Montville Town News
So sorry to hear that our good friend Martha Piscuskas slipped on ice last Tuesday night, fell and broke her hip. She had to undergo surgery and will be out of commission for a little while. If anyone would like to help with some meal donations for her and her family please email Susan Shell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thinking of you Martha. Get well soon!
Town Office News
The town meeting will take place on Saturday March 29 @ 10 this year. At this point in time it doesn't seem that far off.
A reminder that town office hours are Monday and Wednesday 9-5, Tuesday 2-7, and the first & third Saturday of every month 9-11. Also the office is closed if school is canceled.
Fire Department News
The Montville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a drawing for the Camp Neofa one-week campership gift certificate that was won by Mike Bouchard at the 2013 field day. He donated it back to the fire department. Any resident can nominate a child's name to be put in the drawing. They must be between the ages 8-14 and the week campership is for the 2014 season. Nominations are to be emailed to Margaret Masessa. email address is email@example.com. Please include in the email the childs name, age, and address, the child's contact person name and phone number. The drawing will be held at the March fire department business meeting and the winner will be notified. For information on Camp Neofa check out: campneofa.me or www.campneofa.org
10-4 store is accepting bottle and can donations in the name of the Montville Volunteer Fire Department. They also collect used ink cartridges and toners which are recycled for credits at Staples. Those cartridges can be given to any firefighter, or left at the town office. All these donations help offsets costs and are greatly appreciated!
There will be a Winter Edibles Snowshoe and Tea hike on Saturday February 15th at 10am - noon at the Haystack Mountain (behind Walker Elementary School). Join them for a family-friendly event: a fun walk in the woods followed by talking over tea at Walker School that we steep from the trees and plants. Participants will learn how to collect edibles in winter to make tea. Led by wild edibles expert Jim Merkel, who will also give a wild edibles overview. Meet at the Haystack Mountain trailhead behind the Walker Memorial Ball Field in Liberty. This event is part of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Pre-register to borrow a pair of snowshoes or bring your own. For more information or to pre-register and reserve snowshoes, contact Anna at 207.589.3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the way, I just checked out the "Great Maine Outdoor Weekend" website and its awesome. Check it out: http://greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org/events/category/difficulty-level/easy-difficulty-level/ There are tons of events going on February 14 - 16th (mostly free) all throughout Maine. Hikes, fishing derbys, a winter carnival, cross country skiing events, snowshoe events and much more all with varying degrees of difficulty, nicely listed. There is something for everyone on this list. One item that caught my eye, a Maine Outdoor Film Festival Screening at the Unity Performing Arts Center on February 14 @ 7pm.
Speaking of fishing derbys, there will be a fishing derby sponsored by the Tri-Town Snow Riders Club of Morrill on February 15th from 6am - 6pm (weigh-in will be 3pm-6pm). The derby includes all legal waters in Waldo and Knox counties. Their base camp and weigh station is on the Brown Road in Morrill. There will be food available at the club house from 11am on and there will be prizes awarded for adult and kids categories. For more information or to register contact John Smith at 342-5313, or send an email: email@example.com, or Mr.IBM@writeme.com
Liberty Library News
The Liberty Library would like to remind everyone that Bangor Savings Bank is sponsoring "Community Matters Most" program. They will be giving a total of $100,000 to 68 local nonprofit organizations and are looking for community input on how best to distribute these funds. The 2014 Community Matters More voting takes place during the month of February. Vote for Liberty Library as your favorite non-profit by visiting Community Matters More at (https://www.bangor.com/Community-Support/Community-Matters-More/Voting.aspx) or stopping by any of the 57 branches of Bangor Savings Banks statewide.
Story Time - 10:30 on Thursdays for preschool children and their caregivers.
Walker Elementary News
The Walker PTC collected a heaping grocery cart full of gifts for Maine troops overseas. Thanks for everyone for making this so successful!
That's it for this week. If you have news you would like me to include, or just let me know you read the column, send me an email or give me a call. My deadline for next week's edition is Friday at 10:00.
Until next time.