Movies: "Marvel The Avengers"

Movies:  "Marvel The Avengers"

 

If you’re a fan of Marvel Comics and the great Golden Age team of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby, I guarantee you’ll enjoy this movie.  If you’re a fan of comic book movies in general, ditto.  If you’ve already seen more than your share of massive explosions, alien invasions and superheroes battling evil (and occasionally each other), maybe not so much.

 

Me, I’m in the first category, so I got a real kick out of most of “Marvel The Avengers”, whose clunky title apparently is meant to avoid confusion with the wonderfully witty 1960s TV series starring Diana Rigg.

 

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Feed ME Food Drive

FEED ME FOOD DRIVE

NEWS CENTER'S 7th annual Feed ME Food Drive is coming up this Saturday, May 5th.

We'll be at Hannaford store locations in Sanford, Scarborough, Auburn, Augusta, and Bangor. We will also be collecting your donations of non-perishable food items and money to benefit the Good Shepherd Food Bank.

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Maine’s Got Talent Winner Announced

Maine’s Got Talent Winner Announced

Max Ater of Bath was declared the fourth winner of the Maine’s Got Talent competition, sponsored by the Miss Maine Scholarship Program, on Sunday, May 6, 2011 at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon.  Max captured a $500 cash prize and additional performance opportunities.  He wowed the judges singing “Back to Romance,” an original song while accompanying himself on the keyboard.

Boomshop, a barbershop quartet from Jackson comprised of Merton Dana, Cay Outerbridge, Colby Hinson, and John Peotie, placed first runner-up.  Singing “Natural Woman” and placing second runner-up was Ali Stauble of Portland.

The finalists, which included dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, and a freestyle beat boxer of all ages and styles of music, were determined by DVD/VHS submissions.  Upon his announcement, Max responded, “Being the winner of Maine's Got Talent is something I never saw coming!

BIW opens negotiations with shipbuilders union

BATH, Maine (AP) - Contract negotiations are getting under way between Bath Iron Works and the Navy shipbuilder's largest union.

The Machinists union Local S6 says negotiations begin Monday.

The current four-year contract expires May 20. A ratification vote on a new contract is scheduled that day at the Augusta Civic Center.

Four years ago, the union negotiated a contract that gave workers annual pay hikes of 3.5 percent to 4 percent.

The Local S6 represents about 3,200 jobs that include mechanics, fitters, welders, painters and electricians.

 

 

 

 

 

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What You Need to Know About Facebook Cover Images

What You Need to Know About Facebook Cover Images

Businesses everywhere are getting used to the new Facebook Timeline. The largest change with the new layout is the large cover image at the top of every page.

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Miss Maine Honored in Alabama

Miss Maine Honored in Alabama

Miss Maine 2011, Julia Furtado, traveled to Birmingham, Alabama the last weekend in April where she and other Duke of Edinburgh Award winners were honored during several planned events.   After her arrival on Friday, April 27, the guests were treated to a Southern Barbeque.  On Saturday, April 28, 2012, Julia met HRH The Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and youngest son of Queen Elizabeth, during a Southern Garden Party and tea.  Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, and Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler, also participated in the festivities. 

On Saturday, Julia was not only a guest but also a special performer at the black tie gala, singing an operatic piece “O Mio Babbino Caro” by Giacomo Puccini.   She had the opportunity to speak to the many sponsors of the event and HRH The Prince Edward during the six-course meal.  Of course, the Prince and Julia talked much about soccer since Julia traveled to Europe as part of a semi-professio

Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Over 250 Students Compete in the 4th Annual Maine Wind Blade and Storm Challenges

Easton High School took the high honors in the Maine Wind Blade Challenge and Madison Area Memorial High School took first place in the Wind Storm Challenge. These teams were among 85 teams representing over 250 students that competed in the 4th annual competition to inspire students to design composite wind blades and floating wind structures. The event was hosted at the University Maine through day long events this Friday.

The Maine Wind Blade Challenge was developed by Maine Composites Alliance (MCA) in partnership with Advanced Structures and Composites Center and the Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) to inspire student exploration of alternative energy and advanced materials by participating in a hands-on application of math, science and engineering. The Wind Blade Challenge partners high school teams with Maine advanced composites manufacturers to research, design, and manufacture model wind blades.