Welcome one and all to the Brighton Buzz! I must say thank you to all who supported and are supporting me in this venture! And it is with some sadness, yet some joy, I have to report I must move on for a while.
I was accepted at SUNY Cobleskill for the paramedic program, and it's going to not only take time, but requires much intense study to complete this course. Therefore, this week's column will be my last for a while. After I complete my studies, and if the column still has a slot in the newspaper, I'll be back. If not, then it was an extremely wonderful time doing this. I do ask prayers for me while I complete my studies and thank you one and all in advance.
Barbara and her gang are still providing food for the soul as well as the body for the folks of the town of Brighton. So be sure to keep up with her for your food needs and a little socializing on the side. If anyone has a need or would like information on when the pantry is open, give Barbara a call at 327-3297.
Franklin County Public Transit
Each day I see more and more public transit buses on the road. That's great, giving folks who don't drive or have a car a means to get out to the stores etc. If you need to know the information for price, routes and times, give them a call at 483-9000.
A big thank you to fire and EMS workers this past weekend
As we all know, we had a little fire/smoke condition this past weekend, creating some excited moments.
I would like to convey many heart felt thanks to the many people who gave up their time to work the fire. Many people from all over Franklin County as well as Essex County came over to help put out the Wildland fires. We had representatives from all the area volunteer fire departments, the state Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as utilizing the Franklin County MCI/Rehab trailer.
At this time I'd also like to convey some basic fire safety tips. As we approach the autumn season, and grass, trees, and other vegetation drying out, this puts us at a higher risk for a fire to ignite.
So, I'd like to ask that everyone be mindful of what they are doing while outside. Please do not flick your cigarette ashes/butts out your window while driving down the road way. Rather put your cigarette out in the ashtray.
Please keep your car in good running condition so it doesn't "backfire" and creates sparks flying out the tailpipe, this too can create an incident.
Winter is fast approaching as well, and that means more fire place and wood stove usage. So, please take care of your ashes in proper metal containers, and out of the wind.
Keep your chimney clean and have it inspected for fire safety before we get into the cold winter.
Basically, I'm asking that everyone use common sense with fire. Think a moment about some of the things done on a daily basis and how it may affect others of the community.
School is back in full swing, and I know of many kids who are excited about being back in school. Keep up the good work all, and stay in school. To the many young people who got their first job this past summer, you will remember this experience the rest of your lives. Enjoy this time; keep up with your journals. To the younger folks, your time will come; soon you will be old enough to get your first job as well.
Keep up with your reading; remember a book can take you to so many exciting and exotic places!
So long for now everyone! I'm looking forward to some exciting times at college, even though I'm old enough to be "Mom" to many of my fellow classmates, I'm settling in quite nicely. This is a lesson to all, you are never too old to learn something new. So to some of my "senior" kids, if you've always wanted to take that college class, or learn a new hobby or trade, by all means, go for it. You are never too old to learn something new!