OPINION

Exciting new development: Word in the Streets

Don't worry - the original windows are being resurfaced and will be returned soon. Photo: John Snelling

Don't worry - the original windows are being resurfaced and will be returned soon. Photo: John Snelling

Boorowa really has a positive buzz, with new homes being built, a tract of land purchased on the edge of town, with, I believe, residential subdivision on the radar, and there are other developments under way.

I refer to the equestrian pavilion being erected at the Showground that has the potential to attract events like the carriage driving held recently.

The carriage drivers are returning in October for another significant event on their calendar.

The Showground has the potential to attract many events offering camping facilities and a venue with the ability to offer varied opportunities to stage a wide variety of functions, exhibitions or celebrations. In light of the ability to attract more people to Boorowa, accommodation is an issue, so it is a positive to see work commence on the new motel planned for the Courthouse Hotel block.

Twenty rooms I believe will encourage people to visit and spend some time in the town and district. It is nice when a town provides a variety of eating options, of which the town offers a wide choice. The Model Store building of 1919 is currently being refurbished retaining its original character.

I believe the idea is to establish a quality restaurant and reception facility there. People may be alarmed to think the windows have been removed to be replaced. Apparently the original windows have been removed to be restored, I think the term is 'resurfaced'. The boards will be removed and original windows returned. Take into consideration the Wind Farm development and the flow on effect of that, with all this happening, is it any wonder Boorowa and District people can wander around bearing an air of confidence.

WITS

At last week's Business Chamber general meeting, the issue of getting news and information out to the eastern region of the Hilltops region was pointed out. Their mail mainly comes from Crookwell and Cowra. Coverage of radio through 2LF is non-existent, also some places in the town. Boorowa and district is the only centre in the 2LF listening area without FM booster service to help coverage.

Surely 2LF could look into giving this district a boost. I can only see Boorowa growing and 2LF should be looking at reaching as big an audience as possible.

WITS

Our sixth placed "Stella Award' comes from an unbelievable court decision handed down in US. Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accords. Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbour's hubcaps.

Next week on to number five, and the decisions only get more unbelievable and bizarre.

WITS

On this day in 1843 William Wordsworth was appointed Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria. Probably Wordsworth's most famous poem:

"Wandered lonely as a cloud, That floats on high o'er vales and hills. When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils."

Commonly known as 'Daffodils', Wordsworth was inspired to write it on encountering a long belt of daffodils whilst walking.

WITS

Also on this day in 1909, Robert Peary and companion, Matthew Henson, reached the North Pole. It was in 1911 that Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. Yesterday they were opening up the world, tomorrow the far reaches of space.