Daylight savings time sure makes a big difference in the morning. It takes a week or so to get used to the change in the day light, but it also indicates that spring is very near. It is great to see the open Boquet River that went out with no problems, and there is not a lot of snow left to cause a lot of flooding, let's hope it stays that way.
Lake Champlain still looks very cold, but there are a few brave people that are planning a Spring Fling Polar Plunge for Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson. This event will take place down off Steven Kellogg's Lake House in Essex Saturday, March 30 between 10 and 11 a.m. The brave ones are looking for sponsors and persons to pledge for the cause, call Kathy Reinhardt for more information.
For the not-so-brave persons, there is another great opportunity for local and area groups that are looking for tips on grant-seeking basics. A workshop is being offered March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to be held in the Willsboro School Auditorium. A great and knowledgeable presenter will come to assist groups in how to construct a well written grant. There is a $15 charge for the program and it includes lunch, you are asked to register by logging on to www.nonprofitworks.com.
The Barnyard Follies was a smash hit this past weekend at the Willsboro United Methodist Church, it was a great cast and crew and gave us an evening of much laughter. A reminder of a great program to be presented on Friday, March 18 at the Visitor's Center: The Heintz's will present a program on the Old Grist Mill; they are the present owners. This is a Willsboro Heritage program and the public is invited; it starts at 7 p.m.
Don't forget to get your census forms mailed in this week, also you are urged to fill out a local survey for the Comprehensive planning committee on the future make up of our community.
Word has been received that a former pastor from our area, Rev. David White, is very ill. He is now down living near his children. We're wishing him the best as he undergoes treatments.
The family of Ronald Strong is most grateful to all that reached out to them at the time of Ron's illness and death. They were most appreciative of the great care he got at the hospital the last days of his life and the care the family received also. The whole family sends their appreciation to all that reached out to them.
Happy Birthday: Mona Morgan 3/22, Polly Belanger 3/23, Christine Provost 3/24, Carol Young 3/25, Jolene Sayward 3/25, Louise Clifford 3/25, Leslie Wilkins 3/26.