It was nice that so many missed my column this past week. It was a big senior moment for me; I wrote it in my head, and did not get it on paper. I truly hope that many did get to see the school play of "Damn Yankees" it was spectacular, the cast did an outstanding job. I am so glad that this opportunity is available for our students. They work hard at learning their parts.
Another wonderful feature was the art class's exhibits on the evenings of the performances. The craft fair at the school on Saturday was also an outstanding event, they had many exhibitors and the gym was well arranged so that you could get around, everything on one floor. They had a good crowd and are planning another similar event in the spring. The whole area is holding seasonal holiday sales and special events. Both the Catholic Church and the United Methodist church had their annual holiday sale and luncheons this past weekend; they were well attended.
Hard to believe that by the time this is read, Thanksgiving will be over, where did this month disappear to so quickly. The Ecumenical Thanksgiving service was held in the St. John's Episcopal Church this year. Several families are entertaining family gatherings for the big holiday, while many are traveling to family in other places, regardless of where you were hope you had a special time with family and friends. Dale & Gretchen Boardman held their Thanksgiving dinner with the residents at the Senior Center.
The Willsboro Heritage Society 2010 calendars are in some of the local stores at $9 each, supply is limited. The Heritage Society is looking for holiday pictures of how families gather to celebrate the Christmas season. If you have one or two that we could copy drop them off at the Paine Library, be sure to give names and other information on each picture by no later than Dec. 11. Your copy will be returned to you shortly after they are copied. Hats off to the Willsboro School Alumni Association for getting off to an early start for 2010 activities. They are truly looking for more and more of the alumni or any student that ever attended the local school to take out a membership and be a part of the events. Contact Larry Allen at 963-8912 for any needed details.
Elections are all decided now and if you should see a campaign sign still around, stop and take it up. They are no longer needed and it only is a distraction. I have noticed a few deer being brought in by our local hunters; they have not had the best of weekend weather conditions.
It is a welcome sight to see them starting to work on the old Crowningshield house on Main Street, looks like it will be improved and made into a rental unit. Sad to go downtown and see the empty grocery store on Main Street, glad to see the two smaller grocery stores are stocking heavier. The Barton House Apartments now have three apartments rented.
Gladys Cushing sends her thanks to all that sent Anniversary and get well card to their home recently, it was a nice warm felling to hear from so many family and friends. Likewise Rita Farrell was very pleased to receive so many cards on her recent birthday.
Sympathy is extended to the families of Pam Mero and Edith Reynolds Tyrell who both passed away recently.
Happy Birthday to Arnie Stoker 11/22, Ramona Sheehan 11/24, Mertie Strong 11/27, David Feeley 11/28, Dennis Kalma 11/29, Florence Hathaway 11/30.