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Keeseville Column

I talked to Mary Ann Goff of the Keeseville Free Library right before writing this column. There will be a story time this week on Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. The theme will be “Hopping into Spring.” All are welcome for a great time of reading fun.

The first meeting of the North Star Underground Railroad Museum’s free reading discussion group “Making Sense of the Civil War” has met. Anyone interested in finding out more about this should visit nyhumanities.org/discussion-groups/adults or northcountryundergroundrailroad.com.

The North Country Honor Flight has been officially accepted into the National Honor Flight as a new Honor Flight Network member. The last meeting at the VFW Post had between 60 and 75 members and guests including ten World War Two Veterans. They are accepting donations on their website: NorthCountryHonorFlight.org and Facebook page. The May Honor flight is full and the June flight is currently half full. Please get involved in this very worthy cause either through donation or volunteering.

I get such a kick out of and greatly appreciate all the people who approach me about my bird watching as reported via this column. I am happy to say I’ve finally seen one of the Bald Eagles this year over by the Lake. The eagle was perched on the top branch of a tall tree looking as majestic as only they can. I’m surprised at all the ducks that were peacefully swimming around just below the eagle. Earlier that day I got to see a large hawk swoop down on something in the bushes by the side of Route Nine North. It is so rewarding living up here and keeping an eye open as there really is an amazing amount of wildlife all around us on the edge of the Adirondack Forest.

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