Gorham Notes – 4/24

Gardeners to hear Snell

Carolyn Snell of Snell Family Farm in Buxton will speak when Gorham Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at First Parish Congregational Church on Church Street. Snell’s topic is container gardening. The public is welcome to attend.

Sanborn honored for saving life

Rep. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, is featured this week on the American Heart Association’s national website for helping to save a fellow legislator’s life.

According to the story on the website, Rep. Helen Rankin, D-Hiram, in the fall of 2012 complained of chest pressure to Sanborn, a retired family doctor. Rankin attributed the pain to growing older, but Sanborn determined there was more to it and urged her friend to see a doctor.

As it turned out, Rankin had a quadruple bypass. “Thank God. She save my life,” Rankin was quoted as saying about Sanborn.

The story is accessible on www.heart.org by clicking on the center carousel graphic at the top of the page until you see the story headline – “Maine legislator saves her colleague’s life.”

Sanborn represents Maine House District 130 that includes parts of Buxton and Gorham.

Duffy’s art recognized

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree has announced that Caitlyn Duffy of Gorham has been chosen as first runner-up for Maine’s 1st District in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition with her photograph of a truck cap in the woods, entitled “Man and Nature.”

Duffy, a Gorham High School sophomore, is the daughter Sharlene and Mark Duffy.

Sarah Dolley is her high school art teacher.

“Caitlyn’s piece is quite eye catching. I hope to see more works from her in future years of the competition,” Pingree said in a statement.

Held each year, the Congressional Art Competition features one piece of student artwork from every participating Congressional District in the country to hang in the U.S. Capitol. Maine winners and runners-up will be honored at a Blaine House reception in May. The Maine Arts Commission coordinates the competition for Maine’s two Congressional Districts.

Ford at North Gorham Library

John Ford Jr., author of “Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste Go Good,” will entertain at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, at North Gorham Public Library with tales of his adventures as a Maine game warden.

Ford spent 20 years as game warden in central Maine and is a regular contributor to local and regional publications, Library Director Kathy Corbett said in an announcement.

The library is at 2 Standish Neck Road. For more information, call 892-2575.

Cole, Sharp to speak

Gorham Town Manager David Cole and Gorham Superintendent Ted Sharp will be guest speakers at the Gorham Business Exchange annual meeting, from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Spite 29 on The Square, 29 School St.

Complimentary appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. For more information or to RSVP, call 892-5515.

Caitlyn Duffy’s photo of a truck cap in the woods is first runner-up in the Congressional Art Competition. Duffy is a Gorham High School sophomore. Linda Sanborn

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