By Rose Reed
As I watched The Weather Channel on Monday evening, I was pleasantly surprised to see my neighbor, Bob Ryan, reporting live from Washington, D.C. He said that if we have one more inch of snow this year, it would officially be the snowiest winter in more than a hundred years. By the time you read this, that record will be set.
These snowstorms have shown me, yet again, that I have terrific neighbors. Living in Castleton, I take “Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself” literally; I have the greatest neighbors in the world. Whenever there is any type of crisis, everyone pitches in and helps each other out.
Though Castleton is a beautiful place to live amid nature, we all have seen how harsh nature can be sometimes. Yet that is the price we pay to live here, and so we all help each other. Many hours of hard work moving snow have been put in. It’s awesome and much appreciated for the safety and well-being of all.
After last weekend’s storm, Midnight Lane resident Kelly Bennett said: “I think our road crews did an incredible job of dealing with this monstrous storm and we are very appreciative of their hard work and effort. Thumbs up to Allegheny Power for quickly getting our power back on after a brief outage on Saturday night.”
“I am totally amazed at how much snow we have received this year,” said Lois Nugent. “Hopefully, it will kill the irritating insects in the ground so that the insects won’t bother us in the summer. Supposedly, the snow decreases the amount of unwanted bugs, such as ticks, fleas, etc. It just makes me look forward to spring next month!”
The Castleton Theatre has rescheduled the much- anticipated performance of “Aesop’s Fables for Orchestra and Narrator” and “Peter and the Wolf” postponed by bad weather. Tickets are now on sale for the rescheduled shows on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 and 6 p.m. Although Jamie Bernstein was unfortunately unable to reschedule as narrator, our very own Dietlinde Turban-Maazel has stepped in. It’s going to be a wonderful treat. The 3 p.m. show offers tickets at the family price of $25 for adults and $15 for students. All tickets for the 6 p.m. show are $30. Call 540-937-4969 for more details.
Meantime, on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m., Theatre House offers a film and accompaniement by the instrumental ensemble Hesperus, which will be playing music from the American Civil War era on instruments that were prevalent at the time. The music serves as a soundtrack for Buster Keaton’s silent movie, ‟The General.” It should be a performance like none seen or heard before! Please call the box office at 540-937-4969 to take advantage of a special family offer: buy two adult tickets and get two student tickets free.
Valentine’s open house
I hope everyone will try to make it out to American Image Salon’s Valentine’s Open House on Friday. By then, the snow should have cleared out and the Open House will stay on schedule. If you have any questions about the possibility of having to reschedule due to weather, please call the salon at 540-675-3600. Sherri and I look forward to seeing you all there. It will be a nice Valentine’s Day treat to get out and enjoy a makeover, now that we’ve all had our (snow-related) workouts!