch or dinner. Most likely youll find something on the menu that suits all three. My parents arrived around 1 p.m. Theyd driven from Pennsylvania stayed overnight in Connecticut and finally arrived on Sun- day afternoon wanting to waste no time. The Front Room gets nice natural light- ing during the day and though it is usual- ly full it never feels overwhelm- ing. Were seated after a few minutes and mom and I waste no time scoping the drink menu. Two Apple Cider Mimosas com- ing right up. Our meals are a good size and we end up doing a family buffet. Little mac and cheese here a little pulled-chicken sandwich there. Maybe brunch isnt your thing The Front Room is still a great pick for dinner though I wouldnt suggest a large group as the space just isnt cut out for it. Its perfect for a group of four. otto obvioUsly Everyone has his or her favorite lo- cationwhether576Congressor225 Congressusually it just depends on whether youre in the West or East End at the time. Since mov- ing to Munjoy Hill Ive found my- self with fewer options for a happy hour but also completely satisfied with Ottos slice-for-a-beer spe- cial. Go in between 4 and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and you can sit at the bar and enjoy a dreamy draft with a slice of mashed potato bacon and scallion or maybe a vegetarian slice like the Margherita. SubScribeportlandmagazine.comsubscribe 855-767-8624 24 portland monthly magazine The 225 Congress location is a great es- cape from the busy streets of downtown and its large enough for a big group of cous- ins grandkids and siblings. Just you your honey and the in-laws Grab a snug lit- tle booth and share a whole pie. The bar is large enough that even on a crowded eve- ning youre bound to find seats. When vis- iting with my own parents I couldnt tell what my father liked more seeing meatloaf on a slice of pizza or Sophia Loren hanging OutAbout Shays Grill Pub in Monument Square is known for its tasty 5 martini. on the walls. You wont find liquor at Otto which when family is in- volved isnt always a bad thing but the beers wine and ciders go down quite nice. Blue after dinner Nothing makes my dad happi- er than Grey Goose on ice and some good blues. Seeing as it was his first visit to Portland I wanted nothing more than to make him fall in love with the city that stole my heart. After a day of lighthouses breweries and a quick nap its time for Portland after dark. We head into Blue my dad with a clean- shaven head topped with a fedora and my stepmom Mary standing 63 in heels with flaming red hair. Fil and I smile as the two draw looks from all corners of the room. We accepted it some time ago that my parents are much cooler than us. Walking into Blue is a bit of a shock. Since Ive last been here the place seems as though its nearly doubled its size. Now there is much more space for the musicians with seating between the stage area and a back bar. We take a seat there and happen to run into a good friend of mine and local musician Viva. She joins our table with her A prettily garnished Blueberry Fields at Venas Fizz House. THE GREAT LOST BEAR 78 BEERS ON TAP... ...INCLUDING SOUL WARMING WINTER BEERS 540 FOREST AVENUE PORTLAND ME 207-772-0300 THE GREAT LOST BEAR N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 2 5 FromleFtvenasFizzinstagramglowandglitterabaiis Portland after dark date and the six of usa number that would have been a squeeze before the renovation sit back with our nightcaps and enjoy the performances by Samuel James and Dana Gross. Dad is impressed so much so that he buys another round before the day catches up with all of us. Mixing it Up Cocktails and mocktails are his game and Steve Corman is his name. After a Sunday af- ternoon stroll in the Old Port were looking for a place to stop refresh and beer is not on the menu. After a weekend out we want sim- ple quiet and non-alcoholic please. At the intersection of Silver and Fore Streets Fil spots Venas Fizz House and wants to take a peek as hes started creating bit of a bar at home and working his own cocktail magic for friends. The man makes a mean margarita. The front house is a shop of potions mixers and elixirs and were having a field day going through the tiny bottles. We even start pretending were in Diagon Alley prepping for Hogwarts. Eventually a friendly-faced man in square-rimmed glasses makes his way over and asks if we have any questions. Fil seiz- es the opportunity to inquire about bitters and so it begins. Steve Corman who owns the place with his wife Johanna whisks us to the back where an entire bar is set up. We take seats and are offered sodas on the house. As Steve concocts the fizzing brews he tells us the story of how Venas began when Johanna woke up one morning with a really really good idea. We end up spending nearly an hour as Steve explains and describes different fla- vors and techniques. The two of us sit there giddy like children mesmerized by Steves showmanship and storytelling. Before long another group joins and Steve tends to their drinks. We say our good- byesandpromisetoreturnwitheveryvisitor we have. Fil buys us souvenirs. Two mason jars of dried fruits cinnamon and crystal clumps of sugar will become Blackberry Ma- ple Lightningswe simply have to add bour- bon. And on Steves recommendation we buy a tiny bottle of Dashfire bitters. Lets just say weve never had more friends wanting to stop for happy hour at our house. n people N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 2 7 DaviDDonohueinsetaveryyaleKamila 10Intriguing Most These Mainers dared to be different. 1Les Otten Dreamweaver Bethel W e know him as the Man From Sunday River. How about The Man Who Saved Fenway Park. This year Les Otten is also The Dreamer Who Is Quintupling the Balsams to Become an International Destination on the Order of Banff. We reached Otten at his home in Bethel by telephone IntervIew by ColIn w. Sargent The Balsams is etched into memory as a Shangri- La run by Steve Barba. Youve dared to think bigger about this wilderness resort to put it on the map as a huge attraction. The scale is astonishing. Can you tell us about your original vision and how it was essential to dream differently than others might The opportunity was once-in-a-lifetime. Weve had the chance to envision a year- round destination resort from scratch with no limitations on how you could imagine the project. We rethought everything real- estate ownership skiing yoga fat-tire bik- ing water sports how it all comes togeth- er. Our model is more like a college campus than an Olympic Village and it goes like 28 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine CourtesyPhotoallevatoarChiteCts PeoPle this. In a student unionin the 1960s sense of a student unionyou slept in one place in the hub. The other attractions such as class- es athletic facilities the library were on the outside of the wagon wheel. We liked that. The thing that was cool about the original Balsams was that lake right outside your front door and the ability to have a hot- spring sauna at your back door. The Bal- sams had great food ice-skating cross- country skiing downhill skiing but the route to making it universally known wasnt as available to Steve and Neil Tillotsen. Now you can see that well have world-class ski- ing available. It was exciting to envision what a 21st-century resort would look like. Were well on our way to at least get our per- mits. The launch is underway. W ith the lodging we are contem- plating in the first phase that fig- ureis143million.Thatwillleave us with three hotels Hampshire House Dix House and the Gloriette House. The key component is the gondola. The gondola will take guests right up to the downhill skiing right from the hotels. Most ski resorts were not designed as summer and winter. Youd have the parking lot the base lodge the lifts that get to the ski lodge and then the ski- ing. If youre going to go paddlewheeling or skimobiling etc. youd have to get in your car. With us everything were doing is with- in walking distance. Hot spring spa. Walk- ing distance. Gondola. Walking distance. Cooking school. Walking distance. Start- ing from scratch we could design to let peo- ple walk from their bedroom. If I want to go to cooking school and you want to go cross- country skiing and our wives want to go four-wheel driving there doesnt have to be a transportation plan. Ive known and loved The Balsams for a long time. I played golf when I was a mem- ber of Rotary maybe 35 or 40 years ago. With The Balsams of the past the food was always great the cross-country ski great the alpine skiingehhh. We will have guests who will come to the enjoy the spa and cooking school and the spring ride the gondola just to go up to lunch and theyre never going to ski. They need not. Were the full component. We dont need to have hotel partners. We dont share in revenuewe are the revenue stream. If theres a dollar being spent its being spent with us. How much bigger can The Balsams possibly get Weve got it up to 11000 acres. When you think of The Balsams you think of poli- tics because the first few votes of a presidential election are tallied there. Youve ventured into poli- tics before. Are there any politics in your future The politics of life. I have not ruled out being an astronaut either. I have no present plans about politics. How about your romantic life Do you have a sig- nificent other Im out of the significant other category. Im dating a wonderful aesthetician from Free- port right now. Youre not afraid to diversify. Tell us about ventures of yours that some Mainers might not connect with you. Were doing very well with our renewable energy business wood-pellet boilers. Our wood-pellet furnace just made it through EPA testing with flying colors. Largest man- ufacturer in the U.S. of wood-pellet furnac- es made in Maine. Weve been in the busi- ness eight years. In our indoor-golf business weve had a break- through. Most ball spin golf systems are priced in the 10000 to 50000 range. Ours is going to hit the 3000 range. Dramatic decrease in price that puts it in somebodys home. Thats pretty cool. Then theres the drumbeat at Sunday River. I got together with Joey Kramer from Aero- smith. He and I are presenting Joey Kram- ers Rockin Roastin Cafe Restaurant. transforming a restaurant at the base of Sunday River and roasting coffee. Its going to be a fun venue. Think Battle of the Bands. When you see the Red Sox play what one part of your part of being on the 700M ownership team on December 21 of 2001 comes back to you Fenway Park. When I entered the fray in October of 2000 there was a plan to remod- el Fenway Park with a 625M pricetag. The plan was to move the park cross the street. I couldnt understand why someone would want to tear down a ballpark like Fen- way. It would have been an exacting mod- el of it the same dimensions of it. With a single thought we launched the purchase of the Red Sox around Fenway Park. Six of the other seven bidding groups were going to move it across the street. Or to the water- front. Or to Suffolk. I was the guy who said no. It wouldnt be there if I hadnt debunked the myth of it sinking in the Fens. I hired Leslie Roberts Assoc. the prestigious en- gineering firm who had done the evaluations of the World Trade Center repairs needed when the bombs went off in the WTC years before 911. You create dreams for vacationers. Where do you go to get away Paris London and Holland. But its not a matter of going on vacation. Thats not tour- ism. Im not generally a tourist. Thats visit- ing family. Im one of the lucky Jews. How many can say I have surviving relatives in London Paris and Holland Also related to luck I certainly appreciate the ability to be intriguing after all these years. SeeArt On Iceon page 51 for more on Les Otten and the remarkable Albert Otten art collection. Otten teams up with Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer above at their new Sunday River restaurantcaf. N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 2 9 FromtoppetesouzaWhitehousecourtesysusancollins 2Susan Collins U.S. Senator Caribou O n September 17 Sen. Susan Collins cast her 6000th consecutive vote in Washington18 years without ever missing a roll call. While not all of the votes were easy and at times crossed party lines Collins votes her conscience. Do you miss Olympia Can you give us an example of How I wish she were here right now. I very much like working with Senator An- gus King but of course I miss Olympia. I miss her most when were in the midst of a vigorous debate in the Republican caucus and I wish there was another strong cen- trist woman who can speak up and under- score the point I make. Will you feel any of the fallout good or bad from House Speaker Boehners retirement My concern about the Speakers retire- ment is that it will slow negotiations on the budget. This is a critical time of the year for those negotiations. To have such cha- os in who is going to be the leader of the Republicans will make those negotiations go more slowly and its absolutely critical that we reach an agreement to avoid shut- ting down the government or defaulting on the debt. I am also concerned because of the disruptive nature in the leadership elections and how it highlights what sep- arates us rather than what unites us and thats not good for the country. What did you think of Rep. Kevin McCarthy stepping out of the race I was extremely surprised. I had seen him just a few days before and he was looking forward to serving and confident he would be elected. It certainly came as a huge sur- prise to all of us on the Senate side. What was it like to be the first Republican senator to be re-elected after supporting same-sex marriage In Maine same-sex marriage had been passed by referendum and it had become increasingly accepted. It wasnt as much of a factor in my race as you might think. Id gone to a wedding of dear friends of mine before my election and was actually a reader in their wedding. Theyd been together for 23 years and I saw the extraordinary hap- piness on both their faces and the support theyd received from friends and family. I was delighted to participate in that wedding. What is the most difficult vote youve ever made away from the party line Can you take us closer to that decision That would be to repeal Dont Ask Dont Tell. Five years later in 2015 that looks like a no-brainer an easy vote. But back in 2010 there was not at all a consensus for that. And indeed when I was serving on the Armed Services Committee at the time I was the only Republican on the committee to vote during the committee mark up and to speak in favor of repealing Dont Ask Dont Tell. There were members of the committee who had served in the military and they were very angry at me because of my vote. I felt that it was the right thing to do but I was clearly a minority. Im very proud to have in- troduced the bill with Joe Lieberman that fi- nally became law and ended that discrimi- nation. To me we should be expressing our gratitude to people who are willing to serve in our military regardless of their sexual ori- entation not trying to drum them out be- cause they are gay or lesbian. But five years ago there was a lot of opposition. I had to work extremely hard to get the other eight votes that allowed us to overcome a filibus- ter and pass the law to repeal Dont Ask Dont Tell. At the time for example the Commandant of the Marine Corps testified very strongly against the repeal. There were military leaders for the repeal and leaders very much against it. Bath Iron Workswhat shipbuilding program do you hope theyll land next and how can they do it The next program I hope BIW will be suc- cessful bidding on is for a series of Coast Guard cutters. These would be essential for replacing the old worn-out cutters in the fleet. The advantage of this work is that it would help fit very nicely into the work that BIW already does for the Navy and it would help fill in some of the gaps between build- ing naval ships and keep a more consistent IntervIew by OlIvIa Gunn SenatorBarbaraMikulskyhas taughtmesomuchabouthow tobeaneffectivesenator. She got to the church on time too. At ease with husband Thomas Daffron whom she married in 2012 and at work above on a visit to the White House. PeoPle 30 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine CourtesyChristopherpoulos W ith his dazzling grin and preppy almost Kennedy-like demeanor youd think Christopher Poulos was a role model. And he isafter a stun- ning turnaround. Today he is a third-year law student at the University of Southern Maine an advocate for criminal sentenc- ing reform and a proponent of treating sub- stance use disorder as a public health is- sue instead of a moral failure. He works in Maine and in Washington D.C. with fol- low advocates and policy makers to chal- lenge and remedy the war on drugs accom- plishments that would have seemed all but impossible in 2007 when Poulos began a three-year sentence in federal prison for fel- ony drug charges. Triumphantly his criminal record has taken a back seat to his accomplishments in the last eight yearsa possibility he believes should be open to all people dealing with substance use disorder. My past does not define who I am as a human being he explains. What I have done and what has been done to me is part of my path but not who I am. Thats why Im able to walk into these places and work with the people I work with. I reject being defined as a junkie a felon or a former addict Im a human being Im a person in long-term recovery and Im just staying on this path. His work in Maine and D.C. aims to help others in recovery stay on their paths. Beyond staggering incarceration rates for people dealing with substance use Poulos remarks that there is a severe dearth of sup- port services both for people in the prison system and those who have been released. When someone goes into a correction- al facility the idea is to correct the behavior that led them there says Poulos. There is a significant lack of services in most places when youre incarcerated and when you get out. This leads to people who give up hope and return to the behaviors that led them there. While a lack of support both within the prison system and outside it is a primary detractor to successful recovery Poulos says there is more to the issue. The collateral consequences are of- ten more severe such as not being able to rent an apartment not getting a job or in some states being unable to access public assistance with a criminal record. A lot of the work I do is to remove these barriers. It makes sense for everybody. While barriers still exist Poulos has some words of advice for people in recovery. If you want to go to college apply he says. If you want to work in government go for it and let them say no if they want to. For me its been a matter of not believing anyone who tells me I cant do something or that I cant go somewhere because of where Ive been. Instead of believing that I work to the best of my ability and show them how it can be done. Small definite concrete steps on a daily basis has been the keyI didnt wake up and come out of alcohol and drug use or federal prison to the position Im in now. Its been years of small steps every single day. Those baby steps have left big footprints. Poulos says he is seeing progress locally and nationwide in the way the justice system and government perceive and treat substance 3Chris Poulos Rising Star Portland by Jeanee DuDley work flow and that means avoiding layoffs and keeping jobs at BIW. Thats my hope. To win those contracts is going to be a chal- lenge. We will be competing against small- er yards that have been building cutters for the Coast Guard for years and thats not a line of work BIW has been in. BIW employ- ees and managers are going to have to work together in a cooperative spirit to make sure they can win that very important contract. Drawing on your Caribou experience what missed opportunities have there been for Maine as a border state with Canada How could we make more out of our geographic advantage We could do much more to collaborate with Canada on energy production. In particular off-shore wind energy where collaboration with Canadian firms might allow us to pro- duce energy together that could serve both of our countries but particularly the electricity needs of the East Coast in the United States where so much of our population lives. We havent collaborated very much with the Canadians on alternative energy and I think that offers great promise. So far it has been a missed opportunity. Its also an op- portunityforustosecurepower throughHy- dro-Quebec. Youre famous for attending every vote. Is there a perfect-attendance plaque on the wall in Caribou Have you ever skipped out of anything Did you ever cut a class in college and if so which one My parents were pretty strict about miss- ing school. They always stressed the impor- tance of it and unless you had a fever you most likely went to school in my family. In college I went to class because I found that if you went to class you didnt have to do all of the reading. Im but sure it was out of the best motivation rather than a practical re- alization. I will confess that I have left early sneaked out of the endless social events that we have here in Washington. They go on for hour after hour after hour. Many of them are interesting some of them are glamorous oc- casionally they are fun but mostly they are just too long. Who are your inspirations today I very much look up to Pope Francis and I was so thrilled to be a part of the official es- cort committee when he addressed the joint session of Congress during his trip to Wash- ington. His face radiates joy. He is so welcom- Continued on page 86 Continued on page 86 A hike to the summit of Mount Katahdin is the way Chris Poulos celebrates his birthdays since hes turned his life around. Remember who you wanted to be.TM 207.773.9931 Lead a Healthier Life Counseling for women and men in a comfortable discreet environment. Providing gender responsive treatment since 1974 Back Cove Womens Residential substance use program Children and Mothers program for pregnant and parenting women Intensive Outpatient Program IOP for substance use Outpatient counseling for women and men anxiety substance use grief loss depression trauma family issues Nancie Atwell receives the 1M Global TeacherPrize at Atlantis The Palm Hotel in Dubai fromformer president Bill Clinton Prime Minister SheikhMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and SunnyVarkey of the Varkey Foundation. N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 3 1 topCourtesytheVarkeyFoundationbelowpressphoto 4W ell-behaved teachers rarely make history. In 2015 Nancie At- well was awarded the first Glob- al Teacher Prize of 1M for her outstanding dedication to research-based teaching. Her Center for Teaching and Learning a K-8 in- dependent demonstration school she found- edinEdgecombin1990emphasizesteaching students to be critical thinkers and teaching instructors to establish methods and curricu- la that encourage effective learning. Atwell and her colleagues at the Cen- ter rail against Common Core standards. In the last few years the Common Core has really taken control of what happens in schoolsespecially from my perspective in writing and reading instruction she says. The Common Core has set us back de- Nancie Atwell Educator Edgecomb cades in terms of what people learn about authentic purposeful literacy. I was a high school student in the 1960s when all you ever wrote were five-page essays. Were back there again with kids reading one book the whole class parsing and discussing every sentencemost kids might read four whole class novels a year. Atwellsstudentsreadasmanyas50books by Jeanee DuDley PeoPle 32 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine Courtesyoftheuniversityofsouthernmaine W hat a horror show. Students and faculty were demonstrating. USM seemed to be self-destructing. Then Glenn Cummings was appointed pres- ident and in short weeks a complete rever- sal has taken place amid an atmosphere of eerie calm. Next stop unbridled optimism. Who is this guy and is he for real My brother and I were the first in our family to get four-year degrees Cummings says. But my grandmother got her two-year degree in teaching at the Maine Normal School in Gorham which is now the Uni- versity of Southern Maine campus. Cummings was inspired to follow a sim- ilar path. In the course of his career he has served on the Maine Joint Committee of Ed- ucation and Cultural Affairs as an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of Southern Maine as president and executive director of the Good Will- Hinckley organization and as deputy assis- tant secretary within the U.S. Department of Education under President Obama. He also served eight years in the Maine legisla- ture including two as Speaker of the House before he term-limited out in 2008. A con- summate academic he has a BA from Ohio Wesleyan an MA from Brown a masters in public administration from Harvards Ken- nedy School and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Cummings stepped into his role as USM president in July. This followed a year of sig- nificant budget cuts resulting in faculty layoffs and program cancellationsan unenviable starting point for new leadership. According to the Press Herald Cummings arrived to a 13percentenrollmentslumpora2.5million shortfall. But just before Labor Day enroll- ment was down just seven percent. In terms of strategy first you have to ac- knowledge those last few years as being diffi- cult and acknowledge that pain Cummings says. Then you can look at where you are to- day and position yourself for the future you want. We set high goals for ourselves be- cause I think our assets are extremely strong. The City of Portland is certainly an asset but not our central assetthats our people par- ticularly faculty who