Hello and welcome once again to the BrightonBuzz!
Food pantry news
The food pantry, headed up by Barbara Marshall and her gang, are faithfully open every other week at the Brighton town garage. They are reminding everyone that it is grant time, and your help is being requested by taking advantage of the benefits of the food pantry. The more people who are in need and utilize the pantry, the more grant money Barbara and her gang can be awarded. Call Barbara at 327-3297 for any of your food needs to help make ends meet.
Fire department news
Next week will be another "fun'd" raiser for the Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a community event. On July 19 and 20, the Moody Tree Farm will once again be host to the annual Brighton History Days celebration. The celebrations will be both days of the weekend, however, the fire department will be set up for a cook out fundraiser on Sunday with a selection of sandwiches off the barbecue grill, homemade salads made with "Tucker Tatters," and soft drinks. So common out and enjoy meeting old friends, making new friends and vewing all the different displays of family history of the town of Brighton.
The fire department also accepts donations at will, so you can give them to any member or send them directly to the department mail at Paul Smiths-Gabriels Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 146, Gabriels, NY 12969
Franklin County Public
The Franklin County Public transit is up and running for the town of Brighton. They have various stops, but the main pick up and drop off stop is at the Paul Smith's College parking lot. Call 483-9000, for details on specific routes, stops and times.
Hey all! How ya doin' on your reading, and diaries for your summer activities? I'm sure all of you had an exciting time with July 4th celebrations. I know some have been going swimming at Osgood Pond and other area swimming places around our area. Remember to be safe with your swimming activities, and don't go out any further than what you can safely swim back to shore. And no "horseplay," that means no dunking other people. There are many other fun water sports to play, such as water volleyball and swimming laps.
We've had some rainy days, good for reading a good book and writing in your diaries. How about a rainy day activity? With mom and dad's permission, redecorate your bedroom. Give a fresh coat of paint or some new wallpaper. Show your own artistic talents with creativity and incorporate your favorite hobby into your room design; if you play a musical instrument such as piano or clarinet, make musical notes cut outs from lage pieces of cardboard and paint them black, then mount them on a wall you paint white with black lines to resemble sheet music.
You can also work on your sewing skills, and make throw pillows in the shape of musical notes for example. Then a bed spread of black or white and for a small cost you have spruced up your bedroom and made it uniquely yours. This is just one example, I'm sure y'all have lots of creativity, but remember to get mom and dad's permission to do this. Some other ideas would be if you are into skateboarding, and have some old skateboards hanging around that aren't any good for skating, mount them as book shelves, and do your color scheme to match the colors of your skate boards. If Star gazing is your thing, paint your walls a dark blue, your cieling a lighter shade, and dab white paint for stars, display your telescope and sky charts, making your own planetarium.
Remember, too, to check out the activities at the V.I.C center. Keep active with hikes, and bike rides. Remember to keep it safe and wear your helmet while riding your bike.