I mentioned recently how it was now officially spring, but it certainly didn't feel like it. Well, this past Friday on April first Mac's Ice Cream Stand opened up for the season, and I got to start walking my laps around my neighborhood without wrecking my sneakers this weekend. I'm certainly not looking into the logic of doing my laps for my health and to drop some weight and then I stop at Mac's on the final lap.

I even got to bring out my grill to barbecue dinner on Saturday. Okay, so I had to grill out on my driveway in the front rather than the back as I couldn't open up my garage back doors as the pile of snow was still blocking the doors. I'll still take whatever I can get to call it spring. Honestly, I love the winter with the cooler temperatures and the beautiful snow covered ground, but that 30-inch snowstorm was a bit much to take. Now I feel spring really has begun. Next up I plan to work on spring cleaning my house and removing all the winterizing around my windows. Then I'll really be all set for nicer weather and taking naps. Now just to find a nice hammock.

Nothing new to report on the paving stone contest or the garden contest. In the middle of the month, the village officials will have their next meeting and both of these events are definitely on the agenda.

A lot of construction is going on at the Keeseville Elementary school, so drive carefully around that area. As a teacher myself I know how difficult the state is making it for schools to rationalize their budgets. Many tough choices need to be made and rather than complaining once these decisions are made get involved constructively now providing input and suggestions. Let's see if we can all work together to make the best of a bad situation.

Once more I urge everyone who is finding all sorts of minor repairs that are needed from the long winter to remember our Keeseville stores before heading out to Plattsburgh or elsewhere to buy the needed materials. I love the convenience and the friendliness of the stores right within walking distance of my house. Stay safe and enjoy the changing season.

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