By Matt Junker
NEW GLOUCESTER — Carl Wilcox has wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail for decades, and this year, the 54-year-old from New Gloucester checked it off his list.
His 6½-month journey began in Georgia on March 7, and finished Sept. 21 at the top of Mount Katahdin. Wilcox took time away from his job as a wastewater engineer at Woodard & Curran to complete the trek, which wasn’t without its challenges.
Wilcox spoke with the Lakes Region Weekly about his hike of more than 2,000 miles.
For the interview, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/qa-with-carl-wilcox-new-gloucester-thru-hiker-fulfills-decades-old-dream/
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Anne Gass of Gray discussed her book, “Voting Down the Rose,” as the guest speaker at the New Gloucester Historical Society’s meeting on Oct. 19. The book is about her great-grandmother, Florence Brooks Whitehouse, who helped win women’s voting rights in the U.S. about a century ago.
Controversy over the proposed new public works facility continued at the Oct. 23 Special Board of Selectmen’s meeting. You can watch it as video on demand at https://newgloucester.viebit.com/
Callie Kimball, a longtime member of The Friends of the Shakers, volunteers at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village’s Harvest Festival by serving barbecue pulled pork sandwiches to the throngs of visitors in attendance on Oct. 7. Kimball is a resident of Cape Elizabeth.
Women’s suffrage talk
For those interested in learning more about ballot Question #2, regarding the expansion of Medicaid to provide health care coverage for low income individuals ….
…. PLEASE JOIN US! 7:00 PM on Thursday, October 12th at the First Congregational Church Vestry located at 19 Gloucester Hill Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260.
There will be a panel of experts followed by a Q&A session: Ned Claxton, M.D., a doctor’s perspective; State Rep. Drew Gattine, a state legislative perspective; Charlie Dingman, Esq., a lawyer specializing in reimbursement, regulatory, and government contracting issues for a wide range of clients in the healthcare sector.
CANVASSING OPPORTUNITY: A New Gloucester canvass in support of Yes on 2 will also be taking place on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This will also be taking place at the First Congregational Church located at 19 Gloucester Hill Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260.
Please join us the New Gloucester Fire Rescue for our annual chicken BBQ!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
276 Gloucester Hill Road
Thank you to Thompson’s Orchard for teaming up with us again. We’ll be set up with the hot coals burning as the amazing BBQ aroma wafts through the apple orchard while you, your friends & families are having a fun day of picking apples. Plan on a delicious hot meal with all the fixin’s when you’re done.
Your support will help us buy life saving gear & equipment & we truly appreciate “YOU” our community!
Bring the family , friends it is sure to be a great day!
Serving noon until the chicken is gone, ( hint) it sells fast!
$8.00 ages 12 & up
$4.00 ages 4-11
See you on Sat. Sept 23 @ 12 noon!