Like many women, new clothes always perk me up in the middle of winter. But also like many, my “clothes” budget is dismal! Windham Clothes Closet is a wonderful place to find coats, snowsuits, jackets and winter clothing for all ages, as well as footwear, pocketbooks, and anything from blue jeans to sequined sweaters. Everything is free. The closet is open from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, including residents of neighboring towns, by calling 892-1931. The Clothes Closet is at the same location as the Food Pantry, on Route 202, across from Friends Church and adjacent to the Public Safety Building.

Bob Marley

Comedian Bob Marley will appear at 7 p.m., March 18 at Windham High School. Proceeds will benefit Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors fuel fund and Camp Sunshine. Tickets are $15 and available at Corsetti’s, Hoggy’ s Market and Windham High School store.

Book Group

The Windham Public Library Book Group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:15 p.m. at the library for a “Reader’s Choice.” Come to the meeting ready to share a book you have read, fiction or non-fiction. For more information, call Barbara at the library, 892-1908.

Book Talk

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, local author Walter W. Bannon will present a book talk on his recent work, “The White Pocketbook: Memories of World War II in Belgium” at 2 p.m. in the meeting room at the Windham Public Library. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. For more information, call Barbara at the library at 892-1908.

Cancer Support

An informal meeting of the Windham Cancer Support Group will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Windham Public Library on Monday, Feb. 25. All those who have dealt with cancer as a victim, survivor or caregiver will find a relaxed meeting atmosphere to get to know others and share experiences. Call 892-7750 for directions or if you have questions, or go to Facebook.

Bean Supper

An all-you-can-eat baked bean supper will be held at the White Rock Community Club on Saturday, March 2, from 4:30-6 p.m. The menu includes baked beans, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, salads, biscuits and homemade desserts. Adults $8, children $3.

Military Benefits

On Wednesday, Feb. 27, Veterans Service Officer Phyllis D’Orsay is available at the Windham Veterans Center, as she is on the second and fourth Wednesdays every month, from 9 a.m. until noon. She assists veterans, widows of veterans and dependents with questions about benefits and other information. If you have questions of a military nature, stop in and get some answers. No appointment is needed.

40th Reunion

The 40th reunion of the Class of 1973 will be held at Rustler’s Steak House in Windham on July 20 at 6 p.m. For more information, call Sue Witonis, 655-4426, email [email protected]; or Donna Morton, 655-3581, [email protected].

Heat Windham

Donations last week to Neighbors Helping Windham Neighbors included $300 from the high school’s collections! Super job and much appreciated. Members of the Neighbors were handing out brochures and Clynk bags at the grocery store and also collecting donations. Generous donations are appreciated from Dr. Jane Pringle and an anonymous donation from the Neighbors’ website. This has been an extremely busy season for the Neighbors, whose goal is to help Windham residents in dire need of heat.

1,200 Items

On the 100th day of school, Windham Primary School Food Drive saw 1,200 items collected for the food pantry. Champion classes were Mrs. Whynot’s Kindergarten, Mrs. Rice and McCormack’s first-grade, Mrs. Hawthorne’s second-grade and Mr. Muster’s third-grade. Thanks to each person who helped.


On Thursday, Feb. 28, Bill Diamond will host Speakout on Windham’s local Channel 7 at 7 p.m. This month’s topic will be a new education rule prohibiting the restraining of students. You are welcome to call in with your questions during the show at 892-0546. You are also welcome to come to the Windham Town Office, Council Chambers, and be part of the audience.

Free Meal

On Saturday, Feb. 23, a free meal will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Christ Chapel, 37 Northern Pines Road, Raymond. Open to the surrounding communities and all ages are welcome. Menu includes Swedish meatballs, casseroles, salads and desserts. Food is continually served, buffet style.

Flea Market

On Saturday, Feb. 23, a Flea Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Windham Veterans Center. The proceeds will be used to benefit Sue Zemla of Windham in her ongoing battle with scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension.

Work with Animals

The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is recruiting volunteers to help out at its River Road farm and also in the administrative office. Flexible hours, no pay, and the benefits of helping animals that were once abused or neglected. Please visit the website and download a volunteer application today. Questions? Call 892-3040. The Society is a 501(c)3 public charity and receives no public funding. The farm is open to visitors each day from 1-3 p.m.

Alumni Banquet

Windham High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Windham Middle School cafeteria. Doors open at 4 p.m. with dinner. Call Norma at 892-5608 if you have an item to donate for the raffle table. Invitations will be sent by mid-April. The cost this year is $10 per person. Contact Sam Simonson at [email protected] if you have pictures of Bud Finley to share (they will be returned) or if you can make cupcakes or help in some other way. This year’s “honored” classes – 50 years, the class of 1963; 25 years, the Class of 1988. If your class would like to reserve a large table/s, contact Sam.

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