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Healthy Heart Day | Elizabethtown Column

Spring is just around the corner, only a week left in February!

There is a very interesting presentation sponsored by CATS on Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. until 8:30 or 9 p.m. at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex. Photographer and naturalist, Susan Morse will present “Animals of the North: What Will the Climate Change Mean for Them.” The program will educate the public on how wildlife will be affected and the challenges they’ll face. A donation of $8 is suggested. For more information call 962-2287, email at info@champlainareatrails.com or visit their website at www.champlainareatrails.com.

If the weather permits, join CATS, Champlain Area Trails for a hike in the snow at Coot Hill in Crown Point on Saturday, Feb. 22. Hikers will help decide where to create a new trail. For time and place to meet contact CATS.

The Elizabethtown Community Hospital is hosting a Healthy Heart Day on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 4 until 6 p.m. in conjunction with February’s Healthy Heart Awareness Month. There will be Free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and glucose testing, along with healthy heart information, exercise tips, delicious snacks and recipes sponsored by the hospital auxiliary. For more information call 873-3003.

I sure hope everyone is taking their cans and bottles to the new redemption center, Rapid Returns, at 219 Water Street by the lower bridge. Stop in Monday through Friday 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. or on Saturday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Ask owner Tim Record to set up a Christmas Club account or something similar for you unless you would rather just turn your recyclables in for cash. This is a fantastic way to donate to the Elizabethtown Thrift Shop, the Elizabethtown Fish & Game Club, or the ELCS fifth grade who have accounts already set up or start a donation account for your favorite organization. You can also purchase dump stickers, snacks or use the fax machine.

Planning ahead, mark your calendars for Saturday April 5, the date of the next Elizabethtown Thrift Shop collection day. As you get Spring Fever, start that cleaning up and clearing out, think of the Thrift Shop first, not the blue boxes. Donations to the Thrift Shop return directly back into our communities.

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