Montville had a 66-percent voter turnout and registered 18 new voters. No word yet on when the results of the ranked-choice count for Maine's 2nd congressional district race between Bruce Poliquin and Jared Golden will be in. A real nail-biter.

A note from Montville treasurer

A reminder that Thursday, Nov. 15, all unpaid 2016 property taxes will go to automatic foreclosure and the town will own your property. The Town Office will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day.

The treasurer will have regular office hours on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also have special hours to allow for last-minute tax payments on Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. She is always available for phone calls or emails with questions about your tax account. Call Terry at 342-5544 or email her at

Mount View Craft Fair

The annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Mount View High School will be happening on Sat. Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This huge event has many unique crafters taking part and the pie table benefits the Class of 2020.

Christmas Bazaar

Montville's Union Harvest Grange will be hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and join us for a wonderful day of food, music and friendship while picking out the perfect Christmas gift from our crafters and artisans.

The children of Hogback Mountain Academy will be joining us again with a musical selection. They were a true delight last year and we are looking forward to welcoming them back.

The Pinwheel Brothers will also be performing at the Grange with their wonderful music.

There will be hot soups and stews and pie! We always welcome new vendors and have tables available. If you would like to reserve a table or just need some information, contact Terry at 323-9151.

4th Annual Pay It Forward Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liberty Community Hall.

The event is being hosted by Tammy Reynolds and William Gillespie.

This will be a 100-percent free dinner at the Liberty Community Hall on Thanksgiving day, for anyone in the community who wants to come. Join other community members for a complete dinner with all the fixin's.

What is the catch? If you can or would like to bring a non-perishable food item that could be donated to the Liberty Baptist Church food pantry, that would be awesome but not required. Your kindness never goes unnoticed.

Santa Train

Join us on Santa’s Snowbird Express and help Santa find his elves. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving and going until Dec. 23.

Put on your holiday best and enjoy a magical train ride with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves and a cast of characters. Relax, sip hot chocolate, munch freshly baked cookies and sing along with our jolly elves!

Schedule includes a 40-minute visit to historic Farwell’s Mill in Thorndike for food and elfin activities by the fire. Dress for the outdoors; spaces are heated, but drafty. Entire excursion is two hours round-trip. Visit for information about the mill.

This train departs from Unity Station, 212 Depot St. For details and reservations, visit, call 888-317-2142 or email

Carols in the Round

The Mount View Chamber Singers will be performing Carols in the Round at several locations around Waldo County. Here are some places nearby: Sunday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m., Unity Methodist Church; Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m., Crossroads to Calvary Church in Morrill; Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., Knox Ridge Baptist Church; Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., Faith Temple Church in Belfast; Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., First Church in Belfast, UCC; Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., Stockton Springs Community Church.

Until next time.