Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Dec 01, 2017

Welcome to December everyone. Let the holiday vibrations begin in earnest!

Update Montville Town Clerk’s hours:
Mondays: 10a.m. to 7p.m.
Tuesdays: every 2nd & 4th Tuesday 1:00 to 4:30
Wednesdays: 1:00 to 4:30
Saturdays: every 4th Saturday from 9a.m to 1p.m.

To download a handy flyer with these times, go to:

The United Way of Eastern Maine has provided the Town Office with Prescription Savings Cards which have been put in a bin across from the Clerk’s Office. Whether you are uninsured or insured these cards can potentially save you up to 40% - feel free to stop by and grab one.

The Liberty Volunteer Ambulance Service is looking for personnel. Training costs will be refunded upon successful completion of a course. For more information about training you can go to or If you have any questions about the meetings, or the ambulance service,  contact Glen Widmer at or 322-5742.

The new Montville sand shed looks to be just about complete and is located between the Transfer Station and the Fire Department.  All Montville residents are entitled to two 5-gallon buckets per household per storm. Help yourselves!

Applications are now being accepted for housekeeper at the Town Office. The duties would include coming in every other week for an hour to clean. The pay would be $15 an hour / paid at $30 per month.

Applications are now available for a Christmas Holiday Food Baskets and also Christmas gifts for kids. Applications can be picked up at the Town Office or at Waldo Community Action Partners (WCAP) at 9 Field Street in Belfast. Applications are due December 11th.

Liberty Library News
Rhymed Stories of Unplaned Human Natur’ Up in Maine: Holman Day
Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 pm

Peter Beckford will recite selections from the works of Holman Day, featuring the holiday poem “Dumphy, Our Family Man.” Vassalboro’s favorite son, Holman Day, wrote three widely read books of poetry published between 1900 and 1905. The tales are set on Maine farms, in the woods, on the coast, and in villages. The introduction to Up In Maine declares Day’s subjects, “may be rough, perhaps uncouth, but they are characteristic, picturesque, engaging, and lifelike.” In fact, you may recognize yourself. His poems open a window onto 19th century Maine for us, and they are alternately funny, sad, and philosophical. Refreshments will be served.

In December, the library will be transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to two local exhibitors. Cindy Schofield will be setting up her Christmas Village. With hundreds of pieces; lighthouses, churches, a school, fire department, families, children, and so many buildings! I hope you will enjoy a small piece of my Christmas Village while it is on display at the library. Merry Christmas!  Along with Cindy, Jane Bourassa will be sharing some of her Christmas wall hangings. When Jane retired in 2005 and her husband Bob and she moved back to Maine after 25 years in Virginia and California, she began making wall hangings. Her interest in quilting has evolved, and she finds wall hangings provide more "instant gratification!" Jane says, "I love decorating our home at Christmas time with the wall hangings." All of us at the library are delighted she will share some of them with us this season.

The Ball Keeps Rolling!
Donations of handmade hats, scarves, and mittens continue to roll in. As the weather turns colder, these items will be much appreciated when they are delivered to Walker School, WaldoCAP Headstart, Belfast Soup Kitchen, and “Hats with Hugs”.

Need yarn? The basket is overflowing right now and Jo Peavey rolled the donations into neat compact balls last Wednesday. Need help with knitting? Jo and other knitters get together on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 at the library.  They would be delighted to help you with your projects.

Books for Homebound
Last winter, we offered to deliver library books and DVDs to elderly patrons, new mothers, or others who find it difficult to get to the library, especially throughout the winter months. We have volunteers who will deliver materials. If you or someone you know could benefit from this service, please contact Barb Rehmeyer or call 716-6157.

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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