Easter was delightful; the weather was perfect, and it was great to be out and about without jackets and heavier clothing. We had some great Holy Week services. It was great to have the Good Friday service be truly ecumenical: All six of the pastors of the local churches took part in a very meaningful service. The Reber United Methodist church had a special event on Easter Sunday as they baptized the Hommes Twins, Raegan Scott and Bradie Steve. Easter was special at my house as 14 members of my family gathered together for that traditional Easter meal. The great-grandchildren could enjoy the outdoors most of the day and especially enjoyed the Easter egg hunt.
The Willsboro Drama Club will be presenting another great production: "The Last Five Years." It will be held at the Willsboro Central School Auditorium on three different dates: April 8, 9, and 10, each starting at 7:30 p.m. with $10 admission. These are always enjoyable events. The Champlain Valley Film Society will be showing the movie "An Education" Saturday, April 10 at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall starting at 8 p.m. with a $5 admission.
Another exciting event includes the finished product of the movie made here in Willsboro. The Fish Ladder Productions has competed the movie, titled "Fish Ladder" made here locally and will be shown Saturday, April 17 at the Willsboro School Auditorium starting at 7:45p.m. The film was done under the direction of Paul Bonfante and used local and area cast members. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
It is great to welcome some of our friends back from their winter vacations: Jack & Judy Hamms, Martina Govier, and Paula Calkins to name a few. They returned to better weather that they experienced while on their winter stay.
Glad that Bob Huestis did not have a very long stay at the hospital this past week, and is now back home. Ethel French has also spent a few days in the hospital and glad she is able to return home. Our community was greatly saddened when we learned of the sudden death of John Sheehan. John has been a very active business man in this community for several years, he will be greatly missed in the days ahead. We send our condolence to the family for the days ahead.
Reminder that the Income Tax forms will soon be due: April 15 is coming up fast. Hopefully everyone did fill out and return your census form. Area people are glad to have the Essex Ferry back in operation once again, this is a widely used service for many in our local towns.
Happy Birthday: Paula Calkins 4/11, Kaili Bourdeau 4/11, Cody Ahrent 4/13, Linda Joslyn 4/14, June MacDougal 4/15, Joan Sloper 4/15, Sheryl Maningo 4/16, Kenda James 4/16, Cindy Monty 4/16, Dottie Dodds 4/16, Will Reinhardt 4/16, Walter Morgan 4/17.