The Fourth of July weekend here in Willsboro and Essex is like a big community family reunion, where we get to see many of our summer families along with visiting family. It truly is great to catch up and greet people we have not seen for awhile.
I had the pleasure of having 15 of my personal family here for the weekend, and we spent much of our time at the camp on Willsboro Bay. Sunday evening there was a terrific fireworks display all the way down the Point shoreline to the bottom of the Bay area. Fireworks were popping out all around us. Then, to top it off, two local families had weddings this past weekend. Heather and Travis Sheehan were married in Lake Placid with a lot of family and friends there to help them celebrate. Spencer and Aimee Lobdell III were married out on Willsboro Point with a reception at the Knights of Columbus in Keeseville. Best wishes to both couples.
As a community, we are very proud of some of our serious runners that recently entered the 2010 Lake Placid Half Marathon (13.1 miles) June 13. The runners included Wanda McKenna, Christine Benedict and her niece, Amanda Chenaille, Jennifer and Jessica McCauliffe, Ashley Walker and Andrea Rushford. This was to raise money for the Cancer Society in memory of Lynn Lee.
You need to watch for all of the events around town, such as the art exhibits at the Paine Library. Their annual meeting will be held Thursday, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. The film society will be hosting movies. There will be a food sale Saturday, July 10 in front of the old IGA store in the morning.
Sad to learn of the death of Rita Farrell this past week - she has been a life long member of our community.
Happy Birthday to Peter Feeley 7/12, Dorothy Shephard 7/16, Mallory Young 7/16, Mat Sayward 7/17. Happy Anniversary to Ed and Doris Collins 7/12.