Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 12, 2014

I recently got my hands on a Mount View High School spring newsletter and discovered some Montville students who are making news with their achievements.

A big shout-out goes to Skye Siladi who has been named Salutatorian of the senior class. Also, Hadriane Hatfield has won a study abroad scholarship to Germany this summer! She scored in the 96th percentile on the exam! How cool is that?

Emmett Shell was the team high scorer for the 5 math meets of the 2013-14 school year. Way to go Emmett!

Another big shout-out goes to Asher Sizeler-Fletcher, Nicholas Troutman and Oona Foley who were recently selected to the National Honor Society!

From the Waldo County Technical Center:

Oona Foley's team won the ProStart Culinary Arts Competition in Portland on March 8th. They will now be going on to Nationals in the spring!  Also, Max Clark earned a bronze medal in a T-shirt design at the State SkillsUSA competition in Bangor on March 14th.  You guys rock!

Congratulations to all and if there is anyone I have missed, my apologies. Please send me an email and I will make sure to give mention next week.


Mount View Complex News

The Mount View Greenhouse is opening up May 6th.  The hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30-3:30 and Saturday 9-1pm. Lots of flowers, herbs and vegetables!!

Allagash Tails and Tales: This is a multi-media presentation and is narrated by Maine author and former Allagash Supervisor, Tim Caverly. This program includes music, scenic and historic photographs as well as stories detailing Tim's experiences while living along our Nation's “Wild and Scenic River”. The audience will learn about the north woods in a whole new way. Come to the Mount View High School Library on Wednesday, April 30th from 6-7 pm. There will be a $4.00 fee to enjoy the presentation.


Springtime Exploration

Join local amphibian expert Larkspur Morton for a springtime exploration of a protected wetland and vernal pool and their amphibian denizens on Friday April 25th, at 7:30pm. We will seek out and learn about the frogs and salamanders that are active in early spring in the Sheepscot headwaters. Bring a good flashlight/headlamp and wear footwear appropriate for wet areas (rubber boots work best). Meet at the Bog Brook trailhead on the Halldale Road (1/2 mile from Rte 220). For more information, call  Larkspur at (207)342-2459, email or check out


Walker Elementary News

Walker will have its annual Walk-a-Thon and spring book fair on Saturday, May 3rd (with a rain date of May 4th). Registration will take place at 9am and we will begin walking at 9:30. The “CHIP” (Child Identification Program) will be here as well beginning at 8am until the Walk-a-Thon is over. The route in past years has been to walk down through Liberty Village then make a left onto Jacques Road. Follow that until you take a left onto Thompson Road and walk all the way to the top of the hill. Then retrace your route back. It's a good workout. We've done it in nice weather and in rain. (I prefer when the sun is out, personally!)


The Girl Scout Troop #722 is celebrating spring with a big Yard Sale/Craft Fair on May 3rd from 7AM-3PM at the Liberty Masonic Hall. If you would like to rent a table and sell some of your spring cleaning surplus, tables are $15. Call Linda Norton 462-0944 or Tonya Esancy 589-3286 for more information or just stop by for some yummy goodies and support your local Girl Scouts. Looking forward to being a Girl Scout in the fall? Why not register early? Troop #722 is excepting early registrations for any girl who will be in Grades K-5 in September 2014. If you’re interested, call Linda Norton at 462-0944 or Tonya Esancy at 589-3286 for more information.


Liberty Library News

During April, artwork from students at Mt. View Middle School will be on display at the Liberty Library thanks to Art teacher Gloria Hewett.

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. Upcoming themes will be, April 17 "Chick, chick, here. Chick, chick there," and April 24 "Stories your Grandparents Read."


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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