Residents may notice certain spots around town look at lot more colorful and maintained recently.
The city's Adopt-A-Spot program is in full swing and all of the spot caretakers have put flowers and plants in the ground.
I am proud to say that I have a spot this year — behind at the service department entrance. Drive by sometime and tell me what you think.
I organized the petunias by color gradually, so there's somewhat of an ombre effect. Stow Arborist Sue Mottl said this of my spot: "Your site looks GREAT! As I said, I would never have thought to do the colors the way you did."
I'm gloating a little ...
There's a contest every year where all of the spots are judged. Naturally, I want to win.
But I'm sure all of the other people who generously adopted a spot do too.
Here is a list of where all the spots are and who is taking care of them. I plan to take a photo of each spot soon and I will post a photo gallery on Stow Patch.
Here are the locations and the resident taking care of the space:
- City Hall Circle: Mottl
- City Hall Atrium Clocktower: Monica Baird (!)
- City Hall North Sidewalk: Tyler Reinel (!)
- City Hall Atrium-Japen Maple: Baird (Again?! you do-gooder!)
- Graham Island Sign: Georgiana Sambria
- Safety Building Sidewalk: Dick Brown
- Safety Building Flag Circle: Ron Alexander/Rotary
- Safety Building Entrance Sign: Ginger Hatfield
- SKIP Sidewalk Curb: Colena Hous Family
- SKIP Northside Raised Bed: Lisa Cogdeil
- SKIP Parking Lot Sign: Rosalynn and Sheri Glass
- Post Office/Triangle Pond: Judy Chojnacki
- Sancturetum Sign: Nancy Kroft
- Service Building Sign: Stow Patch Editor Amanda Harnocz
- Route 91 Civic Center Sign: Marie McClure Family
- Dauchy Lane Fire Exit: Lori Duke
- Route 91 and Graham Doughboy: Kathy Eisenman/Kiwanis
- Graham Road Civic Center Sign: Bob Platt/Lions Club
- Stow Cemetery Sign: Frank and Michelle Sheline
- Stow Cemetery War Memorial: Bob Platt/Stow-Munroe Falls High School alum
- Route 8 Expressway: Mottl
- : Kim Price
- Silver Springs Cemetery: Cheryl Snyder/Gula Family
- Maplelawn Cemetery: Leslie Murphree
- Silver Spring Park Signs on Young and Stow Roads and the brick planter along the main entrance off of Stow Road: Kathy Green
"She has not only adopted but also purchases the plants and mulch for the beds at the Silver Springs Park sign on Young Road and Stow Road and also the brick planter along the main entrance road off Stow Road," said Mottl. "Stow does prepare, water and remove the plants for her. She took this upon herself when these sites were eliminated in 2009."
Anyone who has photos of their adopt-a-spot are encouraged to add them to this post!