Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Jul 12, 2014
Maria Orlova practicing "Tractor Yoga".

I have to admit that before coming to Montville, I had never heard of the the term roll-off. It's a big deal, and there are gems to be had as well. It only happens once a year (in two consecutive days) and you are allowed to throw out just about anything (see list below). The non-official definition according to Wikipedia is: an open top dumpster usually characterized by a rectangular footprint, utilizing wheels to facilitate rolling the dumpster in place. So it's actually a term for a specific kind of dumpster. A-ha, now we're getting somewhere! There is also a kind of festive mood associated with this event that is hard to explain. I have detected in previous "roll-offs" I've attended, camaraderie and perhaps a bit of competition to see who has the biggest pile of stuff, mixed in with a bit of chaos from the the free-wheeling front-end loader. It's an event not to miss!

July 12 and 13 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Construction/demolition debris and household debris
Bulky waste, i.e., furniture, mattresses, box springs
Flooring: linoleum, rugs, carpet, tile, etc.
Tarps, ropes, netting
Wood, treated and non-treated
All plastic items
All metal items, including lawn mowers, bikes, and appliances
Propane tanks and Freon units, such as refrigerators, freezers
Gas tanks (cut in half), gas cylinders (with valve taken out), empty barrels and drums
Universal waste: fluorescents, batteries, televisions, computers
TIRES are accepted for the following fees:
$2 for car and light truck tires
$10 for tractor trailer tires
No farm tires accepted.

Liquid waste of any kind
Hazardous waste, such as non-latex paint, paint thinner, pesticides, lawn chemicals

The Roll-Off event will take place at the Montville Transfer Station 71 S. Mountain Valley Highway (Rte. 220)
For more information, call 342-5543 or email

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

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. Sponsored by the Liberty Library. Fun for the whole family!

There will be a Celebration of Life for Peggy McKenna on Sunday July 27 2-5 PM at the Belfast Boathouse on Commercial St. All are welcome to attend.

Montville Field Day will be held on Saturday, August 9.
• The Grange is hosting Tai Chi classes every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30. All are welcome to attend. Classes lead by Louis Pontillo. They are $11 per person per class. Call Louis at 589-3060 for details.

The Grange is hosting Tai Chi classes every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30. All are welcome to attend. Classes lead by Louis Pontillo. They are $11 per person per class. Call Louis at 589-3060 for details.

Yoga Class at the Mill School in Freedom
Mondays, 6-7:15pm. Mill School. 22 Mill St, over the dam at the corner of Pleasant and Mill St in Freedom. Cost: $14 drop-ins or $70/ 6 week session. Barter or sliding scale available.

Ongoing class since January will now be offered Mondays from 6-7:15 pm. Experienced Yoga teacher Maria Orlova guides students through a gentle flow of warm ups, strenghtening and toning exercises. Incorporates modern research in Yoga therapy, dance and other seasonal elements. Soothing and energizing music, and the rejuvenating sounds of the waterfall outside the window, inspire the class.

Practice flows into a guided final relaxation and has time for meditation practice. The teacher welcomes each and every student, even if you have never tried Yoga. With a thoughtful and responsive approach, she strives to meet everyone's needs. Beginners are welcome. Childcare may be available on an individual basis. (Please inquire). Mats and blocks available on-site.

For more information, please visit:, email: or call: (978) 314-1020

Liberty Library News:
Trevor Moody's Exhibit , "Flotsam, Jetsam and Then Some", will be on display throughout the month of July. "Flotsam, Jetsam and Then Some" is a series of reflections in refuse, mixing the process of pyrography (wood burning) with his scrimshaw-inspired etching technique and driftwood gathered from around the state. On July 19th, from 10am-12pm, there will be an artist reception with refreshments and more examples of Moody’s recent work. You will have an opportunity to talk to him and ask questions about his amazing artwork. Most exhibit items are for sale.

Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30, at the library features a weekly science theme.  Join us this Thursday, July 24th for "Water Fun" and July 31st for "Weather." This summer, Story Time activities are geared for kids ages 3-7 and their parents/caregiver, but younger and older children are welcome. There will be stories, songs, games, crafts, and snack, all related to science!

LEGO Group - Thursdays from 4:00-5:00 during July at the library.

Genealogy Workshop/ - Thursday, July 31st, 1:00-3:00 Emily Schroeder from Maine State Library will teach a workshop about Library Edition. We have several computers that can be used or bring your own laptop. is available free on MARVEL! Maine's virtual library databases, but only from within a public library.

The library is selling raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, 8GB. Tickets are $5.00 each. The raffle will be drawn on August 23rd. You do not need to be present to win.

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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