Author Archives: Julie Fralich

Forum on Arts and the Creative Economy — June 11, 2018

Forum on Arts and the Creative Economy
Hosted by the New Gloucester Economic Development Committee
Monday June 11, 6:30 at the MEETING HOUSE
How does a Creative Economy benefit a town and its economic vitality? How can our town, and others, support this path to economic development? The creative economy is a powerful engine of growth and community vitality. Together, artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses produce goods and services that generate jobs, revenue, and quality of life.  The Economic Development Committee is hosting a panel of Maine based experts to speak about how towns can work with local cultural and artistic businesses and non-profits to grow their economies. Speakers include: Julie Richard, Executive Director, Maine Arts Commission: Jen Hutchins, Executive Director, Maine Association of Nonprofits and Tammy Ackerman, Executive Director of Engine: Propelling the Creative Economy, Biddeford.

Norumbega Cider Tasting Today June 2

Relax, hang out and taste a variety of ciders at Norumbega Cidery, today from 2 pm to 6 pm. On tap will be the classic cider, a honey cider, and berry medley. Other specialty varieties for tasting. Music provided by Rough Sawn (country, blue grass and folk) and food available from the Nom Bai Street Kitchen Food Truck (Cambodian and Vietnamese). Stop by at 380 Woodman Rd. 

Ameranouche at Village Coffeehouse on Sat. June 2

Join us for the last Coffeehouse of the season. Saturday night at 7:30 at the First Congregational Church.
The award winning Ameranouche plays a passionate style of music they call “Gypsy Flamenco Swing.”   The rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic Gypsy inspired music mixing Flamenco, Bebop and Jazz swing influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant.  Whether they’re playing a musette waltz from 1930 or an Andalusian inspired original tune, Ameranouche’s Gypsy Flamenco Swing style is a fresh and highly enjoyable new sound for the 21st century.

Mainers and the Gold Rush of 1849 — Historical Society Presentation May 17

“Mainers and the Gold Rush of 1849” is the title of the next program of the New Gloucester Historical Society to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7 PM  at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Rd. (Route 231). Jan Eakins from the Maine Historical Society is writing a book on this subject and will talk about some of the people from New Gloucester who headed west during the Gold Rush. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Norumbega Cider Tasting on Saturday May 5 — 2 pm to 6 pm

Norumbega Cidery will be kicking off its 2018 Cider Tasting Series Saturday May 5 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Norumbega will be offering six varieties for tasting. Music will be provided by Ronda Dale and muchies suitable for Cinco de Mayo. Head over and enjoy a spring afternoon. 380 W00dman Rd. FMI call 232.1304. 

 

Emilia Dahlin at Village Coffeehouse on Saturday May 5

Emilia Dahlin combines her strong storytelling sensibilities with her raw, rootsy folk and jazz vocals to create a truly original American sound.

Stop by the Village Store for a wine tasting from 5:30 to 7:30. Head over to the vestry of the First Congregational Church and enjoy an evening of friends and community.
Show starts at 7:30. Tickets at the door: $10. FMI  call 207.653.4823.

Survey of Businesses in New Gloucester

NOTE: The link below was broken and has since been fixed. Please try again if you were unable to access the link to the survey.  Thanks
The town of New Gloucester’s Economic Development Committee is conducting a survey of businesses who are located in town. We are doing this to learn more about the business environment here in town and what we as a town can do to help business succeed here. This survey will help us develop strategies to promote an enhance our local economy.
The survey is available online here. If you would prefer to fill out a paper version of this survey they are available at Town Hall from the planning department.

Gawler Family at Village Coffeehouse Sat. April 7

Join us for one of our favorite Coffeehouse events. Edith, John and Molly Gawler will perform an evening of traditional fiddling and folk music rooted in Maine and New England traditions. Enjoy this evening with a talented Maine musical family. The concert starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. The Coffeehouse is located in the vestry of the First Congregational Church; 19 Gloucester Hill Rd. For more info, call 207.653.4823.

USM Presentation on Portland Prosperity and Implications for New Gloucester

Richard Barringer and Joseph McDonnell from the Muskie School of Public Service at USM will present the recommendations from their recent report – Greater Portland Tomorrow: Choices for Sustained Prosperity. They will discuss the implications of growth and prosperity in the Greater Portland area on outlying rural towns like New Gloucester.  They will also discuss the impact of Creative Economies on Maine towns.
Tuesday March 27
7 pm
Meeting House
385 Intervale Rd
This presentation is being hosted by the New Gloucester Economic Development Committee. Members of the public are welcome. Questions and discussion will follow the presentation.
For more Information on these reports go to: Greater Portland Tomorrow: Choices for Sustained Prosperity and The Creative Economy in Maine: Measurement and Analysis.

Economic Development Committee Presentation Rescheduled

The Economic Development Committee presentation on the Implications of Greater Portland’s Prosperity on New Gloucester and Other Rural Areas (scheduled for today, March 13) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 pm in the Meeting House.