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Willsboro 6/6/09

The summer rush of activities is in full swing. This past weekend we had the privilege of attending the Goff Brothers concert. Mitchell, age 14; Matthew, age 12; Jonathan, 10; and Joseph, 8, performed piano, violin and cello with great perfection and it was truly an evening of pleasure. The Congregational church had a weekend concert at their church this past Saturday evening.

Some 14 of the New Beginnings group along with six members of the Lincoln family came together at the 99 Restaurant to celebrate Pat Lincoln's 80th birthday this past Sunday. This group has a great time going out to eat a couple times a month. On our trip home we were treated to a beautiful sighting of a double, bright-colored rainbow that arched the sky. Along with this rare beauty came a wind and rain storm that took down several trees and power lines here in Willsboro.

We tend to take a lot of everyday things in our community for granted, but we all need to note a change is taking effect on June 1. Our Rural Mail carriers are changing routes, Danny Sweatt after 20 years of delivering mail here in Willsboro, is switching with Wanda McKenna who has delivered for 18 years on the Essex area. This is being done with a mutual desire to make the switch. Congratulations and many thanks for a super job over the years of service to both of our communities.

Some great upcoming events include the Quadricennial events coming up these two weekends. On June 6th there is the parade and the community style family picnic at Noblewood, along with music. Then on Saturday, June 13 an all day event of activities at Noblewood will feature storytelling, Indian History, planting of a peace tree, music, farmers's' market, a visit from Samuel Champlain's stand in and much more. It is a whole day of activities.

The Willsboro Heritage Museum opens with a reception to highlight the new exhibit of "Champy" and to honor Sid Couchey. A special Spring Luncheon of the Christian Women is scheduled on Wednesday, June 17, 12:15 at the Essex Community Church, featuring Liz Morgan as their guest speaker.

Happy Birthday: Richard Morgan 6/6, Lindsay Hammel 6/6, Mat & Max Longware 6/10. Happy anniversary to Leanna & Dick DeNeal 6/8, Tammy & Tim Benway 6/9.

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