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Memorial fund established for victim of Noyes St. fire

Ashley Summers and family are the beneficiaries of a memorial fund set up in the aftermath of the death of Steven Summers, who died as a result of injuries sustained in an apartment fire erupted at 20-24 Noyes St., a two-unit, three-story building, according to an announcement about the fund. Summers, 29, of Rockland, was severely burned and ultimately died from his injuries in the Nov. 1 fire that killed six people, officials reported.Hallett Whipple... Read more

Columns

Christmas message

As a child and now into adulthood, I have always loved this very simple message that sums up clearly and concisely what Christmas is all about. Charlie Brown: "Isn't there ANYONE who knows what Christmas is all about?" Linus: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about... Read more

Sun Sports

League-leading Red Claws home Friday and…

The first place Maine Red Claws (9-2 and off to the best start in franchise history) host two Atlantic Division rivals this weekend. On Friday night, the Red Claws entertain Orlando Magic affiliate the Erie Bayhawks (5-6) at 7 p.m. Erie's roster includes Seth Curry, younger brother of NBA /Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry and son of former NBA player Dell Curry. Seth Curry played in two NBA games during his rookie season in... Read more

Calendar

Music calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 17 David Beam & The Custom House Gang, blues and Bluegrass, Andy’s Old Port Pub, 94 Commercial St. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.http://www.andysoldportpub.com CLASH: Death Row vs Bad Boy at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; Doors at 10 p.m.www.portlandempire.com APG, Hinote, Twist of Fate, and Sketch Rokk at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland. 9 p.m.http://flasklounge.com Matisyahu with Judith Hill at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $25 adv/$30 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.www.statetheatreportland.com Thursday,... Read more

Culture

Trey Anastasio Band gets the State bounc…

Trey Anastasio Band came to the State Theatre Sunday, hitting the road to support "Traveler," Anastasio’s newest solo album released on Oct. 16. T.A.B. — Trey Anastasio Band's acronym — is also short for tablature. If you're learning a new song, there are the chords and the "tab," the guitar notes and melody.Anastasio, the front man for Phish, is an innovative composer and master of improvisational form and structure. He is a globally recognized virtuoso, involved... Read more

All Things Digital

Instagram

My 20-something step-daughter mentioned the other day that she's hardly on Facebook anymore and prefers Instagram as her main social network. I'm familiar with Instagram and even have the app on my iPhone, but hadn't really played with it yet. "How could it be better than Facebook?" I wondered. I didn't realize how significant the photo captions were. Instagram is to smart phones what Facebook is to computers, which may offer an explanation as to... Read more

Local Business

Macy's joins Make-A-Wish to fulfill drea…

Jorja Flynn, a 10-year-old from Lewiston who has a blood disorder requiring a bone marrow transplant, learned that she will have a wish — her dream to go to Hawaii — granted, thanks to a Macy's event. She also received a makeover and a shopping spree to get new clothes for her trip, Macy's reported.On Friday, Dec. 12, Flynn, a "Wish Child," spent the day at Macy's South Portland having a makeover and choosing a... Read more

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