Community News

A 90 year old tradition will continue on as Cumberland will be holding a Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 29th! This event will be held rain or shine! (In the event of bad weather, the celebration will be held in the Greely High School gym.)


Here’s a list of the morning’s activities:
  • 8:00am: Kids Fun Run on the Greely High School track
  • 8:00-8:30am: Community Band Performance on the front lawn of the high school
  • 8:30am: 5K Run & Remember Race 
  • 10:00am: Parade 
  • 10:30am: Monument Ceremony in Moss Side Cemetery w/guest speaker Brigadier General Gerald Bolduc
Please join us with family and friends for this wonderful community-filled morning to honor and remember the men and women who have lost their lives while serving our country.

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Prince Memorial Library garden volunteers would be happy to have a few extra hands to help care for the garden during the summer months! Their next gardening day will be on Tuesday, May 30th from 9 to 11 a.m. FMI contact Nina at 207-489-9180.

Annual Greely High School Graduation Parade

GHS seniors, parents, guests, and Cumberland/North Yarmouth residents: Please be aware that appropriate and safe behavior is expected at the traditional send-off parade of graduates held after graduation on Sunday, June 4th. No spraying of water will be tolerated, and similarly no throwing of any objects at vehicles and /or buses will be allowed. People are asked to stay out of the road during the parade, and to avoid running near the buses, etc. Any such behavior endangers both spectators and drivers and will be considered disorderly conduct which could possibly hinder the future of this wonderful community tradition. Thank you for your consideration and keeping our community safe!


Jim Nga and Beth Harmon Team Up for a Concert of Schubert and Gershwin Favorites
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 6:30pm (Congregational Church, 282 Main Street)
Admission $15 at the door

All proceeds benefit the Congregational Church in Cumberland, which in turn supports community and outreach programs including Scouts, school programs, fuel assistance, food pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Cumberland Woodbank, and many others.
 
Pianist Dr. James Wesley Nga is completing his first year as Music Director for the Congregational Church in Cumberland. Originally from Malaysia, he has performed publicly since he was six, and has performed throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Asia. He has received music degrees in London and California as well as his Doctorate in Piano Performance at Texas Tech University. He was an active pianist, instructor, and church musician in California prior to moving to Maine, He is also on the piano faculty at the Bay Chamber Concerts and Community Music School in Rockport. He enjoys working with students of all  ages and levels.
 

Mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Harmon recently retired after 36 years as Chancel Choir Director at the Congregational Church in Cumberland. A Maine native, she remains active in the choir at CCCUCC while she is part-time soloist at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Brunswick. She has sung publicly since she was five.  A graduate of Westminster Choir College, she is a longtime performing member of Portland Rossini Club and Choral Art Society. She has presented recitals at Peaks Island, Ocean Park, and at her church. She was a vocal instructor at Waynflete School for twenty years and continues to  teach a few private vocal students.



Join the Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust & Marine Educators Carol Steingart and Alyssa Lyon
Saturday, June 10th - 12:00-2:00
 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 11th - 12:30-2:30) 
 
Learn all the fun and interesting facts about the secret lives of these "living fossils" in this hands -on and kid-friendly event as the horseshoe crabs come ashore on the Cumberland Foreside. For the past 445 million years, horseshoe crabs have come up from the depths of the ocean from mid-May to mid-June to lay their green eggs on sandy beaches along the Atlantic Coast. Come witness this unique and interesting event! Please note that horseshoe crabs are completely harmless; they don't pinch, sting or bite.
 
FREE EVENT, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please RSVP to Penny Asherman
We will confirm your registration
Email:
asherman.penny@gmail.com 
 
Broad Cove Reserve - 179 Foreside Road, Cumberland Foreside, ME. Parking is Limited. Please carpool, walk or bike. Park in the parking lot on Beach Drive on the right near the entrance. Allow 15 minutes to walk down to the beach. We suggest wearing long sleeves and pants due to brown tail moth in the area.


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Come join us for a morning with friends! Bowdoin College All Star and Maine Baseball Hall of Fame Member Mort Soule will perform "Casey at the Bat", tell us why this epic poem survives, and regale us with comical sports stories. Free and open to the public. Coffee, tea, and goodies!
 
   AIP: 207-829-2205 - For Rides: call 829-3367