Special Surfers

Saturday, June 17, 2017 @9am

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Guest:

Nancy Boutet
Founder, Executive Director
Special Surfers

Special Surfers is a non-profit organization (501c3) that provides the opportunity for special needs kids and young adults to surf.  There is no cost to participants or their families, and all equipment and instruction is provided.  Special Surfer events are held on the third Tuesday of each month in June, July, and August at Gooches Beach in Kennebunk, Maine. We have hundreds of special surfers and volunteers at each event providing a real sense of community and accomplishment for all.

Nanci Boutet , the owner of Aquaholics Surf Shop in Kennebunk, has organized these events for the past decade as a result of her friendship with Maureen Dow, a special education teacher, who works with children with autism and asked if she would take a few kids with autism spectrum disorder out for a surf class.

Not Always Happy

Saturday, June 17, 2017 @9am

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Guest:

Kari Wagner-Peck, Author
A Typical Son

and
Not Always Happy

Kari Wagner-Peck, MSW, is a writer, blogger, and a freelance development consultant while she homeschools her son. She also has experience in arts management including development, event planning, and public speaking. Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, the New York Times’ “Motherlode” blog, the Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo Parenting, Parents Magazine’s, and Empowering Parents.

Not Always Happy is a humorous and sharp chronicle about adopting and raising a son with Down syndrome from the Maine foster care system. The author quickly learns that life is best lived by expecting the unplanned when she makes the decision to become a parent in her late forties. As her unconventional family moves along in this life, she and her husband are less aware they are raising an atypical child or an adopted child. They are raising their child, and their family struggles with the same universal themes are that of any family.

Cyber Security Work

Saturday, June 10, 2017 @9am

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Guest:

Dr. Adam Wick
Research Lead,
Mobile Security &
Systems Software
Galois, Inc.

Galois develops technology to guarantee the trustworthiness of systems where failure is unacceptable. We apply cutting edge computer science and mathematics to advance the state of the art in software trustworthiness. We combine proven scientific methods with the latest technological innovations to solve our clients’ hardest problems. Want to know more? Contact us to discuss how we can work together on your most difficult challenges.

My projects vary, but are all based on a simple premise: I want to use Galois’ expertise in systems software to help our clients build practical, trustworthy systems. While I have worked at all levels of the software stack, the majority of my experience is at the systems level: building boot loaders, device drivers, network stacks, embedded systems, and operating system architectures. However, my passion is figuring out how to design systems so that they provide next-generation features while maintaining their critical security and robustness guarantees.

For the last several years, Dr. Wick has led the mobile security and systems software program at Galois. In that capacity, he works all aspects of the project spectrum: from business development and project inception to final delivery to the client. While he has worked at all levels of the software stack, most recently Adam has specialized in systems software: device drivers, embedded control systems, and other core operating system components.

Of particular interest, Dr. Wick led Galois’ participation in the development of a prototype secure, multi-level mobile device for the United States Marine Corps. Galois’ goals during this effort were to develop components for securing data on storage devices (Secure Data At Rest, or DAR), for securing data as it travels the network (Secure Data In Transit, or DIT), and for providing a secure root of trust. This later work transition into a wider investigation of software roots of trust for mobile devices, performed with the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition, Dr. Wick has previously led projects in mobile device security, secure operating system design and implementation, virtual private networks, corporate network defense, and wireless systems. As part of the DARPA Cyber Fast Track program, he developed CyberChaff and Ditto: two mechanisms for confusing and delaying attackers attempting to penetrate a network. More recently, he has been investigating fault detection, robust fault recovery, and counterdeception in unmanned vehicles.

Dr. Wick received a B.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 2000 and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah in 2006. He has been working as a staff engineer, senior project manager, and research lead at Galois since 2006.

Post 171 Golf Tournament

Saturday, June 3, 2017 @9am

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Guest:

 

Roger Dumont
MMCM (SS/AW) Ret.
The Hands of Maine Helping Veterans

John Leo Murray Jr.
America Legion Post 171
Golf Tournament

July 24
Brunswick Golf Club
Shot Gun – 9am
Registration – 8am
$85/Single | $240/Team

 

Carlow for Buxton School Board

Saturday, June 3, 2017 @9am

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Guest:

Nathan Carlow Candidate
Buxton School Board

A Bonny Eagle High School junior, now a student representative to the SAD 6 School Board, is seeking a seat in the June election as a full-fledged member of the board.

Nathan Carlow of Buxton, who turns 18 on May 18, is running for a two-year term on the panel, challenging Ellen H. Decotiis, who was appointed to the School Board by Buxton selectmen in July 2016 to fill a vacancy. She is now seeking election to the post.

“Community feedback has been very receptive of the idea of a student being on the board,” Carlow said by telephone Tuesday.

“I’m running for SAD 6 School Board to give my peers a true seat at the table,” Carlow said in a Facebook posting. “If elected, I promise to ensure a quality education for all.”

Carlow is the son of Michele and Pete Boudreau of Buxton.