For all kinds of floral arrangements, My Sister & I is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check out the beautiful flowers. Call Jayne Hutton at 557-2791. They are located at 29 Depot St., Thorndike. Flowers for all occasions! You can find memorial flowers here.

The Pleasant Hill Cemetery Barbecue, quilt raffle and silent auctionare Saturday, May 25, in the Freedom Congregational Church Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., half a chicken, salads, rolls, coffee or punch and dessert. Cost is by donation.

Villageside Farm

We love to grow seedlings. We grow tens of thousands of seedlings for sale and for use in our own farm fields. These are not your run-of-the-mill, dropped-at-the-big-box-store, baked-in-a-parking-lot-all-day (sad and stressed!) seedlings. They are big and robust, dark green, well-rooted, carefully tended and seriously ready for the get-go.

The great thing about the varieties we grow and sell to gardeners in our community is. . .they are OUR favorite varieties! We consider them the best choices for production and reliability for Midcoast Maine.

As organic farmers, we know that good seedlings make bountiful yields. We pot all of our plants in VT Compost potting soil, the best mix we have ever used. Because it is made with compost, which is microbial rich and provides long-lasting fertility, we feel that these seedlings get to your garden (and our farm fields!) really ready to grow.

Come out to Villageside Farm's 2019 Seedling Sale Days, Route 137 in Freedom. Rain, shine or snow! 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, May 11, May 18 and May 25.


The Board of Selectmen will meet at the Town Office on Monday, May 20, starting at 6 p.m. The meetings are always open to the public. If you have any citizen issues, please come to the meeting and address the board with your concerns.

Hike the Hill & Chicken Barbecue

It’s time again for Hike the Hill and Chicken Barbecue. Please help us support the Wilderness Walk for Warriors as they assist our veterans and their families.

This year’s hike will be Saturday, May 18, at the Frye Mountain Preserve on Route 220 in Montville. Hike sign-up starts at 8 a.m. at the State Land Preserve building. The meal is at noon at the Freedom Fire House.

For information contact Jeff Bishop, 322-1888, May 18, 2019. Hike is by donation. Meal: $8 includes chicken, sides and a drink.

Until next week, stay safe, enjoy the spring season and God bless.