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Hello Monroe!

We’re soaking up the last days before the bugs descend here at Rosemoore; we may have all raking and mulching complete just in time this year! The grass is turning green fast; maybe I’ll have logged the first hours on the lawn mower before next week’s column.

Worth celebrating

Happy, happy birthday to the following from, or formerly from, Monroe: Su Wood (8th), Daniel Pellerin (12th), Devan Moody (13th), Samantha Tomlin and Alexis Porter (16th), Steve Moody (20th), Pony Stubbs (21st), Joe Lepore (23rd), Andrew Gibbs (26th), and Judy Nealley (28th).

Basin opportunity

Ray and Leslie of Basin Pond Outdoors along Route 139 in Monroe are ready to help you get outdoors, and as the days are getting longer and wildlife more active, this is the perfect opportunity to look up what they have to offer. If you’re new to paddling, Leslie offers nature immersion, wildlife observation, fitness paddling, boat handling and safety, and customized tours. Check out their website, touringkayaks.com, or Facebook page, “Basin Pond Outdoors,” for more information.

Across town lines

Pat and Bob Roberts, of Roberts Greenhouse on Reynolds Road in Brooks, are set to open for the season on Saturday, May 7. They’ll be open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., until they sell out of their beautiful and healthy annuals and vegetable seedlings. In years past, that has typically happened by early June, so for the best, or any, selection, you’ll want to go early.

Also in Brooks, Cal’s food truck is in place and ready to cook to order delicious burgers and fries from local, fresh sources. Iris and Emmet work from the window of their truck and have picnic tables ready for those who want to eat right there at 35 Veteran’s Highway, or maybe Cindy Ludden’s directions, “right by the railroad tracks in Brooks where Skip’s used to be!” will place it better for some you! Iris was Skip’s granddaughter. Their menu and hours (mostly Saturdays and Sundays) for each week can be found on their Facebook page “Cal’s.”

Have a great week!

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