Congratulations ?to Hannah

On May 14, Hannah M. Gallagher, daughter of Bridget and David Gallagher of Windham, graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation. She is a 2007 graduate of Windham High School. She has been accepted into the Master’s of Occupational Therapy graduate program at the University of Southern Maine in the fall of 2011. Hannah is the granddaughter of David and Joan Tobin and John and Yvonne Gallagher, all of Windham.

Directors needed

Windham School Age Child Care Board of Directors seeks two people to serve on the board. WSACC serves school-aged children in Windham and Raymond, operating programs at four school sites. Meetings are held four to six times a year to oversee management of the nonprofit organization. For more information, call Donna Cobb at 892-2002.

New to Medicare?

If you’re retiring soon (within a year), and will be signing up for Medicare insurance, you may want to attend a free Medicare seminar to find out what it’s all about. Even if you are receiving Medicare, this is a good opportunity to learn more. Call Southern Maine Agency on Aging, 396-6500 and make an appointment. In June, SMAA is offering four seminars in Windham. Welcome to Medicare will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, June 7 and June 21 and One-on-One Appointments are available on the same dates, from noon to 3 p.m. All are held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham. Six trained volunteers, four of them from Windham, make these appointments possible. Bring your Medicare card, Social Security number, list of drugs and quantities you take, your income and asset information (you may qualify for reduced costs) and current health insurance information.


The public is invited to attend the Windham/Raymond Adult Education graduation on Thursday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, Windham High School. Summer course and program listing is available at the website, or by calling 892-1819.

Yard sales

Windham Kiwanis will hold a barn and yard sale Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 745 River Road. The “leftovers,” if any, will be sold on Sunday, May 29 – same hours. Phil Moody tells us there will be everything except clothing.

On Saturday, May 28, Windham Historical Society is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 458 Gray Road (the Village Green property) in Windham Center. Furniture including a maple kitchen table and four chairs, recliner, end tables, hammock, king-size maple headboard, dishes, glasses and household items. Watch for signs – park in the field beside the road. Proceeds benefit the future Living History Center.

Rocks and minerals

The latest display at Windham Public Library is a selection of rocks and minerals from the collection of Ashley Elder of Windham. She became interested in geology at age seven and has been collecting all her life. Stop in and see this interesting and colorful collection of fossils, shells, minerals and rocks, on display through July 30. The library is at 217 Windham Center Road. For current hours and directions, call 892-1908.

Food drive to fill truck

American Legion Post 148 will hold a food drive at Walmart on Saturday, May 28 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. A military 2-1/2 ton truck will be filled with nonperishable food items. The Post will also collect canned goods following the parade and ceremony at the high school on Memorial Day.

Poppy campaign

Buddy Poppy campaign is the weekend of May 29-30. Veterans will be at Walmart and Lowe’s giving bright red poppies to one and all. Donations received for this effort are restricted for direct veteran support. Today, with our soldiers in harm’s way all over the planet, much support is needed. Give generously.

Memorial Day

The parade kicks off at 9:15 a.m. at the Town Office. A memorial service follows at 10 a.m. at the Windham High School and will include reading of the names of fallen veterans over the past year. Ceremonies will be followed by an open house at Windham Veterans Center at noon, with refreshments (hamburgers, hotdogs and ice cream), and will include blue flag banner presentations at 1 p.m. A brief military service for Harry Lang in the Memorial garden will conclude the events.

Windham Raymond Performing Arts Alliance

The WRPAA meets on Wednesday, June 1, at 6 p.m. in the Athletic Conference room at Windham High School. The group supports the high school performing arts in RSU 14 (Windham and Raymond). The Alliance helps in areas including photography, set building, props, ushering, concessions, raffles and many other events. Entering freshmen who are interested in the performing arts or the technology that is part of it, are invited to attend a meeting and find out more about how to help at Summerfest, fall musicals and more. For more information call Pat Hutchinson, 662-2919 or 831-0116.

Plants, garden supplies wanted

The Windham Historical Society at 234 Windham Center Road, is holding a plant and garden sale in conjunction with an open house on Saturday, June 4. Donations of seedlings, both vegetable and flower, as well as plant pots and containers, decorative garden “stuff” and tools may be dropped off at the Society on Friday, June 3. Hours for the plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Open House will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are separating your perennials or thinning out your hosta, lilies and the like, the Society would appreciate contributions for the sale. Call Linda at 655-3421.

Leaf and brush disposal

Public Works will be open through 4 p.m. on Monday, June 13, for residents to drop off leaves and brush. Separate your leaves from the brush. There is an area for each and is marked with signs. If you bring leaves bagged up, dump the leaves and take the bags with you. Public Works is on Windham Center Road not far from the library and town hall.

Thrift Shop

North Windham Union Church Thrift Shop is open Wednesday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. at the church on Route 302 near Boody’s Corner. Bargains for you on a variety of items. Check it out!

Books wanted

Windham Hill UCC is holding a used book and DVD sale on Saturday, June 4, and is looking for donations. No textbooks, please. Gently used hard and soft cover books, DVDs and CDs may be dropped off anytime, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. For more information, call Sylvia Sullivan at 655-3559 or [email protected]

Book group meets

The Book Group will meet on Tuesday, May 31, at 6:15 p.m. at the Windham Public Library. The book to be discussed is “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America,” by Erik Larson. Please contact Barbara if you are interested, 892-1908.

Chicken barbecue

Join the Windham Land Trust on Saturday, June 4, for another wonderful chicken cook-out at Friend’s Church, Route 202, across from the Public Safety Building. Good eating starts at 5 p.m. and will end when the last chicken is served. Tickets are $10 each. The dinners consist of half a chicken, homemade potato salad, cole slaw, pie, roll, cranberry sauce and beverage. Eat inside or takeout containers available.

As Memorial Day approaches, Don Rogers, a Windham veteran, places a flag on a veteran’s grave at Chase Cemetery in Windham. Rogers started putting flags on veterans’ graves with his father and uncle in 1946 – before he was a member of the American Legion. He remembers “there were fewer graves to decorate and most of the new graves (back then) were World War I veterans.” Later, as American Legion Commander of Post 148 in Windham, he coordinated marking the graves. He said, “At one time or another I have placed flags on every grave of a veteran in Windham. Now, after 65 years, I have to train others to do the job.” (Courtesy photo by David Tanguay)

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