Keeseville Column

Happy May to everyone reading this column. Hopefully the April showers will bring Goff Flowers to us soon!

Speaking on that, MaryAnne Goff emailed me that the next story time at the Keeseville Library on Front Street will be Monday, May 7, at 10 a.m. with the theme of “Monkey Business.” That is a great theme and should provide a lot of fun and some great stories.

Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. until noon will be the Guardian training for the May 18 and June 8 North Country Honor Flights. The training will occur at the Clinton County Government Center, 137 Margaret Street in Plattsburgh in the first floor conference room. While this training is only for already registered volunteers and Guardians, the North Country Honor Flight is always welcoming more volunteers to their very worthy cause. Contact Director Danny Kaifetz either through the website NorthCountryHonorFlight.org or by phone 834-9901.

Also Saturday, May 4, the North Star Underground Railroad Museum will be opening up for the 2013 season. Opening Day will feature a minibus tour of Underground Railroad sites in and near Keeseville and Peru. Stops include a hidden room located in a barn at the former Stephen Keese Smith farm in Peru, the Quaker Cemetery and local churches that helped enslaved people escape from slave catchers. The museum will be open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October. Free admission all season except for a ten dollar charge for the tour, reservations are required. The museum is located on 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm. You can contact the museum through email at urg@frontier.com or by phone 834-5180.

Don’t forget the Champlain Area Trails Photo Contest going on through May 15. Submit up to five photographs taken from a CAT’s trail and include a short 25-100 word caption about the photographs. Entries will be accepted at catscontest@gmail.com. Please title the entry, Photo Contest, include the caption text in the body of the email and attach the photo as a medium resolution JPEG. Good luck to all who enter and enjoy the beautiful trails.

Enjoy all the goings-on and the beautiful outdoors that we are surrounded by.

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