Cape Charles Mirror Report – by Wayne Creed
Filed Under: Unable to leave well enough alone.
As was reported last winter, the Town plans to convert part of the beach boardwalk into some form of ‘Art Walk’. The installation of the Neptune statue, as well as the ‘LOVE’ sculpture is part of this design. As part of the overall project to consolidate works as a means to create the illusion of an ‘Art Walk’, the Mermaid and Dolphin sculptures were also moved from their previous locations. However, during the move, our dolphin did sustain serious damage —the tail was broken. The damage was due to the Town crew’s failure to properly strap and hold the dolphin prior to attempting to move it. Public Works is evaluating the damage and determining the proper method of repairing the dolphin’s tail.
The Mirror contacted the Town, yet as of this printing, the fate of the dolphin is unknown.
Commentary: The stupidity of this tragedy goes without saying, yet perfectly symbolizes the state of the ‘New Cape Charles’, and speaks to the more serious issue of the integrity and quality of the people we have running this town. The ‘Art Walk’ idea is patently ridiculous, yet it is another perfect example of the ‘Fire Hydrant Effect’. The new people that have clutched power in Cape Charles are like male dogs which cannot walk past a fire hydrant without stopping to urinate on it, just to let the rest of the world know that they’ve ‘been there’. These people feel like they have to urinate on every last inch of Cape Charles in order to leave their mark–to change it to resemble the places they were originally run off from. The outcomes, of course, speak for themselves: Bob Panek’s Wastewater Plant that stinks up the whole town, $10 sale of the old school,destruction of Mason Avenue via reverse angle parking, soon coming to Bay Avenue, higher taxes and fees to pay for gentrification (unnecessary development which destroys rural character), driving away Smitty Dize, and I could go on and on. Like the man once said, “When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.”
Mr. Mayor, fix that dolphin.