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Volume 19 n umber 7 Gorham, Maine April 11, 2013
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Used Car Lot Gary Irving: Hiding in Plain Sight
Planned for By Sheri FaBer
Lower Main St. Staff Writer
Much has been written about Gary
By Sheri FaBer (Gregg) Irving, now 52, who fled
Staff Writer Massachusetts 35 years ago after being
convicted of three rapes that took place
Abdul Ali (doing business as 6 Oxford in the towns of Cohasset, Weymouth and
St. LLC) purchased the lot on Lower Main Holbrook in the summer of 1978. Irving
Street near Crockett Furniture and the parked his car, hid in the bushes and, as
main entrance to the Industrial Park. Ali women walked by, pulled them into the
plans to open Jhsso Auto Sales at the site. bushes and assaulted them at knifepoint.
The building on the site was torn down One of the victims saw a blue and white Photo courtesy of Georgia Humphrey, GoCAT
and a new building with the same foot- graduation tassel on the rearview mirror
print is planned. The town approved the and then picked Irving out from a photo Sgt. Michael nault and lt. Christopher
project for a used car lot after review by in the Rockland High School yearbook. In Sanborn (far right) stand with Maine State
the town’s Site Plan Review Committee; 1979 he was convicted of the three rapes Police officers at a press conference about
however because the State of Maine as well as charges of kidnapping and Photo courtesy of Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office the arrest of Gary (Gregg) irving.
requires a used car sales lot to have no unnatural acts. Irving, whose father was
less than 5,000 sq. ft for the “exclusive an auxiliary police offer, was released on be “very responsive and professional, and there had been a 911 hang up call at this
display of vehicles offered for sale,” Ali bail during the trial. The judge allowed pleasant to deal with.” He described him- address. Irving was at home watching
ran into a problem. According to Zoning Irving to go home to get his affairs in self as “absolutely shocked” to learn about TV and baking a cake. Brown recog-
Administrator David Galbraith, the state order before returning for sentencing. He Irving’s past. Gorham Police only had nized Irving from the photo he had been
has almost 50 pages of requirements for never returned. contact with the Irvings when his wife shown and asked Brown to step out onto
the sale of used cars. Galbraith and Bill Irving changed his name from Gary to was a victim of identity theft in 2006. His the porch to talk. At first, Irving denied
Walsh of Walsh Engineering Associates, Gregg (his brother’s name), and used a family had no idea about his past history. who he was but after officers found sur-
an engineer hired by Ali, are working on different date of birth and Social Security Over the years Irving’s case was gical scars from childhood open heart
potential changes to the site in an attempt number but otherwise did not appear to featured on various television shows surgery, he admitted he was Gregg Irving
to meet the state’s standards. The lot will do much to hide his identity. Irving and including America’s Most Wanted, and asked officers “How did you find
need to be approved by the state in addi- Bonnie Messenger were married in the Unsolved Mysteries, and Real Stories of me?” Fingerprinting at the Cumberland
tion to the approvals already received First Parish Congregational Church 32 the Highway Patrol. He has been on the County Jail confirmed his identity.
from the town. years ago and they lived in her mother’s Massachusetts State Police Top 10 Most The Massachusetts State Police Violent
house on South Street. Bonnie Irving now Wanted list for many years. Fugitive Apprehension Section has since
owns the house. Neighbors described the A disgruntled family member appears identified Gregg Irving as Gary Irving.
Gorham Still Irvings as a pleasant family who helped
with snow removal. The Irvings raised a
son and a daughter, both of whom gradu-
to have been the one who notified
authorities of Irving’s whereabouts.
He also provided police with a rea-
Irving now faces additional charges as
a convicted felon in possession of guns
as officers found 10 guns–including two
Discussing ated from Gorham High School. Irving
now has a young granddaughter as well.
sonably current photo of Irving. The
Massachusetts State Police Violent
sawed off shotguns–in the house. He
used one for hunting and a family friend
All-Day For the past 20 years, Irving has worked
for a company that installs wiring for
business and government offices. A local
Fugitive Apprehension Section contacted
the Maine State Police who notified the
Gorham Police Department.
had given the others to him.
With this arrest, police obtained
Irving’s DNA and the Maine State Police
Kindergarten businessman who had business dealings
with Irving over the years found him to
On March 27th, Officer Michael
Brown knocked on Irving’s door, saying
are reviewing a variety of unsolved cases
to see if he may be linked to any of them.
By Stacy Sallinen
The committee exploring the possibil-
District Attorney Declines to Prosecute
ity of implementing an all-day kindergar-
ten (ADK) program in Gorham presented
its final report to the School Committee
Woman for Filing False Report
at the end of March. After many hours of
research and discussion, the committee By Sheri FaBer misdemeanor charges against Welsh for Dana Thompson noted the case was
Staff Writer having filed a false police report. investigated extensively. He said the
recommended the district not expand
District Attorney Stephanie Anderson community was concerned about the
its current half-day program to an all-day
In December 2012, Rachael Welsh, noted that there “just isn’t any cred- assault and that filing charges against
program at this time.
22, of Gorham reported two unknown ible evidence that the assault, as she Welsh helped the community to know
Dennis Libby, chairman of the ADK
men in a pickup truck tried to abduct described it, occurred.” Anderson there was no cause for concern.
committee and also a member of the
and assault in the vicinity of Rt. 202 added, “It’s just very difficult to prove Welsh was put on paid administra-
School Committee, recognized that ADK
and Libby Avenue. Welsh was treated beyond a reasonable doubt that some- tive leave from her job as a firefighter
was passionate topic. “People have differ-
for minor injuries. Police investigated thing did not happen.” The case was in Westbrook, but has been reinstated
ent views one way or the other,” he said.
her case but came to believe there had dismissed without prejudice, which to her job. Her attorney Bernard Broder
Continued on Page 7
not been an assault and ultimately filed means it could be reinstated. Det. Sgt.
Continued on Page 5
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NEWS FrOM AuguSTA
the Gorham Times asked our three state legislators from Senate District Six, House District 129 and House District 130 to provide us
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No Prom is Worth the Risk
The Gorham Times is a free volunteer-run
By rep. linda SanBorn four melanomas occurring in persons diagnosis. We do not wish that experi- community newspaper distributed every other
State Representative under age 30. Even minimal exposure ence on any family.” Thursday to more than 100 pick-up sites
from tanning beds before the age of 35 He explained that as well as enjoy-
I am pleased to report that my has been shown to increase the risk of ing the outdoors a lot, Andy, along
colleague in the Senate, Dr. Geoff developing melanoma by 75 percent. with many kids his age, used a tanning ——
Gratwick, D-Penobscot, submitted an Despite restrictions already in place booth, primarily prior to prom. “Little News email@example.com
important bill to protect the health of in Maine, 14.2 percent of female ninth did he, or we, know the damage being Sports firstname.lastname@example.org
young Mainers. graders and 38 percent of twelfth grad- done to him.”
The bill, An Act to Reduce Youth ers used indoor tanning in the past 12 Data show that tanning is killing
Cancer Risk, would prohibit minors months. Maine’s teen indoor tanning thousands of Americans. Regardless of Of Interest email@example.com
under the age of 18 from using indoor rate exceeds the national average. the final outcome of the bill, I hope Calendar item firstname.lastname@example.org
tanning devices that use UV radiation. Immediate action is needed to stem you will take measures to protect Advertising email@example.com
I am pleased to join him in supporting youth cancer rates. Tanning is making yourself from melanoma by avoiding
this common sense measure to protect our youth sick and we need to take indoor tanning and using sunscreen
Maine youth. proactive steps to stop this disease. when outside. I also hope you will School News firstname.lastname@example.org
The bill has been approved by the During the bill’s public hearing, the share the risks of UV radiation and ——
Legislature, but was regrettably vetoed parents of a law student, Andy, with indoor tanning with the youth in your SubScripTionS
by the governor. The Legislature connections to Gorham, testified in life. No prom is worth the risk.
