The fall weather sure has set in quickly, we are still enjoying a few nice days, but when the sun goes down that heavier jacket sure feels good. Lori Lincoln-Spooner and I attended some of the Quadricentennial celebration down at the Crown Point campgrounds this past weekend. There were some impressive speakers and a lot of music. The U.S. Coast Guard Military Cadet Band was most impressive with their playing of music and the maneuvers while playing. Another highlight was for the visitors to climb to the top of the Memorial Lighthouse, both of us made it to the top, what a view from up top. The evening ended with fireworks over the lake.
The Primary election brought out a goodly number; this was only to determine the Republican candidates that would represent the party. The winners were Lori Lincoln-Spooner, Ken Coonrod, Henry Hommes, and Kristy Sprague. Now it is up to the voters to make their choice in November.
The Lobdell family welcomes Boomer Lobdell home on a R&R leave for a couple of weeks, they have enjoyed some family gatherings. When he returns to duty, he is looking forward to the Airborne Ranger training in the Spring. It was nice to see Janice Sayward and her daughter, Darla, in town recently, here to attend Morris White's parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. The Estus family is happy to announce two new additions to their family, Tom Estus & Alicia Hopkins recently gave birth to a baby girl, Alivia Mary; Brian Estus also became the father of a baby girl.
On Sept. 30, the Catholic Community of St. Philip of Jesus and St. Joseph will sadly be saying goodbye to Father Scott Seymour and a joyfully welcome to Father Joseph Elliott as their new pastor. They are also proud to announce that Penny Martin and Susan Fahey from St. Philip's were commissioned Lay Ministers in the Catholic Church on Saturday Sept. 12 at the St. Mary's Cathedral in Ogdensburg by Rev. Terry LaValley, Diocesan Administrator. This program is a two year study that trains them in their faith and furthers their training in their ministry for the local parishes.
Make note that the Willsboro Methodist Church Monthly supper will be on Sept. 30 and not the first Wed. in October, serving a Harvest style supper serving Ham, scalloped potatoes, baked beans and more. Another reminder that, on Sept. 28, there will be another public hearing on the ordnance being drafted on out door wood burning, this will be held at the Town Hall at 6 p.m. The Essex County Health Dept. has announced the Flu Clinic in Willsboro will be on Monday, Oct. 5 at the Town Hall between 3 and 7 p.m.
Sad to report that a former Willsboro native, Elizabeth (Liz) (James) LaVarnway pass away this past week. Bill Marshall also passed away this past week. Sympathy is extended to both families.
Happy Birthday: Scott Feeley 9/26, Alyson Arnold 10/1, Joan Strong 10/3, Jack Hams 10/3, William Feeley 10/3, June Lincoln 10/4. Happy Anniversary Bill & Kenda James 10/1.