Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 13, 2018
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez The history of the 1813 True-Randall Farm will be the subject of a slide presentation April 22 at the Montville Schoolhouse.

Slide Presentation at Kingdom Schoolhouse, Montville

Did you ever wonder as you travel on Route 173 heading to South Montville about the large, beautiful barn on your left painted a grayish-black, overlooking the valley? I always did. Well it turns out this is the famed 1813 True-Randall Farm, and is one of the oldest barns in Montville.

On April 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., the Montville Historical Society will offer a slide presentation by George and Karin Look at the Montville Schoolhouse on Center Road.The Looks will  discuss the history of the 1813 True-Randall Farm, which is now their home in South Montville.  George and Karin did extensive research on their property and the timber frame construction of the era before beginning restoration of the barn and house.  A discussion will follow the presentation and light refreshments will be served.

For more information contact Linda Dartt at

Montville mowing and grader contracts

If you, or someone you know, are interested in submitting a bid for the town mowing contract, the deadline is 7 p.m. Monday, April 30. The work includes three municipal buildings in Center Montville as well as Mt. Repose Cemetery on Route 3 and Greenwood Cemetery on the Center Road in Montville.

The contractor must be fully insured and provide the town with a certificate of insurance. All bids should be delivered to the town office prior to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Bids should be mailed to: Town of Montville-Mowing Bid, 414 Center Road, Montville, Maine 04941

Montville is also looking to hire a part-time, as needed, grader-operator. If you, or someone you know, is qualified to run the town-owned grader - please contact Steve Lucas, road commissioner, at 323-0841.

Montville road committee

The first meeting of the Montville road committee will be at 6 p.m. on Monday April 23. The purpose of the committee is to help document the current condition of all of the roads in town and also for members to report any new areas of concern as they occur. If you are interested in volunteering, or just learning more, all are welcome to attend.

The selectmen made the following appointments after their April 2 meeting. Roy Antaki and John Boulay have been appointed to the appeals board and Jackie Ascrizzi will be Montville's new health officer.

Come join our area youth fiddlers for a dance on May 5 at the Union Harvest Grange in  Montville

They have been practicing hard and have a great selection of songs ready for your dancing feet! The group is ages 3-12 and is under the talented instruction of Maise Newell. It will be a wonderful way for us to jump and swing into Spring!! There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. (we have a great food if you like to eat! ) and a dance at 7 p.m. The Union Harvest Grange in Montville is located at the corner of Center Road and North Ridge Roads. Cost is by donation!

Liberty Library News

Kimchi of Korea, Saturday, April 21, 1:30 p.m.

Jill Lee will give a talk about the regional varieties of kimchi, the unequivocal staple in Korean cuisine. Samples of homemade cabbage kimchi, white kimchi, and fresh kimchi will be available. Program is geared towards adults but children are welcome.

Paint & Pints at Lake St. George Brewing Co., Tuesday, May 1, 6 p.m.

Paint a 9″ x 12″ work of art to take home and enjoy for many years to come. All materials will be provided. Meg Brewer will be your instructor. $25 per person. Pay that evening by cash or check. Limit of 20 people. Registration required at

Scrabble Game Night, Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m.

A Good Man, A Good Dog & A Good Writer!, Saturday, May 19, 1:30 p.m.

Roger Guay's memoir, A Good Man with a Dog, recounts Guay’s nearly 25-year adventures as a Maine Warden Service officer and a K9 master trainer and certified K9 handler. His companion, a little brown lab named Reba, was adept at finding discarded weapons, ejected shells, hidden fish and missing people. Kate Clark Flora, in addition to being the co-author of A Good Man with a Dog, is an award-winning author of fifteen mystery and true crime books. Meet Roger Guay, his current canine partner, and Kate Flora.

That's about it for this week. Until next time.


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