$15/year in Gorham; $20/year elsewhere
now has the opportunity to block favor of the bill. Andy succumbed to
the Governor’s veto with a 2/3 vote. melanoma at age 27. $10/year for college subscription
I wish the Governor had agreed with Andy’s father shared, “Andy would (207) 939-2879, ——
me that protecting our youth from ask you to pass this legislation in order (800) 423-2900, Editor Karen DiDonato
cancer is important. to save lives. Andy would tell you that replinda.sanborn@
legislature.maine.gov Business Manager Sue Dunn
UV radiation from indoor tanning his melanoma did not have a warn-
devices significantly raises the risk of ing sign. He went to the infirmary at Design/Production Shirley Douglas
melanoma, the most deadly form of his law school and, after several tests, Webmaster Judi Jones
skin cancer. A study by independent tumors were found in his pancreas, Police Beat Sheri Faber
analysts recently found that indoor liver, lungs and spleen. We were in the
Staff Writers Sue Dunn, Jackie Francis, Sarah
tanning directly caused three out of room when his doctor gave him his
Gavett-Nielsen, Krista Nadeau, Stacy Sallinen,
New Gorham Times Board Member Features Chris Crawford
Staff Photographer Rich Obrey
Public Service Jackie Francis
The Gorham Times welcomes er, and started Village Hearing Care Sports Jeff Pike
Shannon Phinney Dowdle as the in 2008 after working for various
School Coordinator Stacy Sallinen
newest member of the Board of audiology clinics in Pennsylvania
Directors. Shannon is a lifelong and Maine. Mailing Coordinator Russ Frank
resident of Gorham. After graduat- Shannon lives in Gorham with her Interns Megan Bennett, Emily DeLuca, Emily
ing from Gorham High School in husband, Bob, and their three children Lewis, Julie Pike
1986, she received a Bachelor’s who attend Great Falls, Gorham Middle
Degree in American Studies from School and Gorham High School. boArd of direcTorS
Amherst College and a Master’s She is active in the community, Maynard Charron, President
Degree in Communication Disorders as evidenced by her time coaching
Shannon Phinney Dowdle, Edward Feibel,
and Sciences from California State an Odyssey of the Mind team and
University at Northridge. Shannon a Lego Robotics team, as well as Robert Gould, Bruce Hepler, Katie O’Brien,
returned to Gorham to work as an singing in the Cressey Road United Hannah Schulz Sirois,
audiologist and hearing aid dispens- Methodist Church Choir. David Willis, Michael Wing
And the Winners Are…
Advertising Sue Dunn
Distribution Jason Beever, Jim Boyko, Janice
Boyko, Julie Burnheimer, Janie Farr, Russ
last month the Gorham times ran two contests for people who attended
Gorham Marketplace. the winner of two Portland Pirates tickets was Angela
DiPhilippo. the winner of a free yearlong subscription to the times was tim
Times Frank, Lily Landry, Bob Mulkern, Krista
Nadeau, Jeff Pike, John Richard, David Willis
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NESA Makes Imprint on Preble Neighborhood
By chriS crawFord building will get new exterior doors at
Staff Writer some point and there is a small shed
in the corner of the parking lot that
When the Town of Gorham fore- needs attention. While some of the
closed on the Preble Street Phi Kappa outdoor hardscaping has been done,
Sigma fraternity building for back the Wentworths plan to finish the land-
taxes and held an auction in 2010, scaping this season. The first floor and
Dawn Wentworth told her husband, basement house the family business.
Peter, she thought they should bid On the second floor is a beautifully
on it. He thought she was crazy–until renovated three-bedroom apartment
she told him it would be a perfect that has just been occupied.
location for their family business. The The sale and renovations have
Wentworths run NESA, an embroidery improved the neighborhood in more
and screen-printing business that spe- ways than just aesthetically. Long
cializes in wearables such as shirts, plagued by rowdy fraternity parties
aprons, uniforms, and sporting wear. into the wee hours, Preble Street resi-
The Wentworths also happen to live dents are seeing a noticeable differ-
right across the street from the frater- ence on party nights. Delta Chi frater-
nity. They made the winning bid of nity still occupies the building adjacent
$81,000 and two years later, with a to the Wentworths, and a girls’ room-
lot of hard work and money, the ugly ing house is just down from that, but
ducking on Preble Street has become they are now required to notify neigh-
a swan. The renovations, both inside bors, police and fire if they are going
and out, have also helped to transform to have a party attended by more than
Photo credit Chris Crawford
the entire neighborhood. Now the 21 people. Parties are ending at a more
Wentworths might just have the short- civilized time of 10 or 11 p.m. as well. the renovations Peter and Dawn Wentworth have to the old fraternity house have made
est commute in town. Calls to Gorham Police have dimin- an impact on Preble Street.
“I knew the building had good ished dramatically. The Wentworths
bones,” Dawn said, “but it was quite think the fraternity boys at Delta Chi the area.” In addition to silk screening, NESA wants to become a contrib-
a mess when we began.” Many of the actually make pretty good neighbors they can provide advertising specialty uting member of Gorham’s business-
renovations were accomplished with now. “For the most part, the neighbors items such as pens or mugs. “We also es and to that end, is going to spon-
the help of various family members seem to be happier,” said Peter. do one of a kind, special item embroi- sor a Cal Ripkin baseball team. Peter
who pitched in and replaced floors, NESA has been in business since the dery for weddings, family reunions and said, “Two of our grandsons will be
moved walls, and painted. The build- early 80’s, and for most of that time, other events,” she said. “You name it; playing in the league, though I don’t
ing required a lot of electrical work, was much larger than its current four if it can fit on the embroidery hoop, know if they’ll be on our team.”
plumbing and new windows. Even employees. Formerly located in South we can do it.” Dawn designs the logos and
with all the help from the family, the Portland, and then in the Gorham Community is very important to works directly with customers on
Wentworths have invested quite a bit Industrial Park, NESA did quite a lot the Wentworths, who have lived in the orders to ensure complete sat-
in building upgrades. “If you consider of work for L.L. Bean and other large Gorham since 1979 and have raised isfaction while Peter focuses on
the purchase price plus all the renova- businesses. Eventually they wanted their four children here. Around sales, advertising and does some
tion costs, this wasn’t necessarily the to downsize their operation and offer the age of 12 or 13, their children production work when it gets
best deal in town, but we don’t regret more personalized, community-orient- began working in the business a little. really busy. Their valued employee,
doing it one bit,” said Peter. ed services to smaller businesses, local Dawn’s daughter, Amber Earl Landry, Tim Olmsted, who uses his techni-
The renovations over the span of sports teams and individual customers is the company’s bookkeeper. “We cal skills to keep the embroidery
two years have been a labor of love as well. Dawn said, “We do work for have six grandchildren now, and the machine and screening presses run-
and it shows inside and out, yet there the Gorham Football boosters and busi- school-aged ones stop by on their way ning smoothly, does most of the
is still more work to be done. The nesses like small medical practices in home from school,” said Dawn. actual production work.
Caring Touch Dog Grooming Moves to Gorham
By megan Bennett business model because not only does the sounds of the blow dryer and the
GHS Intern she perform more quality work, the general feel of the grooming environ-
dog gets to know her as well as trust ment. Another tip for dog owners
Michele Purdy, a certified, profes- her. When asked to describe her busi- is to bring dogs in regularly. Do not
sional dog groomer, recently relocated ness in two words, Purdy said smiling, wait until they are in horrible condi-
her established South Portland busi- “Compassion and trust.” On a daily tion, which is hard on the dog and
ness, Caring Touch Dog Grooming, to basis, Purdy grooms five to six dogs Purdy as well.
Gorham. Taking advice from a former lasting no more than an hour for each Her fees range from $35 to $55
certified groomer, she pursued a career appointment depending on the size depending on the size and breed of
in dog grooming in Boston. After gradu- and breed. the dog. The basic grooming pack-
ating in 1991, she worked for a groom- Purdy explained that when a dog age includes ears, nails, clipping,
ing company for a few years until 1998 first comes to her, they might be shampooing/washing, a fluff dry, and
when she opened a business of her timid or nervous so her top priority an overall finish. She only takes dogs
own. With such a passionate love for is to assure the dog they are in a safe up to 80 pounds (the size of a male
dogs, Purdy's business continued to environment. Her motto, “grooming golden retriever). Caring Touch Dog
thrive as the years passed. should feel good,” is one to which Grooming is located in Purdy’s home
Grooming dogs for over 20 years, she adheres with true conviction. She at 30 Harding Road, Gorham.
Purdy is not only experienced but has believes grooming is supposed to be Purdy hopes her emphasis on
established her own unique business relaxing and fun for a dog. She empha- compassionate care and trust leads
style. Most dog grooming compa- sizes that grooming should be just like to all dogs and their owners feeling
nies hold a dog after they have been a spa day, and not dangerous or scary. confident with her business, happy
washed and trimmed for the entire She caters to the dogs and always gives when they leave, and excited to
day, which, Purdy says, can some- them one-on-one attention. come back for more.
times lead to chaos. Caring Touch Dog Purdy loves to educate people on
Grooming is by appointment only, and grooming or about dogs in general. Caring Touch Dog Grooming Photo credit Megan Bennett
she usually only works one or two A few of her tips to new dog owners 30 Harding Rd., Gorham, ME 04038
is to start the dog grooming process (207) 839-4490, Michele Purdy recently relocated Caring
dogs at the same time. Purdy feels this
early so the animal can get used to call for appointments touch Dog Grooming from South
is beneficial to both the dog and her
Portland to Gorham.
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CLErK’S COrNEr State to Require Notification
Motor Vehicle Registration of Group Homes to Towns
Processes Sheri FaBer
DHHS is not required to license homes
with one or two residents nor are they
required to notify authorities of their loca-
connie loughran To register a new or used vehicle Maine has group homes throughout tions. The town usually learns of their
Town Clerk purchased out-of-state, the pur- the state to serve the needs of people existence when there is a call for services
chaser must bring a good bill of with a variety of disabilities who are from police and/or fire. In the past year
Spring is here and this week I’d sale that includes vehicle informa- unable to live on their own. The State there have been two fires set in two of
like to review the motor vehicle reg- tion, buyer and seller information of Maine requires group homes with these unlicensed homes both of which
istration process. three or more residents be licensed by are run by Granite Bay Care, Inc. One fire
including names and addresses, and
The purchaser must complete all the Department of Health and Human on Green Street in the village severely
a current insurance card, as well as damaged the building.
first time registrations in the Town Services (DHHS); however, when a
the vehicle’s current title, which group home opens, the state does not Police Chief Ronald Shepard estimates
Clerk’s office. All renewal regis- must be completed on the back and require that local communities be noti- there are at least eight unlicensed homes
trations may be completed in the signed by the seller with the buyer’s fied. The Legislature recently passed a but he believes there may be more.
