1 Postal Customer Cape Elizabeth, ME PRSRT STD U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 62 Portland, ME ECRWSS PAID The Cape Cour er Volume 27 Number 10 July 23 Aug. 19, 2014 Verizon sues Cape to allow antenna on water tower By Elizabeth Brogan Verizon Wireless filed suit against the Town of Cape Elizabeth on July 9, in the U.S. District Court in Portland, seeking to require the town to issue a permit for its proposed installation of a cell tower on an 80-foot-tall, 69-year-old water tower at 11 Avon Road. The water tower, built in 1945, but dry since 2007, is owned by the Portland Water District and is currently used only for antennas and other equipment used by the PWD to communicate with Cape s pumping station and water treatment plant. Verizon and AT&T purchased leases from the PWD in 2013, and subsequently requested building permits for their own antennas and other communications equipment in Cape Elizabeth Code Enforcement Officer Ben McDougal issued denials to both requests, and appeals to the Zoning Board of Appeals followed. The ZBA denied both companies appeals, and a subsequent motion for reconsideration was filed by Verizon. Verizon alleges in its complaint that the see LAWSUIT, page 18 capecourier.com An Independent Not-for-Profit Newspaper Serving Cape Elizabeth Since 1988 Fort Williams Arboretum: Taking root and starting to spread By Elizabeth Brogan The first project of the Fort Williams Arboretum, Cliffside, has been complete for two years and feedback about the stone walls, garden amphitheater and paths that wind around native plantings, with newly opened views of Casco Bay, has been overwhelmingly positive, according to James McCain, the arboretum project director. McCain recently sat down at the Local Buzz to chat about the transformation of the landscape at Fort Williams Park. That transformation includes not only the obviously popular Cliffside, but also completion of stonework for the Lighthouse View, project No. 2 of the arboretum s 14-phase long-range plan, which was completed at the end of June with reclaimed Maine granite. The landscape boasts a seeded pollinator meadow and yet another spectacular view. Children s Garden is next The arboretum, a project of the Fort Williams Park Foundation, is now fundraising for a children s garden, to be located beside the pond and tennis courts. (The foundation has recently added the word park to its name for broader appeal beyond Cape Elizabeth.) This third project is ambitious, with a total projected cost, including several years maintenance, of $438,000, $120,000 of which has already been raised, said McCain. The garden may include mowed mazes through a pollinator meadow; a woodland area with a fairy village and quiet hideaway spaces; adventure paths; a fort; tree Photo by Sarah Beard Buckley The wildflower garden, part of the Cliffside project at the arboretum, consists of a mixture of native and exotic meadow species sowed in 2012 by arboretum volunteers. The wide variety of plants provides nectar for pollinators from spring through late fall. overlook; willow tunnels; and a wetland and stream for water play. Consistent with the overall goals of the arboretum, all plants will be native and sustainable. see ARBORETUM, page 18 What will they miss about Cape Elizabeth? As part of Cape Elizabeth High School s Senior Transition Project in May, Wellesley College-bound CEHS graduate Jane Vaughan asked seven members of her graduating class what they thought they would most miss about Cape Elizabeth when away at college. The following is a collection of excerpts from those interviews; some responses have been edited for length. All photos are by Vaughan. To check out the plans for the rest of the Class of 2014, see pages 13, 14, and 15. Ciara Bethel (Syracuse University) There s this one place in Cape Elizabeth my favorite place. It s in Robinson Woods, and it s this one patch of really green, beautiful moss that I go to and have picnics at during the summertime. I think I ll miss that the most. Sam Earnshaw (Brigham Young University) The thing I m going to miss most about Cape Elizabeth is my family. I ve tried to designate at least one day a week to spend time with them, usually Sunday. And since I won t be having that day with my family, I think homesickness will be a big issue. Anna Goldstein (Stetson University) My family and friends because it s going to be definitely hard to make friends at college. And I feel like Cape is just a small community, and my college won t have that because it s huge. Tim Hartel (Hamilton College) I will miss the walks down to the beach the most. Monty Kwan (Vassar College) I ll miss the community of people that I ve come to know. Also, just being close to the ocean is really nice... And I really like the school here. The teachers are really great and really care about you. Kayne Munson (Villanova University) Everyone here, especially the seniors, all know each other really well, and that makes it a better learning environment for everyone... Just the overall togetherness of all the students and all the teachers make it a great place... Jordan Petersen (Wheaton College) I ll miss the community the most how close everyone is and how we help each other.
2 Page 2 The Cape Courier LETTERS / ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 The Cape Courier P.O. Box 6242 Cape Elizabeth Maine capecourier.com OUR MISSION STATEMENT The mission of The Cape Courier is to foster a sense of community by presenting news specific and unique to Cape Elizabeth and its residents, and, whenever possible, to promote volunteerism within our community. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Trish Brigham, Debbie Butterworth, Bob Dodd, Jerry Harkavy, Bill Springer, Beth Webster Publisher: Patricia McCarthy Editor: Elizabeth Brogan (Letters, general news) School/Community Editor: Wendy Keeler (Business, Neighbors, schools, religion, sports) Advertising Manager: Jess LeClair (Display ads): Bookkeeper: Dorothy Stack Proofreaders: Suzanne Higgins, Anita Samuelsen, Sheila Zimmerman Copy Manager: Diane Brakeley Webmaster: Wendy Derzawiec Photo finishing: Ann Kaplan Distribution: Tracy Northrup Technology Services: ex Andy Tabor For general information & classified ads: Writers: Elizabeth Brogan, Debbie Butterworth, Wendy Derzawiec, Bob Dodd, Wendy Keeler, Ellen Van Fleet Photographers: Martha Agan, Sarah Beard Buckley, Jenny Campbell, Ann Kaplan, Wendy Keeler, Joanne Lee, Patricia McCarthy, Katherine Urbanek The Cape Courier is printed by Alliance Press in Brunswick and mailed free to residents 22 times a year. We disclaim all legal responsibility for errors, omissions or typographical errors. All reasonable care is taken to see that errors do not occur. We print corrections if notifi cation is received in a timely manner. Photographs will not be returned but may be picked up at our offi ce in Cape Elizabeth Town Hall. More thoughts about the future of our green spaces and Town Center I have heard and read a lot about the ideas for a Town Center. Cape Elizabeth enjoys some classic architecture, from the town hall to the library to the older school buildings. Many of the homes in that area reflect a community that is unique as well as historic. Tons of potential! I am happy to hear there are plans for all the vacated businesses at the blinking light. Vacationers, potential new businesses and residents drive through what looks like a ghost town. The new deli by the high school prudently saved as many trees as it could. Smart. Messing with any green spaces, other than for maintenance, would be a huge mistake. Only small communities are able to enjoy the type of greenbelts we have all around us. Would the owner of the property between Town Hall and the Land Trust be willing to open it as an educational walk for all Capers a lovely place where folks of all ages could take a walk and learn about all the flora and fauna of that area? Rescued woman hopes to deliver towels, thanks A year ago in mid-july, I slipped on the rocks at Trundy Point Beach, fell down the cliff, dislocated my foot and fractured my right ankle in three places. Several people were on the beach preparing for a lobster bake and came to my rescue, placing towels under my head and holding an umbrella over my head to keep the sun from my eyes while I was waiting for the efficient Cape Elizabeth EMTs to arrive. One was a retired To the Swap Shop good Samaritan... On a recent hot day at the Swap Shop, we discovered that a donated electric fan, marked Property of the Cape Elizabeth Swap Shop, and in use by volunteers, had been vandalized. How sad. Along came Sami, our good Samaritan, who took the time to find a wire and tools and went to work repairing it, while his very Recycle this newspaper doctor who monitored my pulse. I want to thank everyone who helped me and let people know that I d like to return the two large beach towels loaned to me last July 14, One is blue with lobsters, and the other has Spider-Man on it. I have left them for pickup at the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust office at 330 Ocean House Road. With gratitude, Sue Sturtevant patient wife and young child watched. We just want to say, Thank you, thank you, Sami. Linda Surabian, Carolyn Vetro and Joan Schmitz, Swap Shop volunteers Editor s note: For more about the Swap Shop, see story on page 6. And what about the empty lot on the other side of Town Hall? Why not build there? If the owner is unwilling, let s buy it back! A tasteful structure that blends with the area, with shops for local artists, a bookstore, upscale clothing, a bakery, etc., would generate business revenue and taxes and give Cape Elizabeth a much needed lift. Something to think about... Gretchen Stine Thank you very much! We greatly appreciate your voluntary subscriptions and other contributions. They help keep this community newspaper coming to your mailbox. Thank you to these recent voluntary subscribers: Nancy Bogg & Mark Kiefner Marianne Heard Checks made out to The Cape Courier may be mailed to P.O. Box 6242, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 04107, or dropped off at The Courier office in the basement of Town Hall. Future contributions will be acknowledged in an alphabetical format. Please include a message on your correspondence if you prefer to have your voluntary subscription/contribution remain anonymous. LETTER & SUBMISSION POLICY We welcome letters to the editor. 