I have lived in the Falls since 1968. My great-great grandfather was one of the village founders. I have served the community in multiple ways: Firefighter, various boards and commissions and for many years was president of the Falls Cable Access Corp. Currently I own, and am active in, a restaurant equipment manufacturing company.
Early this morning a group of young people between 14 and 21 assembled at the school across from my house. They brought with them drums and all of the percussion trappings needed for a drum and bugle corps.
They used the school as a rehearsal site for the holiday parade. At about 9 a.m. they began to practice their routines. They practiced and practiced all day until midafternoon.
For the first time since it's beginning, I'm going to be out of town for Falls Fest. It is always such a pleasure to meet old friends and acquaintances while volunteering in the ticket booth.
Meg and I are instead motoring down to the Atlanta area to visit one of my sons and his family. It is fixin' to be the hottest weekend of the summer, but I hope to be riding in air conditioned comfort in my car.
Our government has been unable to stop waves of people crossing our borders without going through checkpoints that they created. Even though one after another law pertaining to immigration and visas for visitors have been enacted, enforcement has been elusive at best.
Our government has passed these regulations, but neglects to act when lawbreakers openly defy the rules. One of our united states wishes to enforce the law. Our government disagrees and has stopped the Arizona law. Now there are several other states wishing to enact a similar bit of legislation.