Greetings, Brooks.

Happy fall … almost!

There is still time to see “Vanities,” the teen production at the Marsh River Theater. The show runs on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, at 7:30 p.m.

The Brooks Rec Department met Sept. 12 and is in the final stages of planning events for Halloween. The last meeting prior to Halloween is on Monday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office, and all are welcome. Last year there were multiple complaints from those who gave no input and did not participate despite the fact that meetings were promoted at various sources. Please plan to attend the meeting and volunteer your time at the event.

Members of Marsh River Co-op celebrate their 8th birthday with a potluck supper on the porch. Courtesy of Kim Jacobs

The Marsh River Cooperative celebrated its 8th birthday on Sept. 1 with a potluck supper on the porch. If you haven’t visited in a while, check it out. There’s something new each time I go in.

Many thanks to those who attended and participated in the final open house of the season at the Brooks Historical Society. “Heritage Days” is a great time and this year was no exception. Demonstrations included spinning, needle felting, fly tying, floor cloths, silhouette cutting, miniature making, model trains, sculpting and model shipbuilding. Awesome refreshments, too!

“Lighthouses” queen-size quilt up for bid by the Varney Ladies Fellowship. Courtesy of Paula Miron

“Nautical Images” twin-size quilt is offered for bid by the Varney Ladies’ Fellowship. Courtesy of Paula Miron



The Varney Ladies Fellowship presents its fall 2022 Quilt Raffle. This year there are two quilts up for grabs: “Lighthouses” (queen size) and “Nautical Images” (twin size). Tickets are $2 each or three for $5 and will be available at various locations: Varney Thrift Store, Town Office and Ralph’s Cafe. Please feel free to contact me for more information or to purchase tickets. The drawing will be held in November.

Join the Play Reading Group in Brooks on Monday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. They read aloud together with no performance or rehearsal — just reading a new play with friends. All are welcome and no theater experience is required.

This session is “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, recipient of the Tony Award for Best Play and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Cost is $20 per reader and includes a script to take home. To register, email

Mark your calendars: There will be a free-for-Waldo-County residents Rabies Clinic on Oct. 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Brooks Fire Station.

Until next time … peace (there will be a very special story).


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