SNL Takes on the #OscarsSoWhite Controversy, Nails It
When the 2016 Oscar nominations were announced nearly two weeks ago, the response to the overwhelmingly white line-up of talent proved instantly controversial. Film fans and industry veterans alike gathered around the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag to make their voices heard, especially decrying how films starring black actors and directed by black filmmakers — like Creed and Straight Outta Compton — somehow managed to only receive nominations for the white people involved in making them. With material this ripe, of course SNL was going to take a swipe at the Academy Awards this week.
Community Spotlight
It's always a treat when U.S. Olympian, Julia Clukey of Augusta (Luge), stops by. She has been running a girls camp with the YMCA for a couple of years in Readfield and, on Saturday, will have a reunion and open house for all interested in coming, at the YMCA's Harold Alfond Gymnasium!
No Mail on Saturdays
Members of Maine’s congressional delegation are not that thrilled with the U.S. Postal Service’s idea to cut out Saturday mail delivery. They feel it would hurt rural communities and Maine is mostly a rural state.