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January 19_ 2012 - Gorham Times


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                                                                                                                       Gorham, Maine
                                                                                                                                                                                       GORHAM, ME
                                                                                                 Volume 18 N umber 1                                     JaNuary 19, 2012             PERMIT NO. 10

                                                                                                                            — fouNded 1736—

                                                                                   CeLeBratIng 17 YearS—a Free, VoLunteer-run, BIWeekLY CoMMunItY neWSPaPer

                                                                                                         Gorham Welcomes 2012
                                                                                   Festivities include Music, Dancing, Magic, Fireworks and More!
                                                        Photos credit Rich Obrey

                                                                                                                                 Virginia Wilder Cross

Chris Hardy, pictured above, con-
trols the puck near the Kennebunk
goal in the second period of a
home game at the USM Arena,
December 13. Gorham won, 5-1.

Man Arrested for
Armed Robbery                                                                      the yo-yo master, Brandon Baines, (above left) performs at the gPaC before heading to tokyo for a teaching job.
                                                                                   Physical comedian randy Judkins (above right) concentrates on the task at hand while keeping the crowd laughing in
                                                                                   the Performing arts Center.
Sheri Faber

                                                                                      f you missed New Year Gorham, you might want                New Year Gorham venues were consolidated in

      hristopher Dimastrantonio, 23, a Gorham                                         to mark your calendar for December 31, 2012             the immediate Village area. The event also started
      resident, is currently being held in the                                        because each year this event gets better and bet-       and ended earlier making it possible for young fam-
      York County Jail on $250,000 cash bail.                                      ter, and based on that record, you certainly do not        ilies to enjoy the whole event. The changes were
Dimastrantonio is expected to be charged with                                      want to miss next year’s party.
multiple counts of armed robbery including three in                                                                                                                                   Continued on Page 4
Gorham in December (US Cellular, Olympia Sports,
Domino’s Pizza), one in Portland (Hannaford), one

                                                                                   ecomaine— Who They Are
in Scarborough (Shaw’s), and one in Westbrook
(Subway). He has been charged with the most recent                                                                                              krista nadeau
robbery at the Hannaford in Waterboro. In each
case he either showed a handgun or said he had one
and told clerks to hand over all their money or they
                                                                                                          e  comaine is a non-profit
                                                                                                             organization owned and
                                                                                                          operated by 43 municipalities;
                                                                                                                                              specialized equipment separates it all as it travels
                                                                                                                                              along a conveyor belt.” Subsequent articles will
                                                                                                                                              explain each of the three facilities of ecomaine,
would be shot. Clerks at the Waterboro Hannaford
                                                                                                          21 are owner communities,           including the single sort recycling, waste-to-energy
turned over more than $1,100 to him.                                                                      including Gorham, and 22            facility, and the ash/landfill.
   Based on the information gathered by detectives,                                                       contract for services. Located         Of special interest, and something of which eco-
it was determined that one individual was likely                                   in Portland on Blueberry Road, ecomaine serves             maine is very proud is their International Standards
responsible for all these crimes. Dimastrantonio wore                              about 25% of the state’s population. According to          Organization (ISO) 140001 certification. Dunn said
Carhartt overalls and/or a Carhartt jacket and a blue                              Shelly Dunn, ecomaine’s communications special-            that ecomaine earned the ISO certification on all
scarf for most — if not all — of the robberies.                                    ist: “ecomaine is the only single sort recycling cen-      three facilities, which is rare. In order to accom-
   On January 3, a customer at the Hannaford                                       ter in the state. This means that all recycling can be     plish this, ecomaine had to “undergo a rigorous
in Waterboro saw the crime and followed                                            combined, however, once it arrives at ecomaine,            onsite review every six months and then a total of
Dimastrantonio outside. Dimastrantonio’s girlfriend
had driven him to Hannaford and was waiting for him                                                                                                                                  Continued on Page 15
at the Dunkin Donuts next door. After the robbery,
he walked back to Dunkin Donuts, got in the car and
they drove off. The customer noted the license plate,
called the police and followed the vehicle while on
the phone with dispatch. York County Sheriff’s Office
                                                                                   Robert Nowlin Sr. Faces Charges in Three Towns
                                                                                   Sheri Faber
                                      Continued on Page 2

                                                                                          owlin, 36, of Maple Drive in Friendly Village       the woman’s telephones, stole a cordless phone and
                                                                                          is being held on $100,000 bail on 11 charges        took the woman’s emergency call button. He also
                                                                                          stemming from an incident that started in           stole cash he found in her house. The woman was
         inside theTimes                                                           Friendly Village. On January 2, at about 11 p.m.,          not injured and went next door to call police once
                                                                                   Nowlin, who was visiting a friend who also lived           Nowlin left.
 14 Blotter         12 Community       3 Profile
                                                                                   in Friendly Village, put a knife to the man’s throat          Nowlin then drove to Portland where police
 15 Calendar         5 Living          6 School                                    and demanded his car keys. He left in the man’s            found the Jetta on Devonshire Street. The car slowed
 15 Classified       4 Municipal      10 Sports                                    Jetta taking the man’s cell phone. He then drove to        down and a passenger, Benjamin Cote, 31, jumped
                                                                                   Scarborough to the home of an elderly woman he             out and ran off. Police caught up with Cote and
                                                                                   knew through his family, broke into her home on            arrested him for carrying a concealed weapon and
                                                                                   Highland Avenue, and threatened her. In order to           for failure to submit to arrest.
                                                      stop the woman from calling for help he unplugged             Later, police were able to locate the car at 55
                                                                                                                                                                                     Continued on Page 15
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      he high cost of fuel continues to       saved more energy and more money                     and not that of the gorham times. they              Thursday to more than 100 pick-up sites
      expose many Maine families and          than in any prior year. In economic                  are published at the discretion of the                       throughout Gorham.
      businesses to the reality that we       terms, Efficiency Maine programs                     gorham times and are subject to editing.                            ——
need to become more energy efficient          generated $116 million in total                                                                                  News
in our homes and businesses. Maine            investments in energy infrastructure                 Dear Gorham Times,                                         Sports
currently has the highest dependence          upgrades; lowered present and future                    As a retired teacher, I depend on a                  Features
on #2 heating oil in the nation, with         energy costs by an estimated $449                                                                          Of Interest
                                                                                                   small retirement pension and the access
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gallons. As a result, our state is los-       itable and competitive and families                  ance through Maine Benefits Trust in                               or 839-8390
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                                                                                                   that the benefits that I’ve worked for are
than 85% of our energy comes from             state; and helped create or retain jobs.                                                                             SubScriPTioNS
                                                                                                   satisfactory, but certainly not excessive.
imported (and often polluting) fuels          All of this occurred despite the overall                                                                $15/year in Gorham; $20/year elsewhere
and a volatile fuel market can handcuff       sluggish economy.                                       This past legislative session, the Maine
                                                                                                                                                          $10/year for college subscription
a household’s financial stability or the           To learn more about residential or              legislature enacted LD 1326. This bill
growth and prosperity of a business.          business energy efficiency and alterna-              undermines the employee-run insurance          Editor Karen DiDonato
    As a member of the Energy,                tive energy programs, visit:               plans of working and retired educators,        Business Manager Sandra Wilson
Utilities, and Technology Committee                                      and replaces them with “management             Design/Production Jeannine Owens
                                                                                                                                                  Webmaster Judi Jones
throughout most of my legislative ser-             Looking ahead, the Efficiency Maine             plans,” even though they will provide
                                                                                                                                                  Police Beat Sheri Faber
vice, I have been focused on address-         Trust has been tasked with an aggres-                less coverage at higher costs to both par-     Staff Writers Bill Ambrose, Sherrie Benner, Sue
ing energy efficiency for our state.          sive ten and twenty year set of goals                ticipants and taxpayers. This action puts      Dunn, Jackie Francis, Sarah Gavett-Nielsen,
Here in Maine, we are fortunate to            to achieve energy savings by reducing                many educators at financial risk. It also      Krista Nadeau, Stacy Sallinen, Robin Somes
have a valuable resource for helping          electricity and natural gas consump-                 affects bus drivers, custodians, and food      Features Chris Crawford
lower energy costs and saving money           tion by 30% within a decade; reducing                                                               Staff Photographers Martha T. Harris, Rich
                                                                                                   service people – all are negatively affect-
in a home or business through the             oil heating use by 20% in the same                                                                  Obrey
                                                                                                   ed by this bill. Kudos to Phil Bartlett, our
Efficiency Maine Trust.                       timeframe; and weatherizing 100% of                                                                 Public Service Jackie Francis
    In 2009, the Maine Legislature            homes and 50% of businesses by 2030                  state senator, who voted against the bill.     Sports Jeff Pike
created the Efficiency Maine Trust to         in Maine. Without a doubt, these tar-                   It’s worth noting that Jane Knapp,          School Coordinator Stacy Sallinen
consolidate the funds for consumer            gets are some of the more ambitious                  Gorham’s state legislator, voted for this      Distribution Chad Sirois
                                                                                                   damaging bill, endangering public educa-       Interns Carter Bowers, Ryan Baillargeon
efficiency programs for all fuel types        goals in the country.
– electric, natural gas, and heating oil           It has been said that we discovered             tors and eroding still further the support                   board of direcTorS
– in a one-stop shopping experience.          the cheapest energy in America – and                 for and respect of public education.                     Maynard Charron, President
The Trust is also helping transform           it is energy efficiency. Through the                 Shame on Jane Knapp. This isn’t the              Edward Feibel, Robert Gould, Bruce Hepler,
the energy market in Maine to make            efforts of Efficiency Maine, we have                                                                  Katie O’Brien, Hannah Schulz Sirios, David
                                                                                                   only time that Ms. Knapp voted against
energy efficient products and alterna-        been a leader in helping lower energy                                                                             Willis, Michael Wing
                                                                                                   public education. The Maine Education                                ——
tive energy equipment more accessible         costs and saving money for the people                Association (MEA) gave her a failing           Sales Staff Sandra Wilson, Maggie Compeau
and affordable to customers. By reduc-        and businesses of Maine. We all benefit
                                                                                                   score (14%) on support for education in        Distribution Jason Beever, Jim Boyko, Janice
ing waste and improving our energy            by building upon this success. This                                                                 Boyko, Julie Burnheimer, Sherrie Benner, Janie
                                                                                                   this last session. (By comparison, Senator
efficiency, Maine is able to reduce cap-      kind of progress is critical in moving                                                              Farr, Russ Frank, Bill Goff, Lily Landry, Linda
ital outflows and increase local jobs;        Maine in the right direction.                        Bartlett received a score of 100%.)
                                                                                                                                                  Morris, Bob Mulkern, Krista Nadeau, Jeff Pike,
improve air quality and reduce CO2                                                                    Because 2012 is an election year,
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    I am proud to report that 2011 was                                                                                                                            ediTorial Policy
a record year for programs offered                                                                 Dear Gorham Times,                             The Gorham Times takes all reasonable care to pre-
through Efficiency Maine. According                                                                                                               vent errors and disclaims all legal responsibility for
                                                                                                      I am writing to thank the families on       any such errors, omissions, or typographical errors.
to their annual report, the programs                                                               Green Street for setting out a beautiful       The Gorham Times will print corrections if notified
                                                                                                                                                  within 48 hours. Photos will be returned if provided
                                                                                                   candle display all down our street on          with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. We reserve the
                                                                                                   Christmas Eve every year. I try to explain     right to refuse publication of unsolicited materials. All
                                                                                                                                                  submissions are subject to editing. Opinions expressed
                                                                                                   to my family who all live below the            in the Gorham Times do not necessarily reflect those of
                                                                                                   Mason-Dixon line how lovely our street         the staff or publishers.
                                                around town                                        is and how the addition of tea candles in
                                                                                                   white paper bags on Christmas Eve gives
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                                                 Noonan Transportation bought the building         our neighborhood a Victorian-esque
                                                 on Lower Main Street formerly owned by            ambiance to our village. Many thanks to
                                                 Shaw Brother’s. noonan transportation, a
                                                 Massachusetts-based petroleum transporta-
                                                 tion company, will be using this facility for
                                                                                                   the Amell Family (Peter, Luanne, Becca,
                                                                                                   Josh) for keeping the tradition alive, and
                                                                                                                                                  Robberies                      from   Page 1

