We know that Blackwood is a special place. When I interview people for A Blackwood Profile, I always ask them why they moved here, and the answers are fascinating. Some just happened to stumble into our unique area by accident, others already knew someone here and decided to join them, others just loved the place and didn’t want to leave.

This issue of the Times once again highlights the richness of Blackwoodian life. Against a backdrop of brilliant autumn colours, we’ve enjoyed Murder Mysteries at the Chapel, an ultra-marathon passing through town, a medieval re-enactment and reminisces of three generations of residents, amongst many other events and activities.

A couple of important AGMs are going to take place in July. Progress is calling for new members to strengthen the team that does a lot to support many activities that take place around town. The Blackwood Emergency Resilience Group is also calling for new members to help prepare us for possible emergencies.

We would like to reinstate The Blackwood Times goes to… I remember great photos of Blackwoodians holding the Times next to the leaning tower of Pisa, the Toronto Air Show, the Parthenon in Athens, and on top of a mountain glacier in New Zealand to name a few. So, send in your photos of your travels with the Times, and include a caption.

A special shout out and thanks to Paul Kukiel, the tech-savvy member of our team, and to Alison Acevedo, our capable graphic designer.

I hope you have a good supply of wood to enjoy what looks like being a cold winter!

~ Jeanne – Editor for this issue

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