create the experience for the students. The end gamepart of an integral five-year plan for the universityis to create an environ- ment where students feel welcome known and appreciated by all their faculty and the staff. Cummings is also working to improve retentionandincreasealumnigiving. Cummings also has community and pro- fessional support goals for the future of the university. The schools strong and grow- ing community engagement program places students in professional settings in Portland. We want experiences for students in the real world to be contributing to resolving our re- gionsproblemsandchallenges.Atsametime students are able to learn skills like problem solving communication and executive func- tionthings that are essential and hard to teach in the classroom. The new administration team under- stands USM understands Maine and has deep respect for our faculty and staff he says. I think that sets context for future success for students and the university. The pragmatic aspect to this is that if we are con- servative about expenditures and bold about increasing support and commitment to stu- dents and student success then our univer- sity will begin to thrive again. by Jeanee DuDley per year. My students read deeply and wide- ly across many genres. They become avid ha- bitual critical readers. The whole emphasis on kids and teachers being engaged in what theyre doing has been lost to this set of stan- dards with no research basis. As someone whoreadsandconductsliteracyresearchthis is especially upsetting because its contradict- ed everything that good teachers know about how to help kids become literate in the richest sense of the word. Atwell came under criticism in March for remarks she made to CNN advising peo- ple who want to teach to seek an alternate course. Ill say the same thing again she says. There is an alternative audience for methods that invite kids to engage as real writers and readers. Her best-selling book In The Middle Heinemann 1989 explores research-based educational methods and has sold more than 5 million copies. To new teachers I say look for pub- lic schools where administrators are en- lightened and will support teacher autono- my and research-based methods she says. Or seek out independent school experienc- es. Although were on the fringe geographi- cally here in Maine the work Im doing has had broad mainstream acceptance. Atwell has chosen to apply her winnings from the Global Teacher Prize directly to her school. Were not doing anything extrava- gantwere a nonprofit operating in the red for all time she says. The Varkey Foun- dation which awarded the prize is writing checks directly to the Center for Teaching and Learning which we are using to replace our boilers and some old carpet and to fund tuition assistance. The award ensures the continued oper- ation of the Center for the next 10 years an institution that will stay in Maine. My husband and I moved here from Buffalo in 1975 and it has been wonderful she says. Maine is a great place to be an innovatorit seems to invite it. Maineisagreat placetobean innovator.Itseems toinviteit. 5Glenn Cummings USM President Portland N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 3 3 FromtopcourtesycoastalstudiesForgirlsmelissamullenphotography 6T wice a year a new crop of 10th- grade girls arrives at the little yel- low farmhouse at Wolfes Neck Farm in Freeport to attend a rigorous res- idential school semester focused on Science andLeadershipatCoastalStudiesForGirls. I dreamed of a semester school for girls for many years says Pam Erickson found- er and executive director. Semester schools which include such programs as Chewon- ki in Wiscasset and the Mountain School in Vermont are just what the name implies a single high-intensity high school semes- ter. All but CSG are coed and most are de- signed for juniors and seniors. We opened in February 2010 and have been running this transformational one-of-a-kind school for 12 semesters now. Its the only semester school for girls in the en- tire United States. For us the decision to work with 10th graders was very intentional I wanted to have an impactwhile theyre still youngand open to the possibilities of what they can become. How do 10th-graders learn lead- ership skills Positive role models 24 hours a day for four months says Er- ickson who studied biology and envi- ronmental education at the University of Wisconsin where shes from and has a mas- ters in education from UNH. We begin the semester with a 10-day Communication Moratorium where there is no technology and no contact in or out of school. The girls are issued a pair of muck boots on their first day. About those cell phones They can only be used for music or as cameras. This sounds like quite a shock to the teenage system but she explains that it en- ables the girls to settle into themselves their community and their environ- ment. Every day regardless of weather or season begins with a Solo on the shore of Casco Bay. We walk in silence down a gravel road through a farm with fields of cows to sit and set our intention for the day. Were out all the time on field trips. Were an academically rigorous school and while we focus on marine science and leadership the girls also take English his- tory of the Maine coast French or Span- ish and algebra geometry or pre-calcu- lus. We end each day with a closing circle citing successes and challenges from the day. And the leadership skills as we build a toolbag for them to take with them sit underneath all of the hands-on science. A new partnership with the College of the Atlantic benefits CSG alumnae who may later apply to COA. A CSG student who is accepted to COA is eligible for 10000 a year in scholarship money. We have four CSG alumnae in the freshman class right nowtwo from Maine and two from out of statethese are the first stu- dents putting this affiliation to use. Its ex- citing. Pams guiding principle helping girls reach for their goals and make a positive difference in the world. Pam Erickson Leader Freeport By Claire z. Cramer Thegirlsareissued apairofmuckboots ontheirfirstday. 207.776.9558 Accurate realistic CAD images prepared for your property. RemodellingSpace Planning Real Estate Virtual Staging New Construction See the Options 207-415-6894 Turn a photo of your beloved pet into a treasured work of art people 34 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine Courtesyphoto 7O nce the word was out it seemed headline after headline followed. Speaker of the House Files Civ- il Suit Against Governor Eves Accus- es LePage of Blackmail The Good Will- Hinckley Fight Deepens On and on until Governor LePage Speaker Mark Eves and charter schools were household topics state- wide. While he admits the distraction of the lawsuit takes up a lot of energy Eves remains convinced the legislature did a lot of biparti- san work avoiding a government shutdown and passing a middle-class tax cut. He says that unfortunately due to the lawsuit a lot what was accomplished in the House and Senate has gone unnoticed. How is the lawsuit against Governor LePage going Right now were waiting for the Governor to respond to the lawsuit. We made a de- cision at the end of July to move forward with a federal lawsuit based on the deci- sion that really this cant happen again. The Governor clearly abused his power and the office of the Governor to retaliate against a political opponent. So right now were just in a holding pattern waiting for the governor to respond. Youre the first person since 1975 to sue a sitting Maine governor as an individual My wife and I did an awful lot of think- ing about whether we should move for- ward or not. 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He clear- ly through his own admission used taxpayer dollars to retaliate against a political oppo- nent. We have a citizens legislature. I need to provide for my family outside of the leg- islatureit doesnt pay the bills. Ive got three kids at home. If the Governor can do this to a political opponent he can do this to any- body who disagrees with him. We arent just doing this on behalf of my family but on be- half of every Maine business or individual in Maine so they dont have to live with the fear oftheGovernorsretaliation.Itisveryimpor- tant that the Governor is held accountable. How did you learn that the governor scuttled your appointment at Good Will-Hinckley I heard about it during a legislative session after the board had made a decision unan- imously to hire me. First I thought it was unfortunate because I was looking forward to working with the Governor. I know how much he cares about Good Will-Hinckley. I dont think anybody ever imagined that he would follow through on his threat to with- hold money from the school When the board ultimately decided to rescind their de- cision that was a bit shockingthat the Gov- ernor could have the influence to dictate the outcome of a private employment matter. What is your position on charter schools today My opposition to charter schools has pri- marily been around the funding mecha- nism in which public school systems have really struggled with how to make ends meet when a kid goes to a charter school. Its really a funding piece which we were able to address this last legislative session where charter schools have their own al- location now so you dont have the tension between the public school district and the charter school. For me the siphoning off of public dollars from our local school districts was really the objection to charter schools. As for why I applied for the position as president of Good Will-Hinckley I knew a bit about what theyve done over their his- tory for more than 100 years. For the past 15 years Ive worked with at-risk kids Ive made a conscious decision to work with kids who live in poverty who have not had the start the rest of us had. It was a natural tran- sition as I was ending my term in the leg- islature. Ill be turned out next year. This Continued on page 87 Exactly where you want to be on a blustery day Kei Suzukis one-time hobby has blos- somed into a charming East End restaurant. Rich chicken soup and fresh house-made noodles form the base of his delicious ramen bowls. 36 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine fromtopCourtesyAmberWilsonmeAghAnmAuriCe E verybody has dreamsbut residents of Atria Kennebunk Senior Living have help fulfilling them. Amber Wilson is the communitys Engage Life Di- rector heading a program that helps senior residents achieve lifelong goals. When people join our community we have them fill out our Atria Resident Dis- cover survey says Wilson. One of the questions is What is something youve al- Amber Wilson Wish Fulfiller -Kennebunk By Jeanee DuDley 9 8 Katsuaki Suzuki Restaurateur -Portland By Claire Z. Cramer I moved to Maine a year ago from New York says Katsuaki Kei Suzuki standing in the sun-washed dining room of Ramen Suzukiya his restaurant on Congress Street. When asked if he worked in Manhattan restaurants he twinkles. Actually no. Cooking was my hobby. I workedintelevisionforalmost40yearsinNew York.Icookedontheweekendstorelax. I was the New York bureau senior exec- utive producer for a Japanese TV channel. My territory covered the Arctic to the North Atlantic to Central America it was a lot of travel. We also broadcast baseball games to Japan. Wed be in Yankee Stadium with 20 cameramen. He laughs. So I thought run- ning a restaurant would be easier. It took longer than I thought to get this open. This space was a retail store before we arrived. My son Cory and I did a lot of the work ourselves. The snazzy stylish yet homey restaurant is all polished wood and sleek clean lines. I found a guy in Raymond to build these ways wanted to do learn or try Some of our residents say theyve done everything which is fine but we want to offer our resi- dents the opportunity to do something that makes them feel important. Some of these bucket-list items are tame such as learning embroidery or having a family gathering at Atrias Kennebunk fa- cility. Others are wilder. In August 91-year- old resident Joyce Pompeo took her first fly- ing lesson at the Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport. Accompanied by two friends from Atria Joyces sister wouldnt go up with her Joyce took the controls of the small Whatissomething youvealwayswanted todolearnortry tables. Two enormous planks with rough bark edges form a dramatic communal ta- ble in the center of the dining room. The chairs are antique wooden folding chairs from South Paris. He considers them I like to see people meeting strangers and talking to each other. Im amazed how many peo- ple have come in who can speak Japanese. Suzuki removed the wooden ceiling tiles took them home scrubbed them and paint- edthemwhite.HereandthereIpaintedJap- anese characters. He points to the ceiling where the strokes jump off evocatively. They mean things like ours and friend. Ramen Suzukiyas menu is concisefour ramen bowls and three rice bowls. The noo- dles are all made with a mix of whole wheat all-purpose and bread floursall King Arthur. Thestainlessramenmachineishand-cranked. Most big places have electric ramen makers. Thisisverymanual. The staff is energetic and happy to learn. A young man works in the spotless back room another measures out nests of freshly cut noodles into individual plastic bags. Ra- men needs to rest in the refrigerator a few days so we make it every day to keep ahead. Behind the counter Susan Zackaria a 15- year Portlander originally from Darfur slic- es scallions. My chef says Suziki introduc- ing her. Although all the recipes are his his role is as host during restaurant hours. wned Operated Since 1936 der 3rd Generation Ownership Insured Master Plumber License 510 Established 1936 Family Owned Operated 3rd Generation Fully Licensed Insured Master Plumber License 510 179 Presumpscot St Portland 207 772-2801 Windham 207 893-1911 RICHARD P. WALTZ P l u m b i n g H e a t i n g C o . I n c . The Only Name You Need To Know RICHARD P. WALTZ P l u m b i n g H e a t i n g C o . I n c . 