                                                 fleet storage. the company is relocating          to the Noah Miner family, and Roseann
                                                 from Baldwin.                                                                                    deputies stopped the car on Route 202
                                                                                                   Peterson for helping them as well.             in Hollis. Officers found evidence in the
                                                 Cumberland Farms has contacted the town              Many cars quietly and reverently drive
                                                 about the possibility of opening a store in the
                                                                                                                                                  car that linked him to the Waterboro
                                                 newly zoned area on County road.                  down our street to see the calming and         robbery and, with help from the Gorham
                                                 Salty Dog Restaurant on route 202 has
                                                                                                   peaceful glow of the candles along the         detectives, they were able to link him to
                                                 closed.                                           sidewalks. It is a stark contrast to the       the other robberies.
                                                                                                   modern LED lights that everyone seems             According to Lt. Chris Sanborn,
                                                 Ernest Cressey, owner of property at 207
                                                 Main Street rented through the federal gov-       to be using these days. I usually take a       Gorham Police Department,
                                                 ernment to a family displaced by Hurricane                                                       Dimastrantonio was “a person of inter-
                                                 katrina six years ago, has had the house
                                                                                                   walk after 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve and it
                                                                                                                                                  est from day one.” Dimastrantonio has
                                                 razed. the siding on the house was asbes-         gives me peace as I reflect on the times
                                                 tos and there was also asbestos inside                                                           an extensive criminal record. Gorham
                                                                                                   of the previous year and think of the
                                                 the house, all of which had to be removed                                                        Police Department expects to charge
                                                 before the house came down. the tenants           hopes for the New Year.                        him with five additional burglaries. Since
                                                 had removed all of the metal plumbing in the         If your readers can remember to try
                                                 house before they left. Cressey plans to have
                                                                                                                                                  December, in addition to these robberies,
                                                 risbara Bros. build an “attractive two family
                                                                                                   and visit Green Street next Christmas          he has been charged with theft by decep-
                                                 townhouse” on the 0.47-acre site.                 eve and experience a peaceful drive            tion in Freeport on December 2, bur-
                                                 R. J. Grondin & Sons has started the pro-         down our lovely street they will be            glary and theft in Gorham on December
                                                 cess of removing the waste from the former        blessed.                                       19 and burglary in South Portland on
                                                 Plan-It recycling to the landfill in old town.                                                   December 27.
                                                                                                      Jeffrey Darnell Carpenter

2 | Gorham Times | January 19, 2012
  profile                                                                                                Charges                 from   Page 1

                                                                                                         Allen Avenue. Nowlin pulled over                           police, where the elderly woman lived,
                                                                                                         but then got out of the car and ran                        charged him with burglary, robbery,
                                                                                                         off. Officers caught him and arrested                      criminal mischief, obstructing the

Friend’s Corner                                       Jackie Francis
                                                                                                         him. Portland police charged him
                                                                                                         with OUI, driving after license revoca-
                                                                                                         tion for being a habitual offender and
                                                                                                                                                                    report of a crime and assault. Gorham
                                                                                                                                                                    police charged him with robbery and

                                                                                                         refusal to submit to arrest. Scarborough
      hirty-five years ago, Linda Faatz
      decided to hold a small craft fair
      of mostly handmade ornaments
in her home, which at the time, was
located on Robie Street in Gorham. She
re-arranged the living room furniture,
tucked away her children’s toys, set up
some tables and welcomed her friends                                                                         Love low fees?
                                                                                                             The feeling is mutual!
and neighbors through the front door
and had them leave through the back
door with their purchases, as there
was no turning back once you made it
inside. That worked out well for three
years, says Faatz, but “Friend’s Corner”                                                                                                                Current Saco         Average of          Average of
had grown exponentially and needed                                                                                           Fee                        & Biddeford       Competing Banks        Competing
                                                                                                                                                          Savings                               Credit Unions
more space.
   Her parents’ barn on Flaggy Meadow                                    Photo credit Martha T. Harris
                                                                                                                  ATM / Debit Card Rush Order              $25.00                $77.50            $42.50
Road became the new home of Friend’s
Corner Holiday Craft Fair. The 40’ by         Linda Faatz, an avid gardner, and a                                  ACH Origination Overdraft               $25.00                $24.57            $28.00
40’ barn was filled each November             customer discuss one of many plants for
with crafts and wares made by roughly                                                                                    Stop Payment                      $20.00                $24.71            $21.25
60 local, Maine artisans. Loyal cus-          sale at Friend’s Corner, the site of her
tomers sought after unique gift ideas,        family home.
                                                                                                              Overdraft - Paid or Returned per item        $25.00                $29.57            $28.50
from antique glassware and bowls to
homemade teas and jellies. “It had an         family reunion, now in its 75th con-
                                              secutive year, continue to meet each                                   Deposit Item Returned                  $5.00                $9.43             $11.63
old country store feeling and a perfect
place for friend’s to meet and shop,”         year at the family home — all of which
                                              keeps Faatz hopping.                                                    Copy of a Paid Check                  $1.00                $2.80              $3.19
says Faatz. But, after a 35-year run,
will no longer be hosting Holiday and            “I want to continue to share the
                                              gardens in different ways,” says Faatz,
Spring Craft Fairs at the Treworgy
homestead. “It’s time for a change,”          “by focusing on educational classes                            29 out of 30 of our fees are lower than the
explains Faatz, “I’m not closing so
much as I’m changing focus on new
                                              and sharing my discoveries. I love to
                                              share what I learn.” In conjunction                            average of all local banks and credit unions.
creative ventures.”                           with Gorham Adult Education, Faatz, a
                                              passionate gardener and teacher, will                          As a mutual community bank, Saco & Biddeford Savings doesn’t answer
   One thing for sure, Faatz will not be
retiring. She volunteers in her grand-        host and teach a number of classes. Her                        to stockholders, we answer to you. Over 95% of our fees are lower than our
daughter’s classroom every week, shar-        “Fairy Garden Event,” which is popular                         competition*. That’s what being Maine’s oldest bank is all about.
ing her love of gardening. She’s plan-        with adults and children, serves a magi-
                                              cal lunch, tour of the garden, and a con-                      *Fees from 15 competitors within 5 miles of our branch locations.
ning her garden ideas for the future,
cleaning house and constantly organiz-        tainer garden to create and take home
ing. Faatz will continue to “manage” the      for your own backyard.
Treworgy homestead with as many as               “I’d like to thank everyone for
four weddings each year being celebrat-       their loyal support - the many friends
ed among the beautiful apple blossoms         who worked together during the sale                                                                                                BIDDEFORD
and lilac trees. The First Parish Church      events,” says Faatz. “Friend’s Corner                                                                                              WESTBROOK
holds two church services in the gar-         Craft Fairs was something I looked for-
dens each year and the Iris Society of        ward to each year with great pleasure                                                                                              SCARBOROUGH
                                              and hope those who shared in the
Maine holds their annual auction fund-
raiser on the 20-plus acres. What better      events will come to enjoy the family
                                                                                                                                                      SOUTH PORTLAND

place for the Gorham Garden Club to           homestead in many new ways.”                                                       1-877-SACO-BID (722-6243)                       OLD ORCHARD BEACH
meet than Friend’s Corner or for the             To be included on Faatz’s email list
Gorham Chamber Singers to hold their          for a schedule of events happening at
Senior Send-off among the rotund rho-         the Treworgy family home, write to                                                                                       MEMBER FDIC        EQUAL HOUSING LENDER
dodendrons in the spring. Treworgy  

