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Keeseville 10/9

We are now at the point when temperatures are fluctuating greatly. Frost is starting to be a potential, so now is the time to shore up gardens and flowers. I find as I take my late afternoon walks it's also getting a lot darker earlier so weekends are prime time to clean up my garage and shed to prepare for the winter when I really don't want to be out there freezing for longer than I have to be.

As I mentioned last week, I'm in the process of cleaning my mower (which I didn't use nearly enough!) and I'm now eyeing my snow blower, but that is too depressing a thought yet. Maybe I'll shift my shovels and snow rake around just to feel better.

I was talking to someone about how I needed to get something, and he quickly responded with how it was at Lowe's for about $400. My response was why not get it here in Keeseville? Our hardware store should have it as well. Overall, I really don't see things costing much more here if at all than in Plattsburgh. Stores come and go all the time there. Things go here, but they certainly don't come as often, so I think shopping here should be the first suggestion. How can any place stay open if we don't keep the money in our community?

I heard from the Chesterfield Fish and Game Club the roof fixing work party was a great success. This is an organization that is really coming alive, which is wonderful to see as they have much to offer our community.

Now is the time to head out and see all the incredible fall foliage. Please remember the fallen foliage really needs to be properly disposed of in bags to the dump. Just walking around our streets there are so many spectacular colors already and the AuSable River after last week's rain is also a really something to see. Let's get out and enjoy what has been given to us.

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