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Janice Allen

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Rabies clinic | Willsboro Column

A real change in the weather making it feel more like fall.

Country Music By the River | Willsboro Column

Things were booming in downtown Willsboro this weekend as a reinacting group did early military demonstrations on the lawn between the library and museum.

Ecumenical Vacation Bible School | Willsboro Column

When the stores and families are talking about purchasing back-to-school items, it makes me realize that summer is going by way too quickly.

AARP safe driving classes | Willsboro Column

Summer in Willsboro is a great time for family and friends to get together.

Warm sunny days of summer | Willsboro Column

Thanksgiving to Easter we long for the cold weather to go away and be replaced with those nice warm sunny days of summer.

46 of the High Peaks | Willsboro Column

Willsboro is really hopping with things to do.

Graduation thoughts | Willsboro

Activities really vamped up this past weekend.

Last week of school | Willsboro Column

This has been the last week of the school year so caution every one to be mindful that more young people will be out with bikes and playing games sometimes near the roads.

Heritage Museum | Willsboro Column

The weather was not great this past week but that did not stop people from turning out to the special events this past week.

Open House tours | Willsboro Column

The month of June is bursting on the calendar with lots of things to take in and enjoy.

Old American Flags | Willsboro Column

Wow, I have just returned from a great spiritual gathering for the United Methodist Church out in Syracuse.

Monument: General Ransom Noble | Willsboro Column

Well, Memorial Day is the start of our summer season here in the North Country and the time for many special activities to get under way.

Heritage Society help | Willsboro Column

Riding around the community, there are many lawns with a carpet of beautiful yellow dandelions, food for the bees and a joy for small children to pick without getting into trouble.

I Remember Momma | Willsboro Column

It was nice to witness how several people honored and celebrated their mother’s on their special day.

Happy Birthday | Willsboro Column

It seems that the calendar year is flying past much to quickly, when you read this Mother’s Day is only four days away.

Boston strong | Willsboro Column

The Easter Bunny traveled through town with no trouble and left off a lot of candy treats, much to the pleasure of our young population.

Heritage Society kiosk | Willsboro Column

Yes, Spring really seems to be here, longer, warmer days, snow nearly gone, mud, plants poking their heads up, trees budding, more bird activity and the Boquet River went out with no trouble so this is what we have been waiting for.

April fools day | Willsboro Column

April 1, April fools day sure seems to be playing the joke on us with this weather, this is not what spring is supposed to be about.

After School Youth Program | Willsboro Column

It is hard to believe that Easter is only four weeks away and this is the time we not only welcome the birds back to the area but we also look forward of the return of our families that depart for the winter.

Monthly Public suppers | Willsboro Column

This is the week that we celebrate the beginning of SPRING - now all we need is to wave a magic wand to make the snow go away.

Ecumenical Lenten Lunch and service | Willsboro Column

I really am feeling that spring is not far off.

The season of Lent | Willsboro Column

Here we are starting the season of Lent, this week with Ash Wednesday and then for the next several weeks that leads up to Easter.

“One on one” time | Willsboro Column

It is great to see changes in the weather, snow piles are shrinking, days are inching a little longer, more birds are showing up and a few tight buds are showing on tree’s and schrubs.

The new Senior Community | Willsboro Column

I guess the groundhog knew it’s stuff, winter is not over yet.

Ida Davis Atkinson celebrates 102 years | Willsboro Column

The weather is like a January thaw, but more winter is predicted on this Groundhog Day.

Putting Christmas to rest | Willsboro Column

I found this year that putting Christmas to rest for another year has been harder for me putting the decorations away, makes me think that next year maybe not to put out so many decorations.

Senior Assisted Living worship service | Willsboro Column

January weather has good and bad days, this week we went from a few bad storm days and one January thaw like day, now we are heading into some real cold days.

Good Samaritan help | Willsboro Column

In getting around the community and learning of the many great way that people reached out to many others over the holidays, makes me proud and happy to live in Willsboro.

Mother Nature reminders | Willsboro Column

I guess Mother Nature thought that we needed a reminder of just what winter was really all about.

Mother Nature | Willsboro Column

Wow this will be a Christmas holiday that will go down in the history books — at least for me, anyway.

White Christmas | Willsboro Column

Ready or not Christmas is here and looks like it will be a white one.

Battle of the Boquet | Willsboro Column

Well Mother Nature won out over us here in Willsboro this weekend, we got our first heavy snow storm and it kind of shut things down this past Sunday.

Special Holiday concerts | Willsboro Column

It seems to me that the month of December is just flying past, when asked if I am ready for Christmas and I look at the calendar and wow there are only 17 days left as I am writing this column.

Remember the true Holiday spirit | Willsboro Column

Hopeful everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and now we have four weeks to prepare ourself to pay honor to the great season just ahead Christmas.

Holiday Decorating contest | Willsboro Column

Our winter coats are feeling more welcome each day as the weather is getting colder and that white stuff is giving a light covering to the ground.

Seeking Christmas items | Willsboro Column

Well the report that I received on the election results after the absentees have been counted the winners remain the same as of the election night results.

Holiday Sale and Soup and Bread Lunch | Willsboro Column

A thrilling week for me this past week, it was wonderful to be a part of the election process this year.

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The elections are now behind us and hopefully the most qualified persons are now elected to the job they were seeking.

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My journey to Reber this past week I was surprised to find two traffic lights in the center of Reber, wow a whole new sections of roadway being installed near the firehall.

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Halloween is right around the corner hopefully those out for fun will be responsible and not do any damaging acts just go out for the usual trick & treating.

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Time does get away from us especially as some of us are in the aging part of life, but I recently attended a meeting where we are starting to plan for the upcoming celebration as the town is turning 250 years old in 2015.

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We have enjoyed some nice fall weather days and it is great to see many of our trees dressed in their fall colors.

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Regardless of the weather, fall is still a very active around here.

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Well fall is officially here and the month of September seems to call us back into getting things organized for the months ahead.

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The Fall chill is in the air and a jacket once again feels good.

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Big weather changes, colder and some tree’s are showing a little of the fall colors. I am also getting mailings featuring Christmas items for sale.

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A flip of the calendar and here we are into a whole new season; a season that very quickly takes us into a different direction and a much more organized one.

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Wow what a great deal to turn 80 years of age, my family treated me royally as some 21 members of my family came together for a great meal at the Essex Inn on Saturday evening.

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Things are feeling more like fall each week, morning light come later and it gets dark earlier, some warm days and cooler nights sure feels like summer is fast coming to a close.

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Summer is flying past it seems at a rapid speed, and before we know it our summer families will be returning to their winter residence.

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