Clerk’s office or online. To register name and address, seller’s name and new law that requires municipalities to Because of the potential problems that
a new or used vehicle purchased address. A Monroney label or dealer be notified of the opening of a group may occur at these homes–licensed and
from a Maine dealer, the purchaser invoice is required on all brand new home. The municipality can suggest unlicensed–both Shepard and Fire Chief
must bring the blue title application, an alternative location but cannot pre- Robert Lefebvre would like this new
bill of sale and current insurance vent a group home from opening. It legislation to include notification to the
If there are special circumstances town of any group home opened to care
card for the vehicle. If the vehicle would remain up to the DHHS to make
with the sale–a purchase from an the final determination of the group for people who have mental health issues
is brand new, the Monroney label estate, purchased from someone home’s location. and who cannot live independently.
(window sticker) is also required. who never registered/titled the vehi-
To transfer plates from a vehicle cle after purchase, an inheritance,
with time left on the registration,
bring the yellow registration for that
a surviving spouse, or any other
circumstance–contact the Town
real Estate Transfers January 2013
vehicle to the Town Clerk’s office. Clerk’s office at 222-1670. Location Buyer Seller Price
To register a used vehicle from 144 South Street Marianacci, Jospeh, Shirley & Gina Boothby, Austin $255,000
158 Mosher road Meister, Christopher & robbins, Brianna Albrecht, timothy & Frank Christine $203,000
a private sale, the purchaser must
Town Clerk Connie 19 Gateway Commons Drive lavertu, Greg & Bailey, rebecca Hawkes, roland & Moyo, otrude $248,000
bring the vehicle’s title, a good bill Loughran can be 19 Meadowbrook Drive unit 2 Gross, Juliann & Welch, Matthew Cloutier, richard $124,000
of sale and current insurance card reached by e-mail at 20 Willowdale Drive liberty Block llC oWB reo, llC $138,100
21 George Street littlefield, tristan & Michelle Flaherty, thomas & Mary-kate $220,000
for the vehicle purchased. The title cloughran@gorham.
22 Green trees Drive Moller, John & roxanne Hebert, John & Debbie $340,000
must be filled out on the back and me.us or by phone at 241 narragansett Street Chase, Joshua & Christine Pelletier, Maurice & Gail $245,000
signed by the seller with the name 222-1670. 309 new Portland road Buck, randy & Anita Wright, Wayne $210,000
52 Brookwood Drive Barbour, tracie Shapiro, Scott & Stroud, Jayne $148,500
and address of the buyer. The bill of 6 McAdam Way (land) varney, kati & nicholas Weber, terry & Jacqueline $ 83,500
sale should match the title with date 84 Gordon Farms road kelting, tyler & thornton, kelly Peters & Co. llC $325,000
of sale, name/names of purchaser, 9 rainbow lane Cotta, robert Mellone, Joseph & lynn $180,000
year, make, model and vehicle’s VIN
number, selling price, and it should
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Jump for Heart Health Members of GHS Music
Department Heading to D.C.
Great Falls Assistant Principal
By emily deluca they will have a number of sites to see,
Gorham’s three elementary GHS Intern and the entire group will perform con-
schools–Great Falls, Narragansett and certs. They will observe many famous
Village–raised an astounding total of This April vacation, members of the attractions, a few of them being the
$10,196.28 during its recent Jump Gorham High School band, concert Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian
Rope for Heart Program. The program choir, and chamber Institute, the
singers are taking a Washington
gave students an opportunity to learn
trip to Washington,
They will observe many famous
about the importance of heart health Monument,
and the act of compassion by contrib- D.C. Students who attractions, a few of them and the Lincoln
uting to a great cause. chose to go on being the Holocaust Museum, Memorial. The
Half of the money raised will be the trip had many group will also
opportunities to the Smithsonian Institute, the have the privilege
used to support “Learning Beyond the
Classroom,” the campaign that gives fundraise. Among Washington Monument, and the of participating
students access to guest speakers, field these opportuni- in a wreath lay-
ties, the mattress Lincoln Memorial. ing ceremony at
experiences, and other outside-of-
school resources. This year, the money sale that took place the Tomb of the
is targeted toward activities that in February, put together by music teach- Unknown Soldier.
emphasize wellness and heart health. er Mr. Murray, proved to be the most On the trip home, the bus will stop
Photo credit Meghan Lonegan
Many of these activities will take place successful. In a combined effort, the at Gettysburg and the Gettysburg
during Field Day. Students from all the Gorham Elementary Schools’ physical GHS Music Department raised a total of Museum, where they will get a tour and
three elementary schools will come education teachers, from left to right, Mr. $4,500. The fundraiser has significantly deliver a concert in honor of the 150th
together by grade level at the Field Speed, Mr. DeFrancesco, and Mr. Fortier, contributed to the overall cost of trip. anniversary of Gettysburg. Members of
House on the USM Gorham campus present a check to the American Heart Students and chaperones will leave the Music Department anxiously await
during the first week of June for many Association for $5,098. Accepting the at 11 p.m. on April 11, and ride over- the trip and are excited to be part of
activities, including Yoga and Jukado. check for the Heart Association are local night on a coach bus. When they arrive, such a great experience.
The other half of the money raised representative Gary urey and regional vice
was given to the American Heart president Mary Blake.
Association, which uses funds to
help heal kids with “special” hearts. lives through their education efforts
They also fund educational programs and research.
designed to teach students and fami- This event was a huge success
lies the importance of heart health. due to the generosity of our Gorham
The students learned how the Heart Elementary Schools’ families and friends,
Association uses donations to help save and we are greatly appreciative.
Photo credit Michael Logue
the GHS Music Department received a $4,500 check as a result of their successful
mattress-sale fundraiser. Members of the GHS band, concert choir, and chamber singers
will be traveling to Washington, D.C. over April vacation.
the School Committee’s daylong workshop was held on March 27, and will not take
place on April 27, as stated in the March School Committee report that appeared in
the March 25 issue of the Gorham times.
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"Peter Panic" Runs at GMS Robotics Fundraiser
compiled By Stacy Sallinen Cup Series on July 14 at N.H. Motor
School News Editor Speedway, as well as two free AAA
memberships or renewals (retail
Robotics Team 172 is selling raffle value $450)
tickets to help fund their upcom- Team 172 is also selling LED light
ing trip to the FIRST Robotics bulbs. The 800-lumen bulb replaces
Competition Championship in a 60-watt incandescent, and is dim-
Missouri. Tickets are $5 each or three mable, omni-directional, and high
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drawn on April 22. The winners can perature. Unlike CFL blubs, these
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age ($469 retail value) 23 years at three hours per day. Cost
• Four tickets to Bob Marley’s is $20 per bulb.
Photo credit Terri Dawson
New Year’s Eve show and a gift bas- FMI or to purchase tickets or
the cast of “Peter Panic” sings and dances through the opening number of the perfor- ket ($300 retail value) light bulbs, call Janet at 329-6591
mance. over thirty students participated in the production. • Two tickets to the NASCAR or e-mail Michelle at mmoutinho5@
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The Gorham Middle School audi-
torium was full of singing, danc-
ing, and laughter on March 29 and All-Day Kindergarten C ontinued from Page 1
30 as the cast and crew of “Peter
Panic” took the stage after months of “We knew there was no way that we saving would be realized by eliminat-
rehearsals with director Tana Krohn. could please everyone.” ing the mid-day bus run. Total costs for
“Peter Panic” is a Pioneer Drama During the presentation, Libby implementing an ADK program in the
Service, Inc. production written by explained that a majority of ADK commit- first year total $555,159. For each subse-
Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, pub- tee members support the concept of an quent year, an estimated $502,000 would
Photo credit Terri Dawson
lished in 2012. The show is set in a all-day program, citing higher academic be needed to compensate the teachers
modern-day high school and details lance tinkerman (played by Alex York), expectations for kindergarten students; and ed techs.
the trials and triumphs of the drama caption of the football team, expresses more opportunity for academic, social In a surprising move, Libby, speaking
club’s efforts to produce and per- his frustration to Pam (played by Jamie and emotional growth with additional as a member of the School Committee
form “Peter Pan.” Juskiewicz), leader of the drama club, about instruction time; and the benefits of all- member and not as an ADK committee
Pam, played by Jamie Juskiewicz, being cast as the non-speaking, female role day programming for those students iden- member, shocked the audience when
is the ever-enthusiastic club leader of tinkerbell. Barry the playwright (played tified as at-risk. he recommended to fellow School
who insists that the Drama Club by Grace Berks) ignores them. However, a majority could not sup- Committee members to include an ADK
put on a show despite having their port ADK when considering the financial program into next year’s school budget.
entire budget cut. Barry, played impact it would have on programs for “Let the voters decide if they want all-day
together that they would be proud of.
by Grace Berks, offers to write all K-12 students across the district, the K,” he said.
I think we did that.”
her own version of “Peter Pan” to school budget, and ultimately to taxpay- School Committee members asked to
Students now lament that the
save money, but the crew soon ers. The ADK committee wrote in its see how the inclusion of an all-day kinder-
show is over. “I actually miss it now
encounters trouble when Coach report that while “short-term data shows garten program would impact the school
that it’s done,” said York. “When
Rook, played by Alyssa Dolley, and significant value in relation to the cost in budget before making any decisions at its
you’re on the stage, you feel like
sidekick Smiley, played by Anne the first year, there is no longitudinal evi- April meeting.
you can be yourself more.”
