Middle School Drama this Friday and Saturday

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Competition Results, April 23 – Bangor Daily News

Orono 8 at Central 4

April 23, 2016, at 11:49 p.m.
At Corinth, Katelyn Richards tripled and singled to propel Orono to the win over Central. Tianna Milton pitched a complete game, striking out four and walking two.

Chelsea Hall and Molly McCluskey each doubled and Lilly Leland singled.

For Central, Logan Reardon had a double and a single while Tiffany Smith, Emma Campbell, Rachel Smith and Macy Ward each added singles. Alexis Reardon and Smith had combined for three strikeouts and eight walks from the mound.

Milton and Mccluskey; A. Reardon, Smith (6) and Speed


Orono 5 at Central 1

April 23, 2016, at 10:33 p.m.

At Corinth, Nate Desisto scattered 10 hits and gave up one run to help Orono defeat Central. Desisto also struck out eight in going the distance.

Dennis Farnham led the offense with a double, single and a Sac bunt, driving in two runs.

Freshman Gage Poulin went six strong innings before Orono opened it up in the 7th inning. Gage also had two hits to pace the offense. Michael Bruce had a single and scored the lone run for Central.


Orono Girls Tennis 4 at Schenck/Stearns 1

on April 23, 2016, at 9:46 p.m.
Orono (1-0) 4,  Schenck/Stearns (0-1) 1
Singles: Nicole Chasse (S) def. Olivia McCormack 8-6, Daphine Murphy (O) def. Olivia Marston 8-5, Elise Kenney (O) def. Molly Elwell 8-1; Doubles: Ray Luther/Morgan Franklin (O) won by forfeit, Ashley Smith/Emily Witham (O) won by forfeit

Orono 5 at Schenck/Stearns 0

April 23, 2016, at 9:11 p.m.

Orono (1-0) 5, Schenck/Stearns (0-1) 0

Singles: Takumi Hoshima def. Zach Stanley 8-0, Sam Sheppard def. Nick Powers 8-4, Ben Blood by forfeit; Doubles: Brandon Hines/Joe Shepard by forfeit, Calvin Murphy/Thor Van Wolsum def. Dylan Danforth/Erick Green 8-2



Washington Academy 20 at Orono 8

April 21, 2016, at 10:38 p.m.

At Orono, Rylea Steeves doubled, had three RBIs and scored three runs to help Washington Academy roll past the Red Riots.

Paige Preston added a double, four singles and scored three runs while Lydia Day singled twice with an RBI and scored twice for the 1-1 Raiders of East Machias.

For Orono, Lizzie White hit two singles and scored two runs. Katelyn Richards had a single, three walks and scored three runs.

Competition results, April 20 – Bangor Daily News

Orono 3 at Old Town 4

April 20, 2016, at 9:28 p.m

At Old Town, the Coyotes prevailed with a walk-off win in the seventh inning, scoring two runs on an error to beat rival Orono.

Dana Ouellette recorded 11 strikeouts while Ethan Stoddard picked up the win in relief.

Orono pitcher Dennis Farnham pitched a strong seven innings, giving up no earned runs in the loss.


Orono 1 at Old Town 13

April 20, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.

At Old Town, Mckenna Smith rapped a triple, double and single with two RBIs to propel the Coyotes to the win.

Winning pitcher Olivia Albert pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts and helped her own cause with a triple and two singles for Old Town.

Makayla Brown, Emily Leclair and Katelyn Richards each had a single for Orono.

Orono 010 00 — 1

Old Town 017 05 — 13

Milton, Cyr (5) and Brown; Albert and St. Louis

Kenduskeag Canoe Race allows family and friends to celebrate the life of Eliot Lamb, OHS 2011

Paddle On – Bangor Family Racing in Memory of Late Son


Ed Lamb (left) helps tie a remembrance band on Greg Mylen’s arm before the start of the the 50th annual Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race on Saturday. A group of canoeists wore the bands in memory of Elliot Lamb, who passed away in December. “He was very much involved in paddling and the races,” explained Ed Lamb. “We are going down in memory of Elliot. It would be what he would want us to do.” (Ashley L. Conti|BDN)


“Eliot is my younger brother. He passed away two days before Christmas this past year.”22 year old Eliot Lamb was a whitewater raft guide, and paddled in the canoe race every year.

“He was an amazing soul.”

“He was a loved man.”

A Bangor family’s tragedy has now turned into a beautiful tribute, all thanks to the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race.

“So much of what Eliot did was influence the lives of others with his own. If we can get out there and show people how much fun this is and how you can live a heathy lifestyle and enjoy Maine, we’ve done everything that he would want to do if he were here.”

This is the first time his sister Madilyn is participating.

