Ever return to a familiar place, perhaps a home town, after years of absence and find the changes unsettling? Maybe an old dairy barn is gone, a distinctive house
painted a startling new color or there is a thriving new mini mall attracting shoppers to a former field.
Not that there is anything wrong with progress. But to see all the changes at once is proof that life moves on without us.
Graduates from the class of 2012 may not recognize home when they return from far flung adventures. Change is afoot in Pike County.
Our fast food is becoming diversified beyond the burger. A Taco Bell is being built in Westfall next to the Staples plaza ushering in the age of the chalupa. Although
if you want a more authentic Mexican experience, take a very empty stomach to the Black Bear Café in Milford.
Down the road a piece from the Taco Bell, across from the Altec Lansing building, a new $23 million elementary school is planned.
The current Delaware Valley Elementary school will become a parking lot and the neighboring high school will get a $7 million expansion to allow for a new gym and an improved pool area.
A 94-unit, $10 million senior apartment complex will be built on Hulst Drive next to Kmart and Paddlers Point in Westfall Township.
Pike Commissioners secured a $10 million bond in March to pay for a major expansion of the historic Pike County Courthouse in Milford. The bond could trigger a tax increase in 2013.
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company plans a gas pipeline loop through scenic cliffs and forested valleys in Milford and Westfall, across Cummins Hill Road and along Interstate 84. It is part of a larger $341 million upgrade project.
The Pike County Economic Development Authority is trying to attract a grocery store to Delaware Township.
In a blink, things are going to look different around here.