Ox­ford’s Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity get­ting ready for next home

The Amherst News - - CLASSIFIEDS / CUMBERLAND COUNTY - Eleanor Crow­ley Eleanor Crow­ley cov­ers the Ox­ford area for the Amherst News.

We have two va­cant houses in this sec­tion of town which look like they will sur­vive an­other win­ter. I guess they make good homes for the racoons; they have to live some­where.

The re­cent “Jam” was a packed stage at the Cap­i­tal The­atre. That is great but makes for a late night and it’s funny the things that hap­pen some­times. Alan and I were there get­ting ready for some­thing and a lady with two kids came through the door. She saw peo­ple com­ing in and won­dered what the build­ing was and came in to ask. Need­less to say, I made full use of the op­por­tu­nity to show her around and tell her about the build­ing.

That is not the first time this has hap­pened, ei­ther. There are so many in­ter­est­ing build­ings and sto­ries in this town. Did you know we have a house in town that is “Hung?”

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On to news. Ox­ford His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety had a meeting re­cently. We are go­ing ahead with a project for Christ­mas - “Christ­mas Tour of the Churches” - on Dec.16 at 1 p.m. Mem­bers of our so­ci­ety will be sell­ing the tick­ets for $20 each. There’s lunch dur­ing the tour as well as trav­el­ling around to the churches.

They will be ready for Christ­mas and some­one at each build­ing will give some his­tory about the build­ing and share some ar­ti­fact in­for­ma­tion. We are tak­ing a spe­cific route to in­clude manse lo­ca­tions as well.

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The Walk­ing Club is still get­ting out on Mon­day night a 6. Our num­bers are pick­ing up as they al­ways do in the fall. We did a walk around down­town then went down back to see if we could get closer to the deer. We did, and there were about a dozen feed­ing. We have oc­ca­sion­ally got­ten quite close.

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Habi­tat is gath­er­ing re­cruits the get some more work done on the next house. I was think­ing about help­ing but I don’t know how much help I would be. I am get­ting clumsy and I hate house­work but I sup­pose a broom would not hurt too much. I could prob­a­bly run a hammer, after all, I do know how to hold one and use it.

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Crib is on Tues­day nights and I try to go to that. They still have 45s on Satur­day too if any­one is in­ter­ested.

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Keep me posted of any news or events you would like in this col­umn. Re­mem­ber, the pa­per’s dead­line is early and prints a week be­fore you see it. Be mind­ful of time-dated items.

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