This past week’s weather in a nutshell: the warm spell cooled way down over this past weekend. Downright chilly. A much-needed break in the heat and dry; right on time, actually. This shift in weather brought brief but heavy wind. Some downed trees and lots of rain. One 15-foot balsam-top cracked off and over, cascaded toward the ground puncturing the earth and snapped off. Yikes. Clintonia and Lady Slipper in the forest! Mom and eight quacklings seen strutting-up second street. Holly says High Falls Loop is in good shape besides some beaver action up The Truck Trail. Bernie says juvenile bald eagle at The Mill Pond. Heard a funky guttural growl from the backyard the other evening… two very round raccoons sniffing around the garbage can. Mosquito and deer fly abound. Turtle bridge crossing, too. Thick and humid – more rain on the way.
Stone Manor Diner & Motel in Cranberry Lake, Lakeside General Store in Cranberry Lake, UB’s Mercantile in Oswegatchie, Todd Hardware, Adirondack Pharmacy and Circle K in Star Lake, Mountain Gate Redemption near Benson Mines, and Sevey Point remain open for business in one way or another (open, take out, pick up, drop off, etc…). Post Offices are open too (Thanks, Mary!)
Duck Decoy and MORE showroom open for pop-ins. “Showroom FILLED” 481 Tooly Pond Rd, Cranberry Lake – 315-848-4223
Always beautiful photography at the Wanakena Tracks facebook page.
The Clifton Community Library in Cranberry Lake hosts via Facebook Live bedtime stories most nights read aloud by Ms. Kate the Librarian!
Hillside Diner in Oswegatchie, Twin Lakes and Coffee Fever in Star remain temporarily closed.
Kim’s Lost Dog Report: As of Wednesday at 10:35am when Kim poked her head in the shop and said: “Hey, There are no lost dogs this week”... there are NO lost dogs in Wanakena.
All for now!
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