Valentine’s Full Moon Trek

Join the Royal River Conservation Trust on Friday, Feb. 14, for its signature winter event with hospitality. Watch the Valentine’s full moon rise from RRCT’s most recent and largest preserve, Pisgah Hill, with hospitality next door in the barn of Terry DeWan and Nancy Wines-DeWan.

Depending upon snow conditions, plan to bring snowshoes or very sturdy boots. Dogs are welcome on leash or under control. Flashlights or headlamps are recommended for safety, but best kept stowed if skies are clear.

Meet in the barn anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. to gather and leave in small groups on treks. Hot cocoa will be served both in the barn and at the summit until 8 p.m., and there will be a campfire with marshmallows in the barnyard.

The DeWans’ farm is located at 70 Dougherty Road, New Gloucester, 0.5 mile south of Route 231, on left. Parking will be in the DeWan barnyard, in the trailhead parking lot, and along the shoulder of the road. For more information, contact RRCT Stewardship Director Kyle Warren, [email protected], 632-6112, or go to rrct.org.

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit the NG Fair

The New Gloucester Community Fair Committee invites you to a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Amvets Hall, Route 100, New Gloucester. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children under 10 and seniors. Proceeds will benefit this year’s community fair, set for Saturday, Aug. 23. Visit newgloucesterfair.com for more information on this year’s festivities.

Scrapbooking

The New Gloucester Recreation Department will be holding a scrapbooking session at the Community Building behind Town Hall from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9. Half of a table is available for $15 for the entire day. Bring all of your own scrapbooking materials. A refrigerator will be available to store your lunch, if needed. Contact Harvey Price Jr., town recreation director, at 926-4126, ext. 231, or [email protected].

Upper Village Master Planning Workshop

The third and final workshop in a series will entail a presentation of the plan shown to be overwhelmingly preferred at the second workshop. Join in a discussion about its adoption and the next steps to be taken at the Amvets Hall, Route 100, New Gloucester, on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Visit the planning webpage of newgloucester.com for maps and other materials.

Gray, New Gloucester Merge Little Leagues

The boards of directors of the Gray and New Gloucester Little Leagues are happy to announce that they have merged for the 2014 season. This marks a new start for the community of Gray-New Gloucester. For the first time, players from both towns will be playing together from Tee Ball to the Senior Divisions.

Players can be registered now at GNGLittleLeague.com. Also, those who would like to manage or coach teams in the league must get in their coaching applications immediately. Applications can be found on the website.

Registration will close on Saturday, March 1. GNG Little League will be fielding teams in T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Player Pitch Baseball, Minors Baseball, Minors Softball, Majors Baseball, and Majors Softball. All details about prices, ages and eligibility are on the website.

Those who are interested in sponsoring a team or taking advantage of the many advertising opportunities should contact Bruce Macomber at [email protected].

Free Beer Tasting

Those 21 years and older are welcome to partake in complimentary tasting of comforting, full-bodied “winter warmer” porters and stouts from 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Pineland Farms Market, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester. If you think you don’t like dark and roasty beers and ales, you just might be surprised.

Historical Society Meeting

The next monthly meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will be held at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. The program will be a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the History Barn dedication, featuring historic archival footage provided by New Gloucester TV, the local cable television committee. Society members and the public are invited. Refreshments will be served.

From left, Choppy Candage, a Marine Corps veteran, and his wife Gloria, along with tour guide Matt Sabasteanski, get ready to board a trolley bus after visiting the Pineland Farms Equestrian Center, Feb. 2. Free tours of the barns and creamery were offered in conjunction with Veterans Appreciation Day, organized by Matt’s wife, Kristina Sabasteanski. She also conducts the Veterans Adaptive Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe program at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester on Wednesdays, through March. Visit pinelandfarms.org/vast or call 310-8694 for more information. 


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