I wish I had words to address the violence and hatred that struck Boston. I don't. May the good people always greatly outnumber the evil.
Town Hall or Legion Hall? The Building Committee as well as Budget Committee want your opinions about which option we should pursue for a new town office location. The Budget Committee meets Tuesday, April 23, 5 p.m., at the Town Office on Bird Hill Road. That is one opportunity to have your say on this matter. There will be more discussion at the annual Town Meeting, May 18.
The stump dump is open for the season, and the hours are Wednesday 9-1, Saturday 9-3, and Sunday 9-1.
The ice still covers the ponds as I write this, but it may be gone as you read this. Ice-out on the Greenwood ponds is coming very soon. The ice went out on Norway Lake Monday afternoon, April 15. Can we be far behind?
This Saturday, April 20, is the first of the seasonal fish fries put on by the Greenwood Fire Department. It will be held at the Legion Hall on the Gore Road from 3-6 p.m. $10 for fish, fries, and beverage. $8 for the same if you prefer chicken nuggets. Funds raised by this benefit the Greenwood Fire Department and Legion Auxiliary.
Sunday, April 21, Butch Fuller and his musicians will perform at the Greenwood Town Hall, Main Street, at 2 p.m. You can dance or just listen. Bring cushions to sit on because the seats are hard. Donations will benefit the Greenwood Historical Society.
One of the local signs of spring is the blossoming of the daffodils along Route 26 on Blake Hill heading in to Bethel. They are blooming now. These daffodils have been there many years and are a treat to the eye for many people.
The various creatures of spring are showing up again. Moose are coming down from the hills where they spend the winter. They particularly like the Greenwood Road between Greenwood City and the town garage. Keep a watch out for them. The pileated woodpeckers are around after spending their winter in the deeper woods. And, the deer are starting to hang out near the roads. My young dog saw his first deer along the Greenwood Road. There were three females, and he was quite impressed by their running ability. Luckily, we were in the car.
Cathy Newell has been watching and listening to a loon on North Pond. There is something special about those birds with their grace and their yodeling calls.
Common mergansers and red-winged blackbirds have returned to the pond. A pair of Canada geese have staked their claim to the Round Pond cove by the causeway and aggressively chase any other geese that have hopes of sharing that spot. An immature bald eagle (no white head or tail yet) has been checking the open water situation of late. I doubt he was very impressed, but that will change soon.
We have the gift of evening given back to us. No longer does our day go from light to dark before supper. After the evening meal is finished and the clean up is done, there is now lingering light We have time to enjoy the remainder of the day. Maybe it is enjoying time with children, maybe it is taking a walk, or maybe watching out the window as the day eases away. Evening is a time to relax, chill out, and take a breath of all that surrounds us. Evening, it is good to see you back.