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New Gloucester chef to open The Purple House next week

Opening a restaurant requires resourcefulness, optimism and more money than you think. Two years later, Chef Krista Kern Desjarlais prepares to open The Purple House in North Yarmouth.

“You know what would be great in that spot!? A bakery … like a wood-fired bakery. With rustic pastries, nice coffee and bagels!!! I’ll just call the broker to schedule a look-see.” Keep reading

Patti’s Aug. 5 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Noah Fralich

Noah Fralich, owner of Norumbega Cidery, pops open his flagship beverage, Classic Hard Cider. You can sample his entire collection at a free hard cider tasting and barbecue at Norumbega Cidery, 380 Woodman Road, New Gloucester, from noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13.

Free hard cider tasting and barbecue

Visit Norumbega Cidery, one of southern Maine’s newest hard cider businesses. See firsthand how hard cider is made, where it is bottled, and learn about the particular apple varieties used to make this traditional beverage.

The Norumbega Cidery will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Sample all of Norumbega hard ciders – classic, honey or berry – plus test and pick your favorite from this year’s special batches. Also, enjoy barbecue and lawn games while you sip. They’ll have bottles for sale to take home with you, too.

Hard cider played a strong part in the history and traditions of rural Maine and is making a comeback as an option for those interested in locally brewed and produced beverages. The Norumbega Cidery, located at 380 Woodman Road, New Gloucester, is operated by Noah Fralich. For more information, see www.norumbegacidery.com or Norumbega Cidery on Facebook.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-41/

What’s new at Fisherman’s Net

Hello Everyone,
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 !!!
4.50 LB
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)
   (2) lobster rolls for $20
   Seafood chowder
   Haddock chowder
And of course our full menu is available everyday!
See you soon
Stephanie and Pam
Nicole, Jordan and Nick

Open Farm Day at Shaker Village on July 24

sheep and barn

Visitors of all ages will enjoy meeting the Shakers’ flock of more than 40 sheep, as well as learning from Brother Arnold Hadd the on-going history of farming at Shaker Village. Photo courtesy of United Society of Shakers

On Sunday, July 24, from noon until 4:30 p.m., Shaker Village will participate in the statewide “Maine Open Farm Day” – an afternoon of free special events for the whole family. More than 150 farms throughout the State of Maine join in this one day celebration of agriculture and farming. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is among the oldest farms in Maine still operated under the same management, since 1783. See Scottish highland cattle, a flock of more than 40 sheep, bees, barn cats, apple orchards, herb and vegetable gardens.
Featured activities of the day include guided tours of the 1830 barns by Brother Arnold Hadd, tractor-drawn wagon rides, honey bee display and hives, tours of the Shakers’ historic herb gardens, and traditional craft demonstrations: woodcarving, blacksmithing, yarn spinning, chair seat weaving, “Lamb to Loom” demonstration, rug hooking, tin-type photography demonstration and sale. Additionally, there is going to be a bake sale and a plant sale, plus barbecue lunch plates are available for purchase.
The Shaker Store and Shaker Museum Visitors’ Center are both open. Book signings by Chris Becksvoort– The Shaker Legacy, Mary Doyle -Unique Maine Farms, and Don Perkins- Barns of Maine are taking place. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see parts of Shaker Village that are not regularly open to the public. Bring your cameras.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is located at 707 Shaker Road (Route 26) in New Gloucester.  For more information please contact  207-926-4597info@maineshakers.comwww.maineshakers.com, or follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/SabbathdayLakeShakerVillage 

Strawberry Festival

The 41st annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival will be held on Thursday, June 23, from 6-8 p.m., at the First Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. Featured will be delicious strawberry shortcakes made with native berries, homemade biscuits and an area favorite – Hodgman’s Frozen Custard.

Live music will be provided by the Berry, Berry Good Band. There will be a baked goods table, sponsored by the members and friends of the New Gloucester Historical Society.

“Do What’s Right” Fun Run

Maine Beer Company’s first annual “Do What’s Right” Fun Run will be held at Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, on Saturday, May 14. Join the MBC crew for a 5k or 10k run taking runners through woodland trails and to the finish line, where they’ll be snacks and beer. Fire & Company will be offering wood-fired cuisine, and Maine Beer Company will be serving its craft brews.

The 10k starts at 10 a.m., and the race fee is $50. The 5k starts at 10:30 a.m., and the race fee is $40. Registration ends on Friday, May 13, at noon. Sign up at https://runsignup.com/races. If you have any questions about this race, contact the race director at margaret@mainebeercompany.com.

All registration fees will benefit the Royal River Conservation Trust, a community-based nonprofit that has conserved over 3300 acres of land, farms, and trails in the Royal River watershed and Casco Bay.

New Gloucester’s community food pantry

Located in a building behind the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, off Church Road, New Gloucester’s community food pantry is open for town residents on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 8-9:30 a.m. There’s a quick annual registration, and a quick check-in procedure.

Donations of non-perishable food (within expiration dates) especially needed for upcoming distributions include cold cereal, peanut butter, crackers, dry pasta, muffin or biscuit mixes, instant potatoes (or scalloped or gratin mixes), juice in plastic containers, canned pasta, canned spaghetti sauce, jam/jelly, canned fruit, Jell-O/pudding mixes. Laundry detergent, hand soap, toiletries, and paper goods are desired, too. Note that none of the current clients can use K-cup-packaged coffee.

Volunteers, especially folks available on weekdays, are always needed. Cash donations are appreciated. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.

Fishermen’s Net vacation sale

Fishermen’s Net is taking a vacation 🙂  Yay!!!
We are very excited for this little break, (first one in almost 10 years) 
We will return with a GRAND Re-OPENING Sale on 2/11.  
We will compete in the Chilli Chowder Challenge on Sunday 2/21
This means we have inventory we need to clear out!! We have put EVERYTHING on sale!! 
Come get a great deal ~ Stock up for while we are away ~ get a gift for a friend. 
We will be open until we sell out. (guessing it will take a couple of days)
See you soon,
Steph, Pam and Nicole

Shop at the Shaker Store or online

The Shaker Museum, founded in 1931, marked the close of its 84th season on Oct. 12. Visitors are being thanked for their patronage in partaking of tours, programs, demonstrations and special events throughout the season at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village.

The Shaker Store, 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester, with a full line of gifts, crafts, herbs, yarn, homemade pickles, relish and jelly, and much more, will remain open on Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., through Saturday, Dec. 5, which denotes the date of the annual Shaker Christmas Fair.

New to the Shakers’ website is an online store of their herbs and tea at www.maineshakers.com. Since 1799, the Sabbathday Lake Shakers have cultivated, packaged, and distributed to the public an important selection of sweet herbs and medicinal herbal teas. Following that same early tradition, now they offer a selection of gourmet culinary herbs, herbal blends, spices, herbal teas, and culinary waters that represent their long and continuing heritage. Their herbs are grown in gardens more than 200 years old, dried in a facility built in 1845, and packaged in tin canisters just like those used by their forebears throughout the 1800s.

After-Halloween treats from Fisherman’s Net

How about some after Halloween treats- to help you all out of those candy comas?
Lobster Specials!

Save $3 off each pound of knuckle and claw lobster meat!!

(1)  1.0-1.24 LB lobster, cup chowder, fries $16
(1) 1.25-1.49 LB lobster, cup chowder, fries $19
(1) 1.50-1.82 LB lobster, cup chowder, fries $22