Halloween came and went without much activity, it did not seem like there were very many out trick & treaters, and saw very little evidence of things strewn around. This could have been partly due to bad weather of rain and high winds, a lot of flu like sickness all around the community. The school has experienced high absenteeism this past week, from both students and staff.
We are seeing the wind down of the political process with the elections this past week. The Bonfante's hosted a gathering for Kristy Sprague recently, they are very gracious host and hostess for such occasions. Hopeful that all the political signs come out of yard soon, there is a time limit for them to remain in place. Hopeful that a large number did get out to vote your choice, every vote is important.
Happy to announce the birth of twins, a girl Regan Scott and a boy Bradie Steven born to Jessie & Scott Hommes, they came a little early but reports are that all are doing fine. They have some very proud grandparents. A note of concern is learning of another elderly person falling, Veletia Shepard fell in her apartment and has a broken hip. Rita Benedict is reported to be doing well after her surgery on her broken hip.
The Willsboro Girl Scouts would like to send out their thanks for the community support of bringing your returnable bottles and cans to their redemption site at the Country Store. They realized a high revenue this past year due to your donations. All of this money stays here in Willsboro for their work and needed supplies. They are continuing this project if you would like to assist them look for the big red container at the Country Store's off to the side building.
Another first for the North Country is starting right here in Willsboro, it is the forming of the Adirondack Artisans & Crafter & Farmers Association. This is the first time that all three of these groups have been able to join together and make their wares available. They will be holding a first time event at the Willsboro Central School Gym on Sat. Nov. 14, from 10 to 3. All things for sale that day are made by the local crafters and local farmers goods available. This could be a good chance to get a head start on your holiday shopping.
Reports are that the movie being made here in Willsboro is coming along fine, they have been shooting local scenes off and on this past week. Reminder that the Film Society will be showing the movie "Food Inc" at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Sat. Nov. 7 with the film being introduced by local farmers Lori & Mike Davis. Reminder that the Willsboro School Alumni group will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Visitors Center, any interested alumni is welcome to join in making plans for the coming year's activities. Reminder to our Willsboro / Reber Veterans to make plans to attend the 5th annual appreciation dinner at the Willsboro Methodist Church on Wed. Nov. 11, call 963-7984 to make your reservation by this weekend.
Happy Birthday to Peter Johnpeer 11/7, Bethany Whalen 11/7, Nancy Randall 11/12, Nicholas Arnold 11/13, Gretchen Boardman 11/13.