Grapevine by Rosalyn Queen Alonso

Once again the Grand Performance Series of the Cultural Foundation was a resounding success.  A concert, Cherish The Ladies , was presented  last week at the Robert C. Byrd Theatre and the group played to a full house.  The program of music presented by these five ladies was certainly a piece of Ireland.  Some of the presentations featured Irish dancers and others had a young vocalist.  Each of the ladies played an instrument and they were all quite accomplished musicians.  Once again, I applaud the Cultural Foundation for bringing such a wonderful group here to our area.  Everyone should be in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day now.  The membership for the Foundation will be coming up soon and I urge each of you to join this group. Your support will enable them to continue furnishing our area with quality cultural programs.

By the way, as we entered the parking lot at RCB School, it was nearly packed.  It just so happened that there was a basketball game going on.  This facility was able to handle both events perfectly.  It made me feel so good to know that we are really utilizing our facilities to the max.

If you are looking for a unique gift or a decoration for your home, stop by the new About You Shop located on Main Street in Bridgeport.  They had their grand opening this past week and it was an experience just to look at all the items featured in the store.  It is also doing monogramming and you can get something of yours monogrammed or purchase an item there for monogramming. For something special, make this shop a place you frequent often. There are gifts for men and women, as well as items for children and for your home.

This week we will go on Daylight Savings Time.  Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour. I have never decided if this is good or not, but really it just doesn’t seem to bother me and I love the idea of more daylight at night.

Do not get caught short, because it will be garden time before we know it. If you have never tried getting your plants from your own seeds, this would be a good year to try.  If you start now, they will be ready to set out after the frost is gone. Just make sure you have a warm sunny place to put the plants so that they will survive. If you have success, this really is much cheaper than buying plants at the local nurseries, but then again you have to know what you are doing.

Remember to get in the freezer and start using those packets of Swiss Chard that we put away last fall … it is  great for minestra on these cold days.  It also makes a great meatless dinner for this Lenten season.  Hope you are fulfilling your Lenten promises and if not, start over again.  It is never too late to be a good person!

Keep in touch and and until next week “Now You Have Heard It Through The Grapevine.”