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Create a Floral Arrangement with Gorham’s Blue Dahlia Designs

GORHAM, ME (November 25, 2022) — Come meet the talented Katie of Blue Dahlia Designs and put together your own gorgeous arrangement! This event will take place Saturday December 10 from 11AM-2PM at Maine Micro Artisans, 18 South Street, Gorham.

During this fun event there will be a great variety of beautiful flowers and supplementary pieces available to create your perfect arrangement.

Katie will be here to lend her eye for color and composition to help you design exactly what you’re looking for.

Sola wood flowers are a great gift for the holiday season! Don’t miss your chance to create something really special for someone.

Battle of the Gorham Rams Benefits Flaggy Meadow Farm

GORHAM, ME (November 20, 2022) — The Annual Battle of the Rams was held November 15. This year’s game benefitted Flaggy Meadow Farm. The athletes were all smiles!

“We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Gorham girls volleyball team for the incredibly generous donation. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with their annual Ram game! This year they sold goods, raffled a painting, sold 50/50, and donated the proceeds to the reconstruction of our farm. We cannot thank you all enough!” says Flaggy Meadow Farms.

Flaggy Meadow Farms also extends a “special thank you to Kristy Plaud for coordinating everything with us, and making sure the event went off without a hitch! And another very special thank you to Kelly Willey for making delicious cookies for the event!”

New Community Resource Liaison for Gorham and Windham

GORHAM, ME (November 23, 2022) — The Gorham Police Department and Windham Police Department have come together to hire a new joint Community Resource Liaison for the agencies to share. Please join us in welcoming, Haley Berry!

Haley’s first day with the Gorham Police Department was Thursday, November 17th. She will be splitting her time between both communities. Her hours of work will be fluid, but she will primarily be working Tuesday through Friday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Haley will be utilized as a resource for our agency to assist individuals that we have contact with that are struggling with mental health or substance-use issues. She will primarily be utilized as a follow-up resource, not as an initial response to a critical incident. Haley began ride time with Gorham Officers last week to get to know the agency and the community. For assistance with any questions, folks can contact the Gorham Public Safety Office at 222-4998.

Yoga in the Gallery to be Held at USM Gorham

GORHAM, ME (November 25, 2022) — The Recovery Oriented Campus Center is collaborating with the Art Gallery to host Yoga on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Together, we invite our the public and USM community to participate in slow looking at the artwork in the Gallery, facilitated by the movement and energy that accompanies any workout. Let this meditative experience add to your appreciation of our current exhibition, “Pulped Under Pressure.” Mark your calendars, and partake in this nurturing and reflective activity surrounded by art.

A limited number of mats will be provided.

More info available at: https://usm.maine.edu/gallery/yoga-gallery 

Gorham Food Pantry Preps Thanksgiving Meals

GORHAM, ME (November 16, 2022) – The Gorham Food Pantry has been busy prepping Thanksgiving baskets! Thanks to those who donated and helped provide Thanksgiving dinner to our neighbors here in Gorham!

Gorham Town Manager’s Office Weekly Report

GORHAM, ME (November 18, 2022) — The following are notes from the Gorham Town Manager’s Office Weekly Report:

Reminder: Deadline for L.D. 290 Property Tax Stabilization Program for Senior Citizens is December 1, 2022

Applications for the L.D. 290 Property Tax Stabilization Program for Senior Citizens are due December 1, 2022. Under the program, the state allows eligible senior citizens to stabilize or freeze their property taxes on their homestead at the amount they were billed. To be eligible, an individual must meet all of the criteria listed below as of April 1 of the property tax year for which they are requesting stabilization.

For applications due December 1, 2022, qualifications must be met as of April 1, 2023.

Be at least 65 years old; Be a permanent resident of Maine; Have owned a Maine homestead for at least 10 years; Be eligible for a homestead on the property they are placing in the Program.

For definitions and additional eligibility criteria, please visit:

https://www.maine.gov/revenue/sites/maine.gov.revenue/files/inlinefiles/stabilization_guide_applicant.pdf.

To apply, please visit https://www.maine.gov/revenue/sites/maine.gov.revenue/files/inlinefiles/stabilization_app.pdf. Applications can also be obtained from the Gorham Assessing Office (75 South Street, Suite 1) during regular business hours of 8:30am through 4:30pm. Completed applications can be hand-delivered or mailed to: Town of Gorham 75 South Street, Suite 1 Gorham, ME 04038 Attention: Assessing Office

For assistance with questions, please call Gorham Assessing Administrative Assistant Kristina Robinson at 222-1603 or Cumberland County Regional Assessing at 699-2475.

Thanksgiving Holiday | Municipal Offices Closed in Observance – November 24-25, 2022

The Gorham Municipal Center, Administrative Offices, Recreation Office, and Baxter Memorial Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving.

