July 15, 2011Vol. 13, No. 6

Another Earth, a new film starring Britt Marling about a bright, young woman whose promising future is derailed by an error in judgment and its tragic consequences, will close the fourteenth annual Maine International Film Festival. More . . .


Cover Story

So Many Movies, So Little Time

For ten days in mid-July, year-round residents and summer visitors alike will have a rare opportunity not only to watch nearly 100 independent films from Maine and beyond and but also to talk to the filmmakers afterward. The fourteenth annual Maine International Film Festival will take place from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 24 at Railroad Square Cinema and at Colby College. More . . .

Legacies

The Man Who Never Left Belgrade

He's surfaced once again! Belgrade's Most Famous Missing Person, Joseph Force Crater, a judge who had been recently appointed to the New York State Supreme Court in 1930 by then-Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, is the subject of renewed speculation in the book The Man Who Never ReturnedThe Man Who Never Returned by Peter Quinn. More . . .

Watershed
Wisdom

More Aliens and UFO's (Unidentified Floating Objects)

Of Maine's 6000+ lakes and ponds, 33 are known to be infested with invasive plants, including Eurasian and variable leaf milfoil, curly-leaved pondweed, European naiad, and hydrilla. That this is a relatively small number is a tribute to Maine's strong "Milfoil Law" and the small army of paid and volunteer courtesy boat inspectors that man public boat launches in order to help boaters learn about the dangers of invasive plants and how to inspect their boat before launch and after recovery. More . . .

Expressions

Atlantic Music Festival Returns to Colby

Starting this weekend and for the next three weeks in July and August, area music lovers will be able to enjoy the sweet strains of classical music in a series of free concerts at Colby College. The performances are part of the third annual Atlantic Music Festival, which has brought talented undergraduate and graduate performers to the campus for the past two summers, since the festival's founding in 2009. More . . .

Fishing

Storms, Smallmouth, and Golf Balls

Did you see that massive thunderstorm this past week? This time of year the storms can pack a wallop and anglers and boats need to be aware. It's because of these storms that we decided to put a new mooring in at the dock. After diving down to the bottom of the lake a number of times to fix the new chains, I couldn't help but notice all the big smallmouth swimming past. So, I decided to free dive the lake for a while and see what they were up to. More . . .

Pet
World

Ear Infections

Summer is the best time for swimming in the lake, but dogs, like people, suffer from some water-induced summer maladies. The most common issues that we see with water-loving pooches are ear infections. More . . .