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Elizabethtown Column

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the beginning of a busy summer! The Adirondack History Center is opening for the season with many new exhibits, Saturday, May 25, through the summer is “Work/Wild” a multimedia interactive exhibit, about the people, their environment and the development of the Adirondack region of Essex County. DaCy Meadow Farm will be serving delicious farm fresh lunches at the Museum on Fridays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Farmer’s Market is now open. Remember to shop locally.

On Monday, May 27, start your day with a fantastic Pancake Breakfast at the Church of the Good Shepherd parish hall on Williams Street, beginning at 8 a.m., (Veterans eat free). Afterward, you’ll be ready for the American Legion Memorial Day Parade at 10 a.m. starting on Hand Avenue near the Museum, ending at Windsor/Memorial park with a memorial service. Later, 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. is the Annual Elizabethtown Children’s Fishing Derby at Beaver Dam. Participants ages 3 to 15 are eligible to win prizes in several age groups, they must have their own equipment, be with a guardian to supervise and fish only within designated area. If interested, meet at the gazebo in the park, for more information, call Town Hall at 873-6555. Remember, it’s a yard sale weekend.

Planning ahead, CATS, Champlain Area Trials, is hosting a National Trails Day event on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m. they will be unveiling the new nature interpretation signs illustrated by Sheri Amsel, with a hike on Black Kettle Trail. Adirondack Council’s new Director, William Janeway, will be the featured speaker from 4 to 5 p.m. followed by a reception. For more information, reception costs and details call 962-2287 or register online at champlainareatrails.com.

The last Piano by Nature Concert will be Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. at the Hand House with performances by ragtime pianist, Ethan Uslan. A meet and greet reception will follow with refreshments. Call 962-2949 for reservations, seating is limited.

There has been three more bear sightings out 9N near and past Hurricane Mountain Lane, whether it’s the same bear visiting all the bird feeders, no one knows for sure. Please continue to be aware, especially letting your pets out and avoiding property damage.

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