Greetings, Brooks – Happy Spring.

Condolences to the family and many friends of Margaret E. “Honey” Wildes who passed away March 21. A celebration of life was held April 2 at the First Congregational Church of Brooks, UCC, with a collation in the Varney Building after the service. Honey was very active in the community and loved by many. She will be greatly missed.

The Brooks rec department is sponsoring an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 16, 1-2 p.m. in the Brooks Community Park (if the grounds in the park are found to be too wet, the event will be moved to the Town Office). In addition to hidden eggs, there will be five special prize baskets, light refreshments and of course the Easter Bunny will be on hand to greet you!

Save the Dates:

Friday, April 29: The Brooks Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding a fundraising dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Varney Memorial Building featuring homemade meatloaf, sides and dessert. More information to follow. Please plan to attend – we all need to support our Fire Department.

Saturday, May 14: The Varney Ladies Fellowship is holding their “Spring Fling” at the Varney Memorial Building. There will be plenty of handcrafted items for sale, food and a raffle of two amazing quilts. More information and photos to follow.

Saturday, June 25: The Marsh River Theater kicks off their 25th anniversary season with Dancing with the Local Stars. Make sure to clear your calendar as this is an extremely popular show.

Ralph’s Cafe

Owners Mike and Frank are working very hard on much needed upgrades. We will let you know an opening date as soon as possible.

College Success Series presented by RSU #3 Adult and Community Education and Dori L. Leadbetter of The Maine Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC):

Applying for College Application Workshop: Tuesday, April 12, 5-7 p.m.

Free Money for College Scholarship Workshop: Tuesday, April 26, 5-7 p.m.

These workshops are a free service but you must register with both Adult Ed and MEOC. In person or online at Please complete the MEOC online application at if you have not already done so.

Betsy Garrold

Heather “Betsy” Garrold of Knox has announced her candidacy for the new House of Representatives District #38 seat. Running as a Clean Elections Candidate, Betsy is busy right now gathering qualifying contributions. She is also enjoying attending the town meetings in the district (yes, she attended the Brooks meeting) to hear what concerns the people in the nine towns she hopes to represent in the Legislature. If you are interested in talking to Betsy about issues or would like to help out with her campaign please feel free to call her at 568-3302.

Until next time… peace, especially for Ukraine.