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Library Craft Night

August means the Library Craft Night, and this year it will be held August 6 at 6:30 pm, weather permitting, in the Gazebo (fingers crossed).  In staying with our theme of going to the moon, crafts will be space based.  All ages are welcome, but fair warning, crafts are aimed at the kiddos.  The event is free.

And if you should have some around the house, the library could use some jars, with lids for one of the crafts planned.

To register (not necessary, but appreciated) or if you have any questions, contact the library at 926-4840.

Suzan Hawkins & Carla McAllister
New Gloucester Public Library

Don’t miss the Strawberry Festival!

Great plants at great prices

Plants for the 12th annual
“Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale are looking healthy and ready to adorn your lawn and/or home.

The sale will be held on Saturday, June 1, 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 $50 gift card to the Fishermen’s Net in Gray is being held in conjunction with the plant sale. Tickets cost $3 each or two for $5. The drawing will be held at noon that day; you need not be present to win. The event is sponsored by the New Gloucester Democratic Committee.

Festival of American Music at Shaker Village June 19-22

Tickets are on sale for The Maine Festival of American Music concert series. Six concerts will be held in the Shaker Meeting House on Route 26.
Keep reading in the Sun Journal.

2019 New Gloucester Annual Memorial Day Parade

New Gloucester’s annual Memorial Day parade will start at 9 a.m. at Memorial School, 86 Intervale Road. The parade route will proceed northerly along Route 231 and then turn right onto Route 100. The procession will stop at the New Gloucester Veterans Monument for memorial services with brief remarks by several dignitaries, then the parade will resume and proceed to the ending point, Amvets Hall.

Patti’s May 24 Inside New Gloucester Column


Amelia, 8, and 6-year-old Erica Reed enjoy a May 9 Royal River Conservation Trust Rain or Shine Club scenic hike at Big Falls Preserve, which bisects New Gloucester and Auburn.
Photo by Patti Mikkelsen

Memorial Day parade

New Gloucester’s annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at the Memorial School at 86 Intervale Road on Monday, May 27. Beginning at 9 a.m., the parade route will proceed north 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 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Afterward, the parade route takes a right onto Peacock Hill Road, then left onto Gilmore Road. The route ends at the Amvets Hall, 1095 Lewiston Road.

Parade participants are to arrive at the start location to begin lining up at 8 a.m. For more information or to sign up your organization to participate in the parade, leave a message for Bill Greene at 514-6994.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-169/

MSAD 15 Budget Validation Vote TONIGHT – Thursday May 23 at 6:30 pm

District voters will vote tonight on a proposed $27.8 million fiscal year ‘20 school budget.  Voter registration begins at 6:00 and the budget meeting at 6:30 pm in the GNG High School cafeteria. 

The proposed budget reflects a 3.96 percent increase over the current year and a 4.92 increase in New Gloucester and Gray’s combined local share, according to district administrators.  Flat funding from the state due to declining district enrollments and increases in salaries and benefits underlie the budget picture.  For New Gloucester, which is responsible for 35 percent of the $16.1 million local contribution, administrators estimate a $0.52 uptick in the overall mil rate, an increase of $102 on a $200,000 home.  Detailed budget documentation can be accessed here.

Tonight’s budget vote is the first of two; a school budget validation referendum will follow on Tuesday June 11, when New Gloucester voters will also elect two members of the Select Board and vote on whether to create a town charter commission.

“Rooting for Democracy” Plant Sale

New Gloucester Democratic Committee members Penny Hilton, left, Misty Coolidge, Mark Stevens and David Hilton welcome customers to the 2018 “Rooting for Democracy” plant sale.

The 12th annual “Rooting for Democracy” plant sale, sponsored by the New Gloucester Democratic Committee, will be held on Saturday, June 1, 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 $50 gift card to the Fishermen’s Net in Gray is being held in conjunction with the plant sale. Tickets cost $3 each or two for $5. 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.

Spring Clean-up Week at Transfer Station May 14, 16, 17, 18

The Transfer Station is once again throwing open the hopper for your excess stuff during Spring Clean-up Week. No need for residents to have the special $5 special bulky waste sticker during this festive time.

Clean-up Week hours are Tuesday May 14 from 9am-7pm, Thursday May 16 from 9 am-7pm, Friday May 17 from 9am-2pm, and Saturday May 18 from 9am-5pm (regular open hours).

Stumps, leaves, pine needles, large drums, and closed metal containers are not accepted. All types of oil, including clean waste oil, are accepted.

Questions? Call the Transfer Station at 926-3145. The New Gloucester Transfer Station is located at 264 Bald Hill Road.

NG Parks & Recreation

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