Irene has come and gone but we will be feeling the effects of the storm for quite a while. Many residences and businesses on Route 9 by AuSable Chasm took a lot of water damage. Last I checked the Family Dollar was still closed while being repaired. The bridge by TDBank North has reopened but a lot of construction is happening to the bridge over by the Keeseville Fire Department. Traffic seemed to move pretty fairly even with all the rerouting and detours. Not remembering that this past Monday was Labor Day I won’t be able to call the Village Office for an update on conditions and a timetable of repairs so I will report that in next week’s column.
As far as I know the Chesterfield Fish and Game Club is still having the Sportman’s Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sept. 11. Admission is open to everyone not just club members with a price of five dollars for adults and children under twelve free. On display and sale at his year’s show will be guns, knives, hunting accessories, ammunition, military surplus items, archery equipment, crafts and crafting supplies, jewelry, antiques and collectibles. The times will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday. Refreshments will include hamburgers, hot dogs, michigans, fries, sodas and candy bars with the kitchen serving from 10 p.m. until 4 p.m. At 10 a.m. there will also be a Live Birds of Prey exhibition by the Adirondack Habitat Society’s Wendy Hall. For anything related to this event please call 643-2651 or 524-7068. Again, all are welcome to come out to the show.
This is the final week of the Keeseville Free Library’s Annual Local Artist Exhibition and Sale. Again I went to see the exhibition and it was very well done with many interesting pieces in many different mediums at many different prices. It is definitely worth taking the time to check out.
Again my thoughts are with all who were affected by Irene. After almost a week I am glad to finally see a chipmunk and some birds visit my feeder. It’s been eerily quiet since Monday. Hopefully everything will return to normal for everybody soon. Take care.