March 29, 2016
Getting Ready For Great Things: the Renovations Continue - or - Don't Tell Ed the List Is Long
Posted by: Nancy Skee
I am so excited that my sister Jo and my brother-in-law Ed are making the drive out from Indiana to come out for a visit. I've been anticipating this like my six-year-old self would have been waiting for Peeps at Easter or gifts at Christmas. As I've reported before, in the evenings we laugh and talk and drink and laugh and eat and talk and laugh, and I feel revived and renewed for having spent time with them.
The other part I love is that they help me do all my work. I figured out that if I make a list of things that need to be done all I have to say is, "Oh, I had a few things...." and Ed will get his work clothes and tools unpacked. He's like a plow horse in planting' season and I can usually pay him off with a couple of drinks and dinner at Mosby's. It's a win-win-win situation: Jo and I work and hang out together, Ed does the big stuff, and we get to eat wings. What's not to love (from my end of it, anyway!!)?
So what's with all this sprucing-up? We are getting ready for spring and summer and some great things that are going to be happening in Mount Joy and on Main Street! Are you ready for a sneak peak at just a few of the upcoming events? Details will follow in subsequent blogs. Here we go:
- A new Italian restaurant is opening practically across the street from the Inn at the old Pub Dunegal location. Should be ready some time in April if everything goes as planned and will be called Rosie's Tavola. (I learned that "tavola" means "table" in Italian). They'll have indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar area. Our little town has some great restaurant offerings. Can't-a wait-a to have-a some pasta!
- Mark your calendars for May 15! Olde Square Inn is going to be one of the featured homes in Mount Joy's Home and Garden Tour benefitting the Mount Joy Historical Society. I am so looking forward to this I can hardly stand myself. There will be five unique homes on the tour and every one will feature local business at each location: a gourmet chef with delicious food samples, beautiful touches by interior designers, and floral arrangements by garden clubs and retailers. Click on the link above to get tickets, and click on reservations to book your room at the Inn for May 14!
- In August Mount Joy Main Street is doing a Guiness Balloon Toss. When I first heard about it, I thought it was balloons filled with beer which would have been quite unusual, but I couldn't figure out why you'd throw beer balloons around. However, it's the other Guiness that's involved - it's a shot at breaking the Guiness Book of World Records for the most people tossing water balloons at the same time on a hot summer's day. There can, however, be beer involved at some point during the weekend if you so choose.
- Mount Joy's Main Street was nominated to be in America's Main Street contest. According to the site "The goal of the America's Main Streets contest is to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of these Main Streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. Please help us by nominating and telling us about a deserving Main Street. The winning Main Street will receive $25,000 in cash and related prizes to help revitalize that Main Street." You can help us by voting right here!
I am energized just thinking about all these fun things coming up, aren't you? Hope you had a great Easter weekend and lovely spring break; I had an awesome time with my kids and grandkids, and now the fun just keeps on keepin' on. Come out and visit us soon!