Another thing I love about where I live is Christmas Eve the main business area shuts down for the Christmas carnival with old fashioned wheel raffles. You know the type like the one used on hey hey it's Saturday. The town band plays. Everyone goes. And it's a chance for family who have moved away to catch up with of friends.
Our local community radio station has a big presence in the community and during the flooding in 2011 and jan this year we had up to date information for our area that we could rely on as we were forgotten about in the news.