Greetings, Brooks. Are we ever going to be able to enjoy some spring weather? Hopefully soon — a lot of yard work to do.

Roberts Greenhouse, located at 21 Reynolds Road, will be opening for the season on Saturday, May 7. They are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Among other things, they have some beautiful hanging baskets that sell out quickly. I hope to get one this year.

The Varney Ladies Fellowship “Spring Fling” will be held on Saturday, May 14, and features handmade crafts for sale, food and the raffle of two gorgeous quilts and 10 themed baskets. Raffle tickets are available at various locations in town. Please contact me or anyone at the Thrift Store for more information.

May is Lyme Disease awareness month. Join Dr. Elizabeth Yori, ND, and host Deb Avelone-King for an informative presentation on the ever-present threat of Lyme Disease in Maine. Dr. Yori is president of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors and a graduate of Mount View High School.

Learn the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this potentially debilitating disease May 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To register or for more information call 568-3426 or email There is a $10 fee and participants may come to Mount View High School or watch via Zoom.

Did you know that Maine has a very high incidence of pedestrian fatalities? People are getting killed because they walk with rather than against traffic, wear dark clothing at night, don’t carry flashlights, or walk in the road. The Town Office now has reflective tape to apply to clothing, bicycles, etc. It’s free of charge, so pick up some for yourself or your children to use.  Be safe.

Save the date: Saturday, June 25. The Marsh River Theater will present (back by popular demand) “Dancing With the Local Stars.” Prior to the program, the Brooks Rec Department is sponsoring a fundraising spaghetti dinner. So why not plan to have a great night out? More information to follow.

And finally, kudos to Ray Roberts. On behalf of the trustees and congregation of the Brooks Congregational Church, Dan Miron presented Ray Roberts with an Unsung Hero Award plaque that reads in part “In recognition of a lifetime of exceptional dedication, commitment and support to the First Congregational Church.” Congratulations!

Until next time … peace.

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