‘The Hole’ creating problems in Oxford
And so continues the saga of ‘the hole.’
Chris Brown finally made the national news, but not for the professional video he released to go with his new song; no it was the little ditty he composed with the piano about ‘The Hole’. Life is so full of irony you have to chuckle a lot.
I have been trying to be positive with many things, including the massive sinkhole in our community.
The Lions Club Park had its tax assessment go down the hole too, as it were, and that is my positive spin there. If there is another please let me know.
Also, students from Oxford Regional Education Centre started the new school year in Pugwash following the identification of structural concerns at the eight-year-old school. Wow, just wow. I heard on the news the mortar is crumbling.
So I try to figure out where the mortar would be and I imagined it would be what holds the cinder blocks in place, right? I asked around about what the main structure of the school was made of and I was told cinder blocks. It is covered with walls inside and metal sheathing outside but I am still shaking my head. And it was inspected a lot of times. Just try to build a new two-bedroom bungalow and see how many times the inspector turns up, so you get the idea right. Wow, $18 million. And here I am trying to put a positive spin on that.
Moving along. We had the big Cumberland County Exhibition and I attended a few functions. I had a good time. There seemed to be lots of people there and things for the kids to do. Horse pulls were a huge hit as usual and way late also as usual.
They are working at bringing ‘Tug of War’ back with 4-H and I missed it, darn. The handicraft section had some nice things but the hooked goods were the hit for me. We have come a long way from the mat that got dropped on the floor in front of the couch in the living room.
Some things that are coming up to take notice of:
The trails association has the bridge over the Black River and the approaches need finishing but that will get done soon and the trail people will be very pleased. I am constantly surprised by the number of people who use this system year-round.
Also, the walking club is hosting a Sidewalk Harvest Supper at the Heritage Square on Sept. 15. Watch for posters. It will cost $15 for a complete roast beef dinner.