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.
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.
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
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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
All images copyright of Vicki Lund Photography 2015
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!
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.!
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.
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?