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The Monroe Chamber of Commerce hosted a networking event at Brothers Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, 179 Main St., Tuesday night. From left is Janice Butler, Vice Chair Jan Snyder, Lee Hossler, Karina Perez, Jim Weinberg, Danielle Rownin, Previn Patel and Chamber President Ray Giovanni.

Rotary Club Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club of Monroe will host its 27th annual Golf Classic at Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Road in Monroe, on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m.

The event will raise funds supporting the Rotary’s commitment to creating a health and wellness center in the Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service’s newly renovated headquarters.

The Monroe Rotary Club is grateful to L.A. Barnaby & Sons, the title sponsor for the golf tournament, as well as its other supporters.

At the EMS, the education room will foster the Rotary’s 4 Way test: “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? And will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

“We believe this epitomizes the Emergency Medical Service’s value to the community,” the Rotary said in a press release. “This is to educate the community about how our volunteer services continue to train and serve the community on how to save lives. EMS had approximately 1500 calls for service this past year and needs a training room to continue to serve the community. In a pandemic year that meant so much for emergency preparedness, we are very proud of the care that is delivered in Monroe and the generosity and heroism that is always shown in times of need.”

A $200 per person donation is needed to play in the tournament, which will be a scramble format. Dinner and lunch at the Stone Barn Restaurant is included. To register online, click here.

Multiple sponsorship opportunities and dinner only options are also available for non-golfers who want to support the Rotary’s mission. For information, call Phil Lindstrom at 203-450-7093 before Aug. 26, 2021.

A Night at the Nest

U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, D-Connecticut, and Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz will be the special guests at A Night at the Nest, a fundraiser for the Monroe and Newtown Democratic town committees.

The event will be held at Aquila’s Nest Vineyards, 56 Pole Bridge Road, in Sandy Hook, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1.

It will be a chance to meet and support Democratic Party candidates running in local elections this November.

It costs $45 per person to attend. Guests at the fundraiser will each have a glass of wine, appetizers, a gourmet cheese melt and dessert. For tickets, click here.

The folk duet, “News to Me”, will give a live performance at 7:15 p.m. and there will be piano music and a silent auction.

Commemorative Bench Dedication

The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department’s Commemorative Bench Dedication program allows family and friends to donate benches in memory of their loved ones. These benches are nestled amongst the scenic views of Wolfe Park.

Those who are interested in donating a bench in their loved one’s name should call the parks and recreation office at 203-452-2806. Prices include the cost of the plaque and installation. It normally ranges from $1,900 to $2,100.

Back on the gridiron

Monroe Lions football teams practiced at Wolfe Park on Wednesday night. Here are some photos:

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