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It was so sad. I called the police and the first thing the officer said when he got there was Do you want to keep it I had no idea what he meant Cessna mid-air fulfilling a lifelong dream. Every request is different Amber says. One of us always wanted to travel to Chi- na. Of course wed love to be able to get everyone a vacation experience but budg- et-wise thats not practical. So we worked with our culinary director who provided the cuisine. I supplied the music and deco- rations. Other residents accomplishments include a helicopter ride for resident Caro- lynne MacDonald 80 and a virtual tour of Nova Scotia for another. I was raised by my wonderful grandfa- ther says Amber 29 and he could do abso- lutely anything so I am totally at home here. She has her own bucket list too. At the top parasailing at the pyramids of Giza. Ive al- ways loved ancient Egyptian history and Ive always wanted to go parasailing she says. 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Iwanttobehikingin15minutes WherecanIgo N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 4 1 Outside TopCoreyTempleTonBelowmeaghanmauriCe Take a HikeZip up your fleece grab the dog and hit the trails. By MOlly Parent M aine autumntemperatures with mood swings mums jewel-toned foliagecatches us off guard eve- ry year. Seasonal wonders have a short shelf-life so we must get out there and grab them. Seek a path. While it may seem as though the Forest City is more brick than forest its actually home to 60 urban trails. Discovering them has been an eye-opener for me. Come and see. City Park Ranger Paige Button spends her days outdoors protecting the interests of Portlands urban hikers. CapisiC Brook Trail I found some raspberries here the other day says Paige Button Portlands recently appointed full-time park ranger who joins us at Capisic Brook Trail. Measuring just half a mile this walk passes through Cap- isic Park an 18-acre city-owned nature preserve that contains Portlands largest freshwater pond. There are entrances on the north end of Capisic Street and from Discover the many paths on the East End where Casco Bay and the islands stretch out before you. Outside 42 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine Rockland Avenue. Its a great trail for a quick break Button says. I often eat my lunch here. As we walk from the dirt path to stomped-down grass the pond seems to grow as we approach. Though all the citys hikes are owned by Portland Trails a non-profit land trust Button and anoth- er part-time ranger patrol the areas for the department of Public Services. My of- fice is actually in Evergreen Cemetery she says. As we complete the short walk to the ponds edgeincluding a few side paths Button recommendswe encounter dogs off-leash with their owners. A yel- low lab repeatedly brings us his stick while a wolfhound mix approaches us and receives a greeting from Button I remember seeing you beforeas he sniffs around. Dogs have proven to be the biggest wild card the rangers encounter on all the trails as leash laws arent always fol- lowedor even known. Fore river Sanctuary Not far from Capisic is the Fore River Sanc- tuary 85 acres with a two-mile trail through Cross the Bridge Not exactly a hiker Burnsome calories on this urbanpub crawl. Jewell Falls in the Fore River Sanctuary. GilSland Farm its a five-minute drive to Gilsland Farm a 65-acre sanctuary along the Presump- scot River estuary featuring 2.5 miles of trails maintained by maine audubon since 1974. enter from Rt. 1 in Falmouth just south of the Rt. 88 intersection. Fol- low paths through meadows and orchards and past a pond. Climb to high bluffs over- looking the estuary for fantastic views of Portlands skyline and keep an eye out for roaming and comically bold wild turkeys. mackworth iSland 100 acres of land preserved and maintained by the maine Department of Conservation. the 1.25-mile perimeter path has great views of Casco Bay fairy house sightings and a pet cemetery where former maine governor Percival Baxters beloved irish setters rest eternally. access the island just north of the martin Point Bridge. people forget how therapeutic it can be to get in nature says paige Button especially in fast- paced city life. Featuring elegant and casual dresses sportswear handbags shoes jewelry and accessories for ladies of all generations. 52 Exchange Street Portland 207 772-1699 Shipping Charges Apply Dont have time to shop Call one of our Boutique Stylists for help Just give them your budget answer a few questions and let us work for you. Well even have it giftwrapped and ready for pickup or shipped to that special someone. Come to Tavecchia to shop for all the beautiful ladies in your life N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 4 3 PhotosbyCoreytemPleton marshy lowlands and wooded uplands. En- ter the south end of the sanctuary from the corner of Frost and Congress streets or the north end near Jewell Falls by taking Brigh- ton Avenue to Rowe or Hillcrest avenues. T his particular hike I take un-Button- ed though shes identified it as a fa- vorite of Portlanders. Crossing the first wooden bridge into the sanctuary its easy to see why. Salt and freshwater meet at the marshes providing habitat for wildlife I spot a blue heron poking her way through the marsh. Signs along the way comment that these lowlands were once the site of the former Cumberland and Oxford Canals that went all the way to Sebago Lake grown- over canal beds and towpaths are evidence of this. Further along I ascend to the forest- ed uplands cross railroad tracks and at last reach the gem of the sanctuaryJewell Falls Portlands only natural waterfall. A bridge at the height of the falls delivers a breathtak- ing view. RiveRton tRolley PaRk Next stop follow Forest Avenue to River- side Street and the ghostly remains of Ri- verton Trolley Park. From 1896 to 1920 the park was a destination for city-dwell- ers and at one time featured an outdoor am- phitheater croquet court boat rides a trout pond a rustic casino building by John Cal- The skys on fire at the Top of the World on the East End. 207 773-3906 Custom suits no compromises. 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From the East Ends commercial district a steep climb up stone steps leads to what could very well be one of the finest views Portland offers. Visit at sunset as the days last rays hit the peninsulas tallest buildings or glitter in Back Cove and perhaps even catch sight of the White Mountains. Thirsty Try the urban hike known as Congress Street and make an evening of it. As the days grow shorterand colder explore a different kind of trail the city Refresh It has never been easier to Call Today 888-418-3809 Maria Atkins D.O. Gerry Ollila D.O. 1375 Congress St Portland CEC offers the latest technologies and the largest selection of non-invasive treatment options in Maine. Botox Facial Fillers Body Sculpting Skin Tightening Laser Hair Removal Tattoo Removal AgeSun Spot Removal Facial Vein Removal Acne Treatments and MORE Schedule your FREE Physician consultation and see what CEC has to offer you N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 4 5 MollyParent Outside is lucky to have. You might start at Loli- ta for a tapa or Blue Spoon for wine time. Make your descent down into the Arts dis- trict. Consider a cocktail at 555 lounge or a brew and some fancy fries at Nosh. To really cover this trail youll want to cross High Street which makes a stop at Con- gress Bar Grill a possibility. Once you cross State Street you have the tempta- tions of Local 188 and Hot Suppa. Your fi- nal destination might be the brick-walled candle-lit Bramhall or if youve held off and are now famished draw your finish line at Salvage BBQ. Riff as necessary. 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See why shes a perennial favorite at Jonathans in Ogunquit November 28. IntervIew By nIna LIvIngstone I lost my sight ten years ago and I also have a hearing loss. I guess you could say I am a deaf blind journalist. How would you describe yourself to me Yeah and lets see what else I have blue eyes that are usually red now because I have glaucoma and I take those stupid drops. You have glaucoma I do and the drops make your eyes red. And Im in the midst of a bunch of eye stuff now. I have kind of high cheek bones my heads sort of squaring out over the years. Im about five seven but I have terrible posture so I look shorter. When did you first feel you had it in yourself to become a comedian and that you had a gift of humor You know Im not sure theres such a thing as talent exactly. In Outliers Malcolm Gladwell dis- pels the myth of talent and I re- ally agree with him. If you get to be good at something its because you love it. Its not just practice its a particular attitude also access and opportunity. He says it takes 10000 hours of practice to be an expert at something. I dont know if I have 10000 hours on stage I would doubt it because Im not putting in eight hours a day on the stage or 10 or whatever so I dont know if Ive practiced enough in that regard. I was lucky enough to be living in Boston in 1977 when the stand-up come- dy renaissance took place. The scene started up and I kind of jumped in and joined up with that. There were places to go work there werent a lot of us performing at that time. Whatever it is did it come to you naturally Ive always loved making people laugh. In May of 1965 my kindergarten teacher said I have enjoyed many of Paulas humorous comments about our activities. So at least in with that. There were places to go work there werent a lot of us performing at Mrs. Bumps eyes I was what I aspired to very early on. Did you have a lot of support after that Not exactly. I started when I was 19 and people used to say to me Well what do your par- ents think Do your parents like it that youre a stand-up comic And I used to say I have no idea I didnt ask them. Where do you feel you found your strength and your courage to be up there Well the great thing about stand- 48 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine AlAinMcclAughlinfornPr up comedy is its an endorphin producer both for the audience and the performer. So you literally get a chemical boost from doing it. Its something I thought Id like and boy once I did it once you taste that elixir its hard to go back. Im a stand-up comic through and through. When youre in New England wheres your secret place Some of the family I lived with when I was a teenager living in Manchester Mass. Whats your connection with Maine and Jonathans I did Jonathans for the first time gee like 10 years ago or something. The first time he picked me up at the airport I fell in love with him the minute I met him. Hes just a salt-of-the-earth maniaca great guy funny and practical. Jonathans itself has been there for a very long time its a fami- ly-owned business. It has great food and a lovely atmosphere a great venue. He most- ly has music and then occasionally hell have somebody like myself. The thing is Maine crowds are so much fun to work to the combination of the two makes it one of my favorite jobs I do all year. I always say when I work in Maine I look out over a sea of gray hair sometimes and its not because they are any older than the people I work to in other venues in other states but I think that people for the most part dont dye their hair. So theres something about them thats very real. And I dont dye mine often enough so theres always a gray streak down the middle. Im not fool- ing anybody. After my shows I come out and take pictures and hug people and talk and hang out. I dont do it every time but I do Poundstone is a regular guest on NPRs hilarious news quiz show Wait WaitDont Tell Me. N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 4 9 performance it at Jonathans. After all the experiences youve had over the past decade tell us a highlight. Well this last year I voiced a charactera forgetter named Paulain the movie In- side Out from Pixar because I love Pixar. They are a remarkably brilliant movie-mak- ing company. I got to work with Pete Doc- tor who is a geniushes a writer and direc- tor. It was pretty delightful. Do you consider yourself a spiritual person I am an atheist a devout atheist. Some- times people make the mistake of think- ing if youre not Catholic or Christian or Jewish or a Muslim or whatever your be- liefs are not strong or important to you. I feel as strongly about atheism as somebody else might feel about Catholicism. I believe in you I believe in us and that alone. I dont need a God illusion to tell me its important to take care of one another and to take care of the earth. I thought the Popes visit was lovelyI dont have a bad thing to say about itbut I think its a little embarrassing we need a Pope to come over from Italy to tell our Congress were supposed to work to- gether to take care of one another and take care of the earth. I assumed they knew that already. I mean if they didnt then thats an American tragedy. