Welcome, Neighbor Assembly Party

The “Welcome, Neighbor” project, somewhat based on the welcome basket concept from a bygone era, has progressed to a new stage. Participants have gathered the materials to go into the welcome packets that will be given to newcomers, but they need to stuff the items into the individual packets. Everyone is invited to help out at an assembly party at the public library (next to the town hall) on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

What’s Happening at the Pineland YMCA

• School is back in session and fall is quickly approaching; with this comes changes at the Pineland YMCA. To get you back in shape, the Pineland YMCA has added a few more Group Exercise Classes to its repertoire. The schedule now offers Abs, Muscle Conditioning, Pilates, Step, Yoga, and Aquacize. Look for indoor cycling to start up again in October once the weather gets a little colder to start riding indoors. Check out the Y’s Web site at www.CumberlandCountyYMCA.org for days and times of classes.

• The Pineland YMCA is also partnering with the NFL Youth Football Program and the Gray-New Gloucester Patriots Football Boosters to offer a Youth Flag Football Program. This program is open to children 5 to 11 years of age. Members of the YMCA and non-members are welcome to register, with registration running until Sept. 21. Games and practices are held on Saturdays starting Sept. 15. Registration has been extended to give more children the opportunity to participate. For more information contact Brad Davie at 688-2255.

• Cards, coffee and bowling is back in full swing at the Pineland YMCA. This program is free to those 55 and older. Cards, coffee and bowling takes place on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Please feel free to bring in a game to play and/or a snack to share with the group.

Annual Fall Book and Bake Sale

The annual Fall Book and Bake Sale sponsored by the Friends of the New Gloucester Library will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with “First Dibs” for Kids on the evening of Friday, Oct. 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is our big book sale with lots of baked treats for sale, too! We’ll see you at the library on Oct. 6.

Historical Society to hold Open House

What happened? Who did it? Why? New Gloucester Historical Society will hold an Open House on Thursday, Sept. 20 beginning at 7 p.m. at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, located next to the Town Hall on Route 231. Treasures from the society’s collections will be a featured display showing “people, places and things” that have made New Gloucester famous and well known throughout the state. The event is open to the public, with a special invitation to New Gloucester residents of all ages. Refreshments will be served. A business meeting will be held following the Open House.

Annual Apple Pie Sale

The New Gloucester Historical Society will hold its annual apple pie sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Museum Reception Center, Route 26, New Gloucester. The popular sale is first come, first served! The apples are from Thompson’s Orchards in New Gloucester, and the pies are made by New Gloucester cooks. The pies cost $7 each. To place a pre-order, call Coky Wills at 926-4351 or Avis Ford at 926-4561.

Town Board and Committee Meetings – Televised on Channel 3

Sept. 17, Land Management Planning Committee – TDR, 5 p.m., Meetinghouse

Sept. 18, Planning Board, 7 p.m., Meetinghouse

Sept. 18, Community Fair Committee, 7 p.m., Library

Sept. 19, School Board, 6:30 p.m., Meetinghouse

Sept. 20, Historical Society, 7 p.m., Meetinghouse

Join Cub Scouting in New Gloucester

Cub Scouting wants you! Now is the time to race to Scouting and join the fun and excitement of America’s foremost youth program for boys: Cub Scouting. A sign-up night will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dunn School Gym; and Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at the Dunn School Library. Fliers with additional details will be distributed at school.

Cub Scouting is for boys in first through fifth grade. Scouting combines camping and outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and exciting program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship and respect.

For more information, contact Cubmaster Scott Neal at 926-3623.


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