This weekend, there's going to be a garage sale in Westport to benefit Whallonsburg's Lakeside School. The sale will be at 4 Harbourview Terrace in the hamlet, starting at 9 both Saturday and Sunday.

The film society's next offering will be May 28, when it shows five short films. More in next week's column. The Grange is hosting a benefit for the Literacy Volunteers this Saturday evening starting at 7. The theme of the event is vaudeville, an entertainment form I must have missed out on in my youth. A neighbor of mine, who is the charming but corrupt mayor of Reber, will appear in a rather scandalous role bringing further ignominy to his administration and community. There will also be lots of real talent on the stage and the Literacy Volunteers are certainly a worthwhile cause. The Grange is in the center of Whallonsburg, right on Route 22 with lots of parking.

Lake Champlain is still way high and it's raining some more. Although we're not experiencing the same misery as in Mississippi and Louisiana, it's still discouraging to have our short summer season get off to such a bad start.

My sources say that the Pink Pig, an establishment currently just outside of Wadhams, will be moving to the old stone store downtown. I believe their main business is in antiques.

The Adirondack Art Association is gearing up for another summer. Their first show will be opening on Friday, May 27, and will have works of the late Mary Gullo on display. The gallery is in the old fire station, in the middle of downtown, where Route 22 meets the lake shore road. You can read all about the 2011 shows at their website.

I've been busy at the transportation museum in Plattsburgh, giving tours and mowing the lawn. There's a large model train layout in the museum, very popular with kids of all ages, that I get to operate. Last week, some wayward child put a small stone on the tracks, derailing the passenger train. I was annoyed at first, but had to laugh because the kid must have been delighted.

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