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NG Dems Meeting, This Tuesday, Jan. 22

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7:00 p.m., Community Building, 381 Intervale Road

State Senator Ned Claxton is the special guest who will talk about the bills he plans on submitting or has submitted. Light agenda, but some things on the horizon include the plant sale and Memorial Day Parade. All registered Democrats are invited to attend.

SPECIAL ALERT — Worship and Budget Session Cancelled

Due to the impending snowstorm, there will be NO Sunday Morning Worship Service at New Gloucester Congregational Church on January 20.
The budget presentation that was scheduled after worship will also not be held.

For more information, go to http://www.ngucc.org/

 

 

Patti’s Jan. 18 “Inside New Gloucester”

This brightly colored quilt handcrafted by Brenda Cookson is being raffled to benefit the New Gloucester Public Library.

Quilt raffle

The New Gloucester Public Library is conducting a quilt raffle. The seamstress is Brenda Cookson, and the quilt is about the size of a large twin. Tickets are on sale at the library located at 379 Intervale Road and will continue to be sold until their Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale on Feb. 9, or the blizzard date of Feb. 16. The price is $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets.

To read Patti Mikkelsen’s full column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-160/

 

Patti’s Jan. 4 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

The New Gloucester Santa holds Belle Lemay, 2, of Lewiston, at Thompson’s Orchard, the first stop during his Christmas Eve rounds distributing goodie bags to excited children.

Blood Drive

The Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive at Pineland Farms from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Mount Washington Room, 59 Pineland Drive. Each donor will receive a coupon toward Pineland Farms cheese. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Pineland Farms to schedule an appointment.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-159/

 

NG Pizza joint one of best in US

When you consider food in Maine, you might automatically conjure up images of buttery lobster and fried-to-perfection seafood. If you do that, you wouldn’t be wrong. In fact, you’d be very, very right. But, your food dreams don’t need to end there. There are so many other options for great food in Vacationland, that you could easily create a multi-stop, internationally inspired food road trip here. In fact, maybe we should do that! But, while you’re waiting for that journey go for something tried-and-true…pizza! This one is a bit out-of-the-way, but it rivals anything larger you might find in Portland, Bangor or the touristy spots in the state. Keep reading in Only in Your State

Patti’s Dec. 21 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Participants at a previous VAST Nordic/Biathlon Camp at Pineland Farms enjoy a sense of camaraderie with fellow veterans. A four-day Nordic/Biathlon Camp free to any veteran with a disability will be held from Feb. 28 to March 4.

Winter sports for veterans

A veterans’ adaptive cross-country skiing/snowshoeing program will be held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Jan. 2 through March, weather and snow conditions permitting. It is free to all veterans with physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress. No experience is necessary. Ski instruction and equipment for skiing and snowshoeing are provided free of charge. All veterans who are interested in volunteering are welcome.

There is also a four-day Nordic/Biathlon Camp free to any veteran with a disability from Thursday, Feb. 28, to Monday, March 4. Experienced skiers are still needed and encouraged to volunteer for this event.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-158/

Patti’s Dec. 7 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Calendar raffle

Members of the Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club are starting their season with a Calendar Raffle offering a total of more than $1,000 in prizes – gift cards to L.L. Bean, Cabela’s, Famous Footwear, Dunkin’ Donuts, Amazon, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Link’s Variety and more.

Tickets cost $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 and will be sold through Monday, Dec. 31. Drawings start Jan. 1 and will continue each day throughout the month. Each patron has a chance to win 31 times.

Go to “Shop” on the menu bar at royalriverriders.com and buy tickets online through PayPal or a major credit card by using the Guest Checkout. Alternatively, call Club Treasurer Andrea Segars at 577-2563.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://ngxchange.org/wp-admin/post-new.php

 

Video of forum on New Gloucester’s agricultural economy available

The Nov. 26 forum on New Gloucester’s agricultural economy is now available online at https://newgloucester.viebit.com/player.php?hash=8rtbX25oQ1Rf

 

 

Patti’s Nov. 23 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Decorated balsam wreaths and many other Christmas seasonal decorations will be for sale at the annual Shaker Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Shaker Christmas Fair

The annual Shaker Christmas Fair at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Specialties include Shaker baked goods – wheat bread, beer batter bread, cinnamon-raisin bread, Sister Frances’ famous fruitcakes, fresh-baked herbal biscuits, cookies and more. A wide selection of gifts and holiday items will be available, including Shaker cooking herbs, herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, decorated balsam wreaths, hot cider and  homemade doughnuts.

Proceeds from the popular White Elephant Room rummage sale benefit local food pantries.

A 50/50 raffle will be held and lunch plates will be available while supplies last.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-156/

 

Is the Intervale a bog?

A few days ago, we shared a link to a story in the Portland Press Herald about three hunters being rescued from a local bog. Is the Intervale a bog, I wondered? It seems more like a marsh— Of course, I googled it and here’s what I found:

The world’s wetlands are ecosystems in themselves, and are defined by the flora and fauna they support. Marshes are nutrient-rich wetlands that support a variety of reeds and grasses, while swamps are defined by their ability to support woody plants and trees. Bogs are characterized by their poor soil and high peat content, while fens have less peat and more plant life than a bog. Keep reading