North Gorham Library summer reading program

The North Gorham Public Library will host a free summer reading program for children of all ages at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays in July.

The reading program is entitled “Get Your Paws on a Good Book.” Jonathan Cooper, a local violin-maker, will play fiddle music on July 6; Zabby’s Traveling Farm Animals will be at the library on July 13; and storyteller Jody Fein will entertain on July 20.

Librarian Virginia Rundell said all children participating in the program would receive ticket vouchers for the Sea Dogs and Trolley Museum along with snacks provided by McDonald’s and a certificate of participation.

The library is at 2 Standish Neck Road in North Gorham. For more information, call Rundell at 892-2575.

Gagnon on dean’s list

Danielle H. Gagnon has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.

Gagnon is the daughter of David and Judy Gagnon.

She is a junior majoring in psychology.

Foley Springfield graduate

Meghann Foley recently graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.

Foley earned a bachelor’s degree.

Summer gazebo concerts

Gorham Recreation Department has announced a series of seven free concerts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays at the gazebo next to the Municipal Center on Main Street.

Acoustic Motion will play easy listening along with rock and roll on June 27; Royal River Philharmonic Jazz, July 11; Chandler’s Band, jazz and swing, July 18; Common Ground Band, rock and roll, family tunes, July 25; Rog & Ray, beach tunes, Aug. 1; Delta Knights, Aug. 8; and Dan Grady’s Marvelous Marrionettes, Aug. 15.

Concertgoers can take lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner.

July summer festival set

The Gorham Recreation Department and Saint Anne’s Catholic Church are sponsoring the three-day Summer Festival 06 on July 28, 29 and 30 with activities at Narragansett Field and the gazebo, which are adjacent to the Municipal Center on Main Street, and at the church, 299 Main St.

Events include a parade, softball and co-ed kickball tournaments, fair booths, entertainment, Smokey’s Greater Shows, chicken barbecue and fireworks.

For more information, call Gorham Recreation Department at 839-5034.

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Whittaker named to Montalvo post

The Montalvo Corporation of 50 Hutcherson Drive, Gorham, has named Glen Whittaker as senior electrical engineer.

Whittaker is responsible for developing computer-based test systems, databases, and electrical systems for new products such as load cells and other electronic web control equipment.

Prior to going to Montalvo, Whittaker was a senior field products system data analyst for Idexx Laboratories where he developed a variety of databases with a user-friendly interface for use in tracking field returns. He also served as project engineer with Vishay BLH Electronics in Canton, Mass., where he was able to improve the quality and performance of existing products for the weighing industry. He developed test procedures and manufacturing drawings to ISO standards.

Whittaker worked closely with contract manufacturers to reduce downtime due to component obsolescence.

For two years, he was the manufacturing engineer with MicroE Systems in Natick, Mass., where he designed and implemented computer-based test systems and developed and implemented a test database.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology and an associate’s degree in the applied science of electronics. He lives in Poland with his wife, Nadine, and son Elias.

Wormwood recognized

Town employee David Wormwood, who has recently retired, received a five-year pin for his service from Town Manager David Cole.

Artist to display work

Cheryl Johnson, formerly of Gorham, will have her artwork on display July 7 through August 3 at Geno’s on Congress Street in Portland.

Johnson graduated from Gorham High School in 1973 and Maine College of Art in 2000. She lives in Bridgton.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of Debt reported on Thursday, June 22, that the U.S. public debt was $8,339,777,349,882.77.


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