Friday, January 6, 2017

Glowczak takes the helm by Michelle Libby

Glowczak takes the helm at The Windham Eagle
By Michelle Libby

On January first, Lorraine Glowczak became the managing editor of The Windham Eagle, replacing editor-in-chief Michelle Libby, who left to pursue other opportunities. Glowczak who is originally from Kansas has lived in Maine for 19 years and in Windham for two years. She became a staff writer for The Windham Eagle last year. 

“Lorraine is very thoughtful and energetic,” said publisher Kelly Mank. “She is a great addition to our team.” 

“The more I’m exposed to the Windham and Raymond community, the more I see the people here are really amazing. I really enjoy the people I’ve met,” Glowczak said. Her goal in taking on this new role was the opportunity to become a part of the community and to expand her writing opportunities. 

Glowczak prepares for her first Windham Eagle publication.
She has no immediate plans to make big changes to the newspaper. “As I become more acclimated to the paper, I might see things that need a small change or tweaking,” she said. She is willing to listen to the community and what they, and The Windham Eagle team, agree is a positive direction for the paper. 

Glowczak has a degree in leadership and organizational studies, but has wanted to publish her stories for a while. Last year she wrote a beekeeping series for The Windham Eagle depicting the challenges she faced as a beekeeper. “I liked going to Italy, but I did not like being an Italian beekeeper,” she said with a laugh. 

When asked what she’d bring to the position, she answered, “My enthusiasm about getting to know the community as well as my love of the written word and keeping it positive.”

The Windham Eagle is looking for columnists and writers who have a passion to report on what is happening in the community. To be a staff writer, send a resume and clips to Glowczak.

“As a managing editor, my approach is supporting, motivating and encouraging reporters to write what they are passionate about."

When Glowczak is not at The Windham Eagle, she enjoys reading, walking and anything in nature. She loves to explore not only Maine, but all of New England.

“I enjoy being with friends and family and spending quality time with the people I love.” Glowczak has been married for 15 years and just adopted a beagle mix from Maine Lab Rescue.

“The small cottage on the lake where we live feels like home. I feel like I’m finally home in Windham.”

To send a letter to the editor, offer story suggestions or any other business, email Glowczak at

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