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Willsboro 7-24-10

A long time summer resident, Hector Richard, will become a centenarian as he turns 100 years old July 25. He was born in 1910 on a farm in Lacolle, Qu bec. The 1918 flu took his parents. In 1928, he came to the U.S., married in 1935, and became a citizen in 1959. He was self-employed in the carpentry business in the Albany area until he established a camp here in Willsboro in 1959. His winters are now spent in Florida. His answer to longevity is to stay positive and active. He golfed, waterskied and wind-surfed well into his 80s and 90s. He says a good diet, a little nip of brandy and good genes helps one to reach this age.

Reminder of the hard work of the town comprehensive plan steering committee is doing: They've reached another level for the public to review. Interested members of the public are invited to attend a forum Saturday, July 24, at 9 a.m. at the Commonwealth Fashions cafeteria. They are seeking the public's input. The next Heritage program will be Friday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Visitor's Center. The program is entitled, "William H. Miner, Why All the Myths?" The public is welcome to attend.

All interested elementary age children are invited to attend the Summer Ecumenical Bible School the week of Aug. 16-20, each morning. The theme is "Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God." It will be held at the Willsboro Methodist Church.

Essex Day is coming up soon with lots of activity. Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. County fairs are starting up - The Essex County Fair will be Aug. 11 to 15. I hear they are going to have several family farms on display.

Happy Birthday: Howard Mero 7/25, Mattie Russell 7/27, Danica Bridge 7/28, John Bigelow 7/29, James Barber 7/30, Barbara Brockney 7/30.

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