I started whistling a happy little tune yesterday when driving home and getting to the bottom of the familiar hill on Burnham Hill. I braced myself, as I often do in mud season, before the pavement ends and the muddy chaos begins, a mere minute from my house. Sometimes it is the longest minute imaginable during this time. Suddenly I realized as I turned the corner and could see down the road, everything looked smooth, the road had been graded! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Montville assessing

It is assessing time again in Montville and you may see selectmen walking about, with clipboards in hand, assessing "things" around town. According to Administrative Assistant Jeanne Coleman, this is required by the state and a property owner cannot deny them access to their land. Say hello and invite them in for a snack.

RSU 3 school budget meeting

There will be a public school budget meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Mount View Middle School gym. For more information, contact the superintendent's office at 948-6136.

St. George Brewing fundraiser for Waldo County Woodshed

Join us on Sunday, April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lake St. George Brewing Co. on Route 3 in Liberty for a family-style pig roast with all the fixings, delicious beverages, lawn games, silent auction, raffle, and live music to benefit Waldo County Woodshed! This wonderful annual event is open to the public. Donations of any amount are encouraged, and will go directly toward filling the shed for next season.

Or donate through the Woodshed's gofundme: I hope to see you there!

Parking enforcement begins at Marshall Shores

Starting May 15, parking at Marshall Shores will be restricted to Liberty residents or taxpayers. To park in one of the 18 available spots, motorist will need to display a parking sticker on or in their car.

The free stickers will be available starting May 2 from the Town Office. Office hours are Monday, noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursday, noon to 7 p.m.; and the first and fourth Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cedar clearance sale

Dewey's Lumber and Cedar Mill at 140 Kager Mountain Road off Route 3 in Liberty is having a spring clearance sale. According to their Facebook post, "We have lots of camp grade/rustic cedar," which is great for camp decks or raised beds. They can be reached at 589-4126.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.