Hello Monroe!

The majority of my 2022 garden seeds are here and waiting patiently for the arrival of warm dirt and black flies. After running into a number of problems ordering seed when I delayed last year, I made sure to place this year’s orders extra early. Oliver tells me we can plant our green beans “soon, after the snow and ice go away.”

Worth celebrating

I received a note from Josephine Nickerson’s daughter, Teresa, wanting to extend happy birthday wishes to Josephine who celebrated turning 75 on Jan. 14. We hope you had a wonderful day, Josephine!

Library news

Exciting plans are in the works for a special children’s book launch on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Monroe Library. Many new, diverse titles have recently been added to the children’s collection and the library volunteers are eager and excited to share them! More details about this event coming soon.

In addition to the library being open for this special event and book browsing on a Saturday, the library plans to continue to open to patrons on the second Saturday of each month, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity for families and those who may find themselves too busy during the week to stop in and check out great books.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of the library’s new and improved website, as well. The launching of the web address is coming very, very soon!

As always, you can ask any questions or make special book requests in person during open hours (Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; second Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) by calling the library at 525-3515, or by sending an email to

Gesner Park

An improvement project is set to get underway to upgrade the play structures at Gesner Park in Monroe, along with possible improvement in other areas of focus. Plan to join a meeting slated to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Town Hall, to hear about this exciting vision. This community conversation will focus on the revitalization of Gesner Park.

The existing playground was first installed 40-plus years ago. With your input, we will consider aspects of the playground and other overall park features that may be important to community members, such as an upgraded sports field and walking trail or a community garden. The Monroe Lions Club, town of Monroe, and a committee to be formed at this meeting will work together to bring this goal to fruition.

If you want to be involved in this project, but cannot attend the meeting, or for any questions or comments, contact Ashlie Stubbs (592-0336 or

This flier announces a meeting to discuss exciting plans in the works for Monroe’s Gesner Park. Community members of all ages are encouraged to take part in this project!

Last chance

Your last chance to register your dog(s) at the Town Office and avoid paying an additional late fee of $25 per canine will be Monday, Jan. 31.

Have a great week!

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