Cumberland County 4-H members Caleb and Katie McGrath-Holmquist and Amber, Amanda and Austin Holmes are raising money to buy three market hogs and three market lambs from the Cumberland Fair 4-H Livestock Auction on Wednesday Sept. 27, at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. The livestock will be donated to the Gray and New Gloucester Food Pantries.
The two families are longtime members of the Cumberland County 4-H Sheep Club and the 4-H Swiners Club who raise market lambs and hogs to be sold annually at the fair’s 4-H auction. This year, in addition to raising and auctioning their own animals, they are participating in a self-designed community service project to benefit both 4-H’ers and their local food pantries.
They hope to raise $3,600 to buy the animals. They will be selling donated water, soda and lemonade at the Gray Blueberry Festival on Saturday Aug. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pennell Municipal Complex, 24 Main St., Gray.
Donations of any amount can be sent to GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project, P.O. Box 1012, Gray, Maine 04039. Checks can be made payable to: GNG 4-H Food Pantry Project.
The New Gloucester Economic Committee announces a new initiative: the recognition of local businesses by featuring them on a Business of the Month display at the Town Hall. The display area is located on a new bulletin board situated on the wall to the right as you enter the building.
The aim of the display is to recognize businesses that contribute to the local economy and the overall quality of life of the town in terms of services offered and employment opportunities. The committee is especially interested in showcasing homegrown businesses that sell locally grown or produced wares. If you are interested in being featured, or would like more information, contact Town Planner Will Johnston at 926-4126 ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And while this weekend is a HUGE lobster weekend we will also have Steamers, Scallops, Fresh Haddock, FAS haddock, Salmon, Halibut, Tuna, Little Necks, Oysters, Lobster Meat, Crab Meat, Shrimp, Swordfish, Crab Legs and much much more!!
Sen. Eric Brakey laid out a plan to bulldoze many of Maine’s convoluted set of business tax exemptions. The plan from Brakey is just a concept at this stage, but he told the Legislature’s Taxation Committee that it targets 47 tax programs that he termed “corporate welfare,” costing the state between $425 million and $448 million over two years. He would use the savings to eliminate Maine’s corporate income tax and lower income taxes. Keep reading
In 2016, Welcome, Neighbor volunteers Kathleen Potter, Penny Hilton, Beth Blakeman-Pohl and Beth Birch assemble packets of materials to be given out to newcomers to town.
Local businesses and organizations can obtain free publicity by participating in Welcome, Neighbor, a grassroots community volunteer project. It was developed to welcome new residents to New Gloucester by providing information that may assist in their transition.
Only New Gloucester-based businesses, organizations and community groups will have the opportunity to include items, such as business cards, brochures or other promotional materials, in the 100 packets to be assembled. There’s no charge or obligation to participate.
Drop off 100-count of your item to the town office by Friday, March 31 to have your materials included. For more information, call Beth at 650-5228.
Hundreds of girls and their running buddies take part in a 5K at Pineland Farms on Nov. 13 during a Girls on the Run non-timed event. According to volunteer Kathleen Corr, the organization provides the tools to empower girls in third grade through middle school, integrating running to build confidence.
Businesses invited to summit
The Gray-New Gloucester Development Corporation invites all businesses operating in the two towns to a free business summit, Thursday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Mount Washington Room of The Commons, 59 Pineland Drive on the Pineland campus.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres catered by Black Tie Company. The program opens at 6:15 p.m. with updates from Gray and New Gloucester’s economic development committees.
Tyler Hobbs from The Boulos Company will deliver business news pertinent to the Pineland campus, and the GNGDC will introduce the winner and first runner-up of this year’s Grow GNG Challenge. SAD 15 superintendent, Dr. Craig King, will share his philosophy and vision for the school district. Afterward, discussion continues about a mentoring program connecting GNG high school students with local businesses.
RSVPs are required. Submit your contact information at gngdc.com/business-summit-dec-2016 or leave a message at 657-2033.
We have been enjoying the perfect weather of the last few days! Have you? Love this time of year. Looks like it will be a good weekend- maybe some Thunderstorms again. We have some great specials to enjoy any kind of weather.
Lobsters starting at 5.89LB!!!
Still have the (4) for special going on too!
[1.0-1.24] one pounders. 5.89 lb
OR (4) for $26
[1.25-1.49] pound and quarter. 6.45 lb
OR (4) for $34
[1.50-1.89] pound and half. 6.95 lb
OR (4) for $42
Steamers Special !!!
4.20 LB for 5 LBs or more
ORGANIC SALMON 12.99 LB fillet.
with salmon steaks and whole salmon arriving friday
SCALLOPS 18.99 !!!
CRABMEAT 11.99 8oz
YELLOWFIN TUNA 12.99 LB (friday)
WILD SOCKEYE SALMON 13.99 LB (friday)
BLUE MARLIN 14.99 LB
SWORDFISH 15.99 LB
FROM OUR KITCHEN
(2) lobster rolls for $20
And of course our full menu is available everyday!