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Wahl to Wall: Make the fog go away, please

Fortunately, Mother Nature’s dour attitude about things didn’t dampen the Enterprise Winterfest celebration.

Published on December 13, 2017 8:54AM


I’m not normally impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorders but the fog, clouds and general dreariness the past few days has really played on my psyche. Even with a quick trip to Lewiston seeking sunshine, I was in tough shape by Monday night.

In addition, the mind-numbing cold that came with it was difficult to escape. It’s been a while since I remember feeling that cold –– although the air temperature was in the 20s most of the time.

Fortunately, Mother Nature’s dour attitude about things didn’t dampen the Enterprise Winterfest celebration. The warming barrels were a welcome attraction this year.

What the Wonderland Pop Up Market lost in size it made up in quality. Kudos to everyone involved in that endeavor.

I had never sampled “chestnuts roasted on an open fire” before. I will probably not do that again. I think it must be an acquired taste.

Watching the wee ones interface with Santa was a blast. There are always a few who seem to think they are being abandoned into a snake pit rather than Santa’s lap.

We spent some time listening to the karaoke performers sing Christmas carols and finished Saturday with the parade.

We are on the waning end of Christmas events for 2017 and, for that matter, the entire year. This is the season we begin thinking about the top 10 news stories for the past 12 months.

That feature will likely publish in the Jan. 3, 2018, edition. It’s always a highlight for me to work on compiling the story. We’ve had quite a newsy 2017 judging from early research.

We have listed our selections and asked folks to help rank them on Facebook. Check it out and let us know what you think.



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