Maine Class B South Girls Basketball1/4 Finals : Medomak Valley vs Lake Region 2/18/23
Watch this Maine Class B Girls Quarter Final basketball game between the Panthers of Medomak Valley and the Lakers of Lake Region. This game was played at the Portland Expo in 2/18/2023.
A Death of Choice
Karen Wentworth believed people should control their own deaths. Facing terminal cancer, she lived to define her own ending.
Tourney Time 2023, Part 1
Watch Part 1 of our Tourney Time previews and predictions for local Midcoast Maine high school teams as they head into and participate in their respective Tournaments. In Part 1, Charlie Crockett discusses the outlook for the basketball teams from Oceanside, Medomak Valley, Camden Hills, Islesboro, Vinalhaven, and North Haven. Charlie also interviews the
co-coaches for the Oceanside Cheering squad as they prepare for their participation in the State Cheer Championship.
How Stable Is the Russian Oil Industry?
The big news from the weekend is that Russia announced a plan to cut 500,000 b/d (barrels per day) of oil production. This accounts for about .5% of global supply and roughly 10% of Russian oil exports. Once Russia starts shutting down their oil wells because of...
Building the future: University of Maine home to world’s largest 3D printer
Take an inside look at the world’s largest 3D printer — right here in Maine.
The price of PFAS: ‘Forever chemicals’ generate boundless costs
Maine’s strong policy response could mitigate future expenses, but short-term expenditures are proliferating and many costs remain untallied.
Do you know what this sign really means?
Most of us have always thought the “peace sign” is a symbol of the hippie movement of the 60’s.
And in a way what it became.
But that’s neither its original meaning nor source.
As Maine teacher departures rise, solutions could be a year or more away
It’s no secret the education field was burdened during the pandemic, with schools nationwide facing teacher workforce shortages. Now, the 2022-23 academic year is halfway done, and Maine school districts are struggling to fill the same gaps they were months ago.
Camden Falls Winter Wonderland
A winter wonderland of snow and ice on the Camden Falls Montgomery Dam, February 2023. Photo by Tom Rothwell.
1.5 Degrees Heat Rise Was Never End of the world
The most famous climate goal is woefully misunderstood. How hot is too hot for planet Earth? For years, there’s been a consensus in the climate movement: no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. The figure comes from the Paris Agreement, a climate...
Robotic lightning bugs take flight
Inspired by fireflies, researchers create insect-scale robots that can emit light when they fly, which enables motion tracking and communication.
Classic Vintage Girls Basketball Season 6 #2. Camden Hills vs Winslow 2010
Watch this Classic Vintage Girls Basketball game between the Camden Hills Windjammer and the Winslow Black Raiders. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport ion 2010.
Vintage season 6 #1. Camden Hills Boys vs. Maranacook 2006
Watch this Classic Vintage Maine Class B Boys Basketball Game between Camden Hills and Maranacook , played at Maraanacook half way through the season with Maranacook undefeated at 11 wins and 0 losses.
Truths VS Fiction on Montgomery Dam
The Montgomery Dam and its waterfall at the head of Camden Harbor have been the subject of much controversy. There are many facts, some true and some not-so-true, being presented to Camden citizens.
Ron Hawkins, Camden resident and long-time owner of a dam in Brooksville Maine, presents well thought out facts in this excellent article.
THIS ARTICLE IS WELL WORTH READING.
Vladimir Putin and the Dearth of Russian Leadership
Peter Zeihan is a very talented international demographics and politics expert. He is always worth listening to.
This is one of his series on current world leaders.
Here is Peter Zeihan’s take on Putin.
Researchers find that pumping draws young groundwater to new depths, potentially with contaminants in Tow
How old is your water? It may seem like a peculiar question at first, but there are real implications to how long a drop of water has spent underground. Research suggests that the water cycle is speeding up in some places as a result of human enterprise.
