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NEWS FROM WILMINGTON: Halloween, election, etc.

October 31, 2013
LORA BUSHEY , Lake Placid News

Hello to one and all within the reach of this column. Let's see what's brewing in and around Wilmington, shall we? Well, the big day has come at last, the day before All Saints' Day, namely Hallowe'en, or All Hallows Eve if you prefer. I read recently where a hallow was another name for a saint or holy person. Makes sense.

To all the people who will help to make this year's Halloween at the Hall a rousing success, THANK YOU! Here is a listing of the supporters: Little Super Market, Village Hardware & Variety, Sherry's Hair Salon, High Peaks Builders, Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Wilmington Fish and Game Club. Wilmington Youth Center, Santa's Workshop, Cliff's Electric, Team Placid Planet, Pepsi/Frito Lay Co., Michaud Chips, National Bank & Trust, Adirondack Chocolates (Candyman), Coke, AuSable ambulance service, T&T Tanning, CSEA Local 059, Wilmington town Supervisor Randy Preston, Hungry Trout and Fly Shop, Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors and Business Bureau, Mountain Brook Lodge, Sally Gill, Bouyea's Bread, Alpine Country Inn, Dowling, Capital Candy, Peck Builders, Bonnieview Housing, Country Bear, A&W Bobsled Simulator, Up a Creek, Hershey's Ice Cream, Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Wilmington E.M. Cooper Memorial Public Library, Devin's Garage and Deli, Lake Everest Pizza, Haselton Lumber, Quandt's Food Service, NYSEF, Plattsburgh Distributing, High Peaks Distributing, Day Wholesale, Pray's Produce, Huff Ice Cream, Wilmington Historical Society, Cake Placid, Wilderness Inn II, ANCO Heating, Hull's Contracting, Hyde Fuel, Elizabethtown Community Hospital High Peaks Health Center, Birch Tree Lodge, Darrah's Trash Removal, ABC Auto and Wilmington Get Together.

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Tanner Forbes and Alex Wesley aren’t sure yet which movie to see at the AuSable Forks Elementary School PTO’s annual fundraiser, the Movie Spooktacular, held at the Hollywood Theater in AuSable Forks on Saturday, Oct. 26. Elementary school PTO members Michelle Wesley and Chelsea Lincoln welcome them.
Photo/Lora Bushey

What goes together better than Election Day and a pork dinner? That's right, folks, not too much. There will be an Election Day Pork Supper on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Whiteface Community United Methodist Church in Wilmington from 5 to 7 p.m. with take-outs at 4:30. On the menu is pork, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, cole slaw, carrots, roll and apple pie for dessert - adults $7.50 and children under 12 free. Church personnel are quoted as saying that they are purposely keeping the cost to a minimum this year. Thank you from those of us watching our wallets.

Speaking of Election Day, let's not forget to do our civic duty and get to the polls here in Wilmington on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Most of our seats are uncontested - most, except for the position of town clerk. Jerry Bruce is the incumbent, and he will be challenged this year by Linda Lawrence. Both of these people, in my opinion, would do their utmost to do a good job. Wilmington, being a sole voting district, means that all voting takes place in our Community Center on Springfield Road. The polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m.

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Remember how fast the month of October went by? Before November flies by in the same manner, I'd better get the news out about Wilmington's annual Children's Christmas Celebration coming up on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Santa's Workshop. Once again, this event is free and open to all residents and business owners of Wilmington. Included are free admission to Santa's Workshop, a gift from Santa for children aged 1 to 10, hot dogs, soda and cookies. Besides the admission and goodies, various groups will be entertaining throughout Santa's Village. All this fun will begin between the starting times of 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. and will conclude with a splendiferous display of fireworks at 7:15. Donations are being requested to ensure that all the kiddies will be having the best time that they can. If you would like to help out, please make a check payable to "Town of Wilmington" and mail it to P.O. Box 180, Wilmington, NY 12997. Any donation that is received by Nov. 18 will be listed on the roster of sponsors which will be listed on the night's program guide.

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Did you eat some nice fresh vegetables this past summer? Nice to have them, wasn't it? Did you realize that you, too, could have a plot at the Wilmington Community Garden next year and grow your own veggies? Last year was year number one and the organizers are already looking forward to an even greater number of people getting their hands dirty and planting up a plethora of peas, beans and tomatoes - and flowers, and so much more. On Saturday, Oct. 19, some intrepid gardeners took to the garden plots behind the Community Center on Springfield Road to glean and clean them, thereby readying them for winter closure. For the spring and summer of 2014, plots will be available for individuals, groups or families at $20 per year. Gardeners will be responsible to plant, care for and clean out gardens at end of season. Organizers Gail Mitchell and Judith Peabody send out the invitation: "Come join the community and reap your own harvest. There is discussion to offer a free garden plot to anyone or group who wants to garden for the Community Food Shelf." Contact Gail Mitchell at 637-2673 or Judith Peabody at 946-7441 for more information or to sign up.

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The Adirondack Wildlife Refuge is building a Bear Cub Rehabilitation Den. You know, that great place at 977 Springfield Road where we can bring wounded birds and all? They are erecting a 20-by-40-foot enclosure made of concrete and chain link that will house abandoned and wounded bear cubs beginning in August and having them ready to be released the following May, when they will be sturdy enough to survive on their own. The refuge is asking all of us to help with donations so that this life-saving den can become a reality. Please send any tax-deductible donation to Adirondack Wildlife Inc., Bear Rehabilitation Campaign, P.O. Box 555, Wilmington, NY 12997.

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Kids in their Halloween costumes will be able to get free books at the Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay. Since the library is taking in items for its annual holiday sale, why not combine two things and bring your children and your gently used donations at the same time? The library hours are Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any questions, please call 946-2644.

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Many readers of the Lake Placid News know of Deanna Santor, who faithfully writes about the goings on in AuSable Forks. Her mom, Leota Perkins, passed away recently, and there will be a blood drive in her honor on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Black Brook Town Hall from 3 to 7 p.m. Friends of the community are sponsoring this event. There will also be a drawing for door prizes. If you have any questions, please call Linda Dubay at 647-5302.

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The fundraising dinner held on Wednesday, Oct. 23 for Jason, Jenny and Amber Winch was a great success. As Jenny said, "Our school family, our church family and our community family are amazing." I do feel that she and her family were at a loss for words after seeing the outpouring of concern and love that were shown to them at the Lake Placid school cafeteria on that night. A very delicious ziti dinner was served while silent auctions and paper sack raffles were set up in the school's foyer.

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Daylight savings time will be leaving us next week, Sunday, Nov. 3 to be exact. What was referred to as slow time in my house for years becomes our norm until next spring. Let's remember to put our clocks back an hour on Saturday night before we go to sleep.

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And in closing, Veterans Day will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 11 this year. There will be special services in our area. Please check the Lake Placid News for those services, and then attend one of them to show our veterans the support they so richly deserve. Thank you to all our area vets. Like Red Skelton used to say when closing his TV show, "Good night, and may God bless." May God bless our veterans.

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(Editor's note: Lora Bushy wants readers to know that this will be her last column for the Lake Placid News.)

 
 

 

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