Tag Archives: recreation

Royal River Conservation Trust and GNG Little League Lower Village/ Intervale Project

From the Royal River Conservation Trust’s website

With iconic historic sites and buildings, Lower Gloucester Village is one of the gems of the Royal River watershed. Working together, the Royal River Conservation Trust and Gray-New Gloucester Little League have secured an option to acquire a 180 acre parcel that includes significant wading bird habitat, wild trout streams, recreational trails, the historic Interurban rail line, softball fields, a toboggan hill, and land for hunting. Along with existing conserved habitat and farms in the Intervale and pending donations of conservation land, neighbors in this rural corner of Cumberland County are working to retain rich heritage, habitat, and human connections. Keep reading and see maps

Board backs land acquisition

Ellie Fellers, Special to the Sun Journal

The Gray-New Gloucester Little League and the Royal River Conservation Trust want to secure an option on 180 acres connecting the Lower Village to the Little League ball fields on Route 231.

Selectmen on Monday night unanimously endorsed an effort by the Gray-New Gloucester Little League and the Royal River Conservation Trust to secure an option on 180 acres connecting the Lower Village to the Little League fields on Route 231. Keep reading

Sabbathday Lake Association Morning Paddle

Leaving from Outlet Beach and head South along West shore. Feel free to join in along the way.

Way to Go, New Gloucester!

Sometimes you gotta’ talk about what’s going RIGHT in a town! There are plenty of things in New Gloucester to get citizens riled up – but there is a lot to be really proud of. What brought this to mind was two weekends with great events.

The first weekend was the double-shot of fun provided by the wine tasting at the Village Store, followed by the Coffee House created and hosted by Michael and Julie Fralich at the Congregational Church, a short walk away. Continue reading

Patti’s Aug. 31 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Cyclists start off on the Farm to Fork Fondo Aug.25 at Pineland’s Valley Farm in New Gloucester. In the event, riders stop for chef-prepared cuisine at farms along the course, choosing which distances they want to complete.

Buy an apple pie

The annual New Gloucester Historical Society apple pie sale will be held on Friday, Sept. 21. Local Thompson’s apples will be transformed into culinary classics created by local bakers.

Pre-orders are required, so call Avis Ford at 926-4561 to reserve your pie(s). Pick-up is between 2-6 p.m. at the NG Congregational Church vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. This fundraiser is a fall tradition.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-150/

 

Patti’s Aug. 17 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Jenny Smick and Kyle Hardy with 2-year-old son Augustus take a rest break in the History Barn near the portion of the current exhibit featuring properties in the Webber District of New Gloucester. They moved into town about a year ago and reside on the Morse Road about halfway between the Webber District and White’s Corner.

Maine Native American Market

The 10th annual festival of Maine’s finest, award-winning Native American artists will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road. The Maine Native American Summer Market provides a rare opportunity to purchase museum-quality crafts directly from Maine’s finest Wabanaki artists. A wide selection of crafts is offered for a range of prices from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Cash or personal checks are accepted by all of the artists.

More than 40 members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki art forms including basket making, stone carving, bark etching, beadwork and jewelry, in addition to featured performances of drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling by the Burnurwurbskek Singers and Dancers from the Penobscot Nation. This is the southernmost gathering of Wabanaki artists in the state of Maine. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand Maine’s Native American culture.

Barbecue dinner plates will be for sale to the public, while supplies last. Admission is free, and the event will occur rain or shine.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column, go to: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-149/

 

Child expected to recover after near drowning in Sabbathday Lake

Authorities say a 4-year-old Portland boy is expected to recover after he nearly drowned at Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester on Monday afternoon.

The boy and his mother were on a family outing when he jumped off a dock at Bald Hill Beach and failed to resurface, Capt. Scott Stewart of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said. Keep reading

NG bids farewell to recreation director

Harvey Price, the town’s part-time recreation director, thanked selectmen, town employees and volunteers for their support during his seven years of town service.

Price’s last day of work is July 12, after which he and his family plan to move to Ohio.

“Make sure we don’t lose ground, and consider in the future impact fees for funding a future community building,” Price said. “For me, that playground project (at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds) is my greatest achievement.”

Price has been the town’s first recreation director, working two days a week.
Keep reading Ellie Fellers’ piece

Raise the Pavillion Roof

Help needed!  June 2nd & 3rd, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm at New Gloucester Fairgrounds.

For more information – please contact Harvey Price
(207) 310-0831 or hprice@newgloucester.com

Q&A with Steve Chandler about land donation

Steve Chandler says that his family has owned land in New Gloucester since before the American Revolution, and after years of deliberation, has decided to donate more than 2,000 acres in town to the Maine Woodland Owners land trust.

It was a joint decision from Chandler, his wife Natalie, and cousins Charles and Bertha Chandler, who currently manage the family’s land holdings under the Chandler Brothers name. Keep reading