By Sallyann Hadyniak | Mar 08, 2018
Photo by: Sallyann Hadyniak


Maple Syrup Weekend at the Beaver Hill Plantation in Freedom:

Join us Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25 for from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We will have horse drawn wagon rides through the orchard as well as walking tours.

Maple goodies, ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate and lots and lots of maple syrup available fresh off our wood fired evaporator.

We will also be hosting a Working Open House on Saturday March 17th and Saturday March 31st.

A portable restroom is available and plenty of parking. Group tours are welcome.

(207) 382-6129

(207) 382-4025

130 Sibley Road, Freedom, ME


Happy St. Patrick's Day to all who celebrate this very sprcial holiday!


Freedom Easter Festivities:

Sunday, March 25 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Freedom Town Office located at 71 Pleasant Street in Freedom. Bring your child to share in a Easter Egg Hunt, doing crafts, door prizes snacks a boy, girl and baby Easter Basket Drawing. The highlight of the day will be to have your child’s picture taken with Peter Rabbit and it is FREE!

There will also be a special surprise too.

Sponsored by the Freedom Recreational Committee. Free refreshments and drinks will be served.

This is an FREE event to bring our community together and to have the children something to look forward to.


The Selectmen will hold their meeting on Monday, March 19, at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.

Historical Society:

The FCHS will meet at the town Office on Wednesday, March 14 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Absentee Ballots will be available to be picked up at the Town Office which started on Friday, February 16. The Town meeting will be held on Saturday, March 17 at the Dirigo Grange Hall which is also St. Patrick’s Day. Election of officers will be held on Friday, March 16 at the Town Office Election Hall. Polls will be opened from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Town reports are available for pick-up at the Town Office this week.

The following are on the ballot for:

Selectman, Assessor Overseer of the Poor- 3 year term - Stephen Bennett
Clerk – 1 year term – Cynthia Abbott
Tax Collector– 1 Year term – Cynthia Abbott
Excise Tax Collector- 1 year term- Cynthia Abbott
Treasurer –1 year term – Ernestine Keller
School Board Representative – Vacant
Ellie Hess volunteered to become a write-in candidate for the position of School Board Representative. Thank you Ellie!

Very important:

If you intend to submit a write in vote for any of the above offices, you must CHECK OFF the box, write in the person’s name of your choice and make sure you write the name of the town Freedom (following the name). If this isn’t completed, your vote will not count.

Brooks Ladies Fellowship will be having their annual fundraising Craft/Antique Fair on June 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you have “old” items in your barn or garage that you think are antiques, or if you make crafts, jewelry, soaps, etc., we would like to invite you to have a table at our event. Inside tables are $10.00, limit two per vendor. Outside 10’ by 10’ spaces are $25.00 limit two spaces per vendor. For more information and registration form please contact Karen at 722-3056. Deadline is April 30, 2018 or when capacity is reached. Because of limited space, we cannot “hold” spaces, registration and payment are required to guarantee space.


16th Annual Festival of Art

June 7–10, 2018

Senior College at Belfast invites all Maine artists, 50 and older, amateur and professional, to participate in the 2018 Festival of Art to be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, June 7 thru 10, 2018.

The registration period for artists is March 1 thru 31, 2018

(Art work to be delivered on Wednesday, June 6, 2018) Registration form and information may be requested at:, or leave a message at 338-8033

All types of visual art are welcome: paintings, sculptures, woodcarvings, jewelry, fabric arts, pottery, glass, and photography are just a few examples.  Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work if they wish. For more information, you may contact 207-223-4459.

Crafting, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching etc.

Every Tuesday the S & B Girls will be meeting at the Town Office starting at 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. We do all kinds of crocheting, knitting, stitching and or crafts. Anyone can come on down and join us, learn how to do what is of interest to you and join in the fun. Every week books are available for your taking to choose from for patterns and instructions of anything you may want to do. The books are donated and they are yours for the taking. (Free). Looking forward to seeing some new faces so won’t you join us in the fun and two hours of relaxation?

Voice of Freedom:

As I sit here typing my column, we are being pounded with lots of snow.  It started last evening and continued through the night and here it is afternoon and it is still snowing.  I think that even though those that love winter are just about tired of it by now.  It sure has been one of a heck of a season!

I want to send out “Happy Birthday” wishes to all those March babies namely, Scott Holmes, Lexie Bennett, Tyler, Kyle and Sallyann Hadyniak.  Wishing you all the happiest of birthdays!

If you have any news you would like to share with my readers, please contact me at the above phone number or e mail me.

Until next week, stay safe, stay warm, God Bless and be kind to each other. And remember, spring is right around the corner.


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