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By Ashlie Stubbs | Jun 27, 2020
Courtesy of: Chelsie Herrin Rosemoore summer campers Luke, Mia, Evie, Emmett and Oliver sit together on the web swing in their matching camp shirts on the farm in Monroe.


Hello Monroe!

I hope you’ve been soaking in the heat from the recent warm stretch and finding ways to stay comfortable. When the sweat and stickiness start to get to me while out and about, I try and remind myself that it’s only around for a little while and in just a few short months my face will instead be smarting from the cold and wind.

Backroad perennials

Looking for a great deal on healthy, hearty perennials right here in Monroe? Take a drive down Dickey Hill Road, headed toward Route 131. Pay attention and just off the dirt road, on your right, you’ll come across a variety of iris, hosta, allium and more with prices ranging from $3 to $6 a container. I’ll be loading up myself soon!

Bridge repair to continue through summer

Bridge repair on the Stream Road in Monroe that started in April and was slated to end in June probably will continue through “the end of the summer,”  Selectman Jacki Robbins said in a recent Facebook post. The detour around the area will remain in place until construction is complete.

Worth celebrating

Happy birthday around town to Sawyer Inman who celebrates on July 2, David Gordon on July 3, Shawn Colcord on July 6, Kyle Story on July 9, and Tabitha Lepore on July 14. May your special day be all you want it to be!

Summer camp report, week 1

My nieces and nephews have been participating in the first session of “summer camp” here at what we call Rosemoore Farm in Monroe. Luke, 8, and Mia, 7, from Deerfield, New Hampshire, and Evie, 4, and Emmett, 1, from Skowhegan have been in on the fun with cousin Oliver!

Activities and adventures have included a visit, splash and picnic at Monroe Falls chased by ice cream from Wilson’s Market; riding horses, a side by side tour through the pasture and catching frogs with Meemaw Jane and Harold at Cedar Swamp Farm in Brooks; playing at the City Park beach and eating McDonald’s on the lawn at the Boathouse in Belfast; mini golfing in Camden (Luke says Emmett was a moving hazard!); playing hide 'n' seek, climbing trees, swinging, riding bikes, helping weed, getting the mail, painting, a tractor bucket ride, eating pizza from Monroe Country Store, baking chocolate chip cookies, building blanket and pillow forts in the living room, tending the chickens, filling the bird feeders, and washing the vehicles around Rosemoore; and fishing for crabs with Jane off the Searsport public landing docks using hot dogs for bait, lunch at Darby’s and a little downtown shopping in Belfast. Luke also wants it known he helped Bruce fish for electrical wires and install bathroom vanity lights upstairs.

I’ve had a wonderful week spending time with them, listening to their chatter and watching them interact with their youngest cousin. I’m going to miss the extra laundry, dishes, noise and helpful hands around the farm after I return them to their parents! Lucky for me, they’re scheduled to come back for more “camp” in July and August.

Have a happy and healthy Fourth of July!


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