Kelly, plot to sabotage the show. dence to show that the long-term benefits In addition to Libby, other members of
Juskiewicz and Dolley already
“Peter Pan” becomes Peter Panic outweigh the cost of implementing an the ADK exploratory committee include
miss the cast. “I had a lot of fun
when Rook sends her football play- ADK program.” Narragansett Principal Polly Brann, GMS
and met a lot of new people,” said
ers to audition for the play and then The committee determined that five Social Worker Thom Courtney, Assistant
Dolley. “I already miss working with
changes the school rules so that new classrooms and necessary supplies, Director of Instructional Services Kathy
them,” said Juskiewicz.
hooks, nails, and screws become including desks, chairs, tables, literacy Hamblen, School Committee member
Krohn would like to thank
banned weapons. Football players and math programs to name a few, Darryl Wright, and community mem-
everyone who made the show a
are cast as pirates, cheerleaders would be needed, costing an estimated bers Margery Clark, Kelli Deveaux, Janet
success, including parents, and
become mermaids, and students $90,585. A total of 5.5 additional class- Kuech and Ronda Sawyer.
especially the cast and crew of the
from detention get recruited to play room teachers would also be needed, The full report issued from the ADK
show: Quintessa Bisonette, Alexis
Lost Boys, well, Girls. Pam’s dream adding an estimated $385,000 to the committee can be read in its entirely at
Shaw, Abby Flint, and Olivia Paruk,
seems lost until star quarterback cost. An additional 2.5 education techni- www.Gorhamschools.org.
Madeline Joyal-Meyers, Austin
Tinkerman, played by Alex York– cians and .6 art teacher would be needed,
Pomelow, Brooke Hall, Brianna
who plays, of course, Tinkerbell– costing an estimated $117,000. A $37,426
Crockett, Heather Woodbury,
sacrifices everything so the show Annie Acker-Wolfhagen, Jordan
can go on.
Currier, Ella LeBlanc, Narissa
“It was an adventure to work with a Libby, Emily Yager, Ben Clark,
cast of 25 students and crew of 8 to put California Cullinan, Kayley Mason,
this show together,” says Krohn. “I am
so proud of what they accomplished!”
Kortney French, Shelby Leach,
Molly Sposato, Emily O’Donnell,
This is Krohn’s first year directing Simeon Willey, Conor Battaglia, a second
the GMS musical. “My goal was to give Meghan Polchies, Emaly Howard,
students a place where they could Haylee Dahlborg, Brittney Reed, and
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Eaton Recognized as
compiled By Stacy Sallinen
Rachel Eaton has been selected for
recognition by the U.S. Presidential
2 State Street
A comfortable place
Scholars Program. The program is by
invitation only; approximately 3,000
Eat-In or Call Ahead
to bring a family.
graduating high school seniors are invit-
for Take-Out ed nationwide. Eaton is one of 47 Maine
students who received an invitation
The U.S. Presidential Scholars
Program recognizes and honors some of
Fresh Dough Daily the nation’s most distinguished graduat-
ing high school seniors. In 1979, the
Fresh Salads • Calzones
Photo credit Abraham Eaton
program was extended to recognize
students who demonstrate exceptional rachel Eaton has been recognized as a
Pasta • Grinders • Beer & Wine talent in the visual, creative and perform-
ing arts. Each year, up to 121 students
Presidential Scholar and has accepted her
appointment to attend the u.S. Air Force
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Students chosen as U.S. Presidential
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Call 839-2504 or Washington, D.C. in June and the U.S. dom that is both priceless and unique
Presidential Scholars medallion at a cer- in today’s world,” she said. “Of course,
emony sponsored by the White House. there are many ways to preserve that
FAX orders to 839-2148 In late March, an independent, nation- freedom, and the Academy is one of
al committee of educators convened by many options to serve in the military, or
We accept visa and MasterCard the Commission on Presidential Scholars even the Air Force. I’ve chosen that par-
chooses approximately 500 semifinal- ticular route because I believe it lines up
ists. Six to twenty semifinalists are iden- well with my talents and interests.”
Hours: Sun. - Thurs. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. tified for each state/jurisdiction by the Eaton plans to study engineering
and Russian as a minor. Her short-term
Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. to Midnight In April, the Commission on goals include running and playing ten-
Presidential Scholars makes the final nis for the Rams. Her long-term goals
selection of the 121 students. are to obtain her degree at the Air Force
Late last week, Congresswoman Academy; be commissioned as a 2nd
Chellie Pingree announced that Eaton Lieutenant; serve and defend her country;
accepted an offer to attend the U.S. Air and see where life takes her.
Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Eaton has received a number of other
Pingree nominated Eaton to the acad- awards and commendations: 2013
emy in November. National Merit Finalist; Academic All-
“Acceptance to a U.S. service acade- State, Cross Country; Coach’s Award
my is extremely competitive and reflects and co-caption, GHS Tennis; Cadet
highly on a student’s scholarship, com- Commander, Mitchell Award and 2012
munity service, and character,” said Cadet Commander, Civil Air Patrol;
Pingree. “I’m very pleased that Rachel Dean’s List Nominee and co-caption, First
was accepted to the Air Force Academy Robotics Team 172; several awards for
and appreciate her commitment to serv- the Math team; and national qualifier and
ing the country. I wish her all the best in semifinalist (top 100 and 15 in the nation,
May 4th 11:00-2:00
what promises to be a bright career.” respectively), National Bible Bee.
Eaton decided to pursue the Air Eaton is a homeschooled student. She is
Force because she wants to defend her the daughter of Gary and Jennifer Eaton.
Odd Fellows building down town Gorham!
Come celebrate Gorham!
The High School Green Team, Citizens for a Green Gorham, the Bike
Coalition, North Gorham Grange, Gorham Garden Club, Gorham Historical
Society, Maine Energy Education Program, Permaculture, Eco Maine, NRCM,
Presumpscott Region and Land Trust.
Opportunities to taste samples from Carter's GREEN Market, opening down
town in June, and enjoy local milkshakes to support the Heifer Project, coffee
from Gorham Grind, baked goods, and local products that contribute to a
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Come join the fun!
11:00 - Walking tour of the historic Odd Fellow building
11:10 - Vermiculture presentation with Jock Robie
11:15 - Walking tour of rare orchard on USM campus
12:00 - Transition Town presentation by Bruce Webb
12:30 - Whoopie Pie Contest!!!! (stay tuned for details to enter)
1:00 - Senator Boyle, Rep. McLean and Rep. Sanborn will hold an informal forum
1:00 - Walking tour of the Isaac Dyer Farm, last of two gentlemen farms in Maine
1:30 - “So You Think You Know Gorham “ contest winner
1:45 - Walking tour of Odd Fellow building
2:30 - Tour of the Gun Powder Mills in North Gorham with Don Wescott
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rachele Burns and Her Team Survive Scary Bus Accident
JeFF pike “I was listening to music and using where the players could reach trees At the beginning of her freshman
Gorham Times Sports Editor my phone,” Burns said. “All of a sud- they could shimmy down to safety. year (2009) of basketball at Orono,
den, the coaches in the front of the “The coaches handled everything so Burns suffered yet another ligament
After suffering through two major bus started yelling, and we slowly well, and Coach Barron tended to the tear to her right knee. Sadly, that was
knee injuries in high school and two drifted off the side of the road. Coach bus driver the whole time,” Burns said. not the end. At the beginning of the
more in college, Rachele Burns (GHS (Richard) Barron tried to take the “The medics arrived and took the driver 2010-2011 season, she tore ligaments
‘09) may have felt her athletic career wheel but got thrown back into the by helicopter to a hospital. The rest of us yet again, only this time to her left
had already provided enough challeng- isle when we went into the median. were on the side of the highway getting knee, leading to her fourth surgery.
es. But on February 26th, she faced When we came out of the median, checked by paramedics. I ended up giv- After coming back and playing eight
what might have been the scariest we went airborne and hit the ground ing a piggy back to one of our players on games during the 2011-2012 season,
challenge of all. in the two middle lanes of the north- crutches through the snow to the side of Burns and the coaching staff at Orono
That’s when the bus carrying the bound side.” the road by running on pure adrenaline. came to the decision that it made
University of Maine at Orono women’s “From there, we could see cars com- We all waited up for everyone to be sense take her senior year off. “We
basketball crashed on Route 95 in ing at us, but luckily no one hit us,” safely checked in at the hotel.” decided it made more sense for me
northern (Georgetown) Massachusetts Burns continued. “The coaches yelled The next day, the media swarmed the to be able to walk when I am older,”
on its way to a game in Boston. After for everyone to hold on as we plowed hotel to talk to the team. “The bus acci- Burns said. “And since I want to coach
the driver collapsed, the bus veered left through the snow. We then fish-tailed dent was the scariest thing that has ever at the Division I college level someday,
from the right-hand lane heading south- and ended up between two trees. As happened to me,” Burns revealed. “I Coach Barron offered me a position as
bound. The bus crossed two lanes, we hit the snow bank, I closed my am very lucky to be alive, someone was a student-assistant with the team. It
went through the median and across all eyes—if I was going to die, I didn’t watching over us! There is no way were was a hard decision, and it took me a
four northbound lanes before crashing want to know what happened. After should all okay—it was a true miracle.” long time to get through it. I still miss
in the woods. Miraculously, the bus did we hit the trees, I was in shock that Burns was a stand-out basketball, playing so much, but I am on a differ-
not tip over. No one was seriously hurt, we were all still alive.” soccer and softball player at GHS ent side of it now and am learning so
and the driver has since recovered. The bus then started smoking. before having her career derailed in much through this coaching staff.”
