Lots of news in Oxford this week
Well I have a plethora of news for this week. Gordon’s Greenhouses is getting all cleaned up. Bragg’s are the proud owners of that location (again) and seems they plan on making a thorough job of it. Looks good so far.
Water breaks and more water breaks. We have been very fortunate up here with only one short outage but there are fix it spots everywhere you go. Interesting drive last week just making the dump run. But then again we took the scenic route. Fixes on Jackson, Pugwash Road, Prince William and Water Streets in various stages of operation but they are getting them fixed quite well. Good job guys as I would not want that job, and it isn’t the job but the growling us residents do that makes for a bit of a thankless job sometimes. So thank you to the town crew.
Hey, the ballfield is undergoing renovations. Almost like moving the furniture (and we know how men love moving furniture) as they are changing ends...Soccer field out front and baseball field out back.
Brenton Colborne is in New Glasgow Hospital but should be home this week. A motorcycle accident gave him cracked rib, a broken thumb and severe bruising.
Construction project on Smith Street will soon be done, I am thinking, as the outside is about done. Looks great.
The snow is all gone and good riddance so there should be walkers everywhere on the trails. Benches won’t be long getting out once it dries up a bit more.
The Capitol Theatre has been exceptionally busy this past weekend. The Music Jam was on Friday night with a good turnout. The Fun Tones had their annual Spring Gala. I usually go as it is a great evening of entertainment for a nominal sum and the group put a lot of time and effort into planning and executing the whole thing so kind of a shame not to go. And Chris Brown was in it this year. I am a bit of a fan. Pat Adams was the host again and she always does a bang up job. Roxeen and Dalyrmple were our entertainment guests are Oxford Capitol Theatre on Sunday afternoon. They are an interesting and entertaining duo. They were here last spring as well. I never thought I would say it but there was almost too much going on to get out to it all.
Monday is looking like a jammie day just to get caught up. There was an event at the Oxford arena as well but I missed the memo so all I know is there were a lot of tractors outside so I am thinking it was the safety in the workplace event. And this is the funny part...if I am wrong I will be told but you can’t call with your news grrr. Funny thing just occurred, you see this on social media but ‘the neighbours cat what lives here’ looked out the deck door and made a funny noise so I looked to see and a raccoon looking in. Their noses couldn’t have been more than an inch apart with glass separating. I know raccoons are destructive (they have hands), but they are so cute.
I am winding down. The last little bit of news ‘Crime Stoppers’ is hosting a Community Shredding Day at Amherst Walmart on May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That is a Saturday. Great chance to get rid of those embarrassing love letters or other private (personal or otherwise) paper that needs to be disposed of. I repeat, that is a Saturday so mark the calendar.
Until next week. P.S. The Corner is open. Laundromat and Thrift Shop and the Lunch Counter will be along shortly. Oh and Ewe-nique Boutique still has a few tickets for The Little Mermaid Jr.
Rachel Jones, the town’s new CAO, begins Thursday. If you see her, say hello. We want her to feel welcome in our town.