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 10 years Id love at some point to do more comedy acting but you know what if I never did anything but what I do right now Id con- sider myself the luckiest performer in the entire world. I love my jobits so much fun. Especially now when I feel like the en- tire world is in a mental health crisis it just feels really great to be a part of why people are having a good time. Certainly its a good time for me. Whats your favorite season in New England Oh my favorite has always been fall. Its a beautiful time of the year. Its comfortable you know youre not trying to get in or out of the heat or cold. Fall is really the begin- ning of the year. People say its January first but in truth back-to-school season domi- nates the beginning of the year even when youre not a student anymore. n Nina Livingstone is a Boston-based freelance writer and novelist. N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 5 1 Discoveries FromTopEdgardEgasFourThposiTiononLEFTLEgCarLgusTavCarusThEEagLEspauLgauguinCabinundErThETrEEsFranCiospomponWiLdgoosE on Ice Art Sorry Third Reich looters. The priceless Albert otten collection is the one that got away. By colin W. sArgent D ear Nazi war criminals and your very quiet descendants While you were heartless- ly confiscating priceless works of art across Germany at least this stun- ningcollectionofpaintingsandsculp- tures escaped your grasp. Disappear- ing overnight in Cologne Germany in 1937 it vanished to a wisp in Swit- zerland spent decades on ice in Can- ada and when the coast was clear re- surfaced in Scarsdale New York and Teaneck New Jersey. Where is this collection today comparatively unknown and un- shown since 1987 dancing with Kan- dinskys Munchs Gauguins Klees Dufys Miros and Signacs Last year the world stepped into the darkness of movie theaters to watch Helen Mirren star in Lady in Gold the real-life story of Maria Alt- mann and her quest to restore Gus- tavs Klimts shimmering Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer to her family. The movie throbbed with chase scenes exotic settings in Vienna and leer- ing Nazis. The directors genius was to make the past sizzle to meet the pres- ent. But it has nothing on the Albert Otten collection which lives among us now in Portland Maine. Many residents of our state rec- ognize Les Otten as the man be- hind Sunday River the man who saved Fenway Park in Boston and the dreamer who is turning The Balsams into a blue-chip world resort. But this story begins a generation earlier with his father ironmonger and steel in- dustrialist Albert Otten who himself couldnt resist big dreams and objects of beauty. Albert Otten was born Albert Ot- tenheimer to a German-Jewish fam- ily in 1886. Soon his hometown of Bonfeld in southern Germany was too small to keep him down. He sur- faced in Cologne as the head of Albert Otten- heimer ironmongery where his keen sense of timing guided him to create branch plants and of- fices across Germany and Treasures in the Otten Collection include from top Fourth Position On Left Leg by Edgar Degas The Eagles by Carl-Gustav Carus Cabin Under the Trees Tahiti by Paul Gauguin and Wild Goose by Francois Pompon. 581 Main Street So. Portland 207.221.8242 21 Western Avenue Suite 8 Kennebunk Maine 207-967-6331 Ice Skater - by Michael Guinane - 5 x 7 acrylic and watercolor The Sharpe Gallery Fine art with an edge Discoveries 52 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine Holland after World War I. His fame and fortune grew to the point where he was making significant charitable donations in 1929 to the poor of his home town. His love for arttraditional at firstwas kindled around this time and soon he was a mem- ber of the Cologne Museum Association according to a translation of his Wikipe- dia entry under his original last name Ot- tenheimer. Not that you can be a bigshot in steel without irony Until 1937 he was also the major shareholder in the iron and steel works AG EHW in Thale am Harz a company that since 1934 had a monopoly in the production of steel helmets for the Ger- man Wehrmacht. As the horror of Hitlers agenda rose in the 1930s Albert was forced to sell his share of his many business inter- ests under pressure from government agen- cies the proceeds of which were then seized by the German Reich with the Reich Flight Tax charged. As the Holocaust closed in on him in a myriad of forms there was no time for art collecting as he faced life-and-death danger and with crystal-ball prescience dis- BelowwassilyKandinsKyRussia1866-1944StrammStrong1929oilonBoaRd26X15.5inches.PoRtland MuseuMofaRtMaine.lentByleslieB.otten10.2002.21.iMagecouRtesyofPillaRdigitaliMaging. DI DINO INTERNATIONAL FURS Reintroducing our signature Slenderella Stroller DINOFURS.COM f 343 Gorham Rd. South Portland ME 207.772.1344 Andover MA 978.470.3344 North Hampton NH 603.964.7772 Luxurious Reversible Slenderizing Available in 3 lengths and 4 colors Come try one on today N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 5 3 ReseaRchsouRcesLesottenPoRtLandMuseuMofaRtcataLogintRoduction1987WikiPediaentRyingeRManfoRaLbeRtottenheiMeR. fRoMtoPMaxPechsteineaRLyMoRningaRistideMaiLLoLheadofaugusteRenoiRedvaRdMunchstReetinkRageRo appeared from Germany in 1937 the year before Krystallnacht. All Or NOthiNg At All Gambling everything he fled to Switzer- land and shipped his growing art collection to Canada a stunning act of forethought. Heres where the movie of his life would follow lavishly across a landscape of fright in which he is threatened and pursued through harrowing border crossings and safehous- es Ottenheimer emigrated via Switzerland from where he dissolved his last Ger- man assets and Canada into the United States. There he worked as an entrepreneur in the iron and steel trade untilthe1950swiththeAlbotIn- dustriesinNewJersey. thAwiNg Out T he family home was in Scarsdale New York. For years and years the Impressionist paint- ings and sculptures were on ice in Canada kept in hid- ing in storage waiting until the world was safe. Finally when Albert Ottenheimer had built up a fortune a sec- ond time they were uncov- ered shipped to New York and then as the family grew to love our state to Maine. I inherited and was able to add to my fathers Im- pressionist art collection Les Otten says. My dad was born in 1886. He was 63 when I was born. He immigrated from Germany lost his for- tune but he was able to save his art the Nazis cared very little for art early on. He shipped his collection to Canada early on. The Degas Dancer statue was bought in the 1960s by my father. I was able to add to it as well. That collection is on loan to Port- land Museum of Art but it is only semiper- manent. Among priceless objects thirsty for an audience is Street in Kragero by Edvard Munch. One recurring motif in many of his compositions the stark and divisive tree in the left corner serves to pull the composition forward. This is in direct con- flict with the exaggerated perspective of the road leading to the houses. In turn the face- less group of figures in the lower right recall many of Munchs works and through as- sociation with these one can almost hear a muffled scream writes William H. Gerdts in the catalog of the 1987 PMA show the last time these objects came to light. Did Les ever dream of becoming an art- ist himself I certainly have a passion for it but as a profession its skipped me to a new generation. Im proud to say my son owns an art gallery in Palm Desert. He still lists me as consiglieri. His gallery features young emerging American artists who are being collected by many museums in the United States. Portland Museum of Arts not hav- ing a major show of the Albert Ot- ten collection while The Lady in Gold was lighting up the movie screens just deepens the mystery. We do expect several pieces to be on display in 2016 says Erin Damon Assistant Registrar at the Museum. n Clockwise from above Early Morning by Max Pech- stein Head of Auguste Renoir by Aristide Maillol Street In Kragero by Edvard Munch and Stramm Strong by Wassily Kandinsky. Hungry EyE 54 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine FromTopJoaquinmallmannmerediThperdue Lets Meet For a DrinkAnd how about we shake it up a little By ClairE Z. CramEr O n a golden Saturday the Old Port is hopping. Cocktail hour is already in full swing. Late-af- ternoon sun streams through the plate glass into Portland Hunt Al- pine Club on Market Street illuminating the austere decor long communal tables fil- ament light pendants and a long bar lined with backless metal stools. Whats with all the uncomfortable barstools in this town A few stools away a patron picks up his glass of amber liquid garnished with a lime wedge. Plantation rum. You could spend an hour sipping this drinkits that good. He knocks it back instead. The bartendera friendly sprite in a plaid shirtis straining a cloudy concoction into a pair of old-fashioned glasses. These are Green Eyes she says. Gin chartreuse lime and a bit of egg white. With a toothpick she impales a marinated cherry into the center of a wheel of lime and perches it jauntily on the rim of each glassgreen eyes stare back at me. Plaid-shirted bartenders are part of the tightly curated alpine motif here as are the folded faded vintage aerial charts of Above Lolita does a brisk Monday Tapas trade offering a glass of wine with a tasty bite for 5. Below Hunt Alpine is the place for precision cocktails. N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 5 5 Moosehead Lake with the menu printed on the back and angular wire sculpture busts of wild game mounted on the walls. You can order popcorn with butter green chile and parmesan for five dollars or brown bread with mushroom butter for three. I ask for a Fernet Branca and soda because Ive been told by people half my age that Fernetonce considered little more than show-off bit- tersis all the rage from here to Buenos Ai- res. The drink arrives in a tall skinny collins glass. Its 8.50. Hmm. Next to me Tatiana and Kate visit- ing from Boston are debating the cocktail menu. Were eating and drinking our way through Portland this weekend says Ta- tiana. They have a small map of the down- town peninsula with stars on the plac- es theyve been. Hugos last night we had lunch at Duckfat and just had amazing oysters at Eventide and we know we have to go to Central Provisions. They set- tle on their drinks a White Noise adult soda 8.50 and an In Cold Blood whis- key sweet vermouth salt 11. Portland is a really popular destination for people in Boston. When I ask whether theyre keep- ing a journal of what theyre eating and drinking Kate says Were taking pic- tures and holds up her phone. Extra Points If youre going to meet for a drink its al- ways a little tastier if it comes with a bo- nus. Lolita has Monday Tapas. With every glass of the days designated wine selection on our recent visit they were from Frances Rhne regionyoure given a surprise tapa on the house. Our group sampled two reds and a rose and shared such dazzling treats as marinated eggplant crostini slices of cho- rizo braised in cider spicy meatballs in red sauce and patatas bravas drizzled in papri- ka aioli. To break it down One person can enjoy two glasses of very decent wine and enjoy two excellent tapas for 10. T he Little Tap House on the corner of High and Spring streets calls its sig- nature inducement the BBa glass of the featured beer of the day with a free treat for 5. Theyre not just free theyre lib- erating from braised brisket over corn chips to a quesadilla to a wedge of flatbread pizza. Three of us arrive to a roaring crowd and man- age to grab the last high-top barrel table. But waittheres been a tap-takeover by a Long Island brewery that has canceled the days free snacks. We recover from this ghastly setback once our towering gob- lets