News From the Brownsville Bailiwick & Beyond

            Stone Soup is in its third year now and the lunch crowd is growing. Every Thursday lunch is served at noon: homemade soups, salads, bread and dessert for a donation of $3.00. Of course, other donations are appreciated as this program helps support the community center itself. Now there are workshops being offered each first and third Thursday after lunch. On July 18 there will be a person from Legal Aid discussing trusts and reverse mortgages. Good information for all of us.

            The Brownsville Farmer's Market is doing well. They had live music last weekend and plan to have more on the first Saturday of each month. They are hoping to start a Bingo game each Saturday, too. Activities are planned for kids, there is a great hot lunch, and vendors with interesting items. Now that summer is upon us, more produce will be coming in so come join the fun.

            Yeah! Gold Eagle Market rebuild has started. It’s going to be great to watch the building take shape. Also, the cell tower must be getting close to being completed. The construction workers haven’t been out on Willow Glen. Frenchtown Road, Oregon Hill, and Frenchtown Dobbins all got a nice new repave. Things have been hoppin’ in Brownsville and beyond.

            Thank you to the Foothill Volunteer Firefighters Association for the spectacular Independence Day Celebration. The BBQ, raffle, Kids Muster and fireworks made the day extra special. Thank you also to all those donated time, raffle prizes and fireworks.

            The Brownsville Mercantile is under new management and they have added some nice changes. Fresh cut flowers are available for order, you can get cold beverages, frozen quiche, ice cream bars, and snacks. There is still a room or two that are being reorganized and renewed, but they are open for business so stop in, say hello and peruse each of the nine rooms. You’re sure to find a treasure.

            Oops! In our last column we mentioned that Loretta will be at Books & More with her fabulous soups starting on Saturday, July 6. But what we failed to mention was that she will be there the first Saturday of each month, starting on July 6. Loretta’s soup is not to be missed.

            Don't forget the classic car rally at the Chestnut Grove this Saturday. Come help support Autism Speaks and have a great day. There is a good raffle, food and some beautiful cars to look at.

            Look Back in Time – In 1910 A. H. Ermatinger took a load of lumber to Honcot and hauled a load of hay for Ruff & Ermatinger's logging camp at Scales (hauling stuff up and down the hill just like today).

            Hope to see you in Brownsville soon.    Christine and Yvonne

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