Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | May 08, 2014
Source: Internet
The Village Farm:
The Village Farm in Freedom which is owned by, Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi,
will be hosting two Seedling Sale Days this month.
 They will be held on May 17 and May 31 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at their farm on Rt. 137 in Freedom. 
 Head out to the farm for robust, certified organic vegetable and flower seedlings and get your garden off to a 
great start!
Prentice and Polly still have shares available for their summer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. 
 Shares are $375 for 17 weekly pickups of organic, farm fresh vegetables.  They will gladly arrange payment plans 
and also accept SNAP benefits.  More information is on their website


The Dirigo Grange #98 will hold their meeting at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Thursday, May 15 starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, May 19 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  The meetings are open to the public.


Door to Door:


This is a reminder to all of Freedom’s residents,, there will be a door to door pick-up  on Saturday, June 7 starting at 7:00 a.m.   You can start getting your “stuff” together now and have plenty of time for it to be picked up.

Hike the Hill and Chicken BBQ

On Saturday, June 21,, Freedom Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fundraiser to support the Wilderness Walk For Warriors. The fundraiser will consist of a morning hike on the George’s Highland Trail on Frye Mountain followed by a chicken barbecue at the Freedom Fire House. Members of the Wilderness Walk for Warriors will be participating in the hike.

To pre-purchase tickets $8.00 per plate and $15.00 per hiker or for more information, contact Jeff Bishop at 322-1888, or e-mail or contact any member of the Freedom Fire Department.


Crafting, knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitching; needlepoint etc. can be taught to you at the weekly meeting of the women that meet every Tuesday afternoon from 2 until 4 at the Town Office.  Why don’t you come and join the ladies and see the work they are doing or come and join them and share whatever it is you are working on.  Just think, Christmas will be here before you know so get a head start and come and join the fun.


Cemetery Volunteers:

We are looking for some people to be on a Cemetery Committee in Freedom to work on the old cemeteries. They need a lot of work. We are not looking to have a committee that just meets, we are looking for people that want to get out and do the work. There are brush/trees that need to be cut and general clean up and repair. The Town of Freedom has a quote from someone that can repair the stones, but we are in a time crunch before his deadline. It is the Town's responsibility to get this done and we are willing to help, there is no pay, but you can get a lot satisfaction from seeing how even a few hours’ work can make a big difference. You don't need to be a resident of Freedom, just have a strong back and a willingness to get the job done.

You can contact Kim Holmes, her number is in the book or the Town Office, 382 6177.

Now is the time for you to step up to the plate and volunteer some of your time for the good of the town.

Voice of Freedom:

Deepest Sympathy, go to Marilyn Perry regarding the loss of her husband Cyril J. Perry Jr., 79, who passed away Dec. 27, 2013. He was born in Cumberland, R.I., Feb. 6, 1937 and known by his friends as Cy.  He moved to Maine in 1995. Cy hunted and trapped and enjoyed life and the outdoors. He drove 18 wheeler s for 32 years and He leaves behind his wife of 46 years Marilyn, and many lifetime friends.

Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the Montville Cemetery on Route 220. Following the services, refreshments will be served at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Route 137 in Freedom. (Across from the Freedom General Store)

Those who wish may make donations in Cyril’s memory to:

Maine Parkinson’s Society

359 Perry Road

Bangor, Maine 04401.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home in Belfast.

Germany Bound:

On Saturday June 17, Tyler will be speaking to the Farmington Graduation class of 2014.  Then on Sunday May 19 he will be leaving for Germany for two weeks, upon his arrival on June 1, he will be landing in Washington D. C. where he will start his summer internship in the office of Senator Angus King Jr. on June 2.  He will work there till the end of August and return to the University of Farmington to start his senior year. Tyler is majoring in Political Science.

This past weekend he had the honor of meeting with Governors LaPage of Maine and Chris Chrstie of New Jersey at the Holiday Innoliday Inn in in Portland. He and his girlfriend Jamie Austin had the pleasure of having their individual pictures taken with each Governor and Amy had her picture taken with Governor La Page and the First Lady

Mount View SAD 3 Seedlings for Sale:

The Greenhouse is Open:


We are opening Tuesday, May 6, 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays 9:a.m until 1:00 p.m.
There are catalogs available and order forms with all the students involved and plants etc.


For more information, you may contact:

Patty Armstrong
Alternative Education Director
Mount View High School
577 Mount View Road
Thorndike, Maine 04986
(207) 568-3255 ext. 1209


Please contact me with any news you would like to share with my readers at 207-649-3318 or

Wishing you all a great week!

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