Mother Nature certainly has a
sense of humor, doesn't she? I'm a hearty New Englander but this is getting
ridiculous. The thing that's most disruptive is the constant rescheduling of
every single thing in the calendar, both big and small. We need to add an extra
day per week to make up for all this time!
Perhaps most troublesome is
the strain this type of weather, and all its logistical headaches, brings to
the retail community of our small town. With parking bans for snow removal and
unsafe conditions to simply be outside, our local merchants are feeling the
pinch. My March newsletter address to the membership is simply this: PLEASE
REMEMBER OUR WINCHESTER MERCHANTS AND DO YOUR BEST TO SHOP LOCAL WITH EVERY
OPPORTUNITY. Let's help make up some of the deficit from this winter by making
the spring a banner season for our business owners.
I can't think of a better way
to beat the winter blues than by pulling together as a community and lifting
each other up with support.
Stay warm, folks!