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Hello Monroe!

We wrapped up 2022 with a few fun adventures.

Oliver and Nolan met up with their cousins from Skowhegan and GPa Darryl from Palermo for a horse-drawn sleigh ride while the snow was still plentiful in Palmyra. Tyler at Drafty Acres Farm had beautiful trails broken and we had a lovely afternoon gliding through the woods.

Next we ventured with the boys, and Meema and Har of Brooks, to Boothbay to walk through their Gardens Aglow display. A light snow helped make the more than 750,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs really pop as we spent an hour or more wandering along pathways woven through 14 acres of central gardens.

Oliver insisted he would stay awake after leaving the gardens in order to stop at Moody’s Diner for supper on the way home. He did, and we had a late supper, spotting Monroe neighbors Roland and Marnee Clements and crew a few booths down in the diner! They, too, had gotten out to see the light display in Boothbay.

Worth celebrating

Ringing in the New Year with birthdays this month are the following Monroe residents: Kasey Oliver (3rd), Heather Clancy (13th), Cody Brassbridge (16th), Cassandra Moody (22nd), Anna Shapley-Quinn and James Brown (23rd), and Connor Aitken (28th). Happy birthday to you all!

Town tidbits

A reminder that all dogs need to be licensed before the end of January in order to avoid paying a $25 per dog late fee. Stop into the Monroe Town Hall on Monday or Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Wednesday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. or 4 and 7 p.m. to take care of this requirement.

While you’re at Town Hall registering your dog, you may want to pay your second real estate tax  installment, due on or before Feb. 14, 2023, to avoid additional interest accrual.

Save the dates

Friends of Gesner meet on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Monroe Town Hall. Come help plan a winter festival and get playground updates!

Harvest Valley Snowmobile Club meets at 3 Ellis Road in Monroe on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Have a great first week of 2023!

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