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Three athletes from Monroe earned All-State honors for the 2022 Girls’ Soccer Season: Veronica “Roni” Rrapi, junior at Notre Dame High School Gemma Grech, junior at Notre Dame High School; and Elizabeth “Liz” DiBlasi, a senior at Westminster School.

FAIRFIELD, CT — Christopher Cipriano, principal, of Notre Dame High School announced that the following Monroe students made the honor roll for their academic performance in the second marking period.

High Honors

Grade 12 – Perry Miller

Grade 11 – Niah Africot, Elyssa Gonzalez, Sarah Lardi


Grade 11 – Gemma Grech

Grade 9 – Caitlyn McCloat

Monroe man wins Clown Competition

Donald M. Casey Jr., of Monroe, recently was awarded first place during the Northeast Clown Institute Whiteface Clown and Costume competition.

The event was held in Plymouth, Mass. Clowns from all across the United States and Canada were in attendance. Casey is a clown with the Pyramid Shrine Temple.

In the group photo, from left, are Shriners David Merrick, dean of the institute, Donald Casey Jr. and Ernest Pearlstein, a member of the institute’s board of directors.

A Warm Winter Gathering

All are welcome to attend A Warm Winter Gathering, a fundraiser to benefit the Project Warmth fund. It will be held on the lower level of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate: Gaetano Marra Homes, 588 Monroe Turnpike, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 8.

The party, which will include appetizers, drinks and games, is sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce.

Project Warmth representatives will thank its sponsors and make an announcement about an annual fall fundraiser to replenish the fund, keeping Monroe families in need warm in the winter.

There is a $23 suggested donation and larger sponsorships are available. The event’s slogan is “23 for ’23”. To attend and donate online, follow this link.

To mail a donation to Project Warmth, make a check payable to Town of Monroe and write “Project Warmth” or “Project Warmth Monroe” in the memo line, and send it to Monroe Town Hall, 7 Fan Hill Road, Monroe CT 06468.

Church garden planning

All are welcome to participate in the United Methodist Church of Monroe’s church garden planning session at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, after worship services.

Kerry Boys in concert

The Kerry Boys will perform in a concert at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. as part of a concert series sponsored by Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. The entrance will be at the back, lower level of the library at 733 Monroe Turnpike.

The Kerry Boys are led by Pierce Campbell, the Connecticut State Troubadour for 2007-08. This dynamic and popular Irish group has been performing together for over 28 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York.

Audiences clap and sing along to a wide collection of traditional and original Irish/Celtic songs performed with pristine vocals and expressive guitar and banjo.

Joining Campbell are Paul Neri on Banjo and Tony Pasqualoni on bass.

For information, call the library reference desk at 203-452-2852.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Saint John XXIII Council 5987 invites the public to a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with a Keltic Kick, a cabaret-style concert in the St. Jude Social Hall, 707 Monroe Turnpike, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4.

The event is BYOB. Corned beef sandwiches and hot dogs will be sold. Tickets cost $20 each and reservations are required.

Those interested in attending should call Bill Davoren, 203-521-5445, or Eric Terkildsen, 203-240-3141.

Almost Queen at Edmond Town Hall

NEWTOWN — Almost Queen will perform at Edmond Town Hall Theatre, 45 Main Street, on Saturday, March 25. Almost Queen is the second show in ETH’s spring series co-title sponsored by Connie Widmann of Connie Widmann & Team and Colonial Automobile Group.

Almost Queen’s live performance showcases signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision needed to deliver the ultimate Queen tribute experience.

Saturday’s show will have a special opening set by Steve Leonard, who has been playing guitar and writing songs since the time of his first concert at Brendan Byrne Arena (Whitesnake).

Tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50 and can be purchased at edmondtownhall.org.

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