In an effort to “FLATTEN THE CURVE” Otto’s Abode will remain temporarily closed until further notice. This is our seventh week of being closed.
Depending on what time Wanakeners wake up in the morning their alarm may have sounded a bit different this week. Instead of an excruciating alarm clock going “MEEH MEEH MEHH MEHH” or their cell phones going “PING PING PING PING” or the Wanakena rooster going “COCK A DOODLE DOO” they most likely – depending on where they live within the village – heard “SCRAAAAAPE BEEP BEEP BEEP VROOM VROOM VROOM SCRAAAAPE BEEP BEEP BEEP VROOM VROOM VROOM”. This was the sound of the Town of Fine plow crew cleaning up the MASSIVE snow mounds alongside the roads and dumping it into a huge pile on River Street. THANKS, TOWN OF FINE!
Fast forward a couple months. We’ve had rain, we’ve had warm, spring is here…. But the pile remains! Need some snow? Now you know where to find it – camouflaged as a sand pile. Have a look-see:
And here’s a new local story pertaining to the Covid-19 crisis via Channel 7 News: https://www.wwnytv.com/2020/04/26/north-country-man-andy-hooper-opens-up-about-his-covid-recovery/
If you tried to click the link and it didn’t work – you’re not alone. It appears the story – which originally aired on WWNY TV channel 7 this past week - has been removed from the internet. The story described a man from Natural Bridge who tested positive for covid-19 elsewhere but had been relocated to and recovering at Clifton Fine Hospital in Star Lake. Maybe the story was some sort of breech in privacy? Hmm… Well, it was news.
Blackwaters Café in Wanakena, UB’s Mercantile in Oswegatchie, Adirondack Pharmacy and Circle K in Star Lake, Mountain Gate Redemption near Benson Mines and Stone Manor Diner in Cranberry Lake and Sevey Point remain open for business in one way or another (open, take out, pick up, drop off, etc…).
The Clifton Community Library in Cranberry Lake hosts via Facebook Live bedtime stories most nights read aloud by Ms. Kate the Librarian! https://www.facebook.com/cliftoncommunitylibrary/
Hillside Diner in Oswegatchie, Todd Hardware, Twin Lakes and Coffee Fever in Star Lake and Otto’s Abode in Wanakena remain temporarily closed. There’s a rumor going around that Lakeside General in Cranberry Lake wont be open this summer at all. Clifron Fine Central School remains closed. BUT, if you were around town this past Friday afternoon you would have heard LOTS of car horn honking, lots of "woohoo"ing, and cars decorated with signs celebrating class of 2020. The teachers were out and about on a parade though Clifton-Fine, students curbside waving and dodging hard candy being tossed at them.
Kim’s Lost Dog Report: There are currently NO lost dogs in Wanakena. No lost dogs, but there is a new dog in town. His name is Benji and he’s 11 weeks old. If you see him out for walks you’re more likely to see him in his owners arms, as he’s still too little to walk around town… awwww, Benji!
St. Lawrence County spring outdoor burn ban in effect March 16th – May 14th.
Any questions, comments, concerns, trail condition inquiries, legends, jokes, animal sightings, etc… feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3158483008 or pop-in the shop!
All for now!