Burns is a student-assistant coach for With the exit at the front of the bus January 2008 of her junior season For those of us fortunate to watch
the team after deciding not to play fol- blocked, Burns and assistant Coach when she tore ligaments in her right Burns’ career at GHS, it’s sad to see
lowing the 2011-2012 season in which Amy Vachon tried to figure out how to knee during the basketball season. She such a great athlete have her career
she appeared in eight games following open the windows on the left side so tore ligaments in the same knee again cut short by so many injuries, but we
her fourth knee surgery. During the bus everyone could get off the bus but saw during her senior soccer season in the are also grateful she and her team all
ride, she was sitting seven rows back the ground was too far down to jump. fall of 2008, forcing her to miss her managed to survive an accident that
from the driver on the left hand side. They then checked the right side, senior basketball and softball seasons. could have ended tragically.
recreation Department’s Boys’ Basketball Champs
the Gorham recreation Department crowned its fifth/sixth grade boys’ champions
March 7th as the Boston team defeated new York, 40-37. key baskets down the stretch
came from Michael Evans and thomas nelson, who also led the team in scoring with 22
points while tyler Haines chipped in with 11 points. new York was led by nick Strout
with 17 points and numerous assists while Jacob Sladen scored nine points. Playing
for Boston and pictured above, front row from left to right: Mike Evans, Alex Burghardt,
Josh Ball, Thomas Nelson and Ayden Lindsay. Middle Row: Brian Edwards, Jack Collins,
Tyler Haines, Connor Coro, Noah Cote and Michael Maxfield. Back Row: Coaches John
Photo courtesy of the Gorham Rec Dept.
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in the Zone Second undefeated Season
For the second year in a row the sixth-
grade Gorham girls' travel basketball
team finished the Cape Elizabeth travel
league season undefeated after winning
the championship game against Portland.
Playing for the team and pictured above,
front row: MacKenzie Holmes. Middle row
from left to right: Sarah Walker, Hallie
Shiers, Molly Duff, Hailey Morrill, Brittany
Desjardin, Courtney Brent, Emma Forgues,
Sarah Stevens and Lucia Reidy. Back row:
Photo credit Tammy Desjardin
Coaches lenny Holmes and todd Walker.
the Gorham travel Basketball Program
girls’ fifth/sixth grade team won the Bonny
Eagle invitational basketball tournament
during the weekend of March 2-3 compet-
ing against teams from area towns. nine
players scored in the 36-26 championship
win over Buxton led by Emma Shields and
Photo credit Wendy Broy Photo credit Meredith T. Bradley-Bickford
Mckenzie Young with eight points each.
Playing for the team and pictured above,
Now Starting at Shortstop: Steven Broy National Snowboarding Star: Jasper front row from left to right: Erin Hume,
(GHS ‘11), the starting shortstop for the Crane Jr., a second-grader at Great Gaby Gagne, Paige Hume, kathryn lundin
newbury College (Brookline, MA) base- Falls Elementary School, placed high Photo credit Ron Lowell
and Hannah Lowell. Back row: Trinity
ball team, ranked among the team lead- in three events at the uSASA national Dean, Brooke Woodbury, kienna tracey,
ers at press time in runs-batted-in (11), Snowboarding competition March 30-April Mckenzie Young and Emma Shields.
triples (3) and home runs (1) through in Colorado. Competing in the boys’
the team’s first 18 games. last season, seven-and-under division, Crane finished
Broy broke two rookie records while seventh in the slalom, eighth in the giant
starting at third base as a freshman— slalom and twelfth in the boardercross.
with 47 hits and 11 doubles.
New Spring Coaches at gHS: the GHS hosts the third-annual into the Mud
spring sports teams feature two new Challenge at Gorham Middle School.
coaches for the upcoming season: Steve The event begins at 8:30 a.m. followed
Martin takes over as the varsity softball by an awards ceremony at noon and a
coach after serving as the junior varsity post-race celebration at Sebago Brewing
coach for several years. He is also a Company. the race features 2.5 miles
long-time GHS junior varsity coach for of mud pits and a series of challeng-
girls’ soccer. Aaron Bergeron (GHS ‘08) ing obstacles with an emphasis on
is the new girls’ tennis coach. Bergeron, getting muddy! the event includes an
who also assists with the uSM tennis individual division, a team division, and
program, was a star player for GHS a one-mile race for children ages 5-12.
and went on to a stand-out career at Proceeds directly support the uSM Sport
Stonehill College. Management Scholarship fund. For more
information and to register, visit www.
Into the Mud Challenge: on April 28, intothemudchallenge.com or contact
the uSM Sport Management Program firstname.lastname@example.org.
girls’ March Madness: the 2nd-Annual Girls’ March Madness for basketball players in
Photo credit Pam Kratzer
upcoming gHS Varsity Events
grades three through six recognized its team/individual skills and shooting event champi- Saturday, April 13
ons March 23 at Shaw Gym in the Gorham rec Center. Playing for the victorious Shakers 1:00 p.m. Boys’ Lacrosse vs. Massaebesic @GHS
team were Emily Paruk, Anneka Bryant, Mia kratzer, lauren DiDonato, Emma Stevens,
Julia kratzer, Brylee Bishop and olivia Michaud. in the individual events, winners
included Anna nelson among the third graders and Grace Forgues among the fourth/fifth All games subject to change. For up-to-date schedules of all GHS sports teams, visit
graders. Second-place finishers included lexi Waterman (third grade) and Jillian nichols www.digitalsports.com
(fourth/fifth grade) while third-place finishers included Brylee Bishop (third grade) and
Allison Walker (fourth/fifth grade). All participants in the event are shown above.
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Writing Contest Winner
By pamela turner, director worked away at their desks. Vaguely
Baxter Memorial Library I heard the steady whine and thud
of the treadmill from the backhouse,
where Paul and Grace exercise. The
The Friends of Baxter Memorial racket ceased when Grace moved to
Library Writing Contests have been the exercise bike. I sighed. In the next
part of the library’s landscape for moment the backhouse door slammed
quite a number of years. The Middle opened, its spring shrieking.
School Personal Narrative Winner “Mom, there’s something wrong
was Esther Eaton who wrote this with Grace!” Since Paul suffered fre-
piece when she was a homeschooler quent bouts of extreme excitement
in the seventh grade. Her winning and sadness, it took me several sec-
entry is below. onds to process what he bellowed up
Additional winning entries will the stairs. By the time I hurled down
be published in future issues of the my notebook and dashed towards him,
Gorham Times. For more informa- Mom had already thundered down the
tion on library programs and servic- steps and into backhouse. It’s funny
es please visit the website at www. – I clearly remember the sound of the
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at 222-1190. binding, and the peculiar crunch when
the notebook landed, permanently
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the ground on one of those damp push that plastic square. I turned to
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U N DE R N EW
CO N TR A CT LI ST IN G
Maryanne Bear Julie Chandler
GORHAM $249,900 - Sunlit 4 BR, 2 GORHAM $189,900 - Lovely 3 BR, HOLLIS $219,900 - Saco River water- BUXTON $69,900 - 4.62 acres w/
BA Cape w/breezeway & 2 car garage on 1.5 BA condo w/garage & private deck front 2 BR home. Newly built w/large existing well & septic. Electric on site.
the Westbrook side of Gorham! Private in desirable Village Crossing! Natural gas deck, wood floors & vast windows. Surveyed & soils tested. Older mobile
2 acre lot. heat & public utilities on site.
N EW U N DE R
LI ST IN G SOLD CO N TR A CT
Mike Griffin Jane Mason
BUXTON $59,900 - 3.56 acre lot GORHAM $229,900 - Wonderful 4 BR, GORHAM $55,900 - Very nice 15, 564 WINDHAM $49,900 - 2 acre building
ready for your dream home. Right of 2 BA home built in 2006. Master BR w/ SF Village lot on quiet side street. Currently lot with daylight basement potential on a
Jeff Mason Peter Mason way off Joy Valley Road. Privacy! large walk-In closet. Easy access to Village has tennis court. Water & sewer available. private road. Handy to all points.
U N DE R
CO N TR A CT
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farmhouse on desirable level lot between bldg lot on the Windham/Gorham line. Just Wooded lot, surveyed & soil tested. 3 on quiet side road is priced to sell.
the post office & library in Steep Falls Village. a short walk to the Presumpscot River. BR bldg permit. Low down payment w/ Wooded, elevated & close to Saco River.
owner financing. Motivated seller.
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Presumpscot Regional Writing Contest Winner C
jerky. I took deep breaths, trying to
ontinued from Page 11
Randomly, her head swung up,
Land Trust Hires First
calm myself. “Grace...” The oldest kid mouth wide open, jaw slack. I saw
in our family, Grace always chased black stuff smeared all around her
Andrew around the house. What had eyes before her head flopped back. I’d
happened? “Lord is it with her head? always pictured drunken people that
Executive Director All her migraines? What is going on
with my sister?”