of todays special 4 pinot noir arrive. Open for Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 1am Happy Hour 4pm - 6pm 11pm - 1am Sunday Brunch 207.536.0469 90 Exchange St. American Cuisine 56 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine By the Book Do you know the The Cocktail Club a colleague asks. Shes talking about the 2014 hit book by Maureen Christian Petrosky. Petrosky takes the book club conceptand its logical off- spring the wine club coincidentally also the title of Petroskys previous bookand amps it into an empowerment manifesto to bring women together to taste hard spirits. Were a group of professional women and we meet once a month at one of our homes my friend says. The book choos- es the liquor for each calendar monthgin whisky pitcher drinksand provides cock- tail recipes and some food-pairing ideas. Women are doing this all over the country. How do we join here in Maine A pause. We have to ask you. Or you could start your own or Consult an expert I like the Blue Spoons wine time for happy hoursaysKateMcCartyauthorof Distilled In Maine History Press 2015 and Portland Food The Culinary Capital of Maine Histo- ry Press 2014. Hunt Alpine has a great cocktail happy hour and I love their Saffron Sour. I love the Mai Tais at EventideIve really gotten into tiki drinks lately. East Ender also has great cocktailsI love the Haitian Divorce a deli- cious dark rum and juice thing. East Enders happy hour runs 330 to 530 with a special small-plates menu and specialty drinks. If you like the idea of a womens group McCartys got that covered too. Shes a co- founder of the Portland Spirits Society an appreciationclubforwomen. Recently they met at Grace for a bourbon tasting with a Deans Sweets chocolate truffle pairing and Liquid Riot for an American whiskey tast- ingboth theirs and others. Check blueber- for updates and ticket info. The BBs at Little Tap House are always a surprise. In this instance its a BBQ pulled-pork taco paired with Bissell Brothers Baby Genius for 5. Courtesylittletaphouse hungry eye N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 5 7 And Then Theres sundAy Ricky Nelson greets us at the doorhes lis- tening to the rhythm of the falling rain and thinking about what a fool hes been as we walk into Crooners Cocktails having just spotted the 3 Mimosas sign in the window with the brunch menu. The soundtrack here is tons of fun if way too loud and the place is a trip. Cushy bar- rel chairs lush cranberry walls Rat Pack posters black white TV thick table lin- ens old-time hotel chinaand a diverse clientele most with huge bloody marys 5 before them. We decide to split an or- der of pork belly eggs benedict while sip- ping bargain mimosas. Tunes like Elea- nor Rigby Be My Baby Dock of the Bay and Do You Love Me dance all over the oldies spectrum. We hear not a single Rat Pack crooner on this visit although we spot an item on the menu called the Sinatra Breakfast Sand- wich. We snicker imagining Frank ever in a million years holding an English muffin stuffed with scrambled eggs pork belly red peppers and gruyere. Ring a ding-ding. n 100 YEARS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD CUMMINGS PRINTING IS A THIRD- GENERATION FAMILY-OWNED COMPANY THAT HAS SPECIALIZED IN PRINTING HIGH QUALITY SHORT-RUN PUBLICATIONS FOR 100 YEARS. FROM MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS TO CATALOGS AND GUIDEBOOKS EVERY PRINTED PIECE IS AS IMPORTANT TO US AS IT IS TO YOU. CELEBRATING a century of printing 4 Peters Brook Drive P.O. Box 16495 Hooksett NH 03106-6495 800-647-0035 58 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine N o v e m b e r 2015 59 LEsprit de LEscalier Moi Enfin Its time to thaw our frozen identities. By Rhea Ct RoBBins I n a word modern. Where does one go to be a modern French-heritage wom- an when one is being held captive to ste- reotypes and how is one supposed to exist in stereotypes My can of worms opened when I took a writing class for a degree program. When re- vealing my essay topic I learned my native New England classmates didnt know what a Franco-American was let alone who. Two- thirds of their names were French. What the heck was happeningAnn Marie All fine and good but the truth remains somewhat buried even when we thaw our frozen identities almost self-parodies. With self-interrogation comes self discov- ery I concluded I was part of the problem. With the help of others Id put our memo- ries and culture in mothballs to protect them until there was a place to safely air them. Then the Franco-American Womens Insti- tute jumped to the top of my Internet search. Women with memories like mine Some written in French some in English some in both. BothAnn Marie Ever feel you had to deny your Franco- American heritage during your youth Yes if I did not want to be laughed at French jokes. Id pretend I wasnt French Until people asked my mothers maiden name Roderique. Then theyd know I was French and make fun of me.Marie Claire We share the five stages of a journey preparation traveling arriving departing and reflectionencompassing all at once our past present and future selfselves. SomememoriesIcanonlyrecallinFrench. Life events embedded in my bones cant be re- visited in any other language.Ann Marie People today are fascinated when I tell them I can speak French for years it was a negative. Now its a positive. I never expected this to happen.Marie Claire Learning ones culture beyond the boundaries becomes an obsession a con- stant companion who cannot be denied the truths the deep longing to know more and go on a journey beyond the stereotypes be- comes a quest. n Rhea Ct Robbins is the author of down the Plains and is on her quest. Dine In Take-Out Open 7 Days A Week Lunch Dinner Beer Wine MondaySaturday 11am9pm Sunday 4pm9pm 491 US Route One Freeport Maine 12 mile south of Exit 20 Across from Comfort Suite 865-6005 Spice Levels 1 Star Coward 2 Stars Careful 3 Stars Adventurous 4 Stars Native 5 Stars Showoff Authentic Thai Cooking 60 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine Bayside american Caf formerly Bintliffs has been owned and run by Joe Diane Catog- gio since 2003. their craveable menu includes simple to decadently delicious items like house-made smoked salmon corned beef hash crab cakes sandwiches salads Benedicts and more. Come enjoy the food and drinks and discover why customers love Bayside american Caf. Breakfast brunch and lunch are served daily starting at 7 am. 774-0005 . 98 Portland St. Portland Brea lu Cafe has been serving up breakfast lunch for 25 years Favorite menu choices include 12 speciality omelettes build-your-own breakfast burritos Belgian waffles with fruit eggs Benedict homemade corned beef hash. enjoy a pint sized bloody mary mimosa or irish coffee while you feast on your favorite breakfast. open daily 7am-2pm. 428 Forest ave. Portland 772-9202. Brunos Voted Portlands Best italian Restaurant by market Surveys of america Brunos offers a delicious variety of classic italian american and seafood dishesand they make all of their pasta in-house. great sandwiches pizza calzones soups chowders and salads. enjoy lunch or dinner in the dining room or the tavern. Casual dining at its best. 33 allen ave. 878-9511. Bull Feeneys authentic irish pub restaurant serving delicious from-scratch sandwiches steaks seafood hearty irish fare pouring local craft premium imported brews as well as maines most extensive selection of single malt Scotch irish whiskeys. live music five nights. open 7 days 1130am-1am. Kitchen closes at 10pm. 375 Fore St. Dining guiDe 773.7210 375 Fore Street in the old Port Facebook.combullFeeneyS bullFeeneyS Scratch-made Nice People Totally Authentic BBBBBBuuuuuullllllllllllllllll FFFFFFFFFFFFeeeeeeeeeeeennnnnneeeeeeyyyyyyssssssssportlands pub December 12 13 2015 18 Proceeds benefit the Tri-County Literacys programs Literacy Volunteers and Read With Me Family Literacy Program. Please visit or call 443-6384 to purchase tickets. Trains run at 9 AM 11 AM 1 PM and 3 PM Train Station 15 Commercial St. Bath Tickets are not for sale at the train station prior to the event. RestauRant Review Diane HudsonRestauRant Review Diane Hudson N o v e m b e r 2015 61 old Port 773-7210 DiMillos Cmon. Now through December relax and enjoy Head Chef melissa bouchards mas- terful creations. every day she offers something new and delicious. Try our early Dinner Specials monday-Friday or our wonderful Port Side Lounge Portlands getaway for grownups. Happy Hour includes a special menu monday-Friday 4-7pm. open daily at 11am Commercial St. old Port 772- 2216. Always Free PArKING while aboard. Eves at the Garden an oasis of calm and great food in the middle of the old Port. The perfect spot for meetings special occasions and a cocktail. Ingredients from maines waters and farms jumbo scallops natural sustainable pork beef fish and shellfish and maine lobster. Home to the annual Ice bar eves garden is perfect for outdoor dining in season. Happy Hour mon. - Fri. free valet parking. Lunch 1130am-2pm Dinner 5-930pm. 468 Fore St. Portland 775-9090 Great Lost Bear A full bar with 70 beer taps of maine American craft breweries a large belgian selection. menu features salads burgers a large vegetarian selection the best nachos buffalo wings in town. Discover where the natives go when theyre restless every day 1130am-1130pm. 540 Forest Ave. in the Woodfords area of Portland 772-0300 Hurricane Restaurant features the finest seafood and New england cooking on maines coast. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Sunday brunch til 330pm. Discover our award- winning wine list enjoy 10 off every bottle of wine on Wednesdays. Wicked good house-made pastries signature cocktails and extraordinary five- star New england cuisine. reservations strongly suggested. Dock Square Kennebunkport 967- 9111 Kon Asian Bistro Steakhouse Sushi Bar is upscale Asian with modern flair. Japanese Sushi Thai Chineseor try our hibachi tables. our private party room accommodates groups from busi- ness meetings to birthday parties. Choose fresh delicious items and enjoy our entertaining chefs preparing your meal in front of you. Family friendly open mon.-Thurs. 1130am-10pm Fri. to 11pm Sat. 1pm-1100pm Sun. 1130am-930pm. 874-0000 Marias Ristorante is Portlands original classic Italian restaurant. Greg and Tony Napolitano are always in house preparing classics like Zuppa de Pesce eggplant Parmigian Grilled veal Sausages veal Chop milanese homemade cavatelli pastas Pistachio Gelato Limoncello Cake and maines best meatballs. Prices 11.95 - 22.95. Tue.-Sat. starting at 5pm. Catering always available. 337 Cumberland Ave. 772- 9232 Pedros focuses on simple yet full-flavored mexican and Latino food. offering tacos burritos and an impressive array of margaritas sangria beer and wine. especiales de la semana specials of the week keep the menu varied and fresh and showcase different Latino cultures. Seasonal outdoor dining available. open daily 12pm-10pm. 181 Port rd. Kennebunk 967-5544 Pier 77 The Ramp Bar Grill are owned managed by Kate Chef Peter morency. Pier 77 has a formal dining room with stunning views of Cape Porpoise Harbor live music each weekend while the ramp is more casual with its own bar menu at hard-to-beat prices. open year-round. 77 Pier rd. Kennebunkport 967-8500 reservations recommended FromLeFtmeaghanmauriceKariherer-courtesyunionrestaurant ReUnionHot off the Press The news is delicious at Portlands new hotel restaurant. D efinitely different says my com- panion as we sit down at Union in Portlands Press Hotel. He worked for the Maine Sunday Telegram at this loca- tion for 27 years. The restaurant occupies an airy space on the ground floor of the former Gannett news- paper headquarters now one of Marriotts upscale Autograph Collection hotels. We begin with the charcuterie plate 17 a substantial offering of three locally cured meats accompanied by good grilled bread fennel mustard and pickled veggies. This with a fine IPA like Baxters Stowa- way 5 can could serve as a satisfying re- past. We opt however for a wonderfully sat- isfying wine Michel Picard Vouvray 30. The chefs tasting menu 55 for three courses 79 for five leaps off the page with three headliners. The first pt de foie is beautifully presented. Accompaniments in- clude incredibly tasty tiny pickled mustard seeds black truffle vinegar in little drops on the pretty black slate and a tasty brio- che crouton. Next up native beet salada bountiful bowl of perfectly cooked red and golden beets glowing atop a delectable dressing of local yogurt curry oil and ginger emulsion. This dish alone is proof the Union lives up to its self described farm to table hotspot. Our carnivore lust is indulged by Chef Josh Berrys smoked sirloin of beef with a nice rare middle. The whole plate works wonderfully with the smallest tastiest baked potatoes again farm freshness ex- quisitely browned cauliflower red cabbage puree and a sinfully rich blue cheese glac. Desserts like everything at Union are a sight to behold and devour. The chef outdoes himself again with a gorgeous array includ- ing autumn squash pudding cinnamon ge- lato burnt sunflower butter pumpkin puree and whipped maple syrup. We finish by plunging into the Bees Knees 9 a light pistachio cake with heav- enly lavender gelato honey brown butter honey powder and local bee pollen. A memorable experience on all counts. 