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Friday, June 20, 2014

VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH

By MizMonica Thomas
VIEW FROM MY FRONT PORCH

Well you sure know it's summer when we are all waiting not so patiently in traffic wondering what's holding things up, when you realize it's construction season. Those familiar fluorescent orange vests. I remember my daughter working a summer job with PennDot when she came home all upset because as she was working up Bells Run, some of our neighbors tried running her over to get around the a worksite. She was just indignant that adults could act that way. Well I just smiled and said tomorrow will be a better day, knowing that in my heart I knew exactly how those motorist felt.

Congratulations to the boys Junior Little League as they won Districts.

It's reunion season and several classes have made it back to Shinglehouse. I enjoyed meeting the classes of 1951, 52, 53 and 54 this past weekend and picked up a bit of Shinglehouse trivia. The class of 1954 was the first class to attend in the new Oswayo Valley High School now our Elementary School. Yet, they held their graduation ceremony at the Methodist Church. At the time it had the largest seated auditorium area. So the last class of Shinglehouse High School (the red brick building now replaced by Oswayo Apartments) graduated in the tradition of their predecessors. Of all the returnees 13 still live in the area and Jim Ball came the farthest from Oregon. We are so glad they all could make it.

There will be a road closure on the Eleven Mile at mile six just above Jim Dailey's starting June 19, 20 & 23rd according to the big sign posted at the beginning of the road by PennDot.

On a very sad note if you haven't noticed 12 majestic maples were cut down on Honeoye and Puritan Streets this week. As you can see by the mess left behind they were not diseased. Evidently the assurances we received in the public meeting from Cole Hospital were just a smoke screen for their true intent which may be to create another nasty looking parking lot as they did on the other end of town, they definitely did not take into consideration that they built in a historic residential area of a Tree USA City. Excuse us for loving our trees and we all will miss seeing the maple tappers who probably have been tapping those trees for over 25 years as an ear mark that spring is on it's way.

The moving is going slowly you can find me between either house the next couple of weeks. So drop in or you can reach me at 814-697-7625, mizmonica@frontier.com or my facebook page to report information about what your organization is planning or news of the Oswayo Basin.

6 comments :

Anonymous said...

I thought that trees were cut down for a parking lot for the new office building that is being built.The old nursing home is being demolished. The new building will have multiple providers,specialists, physical therapy and xray.It's a shame about those old trees but its great that people won't have to travel for services.

Anonymous said...

The opinion about the trees goes beyond opinion with accusations of a "smoke screen" and deceptions. I say kudos and dildines for standing up for the community but are the facts accurate about the promise being broken? If so, the action was indeed hanus.

Anonymous said...

they could have left the trees and worked around them.

and dropping in on someone during the middle of a move is dicey. sounds like an invitation to work.
nice try, though!

Anonymous said...

Correction on the Eleven Mile closing...that would be Jim Dailey's house not Tim.

Anonymous said...

Sounds hanus to me. I am not surprised they just plowed through. That is feckless leadership right there.

Anonymous said...

I will wait patiently so that someone I love is not hurt while flagging and the pot holes are fixed.