Peter Zeihan: China and Semiconductors
In the midst of what’s going on in Ukraine, there are also a lot of changes being made in China and it’s relationship with the rest of the world.
In today’s video, Peter will explain what’s happening in China, particularly in the semiconductor industry much of which they supply and we are dependent upon.
As always, this will be extremely interesting and informative with no political bias.
Inflation Is Real!
Inflation seems to be going to unbelievable heights. Not too long ago this table at Home Depot would have been around $49. Perhaps instead of the stock market, buying picnic tables would've been a better investment! 🙄
Peter Zeihan: Kerch Bridge Explosion and Russian Refueling Logistics
The Kerch Bridge from Russia to the Crimean Peninsula suffered a major blast/explosion October 8.
Even if trucks can still–slowly–make the journey, trucked fuel supplies are smaller, slower, and more vulnerable than the rail routes Moscow had previously relied on. All of which sets up an interesting set of opportunities for the Ukrainians. If Kyiv ever had a window of opportunity to push hard against Russian forces in southern Ukraine, that time would be now.
Peter Zeihan: In Kherson, Ukraine and Russia Vie Over the Dnieper River
Peter Zeihan is a world class geopolitical expert with fact-based viewpoints of important world situations. The war in Ukraine has reached and interesting point and he will explain why. If you have any interest in the Ukraine war, this is a video is well worth watching.
2022 Maine Lobster Festival Parade
Watch this video of the Maine Lobster Festival Parade, celebrating the 75th year of the Festival. The Grand Marshalls of the parade this year were the 2022 State Championship Teams from three local high schools – Oceanside’s Girls Basketball Team, Camden Hills’ Girls Swim team, and Medomak Valley’s Cheering Team. Also recognized was the 2020 Parade Grand Marshal – Rockland’s “Maine Lobster Lady” – 102 Year Old Virginia Oliver, escorted by a vehicle from the Owls Head Transportation Museum. The 2020 Parade was cancelled due to COVID, so Virginia Oliver finally had her chance this year to ride in the parade. The retiring King Neptune, portrayed for many years by Brian Messing, had his last ride on the Sea Goddess float, which he had personally redesigned and redecorated for this year’s parade. For many years Brian has portrayed the pirate Blackbeard and more recently King Neptune, walking the Festival Grounds and delighting the festival attendees. We thank him and the many other volunteers who make the Lobster Festival a success every year.
Rockland Metro Show, August 3, 2022.mp4
Today’s show is all music as Bone Broth joins the show.
Rockland Metro Show, August 10, 2022.mp4
The Rockland Metro Show welcomes Sam Hunkler, candidate for Maine governor
Blueberry Pie Baking Contest Union Fair 2022
Watch this program on the Maine Wild Blueberry Pie Baking Contest. Matt Elwell, President of the Union Fair, chats with Charlie Crockett about the new events incorporated into Union Fair, and the pie judges are interviewed, discussing their backgrounds in baking and what they look for in a good blueberry pie.
Seafood Cooking Contest at the Maine Lobster Festival 2022
Watch this program of the Maine Seafood Cooking Contest held at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine in August 2022. The five chefs this year were selected from over 100 applicants who submitted seafood recipes to the committee and were chosen to prepare and present their creations to 3 judges. We flow each contestant’s process as he or she creates the dish and presents it to the judges. The contestants came from as far away as Florida and as close Matinicus Island off the coast of Maine. The recipes are available online on the Lobster Festival website.
Maine Wild Blueberry Muffin Cooking Contest 2022
Watch this program of the Maine Wild Blueberry Muffin Cooking Contest, held at the Union Fair in Union, Maine, in late July 2022. This was one of many cooking contest at the Union Fair, including Blueberry Pies, Whoopie Pies, Strawberry Pies, Favorite Cookie, and Jerky recipies.
2022 Demolition Derby at the Union Fair, Union, Maine
Watch this video of the Union Fair’s Demolition Derby, held on July 31, 2022. The usual Demolition Derby was preceded by a little kids’ Demolition Derby in their battery powered vehicles. Great entertainment for all!
