Hello Monroe!

I’m not a dedicated, die-hard deer hunter myself, but I will admit my heart melts lately to hear 2-year-old Oliver tell me about the “biiiig bucks!” he plans to go “huntin’” with his daddy. I also do look forward to this time of year to listen to my father recap all the hunting excitement taking place around Palermo, where I grew up.

Memorial stone arrives

The Monroe Lions Club was honored to set the much anticipated second memorial stone in the new town park on Veterans Day. The Lions posted on the club’s Facebook page: “As the sun sets here in Monroe, the Monroe Veterans Memorial has received its second memorial stone. This replaces the ‘old’ World War II memorial stone. It was amazing that we were able to set this memorial stone on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. Please stop by and take a look!”

Many thanks to the Monroe Lions Club for taking on this community project. Just a reminder that bricks can still be ordered for the walkway. Contact club president Mike Moody (322-2269), treasurer David Doak (525-4431), or member Michael Schaab (922-8812) for more information on how to purchase a memorial brick to be part of the park.

Worth celebrating

Proud parents, Devan and Lauren Moody, happily announce the arrival of their baby girl, Allison

Brand new Allison Elizabeth Moody, born Nov. 6. Courtesy of Devan Moody

Elizabeth. Allison was born Nov. 6, 2021, at 9:24 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and measuring 22 inches long. Welcoming Allison are paternal grandparents Mike and Debbie Moody, formerly of Monroe, now of Brooks; great-grandparents Dale and Neva Moody of Monroe, and Richard and Rhoda Smith; maternal grandparents Jason and Michele Freeman; and great-grandparents John and Pamela Mungai, and Betsy Freeman. We hope to see you at the Monroe Memorial Day celebration this spring, Allison!

Pie orders

Kristin and kitchen crew at the Monroe Country Store are ready to take your Thanksgiving pie orders. Scrumptious choices include chocolate cream, pecan, pumpkin and key lime. Call the store at 525-3300 to place an order, or stop in and fill out an order form in person, on or before Monday, Nov. 22. Pies will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Local wreaths

Bo Remy of Dandy Ram Farm in Monroe is busy elbow deep in balsam. His wreaths, made of sustainably harvested evergreen with pine and cedar options, are available for purchase online or on Saturdays at the United Farmers Market of Maine. Visit to see his work and for more information.

Also busy in Monroe making wreaths and kissing balls is Morgan Murphy. Morgan takes orders for 8-, 12- and 18-inch wreaths, with bow and decoration options available for both wreaths and kissing balls. She can be contacted directly through Facebook.

Online apple store open

Hooper’s Orchard of Monroe announces its online store is open now through Christmas. Orchard goodies are available to give as gifts, or keep for yourself! They warn that the salsa, pepper jelly and relish are seriously spicy, and note that the Liberty Pink Applesauce is naturally pink from the apple skins. Free shipping! Visit to shop their great, local selection.

Have a great week!

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