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                                                                                                                                                   Chief Shepard
Writing Contests                                                                                                                                   Reports
for All Ages
                                                                                                                                    he Grand Jury returned the follow-           • Erin Richio, 30, of Gorham was indicted
                                                                                                                                    ing indictments in December and                for hindering apprehension on charges
Pamela turner, Director, Baxter Memorial Library                                                                                    January:                                       brought by Gorham Police Department.
                                                                                                                              • Jacob Knight, 25, of Portland was indict-        • George Souza, 45, of Gorham was indict-

     or over 10 years, the Friends of Baxter                                  The Friends of Baxter Memorial Library            ed for theft and misuse of identification          ed for eluding an officer, reckless con-
     Memorial Library have sponsored                                       enjoy the support of the Gorham School               on charges brought by Gorham Police                duct and driving to endanger on charges
     writing contests. Originally, these con-                              Department, which distributes information            Department.                                        brought by Portland Police Department.
tests were started to highlight the Baxter                                 about Friends of Baxter Memorial Library           • Christopher Shaw, 27, of Portland was            • Jenna Stockwell, 24, of Buxton was
Memorial Library’s place in the community                                  contests throughout the school system.               indicted for possession of scheduled               indicted for possession of scheduled
and to encourage community involve-                                        Their support is very much appreciated.
                                                                                                                                drugs, trafficking in scheduled drugs and          drugs, trafficking in prison contraband
ment in the library. In 2006, the writing                                     Detailed information about the Friends
                                                                                                                                violation conditions of release on charges         on charges brought by Gorham Police
contest program won a Maine Library of                                     of Baxter Memorial Library writing con-
                                                                                                                                brought by Gorham Police Department.               Department.
Excellence Award; cementing its place as a                                 tests may be found at the library or on the
Gorham tradition.                                                          library’s website at        • Shasta McCue, 32, of Gorham was                  • Benjamin Taylor, 23, of Buxton was
   Over the years, the writing contest                                     Any questions may be directed to Library             indicted for criminal OUI, and operating           indicted for negotiating a worthless
has grown significantly and now has cat-                                   Director Pam Turner at 839-5031 or pturn-            beyond license restriction on charges              instrument on charges brought by
egories for students in grades 3-5, middle                                                                brought by Gorham Police Department.               Gorham Police Department.
school, and high school plus a contest for                                                                                    • Michael Morehead, 34, of Gorham was              • Jesse Vickerson, 20, of Freeport was
adults. Community volunteers judge the                                                                                          indicted for robbery on charges brought            indicted for criminal OUI on charges
                                                                                                      Pam Turner holds an
elementary contest and the middle school                                                                                        by Portland Police Department.                     brought by Gorham Police Department.
                                                                                                      MLS from Simmons
contests. Students and faculty of the Stone                                                           College and is active

                                                                                                                              Buyer Beware:
Coast Writers Workshop MFA program at                                                                 in statewide library
USM judge the high school and adult writ-                                                             activities including
ing contests.                                                                                         the Maine Library

                                                                                                                              Chimney Sweep Scam
   The deadline for the 2012 Friends of                                                               Association and
Baxter Memorial Library Writing Contests                                                              the Minerva Library
is March 10, 2012 at 1 p.m.                                                                           Consortium. She may
   Prizes include a variety of gift cards                                                             be reached at the
from area businesses. The prizes are spon-                                 library at 839-5031 or           Compiled by karen DiDonato
sored by the Friends of Baxter Memorial

Library.                                                                                                                           he Maine Attorney General is warning          they are not from Maine, they must have a
                                                                                                                                   homeowners about an out-of-state              state issued registration card. This informa-
                                                                                                                                   door-to-door chimney cleaning scam.           tion must be presented upon request.
                                                                                                                              Typically the scamming company initiates              Door-to-door sellers are required to
                                                                                                                              contact by phone with a homeowner and              provide a contract that includes the seller’s
                                                                                                                              offers a low cost chimney cleaning and             name and address, the date, the terms for
                                                                                                                              safety inspection. Once they arrive, they          the sale or offer, the consumer’s three-day
                                                                                                                              persuade the homeowner that the chim-              right to cancel, the signatures of the seller
                                                                                                                              ney is not safe without a new liner costing        and consumer, and, dependent on the
                                                                                                                              well over $1,000.                                  work to be done, a statement saying the
                                                                                                                                 Door-to-door sales scams not only               work cannot begin until the consumer’s
                                                                                                                              consist of chimney cleaning offers, but            right to cancel has expired. They are also
                                                                                                                              can also include driveway paving, tree-            required upon making a sale to provide a
                                                                                                                              trimming, and other services.                      written receipt showing the state registra-
                                                                                                                                 As a consumer, it is important to know          tion number as well as the seller’s name
                                                                                                                              that door-to-door home repair contractors          and permanent place of business.
                                                                                                                              cannot begin the contracted work for                  If you suspect you have been the victim
                                                                                                                              three days. The three-day right to revoke          of a sales scam or have been contacted by
                                                                                                                              period is to provide consumers with a              a potential scammer, contact the Gorham
                                                                                                                              chance to reconsider decisions to buy ser-         Police Department at 839-5581. For more
                                                                                                                              vices that may have been sold under high-          detailed information, see the Consumer
                                                                                                                              pressure situations.                               Law Guide on the Maine Attorney
                                                                                                                                 Additionally, contractors must be regis-        General’s consumer protection website at
                                                                                                                              tered with the state if they do not have a
                                                                                                                              permanent place of business in Maine. If

Illustration by Douglas Smith

                                                                                                                              New Year Gorham
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                                                                                                                              well received — attendance doubled                expenses minimal, the cost of the eve-
                                                                                                                              over the previous year, the program               ning remained the same as in the past.
                                                                                                                              offered a number of new performers,                  The committee will begin working
                                                                                                                              the dinner was delicious, and the fire-           on next year’s celebration soon. If you
                                                                                                                              works were fabulous. Because many                 would like to be involved or if you
                                                                                                                              generous businesses and individuals               have questions, contact Ginny Wilder
                                                                                                                              sponsored New Year Gorham, and                    Cross at 222- 2248 or vwc@maine.
                                                                                                                              the committee worked hard to keep       

                                                                                                                                                  THE SoCiAL CoNNECTioN—AND THE WiNNER iS…
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4 | Gorham Times | January 19, 2012
PRESuMPSCOT REGIONAL LAND TRuST                                                                                                                                       GARDENING PLEASuRES

Hawkes Property:                                                                                                                                                      The Amaryllis                                          Linda treworgy Faatz

A Beautiful Preserve to                                                                                                                                               M
                                                                                                                                                                               any of us received an amaryllis
                                                                                                                                                                               bulb as a holiday gift or pur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Support with stakes if necessary as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        blooms can be heavy. After the flowers

Enjoy Lightly
                                                                                                                                                                               chased one for our own winter            open, keep the plant out of direct sun-
                                                                                                                                                                      enjoyment. The flowers are stunning               light and away from heat. Temperatures
                                                         tania neuschafer                                                                                             and bright and grow on sturdy stems.              of 55 to 70 degrees work best.
                                                                                                                                                                      They are fast growing so children and                In the late spring, take the pot out-

