Not too much Montville news has filtered through for this week.

Our family tradition of going to the Union Fair and watching the demolition derby is in its 12th year and what a show it was! Each year we try and pick who will win each heat, analyzing each car and their potential to inflict damage.

Standing in the crowds craning to see with my two, taller-than-me sons, my wife and I remembered when we would carry them on our shoulders for hours. This is not remotely possible now; how quickly they have grown.

A friend noted on Facebook, "You know summer is ending when you are on the Ferris wheel at the Union Fair." Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain, with the barkers and the colored balloons.

The start of school is right around the corner. It's starting after Labor Day this year. Watch for students waiting for buses at the edge of driveways; also, give buses plenty of room from behind and, of course, do not pass them when lights are flashing. Buses are equipped with cameras and you will be ticketed.


Aging Well Liberty/Montville is hosting a summer picnic at Lake St. George State Park on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at noon. Welcome to all, including friends and summer senior visitors.

RSVP to Cindy Frost at 604-0412 or to let her know if you will bring a dish to share (optional) or need a ride. Great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Liberty Library News

Flower-Arranging Workshop, Saturday, Sept. 14, 1 to 4 p.m. The first workshop in the series of "Making art is good for the body, mind, and soul" will be a flower-arranging workshop taught by Debbie Dinsmore, former owner of Branch Pond Flowers and Gifts. The class is free but registration is required. Visit to register.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.