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.
...the Christmas spirit, that is. Ever since before Thanksgiving I have slowly turned into an old grouch. All the hubbub of shopping, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the shouts of "hurry for those last-minute gifts" really turns me off.
My sweetheart wife addressed all our Christmas cards this year and I thank her. On the other hand she spends much more time than necessary baking cookies, decorating, wrapping gifts, and planning meals.
My thanks to the folks at Emmanuel Community United Methodist church for putting on a spectacular fireworks display on Christmas Eve.
Neighbors from blocks around converged on the Thomas Jefferson School soccer field to watch a brilliant display of Bartalotta fireworks.