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Celebrate Christmas In Maines re- lease on a Free Friday eve- ning Nov. 20 5 to 7 p.m. at the Portland museum of Art including Portland Stage veteran Daniel No- els dramatic reading. Cof- fin 1892-1955 was a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and bow- doin alumnus maine native blue butterfield bowdoin 92 is a woodblock artist known for her A Year In maine calendar. refreshments provided. while we all search for holidays lost and found Take home more than a memory 48 Union Wharf Portland Maine 04101 toll free 800.556.2783 We welcome walk-in orderslarge or small and gladly supply restaurants and caterers. Enjoy the signature tastes of Maine wherever you are Call or click the ultimate source for fresh Maine lobster. Our premium hard-shell Maine lobster is harvested daily from the cold clear waters of the North Atlantic and shipped overnight throughout North America. Stop by our wharf and well pack your order to travel or clickcall us when you get home. 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We welcome walk-in orderslarge or small and gladly supply restaurants and caterers.We welcome walk-in orderslarge or small and gladly supply restaurants and caterers.We welcome walk-in orderslarge or small and gladly supply restaurants and caterers. A free spirit . . . Portland Maine 888-373-0602 HolidayGiftsEventsGuide 6 8 portland monthly magazine Armed Glamorous Pretty cotton paisley Womansworkgarden gloves have extra-long sleeves with a pull cord at the top to tighten them and protect your arms from scratches and insects. the decorative buckle and synthetic leather palms are a bonus. Find them at ODonals Nursery in gorham estabrook Farm in yar- mouth and mainescape in Blue hill for 29. Pams Wreaths WWW.PAMSMAINEWREATHS.COM Hand crafting Holiday traditions since 1984 46 Clark Shore Road Harpswell ME 04079 207-751-7870 207-751-7234 Pams Wreaths Is proud to offer our new Product the Moose Head Wreath for the 2015 Holiday sea- son. We also offer a variety of classic Holiday wreaths and swags. Look us up on the web or call for more Information. 207-625-3322 Major Credit Cards Accepted Weds. 106 Tues. Closed Mon. 106 Thurs. 106 Fri. 108 Sat. 106 Sun. 104 28 Main St. Cornish Maine 494 Stevens Avenue Portland Maine 04103 10-6Tuesday-Saturday10-2Sunday observation hive and hobbyist beekeeping 207.773.9333 all natural line of skincare products unique gifts mead wine and beer local and artisan honey with tasting bar N o v e m b e r 2015 6 9 HolidayGiftsEventsGuidecourtesyphotos Woven in maine from organic merino wool and alpaca dyed with cochi- neal and madder root this hand-loomed throw will bring the colors of the maine coast to any winter couch soire 495 Swans Island 231 At- lantic Highway US route 1 Northport The Petite Heart Cocotte from Le Creuset is perfect for your own little mac n cheese or sweet crme caramel. 25 8oz. 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Ring in the holidays with Cranberry Smash from Sweet- grass a customer favorite cran- berry brandy-fortified cranberry wine 17 for 375 ml bottle Sweetgrass Winery 324 Fore St. Maybe Just a Sip Something Blue Mighty Little Oak Purse Sturdy and pleas- antly lightweight this little wooden handbag measures 7-12 x 5-14 just right for your phone and cards. matte-finished oak crafted by Bellota available at Port- land trading Co. 85. portlandtrad- Portland MainePortland Maine HOT HOT Sauce Sauce Burning the planet one tongue at a time Burning the planet one tongue at a Captain Mowatts - Portland Maine 207-773-8047 Plunge into the tub with these Laven- der Bath Salts from the Salt Cellar. 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These fair-trade felt feel-goods are de- signed in Portland and sewn in Nepal 20 pair available at Warm Hands Warm Hearts Superb Food open year round for lunch and dinner 207-967-8500 DEC 9-20 2015 Celebrate this Holiday AT THE MUSIC HALLTHE MUSIC HALL THE OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE production of Plus A Surprise BROADWAY SHOW 207-646-5511 Rte 1 Ogunquit ME All titles subject to change. GIFT CARDS SUBSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW in PORTSMOUTH NH N o v e m b e r 2015 7 7 HolidayGiftsEventsGuide OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST LADY 31 rolex oyster perpetual and datejust are trademarks. N o v e m b e r 2015 7 9 HolidayGiftsEventsGuide Eat. Play. Save. still only 29.95 Visit Our Maine Mall Kiosk to Purchase 207.775.4711 or visit the web to order. Learn from our Best Friend Life is an adventure...enjoy it Everybody likes SAVINGSThe Perfect Gift for yourself or your best friend. Family Night. Date Night. Every Day. Portland Dine Around Club has given Mainers huge savings for 28 years. 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Our ag ship store in Freeport offers nely woven blankets and throws in cotton and wools that are made in our Brunswick Maine mill. We weave with the best American bers available including combed cotton Supima cotton and Merino wools. We feel the quality of our Maine made products are second to none. a non-profit organization 207-869-4020 34th Augusta Arts Crafts Show November 14th 15th Augusta Civic Center Civic Center Dr. Augusta exit 112 off I-95 Saturday 9-4 Sunday 10-3 THE LARGEST HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW IN MAINE Definitely worth the trip to Augusta and right off the exit 37th Holiday Arts Crafts Show December 5th 6th USM Sullivan Gym 66 Falmouth St. Portland Saturday 9-4 Sunday 10-3 OUR 2nd LONGEST RUNNING SHOW AND LAST OF THE SEASON Holiday shopping made fun easy Make it a Maine Made Holiday Season Buy quality gifts made locally by our talented artisans. Bring this ad for 1 off admissionBring this ad for 1 off admission people 86 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine use. Maine is adopting Law Enforcement Assisted Diversionknown as the LEAD Programwhich has seen success in Seattle Santa Fe and Albany. Instead of arresting and charging identified substance users the LEAD Program connects them with sub- stance-use disorder treatment resources and communitysupport.TheresultinSeattlehas been a 60-percent drop in recidivism. Poulos is also involved with Young Peo- ple in Recovery a non-profit that offers workshops seminars one-on-one and group counseling for recovering youth. The organization is a national network that also connects people with housing education and employment opportunities. Its hard to stay sober with no home job or educa- tion says Poulos. Young People in Recov- ery seeks to remedy that. ingandinclusive.HeismyfavoritePopesince Pope John XXIII swept into the Vatican de- cades ago. In politics there were a number of senators who took me under their wing when I first arrived. Sen. John Chafee of Rhode Is- landwhohassincediediscertainlyone.Judd Gregg and Joe Lieberman were real mentors to me. Ive always loved Papa Bush as I call him for his courage and integrity and for be- ing an excellent president and an even better person.IfIhadtopicksomeoneinthecurrent senate it would probably be Senator Barbara Mikulski.SheistheseniorwomanintheSen- ate and has served longer than any woman in history.Shehastaughtmesomuchabouthow to be an effective senator. From the very first daysIwasintheSenateshetaughtmetheap- propriations process. To this day because she is the senior Democrat and Im the Senior Re- publican woman we work together on a host of issues. She is probably the person who I learn the most from today. Senator Collins continued from page 30 Christopher Poulos continued from page 30 Chris Poulos suits up and curtails a camping trip to head to a Drug Control Policy meeting in Washington. Do You Have the GUTSGUTS Join hundreds of brave Mainers for the Natural Resources Council of Maines 8th annual Polar Bear DipDash Thursday December 31 2015 East End Beach Portland Earn bragging rights while raising awareness about climate change and funds to support our work to keep Maine a special place 5K warm up run around Portlands Back Cove trail 1100 a.m. registration starts at 900 Back Cove parking lot across from Hannaford Polar Bear Dip into Casco Bay noon registration at 1100 a.m. and not necessary for race participants. Shuttle will return participants to Back Cove parking lot after dip. Cool prizes from local businesses for 5k winners by age class and also for best costume top fundraisers and team spirit Learn more and sign up at nrcm.kintera.orgdipdash. Be BOLD in the COLD Help protect Maines environment Special thanks to our lead sponsors Do You Want the GLORYGLORY N o v e m b e r 2 0 1 5 8 7 aligned perfectly with what Ive been doing the past 15 years. Has the lawsuit compromised your effectiveness in Augusta Are you treated differently Absolutely not. In fact there has been a real recognition by both Republicans and In- dependents and Democrats in the legis- lature that the Governor crossed a line. If anything it has strengthened the relation- ship within the legislature and our ability to work together. I think its further isolat- ed the Governor and his ability to be effec- tive for our state. Tell us about your education from California to Kentucky to Maine. What family therapy techniques do you think should be used in the Maine legislative family right now IwasborninCaliforniaandwasaboutthree months old when we moved to Oregon for about five years before we moved to Tucson until I was 11. Then we moved to Louisville Kentucky. I went to the University of Lou- isville and graduate school at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Then my parents retired to Maine so after grad- uate school my wife and I decided to move to Maine to be closer to family and also be- cause of what we knew of Maineall of the recreational activities great public schools small communities. It sounded like a place we wanted to be. We moved here and have fallen in love with it. Weve had three kids in the last 14 years. My background training in marriage and family therapy has been an asset work- ing with the legislature. Its a systemic ap- proach where you look at the impact of not just individual behavior and decisions be- tween two individuals but how that impacts a larger group. Working with committees or the legislative caucus or with coalitions it has really helped me bring a set of skills to the legislature that has been really effective. What does the future hold I plan to stay focused on my job as Speaker until my term is up next year. I keep an open mind and never close doors. Ive loved the time Ive been able to serve in the legislature if there werent term limits I would contin- ue to do this. It really does energize me and I feel very good about the work weve been able to do to address some of the major is- sues. So I dont know. Stay tuned. n Mark Eves continued from page 35 207 772-2801 Family Owned Operated Since 1936 Now Under 3rd Generation Ownership Fully Licensed Insured Master Plumber License 510 Sewer Drain Services Drain line sewer cleaning Video inspection locating Excavation for broken sewer water mains Power jetting Basement flooding Manhole catch basin cleaning We have the equipment to install maintain or repair all your sewer and drain needs. 