From left, Don Hall, Beth Hall, Andrea Bove and Steve Hall view a Legislative Sentiment delivered by Reps. Barbara Bagshaw and Jane Pringle at a Celebration of Life gathering for George Hall May 20 at Hall Implement Co. Contributed / Rep. Barbara Bagshaw

Memorial Day events

The town will celebrate local veterans on on Memorial Day, starting with the parade at 8:45 a.m. Monday, May 29.

The parade will begin at Lotts Drive, near the Route 302/202 rotary, and continue down Route 202 to the high school. At 10 a.m., there will be a ceremony at the Windham High School flagpole, followed by an open house with a ceremony at the Windham Veterans Center, 35 Veterans Memorial Drive, at noon. When the ceremony is over, visitors are invited to a picnic hosted by our town’s vets.

It will be a great day to demonstrate your patriotic spirit and show support for those who have died in service to this great country.

Therapy horse inducted into Hall of Fame

Paxton Abbey Contributed / Riding To The Top

Paxton Abbey of the Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center has been inducted into the EQUUS Foundation’s Horse Stars Hall of Fame, which honors horses for their athletic and humanitarian contributions.


With her owner, Mary Jordan, Paxton won the Reserve Best Young Horse award at the New England Dressage Association Breed Show at 3 months old. She then won the 2007 U.S. Eventing Association Training Level Horse of the Year before retiring from that sport. In 2010, Paxton and Jordan competed on the U.S. para dressage team at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky.


Paxton joined RTT a therapy horse at in 2017.

“Throughout her career, Paxton has risen to every challenge, be it on the national or international stage of competition, or in serving clients with significant physical and cognitive challenges,” Sarah Bronson, RTT executive director, said in press release. “She gives her all to everyone who comes in contact with her at RTT – our clients, our volunteers and our staff. She is indeed a very special horse, who has changed hundreds of lives.”

Meet Meteorologist Sarah Long


The Windham Historical Society is hosting WMTW Channel 8 Meteorologist Sarah Long at 1 p.m. June 3 at the Little Meetinghouse, 719 Roosevelt Trail.

Long will share stories about living and working in some of the “worst” weather in the world. From the summit of Mount Washington to the Antarctic Peninsula, she has observed winter weather in all its harshness and stark splendor. Long will also explain why data that is collected at the Mount Washington Observatory is important to weather broadcasting throughout New England.

The talk is free, but donations are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Come to a clambake

Travel with Windham Parks and Recreation to York Harbor for an old-fashioned clambake June 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On the way, you’ll enjoy scenic views, including Nubble Light, as you make your way to Fosters Clambakes for lunch. Foster’s Their traditional clambake features chowder, steamers, lobster, corn, potatoes, onions, rolls and blueberry cake. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, call the Windham Parks and Recreation Department at 892-1905.

Coffee and conversation

Windham veterans are invited for a cup of coffee, some donuts and a dose of camaraderie every Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Windham Veterans Center, located behind the Hannaford store. Now that the snow is behind us, it’s a perfect time to pay a visit and make some new friends or refresh acquaintances from your past.

Cancer support group

The Windham Cancer Support Group will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 30, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road. Patients, survivors, caregivers and anyone affected by cancer is invited. The group meets the last Tuesday of each month.

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