Stories about Norway


Preparing for birth classes offered at SMH

NORWAY — The Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital will hold  their next Preparing for Birth class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 10, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10 11, in Harper Conference Room, Ripley Medical Building. Gail Martel, RN, will facilitate ...


Gingerbread House inches closer to final resting place

Steve Merry, left, with his brother Jason, uses a welding torch to cut a steel beam that was in the way of a utility guy wire as the Gingerbread House inched forward to its final resting place Tuesday. The tires on the flatbed were turned to help get the back section of the house in the right pla... 1


PHOTO: Rec staff unveiled

Harrison Recreation Department Director Paula Holt recently released the names of the staff for the summer day camp. They are, front row from left, Courtney Tift, swim aide; Angel Paglierani, swim aide; Dimitri DiBiase, junior counselor; and Paula Holt, behind them in the middle. In the second fu...


PHOTO: Final move expected Tuesday

A group of baby birds that were nesting in the roof of the Gingerbread House tower made the 950-foot journey up Main Street Friday. The mother bird, above, left-hand side of the roof line, flies in to feed her babies that could be heard chirping in the tower's roof. The Gingerbread House is expec...


Moving day in Norway

NORWAY — With the sound of church bells ringing and a crowd of more than 200 people cheering, the 154-year-old Gingerbread House was moved farther up Main Street to its new site Friday. As the the sun began to set, the house was still several yards short of its  final destinatio...


Gingerbread House moving gingerly toward new home

NORWAY – The massive Gingerbread House has been moved most of the way to its new site on Main Street. Work is expected to wrap up late Saturday morning. At about 3:30 p.m., James Merry and his sons successfully pulled the building off the curbing and away from its home of more than 1...


Rowe Elementary School honor roll

NORWAY — The Guy E. Rowe Elementary School has announced the second trimester honor roll: Grade four Rodney Bean, Derry Bessette, Sean Black, Emerson Brown, Makayla Carle, Meeka Dall, Samantha Farris, Matthew Fleming, Alex Fox, Ethan Godbout, Gillian Grover, R...


Gingerbread House move expected today

NORWAY — Movers of the historic Gingerbread House are expected to try to make the 950-foot trek up Main Street again Friday morning, following their decision late Thursday afternoon to suspend work for the day. "You either do it right or it's best not to do it," said James Merry of J...


Norway to seek grant for Opera House repairs

NORWAY — Town Manager David Holt told the Board of Selectmen on Thursday night that the town will apply for more than $400,000 in grant money to help restore the Opera House storefronts.  The Norway Opera House Corp. will raise the necessary $400,000 match requirement, he said.


Gingerbread House move delayed until Friday

NORWAY, Maine — The move of the historic Gingerbread House has been delayed until Friday morning. Although crews had hydraulically lifted the wheels under the Gingerbread House around 11 a.m., James Merry of James Merry Building Movers in Scarborough, made the decision shorty after 3...