Keeseville 7-10

Congratulations to a couple of academic bright spots for our community. Daniel Dohman and Ryan Blaise were this year's AVCS valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Samantha Bashaw graduated from Seton Academy and was a recipient of the Bishop's Award for excellence in academics, community service, spiritual life and school sponsored activities. She is an altar server at Saint John the Baptist Church here in Keeseville as well.

Keeseville Free Library will be starting a new art exhibit this week, featuring the work of the artist Judith Corigliano. The exhibit began July 8 and will continue during regular library hours through Friday, July 30. Corigliano's exhibition will include paintings, mixed media and monoprints, which is a unique art still in which no two works are exactly alike; kind of a printed painting using various colors and materials. The library's summer hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 7 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visit on-line www.cefls/keeseville.htm or call 834-9054 for more information.

Another important aspect that has come up this summer is the annual proliferation of bicycles on the road, with many cycling events such as the nearby Ironman Triathlon and bikes being the best means of transportation for kids during school break. Everybody needs to share the roads as they are needed for both cars and bikes. With virtually no protection, a slight clipping from a car can have devastating, if not fatal, results.

Cars need to give room, but bicyclists are just as responsible to obey traffic laws, which include right of ways, correct side of roads, stopping for traffic signs and lights, and riding single file. I have watched numerous kids blow through stop lights, signs, and corners without looking for traffic. I have watched numerous, obviously professional, bikers slowing traffic down as they ride two to three abreast. The laws apply to everyone. Think safe. Enjoy the summer.

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