Elizabethtown Column

It’s hard to believe that it’s November already. The Essex County Board of Election would like you to know that have extend their hours for your convenience. They last day of extended hours will be Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. until noon. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5, remember to make your voice heard by voting. Town hall will be closed for business that day.

It’s a Piano by Nature weekend. 2005 Grammy Award winner for his album “Overtime,” Trumpeter Taylor Haskins will be in concert at the Hand House on River Street. Accompanied by pianist and long time collaborator Mark Shilansky and bassist Robinson Morse. They’ll be playing rich and eclectic jazz standards. The performances are Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m., cost is $15 for adults, $5 for children under age 15. A family special on Sunday, Nov. 3, performance, adults are $15, but all children are free. Please come out and enjoy this excellent music experience, but reservations are needed due to limited space, call 962-2949.

All the hikers, dog walkers and others, please be careful. It’s deer hunting season from now until Dec. 8, wear very bright colors if your heading into the woods. A special precaution, Elizabethtown’s Blueberry Trails does allow hunting, so be very cautious if heading up there. Hunting is also allowed on designated New York State lands, hunters please ask permission to go on private property it’s only fair.

The Elizabethtown Social Center is looking for vendors for their annual “Artisan Craft Fair”. This year the fair will be on Friday, Nov. 22, from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., then continue on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors must commit to both days, items must be handmade and an application must be submitted for approval. E-town, Lewis and New Russia crafters will have first consideration, until Nov. 1, then the spaces will be open to all others interested. For more information and/or an application, call the center at 873-6408 or visit their website at elizabethtownsocialcenter.org

There will be a public hearing on the Elizabethtown Town Budget on Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m., now is the time if you have any questions or opinions about the town finances to show up and ask. It is your right.

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