Keeseville Column

I received more communication from the Director the North Country Honor Flight. Six World War II veterans are already signed up for the first flight on May 18 three of which are in Keeseville or the immediate area, and they will be the featured guests at the next meeting, Feb. 27 at the Keeseville VFW Post 1505, 6 p.m. Again, the Honor Flight is welcoming volunteers, donations and interested parties to help with fundraising events. 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.

Also received an email from the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association. Through a grant from the NYS Council of the Humanities the Association will be running a five-part series entitled “Making Sense of the Civil War” led by Lincoln Scholar Jim Howard from Peru. Sessions will run Tuesdays from 6:30 until 8 p.m. first session at the Keeseville United Methodist Church on Feb. 26, second session March 12 at the Clinton County Historical Association, third at the Peru Community Church on March 26, April 9 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Plattsburgh and ending on April 23 at the North Star Museum at AuSable Chasm. Participants must sign up for all five sessions and will be reading works by Ulysses S. Grant, Frederick Douglas, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott among others. Personal letters and diaries pertaining to the Civil War period are also welcome for discussion. For more information and to register call 834-5180, email ugr@frontier.com or through the Association’s website at www.northcountryundergroundrailraod.com.

History truly comes alive in our community.

I’m hearing more reports concerning bald eagles on the lake but haven’t been lucky yet myself. Whilst visiting Wickham Marsh this weekend I did see two gorgeous deer over by Harmony Golf Course and of course an amazing number of ducks and loons on the Lake running alongside Route 9N. Namaste’

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