Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jan 24, 2014

I have a cellphone again, thanks for being patient. What an idea my wife had; reuse an old cellphone we found in the junk drawer and have it re-activated. She's good! So is anyone else getting tired of this subzero weather pattern? I know it's Maine, and it's January and all but really? I'd rather have tons of snow over this bitter coldness any day. I did read in (the all-things-Montville blog) that you can blow frozen bubbles in this cold air. "Just crack open a bottle of bubbles, and be amazed..." I have to try this!

Liberty Library
When filing your Maine income taxes, please consider the Maine Public Library Fund in Section A to make a donation to support Maine’s public libraries. Last year was the the first campaign for the Maine Public Library Fund check-off and $26,000 was raised that went to support public libraries. The money was used to purchase additional Ebooks for the Maine InfoNet Download Library.

The library is still collecting mittens for Waldo Community Action Partners until February 3rd. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Mitten Basket.

Walker Elementary News
A reminder that for Valentines Day  (2/14) 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.

There will be a benefit spaghetti din-aaaah on Sunday, January 26 from 2-5 pm at the Ridge Top Restaurant (RT 220 & 137, Knox, ME). Help support the Mount View High School Library Club's study tour to London, England in March 2014!!!! They ask for a $6 donation and children under 5 eat free. Good deal! Thank you Ridge Top Restaurant for donating your time and Restaurant to support this study tour!!! Gluten Free options will be available!

There will be Free Movie Nights at the Mount View Complex in the Clifford Performing Arts Center. January 24th is Star Wars IV - A New Hope; January 31st is Star Wars V - The Empire Strikes Back; and February 7th will be Star Wars VI - Return of the Jedi.

Condolences go out to the Palmer family on the passing of Richard Palmer, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He passed away on January 8th surrounded by family.

Montville Fire Department would like to remind everyone that burning green wood creates alot of creosote, which is highly combustible. Get your chimneys cleaned. Also, they 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.  email address is   Please include in the email the childs 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

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.

That's it for this week. Bundle up and stay warm. If you have news you would like me to include, or just let me know you read the column, send me an email or give me a call. My deadline for next week's edition is Friday at 10:00.

Until next time.

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