2022 Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation at The Union Fair
Watch this video of the Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation, held at the Union Fair in Union, Maine on July 29, 2022. The Maine Wild Blueberry Queen will be an ambassador for the Maine wild blueberry industry for the next year.
2022 Maine Lobster Festival Sea Goddess Coronation
Watch this video of the 2022 Maine Sea Goddess Coronation at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, Maine. After a two year break, due to COVID, the Maine Lobster Festival has returned with the traditional opening day ceremony of the crowing of a new Sea Goddess.
The Surprising Science of Yawning
Yawning is one of the first things we learn to do. “Learn” may not even be quite the right word. Johanna de Vries, a professor of obstetrics at Vrije University Amsterdam, has discovered that the human fetus yawns during its first trimester in the womb. And, unless we...
State complicates Newry couple’s hopes to mine lithium on their property
DEP ruling means the lithium operation would be treated more like a copper or silver mine, rather than a quarry operation for limestone or granite, as the Freemans had hoped.
Dear Friends: THANKFUL
In the winter of 2022 I discovered an image I had made back on June 24th of 2016.
What so grabbed me about it that first day—and to this very minute—was/is the comma….
A tangle of plastic pollution ties back to our clothes
Our clothes may be silently killing us or seriously harming our health, without our knowledge.
Thomaston 4th of July Parade 2022
Watch this video of the 2022 Fourth of July Parade in Thomaston , Maine. After a gap of 2 years with no parade, due to COVID, the town, the citizens, and the many visitors from all over were delighted to have having this parade again. The parade commentators are Charlie & Penny Crockett. The pre-parade introduction highlights upcoming events we will be covering this summer, a visit from a clown, and an interview with one of the newest US Citizens – Arnell, a resident of Rockland who just had her naturalization ceremony a few days before the Fourth of July!
How many fish are in the sea? New rules intend to help with the count
The regulations starting this summer aim to give scientists a better understanding of some of New England’s most iconic species, including Atlantic cod.
Perhaps the Best Ice Cream Ever
If you’ve never tried Tillamook Ice Cream, you’re missing a great treat!
The Tillamook Country Creamery Organization is a farmer owned coop…
Meet Maine’s Independent Candidate for Governor, Sam Hunkler
Sam Hunkler, a family doctor from Beals, has qualiﬁed to be on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Governor.
Hunkler, who prefers to be called Sam rather than Dr. Hunkler, grew up in a small town in Ohio, the seventh son of a telephone repairman. He ﬁrst came to Maine while he was still in high school, to visit his brother who was serving at Loring Air Base. After college Sam served in the Peace Corps in Kenya, where he met his wife Kelly, a Mainer…
Yes, Men Hog the TV remote
Researchers (London Business School) conducted a study into TV viewing habits and found that men always seize control of the remote…
Vintage Basketball : Camden Hills Boys vs. Mt View December 2003
Watch this Vintage Basketball game between the Windjammer of Camden Hills and the Mustangs of Mt. View. This game was played at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport in December of 2002. The starters for Camden Hills were Ben Draper, Tom Dennon, Tim Stammen, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Jamie Davis. The starters for Mt. View were Roy Goodall, Steve Miles, Anthony Greenlaw, Ben Ward, and Keith Jones. The broadcasters were Charlie Crockett and Don Palmer.
Peter Zeihan — Russia: Prepping for the Next War
If you care at all about where the world is heading, this video is well worth watching.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has given another of his…heavy-on-the-revisionist-history speeches. This time, he categorized the Great Northern War–the 18th century conflict that saw the Tsardom of Russia successfully challenge Sweden for Baltic superiority–as one where Russia “reclaimed” such territories as Estonia and Latvia. As with Moscow’s claims that places like Ukraine have always been a part of Russia, this is just simply not true.