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3 July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 The Cape Courier Page 3 TOWN HALL NEWS Cape s 250th Anniversary Committee prepares for a year of celebration Submitted by Cape Elizabeth s 250th Anniversary Committee If you start seeing a large blue banner at various summer functions around town announcing the beginning of A Year of Celebration on Nov. 1, there s a great explanation! At its meeting on June 10, 2013, the Town Council voted to establish the Cape Elizabeth 250th Anniversary Committee, with a charge to provide leadership in celebrating the 250th anniversary of the incorporation of Cape Elizabeth, which occurred on November 1, On December 9, town councilors appointed residents Catherine Adams, Jane Beckwith, Carole Anne Jordan, Norman Jordan, Stephanie Korrup, Darren McLellan and Barbara Powers to the ad hoc com- Nomination papers for Town Council, School Board seats now available Nomination papers for the Nov. 4 municipal election are available at the town clerk s office, at Town Hall. Two seats on the Town Council and two seats on the School Board will be up for election. The seats are currently held by Councilors Kathy Ray and David Sherman and School Board members Joanna Morrissey and Elizabeth Scifres. All are three-year terms to expire Dec. 11, Qualified nominees must be registered to vote in Cape Elizabeth and have residency mittee. Carrie Dyer was later added as an eighth member. Town Manager Mike McGovern attends the meetings as staff representative. At its first meeting on Feb. 25, Barbara Powers was elected chairperson, and the committee began discussing a variety of events designed to celebrate this important occasion in Cape Elizabeth s history. Important partnerships with Cape s Historical Society, Farm Alliance, Fort Williams Foundation, Community Services, and the schools are already underway, with additional contacts being pursued with other organizations and businesses that may wish to participate. The Inn by the Sea anticipates hosting see ANNIVERSARY, page 6 during the term of office. Nominees must also collect between 25 and 100 signatures of registered Cape voters and appear in person prior to the Sept. 5 deadline to complete nominating papers. Candidates are encouraged to contact the town clerk prior to erecting political signs, as the town ordinance dictates the size and placement of political signs. The town clerk s office is open Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4. p.m. Contact her at or Late lawmaker Richard D. Hewes honored Longtime Cape Elizabeth resident and Maine lawmaker Richard D. Hewes passed away at home on July 8 at age 87. Hewes, a lawyer, had a long history of service in Maine and Cape Elizabeth. He began his political career here when he was elected to the Cape Elizabeth School Board. He served as a State Representative to the Maine Legislature, representing Cape Elizabeth from 1966 until the late 1970s. He served as chairman of the Judiciary Committee and, in 1972, was elected Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. From , he represented Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and part of Scarborough in the Maine Senate. In 1983 Hewes was appointed Cumberland County Commissioner by Gov. Joseph Brennan. Gov. Paul LePage honored Hewes by ordering the State of Maine flags in Cape Elizabeth to be flown at half-staff on July 11, the day of his funeral. Mr. Hewes served the State of Maine with great distinction, and his record of public service had a profound influence on politics, Gov. LePage said. Cape Elizabeth real estate transfers for January, February, March 2014 NEW OWNER PREVIOUS OWNER LOCATION SALE PRICE TYPE / USE GRAMSE, PATRICIA M. BERMAN RICHARD R. 0 CUNNER LANE $ 20,000 VACANT LAND LYON, KAREN L. MOBERG JUDITH J. 3 OAKVIEW DRIVE $ 173,000 CONDOMINIUM BLANCHARD, YVETTE MURRAY BARBARA J. 22 OAKVIEW DRIVE $ 163,000 CONDOMINIUM BRIGGS, LAURA MUGNANI MARILYN G. 12 OAKVIEW DRIVE $ 0 CONDOMINIUM MOORE, JANET E. FITZPATRICK ASSOCIATES INC 6 PHOEBE S WAY $ 442,722 CONDOMINIUM SAWYER, CAROL C. FITZPATRICK ASSOCIATES INC 8 PHOEBE S WAY $ 431,570 CONDOMINIUM HAYES, AMBER L. DARLING DANA R. 136 TWO LIGHTS ROAD $ 410,000 SINGLE FAMILY DOYON, CHRISTINA LAVIGNE ROXANNE E. ESTATE 58 SCOTT DYER ROAD $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY LYNCH, KRISTA M. BURNS MARY S. 15 CRESCENT VIEW AVE. $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY LOMBARD, JOHN T. KLEEMAN CHRISTOPHER 3 KATAHDIN ROAD $ 460,000 SINGLE FAMILY SCAGLIONE, SALVATORE W. FARRINGTON ELAINE LEE 590 SHORE ROAD $ 299,900 SINGLE FAMILY RUBEN BRUCE TRUST RUBEN BRUCE L. 6 CHERRY CIRCLE $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY ANTON, ERIC ANTON ALEXANDER 6 SEA VIEW AVENUE $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY THOMAS, GRACE A. FITZPATRICK ASSOCIATES INC 26 PHOEBE S WAY $ 538,775 SINGLE FAMILY GROSS, CLINTON B. TRUST GROSS CLINTON B. ESTATE 4 GLEN AVENUE $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY BURKA, DOUGLAS R. BERRY JUNE C. 73 LONG POINT LANE $ 564,000 SINGLE FAMILY EARNSHAW, MARK DAVID PARET RONALD S. 58 RICHMOND TERRACE $ 305,000 SINGLE FAMILY FRANCESCONE, MICHAEL J. KALLNER BOBBIE L. 18 HUNTS POINT ROAD $ 589,900 SINGLE FAMILY ROGGE GERALDINE C. TRUST ROGGE CHRISTOPHER M. 19 PHILIP ROAD $ 275,000 SINGLE FAMILY REYNOLDS, KATHLEEN S. BOWDLER MICHAEL C. 29 TRUNDY ROAD $ 377,500 SINGLE FAMILY METZGER, KATHLEEN MARSHALL ARLAN TRUST 515 DELANO PARK $2,900,000 WATERFRONT AHEARN, MARIE KNAUFT M. ELIZABETH 8 ELMWOOD ROAD $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY BAK, LISA A. BAK JOSEPH J. & 6 DYER LANE $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY CUTLIP, MICHAEL B. HUMISTON, LEON & MAUREEN 44 WARREN AVENUE $ 425,000 THREE FAMILY SMITH, SHELDON V. JR KER, LAURA E. 312 OCEAN HOUSE RD 1 $ 180,000 CONDOMINIUM 312 OCEAN HOUSE LLC DILL, CYNTHIA 312 OCEAN HOUSE RD 2 $ 146,000 CONDOMINIUM GEDDES, JAMES J. MCKINLEY, WILLIAM E. 16 WILDWOOD DRIVE $ 234,850 CONDOMINIUM STASZKO, MICHAEL W. STASZKO, MARY K. 4 ABACO DRIVE $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY RINALDI, T. ANDREW PEDRO, STEPHEN R. 12 WABUN ROAD $ 407,000 SINGLE FAMILY CONNOLLY, TIMOTHY D. HEIMONEN, NANCY LYNN 15 LYDON LANE $ 442,500 SINGLE FAMILY BOGGS, STEPHANIE METTE, STEPHEN A. 5 OVERLOOK LANE $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY COLLINS, CRAIG LEDROUX, ERIC J. 2 DERMOT DRIVE $ 565,000 SINGLE FAMILY BILODEAU, LOUISE DONOVAN, SUSAN M SAWYER ROAD $ 325,000 SINGLE FAMILY BUTERBAUGH, CARRY CIOCCA, ANGELO 15 TRUNDY ROAD $ 315,000 SINGLE FAMILY CANTARA FAMILY TRUST 2014 LEVESQUE, MICHELE M. 1 WABUN ROAD $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY SCHAEFFER, TAMMI H. FREHM, ERIC J. 64 CROSS HILL ROAD $ 730,000 SINGLE FAMILY BOWDLER, LIANA LIV. TRUST TOVEY, LIANA M. 1 POND VIEW ROAD $ 0 SINGLE FAMILY SMAHA, DAVID B. CONNORS, MICHAEL J. 21 EASTFIELD ROAD $ 195,000 SINGLE FAMILY VOZZELLI, MICHAEL A. MCGRATH, LAURA H. 4 HERITAGE COURT $ 707,500 SINGLE FAMILY TAFT, EILEEN WILLARD, BEACH LLC 86 OCEAN VIEW ROAD $ 204,000 SINGLE FAMILY FEGLEY, NICHOLAS A. ROTE, DANIEL STONE 293 FOWLER ROAD $ 268,000 SINGLE FAMILY KING PINE CAPITAL LLC MCARDLE, FRANCES H. EST. 23 BROAD COVE ROAD $ 260,000 SINGLE FAMILY MCGRATH, LAURA HOURIHAN HUNNEMAN, DEXTER R & 1218 SHORE ROAD $ 507,050 SINGLE FAMILY FOURRE JOSEPH M. HOSMER, IRIS C 24 HIGH VIEW ROAD $ 341,500 SINGLE FAMILY 1234 SHORE ROAD LLC KEY BANK OF MAINE 1234 SHORE ROAD $ 525,000 COMMERCIAL John Olsson, Owner on every project. Specializing in residential remodeling for over 20 years. Additions. Kitchens & Baths Custom Cabinetry. Repairs Insured Local References (207) Lead Safety Certified Remodeler
4 Page 4 The Cape Courier N AT U R E July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 NATURAL HAPPENINGS Supermoon on display again in August By Erika Carlson Rhile, Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Education Committee chair Don t forget to check out the sky. A reminder for late July: July 28-29: Peak of Delta Aquarids meteor shower. Look for up to 20 meteors per hour radiating from the constellation Aquarius. This should be a good year because the crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for viewing. Here is what to watch for in August: Aug. 10: Full Sturgeon Moon. The moon will be at its closest to Earth sometimes called a Supermoon. It will look slightly larger and brighter. Aug : Peak of Perseids Me- teor Shower, with up to 60 meteors per hour. Aug. 18: Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. This rare planetary event will be visible at 4:47 a.m. (just before sunrise). Look to the east. Skunks like to lounge by beehives, catching and eating bees. Goldenrods and asters are blooming. Robins switch their dietary preference from insects to fruit, already preparing for winter. Check milkweed for monarch caterpillars let s hope it s a better year for them. Mashed-up jewelweed relieves the itching and inflammation from poison ivy. Photos by Martha Agan A monarch butterfly, above, and the milkweed plant, shown in bloom below, that the monarch caterpillars rely upon as their only food source. Look for them on the plants in August! Did you know? Her e ar e four great reasons to con s id er b u ying a ho m e t oday, in stead o f wai tin g... Pri c e s W il l Con t in u e to Ri s e Mor tga g e In te r es t R at e s Ar e I n c re as in g Eith er Way, You ar e Pay ing a M ort ga ge It s Ti m e t o M o ve On w i th Your Li f e Th is i s a n op p ortu n e ti m e t o b u y o r s el l a h o me. O u r ex p e ri en ce d a ge n t s at R E/M AX OC E AN SI D E w il l gu id e y ou t h r ou gh t h e p r o c e s s. Ask us how! We Buy & Sell Cape. RE/MAX OCEANSIDE 1237 Shore Road Cape Elizabeth Each Office Independently Owned and Operated
