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Solar 101 Workshop rescheduled for Wed. April 19 7-8:30, Meeting House

We hope you can join us for the presentation by ReVision Energy that had to be cancelled in March because of the snow storm.

The new time is Wednesday April 19 at 7-8:30.

Some New Gloucester residents that presently have solar systems will also be on hand to further answer questions.

The Meeting House is located next to the Town Hall at 385 Intervale Road, New Gloucester.

It will also be televised on the local cable channel.

Sponsored by the New Gloucester Environmental Resources Committee

SOLAR 101 PRESENTATION CANCELLED FOR 3/14

Because of the winter storm, it was decided to cancel and reschedule the Solar 101 presentation for Tuesday March 14th.

It has been rescheduled for Wednesday APRIL 19TH , again at 7-8:30 pm at the Meeting House.

We hope to see you there!!

New Gloucester Environmental Resources Committee

SAVE THE DATE: SOLAR 101 WORKSHOP Tues. March 14, 7-8:30 , Meeting House

Join us on March 14th as ReVision Energy partners with the New Gloucester ‘s Environmental Resource Committee as their guest presenter to bring you an educational presentation on solar energy.  Learn about hot water systems, solar electricity, efficient electric heating systems and more.

Find out what makes your home a good site for solar collectors, how much these systems cost and what you can expect for a return on investment.

Learn how you can use this renewable resource to  become more energy efficient, save money and have  less impact on the climate.

Some New Gloucester residents that presently have solar systems will also be on hand to further answer questions.

The event will also be televised on the local cable channel.

The Meeting House  385 Intervale Road New Gloucester

Tuesday March 14th 7-8:30

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Prayer Flag Workshop

Sharon Vandermay, president of the Maine Modern Quilt Guild, will lead a prayer flag workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 19, at Norumbega Yurts, 380 Woodman Road. Prayer flags are created with simple designs and hung outside – preferable in a high location. It is said that the positive energy of the flags, coupled with the natural energy of the wind, quietly harmonizes the environment, impartially increasing happiness and good fortune among all living things.

Workshop participants will make their own squares for a prayer flag. The cost is $20, and materials will be provided. To register, contact Julie Fralich at 653-4823 or j.fralich@gmail.com.

Patti’s Nov. 11 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

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Sharon Vandermay, left, and Ellie Fellers, both of New Gloucester, stand against a backdrop of one of Fellers’ quilts and Vandermay’s prayer flags, which are on display at Norumbega Yurts, 380 Woodman Road.

Prayer flag workshop

Sharon Vandermay, president of the Maine Modern Quilt Guild, will lead a prayer flag workshop, from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 19, at Norumbega Yurts, 380 Woodman Road. Prayer flags are created with simple designs and hung outside – preferable in a high location. It is said that the positive energy of the flags, coupled with the natural energy of the wind, quietly harmonizes the environment, impartially increasing happiness and good fortune among all living things.

Workshop participants will make their own squares for a prayer flag. The cost is $20, and materials will be provided. To register, contact Julie Fralich at 653-4823 or j.fralich@gmail.com.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-67/

Patti’s June 24 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Summer Reading Program

Help NGPL Guy get his powers back! Villain RedRay has stolen NGPL Guy’s powers, and NGPL Guy needs your help to get them back. What do you have to do? Just read. The goal is for all Summer Reading Program participants to read 4,301 books by Tuesday, Aug. 23. Sign up during library hours now through Saturday, July 9, at the New Gloucester Public Library, 389 Intervale Road, New Gloucester.

For Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to http://news.keepmecurrent.com/inside-new-gloucester-36/

Public Workshop on New Public Works Facility

A public workshop will be held on Monday, June 27 to provide information and answer questions regarding the new public works facility being planned in New Gloucester. The workshop will be held at 7 pm at the Fire and Rescue Station, at 611 Lewiston Road.

Since last August, a Public Works Design Committee has been meeting to plan for the construction of a new facility that can meet current and future needs. With the help of Oakpoint Associates, a consultant hired with support from a CDBG planning grant, the committee has moved forward on site selection and development of conceptual plans.  Based on a site assessment from the consultant, the Board of Selectmen last November selected the 25-acre town-owned parcel at 611 Lewiston Road – the location of the Fire and Rescue Station – as the location for the new facility.  The current concept plan for the facility calls for a 10-bay 16,800 square foot garage and a new salt shed.

At the public workshop, staff will give a short presentation aimed at providing background information and project details. The committee will then take comments and questions from the public.  Besides committee members, a representative from Oakpoint and a hydrogeologist retained by the Town will be present to field question and provide additional information.  A series of handouts, including a Frequently Asked Questions sheet and conceptual plans, will be available at the workshop. These materials can also be downloaded from the Town’s websites at www.newgloucester.com (go to “Boards and Committees” sidebar and click on Public Works Design Committee), and are also available at the Town Office.  Questions regarding the workshop can be addressed to Will Johnston, Town Planner, 929-4126 ext. 4, or wjohnston@newgloucester.com.

Upper Village Public Hearing and Workshop on Channel 3 and Town Website

A combination public hearing by the New Gloucester Planning Board and workshop by the town’s Land Management Planning Committee occurred on Sept. 1. The meeting was recorded by NGTV volunteers and is scheduled for telecast at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18, on cable access Channel 3. The program is also available for online viewing at www.newgloucester.com.

The subject of the public hearing is proposed zoning ordinance revisions that add a section pertaining to the Upper Village district. The workshop examines a draft of the “New Gloucester Upper Village Plan 2015.” A special town meeting is being planned for the fall.

Herbal Teas & Fresh Herb Wreath

The Shakers marketed herbal products as early as 1799, launching an herb business that has endured for 216 years. Using herbs grown in the Shakers’ historic gardens, participants will create herbal tea blends that they may take away and they will also create, from herbs harvested in the Shakers’ herb gardens, a “living” tea wreath which can be cut and used over a two week period. Herbs make wonderful beverages when used fresh, and participants will make and enjoy a bounty from the Shaker Garden.

Beginner’s Rug Hooking: Learning to Hook

Sister Eliza Jeffers (1868-1955) produced a number of hooked rugs at the Alfred and Sabbathday Lake Shaker Villages. Join Beth Miller of Parris House Wool Works for a fun day of learning this heritage North American craft. Participants will hook a small rectangular Shaker-inspired design pillow front for a small buckwheat & lavender filled, soothing aromatic pillow. The classic rug binding stitch will be taught and used as the finishing stitch to assemble the pillow. All materials are included and hooking frames will be available to borrow for the day or to purchase after class. Please bring a small pair of scissors – embroidery scissors are perfect. Class size: 6.