Hello Monroe!

The past warm week ended with the celebration of Oliver’s 3rd birthday. O is a gear head, choosing to spend the majority of his days driving around on his gator, buggy, bike or tractors, and starting and shifting anything with a motor that Ethan and I will allow.

Oliver can correctly identify a number of farm and construction equipment brands by color and gets fixated on story books, the latest at our home being “Big Truck, Little Island” by Maine author Chris Van Dusen. As challenging and frustrating, at times, his growing independence can be, we are so enjoying our front row seats to watching him learn and develop. Happy 3rd birthday, Oliver!

Congratulations to Monroe ball players Gavin Milliken and Carter Story and their other Waldo County all-stars teammates for winning their regional 9- and 10-year-old Little League Baseball championship! The boys compete next at the state level. Good luck!

Lions park update

Another commemorative brick order is being put together for the end of July. All those who wish to order, please get your forms in as soon as possible, as the Lions are not positive when the next order will be placed. If you have questions about how to order, contact Monroe Lion Mike Schaab (922-8812) or Lion David Doak (525-4431).

Many thanks to all who have ordered bricks so far. If you have not driven by the Veterans Memorial on Route 139 in Monroe lately, across from the church, it’s worth the drive to see how nicely it has all come together.

Postal update

A courtesy reminder that Monroe mail carrier Suzanne Hall would like her customers to know she will be away on a “staycation” from July 29 through Aug. 8. What that may mean for you is perhaps some delivery, total delivery, or no delivery for a day or so.

Sue notes, as many of us know, that many service industries are experiencing a massive work shortage and coverage is impossible to find. Her suggestion is to be patient, and kind. The USPS is doing its best to provide service and are, knowingly, falling short. Sue promises that all will resume as normal when she returns, and in the meantime, if you have questions about a missing article she encourages you to call the post office in Brooks (722-3670) or Monroe (525-7786).

Have a great week!




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