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Colin Wells

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Westport Column

You probably received a letter from Ambulance Squad Captain Ben Sudduth the other day asking you to contribute to our effort to buy a second power stretcher to replace our old one, which has to be raised and lowered manually.

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Kudos to miracle worker Caroline Thompson, who founded and—for, what, three decades?—ran the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks.

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The Firemen’s Golf Tournament, which was hosted by the Westport Country Club on June 1, was a great success, with sixteen teams of four competing in a day of outstanding golf.

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Time to start thinking about our upcoming Independence Day celebrations, which will take place this year on Saturday, July 6.

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Westport Central School Class of 2016 invites you to Willsboro Bowling Center this Saturday at 3 p.m. for 9 Pin Bowling to benefit the Christopher Emmet Hallowell Fund.

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Congratulations to Jim Westover, Jr. and Bruce Hoskins on their recognition recently for 50 years of service as volunteer firefighters for Westport Hose Company Number One.

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June is bustin’ out all over!

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A while back I reported that funding had run out for the ACAP After School Program in Westport and that it wouldn’t be continuing for the next school year.

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It’s hard to believe this is the fifth season that the handsome Visitors Center at the Westport Heritage House has been there to welcome newcomers to our region and our community.

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Well, planning for summer is now officially underway.

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Don’t miss the Westport Central School Drama Club’s performance of High School (Non) Musical, a parody of the Disney film High School Musical, this weekend.

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Last year at this time, the volunteers who maintain the Westport Heritage House (including the new Visitors Center) announced a summer-long “Make It Shine” raffle to fund their project to refurbish the hardwood floor in the historic building’s community room.

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Here’s a reminder about the Sunday Brunch Sourdough Waffle and Frittata Extravaganza at Dogwood Bread Company in Wadhams this Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Bad news from A.C.A.P., my employers at the After School Program: the grant runs out this year, and so at this point it looks like there won’t be an After School Program at Westport Central next year.

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Last year I wrote about the writer’s retreat that Mary Beth Coudal led at Skenewood, the beautiful and historic Jones family property on Dudley Road.

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This Saturday, March 16, the annual Tanneberger Basketball Tournament will be held in the Gym at Westport Central School starting at 1 p.m., with proceeds to go the Thomas Tanneberger Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Congratulations to Bruce Estus on his recent retirement after 39 years of service to the town, which was celebrated with a surprise party at the Town Shed a couple of weeks ago (see the story in last week’s paper).

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The folks at Champlain Area Trails (CATs) would like to thank the more than 40 volunteers who turned out on Feb. 16 in Wadhams to help clear the new Farm and Forest Trail linking Wadhams to the Bobcat Trail.

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Hopefully we haven’t had our last snow of the season, but if we do get another storm (and March always seems to bring one) here’s a very important request that I’d like to pass on to you from the hard-working folks at the town shed.

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Westport Hose Company #1 will hold its Annual Spring Car Wash on all five Saturdays in March at the Firehouse from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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A few weeks ago I passed on a “Thank You!” from the Westport Food Shelf to some of the businesses and groups that donated food over the holiday season.

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Last fall Westport Central School honored six outstanding graduates and staff by giving them a place on its Wall of Distinction, which the school is now in the process of making ready for viewing.

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Here’s a reminder for those seeking a cozy reading spot on a dark winter afternoon or evening that we’ve got two outstanding libraries serving our community, one in Westport and one in Wadhams.

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A great local tradition returns this Saturday, Jan. 19, when the Westport Heritage House will host “Bingo for the Depot” from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Here’s an email I received from my friend Sue Frisbie, who volunteers at the Westport Food Pantry:

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Finally, we’ve got snow! And just in time to bring in the New Year.

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As we come up on the exciting opening of the new Champlain Bridge, don't miss the rare opportunity this weekend of hearing the bridge's award-winning designer, Ted Zoli, talk about the history and construction of our much-awaited link to the other side.

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