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Oxford’s walking club enjoying busy winter

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Oxford News with Eleanor Crowley

Well, here we go again; another week has gotten away. At this rate it will be spring before you know it.

Monday was my citizens advisory committee meeting at the Springhill Institution and we can have some interesting discussions. Recently, the Springhill Volunteer Fire Department held a mock event there.

Members of the prison staff and the firemen had to rescue people trapped in a building due to an undisclosed accident. Everything moved along quite smoothly and the rescue was successful.

I have been involved in this sort of thing a few times myself but not at the prison and they can be quite interesting. I even participated in a ‘tabletop’ mock exercise once. Amazing the things one learns.

Another little interesting piece of information, Springhill prison is the Aboriginal Interventions Centre of Excellence for the Atlantic Region. Indigenous offenders are provided programing and services related to their culture at Springhill. Pretty awesome.

Monday evening is Walking Club. We meet at 6 p.m. at the gazebo and funny how we get a better crew in winter than summer. I have gone down a Monday evening in July and been the only one there.

Tuesday’s big event is crib at the senior’s building on Ellis Street. There may be other big events but nobody told me.

Friday, Mary Ellen called and we went walking. We went to Oxford Junction and started down the old Shortline. We ended up on a trail and there are a lot of trails in there. I can hear you thinking “they are going to get lost some of these times” but the ground was soft so we could follow our tracks back with no problem.

The weather was amazing and we had a great walk.

Living in Oxford causes one to think a little different about a big thaw and lots of rain but it didn’t happen. Close a time or two but the ice let go. There was time between the thaws and the rain and that helped as well. Saved for another time.

Aside from the ‘almost having to shave my legs event because I wanted to wear a dress’ issue it was a perfect weekend.

Sunday, we gathered at the giant blueberry and had a photo done to send to Don Connelly as part of our thank you to him for his great support of Oxford over the years. He is retiring and will be missed.

Alison Draper is his contact person on his morning show. He did a live broadcast from here one morning a few years ago. That was my introduction to being on ‘live’ radio. But I wasn’t the only one and it was interesting. I almost always like doing new and interesting things.

I have pretty much run out of things to talk about except this is Music Jam Friday coming up so make sure that is marked on your calendar. And remember, if you want to see your news here you need to call me. I don’t read minds yet.

All for this time.


Eleanor Crowley is the Oxford area correspondent for the Citizen-Record.


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