Election information

Which candidate will get your vote for Cumberland County District 3 Commissioner? New Gloucester is part of a newly-developed district as a result of the new charter that was adopted last year. Mark Grover of Gray and Stephen Gorden are challenging for this office. NGTV is currently telecasting a candidates’ forum on local access Channel 3 at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Nov. 4-6. Online users can view the forum at www.newgloucester.com, NGTV Channel 3 sidebar.

Voting in New Gloucester will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at Memorial School, 86 Intervale Road. Check the town’s website ‘Elections’ sidebar for more information.

Honoring those ?who served

The theme of the History Barn Open House on Saturday, Nov. 5, will be “Thank you to those who have served,” recognizing and honoring those New Gloucester residents who have served our country – from the Revolutionary War to present. The History Barn, located behind Town Hall on Route 231, will be open 9 a.m. to noon, and a brief ceremony featuring several speakers will be held at 10 a.m. The event is being coordinated by the New Gloucester Historical Society and AmVets Lunn-Hunnewell Post No. 6.

An honor roll will be posted with the names of those who have served starting with the Revolutionary War right up to, and including, the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. Additionally, there will be military exhibits on display. The public is encouraged to stop by to say “thank you” and scan the honor roll to observe just how many residents from New Gloucester have served our country.

Gypsy jazz trio

Come to the New Gloucester Village Coffeehouse on Saturday, Nov. 5, for a distinctive musical encounter. If you’ve never experienced hot acoustic swing music, here is your chance to hear the joyful, uplifting, and dance-inducing sounds of Gypsy jazz. The trio Ameranouche features two French acoustic Gypsy jazz guitars and an upright bass.

The concert takes place in the community room of the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets at the door cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. For more information, call Julie Fralich 926-3161 or the church office 926-3260.

Make the Perfect Apple Pie

Learn the secret to making a delicious apple pie with flaky crust from the master, Debbie Thurlow, of Debbie’s Pies. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. The cost of $45 includes lunch, pie-making class, a freshly baked pie to take home and Debbie’s apple pie recipe. For more information, please contact the education department at 688-4800, ext. 15 or [email protected]

The Sound of Music

Family and music will be the theme for this year’s production of The Sound of Music at Gray-New Gloucester High School. The GNGHS Patriot Players are proud to present the most popular movie musical of all time on Nov. 17, 18 and 19. Special admission fees will apply for senior citizen night on Thursday, Nov. 17, when seniors are admitted for $4, plus a family rate will be offered for the Saturday matinee.

Senior class actors will be honored at the Saturday night show. The cast includes Jasmine Harper as Maria, Emily Mills as Mother Abbess, Alan Bennett as Captain Von Trapp, Jake Malloy as Max, Grace Powell as Elsa, and Rachel Powell, Dexter Castro, Kelcie Brown, Brogan Kelley, Arden Jordan, Aeleah Granger, and Amanda Peterson as the Von Trapp children.

Caring Community

Caring Community is an organization run by volunteers that offers Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance to those residents of New Gloucester and Gray that are in need. Application forms are available through the school system, New Gloucester town office, New Gloucester public library, Gray town office and Gray Public Library starting in early November. For more information, contact Donna Rand at 671-4458 or [email protected]

Cumberland County Commissioner District 3 candidates Stephen
Gorden and Mark Grover flank moderator Sarah Walton of the League
of Women Voters of Maine prior to a forum held in Brunswick, Oct.
13. New Gloucester voters will be weighing in on the selection of a
new commissioner, plus four state referendum questions and a county
bond issue on Election Day, Nov. 8. (Photo by Patti Mikkelsen)

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