The calendar states that spring started this week, but Mother Nature did not check the calendar and delivered another foot of snow this past week. Regardless there is much to be thankful for in our community. The local pharmacy changed hands this past week, met the new owner and his manager are anxious to start serving our pharmacy needs. A recent letter from the Smith House is very uplifting of their efforts to make our medical center more community friendly and serve their clients best interest. Hats off to the Champlain Valley Film Society for providing interesting movies here in our local communities, at a very reasonable price. This past week was The Last King of Scotland a powerful movie and on April 28 they will show the award winning movie The Queen. The Willsboro Methodist church had another one of their special events this weekend. They had a great ham supper and then wowed the crowd with 17 special modeling of wardrobe selections from the Keeseville Thrift Shop only to be hounded by the IRS inspector. These are fun events you dont want to miss and are by advance ticket only, so get on their list. Their next public supper will be on April 4 serving chicken and biscuits. Another one of the Lenten special service at the Essex Community Church with a lunch and speaker on Friday, March 23. Special happy birthday to Wayne Benedict who turns 90 on March 23, he loves visitors and mail. Birthday greetings to Leslie Wilkins March 26, Barbara McKaig March 28, Marlene Young March 29, Ann Choate March 30, Tracie Gay March 30, Bob McVicker March 21.