Community News Feb 13, 2012
Charlie Sternwiess, President and Chief Teller of the Sycamore Savings Bank, would like to remind the public that the boardroom is available for meetings, free of charge to local residents. He states that he has offered this free service for several years and no one has taken advantage of the offer.
Oris Hocket would like to organize a town bird count in time for the 2012 spring warbler migration and requests that any interested parties please contact him. He stresses that while experienced birders are always needed, novices are welcome, and wishes to make certain the public understands that the count will not be a safari, therefore firearms will be prohibited. Mr. Hocket reminds all residents that killing any migratory songbird carries a stiff penalty.
The Crawdad Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7pm. The theme of the meeting will be “Buccaneers” and all men attending the meeting are required to dress appropriately and conduct themselves in a pirate-like fashion. Rum and ale will be provided and buxom wenches will be available for conversation and sea shanties from 8-10.
Several citizens have complained that the growing numbers of Canada Geese at Sycamore Park are becoming a nuisance. According to numerous reports, the geese are aggressive and have soiled the grounds to the extent that strolling through the park is similar to “negotiating a minefield.” Mr. Keen has offered the services of his dog, Ponder, with whom everyone is familiar, stating that he could easily be trained to harass the geese so that they leave. After the incident last year in which a goose attacked a young girl walking her dog, public sentiment against the despicable waterfowl has risen and several geese have been reported missing, though Happy Fohl, owner of local eatery Sotty Hoff’s, states that it is merely coincidental that he has recently offered roast goose on the menu. When asked to reveal his source for the geese, Happy declined to comment.