Progress Is Being Made

This morning I decided to take a ride up to Newfane. I thought my old town might be a good hunting ground for items on the list(s). I was right. Here we go!

Rolling out of my garage this morning, crack in concrete (guess I should get that fixed someday)
A whole bunch of things to be recycled
Coming out of our neighborhood, a flattened beverage can
Not quite a hand painted sign, but definitely hand lettered. Lettering is painting, right?
Cell tower on the hill
Public phone

Just a quick story to kind of relate those last two photos together. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, we lived in Newfane and owned a store there for 14 years. In all the time we lived there, we never had cell phone service (as is true in much of rural Vermont). So, that public phone in the parking lot across from our store was actually pretty popular. Right about the time we moved, that cell tower pictured above was finally put into service. So, I suspect that public phone probably doesn’t see much action any more. There was a fair amount of controversy with that tower going up; most people strongly in favor of course, but a vocal minority who opposed it because it’s supposed impact on the local scenery and concern about EM radiation.

Some interesting art work in front of the new Newfane Store (no, this isn’t ‘our’ store, it’s the one next to ours)
Stone curb
Weathered brick
Fork lift. I didn’t get my bike in this shot. I had to sneak behind the local farm stand, and I kept thinking someone was going to come out and yell at me for being there

All in all, Newfane did a pretty good job.

By the way, I couldn’t seem to find the Round Two challenge list anywhere. Did it disappear, or am I just not seeing it?

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

4 response to "Progress Is Being Made"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 17, 2021

    Good Work!
    The Public Phone and Cell Tower info is interesting — we are seeing more and more wind turbines here — they don’t do much to improve the views.

    I may have inadvertently deleted Round 2, I put it back and its about half way down Home page. Thanks for pointing that out.

    Good to see someone else has a natural stone curb!
    And the Lettered sign is fine — who knows, they used a small brush. 🙂

    • By: BobinVT Posted: June 18, 2021

      There’s lots of objections to wind turbines here as well. I personally find them rather majestic-looking, but I can certainly understand that some may find them unattractive.
      As to that curb, the entire street has stone curbs. And they are not old. That street was widened within the last 10 years.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 18, 2021

    Great finds Bob. YOUR town seems to have it all 😀.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: June 18, 2021

      I headed up that way mostly with the pay phone in mind. All the other stuff was a nice bonus.

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