Catching Up

November 19, 2007 at 12:25 pm 2 comments

The last several days have caused the editorial cabal of the Belmont Front Porch to get behind in their filed stories and experiences.


The nice weekend allowed many of us to get caught up with yard work – props to the great students from Belmont Abbey College for neighborhood assistance with leaf raking and bagging. That was a great help, espcially for older citizens.   

Speaking of bagging leaves — you can push leaves to the curb and the City of Belmont does still do a leaf cleanup, ususally every couple of weeks generally a couple of days after the trash and recycle pickups. For example, a Monday trash day would mean a Wednesday leaf vacuum on alternating weeks. Tuesdays = Thursday leaf removal, etc.

However, you are encouraged to mulch your leaves and develop a composting pile. The compost really helps the gardens and yards in this area of hard, red, clay soil.

There are several neighbors who actually drive around and pick up bagged leaves to use in their own compost piles or as mulch in their gardens. Again, a great neighborly way to keep the recycling process going in this fine community.  

Congratulations to the SPHS football team – they keep winning. The wild, cold night on Friday was fun. 70-31 outcome, another step in the playoff picture. This coming Friday is against TC Roberson, known more for their soccer program than for football, but that is the way the cookies crumble.

Speaking of soccer — Lake Norman High School finished their second undefeated season with a wild final against Wilson Fike in Raleigh this past Saturday, winning 4-2. The team that being our Raiders in the first round lost to Charlotte Catholic 6-0 in the second round. Catholic lost to Lake Norman 3-0 in the Regional final last week.

We have stories coming up about the All-conference selections for soccer. The Abbey’s fall sports, and MS sports reports. We are keeping an eye on the construction projects around town — Like the opening of the new Lowe’s and the hotel.

We were also saddened by the loss of a community leader in Jon Closson last week. Jon is the husband of Keep Belmont Beautiful director, Judy Closson. He was active in Habitat for Humanity and was often seen on roofing and insulation days at various projects in Belmont, Mt. Holly and Gastonia. Jon was an executive with Watson Insurance in Gastonia and was a good neighbor in Belmont. We will miss his presence in our lives.   



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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Guest  |  November 21, 2007 at 11:54 am

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A cabal is a number of people united in some close design, usually to promote their private views and interests in a church, state, or other community by intrigue. Cabals are sometimes secret organizations composed of a few designing persons, and at other times are manifestations of emergent behavior in society or governance on the part of a community of persons who have well established public affiliation or kinship. The term can also be used to refer to the designs of such persons or to the practical consequences of their emergent behavior, and also holds a general meaning of intrigue and conspiracy. Its usage carries strong connotations of shadowy corners, back rooms and insidious influence; a cabal is more evil and selective than, say, a faction, which is simply selfish. Because of this negative connotation, few organizations use the term to refer to themselves or their internal subdivisions. Among the exceptions is Discordianism, in which the term is used to refer to an identifiable group within the Discordian tradition.


  • 2. belmontfrontporch  |  November 21, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    Well, you have proven that you can copy and paste from a wiki-article.

    The front porch can be pretty shadowy, especially since the time change — it gets dark earlier and earlier.

    It is definitely selective, because we tend to push people off the front porch when they get rude…

    glad you liked our chosen word of the day…


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