Around Town

Cookie Walk Fun

Ladies on the left, parishioners of St. Peters on the Green, were on hand at their annual Holly Fair to serve up dozens of delicious cookies as customers strolled down the cookie walk choosing their favorites. The fair also  feature a "Grandma's Attic" and served lunch.

Looking Out for Seniors

Kim Cassia was the recent speaker at St. Jude’s Lunch for Seniors. Cassia is Monroe's year-round present to seniors. She's Monroe’s watchdog for everyone over  62 and works under Social Services out of the Senior Center. Her  position is not just a job. It’s a calling and she keeps abreast of what programs are really helpful to seniors and which  new laws and programs are really hurting them,.

Cassia works on a daily basis with Monroes older population "on the front lines" of aging. She warns that prescriptions rates are going  up - some as much as $500. Her advice is to “ Call the drug company yourself to confirm your meds are covered.” She also urges seniors to sign up on the Emergency Evacuation List if you would need help getting out of your home during an evacuation. And dispose of leftover medications in the lobby of the Monroe Police Department. Most important beware of scammers. “ Don’t  let strangers in your house at all and if you don’t know the person on the other end of a phone call, “Hang Up.” Seniors  with problems can reach Cassia at the Monroe Senior Center. Conversations are confidential.

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Future Business Leaders

Officers of the Masuk Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) along with their advisor Lynn Costello recently traveled to the FBLA Fall Leadership Conference at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Middletown. The Masuk chapter has 95 members and has been the largest in the state for several years.

There were specific workshops for presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, and secretaries, with each of the workshops tailored to specific duties of the officers. Officers learned how to best benefit their chapters through various methods and strategies presented by the state officers in these presentations. “It was an opportunity for Masuk’s FBLA officers to learn and grow, as well as find new opportunities to succeed in the business world,” said Jackson Kelman, the Masuk  chapter’s co-reporter.

In the photo are (left to right, back row)  Wen Jay Lim, co-vice president, Caitlyn Gruber, co-secretary, Gabby Sardinha, co-secretary, Daniel Rodrigues, co-treasurer, Nisha Honnaya, co-vice president, Amaan Ashab, co-president, Jackson Kelman, co-reporter, and Jeho Lee. co-historian. (Front row) Amanda Dial, co-treasurer, Sahar Sajjad, co-reporter,  Mackenzie Metro, co-historian, and Diana Wallet, co-president.

Lions Welcome Local Couple

The Monroe Lions Club recently welcomed two new members, Monroe residents Tim and Katie Ramsey. The couple was inducted by Lion Ted Bresky of Easton, (left)  a Past President of the Bridgeport "Host" Lions Club that organized and sponsored the Monroe Club in 1952. Acting as witnesses are Monroe Lions Officers Frank Bent & Jessica Pfalzgraf

Tim Ramsey is an attorney at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney in Bridgeport. Katie Ramsey is a teacher for Special Needs Children at Stepping Stones Preschool at Coleytown Elementary School in Westport.