Inside Raymond: November 26 – Portland Press Herald

Raymond residents can cook at a new club

A new cookbook club will meet at noon on the second Friday of each month at the Raymond Village Library. Each month, club participants will select and prepare a recipe at home from the chosen cookbook of the month. They will then meet in a club and share a potluck and discuss recipes, ingredients and cooking tips. The first Cookbook Club meeting is December 10. The title for December is “Holiday Pastry: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season” by Sarah Kieffer. Copies can be picked up at the library. Contact the library at 655-4283 to register for the course and reserve your copy of the cookbook.

Annual School Book Fair

Make sure to visit the Bibliophile bookstore and support the Raymond PTO and the annual book fair that is currently taking place. This year, the fair does not take place in schools; Store owner Jessica Thompson-McCombs generously donated her store space to support the local school’s fundraising event. The event runs until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. You can get gift wrapping on certain days and enjoy the holiday music and family event on Sunday, November 28. For detailed information, see Raymond Maine Schools, PTO on Facebook.

Holiday cookie orders

Raymond Village Community Church is taking pre-orders for this year’s holiday cookie sale. Cookies available to order are Snickerdoodles, Gingerbread, Holiday Sugar Cookies, Pecan Dreams, Caramel Squares, Peanut Butter Flowers, Chocolate Chip Macaroons, and the coconut. For $ 6 (cash or check only, no credit card), you’ll get 12 cookies of your choice from the list above. Cookie orders will be ready for pick-up from 11 a.m. to noon on December 19. To place an order, please call the RVCC office at 655-7749 and leave a message with your name, phone number, cookie choices and the time you will be picking up. Or, if you prefer, you can send an email to [email protected] with the information. Orders are due before December 14.

Student ski program

Raymond Parks & Recreation is pleased to offer the opportunity for the Raymond ski program to reproduce this year. The bus will depart Raymond Elementary / Jordan Small Middle School at 3:00 pm and return at 7:30 pm The program will run on Fridays January 7 through February 18 for students in Grades 1 through 8. The cost is $ 175, which includes the bus ride and the lift ticket. (There are other pricing options if equipment is needed.) This program relies on volunteer chaperones. Even if you don’t know how to ski, there is a need for volunteers on the bus, in the den and on the ski. Contact [email protected] to volunteer and to register, visit

Seasonal beauty abounds

Have you ever noticed the beautiful tulips in the city along the 302 in the spring? Or have you noticed the pretty flowers at Veterans Park in the summer? I bet you’ve noticed the beautiful Christmas wreaths and decorations that line the streets of Raymond every year during the Christmas holiday season. Well there is a dedicated group of Raymond residents who take pride in the gardens and the looks of the city and donate their time to make it so beautiful. This Thanksgiving time is a great time to take a break, notice and thank everyone who helps out on the Beautification Committee, the Public Works Partners and the Friday Morning Team who meet up. faithfully and keep the city so welcoming.

If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer, the Beautification Committee meets on Friday mornings throughout the growing season to plant, prune and maintain the 70 planted areas along Raymond Corridor 302 and public spaces. They also do seasonal decorating in planters across town and are always looking for new volunteers. The good thing is that there is no commitment required, you just need to show up when you are available. If you have any questions or would like to help, contact City Clerk Sue Look at 655-4742 ext. 121.

Alissa Messer can be contacted at [email protected]

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