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GNG Backpack Club receives award from Berlin City

The Gray-New Gloucester Backpack Club is pleased to announce we have been chosen to receive a Drive for Education Program Award from Berlin City for the third consecutive year. Once again this grant give us the financial security we need to stock our food pantry shelves through the end of the school year. The positive impact of this program is far-reaching – affecting the children we serve, the students who volunteer for us, the community members, and our staff as well.
Our program is a 100% collaboration of volunteers including students, staff in our five schools, and our parent volunteers. Our pantry is run by the Gray-New Gloucester High School Community Service Club and the EXCEL Program. The students are responsible for taking inventory, unpacking food deliveries, stocking shelves, and making sure over 140 bags of food are packed and ready to go out each week to the five schools in our district (compliments of the district transportation department).|
Thank you Berlin City for this generous donation, and to all who work hard throughout the year to make it all happen!

Church secretary wanted

The First Congregational-Christian Church of New Gloucester, Maine is seeking a part-time Church Secretary. The church secretary works closely with the pastor. Regular tasks include answering incoming calls and taking messages, bookkeeping, scheduling the use of the building, maintaining the church calendar and website and developing and distributing bulletins and newsletters. The successful candidate needs excellent communication and organization skills, strong word processing skills, basic computer knowledge, and experience with QuickBooks online. Empathy and discretion are required.

The church secretary reports to the Board of Trustees. The regular working hours are 9 AM to 1 PM, Tuesday through Friday, with occasional nights or weekends as requested for event support. The hourly rate is dependent upon skills and experience, with a minimum of $13.50 per hour. The church secretary is entitled to 8 days per year of paid time off.

For more details on the duties and skills required, see For consideration, please email your résumé to

Fishermens Net update, Feb 8

Happy Friday!

Fresh in today:
Salmon at $9.99/lb
Sea Smelt
Along with our regulars….
See you soon!!

Fishermen’s Net update


We had another successful week with our new “Take-N-Bake” Tuesday! Next week we will be featuring sea scallops with asparagus. More details to follow…
Super Bowl is upon us! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL????
We have Bud Light 6pks for $5.99
16-20 Shrimp $9.99/lb
13-15 Shrimp $11.99/lb
Sea Scallops $16.99/lb
Fresh scallop pieces $13.99/lb
Crab Dip
Clam Dip
Shrimp platters
Bacon wrapped scallops
Lobster prices are coming down!!!!!!!
Look forward to seeing all of you!!
Stay warm and enjoy the heat wave!

Big Nite O’ Blues at Village Coffeehouse Saturday Feb. 2

This Big Nite O’ Blues at the Village Coffeehouse will serve up both traditional country blues stylings from the likes of Mississippi Fred McDowell and the Memphis Jug Band, and the Chicago blues of Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter, along with other “roots music” as well. The evening will feature an evening of acoustic and electric blues roots music with Jere “Lunchpail” Dewaters and Jeff Christiansen with Chad Sirois and Rob Babson

To hear selections go to:

The Village Coffeehouse is a wonderful, intimate setting to hear nay kind of music and you can bet the Big Nite O’ Blues will continue that tradition. The Coffeehouse is held in the vestry of the First Congregational Church at 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

Show starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets $10 at the door. Saturday Feb. 2, 2019.

Update from the Fishermen’s Net

Coming in for the weekend…
Fresh Sea Smelt $6.99/lb

Plus all of the regular goodies!!
Hope to see you soon!

Collins Band at Village Coffeehouse Sat. Jan. 5

Start the New Year with an evening of acoustic blues and Americana music at the Village Coffeehouse in the Vestry of the First Congregational Church. We are pleased to have Dave Collins back with some new band members and new music. Join friends and bring family to hear Dave Collins – guitar and vocals and formerly of Bluezberry Jam; Rudy Gabrielson – piano, blues harmonica, vocals, and formerly of Bluezberry Jam; Paul Riechmann – stand up acoustic bass and vocals, and Crista Koerber, stand-up bass and vocals. Music starts at 7:30. Admission is $10.

Cleaning services available

GWGC Residential Cleaning Services is available to clean your beautiful house, apartment, condo, or Air b and b. Professional cleaning at a competitive price. I am a non-smoker and pet friendly. I green clean or conventional clean. I am fully insured and I have references. It is not too late for holiday cleaning!

My cleaning services include dusting, vacuuming, sweeping and mopping the floors in all rooms. Cleaning the bathrooms, including mirrors, toilets, showers and baths. Cleaning the kitchen, including wiping down appliances, counters, sinks and cabinet doors. Washing and drying dishes and putting them away, and light laundry.

Please call or text to discuss your cleaning needs 207 650 4184.
Wendy Leighton

Rte 231 closed near National Weather Station

From the NGFR:

Route 231 is closed at the New Gloucester, Gray, North Yarmouth town lines due to a crash in North Yarmouth, just passed the weather station. The road will be closed until further notice. Please seek an alternative route and please drive safely.

Community Potluck and Christmas Concert Dec. 15

Celebrate the holidays with your neighbors and friends at the Community Potluck in the vestry of the First of the First Congregational Church on Saturday Dec. 15 . Bring something to share or just come by and enjoy the evening. Potluck starts at 5:30
The third annual Christmas concert will follow in the acoustically spectacular sanctuary with musicians from New Gloucester, Gray , and Alfred.
A New Gloucester Christmas is a collaboration of many artists from the Greater New Gloucester area. Spearheaded by guitarist Jim Gallant, fiddler Mike Conant, and the members of Bald Hill, this year’s line-up includes a host of new participants, including noted Seussian scholar Don Libby and choirs representing St. Gregory’s in Gray and the New Gloucester First Congregational Church. Returning to the stage from previous Christmas appearances are Emily and Steve MacKinnon (of the Kennebunk River Band), George Wardwell, and percussion guru Tony Castro. Show time is 7 pm.
The dinner is free and open to the public as is the concert but a suggested donation of $10 will benefit the Church’s Fuel Assistance Fund which helps fund needy families during the Maine winter.