Montville Town News
I've started our "woodpile management" this week. This consist of cleaning out our woodshed in preparation for new wood, moving the remainder of last year's wood to the porch and stacking wood. I love to stand back and admire all the rows when the shed is chock full of wood. Gives me a warm feeling. Even though this weeks' weather has been almost tropical, I know what is inevitable.
Town Office News
There will be a SPECIAL TOWN MEETING on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Montville Town House to deliberate and vote on the following issues:
- Transfer station sticker fees proposed changes
- The plan for renovations to the Montville Town House
- Non-municipal use of Montville Town Office
- The future of the Montville Community Hall (sell, donate, or repair)
- Proposed Planning Board amendments to the Montville Subdivision Ordinance
All Montville residents are welcome to attend the meeting. The Registrar of Voters will be available at the Town House before the meeting to register new voters. For more information, contact the Montville Select Board at 342-5543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Office hours (I always forget)
Monday & Wednesday 9-3 (some transactions 3-5), Tuesday 2-7, 1st & 3rd Saturday 9-11.
Check out their website for more information: www.montvillemaine.org
Walker Elementary News
At the end of last year, Audrey O'Clair set up a “Story Walk” at Walker School in collaboration with the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance. Audrey erected a set of signs, each with a page from the book Thanks to the Animals, on the SWLA Haystack Mountain Trail behind Walker. There was an organized walk with the author and then the signs stayed up so they could be enjoyed over the summer. In fact, the signs are still up for another three weeks, so if you haven't hike-read the book, you still have time. The next book will arrive on Saturday, September 28 and will be celebrated with a kick-off event that afternoon at 3:00, so mark your calendar now! The new book will be the Jan Brett book Honey. . . Honey. . . Lion! If you can't imagine what a Story Walk is, come find out. And if you can imagine it, you know what it will be like and won't be able to pass up this fun event.
There is a new FoodCorps service member at the Walker School Elementary Greenhouse. Her name is Christine Gall. She has jumped right in and started planting, harvesting for the cafeteria, and getting everything clean and tidy. Stop in and say hello!
Liberty Library News
Alfred Goodale - Saturday, September 21st, 10:00-12:00
Alfred Goodale has lived in Liberty for over 30 years and is infamous at the Liberty Baptist Church for his thoughtfulness and his seeing-eye-dog, Theo. He has used his experience with blindness and dogs to write a fiction book for kids, Ladd, Come, Ladd, Sit. Phooey, Ladd!: A Talking Dog Adventure. Alfred will be at the Liberty Library on Saturday, September 21st, 10:00-12:00 to sell and sign copies of his book. The book costs $12.95.
John Sage Exhibit
John, a craftsman from Montville, will exhibit his woodturned works September 27th. Come by and see his amazing works. All are for sale.
Maine Readers' Choice Award
Voting for the first Maine Readers' Choice Award is open. Please check the website for details and for the voting link: www.liberty.lib.me.us There are ballots at the library If you want to vote there. It is not required that you have read all the books in order to vote. Voting deadline is September 15th.
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Until next time.