Monroe Pacesetters bring fun to town

Kites, Seeds, Green Eggs & Ham


Pacesetter: pace.set.ter (noun)  leader in the field of activity. New pacesetters are beginning to show their colors in Monroe. Expect fun and creative opportunities building a stronger community.

Creative seeds have been sown by Monroe’s Women’s Club whose members sponsor a free Annual Kite Flying Day for families on Firemen’s Field on Shelton Road, across from Firehouse1.  Bring your own kite or purchase one there. Refreshments available. Weather permitting, it’s a wonderful, casual event. Watch for it in April in EVENTS.


A Seed Exchange

Edith Wheeler Memorial Library is launching something new –a Seed Exchange. Simply bring your excess 2018 flower and veggie seeds in their original package to the library’s reference desk. Then take a few seeds from donations left there in exchange. Bags for seeds and instructions for planting will be provided.  

Going Green

 Biggest splash this month is being made by s small group of local businesses going “Green” for St. Patrick’s Day. Check their specials out in EVENTS under March 17.  They will be running Specials all month . Among them is a must-visit is for all  leprechauns young and old.

 On the creative menu at the Last Drop Coffee Shop for the entire month of March are every child’s favorites ”green eggs and ham”,  green pancakes and green bagels. Also featured  are "4-leaf clover quesadillas" and  green grilled cheese".  Then there is Irish cream coffee and “the nutty Irishman latte” plus the frozen Pot of Gold or Luck of the Last Drop Leprechaun.

Pop a green balloon at any of the participating shops and win prizes from discounts (which saves you green)  to gift cards. Find them all in EVENTS or just hunt for the green balloons on St. Paddy’s day along Main Street and Route 111.  Great family fun!