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Greetings Brooks. It’s cold, dark and windy as I write this. Seasonal weather (finally)? My garden plants are totally confused.

Condolences to the family and friends on the recent passing of Bob Tuthill and Russell Lord. They did so much for the Brooks community and will be greatly missed.

Many thanks to those who participated in the Veterans Day ceremony held this past Thursday. So grateful to those who served, and continue to serve our nation.

It seems that the holiday season is almost upon us and, as you probably know, most events have been canceled because of COVID. However, the Brooks Rec Department is working on putting together a group to carol each week during Advent. This will take place on consecutive Sundays from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at various locations around town. Interested? Their next meeting is on the first Monday in December, 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office. They could also use ideas and volunteers for ongoing projects. Call the cafe (722-3236) with any questions or comments.

Speaking of the holidays, Nancy Quimby will be selling wreaths again this year. The cost is $20 and will begin the week of Thanksgiving. More information to follow.

Happy November birthdays to: Roxy Hall (4th), Pat Donovan (10th), Joyce Halpin (13), Clifford Thompson (16th), Coleen Putnam (24th), Molly Donovan (28th) and Shelley Whitlatch (28th).

Regional School Unit 3 has a HS biology class starting in January. It’s an online class with a one-hour live online meeting each week with the instructor. It runs for 15 weeks and there is no charge. This would be great for those interested in pursuing a medical career — particularly nursing. Some people have never taken HS biology, or it might not have been completed recently enough to fulfill admission requirements. Contact Sue Brennan at 568-3426, ext. 1802, for more information.

My RSU 3 correspondent, Molly Donovan, reports that while Morse Memorial school held a “Vaccination Day” this past week, only five of about 100 eligible students received a vaccination. We really need to get moving on this. Vaccinations save lives!

Until next time … peace and good health.

 

 

 

 

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