Keeseville Column

I have just learned that we have a newly founded North Country Honor Flight here in Keeseville which services Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. Meetings are held at the Keeseville Fire Station and the next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. Four flights are scheduled this year already with the first planned for May 18. Honor Flights are a wonderful tribute to our World War II Veterans as it gives them a chance to fly to Washington to witness the Memorial at no charge to them. All World War II Vets qualify. The North Country Honor Flight is in the need of volunteers, individual and corporate donations, and organizations that would like to hold fundraisers to benefit the Honor Flight. The group plans on showing the film Honor Flight at Hawkins Hall of Plattsburgh State sometime in the future, and I will certainly provide more information on this as I learn it. Any interested parties are encouraged to contact Danny Kaifetz, Director of the North Country Honor Flight, 1 Derek Drive, Keeseville NY, 12901, by phone at 834-9901 or email at DK-1@charter.net. The Flight also has a Facebook page as well. Hopefully, many local vets will be able to take advantage of this wonderful tribute to their service, and of course, many thanks to Danny and the rest of the organization for providing this tribute.

I received a great email from the Hohns that with the Lake being frozen the eagles are now out gracing us with their spectacular beauty, at least over in Port Douglas as they saw six in one day and their neighbors watched eight, including adults and juveniles. I ride the CCPT bus every morning to work and love starting my day with the sighting of many ducks and loons on the Lake. The eagles add an amazing majesty to an already stunning vista. Again, I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

Stay well and enjoy the natural beauty of our home! Namaste’

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