For a couple of months now, city crews have been constructing this sweet-looking outdoor stage in Republic Park, which is about a block from where we live. They were careful to build it around this magnificent tree without harming it. I was walking back from an appointment yesterday morning around 9:30 just as some workers were clearing away the protective fences around the job site. This guy was checking it out, like I was.
I have no doubt that we'll be hearing band concerts and maybe public speeches over here.