Essex 3-28

One of the good things about growing old is not having to put up with the bad things of youth. One of the bad things with getting old is to see the death of cherished people. Sadly, Teresa Tart passed away leaving Essex with another gap in the lives of good, honest, loving, and sincere people. For years Teresa had crippling arthritis with so many people never knowing of her considerable pain. Universally loved and admired, Teresa is gone and who is there to replace her? She went with God as we all knew she would.

Virginia Slonaker, internationally known artist, was in town last week and provided the Willsboro Heritage Society's Museum with some smashing touches to the growing Champy Show scheduled for a summer opening. Ms. Slonaker will be featured this year in an international art show in Holland. The museum was fortunate to have her in attendance.

Who (or is it whom?) says we ain't gots culture around here. Last week, we gathered pussy willows which are not available in Cucamonga, the friends of the Grange had their monthly meeting, 25 (yes I counted them) wild turkeys walked across the Frank Cross farm even though it was posted, artists Bea Carrick, Cory Gillilland, and Matt Looby will celebrate their birth month with a burst of energy, Marge and the old gent, who follows her around, dined at the Sportsman after their return from LaLa land on the West coast, Historian Nick Muller's well received talk on Lake Champlain smuggling gave two of us some border crossing ideas which can't be used cause neither of us own a boat. Lastly, John Ferry is scheduled to give a Beldon Noble Library talk on how Europeans and Native Americans treated the land. I vote for benign neglect.

In political news, fans of Congressional candidate Tedisco will be pleased to know that Denny's has announced the addition of a TEDISCO WAFFLE to their menu.

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