It’s time to focus on the nice events in Scituate

It’s time to focus on the nice events in Scituate

It’s often difficult to live in Scituate these days. The atmosphere has been trying and wearing and far too contentious, but it is not time to give up. There are good things in our midst, you just have to be sure to see them and be sure to get involved in those events that embody the true spirit of this town.

One of these (and I hope you didn’t miss it!) was the traditional turkey supper which the Trinity Episcopal Church once again hosted on Sunday of the Scituate Art Festival. This is a wonderful event which could only happen with such a coordinated and dedicated team of volunteers. It was truly a gathering for community and friends. The organization and cordial service were outstanding and the food was even more delicious than ever. A heartfelt “thank you” to all who provided us with this fine opportunity to experience the real spirit of Scituate once again.

It is my hope that the “Reading Across Scituate” presentation to be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Scituate Public Library will offer another positive opportunity for this town to come together. We will be discussing Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World - And Won! by David W. Moore. This is a fascinating book which will convince you that democracy really does work if people stand together to defend what matters in their town.

If you haven’t read the book yet, go to the North Scituate Library to see if there’s a copy available. (It’s a “quick read” so you still have time.) If not, read the review which is at the library.

But whether you read it or not before Oct. 25, please join your neighbors and friends and the author, David W. Moore, who will be here from Durham, N.H. to join me in the presentation and discussion of his book. Hopefully, you will be convinced that good things really can – and do – happen when good people participate.

Please call the North Scituate Library at 647-5133 to register. (It will be helpful to know how many people will be attending). David Moore will have books for purchase and will be available to sign your copies.

Ruth Strach