The calendar tells us that it is spring, but the weather conditions do not reassure us of this fact. It has been nice to see my neighbors out cleaning up around in their yards and the new growth is really growing.
The rewards of spring are being felt each day — nice long days, warmer weather, the greeting each morning of the songbirds. It makes for a lighter feeling for most of us and I know I am enjoying it.
Hopeful that we have now had our last snow fall and we can move into spring.
Weather sure has kept us puzzled about what season it truly is, with a wake up of a ground covered in snow and then by noon, it was all gone.
Well, the weather seems to be improving so that the Easter Bunny should be able to make his annual visit once again this year.
This past Saturday afternoon, there was a very enjoyable program of remembering 100 years of high school basketball in the Willsboro School.
We got a sneak preview of some spring weather a few days back, and then of course, another Sunday reminded us that winter weather is still not done.
It seems that the one hour jump ahead has also put a jump into our souls as we all await the melting of our remaining snow.
Most of us are very eager for some signs of a big change in our weather.
The calendar indicates that this month has the shortest number of days, but it sure does have a good number of holidays:
The dreaded flu bug caught up with me this last week and when it does, it really can lay you low.
I am writing this on Super Bowl Sunday. I think this is the biggest and best annual holiday for football lovers.
Well, even as we are still in the middle of winter and cold weather, there are still many things around the community to take advantage of — like the Congregational Church of Coffee House gatherings, open mic nights at the bowling alley and school basketball games, just to name a few.
The weather is still winter-like, but several still came out to the soup and bread and dessert lunch at the United Methodist Church this past Saturday.
Hopeful that everyone is thinking about some of the great times in our local history that we will be celebrating this year, our 250th birthday.
It would seem that the rush and bustle is now behind us and many of us tend to make resolutions for the new year.
Well, it looks like another year has come to a close, and there seems to be that let down feeling.
A big resounding YES to once again see that beautiful Christmas tree in the downtown park light up again after the snow storm seemed to render it into darkness.
A big thanks to the town crew that did an outstanding job of lighting our large evergreen tree in the downtown park area.
The end of the calendar year is now upon us and many wonder how it got here so fast.
This has truly been a week of thanksgiving for us here in this community.
The changes in the weather is a big indication that those end-of-the-year holidays will soon be upon us.
Halloween is now behind us and from all that I could see, it was a very quiet one here in Willsboro.
Sadly, a good neighbor kind of service has come to a close, the service of making used medical equipment available for use free of charge.
Ready or not, a week from today, the trick or treaters will be knocking on our doors.
We think of this as a summer-centered community and you would think that we just curl up and hibernate through the winter - but we don’t.
Like many that I saw this week, we just cannot get our thoughts around the fact that the season is changing fast.
Nature is fast showing their bright colors. Each day, there is more evidence that fall is officially here.
Well a recent trip to Plattsburgh sure lets one know that fall and Halloween is here.
Well, the calendar shows that in about 10 days, fall will be upon us.
When we flip the calendar to September, there seems to be a whole mindshift of what we need to get done.
Well we might be a small community but we have some big things take place here, like a break-in at the Willsboro Pharmacy, a car that ran into the side wall at the Country Store and pushed a cooler in a little bit.
It is hard to realize that the heart of our summer is fast coming to a close, as Labor Day is only a few days away as you read this column.
A real change in the weather making it feel more like fall.
Things were booming in downtown Willsboro this weekend as a reinacting group did early military demonstrations on the lawn between the library and museum.
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.
Summer in Willsboro is a great time for family and friends to get together.
Thanksgiving to Easter we long for the cold weather to go away and be replaced with those nice warm sunny days of summer.
Willsboro is really hopping with things to do.
Activities really vamped up this past weekend.
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.
The weather was not great this past week but that did not stop people from turning out to the special events this past week.
The month of June is bursting on the calendar with lots of things to take in and enjoy.
Wow, I have just returned from a great spiritual gathering for the United Methodist Church out in Syracuse.
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.
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.
It was nice to witness how several people honored and celebrated their mother’s on their special day.
It seems that the calendar year is flying past much to quickly, when you read this Mother’s Day is only four days away.
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.
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.