Friday, February 22, 2019

Calling all high school juniors for Boys State

By Dave Tanguay

Attention all Junior Boys in the Windham-Raymond High School area. The 73rd annual Dirigo Boys State will be convening at Thomas College, Waterville, Maine, June 16-20, 2019.  This is a great opportunity for motivated young men to immerse themselves in a week of comradeship and an opportunity for those junior boy candidates to learn how to run for office and carry out the functions of state government.

The Field-Allen Legion Post 148 of Windham is sponsoring candidates for this unique program and will pay the tuition cost of $300.00 for each selected candidate. Candidates are, however, responsible for their own transportation to Waterville.  Last year over 220 junior boys from all over the State attended Dirigo Boys State.  The goal this year is to have an even greater number. 

The selection process is as follows: Junior boys interested in attending Dirigo Boys State can make their intentions known by contacting the school’s guidance office prior to the end of March. A general briefing will be held in early April for all candidates followed a week later by interviews by the Legion Staff. All BS applicable forms must be completed and submitted by the interview date. Following the interview, those selected will be designated as either a primary or alternate candidate. 

If a primary candidate is unable to attend, then an alternate will take his place, Participants must commit to attending prior to their application being submitted to Dirigo Boys State. 

For further information, contact your guidance officer or Field-Allen Post 148 Commander, Mel Greenier (207 892-7449).

Future articles will address how local businesses can support candidates for both Boys and Girls State.

Before the memory fades: A century of snow fighters

A snowroller at Boody's store. Boody's Corner, North Windham
By Walter Lunt

Windham resident, Raymond Philpot, has an unusual hobby; he studies the history of snowplows, and re-creates them in miniature.

“There’s more to (snowplows) than meets the eye. The way they’re designed, all the moving parts, the physics (behind) moving snow. Over the years, snow fighters worked with what they had.” explained Philpot.

Utilizing 22-gauge sheet metal; hobby wood; strips of vinyl; micro nuts and bolts; brazing rod wire; jewelry chain and parts of old, discarded toy trucks, Philpot fabricates working models of old-time snow fighting equipment, including V-shaped wooden draggers, snow rollers and 1920s and ‘30s vintage tractors.

As seen in the accompanying photo, the wooden V-plow (A) from the 1800s was horse drawn and used to clear one lane along a road way. “The operator would then turn his rig around and, using only one side of the V-plow, clear the other lane. And it could clear a parking lot (sized yard) by operating in circles.”  said Philpot.

Philpot's recreation of snowplows through the centuries
The snow roller (B), is a giant, wide wheel used in Windham into the 20th century. The horse drawn implement would pack snow to accommodate sleighs and wagons equipped with skis or runners. The snow roller had a rear-mounted scraper to clear the snow and ice that would stick to its wooden planks. Often, boxes filled with rocks were fixed to the back of the roller for added packing power.
In most towns, including Windham, the municipality owned the roller; farmers with teams of horses were hired to roll the streets. Philpot said his research turned up humorous stories about Windham’s roller operators. It seems the farmers were paid both money and grog for their services. Grog, a diluted rum beverage, was said to “warm the body” of those working in cold weather. The story goes that operators would frequently imbibe heavily and pass out in the snow roller seat. The horses, familiar with the route, would finish the job.

“More than one “old-timer” in Windham told me that story,” said Philpot.

In an article written many years ago, the late Ken Cole, Jr. described snow removal in Windham in the 1930s. “A bull dozer (C) would be put into a (plow) frame.” In the days before hydraulics, a three-man crew consisted of a driver and two ‘wing men.’ In order to raise and lower the front V-plow, the big rig had to be stopped. Operators would make the adjustment by hand, utilizing the built-in ‘pry bar extensions’ that ran the length of the tractor. Cole reported “It was a slow, hard task. And it would not begin until the storm was over. The great plow could be heard a mile away, “venturing forth at a top speed of six to eight miles an hour.” Farm families along the way would provide hot drinks and snacks to the operators.

Philpot said a similar tractor plow was sheltered near Boody’s Store during the 1930 Thanksgiving Day fire in North Windham. “Someone drove it out just in time – it narrowly escaped the blaze that destroyed the store.”

