Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jan 31, 2014

Not too much to report from our hamlet we call Montville this week. If you'd like something included in this column, give me a call or email an I'll make sure to get it in here for you.

Town Office News
On Monday, Feb. 10 at 7:00 PM, the Select Board will hold a warrant-building and budget workshop to hear from residents about articles to be included on the town meeting warrant and input on the 2014 town budget.

A reminder that today (Friday January 31st) is the last day to register your dog. Starting February 1, there will be fines of $25 per dog, so please be sure to register your dog(s) today. Seeing that the town office is closed today, you're only option will be to go to with a credit card, old tag #, and rabies certificate. The cost will be $7.00 for spay/neutered dog and $11.00 for an unaltered dog.

Local musicians Roy Davis and Bernie Nye from Coloradas fame, and  Asa Irons will be performing downstairs in the FallOut Shelter at Waterfall Arts, (256 High St., Belfast) on Friday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. The concert follows the 5 to 8 p.m. opening reception for Abbie Read’s “Library” and the “Denizens” group show.

I had the chance to see the Coloradas play at the Free Range Music Festival in Belfast a few years ago and enjoyed the music so much we bought a CD. Listening to them reminds me of blue skies, dirt roads, diners, barns and long drives in the country. Here's a link to check them out:

From his bio, Asa Irons is "is a stone mason, carpenter and musician from New Hampshire" who is currently living in Montville. "Few people can perfectly poach a duck egg, re-point a chimney, or write a song that will really raise the hairs of your body." Sounds interesting, dark, and medieval at times. Here is link to some of his tunes: Admission will be $10 at the door, and there will be a cash bar to support Waterfall Arts. For more information, visit or call 338-2222.

LIberty Library News
Shelagh Delphyne from Montville is exhibiting her photographs of Maine at the Liberty Library during January and February. Photography has been Shelagh's passion for more than 40 years and the natural beauty of Maine provides ever changing subjects for stunning scenic and nature photography. Wildlife abounds in this area and offers endless subjects for photographs. The play of light and shadow through trees, on water, on leaves, in the morning mist... all these provide photographic inspiration. The Fall foliage color is truly spectacular! The magic of photography is that it captures a moment in time... an image that will never exist in quite that way again. Something truly precious and unique.
Prints, books and gifts are for sale at the library. For more information, visit her

Walker Elementary News
One more week to hopefully fill the shopping cart (in the school lobby) for a Maine Troop overseas for Valentines Day. Please refer to the list below for  items that we will be mailing out on February 7th. Thanks for everyone's help!
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.

The Walker Elementary School 3rd and 4th grade basketball team won another game last Sunday! Great team work on the come-from-behind win! If I recall , they have won all but one game and have only two more games left. Awesome job everyone!

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.

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 or give me a call. My deadline for next week's edition is Friday at 10:00.

Until next time.

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