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Village Coffee House presents Bluezberry Jam

Village Coffee House presents Steamboat Gypsy

Based in midcoast Maine, Steamboat Gypsy is a band that meets at the crossroads of folk, bluegrass, old-time and country. Craig Hensley on mandolin, guitar and vocals plus Justin Schlawin on fiddle and vocals began playing together in 2010. In 2013, Mariah Sewall on guitar and vocals joined the group and helped fine-tune the group’s vocal harmonies – the hallmark of their sound. And recently a professional jazz musician and multi-instrumentalist, Asher Barreras, joined the Steamboat Gypsy band.

Their performance is set to take place Saturday, May 7, 7:30 p.m., at the Vestry Community Room of the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. Admission at the door is $10. Coffee and tea are free, while snacks are available for a small donation. Call 653-4823 for more information.

Bold Riley at the Village Coffeehouse

Join the Village Coffeehouse for another great evening with Bold Riley on Saturday October 3 at 7:30 pm. at the First Congregational Church. This foursome of musicians love music as a primitive religious experience and formed this acoustic band, named for an Irish sea shanty. Julie and Erin create rich vocal harmonies; Michael writes many of the band’s originals, and John plays banjo and percussion. They preserve and reinvent traditional maritime and Americana songs.

Cynaptic Cleft at the Village Coffeehouse

CANCELLED – Cinder Conk at the Village Coffeehouse

The Village Coffeehouse is excited to have a special concert on August 15, 2015 featuring a very favorite group, Cinder Conk. Returning to New Gloucester off the heels of a two-year hiatus and a recent musical trip to the Balkans, Cinder Conk is eager to share new songs from the old world of Southeastern Europe. Playing dance tunes and ballads from Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, and Maine, Matt Schreiber (accordion) and Xar Adelberg (bass) bring a beautiful and seldom-heard music to a place in the ear and heart that straddles the distant and the kindred.

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 Feb. 1 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Explore Big Falls Preserve

The Rain or Shine Club has scheduled an outing to explore the Big Falls Preserve at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7.

The 40-acre preserve at the far end of Woodman Road, straddling the New Gloucester and Auburn line, was donated by Michael and Julie Fralich to the Royal River Conservation Trust in December. It features a scenic waterfall at the mouth of a small wading pool, creating a destination for hikers on a 1.5-mile loop trail. Snowshoes are recommended.

The parking spot is at the junction of Woodman Road and Ayer Road. For more information, contact Kyle Warren at kyle@rrct.org.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-161/


Patti’s Jan. 4 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

The New Gloucester Santa holds Belle Lemay, 2, of Lewiston, at Thompson’s Orchard, the first stop during his Christmas Eve rounds distributing goodie bags to excited children.

Blood Drive

The Red Cross is sponsoring a blood drive at Pineland Farms from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Mount Washington Room, 59 Pineland Drive. Each donor will receive a coupon toward Pineland Farms cheese. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter Pineland Farms to schedule an appointment.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-159/


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/




Connor Garvey at Coffeehouse on March 3

Award-winning FOLK singer-songwriter Connor Garvey will be at the Village Coffeehouse on March 3.  Think Paul Simon, Josh Ritter, Jason Mraz.  Named a top new singer-songwriter by Sirius XM’s The Coffeehouse.  The New Gloucester Village Coffeehouse’s cozy setting and great acoustics will make for a memorable evening!  Concert starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets at the door $10.  Coffee and tea are hot and free. Munchies available for a small donation. To hear his music, go to http://www.connorgarveysongs.com/