Our neighbor, Mr. Sampson,
appeared moments later in police
way and laughed, but the memory still
frightens me. I rushed back out, unable
to cry. The ambulance people came,
and I can see snatches of the stretcher
By tania neuSchaFer uniform and ran into the backhouse. bearers and their focused expressions
We kids milled around, alternating in my mind. They pulled away, and we
Presumpscot Regional Land Trust between snapping at each other and dashed to the windows to watch them
(PRLT) has recently hired Stefan Jackson, a long hard hugs. I crept through the leave. My view suddenly blurred, but
length of the house into the back- the misting rain had stopped. I wiped
W A Tand caught one quick glimpse. I
longtime Maine conservation leader from
Bridgton, as its first executive director. away the steam on the window with
This marks a pivotal moment in the FR O N Tcrystal clear, but can barely
see Grace sharp, angry strokes, but my vision
Presumpscot Regional Land Trust’s see the adults kneeling beside her. clouded even further. “Oh Jesus, help
25 year history and will help the orga- “Hello Grace,” Mr. Sampson said, as her, help us all.”
nization meet the growing need for though he didn’t expect a response. U N DE R so my moments of fear—The
Maryanne Bear Julie Chandler
conservation in Gorham, Gray, Sebago, CO N TR A CT
Standish, Westbrook and Windham. Photo courtesy of Presumpscot Regional Land Trust
“Stefan is the perfect person to help us GORHAM $272,900-Village location! SEBAGO LAKE $449,500-Year round GORHAM 4 BEDROOM-2300 SF home LIMINGTON $255,900-Custom Ranch
Stefan Jackson,expansionfirst executive director lot
to do that,” said Richard Curtis, PRLT Brand2new garage 2.5full daylight walkout cottage on 1.1 ac BA, w/180’gar, water
frontage. 4 BR, 2 2 car
w/2 car garage on 1.38 acs. 2 family
rooms plus an office/exercise room.
on 7 acs w/a pond. Radiant floor heat,
heated 3 bay garage, sunny rear patio,
Board President. “We are thrilled to have neered a new position to expand pro- deck.
basement. son rm, sprawling $229,500 farmers porch.
someone with his experience and knowl- grams to increase diversity in the con-
edge to lead the organization in reaching servation movement. From 2001-2009,
more people, taking on new conserva- N EW
he held the position of Saco River
U N DE R
tion projects, and Jane Mason even more
Mike Griffin becoming Project Director,T IN G he recruited
LI S where CO N TR A CT
vital to the communities we serve.” and trained teams of docents who edu-
Jackson said, “Over a quarter cen- cated thousands of Saco River paddlers
tury of outstanding stewardship of on Leave No Trace ethics, and negoti-
Maine's natural heritage is fertile soil
from which to grow PRLT into the
ated the protection of over 5,500 acres.
Though PRLT has employed a part-
The Martha T. Harris Scholarship
future. I am honored by the Board's time manager for the last six years,
faith in my ability to lead the organiza- one of the goals of its recently finished In conjunction with the family of the late Martha T. Harris, the Gorham
BUXTON $259,900- Cape w/ breeze- GORHAM $279,000-Nice open floor GORHAM VILLAGE $225,000 STANDISH $29,900-Spacious living in
Times is creating BA Cape w/ell & in Martha’s name to be given 1991 mobile in
tion into that future. My sleeves are way & gar offers hdwd/ tile floors, wood plan w/4 BRs/2.5 BAs. Wood flrs, laun- 3 BR, 2a scholarship barn.
five-year strategic plan was to establish this 2 bedroom, 2 bath to a Gorham
Jeff Mason I am excited to dive into the finished bsmt room, in-ground pool dry onJackson
rolled up; Peter Mason FP, an executive director position. 1st flr, deck, fenced in yard, day- RemodeledThe Gorham Times has given many scholarships over
High School senior. home w/enclosed porch, Pine Tree Estates. Newer deck, metal
& 2.76 acre lot. light bsmt & more. rear deck, huge backyard.
work to build–with our Board, mem- takes leadership as the organization the past 15 years, but this will be the firstroof & appliances.community-
bers, partners and the communities we manages two of the largest projects supported scholarship.
serve–the legacy of our next quarter in its history–conserving 487 acres
century ... and beyond.” of Randall Orchards in Standish and Martha was a key member of the Gorham Times staff since its inception!in S O LD
Jackson has nearly 20 years of expe- Gorham, and stewarding the 28-mile 1995. Not only did she take thousands of wonderful photographs, she was
rience in the field of conservation Sebago to the Sea Trail project. In all, always in tune with what was happening in the community and offered
and holds a bachelor’s degree from PRLT has 717 acres currently under many story suggestions. The staff misses her wholeheartedly and is looking
Amherst College and a law degree
Becky Gallant Mike Rand conservation, and has a coverage area forward to this scholarship as a means of keeping her memory alive.
from the University of Pennsylvania. of Gorham, Gray, Sebago, Standish,
He worked from 1995-2001 as Public Windham, and Westbrook. The Gorham Times will set up a separate bank account in Martha’s name
Policy Manager for the National PRLT’s strategic plan was developed and 100% of all monies donated will be used for the scholarship. Your
to sustain CAPE-Sunny
Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), BUXTON CUSTOM its growth and build on that FREEPORT $339,900-Sunny open con- NEW GLOUCESTER $214,900-3 BR GORHAM RANCH-Immaculate 3
donation home qualify as daylight bsmt. 2
open floor plan w/spacious 1st flr mas- cept Ranch on 3 acs. 4 BRs, 2 BAs, 3+ shouldw/in-law apt ina gift tax deduction. BR home. Sunroom w/Glenwood
2 car garage, unfinished bonus the plan
maintaining federal and state permitster suite,success. The other goals of car gar w/walk-up storage + a partially car garage, new roof. 5 acre lot abuts cookstove, FP in living room. Pristine
for access to wilderness, advising per- room. $269,900 conserving more land in the area;
include finished daylight bsmt. Please makePineland. payable to Martha T. Harris/Gorham Times Scholarship
checks inground pool. $199,000
mitting for international educational reaching more people on the importance and note Martha Harris Scholarship on the lower left. Please mail contribu-
programs, and spearheading diversity of conservation; improving user experi- tions to Gorham Times, PO Box 401, Gorham, ME 04038. Your tax-deductible
strategies for the organization. ences on public properties; and strength- contribution will help a student fulfill his or her dreams, which would have
Since 2001, Jackson has worked for ening stewardship practices.
made Martha very happy.
The Nature Conservancy of Maine. As 39 Main Street
For more information about PRLT www.pogorealty.com
Diversity Program Director, he pio-
Gorham (207) 839-3300
rEAL ESTATE PrOFESSIONALS CONTINuED
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O’Leary & Saxby Group Office 207.892.0900
46 Lotts Drive Willis
Windham, Me 04062 Real Estate
www.olearysaxby.com Steven Forrest Hamblen
50 Sewall St, 2nd flr Broker/Sales
Portland, ME 04102 Cell 615.400.4818
Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated Hamblensteven@yahoo.com
Steve Hamilton—Realtor® Steve Hamilton—Realtor®
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A Race for Her Daughter
By caitlin l. gong
Turner Syndrome Foundation
Kathy Caron of Gorham is a mother
on a mission. She is participating with
the Turner Syndrome Foundation by
running the New Jersey Marathon May
5th in honor of her daughter, Brooke,
a sophomore at Gorham High School.
Caron is traveling all the way from Maine
for this event because she has found a
lack of support in Maine and throughout
New England for Turner Syndrome. “For
six years, I have tried reaching out and
Photo courtesy of the Caron family
found nothing,” Caron said.
Caron also decided to take Brooke Brooke (left) and her mother kathy Caron. Donations accepteD for aDmission - free parking
and her family to New Jersey to partici- superviseD chilD crafting area
pate in the marathon because Caron had mer. Brooke will also be studying and For more information contact Lisa Petruccelli at
seen the work that the Turner Syndrome shadowing at Harvard and Tufts.” firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-780-5328
Foundation was doing in the community Caron added that running the New
and around the country to advocate and Jersey marathon has great personal
create awareness of Turner Syndrome. significance to her and her family:
The event will also give Brooke a “For six years we have searched for
chance to meet other girls with Turner support and for someone we could
Syndrome and their families. talk to regarding all the changes and
Brooke was diagnosed with Turner what to expect. It wasn’t until recent-
Syndrome at 10 years old after going ly that we met a family who had just
for her annual checkup. Caron found out their daughter had Turner
conducted an online search about Syndrome. After speaking to Brooke’s
short stature and discovered Turner doctors, we continue to learn there
Syndrome. Realizing that Brooke are patients out there as well as girls
had all of the symptoms of Turner and women who have also gone
Syndrome, Caron asked to have a undiagnosed. It is important because
karyotype test done, which led to we not only want Brooke to see she
her diagnosis. is not alone, but also to raise aware-
Affecting one in 2,000 females, the ness here in Maine and New England.
condition occurs when one of the Being part of this team has already
two X chromosomes normally found caught the attention of many and is
in females is missing or incomplete. about to reach so many more!”
Although the exact cause of Turner The marathon will also help Caron
Syndrome is unknown, it appears to fulfill a promise she made to her father
occur as a result of a random error dur- who was left paralyzed after a stroke:
ing the division of sex cells. He asked if she believed she could
Since Caron’s husband is 6’4” and run an Ironman Triathlon. Brooke’s
because of her daughter’s age upon father died after Brooke was diagnosed
diagnosis, it was decided Brooke with Turner Syndrome, and since his
would not have growth hormone death, Caron has participated in a few
shots. Brooke even said, “God made sprint triathlons, two half Ironmans,
me this way. I will grow the way He a number of 5Ks, and still has the full
wants me to grow.” Ironman promise to keep.
