Our snow is going away fast, even though the weather is rather cold so it looks like spring will be here soon. That makes me realize that it will not be long and our fair weather friends will be thinking about returning fairly soon. It also makes those that make Maple syrup that it is time to get out those sap buckets. If you are interested in making your own syrup, I noted that Poko-O-McCready and the outdoor Ed Center are celebrated January as Maple Month. They offered some workshops to help educate those interested in this subject to learn more about its production. They are doing some great educational things up there, so watch for their informative newsletters around town.
I learned this week that the Willsboro/Essex Rescue Squads have now combined their efforts into one unit to server both communities. They expressed a concern as now the drivers upon demand could come from either town, and they may not always be familiar with some of the house streets and numbers. They would find it most helpful if we would put our house numbers out on our mail boxes or near the road in some way, this would be most helpful especially for night time calls. They do a great job to serve us and time lost in finding our house could make a big difference for those in need.
I was able to attend a nice meet and greet gathering for Dan Stec, our new State Assemblyman this past Friday evening. This was held in the cafeteria of the Common Wealth building and there were county and local officials as well as several business persons in attendance. He seems eager to represent us in Albany and was open to hearing our concerns for his support in the days ahead. That is a great building for holding such events.