Willsboro 7-31-10

It is very exciting to see the many improvements on some of the houses around town. The old Marshall house, now the Blanchard house on Mountain View Drive, now has an all new roof and siding, and it looks wonderful. Another house on Mountain View that has taken on a new look is the home of Joan Strong, which, with a new roof, siding and a new porch, looks great. It would seem that a good new house paint color could be a bright blue. There is one on Mountain View Drive and a porch on a house on Middle Road, and both really stand out. Really nice to see people making these kinds of improvements to their homes.

Summer is moving along quickly, but there are still some great events coming up. The library's annual Old Time Folk Craft Fair, with more than 50 vendors, is a much enjoyed event Saturday, July 31. The Adirondack Farmers Market Co-op will be celebrating their 20th anniversary Thursday, Aug. 5, here at their site in Willsboro. They are having a big cake, give away items and would like people to come out and celebrate with them. The Willsboro United Methodist Church will be having a chicken and biscuit public supper Wednesday, Aug. 4, starting at 4:30 p.m. The Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be held the week of Aug. 15-20.

With the art exhibits at the library and the Essex Theatre productions, events are very busy in this little community. Hope you will get out and cheer on the 1,700 Canadian bike riders that will be going through our town Tuesday, Aug. 10, during noon time. Help to make them feel welcome by giving them space on the road and cheering them on their journey.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Mertie Strong, who passed away this past week. She was the Valley News reporter for many years and a long time resident of the Reber community.

Happy Birthday to Jean Holihan 8/2, Riley Ahrent 8/3, Sherry Mitchell 8/8, Glen Sayward 8/9. Happy Anniversary to Darcy & Bruce Hale 8/1.

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