5 July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 B2B/TRI FOR PRESERVATION The Cape Courier Page 5 TD Beach to Beacon draws world-class field Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi will join a deep group of American distance runners including Olympic medalist Shalane Flanagan and Maine native Ben True for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Aug. 2. Both of the defending champions Kenyans Micah Kogo and Joyce Chepkirui also are returning to headline a 30-runner professional field dotted with Olympians, world champs and record setters, organizers announced July 11. We put together a solid American contingent last year, but I think this one is even stronger, especially on the women s side, where a number of Americans are capable of sub 33s, said Larry Barthlow, the elite athlete coordinator for the TD Beach to Beacon. On the men s side, favorite son Ben True is making his return to Maine with his sights set on winning the race, and he certainly is more than capable. But there also are a handful of international runners who will have something to say about that. We re set up for another great race day. Prize money for the winner of the men s and women s races is $10,000. In all, nearly $60,000 in prize money will be awarded to the top finishers and place winners in the various categories for men and women. Northeast Delta Dental also is providing a $2,500 bonus to any runner who breaks an open course record. The world-class athletes will join a race day field of more than 6,200 runners who will wind along the fast, relatively flat course that begins near the Crescent Beach State Park entrance on Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth and ends 6.2 miles later in Fort Williams Park at the Portland Head Light. Some Cape roads will be closed in the morning. (See box at right. Maine talent The elite distance runners from around the world who come to Cape Elizabeth get much of the attention, but one thing that has become clear over the years is that Maine produces a number of runners who can compete on the national stage, and many have showcased their talents in the TD Beach to Beacon 10K by earning a title as the state road race champion. On the men s side, Louie Luchini of Ellsworth, the 2011 Maine champ (30:36), is returning this year and will share the favorite label with Will Geoghegan of Brunswick, a Dartmouth All-American who finished second last year (30:34). Jonny Wilson of Falmouth also is back, determined to improve on his third place (30:49) finish in 2013, which followed two consecutive runner-up finishes. Defending champ Riley Masters is not in the race this year as he is focusing on his budding professional career as a 1,500-meter specialist. For the women, defending champ Erica Jesseman of Scarborough (34:17.6), who narrowly missed the course record, is expected to face stiff competition from Michelle Lilienthal, a professional runner from the Midwest who recently moved to Maine and now lives in Portland. Lilienthal got the best of Jesseman at the L.L. Bean 10K and has her sights on her first Maine resident title. Other contenders include a pair of former Maine high school phenoms now running collegiately Abbey Leonardi of Kennebunkport (Oregon) and Emily Durgin of Standish (UConn). Threetime champ Sheri Piers of Falmouth also will be in the hunt. Open Sports Medicine Symposium is July 31 The medical team for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race is conducting a Sports Medicine Symposium on Thursday, July 31, aimed at medical personnel as well as runners and anyone interested in fitness. The free symposium will take place at the Dana Center Auditorium at Maine Medical Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Speakers, including race director Dave McGillivray, will cover a range of topics, including massage therapy, crisis management in race medicine, and preparation for a race medical tent. Road closings On race day, the following roads will be closed to traffic (except shuttle buses): Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road closed 6 to 10 a.m. Crescent Beach State Park not accessible until 9 a.m. Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to Old Ocean House Road: 7:30 to 10 a.m. Old Ocean House Road (all) 7:30 to 10 a.m. Route 77, at Hillway: 7:30 to 10 a.m. Shore Road south of Fort Williams closed at 7:30 a.m. All of Fowler Road (except shuttle buses) closed 7:15 to 10 a.m. Scott Dyer Road eastbound closed 6:45 to 8 a.m. Tri for Preservation set for Aug. 17 The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust s fourth annual Tri for Preservation Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike is set for Sunday, August 17. The event, which benefits land conservation in Cape Elizabeth, will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Crescent Beach State Park. Race options The triathlon includes a 500-yard ocean swim along the cove of Crescent Beach. Participants then transition to a 14.5-mile bike course, followed by a 3-mile run on a fire road along the shore of Crescent Beach toward Kettle Cove, and a run back along Route 77. People have the option of forming triathlon teams. Organizers set aside a number of slots for the teams. The triathlon serves as a state-qualifying event for the National Senior Games competition to be held next summer. Athletes who have turned 45 years old by Dec. 31, 2014, are eligible. People who don t want to run can participate in the aquabike competition, which includes the same swim and bike course as the triathlon but concludes after the bike leg of the race. The event also includes a duathlon, a 1.1-mile out-and-back run on the Crescent Beach fire road, a 14.5-mile bike course and a 3-mile run to the finishing line. Pancake breakfast After the race, CELT and the Cape Elizabeth Lions Club will co-host a beachside wild-blueberry pancake breakfast for all athletes, followed by an awards ceremony. The breakfast, sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, is free for athletes and $5 for people who aren t competing. Race registration $89 for the triathlon, the aquabike and the duathlon, and $129 for triathlon team will include a one-day pass at Crescent Beach State Park and a Tri for Preservation T-shirt. Go to to register. Noyes, Hall & Allen Insurance is the leading sponsor for the event. Contact Chris Franklin at or or Ted Darling at or for more information.
6 Page 6 The Cape Courier RECYCLING July 23 - August 19, 2014 Capers are asked to please share responsibility for Swap Shop stewardship By Jamie Garvin, Cape Elizabeth Recycling Committee As the old saying goes, One person s trash is another person s treasure. And many of us can rattle off stories of treasures we ve come home with from the Swap Shop at the Recycling Center. A good trip to the Recycling Center often winds up with more stuff coming home than what you took there to begin with. From sporting equipment and children s toys, to housewares and books, the Swap Shop is a trove of second-hand items (and sometimes third, fourth, fifth ) that is a tremendous community resource. It not only helps us achieve our goal of reducing the overall amount of household waste going into the trash which is good for the environment The Swap Shop at the Recycling Center and lowers our disposal costs but also lets many Cape residents benefit from squeezing of the facility. It starts with what should, or more impormore life out of gently used items. tantly shouldn t, be left at the Swap Shop in But like any community resource, it needs the fi rst place. Some of the prohibited items to be cared for. The dedicated staff at the Re(regardless of working condition) that frecycling Center, along with a group of comquently show up in the Swap Shop include: mitted volunteers, does a tremendous job of TVs; computer monitors; CPUs and lapseparating the wheat from the chaff at the tops; desktop offi ce equipment; mattresses Swap Shop. As citizens and users, we share and box springs; sofas, love seats and large the responsibility of sorting out the valuable chairs; microwaves; refrigerators; A/C units from the worthless and being good stewards Anniversary Cont. from page 3 a kickoff event on Nov. 1, with an open house for Cape Elizabeth residents, and plans are underway for a ticketed gala event for November 1, Also, Pond Cove School recently received a CEEF grant for two artists in residence to lead a Local Stories Project, including creation of a physical theater performance of Cape s and dehumidifiers; and tires. Not only are these not suitable for the Swap Shop, but they require a fee for disposal so please see the attendants for details. Any clothing items should be deposited in the Goodwill receptacle to the right of the Bottle Shed. And while left off with good intentions, items broken beyond easy and reasonable repair, and games or toys with missing pieces, only add to the mountains of unsightly messes that grow throughout the day. A good rule of thumb when leaving an item is to ask yourself whether you d give it to a friend or neighbor to use, or if you yourself would still use it if you had the need. Perhaps in some ways, we ve become victims of our own success in terms of spreading the message of reducing the amount of waste going into the compactor. But if ultimately an item has no genuine use left in it, then the trash is where it belongs and frankly, where it will wind up anyway, but only after temporarily cluttering the Swap Shop and making unnecessary work for the staff and volunteers to transfer it to the hopper. If you re interested in volunteering your time at the Swap Shop, please contact the Recycling Committee. And while for many of us, a trip to the Recycling Center is frantically squeezed in between any number of other errands and chores, if you re at the Swap Shop and see something misplaced or inappropriately left, feel free to take a moment to put it where it belongs. Every little bit helps, and if we all embrace the attitude of leaving it a little better than we found it, the Swap Shop will continue to be a source of found treasures for years to come. history as well as the design and production are working toward is Saturday, August 29, ship with the PSO will carry forward beof a permanent mural depicting important 2015, pending all appropriate town approv- yond the 250th celebration. Bus tours, historic site presentations, historic sites the children will have studied. als. Sponsors will soon be contacted, and Another significant event is being en- it is anticipated that host committee oppor- streetlight banners, activities with local thusiastically pursued by 250th committee tunities will be offered to interested Cape children, and many other activities are bemembers in partnership with Fort Williams residents. The performance would be in ing considered, as additional organizations Foundation representatives and the Portland honor of both the 250th anniversary and and individuals continue to offer their ideas Symphony Orchestra. Efforts are underway the town s beautiful Fort Williams Park, for opportunities to celebrate the past and to initiate a long-desired return of the or- with some of the proceeds earmarked for connect as a community. The committee chestra to Fort Williams Park next summer the Children s Garden arboretum project. members welcome your thoughts and ideas. for a special performance, to be named A More details will be available as planning Stay tuned for more details as plans are furnight at the Light. The proposed date they continues and it is hoped that this partner- ther developed and finalized.
