Inside Windham


Senior shopping trip

Windham seniors are invited to hop aboard the Parks & Recreation bus on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for a trip to North Conway, New Hampshire, to do some tax-free Christmas shopping. The bus leaves at 8 a.m. from the Parks & Rec department at 8 School Road and will return at 5 p.m. This is a fun way to spend the better part of your day as you visit some of your favorite stores and enjoy a nice lunch along your way. The cost is $12 per person. For more information, call 892-1905.

Grief support

Northern Lights Home Health Care is offering a grief support meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail. This is a free community outreach service that is open to anyone suffering from the loss of a loved one. For more details, call Linda Hopkins of Northern Lights (formerly VNA Home Health Hospice) at 400-8714.

Support Honor Guard

On Friday, Dec. 7, members of the American Legion Field-Allen Post 148 Honor Guard will be in front of the Windham Walmart raising funds to support the post’s Honor Guard Program. This is a worthwhile cause deserving of your support. Stop by and make a contribution.

Reminder to local veterans

The Portland Veterans Service officer will host office hours at the Windham Veterans Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. This is a great opportunity for vets to get answers to questions they may have about their benefits and services available to them.

Neighborly donation

Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors received an early Christmas gift this year when the Windham branch of Mechanics Savings Bank presented the group with a check for $5,000 to be distributed to people in town who need heating fuel assistance during the cold winter months.

Library volunteer honored

The Friends of Windham Public Library and library Director Jen Alvino recently recognized library volunteer Jeanne Thurber for the many hours she has spent sorting books and running the library’s annual book sale. A miniature evergreen tree was planted in Thurber’s honor along with a stone distinguishing her as a dedicated volunteer and friend of the library.

Vickie McMullen, vice president and banking center manager of Mechanics Savings Bank, presents a $5,000 donation to Bill Diamond, president of Windham Neighbors helping Neighbors.