Greetings, Brooks. Hope you’re enjoying the rainy weather and black fly bites!

Congratulations to the class of 2022 and best wishes for your future endeavors.

UNITEL representatives will be at the 6:30 p.m. Select Board meeting on Thursday, June 16, to discuss the possibility of bringing broadband connectivity to Brooks. Residents are always welcome to attend Select Board meetings. This one may be of particular interest. We all depend upon the computer and internet for so many things, and the lack of broadband is unacceptable.

The Marsh River Co-Op has extended hours and is now open until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Ralph’s Cafe is open on Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for lunch. Sunday hours are 8 to 11 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for brunch.

A night of dinner and dancing! There will be a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Brooks Rec Department on Saturday, June 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Varney Memorial Building. Price for adults is $10 and children 5 and under is $5. Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce (also a vegetarian option), salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Carry-out is available.

Following the dinner is “Dancing with the Local Stars” at the Marsh River Theater. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. This is the third installment of this popular program and dancers run the gamut from professional to well … you’ll just have to see. Come out and make a night of it.

The Brooks Rec Department will also be presenting fireworks at the Community Park this year on July 2. They are also planning a “Meet and Greet” in July at the park. Open to everyone, it gives our new residents a chance to meet their neighbors and find out more about local organizations and businesses. The Rec Department meets the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. New members are welcome.

The Marsh River Theater is still looking for acts for the “Eddie Mulligan Show” (riff on Ed Sullivan). Do you have a talent to share (hidden or otherwise)? Please contact me here or show up at the cafe and let us know! This is another awesome production — it’s amazing how much talent is here in Brooks.

Until next time, have a great week and peace.

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