   f you are looking for a place for                  more appropriate public use. While                                                                              adults alike can enjoy measuring their            side and continue to fertilize over the
   some healthy outdoor recreation                    these measures have helped somewhat,                                                                            growth progress. They take little care            summer months. Stop watering the
   this winter, there is a lot going on at            unauthorized use by motor vehicles                                                                              and can summer over in the garden to              amaryllis in August. Bring it inside
the Hawkes property, which lies adja-                 still continues. PRLT Stewardship                                                                               bloom another year.                               before the first frost. Cut down the foli-
cent to the new Great Falls Elementary                Committee is furthering its outreach                                                                               To ensure success, here’s what you             age and store it in a cool, dark place for
School. This stunning 42-acre wild                    to the community, and may resort to                                                                             need to do: Be sure you have a good-              eight weeks.
land property features multiple trails                installing a gate at the end of Towpath                                                                         sized bulb that is firm and has healthy              Repot the bulb in new potting mix
through dense hemlock forest, and                     Road to deter ATV traffic.                                                                                      roots. Plant it in a snug pot that is just        (no garden soil, please). If, over the
includes a lovely section of the his-                     Because the new elementary school                                                                           slightly larger than the bulb. Be sure to         summer, the bulb has multiplied, the
toric Cumberland & Oxford Canal &                     lies adjacent to the Hawkes Property,                                                                           use a potting mix that you have damp-             babies can be potted in separate pots.
Towpath and over 2,000 feet of front-                 PRLT saw this as a wonderful partner-                                                                           ened. The container must have drainage            Water and thoroughly and begin the
age on the Presumpscot River. It offers               ship opportunity to provide access for                                                                          holes. Nestle the bulb into the center            care cycle outlined above for another
a wealth of wildlife, and is open to                  school greening projects and outdoor                                                                            of the pot. Fill the pot with more soil,          blooming year.
hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country                classrooms. PRLT met with the princi-                                                                           up to the bulb’s shoulders where it
skiers, snow shoers, bird watchers, and               pal and superintendent to discuss the                                                                           tapers inward. The top third of the bulb                             Linda Treworgy Faatz, a
snowmobilers. Or, join members of the                 development of a trail from the school                                                                          should be uncovered. Press the soil                                  passionate gardener for
Presumpscot Regional Land Trust for                   onto the property, along with a kiosk                                                                           down and water well.                                                 many years, lives in her
an outdoor exploration of animal tracks               and interpretive signage. PRLT applied                                                                                                                                               family home at Friend’s
                                                                                                                                                                         After the initial planting, water spar-
and signs on Saturday, February 25 from               for and has now received a grant                                                                                                                                                     Corner and cares for the
                                                                                                                                                                      ingly – only when dry – until growth
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please RSVP by at                  from the Harold Dudley Charitable                                                                                                                                                    extensive Treworgy gar-
                                                                                                                                                                      emerges. Fertilize once a month with a                                Fund through the Maine Community                                                                                                                                                     dens.
   While sightings of moose, deer, otter,             Foundation to further this vision. A trail                                                                      diluted solution of houseplant fertilizer.
beaver and owls have been reported,                   has been scouted and the school has
other types of “wild” occurrences have                approved the installation of a kiosk at
also been noted, including ATV and                    their parking area. Once complete, this
truck use, littering, vandalism of signs,             parking location will likely serve as the                                                                                       The Law Office of Judith Berry, Esq.
and fires. Deep ruts from ATV traffic in              primary entrance to the property. The                                                                                         28 State Street • Gorham, Maine 04038 • (207) 839-7004
one of the primary trails on the Hawkes               new trail will allow students to explore                                                                                                        
Property is not only unappealing and                  wildlife habitat, forest canopy, a section
potentially dangerous to hikers, but also             of the historic Cumberland & Oxford                                                                                                      Conveniently located in Gorham. Offering state wide legal
greatly damages the soil leading to ero-              Canal & Towpath, a pond, as well as                                                                                                      services in the following areas: family law, family building
sion issues and tree damage.                          river frontage.                                                                                                                          including adoption, minor child guardianships, wills, person-
   PRLT has reached out to neighbors                      To become a member or to learn                                                                                                       al injury, tax, contracts, construction law, and business law.
and neighboring businesses, posted                    more, contact
signs and sent press releases to invite               or go to                                                                                                                       Judith M. Berry, Esq. • Christopher M. Berry, Esq.
                                                                                                                                                                        Christopher M. Berry

 These other PRLT properties also make great destinations for outdoor
 winter activities.
 Chessey Property Sebago, 100 acres:
 gambo Property and Shaw Park, 5 acres:
 Little river/rivers Crossing Property, 28 acres:
 Sebago to the Sea trail Section 1 & 2:
 St. Pierre Property, 3 acres:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             January 19, 2012 | Gorham Times | 5
All-State Music Festival Announces                                                                                       GMS Students Explore the
Participants                    Compiled by Stacy Sallinen
                                                                                                                         unseen World
      he Gorham High School Music               University of Maine at Orono.. Under                                     angela gospodarek, gMS teacher and gail Fletcher, SePa coordinator
      Department is proud to announce           the direction of Matt Murray, director of

      that sixteen students have been           vocal music at GHS, and Tim Ebersold,                                          roviding a view into the unseen
selected through a competitive audi-            director of instrumental music at GHS,                                         world, both living and non-living,
tion process to participate in the Maine        students competed against other stu-                                           at the micro-scale and the nano-
Music Educators Association’s All-State         dents from across the entire state. This                                 scale has immense importance in
Music Festival. The Music Festival              is considered to be the highest honor                                    understanding health and disease and is
will take place on May 17-19 at the             for high school musicians in Maine.                                      possible only when using the appropri-
                                                                                                                         ate tools of microscopy. This magnified
                                                                                                                         view employing both light and electron
                                                                                                                         microscopes was available to seventh
                                                                                                                         grade students in Mrs. Gospodarek’s
                                                                                                                         classroom in December, which allowed
                                                                                                                         them to view rod-shaped bacteria,
                                                                                                                         mouth and leg parts of deer ticks, and
                                                                                                                         the pleated body of a tick that expands
                                                                                                                         as it takes its blood meal.
                                                                                                                            A team of SEPA staff members from
                                                                                                                         the University of Southern Maine
                                                                                                                         brought this versatile tool into the
                                                                                                                         classroom. Staff members included Gail
                                                                                                                         Fletcher, a retired biology professor
                                                                                                                         from WNEU and coordinator of the
                                                                                                                         SEPA program at USM; Karen Moulton,
                                                                                                                         a laboratory manager in Duboise
                                                                                                                         Virology and Electron Microscopy
                                                                                                                         Laboratory; and Jeff Gaynor, an electron                              Photo credit Angela Gospodarek

                                                                                              Photo credit Matt Murray
                                                                                                                         microscopist and graduate student in
                                                                                                                         the Duboise Virology Laboratory.            noelle DiBiase, a seventh grade student
Selected for All-State Chorus: Back row, l to r: Josh Plummer, Christian auspland, adam                                     The scanning electron microscope         at gMS, and karen Moulton, a laboratory
Bourgault, Lincoln gray; Middle row, l to r: ellyn touchette, allie Sturgis, eric DeLuca,                                (SEM) with its magnification of 10,000-
                                                                                                                                                                     manager in Duboise Virology and electron
Quincy owens; Front row: Lia Van de krol and Stefanie Farrington. also selected but not                                  fold has a number of advanced features,
pictured is emily Stickney.                                                                                              including computerized operation            Microscopy Laboratory, use a scanning
                                                                                                                         and fully digitized image capture that      electron microscope to explore the differ-
                                                                                                                         make it user-friendly and appropriate       ent bacteria.
                                                                                                                         for classroom observations. Students
                                                                                                                         enjoyed the opportunity to operate the
                                                                                                                         SEM and take a peek into this unseen
                                                                                                                            During the visit from SEPA, stu-         at USM, can be reached at 780-4377 or
                                                                                                                         dents also discussed various microbes
                                                                                                                         and had a chance to collect bacteria           These resources of the “Micro- and
                                                                                                                         samples that will be grown and pho-         Nano-space Explorations of Health and
                                                                                                                         tographed in labs at USM. Photos will       Disease” Science Education Partnership
                                                                                                                         then be returned to students.               Award (SEPA) project at the University
                                                                                                                            More information about the SEPA          of Southern Maine, directed by S.
                                                                                                                         project at USM and the associated pro-      Monroe Duboise, associate professor
                                                                                                                         fessional development opportunities         in the Department of Applied Medical
                                                                                                                         for K-12 teachers can be found at the       Sciences, are funded with a grant from
                                                                                                                         project website, www.nanodiscovery-         the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
                                                                                                                Gail Fletcher, SEPA coordinator
                                                                   Photo credit Matt Murray

Selected for All-State Band: (l to r) Chloe gray, Samuel Fisher,
Michael Sullivan and Justin reyes.
Selected for All-State orchestra: (inset) Clara Stickney.

School Committee Report                                                                                         December 14, 2011 robin Somes

     echnology was the dominant                 manage and maintain. From the web-                                       and demonstrated some of the ways           their curriculum online and make it
     subject of December’s School               site, Crowe demonstrated the “Center                                     technology is being used at Gorham          available to students, who can take les-
     Committee meeting. Technology              Projects” link which offered a list of                                   Middle School. Dawson elaborated on         sons and adjust the speed of their learn-
Director Dennis Crowe presented                 activities and lessons organized by                                      the Monster Match, a program devised        ing. Moodle accommodates online text-
an overview of some of the technol-             Unit and Week. As Crowe showed, the                                      around Halloween that presented a           books and affords a near “paperless”
ogy being used by school staff of the           “Write a Postcard” option guides users                                   collaborative effort between schools        classroom, resulting in significant cost
Elementary schools, Gorham Middle               through components of a postcard as                                      that involved a writing component,          savings. A recent upgrade of the server
School and Gorham High School.                  they create one, which can subsequent-                                   a drawing component, math and               now allows mobile access to Moodle.
Through the Gorham School website,              ly be reviewed, edited and printed.                                      literacy. The middle school and the            LAN School is another management
Crowe provided examples of techno-                 Barb Hauke, a second grade teacher                                    elementary schools took part in the         tool that provides sharing and collabo-
logical tools elementary teachers have          at Village Elementary, created a website                                 program. Utilizing video conferencing,      rating of documents, and allows teach-
developed to provide their students             whereby students create their own                                        participants of one school developed        ers to monitor and to take control of
with alternate and effective methods of         websites, onto which parents can com-                                    a detailed description of a “monster”       students’ machines.
learning.                                       ment. Crowe showed a video clip of                                       incorporating text and math, which             American Studies teacher Jonathon
   Jacqueline Durant-Hawthorne, a               an interview, one of several done by                                     another school, whose participating stu-    Werner and Chemistry teacher Aaron
2nd grade teacher at Narragansett               the students, featuring Aiden, a sec-                                    dents created a drawing of the monster.     Landry, both of Gorham High School,
Elementary, created a wiki that provides        ond grader who interviewed Assistant                                     A collaborative analysis of descriptions    discussed and demonstrated their use of
customized information and interactive          Principal Jodi Mezzanotte.                                               and drawings revealed how close draw-       technology in the classroom.
lessons to her students. Her website               Crowe next introduced Technology                                      ings were to their descriptions.               Werner presented his use of Google
represents a repository of documents            Integrator Terri Dawson and teach-                                           Moodle, an online curriculum deliv-     Apps, which are used to create a web-
and links to other sites that she can           ers Angela Gospodarek, who reported                                      ery system, allows teachers to manage
                                                                                                                                                                                              Continued on NexT Page

6 | Gorham Times | January 19, 2012
Third Grade Raises Money for Pet Oxygen Masks
                                                                                                             Getting to Know Gorham’s
                                                                                                             Assistant Principals
                                                                                                             Compiled by Stacy Sallinen

                                                                                                                   ver the last several issues, the
                                                                                                                   Gorham Times has profiled each
                                                                                                                   of Gorham’s assistant principals.
                                                                                                             This is the fourth of five profiles.

