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We're heading "upta"camp to visit one of Maine's top sporting camps, Cedar Ridge. We're reaching for the stars with Presque Isle actor and playwright, John Cariani. And we'll look back on Maine's role in King William's War.

Show Number 2010-18

Original airdate: November 13, 2010

This week's blog written by Bill Green:

This is an extremely busy time at News Center and I think this show reflects this. I find the subject matter really interesting. However, we're a little off our standard formula for a show and it makes this one a little different to produce.

I'd be interested in hearing what you think of this week's show.

Part 1 is Cedar Ridge in Jackman. Hal and Deb Blood do a great job hosting sports and vacationers as well as building their business. It has already been named one of America's Top Sporting Resorts by Forbes Magazine.

For more information on Cedar Ridge, check out their website.

Cedar Ridge Outfitters

Part 2 is an interview with John Cariani. He is an extremely talented actor and playwright who grew up in Presque Isle. His latest play is called Last Gas. It made its debut and is running at Portland Stage through November 21, 2010.

For more information on John: His website has been hacked so the front page is blank, but you can click around and see his resume etc.

JOHN CARIANI

For more information on Portland Stage:

THE PORTLAND STAGE

Cowboy action shooting continues to grow. Since we did that shoot, Cowboy Action clubs have sprung up in Willamntic, Blue Hill, Falmouth and Berwick. There are six shoots at the Augusta Club, where we filmed, in 2010. For more information, click on the link below, which is for the Capital City Club in Augusta. You'll see Mark Lake's telephone number, he can give you more information about what is going on statewide.

COWBOY ACTION

And finally King William's War. This was one of the French and Indian Wars which ran for about one hundred years. It is not to be confused with the French and Indian War which was fought much later. This war had a devastating impact on the State of Maine and Tad Baker has wonderful stories to tell. I have one personal note of disappointed. I was planning to talk with Donald Soctomah, a Native American who is equally knowledgeable about the period. Because of a difficult late October (a couple of emergency surgeries to a family member) I was unable to get Downeast to see Donald. I feel the piece would have been better had we been able to hear his voice. Alas, that's the way TV is. We are cranking and it was time to put this issue to bed-as they used to say in the newspaper biz, I think.

Hope you enjoy the show. Thank you very much for tuning in. Notre Dame football next week! See you in fourteen days.

Bill

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