Keeseville Column

I received this notification from North Country Honor Flight Director Danny Kaifetz, “One of our Honor Flight veterans, Mr. Albert Sabanos was not able to make our initial flight as he was rushed to Long Island by ambulance and underwent heart surgery last week. He had another very serious heart operation today and is now in recovery and stable but still in precarious condition. We want to forward emails to his daughter so she can read them to him and show him how much support he has from his fellow veterans and from his friends in the North Country. Send responses to HonorFlight@Charter.net.”

The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is presenting New York State Historian Robert Weible speaking on the key role New Yorkers played in major reform movements that led up to the Civil War on Saturday, June first at 7 p.m. at the Adirondack Architectural Heritage headquarters on 1745 Main Street, Keeseville. This presentation is free and open to the public, however reservations are recommended as seating is limited.

June first is also the Celebrate Champlain Area Trails Event which coincides with National Trails Day. The day will include two hikes and then a presentation and reception. The first hike will be in the Town of Moriah at 8:45 a.m. with the second annual Mineville Iron Ore Man Challenge to run or hike the popular new Cheney Trail located on Pelfershire Road. Registration for this hike is five dollars. The second hike will occur at 1 p.m. with a hike on the Black Kettle Nature Trail located on Cook Trail, 1.6 miles west of Whallonsburg; this hike is free and affords the opportunity for the unveiling of the beautiful new nature interpretation signs illustrated by local artist Sheri Amsel. Finally, Adirondack Council’s Executive Director, William Janeway, will be speaking at the Barn at Block House Farm in Essex. The presentation will last from four until five at the same time that activities for children including a nature hike will be occurring. From five until six will be a reception with local food and drink provided by Turtle Island Café and Lake Placid Craft Brewing. Everyone is encouraged to attend the events. Admission to the Janeway event/reception is $15 per person or thirty dollars per family with preregistration. At the door the cost is $20 per person and forty dollars per family. To attend, register online at www.champlainareatrails.com.

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