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Hello All,

Well how is this weather suiting you?? I like the AC for this…or even just a fan. That humidity though. Ugh. Keep hydrated all. Farmers are trying to hay between the rain showers. Love the smell of fresh mowed grass.


I received word that Mary Ellen Twombly, 79, formerly of town passed away on Thursday morning. No details yet. She is missed by many.

Get well wishes

A speedy get well to Joyce Bailey Thompson who fell and broke some ribs. And to Lonnie Perkins who was recently hospitalized. And to Loretta Grass who has been in rehab.

Also to Brian Warman who has COVID and is in Portland at the hospital on a ventilator. May you soon get better to breathe on your own, and not be sedated. Lynn was going to visit him Saturday. She had COVID, but got over it.

May you all be better very soon.

Newborn in our family

Emmett Matthew Chase was born on Tuesday, Aug. 10. He weighed 7 lbs. 10.5 oz. and was 21 inches long. The proud and happy parents are Alexis Bennett and Kyle Chase. Congrats to all families.

Business in town

E-Z Out Stump Grinding is located on Suitor Road near Route 137. Jared at 568-1118.

New driving school

Nearby in Waldo is the new driving school, Coastal Area Driving Academy by Raena Penney and team. Serving all of Waldo County and any students that want a safe learning experience. Classes held at WCTC starting on Sept. 14. Enrollment open for months of October and Novovember, too. Contact at 207-716-6294 or $585 includes books. No hidden fees. Teaching AAA 15th edition of How to Drive. Raena is excited to hear from students in the community.

Sweet corn

Isaac and Alex will be happy to have you stop on by the Gold Top Farm here in town, and pick up some sweet corn. It’s $5 a dozen and so good. I had some.

Freedom Field Day

Coming up Saturday, Aug. 21. Parade at 10 a.m., line-up at 9 a.m. Boat parade at Freedom Pond after. Chicken barbecue by Freedom Volunteer Fire Department at noon. Lots more. Call Cindy Abbott for more info. 382-6177.


Happy birthday to Natashah Wood on Aug. 17.

Surprise wedding

Well, Tom Lafreniere and Becky Glidden tied the knot on Sunday, Aug. 8. Congrats to them!

Congrats also to Shawna Pelotte and Brian Bellows on your wedding Aug. 14!

May you all have many happy years together!


Congrats to Rodney and Debbie Ingraham, who  celebrated their 48th anniversary!!! Daughter Sarah was just recently visiting from Colorado.

Freedom Congregational Church

Next public supper on Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Chicken and biscuits, veggies, salads, coffee, punch and desserts. Adults $9.

Ever heard of this?

There is a Property Tax Fairness Credit for those homeowners and renters who may be eligible by calling 624-9784 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon.

On Facebook

Unity Raceway has a new site by Joey Junkyard Doyon, “Unity Raceway, The Rebuild.” He and his family and some friends are working on the track. He said they are getting the track ready for a grader very soon. Also he has Adopt a Plank donations to rebuild the bleachers. Check him out. Good luck to all there!!

Upcoming in Montville

On Sept. 4 at the corner of routes 220 and 3 at the Paddock, where they had planned for the vets home, there will be music by Jason Hemmens as he entertains at 9 p.m. Also Rude Dog will play 5-8 p.m. first. Sounds like a goodtime. Contact Warren Ard for info.

4-H at Skowhegan Fair

Lydia Schofield of Waldo County Busy Beavers 4-H Club got a blue ribbon and a premium for her educational display of homemade mozzarella cheese. If you go to the fair, look for the 4-H displays. There are other displays of her friends, and Hardy family.


Common Ground Country Fair is coming Sept. 24-26. Tickets sales are online now. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Adults 18-64, $14. Seniors $10. Youth 13-17, $10. Children12 and under, free. Tickets at This fair is always a fun and exciting time. Many displays, food, and something to see. They rely on over 2,000 volunteers (four-hour shifts) as well. You can volunteer — just contact MOFGA.


Mount View schools open Aug. 30. Time is sure flying by.

Who’s ready for some football?

Mount View Mustang Youth Football League is looking for you. Child’s age and grade for 2021-22 school year. Call 592-1482. Or contact them through their Facebook page.

Upcoming at MVHS

Project Graduation ’22 5K Color Run Saturday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m.

Blood drive

Thanks to Ronnie Stevenson for giving blood recently. I had to have four units so know this is really important to give if you can.

2nd annual Poker Run

Aug. 21 register, 10-10:30 a.m. at Unity Fire House. For info: Maureen at  570-8764.


Appointments and masks required.  Supplying free backpacks with age-ready school gear, K-12, for income-eligible Waldo County school kids. Call 338-6809 for an appointment to pick up Aug. 23-27. Need Mainecare or WIC cards. Also, Heat pumps/AC for eligible people, call Chuck at 338-6809.

First-ever Mud Run

Union Fair on Saturday, Aug. 28. Register 10:30 a.m.-noon. Competition for age 16 or older. Starts at noon. Get your rig ready to tackle the mud pit. It’s also the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival. Fair runs Aug. 21-28. A fun-filled week.

Until next week,

Stay safe. Be well. Always remember that life is short, time is a gift, and love is never-ending.