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Washington Lodge No. 19 presents its annual computer award to recent Masuk graduate, Jamie Grosso, as proud parents Jim and Joanne Grosso look on. Anthony Agosto presented the award on July 10. Photo by Steve Ackley
Making the grade at the University of Maine

Alexei Hickey and Elizabeth Schnaitmann of Monroe made the Dean’s List with honors in the spring 2023 semester at the University of Maine. They were among 3,016 students receiving recognition.

To be eligible for the Full-time Dean’s List, a student must have completed 12 or more calculable credits in the semester and have earned a 3.50 or higher semester GPA. Some students requested that their information not be released, so their names are not included.

Standout season at Endicott
Colin Meropoulos

BEVERLY, MASS.— Endicott defensive linemen Hector Johnson (Worcester, Mass.) and Colin Meropoulos, of Monroe, earned College Football Network (CFB) Division III Preseason All-America Third Team honors.

Last season, Meropoulos was named to the CFB Network Preseason All-America Third Team and the Top-20 D3 Defensive Ends List entering the 2022 campaign.

Meropoulos is a member of Masuk High School’s Class of 2020.

Meanwhile, Johnson claimed Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year awards, among many other honors.

Open Schoolhouse

In celebration of Monroe’s Bicentennial, the Monroe Historical Society will open its one-room schoolhouse (ca. 1790) to the community Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals and families are welcome to visit and learn what school was like for the earliest residents of the town.

The Barn Hill-East Village schoolhouse is located at Wheeler Road and Old Tannery Road. Parking is limited, so carpooling is suggested. The event is free, but donations to the Society are welcome.

For information, call 203-261-1383.

Support Masuk football

The Masuk Football Club is seeking ads for its annual Masuk Football Program Book. To hold a spot in the book, fill out the form and send your artwork to elisabeth_medaris@yahoo.com.

“We are so grateful for your ongoing support for the Masuk Football Team,” Elisabeth Medaris, of the Masuk Football Club, said in a message to local businesses. “Your contributions help us pay for meals, training, equipment and more.”

Payment information: Venmo: Masuk-FBC or send a check payable to Masuk Football Club to Elisabeth Medaris, 37 Squire Road, Monroe CT 06468.

Rotary Club raises funds for Bicentennial Fireworks

The Monroe Rotary Club will be sell souvenir Stock Certificates as a commemorative souvenir for the town’s Bicentennial Celebration for five dollars each at the Monroe Farmers’ Market on July 21, and at Arts In the Park on July 21 and 28  at Wolfe Park at 6:30 p.m.

The Farmers’ Market is held on the green in front of Monroe Town Hall on Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.

The Rotary Club hopes to raise $3,000 to support this town’s Bicentennial Fireworks at Wolfe Park on Aug. 4. For traffic and parking information that day, click here.

The fireworks are organized by the Monroe Bicentennial Committee.

Concerts on the Hill

Christ Church, 59 Church Road in Easton, is hosting Concerts on the Hill Sundays at 6 p.m.

Admission costs $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children get in for free.

The events include food trucks, BYOB picnics, leashed dogs are welcome. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and rain dates are Mondays.

The lineup of performers include:

July 23: The Low Darts

July 30: CT Grateful Dead All Stars

The concerts are sponsored by Tidewater Electronics, Inc.

Monroe Lions Shred Day

The Monroe Lions Club is hosting a paper shredding fundraiser in the Rite Aid parking lot at the corner of routes 25 and 59 on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

The cost is a $10 donation per standard computer paper box (18x10x11) or $15 for larger boxes. For information click on this link for a pdf of the flyer.

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