7 July 23 - August 19, 2014 The Cape Courier Page 7 POLICE, FIRE & RESCUE Stone wall struck by vehicle and witness gone; possible hit and run on Shore Road 7-1 Reported by Elizabeth Brogan COMPLAINTS 6-19 An officer met with a resident of the Old Ocean House Road area about a harrassment complaint An officer met with a resident of the Fowler Road area about a criminal threatening complaint Two officers responded to a residence in the Ocean House Road area for a wellbeing check An officer discovered an abandoned moped parked off the road along Route 77 with a plate illegally attached. The vehicle was taken to the police department and owner contacted An officer responded to Shore Road by Delano Park about a report of a stone wall being struck by a motor vehicle. Upon arrival, the vehicle was gone, as well as an unidentified bicyclist who may have observed the incident An officer met with a resident of the Old Ocean House Road area about a realty sign on the caller s property having been broken. 7-1 A resident of Two Lights Road dropped off a Razor scooter found on his property at the police department. 7-1 Two officers responded to a residence in the Ocean House Road area for a domestic disturbance. 7-1 An officer received a purse that had been found on Two Lights Road. The owner was identified and the purse returned An officer met with a resident of the Mitchell Road area about a suspicious person seen in the area. An officer met with a resident of the Mitchell Road area about a motor vehicle violation complaint. An officer met with a resident of the Mitchell Road area about the theft of a purse that contained credit cards, identification, and some money. An officer met with a resident of the Shore Road area about a possible hit and run accident. An officer met with a resident of the Two Lights Road area about a problem with a private contractor. An officer met with a subject about a possible suspicious person observed two weeks earlier. An officer met with a resident who turned in a nonfunctioning firearm for disposal. ARRESTS 6-28 Windham resident, warrant, Ocean House Road 6-28 Portland resident, indecent conduct, Dyer Hutchins Trail System 6-29 Cape Elizabeth resident, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, Preble Street 6-30 Cape Elizabeth resident, operating after license suspension, Preble Street ACCIDENTS 6-24 Brent Todorich on Two Lights Road 6-27 Aileen Morrissey and unknown driver on Shore Road Paul Tremont and Jonathan Hughes at Fort Williams Claire Muscat on Oakhurst Road Heather Hastbacka on Bowery Beach Road SUMMONSES 6-24 Portland resident, unregistered motor vehicle, Ocean House Road, $ Portland resident, failure to produce insurance, Route 77, $ Portland resident, uninspected motor vehicle, Shore Road, $ Stuart, Fla., resident, speed 63/50, $ South Portland resident, Chase Street, South Portland, uninspected motor vehicle, $131, failure to produce insurance, $171, unregistered motor vehicle $ Cape Elizabeth resident, uninspected vehicle, Scott Dyer Road, $ Portland resident, indecent conduct, Sawyer Road, $ Cape Elizabeth resident, possession of schedule W drug, Preble Street Cape Elizabeth resident, possession of schedule Z drug, Preble Street 6-30 Cape Elizabeth resident, operating after license suspension, Preble Street 6-30 Cape Elizabeth resident, operating with expired license, $ South Portland resident, speed 41/25, Scott Dyer Road, $ Palmyra resident, uninspected motor vehicle, Ocean House Road, $ Cape Elizabeth resident, operating after license suspension, Spurwink Avenue Scarborough resident, unregistered motor vehicle, Route 77, $70 Portland resident, failure to produce insurance, Ocean House Road, $171 Portland resident, unregistered motor vehicle, Route 77, $70 Cape Elizabeth resident, uninspected motor vehicle, $133 South Portland resident, uninspected vehicle, Two Lights Road, $133 Philadelphia, Pa., resident, speed 47/30, Shore Road, $185 JUVENILE SUMMONSES 6-27 Speed 41/30 $137 FIRE CALLS 6-25 South Portland, mutual aid 6-25 Stonegate Road, lightning strike 6-27 Ocean House Road, motor vehicle accident 6-27 South Portland, mutual aid 6-27 Shore Road, CO incident 6-27 Portland, mutual aid 6-29 Ocean House Road, electrical fire 7-1 Shore Road, motor vehicle accident 7-4 Spurwink Road, fire alarm 7-4 Ocean Avenue, investigation 7-5 Richmond Terrace, fire alarm 7-7 Killdeer Road, CO alarm RESCUE CALLS There were 32 runs to Maine Medical Center. 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8 Page 8 The Cape Courier July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 NEIGHBORS Rebecca Millett was elected vice chair of the New England Board of Higher Education s Legislative Advisory Committee. The committee was created to encourage a regional approach by policymakers when setting an agenda for higher education in each New England state and the region as a whole. The NEBHE tuition-break program, the New England Regional Student Program, enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the tuition break when they enroll in an approved major not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home state. Millett, a state senator who represents South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and a part of Scarborough, lives in Cape with her husband Kevin Kobel and their two children. Rebecca Millett Seven Cape Elizabeth residents at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham were named to the spring-semester dean s list at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. They are Peter Campbell, Thomas Campbell, Emily Donovan, Ariana Mortello, Julian Wukitsch, Shayron Yeaw and James Yokabaskas. Three Cape students who attend USM part time also were named to the dean s list: Lavena Jordan, Michelle Christine Mallory, and Haley Ellen Thompson. More Neighbors on page 9, 20 Tanner Garrity, a member of Cape Elizabeth High School s Class of 2010, graduated this spring from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., with a bachelor of science in marketing. While at Clemson, he was an active member of Beta Theta Phi fraternity. He is the son of Jerry and Susan Garrity. Following graduation, Tanner relocated to New Orleans, La., where he is working for Milwaukee Tool in their management training program. Tanner Garrity James Croft has joined Chalmers Insurance Groups in Bridgton as account executive in its benefits division. Before joining Chalmers, Croft was vice president of sales at Living Wealth Partners, and previously he held sales management positions at John Hancock and Prudential. At Chalmers, Croft sells and manages life, disability, long-term care, and small group health plans for clients in Maine and New Hampshire. Four Cape Elizabeth students recently were named to the spring-semester dean s list at Colby College in Waterville. Joseph E. Long and Paul E. Wennberg, members of the Class of 2015, are 2011 Cape Elizabeth High School graduates. Anna E. Brogan and Justin B. Cary, members of the Class of 2017, are 2013 Cape Elizabeth High School graduates. Jake Lynch was named to the springsemester dean s list at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. He is a 2013 Cape Elizabeth High School graduate. Courier gets airborne Cape Elizabeth resident Andy Hayden reads the Courier recently in San Jose, Calif., in front of the Piper Archer III that she and her husband Chris just bought: the end result of a big choice Chris had to make, Andy said: airplane or Ford Mustang? Andy, who has worked for nearly 20 years in Cape Elizabeth school and town libraries, and Chris, a retired film producer and director and a volunteer mission pilot for the Civil Air Patrol for the past 20 years, will head back East across the Rockies via Reno, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Chicago, Cincinnati (and) Albany, Andy said. Nearly 20 years to the day they bought the new plane, the Haydens sold a Piper Warrior they had owned for 15 years. Andy is blogging about the couple s cross-country adventure at Emily Leighton, a 2010 graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School, graduated this spring from the University of Vermont in Burlington with a bachelor s degree in environmental studies and a minor in sociology. Emily is working for the Valpro Surf Project in Chile, where she is teaching surfing and English as a second language to disadvantaged youth. Kathleen Pierce was named Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage s Broker of the Month for superior sales in June. A graduate of Boston College, where she is involved in the alumni association, she appraised real estate for 12 years before becoming a realtor. She and her husband, Ken Pierce, have two sons, Will and Matty. Here s Another You can enjoy this wonderful secret recipe from our Executive Chef all year round; however, these chewy delights are especially good with fresh Maine Summer Recipe! blueberries! Why not mix up a batch? They ll be a hit this summer! Chewy Blueberry Granola Cookies Sift together and set aside Cream together butter, sugars and vanilla, add eggs one at a time, Maine blueberries and granola minutes until golden brown. Simple Granola until mixture is warm and melted. Add 2 cups rolled oats, ½ Remove from oven, and continue to stir every 5 minutes until granola cools to room temperature. 78 Scott Dyer Road Cape Elizabeth, Maine fax ME TTD/TTY# What s the news in your neighborhood? New baby? Engaged or married? Have you or a family member received a promotion, award or recognition, or gone on a trip? Please or write us about work or your business, trips, neighborhood parties and your children s activities to The Cape Courier, P.O. Box 6242, Cape Elizabeth 04107; use the drop box across from the tax office at Town Hall, 320 Ocean House Road; or, us at Photos are welcome but will not be returned. Dedicated to Hope, Healing and Recovery 2014 Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc. CSR , EOE
9 NEIGHBORS July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 Cape Elizabeth Navy Reserve Capt. Tom Reck has been selected for promotion to the rank of rear admiral. Reck commanded Patrol Squadron 92 at Naval Air Station Brunswick from 2004 to 2005 and has held numerous command positions around the world. He currently serves as the reserve chief staff officer of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. Gabrielle S. Donahue graduated this spring from Colby College in Waterville, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology with a neuroscience concentration. Gabe is working at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in a two-year job as a clinical research coordinator in orthopaedic surgery on total hip replacement clinical trials. She hopes to go to medical school. The daughter of Patricia Morris and John Donahue, she is a 2010 Cape Elizabeth High School graduate. Tom Reck Cape Elizabeth resident Julianne Nicole Ayers was named to the dean s list at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. A 2013 Cape Elizabeth High School graduate and the daughter of Mark and Cynthia Ayers, she is majoring in marketing communications. Chelsey Whynot was named to the spring-semester dean s list at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. The Cape Courier Page 9 Courier visits Isle of Wight with the Groffs Christine and Joe Groff read The Courier recently at Osborne House, a former royal residence, in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. The couple traveled to the island with Christine s parents, Roy and Pat Maule, and her sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Ed Owen, all of whom live in Plymouth, U.K. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had the house built from 1845 to 1851 to use as a summer home and rural retreat. Christine s parents last visited the Isle of Wight in 1953, when they spent their honeymoon on the island. More Neighbors on pages 8, 20 Gabrielle Donahue receives her diploma from Colby President William Adams, who retired on July 1. The Cape Carpenter carpentry custom decks interior/exterior painting tile work remodeling kitchens bathrooms create your own to-do list ﬁnish basements hardwood ﬂoors clean-up garage & attics Dependable, Honest, Affordable Fully insured, Excellent References, Cape Elizabeth Resident Dan Tardy
