Campers visit Smiling Hill

Gorham Recreation Department summer camps for children for Grades 1 and 6 visited Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook last week.

The campers learned about the operation of a dairy farm and sampled some of the products produced at Smiling Hill farm. The tour was aimed at encouraging youth to learn more about local foods.

The visit was supported by a Summer Youth Farm Program Grant awarded to Gorham Recreation from Communities Promoting Health, a program of PROP – People’s Regional Opportunity, according to Gail Platts, administrative assistant of Gorham Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information about Gorham Parks and Recreation, call 222-1630; e-mail [email protected] or visit

Concert at gazebo

Music on Tuesday

Jimmy Jo & Jumbo Ayuhs will be in concert 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the gazebo on the lawn at Gorham Public Safety, 270 Main St. The concert is part of a free summer concert series sponsored by Gorham Parks and Recreation Department.

On dean’s list

Andrew Dresser has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.

Dresser is majoring in music.

Earns degree

Eileen Jenkins received a bachelor’s degree in movement and sports studies last month from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Jenkins is a 2004 graduate of Gorham High School.

To attend SMCC

Andrew S. Barker, son of Stephen and Sara (Fogg) Barker, will attend Southern Maine Community College this fall. Barker graduated in June from Westbrook High School, where he was a commercial truck driving student in the Westbrook Regional Vocational Center.

Barker, who was given an outstanding student award, acquired a Class A driver’s license. As a senior, he earned college credit as a recipient of the Early College for Me program and took a class at SMCC.

Beekeeping seminar

Marc Plaisted will teach about bees and beekeeping on Wednesday, July 23, from 10-11 a.m., at Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St. For more information or to register (space is limited), call 839-5031

Happy birthday U.S. taxpayers

Two days before the United States observed Independence Day, the U.S. Bureau of Public Debt reported on July 2 that the U.S. public debt was $9,473,062,472,197.15, which is trillions.

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