Innkeepers Everton Martin and Karla Stewart-Martin report that the renovation of their bed-and-breakfast, Royal Victorian Manor, is progressing. Considerable remodeling of the interior is moving forward, and exterior grounds work has been done - and re-done, to accommodate upgrades in electrical and water services.
Everton said, "The transformation is amazing." He was referring to the interior changes. He added that he is no longer stressed out; now he is just numb. Anyone who has extensively remodeled a large home can relate to that; right?
The time-table is to obtain all the necessary permits to open by (approximately) year-end. Groundhog Day 2010 will be Tuesday, February 2, of course, and this is always a big week in Woodstock. Woodstock Willie is quite likely to make his annual appearance in the Square, and he will prognosticate on the arrival of Spring at 7:07AM.
Keep an eye on the Schedule of Events for that week. It's not out yet, but no doubt the committee is already working on it. Now, where is that Groundhog Club banner?