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Willsboro 1/9/10

I am writing from a winter wonderland of a new white snow covering the beautiful North Country. At this writing, we are experiencing a good winter storm. Some things had to be canceled this past weekend, and the road crews have been busy. The weather stayed good until after the New Years Eve celebrations, so assume everyone got home safely. Reports are that the Willsboro Bowling Alley was a very lively place on New Year's Eve, with many locals enjoying having a local place to go celebrate.

The headlines for us here in Willsboro was when we learned that the North Country's New Year's Baby was born to a local couple. A baby girl, named Kierstin, to Bridget & Shane Brown arrived on New Years Day. She is the granddaughter of Linda & Larry Brown and Holly & Brad French; a very proud family to welcome this little girl.

Last week I told that there were some local winter graduates from Clinton Community College, but I did not know some of the names. Congratulations to Shelby Stoker, Matt Sayward, Joseph Murphy and Brittany Pope. Sorry to learn that Jack Williams, former music teacher at our local school, had a heart attack this past week, we wish him a full recovery and our best wishes. Reports are that June Lincoln who is in a rehab unit down in Granville is making steady progress in her health condition. Those wishing to send her a card send care of Indian River Nursing Home, 17 Madison Ave., Granville, N.Y. 12832.

The Winter entertainment is once again about to start as the Willsboro Congregational Church begins their series of Coffee House gatherings. The first one will be held Saturday, Jan. 16 starting at 7 p.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. Entertainment is provided by the Too Tall String Band. There will also be refreshments available; a great way to spend a winter evening.

The next movie to be shown by the Champlain Valley Film Society will be Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Willsboro Central Schoool. The movie is "Julie & Julia" staring Meryl Streep as Julia Child. The film will be introduced by Chef John Ferry.

Happy Birthday to Vivian Ball, 1/3; Cole & Chase Pierce, 1/3; Lisa Boardman, 1/7; Lacey Ahrent, 1/9; and Catherine Bigelow, 1/10.

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