Hello Monroe!

Nolan and I had a great day at the Common Ground Fair last Friday; it was so nice to attend in person, enjoy some yummy food and purchase some unique gifts from local crafters.

Troy and Elizabeth Oliver, with their daughter Kennedy, dressed in their wedding finest at Rosemoore Farm. Courtesy of Taylor Dow

Worth celebrating

Troy Oliver of Monroe, and his beautiful bride Elizabeth (Hustus), were wed at The Barn at Rosemoore in early September. It was a picture-perfect late summer day, with numerous community members and family in attendance to help celebrate the newlyweds. The couple’s sweet daughter, Kennedy Lee, was one of the flower girls.

Brag board

As more wild Maine game comes into season, please be mindful of posted property and safety. And just because a property may not be visibly posted doesn’t mean the landowners want you on it. Know where you are geographically and respectfully ask before venturing into the woods or fields. Time to dig out that blaze orange!

Senior year of high school is off to a fine start for Monroe’s Aiden Tripp. Aiden says “I was lucky enough to get drawn for a bull tag this year, and even more blessed to be able to harvest this smasher of a bull”!

Aiden, along with his father, brother and a few other close friends, were able to call in this 22-point bull moose with a 55-inch spread to about 20 yards for the perfect shot. An official weight wasn’t taken, as the hunting party had to quarter the animal to pack it out, but the group guessed the bull weighed between 900 and 1,000 pounds. Congratulations, Aiden!

Local tagging

As archery season opens and rifle season is mere weeks away, Monroe Country Store has announced that its scales are, once again, state certified and ready to go! You can tag your deer at the store during open hours, and enjoy a drink and snack or meal from the kitchen while there.


My thoughts go out to the family and friends of Cheryl (Hartley) Farmer. Though I was not fortunate enough to know Cheryl, her brother Henry, of Orient, just last winter brought a large bag full of numerous hats and mittens, knit with care by Cheryl, to donate to the Monroe Elementary School students. A generous and thoughtful lady, she was. May she rest in peace.

Gesner Park events

Friends of Gesner Park is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the park (or at the Town Hall in the event of inclement weather).

Agenda items include finalizing plans for a community wide Trunk or Treat+ event scheduled to happen on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Gesner Park. The group anticipates organizing a community tailgating section for kids to parade through in Halloween costumes while collecting candy, tractor pulled hayrides around the park track, a chili cook-off contest, and more!

Have a great week!


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