School is out and summer has begun. It is like a fresh start. Taking advantage of this fresh start is easy. First we have the start of the Farmer's Market in Keeseville every Friday now through Sept. 3 from 4-7 p.m.The Altar Rosary Society is having a Bake Sale Saturday, July 3, at 9 a.m. in front of Adirondack Hardware. The Keeseville Public Library has several events planned for children and families so head in to find out events, dates, and times.
Now would be a good time to check with the schools as this is great time to get people together to repair broken equipment and spruce up the look of the places. Volunteering is especially key in times when the schools' money is very limited and we want to avoid raising taxes as a means to get revenue. Why pay for it when we can do it ourselves? This is also true for the elderly with limited income. Check with some of our neighbors to see if any simple yard work or repairs can be done to help our own community.
Also, with schools being closed, children are out and about, so take extra caution driving. The school has a couple great links on Internet safety, something we should never take for granted. Check them out at www.avcs.org.
The AuSable River is very tempting for fishing. New York State has many regulations about limits, sizes and even some species identified as catch and release only. It would pay to visit the state's Web site in order to make sure unwanted tickets won't mar the summer fun. The site also has information about common dangers around the waters, which is worth becoming familiar with as well. Find all the information at www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/fishing.html.
Another thing to keep in mind: The garden contest is in full swing and runs through the end of July. It's not too late to beautify our community and get some bragging rights and acknowledgement for all the work. I find Adirondack Hardware is a wealth of good information of gardeners to be such as myself.
Enjoy our community.