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Press release: Cole Farms closing for renovations

Press release: Starting on January 22, 2019, we will be closing the restaurant for approximately eight weeks to renovate the interior of the building and redesign our kitchen. We plan to reopen the restaurant on or about March 15.

Parts of this building are over 60 years old and need to be updated, as does the building’s infrastructure, which will be addressed during the renovation. As part of the renovation, we will be making some changes to our menu, which we are excited about. We’ll be adding a brick oven to our kitchen and will be adding brick oven pizza to our menu. We also intent to add a small market to the first floor where you’ll be able to purchase local foods, craft beers, wine and spirits.

When we are open, things will look a bit different and there will be changes, but we’re confident that the changes will be positive. Cole Farms will still be the place you go to join friends and family for a great meal of coffee and dessert. We’ll still be your go-to place for family get-togethers and celebrations.

Change is a normal part of our lives and can sometimes feel uncomfortable. But the reality is that the world never stops changing and new opportunities arise all the time. The time is now to grab onto some of these new opportunities that are blowing our way.

As always, thank you for your patronage and support. We are nothing without our loyal customers! We ask for your patience during the renovations and look forward to introducing you to the new space and offerings when we reopen in March. See you soon!

Brad Pollard, Owner of Cole Farms

(This is reproduced here in its entirety as the Cole Farms website was not working correctly at the time.)

 

NG Pizza joint one of best in US

When you consider food in Maine, you might automatically conjure up images of buttery lobster and fried-to-perfection seafood. If you do that, you wouldn’t be wrong. In fact, you’d be very, very right. But, your food dreams don’t need to end there. There are so many other options for great food in Vacationland, that you could easily create a multi-stop, internationally inspired food road trip here. In fact, maybe we should do that! But, while you’re waiting for that journey go for something tried-and-true…pizza! This one is a bit out-of-the-way, but it rivals anything larger you might find in Portland, Bangor or the touristy spots in the state. Keep reading in Only in Your State

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 https://newgloucester.viebit.com/player.php?hash=8rtbX25oQ1Rf

 

 

Farmers Market at Fairgrounds starts September 1

A new farmers market is coming to the updated New Gloucester Fairgrounds next month.

Parks and Recreation Committee member Kathleen Potter has taken the lead on  the new market, with help from Town Manager Carrie Castonguay. Keep reading

Fishermens Net Memorial Day weekend specials

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! With this marking the kick-off to summer, we are happy to announce that our lobster specials are BACK!

Chics: $8.99/lb or 5 for $45
Quarters: $9.99/lb or 5 for $55
Halves: $10.99/lb or 5 for $75
Jumbos!!! $12.99/lb
We have Grouper, Swordfish, Tuna, Mako Shark, Scallops, Salmon, Haddock……
Great Take-out special this weekend for 1 1-1/4# lobster, 1# steamers and Fries for $19.99.
Come on by! We would be so happy to see you!!!
Stay safe and have a great weekend!
Nikki

Confederate flag “not coming down”

The owner of a New Gloucester farm stand who flies a Confederate flag in honor of family that lives in the South says recent attention over it has been good for his bottom line.

Charlie Verrill owns Will & Laineys – a farm stand and greenhouse business started by his parents on Lewiston Road.

“I just put it there … it’s an attraction to try to get business,” he said, adding that following a recent story aired by TV station WMTW, he’s had people come to New Gloucester just to shake his hand. Keep reading

Pineland Farms Dairy moving to Bangor

Two 65-foot-long tractor trailer trucks maneuvering the tight turn from Hammond Street into Bangor’s Hildreth North Business Park in early April had folks buzzing at nearby Chase’s Family Restaurant.

Each truck carried a silo that could hold 30,000 gallons of milk. Keep reading

Ground Works Garden Care

Ground Works Garden Care
New Gloucester, Maine 04260
Please call 207-650-4184 for rate and scheduling
Spring clean up, planting, weeding edging, deadheading, pruning, mulching, amending Fall put to bed
Wendy Leighton/Owner Operator

Planson International of New Gloucester wins business award

Maine International Trade Center (MITC) is announcing the winners of the 2018 International Trade and Investment Awards. Maine companies are being recognized for their commitment to grow their business in international markets. Last year, 2,262 Maine companies exported $2.7 billion in goods and services to 176 countries.

“We’re excited to announce this year’s award winners,” MITC President Wade Merritt said. “These four companies produce world-class Maine products or deliver innovative solutions overseas while supporting hundreds of jobs here in the state.”….

Service Provider of the Year – Planson International, New Gloucester

The Service Provider of the Year Award is presented to a service provider that has established an international presence for the export of their service.

In a red barn in rural New Gloucester, Maine, a $52 million company supplies IT equipment and services to over 150 countries across the globe. Planson International was started 25 years ago by Connie Justice out of her home. Today it employs 45 people, mostly in Maine, with a subsidiary in Denmark.

Planson International works with the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations for projects in developing countries, supporting food security, health, education, children, peacekeeping, conservation, refugee resettlement, and emergency response to natural disasters. Last year, Planson successfully completed a $26 million contract to supply computer labs to 889 high schools across the Philippines. Planson ensures all hardware and software is configured to meet the customer’s needs before it is shipped to places like Afghanistan or Burundi.

“Receiving this award underscores our company commitment to provide solutions, not simply sell goods. Efficiently sourcing and consolidating IT equipment, shipping it safely to customers in high risk regions, making sure it all works correctly under difficult conditions, and partnering with local companies to support our customers is a complex bundle of services. It is an honor to be recognized for this,” said Connie Justice, Planson International CEO.

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Open house at Lizziesraggs on Peacock Hill Rd.

Spring Open House at Lizziesraggs Farmhouse Primitives, May 4,5 10-4 & May 6th 12-4.