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Hello Monroe!

Mid-September, already?! While I haven’t notice drastic pops of color change in the trees, I’m happy to see the fall asters putting on their own special show along road sides in town. I’ve traded my geranium planters for chrysanthemums and larger pumpkins from our garden are starting to find their way into our lawn decor.

It’s also been nice to play out and about in the yard with Oliver and not constantly seek out patches of shade quite so often. Cooler fall air is by far my preference!

Worth celebrating

Happy 20th anniversary to Lee Anne (Aitken) and Adam Vogel of Monroe! The Vogels celebrated this milestone on Sept. 8. May your next 20 years be filled with more love, laughter and adventure with each other and with your family and friends.

Congratulations to the Monroe Country Store for celebrating three years on Sept. 8 of the store doors being open in town. The kitchen is still cranking out delicious sweet and savory specials and baked goods. I, along with many other community members I know, are so thankful Kristin and her crew work as hard as they do to provide and serve quality items in our small town. Make sure to support them often so the doors can remain open for many more years to come.

Color Run 5K

The Mount View senior class is gearing up to host a Color Run 5K at the Mount View Complex in Thorndike on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m.

The first 50 participants to register will receive a goodie bag and Color Run shirt; the first 100 participants to register will get a Color Run shirt! Note that 100% of the proceeds of this event go directly to Project Graduation for the Class of 2022.

No need to plan to run any or all of the course. Walk, skip, be creative! Cost is $20 per participant or for three participants or more from the same household, $15 each. Check out the Facebook page Project Graduation ’22 5K Color Run for more information!

Snowmobile club update

Our neighbor in the next town over, Rick Palmer of the Winterport Riverside Riders Snowmobile Club, recently announced that the first meeting of the year will be Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., and club memberships are due again.

“I’m hoping for another great year of people helping in the kitchen as well as on the trails,” he wrote. “And if Mother Nature would work with us for a change, we could have a wonderful year of riding with the amount of trail work we have put in over the last four or five years. We started to take care of trails in Monroe last year, and have opened up riding from Winterport to Belfast and, of course, to Brooks and Hampden. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!”

Contact Rick Palmer at 478-2546 for more information on how to contribute, especially since the club is taking on snowmobile trails in Monroe!

Have a great week!

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