Hello Monroe!

Our Nolan celebrates turning a whooping 4 months old as I sit here and write this column, and amidst the music playing from his swing, I smile and often laugh out loud as I listen to him blow loud, wet raspberries intermittently between his cooing and chatter.

The tricks are such fun to watch emerge these days, and though still no recognizable form of “mumma” has broken through, he sure does grin when I try and coax him to! Even Oliver has been getting in on the fun lately, encouraging his little brother daily: “Nolan, how about you say ‘Oliver’!”

About the photo of Oliver and his pickerel: He and his dad had already caught nine fish before managing to get their five-trap limit set for the afternoon!

Worth celebrating

Megan Tribuzio of Monroe has much to celebrate of late. Recognized recently for her successful completion of the challenging 18-week basic law enforcement training program at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, Megan also received a B.S. degree in criminal justice from Husson University College of Business in December 2021.

Unfortunately, no formal ceremonies to recognize her accomplishments were possible, but Megan’s parents and family certainly are proud of her and excitedly share her successes with our community. Well done, Megan, and best of luck in all your bright future has in store!

Important dates

Monday, Jan. 31, is the final day to register your dog with the town and not be subject to a $25 per dog late fee. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

On Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m., a committee meeting with the goal of revitalizing Monroe’s Gesner Park will be held at the Monroe Town Hall. 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

Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be the first Saturday the Monroe Community Library is open to patrons, with special new children’s book launch details to follow.

Have a great week!

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