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August 31, 2013

Tackling your summer bucket list: Local residents talk about their must-do ideas

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The couple did check one item off their list, though.

“We’d been planning a cruise to Alaska for years, and got to go this summer,” Carlton said. “It was fabulous.”

While the Carltons’ goals are personal ones, Walton Village Mayor Ed Snow has a summer “bucket list” for some more public projects. 

“Before summer’s end, the village anticipates welcoming a clothing store on Delaware Street and the finalization of the purchase of the old Mason building, intended to be used as a dance studio,” Snow said. “These activities will be added to three other newly opened businesses this summer. A new hot dog/ice cream shop, a new tattoo parlor, and a photo/card shop all recently opened.”

Snow became mayor in April during a financial crisis for the village. “Changes have been made. It’s been a busy summer for the positive,” he reflected. 

It’s not all serious business for Snow, though. “We also look forward to the 4-H members finishing their project of decorating the fire hydrants,” he said. “The kids are decorating the hydrants according to where they stand in the village. So, the hydrant in front of Brandow’s looks like a duck and the hydrant in front of the Big M looks like a piece of fruit.”

In Delhi, Adam Riva has lingering on his summer bucket list a kayak trip down the Susquehanna or Delaware River. “It doesn’t matter which river, but my friends and I want to kayak. I also want to go on a motorcycle ride through the Catskills,” Riva said.

But the college student said he is feeling pretty good after checking off his summer bucket list a trip to the Grand Canyon with his buddies. 

“Bryce Canyon was amazing,” Riva said. “We were cheap and camped out and washed our clothes in streams, but got to hike and see awesome natural rock arches, caves and ravines.”

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