Freedom Town News

By Sallyann Hadyniak | Aug 07, 2014
Source: Internet

Blueberry Festival:

On Saturday, August 9, The Dirigo Grange # 98 hold their Blueberry Festival at the Dirigo Grange Hall on Rt. 137 in Freedom from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  The menu will consist of

Turkey Salad, Pasta Salad, Blueberry’s with cream, Blueberry Muffins, Blueberry Pie, Biscuits, Rolls, cold drinks and Coffee.

The price per adult is $10.00, children 12 and under $6.00.

Give the lady of the house a break and take her out together with the family and meet your friends and neighbors there and have a great time, good company and the best of food.

The Grange members work hard for these suppers, so why not show them your support and attend.



The next scheduled Selectmen’s meeting will be held on Monday, August 18 at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m..  The bids regarding the sale of the property listed below will be opened at this meeting.  It is a public meeting and anyone can attend.  Also at this time I would like to report that the Selectmen meet every Monday at the Town Office at 6:00 p.m.  They are alternating Monday’s holding a regular Selectmen’s meeting and the next week they will meet to sign that warrants. 
Every M9onday night meeting is open to the publicl.



The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Freedom is accepting bids for the purchase of the municipality’s interest in tax-acquired property @ 1 Main Street, Freedom Maine.

Each bid must be in writing and in a sealed envelope marked "Tax sale bid" on the outside.

Each bid may be for one property only; any person wishing to bid on several properties must submit a separate bid for each one. All bids must be received by the Board of Selectmen no later than 6 o’clock p.m. on August 18th, 2014.  Late bids will not be opened or considered.


Each bid must also include the bidder’s name, mailing address and phone number and must be

accompanied by a deposit in the form of a certified check or money order, in an amount equal to or greater than 20 % of the bid price. Each successful bidder’s deposit will be credited to the

total purchase price for that parcel. Deposits will be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. Any bid which does not contain the proper deposit will be rejected.

Bids will be opened, reviewed and awarded by the Selectmen at the Town Office on

August 18th , 2014 at 6 o’clock p.m. The Board of Selectmen reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Each successful bidder shall have 30 days from the date of the bid acceptance in which to complete the purchase. Each property will be conveyed by a quitclaim deed without covenants. In the event that a successful bidder fails, for any reason, to complete the purchase in the time stated, the bid acceptance is void and the bidder’s deposit shall be forfeited to the Town. The Board of Selectmen may thereafter negotiate a sale of the property with any or all unsuccessful bidders.

The properties for sale are described on the Town Of Freedom Tax Maps as: Map 11, Lot 61 ; The tax maps and other public information concerning the properties may be reviewed at the Town Office during its normal business hours, which are: Mon 9-6, Tues-Fri 9-2 and 1st Sat of month 9-12.

Cemetery Volunteers:

We are still 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:

Billy Joel Concert:

My son Chuck and the boys together with Kyle’s girlfriend Mariah attended a Billy Joel Concert last weekend in Philadelphia.  It was a great concert as usual and they all enjoyed it very much.  At the end of this month I’m heading to Mass. to see none other than Tony Bennett in concert.  Two years ago Lynn and I saw him in concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  He knows how to still belt out a song.  I’ve been a fan of his for about 65 years and the same goes for Johnny Mathis, he is my #1 mane is my number.  He just celebrated his 88 birthday and cut a few singles with Lady Gaga.  Believe it or not, I have never heard her sing.  According to Tony Gaga is very talented. Mama Lynn had to stay home to dog sit the baby and her sisters!


Scott Holmes (our ACO) and Keisha Whitman became the proud parents of a baby boy born on July 30 at 1:20 p.m.  Charles Scott weighed in at 7 lobsl. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long.Scott is the son to Kim and Steve Holmes and Keisha is the daughter to

Thank You

The cooks from the Congregational Church would like to thank everyone that attended their supper last week and made it a success.

The same goes for the workers from the Dirigo Grange, It is a lot of hard work and they appreciate your attendance to make these suppers a success.

Humming Birds:

As I am sitting here typing my column and listening to music, II see the rain has stopped and the sun came out.  I have several humming birds that come to my feeders every year. I enjoy watching them so much. They sit on my clothes line for minutes at a time nand then they try to (what it looks like) catch bugs that are flying. They are so funny.

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.  We would love to see some children come to learn how to do some of the hand work we do.  I was 13 when I started and it’s a good thing to learn when you are young, although one is never too old to learn.

Contact me with news you would like to share with the readers, 382-6024 or

Have a great week and stay safe.

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