Monday, May 27, 2013
As I’m writing this update, my eyes keep straying to the office window. Not the one overlooking Pumphouse 3 (though it is a particularly fetching shade of blue), but the one overlooking the entrance to the Town Office. There’s a willow* tree between the office and the Church, and it is covered with light green leaves. I’m fairly certain they were just buds on Friday, but over the weekend they burst forth into baby-leaves.
I don’t want to jinx anything, but I feel pretty confident in saying Spring has finally come to Faro. Thank goodness! I don’t know about you, but I was pretty tired of all the snow.
The Interpretive Centre officially opened on the 15th. Sabine and Joseph are over there every day, so pop in to say “Hi” and check out the renovations that were done over the winter.
Our new gardener, Ryan, and our assistant gardener, Dave, are hard at work, getting the plants ready for Town Planting Day, which is scheduled for June 15. Of course, we’re also looking at scheduling Town Clean-up Day, which was postponed from April 27 because of the snow that would not end. Posters will go up around town for both these events, and I’ll update the Town’s Facebook page as well.
The pool opened on May 17, much to the delight of Faroites both young and old. Melanie, our pool coordinator, was teaching Bronze Medallion over the past weekend. We’re very glad to welcome her to Faro, and hope she’s enjoying her time here.
We’re getting close to the end of the school year. Our one lone graduate will be taking the stage very soon, and then we’ll be into summer. We have four student positions posted with Public Works, and one with the Rec Centre – get those resumes in by June 4, students!
So, congratulations to Faro for making it through the winter! Enjoy these quick days of Spring as we hurry toward Summer!
*I think it’s a willow? Three and half years in the Yukon, and I’m still dreadful at plants/trees/nature.