Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Jul 03, 2014
Source: Internet

The Lost Kitchen:

There are liquor laws still in place that date back to Prohibition, limiting on premises alcohol service at the restaurant.  However, they are not ones to give up easily and have creatively found a way to work with the cards they have been dealt. Introducing their retail sister company ,  Foundation Wine Cellar. The new (food and restaurant) “The Lost Kitchen” is located in the Ole Mill located at 22 Mill Street (on the corner of Pleasant and Mill Street ) in Freedom, It officially opened July 4.   I understand they will be opened from Wednesday through Sunday and will be taking reservations only.  Their telephone number is 382-3333 and you can find them on Face Book and their e mail address is: Erin French (proprietor) is thrilled to announce the opening of their retail wine and beer shop, literally located in the foundation of The Mill at Freedom Falls. The space is amazing, the wine will be stellar, and the beer will be wicked cold! Come grab a bottle then head up to The Lost Kitchen for supper!

Selectmen’s Meeting:

The next scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting will be held on Monday, July 14 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  It is a public meeting and residents are invited to attend.

Historical Society:

The Historical Society will meet at the home of Viola Greeley on Wednesday, July 9 starting at 7:00 p.m.

We are trying to raise money to finish off the interior of the ole Meeting Hall.  We still have the following articles for sale.  Please take the time to check out this list and if you are interested in purchasing anything, you can contact any member of the Historical Society including me.  They are as follows:

The large map of Freedom $35.00, Pictures (examples in the Annex of the Town Office), $25.00, $35.00 and $45.00 each, Cook Books, CD pictures of the Bi-Centennial, Bi-Centennial Coin, each $10.00, T. Shirts on sale, $15.00 each or 2 for $25.00, $10.00 each or two for $15.00, Post cards $1.00 each and there are 6 different picture postcards, souvenir program from the Bi-Centennial on sale for $5.00,

These all make beautiful gifts, for any special occasion, so if you haven’t purchased one yet as a gift or for yourself, contact Lorraine Overlook, Myrick Cross,  or myself and we will be happy to fill your order,.  If you have any questions, call one of the members of the Historical Society.

Waldo County WWII Veterans Recognition Ceremony

On Sunday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m. on the Bank of America Campus, 21 Schoodic Drive in Belfast, Me., the American Legion, District 11, Department of Maine will hold a ceremony to honor Waldo County World War II veterans. The ceremony comes 70 years after D-Day, June 6, 1944, when the allies with the largest air, land, and sea operation before or since turned the tide against Nazi fortress Europe.

Refreshments will follow the ceremony.

Please call Lance Weddell (207) 223-5357 if you have questions or if you are a Waldo County WWII veteran and haven't been contacted by an American Legion member.

Bible School:

The Freedom Congregational Church will be holding a “Vacation Bible School”at the Freedom Congregational Church on Pleasant Street.It will be starting on Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.  The theme will be an Island adventure, Bible time, crafts, games and parents are welcome to stay.

Book Exchange:

Report from the Book Exchange.

A very generous donation of 50 large print books from Centerpoint Books in Thorndike will allow for expansion of that category.  Many interesting titles, both fiction and non-fiction, will soon be on the shelves.  Many thanks go out to Centerpoint Books.  There will be no need for your magnifiers with these books!

Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program:

(VLMP) is offering a free Invasive Plant Identification and Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol workshop July 15, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Liberty. Early detection of invasive plants that can choke our lakes means better swimming, boating and fishing for all of us. Learn more/register at or call 207-783-7733.

Participants should bring a "bag dinner” and expect a great hands-on experience. Host organization Citizens Association of Liberty Lakes will provide beverages.

Crafts etc:

Knitting, crocheting etc instructions are being given to those that would like to learn how to, and spend a few hours with others at the Town Office starting at 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday.  So come on down for two hours of learning, socializing, etc.

Voice of Freedom:

I have more great news to share regarding my grandson Tyler. He just found out that his social psychology lab's research study, "Correlations between Marijuana and Alcohol Use and Evaluations of Memes, Materials, and Potential Romantic Partners," was just accepted for presentation as a paper at the New England Psychological Association's meeting this fall!  Congratulations Tyler, once again you make your family proud.

Welcome Puppies:

I would like to tell you that my road has new puppy residents!   Lynn, Greg and Cyrus Warren became the family of “Jib”, a black mix.  He is so precious and I’m happy that they got themselves a dog.  Within the last few years their two family beagles passed away.  Good Luck to the family and I’m looking forward to meeting “Jib”.  He will definitely be treated like one of the family and will be lucky to have a great home.

Also, Lynn and Chuck (my son) got themselves a new puppy, a yellow Lab who we call “Ellie Mae”.  She is a two month old puppy and is getting along fabulously with Stella, the Bloodhound, Abby and Cleo the Bassets.   Both Jib and Ellie got to spend some time playing together.

Congratulations are in order to Erna and Kevin Keller who became the proud grandparents of a baby boy, namely River Grayson, who is the son to Derek Keller.  Hope River grows up to be healthy and strong.


It is so much fun to watch the dogs interact!  It makes me happy and sad at the same time, because I no longer have a dog, but intend to get one soon.  So our Ridge will be beaming with dogs!


Well temperatures soared this past week and a/c’s were turned up full blast!  Let’s not complain, for winter will be here before we know it.  In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful weather, and have a great week!

Call me with any news you would like to share or e mail me.

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