Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Sep 15, 2017

As it turns out, Vernon LeCount is the creator of the “Switch Religion” sign. He didn’t give me a whole lot of information about it, but let me know that there are others to be found! “Poetry Checkpoint ahead, have poem ready,” “Beware of Everything,” “Be Aware of Everything,” “Be Here Now- Ahead,” “Avoid oncoming texters,” “This is a Good Sign,” and “Serve Others” are all signs he’s done. Each one is a nugget to find while driving around town. Thanks Vernon for your creativity and wit! If anyone comes across one of Vernon’s signs, let me know.

Spaghetti Supper
A reminder that the Montville Fire Department will be having their Spaghetti Supper on Thursday September 21st from 5 - 7pm at the Montville Firehouse (63 South Mountain Valley Hwy [rt.220]). This fundraiser will benefit the volunteer Fire Department. The supper includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Dinner is by donation. For people on a tight schedule, they will have to-go boxes. You can even call after 4pm and will have your food plate ready to go by 5pm. Telephone number at fire station to order meals is 589-4365. To RSVP or if you have any questions call Karen York at 382-3077 or Margaret Masses at 382-3064. See you there!  Thanks.

Mustang Football
The Mount View Mustangs football team will play “under the lights” at Larabee Field (Abbott Rd, Knox) against Orono on Friday September 22nd at 7:00pm. These games are always incredibly exciting, I think “hoot” is the proper word to use here, and it’s Homecoming too! Get your green face paint out and see you there!

The Town of Montville is accepting bids on a land-locked 15-acre lot near the Bragdon Rd. All bids must be in writing & dropped off at the Town Office by October 13, 2017. For more information email or call 342-5543.

Share the Warmth!
There is a Winter Coat Drive sponsored by the Waldo County Triad which is set to begin Monday, September 18 through November 13th. Warm blankets, coats, snow pants, gloves, mittens, hats & scarves all gratefully accepted in collection boxes at the following locations: Belfast Police Dept., First Church (Belfast), First Baptist (Belfast), Hanford (Belfast), Searsport (town office & public safety building), Waldo County Sheriffs Dept. (Belfast), Robin’s Nest (Belfast), Winterport (town office), Unity Barn Raisers, Waldo County YMCA. All donations dristibuted in Waldo County. Call 1-866-426-7555 for more information. Thank you in advance.

Liberty Library News
Through-Paddling on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30pm

The first female through-paddler of the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail will talk about her adventures on the trail. Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth will share a short, home-grown film about her 2006 trip as well as photos and stories of times along the trail since that epic paddle. Audience members will learn all about this amazing paddling resource, 347 miles of which cross some of the most spectacular waters of Maine. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served

The Library is looking for Volunteers to help with replacing the book drop and with some landscaping before winter. The book drop will require some heavy lifting and the landscaping will involve digging up plants and filling area with gravel in order to place an outdoor bench. I you can help, contact Barbara Worcester at

The Common Ground Fair is gearing up to start on September 22 through 24. This year the Thorndike train to the Fair will have its ticket booth in Farwell's back Lumber Shed (37 Gordon Hill Rd., Thorndike).  There will be coffee/tea/snacks/soup there, and people can have a quick tour of the works-in-progress while they wait. Check out: for info about the Mill.

Rabies Clinics
Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Brooks Fire Station. Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Troy Town Office, 129 Rogers Road, Troy. All clinics run from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Shots are free to Waldo County Residents.  Out of County fee is $7.00.  Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers.  It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a 3 year rabies certificate. In addition to the rabies shots, coupon discounts toward the cost of having pets spayed or neutered will be available.  For more information about the clinics call 852-5033.  The Waldo County Humane society is also on facebook.

This just in, the Banner Farm Fall Fest will be happening Sunday September 17th at 4pm at the Banner Farm, Rt. 3 in Center Belmont. There will be music by the Leaky Boot Jug Band, food from Uproot Pie Co. and if that wasn’t it enough, there will be a bounce house too!

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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