Bethel is a very small and safe town with wonderful people and a sense a community. I belong to a group on Facebook called Bethel Friends if you are interested to know what is going on in Bethel.
We don't have a pet (I have enough cleaning to do with two teenage boys lol) and some of my neighbors own a dog just because they are too cute, not because they ever felt the need for a watch dog. I lived in the Chimney Hights area before and I loved my neighbors there as much as I love my neighbors now. My kids always thought of them like family...one day my youngest went to the next door neighbor and when he got back I asked him if he got a good time. The said he did and also said that his uncle Mario from Brooklyn came to visit lol....it wasn't his uncle, but he thought he belong to their family too. Too funny...
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