Category Archives: Events

Holiday PJ Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library

Holiday PJ Story Time

December 4 (Tuesday)

6:30 pm to apx 7:30 pm

@ the New Gloucester Public Library

Light refreshments will be served

Flyer – Holiday PJ Storytime

Video of forum on New Gloucester’s agricultural economy available

The Nov. 26 forum on New Gloucester’s agricultural economy is now available online at



Patti’s Nov. 23 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Decorated balsam wreaths and many other Christmas seasonal decorations will be for sale at the annual Shaker Christmas Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Shaker Christmas Fair

The annual Shaker Christmas Fair at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Specialties include Shaker baked goods – wheat bread, beer batter bread, cinnamon-raisin bread, Sister Frances’ famous fruitcakes, fresh-baked herbal biscuits, cookies and more. A wide selection of gifts and holiday items will be available, including Shaker cooking herbs, herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, decorated balsam wreaths, hot cider and  homemade doughnuts.

Proceeds from the popular White Elephant Room rummage sale benefit local food pantries.

A 50/50 raffle will be held and lunch plates will be available while supplies last.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to


Craft/vendor fair at AMVETS Saturday

Patti’s Nov. 9 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Channel 3 becomes 1302

Effective Nov. 13, local access NGTV Channel 3 will be changed to Channel 1302.
Gray Community TV Channel 2 will be Channel 1301, and Portland’s Community TV Network Channel 5 will be Channel 1303. These channels will be carried in the basic service tier.

Spectrum is converting TV service to 100 percent digital format. Customers will be required to have a Spectrum receiver on each TV. If you have an existing set-top-box, digital transport adapter (DTA), or retail device with a CableCARD on each TV, you will be unaffected by this change. Otherwise, to order your Spectrum receiver(s), go to or call 1-844-278-3409 and a self-installation kit will be shipped to your home at no additional cost. You can also visit the Windham, Saco, Lewiston or Portland Cable Stores to pick up your equipment. Customers are eligible to receive a converter at no additional charge for a limited period of time. If customers have TV(s) without equipment issued by Spectrum, they will lose the ability to view channels.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to



Event Roundup – Week of 11/5

Here are events happening in New Gloucester this week. Check our events calendar for more details: Don’t forget to vote!

Monday, Nov. 5

  • Water District Monthly Meeting (5pm)
  • Parks & Recreation Committee Monthly Meeting (5:30pm)
  • New Gloucester Board of Selectmen Meeting (7pm)

Tuesday, Nov. 6

  • Election Day at the Fire Station (6am-8pm)
  • Butter Making at Pineland Farms (10am)
  • Girl Scout Signup Night at Memorial School (6pm)
  • Planning Board Monthly Meeting (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Wednesday, Nov. 7

  • Veteran’s Adaptive Sports & Training (VAST) Weekly Programming (9am-12pm)
  • Blockhouse Stitchers (9:30am)
  • School Board Meeting (6:30pm)
  • Royal River Riders Snowmobile Club Monthly Meeting (7pm)

Thursday, Nov. 8

  • Boys Scouts Troop 135 Meeting (6pm)
  • Dunn School Patriot Parent Meeting (6pm)
  • New Gloucester Comprehensive Plan Update Committee Monthly Meeting (6:30pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Friday, Nov. 9

  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland Farms (10am)
  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10am)
  • Movie Night Hosted by Dunn School Patriot Parents (6pm)

Saturday, Nov. 10

  • Food Pantry Distribution (8am)

Sunday, Nov. 11

  • Championship and Finals for New Gloucester Recreational Mens’ Flag Football League (9am)

Event Roundup – Week of 10/29

Looking for something to do that’s close to home? Here are events happening in New Gloucester this week. Check our events calendar for more details:

Tuesday, Oct. 30

  • Handicrafts at the library (7-8pm)
  • Public Hearing and Planning Board Meeting (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Wednesday, Oct. 31

  • VAST weekly programming (9am-12pm)
  • Blockhouse Stitchers (9:30am)
  • Pumpkin Carving at Pineland (10-11:30am)
  • Trick or Treat in the Lower Village (4:30-8pm)

Thursday, Nov. 1

  • Adult Book Club at New Gloucster Public Library (10am)
  • GNG High School Fall Sports Banquet (6-7:30pm)
  • Boy Scouts Troop 135 Meeting (6pm)
  • New Gloucester Public Safety Committee Meeting (7pm) cancelled
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30pm)

Friday, Nov. 2

  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10am)
  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland (10am)

Saturday, Nov. 3

  • Holiday Craft Fair at Memorial School (9am-2:30pm)
  • History Barn Open House (9am-12pm)
  • Fall Cider Tasting at Norumbega Cidery (2-6pm)
  • Wine Tasting at Village Store (5:30pm)
  • Seagrass at Village Coffeehouse (7:30-9pm)
  • Ragged Jack at New Gloucester Eagles (7:30-11:30pm)

Sunday, Nov. 4

  • Mens’ Flag Football Semifinals at New Gloucester Fairgrounds (9-11am)

Multiple Dates

  • Patriot Soccer Club at New Gloucester Fairgrounds (Mon-Fri, 4-8pm)
  • Open House at Country Craft Shop (Fri-Sun)
  • Lizziesraggs Farmhouse Primitives Christmas Open House (Fri-Sun)

Annual Hunter’s Breakfast

All are welcome to our annual New Gloucester Fire & Rescue hunter’s breakfast!

This Saturday, Oct. 27th  at 5:30 AM – 9:30 AM

All you can eat!
Adults $8
Kids 5 and under $2

Click on the photo you will be directed to our Facebook page for more info.

Thank you for your support we appreciate YOU!

NG Rx: An Occasional Column About New Gloucester Governance


So on October 15 the New Gloucester BOS voted to send the question of whether or not the town wants to start the process of creating a Town Charter to the voters.


One thing everyone agreed on at the meeting was that there will have to be a lot of education done on what a town Charter is before New Gloucester voters decide next June whether to start the process.

Peter Bragdon, one of the town residents who asked the BOS to put the question to the people rather than require the original interested group to collect 600+ signatures to force the issue, explained that he himself had been against a town charter for years – till learning more about what that meant. “I had incorrect information,” he told the BOS. “Now I am for a charter.” Continue reading

Day One Open House on Oct. 23

Day One’s new residence at New Gloucester OPEN HOUSE is today, October 23 from 3 – 6 p.m. with Welcoming Remarks at 4 p.m.

Check out the newly opened residence in New Gloucester. Come learn more about Day One’s work to improve the health of Maine by providing substance use, mental health, and wellness services to youth and their families.