Thursday, July 02, 2020

Tuesday Forum Online

 

Pete Kilpatrick Concert
Tues, Jan 19th @ 6pm

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Maine based singer/songwriter Pete Kilpatrick grew up with a deep and resounding love of melody. With no formal training in music, Pete picked up the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began teaching himself how to play, crafting his own songs all while falling deeply in love with the process.


 

 





Maine Author, Carol Gardner
Tues, Feb 16th @ 6pm

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Not all of Maine's earliest European settlers came voluntarily. Carol Gardner will deliver a talk entitled “Involuntary Americans: Scottish Prisoners in Early Colonial Maine,” discussing the more than 400 prisoners of war who were brought to Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts against their wills in 1650-1651. Dr. Gardner is the author of a recently published narrative history, The Involuntary American: A Scottish Prisoner’s Journey to the New World.

Carol Gardner has more than 30 years’ experience as a writer, journalist and communicator. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Johns Hopkins University, taught at Johns Hopkins, Wake Forest,
and Florida State Universities, and has published both fiction and nonfiction pieces in a wide variety of books and periodicals, including the World of Baseball series, BluePlanet Quarterly, Northwest Review, Baltimore Review, Potomac Review, The Women’s Review of Books, Portland Press Herald, and The Washington Post. She is a past winner of a Maryland Individual Artists Award. She lives in Alna, Maine.



Maine Author, Mac Smith
Tues, Mar 16th @ 6pm
 

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Mainers on the Titanic traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine.  Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there were many other residents of the state aboard as well.  Their tales are retold in a lively way here, along with the sinking-related events in the state at that time.  Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really happened to their loved ones aboard and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking, rescue, and arrival back in the country, and, for those who did not survive, their final coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  It's a unique and fascinating addition to the Titanic story and to Maine history.

A Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Mac Smith lives in Stockton Springs, Maine, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead.  This is his first book. 



Singer/Songwriter Martin Swinger
Tues, Apr 20th @ 6pm

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Martin Swinger sings about Alzheimer’s, Autism, oysters, fish, dogs, plastic, paper boats, Betty Boop, philosophy, and waterbugs. With acoustic guitar, a fluid voice, intelligent wit, and a keen sense of poetry he sings melodic, compelling, imaginative stories. An insightful and charmingly eloquent performer, Martin Swinger sings Songs Worth Listening To.  


 

 

 

 

 

Maine Author, Dr. Chuck Radis
Tues, May 18th @ 6pm

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Dr. Chuck Radis brings an unusual perspective to medicine. After completing his internal medicine residency in 1985, he moved to Peaks Island where he practiced at the Island Health Center. In addition to clinic days on Peaks and Chebeague, he traveled to the Diamond Islands, Long, and Cliff Islands, making more than 150 house calls each year. 

Although Dr. Radis eventually left his Peaks Island medical practice for fellowship training in rheumatology, he continues to commute year-round on his boat from his home on Peaks Island to the mainland. His children, Kate and Molly, graduated from the Peaks Island grade school and have gone on to health careers of their own.  He has been a board member of the Peaks Island Health Center for more than 3 decades. 

In recent years, he has focused on Public Health projects in South Sudan and Uganda. A non-profit he co-founded with his wife, Sandi, and son-in-law, Dan Crothers, the Maine-African-Partnership for Social Justice, partners with refugee groups in the Kiryandongo United Nations Refugee Settlement in Uganda. Educational projects have included: traditional birth attendant training, first-aid training, and sanitation and vaccination programs.

 
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