We did get a peek at the sun for a couple of days. Otherwise, it has been dark and cloudy, and this tends to put many of us into a slump - hard to get things done. But even the people that have gone to the warmer parts of the country are telling us the weather there is not the greatest, so I guess we have to be content wherever we choose to be. Cold weather does not mean there are not several great things to do; here are a few.
The next movie put on by the Champlain Valley Film Society is "Moon." It will be shown at the Grange Hall in Whallonsburg on Jan. 30, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Camp PoK-O-MacCready has offered several interesting programs this winter. The next one is a free lecture by Andy Buchanam Feb. 2, 7 p.m. at the camp. This is a lecture about local history from 1600 to the present and the many colorful characters that have lived in these parts.
According to a schedule I received from school, the Senior Class is presenting a play "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" on Feb. 6 at 7:30 and Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., it will be held at the local school. Also, at the same time, art work from the Senior Class will be on display. We have a great art teacher and they are producing some great pieces of art.
The next Coffee House at the Congregational Church will be Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. They are featuring Joan Crane, who shares her love of music and is a fun person to be around. A new adventure that has caught my eye is an event coming up at the Paine Library on Feb. 7th called "A Chocolate Dessert Tasting & Tea" this will run 3-5 p.m. Call 963-4478 for more details.
A couple of personal items of news: Received word that Eric Hutchins, the son of Eric Hutchins and the grandson of Pat and Bill Hutchins in Reber, is being deployed soon to Iraq after some stateside training. He is with the Vermont National Guard and they were able to attend the deployment ceremony. It's a very impressive time and hard to watch these men going off to war-torn areas for an extended period of time. I write with great sadness for the Choate Family as we learned of Ellen Choate's death this past week. She leaves a husband, John, and three daughters, we extend our sympathy to the whole family.
There still seems to be quite a bit of sickness floating around the community and people are still being urged to get your flu shots before the expected second wave, there are some clinic's still being offered around the county.
Birthday greetings to Marshall Benedict 1/27, Steve Bridge 1/27, T.J. Sayward 1/27, Ida Atkinson 1/28, Jacob Hubbard 1/30. One of our older citizens, John Remancus, celebrates his 99th birthday on 2/1, Thelma Doty 2/3, Ami Knickerbocker 2/3, Amanda Ahrent 2/5, Dutchie Ahrent 2/5, Scott Marcotte 2/5. Happy Anniversary to Gert & Ed Grady 2/2 and Tammy & Kyle Young 2/3.