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Keeseville Column

My congratulations and thanks to the North Country Honor Flight who so beautifully honored our veterans on Nov. 2 at Hawkins Hall on Plattsburgh State University. The sight of all those veterans sitting on the stage was spectacular.

I received an email that The North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association is having its final fund raiser of the year. The Association along with the Keeseville Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 4 until 7 p.m. The dinner will include the traditional trappings of a spaghetti dinner as well as terrific desserts made by our local wonderful home bakers. There will also be a raffle as part of the fundraising. The dinner will be served at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1435 Route 9 south in Keeseville. The dinner is $7 for adults and $3 for children. For take-out orders please call 834-4689. All proceeds go to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum and the Town of Chesterfield Heritage Center. My thanks to the Keeseville Knights of Columbus for again helping out such a worthy cause for our community.

Otherwise it’s been pretty quiet in the community as we are all settling down for the cold weather ahead of us. I’ve been too busy writing to winterize yet, but I’m sure I’ll get to it before Thanksgiving. My poor girlfriend witnessed a local cat catch a squirrel dinner at our bird feeder the other day. My cat slept through the entire incident.

Well, it’s November and NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has started. As I mentioned in previous columns this is where writers across the globe agree to write a brand new 50,000 word novel in just thirty days from start to finish. I was surprised to see on the NaNoWriMo website all the writers in our region that are participating this year. Collectively regional writers have clocked over 150,000 words in the first three days. I personally have logged over 8,000 words in the first three days on my novel. Go writers!

Enjoy the remaining days of the fall! Namaste’

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