Wednesday, May 29, 2013

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Buffalo 1 -- Thank YOU!

A huge THANK YOU to the amazing AmeriCorps NCCC Team Buffalo 1

This group of young people (ages 18-24 ) arrived at the Freight Shed early Saturday in the pouring rain and after an introduction to the history of the place and what's happening here, they dug in! 

Painting, cleaning, organizing, cleaning the Virginia model, building shelving, and moving a huge block of white oak, fresh from Higmo's Sawmill. Maine's First Ship and the Bath Freight Shed Alliance could not be more thrilled.

This AmeriCorps team comes from all over the country: Washington, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and more and has formed a really cohesive group. It was great to see how they support each other and are super problem solvers. They seemed truly interested in this place and what we are doing. The cold temperatures and grey skies could not dampen their spirits!

We hope to welcome AmeriCorps back again and if we are really lucky we will have a longer term AmeriCorps member here at the Freight Shed it the future! 

With some fuel, in the form of warm sticky buns Aaron Park baked, this group was a whirlwind!

AmeriCorps NCCC Team Buffalo 1

Jake Clark
Emma Graves
Joshua Hernandez (Team Leader)
Justin Lieby
Meagan Julian
Jimmie Perkins
Kayla Hanson
Sierra Taylor
James Owen Wolfe IV
Alexander Slater
Alex McDonald

NCCC Team Buffalo 1 -- Thank you!!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thank you for making the Mayfair Yard sale a resounding success!

A huge THANK YOU to Maine's First Ship (MFS) and Gayla Teague, Joanne Luneau and Merry Chapin for their tremendous generosity in running the May Fair Yard Sale! 

They raised close to $800 and shared their enthusiasm for this special place and the MFS/BFSA collaboration with many Freight Shed visitors on Saturday. 

Thanks to all the people who donated great items for the sale - your donations became funds which will go directly into paying down what we owe on our new roof. The Freight Shed also now has a great collection of dishes, mugs and flat ware that came in during the last few winter markets. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Coming up at the Freight Shed: Spring & Summer Events

Capital to the Coast Exploratory Bike Ride

Sat. 5/25/13: 50 degrees and rainy are not the conditions we want to expose you to this great trail. Keep in touch and KELT will find a date to try this ride again.

 Saturday, May 25th, 2013
Noon - 6PM
38 miles - Bath to Gardiner, Maine

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT), one of our local alliance organizations, is assisting towns from Bath to Gardiner in developing a trail dedicated to active transportation -- the proposed Capital to the Coast Trail

The group will start at the Freight Shed on Commercial Street in Bath at noon (fuel up at the Bath Farmer’s Market next door at Waterfront Park) and end in Gardiner in time to join the 5:30 bike parade at their Ride into Summer celebration.

The Bath Freight Shed together with KELT invite you and other local bike/pedestrian advocates to join an exploratory group ride of the proposed Capital to the Coast Trail (38 miles) on Saturday, May 25th, Noon - 6pm.


This self-supported bicycle ride will explore the interim route of two proposed long-distance trails. Participants will enjoy scenic views of the rivers that flow into Merrymeeting Bay, take photos for promotion and help build energy for trail development. Your feedback on the positive and challenging aspects of the route will help us design the best trail possible!
A group ride on paved roads from Bath to Gardiner with frequent rest & regroup stops. Group pace ~10-12 mph, the route is mostly flat with hills in the final section.

For organizers, supporters and those curious about the proposed Androscoggin to the Kennebec Trail (Bath to Brunswick) and Merrymeeting Trail (Topsham to Gardiner). Ride is limited to 25 participants.
Free! Anticipate spending ~ $20 on snacks at local businesses to show trail communities that cyclists are an economic boost.
Registration is required by May 17, and we are capping the ride at 25 participants.

Email Alicia Hepburn, KELT Project Director, or call at 207-442-8400 for more details, registration and carpooling information.

Download the KELT Capital to the Coast Exploratory Bike Ride poster here!