Fall Fun, Service and Festivities at the East Sangerville Grange

Fall is upon us and seems to have arrived faster than anyone expected. While we lament the passing of summer, at least we have a lot of great events to look forward to!

For one, the 2014-2015 ESG Coffee House lineup is complete and will be starting in just a couple of weeks on Saturday, November 1st with a performance by sisters Chris and Meredith Thompson. That’s also the day of our annual Holiday Craft Fair.

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Along with tables full of beautiful handcrafted items and foods from more than two dozen local craftspeople and artisans, we offer a belly-warming lunch that can’t be beat. It’s a great day from start to finish and a terrific way to kick off the cool-weather season. Make sure to save the date! And remember – DON’T USE YOUR GPS to get to us! If you need help getting to the Grange, please read the written directions we’ve provided here. More than one person has ended up on a snowmobile when they tried to let the computer do the guiding!

In October, we hosted a Local Harvest Feast featuring fresh produce and baked goods from many of our local farms. All the proceeds from the dinner went to help restore historic stained glass windows at the First Universalist Church in Sangerville, a building that many people around this area know and love. The dinner was a great success! The food was great and the company even better. Thanks to all who were able to come.

This weekend was the East Sangerville Grange’s biannual work weekend at the beautiful Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary. Every fall a group of nearly 25 Grangers packs our sleeping bags and work clothes and heads up the mountain to help clean and close Borestone’s unique historic lodges.

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It’s hearty work, but with so many hands to help it’s a job we all enjoy. As the Grange saying goes, “Labor Cheerfully!” It’s also a harbinger of the cold season to come. Happy Autumn everyone. We hope to see you soon and often!

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Spring at the Grange

Hello! With the snow finally gone (mostly), East Sangerville Grange is bursting with lots of Spring energy! Amoung other things, we’re getting ready for the annual spring cleaning of our hall, and of the lodge at Borestone Mountain where we volunteer each year to help ready the property for summer visitors.

On Sunday, May 4th the Grange will host the first “official” gathering of the new Maine Highlands MOFGA Chapter. The event is open to all — you do not have to be a member of MOFGA to join the fun! For more information click on the “Upcoming Events” tab above. And visit often because there are lots more things to come!

 

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What’s New at East Sangerville Grange

Hello and welcome to our website!

Sad that the East Sangerville Grange Coffee House season is over? Well guess what — It’s NOT! The postponed February coffeehouse will be held on Saturday, April 26th. Come enjoy “Home Grown Classics” – a night of great music played by local performers. You’ll hear oldies with JT Curran, blues to Bluegrass with Sid Stutzman , and Jazz standards with Jason Curran and Peter Ippoliti. String Field Theory members Dawn Potter and Brian Smith will join in as well , as the three ensembles mix and match musical licks through out the night. This is an “off-calendar” show, so please spread the word! Click over to our “Upcoming Events” page to see ticket information and times.

Meanwhile, thank you to everyone who attended  “Cultivating Community 2014: Mapping the Maine Highland Food System” on Saturday, April 12. It was a great day! We’ll post links soon to presenter information and other resources that were shared that day. Stay tuned!

And have you heard the news? MOFGA has approved the creation of a Maine Highlands Chapter. The East Sangerville Grange is will host the new group and its events. The first will MH MOFGA gathering will be a Chapter open house and potluck, Sunday May 4th from 11-1 pm. More details to come soon. Save the date! This event and all the MH Chapter events are open to all. MOFGA membership is not required to participate.

That’s all for now….stay warm. The snow is ALMOST gone!

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Greetings from East Sangerville Grange!

Hello and welcome to our website!

Read on for highlights of our latest goings-on: 

Sad that the East Sangerville Grange Coffee House season is over? Well guess what — It’s NOT! The postponed February coffeehouse will be held on Saturday, April 26th. Come enjoy “Home Grown Classics” – a night of great music played by local performers. You’ll hear oldies with JT Curran, blues to Bluegrass with Sid Stutzman , and Jazz standards with Jason Curran and Peter Ippoliti. String Field Theory members Dawn Potter and Brian Smith will join in as well , as the three ensembles mix and match musical licks through out the night. This is an “off-calendar” show, so please spread the word! Click over to our “Upcoming Events” page to see ticket information and times.

Meanwhile, thank you to everyone who attended  “Cultivating Community 2014: Mapping the Maine Highland Food System” on Saturday, April 12. It was a great day! We’ll be posting links soon to presenter information and other resources that were shared that day. Stay tuned!

And have you heard the news? MOFGA has approved the creation of a Maine Highlands Chapter. The East Sangerville Grange is will host the new group and its events. The first will MH MOFGA gathering will be a Chapter open house and potluck, Sunday May 4th from 11-1 pm. More details to come soon. Save the date! This event and all the MH Chapter events are open to all. MOFGA membership is not required to participate.

That’s all from the hall for now….

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