By Melissa McDonald


Greetings, Brooks! And happy summer! There’s a lot going on.

Come Home to the Park

One last reminder: Events begin at 9 a.m. at the Brooks Community Park on Saturday, July 3. Crafts and antiques from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chicken Barbecue begins around noon. Softball game will start around 3 p.m. Try and beat the Ralph’s Cafe team if you dare. Music and karaoke from 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Food and fun. See you there.

The Brooks holiday parade will commence at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 4. Parade route through the center of town.

Marsh River Theater

The Marsh River Theater is gearing up for the summer and fall season. We’d like to take this time to thank everyone who has been a part of the MRT family — either because you came and saw a show or appeared on our stage. Aug. 14 opens with a comedy trio from Portland. A variety show is planned for Aug. 28. We are looking for acts, so if you sing, dance, tell jokes, do magic or just want to sit on stage and have the audience stare at you for five minutes, please contact Michael at 207-323-8316. Many thanks.

The Lending Barn

Located at 71 Reynolds Road in Brooks, The Lending Barn has medical equipment it will loan out FREE for anyone in need. Equipment includes wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, toilet risers, commodes and shower chairs. Please call 207-322-6915 for more information or to make an appointment for pickup.


Waldo County Technical Center is proud to be piloting a CTE summer camp experience for Waldo County middle school students. The sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning on Monday, July 19, and end on Friday, July 30. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis, and the cost for the two-week session will be $50/per camper. Daily snacks and lunches will be provided and each camper will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

Participants will have the chance to select a program of their choice, but may be placed in their alternate selection based on previous sign-ups and enrollment caps. This experience will provide the students with the opportunity to learn more about career and technical education, and what pursuing such a career path might look like for them in the future. Contact Kevin Michaud, director, for more information and a registration form. The Tech Center’s number is 207-342-5231.

See you next time.

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