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Keeseville Column

I’m sorry to see Mac’s Grocery close down. I found the staff to be very helpful and nice; I wish them all the best. Everything is on final sale at 20 percent off until the final day Oct. 11.

Don’t forget to visit the new and improved Kingsland Square Bistro. Changes include new menu items as well as an oven on site so the Skinny Baker can make all her wonderful treats including a scone of the day.

Received an email from the Anderson Heritage Museum about an upcoming event. A power-point presentation entitled Keeseville – Days of Old will be presented by Bev Hickey on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Heritage House at 96 Clinton Street, Keeseville.

Also received an email from the director of the North Country Honor Flight concerning their very successful flight this past weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the North Country Honor Flight flew two chartered PenAir aircraft from Plattsburgh International Airport to BWI and Washington DC. Thirty WW-II veterans were being honored with this tribute and had the opportunity to experience their National World War II Memorial in D.C., something they would never have done without the Honor Flight. Joining the Honor Flight at BWI was seven-year old Mackenzie Maki, with her father who is active duty Navy. Mackenzie has been greeting the Honor Flight at BWI airport since she was old enough to stand, and her dream was to accompany the WW-II heroes to the Memorial. This year her dream came true as she joined our Honor Flight for the entire day, including being the honored guest at our dinner at American Legion Post 276 in Severn MD, where the veterans presented her with a special U.S. Navy teddy bear, complete with Honor Flight ID badge. The veterans absolutely loved Mackenzie, and she now holds the official title of Honor Flight Angel. One Army veteran, Reggie Charron of Piercefield described the experience in these words: “this day awakened the true meaning of my life.”

Stay well.

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