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Keeseville Column

Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Many local artisans have their beautiful work for sale as well as great fresh food. The Market is by the river behind The Library on Front Street.

Speaking of the library the Children’s Summer Reading program is going on now every Monday in July starting at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Dig into Reading” with topics including “the dirt on dirt”, “how dirt is useful”, “dirt movers”, and “Under the Earth.” The program is free and always a lot of fun. While at the library be sure to visit the ongoing Art show and sale featuring the photographs of Lynn Manning in a show entitled “Room for Views” running now through Aug. 8. Art shows at the library are always wonderful and very much worth a visit.

I received an email from the North Star Underground Railroad Museum concerning the up coming second annual Freedom Festival of Music. It will be Thursday, Aug. 1 at the AuSable Chasm Pavilion. Featured performers include local favorites Roy Hurd, Lita Kelly, Speedy Arnold, The Lake Champlain Gospel Choir and Charlie Stone and Split Rock. All proceeds will go to benefit the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, which is located just down the hill from the festival site. Admission is seven dollars for adults and two dollars for children under twelve. The festival is scheduled from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., again on Thursday, Aug. 1. Tickets may be purchased at Arnold’s Grocery in Keeseville, Bob’s Music and the Corner Bookshop both in Plattsburgh and at the North Star Museum or at the event itself.

Again went to visit Wickham Marsh and got to see several turtles sunning themselves on logs out in the marsh. I did see much less garbage lying around which was great. Also noticed the Lake is quite high still which raised the level of the Marsh quite a bit. Definitely worth a visit especially with all the beautiful tiger lilies blooming on the road side. Enjoy.

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