Hello Monroe!

We managed to get the garden in just before the midweek rain settled in. Carrots, beets, green beans, dill, zucchini, winter squash and so many types of pumpkins are in the dirt, along with gladiolus, sunflowers and a few other cut flowers I’m experimenting with this year. Ethan prepped the soil and staked out the ends of our rows, my mom helped get the seeds in the dirt, and Oliver enjoyed looking for worms while supervising the planting of the green bean row (his favorite!).

LOTS worth celebrating

Paige (Emerson) and Eric Lindsay, both of Monroe, were wed in Monroe at The Barn at Rosemoore on June 4. Paige is the daughter of Monroe residents Holly and Tim Emerson. Holly performed the ceremony for her daughter and now son-in-law. It was an absolutely beautiful occasion. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay!

Happy 50th anniversary to two of Monroe’s best-known residents, Richard and Janet Aitken. Richard and Janet were recognized for this momentous occasion at their niece Paige (Emerson) and Eric Lindsay’s recent wedding. While Paige and Eric were undoubtedly the best dressed, Mr. and Mrs. Aitken were the smoothest couple on the dance floor that evening!

Happy 15th anniversary this month to Nick and Sophia Tripp!

Congratulations to sophomore Madison Oliver of Monroe for receiving the Outstanding Citizen Award at Mount View High School’s recent underclassmen awards presentation.

Happy belated birthday to Ray Moody!

Isabella Porter of Monroe brought her sweet son Elliott into the world this month. Elliott arrived earlier than anticipated, and Bella said, “after a couple weeks of cooking in the NICU, he’ll be able to come home with his mama!” Prayers for strength and growth, little Elliott.

Kelli and Jay DiTullio of Monroe welcomed their son Leo Cash into the world on June 6. The strong boy measured 21 inches long and tipped the scales at a healthy 8 pounds 6 ounces. Welcome, Leo!

Municipal Office Rick Hillman, left, presents an engraved walking stick to Jacki Robbins in appreciation for her many years of service on the Monroe Select Board. Photo by Ashlie Stubbs

Municipal Officer Jacki Robbins decided not to run for reelection after serving on the Select Board for many, many years. Jacki was thanked for her service and Municipal Officer Rick Hillman presented her with an engraved walking stick June 8, in front of a small crowd in the Town Hall lobby. Though she may have wanted to, Jacki refrained from hitting anyone with the stick and expressed warm appreciation for the thoughtful gift! Though she is done with her role as a Select Board member, Monroe is lucky to have Jacki continue to serve the town as an assessor.

Have a great week!




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