                                                                                                             Jodi Mezzanotte
                                                                                                                As a classroom teacher and admin-
                                                                                                             istrator, there are always stories that
                                                                                                             make everyday important. Particularly
                                                                                                             memorable for Jodi Mezzanotte is when
                                                                                                             a former student came back to share
                                                                                                             the leadership roles he assumed, and
                                                                                                             thanked her for helping him to believe
                                                                                                             in himself. It’s this story, among others,
                                                                                                             that energizes Mezzanotte in her work                                              Photo Credit Stacy Sallinen
                                                                             Photo credit Tammy Oplinger     and career.
                                                                                                                Last year, Mezzanotte became the
Chief Lefebvre of the Gorham Fire Department was presented with a check from stu-                            assistant principal at White Rock and               work promoting increased student
dents from Mrs. McKeen’s and Mrs. oplinger’s third grade classes at narragansett                             Narragansett schools. Currently, she is             engagement and academic instruc-
                                                                                                                                                                 tion, and recently became certified as
elementary School in December. Students raised $240 by collecting bottles and cans to                        the assistant principal at Village, where
                                                                                                             she previously taught third and fifth               a Leadership Coach through Babson
enable the fire department to purchase three pet oxygen kits, each containing different                                                                          College in Massachusetts.
size masks for a felines and canines. these masks are designed to provide supplemental                       grades, as well as having had other roles
                                                                                                             within the district. As assistant princi-              Mezzanotte has an undergraduate
oxygen to animals suffering from respiratory distress and smoke inhalation. Lefebvre was                                                                         degree and initial teaching certifica-
                                                                                                             pal, she is involved with realigning the
excited to receive the generous donation and explained how beneficial the masks can be.                                                                          tion from the University of Maine. She
                                                                                                             science units with the new Parameters
Students were very proud of their efforts.                                                                   of Essential Instruction, as well as                is expected to complete her graduate
                                                                                                             actively participating in school-wide               degree in Educational Leadership in May

Kindness Counts to Animals                                                                                   activities and event planning.                      2012. She holds K-8 teaching certificate,
                                                                                                                Mezzanotte is involved with                      assistant principal certification and
                                                                                                             numerous outside affiliations, service              pending principal certification.
                                                                                                             opportunities and program training                     A Gorham resident for 16 years,
                                                                                                             that bring innovative practice to her               Mezzanotte has a son attending Babson
                                                                                                             work in the district. She serves as a               College and daughter attending Gorham
                                                                                                             member of the advisory board for the                High School. She enjoys spending her
                                                                                                             Finance Authority of Maine; is a State              free time with family and friends, as
                                                                                                             Representative for the Representative               well as skiing with her children.
                                                                                                             Democracy in America, a national proj-                 A rewarding part of Mezzannotte’s
                                                                                                             ect centered on the importance of civic             job is working with a wonderful group
                                                                                                             education; serves on the Board of the               of educators to impact children and
                                                                                                             Rising Sun Programs, a non-profit orga-             education at different levels, and espe-
                                                                                                             nization based in Washington, D.C. that             cially recognizing student growth and
                                                                                                             educates children in aspects of well-               achievement. Challenges of the posi-
                                                                                                             ness; and is a certified Money Coach for            tion are always centered on not having
                                                                                                             Creative Wealth International, a non-               enough time to complete all the things
                                                                                                             profit organization based in California             that she would like to do. Mezzanotte
                                                                                                             that focuses on financial education                 feels fortunate to serve the Gorham
                                                                                                             programs for children. Additionally,                School community and looks forward to
                                                                                                             she is trained in Quantum Teaching                  a wonderful year ahead.
                                                                                                             Methodology, a research-based frame-
                                                                                Photo credit Becky Fortier

Students from Mrs. Rudolph’s second grade class and Mrs. Simpson’s kindergarten
class organized a collection at great Falls elementary School for the animal refuge League.
they were extremely successful and collected many necessary items for a great cause.
                                                                                                              school notes
again, the community at great Falls proves that “kindness counts!”
                                                                                                               The National Honor Society (nHS) is the nation’s premiere organization established to
                                                                                                               recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, nHS serves
                                                                                                               to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship,
School Committee                           from   Previous Page
                                                                                                               leadership, service and character. the honor will be conferred to the following Cheverus
                                                                                                               High School students at an induction ceremony to be held on January 29 in the keegan
based storage area where he can share             notations. With the iPad, notes can be
documents with students. Students                 recorded in such a way that they can                         gymnasium at the school: Mino Para (Cheverus’13), Ian Lawson (Cheverus’13) and
can read the documents and edit or                be used again in other classes where                         trebor Lawton (Cheverus’13).
comment on some, etc. Through this                they appear to be written “live,” with
approach, Werner provides his students            the ability to interrupt at any point. At                    Auditions for the Second Annual Gorham’s Got Talent competition will be held on
with challenging writing and think-               a few hundred dollars, the iPad costs                        Wednesday, February 8 from 2:30-7:30 p.m. in the gorham Middle School auditorium.
ing activities through document-based             a fraction of interactive whiteboards,                       any singer, dancer, band, comedian or performance artist in the larger gorham area
questions (DBQs) to promote advanced              which run into the thousands of dollars.                     is welcome to audition. Please keep in mind this is a family show. the actual competi-
writing skills.                                      In other business, the school com-                        tion will take place on Saturday, March 17. to sign up for auditions, please contact Jeff
   Aaron Landry showed his use of an              mittee voted 7-0 to adopt:                                   Carpenter at or 749-2837.
iPad as an interactive whiteboard in his          • Student Drug and Alcohol Policy,
Chemistry classes. Other interactive              • Drug Free Workplace Policy, and                            The National Geographic Geography Bee for the gorham school district will take place
whiteboard products Landry had tried              • Awarding of High School Diplomas
                                                                                                               on thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. in the gorham Middle School auditorium. the win-
could not discern characters and sym-               for Veterans Policy
bols common in formulas, calculations                                                                          ner will advance to the state finals in april. Please join us for a riveting and entertaining
and equations that comprise most class                                                                         evening. admission is free.

                                                                                                                                                                      January 19, 2012 | Gorham Times | 7
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8 | Gorham Times | January 19, 2012
Third Grade Class Receives Grant for iPads
Shannon Bartash, teacher, great Falls
elementary School

      erlin City Auto Group and its
      Drive for Education Foundation
      awarded $26,500 to eight
K-12 schools throughout Maine in
December. Shannon Bartash’s third
grade class at Great Falls Elementary
School in Gorham was presented with
a check for $3,500 for iPads and educa-
tional apps.
   As part of the application process,
Ms. Bartash’s students each wrote a per-
suasive paragraph explaining to Berlin
City Auto Group what they would do
and how their class would benefit from
the grant money. Michael McPherson,
a representative from Berlin City said
they were so “touched” by the stu-
dents’ eagerness to learn and individual
participation in the application process                                                                                            Photo credit Jane Esty

that they had to present them with the       Students from Ms. Bartash’s third grade class at Great Falls were thrilled to receive a grant
funding.                                     to purchase iPads to enhance classroom learning.
   Students were hard at work during
math class when a phone call interrupt-
ed the lesson. A representative from
Berlin City Auto Group called to share       for the iPads, to teach other classrooms
the excellent news. A loud cheer and
spontaneous “thank you” erupted when
                                             how to use them and pair up with a                                                   Professional Real Estate Consultant
                                             kindergarten classroom as iPad buddies.
they heard the news. During the check        Ms. Bartash’s students plan to show
presentation, the representative shared      their appreciation by providing Berlin                                                      Serving clients in the
that the spontaneous cheer caused her
to “choke up” and reaffirm the decision
                                             City with a presentation, sharing how
                                             the grant enriched their learning and
                                                                                                                                      Gorham area for 25 years with
to support the class efforts.                classroom environment.                                                                       dignity and respect.
   Ms. Bartash had already explored             Ms. Bartash and her class would like
several educational apps on her per-         to express their appreciation to Berlin
sonal iPad to enhance the students’          City for their generous gift and this
educational experience, and found that       opportunity. Companies like Berlin City
the interactive apps were making a           Auto Group allow teachers, including
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Classroom Turned Storage Space
on a snowy January day, a crew moved
a former portable classroom from Village
                                                                                                        Helping friends and neighbors                                         Paul and Jan Willis

School to its new location on Libby                                                                     in Real Estate for over 30 years.
avenue. the portable is about 24 feet wide
                                                                                                        Immaculate open concept free standing condo
– about the distance between the tele-                                                                  with large kitchen/dining area and front to back
phone poles on one side of the road and                                                                 living room. $225,000
mailboxes on the other. During transport,
crews stopped to cut back tree branches                                                                                                        gorham Con
so as to avoid damage to the portable. the
new owner plans to use it for now as stor-
age space.

