Wreath making for kids
Children ages 3 and up are invited to make a beautiful balsam wreath for the holiday season at the Pineland Farms Education Barn, 100B Valley Farm Road. Classes are held from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9; Tuesday, Dec. 12; Thursday, Dec. 14; and Wednesday, Dec. 20.
Fifty tickets are available at $5 per person. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to purchase tickets, which are sold at the Education Barn on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 650-3031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story time lunch with Santa
Join Santa for a fun gathering from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14. He will be reading “The Night before Christmas” and having lunch at the Dish Café, 59 Pineland Drive. Your child can interact and have their picture taken with Santa. Children 10 and under can have lunch, a holiday cookie, and a special craft for $5.
For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-132/
A citizen-initiated petition to reconsider a town vote last month to build and fund a new public works facility failed to get the 283 valid signatures needed, according to officials. A total of 279 was required.
At their Monday meeting, selectmen voted 3-2 against the petitioners’ request for another town meeting on the issue. Keep reading
Controversy over the proposed new public works facility continued at the Oct. 23 Special Board of Selectmen’s meeting. You can watch it as video on demand at https://newgloucester.viebit.com/
Selectmen voted 3-2 Monday night to authorize Town Manager Carrie Castonguay to sign the contract to build a public works garage.Meanwhile, a petition signed by 290 residents was filed with town officials this week asking for reconsideration of last week’s vote approving the $4.6 million project. The vote was 169-139. Keep reading
An Augusta construction company paid for 150 signs urging New Gloucester residents to vote yes on building a controversial public works garage — a $4.6 million building the company had a contract to build if the voters approved the project. Keep reading
Residents on Monday night narrowly voted to fund a new six-bay town garage and salt shed at 611 Lewiston Road. The secret ballot vote was 168-138.The thirty-vote margin came after voters argued about safety, site location choice and impact to taxes. Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ story in the Sun Journal.
Callie Kimball, a longtime member of The Friends of the Shakers, volunteers at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village’s Harvest Festival by serving barbecue pulled pork sandwiches to the throngs of visitors in attendance on Oct. 7. Kimball is a resident of Cape Elizabeth.
Women’s suffrage talk
Resident Dennis McCann told selectmen at their meeting on October 2nd that he’s concerned that a salt pile and truck-washing outside the town garage is leaching salt into the ground. Keep reading in Sun Journal