I’m sitting at my desk waiting for the backlash of Irene to hit us. I hope this column finds everybody safe and well. This is definitely a bad hit the same year as the spring flooding. I would like to remind everyone in our community that we have some great resources available to us. Through our village treasurer and other kind volunteers we do have an emergency response team. Speaking to Mary on Saturday, I found out that they were prepared to respond to needs following Irene. Anyone who would like to know more about this group for either their aid or to help them please contact our village office at 834-9059. We also have a wonderful group in the green building down by the foot bridge with the Friends of the North Country on Mill Street. While I am not completely familiar with this organization I’m sure they at least know of connections if not outright help in this time of need. They can be reached online or 834-9606. I have always been very impressed with the Methodist Church and its Thrift Shop. They can be contacted at 834-7577. I am also very impressed with the knowledge and kindness of Father Poissant and the Catholic Churches here in Keeseville. The Rectory Office number is 834-7100. Finally our own village office is amazingly helpful and resourceful; their number again is 834-9059.
Chesterfield Fish and Game Club will have it’s annual Sportsman’s Show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11. I will include more information about this in next week’s column.
Finally, I want to once again remind everyone that the annual art exhibition is going on at the Keeseville Free Library. I managed to visit it this past week and was very impressed. Many different high quality works are on display and available for purchase from small inexpensive pottery shards and cute yarn creatures to spectacular framed photography and drawings and a whole gamut of other works. Once again I’m impressed by Mary Ann and staff and their ability to utilize their small space so effectively, very nice exhibition.
Again, with the winds howling outside my window, I wish you all safety and good health; take care everybody.