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Greetings, Brooks.

Finally some relief from the heat, but we desperately need rain!

A big thank-you to all who attended the Marc Black show at the Marsh River Theater. A very interesting history of the ’50s and ’60s through popular music of the times. Some really great audience participation as well.

The Marsh River Theater is an awesome community resource that more people need to take advantage of. We also have a new Gmail account: marshrivertheaterbrooks@gmail.com. Please contact me if you would like to sign up and receive information on upcoming shows and events.

Paving stones are now available for the Veterans Memorial — a great way to honor and memorialize a veteran. Please contact the Town Office at 207-722-3254.

The Brooks Historical Society is thrilled to announce that the Pilley House, which serves as a museum and headquarters for the organization, has been approved by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

This nomination is a significant milestone for the organization, and a significant step to assure the continued preservation of the house and the site. The Pilley House was constructed circa 1818. During the centuries since, it has served as a meeting house, post office, schoolhouse, pharmacy and residence.

The house was sold to Hiram Pilley, the town station agent, in 1863. The Pilley family occupied the home until 1969 and retained ownership until 2005. In 2005 the property was deeded to the Brooks Historical Society by Robert (Bob Elliot of the Bob and Ray Show) and Lee Elliot.

For additional information, please visit the society’s website at brookshistoricalsociety.org.

On Aug. 9, the Varney Ladies Fellowship recognized one of its own members. Sandra Littlefield has been a valued member of the group, and for many years, has held an office — always stepping up when needed. She has participated in the making of the many quilts the fellowship has successfully raffled over the years. She willingly helps at all occasions from craft fairs to celebration of life events.

Her talents do not stop there. She is also a devoted member of the First Congregational Church of Brooks, UCC. In the past, she has been a choir member and at present is a deacon. She has provided many prayer shawls dedicated to those in need of comfort and prayers.

It was with pleasure that Sandra was recognized at a tea held in her honor. May she receive grateful thanks for her years of service in the same spirit she has given to others over the years.

Until next time … peace.

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