Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 18, 2014

So sad to hear about the awful fire which destroyed the Rigby family home recently. Thank goodness no one was hurt. A potluck dinner will be held on Friday April 25th at Redman Hall (Tarratine Tribe #13, 153 Main Street) in Belfast from 5-7.  There will be a 50-50 raffle and a live auction at 7:00 pm.  For more information or to help with the event, call Jessica Martin at 323-9723.

Other ways that you can help the family:
Donations of clothing (sizes below) and funds are being accepted by Montville Fire Chief John York (call 382-3077), Assistant Chief Doug Thomas (call 342-2766), and at the Montville Town Office.  If you wish to send a check, please make it out to Valerie Rigby or Jason Rigby and mail it to Karen York, 923 Halldale Road, Montville, ME 04941, or leave it at the town office for collection.  John and Doug can also be contacted to pick up clothing.

The Rigbys' clothing sizes are:
•    men's jeans 38x32 shirt XL
•    ladies pants 12-14 and shirt L-XL
•    infant baby girl is wearing newborn and 0-3 months
•    three other daughters are wearing sizes 5-6, 10 and 12

The girls like board and card games.  Baby supplies are also needed.

The Walker School has also been accepting donations at the school. Johann Emery at is compiling a list of large items that the family may need later as they get situated. Please email her with anything you may have to donate.

Thank you to everyone who has jumped in to help this family already.

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!!

Maine author, Tim Caverly presents Allagash Tails and Tales at the Mount View High School Library, a multi-media presentation about one of our nation’s premiere Wild and Scenic Rivers. You will need to register so please call the RSU #3 Adult & Community Education Program at 207 568-3426 (Ext. 1).

Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 6-7 PM
Fee: $4

The Select Board accepted the resignation of Carol Visser as Animal Control Officer for Montville, with an appreciation of the good work she has done for the town for the past several years. Thank you Carol.

Liberty Library News
April 23rd is World Book Night. The Liberty Library is giving away Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. Stop by in the afternoon/evening to get your free book.

Missy Hatch - Hiking in Switzerland - Fri., May 2, 7:00pm at the Liberty Library
Missy Hatch of Liberty will present slides of hiking in Switzerland on two consecutive trips. The first was a backpack of about 80 miles over 5 mountain passes in the Berner Oberland. The second was a “Yoga Hike,” also in the Berner Oberland.

Gardening in Tune with Nature - Sat., May 10, 1:00 at the Liberty Library
Reeser Manley, co-author of The New England Gardener's Year along with Marjorie Peronto, will do a presentation focused on the major themes of the book, including their philosophy that the garden should be viewed as an ecosystem in which native plants predominate and all forms of life contribute to the gardener's success. He will also present the practical aspects of gardening that are covered in the book, including pruning, composting, and cover cropping. The presentation will be followed by a book-signing event for those interested in purchasing a signed copy of the book. Cosponsored by the Liberty Gardeners.

That's about it for this week. Keep both hands on the wheel when driving in mud season! 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. Happy Easter everyone!

Until next time.


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