Memorial Day

Remember with respect the men and women who are responsible for protecting and maintaining our freedoms and take a minute or two over the weekend to say “thank you” to a veteran, salute the flag, and explain to a child the reason for the special day. If you don’t make it to the parade Monday morning, then drive up to Windham Veterans Center at noon for the annual open house and picnic-type lunch – free of charge!

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 24, is the annual plant and garden sale at Windham Historical Society. This is a fundraiser for further work on the Village Green, which will be a living history park for all to enjoy. Be sure and visit the 3rd Maine, Co. A Civil War re-enactors who will be camped for the weekend at the Society. The plant sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include all your favorites, perennials, annuals, house plants and much more.

Veterans Services

Jerry Smith, Veteran Service Officer, will be at Windham Veterans Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, May 28, to answer questions about benefits and other information for veterans and their dependents.

Dundee Park Opens

Dundee opens Saturday, May 24, for the weekends and will be open daily beginning June 16. Check out the new addition to the park bathhouse and new handicapped ramp, which was completed last season. The 2014 fees have stayed the same as 2013. A family pass for Windham residents is $45; a pass will allow you and all the people in your vehicle, 15 passenger max, for unlimited visits during the season. Daily fees for residents are $4 adult, $2 per child (non-resident, $5 for adult, $3 for child). Dundee Park is owned and operated by town of Windham and is located off Presumpscot Road. The park phone number is 893-2415 during park hours which are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Passes is available at the Windham Parks and Recreation Office at Town Hall, 8 School Road, or they can be purchased at the Park during park hours. For more information, please call the Windham Parks and Recreation Office at 892-1905 or visit or check Dundee Park on facebook. So enjoy a local outing in your own backyard at Dundee Park.

Bingo at Veterans Center

Every Tuesday through Oct. 28, the Standish Memorial Post 128 sponsors Bingo at the Windham Veterans Center, doors open at 4 p.m.; Bingo at 6:30 p.m., Early Bird at 6:10 p.m. WTA – Pull Tabs – 50/50. Cold drinks, chips, crackers, candy, popcorn.

Good Shepherd Comes to Windham

On Thursday, June 5, from 10 a.m.-noon, Good Shepherd Book-Bank Mobile will be at Windham Food Pantry. This event is open to Windham residents. If you have not already signed up with the pantry, all you need to do is show you are a Windham resident with a lease, CMP or water bill, or something mailed to you. Everyone needs to bring bags or boxes to take the food items home. See you there.

Senior Center

On Monday, June 2, the Lakes Region Senior Center will relocate for the summer to White Rock Grange at 33 Wilson Road (off route 237), Gorham. This is a drop-in center Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with newly built easy access. There will be daily activities and socializing with coffee and refreshments, Events will be publicized. Tuesday the poker players, card games, and crafters meet. The second Tuesday of the month is Craft Tuesday, a craft is taught to those interested. The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the weight support group and chair yoga meet. On Thursdays at 10 a.m. the Bingo games begin. The public is invited to stop in and check us out. For more information, call Cheryl at 892-9879 or Blanche at 892-5604.

She’s Back

Susan Hiltunen recently returned from another annual trip to Augusta, Ga., to visit her sister Betsy and family. Susan was accompanied by her daughter and a grandson. During their seven-day visit, they visited historical sites around Augusta and naturally everyone gathered for a family feast at Old McDonald Fish Camp seafood restaurant in North Augusta, S.C., where they even dined on alligator.

Book Club

The regular Library Book Group is on break, January through May, while the “Making a Living, Making a Life” book group is going on. The next book discussion is Tuesday, May 27, at 6:15 p.m. The group will discuss “Confessions of an Advertising Man” by David Ogilvy. For more information about this program, contact the facilitator, Barbara, at the library or via email at [email protected].

Bob Maurais, owner of ProTeckMe on Route 202 in Windham, demonstrates his civic pride by presenting Dave Tanguay, adjutant of American Legion Field-Allen Post 148, a check for the purchase of flags to be placed along Route 202 from Swett Road to the Windham Public Safety Building. This stretch of road also includes the Windham Skate Park and the Community Garden. The additional flags will join more than 100 flags that the Legion Post flies along the roadways in the town of Windham from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

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