Office hours

The Durham Town Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; closed Wednesday; and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. For more information, call 353-2561. The office will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. ATV registration stickers are now available at the town office.


The Durham Board of Selectmen meet Tuesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., in the Town Office.

The Regional School Unit 5 budget meeting is Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the Durham Community School.

June 4 car show

aids food pantry

A benefit car show hosted by the Yankee Cruisers Car Club will be held Saturday, June 4, rain or shine, at Shiloh Chapel, Beulah Lane (off Route 125) in Durham. There will be 27 classes plus best in show. Registration is from 8-11 a.m., and voting ends at 12:30 p.m. The awards will be given at 2 p.m.

Breakfast and lunch will be offered, and crafter tables are available. There will also be tours of historic Shiloh Chapel. Admission to the show is $7 per car, includes driver and passenger; $2 for spectators, with kids under 12 free.

The show is a benefit for the Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO) food pantry, which serves the towns of Durham, Bowdoin and Lisbon. For more information, call Archie, 312-1587, or see www.shilohchapelmaine.org.

Absentee ballots

now available

Absentee voting for the June 14 primary election ends June 9. Ballots for the Regional School Unit 5 budget validation referendum will only be available from May 27-June 9. This is due to the budget validation meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the Durham Community School. This meeting is where changes can be made to the warrant before residents vote on the final budget in the referendum. For more information, call the Town Office, 353-2561.

Painting bids sought

Written proposals are being accepted for a painting and trim project at Durham Fire & Rescue Station, 615 Hallowell Road. Proposals are due May 31. Among other things, the project is to replace all wood trim that is still on the exterior of the station with a composite trim, and wash, seal and prep all exterior surfaces for painting. For more information, contact Diana Dimock, 353-2473.

Bryant Pond camp

raffle drawing Monday

Durham Community School fifth-graders are looking ahead to the fall, when, as sixth-graders, they will be spending three days and two nights at the University of Maine Bryant Pond 4-H Camp.

Community support is now being sought for this experiential learning opportunity in the Maine outdoors. Fifth-graders are selling $10 raffle tickets for a $1,000 prize. The raffle drawing will be at noon at the Durham Community School PTA Fun Fair on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. In addition, fifth-graders will sell lunch and desserts at the fair, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The proceeds from these sales will go toward the Bryant Pond 4-H Camp fund. For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Kim Pontau at 841-2574 or [email protected]

Parade, run coming

on Memorial Day

Registration is now open for two Memorial Day traditions – the annual 5K and Fun Run, and the parade. The run starts at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 30, with check-in beginning at 7 a.m., at AMVETs Post 13, 1049 Royalsborough Road. Registration for the 5K is $20 and $15 for students, and $10 for the fun run. Registration forms must be sent or emailed to the town office or turned in the day of the event. Proceeds support the AMVETs post.

Companies, organizations, neighborhoods, friends and family are invited to design a float for the parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. Check-in for registered parade entries will begin at 9 at the Durham Get & Go.

Parade lineup will be on Davis Road. The route will take the parade to Veterans Park for a stop, and then it will stop at Sawyer Cemetery. It ends at Durham Community School. For more information, contact Joe Howe, parade coordinator, at 353-9110 or [email protected]

Registration for both events is available online at www.durhamme.com.

Quilt raffle ticket

deadline nears

Raffle tickets are now on sale for the Denise LaFlamme Scholarship Fund Quilt. Tickets are $1 each. Five dollars will give you six chances to win. Tickets are available from any of the Durham Moms, a group of Denise’s friends who are dedicated to honoring her memory through the scholarship fund. Pictures of the quilt as it has evolved can bee seen online at www.facebook.com/Durhammoms. The following members of the scholarship fund team have raffle tickets available for sale: Wendy Marstaller, Tracey Jordan, Jean Lane, Janice Brissette, Louann McCarthy, Julie Wagoner and Leigh Fisher. Tickets also can be purchased at www.durhammoms.com. The deadline is May 31.

Last year’s scholarship totaled $1,200, and the goal is to beat that number in 2016. One high school senior from Durham, Pownal or Freeport, who demonstrates LaFlamme’s hard work and perseverance qualities, will earn the Denise LaFlamme Scholarship. For more information, contact Leigh Fisher, 713-1179.

Community Lunch

June Community Lunch at the First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road, will be served on Tuesday, June 7 and 21. Doors open at 11:30 and the meal is served at noon. The suggested donation for lunch is $2-$4, and all proceeds fund future lunches. The general schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month.

The general lunch schedule is the first and third Tuesday of the month.

For those interested, the book club will meet over dessert on June 7. The selection is the novel, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” by Mark Haddon.

The church, located at the intersection of routes 9 and 136, is handicapped accessible. Those interested in helping or who have questions can call Julie Wagoner at 353-9715.

Burn permits

available online

Diana Dimock of Durham Fire and Rescue has reminded residents that free online burn permits are available at www.wardensreport.com.

Written burn permits can be obtained based on staffing and fire class day.

Pre-K, kindergarten

sign-up under way

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten pre-registration has begun for the 2016-2017 school year. See www.dcs.rsu5.org for the registration forms and more information.

The pre-K program is a partial week, full-day program operating in two sessions: a Monday and Wednesday session and a Tuesday and Thursday session. Placement in Friday’s session, will be determined by the results of screening. This means, some children will be recommended for placement in a three-day program in order to provide them with additional support.

The program will only accommodate a total of 32 students. If there are more than 32 children registered, priority will be given to those with an academic or developmental need, and remaining places will be determined by lottery.

AMVETS, auxiliary membership

Veterans who want to belong to an organization that supports other veterans, families and the local are welcome to join the Durham AMVETS Post 13. For membership information, call Chad Burke, 798-0956.

Women who are the wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister or granddaughter (18 or older) of a veteran are invited to join the Durham AMVET Post 13 Ladies Auxiliary. Give Melinda a call or email her at [email protected]

The group meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m.

CEO hours

Hours for Paul Baines, Durham’s codes enforcement officer, are Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m. He can be reached at 376-6558 or [email protected] durhamme.com. For more information, call the Town Office, 353-2561, ext. 13.

Weekly cribbage

The Durham Eureka Community Center, corner of Route 9 and Route 136, hosts cribbage every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon.

Rent Eureka Center

The Durham Eureka Community Center is available for rent. The maximum amount of people the hall holds for an event is 50. Contact Nancy Decker at 751-1323 or the Town Office at 353-2561.

Food pantry

The Lisbon Area Christian Outreach (LACO) food pantry, which serves the towns of Durham, Bowdoin, and Lisbon Falls, is open Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m.-noon and Saturday from 8-10 a.m. The LACO Food Pantry is located at the Marion T. Morse School on School Street, Lisbon Falls. The parking lot is behind the Lisbon United Methodist Church, off Berry Avenue. There is also a free clothing bank. For more information, see www.lacopantry.org.

Church services

The First Congregational Church of Durham UCC, 773 Royalsborough Road, holds

Sunday worship at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Mercer.

Shiloh Chapel, Beulah lane off Shiloh Road, holds services Sundays at 10 a.m. Ron Parker is pastor.

Durham Monthly meeting of Friends, 532 Quakermeeting House Road, at the corner of Route 125, every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The pastor is Douglas Gwyn.

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