Another week has gotten away on us and I think the weather has been the local news.
Winter finally arrived and we even had a few hours with no power on Saturday morning, but it wasn’t cold so I don’t think anyone suffered much other than caffeine withdrawal.
I found a sterno stove in the basement the other day so that came in handy.
While I was waiting in the porch for the water to boil I sorted all the theatre refundables, so I got that job done.
The International Women’s Day event at Oxford Capitol Theatre was a success. There was a good turnout too. Why not though? The streets were all plowed and we had power.
The Walking Club went on a road trip Sunday to Sugar Moon in Earltown. It was an interesting drive as I don’t have GPS and no one brought their phone, but we found it anyway.
We used the old-fashioned method - we stopped and asked.
We had a great day and managed quite a few laughs.
Apparently, there was the beginnings of a fire recently in Pugwash at the old Seagull Factory out where the pulp yard used to be, but the fire never got really going.
Good thing as all the recent vacant building fires in Cumberland County has got everyone pretty skittish, especially the fire departments.
If there is anyone out there who plays the ukulele please contact Robert Hunsley. He is trying to get a ukulele group up and running, but they are having trouble finding an instructor.
I thought for about 10 seconds. How hard can it be as it only has four strings? Then I thought of the banjo, so it maybe harder than I first thought.
The Music Jam is coming up this Friday at the theatre so everyone get ready for that. Let’s see if the two new people are back again. Let’s hope the weather is decent.
The posters are out for the Poetry at Large event so keep an eye out for them. I am now saving for next year as new offerings turn up.
The arena was busy again this weekend. The crew and committee that look after the arena are to be commended as that is a busy spot on the weekends.
I worry about all the library conversation I hear on the internet and papers as that is a valuable resource in our community. It is something I have used nearly all my life. I started out in Grade 6 at the library at school and have been a supporter ever since.
I don’t care what anyone says, “there is nothing like holding a book.” No piece of plastic will ever replace that feeling of holding paper with words on it. I guess that is it for me for this week.
Eleanor Crowley writes a column for the Oxford area for The Citizen-Record