10 E V E N T S & O R G A N I Z AT I O N S Page 10 The Cape Courier CAPE CALENDAR Thursday, July 24 By Wendy Derzawiec Recycling Committee. 7 p.m., Public Works Alban s Church. Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society, 9 a.m. noon Thursdays. Thomas Memorial Library. Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, 6:39 p.m., first and third Tuesdays at the Bowery Beach Schoolhouse (except July and August), Two Lights Road South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Purpoodock Country Club, Spurwink Avenue Monday, August 11 Ongoing each week Town Council, 7 p.m., Town Hall Chamber Al-Anon, Regular meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, at United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road. Regular meeting 7 p.m. Fridays at St. Alban s Church. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2 p.m. Saturdays, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Bartholomew Church; 7 p.m. Fridays, St. Alban s Church. Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society, 9 a.m. noon Thursdays. Thomas Memorial Library. Cape Elizabeth Lions Club, 6:39 p.m., first and third Tuesdays at the Bowery Beach Schoolhouse, Two Lights Road South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club, each Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Purpoodock Country Club, Spurwink Avenue Library Building Committee, 4-6 p.m., Thomas Memorial Library Saturday,August 2 TD Beach to Beacon, 8 a.m. Tuesday, August 5 Planning Board Workshop, 7 p.m., Jordan Conference Room, Town Hall Thursday, August 7 Tuesday, August 12 Conservation Commission, 7 p.m., Assessing/ Codes/Planning Conference Room, second floor Town Hall Cape Elizabeth 250th Anniversary Committee, 7 p.m., location TBD Tuesday, August 19 Planning Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall Chamber Ongoing each week Al-Anon, Regular meeting 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, at United Methodist Church, 280 Ocean House Road. Regular meeting 7 p.m. Fridays at St. Alban s Church. Alcoholics Anonymous, 2 p.m. Saturdays, First Congregational Church, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Bartholomew Church; 7 p.m. Fridays, St. CABLE GUIDE July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 Free jazz concerts at inn planned Aug. 3, 31 The Inn by the Sea is presenting free jazz concerts on the lawn this summer. Concerts are planned from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Aug. 3 and Aug. 31, and rain dates are on Mondays after each scheduled concert. Cape Elizabeth residents are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The inn will have a cash bar, and people also will be able to buy hamburgers and hotdogs that inn employees will be grilling at the event. The inn is located at 40 Bowery Beach Road. Call for more information. Village Crossings annual dog show on Aug. 23 Village Crossings will hold a dog show, to which all community members are invited to bring dogs, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. At the fundraiser, which will benefit the Animal Refuge League, dogs will be judged in many categories, and prizes will be given to all participants. The event will include live music and re- freshments. There will be a $5 registration fee, and up-to-date vaccination records will be required for all dogs. Village Crossings is an assisted living center for senior citizens at 78 Scott Dyer Road. Call Anna Guest at to register or to get more information. One-hundred-five years of Lionhood! CHANNEL 3 Photo by Lee Taylor Zoning Board of Appeals replay July 23& 24-2 p.m. & 8 p.m. July 26-9 a.m. Town Council (live) Aug p.m. Words of Peace July 26 & 27, Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17-1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Town Council Replay Aug. 13 & 14-2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Aug a.m. Church of the Nazarene July 26 & 27, Aug. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 & a.m. Planning Board (live) Aug p.m. Cape Elizabeth Lions, left, Bob Hannigan and Ed Feigenbaum, pictured recently at a club dinner, have been Lions for a combined 105 years, Hanningan since 1962 and Feigenbaum since The club, which always welcomes new members, will induct officers and hold a lobster/steak cookout from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the clubhouse, located at the intersection of Two Lights and Wheeler roads. Reservations are required. Call Paul Gentilini at for information about membership. Going somewhere? Pack your Courier, take a photo of yourself with it, and send it to The modern Roman shade that rolls, stacks and traverses. Designed with no exposed rear cords for enhanced child safety. TAILORED and TRADITIONAL TIERED and TIERED ARCHITELLA TRAVERSED with VERTIGLIDE Call or stop by today to learn more. The Curtainshop of Maine 175 Western Avenue South Portland, ME Monday - Saturday 9:30 AM-7:00 PM Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM thecurtainshopmaine.hdwfg.com 2012 Hunter Douglas. and are registered trademarks of Hunter Douglas
11 July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 SCHOOLS/SPORTS The Cape Courier Page 11 CEHS assistant principal Nate Carpenter describes his new job: It s perfect for me By Wendy Keeler When Nate Carpenter s friends found out he had been hired as Cape Elizabeth High School s next assistant principal, some friends laughed with surprise. I don t see myself as an administrator. I have given out one detention in 21 years, and the student who received the detention and I actually laughed about it because there was no other solution, said Carpenter, who leaves Sacopee Valley High School in Hiram after 21 years to fill the spot previously held by Troy Henninger. The more Carpenter learned about the CEHS post, however, the more perfect the job sounded. At other high schools, the assistant principal role is more detention-oriented and consequence-based, Carpenter said. But in Cape Elizabeth, it seems more the shepherding and coaching model that I m very familiar with and almost exactly what I did at Sacopee. I m a person who loves to solve problems and help kids go to a better emotional place and feel like they have got someone rooting for them and in their corner and willing to work for them in a positive way. CEHS Principal Jeff Shedd and other school community members are excited about Carpenter being the new assistant principal. Nathan was the successful candidate after four separate interviews involving a total of 24 people on the various interview teams, including staff, School Board members, parents, students, and district administrators, Shedd said. While I am very sad to have lost Troy, I believe Nathan Carpenter will be a great fit for this school and this position. A Colby College alumnus who grew up in Porter, where he lives with his wife and two children, Carpenter started substituteteaching in 1993 at Sacopee, his alma mater, and fell in love with it. I found it to be my calling. The Sacopee principal at the time thought the same thing. He took me under his wing, and halfway through the year, he drove me to Augusta to the Department of Education to convince me that it was something I should really look into and what courses I would need, said Carpenter. Nate Carpenter By 1994, Carpenter was teaching social studies, and five years later a turning point occurred when he created and began teaching Senior Seminar. The course includes a lot of public speaking, a lot of community service elements, and the capstone at the end is a onehour presentation that shows who I am, what I have learned, and where I am going. The concept was that I wanted seniors to leave school knowing what their strengths were, what their weaknesses were and what they needed to work on. I was trying to have kids go through their midlife crisis at 17 or 18. Students responded. The course became a wildly popular class, and every senior looked forward to coming into the class and being part of that yearlong journey. Since the class became mandatory for all seniors, Carpenter has taught six sections of it every year in addition to serving as the 12th-grade team leader. My responsibility was to sort of shepherd each senior class through the entire academic year. My role was beyond the classroom teacher model. I would orchestrate meetings with parents of students, whether they were in social crisis or academic dilemmas, he said. Coaching was also a big part of Carpenter s years at Sacopee. Despite never competing in track himself Carpenter see NATE CARPENTER, page 17 District softball champs! Photo by Julie Rieger Members of Cape Elizabeth Little League s nine-to-10-year-old softball All-Stars team react with joy after beating Scarborough 3-2 on July 10 in Scarborough to win the District 6 championship. The players are, from left, front row, Katherine Blackburn, Esme Song, Helena Rieger, Kathryne Clay, Abigail Scifres, Hannah Mosher, Dana Schwartz, Anna Cornell, Abbey Agrodnia, Haley McIntyre, Katherine Callahan, Analise Gordon and Clara Parker; with, rear, their coaches, Jim Cornell, Jeff Schwartz and Mark Parker. The team went 6-1 against other all-star teams. BAUMAN ELECTRIC Incorporated Mitchell Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine $492,500 LOOKING TO DOWNSIZE? Not quite ready for a condo? Want a 1st floor master suite? * Granite/stainless kitchen with gas range * Living room w/ gas fireplace * 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths: 2070 sq.. of living space * Tile & hardwood floors throughout * Almost new - built in 2011 * Full, unfinished basement for expansion * Efficient propane furnace * Half acre lot, yet 4 miles to downtown Portland! Jennifer DeSena Broker, Realtor Cell: Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME Call today for your Private Showing of this Fabulous Property Owned & Operated by NRT, LLC Audrey Pa n Realtor Associate Cell: Audrey.Pa
12 Page 12 The Cape Courier LIBRARY July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 Magician Gregory McAdams and his dog Axel offer special magic show on August 8 The library will present a special magic show at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 8. The Greg and Axel show is a totally unique entertainment experience that provides magic, comedy, audience participation, and one hilarious dog. Greg is a magician, and Axel is his dog, and they will be presenting a special show for the library s Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading theme. Kids of all ages will fall in love with Axel as he helps Greg amaze the audience. He might even cause a little bit of trouble! Greg and Axel donate a percentage of every show to help rescue animals. Although not necessary, Greg says that Axel would love it if audience members bring a donation of pet food for his friends in the local shelter. No advance registration for the program is required! Budding artists and fans of mythology and dinosaurs will have a chance to meet and draw with children s book illustrator Robert Squier, whose many illustrated books include the Introducing Dinosaurs series and the Greek Mythology series published by Child s World, as well as some entries in the popular Who Was biography series. In his presentation, titled From Cute to Creepy: Drawing with Illustrator Robert Squier, Mr. Squier will show examples of his work, from sketches to final art, and will talk about the different research tools he uses (such as images of both fossils and living animals, figurines, and a petrified turkey claw that passes for a T. Rex foot.) He ll also provide a live demonstration of a dinosaur drawing sand will give kids the opportunity to follow along. This program, for ages 7-12, will take place 2:30-3:30, Tuesday, August 12; Gregory McAdams and Axel Summer concerts continue with duquette Aug 12 Rob Duquette is known to many families with young children for his monthly World Music with Rob Duquette program, which usually takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Since receiving a master s degree in jazz studies, Duquette has been experimenting with his own trio, mixing his original compositions with free jazz and various Afro-Caribbean, North and South American, North Indian, and African music. His band, duquette, is the result. The library is pleased to present duquette in an outdoor evening concert for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, on the library s front lawn In case of rain, the concert will be held in the library s Community Room. Duquette is a multi-instrumentalist musician with an emphasis on drums and percussion. A full-time music educator and composer since 1998, Duquette maintains an active gigging career, splitting most of his time between Boston, Portland, Maine, and his own Gameroom Studios in Saco, where he regularly teaches drums, percussion, and guitar. A classically trained percussionist, Duquette also teaches World Music, African Drumming, and American Popular Music at the University of New England. The audience is invited to bring a picnic dinner and a blanket or lawn chairs if the concert is held