Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Mar 22, 2014

I've been noticing my youngest son has been looking up "junkyards in Maine" on the computer lately. He is fascinated by the idea of walking through and looking for old cars to fix up. Such are the things that occupy a nine-year-old boys thoughts in springtime Maine. He's nine but in his mind, it's the perfect time to find a car. We can have it all fixed by the time he turns 16!

I have started seeing the grass by the edge of our yard starting to show through lately. Matted and yellowish-brown but it has a promise of things to come. The smell of the air outside is even slightly different lately. I can't explain it but it makes me think that changes are in the works and that we will soon be rewarded. We just need to let nature take its course and have some patience.

Montville Town News
The Montville Town Meeting will be on Saturday, March 29 at 10:00 AM at the Town House. Hopefully the Selectmen will have finished working on the Town House building. Last I read the chairs were all moved and the new stove and door still needed to be installed.  The 2013 annual reports are here!  Pick one up at the town office, Peavey's the 10-4, or the transfer station.The transfer station will be closed for the town meeting and open on Sunday, March 30 from 8:00 to 4:00.

The Union Harvest Grange will be hosting the town meeting dinner with a suggested donation of $5/person to benefit the Grange Restoration Fund.  Potluck contributions are welcome.  For more information, call Abbie at 342-5469.

Walker Elementary News
There will be a  Talent Show happening on Tuesday, April 1st from 5-6:30 pm at Walker Elementary in Liberty. Come check out the talented performers we have in our community. Also, The Northern Stars Planetarium will be at Walker School on Tuesday, April 1st to present three shows to students during the day. The Planetarium is coming to Walker School as a result of the monies students and staff raised with the Castine Candle sales this past fall. It has been several years since the Planetarium has been to Walker and all are excited to hear of its return!

Liberty Library News
Frogs of Maine - Friday, April 4, 6:30pm
Meet and get to know our frogs and how to care for them. Naturalist Cloe Chunn will help us make friends with the 8 frogs of Maine and learn how easily they can be monitored. Learn about the role you can play in helping protect frogs in Maine as a citizen scientist, all while having fun! Children age 6 and up are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Sheepscot Wellspring Alliance (SWLA). Refreshments will be served.

Draw-Off Exhibit
Ever wonder what "a talking turkey involved in an accident" might look like? Visit the Library and see what children's book illustrators, Scott Nash and Stephen Costanza, drew at the Friends of Maine Libraries DRAW OFF. Their drawings will be posted at the library during March.

Story Time - Thursdays at 10:30
Preschool Story Time helps build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. It is a fun atmosphere and safe environment for parent or caregiver and child to share time together at the library and to make new friends. You can pick up a new spring Story Time brochure for weekly dates and themes at the library or online at our website:

That's about 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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