By the late 1930s and into the ‘40s, heavy trucks pushing straight-bladed plows became the norm. Before the days of the familiar yellow plows, the blades were black and silver (D). There were two operators; one drove, the other raised and lowered the plow by means of a second steering wheel connected to the plow. Philpot’s working model recreates the lift assembly using a plastic worm gear secured from the heater of a present-day automobile. The facsimile tire chains were fashioned from necklaces. “Those chains,” said Philpot, “took 2 ½ weeks to make.”

Soon, Philpot’s working models will be on display at the Windham Historical Society’s museum on Windham Center Road.   

Nearly all the snow fighting machines of the past have vanished into history’s graveyard. But thanks to the artistry and craftsmanship of Raymond Philpot and his unusual hobby, we get one last glimpse of snow clearing the way it used to be, before the memory fades.  <

Friday, February 15, 2019

Second in a series: Calling all juniors for Girls State

By Dave Tanguay

Junior girls at Windham High School or those who live in Windham and Raymond but attend other schools are invited to participate in the 73rd Annual Dirigo Girls State. It will be convening at Husson University, Bangor Maine, June 16 to 21, 2019.  This is a great opportunity for motivated young women to immerse themselves in a week of comradeship and an opportunity for those junior girls’ candidates to learn how to campaign for state office and carry out the functions of state government.

The Field-Allen Legion Auxiliary Unit 148 of Windham is sponsoring candidates for this unique program and will pay the tuition cost of $320 for each selected candidate. Candidates are, however, responsible for their own transportation to Bangor.

Last year over 200 junior girls from all over the state attended Girls State and the goal is to have a greater number attend this year.
The selection process is as follows: Junior girls interested in attending Dirigo Girls State can make their intentions known by contacting the school’s guidance office prior to the end of March. A general briefing will be held in early April for all candidates followed a week later by interviews by the Legion Auxiliary. All GS applicable forms must be completed and submitted by the interview date. Following the interview, those selected will be designated as either a primary or alternate candidate. If a primary candidate is unable to attend, then an alternate will take her place, Participants must commit to attending prior to their application being submitted to Dirigo Girls State. 

For further information, Contact your guidance officer or Field-Allen ALA President, Pam Whynot: 892-4720 or         
Future articles will address: Boys and Girls State and how local business can support or sponsor candidates.

Music with a Mission features The Collins Band in concert Saturday March 2

On Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m., Music with a Mission is proud to kick off its seventh season by featuring The Collins Band for an evening of great music.  The Collins Band provides the upbeat music of Progressive Americana: a mostly acoustic mix of blues, jazz, folk-rock and the good stuff in between.  Based here in Southern Maine, they're known for soulful ballads, optimistic toe-tappers, from-the-gut blues solos, and intricate harmonies. The Collins Band includes: Dave Collins: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars; Rudy Gabrielson: blues harmonica, keyboards and vocals; Crista Koerber: vocals, percussion; and Paul Riechmann: stand-up bass and vocals. 
The Music with a Mission concert series is sponsored by the North Windham Union Church, which donates a portion of the proceeds to area non-profits.  During the first six seasons, MWAM provided over $60,000 for mission support to the church and other community organizations.  The Collins Band has chosen to support Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors with the community proceeds from this concert. Since starting in 2007, Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors has provided emergency one-time fuel assistance to people in need throughout the community. will be sold at the door and are $12 for adults and $10 for students, children, and seniors.  They are also available online at  The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The North Windham Union Church is located at 723 Roosevelt Trail in Windham.  For more information please call 892-7149 or email
Music with a Mission – Celebrating great music with concerts for the common good.

MWAM Committee: Jim McBride, Rick & Linda Nickerson, Michael & Ruth Kepron, Allen & Dawn Sample, Peter & Dorine Ryner and Chick Marks

WHS senior shares an excerpt from her book

Below is an excerpt from a book written by a senior at Windham High School. Karyn Dion will be a 2019 graduate and as a part of her Capstone Project, is making the publication of her book (no title as of this publication) a part of her educational requirements for graduation. To help Karyn with her publishing endeavors and to reach her goal, we accepted her writing as publishable by The Windham Eagle newspaper standards and are publishing the following material. Enjoy.        

“One Morning”

By Karyn Dion

The next day I woke up to Riley staring at me from the other end of the couch. 
"Hi" I mumbled as I stretched and sat up. " Morning," she started, " So I'm just wondering, why am I in your house?" I chuckled a little and replied, "Because I knew if I took you back to your place you wouldn't sleep, again." 

