Keeseville 7-24-10

This weekend is looking pretty busy in our neighborhood. First is the weekly Farmers' Market on Friday night. Saturday will have flowers blooming as the library holds its benefit Keeseville Garden Tour. The free summer reading program is continuing at the library Monday, July 26, from 10-11 a.m., with the theme of Squish Squash Freshwater and Wetlands discussion. For the last week, while the children are enjoying story time, parents can enjoy the wonderful paintings on display and for sale as done by local artist Judith Corilgano. The library's summer hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 7 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays. Visit on-line at www.cefls.org/keeseville.htm or call 834-9054 for more information.

Also, this Saturday, July 24, the Ironman will be running down in Lake Placid, so traffic may be heavier than usual off Exit 34 of the Northway. Proceed with caution and sheer on the hard-working athletes.

I am thrilled to find so many events going on in our community, but I find, with my son, we can find lots to do even on quiet days. We have taken to walking along the AuSable River and around the downtown area of Keeseville, taking in all the sights from the bridges and the steep stairs leading up to Pleasant Street from below near the Riverside Tavern.

After an spectacular initial walk, we have taken to carrying our cameras with us, as well as a garbage bag and gloves. The area is not horribly overrun with trash, but the simple beauty available to us can so easily be ruined by even one scrap of garbage. My son and I have found that, while it is easy for one person to carelessly discard litter into our community, it is just as easy for us to pick it up and get rid of it. And then the next person will just see the beauty. Enjoy it.

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