The Children’s Development Group has opened a new facility at 1717 Front Street offering many great services including tutoring, preschool, educational activities and more to our local families. Be sure to visit them in the old Kingsland Square Bistro location or online at www.childrensdevgroup.com.
The first flight of the year is taking off this weekend for our World War II veterans with the North Country Honor Flight. Please get involved either with donations or volunteering time for this very worthy cause. Many more flights are planned for this year, and while the flights are free for the veterans, they do cost quite a bit for the North Country Honor Flight. Visit them online at www.northcountryhonorflight.org or by phone at 834-9901. Don’t forget the WIRY radio broadcasts of a different World War II veteran’s experiences every Sunday at 12:30.
There is plenty to do now in Keeseville as Mac’s Ice Cream, The Underground Railroad Museum, Anderson Falls Heritage Society Museum, and the abovementioned Children’s Development Group facility have all opened. More trails and activities are opening up at Ausable Chasm. Wickham Marsh is coming alive with the return of many of the furry and feathered residents. Last year we got to see many Canadian Geese families with their adorable hatchlings. Champlain Area Trails and the Chesterfield Rod and Gun Club both offer many opportunities for great outdoor activities. I haven’t had a chance to check yet but I bet Goff’s Flowers will be opening soon as well.
While the New York State Burn Ban lifted on Wednesday May 14 remember to use extreme caution when burning as fires can quickly get out of control with devastating results. Make sure to visit www.dec.ny.gov for the many regulations regarding open-burning. Also please be mindful of the smoke with regard to neighbors. It’s always better safe than to be sorry.
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