Hello All,

Thanksgiving is behind us. I had dinner with my sister Marilyn McKenney, her daughter and husband, Kristen and Eli Crosby, and boys Maverick and Forrest. I hope everyone enjoyed their day.


It was sad to see that Brenda Cole Letourneau had passed away. Condolences to her family.

Our thoughts are with Ray and Dawna Drew Routhier in the loss of his mom, Estelle Routhier. She passed at 105 years old at Lakewood recently.

Montville Fire and Rescue

Pancake Breakfasts coming up are on Dec. 19 and Jan. 16, 2022, 8-11 a.m. at the Firehouse. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, coffee and tea. Adults $5. More info: Karen at 692-7818. Support the Fire Department.

Also, the Fire Department will be having a Cinnamon Bun fundraiser at the Union Harvest Grange Sunday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. till gone.

Union Harvest Grangers

Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Grange Hall.

Montville Historical Society

Wreath Sale Sunday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Kingdom Schoolhouse. Calendars for 2022 and Old 1859 Maps on sale, too. All pre-sale wreath purchases must be picked up this day. Call Barbara at 589-4414 for info.

Knox Boosters Club

On Friday evening, Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m., Tree Lighting and Santa will be there. Bonfire. Refreshments available. Caroling. Fun for the kiddos at the Knox Town Office.

MVHS Craft Fair

Tickets are on sale already for the Project Graduation Basket Raffle. On Facebook for info. The Craft Fair is Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lots of vendors attending. A place to get a wreath or gifts for Christmas. Something for everyone. At the Mount View High School Gym. Food available. Santa will be there for pictures.

MVHS Chamber Singers

They will be singing at Freedom Congregational Church on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. And at Knox Ridge Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.


Happy 46th anniversary to Philip and Katherine Gaudet!!! Happy 38th anniversary to Lari and Sally Turner!!! May they have many more years together.


Mike Braley got himself a 6-point, 180-pound buck. I hope Buzz Fowler found his deer. Good luck to others tagging out before the black powder season.

Tree watering

When watering your live Christmas tree, I was told by a friend to use boiling water as it keeps the sap from hardening. In Germany (where she lived), she said that boiling water is used, and by the time the water cools down your tree is properly watered for the day. Be careful not to get burned if you try this, though.

Annual Gasping Gobbler 5K

Ron Stevenson finally got to run a 5K Race in his new age group. He finished 39th out of 138 and 6th place in his age group, 24:10 minutes. Way to go Ron! Proud of you. With COVID still here to stay, many things have been postponed or canceled.


Most have set their clocks back as we should. Now is the time to replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. If you don’t have one, get a detector as they save lives. Woodstoves going, it is best to be safe for those folks, too.  Be safe, all.


Buddy Thomas is planting garlic, and some flower bulbs. Good luck to him to get it done.

Leafsong Family Farm

They have the prettiest dried floral winter wreaths. They have a gift selection as well. They are in Belmont.


The Festival of Trees will be Dec. 10-12th at the Moss Building on Route 1, Friday, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission $2 for all over age 2. A Project Graduation event. Tickets are 50 cents each. Should be over 45 trees to place tickets on.

Until next time,

I hope you enjoy these days getting ready for Christmas. I’ve seen lights and decorations up already. Stay warm, and most of all be safe. COVID-19 is still around and some people have been pretty sick. Get well to you if you’re sick at this time. Wishing my cousin, Ron McDonald, a speedy recovery at this time as he is in the hospital. (He grew up on Marsh Road.)

May everyone who is observing a birthday have a great day. I will be 79 on Dec. 1. My brain says still young, and my body says you wish. Haha.

Take care, all. Be well.


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