I hate how some of our area people talk discouragingly about life in the Mahoning Valley. We need to be reminded from time to time about all the things that make this area great. A few weeks ago I saw this story in the Warren Tribune about a visitor to Warren that couldn’t believe how kind the area was to him.
On a similar note a family that has just recently moved here and loves it couldn’t believe how area folks talk down about our valley. In the past the Elecpencil has declared that some of these families that settle here become our biggest advocates because they are looking at the area with fresh eyes. I love how some of these people really throw their spirit into making this a better community. These new pioneers become our biggest assets!
The family that just became new members of our community have set up a blog called, “A Shiny New Life in the Rust Belt” I think you’ll like the blog and I have added it to my blog roll. They are certainly a welcome addition to our section of the Rust Belt.
I’d also like you to check out a new blog I added called, “Margaret and Helen.” I think we are never to old to learn and we can all learn from our elders. These two ladies dispense a world of wisdom with plenty of humor. What more could you ask for? Well, maybe, someway you could help change the world without being Atlas and taking the whole planets problems physically on your back. I’ve got that for you with my always fresh Armchair Activist section. It only takes less than a minute to sign each call to action and you won’t feel exhausted from doing it and you’ll have made a difference in the world!
In my next post I will give our new Rust Belt Residents info they can use. I’m talking about where to shop, things to see, where to eat, etc. Send me your tips on favorite local pizza shops, best hardware stores, best plumber, electrician, furniture store, best recreational sites, things not to miss and places and services to aid our newbies. I’m counting on all of you so don’t make me do this alone.
We are a community which means “common unity” and we are always better together.
Jack Johnson sings it: Better When We’re Together
A home is not a place, it is a people. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold