Around the county

School is back in session, soccer and football seasons are in full swing and people with the empty nest for the first time should be well on their way to getting adjusted. Routine is the order of the day, after a much more carefree attitude throughout the summer. Fall is my favorite season in our North Country. I love the crisp feel of the temperatures and the gorgeous leaf display that will soon begin to show!

A lifeguard course will begin at the Plattsburgh YMCA (American Red Cross) with a swim test on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The course will run Tuesdays from 610 p.m. at the Y until the end of December. The cost is $200 and pre-registration is necessary. For more information and to register contact Bunny Adler at 563-2003 or e-mail her at bunny@northnet.org. Lifeguards are in high demand and do a wonderful job for our region and its beaches.

Battle of Plattsburgh events on Sept. 8 include the Cannonball Fun Run, the Plucky Rooster contest, tours of historic buildings, street entertainment, kids games, Battle of Plattsburgh Challenge Cup Bateau Race, a Kids Muster, musical performances, 1814 Battle Reenactment, The parade, Her Majestys Royal Marina Band Concert and the Macomb Ball.

Sunday the 9th activities will include the 19th century Anglican church services, Weatherwax sail ferry to Crab Island, a military encampment at Kent Delord House, musical performances, a confiance anchor exhibit, Shape Note singing, butterfly release by Hospice on City Hall steps, Saratoga replica demonstration and a concert by the US Navy Band Northeast, ceremonial and marching band. Watch the newspapers for times and locations of all of these events. It should be a fun weekend ahead!

The FLW Series Fishing tournament also finishes up this weekend, bringing the nations top fishing pros to our region along with their families and friends. These events pump a lot of money and energy into our region and we welcome all of our visitors.

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