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Hooray It’s April! Spring really can’t be that illusive! Here a some signs that Spring is coming to E-town. The Elizabethtown Thrift Shop is having their Spring collection day on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until noon at the United Church of Christ parish hall. They are looking for clean good condition Spring and Summer clothing of all sizes, linens, household items, Easter decorations and Red Hat memorabilia. The month of April will be Red Hat month, with display and sales for nice collectable Red Hat items. For more information visit their website at www.etownthrift.org or call 873-6518.

Boquet River Association, BRASS, is holding their annual meeting at the Hand House, Monday, April 7, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Ann Ruzo Holland, coordinator of the BRASS Water Shed Plan Development Grant will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, then the business meeting will begin at 7 p.m., with the election of officers and Board of Directors, followed by the presentation of 2013 river projects. “Friends of the Boquet” awards will conclude the evening. Volunteers are always needed to help with tree planting, river clean-up and community events. For more information, call 962-4810, ext. 409 or visit their website at www.boquetriver.org.

The Elizabethtown-Lewis School Board is looking for candidates to run for two school board seats. If you’re interested, request a petition or for more information contact District Clerk Lauri Cutting at 873-6371, ext. 502 between the hours of 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Petitions must be submitted by April 21.

Even though we’re still covered in snow, with all the seed catalogs flooding the mail, now is the time to be planning your garden. If you don’t have space at your home, then think about the Elizabethtown community gardens, or help and exchange with a neighbor, grow extra to donate to others. For more ideas and information check “Community and School Gardens” at the Essex County Public Health Department website at www.co.essex.ny.us/publichealth.

Congratulations to the over all winners of the 34th Annual Doc Lopez Run for Hope half marathon race from the Keene Valley lodge to Elizabethtown on Saturday, March 22. Out of 130 runners, Jennifer Donohue from Saranac Lake and Brian Wilson from Dannemora were the first to cross the finish line.

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