Brooke’s biggest health issue was Caron has gone through a health
her ears, which were left damaged ordeal of her own as she is a cancer
from too many tubes and scar tissue. survivor and has been a part of the
She had a major ear surgery at Boston cancer survivor triathlon training
Children’s Hospital by an ear, nose, groups in Maine. She is training for
and throat doctor. Brooke has not had the marathon while also interning to
any heart or kidney issues but has reg- become a personal trainer and health
ular checkups to assess her heart and coach in Maine. The treadmill and
kidney functions. Her doctors are very snowshoeing have also been major
well informed on Turner Syndrome, parts of her exercise routine.
which Caron calls a blessing. “Brooke’s story is an inspiration to
Brooke is vibrant and very active. others with Turner Syndrome,” Caron
“She is in her high school band and said. “She is a girl with many strengths
plays the flute,” Caron said. “She was and accomplishments and has a great
also part of the cheerleading team this support system behind her.”
winter, plays lacrosse, is in honors To find out more about the Turner
classes, and was recently invited to Syndrome Foundation, visit www.tsfu-
participate in the Youth Leadership sa.org, call (800) 594-4585, or e-mail
Forum on Medicine in Boston this sum- email@example.com.
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Corporate Records Service Scam Courtesy of the Gorham Police Department
department oF the Secretary of State’s office wants to alert
Secretary oF State all entities of this deceptive solicitation to
prevent entities from feeling compelled
The Secretary of State’s office has to complete the form and send pay-
received calls regarding the legitimacy ment to a mailing center post office box
address by the deadline on the form.
Fanciful Fowl Causes Emergency Call
of solicitations that are being mailed
to numerous Maine corporations from Annual Reports are required to be filed
a company named Corporate Records with the Secretary of State’s office on or
Service. These solicitations urge cor- before June 1st of each year. Secretary
porations to file information and send Dunlap encourages all entities on record day road caller reported that a peacock was standing on the side of the road.
payment in the amount of $125.00 by with the Secretary of State’s office to
a certain date in order to complete review “Filing Requirement Reminders”
corporate meeting minutes on behalf available on the web at: http://www. Hemlock drive caller reported his wife sible deceased animal on the side of the
of the corporation. maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/helpful.html. had been missing for 30 days. road. object was a trash bag.
These solicitations also include statute Additionally, please keep in mind
citations regarding corporate records that any official notice received from Crestwood drive caller reported a suspi- Caller reported that the fire truck being
and annual meetings. At first glance, this the Secretary of State’s office will con- cious vehicle. A male operator got out towed was causing a traffic hazard.
solicitation may look official; however, tain the Maine state seal, the Secretary of the vehicle and apparently went under
of State’s name, and contact informa- caller’s deck. Straw road caller reported a vehicle had
some of the information being requested
tion for the Bureau of Corporations, been driving up and down the road for the
is not required to be filed with the
Elections and Commissions. Mitchell Hill road caller reported a sus- past 5-10 minutes.
Secretary of State. Maine corporations are
For more information, contact Division picious male subject wearing a gas mask
not required to file corporate minutes Mosher road caller would like to speak
with the Secretary of State’s office. The of Corporations at (207) 624-7752. and standing in the middle of the road.
with an officer regarding a male subject
Lover’s Lane caller stated that over $800 who took their keys and left them strand-
had been taken out of their account with- ed in another town.
The gorham Times
Shaws Mill road caller reported that a
Mallison Street caller reported a suspi- male from a frozen food company came
cious vehicle had been parked in front of to their residence, and caller loaned the
their residence all night and they did not male a grow light. Male subject is refus-
know to whom it belonged. ing to return the light.
Mahlon Avenue caller reported a squir- Caller reported that they apprehended
rel had been hit and was still alive. Caller three male juveniles who were smashing
The Gorham Times is searching for
requested someone take care of it. milk jugs in the store.
Main Street caller wanted an officer to Washburn drive caller dialed 911 to
volunteer writers and office help. respond to their residence regarding accu-
sations that they had stolen a tv.
report that someone had littered on their
Small commitment, low pressure, lots of fun. old orchard road caller reported that Line road caller reported a brawl.
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State Police received a 911 call of
or call 839-8390 Winterberry Lane caller requested to
speak with an officer as their vehicle,
a fight where a male subject from
narragansett Street screamed “Get PD
which had been involved in an accident, here now.”
was towed to the wrong place.
Clearview drive resident received a call
Green Street man was arrested for oui. from a male subject who stated if caller
Fatigue? Chronic Illness? went to WalMart and got a Green Dot
Little Wing Lane caller advised that there card, he would deliver $800,000 to them.
was a male subject from the oil company
causing a disturbance. Flaggy Meadow road caller advised there
was a vehicle with the hazards on and
Gray road caller reported they recorded someone in face down in a snow bank.
Next Nu on camera a male subject shoplifting.
Worksh ion Caller on the Windham side of dundee
op South Gorham Crossing caller reported
April 24 Park heard several gunshots and a
a female subject causing a commotion in woman screaming “no! no! no!”
. the parking lot.
in separate incidents, a Main Street man
Caller requested to speak with an officer and a Main Street woman were arrested
Dr. Joseph M. Kerwin regarding a male subject who states caller for domestic violence assault.
164 Main Street, Gorham stole his dog.
A Georgia man was arrested for oui.
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valerie Salamone McGill and Jeffrey r. McGill of Gorham would like to
announce the engagement of their daughter Mia Lorraine Salamone
McGill to Corey Allen Gomes son of Bonnie and Al Day of Gorham.
david Hamilton, shown on right, of Gorham has
been elected a vice president of Clark insurance.
With more than 25 years of experience in the life
and health insurance business, Hamilton leads
the employee benefits group.
Turner Barker insurance, a wholly owned sub-
sidiary of Gorham Savings Bank, will merge with
Clark insurance according to Gorham Savings
Bank President Christopher Emmons and Clark
insurance President kenneth ross.
A Gorham Community electronic Waste recycling day sponsored by the
Cumberland County volunteers in Police Service will be held on Saturday,
May 11 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. tv’s, computers, printers, scanners, fax
machines, stereo equipment, vCr, DCD, CD players, cell phones, cameras
and telephones will be collected behind the Gorham Fire Department, 27
Main St., Gorham.
local Graphic Artist and Designer erin Flett, of Studio E Flett Design,
is featured in the May 2013 issue of Country living Magazine. Flett’s
hand-screened textiles are featured on pillows, bags, wall art and
The Gorham High School Civil rights Team will hold a talent Show on
Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the McCormack Performing Arts Center.
The Gorham/Westbrook TriAd, composed of community people working
with seniors and law enforcement
officers, will meet on Friday, Apr. 12
a series of funny
at the Gorham Town Hall at 8:45 a.m.
and sad love stories
to learn how you can help senior
– some gone wrong
citizens in your community, call David
Garthe, 839-5407, or Doris Ames, and others gone right
839-2948. – exploring the com-
plications of romance
the north Gorham Poetry and in the suburban
Prose Writing Group will hold their jungle. from a bride-
Annual reading of work by members to-be whose literally
on Friday, Apr. 19 at 7 p.m. in the cold feet are holding
Carnes Community room at north up her marriage,
Gorham uCC Church. the public to a career-minded
is welcome to attend at no charge. couple who forgot
Writings are of several types of to have a baby, this
poetry or prose as short stories or world premiere pro-
even the beginnings of novels. FMi, duction is a romantic
892-6217. comedy for imperfect
lovers and dreamers.
Continued on next Page
a new play from
illustration by daniel Minter
actor, John Cariani,
author of Last Gas
and Almost, Maine.
supported in part by an
award from the national
endowment for the arts.
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the Gorham Business exchange will hold its annual meeting on including sampling and recipes. lunch is provided. Proceeds are to help
Thursday, Apr. 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Spire 29 on the Square, 29 raise funds for trek Across Maine, which supports the American lung
School Street. the featured speaker, Charles Colgan, will present “looking Association. FMi, email@example.com or 856-2537.
Ahead: Maine’s Economic Forecast.” Advance registration requested. FMI,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 892-5515. ON-gOINg EVENTS
The Lakes region Senior Center, 40 Acorn St, Gorham, offers a variety
the Gorham Art Alliance is hosting its “3rd Annual Gorham's Got talent" of daily activities and drop-in classes for seniors. Stop in for morning cof-
show on Saturday, May 11 at the Gorham Middle School. this is a fam- fee or play pickleball, poker, bingo or cribbage. Join in on exercise, watch
ily/community themed fundraising show for the Gorham Arts Alliance a movie or learn to knit. FMi, 274-3537.
and odyssey of the Mind teams. FMi and to schedule appt. call Jeffrey
Carpenter at 749-2837 or email@example.com. the Southern Maine Agency on Aging is open on Thursday, 9 a.m.-1:30
p.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Gorham to help seniors with ques-
the Third Annual into the Mud Challenge at Gorham Middle School will tions regarding Medicare benefits, prescription drug programs, property
be held on Sunday, Apr. 28 and once again hosted by the uSM Sports tax and rent rebates and more. FMi, call SMAA at 396-6500.
Management Program. the event features 2.5 miles of mud pits to tra-
verse and a series of challenging obstacles with an emphasis on getting uSM NOTES
muddy and having a great time! FMi, www.intothemudchallenge.com. Sarah McCullough of Gorham is one of 15 uSM art students showcas-
ing their work in the uSM Art Department’s BFA Senior thesis Exhibition,
the Lions Club is in search of a few volunteers to help with the hanging which will be open to the public Apr. 12-May 3 in the uSM Art Gallery,
of flags in the Main Street Flag Program in Gorham. Also, if anyone wish- Gorham campus. Gallery hours are 12 p.m.-4 p.m., tuesday-Sunday.
es to donate or purchase a flag ($50) with engraved nameplate in memory Admission is free. FMi, 780-5008 or usm.maine.edu/gallery.
of a loved one, please contact norm Wedge at 839-6569.
