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BJ Fox: The Fox's Den, July 15

Posted: July 14, 2014 - 2:54pm
BJ FOX PHOTO   Greenbrier Fire Chief Cody Fulmer sets a fine example by smiling as he finishes giving his pint of blood to the Red Cross blood drive this week.
BJ FOX PHOTO Greenbrier Fire Chief Cody Fulmer sets a fine example by smiling as he finishes giving his pint of blood to the Red Cross blood drive this week.

Step into my den, pull up a comfy chair and a cup of tea and let’s chat.

I cannot believe that our summer is half over already! In fact, school is starting in the Greenbrier schools exactly one month from now. Parents are in that yearly busy time of buying school supplies, checking health records and checking to see what clothes still fit and what to replace for the start of school. If you can buy early and stay in Greenbrier, you can save money, because many of our local merchants are matching prices and are sometimes even lower.

I’m told that the new Walmart Neighborhood Market is pushing to open for the start of school too. From the looks of it, they might just make it; but they still have a lot of landscaping and paving work to do.

The new Baptist Health Center (next to McDonald’s) is on a fast track too. Their workers are putting in long days and even worked on some Sundays and Mother’s Day!

I had the great pleasure this week of attending a dress rehearsal of “Arsenic and Old Lace” and taking plenty of photographs. Until you have attended one of Conway Dinner Theater’s dinner/play productions, you can’t imagine what a great mass of local talent we have right here in our midst. Their theater is a little hard to find, kind of like going to a speak-easy (if any of you are old enough to remember that). The door on the side of the building is really the entrance to the theater, up five steps and you enter stage right to a wonderful revamped hall into a stage and tables set up for dinner. There is not a bad seat in the house, and the theater is small and intimate so you can really feel up close and personal with the action on stage.

The dinner is served quickly and on time and this year they are serving the Brewster sisters’ own pot roast recipe, mashed potatoes and green beans. Dessert is always served at intermission and is the specialty of the Brewster house — Lady Baltimore Cake. This Friday is opening night with dinner and theater. If you just want to see the show, there are only two show-only dates: July 19 and Aug. 1. Not only will your tummy feel good, but you come away laughing at this farcical comedy. Make a point of ordering tickets online soon as they usually sell out quickly. Go to www.faulkneracademyofarts.org or call 501-339-7401.

I visited the blood-mobile this week set up by the Red Cross and found our fire chief, Cody Fulmer, setting a good example. The nurses reported they met their quota that day with more than 20 pints from Greenbrier. If you are able to give, it’s a good thing to get on a schedule of about three times per year. It’s painless and the need is great.

Be sure to see my many photographs online at www.spotted.thecabin.net and send your comments.

’Til next time...

Please send Greenbrier news, questions, comments, or suggestions to BJ Fox at bjfox2005@windstream.net or call 501-679-3690.

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