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By Melissa McDonald | Feb 14, 2020


Have you been enjoying the relatively mild winter thus far? It's been a bit of a dud for me. I like the change of seasons. The ice was beautiful and kind of fun to chop up (got some aggression out).

Cabin fever reliever

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., there will be a potluck and games at the Varney Building, 24 Veterans Highway (Route 7). All are welcome. Bring a dish, bring a game, bring a friend! For more information: Mary 722-3023 or Olga 323-2245. See you there.

Fair Haven Camps benefit

As most of you know, the gym at Fair Haven Camps was destroyed by fire last month. There will be a benefit dinner Saturday, Feb. 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the Varney Building (24 Veterans Highway). The menu includes mac 'n' cheese dishes, salad, rolls and dessert. Freewill donations gratefully accepted. The Brooks Masons are submitting applications for two matching grants, community betterment and youth activity. The grants will match $2 for every $1 raised at the supper.

Happy birthday

Paula Miron, Feb. 23; The Rev. Russ Arnold, Feb. 25; Charlene Hammond, Feb. 28.

Spotlight on a Brooks resident - Shelley Whitlatch

Shelley moved to Brooks from California six years ago in order to be close to her daughter and her family (she has two granddaughters). She found her first winter here "fascinating" because — get ready for it — she had never been snowed on! Shelley has three cats. She enjoys reading fiction (and is probably one of the Belfast Free Library's best patrons). This Sagittarian has been teaching yoga in Brooks for five years now. In addition, she is a member of the Brooks Historical Society and also helps out at the monthly BAG lunch. If you're ever in a bind, be aware that Shelley can drive a stick!

Presidential primary and special referendum election

Please vote March 3, it's more important than ever.

Voters must be enrolled in a party to vote in that party's primary election or caucus. You can register to vote up to and including Election Day. On Election Day you can register right at your polling place.

Voters who have registered but have not enrolled in a party may enroll in a party at the polls on Election Day.

Question 1: Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities?

A "yes" vote is to repeal the new law, thereby reinstating religious and philosophical exemptions to required vaccinations.

A "no" vote is to uphold the new law that eliminates religious and philosophical exemptions to vaccinations. Medical exemptions would still be permitted.

You do not have to be a member of a political party to vote on the ballot question.

Until next week — stay safe and warm.

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