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Keeseville 11/6

The month of thanksgiving is upon us leaving just one more before a whole new year. Not ready to think about that yet nor the fact that when I took my dog, who no longer smells like a skunk, for which I am certainly thankful, out Sunday morning it was to the sight of snow on the ground. Really not ready for that yet. But I guess that comes with living in the North Country!

A thank you to all that turned out to vote this past Tuesday. Good luck to all the future leaders of our area. Personally, I am looking forward to a much emptier mailbox and much less ringing of the phone. Each year the campaigning deluge seems to get closer and closer to being a serious trespass of my privacy. But maybe that's just me.

I want to thank George Armstrong, who e-mailed a very interesting story concerning the suspended bridge here in town. Our community is rich in historical lore dating back to the time of the Native Americans through the first settlements to the utilization of the AuSable River for resources and certainly on to the present. I plan to do some more research on this and other such stories to see what I can turn into a writing piece. If anyone else has any interesting historical information regarding our area please feel free to drop me a line.

The Nazarene Church is working very hard on the first festival of trees and this promises to be a real neat event.

With a fairly large Catholic community in Keeseville it might be worth noting Bishop LaValley will again be in our area down the road celebrating the annual diocese Harvest Mass this year Sunday Nov. 7, 1 p.m. at St. Augustine's in Peru. I've had the pleasure of attending this mass before, and it is a wonderful event and very much worth attending.

So time to plan our thanks and get set for some more of that fluffy white stuff. Happy November everybody!

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