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Hello Monroe!

Oliver and Ethan spent a recent evening decorating a gingerbread kit together. Oliver thought the small candies shaped like Christmas bulb lights looked more like fish, so we have lots of “fish” adorning their creation! From our home to yours, we wish you all a happy holiday season.

Christmas in Monroe 

The Monroe Community Church, UCC, 28 West Main St., opens its doors and welcomes any and all to its Christmas services. On Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., join for a Christmas Eve Candle Lighting Worship. On Sunday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m., attend for regular Sunday morning worship.

Library news

New titles have arrived at the Monroe Community Library, and hundreds of others are shelved, ready and waiting for you to take them home and read! Winter is the perfect time to find time to slow your pace and enjoy turning pages, or listening to one of the numerous audio books available. The library is open Monday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m.

The newest titles to arrive include: “How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water” by Angie Cruz, “Now Is Not the Time to Panic” by Kevin Wilson, “An Immense World” by Ed Yong, “Signal Fires” by Dani Shapiro and “Foster” by Claire Keegan.

Talk of trail systems

Joseph Isgro would like to express his gratitude for living in the great community of Monroe, which he has been a part of for 37 years. He recently joined the Monroe Facebook page with his primary reasoning being seeded in a desire to inspire people to engage more in the use of Monroe’s most beautiful and abundant resource, its town-owned land.

“Monroe Joe” is exploring ways of creating a trail system that can be used for bicycling and hiking/walking. As a member of the International Mountain Bike Association, he is looking to start a chapter in Monroe. There are currently two other chapters in Maine. If you are interested in being part of this effort or learning more, contact Joe by email (santoisgro@gmail.com) or through Facebook.

Have a great week!

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