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First Gray-New Gloucester Winter Fest

Gray and New Gloucester recreation departments are partnering to offer the first ever Gray-New Gloucester Winter Fest March 6-7.

The event will be held at Pennell Park at the Gray Town Hall Complex, 24 Main St.

On Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. there will be ice skating, a bonfire and music. Activities on Saturday, from 12-1:30 p.m., will include a snow sculpture contest, skating skills challenge, maple candy demonstration and snowshoe obstacle races.

During the event, the snack shack will be open, with all proceeds benefiting the rec scholarship funds of both towns.

2020 GNG Business Summit

A Food Coop in GNG? Let’s see! & Local Business Showcase

Hosted by the Gray New Gloucester Development Corp. in cooperation with the towns of Gray and New Gloucester.

Along with the local business showcase and economic development updates from Gray, New Gloucester and the GNGDC, this year’s keynote speaker is John Crane, General Manager of the Portland Food Coop.

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Forum: “Maine Equal Rights Amendment: What it is – Why we need it!”

Members of the public are invited to a free forum called “Maine Equal Rights Amendment: What it is – Why we need it!” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. This event, sponsored by Equal Rights Maine, League of Women Voters Portland, and Rural Maine Rising will take place at Coolidge Family Farm, 1084 Lewiston Road. Light refreshments will be served.

Rep. Lois Reckitt will be leading a discussion of the Maine Equal Rights Amendment (LD 433). This legislative bill, referred to as the “Maine ERA,” would amend the Maine constitution to prohibit discrimination based on gender, which would benefit men as well as women.

Despite being introduced in the legislature every year since the 1980s, Maine has never added such language to our state constitution. This means that the only constitutionally protected right women have is the right to vote. Every other right they have has been won through statute or regulation, both of which are easier to undo than constitutional protections. Because LD 433 would amend the state constitution, ratification would require it to be approved by a two-thirds vote in both chambers of the legislature and passed by a majority of the voters approving the referendum question.

For more information, contact Anne Gass at 657-4935 or agassmaine@gmail.com. Attendees are asked to park across the street at the AmVets Hall, 1095 Lewiston Road.

2020 NG Republican Caucus Sat. Feb. 8

2020 NEW GLOUCESTER REPUBLICAN CAUCUS

February 8th at the New Gloucester Community Building

Sign in from 9am to 10am

Meeting will start promptly at 10am

Unenrolled / Unaffiliated  may register between 9 & 10am

Enrollees in another party must have changed their registration 15 days prior.

Scheduled speakers are:

Jay Allen candidate for CD 1

Amy Arata candidate for Maine House District 65

Campaign for Yes on One

Contact person: George Colby 207 926-4763

Library’s Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale Sat. Feb. 8

It’s almost here! The Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale at the New Gloucester Library on Saturday, February 8th from 8:00-12:00 (BLIZZARD date February 15th from 8:00-12:00).

In addition to a large assortment of adult books and children’s books, there will also be CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games and an awesome assortment of vintage books for stocking up this winter. All items are sold at great prices – 50 cents for hardcover books, 25 cents for soft cover, and children’s books are 25 cents for hardcover books and 2 soft cover books for 25 cents!! Special home baked goodies on sale too!

The Cabin Fever Sale is a one stop shopping event to stock up for February break or to help you get through the rest of winter. On February 8th from 8:00-12:00, the place to be is the New Gloucester Library (379 Intervale Road) for great deals.

For more information call 926-4840. Remember to dress warmly!! See you there! 

Photo: Joanne Cole

Library’s Cabin Fever Book Sale Sat. Feb. 8

Brother Arnold Hadd talk on Maine Shakers Thurs. Feb. 20 at 7 pm

“A New Chapter in the History of the Maine Shakers” is the title of a program about the Gorham and Poland Shakers to be presented on Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7 pm at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Rd. (Route 231) (next to the Town Hall). The speaker will be Brother Arnold Hadd of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community. The public is invited. Refreshments served. Sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

Historical Society annual meeting Sat. Feb. 1 at 10 am

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will be held on Saturday February 1 at 10 am, at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Rd. (Route 231). All members are urged to attend.

The annual meeting was previously scheduled for mid-January but had to be postponed due to uncooperative weather.