                                                                             Photo credit Sheri Faber
                                                                                                               Willis Real Estate
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                                                                                                                                                             January 19, 2012 | Gorham Times | 9

Indoor Track Star Sets                                                                          GHS Winter Sports Highlights
Records in Multiple Events                                                                      Compiled by Jeff Pike

                                                                                                Girls’ Swimming: as a first-year pro-            Boys’ Track: Several members of the team
Jeff Pike                                                                                       gram, the rams won their first meet              have qualified for the State Meet: Seniors
                                                                                                ever December 16 with a 95-53 win over           ryan Baillargeon (55 and 200 meters), nate
                                                                                                Westbrook. Leading the way were multi-           Bucknell (400 meters and 800 meters),
                                                                                                event winners Lindsey thomsen (200               Brandon Cushman (400 meters), nate
                                                                                                freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle       gervais (2 mile), and Jesse orach (800
                                                                                                relay), ashley Clark (200 individual medley,     meters, 1 and 2mile); Juniors alex Johnson
                                                                                                500 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay), and      (pole vault), troy Lambert (pole vault), Matt
                                                                                                Meagan thomsen (100 freestyle, 400 free-         Mckenney (55 meters), Julian nijkamp (55
                                                                                                style relay). Lindsey and Meagan thomsen         hurdles); Sophomores austin Bell (200 and
                                                                                                as well as Clark all also won two individual     400 meters), travis grant, (55 hurdles, long
                                                                                                events and participated on a winning relay       jump); Freshman Jon gray (400 meters).
                                                                                                team as the rams defeated Scarborough,
                                                                                                                                                 Girls’ Track: Members who have qualified
                                                                                                90-86, on December 22.
                                                                                                                                                 for the state meet include Sarah Perkins
                                                                                                Boys’ Swimming: as was the case with             (55 hurdles, 55 meters, 200 meters, high
                                                                                                the girls’ team, the boys’ team also won         jump), Patty Smith (shot put), Hannah
                                                                                                its first meet ever on December 16, defeat-      Southard (triple jump), Deireann Stillson
                                                                                                ing Westbrook 53-44. Multi-event winners         (400 meters) and Sophia Swiatek (pole
                                                                                                included timmer Sposato (200 freestyle,          vault). During a January 14 multi-team
                                                                                                100 backstroke, 200 freestyle relay, 400         meet at uSM, Southard set a school and
                                                                                                freestyle relay), tim Smith (50 freestyle,       SMaa conference record in the triple jump
                                              Photos credit Rich Obrey
                                                                                                100 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 400 free-    with a 32’ 2.5” jump.
GHS senior Sarah Perkins competes in the 400 meter                                              style relay), Max Storer (200 freestyle relay,
                                                                                                                                                 Skiing: Marissa roberts placed second in
run (right) and high jump (above) January 14 in a                                               400 freestyle relay), and Caleb goodall (200
                                                                                                                                                 the SMaa giant slalom meet January 6 at
multi-team at uSM. Despite this being the first time                                            freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay).
                                                                                                                                                 Shawnee Peak with a time of 40.59.
Perkins competed in the 400 meters, she set a school
                                                                                                Boys’ Hockey: rams among the confer-
and SMaa conference record with a time of 59.22.                                                                                                 Girls’ Hockey: the rams earned their first
                                                                                                ence scoring leaders at press time included
Perkins set a school and SMaa conference record in                                                                                               win of the season December 21 with a 5-4
                                                                                                Chris Hardy and Spence Cowand, both
the high jump earlier this season with a jump of 5 feet,                                                                                         win over Biddeford led by two goals each
                                                                                                with eight goals and four assists. Justin
2 inches, and she also set records this season in the                                                                                            from Mckenzie Collins and Charlotte Smith.
                                                                                                Broy is among the leading goalies with
55-meter hurdles and the 200 meters. She is also one
                                                                                                a 2.86 goals-against-average and a 91%           20 Point Basketball Scorers: kristen ross
of the top performers in the state in the 55-meter dash.
                                                                                                save percentage. the team was ranked             scored 28 and 24 in back-to-back games
                                                                                                seventh in Western Maine Class a with a          December 27 and 30 as the girls’ basketball

       HS senior Sarah Perkins is off to a          track during elementary school, taking      3-4 record. recent heartbreaking losses          team defeated Bonny eagle and Portland.
       blazing start for the girls’ indoor          part in summer programs. She continued      included two overtime defeats to top-ranked      For the boys’ team, Carter Bowers scored
       track team. She has already set              competing during middle school and          Scarborough and fourth-ranked kennebunk.         20 points in a December 19 in a loss to
records in four events this season and              started doing outdoor track as freshman.                                                     kennebunk.

                                                                                                in the zone
has her sights on placing high in three             She went out for indoor track as a junior
events at the State Meet—with hopes of              after competing in basketball her first
also placing high at one or two events              two years of high school. She says she
in the New England championships in                 was able to raise her performance to a
February. Here are records Perkins has              higher level last year as a junior when
                                                                                                Former GHS Star overcomes Four Knee              Hot Shots Champions: the gorham rec
set thus far during the current indoor              competing in the State Meet and New         operations: Despite suffering from three         Department held its Hot Shots basketball
track season:                                       England events against tough competi-       torn aCLs in her left knee and one torn aCL      shooting competition December 28 and
• 55 meter hurdles: 8.54 seconds, a                 tion. This year she has improved her        in her right knee over the course of her         crowned several champions: Lucia reidy
  GHS school record. She also holds                 performance by taking a yoga program,       high school and college sports career, gHS       (girls age 9-10), Michelle rowe (girls
  the SMAA conference record at 8.60                which has improved her flexibility.         graduate rachele Burns (Class of 2009) has       11-12), nick Strout (Boys 9-10), kyle king
  seconds.                                             “Sarah has been a very talented ath-     recently made it all the way back to appear      (Boys 11-12) and Cam Holmes (Boys
• High Jump: 5 feet-2 inches, a GHS                 lete throughout her career, but her         in games this season for the university of       13-14). each winner will participate in a
                                                                                                Maine at orono women’s basketball team.          regional competition February 21 at the South
  school record and an SMAA confer-                 flexibility through yoga has improved       at press time, Burns had appeared in four of     Portland Community Center.
  ence record.                                      her performance greatly this year,” said    the team’s 16 games and was shooting 50%
• 200 meters: 26.59, an SMAA confer-                John Caterina, the GHS head coach           from beyond the three-point line.                Marathoner with Gorham Ties Qualifies for
  ence record.                                      for indoor and outdoor track. “She has                                                       olympics: Shalane Flanagan won the olympic
• 400 meters: 59.22, a school and                   worked real hard, and her improved          Youth Race Car Driver Complete Successful        trials Marathon in Houston on January 14,
                                                                                                Season: 15-year-old Sulo Burbank enjoyed a       setting a new trials record of 2:25:38. With
  conference record                                 flexibility has particularly helped in      successful season at Canaan Motor Speedway       this effort, Flanagan will represent uSa in the
   In addition to the records that                  hurdles and the high jump.”                 and Lee Motor Speedway, both in new              London olympics this summer. Flanagan is
Perkins has set, she has also shown her                Caterina added that Perkins is also      Hampshire. at the end of the season, Burbank     the step-daughter of John treworgy, niece of
versatility by performing well in other             more focused this year. “As one of the      received the rookie of the Year award in the     gorham times photographer Martha t. Harris,
events including the 55-meter dash, the             captains, she is a great leader and helps   Papa Z’s Pro Stock series. Burbank finished      niece of gorham times writer Linda Faatz,
400-meters and the long jump. Looking               her teammates with agility and core         third in points out of the twenty-two drivers    cousin of Jen Banks and family, and cousin of
ahead to the states, she thinks she can             strengthening. She takes captaincy very     in the Papa Z Pro Stocks. of the twenty-seven    nathan Fates and family – all of gorham.
                                                                                                drivers in the Pro Stock uSa Six Pack series,
do well in the 55-meter hurdles, the                seriously and helps carry the team—         he finished fourth in points.
55-meter dash, the 200-meters and the               Sarah has a great combination of talent

                                                                                                sports Etc.
high jump. But per state meet rules,                and the ability to interact personably
she will be allowed to compete in only              with teammates.”
three events. Perkins is the defending                 Looking ahead to the spring outdoor
state champion in the 55-meter hurdles              track season, Perkins plans to compete
for indoor track and the 100-meter                  in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles, the       Ed Shepard Memorial 5K Road Race will            ers are currently looking for sponsors to
hurdles for outdoor track.                          200-meter dash and the high jump.           take place June 24, 9:00 a.m., starting and      help attract leading runners from the area.
   She is currently battling a hip flexor           She also has aspirations of competing       finishing at the Baxter Memorial Library.        those organizations wishing to contribute
injury that is not keeping her out of               in track at the college level and is cur-   the event will raise funds for the gorham        can mail donations to gorham D.a.r.e.,
events but is causing some discomfort.              rently considering several colleges that    D.a.r.e program and honors one of                270 Main Street, gorham, Me 04038 or
“The adrenaline I feel during meets helps           she might attend.                           gorham’s greatest runners—ed Shepard,            contact Mark Sanborn at 318-1737 or Paul
me overcome any pain or fatigue that I                 “Most likely I will do hurdles in        the father of current gorham Chief of            Dubay at 939-7746. registration cost to
feel, and my hip is better now than in the          college as that has been my strongest
                                                                                                Police, ron Shepard. ed Shepard was a            run is $15 in advance and $20 the day
beginning of the season,” Perkins said. “It         event overall,” Perkins predicted. “But
                                                                                                pioneer in Maine running, winning many           of race. to register, contact Mike towle
impacts me most in the hurdles.”                    I’m also open to see how I do in other
                                                                                                road races throughout new england during         at 839-2376—the first 50 to register will
   Perkins first began competing in                 events.”
                                                                                                his prime running years. race organiz-           receive a t-shirt.

