Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jan 17, 2014
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Spooky January fog out on Halldale Road.

In all the commotion of last Saturday's rain storm, I was in a hurry trying to get groceries into the car without having the rain go down my neck... and I must have dropped my cellphone somewhere because it's gone, gone, gone. I retraced my steps as best I could and checked in all the nooks and crannies of our car without any luck. I apologize for anyone that has left a message. I'm working on getting a new one soon.

Town Office News
A reminder that the deadline to register your dog is January 31. You can register in the office, through the mail (414 Center Rd., Montville, ME 04941 - please include rabies info and if necessary, a self-addressed stamped envelope), or online at : You will be able to pay by credit card 24 hours a day through January 31st. If you no longer have your dog please contact the office so they can be removed from the listing.

There is a Spay-Neuter program subsidized by Community Spay Clinic of Freeport going on right now. There is a $10 spay/neuter fee for cats and kittens (4 months old) and there is free transport from Rockland. From their flyer, I'm not sure if it's $10 for dogs as well. For more information call 865-0772 or visit

The Montville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a drawing for the Camp Neofa one-week campership gift certificate that was won by Mike Bouchard at the 2013 field day.   He donated it back to the fire department.  Any resident can nominate a child's name to be put in the drawing.  They must be between the ages 8-14 and the week campership is for the 2014 season. Nominations are to be emailed to Margaret Masessa at   Please include in the email the child's name, age, and address, the child's contact person name and phone number.  The drawing will be held at the March fire department business meeting and the winner will be notified.  For information on Camp Neofa check out: or

10-4 store is accepting bottle and can donations in  the name of the Montville Volunteer Fire Department.  They also collect used ink cartridges and toners which are recycled for credits at Staples.  Those cartridges can be given to any firefighter, or left at the town office. All these donations help offsets costs and are greatly appreciated!

Walker Elementary News
For Valentines Day the Walker PTC came up with the idea of sending out a care package to a Maine troop overseas. We would love your help with collecting items. Students have made Valentine’s Day cards to send along with the package. Any item big or small will help with our cause and send the Troops some much needed TLC from home! Items can be placed in the shopping cart located in the Hallway by the office by Friday, February 7th. If you would rather make a monetary donation, please drop it off at the office by Wednesday, February 5th. Mrs. Emery will go shopping the following two days to pick up items to be included.

Below is a list of items that troops requested. Please NO CHOCOLATE as it will melt . Thank you for your support!

FOOD, SNACKS AND DRINKS: (no expired or canned food), Protein powder and bars- Top request!, K-Cups - (coffee, tea, hot cocoa), Power drink mix - (Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light), Beef Jerky and Slim Jims, cookies, chips, granola/cereal bars - (small packs), trail mix, dried fruit, granola, Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit By The Foot, Fruit Gummies, Peanuts or mixed nuts (salted preferred), Little Debbie & Hostess cake products, Cereal (small, individual boxes), Condiments: spices, sugar, salad dressing in packages (no glass jars), Caffeinated energy gum or hard candy (to stay alert), TOILETRIES: NO HOTEL SAMPLES! – Due to allergies brand names only! OTHER ITEMS: iTunes® gift cards - Top request!, DVD movies (new or used - recent releases only), board games - Top request!, small homemade gifts - reminders & comforts of “home", magazines, books, crossword puzzles, small flashlights - battery operated. (Surefire Brand preferred), batteries, winter hats, pre-paid phone cards (to call loved ones), small toys: (Beanie babies) & school supplies for children, patriotic knick-knacks, socks: black, olive green and white (cotton or wool), treats and toys for K-9 dogs, paper, pens and envelopes

Trek Across Maine
Get out and bike with your neighbors! A group of folks from Liberty and Montville are forming a Davistown community team to bike the Trek Across Maine, a three day, 180 mile ride that starts at Sunday River and ends in Belfast June 13-15, 2014.  This is an exciting opportunity for the community to come together to support an important cause, challenge yourself, and have fun. Please come join us. Learn more about the Trek, forming a Davistown team, options for getting bicycles, and fundraising. (Please note that we're encouraging kids to ride, but kids 12 years old and under must ride on a tandem bike with an adult.)  We'll be meeting at 6:30 at Walker School on Tuesday February 11 to work on getting ready for this big event. If you plan to attend or have any questions, please contact Jen Gunderman-King at 505-1452 or

You can learn more about the Trek at: If you can't fit the three days of biking into your schedule, or aren't interested in biking, but would like to support our efforts, you can help out by becoming a sponsor.  Let Jen know and we'll make it happen.

Liberty Library
A reminder about Soup Night on Saturday, January 25th at 5:00 p.m. at the Library. There will be a variety of delicious homemade soups and desserts - all for free. It is our way of saying "thank you" to the community for all the support you give the Library throughout the year.  A fun night for all.

Take it Outside 5th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby is this Saturday January 18th, and Yes, It's Still On! Learn how to ice fish! Will be held at Lake St. George State Park on Saturday from 8am to 3pm. Equipment and bait provided. Warming hut, hot cocoa and BBQ lunch included. Prizes for all children registered to fish. Persons 12 years and older cost is $1.50 each. Under 12 and over 65 there is no charge. There will also be dog sled rides from 10am to 3pm. Cost is $3.00 per person. For more information call  589-4255 or go online at (click on Parks Events Calendar). A special thanks goes out to all the sponsors that help make this event fun for the children and families! Even though we have received so much rain and moderate temperatures, the park ranger says there is between 10-12 inches of ice so it is definitely on!

That's it for this week. If you have news you would like me to include, or just let me know you read the column, send me an email for now, until I get a new cellphone. My deadline for next week's edition is Friday at 10:00.

Until next time.

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