Word has been received that some of our residents who try to escape to warmer climates are reporting much colder weather than they usually get to enjoy. North Country people seem to take it all in stride and kind of have a chuckle as we hear from those down south. A reminder that winter weather still offers us plenty of fun things to enjoy.
Reminder of the Coffee House gathering at the Willsboro Congregational Church on this Saturday evening, Jan. 16, starting at 7 p.m. with the Too Tall String Band providing the entertainment. They also make available homemade goodies for a low price and the gate price is only $5 per person. Another great opportunity on the same evening is to go see the movie "Julie & Julia" showing at the Willsboro School. Note the change in time this winter it starts at 7:30 instead of 8 p.m.
Camp Pok-O-MacCready is starting their Cabin Fever Lecture Series Tuesday, Jan. 19, starting at 7 p.m. featuring John Rayburn on the early Geology of our region. This is free; call 963-7967 for more information. They will also be featuring a Sunday Winter Survival program on Jan. 21 from 1:30 to 4 p.m., the cost is $8. Hereto call 963-7967 for more information or to sign up.
The Willsboro Drama Club has an exciting mid-winter event coming up also: "Love & Laugh" is an evening of fine Dining and Music, to be held at the Willsboro School, on Sunday, Jan. 24, starting with a four course meal and entertainment. The cost is $40 per person or $70 for a couple. Call 963-4456 ext. 400 to sign up. There is limited seating availability.
I was able to attend the Open House for the Essex Theater down at the Willsboro Visitors Center this past Sunday. They offer some great opportunities for people to get involved with their group, either acting, or assisting in the other parts it takes to put on a production. They would truly like to get more people from Willsboro to come join them, so give it some thought and call.
Reports are that Jack Williams is once again back in the Plattsburgh Hospital and progress to recovery could be long and slow. I'm sure he would love to hear from his friends. Sorry to learn of the death of Carlos Feltt; his funeral was held this past Monday here in Willsboro. It was also sad to learn of Livy Hatch's sudden death, he will be greatly missed in the days ahead. Our sympathy is extended to both families. June Lincoln is progressing nicely and is due to go to her daughters this week while she continues to gain her strength back. I should have a new address by next week.
Pastor Chilton McPheeters returned from his two weeks of vacation. He was able to visit some of his family and also some of the Military bases that he once served on as Chaplin. A few more of our regulars are departing for the warmer climate; hope they find it. I learned that Darren Darrah has made a couple of trips to Florida to visit his family and possibly share his cooking skills on one of the trips, hurry home and best wishes to his dad for a complete recovery.
Happy Birthday: Betty Jane Cross 1/11, Wayne Feeley 1/12, Marion James 1/17, Peggy Hunn 1/18, Ruth Young 1/18, Grace Uhlig 1/19, Cecile McVicker 1/19, Doug Young 1/19, Bonnie Hathaway 1/21.