Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Designated Survivor "Backfire" Airs TONIGHT, March 22nd

A LEAK TO THE PRESS THROWS THE WHITE HOUSE INTO TURMOIL, AS THE
CONSPIRACY HITS CLOSE TO HOME, ON ABC’S ‘DESIGNATED SURVIVOR’
An investigative journalist shocks the White House when he reveals classified information during a press briefing and leaves Seth struggling to contain the damage from the leaked story. Meanwhile, Hannah unearths a key connection between MacLeish and the conspiracy, on ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” tonight, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 (10:00–11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT).

“Designated Survivor” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Tom Kirkman, Natascha McElhone as Alex Kirkman, Adan Canto as Aaron Shore, Italia Ricci as Emily Rhodes, LaMonica Garrett as Mike Ritter with Kal Penn as Seth Wright and Maggie Q as Hannah Wells.

“Backfire” was written by Sang Kyu Kim & Pierluigi D. Cothran. Tara Nicole Weyr is the director.

“Designated Survivor” is from The Mark Gordon Company and ABC Studios. David Guggenheim is the creator and executive producer. Executive Producers are Simon Kinberg, Mark Gordon, Jon Harmon Feldman, Nick Pepper, Suzan Bymel, Aditya Sood and Kiefer Sutherland.

Photos credit: ABC

Countdown To The Return Of The Tall Ships

The long awaited Grand Parade of Sail to kick off Sail Boston 2017



Boston, Ma. March 8, 2017- Today, Sail Boston officially began its 100 day countdown to the Return of the Tall Ships. On June 17, more than fifty majestic sailing vessels from around the globe, led by US Coast Guard Barque Eagle, will parade into Boston Harbor under sail for the first time since 2000. It will be a dramatically different harbor than the one that welcomed the ships nearly twenty years ago. The waterfront has successfully reinvented and adapted itself to 21st century uses, and the Seaport District is teeming with an eclectic combination of modern residences, world class hotels and restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and up-to-the-minute start ups that are creating dazzling innovative products and services.

 But, from June 17-22, the harbor will also belong to the ships, their crews, and the more than 4 million visitors that are expected to view them and stroll their historic decks. "We have been working diligently with the City, State, Massport, the US Coast Guard and other key public and private agencies to ensure a successful event and a memorable experience for all," said Dusty Rhodes, President of Conventures and Executive Director of Sail Boston 2017. “We are looking forward with great enthusiasm to the return of the Tall Ships and to embrace and celebrate the cultures of the countries each represents," added Rhodes.

The festivities kick off with the Grand Parade of Sail, a stunning maritime spectacle that is truly the greatest show on surf. Over fifty magnificent vessels including Union from Peru, Europa from The Netherlands, Alexander Von Humboldt II from Germany, Spain's El Galeon, Nadezhda from Russia, Guayas from Ecuador, United Kingdom’s Blue Clipper, Canada's Bluenose II, and Chile’s Esmeralda will follow the USCG Eagle into Boston Harbor on Saturday, June 17. The Parade launches a five day nautical themed celebration featuring educational, cultural, interactive, and reenactment events and activities as well as daily free public boarding of the ships. A colorful Crew and Cadets Parade from The Seaport to Downtown Crossing highlights the land side activities. --Visit www.sailboston.com for a list of participating ships.

"We are extraordinarily pleased with the response and commitment of so many country owned and private vessels to Sail Boston 2017’s roster of Tall Ships. An event of this magnitude provides a significant boost to the local economy resulting in incremental revenue for restaurants, hotels, attractions, and harbor and land side tour operators to name a few. It also serves to showcase Boston on an international stage, as a welcoming, capable and desirable destination brimming with culture, attractions, innovation, and history," said Patrick Moscaritolo, President and CEO of Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Ramping up for the Tall Ships June event, Sail Boston will be hosting the Mexican tall ship CuauhtĂ©moc from March 15-20. The 220 foot barque will be docked at Fan Pier in the Seaport District, and will be open for free public boarding on March 15, from 11AM – 4:00PM, and March 16–19, from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Also, from April 11- 14, the 220 foot Norwegian tall ship Sorlandet will be making a Boston port of call. It will be docked at Fan Pier and it will be open for public boarding. For information and updates: sailboston.com Sail Boston 2017

Partners and Sponsors
Sail Boston 2017 is the only US port of the international Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Sail Boston is produced and managed by Conventures, New England’s premier special events company, in partnership with the City of Boston, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Massport, the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, and Tall Ships America. Private funding is generously provided by Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Downtown Boston: Business Improvement District, Boston Harbor Cruises, Gourmet Caterers, PwC, Sam Adams Beer, Engie, Entertainment Cruises, The Hampshire House Corporation, Bay State Cruises, Boston Harbor Hotel, Massachusetts Bay Lines and more. To view a full list of supporters please visit www.sailboston.com/sponsors.

For More Information Visit www.sailboston.com for a complete list of events, participating ships, and latest updates, or follow on Facebook, @SailBoston2017 on Twitter, or @SailBoston on Instagram and join the conversation using #SailBoston.


"America's Oldest Schooner" The Maine Windjammer Project


"America's Oldest Schooner" by Doug Mills
America's oldest schooner, Lewis R. French built 1871, in the fog near Brooklin, Maine.



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Switched at Birth "Memory (The Heart)" Airs TONIGHT, March 21st

MEMORIES OF ANGELO COME FLOODING BACK WHEN
BAY AND DAPHNE MEET A MYSTERIOUS YOUNG WOMAN
ON THE MILESTONE 100TH EPISODE OF ‘SWITCHED AT BIRTH,’
AIRING TUESDAY, MARCH 21, ON FREEFORM
Gilles Marini (‘Devious Maids’) Guest Stars in the
Milestone 100th Episode of the Series
Directed by Lea Thompson
An introduction has Bay and Daphne flooded with memories of Angelo, on an all-new episode of “Switched at Birth,” airing tonight, TUESDAY, MARCH 21 (9:01 - 10:02 p.m. EDT), on Freeform.

