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Just when we think fall has arrived, Mother Nature provides us with another shot of summer! This weekend, especially Sunday, was just gorgeous. I spent part of Sunday afternoon sitting on the shore of my lake, enjoying the foliage and yes, folks, the quiet! There were a few boats out there, but most were sailing. The Workforce Investment Board has just sponsored a seminar at CVPH Medical Center and will be holding two more on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the One Workforce office at 194 U.S. Oval in Plattsburgh. This seminar titled "Too Young to Retire" will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Also on the same day, same address from 10:45-11:30 a.m., "Returning to School: Choices for Working Adults" will be held. No pre-registration is required, but for more information call Lisa Straight at Workforce, 561-4295, ext. 3071. Girls Scouts of Northeastern New York will honor four local women at their councils northern region Woman of Distinction event. This event, which also serves as a fundraiser, will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Lake Placid. Tickets for the dinner are $50 and may be reserved by calling 891-2506. The women being honored include: Gail Rogers-Rice, North Country Community College president as "Distinguished Trailblazer;" Chandler Ralph, Adirondack Medical Center president and CEO as "Distinguished Community Leader;" Victoria Zinzer Johnson, The Development Corporation vice president as "Distinguished Junior Trailblazer" and Sophie Clarke, Willsboro, a freshman at Middlebury College as "Distinguished Leader of Tomorrow." There will be lots of Halloween activities over the weekend coming up. I remember my children telling me that as children they always felt like second class citizens in their store purchased costumes, while most of their friends mothers were terribly clever in the costume department! My theory is that you cant be good at everything, right? "Mall-o-Ween," trick-or-treating at Champlain Centre Mall will be held from on Halloween from 4-6 p.m.. There will also be a costume contest from 6-7 p.m. On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Plattsburgh-North Country Country Chamber of Commerce will sponsor "Taste of the North Country" at the Plattsburgh State Field House. There will be a silent auction from 5:30-7 p.m. and a regular auction scheduled at 7. Many area restaurants have food samples and it is a great way to meet and greet your colleagues. I had the opportunity to stop in at Jody Parks' office at the chamber and can tell you that the auction items are beginning to pile up! Kindermusik at the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will begin on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 with "Our Time" for children for ages 18 months to three years and :The Sound of Musical Learning" for older children. For information and to register call 563-1604. This sounds interesting. Also, NCCCA will be holding the Autumn Moon Concert with the Key Winds Trio and the After Five Brass Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. There is a $5 donation for that event. Teen and adult painting classes will be held Fridays from Nov. 9 to Dec. 14 at NCCCA, 30 Brinkerhoff St., Plattsburgh. The student fee is $60, with Brandy Brown the instructor. All skill levels are welcome. A good way to test your artistic ability! NCCCA is certainly providing our region with some interesting new things to try and do. Congratulations to Joe Murphy who bowled his first 300 game Tuesday at North Bowl Lanes. I can only imagine how exciting that must have been! Hello to Beth at Hallmark in Champlain Center. It is extremely gratifying for this columnist to know that people actually do read my words! Thanks, Beth! Sunrise Rotary in Plattsburgh is accepting application for students interested in studying abroad through the Rotary Youth Exchange. Students should be entering their junior year in high school between the ages of 16-18 years. For more information or for an application, call Youth Exchange chairperson Tricia Hendrix-Miner at 643-8650. Go Red Sox! Who would have thought earlier this week the World Series would be in our back yard! I believe when this goes to print, summer will have ended and our weather, most fall like. Enjoy! Be safe on Halloween all of you trick-or-treaters and have a fun time..BOO! Until next week, be safe and be happy!

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