Anyone who knows me knows that I am a great lover of animals, both domesticated and wild and will promote anything related to the well being of our cohabitants on this planet. So I am very happy to report that the North Country SPCA is having a benefit golf tournament in Westport hosted by the Westport Country Club this Friday October 7th. It will be in eighteen hole scramble format with a shotgun start at noon and a buffet and prizes following the completion. For more information call 962-4470 or check online at www.ncspca.org.
I made my usual walk around town this past weekend and found many residents working on all sorts of home improvement projects many of which were already adding to the beauty of our community. It is also fun to watch all the caterpillars slowly moving about to make the winter nests as well as chipmunks and squirrels getting as much seed for storage before the winter sets in. I find it sad how many of the birds that fed at my feeder never returned following Irene. Prior to Irene I would have to fill the feeder every other day, but now I haven’t needed to add any seed yet since Irene.
October marks the return of the village picking up leaves and small branches left by the side of the road. Check with the village on what criteria is necessary to ensure pick-up and how to make it easier for them.
The Deputy Mayor wanted to acknowledge that the work on Jaycee Park is going well with many helpful hands committed to the project. He promised to get back to me in the near future with information about an organized work day at the park.
Don’t forget the Keeseville Free Library always has a couple of boxes of books which are available for cheap reads. The season is also winding down for Goff Flowers on Division Street but her garden is still going strong based on the wonderful bouquet I was able to purchase at Mac’s grocery this weekend. Let’s enjoy all the beauty we can before the blanket of white snow settles over us for a couple of months.