outdoors. Book illustrator to work with kids on Aug. 12 Illustrator Robert Squier and friend advance registration is required. Call or visit the library or go to the Children s Program page on the library s website to register. Drumming workshop for adults and teens offered Aug. 5 Annegret Baier, who performed West African Rhythms & Songs at a library evening concert on July 15, will lead a free drumming workshop for adults and teens (age 11 and up) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5. If the weather is nice, the workshop will take place outside. Participants are asked to register in advance on the library s website, as the number of available instruments is limited. Mitch Mason to lead two science workshops for kids in August Mitch Mason from the University of Maine s Cooperative Extension will lead two science experiment workshops in August. From 2:30 to 5 on Tuesday, August 5, Mason will offer an Aerospace/Flight Command workshop for ages Participants will create and fly an airplane and use scientific principles to control the plane s flight. They will also play a game called Glider Golf. From 2:30 to 4 p.m., on Tuesday, August 19, Mason will offer a workshop called Playing with Polymers, for ages Participants will use different household materials to create interesting new substances by changing physical properties. Kids will make slime, glowworms and more! Advance registration for both programs is required; please stop by or call the library, or visit the Children s Program page on the library s website to register. Musical story hours return Aug. 7 & 14 About 140 people enjoyed Jud Caswell and Alfred Lund as Belfast Brogue in the library s outdoor evening concert on July 8. Jud Caswell returns at 10:30 a.m on Thursday, August 7 for his regular monthly Musical Story Hour for kids. On August 14 Rob Duquette will return for his regular monthly World Music program for kids. Rob s program is usually the third Thursday of the month, but has been moved back one week because the library will be closed on the third Thursday of the month, August 21 (see below). Neither program requires registration all are welcome! Library closed Aug. 21 The library, as well as Town Hall, will be closed all day on Thursday, August 21 so that staff may attend the town s annual employee training day. The library will reopen as usual at 9 a.m., Friday, August 22. 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13 July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 CLASS OF 2014 The Cape Courier Page 13 Cape Elizabeth s high school graduates announce their plans Editor s note: Every spring, The Cape Courier invites parents of Cape Elizabeth seniors to send their postgraduate plans to Debbie Butterworth. What follows is the list she compiled: David Allen, the son of Debbie and Steve Allen, will attend Assumption College, in Worcester, Mass. Samantha Altznauer, the daughter of Imogene Altznauer and Greg Altznauer, will attend Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Austin Andrews, the son of Janet Andrews and Bo Andrews, will attend Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Ciara Bethel, the daughter of Heidi Graf and Ron Petrone, will attend Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. Ysanne Bethel, the daughter of Heidi Graf and Ron Petrone, will attend Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. Allison Bowe, the daughter of Stephanie and Christopher Bowe, will attend the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Nick Bozek, the son of Jane and Chris Bozek, will attend Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. Danny Brett, the son of Mary and Craig Brett, will attend Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Wearing Seniors T-shirts, members of Cape Elizabeth High School s Class of 2014, from left, Jane Vaughan, Jordan Greer, Audrey Grey and Sophie Moore take a leap from the top of the steps at Cape Elizabeth High School toward their futures this spring on their last day of school. Photo by Sara Paclat Will Britton, the son of Sherry Britton and Bill Britton, Jr., will attend Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Anthony Castro, the son of Audrey and Byron Castro, will attend the University of Maine in Orono. Elizabeth Cloutier, the daughter of Michelle and Michael Cloutier, will attend Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Mitchell Cohen, the son of Maya and Mylan Cohen, will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington. Morgan Connell, the daughter of Kim and Michael Connell, will attend Stetson College in Deland, Fla. Gavin Cottrell, the son of Jacqueline and Jonathan Cottrell, will attend Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. Peter Doane, the son of Pauline and Joe Doane, will attend Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. Madison Duong, the daughter of Jennifer Goodine, will take a gap year to work in an orphanage in Colombia, South America. Lucas Dvorozniak, the son of Kathy Barber and Mark Dvorozniak, will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Sam Earnshaw, the son of Marvel and Mark Earnshaw, will attend one semester at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, before leaving in January to serve a twoyear mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Justin Edgar, the son of Mike and Carlyn Edgar, will attend Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester. Trevor Ewald, the son of Julie and Jon Ewald, will attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. Thomas Feenstra, the son of Kathy Feenstra and Mark Feenstra, will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Matthew Fisher, the son of Debbie and Jim Fisher, will attend the University of Denver in Colorado. Sarah Flaherty, the daughter of Carolyn and Daniel Flaherty, will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington. Elise Flathers, the daughter of Beth and Sean Flathers, will attend Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. Dennis Frank, the son of Jana and Deane Frank, will attend Bryant University, in Smithfield, R.I. Nicholas Garcia, the son of Debbie and see PLANS, page 14
14 Page 14 The Cape Courier CLASS OF 2014 July 23 - Aug. 19, Kumon North America Caroline Herriman, Sydney White and Lizzie Raftice posed for a photo at a prom gathering on May 17 before the Cape Elizabeth High School prom. Chris Houle, will complete a year of service with AmeriCorps before entering Syracuse Cont. from page 13 University, in Syracuse, N.Y., in the fall of Carlos Garcia, will attend Southern Maine Shannon Howard, the daughter of TriCommunity College in South Portland. cia and Dan Howard, will attend High Point Trevor Gale, the son of Anne and Tom University in High Point, N.C. Gale, will attend Northeastern University, Dorothy Janick, the daughter of Kathin Boston, Mass. leen and Herb Janick, will attend Columbia Henry Gent, the son University, in New York of Lisa and Steve Gent, City. will attend the UniverPeter Johnson, the sity of Chicago in Chison of Heidi Larson cago, Ill. and Paul Johnson, will Zoe Gillies, the attend Rollins College daughter of Kim and in Winter Park, Florida Chris Gillies, will attend for two years and then Bentley University in the European Business Waltham, Mass. School in Stuttgart, GerJoshua Graessle, the many. son of Terry and George Isabel Johnston, Graessle, will attend the the daughter of MaryUniversity of Vermont jane and Alex Johnston, in Burlington. will attend College of Jordan Greer, Charleston in Charlesdaughter of Dana and ton, S.C. Andy Greer, will attend Peter Doane, who worked as on call John Kennealy, the Pomona College in Clastudent fire fighter, stands in front of son of Rose and Jack remont, Calif. a Cape Elizabeth fire truck. Kennealy and a graduate Audrey Grey, the of Phillips Exeter Acaddaughter of Kim and emy in Exeter, N.H., will attend Bowdoin Chris Grey, will attend Quinnipiac UniverCollege in Brunswick. sity in Hamden, Conn. Omar Khalidi, the son of Hulda and Mae Gruen, the daughter of Dinese and Imad Khalidi, will attend New York UniElliot Gruen, will attend the College of versity in New York City. Charleston in Charleston, S.C. Monty Kwan, the daughter of Viveca Jack Hall, the son of Jenny and Bill and Eddie Kwan, will attend Vassar College Hall, will attend the University of Georgia in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in Athens. Mackenzie Leighton, the daughter of Kevin Hare, the son of Karen and Mark Susan and Jeffrey Leighton, will attend Hare, will attend the University of Virginia New York University. in Charlottesville. Maddison Lengyel, the daughter of JilTim Hartel, the son of Jennifer and lian Lengyel and David Lengyel, will attend Mark Hartel, will attend Hamilton College the University of Maine at Orono. in Clinton, N.Y. Emily LoBosco, the daughter of Sue and Dana Hatton, the daughter of Deb and John LoBosco, will attend the University of Craig Hatton, will attend Saint Lawrence New Hampshire in Durham. University in Canton, N.Y. Sarah Long, the daughter of Beth and Caroline Herriman, the daughter of Alan Long, will attend Southern Maine Beth and Jeff Herriman, will attend ColumCommunity College in South Portland. bia University in New York City. Quinn Malter, the daughter of Chase Kia Hewins, the daughter of Kathy and and Steve Malter, will attend Smith College Steve Hewins, will attend the University of in Northampton, Mass. Maine in Orono. Gabriel McGinn, the son of Suzanne Andrew Hollyday, the son of Laureen and Cornelius McGinn, will attend Bates and Matthew Hollyday, will attend MiddleCollege in Lewiston. bury College, in Middlebury, Vt. Abby McInerney, daughter of Heidi and Caelan Houle, the son of Lynn and Plans She begged you to take off the training wheels. Now steer her towards multiplication. When she s fearless, anything is possible. That s why now is the perfect time for your child to start Kumon. Through individualized lesson plans and self-learning worksheets, we ll harness her enthusiasm to help develop crucial math and reading skills. With that knowledge, she ll have the confidence to take on anything. Now s the time for Kumon. Schedule a free placement test now at Kumon Math & Reading Center of Cape Elizabeth 327 Ocean House Road Cape Elizabeth, ME kumon.com/cape-elizabeth
15 July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 The Cape Courier Page 15 CLASS OF 2014 Tom McInerney, will attend Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Kate Miklavic, the daughter of Beth O Hara-Miklavic and Kirk Miklavic, will attend Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. James Monroe-Chausse, the son of Heather Monroe and Matt Chausse, will attend Emerson College in Boston, Mass. Sophie Moore, the daughter of Shannon Moore, will attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Anthony Moulton, the son of LeRay and Randy Poore, and Dominic Moulton, will attend Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Nicholas Moulton, the son of LeRay and Randy Poore, and Dominic Moulton, will attend Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. Kayne Munson, the son of Dawn and Craig Munson, will attend Villanova University in Villanova, Pa. Casey Murray, the daughter of Skip and Kristine Murray, will attend Curry College in Milton, Mass. Mae Gruen Hannah Newhall, the daughter of Tom and Sally Newhall, will attend Colby College in Waterville. Matthew Oberholtzer, the son of Eileen and Chris Oberholtzer, will attend the University of Maine in Orono. Becca O Neill, the daughter of Sharon and Tim O Neill, will attend Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Va. Emma O Rourke, the daughter of Cindy and Jim O Rourke, will attend Providence College in Rhode Island. Sara Paclat, the daughter of Susan and Charles Paclat, will attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. Mary Perkins, the daughter of Kathy and Scott Perkins, will attend the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Jordan Petersen, the son of Janet and Jay Petersen, will attend Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. Julian Pelzer, the son of Maryellen and Siegrid Pelzer, will attend Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. Hailey Petsinger, the daughter of Tracey and Tom Petsinger, will take a gap year to backpack around South America before attending college in Sarah Poore, the daughter of LeRay and Randy Poore, who graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, will attend Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Seth Queeney, the son of Wendy Keeler and Tim Queeney, will attend Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. Katie Rabasca, the daughter of Kristie and Stephen Rabasca, will attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Lizzie Raftice, the daughter of Sue Lessard and Bob Raftice, will attend the University of Maine at Orono. Natalie Rand, the daughter of Jeff and Beth Rand, will attend the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. Matthew Reale-Hatem, the son of Janice Reale and Peter Hatem, will attend Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. Deven Roberts, the son of Laurie and Daniel Roberts, will attend Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Gwyneth Roberts, the daughter of Hilary and Gareth Roberts, will attend Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. Margaux Rioux, the daughter of Susan and Stephen Rioux, will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington. Anne Russell, the daughter of the late Victoria Russell and James Russell, Jr., will attend Loyola University in Baltimore, Md. Stuart Rutty, the son of Lee Rutty and Alison Morton, will attend Queen s University in Kingston, Ont., Canada. University in Elon, N.C. Tyler Stephen, the son of Mary and Kent Stephen, will attend Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. Brian Taintor, the son of Christopher and Colleen Taintor, will attend Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Ian Schrank, the son of Mollie Thibodeau, the Paula and John Schrank, will attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc. Nick Shedd, the son of Jeff and Claudia Shedd, will attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Phoebe Shields, the daughter of Jeni and David Shields, will attend Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. Liam Simpson, the son of Stuart Rutty daughter of John and Margaret Thibodeau, will attend Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. Jack Thomas, the son of Jayne Thomas and Kevin Thomas, will attend Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Jack Tierney, the son of Sarah and Kevin Tierney, will attend Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. Jane Vaughan, the daughter Nancy Gunn and Larry Simpson, will attend Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. Spencer Sisselman, the son of Jenna and Brian Sisselman, will attend Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy. Colin Smith, the son of Mary Byrne Smith and Ted Smith, will attend the University of Vermont in Burlington. Sarah Stacki, the daughter of Laurie Long and Richard Stacki, will attend Elon of Carol and Tom Vaughan, will attend Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Allyson West, the daughter of Rick and Kris West, will attend Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Sydney Wight, the daughter of Ann and Joe Wight, will attend Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Addison Wood, the daughter of Rose and Mike Wood, will attend Duke University in Durham, N.C.
16 Page 16 The Cape Courier HISTORY Stepping into the Sesquicentennial Edward I. Woodbury A Cape Courier series by Cape Elizabeth resident Ellen Van Fleet follows the Civil War through the eyes of people who lived in Cape Elizabeth 150 years ago, when the Civil War was in its third year. Using Portland author Paul Ledman s book, A Maine Town Responds, as the main guide, the series includes both short entries from the Portland Transcript, a newspaper, and letters from a local soldier who served on the western front. Items from the Portland Transcript and from soldiers letters are reported verbatim. July 23, 1864 Quite a tornado occurred in Turner, North Turner and Livermore, on Monday, week. The wind tore off the roofs of barns and homes, leveled fences, twisted off apple trees, and damaged corn and potatoes. [Portland Transcript] The atmosphere was very smoky on Monday afternoon. We hear it was occasioned by the burning of a peat bog in Cape Elizabeth. The families living near have been much incommoded by the heat and smoke and on Monday were packing up with the expectation of being obliged to calling for 500,000 volunteers. If not forthcoming before the 5th of September a draft will be ordered. Credit will be given for those who have entered the naval service, and men furnished in excess of previous calls. [Portland Transcript] Vice President Hamlin is doing duty as a private, at Fort McClary, Portsmouth harbor. [Portland Transcript] [Note: The vice president, Hanabel Hamlin, from Paris Hill, Me., had enlisted years earlier, and his unit was called to active duty in the summer of 1864.] leave their homes. [Portland Transcript] Gen. Grant is still pressing the siege of Petersburg. The weather is very hot and dry, and the troops suffer in the trenches. [Portland Transcript] Gen. Sherman has at last reached the very door of Atlanta. Outflanked again, the rebels burned the bridges across the Chattahoochie and retreated upon the defences of Atlanta. [Portland Transcript] Five-hundred-thousand and more The President has issued a proclamation President Lincoln went out to the scene of the fight with the rebel raiders, near Washington, and the whistle of a bullet was heard close beside his carriage. [Portland Transcript] In any large collection of the people now-a-days one cannot help remarking the effects of the war in the number of maimed men present. Men who have lost an arm, or a leg, are frequently met with. In the crowd at the Menagerie a man startled us by saying that as his hand was very much in his way, he guessed he would unscrew it July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 and take it off! This he proceeded to do, and then passed it over the heads of the crowd to a friend for him to shake hands with it. There, said he, pointing in another direction: is a man who said he hoped I would lose the other hand if I voted for Lincoln again. This man lost his hand in the service of his country and has earned the right to vote for whom he pleases. [Portland Transcript] The rumor of a raid upon our city from the Provinces, stirred up our citizens on Saturday to take measures for the formation of a drill corps for home defence 66 persons promptly put down their names. [Portland Transcript] The Bricklayers have agreed to demand henceforth three dollars per day for their services. [Portland Transcript] July 30, 1864 Home for sick and wounded soldiers has been opened at No 14 Spring St. with ample room for 21 cots. [Portland Transcript] Aug. 6, 1864 Fire, fire! Never within our recollection has there been a time when so much damage has been done by fire in this State as during the present dry season. Scores of dwelling houses have been burned in various parts of the State during a week past, while fires in the woods have raged fiercely, destroying timer, fences, crops, sweeping across meadows, consuming the dry grass to the very roots, and threatening the buildings of the solitary settler. [Portland Transcript] A fire in Cape Elizabeth has swept over lands belonging to Hon. John M. Wood, Seth B. Hilborn, Maj. M. Sweetser, Beth Storer, and others destroying timber and fences to the amount of several thousand dollars. [Portland Transcript] 11 Reef Road, Cape Elizabeth PENDING - $1,195, Lawson Road, Cape Elizabeth WATERFRONT $1,159, Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth PENDING - $1,150,,000 Congress has granted to the State of California the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove, to be held for public use, resort and recreation. [Portland Transcript] see SESQUICENTENNIAL, next page 19 Atlantic Drive, Scarborough WATERFRONT $1,100, Jordan Farm Road, Cape Elizabeth BROAD COVE $1,100,000 5 Peppergrass Road, Cape Elizabeth BUILD PACKAGE $998, Seaside Avenue, Saco WATERFRONT $950, Wainwright Drive, Cape Elizabeth RIVERFRONT $850, Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth TOWN CENTER ZONED $699,000 5 Anchorage Place, South Portland WATERFRONT $595, Wheeler Camp Trail, Oakland WATERFRONT $299,000 Building Lots, Cape Elizabeth $199,000 - $250,000 Every home is a masterpiece. ANNE BOSWORTH
17 July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 RELIGION The Cape Courier Page 17 Carb-loading dinner at Methodist Church planned the night before TD Beach to Beacon The Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church will host a carb-loading spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, the night before the Beach to Beacon 5K road race. The church invites runners, families, friends and the public to this dinner on the eve of one of Cape Elizabeth s biggest events of the summer, parishioner Ted Haider said. Sesquicentennial Cont. from page 16 The dinner will include spaghetti, glutenfree pasta, sauce, Italian bread, salad and dressings, brownies and cookies, and lemonade and ice tea for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Take-out will be available. The church is located at 280 Ocean House Road. Go to for more information about the church. Nazarene church to welcome race spectators The Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene invites people to watch the Beach to Beacon 10 K road race the morning of Saturday, Aug. 2. Nate Carpenter Cont. from page 11 played basketball at Colby he took over the spring track program, which won four state championships during his more than two decades coaching the team. I loved the challenge of building a program from scratch, and I love the concept of track that everyone can find their niche, and that whatever their body type, everyone can find an event they can have success in, he said. We got 60 boys per spring, about a third of the boys (at the high school). I was always blessed with really wonderful kids every year. This summer, Carpenter has been back In addition to providing parking and rest rooms, the church, located at 499 Ocean House Road, will offer free coffee and light breakfast fare. and forth to CEHS. House hunting in Cape Elizabeth has also kept him busy. He and his wife, Pam, a smart, smart lady who has worked as a manager and analyst at Unum for more than 20 years, have two children. Morgan, who is 16, will be a junior at CEHS. Tanner, 13, an avid basketball player, is about to enter eighth grade at Cape Elizabeth Middle School. Pam is thrilled about the move, Carpenter said. The commute had become tremendously burdensome, and she has longed for the coast, Carpenter said the day the couple celebrated 20 years of marriage. Moving will be the best 20th anniversary present. The Temperance Journal says that by actual count there are 400 places in this city where liquors are sold, including ale houses and apothecaries. Isn t it quite time some measures were taken to introduce a supply of water! [Portland Transcript] The re-enlisted men of the 13th and 15th Maine regiments, numbering about 411, passed through this city on Tuesday on their way to Augusta, on a short furlough home. They looked hale and hearty. [Portland Transcript] Cape Elizabeth Church of the Nazarene 499 Ocean House Road (Route 77) Sunday School for all ages: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship Celebration: 10:45 a.m. Services streamed live or on demand at: watch.capenazarene.org Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church 280 Ocean House Road Chapel Service: 8 a.m. Sanctuary Service: 10 a.m. Child care & Sunday school: 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School: 9 a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 29 Ocean House Road Sacrament Meeting: Sunday 9-10:10 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15-11 a.m. Primary: 10:15 a.m.-noon Relief Society, Priesthood: 11 a.m.-noon The Church of the Second Chance 2 Farm Hill Road Sunday: 10:30 a.m -12:30 p.m. Cape Elizabeth High School cafeteria 345 Ocean House Road Congregation Bet Ha am 81 Westbrook St., South Portland Worship: Friday: 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. Family Shabbat services: Second Friday: 6:30 p.m. SERVICES First Baptist Church of South Portland 879 Sawyer St., South Portland Sunday Morning Worship: 9:30 a.m. Awana Clubs (Grades 3-8): Tuesday 6:20 p.m. First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 301 Cottage Road, South Portland Worship: 9:30 a.m. Promised Land World Reach Center 536 Cottage Road, South Portland Sunday Prayer & Intercession: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Family Bible Studies: Wednesday: 7 p.m. Sermon recordings available to download Saint Alban s Episcopal Church 885 Shore Road Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Summer Sunday Children s Program, 9:30 a.m. Nursery: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Saint Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church 8 Two Lights Road Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Weekday Masses: Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m.