She looked at the floor in front of her, suddenly very interested by it. 

 I decided it was time for coffee and headed for the machine. Riley got up and followed me as I started putting a k-cup in the machine. It started to brew, and I said " I'll be right back, I'm gonna go get dressed. If you want some coffee, you can have that cup or make your own. That one's hazelnut." I finished, pointing to the cup of coffee that was still brewing. Riley nodded and I walked off to my room and looked in the mirror. " Oh God." I muttered, seeing the state of my hair. I grabbed a hairbrush and got to work. 

Just as I got out into the living room, I saw Riley plopped on the couch clutching her coffee mug like a lifeline. I smirked and grabbed a mug out of the cupboard. The coffee started, and I walked over to her. I sank down a couple feet away from Riley and switched on the TV.  Some crappy kids cartoon came on and I sat back and mentally followed the show’s interactive instructions. I looked over at Riley and realized she was trying to muffle laughter as she doubled over on the couch. I blushed a deep red and realized that maybe I had followed the show aloud. Riley stopped laughing for the most part for a second so she could get out a few words.  

“So is this what you do with your free time.” laughed awkwardly, “N-No.” I stammered attempting to sound like I actually had a life and failing massively by the way Riley just burst out laughing again. I laughed along with her as she went to take a sip of her coffee and ended up spilling it a bit. I immediately jumped up and got her a paper towel. She dabbed at her shirt gingerly and smiled up at me as thanks, her face now turning a shade of light   
Later on, we headed out to get some proper food instead of just coffee, which was all I had in the house. So, we headed for the diner we went to the night before and ordered some breakfast. I giggled as Riley got ketchup on her nose as she lifted her ketchup-covered eggs to her mouth. She gave me a questioning look, which made me laugh even more. I pointed to my nose, and she turned bright red. She took her sleeve and wiped her nose a couple times before uncovering it and seeking confirmation it was gone. I nodded and excused myself to the bathroom.

When I returned, Riley had paid the bill and was waiting by the door. 

“Ready to go?”

Friday, February 8, 2019

Five ways to protect your vacant house and property

Article brought to you courtesy of Tricia Zwirner, Windham State Farm Agent

If your former home hasn't sold, your vacant property could fall victim to the elements, system failure, vandalism, or burglary. Take steps to lessen the risk for potentially costly issues.

1)      Maintain the exterior. Don't let your property look neglected. Make arrangements to have your lawn mowed, or in winter, your driveway shoveled. Trim branches that could fall and damage your roof during a storm and clean out clogged gutters to avoid water damage. Check that exterior lights are working.

2)      Take precautions with the interior. Install working deadbolts on exterior doors, and make sure all windows are securely locked. Set your thermostat at a constant temperature (high enough in winter to prevent freezing) and replace the thermostat's battery. Seal up pet doors to keep out pests, animals, and other potential intruders.

3)      Enhance the vacant property's security. Add motion-sensor lights and entry alarms. Keep bushes trimmed to remove potential hiding places for burglars. Close the curtains and blinds to prevent people from seeing in. Use timers for lights and consider adding a unit that simulates a flickering TV to deter criminals.

4)      Round up support. Enlist neighbors or friends for additional vacant property protection. Ask them to alert you of any concerns and occasionally park in the driveway to help make your home seem occupied. Notify the police and the fire department that the house will be vacant and leave your phone number with them.

5)      Protect your investment. Be aware that if your home is vacant for a month or more, your homeowner’s insurance may not cover losses that occur while it's vacant. You may need to add a vacancy endorsement to your policy. Talk with your homeowner’s insurance agent about your options.

Book Review of “The Duff”

Reviewed by Reegan Burke, 9th grade student at Windham High School

Kody Keplinger has brought her readers a compelling, witty, and laugh out-loud romance novel with her release of “The Duff”. Bianca is a witty eighteen-year-old girl with two best friends and a tongue sharper than daggers. When Bianca’s life begins to fall apart piece by piece, she becomes more vulnerable than she has ever been before. What does not help her situation is when Wesley Rush, womanizer of Hamilton High, gives her the nickname Duff: Designated, ugly, fat friend.

