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Friday, January 13, 2006
Real Progress Is Often Slow, and Other Thoughts

Random thoughts on nuisance abatement, the Daily Herald's new Web site, pipe organs made locally, etc.

Some random thoughts:

Someone asked me Wednesday evening after the monthly meeting of American Fork City's Nuisance Abatement Committee if we're really making progress. I said we are. The list of offensive properties we're working on has shrunk gradually over the past year or so, thanks largely to Enforcement Officer Jim Hardy and AFPD Lieutenant Darren Falslev. We don't have new ordinances as we hoped, but we know a lot more than we did two years ago, when the Committee was formed, and we have a new mayor who seems genuinely interested in cleaning up the city. So we're optimistic. Slow progress is still progress, and sometimes it's the slow progress which actually lasts.

As alert reader Kevin Dent pointed out in a comment on a recent post, the Daily Herald has fixed its page header, and the link to American Fork stuff works now. Here is where it lands. Once again we can learn things like these online:

The M.L. Bigelow Organ Company in American Fork is holding another of their interesting open houses to show off their latest creation, a pipe organ that's on its way to Tennessee. That's tonight (Friday, January 13) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the public is invited. I've been to several of these, now. They're fun.

Finally, speaking of good music, check out this KSL piece on American Fork's The Music School.

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