Walking through downtown Keeseville this past weekend, my son and I saw a lot of construction going on in several of the empty business spots on the main street. This is exciting to see. We have had numerous fun treks during our summer off from school and have found a lot to occupy our time pleasantly, but the prospects of new things to explore is always exciting and certainly good for our community. But in order for anything new to survive, it is up to us to patronize it whenever we can. Be curious and check things out; it can be a lot of fun.
We also saw a lot of yard sales going on as this is still the season for them. We also have been seeing the after effects of decent stuff tossed curbside with "free" written on them or heaping piles waiting for the garbage collection. Don't forget if you have things that are in good usable condition, we have a very active Thrift shop at the Methodist Church. This gives a chance for people in need to get what they need affordably. Also, in times of emergency, the church comes to aid with whatever it has that can replace what was lost. So before discarding those unwanted items, look at them carefully, and if they are in good usable condition, make that extra effort to get it into hands that can use them to make all the difference in the world to others in our community.
After Thoughts, a local musical group based in our community, will be performing in Peru this Friday at St. Augustine's for the price of some canned goods to benefit the local food shelf.
This week marks the opening act of Speedy Arnold for The Gibson Brothers at the Essex Fair Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. While an internationally recognized act, the Gibson Brothers have many ties to our local community and love to interact with musicians from their past, such as Speedy. Another wonderful thing about this concert is it is also a benefit concert. The Brothers are performing to the benefit of the Mental Health Association of Essex County.
Plenty to do this week as usual, so have a great, safe time.