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Built in 1838 the Senator Prentiss Mellen House a.k.a. The Deanery or Mellen-Winslow House at 153 State Street cuts a striking im- age just to the north of St. Lukes Cathedral. Does this lady ever have a past. Her original owner Prentiss Mellen 1767-1840 was nothing less than a United States Senator. A 1784 Harvard graduate he was a lawyer by 1788 practicing in his na- tive Sterling Massachusetts Bridgewater and Dover New Hampshire according to the Dictionary of American Biography cit- ing Simon Greenleafs Memoir of the Life and Character of the Late Chief Justice Mel- len. By 1791 hed bounced north to Bidd- eford entering the Portland scene in 1806. He was a presidential elector in 1817 trust- ee of Bowdoin from 1817 to 1836 and was elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Eli P. Ashmun serving from June 5 1818 to May 15 1820. Why Maine had just be- come a state. Hed just been named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mainethe first. After he resigned in 1834 he commis- sioned a lovely home to be his soft landing. This house. If there were such a thing as a Portland Parthenon of Greek Revival structures this is one of the killers with its shiplap fa- ade and smart shutters in lamp-black. The porch on the left side perpendicular to the street makes a gracious entrance in this ur- ban setting. The front door invites with lovely sidelights. Not to mention its a rare bird. The Deanery hasnt been offered for sale for 135 years says listing agent John Hatcher. So you can be assured its not a flip. Imagine the privacy held intact here since 1880. If youre keeping score the Longfellow mon- ument wasnt built until 1885. Talk about bragging rightsthe Prentiss Mellen House knocked people out here before it was cool. Or more correctly when it was cool before. State Street is a whos who of ship captains stately mansions. There are six bedrooms and three full baths with much of the original mold- ing intact throughout the house accord- ing to Hatcher. The classic woodworking is hypnotically simple on the antique fire- place mantels two major fireplaces on the lower entertainment including an enor- mous kitchen hearth with original bean oven in what was likely the former kitch- en now the dining room with built-in cabi- nets windows and doors. If theres a deco- rative motif its the carved pyramid. Ghosts of other fireplaces some possibly coal are in virtually every other room in various stag- es of discovery some behind radiators. The floors were updated in the 1920s to beautiful hardwood. The kitchen needs and doubt- less will receive a sweeping update by the de- lighted new buyers who fall in love with this 4004-square-foot blank canvas. With a paint job some inexpensive cosmetic touches okay a major restorationand a few under- stated bits of flash in the entertaining spaces like Dead Pearl Diver on loan from the Port- land Museum of Art this will be stunning. Interest well beyond beauty and nostal- gia is generated by the long green rectangle garden that comes with the property and abuts the back parking lot used by St. Lukes Episcopal Church. If this approach can be opened up from that side 153 State Street could really jump in value well beyond the asking price of 529500. Taxes are 7510. n New eNglaNd Homes living 90 portland monthly magazine SHELDON SLATE is a family-owned business with four generations of experience. We mine and manufacture our own slate products from our own quarries. The range of our colors will complement any kitchen or bath. Our slate is heat-resistant non-porous and non-fading. It has a polishedhoned nish and is very low maintenance. 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Situated on 2.2 pristine acres the home offers views over the protected sanctuary of Merrymeeting Bay and 450 of frontage on the Bay. 499000. This custom built Gambrel home features a tongue groove cedar interior a large open oor plan kitchen with an abundance of light and storage diningliving room with views of the bay and access to the deck rst oor bedroomfam- ily room full bath and two large bedrooms with built-ins. Also in- cluded are a boat house deep water dock oat mooring. 495000. HARPSWELL email 237 Waldoboro Road Jefferson ME 04348 207-549-5657 FAX 207-549-5647 Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson Is it time to be near the water This 3.9 acre lot is waiting for your home or cabin. It is in within feet of the common beach and just a short distance from the common boat launch. Imagine next summer by the water..... 76000 or a 1.41 acre for 37900 WWW.JOHNHATCHER.US 207 775-2121 JOHN HATCHER A HOUSE SOLD NAME JOHN HATCHER A HOUSE SOLD NAME JOHN HATCHER A HOUSE SOLD NAME JOHN HATCHER THE HATCHER GROUP KELLERWILLIAMS REALTY John Hatcher The Hatcher Group 6 Deering Street Portland Maine 04101 207-775-2121 Portland West End Townhouse 4 BR 3 Full BA 1 Half BA 742900 Scarborough Higgins Beach Oceanfront 5 BR 3 Full BA 1 Half BA 1275000 Alfred Waterfront Estate 2 BR 3 BA plus 2 separate guest homes 2250000 Cape Elizabeth Stonegate Shingle Style 4 BR 2 Full BA 1 Half BA 739000 New eNglaNd Homes living 92 portland monthly magazine N o v e m b e r 2015 93 Fiction By Dan Domench W alter Rhodes watched a man get out of a trumpet-orange rag-top Jeep in the hayfield in front of his farm- house. The engine-idling bass drum kicked one-two one-two one-two Wind blasted the old man as he drew near with muscular tan legs sticking out of khaki shorts biceps pushing at the short sleeves of a faded red T- shirt. The guy had to be in his 70s carrying a magazine in his right hand walking toward Walters screen door with a side-to-side gait that said I dont fall or stumble. Sea legs. Walter caught a glimpse of the cover of the magazine. There was a one-page inter- view in there. Walter read it months ago and read it again as it blinked once at the back of his eyes. Walter Rhodes Hears Beats And Does Not Run Over Neighbors Since his graduate show secretly sold out at The Art Institute of Boston now the College of Art and Design at Lesley University the prolific and reclusive Walter Rhodes has at- tracted avid collectors first in Boston at The Liis Holmes Gallery then in New York for McRoan and Theodore and now at Justin Hallgate Gallery in New York and London. His early figurative work seemed like frame captures from an unknown movie you sud- denly needed to see. His new work manipu- lates popular and found images with text that feels absurdly real. After your Lost Dogs solo show sold out this spring at Hallgate London Justin Hallgate joked that the buyers were all sad dog owners. Have you met him Hes a comedian. Its the perfect gallery for me. Do you have a dog I couldnt handle the responsibility. Lucinda Agan of The New York Times said your show at Hallgate New York was hilarious and oddly mov- ing. Did you use flyers and posters of actual lost dogs for the paintings People have come into the gallery adamant that their missing dog is the one in a paint- ing like Im hiding it in the studio or had it stuffed as a model. Dogs control people will- fully. Ever been in someones home and a dog walks into the room and the conversa- tion stops while everyone pets the dog and makes dog baby talk The dog seems almost ashamed of its power. Bernard Rossi has said he did lost dog portraits before you and you are ripping him off. I am embarrassed to say I dont know who he is. I dont reject other artists. I am a minnow. I got to 1990 in art history and stopped. I can barely get out of the studio cross the yard and get into the house for a sandwich. I am borderline agoraphobic maybe not so bor- derline. I heard someone say there are two kinds of baseball players those who know the statistics and follow every player and ev- ery team. They play great and make great coaches and teachers. Then there are those who can only play. Thats me. Im going to die in the studio. Not from old age anytime soon. Youre 29 years old. Maybe you will get out more later. Im 30. I dont see that happening. I am not going to name the small town where I live but I am the last house on a three-mile spit of land between two tributaries of the Dead River. There are four other houses on the road. Sometimes my neighbors stand in middle of the road so I have to stop. Its like talk to me or run me over. Justin calls to check on me or schedule a pickup but most- ly I dont answer and he leaves a message. A carpenter comes in and builds frames and stretches canvas for me in the barn. She or- ders paint and supplies and hauls them in. I dont see her much but I hear the whine of her saw and it bothers me. I am at the maxi- mum amount of people I can bear. The descriptions you wrote under the dogs por- traits are humorous in a weird sad way. I loved the line under the portrait of a not-so-smart look- ing poodle Last seen following a turkey into the woods. Please help. I could see it as a full-page cartoon in The New Yorker. Have you thought of writing comics or films I journal at night but I dont think in sto- ries. I look at an image and I hear beats. Im not happy unless I get four five beats in a frame. Thats why I add the words and exaggerate the way they look like scratch- es from a felt tip marker or ballpoint pen smears but magnified so your eye knows it cant be right and gets pulled around the words and you hear them differently. I need more beats or I get bored. LostDogs TICKETS ON SALE NOW PORTTIX.COM 207.842.0800 San Diegos Civic Organist MERRILL AUDITORIUM PORTL AND ME WWW.FOKO.ORG Tuesday Nov 17 730 PM Sunday Mar 6 300 PM C E L E B R AT I N G R AY C O R N I L S 2 5 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y Y E A R P O R T L A N D S M U N I C I P A L O R G A N I S T Ray Cornils Portland ME Festival Brass Oratorio Chorale Parish Ringers Tuesday Dec 22 730 PM Peter Krasinski Boston MA 94 p o r t l a n d monthly magazine Fiction It has been reported there are over a hundred of your large lost dog paintings and as many studies. You are prolific. How do you do it I dont consider myself prolific at all. I wish I had a voice like Basquiat. He could rip through canvases roll around on them on the floor and they sang. It took me about ten days to do a large dog painting and I had five or more going at once. I averaged a finish about every two weeks. A study took me a day or more. Three years of lost dogs is enough. I have to ask did you lose a dog when you were a kid I had a dog who was taken from me by my mother. I could have made that up to make this interview interesting but it happens to be true. An autobiographical nugget for graduate students. I did the dog series be- cause I want to run away but Im too scared. The old man walked toward the screen like he was going to walk through it and then stopped. Im Billy Haig the man said a friend of your fathers. Im here to take you to him. To Tom Walter said squinting down at him. That your stepfather Billy said. No your real father. Robert Rhodes. We dont talk. Howd you find me We dont For Christs sake Bil- ly said. Like its a mutual thing. Hes writ- ten to you hundreds of times. Okay. I have to keep in mind youre a little special. You told people where to find you in here. He rolled up the magazine and pointed it at Walter. Not many places on the Dead River like you described. I brought it to make sure I got the guy in the photo and I do. Pack some clothes. Well be gone for a few days and Ill bring you back safe and still nutty. Im not going anywhere. I get sick. Im a doctor and youll be fine. Invite me in. Billy pulled the screen door open and pushed past Walter into the house. Looks like a flea market. Nothing in here a good fire wouldnt fix. Get your tooth- brush whatever. You leave. Yourecomingwithmetosaygoodbyeto your father who is dying and never stopped caring about you. Because you want to. Bil- ly was walking toward a chair and lowering himself as he approached it. He was almost fully sitting before his rear hit the seat and he dropped the magazine to the floor. No Walter said. Yes. Because I have something you want. Actually many things youll want to add to your fuck-all collection in here. You come with me and be kind to your father and youll get them. Walter was standing at the screen door turned only slightly sideways to watch Bil- ly and because he could very often accurate- ly predict the next note in even the most dis- sonant of compositions a grimace seized his face like rock lichen. I have your graduate thesis paintings Billy said most of the work on wood pan- els that sold at Holmes and a good portion of yourearlyNewYorkcanvases.Afterthatyou were selling on your own well enough so I could stop buying. Couldnt afford to contin- ue anyway. I drove the prices up too high. Walter felt displaced. Thats what a ther- apist had called it long ago Displacement. Hefloatedaroundinananxiousdreammost of the time. Nothing he could do about that. But this this was knees sickly weak mind crashing through possible outcomes all of them painful. He set his feet wider apart. Your father is the best man I have ever known Billy said. You have no idea what he has done for you. It wont kill you to say goodbye to him to let him see your face. I never had kids so I dont know why the hell he gives a shit about you but he does. Now get your stuff and Ill explain in the car. But no explanation was necessary was it The one thing that lifted him above his peers at the Institutethe one solid undeniable ar- tistic truthwas that Walter Rhodes sold paintings. One after another. Anonymous collectors. Private buyers on the phone. Strangers walking in the gallery and walking out cash-and-carry. Gallery owners looked at him and turned their heads sideways as if hearing a tone others could not. He had the farm the studio time to work all due to that phenomenon. He should be grateful or mad or something but instead he felt an acidic hunger. He wanted his paintings back and the man who had them was sitting slouched in his favorite fat armchair watching him. Walter walked into the bedroom and pushed underwear socks and shirts into a pink princess backpack. The rhinestone spar- kles gave it a calming tinkling melody. He slung it on his shoulder and walked through the house toward the rumbling Jeep. 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