The two famous groundhogs had a difference in predictions this past weekend, but it looks like our region will have at least six more weeks of winter weather. The problem for us is that our recent weather conditions produced ice conditions. I came on to several reports of people falling this past week, one needs to step outside with caution. There still seems to be quite a bit of sickness around the community, and better weather would be welcomed. Hope the weather did not stop you from getting out to register your vote in the Primary this past week. Remember if we do not register our votes, we really should not complain about the outcome. The season of Lent is upon us as we celebrated Ash Wednesday this past week and Easter will be over by the end of March, wow where does the time go. Hopeful that maybe our season fly away residents will return sooner. The approach of Spring means that the community will soon be looking for volunteers to assist with providing docents at the Heritage Center, Adsit Cabin, Visitors Center. Hopeful that you will give this some consideration and offer a half day a week to one or more of these places. If interest or need more details check with the Town Hall and they will direct you to the contact persons. Our Post Mistress, Christen Benedict recently ran in a marathon race to raise funds and awareness to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma research. This was a 26 .2 mile run and she finished to the end. Some 34,000racers participated in the Phoenix, Az. Rock & Roll Marathon. Chris raised around $5,600 and is still accepting donations for the cause. While there she met up with Jess Lincoln who also ran in the Marathon for a half run of 13.1 miles. Chris is planning to enter a future event in this general area later this year. A few of our local residents attended the Go Red for Womens breakfast in Plattsburgh. This event was to help educate the importance for women to be aware of the signs of good heart health. The whole month of February will highlight the importance of the public to be aware of heart diseases and how to avoid having this kind of trouble. If interested you can make a donation for this cause at the local bank in honor or memory of a loved one, Donations start at $1 and what ever you care to give. The role of parenting is not an easy task, children at all ages gives parents times to scratch our heads on just what we should do to raise our children. To this end the Smith House and the Samaritan Family Counseling Center have made available a program for interested parents to come explore their concerns. The first session was held at the Willsboro School Library this past week. If there was enough interest shown there would be more sessions offered in the future. This is a great service for parents of children of all ages to come together and share ideas, gain insight and some possible suggestion for you to better handle problems in your family. We certainly know that this is a very different world facing our children, so hats off to these two originations for making this program available. For more information contact either organizations. Another learning opportunity at the local school they are offering Adult Computer Classes, classes are free check their web site or call 963 4456 Ext. 396 for more information. Birthday Greetings to Nicholas Ball 2/9, Dillon Spooner 2/10, Cody Sayward 2/10, Ronald Strong 2/11, Dian hrent 2/11, Nancy Ahrent 2/12, Mary Sue Arnold 2/13, Happy Anniversaries to Sherry & Junior Mitchell & Walt & Linda Morgan 2/14.

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