Around the County

Welcome to fall! Even with the welcome warmth still in the air, there is a different feel and we know the seasons have changed. We just returned from a weekend in Maine and the rides over and back were beautiful. The leaves are certainly not at peak, but still the colors are becoming very vibrant.

We enjoyed visiting with my brother and his wife, Bill and Julie Berman. They treated us to a lobster dinner Friday night and it was wonderful to catch up. We walked the beach, shopped and toured our old haunts in Old Orchard Beach. My mother went along and the weather was wonderful! A super weekend, for sure.

Over the weekend, we heard the touring Vietnam Wall was heading to Lewiston, ME, and it would be accompanied by thousands of motorcycles. As we were traveling south on the Maine Turnpike, we witnessed the truck carrying the wall and probably three thousand motorcycles, all with their lights on. Cars were stopping, horns blowing, people on overpasses waving as the parade headed north. I have seen many impressive sights in my time, but Im not sure any could compare to that. From what we heard, the motorcycle drivers were all Vietnam veterans.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Joan Crane will be performing at the Plattsburgh Farmers Market. The market, which is held weekly on Durkee St. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., features fresh organic vegetable, fruit and cheeses, baked goods, jams, maple and honey products and the wares of local artisans.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, the annual CROP walk will be held at 1:30 p.m., beginning at Plattsburgh United Methodist Church on Beekman St. The walk will fan out around the city streets to raise money for the poor around the world and the hungry who come to the Interfaith Food Shelf. Call 561-7545 to participate.

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