Throwing Coins In The Fountain

Originally, tossing a coin in the fountain was supposed to ensure good health. The meaning evolved. People believed that the dwellers of a well would grant them their wish if they threw a lucky coin to pay a price. The tradition of dropping pennies in ponds and fountains stems from this. While growing up, most … Continue reading Throwing Coins In The Fountain

The Old Neighborhood – 700 Block Arlington Street

By now, the morning sun was just over the horizon and it came at me like a sidearm pitch between the houses of my old neighborhood. I shielded my eyes. This being early October, there were already piles of leaves pushed against the curb—more leaves than I remembered from my autumns here—and less open space … Continue reading The Old Neighborhood – 700 Block Arlington Street

Reaching September On Main Street

One of my favorite renditions is Willie Nelson singing September Song - - Oh, it's a long long while from May to December but the days grow short when you reach September....I'm sure you can't believe, nor can I, that June, July, and August are behind us. A summer not without blessings, but over-all, a … Continue reading Reaching September On Main Street

Tell Me I’m Not Wrong About The ‘Band of Brothers’ on Main Street

I tend to romanticize things on Main Street…..I offer no apology. This tendency explains how I came to believe there is a Band of Brothers changing the scene in historic downtown. I love meeting and writing about individuals from various walks of life and backgrounds investing their time and resources. It is these people saving … Continue reading Tell Me I’m Not Wrong About The ‘Band of Brothers’ on Main Street

Our Future With The Main Street Program Is In The Hands Of The ‘My Will Be Done’ Councilmen

When I read the erroneous remarks from the City Council meeting that keep declaring there is no difference between Main Street Accreditation and Affiliate, I repeat, there is a difference, dagnabbit!  An Affiliate status has resources that help new communities get started with this successful program, BUT, Accreditation comes along later when you submit the … Continue reading Our Future With The Main Street Program Is In The Hands Of The ‘My Will Be Done’ Councilmen

Investor, Jesse Gerstl – I’ve Seen the Super Man Cape He Wears

I often leave comments on the Concerned Citizens Facebook Page. Like all of us, the page has its good days and bad. Some comments have more clarity than others. I have no trouble making room for diverse opinions as long as they are well stated, no swearing or name-calling. I will admit that my reaction … Continue reading Investor, Jesse Gerstl – I’ve Seen the Super Man Cape He Wears