Gorham Notes


A ribbon-cutting event for Carter’s Green Market, 18 Elm St., is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 14, with town and business leaders. The store features specialty foods, wine, beer and gifts. It opened last month and has its own off-street parking.

Free family fun

Cressey Road United Methodist Church, at the corner of Route 25 and Cressey Road, is hosting a Family Fun Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9.

The event includes music, magic shows, pony rides, carnival games and a bounce house along with a Simon Says contest.

Plenty of food will be available with free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. A barbecue chicken dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. for $8 and $6. Dinner tickets are limited, so call 591-0720 or 603-781-3884 to reserve seats.

The church, dating back to 1880, moved from School Street to its current location several years ago.

Summer luncheon

Lakes Region Senior Center, 40 Acorn St.,  is hosting a summer luncheon open to the public on Monday, June 11.

The luncheon opens with socializing at 10:30 a.m. with special entertainment at 11 a.m. and followed by the meal, $5.

For more information, call Jackie at 776-5322.

Heads up, truckers

The Maine Department of Transportation has announced that the 66-year-old bridge on Mosher Road (Route 237) over the Little River has been posted for a maximum weight of 38 tons.

This weight limit allows cars, pickup trucks, school buses, heating oil trucks and most emergency vehicles to use the bridge. Trucks under 38 tons should proceed one at a time over the bridge, and large trucks, loaded dump trucks and large fire trucks must use the alternative route Gray Road (Route 202), MDOT says.

Lions raise 100 flags

For more than 10 years, the Gorham Lions Club has provided the community with national spirit and pride by raising 100 stars and stripes before Memorial Day. 

The club thanked the town of Gorham and the Recreation Department for providing additional funds to reimburse the Lions for replacing worn flags and poles.

Additional thanks go to Carl Phillips of Phillips Towing, whose ingenuity in fabricating a moving staircase to assist with the flag mounting greatly simplified the task, and the Gorham Police Department.

Sebago Brewing bash

Sebago Brewing Company celebrates its 20th anniversary from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 16, at 616 Main St. (Route 25), Gorham. Gates open at noon.

The company says the event will feature live music, two exclusive beer releases, lawn games, food and a Beal’s Ice Cream truck on site. Event parking will be across the street at Nappi Distributors, 615 Main St.

Tickets age 21 and up are $20 (includes a beer, choice of BBQ or wood-fired pizza for lunch, and a commemorative souvenir cup); under 21, ages 9-20, $10 (includes lunch choice.) There will be free admission and lunch for children 8 and under. Vegetarian options will be available.

Tickets are limited and sold online only and are available by visiting www.sebagobrewing.com.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on May 31 that the U.S. public debt was $21,145,215,185,726.27.