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I do believe folks, our summer is over! The weekend, by Sunday, had turned decidedly cooler and we all woke up this morning to the pitter patter of rain on the roof. It is actually well beyond the time for cooler weather, and I, for one, welcome it. My roommate, on the other hand, is ready to pack and leave for the sunny south! Congratulations to Kathy OConnor, who aced the 14th hole at Adirondack Golf and Country Club. Witnesses to this rare feat were Phebe Sturm and Gayle Carroll. On Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. there will be a 5K walk/run to support breast cancer research, environmental links to this disease and further education and awareness. One-hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the New York Breast Cancer Support and Education Network. Registration and check in is at 9 a.m., with the race starting at 11 a.m. The sign-in spot is in downtown Plattsburgh on Bridge Street. The cost is $5 per entry, or $10 with a T-shirt request. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so if you are a walker or a runner, this is a great cause. There will be a performance at 10:15 a.m. and a speech by Mayor Kaspyrzak at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday, Oct. 13, there will be a Fall Foliage Tour of Valcour Island. Times are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 1-3 p.m. A guided tour around the historic island will be held. The tour begins at the Peru Boat Launch Site. Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling 566-0505. On Sunday, Oct. 14, St. Josephs will hold its 34th annual turkey harvest dinner from noon until 5 p.m. The event will be held at the parish center in West Chazy. The buffet, which will be a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings, will cost $80 for adults and $4 for children ages six to 12. Take-outs will be available by calling 493-4521. On this chilly morning, a turkey dinner has a large appeal, doesnt it? There will be a Haunted Plattsburgh tour Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 27, with tours at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. leaving from the Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center, located on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. The tours, led by docents, last one and one-half hours. For more information, call the Battle of Plattsburgh Association at 566-1814 or go on-line www.battleofplattsburgh.org. On Monday, Oct. 22, a benefit dinner for the Kent Delord House Museum at Mainely Lobster and Seafood will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and reservations may be secured by calling 561-1035. The Stars on Ice Show is returning to Lake Placid Saturday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. The event, held in the Olympic Center will star Sasha Cohen, our Olympic silver medalist. Tickets are now available for $25 each. Call 523-3330 to reserve your spot! Donations are now being welcomed for Plattsburghs safe house. The push is on during October, which is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Several businesses have boxes and they include City Hall, Plattsburgh City Chamberlain, Living Chiropractic, CVPH Fitzpatrick Cancer Center and Mountain Lake PBS. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center is presenting A Flu Pandemic and You! beginning at 7 p.m. This seminar, presented by Paula Calkins-Lacombe, director of the Clinton County Health Department, will provide an overview of Avian/Bird Flu surveillance and discuss the impact the flu pandemic would have on national, state and local levels. The seminar will also provide an overview of plans that have been developed both statewide and locally in the event a pandemic occurs. Finally, it will provide community participants with simple, how to information to prepare for a variety of emergencies at home. The event will be held at the Comfort Inn and is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so call 562-7169 to register. The CVPH Foundation office does great things! Has everyone gotten their flu vaccination or at least made arrangements for it? It doesnt appear there is a shortage of the vaccine this year, and that is a good thing! This coming weekend my three daughters, my daughter-in-law and I are heading out for a girls weekend in Ottawa! We have a comedy club and a murder mystery dinner theater on the docket for entertainment. Next week, Ill be sure to report how we enjoyed those events as well as the weekend as a whole! Until then, enjoy soccer and football, if those are your choices, but just the cool crisp fall air is enjoyment enough! Until next week, you certainly know the drill!

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