Those who have been reading my column know that I have a seriously large pair of rose-colored glasses that I constantly wear. We are bombarded with bad news and strife in the world all the time which is a tremendous shame as I truly believe there is far more good than bad. With this philosophy firmly in place I am very happy to report that the village of Keeseville has many plans to step up to the plate and improve our community. This is the kind of news that I love to write.

Many great volunteers, tenants and even inmates from Moira came forward and worked around the clock to protect our village from the flooding doing a great job. Mayor Rock was very happy to report that there are no road issues in Keeseville.

I also have new information about the paving stone contest and that there will not be a flower contest. Everyone is encouraged to make paving stones by pouring cement into a wooden frame and before it sets to add whatever elements are desired to create an artistic masterpiece. Maybe marbles or handprints are your thing or maybe you want to try your hand at a stick drawing and then painting it. Cement and wood for frames should be readily available at Adirondack Hardware and should not cost a lot of money. Anybody can enter but only residents of Keeseville can win. The stones will be put permanently on display on the walkway by the office and there is a lot of room for many stones.

This Friday is the last day of the Scholastic Bookfair at the Keeseville Elementary School to benefit the Keeseville Free Library. Make sure to stop by. Later this summer will be the great booksale at the library itself which is always a lot of fun.

Finally, Mayor Rock had a lot of information about the plans to work on and improve J.C. Park. A village meeting occurred this past Monday and next week I will find out more about the excited goings-on to revitalize this park.

It's a great time to be living in our community; enjoy all it has to offer and stay safe and well.

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