Fall is really here now! The leaves are turning and are lovely. They really don't seem as bright as other years but still beautiful.
Nice time of the year to go for a drive around our county. Always something lovely to see.
We had a walking trail recently open up in our area. The Lazy Bay Walking Trail on the extension of the North Shore Road very handy to the Number 6 highway entrance to Malagash. You can't miss the sign. Haven't walked it myself yet but all comments I have heard it is a great walk.
Some of our summer cottagers have walked it and were very impressed with the scenery and surroundings. Maybe our walking group will do it someday. Just remember to stay on the trail and not go on private property. This trail was developed by the Wallace Area Development Association. Kudos to WADA.
A little while ago I spoke about litter on our roads and what an eyesore it is! I’m still finding takeout coffee cups from an outlet an hour's drive away! When will people learn?
One other peeve is that some residents are putting their green bins out days ahead of pickup. Well the bears are still around and this is a banquet for them. Garbage is strewn all over the highway. I hope everyone is aware of the new recycling rules which will be taking effect on Dec. 1. If you haven't received this notification you can call the Cumberland County landfill site at 902-657-5141for the needed information.
Well lots of buzz going on these days concerning our new drug laws that took effect on Oct. 17. It’s going to be interesting to see how all this plays out in the next few years. Will it be good for society, or not so good?
We will have to wait and see but it is important for everyone to be as much aware of the benefits and downfalls as possible, so we can make informed decisions on use or non-use. After all it is drug and will have some affects, and as Forrest Gump would say "and that's all I am going to say about that".
Our Legion Poppy Chairman is getting busy with his wreath orders for Remembrance Day.
Once again this annual event will begin with a church service at Malagash United Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Connie McNamara officiating and then weather permitting we will all head to the cenotaph to have the Laying of the Wreaths in memory of our military personnel.
This is always a wonderful service of tribute and so well attended by our community members. Following the service on Nov. 11, there is always a lovely luncheon at our legion on College Road with a free will offering going to a designated charity.
Please join us at our beautiful church and/or at our lovely cenotaph.
Have a good week everyone and stay safe. Prayers and thoughts for those of you who are suffering and in pain.
As the saying goes: "Enrich someone's life today with a warm word of praise. Both of you will be better for it"
Marian Durling writes for the Malagash area for the Amherst News.