Important note: If your trash collection day falls on Thursday, November 24th, your trash will be picked up on Friday, November 25th.

Don’t Miss the Annual Burn Off the Turkey 5k, Light Parade & Tree Lighting Events, Hosted by Gorham Recreation Burn Off the Turkey 5k On Saturday, November 26th

Gorham Recreation invites everyone to get outside for the annual Burn Off the Turkey 5k Run/Walk around Robie Park starting at 9am. To register or learn more, visit https://gorhamme.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=14960.

Light Parade & Tree Lighting On Sunday, November 27th

Gorham Recreation in collaboration with other Town of Gorham departments will help usher in the holiday season and light up the night with the annual Light Parade starting at 4pm on Main Street, wrapping up with a tree lighting at Robie Park.

For more details, please visit https://gorhamme.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=15036.

Winter Parking Reminder

As a reminder, there is no parking on any public road or public easement roadway from November 1 to May 1, 12 midnight to 6:00 a.m. or during any parking ban declared by the Public Works Department. Vehicles parked illegally or abandoned on roads are subject to towing at the owner’s expense, as well as ticketing by the police. Public Works asks that folks please remove vehicles from the street when snow alerts are issued.

Christmas Assistance

As with past years, community organizations and individuals have requested a list of names for food and/or gift baskets for Christmas from Gorham residents in need. If a family has a need for help and you would like to be considered, the forms can be completed and returned to the Town Clerk, Laurie Nordfors, by or before Friday, December 9, 2022.

Please provide proof of Gorham residency (driver’s license, bill, piece of mail, etc.). If a family is found eligible for assistance and there are sufficient sponsors available to cover the requests, baskets will be available for pick up sometime during the week before Christmas, and families will be contacted to schedule a time for pick. Please call 222-1670 with any questions

Help a Gorham Child Celebrate ‘The Meaning of Christmas’

GORHAM, ME (November 18, 2022) — It’s time! The requests are starting to come in from the schools and lists will be going live soon. Please head over to The Meaning of Christmas Project‘s Facebook page and find out how to help make Christmas a little brighter for a local child!

Here’s how you can help:

1) Send a PM with your name, phone number, and email to The Meaning of Christmas Project‘s Facebook Messenger. If you would be okay with texts, include that in your message (Things got crazy working through Messenger last year!)

2) Please message *roughly* what you can help with.

For example: we had people donate everything from an electric keyboard to game consoles to $10 gift cards last year. Some people just wanted to Venmo money to keep it simple. There are lots of ways you can help!

3) You will get a response with a “match” as soon as one is made and/or an Amazon Wish List will be shared with you.

4) Presents or items will need to be dropped off by the 15th of December. If absolutely necessary, they can be picked up. Last year people sent them directly via Amazon. That’s fine too!

5) Thank yourself for doing what you can to make a kid’s life a little brighter at a time of year that is notoriously difficult for so many.

Gorham Recreation Dept. Prepares for Tree Lighting

GORHAM, ME (November 18, 2022) — It’s beginning to look a lot like a big, tree lighting! A special thank you to Paul and Felicia Baresel of Buxton for the donation of this tree. Thank you to Gorham Department Of Public Works for helping to move the tree & set it up in Gorham at Robie Park.

We are all looking forward to seeing you on the 27th at the tree lighting!

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Gorham Families Encouraged to  Move & Play with DSOM

GORHAM, ME (November 9, 2022) — NO PRE REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Join Miss Kelcie for Movement and Play with Family every Friday from 3:30-4:15 pm This class is a great introduction to the classroom while allowing you to dance and play alongside your dancer! $5 PER FAMILY! AGES 2.5+

Town of Gorham Issues Trash Reminders

GORHAM, ME (November 11, 2022) — Trash needs to be curbside by 7am the day of collection or the night before. To prevent weather and animals from making a mess of trash, residents are encouraged to purchase trash cans. Trash will not be collected if it’s not curbside by 7am, if a tag is not visible or if the tag has been tampered with. Each bag must have a tag!

There will be no trash or recycling collection on the following four holidays:

1. New Year’s Day, January 1st

2. Independence Day, July 4th

3. Thanksgiving Day, last Thursday in November

4. Christmas, December 25th

Trash will be delayed one day on the observed holidays. For example, if the holiday observed falls on a Monday, trash will be picked up on Tuesday. This pushes trash and recycling collection for the rest of the week one (1) day. This Thanksgiving, 11/24/2022, Thursday collection will be collected Friday, 11/25/2022.

If there will be a delay or cancelation of trash due to weather conditions, we will post information to the Town Facebook page as well as the Gorham Town website. Subscribe to the website to get an automatic email when information is published.

If there are questions or concerns, give the office a call. We are more than happy to help.


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