Bianca is hurting more than she ever thought possible. Throughout her pain, Bianca tries to stay normal as to not worry her best friends, Casey and Jessica. Life is not getting better as people from her past begin to show themselves, and Bianca throws herself at the first distraction possible which just happens to be Wesley. Bianca struggles to keep her shameful relationship with Wesley a secret, while still fighting with every other aspect of her life.

Keplinger shows throughout the story that you can know someone and not really know them at all. Bianca, as well as the reader, begins to realize that maybe Wesley is not someone to compare to Satan; in fact, she might actually like him.

Keplinger shows character progression throughout this entire novel; there is no character that stayed the same during the progression of this novel. Readers will forever be changed while reading this novel and will soon realize we are all duffs in our own special way.

Readers who enjoyed “Duff” and are eager to get their hands on another book that will fill the hole that this book left in their hearts, should pick up the book “Obsidian” by Jennifer L. Armentrout. While this book is a fantasy romance, it has the same witty banter and grasping plot line that “Duff” contains. “Obsidian” is just the cure to the bookish hangover that is left after finishing “The Duff” by Kody Keplinger.

Before the memory fades: Windham’s Marion S. Hodgdon, a teacher’s teacher, 1889 – 1975

By Walter Lunt

The two colleagues met in the teachers’ room at Windham High School during the opening weeks of the 1963 – 64 school year; it was Earl Pike’s first year of teaching.

He exchanged pleasantries with retired teacher Marion Hodgdon, who was a substitute teacher that day.

Pike told her, “I teach mathematics,” to which Hodgdon replied, “No, you do not.”

Puzzled, Pike rejoined, “Yes, I do. I teach mathematics.”

“No, you teach children. You teach students.” came the sharp rebuke, as Hodgdon stared back with the confident, knowing look of 50 years teaching experience.

 “She was correct,” said Pike, who now lives in Casco, “and that was a lesson (I never forgot) for my next 30 years of teaching at Windham High School.”

Hodgdon was born on Oct. 18, 1889 in Windham in what is commonly referred to as the old “Lorenzen house,” next to Field Allen School. In her autobiography, written in the early 1960s, she explained that she attended Windham High School, located at that time in what is now the Windham Historical Society’s Town House Museum on Windham Center Road, graduating in 1906. Hodgdon wrote that she knew early-on she wanted to be a teacher, possibly inspired by her early years attending a one-room schoolhouse at Windham Center. “I have (only) pleasant memories of those early years,” wrote Hodgdon.

Following high school, four girls from the graduating class of six students would attend Gorham Normal School, graduating in 1908.

Hodgdon secured her first teaching job at the Ireland School in East Windham. “It was a real challenge, with all grades from the beginners to the ones preparing for high school – about twenty-five (lessons) a day. I received eight dollars a week.”

At the end of her fourth year at Ireland, Hodgdon was transferred to Friends School, another one-room school located on the corner of Gray Road (route 202) and Swett Road. The move included a pay raise: $10 per week. She called it, “a great advancement.”

One year later, another promotion. Hodgdon was assigned the principalship at a North Windham schoolhouse, along with a whopping 20% raise. She now earned $12 a week, which was the top of the pay scale in Windham and in most Maine districts.

Seeking a boost in salary, Hodgdon moved out of state and spent the next few years teaching in Vermont and Massachusetts. “I left for greener fields doing departmental work…specializing in English and history in what was soon to be known as junior high.”

By 1923, Hodgdon said she believed she had “reached my (career) goal,” and was ready to come home. She returned to Windham and became a switchboard operator at the Windham Center telephone office.

That same year Marion married Howard Hodgdon and moved to Portland where the family “increased to five, (so) there was plenty to do at home.” She would also be a substitute in the Portland schools.

By 1934, the lure of her home town brought the family back to Windham. “Windham has always been a progressive town and has always been proud of its schools. I had the privilege of serving on the school board (for) three years. I never regretted the decision to return.”

The Hodgdon’s bought and restored an old home at Windham Center. On the property were the
remains of the ancient Parish Church – abandoned, tattered and crumbling. Considering it an eyesore and safety hazard, the Hodgdon’s proceeded to tear it down. But, to many town residents, razing a church bordered on blasphemy. The church came down, but the resulting controversy was troubling for the family. Marion would avoid many opportunities to mingle in the community, preferring to, as she would often say, “mind my own business.” Two exceptions were a garden club and involvement in her town’s storied history.

