Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Aug 15, 2014

For the past couple weeks we've been running around getting the boys to different camps before work. Art, photography, environmental math, creative writing, lego robotics and lake environmental science. We also try and head to our camp whenever we have a weekend that does not involve going to a birthday party.  Sometimes it feels like a blur. The summer seems to have picked up speed and is racing to an end. What will you remember about the summer of 2014? Swimming in a cold lake. Hiking. Building a cabin. Riding my motorcycle in the rain. Watching my youngest son give a presentation...

My family and I could not attend this year's Montville Field Day so I asked Karen York to give us an update on the happenings.

We had another successful year with a much drier field(yea!).  The sun shined all day and it was not too hot.  All the usual community volunteers came and helped put on a fabulous day.  The chicken chefs, musicians, road race coordinators, parade & cake contest participants and organizers all did their parts to make this a great day.  There were many other volunteers from the community and mutual aid fire departments whom also lent their time and energy to make this day a success.  The music was wonderful, and I here the cakes were over the top.  Chicken was cooked to perfection as always and the potluck was abundant.  Our chinese auction had over 135 items drawn and the 8 items in the bidding auction drew some very nice bids.  Overall it was a great day.  The Montville Volunteer Fire department wants everyone who helped make this happen to know that we are very grateful for the support.  We could not put this event together without all the folks who so generously offer their time.  The t-shirts this year featured a picture of our much loved and missed community member Peggy McKenna.  We have some shirts left and if anyone wants one they can contact Karen York at Thank you Karen, for all your efforts!

Paddle on Stevens Pond Aug. 23, Liberty.
Stevens Pond is a beautiful pond with lots of nooks and crannies to explore.  Bog islands (with pitcher plants, sundews, orchids and spaghmum moss), tall white pines and hard granite outcrops are a part of the lake’s diverse ecosystem.  Canoe and Kayak instructor Nancy Zane, and Biology and Freshwater Ecology professor Gerry Saunders will co-lead this late summer paddle. Bring your canoe or kayak to the Stevens Pond boat launch on Rt. 173 in Liberty. Co-sponsored with Sebasticook Regional Land Trust. For more information contact Anna Fiedler 207-589-3230 or

Liberty Library News
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.)

Just a couple weeks left on the Raffle for the Kindle Fire.
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 after the Liberty and Montville Remembers program. You do not need to be present to win.

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.

Check out his music at

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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