Keeseville Column

At this point there is only one seat left on the first Honor Flight this May 18. As only 25 seats are available I’m very happy that the coordinators switched from 12 veterans, 12 guardians and one administrator to 15 veterans and 10 guardians which allows three more veterans to participate. Three veterans are also signed up for the June 15 flight.

In addition, three new guardians have volunteered and they have received numerous online donations and will be sharing the Aug. 14 Golf Tournament in Malone with the Salute Military Golf Organization, a great nonprofit group offering wounded veterans the opportunity to learn to play golf. I wish the North Country Honor Flight will in all these endeavors.

The buildup of ice on the AuSable Chasm is gorgeous and well worth a trip. The past week I again have seen hundreds of ducks and loons on the Lake but still no eagles for me. My girlfriend has twice seen a large hawk in the trees between North and South Interstate 87 over by the Peru exit. We’ve noticed a cute rabbit eating drop offs from our backyard bird feeder every morning between the hours of three to five. Daylight is filled with wood doves, cardinals and small wrens at the feeder. My cat and I enjoy the backyard activity very much. Last year I built a window ledge for my cat which gets a lot of use. I know spring is finally coming as I heard the “blasé” bird cry which means they have returned from the south.

Enjoy all the beauty are area offers.


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