Montville News

By Thomas Carter | Jan 06, 2012
Courtesy of: SWLA Anna Fielder of Unity, shown here in Baxter State Park, is the new executive director of Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance

Congratulations go out to my daughter, Kristina Carter and to my neighbor Emmett Shell! Both Montville residents are on the Mt. View Middle School student council, and recently were chosen for leadership posts there. Kristina is now vice president and Emmett is treasurer. Good job, Emmett and Kristina!

Soup Night at the Liberty Library 

The Liberty Library Annual Soup Night will be held Saturday, January 14th at 5:00 pm. Come and bring the family for a cup of soup, breads, desserts, and camaraderie with your Liberty and Montville neighbors.

There will be story-reading upstairs for the younger ones, and materials for making crafts. If you have not visited the library for a while, come and look over our expanding selections of DVD's and books. 

Attention 4th and 5th Graders! Come to the Liberty Library on Saturday, January 14th at 10 am to learn about the new Book Club that will be held once a month on Thursday after school. Come with ideas and be ready to explore what books you want to read and discuss.

For more information on library events, call the Library at 589-3161.

Support the Montville Fire Department!

Lots of returnable bottles and cans left over from your New Year’s Eve party? Why not donate some - or all - to benefit the Montville Volunteer Fire Department? It’s easy to be a local philanthropist! Just take your empties to the 10-4 Store on Rt. 3 in Montville and tell them your bottles and cans are designated for the fire department. It’s easy!

Walker School News 

Walker Elementary School collects the following items: Box Top & Labels for Education tabs, soda can tabs, empty ink cartridges and Hannaford Helps Schools register receipts. You may drop these items off at school (at the front desk with Mrs. Emery). There is also a "Box Top" collection tin at the Liberty Library. Thanks in advance for your support.

Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance News

Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance (SWLA) has named Anna Fiedler as its new executive director. Fiedler accepts leadership responsibilities from Buck O’Herin, who was the previous executive director and who remains active on the SWLA board of directors.

“I am thrilled to be involved in an organization that plays an important part in ensuring that Maine’s natural heritage persists into the future,” says Fiedler. “I am excited by Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance’s extensive trail network on more than 1200 acres of conserved land, the work it has done in building partnerships with other regional land trusts, and its invitation for community involvement by hosting hikes and other educational events that are open to the public, like the upcoming snowshoe hike in Montville on February 22nd.”

Fiedler brings a long-standing relationship with ecology and land conservation. She has a PhD in Ecology and Entomology from Michigan State University.

“Anna brings a deep commitment to conserving land for current and future generations to her work as our executive director,” says SWLA President Alysa Remsburg. “SWLA is excited about her experience in communication and outreach promoting natural-areas conservation.”

According to Fiedler, one of the land trust’s goals in 2012 is enhancing communication with outdoor enthusiasts in the mid-coast area, especially SWLA’s primary service area of Montville, Liberty, Freedom, and Palermo.

The Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance is a non-profit land trust that protects the upper Sheepscot River watershed in Waldo County through conservation easements and land acquisition. Established in 1991, SWLA has more than 90 active members, maintains 15 miles of publicly accessible trails, and protects more than 1260 acres of land in the town of Montville. For more information, see SWLA’s web site ( or Facebook page, or call 207-589-3230.

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