Stuff Goin' On !                                                            8-25-2017


                    I have to admit that it's getting a bit strange, not having much to protest in New Lebanon these days. LOL!!  It's just been such a long time since we had an amiable, well-oiled machine for a Town Board.  We might even become the LEAST corrupt town in the county instead of the MOST corrupt as we were under Mike Benson. 

                     Speaking of the illustrious Mike Benson, I had the pleasure of sitting right in front of his parents at the Theater Barn Fundraiser on Wednesday evening. That old saying, "If looks could kill " was never more true, and I was aware of every tingle in my spine the entire night. LOLOL!! Hey, it's not so far-fetched when you remember that Ol' Tommy tried to run me over with his tractor.

                      The play was great, and as always, we appreciate the Theater Barn and the Phelps Family for their Community Support and involvement. I got to see folks I haven't seen in a very long time and catch-up on their news and share ours. Of course, no local play is complete without our hometown star, John Trainor. Hysterical as usual, and I found out that he can also SING! The guy's talents know no end. 

                       The County 13 Habitat House now has a family, and this particular project is going to be completed by women. Ladies,can you swing a hammer or a paintbrush? If so, and if you want to help out, come to the library on August 29th at 6 p.m for a presentation on the project and to sign on as a volunteer.

                        Our new Grandson, Killyin Glenn Smith was born last week to Julie Gardner and Kennith Smith. He weighed in at 7.2 pounds and was a whole 20 inches long. Smaller than his cousin Freyja, born last month to Ken's sister, Michelle. Should be interesting to watch these two come up together. Congratulations to Ann Smith and my husband Bob on their new additions.  Ahh, two more Conservatives in town!

                        How about THIS news:  Stewarts has finally applied for their necessary permits to expand their store and parking lot!!! Now, this is a documented fact, but there are a lot of rumors surrounding  it. For instance, one story claims that Stewarts has bought the former motel right beside them and will expand to the west. Another story claims that they are still negotiating with KB Chittenden on the lot to the east of them. I have also heard from someone who SHOULD know, that Dunkin Donuts has thrown-in the towel and will not be building in New Lebanon at all. 

                      THAT won't hurt MY feelings any. I DO know why this is a strong possibility, and if it turns out as expected, I will tell you WHY they changed their mind. (Snicker,Snicker). God and Activists work in mysterious ways,folks. 

                       The flags have arrived, as well as the brackets and bands, but we are still impatiently awaiting the poles. IF they arrive before Tuesday, we MIGHT see them flying in time for Labor Day.  The flags are of beautiful quality and should last the town a long while if we remove them at the end of October and store them properly each year. We have enough to run them from Rt. 22 South to the Town Hall, then NEXT year, we'll raise more funds to fill-in and add some to West Lebanon. 

                        Please keep the DeBella Family in your prayers as they deal with the loss of son and brother, Tony. Though Tony had moved to Nassau a few years ago, he will always be a Lebanon Boy, and his sense of humor and twinkly, blue eyes will be missed. 
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                        Don't forget that the Constitution Study at the Library will be gearing back up on September 18th at 7 p.m. All are welcome, and we encourage you to bring your upper-grade kids along. This is a very casual gathering with plenty of discussion. 

                          Finished the restoration of the" Justice of the Peace House" this week. This was an old piece in awful shape, and it took a year of "Free Time" to make it a home again. Reagan was especially nosy while I was taking the pics to list it For Sale, and I can't resist sharing one of her photo-bombs with you here. 

                      Sleep Well, New Lebanon !!

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