Brooks News

By Melissa McDonald | Mar 13, 2020

Greetings. I hope everyone had a good (and healthy) week. In light of all the news regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, all I can do is share the dates of some upcoming events which are now tentative. Use common sense — there's no need to panic (like the elderly man I encountered at the check-out line in Hannaford with nine large jugs of Clorox bleach in his cart).

Upcoming events

Thursday, March 19 - First day of spring (definitely happening).

Saturday, March 21 - Annual town meeting 1 p.m. at the Varney Building.

Saturday, March 28 - Afternoon drumming gathering at the Jackson Library, 2:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, April 4 - Retirement party for Donna Shute, 2-4 p.m. at the Varney Building.

I'll provide more information about these events as they approach, but please save the dates.

Susan Champa's adventures in Ecuador

Side Trip - "It rained on our Galapagos trip, but we saw turtles and blue-footed boobies. We hiked on slippery, muddy trails with horse flies the size of small birds. Glad I did this now because by the time I'm 80 it would probably kill me."

Spotlight on a Brooks Resident - Virgil Fowles

- How long in Brooks: 20 years.

- Tattoos: 84 years' worth of battle scars.

- Car: 2020 Chevy Trax...just got it.

- Can you drive a stick: Yes - at my age I can drive horses.

- First job: Lifeguard at Belfast City Park pool.

- Dream job: The one I have now....retirement.

- Astrological sign: Leo.

- Hobbies/interests: Early American glass. Maine authority on Boston & Sandwich.

- Pets: House manager - Miss Kitty.

- Early a.m. or night owl: The former.

- Tea or coffee: The latter.

- Favorites:

Pizza - Hamburg/mushroom

Food - Greasy cheeseburger

Ice cream - Chocolate

Color - Blue

Song - The Lord's Prayer

Holiday - Christmas

Movie - Schindler's List

Animal - Basset hound

Until next well.


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