Friday, September 17, 2010

Next to Last Official Day of BOTBM 2010!

It seems like just a couple of weeks ago that we were building the stage and getting things all lined up for Bounty of the Barrens Market 2010, but now we are about to wind it down. But still, it looks like it is going to be a glorious day on Saturday and there will be lots of reasons for you to come on down to our place behind BB&T starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

While some of the vendors have sold out of their products, you will still find a lot of great stuff at the market. Baked goods, honey, pork, beef, chickens, watermelons, craft items, sweet potatoes, eggs, and all manner of other great local products will be there awaiting you. The music will be unusual this Saturday too as we will be getting a demonstration of ballroom dancing!!

Come on down to the market and have some breakfast, stock up your kitchen, and learn to cut a rug. What else could you hope for on a beautiful Saturday morning in Glasgow?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Patriot Day at Bounty of the Barrens Market

Even though the official season for Bounty of the Barrens Market is winding down, and even though it might be a bit wet, tomorrow is still going to present plenty of reasons for you to come out and join your friends and neighbors. After a few weeks of no live local music, the sweet sounds of Derek Oldenkamp's brass quintet will fill the air starting around 8:00 in the morning.

The air will also carry the delicious aroma of sausage and biscuits and gravy by the Tubbs Family Farm folks. There will be coffee from the St. Andrews Episcopal Church team, and the usual rich palette of local foods that you have come to expect at the market. Rain or shine, come on down to be a part of the river of life in Glasgow. The season is winding down, so don't miss a minute of it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We Want Our Square Back!

For the last few months the Sustainable Glasgow team, supported by the fine folks at BITS, has been putting together the above proposal for a revitalization of Glasgow's Square. Our plan is to emphasize the Square as the nucleus of our community and the layout proposed above intends to return the Square to a pedestrian commons area and increase the available parking while attempting to make it easier for vehicular traffic to get where they are going with much less danger and aggravation to the pedestrian traffic.

This layout nets about fifteen new parking places and it establishes some wider sidewalks and public spaces where park benches, water fountains, art, and other spaces where people-based activities can be promoted. These plans have now been shared with most of the businesses around the Square and they have also been discussed with City Government and with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Now it is up to you. If you like this plan, please let it be known to your elected representatives. If you do not like it and have alternative suggestions, please let us know. Clearly, this project will not move forward without broad community support - that is exactly what we were told by the Transportation Cabinet folks.

We plan on sharing the comments we get with everyone on this site, so keep coming back to see what we are hearing. The comments will be copied here under the "comments" link below this post.