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Willsboro Column 8-13-11

— We are not hearing the buzz of lawnmowers around the community, as most of our lawns are turning brown for lack of water. We are hopeful that the rain predictions will give assistance soon. It was another busy weekend with the downtown Essex days busy activities; many people came out to enjoy the outing. This summer we have noticed many bikers travailing through our community, this seems to be a popular route. This past weekend we had large number of bikers go through with a motorcycle escort to block intersections for them to travel through safely.

Anyone that might be looking for slightly used treasures might want to check out the selection down at the old Ashline Fruit company site on the summer weekends. They have lots of things to select from at reasonable prices.

A reminder that the Paine Library will be holding their annual used book sale this weekend. The serious buyers might like to attend the Friday, Aug. 12, preview of the books for sale from 5 to 8 p.m. and refreshments are offered. On Saturday, Aug. 13, all books are on sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; come get your supply of winter reading materials.

I have been once again reminded of the strong loyalty that is handed down from Camp PoKo’s campers over the years. The campers have such a wonderful camping experience when attending as a youth; they tend to send their children here years later. Many of these visiting parents come into our visitor’s center to share their experiences.

Sad to report there was a fatal accident this past week on Willsboro Mountain, sympathy is extended to the family of Howard Swinehart, and the speedy recovery of his family that was also in the accident. We also extend speedy recovery to Ed Collins as he spent a few days in the hospital, we need you back out on your lawn observing life as it passes by your house.

Happy Birthday to Terry Ball Aug. 17, Vaughn Jaquish Aug. 17, Ashley Alden Aug. 19, Skiler Stafford Aug. 19, Darcy Hale Aug. 19, Bob Huestis Aug. 19,Tim Benway Aug. 21.

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