A good point was made on the Windham Discussion Forum this evening about the Streets department (or whomever) cleaning up main street. It truly is amazing how much just a little cleanliness can do to make an area look nicer.
Of late, I've also heard of volunteers going through the projects and picking up trash. This is a great service to the community, and even greater is that people who care about their own community are taking their extra time (and who really has any of that anymore?) to do something for someone else. In a day and age, and even a community, that seems at times to only be out for themselves, its refreshing to see people look out for someone else.
I'll not start into a rant about an entitlement society and how it devalues people. One of these days though.