Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Aug 08, 2014

Happy birthday to my son Desmond! Also known as Des, Desi or Doodle. My dad pronounces his name with his thick Spanish accent as "Daisy". He turned 10 recently. I asked him what he wanted to do for his birthday and his answer was to have a big squirt gun fight in the woods behind our house. He also wanted to have a treasure hunt in our backyard. And so it was. Complete with Tardis-shaped cake, intricate treasure hunt riddles, and an all-out water gun fight. What a blast. Everyone (including me) was soaking wet by the end. Happy birthday sweet boy!

Town Office News
The Board nominated Peggy McKenna as the Montville recipient of the Spirit of America Award for outstanding community service.

The Transfer Station's final Wednesday evening hours of the summer will take place on August 27.

I noticed recently a new business in town. A scrap metal operation is starting up across from 10-4 store. Will have to do some research to find out more about this.

The Montville Select Board is accepting bids for 2,000 yards of winter sand. The sand must be mixed with salt, which will be provided by the town, and pushed into sand shed by Oct. 1.  For more information, call 342-5543 or email Sealed bids must be received by 7 PM on Monday, August 25, 2014. The Montville Select Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Included on the Montville Planning Board’s agenda for Wednesday, August 13 will be a pre-application discussion about a possible campground on Freedom Pond (Sandy Pond) off the Goosepecker Ridge Road.  The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM at the Montville Town

Liberty Library
Liberty and Montville Remembers - Saturday, August 23, 7:00pm at the Library
In conjunction with the Liberty and Montville Historical Societies. Please join us for an evening of shared stories of days gone by in Liberty and Montville, told by many that were living in the area at that time. Judge Susan Longley will be the Facilitator for the evening. This will be a time to share or listen. Please come and share your memories. Refreshments will be served. At the end of the evening, we will be drawing the winner of the Kindle Fire (see below.)

Banjoist Peter Mezoian - Thursday, August 28, 7:00 @ Liberty Community Hall
Mark your calendars now as this promises to be a fantastic concert! Fun for whole family! FREE admission. Concessions will be for sale.

"Peter Mezoian is an electrifying, energetic, and engaging stage personality, who is a consummate showman with America's instrument... the banjo. His shows are exciting, fresh, contemporary, and span the depth-and-breadth of all musical genres and styles."
-Dr. Ron McLawon, President of the Fretted Instrument Guild of America

Listen to his “Outrageous Banjo” at

Raffle for a Kindle Fire
We are selling raffle tickets for a Kindle Fire 7" Tablet, 8 GB. Tickets are $5.00 each. The raffle will be drawn on August 23rd after the Liberty and Montville Remembers program. You do not need to be present to win. This prize was purchased by a generous donor. Learn more about this Kindle at .

Art Exhibit - Deborah Rustin Cyr
Textile Photographs and Collage will be on display during the month of August. There will be a reception on Saturday, August 16 from 10-12:00 and the artist will be on hand to discuss her work including the techniques she uses and has developed. See website - for more information and photos.

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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