Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 05, 2014
Photo by: Sharon Hibbard It was a full house at the Liberty Library for a discussion on The Frogs of Maine.

We went to the Frogs of Maine discussion that happened on Friday, April 4th at the Liberty Library. Very interesting in deed and very well attended! One of the things I remember most was learning about how certain frogs actually freeze completely during winter, then thaw out and re-animate once the weather warms up. This sounds like something out of Dr. Who!

Thanks to our friends Glen and Kim Widmer for showing us how maple syrup is made last weekend. We had a chance to taste a batch that Glen deemed over-cooked. I thought it was heavenly! I could drink a warm glass straight up anytime! The sledding was awesome as well.

Well it seems mud season is here in earnest. I love the feeling that I get when hitting an especially soggy patch of mud on our road and the car seems to take on a life of its own. It seems to forgo the laws of physics and turn left while I am turning the steering wheel right. Then there's the side of the road with a particularly steep shoulder that I try very hard not to go off into but the car seems to be very attracted to it. Makes life interesting!

Mount View High School News

RSU 3 has partnered with Good Shepherd Food Pantry and Feeding America to bring FRESH FRUITS and VEGETABLES at NO COST to our communities. The RSU 3 Farmer’s Market will be a monthly event scheduled on the first Friday of the month. Next one will take place on Friday May 2nd. Any community member is welcome to attend the Farmer’s Market and take home a bag full of fresh fruits and veggies! A shopping bag and/or box will be provided. If you have any questions, contact Allison Daugherty, School Nutrition Program Director at 568-4607 or by email at

Liberty Library News

You can practice your frog identification at the ( website. If anyone is interested in learning how to become a frog monitor, there will be training ( at the library on Saturday, May 31, 8:30 am-12:00 pm. Registration is required. If you did not sign up at the Frogs of Maine program, you can email the library at (

The artwork of twenty-two Mount View Middle School students will be on display until May 4th at the library. The work represents all three middle school grades as well as students from all corners of the district. There are pencil drawings, tempera paintings, and sculptures on display. Stop in and take a look at the wonderful work that the students have created.

Story Time happens Thursdays at 10:30 - 12. Preschool children and their caregivers are invited to join in with stories, songs, crafts and a snack.

Montville Fire Department News

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!

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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