Busy times ahead for canal area

H eritage Area director Carol Greenough said last week she has been contacted by the state’s Lakes to Locks passage program to establish a Lakes to Locks center at the Skenesborough Museum. She also said that the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is again planning for the Lois McClure, a full-scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat, to visit Whitehall again this season.

She said the theme for this year’s voyage is agriculture and that the museum hopes there can be a farmers’ market set up when the ship visits. No dates have been set.

The New York State canal Corp. is planning its annual Canal Clean Sweep event for April 15 to 17, and Gordon said that the town would seek help from Whitehall schools, as it has done in the past. “We’ve had the schools before, and we will want to get them involved,” he said.

The board approved a request to use the park as the base for an event by the non-profit group, Cycle For Celiac, which will hold a 20-mile bike ride and an 8-mile bike tour June 4.

The event, which is designed to raise awareness about the condition that causes serious reactions to gluten, is being organized by Amy Rota-Poulin, a local cookbook author.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress 12/19/14

North Country Freepress – 12/19/14

Weekender 12/12/14

Lakes Region Freepress 12/19/14

Classifieds 12/17/14

Girls fall to Greenwich in opener

A stingy defense was too much for Granville to overcome in season opener Friday night. Granville was held to seven […]

Girls compete with Cougars

The Whitehall girls’ basketball team (0-3) is still seeking its first win of the season. However, the girls stuck with […]

Boys’ hoops handed first loss

After leaping out to a 2-0 start, the Whitehall boys’ basketball team was grounded at North Warren, 65-43. To say […]

Main Street rebounding, says dog salon owner

Dog Salon

By Dan King Malin Shepherd’s new dog salon on Main Street is a sign, she says, that the street is […]

What are you drinking?

Whitehall water

By Dan King If you live in the Village of Whitehall, your drinking water is perfectly healthy. That’s what the […]

Dared by friends, she write a novel

Author

By Derek Liebig It started with a dare. A few years ago, Granville resident Michele Sargent was having lunch with […]

Town to host hearing on fire protection

By Derek Liebig The town board will hold a public hearing later this month on proposed contracts for fire protection […]