Category Archives: Events

2018 New Gloucester Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

A public reading of the Declaration of Independence will be held on Wednesday, July 4th beginning at 9 AM at the New Gloucester History Barn, 383 Intervale Rd. (behind the Town Hall), New Gloucester, ME. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

Patti’s June 8 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Don Densmore of New Gloucester, a member of a volunteer construction team, works on the roof of the pavilion at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds on June 2. The pavilion is perched at the highest point of land in the area to afford parents a sentry post to keep an eye out for their children participating in recreational activities at the playground and athletic fields.

Fire-rescue open house

New Gloucester Fire-Rescue will be sponsoring an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, June 18. All community members are invited to attend. Complimentary food will be served, demonstrations will be performed, and a baseball hat for each of the first 50 kids will be given out.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-144/

 

Selectman Candidate Forum ready for viewing

The new and improved (color corrected) version of the Selectman Candidate Forum video is now available on demand at https://newgloucester.viebit.com/player.php?hash=nVbkWpPneD34

This weekend the 56-minute program will be telecast on community access TV Channel 3 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., which is viewable by Spectrum Cable customers residing in Gray and New Gloucester.

Note that the only candidate who participated was Steve Hathorne; both Karen Gilles and Linda Chase had accepted the invitation to come but cancelled on the day of the forum. A second forum could not occur due to scheduling conflicts.

 

 

“Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale Today!

The 11th annual “Rooting for Democracy” plant sale, sponsored by the New Gloucester Democratic Committee, will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Lil’ Mart, 1026 Lewiston Road, Route 100, New Gloucester. Plants of all varieties including perennials, annuals, house plants, vegetables and herbs will be offered at bargain prices.

A raffle to win a $75 gift certificate at the Fishermen’s Net in Gray is being held in conjunction with the plant sale. The ticket cost is $3 for one or $5 for two. The drawing will be held at noon; you need not be present to win.

Pineland YMCA Summer Youth Activities

Summer is truly upon us and the staff at the Pineland Branch has an amazing summer line up.  We have a few new offerings we would like to share with you, for both our membership base, and extending in to the community. Please share with your friends and family!

Youth Programs-

We are having a lot of fun during our Spring session.  The Pineland Branch had 78 youth staying active and healthy from Ballet to Forest Exploration!  Take a peek at our Summer line up HERE!

Registration:   Currently Open

Session Runs:  June 17th– August 4th

KIDS NIGHT OUT-  June 16th– “Roller Rink & Dance Party”

It’s our last Kids Night Out for the year, and we want your kiddo’s to come celebrate with us!  Come with roller skates, or come with your dancing feet.  Camp Counselor Heidi from Otter Pond will be sure to send your kids home in jammies, and ready for bed!  Dinner is included.  $30/child $10 for each additional child.  Financial assistance available, SO PLEASE ASK!

Please be sure to send along a helmet for your child!

Swim Lessons-

We are thrilled to say that we had 206 swimmers in the water for the Spring session.  This session we focused on glides, floats, and buoyancy.  We will continue our work on buoyancy and safety around water in to the summer session.

We offer a few schedule options for summer session:

Full Session- Once a week for 8 weeks.

Session A&B- Twice per week for 4 weeks.

For a complete list of our summer swim lesson schedule, you can find our line up HERE!

Summer Series Meet Ups! Free & Open to the Community

Beach Days:

Mondays– June 25thJuly 23rdAugust 20th

Hiking Days:

Friday– July 13th & August 17th

For more information, please contact:

Mylan Bannon, Membership Coordinator

mbannon@ymcaofsouthernmaine.org

Raise the Pavillion Roof

Help needed!  June 2nd & 3rd, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at New Gloucester Fairgrounds.

For more information – please contact Harvey Price
(207) 310-0831 or hprice@newgloucester.com

Selectmen Candidates Forum

Meet the candidates for selectman this Thursday, May 31 from 7 to 9 PM at the Meetinghouse. Candidates are Linda Chase, Steve Hawthorne and Karen Gilles.

Community members have submitted questions which have been incorporated into the topic-based, moderated forum format. The audience can also ask questions live.

The Forum will be broadcast on Channel 3, and can be streamed after the event.

We hope to see you there!
The Candidates and Referendum Issues Forum Committee

 

 

Memorial Day Parade 2018 Pictorial

Willy Danforth (center with white cap) serves as the parade organizer for the second consecutive year.

Michael Fralich, co-founder of Healing Through Horses, is preparing to ride his horse Cyra in the parade. He chats with Ned Claxton, candidate for State Senate District 20, before the parade steps off.

The Gray-New Gloucester High School band performs a tribute to the branches of the U.S. military at memorial services held at the New Gloucester Veterans Monument.

Memorial Day Parade

The Gray-New Gloucester Middle School Band plays a patriotic song at New Gloucester Veterans Monument Park during memorial services in conjunction with the 2017 Memorial Day Parade.

The start location for New Gloucester’s annual Memorial Day Parade is the Memorial School at 86 Intervale Road. The parade route proceeds northerly along Route 231 and then heads to the right at the blinker light onto Route 100. The procession stops at the New Gloucester Veterans Monument Park for memorial services with brief remarks by several dignitaries. Afterward, the parade route goes right onto Peacock Hill Road, then left onto Gilmore Road. The route ends at the post office where participants cut across to the Amvets Hall, 1095 Lewiston Road, where they are invited to have refreshments.

Parade participants are to arrive at the start location to begin lining up at 8 a.m., Monday, May 28, for a step-off time of 9 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the memorial service will occur inside the Amvets Hall. For more information or to sign up your organization to participate in the parade, call Willy Danforth at 777-4759.

“Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale on June 2

The 2017 “Rooting for Democracy” plant sale, sponsored by the New Gloucester Democratic Committee, is just opening for business. Courtesy photo by Julie Fralich

The 11th annual “Rooting for Democracy” plant sale, sponsored by the New Gloucester Democratic Committee, will be held on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Lil’ Mart, 1026 Lewiston Road, Route 100, New Gloucester. Plants of all varieties including perennials, annuals, house plants, vegetables and herbs will be offered at bargain prices.

A raffle to win a $75 gift certificate at the Fishermen’s Net in Gray is being held in conjunction with the plant sale. The ticket cost is $3 for one or $5 for two. The drawing will be held at noon that day; you need not be present to win. For more information, or to donate plants, contact Penny Hilton at 926-4004.