Settlers’ Watch- Outlook Good!

August 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm 6 comments

Morning Journal staff planting at Settlers' Watch

A few days ago I was informed Settlers’ Watch was one of the nominees for Lorain County Beautiful Award for 2010. I was also told Black River Historical Society Gardens on 5th Street has also been nominated.

I am hoping there are other groups nominated in the immediate area. So many people in this little “old” part of Lorain have worked so hard this year to bring colour and beauty to those that pass by or stop awhile, Lorain and Charleston Village are already “winners”.

Cover by Chris Ritchey- Photo Mark Teleha

The Settlers’ Watch project is ongoing , there are so many “pieces parts” to the little green space now known as Settlers’ Watch .

You can find a full bio of the project here

and a pictorial bio here
Each little place , each little flower has a story behind it- it is in some ways a “secret garden”.

The Eric Barnes Eagle poised to soar reminds me of another young man – poised to soar.

Mayor Krasienko and Arthur - job well done

Arthur Schwandt of Lorain has his own Eagle in mind that of being an Eagle Scout . His project was accepted and the project was to assist in the maintaining and adding to Settlers’ Watch. Arthur put in many hot, hot and very hot days this summer, and his efforts show . Days of weeding , planting , mulching, adding compost and grass seed, preserving and caring filled this young man’s summer. Arthur became part of the continuing story of the secret garden. His efforts bringing life, beauty and respect to the little corner of 2nd and Oberlin Ave.

Everyday finds another story added to the “garden”. Boy Scout Troop 338 have planted Lilly beds along the fence. Next year their bright and sunny blooms will bring even more delight to the “butterflies and bees” that have found a new home in and amongst the steel and wires of yesterday



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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Paula Tobias  |  August 25, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures from Henery/Mark of the butterfly bush.

    In a town losing volunteers, Settler’s Watch is fortunate to have the love of many.

  • 2. Renee Dore  |  August 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    This is great news to read- and the photos show the beauty that is at Settlers Watch. Settlers Watch might be even more visable next year because of the removal of the large Power Plant across the street from it. thanks to everyone who has helped. Renee

  • 3. Thank You Arthur! « Buster's House  |  August 25, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    […] Click here to see what else Arthur has done at Settlers’ Watch. […]

  • […] and Lisa have already done some writing about it, so please visit That Woman and Buster’s House, too, […]

  • 5. Grammy  |  August 27, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Thank you for all your efforts. It’s great knowing that there are still young people interested and involved in their communities. It’s a shame that these efforts don’t make front page news in our local paper, instead we have to read all the negative stuff. Thank you Arthur, may you continue to soar and contribute.

  • […] August 30, 2010 I was at Don Moulds today picking out replacement lilacs for those lost at Settlers’ Watch. […]

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