The Memorial Day celebrations are the kick-off to our summer season. Willsboro did their usual celebration on Monday, May 30 with the opening remarks at the war monument. The local school band gave a short concert at the town band stand, followed by the open exhibit at the Willsboro Heritage Museum honoring many of our military. The committee did a great job of displaying uniforms and other service related items to be on display for the Memorial Day weekend. We are hopeful that you made time to drop in to view the display. The Honor Guard then visits all the local cemeteries to raise the flags. We are hopeful that you noticed the work done at the Guilland Cemetery with a full display of flags and our red, white and blue colors. Thanks to the cemetery committee and the local Girl Scouts.
There are still many water problems around the community. First the Boquet River is once again running very swift and high. The Catholic Church had to change the date of their breakfast planned for this past Sunday due to water problems. If all goes well they will have the public breakfast this Sunday, June 6. The Methodists remain hopeful that they will be able to hold their public supper on Wednesday, June 1 with no water problems. The poor farmers and garden planters are really behind in getting seeds in the ground; this will make a hardship for them. The weather storms have been very server this past week, a lighting strike was believed to have caused the bad fire at the John Manning home on the Point Road. A big loss for them for this historic homestead. Water problems even affected the train service this past weekend, as there were some places where the water went over the tracks and it was feared there could have been a washout, so the trains stopped and then went very slowly over the area. Some fishing events are being cancelled due to water conditions. Summer residents are returning to find a lot of derby along the shorelines and yards. They did get the Essex Ferry running once again after much drawn in fill. Ethel's is open once again, many were there waiting.
Happy Birthday to: Richard Morgan, June 6; Lindsay Hammel, June 6; and Max and Mat Longware, June 9. Happy Anniversary to: Leanne and Dick DeNeal, June 8; Vivian and John Ball, June 8; Jean and Terry Mahon, June 8; and Tammy and Tim Benway, June 9.