There are currently 4 openings on the Budget Committee. This is a very important committee that has a great deal of say In the budget that is sent to the voters. The committee will meet 4 or 5 times during the months of January and February. I enjoy serving on this committee and working with the department heads making sure the needs of the town are met. I hope there will be a full slate of volunteers. If you interested in serving applications can be downloaded or picked up at the town office.
The New Gloucester Fire and Rescue hosted their annual barbecue at Thompsons’ Orchards on September 30th. A fundraiser for the NGFR, they hoped to clear $1,000 for various needs and projects. The weather was perfect and many stopped to enjoy chicken, burgers and hot dogs. Gray Stop and Shop and an anonymous donor helped support this cause.
NGFR members Alicia LaFlamme (Advanced EMT), Jared Schwartz (Firefighter/EMT) and Auxiliary members Amy Carman and Avis Ford serve a delicious BBQ lunch at Thompsons on Sept. 30, 2018. Not shown: George Carman, Tim Joy and Peter Culver.
Misty Coolidge is ready to enjoy her lunch at the NGFR BBQ. September 30, 2018.
Interior firefighter Peter Culver takes a break at the NGFR BBQ.
Tim Joy barbecues chicken at the 2018 NGFR BBQ.
See these videos on NGX’s new YouTube channel.
Tim Joy on the history of the NGFR BBQ
NGFR fundraising and serving the community
It’s a beautiful day to enjoy some Norumbega Cider. Come on by and enjoy music by Ronda Dale and food by the Nom Bai Food Truck. Try some of Norumbega Classic, Berry Medley or Honey. Today, Saturday July 7 from 2 to 6 pm.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! With this marking the kick-off to summer, we are happy to announce that our lobster specials are BACK!
Chics: $8.99/lb or 5 for $45
Quarters: $9.99/lb or 5 for $55
Halves: $10.99/lb or 5 for $75
We have Grouper, Swordfish, Tuna, Mako Shark, Scallops, Salmon, Haddock……
Great Take-out special this weekend for 1 1-1/4# lobster, 1# steamers and Fries for $19.99.
Come on by! We would be so happy to see you!!!
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
“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.
Voters at Saturday’s annual town meeting will decide on buying a plow truck, building a second exit for the library and improving tennis courts.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at Memorial School, with voter registration at 6:30 p.m.
Among the spending proposals are purchasing self-contained breathing apparatus for the Fire Department, construction of a second exit for the New Gloucester Public Library, buying a dump/plow truck and making improvements to the Rowe Station tennis courts. Keep reading