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Girls play lacrosse at Wolfe Park Sunday morning.

MES teacher wins award

Sue Dixon, a fourth grade teacher at Monroe Elementary School, was recently awarded the 2022 Weller Excellence in Teaching Award in recognition of her project entitled, “Buddy Kindness”.

The goal of her project was for fourth-grade students to lead a first-grade buddy in designing and creating projects to spread kindness without receiving anything in return.

As a recipient of this award, Dixon was presented with a $1,000 Award and a Certificate of Honor.

The Weller Excellence in Teaching Award (formerly The Weller Outstanding Teacher Award) program was introduced to the Monroe Public School System in 1990. The award recognizes teaching quality and innovation exhibited by classroom teachers of grades k-5 in hopes of encouraging excellence for students.

Tacos and Margaritas

Better Homes and Gardens: Gaetano Marra Homes, 588 Monroe Turnpike, invites the public to Tacos and Margaritas, a free event celebrating its two-year-anniversary, on Thursday, May 5, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Chops Taco, a food truck, will be in the parking lot and the margaritas will be provided by 574 Wines, a business next door.

Tacos and Margaritas is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens: Gaetano Marra Homes, 574 Wines, Assured Partners Insurance and Guaranteed Rate Affinity.

Traffic Impact Notice

Drivers can expect lane closures, alternating traffic and some delays for roadwork on Pepper Street and Gay Bower Road from early to mid-May.

The Monroe Public Works Department released a traffic impact notice announcing utility and drainage work on Pepper Street, from Commerce Drive to Jockey Hollow Road; as well as roadway construction on Pepper Street, from Grant Road to the north end of Route 25 (Main Street).

Drainage work will be performed on Gay Bower Road, from Route 111 (Monroe Turnpike) to Woodlawn Road.

The work is scheduled to be from May 2 to 16, though this is subject to weather and staffing availability.

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