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Well, we made it!  After months of insults, name calling, lies, counter-lies, deleted emails, rumors, hidden microphones, accusations of rigged polling stations and endless negative TV ads, we will finally put a nice little bow on this years’ election when we all go to the polls next Tuesday. I have to admit – I haven’t been this excited to see a concession speech since Al Gore gave his in December of 2000 after the mess that occurred in Florida. Remember the hanging chads??  Yeah, this year’s election is making that whole mess look downright normal. I’ve been trying to come up with some way to best describe my entire mindset heading into next Tuesday, and the best comparison I can come up with is December 31st, 1999.  Remember that whole Y2K fiasco when nobody knew if the lights were going to work, if our computers were going to work, or if the world as we knew it was about to come to a screeching halt?? That’s pretty much how I’ll be feeling next Tuesday night as I’m sitting on the couch waiting for the results to come rolling in.

Have you noticed the work being done on the old Viner/Chalek building in downtown Malvern?? For those of you who don’t live in the immediate area, Malvern is about ready to open its very first fitness center. It’s kind of a good news/bad news thing for me. The good news is that the resurgence of our downtown is continuing and the coolness factor of our town is just off the charts right now. The bad news is that my excuses for not working out (too far to drive, not enough time, no parking) are pretty much out the window now that there will be a state-of-the-art fitness facility literally a 9-iron away from where I work.

And the good news just keeps on coming, as Moreau’s Backerei in downtown Malvern is now serving pizza! It is made from scratch and it is the best pizza I’ve ever had, hands down. And to prove it, if you bring this newsletter (yes, the one you are holding in your hands right now) into Moreau’s, you will get $10 off one large pizza of your choice. And just think, in a few months you will be able to eat a pizza and then head on over to the Club 321 and make yourself feel all better by hopping on a treadmill. Is this a great place to live or what!

Also, mark your calendars for November 6th, as there will be an auction and fundraiser at Project Art Church in Malvern to raise money for a new heating and air conditioning system in the church. As you all know, Zack Jones has played a major role in the renaissance of Malvern and the tourism that the Art Church generates in Malvern is incredible. So please plan on coming out next Sunday for food, music and some good old- fashioned Malvern camaraderie.

And finally, I recently read that on average, 75 percent of American children spend less time outside on a daily basis than prisoners in maximum security prisons. This really doesn’t surprise me – just last week I told my kids that they needed to help me rake leaves and they informed me that they’ve been pretty naughty lately and that they should just go to their rooms and think about it for a while….

Until next time ….. Jay

Jay’s Interest: November 2016

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