Office hours

The Town Office in Durham hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday closed and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 353-2561.

CEO available

The town’s codes enforcement officer will be available from 5-7 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 27, at the Town Office.

Town GOP meet

The Durham Republican Committee will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Shiloh Chapel, 38 Beulah Lane, Durham. All registered Republicans are welcome.

Community center committee meeting

The Eureka Community Center Committee meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Durham Eureka Community Center. All are welcome. The committee is looking for members.

Giving Tree applications

Applications are now available at the Durham and Lisbon Town Offices for the Giving Tree. Though the deadline was Nov. 15, applications will still be taken with stipulations. Applications after Nov. 22 will need to be phoned in to 207-353-3000 Ext. 124.

For information in Durham call 207-240-1637 or call 207-353-3000 Ext 124 for Lisbon. Giving Tree tags will be available the Monday after Thanksgiving during business hours at the Durham Town Hall.

Daily raffle raises Fire & Rescue funds

Durham Fire & Rescue, in conjunction with Cabela’s, is hosting its annual gun raffle. Tickets are still available at $20 each. The odds of winning are 1 in 100. Tickets are limited to 3,000. A raffle ticket name will be drawn each day through Nov. 30. Winners will have their choice of gun or gift certificate.

Tickets can be purchased from Durham Fire & Rescue at the station, 353-2473, from any member of the Durham Fire and Rescue and at the Durham Get & Go, 353-9400. Members to contact directly are Scott St. Michel, 207-837-3540, or Keith Russell at 207-837-8748. Proceeds benefit the Fire & Rescue Department.

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

On Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m., there will be an all-faiths Thanksgiving Service at the West Bowdoin Baptist Church on 54 West Road in Bowdoin. Non-perishable foods will be accepted. There will also be a free will offering to benefit LACO Food Pantry. Light refreshments to follow the service.

AMVETS Post 13 seeks members

Are you a veteran or do you know one? Want to belong to an organization that supports other veterans, families and the local community? You’ve earned to right to join the American Veterans organization. Become a member and tell your story. For membership information about Post 13 in Durham, call Chad Burke, 207-798-0956.

Eureka rentals

For rentals at the Eureka Center, contact Nancy Decker at 751-1323. She is now in charge of the Eureka Center scheduling and rentals.

Community center goings-on

The Durham Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, hosts cribbage every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon at the Eureka Center. For more information call the Town Office at 353-2561.

Couponing for the Community meets every other Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cost. Learn the basics including where/how to find and collect coupons; how to organize them in a way that works best for you; and how to begin using them. Pat Provost heads this community project with the hopes that some of the skills acquired will be used to give back to the community by helping families in need.

Registration forms are available at the Durham Town Office or on, which also lists new events and classes.

Those interested in coordinating a particular event or would like to see an event held at the Eureka Community Center, contact the Durham Town Office, 353-2561.

Every year during Fire Prevention Week, Durham Community School grades K-4 visit the fire station for safety presentation and a tour, and the fire department also conducts a coloring contest. At a school assembly, the winners from each grade were presented their certificates. Then on Wednesday Nov. 13, instead of riding the bus to school, they were given a fire truck ride to school. Shown here, from left, are Chief William St. Michel, Firefighter/Advanced EMT Diana Dimock, kindergartner Anna Bundy, fourth-grader Eliza Howe, second-grader Seneca First, third-grader Angel Pillsbury, first-grader Camden Tourigny and Engineer Peter Lowe.Acacia Masonic Lodge 121 in Durham recently held two baked bean suppers, raising $500 for the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach food pantry in Lisbon Falls, and $400 for the Giving Tree in Durham. Here, a check is presented by John A. Ricker, senior warden of Acacia Lodge, to Carol Day and Deacon Gail White of the food pantry.

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