Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Oct 07, 2016

Midcoast Conservancy is hosting a community listening session, that will begin with some bike riding, on Friday, October 14th. The event will begin at 4:00 and will include a pizza dinner that will be held at Roberts Field behind Walker Elementary School. The Midcoast Conservancy plans to have a trailer full of mountain bikes for the kids to use, so if you have never mountain biked, this is your chance to give it a try! Topics for discussion include new trails, what kind of trails and where? The event starts at 4 with dinner happening at 5 followed by a presentation.

The Waldo County 4-H Association is having a live auction at the Belfast Boathouse on Saturday, October 15th, from 2-6, or until everything goes. All items have been generously donated from local businesses, and all proceeds go directly to the Waldo County 4-H Program!

Come support our Waldo county 4-H youth by coming to the auction! If anyone has any questions or maybe they would like to donate something, they can contact me (Jodie Martin) at 930-9876, or

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign
Our Town Clerk, Abbie, would like people to be aware that no political signs shall be placed within 250' of an entrance to a polling place, on public property, during Election Day. This provision applies to Montville Town House and the Town Office during normal office hours of the Town Clerk, for the absentee voting being conducted during the 30 days before Election Day. Any sign that is posted within this area will be removed. For what area is considered a “safe zone” contact Abbie (342-5544) or

It’s time to register your doggies once again! Starting on October 15th your dog(s) need to be licensed for the ensuing year, by January 31. On February 1st fines will begin, and they will be $25 per dog. You can do this in the town office, through the mail (please include a check, rabies information, if necessary, and a self-addressed stamped envelope), or online at: If you no longer have your dog please contact the office so it can be removed from the listing.

Thank you Edna!

Edna Mitchell would like to thank everyone for the surprise retirement party at the Liberty Community Hall last Saturday. “I was given many lovely card, gifts, flowers, certificates of appreciation, hugs, smiles, and attention. What more could anyone wish for in their old age. I have enjoyed being an EMT and working on the Liberty Ambulance for 38 years. I have called it my social life. The other ambulance people have been an important part of my life. I'll miss being an EMT but I will do what I can to help when help is needed.”  Thank you Edna!

Waldo CAP is now taking applications for assistance with heating costs. They are located at 9 Field St., in Belfast and are open 7:30 to 4:00 Monday through Friday. Their phone # is 338-3025. If you are aware of a friend/family member/neighbor who may need some help, but may not know about the program, please pass this information along to them.  

From the fire department: Please remember to clean your chimney, have furnace inspected, and check the batteries in carbon & smoke detectors.

The 7th Annual Joy To Be Bald Cancer fundraiser to benefit Cami Jewett is this Sunday Oct 9th. Barbecue will begin at 1PM at the Liberty Community Center, Liberty (off Pinnacle Road a/k/a Route 220).

Walk-A-Thon registration is at Lori's Cafe, Route 3, Liberty. Walk-A-Thon begins at 2pm, with transportation from Lori's to the Tower to start the walk, which ends back at the Cafe. Walk is 2.5 miles.

Liberty Library News
During October, Jacobson Glass Studio is exhibiting beautiful glasswork at the Library. David Jacobson's active and lively glassblowing studio is housed in his renovated 200-year-old barn in Montville. Utilizing contemporary design in the Venetian tradition, he creates functional hand-blown drinking glasses, bowls, vases, ornaments and kiln-formed platters as well as unique hand-blown or kiln-formed sculpture and murrini vessels. Each piece is one of a kind. His items are for sale and a percentage of the sales will benefit the library. David also offers lessons at his studio year-round. For more information,  visit or call/text 914-715-6848.

Waldo County Judge of Probate Susan Longley is having a “probate basics” workshops at the Liberty Library, Monday, October 17th, from 6:30 - 8:00pm. This free workshop is aimed at helping folks organize their powers of attorney for both medical and financial matters.

That’s about 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.

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