Lots of news in Ox­ford this week

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - COMMUNITY - Eleanor Crow­ley Eleanor Crow­ley writes a col­umn for the Ox­ford area for The Cit­i­zen-Record. Her num­ber is 902-447-3040.

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.

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