By Sallyann Hadyniak | May 24, 2018
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Public Supper:

There will be a public supper on Saturday, June 2 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Freedom Congregational Church Hall located on Pleasant Street in Freedom.

The menu will consist of:

Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Beans, Vegetable, Coleslaw, Dinner Rolls, Punch, Coffee and Assorted Homemade Pies.

The cost is $8.00 Per Adult, $3.00 Children 12 and Under, Children 3 and Under Eat Free!

Handicap Accessible via Back Door

All proceeds benefit church projects.

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.

16th Annual Festival of Art

June 7–10, 2018

Senior College at Belfast invites the public to the 2018 Festival of Art to be held at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, June 7 thru 10.

Following is the schedule of events. This all-volunteer festival is sponsored by Senior College at Belfast.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 7

6:00 to 8:00 pm: Opening night and first viewing. Music by the Belfast Bay Fiddlers and

Guitarist Eric Bishop.  Light refreshments, and wine service by Unity Winery & Vineyards.

Friday, June 8

9:00 am to 5:00 pm: Exhibition hours.

Saturday, June 9

9:00 am to 5:00 pm: Exhibition hours:

2:00 pm: Special presentation in the auditorium of the film "I Know a Man...Ashley Bryan", a tribute to the well-known artist and humanitarian. Hosted by the film’s director Richard Kane, there is no admission charge to view the movie, all are welcome.

Sunday, June 10

12:00 noon to 3:00 pm: Exhibition hours.

Antique, Crafts, and Silent Auction:

To be held on June 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Varney Building located in Brooks. If you have any questions, please call 722-3056.

Freedom Community Historical Society

Freedom Residents:

The Freedom Community Historical Society is selling a collector’s item for $25.00.  It is a customized mug showing the American Flag on one side and the Keen Hall on the other side with inscriptions.  This is a fund raiser that only you can make successful.  You can purchase one or more of this beautiful mug by calling Myrick Cross at 382-6155.  We have a limited supply, so buy yours now.

It will make a memorable gift for that special someone in your life for any occasion.

Villageside Farm:

Polly and Prentice at Villageside Farm on Rt. 137 will open their greenhouse doors each Saturday morning in May from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. They are set up in a spacious, bright greenhouse with nice signage and plenty to choose from. They have so many seedlings for your garden: 18 varieties of tomatoes, 16 varieties of peppers, 6 types of onions, many types of squash, melons and cucumbers, dozens of herbs, flowers and some fun oddities. Please stop by on a Saturday morning and get your garden off to a great start with seedlings grown right here in Freedom. CF is their website which has more details.

Save the Dates:

Freedom Booster and Rec. Comm:

We have set our dates for this year for our events which include an indoor week long yard sale in June from the 4th-12th, a parade consisting of antique cars, motorcycles, boats, chicken BBQ, yard sale and games on August 18. (Parade theme to follow)  We need and are looking for 4 color guards.  Veterans Day on November 11.   Halloween Party and Trunk or Treat on October 28 and Christmas Craft Fair December more information to follow.  Stay Tuned.  Also check our Freedom Booster & Rec. Comm.  Face Book page for updates.  Stop by and take notice of our “Let Freedom Bling” page too.   We are selling Paparazzi   Earrings, necklaces, long and short, bracelets, children’s jewelry, men’s jewelry. Everything is lead and nickel free and only $5.00.   Children’s jewelry is only $1.00.  New pieces will be4 added frequently.

Freedom Makers Studio – Summer opening and events!

So, what is Freedom Makers Studio anyway? It is a storefront, gallery, workshop space and gathering place. The gallery, which highlights local artists and makers from western Waldo County.  Come down for a visit and see what we have in the store and hear about future plans. All are invited to visit the new life in Fred Flye’s old barber shop, or the old Scout Hall, or the Knights of Pythias Hall, at 25 Main Street in Freedom.

For more information, see the calendar at the Freedom Makers Studio website: or contact Lissa Widoff at Summer hours start June 7 – Thursday 4-6, Fri 1-6, Sat 1-6 and other hours by chance or appointment. Please come and see the works of our creative local artists and make suggestions for what you’d like to see.  Contact Lissa to get on the mailing list. We look forward to many more special summer events!


The Selectmen will meet on Monday, June 4, at the Town Office starting at 6:00 p.m.  All Selectmen’s Meetings are open to the public.  The Town Office is located at 71 Pleasant Street, between the Freedom Fire House and the Freedom Congregational Church.

Wednesday, June 6 there will be a meeting of The Road Committee.  It is open to the public and if you have anything of interest to contribute, please try to attend.  It starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Office,

Thursday, June 7 the Dirigo Grange will meet at the Grange Hall starting at 6:30.,

Mark the Date:

Friday, June 1 will be the collection of brown goods~ Have your “stuff” curbside by 7:00 a.m.

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:


Please make sure you put a garbage sticker which cost $1.50 on each garbage bag that you put out to be collected.

Proud Parents and Grandparent:

Saturday, May 26, Tyler Charles Hadyniak, son of Lynn and Chuck and grandson to Sallyann will be graduating from the University of Southern Maine School of Law. He will have completed 20 years of an education and after taking the bar will begin his new career.  The law firm he has been working in offered him a job as a traveling attorney defending veterans.  Tyler accepted!  Veterans has always been close to his heart and he will be traveling all over the country.  Congratulations Tyler, you have made your family proud and lots of good luck in the future.  He also will be joining the State of Maine National Guard and has already passed his physical. We know you will serve your country proud.

Until next week, take care, stay safe, and be kind to each other and God Bless.


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