A reminder that there will be a hearty St. Patrick’s Day Community Breakfast held this Sunday, March 17, at the Eagles on Sabbathday Road in New Gloucester from 8AM till 11 AM. The cost for a full breakfast from a menu of eggs, toast, English muffins, homefries, bacon, ham, orange juice, and coffee is $8, and tickets will be sold at the door. The bar will be open for those who want to add a Bloody Mary or some Irish libations to their meal. Proceeds will go to support New Gloucester Citizens for a Town Charter, and information about the Charter process will be available at the breakfast.
Frank Matzke of St. Augustine, Florida, uses adaptive ski equipment to compete in the VAST Fifth Annual Nordic Biathlon Camp at Pineland Farms on March 3.
VAST biathlon camp
The VAST Fifth Annual Nordic Biathlon Camp at Pineland Farms Feb. 28-March 4 attracted 16 competitors from California, Oregon, Florida and throughout New England. According to organizer Kristina Sabasteanski, one entrant was nearly 100 percent visually impaired, four have undergone amputations, several deal with traumatic brain injuries, some have PTSD and others received injuries from improvised explosive device blasts in Middle Eastern war zones. A few of the participants had never skied before the event but managed to hone their skills enough to compete in relay races testing their cross-country ski and target shooting abilities.
For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-164/
Gray-New Gloucester Varsity Baseball and Softball Coaches, Brad Smith and Amanda Harmon are very pleased to welcome McCann Fabrication back as the presenting sponsor for the upcoming 17th annual GNG Baseball/Softball Golf Tournament Fundraiser. McCann Fabrication has been meeting fabrication needs of companies large and small since its establishment in 1983 in New Gloucester. Continue reading
The Budget Committee has cancelled its meeting today (March 13) and the budget hearing and meeting scheduled for next week (Wed. March 20). Both will be rescheduled once the Public Safety budget figures have been finalized.
Have you bought your tickets yet for Saint Patty’s Day breakfast?
Charter is local control!
I’ll be more than happy to come to you to deliver your tickets. They are $8 each for breakfast. If you’re not hungry we’d still like you’re donation. Funds raised will be used for educational purposes.
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AUGUSTA — Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Androscoggin, will hold public office hours in New Gloucester.
Public office hours provide residents a chance to meet with their elected officials, ask questions, and get help with legislative or state government matters.
Sen. Claxton will give updates on his work on various policy committees and give a preview of upcoming issues. All are welcome to attend, ask questions, and get answers. To RSVP on Facebook, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2370684369830652/
Additional dates and locations for public office hours throughout Senate District 20 will follow. Senate District 20 includes Auburn, Mechanic Falls, Minot, New Gloucester and Poland.
WHAT: Public office hours
WHO: Sen. Ned Claxton
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 1
WHERE: New Gloucester Village Store, 405 Intervale Road, New Gloucester
A horse-drawn sleigh owned by Stillbrook Acres delights passengers with a jaunt over the undulating, snow-covered terrain at Pineland Farms. All rides are sold out this year for this popular event.
Full Moon Trek
Join RRCT members, neighbors, trustees, toddlers, grandparents and friends to hike the loop trail during the eighth annual Pisgah Hill Full Moon Trek from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19. The highlight is a bonfire at the summit where hikers can sip hot cocoa, toast marshmallows and hoot or howl at the big orange rising moon.
All the fun happens at Pisgah Hill Preserve, 74 Dougherty Road, near the Pownal town line. Plan to start your approximately 30-minute hike between 5 and 6:30 p.m. on a 1.5-mile lollipop-style loop trail. The path is well-marked and typically lighted with luminaries for the return. Gentle elevation rise and a rickety bridge on the trail require some effort; assistance for the elderly or toddlers may be required for one or two steep ledge steps.
Bring snowshoes or sturdy boots with grippers, poles, a flashlight or headlamp, a blanket, water and lots of good cheer. Marshmallows and more are provided at this free event. The trailhead has a small parking lot which fills quickly. Most vehicles line the shoulder of Dougherty Road.
For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-162/
Sometimes you gotta’ talk about what’s going RIGHT in a town! There are plenty of things in New Gloucester to get citizens riled up – but there is a lot to be really proud of. What brought this to mind was two weekends with great events.
The first weekend was the double-shot of fun provided by the wine tasting at the Village Store, followed by the Coffee House created and hosted by Michael and Julie Fralich at the Congregational Church, a short walk away. Continue reading
The New Gloucester Public Library will hold its annual Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9. Blizzard date is Feb. 16.
In addition to a large assortment of adult and children’s books, this sale includes puzzles and games.
There will be two different raffles, tickets $1 each, 6 for 5$ and you do not have to be present to win. Drawings will be after the sale. Home-baked goodies will be for sale as well.
Explore Big Falls Preserve
The Rain or Shine Club has scheduled an outing to explore the Big Falls Preserve at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.
The 40-acre preserve at the far end of Woodman Road, straddling the New Gloucester and Auburn line, was donated by Michael and Julie Fralich to the Royal River Conservation Trust in December. It features a scenic waterfall at the mouth of a small wading pool, creating a destination for hikers on a 1.5-mile loop trail. Snowshoes are recommended.
The parking spot is at the junction of Woodman Road and Ayer Road. For more information, contact Kyle Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-161/