Montville  Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | May 09, 2014

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there and happy anniversary to my sweetie. She told me recently, "I've known you longer than I've known myself." She is so deep without meaning to be. ily.


The district budget meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. View Middle School Gymnasium.  Information about the proposed RSU 3 FY 15 budget can be found at:

The vote on the budget will take place on Tuesday, June 10 at the Montville Town House.  Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Put a little Chi into your step

A Tai Chi and Qigong class will be happening every Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Montville Grange Hall.  The cost is $11 per class.  For more information, call Louis at 589-3060.


Wilderness Walk for Warriors

On Saturday June 21st, the Freedom Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a fundraiser in support  of the Wilderness Walk for Warriors. A fundraising effort by a small group of patriots who wish to give  back to our veteran neighbors that have proudly served and protected our country.

The day’s events will begin with a morning hike up Frye Mountain followed by a chicken barbeque. Hikers should meet at 7:30 a.m. at  the Wildlife Management Area landing off route 220 in Montville. Anyone wishing to participate in the  morning hike is welcomed, donations will be accepted. After the hike, the Freedom Volunteer Fire department will be serving a  chicken barbeque dinner at the Freedom Fire House.

The Wilderness Walk for Warriors are planning a 100 Mile Wilderness hike on the Appalachian Trail. Departing on July 18th, their trek will take them 114 miles to the peak of Mount Katahdin, ending on July 26th. In addition to raising funds for area veterans, the hikers will be participating in the Summit Project. Each hiker will carry a memorial stone  bearing the name of a Maine service member who has made the ultimate sacrifice. The hikers will carry  this stone throughout the entire trek, all the way to the summit of Maine’s highest peak. All of the funds  raised from this selfless endeavor will benefit veterans’ programs right here in Maine. For more  information about this project, check them out at

All proceeds from the hike and the barbeque will be donated the Wilderness Walk for Warriors. To purchase a meal ticket in advance or to sign up for the morning hike contact Jeff Bishop at 322-1888,, or any member of the Freedom Volunteer Fire Department. ($8 plate, or $15 hike & eat).


Spring Edible Foraging Expedition

Join us for a walk and talk led by Jim Merkel, one of Waldo county’s wild edibles experts and practitioners, on Sunday May 18th fromm 2-4pm. Meet at the Bog Brook trailhead on Halldale road in Montville. Wild edible and medicinal plants grow all around us. They are very nutritious, need no cultivation and are free. In this walk and talk event you will learn to identify and process a dozen or more common plants that grow in forests and meadows, along creeks and bogs and in our yards and gardens. There will be discussion on ethical harvesting and the nutritional benefits of wild plants. Please bring a notebook where you can press samples and take notes. For more information, contact SWLA at 207-489-3230 or


Liberty Library News

FrogWatch Volunteer Monitor Training - Sat., May 31, 8:30am-12:00pm

Become trained to help protect frogs in Maine as a citizen scientist with naturalist, Cloe Chunn, FrogWatch USA. The training is free, but registration is required. If you did not sign up at the Frogs of Maine program, you can email the library using the 'Contact Us' form on the website or sign-up at the library. Co-sponsored by SWLA, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition, and FrogWatch USA.

Family Art Show - Month of May

During the month of May, the library is exhibiting Family Art work. There is quite an eclectic mix of wall art and homemade objects on display.

Maine Readers' Choice Award Book Discussion Group

Read one or more of the ten books from the Short List of the Maine Readers' Choice Award <>. Come to the library on Tuesdays, June 3, July 1, Aug. 5, & Sept. 2 at 7:00p.m. to discuss the book(s) you read. In September, we'll participate in a statewide vote for your favorite book. All the books are available to borrow from the library and most are available as eBooks or audiobooks at Download Library. Come by the the library or see the website <> for more information.

Books for Sale

We have an ongoing book sale at the library. Right now, we have an overabundance of paperback books. Suggested donation for paperbacks is $.25 a book or 5 for $1.00. A variety of genres are available. Come and get some!


Public Dinner at Masonic Hall

There will be a Public Dinner at noon on Monday, 5/26 (Memorial Day), at the Liberty Masonic Hall. Sponsored by Arbutus Chapter, OES.  Donations: adults $6., children 10 and under $3., children 3 and under free, families $15.  Lots of good homemade cooking.....hope to see you there.


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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