Unless you live under a rock, you have heard of the deadly tornadoes that made their way through Central Florida last Thursday night (or actually early Friday morning). We were under a tornado warning for at least three hours and it was terrifying, especially because it was at night. The winds were fierce and the lightning and thunder like nothing we usually withstand in the North Country. As it turned out, all of our northern friends were fine, but the devastation in the area was immense. The one thing that I discovered with the tornado is that you dont know when or where it is going to hit and you are pretty much powerless to defend yourself against it, especially in a mobile home. This was our second go around for the winter and we are praying it is our last. My take on the whole situation is that Ill take a good old fashioned Noreaster any day of the week! The latest tragedy on the Northway just might complete the final push for cell phone coverage on that barren stretch of road. We can certainly hope so and we know that Teresa Sayward, Betty Little and Janet Duprey are working diligently on this issue.
The Mayors Cup is to go on on July 7. This will be the 30th anniversary of the sailing race, according to Mayor Kaspryzak and Dr. Kjell Dahlen who works tirelessly to bring this event to the public. This is the 15th year of the Sunrise Rotarys involvement in the race as one of the lead sponsors and they have helped to make this the biggest and best race on the lake. Lake Champlain Transportation Company will be providing a ferry boat so spectators may watch the race from the water. Some of the landlubber events will also continue.