Grassholes at Village Coffeehouse Sat. Jan. 6

Start the new year and join us for a concert by the Grassholes, featuring New Gloucester’s Field Rider and other talented musicians. The Grassholes, a 5 piece band consisting of bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, fiddle and banjo has a sound that has been described variously as ‘slam’ bluegrass, and ‘edgy’ traditional.. The band performs regularly around Portland and has played in various concert venues and festivals around New England for over 15 years. The band’s music is half originals and half covers/traditional.  Audiences witness that the individual Grassholes enjoy performing.

First Congregational Church
7:30 pm
Tickets $ 10 at the door

 

Correction to website given for ban on Invasive plants

The correct website should be

www.maine.gov/hort

Sorry if you were misled.

Environmental resources comm.

Ban on Invasive Plants Sold in Maine

33 Invasive Plants Prohibited from Sale in Maine as of January 1, 2018

What you need to Know.

A list of plants that it is illegal to import, sell, export, buy or intentionally propagate as January 1, 2018 can be found on the following web site. The ban includes the listed species and all cultivars, varieties and hybrids.

www.maine.gov/hort

Look under “Invasive Plants” when the page comes up. Botanical as well as common names are listed.

Local nurseries are aware of the ban and will not sell you these but you may already have them in your yard and might consider replacing them with a non-invasive.

They may also be available from out of state nurseries so recheck the list before ordering from them.

At the bottom of the list of invasive plants are several links to plants that are alternates to invasive plants.

When attending a plant sale in the community, be aware of the list and also make the seller aware of this ban.

Environmental Resource Committee of New Gloucester
12/22/17

 

Patti’s Dec. 22 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Hike Pisgah Hill Preserve

On Thursday, Jan. 4, the Royal River Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a Rain or Shine Club hike at its Pisgah Hill Preserve. Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear – for this outing, snowshoes, a thermos and a snack. The preserve’s trailhead, with a parking lot for four cars, is located at 97 Dougherty Road. Overflow parking is available along the shoulder of the road.

The RRCT invites everyone to join in on their free Rain or Shine Club guided hikes, conducted every Thursday at 10 a.m., to explore the land trust’s preserves and trails. Check the schedule at www.rrct.org. Call or text Kyle at (207) 632-6112 for more information.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-133/

 

 

Please, Senator Collins, Vote NO on the tax bill

Please, Sen. Collins, vote 'no'

 

Kimberly D. Matthews, GNG teacher

Kimberly D. Mathews, 66, of Pownal, passed away suddenly on Dec. 8, 2017, at Maine Medical Center. He was born on Sept. 26, 1951, to Floyd “Matt” and Margaret (Lane) Mathews, in Farmington. Keep readinghttp://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?n=kimberly-d-mathews&pid=187552818&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch

Recycling of Christmas Wrappings at the Transfer Station

All types of Christmas and gift paper can be put in the paper bin BUT please remove any bows and ribbons first as these are not recyclable .

Consider saving bows, gift bags and gift boxes to reuse during the year to save yourself some money and reduce waste.

Christmas cards can be used as gift tags by cutting them up and saving the fronts of the cards.

Environmental Resources Committee of New Gloucester
12/16/17

BOS creates committees, considers land purchases

Selectmen on Monday night directed Town Manager Carrie Castonguay to contact the real estate broker marketing four tracts totaling roughly 200 acres owned by Wayfinder School of New Gloucester.

Selectmen said they are interested in two lots, one with 24 acres and another with 93 acres, both off Gloucester Hill Road. They need time to develop a plan by Jan. 30, and have a final plan by March 1 so voters could approve the purchase.
Keep reading

Patti’s Dec. 8 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Wreath making for kids

Children ages 3 and up are invited to make a beautiful balsam wreath for the holiday season at the Pineland Farms Education Barn, 100B Valley Farm Road. Classes are held from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9; Tuesday, Dec. 12; Thursday, Dec. 14; and Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Fifty tickets are available at $5 per person. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to purchase tickets, which are sold at the Education Barn on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 650-3031 or email education@pinelandfarms.org.

Story time lunch with Santa

Join Santa for a fun gathering from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. He will be reading “The Night before Christmas” and having lunch at the Dish Café, 59 Pineland Drive. Your child can interact and have their picture taken with Santa. Children 10 and under can have lunch, a holiday cookie, and a special craft for $5.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-132/

New Gloucester Christmas Concert and Potluck Dinner

First Congregational Church
Saturday, December 2, 2017
5:30 pm Potluck dinner — vestry
7:00 pm Christmas Concert — main church

Join us at the second annual Christmas Concert featuring New Gloucester musicians including Jim Gallant, Mike Conant, Ben Detroy, Chris Ricardi, Hal Phillips, Tony Castro, Rev Linda Gard, and Todd Burrowes. These talented musicians will provide a combination of musical styles including blue grass, fingerstyle guitar and or course some traditional holiday music with a sing-a-long at the end. Proceeds will benefit New Gloucester residents needing heating assistance.