Town meeting time

Montville will have its annual town meeting on Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the Town House on Center Road. Liberty's meeting will be held on Saturday, March 30, at 9 a.m. at the Community Building next to Dave's World on Pinnacle Road.

Congratulations to Eric Matthews of Montville on successfully passing his National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) requirements. He has joined the Liberty Ambulance Service team.

Speaking of Liberty Ambulance Service, they will be having an informational meeting at the Walker Elementary School cafeteria on Wednesday, March 6. There will be a question-and-answer session, along with information concerning town meeting warrant articles, highlights from this past year and challenges that lie ahead for the department. Contact Chris Birge with any questions at 589-4446.

Runner Sled results

On Feb. 23, runner sled aficionados gathered at Hogback Mountain in Montville to compete for the title of Fastest Runner Sledder in All the Land. Congratulations to winner Brian Trahan and runner-up Brad Marston, and third-place winner Kerry Merrifield.

In the junior division, congratulations to Everett Terry and runner-up Aura Martin. In all, 30 competitors took part in the sledding competition with many enthusiastic onlookers cheering them on.

Chili Cook-off

Lake Saint George Brewing held a chili cook-off Feb. 23. According to their Facebook post, the second annual event was a smashing success, raising nearly $600 for our Liberty food pantries. They would like to thank all the chili chefs who served up some tremendous chili and also thank everyone who came, donated, sampled and voted. The winner is Michael with his Maine Moose Chili!

Liberty Library

Author Reading by Linda Buckmaster, Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. Linda Buckmaster will read from her “hybrid memoir,” "Space Heart: A Memoir in Stages," and talk about the process of writing it through seven years and five revisions.

Linda has lived within a block of Route 1 most of her life, growing up in “Space Coast” Florida during the 1950s and '60sand being part of the back-to-the-land movement in Midcoast Maine in the '70s. Linda will share stories from her book and will have some books for sale.

Cornelia ‘Fly Rod’ Crosby

In recognition of Women’s History Month, author Pam Matthews will be in character of persona Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby from the late 1800s, Maine’s first guide, on Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. Crosby was a journalist who wrote about fishing and hunting, helped to create conservation, hunting, and fishing laws, marketed the state of Maine as a destination for outdoor “sports,” and broke barriers for women.

Matthews will also discuss Margaret Chase Smith, Carrie Stevens, and other famous women from Maine. Matthews wrote "Cornelia ‘Fly Rod’ Crosby, Champion of Maine" and will have her book available for sale.

Just down the road

After being closed for a bit, the Olde Mill Diner on Route 3 in Searsmont has reopened as of March 1. They will be serving breakfast and lunch Thursday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Good to see you back!

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.