University of Maine Cooperative extension offers a 10-class Master Food
Preserver Training Course beginning June 13 on Thursdays from 5:30-
Pictured are dancers from the dance Studio of Maine in Gorham who 8:30 p.m. at Gorham Middle School. The fee for this course is based on
were awarded with the Class Act Award for Sportsmanship at a recent income. FMi, 781-6099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
turn it up dance competition, which featured ME, nH, and MA studios.
this is the second year that Dance Studio has won this award. the USM Theater department presents “orlando,” virginia Woolf’s gen-
der-bending satire, Apr. 19-28 at russell Hall, Gorham campus. Mature
content/adult themes. $8/$11/$15. FMi, 780-5151.
U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins and President of the Bernard osher
Foundation Mary G.F. Bitterman will be the speakers at the USM com-
mencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, in the Costello
Sports Complex, Gorham campus.
CLOSE TO HOME
the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook,
serves a Community Meal open to the public every thursday at noon. $5pp.
Chicken with stuffing will be served on Apr. 11 and baked chicken on Apr. 18.
the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church, 810 Main St., Westbrook, will
serve a Public Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, Apr. 13 from 5-6 p.m. $8/$3.
Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish celebrates their 25th Anniversary by
South Gorham Baptist Church located at 53 County road will host a nine- presenting “Hold on, Molly!” for the first time since their opening season
week financial course offered by Dave ramsey beginning Sunday, Apr. 28 in 1988. Show runs from Apr. 12-21. $16/$14. FMi, 207-642-3743.
at 4 p.m. FMi, call Dave Berrill at 839-3457.
Auditions for the musical 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will
Great Falls Construction of Gorham is celebrating its 25 years in business be held at Schoolhouse Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. on Apr. 15 and Apr. 16.
with a “new t-shirt design contest.” the Great Falls team of employees will FMi, terri Plummer, 329-0746.
wear the winning design. Submit construction-themed artwork on 8 ½” x
GHS Alumni and Percussionist kate Beever will perform in a benefit din-
11” white paper in color or black and white. include name, address, phone
ner concert for Bonney Memorial library in Cornish on Sunday, Apr. 14.
number and a brief description of what inspired your design. Submissions
the concert will be held at krista's restaurant, Cornish. FMi, 838-2756.
due by May 15. Mail to Great Falls Construction, Attention: Cindy & Val,
20 Mechanic St., Gorham, ME 04013. FMi, 839-2744. The Windham Historical Society will present a PowerPoint talk about
Moses Greenleaf, Maine’s first mapmaker on Monday, Apr. 22, 7 p.m. at
The Gorham Lions Club will hold its fifth 5k/10k road race in Gorham 234 Windham Center road, Windham. FMi, call linda 650-7484.
on Apr. 20. Proceeds will benefit local lions projects and scholarships.
to donate to make this race a success or FMi, contact norman Wedge at Try carriage driving or long lining–A benefit for Standardbred Pleasure
email@example.com or 839-6569. Horse org. of Maine– with clinician robyn Cuffey on Apr. 21 starting at 9 a.m.
Sebago Brewing Company will hold their Fourth Annual Brewing for a at Photo Finish Farm, 244 rankin road, Buxton. 45-minute sessions are $55 or
Cause on April 20. tickets are $100 and will include a full day of brewing $65 for non-members, auditing $10. FMi, firstname.lastname@example.org or 929-6562.
• April 13th NRA Basic Pistol
Spring C • May 1st and 4th
MDFA Defensive Carbine 1
• May 18th NRA Basic Pistol
• May 19th NRA Defensive Pistol
• June 16th NRA Defensive Pistol
We give you practical
hands on training as well
as theory in the classroom. Visit us at
Our limited class size gives
to register or call 207-310-8603
you more personal attention.
for more information
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THurSDAY, APr. 11 DAYCArE
• uSM Youth Ensembles Spring instrumental Concert, 7 p.m., Merrill
Friend’S korner dAYCAre, licensed Home Daycare. openings for ages 6 weeks to 12 yrs.
Auditorium, Portland. $6/$3. FMi, 780-5555.
north Gorham area. reasonable rates, snacks and meals provided. Call tammy 892-3468.
• Early release for grades k-12.
FrIDAY, APr. 12 MuSIC LESSONS
• uSM Graduate School of Music Showcase recital, 8 p.m., Corthell
VoiCe And PiAno lessons at my Gorham studio. BA in Music Ed. Call Paul 839-4628.
Concert Hall, Gorham campus. Free. FMi, 780-5555.
• no school for grades k-12. teacher in-service. PiAno LeSSonS. All Ages. Patient, experienced educated teacher. Call P. Gates, 839-6141.
SATurDAY, APr. 13 Free trial lesson.
• uSM Annual Honors recital, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall. Free. FMi, PET SITTINg
SuNDAY, APr. 14 www.petsittinginmaine.com. no crates here! 24/7 doG WALkS. Dogs under 40 pounds.
• uSM Concert Band, 2 p.m., McCormack Performing Arts Center, GHS.
$6/$3. FMi 780-5555. LANDSCAPINg
TuESDAY, APr. 16
• rug Braiding Course, Baxter library, 9-11 a.m. Materials provided by SPrinG iS Here. Give us a call for your cleanup, mulching, and mowing needs. We also
install stone patios/walkways, plant trees and much more. Fully insured and free estimates.
Gorham Art Alliance.
Call Chris of Chris Woods landscaping at 839-4604 office or 615-3663 cell or check us out
• Grandparent’s Day Story Time, Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. All online at WoodsExcavatingllC.com
ages. Crafts and snacks.
WEDNESDAY, APr. 17 SErVICES
• Game Day at Baxter library, come by yourself or with friends to enjoy
inTerior And eXTerior PAinTinG. Specializing in older homes. low rates, quality work.
board games, 1:30-6 p.m. Free estimates. Call Dave Hall, 929-4469.
• Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1-2:30 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church.
All are welcome. FMi, 839-4857. iriSH CLeAninG LAdY looking for some new jobs. i really enjoy cleaning. Good ref. Free
estimates. Call Candy leavitt, 839-2368.
• Senior Community Meal, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church,
$3.50. Everyone welcome. FMi, 839-4857. CLeAninG PoSiTion sought by local mother and daughter. Every other week avail.
• Toddlers in the Library, for children under 3 yrs., 10-10:30 a.m., No. references available. Call Pat after 2 p.m. 839-6827.
Gorham Public library, 2 Standish neck rd. FMi, 892-2575. HoMe CLeAninG from top to bottom and everything in between. Perfect references. FMi,
THurSDAY, APr. 18 838-0132.
• Baby and Me Story Time, 0-18 mos., Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m.
• Pet rock Day, Baxter library, make your own pet rock, 1-4 p.m. YArD SALE
• Gorham Food Pantry, 9-11 a.m., located in St. Anne's Catholic Church 3-FAMilY GArAGE Sale, Friday, Apr. 12 & Saturday, Apr. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Furniture,
parking lot. antiques, fabric, quilts, books, audio books, tools, toys, clothing, gardening. 215 Wescott
FrIDAY, APr. 19 road (off rt.114 n), Gorham.
• uSM Composers Showcase Concert, 8 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall,
Gorham campus. $6/$3 FMi 780-5555.
SATurDAY, APr. 20
• lego Club, Baxter library, all ages. Bring your own bricks or play with Calendar events listed can be found at:
ours. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St.
• uSM Chorale Spring Concert, 5 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham Corthell Concert Hall, USM, 37 College Ave.
campus. $6/$3 FMi 780-5555.
TuESDAY, Apr. 23 Gorham Food Pantry,
• rug Braiding Course, Baxter library, 9-11 a.m. Materials provided by St. Anne's Catholic Church parking lot, 299 Main St.
Gorham Art Alliance.
McCormack Performing Arts Center, GHS, 41 Morrill Ave.
• Pre-School Story Time, ages 3-5 yrs., Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, APr. 24 Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St., Portland
• Prayer Shawl Knitting Group, 1-2:30 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church. no. Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish neck rd.
All are welcome. FMi, 839-4857.
• Senior Community Meal, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church, St. Anne's Catholic Church, 299 Main St.
$3.50. Everyone welcome. FMi, 839-4857.
• Toddlers in the Library, for children under 3 yrs., 10-10:30 a.m., No.
Gorham Public library, 2 Standish neck rd. FMi, 892-2575.
THurSDAY, APr. 25
• Baby and Me Story Time, 0-18 mos., Baxter Library, 9:30 a.m.
• toddler time, 18-36 mos., Baxter library, 10 a.m. SUBSCRIPTIONS
• Baxter Memorial library Sewing Club, ages 7 and older, Baxter library,
$15/year in Maine / $20 out of state
• Gorham Food Pantry, located in St. Anne's Catholic Church parking lot,
• USM Big Band Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham
campus. $6/$3 FMi 780-5555. Address: ___________________________
CRMA/PSS NEEDED — PART-TIME EVENINGS __________________________________
The Gorham House is looking for CRMA’s to fill part-time evening positions for Amount enclosed: $__________________
our 5pm to 9pm and 6pm to 10pm shifts up to 5 days a week including every
other weekend. These are 20 hour positions that include 2nd and weekend shift
differentials. These positions are perfect for anyone looking for off hour shifts or
a second job.
Per-Diem CRMA/PSS are always welcome. P.O. Box 401
Stop by to fill out an application at: Gorham, ME 04038
Gorham House - Attn: Judy Cox, 50 New Portland Rd., Gorham, ME 04038
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