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Congratulations to all students graduating and advancing to the next step in their lifelong adventures. Enjoy every second and remember to take time to smell the flowers.

Trash cleanup event

Plans are in the works for a town-wide trash cleanup event in Montville. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash along the roadside. The primary day will be Saturday, June 29, but individuals, or groups, are welcome to go out any time earlier in the week.

Bags and gloves will be available at the Montville Town Office starting on Monday, June 24. All roads in town could use volunteers. If you are interested in helping, send Jeanne an email and let her know which road(s) you are willing to work on. Call 342-5543 or email her at montville@fairpoint.net. Thanks!

Maine Makers Society is officially at the former 10-4 store location in Montville. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

This Sunday, June 16, from 2 to 5 p.m., was their first week of open jams in the gallery, hosted by the musical duo Spudz.

For future jams, bring your instruments, or just yourself, and come get down to some live music and farm fresh food.

Also, Tuesday and Wednesday, Silverton Foods and BBQ bar sets up their food wagon in the parking lot.

The can and bottle redemption next to Maine Makers Society is open once again, Friday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Check out Maine Makers Society on Facebook or call Kimba at 530-4166 for more information.

Wild Grace Farm store has a sign and is open for business. Grand opening party set for the afternoon of Saturday, June 29. Live music, mobile pizza oven, Lake St. George Brewery pouring. Check out wildgracefarm.com for more information. Located across from Lake St. George on Route 3 in Liberty.

American Red Cross will offer free swim lessons again for Montville and Liberty kids in grades K-8 with sign-ups happening on Monday, July 8, at the Stevens Pond Boat launch. Lessons will be weekdays starting July 9 and ending July 19. Be ready to go in the water on sign-up day!

The town of Liberty is pleased to announce they can now accept credit and debit cards for all "over the counter" transactions at the Town Office. Please note there is a fee of 2.5% of the transaction, with a $1 minimum fee.

Liberty Library news

Are you struggling with a problem and need some advice about how to deal with it? Old Coots are offering advice on Saturday mornings at the Liberty Library throughout the summer.

If you are age 60 or older (exceptions can be made!) and would like to volunteer to be an “Old Coot” on a Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, talk to people, give out free coffee and treats, and offer your advice when asked, contact Barb Rehmeyer to schedule a date to volunteer. For your service, you will be able to choose a book or DVD for the library.

Oil painting demonstration: Once again, Kevin Mizner has agreed to demonstrate his oil painting technique while producing a small portrait painting on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Kevin Mannix, weatherman for many years, will do a talk about his book, Weathering Shame, on Monday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. The book is about his experience with shame and stigma that resulted from growing up exposed to alcoholism, severe depression and suicide throughout childhood and adult life. Book signing to follow his presentation.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.