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Out to dinner

James’ birthday dinner was delayed by the kerfuffle over the County land swap.
We are making up for it tonight.
The cover of James’ calendar for this year.
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Bird on a Glass

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The glass on which James’ bird has been printed arrived today. We had to meet the truck because the driver was afraid to enter the neighborhood. Now, the create is in the trunk of our car, waiting to be transported to the road house where we have all the tools to actually open the crate.
Preliminary glimpses of the image look good.
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This is where the picture window is slated to be installed.
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Donna’s Show

application Donna Born Drake was invited to exhibit her paintings in a retrospective exhibition at the Baron Gallery of the Oberlin College Art Department in Oberlin, Ohio.
Guest artists included her granddaughter Jennifer Schafer, a photographer, and her grandson Henry Zhang, an elementary student exhibiting his drawings.
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SLEAT report

Dear Friends of SLEAT:

Lest you think I’ve been silent for over three weeks because of some great distressing event, let me assure you it was just a matter of spilling a little beer on my lap top with the SLEAT addresses that sent the machine back to the Apple shop. Hurricane Matthew had put the local techs temporarily out of commission.

In the mean time, we’ve had a tremendous turnout for the election in Glynn County (76.9%) by our registered voters and I am pleased to report the Puddy was not employed. So, now we can continue to dog the Glynn County Commission unfettered. Upcoming issues are the giving away of three acres of high land along the Altamaha Canal to expand an intrusive dead storage facility and surface mining in the old Altama Plantation tract (ZM 3370) to be heard by the Mainland Planning Commission on Dec.6th.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced an intent to revise storm water management regulations for industrial installations.
http://epd.georgia.gov/npdes-industrial-storm-water-general-permits
It would be good if more frequent testing of the effluent for water quality were initiated. Also good would be a reconsideration of protecting only receiving waters that are already “impaired.” Imagine if industrial sites were part of the general clean-up process!

As you may have heard, development in Glynn County is being slowed by the failure to replace departed staff in a timely manner. But, even closer attention will be required, since over-worked people are more likely to make mistakes.
Oddly enough, a plea from Wild Cumberland (http://wildcumberland.org) answers a question about what happened to the Glynn County Head of Planning and Zoning. Eric Landon seems to have moved on to Camden County and is now overseeing a residential subdivision on Cumberland Island. Seems like the last wild places on the Georgia Coast are attracting trophy hunters as if they were lions or rhinos.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Matthew and subsequent king tides have taken a bite out of the Sea Island Spit. The old borrow pit now has a sand beach.
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Perhaps under new ownership the Sea Island Resort will do better with maintenance and repairs. Dumping concrete rubble doesn’t cut it.
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Hannah

Today’s LTE

“Control” is a euphemism. As the pest control people know, what it refers to is extermination, eradication, killing. That’s why many people are upset by the official promotion of population control and birth control. While they may be OK with the state executing crooks, calling it “capital punishment” makes it sound not so bad.
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