10 | Gorham Times | January 19, 2012
GHS Hall of Fame Committee                                                              Upcoming GHS Varsity Sports Line-Up
Now Accepting Nominations                                                               Friday, January 20
                                                                                        4:30 p.m. Boys’ Skiing Multi-team event @ Shawnee Peak

     he GHS Hall of Fame committee will accept nominations for 2012 inductions          4:30 p.m. girls’ Skiing Multi-team event @ Shawnee Peak
     up until February 28. Applications are available by contacting athletic director   7:00 p.m. Boys’ Basketball @ South Portland HS
     Tim Spear at the high school or by mailing him at GHS Athletic Director Office,    7:00 p.m. girls’ Basketball vs. South Portland @gHS
41 Morrill Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038. Athletes who graduated in 2002 or any
year prior to 2002 can be considered for induction. Below is a list of past athletes,   Saturday, January 21
coaches and contributors who have been inducted. Athletes appear with their year        12:30 p.m. girls’ track Multi-team event @ uSM
of graduation.                                                                          2:20 p.m. girls’ Hockey vs. Cape elizabeth @ Cumberland County Civic Center
                                                                                        time tBD Boys’ track Multi-team event @ uSM
Dwight Webb 1932                             Doug kratzer 1982
Frances Huse Boothby 1932                    Carol Philbrick Petersen 1982              All games subject to change. For up-to-date schedules of all GHS sports teams,
Vincent Johnson 1945                         alison kent Briggs 1983                    visit
Harry true 1945                              Lori Broadhurst 1984
ron Boothby 1963                             Lisa kent 1985
ken knapton 1963                             nancy Philbrick 1986
Walter ridlon 1963                           Chris Davis 1987
Barry Belyea 1964
robert gould 1965
                                             kelly Frazier adams 1989
                                             Jay Fogg 1991
                                                                                        Upcoming Sports Events
Marty Magnusson 1966                         Julie Plant 1996                           at the USM Gorham Campus
art Boothby 1969                             Michael Burke 1996
John emerson 1969                            Michael owens 1996                         Friday, January 20
James Philbrick 1973                         Michele Plant 1996                         4:00 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs. St. anselm
Mark Woodbrey 1971                           alexis riseman 1996                        7:00 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Castleton
ted Woodbrey 1973                            Paul nicely 1998
ed Quinlan 1974                              Carla Flaherty 1999                        Saturday, January 21
Cynthia S. gray 1976                         noel Beagle 2000                           1:00 p.m. Women’s Hockey vs. uMass.-Boston
Janet Hoskins 1978                           t.J. McLeod 2000                           1:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. eastern Connecticut
Bobby Dale Philbrick 1978                    Jennifer Durgin Judge 2001                 3:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. eastern Connecticut
Carol Lachance 1979                          Dean evans-Coach/athletic Director         4:00 p.m. Men’s Hockey vs. Skidmore
karen Butterfield 1980                       Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Herrick-
e. Betsy Hardy 1980                          Contributors                               All games subject to change. For up-to-date schedules of all USM sports teams, visit
Julie runnells Mcgrew 1980                   Bonnie titcomb Lewis-Coach       
kelly Butterfield 1981                       angelo Sotiropoulous-Contributor
Brad Wise 1981                               kevin Jenkins-Coach

                                                                                                                                          January 19, 2012 | Gorham Times | 11

                                                                                                                                    Anthony and Patty Alfiero have been selected as winners
                                                                                                                                    of a 51” flat-screen HD tV courtesy of gorham realtor
Ashlee Marie Sawyer and Jarrod James                                                                                                Demetria Chadbourne. alfiero learned that he had been
Maxfield were married on December 2,             Ten-year old Jacob Cook donated his birthday money – a $250 check – to             selected for the prize from a friend’s posting on Facebook
2011 at the atlantis resort on Paradise          the Center for grieving Children in Portland, which makes him the young-           as he returned home from participating in the 2012 Lobster
Island in the Bahamas. the bride is the          est sponsor of the Center’s 25th anniversary auction and gala on Friday,           Dip to raise money for the Maine Special olympics.
daughter of Harvey and kathleen Sawyer of        February 3. L-r: Destiny Cook, co-chair and Jacob’s mom; anne Lynch,
gorham and the groom is the son of Leon          director at the Center; Jacob Cook; and Scott Whytock, co-chair.
and tricia Foster of Sarasota, Florida. the
newlyweds reside in Windham, Maine with
their two dogs, oliver and Samson.               Michael Walsh to Specialist with the 224th        to register call Jessica LeBlanc at 800-400-     The newly opened Lakes Region Senior
                                                 aviation unit.                                    6325, ext. 583 or 396-6583.                      Center (LRSC), located off rt. 202 at the old
                                                                                                                                                    Little Falls School, encourages seniors in the
                                                 John Brewer, D.o., has joined Mercy               The next Gorham Business Exchange meet-          greater gorham area, to stop by and check
                                                 Hospital’s gorham Crossing facility as a          ing will be held on thursday, Jan. 19 from       out the facilities and on-going activities. open
DEAN’S LIST                                      primary care provider, specializing in family     5:30 to 7 p.m. at gorham Savings Bank, 10        Monday thru thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for
                                                 practice medicine.                                Wentworth Dr., gorham. Jesse Coleman,            coffee/tea and great conversation. activities
Maureen Clements received Dean’s List
                                                                                                   owner of My-FIt-24, will speak on the topic      include card games, knitting, cribbage, exer-
Honors from Johnson and Wales university         gorham residents Christopher King and Paul        “Healthy Workers, Healthy Bottom Line.”          cising, scrapbooking, movies and more. FMI,
for the first trimester. Clements, who is        ottoson joined Wells Fargo Home Mortgage          a dinner will be catered by thatcher’s  or call LSrC
majoring in culinary arts with a concentra-      as Home Mortgage Consultants. king was            restaurant and Sports Pub. FMI or to regis-      president glen Lynds at 310-0311.
tion in nutrition, is the daughter of Mark and   most recently with Cumberland County              ter:
Peggy Clements.                                  Mortgage and ottoson was with embrace                                                              Gorham Republican Caucus will be held on
                                                 Home Loans.                                       The Gorham Founders’ Festival will be held       Saturday, February 4 from noon to 2:00 p.m.
Amy Linscott (gHS ‘11) has been named
                                                                                                   on May 25 and 26 of this year. If interested     at the gorham town Hall Council Chambers.
to the Dean’s List at the university of new      There will be a FREE Roast Turkey                 in sponsoring an event, contact fundraising
Haven in new Haven, Ct for the fall 2011         Community Dinner in the Fellowship Hall           chair Mary Mercier at mmercier@maine.            PRLT will hold an Animal Tracks and Signs
semester.                                        at the First Parish Congregational Church in the committee is looking for vendors     Walk on Saturday, February 25 from 10 a.m.
                                                 gorham on Monday, Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m.            for the two-day festival. If interested, write   to 12 p.m. at the Hawkes Property adjacent
Carly Perkins (gHS ‘11) has been named
                                                 all are welcome. Sponsored by the gorham          Darryl Wright at vendor@gorhamfoundersfes-       to to great Falls elementary School. rSVP at
to the Dean’s List at Providence College in
                                                 ecumenical Council.                                                  
Providence, rI for the fall 2011 semester.
                                                 The Gorham Clothes Closet located at the          The Presumpscot Regional Land Trust will
Emily Plowman (gHS
                                                 Little Falls activity Center, 40 acorn St. (off
‘08) earned academic
                                                 rt. 202), will be open the first Saturday of
                                                                                                   sponsor a Snowshoe Hike on the Chessey           uSM NOTES
honors for the fall                                                                                Property in Sebago on Saturday, Jan. 28
                                                 each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the         from 10 a.m. – noon, featuring Brown’s           USM School of Music faculty member and
trimester at Lawrence
                                                 second Wednesday of each month from 6             Pond. rSVP to              trombonist, Brian Diehl, accompanied by
academy in groton,
                                                 to 8 p.m. FMI, 839-3104 or rhondasawyer@                                                           pianist Sanae kanda, will perform “Favorite
Ma. She is the
                                                                             Get your car detailed! the gorham                Works, a La Cart,” as part of the Spotlight
daughter of Bonny and
                                                                                                   High School Softball team will sponsor a         Concert Series on Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
Steven Plowman.                                  Baxter Memorial Library will host a new           “Complete Interior Detail” cleaning of your      in Corthell Concert Hall, uSM gorham.
                                                 “girl’s Point of View Book Club” with the first   car for $25 on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m.     $15/$10/$5 FMI, 780-5555.
                                                 organizational meeting on Monday, Feb. 6 at
OF INTEREST                                      6 p.m. Book titles and a regular meeting day
                                                                                                   - 1 p.m. at the great Falls elementary School.
                                                                                                                                                    Representatives of Stantec and the
                                                                                                   tickets sold by gHS softball parents and on
the Maine national army guard promoted           and time will be discussed. the club will offer   location. FMI, Dennis Crowe, 222-1005.           University of Southern Maine gathered
Chelsea Marcantonio to the rank of PV2;          girls of all reading levels a chance to delve                                                      recently in uSM’s John Mitchell Center,
she will be with the 133rd Forward Support       into contemporary fiction that focuses on         Calling all vendors! Registration is now         gorham, to celebrate the completion of a
Company. additionally Jared gowen was pro-       issues they face today. FMI, visit www.maine-     open for Gorham Business Exchange’s 15th         $100,000 pledge from Stantec that supported
moted to PFC; he will be with Detachment 1, or call kathy Stevens at 222-1190     Annual Marketplace to be held on Saturday,       construction of a computer-aided design lab.
262nd engineer Company.                          or                             Mar. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at uSM’s
                                                                                                   Costello Field House. register early and save
Emily Robbins (gHS ‘00) graduated                The Southern Maine Agency on Aging will           money on reduced booth fees and be includ-       CLOSE TO HOME
from east tennessee State university in          hold a Living Well for Better Health Workshop     ed in pre-show publicity. Marketplace 2012
December with a Bachelor of Social Science       on Mondays, Jan. 30 thru Mar. 12 from             will showcase quality products and services      Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church
in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is         9 – 11:30 a.m. at the gorham recreation           available in the gorham area. FMI, 892-5515      (810 Main St.) will hold a Community Meal
the daughter of the late kathleen robbins        Department building (behind Baxter Library).      or visit                 on Jan 19 at 12 noon. $4. FMI, 854-9157.
and late Peter robbins and granddaughter of
Beatrice Straw of gorham. emily secured a
job with ameriCorps VISta for a year, where
she will be a Family Service Coordinator.

