Gorham Notes


Food, family talk at library

An interactive discussion with parents and a registered dietitian, Andrea Paul, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at Baxter Memorial Library, 71 South St., will focus on strategies to take guesswork and stress out of mealtimes.

The discussion will be a no-judgment zone for parents to discuss their questions, concerns, and successes with family meals, and to share meal ideas.

Paul’s experience includes working as a supermarket dietitian and corporate wellness dietitian. She has also worked in clinical oncology. She also manages the blog and social media platform Kale, Quinoa & Cookies, which combines two of  her passions: nutritious and delicious recipes, and cultivating positive relationships with food and body.

For more information, call the library at 222-1190.

Platts recognized

Gail Platts, administrative assistant at Gorham Recreation Department, recently earned the Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification.

The achievement was posted on the town’s website.

According to the National Recreation and Park Association, there are approximately 5,000 professionals currently active within the program and the certification is one of the leading professional certifications in the field.

Archives closed in July

The Gorham Historical Society archives, 28 School St., will be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m., on Thursdays, June 21 and June 28, before closing for the month of July.

Free concerts reminder

The Common Ground Band will entertain at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the gazebo on the lawn at the municipal center, 75 South St.

The summer concerts on Tuesdays continue through Aug.7 with the exception of July 3, according to a schedule posted online by Gorham Recreation Department, which sponsors the concerts.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on June 14 that the U.S. public debt was $21,080,800,469,062.53.