Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jun 06, 2014

The Mount View High School gym was converted to a club cabaret last Tuesday evening (June 3rd) complete with chairs, tables and seniors formally dressed as waiters and waitresses, for a wonderful celebration of music. The music was superb, and at times seemed like it was sung by little angels. Moving indeed. The event was very well attended with people spilling over to the bleachers on either side of the gym. Hats off to the music teachers, Dawn Boden, Theo Van Deventer, Michael Venti, David Stevenson, and to all the talented musicians. You guys were awesome!

While we were enjoying the show it occurred to me that the school year had flown by, and that it was almost over! Yikes. Graduation Day for seniors at Mount View is June 7th. A bunch of song titles rush to my head; We've Only Just Begun, Rainbow Connection, Freebird… Congratulations Seniors! Have fun. Learn something. Be good.

Montville Town Office News
The Transfer station has started its summer hours. From Memorial Day to Labor Day they will be open on Saturdays form 8 to 4 and on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wildflower Walk
Saturday, June 7, 10:00am (sorry about the late notice on this one).
Come see a spectacular array of ladyslippers, and with some luck, we’ll also see trillium, sorrel, anemones, bunchberry and more on this beautiful short and family-friendly spring walk. Meet at the Bog Brook trailhead on Halldale Road (1/2 mile from Rte 220) in Montville. Park alongside the road. Wear shoes that can stand up to a few boggy areas along the trail. For more information, contact SWLA at (207) 589-3230 or email

StoryWalk Kickoff
Saturday, June 14, 10am.
Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend with a StoryWalk on the Haystack Mountain Trail featuring children’s book And to Think That We Thought That We’d Never Be Friends. Families will walk along the trail as Audrey O’Clair, Family Literacy Liaison with RSU #3, makes the story come alive.

A StoryWalk features popular children’s books mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. This event combines love of outdoors, physical activity, family togetherness and literacy development.

Meet at the Haystack Mountain trailhead behind the Walker Memorial Ball Field in Liberty. In event of a rain cancellation, this event will not be rescheduled. Contact Audrey O’Clair for more information.

Blue Grass Concert
There will be a special Blue Grass Gospel music concert and message by the group The Olive Branch which is Pastor Ken and Candy Caverno, at the North Montville Baptist Church, 1001 Halldale Rd, Montville, on Sunday June 15 at 3 pm. FMI call Liz at 722-3626.

The Mount View Greenhouse is now open! The hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-3:30 and Saturday 9-1.  They are selling flowers, herbs and vegetables. Come take a look!

Liberty Library
Saturday, June 7, 10:00-12:00 @ the Library (sorry for the late notice)
First Plant and pie sale of the summer. Come by and buy a pie and some plants to support the library.

Friday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. @ the Liberty Library
Author Carolyn Locke will give a slide show and reading from her new book Not One Thing: Following Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior. A combination of prose, haiku and photography, Locke’s book explores her travels around the island of Honshu

Raffle for a Kindle Fire
Throughout the summer, the Library will be selling raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, 8GB. Experience eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV, and games on a stunning HD display. Ticket sales will begin on Saturday, June 7th. Tickets are $5.00 each. The raffle will be drawn on August 23rd. You do not need to be present to win. This prize was purchased for the library by a generous donor.

Fantastic News!
The Library was awarded a Community Foundation Grant for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Projects. With this money they will be able to replace the old computers in the Children’s Room with 2 iPads, purchase a telescope from Cornerstones of Science, and create several Discovery Kits that families will be able to borrow. Nice going!

There will be a LEGO Group starting up - Thursdays in July, 4:00-5:00 (Beginning July 10th) A high school Volunteer will be the coordinator. If you have extra Lego's they are looking for some more. Contact the library at 207-589-3161.

Mad Science Show – Thursday, July 24th, 6:30 at Walker School A jaw dropping science show packed with cool reactions and a real-life Mad Scientist who loves to bust molecules.

Annual Yard Sale - Bake Sale
Sponsored by the Arbutus Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Liberty
Date:  Saturday, June 14th
Time:  8:00 am to 1 pm
Location:  Parking area on Rt. 3 in Liberty beside Peavey's General Store

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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