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Willsboro Column

How quickly with the turn of the calendar into a new year we tend to fall into our regular routines. Even with winter and the goodly amounts of snow; there is still plenty of things to keep us busy. The Paine Library still has several events and it is nice to see that there is more there than just books, so stop in from time to time.

The Congregational church is once again starting up their winter Coffee House series of fun Saturday evening events every couple of weeks. The first one will be on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. featuring the Sounds of the Northway. Refreshments will be available for a reasonable fee of $5 for adults and $2 for students. The films shown locally every couple of weeks, now held at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall.

The bowling lanes keep having special events posted on their outside sign. From time to time there are special features at the local restaurants. Many of the groups or organizations are busy making plans for their summer special events.

The pride in our school keeps coming into my attention. recently learned of one of our teachers Marie Blatchey has earned the highest credential available to American educators by recently becoming a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards this certification is recognized as excellent; and best of all she is one of our teachers. My association with Marie is through the mentor program for Juniors and Seniors to encourage them to make the best of their education possibilities.

Happy to learn that the Willsboro Congregational Church has been successful in obtaining a part time pastor that will be joining them early this summer. He is Rev. Jonathan Lange. Soon he and his wife will become full time residents here in Willsboro.

Happy Birthday to: Ruth Pytlak Jan. 16, Marion James Jan. 17, Peggy Hunn Jan. 18, Deanna Mero Jan.18, Grace Uhlig Jan.19, Cecile Mc Vicker Jan. 19, Doug Young Jan. 19, Rita Devan Jan. 19.

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