Win a Classic Shaker Dry Sink

The weekly farmers’ market at Connemara Farm in New Gloucester was bustling even more than usual on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The event launched a capital campaign to benefit the future New Gloucester Veterans’ Monument.

One of the fundraisers is the raffling off of classic Shaker Dry Sink handcrafted and donated by AMVETS member Bill King who underwrote the cost of materials. He modeled the design from a picture he spotted in a Yield House Furniture Catalog.

King is a Korean War veteran who served in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and 1951. His unit patrolled the shores of Korea where he and his fellow soldiers were under constant bombardment.

Raffle tickets are available through Dec. 15 for a cost of $1 each or six tickets for $5. They can be purchased at an AMVETS Post 6 public bean supper from 5 to 6 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month or by calling King at 926-5969.

Candidates’ Forums

The local cable access television channel in New Gloucester will be covering two political forums in October that are open to the public. On Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m., incumbent Lois Snowe-Mello and challenger John Cleveland will participate in a Senate District 15 forum. On Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., incumbent Eleanor Espling and challenger Nichole Stevens will take part in a House District 105 forum.

Both events will be held at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, and resident Beverly Cadigan will serve as the moderator. Questions from the floor will not be entertained; however, voters are requested to send in questions to be asked by the moderator. After each forum, the candidates will be available for one-half hour to speak one-on-one with the citizens present. This follow up will not be televised.

The deadlines for submitting questions are Wednesday, Oct. 3, for the Senate forum and Wednesday, Oct. 17, for the House. Send questions either by email to [email protected] or by USPS to NGTV, Town of New Gloucester, 385 Intervale Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260.

Both forums will be telecast live and will be rebroadcast on channel 3 following the live broadcasts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., leading up to Election Day. Also, the programs will be available as video on demand at

Village Coffeehouse

Critically acclaimed Boston-based singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot will appear on the vestry stage of the New Gloucester First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28. Admission is $15 at the door for all ages. The vestry was packed during her previous performance at the Village Coffeehouse, so arrive early.

Fall Festival of Books

The Friends of the New Gloucester Library will be holding its Fall Festival of Books sale during the first weekend in October, at the New Gloucester Public Library, 379 Intervale Road. The sale starts with First Dibs for Kids from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. Only children’s items are on sale, and adults must be accompanied by a child on Friday evening to purchase items. Children’s books are bargained priced at 25 cent hardbacks and two paperbacks for 25 cents. On Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to noon, all books, CDs/DVDs/videos, audio books, and delicious baked goods will be on sale. Most adult hardbacks sell for 50 cents and paperbacks for 25 cents.

The Friends are always looking for donations of gently used books, audio/video items, games and puzzles. Please leave your donations at the library during its regular hours. For more information, call 926-4840.

Fight Back Festival

Join cancer survivors, their families and friends at the Fight Back Festival from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. In the morning, people can participate in a bike ride, run or walk. There will be a complimentary barbecue and a lobster bake for $20 per ticket in the afternoon.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. Fees run from $10 to $30, depending on the walk, run or bike event entered. Bands will be playing all day long, and there will be a full schedule of free children’s activities running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. T-shirts will be available for $15. All participants will receive an entry in a raffle to win a new 16GB iPad, $500 L.L. Bean gift card, or a bowling party for up to 40 people at Bayside Bowl. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Community Center in South Portland.

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