“She had a green thumb,” observed grandson Alan Hodgdon, Jr.; she favored violets and geraniums. Beyond family, gardening and reading (especially Thoreau), local history was a passion. She was heavily involved in the town’s five-day 200th birthday celebration in 1938, helping to publish a thick booklet called “Windham Invites You”, and heading up the pageant committee.

By the outbreak of World War II, Marion and Howard’s children had grown. Two attended college and became teachers. Their son, Kermit, remained in Windham where he became a well-known and highly respected member of the community. In 1947, Howard died after a sickness of several months. Given her exemplary reputation as a teacher, Marion was asked to become part of the new school consolidation. “I consented to try it for a few weeks. These weeks developed into sixteen years.”

It was during those years that Hodgdon was given the nickname “White Fury” by her students. Over her many years of classroom experience, particularly the early ones in a one-room schoolhouse, she had devised a no-nonsense code of discipline. “She had white hair and a low tolerance for people who didn’t follow rules. You never acted up in her class.” said grandson Kermit, Jr.

Her passion for local history led her to teach the eighth grade course in Windham history. The textbook, “A History of Windham, Maine” by Frederick H. Dole had been written in conjunction with the 1938 bi-centennial.

Shortly before Hodgdon retired in 1960, the Windham School Committee eliminated the Windham history course (doubtless in response to the education scare prompted by the Soviet Union launch of Sputnik). One of her students recalls Mrs. Hodgdon’s anger over the move. “She came to U.S. 

History class on the first day. She asked if Windham, Maine was in the United States? We all nodded yes. She then proceeded to pass out the Windham history texts.”

Windham resident Ray Philpot said Hodgdon “turned on the light for me in liking history. In school, year after year, all the history classes just seemed to teach the same thing over and over, but she really sparked my interest. I’ve been a local historian ever since.”

In retirement, Marion Hodgdon was pressed into service numerous times as a substitute teacher. It’s been said that the regular classroom teacher knew it was folly to leave lesson plans for her. They would be ignored as Mrs. Hodgdon preferred to replace them with Windham history lessons.

She was twice honored by local organizations. High School principal Richard Dunn called a special assembly where Hodgdon was named an honorary member of the National Honor Society (she wore the gold pin often and with pride.)

In 1967, Windham Kiwanis honored her with a Senior Citizen Award that read, “In Grateful Recognition of the many years of faithful work, unselfish effort and dedicated service to this community.”

“She was a career woman at a time when women were not encouraged to do that,” observed granddaughter Brenda (Hodgdon) True, “she was a wonderful grandmother. Growing up, we (the grandchildren) would often stay with her for days at a time to keep her company and help out. She couldn’t sew a button, but we all remember the molasses and peanut butter cookies.”

Marion Hodgdon continued substitute teaching up to within a year of her death in 1975. She was 86 and, said granddaughter True, “had a good life.”

Added Kermit, Jr., “a teacher through and through.”

A teacher’s teacher. 


Friday, February 1, 2019

WMS performances of "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." a success

Under the direction of Mary Wassick, Windham Middle School presented eight successful performances of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr”.  The well-attended play occurred on January 17, 18, 19 as well as on January 24,25, 26 with showings at 7 p.m. (and 2 p.m. on Saturdays). According to Wassick, the actors worked as a team to bring the performance to life.

Student of the Week: Jacob Buckley

Jacob Buckley, a fifth-grade student at Jordan-Small Middle School, is The Windham Eagle’s Student of the Week. Buckley states that his favorite subjects are physical education and math.

“It is with pride and excitement that we nominate Jacob Buckley student of the week,” his teachers said. “Jacob is a student who is dedicated to learning every single day.  Jacob has mastered standards and gained in skills since the beginning of the school year.  He is described by his teachers as a team player, kind-hearted, and helps others without being asked. Congratulations to you, Jacob Buckley. You make JSMS a better place to learn!”

Outside of school, Buckley enjoys reading Harry Potter books, scouting, baseball, soccer, skiing, and gaming.  His favorite school lunch is pepperoni pizza and his favorite ice cream flavor is cookie dough. 

Buckley loves his parents and two younger brothers (Liam and Cody), pet dogs (Stella and Bushy), and his Meme who makes "the best banana bread ever!" He also loves Marvel movies.

