Category Archives: Eco-tourism

Cramming it all in!

The Month of May is turning into a whirlwind of activities in the city.      The best thing to do is make a schedule of all the events and pick and choose how many can be attended. It always amazes me … Continue reading

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The Hysteria Crowd

It is by the very nature of an elected official’s job that he (or she) can often appear cowardly.     In theory, they’re supposed to be responsive to the citizens.        And in an ideal world, they take the input from the … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

I thought it was rather odd reading in the paper of record, all the giddiness over the Mayor’s State of the City Address. I am not by nature a cynical person – this doesn’t mean I am not aware of … Continue reading

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What’s their beef with parks?

I wanted to get back into the holiday spirit but so many have written back asking questions like, “What is a dark sider?” and “What’s their problem with the idea of a park?”; that I feel I need to follow … Continue reading

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Beating a dead horse

This entire garage negotiation is extremely complicated.      Councilor Cronin has given all of us an excellent glimpse and superb update on the present situation with his blog insert.     If you really want to know (instead of anecdotal information from your friends … Continue reading

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Autumn Foliage Drives & Hikes

Sorry for the late notice, but as you can see from this Foliage Guide, the leaves are at peak literally next door just a little inland.         So those with opportunity, GET OUT THERE!      Those who hesitate will lose out until next … Continue reading

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Sidewalks: don’t become confused – we’re dealing with two separate issues.

Sidewalks are going to be a BIG ISSUE in this coming political season.       Smoke and fire and people running about shouting and wildly gesticulating – why, it’s going to be quite exciting and rather emotional. First, we’ve got Donna Holaday – … Continue reading

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