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Keeseville Column

My apologies to our soon to open new Bistro in downtown Keeseville, I left out a word in its name last week. The new Bistro is Kingsland Square Bistro, and the work inside it and nearby Little Italy Restaurant looks like both will be opening soon for our culinary pleasure.

The North Country Honor Flight are back from their flight last weekend. Next up will be a June 8 flight which will be departing on a charter aircraft from Clinton County Airport. Two more flights are scheduled for mid-September and October this fall. The fall flights still have some seats available for World War II veterans. Honor Flights are all expenses paid for every WW-II veteran. All those who served during World War II and received Honorable Discharges are eligible. Contact the Director, Danny Kaifetz, at 834-9901 or visit NorthCountryHonorFlight.org

On Saturday, June 1, The North Country Underground Historical Association is hosting a presentation by New York State Historian Robert Weible on the critical role New Yorkers played in the lead-up to the Civil War, how abolitionism in the North Country contributed.The presentation is part a NYS Path Through History weekend event and will be at 7 p.m. in the Adirondack Architectural Heritage on 1745 Main Street in Keeseville. Reservations are suggested. Please call 834-5180.

Also June first, Champlain Area Trails is hosting “Celebrate Champlain Area Trails” event in Essex admission is fifteen dollars per person or thirty dollars per family preregistration or at the door for twenty dollars per person or forty dollars per family. The Adirondack Council’s new Executive Director, William Janeway will be making one of his first local public appearances as featured speaker. Janeway will speak from four to five pm followed by a reception with local food and drink provided by Turtle Island Café and Lake Placid Craft Brewing. There wil be activities for children including a nature hike during the first hour. The event will be the Barn and Block House Farm in Essex. Also as part of the celebration two local hikes are scheduled first at 8:45 a.m. in the town of Moriah with the second Annual Mineville Iron Ore Man Challenge to run or hikr the new Cheney Mountain Trail on Pelfershire Road. Registration is five dollars. At 1 p.m. will be a hike on Black Kettle Nature Trail with the new Nature INtrepratation signs by Sheri Amsell located on Cook Road near Whallonsburg. This hike is free. For more information contact CATS at champlainareatrails.com. Have fun.

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