Raymond eighth grade looks to the future

8th grade students try a common therapy treatment at Saco Bay Physical Therapy
By Lanet Hane

Earlier this month, nine local companies participated in a day of career exploration with eighth grade students from Jordan-Small Middle School. Students were able to choose from a variety of locations and spent the morning touring the facilities, interacting with staff, and learning more about the skills required to be successful in various industries.

Principal Randy Crockett says, “The interactive nature of this career exploration opportunity was more meaningful for our students than some of our past experiences. The wide variety of choices provided the students the chance to really connect with an area of interest to them”

These eighth-grade tours were part of RSU14’s focus on career preparation and are just one of many ways the district is helping students explore career possibilities. From bringing in a variety of speakers at early ages to talk about their careers, to business tours in the middle grades, all the way up to freshman career surveys and the Senior Capstone experience, the district is committed to helping every student uncover multiple paths for the future."Students had the chance to better understand the hard work that goes into making law enforcement a career,” said Seth Fournier, School Resource Officer, of those who chose to visit the Windham Police Department, "The students were very engaged in the experience and asked great questions”.

 Kelly Mank at Time4Printing said,” We love to participate in career days as not only does it shape our next generation but, as a mother myself, you never know that one experience that will help shape or guide our children’s decisions.  We work hard to be sure the students are hands-on and get a real feel for the creative and production side of printing, vehicle graphics and signage.  You never know, in a few years, one might be coming in looking for a job.”

Special thank you to our 2019 exploration locations:

Birchwood Day Nursery School
New England Fitness and Athletics
Riding to the Top
Saco Bay Physical Therapy
Windham Automotive
Windham Millwork, Inc
Windham Police and Fire Departments

Hawk Henries – Nipmuck Flute Player will perform in Raymond

Hawk Henries

Hawk Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a people indigenous to what is now Southern New England. He has been composing original music and making Eastern Woodlands flutes using hand tools for more than 25 years.

Henries will play a variety of different flutes at various locations throughout Raymond to include a performance at the Raymond Village Community Church, on Saturday, February 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. At this community-wide event, Henries will actively seek audience thoughts, ideas and questions after listening to the music and stories, building upon them and making his performances highly interactive and engaging. Instruments will be available for exploration and for sale, as well as his CDs.

His other schedule for Raymond includes the following:

1. On Friday, February 8, Henries will be at the Raymond Elementary School with four group presentations to third and fourth graders, who are currently studying Native American history. Students will be allowed to explore instruments that Henries will bring, including digeradoos from Australia, mbiras from Africa as well as Native American flutes. Henries’ next stop will be at the Raymond Village Library on Saturday February 9th at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. This presentation will be geared toward a younger audience, Pre-K through the second grade. He will be storytelling and teaching, while engaging the children with his instruments through demonstrations. Later that evening will be his performance for the greater community at Raymond Village Community Church.

3. Finally, Henries will be part of the regular service at the Raymond Village Community Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 10. The worship service will be creation care – beginning with the creation story in Genesis 1, with Hawk sharing a traditional creation story from his spirituality background. “I will plan to weave Bible passages and/or readings into the service, so there in interplay between Hawk’s Native American spirituality and Christianity,” Rev. Nancy Foran stated. Everyone is welcome to this service.

Briefly, Henries enjoys sharing his experiences and perspectives about life in hopes of acknowledging and honoring the sacredness in each person and all cultures. He creates a calming yet engaging and contemplative space while maintaining a note of humor. His music is a reflection of thinking that we each have the capacity to make a change in the world. Hawk is fascinated with musical instruments and traditions from around the world, so you may also hear the didgeridoo and the mbira!  

Henries has had the honor of presenting at venues such as The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Harvard Medical School Graduation, and in the U.K. with the London Mozart Players. He also enjoys educational settings from kindergarten to university and small venues where he can engage the audience in dialogue.’s reputation as a flute maker has grown and he now has flutes all over the world and in several museums. He has three original CD's, “First Flight”, “Keeping the Fire” and “Voices”. He is also featured on the compilation CD “Tribal Winds”. His music has been used in a variety of films and documentaries some of which won or were nominated for Emmy awards.

Thanks to Mary-Therese Duffy for coordinating this effort to bring Hawk Henries to our community and help us understand the Native American history and culture that exists today. Mary-Therese is President of the Raymond Arts Alliance, a program of the Raymond Village Library in partnership with the Raymond Village Community Church. More information about this event can be found at