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New calendar looks at Champlain's history

When it comes to future calendars, Patrick said he is "always thinking about potential subjects for the next year's calendar."

"I will start to seriously think about it in winter and may do some preliminary work then," said Patrick. "I also have a good idea what photos I will use. If I cannot fit a photo in for this year, I put it in the folder for next year which makes it easier to choose photos."

What keeps Patrick producing calendars year after year is his own love of history, and the following his calendars has received.

"I went to a Champlain school reunion this summer and found that many people already had the complete series," said Patrick. "It started with only one relative getting my calendar and now, so many more have bought it."

Calendars are available in Champlain at Kinney Drugs, Champlain Memorial Library, Chauvin Agency, the Samuel de Champlain History Center and at the town and village of Champlain offices. Calendars are also available at Cornerstone Drug and Gift in Rouses Point, Conroy Organics in Beekmantown, and, in Plattsburgh, Cornerstone Bookshop, the Clinton County Historical Association and the Kent-Delord House.

Calendars cost $15 each, with proceeds benefiting the Glenwood Cemetery Association, Champlain.

For more information, including how to order past calendars in Patrick's series, visit www.moorsfieldpress.com.

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