“I’ve always wanted to do it and I thought that I would do it alongside my brother. We don’t get that chance, so I wanted to make sure that we do it in his honor.”

Madilyn is teaming up with her father and more than 20 other friends and family members Saturday.

They’re doing what Eliot loved best, picking up the paddles in his honor.

“It’s definitely emotional for us for sure, but it’s really nice that we get to do it together.”

Eliot’s family says he touched the lives of many, including Madilyn’s children.

“My kids were incredibly important to Eliot. He was a fantastic uncle.”

“Making sure that they learn the same things he would’ve taught them if he were here.”

BlackStage Presentation April 14th, blocks 2, Muse & 4

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Larry C. Price, award-winning documentary photographer will visit the library on April 14th.  In 2015, he and his PBS team received an Emmy for the following video segment.

This quote from his website illustrates his work and his goals:

“With my camera, I strive to illuminate the human condition, to show moments of joy and grief, of struggle and success, of beauty and desolation without filter. And hopefully, if I do my job, the way it should be done, my pictures will give voice to those whose stories otherwise would remain untold and inform and engage the rest of us.”

Try to join us on the 14th to experience the work of this Pulitzer Prize winner who is currently at work on multi-year projects to document child labor and global pollution with the support of the Washington, D.C.-based Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

This program is funded in part by the Maine Humanities Council as part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of  the Pulitzer Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, in celebration of the 2016 Centennial of the Prizes.  The initiative seeks to illuminate the impact of journalism and the humanities on American life today, to imagine their future, and to inspire new generations to consider the values represented by the body of Pulitzer Prize-winning work.

For  their generous support for the Campfires Initiative, we thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York,
the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Pulitzer Prizes Board, and Columbia University.



Power Dialog: Maine’s Energy Future — University of Maine, April 6,2016

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As profiled in The New York Times, Power Dialog focuses on what states can do to help meet the U.S. Paris Climate commitment. It is not an advocacy or lobbying project. There is no legislative agenda. The goal is to “educate thousands of young people about the emerging new rules for climate protection, and to give them a chance to talk face-to-face with the state regulators who are shaping their future.”

Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury (click image for Power Dialog info)

At Talk, LePage Tells Students to Rethink Clean Energy Sources – MPBN


Gov. Paul LePage told students attending “Power Dialog: Maine’s Energy Future” at the University of Maine that, as they explore future energy options for the state, young Mainers have to consider the impact those choices will have on them.

LePage said, while clean energy sources are intriguing, right now their costs are not competitive, and this is keeping energy prices high in Maine. The governor said that’s forcing young Mainers to seek job opportunities in other states.

“Please be cognizant of the fact that you make up part of the environment and you cannot be left out of that equation, because I want to make sure that you stay in Maine because the rest of us are too old,” he says.

Aimed at bringing students face to face with policymakers in more than 30 states, Power Dialog was organized locally by UMaine, Unity College and the Maine Conservation Alliance. The event was held to engage students, faculty, and staff at high schools, colleges, and universities throughout Maine in a week-long discussion with officials about the state’s energy and climate policy.


Orono Middle School show choir takes top vocal jazz spot — Bangor Daily News

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

Posted April 05, 2016, at 9:02 p.m.

Orono Middle School and Orono High School took home first place and second place trophies, respectively, in their division during last weekend’s Maine Vocal Jazz Festival at Stearns High School in Millinocket. (Cami Carter photo)

ORONO, Maine — Orono Middle School’s fledgling show choir is on a roll.

For the second consecutive year, Riot Sound placed first in its division at the Maine Vocal Jazz Festival at Stearns High School in Millinocket.

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Now in its second year, the 33-member group of sixth- through eighth-grade students performed the set “Loser Like Me,” which earned it first place in Division 2 on Friday, said Orono High School teacher Cami Carter.

The performance depicted how one teenage girl felt like an outcast until she realized her peers had insecurities of their own, Carter said.

Carter, fellow teacher Terry Henry and University of Maine student Daniel Perkins directed the production. Perkins choreographed the 20-minute number, Carter said.

Also on Friday, Orono Middle School eighth-grader Katie Owen won one of the four musicianship awards, Carter said.

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The following day, Orono High School’s new show choir took second place in its division with their set “Time,” which Carter described as a story about what people would do differently if they could rewind time and make different choices.

“The set was inspired by someone who lost a friend to brain cancer last year and thinking about what she would have done if she’d had more time with her daughter,” Carter said.

Orono High School senior Giorgia Calcagno won one of four musicianship awards, Carter said.

Henry and Carter directed that performance, while Carter, Perkins and August Eaton provided choreography. Bob O’Neil and Jon Hawley of Maine Robotics helped with the set.