Keeseville Column

The Fifth Annual Keeseville Elk’s Lodge Pig n’ Swig is this Sunday, Father’s Day. The Pig n Swig is a big fundraising event with a car show, motorcycle rally, live music, raffles, games and of course food. The show will run from nine am until four in the afternoon. Come out to the Elk’s Lodge for all the fun.

On Friday, June 14, the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is presenting Historian and Adirondack Life contributor Amy Godine at 7 p.m. at the Peru Free Library. She will be presenting her latest research concerning land giveaways by wealthy abolitionist Gerrit Smith in the Adirondacks and the subsequent court battles for former slaves to get the land. This is free and open to the public.

I received a very nice email from the Anderson Falls Heritage Museum located at 96 Clinton Street in Keeseville The Museum is open every Tuesday from 9 a.m. until noon and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or by appointment. Inside you can find historical pictures, articles, artifacts, scrapbooks, and genealogical materials. This is a wonderful way to see the rich local history that we have.

Speedy Arnold recently received the prestigious People’s Choice Award at the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual Adirondack Literary Awards ceremony in Blue Mountain Lake for his book, “What’s an Elephant Doing in the AuSable River?” Copies of the award winning book are available at Arnold’s Grocery Store, 182 Pleasant Street during normal business hours and can be autographed as well. Also an accomplished musician and storyteller Speedy will be appearing at the Plattsburgh Farmers & Crafters Market on Durkee St., Plattsburgh, on June 15 and 29, and the Keeseville Farmer’s Market in downtown Keeseville on June 19.

Don’t forget the Farmer’s Market has now started on Wednesdays by the river in downtown Keeseville. See all the great artisans from nine in the morning until one in the afternoon for a great chance to buy locally.

My grass is mowed and the birds and squirrels are having fun in my feeder. Recently an Osprey has nested atop a utility pole on the edge of Route 87 at the on ramp for exit 34. It is a spectacular bird to see in flight. Enjoy.

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