Indoors or out, no one relaxes

In March, that month of wind and taxes

The wind will presently disappear

The taxes last us all the year

-- Ogden Nash

March certainly arrived like the proverbial lion. I awoke this morning to find tornado warnings on my cell phone. I was to take cover until 6:30 a.m. I was undercover (s) and dreaming a muddled dream that contained sirens and loud noises. Thankfully, I did not wake up in the land of Oz!

We undoubtedly have more wintry blasts to come, but it is a sure sign of spring when the members of the Silver Lake Garden Club Festival Committee begin planning the annual Silver Lake Festival. On July 15, Silver Lake Park will be turned into The Land of Make Believe.

The Silver Lake Historical Society is hosting a talk on March 9 at 7 p.m. at The Church in Silver Lake. Jerri Holland will tell tales of the Seneca Tribe and family stories of Chief Wagmong. The Seneca tribe included 500 people who lived between the Cuyahoga River and the shores of Silver Lake. A wood sculpture depicting Chief Wagmong stands in the recreation area by Village Hall. Local artist Joe Fronaphel donated it to the village. It would be a wonderful opportunity to bring your children to hear some history of the place we call home.

In my almost 12 years on Village Council, it is always interesting to see what issues will spur villagers to attend council meetings (which occur at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month. If Monday is a legal holiday, council meets on Tuesday night). Deer and gas wells are two such issues. Forty people were present on Feb. 21. Villagers are always welcome at meetings and are encouraged to voice their opinions, but, the majority of our meetings are attended by Council, the Mayor and Department Heads, Bob Heydorn, Solicitor, Phil Keren of the Cuyahoga Falls News Press and Gary Kinsey. Gary is a long-time resident whose love for the village is known to many. His faithful attendance at all Council meetings is truly remarkable and truly appreciated. Thank you, Gary, for all that you do.