Montville Town News

By Fran Gonzalez | May 11, 2018

A warning about fire danger was issued by the Montville Fire Department on Friday May 11. Any fires which ignite could spread very rapidly and become out of control.  A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures will create dangerous fire weather conditions. This warning is in affect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a "Red Flag Warning" for most, if not all of Maine today.

Seedling Sale & Swap

The Montville Union Harvest Grange is hosting a seedling sale and swap on June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Grange is located at the intersection of Center Road and N. Ridge Rd. Come swap your extra seedlings for a new variety or buy what you need but didn’t have! All are welcome, no tables fees for sellers, but donations are always welcome.

During the event there will also be speakers upstairs giving short talks. Speakers include: Peter Brady at 10 a.m. on Fruit Trees; Terry Fischer at 11 a.m. on Beekeeping; Arlene Hadley at 12:30 p.m. on Healing Salves; G.W. Martin at 1:30 p.m. on The Tick Crisis.

There will be chili, cornbread, drink and dessert available for lunch at a cost of $4.00 a bowl. Union harvest Grange is currently working towards reglazing all of it’s historic windows. All money is made at this event will go to that endeavor. Come and have a great time!

Liberty Lodge Memorial Day Supper

The annual Memorial Day dinner at the Liberty Lodge Hall will be happening after the parade on Monday May 28, at 110 W. Main St. in Liberty around noon. Sponsored by Arbutus Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.  There will be baked beans, ham, turkey, hot dogs, homemade rolls, salads, casseroles, beverages and lots of pies!  Suggested donation is adults $7, children under 12, $3 and families $20. Thanks all for your continued support.

“TaiJi & QiGong" (pronounced Tai Chi & Chi Gung) are gentle exercises that stretch and tone the body, calm and focus the mind, and invigorate and cultivate the spirit.  Class involves gentle warm-ups, standing meditation, and instruction in TaiJi & QiGong for self healing and self development. Ongoing classes are on Wednesday evenings at 6 to 7:30 p.m. at "The Barn" 513 North Ridge Rd, in Montville. Cost is $10 per class and for more information contact Sandy George 342-5463 or Louis Pontillo at 589-3060.

Gardening Class

The Volunteer Regional Food Pantry is hosting a Gardening Class on Tuesday May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will cover gardening basics including selecting a garden site, preparing your soil, setting plants out, proper watering, fertilizing, weeding, and other plant care tips.  Class attendees will receive a variety of vegetable and herb seedlings to take home and plant. All are invited!  Class is FREE, but donations are welcome.  To sign up, or 948-9005 or call Sara with any questions at 314-0283.

Cooking Matters for Adults

The Good-Shepherd Food Bank and Cooking Matters is sponsoring a "Cooking Matters for Adults" class on May 30, June 6, 13, 20 and 27 (plus an additional day for shopping tour). The class will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Unity Community Center (32 School St.). Some of the topics covered include cooking tips, food safety & storage, nutrition, budgeting, shopping tips and tips on getting your family to try new foods. For more information, or to enroll, contact Beth at 620-4578.

Aging Well Seniors of Montville and Liberty are invited to meet at John's Ice Cream on Route 3, Tuesday May 22 at 1 p.m. to welcome in Spring with special prices.

For Bentley's Sake — Run/Walk

May 19 - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 5k "For Bentley's Sake" Run/Walk. Starting at Liberty Community Hall, Pinnacle Road, Liberty. $25.00 per person includes event T-shirt if signed up by May 10th. Check out for more information or sign up at

Bottle Drive at 10-4 Redemption on Route 3 in Montville and make sure to tell them they're for Bentley.

Liberty Library News

Kindness Rocks, Saturday, May 26, 5 – 7:00pm

Kids ages 10+ and adults are invited to decorate kindness rocks with inspirational messages. Rocks will be left in random public places for people to find. Rocks and supplies will be provided. We plan to fill Liberty Village with them in time for the Memorial Day Parade. Pizza will be provided after painting and hiding session.

Landscaping Work

We need the weeds and dirt dug out between the library and Peggy Deutsch's fence in order to build a foundation to place planned memorials. According to Tammy Reynolds, the area is too small for even a lawn tractor, which likely means doing the job with hand tools. If this is something you or a small group can orchestrate, please contact Barb Rehmeyer or 716-6157. Or can you provide a tip about someone who can? We can pay a modest fee.

A Good Man, A Good Dog & A Good Writer!, Sat, May 19, 1:30pm

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. Refreshments will be served.

Plant and Pie Sale, Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Vegetables, perennials, house plants, annuals, and delicious pies! Anyone wishing to donate plants or pies may drop them off at the library on Friday afternoon. Plants should be potted and labeled.

Artwork by students from Mount View Middle School will be on exhibit during May. There is a selection of art from 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in a variety of styles and mediums. The work represents the learning of students from across the RSU 3 district.

Stop by the library at the Memorial Day Parade for free popcorn.

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



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