The Jan 29th Crush Party was lightly attended, but I would have been surprised if it hadn't been. Roads were still icy from the storm of the day before. It was cold out, and many people have been sick with the flu going around.
Still, It was a good party with interesting conversations and new friends.
Elbert Bowler, The video camera guy from the Jan 22nd Conservation Commission meeting, kindly shot some photos with my camera while I was speaking. In regards to video taping incident at the Conservation Commission meeting, he said his interest was purely for historical reasons. The history of the mountain, the park, and where it's going into the future. The incident was a distraction from what he was trying to accomplish.
Elbert's not half bad with my camera. I suspect he has more years photography experienced than I've been alive. He got candid shots of me speaking, and I didn't even see it coming.
I'm not a great public speaker, but this is just a little Crush party with a dozen or so people, not an important City Council meeting with 2 people in the gallery. Fellow crushers Aaron, James, Jim, and Laurie were there to make this a group effort.
The topic of this months party was "Crush Groups". We talked about all the great things you can do with Groups in the Crush site, and Group administrators spoke about their Groups. I was pleased to hear from Maggie Bergin that the Friends of Pulaski are making progress in their plans to clear the vista at the park. Check out their blog.
Later I spoke with the very creative Rebecca Midgal about the artist community, as well as Thomas from the popular GreenHOLYOKE group. They both had many kind words to say about my Blog. We all agreed that clamshell packaging of products was annoyingly hard to open, and wasteful.
Chicopee City Council approves funding for some sewer projects - Chicopee has already spend about $120 million on separating sewers lines from storm drain pipes and upgrading wastewater treatment plants.
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