Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jun 21, 2014

It's summertime, and the living is easy... well, sort of. But you can't dispute what a beautiful place it is, that which we call home. Some may take it for granted, but there really is nothing like the smell of wet pine, the chill of the morning air, and the biggest sky I have ever seen.

Montville: A Postcard View with

Penobscot Marine Museum's Photo Archivist Matt Wheeler
The Montville Historical Society will be having a photography lecture and slideshow at the Kingdom Schoolhouse on Friday, June 27, at 7:00 pm with PMM archivist Matt Wheeler. Mr. Wheeler will recount the engaging history of the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a postcard publisher based in Belfast during the first half of the twentieth century, and how its collection of large format glass and film negatives came to the museum. The talk will be followed by a slideshow of images from the collection, featuring views of Montville and nearby towns. Audience participation encouraged and expected!

The Kingdom Schoolhouse is located next door to the Montville Town Office at 414 Center Road. Admission is free! For more information check out:

The town clerk's office will be closed on Saturday, July 5th, in observance of the July 4th holiday.

Free swim lessons for Montville and Liberty kids up to the 8th grade will be happening at Stevens Pond in Liberty on weekdays from June 30-July 11 (except July 4).  Sign-ups are on June 27 from 12:30 -2:30 at Stevens Pond.  For more information, call 446-4532.

There will be a Farmer's Market on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-3:30 pm at Walker School in Liberty. It will be held from June 23rd through July 23rd.  Available will be produce grown at the school greenhouse including carrots, lettuce, radishes, scallions, tomatoes, etc.

Attention all elementary and middle school field hockey players! Field Hockey Camp is July 21st through July 25th at Mount View. Field Hockey Skill Development Sessions run Wednesdays from July 2nd to July 30th from 6:00 to 7:00 at Mount View. These sessions are free and open to any player from K through high school. Come improve your skills and have fun with other field hockey players from around the district. Questions or further information please email Gloria Hewett at or call in the evenings 557-2449.

Rescheduled Yard/Bake Sale
Arbutus Chapter in Liberty, Order of the Eastern Star will be having their rescheduled annual Yard/Bake Sale on Saturday, July 5th at the parking area next to Peavey's Store on Rt.3 in Liberty from 8:00 am until 1 pm.            

If by any chance it rains, the sale will be moved to the Masonic Hall on Rt. 220 in Liberty. Hope to see you there!

Liberty Library News
Story Time - Thursdays at 10:30. Beginning in July, each week will feature a different science theme (see the website for dates and themes). Activities will be geared for kids ages 3-7 and their parents/caregivers. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts, and snack – all related to science! (No Story Time on July 3rd.)

Maine Readers’ Choice Book Discussion Group - Next discussion will be on Tuesday, July 1st at 7:00. If you are readingthe MRCA books,  pick up a booklet at the library or on the website and learn how you can win a $25 gift certificate from Lori’s Café.

Van Reid will be at the Library on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00pm. His series about The Moosepath League is a series of humorous adventures set in Maine in the late nineteenth century. Mr. Walton is a genial Pickwickian character. Sundry Moss is nominally his valet but functions as general assistant and "fixer". Ephram, Eagleton and Thump are a trio of well-intentioned gentleman bachelors who inject comic farce into the proceedings. The adventures of The Moosepath League were first published in serial form in the Lincoln County Weekly, Damariscotta. Anyone who enjoys Maine history and good storytelling will enjoy Reid's program.

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. Happy Easter everyone!

Until next time.



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