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Here I am, Monday morning, April 9, in central Florida, with sweat pants and a sweatshirt on and I am considering turning the heat on! What a wacky winter, weather wise, it has been both here and there! The preceding opening statement is the same this week as it was last week! We had tornado warnings again this week-end, along with hot, humid weather, but once the front passed over us, cooler, drier air has prevailed. Today will be a high of 72 and then we warm up once again! Our daughter Sara and grandson Brett arrived yesterday for a 5 day visit and it is so wonderful to touch base with family after 5 months! Were heading for the pool before too long, you can bet on that! Happy birthday to my mother, Mary Berman, who is 85 on April 21. My wish for myself is to be as healthy as she is at that age! Well see you soon, Mom! Chazys Run for Life is taking entries for their 5K walk, their 5K run and the 10K run. The run will be held on May 20th at noon. All entries postmarked by April 30 will be $10 and after that the cost will be $15. Proceeds from this event will go to the Elmore SPCA Humane Society and Animal Shelter. Call Laurie Parsons during the day at 846-7135 Ext. 510 or evenings at 563-6485. Information is also available on the schools Web site at www.chazy.org/run.html. Three new members have been elected to the United Way board of directors. They are Moriah Town Supervisor Thomas Scozzafava, Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas and Jonathan Whitehouse, account executive at Northern Insuring. The board president at this time is Joyce Rafferty of CVPH Medical Center. Congratulations to all of the academic athletes recently named from the CVAC and the MVAC. These students are involved in all aspects of their high school experience and are to be commended on their accomplishments. Our grandson Chad is off with his parents this weekend visiting his two final choices for college next fall. Saturday was spent at RPI in Troy, New York and today they are to be visiting the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He has received notice of scholarships from both schools, but the out of pocket cost is still prohibitive. Im glad my children are all educated! Hats off to those people and organizations turning the Mayors Cup into a premiere event. A dinner/dance will be held on the lake, a ferry boat will be provided to view the races on the lake, a Parade of Lights boat competition will be held on July 5 and the actual race is July 7. The Sunrise Rotary club is instrumental in several of these events. Dr. Kjell Dahlen has been in charge of the race itself for many years and Dr. Jake DeSnyder is heading up the landlubber activities. It should be a fun week! Plattsburgh Downtown Association is planning their clean up day for May 5. Watch for further information as the date comes closer! Congratulations to Carmen Carpentier on her recent appointment as executive director of Lake Forest Senior Living Community. The announcement was made by Sara Rowden, interim executive director. Rowden will remain with Lake Forest as a consultant. We have four weeks left here in the south and are trying to take advantage of every second. This has been a year of illness for many of our friends, and our prayer is that we will all be back here again next fall! While the golden years are wonderful with the time you have to yourself and just to enjoy, they also could be healthy times to make them perfect! I think the old expression that youth is wasted on the young may very well hold true here! Shortly I will be asking for Champy stories from all of you loyal readers. Julie Berman, who now resides in Maine, has a high school student working on a Champy project for school and she needs information for a paper. Ill let you know when we need you all to rise to the occasion! Have a safe, healthy, hopefully warmer week! You know the rest! Until next week! Marcia Bierce is a resident of Willsboro. She has worked in the insurance business in Plattsburgh for 35 years and is a member of the AM Rotary Club, CVPH Foundation Board and the Plattsburgh/ North Country Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 963-7922, or e-mail at marb419@aol.com.

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