From Montville Town Clerk Hannah Hatfield:

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you there have been two Montville deaths of late.

David Grover passed away last week peacefully at home. In his wife Sylvia's words, "We lost a good man this morning."

And Sandy George passed away on Friday morning, also peacefully at home.

Her daughter Diana said, "Our family has set services in my mom’s honor. We will have visiting hours/wake at her home 512 North Ridge Road, Montville, on Friday, Nov. 23, 1 to 4 p.m., and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Our Lady of Good Hope, Camden.

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to their families and loved ones.

It was sad to hear about the passing of Joseph H. Bryant of Bryant Stove Works on Nov. 17. Thoughts are with his family.

Montville Historical Society Open House

The Montville Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House at the Kingdom Schoolhouse in Center Montville on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Schoolhouse Museum will be open and staffed, and refreshments will be served.

The members will also be offering 12-inch wreaths, $15 for decorated or $12 for plain, to raise funds for ongoing preservation, education, and building projects. To pre-order wreaths, please call 589-4414 or email All wreaths must be picked up Dec. 2 at the open house.

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.

Toys for Tots donations at Lori's Cafe

The Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program is collecting donations at Lori's Cafe in Liberty. People wishing to make cash donations will have their names placed on a Toys for Tots paper train and displayed on the walls at the cafe. Donations can be made through Dec. 14. This event is sponsored by Crossroads to Calvary Church in Searsmont.

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

Mount View Craft Fair

The annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Mount View High School will be happening on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This huge event (over 100 crafters participating) will have many unique gifts to choose from and the pie table benefits the class of 2020. Free admission, lunch available and of course, there will be the opportunity to snap pictures with Santa!

Rabies clinic

A free rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Burnham Municipal Building, 247 Horseback Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. Dr. Sarah Tomalty of Little River Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots free to Waldo County residents and $7 for all others.

Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a three-year certificate. For information about the clinics, call 862-5033 or 323-6308.

Until next time.