The flag ceremony on Flag Day was well done and a beautiful event. My thanks to the Elks for such a great ceremony.
Also my apologies to the Elks as I received notice of their annual pig-n-swig after my column was already sent in for publication. I made a note to watch out for it next year.
June 26 at 7 p.m. John N. Clarke, retired principal of Keeseville Central School and the AuSable Valley Central School District will reminisce on his days as a teacher and principal at the Keeseville Elementary School. He will also give details about the formation of the present AuSable Valley Central School. The event is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. The event will be in the Anderson Falls Heritage House Museum on 96 Clinton Street in Keeseville. Be sure to visit the ongoing Emmett Pine display as well.
The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association will have a two-hour mini-bus tour of sites in Keeseville and Peru June 21 leaving at the Museum at 1131 Mace Chasm Road at 9:30 a.m. sharp. This tour is $10 per person with reservations suggested. A visit to the museum following the tour is included.
I’ve been hearing great things about the pizza at the North Country Club Restaurant. I plan on checking it out soon myself. I did go this past weekend to Pleasant Corners and enjoyed my food immensely as always. Straightforward good, down home cooking just the way I like it. For the size of our community, we do have some great places to eat. Sadly, I did see a space for lease sign on the door of Little Italy Restaurant.
In the spot where we have our Iron Truss Bridge, we used to have a gorgeous wooden covered bridge back in the 1850s. Sadly, 10 years after it was built a snow storm leaving three-feet of new snow and high winds collapsed the bridge, which was not rebuilt until the Iron Truss bridge in the 1870s.
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