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. ATV registration stickers are available at the town office.

Tax time

Tax bills have been mailed to residents and are due Aug. 8. The assessor will be in the Town Office on Monday, July 25, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Chicken barbecue will be ‘awesome’

A barbecue chicken dinner described as “totally awesome” will be hosted by the First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road (the intersection of routes 9 and 136), Saturday, Aug. 6, from 4:30-6 p.m. On the menu are wood-smoked barbecue chicken, a variety of salads, rolls and homemade desserts. The cost is $9, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. The funds raised will support the church.

For more information, call Larry at 837-3735.

Community Lunch scheduled for Aug. 2

The next Community Lunch at the First Congregational Church of Durham, 773 Royalsborough Road, will be served on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Doors open at 11:30 and the meal is served at noon. The menu includes American chop suey, green salad and rolls and homemade desserts. The suggested donation for lunch is $2-$4, and all proceeds fund future lunches.

Discussions will begin for those interested in crafts. Anyone who has a crafting hobby of knitting, crocheting, scapbooking, quilting, or something else, is welcome to join the discussion.

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

College honors

Sasha Hampton of Durham has been named to the dean’s list at he University of Maine at Farmington for the spring 2016 semester.

Brian Nugent of Durham made the dean’s list at the Rochester Institute of Technology for the spring 2016 semester. Nugent is studying game design and development at the Rochester, N.Y., school.

School library open this summer

The Durham Community School library is open for grades pre-K to 2, on Tuesdays, Aug. 2 and 9, from 10-11 a.m. It will be open Thursdays for Grade 3 and up, July 28, and Aug. 4 and 11, from 10-11 a.m. Open library time for parents and students is from 9 a.m.-noon.

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. For more information, contact Pearl Scribner at 754-5912, [email protected]

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, holdsSunday 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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