Sunday, May 3, 2015

Insight - The flood gates have opened and we're heading outside - By Michelle Libby

I think we have turned a weather corner. Never mind the hail last week, I see flowers in my garden and people have come out of the woodwork to jog on the roads, ride motorcycles and have celebrations.
Proms are right around the corner and safety is on the minds of most parents. Making sure the prom-goers make it to and from safely and that any after parties that are held are chem free. 

On Monday night, the town threw a celebration retirement party for Chief Lewsen as he prepares to hand over the reins to Chief Kevin Schofield. Most of the town officials stopped by to celebrate a job well done. 

On Saturday, the Windham Primary School Playground will have a re-opening party to celebrate the new equipment, a bench dedicated to a former teacher and a covered sandbox built as an Eagle Project by Josh Libby. 

Students are finishing up their year-long projects and seniors are finishing up their volunteer hours before graduation and declaring which school they want to attend.  Manchester School held its Community Day and Windham Middle School students will soon be heading outside for physical education. 

Spring is a wonderful time of year for shaking off the stale winter air and get moving. I’ve notice more posts about exercise on Facebook and I’ve opened my windows to get rid of the lingering germs.
In a few weeks the college kids will return for the summer and their internships and jobs that will give them money for next school year. 

The ice cream shops have opened their doors, like The Ice Cream Dugout in Windham and The Mosquito in Raymond. How can we resist the temptation to stop even though it’s only 60 degrees outside?
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve started planning my camping trips. I can’t wait to go swimming and boating at camp. Sitting around the campfire at night talking in hushed tones with my family, seems like the perfect kind of day. 

Has anyone opened his or her pool yet? It’s a little early, but I can’t wait to see the pictures of the ice blue water with the sun reflecting off its surface. 

We really are lucky to live where we do. We are lucky that we have a snowy winter, so we can appreciate the spring and a muddy spring, so we can truly appreciate the summer. 

Take a few minutes to see the green grass that has sprouted and feel the sun on your face. It’s the beginning.