How many of you read The Times Record every day? Or maybe just read it sporadically? Maybe you’re a “Fridays only” kinda person?

Well, if you aren’t reading it on Mondays ,I hope to give you a reason to buy the paper starting on Jan. 23.

I am very excited to tell you that beginning Monday, Jan. 23, People Plus will launch a new full-page section in The Times Record. “The Pulse” — which will run the fourth Monday of every month — will be the go- to place for what’s happening at 35 Union St.

We are so thankful to The Times Record for providing us the space to create this page. Of course, it will contain information on upcoming events and programs, and it will also have a corner for our nonprofit and business partners in town. “The Pulse” will include a Teen Center Spotlight and will be filled with fun photos, stories, member artwork, member writing and more.

We have such a diverse group of positive people who come to People Plus and do so many things here every month that it will really take an entire page to talk about it all.

Like next week, former Gov. Angus King launches our “Author Chats” series at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18. Don’t miss this fun event. It’s free and open to the public.

King will share his new book, “Governor’s Travels,” a memoir of the six-month RV trip he and his family took across the country when his second term as governor ended. We will have books available for purchase, and King will sign copies.

Lunch Connections is on Thursday, Jan. 19, featuring Frank Connors’ home-made meatloaf and mashed potatoes. You’ll want to sign up today to get your spot at a table. Call 729-0757 for a reservation.

During the week of Jan. 23, you’ll find that in addition to our regular packed schedule, we have Civil War Book Club at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 23, Café en Francais on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 2:30 p.m., and the start of our monthly women’s breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Like the very popular men’s breakfast, this newly forming women’s breakfast will be an informal gathering of ladies who come together on the fourth Wednesday of every month to visit and share a meal.

We are kicking off this event with a homemade ham, onion and Asiago cheese quiche, granola with all the toppings — including nuts, dried currants, and local maple syrup — and build your own Greek yogurt parfait with fresh fruit. I hope that you will come and join us at 8 a. m. — ladies only of course!

I can’t forget to mention a new program starting on Thursday Jan. 26. It’s called “This week in Review” discussion group. Like a book club for news junkies, this group will read and discuss three articles each week. Call 729- 7323 to register through Merrymeeting Adult Education.

If you ever want more information about all of this or anything else that might be going on at People Plus, you have just to check our great website calendar. Every event has a full description when you click on it. Check it out at

So don’t forget to buy the paper on Monday, Jan. 23, or you’ll miss the first of “The Pulse” pages. We are very excited and hope you find the page fun, interesting and valuable.

If you miss it — come see us at 35 Union St. at People Plus, the center that builds community — because I’ll have several dozen extra papers ready to hand out.

STACY FRIZZLE of Topsham is executive director of People Plus in Brunswick.

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