Hello Monroe!

Oliver and I enjoyed our first visit to Seek-No-Further Farmstead to pick out a beautiful, fresh bouquet of Monroe-grown tulips. I look forward to our next pickup from the greenhouse! If you didn’t sign up for the weekly tulip CSA, you may be able to pick out your own bouquet from the Marsh River Cooperative in Brooks, Belfast Co-op or Belfast Farmers Market. 

Worth celebrating

Morgan Murphy is just one test away from becoming a licensed EMT! Congratulations on passing your practical, Morgan, and good luck with your final step. 

Gesner Park meeting

I co-led the recent public meeting with the goal of adding upgrades to Monroe’s gem of a community park. Twelve community members gathered and spent close to 90 minutes excitedly sharing and brainstorming items of importance and desired outcomes. A play structure, particularly suitable for children ages 2-5, as well as a resurfaced basketball court, and maintenance of the half-mile walking track, with possible additional wooded trails created, were among top items discussed. 

A dedicated committee will work to make as many ideas as possible into realities. Meeting dates and ways to be involved will be announced in future columns, on the town Facebook page, and posted at the Town Hall and Monroe Country Store. For more immediate information, please contact me, Ashlie Stubbs, at 592-0336 or 

Library news

The library is adding hours, opening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. They hope these weekend hours will make it easier for families to visit the library. Each Saturday will feature a “Take and Make” craft for children to take home. Following CDC recommendations, the library is requesting that all visitors, age 2 and above, wear face coverings. 

Take a few minutes and check out the library’s new website, too: 

Have a great week!

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