The Lady's Day Out

The Lady's Day Out, the annual fun-filled, day-long  event is slated for Saturday, November 20.

"Women of all ages turned out in droves last year," said LDO organizer Jessica Jones who dreamed up the idea and launched the town-wide event with little fanfare.

Under sunny skies legions of girls could be seen darting in and out of shops carrying bags of loot along the entire length of Main Street, Jones reminisced. 

"Seeing that many people out and about on foot was a first for Bridgton," said Jones.  "Shop owners, eager to promote their unique businesses, handed out gifts, held raffles, and touted discounts throughout the day."

This year's LDO will follow the same plan, but six new vendors have been added bringing the total to 25.

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STREB Extreme Action - Great Seats Still Available

STREB Extreme Action
Wednesday, October 27 • 7 pm
presented at a special family-friendly time
Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Known as the Evel Knievel of dance, and the originator of "Pop Action" choreography, Elizabeth Streb has been on fire... literally. Her award-winning work incorporates radical moves inspired by boxing, the rodeo, and Hollywood stunt-work with names like skudges, X-flips, sparkles, body slams and suicide dives.

Red Claws Team Up with Enterprising Windham HS Students to Renovate Court

Class Project Sparks Efforts to Renovate Dilapidated Court
PORTLAND, ME – The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that they have
joined the efforts of two Windham High School students to renovate a public basketball court in the town of
Windham. The court, which is currently in severe disrepair and unusable, is located near the Manchester
Elementary School and will be the only public outdoor court in the town of Windham.
“We were approached by Windham highs school students Matt Dyer and Matt Desmond early in the fall seeking
the Red Claws’ assistance to renovate an outdoor basketball court in Windham,” said Red Claws President and
General Manager.

Crash in Harrison kills teen, critically injures young man

HARRISON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Police are investigating a crash on Waterford Road in the Town of Harrison that killed Thomas McLendon, 18, of Oxford, and sent Jacob Hill, 20, of Waterford, to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department says the SUV they were riding in was likely going too fast and when they crossed the median and ran into several trees shortly before 8:30 PM Thursday.

Officials with the Sheriff's Department say they will not identify the driver of the vehicle because she is a minor and is now the subject of a criminal investigation. The driver and another passenger, Timothy Coffin, 21, of Waterford, were taken to Bridgton Hospital with serious injuries.  They are expected to recover.

Windham Police helped reconstruct the scene of the accident.

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Do you know who owns this cat?

We have picked up this cat in the area of West Casco in Ocean Park two days ago. It is a Maine Coon cat, white and grey in color and is wearing a flea collar. If you know who owns it, would you please call the Animal Control Officer at 934-4911. We will hold for two days and then it will go to the Animal Welfare in Kennebunk.

Open Auditions for "Wizard of Oz"

Actors aged 8 to 16 are invited to audition on Nov. 6 or 7 for Fiddlehead Center’s  Musical Theater production of "Wizard of Oz".  Auditions are held at the Center at 25 Shaker Road in Gray (10 minutes from Windham and 2 minutes from Exit 63 of the Turnpike). They are designed to be low-pressure for younger ages and those who haven’t auditioned before. For more experienced actors, a short scene reading and vocal performance is welcome. Call 657-2244 to reserve your audition time or for audition materials. Performances are tentatively scheduled for the last weekend in March, first weekend in April.  FMI call 657-2244. or visit
Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science is a regional facility offering enrichment classes for all ages, yoga, pottery, a unique after school program, independent kindergarten, preschool program and more.

Hood Cook-Off Maine semifinalists

HP Hood today unveiled the list of 30 semifinalists who will be competing in the Hood® New England Dairy Cook-Off® Presented by Hood Sour Cream on Oct. 30th in Portland, Maine.

Five Maine residents are in the running for the $10,000 grand prize. They are:

Deborah Frank, Westbrook-Felicita Puffs (Breakfast/Brunch)
Kelly Ann Stanley, Raymond-Kel's Savory Spud Soup (Soups/Chowders)
Jessie Grearson, Falmouth-Bombay-Style Crunch Fish Tostada Bites with Sriracha-Lime Sour Cream (Appetizers/Side Dishes)
Danica Schroth, Freeport-Kickin' Chicken and White Bean Chili (Lunch/Dinner)
Kathleen Joyce, Falmouth-Pumpkin Profiteroles with EggNog Custard and Bittersweet Chocolate, Cranberry and Orange Sauce (Dessert)