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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fort Thomas News - Week of November 1

Some random observations and mentions of Fort Thomas around the internet:

1. What did everyone think about mid-afternoon trick or treating?  In my opinion it just wasn't the same.  I enjoyed the fact that I could get the kids to bed at a reasonable time but trick or treating with the sun up just didn't feel right.
2. The recent strong storms that blew through during the last week in October was captured by a local resident on the CNN iReport and amazingly has over 12,000 views.  Not sure why so many people care about a seemingly benign storm that blew through our community.

3. Found a great blog devoted to Cincinnati area history and a good post related to the story of an attempted siege of Cincinnati during the Civil War and the role that Fort Thomas played in this battle.

4. One of the main purposes of this blog is to engage in a conversation about the issues in the community.  With that being said it has been extremely difficult the past couple weeks moderating the comments related to the county races.  I will deny comments that do nothing to advance the public discourse by using name calling or just regurgitating empty rhetoric.  In many cases I was shocked at the personal attacks that people feel free to post when they can hide behind the anonymity of the internet.

In general I am suffering from campaign fatigue.  I am glad I don't have to post anything about politics or races again for a while. 


  1. Well, we didn't get the pumpkins lit for the 31st, but having the 4-6 time was glorious! My 6 and 7 year old consumed a bit of candy after trick-or-treating, we had dinner at a decent hour and they went to bed at a time that meant they wouldn't be tired at school the next day. I thought it was great! It will only happen every now and again, let's take advantage of it.

  2. Due to the earlier hours we had more Tricker Treaters than previous years. More younger ones and isn't that what's it all about?

  3. Definitely agree on the younger trick or treaters. We still had a bunch of teenagers with back packs trick or treating.

    What's the cutoff here? I say 12.

    And is it too much to come to the door anymore? We stood outside on the front steps, but they all skipped my neighbors, who were inside.

    Of course, I hadn't considered the fact that they may have been giving out bad candy. Halloween faux paus for sure.