We were delighted to see the demolition of the old “Dow House” at the corner of Washington and Sand streets. The Dow family lived there for many years. Ms. Dow was renowned for her pastry skills and made many birthday cakes for the townspeople. I can’t remember the price of the cakes but it was very reasonable and they were delicious. She also made pies and sold them. There was always a seductive aroma coming from their house. Ms. Dow was a special woman and much appreciated by the community. In a way, it’s sad to see the house demolished, but after years of sitting empty the house became run down and was an eyesore when you walked into town. Not sure if the owner of the property now will be building anything else in this area, but for now we’re just happy to see it cleaned up.
The city erected several “exploded” Christmas decorations and a Christmas tree in front of the city building. We were happy to see the exhibits as they help bring the spirit of the season to everyone’s enjoyment. I remember back in the 1950s when the city erected a huge Christmas tree on Sycamore Street in City Park and there was a special night to turn on the lights. The high school band was playing Christmas music and the event was a celebration to start your Christmas shopping. Eventually, this tradition disappeared. We appreciate the current tradition of having a parade and the arrival of Santa Claus and meeting at Riverfront Park to celebrate the start of the Christmas season.
We love to drive around town and see the various Christmas exhibits in people’s homes. We especially enjoyed walking past the house of the late Tom Lambert, as it had its courtyard filled with decorations. Tom passed away last week and all of his creations will be missed in the future. He was a very friendly man and you could see him in town to help out when needed.
We’re thrilled that our high school basketball coach Mick Price achieved his 700th win when they played their game in Buffalo last week. We have a talented group of boys on the squad and we look forward to a winning season and hopefully a trip to the State Tournament. The women’s team is also playing well. They won against Williamstown last week in a home and away game. Once again, Hadleigh McGoskey was instrumental in the victory. Go out and watch these girls if you get the chance. They love to have a large crowd to watch them.
The River Rats play music the first and third Thursday evenings at North United Methodist Church. They will be in the basement / dining room. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. and they will play until around 7:00 p.m. Bring your own snack and drink if you wish.
News from Ravenswood Seniors
The people at the pool still have a few nuts to sell. They include pecans, cashews, mixed nuts, double-dipped chocolate coated peanuts, praline pecans and English walnuts. The cost is $ 10 per bag. You can shop at the center during the morning hours.
The center is now open for some of the usual activities. Lunch is served in the dining room now, but if you feel uncomfortable eating in the center, you can have your lunch and take it home. You must call the center at 304-273-5648 to make a meal reservation.
The Recycled Teenagers have scheduled the following trips for the 2022 travel season:
From March 19-27, we’ll be heading to Miami and Key West, Florida. Highlights of this trip include a stop at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in South Carolina, a visit to the Coral Castle, a visit to the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, a visit to the Bayside Market, a cruise to celebrity homes on the Biscayne Bay, a tour of the southernmost city in the continental United States (Key West) and much more. Eight breakfasts and five dinners are included on this trip.
From June 20 to 25, we will be visiting Mackinac Island, Michigan. We will have tours of Mackinaw City and Mackinaw Island, enjoy a boat ride through the Soo Locks, enjoy a trip to Kewadin Sault Casino, visit Colonial Michillmackinac and more. Five breakfasts and three dinners are included in this adventure.
From September 7 to 19, we are going to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. We will visit the Hoover Dam Visitor Center, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, the famous Las Vegas Strip, Valley of Fire State Park, and the Petrified Forest, among other sites. historical. Nine breakfasts and eight dinners are included on this fabulous journey to the West.
From November 15-17, there will be a trip to Lancaster, PA for an Amish Vacation Tour. We will be seeing a Christmas show at the American Music Theater, the “David” show at the Sight and Sound Theater, and shopping at Tanger Outlets and Kitchen Kettle Village. Two breakfasts and two dinners, including a family-style lunch and a smorgasbord supper, are included in this great vacation trip.
From December 5 to 8, we will be spending time in the Smokies. Highlights of this trip include the Dolly Parton Stampede dinner, the Hatfield and McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud, two Christmas shows, a tour and tasting at the Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine Distillery, a tour of the Great Smoky Mountains and much more . Three breakfasts and three dinners are included in this fun vacation trip.
We have a trip to Hawaii scheduled for February 23 – March 4, 2023. This trip is over a year away, but we want you to have time to make payments for this trip. The cost of the trip will vary depending on the accommodation you choose. You can pick up a flyer in the center with the trip details of this cruise.
We will be adding a few day trips to our travel schedule which we will announce when plans are finalized.
Day trips must be paid in full when registering. Multi-day trips can be paid for in installments, as indicated on the trip leaflet. Insurance is also available for travel. All travel and insurance policies must be paid for by separate checks. You can call Travel Coordinator Kay Parsons at 304-372-3970 for more information on the trips of your choice.
Have a nice day!