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.
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.
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.
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.
I really am feeling that spring is not far off.
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.
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.
I guess the groundhog knew it’s stuff, winter is not over yet.
The weather is like a January thaw, but more winter is predicted on this Groundhog Day.
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.
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.
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.
I guess Mother Nature thought that we needed a reminder of just what winter was really all about.
Wow this will be a Christmas holiday that will go down in the history books — at least for me, anyway.
Ready or not Christmas is here and looks like it will be a white one.
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.
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.
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.