Elizabethtown Column

It’s hard to believe we’re planning Labor Day weekend! Where did the summer go? I sure hope we have a awesome fall of great weather. There are many excellent fun things happening around the area. Check out these towns for you Labor Day weekend festivities. Port Henry-Moriah’s family event with parade, rides, live music and fireworks. Saranac Lake’s Farm 2 Fork festival on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. with food tastings, workshops, entertainment and children’s events. Schroon Lake’s huge celebration beginning Friday, Aug. 30, with a movie about Grace Hudowalski, Saturday’s, Garage in the Park, Street Dance and fireworks, then Sunday, Sept. 1, with a duck race, jam session, art show and much more, or Westport’s Marina Lobsterfest at the Galley. Reservations are needed, call 962-4356.

The final presentation of the season at the Depot Theatre will begin Friday, Aug. 30, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 15. This last showing is titled “Lombardi” by Eric Simonson, the real story of the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers Football team, whom the Super Bowl Trophy is named after. For more information call 962-4449 or email boxoffice@depottheatre.org.

CATS, Champlain Area Trails, is announcing their new adopt a trail program. Interested Trail Adopters will be ask to keep trails safe, maintained by clipping as the hike and report any potential problems to the program coordinator, Gail Testa. If you want to be a trail adopter, contact Gail at 962-2287. This is an excellent family project. CATS, is also hosting a Cheney Mountain Hike, to benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elizabeth Lee, naturalist and outdoor guide will lead the hike. The cost of the hike is $75 and includes lunch, with all proceeds going to High Peaks Hospice.

BRASS, Boquet River Association, Director Julie Martin, would like anyone that missed the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, “Japanese Knotweed Management Summit” workshop on Aug. 5, the information is online at adkinvasive.com/JKSummit.html. Those individuals that have a problem with Japanese Knotweed can get information, management options and permits when dealing this very invasive plant.

Remember, this Saturday, Aug. 31, the brush dump is open for Elizabethtown residents from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please abide by the rules when using the area.

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