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Patti’s Nov. 11 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

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Sharon Vandermay, left, and Ellie Fellers, both of New Gloucester, stand against a backdrop of one of Fellers’ quilts and Vandermay’s prayer flags, which are on display at Norumbega Yurts, 380 Woodman Road.

Prayer flag workshop

Sharon Vandermay, president of the Maine Modern Quilt Guild, will lead a prayer flag workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 19, at Norumbega Yurts, 380 Woodman Road. Prayer flags are created with simple designs and hung outside – preferable in a high location. It is said that the positive energy of the flags, coupled with the natural energy of the wind, quietly harmonizes the environment, impartially increasing happiness and good fortune among all living things.

Workshop participants will make their own squares for a prayer flag. The cost is $20, and materials will be provided. To register, contact Julie Fralich at 653-4823 or j.fralich@gmail.com.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-67/

Patti’s Sept. 2 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Hike for Ike

New Gloucester resident Isaac Blake, 16, lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), and he is taking steps to fight this disease. He invites people to donate to his “Hike for Ike” team and/or join the team in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sunday, Sept. 18, at Thornton Academy, 438 Main St., Saco. Registration opens at 10 a.m., and the 5K walk starts at 11 a.m.

His mother Shelley Blake reports, “Technology has advanced and helped with managing T1D. I’ve gone from checking Isaac’s blood sugar (he can sleep right through it) 2-3 times a night, to looking at my phone, which displays his blood sugar, and going back to sleep if it is ‘in target.’ It’s not perfect and life will never be as seemingly carefree as it was before age 12, but technology, like the Dexcom (continuous glucose monitor) help ease the burden of daily life with T1D.”

To donate or join the team, go to walk.jdrf.org, enter your zip code, click on Saco, ME, and search for the Hike for Ike team.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-44/

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

‘New Gloucester Postcards’

Local history expert Jerry Davis will be presenting a program entitled “New Gloucester Postcards: 300 and Counting” on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, which is located next to Town Hall on Route 231. Refreshments will be served. The talk is free and open to the public.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://www.keepmecurrent.com/lakes_region_weekly/news/inside-new-gloucester/article_ab8fc6da-cb61-11e5-85dc-d3ab1ff21115.html

Trolley Talk

The next meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will feature Phil Morse of Maine’s own Seashore Trolley Museum who will speak about the trolley named Narcissus that used to travel right through New Gloucester as part of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, next to the Town Hall on Route 231. The talk is free of charge, and complimentary refreshments will be available.

The Grand Old Interurban

I spent a steamy July day at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, learning all about the Portland and Lewiston Interurban electric trolleys that used to zip between Portland and Lewiston. They could go almost 90 mph.

That’s fast.

You could get from Monument Square in Portland, to Union Station in Lewiston with several stops along the way, including Gray. Teddy Roosevelt even rode on it in 1914, coming south from a political rally. Keep reading

http://bennetttheredonethat.bangordailynews.com/2015/07/20/video-to-the-grand-old-interurban/

CELEBRATING EMS WEEK

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The New Gloucester Fire Rescue would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to the community for attending & supporting our annual EMS Open House! It was a wonderful evening celebrating the past with some of the people who had  originally started the rescue 40 years ago, as well as how far we have come today with our present EMS personnel. Door prizes from L.L.Bean & Hodgman’s Frozen Custard, along with a drawing for one lucky child to win a free bike were handed out. A delicious BBQ enjoyed by all & a special cake for dessert rounded out the evening!

At this years EMS open house the department recognized Pat Vampatella, Dr. Harold Bartlett, Barbra Bartlett, Peter Bryant, Avis Ford, Beverly Grenier, Linda Ledger, Roger Levasseur, Lloyd Morrison, Elaine Verrill, Dick Wilde, Joanne Wilde, & Joyce Wotherspoon for starting the New Gloucester Rescue Service forty years ago. A plaque was presented that will be displayed at the station. Please visit & “LIKE” us on Facebook, to see more photos & stories from the open house!   https://www.facebook.com/newgloucesterfirerescue

 

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All images copyright of Vicki Lund Photography 2015

EMS OPEN HOUSE

Just a  reminder the annual  New Gloucester Fire Rescue EMS Open House is tonight! 5-7 p.m. Please come & celebrate 40 years of the rescue service with us!_DSC9132vlp©vlp©

 

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NEW GLOUCESTER EMS OPEN HOUSE

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NEW GLOUCESTER EMS OPEN HOUSE
Join us May 20 th from 5-7pm as we celebrate 40 Years of New Gloucester Rescue! Come meet some of the folks who started the service back in 1975  as well as meeting the people who continue to serve today! We will have an amazing history area set on display as well as the all the wonderful displays from various vendors.
Free BBQ WHILE IT LASTS!
RAFFLES ~ FACE PAINTING ~ DEMONSTRATIONS!
This is sure to be a fun filled event, you don’t want to miss it!
See you on Wed. May, 20 th 5-7 pm
At the New Gloucester Fire Rescue
611 Lewiston Rd.!

Learn about New Gloucester cemeteries

All of you are invited to attend the Spring program of The Maine Old Cemeteries Association on Saturday, May 16th.  The Congregational Church and New Gloucester Historical Society are co-hosts.

Bart Adams Sunrise

8:30-9:15 Registration ($3), coffee and muffins, exhibits, displays

9:30 (sanctuary) Death’s Heads, Sunbursts and Weeping Willows…Slide talk by Ron Romano on Portland’s first professional stone carver, Bartlett Adams, for a time a New Gloucester resident.  Quite a few examples of his stone carving may be found in our oldest cemetery (see afternoon program).

11:15-12 Phil and Tom Blake giving an armchair tour of New Gloucester’s cemeteries.

Noon Lunch ($7) by the 250th Committee and Friends  (3 hearty soups, salad bar…)

1:00 Visit the Lower Cemetery (Stevens Brook) with Phil and Tom as your guides.

If you would like to share in the lunch, please register online at the MOCA website (or on our Parish Center activities board).  Otherwise, just come!  Why not volunteer for the kitchen crew?