Capt. Aaron J. Dombroski, home from
afghanistan and recently honored at a Bruins/
Canadiens hockey game in Boston, spent the
holidays in gorham with his wife, Meghann
(Foley) Dombroski (gHS ‘02).

the Maine national army guard of
Cumberland County promoted gorham resi-
dents Matthew Strom to Specialist with the
133rd Forward Support Company unit and

12 | Gorham Times | January 19, 2012
Boy Scouts Earn Special Award
  tom Bahun

                                                                               Photo credit Tom Bahun

       uring a weekend camping and hiking trip to Acadia National Park, Gorham
       Boy Scouts from Troop 73 cleared brush and leaves from the park’s historic
       Carriage Roads. This was part of a coordinated community service project
with the Friends of Acadia and 11 other Maine Boy Scout troops. In addition, the
scouts learned the history of the Carriage Roads – a 45-mile network of rustic
roads donated by philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. The weekend camping
trip, service project and historic lesson qualified the scouts to earn the Boy Scouts
of America’s Historic Trails Award. Pictured from left to right are: Matt Southard,
Jesse Southard, Kyle Grass, Mark McShane III, Dan Bahun, Adam Harrington and
Parker Lane. Adult leaders not pictured are Scott Nystrom, Shawn Harrington, Mark
McShane II and Tom Bahun.

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Several Boy Scouts troops from around Gorham teamed up to scout for food, collecting
over 700 food items to help fill Christmas baskets for the gorham Food Pantry. In addi-                     and learn the safe and natural
tion, the scouts collected money to purchase Hannaford gift cards, which in turn will be
used to purchase fresh fruit for the baskets. Scouting for food are (front row) tom Bahun                   solutions to your health problems
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                                                                                                                                             Courtesy of the Gorham Police Department

                                                                                                21 and Over Means Years, not Months
                                                                                                     School Street caller reported that there was a parent who had a toddler with
                                                                                                                                    them at the bar.

                                                                                                Gray Road caller reported a subject at       Tink Drive caller reported that an indi-
                                                                                                the store the previous evening who tried     vidual was out of control.
                                                                                                to pass bad checks and stole lottery
                                                                                                tickets.                                     Huston Road caller reported that a male
                                                                                                                                             and female were canvassing the area say-
                                                                                                Maple Ridge Road caller reported that        ing they do home repairs and were very
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 friday, 1/20, 7:00pm                                                                           Van Vliet Drive caller reported that they
                                                                                                                                             Barstow Road caller requested to speak
                                                                                                                                             with an officer regarding a hunter that
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                                                                                                ichabod Lane caller reported they had
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 $1 Hot Dogs!                                                                                   and later learned that they were stolen.     with four horses that were loose.

                                                                                                North Gorham Road caller requested to        Queen Street caller requested to speak
                                                                                                speak with an officer regarding a fraud      with an officer regarding their house that
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                                                                                              iRiSH CLEANiNG LADY looking for                         Mattress Set - $150 Brand name - Brand
• Gorham Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m. Located          day.
                                                                                              some new jobs. I really enjoy cleaning.                 new. FMI, 591-4927.
  in St. anne’s Catholic Church parking lot.   MoNDAY, JAN. 30                                good ref. Free estimates. Call Candy
• Blood-Pressure Clinic, 10 a.m., Lakes        • Play Cribbage, all levels, 9:30 a.m.,        Leavitt, 839-2368.
  region Senior Center, 40 acorn St.,            LrSC (Senior Center), off rt. 202 (old                                                               LoST: Silver bracelet with black stone
                                                                                              24/7 PET SiTTiNG for dogs less than 40                  hearts. Magnetic clasp. Sentimental value.
  gorham. (off rt. 202). Free. FMI,              Little Falls School).                        pounds. no crates here! Dog walks too. Call             839-2819.                          TUESDAY, JAN. 31                               Lorie at 838-0132 or visit www.petsittingin-
MoNDAY, JAN. 23                                • Learn to Knit/Needlework, 10 a.m., LRSC
• Food & Fellowship Ecumenical Meal              (Senior Center), off rt. 202 (old Little
  Program, Windham Hill uCC, 140                 Falls School).                                            Classified ads are $5 for 15 words, plus an additional $1 for each extra 5 words.
  Windham Center rd, Windham.                  • Gorham Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m.,                           Ads can be boxed for additional $2. E-mail ad to
  everyone welcome. FMI, 892-3769.               First Parish Church. Linda Frinsko will
TUESDAY, JAN. 24                                 present a program on forcing bulbs.
• Learn to Knit/Prayer Shawls, 10 a.m.,          Pubic is welcome.
  LrSC (Senior Center), off rt. 202 (old       WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1
  Little Falls School).                        • Toddlers in the Library, 10-10:30 a.m.,         Maine Optometry, P.A is
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25                               no. gorham Public Library. FMI, 892-            looking for our next family member.
• Toddlers in the Library, 10-10:30 a.m.,        2575.
  no. gorham Public Library. FMI, 892-         • Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1-2:30             If you are friendly, self-motivating, thorough and quick, please apply.
  2575.                                          p.m., St. anne’s Catholic Church. all are
                                                                                                 the position will entail several duties, so flexibility is crucial.
• Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1-2:30            welcome. FMI, 839-4857.
  p.m., St. anne’s Catholic Church. all are    • Senior Community Meal, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,          Clerical and phone skills are needed and a personable/
  welcome. FMI, 839-4857.                        St. anne’s Catholic Church, $3.50. FMI,         pleasing personality is required.
• Senior Community Meal, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,         839-4857.
  St. anne’s Catholic Church, $3.50. FMI,      THURSDAY, FEB. 2                                  Contact:
  839-4857.                                    • Baby & Me, ages 0-18 mos., Baxter               Nik Littlefield
• Scrapbooking, 1 p.m. LRSC (Senior              Library. 9:30 a.m.                              (207)729-8474
  Center), off rt. 202 (old Little Falls       • Toddler Time, ages 18-36 mos., Baxter 
  School).                                       Library. 10 a.m.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26                              • Baxter Library Sewing Group, 2:30-4:30
• Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds, 10-11 a.m.,        p.m.
  no. gorham Public Library. Stories,

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   The Gorham Ecumenical Food Pantry is open every                                                                                         Gorham Primary Care P C
  Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m., the second Wednesday of
                                                                                                                                               130 Main Street • Gorham, ME 04038
 the month from 6 to 7 p.m., and the third Monday of the                                                                                                 207-839-5551
     month from 6 to 7 p.m. open to anyone in need                                                                                                       Adult Primary Care
   of food. The Pantry is located at 299 B Main Street                                                                                                 New Patients Welcome
   in the Saint Anne’s Church parking lot (across from                                                                                            accepting: MaineCare, Medicare, etc.
                                                                                                                                              Discount available for cash at time of service
            Narragansett Elementary School).
                                                                                                                                                office Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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usm                                 Theatre                          2011-2012 season

                  This first-ever Actors’ Lab Series highlights
                    the most important element of theatre:
                              the art of the actor.

    February 2–5
    February 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
    February 4 at 2:00 p.m./February 5 at 5:00 p.m.
    All shows performed at Russell Hall, Gorham, ME

    or call the box office at 207-780-5151, TTY 780-5646.
    Free evening parking on campus in student or faculty lots.

Publication: Gorham Times
Date to run and deadline: TBD (show date Feb 2-5)
          4 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches (14 column inches)
Ad size: “For me, medicine has always been about the patient. Respect, listening,
        education, Gorham and empathy, are some of the most important tools
Cost: Trade with friendship, Times
                   in my doctor bag that I will continue to use to serve our community.”

                                              John Brewer, D.O.
      Now a member of the Mercy Gorham Crossing care community.

            The story of clinically excellent
            compassionate care at Mercy continues.
                 Dr. Brewer earned his medical degree from the Kansas City
              College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency
                  in Family Practice at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine in
               Portland after which he opened a private practice in Gorham.
                 Dr. Brewer is Board Certified in Family Practice, has been a
                  Clinical Faculty member at the University of New England
             College of Osteopathic Medicine since 1986, and has served as
                             President of the Maine Osteopathic Association.

                                                       For more information or to schedule an
                                                           appointment please call 535-1400.


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