Brooks Town News

By Frank Champa | Dec 07, 2012


Carol Kenny would like to thank everyone for their cards, calls and flowers while she was recovering from a stroke. The well wishes really helped her get through the rough time with her health, and she really appreciates it.

Ralph's Cafe holiday hours

Ralph's Cafe will close Dec. 23 for the season, and no dinner will be served on Dec. 21 or 22. The Ralph's Cafe family would like to thank everyone for their continued support. This year was quite a year. The cafe was awarded six bests in the Bangor Metro magazine. It had a big writeup in the Bangor Daily News, and was named one of the top 10 restaurants in Maine by Urban Spoon, as well as serving its 100,000th customer. Thanks again, and they will see you in March!


Many thanks to all who helped make the annual Brooks Holiday Celebration a great success. The tradition, which was started more than 25 years ago by Paul and Audrey Muir, was handed over to a committee a few years ago when the Muirs retired. The committee consists of Mike Switzer, Ed and Betsy Young, Susan Champa, Darren Labee, Jane McLaughlin, Ashliegh Eastham, Pat Donovan, Kris Beirne and Ellen Cousley. Also, thanks to those who put up the wreaths and trees on the telephone poles, they look great!

Potluck suppah

There will be a community potluck on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Varney Building. Bring a dish to share with the group. This is, as always, a free event.

Farmers market

The Brooks Park Boosters Winter Farmers Market will be held at the Varney Building on Saturday, Dec. 22. The market features local meat, baked goods, herbs, jams and teas, as well as many other items. The market opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is your chance to stock up on local goods for the winter.

Holiday concert

The annual Country Christmas concert will be held at the Brooks Congregational Church on Sunday, Dec. 16. at 5 p.m. Come listen to Christmas carols sung by your neighbors. You don't want to miss this Brooks tradition. The community potluck will follow the concert in the Varney Building.

Food drive

The Brooks Congregational Church Food Pantry is having a food drive. Bring any canned or dry food to Ralph's Cafe during the months of November and December to support local families in need. Food items may also be brought to any of the community potlucks at the Varney Building.

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