18 Page 18 The Cape Courier Lawsuit Cont. from page 1 ZBA s denial of its appeal and its subsequent denial of a motion for reconsideration, contained errors of law, findings not supported by substantial evidence, and constituted an abuse of discretion. Verizon alleges that the town s denial violates its own zoning ordinance, which permits the installation of wireless communications facilities on alternative tower structures, which include water towers. Verizon also alleges that the town s denial violates the 2012 federal Spectrum Act, which, according to Verizon attorney, Scott Anderson, allows for expedited permitting for co-location of cell towers on existing F R O M T H E F R O N T PA G E structures and which states that a municipality may not deny, and shall approve, any eligible facilities request for a modification of an existing wireless tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower or base station. It is Verizon s position that the water tower at 11 Avon Road qualifies as a base station. The town, for its part, found that local ordinance requirements were not met, and, specifically, that the dry water tower is not an existing base station; that the proposal would involve a substantial change to the physical dimensions of the site; that the proposed cell tower would not be completely concealed from view; and that the antenna would become the principal use of the water tower. July 23 - August 19, 2014 The town was not convinced that Ve- existing structures to avoid having to build rizon had established eligibility under the new towers. Anderson noted that the federal government has shown the same prefspectrum Act. Verizon also stated in its complaint that erence for using existing structures. Town Manager Michael McGovern, also providing adequate service is a challenge in Cape Elizabeth, which has one of the in a July 11 , said he supported the most restrictive local telecommunications ZBA position and that it was important for ordinances in the State of Maine. The Avon the town to defend the appeal. Yet the community also needs to unroad site is in the southeastern part of town, which, according to Verizon, is an area with derstand that the conveniences of this era require some infrastructure to be located inadequate cell phone coverage. In a July 11 to The Cape Courier, in Cape Elizabeth, McGovern said. I Attorney Anderson said: The water tower look forward to the court s interpretation has been at this site for 60 years, and the and hope we prevail, but we should also addition of our antennas and shed will be looking at this long term. Townspeople not result in any significant impacts to the are steadily using more mobile technology, neighborhood. And we think this is exactly and more bandwidth is needed. I hope we what the town s ordinance was intended to can develop a solution locally and not one do encourage cellphone companies to use mandated by a court. Arboretum summer. We are inventorying the invasive species and remnant populations of native plants, said McCain, who noted that the As part of its fundraising efforts, the foundation has recently obtained some foundation is now offering for sale en- grant money for this project and signed a graved granite pavers in four sizes and deal with the Maine Department of Agripriced starting at $350, to form the floor of culture, Conservation and Forestry through a Council Ring, to be located in the pre- which the organization s statewide invasive existing stone circle next to the bleachers species expert will partner with the founand tennis courts. The ring is envisioned as dation to map all 90 acres of the park for its own gathering space and main entrance invasive plants. to the garden. Pending successful fundraising, we d like Adopt-A-Plot The arboretum is a volunteer-driven to begin construction in the spring, with comproject. To date, an estimated 700 volunpletion in the fall of 2015, said McCain. teers and donors have contributed to its progress. Cliffwalk landscape One way that volunteers can continue Also in the works is the Cliffwalk Landscape, project No. 4 of the arboretum. The to contribute to the maintenance of existlandscape along the popular trail, which ing landscapes, such as Cliffside, is by links Cliffside to the Portland Head Light, adopting a plot, as an individual, family is currently choked with invasive plants, or group. I meet with them and walk them such as bittersweet and black swallow- though the areas available for adoption wort, the control of which will begin this they come out and go at their convenience, Cont. from page 1 LOCATION, PRIVACY, LANDSCAPE Truly remarkable 4 bed, 4 bath with 2 Master Suites nestled into the hillside on 8 acres MLS $970,000 Jessica Perkins Eileen Phelan j p er kin y S IR. c o m ep h el LegacySI R.com Photo by Sarah Beard Buckley This hillside planting, located on the site of a former double mine station at Battery Hobart, contains shrubs native to Maine. A storage magazine from 1873 remains buried under the hill. explained McCain, clearly an enthusiastic fan of the adoption program and the corporate team-building and community service programs he has been coordinating with a diverse collection of groups, including the Naval Sea Cadets, Maine Landscape and Nursery Association, the UNE Trailblazers, the Whole Foods grocery department, Take Action Portland, TD Bank, Tom s of Maine, the Rotary Club, and a Girl Scout troop. Tom s of Maine, 130 people, will be coming out on July 29 battling invasive plants and mulching with wood chips in the existing playground with the Public Works Department, enthused McCain. Public works is spread pretty thin. We promised the town we re not going to add more work for them It s been a wonderful relationship among the Fort Williams Advisory Commission; the foundation; the Town Manager Mike McGovern; and Public Works employees and Director Bob Malley. We re coordinating efforts more and more. Wish List Another way to contribute to the continued success of the arboretum is by donating plants. McCain, himself a horticulturist and landscape designer, will accept only native plant species, which he acknowledges can be tricky. Among the plants he is looking for are: wild columbine; common milkweed; various asters and ferns; woodland, barren and common strawberry; woodland cranesbill geranium; false Solomon s seal; and foamflower, along with many others. For the complete wish list of plants, contact McCain at For more information about the arboretum, or to donate, purchase an engraved paver, or volunteer, please visit and click on the arboretum link.
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20 Page 20 The Cape Courier NEIGHBORS July 23 - Aug. 19, 2014 Wedding bells Welcome, Owen! Baby Andrew Jonathan and Olivia Sahrbeck Olivia Jane Clayton, the daughter of Sharon and Jerry Potter of Malvern, Pa., married Jonathan Thomas Sahrbeck, the son of Bruce and Kathryn Sahrbeck of Cape Elizabeth, on May 31. The ceremony and reception were held at the Black Point Inn in Scarborough. The Honorable Justice John O Neil, Jr., officiated. The couple met at American University in Washington, D.C., where Olivia received her bachelor s degree in broadcast journalism and Jonathan received a law degree. Olivia works as a crime television casting producer. Jonathan is an attorney at Terry Garmey & Associates in Portland. Jonathan is also an assistant coach for his alma mater s mock trial team at Cape Elizabeth High School. The newlyweds live in Cape Elizabeth. One of Cape Elizabeth s newest residents, Owen Cole Boucher, was born on June 29. He is Shawn and Nicole Boucher s first child. Cape Elizabeth resident Zachary Culver was named to the spring-semester dean s list at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. He is a member of Cape Elizabeth High School s Class of Carolyn Anne Holland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology this spring from the University of Rochester in New York. A 2010 Cape Elizabeth High School graduate, she is the daughter of Lynne and Ward Holland. More Neighbors on page 8, 9 Andrew Halsey Barrett, the grandson of Christine and Joe Groff, was born January 9, and weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces. He lives in San Jose, Calif., with his parents Lindsay (Groff) and Austin Barrett and big brother Connor. Andrew will visit Cape Elizabeth for the first time in August, and his grandparents can t wait to have him here, along with his brother and parents, Andrew s grandmother, Christine Groff, wrote in an to The Cape Courier. Cape Elizabeth resident Kelsey Harrington was named to the spring-semester dean s list at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., where she just completed her junior year. A 2011 Cape Elizabeth High School graduate, she is majoring in English and sociology. Family dentistry in a relaxed atmosphere. Preventive and Restorative Care Root Canal therapy Cosmetic Care Denture service most insurance accepted New and emergency patients are welcome. early morning and evening appointments available. Mark Dickinson, DDS Contact us today
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