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Patti’s March 2 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Royal River Conservation Trust Development Coordinator Carrie Ridgway, left, Alicia Flynn with Roxy in backpack, Kevin Cyr holding Nora, and RRCT Stewardship and Outreach Director Kyle Warren snowshoe around the shoreline of Chandler Mill Pond at a Rain or Shine Club tour on Feb. 15.   Photo by Patti Mikkelsen

Community supper

Everyone is invited to a community supper and presentation about food insecurity in New Gloucester on Saturday, March 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a pasta or rice casserole created from food pantry ingredients. Hear a brief presentation from a GNG Backpack Kids Program spokesperson and from NG food pantry volunteers. The supper is being held at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-137/

 

 

 

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

Veterans monument update

The New Gloucester Historical Society, assisted by many people, established a “Veterans Honor Roll” with more than 875 names of veterans with ties to New Gloucester, starting with the Revolutionary War up to present day.

To add a veteran’s name to the monument or to purchase an engraved brick, obtain a form at the Town Hall, email Jean Libby at jelibby8@maine.rr.com, or write the New Gloucester Historical Society, P.O. Box 531, New Gloucester, ME 04260. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Neighborhood nostalgia

The next monthly meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will feature a workshop for all members and friends who are interested in researching their New Gloucester neighborhood and/or historic home. The research will be used in a major new exhibit opening in May 2018. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m. at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road. Refreshments will be served.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-feb-2/

 

Patti’s Dec. 22 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Hike Pisgah Hill Preserve

On Thursday, Jan. 4, the Royal River Conservation Trust will be sponsoring a Rain or Shine Club hike at its Pisgah Hill Preserve. Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear – for this outing, snowshoes, a thermos and a snack. The preserve’s trailhead, with a parking lot for four cars, is located at 97 Dougherty Road. Overflow parking is available along the shoulder of the road.

The RRCT invites everyone to join in on their free Rain or Shine Club guided hikes, conducted every Thursday at 10 a.m., to explore the land trust’s preserves and trails. Check the schedule at www.rrct.org. Call or text Kyle at (207) 632-6112 for more information.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-133/

 

 

Rain or Shine Club

Presented by the Royal River Conservation Trust, the Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard with a concise, thoughtful outing on Thursday of each week. Join the club for a free guided adventure that takes place under any weather conditions. The next two of them occur in New Gloucester.

On Thursday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m., the club visits Chandler Mill Pond, 250 Chandler Mill Road, for the first time. If winter decides to prevail, the group can explore the shorelines from the ice; if spring persists, they can explore the pond from the shoreline.

On Thursday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m., the site is Pisgah Hill Preserve – South at 74 Dougherty Road. Come help RRCT Stewardship Director Kyle Warren pack the trail, make luminaries, and build a snow bar at Full Moon Celebration Preparation for their sixth annual hilltop soirée. Call 632-6112 for more details.

Rain or Shine Club

The Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard with a concise, thoughtful outing each week. Join the Club for a fun & well planned, no cost, guided adventure. Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free; rain (or snow) or shine.  Experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn where to explore across town.

Rain or Shine Club at Pisgah Hill Preserve

The Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard with a concise, thoughtful outing each week. Join the Club for a fun & well planned, no cost, guided adventure. Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free; rain (or snow) or shine.  Experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn where to explore across town.  We will visit different locations each week in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester,  Cumberland, Durham or Gray.

The Rain or Shine Club is geared toward young families. Load your babies in backpacks or come toddle along. Everyone from infants to grandparents are welcome. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their trip into the wild knowing there’s a safe return as part of the plan.

Bring a friend and meet new ones. Adventures are typically an hour or two but we are flexible according to the group. The terrain is always pretty accessible but most trails are not suitable for wheeled travel. During the winter, snowshoes are needed for most outings.

Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, snacks and a thermos or water bottle. Check back here for any updates or changes. Well behaved dogs are usually welcome with a leash.

If you are running late or need better driving directions please call or text Kyle. We have cell service at nearly all of our trip locations. (207)632-6112.

Rain or Shine Club at Intervale Preserve

August 13, 2015, Thursday at 10am, New Gloucester Intervale Preserve 

The Rain or Shine Club is going Treasure Hunting! We’ll have crayons and paper to take rubbings of the treasures you find home with you.

Every Thursday, always 10am. Join the Royal River Conservation Trust to explore your preserves and trails, bring a friend and meet new ones. Adventures are typically an hour but we are flexible according to the group. The terrain is typically pretty accessible but most trails are not suitable for wheels. During the winter, snowshoes are needed for most outings. The rest of the year we will be hiking, walking or just generally stomping about.

The Rain or Shine Club explores your backyard! Join the Club for a short no cost, guided adventure. Every Thursday, always 10 AM, always free, rain (or snow) or shine.  Experience your neighborhood in new ways and learn where to explore across town. We will visit new locations each week in Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Pownal, New Gloucester, Cumberland, or Durham. Check this page for details and schedule of locations. The Rain or Shine Club is geared toward young families. So load your babies in backpacks or or bring the kids and grandparents. We keep the group together so everyone enjoys their trip into the wild knowing there’s a safe return as part of the plan.

It’s a great way to meet other young parents. It’s also popular for new residents, neighbors, or folks of all ages who want to get to know our organization and explore new trails.

Be mindful of the weather, and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, and a thermos or water bottle. Check back here for any updates or changes. Cooperative, friendly dogs are welcome with a leash and plastic bag.

If you are running late or need better driving directions to find us please call or text Kyle. We have cell service at nearly all of our trip locations. (207)632-6112.