Hello Monroe!

We’re steadily making our way through August on the farm; sunflowers are bursting and beautiful, pumpkins are on the vines! The air is likely to be changing soon. Soaking in the last of summer now while it’s still here.

Memorial Park update

Engraved bricks are being worked into the brick walkway in front of the monuments and flag poles at the Monroe Veterans Memorial Park! Stop in and admire the work for yourself.

If you have been meaning to purchase a brick, there is still time. The walkway is not finished, and the Lions Club will continue to replace the plain bricks with memorial bricks on an ongoing basis.

Bricks can be purchased online at or by filling out an order form brochure (available at Monroe Country Store and Monroe Town Hall) and submitting payment. Contact Lion Mike Schaab at or 922-8812 with any questions or for assistance.

Worth celebrating

Happy belated birthday to Betsy Samuelson, who celebrated her special day July 19.

Back to school

Regional School Unit 3 announced recently that the current plan is for school to begin at all schools and for all grades across the district on Monday, Aug. 30. As of this writing, all students will be attending in person, five days a week. When inside school buildings and riding in school transportation (buses and vans), masks will be required for all, regardless of vaccination status.

MiniMites soccer

MiniMites will be back at Mount View! As the high school teams officially take the field for preseason, Coach Page wanted to let everyone know that MiniMites will be starting Sept. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m., on the varsity soccer field at the Mount View Complex in Thorndike.

MiniMites is a free, first touch program for players ages 4-6 to work on skills and drills, get used to the soccer ball, and hopefully spark a lifelong love of the beautiful game!

This program is run by the high school coaches and players and will last for six weeks. Registration will take place the first evening. If you have more questions, ask them on the Facebook page “Mount View Community Youth Soccer News” or email Coach Page at

Zumba at the park

Donna Wentworth recently posted on the Monroe Community Facebook page:

If you’ve been wondering…yes! There are still Zumba classes in Monroe! We meet at Gesner Park (on Route 139) in Monroe, distanced and outside.

Donna teaches on Sundays at 9 a.m. and Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Matthew teaches on Mondays at 6 p.m. Get out and give it a try!

Orchard updates

Hooper’s Orchard in Monroe is officially open for the season, Thursday – Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick your own apples will be starting later in August; currently bagged summer apples are available for purchase in the store. Also in the store this year are fresh vegetables, cherry apple jellies, sauerkraut, mustard pickles, honey, cider, T-shirts, hats and more! Apple slushies, doughnuts and coffee will be available for purchase, as well.

The corn maze this year at Hooper’s is a classic labyrinth, with a trivia treasure hunt leading to some pirate loot and prizes!

Yard sale

Last reminder! The Robertses of 21 Reynolds Road In Brooks will be hosting a yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Items include scatter rugs, Christmas decorations, puzzles, curtains and more.

Have a great week!

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