Another recent busy weekend for Willsboro. The Smith House Medical Center had their grand opening of the new Physical /Wellness Center down on Rt. 22, just outside of the Village of Essex. This is a beautiful center with a lot of new exercise equipment. They are offering three wellness programs at this site and this is a great addition to our two communities. Mark Hummel will be there two and a half days a week, and there is available an independent program that those choosing this program the center will be accessible at your convince along with other helpful guidance. I was very impressed to watch an end of the youth summer program event, they had a talent show and all of the children took part. I was also very impressed with the children's talents and that the youth councilors also got right into the acts. It was filmed and was to be shown on cable 3, hope you got to see it. Maria Evens was the over all counselor and it looks like she did a terrific job. They have one last week in the summer program. Then the Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be coming up the very next week. It will be held at the Willsboro United Methodist Church the week of Aug. 17 to 21 daily from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
We are Looking for many to attend the Comprehensive Plan steering committee's two meetings this weekend of Aug, 14 & 15. This is to get community input on our past, present and future plans for the development of our community. The meetings will be held at the Commonwealth Home Fashions Cafeteria on the 14th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the 15th 9 a.m. to noon.
The Annual meeting and program for the Willsboro Heritage Society will be held on Friday, Aug. 14 at Scragwood and the Bruce & Darcey Hale's home at 7:00 p.m.. The program will help us to recall a once rich part of our history of the Quarry life and ship building business. Don't forget to check out the production of "The Sunshine Boys" at the Essex Theater this coming week.
Another wonderful opportunity for any interested persons on the proper way to prune trees, should try to attend a free workshop to be held at the Gilliland Cemetery on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Then from 11 to 12, Steve & Ben of the Arbor-Op Tree Care will be climbing and trimming the large tree in the center of the cemetery. Any further information needed call Larry Allen at 572-6659. Hopeful that people have noticed the addition of a new wooden arbor entrance on the South side of the cemetery thanks to this donation by the Old Adirondack Furniture Company.
Our Sympathy to the Hathaway & DeNeal families upon the loss of their son & grandson Brennan Hathaway this past week. Also our sympathy to the Doyle Family as they held a service and burial of their family member, Gloria Doyle Kenney.
Happy Birthday: Ashley Alden 8/19, Skiler Stafford 8/19, Richard Blanchard 8/21, Tim Benway 8/21, Barbara Feeley 8/23.