Fall seems to be a time to get organized and clean things up, this past weekend here in Willsboro it was yard sale after yard sale of people disposing of unwanted items and hoping to attract new owners. It was perfect weather for any outdoor activities this past week. Our population is fast going down as our seasonal residents are fast leaving for their winter residence. Another move we find sad to learn of is the changing of priest at the Catholic Church. We understand that Father Scott will be leaving this Parish by the end of this month, he has been a great spiritual person for our community and we will truly miss him.
The Champlain National Bank has been doing customer relation events all summer and this past week they were collecting for the United Way campaign, a very worthy community project. We are pleased to learn that Joyce Blanchard is once again back home after another hospital stay. Joanne & George Betters are the proud grandparents of a new grandson, their daughter Jill & Joe Restifo are the proud new parents of Philip James Restifo born on Aug. 29.
The last few years it has been wonderful to have good movies available to us every other weekend, but how exciting to learn that now we are going to have a movie produced here in Willsboro. Who could have imagined that this could happen here and will also have some local actors involved in theproduction. Another thing I was very proud of was to see an emergency event go into action quickly. I sat in on the local planning committee to update our local emergency plans in case of any type of event that could come up quickly. The recent accident on the Northway this past weekend put the county plan into effect at once; taking all North bound traffic off the Northway and detouring them until they could get back on at the Lewis exit. It showed me how important it is to have these plans in place long before they happen, so that things can happen quickly. Don't forget this weekend is the New York State Heritage Weekend and our main historic places are open for you to come and take a look at what we have as a community to offer the visiting public. These places will be open Saturday the 12 from 10 to 4 and Sunday the 12 from 1 to 4, the Adsit cabin, Heritage Museum, Noblewood area, 1812 Homestead and the Visitor's Center where the school Children's art work is on display.
Happy Birthday to: Richard DeNeal 9/20, Lori Sayward 9/20, Justin Drinkwine 9/21, Happy Anniversary Ruth & Harris Young 9/15, Jack & Holly Wintermute 9/22.