A mysterious young woman has Bay and Daphne flooded with memories of their deceased father Angelo (guest star Gilles Marini, “Devious Maids”), and they must decide if they should let her into their lives. Toby is caught between his mother’s wishes to baptize his son Carlton and his wife’s feelings about faith. Melody (guest star Marlee Matlin, “The West Wing”) asks her sons to make amends so the family can be together for her birthday, but it might be too late.

“Memory (The Heart)” was written by Linda Gase and directed by Lea Thompson.

Peabody Award-winner “Switched at Birth” is executive produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”), Paul Stupin (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Make It or Break It”), and Linda Gase (“ER,” “Army Wives”). The series stars Katie Leclerc as Daphne Vasquez, Vanessa Marano (“Gilmore Girls”) as Bay Kennish, Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) as Regina Vasquez, D.W. Moffett (“Friday Night Lights”) as John Kennish, Lea Thompson (“Back to the Future,” “Caroline in the City”) as Kathryn Kennish; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) as Toby Kennish, with guest stars Sean Berdy as Emmett Bledsoe and Marlee Matlin (“The West Wing”) as Melody Bledsoe.

Photos credit: ABC

"Through The Rigging" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Through The Rigging" by Doug Mills
Maine's tall ship Victory Chimes seen through the rigging of Angelique off Rockland, Maine.




Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

New York 7 Day Forecast

"At Rockland, Maine"
Shoot Maine Studios
Rockland, Maine
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 43. Light and variable wind.
Monday Night
A chance of rain showers before 2am, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Cloudy, with a low around 33. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday
A chance of snow showers, mainly before 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Tuesday Night
Snow showers likely, mainly after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday
Snow showers likely, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 23. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 10.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 36.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Friday
A chance of snow showers before 2pm, then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.



"Walk on Water" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Walk on Water" by Doug Mills
Walk on water as high tide overtops the Rockland Breakwater with schooner Heritage in the background.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

"Western Penobscot Bay" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Western Penobscot Bay" by Doug Mills
Mary Day and Stephen Taber sailing western Penobscot Bay near Rockport, Maine.




Friday, March 17, 2017

"WoodenBoat" The Maine Windjammer Project


"WoodenBoat" by Doug Mills
Historic 1871 schooner Stephen Taber arrives at WoodenBoat in Brooklin Maine during an afternoon fog.



Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Pride of Baltimore" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Pride of Baltimore" by Doug Mills
The Pride of Baltimore II docked at Lermond Cove on a foggy morning in Rockland, Maine.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Black-ish "Manternity" Airs TONIGHT, March 15th

DRE CONSIDERS TAKING PATERNITY LEAVE AT WORK AND BOW TRIES TO HIDE HER
PREGNANCY WHILE BEING CONSIDERED FOR A PROMOTION,
ON ABC’S ‘BLACK-ISH’
Dre considers taking paternity leave after he realizes that Zoey is arguably the best child and their bond developed while he was unemployed when she was born. Meanwhile, Bow tries to hide her pregnancy in order to get a promotion, and Ruby convinces the kids that their nanny, Vivian, is stealing from them, on “black-ish,” tonight, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 (9:31-10:00 p.m. EST/PST), on the ABC Television Network.

“black-ish” stars Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby, Peter Mackenzie as Mr. Stevens.

Guest starring is Deon Cole as Charlie Telphy, Jeff Meacham as Josh, Nelson Franklin as Connor, Regina Hall as Vivian, Diane Farr as Rachel, Andy Daly as Dr. Windsor and Mike C. Nelson as Nurse Larry.

“Manternity” was written by Emily Halpern & Sarah Haskins and directed by Michael Spiller.

“black-ish” was created by Kenya Barris and is executive produced by Barris, Jonathan Groff, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland, E. Brian Dobbins and Corey Nickerson. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

Photos credit: ABC

Speechless "D-I—DING" Airs TONIGHT, March 15th

MAYA DINGS A CAR; JIMMY AND DYLAN SHARE A MOMENT;
AND KENNETH HAS A SIDE JOB,
ON ABC’S ‘SPEECHLESS’
After leaving a note behind Maya’s back, Ray takes sides against the family when Maya dings a nearby car. Following through on a promise, Jimmy and Dylan share a moment, as father and daughter are on a search in the back room at the local supermarket while JJ teaches a rude customer a lesson, and a moonlighting Kenneth hides his side job from the DiMeos, on ”Speechless,” tonight, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST/PST), on the ABC Television Network.

“Speechless” stars Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo, John Ross Bowie (“The Big Bang Theory”) as Jimmy DiMeo, Mason Cook as Ray DiMeo, Micah Fowler as JJ DiMeo, Kyla Kenedy as Dylan DiMeo and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth.

Guest starring is Leslie Grossman as Heather, Andrew Matarazzo as Aaron, Mark Bloom as Businessman, Chelsea Alden as Cashier, Eric Normington as Deli Worker, Joy Regullano as Diane, Steven Rozic as Man, Jake Elliott as Stephen and Torrei Hart as Wooman.

“D-I—DING” was written by Matt Roller and directed by Cherie Nowlan.

Scott Silveri (“Friends”) writes for and is executive producer of the show, along with “Fresh Off the Boat”’s Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. The series is from Twentieth Century Fox Television and ABC Studios. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation is a Foundation Partner and Technical Consultant on “Speechless.” To learn more about CP, go to CerebralPalsyFoundation.org.

Photos credit: ABC