Monroe News

By Ashlie Stubbs | Feb 15, 2020


Hello from Monroe!

Late week storms certainly have been the most recent trend. We're still taking advantage of getting out and about when the opportunity presents itself. Oliver and I made it through the woods to Thistle Pond before the latest precipitation moved in and temperatures plummeted. The walking along the woods trails was perfect that skies above, not much wind. Oliver lasted about 10 minutes into the jaunt before taking his mid-morning nap nestled in the backpack behind me. What a way to snooze.

Around town

Chess night participant numbers are growing at the Monroe Country Store! Stop in on Tuesday evenings, anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. The board and pieces are ready and waiting for you. Bring a friend, meet a friend, be social!

Monroe Food for All hopes to host lunch on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Fellowship Hall of the Monroe Community Church, weather permitting! Unfortunately, storms have cancelled the last two lunches. Cancellations can be found on the group's Facebook page or on the WABI news cancellation list. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and a delicious meal is served at 11:30 a.m. The coffee, tea and hot chocolate are hot. Another opportunity to bring a friend, meet a friend, be social!

Monroe church suppers

Monroe hosts an amazing supper series; the dates are set for the 2020 Year of Ethnic Cuisine Meals put on by the Monroe Church. Meals start at 5:30 p.m. and are a minimum donation of $18 per person.

Meals this coming year are slated to revolve around themes of Greek, Italian, Alaskan Salmon, Mexican, Lebanese and more. Reservations are required and spots do fill very quickly for these dinners.

You may bring wine to enjoy with the meal, if you'd like. Dietary preferences are unable to be accommodated. If you are not already on the mailing list that shares the dates, themes and menus for each meal, reach out to Joyce at or 525-9908 and find out all you need to know about these events.

Library news

Date change! The Monroe Library Reading Group will now be meeting on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hillman house. "The Forgotten" by Ben Bradlee Jr. will be discussed, and, as stated on the library's Facebook page: "Yes, this book is political and anyone is welcome to join in on the discussion with the expectation that we will exercise respect when sharing our thoughts and opinions." Copies of the text are available at the library.

Have a great week!


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