Annual Town Meeting

New Gloucester voters will consider 37 warrant articles at their annual town meeting, Monday, May 4, at Memorial School, 86 Intervale Road. A voter check-in will occur at the front entrance of the school gymnasium beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. View the warrant and supporting documents at www.newgloucester.com, or look for postings around town.

Amvets Dance

Amvets Lunn-Hunnewell Post 6 is sponsoring a public dance at its hall located along Route 100, New Gloucester, from 7-11 p.m., Saturday, May 2. The admission charge is $15 per couple, $8 single, B.Y.O.B. A live country band will perform.

Sensational Folk Talent at Coffee House

The next New Gloucester Village Coffee House features sensational folk singer Hayley Reardon. A feature article in The Boston Globe Magazine characterized her as “a confident, radiant teenage singer/songwriter who is helping to pen the next chapter of the Boston folk scene.”

Reardon’s performance is set to take place Saturday, May 2, 7:30 p.m., at the Vestry Community Room of the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. Admission at the door is $10. Coffee and tea are free, while snacks are available for a small donation. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.

Veterans Fly Fishing Program

The weekly Veterans Fly Fishing Program continues for two more weeks from 9 a.m. to noon, on the Pineland Farms campus. The dates are Wednesday, May 6, and Wednesday, May 13. Meet at the Outdoor Center, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, below The Market and Welcome Center.

The program is free and open to all military veterans with physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. No experience is necessary. Fly fishing instruction and equipment are available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment, if possible. Veterans who are interested in volunteering are welcome, too. R.S.V.P. by the previous Sunday to [email protected] or 310-8694.

Exploring Old Cemeteries

The spring meeting of the Maine Old Cemeteries Association will be held at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, on Saturday, May 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The day will include exhibits, displays, a talk about Maine’s most prominent gravestone carver Bartlett Adams, and a guided walk through one of Maine’s oldest cemeteries – New Gloucester’s Lower Cemetery.

The meeting is open to the public. Pre-registration is free and can be made online at www.moca-me.org. A $3 per person registration fee will be received at the door on the day of the event. Lunch will be hosted by the church’s meal committee at a cost of $7, pay at the door. It consists of three hearty soups including one vegetarian, salad bar, cookies, coffee, tea, iced tea and lemonade. Lunch reservations are required by Thursday, May 7, and may be made when you register online.

New Exhibit at the History Barn

The next monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m.-noon. It’s free and open to the public. A new exhibit celebrates the 250th anniversary of the New Gloucester Congregational Church, one of the oldest churches in Maine. The History Barn is located at 387 Intervale Road (Route 231), New Gloucester, behind the Town Hall.

Spring Cleanup Week

Here’s a perfect opportunity to get rid of unwanted clutter around your home and yard, free of charge. The New Gloucester Transfer Station, 264 Bald Hill Road, is hosting its annual Spring Cleanup Week, Tuesday, May 12, from 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday, May 14, from 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday, May 15, from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.; and Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Spring Cleanup Week allows New Gloucester residents to dispose of bulky waste items to the transfer station at no charge. A bulky waste sticker is not necessary. Stumps, leaves, pine needles, large drums or closed metal containers are not accepted at anytime. All types of oil, including clean waste oil, are accepted year round. Call 926-3145 if you have questions.


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