The White Horse Tavern has been the “special core” for a small village in England. The only up and running pub in Stonesfield has been a place for gatherings since the 1850’s, until the owner of the pub decided to sell it. Townsfolk have been scrambling to sell personal items and baked goods, and host fundraisers to reach the desired amount to purchase the pub. The impact the tavern had on its people to get together has proved its importance. It is really the only gathering place in the village, so it is crucial to keep the tavern open for business. Just like Stonesfield, Cordova has numerous gathering spots for our residents to meet together. Places like our local cafes/coffee shops have built beautiful memories even if all we’re doing is getting something to eat or drink. Any public place that is so welcoming to let us share a smile and laugh is quite important since our town isn’t as industrial. Cordova’s “special core” would have to be the Cordova Center. Noted for the many events that take place there, from plays and live performances to the Christmas bazaar, the Cordova Center is the driving force that brings friends and families together. The events that happened in the past year has brought a major change to every business in town, especially with the ongoing pandemic. Because of it, more people have to stay indoors, resulting in less people going outside. Even so, we still sense that feeling of togetherness.