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Fraser Newcombe returning to Oxford’s Capitol Theatre on Oct. 20

Oxford News with Eleanor Crowley

Oxford News with Eleanor Crowley

Another week has rolled around again, and I have almost nothing. I am sure there is lots to talk about but I can’t without breaking a law or an arm. Darn.

Scott’s IGA is getting a new roof. There are signs everywhere telling us to watch for falling debris. I haven’t seen a thing fall yet, darn

The United Baptists are having a roast beef take out Friday and I think I will try it out. I will let you know.

Music this past Friday evening was interesting as our sound man had a thing he couldn’t rearrange be we soldiered on. I had training in turning it all on and off again at the end. I knew (sort of) where the volumes were and what to do. I’m glad a young man I never saw before turned up and helped Mary out. I was dead in the water but we all had a great time.

Fraser Newcombe and his ladies and band will be back on the 20th of this month. It is an afternoon show starting at 2. Last one everyone was ecstatic so mark your calendar.

I don’t know if I mentioned it before or not but we here in Oxford have been calling this the Blueberry capitol but now it is official. We are branded.

Seems we are finally getting rid of plastic grocery bags but it will take a year to get everyone on board. Grrr, but I guess a year is better than not.

I wonder sometimes about stuff, like flooding here; could we not get catchment ponds built with overflow switch releases. Would that not be cheaper than clean up? Clean-up costs are always going to go higher, and damage cost will escalate. If the governments and insurance companies pooled some money to do that would that not make more sense than what is happening now? But then I am just an old girl here on the hill so what do I know.

The walking club were out over the repair in the trail and pretty decent patch job. I think we are all going to make some donations to the trails organization: Cumberland Trails Association c/o Clara MacDonald at 8419 HWY 6 West Pugwash, NS B0K 1L0. If anyone is interested.

It’s almost dahlia digging season. Does anyone still grow dahlias? George Henley and I used to grow them here in town until the earwigs started eating the flowers out of the buds. I didn’t see many earwigs this year. If we had known in advance, we all could have planted a bunch. They always put on a great fall flower show.

Isn’t hindsight wonderful? And Gravesteins appear to be almost non-existent this year. Is that the apples that were destroyed by Dorian? Would have been nice to have a pie.

All for this week. If you have news to share, call 902-447-3040.

Eleanor Crowley writes for the Oxford area for the Amherst News.

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