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Cameron Don
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Spring? Bring it on

Greetings readers, hope you all had a lovely week. Has anyone else found this past week a bit more treacherous for getting around? The ice has been downright slippery. Sure we've all had to contend with the crusty stuff for about the past month or so: in our driveways, along the roads, and just about anywhere one has to walk. But this last coating seems to be especially: super slippery. I think over the course of three days, I have had nearly thirty near-misses of crashing to the ground because of this stuff. Our driveway has been sanded and re-sanded at least half a dozen times in the last two weeks and yet, Saturday I was doing the flying-flamingo trying to get into my car. My feet slid out from under me and since I didn't really want to slide under the opened door or the car, or crack the back of my head open like a coconut, I held onto the steering with a death-grip, one-handed, while the other arm was flapping like a wing, in a futile attempt to gain some balance. Luckily, the death-grip worked, and there was no rump bruising or cracked skull for me that night.
Another thing to watch out for are the deer. I know of several unfortunate folks who have had a run-in with them, over the past couple of weeks. Always remember, where there is one, there are likely at least, two more right behind.
Have a great week everyone and drive and walk, safely.
Upcoming Events for February:
Parrsboro and District Board of Trade invite everyone to join them as they recognize, celebrate, honour and "roast" Conrad Byers - Parrsboro's Citizen of the Year. The event will take place at the legion on Sat, Feb. 21 with a social time at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30, and program starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from members of the Board of Trade, sweet Brier Boutique, Ken's Grocery, Shaw Country Market, House of Yorke or by phoning 254-2078. Tickets must be purchased before Fri, Feb.13.
Billy Graham at the Glooscap Tavern on Fri, Feb. 20 from 10 p.m.
Crystal's Quick Notes:
Condolences to the family and friends of Beverly M. "Cookie" Tanner. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Game Nights at St. George's Hall and in the Guild, every first and third Friday of the month from 7 - 9 p.m. Card and board games, some games available or bring your own. Canteen and free popcorn. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Future dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and 20, Mar. 6 and 20.
Tune into CiCR 99.1 FM Parrsboro Radio for coverage of local events, music and much more. You can contact Crystal either by phone 254-2947 or by email at crystalscornernews@yahoo.ca
Inspirational quote for the week ahead is by Douglas Pagels - "Some of the secret joys of living are not found by wishing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way."

Organizations: Parrsboro and District Board of Trade, Shaw Country Market, House of Yorke Glooscap Tavern on Fri

Geographic location: St. George's

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