Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Dec 27, 2013
Photo by: Diane Winn

Avian Haven:

We've just posted a new slide show presenting favorite photos of birds in our care during 2013. 
You can open it now by going to is our website's Slide Shows page Avain Haven Slideshows
We hope you enjoy these images  With best wishes for winter and the longer days
soon to come,



The Budget Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 7 starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Town Office.


Selectmen’s Meeting:

The next scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  This will he first meeting of the new year of 2014.


Planning Board:

The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, January 14 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office.


Historical Society:

The Historical Society will meet at the home of Viola Greeley on Tuesday, January 14 starting at 7:00 p.m.


Nomination Papers:

Well it’s that time of year again for nomination papers to be available at the Town Office to be picked up and returned to the Town Office no later then 30 days.


SELECTMAN, Assessor, Overseers of the Poor- 3 year term

Clerk – 1 year term

Tax Collector -1 year term

Excise Tax Collector – 1 year term

Treasurer – 1 year term\

Voice of Freedom:

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to our every day normal living!  I hope everyone had the best of holidays and a safe one.

As for me and my family it was a very unforgettable Christmas!.

Norm Qualtrough (Lynn’s Dad) was visiting us for the Christmas holiday from Virginia.  Christmas was quite an experience, Norm, Patty and Shannon Armstrong spent the holiday with us and we were very lucky that we were not without power.  I have an industrial generator and it did not deprive us of anything as well as it didn’t during the Ice Storm of 1998.  I opened my home to those that needed any kind of help and that were less fortunate then me.

My road from my house to my son’s house (Chuck and Lynn) was not passable by car.  All the tree branches were frozen and bent into the road.   We had to walk to get from house to house, but my grandson’s wouldn’t hear of me walking and possibly falling again.  So they brought down their toboggan and pulled and pushed me to their home about 500 feet away up the road that was totally iced over.  As we passed through the bemt branches, they cleared the we passed.  We made it safely to their home and on the way back to my home; it was a lot easier because we were going downhill. We had Christmas Eve in the afternoon at Chuck’s while it was still daylight and opened our gifts, then we returned back to my home and after opening gifts had Christmas Eve dinner.  We spent the evening all together and filled my home with laughter and love.  We’ve had a full couple of days filled with baking cookies, cakes, laughter and just being together as a family.  My house was so full of activity that I am already missing all of those that were here and are now gone returned back to their homes.   It certainly was a wonderful Christmas and a very unforgettable one.  And now the New year is right around the corner.


New Year’s Toast

Here’s to the New Year...
May it bring more joy and success
and less grief and regret?

To our dreams...

May we never stop believing in them
and taking the actions that will make them a reality.

To our friends, loved ones, associates (or colleagues)...
May we take the time to let them know
how much it means to us
to have them in our lives.

Let us encourage more and criticize less,
Give more and need less.
And whenever we can,
Let us create harmony and peace.

To new beginnings...
Let us start fresh, right now,
to make this the very best year ever.

A very Happy 2014 New Year to all of us!

By J. Fuchs

I would like to take this time to wish all the readers of TRJ a very Happy New Year.  May this coming year of 2014 be happy, healthy and prosperous for each and every one of you and that this year will be better then the past year.


Christian New Year’s Resolutions

How can I use the New Year
to better serve my Lord?
I’ll read my Bible every day,
and be more in accord.

I’ll find new ways to serve others;
I’ll love my neighbor, too.
I’ll focus on "give" instead of "get"
In everything I do.

I’ll forgive the people I’m mad at;
Angry feelings I’ll discard;
I’ll try to love my enemies,
Even though it’s hard.

In the New Year, I’ll lift people up,
Instead of putting them down.
I’ll fill my heart with love and joy,
and never wear a frown.

I’ll let go of my worries;
I’ll put it all in His hands;
I’ll repent and try to sin less,
And obey all His commands.

These New Year’s resolutions
are difficult, at best,
but there’s something I can do each day
that will put my soul at rest:

I’ll love my Lord with all my heart,
With all my mind and soul,
And if I do that essential thing,
All the rest will be in control.

By Joanna Fuchs





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